Core Values – 18-98 Plus http://18-98plus.com/ Mon, 04 Jul 2022 20:00:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://18-98plus.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-3-150x150.png Core Values – 18-98 Plus http://18-98plus.com/ 32 32 Looking forward to covering the next chapters of the city https://18-98plus.com/looking-forward-to-covering-the-next-chapters-of-the-city/ Mon, 04 Jul 2022 20:00:31 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/looking-forward-to-covering-the-next-chapters-of-the-city/ The Hammonton Gazette celebrates its 25th anniversary. (Courtesy picture) Wow. That pretty much sums up how I feel about this week’s edit. When I started typing this column, it was 4:26 p.m. on June 27 and The Gazette worked feverishly on this astonishing 136-page edition. Crew. This is the culture we have worked to develop […]]]>

The Hammonton Gazette celebrates its 25th anniversary. (Courtesy picture)

Wow. That pretty much sums up how I feel about this week’s edit. When I started typing this column, it was 4:26 p.m. on June 27 and The Gazette worked feverishly on this astonishing 136-page edition.

Crew. This is the culture we have worked to develop over the past 25 years.

Each member relies on the other to complete the edit. And each member of the team has a valuable role to play within the organization.

Now don’t ask me what sport we play, that’s a question best asked Gabe Donio or Dan Russoman.

Although some weeks it feels like a blood sport.

The Bible (let’s go with the New American Standard Bible) tells us, “A prophet is dishonored only in his hometown and in his own house. (Matthew 13:57).

And boy is that true some weeks. Why didn’t anyone tell us in 1997? Ask a friend.

Another way of looking at it comes from a Sicilian expression which loosely means everyone knows the truth but no one wants to hear it.

We have printed the truth for 25 years. It made us popular in some areas (for about a week) and unpopular in others (for a lifetime). You do not believe me ? Ask around.

Ultimately we have to print what’s going on and it’s not always sunshine and rainbows.

When I started this job (as a summer job) in 1997, I knew nothing about Hammonton.

But I fell head over heels in love with the community. I could see the potential of our downtown which had many vacancies. Every person I met was a real character. Each day was a new chapter in the romance of Hammonton’s history. As an avid reader, I was eager to learn more and move on to the next chapter.

I have learned so many lessons in my 25 years as editor of this journal. My compassion for my neighbor grew. Life isn’t as black and white as I thought it was when I was 20.

Some things are always the same. “No” is a complete sentence and not the starting point of a negotiation. Integrity matters. The quality of your relationships matters more than the quantity.

Everyone has a story. You can be as rich as Midas or as poor as Annie at the orphanage, there’s always a story to tell.

I want this newspaper to tell all the stories of the people of Hammonton.

Although I love this city unconditionally, it does not blind me to some of its flaws. Just like my husband, Gabe, is not blind to my little personality flaws after almost 17 years of marriage.

The crime is happening here. Is it at the level of New York or Philadelphia? No, not often, fortunately.

Are people obsessed with political power? Yes. It’s the same everywhere.

People live, die, and do great and small things in this time. Tragedy also strikes our community. We are not safe despite the bubble that often seems to cover our commune. Every year I know more people and I feel every loss of someone I know deeply.

When I moved here I wanted to improve Hammonton. I didn’t want to change the core values ​​inherent in the city, which are family, community, and faith (choose one faith, any faith). If you really love someone, you don’t want to completely redo them.

I never understood people who get married and then want to rearrange their partner? Bringing out the best and helping them improve in areas they feel are lacking is a much more natural way to be in my opinion.

In Hammonton, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

The current ruling party, both at local and departmental level, firmly maintains its majority at each level. I hope it’s not so tight that they strangle their lifeline. The school district may be embarking on a major construction project, so stay tuned.

James Bertino and James Curcio are always elected (although different). I have seen their children grow over the years. Some are older than me when we started this journal.

John Runfolo always leads the way at the Blueberry Festival. Cruisin’ MainStreet continues to make me want to own a vintage Mustang. Evelyn Penza still serves up the wisdom behind the stoves at Red Barn Cafe.

I want to take a moment and thank all of our readers. It is for you that we print and will continue to print this newspaper every week. Thank you for holding our feet to the fire.

