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Chittenden Bank Helps Local Families by Donating $2,000 to the Burlington Children’s Space

first_imgChittenden Bank Helps Local Families byDonating $2,000 to the Burlington Children’s SpaceBurlington, VT The quality childcare and early educational development programs provided by the Burlington Children’s Space (BCS) help children and their families grow and thrive within their community. As the organization enters its 25th year of service, BCS is seeking additional support to supplement the tuition for families who do not qualify due to the freezes placed on the subsidy program. A sliding scale for tuition was adjusted this fall to create additional relief to families impacted by the freeze. BCS has agreed to reserve 21 spots for families receiving state subsides for tuition, and maintain 15 preschool spots for a collaboration supporting Head Start Eligible families. The additional funding is critical for children who come from households that lack access to resources as basic as parents who read to them, play-related learning experiences, and the books, tools, and activities needed to stimulate intellectual and physical growth.”At Chittenden Bank, we understand the need to provide quality childcare for families that otherwise would not have an option. We are pleased to give a $2,000 donation to support the efforts of BCS,” said Kathy Schirling, Senior Vice President at Chittenden Bank.BCS Director Sarah Adams-Kollitz said, “We were very impressed with Chittenden Bank’s decision to fund essential services to some of the communitys most vulnerable citizens.””Affordable high quality child care is an essential service: a link to financial stability for parents who work or attend school, a source of learning and inspiration for young children, as well as a place where parents can seek additional support in times of need. Because of community support like this gift from the Chittenden Bank we are able to offer parents a sliding scale for tuition (the only one in the county), for which parents are extremely grateful,” explained Adams-Kollitz. One parent said, “If it were not for all the dear hearts at BCS I would not be able to put my energy into my new business and help it get off the ground. Literally, BCS is helping me achieve my life long dream!”Burlington Children’s SpaceHealthy, inquisitive, joyful children are a sign of a healthy society and something a community can take pride in. Children from all economic sectors are provided with care and early education of the highest quality. The BCS has been serving the community for over 25 years, for more information please call the McClure Multi-Generational Center at 802-658-1500.About Chittenden BankChittenden Bank has proudly served businesses and individuals statewide for more than 100 years. With assets greater than $3.3 billion and 47 offices located throughout the state, Chittenden is dedicated to meeting the financial needs of Vermonters at every stage of life. Chittenden Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Bank headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut with assets of over $21 billion. For more information please visit www.chittenden.com(link is external) or call the Customer Service Center at 800-545-2236.-###-last_img read more

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Cherry Black Women Lawyers set candidates breakfast forum

first_img Cherry Black Women Lawyers set candidates breakfast forum Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association will host its judicial candidates breakfast forum at the newly renovated Miami Lyric Theatre on Saturday, June 17, beginning at 9 a.m.According to the association, the purpose of the breakfast forum is to invite the community to become educated about the candidates who are seeking to be elected as judges in Miami-Dade County. It will also enable judicial candidates to meet with members of the community, encourage people to vote during the judicial elections, and provide an avenue for business leaders and community persons to network in a diverse setting.The cost is $25 per person and includes a catered breakfast buffet, an opportunity to network and meet other members of the community and the judicial candidates. Each attendee will receive a copy of GSC-BWLA’s judicial candidates resource guide, which includes information about the candidates.The Lyric Theatre is located at 819 N.W. 2nd Avenue in Miami.For more information call (305) 376-4154. Cherry Black Women Lawyers set candidates breakfast forum June 15, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

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3 key skills women bring to the tech table

