The 5x5x5 Growth Awards celebrates the top 5 fastest growing Vermont businesses in each of 5 categories: Technology, Contracting, Retail, Wholesale and Manufacturing.The event is moderated by Lisa Ventriss, president of the Vermont Business Roundtable, and will feature presentations by the presidents and CEO’s of Connor Contracting, Inc.; Vermont Pure Holdings, Inc.; Hubbardton Forge Corporation; Gardener’s Supply Company; and Chroma Technology, Inc.A question & answer period will follow the presentation. The businesses honored include: Neagley & Chase Construction, The Snyder Companies, ARC Mechanical Contractors, Wright & Morrissey, Casella Waste Systems, Seventh Generation, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Bond Auto Parts, Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Sonnax Industries, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, King Arthur Flour Company, Feed Commodities International, Bethel Mills, Kinney Motors, Allen Engineering Pools & Spas, IDX Systems Corporation, Vermont Medical, Resolution and IVEK Corporation.The event begins with a networking reception with the honorees, followed by the presentation. Opening remarks will come from Vermont Business Magazine Publisher, John Boutin, and Keybank President, Scott Carpenter.The event is free and recommended to all small business owners and business people. It will be catered by the Sheraton Conference Center. To register, please call (802) 660-4471 by September 25th, or, register online at email@example.com(link sends e-mail).For questions and information about the 5x5x5 Growth Awards please contact John Boutin or Mary Collins at Vermont Business Magazine at (802) 863-8038. Or view details about the event online at www.vermontbiz.com.
West Brom head coach Steve Clarke insists troublesome wantaway striker Peter Odemwingie will not be sold on the cheap this summer, warning any potential suitors: “We are not a charity”. Press Association He added: “I think his goal record for West Brom is something like one in three. Whoever wants him has to pay the market value. Is that the same as it was in January? Yes. We are not a charity.” Clarke prefers to focus instead on Sunday’s season finale against champions Manchester United – and he has urged his side to spoil Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement party. Albion have already achieved their best Barclays Premier League finish and are aiming to break the 50-point barrier and finish in the top eight. However, after a superb first half of the season, their form dipped drastically over the winter period and has slumped again in recent weeks with three consecutive defeats culminating in a 4-0 loss by Norwich last weekend. Clarke’s men have the chance to end the season in style on Sunday by beating the champions in Ferguson’s final match before retirement at the Hawthorns and the Scot is insistent they give a good showing. “We’re not there for a party on Sunday,” warned Clarke, who will share a special bottle of red wine with his counterpart after the match. “Our party will be with our supporters at the end of the game when the players get the chance to thank the fans and the fans get the chance to thank the players for the season. “That’s the only party we’re interested in and we’ll do what we can to finish on a high. We started the season on a high by beating Liverpool and we want to finish on a high against the champions. “I’d be surprised if Sir Alex was just there to celebrate his last match as a manager. It’s about competition and that’s what he’ll be there for.” Odemwingie looks set to leave the Hawthorns in the close season after a series of ill-advised Tweets and misdemeanours in the second half of the campaign. The Nigerian was linked with a move to QPR in January but no deal was struck with the player bizarrely turning up at Rangers’ training ground to complete the deal before the clubs had agreed a fee. His value will have surely diminished due to his behaviour then and since but Clarke is insistent his £4million market value remains the same despite him having six months less remaining on his current deal now. And the Albion chief said: “He has signed a contract.”
Photo © Tipp FM & Denis Vahey Photography Tipp’s camogie players went down at the hands of Wexford yesterday 2-12 to 2-7.It was the third game for the Premier in Group 2 of the All Ireland Championship, and it was a must-win for them to go forward to the All Ireland Quarter Finals.At half time Wexford led, 1-5 to 4 points, with Tipperary coming back to level to pull themselves right back into the game, only to have it slip away once again. The girls have yet to play Offaly in their final game of the group.
Nora McNettNora I. McNett, of Wellington, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Sterling House in Wellington at the age of 97.Nora was born the daughter of George and Leka (Luttrell) Randall on Saturday, April 15, 1916 near Dalton.On July 18, 1935, Nora and Kenith S. McNett were united in marriage in Wellington. Together they celebrated 57 years of marriage. She was a wonderful wife that loved her life on the farm.Nora was a Past Matron with the Order of the Eastern Star, Phoenix Chapter No. 159, Wellington for over 60 years. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Nile. Nora found great strength in her faith and was an active member of the First Christian Church, Wellington.Â Survivors include her son, Roger McNett and his wife Nancy of Wellington, son, Larry McNett and his wife Patsy of Wellington, daughter, Lindra Jindra and her husband Jim of Hesston, grandsons, Scott McNett of Wellington and Randy McNett of Wellington, granddaughters: Mitzi “Ze” Bernardinello and her husband Roberto of Wichita, Lisa Kline of Joliet, Illinois, Jeanette Shelton and her husband Chris of Pohattan, Virginia, Kristi Reimer and her husband Brian of Hesston, Lori Fisher and her husband David of Clovis, California along with 13 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenith, brothers, Earl Randall and Carroll Randall and a great-grandson, Cory Reimer.A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2014.Funeral services for Nora will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in the chapel of Day Funeral Home, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington.Interment will follow at the Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington.A memorial has been established in her loving memory with First Christian Church. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.