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

Caribbean Airlines appoints new CEO

first_img Share Share Share BusinessLifestyleTravel Caribbean Airlines appoints new CEO by: – May 21, 2014 96 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has announced the appointment of Canadian Michael DiLollo as its new chief executive officer.DiLollo, who spent 20 years at Air Transat, replaces former CAL executive Robert Corbie who resigned in June 2013 almost one month after the entire CAL board, then chaired by Rabindra Moonan, was sacked by Finance Minister Larry Howai following what were described as breaches in governance.DiLollo said that he’s focused on stabilising the internal operations of CAL and will centre his tenure on four pillars, namely safety, people (staff), customers and sustainability.DiLollo said the airline faces internal and external threats which must be adequately dealt with to have any sustainability.The external threats, he outlined, included the “ferocious competition” from low-cost carriers which were now running on CAL routes.Meanwhile, CAL chairman Philip Marshall said the company has completed financial audits for the years 2010 and 2011 and that once they are approved a date will be set for the annual general meeting.Marshall said the airline financial situation had “substantially improved” one year after Howai told parliament that the airline had recorded losses amounted to TT$700 million (One TT dollar = US$0.16 cents).Caribbean Media Corporationlast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal County Childcare Team has revealed it has received requests from 530 families for presents for more than 1,300 children this Christmas.Percy with Donegal County Childcare Committee last year. Pic Clive WassonLast weekend the DCCC revealed it was saddened at not being in a position to meet all family’s requests such was the huge volume of requests.The team at Donegal County Childcare are delighted with the generous response to the Presents for Percy Appeal since the publication of the open letter by DCCC Manager Avril Mc Monagle on Sunday last on Donegal Daily. Avril said since Monday morning at 9am, members of the public have been dropping by the DCCC Office to lend a hand. We have had everything from small pocket money donations from children to larger donations from businesses.Transition year students from a secondary school in Falcarrgh are organasing a fundraiser as a school project, shop workers have set up collection boxes and local businesses have pledged donations.Anonymous individuals have made online donations, young people will be collecting outside a nightclub in Letterkenny at the weekend and Supervalue have put a number of collection points at different branches in place.Avril’s letter has been viewed almost 15,000 times on the DCCC Facebook page and has been shared widely. Unlike other appeals for general toys, the Presents for Percy Appeal is unique as it aims to respond to the actual preferred Santa choices of children themselves.DCCC and the 19 organisations operating as distributers for the appeal, actually purchase specific toys and gifts that children have requested. By taking this targeted approach, parents are prevented from getting into unnecessary debt.Avril said – currently we have requests on behalf of 530 families with 1,300 children.To date we have raised €18,000 but still have a shortfall of approximately €10,000. Although the appeal aims to provide a maximum allocation of €50 per child, some organisations have applied for as little as €12 per child. So every small amount makes a huge difference.A big thank you to everyone so far for supporting the appeal and to the Donegal media for helping us spread the word. If you would like to donate money to the appeal Cheques/Postal Orders can be made payable to the Presents for Percy Appeal, and sent to Donegal County Childcare, 10-11 St Columba’s Terrace, High Road, Letterkenny. Alternatively, if you would like to make an online banking donation to the Presents for Percy Appeal, the banking details are as follows: Bank: Bank of Ireland, BallybofeyA/c No: 9264 8110Sort Code: 90-47-12IBAN: IE07 BOFI 9047 1292 6481 10 BIC: BOFI IE2DOur sincere thanks … Avril McMonagle, Manager, Donegal County ChildcareHUGE RESPONSE TO DCCC PRESENT APPEAL BUT 1,300 CHILDREN STILL NEED GIFTS was last modified: December 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Donegal County Childcare TeamDonegal DailyPresentslast_img read more