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Community Mapping Program Receives National Award

Thu, 08/21/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Community Mapping Program, a collaborative project of
the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) and the Orton Family
Foundation, received a 2003 "Special Achievement in GIS"
award from ESRI. ESRI is a global Geographic Information System (GIS)
industry leader and producer of ArcView software. According to ESRI,
"Every year the Special Achievement in GIS award honors an elite group of
organizations that have embraced GIS technology to better serve the world.
By their extraordinary contributions to our society they have set new

Sugarbush Resort Secures Permits for Lodge at Lincoln Peak

Thu, 08/21/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sugarbush Resort announced that it
has secured an amended land-use permit from Vermont’s District 5 Act 250
Environmental Commission and the required local and Agency of Natural
Resources permits. This completes the necessary permitting to make The
Lodge at Lincoln Peak a reality.
"We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the permitting process,"
commented Bob Ackland, Sugarbush President and General Manager. "It is
through the input and support of all of the groups involved that the Lodge

Vermont Public Television's John King Appointed to Two Boards

Thu, 08/21/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

John King, president and CEO of Vermont Public Television, the statewide
public television network, has been appointed to two boards. He was
elected treasurer and executive committee member of NETA, the National
Educational Telecommunications Association. NETA is a professional
association based in Columbia, S.C., that serves public television
stations and educational entities. Its mission is to provide quality
programming, educational resources, professional development, management
support and national representation for its members.

FCC Issues Stay on New Fax Regulations

Mon, 08/18/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Acting on petitions filed by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and other concerned business interest organizations,
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a stay of new
regulations governing fax advertisements until January 1, 2005.
The FCC granted the stay request after receiving hundreds of comments
requests for interpretation from associations and other businesses over
the past several weeks regarding the rulemaking, published July 25 in

Record Quarterly Net Income at Banknorth

Sun, 08/17/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Banknorth Group, Inc. (NYSE: BNK) today announced record quarterly net income of $87.5 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2003, an increase of 15% over net income of $76.2 million for the second quarter of 2002. On a diluted earnings per share basis, the Company earned 53 cents for the second quarter, up 4% from 51 cents for the same quarter a year ago.

Governor Announces Backing for Winooski Revitalization

Thu, 08/14/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Jim Douglas threw his support behind efforts to redevelop downtown Winooski and with that support comes loan guarantees from the state that the federal government and developers have said are essential to the project's success.
The Governor said that he believes the Winooski Falls Riverfront Redevlopment Project can work, and that he expects to be able to provide the guaranty required by US department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the approximately $22 million loan that HUD will make to Winooski for affordable housing.

GCS Marketing: New Marketing Firm with Decades of Experience

Wed, 08/13/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Gloria Salvanelli, a 22-year veteran of the marketing business, has opened her own marketing firm, GCS Marketing in Burlington, Vermont, specializing in public relations, advertising, strategic marketing plans, and special events, and servicing the New England/New York area.
Salvanelli spent the bulk of her marketing career with small to medium-sized companies, making GCS Marketing a perfect fit to handle the marketing needs of many of the businesses in this region.

Charter One Reports Record 2nd Qtr EPS up 18%

Tue, 08/12/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The second-quarter net income for Charter One Financial Inc rose to $166 million from $145.9 million a year ago. The increase is due in part by a 16% increase in retail banking revenue and increased mortgage business.
Earnings rose 18% to 72 cents a share from 61 cents a share a yaer ago in the second quarter.
The earnings-per-sharewere restated to reflect the 5% stock dividend that was issued September 30.
The average annualized return on average assets was 1.5% and the average return on average equity was 19.86%.

Statewide Leader David Coates is the Vermont Chamber Citizen of the Year

Sun, 08/10/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that David R. Coates of Colchester has been selected as the Vermont Chamber Citizen of the Year. Coates will be honored with a banquet in the fall.
In the crowded field of awards given to Vermont community members, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award is one of the most prestigious. Presented annually for nearly four decades, the Citizen of the Year Award honors the person who contributes to Vermont communities on a statewide basis through service, self-sacrifice, and volunteerism.

New “Junk Fax” Rule

Thu, 08/07/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

New rules adopted in late July will soon prohibit restaurants from faxing daily menus to customers unless they obtain expressed written consent in advance from each recipient, according to Paul H. Ode, a business attorney with the local law firm of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. Violators face a fine of $500 per fax. The rules, published on July 25, will be fully effective on August 25.

VANPO announces Fall 2003 Technical Assistance Program (TAP-VT) Schedule

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

The Vermont Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations presents the Fall 2003 Technical Assistance Program (TAP-VT) Workshop Series. This fall, VANPO will offer over forty (40) TAP-VT workshops designed to enhance and expand the management and technical skill of nonprofit employees in the following areas: Advocacy and Public Policy, Board Development, Financial Management, Fundraising, Marketing and Public Relations, Personal Development and Leadership, and Organizational Development and Management for the nonprofit sector.