The new Spruce Camp Base Lodge will include restaurants, abar & lounge, indoor & outdoor fireplaces, rental & repair shops,retail, tickets, and year-round conference & event space. The beautifullydesigned building is located adjacent to the new ‘Over Easy’gondola, providing convenient access to the slopes of both Spruce and Mount Mansfield. The opening date for the new Base Lodgeis next ski season, 2008/2009. About Spruce Peakat StoweSpruce Peakat Stowe, which is being developed by AIG Global Real Estate, is a newslope-side community that is well underway at the base of SprucePeak and Mt.Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont. The intimate alpine neighborhood will boast enviable homes for purchase, aworld-class spa and wellness center, an 18-hole golf course, performing artscenter, dining and retail esplanade, swimming pool, ice skating rink and a newluxury hotel, Stowe Mountain Lodge, which will be the centerpiece of thecommunity. Tim Engelberth, project manager for Engelberth Constructionstated “The truss erection could not have been achieved without thedetermination and dedication of our crews and subcontractors who met our weeklymilestones. During January and early February, tasks such as shovelingsnow off the ground and metal decks, moving blankets to protect footing pours,and building tents and enclosures for wall and slab pours, all were criticalactivities that insured that the structure was ready to accept thetrusses.” Of the more than 2,000 acres of landat Spruce Peak at Stowe, only 35 will be used for development, demonstrating agenuine commitment to environmental stewardship while creating year-roundrecreational opportunities for residents and visitors to Stowe. www.sprucepeak.com(link is external) Engelberth Achieves Truss Setting Milestoneat Spruce Camp Stowe, Vermont: Engelberth Construction, Inc. of Colchester marked a major milestone at the endof February on the new Spruce Camp Base Lodge at Spruce Peak. Over the course of the winter, the future base lodge that will serve as StoweMountain Resort’s primary source for skier services rose out from underneaththe heavy snows as crews began erecting the main timber trusses of the 80-footclear span octagon timber frame. About Engelberth ConstructionEngelberth Construction, Inc., is a ConstructionManager/General Contractor with full-service offices in Colchester,Vermont, and Keene, New Hampshire. Engelberth employs over 230 people on projects throughout Vermont,New Hampshire and Massachusetts. ### Crews began setting the Douglas-fir heavy timber rooftrusses on February 21. While the temperature was a cold four degrees,the skies were blue with minimal wind, allowing for crews to work safely andefficiently. Two cranes were utilized during the setting of the trusses,as well as a combination of four scissor/boom lifts. The operationinvolved approximately 22+ people throughout the day. Karen RouseMarketing CoordinatorEngelberth Construction, Inc.463 Mountain View DriveColchester, VT 05446Direct: 802.846.2328Direct Fax: 802.419.1728www.engelberth.com(link is external)
A leader’s role is to think about the big picture.Undoubtedly, you have leaders within a number of departments throughout your organization – a set leader over a marketing, research and development or sales department, perhaps. These leaders are already responsible for seeing the big picture within their designated departments, but what if we encouraged them to think as if they were in charge of the whole operation?Having all the leaders within your organization think like owners may make life a little noisier at times, but it could also promote cohesiveness and enhance the success of your business.A post on the Harvard Business Review blog by Robert Steven Kaplan, president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, says leadership doesn’t stop at your job description. Instead, “[i]t starts with taking on a broader perspective in figuring out what you truly believe should be done – that is, as if you were an owner.” continue reading » 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
To fulfil the aim of a pension benefit statement, it added, the approach to its design needed to shift from “a rather legalistic and compliance to a behavioural approach”.EIOPA also identified the following principles for the design and content of a pension benefit statement:The design should be effective, attractive, easy-to-read and the information should be layered to help the member find key information at a glance and navigate easily through the content to find answers to his/her questionsPension projections should be presented in real terms and in relation to the current income of the member so they can better understand their purchasing power after retirement;The statement should enable the member to understand the impact of costs on their pension entitlements and to compare pension scheme cost levels;It should integrate and complement the communication tools already in place within individual EU countries, such as online pension dashboards or calculators; andInformation contained in a pension benefit statement “should be comparable to other [such statements] at national level, to allow for financial planning”.The regulator said it had “duly considered different possible options as well as the potential costs and benefits for relevant stakeholders, including IORPs, members and national competent authorities”.“EIOPA will continue to promote consistent practices at national level, including the development of examples of standardised designs of the pension benefit statement,” it added.EIOPA’s report can be read here. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has delivered the first output of its work to facilitate the national implementation of the revised EU pension fund directive.The supervisory authority published a report that set out principles and guidance for the new annual pension benefit statement requirement under IORP II.The regulator said the report was aimed at policymakers and national authorities, but also intended as a source of “inspiration” for pension funds or insurers responsible for issuing pension benefit statements.“In an environment in which more risk is placed on the member, the importance of receiving adequate information on the second pillar retirement income is growing,” said EIOPA.