Is Your Business A Century Old?

first_imgIs Your Business A Century Old?If Yes, Then The Secretary of State Is Looking For You!Program Honors Vermont’s Centennial BusinessesMontpelier. Secretary of State Deb Markowitz has put out a call for nominations for the 2009 Vermont Centennial Business Awards. This program, a joint project of the Secretary of State’s office, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and the Vermont Business Magazine, honors businesses that have operated in Vermont for at least 100 years.Secretary Markowitz said, “Any business that has been in operation in Vermont for 100 years or more can participate in the awards program by filling out an application and providing verification of its business start date.” Vermont’s centennial businesses will be presented with a plaque at an awards ceremony in March.”It is important to recognize Vermont’s businesses for their longevity,” said Secretary Markowitz. “It takes a tremendous amount of dedication to keep a business active for 100 years. The Vermont Centennial Business Award acknowledges Vermont’s oldest businesses for enriching our economic heritage. This program deepens our understanding of how Vermont’s businesses have enhanced our community life during the last 100 years.”Deadline for applications is January 16, 2009. For more information about the awards program and to obtain an application, contact Ginny Colbert at 802-828-2148 or gcolbert@sec.state.vt.us(link sends e-mail) or visit the Vermont Centennial Business Awards page on the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.sec.state.vt.us/centennial_business.html(link is external)###last_img read more

Credit Union Facility Solutions: Fixed asset ruling

first_img“The fixed asset ceiling does not allow our credit union to grow to our potential.” This statement has been expressed by some credit unions as they work to balance technology and branch and operations facility costs with growth opportunities.The National Credit Union Administration’s recent change to the fixed asset ceiling rule for federal credit unions, which becomes effective Oct. 2, aims to mitigate this problem. The new final rule:removes the 5 percent aggregate limit on federal credit union investment in “fixed assets,” understood as property and equipment that cannot be easily converted to cash; in place of the limit, NCUA will use the supervisory process to monitor a federal credit union’s level of fixed assets; andsimplifies the current fixed assets rule’s partial occupancy requirements for premises acquired for future expansion by establishing a single six-year time period for establishing partial occupancy, regardless of whether the property is improved or unimproved. The previous requirement to apply for a partial occupancy waiver within 30 months has been eliminated. Additionally, there is no regulatory deadline for full occupancy, just a requirement that the FCU plans to fully occupy the property within a reasonable time. Notably, FCUs may still apply to the NCUA Regional Director for a waiver from the six-year partial occupancy requirement. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

UWF Cross Country Prepares for Opening Meet in North Carolina

first_img Aug. 28, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – On Saturday, August 31, the Argo Cross Country teams will run in the ASU Covered Bridge Invitational in Boone, North Carolina. Last Year the Argos men’s and women’s Cross Country teams competed in the Appalachian State Invitational meet and finished 5th in the men’s meet and 7th in the women’s meet. However, they were the top finishing Division II school in the meet. Coach Matt Dobson is fielding a young team, but still expects to do better than last year, despite some key injuries to top runners, and the loss of All-American Michael Padilla to graduation. Padilla placed first individually in the ASU meet last year against some top-notch Division I athletes.This is a great early season test for the 2007 teams, especially those that will be competing in their first collegiate meet. Many young runners will be counted on as the Argos may be somewhat shorthanded. On the Men’s team, potential number one runner Brian Gowin (Jr. / Pensacola, Fla.), and number two runner Jordan Theuerkauf (So. / Wausau Wisc.), will not be able to make the trip. Theuerkauf, with a hip injury may miss more than the first meet. Meanwhile, for the women’s team, potential number two runner Maria DeFeo (Fr. / Orange Park, Fla.) will miss the first meet also with an injury (possible stress fracture) that could be more long term. However, Coach Dobson is very optimistic about the opening meet. “It’s primarily a D-1 meet, but we want to do well, and should be able to top last year’s performance.”Both squads are young, and the Freshmen will be called upon to help the teams’ performances, and they need racing experience. The men’s squad has four Freshmen that could be in the top six runners, while the women’s team has two Freshmen likely to be in the top 4 runners for the team.Diana Sitar (Sr. / Las Vegas, Nev.) should anchor the women’s squad as the number one runner, with DeFeo, Kelli Midden (Fr. / Boca Raton, Fla.), and Katherine Ragia (Jr. / Daytona Beach, Fla.) strong contenders for the number two spot. For the men, the top spot is likely Gowin, with Theuerkauf and Nicholas Maedel (Fr. / Ridgeview, Fla.) potentially two and three. Jared Black (Fr. / Tallahassee, Fla.), Reynolds Griner (Fr. / Tallahassee, Fla.), and Andrew Maedel (Fr. / Ridgeview, Fla.) round out a very young but talented top six.Coach Dobson feels that the pre-season training has been real good, “we are very fit and ready to compete.” He explained that the overall plan, “is to improve each week and peak for the post-season. We will approach all meets the same until conference.” Speaking of the GSC, Coach Dobson indicates that the Argos will likely battle with Harding for the conference Championship, and if they stay healthy the Argos will have a great chance for both the conference titles and a trip to the National meet.Part of the preseason was a charity relay run from `Jay to the Bay’ to help benefit the North Florida Arthritis Foundation. The athletes raised more money than their goal, and got a great workout in the process. The great success of the event shows the work ethic of the young Argo runners. Meanwhile, Coach Dobson, a 2:21 Marathoner, jumped in to inspire his young runners and ran 20 miles with the team as they traded off legs. If Dobson’s training mentality is picked up by the young team, they have a great future.The Argos will host the Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede on September 29th. This meet will be at the Escambia County Equestrian Center. Then, on October 20th, UWF will host the Gulf South Conference Championships, to be held on the UWF Campus. Print Friendly Version UWF Cross Country Prepares for Opening Meet in North Carolina Sharelast_img