Burke Mountain Resort names Quiros as new president & CEO

first_img“Fans and past guests of Jay Peak will recognize the design as the yet-unnamed new hotel is based on the Tram Haus Lodge’ two Tram Haus Lodges to be exact, connected with communal space where skiers and riders will go to plan or discuss their day on some of Vermont’s best trails and glades. But based on doesn’t mean identical. No, the new hotel will have the spirit of Burke running through it, from our racing heritage to our newer mountain biking traditions. This hotel will be a tribute to True North.”The front of the hotel.The view from the mountain.”The new hotel will open Fall 2014. So start planning your early season 2014 ski trips now and be one of the first to experience the future of Burke Mountain. A future which will feel comfortably like the past, just a bit newer.”About Burke Mountain: Located in the heart of Vermont About Burke Mountain ‘ s Northeast Kingdom, Q Burke, with over 270 acres of skiing and riding, has an elevation of 3267 ft., over 2011 ft. of vertical, and 56 natural trails including over 110 acres of glades. As the primary training and race facility to over 50 ski Olympians, Burke is home to Burke Mountain Academy, an internationally acclaimed ski- focused boarding school offering a college preparatory curriculum, sending many students to compete in the Olympics and other national and international competitions. New developments, including a hotel & conference center, tennis and aquatic facilities, commencing this year will transition the mountain into a four season destination resort. For more information visit www.skiburke.com(link is external).East Burke, VT. February 27, 2013 – Q Burke Mountain Resort, LLC. PHOTOS and artist’s renderings Courtesy of Burke Burke Mountain Ski Area,Q Burke Mountain Resort, LLC, the owners of Burke Mountain Resort in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, announced today the appointment of Ary Quiros, 36, of East Burke, Vermont, as President and CEO of Q Burke Mountain Resort, LLC.A graduate of Pace University in New York City with a Bachelors of Business Administration in International Management, Quiros went on to obtain his MBA from Norwich University in Vermont. He has completed his post graduate studies with a degree in Hospitality Management from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Europe.Quiros has also been serving his country in the US Army as an Artillery Officer and has worked extensively in international trade. During his years of military service, Captain Quiros, did a rotation in South Korea and three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He continues to serve his country as an officer with the Vermont Army National Guard. Ary’ s avocations are diverse and include aviation where he spends considerable time in the air as a private fixed wing and helicopter pilot, with a series of fixed wing instructor licenses.‘ We are proud to welcome Ary to the management team at the resort, with his passion for the state of Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom, and especially for the community within which this resort exists. As we move forward with planned development at the resort, Ary will bring additional leadership and skill sets in resort and hospitality management necessary for the successful growth of the resort’ said Ariel Quiros, Chairman Q Burke Mountain Resort, LLC.‘ Ary brings a great combination of education and experience in resort operations to the team-he is well suited to guide the evolution of Burke Mountain and its future lodging components which will play such a critical role in Burke’ s future. He is an outstanding young man and outstanding leader.’ , offered by Bill Stenger, President, CEO, & Co-Owner Jay Peak Resort and Director, Northeast Kingdom Economic Development Initiative.On its Web site, Burke notes of several recent upgrades and construction plans:”Change is coming to Burke. Change to the tune of up to $108 million in investments over the next several years. Change that is already evident to the skiers and riders who’ ve benefitted from the $1,000,000 in snowmaking upgrades added in the off-season. “It’ s no secret that Burke has long needed beds, so next up will be a new 116-room hotel.”Located in the meadow just below the Mid Burke Express, the new hotel and conference center will be the first of four new lodges’ another at Mid Burke and two at the Sherburne base area. Over the next few seasons, we’ ll also be expanding the East Bowl ski area with new trails and a new lift to the summit, expanding the ski area with almost 60 acres of new trails and glades.”And then what? Indoor bike parks? Tennis and aquatic centers? An organic farm? Nothing is in stone yet.”A first look at the future.”Plans for the new hotel’ technically just the hotel since they’ re isn’ t an old one to speak of’ are quickly taking shape. Over the last several months the hotel has gone from an idea to a discussion to illustrations to renderings and is now in the final stages with architects. Ground-breaking will take place as soon as there is ground thawing in the Spring of 2013.”Built with Vermont hands, stone and wood, the new hotel and conference center will offer 116 rooms’ from studios to 3-BR suites. Other amenities will include a new bar and restaurant, conference spaces and a fitness center. Outside of most rooms, a balcony will offer guests amazing views’ some of the mountain, others of Willoughby Gap’ so expect even more pictures of the constantly-photographed Gap on Flickr in the future.last_img read more

