Come join the first Business Leadership Network event to learn how local and national businesses use successful strategies to employ people with disabilities. Events will include a networking breakfast, keynote speaker, Q&A session and group discussions.
PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT/PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION
John Davis & Associates, CPAs, PLC is pleased to announce Bret L. Hodgdon has been awarded the professional license of Certified Public Accountant. The CPA license is earned through education, examination, and completion of two years of practical public accounting experience. Mr. Hodgdon is a 1998 graduate of Lyndon State College with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Business Administration.
The Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has named two individuals
to senior positions with the public nonprofit agency. Scott Giles of
Arlington, Va., has been appointed vice president of Policy, Research and
Planning, effective July 1. Paul Stutzman, most recently of Longmont, Co.,
has joined VSAC as director of Financial Aid Delivery and Operations.
Giles is currently deputy chief of staff with the Committee on Science in
the U.S. House of Representatives. He served on the staff of the Senate
Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions while it was under the
chairmanship of Sen. James Jeffords, I-Vt. Giles also has experience as a
public affairs consultant serving clients in the fields of higher
education, health care and science. In his new position, Giles will
oversee the Research, Federal Affairs and Public Affairs departments at
Rick John, Principal Broker/Owner, R. JOHN & CO. Real Estate announced that Suzanne King has joined the firm as a REALTOR Associate and will concentrate on residential properties in Windham County, VT and later plans to get her NH license as well.
Suzanne has been in the mental health field for many years and most recently was Community Director with the March of Dimes in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls & Springfield Area. Suzanne lives in Vernon VT with her husband and two children. Rick John also has been hired as an instructor with Around VT & NH, a real estate education company in MT Holly, VT and is teaching the pre-licensing course in SVT & SNH.
John is currently serving as President –elect of VREIN in Williston,VT. VREIN is the organization that operates the MLS function for most of the REALTORS in VT. Mr. John has been a Director at VREIN for the past two years.
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce presents the 2003 Vermont Business and Industry Exposition (EXPO) on May 21 and 22 at the Burlington Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. With over 20 seminars, nearly 200 booths, and 3,000 attendees, EXPO 2003 is proud to be the largest business trade show in northern New England.
This year the EXPO theme is “Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Excellence: Survive and Thrive in the Vermont Economy.” Curtis Picard, EXPO Director, stated, “EXPO is built around keeping Vermont competitive in a rapidly changing global economy. Do businesses have the tools to compete and raise the bar for excellence? How do we keep our companies fresh and our ideas on the cutting edge?” From the sole proprietor to the larger ventures, Vermont has long planted the seeds of future growth with our entrepreneurs. The new EXPO seminar lineup reflects these themes and more.
Starting this September, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine will offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Resort Management. In the two-year, full-time program, students will complete courses at Saint Joseph’s College in Maine, and, during the winter ski season, at Killington Resort in Vermont.
“This degree will prepare students to provide leadership in resort business organizations – not simply provide administrative oversight,” said Dr. Gregory Gull, Director of Business Administration Programs for the Division of Graduate & Professional Studies.
Mad River Snow, Inc an affiliate of Mad
River Lifts, has joined forces with Maurer Construction, Ltd of
Penticton, British Columbia to provide design/build services for log, post
and beam, and timber frame structures to mountain resorts throughout North
America. The new venture is offering turnkey construction services,
including design, construction, general contracting, site work, and finish
work. The announcement was made jointly by Jeff Robinson, Principal
of Mad River Snow and Fred Maurer, President of Maurer Construction.
Maurer will design, fabricate, transport, and construct base lodges,
ancillary buildings (like ski school and rental shops), condominiums and
single-family homes of all sizes. The quality log, post and beam, and
timber frame resort structures are designed with the aesthetic and
functional requirements that are unique to mountain resorts. The log
May 10 - 18, 2003 is the 20th Annual National Tourism
Week. Tourism contributes approximately $4.2 billion and 35,000 jobs to
the Vermont economy annually. Tourism supports and promotes such diverse
elements within Vermont as agriculture, outdoor recreation, natural
heritage, cultural heritage and Vermont-made products.
Vermont has long held a reputation for the finest in products and life
experiences. Sharing our way of life through tourism enhances Vermont's
image as a great place to visit. This awareness, accomplished through
effective marketing, keeps Vermont a top global destination.
National Tourism Week was developed to acknowledge the economic benefits
that tourism brings to the United States and to educate the public about
the tourism opportunities that are available locally. In a spot to be
broadcast on Vermont's radio and television stations, Vermont's Governor
Every year, 450 babies arrive at the Children's Hospital at
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD) for state-of-the-art care.
Irving Oil and CHaD are pleased to announce that their first ever
"Mork the Stork" fundraising partnership has raised $90,000 for infants in
Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
The funds, donated by Mainway customers and Irving Oil, will support
neonatal intensive care units and neonatal care facilities in the Pine
Tree and Granite states.
As part of Irving Oil's "Mork the Stork" Campaign, customers donated $1
for a feather to help cover up "Mork the Stork," a giant stork without
wings. Feathers were affixed to "Mork the Stork" displays at more than
120 Mainway and Big Stop locations over a period of five weeks. With each
feather, "Mork the Stork" was able to fly higher and higher, exceeding
fundraising goals set by Irving and CHaD.
Saint Michael's College received a grant for $116,640 from the Davis
Educational Foundation on May 5 for a program focused on helping integrate
new faculty into teaching in a liberal arts college, President Marc
The grant will support a New Instructors Program, which will include a
series of one-hour seminars addressing student learning styles, classroom
management, effective pedagogy and understanding of the Saint Michael's
Liberal Studies requirement. It will also support a program linking a
faculty-teaching mentor with each new faculty member to help him or her
develop an effective teaching style.
"What's exciting is that this grant allows the college to work with
incoming faculty members as they make the complicated transition from
graduate programs at large universities to teaching at an undergraduate
Sugarbush Resort has announced that it has retained two firms to assist in the development and management of the soon-to-be constructed Lodge at Lincoln Peak.
Boston-based Leggat McCall Properties will assume management responsibilities for the financing, design, construction, and legal aspects of the development of the new Lodge. With more than 35 years of experience, the firm has a vast list of commercial and mix-use properties to their name totaling more than $1.5 billion in value.
Pomerleau Real Estate is pleased to announce that Ed Helmer has joined their Commercial Real Estate Division.
Helmer is a native Vermonter currently living in Colchester. In 2002, Ed graduated from Phillips-Exeter Academy and in 2002, graduated from Bates College as an English major. His current focus is on getting his real estate license and becoming a member of the Burlington community.