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 sends e-mail) or visit the Vermont Centennial Business Awards page on the Secretary of State’s website: is external)###last_img read more

Hamilton out to make history with Mercedes after dominant France win

first_imgLEWIS Hamilton insists the challenge of retaining his Formula One world championship never gets old as he looks to create history with Mercedes.Hamilton led from start to finish at Circuit Paul Ricard on Sunday, easing over the finish line 18 seconds ahead of his team-mate Valtteri Bottas.The five-time F1 champion had to switch from medium to hard tyres halfway through the race in Le Castelle, though that stoppage made little difference as he claimed a fourth successive win.With six race victories under his belt already this season, Hamilton is well on his way to defending his title with ease, but believes the real test comes in finding marginal gains after another procession to the top of the podium.“It never gets old, it’s always such a challenge out there and I just love that trying to find the edge,” Hamilton said.“I couldn’t do it without this incredible team, we’re creating history. I’m hyped.“It wasn’t easy at all. There’s always things happening, everything’s on the edge.“Reliability is everything, I had big blisters on the front two tyres so I was a bit worried. This has been the best start so we’ve got to enjoy it.”Bottas sits second in the drivers’ standings, with Mercedes well in front of Ferrari in the constructors’ championship, and the Finnish driver lauded Hamilton’s dominant display.“Not that much happening from my side obviously,” Bottas said.“The start was the best bet for me but Lewis had a good start as well. I couldn’t match his pace. He was really strong and consistent. He’s not unbeatable. I just need to work hard.”Frenchman Charles Leclerc took third place, while Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel crossed in fifth behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.(Yahoo Sport)last_img read more

INTO President visits Illistrin National School

first_imgIrish National Teachers’ Organisation President John Boyle visited Scoil Naomh Fiachre yesterday.Mr. Boyle, originally from Mullaghduff, met with staff, pupils, and members of the INTO at the Illistrin school. The INTO President listened to the concerns of the teaching staff and provided the teachers with updates on current issues.He also attended an educational forum hosted by Donegal ETB in Errigal College which addressed the new Action Plan for Education to the present Minister for Education, Richard Bruton.INTO President visits Illistrin National School was last modified: February 24th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Illistrin National SchoolJohn BoyleScoil Naomh Fiachrelast_img read more