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

Tax Administration: So far, 11 percent more accounts have been fiscalized

first_img“From the beginning of the year to August 15, 11,18 percent more accounts were fiscalized compared to the same period last year. That’s 17,3 million more bills. The amount of these bills is higher by 6,55 percent, which is HRK 7,4 billion more compared to the same period last year. ” said Kutlesa. The results of intensified surveillance are central Dnevnik HRT-and commented by the Director of the Tax Administration Božidar Kutleša who points out that the Tax Administration performed 10.256 fiscalization inspections this year, of which over 6 were with irregularities. Since the beginning of the year, the Tax Administration has been continuously conducting tax inspections, and as the turnover has increased in accordance with the tourist season, special attention has been paid to issuing fiscal invoices.center_img Interestingly, the daily amount of fiscalized accounts on August 16 reached HRK 890 million, which is the largest amount fiscalized in one day since fiscalization was introduced in 2013.last_img read more

Mum power: The moment mum bought a house for the kids

first_img MORE PROPERTY NEWS Best time ever for first home buyers, but many still in doubt Dad in quarantine, mum in lockdown: Brisbane’s three state auction drama Hayley Granato cheers after winning the auction of 34 Killawarra Rd, Ashgrove. Photo: Debra BelaAN ORIGINAL condition Ashgrove Queenslander that cost two years’ salary in 1972, has sold at auction for $1.31m, more than 13 times the average annual salary in Brisbane today. It has been 48 years since this house last went to auction.Real estate agents lost count of bidders who rushed to register for the auction of 34 Killawarra Road, Ashgrove in Brisbane’s inner west. center_img FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK “I can’t give you exact numbers, we had some late arrivals, you could say 12 to 14 bidders,” Ray White Lutwyche agent David Lazzarini said. Yellow bidder paddles could be seen scattered through the crowd in the front yard of the 911sq m property.“This is the strongest interest I’ve had in a property for quite some time due to the location and the land size and the prestige properties around it. It’s a grand Queenslander in good condition for it’s age. It’s 90 years old.” The house as it looked when it was first built in circa-1930.David and Alan Mooney’s mum and dad bought the three bedroom house at auction in 1972 for $16,000. Alan and David Mooney with a framed copy of The Courier-Mail newspaper clipping that advertised the auction in 1972.With their mother now settled in a nursing home, the brothers had tidied the house on its 911sq m elevated block before putting it on the market. Inside the home at Killawarra Rd, Ashgrove.In the auction crowd of more than 80 was Peter and Hayley Granato, whose own 1930s family home in Bardon had just gone under contract after an extensive renovation. Hayley and Peter Granato after the auction.“We’ve been looking for years really,” Mrs Granato said. “We renovated our last place and then had three babies and now the youngest is three so we thought maybe it’s time to renovate again.“Pete’s cousin lives around the corner and it’s a great pocket for us, plus we needed something to move the kids into because we’ve just sold our house.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoRay White New Farm principal and auctioneer Haesley Cush reminded everyone to social distance before starting the auction.Bidding in the front yard started at $900,000 and rose in $50,000 lots with the Granatos joining the auction with a bid of $1.15 million. At $1.2m the property was announced on the market and bidding slowed with the Granatos bidding against a couple who currently live in Ashgrove but wanted an elevated position. The property sits in the Avenues of Ashgrove and is only the second house to sell on Killawarra Rd in five years.At $1.310m Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush’s hammer fell and Mrs Granato fist-pumped the auction win. Peter and Hayley Granato at the moment they won the auction of 34 Killawarra Rd, Ashgrove.Property activity in Ashgrove has remained steady in the first half of 2020 compared to last year, with 115 houses selling in both periods, CoreLogic property data shows.However the sales volume was 10 per cent higher in the first six months of 2018 when 129 houses sold.The median sale price for houses in Ashgrove broke the $1 million mark in March and sustained that through the COVID-19 lockdown period during April, the latest property data shows.October 2018 was the last time Ashgrove recorded a median sales price of $1 million.last_img read more