CK helping businesses capitalize on tourism

first_imgWith Chatham-Kent’s tourism season getting underway, the municipality is holding an event to help local businesses prepare.Chatham-Kent Economic Development and Chatham-Kent Tourism Development, Community Attraction and Promotion will host a Tourism-Ready Business Overdrive event June 13 at Tru’s Grill House from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m.The education session will provide tourism operators with advice on how to leverage local and international resources.It will include such topics as:Introduction to economic development and the Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre; Overview of Chatham-Kent tourism services; Tourism Ready 101: Top tourism must-dos for business; Opportunities through CK Tourism for promoting a business or event in top local and provincial event listings, including how to become a part of the CK Today Travel Guide; Overview of municipal grants; Funding opportunities with Community Futures Development Corp. “I have been busy working with businesses across Chatham-Kent to get ready for their seasonal rush and the response has been excellent,” said Shannon Paiva, tourism development supervisor, in a media release.“Chatham-Kent Tourism can help with everything from customer service training, to helping businesses learn how to develop their story, and of course working with businesses to understand where to tell their story. This event will touch on all of these tools, and more.”There are so many things to do in Chatham-Kent. Here is your chance to share some of your favourite ideas with @VisitCK This includes businesses that support tourism! https://t.co/7ssyagbLed— CK EcDev (@CKEcDev) May 27, 2019Taylor Hughes, economic development officer, said there has been a growing trend of businesses looking to access the millennial market because “they recognize that this demographic is spending more money on experiences rather than traditional purchases.“We are hoping through this event that businesses will gain a better understanding of resources they have available to them and pick up some tips and tricks along the way.”Hughes said the Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre works with businesses of all sizes, from those in the planning stages to those that have been in business for years and are looking to grow.For more information about the event and to register, visit www.investck.ca. Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.tterfloth@postmedia.comTwitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more

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Marshfield’s McManus, Hoheisel, Gilkerson named first-team all-Valley Football Association South

