Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC,Bret Williams, President and CEO of Green Mountain Beverage, recently announced that the hard cider company is changing its name to Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC effective August 1, 2011. The name change comes at a time when the hard cider category is experiencing significant growth in the United States. The company produces the nation’s number one cider ‘ Woodchuck Hard Cider, which is available in all 50 states and is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2011! In June 2003 when Williams put together the deal to buy the company, the legal name became ‘Beverage Acquisition Group, LLC’ with Green Mountain Beverage as the d/b/a. At the time, it was uncertain if the company would survive, let alone be able to sell hard cider exclusively. Over the years, the Woodchuck Brand has grown three-fold and has enabled the company to remain solely focused on the hard cider category. ‘The name ‘Vermont Hard Cider Company’ better reflects who we are and what we do,’ Williams said. ‘Vermont, as well as our Company, stands for good people doing good things in a good way.’ Vermont Hard Cider Company will continue to operate in its current facility on Pond Lane, while actively pursuing expansion options in the Middlebury area. About Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLCVermont Hard Cider Company, LLC, located in Middlebury, Vermont, is the leading hard cider producer in the United States, which includes the nation’s number one cider ‘ Woodchuck® Hard Cider. Having won 16 IMPACT Hot Brand Awards, Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC is recognized for its superior cider brands. Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC handcrafts and manages all levels of quality control in a state-of-the-art cidery in Middlebury, VT by employing a team of cider makers with over 30 years of combined experience directly in cider making and a team devoted exclusively to producing, marketing, and selling hard cider. More information is available at www.woodchuck.com(link is external).
“With all its potentials, contents and awards, Međimurje does not allow us to be average, but to continuously give more in service and quality. This positive project, in addition to our standard and quality service to guests, provides even more content for free, which will make us stand out from the rest of the competition and show that we are a very important factor in tourism in Croatia.”, Said the director of LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin Igor Nekić, one of the partners who joined the project with a special offer. Instead of the classic discounts, in Međimurje they decided on a different and in my opinion smarter approach – with the realized overnight stay or realized consumption, the guest gets added value through free content in the form of a bonus coupon. The campaign runs from June 15 to September 15, 2020. and was launched with the aim of achieving the best possible tourist traffic in the coming months, which has been greatly reduced. The main idea of the campaign “Međimurje gives more!” Is to offer the market a free bonus based on the realized consumption instead of competing in lowering prices, thus stimulating potential guests to decide for a vacation in Međimurje. For every 250 kuna spent, you get a coupon for one of more than 100 free services “Come to Međimurje because Međimurje gives you more – more nature, more health, more songs, more delicious dishes and wines, more quality and more security! ” is the message of the campaign that invites everyone to Međimurje. Also, in order to mitigate the negative consequences of the coronavirus, Međimurje County has announced a public call for grants to co-finance the work of travel agencies / tour operators. Commercial partners hand over the coupon upon the realization of the service, ie upon arrival at the accommodation facility, and with the catering services after the payment of the bill. With the obtained coupon, the guest can visit one of the public tourist facilities and sites once or use one of the tourist services donated by public or commercial partners in the project. He would emphasize the sentence once again: “but also to encourage the consumption of the local population ” as well as the “fair” price, ie the value for money, which is the most important factor, not the price itself. Finally, a campaign focused on the domestic guest and so far the only complete campaign that has a head and a tail. This is how a complete campaign is made, which is not defined by just one promotional video. But let’s go in order. From the first day, I emphasize that now is the opportunity for continental and rural tourism, but how it is necessary to stand out and position, and so far, unfortunately, no one has jumped out and taken a position in the market. “The goal is to achieve the largest possible number of arrivals and overnight stays of guests in Međimurje for the rest of the year, to extend the average length of stay of guests in Međimurje, to encourage higher consumption of guests who will choose Međimurje for their vacation facilities in Međimurje. ” Grula points out. Namely, the bonus is in the form of a coupon that each guest receives from an accommodation, catering or other tourist commercial service provider, provided that the guest has spent at least HRK 250 (once) in any of the commercial providers of catering and tourist services in Međimurje. The conditions and manner of using the coupon are published on a special website www.visitmeđimurje.com / where you can follow the course of the entire action, as well as on the promotional leaflet that will be distributed with the coupons. The project involves about 50 partners who offer more than 100 free experiences that include sports activities and yoga, tickets for visits to museums and collections, guided tourist tours, tastings of fine wines and delicious dishes, use e-bike, event tickets, and fun adrenaline adventures. Grants for travel agencies Bravo Međimurje. For the needs of the campaign, a prize game was created, a special web page – Međimurje gives you more, video and special visuals were made that follow the entire campaign, and the campaign is advertised through online and offline media. With these grants, the County of Međimurje wants to encourage the growth of tourist traffic and consumption in the area of Međimurje, and for the implementation of the project, HRK 50 has been provided from the County budget. The support of the County amounts to HRK 000 per tourist overnight stay in the area of Međimurje County, and the support will be paid based on the applications of the travel organizers until the end of 50 or until the planned funds are used. With the campaign “Međimurje gives more!”, Tourist entities in Međimurje County have clearly defined what they want to achieve, as pointed out by the President of the Tourist Board of Međimurje County Rudi Grula, and that is to convey to the markets the message that Međimurje is a safe, quality, interesting and meaningful holiday destination throughout the year, which offers a quality service for a “fair” price, and rewards guests with added value. The Tourist Board of Međimurje County, in cooperation with LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin and about 50 partners from the public and commercial sector, has launched a tourist campaign under the slogan “Međimurje gives more! “.
