The Vermont Family Business Initiative (VFBI) and the Coaching Center of Vermont have announced a partnership this week to assist Vermont family and privately owned businesses with transition, succession, and financial planning issues. The Coaching Center of Vermont joins Gallagher, Flynn and Company, and hmc2 Agency as current partners of the VFBI. The VFBI works with business owners and their successors to identify challenging transitional issues and develop strategies for successful business transition and strategic growth.Dann Van Der Vliet, Director of the VFBI, reflected on the new partnership, ‘We’re pleased that The Coaching Center is joining our efforts to assist family and other closely-held businesses in the state. Coaching is an emerging tool that many successful owners have utilized to implement change and execute their ideas more rapidly.’ According to a recent study, one on one coaching helped to increase productivity nearly 88%, as compared to 22% with just training alone. Since its inception in 2002, the Coaching Center of Vermont (CCVT), Inc. has been a leader in coaching and development ‘ both personal and professional. Located in the Champlain Mill in Winooski, the center comprises over a dozen professionally trained and credentialed coaches and is jointly owned by Liz Dallas and Lea Belair. In 2007 CCVT created the Vital Business division to better support businesses and organizations ready to grow their workforce by investing in their best talent. The division comprises additional coaches who specialize in business as well as strategic partners who offer their expertise in fields from finance to corporate wellness to career enhancement. Liz Dallas, founder of the Coaching Center states “The Coaching Center is committed to helping business owners succeed. This partnership with the VFBI represents a mutual opportunity for both parties to help business owners realize their full potential and expose a new generation to the benefits of coaching,” states Ms. Dallas.The Vermont Family Business Initiative is dedicated to supporting and strengthening the network of businesses that are family and privately owned. The VFBI serves family business owners, next generation leaders and key employees through a series of family business forums and affinity groups with peers in other successful family firms.For more information, go to http://uvm.edu/familybusiness(link is external)
Brookville, IN—On Thursday, the Brookville Police Department responded to Jim True Ford to investigate a vehicle theft.According to employees, a black 1996 Ford F-250, pictured to the right, was stolen from the service lot sometime in the late evening hours of Saturday, June 15th.Officers are requesting anyone with information or knowledge of this incident, please contact The Brookville Police Department at (765) 647-4178. Persons who wish to provide information may remain anonymous
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This article is part of the Daily Trojan‘s supplement issue, “If you build it, will they come?” This semester’s supplement focused on the impact of the new Ronald Tutor Campus Center and University Gateway apartment complex, both of which will open this fall.On a Friday in April, four Daily Trojan staffers took a tour of the new Ronald Tutor Campus Center, which is scheduled to open in August. The building offers an array of venues new to USC’s campus, and administrators hope it becomes a destination for students during the week, at night and on weekends. Here’s one student’s take on the places in the campus center most likely to help reach that goal.The BallroomThe Ballroom is enormous. Our tour guide boasted that it can seat 1,200 students, and administrators have touted its flexibility. It can be used for concerts, plays, lectures, parties and formal dinners. It can also be divided into smaller sections for conferences and meetings. Student groups will be able to reserve this room. I imagine it will end up being a cross between Town and Gown and Bovard Auditorium.TraditionsFor students, Traditions is clearly the premiere attraction in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. It’s built like a sports bar, with booths facing a long bar and flat screen televisions lining the walls. The bar will also serve food and unlike in the past, the new Traditions will be open to anyone, even those under 21. Like at The Lab, students who are drinking will be required to show I.D. Given Traddies’ new hours — open until at least 2 a.m. on weekends — I could easily see it becoming a go-to hangout for students wanting to grab a bite or a drink, watch the game or just relax.Tommy’s PlaceTommy’s Place is connected to Traditions. It’s is a performance/hangout venue about twice the size of Ground Zero Café, and will be a great place for concerts, comedy sketches, readings, etc. It also has a huge screen that can broadcast live television, and we’re told Tommy’s will transform into a theater to watch away football games. There will also be pool tables. Combined with Traditions, Tommy’s seems like a great place for students to gather, but like everything else in the campus center I would have thought it’d be bigger, considering how many students will likely be using it.The Trojan Family RoomThe Trojan Family Room is the cornerstone of the campus center, the first thing you see when you enter the main doors. It seems, however, to be targeted least toward current students. It’s a large, circular room with fancy furniture and flashy memorabilia, but few televisions. The nearby concierge booth also struck me as strange. The Trojan Family Room seems like a way to sell USC to alumni and prospective students, who must walk by this room to reach the admissions center on the second floor. But I doubt many current students will hang out here.Moreton Fig RestaurantMoreton Fig Restaurant is the new Upstairs Commons. If you weren’t around for Upstairs Commons, you missed out: It was a sprawling upscale restaurant where students could use dining dollars. Moreton Fig is in the same mold, but in a more intimate setting. Tight booths and wide windows dot the room; it has access to a patio seating area and it has a bar. But, like the food court, it seems much too small for USC’s huge student body and Trojan Family. We didn’t get a peek at the menu, but it likely won’t be cheap.The Food CourtThe food court is a wide open space next to a large outdoor courtyard. It will house Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Carl’s Jr., a small version of California Pizza Kitchen, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and one other restaurant to be announced soon. There’s also a marketplace similar to the one in The Lot. The food court is surprisingly small and I found myself wondering if it could accommodate the lunch rush. But an array of flat screen televisions means it could be a great place to grab a bite and watch the game. Take-out windows that are accessible from the courtyard also mean students will be able to order food after the food court is closed.