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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Logistics executive Bleu Hilburn is returning to Crowley Solutions as vice president of business development for all government services. In this role, Hilburn will develop strategies to build a customer pipeline, qualify opportunities, and manage all aspects of marketing, bid and capture management to drive growth and build deep relationships with government customers for Solutions.

Hilburn, a 2015 Thomas Crowley Award winner, the company’s highest honor for employees, will start Aug. 31 and report to Shiju Zacharia, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Solutions.

Hilburn played a leading role in Crowley’s successful bid to land the U.S. Transportation Command’s Defense Freight Transportation Services (DFTS) contract in 2016-17. In addition, he helped lead Crowley’s government response to the 2017 hurricanes, including relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico resulting from Hurricane Maria.

In advancing to leadership roles, including vice president at

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The state has teamed up with a Brooklyn venture capital firm to spur development of new milk products that will support dairy farms statewide, officials said.

The state Department of Agriculture and Markets, New York Dairy Promotion Order Advisory Board and VentureFuel Inc. have started a competition, MilkLaunch, to encourage businesses, entrepreneurs, farmers and others to invent products that contain at least 50% fluid milk.

The contest comes as milk consumption continues to fall nationwide.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports fluid milk use has dropped 40% since 1975 as consumers turn to alternatives, such as soy milk and almond milk. The rise of milk alternatives were cited by Borden Dairy Co. in Dallas as one of the reasons for its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing earlier this year. 

The MilkLaunch contest includes more than $250,000 worth of prizes, including laboratory time, marketing assistance and support from food scientists at Cornell

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For those who supply capital, the interest-rate nightmare continues and shows little sign of abating any time soon. These are great times if you’re borrowing, but it you want or need seeking investment/saving income, may be as bad as it gets. The only thing worse would be dividend reductions: Oh wait, given continuing uncertainties on the economic front (covid-19, an aging business cycle, brass-knuckle politics), that, too, is an ongoing concern. Investing smarts can’t cancel this, but there’s a lot you can do to make the best of it.

Step One — Manage Expectations

As one who started in security analysis when the bank prime rate was around 20% and even rates in that range weren’t good enough to induce savers to buy CDs (banks also gave free gifts such as toasters or even color TVs), I never thought I’d

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Aug. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — People’s United Bank, N.A. a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), today announced the formation of a Business Transformation Office (BTO), a specialized team focused on digitization, process optimization, automation and Fintech partnerships, in addition to supporting product strategy and management for the Bank.

The BTO will formalize People’s United’s approach to defining a repeatable process to provide unique, value-added, digitally driven products and services across business lines that take into account customer expectations for individualized journeys, simple solutions, and innovative ideas.

“The digital age of banking that has emerged over the past decade has changed the way people interact and do business on a day-to-day basis, and technological advancements are influencing the future of banking,” said Jack Barnes, CEO, People’s United Bank. “As we continue to evolve our service model, the BTO will ensure we remain focused on

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John Knotts | President and Owner of Crosscutter Enterprises — Your Success Incubator.

The right time to hire a chief operating officer (COO) is just before trouble appears in your company. The reality is that most businesses realize they need a COO too late.

Signs that you need a COO:

• You are spending too much time working in your business and not on your business.

• You are feeling constantly overwhelmed and struggling daily in your company.

• You know you need to strengthen and solidify your leadership team.

• Your company needs to grow significantly in scale operations.

A COO — especially your first one — should come from outside your company. Insiders are typically part of the problems you are facing. They seldom have the required knowledge, skills or experience to make the leap.

The COO Position

A COO is quite different than any other employee

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If you think that the worst of 2020 is over, think again.

Protests are still happening all over the country in tandem with COVIS-19 outbreaks, but that’s not the only thing to be worried about. Experts say that we could relapse into another full episode as late as 2021. This is not the only scenario that could negatively affect your business.

The truth is that 2020 has changed the way we do business for good. If you want to protect what you have built and what you will build, you must change with it. Here are some helpful tips from The Hartford to ensure that you can weather the storm.

Civil Unrest Insurance

The first step in protecting your business is making sure that you can maintain solvency during any civil unrest. You need to prepare for a prolonged battle with traditional business processes — yours and those of your

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After many sleepless nights, Christie Trimmer came up with a solution.

a bedroom with a stuffed animal: A student desk and reading nook is part of a classroom set up at Communities First Association Management, Apollo Beach, Friday, August 21, 2020. The company will have an office for employees' children to do e-learning and be supervised by a University of South Florida student.

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A student desk and reading nook is part of a classroom set up at Communities First Association Management, Apollo Beach, Friday, August 21, 2020. The company will have an office for employees’ children to do e-learning and be supervised by a University of South Florida student.

The co-owner of Communities First Association Management worried how the parents in her company would fare as kids headed back to school. Her 10-year-old daughter is doing online classes and she wanted to be prepared in case some of her employees’ kids get sent back home to do e-learning.

So, Trimmer decided to dedicate office space for employees’ young kids with a tutor who is a University of South Florida student. Two kids are signed up to use the room so far, and the company is limiting

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Business Insider is proud to announce that Nouriel Roubini will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.

While Roubini’s ideas and opinions can prove divisive, one thing everyone can agree on is that they all want to know his opinions.

In 2006, Roubini spoke in an address to the International Monetary Fund: he warned of an impending recession. His predictions came to fruition in 2008, with the housing bubble bursting and plunging the world into a global financial crisis. His prediction led him to become considered one of the world’s most influential thinkers, in 2009.

Born in 1958 to an Iranian-Jewish family in Istanbul, Roubini moved to Italy with his family in 1962. He studied economics at the Bocconi University in Milan, going on to receive his doctorate at Harvard.

Roubini specialized in macroeconomics and international economics. Until

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Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough joined the show in Season 14. Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Terry Crews are expected to return, Variety reported.


Gabrielle Union has been in the entertainment industry for more than two decades – but that doesn’t come without some challenges, the multi-hyphenate businesswoman shared at the American Black Film Festival.

The actress opened up about her toughest moments in Hollywood during Sunday’s “Minding Her Business” panel discussion at the virtual 2020 film festival, revealing her exit from “America’s Got Talent” as one of her most difficult business dealings to date.

“Probably the ‘AGT’ of it all was so surprising and so heartbreaking and so frustrating and so unnecessary. That would be probably the hardest part (of my time in the industry),” she said during the discussion, moderated by Raymone Jackson, national diversity officer at Morgan Stanley.

Union, 47, has been vocal about

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“Look at the glass half-full – that is the entrepreneurial spirit,” says co-founder of Qatari start-up Thakaa Technologies

A Qatari entrepreneur has successfully launched his company and has hailed the backing he received from Qatar Science and Technology Park’s highly-acclaimed flagship accelerator programme – XLR8. 
Abdulrahman Saleh Khamis, along with co-founder and Chief Growth Officer, Abdul Ali, set up Thakaa Technologies with a vision to solve the community’s problems through technology; and the drive to seek further support for their idea encouraged Khamis and Ali to participate in Qatar Science and Technology Park’s (QSTP’s) XLR8 programme, which took place from February to April last year.
Khamis was part of the eighth cycle of XLR8 programme which included contestants from season 11 of Qatar Foundation’s (QF’s) hugely popular edutainment TV show Stars of Science – where he was one of the finalists. Khamis went on to co-found, and become the Chief

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