VEOC Board of Directors Elects New Leadership

first_imgVEOC Board of Directors Elects New LeadershipBurlington, Vermont (November 24, 2008) The Vermont Employee Ownership Center’s Board of Directors has elected new officers for the coming year.Paul Millman is the newly elected Board President. Millman is the president and co-founder of Chroma Technology Corporation (Rockingham, Vt.) and has served on the VEOC board since 2002, previously as Board Vice President. He brings a wealth of knowledge of Vermont’s business community and has worked tirelessly to promote employee ownership.”I am excited to take on the important job of steering the Vermont Employee Ownership Center over the next year,” said Millman. “I look forward to working with the VEOC board, staff, and the entire business community to increase the number of Vermont employee-owned companies,” he said.”Enabling employees to become company owners has been a focus of my professional life since we started Chroma in 1991. Employee ownership brings the rewards and challenges to working people. VEOC is playing a vital role in creating the real ownership society. Employee-owners don’t just act like owners; we are owners,” Millman added.Millman also sits on the Board of Directors of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and is a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable.Dawn Terrill is the newly elected Vice President. Terrill owns and operates JaniTech (South Burlington, Vt.) and has been a member of the VEOC board since 2007. She served as Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation from 2004 to 2006 and as Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development from 2002 to 2004. Prior to that, she was President and CEO of Colchester-based Hill Associates. Terrill is a member of the Champlain College Board of Trustees, the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Vermont Telecom Authority.Michael Gurdon was re-elected as Secretary, a position he has held since 2003. Gurdon is Professor & Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at the University of Vermont’s School of Business Administration and has served on the VEOC board since 2002.Cindy Turcot was re-elected as Treasurer. Turcot is Chief Operating Officer of Gardener’s Supply Company (Burlington, Vt.) and has served on the VEOC board since 2002. She served as President of the VEOC board from 2002 to 2007.Jack Davidson is the outgoing President, but he remains on the VEOC board. Davidson is president of Trust Company of Vermont and has served on the VEOC board since 2003.Bruce Seifer has left the VEOC board after seven years of service. Seifer is the assistant director for economic development for the city of Burlington’s Community and Economic Development Office.The VEOC also announced that loans are still available for businesses that are already employee-owned, businesses that are becoming so through the purchase of stock or business assets, and start-ups that will be substantially owned by all of the employees. Loans of up to $50,000 are available, and proceeds may be used for fixed assets, working capital, financing of worker shares in cooperatives or the funding of ESOPs. More information is available at www.veoc.org(link is external).About the 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).This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.last_img read more

Lund lands round two Lone Star Tour victory

first_imgLund was a winner last summer in North Dakota, during the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour. He raced his way out of ‘B’ features both nights at Abilene, finishing seventh on Friday and then fifth in Saturday’s tour opener.  Curt Lund’s long tow to Texas was rewarded with the Sunday night Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour feature win at 281 Speedway. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography Southern SportMods – 1. James Hanusch; 2. Justin Nabors; 3. Gregory Muirhead; 4. James McCreery; 5. Jay Coone; 6. Kaden Honeycutt; 7. Wes Cummings; 8. Taylor Florio; 9. Colton Mon­roe; 10. Chris Florio; 11. Larry Underwood; 12. Evan Moore; 13. Mike Land. Stock Cars – 1. Curt Lund; 2. Jeffrey Abbey; 3. Shawn Ritter; 4. Tyler Muirhead; 5. Dennis Bis­sonnette; 6. Austin Bonner; 7. Joe Bellm; 8. Kirk Martin; 9. Hesston Shaw; 10. Kyle Pfeifer; 11. Dan Mackenthun; 12. Craig Moss; 13. Shelby Williams; 14. Dean Abbey; 15. Michael Sheen; 16. Dean Cornelius; 17. Troy Burkhart; 18. Jason Rogers; 19. Jeff Mueller; 20. Kyle Falck; 21. Tony Hardesty.  Lund started fourth and led the last 17 of 20 circuits. He was catching up with the back of the field when the checkers flew and was chased across the line by opening night winner Jeffrey Abbey and Shawn Ritter.  Modifieds – 1. William Gould; 2. Mike Petersilie; 3. Mike Van Genderen; 4. Chris Elliott; 5. David Goode Jr.; 6. Chris Bragg; 7. Matt Guillaume; 8. Brandon Clough; 9. Dustin Robinson; 10. Mark Adams; 11. Mark Carrell; 12. Justin Radcliff; 13. Brent Gilliam; 14. Cameron Wilson; 15. Josh McGaha; 16. John Aaron. Sport Compacts – 1. William Creese; 2. Scott Newbury; 3. Howard Watson; 4. Clifton Whisenant; 5. Harold Clifton; 6. Brian Schoenbaum Jr.; 7. Ryan Whisenant; 8. Pamela Whisenant; 9. Randy McNorton; 10. Colton Mooney; 11. Kaleb Watson; 12. Anthony Vandenberg; 13. Aubra Parker; 14. Steven Bevills; 15. Ethan Adams; 16. Kody Crofutt. William Creese collected the Mach-1 Sport Compact victory.  Minnesota veteran Curt Lund, making his first racing visit to Texas, won round two of the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. The checkers were good for $750.  STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Feb. 17) – A driver who knows a thing or two about winning tour races far from home did just that Sunday night at 281 Speedway. “The tracks down here are smaller than I’m used to,” said Lund, who has racked up 100-plus wins in both the IMCA Modified and IMCA Sprint Car divisions. “I was real happy to win and to have competed with all the guys (59) down here.”  Feature Results William Gould, another multi-division star, was the IMCA Modified feature winner while James Hanusch paced the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods. last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Intense weekend ends in draw for Badgers and Buckeyes

