first_imgCommunity Capital of Vermont Receives $1,000 fromChittenden Bank For Micro Business ProgramBarre, Vermont Earlier this year Community Capital of Vermont acquired the Vermont Job Start Loan Fund, and as a result Community Capital has become the “go-to” place for micro business loan needs. Established 13 years ago, Community Capital of Vermont grants financing to start-up and expanding businesses that do not qualify for a traditional bank loan. In addition, they also provide post loan business management assistance.”We are pleased to provide Community Capital with a donation of $1,000 for their Micro Business Program. Chittenden Bank has been supporting businesses throughout Vermont for over 100 years, and we are proud to continue this tradition,” said Kathy Schirling, Senior Vice President at Chittenden Bank. “The funds donated by Chittenden Bank will be used to immediately provide micro businesses with direct one-on-one specialized assistance to help them stay in business and grow during these difficult economic times,” explained Emily Kaminsky, Director of Community Capital.Community Capital of Vermont helps Vermonters who have limited financial resources and income achieve economic self-sufficiency by encouraging self-employment. This current fund raising effort was established to help expand the Micro Business Loan fund program statewide, and provide all the necessary services to its participants. Thereby promoting growth and success for entrepreneurs starting up small businesses, and businesses owned by low to moderate-income individuals.About Community Capital of VermontCommunity Capital is located in Barre, Vermont and provides lending services and post loan assistance to micro businesses across the state not eligible for a traditional bank loan. For more information please visit www.communitycapitalvt.org(link is external) or call 802-479-0167.About Chittenden BankChittenden Bank has proudly served businesses and individuals statewide for more than 100 years. With assets greater than $3.3 billion and 47 offices located throughout the state, Chittenden is dedicated to meeting the financial needs of Vermonters at every stage of life. Chittenden Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Bank headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut with assets of over $21 billion. For more information please visit www.chittenden.com(link is external) or call the Customer Service Center at 800-545-2236.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo March 13, 2012 On March 11, around 100 wounded and amputee Colombian Military personnel injured in combat, along with 5,000 other people, ran a 10-kilometer race in Bogotá, seeking to raise money for uniformed personnel wounded in combat and the families of those killed, AFP confirmed. Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón participated in the event, to which President Juan Manuel Santos and the interior and justice ministers also attended. The uniformed personnel, with a variety of prostheses and with the aid of crutches, wheelchairs, and hand-powered tricycles, led the fifth version of the ‘Heroes 10-K Race,’ under the slogan “Run for those who marched for you.” “These heroes of their country are the ones who are truly responsible for what we have in the country today: a much better country, a country that is on the right path, a country that is being pointed to as an example by the entire world,” said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who participated in the competition. The Matamoros corporation, which organized the event, also had the objective of raising money for wounded Soldiers, Marines, police officers, the widows and orphans of those fallen in combat, and the families of those kidnapped. “This is one way to show solidarity with the Soldiers wounded in combat. The funds raised today will be destined for the Matamoros Foundation,” stated Interior Minister Germán Vargas Lleras, who also competed. The race, which began and ended at Bogota’s Simón Bolívar Park, included different categories, including one for disabled runners and one for ‘active heroes’ (Military and police personnel). Expressions of gratitude echoed among participants. “I’m running because I support the cause, because we have to help prevent these accidents from happening to the people who serve us for peace,” said competitor Martha Osuña, while Andrés Medina, another participant, commented that “this event, and everything that has to do with the Military and the police, is very well deserved.” Since 1990, as of January, a total of 9,642 people have been victims of anti-personnel mines in Colombia, 2,026 of them fatally, including 6,024 members of government forces, according to figures from the President’s Program for Comprehensive Action against Anti-Personnel Mines. The Colombian conflict has caused the internal displacement of between 3.7 and 4.9 million of the country’s inhabitants, according to figures from various NGOs and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. interesting to remember, but from the inside support the farc policy so these cases will not occur again congratulations to those men who fought for their country, thanking them for being an example for the nation when you fight with the exploits that life puts in front of us. It is not easy to fight to reach the dreams. I hope that our heroes never get tired and continue fighting so millions of people can see the great example your represent for people that have a problem and not only for those people but also for people who are not aware and ignore the fact that these great people can become or indeed are the example to follow the goal. That is why we must understand that when we are looking at that kind of person we must learn from them that they do get upset, they do not complain, those people….. are an example to follow, they are the heroes of the future. Thanks for the great example that you are for us. Greetings and I hope that you continue being like this. I am your friend and admirer, and I hope that the wars are over.last_img read more

