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Islands Chamber Chooses New Director

Wed, 07/16/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce has a new Executive Director. The Chamber Board appointed Ruth Wallman, a resident of Burlington, effective immediately. The Islands Chamber of Commerce, located in North Hero, also serves as Grand Isle County’s Regional Planning Corporation and Small Business Development Center, and is the home base for the Regional Marketing Organization for Grand Isle and Franklin Counties.

Johnson Woolen Mills Launches New Products & Marketing Focus

Wed, 07/16/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Johnson Woolen Mills of Johnson, VT has announced the addition of several new products to its line of famous outdoor clothing. In combination with the announcement, the company has developed a new marketing focus to compliment its current concentration on rugged outerwear for the outdoor enthusiast. According to Johnson's Steve Salls, "for 161 years Johnson Woolen Mills has been renowned for its line of rugged, durable and functional clothing for the outdoors. Certainly, that tradition will continue.

John-Michael Girald joins The Bigelow Company

Sun, 07/13/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

“I am delighted to announce that John-Michael Girald has recently joined our firm,” said Peter R. Worrell, Managing Director of The Bigelow Company LLC. “Girald's unique experience in having worked with both large corporate and entrepreneurial investment banking firms means that he will be able to bring a broad perspective of value-adding strategies to Bigelow’s clients. This meaningful addition to our professional staff further demonstrates Bigelow’s continuing commitment to bring the best industry talent to bear on our client opportunities.”

Rhino Foods, Inc., Recipient of the Excellence in Action Award

Sun, 07/13/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The challenge facing Rhino Foods' was how to insure continuous employment for its
valued people in a business that is seasonal. The solution that Rhino has
adapted and made part of its business practice is to exchange its
employees with companies whose business cycles and seasonal fluctuations
are opposite to that of Rhino's. Rather than placing people on layoff,
these employees work temporarily at the other employers (usually about two
months) and come back to Rhino when they are needed.
Rhino Foods designed

VSAC Announces Board, Staff Appointments

Sun, 07/13/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Student Assistance Corp Board of Directors has
re-elected three of its members to six-year terms. They are Joseph L.
Boutin of Burlington, president of Merchants Bank; David W. Ginevan of
Middlebury, executive vice president of Facilities Planning at Middlebury
College; and Dorothy R. Mitchell of Worcester, who is active in a variety
of higher education and community endeavors.
Joining the VSAC staff as the
new director of Claims, Collections and Compliance is Gregg Mousley of

William Boyle, Named Pediatrician of the Year

Sun, 07/13/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

William E. Boyle, Jr, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) was recently honored with the 2003 Pediatrician of the Year award
presented by the New Hampshire Pediatric Society.
Since 1970, Boyle has been practicing his brand of family-centered,
community-centered care at DHMC's Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD).
As both a general pediatrician and a subspecialist in long-term and
chronic illnesses-like cancer, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis-he has seen a

Auction Fire Introduces Want Lists

Sat, 07/12/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

To assist collectors, Auction Fire has added Want Lists to its' free online auction service offerings.
A Want List enables a registered user to set up keywords whereby they will
receive email notification should a new auction listing match their specified criteria.
So for instance, if someone collects Harry Potter trading cards, they can set up a keyword phrase: "Harry Potter Card"
so that they are notified every time one goes up for auction.

Hypervivid Solutions to collaborate with CATA and the Canadian Government

Fri, 07/11/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Hypervivid Solutions is pleased to announce that has Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) to be one of the many businesses to assist in the creation of this country's first "Directory and Report on the Advanced Security Industry in Canada." The goal of the project is to help raise awareness of security's important role in the economic sector of Canadian and foreign markets.

Consolidated Freightways To Sell Distribution Facility

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

As part of the largest real
estate sale in transportation history – 220 total properties with an
appraised value over $400 million – Consolidated Freightways announced
that it is placing its Rutland distribution facility located at 7 Randbury
Rd. for sale to the highest bidder, through an open auction process
scheduled for July 17, 2003.
The Rutland property is an 11-door cross-dock distribution
facility situated on 5.0 acres and has been closed to operations since
September 3, 2002 when the 74-year-old company filed for bankruptcy

UPS to Help Birkenstock Shorten Order Time, Increase U.S. Product Offering

Mon, 07/07/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Birkenstock Footprint Sandals Inc., the 100 percent employee-owned company and U.S. importer and distributor of Birkenstock footwear from Germany, will shorten special-order handling time by weeks and increase its product offering in U.S. retail stores through an agreement with UPS Supply Chain Solutions.
A new distribution program developed by UPS will manage special orders to the U.S. fulfilled by Birkenstock manufacturing centers in Germany. Special orders that once took months to ship to the U.S. now will take days.