How the Poor Make Better Financial Decisions Than the Wealthy

first_imgSlate:People often assume that the poor are less competent than the wealthy. Some even suggest that the poor have flawed values or ways of thinking. But my colleagues and I have recently found that the poor outperform the rich at some financial decisions. Under poverty, people develop a unique expertise.To appreciate this expertise, we should first come to terms with a mistake nearly everyone makes. Consider this question, which I regularly pose to my MBA students: Imagine you are buying a $300 tablet, but the salesman says the same tablet is available for $50 less at a store 20 minutes away. Would you travel for the discount? Almost certainly. Now imagine that the tablet costs $1,000. Would you still travel the 20 minutes to save $50? Now you might hesitate.You are not alone. People are far more likely to say “no” to the second question than the first, even my MBA students, whose jobs are to make good financial decisions. This is a common response. It is also irrational.Read the whole story: Slate More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

The program of the 3rd Family Accommodation Forum in Zadar has been announced

first_imgThe Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian National Tourist Board are organizing the 3rd National Family Accommodation Forum (FOS), November 15-17.11.2016, XNUMX. in the sports hall Višnjik in Zadar.This year you have the opportunity to discuss current issues, hear about the experiences of colleagues in the country and Europe, meet new domestic products and services for family accommodation and find out who was awarded in the action “Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia”. Some of the topics to be discussed are branding, ie labeling of family accommodation, which in Croatia is often called recategorization, with the aim of harmonizing quality standards and better positioning in the market and increasing competitiveness by entrepreneurship is becoming a new model. business.last_img read more

IndyCar Expands Technical Staff

first_img“Following the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing will formalize a joint venture focused on engine R&D and the establishment of a common Chevrolet engine specification,” the organizations announced in a joint statement. “While our two championship-winning organizations will collaborate on research and development, our respective engine shop operations will continue to function independently as they currently do. We look forward to working together to fully leverage the knowledge and intellectual property of our two successful programs to advance Chevrolet’s engine for NASCAR.” Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing have confirmed that the two teams will combine forces to establish one common Chevrolet engine specification. In doing so, Chevrolet joins manufacturers Ford and Toyota in streamlining engine building to one supplier. For more information, visit nascar.com. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement INDIANAPOLIS – Daniel Louks, who had been an assistant engineer for the No. 5 KV Racing Technology-Lotus driven by Takuma Sato, has joined the IndyCar sanctioning body as an engine support engineer. He’ll be tasked with checking engine manufacturer compliance with the series’ rules and ECU status, among other duties. Louks also will oversee the application of a new torque sensor for the 2012 season, which will keep track of power levels between the three engine manufacturers.,From Engine Builder.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Both Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing (via ECR Engines) have developed powerful engine programs over the years. Engines produced by the two have earned a combined 39 NASCAR national series championships, including 20 at the Cup Series level. Additionally, Chevrolet race cars fielded by the two organizations have won a combined 369 NASCAR Cup Series points-paying events.last_img read more

Fair’s not fair when it comes to valuation

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Sanjiv Lamba confirmed as Keynote Speaker

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Funding drives Canada’s next-gen CCS pilot plant

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Project Partners welcomes new US member

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Engineering skills college to support High Speed 2

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Jamerican filmmaker wins best documentary

first_imgCharles Mattocks Tampa-based filmmaker and health advocate Charles Mattocks has won big for his latest documentary “Trial By Fire,” which won the “Best Documentary” award at the Charlotte Black Film Festival, held in North Carolina.“Trial By Fire” is inspired by his mother Constance Marley (sister of legendary singer Bob Marley) and her struggle with the rare and painful nerve disease, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Over 200,000 people within the U.S. and another 100,000 worldwide live with this disease that causes excruciating pain all over the body, for which there is no identifiable cure. The documentary has been featured in film festivals around the U.S., most recently winning the “Best Director” and “Most Impactful Film” awards the Hollywood South Florida Film Festival last February.Despite the recognition for his work, said Mattocks in a recent interview with National Weekly, he is most concerned about spreading awareness about the debilitating condition, which is still misunderstood, even by the medical community.“The main purpose of the film is to draw attention, especially that of the medical fraternity, to the thousands suffering from this disease,” said Mattocks. “I am hoping by grasping the attention of the medical fraternity, a movement will be generated to advance treatment, and a possible cure for the disease.”Mattocks is also coordinating a social media campaign to draw attention to CRPS victims. The Tampa resident is also an acclaimed dietician and cookbook author of “The Poor Chef.”last_img read more