Local Businessman appointed to Board of Advisors of national HVAC group

first_imgDavid Nichols, Vice President of Climate Systems, Inc. in Williston, has been appointed to a second two-year term on the Board of Advisors of The Unified Group, a national network of 45 pre-eminent heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC).Headquartered in Chicago, The Unified Group is composed of independent HVAC contractors who share a commitment to remaining independent, while providing quality service to clients. The Board of Advisors oversees The Unified Group’s five major business areas including purchasing, business opportunities, membership, training and marketing. Participation in The Unified Group is limited to one member company per geographic area, and companies must have demonstrated a commitment to providing quality service to their clients.Climate Systems, Inc. is a locally-owned , full service and installation heating, ventilatin, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanical contractor dedicated to customer satisfaction.last_img read more

Long-term vision and pay for performance

first_imgOne of my favorite aspects of industry conferences is the opportunity for brainstorming—the quality time during presentations to process random comments from the stage that trigger new ideas.I had one of these flashes listening to a keynote address by Plaid CEO Zach Perret at NACHA Faster Payments 2017.Plaid is an API (application program interface) company that fashions itself as “the fabric of financial technology.”Perret makes a case for a hub-and-spoke model with the financial institution at the center of an array of third-party applications.To some extent, this vision has already found traction. Perret points to research showing the average consumer has more than 15 services connected to their bank accounts, many of them from nonbank providers. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

‘Sam’s Gift’ provides 21 scholarships for future Alpena Community College students

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Over the weekend, family, friends, and members of the Alpena community gathered to honor the life of Samantha Schrader.It was the fifth year for Sam’s Gift, a fundraiser that provides scholarships for future Alpena Community College students. The event raised $10,500 for future ACC students. That equates to 21 scholarships. Folks could go bowling, play games, and buy tickets to try and win prizes. The event was $3,000 shy of hitting it’s goal of $40,000 over five years.If you missed out this year, you can still make a donation at the ACC foundation page on the college’s website here www.discover.alpenacc.edu/foundation/donate.php Be to specify ‘Sam’s Gift.’AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ACC Foundation, alpena community college, Fundraiser, Sam’s Gift, Samantha Schrader, scholarshipContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Tuesday, April 30Next Pickup truck stolen and returned to owner in same eveninglast_img read more

Top ref quits England for Saudi Arabia

first_imgLONDON, England (AP):Mark Clattenburg, who refereed the top games in world football in 2016, is quitting the Premier League for a job in Saudi Arabia.The English refereeing organisation announced Clattenburg’s departure in a statement that didn’t specify the role he will take.Former Premier League referee Howard Webb has been director of referees for the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, but he was hired last week by Major League Soccer to lead the development of video technology for on-field officials.Clattenburg, whose departure date from the Premier League is yet to be announced, revealed in an interview with the Associated Press in December that he would like a job outside England.Clattenburg refereed the finals of the European Championship, Champions League and FA Cup last year.last_img read more