Philanthropy awards will honour top donors AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 23 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI) has announced the inauguration of The Philanthropist of the Year Awards scheme. The awards will be made to individuals in two categories: a national award for philanthropic work undertaken in Ireland and an international philanthropist award. The Taoiseach, Mr. Bertie Ahern, TD welcomed the introduction of the Awards and said: I want to congratulate the Community Foundation for Ireland on their announcement of the Philanthropist of the Year Awards. I believe the awards will highlight the need and opportunities for more philanthropic activity in Ireland and also to encourage more of the affluent beneficiaries of Ireland’s successful economy to give back to the community.Tina Roche, Chief Executive of CFI, said the foundation wanted to shine a light on those special individuals who are engaged in putting their energy, commitment and resources together to make a significant long term contribution, both here in Ireland and throughout the world. Advertisement Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 10 April 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Philanthropist of the Year Awards will honour individuals with a proven record of exceptional generosity relative to their means who, through their engagement and direct financial support, demonstrate outstanding civic and charitable responsibility. It is hoped that the award winners’ generosity will encourage others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national and/or international level.Nominations will be invited mainly from recipients of philanthropy – including community and voluntary organisations, charities, welfare groups, arts and sports bodies, churches and foundations who work in partnership with philanthropists and have knowledge of the value and impact of the contribution and benefit that a donor has made. Closing date for nominations will be 12 October. An independent panel of adjudicators will announce a shortlist on 1 November and will then select the winners. The awards will be presented at an event in Dublin on 15 November 2007 – International Philanthropy Day.Surveys show that there are now more than 100,000 millionaires in Ireland, and over 5,000 people with assets of ‚€25 million plus and a significant number with assets over ‚€100 million. We want more of these successful people to think strategically about their wealth, to understand that they can make a really positive impact on their communities with that wealth, said Ms Roche. www.communityfoundation.ie
BRAD ELLSWORTH SELECTED CITY COUNTY OBSERVER 2015 “COMMUNITY SERVICES AWARD” WINNERBrad EllsworthThe City-County Observer is excited to announce that Brad Ellsworth the former Vanderburgh County Sheriff’, past member of the U.S. House of Representatives and President of Vectren- South. as our next “Outstanding Community Services Award” winner for 2015.This years awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Reservations for this event may be obtain by calling Mollie Drake Schreiber at 812-760-4233 or e-email her at [email protected] Deadline for registration is October 15, 2014. Last years event was a sellout.So far the “Outstanding Community Services Award” winners for 2015 are: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local Attorney Joe Harrison, Jr and Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch .ATTACHED IS THE PROFILE OF THE HONORABLE BRAD ELLSWORTHEducationUniversity of Southern Indiana, Bachelor’s Degree Sociology/Criminal Justice (81)Indiana State University, Master’s Degree Criminology (93)Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (95)University of Southern Indiana Certificate in Management (98)National Sheriffs Institute (99)Law Enforcement Executive Development School, Washington D.C.Professional ExperiencesVanderburgh County Sheriff’s OfficeServed with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s office from April of 1982 until December of 2006. During this time I served in every merit rank and in every capacity. In 1998 I was elected as Sheriff of the County and served two terms (term limited)Patrolman-1982-87 detention division, motor patrolCorporal -1987-89 supervised detention division, narcotics investigator, K-9 handlerSergeant-1989-93 supervised narcotics division, implemented DARE program county wideLieutenant-1993-95 shift commander in patrol divisionCaptain-1995-96 Field operations and Support Services CommanderChief Deputy -1996-98 Executive Commander of the Administration and Detention DivisionsSheriff-1999-2006 elected to 2 terms as Sheriff (Indiana is limited to 2 terms)U.S. House of RepresentativesElected to represent the 8th district of Indiana. Served two terms on the Armed Services, Agriculture and Small Business Committees.In 2010 made an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate, when then Senator Bayh chose not to run.President of Vectren- South.working for Vectren Energy Delivery, a combined gas and electric utility, serving 1 million customers, based in Evansville, IN.Awards/AccomplishmentsIndiana Law Enforcement Academy Class President (82-71)FBI Director’s Community AwardSons of American Revolution Police Officer of the Year (96)Sheriff’s Silver Merit Award-rescuing elderly woman from a burning house.Sheriffs Silver Merit Award- physically preventing suicidal subject from driving vehicle into the Ohio River.1999 Spirit of the Eagle Award- USI2002 USI Alumni of the Year2003 President of the Indiana Sheriff’s AssociationCurrent Boards and Community ServiceUnited Way of Southwest Indiana- Board MemberStatewide 211 Board MemberRADIUS Indiana Board MemberBattery Innovation Center (BIC) Board MemberBRIDGELINK Board MemberEvansville Brownfields Board MemberWNIN Board MemberChamber of Commerce Board