To our advertisers, I have the deepest gratitude for your continued support. Some of you have been with us for almost the entire trip so far. We will continue to work to bring you business.

If you’re not a fan of this journal, thank you for reading this far. I like you too.

Thanks to Gabe, Dan, MarySusan, Kristin, Sean, Joseph, Jessica, Betsey, Jenn and everyone who makes work fun.

My heart is very full this week. I can’t wait to see what the next 25 years will bring other than a stronger prescription for my glasses.

Gina Rullo is the editor-in-chief of The Hammonton Gazette. In 2022, she was named “Editor Extraordinaire” by Editor and magazine publisher and in 2021 won two awards for investigative journalism.

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UniBank Holds Annual Meeting – Community Advocate https://18-98plus.com/unibank-holds-annual-meeting-community-advocate/ Sun, 03 Jul 2022 03:06:12 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/unibank-holds-annual-meeting-community-advocate/ UniBank celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, albeit two years late after COVID-19 concerns. (Picture/submitted) REGION – UniBank, the largest community mutual bank headquartered in central Massachusetts, recently announced that it is holding its annual meeting at historic Northbridge City Hall. The reunion was part of the bank’s 150th anniversary celebrations delayed by the pandemic, […]]]>

UniBank celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, albeit two years late after COVID-19 concerns. (Picture/submitted)

REGION – UniBank, the largest community mutual bank headquartered in central Massachusetts, recently announced that it is holding its annual meeting at historic Northbridge City Hall.

The reunion was part of the bank’s 150th anniversary celebrations delayed by the pandemic, now dubbed the 150+2 anniversary.

A community staple, UniBank is headquartered in Whitinsville in the town of Northbridge.

Bank executives, in turn, celebrated Northbridge officials last month.

“We like to think that while the leaders of Northbridge were laying the foundations for the growth of cities in this hallowed hall,” UniBank CEO Michael Welch said in a press release. “We took over 152 years later and are committed to the same core values ​​of growth and prosperity for the community established in 1870 for the next 152 years and beyond.”

In addition to its head office, UniBank has branches in communities across the region, including Grafton and Shrewsbury.

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Telstone IOP Behavioral Health Center in West Palm Beach, Florida is now open https://18-98plus.com/telstone-iop-behavioral-health-center-in-west-palm-beach-florida-is-now-open/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:39:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/telstone-iop-behavioral-health-center-in-west-palm-beach-florida-is-now-open/ WEST PALM BEACH, Florida., July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Telstone IOP, a behavioral health treatment center in West Palm Beach, Floridaofficially opened and is now accepting admissions for patients requiring treatment for addiction and mental illness. At our facility, we offer comprehensive treatment plans and trauma-informed care to anyone who may be suffering from substance […]]]>

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida., July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Telstone IOP, a behavioral health treatment center in West Palm Beach, Floridaofficially opened and is now accepting admissions for patients requiring treatment for addiction and mental illness.

At our facility, we offer comprehensive treatment plans and trauma-informed care to anyone who may be suffering from substance abuse or mental health issues.

Telstone’s behavioral health treatment programs are accredited by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Department for Children and Families (DCF), designed to meet a variety of needs with a condition patient-centered mindset.

We offer holistic, evidence-based treatment options including group and strengths-based therapies, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), exposure and response prevention (ERP) and drug assistance, at the outpatient level.

For people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders, our licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Lori MerlingPh.D., offers treatment at the Sydney Merling Center for OCD and anxiety at West palm beach.

Our highly skilled and trained staff provide patients with access to a proven continuum of care to successfully treat a variety of conditions. We view addictive habits, behaviors and symptoms as a sign of an unresolved problem and pride ourselves on our comprehensive approach to recovery.

Telstone’s clinical philosophy is based on the accurate diagnosis and treatment of individuals as a whole, focusing on who they were, who they are, and who they will become.

The physiological and psychological signs of these conditions are considered more complex than their superficial presentation. As a result, we found that the integration of addiction medicine, therapy, and mindfulness practices was effective in treating concurrent disorders.

Evidence suggests that everyone has an innate disposition to resilience. The Telstone IOP difference lies in our mission to motivate each individual to tap into their natural ability to achieve their goals, improve overall well-being, self-esteem and personal success through skills development and trauma therapy. .