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr By more than doubling the size of its intern program, MSU Federal Credit Union plans to expand opportunities for area high school and college students to gain on-the-job experience—and expand its own pipeline of “homegrown” future employees.The $2.9 billion credit union serving 202,000 members plans to open the MSUFCU Financial Innovation and Education Center next spring to house its intern program and Financial Peer Education Program. Interns will begin working in the member relations and financial education departments and will have the opportunity to move into other positions based on their skills, interests, and career goals, says Whitney Harrell-Anderson, VP/sales and financial education.MSUFCU had 13 paid interns as of early fall, when it began accepting applications for a new “class” of 20 to 30 additional students interested in learning about financial services as a career. Several former interns have gone on to full- and part-time positions with the credit union in its call center, member relations, communications, financial education, IT, and accounting departments.“One of our major goals with the MSUFCU Financial Innovation and Education Center is to continue to increase the number of interns who move into full-time positions at the credit union after graduation,” Harrell-Anderson says. “We have seen success with interns transitioning into full-time careers here, and we hope to see that success continue and grow.” continue reading »last_img read more

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Our members are different” might actually be true.However, it’s for different reasons than cited. Most people react similarly to good marketing and smooth user interface design. They may not recognize why, but there’s a reason Google looks nearly the same as it did a decade ago.However, individual credit unions may have a focus which makes them a better choice (pun intended) for certain members. While one member may be looking for the lowest credit card interest rates, another wants the highest rewards. During a recent visit to a number of clients in the Philadelphia area, I encountered this variance. While we were talking about goals and strategy, one credit union waved off anything below “C” paper for auto lending. Though they would work with members on individual exceptions (mainly to “look beyond the number”), it wasn’t their focus. The next day, I visited a credit union who went well into the low 500s for auto loans. “Our D paper is most other CU’s F- paper!” they exclaimed. The risk management was designed to accommodate these loans and they reaped the benefits of higher interest rates. This credit union felt that it was important to serve members who would otherwise be stuck in “Buy Here, Pay Here” financing. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgThey also say Martinez gave officers a false name. (WBNG) — Authorities say two men were arrested and charged on Christmas for stealing a vehicle on Christmas Eve. The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Vicente M. Martinez of Marathon, N.Y. and 20-year-old Isaias O. Lanzo of Syracuse were charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree, a class E felony. After assisting Martinez, Lanzo and a third, unnamed juvenile, officers discovered that the vehicle, a 2010 Jeep Liberty was reported stolen on Christmas Eve from a business in the town of Salina. he name of the Syracuse-based business was not released.center_img The sheriff’s office says Martinez and Lanzo have been issued appearance tickets are scheduled to appear at the Marathon Town Court on Jan. 15. They say the juvenile was released to family and will be petitioned later. The sheriff’s office says around 10 p.m. on Christmas, officers responded to a report of a vehicle out of gas and stranded on the side of the road. last_img read more

first_imgThe home is listed for offers above $499,000More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoOther features include a “luxurious” master bedroom, electric gate and airconditioning. “Because of the location, we were trying to create a large and attractive family home,” Mr Candy said. “There are not many properties on the market that include five bedrooms and a media room.”He said the project “wasn’t easy” and was happy with the final product.“It’s very rewarding to see the final piece – it looks much nicer and more like a home with all the furnishings in place,” Mr Candy said. “And it was quite a fast turnaround … in the space of three months we basically renovated the whole thing. It’s now time for a family to move in.”The Richardson St home is set in one of Cairns’ most desirable suburbs, particularly among families.According to CoreLogic, the average selling price for Edge Hill houses was $502,000 as of April this year.The property is listed for offers above $499,000, with inspections by appointment only.Selling agent for 70 Richardson St, Matt Currie of McGrath Cairns, said there had been “a lot of interest” in the home.“People just really want to live at Edge Hill. The fact you can just walk to the Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre makes it a popular lifestyle suburb,” he said. “And because it’s such an established suburb it can be really hard to find new builds, which is effectively what this home is.“There’s absolutely nothing left to be done here, people can just move right in.” 70 Richardson St, Edge HilWHO would have thought three months could make such a dramatic difference to a home’s character? This five-bedroom Edge Hill property has virtually been rebuilt and is now primed for a family to enjoy.Owned by a Sydney-based investor, the home’s new look is primarily the creation of C&F Construction Group director Lloyd Candy.He did not mince his words when describing the property’s former condition.“It was filthy and horrendous … I’ve never seen a house in such a condition,” Mr Candy said.“We pulled the sheets off the inside and there were thousands of cockroaches – we basically needed to knock it over and start again.” But buoyed by the property’s prime location and the owner’s blessing to be creative, he went about building something special.Mr Candy said the new-look home resembled a lowset Queenslander from the outside while holding the interior characteristics of a contemporary tropical abode.Set on a 635sq m block, the home has more than enough space to cater for a growing family.An “entertainers’ kitchen”, featuring stone benchtops and a gas cooktop, plays a central role in the open-plan living area.Outside is a neat entertaining space and swimming pool.last_img read more

