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Internet Contest Announced


BARTON: A contest to encourage Northeast Kingdom entrepreneurs and business owners to use the Internet was launched here Thursday, November 5, about two years before the state expects to see broadband availability across Vermont. Paul Costello, executive director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), said his organization and the Small Business Development Center are sponsoring the contest because many potential users of the Internet have yet to incorporate the web into their plans.

The contest announcement took place at the headquarters of Radiant Floor Company, a business that Mr. Costello said “epitomizes a lot of what we want to see in Vermont.”

...The Internet Biz contest, which calls on entrants to outline how they would use the Internet to expand a current business or start a new one, is open to for-profit businesses located in Orleans, Essex and Caledonia counties, he said.