MemberG.A.G.E. Board MemberAssociation for the BlindYouth First Advisory BoardJOE HARRISON JR. CCO SECOND “MOLE AWARD” WINNERTHIS YEARS SECOND OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICES (MOLE AWARD) WINNER is Vanderburgh County Commission Attorney Joe Harrison Jr.EDUCATION:* Reitz Memorial High School – Evansville, IN (1977)* B.A., DePauw University, B.A. (1981)* J.D., Indiana University School of Law, J.D. (1984)LEGAL BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCES:* Attorney/Of Counsel, Massey Law Offices, LLC (September 2010 to Present)* Partner, Bowers Harrison, LLP (2000 – August 2010)* Partner, Bowers Harrison, Kent & Miller (1993 – 2000)* Associate, Bowers, Harrison, Kent & Miller (1985 – 1993)BAR ADMISSION:* Indiana Supreme Court (1985)* United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana (1985)* United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1999)PRACTICE AREA:* Business and Corporate Matters* Civil Litigation and* Wills and Estates* Personal Injury Law* Zoning Matters* Employment Law* Governmental LawCOMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENTAL INVOlEMENT* Attorney, Vanderburgh County (1997-2001, 2012 to Present)* Attorney, Evansville – Vanderburgh County Building Authority (2002 to Present)* Commissioner, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (2014 to Present)* Attorney, Area Plan Commission of Evansville – Vanderburgh County (2002 to 2012)* Attorney, Evansville – Vanderburgh County Building Authority (2002 to Present)* Attorney, City of Evansville (2002 – 2009)* Attorney, Vanderburgh County Election Board (2001- 2002)* Attorney, Vanderburgh County Council (1991 – 1997)* Chairman, Vanderburgh County Republican Central Committee (1993 – 1997)PERSONAL:Joe has one son, Joseph, III, a law student at Indiana University.THE THIRD WINNER IS TRACY ZELLER A GIA DIAMOND GRADUATE AND OWNER OF TRACY ZELLER ENTERPRISES, INC.Tracy Zeller is a lifelong Evansville resident. After graduating from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, Tracy completed her Diamond Graduate certification through the Gemological Institute of America. In 2004, with nearly two decades of experience she opened the Tracy Zeller Jewelry showroom, offering the Tri-State a unique jewelry shopping experience. With an unwavering commitment to the principles of trust, quality, value and integrity and by surrounding herself with a terrific team of people, Tracy has grown her business exponentially.Tracy’s faith is an important part of her life. She is dedicated to a personal calling she describes as “live to give,” by fulfilling donation requests from numerous community and charitable organizations. In addition to financial contributions, Tracy gives generously of her time on various committees; specifically, she has served as President of Kiwanis and a Business Network International chapter, Board Member for Community Marriage Builders, Vice President and President of A Network of Evansville Women (ANEW), currently serves on the board of the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana and is a member of USI’s Accounting Circle. She also supports many local organizations including Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County, Leadership Evansville, the Vanderburgh Humane Society and Keep Evansville Beautiful, just to name a few.Along with many fundraising events and speaking engagements throughout the year, Tracy is a regular guest on WFIE’s Ask the Expert segment with Mike Blake. She is the jewelry spokesperson on Local 7’s Tri-State Professionals and Lifestyles programs. Evansville Living magazine readers have twice voted her among the Best of Evansville. Southwest Indiana Chamber recognized her three times in the last decade; as Entrepreneur of the Year, a finalist for the Small Business of the Year award, and most recently, as Businessperson of the Year. The ANEW organization hailed her as a Woman of Action. The University of Southern Indiana acknowledged her as an Alumnus in Residence and Distinguished Alumni; the Indiana Women’s Jewelry Association nominated her Entrepreneur of the Year. The Women’s Council of Realtors awarded her the Affiliate of the Year designation. Tracy was named one of the YWCA’s 100 Years / 100 Women and her business was nominated as an Indiana Small Businesses to Watch. In addition, in both 2012 and 2014 she was honored as an ATHENA Award finalist.From the Courier & Press Readers’ Choice Awards, Tracy Zeller Jewelry was awarded Gold for Best Locally Owned Store in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Gold for Best Jewelry Store in 2012 and Platinum for Best Jewelry Store in 2013 and 2014. The store also received the 2013 Business of Integrity Torch Award given by the Better Business Bureau.In January 2013, Tracy and her team launched a free Community Calendar, developed and funded by the company, as a gift to the Tri-State. Also in 2013, Tracy Zeller Jewelry hosted and underwrote the first Tracy Zeller Open. The all female golf event collected over $51,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Evansville Women Build. This years awards luncheon is held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Reservations for this event may be obtain by calling Mollie Drake Schreiber at 812-760-4233 or e-email her at [email protected] Deadline for registration is October 15, 2014. Last years event was a sellout.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Flanders Hotel Director of Operations Peter Voudouris on a balcony of a Penthouse luxury suite. By Tim KellyThey are the most opulent spaces in one of Ocean City’s most exclusive places.The Penthouses at the Flanders Hotel are extravagance on top of luxury. For those seeking the cushiest temporary digs in Ocean City, or for that matter anywhere along the Jersey Shore, the Flanders Penthouses are just the thing.