Debra White joins Windham Injury Management Group

first_imgWindham Injury Management Group of Berlin, Vermont is pleased to announce that Debra White, RN, BSN, CCRN, CCM has joined their organization as a Medical Case Manager.Windham Injury Management Group is a Northeast regional provider of Managed Care, Medical Case Management, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Ergonomic Services staffed with experienced professionals who help our customers reduce the risk of work-related injuries, hasten recovery, shorten the return to work cycle, and control costs. We do this by providing our customers with an integrated program of ergonomics, managed care, medical case management services and vocational rehabilitation services.White has 18 years nursing experience, 10 years in the Worker’s Compensation field. Her clinical background includes burn, shock, trauma, general surgery, critical care, and oncology. Her comp related experience includes utilization review, injury management, and medical case management. Debra resides in Waitsfield, with her husband and two children.last_img read more

Training funds available for Online Marketing Boot Camp on Nov. 12-16

first_imgBURLINGTON, VT Champlain Colleges Workforce Development Center, in collaboration with EpikOne, an online marketing and Web analytics consultancy, and Google Analytics, will deliver an Online Marketing Boot Camp on November 12-16, 2007, in Burlington, Vt.State training dollars are now available to Vermont companies that wish to send employees through the Vermont Training Program at the Vermont Department of Economic Development. This funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis to Vermonters employed by Vermont companies in the following industries: manufacturing, information technology, telecommunications, environmental and healthcare. A $500 tuition reimbursement per attendee will be awarded upon successful completion of the five-day Online Marketing Boot Camp, based on limited availability.The Online Marketing Boot Camp is designed to help companies optimize their online presence and business results. The innovative seminar brings together international and Vermont-based industry experts, including specialists from EpikOne and Champlain College. “Marketing is undergoing an evolution that is requiring businesses to balance proven traditional methods with emerging social media,” said Elaine Young, associate professor of e-Business and Marketing at Champlain College.Registration is available online at www.ombootcamp.com(link is external) or by calling toll-free at (866) 531-9666. Participants can register for individual day sessions or the full five-day Boot Camp.# # #last_img read more

Top Companies for Women

first_imgManpower Named One of PINK Magazine’s Top Companies for WomenBurlington, VT August 18, 2008 – Manpower was the only employment services company to be named one of PINK magazine’s 2008 “Top Companies for Women”. PINKs annual ranking recognizes the prominent role of women at Manpower, particularly in top leadership roles.”Seventy percent of employees in the U.S. organization at manager-level and above are women,” said Amanda Niklaus, of Manpower’s Burlington, VT office. “PINK’s listing recognizes Manpower’s dedication to fostering a culture diverse in thought and experience, and honors the women who provide these strengths.”PINK solicited nominations from U.S.-based companies and evaluated respondents on:· Power – the number of women in board seats and C-suites, and with P&L responsibility;· Pipeline – leadership training, mentoring and coaching programs designed to retain and advance talented women; and· Pay – evidence of pay equity, including the percentage of women in the top fifth of the organization’s payroll.”These companies are true leaders in the advancement of women,” says PINK’s founding editor, Cynthia Good. “They all realize that moving women to the top goes beyond issues like maternity leave and flextime. It’s also about giving women real authority to change the corporation and achieve their career dreams.”The list of the Top Companies for Women will be featured in the magazine’s September/October issue that hits newsstands August 26. Manpower has been a part of the Vermont community for 42 years and currently serves more than 40 area businesses.About Manpower of Burlington, VTManpower of Burlington is a leader in the employment services industry; creating and delivering services that enable its clients to win in the changing world of work. The company offers employers a range of services for the entire employment and business cycle including permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment and selection; training; outplacement; outsourcing and consulting. The focus of Manpower’s work is on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction across their total workforce, enabling clients to concentrate on their core business activities. Manpower Inc. operates under five brands: Manpower, Manpower Professional, Elan, Jefferson Wells and Right Management. More information about Manpower is available at us.manpower.com/pressroom.###last_img read more

Mount Snow starts early season snowmaking, hopes to open Saturday

first_imgMount Snow Resort,Mount Snow fired up nine of its state of the art fan guns on the Launch Pad Learning Area Wednesday night. With night time temperatures in the 20 s the window of snowmaking is available to attempt an opening with lift service on Saturday morning. The plan is for the Discovery Lift to run from 10am-4p both Saturday and Sunday and the trail will have a smattering of boxes and other features. Lift tickets will be $10 or a donation of 10 non-perishable food items. All proceeds will go to the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry. Mount Snow was recently voted the #1 park and #1 resort in the east by Transworld Snowboarding readers. For updated snow conditions please go to www.mountsnow.com(link is external). Source: Mount Snow. WEST DOVER, VT (October 14, 2009)last_img

