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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Governor Wolf Touts New Online Tool, Program to Help Seniors Age at Home

first_imgGovernor Wolf Touts New Online Tool, Program to Help Seniors Age at Home Government That Works,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf touted two new initiatives aimed at helping Pennsylvania seniors age at home. The first – the PA Link to Community Care website – was launched to connect older Pennsylvanians to services and supports available in their community. The second – Community HealthChoices (CHC) – will launch in the southwest part of the commonwealth in January to provide seniors and others with coordinated community care.“Everyone deserves the right to age at home if they choose to,” Governor Wolf said. “The initiatives my administration has been putting together to help seniors stay in their homes offer options to make a smart decision about services,” Governor Wolf said. “No one wants a cookie-cutter offering of where they should live or what their health care should look like. Both PA Link to Community Care and the soon-to-be-launched Community HealthChoices present community options to help Pennsylvania’s seniors choose the best care for themselves or their loved ones.”PA Link to Community Care provides users with a wide variety of resources, including a home care directory that connects individuals to in-home services available in their county. More than 350 in-home service providers appearing on the searchable directory offer personal care, assistance with activities of daily living, companionship services, respite care, and/or habilitation services.The website is a collaboration between the departments of Aging (PDA) and Human Services (DHS), and serves as an extension of PDA’s Aging and Disability Resource call center.Community HealthChoices seeks to improve the quality of the health care experience, serve more people in communities rather than in facilities, which gives them the opportunity to spend more time with their families and friends, and to experience an overall better quality of life. Once fully implemented, CHC will serves hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians. The program will launch in 14 southwestern Pennsylvania counties in January, with a three-phase rollout progressing east across the state through 2020.To learn more about Community HealthChoices, visit the DHS website.To learn more about the PA Link to Community Care website, or to find information on resources available in your county, visit www.carelink.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img November 28, 2017last_img read more

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Bills running back Christian Wade hopes to hinge hype to roster spot

first_img Converted rugby player calls 65-yard TD on first NFL touch ‘best feeling in the world’ “For me, I know I learn best by being on the field and playing … definitely have to work on the psychological side of things.”That was evident as Wade continued to work out with several teammates and coaches in the scorching heat even after Tuesday’s joint practice here with the Panthers had been called for the day.Wade made the switch to football in October after a decade-long rugby career and was assigned to the Bills in April as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program. But he noted his speed, footwork and vision as the most transferable skills he brings with him from one sport to the other, all of which were evident as he scored last week.With star backs like Frank Gore, T.J. Yeldon and LeSean McCoy already on the Bills roster, Wade faces an uphill battle to break camp with Buffalo, but he won’t let the challenge discourage him.”I’m still young in this game,” Wade said. “In my infancy I’m just trying to learn every day, trying to get better every day, and doing everything I can to contribute to the team. We’ll see where that leads me when it comes to the day when they pick the teams. Five days later — in much warmer climate than he’s used to in both Buffalo and his native London as the Bills visit the Carolinas this week — Wade is still savoring the moment that inspires him to continue down the new path he’s on.”I’m feeling really good right now. Scoring on my first touch in my first game just for me kind of gives me extra motivation to just keep doing what I’ve been doing,” Wade told Stats Perform. “There’s been times where I’ve woken up and been ‘this is really a struggle’ and I guess doubting myself a little bit. Maybe sometimes not getting enough reps, which I guess is usual for a new guy. Related News SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Christian Wade certainly knows how to make an entrance, but building on his surprising first impression could prove to be a tougher task.The Bills running back and former rugby star scored on a 65-yard run on his first-ever touch in the NFL last Thursday as Buffalo opened preseason play against the Colts, taking off like a rocket after he found a hole and maneuvered through Indianapolis defenders. As an International Player Pathway Program participant, Wade can stay on the Bills’ roster until the end of training camp. At that time, he’ll be eligible for an international player practice squad exemption, granting Buffalo an eleventh practice squad member who is ineligible to be activated during the 2019 season.However, if he does make the regular 53-man roster, Wade is most excited about the prospect of playing one team in particular.”The Patriots,” Wade said with a smile. “I think that would be just an amazing contest.”last_img read more

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