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Expo Expansion to Bring Bigger Events to Essex Jct.

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

CVE, Nordic Spirit Soccer Club Partner Again to Expand Indoor Facilities
ESSEX JUNCTION A new 45,000 square-foot facility for special events, trade shows, conventions and indoor soccer should be completed in January 2005 at the Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE).
The $2.5 million building will be similar and adjacent to the Robert E. Miller Expo Centre built in 1999. As was the case in six years ago, a long-term lease commitment by the Nordic Spirit Soccer Club is the impetus for this expansion, explained David Grimm, CVEs general manager.

Boulder Hill: Worth the Wait

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

Shelburne, VT. November 1, 2004. The much-awaited second and final phase of a unique Shelburne neighborhood, Boulder Hill, begins this week. Located off Webster Road, Boulder Hill is a product of Sterling Construction, a local and award-winning custom home construction company.

Business groups challenge stormwater ruling

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

GBIC & LAKE CHAMPLAIN CHAMBER ANNOUNCE INTENT TO CHALLENGE WATER RESOURCES BOARD DECISION ON STORMWATER
BURLINGTON - On behalf of the business community in northwestern Vermont, GBIC will appeal the October 14th Water Resources Board (WRB) ruling that requires the unprecedented application of the federal Clean Water Act and NPDES program to stormwater discharges from impervious surfaces in impaired waterways.

Consumer and Employer Leadership Explored at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Issues Conference

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

Consumer and Employer Leadership Explored at
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Issues Conference
Burlington, VT -- Employee health incentives, better management of chronic illnesses, new provider payment structures, and integration of mental and medical health care were among a variety of strategies proposed Wednesday by a panel of national experts who met in Burlington to discuss ways to improve health care and at the same time hold down health care costs.

Conway joins Russell Industrial Services

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

Jay Conway Joins Russell as Industrial Business Development Manager
Jay Conway joins Russell Industrial Services as the Industrial Business
Development Manager. This new position at Russell focuses on developing
relationships and securing industrial repair, maintenance and metal
fabrication business in various industries. Jay has 25+ years industrial
sales experience most recently with NES Rentals where he managed the
Industrial Sales Department for the Northeast. Jay holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree from Ricker College.

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
Labor
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
17.7%
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
by
the wonderful folks at Chittenden Bank in Middlebury. Expect lots of
fun,
great food & beverages (cash bar) and networking with your business
peers.
Also don't forget your chances to win some super door prizes and the Pot
of
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
carrying

VEDA approves $3.9M in projects

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

$3.9 MILLION IN PROJECT FINANCING COMMITMENTS
APPROVED BY VERMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
AUTHORITY (VEDA) BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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:

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