Danforth Pewter Named Addison County’s Business of the Year

first_imgDanforth Pewter Named Addison County’s Business of the YearMiddlebury, Vermont – October 6, 2008 – The Addison County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Danforth Pewter was the recipient of its Business of the Year award which was presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting last month. Recipients for the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year, Community Achievement and President’s Awards were also named at the function held in Middlebury’s newly renovated Town Hall Theater.The Business of the Year award is given to a business located in Addison County that has shown a significant improvement in the development of their business, positively impacting the economy on a local, regional or international level. According to Andy Mayer, Chamber President, “Danforth Pewter, and its owners Fred and Judi Danforth, have been active in serving the Addison County community by expanding their business through the years, and they have created an environment that their employees love being a part of. Danforth Pewter has donated time in the community and contributed to many events. Additionally, Fred and Judi encourage their employees to donate time back to the community.””Danforth has been making pewter in Addison County since 1978. We love this community and we’re proud to be able to contribute in a variety of ways to its vitality,” said Judi Danforth.Danforth Pewter has opened three stores in the past three years throughout Vermont, and in 2006 celebrated the opening of a destination store in Middlebury called the Workshop & Store where visitors can view the pewter making process. Danforth Pewter is both an attraction and a destination that brings people from all over the world. Their numerous areas of involvement in the community include being an integral part of the Exchange Street Group along with being members of the Better Middlebury Partnership, Middlebury Area Artisans Group and Arts Connect. Judi and Fred have both been on the Board of the Frog Hollow State Craft Center and are currently on the United Way’s Robert Frost Society board.In addition to the Business of the Year award, the Addison County Chamber of Commerce presented its Citizen of the Year award to Doug Anderson, executive director of the Town Hall Theater; the Community Achievement Award was awarded to Porter Medical Center; and the President’s Award, given to an individual or business who has donated time and effort for the continuing benefit of the Chamber, was given to Darcy Tarte of Chittenden Bank.About Addison County Chamber of CommerceThe Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interest, working together to promote commercial business in Addison County. The Chamber can be found on the Web at is external).###Photo caption: ACCOC Business of the Year banner is presented to Danforth Pewter. From L to R: Ted Shambo, membership director; Fred and Judi Danforth, owners; Andy Mayer, chamber president. Danforth Pewter employees look on in the background.last_img read more

Agriculture Agency initiates meat processing capacity expansion program

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) is now accepting applications for the new Meat Processing Capacity Expansion Grant Program. This program was created by the Vermont Legislature to provide matching grants for capital investments that will result in increased capacity at meat and poultry slaughter and processing facilities in Vermont. The goals of the Program are to support meat and poultry processors and producers, create jobs, and enhance Vermont’s livestock industry. In order to qualify for funding consideration a business must: be primarily involved in the processing of meat or poultry products; be providing services to more than five farm businesses; be located (preferably headquartered) in Vermont; and be licensed for either commercial or custom use. To be eligible for funding, the participant must be in good standing with the Agency of Agriculture regarding regulatory requirements and resulting penalties. A total of $50,000 is available. The eligible use of this funding is capital improvements including but not limited to construction costs, materials and equipment, and wastewater system improvements. Applications are due on Monday, August 22 at 5pm.  Please contact Chelsea Bardot Lewis, Agricultural Development Coordinator, at 802-828-3360 or sends e-mail) for the full application packet or more information.last_img read more

The ever-changing role of a member service representative

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The digital banking revolution has begun, and Member Service Representatives may feel like a casualty of war. It’s tempting to think that there’s no longer a need for Member Service Representatives. After all, questions can be answered easily online or using a chat window, transactions performed with just a few clicks, and information about products is readily available. But consider this: Who is responding to your member in that chat window? Who will assist your member when a transaction goes awry (heaven forbid fraud!), or if they have specific questions about which loan product might be best for them? Answer: A much needed Member Services Representative.According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, jobs in the field of customer service, including MSRs, will grow by 10% by 2024. That growth is faster than the average for all occupations, putting an additional 252,900 jobs on the market. So the need for quality Member Services Representatives is still very much there.However, the role has expanded considerably from what it once was. Let’s take a look at the responsibilities of an MSR and their evolving descriptions: continue reading »last_img read more

