Very limited tickets available for the GamesIndustry.biz UK Marketing SummitSpeakers include 20th Century Fox, BBC, McLaren and more set to appearChristopher DringHead of Games B2BMonday 10th December 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareGamesIndustry.biz will be bringing its behind-closed-doors Marketing Summit back to the UK next month.The networking and conference event will feature an overnight stay at Stoke Park, talks from marketing experts working outside of video games, plus numerous networking opportunities. Tickets cost £600 each, and includes the overnight stay, food and drink. It runs from January 31st – February 1st at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire.The event will be conducted under Chatham House rules.Talks include:Gaming in the attention economy – Opportunities and Pitfalls (Karol Severin, Midia Research).The effects of streaming on movie and TV Home Entertainment (Robert Price, 20th Century Fox)The Future of Extended Reality (Howard Sulivan)Live Q&A on Influencer Marketing (Seb Carmichael-Brown, Hashtag United).How McLaren Changed Gear To Engage A New Audience Via Esports (Ben Payne, McLaren)It’s About Time: Regenerating The Doctor Who Franchise (Gwenaelle Boissel and Vanessa Hamilton, BBC)Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Plus sessions on responsible marketing and re-launching a major movie IP.Already senior directors at major games publishers and platform holders have signed up to the event. We now have just a handful of tickets remaining.For those interested in speaking at the event, we have a sponsor package remaining. For tickets and sponsorship details, contact: [email protected] Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesActivision no longer working with Call of Duty actor after hateful sexist commentsA video resurfaced on social media showing Jeff Leach making offensive, sexual and threatening remarks targeting women By Marie Dealessandri 2 days agoHow Women in Gaming survived its publisher’s demiseMeagan Marie explains how Crystal Dynamics stepped in after Prima Games, the original publisher of her book, shut down right after launchBy Brendan Sinclair 4 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Megan Lane of Loretto, ON enjoyed an impressive debut at the CHIO Aachen, considered by many to be the world’s most prestigious annual equestrian event, held from July 15-20 in Aachen, Germany.Riding Caravella, her own 13-year-old Canadian-bred Dutch Warmblood mare, Lane placed ninth in the CDI4* division after achieving a score of 70.460% in the Grand Prix. She went on to contest the Grand Prix Special, where a second strong performance earned her a score of 70.235% for sixth place.Only 23 years of age, Lane is one of five Canadian dressage riders who each received a $20,000 grant from the Canadian Dressage Athlete Assistance Program (C-DAAP) in support of their 2014 international competition goals. Lane and Caravella have been named to the Canadian Dressage Team that will compete at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France, in August. It will mark Lane’s major games debut but it is not her first international appearance; previously, she and Caravella represented Canada on teams at the North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championships, earning medals several times over.“The C-DAAP grant has been instrumental in covering the huge costs associated with training, travelling and competing throughout Europe,” said Lane, who is currently based in Rattingen, Germany, with her Canadian WEG teammates, Karen Pavicic and David Marcus. “I would probably not have been able to enter competitions before the WEG training camp, and certainly would not have had the opportunity to compete at the Aachen World Equestrian Festival if it were not for C-DAAP.”Lane continued, “The timing of the C-DAAP grant was impeccable. I see the opportunity not only for myself gaining the experience, but also as an invaluable investment in Canadian dressage on the world stage.”Lane will compete at CDI3* Verden, Germany, from August 6-10 as a final preparation for WEG, which acts as the world championships for equestrian sport.“The support from C-DAAP has been a monumental asset in my career because of the doors that it opens for me, allowing me to step into some of the biggest dressage shows in the world,” said Lane. “My goal at WEG is not simply to show up; I am there to be as competitive as possible and represent Canada to the best of my abilities and my horse’s abilities. Since neither my horse nor I have competed in Europe before, the opportunity to compete here beforehand is a key component to achieving this goal. I would sincerely like to thank Deborah Kinzinger and the supporters of C-DAAP who have worked tirelessly in many ways to positively affect our sport and build the future of dressage in Canada.”The four other Canadian athletes to receive C-DAAP High Performance European Training and Competition Grants are: Brittany Fraser of New Glasgow, NS and All In, her nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; Karen Pavicic of Surrey, BC, and Don Daiquiri, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Pavicic and Jayne Essig; Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON, and Anton, a 14-year-old German-bred gelding owned by Robyn Eames; and Chris Von Martels of Ridgetown, ON, and Zilverstar, his 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding. Tags: CHIO Aachen, Caravella, Megan Lane, Email* SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.
