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The Chittenden Commercial Real Estate Association Elects Board

Sun, 06/29/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Chittenden Commercial Real Estate Association (CCREA) has announced
the election of this year’s Board of Directors. Chairperson and Treasurer
is Linda Letourneau of Redstone Commercial Group; Hillary Mead of J.L.
Davis Realty is Vice-chair; Charlie Poulin of Pomerleau Real Estate is
Secretary; Barb Suprenant, of Investors Corporation of Vermont, is
outgoing chairperson; and Tony Blake, of V/T Commercial, is Director of
Marketing.
The CCREA is Northwestern Vermont’s largest commercial real

Hinesburg Author/Business Leader Wins Writing Contest

Wed, 06/25/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Bill Schubart of Hinesburg, Vermont, is the
winner of the 2003 Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. literary prize awarded annually
by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Life magazine.
Schubart's winning entry, a true humorous essay entitled "The
Black Bug," captures Vermont life in the 1950s as it tells of a prank
played by local Morrisville residents on the town's newest flatlander. Tom
Slayton, one of the judges and editor of Vermont Life commented, "Writing
humorously is an art. Bill Schubart's piece, "The Black Bug," is one of

WCAX-TV Wins Two Awards

Wed, 06/25/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Creative Services Department of WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont has been awarded two first place honors for Public Service and Promotion in the 2003 New York State Broadcasters Association Awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Lake George, New York on June 24, 2003.
The New York State Broadcasters Association conducted its 38th Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting at the Sagamore Resort Hotel.

Saint Michael's To Build Two New Residence Halls

Tue, 06/24/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Saint Michael's College will begin construction of two new residence halls
on June 30. This project, which will cost $14.9 million, including access
roads and landscaping, will complete a program begun in 1999 to replace
some existing housing and expand capacity in order to insure the college's
ability to house close to 100 percent of its undergraduate students on
campus. Currently some 90 percent of Saint Michael's students reside on
the campus of the liberal arts residential Catholic college located in

Tax Credit Adopted for Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan

Tue, 06/24/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont parents, grandparents and others have another
incentive to join, or continue contributing to, the Vermont Higher
Education Investment Plan (VHEIP), the state's "529 plan." Starting with
the 2004 tax year, VHEIP participants will be able to receive an income
tax credit of 5 percent of the first $2,000 contributed to an account, or
up to $100 per year per beneficiary. The provision was approved by the
2003 Legislature and signed into law by Gov. James Douglas on June 16.

Vermont Tent Company Hires Event Rental Specialist

Mon, 06/23/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Julie Gauthier, formerly of Valley
Rent-All in Waterbury, Vermont, has accepted the position of Event Rental
Specialist with Vermont Tent Company in South Burlington, Vermont. “I’m
looking forward to becoming a part of the Vermont Tent Company Team”, said
Gauthier. “Vermont Tent Company is the leading Tent and Event Rental
Company in New England, and this position offers many unique
opportunities. I have the chance to utilize my event planning capabilities
and work with the most educated and professional organization in the

Channel 3 News Receives National Award

Sun, 06/22/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont has been awarded first place honors in the small market television category of the 2003 Edward R. Murrow Awards Competition. WCAX-TV was honored for The Channel 3 News at 6:00.
The Edward R. Murrow Awards represent national competition among television and radio stations across the United States. Only regularly scheduled newscasts are eligible for entry in the “Best Newscast” category, and only one entry is allowed per news organization. The entry must represent the news organization's best effort at producing a newscast.

UPS to Handle SGI Service Parts Logistics in Latin America and Asia

Wed, 06/18/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Silicon Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: SGI), the world leader in high-performance computing, visualization and storage solutions, has selected UPS Supply Chain Solutions (NYSE:UPS) as its third-party logistics provider for service parts logistics in Asia and Latin America.
SGI already relies on UPS Supply Chain Solutions for service parts logistics in North America.

ISO/QS, Inc. Opens New England Office

Sun, 06/08/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Individual Solutions Options / Quality Services, Inc., a high technology management, quality, and environmental consulting firm headquartered in Austin, Texas announces the opening of its New England office in Burlington, Vermont. Robert C. Greenlese has signed on as Senior Consultant to head this office. The New England office will specialize in process improvement consulting, including implementation of quality and environmental management systems (and their integration) as well as process improvement techniques to improve an organization’s bottom line results.

Howard Center for Human Services appoints medical director

Mon, 06/02/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Dr. Sandra Steingard has been appointed Medical Director of The Howard Center for Human Services, with specific responsibilities for the adult division. She served as acting agency medical director since late fall, and has been Medical Director of the Community Support program at Howard since 1995.
Steingard was trained at Harvard and Tufts Universities. She is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UVM College of Medicine and Medical Advisor to NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)

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