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Veteran Vermont Chamber Vice President is the Travel Person of the Year

Tue, 11/25/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont travel industry expert Sue Kruthers was named the 2003 Travel Person of the Year at the 21st Annual Vermont Travel Industry Conference (VTIC) November 19, 2003 in Stowe.
The VTIC is an independent non-profit organization comprised of a coalition of state, private, non-profit, and business organizations. Each year, a special committee selects the Travel Person of the Year based on the following criteria:
* Encourages travelers to visit the state

* Helps position Vermont as a friendly and fun place to visit

Professional Brewing Course in Middlebury

Mon, 11/24/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The American Brewers Guild Brewing School will be hosting it’s professional brewing class, at Otter Creek Brewing, in Middlebury Vermont, from December 1st to 6th, 2003. The American Brewers Guild, one of only three professional brewing schools in the country, is now headquartered in Salisbury, Vermont. The residential week of the Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering and Craftbrewer’s Apprenticeship Programs will host 20 students and four instructors and is a culmination of 21 weeks of learning.

The Equinox Resort and Spa is Named to the Top 50 Ski Resorts in North America

Thu, 11/20/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

General Manager Gary Thulander announced
that The Equinox Resort and Spa has been ranked as the
number 36th Ski Resort in North America by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
The ranking appears in the December 2003 issue. "This is a great
accomplishment for The Equinox and our staff," commented Thulander. "To be
the only Resort in Vermont and one of only 2 in the Eastern United States
to make this list is a tremendous honor. It's a testament to our staff's
commitment to provide the ultimate in customer service. This is yet
another step

GMP Announces Third Quarter Earnings

Sun, 11/16/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE: GMP)announced consolidated earnings of $0.59 per share of common stock, diluted, for the third quarter of 2003 compared with earnings of $0.52 per share for the same period in 2002. Year to date earnings for 2003 are $1.60 per share, diluted, compared with earnings of $1.41 per share for the first nine months of 2002.

Rule Change Will Allow More Small Businesses to Qualify for SBA Assistance

Sun, 11/16/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The U.S. Small Business Administration has increased its revenue-based size standard for small businesses in the facilities support services industry from $6 million in average annual receipts to $30 million.
The new size standard will allow more companies to qualify for small business assistance and compete as a small business for federal contracts. It was published as a final rule in the Federal Register on October 15, 2003, and is effective on November 14, 2003. Under the new rule, the sub-category of base maintenance will also increase from $23 million to $30 million.

New Hampshire Architect Chairs Jury for Two Prestigious AIA Awards

Wed, 11/12/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

M. Hunter Ulf, AIA, recently chaired a jury of six architects in Washington, D.C. to select the recipients for the two highest honors bestowed by the national American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors – the Gold Medal Award and the Architecture Firm Award. The Gold Medal Award is given to an individual in recognition of significant work with lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. The Architecture Firm Award is conferred upon an architecture firm for consistently producing distinguished architecture.

VINS Educators Win Prestigious Awards

Tue, 11/11/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Educators at VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science)
recently won two of the three annual awards given by the New England
Environmental Education Alliance.
Jenna Guarino, director of VINS's Environmental Citizenship program, was
recognized with the 2003 Non-formal Environmental Educator Award and
VINS's Community Mapping Program received the Maria Pirie Environmental
Program Award.
Guarino was cited as the education professional working outside the formal
classroom setting who has made "continuous and enduring contributions to

Champlain Valley Urgent Care Announce the Opening of Their Second Location

Mon, 11/10/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Dr. Timothy Fitzgerald and the staff of Champlain Valley Urgent Care announce the opening of their second location at 620 Hinesburg Road in South Burlington.
Champlain Valley Urgent Care provides occupational medical services such as physicals, drug and alcohol testing, and work-related injury treatment to area businesses, as well as urgent care services to area residents and travelers.

James Wyant Wins PBS Leadership Award

Tue, 10/28/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

James A. Wyant of Pointe Claire, Quebec, a member of the Vermont Public
Television board of directors and chair of VPT's Canadian charitable
organization, was honored with the 2003 Public Television Leadership
Award. John King, president of Vermont Public Television, presented the
award to him Oct. 4 at the PBS Development Conference in Denver, Colo.
The prestigious national award honors volunteers each year for exceptional
work on behalf of public television. He is the first Canadian to win the

Okemo Mountain Resort to Purchase Crested Butte Resort

Tue, 10/28/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tim and Diane Mueller, owners of Triple Peaks, LLC and
the Callaway and Walton families, owners of Crested Butte Mountain Resort,
LLC and its subsidiaries have announced that they have signed a Letter of
Intent for the purchase and of Crested Butte Resort and all of its assets.
Crested Butte is located in southwest Colorado in the town of Mt.
Crested Butte and is best known for its historic town, exciting nightlife
and some of the best extreme skiing in the world. The resort has 85

Vermont Public Television Staffers Earn PBS Development Awards

Thu, 10/23/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) recently honored members of the
Vermont Public Television staff with national awards for their local
fundraising efforts in the 2003 fiscal year. Besides recognizing
fundraising success, the awards cite innovation and best practices. VPT's
vice president for marketing and development, Lee Ann Lee, and her staff
were recognized for overall development. Sharing the honor were Peter
Shea, Paul Ugalde, Scott Schultz, David Donegan, Jeffrey Nelson, Brennan
Neill, France Hilt, Trish Sweeney and Jeff Cory.