Sixth Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference Announced

first_imgThe Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) has announced the date and location of its Sixth Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference. The event will take place on Friday, June 6th, 2008, at Champlain College in Burlington. Registration information is available at www.veoc.org(link is external).Attendees will learn about the unique benefits and challenges of employee ownership at this full-day conference packed with 14 workshops. The event is geared towards members of employee-owned companies; business owners and managers considering employee ownership; bankers, accountants, attorneys, and financial planners; government officials and staff members; economic development professionals; and anyone interested in employee participation or sustainable business models.This years keynote speaker is Veda Ferlazzo Clark, president and CEO of Litecontrol Corporation, a 100% employee-owned company. Ms. Clark will talk about the rights and responsibilities of employee ownership and how companies can decide what employee ownership means for them. The workshops will be led by experts in business management, finance, and law. As in past conferences, many of the speakers hail from Vermont-based employee-owned companies, including Gardeners Supply, King Arthur Flour, Pizzagalli Construction, and Carris Reels. This year will also include several notable speakers from outside Vermont, including Rodney North of Equal Exchange, Mary Josephs of Bank of America, Peter Paquette of Claremont Flock Corp., and Veda Ferlazzo Clark of Litecontrol Corp.About VEOCThe Vermont Employee Ownership Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering employee ownership. The groups goals are to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain local ownership of businesses and the jobs they support, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities. VEOC works directly with owners interested in selling their business to their employees, employee groups interested in purchasing a business, and entrepreneurs who wish to start a company with broadly-shared ownership. For more information, visit www.veoc.org(link is external).last_img read more

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Broome County tourism agency says there’s still plenty to do this summer

first_imgVisit Binghamton, the county tourism agency, is currently promoting all of the socially distanced activities you can do outdoors. “Agrotourism, farm fresh, farmers markets so that’s a valuable thing; Golf packages, restaurants, oh my god restaurants and our craft beverage scene, so we really do promote everything,” says Judi Hess, Director of Visit Binghamton. Without the ability to promote large scale events like the DICK’s Sporting Goods Open (DSGO), local tourism agencies are increasingly focusing on promoting what’s possible to do, right here in your backyard. Recreational activities that can be done while socially distanced reopened across New York Friday, an optimistic sign for this summer’s chances. Every summer, thousands of people travel to Broome County for large events like the DSGO and Spiedie Fest, but with events canceled or postponed, the county has gotten creative.center_img There is hope locally that because the Southern Tier is reopening sooner than other parts of New York, tourists will still come and visit and take advantage of everything the area has to offer. Besides the natural beauty of the area, Visit Binghamton says with the Southern Tier reopening, a lot more opportunities will be presented. (WBNG) — With summer just around the corner, there’s plenty of hope here in the Southern Tier; not just hope for good weather, but for the chance to explore everything our area has to offer.last_img read more

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Kelly will make city prosperous and green

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion This November we choose a new mayor, and I’ll be voting for Meg Kelly. Her priorities, her vision for the city, and her commitment to making real progress on our most pressing issues have sealed my vote. As I listen to her speak and read her platform, it’s clear to me that she has thought deeply about real policy solutions to issues that matter most to Saratoga Springs residents.On the question of open spaces, she plans to build trails and bike paths that will draw tourists and revenue for local businesses, even as the city preserves our open spaces. On the question of housing, she understands that we need creative solutions and new partnerships to address affordability.On downtown development, she knows that we must be more than a city of parking garages, and champions smart planning for mixed-use developments that make our city walkable, functional and prosperous.Saratoga Springs is my home, and my future is here. This November, I’ll be voting for the candidate whose vision of that future is prosperous, inclusive and green. Vote with me, and let’s build the future together.Eddy AbrahamSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%last_img read more