We pride ourselves on providing our patients with high-quality healthcare based on a combination of core values ​​including connection, personal empowerment, honesty and integrity.

True healing is emphasized by developing the skills needed to break cyclical patterns. If you or a loved one are struggling, our behavioral health specialists will provide the support and tools you need to live a healthier, more meaningful life.

Contact our admissions staff today, or visit www.telstoneiop.comto learn more about the addiction treatment programs and behavioral health services we offer.

Media Contact:
Aaron Levin
Chief executive officer
[email protected]
Telstone PIO
561-900-0003 x101

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News: NATO leaders approve new Strategic Concept, 29-Jun-2022 https://18-98plus.com/news-nato-leaders-approve-new-strategic-concept-29-jun-2022/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 12:37:03 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/news-nato-leaders-approve-new-strategic-concept-29-jun-2022/ NATO Heads of State and Government, meeting in Madrid on Wednesday 29 June 2022, approved a new Strategic Concept for the Alliance, setting out the Alliance’s priorities, core tasks and approaches for the next decade . The concept describes the security environment facing the Alliance, reaffirms our values ​​and articulates NATO’s key objective of ensuring […]]]>

NATO Heads of State and Government, meeting in Madrid on Wednesday 29 June 2022, approved a new Strategic Concept for the Alliance, setting out the Alliance’s priorities, core tasks and approaches for the next decade . The concept describes the security environment facing the Alliance, reaffirms our values ​​and articulates NATO’s key objective of ensuring our collective defence. It further defines NATO’s three core missions of deterrence and defence; crisis prevention and management; and cooperative security.

The document defines Russia as the “most significant and direct threat” to Allied security, while addressing China for the first time and the challenges Beijing poses to Allied security, interests and values. The documents also state that climate change is “a defining challenge of our time”. The Strategic Concept is updated approximately every ten years and is NATO’s second most important document. It reaffirms the values ​​of the Alliance, provides a collective assessment of security challenges and guides the political and military activities of the Alliance. The previous version was adopted at the NATO summit in Lisbon in 2010.

See the NATO Strategic Concept 2022

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MarqVision Wins Prestigious 2022 LVMH Innovation Award for Data and Artificial Intelligence https://18-98plus.com/marqvision-wins-prestigious-2022-lvmh-innovation-award-for-data-and-artificial-intelligence/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 13:10:45 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/marqvision-wins-prestigious-2022-lvmh-innovation-award-for-data-and-artificial-intelligence/ MarqVision’s technology comes at a time when the global counterfeit market is exploding, as it is expected to grow another 50% this year to nearly $3 trillion in 2023. LOS ANGELES and PARIS (PRWEB) June 27, 2022 MarkVisionan AI-powered next-generation IP protection platform, today announced that it has been the recipient of a coveted […]]]>

MarqVision’s technology comes at a time when the global counterfeit market is exploding, as it is expected to grow another 50% this year to nearly $3 trillion in 2023.

MarkVisionan AI-powered next-generation IP protection platform, today announced that it has been the recipient of a coveted Innovation Award 2022 of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH). The company was recognized in the Data and Artificial Intelligence Special Mention category at this year’s Viva Technology show in Paris, which took place June 15-18. As a winner, MarqVision was invited to join the LVMH Acceleration Program, The House of startupsat the Station F incubator.

For six years, the LVMH Innovation Awards program has been one of the highlights of the Viva Technology show, which itself has become an unmissable event in the global innovation ecosystem. Through its participation, LVMH recognizes the need to support entrepreneurship and innovation in order to build a better future for all. It also demonstrates that its own success is partly due to the ongoing dialogue between its 75 Houses and the world of startups, a constant source of creativity.

MarqVision’s technology comes at a time when the global counterfeit market is exploding, as it is expected to grow another 50% this year to nearly $3 trillion in 2023. The company’s technology enables effective elimination of end-to-end counterfeits by automating the traditional anti-counterfeiting process. Its proprietary AI models detect counterfeits with over 95% accuracy and suppress large-scale counterfeit sales.

MarqVision was one of over 950 startups to apply for the 2022 Innovation Awards, and nominations were received from 75 countries. A total of 21 startups from 10 different countries were selected as finalists, reflecting in particular their ability to improve customer experience across different dimensions.