Job DescriptionAssist the head coach in planning and organizing all phases ofa Division I basketball program.Recruitment and evaluation of prospective student-athletes andrelated regional and national travel.Scouting of assigned opponents.Assist head coach in preparation and conduct of practices andgames.Assist head coach in overseeing academic progress.Liaison to designated campus support departments and athleticdepartments (i.e., residence life, academics).Coordinate outreach efforts with community, alumni, andsupporters.Assist the head coach in any other areas deemed necessary.Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree required.1-3 years basketball coaching experience at the junior college,university, and/or professional level.Preferred QualificationsWorking knowledge of Division I NCAA rules andregulations.Master’s degree.Experience working with social media.Experience monitoring student-athlete academic attendance andprogress.Experience coaching Division I men’s basketball.SalaryCommensurate with experience.**The starting salary will be determined by the qualificationsof the selected applicant balanced with departmental budgetavailability, internal salary equity considerations, and availablemarket information.How to ApplyTo apply for this position, please click on the “Apply” buttonon this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the”Submit” button by midnight of the application deadline. If youneed assistance completing your application there are instructionsavailable on the Human Resources website or in person in the HumanResources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – onthe corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonableaccommodation to participate in the hiring process please contactthe Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.Equal Employment OpportunityNorthern Arizona University is a committed EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.EEO is the Law Poster and SupplementsNAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps,and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Brendan SinclairManaging EditorWednesday 24th March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareFormer Ghostwire: Tokyo creative director Ikumi Nakamura is opening her own studio.The news was revealed in a video published yesterday on Cutscenes, a YouTube channel run by Japanese press outlet Game*Spark and Japanese documentary maker Archipel.In the 17-minute clip, Nakamura explores a variety of abandoned buildings as she explains in voiceover her ambitions to open her own small studio to work on original intellectual property.The name of the studio was not announced. As with Ghostwire, she will serve as the studio’s creative director. However, she is planning to handle the role differently, considering she left her previous creative director role at Tango Gameworks in 2019 because it had been negatively impacting her health.”I started wondering whether there wasn’t a way for me to make games while feeling better,” Nakamura said. “I took the decision to quit before it was too late.”I was running away in a way. However, I believe that running away can be very positive. Rather than stacking things upon oneself, I think that running away for something better is the healthier choice.”One thing she said she’s looking to change is a tendency to micromanage.”I used to be the type of director who stepped too much into each department. I want to try and control this and be able to entrust my team more,” she said.Related JobsEnvironment Artists – New IP South East Creative AssemblyLead Sound Designer South East Creative AssemblyRemote Environment Artist Console Studio UK UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Nakamura also wants her new studio to have full gender equality, and to hire many non-Japanese developers despite possible language barriers because she values a mix of cultures.As for the project itself, Nakamura spoke about it only vaguely.”One thing I’m aiming for is to stop making games too seriously. If I had to compare myself to a Marvel character, I would go with Deadpool, who’s left out of the Avengers. I want to make a game full of dark jokes.”
“If Brexit is allowed to interrupt the flow of talent to the U.K., Britain’s loss will be Ireland’s gain if skilled workers are lured by its dynamic and English-speaking labor market,” he added.The news comes as Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan on Monday warned that a deluge of passport applications from British citizens seeking Irish papers risked clogging up the system at its busiest time and causing further delays.Brits are also looking outside of the EU. The Canadian embassy said that visits to its immigration, refugees and citizenship website rose by 325 percent above normal levels on Friday, the day the result of the U.K.’s EU referendum was revealed. Also On POLITICO Vodafone considering moving headquarters out of UK post-Brexit By Cynthia Kroet Marine Le Pen: Brexit ‘most important moment since Berlin Wall’ By Paul Dallison opinion Britain’s very European act By Brian M. Carney Referendum fever sweeps EU after Brexit By Nicholas Vinocur The number of youths wanting to leave the U.K. to work abroad doubled in the 48 hours after Britain voted to leave the EU, according to job search site Indeed.Online searches for job openings in Dublin and Berlin were spiking, Mariano Mamertino, a spokesman for Indeed, told the Independent.“Most job seekers looked to the very countries of the European Union that Britain will be leaving, with Ireland attracting the most searches. This could be early signs of British job seekers’ collective vote of no confidence,” Mamertino said.
