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BioTek Instruments receives Deane C Davis Outstanding Vermont Business Award

first_imgBioTek Instruments,This morning at the Opening Ceremonies of the Vermont Business & Industry EXPO, organized by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Governor Jim Douglas presented the highly anticipated Deane C Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award to BioTek Instruments, Inc of Winooski. BioTek is the 20th winner of this annual award that was conceived by Vermont Business Magazine and the Chamber in 1990.In an effort to recognize and honor Vermont s best companies, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine created the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award in 1990. Named for the former Governor of Vermont, this annual award honors a Vermont business that shows an outstanding history of sustained growth while displaying an acute awareness of what makes Vermont unique.BioTek Instruments, Inc. is a privately held and family-run business that was founded in 1968. The organization develops instruments used to facilitate the drug recovery process and to aid in the advancement of life science research. This evolving company is committed to continued financial growth, the welfare of its employees and reducing the company s impact on the environment, making it a strong contender for this prestigious award. BioTek s dedication to its employees, the community, and the environment is impressive, said Betsy Bishop, President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. This company exemplifies the spirit of Vermont business and is most deserving of the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business distinction.Aside from the Winooski location, BioTek maintains offices in Germany, France, Switzerland, the UK, Singapore, China, and India. All locations combined employ nearly 300 people, 259 of whom are located in Vermont. Since 2005, a 52 percent increase in its workforce encouraged BioTek to build a cutting-edge laboratory, adding 8,000 square feet to the Winooski property. With growing workforce numbers, the employee record reports an impressive retention rate with the average tenure of a BioTek employee exceeding 10 years and 18 percent averaging more than 20 years.The company has also shown great strides in sales and growth over the past five years. Since 2005, BioTek sales have increased 78 percent, a striking number given the recent economy. BioTek has demonstrated many unique qualities that made it stand out in the crowded field of applicants seeking this highly respected award, said John Boutin, Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine. The company s proven track record of success is to be commended.BioTek management offers an open-door policy for the staff, encouraging thoughts on policy adjustments to decrease costs or increase employee satisfaction. Annual reviews are holistically approached, based on the individual in the present, past and with a focus on the future. BioTek also promotes continued education by offering 100 percent tuition reimbursement and a Bonus Pool that pays a uniform amount to each person, since every employee is considered an equal contributor to the company.BioTek s commitment to employees is apparent and so is its dedication to the community. The organization encourages all staff to participate in community programs in order to strengthen the bond with the local community.Listed in the top five principals of BioTek s mission statement is a pledge to reduce the company s overall impact on the environment. In 2008, the company created a team of employees dedicated to continually promoting employee involvement in cleaning up its procedures. The Green Team coordinates with Efficiency Vermont and Chittenden Solid Waste District to ensure the preservation of Vermont s natural environment. Since the team was established, BioTek expanded its original recycling program, upgraded its buildings to meet strict environmental codes, created a composting policy and switched to recycled, compostable materials. Employees are also encouraged to carpool to work or receive financial reimbursement for using a bicycle.In order for a business to win the award, they must show growth in sales or employment, commitment of company resources for participation in community projects, encouragement of employees to be involved in community events, recognition of the importance of the environment to the state as a natural and economic resource, and addressing employee concerns/needs to create a positive work environment for all employees. The business must have also been based in Vermont for at least 10 years.Many Vermont companies exemplify the standards by which the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business Award nominees are judged, but only three could be distinguished as finalists for this 20 year-old award. The three finalists for this year s Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business Award were: BioTek Instruments, Inc. of Winooski, The Foley Family of Companies of Rutland, and Small Dog Electronics of Waitsfield.Photo 1: BioTek Instruments, Inc. receives the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award presented by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine during the Opening Ceremonies of EXPO. From the left: Governor Jim Douglas, Adam Alpert Vice President of BioTek, Briar Alpert President and CEO of BioTek, John Boutin-Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine, and Betsy Bishop-President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.Photo 2: BioTek Instruments, Inc. receives the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award presented by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine during the Opening Ceremonies of EXPO. From the left: Governor Jim Douglas, Briar Alpert President and CEO of BioTek, Adam Alpert Vice President of BioTek, and John Boutin-Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine.Photo 3: Vermont Business & Industry EXPO Opening Ceremony Ribbon Cutting. From the left: Vermont Chamber President Betsy Bishop, Governor Jim Douglas, and Vermont Chamber Board Chair Mark Saba.The Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the largest state-wide private, not-for-profit business organization represents nearly every sector of the state’s corporate/hospitality community. Our mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.Source: Vermont Chamber of Commerce. 5.26.2010###last_img read more

