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Project management forum set for April 5

KEENE, N.H. -- The local Project Management Institute chapter, dedicated to advancing project management expertise in the tri-state region, is hosting its 014 Spring Symposium, on Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the NGM Insurance Company, 55 West Street.

The symposium is open to the public. The cost is $50 for PMI members and $75 for non-members, which covers the program, and breakfast and lunch, catered by the Peterborough Diner.

The symposium includes a keynote presentation, "The Effect of Current IT Megatrends on Project Management," by Eric Bloom, a former CIO, and current president and CTO of Manager Mechanics LLC, a company specializing in IT leadership development training and the governing organization for the Information Technology Management and Leadership Professional.

Three other seminars included are "Work Breakdown Structure: Foundation for All Projects," by Lisa Sieverts, PMP, PMP-ACP; "Project Risk Management," by Dave Lester, PMP; and "Managing Multiple Projects with Limited Resources," by Bob Crowley.

For more information and to register, visit

Challenges-in-Project-Management or contact Phil Ailes at 603-903-7051 or

Sunny Lane achieves ‘Four Star’ rating

BROOKLINE -- Vermont’s Step Ahead Recognition System recently awarded Sunny Lane Daycare Center & Preschool with a Four Star rating for instituting practices that demonstrate quality of programming that exceeds the requirements for becoming licensed by the state of Vermont.

Created and led by the Child Development Division of the Vermont Department for Children and Families, the STARS program is Vermont’s quality recognition system for registered home providers, licensed programs including children’s centers and school-based Pre-Kindergarten programs, and school age programs.

"This achievement confirms Sunny Lane Daycare Center & Preschool’s commitment to providing quality early childhood programming" stated Reeva Sullivan Murphy, Deputy Commissioner of the Department for Children and Families.

Programs are recognized for achievements in five areas: Compliance with licensing regulations; qualifications and training of program staff; the program’s connections with families and with the community; the practices of the program and its strategies for improvement; and the strength of the programs operating policies and business practices. Awards for achievements in these areas begin at one star and increase to five stars.

A statewide list of STARS rated providers and other stars information can be found at Additional Information can also be obtained by calling the STARS office at 802-398-2037.


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