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VEDA approves $2.6 million in financing

Tue, 12/13/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier, VT A Bennington manufacturer will add almost 100 new jobs within three years and a growing Essex Town company will acquire its own facility with financial assistance approved by the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Board of Directors. The Directors approved loan financing requests of $2.6 million to support business development projects totaling $7.8 million statewide.

Council Authorizes Tax Incentives To Create Snowshoe Manufacturing Jobs In Vermont

Mon, 12/12/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Council Authorizes Tax Incentives To Create Snowshoe Manufacturing Jobs In Vermont

MONTPELIER -- The Vermont Economic Progress Council recently approved almost a quarter-million dollars in tax credits to a Williston firm that plans to manufacture snowshoes in Vermont.
The council approved an application from TSL USA, LLC at its meeting on October 27th, 2005, after the firm presented plans to manufacture aluminum and plastic snowshoes in Williston, Vermont and distribute their products worldwide.

Way Out Wax - Vermont Naturals Pioneers Use of Corn-Based Plastic in Candle Packaging

Mon, 12/12/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Morrisville,VT - In the world of candles, consumers have a hard time finding truly natural candles, even in large natural chain stores and food cooperatives. Most candles contain synthetic dyes, fragrances and additives. Add to that, many candles are encased in plastic materials, which conflicts with the ultimate purpose of creating and selling natural products. The folks at Way Out Wax Vermont Naturals (WOW-VN) think differently. That means using natural material in their packaging, not just in their products.

Marinelli joins Chittenden Bank

Sun, 12/11/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Burlington, VT John W. Kelly, President and CEO of Chittenden Bank announces the hiring of Jan Marinelli as Chittenden Banks new Director of Community Development Services.
Every year through the Chittenden Community Fund, the Card for Kids Program, Socially Responsible Banking, sponsorships and donations, Chittenden invests well over $1 million in programs and projects that support our Vermont community. Marinelli will oversee these programs and help Chittenden continue to invest in Vermont and its people.

USA Risk Group Announces New Employees and Office Move

Sun, 12/11/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier, VT USA Risk Group announced today its expansion of its Burlington offices. They have recently hired two experienced captive insurance account managers, Jenny Denison and Judy McNally to assist in the continued captive growth of the Group.
With the two new hires, the Burlington office will be taking new office space in the Gateway Plaza office building at 30 Main Street, Suite 450 in Burlington effective December 12th.

GEER Sound & Communications earn highest AV Industry Certification

Thu, 12/08/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

GEER Sound & Communications Only Vermont Company to Earn Highest AV Industry Certification
One of 3 in New England and 65 in the World
Milton, VT - December 9, 2005 GEER Sound & Communications today announced that it is the only company in Vermont and one of only three in New England to earn Gold Level certification in the Certified AudioVisual Solutions Provider (CAVSP) Program. GEER Sound earned the highest certification level because at least 75% of its employees are Certified Technology Specialists.

Exposition Wins National Honors

Wed, 12/07/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Champlain Valley Exposition Receives
National Honors for Fair Photos and Exhibits
ESSEX JUNCTION, VT - The Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE) received five top awards at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) 115th annual conference held Nov. 28-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Recruitment Specialist and Human Resource Services firm opens

Sat, 12/03/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Church, Engle & Associates Inc, Recruitment Specialist and Human Resource Consultants has opened its office in Shelburne. We provide businesses with Professional, Executive and Key Position Recruitment as well as General Human Resource Consulting. Barbara S. Church and Keith J. Engle each bring over 25 years of Human Resource experience with extensive knowledge of the local business community and personalized and in-depth service.

Champlain College announces a new bachelor's degree in Electronic Game Programming

Tue, 11/29/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt.--One year after rolling out New Englands first bachelors degree in Electronic Game and Interactive Development, Champlain College is launching another innovative gaming major. Starting in Fall 2006, a new bachelors degree in Electronic Game Programming will offer a deep selection of technology courses for students who want to focus on the coding side of this growing industry.