Vermont Chamber seeks 2009 Citizen of the Year nominations

first_imgFor more than 40 yeas, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce has recognized an outstanding citizen with the prestigious Citizen of the Year award. Nomination materials will be collected through July 31, and a special selection committee will meet soon thereafter to select this year’s recipient.Nominees are judged on three criteria: This award is presented to a Vermonter who has made major contributions to the progress and betterment of the Green Mountain State; has been distinguished through outstanding service to his or her community and region; and in the judgment of the selection committee, typifies the true spirit of service and self-sacrifice in representing the finest ideals of Vermont citizenship.The 2009 Citizen of the Year will be honored with a special recognition dinner in the fall. The application includes a nomination form, a brief biographical sketch of the nominee, and supporting testimonials. A selection committee comprised of Vermont Chamber members and past award winners will select this year’s recipient.Last year’s Vermont Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year was Bobby Miller. Past winners include Kenley Squier (2007), R. Allen Paul (2006), U.S. Senator James Jeffords (2005) and Stephen Morse (2004).Contact Antonia Opitz, Director of Events with any questions or to receive a nomination form at aopitz@vtchamber.com(link sends e-mail) or call (802) 223-0603.  You may also fill out a nomination form online at: http://www.vtchamber.com/upload/photos/3182009_Nomination_Form.doc(link is external)The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2009.last_img read more

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Cayuga Medical center reopens ‘Kids Care After-Hours’ with COVID-19 precautions

first_imgStaff say the move will be a win-win for the center as well as children who experience non-emergency injuries or illnesses after normal business hours. “It pulls those patients out of the ED so they can focus on more critical patients and our parents don’t have to spend all day or all night waiting in the emergency room to be seen,” said Nicole Allsopp, Director of Maternal & Child Health at Cayuga Medical Center. Parents will be required to pre-register and have to wait in their car until a doctor is available to see them. They stress that if your child’s illness or injury is an emergency or you feel the wait time is becoming too long, you should bring them to the nearest emergency room. center_img ITHACA (WBNG) — Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca has announced that Monday they reopened ‘Kids Care After Hours’, their after hours pediatric care program. Kids Care hours are Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Parents can pre-register by calling (607) 274-4356 or by clicking here.last_img read more

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DEFY swim team registration begins Sept. 30

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA Dolphins’ swim team will hold its registration nights on Wednesday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 1, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Moore Community Center.Any child wishing to participate with the team must have a parent attend one of the registration nights and bring a deposit of $30.Tryouts for new swimmers are under way.For more information, contact coach Matt Montgomery at mmontgomery@defymca.org.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

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Knicks Gaming and Turtle Beach reveal NBA 2K League esports partnership

first_imgThis comes off the back of the NBA 2k League confirming a deal with Twitch, which sees Twitch as the exclusive streaming platform for the newly formed league. The league has also acquired both Dell and Intel as big-name sponsors for the inaugural season. Knicks Gaming has confirmed their partnership with Turtle Beach for the upcoming NBA 2k League.The deal will see Knicks Gaming use the audio brand at the teams gaming facility, while the two companies plan to produce a variety of content during the inaugural season.The inaugural season kicks off from May 1-5 with a tip-off tournament and runs through August 2018. The season will include up to 199 games; this includes weekly matches, three in-season tournaments, playoffs and the season finale.Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach had this to say on the partnership: “We’re thrilled to be an integral part of the Knicks Gaming organization during the founding year of the NBA 2K League.Our headsets deliver a distinct competitive advantage through pinpoint accurate audio and clear team chat. Having the Knicks Gaming players using Turtle Beach audio equipment to train with and then dominate in their games will be a joy to watch.”Kristin Bernert, General Manager, Knicks Gaming, added that: “Turtle Beach gaming peripherals are unmatched in their ability to provide a clear advantage for our players, which makes Turtle Beach the perfect partner for Knicks Gaming.”  Esports Insider says: Another big deal in the NBA 2K League sees the league become a real big hitter in esports. This just the latest in a string of big sponsor pickups for teams will certainly put the league on a solid foundation for success.last_img read more

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