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Douglas to form new Department of Labor

Wed, 11/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Announces Plan to Merge Departments to Form New Department of
Ginevan to Retire, McDonald to Head DET & Merger Effort, Terrill will Move
to AOT
Montpelier, Vt.- The Douglas administration is proposing to merge the
Department of Employment and Training (DET) and the Department of Labor
and Industry (DLI) to create a single Department of Labor, Governor Jim
Douglas has announced.
Current DET Commissioner Anne Ginevan, however, is retiring; the effective

GMCR announces fourth quarter results

Wed, 11/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Reports
Fiscal 2004 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2004 Results

WATERBURY, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2004--
-- Q4 Net Income Growth of 43.6% on Net Sales Growth of 15.4%

-- FY'04 Net Income Growth of 24.9% on Net Sales Growth of
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (NASDAQ: GMCR) has announced results for the Company's fourth quarter and fiscal year
ended September 25, 2004.

Governor Douglas Appoints Reiber Chief Justice

Wed, 11/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas Appoints Reiber Chief Justice
Montpelier, Vt.-Associate Supreme Court Justice Paul Reiber has been
appointed the next Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, Governor
Jim Douglas has announced.
Reiber, who believes the mark of a good jurist is to be fair-minded and
balanced, said he is looking forward to the opportunity to lead the
judiciary. "This is an exciting opportunity to help lead the judiciary
forward in the years ahead," Reiber said. "I am honored and humbled by
this extraordinary opportunity."

Fleming, Fischer receive BPW awards

Tue, 11/09/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fleming, Fischer receive BPW awards
ST. JOHNSBURY, VT -- Business and Professional Women/USA's St. Johnsbury chapter
President Susan Ohlidal is pleased to announce that BPW has chosen Carolyn 'Lyn' Fleming as
'Woman of the Year,' and Harriet Fischer of Lyndonville will receive the 'Woman of
Achievement Award.'
"Woman of the Year" designation recognizes a BPW member who has made outstanding
contributions to her community and to BPW over the past year. "Woman of Achievement

Addison County Chamber of Commerce news

Mon, 11/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

1- Remember to RSVP for our After Hours Business Mixer scheduled for
Thursday, November 18th from 5-7pm. This month the mixer is being hosted
the wonderful folks at Chittenden Bank in Middlebury. Expect lots of
great food & beverages (cash bar) and networking with your business
Also don't forget your chances to win some super door prizes and the Pot
Gold, now worth $1000!!! PLEASE RSVP TO THE CHAMBER AT 388-7951 OR EMAIL
BACK! Cost is only $3 per person at the door unless you're a card

VEDA approves $3.9M in projects

Mon, 11/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim


Stowe, VT A Bennington manufacturer will expand operations, a Northeast
Kingdom logger will purchase a protected forest parcel, and a Barre video company
will renovate their headquarters with $3.9 million in financing assistance approved by
the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Board of Directors.

Approved projects are:

Mentoring Conference Celebrates Tomorrow's Workforce

Sun, 11/07/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business Education Partnership and the Vermont Mentoring Partnership are joining efforts on Monday, November 15, 2004, to present the Seventh Annual Mentors Make a Difference Conference at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington (8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.). The Conference is open to adults and youth 13 years of age or older.

Wyeth announces sale of Georgia plant

Thu, 11/04/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Wyeth Announces the Sale of its Georgia, Vermont
Manufacturing Facility to Affiliate of PBM Products
Madison, N.J., November 4, 2004 - Wyeth (NYSE:WYE) has announced that a definitive agreement has been signed with an affiliate of PBM Products Inc. for the sale of its Georgia, Vermont, infant nutrition manufacturing facility.

Former editor founds Vermont newsclips

Wed, 11/03/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Guy Page of Cambridge has founded Vermont Newsclips, the only Vermont-based company that provides comprehensive clipping of about 70 Vermont media outlets. Other services include free media consulting and media contact information. Current clients of Vermont Newsclips include advocacy organizations, state agencies, colleges, and lobbyists. Page, the former publisher of the Colchester Chronicle, has worked in Vermont journalism, public relations and advocacy for 25 years. To contact Vermont Newsclips call 644-5066 or email

Chris Fogg named president of the Vermont Attractions Association

Tue, 11/02/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

At its October Annual Meeting, members of the Vermont Attractions Association (VAA) named Vermont Chamber Vice President of Travel and Tourism Chris Fogg as their new President.
Vermont Attractions Chairman of the Board Gary Neil of Quechee Gorge Village noted, We are looking forward to working with Chris. He brings to the post of President a wealth of marketing experience as well as a fresh perspective.

Mobile Technology Helps Clinicians Reduce Medical Errors and Prescription Drug Costs

Tue, 11/02/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mobile Technology Helps Clinicians Reduce Medical Errors and Prescription Drug Costs
BCBS of Vermont Drug Benefit Information Now Available
Through Handheld PDAs and the Internet
Berlin, VT and San Mateo, CA Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont announced today that physicians and other health care professionals throughout Vermont now have convenient access to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont prescription drug benefit information via the latest mobile technology.