first_img 58SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Martina Schubert Martina Schubert is chief technology officer for LenderClose, a digital lending platform that injects speed and efficiency into the lending process, greatly enhancing the borrowing experience. Across a career of … Web: https://www.lenderclose.com Details Starting out in computer programming in the 1980s meant having few female peers. When I was offered my first job, I remember feeling grateful a company would want to hire me.Most of my early career was spent trying to be one of the guys, emulating their styles and putting on a tough exterior. That continued for many years, as there were few, if any, female role models to follow. As I eventually entered into executive roles, the field was still continuing to recognize that the injection of more women in IT roles could bring different, yet equally valuable, skills and approaches to the workplace.I’m glad that’s changing now.I recently participated in a panel hosted by Microsoft and Des Moines Area Community College that focused on careers for women in IT. It gave me a chance to think about some of the key skills that women bring to the tech table. Here are my top three:CoachingI don’t think it’s much of a surprise to say I’ve noticed differences in the way men and women communicate in a team setting. But I have seen a specific communication style I think female managers use really effectively: coaching.When I finally worked for my first female president, I noticed that she asked questions in a way that encouraged exploration and guided me to reach my own conclusions. Instead of telling me what to do, she pointed to tools and focused on my growth and evolution. I loved that approach, and it translates well to the tech space.Contemporary technology teams are made up of highly technical people who need to collaborate extensively. Good communication and personal investment make it work. It’s important that team members have buy-in and understand how their roles and personal development tracks impact the larger picture.Emotional Intelligence When I was considering coming to work for LenderClose, CEO Omar Jordan sent me an article about female leaders faring better during the pandemic. His gesture spoke volumes because it told me he recognized, and appreciated, the traits of empathetic leadership that many women often embody.The tech profession is stressful enough without the added strain of a global virus outbreak. Building complex solutions in a landscape that’s rapidly changing and to which tech professionals are continuously pressured to adapt, naturally creates challenges. Throw in a pandemic that’s adding all sorts of new stressors – and the need to consider our colleagues’ emotional needs becomes clear.When times are tough and people are struggling – whether it’s because of a public health crisis or a super-stressful project – showing empathy and concern for what team members are experiencing makes a powerful, positive difference. Sensing and responding to their emotional and social wellness improves both the workplace culture and employee performance.Effective Team BuildingDuring my career, the most outstanding professionals and leaders I have worked with weren’t the ones who seemed to know everything. Instead, it was the individuals who acknowledged they didn’t. Doing so requires humility and self-awareness, and I believe these are key strengths that help many female leaders build high-performing teams.Recognizing that you don’t have all the answers and necessary skills encourages good leaders to surround themselves with those who have different strengths and can complement their weaknesses. The natural outcome is more diversity.Technology solutions are becoming increasingly more innovative. The most creative, disruptive new ideas come from a team that looks at challenges through many different lenses.I’m really proud of the diversity of our LenderClose technology team. That’s not just the ratio of women to men (which is 60/40), but the many different races, ethnicities, backgrounds, and ages, too, that make up our fast-growing team. I know our technology is better because of it.last_img read more

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Man charged with first degree robbery

first_imgIthaca Police say there are four other armed robberies that are still under investigation. Authorities say all of those incidents were reported to the department within the last 15 days. Forest was arraigned at Ithaca City Court and has been remanded to the Tompkins County Jail. The Ithaca Police Department says 40-year-old Allen Forest of Lansing entered a store, displayed a handgun and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.center_img ITHACA, N.Y. (WBNG) — A man has been charged with robbery in the first degree after robbing a convenience store with a handgun.last_img read more

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Arsenal’s Pepe continues to prove prowess as penalty expert

first_img Loading… The Ivory Coast international had scored a sublime goal in the Gunners 2-1 loss against Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend with the assist coming from Anglo-Nigerian wideman Bukayo Saka. This time, Alexandre Lacazette was brought down in the box by Chris Basham in the first half and referee Paul Tierney wasted no time in pointing to the spot. Pepe stepped up and dispatched with ease. Sheffield equalised in the 87th minute via David McGoldrick, but Real Madrid loanee Daniel Ceballos saved the game from going into extra time with the winner in injury time. It was Pepe’s second successful penalty conversion for Arsenal after netting his first in a 3-2 comeback Premier League home win over Aston Villa on September 22, 2019. It was also his first goal for the north London club on that occasion.Advertisement The goal at Bramall Lane means Pepe has now scored 12 of his last 13 penalties dating back to his time with Lille. Arsenal have equally been successful in 12 of their last 13 spot-kicks. This strong record is a ray of light for Pepe who has been criticised for not living up to expectations since his record £72 million move from Lille last summer. Though he has played 34 times in all competitions, he has scored only seven goals and provided eight assists, which is a very low standard compared to his final season with Lille where he had a hand in 35 competitive goals (23 goals, 12 assists) in 41 outings. Pepe’s most notable goals for Arsenal this season came in a 3-2 win over Vitoria Guimaraes in the group phase of the Europe League. The Gunners were down 2-1 and Pepe came on for Lacazette 15 minutes from time and scored a fantastic brace in the 88th and 90th minutes, his second being a delicious free-kick deep in injury time. Arsenal’s next challenge will come at the Emirates Stadium against Norwich City in the Premier League on Wednesday evening. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Nicolas Pepe made it two goals in three games for Arsenal after scoring a penalty against Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.last_img read more

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