Vermont CEOs forecast improvements for first six months of 2011

first_img3. How do you expect your company’s employment to change in the next six months? 1. How do you expect your company’s sales to change in the next six months? EmploymentINCREASENO CHANGEDECREASEQ1 200457%38%4%Q2 200450%48%2%Q3 200459%37%4%Q4 200458%39%3%Q1 200555%38%7%Q2 200549%42%9%Q3 200549%44%7%Q4 200560%35%5%Q1 200654%39%7%Q2 200650%45%5%Q3 200643%49%7%Q4 200653%41%5%Q3 200840%42%18%Q4 200825%35%40%Q1 200923%37%40%Q2 200921%50%29%Q3 200934%46%20%Q1 201040%52%8%Q2 201046%45%9%Q3 2010355213Q4 2010511138% Change from Q3/10 to Q4/1016%-41%25%Totals may not equal 100 due to rounding. The Roundtable is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of 120 CEOs of Vermont’s top private and nonprofit employers, representing geographic diversity and all major sectors of the Vermont economy, with an aggregate economic impact of $135 billion and employing 15 percent of the state’s workforce. The Roundtable is committed to sustaining a sound economy and preserving Vermont’s unique quality of life by studying and making recommendations on statewide public policy issues.. 2. How do you expect your company’s capital spending to change in the next six months? CapitalINCREASENO CHANGEDECREASEQ1 200462%30%8%Q2 200443%41%15%Q3 200451%42%7%Q4 200445%46%9%Q1 200555%37%8%Q2 200549%43%8%Q3 200557%38%5%Q4 200550%35%15%Q1 200645%45%10%Q2 200653%40%7%Q3 200640%50%10%Q4 200656%39%5%Q3 200838%42%20%Q4 200817 %43%40%Q1 200912%38%50%Q2 200917%51%32%Q3 200931%46%23%Q1 201050%42%8%Q2 201051%38%11%Q3 2010374815Q4 2010491734% Change from Q3/10 to Q4/1012%-31%19%Totals may not equal 100 due to rounding.center_img -###- The chief executives of Vermont’s leading businesses appear increasingly poised for improvement in all three of the survey’s metrics: sales prospects, capital expenditures and employment levels for the winter and spring months of 2011, when compared against the previous survey period. The mood was assessed near the end of calendar year 2010 and released today by Vermont Business Roundtable Chair Bill Stritzler and President Lisa Ventriss.According to Roundtable President, Lisa Ventriss, ‘Overall, these data present an important upswing in economic outlooks among the state’s leading CEOs and we’d have to go back to our pre-recessionary surveys of 2006 to find similar percentages for growth expectations. Specifically, our members’ strong sales forecasts (71 percent of respondents expect an increase compared to 59 percent in the previous survey); capital expenditures (49 percent compared to 37 percent, previously) and employment (51 percent compared to 35 percent, previously) tell a positive story,’ Ventriss said.Chair Stritzler, the Managing Director of the Jeffersonville-based Smugglers’ Notch Resort, says the results of the CEO survey reflect encouraging attitudes across all sectors of the marketplace. ‘These data tell us that business leaders are prepared to again invest not only in physical infrastructure but, more importantly, in their workforces. This is very good news for Vermont and Vermonters. But at the same time, we must remember that these changes are fragile; there are still areas of concern in the numbers.’‘In sum, we are encouraged by these results and believe that the economy continues to strengthen.’ said Stritzler.The Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Survey provides a forward-looking view of the economic assumptions and attitudes of chief executive officers for 120 of the state’s top employers that have an aggregate economic impact of $135 billion and employ 15 percent of the state’s workforce. Vermont’s agriculture, construction, education, health services, finance, real estate, insurance, hospitality/leisure, manufacturing, information, utilities, professional/business services, wholesale trade, and non-profit industries are represented. The response rate for this quarter was 65 percent. Historically, rates have varied from 35 to 73 percent.   SalesINCREASENO CHANGEDECREASEQ1 200483%13%4%Q2 200480%15%4%Q3 200471%25%4%Q4 200477%22%1%Q1 200578%19%3%Q2 200575%23%2%Q3 200574%24%2%Q4 200572%24%4%Q1 200678%20%2%Q2 200678%22%0%Q3 200669%25%6%Q4 200673%23%4%Q3 200851%35%14%Q4 200827%46%27%Q1 200933%30%37%Q2 200941%31%28%Q3 200934%49%17%Q1 201063%19%18%Q2 201069%24%7%Q3 201059356Q4 201071623% change from Q3/10 to Q4/1012%-29%17%Totals may not equal 100 due to rounding. Source: Vermont Business Roundtable. 1.4.2011last_img read more

Arsenal set to complete deal for winger George Lewis

first_imgArsenal set to complete deal for winger George Lewis Mikel Arteta is set to have a limited budget this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal look set to finalise a move for Norwegian winger George Lewis after he impressed the club on a two-week trial, according to reports.The 19-year-old is a free agent after leaving Norwegian side Tromso and the Gunners would therefore not need to pay a fee to sign the teenager.Lewis spent a fortnight on loan with the Gunners earlier this year and was at Arsenal’s 1-0 win against West Ham in March as a guest of the club.The winger clearly impressed as Goal report that Arsenal are now in advanced talks over a move to the club and it’s unlikely that there will be any problem in signing the youngster.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTShould he sign, it’s likely that Lewis would join up with Steve Bould’s U23s where he’ll compete for a place in Arteta’s first team set-up. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 May 2020 7:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.6kShares Comment Arteta was impressed by Lewis (Picture: Getty)Lewis was initially handed a seven-day trial but he impressed enough to convince the club to take a look at him in a second week.Arteta is keen on adding more flair to his side this summer having lost the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi last summer.The Spaniard is trying to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at the club but Arsenal face interest from Barcelona, who are fully aware that the Gabon international has just 14 months left on his deal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta could be tempted to cash in on the £35m-rated forward to fund moves for the likes of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.The Spaniard is facing a difficult summer and had been expected to be handed a limited budget before the coronavirus pandemic hit.MORE: Thierry Henry reveals why he wanted Liverpool to match Arsenal Invincibles Advertisementlast_img read more

Wellington baseball, softball teams get regional assignments

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls softball and boys baseball teams received their regional pairings for next week.The Class 4A softball bracket can be found here: regsbbracketThe Class 4A baseball bracket can be found here: 4A El Dorado Baseball RegionalThe Wellington girls softball team (9-7) will be the fourth seed and will play Rose Hill (8-10), a fifth seed in Clearwater at 5:45 p.m. If the Crusaders survive on Monday it will play at Independence against the winner of Clearwater (15-3) and Coffeyville-Field Kindley (0-14) at 3 p.m. The other set of first round games will be #2 Independence (12-3) vs. #7 Winfield (2-14) and Mulvane (11-5) vs. Almamont Labette County.In the boys regional, Wellington (3-13) will be the eighth seed and will play top seed Mulvane (14-4) on Monday at 1 p.m. in El Dorado. If Wellington wins it will play the winner of Towanda-Circle (11-7) vs. Winfield (6-12).Other first round games include: #2 Clearwater (13-5) vs. #7 El Dorado (5-15) and #3 Augusta (12-6) vs. #6 Rose Hill (5-13). Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more