Vermont Business Magazine,Vermont Business Magazine (VBM) has announced the winners of its inaugural Rising Stars Award. The list is comprised of 40 winners under the age of 40. Award recipients were selected by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and involvement in their communities.SLIDE SHOW OF WINNERSPHOTOS, BIOS & MORE‘We are thrilled by the response to this initiative to recognize these up-and-coming leaders,’ said VBM Publisher John Boutin. ‘We received many outstanding nominations and the judges had a difficult time getting it down to only 40. Those who believe Vermont is losing its young talent need only look at these incredible individuals. It’s not just about business. It’s also about them making a difference in their communities.’‘I was very impressed with the level of enthusiasm evident within the applications for each nominee,’ said Brigitte Ritchie, Vice President, Community Relations, Citizens Bank. ‘With over seventy applicants it clearly shows the quality of young talent in Vermont.’ Ritchie served as a judge for Rising Stars Award.Attended by Governor Douglas and Governor-elect Shumlin, VBM honored Vermont’s most accomplished young leaders at the Rising Stars Award dinner on Thursday, November 4. The dinner was held at the Sunset Ballroom at the Comfort Suites on Shelburne Road in South Burlington. The honorees are also be featured in a special insert in the November issue of Vermont Business Magazine. SEE FULL LIST BELOW.‘Based on the success of this first effort and the buzz it’s generated, I’m sure the number of nominees will only grow from across the state in the coming years,’ Boutin said.QUICK FACTS: Of the 40 honorees, there were 20 men and 20 women. There were 21 from Chittenden County, 10 from Washington County, four from Lamoille, three from Caledonia, and one each from Rutland and Windham counties. The average age of the winners is 29.http://events.vermontbiz.com/about-rising-stars/Media Contacts:Nicole L’Huillier Fenton | 802-238-6809 | [email protected](link sends e-mail)John Boutin | Vermont Business Magazine | 802.863.8038 | [email protected](link sends e-mail)2010 HONOREESMichael Adams, Owner, Green Mountain Mustard – Eddies Energy Bars, RichmondKelly Ault, Community Organizer, KIDS ARE PRIORITY ONE COALITION, MiddlesexLee Bouyea, Managing Director, FreshTracks Capital, ShelburneJennifer Butson, Director of Public Affairs, Vermont Ski Areas Association, MontpelierKristin Carlson, Senior Reporter/Anchor, WCAX-TV, South BurlingtonRachel Carter, Principal/Owner, Rachel Carter PR, CharlotteHeather Cruickshank, Vice President – Market Manager, Merchants Bank, BurlingtonRachel Cummings, Founder and Consultant, Armistead Caregiver Services, Armistead Caregiver Services, ShelburneWilliam J. Dodge, Director, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, BurlingtonTom Gilbert, Director, Highfields Center for Composting, HardwickMark Hall, Senior Marketing Strategist, New Breed Marketing, WinooskiLaura Hubbell, Program Manager for the CVMC VT Blueprint for Health Integrated Pilot and the CVMC Care Management Department, Central Vermont Medical Center, BerlinTrisha Hunt, Radiation Oncology Manager, Central Vermont Medical Center, BerlinDan Jackson, Vice President of Account Management, Dealer.com, BurlingtonPeter Johnson, Owner, Pete’s Greens, CraftsburyErika Keith, Volunteer Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, WillistonAmy Kirschner, Director VBSR Marketplace, VBSR, BurlingtonHannah Manley, Director of Alumni Relatioins & Development, Lyndon State College, LyndonvilleMeredith Martin Davis, General Manager and Partner, High Mowing Organic Seeds, WolcottPeter McDougall, Attorney, Paul Frank + Collins P.C., BurlingtonMegan McIntosh Frenzen, Assistant Professor, Champlain College, BurlingtonAaron Melville, Attorney, Aaron Melville Attorney at Law, St. JohnsburyOwen Milne, Director of Development, VBSR, BurlingtonKevin O’Hara, Finance Director, Green Mountain Council, BSA, WaterburyAntonia Opitz, Director of Events, Vermont Chamber of Commerce, MontpelierJenna Pugliese, Permits and Planning Manager, Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton MountainNicole Ravlin, Partner/Co-Founder, PMG Public Relations, BurlingtonCathy Resmer, Associate Publisher/Online Editor, Seven Days, BurlingtonDavid Rubel, Area Business Advisor, Vermont Small Business Development Center, MontpelierEdward Shepard, Vice President of Marketing, Small Dog Electronics, WaitsfieldJoe Sinagra, Executive Officer, Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of VT, WillistonBrett Smith, Partner, Fuse, BurlingtonDan Smith, Strategic Consultant, The Arno Group, LLC, StoweHeidi St. Peter, Assoc. Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry for Community Services, St. Michael’s College, ColchesterKate Stephenson, Executive Director, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, WarrenJoshua Terenzini, Sales Manager, Formula Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc., RutlandAlexandra Tursi, Senior Public Relations Associate, Kelliher Samets Volk, BurlingtonJake Whitcomb, New Programs and Communications Balladeer, 1% for the Planet, WaitsfieldBob Whittaker, Dean of Institutional Advancement, Lyndon State College, LyndonvilleKevin Worden, P.E., Vice President, Engineering Ventures, PC, BurlingtonSource: South Burlington’October 4, 2010’Vermont Business Magazine
