Dan Arens Named 2019 Champion of Youth First

first_imgYouth First, Inc. honored community leader and former board member Dan Arens at its 13th Annual Breakfast of Champions event on Tuesday, October 22nd at St. Vincent Manor in Evansville.Arens received the Dr. William Wooten Champion of Youth First Award at the event, sponsored by German American. In addition to recognizing Arens, the organization celebrated its hundreds of donors, supporters and volunteers with approximately 300 attendees.Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke proclaimed October 22nd, 2019, as “Dan Arens, Champion of Youth First Day.”Dan’s passion for youth and the community is evident in everything he does, including raising a family with his wife Scherri, growing a business, and serving as a volunteer for numerous organizations. An Indiana native, Dan received undergraduate and graduate degrees in management from Purdue University and launched his business consulting career. In the late 1970s he moved to Southwest Indiana, where he co-founded Keller Schroeder, an information technology and consulting firm.While serving on Youth First’s Board from 2004 – 2011 and continuing to volunteer to this day, Dan has been instrumental in helping the organization plan for healthy growth and sustainability. His current community involvement includes the Downtown Evansville Rotary Club, the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, the Evansville Industrial Foundation, the Evansville Police Department Foundation, Crossroads Christian Church, and Youth First.Breakfast of Champions attendees enjoyed remarks from Brad Hill, Evansville Police Department Deputy Chief; Carrie Ellspermann, Old National Bank Chief Talent Development Officer; Brian Williams, Co-Managing Partner of Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn; Youth First President & CEO Parri O. Black and Founder Dr. William Wooten, as well as friends and family of Arens.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

DOH! HOW ‘DUMB’ NEW GOVERNMENT RULES WILL DRIVE YACHTS AWAY FROM CO DONEGAL

first_imgTHE Government minister Simon Coveney has been accused of using the “maths of Bart Simpson” in massively increasing charges for yachts to berth in Co Donegal – a move which could drive tourists away.Under proposed new laws, yachts hoping to stop off in Killybegs will face 800% increases in fees.And local business leaders have told donegaldaily.com the move is “absolutely crazy.” Under old rules set in 2003, yacht owners paid a levy 30c per tonne for the first seven days in harbour and then increasing fees if a boat stayed for longer.Under new rules proposed by Mr Coveney yacht owners will be charged €250 per metre in annual fees.They will also face charges for fresh water and electricity.It means a 10-metre yacht will face an annual bill of €2,500 instead of €300 – plus all the extra charges. There is anger in Killybegs and the country’s five other Government-owned ports at the charges.“Coveney is like Bart Simpson at the blackboard,” said one local businessman. “He hasn’t got a clue.“This may look as if he’s taxing the rich in some way but what he will do is send every yacht owner to the North and away from Co Donegal.“To add insult to injury, Mr Coveney is giving people just 21 days to lodge an objection – not exactly consultative.”Marine Federation chairman David O’Brien said that for every euro spent on a berth in a harbour, €10 was normally spent by yacht owners and crew in local shops and restaurants. “That’s a good tourism dividend for coastal towns, and the IMF would not like to see anything damage that,” he said.DOH! HOW ‘DUMB’ NEW GOVERNMENT RULES WILL DRIVE YACHTS AWAY FROM CO DONEGAL was last modified: April 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DOH! HOW ‘DUMB’ NEW GOVERNMENT RULES WILL DRIVE YACHTS AWAY FROM CO DONEGALlast_img read more