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NSA Continues Strong Growth Trend

Wed, 10/01/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Despite the national and state economic slowdown, one of the largest private employers in the Northeast Kingdom remains strong, said Steve Patterson, executive director of the Northeast Vermont Economic Development Association.

NSA Industries, LLC of Lyndonville is one of the fastest growing manufacturing industries in the region; more than 40 new employees were hired in the last 12 months, pushing the total workforce to over 300 employees.

Statement from Department of Mental Health Commissioner Michael Hartman

Wed, 10/01/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Statement from Department of Mental Health Commissioner Michael Hartman on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Decision Regarding Certification of Vermont State Hospital
We all know that Vermont State Hospital has faced its share of challenges in the past few years as the State, legislators, advocates, mental health clients and other stakeholders have worked to rethink, reform and revitalize Vermont's system of mental health care to best serve our state's most severely mentally ill.

Vermont Celebrates Champlain' named Top 100 Event in US

Wed, 10/01/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

The American Bus Association (ABA) announced that the 'Vermont Celebrates Champlain,' and 'Hudson 400th Celebration of Discovery' are the winning US events, respectively, as ABA released its 2009 list of the
'Top 100 Events in North America.'

The year 2009 will mark the 400th anniversary of when French explorer Samuel de Champlain traveled by canoe up the Richelieu River and came upon a lake spanning 120 miles in length and 12 miles in width.

State Treasurer Issues Statement on Need for Congress to Act Now

Tue, 09/30/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

State Treasurer Issues Statement on Need for Congress to Act Now
I understand that Vermonters are angry about the financial mess we are currently facing and not sure who to trust about what the appropriate government response should be. There is plenty of blame to be shared for the dilemma we are in. That can come later. Right now we need a bipartisan agreement in Congress to pass a comprehensive bill that will help to stabilize the financial markets sooner rather than later.

Top Ten Summer 2009 events and the Top Ten Fall 2009 events

Tue, 09/30/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Winners for the Vermont Hospitality Councils
Summer 2009 and Fall 2009 Top Ten List

The Vermont Hospitality Council, a division
of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the winners
for the Top Ten Summer 2009 events and the Top Ten Fall 2009 events. A
complete list of winners and descriptions of the events are available at
http://www.vtchamber.com/events/.

Baker Distributing Wins "Exhibitor of the Year"

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

ESSEX JCT, VT - The team from Baker Distributing bested over 130 exhibitors to take "Exhibitor of the Year" honors at the annual convention and expo for the Vermont Food Industry, which was sponsored by the Vermont Grocers' Association. The award is based on overall attractiveness, creativity and presentation of the exhibit booth as judged by the retail and restaurant attendees of the show. Baker's highlighted their product line and tied in a couple of new Harley Custom Bikes in their expanded presentation.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont President Milnes to Retire

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont President Milnes to Retire
Berlin, VT - William R. Milnes, Jr, president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT), has announced he will retire later this year after 10 years with the Plan and nearly 34 years with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield system.

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