Saturday, May 25 2013 6:56 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:56:57 GMT
It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities. Saturday of Memorial Day weekendMore >>
It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
An Au Sable Forks, New York theater is one of ten in the North Country doing what it can to stay open. "We'll be dark. There will be no movies shown in these theaters and you'll have toMore >>
After being denied a state grant, a number of North Country theaters could go dark by the end of the year. That's because Hollywood is getting rid of film movies, which is what those theaters rely on. But they're not giving up yet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:51:11 GMT
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path. Governor Shumlin was at the site of the hardestMore >>
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:25:36 GMT
Beansie's Bus is situated right along the start and finish of the race so they're looking to get swamped by hungry customers Sunday but rain too. "Unfortunately the weather might not cooperate," Beansie'sMore >>
VCM organizers making sure they have cold/rainy weather equipment for runners.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:38 GMT
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.In just a few hours heavy rains flooded much of Northern Vermont. Hardest hit were Essex, Jericho, and Underhill.The torrential rains Thursday nightMore >>
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
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SOURCE University Hospitals
CLEVELAND, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MIT and University of Maryland will convene a national conversation on May 8 about how an innovative business model can help anchor institutions in urban cities to drive economic development and build sustainable community wealth.
A panel of presenters will release a new MIT-University of Maryland Case Study which highlights Cleveland's University Hospitals Vision 2010 Program, a $1.2 billion strategic growth plan.
The panel discussion following will be held May 8 at 4 to 6 p.m. Access to live-streaming video: http://bit.ly/Wt6nuB or Twitter: #anchorpower. The panel will be held at MIT School of Architecture & Planning, Wong Auditorium, 70 Memorial Drive, Building E-51, Cambridge, MA.
A news-teleconference with the authors will be held at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on May 8 prior to the panel discussion. Pre-register to receive call-in detail: Alicia.email@example.com or call 216-844-5158.
The Cleveland-based health care system recently completed $750 million in major construction projects throughout Northeast Ohio employing a novel strategy of utilizing local and minority/female owned businesses to generate local wealth, economic opportunity and jobs. The innovative strategy was designed and implemented by University Hospitals (UH), an anchor institution in urban Cleveland, in close partnership with the City of Cleveland Mayor, Frank Jackson, The Cleveland Foundation and local building trade unions.
Titled "The Anchor Mission: Leveraging the Power of Anchor Institutions to Build Community Wealth", the Case Study concludes that place-based anchor institutions – like hospitals and universities - can commit to a comprehensive business approach that goes beyond the narrow framework of corporate philanthropy to create a sustainable economic advantage for their regions. Their analysis provides the framework for other organizations to engage with business, government and foundations to create healthier, stronger urban areas.
Vision 2010 included the construction of five major medical facilities which generated more than 5,000 jobs in construction and related fields, with salaries totaling $500 million over the five-year period. UH adopted a pathbreaking strategy in which its executives established aggressive goals pertaining to diversity, procurement and hiring local residents. Successful strategies included the use of an innovative Project Labor Agreement and resulted in 92 percent of spending staying in Northeast Ohio and awarding 24 percent of contracts to minority and female owned businesses.
In February 2013, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson along with representatives from business, civic, labor and trade organizations signed an historic public-private community benefit agreement that will drive investment in Cleveland. Outlined in the agreement is the commitment to direct training opportunities and jobs to local residents and increase the utilization of minority, female and locally owned businesses.
Dayna L. Cunningham, Executive Director, MIT Community Innovators Lab
Adele Naude Santos, Dean MIT School of Architecture and Planning
J. Phillip Thompson, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning
Ted Howard, Executive Director, The Democracy Collaborative, University of Maryland
Honorable Frank G. Jackson, Mayor Cleveland, Ohio
Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO, University Hospitals, Cleveland Ohio
Steven D. Standley, Chief Administrative Officer, University Hospitals, Cleveland Ohio
Philip Clay, Professor, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning; Chancellor, MIT
Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning; Associate Director of Office of Management and Budget
Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard University; Harvard Business School, General Management and Strategy Units; Co-Director, the Business and Environment Initiative
Thomas Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, MIT; Professor of Engineering Systems; Co-Director of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management; Chair, MIT Faculty