People’s United donates $33,900 to weatherization programs

first_imgPeople’s United Bank,During the 2nd quarter of 2011, People’s United Bank announced that they would donate $100, to the Weatherization Assistance Programs (WAPs) offered through the State of Vermont Community Action Agencies (CAAs), for every personal checking account opened from June 7th through August 2nd.  People’s United Bank announced today that $33,900 would be spread among the CAAs for use in weatherizing homes throughout Vermont, with $14,600 going to Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc.The Community Action Agencies which are independent non-profit organizations, were established through the State of Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty.  They help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency.  The 5 Community Action Agencies in Vermont (4 of which have an affiliated WAP) include:  BROC – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont, CVCAC- Central Vermont Community Action Council, Inc., CVOEO – Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity Inc., SEVCA – Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc. and NEKCA ‘ North East Kingdom Community Action.  The lone WAP not affiliated with a CAA is NETO ‘ North East Training Opportunities which provides weatherization Services in the North eastern portion of the state.‘The weatherization programs offered through the State of Vermont Community Action Agencies are a great example of ‘helping people help themselves,’‘ state Michael Seaver, Vermont President People’s United Bank.  ‘Over the last several years, so many Vermonters have relied on emergency funding for fuel.  The weatherization programs offered statewide will reduce our dependency on these funds and provide warmer homes for our neighbors in need,’ continued Seaver.The following is a breakdown of the dollars that the weatherization programs will receive:BROC ‘ Community Action in Southwestern Vermont                 $3,200CVCAC ‘ Central Vermont Community Action Council, Inc.          $4,400CVOEO – Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc.           $14,600NEKCA ‘ North East Kingdom Community Action, Inc.                       $1,500SEVCA ‘ Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc.                     $10,200‘An innovative and creative idea became generous funding provided by People’s United Bank.   It is one more way we are able to keep families safe, warm and in their own homes,’ said Jan Demers, Executive Director Champlain Valley Office of Economic Development.   ‘We have over 100 families on our wait list for weatherization services, so the timing for this donation from the People’s United Bank could not be better,’ continued Demers.Photo cutline: Left to right: Jan Demers, CVOEO Executive Director, Debra Geraw, Weatherization Crew Member, Christal Bradstreet, People’s United Bank.For more information on the programs offered through the State of Vermont office of Economic Opportunity and Community Action Agencies in Vermont, please contact Shaun Donahue at shaun.donahue@ahs.state.vt.us(link sends e-mail) or call 802-241-2454.About People’s United BankPeople’s United Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with approximately $25 billion in assets. Peoples United Bank, founded in 1842, provides consumer, commercial and wealth management services through nearly 340 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and in Westchester County and Long Island, New York. Through additional subsidiaries, People’s United provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services. People’s United. 12.8.2011###last_img read more

Tax season ends . . . audit season begins

first_img“Middle-class taxpayers who file a Schedule C — freelancers, consultants and very small businesses — are three times as likely to be audited as those in the same income group with no such business income.” That’s according to a New York Times article about an increase in audits of the middle class: those earning between $25,000 and $100,000 annually. Though people who report very low and very high earning are audited at higher rates than middle-income Americans, the number of audits is increasing across tax brackets.last_img

Seminar keeps doctors updated on the latest developments

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Lancet Laboratories management would like to thank La Verna Hospital, as well as the doctors for their continuous support and for attending the function.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook andTwitter. Join us there! Lancet Laboratories, together with Aspen Pharmaceutical, co-hosted a Continuous Medical Education (CME) seminar on Wednesday evening last week at the Crown Hotel.This seminar is held annually and the purpose of the event is to keep doctors updated on guidelines in the treatment of community-acquired infections.The guests were given a warm welcome by Lancet staff and served beverages before being led to their seating at the tables.The seminar was attended by close to 100 doctors and partners from Dundee, Estcourt, Colenso, Bergville and Ladysmith. The guests were engrossed by the topics under discussion, which highlighted sexually transmitted diseases such as Genital Herpes and Gonorrhoea, ‘A Way Forward’ and the usage of antibiotics, led by Dr AK Peer (Micro Pathologist) from Durban.Slides were shown on how to deal with patients and how to work with patients.The educational seminar was enjoyed by all who attended, and they left wiser and more knowledgeable.Once the seminar was over, guests had the chance to interact with each other and were served a scrumptious five-course meal.last_img read more