“It’s such an honor to receive an Innovation Award in the Data and Artificial Intelligence category, considering the incredible companies that participated this year,” said DK Lee, co-founder and CBO of MarqVision. “We are delighted that MarqVision has been recognized for developing first-of-its-kind technology to solve the massive global problem of intellectual property counterfeiting and theft. Our platform uniquely exists to protect human creativity and innovation in today’s digital world, which is perfectly aligned with LVMH’s vision for the Innovation Awards.

Three of the LVMH Maisons have already chosen MarqVision as their brand protection provider.

“At LVMH, innovation is our driving force. This is what allows us to constantly increase the attractiveness of our House’s products and services. The finalists of the 2022 Innovation Trophy will bring us their ability to nurture the encounter between luxury and technology all the more as their entrepreneurial spirit joins and inspires ours,” said Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH.

About the LVMH Innovation Prize

The LVMH Innovation Award was created in 2017 to reward promising start-ups from around the world. The award affirms the importance of new ideas that resonate with the group’s core values ​​of excellence, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Every year, hundreds of startups apply to be chosen as finalists and invited to be part of the LVMH Lab at the Viva Technology show in Paris which brings together game changers driving digital transformation around the world.

About MarkVision

MarkVision helps global brands identify and remove counterfeits from over 1,500 online marketplaces around the world. Counterfeiting is a massive and growing threat worldwide, and MarqVision is on a mission to protect creativity and innovation with technology that enables brands to automatically monitor and protect their IP addresses. Harnessing image recognition and natural language processing, this AI-powered SaaS makes counterfeit removal faster than ever. Founded in 2020 by Harvard law graduates and backed by Softbank and Y Combinator, MarqVision offers the next evolution in brand protection for businesses worldwide. Learn more: http://www.marqvision.com.

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BCB Homes Career Pathway Program Aims to Attract Young Talent https://18-98plus.com/bcb-homes-career-pathway-program-aims-to-attract-young-talent/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:02:52 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/bcb-homes-career-pathway-program-aims-to-attract-young-talent/ This is a dilemma often faced by high school and college graduates. The job they are looking for is open, but experience is required. Yet how can one gain experience if they don’t do the job. This is where a new scheme recently launched by the highly respected luxury builder of Naples, BCB Homes, comes […]]]>

This is a dilemma often faced by high school and college graduates. The job they are looking for is open, but experience is required. Yet how can one gain experience if they don’t do the job. This is where a new scheme recently launched by the highly respected luxury builder of Naples, BCB Homes, comes in.

BCB Homes has spearheaded a beneficial community outreach program that ushers in a new generation of skilled labor into an aging workforce. The company’s Career Pathway program, also known as “Career-in-a-Year”, does just that.

“We are looking for hard-working, energetic people who want to learn more about the construction industry,” said Jon Bremseth, director of education and training at BCB Homes. “We want to be able to show them different aspects of the custom home building business, with the goal of finding out where their passion lies.”

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No perfect solution to transgender problem, says USOPC https://18-98plus.com/no-perfect-solution-to-transgender-problem-says-usopc/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 20:27:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/no-perfect-solution-to-transgender-problem-says-usopc/ Susanne Lyons, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the United States Olympic Committee, testifies before a Commerce Subcommittee hearing titled ‘Strengthening and Empowering US Amateur Athletes: Moving Forward with Solutions’ on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, on July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 23 (Reuters) […]]]>

Susanne Lyons, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the United States Olympic Committee, testifies before a Commerce Subcommittee hearing titled ‘Strengthening and Empowering US Amateur Athletes: Moving Forward with Solutions’ on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, on July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

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June 23 (Reuters) – There is no perfect solution to the problem of transgender sport, the head of the United States Paralympic Olympic Committee (USOPC) said on Thursday, adding that even his own board of directors was not disagree on the way forward.

The debate over transgender sport exploded this week after FINA, the world governing body for swimming, voted to restrict the participation of transgender female competitors in women’s competitions and establish an “open” category, a move widely opposed by men. LGBT rights advocates.

Following FINA’s decision, many other sports federations, including world football’s governing body FIFA and World Athletics, have decided to review their transgender eligibility policies.

