CHITTENDEN BANK CELEBRATES 100 YEARS SINCE CHARTERBurlington, Vermont – One hundred years ago a group of Burlingtoniansdecided that a need existed for a new financial institution in Burlington. On December 7, 1904 Chittenden County Trust Company was established andgiven two years to gather the capital to start operations.The founders of Chittenden County Trust Company were John. J. Flynn,Edward J. Booth, J.H. Macomber, E.F. Gebhardt, W.B. McKillup, E.P.Woodbury, A.O. Humphrey, J.S. Patrick and R.A. Cooke. On March 30, 1906,these individuals organized what is today Chittenden with only $50,000capital.”Chittenden has been a part of the Vermont community since 1904. Onehundred years later, we remain a significant part because of our employeesand our interest in the communities and the customers we serve” saysKathleen Schirling, Director of Marketing with Chittenden Bank.”Chittenden has grown significantly since our start in 1906, but as I lookback at our history through the years, I find one thing that has notchanged–our people! They distinguish themselves by dedicated andexceptional performance across the entire organization. Theyenthusiastically participate in planning and implementing. Thecreativity, dedication and teamwork of our Chittenden family is the reasonfor our past progress and is the foundation of our future growth. Ourpeople have a commitment to change, but we also have a dedication to thosetraditional values, which have always been at the core of Chittenden,”says Schirling.Chittenden is a full-service, Vermont-headquartered and managed bankproviding a wide range of financial services and products to individualsand businesses. As the largest Vermont-based bank in the state, Chittendenoffers over 50 locations. To find out more about Chittenden, visit ourwebsite at www.chittenden.com(link is external) or call your local branch.
Yeovil 2 Brentford 1Andy Williams netted an 87th-minute winner for Yeovil as they came from behind to beat Brentford at Huish Park.Sam Saunders celebrated his new contract by scoring his ninth goal of the season for the Bees.AdChoices广告But Williams scored twice in the second half to put a dent in the London club’s play-off hopes.Saunders, who agreed a one-year deal in midweek, showed his quality by creating an early chance for Clayton Donaldson, who fired wide.Brentford’s 25th-minute opener was a typical Saunders strike – a perfectly placed free-kick into the corner of the net.But, after Paul Huntington almost equalised when he headed over, Yeovil hit back with a long-range belter of their own.Williams controlled a long ball and squirmed away from Leon Legge and Adam Thompson before smashing beyond keeper Simon Moore, who played instead of Richard Lee.It was Williams’ sixth goal in as many games – and his seventh sent Uwe Rosler’s side home with nothing.The in-form striker pounced after hesitation by Legge and fellow defender Harlee Dean.It came after Brentford had a goal disallowed and strong appeals for a penalty waved away.Gary Alexander hit the net but Donaldson, who did not appear to be interfering with play, was in an offside position and the effort was ruled out.And Rosler’s men felt aggrieved again when Jonathan Douglas seemed to be impeded by Huntington as he attempted to meet Donaldson’s knock-down.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey is keeping the fallout of his meeting with Black Stars coach Avram Grant to himself.Grant is in a move to lure back the Timbers stopper who has shunned all attempts to feature for the national team since his perceived ill treatment by technical handlers at the 2014 World Cup.He manned the post in Ghana’s opening group defeat at the hands of the United States but was dropped from the starting line-up in the games that followed. He showed his bitterness post the World Cup by accusing the Black Stars goalkeepers’ trainer, Nassam Yakubu, of treating him unfairly.Attempts by stand-in coach Maxwell Konadu (now assistant to Grant), to have him return during the qualifiers to the 2015 Afcon fell on deaf ears and Grant, in his move to discuss Kwarasey’s concerns and see to his return, met him after last Sunday’s MLS win over New York City FC.He has chosen to describe the meeting to MLSsoccer.com as nothing special :“It went OK; it wasn’t anything special. We just had a short chat, and that was it.” Ghana FA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara in an interview with Graphic Sports had claimed Kwarasey held frank discussions with coach Grant, stating that the doors are still open for him to return and he will have to fight for the No.1 spot but the former Stromsgodset man refused to reveal details of the talks.“That’s between me and him,” he said.“We’ll see where it goes from our meeting,” said Kwarasey, who is having a brilliant time at his new club in the United States.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith