Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility announces five new board members

first_imgVermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces the appointment of five new board members. ‘The staff and current board of VBSR are pleased to welcome five talented and capable people to serve on the VBSR Board of Directors. These new leaders will help VBSR continue to be a vital and positive force for socially responsible business policy and practice in Vermont’, said Andrea Cohen, Executive Director of VBSR.  Brian Dunkiel, of Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel and Hand, and current VBSR Board Chair said,  ‘VBSR has just adopted an updated strategic plan and these new board members will play a critical role in ensuring that the goals are achieved.  The 2012 Board is diverse in size, sector, and geographic region. VBSR’s smart business strategies have never been stronger or more relevant to strengthening Vermont’s economy and communities’ The five new board members include: David Blittersdorf, David Epstein, Stephen Morris, Avram Patt and Markey Read.David Blittersdorf is the founder of AllEarth Renewables, a company dedicated to the development, manufacture and deployment of residential-scale, grid-tied renewable energy systems. He currently lives in Charlotte in a home completely powered by renewable energy sources.David Epstein is a partner in TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design, a long-time VBSR member He also currently serves on the board of the Vermont Foodbank and as a member of the Shelburne Historic Preservation and Design Advisory Committee.Stephen Morris, the co-founder of The Public Press, a book-publishing business that provides options for writers whose works are too specialized for traditional publishers. He is also the editor and publisher of Green Living and the author of six books. Avram Patt is the General Manager and CEO of Washington Electric Co-op, a consumer-owned rural electric utility that has been an early leader in promoting energy efficiency and developing local and renewable power supply sources. He also represents an 11-state region in the resolutions process of the National Rural Electric Cooperative association.Markey Read has worked for the past twenty years providing leadership development, team building, and professional employee development services to employers and individuals throughout Vermont with the company she founded, Career Networks. Markey is also the chapter coordinator for WBON in Williston, and is a member of the American Society of Training and Development.last_img read more

Superlatives from Syracuse’s 90-61 victory over Georgia Tech

first_img Published on March 4, 2017 at 6:07 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse jumped out to a 16-point first-half lead against Georgia Tech on Saturday and cruised to a 90-61 victory over the Yellow Jackets (17-14, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) in the Carrier Dome. The Orange (18-13, 10-8) relied on big scoring nights from Tyus Battle and Andrew White and improved its chances at reaching the NCAA Tournament.Here are superlatives from the game.The Big Moment — Syracuse’s 21-2 runGeorgia Tech cut the Orange’s lead to just five points with 12 minutes remaining. But then SU turned the game around on a furious 21-2 run spanning four minutes. Andrew White scored 17 of those 21 points, including four 3-pointers. Each make was greeted by a larger cheer from the Carrier Dome crowd of 30,448. The run also spanned across two Georgia Tech timeouts.Stud — Andrew WhiteAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhite sparked SU’s key second-half run and was the go-to player on the perimeter. He made 8-of-9 from behind the arc and surpassed his previous career-best total of 35 with 40. Before practice on Friday, he worked with assistant coach Adrian Autry on creating space at the 3-point line. He was able to find similar space against the Yellow Jackets and made GT pay.In White’s last regular season game at home, he cemented himself as a player SU fans will remember.Dud — Taurean ThompsonAfter sparking SU early on with a 3-pointer to cap a game-opening 16-4 run, Thompson cooled off. Tyler Roberson replaced Thompson in the lineup and played the majority of minutes instead. Thompson is the Orange’s best low-post scorer but against an offensively-challenged team like Georgia Tech, SU didn’t need Thompson. He finished with five points and two rebounds in 15 minutes.Highlight — Dajuan Coleman checking inWith about six and a half minutes left, SU’s student section began cheering “We want Coleman!” a call for Syracuse’s senior from nearby Jamesville-DeWitt (New York) High School. After about three minutes of pleading, head coach Jim Boeheim put him in the game. Saturday was Coleman’s final regular season home game and the fans delivered a big sendoff for the former McDonald’s All-American. Coleman had only played in three conference games entering the GT matchup, because his knees haven’t held up, Boeheim said, but the fans delivered a great moment.Lowlight — Georgia Tech’s 9-0 run to start second halfThe Yellow Jackets entered halftime down by 12 but quickly cut the deficit to three. Georgia Tech similarly came back from a nine-point deficit two weeks ago in Atlanta, but this time, the Orange held on to secure the win, its 16th home win of the year. Commentslast_img read more

Clippers angry as they limp home to take on Houston

first_imgScouting HoustonThe Rockets at 35-16 are in third in the Western Conference standings, 6 1/2 games behind first-place Golden State and two ahead of the Clippers. Houston is led by shooting guard James Harden, who’s averaging 27.5 points and 6.8 assists. The Rockets will be without center Dwight Howard, who is out six to eight weeks with a knee injury.BREAKOUTAfter Wednesday, the Clippers won’t play again until Feb. 19 at home against San Antonio. The Clippers on Wednesday night return from their 3-5 Grammy road trip to take on the Houston Rockets at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center. Had they not come through with a 115-98 victory Monday in the trip’s finale, the roadie would have been even tougher to take.According to coach Doc Rivers, there was a sense his team had a good chance to win in spite of the absence of Blake Griffin, who had surgery Monday to remove a staph infection from his right elbow and will be out at least three weeks.“They were angry,” he said of his players, “but we’ve been angry for three or four games. But, you don’t ever know, again, but they were ready. We knew we were going to play well. I felt that way. I didn’t know (if) we were going to win or not. You never know that. We’re playing an excellent team in Dallas.”Well, perhaps the basketball gods were looking down on the Clippers for a change as the Mavericks were missing point guard Rajon Rondo (orbital bone fracture) and lost starting center Tyson Chandler (ankle) and starting shooting guard Monta Ellis (hip) during the first four minutes. The much-needed victory allowed the Clippers (34-19) to retain their sixth spot in the Western Conference standings; they are just a half-game ahead of seventh-place San Antonio (33-19).“Well, it’s nice for us, but then we’ve got one more tough one and we have to be ready for that,” Rivers said, alluding to the game against Houston, the last game before the Clippers have a week off for the All-Star break.Crawford on JordanDeAndre Jordan had 22 points and a career-high 27 rebounds Monday — another All-Star-caliber performance by a player not on the Western Conference All-Star team.“He should be in the All-Star game (Feb. 15),” teammate Jamal Crawford said of Jordan. “He’s an All-Star who’s not playing in the All-Star game. As long as he has the respect of his peers and his coaches, that’s all that matters.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more