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Vermont Public Television, Other Local Channels Available to Satellite Subscribers

Mon, 07/29/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

For the first time since direct broadcast satellite came to Vermont, "Vermont This Week," "Outdoor Journal," "R.F.D.," "Profile" and other productions of Vermont Public Television (VPT), along with a full schedule of PBS programs, are beaming their way to satellite viewers.
EchoStar's DISH Network began offering local TV channels to its subscribers in Vermont and bordering areas on July 24.
The new local service will be available within the boundaries of the Burlington-Plattsburgh Nielsen market, which includes most of Vermont and

The Vermont Community Development Association's Fall Conference

Thu, 07/25/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Community Development Association's Fall Conference - Economic Development - What's ahead for Vermont, will feature a forum on Strategies for Housing and Economic Development in Vermont with gubernatorial candidates Jim Douglas, Con Hogan and Doug Racine.
Economic Development 101 - Basics and New Initiatives; New Economic Development Resources: EDA, EPA/brownfields and the downtown village program are also part of the days agenda.

Vermont Federal Credit Union Announces Management Promotion

Wed, 07/24/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Joseph M. Finnigan, president and CEO of Vermont Federal Credit Union (VTFCU), is pleased to announce that Lance Potter has been promoted from Assistant Vice President/IS Manager to Vice President of Information Systems.
As Vice President of Information Systems, Potter will join the senior management team, reporting directly to the president. In addition to management of information systems and electronic systems Lance will also be responsible for security and facilities.

Okemo Mountain Resort Names New Ski School Director

Thu, 07/18/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tim and Diane Mueller, owners of Okemo Mountain Resort are pleased to announce that Dan Bergeron has been named as the new Director of the Cutting Edge Learning Center. As the new director, Dan will oversee a staff of over 250 professional ski and snowboard instructors and all of Okemo's award-winning Learning Center programs. Dan replaces Marty Harrison, who retired in April of 2002 and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new position.

Dillon to Manage Marketplace's Capital Improvement Program

Wed, 07/17/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Church Street Marketplace District Commission has appointed Tom Dillon project manager for the Church Street Marketplace's $1.8 million capital improvement program. He will manage a comprehensive program that includes new amenities, improved infrastructure for water and electricity, tree planting and resurfacing.
A Burlington resident, Dillon provides project management consulting services to non-profit agencies developing affordable rental housing and

Bond Auto Parts Announces Purchase of A D Sanel

Mon, 07/15/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Bond Auto Parts, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase A.D. Sanel, Inc. (A Parts Plus Company), headquartered in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
A.D. Sanel operates 9 auto parts stores in Vermont and New Hampshire. A.D. Sanel has a strong background in the aftermarket parts industry upon which Bond Auto Parts can build both retail and professional installer business. The transaction is set to close on August 30, 2002.

VBM Promotes Two, Hires Two

Mon, 07/15/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary DiLorenzo Picher to Advertising Director. Picher will remain the General Manager of the magazine and will take on the added responsibility of Advertising Director. She will be responsible for managing the sales department. Picher has been with the magazine since 1999.

Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel Receives Award

Tue, 07/02/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel has
received the Best Western Chairman's Award, the hotel chain's highest honor for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman's Award recognizes Best Western International hotels with a perfect cleanliness and
maintenance inspection score of 1,000 points out of a possible 1,000. Hotels must also meet Best Western requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the award.

Marlboro College Graduate Center Announces New BachelorsDegree Program

Mon, 07/01/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Marlboro College Graduate Center is pleased to announce a first ever bachelor¹s degree program to begin in September. The
degree, according to Admissions Director Margaret J. Donahue,, will be in
Managing Information Systems (MIS), which will combine technology and business to produce problem solvers in the world of technology. ³This
program will include a lot of hands on work,² Donahue said of the 60-credit, wholly online bachelor¹s program.