Bakers in the West Midlands can get a competitive edge by using a new free, online market research service called Food Insights.The Heart of England fine foods business website is hosting the service at [http://www.heff.co.uk/] foodinsights, which offers food and drink companies industry reports, analysis and statistics.Funder, West Midlands Food Partnership, urged SME food companies to register. “Having free access to key point summaries of some of the most recent consumer research, across a range of food categories, is a genuine asset,” said manager James Allen.
The two-day event took place in Rutland and Williston Oct. 3-4 and was attended by an estimated 400 people. Graybar, a leading electrical supply shop with 250-plus locations throughout North America, organized the festivities. In addition to Local 300, over 45 vendors were on hand to exhibit their products.Local 300 representatives Jean Watkins and Matt Lash were both on site for the duration of the event to speak with attendees. On the final day, they were joined by IBEW member and journeyman electrician Amy James of Johnson, Vt. A steady stream of people stopped at the unions booth for information.”Graybar’s constituency got to see firsthand what many in the trades already know – the IBEW delivers productivity, profit and value,” said Business Manager George Clain. “Electrical contractors can benefit from partnering with this union, particularly through cost-effective access to highly-trained laborers. We were also proud to showcase the best-in-class wages and benefits our electricians receive, as well as the learning opportunities available for those interested in becoming an electrician.”Graybar Customer Appreciation Days is an annual initiative. For more information, contact Vermont Branch Manager Ken Hall at (802) 660-9900 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).Based in South Burlington, the IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus laborers throughout Vermont. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because of its size and highly skilled constituency.For more information, contact Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash at (802) 864-5864, [email protected](link sends e-mail) or www.ibewlocal300.org(link is external).
Judging by the fact that you signed up to come to a Big Ten school, odds are at some point in your freshman year — or in four years at the University of Wisconsin — you’re going to end up cheering on your fellow Badgers at a football game. Below are some key tips for not looking like a total rookie at your first football game.The BasicsLength: Football consists of four quarters, and there is a halftime break after the second quarter. Each quarter is 15 minutes long.Place: If you go to a football game, you’re going to want to head over to Camp Randall. The student section is located on the north side of the stadium.PlayersIf you want to sound like you know what you’re talking about, here is what you need to know.Quarterback: Alex HornibrookCoach: Paul Chryst, but you can just call him Coach Chryst.Paul Chryst Jason Chan/The Badger HeraldOut of material?: Talk about a Watt brother — you have three to choose from: JJ, Derek and TJ may have all graduated, but they will always be Wisconsin royalty. Anyone and everyone is always willing to talk about them.TraditionsJump Around: Before the fourth quarter begins, the entire student section — and most of Camp Randall — participates in the honored Wisconsin tradition. Set to the wonderful track of “Jump Around” by House of Pain, all the students “jump up, jump up and get down,”with hands in the air for roughly two minutes.If you attend any game at Camp Randall, you must participate during this crucial moment. If you do not “Jump Around” with the rest of us, you might as well have gone to Minnesota.The Don’tsTalk about The University of Minnesota, unless you’re saying how much they suck. The hallowed halls of Camp Randall should not be besmirched by the likes of those dirty Gophers.Spend all of your time on your cellphone. This is a crucial moment in life — probably a moment that you will talk about forever — and it won’t be nearly half as gratifying if you’re only looking at a six-inch screen.Drive. Make sure to walk to Camp Randall because parking on game days is super chaotic. Plus, walking under the Camp Randall Arch is one of the coolest feelings in the world.Marissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldStress about dressing crazy. Most students are typically wearing their best overalls and face paint. Plus, there is no such thing as too much Badger pride.Be afraid to talk to other people in your section. The Badger community is super friendly, and you never know who you might meet.Come to the game super late. Anything can happen the minute the football in launched into the air. You never know when you’re going to witness the next greatest moment in Wisconsin football history.Worry. Even if you make a mistake, no one will remember it. Seriously, there’s about 16,000 people in the student section, and at the end of the day, we’re all there to have fun.On Wisconsin!