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Vermont Business Nominated for Prestigious National Green Business Award

Thu, 10/12/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

HUNTINGTON, Vt. Green Living Now, LLC ( announced today that their web-based natural and organic household products business was voted one of the top ten finalists for the Coop America People's Choice Award for Green Business of the Year. The award recognizes business leaders committed to social and environmental responsibility. Thousands of companies were nominated, but only the ten highest vote getters made it to the finals.

Vermont Hospitality EXPO Planned for November

Wed, 10/11/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its plans to host the inaugural Vermont Hospitality EXPO on Monday, November 6, at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington. The show will provide owners, managers, buyers, innkeepers and chefs at Vermont's lodging and restaurant properties with a forum to meet and network and find resources for their businesses.

New Vermont-Based Company, AgRefresh, Signs on Farm Projects

Mon, 10/09/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Renewable energy credits, green power, energy-efficient equipment, and hybrid cars have emerged as solutions for organizations looking to cool their carbon footprint in the fight against global warming. But who truly benefits from these environmentally supportive ideas?
If the vision of Jeffrey Frost, Co-Founder of the farm-centered AgRefresh, is clear, then the answer is Vermont family farmers, organizations that consume a lot of energy, the environment, and Vermont's rural economy.

Sheraton Burlington Announces New Human Resources Director

Mon, 10/02/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mr. Leonard is a graduate of Rice High School and Boston University with a Bachelors of Science degree in hospitality administration. Adam was most recently employed in the Human Resource office at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, a Starwood Hotel, in downtown Boston. Mr. Leonard is originally from Jeffersonville and is happy to return home to Vermont and remain with Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Blue Cross and blue Shield of Vermont announces distinguished employee for July

Mon, 10/02/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

pMs. Blow is a compliance specialist in the customer service department and has been with Blue Cross and Blue Shield since 2003. She is cited for her professional attitude, her willingness to help her co-workers, and for her dedication. A co-worker stated, "Katy is consistently an innovative, positive, thoughtful hard worker."

BCBSVT Adds Tools to Help Members Compare Cost Estimates, Treatment Option

Tue, 09/26/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Berlin, VT Members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and The Vermont Health Plan now have access to a sophisticated, web-based informational program that will allow them to view treatment options and cost estimates for a variety of health conditions, and to research and compare hospitals in their area.
The decision-support tools are included in a new, online Health Advisor program, according to BCBSVT, and they are designed to be easy to use and help members better manage their health care services and expenses.

Citizens Bank announces job creation program in Vermont

Sun, 09/17/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Job Bank” offers $150 million loan fund for New England businesses
BURLINGTON, VT. - Citizens Bank today announced a $150 million fund that will offer low-interest
loans to companies that commit to creating or expanding jobs in New England.
Citizens Job Bank, the first of its kind in the Green Mountain State, will help create more than 2,500 new jobs in Vermont and throughout New England.
in response to concerns raised by government leaders and Citizens’ customers

Tom Shampnois Promoted to Vermont Chamber Vice President of Travel & Tourism

Thu, 09/14/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Tom Shampnois is the new Vermont Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Travel & Tourism.
Shampnois is the former Vermont Chamber Director of Advertising Sales and Marketing. In his new capacity he will manage the Vermont Chamber tourism department and the Vermont Hospitality Council, a division of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. His duties will include publication management and legislative advocacy.


Wed, 09/13/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Berlin, VT Becky Law, a resident of Northfield, VT, and Rus Franswick, a resident of Johnson, VT have been chosen as distinguished employees for the months of May and June 2006 respectively.