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Department of Employment and Training announced an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent for Vermont in May

Wed, 06/16/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Department of Employment and Training announced Thursday a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent for Vermont in May. The rate was unchanged from the April estimate, which was revised down one tenth of a percentage point. The national unemployment rate in May held steady at 5.6 percent.
Unemployment rates for Vermonts 13 labor market areas ranged from 1.7 percent in Hartford, to 5.0 percent in Newport. Labor market area rates are not seasonally adjusted; for comparison, the unadjusted rate for Vermont was 3.2 percent.

State Treasury to Invest in Vermont Banks

Mon, 06/14/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont State Treasurers Office has unveiled an initiative to invest a significant portion of Vermonts short-term cash in Vermont Banks. Currently, such funds are invested primarily in government agency securities, high quality corporate commercial paper, and money market accounts at large financial institutions. The new Treasurers Bank in Vermont Program is consistent with an ongoing effort by State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding to support Vermont-based financial institutions when acceptable rates of return can be achieved.

Vermont Toner Recharge relocates

Mon, 06/14/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Toner Recharge is pleased to announce their relocation to 400 Avenue D, Suite 30, Williston, Vermont 05495. All contact information including phone and FAX numbers remain the same.
The new location accommodates the continued growth of the company due to expanded product offerings.
A 14 year old Vermont based corporation, Vermont Toner Recharge remanufactures toner cartridges for laser printers, FAX, and copier machines and offers free delivery on both new and remanufactured product. Contact Vermont Toner Recharge at 864-7637 or

Creative Habitat at Ben Franklin Co-Owner Appointed to Sierra Pacific Crafts Board of Directors

Sat, 06/12/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mark Dowling, co-owner of Creative Habitat at Ben Franklin, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Sierra Pacific Crafts (SPC) in Woodburn, Oregon. Dowlings appointment is the first Board appointment of any store owner east of the Mississippi.
Im extremely proud of my brother, co-owner Michael Dowling stated, Mark has worked very hard with the Sierra Pacific Crafts people to become an integral and important part of SPC. This is good for Mark, and great for Creative Habitat and its customers.

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission adds Emergency Management Planner

Mon, 06/07/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Toby Dusha recently joined Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission as an Emergency Management Planner in support of the Federal Homeland Security initiative.
He will be developing a comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and large-scale training exercise for all Chittenden County emergency response agencies.
Dusha brings with him over 25 years experience in Public Safety including Emergency Management Director,
9-1-1 Coordinator, and Emergency Services Communications Center Director for Washington County New York.

Criterion Relocates

Sun, 06/06/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Criterion, LLC
2456 Christian Street
White River Junction, Vermont 05001
RELEASE: June 7, 2004
Contact: Dianne Kenney 802-280-3061

Criterion Relocates

White River Junction, VT. Criterion, LLC is pleased to announce their relocation to 2456 Christian Street, White River Junction, Vermont.

Hank Lunde receives award

Sun, 05/23/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Henry Lunde, president of Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort, was awarded the Sherman Adams Award at the National Ski Areas Assocation (NSAA) National Convention and Trade Show in Savannah, Ga. The award is presented annually to an individual from an Eastern ski area that has significantly influenced the industry. It’s named after the former governor of New Hampshire who was also the founder of Loon Mountain
, N.H.

Physical Therapist Lesli Bell Honored With Outstanding Achievement Award

Sun, 05/23/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Lesli R. Bell, PT, CLT-LANA, owner of Timberlane Physical Therapy, received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the spring meeting of the Vermont Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Bell was recognized for her work as a caregiver and advocate for women with breast and truncal lymphedema, a condition that frequently develops as a result of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment procedures.

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.

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.