The Women Business Owners Network (WBON) welcomes 16 new members.Lisa Dagett, The UPS Store #4618; Linda Doty, Vermont By the Bushel; Sarah Forbes, Sarah Forbes Design; Sue Gillis, Vermont Woman; Bonnie Horsford, Universal Mortgage; Doris Kopp, Granny Blossom’s Specialty Foods & Marketing, Inc; Dr. Maria Kowalchyk-DeVito, De Vito Associates; Joan Lynch, The Inner Garden; Elizabeth Meyer, Child Care Resource; Catherine Miller, Education Consultant; Linda Mirabile, Mirabile Designs; Michelle Parent, Child Care Resource; Joanne Patalano, Eservices of Vermont, Web Designer – Database Developer – Computer Instructor; Cheryl Pickreign, Vermont Economic Development Authority; Pamela Scanlon, Athena Consulting; Emily Stebbins, Stebbins Ink;Womens Business Owners Network (WBON) is a Vermont-based non-profit association for women business owners. Since 1984, WBON has been offering a forum for members to exchange information and resources in an atmosphere of mutual respect.For more information, go to www.wbon.org(link is external) or call 802-363-WBON.
Greensburg, In. — Nominations for three awards from the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce are currently being accepted until Oct. 18, 2018. Those awards include the Entrepreneur of the Year, the Chamber’s Small Business Grant, and the prestigious Don Horan Community Service Leader of the Year Award.Established fulltime in 1975, (the first presentation was in 1961), the Chamber’s Community Service Leader of the Year Award is considered the top award in the community. The award is to recognize citizens who have participated actively and continuously in community service activities in Greensburg and Decatur County, making a difference for our community and county.In 2013, to commemorate the contributions business leader and philanthropist Don Horan left behind following his death, the Community Service Award was renamed The Don Horan Community Service Leader of the Year Award. Don was instrumental in bringing new business to our community and he was active in promoting the Greensburg/Decatur County area. He also contributed greatly to causes in our area, and preferred to stay out of the spotlight of those contributions.It is intended that such activity of those nominated be diverse and that the recipients be selected without regard to age, gender, occupation, political or religious affiliation. The record of the community participation of the nominee should be described. Such participation could include involvement with family, church, social work, civic groups, business, elderly, youth and other forms of volunteerism.Since the award was first established, there have been 72 winners, with some years having more than one winner. Previous winners have included, but not limited to the likes of Walter Lowe, Gilman Stewart, John Stewart, Hugh Miller, Cleo Duncan, Morgan Miers, Frank Braden, Mike Gasper, David Fry, Bill and Jackie Blasdel, Jim Saler, Bryan Robbins, Cliff Byard, Joe and Susan Rust, and John Corya, just to name a few.The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce is also seeking nomination for Entrepreneur of the Year, an award first established in 2006 by the Chamber. Previous winners have included Bill Obermeyer of Obermeyer Agri Group, Denim and Honey, Cutting Edge Sporting Goods, Neal’s Chop Shop, Steir Heating and Cooling, as well as others of course.Finally, the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce presents an annual Small Business Grant of $1,000 to a Chamber member business in good standing as selected by a committee who reviews the applications.Applications for each award are available on the Chamber website here. They are also available at the Chamber office or at the front desk of Greensburg City Hall, 314 W. Washington St., Greensburg, IN 47240.Deadline to submit applications and nominations is 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.Winners will be recognized at the Chamber’s annual banquet being held this year on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Chamber member and supporter Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelby County. More information about tickets to the event will be released soon.
Malinga becomes first bowler to take 100 wickets in T20Is.The Lankan skipper took a historic hat-trick to decimate Kiwis.Sri Lanka bowled New Zealand out for 88 and won the match by 37 runs. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : Sri Lankan skipper Lasith Malinga on Friday took a hat trick became the first bowler in Twenty20 internationals to claim 100 wickets, achieving the feat in the third match against New Zealand in Kandy. Soon after reaching the feat, the Lankan speedster decimated the New Zealand top order by picking up four wickets in four balls.Malinga, who surpassed Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi’s tally of 97 scalps to become the leading T20 wicket-taker on Sunday, bowled Colin Munro to get a century of wickets in his 76th match.The 36-year-old speedster went on to complete a hat-trick and took four wickets in four balls. Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor followed Munro to the pavilion. The Lankans bowled New Zealand out for 88 to win the third T20 by 37 runs. highlights
Share Submit The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest Gambling Participation Report covering the year of 2017. The report provides a unique and comprehensive update on gambling trends across the UK, examining the rates of participation, at-risk gambling and the effectiveness of self exclusions.Breaking down overall gambling participation, the report revealed that in spite of online participation in gambling increasing in most activities, overall participation in gambling has decreased by 3% from the previous year to 45%.There was significant growth in the use of mobile phones and tablets to gamble, with 51% of online players reporting to have gambled on a mobile or tablet in 2017, in contrast to just 43% in 2016.Detailing levels of problem gambling in the UK, the report revealed that just 0.8% of people identified themselves as problem gamblers, as few as 6% of bettors have opted to self-exclude in the last year. However, the awareness of self-exclusion amongst those who have never excluded remained at a stable a level of 35%.With regards to marketing and operator use of social media, gambling operators still retain a powerful advertising presence as 26% of online gamblers follow a gambling company on a social media platform with rates highest among 18-24 year olds. Additionally, 51% of people have seen a gambling advert on the television in the past week and 46% of people have seen or heard a gambling sponsorship on the television or radio in the past week.Ben Haden, programme director at the Gambling Commission commented: “Our new three year strategy sets out our role in developing a strong evidence base and improved understanding of the impact gambling has on society. Today’s report makes an important contribution to that work as it presents a comprehensive view on how the British public is choosing the gamble and their attitudes to the current market.“Our research shows the main factor that influences where someone gambles, is a company with a reputation for being fair and trustworthy. The message from that is clear – gambling companies that treat their customers well and act responsibly will be at an increasingly competitive advantage.” Share Related Articles HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Kenneth Alexander: Industry’s regulatory future is in-play as live sport resumes June 15, 2020 StumbleUpon UK greyhound racing fast-tracks unlimited races June 9, 2020