October 19, 2020
The company has more than 100 million paid subscribers in what Chapek touted as a “significant milestone” affirming the company’s move to streaming its coveted content direct to homes.That includes some 60.5 million for Netflix rival Disney+ along with some 35 million for Hulu and 8.5 million for its ESPN+ sports service.Earnings in the fiscal third quarter were hurt by the pandemic, with Disney’s theme parks, resorts and cruise ships closed or operations suspended, according to the California-based company.”The most significant impact in the current quarter from COVID-19 was an approximately $3.5 billion adverse impact on operating income at our Parks, Experiences and Products segment due to revenue lost as a result of the closures,” the company said in a statement. Disney also reported higher costs to launch its online services.Disney shares were up 4.5 percent in after-market trades that followed release of the earnings.”Despite the harsh realities we are facing today, we have made some encouraging progress,” Chapek said on an earnings call.”We’ve begun a responsible phased reopening of our Parks in Shanghai, Paris, Tokyo, and Orlando, as well as our shopping and dining area, Downtown Disney, in Anaheim.”Theme park reopenings have involved new health and safety measures including a mandatory mask policy, temperature screenings, and capacity restrictions to promote social distancing, Chapek noted.Disney executives said some television and film production has restarted, and that the return of professional sports matches promised to return ad revenue to its ESPN arm.‘Mulan’ heads to homesChapek announced that Disney’s much-delayed blockbuster “Mulan” will skip the big screen and premiere on the streaming platform Disney+ next month, as coronavirus keeps theaters shut across much of the United States. The unprecedented decision – described by Chapek as a “one-off” for a Disney blockbuster – is the latest major blow for movie theater chains already reeling from the pandemic.”Mulan,” a mega-budget live action remake of the tale of a legendary Chinese warrior, will be available from September 4 in homes to Disney+ subscribers for an additional $29.99.”We see this as an opportunity to bring this incredible film to a broad audience currently unable to go to movie theaters, while also further enhancing the value and attractiveness of a Disney+ subscription,” Chapek told an earnings call.The film will launch simultaneously in theaters in territories such as China which do not have currently announced Disney+ launch plans.The move comes as coronavirus cases stall reopening plans for theaters in key markets such as New York and Los Angeles.”We are looking at ‘Mulan’ as a one-off, as opposed to trying to say that there is some new business window model we are looking at” regarding movie launches, Chapek said.But he added that the experiment would provide “very interesting” information on consumers’ willingness to shell out $29.99 for a new streaming title.If successful, the price would help to “recapture some of that investment” in a “fairly expensive” movie, said Chapek.”Mulan” cost an estimated $200 million to produce.Topics : The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reported its quarterly earnings were hit hard as the pandemic emptied theme parks and cruise ships, while it hit a new milestone for streaming subscriptions.The entertainment colossus said it lost US$4.7 billion on revenue of $11.8 billion – about half of the amount of money it took in during the same period last year.”Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, we’ve continued to build on the incredible success of Disney+ as we grow our global direct-to-consumer businesses,” Disney chief executive Bob Chapek said in an earnings release for the quarter ending June 27.
August 26, 2020
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros CLEVELAND — Mike Trout’s recovery from a jammed right wrist has not gone quite as smoothy and he had hoped or expected.A day after Trout said he was “pretty sure” he’d be able to play, he was still not in the Angels lineup. He remains day to day.“Injuries heal at their own pace,” Manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday, the third straight game Trout was not in the lineup. “You can project and be hopeful, but you can’t move forward until these things are at a level where you can go out and play, and he’s not there yet.”Trout jammed his wrist, bracing himself against the dirt on a feet-first slide in the first inning of Wednesday’s game. He continued to play that game as a designated hitter, but he said he was still felt discomfort in his wrist. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trout did some throwing before Saturday’s game, and he tried to swing but he still “felt it pretty good.”Trout said he still considers himself day to day, so they will see how he feels when he gets to the ballpark on Sunday.“I want to be out there,” Trout said. “It’s obviously frustrating. You don’t want to be sitting on the bench watching your team out there. It is what it is. I’ve got to take care of it.”Related Articles