first_imgColchester, VT: Summer is growing season for food, and this year, it’s the same for MyWebGrocer, the online world’s leading services provider to grocery retailers. MyWebGrocer is expanding in two ways by adding additional staff to their home office in Colchester, Vermont, and by opening a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina.In describing the new hires, MyWebGrocer CEO Rich Tarrant said, “Pardon the pun, but you could say we had a shopping list of the types of people we wanted to hire, and we not only got everything on it, we got more. I always say that even though we employ and rely on the latest technologies, it’s top-notch people who drive our success.”The Operations Department has added two new employees. As Operations Analysts, Jessica Bilodeau and Clare Walker are in charge of customer support, product maintenance, and store setup. “We pride ourselves on our customer service,” said Director of Operations Heather Drake, “and Jessica and Clare are people our customers already love working with.”Sarah Masuzzo has joined the MyWebLink team as Marketing Coordinator upon her graduation from Worcester State College in Worcester, Massachusetts, with her Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Sarah will handle public relations and ad operations, as well as marketing and sales support for MyWebLink, a division of MyWebGrocer.In addition, Laura Sutherland has joined MyWebGrocer as Vice President of Strategic Accounts after a very successful career at News America, and will also be in charge of opening the company’s new office in Charlotte, NC. Sutherland will work with the sales team to provide MyWebGrocer’s new and existing customers with the latest on-line technology, tools and services. Curt Alpeter, Senior Vice President of Sales said, “In our business, continual innovation is what gives us an edge. Laura will help us maintain that edge in providing the best and most current web solutions to our clients.”Tarrant expressed excitement about MyWebGrocer’s steady expansion, “The growth we have seen over the last few years is exciting. When we started this company in 1999, we were a small business with a single idea: to bring e-commerce to the grocery vertical. As I look at us today, we have become the leading provider of internet solutions to the grocery vertical and we continue to expand our offerings with new applications- most recently social networking tools and video applications. It gives me great pride that through it all we have kept the same core values in place; providing our customers with the latest technology and services available.”About MyWebGrocer:Founded in 1999 by Rich Tarrant, MyWebGrocer is a privately held company based in Burlington, Vermont, and is the industry leader in e-commerce and Internet marketing solutions to grocery retailers nationwide. “We Make Online Shopping Work,” by providing web site design and hosting, email, online circular, recipe, personalization and e-commerce services to more than 80 major retail grocery chains nationwide. With close to a decade’s worth of experience, MyWebGrocer has the tools and resources to make your web site and e-commerce initiatives efficient, effective and profitable. For more information please visit http://www.mywebgrocer.com(link is external).About MyWebLink:MyWebLink builds the convergence of convenience and commerce, providing the tools on which a progressive business is built. Leading retail organizations like Kraft Foods, Campbell’s, NetGrocer, and Newman’s Own rely on MyWebLink to power business-critical applications that increase revenue, reduce costs and streamline operations. For more information please visit http://www.myweblink.com(link is external).last_img read more

first_imgVermont Country Store,The proprietors of The Vermont Country Store, one of America’s most beloved retail experiences, will join the legendary daytime TV host Martha Stewart to talk recipes and share the success story behind their three generation family business in a special segment of The Martha Stewart Show. Lyman Orton and his three sons, Cabot, Eliot and Gardner Orton will be with Martha for an entire segment highlighted by the baking of a Vermont Country Store food favorite, the Maple Mountain Crunch Cake.The Vermont Country Store proprietors are l-r; Eliot, Lyman, Cabot and Gardner Orton. (Photo: Business Wire)‘We are truly pleased to be part of the Martha Stewart Show in addition to her magazine and website channels,’ Eliot Orton, one of the proprietors of The Vermont Country Store said. ‘She is, undoubtedly, one of the most respected lifestyle influencers in the world and millions rely on her sense of style and taste. From food to fashion, Martha is all about how to be comfortable while being practical. And in many ways, that’s exactly what The Vermont Country Store is all about as well.’The show, which is scheduled to premiere Thursday, November 17 on the Hallmark Channel, will also feature a representative selection of the unique and high-quality products that are customer favorites including Evening in Paris Perfume, Orton Cookie Buttons and 100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup.In the interview portion, Martha will ask brothers Cabot, Eliot and Gardner Orton to share some insight into the workings behind The Vermont Country Store, and how their family was able to transform a 1946 upstart catalog business into a beloved national retail and online enterprise today.The Martha Stewart Show with the Ortons and The Vermont Country Store segment will air on Thursday, November 17th at 10am EST on The Hallmark Channel. It will be rebroadcast at 2pm EST the same day and again at 1pm EST on November 18th. It will also be available on line at www.MarthaStewart.com(link is external).About The Vermont Country Store In 1946, Vrest and Ellen Orton printed their first catalogue’just 12 pages and 36 products’and mailed it to the folks on their Christmas card list and sixty-five years later continues to be Orton family owned. As Purveyors of The Practical and Hard to Find, The Vermont Country Store operates as a multichannel merchant through its mailed catalogs, e-commerce web site and two retail stores in Weston and Rockingham, Vermont. For more information, www.VermontCountryStore.com(link is external).MANCHESTER