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Governor to Sign Health Care Bills Into Law

Sun, 06/08/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor to Sign Health Care Bills
Montpelier, Vermont
Tomorrow (June 10, 2008), Governor Jim Douglas will visit Milton CAT, a business with
an award-winning worksite wellness program, to sign two health care bills into
law.  Governor Douglas will be joined by legislators, advocates, insurance
company representatives and others as he signs H. 887 and S. 283.
H. 887 and S. 283 build on the groundbreaking reforms included in
Health Care Affordability Acts of 2006, including the new Catamount Health

Safety inspectors take more than 100 vehicles and drivers out of service

Sun, 06/08/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Safety inspectors take more than 100 vehicles and drivers out of service while issuing more than $45,000 in fines during three-day checkpoint

MONTPELIER - Vermont Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers this week took more than 100 vehicles and drivers out of service and arrested four people during a three-day safety check along the Massachusetts border that ended June 5.

CVE Board Elects Officers

Thu, 06/05/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. - Champlain Valley Exposition, Inc. re-elected five board members and announced its officers for 2008-2009 following its annual meeting held on May 21.
Elected to serve three-year terms on the board: Jeffrey B. Carr of Essex Junction, Jeffrey L. Davis of Underhill Center, Norbert B. Lavigne of Burlington, Robert A. McEwing of Essex and Timothy R. Miller of Williston.

Governor Douglas Signs Vermont Yankee Comprehensive Assessment Bill

Thu, 06/05/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas Signs Vermont Yankee
Comprehensive Assessment Bill
to identify process for inspection of the states nuclear plant
Montpelier, Vermont
(June 6, 2008) The legislation requiring
the inspection of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant was be signed into law
today by Governor Jim Douglas.  The bill, S 364, provides guidelines for the
steps to be taken in the evaluation of the operating systems within the nuclear
plant in Vernon, Vermont.

Keillor, Keith, Nugent headline Champlain Valley Fair Concert Series

Thu, 06/05/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Summer's big concerts coming to the Champlain Valley Fair
Something for everyone from Jonas Brothers and Toby Keith to Daughtry, Danity Kane, Ted Nugent and Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion.
ESSEX JUNCTION -- The Champlain Valley Fair will offer some of the biggest entertainers of the summer as part of the Bud Light Music Series in the Coca-Cola Grandstand at Champlain Valley Exposition.

MVMC Adds Digital Imaging X-Ray

Thu, 06/05/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

June 6, 2008, Londonderry, VT Mountain Valley Medical Clinic now offers state of the art digital imaging X-ray services, increasing the speed with which the Clinic can diagnose patients, recommend treatment, and begin the healing process. The new system offers increased flexibility and improved workflow which results in our ability to deliver high quality healthcare.

Cambium Group Welcomes Two New Team Members

Tue, 06/03/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Cambium Group LLC announced today that they have welcomed Stephen Wilson and Rebecca Walsh to their firm. Stephen is the company's newest Web Developer/Programmer and will be working with the creative department to turn their designs into operational database driven websites. Stephen will also be responsible for all website maintenance and changes requested by clients. Stephen comes from Gordon-Darby NHOST Services in Manchester, NH where he was in charge of creating, updating and maintaining company websites.

Exterus has added pre-owned furniture to their web site

Tue, 06/03/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Exterus Business Furniture of Shelburne is proud to announce some exciting new updates to their web site, The web site features product listings, service offerings, product brochures and project profiles.
Among the changes are a listing of pre-owned furniture, including seating, desking, tables and storage. Included with the listing is a photo of the item and pricing. The majority of the furniture is demo pieces that were located in our showroom.

iTech Named as one of the Nation's "50 Fastest-Growing Asian American Businesses"

Tue, 06/03/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VTiTech US, Inc. (iTech), a Vermont based company that specializes in Software Services and Application Development, has been named by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC-EF) as one of its 50 Fastest-Growing Asian American Businesses. The official announcement will be made during the 23rd Anniversary CelebrAsian Annual National Business Opportunity Conference 08, on May 27-29 at the Hilton Washington hotel in Washington, DC.

Governor and VEDA Announce New $18 Million Economic Growth Program

Mon, 06/02/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor and VEDA Announce New $18 Million Economic Growth Program
Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Jim Douglas and Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) CEO Jo Bradley today announced the July 1 launch of a new economic growth program offering low interest capital for Vermont businesses with rates as low as three percentage points below Wall Street Prime.
The Economic Recovery and Opportunity Program will utilize $1.25 million in funds approved by the Legislature as part of Governor Douglas' 15-point Economic Growth Initiative.

New Owners, New Focus

Sun, 06/01/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Pilates Space, the Burlington exercise and physical therapy studio, has three new owners. The trio of local women is creating a new focus for the business: holistic wellness for all ages and fitness levels, with a special emphasis on baby boomer clients. In addition to Pilates Spaces long-standing offerings, Pilates body conditioning and physical therapy, the studio is adding nutritional and lifestyle counseling, Anusara-inspired yoga, and craniosacral therapy--all under one roof.

FreshTracks Capital Announces the Launch of its Second Venture Capital Fund

Thu, 05/29/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Shelburne, Vermont, June 2, 2008&.FreshTracks Capital announced today that it has closed on $14,000,000 of subscribed capital for FreshTracks Capital II, L.P. (the Fund). The limited partners of this fund include a mix of individual investors, family offices and institutions including; Middlebury College, Vermont Public Radio, the Vermont Community Foundation and Merchants Bank. FreshTracks Capital II focuses on venture capital investments in emerging Vermont growth companies. The Fund also makes select investments beyond Vermonts borders.