Vermont Chamber of Commerce opens nominations for hospitality industry awards

first_imgIndividuals from Vermont’s leading hotels, B&Bs, resorts, inns, restaurants, shops, attractions, and recreation destinations will gather in Woodstock for the Annual Hospitality Gala in November. Celebrating Vermont’s tourism industry and its contributions to Vermont’s economy, the highlight of the Gala is honoring five individuals with the hospitality industry’s most prestigious awards: Borden Avery Innkeeper of the Year, Chef of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, B&B Innkeeper of the Year, and Allied Member of the Year. Award winning businesses/people will:Demonstrate superior management ability as reflected in a successful businessDisplay commitment to training, motivating, and furthering self-improvement of staffPromote and support legislation beneficial to the hospitality industry on local, state, and national levels; andProvide consistent leadership within the community Nominations are being accepted now through September 1, 2011, via an online form. Additional information about the awards and the nomination form are available online from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce website at www.vtchamber.com(link is external) at under Awards and Events section of the Hospitality and Tourism tab.Self-nominations are welcome. Press clippings, letters of reference, and other materials to support nominations are encouraged.  Click Here to nominate. Last year’s award winners were: Jim Glanville of the Essex in Essex, Borden E. Avery Inn Keeper of the Year; David Kanal & George DeFina of the Deer Brook Inn in Woodstock, B&B Innkeeper of the Year; Amy Chamberlain of The Perfect Wife in Manchester, Chef of the Year; Eric Warnstedt of Hen of the Wood in Waterbury, Restaurateur of the Year; and John Crabbe of the Vermont Tent Company in South Burlington, Allied Member of the Year.last_img read more

DLDC recruiting Health Facilitators in North Donegal

first_imgDo your friends and family describe you as a people person? With a caring nature? Passionate about health and wellbeing? Always motivating others to try new things? Then this is the role for you! DLDC have an exciting opportunity for unemployed people in North Donegal. The company are currently recruiting health facilitators in North Donegal. To be eligible people need to meet the Tús or Rural Social Scheme criteria.The health project offers free support to individuals and communities who want to improve their overall health and well-being.  Siobhan Coyle, DLDC explained, “Health facilitators work with people on a one-to-one basis, helping them identify the health area they want to improve, and provides them with support and motivation to make small lifestyle changes. The role is really suited to a person who enjoys working with people, has an interest in wellbeing or wants a career in health and wellbeing or community work. Full training is provided”. Jackie Devine was looking for opportunities to gain work experience to gain meaningful employment. We asked her to describe her experience so far:“I’ve been involved in lots of different activities, for example group work and promotion at public events. It has really broadened my horizons. I have been able to fit in my time on the project with my family life. The project works around me. Working one to one with clients have given me great experience in developing my communication and interpersonal skills.”DLDC are recruiting health facilitators in North Donegal. This includes Inishowen, Fanad, Rosguill, Derryveagh, Falcarragh, Letterkenny, Milford, Kilmacrenan and Ballyboffey northwards. The positions are under the RSS or Tus programmes. The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) is aimed at low-income farmers and fishermen/women. The Tús initiative is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people. Siobhan Coyle, explained: ‘’There are various criteria that people need to meet to be eligible for Tús or RSS. I would advise people contact us directly so that we can go through the different criteria as everyone’s situation is different’’.DLDC are holding an open drop-in information session on Monday 21st  October  2-4pm in the DLDC Offices at No.1 Millennium Court, Pearse Road, Letterkenny. For further information contact Laura Duddy 07491-27056 lduddy@dldc.org. The Deadline is Friday 25th October. DLDC recruiting Health Facilitators in North Donegal was last modified: October 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DLDCHealth FacilitatorsUnemployedlast_img read more

Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, UP Yoddha vs Dabang Delhi in Noida: UP Beat Delhi 50-33

