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$200,000 Challenge Grant Advances Vermont Humanities Council's First Capital Campaign for New Home in Montpelier

Sun, 01/29/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier, VT ~ The Vermont Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit
focused on lifelong learning and literacy, in December received a $200,000
Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant
represents a significant step toward the success of VHC's first capital
campaign, Humanities at the Center, which aims to raise $700,000 to cover
the purchase and renovation of new offices in Montpelier. VHC moved to the
more central offices in October after 30 years in Hyde Park and Morrisville
in rented space.

Business Interiors Completes Seventh Generation Headquarters

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Business Interiors has completed the furniture installation for Seventh Generation's Burlington Vermont Headquarters. This project is expected to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for Commercial Interiors. The new space features the latest in open office design planning in conjunction with a vast array of products from the Steelcase product portfolio. All furniture was carefully selected to coincide with the strictest of environmental standards as determined by the US Green Building Council and Greenguard Institute.

VBT Bicycling Vacations returns to its Vermont Roots

Thu, 01/26/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

BRISTOL, VERMONT - Alan E. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Grand Circle Corporation in Boston, announced that Gregg Marston has purchased Vermont Bicycle Tours Bicycling Vacation (VBT) from Grand Circle. Mr. Marston has served as VBT's President since 1999.
"We are delighted to have sold VBT to someone who shares our passion for adventurous, discovery-oriented travel experiences that have the power to change people's lives," said Lewis. "We know that VBT is in excellent hands."

New Media Marketing &"Old Faithful"

Fri, 01/20/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Shelburne, VT - March 3, 2006 The VT/NH DMG welcomes any and all participants to its first educational seminar for the 2006 year. The New Media Marketing & "Old Faithful" session will be held on March 3 at the Vermont Teddy Bear headquarters in Shelburne, Vermont from 9 AM to 4 PM.
There are many ways to get your business message out to the market, but the integration of new venues with old methods; all while maintaining customer loyalty can be a juggling act.

New Company for New Construction

Thu, 01/19/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Founded on the basic principle that high quality work will put you as a leader in any industry. This company believes that preparing a home or business for its future occupant is no different. That's just what this company will provide its customers. While specializing in preparing newly constructed or renovated homes for its future occupant, Inspection Ready does provide a long list of other services including Move-In, Move-Out cleaning, Window Cleaning and Commercial Cleaning as well.

Tourism Department Names New Director Of Sales and Promotion

Thu, 01/19/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Commissioner Bruce Hyde has announced that Rutland native Dave Hakins has joined the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing as Director of Sales and Promotion.
Hakins returns to Vermont from the New York area after two decades of selling and producing promotional events, conferences and incentive travel for Fortune 500 corporations, marketing agencies, television networks, and professional sports and entertainment organizations.

Architecture Firm Featured in Kitchen Book

Tue, 01/17/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Kitchens for the Rest of Us is a book as lovingly crafted as the kitchens it showcases. Everyone knows that the kitchen is the hardest working room in the house, and often serves many purposes. So it makes sense to understand not only how to improve its function, but how to make it inviting and beautiful as well. Many remodeling books fix design problems by increasing size. The designers in this book take a less expensive, more elegant approach, focusing on smart use of available space, organizing storage, and small details that make a big impact.

Champlain College student launches iPod accessories and earns best in show award

Tue, 01/17/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Champlain College business student and entrepreneur Ben Kaufman isn't getting a lot of sleep these days. He's exchanging late-night e-mails with manufacturers in China who are creating his newly announced products for the iPod.
At age 19, Kaufman has just launched his second round of sleek iPod accessories and he's flying high after returning from last week's Macworld Expo in San Francisco, where his products were awarded "Best in Show in Innovation" from iLounge, a top Web site for iPod accessory reviews.

Call for Exporter of the Year Nominations

Mon, 01/16/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont International Business Council (VIBC), a standing committee of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, is accepting nominations for the 2006 Exporter of the Year. Given to a company that has contributed significantly to Vermonts international trade stature, the prestigious Exporter of the Year award recognizes the hard work, performance, innovation, and vision Vermont companies display when competing in the global marketplace.

Nominate Vermont's Outstanding Businesses for the Deane C. Davis Award

Mon, 01/16/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Nominations are now being accepted for the Sixteenth Annual Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award, co-sponsored by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine. The winner will be unveiled at the May 24, 2006, opening ceremony of the regions largest business-to-business trade show, the annual Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business and Industry EXPO. Three award finalists will be profiled in the May issue of Vermont Business Magazine.