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Room to grow a family in renovated lowset

first_imgOne of the living spaces at 37-39 Sobar St, Burpengary.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and modern ensuite and there is a fifth bedroom that could be used as a study. “We have the kids down one end of the house and our room is at the other end, so we have a retreat and really nice ensuite,” Mrs Hinte said. Outside there is an in-ground swimming pool with gazebo and slide, a double garage, garden shed, vegetable patch and a large wraparound veranda. The home at 37-39 Sobar St, Burpengary.THIS big family home has had a makeover and is on the market in Burpengary. The property at 37-39 Sobar St is on a 3006sq m block with swimming pool, double lockup garage and entertaining area with a pizza oven. Owner Dinelle Hinte said she and her husband had the house built in 1995 and renovated the property four years ago. “We had the kitchen completely renovated, the ensuite and main bedroom were renovated and we had a rumpus put on,” she said. “The house has all been painted throughout as well.” The kitchen at 37-39 Sobar St, Burpengary.The home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens to the covered entertaining space with built-in outdoor kitchen, barbecue and pizza oven. The kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops, a butler’s pantry, stainless steel appliances and soft close drawers. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“The kitchen is amazing it makes the house feel like a brand new home,” Mrs Hinte said. “And the outdoor area would be my favourite part of the home. “We have the pizza oven and barbecue and it’s a big area where you can sit down and relax and look out over the pool.” center_img The outdoor area at 37-39 Sobar St, Burpengary.Mrs Hinte said the home was in a quiet neighbourhood with lovely neighbours. “For a young family it’s an amazing home. There is so much space for kids to play,” she said. The property is being marketed by Donna Hannon and Francine Deeks of Raine & Horne Burpengary Narangba.last_img read more

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Kante ‘50-50’ Chance to Play for the Blues

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said that midfielder ​N’Golo Kante is only ’50-50′ to play in tonight’s Europa League final against Arsenal due to a knee injury.The French star will be given every chance to prove his fitness, but the game in Baku may come too soon as the Blues deal with several injuries in midfield.In training yesterday, Kante spent nearly the entire open session training alone with a fitness coach and then went down the tunnel before the rest of his team-mates. Sarri has said that the injury, which was suffered in training on Saturday, is not serious, but the 28-year-old still may be forced out of the match at the Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan’s capital.“Kante had a little problem on Saturday, a very little problem within his knee,” Sarri told a news conference on Tuesday.“The problem is the timing because we had only four days. We are trying. It’s not really a very serious injury. We have the problem of the three or four days to try and recover him.“At the moment we don’t know. We will try. We will try to the last moment, so we will try tomorrow. But we don’t know at the moment.”When asked to asses Kante’s chances of playing, Sarri said: “I think it’s 50-50 at the moment. Yesterday, 60-40 for ‘no’. Today 50-50. He was a little bit better this morning. But 50-50.”Should Kante miss out his absence would add to a growing injury crisis in midfield, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi both missing with long-term injuries.“We are in trouble with the midfielders,” Sarri admitted. “At the moment we have only three midfielders for three positions, so we are in trouble.“For us, N’Golo is really very important. He is the only defensive midfielder that we have, so for us he is really very important.“We are trying to recover him. We will try tomorrow morning. I hope to recover him because I know very well that, without N’Golo, for us it’s a problem.”Sarri’s future at Chelsea is in doubt after just one season, but the Italian defended his record in a campaign that saw his side finish third in the Premier League and reach the Europa League final as well as the Carabao Cup final.“We did a wonderful season because, in the last season, Chelsea weren’t in the Champions League,” Sarri said. “Now we are in the Champions League.“We played a final in a competition in which we played against Liverpool and against Tottenham, and qualified. Against the two finalists in the Champions League. Then we lost the final on penalties to Manchester City, the best team in Europe at the moment.“And now we play the final in the Europa League. We played a very good season. Of course, if now we can win the final, the season will become wonderful.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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first_imgTODAY “Comrades, Cowgirls and Curanderas: Spanish/Mexican Women in the Southwest 1540-1900,” 6 p.m., California Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Free. Call (805) 493-3151. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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