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[ 0 ] Oct. 28, 2011

Made In The U.S.A. : Igloo Coolers

If you think nothing is manufactured in the U.S. anymore, think again. There are a wide variety of products that are made in the United States of America. Igloo Coolers are made in Katy, Texas. Igloo makes a wide variety of personal beverage coolers in addition to a custom-made commercial line of products.

[ 0 ] Oct. 27, 2011

NY Entrepreneurs Upbeat About Economy

A majority of New York business owners (75%) see “the glass” as half-full and consider themselves to be optimistic, according to the just-released American Express OPEN® Small Business Monitor, a semi-annual survey now in its tenth year. According to the Monitor, (35%) of New York entrepreneurs say the economy has not adversely affected their companies […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 26, 2011

U of M Startup To Manufacture Biodegradable Shopping Bags

Four students from the University of Arkansas have launched a startup company around technology developed by U of M biochemist Simo Sarkanen, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, that would manufacture biodegradable plastic shopping bags. The founders formed cycleWood Solutions Inc. after creating a business plan around the technology for an entrepreneurship class. “The point […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 25, 2011

Leslie Porterfield & Sir Speedy Sponsorship

Sir Speedy, Inc. is pleased to announce a successful race season for motorcyclist Leslie Porterfield, whom the company sponsored for a second year in 2011. In a series of three speed events, all held at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, Leslie came away with three new records. Two records were set on her production class 1000cc […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 24, 2011

Ads In Sky Over Football Games

“Imagine 50,000 people riveted to an ad with your company’s name or product on it.” Patrick Walsh, president of AirSign, Inc., says that can be a reality for any company, large or small, surprisingly inexpensively. After all, fifty thousand is the average attendance at an NCAA football game. The average attendance at an NFL game […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 24, 2011

The Debit Card Debacle: A Teachable Moment for Family Financiers

By Sharon Lechter What can $5 buy you these days?  In Bank of America’s case, a perfect storm. The backlash that ensued was fast and furious when BOA – the nation’s largest bank – announced the new $5 monthly fee on debit card customers. Whatever your opinions, I’m encouraged by at least one unintended consequence […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 24, 2011

M&T Bank Pledges To Up Lending By $50 Million

At a recent meeting in Cleveland, Ohio with Vice President Joe Biden, Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills and officials from 12 other banks, M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) reaffirmed its commitment to small business owners, pledging to increase lending by $50 million above 2010 levels for each of the next three years. M&T is […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 24, 2011

How Designers Make Money In This Economy

New designers no longer have to wait for a lucky break to make it in the cutthroat fashion industry. New online marketplaces are making it easier for fresh designers to make a name for themselves, and do business online via Sense of Fashion (www.senseofashion.com) which allows a  platform for upcoming, budget-conscious fashion talent to showcase […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 21, 2011

Samuel Adams’ Experienceship Winners

Samuel Adams Founder and Brewer Jim Koch awards recipients of the first-ever Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Experienceship; a mentoring program offered exclusively to craft brewer beneficiaries of Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream. Jim Woods of MateVeza and brewing partners Chris Spinelli and Jon Mervine of Roc Brewing Co. have the opportunity to […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 20, 2011

Pennsylvania Small Biz Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Pennsylvania that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private non-profit organizations that were affected by the apartment building fire in Philadelphia County that occurred on Jan. 10, 2011. “Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 19, 2011

Facebook/NFIB/U.S. Chamber of Commerce Give Boost To Small Biz

Facebook, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced plans to help American small businesses grow and create jobs. The joint effort is designed to help small businesses acquire and retain customers, build a community around their business, and reach new customers among Facebook’s 800 million users. “Small businesses […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 18, 2011

Personal Trainers Use Social Media To Reach Clients

eNewsletters, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, email and more – the tools of the personal training business aren’t just weights, bands and machines anymore. More and more, successful trainers are turning to technology to help them build, maintain and increase business during challenging economic times. In particular, FitNews.tv offers online, mobile marketing that helps trainers organize their […]

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