Sven Eklof recently completed Leadership Champlain, a program of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce for emerging leaders in their businesses, professions, and communities. Leadership Champlain is a 10 month program that focuses on community issues such as the Vermont Economy, Criminal Justice, Education, Civic Engagement, and Energy.
The program develops leadership skills and creates a diverse network of community focused leaders.
The CFA Society of Vermont hosted their first Local Research Challenge on February 8, 2017. The Challenge, sponsored by Champlain College, brings students from four Vermont colleges, investment professionals, and others together to work on company analysis and presentation skills.
Anne Doremus served on the panel of judges for this Challenge. The case subject was Casella Waste Systems. Students participated from Champlain College, Lyndon State College, Norwich University, and St. Michael’s College.
Eric Hanson is teaching a course, Personal Finance and Investing, through the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont during the Spring semester of 2017. This is an elective class open to the entire campus and described below.
It has been said that Economics is about “the allocation of scarce resources”. This is also a good definition of Personal Finance. None of us – not even Donald Trump – have enough resources to fulfill all of our needs, and our wants. This course will be about how to accumulate financial assets, how to invest (and spend) your nest egg, figuring out how and when to borrow, and how to take care of the unexpected events in life.
Anne Doremus returned to the annual Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) as a coach in 2017. The competition was held at the University of Vermont through the Grossman School of Business on January 12-14.
While the FECC prepares participants to understand the issues unique to family enterprise, coaches play a critical role in facilitating the application of that knowledge to the case. Once prepared, teams present their case to a panel of judges.