Stowe Mountain Resort named best golf resort in the Northern US

first_imgStowe Mountain Resort,Thousands of readers have made their choice and selected the ‘Top 125 Golf Resorts’ from around the world, in the 15th Annual Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Poll. From St Andrews to Scottsdale the regional winners are in and Stowe Mountain Resort was named #1 Golf Resort in the Northern United States.Stowe’s designation as Northern America’s superlative golf resort is the result of recently opened Stowe Mountain Lodge and Golf Club. The 312-room luxury hotel and spa located mountainside in Stowe, Vermont, sits adjacent to a truly unique mountain golf course created by renowned course designer Bob Cupp.  The 18-hole, par 72 ‘wilderness’ course winds dramatically along the lower reaches of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak to an elevation of more than 1800 feet. The resort course is available to Stowe Mountain Club members, as well as guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge. Stowe Mountain Club is a four-season private club with unprecedented golf, alpine and spa facilities located at Spruce Peak at Stowe, Vermont’s newest luxury resort and residential community.Stowe’s newest mountainside amenities and golf course are the perfect complement to the classic Stowe Country Club. Founded in the 1952, the public country club boasts beautiful undulating fairways and manicured greens. Occupying what was a turn of the century dairy farm, the course provides 360 degree views of New England’s most celebrated resort town and the surrounding Green Mountains.More about Golf at Stowe Mountain Resort – Stowe Mountain Resort is the first in Vermont to achieve Audubon ‘Signature Sanctuary’ Golf Course Certification from Audubon International. Boasting two of New England’s finest courses both on and off the mountain, Stowe’s long temperate summer days, quintessential beauty and unequaled hospitality, give guests the opportunity to create memories to cherish. Additional accolades earned by the new Stowe Mountain Golf Club include; Golf Magazine’s ‘Top Ten New Golf Courses,’ ‘Top 50 Courses for Women’ and ‘Best Course in Vermont’ by Golfweek. For complete information online visit is external).  Source: Stowe Mountain Resort. 4.26.2011last_img read more

The Rundown – July 2013

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York 1. EXPERIENCE MANHATTANHENGE: For four to five minutes on July 12th and 13th you’ll have a clear view of the Manhattan sunset. Derived from Stonehenge, where the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices, Manhattanhenge happens twice per year, when the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of Manhattan’s main street grid above 14th Street. At sunset, around 8:15 p.m., the sun will fully illuminate every cross street from the west, and for the entire day, there will be perpendicular shadows that exactly line up with sidewalks, street corners and painted lines. The best places for photos and viewing—and the worst places to drive—are along 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th Streets.2. DOWNLOAD TYPE N WALK: Text and walk responsibly with this app for iPhone that displays a transparent view of what’s directly in front of you while texting, updating Facebook or posting to Twitter. The app is also great for spying on your surroundings when you’re sitting or standing.3. BURN MAN CANDLES: While the Yankee Candle Company is known for delicious scents like Pumpkin Pie, Birthday Cake, Juicy Peach and Coconut Bay, the wax giant has entered the not-so-girly market of Man Candles—and yes, they really call them that. These masculine scents include Riding Mower (Freshly Cut Grass), Mmm Bacon!, Movie Night (Popcorn), First Down (Leather Football), Man Town (Musk) and 2×4 (Wood).4. VISIT SANGER.DK: Having a bad day? Not anymore. We’re not going to tell you anything else. Just go here. You’re welcome.5. USE INSTAPAPER.COM: Available in website and application form, Instapaper allows you to save online articles for later reading. When you find something you want to read but you don’t have time, bookmark it, then pull it up on your computer, tablet or Kindle on the go. 6. WEAR EAU DE PLAYDOH: It’s exactly what it sounds like—a cologne that smells like Play-Doh. Remind yourself of your carefree childhood with this scent on your wrists as you type for nine hours straight while sitting in a squeaky, armless chair at your desk job. It’s only $20.7. GO TO DAIRY QUEEN: Alas, Long Island, the Blizzard giant hits our shores. No more cursing at those people in the Brownie Batter commercial, hoping their tongues get caught in the beaters, no. So, what will it be?  Oreo. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Mint. CheeseQuake. Snickers. Reese’s. Banana Split. Choco Cherry Love. Midnight Truffle. S’mores. Figure it out at DQ’s new and only LI location—Sunrise Highway in Massapequa. Then sign up for a gym membership. 8. TIVO THE HERO: Watch a bunch of everyday people (including Marty, a construction worker from Long Island) turn into superheroes by performing insanely terrifying stunts for your viewing pleasure. Hosted by The Rock, contestants are tested “physically, mentally and morally” while competing for cash and the title of “Hero.” Thursdays at 8 p.m. on TNT.9. GET YOUR DOG A HOODIE: This hooded pullover with long sleeves will make your dog look like a cat burglar. Made from a soft cotton knit, these doggie sweaters are created by RockinDogs on Etsy. Look at that puppy. We dare you not to make your I-just-saw-something-cute face. Then head over to Bethpage Ballpark on July 5 for their first Bark in the Park event to take in a ball game with your best friend in tow.10. Try New Oreos: Watermelon, Lemon, Rainbow Shure, Bert!, Neopolitan and more unique flavors are in limited supply for the summer. Try ’em!last_img read more