2/39 Peerless Avenue, Mermaid Beach.A three-bedroom Mermaid Beach villa on the Coast’s priciest suburb has sold for $975,000.Andrew Ramsey from Black Label Property helped sealed the deal for the 100sq m home at 2/39 Peerless Ave.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“It has been refurbished with a timeless classic style and open spaces,” Ramsey said. “It is a beautifully presented home ready for the new buyers to move straight in.Positioned 100 steps from the front door to the beach, the property features stylish silky oak floor boards in the downstairs living areas and 3m high ceilings.The property comes with a back yard patio with a protected awning for outdoor entertaining.2/39 Peerless Avenue, Mermaid Beach
NEW DELHI: 258 athletes have been shortlisted in 12 sporting disciplines by the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell who will be part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) Developmental Group, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday. This includes 85 who were selected before the start of the lockdown, said the Sport Authority of India (SAI).16 athletes have been shortlisted in athletics, 34 in archery, 27 in badminton, 4 in cycling, 7 in table tennis, 70 in shooting, 14 in swimming, 11 in judo, 36 in boxing, 16 in weightlifting, 5 in rowing and 18 in wrestling. “Establishing Junior TOPS and extending support to the developmental group is a critical measure to realize India’s dream of being among the Top 10 countries in the 2028 Olympics. It takes 8 years to groom an athlete into an Olympic medal probable and we have started right on time for the 2028 Olympics,” Rijiju said at the review meeting held by the ministry and SAI. Formal induction of the athletes in the development group would be undertaken after setting an effective monitoring mechanism for an athlete’s progress in the long run. Towards this, it has been decided that performance benchmarks will be established for individual athletes for next four years, in consultation with all stakeholders, including the athlete, coach, High Performance Directors/ Chief National Coach of National Sports Federations (NSF). A monthly Out Of Pocket Allowance of Rs. 25,000 will be given to every athlete. (IANS) Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury, Sec. General Administration, Gov. of Assam, Dispur
A fuel dealer and his reputed wife were found dead with gunshot wounds to their heads by one of their employees.Dead are 36-year-old Munishwar Ramkellawan, a businessman of Eteringbang Landing, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and his reputed Venezuelan wife, 26-year-old Marianny Martinez.Reports are that the couple had been involved in a common-law relationship for some years now and operated a fuel business from their residence along the Eteringbang Landing.According to eyewitnesses, on Thursday at about 15:00h, Ramkellawan and Martinez were seen imbibing alcoholic beverages at their residence, and this continued into the wee hours of Friday morning.This publication was told that after some hours of imbibing, persons observed the man and woman engaged in a heated argument. This newspaper was told that the argument lasted for some time before the couple eventually retreated to the inside of their home together. Reports are shortly after the duo had entered their residence, persons in the area heard two loud noises, which sounded like gunshots, but could not ascertain from which direction it emanated.However, it was not until late Friday at about 17:50h that Ramkellawan and Martinez were discovered lifeless in their home lying next to each other by an employee.Meanwhile, the police have since said that the bodies of Ramkellawan and Martinez were found in their bed.Ramkellawan was discovered bearing a single suspected gunshot wound to the right side of his head while his wife bore a single suspected wound to the left side of her head.Additionally, a 9mm Taurus pistol along with eight live rounds were found on the bed between their two bodies and two spent shells were discovered in the room.According to the police, they are treating the matter as a murder/suicide as the probe continues.
