Small Business

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 5.7% in August

Index Up 5.9% from August 2015 Arlington, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 5.7% in August, following a 2.1% decline during July. In August, the index equaled 141.8 (2000=100), up from 134.2 in July. The all-time high was 144 in February. Compared with August 2015, the SA index rose 5.9%, the largest year-over-year gain since May also 5.9%. In July, the year-over-year increase was 0.2%. Year-to-date, compared with the same period in 2015, tonnage was up 3.5%. The not seasonally adjusted index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by the…

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OSHA Final Rule to Improve Workplace Injury and Illness Tracking

Announced by the OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Effective January 1, 2017, OSHA to Require Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records by Large and High Risk Employers Dublin, CA, September 09, 2016 The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern California, has announced a new final rule that revises OSHA’s requirements for recording and submitting records of workplace injuries and illnesses. Effective January 1, 2017, OSHA will require certain employers to electronically submit the injury and illness information they are already required…


WTA Rising Star Belinda Bencic Joins Maui Jim’s Team Of Ambassadors

MAUI, Hawaii, Sept. 6, 2016 — Maui Jim, Inc.®, the company whose premium polarized sunglasses let you see the world in clear, spectacular colors, introduces rising tennis star, Belinda Bencic, as its newest brand ambassador. Belinda joins a talented group of professional athletes to represent Maui Jim, including Martina Hingis, Garbiñe Muguruza, David Ferrer, Ernie Els, and Miguel Ángel Jiménez. At the early age of 2 ½ years old, Bencic first picked up a racket while playing with her father in Switzerland. Her passion for the sport was ignited at the age of 4 when she began training at the Melanie…


Pine Gate Renewables Announces $20 MM Investment

Charlotte, N.C. September 01, 2016 Pine Gate Renewables, LLC, a leading solar project developer, today announced $20 million in new project financing from investment affiliates of New Energy Capital Partners. This funding will enable Pine Gate Renewables to develop, build, and bring online a projected 200 MW of solar power in projects in North Carolina, South Carolina and Oregon. President Zoë Gamble Hanes says “Pine Gate Renewables’ partnership with New Energy Capital positions us for development growth in key markets and enables our transition to financing, owning and operating solar assets.” New Energy Capital’s financing is consistent with other changes…


Simplifying The Struggle: The Simple Grocer Brings Whole30 And Paleo

Simplifying The Struggle: The Simple Grocer Brings Whole30 And Paleo Friendly Foods To Your Doorstep HAMILTON, Texas, Aug. 29, 2016 — The Simple Grocer announces the debut of its new online grocery shopping website. Thesimplegrocer.com will launch offering a range of Whole30 Approved proteins from all natural meat producer Pederson’s Natural Farms. Offering convenience and accessibility to consumers, thesimplegrocer.com has a soft launch date of September 1, 2016. Shoppers will have a variety of products from which to choose ranging from bacon to sausage to ham – all of which are free of added sweeteners and paleo friendly. The Simple…


AppRiver Offering Digital Disaster Preparedness to Businesses

Gulf Breeze, FL – August 26, 2016 — Bad weather can create a perfect storm for business. With Invest 99—predicted to become Tropical Storm Hermine—threatening the Southeastern United States, AppRiver has once again activated its free Digital Disaster Preparedness Service (DDPS). First made available in 2005, DDPS is a service designed to prevent businesses from losing email in the event of a mail server outage. It is offered at no charge to organizations facing imminent natural disasters such as a hurricane or flooding. “With our US headquarters in Northwest Florida, we’re no strangers to nature’s fury,” said Michael Murdoch, CEO…


Donald J. Trump The Real Man Comic Coloring Book

St. Louis, MO May 02, 2016 —- In the continuation of creating products on American true-to-life modern day cultural icons St. Louis based publisher Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. releases factual “unauthorized biography” on Donald J. Trump. The book, The Real Man Donald J. Trump – “Making America Great Again”, is accompanied with a new CD-song “Upgrade America” written and performed by The Color Tones®. The St. Louis four member band has a combined 50+ years of experience in the creation, design and performance of music. For a full version of the song please contact the coloring book company and…


Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Grows Marketing Team

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza is growing its marketing team. CEO Matt Andrew has named Mollie Tregembo as vice president of marketing and Tammy Lucich as senior field marketing manager for the fast-casual pizza franchise. Atlanta, GA April 29, 2016 —- Uncle Maddio’s Pizza is growing its marketing team! CEO Matt Andrew has named Mollie Tregembo as vice president of marketing and Tammy Lucich as senior field marketing manager for the fast-casual pizza franchise. Andrew cited recent minority shareholder investments as the top reason the growing pizza restaurant has been able to provide best practices marketing support for its franchisees. Mollie Tregembo…


Expert Plumbing Service Wins Two Prestigious Awards

New Lenox, Illinois —- April 27, 2016 – Expert Plumbing Service of south suburban New Lenox, IL is proud to announce that they are the recipients of two recent awards celebrating excellence in providing local customers with superior plumbing service. The first is the Pulse of City News Customers Satisfaction Award. This the second straight year they have received this award for having a perfect 5 star rating for customer service. How Do You Achieve 2 Years Of Perfect Customer Satisfaction? “Through the use of cutting-edge technology and continual training of our employees, we have built a reputation as the…


Benefits of Marketing Automation

NEW YORK, April 22, 2016 — Marketing automation has the potential to fuel small business growth and provide these companies the competitive edge they need to compete in a saturated marketplace. Previously touted as a solution for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses that are looking to maximize their dollar and streamline their marketing campaigns can benefit tremendously from what marketing automation has to offer. Here are the top four benefits that small businesses can expect if they adopt marketing automation: Automates lead capture. Marketing automation captures offline and online leads through the use of integrated forms and these leads are…