Suwannee Hulaween boasts the ultimate Halloween lineup for 2015, featuring a huge roster of artists across a multitude of genres. The String Cheese Incident, Pretty Lights, Primus, STS9, Chance the Rapper & Social Experiment, ODESZA, Slightly Stoopid, GRiZ, Lettuce, Railroad Earth, Papadosio, The Floozies, Sam Bush Band, Dopapod, The New Mastersounds, Future Rock, Goldfish, Elephant Revival, The Nth Power, Earphunk, Sister Sparrow and the Dirtybirds, Turbo Suit, and many more are slated for the massive three-day event, which takes place at the majestic Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, October 30th-November 1st.Live for Live Music is excited to offer you the chance to win the incredible VIP “Mummy” Package for two! This includes:-Discounted Beverages including Beer and Liquor Drinks-VIP Indoor Bathrooms-Designated VIP Viewing Areas at Main Stage-VIP Camping Area located near the Main Stage-VIP Swag Bag including Hulaween 2015 Poster, T-shirt, Laminate & more!-Complementary Massages-Complementary Golf Cart Shuttle Service throughout the park at designated VIP stopsPLUS!-Side stage viewing of SCI Halloween set-2 x Thursday Pre-party TicketsEnter to win below! UPDATE [10.5]: Due to an excessive number of spambots that attacked this contest, we have unfortunately been forced to end this giveaway prior to the initial end date. The spam entries have been isolated and removed, through the tireless efforts of our staff, but the effects of these entries were wreaking havoc on our infrastructure and forced us to make this unfortunate decision. We appreciate everyone who participated in this contest, and will reveal the winning entrant in the near future. Thank you for your continued support of Live for Live Music!
Verizon Wireless recently activated new fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage in the vicinity of Route 2 in North Hero, Vermont. 4G LTE empowers Verizon Wireless customers with compatible devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, and download files wirelessly at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.In 2012, Verizon Wireless completed $256 million in wireless network enhancements across New England, increasing the company’s regional network investment to more than $3.3 billion since its inception in 2000. Verizon Wireless also introduced and expanded 4G LTE service within the Green Mountain State as follows:– May 2012: Verizon Wireless debuted 4G LTE in Burlington and more than 30 additional communities throughout Northern Vermont.– July 2012: Verizon Wireless expanded 4G LTE to Bennington, Rutland and 16 additional communities.– August 2012: Verizon Wireless activated 4G LTE service in Brattleboro, White River Junction and 14 additional communities, bringing the power of 4G LTE to more than sixty communities throughout the state in a matter of months.In addition to enhancing technologies at already existing cell sites, in 2012 Verizon Wireless built and activated new cell sites within the following Vermont communities: Castleton, Colchester, Hardwick, Hinesburg, North Hero, Northfield, South Hero, Swanton and Westford.‘ 4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with the world via next generation apps, devices and solutions,’ commented Dave MacBeth, Executive Director of Network for Verizon Wireless. ‘ By investing in wireless broadband we’ re investing in local communities and economies where our customers live, work and play.’Two years after its launch, the Verizon 4G LTE network is available to more than 273 million people across the U.S. ‘ close to 89 percent of the U.S. population. For a full list of 4G LTE markets please visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte(link is external).
