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Former Chronicle of Philanthropy Publisher and KeyCorp Executive Join Third Sector Systems Board of Directors

Sun, 04/18/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Third Sector Systems, a provider of organization-wide software solutions for nonprofits announced today that John Crowl, the former Publisher of the Chronicle of Philanthropy and Louis Raffis, Senior Vice President in the Corporate Treasury Group at KeyCorp have joined its Board of Directors.
Crowl said “I’ve been impressed with Third Sector’s integrated software, which solves a longstanding coordination problem that has plagued non-profit organizations. But I have been equally impressed by the company’s management, its vision, and especially its prospects for the future.”

Green Mountain Power Announces New Board Member Nominations

Sun, 04/18/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Kathleen C. Hoyt and Dr. Marc A. vanderHeyden, have been nominated to serve on Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors. The election will take place at the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders in May.
“We very much look forward to having Kathy and Marc serve on Green Mountain’s Board,” said Nordahl L. Brue, Chair of Green Mountain Power. “We welcome the Vermont and national insights and advice that they will bring to our Company as we continue to find new ways to achieve our goal as the nation’s premier electric distribution utility.”

Vermont Small Business Act 250 Fact Sheet

Thu, 04/15/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sooner or later, every growing business will likely need an Act 250 or environmental permits to either move into a new facility, or construct more space. Knowing what to expect, and how to get started are the keys to obtaining your permit as quickly and easily as possible.
The Vermont Small Business Act 250 Fact Sheet is designed for businesses, that are not yet familiar with Vermont's Act 250 process. Created by the Vermont Environmental Assistance Partnership (SBDC, VMEC, VT-ANR, Dept. of Economic Development) in cooperation with the VT Environmental Board.

Hildene Garners Two Grants and a Gift

Tue, 04/13/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Hildene has received three grants to help underwrite it¹s premiere
exhibit, Vermont and the North Shire in the Civil War. The Cultural
Facilities Grant Program award of $3,200 will be used to install UV
protective storm windows on the second floor of the house.
It was funded
by the State of Vermont and administered by the Vermont Arts Council on
behalf of the Cultural Facilities Coalition. The remaining portion of the
cost for this project was funded by a gift from David H. and Christina
Nichols and the Nichols Foundation, Inc.

TAG NEW MEDIA Recognized for Two Prestigious Interactive Media Awards

Mon, 04/12/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, announced the 2004 award winners. The annual competition recognizes excellence in interactive media production among firms, individuals and in-house multi-media departments.
Tag New Media was recognized for their excellence in interactive media production with two Silver awards in the Flash™ Category for their latest Rossignol microsites. The microsites for Rossignol’s new Zenith skis and Soft®Light boots can be viewed at

Champlain College student supports Lt. Governor’s mission to Cuba

Sun, 04/11/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Dennis O’Connell of North Pomfret, Vt., an International Business student at Champlain College in Burlington, conducted economic and cultural research for Lt. Governor Brian Dubie’s mission to Cuba this week. O’Connell prepared briefing packages to help prepare Dubie and other officials for the international trip.

United Way Annual Dinner and Awards

Sun, 04/11/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

United Way of Chittenden County’s 62nd annual dinner and community awards on Thursday, May 6 will celebrate “The Heroes Among Us,” and highlight the organization and its supporters accomplishments in the community.
The super hero-themed evening (tights, capes and secret identities encouraged) will be held at the Wyndham Hotel Burlington’s Adirondack Ballroom beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards presentations. Last year’s awards dinner sold-out and space is limited.

Vermont Business Roundtable Identifies Medallion Quality Public Schools for 2004

Sun, 04/11/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Business Roundtable (VBR) announces the selection of twenty-seven Vermont public schools as the 2004 Medallion Quality Public Schools. Designed to recognize outstanding student academic achievement and overall school quality, the Medallion Program is in its 12th year of presenting awards in this highly selective process.

Davis Frame Company Builds Timber Fframe Sales Center:

Thu, 04/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The new 2,552 square foot Douglas fir timber frame is specifically designed to house and showcase a variety of framing systems including a Ridge Beam Common Rafter system and a Principal Purlin Common Rafter system. The Great Room features a Hammerbeam truss, while the gable endwall highlights a decorative Queens post bent. The Sales Center also features various product choices including Loewen™ windows and doors, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), an Insulated Concrete Form foundation system, and Duragroove™ prefinished decking.

Spring into Action: Leading Your Business with Creativity

Thu, 04/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Women Business Owners Network (WBON) will hold its 2nd annual spring conference for women business owners on April 30, 2003 at the Best Western Conference Center in South Burlington, VT. The theme is, “Spring into Action: Leading Your Business with Creativity.”
The conference will begin with on Friday at 11:00 am and run until 5:30 p.m. Registration fees are $39 for members, $54 for non-members, and $139 for new members (includes 1 year of dues).

Vermont Chapter To Receive Continuing Publication Commendation From the Construction Specifications Institute

Thu, 04/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chapter will receive a Continuing Publication Commendation from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) for its monthly newsletter, Green Mountain Specifier. Christopher Eling, CSI, CDT, editor of the newsletter, will accept the award April 21, 2004 during the Opening General Session of The 48th Annual CSI Showä & Convention.

Champlain College announces a rare, new degree in Electronic Game & Interactive Development

Wed, 04/07/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

What do Nintendo, Atari, the medical industry, and the US Army have in common? All make use of electronic game or interactive technology, and all are potential employers of skills that will be developed in a new degree program at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.
The career-oriented college is unveiling a rare, new bachelor’s degree in Electronic Game & Interactive Development. It’s the first degree of its kind in New England and starting this fall it will prepare students for careers in the fastest growing segment of the entertainment market.