Vermont CEOs express optimism for next six months

first_img3. How do you expect your company’s employment to change in the next six months? 1. How do you expect your company’s sales to change in the next six months? 2. How do you expect your company’s capital spending to change in the next six months? CapitalINCREASENO CHANGEDECREASEQ1 200462%30%8%Q2 200443%41%15%Q3 200451%42%7%Q4 200445%46%9%Q1 200555%37%8%Q2 200549%43%8%Q3 200557%38%5%Q4 200550%35%15%Q1 200645%45%10%Q2 200653%40%7%Q3 200640%50%10%Q4 200656%39%5%Q3 200838%42%20%Q4 200817 %43%40%Q1 200912%38%50%Q2 200917%51%32%Q3 200931%46%23%Q1 201050%42%8%Q2 201051%38%11%% Change from Q1/10 to Q2/101%-4%3%Totals may not equal 100 due to rounding. EmploymentINCREASENO CHANGEDECREASEQ1 200457%38%4%Q2 200450%48%2%Q3 200459%37%4%Q4 200458%39%3%Q1 200555%38%7%Q2 200549%42%9%Q3 200549%44%7%Q4 200560%35%5%Q1 200654%39%7%Q2 200650%45%5%Q3 200643%49%7%Q4 200653%41%5%Q3 200840%42%18%Q4 200825%35%40%Q1 200923%37%40%Q2 200921%50%29%Q3 200934%46%20%Q1 201040%52%8%Q2 201046%45%9%% Change from Q1/10 to Q2/106%-7%1%Totals may not equal 100 due to rounding.center_img The chief executives of Vermont’s leading businesses appear increasingly optimistic toward all three of the survey’s metrics: sales prospects, capital expenditures and employment levels for the summer months and fall months, when compared against first quarter 2010 forecasts. The mood was assessed near the end of the second quarter and released today by Vermont Business Roundtable Chair Bill Stritzler and President Lisa Ventriss.According to Roundtable President, Lisa Ventriss, ‘Overall, these data represent the third straight reporting period in which indicators have been trending positively for sales, capital expenditures, and employment levels. In particular, a strengthening in the sales forecasts from our CEO members; now more than two-thirds (69 percent) of respondents expect their sales to increase in the next six months, compared to 63 percent from the first quarter. That bodes well for Vermont products and services.’ Ventriss said.Chair Stritzler, who is managing director of the Jeffersonville-based Smugglers’ Notch Resort, says the results of the CEO survey reflect encouraging attitudes of the marketplace. ‘The anecdotal information from Roundtable members over the past several months is now being validated by our survey results and that is continued good news, especially for those seeking employment. Forty-six percent of respondents expect to increase their workforce in the next six months, compared to 40% in the previous survey.’Capital spending was the one area in which the rate of change from the previous quarter was slowest. A majority of CEOs continued to forecast an increase in capital expenditures (51% v. 50% in 1Q), and roughly 10% expect to decrease spending in the next six months, up slightly from the previous quarter (11% v. 8% in 1Q).‘In sum, we are encouraged by these results and believe that the economy continues to strengthen as we move into the busy summer and fall seasons’, said Stritzler.The Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Survey provides a forward-looking view of the economic assumptions and attitudes of chief executive officers for 110 of the state’s top employers. Vermont’s agriculture, construction, education, health services, finance, real estate, insurance, hospitality/leisure, manufacturing, information, utilities, professional/business services, wholesale trade, and non-profit industries are represented. The response rate for this quarter was 67 percent. Historically, rates have varied from 35 to 73 percent. SalesINCREASENO CHANGEDECREASEQ1 200483%13%4%Q2 200480%15%4%Q3 200471%25%4%Q4 200477%22%1%Q1 200578%19%3%Q2 200575%23%2%Q3 200574%24%2%Q4 200572%24%4%Q1 200678%20%2%Q2 200678%22%0%Q3 200669%25%6%Q4 200673%23%4%Q3 200851%35%14%Q4 200827%46%27%Q1 200933%30%37%Q2 200941%31%28%Q3 200934%49%17%Q1 201063%19%18%Q2 201069%24%7%% change from Q1/10 to Q2/106%5%-11%Totals may not equal 100 due to rounding. Source: Vermont Business Roundtable. 7.1.2010. The Roundtable is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of 110 CEOs of Vermont’s top private and nonprofit employers, representing geographic diversity and all major sectors of the Vermont economy. The Roundtable is committed to sustaining a sound economy and preserving Vermont’s unique quality of life by studying and making recommendations on statewide public policy issues..-30-last_img read more

Lyndon State College President announces resignation

first_imgCiting personal reasons, Lyndon State College President Carol A. Moore announced her resignationfrom the college, effective July 1.‘President Moore has served Lyndon State College and the community with distinction. Over the course of the thirteen years she has been at Lyndon, she has worked through some significant challenges and sustained the mission of delivering a high quality, accessible and affordable education to its students,’ commented Vermont State College Chancellor Tim Donovan.Moore came to Lyndon State College in 1998 from Mercy College in New York City, where she servedas Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. During her time at Lyndon, Moore focused onincreasing enrollment, building an institutional development effort and strengthening the fiscal health of the college. Moore launched the college’s first major capital campaign, developed seven new undergraduate programs, led the construction of a new residence hall and community center, as well as the Academic and Student Activity Center, which was recently certified as LEED Gold. Moore also guided the campus through two successful New England Association of Schools and Colleges reaccreditation visits.‘Presiding over the college has been exciting and at times challenging. Throughout my time here, I have been sustained by the energy and diligence of our students, the commitment of our faculty and the effort of our staff and administrators. I am taking this action today in the interests of my family, and in the interests of allowing the institution to commence its second century with new leadership,’ said Moore.Source: Lyndon State Collegelast_img read more