VEOC Board of Directors Elects New Leadership
Burlington, Vermont (November 24, 2008) The Vermont Employee Ownership Center's Board of Directors has elected new officers for the coming year.
Paul Millman is the newly elected Board President. Millman is the president and co-founder of Chroma Technology Corporation (Rockingham, Vt.) and has served on the VEOC board since 2002, previously as Board Vice President. He brings a wealth of knowledge of Vermont's business community and has worked tirelessly to promote employee ownership.
VEOC Board of Directors Elects New Leadership
WINOOSKI FALLS NAMED WINNER OF THE
2008 LIVABLE COMMUNITIES AWARD
BED to Hold Off on Rate Increase
Burlington Electric Department, which had received approval from the Electric Commission to seek up to a 5.9 percent rate increase, has agreed to withdraw the request at this time.
Chittenden Bank Delivers $20,000 Check to CVPS Shareheat
Rutland, Vermont In a continuing effort to assist Vermonters in need during these tough economic times, Chittenden Bank recently donated $20,000 to the CVPS Shareheat Fund. For over 20 years, Shareheat has provided emergency home heating assistance to residents within the Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) territory. This resource is used primarily when low-income Vermonters find themselves ineligible for other programs, beyond their eligibility, or applying for assistance for the first time.
KELLY BRUSH FOUNDATION AWARDS SKI RACING SAFETY GRANTS
STOWE AND ASPEN SKI CLUBS AMONG RECIPIENTS
BURLINGTON, Vermont (Nov. 24, 2008) Just as ski resorts are opening for the season, the Kelly Brush Foundation kicked off its 2008/2009 Ski Racing Safety is No Accident Campaign with the announcement of over $20,000 in grants to ski racing clubs and programs across the country. The grants are part of a campaign to promote and improve ski racing safety.
Vermont delegation seeks to stimulate economy with transportation waiver
Vermont Receives nearly $800,000 in Byway Grants
MONTPELIER (November 24, 2008)- The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced today that three Vermont byways have received $797,000 in federal grants to help promote some of the Green Mountain State's most celebrated roadways.
The grants come at a particularly opportune time as this fall Vermont joined most of the other states across the country and began actively marketing its five designated byways.
Wark Appointed Communications Director
Montpelier, Vt. -- Governor Jim Douglas has announced the appointment of Stephen Wark as his director of communications.
"It is a pleasure to welcome Steve to the senior staff," Governor Douglas said. "His breadth of experience, communications skills and life-long commitment to public service will be a valuable asset and bring a unique perspective to the important work ahead of us."
Waterbury, VT (November 21, 2008) - Secretary of Human Services Rob Hofmann Announces the Appointment of Susan W. Besio, Ph.D., as Director of the Office of Vermont Health Access.
Newly appointed Secretary of Human Services Robert D. Hofmann announced today the appointment of Susan W. Besio, Ph.D., as the new Director of the Office of Vermont Health Access (OVHA), effective December 8, 2008. She replaces Joshua Slen, Director at OVHA since August 2003, who is leaving state government.
Nicholas A. Fiore, P.E. was hired as the new project engineer at Engineering Ventures, Inc.'s Lebanon, NH office. Fiore brings experience in civil engineering, project management, site design and transportation solution, among other areas.
Meghan McCarthy recieved a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Tufts University, with a minor in Architecture. She brings experience in both structural and civil/site engineering.
Engineering Ventures, Inc. is an experienced consulting engineering firm operating in Vermont, New Hampshire and the surrounding area.
Job counts up slightly in October, jobless rate unchanged at 5.2%
Montpelier (November 21, 2008) -- The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2008 was 5.2% percent, unchanged from the revised September rate and up 1.3 points from a year ago.
SVMC Introduces HDTV Technology for Tests that Find Cancer, Other Disease
BENNINGTON - If you've seen the difference high-definition television makes in your living room, you can imagine what a difference it makes in diagnosis. Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) now has a new state-of-the art tool: high-definition endoscopes that help doctors diagnose disease in the gastrointestinal tract and lungs.
Not only that. Even before they had high-definition equipment, surgeons at SVMC had a better track record at detecting colon problems than their counterparts.