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Champlain College redesigns Software Development program for professionals in newly renamed Division of Continuing Professional

Sun, 07/29/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt.--Champlain College is responding to changing needs in the marketplace with a newly reformulated Software Development program through its continuing education division, which was recently renamed the Division of Continuing Professional Studies.
Working adults and career changers may enroll in the new program to earn a bachelor's degree, associates degree or a professional certificate--on campus or online.

Verizon Wireless to buy Unicel

Sun, 07/29/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

July 30, 2007
Verizon Wireless To Acquire Rural Cellular Corporation,
Expand The Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network
Acquisition Will Expand Coverage In Rural Markets In 15 States
Basking Ridge, NJ ­-- In a move to expand its wireless service coverage in
rural markets, Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon Communications
(NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), announced today that it has
entered into an agreement to acquire Rural Cellular Corporation
(NASDAQ:RCCC), for approximately $2.67 billion in cash and assumed debt.

Lowes Foods and MyWebGrocer Launch First Social Networking Site for Retail Grocery: - a Play Ground for Pa

Wed, 07/25/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Colchester, VT May July 26, 2007Life for new parents just got a little easier, and customer communication just improved for the customers of Lowes Foods supermarkets. MyWebGrocer of Colchester, VT and Lowes Foods of Winston-Salem, North Carolina announced the arrival of , the first grocery social networking site for parents. A place they can organize, share, discuss, and find things to do with their kids. Lowe's Food Stores is launching July 25, 2007.

Vermont Businesses Join The Nature Conservancy in Support of Conservation

Wed, 07/25/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is launching the first Corporate Conservation Council of Vermont to bring together and recognize the business community's outstanding commitment to conservation. Participating members can turn their interest in the environment into real impact by supporting on the ground conservation work. Since 1960, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 170,000 acres of Vermont's finest forests, wetlands, and shores with teh support of 7,000 members, foundations, and corporations.

23rd Annual Tennis Tournament Scheduled for August

Tue, 07/24/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

23rd Annual Tennis Tournament Scheduled for August
South Burlington -- The 23rd Annual Jeff Stone Memorial Tennis Tournament will be held August 17-19, 2007 at the Burlington Tennis Club. The tournament supports the Stern Center for Language and Learning and the Jeff Stone Foundation.

This year's featured players are Bud Schultz, who was recently inducted into the New England Tennis Hall of Fame, Krassi Atanasov, the defending mens singles champion, and Larry Turville, who is currently ranked #2 in the world in men's 55 an over singles division.

Youth group travel with Prep Traveler

Sat, 07/21/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Prep Traveler actively promotes, and is involved in youth group travel, a possibility for one and all! Prep Traveler can help arrange high-quality tours for culture, exchange, band and unique performance programs, graduation trips, spring break trips, youth missions or athletic team travel or sports tournaments. The open source efforts of Prep Traveler have resulted in exceptional travel experiences.

Simpsons Premiere Energizes Business Community

Thu, 07/19/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

D-oh! Vermont means businesses! Over the past week the Vermont Hospitality Council of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce has served as a clearinghouse, offering opportunities to the business community to market Vermont and their products by rallying around the Simpsons premiere. The Vermont Chamber Hospitality Council reached out to the business community to secure donations for gifts for the premiere, and companies to exhibit at the premiere street fair.

KidSafe elects Board Officers

Wed, 07/18/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

KidSafe Collaborative of Chittenden County is pleased to announce the election of its new Board Officers.

President, Penrose Jackson, Community Health Improvement at Fletcher Allen Health Care;

Vice President, Jay Fayette, Pizzagalli Construction Company;

Treasurer, Kurt Liebegott, Problem Knowledge Coupler (PKC);

Secretary, Suzanne Koch, Howard Center.


Mon, 07/16/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

LYNDON CENTER, VT.-- Lyndon State College has secured a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) that will help the Newport-Derby area grow new businesses and respond to the changing economic climate. The RGEG project, dubbed an Incubator without Walls, will help businesses identify the most effective ways to respond to the addition of big box stores in the area and other challenges. The total cost of the project is $322,059. Lyndon State and the collaborative partners will contribute a total of $59,695 towards the project, in addition to the grant.