Katy Lesser and Healthy Living, were honored by the Vermont Grocers’ Association with the VGA Retailer of the Year award during the association s annual convention at the Sheraton Burlington. The award was presented in recognition of their involvement with the community, food industry, store operations and customer service.Healthy Living is the state s largest natural foods market and has been family owned and operated for over 22 years. Its mission is to provide the community with a market that is dedicated to offering high quality food items at affordable prices, a child-friendly environment, and a place to gather, eat and learn. Lesser is joined in the operation of the store by her son, Eli Lesser-Goldsmith, and daughter, Nina Lesser-Goldsmith. The family has expanded the market several times culminating with the move to a brand new 35,000 square foot store on Dorset Street in South Burlington in 2008.They believe strongly in community service, and have donated to various local non-profits and charities since the store s founding in 1986. The Community Outreach Team at Healthy Living reaches many local organizations every year. As one example, throughout the months of March and April this year, Healthy Living Staff prepared and served five healthy meals a week to at-risk youth who use Spectrum Youth Services Pearl Street drop-in center. The partnership was a wonderful success for all parties and Healthy Living continues to foster similar partnerships with other non-profits in the community. We are very pleased to see Katy, her family and her store recognized with this award. They are dedicated to serving their customers and community, said Jim Harrison, VGA president, who presented the award. They represent that true entrepreneurial spirit as evidenced with the large investment in what is now a showcase of a natural foods marketplace.The Vermont Grocers’ Association is a statewide organization representing approximately 700 stores and 245 suppliers to the industry. The presentation took place at the association s annual convention at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel on September 12, 2009.Note: A photo of Healthy Living with the award can be accessed at: http://www.vtgrocers.org/files/files/Healthy%20Living%20Award.pdf(link is external)Caption: Katy Lesser (center) of the Healthy Living Natural Foods Market along with Ian Roos and Jessica Piccirilli with the VGA Retailer of the Year at the association’s 75th anniversary convention September 12.A video of Healthy Living showed at the award presentation can be found at: http://maltedmedia.com/recordings/ROY2009-97.wmv(link is external).Source: Vermont Grocers’ Association. 9.18.2009
Norwegian oil and gas company OKEA, the operator of the Draugen field, has won a tender for supply to the Seadrill-owned rig West Phoenix in connection with the rig’s operations on Neptune Energy’s Fenja field located in the Norwegian Sea. OKEA said on Thursday that the contract has a duration of 12 months fixed plus four three-month options, i.e. up to two years in total. Estimated start-up is in mid-January 2020.The supply will primarily take place with Siem Pride vessel, which will supply the West Phoenix rig four to five times a week and Draugen two times a week.“Through this contract, sharing economy and efficient utilization of resources for the benefit of both parties will be demonstrated in practice,” OKEA concluded.The Siem Pride had been operating on the North Sea fields – including Draugen – for Shell since its delivery in 2015. In May 2018, the vessel was awarded a charter extension by Shell until November 14, 2025.After OKEA took over operatorship of the Draugen field from Shell back in November 2018, the vessel continued its operations on the field.The vessel has an overall length of 89.2 meters, a width of 19 meters, and a deadweight of 5,017 tonnes. It is outfitted with DP2 capabilities, standby rescue for 300 people, and a deck area of 980 square meters.Neptune became the operator of the Fenja field in December 2018 following the completion of integration with the former VNG Norge business.The field lies 120 km north of Kristiansund, with estimated recoverable resources in excess of 100 million barrels oil equivalent. It is a subsea development with tie-back to Njord A platform. First oil is targeted for 2021.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.