Post navigation Is it baby season? Maybe there’s something in the water, I’ve been planning a LOT OF baby showers recently. In fact, I even helped plan my own a few months ago. When I was a young girl, I dreamed of two things: the perfect wedding (thanks, Michael) and the most Pinterest-y, all cutesy baby shower for my little one. It’s so easy to browse on Pinterest and play “this or that” on the cake, decorations and party favors, but once you’re done, fees add up. Cue stress even before the baby pops out. If you’re at a stage in life where you’re planning a baby shower, you’ll soon find out that it can get pricey if you don’t keep budget in mind.But don’t worry, you don’t have to make it rain for a baby shower and it doesn’t need to be expensive. There are ways to cut back on your budget without looking like you’re cutting corners. Here’s how to plan a baby shower on a budget but still create an amazing baby shower for the mom-to-be.LocationHaving it at homeA baby shower doesn’t have to be at a grand hotel or spacious banquet venue. It could also happen right at your home. You’ll be saving around $200-$1000 on venue costs t if you decide not to rent out space.Pro tip: If you’re having your baby shower in the spring or summer, holding it outdoors like your backyard would be a plus. There is always an option of making it into a baby shower with an outdoor barbeque or even a pool if you want a more relaxed baby shower with the mom to be’s family and friends.Having it at a nearby parkA nearby park is always a go-to for most outdoor parties including children’s birthday parties, graduation parties, and of course… baby showers. You can have the mom-to-be’s guests bring their little ones so they can run around in the grassy areas and playing on the playground while you entertain older guests.The best part? You can invite as many guests as you want.DecorationsShopping from the dollar storeThe dollar store is not at the top of mind when shopping for baby shower decorations, but with $1 a piece, you can’t go wrong with it.A lot of the basic decorating essentials like strimmers, glitter, paper plates, goodie bags, cupcake paper wrappers can be found in the dollar store, so definitely skip these items when you’re shopping for the more customized decorative items and get them at the dollar store.A festive yet on-the budget set of decoration would range to about $20-30 at the dollar store, depending on the number of supplies you purchase and how big your venue is.Pro tip: Purchase items that are reusable and could be easily stored. This could save you a lot of money for the future (i.e. planning baby shower number two for a friend or family member).DIYWhen it comes to DIY, you will have two best friends: Michael’s and Pinterest.DIY decorations can always add an extra touch to any baby shower while the guests become very appreciative of the effort put behind every baby bottle centerpiece. It also shows how dedicated and how much work has been put in the baby shower, making it special and worthwhile for the mom-to-be.Michael’s has great deals when it comes to craft materials, especially their consistent 20% entire purchase or 40-60% off one-item coupons that could be found in your email inbox. Aside from the DIY decor, they also have a section for baking! Keep reading for the ‘food and drinks’ section.Pinterest never runs out of ideas and creative ways to spice up any event. From baby bottles centerpieces made from folded blankets to pacifier-looking cake pops, the website is your one-stop destination for all things DIY and ideas.You’re looking at around $50-75 of Michael’s and Pinterest inspired DIY decor depending on the sale items and coupons you accumulated during your trip.FoodDessert tableIf there is one thing you would want to splurge on (the most), it would be the baby shower dessert table, this includes the cake, sweets and all things sugary. It’s the centerpiece that everyone shares and posts on their Instagram and becomes proof that they were present at the baby shower (and your hard work has paid off).You can get a custom cake enough to feed about 40 people for around $150-$300, depending on how much customization and design that goes onto the cake.Aside from cake, make your dessert table work a double purpose by being too pretty to eat but pretty enough to go on their Instagram feed. Have your guests help themselves from your aesthetic candy bar while enjoying a good sugar rush.Time of the eventIt may sound silly, but the timing of your event can play a role in much food and what type of food you will be serving. Ideally, if you’re trying to cut back on main course dishes, host your baby shower after lunch. Doing it this way will have the assumption that your guests would already have eaten lunch before arriving at your baby shower. Other Baby Shower HacksGo PaperlessWhile it’s nice to have a physical copy of the baby shower invitation, paper copies of these could also add up. Creating a Facebook or electronic invite or e-vite online could save you around $20-$50 on printing costs. It’s also easier, faster, and more efficient to get the word out if you’re inviting your guests online.If your guests aren’t tech savvy, don’t worry! You can also shoot them a text or call. This is also a more casual way to invite them without the pressures of hitting the ‘interest’ or ‘going’ button on Facebook event invites.Guest Participation in the GamesYou can always request guests to come up with shower games and bring the props and material items with them. Guests will be more invested in the baby shower while saving yourself a couple of dollars on party game items. They could even help facilitate the entertainment portion of the baby shower and help you host and MC for the day.There you have it! You’re all set to plan out a budget baby shower for the expectant mom. Do you have any tips for us? Comment below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) RelatedHow to Financially Survive the First Year: Tips for Budgeting for a New BabyJuly 31, 2019In “Family Finances”Having a Baby? 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