Norwich Firm to Assist Governments and Non-Profits

first_imgJB PHILLIPS CONSULTING, LLC, a Vermont-based public finance advisory firm, has been established to serve the capital needs of smaller government and non-profit entities in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.As municipalities, school districts, and non-profits (including hospitals, independent schools and museums) assess the need for improvements, renovations and building projects, alternative funding sources may be considered to avoid deferring facility upgrades.Judy Phillips, Norwich, the firms founder and Principal, is an experienced public finance professional, with over 20 years experience in both the public (NYC government) and private (JP Morgan, Bankers Trust and Merrill Lynch) sectors. She can assist non-profit issuers with their capital plans, through preparation of tax-exempt issues for project financing and as an advisor for investor relations.For additional information about the firm, check the web site: is external), or call Judy Phillips at (802) 649-2389.###last_img read more

Businesses in Depok suffering under curfews, mayor mulls tweaking policy

first_imgMost of the businesses’ customers are workers, who regularly spend their money on food and other things after they finish work.“Employees usually return from their work at around 6 p.m., and they often visit the malls to have dinner, to have some coffee, or to shop, but [because of the curfew] they’re going straight home,” Sutikno said on Tuesday, adding that after 6 p.m. was the perfect time for businesses to operate.He said he was relieved to hear about the mayor’s plan to tweak the curfews.As of Wednesday, Depok had recorded 856 active cases of COVID-19. (dpk)Topics : Two weeks after Depok, West Java, imposed curfews to counter the rising number of cases of COVID-19, the city has seen businesses beginning to close down.The Indonesia Department Store Association (APBI) has reported that roughly 40 percent of total merchants in the city have been forced to stop their operations because of the curfews.In a quick response, Depok Mayor Mohammad Idris said he was mulling the idea of tweaking the curfews. “We will probably change the curfews since we are concerned about the economic recovery issue,” Idris said on Tuesday as quoted by “We can push back the curfew for outdoor activity to 9 p.m., and 8 p.m. for businesses. We will be strict on these possible updated policies.”On Sept. 1, the Depok mayor announced that public places, such as restaurants, malls and supermarkets, were only allowed to operate until 6 p.m., while courier services are allowed to operate until 9 p.m. Residents are prohibited from conducting activities outside of their homes after 8 p.m.Read also: COVID-19 office clusters outside Depok create family clusters in the city: OfficialHowever, Depok APBI chairman Sutikno Pariyoto said the curfews had hit businesses, most of which operated at night, with significant revenue losses in the two weeks since the policy had come into effect.last_img read more