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Help us help the hungry

Bring a non-perishable food good to the Nov. 18 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference, and drop it off at the registration desk.

All donations will benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, the largest food shelf in Vermont, serving more than 10,000 people a year.

Conference speaker spotlight: Michael McNamara

This is the latest of several quick bios we'll blog of speakers scheduled to appear at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference, Nov. 18 in South Burlington.

Read about other speakers scheduled to present at the event and register to attend at the conference Web site.

CRS holds first Web site focus group

Yesterday, the Center for Rural Studies (CRS) at the University of Vermont held its first focus group to help improve the Vermont Housing Data Web site.

Seven participants joined a handful of group facilitators in exploring and discussing the site during a 90-minute session.

Conference speaker spotlight: Robert Appel

This is the latest of several quick bios we'll blog of speakers scheduled to appear at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference, Nov. 18 in South Burlington.

Read about other speakers scheduled to present at the event and register to attend at the conference Web site.

Early-bird conference registration closing today

Today is your last chance to register for the 2008 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference for the early-bird registration fee of just $40.

The fee goes up to $50 at close-of-business today — still a bargain, considering you'll get:

300 registered for conference

Did we say registrations for the Nov. 18 Vermont Statewide Housing Conference hit 200? Make that 300, as of this morning.

There's scant little time left to register under the $40 early-bird deal. That offer expires at 6 p.m. Friday, and the fee goes to $50.

Just another reason to register online now.

Conference speaker spotlight: Catherine Dimitruk

This is the latest of several quick bios we'll blog of speakers scheduled to appear at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference, Nov. 18 in South Burlington.

Read about other speakers scheduled to present at the event and register to attend at the conference Web site.

Health Awareness Day winners

Last Thursday VHFA held its annual Health Awareness Day, an opportunity for staff members to take part in a variety of health and wellness activities.

Our grand prize winner, for registering for and attending two sessions, was Loan Servicing Specialist Carolynn Mossey. Carolynn won a gift certificate to Healthy Living Natural Foods in South Burlington.

VHFA hosts Health Awareness Day

stuart offerVHFA is hosting its annual Health Awareness Day today.

The day-long event is a chance for employees to participate in health screenings and workshops, visit with a variety of health-related vendors, and enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch.

Pictured: Stuart Offer, wellness educator with the Greater Burlington YMCA, presents a healthy cooking class.

Two more reasons planners should attend conference

We received word this afternoon that two more of our housing conference workshops have been approved for continuing education credit by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

"Planning/Zoning: Getting Communities Housing-Ready" and "Green Building" join the four previously announced workshops in offering planners 1.25 hours of AICP credit each.

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