Vermont Business Center Graduation

first_imgWhat do chiropractors, bankers, doctors, and entrepreneurs all have in common? They come from diverse professions and educational backgrounds, but on the evening of June 13, they all gathered at UVM’s Waterman Hall to celebrate a common milestone. For the second year since its inception, graduates of UVM’s Vermont Business Center Leadership and Management Professional Certificate Program celebrated completion of the yearlong program.Program director Daniel Van Der Vliet launched the program in 2004 and 9 students completed it this year. Designed to provide an MBA “toolkit”, the program provides topical highlights from the University of Vermont’s MBA curriculum. Students choose seminars from 4 core areas: leadership, strategy implementation, sales and marketing, and finance.Bryan Mailman of New Breed Marketing is a member of the 2007 graduating class. Says Mailman, “Bringing a group of professionals together, and stripping all the titles and previous education away, so that everyone in the group is learning at the same level is very powerful. Not only did we all get to share the common threads of our business experiences, but the program also expanded our networking circles. For me, this program was energizing and got me thinking about taking my business education a little further.”This year’s graduates are:* Jonathan Billings, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans* Christopher Byrne, The Tuckerman Group, Chelsea* Dan Eastman, Wildlife Habitat Consultants, East Hardwick* Jill Larson, Discover Wellness and Chiropractic Center, Burlington* Bryan Mailman, New Breed Marketing, Winooksi* Laurence McCahill, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington* Catherine Krupp, University of Vermont Continuing Education Department, Burlington* Penny Peachey-Kountz, IBM, Essex Junction* Stephen Page, Northfield Savings Bank, NorthfieldAbout the Leadership and Management Professional Certificate Program:A joint venture between the University of Vermont School of Business Administration and Department of Continuing Education, The Leadership and Management Professional Certificate provides students with business management tools including the key concepts, vocabulary and analytical tools essential for effective management and strategic decision making. The certificate consists of a total of 67.5 hours of course work. Most students complete the 8 workshops required for graduation in a year. For more information, visit the Vermont Business Center’s web site at is external) or call Sharon Radtke, Administrative Coordinator, at (802) 656-4681.last_img read more

Field hockey takes 2 in East Lansing, Cross country sweeps Harry Lang Invitational

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse swept a pair of games in East Lansing, Mich., during the weekend. The No. 5 Orange (4-0) remained undefeated after beating Michigan State on Friday and Kent State on Sunday.It started on Friday, when SU shut out the Spartans 4-0. Sophomore goalie Jess Jecko had her first career shutout, recording one save in the victory. On offense the Orange spread the wealth, as four different players scored in the win. Emma Russell scored first for the Orange in the 22nd minute, her third goal of the season.Leonie Geyer, Lauren Brooks and Karlee Farr also added goals. For freshman Farr, it was her first collegiate goal.The Orange carried the momentum from Friday’s victory into Sunday, defeating the Golden Flashes 6-2. Less than five minutes in, Kent State took an early lead on a Karleigh Carlin goal. But Syracuse responded with a vengeance. The Orange scored five unanswered goals to silence any doubts of defeat.The game’s hero was Brooks, who recorded her first career hat trick. Brooks scored the tying goal in the 29th minute. After halftime, the Orange exploded on offense. Within the first 7:15 of the half, the Orange dropped three goals on the Golden Flashes. Brooks scored two of the three goals in the SU rally.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse attacked Kent State with a barrage of shots, outshooting the Golden Flashes 24-8.The Orange opens its home schedule on Friday against No. 14 Massachusetts at J.S. Coyne Stadium.Cross countrySyracuse opened the season with a sweep at the Harry Lang Invitational in Hamilton, N.Y. The women’s team took first place, and the men’s team split into A and B teams, which took the top two spots. The Orange also accounted for the top 11 spots on the men’s side, and all finished within 10 seconds of one another.Juris Silenkis took the top spot, followed by Robert Molke and Martin Hehir. Reed Kamyszek and Joe Whelan rounded out the top five.SU’s A team finished with a team score of 15, the best possible at the event.On the women’s side, Syracuse placed six of the top eight finishers, including winner Margot Malone. Brianna Nerud took third place and Jesse Peterson finished in fifth.The Orange next competes on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Dartmouth Invitational in Hanover, N.H.—Compiled by Danny Cuneo, staff writer, and David Wilson, sports editor Comments Published on September 9, 2013 at 12:30 amlast_img read more

