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Legislature Takes Testimony on Vermont Chamber's Proposal to Manage Vermont's World Trade Office

Thu, 02/19/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Discussions are underway in the Senate General Affairs Committee to direct the Vermont World Trade Office to be managed under the Vermont Chamber's existing international trade program, in conjunction with Champlain College, the U. S Department of Commerce and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. These partners collectively will strategically collaborate to encourage international trade on behalf of Vermont businesses. Funding would come through a memorandum of understanding and initially would be a $100,000 grant.

98.9 WOKO raises $4,900 for Fletcher Allen Breast Care Center

Mon, 02/16/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

98.9 WOKO and its sister station AM1230 WJOY are pleased to announce
$4,900, the most amount of money in 13 years, was raised for the Fletcher
Allen Health Care Breast Care Center during Bridal Expo 2004 on February
1st at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington.
Bridal Expo 2004 admission proceeds will be donated to the Fletcher Allen
Breast Care Center during a check presentation at the Breast Care Center
in the University Health Center on UVM’s campus before the end of

Middlebury College wins award for energy efficient construction

Thu, 02/12/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Middlebury College received the Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award Feb. 11 from Efficiency Vermont, a statewide energy efficiency utility. According to Blair Hamilton, managing director of the utility, the award was developed to recognize an organization that has effectively partnered with Efficiency Vermont to fully integrate energy efficiency into its organizational practices.

SBA Proposes Legislation to Add $3 Billion to 7(a) Loan Program

Mon, 02/09/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced a new legislative proposal that is expected to add at least $3 billion in lending authority to the 7(a) loan program this year. If enacted, the bill would allow the agency to increase lending authority by more than 30 percent, providing money for thousands more small loans in fiscal year 2004. The bill would also remove the current lending cap of $750,000, and allow loans up to $2 million.

Sonnax Industries Inc. has received a Worksite Wellness Award

Mon, 02/09/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sonnax Industries Inc. has received a Worksite Wellness Award from the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Sonnax was one of 17 companies around the state recognized for their efforts to promote the wellness and health of their employees. Gov. Jim Douglas presented the awards at a ceremony in Montpelier on Jan. 27. He said it was important to recognize businesses that are taking a proactive approach toward creating a healthier workforce.

Tag New Media designs and develops Rossignol's 04/05 alpine product presentation

Mon, 02/09/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

For the second straight year, Rossignol has selected Tag New Media to design and develop its alpine product presentation.
The Flash™-based 04/05 presentation introduces
Rossignol's new product segmentation, and allows for multiple presentation modes, transitions, and uses. This years' presentation was distributed on CD to dealers last month at SIA, a skiing industry trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. A French-version of the presentation is being
planned for later this year.

Eagle Network Solutions is formally announcing its presence in Burlington.

Sun, 02/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Government agencies, private enterprises and academic institutions requiring complex, geographically distributed or mission-critical data networking and telecommunications services can now turn to Burlington, VT.-based Eagle Network Solutions (ENS).
ENS has served the United States Department of Defense, including the Pentagon Renovation Program, as well as the United States Marine Corps, the United States Supreme Court and various academic and enterprise customers.

Green Mountain Power Increases Quarterly Dividend

Sun, 02/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Directors of Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE:GMP) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share on the utility's Common Stock, payable March 31, 2004 to holders of record at the close of business on March 12, 2004. The new indicated annual dividend rate is $0.88, an increase of 16 percent over the previous indicated annual rate of $0.76.

O'Dea and Miller Join Arnold and Scangas Architects.

Sun, 02/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Maura O’Dea, Associate AIA, and Penny Miller, Associate AIA recently joined Arnold & Scangas Architects in Colchester Vermont.
O’Dea is a LEED consultant and intern architect. Since earning her Master of Architecture in 2000, O’Dea has worked in the Burlington area focusing on sustainable design practices. She is secretary of the Vermont Green Building Network and has served on the Burlington Design Advisory Board.

The Howard Center for Human Services Employee Achievements

Sun, 02/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sandra Steingard, M.D., Medical Director of The Howard Center for Human
Services, was selected by her peers to be included in Best Doctors in America
®2003-2004. Dr. Steingard has specific responsibilities for Howard’s adult
division serving individuals with mental illness and substance abuse problems.
Dr. 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) – VT.