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The International Olympic Committee said in November that no athlete should be excluded from competition on the grounds of a perceived unfair advantage, while leaving it up to international sports federations (IFs) to decide where the balance lies between inclusion and fairness.

USOPC President Susanne Lyons said her organization would also leave it to IFs and National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to develop policy, but expects to participate in the discussion.

“I think we would all agree that there are no perfect solutions to this very complex problem,” said Lyons, whose term as CEO ends in January. “Things have to be decided at the level of the federation.

“We are not the decision makers on what the policies will be, but we feel we have an obligation to be informed and educated and to provide all the tools that our NGBs need when working with their IFs to try to develop their own policy.”

Advocates of transgender inclusion say there are not yet enough studies on the impact of transitioning on physical performance and that elite athletes are often physical outliers.

Balancing the Olympic Movement’s core values ​​of safety, fairness and inclusion with the individual rights of athletes is, however, a delicate equation.

“Part of inclusion is an athlete’s individual right to compete,” Lyons said. “These a-values ​​are in contradiction in this particular case.

“Not everyone agrees. Even in our own board, I would say we are not yet aligned on whether one or more of these values ​​should take precedence over another” , she added.

“We don’t have all the answers, we don’t even have all the agreements yet, but we will try to provide as much support as possible to our NGB partners as they struggle to set policy on this.”

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Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto, editing by Ed Osmond

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College of Southern Idaho vice president chosen to lead GCC https://18-98plus.com/college-of-southern-idaho-vice-president-chosen-to-lead-gcc/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:38:52 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/college-of-southern-idaho-vice-president-chosen-to-lead-gcc/ Published: 06/21/2022 20:29:40 Modified: 06/21/2022 20:27:17 GREENFIELD – Drawing on her more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Michelle Schutt has been chosen to lead Greenfield Community College as its next president. Schutt will take office on July 11, succeeding Richard Hopper, who has served as interim president since August. “From the moment […]]]>

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GREENFIELD – Drawing on her more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Michelle Schutt has been chosen to lead Greenfield Community College as its next president.

Schutt will take office on July 11, succeeding Richard Hopper, who has served as interim president since August.

“From the moment I started researching Greenfield Community College, I was immediately drawn to the core values ​​of the campus,” Schutt said in a statement. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve Greenfield Community College as its next president and look forward to ensuring that we meet the changing needs of students, staff, alumni and community members. whom we serve.”

According to a GCC press release, Schutt has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, currently serving as vice president of community and learning services at the College of Southern Idaho. There she made strides in increasing enrollment and retention, overseeing a 3% increase in enrollment in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to her role in community and learning services, Schutt also served as vice president of student services and taught college courses each semester. Schutt also has experience working with state legislators on a variety of issues.

Schutt holds a bachelor’s degree in English education from Upper Iowa State University, a master’s degree in teaching and social responsibility from Emporia State University in Kansas and St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, and a PhD in Education and Human Resources from Colorado State University.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Michelle Schutt to Greenfield Community College,” commented Hector Toledo, Chairman of the Board of GCC. “Dr. Schutt is a strong and passionate leader who embraces the mission and vision of our institution and we are confident that she will be a tremendous addition to the community. Despite the challenges higher education has faced, recent successes Schutt’s leadership in enrollment, retention, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts show the exceptional potential she brings to GCC.

The search for a new president was officially launched in October. The need for a new president followed the departure of Yves Salomon-Fernández, who held the post for three years.

Clare Higgins, chair of the 13-member presidential search committee, said Schutt was one of four finalists chosen from a pool of about 30 applicants who were carefully selected by an academic search company.

“I’m very happy with her,” Higgins said. “I think she will do a very good job. … Dr. Schutt has extensive experience which I think will be very useful.

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Blackcurrant business supreme winner at the South Canterbury Awards https://18-98plus.com/blackcurrant-business-supreme-winner-at-the-south-canterbury-awards/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:33:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/blackcurrant-business-supreme-winner-at-the-south-canterbury-awards/ A Pleasant Point couple’s black currant business was the big winner of the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce’s Ara Business Excellence Awards 2022. Tony and Afsaneh Howey’s business, Viberi, also won the Global Exporter award at the awards show, held at several events throughout the day, at Movie Max Digital Timaru on Monday. The Howeys […]]]>

A Pleasant Point couple’s black currant business was the big winner of the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce’s Ara Business Excellence Awards 2022.