CENTER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s no secret that the state of the American workforce’s health is an expensive burden to bear—expensive for the health care system as a whole and for businesses that now have health care reform obligations to meet. The fact is, unhealthy employees cost more—both because of their actual medical expenses and due to their lost productivity.Implementing and supporting a corporate wellness program is one way that many businesses are trying to build a culture of health and fitness for the greater good of their employees and their bottom line. And, their employees appreciate the investment. According to the 2013 Aflac Workforces Report, employees enrolled in wellness programs at the place of their employment are more satisfied with their jobs.If you’re on the fence about whether or not your financial institution truly needs a corporate wellness program, consider these 10 statistics:86 million adult Americans have prediabetes (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)6% of U.S. adults are obese (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgNot too long ago, many of us were excitedly talking about the multi-channel experience and its anticipated impact on referral marketing. Fast-forward a few years, it’s now omnichannel ruling many of our discussions, and it appears it will continue to do so for some time—which is why we’ve decided to look at omnichannel trends in 2016 and how they will shape the future of referral marketing.So, What’s the Buzz About Omnichannel?For the unacquainted, omnichannel is simply a multi-channel approach to sales that seeks to provide the customer with a seamless shopping experience between their online and in-store points-of-purchase—including those from a desktop, mobile device, and brick-and-mortar store.Omnichannel customers, those shopping both digitally and in-store, now spend 93% more than online shoppers and 208% more than traditional in-store buyers. Along with their unique hybrid buying style, these shoppers expect highly personalized retail experiences that seamlessly span their virtual and physical shopping realms. For marketers and referral marketing, this shift towards a seamless experience is sprouting many exciting opportunities.So just what can we expect for the omnichannel trends in 2016 and how will they impact referral marketing? Here are our top picks: continue reading » 154SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgThe chorus of congressional voices calling for credit union regulatory relief grew louder this week with a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding the agency’s proposed rule on arbitration.Signed by 36 senators and 104 representatives, the letter calls for CFPB Director Richard Cordray to reconsider the agency’s recently proposed rule on arbitration, and examine and develop alternative proposals that foster consumer choice and preserve access to efficient dispute resolution.“Rather than giving consumers greater access to justice, the proposal will make it more difficult and more expensive for consumers to resolve disputes for service providers,” reads the letter, led by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.).“We appreciate the support of these 140 members of Congress, who recognize that rules, such as this, that are not narrowly tailored to address specific abuses, can actually harm consumers,” said Eli Joseph, CUNA deputy chief advocacy officer. “CUNA remains concerned that frivolous class action litigation harms credit unions and their members, and jeopardizes consumers’ ability to access the high-quality and affordable products that credit unions provide. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgThe organization of events, festivals, concerts, especially larger ones that last for several days is extremely complex and demanding, although at first it may not look like a visitor from the outside, but the ToDo list of each organizer is longer and requires a lot of organizational skills and experience.From reporting to the police, provide security guards, emergency medical service, pay ZAMP, provide enough emergency space, trash cans and their regular cleaning both during the event and after each day. This is just a drop in the ocean of tasks and obligations of every organizer, and in accordance with the new trends, the organizers have a great responsibility in setting new trends.Thus, the Hum Youth Association, whose purpose was to gather young people and improve the quality of social life of young people in the municipality of Hum na Sutli, organizes for the 13th time the rock Hoomstock Festival and turn to ecology and give a clear message to visitors – Let’s protect our environment. The aim of the festival is to become a “green festival” as they show special concern for the environment in Europe and more and more of them.Namely, the organizers of the Hoomstock festival have decided that they will no longer use classic disposable plastic cups at their festival, but reusable Hoomstock cups. In cooperation with the festival’s partner, Laško beer, multiple branded plastic glasses were made, which visitors will pay HRK 10,00 at the entrance to the festival and use throughout the festival. After the festival, visitors can return the glasses and get a refund or simply leave glasses as a souvenir and souvenir from the festival, and continue to use them in your home.An excellent example of socially responsible business, as well as the responsibility of the organizers to its positive impact on both nature and visitors. In order for the festival to be successful and last for years, in addition to the quality lineup of that organization, they must have some identity and a brand concept and philosophy. Yes and festivals are brands that attract visitors according to their values ​​and not just according to the type of music.Well done to the organizers Hoomstock Festival, support them and follow this positive example.last_img read more

