Vermont Governor Shumlin speech on Irene recovery

first_imgAt the 5x5x5 Growth awards on September 15, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin took the occasion to not only acknowledge the Vermont companies being recognized for their five-year growth, but in the midst of Tropical Storm Irene recovery, he talked about the spirit of Vermonters that has led to such a fast recovery from the devestation left by the August 28th storm.Irene photos contained in the video were taken by Steve Costello of CVPS, and VBM reporters Ed Barna, Robert Smith and Joyce Marcel. The video was shot by Nick Rivers.Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank celebrated  the achievements of the five fastest growing businesses in five categories over the last five years in Vermont at the DoubleTree in South Burlington. The 25 extraordinary companies are listed below. AllEarth Renewables had the distinction of being the fastest overall company with 5,250 percent growth over five years.The keynote Speaker was Janette Bombardier, site director of IBM in Essex Junction, who spoke on the constant need to innovate. She talked about how IBM, celebrating its centennial, has always sought to innovate in order to thrive. From the DRAM computer chips, made in Vermont, which forever changed the computer memory industry around the world, to the now-common bar code that revolutionized the retail industry.Also speaking was Martha Maksym of the United Way of Chittenden County and Governor Shumlin, who was able to break away from his schedule to congratulate the winners and to offer remarks on how the Vermont spirit has led to a speedy recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. Photos: Janette Bombardier and Bob Zider. Governor Shumlin. Category winners below. Photos by Nino Abbott.  2011 5x5x5 Award RecipientsConstructionReArch Company, LLC | 429%TFM Construction | 151%Denis White Interior Contractors, Inc | 88%Spates Construction, Inc | 73%Naylor & Breen Builders, Inc | 33% EnergyAll Earth Renewables | 5,250%Global Resource Options, Inc | 374%Vermont Electric Power Company | 257%NRG Systems Inc. | 109%Washington Electric Cooperative | 36%ManufacturingGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc | 740%North Hartland Tool Corp | 600%MicroStrain, Inc | 198%King Arthur Flour Company | 84%Harbour Industries  Inc  | 60%ServiceChoice Stategies | 410%VHB | 250%TPW Management LLC |213%The RehabGYM Inc | 210%Dore & Whittier Architects | | 1,188%ASIC North Inc | 330%Logic Supply Inc | 156%BioTek Instruments | 107%Control Technologies Inc | 81%last_img