first_imgIt was a strange weekend for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team as they earned their first win and their first loss within a span of two days.The Badgers (2-1, 1-1 Big Ten) welcomed the Ohio State Buckeyes to the Kohl center this weekend for their first Big Ten game of the 2017-18 season. The Badgers, who were ranked 12th in the nation before the weekend began, were slated to overcome the Buckeyes with little to no effort needed.Unfortunately, that is not what happened the first night of the series.Wisconsin and Ohio State got off to a slow start Friday, with neither team managing to net a goal until well into the second period.What to expect from Men’s hockey this seasonThe 2016-’17 season was a huge success after Tony Granato resurrected the team to a winning season finishing with 12 Read…It would be Wisconsin who would manage to net the first goal of the night, scored by Trent Frederic a little bit under ten minutes into the second period, but Wisconsin’s lead would not last long. Less than seven minutes after Frederic lit the lamps for Wisconsin, Ohio State would answer back with a goal of their own, tying the game back up at 1-1.It seemed throughout the night as if Wisconsin could not garner enough momentum to truly seal the game, as every time the Badgers would manage to score a goal, Ohio State would score one not long after. Shortly into the second third period of the game, it seemed as though the Badgers would be able to walk away with a victory, until the Buckeye’s John Wiitala would even the score at 2-2 for the second time that night.With the game tied, any only five minutes remaining after Wiitala’s goal in the third period, it would seem as though these two Big Ten powerhouses would be heading into overtime. That was, until Ohio State’s Mason Jobst would score his second goal of the night with a little less than 1:20 left in the final period of the game.Daniel Yun/The Badger HeraldWisconsin walked away from the first night of the series with their first loss of the season, but they would not let this series end without giving Ohio State a run for their money Saturday. The Badgers came out of the gate swinging the following night, with Wisconsin’s own Will Johnson scoring the first goal of the game well into the first period.After Johnson’s goal, the Badgers would continue the scoring drive, tallying a total of three goals by the time that the second period was over. It seemed as though UW was headed for a shutout, but they still had to get through the third period.While Ohio State might not have been in the lead, they sure weren’t going to give up easily. The Buckeyes came back with a vengeance during the third period, scoring three goals within a matter of 24 seconds. Even with these two rapid goals, there would not be enough time for the Buckeyes to light the lamps up one more time, and it would be Wisconsin that would walk away with a 3-2 victory the second night.Crease Creatures: the story behind UW’s first hockey student orgWhen you’re standing in the student section of the Kohl Center, it can be easy to feel distant from all Read…Although they tallied a loss during their first Big Ten game of the season, the Badgers still managed to impress many with their quick rebound between Friday and Saturday’s game. Not only did Wisconsin earn their first Big Ten win of the season, but they also rose two spots this week in the USCHO rankings, landing themselves at the No.10 position this week.Wisconsin’s next series will take them out to Massachusetts, where the Badgers will get the task of taking on two of the best teams in the East. The Badgers start their weekend off against Boston College, and will end the weekend against Merrimack.last_img read more

Leaked: Pictures of the new colourful 2015-16 Premier League Nike ball

first_imgNew pictures have been leaked online of the brand new Nike football set to be used in the Premier League next season.First things first, the ball is extremely colourful!Official named the ‘Nike Ordem 2015-2016 Premier League Football’, the ball is bright red, white, with a neon yellow Nike swoosh logo on it.Technology wise, there doesn’t appear to be anything new with Nike’s new football.Like this season’s Nike Ordem 2014-15 Premier League ball, the ball is said to be the most innovative, technologically advanced and aerodynamically tuned ball to date.The new ball is set to be on sale from July 2015. In addition to the Premier League’s new ball for next season, pictures of Nike’s new ball for La Liga have also been posted online.Pictures of the new balls can be seen above and below.(last_img read more