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Why Do Some Businesses Prosper in Tough Times?

MINNEAPOLIS, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the 2008-2009 stock market collapse, the U.S. business environment has been struggling as small business owners, clawing their way back to recover lost ground, have attempted to grow their businesses. This challenge has been increasingly difficult as the interconnected global economy contracted and forced waves of corresponding reductions in purchase orders, ...

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Chicago Magazine’s August Issue: Best of Chicago 2012

124 winning shops, bars, food, services, and more! CHICAGO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Our crack team of city experts have once again scoured the streets to bring you the absolute best of everything Chicago has to offer. The 14th annual Best of Chicago list includes 124 superlative finds, including Chicago's most delicious dishes, stellar drinking and nightlife, crazy good stuff for kids, health and beau ...

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Complacency: Fights On

We all have fond memories of the Kodak brand of film. They gave us the ability to remember people and places in a physical, captured image that so often gets tucked into wallets, nightstands and cherished picture frames. They weren’t selling film they were selling memories and time machines. So what on God’s green Earth happened to “the Kodak moment”? Picture is Worth a Thousand Words I was reading a articl ...

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IEEW’s 2012 Peace Through Business® Program Culminates with a Dynamic Women’s Economic Summit

Facebook Executive Katie Harbath; Small Business Expert and Author Susan Wilson Solovic; Former White House Staffer Anita Dunn; Zhena's Gypsy Tea Founder Zhena Muzyka; Eklil Hakimi, Afghan ambassador; James Kimonyo, Rwandan Ambassador; and Syndicated Radio Show Host Jim Blasingame are Speakers at the Summit WASHINGTON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's graduating class from the non-profit Institute ...

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Prison Entrepreneurship Program Announces Class 18 Kick-off

Business Executives Encouraged to Attend and Volunteer Their Time and Expertise to Texas' Highly Successful Prison Re-Entry Program HOUSTON, July, 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), a business boot-camp that teaches qualified Texas prisoners real-world business skills so they may become productive members of the business community upon their release from incarceration, today ann ...

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Comerica Bank To Introduce Comerica Convenience Card(SM)

Reloadable Prepaid Card Provides an Alternative to Checking Accounts and Easy Access to Funds thru Comerica ATMs, Card Purchases and Bill Pay DALLAS, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica today announced it will introduce the Comerica Convenience Card(SM) later this summer. The Comerica Convenience Card is a reloadable debit card that provides easy access to funds when purchases are made at Visa merchants ...

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Mobile VPN Market Leader NetMotion Wireless Joins Frost and Sullivan To Discuss Mobility Market Trends

SEATTLE, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Andy Willett, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NetMotion Wireless, will join Frost and Sullivan Research Analyst, Martha Gomez Vazquez, to discuss the latest trends in enterprise and government mobility in an upcoming webinar. Field Technologies Online Editor-in-Chief Sarah Howland will moderate the session. NetMotion Wireless earned the 2011 Global ...

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SunTrust Announced as Presenting Corporate Sponsor for Florida Companies To Watch 2012

ORLANDO, Fla., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Economic Gardening Institute / GrowFL at the University of Central Florida, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation, is thrilled to announce SunTrust Banks, Inc. as the presenting corporate sponsor for Florida Companies to Watch 2012. With its headquarters in Atlanta and substantial operations in Florida, SunTrust Bank is one of the nation's lar ...

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Feet and Inches

Have you ever known someone that always stands waaaaaay to close to you when talking?  OR chooses a chair on the opposite side of the boardroom? We always take these behaviors personally. But why? Like everything, we must first analyze the influencer behind the action.  Learned behaviors dominate our day-to-day lives.  Our culture -in great part- influences our socially accepted personality traits and manne ...

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Focus on Energy Launches New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs for Wisconsin Residents and Businesses

MADISON, Wis., July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced new programs for residents and businesses, adding to its variety of established program offerings for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. "These programs will allow Focus on Energy to deliver cost-effective energy savings and better serv ...

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