Vermont’s Fire Apparatus Magazine sold to PennWell

first_imgPennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired Tunbridge, Vermont-based Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine and the website Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, founded in 1996 in Tunbridge, Vermont by C. Peter and Kathryn Jorgensen under the company name Fire Apparatus, LLC, is widely recognized as the leading source of information about fire apparatus-related products. Published monthly for a North American readership of 35,000, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment caters to fire chiefs, purchasing and finance committees, trustees, commissioners and other fire professionals who buy trucks, tools, turnout gear and firefighting equipment. They read Fire Apparatus and the monthly Fire Apparatus eNewsletter for news and insight to make well-informed buying decisions.Noting that PennWell is the undisputed leader in providing information for the fire service as publisher of Fire Engineering magazine and owner of the FDIC (Fire Department Instructors Conference) trade show, PennWell President and Chief Executive Officer Robert F. Biolchini said, “PennWell is pleased to expand our fire portfolio with this outstanding publication and website, which provides us a vertical extension focused on equipment and apparatus. Since 1996 Kathryn Jorgensen and her late husband Peter Jorgensen have built their company based on editorial excellence and a strong industry reputation. Fire Apparatus offers a perfect fit with PennWell as we celebrate our own centennial anniversary this year.”Fire Apparatus, LLC President Kathryn Jorgensen will assist with the transition and expressed her confidence in PennWell as the best home for the future growth of the publication and website. “My goal in selling Fire Apparatus was to find a publisher who would continue and strengthen the magazine that my husband founded. I am very pleased that PennWell, which has an excellent reputation in the fire service and in providing information to multiple global markets, will do that,” she said.PennWell will manage the business from its headquarters in Tulsa under Lyle Hoyt, senior vice president responsible for PennWell’s Dental and Fire Groups. Current Fire Apparatus publisher and sales manager Bob Kelly and editor-in-chief Lyn Bixby will continue in those roles under PennWell.In addition to Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine and website, PennWell’s fire-related businesses include Fire Engineering, which has published continuously since 1877 as the leading training magazine for the fire service, along with the more recently launched and Fire Engineering University. Founded in 1928, PennWell’s FDIC is the oldest and largest firefighter training show in the world and is held annually for 26,000 attendees and 817 exhibitors occupying 352,000 net square feet at the Indianapolis Convention Center. PennWell is launching a new event, TAK-Response Conference and Exhibition, which will be held September 14’16, 2010 in San Jose, California to provide real-time, threat-based training for law enforcement, fire service, EMS/medical, emergency nursing, homeland security and other disaster professionals. As part of its international expansion, PennWell will hold its first Fire Engineering India Conference & Exhibition in May 2011 in New Delhi, India.PennWell’s dedication to the fire service led to the creation of the Fire Engineering Courage and Valor Foundation following the tragic terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001. This independent, tax-free foundation will exist in perpetuity to annually bestow the Courage and Valor medal and a cash award to the firefighter (or his family, if deceased) who has most exemplified Courage and Valor in a fire rescue. Since 2002 the Courage and Valor award has been presented annually at FDIC in Indianapolis.About PennWellCelebrating its centennial in 2010, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries in addition to fire and emergency services: Oil and gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, nanotechnology, aerospace and avionics, LEDS and lighting, and dental.Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia, and Hong Kong, China. Source: PennWell Corporation On Friday August 20, 2010, 3:40 pmTULSA, Okla., Aug. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

AAA offices nationwide driving tourists to Vermont

first_imgAs the fall foliage season shifts into high gear, AAA is working with Vermont’s tourism industry leaders to disseminate information nationwide through its travel offices. The resources will be used by AAA’s travel counselors to help direct motorists and encourage them to travel the Green Mountain State.Tom Williams, Regional Manager of AAA Northern New England, noted, ‘We have a golden opportunity to provide up-to-date, practical information to members across the country. In the great majority of areas hit by the storm, visitors will find roadways with smooth pavement and bright lines. It is our role to make sure that people who are interested in coming to Vermont get the information they need.’ In a communication sent earlier this week to all AAA offices in the United States, AAA states, ‘In late August, the State of Vermont made headlines across the nation as flood waters from Hurricane Irene caused major damage to the states highways and bridges. Within weeks after Irene, Vermont rebuilt at an unprecedented rate. Now 95% of Vermont roads are open, with final touches being made every day.’Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing (VDTM) Deputy Commissioner Steve Cook works with the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Ski Vermont on the ‘Foliage Force,’ a team which has been promoting Vermont’s vibrant foliage season in the wake of Irene. Cook noted, ‘The foliage season has begun, and all indications are that it will be as vibrant and beautiful as ever. We are delighted that AAA has taken a proactive role in informing people about Vermont, and our recovery from the storm. This is a testament to AAA’s confidence in our state, and the resilience of our tourism businesses.’The bulletin refers travel counselors to road repair resources provided by VTrans, as well as planning information supplied by VDTM, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Ski Vermont. It concludes that AAA Northern New England branch offices in Montpelier, Rutland and Williston are well prepared to help motorists navigate the state of Vermont. Vermont Dept of Travel and Tourism. 9.28.2011last_img read more