With Martin Luther King weekend on the way, Vermont ski and snowboard resorts are brimming with events and deals. From fireworks to meeting owls, lodging packages to learn-to ski incentives — check them all out at SkiVermont.com.(link is external)EVENTSJanuary 17, 2015 – Okemo Shakin’ Skate NightA fun evening of ice skating with a live DJ, games, and fun for the whole family in Okemo’s Ice House skating pavilion(link is external) at Jackson Gore! Admission fee charged. Skate rentals available. January 17, 2015 – Meet Oberon the Owl at Q Burke Mountain ResortDiscover the unique adaptations and habits of Vermont’s owls, and meet Oberon: Northwood’s travelling Barred Owl. Skiburke.com/events/ for complete details. $10/pp, 5-6:30pm. January 17, 2015 – Torchlight Parade & Dance Party at Suicide SixA fun event for the whole family: Après ski in the Lounge from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Torchlight Parade – shortly after sunset. Dancing in the Lodge from 6:30pm – 10:00pm. $5.00 per person – $20.00 per car load.January 17-19, 2015 – Acrobag Weekend at Q Burke Mountain ResortFriday through Sunday from 9am to 3pm, Q burke will have an Acrobag available to the public. $40/pp, for a day pass, $30/student. Patio BBQ and Big Air Competition begins Sunday, Jan 18 at 1pm.January 17, 2015 – American Melting Pot Family Buffet at Sugarbush ResortEnjoy a variety of classic American dishes with entertainment including stilt walkers, face painters, and hula hoop dancers. Conclude the night with a torchlight parade and fireworks viewing.January 17, 2015 – Tour De Moon at Sugarbush ResortJoin us for a moonlit skin or snowshoe up Mt. Ellen to the Glen House for dinner and beverages, followed by skiing or riding back to the base. Open to skinners of all abilities with skinning equipment available from the Alpine Shop.January 18, 2015 – PHAT Day at Okemo Mountain Resort To commemorate National Safety Month, the PHAT (Protect Your Head at All Times/Protect Your Head on All Terrain) team will be on hand to extol the virtues of wearing a helmet while skiing and riding. They’ll have stickers, posters and helmet raffles.January 18, 2015 – Ro Jam Bo Rail Jam Series at Stratton MountainBrought to you by Stratton Mountain Resort and USASA Southern Vermont Series, the Ro Jam Bo Rail Jam Series comes to Stratton giving skiers and riders a chance at $10,000 in cash and prizes! Stratton Park Crew creates a sweet rail arena with different lines for all ability levels. Pro and amateur classes. Visit stratton.com for registration details.January 18, 2015 – Okemo Fireworks ShowOkemo lights up the night sky with a spectacular fireworks show at 7:30 p.m., visitors can enjoy a winter warmer in the Sitting Bull, located in the Okemo Clock Tower base lodge. For the best view, join the snowshoe hike and watch the fireworks from around a bonfire on the mountain. Call (802) 228-1600 to reserve a spot on the tour.January 23-24, 2015 – University of Vermont Winter Carnival at Trapp Family LodgeThe top skiers from New England Colleges and Universities, the likes of University of Vermont, Middlebury College and Dartmouth, compete with each other throughout the weekend. The format for the skate races will be individual starts and the classic races will be mass start, with 5Km and 10Km men’s and women’s events. http://www.uvmathletics.com/schedule.aspx?path=ski(link is external)January 23-25, 2015 – Women on Snow at Stratton Mountain Supercharge your skiing skills with coaching, camaraderie, fitness and a whole lot of fun. Open to all levels age 18 and older. Whether you are just starting out, an intermediate looking for a big breakthrough, or an expert who is looking to expand their skills even further, this camp is for you. Space is limited. For all ability levels, ages 18+ Visit stratton.com for details and more dates.January 24, 2015 – K-Town Showdown at Killington ResortKillington Parks will celebrate the opening of Dream Maker on Bear Mountain with a full-day rail jam sponsored by Never Summer, SPY, GoPro, Under Armour and Sunoco.January 24, 2015 – Q Burke Comedy Tour stop #5: Dan Crohn, Phoebe Angle, and Autumn SpencerCome have a good laugh in the Kingdom Café as we feature three comedians from 9-11pm. Drink service is available to audience members with a valid 21+ ID. 18+ Event, $20 pre-purchase, $30 Day-of. January 24, 2015 – Boston’s Mix 104.1’s Wellness on Wheels Tour at Smugglers’ Notch ResortJoin Boston’s Mix 104.1 at the Morse Mountain