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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.

Governors Urge House to Pass Additional $1 Billion for LIHEAP Funding

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas and Coalition of Northeastern Governors Urge House to Pass Additional $1 Billion for LIHEAP Funding
Waterbury, VT-The Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) yesterday (May 29, 2008) urged House leaders to support an additional $1 billion for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), as originally proposed by the Senate, in the FY2008 supplemental appropriations bill.

VBSR Announces 2008 Winners of the Terry Ehrich Awards

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, VT Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) will present its 2008 Awards for Excellence in socially responsible business practices at a recognition dinner on the Northern Lights cruise boat on Lake Champlain on the evening of June 12, 2008, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

What: 7th Annual Terry Ehrich Awards; Dinner Cruise

Where: Northern Lights Cruise Boat, Burlington, VT

When: Thursday evening, June 12, 2008; 6:00-9:30 p.m.

Board at 5:45 p.m. at King Street Ferry Dock for 6:00 p.m. departure

Entertainment: Starline Rhythm Boys

Woodbury College Announces Partnership

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Woodbury College Announces Partnership with
Beijing Environmental Organization and Prominent Chinese Law School
(MONTPELIER, Vt.) -- Woodbury College President Larry Mandell announced today that the college will develop a curriculum to train approximately 40 legal professionals at Beijings Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims. Woodbury College has also signed a memorandum of understanding with Beijing's Chinese University of Politics and Law (CUPL) to create exchange programs and joint degrees in law and mediation.

GMP's new service center faster and greener

Tue, 05/27/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Facility built to national environmental building standards, receives state grant for solar panels
COLCHESTER, VT...Customers of Green Mountain Power will benefit from faster response times and improved efficiency because of a new service center recently opened in Westminster. Residents of the area are invited to a free neighborhood barbeque on Thursday, May 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., to celebrate the grand opening of the environmentally friendly facility located at 1308 Westminster Heights Road, just off I-91 Exit 5.

SVMC Wins Award for Quality Rating

Tue, 05/27/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

SVMC Wins Award for Quality Rating

BENNINGTON - HealthStream Research has recognized Southwestern Vermont Medical Center with its Excellence through Insight award for Highest Community Perception of Quality. The award recognizes SVMC as a hospital at the top of its class for perception of quality of care.

Renewal Of The MILC Program's Charter Finally Becomes Law

Thu, 05/22/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

[NOTE: high-resolution photo from the Milk Toast is available at this link:]
(photo by Senate Photographer)
'Got MILC' Across The Finish Line
Vermont Delegation Performs Traditional 'Milk Toast'
As Renewal Of The MILC Program's Charter Finally Becomes Law
Senate Joins House In Overriding
President's Veto Of The Farm Bill