The Essex, Vermont s Culinary Resort & Spa, has expanded its management team by hiring a leading statewide tourism sales executive. Dave Hakins, former Executive Director of the Vermont Convention Bureau (VCB) and Vermont Sports & Events Council (VSEC), has joined The Essex as Director of Business Development. We re fortunate to attract a sales pro of Dave s caliber and experience to introduce new sales programs and to identify new markets to leverage our exciting assets, said Jim Glanville, Vice President & General Manager of The Essex. We plan to prosper in this difficult environment by continuing to make smart hiring and expansion decisions. Before leading VCB and VSEC, Hakins was Director of Sales and Promotion for the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing in Governor Jim Douglas administration. Hakins is a member of the Management Committee of the Vermont Hospitality Council, member of the Champlain College adjunct faculty in Hospitality Industry Management, lectures on hospitality management at the University of Vermont, and writes and speaks extensively on group travel, conference-planning and event-marketing. Before returning to his native Vermont a few years ago, Hakins was CEO of a nationally acclaimed meeting, conference and event-planning firm in New Jersey with a Fortune 100 client roster for nearly 20 years and Vice President of Corporate Promotion for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York for eight years prior.Source: The Essex.
Saquon Barkley is athletic. In his rookie season, he finished with 1,307 rushing yards and 721 receiving yards, including 11 touchdowns. MORE: NFL predictions 2019: Cowboys clip Eagles, Giants dip with Redskins in NFC EastWhile he’s not known for his arm, the Giants’ star has been seen challenging his teammates to throwing contests during 2019 training camp. What can’t @saquon do? 🎯😱 pic.twitter.com/OSGn3QNUIn— New York Giants (@Giants) August 6, 2019It makes you wonder, what can’t he do? Throw a no-look pass, that’s what.On Wednesday, Barkley says, “no-look Mahomes” before striking a Giants assistant coach while attempting a Patrick Mahomes-like pass. “No-look. Mahomes.” @saquon’s impression did not go according to plan 😆 pic.twitter.com/rhTa1n5ZSa— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 8, 2019This is a good indicator that Barkley should stick to catching footballs, rather than throwing them.
The transfer window opens on July 1, but already clubs have been busy in a bid to get their business done early.Manchester United finally completed the signing of Memphis Depay on Friday, while Liverpool have moved to snap up James Milner, Danny Ings and Adam Bogdan.There have also been new managerial appointments in the Premier League at West Ham and Newcastle, so talkSPORT has put together 10 questions to see how much you have been following all the transfer news.About | Privacy | Terms 1 Play the talkSPORT transfer quiz