Gazebo in Smugglers’ Village from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon to enjoy great Mix music, healthy samples, great tips, free giveaways, and fun souvenirs. Mix 104.1’s Erin O’Malley and Smugglers’ Goodtime Charlie will be at the weekend après ski party at the Black Bear Tavern in the Base Lodge from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for great prizes, contests, and music.January 24-25, 2015 – Wounded Military Heroes Weekend at Bromley MountainThe Bart Center for special needs will host the tenth annual Wounded Military Heroes weekend. This weekend is dedicated to our service veterans who have been wounded in action. It gives them an opportunity to experience the sport of skiing or snowboarding with some of the best instructors in the business. Learn more, or how you can participate at www.bartcenter.com(link is external).January 24-25, 2015 – NATO Tele Workshop at Bromley MountainThese annual events are the most complete on-snow telemark clinics offered in North America. Everything is covered, from the elementary concepts behind the style to high-end hybrid, free heel techniques including step, jump, and hop tele’s, linking smooth turns and free heel parallel. Visit NATO’s website(link is external) for more information & to register.January 24, 2015 – Okemo’s Flannel with Flair FundraiserA benefit for the Okemo Community Challenge, Flannel with Flair continues the tradition of supporting the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of the local community. Enjoy dinner and dancing with live music at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Roundhouse. Call Vermont Properties at (802) 228-8877 for more information.January 25, 2015 – Ski for Heat at Bromley MountainJoin us for a fun, community event aimed at supporting Ski for Heat. It’s easy to join in on the fun; Register online at SkiforHeat.org(link is external), check in at Guest Services on January 25th to get your $40 lift ticket and your bib number. Half of all proceeds raised will go back to Ski for Heat as a donation, and the top three skiers or riders with the most runs on the day will get a bunch of great prizes.January 25, 2015 – Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge at Q Burke Mountain ResortThe Q Burke chapter of the Mountain Dew Vertical challenge is a Dual-Slalom Alpine race taking place from 11am-2pm. Awards will be given to the winning competitors. Sign up at www.skiverticalchallenge.com(link is external).January 26-30, 2015 – Okemo Women’s Alpine AdventuresThis program is designed exclusively for women(link is external) and led by some of the best female ski and snowboard coaches in the business. Their goal is to take skiing and snowboarding women to the next level in any snow conditions and on any terrain. Participants quickly overcome fear, build self-confidence and meet new friends in a supportive and social environment. For more information call (802) 228-1600.January 30, 2015 – Subaru and Hyundai Owner Appreciation Day at Bolton ValleyOn Friday, January 30, Subaru and Hyundai owners can get one free lift ticket and buy up to three more lift tickets at 50% off. January 30 – February 1, 2015 – Women’s Ski Discovery Camp at Sugarbush ResortOne of two fun and inspiring multi-day ski and ride camps for women only. Activities include instruction, demos, video analysis, equipment talk, and après fun.January 31 – February 1, 2015 – Boy Scout Weekend at Bromley MountainNow in its 40th season, the Boy Scouts of America, Green Mountain Council Bromley Ski Weekend is the oldest scouting event of its kind in the country. Scouts will have the opportunity to work on their snow sports merit badge over the weekend. 1pm Saturday will kick off the annual race with the fastest skier and snowboarder each winning a season pass to Bromley for the 2015/16 season. Scouts, visit scoutingvermont.org for more info.January 31, 2015 – Swan Lake with the State Ballet Theatre of Russia At Stowe’s Spruce Peak Performing Arts CenterThe world’s most beloved Russian folk tale involves the young princess Odette transformed into a swan, the handsome prince Siegfried, Odile, and triumph over adversity. Music by Tchaikovsky. DEALSBolton Valley50/50 Monday -Every Monday folks age 50 and over get 50% off lift tickets, lessons, rentals and lunch.College Night – Every Wednesday college students pay just $19 for lift tickets staring at noon. Pizza slices, hot dogs and sodas are just $2 for college students on