Source: SymQuest Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest Group, Inc. announced today that Rutland County Parent Child Center, Inc. (RCPCC) was chosen as the winning applicant for the Third SymPowered Office Makeover from SymQuest — worth $25,000. Rutland County Parent Child Center, a locally based non-profit, demonstrated the most need, budget constraints, outdated equipment and dedication to serving their clients. Since 1985, RCPCC has nurtured strengths, growth and independence of children and families in the Rutland area. The RCPCC believes that families and their children have the right to family-centered, comprehensive high quality services. They deliver these services through home-based programs, playgroups, parent education and support, information and referral early childhood programs, community development and on-site services.RCPCC is currently utilizing very outdated equipment donated to the agency, including computers and a networked server. Their two donated copiers are also severely out of date and require a great deal of ongoing maintenance. Funded by state and federal grants that are continually being cut, the Center has been unable to divert any funding to address their technological handicaps and obstacles for several years and sees no immediate change in that.“We are grateful to SymQuest for this much needed support! A SymPowered Office Makeover will dramatically improve how we serve our clients, enabling us to better fulfill our mission of helping families be successful in our community. With this Makeover, RCPCC staff will have more time to spend with families and children and have to spend less time trying to deal with technology issues. RCPCC is proud to be the recipient of this donation,” commented Caprice Hover, Executive Director of RCPCC.“Communications, confidentiality, accountability and efficiency are critical to RCPCC meeting their clients’ needs. Their current computer infrastructure, a key element to the organization’s success, is in a fragile state. The staff is struggling with old, failing computers and outdated software. RCPCC is seriously in need of a more efficient means for their 43 employees to complete and file client reports, process time-sheets and payroll, submit data required by state and federal agencies, report financial data for accountability and to communicate via email,” said Joe Noonan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, SymQuest. “As a result of the SymPowered Office Makeover, RCPCC’s office infrastructure, communications systems and processing of reports will be drastically improved and streamlined. RCPCC will better be able to provide information to state and federal agencies, as required by law. The training and support aspect of the Office Makeover will get RCPCC’s systems up-to-date,” continued Noonan.The SymPowered Office Makeover includes: a server, multi-functional device (all-in-one copier, scanner, fax and printer), laptop(s), labor costs for technicians/engineers, monitored network service for one year, as well as some fun extras.“We are pleased to offer this unique, exciting opportunity from SymQuest. We have just completed the SymPowered Office Makeover in Keene, NH at CHESCO. This is our third Makeover to date, totaling $75,000. We plan to continue this tradition of giving back to the communities in which we work, live and play,” said Sudbay.
Being an effective leader requires not only understanding the people you’re leading, but also how the human brain operates and how it affects a person’s actions and emotions.Responding to people and the problems associated with emotional tension is “a messy business,” says Daniel Wood, executive and leadership coach and behavioral analyst.He explored how the brain works and why it’s important for leaders to understand how it operates in “The Senior Leader and The Human Operating System,” a virtual roundtable from the CUNA Councils.Leaders need to understand that “everything you say and do comes from where you are and where you’ve been,” Wood says. “Leaders can influence the structure and functioning of their brain over time.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
As crime continues to spiral out of control, a West Ruimveldt, Georgetown man was in the wee hours of Monday gunned down following an altercation with a group of men at a function in East La Penitence.Dead: Paul “Shirts” RodneyPaul Rodney, also called “Shirts”, of Lot 530 West Ruimveldt, was found lying in a pool of blood at Avocado Avenue, West Ruimveldt with at least seven gunshot wounds about his body.Preliminary investigations by the Police revealed that about 02:55h, a mobile patrol on Mandela Avenue heard several loud explosions and went to investigate. Upon arrival, a group of men was observed running as they discharged several rounds into the air.Upon checking the area, the Police noticed the 31-year-old man lying motionlessly and he was covered in blood. Without hesitation, he was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.The Police have since confirmed that the man’s body bore seven gunshot wounds.When Guyana Times visited the dead man’s home on Monday morning, his uncle, Derick Rodney, explained that he was at home and received the news about 04:35h. He said that he passed by the scene where the shooting took place, but left the Police to continue their investigation.He noted that upon enquiring, the family was told that his nephew was at a function during which an argument ensured followed by an altercation. He also noted that after the altercation, his nephew attempted to escape, but his attackers went after him and opened fire.The shooting incident took place a short distance from where the party was held.The uncle stated that he was not aware if his nephew was involved in any criminal activities since he was dedicated to his ill father, who he took care of.“He provides for his father, his father is unable to move and as a result of that, he is with his father…his father has to be receiving care on a 24-hour basis, so he is with him,” the uncle stated.On the other hand, the Police are claiming that Rodney is a known character and has been engaged in several brushes with the law. Meanwhile, detectives have recovered several spent shells at the scene that belonged to a small-calibre weapon.The Police are yet to make an arrest in the matter, as they continue to question several key persons who were present at the function. (Bhisham Mohamed)