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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Small business owners have to juggle a lot of hats, especially amid coronavirus. To help you navigate these challenging times, American Express is moving its Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success online.

The event takes place next Tuesday, October 20 and has over 35 virtual sessions hosted by a variety of speakers including Shaquille O’Neal and executives from Dell, Amazon, Google, Netflix and more. The events aim to support small business owners through networking, resources and tools. Plus it’s completely free to attend, regardless if you’re an Amex card member or not.

If you’re interested in attending the summit, you must register by October 18.

Here’s what to expect from the ninth-annual Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success, plus how a small business credit card can help you manage business expenses.

Amex Virtual Campus Auditorium at Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success.

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Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success

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For more than 60 years, American Express (NYSE: AXP) has been committed to supporting the small business community. American Express is continuing that commitment with a unique virtual experience, bringing resilient entrepreneurs together from coast to coast for “Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success” on October 20, 2020. While the Summit is typically held in-person, this year American Express has built a fully immersive, proprietary Amex Virtual Campus to host the day-long experience for thousands of small businesses. The Summit aims to address small business owners’ needs by providing networking, resources, and tools to help them navigate challenging times and continue on a path towards growth — all at no cost to attendees. The Summit will also host several sessions dedicated to supporting the specific needs of minority-owned businesses.

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The Amex Virtual Campus – Conservatory (Photo: Business Wire)

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The ‘Shark Tank’ investor and Dallas Mavericks owner’s remarks on Megyn Kelly’s podcast have got people talking. Mission accomplished.

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Like many public figures who identify as libertarian-leaning or ostensibly politically independent, Shark Tank investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban often walks a fine line between nuance and contrarianism. Take his recent New York Times Magazine interview with David Marchese, in which he reconciles his social-justice awakening with a mercenary eye on the bottom line.

That same duality was on display during his appearance this week on The Megyn Kelly Show podcast. Kelly dug deep into Cuban’s position on China, which enacted a yearlong ban on broadcasting NBA games that lifted just in time for the concluding two games of this year’s finals between the L.A. Lakers and Miami Heat. 

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business owners and entrepreneurs. The podcast can be heard at episodes.speakpodcasting.com.

Rodriguez grew up in Longview, Washington, and came to the Spokane area to attend Eastern Washington University, where he earned a degree in marketing. He decided to stay in Spokane because he saw its potential, he said.

He graduated in 2018 and though only 24, he’s already launched several businesses. When he was 17, he started a business repairing iPhones. Then came a clothing company that specialized in socks, which failed. He owned his own residential landscaping company and has regularly done digital marketing consulting. He also owned a private property management company that he shut down to devote his time to Speak Studio.

“I’m a serial entrepreneur at heart,” he said.

Rodriguez decided to rent space in downtown Spokane for his newest venture because he wanted to help bring life to the area. “We love being in the

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ORLANDO, Fla. – With no new stimulus package in sight, small business owners are still waiting to learn more about the forgiveness loan application which is part of the Paycheck Protection Program.

“It’s very stressful, it’s very scary to see that ‘Hey, you might need to be liable for that money,’” Owner of Too Much Sauce in Orlando Evan Dimov said about the loan PPP loan he received in April to help him stay afloat during the pandemic shutdown.

The PPP was part of the $350 billion handed to the small business administration as part of the CARES Act. It provided forgivable loans to cover payroll and overhead expenses, intended to keep mom-and-pop shops from folding.

“Right now, I’m just waiting to fill out my forgiveness application,” Greg Granda, owner of Shaker’s American Cafe said. “We don’t really know for sure. But I think it’s just gonna be a simplified

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A group of Austin business owners wanted the community to know that if Prop A passes, property taxes would increase permanently.

AUSTIN, Texas — On the eve of the start of early voting, several long-time Austin business owners spoke out against Proposition A, the ballot measure that would partially fund Project Connect.

They said Capital Metro’s $7.1 billion public transit plan is the wrong plan coming at the wrong time.

For Skeeter Miller, the owner of The County Line and Flyrite Chicken, Prop A’s approval would end up costing him an extra $20,000 a year in property taxes. Miller said that increase would be from The County Line on RM 2222; both Flyrite Chicken locations, one on Burnet Road and one on East Seventh Street; and an office building on East Riverside Drive.

Miller said through creative means, he is making it through the COVID-19 pandemic, though it hasn’t been

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Celene Navarrete first met her business partner Chiara Arroyo at a book fair for their children’s school.

“Chiara is from Spain and I’m from Mexico, and our children go to a bilingual program here in Los Angeles,” said Navarrete.

They both expected to find many books in Spanish at the book fair.

“But that was not the case. And it was very disappointing for us,” she recalls. “So, we decided to take action.”

That is when LA Librería, a Los Angeles bookstore that specializes in imported children’s books from Spanish-speaking nations around the world, was born. Navarrete and Arroyo travel to Latin American countries and Spain to find authentic Spanish-language children’s books. They carefully select books

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SARASOTA, Fla. – October 12, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

CEOs and business owners are turning to low-cost press release distribution with PressRelease.com to announce new ecommerce initiatives to supplement revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The disruption of everyday business has caused a number of organizations to incorporate ecommerce into their existing business model to help earn more business to weather the storm, and PressRelease.com is helping those organizations announce those initiatives on some of the most prominent business networks.

“Finding a way to adapt a business to incorporate ecommerce or online aspects is a challenge that many business owners will need to face if they plan to continue moving forward,” says Erik Rohrmann, COO at PressRelease.com. “It’s enough of a challenge, so when business leaders come up with a plan,

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MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. — More than 40 Madeira Beach businesses are worried they’re going to lose their waterfront property if the city doesn’t step up to help with a major sand blocking and drainage issue, which they say is creating a beach, where there once was water. Now, they are begging the city to fix it.

Business owners along John’s Pass say that over the years, the water running through John’s Pass has continued to deposit sand clear up to the seawall, creating what they say is a dangerous beach area, and eliminating their waterfront property.

“Where I’m standing right now, it should be about maybe 10-12 feet deep,” said Captain Dylan Hubbard, Owner of Hubbard’s Marina.

Dylan Hubbard, Owner of Hubbard's Marina, stand on sand buildup, where there once was several feet of water

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Dylan Hubbard, Owner of Hubbard’s Marina, stand on sand buildup, where there once was several feet of water

But instead, the water around one of Hubbard’s Marina’s boats is ankle deep,

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