• Roundtable elects officers, directors
    January 14,2013
     

    SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Vermont Business Roundtable elected new board members and officers, including the first female head of the board of directors, at its 26th annual membership meeting held recently at Topnotch Resort & Spa in Stowe.

    The officers include:

    Chairwoman: Mary G. Powell, CEO, Green Mountain Power Corp.

    Vice chairman: Winthrop H. Smith, Jr., president, Sugarbush Resort.

    Secretary: Robert E. Simpson, Jr., president, Brattleboro Retreat.

    Treasurer: G. Kenneth Perine, president, National Bank of Middlebury.

    New members of the board include:

    Renee Bourget-Place, managing partner, KPMG.

    Christopher Dutton, president, VELCO.

    Pierre LeBlanc, president, Engelberth Construction.

    Leslee MacKenzie, owner, Coldwell Banker H&B Realty.

    Paul Millman, president, Chroma Technology Corp.

    Nicole Ravlin, partner, PMG Public Relations.

    Michael Seaver, state president, People’s United Bank.

    The Vermont Business Roundtable is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of leaders of Vermont private and nonprofit employers, accounting for more than 10 percent of the state’s workforce.

    The group is committed to sustaining a sound economy and preserving Vermont’s unique quality of life by studying and making recommendations on statewide public policy issues.



    Tax filing season

    delayed to Jan. 30

    Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act, the Internal Revenue Service will open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30.

    The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on that date after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems. This will reflect the bulk of the late tax law changes enacted Jan. 2. The announcement means that most tax filers — more than 120 million households — should be able to start filing tax returns starting Jan. 30.

    The IRS estimates that remaining households will be able to start filing in late February or March because of the need for more extensive form and processing systems changes.

    This group includes people claiming residential energy credits, depreciation of property or general business credits. Most of those in this group file more complex tax returns and typically file closer to the April 15 deadline or obtain an extension.



    Vt. man’s ‘Floyd’

    adds new station

    SHELBURNE — “Floydian Slip,” a weekly Pink Floyd show produced by Craig Bailey of Shelburne, will air on KPAK 97.5 FM in Kiowa, Kan., on Jan. 16.

    The station is a 50,000-watt classic rock station serving southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma.

    KPAK is the latest to join the show’s Random Precision Radio Network, created by Bailey in 2009, when he began syndicating the show from his home studio. “Floydian Slip” is currently heard 45 times a week on 36 stations in the U.S., Canada and overseas.

    Bailey aired his first episode of “Floydian Slip” in 1989 on Ithaca College’s 106-VIC in Ithaca, N.Y., when he was a television-radio major. He also produced it for Burlington’s short-lived WEXP 105.1 FM (Experience 105.1) in 1994, and for 13 years at WCPV 101.3 FM.

    In its 20 years, the show has earned mentions in, or served as a resource for, media around the world.

    For more information about the show, visit www.floydianslip.com.

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