Otter Creek Awnings returns to Vermont ownerhsip

first_imgOTTER CREEK AWNINGSRETURNS TO VERMONT OWNERSHIP Otter Creek Awnings, started in a Middlebury basement in 1976, is now owned once again by a Vermonter. Todd Warren of Essex purchased Otter Creek in late August, returning the company known for Vermont values home to its roots. Warren, a Johnson State College graduate born in Burlington, Vermont, joined Otter Creek in 1997 as Director of Sales and Marketing and has served as company President since 2001.”It feels wonderful for everyone involved, and it is truly a great thing for our employees and the customers we serve. We’ve always conducted ourselves as a local company. Our heritage, our customers and our staff have always been local. We will continue to work to enhance the feeling and the experience of working with a Vermont company whose number one priority is customer satisfaction,” Warren said.Under his leadership, Otter Creek has seen over 200% growth in revenue and as a result of his work at Otter Creek and in the community, Warren was recognized as the 2007 Associate of the Year for the Home Builder’s and Remodeler’s Association of Northern Vermont. “Too often small companies become part of a larger corporation; this time, we’re fortunate to reverse the scenario and bring Otter Creek back into the hands of local ownership.”last_img read more

Leicester scramble to unlock ’14 seconds’ Silva shambles

first_img“I’ve spoken to him. I feel for the lad. He is not only so keen to come, but the deal was also agreed between the clubs, it is just the finalisation.Adrien Silva“It is World Cup year for the player and he is in limbo. He is a strong character and I am sure he will be fine.”Leicester are working to overturn FIFA’s decision.“We are still trying to finalise it, it is still up in the air,” said Shakespeare. “It is important to keep a level head. In truth, I don’t understand it all. You identify the players then you leave the other bits to the legal people.”Share on: WhatsApp Manager Craig ShakespeareLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva has been unable to train and remains in limbo as Leicester City bid to sort out his future, manager Craig Shakespeare said on Friday.The 2015/16 Premier League champions agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon for the 28-year-old on August 31, the final day of the summer transfer window.But the club reportedly missed the deadline to register their new signing by a mere 14 seconds.Leicester officials are confident the necessary paperwork was sent before the midnight deadline, having been granted an hour’s extension to complete the deal.Sporting insist the deal is binding but the uncertainty currently leaves Silva in limbo, unable to play and even train with Leicester even though he is in the city.“No he is not training,” said Leicester boss Shakespeare ahead of Saturday’s home game against current champions Chelsea.last_img read more

Florida man uses dating site to lure woman to park before raping her

first_imgPolice in Miami-Dade have arrested a 21-year-old man who reportedly used a dating site to lure and a woman to a park and rape her.According to the report, Joanka Ortiz and the victim reportedly became acquainted through the dating app in January and decided to meet up.The two met at Black Point Park & Marina and sometime during the encounter, Ortiz reportedly bent the victim over a table under a park pavilion and forced her to have sex with him.According the police, the victim then pushed Ortiz off of her and asked to go home.When authorities contacted Ortiz about the incident he confessed to the crime.He has since been arrested and is facing a sexual battery charge. A judge has set his bond at $5,000 and has requested that he be placed on house arrest after his release.Officials also say Ortiz was arrested in March after was caught using his phone to video tape up a woman’s skirt when he worked at a Pet Supermarket.last_img read more

Fraser, Strohman power Wolves to Junior Bomber Invitational Title

first_imgLiam Fraser and Kyle Strohmann combined for 40 points to lead the Grand Forks Wolves to a 65-53 victory over Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar in the final of the Bomber Junior Boy’s Invitational Saturday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.Strohman, playing most of the game in foul trouble, finished with a game-high 23 points while Fraser, lights out from behind the three-point line, had 17 including five threes.last_img