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.
Eric, Lea and their son Kristian Raaschou at the home they have just sold in Mermaid Waters. Picture: AAP/John Gass.It comes as property experts say the upcoming Commonwealth Games and the luxury housing market are driving price growth on the Gold Coast.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland quarterly report reveals house prices on the Gold Coast grew more than Brisbane during the June quarter.REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said it was unusual for a region to outperform a capital city housing market.“The Gold Coast is creating quite a lot of jobs at the moment because of the Commonwealth Games and infrastructure spending,” she said.“It provides a lifestyle that people — particularly from places like Sydney — find highly desirable.”Ms Conisbee said nine of top 10 suburbs in Australia for rental demand were on the Gold Coast. “A lot of people rent first before they buy.” The sale of this home at 13 Intrepid Dr, Mermaid Waters, previously held the price record for the suburb.Kollosche Prestige Agents managing director Jordan Williams negotiated the sale of the property at 51-53 Portobello Rd to a family relocating from Brisbane.Mr Williams said the buyer paid cash for the home after falling in love with the size of the home and the half acre block.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoHe said the majority of his clients were paying cash for high end property above $2.5 million.It’s been a big month for prestige property sales on the Gold Coast, with Mr Williams saying his agency had completed $40 million worth of sales in the past four weeks — the majority to local buyers.“Local buyers are seeing value in the market,” he said.“It’s hard to find good quality homes and buyers are snaffling them up quickly.” 51-53 Portobello Drive Mermaid Waters.THE sale of a waterfront mansion on a half acre block in Mermaid Waters has smashed the house price record for the Gold Coast suburb.Owner Erik Raaschou and his wife, Lea, have just sold their five-bedroom, four-bathroom dream home on a huge 1900 sqm at 51-53 Portobello Road for close to $2.9 million in cash.It’s definitely paid off for Mr Raaschou, who paid $2.05 million for the property in May last year — although he did undertake substantial renovations.“For us to get that sort of a return after a bit over a year is testament to the strength of the Gold Coast market,” he said. “It’s gone nuts.”The record residential sale for Mermaid Waters had previously been held by another five-bedroom waterfront home at 13 Intrepid Drive, which sold for $2.65 million in May 2015. Andrew Winter’s spring selling tips Regional house prices still suffering Brisbane’s new record house price REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee.
The number of coronavirus cases in Florida is quickly approaching the 17,000 mark.According to the Department of Health, there are 16,826 total cases of COVID-19 in our state as of Thursday evening.At least 371 Florida residents have died from COVID-19.Current Positive Cases in FloridaPalm Beach County: 1,333 cases-75 deaths-676 men, 645 women-239 hospitalizationsBroward County: 2,480 cases-67 deaths-1,341 men, 1,120 women-357 hospitalizationsMiami-Dade County: 5,898 cases-66 deaths-3,092 men, 2,735 women-450 hospitalizations