first_imgTheir defence, like last season, has been stellar so far. While skipper Nitesh Kumar has had a good campaign, the star on the defensive side has been Left Corner Sumit, who is currently on pace to finish the campaign as one of the season’s leading tackle point scorers. With the defence and offence working in tandem, UP Yoddha are one of the most in-form and balanced outfits in the league, and Dabang Delhi KC will have their work cut out on Saturday.Dabang Delhi succumbed to just their third defeat of the season against Bengal Warriors in their previous outing and, while results elsewhere have since confirmed their spot in the semi-final, they need to win aganst UP Yoddha to keep a hold on their top spot. Raider Naveen Kumar extended his unprecedented run of Super 10s to 18 and another one against UP Yoddha will see him break the record for the most Super 10s in a campaign (19), held jointly by him and Pardeep Narwal.Their defence had a rare off night against Bengal Warriors as they could muster just six tackle points – their lowest this season – and veterans Joginder Narwal and Ravinder Pahal will be aiming to put in a better showing against UP Yoddha. Coach Krishan Kumar Hooda could opt to test his bench strength against a formidable foe and give opportunities to the likes of Meraj Sheykh and Saeid Ghaffari, who have seen their playing time diminish over the past few matches. UP Yoddha are aiming to become one of only two teams, alongside Bengal Warriors, to qualify beyond the league stage in the past three campaigns. Their recent winning form has come at the back of the starry performance from raider Shrikant Jadhav. He has solidified his spot as the lead raider with consistent performances throughout the campaign and the past eight matches have seen him score 76 raid points at an average of 9.5 per game with three Super 10s. He and rookie Surender Gill have carried the bulk of the raiding load and the duo has performed exceedingly well for UP Yoddha..@UpYoddha are a team on a mission as they go into #UPvDEL in search of a win to cement their position in the playoffs.Here’s what you need to know about tonight’s fixture: https://t.co/vYBy4Sbh1l⌛️: 7 PM📺: Star Sports & Hotstar#IsseToughKuchNahi #VIVOProKabaddi pic.twitter.com/viEfXjWaBt— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 5, 2019last_img read more

TAT launches new redesigned Amazing Thailand logo

first_imgThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is spearheading both its global marketing initiatives, including the redesigned Amazing Thailand campaign’s logo, to boost the positive image of Thailand, positioning the country as a quality leisure destination, and domestic marketing initiatives; such as, the creation of regional value proposition to entice Thai and foreign tourists to discover the many amazing stories in Thailand.In 2015, the Thai tourism industry hit the highest record in its history, receiving tourism revenue of 1.4 trillion Baht or a 23 per cent year-on-year increase, and attracting 29.8 million international tourist arrivals or an increase of 20 per cent over 2014. The number of domestic trips reached 138.8 million, generating revenue of 790 billion Baht.Building on this success, TAT announced the repositioning for the country’s tourism branding, replacing it with a new strategy to focus on promoting the kingdom as a “Quality Leisure Destination through Thainess” to enhance traveller expenditure, the average length of stay, and the overall quality of the traveller experience rather than the number of tourists.Dr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, “As the Thai government’s official body that has been promoting Thailand as a tourist destination to international and local travellers while supporting the development of the country’s tourism industry for more than 55 years, it’s now high time for us to realign our strategy.“Our target for the next 4-5 years will be in line with the government’s policy that highlights the importance of tourism in a 360-degree dimension for economic development, job creation, income distribution, and the role in enhancing social integration and preserving the environment.”A core part of TAT’s global marketing initiatives is Amazing Thailand, a well-established integrated campaign that puts the spotlight on Thailand’s plethora of charming attractions, diversity of destinations, the uniqueness of Thai culture and traditions, the simple ways of life, and the warm, welcoming friendliness of the Thai people.To enhance the appeal of Thailand as a quality leisure destination, TAT has launched a new logo of the Amazing Thailand campaign, incorporating the attraction and charm of that most well-known characteristic of Thailand – the Smile.Ornate details of the traditional Thai Kanok pattern have been adjusted to create the ‘Smile’ symbol. It also represents friendship, enjoyment, happiness and hospitality.The letter ‘A’ in the word ‘Thailand’ has been re-designed to look like a pair of smiling eyes, which, when accompanied with the ‘Smile’ symbol, perfectly form a person’s smiling face. The colour schemes have also been specifically chosen to underpin the image of softness.Through the new Amazing Thailand campaign’s logo, TAT has outlined strategies to strengthen the appeal of Thailand as a quality leisure destination. Among the initiatives is a content marketing tactic to entice travellers to discover the many amazing stories in Thailand and gain memorable experience.Another key initiative is to better balance the country’s domestic and international tourism sectors. This year, TAT announced its intention to do more to boost domestic tourism by encouraging Thai people to travel within Thailand. Local tourism destinations will be developed to inject income to the local economy. This is aiming to support the government policy of creating the “Strength from Within.”TAT has created a value proposition for each of the five major regions – North, South, East, Central, and Northeast – across the nation to boost domestic tourism. The regional proposition are the North: A Million Inspirations, A Thousand Charms; the Northeast: Spicy Isan; the Central: Happiness Within Reach; the East: Simply Colorful, and the South: Wonderful Hideaway.Under this concept, the ideas underline the outstanding assets of each region including the individual culture and way of life together with the unique experiences to offer tourists.This would shape the new dimension towards domestic tourism and inspire local tourists to explore the new journey or revisit those destinations with changing experiences. Also, foreign travellers are invited to embark on this journey and venture into this diversity of fascination. Visit ThailandSource = Tourism Authority of Thailandlast_img read more