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Tips for a Green and Clean Work Environment


In the past, products that thoroughly cleaned and sanitized were often considered effective and not given a lot of extra thought. But today we know better. We know that cleaning products can contain chemicals that are harmful not only to the environment, but to humans. There are more ‘green’ options available than ever before, and […]

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The Nonskier’s Guide to Ski Towns: Recreation Round-Up


The Nonskier’s Guide to Ski Towns. Friends and family are clamoring to hit the slopes. You, on the other hand, are not. What’s a nonskier to do? Happily, there are plenty of destinations with compelling trails for skiers and other pleasures — soaking in hot springs, snowshoeing, sleigh riding, bowling, gambling, shopping, ghost tours, yoga, […]

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The Health-Cost Slowdown Isn’t Just About the Economy: Healthcare Round-Up


The Health-Cost Slowdown Isn’t Just About the Economy. It’s one of the most important economic questions today: Is the snail-like growth of health costs over the last several years a real trend, or is it merely a temporary part of the Great Recession’s aftermath? The data experts who compile the government’s official numbers on health […]

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How Restaurants Can Engage Millennials


Millennials. There isn’t a week that goes by without another study released that dissects how this generation thinks, acts and socializes. As confident, optimistic multitaskers, this group of 77 million consumers in the United States and more than 9 million in Canada was raised with technology, and 53 percent would rather give up their sense […]

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Reinventing Win-Win-Win Business Relationships: Office Round-Up


Reinventing Win-Win-Win Business Relationships. Life is all about relationships, right? In our personal lives we put high value on the people who we’re closest to — our spouses or life partners, children, extended family and close friends. So, are we looking at our professional relationships we have with our clients, suppliers, vendors and prospects in […]

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Maintaining Top Performance When it Counts: Advice from Venturini Motorsports


As a former NASCAR driver and two-time ARCA Racing Series Champion, Bill Venturini knows a lot about operating at peak performance. Now, as CEO of Venturini Motorsports (VMS), a premier NASCAR Driver Development Program, Bill maintains key practices that help his whole team run efficiently and effectively. At AAPEX/SEMA, an automotive specialty products trade event, […]

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Controlling Restaurant Food Costs: Foodservice Round-Up


Controlling Restaurant Food Costs. A short while ago we had a customer recover $12,000 in accidental vendor overcharges… on ketchup. As you can imagine, our customer, a large quick serve concept, was incredulous. The most exciting part of this revelation was that ketchup was only one of the hundreds of items in their vendor order […]

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How Businesses are Making the Most Out of the Holiday Shopping Season


Make or break it. That’s the reality retailers face during the last two months of the year. Competition is stiff, shopping traditions are changing and bargain hunters are guarding their wallets. If predictions ring true, more than $616 billion in retail sales is on the line this holiday season. The forecast is favorable – the […]

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