What I want for 2015

first_imgA high performing virtual branch! Yes, I need to create a real digital branch that is integrated into my other channels.Three things make it high performing – effective, convenient, & profitable.Effective – it works correctly. Convenient? A digital branch that is easy to access, intuitive to the touch, and available 7×24. A digital branch that is profitable – I cannot afford to invest in technology without realizing a return.If financial institutions do not do this in 2015 we are going to loose market share, our margins will continue to erode (a correctly implemented virtual branch will drive down cost), and our multi-channel competitors will make us insignificant.Many of us have already embarked on a journey towards 2020. Here are seven Credit Unions that are leading the way.Coastal Federal Credit Union – Yes, machines can talk. Coastal has built a network of ATM’s that serve as tellers via interactive video. Their machines are easy to use, extremely functional, and having tellers at a centralized location makes things very efficient. How would you implement “interactive teller” or a video based ATM environment?Navy Federal Credit Union – Okay, so size does matter or it certainly can. Navy has done a very good job in advertising their brand on digital channels and their social media initiatives are quite good. Do you know what you can do to leverage their reach to make things better for your brand?Pentagon Federal Credit Union – Pen Fed has started innovating with personalized multi-media messaging to their members. Imagine being able to send a smart video message that is personalized, with a call to action, and you being able to track the member interaction. Smart video is a dynamic video voice mail that can bring your message to life. Can you deliver a member message in 60 seconds?State Employees Federal Credit Union (NY) – SEFCU has built one heck of a branch! It is interactive with in-branch technology that consumers are beginning to expect from mobile devices. Who wouldn’t want to walk into their facility? The opportunity now lies in leveraging this personal contact into profitable relationships.Digital Credit Union – DCU is making the branch mobile and you carry their branch in your pocket. By focusing on mobile banking best practices, DCU continues to innovate and lead with better online member engagement. From real time messaging to in-bound marketing best practices. Think beyond mobile as another branch and look to make mobile the center of your banking environment. Can your online application sustain your credit union?US Alliance Federal Credit Union – US Alliance has mastered the art of communicating. They seem to have a message for every occasion. With one of the best email communication programs they stay in touch with members across the country very effectively. Have you converted your paper brochures and digitized your member messaging?San Antonio Federal Credit Union – SACU came up with a brilliant idea to build an in-branch kiosk that looks like their mobile app. “Bigger buttons” lead to intuitive experiences, and help this credit union connect digital and physical channels. How are you training your members and branch people with your digital infrastructure?While having a strategy is important, we need to drive tactical successes. Start by picking your key channels and look for ways on making them more efficient via digital? How about picking five to seven member needs and start building digital journeys for each need.Doing things correctly is going to help us gain market share, thrive, and actually allow us to start making a difference in our members’ life.Your journey to 2020 has begun – look for a series of articles and educational information in 2015 on ways your credit union can drive true member engagement. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sundeep Kapur Sundeep has been assisting financial institutions with their omni-channel strategies – a more effective branch, a better online experience, & great consumer engagement. He is the author of an online … Web: Detailslast_img read more