Shenton facing chop

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Champions League, Europa last-16 second legs to be played at home venues

first_imgThe Champions League ties still to be completed are Manchester City v Real Madrid, Bayern Munich v Chelsea, Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais and Barcelona v Napoli. The matches are due to be played on Aug 7-8.City lead Real 2-1, Bayern are 3-0 up against Chelsea, Juve trail Lyon 1-0 while Barca and Napoli are level at 1-1.UEFA said the decision on the fixture arrangements was “consistent with the principle of sporting fairness” and took into account the fact that all four home teams are currently playing domestic matches in their own stadiums.However, UEFA added that it would monitor the situation and move matches to Portugal if “new events occur that would make it impossible to play one or more matches at the original venues.”The final stages of the Champions League, from the quarter-finals onwards, will be played as a mini-tournament in Portugal and the Europa League in Germany, with the draws to be made on Friday. All those matches will be over one leg.UEFA confirmed that the two Europa League ties where the first leg did not take place — Inter Milan v Getafe and Sevilla v AS Roma — would be played over a single leg in Germany.UEFA said it would be mandatory for all participating teams to follow its health protocol which sets out sanitary and hygiene-related procedures at all matches it organizes.Topics : The four Champions League round of 16 second-leg ties postponed because of COVID-19 in March will be played next month in the stadiums of the home teams providing travelling is possible without restrictions, UEFA said on Thursday.European soccer’s governing body added in a statement that the same arrangements would apply to the outstanding second-leg matches in the Europa League round of 16 ties.UEFA also said that all matches in European club competition would be played without spectators until further notice, a measure it described as prudent.last_img read more

Ian Wright disagrees with Mikel Arteta over Jamie Vardy and Eddie Nketiah red card claims

first_imgNketiah was sent off with 15 minutes remaining (Picture: Reuters)Arteta’s anger was palpable as three points would have kept their slim hopes of finishing in the top four alive.But, while Wright sympathises with Arteta’s anger, he disagrees that Vardy should have been sent off and says Arsenal only have themselves to blame for the draw. Asked about a possible sending-off for Vardy, Wright said: ‘That’s just purely accident that. You can see Jamie Vardy has just slipped. ‘He’s not trying to hit him in the face. That’s accidental.‘He [Arteta] can say whatever he likes about the sending off [for Nketiah] – it was a sending off- no matter what he says about his age and stuff.‘The fact is you look back at that game and you can say chances have been missed. Arsenal have to be more ruthless in that department. The creativity in the past has not been great and that’s why we’ve been so dependent on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Comment Advertisement Arteta on Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with LeicesterTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:39FullscreenArteta on Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Leicester is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Matteo Guendouzi refuses to apologise to Mikel Arteta after Arsenal first team training ban Wright believes Nketiah deserved to be sent off (Picture: DAZN)‘But tonight the way they played they deserved another couple of goals. That would have taken the sting out of Leicester. Arsenal may have been able to control the game a bit more and catch them again a couple of times but the longer it went on with a team like Leicester they’re going to think ‘We’re still in this’ and they did. ‘They came out the second half, they controlled it a lot better and the pressure was going to tell in the end.’ Mikel Arteta was furious that Mikel Arteta was not sent off (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright dismissed Mikel Arteta’s claim that Jamie Vardy should have been sent off in the Gunners’ draw against Leicester and instead put the Spaniard’s complaints down to his anger over his side’s inability to finish the game off. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave his side the lead in the first half and Arsenal had a number of opportunities to add to their advantage before Eddie Nketiah was sent off with 15 minutes to go.Nketiah had just entered the fray from the substitutes’ bench but his dismissal changed the tide of the game and Vardy scored with six minutes left on the clock to ensure the Foxes left the Emirates with a point.AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta was furious that his side gave away all three points and he hit out at the fact that Vardy stayed on the pitch in the first half while Nketiah was given his marching orders.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Vardy caught Musafi with a stray boot (Picture: DAZN)The England striker caught Shkodran Mustafi in the face with a stray boot and Arteta says Vardy should have seen red before Nketiah did.‘With the red card decision, he doesn’t see the player, he has to know he’s a young kid,’ said Arteta.‘It can be a red card but then Leicester has to play with 10 men after 42 minutes.’ Advertisement Ian Wright disagrees with Mikel Arteta over Jamie Vardy and Eddie Nketiah red card claims Sean KearnsWednesday 8 Jul 2020 12:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShareslast_img read more

Governor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Stops in Montgomery County

first_img Economy,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Completing a statewide tour to hear from workers and businesses, Governor Tom Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force met in Montgomery County today. The task force is hearing from workers, businesses, educators and workforce development experts about issues that are important to the middle class.“Through this task force, I want to hear from Pennsylvania’s middle class families about what they need and how we can work with businesses to create a skilled and talented workforce to support business expansion,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “These meetings will help us find strategies to close the skills gap and bring together workers, industry, educators and workforce development leaders to share information and offer solutions.”The governor appointed a diverse panel of four chairpersons to lead the task force:Gene Barr, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO;Rick Bloomingdale, AFL-CIO President;Dr. Sue Mukherjee, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Assistant Vice Chancellor;Susie Snelick, Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association Chairperson.Local job seekers and students joined the business, labor, education, and workforce development experts from the community for an open conversation at the meeting.The task force met in six regions across the state in recent weeks. It will present recommendations to the governor later this year.The Wolf administration is supporting the task force with representatives from the Departments of Community and Economic Development, Education, and Labor and Industry. Governor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Stops in Montgomery County SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img November 20, 2017last_img read more

