Mount Family named Franchise of the Year by Westaff

first_imgMount Family Group, LTD,The Mount Family Group (MFG), operator of Westaff offices in Burlington,St. Albans, St. Johnsbury and Barre was named Franchise Business of theYear by the Westaff Franchisor, The Select Family of Staffing Companies.MFG also operates Westaff branches along the Connecticut River Valley inNew Hampshire and in New York and southern New England.In presenting the award, Irwin Much, President of the Select FranchiseDivision cited the group s sales level and its expansion during therecent economic downturn. The award was presented at the Select ManagersMeeting in Newport Beach, California.Accepting the award were David Mount, James Mount and Karen Mount. Thisaward is really accepted on behalf of all of the employees of our company both our full-time staff and our temporary associates. It is a greathonor for us and for them and we thank them for all that they do, saidDavid Mount.Mount Family Group is a Vermont corporation with headquarters on MainStreet in Burlington.Source: Westaff. 5.4.2010last_img read more

Former athletes planning Independence Day `Old School versus New School’ athletic championship

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanCOME Independence Day, May 26, two former track athletes from Mackenzie High School (MHS) and Christianburg/Wismar Secondary (Multi) are putting together what they term the inaugural ‘Old School/New School’ Track and Field Championship, which will be staged at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.The former athletes Shawn ‘Baldhead’ McNeil who attended MHS and Floyd Cameron who is a past student of Multi came up with the idea as they reminisced at the good old days when they were fierce competitors.Speaking to Chronicle Sport, McNeil said, “We started at the Under-11s to compete against each other, then at secondary school and as such, over the years Floyd began giving back basically to Multi items such as running shoes and I did likewise, to get trophies for MHS athletes from time to time. So we thought instead of doing things individually, he at Multi and I at MHS, we decided to do something to let both schools benefit.”Shawn McNeilIt was from this aspect of donating to their alma mater that McNeil said, “We decided to host a championship in our names and pit the two schools against each other. We call it the “Old School, New School” track athletic championship.Events for past athletes will be the Over-20, Over-40, Over-50 and the normal events for the athletes who are currently attending school.“Our plan is to give each school nothing less than $100 000 that will go towards their individual track and field programme. That is our plan and it is also our desire to feed the athletes on the day of the championship and not let that be the task of the schools.”McNeil also hinted that while it is our plan to feed the athletes, we are looking to create a menu that is going to be beneficial for the athletes on that day.”McNeil added, “We also plan to recognise eight former athletes, two males and two females from each school. Instead of giving athletes a trophy we plan to give them a tablet and it is about six tablets which we have catered for in our budget.”The former standout MHS track and field athlete further informed that they also intend to give the two schools one Smart flat screen television to help with the track and field programme.They have already approached Multi Track Club and Ministry of Education, who are excited about the planned championship. He said, “Both schools are on board and hopefully everything works out the way it is planned to have a successful championship.”last_img read more