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Addison County Chamber of Commerce news

Mon, 11/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

1- Remember to RSVP for our After Hours Business Mixer scheduled for
Thursday, November 18th from 5-7pm. This month the mixer is being hosted
the wonderful folks at Chittenden Bank in Middlebury. Expect lots of
great food & beverages (cash bar) and networking with your business
Also don't forget your chances to win some super door prizes and the Pot
Gold, now worth $1000!!! PLEASE RSVP TO THE CHAMBER AT 388-7951 OR EMAIL
BACK! Cost is only $3 per person at the door unless you're a card

VEDA approves $3.9M in projects

Mon, 11/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim


Stowe, VT A Bennington manufacturer will expand operations, a Northeast
Kingdom logger will purchase a protected forest parcel, and a Barre video company
will renovate their headquarters with $3.9 million in financing assistance approved by
the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Board of Directors.

Approved projects are:

Mentoring Conference Celebrates Tomorrow's Workforce

Sun, 11/07/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business Education Partnership and the Vermont Mentoring Partnership are joining efforts on Monday, November 15, 2004, to present the Seventh Annual Mentors Make a Difference Conference at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington (8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.). The Conference is open to adults and youth 13 years of age or older.

Wyeth announces sale of Georgia plant

Thu, 11/04/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Wyeth Announces the Sale of its Georgia, Vermont
Manufacturing Facility to Affiliate of PBM Products
Madison, N.J., November 4, 2004 - Wyeth (NYSE:WYE) has announced that a definitive agreement has been signed with an affiliate of PBM Products Inc. for the sale of its Georgia, Vermont, infant nutrition manufacturing facility.

Former editor founds Vermont newsclips

Wed, 11/03/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Guy Page of Cambridge has founded Vermont Newsclips, the only Vermont-based company that provides comprehensive clipping of about 70 Vermont media outlets. Other services include free media consulting and media contact information. Current clients of Vermont Newsclips include advocacy organizations, state agencies, colleges, and lobbyists. Page, the former publisher of the Colchester Chronicle, has worked in Vermont journalism, public relations and advocacy for 25 years. To contact Vermont Newsclips call 644-5066 or email

Chris Fogg named president of the Vermont Attractions Association

Tue, 11/02/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

At its October Annual Meeting, members of the Vermont Attractions Association (VAA) named Vermont Chamber Vice President of Travel and Tourism Chris Fogg as their new President.
Vermont Attractions Chairman of the Board Gary Neil of Quechee Gorge Village noted, We are looking forward to working with Chris. He brings to the post of President a wealth of marketing experience as well as a fresh perspective.

Mobile Technology Helps Clinicians Reduce Medical Errors and Prescription Drug Costs

Tue, 11/02/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mobile Technology Helps Clinicians Reduce Medical Errors and Prescription Drug Costs
BCBS of Vermont Drug Benefit Information Now Available
Through Handheld PDAs and the Internet
Berlin, VT and San Mateo, CA Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont announced today that physicians and other health care professionals throughout Vermont now have convenient access to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont prescription drug benefit information via the latest mobile technology.

Upper Valley Haven Earns 5 Stars in Energy Efficiency

Tue, 11/02/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Hanover, NH, November 3, 2004 Efficiency Vermont has certified The Upper Valley Haven as having met all of the requirements for an Energystar labeled building. The facility, located on Route 5 in White River Junction, VT, received 86.7 points out of a possible 100 points, earning the 5 Star designation. The attention to detail, the high performance insulation system, and good mechanical and lighting choices led to this high achievement, said Cathy Reynolds of Efficiency Vermont. UK Architects of Hanover, NH, designed the building.

Vermont Federal CU president named to CUNA panel

Tue, 11/02/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, VT-Joseph M. Finnigan, President/CEO of Vermont Federal Credit Union was recently named to an Advisory Panel for CUNA Mutual Group.
The Advisory Panel is made up of 30-40 CEOs from mid to large sized Credit Unions from around the country. The groups role is informal and will provide direction to CUNA Mutual on topics, trends, products and solutions.

Buy a Snowflake and Help Beat Cancer!

Mon, 11/01/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Buy a Snowflake and Help Beat Cancer!
Fayston Illustrator Sarah Dillard is one of nearly 200 childrens book illustrators who have created original works of art on snowflakes, for Roberts Snow: for Cancers Cure, a unique fundraiser on behalf of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for cancer research. Snowflakes will be auctioned on-line from November 2 to December 12.
Roberts Snow: for Cancers Cure was created by childrens book author/illustrator Grace Lin.

GMP files cost of service study, rates to increase 1.9%

Mon, 11/01/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

COLCHESTER -- Green Mountain Power (NYSE: GMP) has filed its
cost-of-service study supporting the implementation of a January 2005 rate
increase of 1.9 percent, pursuant to a plan previously approved by the
Vermont Public Service Board (VPSB). This will be the first increase for
Green Mountain Power customers in four years.
"Our success in controlling costs and managing the business well has meant

GMP reports third quarter earnings

Mon, 11/01/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

COLCHESTER -- Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE: GMP) has announced consolidated earnings of $0.65 per share of common stock, diluted, for the third quarter of 2004 compared with earnings of $0.59 per share of common stock, diluted, for the same period in 2003. Year to date earnings for 2004 are $1.70 per share, diluted, compared with earnings of $1.60 per share for the first nine months of 2003.