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Choice One Communications and CTC Communications merge

Wed, 02/22/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Waltham, MA and Rochester, NY February 10, 2006 CTC Communications and Choice One Communications today announced their agreement to enter into a merger of equals, creating one of the largest competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) in the United States, and the largest privately held CLEC in the Northeast. Post merger, the combined entity is expected to generate over $550 million in annual revenues by serving over 100,000 customers by way of over 1,000,000 access line equivalents. The companies combined network will consist of 7,000 route miles of fiber connecting 630 collocations.

Sign*A*Rama announces new hire

Wed, 02/22/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sign*A*Rama, Where the World Goes for Signs of South Burlington, announces that Bambi Shanahan has joined the company as Marketing Assistant. She has over six years of marketing and business administration experience and she owned her own consulting firm prior to joining our location at 3073 Williston Road.

Green Mountain Power announces 2005 earnings

Tue, 02/21/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

COLCHESTER, VT&Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE: GMP) today announced 2005 consolidated earnings from continuing operations of $2.09 per share of common stock, diluted, compared with 2004 consolidated earnings from continuing operations of $2.10 per share of common stock, diluted. The Company reported additional earnings of $0.03 and $0.10 per share from discontinued operations in 2005 and 2004, respectively.

Wayne Roberts announces retirement from LCRCC

Mon, 02/20/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

A. Wayne Roberts, President of Lake
Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces
RetirementExecutive Search Process Will Begin in
March
Karen Marshall, chair of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of
Commerce (LCRCC), announced today that A. Wayne Roberts, long-time president of
the Chamber, would retire from his post at the end of the year. Roberts has been
at the helm of the LCRCC since 1986.
"In 20 years, Wayne Roberts transformed our Chamber from
supporter of the business community to the leading advocate for public policy

Ten reasons to love Vermont small bsinesses

Sun, 02/12/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Ten
Reasons To Love Vermont Small Business
 
10. Small businesses make up 96.8 percent of all Vermont employers.
 
9. Small businesses create more than 50 percent of the American nonfarm
private gross domestic product (GDP).
 
8. Small patenting firms produce 13 to 14 times more patents per employee
than large patenting firms.
 
7. The 74,957 small businesses in Vermont are located in every community and neighborhood.
 
6. Small businesses employ 62.8 percent of Vermont's non-farm private sector workers.

Vermont Chamber Hires Recent Champlain College Graduate as Grassroots Advocate

Wed, 02/08/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce welcomes Michael Belyea as its Grassroots Advocate and Communications Specialist. The purpose of this newly created position is to enhance the Vermont Chambers member and legislative outreach efforts.
Michael graduated from Champlain College in December of 2005. Ranked at the very top of his class with a double major in business, international business, and leadership, Michael brings experience and coursework in business, leadership, entrepreneurship, economics, and the global economy.

Casting for Success - Netting Profitable Customers in Multi-Channel Waters

Tue, 02/07/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

The VT/NH Direct Marketing Group will conduct its annual direct marketing conference at the Equniox Hotel in Manchester, VT on April 26 - 28, 2006. Just a few of this years Casting for Success speakers include Perk Perkins, of Orvis, Don Libey, of Libey Inc., and Patricia Neuray, vice president of sales at Yahoo! Search Marketing.

Wild Apple Honors 10-Year Employees

Mon, 02/06/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

WILD APPLE HONORS 10-YEAR EMPLOYEES
February 6, 2006 [Woodstock, Vermont] -- At a recent company staff breakfast meeting John and Laurie Chester, owners of Wild Apple Graphics in Woodstock, Vermont, honored four employees for their ten years of service to the company.
Honored were Dee Anderson (Accounts Receivable), Linda Markwell (Assistant Controller), Dawn Mathis (warehouse and shipping support) and Sue Schlabach (Art Director). All were presented with an engraved Simon Pearce Apple to commemorate the event.

Union Bank announces Promotions & Added Responsibilities

Thu, 02/02/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Morrisville VT Responding to steady growth and expansion, Union Bank is very pleased to announce the following promotions
and responsibilities.
Cynthia Borck, Executive Vice President, will lead the Banks Product Development, Item Processing and Deposit Operations departments. Ms. Borck is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank. She has been with Union Bank since 1987 and resides
in Wolcott.

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