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VBA Announces New President

Thu, 02/13/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Peter Crosby, chairman of the Vermont Bankers Association announced that Christopher D'Elia has been appointed to the position of president of the VBA. D'Elia replaces Timothy Hayward who left the VBA after 18 years of service to become Chief of Staff for Governor Jim Douglas.

The Vermont Interpreter Referral Service Marks 10 Year Anniversary

Wed, 02/12/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Interpreter Referral Service (VIRS) is
celebrating ten years of providing interpreting services for Vermonters.
The Vermont Interpreter Referral Service was founded October 1,1992. It
has grown steadily as awareness of the Service, its effectiveness, and the
implications of the landmark federal legislation, Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), also enacted in 1992, have grown.
VIRS provides state-wide interpreter and CART referral services for
American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpreting assignments in settings

Hispanic Workforce Conference for Farmers

Mon, 02/10/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

A University of Vermont Extension day-long workshop offers farmers the
opportunity to develop cross-cultural understanding and management skills
for employing a Hispanic workforce.
Scheduled for February 25 at the
Burlington Sheraton, the conference will cover such topics as
"Understanding the Implications of Culture," "Issues Related to Managing a
Multi-cultural Workforce," "Immigration Reform--Implications for Dairy
Farm Employers," and "What I Learned Over the Years on my Farm," a

Green Mountain Power Reports Earnings for 2002

Sun, 02/09/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE:GMP) today announced consolidated earnings of $1.98 per share of common stock, diluted, in 2002 compared to consolidated earnings of $1.85 per share, diluted, in 2001. Reduced power supply expenses, declines in other operating expenses and lower interest and preferred stock dividend costs more than offset reduced operating revenues in 2002, compared to 2001.

Open House, Plant Tour and Ribbon Cutting for new Island Pond Woodworkers Plant to be Held February 15th.

Sun, 02/09/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Culminating an effort that began almost as soon as Ethan Allen, Inc. announced the closure of its Island Pond Division in August, 2001, the new plant of a new company, Island Pond Woodworkers, Inc. will be formally opened on February 15th. The new business will manufacture custom furniture and cabinetry. It has secured its first major order, study carrels for Middlebury College and has several other opportunities in various stages of negotiation.

Retreat Healthcare Awarded Prestigious Re-Accreditation

Thu, 02/06/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations renewed its accreditation of Retreat Healthcare after
conducting an extensive on-site survey in January.
Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously
improving the safety and quality of the nation's health care through
voluntary accreditation. "Achieving accreditation demonstrates Retreat
Healthcare's commitment to provide high quality care" says Mary
Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director, Behavioral Health Care Program,
Joint Commission.

A Call for Exporter of the Year Nominations

Wed, 01/29/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont International Business Council (VIBC), a standing committee of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, is accepting nominations for the 2003 Exporter of the Year. Given to a company that has contributed significantly to Vermont’s international trade stature, the prestigious Exporter of the Year award recognizes the hard work, performance, innovation, and vision Vermont companies display when competing in the global marketplace.

Hyde new Tourism and Marketing Commissioner

Wed, 01/29/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Agency of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Kevin Dorn has announced the appointment of Bruce J. Hyde, Fayston, as
Vermont's new Commissioner of Tourism and Marketing.
"Bruce brings hands-on skills to the job. He has operated the Hyde Away
Inn and Restaurant since 1987 and represented Washington-Addison District
1 in the Vermont Legislature between 1994 and 2000. In addition to his
experience in the business community, tourism industry and Vermont
government, he brings a commitment to efficiency, professionalism and

Marketing Truth: New Creative Network Focused on Youth, Music, Action and Life

Wed, 01/29/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Instrument (IM) is a new, creative network of individuals and small firms dedicated to providing a full menu of marketing services while still offering the benefits of independent providers. Until now these independent, freelance providers had a tough time finding work and marketing themselves to the right channels. And many potential clients had no way of knowing what these talented individuals and small firms had to offer in terms of creative services.

Nominate Vermont’s Outstanding Businesses for the Deane C. Davis Award

Tue, 01/28/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

What do Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Cabot Creamery, and Wild Apple Graphics have in common? These outstanding businesses have all received the Deane C. Davis Award for their meaningful commitment to employees, community, corporate productivity, and the environment.

Paris by Design Creates the Ultimate Paris Vacations

Mon, 01/27/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Karen Kane, of Cambridge, Vermont, announced the
national launch of Paris by Design, a travel consulting service
specializing in personalized Paris itineraries. The company creates Paris
vacations for individuals, couples, families and small groups according to
specific interests, including art, architecture, gastronomy and gardening.
Kane is a former Paris resident, and her advice on where to eat, sleep,
shop and stroll in the City of Light translates to effortless travel. But