first_img“My client has had problems in his spinal nerves since 2015 and the disease recurred in 2018,” Herie told kompas.com on Monday.”He learned from the internet that boiled cannabis water could help ease his pain.”Reyndhart was charged under Article 127 of Law No. 35/2009 on narcotics, which carries a sentence of one year in prison.The coalition argued that the law should not restrict the usage of narcotics for medical treatment. A group of activists under the Advocacy Coalition for Narcotics Usage for Medication along with several other civil society groups have called for the decriminalization of marijuana for medical treatments.The plea came following the arrest of Reyndhart Siahaan, a 37-year-old man from East Jakarta, in November for allegedly consuming marijuana at his boarding house in Manggarai Barat regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).Reyndhart’s lawyer, Herie CN, said his client used marijuana to relieve the pain caused by spinal cord compression, a disease he has suffered from since 2015. “Although Article 8 of the Narcotics Law forbids the use of type-1 narcotics for medical purposes, the original intent of the law is to ensure the availability of narcotic drugs for medical services. [..] The criminalization of people who need narcotics for medication clearly contradicts the main purpose of the existence of narcotic drugs, which is for the health of all Indonesians,” the group said in a statement on Wednesday.Read also: 420 blaze it? Here’s what you need to know about Indonesia’s marijuana lawThe statement also mentioned a similar case in 2017, when a 36-year-old man named Fidelis Arie was arrested by the Sanggau Narcotics Agency (BNN) in West Kalimantan for using marijuana to treat his terminally Ill wife.In August 2017, Fidelis was sentenced to eight months of imprisonment and a fine of Rp 1 billion (US$71,159) subsidiary to one month’s confinement.During his court proceedings, Fidelis’ wife, who suffered from syringomyelia, died due to lack of medication.Syringomyelia is a rare disease where a fluid-filled cyst or cavity forms within the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, can expand and elongate over time, destroying the spinal cord.The coalition explained that the right to medical service as a basic human right was stipulated in Article 28 H of the 1945 Constitution.”Learning from Fidelis and Reynhardt’s cases, it’s time for Indonesia to open its doors and provide the possibility of using type-1 narcotics for medical use,” the coalition said in the statement.The coalition expressed hope that the panel of judges who dealt with Reynhardt’s case could put forward his right to health and prioritize fundamental justice and legal utility. They also hope that the judges will free him of all charges.”What Reynhardt did could be categorized as an emergency since marijuana effectively treated his illness. Article 48 of the criminal code says that those who commit a criminal offense due to emergency cannot be charged,” the group continued.The coalition also urged the government to reevaluate the ban on type-1 narcotics in medical fields and to conduct research on narcotics and marijuana.  Topics :last_img read more

first_imgTo Our Readers:Mother’s Day is always a terrific day to well, just spend time with my sons. Just hang out together – in the backyard with the dogs, at Monmouth Park, on a golf course. Unfortunately for a long time my oldest, Bart, has been living in the south of France. He lives a very civilized life and I’m thrilled he has a red tile-roofed apartment in an ancient Roman walking city nestled just minutes from the Mediterranean. The largest Place de la Comedie and the oldest carousel in all of Europe doesn’t hurt much either. But, I miss him. He’s happy and has a loving partner so ultimately, that’s what a mother wants for her children. It’s all good. And I’ll get to see him this fall when he comes home for my younger son Shane’s wedding in October. If you look on our Celebrations page this week, you will see Shane’s photo with the love of his life, Kate Judd, who he met while they were both in law school. My son is more than smitten and that goofy grin that’s on his face more than not is the first clue. Kate hails from Westfield, is a killer cook, and Shane from Tinton Falls. Beyond law they share the love of the Giants, dogs, kids, the beach, a sense of humor and a crazy show “How I Met Your Mother” which has something to do with the Yellow umbrella he proposed under. She’s a lovely gal from a really warm, intelligent and wicked funny family. So, I am so very happy for them both and think they are lucky to have found each other. I so look forward to dancing with my son at his wedding. When I ran into some health glitches a few years back, that was the Big Ask of God and thankfully, it came true.Every day I think of funny, tragic and scary days in my sons’ lives, but Mother’s Day probably more than most. Disney World a zillion times, sleeping under the Christmas tree, feeding fish to Pelicans, boating, the first day we put in the pool, the pony for a 4th birthday present, traveling up and down the east and west coast, New Hampshire and Maine, teaching them how to play golf, the first Communion and Confirmation, all my extended sons, getting to the soccer field just in time after a 36- hour trip from Kuala Lumpur, the PTA, being a drama mama, a soccer mom and a varsity football booster who handed out Gatorade after each game, the egg hunts, dragging the younger one from Borneo, to the Galapagos Islands to Western Samoa and lots in between, the many occasions spent at Monmouth Park, the family holidays, the tears after dropping them each off at college and the joy of button-popping graduations. Then there were all those terrifying trips to the ER, the crushed leg on the ski slopes and sleeping in a chair for weeks, explaining why someone they loved would no longer be a part of their daily life but alive in their hearts.I wasn’t the cookie-baking mom with an apron. Far from it. But I was at every game, play and important event in their lives. And I have always told them that as a journalist, I wouldn’t leave them millions but I did change the world for the better. That’s the legacy I leave my sons. And I hope they too leave the world a better place than they found it.But just who would have I have tried to make the world a better place for if not my sons? I’m so proud of them and thank them for the joy and meaning they give my life. They made my life whole and will always make my heart pop!Let’s Have Coffee!Jody [email protected]last_img read more