“The finest accommodations in Ocean City, there’s no question about it,” said Peter Voudouris, Director of Hotel Operations.If Voudouris sounds slightly biased, a tour of the five swanky Penthouses has a way of turning your thinking around.A living area of a Flanders Hotel Penthouse suite.Overstuffed chairs and sofas, and lots of them, hardwood floors, vaulted tray ceilings, gas fireplaces, and 14-carat gold plated bathroom fixtures are just a few of the Penthouses’ eye-popping features.Perks like a private elevator, wet bars, spacious dining areas, outdoor terraces and the option to live there year-round are part of the appeal.And then there are the views. Located on the upper floors of the landmark 1923 property, a view of the coast all the way to Sea Isle City can be seen on a clear day. To the North, the panorama includes beach, boardwalk and Ocean City neighborhoodsThe Penthouses come in three varieties: Southview with two bedrooms and two baths ; Ocean Front with two bedrooms and three baths. Both of these sizes comfortably sleep six. The crown jewel is the two-story, 2,300 sq. ft. Terrace Townhouse with three bedrooms and three baths, sleeping eight.A South facing Penthouse Suite at the Flanders.As one would expect, an in-season stay is pricey, ranging from $920 to $1,320 a night during the prime vacation weeks of June 15 through September 3. However, some parties divide the cost to make it more reasonable. And if you’re a fan of year-round visits, you can steal a Southview suite for a mere $350 a night from October 26 through April 12, 2019. Divide that cost and it can be less than a budget hotel rate per-person.If you want a Penthouse for Memorial Day weekend, the per-night cost is $680 for a Southview, $770 for Oceanfront and $875 for the Terrace Townhouse.For a complete list of seasonal prices, visit www.theflandershotel.comAlthough the Flanders, which had stood at 11th Street and the Boardwalk since 1923, is one of the oldest and most iconic businesses in town, the Penthouse suites are one of the town’s lesser-known treasures. Surprisingly, the four smaller suites are also one of its newest additions.One of The Flanders Master Bedrooms.They were created in 2001 when a previous owner of the hotel literally punched holes in the roof to build them.“They were about 70 percent completed when (the owner) ran out of money, and the contractors walked off the job,” Voudouris said.When the building changed hands in 2004, a new Owner’s Association took over and finished building the long-dormant Penthouses. They were put up for sale in 2005 and private owners snapped them up within the year. The Penthouse owners stay in them at times, but mostly rent them out.The Skyline Terrace Penthouse is a story in its own right. The oceanfront luxury suite has been restored to its original 1923 splendor. There are outdoor patios, and French doors open to an oceanfront patio and a second private patio off the master bedroom. The private elevator opens to the foyer and its 18-ft. ceiling on the top floor. There are three gas fireplaces, a clothes washer and dryer and a wet-bar.The market includes weddings (the Flanders hosts about 60 each year) business meeting and attendees to the dozens of special events taking place in the 25,000 sq. ft. of banquet and conference space, Voudouris said.Of course, Penthouse guests have access to Emily’s Restaurant, coffee shop, the outdoor heated pool, business center, gym, salon and spa, shops and free wireless internet, among other amenities.The all-suites hotel was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.“Our goal was to develop a true resort hotel with every service you would find at a top resort and to bring that type of property to Ocean City” Voudouris said. “I think we’ve accomplished that.”The Flanders Hotel, pictured here in mid-summer, is ideally located in the heart of everything the city has to offer.
WCAX-TV,WCAX-TV News has won a series of Edward R. Murrow Awards sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association or RTDNA. The station received four Murrow awards, including overall excellence for its 6 pm news broadcast. The judges recognized WCAX-TV for its continuing coverage of Vermont captain Richard Phillips who was held hostage by Somali pirates and for investigative journalism for a report concerning harassment at the Vermont Agency of Transportation.Senior Producer Christine Hinkel said, We are honored to receive these prestigious awards for our in-depth journalism.WCAX-TV also garnered honors for story telling and stellar photography for its popular series Destination Recreation. We thank the judges for recognizing our efforts to tell compelling stories that are important to our community. said WCAX-TV Vice President Alex Martin.The station will receive its awards on April 16th at a ceremony in Boston.WCAX, which is based in Burlington, maintains bureaus in Rutland, Montpelier, West Lebanon, NH. WCAX-TV is the CBS affiliate in Burlington, VT and is owned and operated by Mt. Mansfield Television, Inc.Source: WCAX. 4.7.2010
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr How ineffective are passwords as a means of authentication?Consider this key piece of information from Chris Doner, CEO/founder of Access Softek, a mobile banking software development firm:“All the fraud that’s reported to us—every single instance—has come from the member voluntarily giving the fraudster their password,” Doner says. “Even if you have fail-proof security and you have figured out a security system that doesn’t compromise security, members are still going to give up their passwords.”While in most cases members give up their passwords unwittingly, biometrics offers a much more secure alternative, Doner says.And just as importantly, he said, biometric authentication is no longer just around the corner; it’s already here. continue reading »