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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CUAid: Philosophy in action

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I started my day as normal. Within a few hours, I received a call that the neighborhood near me was getting flood water. I had to go see for myself and it was devastating.My son came by with his boat and we headed out to go help others. When I returned home, I found that water was in my own neighborhood. We started lifting furniture and putting things up high. Water had already started entering my home within minutes. Shutting my front door to leave was the biggest impact I have ever experienced.As I left my house, tears began to flow. I had just helped save people in our boat and gave them comfort. Now, I was experiencing it first-hand. This was the beginning of my worst nightmare.Questions ran through my head…..”How do I rebuild? Where do I stay? Who will help me?” Millions of other questions. Yes, I was one of the lucky ones who had flood insurance two months prior to the flood, but it took quite some time to get the funds.Within days of the flood, I received a text from our CEO that the National Credit Union Foundation and Louisiana Credit Union Foundation CUAid/disaster relief was offering assistance to credit union employees impacted by the flood. continue reading »last_img read more

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Air Canada introduces direct flights Zagreb – Toronto

first_imgYear-round direct flights of Air Canada on the route Toronto – Buenos Aires start on May 2, 2018, and seasonal flights on the route Montreal – Lima from December become year-roundAirline company Air Canada today announced a list of direct flights departing next summer from Toronto and Montreal, including three new destinations in its global network – Zagreb, Porto and Bucharest and the new route between Montreal and Lisbon. At the same time, Air Canada’s year-round Air Canada Rouge service between Montreal and Casablanca will be taken over by Air Canada.Air Canada also runs regular direct flights from Buenos Aires to Toronto, which currently have a transfer in Santiago. Air Canada will continue to connect Santiago and Toronto with direct flights. Flights from Montreal to Lima will take place throughout the year. “Today’s announcement strengthens Air Canada’s position as a leading global airline. Thanks to these new flights, Air Canada has become the only North American airline to offer flights to Romania, and we offer the most frequent flights from Canada to Croatia and Portugal, with the largest number of seats in total, ” said Benjamin Smith, President of Passenger Transportation at Air Canada.Air Canada has already announced several new direct international flights for the summer of 2018, starting in June. Among them are the routes Vancouver – Paris, Vancouver – Zurich, Toronto – Shannon, Montreal – Tokyo – Narita and Montreal – Dublin. Also, the new Vancouver – Melbourne route, which starts in December 2017, will no longer be just seasonal, but year-round, starting in June 2018.last_img read more

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Former JFF physical trainer Andre Waugh takes up CONCACAF post

first_imgAndre Waugh Former Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) physical trainer and University of Technology (UTECH) lecturer, Andre Waugh, has taken up a new role as Caribbean Development Manager for CONCACAF.The former Portmore United Technical Director resigned from his JFF and UTECH posts to take up the offer. Waugh expressed the desire to help uplift the general standard of football in the region and believes his experience from both of his former jobs will serve him well in his new capacity.“I really want to make a mark. Money is rewarding but I want to lay in my bed at night and feel I have made a contribution and a mark,” he told The Gleaner.“It has always been my desire to serve at the highest level, so this opportunity from CONCACAF will allow me to pretty much put what I have been doing in both organisations, JFF and UTech, together and try to give back on a wider scale,” he added.As Caribbean Development Manager, Waugh will coordinate and supervise development activities specific to the Caribbean through CONCACAF. This includes coaching education programmes, women’s football, liaising with different technical directors of the region, and assisting with development programmes.last_img read more

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