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Vermont Celebrates Champlain' named Top 100 Event in US

Wed, 10/01/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

The American Bus Association (ABA) announced that the 'Vermont Celebrates Champlain,' and 'Hudson 400th Celebration of Discovery' are the winning US events, respectively, as ABA released its 2009 list of the
'Top 100 Events in North America.'

The year 2009 will mark the 400th anniversary of when French explorer Samuel de Champlain traveled by canoe up the Richelieu River and came upon a lake spanning 120 miles in length and 12 miles in width.

State Treasurer Issues Statement on Need for Congress to Act Now

Tue, 09/30/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

State Treasurer Issues Statement on Need for Congress to Act Now
I understand that Vermonters are angry about the financial mess we are currently facing and not sure who to trust about what the appropriate government response should be. There is plenty of blame to be shared for the dilemma we are in. That can come later. Right now we need a bipartisan agreement in Congress to pass a comprehensive bill that will help to stabilize the financial markets sooner rather than later.

Top Ten Summer 2009 events and the Top Ten Fall 2009 events

Tue, 09/30/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Winners for the Vermont Hospitality Councils
Summer 2009 and Fall 2009 Top Ten List

The Vermont Hospitality Council, a division
of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the winners
for the Top Ten Summer 2009 events and the Top Ten Fall 2009 events. A
complete list of winners and descriptions of the events are available at
http://www.vtchamber.com/events/.

Baker Distributing Wins "Exhibitor of the Year"

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

ESSEX JCT, VT - The team from Baker Distributing bested over 130 exhibitors to take "Exhibitor of the Year" honors at the annual convention and expo for the Vermont Food Industry, which was sponsored by the Vermont Grocers' Association. The award is based on overall attractiveness, creativity and presentation of the exhibit booth as judged by the retail and restaurant attendees of the show. Baker's highlighted their product line and tied in a couple of new Harley Custom Bikes in their expanded presentation.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont President Milnes to Retire

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont President Milnes to Retire
Berlin, VT - William R. Milnes, Jr, president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT), has announced he will retire later this year after 10 years with the Plan and nearly 34 years with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield system.

Council Honors Employers for Wellness Programs

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Council Honors Employers for Wellness Programs

Burlington -- 48 Vermont work sites will receive awards October 7 from the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The awards honor employers that support staff access to physical fitness activities and promote good health on and off the job. The council and Governor Jim Douglas will present the awards in a ceremony at a Work Site Wellness Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington.
The following work places will receive honors:
1-25 Employees
Otter Creek Conservation District - RECOGNITION

Exchanges that will be 100 percent covered by FairPoint by 2010

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

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FairPoint to provide 100 percent broadband coverage in 51 Vermont localities

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

FAIRPOINT TO PROVIDE 100 PERCENT BROADBAND COVERAGE IN 51 VERMONT LOCALITIES
FERRISBURGH, Vt. (September 30, 2008) - More Vermonters will be able to quickly e-mail photos, download music and surf the Internet because FairPoint Communications today announced it will provide 100 percent broadband coverage to its customers in half of its Vermont telephone exchanges by December 31, 2010.

Grocers' Association Re-elects MacDonald Chairman

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, VT - The Vermont Grocers' Association has re-elected Bill MacDonald of the Waits River General Store as Chairman. Mr. MacDonald operates a family owned market in Topsham, VT along with his wife, Donna. Also re-elected were Darcy Nutter of Price Chopper Supermarkets as Vice Chairman and Dwight LaFountain of Jiffy Mart Stores as Secretary-Treasurer. Bill is the Moderator for both the town of Topsham and the Unified School District-#36 and is a trustee of the local volunteer fire department.

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