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New center at Champlain College named for S.D. Ireland Family

Sun, 09/19/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

At a dedication event held on campus on September 17, Champlain College announced its newest academic facility will be named after the S.D. Ireland family, owner of S.D. Ireland Concrete Construction Corp. of Burlington, Vt. The $10 million, state-of-the-art building will be called The S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business and Technology.

IBM Vermont plant in deal with Kodak

Thu, 09/16/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

IBM Vermont plant in deal with Kodak
IBM and Kodak have announced a multi-year agreement under which the two
conpanies will jointly develop and produce image sensor chips for consumer
products such as digital cameras and cell phones. Engineers at the IBM
Vermont facility will work with Kodak to develop a manufacturing process
to help Kodak deliver image sensors for consumer products that offer
higher performance, improved image quality and more features than devices
currently available. IBM will manufacture these image chips for Kodak at

State hospital to get help from FA, D-H

Wed, 09/15/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Fletcher Allen Health Care to work
with Vermont Department of Health to Improve Patient Care at Vermont State
WATERBURY-Agency of Human Services Secretary Charlie Smith today announced
that the State of Vermont will work with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
Center and Fletcher Allen Health Care to find solutions to continuing
problems with patient care at the Vermont State Hospital.
"This brings the expertise of both academic medical centers to the table,"

30th Anniversary of Northern Power founding

Tue, 09/14/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Northern Power Systems, a subsidiary of Distributed Energy Systems Corp., will mark the 30th anniversary of its founding at a noontime event September 17 at the companys new headquarters in Waitsfield, Vermont. The event will also feature the formal opening and dedication of the new facility in the Mad River Park industrial complex.
Northern president Clint Jito Coleman will host the event, which will also include the participation of Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy and Bill McKibben, noted author of Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age, The End of Nature and other works.

Douglas outlines health care plan

Tue, 09/14/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas Details Health Care Reform Plan
Stowe. - In a keynote address to the Vermont Chamber of Commerce September 14,
Governor Jim Douglas outlined his comprehensive vision for quality,
affordable health care for all Vermonters.
Governor Douglas' health insurance plan would immediately reduce premiums
by 15 percent for every Vermonter with an individual insurance plan;
decrease the number of uninsured Vermonters by 20 percent in the first
year; offer low and middle income Vermonters a premium discount of up to

GMCR Appoints McCreary COO

Mon, 09/13/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

(GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Appoints Scott McCreary as Chief Operating Officer
WATERBURY-Green Mountain
Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) announced the appointment of
Scott McCreary as Chief Operating Officer, effective September 25,
2004. Mr. McCreary brings more than 20 years of strategic operational and
business development experience within the consumer packaged foods
industry. He has a proven track record of improving capacity utilization,
operating efficiencies, quality and profitability. Mr. McCreary will

Deadline for LCRCC Awards September 24

Sun, 09/12/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The deadline for nominations for the Chamber Annual Dinner Awards has been
extended to September 24th. Nominate someone today for the categories of:
Community Excellence

Rising Star

Business of the Year
Call Betsy Cabrera or Lisa Quinlan at 802/863-3489 x221 for details.
Chamber Annual Dinner awards will be presented November 9, 2004 at the Sheraton Burlington.

VMEC announces new public workshop scehdule

Thu, 09/09/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has launched its 2004-2005 public workshop season and on-line registration is open for all sessions. VMECs workshops are offered throughout Vermont and cover a wide range of manufacturing topics such as: Principles of Lean Manufacturing 101, Cellular Flow Manufacturing, Supercharged Product Development, and Strategic & Long-Range Planning.

Ralph Nading Hill Jr literary prize

Wed, 09/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

COLCHESTER. Entries are now being accepted for the 17th annual Ralph Nading
Hill, Jr., Literary Prize. The contest was established to memorialize the
literary contributions of Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., one of Vermont's best
known writers and historians, who died at the age of 70 in December 1987.
The contest is sponsored by Green Mountain Power Corporation and Vermont
Life magazine. Mr. Hill was a long time member of GMP's Board of
Directors and the Vermont Life Editorial Board.