Visa joins Ohio-based Fintech71 to help accelerate payment innovation in the “Buckeye State”

first_imgVisa is excited to join the board of directors of Fintech71, an Ohio-based start-up accelerator focused on financial technology. Visa’s role in Fintech71 comes on the heels of Visa’s acquisition of CardinalCommerce earlier this year, a Mentor, Ohio-based digital commerce authentication company, with more than 174 professionals working in the state. The Ohio Venture Association recently recognized Cardinal as the 2016 “Venture of the Year.”Mark Nelsen, senior vice president of Risk and Authentication Products for Visa, will serve on the Fintech71 board. For Cardinal and by extension Visa, the Ohio-region continues to be a hub for collaboration and a hotbed for strong talent. The financial services category is already the second-largest private sector in Ohio and there are 200 universities graduating 170,000 students every year, making the state a great place for talent to live and work. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

DILG SACKS WV FIRE CHIEF | Año orders probe on BFP staff’s protocol breach

first_img“Titiyakin po natin ang medical needs ng mga fire personnel na ito na maaaring na-expose sa COVID-19 subalit mananagot din sila sa anumang maging resulta ng imbestigasyon nila na ipinag-utos ni Secretary Año kaugnay sa posibleng naging kapabayaan,” he added. He was referring to the 26-year-old female BFP-6 personnel (Patient No. 144) whom the city government placed under quarantine late night on June 14 after hours of searching for her. “Puspusan na po ang contact tracing na isinasagawa ng BFP-6 at mayroon na pong koordinasyon sa DILG Region VI at Police Regional Office,” Malaya said. Department of Tourism (DOT) secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, in a separate statement, confirmed that the COVID-19 positive BFP staff and her 27 co-workers held a “despedida party” in Boracay in Malay, Aklan last week. “Panahon ng pandemya ngayon at hindi puwede ang mga palusot. As law enforcers, we must set a good example to our people and the breach of quarantine protocols sets a very bad example,” Año stressed. Aguto’s firing came after a BFP-6 personnel allegedly roamed around the tourist destination while awaiting the result of her reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test for COVID-19 that later turned out to be positive. ILOILO City – Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has ordered the relief of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Region 6 director Fire Senior Superintendent Roderick Aguto after one of his personnel – who later tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – breached quarantine protocols along with 27 colleagues by going to Boracay Island. Año has also ordered an investigation into the incident. So far, a total of 196 BFP-6 personnel have undergone rapid testing for COVID-19. “Nabigla ako…Isa po doon ang babae na umalis ng Iloilo (City), na-swab…Hindi pa lumabas ang result (but) pumunta (na) ng Boracay at noong huli ay nag-positive,” said Bautista in a press conference. DILG spokesman Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, meanwhile, tasked BFP chief Fire director Jose Embang to immediately investigate the matter and conduct contract tracing. BY ADRIAN STEWART CO AND RUBY SILUBRICO “We will never tolerate any wrongdoing by our BFP personnel or any other DILG (Department of Interior and Local Government) personnel for that matter because lives are at stake here,” said Año, who announced Aguto’s sacking on Wednesday. Fire Senior Superintendent Jerry Candido, director for logistics of BFP-National Headquarters, has been appointed as BFP officer-in-charge in the region. According to the Department of Health, only 28 of the 196 were subjected to RT-PCR and were advised to undergo quarantine pending results of their tests on Friday. Acting Malay mayor Frolibar Bautista criticized the trip as an “irresponsible and blatant disregard of quarantine protocols.” Bautista said the patient’s name was listed in the port manifest. The patient’s positive test result was released on June 13. She and her BFP-6 group took a boat to Boracay on June 12 at around 5 p.m. via Tabon-Tambisaan Port. The BFP regional and city offices have been placed under lockdown and were advised to observe strict sanitation and disinfection efforts./PNlast_img read more

SBA announces relaunch of Small Business Technology Coalition

first_imgSmall business technology coalition The Small Business Technology Coalition, the go-to resource for entrepreneurs seeking to leverage technology, has relaunched with new partners and a greater emphasis on training users to make their businesses more effective and efficient, administrator Linda McMahon U.S. Small Business Administration announced on recently.The Technology Coalition ( is a public-private partnership that educates users on topics including e-commerce, customer relationships, sales/leads, marketing, social media, cyber security and more.“Public-private partnerships like the Small Business Technology Coalition are the future of the Small Business Administration. The SBA’s Technology Coalition will ensure educational content remains relevant to the technology questions small business owners across America ask every day,” McMahon said.The Tech Coalition’s newest partners are Animoto, Business Blocks, Dun & Bradstreet, Expensify, GoDaddy, Industry, National Cyber Security Alliance, NerdWallet, Stripe, Townsquared and Wix.Including the original partners – Bench, Box, Canvas, Dash Data, Facebook, Google, Gusto, Intuit, LegalZoom, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Paychex, Salesforce, Square, Thumbtack, Yelp and Zenefits – the Tech Coalition leads outreach events nationwide and provides webinars and other training resources to help small business owners utilize technology effectively as they start and grow their businesses.“These partners play a vital role as we work to ensure the Tech Coalition is the best source for small business owners looking to use technology to serve their customers, be more efficient and get paid for their services,” McMahon said. “By leveraging technology companies’ expertise, we are able to help small businesses across the country and drive innovation without expanding government.”last_img read more