VHB Pioneer transitions to VHB

first_imgVHB,Effective September 15, having successfully completed its integration into Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), the firm’s Vermont office will no longer be marketing itself as ‘VHB Pioneer.’The merger of the two firms that took place in January 2008 was built on an existing relationship between VHB and ‘Pioneer Environmental Associates LLC’ of Vermont. For nearly three years, VHB has benefited from the excellent reputation of the Pioneer name in Vermont as the office continued to integrate transportation and land development services with environmental consulting expertise, strengthening the firm’s regional prominence in Vermont and Northern New England. The North Ferrisburgh office now has a staff of over 30 professionals, and offers a full suite of services to better serve clients in the region.‘The past few years have proved to be very successful for VHB in Vermont and the Northern New England region. The merger of the two firms has provided new opportunities, resources, and enthusiasm, which demonstrate the benefits of joining forces,’ explained Vermont office manager, Jeff Nelson. ‘We are excited to fully transition to VHB and continue to build on these successes in the future.’The North Ferrisburgh, Vt. office is the firm’s second northern New England office. The firm also has an office in Bedford, New Hampshire. Together the Northern New England team comprises nearly 100 employees.About Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.Watertown, Massachusetts-based Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. is an 850-person firm that provides integrated transportation, land development and environmental services from 19 offices along the east coast. Engineering News-Record ranks VHB 82nd of the Top 500 U.S. Design Firms and among the Top 50 Transportation Firms in the Nation. CE News magazine consistently ranks VHB among the Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For in the U.S. For more information, visit www.vhb.com(link is external). Source: VHB. North Ferrisburgh, Vt., (September 21, 2010) ‘last_img read more

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Taking a breath at year end and peering over the cliff

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This change thing is exhausting.  In 2017 our capacity to adjust to change has been challenged.   Every day we wake up to see what the Tweeter in Chief said in the middle of the night and who he offended.  We wake to discover which TV or political icon acted inappropriately in his past.   We hold our breath with every North Korean missile launch to see what terrifying threats are going to be tossed about by leaders with fingers on buttons.So assuming we are still alive and can focus on business in 2018, let’s examine the big change issues for credit unions.  The regulatory side looks favorable for 2018.  Now that Mick Mulvaney has taken over the CFPB, we can expect that the regulatory overreach by the CFPB will halt.  NCUA, with Chairman McWatters, is in regulatory cut-back mode.In 2018, more credit unions will begin to escape from the clutches of legacy core processing systems.   The business model for some of the legacy core providers is to sell you technology that was developed forty years ago and charge credit unions through the roof to connect other software to the core.   That model is excessively expensive, slow to adapt and slow to implement.   In response, credit unions banded together and raised over $26 million to form the CUSO Constellation Digital Partners, LLC.   Constellation is developing technology that will enable credit unions to pick and choose which apps they wish to provide to their members and then easily connect the apps to the credit union’s core system.  It is core neutral.  The technology will enable credit unions to both compete with fin tech providers and take advantage of the technology developed by fin tech providers.   Credit unions will encourage software developers to create software for credit unions using code that will enable the software to be delivered inexpensively and efficiently.  Innovators take note of this opportunity. continue reading »last_img read more

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