Tony and Afsaneh Howey’s business, Viberi, also won the Global Exporter award at the awards show, held at several events throughout the day, at Movie Max Digital Timaru on Monday.

The Howeys purchased their 72 hectare Pleasant Point blackcurrant farm in 2004. Viberi produces between 200 and 300 tonnes of mainly black currants and gooseberries per year, some of which is freeze-dried and powdered. The company serves national and international markets.

Thirteen more winners were announced on Monday in various categories at the event, including the new Workplace Wellbeing Award (replacing the Workplace Safety Award), Global Exporter, Innovation and Technology, sustainability and environmental practices and emerging leadership.

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The judges said Viberi’s entry underlined “the importance of having a strong set of core values ​​that are then lived and breathed, literally from the paddock to the plate”.

“Other highlights included an emerging social media presence, high-value products in development, and a commitment to environmental stewardship,” the judges said.

The judges said Viberi's entry underlined

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The judges said Viberi’s entry underlined “the importance of having a strong set of core values ​​that are then lived and breathed, literally from the paddock to the plate”. Afsaneh and Tony photographed in 2021.

South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce chief executive Wendy Smith said it was refreshing to see a business like Viberi, developed in South Canterbury, practicing vertical integration that “ensures high quality is maintained across all processes, from farm to consumer”.

“An organic company that is a trusted and passionately family-run superfood,” Smith said.

Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust was also recognized at the awards ceremony, winning the community organization award.  Pictured is trusted manager Liz Gregory.

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Gloriavale Leavers’ Support Trust was also recognized at the awards ceremony, winning the community organization award. Pictured is trusted manager Liz Gregory.

Gloriavale Leavers’ Support Trust was also recognized at the awards ceremony, winning the community organization award.

Smith said trust had made a difference in so many lives and was working in a very difficult environment.

On Monday, staff at The Oxford Restaurant in Timaru won the Medium Business Award at the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce's 2022 Ara Business Excellence Awards.

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On Monday, staff at The Oxford Restaurant in Timaru won the Medium Business Award at the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Ara Business Excellence Awards.

The judges said the trust is able to provide “a comprehensive package of comprehensive services to those in need”.

“He has grown rapidly and is a trusted supplier and strong advocate locally and nationally,” they said.

Shaun and Aimee Fisher of the Vetta Group pictured after winning the Innovation and Technology Award at the 2022 Ara Business Excellence Awards on Monday.

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Shaun and Aimee Fisher of the Vetta Group pictured after winning the Innovation and Technology Award at the 2022 Ara Business Excellence Awards on Monday.

Smith said the 2022 awards reflect the diversity, innovation and tenacity of the South Canterbury community.

“Despite the Covid pandemic and a series of challenges most businesses and families have never faced before, the awards saw a very impressive list of entrants and finalists.

“The judges all had the difficult task of narrowing down the entries to the incredible finalists and then to the actual winners themselves,” she said.

Wendy Smith said the awards reflect the diversity, innovation and tenacity of the South Canterbury community.

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Wendy Smith said the awards reflect the diversity, innovation and tenacity of the South Canterbury community.

Smith said that for a community to thrive, there must be a strong business sector complemented by a robust and thriving nonprofit sector.

She said this year’s prices were of particular significance as the impact of Covid-19, the war in Ukraine, labor shortages and supply chain disruption had led to increased volatility in the market.

The new Workplace Wellbeing Award recognized the importance for companies to be committed to the health and wellbeing of their staff, she said.

“It was wonderful to see this hotly contested award.”

Jason and Amy Menard of MenardsNZ Ecosanctuary Accommodation have won the Sustainability and Environment Award at BEA 2022.

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Jason and Amy Menard of MenardsNZ Ecosanctuary Accommodation have won the Sustainability and Environment Award at BEA 2022.

“The businesses that have participated in the awards have shown adaptability, creativity and innovation and the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce is proud to have provided the business awards platform to recognize and celebrate these achievements.

“The pride in each nomination is evident and the standards are getting higher and higher,” she said.

The new format for the awards this year saw five back-to-back smaller events held at the theater complex, which Smith said reflected everyone’s adaptation to respond to the new Covid-19 environment.