Wednesdays.Late Night at Bolton Valley -Every Friday the lifts spin until 10pm and lift tickets are just $19 starting at 7pm. Cap your night off with nightly drink specials, late night food and live entertainment in the James Moore Tavern.Bolton After Dark -Every Saturday, night skiing is just $19 starting at 4pm and flatbread slices and sodas are only $2 from 4-8pm. Bromley MountainJanuary 19, 2015 – Start Fun, Start Free: Intro to Ski & Ride FREE at Bromley Mountain. Join the Bromley Ski & Snowboard School in the newly sculpted Terrain Based Learning Zone for FREE on Monday, January 19. Here’s the skinny: Ages 6 & up, please. Package includes a Learning Zone lift ticket, rental equipment and instruction from 10:30am to noon. Call the Bromley Ski and Snowboard School to register by 4pm on 1/18/2014 at 802/824/5522 x301. Limited to the first 75 participants to register.Family Fridays at Bromley Mountain – Every full paying can purchase up to three teen/junior tickets for just $20 each. Family Fridays are good every Friday this winter season except during the holiday periods.2-fer Tuesdays at Bromley Mountain – Buy one full priced lift ticket on 2-fer Tuesdays and get a second free. Valid every non-holiday Tuesday, except for 3/17. Valid for two people, both must be present.KidsRule Online Discount at Bromley Mountain – Reserve your KidsRule Mountain Camps(link is external) lesson online this season and save $10 per day – reserve now.(link is external)Killington ResortWith the Ski & Stay Package, save on lodging and lift tickets, plus lessons and rental equipment. Kids 6 years old and younger ski free every day at Killington when accompanied by an adult, plus with the pre-purchase of each Adult 5-day or longer lift ticket, one child 7-12 years old receives a KIDS SKI FREE complimentary lift ticket for the same dates & number of days as the adult lift ticket. Please note that the KIDS SKI FREE complimentary lift ticket is not available if ticket duration includes peak days Jan 17 – 20.3 & 4 Day Killington Ski & Stay FREE Midweek – Experience the best of Killington, midweek! Arrive Sunday, Monday or Tuesday night for three nights of lodging and three days of skiing for the price of two — your third night and day are FREE! Or arrive Sunday or Monday for four nights and days for the price of three — your fourth night and day are FREE! Advance reservations required, packages must be booked at least 1-day prior to arrival, not available on peak days.Okemo Mountain ResortVT/NH Wonderful Wednesdays at Okemo – Ski or ride an entire day any Wednesday in January for just $39 (half day after 12:30pm for just $29). Proof of residency in the form of a valid VT/NH driver’s license, hunting/fishing license, or voter registration card must be presented at the time of purchase to take advantage of VT/NH special lift ticket deals. Learn about Sunday deals too!(link is external)Third Night FREE at Okemo – Reserve 2 nights at any of Okemo’s lodging properties at the regular rate, for stays January 4 – 22, 2015, and receive the 3rd night FREE! (excludes January 16-18, 2015). Call (866) 706-5366, ext. 1 to reserve.Pico Mountain My Pico Packs(link is external) – 3, 4 and 5-day My Pico Packs are available for advance purchase only and provide all ages with full mountain access at Pico Mountain for three or four days. The 5-day My Pico Pack includes four days at Pico Mountain, and an additional day to be used at Pico Mountain anytime or at Killington Resort, non-peak.Midweek Ski & Stay Packages from $77 – Package includes lodging Wednesday and Thursday nights, and a 2-day lift ticket valid Thursday and Friday. Or stay Sunday and Monday nights with a 2-day lift ticket for Sunday and Monday from $92.Weekend Ski & Stay Package from $117 – Package includes lodging Friday and Saturday nights, and a 2-day lift ticket valid Saturday and Sunday.For more information and reservations, please call (866) 667-7426 or visit www.picomountain.com(link is external) Smugglers’ Notch ResortFrom January 16-31, 2015, Smugglers’ Notch Resort offers SuperSaver pricing starting at $95 per youth (3-17) and $125 per adult on Club Smugglers’ vacation packages. Packages include condominium lodging, daily lift tickets, snowshoe and cross country trail passes, enjoyment of the indoor pool and hot tubs, and family and adult entertainment. (www.smuggs.com/skivtw(link is external), 855-814-7325)Stowe Mountain ResortStowe ByPass -Take everything you don’t like about ticket lines and make that easy. As easy as walking from your car directly to the lift and going skiing. That’s the ByPass program at Stowe Mountain Resort. Simply get an Evolution Stowe Card online, sign-up for ByPass and go direct to the lift every day you ski or ride in Stowe. Add to that, instantaneous savings by automatically paying the discounted ByPass rate, even during holidays, the first time you’re scanned at the lift each day. The Evolution Stowe Card(link is external) has replaced traditional tickets, using RFID technology for optimum convenience and value throughout Stowe Mountain Resort. Sign up for ByPass free.