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 firstname.lastname@example.org(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.
The story behind USC senior defensive back Josh Shaw’s recent ankle injury took a bizarre turn today, as the validity of his version of events came into question. Head coach Steve Sarkisian announced at practice this morning that the athletic department had received several calls questioning Shaw’s claims that he suffered two high ankle sprains in the act of saving his young nephew from drowning last Saturday night. Sarkisian voiced his support of the newly named co-captain, but was clear that USC would investigate the incident further.“Within the last few hours or so we have gotten a few calls contradicting what Josh said occurred Saturday night,” Sarkisian said. “We’re going to continue to vet it. We’re going to look at it.”The incident, which took place in Shaw’s home of Palmdale, California, came under further scrutiny when anonymous sources later claimed that there was a police inquiry underway. The Palmdale Sheriff’s Department quickly denied that they had any information on an investigation regarding Shaw, followed by a similar denial from the Los Angeles Police Department.LAPD, which had planned a news conference this afternoon, was adamant that it had nothing to do with Shaw.As a mob of reporters circled around him this morning, Sarkisian defended Shaw’s character and stood behind him.“He’s a good person,” Sarkisian said. “He’s a good kid. He came to us with what had occurred Saturday night and I have no reason, no history to not believe Josh and his story.”Check dailytrojan.com for further updates.
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