Mount 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. 5.4.2010
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 1 The World Cup is now a mere fading memory as manager, players and fans prepare the the start of the new Premier League season next weekend.Having had a chance to impress at the World Cup and throughout pre-season, coaches have had plenty of time to mull over their preferred starting XI that might most likely challange for glory.So could Jose Mourinho give us a glimpse of what many are touting to be a Premier League-winning side in their penultimate friendly tie against Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros on Sunday?There’s still much to learn about the club’s goalkeeper situation, though Petr Cech is likely to be the Blues’ number one for another season despite Thibaut Courtois proving he is more than capable following three campaigns on loan at La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.Captain John Terry and Gary Cahill are perhaps one of those most solid centre-back partnerships in England, while Cesar Azpilicueta may switch over to his preferred right-back position to accommodate for summer arrival Filipe Luis to complete the back-four.In midfield, holding commander Nemanja Matic impressed at the tail end of last season and has only strengthened his starting spot over the summer, while landmark signing Cesc Fabregas and Brazilian starlet Oscar could prove a formidable creative duo behind a three-man attack.And what an attack it is, with electric Belgian Eden Hazard and World Cup winner Andre Schurrle – who was a key man for Germany in Brazil – on either flank in support of new frontman Diego Costa, who will aim to continue his outrageous goalscoring form for Atletico on English shores this season.So is this the team Mourinho will pick to face Ferencvaros in Budapest?
The St. Regis MelbourneSt. Regis Hotels & Resorts slated to debut in AustraliaSt. Regis Hotels & Resorts today announced the signing of The St. Regis Melbourne, marking the first hotel in Australia for the renowned luxury brand. Owned by Century Group Aus, this new-build hotel is slated to open in 2022 and will be located in the heart of Melbourne amidst distinct architecture and a dynamic arts scene.“Melbourne’s vibrant mix of world-class dining, art galleries and rich history makes it an ideal destination for the debut of the iconic St. Regis brand in Australia,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “We are delighted to be working with Century Group Aus to open The St. Regis Melbourne and offer our guests impeccable service and exquisite experiences in Australia.”Located in the luxury mixed-use precinct Flinders Bank on the corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets, the new St. Regis Melbourne will serve as a landmark gateway to the city’s bustling Central Business District. Guests will also be within walking distance of Collins Street, known for its historic Victorian architecture, prestigious boutiques and high-end retailers, as well as the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.“We are honoured to be bringing this iconic brand to Australia,” said Connie Wu, Executive Director of Century Group Aus. “From the outset, we knew we wanted to create a hotel for today’s discerning and sophisticated traveller and the St. Regis brand’s timeless, tasteful and luxurious offering is the perfect fit. We are confident this hotel will become an architectural benchmark in the region and the jewel in the crown at Flinders Bank.”The 33-storey Flinders Bank will house the St. Regis Melbourne across levels 2 to 11 and include 168 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites, all of which will offer sweeping views of the Yarra River or city skyline. With interiors created by world-leading interior design studio, Chada, and the building designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, The St. Regis Melbourne will be an instant icon and stylish addition to the city’s skyline. Refined food and beverage offerings will include a specialty restaurant in addition to a sophisticated Drawing Room space and the St. Regis Bar, which will serve up the local rendition of the brand’s signature cocktail, the Bloody Mary. Guests will also be able to immerse themselves in unparalleled leisure facilities, such as a fitness and wellness centre with a 25-metre indoor swimming pool and an exceptional Iridium Spa and beauty salon. Guests of The St. Regis Melbourne will also experience the renowned hallmarks of the St. Regis brand, including the legendary St. Regis Butler Service that personalises each stay according to guests’ unique tastes and preferences. The hotel will also be an ideal setting for exclusive corporate gatherings, special events and weddings.“This signing is an indication of the investment community’s confidence in the Australian hotel market, where we are seeing a growing demand for premium lodgings,” said Richard Crawford, Senior Director, Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific at Marriott International. “The St. Regis Melbourne will be an outstanding addition to our strong and growing footprint in the region, where we are on track to boast the largest portfolio of upper upscale and luxury hotels and resorts, with two-thirds of the new supply pipeline.”St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is one of the world’s fastest growing luxury hospitality brands, more than doubling its footprint in recent years. There are currently more than 40 St. Regis branded hotels open worldwide and for more information please visit www.stregis.com.Source = St. Regis Hotels & Resorts