EXPO 2009 keynote speaker is Van Jones, White House Council on Environmental Quality

first_imgOn May 20 and 21, business leaders from across Vermont, New England and Canada will converge on Northern New England s largest business-to-business trade show, the Vermont Business & Industry EXPO. The 25th annual exposition of business resources and networking opportunities will take place at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington. The featured guest will be Van Jones, White House Council on Environmental Quality who will be the keynote speaker during lunch on Thursday May 21. The lunch is sponsored by Comcast Business Class.The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the keynote speaker for EXPO s 25th Anniversary Luncheon. Van Jones, recently appointed by President Obama as the Special Advisor of Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will keynote EXPO s exclusive luncheon. Jones will speak about how building a green economy now can help Vermont businesses and workforce withstand any economic downturn. The lunch will take place on Thursday, May 21, at noon at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center.”We are proud to partner with the Vermont Business and Industry EXPO to serve as a sponsor of the 25th Anniversary Luncheon,” said Jeff Freyer, Vice President of Comcast Business Services for the Western New England Region, which includes Vermont. “We are also excited to take part in the state’s premier business networking event and to showcase our Business Class suite of products.”The EXPO Trade Show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. The show features nearly 200 exhibitors and 3,000 business professionals, making this Vermont s premier networking event.A full schedule of events and more information about speakers, seminars and awards is available online at www.vtexpo.com(link is external).The Vermont Business and Industry EXPO is organized by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The EXPO Platinum Sponsors include FairPoint Communications, IBM and Vermont Business Magazine.last_img read more

HSE to cut post-mastectomy entitlements for breast cancer patients

first_imgA new HSE policy is to be introduced tomorrow, which will cut entitlements breast cancer patients could once avail of post-mastectomy.As it stands currently, women are supplied with a breast prosthesis and are provided with two surgical bras. Moreover, if she has a medical card she is entitled to two surgical bras each year, and if required, a new prosthesis.However, the new policy means that women will not be given surgical bras, other than the ones provided upon leaving the hospital. It also means that for one breast prosthesis every two years, patients will only be entitled to an allowance of €67.50. There will also been changes regarding the supply of hairpieces and wigs, which will be provided once-off, with a maximum voucher of €440 provided to purchase a hairpiece or wig.The Irish Independent report that the HSE have said that there is no “cost cutting aspect” to the new policy.“There is no cost cutting aspect to the new guidelines introduced by the HSE in June for post mastectomy products and wigs/hairpieces.“These new policies are part of a wider improvement programme that ensures all patients across the country have equal access to services. “Previously some areas had limited or no services whilst others had an unlimited access. The policies were introduced to ensure standard guidelines and equal and consistent access based on a patients’ need and not their geographic location.“The new policy now extends access on an on-going basis to all women for post mastectomy products – previously these products were only accessible to medical card holders.”HSE to cut post-mastectomy entitlements for breast cancer patients was last modified: July 2nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:breast cancerHSElast_img read more