Barre, Vt. – (March 17, 2008) – The Central Vermont Garden Show recently welcomed electricians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 300 into the mix.Seven IBEW Local 300 members volunteered nearly five hours apiece March 12 to help set up tables, chairs, displays and brand new electrical mats for the event. Volunteers included Kyle Brown, John Burditt, Tiffany Copley, Randie Dayton, Steve Edwards, Katy Ramstack and Greg Tessier. Copley, Edwards, Ramstack and Tessier are all central Vermonters.”The IBEW was proud to partner with the Garden Show, as several of our constituents reside in the Barre area,” said Local 300 Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash, a Granite City native. “Community service dovetails with our unions unwavering commitment to social responsibility and the common good.”The 2008 Central Vermont Garden Show ran at the Barre Civic Center March 14-16 and featured landscape exhibits, a garden railroad, floral competitions and educational workshops. All proceeds benefited the Friends of the Central Vermont YMCA, while the electrical mats – used to safely cover power cords in pedestrian and vehicular traffic ways – were later donated to the City of Barre.”We were so thankful for the help from IBEW electricians,” said Garden Show Chairwoman Jeanne Daniele. “Their much-appreciated volunteerism embodies what union labor is all about ‘hard work’ and certainly helped make our first-ever promotion a success.”ABOUT THE IBEW LOCAL 300Based in South Burlington, the IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus laborers throughout Vermont. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because of its size and highly skilled constituency.For more information, contact Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash at (802) 864-5864, MLash@ibewlocal300.org(link sends e-mail) or www.ibewlocal300.org(link is external).
One absolute in life is that downturns in the economy are inevitable.Currently, the global economy is moving lower into an economic valley that could negatively impact your members—and, therefore, your credit union. If your members have no debt, plenty of equity and decades of working (in the right industry) still ahead of them, they may not feel a recession. But other people—and the organizations that serve them—will face financial challenges.W. Edwards Deming, a world-renowned consultant, said it best… “It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.” This is perhaps the biggest takeaway when approaching your strategic planning in the coming year. Understanding where your credit union is positioned, as well as the direction of the economy and its impact on your members, will give your credit union the upper hand against its competition. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
… Superbet on boardAT least 20 teams will battle in the Seven-A-Side Independence Cricket Festival, which is scheduled for May 5 and 6 at the National Cultural Centre tarmac.The tapeball competition, which is into its third year, is already expected to be the biggest with at least six teams more than 2018. The Tran$cend Entertainment-organised, National Sports Commission-endorsed event has teams coming from Georgetown, East Coast, East Bank, West Bank and possibly one from Berbice.Last year, the competition, which was won by Team Corruption, featured 14 teams, while in its first year it had attracted 11 teams.Organiser Dwight Dodson said that some of the biggest names in cricket are set to battle this year, including the likes of Christopher Barnwell and Steven Jacobs.Over $1M in cash and prizes will be up for grabs in the knockout competition, which will be played over five overs.On Thursday, Superbet, one of the main sponsors of the competition, made its contribution. Other sponsors include Banks DIH, Ramps Logistics Ltd, Imperial Trading, Red Carpet Washbay, Regal Stationery and Computer Centre, Star Party Rentals, Xavier’s Investment, Movement Auto Sale, Precision Auto Works, W&J Entertainment, Fung-A-Fat Hatchery, Ole’s Jewellery, Seeta’s Bar, Regent Household and Electronics, Royal Real Estate, Church’s Chicken, Fireside Grill, Magic City and S&D Enterprise.