Montpelier -- The Vermont Department of Labor has announced that the
seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 3.6 percent, up two
tenths of a percentage point from the revised June estimate. The change
from last month was not statistically significant.
Unemployment rates for Vermont's 17 labor market areas ranged from 2.0
percent in Hartford to 4.5 percent in Randolph. Labor market area rates
are not seasonally adjusted; for comparison, the unadjusted rate for
Vermont was 3.3 percent.
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Vermont Global Trade Partnership and the U.S. Department of Commerce, is leading Vermont business people to China and Taiwan. The trade mission will depart on October 28 and spend the following 12 days meeting with business and political leaders in five cities: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Taipei.
Earlier this month President Bush signed the 1,745-page federal energy bill into law. One part of the law extends daylight savings time by a month. Starting in 2007, Americans will turn the clocks ahead three weeks earlier in the spring (around the end of the first week in March), and we will turn the clocks back one week later in the fall (around the end of the first week in November).
Community Capital of Central Vermont is one of 41 organizations nationwide to receive a Technical Assistance Award from the U.S. Department of Treasurys CDFI Fund.
Scudder Parker Files for Governors Race
MONTPELIER, Vt. Scudder Parker, a veteran public servant who grew up on
his familys Vermont dairy farm, emerged as the leading Democratic
candidate for governor on Thursday by filing to enter the 2006 campaign.
Parker visited the Vermont Secretary of States office to submit papers
officially indicating his intention to run for governor. A formal campaign
announcement and kickoff will be scheduled in October.
A former state senator who also worked for Democratic and Republican
ROUNDTABLE RELEASES THIRD QUARTER, 2005
CEO ECONOMIC OUTLOOK SURVEY RESULTS
South Burlington, VT - Results from the Roundtable's Third Quarter, 2005 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, show that business executives are expecting increases in both sales and capital expenditures over the coming six months, while employment levels will remain virtually unchanged from the previous reporting period.
August 3, 2005
David Mace, Process Owner, External Communications
Phone: (802) 770-6367
Pager: (802) 742-3250
Vermont Department of Labor
Scott Meyer, Program Manager Project WorkSAFE
VELCO applauded for workplace safety and health efforts
For Immediate Release: Aug. 3, 2005
KEANE AND NATIONAL LIFE GROUP ACHIEVE CMM LEVEL-3 CERTIFICATION
RANDOLPH CENTER, VT -- July 25, 2005 -- The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) Fall Public Workshop Schedule is now available online and registration is open at the VMEC web site (www.vmec.org).
by Kevin Kelley Vermont Business Magazine The co-founder of one of Vermont's fastest growing manufacturing companies has sold the business to its top two executives.
Sonnax, a Bellow Falls automotive parts maker recently named Vermont's Exporter of the Year, changed hands for an undisclosed sum in a deal announced last week. Neil Joseph, who founded the company with his father in 1978, made the sale along with minority shareholder David Landa.
Champlain Cable Corporation: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence July 31, 2005 in Colchester Vermont.
Champlain Cable celebrates 50 years of excellence on July 31, 2005 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, at its manufacturing facility. This is an open house for suppliers, business associates and employees past and present.
SPIKE ADVERTISING WINS VERMONT ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS AWARD
FOR NORTHFIELD SAVINGS BANK RADIO SPOTS
Burlington--June 17,2004--Spike Advertising was recently honored by
the Vermont Association of Broadcasters for their 60-second radio
spot, "When Pigs Fly" which was produced for Northfield Savings Bank.
The spot depicts a radio exchange between an air force pilot and his
controller, wherein the pilot encounters a &flock of flying pigs. The
concept behind the campaign (running on radio, print, direct mail, and