REGINA ABEL | SBA loan feeds hunger to renovate
I love comfort foods – meatloaf, soups, omelets – well, most people do. So, when I travel for the Small Business Administration (SBA) I look for cozy cafes to rest, refuel and sample good grub.
Americans falling out of love with shopping malls
Abandoned malls are hot: The Dead Malls Enthusiasts Facebook group boasts almost 14,000 members; a Google search of "dead malls" produces 5.7 million results; and the desolate interiors of these unused retailing meccas keep making cameos in thrillers and horror films.
Cattle at record signals higher beef costs for July 4th grillers
Cattle futures extended a rally to a record as Americans are gearing up to pay the most ever for beef served at barbecues over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Higher airfare, crowded planes likely to linger after summer
Air travelers are paying more to fly in the U.S. this summer on crowded planes as carriers keep capacity tight, conditions passengers will have to get used to beyond the vacation period.
CTC recognized for hiring vets
Warriors returning to the homestead after their tours of duty endure several obstacles on the way to a healthy, beneficial reintegration.
Concurrent Technologies Corp. named "Best for Vets" employer
Warriors returning to the homestead after their tour of duty abroad endure several obstacles on the way to a healthy, beneficial retintegration - perhaps the “key” to their success is employment, said Tom Caulfield, director of Veterans Community Initiatives, Inc.
Concurrent Technologies Corporation was nationally recognized for bringing thousands of returning vets back into the workforce. Armed forces news publication Military Times placed CTC at No. 11 on its annual “Best for Vets: Employers 2014” list, according to an official press release.
Job levels stall in May after rebounding in April
Following a comparatively slow start through the first quarter, the job level locally rebounded in April, rising by 900 to 58,500. However, in a somewhat unexpected move, this positive job change stalled in May, holding the current (unadjusted) job total at the previous month’s level.
DAVID M. MASTOVICH | How do you like your hot dog? Ketchup, mustard and messaging
Americans will eat more than 7 billion hot dogs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 150 million on the Fourth of July holiday alone. If you have one, do you top it with ketchup or mustard?
- Business people 6/29/2014
Get to know your numbers
Anyone who longs for the “good old days” probably doesn’t own a small business. Given the variety of powerful, easy-to-use accounting software products available today, it’s difficult to imagine wanting to keep records and prepare financial statements by hand.
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