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Edu approves Arsenal’s deal for Thomas Partey

first_imgAdvertisement Edu is keen on the move (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)Arteta can only spend money raised from sales this summer or bring in loan deals. Partey has a release clause of £43million but the Gunners are hoping to land him for less than that. They will still, however, need to sell assets in order to sign him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are still hoping to extend Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s stay, while they think it will be impossible to shift Mesut Ozil this summer. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to make a loan move to Roma permanent, which will free up some space on the wage bill but another sale is likely to be required to raise the required transfer fee. Would Thomas Partey be a good signing for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 Jul 2020 7:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.4kShares Partey is set for a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta’s hopes of landing Thomas Partey have been given a further boost after the deal was given the green light by Arsenal’s technical director Edu. Partey has emerged as the club’s top summer target, with the Atletico Madrid midfielder keen on a move to the Emirates. Arsenal are confident they will wrap up a deal for the 27-year-old and Arteta views him as a key arrival. Head of international recruitment Francis Cagigao, who brought in Gabriel Martinelli, was the man who initially identified Partey as a key signing, according to the Daily Mail, and the move has now been approved by both Arteta and Edu.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFinancing the deal may prove difficult, however. Funds will need to be raised to sign the Ghanaian, with Matteo Guendouzi, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira all facing the exit door in order for Arteta to get his man. Comment Edu approves Arsenal’s deal for Thomas Partey Advertisementlast_img read more

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Best kitchens for happy holidays

first_img MORE: Disco is back, baby! 34 Mareeba Road, Ashgrove.We’ve found three on the market that will perform above and beyond, starting at 34 Mareeba Rd, Ashgrove, in Brisbane’s west, where former Queensland MasterChef contestant Sandra Moreno is selling her renovated home with a kitchen the size of a three-bay garage.The kitchen has two 6m-long marble island benches with integrated bar fridges at the end of each, an integrated dishwasher and steam oven, and is supported by a fully equipped scullery and a cold storage room.Tyson Clarke of Queensland Sotheby’s International is selling the six-bedroom house – which also has a nine-seater cinema, indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna, hot tub and ice bath – by expressions of interest. Real estate gold sold $750,000 over reserve This renovator is hotter than Pat Rafter’s house 58 Watson St, Newmarket.Three gourmet kitchens feature in the five-level residence at 58 Watson St, Newmarket, in Brisbane’s inner north, with two self-contained apartments on level two and the main kitchen on level four.This deluxe kitchen is a statement in marble, onyx and granite with an island breakfast bar, European appliances, gas cook top, integrated steamer, dishwasher and double door fridge/freezer.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoListing agent, Jordan Cleland of Clark Real Estate said there’s even room in this eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom residence to convert the bar into a fourth kitchen. The secret to happy holidays is a giant kitchen to churn out enough food for all the troops.With Thanksgiving upon us and less than a month to Christmas, catering for a crowd can be a whole lot easier with a gourmet kitchen. Countries around the world have been giving thanks for the harvest for centuries and on the last Thursday in November every year, it’s America’s turn.US expats living in Australia (and plenty of Aussies getting a jump start on Christmas) will be giving their kitchens a workout. 282 Monaro Rd, Mudgeeraba.Supported by a central pillar in the middle of a communal pavilion with a 6m cathedral ceiling is the kitchen of 282 Monaro Rd, Mudgeeraba in the Gold Coast hinterland.The engineered stone benchtops, Blum fittings, Pitt gas cooktop and Miele electric oven are standing by to help prepare a succulent Thanksgiving feast.Karen McDonald of Gold Coast Property Sales is inviting offers over $1.6 million for this six-bedroom homestead on 3.76ha. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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Penge pipped in playoff for Irish Boys title

first_img England’s Marco Penge was beaten in a three-hole playoff for the Irish Boys Open Championship at Lisburn, Northern Ireland, but had the consolation of winning the under 16 title. The 15 year old from Sussex carded a closing 69 to finish tied on 282 with County Waterford’s Robin Dawson, who shot 74, after 72 holes. Dawson, two strokes clear playing the par three 18th, would have won in regular time but for three-putting from ten feet for a double bogey. However, in the playoff, Dawson holed from 15 feet for birdie at the first extra hole, the 16th, before both parred the 17th. Returning to the 18th, both found the green with their tee shots, then Penge’s 25 foot putt for birdie cruelly lipped out, leaving Dawson two putts from ten feet for victory which he duly took. Jack Singh Brar from Hampshire finished third a shot out of the playoff after a closing 73 but won the under 17 championship, while Jake Storey from Northumberland finished 15th on 297 after a closing 73. Leading final scores: 282 R Dawson (Faithlegg) 67 69 72 74, M Penge (Worthing) 69 72 72 69 (Dawson won three-hole playoff) 283 J Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor) 70 68 72 73 286 R Lester (Hermitage) 73 71 70 72, A Wilson (Portmarnock) 72 68 75 71 1 Jul 2013 Penge pipped in playoff for Irish Boys title last_img read more

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