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Black River Produce Runner-up in National Small Business Person of the Year

Wed, 05/19/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sheree W. Mitchell, who opened her first Columbus, Georgia-based day care center from scratch with the help of a U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loan in 1989, and has grown her business into a $5 million per year enterprise, was named National Small Business Person of the Year during ceremonies today at SBA Expo '04, the agency's three-day conference celebrating National Small Business Week.

Green Mountain Power CEO Calls for Customer-Shareholder Dialogue on Vermont’s Energy Future

Wed, 05/19/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermonters should get more involved in determining Vermont’s energy future, and Green Mountain Power (NYSE:GMP) will lead an effort to help its customers, shareholders and the public do that, Christopher L. Dutton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain Power, said Thursday.
Speaking at Green Mountain Power’s annual meeting, Mr. Dutton said that Vermont will need to start soon to make energy choices for the next two decades.

Improving Health Care for Children with Special Needs

Wed, 05/19/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Health care delivered close to home is vitally important, especially when the patient is a child. But how do community pediatric practices adapt to offer the best care when faced with a child who has complex and often, multiple health needs? Reporting in this month's issue of Pediatrics, Dartmouth researchers outline a process designed to help any practice become a state of the art "medical home" for such children.

VANPO Director of Public Policy Chosen as CPLI Fellow

Tue, 05/18/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

VANPO is pleased to announce that Katherine Long, Director of Public Policy, has been chosen to participate in the first group of CLPI Fellows. As part of a select group of nonprofit public policy practitioners, Long will represent Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI) in New England, providing training to nonprofit organizations on such topics as nonprofit lobby law, effective public policy advocacy, and building organizational capacity for public policy.

Third Sector Systems and Entango Partner to Offer Nonprofits a Totally Integrated Technology Solution.

Mon, 05/17/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Third Sector Systems, developers of software that integrates a nonprofit’s departments, tracks constituent contact and measures outcomes, announced today that it is joining with Entango, a pioneering provider of personalized and secure online services, to offer nonprofits a complete technology solution from online donations to outcome reporting.

Fletcher Allen Health Care Dedicates New Birthing Center

Mon, 05/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fletcher Allen Health Care
introduced the Claire M. Lintilhac Birthing Center on the seventh floor of
the McClure Building. The center, which will provide a more spacious,
comfortable and pleasing birthing environment for women and families
throughout the area, will officially open for patients on May 23rd. The
new center marks the completion of the inaugural component of Fletcher
Allen's Renaissance Project.
The birthing center was dedicated in honor of Claire M.

LeCOUNT Inc. is the International Business Council Exporter of the Year

Mon, 05/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

LeCOUNT Inc., a White River Junction tool manufacturer, has been named Exporter of the Year by the Vermont International Business Council (VIBC), a standing committee of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. LeCOUNT expanding mandrels and hydraulic workholding tooling are purchased by gear manufacturers in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, India, Japan, Canada, and China. The company is named after Charles W. LeCount, who patented his expanding mandrels in 1847.

Vermonters invited to free workshops

Mon, 05/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

On May 10 at Champlain College, Governor Jim Douglas led the kick-off of an educational assault in the name of computer and information security. He joined the volunteers of the Vermont chapter of InfraGard to introduce an initiative called VT INFOSAFE--an information security education effort targeted at home and small business computer users.