WHITESBORO, Texas – October 14, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

Holiday Auto Group owner Matt Johnson has vowed to give back to the communities which support his businesses. Recently, he decided to ask the local communities to nominate someone they knew that had experienced an exceptionally hard year in a contest he called “You Deserve A Holiday” car giveaway. After reading stacks of local stories submitted by nominations, both heartbreaking and heartwarming, choosing the winner was not an easy task.

While the requests for nominations indicated there will be one lucky winner chosen, Holiday had so many deserving nominations they decided to give away two.

“I felt like there are so many people who have had even worse situations this year and they don’t get any attention because everybody is going through hard times. A new car won’t change what they are going through, but it’s one small thing we

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Brady Deaton, business developer at Paul David Restoration in Tulsa (left), and McKenzie Dildy, director of development for Arubah Community Clinic in Collinsville, met at the Owasso Chamber of Commerce’s Business Over Breakfast Tuesday morning. ART HADDAWAY/Owasso Reporter


Brady Deaton and McKenzie Dildy may live in different parts of Tulsa County, but they have Owasso to thank for their newfound friendship.

Deaton, business developer at Paul David Restoration in Tulsa, and Dildy, director of development for Arubah Community Clinic in Collinsville, met at the Owasso Chamber of Commerce’s Business Over Breakfast Tuesday morning.

The two were among over a dozen local business leaders to convene at Prosperity Bank off of 96th Street as part of the bimonthly event, with Tuesday serving as the Chamber’s first gathering since March due to COVID-19.

It was also Deaton’s and Dildy’s first time attending a Business Over Breakfast in Owasso, which gave them an

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COVID-19 didn’t do a new Mid-Michigan bakery any favors when they were trying to open up earlier this year.

“I love Flint, I grew up here, and went to school here. So, it means everything that the Flint community wants another bakery to stick around,” said We’reDough owner Jessica McGuire.

Jessica said after slumping sales over the past few months she was ready to close up, just months after opening. But not before she took to social media.

“In September we didn’t break even. And October was showing up to be worse than September was. And then I made the post and just overnight it went crazy. Now it’s at 235,000 people have seen the post. So, it went a little bit viral.”

We’reDough is a specialty cookie shop that sells edible cookie dough, cookies and ice cream. Sounds pretty good, right?

So, when people saw the post Jessica made

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Soup’s on.

A truck driver in Idaho called up the Boise Police Department on Sunday morning with an odd request: He had an extra shipment of soup in his trailer, and he needed to get rid of it.

Police say the trucker, whom they identified only as Don, had attempted to drop the soup off at a local business but was unable to do so due to a “mix-up.” Since he needed the space in his truck, he got permission from his bosses to donate the Progresso Chicken Pot Pie soups — which amounted to thousands of cans — to a nonprofit organization serving the needs of Boise’s homeless population, CBS2 reported.

The trucker, named Don,

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QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A website is being accused of selling fake gift certificates to Warren County businesses.

Owner of Body Relief and Spa, David Dawkins, said he was surprised to find his business listed on the website Giftbar.com. The website offers gift certificates for businesses which people can purchase.

Dawkins said he has no partnership with the company and was only alerted to the matter after a customer attempted to use a gift certificate for $100 they bought, which is not valid at the business.

“It made it look like a legitimate exchange from our desk staff,” Dawkins said.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by Dawkins. Sheriff Jim LaFarr reached out to the contact listed on the website on Sunday. The sheriff said his call went to voicemail.

LaFarr said they receive numerous calls on scams every month and believed to possibly be another scheme as well.

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VALDOSTA – National Small Business Week observances were held recently after being put on hold in May due to COVID-19. 

“The prolonged wait made it even sweeter to recognize our local, small businesses that are the backbone of the community,” according to a statement from the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.

The Valdosta-Lowndes chamber participated in the week Sept. 22-24.

“It is more important now than ever to support small business in any way we can,” said Betty Morgan, chamber vice president for business development. “We wanted to create an easy way to show the community how they could get involved and make a difference.”

The chamber pushed one initiative each day of the celebration to promote small business support: purchasing gift cards, social media recognition and paying it forward.

Chamber representatives popped in various businesses to learn about gift card availability and take photos. Businesses were invited to submit

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Woodward said during his discussions with Trump, Trump consistently emphasized that Biden is impaired and has slowed down. Woodward agreed, in part.

 “He has slowed down a little bit. He’s hesitant on some things,” Woodward said. Conversely, “Trump just goes right to the throat.”

When asked about similarities and differences between President Richard Nixon and Trump and the impeachment proceedings earlier in the year, Woodward was unequivocal: “Nixon was a criminal and a proven criminal. No one has pinned a crime on Trump.”

A big difference, Woodward said, was the component of premeditation.

“A crime, as we know, required premeditation almost always. Particularly political crimes, you have to plot. Trump doesn’t plot. He doesn’t premeditate. It’s all the impulse,” he said.

When Robert Mueller began his special investigation, Woodward said he was pretty confident there would be no smoking gun because “Trump doesn’t think or act that way.”

When it

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EO Charleston

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EO Charleston, the area’s local chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global business network for entrepreneurs, is offering a virtual presentation to all local business owners on Wed., October 14 at noon. The in-depth and interactive workshop will be presented by Colleen McKenna, a national LinkedIn consulting, coaching and training expert who has been engaged by more than 600 companies to increase their presence, revenue and hiring opportunities.

This session will challenge business owners to think differently about their personal brand, network and engagement on LinkedIn. Entrepreneurs will gain clarity, insight, and actionable next steps including how to elevate their presence, generate referrals and new business opportunities.

“Colleen and her team will provide attendees with concrete results right out of the gate,” said Matt Sullivan, EO Charleston’s learning chair. “Based on feedback from other EO chapters, this webinar will open our eyes to how much traction a

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If we had a progressive tax system (one that imposes a lower tax rate on lower-income earners), everyone would have excellent health care, good housing, good food, an education beyond high school – regardless of ability to pay. Every child would have the same education with equal educational support systems – regardless of ZIP code. Small local businesses would be subsidized to meet regulations, protect the environment, provide good salaries and compete with corporate giants.

Have you ever met a small-business owner, whether restaurant, retail, sawmill, farm or manufacturer, who doesn’t want to offer good wages? We’d all benefit by making sure every person can live a good life. People with special skills, incredible brains and innovative ideas could realize their potential instead of spending a lifetime just trying to meet basic needs.

This is a rich country with dumb ideas about how to invest our wealth. We are rich

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