Lynn River CEO Anthony Griffin pictured after winning the Great Business Award at the 2022 Business Excellence Awards.

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Lynn River CEO Anthony Griffin pictured after winning the Great Business Award at the 2022 Business Excellence Awards.

The award judges were Michael Barnett, Michelle Pye, Andrew Hercus, Landon McMillan and the special award judges were Wendy Smith, Dr William Rolleston, Fiona Stevens, ECan, Gordon Handy, Leonie Rasmussen, 2degrees and the chamber council.

Winners:

Emerging Business Award Finalist: 360 Cranes and Transport

Emerging Business Award Winner: The learning barn

Small Business Pricing: Petronelle Bookstore

Medium Business Price: The Oxford

Large Enterprise Award: Lynn River

Global Exporter Price: Viberi

Community Organization Award: Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust

Well-Being at Work Award: Bidwill Trust Hospital

Sustainability and Environment Award: Accommodation at MenardsNZ Ecosanctuary

Innovation and Technology Awards: Vetta Group

Support local price: Timaru District Libraries

Second Emerging Leader: Regan McLay of Oceania Dairy

Emerging Leader Winner: Cassandra Slumskie of Trinity Employment

Audience Award: Timaru District Libraries

Special mention : Tony Shaw

Supreme Award: Viberi

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TERI students with special needs raise funds for Ukrainians with similar disabilities https://18-98plus.com/teri-students-with-special-needs-raise-funds-for-ukrainians-with-similar-disabilities/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/teri-students-with-special-needs-raise-funds-for-ukrainians-with-similar-disabilities/ Student-designed t-shirts are meant to send love and raise desperately needed funds OCEANSIDE, Calif., June 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — TERI Learning Academy’s Transitional Class, made up of students with special needs ranging from autism to Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other developmental challenges, has launched a project to raise funds for the children and adults […]]]>

Student-designed t-shirts are meant to send love and raise desperately needed funds

OCEANSIDE, Calif., June 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — TERI Learning Academy’s Transitional Class, made up of students with special needs ranging from autism to Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other developmental challenges, has launched a project to raise funds for the children and adults of the Ukraine with similar disabilities. A student-designed t-shirt will be sold through the TERI website, Sheri’s one-stop shop, and the TERI-inspired resale shop. The proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts will be donated to Inclusion Europe (http://www.inclusion-europe.eu/) which sends these funds directly to the Ukrainian coalition VGO. 100% of the money collected by the Coalition and their local organizations is used to buy food, drinking water, medicine, hygiene products, sleeping bags, clothes and other necessary goods urgently.

Cindy Rogers, teaching assistant at TERI Learning Academy, developed the idea for the fundraiser due to her concerns about the plight of Ukrainian citizens with special needs and the immense burden on their loved ones. “For most people with intellectual disabilities and their families, leaving the war zone is not possible, so they are in constant danger and basic human needs are not being met. Our TERI students and teachers are eager to help by creating a meaningful personal fundraising project, we hope will have a positive impact.”

Cheryl Kilmer, CEO of TERI commented, “As a non-profit organization, we depend on the generosity and kindness of our donors. However, we have always made the importance of giving back to the local and international community a key part of the TERI culture and core values ​​of the organization. The situation of people in the Ukraine with special needs is heartbreaking. Our goal is to raise awareness of their plight, generate funds and allow our students to experience compassion for others facing similar challenges, but in much more difficult circumstances.”

TERI Learning Academy students are creating advertising posters and will begin taking orders for t-shirts this week. To order or donate, go to https://give.teriinc.org/TLAUkraineStrong.

About TERI
Situated in Oceanside, California Since 1980, TERI (Training, Education, Resource Institute) has provided highly specialized services and programs for people with special needs. This includes people with autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, severe behavioral disorders, dual diagnosis and learning disabilities. The organization’s 22-acre TERI Life Campus, under construction at St. Mark, will offer everything from two non-public schools to fine and performing arts, health and wellness, therapeutic equestrian programs and much more. The completed campus, unmatched anywhere in the world, will have the capacity to serve 3 times its current number of customers. TERI currently serves over 850 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families and employs over 500 people. For more information, visit http://www.teriinc.org. To make a donation go to https://www.teriinc.org/make-a-secure-donation/
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