Brisbane prestige property agent Matt Lancashire shares the industry’s worst best kept secret

first_imgRay White Qld real estate agent Matt Lancashire is a guest speaker at AREC 2017.Brisbane’s  high-end property market is such good value compared with southern capitals that buyers can pay three times less here for a similar home.Prestige property agent Matt Lancashire, of Ray White New Farm, has already sold $70 million worth of real estate this year, including Brisbane’s biggest ever residential sale of 1 Leopard St, Kangaroo Point, for $18.48 million.“Brisbane, in my opinion, is quite undervalued compared to Sydney and Melbourne,” he said.“What you get in New Farm, Newstead, Teneriffe, Ascot and Hamilton comparatively would be triple the price there.”Mr Lancashire is currently negotiating the sale of three separate properties with offers of more than $5 million.“I think that’s a really positive sign,” he said.“The fact interest rates are the lowest they’ve been historically is a major factor … and I think confidence in the market is at an all-time high at the moment.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoMr Lancashire will share his insights into the industry at the Australian Real Estate Conference 2017 on the Gold Coast this month.In his segment, The Road to Number 1 is the Worst Best Kept Secret, he will explain how to become an ‘attraction agent’.“An attraction agent is someone who has built a reputation for themselves for getting the job done and has people coming to them because they’re the real estate go-to person they want to deal with,” Mr Lancashire said.But million-dollar property sales don’t just fall into his lap.Last month, he made an average of 83 phone calls a day – and that’s just on his mobile.In his presentation to AREC 2017, he plans to explain the benefits of getting back to basics.“There’s one very simple process that will lead you to be No.1 – prospect, list, market, negotiate, sell,” he said.AREC is on at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on May 28 and 29. For details visit or call 1800 335 336.last_img read more

Woodside’s Pluto LNG plant ships 400th cargo

first_imgAustralian LNG player Woodside said its Pluto LNG plant in Western Australia shipped its 400th cargo onboard the Woodside Donaldson liquefied natural gas carrier. Teekay’s 165,000-cbm vessel operating under a 15-year charter deal with Woodside loaded its last cargo on April 19, AIS data provided by Vesselsvalue shows.Woodside added in its brief statement through its social media channels the 5 mtpa facility keeps producing at record production rates.During the first quarter of the year, Pluto LNG plant shipped a total of 18 cargoes.The Australian company, in its recent quarterly report, noted the facility is set for expansion following its completion of the ExxonMobil stake acquisition in the Scarborough gas field making it the operator and the majority interest holder.“We now operate both the Scarborough offshore gas resource and Pluto LNG onshore processing facility. It is our plan to accelerate the development of Scarborough through an expansion of Pluto LNG. Concept selections for both the offshore and onshore components of the project are targeted by the end of this year,” Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said in the report.The company has recently started the construction of a truck loading facility at the Pluto LNG plant and is eyeing development of LNG bunkering infrastructure for ocean-going vessels. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Vermaelen wants Wenger to stay

first_img But defender Vermaelen maintains Wenger, who joined the Gunners in 1996, is still the man to take the club forward and wants the Frenchman to extend his spell at the helm. “Everybody wants him to stay as long as he can,” he told the Daily Mirror. “He’s been incredible what he’s done for this club, and for the players as well. We would be really happy for him signing on for a few more years. “The spirit is unbelievable in the team. We’ve worked a lot on our team shape and everybody knows their role in the team, everybody’s working for each other and that’s because there is a great team spirit. That’s the great improvement for us this season. “It is just the hunger in the team. Of course it was there before but the spirit is great and you can see us fighting for each other really hard.” Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen is eager for manager Arsene Wenger to sign a new contract at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners boss, 64, has yet to sign the offer of a new contract extension past the end of the season, but having just completed 1,000 matches in charge is expected to stay on in north London. Arsenal have not won a trophy since 2005 but have enjoyed one of their most successful seasons in some time this term, making the semi-finals of the FA Cup and maintaining a push for the Barclays Premier League title, although those hopes look to have been ended by the 6-0 defeat to Chelsea 11 days ago. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more