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[ 0 ] Jul. 19, 2012

Interactive Screens In Restaurants

A growing number of restaurants including  Chili’s Grill & Bar,  Applebee’s, and Chevys Fresh Mex are using or testing small, interactive computer screens at the table. Diners can see glossy pictures of food, order menu items, and pay a check without a waiter. Some of the devices also offer videogames, often for a fee, movie […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 18, 2012

Days Inn Gets Facelift For Franchisees

Days Inn, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, announced the launch of the first prototype of its 42-year-history, giving its franchisees a consistent and modern roadmap for construction. With over 1,600 properties in the United States alone, Days Inn created the prototype as a “kit of parts” offering franchisees a uniform model to reference whether […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 18, 2012

Better Times Ahead For Lumber Industry

After a sharp decline in global demand for lumber in 2008 and 2009 as a result of the global recession, global trade of softwood lumber increased an estimated 25 percent over the past two years. In 2011, trade reached just over 90 million m3, which is still substantially below “pre-financial crises” levels. China, Japan, Spain […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 17, 2012

White Pages Has An App

Finding everything nearby — neighbors, U.S. households or local businesses  — is now possible with the latest release of WhitePages’  iPhone and iPad app. Announcing a major upgrade with new Nearby People, Nearby Stores and Reverse Address features, WhitePages has released a new iOS app that transforms the traditional concepts of people and business search […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 17, 2012

Peoria Farmers Market at Metro Centre Celebrates 35 Years

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Peoria Farmer’s Market is at the Metro Centre. The Peoria Farmer’s Market opens at 8:00 a.m. and runs until the fresh produce is sold out usually by early afternoon, 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday. Shoppers will find locally-grown fruits and vegetables, farm fresh products, pastas and the largest […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 16, 2012

Survey Finds Small Biz Driving Growth With Social Media

Small businesses are increasing their use of the Internet and social media platforms to connect with customers and grow their businesses, according to a recent Citibank survey. Sixty-five percent of the 749 small business owners surveyed across the United States cited increasing marketing activities as a key step in growing their business. While the overwhelming […]

[ 1 ] Jul. 16, 2012

Financial Advisors Can Boost Biz By Helping Entrepreneurs

Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, announced the release of Building a Business with Business Owners, a new guidebook that focuses on how  financial advisors can meet the increasingly specialized personal and business needs of entrepreneurs.  Because business owners’ personal and professional lives are so strongly intertwined, Pershing concludes, advisors have a tremendous opportunity to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 16, 2012

The Lemonhead Movement & Youth Entrepreneurship

Every year over 1,400 small business-owners connect to exchange ideas, strategies and inspiration.  This is facilitated with the help of some of the most successful business consultants in the country, through the America’s Small Business Development Center’s Annual Conference. This year, the Annual ASBDC Conference will be held in New Orleans, La. from Sept. 11-14, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 16, 2012

Trade Brooklyn & Cyclones Present Networking At The Ballpark

Trade Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Cyclones present Brooklyn Networking at the Ballpark, a VIP Business Networking Reception on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Immediately following the Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Hudson Valley Renegades baseball game will begin.  The pre-game networking event, created by the Cardinal Trade Group (CTG), will be a forum […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 13, 2012

Made In The USA: L.L. Bean Boots

These mainstays are made in Brunswick and Lewiston, Maine. Leon Leonwood Bean (November 13, 1872 – February 5, 1967) founded the company. He was an author, an inventor and an outdoorsman.

[ 0 ] Jul. 12, 2012

A Walk Around The Block

Getting out of your home office or facility can do wonders for your brain. Often, all you need is a five minute break to get back on track, recharge your creativity or de-stress from a project. Don’t be so hard on yourself. It is common to get stuck when you are running every aspect of […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 12, 2012

Company Puts QR Code On Cell Phone Skin

Anyone who has ever been caught without a brochure or business card while speaking with a prospective client has a new tool to ensure they always have their information handy. Android Shields has developed a way to place a company’s QR (quick response) code onto a custom-made protective cell phone skin. Prospective clients can use […]

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