first_imgThe index showed home values increased across every capital city and region in the first month of the year apart from regional South Australia, where values held steady.CoreLogic Asia Pacific director of research Tim Lawless said the rising values in some capital cities were unsustainable despite growth rates tapering, which was worsening housing affordability.“Smaller cities, including key affordable regional markets where economic and demographic trends are healthy, may offer some insulation from these affordability constraints,” he said.“Looking ahead, interest rates are expected to see further reductions, which, along with consistently strong population growth, is likely to continue to support housing demand.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFive things to consider when buying into a regional area01:35 Coast dwelling values climbed 1.2 open cent in January.He said the Coast was likely to see more strong growth off the back of migration to the city and a healthy economy.“There continues to be employment opportunities, there continues to be people who are able to move here … and enjoy the lifestyle because they have good working arrangements,” he said“The Gold Coast actually looks quite strong and positive. “Those big infrastructure projects are good for the community as well.”Further north, Brisbane’s home values were at a new record high and continuing to climb following its 0.5 per cent increase in January to a median value of $499,691.Home values also rose 0.8 per cent across regional Queensland.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe national home value’s 0.9 per cent increase took the annual growth rate to 4.1 per cent – the fastest in a twelve month period since December 2017. Home values are rising across the Gold Coast.IT has been a tough year for real estate but Gold Coast homeowners can rest easy knowing property values are on the rise.CoreLogic’s latest home value index figures show Gold Coast dwelling prices climbed 1.2 per cent in January to a median value of $543,746.It was higher than the national monthly growth rate, which was 0.9 per cent, and Brisbane’s, which was 0.5 per cent.The city recorded a 2.5 per cent growth rate for the quarter and 3.1 per cent for the year.Real Estate Institute of Queensland Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said it likely reflected the change in buyers and their confidence in the market following the May federal election. MORE NEWS: Coast’s cheapest suburb to rent MORE NEWS: Mansion’s sale rakes in huge profitlast_img read more

first_img The London club confirmed on Tuesday that the former Spain Under-21 midfielder had travelled out to Italy at the weekend and that the final paperwork on the move had now been completed. The Eagles signed him from Sevilla last summer but he made just six appearances for the club and joined German side Nurnberg on loan in January until the end of the season. Jose Campana has joined Sampdoria from Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Posts OLD TOWN — Righthander Tim Nason blanked the Old Town Coyotes, allowing just four hits as he pitched the Golden Bucks to a 4-0 win at Old Town.The game was a pitchers’ duel until the top of the seventh when Bucksport scored three runs.Cody Farrell had an RBI double, Kyle McGeechan and Tyler French each drove in runs with singles and Steve Klenowski and Andrew Giosia doubled for the Golden Bucks. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Bio This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

first_imgEX-GUYANA fast bowler, Rayon Griffith, is expected to be a part of the new Cricket West Indies (CWI) coaching team spearheaded by former A team coach Floyd Reifer.Griffith, the region’s A-team assistant coach will fill the new fielding coach position, which will form the critical backroom staff for the prestigious World Cup scheduled for England and Wales in May and June.However, his first assignment will be the Tri-Nations One-Day Series in Ireland where West Indies will play two matches against their hosts and against Bangladesh from May 5 to 17 when the final will be held.The 40-year-old Griffith, is a part of Guyana Jaguars franchise coaching unit from the inception of the Professional Cricket League (PCL) in the region. His involvement has resulted in Jaguars winning the title for five consecutive years.Griffith’s countryman, Guyana’s most successful first-class head coach Esaun Crandon, who was appointed assistant coach of the regional cricket team, prior to the England tour to the Caribbean earlier this year, was relieved of that position.Meanwhile, Reifer, a former West Indies captain, takes over as head coach from Richard Pybus, who also served as an interim coach of the regional team since January of this year with Corey Collymore as bowling coach, while Roderick Estwick returns to the fold as one of the assistant coaches.last_img read more