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first_imgLAKE CHAMPLAIN REGIONAL CHAMBER, GBIC GO LIVE WITH “VOTE! 2004″Comprehensive survey of candidates is in-depth Election Day referencepieceBURLINGTON – The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and GBIChave gone live on the Web with “VOTE! 2004,” which contains the results ofa survey of candidates running for state offices in the November 2 GeneralElection. Results are available at www.lcrccsurvey.org/candidates(link is external).Those surveyed include candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor aswell as candidates for State Senator and State Representative fromChittenden County. With a new and exciting theme and Web-based access,the results are intended to help the business community learn more aboutcandidates and encourage and remind them to vote on Election Day.The Chamber and GBIC “VOTE! 2004” report contains two parts. The first isa biographical section provided by each candidate who responded, as wellas a list of each candidate’s top three legislative priorities. Thesecond part consists of PDF documents as pull-out grids containing allcandidates’ names and, from those who responded, answers to a series ofmultiple choice questions relating to eight broad public policy areas.According to A. Wayne Roberts, Chamber President, “As a leading businessorganization, we strive to provide information on the candidates toencourage more discussion about legislative issues and greaterparticipation in the political process.””VOTE! 2004 includes responses on a wide variety of public policy issuesand should assist voters in making decisions at the polls on November 2,”added GBIC President Frank Cioffi.Both Cioffi and Roberts are pleased with the universally accessible,Web-based format that the piece has taken on this year.The Chamber and GBIC produce “VOTE! 2004” as a benefit to the entireregion. The report is not intended to advocate expressly or implicitly for thesuccess or defeat of any particular candidate or party. Candidates, themedia and other organizations are encouraged to link to the site orpublish portions of the report in print or on the Web at no charge. Toobtain permission to do such or for questions, contact Mary Sprayregen,Chamber/GBIC Director of Government Affairs at 802-863-3489 ext. 210 ormary@vermont.org(link sends e-mail).The LCRCC is a nonprofit organization that provides socially responsibleleadership to enhance the economic environment of the Lake ChamplainRegion and Vermont. GBIC is a private nonprofit economic developmentcorporation that serves as a catalyst for industrial and economic growthin Chittenden County.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — The 2019 Thunder Bay International Film Festival begins Wednesday night on the road at Alcona High School.Tuesday means one last day of previews for local students in the area. Students at Alpena High School got the chance to have a sneak peek of some of the movies coming to the 7th annual film fest. A discussion took place after viewing a few of the selections.“It made me really think about our actions and what I can do to help prevent these things from continuing,” said Freshman Emma Allen.Students, volunteers, and festival coordinators talked about environmental issues facing our Oceans and Great Lakes. The freshmen that attended the afternoon session had a few favorite films. They also took away some important messages that the films portrayed.“It’s interesting to see how sharks are treated, and how they can be treated better,” said Freshman Ande Fischer. “They are not just these vicious animals that we see, they are actually are beautiful creatures, and they have a life too.”“There were a couple standouts that really made you think about what we do to ecosystems and how it effects other species,” said Freshman Sawyer Haugerude.This was the last round of previews for the film fest. Over 1,000 students got a first look thanks to the Friends of Thunder Bay, volunteers from Huron Pines Americorp, and volunteers from the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Intiative.The film fest kicks off Wednesday in Alcona. Thursday, the film fest travels up to Rogers City then back to Alpena on Friday through Sunday.More information on films and tickets for the festival can be found at www.thunderbayfriends.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 2019 Thunder Bay International Film Festival, Alcona High School, alpena, Alpena High School, Film Fest, First Federal/mBank Community Foundation, friends of thunder bay national marine sanctuary, Huron Pines AmeriCorp, Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship InitiativeContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan Air National Guard officials seeking community leaders input in airspace proposalNext Alpena City Council approves 1-percent administration fee on tax billslast_img read more