Winning the Pac-10 will be no small task

first_imgIf 2008 was any indication, the 2009 USC women’s cross country team should enjoy quite the season in the next few months.Despite only having one runner on scholarship last year, the USC women’s cross country team competed valiantly in the loaded Pac-10 conference and performed strongly at both the conference championships and NCAA regionals.In form · Zsofia Erdelyi, one of the Women of Troy’s top returning runners this season, qualified for the NCAA championships last year. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information“We’re coming off a year where I would have to say we overachieved and definitely exceeded my expectations,” said coach Tom Walsh. “We do have the toughest conference in the country, but I’m proud of the way we’ve progressed over the last few years.”Led by junior standout Zsofia Erdelyi, who last year qualified for the NCAA championships as an individual, and senior team captain Bridget Helgerson, the Women of Troy figure to be right in the thick of the Pac-10 competition again this year.“We bring back five of our top seven runners from last year,” Walsh said. “We’re trying to equal or better what we did last year and be in the middle of the pack of the Pac-10, which is no slouch.”“We definitely want to improve on last year,” said Erdelyi, who added that her personal goal is a return to nationals.Walsh’s praise for the strength of the Pac-10 conference is no understatement. Perennial powerhouses Oregon and Washington figure to be two of the top teams in the country, with Stanford, Arizona and Arizona State all expected to field exceptionally strong squads as well. Facing such daunting competition, Walsh continues to set strong goals that remain rooted in reality.“Washington and Oregon are a notch above everyone else,” Walsh said. “But we can still compete. And we always want to beat our rival UCLA. That gauntlet competition between the two schools is important. We really want to beat them and do well in the Pac-10.”To accomplish that, the Women of Troy will have to overcome several injuries, and get key contributions from new faces on the team. Several veteran runners, including Erdelyi, will not compete at this Saturday’s Cal State Fullerton Invitational, although Walsh hopes that this will actually benefit the team later.“It’s still early in the season and some of our top runners who are going to have a longer season won’t participate at this meet because we hope to have them going through the middle of November,” Walsh said. “On the upside, it’s a good chance to see where all the newcomers are at.”Those newcomers include freshman Kelly Owen from Palos Verdes and redshirt sophomore Shea Wickland, who as a track and field runner finished third in the 5,000-meter run at the UCLA dual meet in May.“It’s definitely exciting to come here and immediately be in the middle of such a competitive conference.” Owen said. “I really want to contribute and help this team go deep in the Pac-10.”Where exactly USC ends up in the Pac-10 hierarchy will be determined by a schedule that includes a return to the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 26 and the Women of Troy’s first chance to host the Pac-10 Championships since 1999.“We’re excited to host,” Walsh said of the championships, which will be held Oct. 30 at Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach. “The girls really want to do well because they know that there will be people coming to the race and they want to show well in front of the USC fans.”Although several exciting races lie ahead, for now Walsh is focused on the task at hand.“We’re just eager to get to the first meet and see where we’re at,” he said. “Everyone’s come back in really good shape, but there’s always room to improve.”last_img read more

Mason City Municipal Band 2020 season cancelled due to pandemic

first_imgMASON CITY — The Mason City Municipal Band’s 2020 summer season of concerts have been cancelled due to the pandemic.Band director Russ Kramer says due to the current situation with COVID-19 and all the unknowns for the immediate future, the City of Mason City has cancelled the band’s season. Kramer says the decision was made considering the lack of evidence on proper social distancing in a band setting, the lack of social distancing opportunities for the audience, the potential of not having access to proper rehearsal space, and the age of many of the band and audience members.The band typically performs nine concerts from late May until early July.last_img

Small Business Signs In Olympia Get Noticed

first_imgSubmitted by Erin Johnson for Sign A RamaAre you planning on starting a small business or perhaps you already own one? How are you capturing the eye of those potential customers driving and walking by? A temporary sign may work right now, but it’s important to invest in a professional business sign if you want your community to take notice of you.The most important thing to consider is where you are located. Are you in a small store, set back in a shopping center between 4 other businesses? Are you set apart in your own location next to a main road where a few bigger signs would be more practical?Regardless of the size of your location, signs are necessary. Signs are part of owning a successful business. The smaller the business, the more imperative it is that you have proper signage. Signs are magnets for potential customers. It’s important your signs are professional, tell customers what you sell or service you provide, and give them a sense of who you are.Recently we had the opportunity to work with a new small business just opening in town, Olympia Furniture Company located in the Westside Shopping Center on Harrison Ave. This is a perfect example of a small business really looking at their location and putting up eye catching signage that works appropriately. They have a store located downstairs, which presented them with a challenge when it came to signs.Once the project is completed they will have a lighted box sign, window wraps on the store and company truck, feather flags, and directional signage.Signs do not need to be large, but they do need to attract attention. There are several different options for custom business signs that can meet your needs. Not every sign has to be set in the ground right next to the street. You can get a sign in almost any size, shape, material, and color combination you need. Professional custom signs made just for your business are what you need for the longevity and success of your business.Our goal at Sign A Rama is to work with you to create signage that gets you noticed. We will happily come out to your site and do a free survey of your building and give you a quote for a sign solution that meets your needs and budget. Give us a call at (360) 915-9207.You can find us online or by stopping by the shop located off of Exit 111 in Lacey at 2633 Willamette Dr NE Suite H.Like us on Facebook. Facebook26Tweet0Pin0last_img read more