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5 Vermont historic buildings to get $425,000 for village restoration

first_imgUS Senator Patrick Leahy and the Preservation Trust of Vermont announced that five historic downtown buildings will receive federal funds to help spur village redevelopment.  Historic buildings in Putney, Readsboro, Poultney, Richmond and Shoreham will get restoration work using a $425,000 federal grant Leahy secured for the Preservation Trust of Vermont s Village Revitalization Initiative. These historic buildings are at the very heart of the identity and economy of our communities, said Leahy.  These grants do more than ensure the stability and aesthetics of a building, they also open these buildings to the public and help to keep our villages healthy.”Our Village Revitalization Initiative has now provided significant funding for 25 community-based  projects across Vermont,” said Paul Bruhn, executive director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont.  “Each of these projects is a key piece in each community’s effort to build a successful village center.  We’re most grateful that Senator Leahy is so committed to this effort.”Since 2005, Leahy has secured more than $2 million in federal funds to help rehabilitate more than 25 buildings across the state of Vermont, creating new indoor public spaces and reopening long-shuttered public spaces to Vermonters.  The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board assists in the administration of these grants.Putney General Store – $100,000.  Funding will be used by the town of Putney and the Putney Historical Society to continue restoration of the general store destroyed by fire in May of 2008.  CONTACT:  Lyssa Papazian (802) 387-2878.Readsboro Bullock’s Store – $100,000.  Funding will be used to acquire and begin rehab on the 1880 s era Bullock building in the village of Readsboro.  The rehab work will make the space available to mixed use and community use.  CONTACT: David Marchegiani (802) 423-5416.Poultney Bentley Hall- $100,000.  Funding will be used to restore Bentley Hall on the edge of campus and in the center of Poultney to make the space available to the community.   CONTACT:  Paul Fonteyn, President, Green Mountain College (802) 287-8201.Richmond Round Church – $25,000.  Funds will be used to make restorations to the 195 year-old National Historic Landmark Richmond Round Church.  CONTACT:  Gary Bressor, Richmond Historical Society (802) 434-2800.Shoreham Newton Academy – $100,000.  Funds will be used to restore the 1810 federal style building on the town green in Shoreham.   CONTACT:  Wilson MacIntire, President, Newton Academy Restoration Corporation, (802) 897-2600.In June, Leahy announced that the Chandler Center for the Arts received a $250,000 federal grant through the Village Revitalization Initiative to fund the rehabilitation of the Chandler Music Hall and Gallery in Randolph.Source: Leahy’s office. MONTPELIER, Vt. (Tuesday, Sept. 29)last_img read more

Treñas keynotes Asia CEO Forum Oct. 4

first_imgThe agri-business sector remains amajor economic contributor supplying rice, aquaculture products, high-valuecrops and livestock to the Philippines and other countries. The IT-BPO is growing exponentiallyand contributing continuously to the rapid growth of the region. ILOILO City – Barely 100 days intooffice from a fresh mandate as comebacking city chief executive, Mayor JerryTreñas has been chosen as keynote presenter in the Asia CEO Iloilo Forum atCourtyard by Marriott in Mandurriao district on Oct. 4. Presenters are leaders in theirindustries and engaged in momentous pursuits of significance in the entireregion. It is operated as a non-profitactivity of the Chalre Associates, one of Southeast Asia’s most prominentsenior management executive research firms. He also made various city locations ashistorical landmarks with special privileges and restrictions attached. The forum is one of the mostanticipated networking events in the international business community andserves as a hub for the spreading of ideas that help executive managersoverseeing enterprises. As congressman, Treñas authoredvarious important laws. One of them is the Magna Carta for PWDs grantingPhilHealth coverage to persons with disability and monthly benefits similar tothose of senior citizens. In an excellent mix of rich historyand culture, Iloilo gives visitors a peek of the past through its vastcollection of heritage structures and variety of colorful festivals. With the abundance of power supply andaccelerated development of roads and infrastructures, the manufacturing sectordemonstrates a highly favorable growth area in Iloilo. center_img Treñas returned to the mayor’s officein July 2019 after serving as congressman for nine straight years. He waspreviously mayor for three consecutive terms from 2001 to 2010. Iloilo City is one of the nation’smost rapidly developing new economies. With its rich natural resources,continuous infrastructure development, competent human capital, cultural andheritage attractions and geographic centrality, Iloilo provides the bestprospects for business and quality living, making it the new investment hotspotin the Philippines. Iloilo City is rich in natural andhuman resources and heritage attractions. Investment opportunities are strongin areas including information technology – business process outsourcing(IT-BPO), real estate, education, tourism, infrastructure, food, hotels andresorts. With its strong economic growth andstellar business-investment environment, the city is now considered the idealinvestment destination in southern Philippines. Attendees are both expatriates andAsian management personnel of multinational and regional organizations. Also hailed as one of the most livableplaces in the Philippines, Iloilo is widely recognized for good governance andsustainability. United political leadership in partnership with the privatesector agencies generates investor confidence in Iloilo. Iloilo City is strategically locatedat center of the Philippine archipelago. It is a highly urbanized metropolitanarea and is the center of economic activity, educational achievement andgovernment in the region. Iloilo is becoming a major player inthe Meetings, Incentive travels, Conventions, Exhibitions (MICE) industry withthe growth of hotels, restaurants and retail services, garnering the title“Best MICE City”./PNlast_img read more