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December 11, 2009

Is Your Business A Century Old?

Program Honors Vermont's Centennial Businesses

Montpelier. What do the Northfield Savings Bank, Johnson Woolen Mills, and the National Life Group all have in common? All three were recipients of the Vermont Centennial Business Award. This program is a joint project of the Secretary of State’s office, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and the Vermont Business Magazine and honors businesses that have operated in Vermont for at least 100 years.

Secretary Markowitz said, “We are currently seeking nominations for the 2010 ceremony. Any business that has been in operation in Vermont for 100 years or more can participate by filling out an application 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 100 years.”

Deadline for applications is Friday, January 15, 2010. For more information about the awards program and to obtain an application, contact Ginny Colbert at 802-828-2148 or or visit the Vermont Centennial Business Awards webpage at:

Source: Secretary of State
Last Updated at: December 11, 2009 08:37:18