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Vermont Chamber Hires Christopher Fogg as Vice President of Travel & Tourism

Mon, 04/07/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Chamber President Chris Barbieri announced that Christopher Fogg has been named the new Vermont Chamber Vice President of Travel and Tourism.
Formerly the Director of Marketing for the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fogg has lengthy sales and marketing experience. He has worked with the Vermont Convention Bureau, the Burlington Free Press, and . in Boston.
Fogg has an Associate Degree in business administration from North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts. He assumed his position with the Vermont Chamber in March 2003.

Kate Fosher Joins Northeast Benefits Management

Wed, 04/02/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Northeast Benefits Management, LLC in South Burlington, VT is pleased to
announce that Kate Fosher has joined its organization as a Benefits
Administrator.
Kate has a B.A. in History with Secondary Education
Licensure from Johnson State College.
Kate, formally of Morgan Stanley
will be supporting clients that utilize NBM's web-based flexible spending
account claims and processing system.
NBM is an independent firm,
delivering a full range of employee benefits management services. As a

St Michael's College Received Largest Number of Applicants in College History

Wed, 04/02/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Saint Michael's College has received the largest number of applications
for fall admission to the first-year class in the history of the liberal
arts Catholic residential college. As of March 28, the number of
applicants totaled 2,753.
"We are extremely pleased to break the application record, of course,"
said Jerry Flanagan, vice president for marketing and enrollment. "But we
are even more pleased with the quality of the applicants," he said.
"Having read every student application to Saint Michael's for going on 30

Green Mountain Power Named to Business Week Magazine's List of Best Performing Small-Cap Companies

Sun, 03/30/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE:GMP) has been
named to Business Week magazine's list of top-performing small-cap
companies. The Company was ranked 25th out of 50 companies ranked and was
the only Vermont-based company included. The list was compiled by ranking
the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 stocks by one-and three-year total
returns as of Feb 14.
"It is very satisfying to see Green Mountain Power included in Business
Week's list of top performing companies. We have vigorously pursued

Majority of American Workers Believe Iraq War No Threat to Job Security

Wed, 03/26/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

With war raging in Iraq, the latest national “America At Work” poll commissioned by the Employment Law Alliance shows that the vast majority of American workers do not believe the conflict poses a direct threat to their job security. The most recent ELA “America at Work” poll shows that 84% of workers are not worried about losing their jobs because of the war in Iraq.

"CPR” Website Urges Immediate Land Use Permit Reform

Wed, 03/19/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

xA coalition of business leaders is doing everything it can to create jobs in Vermont. A new website, www.vermontcpr.org, has arrived on the scene to encourage revision of Vermont’s permitting process in order to pump life into the Vermont economy. The website urges legislative initiatives to make meaningful changes to the Act 250 process this legislative session.

Charter One Bank Names Skip Allen Vice President

Wed, 03/19/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Charter One Financial, Inc (NYSE: CF) has announced that Ethan A “Skip” Allen, Jr has been named vice president of corporate banking in Vermont.
Allen will be responsible for overseeing the expansion of Charter One’s corporate banking efforts by originating new commercial loans and managing existing loan relationships in the eastern New York and New England regions.
Prior to joining Charter One, Allen served as a vice president with Community National Bank. He brings over 30 years of experience in banking to his new position.

New “Vermont CPR” Website Urges Immediate Land Use Permit Reform

Wed, 03/19/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

A coalition of business leaders is doing everything it can to create jobs in Vermont. A new website, www.vermontcpr.org, has arrived on the scene to support revision of Vermont’s permitting process in order to pump life into the Vermont economy. The website urges legislative initiatives to make meaningful changes to the Act 250 process this legislative session.

Governor's Summit on the Employment of People with Disabilities

Tue, 03/18/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mike Wallace, co-editor and correspondent of CBS's 60 Minutes will be the keynote speaker at the Governor's Summit for the Employment of People with Disabilities.
This year's summit will focus on the employment of people with mental health issues. Wallace will speak about his struggles with depression, a mental health disorder that affects 18 million Americans.
Governor James Douglas will be presenting awards to Vermont businesses that have made a difference in employing people with disabilities. Senator James Jeffords will also be speaking at the luncheon.

Husky Announces Expansion Plans in Milton

Tue, 03/18/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Husky Injection Molding Systems has announced a $13 million expansion plan for its Milton, Vermont plant. The expansion could bring as many as 100 jobs to the area within the next year. Husky has begun the hiring with 50 new jobs now with the prospect of hiring an additional 50 over the coming year. These jobs would be in engineering, manufacturing and support.
Plans include a 17,000 square foot addition to the Husky plant located on North Road in Milton. There are plans to move part of the operation to a 20,000 square foot plant in the Catamount Industrial Park in Milton.

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