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Vermont Businesses Recognized for Outstanding Efforts to Employ Individuals with Disabilities

Sun, 06/29/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Businesses Recognized for Outstanding Efforts to Employ Individuals with Disabilities
Waterbury, VT-At this month's 5th Governor's Summit for the Employment of People with Disabilities, eight businesses were recognized by the Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (GCEPD) for their efforts to promote the employment of Vermonters with physical, mental, emotional and/or other disabilities.

Vermont Officials to Celebrate Quebec City's 400th Anniversary

Sun, 06/29/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Officials to Celebrate Quebec City’s 400th Anniversary
Douglas, Sen. Leahy, Dignitaries and Officials to Attend Lois McClure Reception
and Dedication of Vermont and New England Monuments
Governor Jim Douglas, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Honorary Chairperson of the Franco-American
Heritage Committee Marcelle Leahy, Vermont Tourism and Marketing Commissioner
Bruce Hyde and Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss
Lois McClure Reception and Monument Dedication

EW! VT's Holly Lane honored by the Vermont Children's Trust Foundation

Wed, 06/25/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Everybody Wins! Vermont's Holly Lane was awarded the Lynne Von Trapp Award by the Vermont Childrens Trust Foundation (VCTF)at their luncheon on June 18.

This award is given annually to a staff person of a Vermont Children's Trust Foundation grant site who was a driving force in establishing or moving the program or organization forward, was responsive to and accurate in meeting the requirements of the VCTF, was a good ambassador for the VCTF and was a positive and optimistic colleague to all.

More Than $241,000 Awarded to Nonprofits to Promote Civic Engagement by VCF

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

More Than $241,000 Awarded to Nonprofits to Promote Civic
Engagement; Diversity and Equity; and Education
- $241,959 was awarded to 31 organizations across the state as part of the
Vermont Community Foundation’s Successful Communities grant round, which
makes awards to organizations that support civic engagement; diversity and equity;
and education.
The following
organizations received grants:
Community Justice Center

Representative Tony Klein Appointed as Chair of House Natural Resources and Energy Committee

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Representative Robert Dostis has accepted a leadership position with
Green Mountain Power and stepped down from his position as Chairman of
the House Natural Resources Committee. "An affordable and sustainable
energy future has been a top priority of the legislature and
Representative Dostis' leadership has helped move Vermont in that
direction," said Speaker Symington. She continued, "Representative
Dostis' skill of bringing legislators from all three political parties

IBM lays off 180 Vermont employees

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

The IBM plant in Essex Junction, which was once the states largest private employer, is laying off 180 employees. 110 of the positions are being eliminated, along with 70 long-term supplemental positions. The state is activating their rapid response system to help the layed-off employees find new jobs. In a released statement Governor Douglas said, To those at IBM who have lost jobs, and other Vermonters who have experienced the same challenge, we will continue to help you with all the tools we have available.

groSolar Signs $175 million Deal for Solar Panels

Mon, 06/23/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

groSolar Signs $175 million Deal for Solar Panels
Sales Contract with Evergreen Solar Helps Drive Company Growth
North American solar energy leader groSolar announced today the signing of a $175 million, long-term sales contract for solar electric panels with leading manufacturer Evergreen Solar, Inc.
The contract will assure fast-growing groSolar a steady supply of solar panels for the exploding commercial and residential solar market.

Kindred Design Studio creates Thistle Hill, the next residential development for Sterling Construction, INC.

Mon, 06/23/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Kindred Design Studio of Hinesburg, Vermont has been choosen by Sterling Construction, Inc. of Williston to create the identity and supporting marketing materials for Thistle Hill, the newest project for the developer that's currently being built in Hinesburg.

The Real Estate market is very competitive and it's becoming evermore critical to capture the character of a new neighborhood and portray it in new and unique ways&we need to go beyond location, location, location when asking customers to give these homes a look.

NMC's Peter Hofstetter Named CEO of the Year

Mon, 06/23/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Peter Hofstetter, Chief Executive Officer of Northwestern Medical Center, was awarded QHR's first annual "CEO of the Year" award during their annual meeting in Brentwood, TN, Thursday, June 5, 2008. Peter was chosen from among more than 150 of his hospital CEO peers across the U.S. for this great honor.

QHR is one of the quiet partners in NMC's success. Dating back to the hospital merger in the late 1970's, NMC has enjoyed the benefits of management, consulting, and education services provided by QHR, formerly known as Quorum Health Resources.