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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Outcomes congress held in Indianapolis

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS—Today, the Indiana State Department of Health is hosting the Indiana Primary Care Learning Collaborative Outcomes Congress in Indianapolis. The event is free and open to the public.The Collaborative started as a pilot program to help Indiana’s Community Health Centers (CHC) improve patient outcomes in the areas of diabetes, adult and childhood obesity, cancer screenings and tobacco use prevention and cessation. These patient outcomes were expanded to include hypertension and prenatal care.“The Outcomes Congress provides an opportunity for participating Community Health Centers to describe their experience and report successes,” said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. “Peer-to-peer learning makes this experience a valuable one to participants.”Chronic disease is a growing problem in Indiana. The state’s prevalence rates for diabetes (11 percent), heart attack (5.2 percent) and stroke (3.1 percent) are higher than median U.S. rates. In addition, although two out of every five Indiana residents now living will eventually develop cancer, Indiana’s screening rates for breast cancer (69.5 percent), cervical cancer (73.2 percent) and colorectal cancer (62.5 percent) are among the lowest in the nation. Indiana also ranks poorly in the areas of obesity (31.8 percent) and smoking (21.9 percent) – factors that directly impact chronic disease. These issues must be addressed in primary care settings“This gathering is a time to celebrate all of the hard work of Indiana’s Community Health Centers,” said Dr. Adams. “Not only will this event allow participating Centers to discuss how they have improved patient outcomes, it also serves as the beginning of the next phase of improvement, which includes replicating these efforts in other areas.”last_img read more

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Raising funds for the Killybegs Playpark becomes child’s play

first_imgThe community of Killybegs has come up with a fun themed way to raise money for their children’s play park.The local committee has organised a movie screening of ‘Toy Story’, with a difference this Sunday, 24th June.The pedal powered cinema will see the sound and projection equipment being completely powered by bicycle generators. Teams of volunteers will pedal their hearts out and power a great movie for an important community asset. Extra cyclists are required to sign up for the event. To help out, message the Killybegs Play Park page here.Killybegs Play Park“Killybegs Playpark is a huge part of our town and surrounding areas which we have waited many years for,” said fundraiser Jackie Byrne.“The Playpark is funded entirely by the local community through fundraising and donations.“At present, there is a lot of work needed to be done in the Playpark at a huge cost including the cost of repairs work and installation of new equipment.” This week’s fundraiser will aim to source the money needed for repair works. The pedal powered cinema will run in St Catherine’s Vocational School Gym on Sunday the 24th of June at 4pm.Entry: €5 per person.An online GoFundMe page has been set up to help reach the €5,000 target at: https://www.gofundme.com/hcpuj6-killybegs-playpark-fundraiserRaising funds for the Killybegs Playpark becomes child’s play was last modified: June 18th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cinemakillybegs play parktoy storylast_img read more

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