Stowe resort’s Hank Lunde named Stowe Business Person of the Year

first_imgSTOWE MOUNTAIN RESORTS HANK LUNDE ISSTOWE BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEARStowe, Vt (July 2,2008) Stowe Area Association named Mt. Mansfield Company Chairman/AIG Stowe Holdings Chairman Hank Lunde as the Stowe Business Person of the Year at their annual meeting and dinner, held at Edson Hill Manor on June 25, 2008.Lunde was selected not only because of his involvement with the Stowe business community but also for his contribution to the Stowe community at-large over many years. Born and raised in Barre, Hank Lunde graduated from Norwich University with a degree in civil engineering and has served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has been Mt Mansfield Company’s President and CEO since 1997.Lunde has been the guiding force behind the Spruce Peak expansion. He has been instrumental in not only bringing diverse interest groups to the table, but also preserving the integrity and heritage of a great ski mountain throughout over a decade of planning and implementation. He has had an unparalleled and positive impact on not only the Stowe and Lamoille County business communities, but all of Vermont. He serves as director on the boards of Vermont Business Roundtable, Vermont Ski Areas Association and the National Ski Areas Association. For ten years Lunde also served as a board member of the Stowe Area Association.The Stowe Business Person of the Year was first presented in 2003 to John Springer-Miller, former owner of Springer-Miller Systems. Subsequent honorees include Chuck Baraw, President of Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa; Kathy Kneale, owner of Harrison’s Restaurant, Neil Van Dyke, owner of the Golden Eagle Resort, and Ken Beiderman, General Manager of the Green Mountain Inn. A plaque honoring these important members of our community hangs in the lobby of the Visitor Information Center on Main Street.###last_img read more

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‘Wear a mask if you care’, task force says as WHO warns of aerosol transmission

first_imgOn Thursday, the WHO released new guidelines encouraging people to avoid crowds and ensure good ventilation, explaining that some outbreak reports related to crowded indoor spaces have suggested the possibility of aerosol transmission. This is in addition to contact with contaminated surfaces or with infected people who spread the virus through droplets released when they cough, sneeze, speak or sing.Therefore, Mahardika urged public service providers to ensure the use of natural ventilation such as opening doors and windows.On the other hand, he said, using exhaust fans was an alternative to help lower transmission potential in indoor spaces.“We can reduce the viral load in the air by propelling the air through an exhaust vent.”Mahardika reiterated that wearing masks should not be based on fear of contracting the virus but rather the awareness that anyone — including ourselves — could be a carrier and might infect others.“Wear a mask if you care about the people around you.” The two experts emphasized that chances for transmission could be minimized if people wore masks.Read also: WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of COVID-19“Contagion is likely to occur in closed buildings with ACs, but if the people inside wear masks and maintain physical distancing, then the potential of transmission is much lower. Wearing masks remains a top preventive measure,” Budiman, who is also a microbiologist at the University of Indonesia (UI), said during a press briefing on Friday.“The mask stops any particles from the individual’s mouth and nose from traveling into the air.” The national COVID-19 task force has encouraged the public to keep wearing masks to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus, following a recent report by the World Health Organization that acknowledges the virus may be transmitted through the air.  According to I Gusti Ngurah Mahardika, a Udayana University virologist who is also part of the task force’s expert staff, airborne transmission was possible in crowded indoor spaces such as malls, offices, restaurants and public transportation that had air conditioning (AC) instead of natural ventilation.Another expert staffer, Budiman Bela, said transmission potential was higher in rooms and indoor spaces where the air was cold because the virus tended to be more stable at low temperatures.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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