first_imgMcManus named VFA South Receiver of the YearBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Marshfield tight end Zach McManus was named the Valley Football Association South Division Wide Receiver/Tight End of the Year and one of three Tigers chosen to the first team on the VFA South all-conference team.McManus, a senior, and fellow seniors Nick Hoheisel at running back and Andrew Gilkerson on the offensive line were unanimous first-team picks for Marshfield, which finished 3-5 in the conference this season.Hoheisel led the VFA South in rushing with 1,449 yards and was third in overall scoring with 96 points (16 touchdowns).McManus also earned second-team all-conference at punter and was an honorable mention choice at kicker.McManus was a perfect 25-for-25 in extra points and 3-for-4 on field goals, was fourth in punting average at 35.8 yards per kick, and added 16 catches for 157 yards and three touchdowns receiving.“Zach had a great season blocking and catching the ball,” Marshfield coach Denny Goettl said. “He made our run game go and was also a very talented kicker and punter. He put in the time to get better and did it.“Nick had a great season and really put all he had into his efforts,” Goettl added. “He ran with a chip on his shoulder all season long and is one of the better backs we have had in a while in our program.“Andrew was the leader of the line and a great leader of our team. He’s the guy that went the extra mile in everything he did.”Joining McManus on the second team for Marshfield were senior quarterback Tyson Slade, senior defensive end Nate Beyer, Hoheisel as a return specialist, and senior cornerback Mason Metz.Slade was second in the conference with 1,060 yards passing and tied for third with seven touchdown passes in eight games.Honorable mention choices for Marshfield included offensive linemen Brandon Bell, Jared Heeg, and Josh Lang; wide receiver Jon Hardinger; defensive lineman Jon Wittman; and inside linebacker Aaron Peters.“We started the season with high expectations and never game up on them,” Goettl said. “We went through some tough times to say the least with all the injuries that we incurred, but the kids never gave up. We were a few points away from having a great record. The kids learned many lessons about character and caring about the man next to him.”Stevens Point running back Victor Kizewski was named Offensive Player of the Year, and Oshkosh North defensive lineman Zach Angle was picked as Defensive Player of the Year. Mike Gnewuch of conference champion Fond du Lac was named Coach of the Year.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2015 Valley Football Association South Division All-Conference Team *unanimous selectionFirst TeamOffenseLinemen: *Mark Dilling, sr., Fond du Lac; *Brett Vandenboogaard, sr., Fond du Lac; Jacob Stein, sr., Hortonville; *Andrew Gilkerson, sr., Marshfield; Jacob Dedering, sr., Oshkosh North; *Jacob Erdman, jr., Stevens Point; *Jack Vruwink, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.Tight end: *Zach McManus, sr., Marshfield.Wide receivers: Brock Young, jr., Hortonville; *Jose Alba-Zielinski, sr., Neenah.Running backs: Justin Maratik, sr., Fond du Lac; *Victor Kizewski, sr., Stevens Point; *Nick Hoheisel, sr., Marshfield.Fullback: Geoffrey Cullen, sr., Oshkosh North.Quarterbacks: Joe Jung, jr., Neenah; Tyler Kujawa, sr., Oshkosh North.DefenseLinemen: Graham Mulder, jr., Neenah; *Zach Angle, sr., Oshkosh North; Gavin Haehl, sr., Oshkosh North.Ends: *Aron Frank, sr., Fond du Lac; Josh Dorschner, jr., Neenah; *Jake Harlow, sr., Stevens Point.Inside linebackers: *Devon Krzanowski, jr., Fond du Lac; *Blake Kalwitz, sr., Hortonville.Outside linebackers: *Zack Gruett, sr., Neenah; Noah Ahlswede, sr., Fond du Lac.Cornerbacks: Ryan Collien, sr., Fond du Lac; *Kyle Witthuhn, sr., Hortonville; *Pierce Kauth, sr., Stevens Point.Safeties: *Jake Walgenbach, sr., Fond du Lac; Mikaal Geenen, sr., Oshkosh North; Evan Mallek, sr., Stevens Point.Kicker: Sam Herkert, sr., Oshkosh North.Punter: Jake Walgenbach, sr., Fond du Lac.Return specialist: *Victor Kizewski, sr., Stevens Point.Second TeamOffenseLinemen: Jay Perras, jr., Neenah; Manny Ramos, jr., Stevens Point; Brandon Winters, sr., Stevens Point.Tight end: Will Wright, sr., Fond du Lac.Wide receivers: Kyle Witthuhn, sr., Hortonville; Victor Kizewski, sr., Stevens Point.Running back: Eliot Dittmer, sr., Oshkosh North.Fullback: Brandon Patoka, jr., Stevens Point.Quarterbacks: Braden Stoeger, sr., Hortonville; Tyson Slade, sr., Marshfield.DefenseLineman: Gage Zahradink, sr., Fond du Lac.Ends: Nate Beyer, sr., Marshfield; Landon Mueller, jr., Oshkosh North.Inside linebackers: Walter Williams, sr., Oshkosh North; Grant Roth, jr., Stevens Point; Rian Ott, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.Outside linebackers: Jacob Enz, sr., Neenah; Mitch Sundstrom, sr., Oshkosh North; Austin Meulemans, sr., Oshkosh West.Cornerback: Mason Metz, sr., Marshfield.Safety: Zane Drummond, sr., Hortonville.Kicker: Joey Dorgan, jr., Stevens Point.Punter: Zach McManus, sr., Marshfield.Return specialist: Nick Hoheisel, sr., Marshfield.Honorable MentionOffenseLinemen: Mason Laning, sr., Fond du Lac; Dakota Wagner, sr., Fond du Lac; Mike Hills, sr., Hortonville; Jack Huebner, sr., Hortonville; Joey Schroeder, sr., Hortonville; Brandon Bell, jr., Marshfield; Jared Heeg, sr., Marshfield; Josh Lang, sr., Marshfield; Nick Ledwith, sr., Neenah; Cade Fredrick, jr., Oshkosh North; Malykee Hall, sr., Oshkosh North; Noah Gagnon, sr., Stevens Point; Andy Leiser, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.Tight end: Derek Krzykowski, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.Wide receivers: Jon Hardinger, sr., Marshfield; Alec Elkin, so., Neenah; Cameron Sorenson, jr., Oshkosh North; Chance Proehl, sr., Oshkosh West; Matt Rebholz, sr., Oshkosh West; Grant Czaikowski, sr., Stevens Point; Austin Glinski, jr., Wisconsin Rapids; Isaiah Westfall, so., Wisconsin Rapids.Running backs: Brad Conger, sr., Hortonville; Gus Turner-Zick, jr., Stevens Point.Quarterbacks: Quinn Woelfel, sr., Fond du Lac; Alex Lowney, sr., Oshkosh West; Beau Rosenthal, jr., Stevens Point.DefenseLinemen: Tanner Koenigs, sr., Fond du Lac; Kyle Weisshahn, jr., Hortonville; Jon Wittman, jr., Marshfield; Evan Koehnke, sr., Neenah; Mark Wedde, sr., Stevens Point.Ends: Murphy Osmond, sr., Oshkosh North; Dawson Thurber, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.Inside linebackers: Aaron Peters, sr., Marshfield; Samer Meshinesh, sr., Oshkosh North; DeShawn Dickinson, sr., Oshkosh West; Nate Engle, sr., Stevens Point.Outside linebackers: Carver Nolan, sr., Fond du Lac; Taylor Thomas, sr., Stevens Point; Keon’te Williams, jr., Stevens Point; Nathan Hepp, so., Wisconsin Rapids.Cornerbacks: Trey Halfmann, jr., Fond du Lac; Nathan Lichtfuss, jr., Hortonville; Weston Hertel, sr., Neenah; Joe Vils, sr., Oshkosh West; Joe Strigel, jr., Stevens Point.Safeties: Keagan Berandt, jr., Fond du Lac; Joe Cliver, sr., Hortonville; Cole Szezepaniak, sr., Neenah; Logan McConnell, sr., Oshkosh North; Reed Yoder, jr., Oshkosh West; Joey Roth, jr., Stevens Point; Cody Kiedrowski, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.Kicker: Zach McManus, sr., Marshfield.Punters: Sam Herkert, sr., Oshkosh North; Dylan Ashbeck, so., Wisconsin Rapids.Return specialists: Reggie Hernandez, jr., Fond du Lac; Thomas Grube, so., Wisconsin Rapids.last_img read more

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Patel: Africa is vital to South Africa’s economy

first_img23 April 2015The continent is vital for the country’s economy, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has told factory workers.“We sell R260-billion worth of goods to other African countries. That R260-billion creates more than 160 000 jobs in South Africa,” Patel said. These jobs were in clothing, car manufacturing and the selling of agricultural produce to other African countries.Speaking at a general meeting with factory workers in Pretoria on 22 April, he warned workers that if South Africa cut the rest of Africa out of its economy and the rest of Africa cut South Africa out of its economy, people in the country would lose their jobs.“We need to stop the attacks on fellow Africans. We need to deal with the frustrations and problems in a different way.”The top countries to which South Africa’s clothing industry sold were Mozambique, Zambia, the US and Zimbabwe. The top countries it sold to in the footwear and leather products sector were Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. In the textiles sector, the top country to which South Africa sold was Zimbabwe.“The attacks on foreign nationals must stop. We cannot take the law into our own hands and kill fellow human beings,” Patel said. The government was addressing the problems of South Africa, including unemployment, lack of housing, the provision of water and electricity. This included managing migration properly.“We must make sure at our border posts, we have proper procedures. We must make sure that people have papers if they are here legally. We must make sure we manage the numbers of people who come into South Africa.”Patel called on companies to treat all workers equally, regardless of race or whether they were foreign nationals or not. “We must make it clear to companies – don’t exploit foreign workers. Don’t pay them less than South African workers. so much so that South African workers are put aside.“Let everybody be treated equally because the law applies to everyone equally,” he said.He would have a meeting with the Department of Labour to request inspections of companies to ensure they were complying with labour laws.“We are going to deal with the frustrations of our people,” Patel said. The country needed to address the people who were in the country illegally. “Foreign workers who are here legally belong in the union movement, in our churches, they belong in our communities.“We’ve got to organise them and make them feel welcome. They are part of us,” he said.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

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Maersk Line MSC and HMM Enter Strategic Cooperation

first_imgzoom Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) have reached an agreement to enter into a new strategic cooperation.The cooperation is a combination of slot exchanges and slot purchases between the three parties, as well as Maersk Line and MSC taking over a number of charters and operations of vessels currently chartered to HMM.Although the cooperation is outside the scope of MSC and Maersk Line’s 2M vessel sharing agreement, it “will provide HMM access to the 2M network.”Maersk Line said that the cooperation will provide new opportunities for the company.The strategic cooperation will enable the company “to enhance our 2M network and presence in the important Transpacific trade,” Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer, Maersk Line, said.The agreement is scheduled to begin in April 2017 subject to regulatory approval.The initial term of the cooperation is three years with option to extend and covers key East-West trades.More information about network changes and schedules are expected to be disclosed in early 2017, according to Maersk Line.last_img read more

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