December 2007 Press Releases
Director of Vermont Board of Nursing - December 26, 2007
of State Deb Markowitz Seeks Nominations for the 2008 Centennial
Business Awards - December 4, 2007
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Program Honors Vermont's Centennial Businesses
Montpelier. Today Secretary of State Deb Markowitz put out a call for nominations for the 2008 Vermont Centennial Business Awards. This program honors businesses that have operated in Vermont for at least 100 years and is a joint project of the Secretary of State’s office, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and the Vermont Business Magazine.
Secretary Markowitz said, “Any business that has been in operation in Vermont for 100 years or more can participate in the awards program by filling out an application form and providing verification of its business start date." Vermont's centennial businesses will be presented with a plaque at an awards ceremony in March.
“It is important to recognize Vermont's businesses for their longevity," said Secretary Markowitz. “It takes a tremendous amount of dedication to keep a business active for 100 years. The Vermont Centennial Business Award acknowledges Vermont's oldest businesses for enriching our economic heritage. This program deepens our understanding of how Vermont's businesses have enhanced our community life during the last hundred years.”
Deadline for applications is January 11, 2008. For more information about the awards program and to obtain an application, contact Ginny Colbert at 802-828-2148 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Vermont Centennial Business Awards page on the Secretary of State's web site: http://www.sec.state.vt.us/centennial_business.html
Contact: Ginny Colbert For immediate release (802) 828-2148 December 26, 2007
Vermont Secretary of State’s Office Names State Nursing Board Director
Montpelier. The Secretary of State’s Office is pleased to announce Mary L. Botter, Ph.D., R.N., as the new Executive Director of the Vermont Board of Nursing. Botter, who resides in Shelburne, Vermont, has held a number of leadership positions in university and hospital settings, most recently as Assistant Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Vermont, and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Fletcher Allen Health Care. She also participated within several local, national, and international organizations, serving in a variety of roles. Her extensive background has provided her with experience in clinical practice, teaching, administration, consulting, and research.
Secretary of State Deb Markowitz said, “We are delighted to have Ms. Botter join the Office of Professional Regulation and we are looking forward to her contributions as Executive Director of the Vermont Board of Nursing.”
Ms. Botter replaces Anita Ristau, M.S., R.N., who is retiring after serving as executive director for nearly 13 years. Ms. Ristau is highly regarded for her leadership, both regionally and nationally.