(link is external)Stratton Mountain ResortThe One Nighter – For maximum slope time, this package includes two days of lift tickets and one night of lodging at the heart of Stratton Mountain Resort. The One Nighter is just $199 for two people, two days of skiing or riding and one night at Liftline Lodge.Long Weekend – Make it a long weekend and ski free on Friday or Monday. Book the Thursday, Friday and Saturday or Friday, Saturday and Sunday Long Weekend Package and you’ll enjoy Friday or Monday on the slopes for free. Rates start at $79 per person, per night. Visit stratton.com for details and reservations, weekends fill up fast.Sugarbush Resort$30 Thursdays – Every Thursday through March 26th, Mt. Ellen lift tickets are $30. Enjoy live après music featuring local bands and food specials at the Green Mountain Lounge in the afternoon sponsored by Cabot Cheese and Long Trail.Woodstock Inn and ResortTubbs Snowshoes Total Tranquility – Experience the peaceful winter beauty of the Vermont’s Woodstock Inn & Resort. The Tubbs Snowshoe Total Serenity package is designed allow you to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer during the winter months. Enjoy a day on our scenic trail network then unwind at The Spa with a therapeutic massage, steam room, sauna & jacuzzi. Learn more at www.woodstockinn.com(link is external).
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Community Foundation and the organizing committee for the Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial, Community Leadership are pleased to announce that Holly Morehouse, Executive Director of Vermont Afterschool, Inc, will be honored with this year’s award. The $15,000 award, to be used however the recipient chooses, will be presented to Morehouse at a reception on October 4th at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.Established by a group of his colleagues, the annual award recognizes the life’s work of Con Hogan by rewarding each year a community leader who shares his vision of a better Vermont and who seizes the responsibility for making that vision a reality. The award is given to a leader who shows deep community involvement, generosity, enthusiasm, a collaborative approach, and a focus on data and outcomes in his or her work.As one of the co-founders of the statewide nonprofit Vermont Afterschool, Inc. (VTA), established in 2009, Morehouse has played a major role in advancing high quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities for all Vermont children and youth. Her goal is to make the “third learning space”—the space after home and school where children spend the bulk of their time—meaningful.Her focus on creating statewide partnerships and collaborations, with strong diversified funding, promotes the education of children and youth in creative ways that extend beyond the school day and school year. In her role as Executive Director of VTA, Morehouse brings 20 years of experience in project management, community-based decision making, communication and collaboration processes, and leadership to her work. The committee noted that, like Hogan, Morehouse is effective at making a difference by staying focused on the big picture, bringing together people with diverse views, and using data and analysis to stay on track. She has developed a network of partners both in and outside of Vermont and advocates policies that encourage partnership, complementary connections, and collaboration.For more information about the award and to register for the upcoming reception on October 4th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., please visit vermontcf.org/ConHoganOct4(link is external)Members of the Con Hogan Award organizing committee are Alissa Auerbach, Paul Cillo, Steve Dale, Scott Johnson, Cheryl Mitchell, Felipe Rivera, Heidi Tringe, Diana Wahle, and Linda Wheatley. VBM vermontbiz.com