March 2009 Press Releases
Secretary of State
Deb Markowitz announces that State Archives and Public Records to
Consolidate Services in Middlesex - March 4, 2009
Secretary of State Deb
Markowitz announces the 2009 Vermont Centennial Business Awards
- March 4, 2009
March 4, 2009
State Archives and Public Records to Consolidate Services in Middlesex
Montpelier. Secretary of State Deb Markowitz announced today that the Redstone offices of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) will be moving to the record center on Route 2 in Middlesex. The move, which will occur during the week of March 9th, is part of an ongoing effort to consolidate and improve the services of VSARA.
“Last year the legislature passed a law that transferred the functions of the Public Records Division to the Archives Division of the Secretary of State’s Office,” said Markowitz. “This creates a single, professional voice for advising agencies on the management of their records from point of creation to final disposition, thus increasing efficiency and improving service.”
During this transition, some disruption in services is anticipated. On March 9th and 10th, limited notary and administrative procedure act services will be available at Redstone, but the reference room will be closed. The Middlesex vital records services will be open on a limited basis on the 9th and 10th. Both operations will be closed from Wednesday, March 11th until Monday, March 16th.
Certain records, including legislative committee, gubernatorial, surveyor general, and Manuscript Vermont State Papers records will remain at Redstone until new vault facilities are completed at Middlesex. These records are available for review by appointment only by calling (802) 828-2308.
For more information about the services provided by the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, visit our website at http://vermont-archives.org/
March 4, 2009
2009 Vermont Centennial Business Awards Announced
Vermont’s oldest businesses to be honored at a statehouse ceremony.
Montpelier – Vermont Secretary of State Deb Markowitz, in partnership with the Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, will present the 2009 Centennial Business Awards at the statehouse on Thursday, March 5, at 4:00 p.m.
The award acknowledges Vermont’s oldest businesses for enriching the economic heritage and enhancing community life during the last century and beyond. From all across Vermont, these honored businesses represent a wide range of entrepreneurs from country stores and farms to manufacturing companies. This year 11 businesses will be honored for having survived not only into 2009 but for the past century in the competitive and often-unforgiving business landscape.
Secretary of State Deb Markowitz says it is very important to showcase these quiet success stories. “Each business being honored has made an impact on Vermont’s economic landscape,” said Markowitz. “We know that it is not easy to endure in an ever-changing economy and that those who have succeeded for 100 years or more have exhibited an extraordinary ability to remain flexible, entrepreneurial and to change with the times.”
Honorees for 2009 are:
Bryant Grinder – Springfield – est. 1909
Panton General Store – Panton – est. 1908
Lake Morey Resort – Fairlee – est. 1905
Burlington Drug Company - Milton – est. 1891
JW & DE Ryan – Vergennes – est. 1887
Northfield News – Northfield – est. 1878
Trow and Holden – Barre – est. 1860
Goodrich’s Sugarhouse – Cabot – est. 1835
Molly Brook Farm – West Danville – est. 1835
Reed Supply Co – St. Johnsbury – est. 1828
Jericho Center Country Store – Jericho – est. 1807
For more information about the Centennial Business Awards, visit the Secretary of State’s webpage at http://www.sec.state.vt.us/centennial_business.html