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$1.7M Adkerson Foundation gift creates online MSU master’s accounting programs, minority fellowships; endows NABA chapter

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STARKVILLE, Miss.—The Richard C. Adkerson Family Foundation addresses two significant issues facing the southeastern United States with a gift to its namesake’s alma mater, Mississippi State University.

The more than $1.7 million gift will strengthen accounting education through accessibility by establishing two online graduate-level degree programs for the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy and bring fellowships to African Americans who enroll full time in the programs. Additionally, the gift endows a student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) for underrepresented undergraduate students to engage with professionals in their soon-to-be career fields of accounting, finance and related business professions.

An online Master of Professional Accountancy program and an online Master of Taxation program will now be part of the land-grant institution’s curriculum for the Adkerson School of Accountancy. Adkerson is the longtime CEO of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), the foremost

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Orlando Secret Service creates new email for small business owners

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Secret Service has created an email address for business owners who feel their companies may have been used in cybercrime to fleece the Small Business Administration.

Special Agent in charge Caroline O’Brien-Buster told News 6 she decided to establish the new email after investigations uncovered millions of dollars in assets obtained by thieves using Florida companies as fronts to steal grants from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The email ORL.CFTF@usss.dhs.gov was established this week as a direct connection to the Secret Service for Small Business owners who believe their companies have been “misrepresented” by thieves.

“We do everything we can to hold these people accountable,” Obrien-Buster told News 6.

News 6 first reported that the Orlando U.S. Secret Service had already recovered more than $2 million in stolen assets earlier this month.

The assets were found in Central Florida bank accounts meant to help small

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Teen creates site to help Asian American businesses

San Diego (KGTV)- Many Asian American business owners continue to struggle during the pandemic. One North County teen is hoping to help by creating a website to support local restaurants.

“I was hearing a lot of stories about Asians in my community experiencing discrimination during the pandemic,” says Kaia Culotta.

The 17-year-old says, coming from a family of small business owners, she wanted to do something to help.

“I realized that there wasn’t an easily accessible, comprehensible list of Asian owned businesses in my community,” says Culotta. “So, I saw a need for that.”

For weeks Culotta learned how to code, through free programs online, to build a website. The “Help Asian Owned Businesses” site has an extensive list of restaurants located around the county.

Culotta says her project sparked the interest of San Diego Council Member Chris Cate. He even shared a video promoting the site on social media.

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Meet Fraser Financial Partners: A Baltimore-Based 401(K) Retirement Plan Advisor That Creates Happy Retirement For Workers

Leading providers of retirement planning solutions, Fraser Financial Partners, continues to garner reviews for their 401(k) plan design and handling plan amendments service

Fraser Financial Partners has shown their prowess in providing a wide range of financial planning and wealth creation solutions to clients. One of the products that have helped increase the company popularity and acceptance in recent times is their 401(k) plan design and handling plan amendments service. The service is designed in line with the company goal of helping individuals and businesses to set up retirement plans that grow wealth and ensure every client gets the best possible returns on investments.

One of the biggest fears of workers is life after retirement, as many dread that the regular salary income earned as an active member of the labor market would come to an end. Consequently, products such as the 401(k) plan have been set up to help

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Chester City creates another plan to revitalize its waterfront after decades of financial stress

Economically depressed Chester City has approved yet another plan to revitalize its waterfront — an ambitious rework that could take as long as 15 years.



a store inside of a machine: Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack opened in Chester in 2007. It's one of the largest employers in the city.


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Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack opened in Chester in 2007. It’s one of the largest employers in the city.

“Chester is a tight-knit community full of character and heart,” Tom Shoemaker, president of the Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County (RADC), the group heading the master plan, said in a statement this week. “This plan outlines the strategy to safely connect the riverfront to the city and provide new opportunities for growth and development.”

The plan, based on input from city officials, businesses and residents, aims to improve how people get to Chester and navigate the city by allowing greater access to cyclists, pedestrians, and public transit.

Eventually, the RADC said, it expects to construct a marina, park, and multifamily

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QC Minority Expo creates space for small, online businesses to get more exposure in-person

A local non-profit is making sure small, online businesses get exposure and new customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, by renting out a space in NorthPark Mall. There, business owners can set up booths at an affordable price to sell their products and meet new clients. 

QC Minority Expo creates space for small, online businesses to get more exposure in-person

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“This gives people the opportunity to walk up, see their merchandise and buy it today,” Camille Hodges says.

Camille and Dwayne Hodges started the Quad Cities Minority Expo about four years ago, and they’ve held similar events outdoors before, but now the storefront can allow businesses to reach new people. 

“It’s identifiable. NorthParkMall has been here forever and it’s one of those places that everyone knows,” Dwayne says. “When

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Online business creates songs made to order

NATIONAL (CBS) When Kate moved to Music City to pursue her dream, she didn’t expect to be creating custom songs at home. “It’s definitely different from what first grade me what thinking when I picked up a guitar and was like ‘I’m going to be Hanna Montana,’ but it’s still pretty fun,” said Kate.

She’s about to graduate from Belmont University as a songwriter and it’s a tough time for people in the music industry since COVID-19 has disrupted their livelihood. That’s why some artists are making personalized songs to pay the bills.

“Well Songlourious has been my saving grace, I haven’t had to do Uber or any other app like that, I get to do one which is my favorite thing which is songwriting,” said Kate.

Her

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Iberdrola creates renewable hydrogen business unit

Iberdrola chairman Ignacio Galán (pictured) is calling for more investments in forward-looking industries. Image: Iberdrola.

Iberdrola chairman Ignacio Galán (pictured) is calling for more investments in forward-looking industries. Image: Iberdrola.

Iberdrola has ramped up its commitment to green hydrogen through the formation of a new business unit focused on the technology.

The Spanish utility will use 100% renewable electricity in the electrolysis process, as it responds to the electrification and decarbonisation needs of sectors such as industry or heavy transport.

The announcement was made at the New York Climate Week by Iberdrola chairman Ignacio Galán, who called for further investments in forward-looking industries to help economies overcome the ongoing global economic crisis. “The recovery plans announced in Europe and the rest of the world have two clear priorities: the ‘green deal’ and digitalisation. But we have to accelerate them,” he said.

Creation of the new unit comes two months after Iberdrola revealed plans to develop a solar-storage-hydrogen facility in central Spain, which it describes as

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State creates myconneCT to help business owners navigate tax filing

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — State officials say myconneCT, a new online tool new from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, is supposed to be user friendly. They said business owners can file their taxes with just a few taps on their phones or personal computers.

The Thomas Hooker Brewery in Hartford was part of a focus group to see how the new platform should be built.

Acting Department of Revenue Services (DRS) John Biello said, “To the business community, I’d like to say ‘we heard you!’”

State officials said the current system businesses use to file taxes is old and clunky.

This upgrade will help in more ways than one. DRS commissioner said efficiency, managing accounts and registering a new business will all be easier with this online platform.

The governor said FAST Enterprises is the vendor who helped build the platform.

Biello said 7,000 business tax returns have been

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How Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Creates A New Generation Of Tech Champions


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Throughout the COVID-19 pan- demic, the government of Saudi Arabia, like any other government around the world, has had to move quickly and substantively with its stimulus packages for businesses to get through this crisis. However, in addition to that, the government of Saudi Arabia has not allowed the crisis to pause or slow down its ongoing and ambitious plans for boosting the Kingdom’s economy. According to Dr. Ahmed H. Altheneyan, Deputy Minister for Digital Capacities for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s ambitious social transformation projects are aimed at driving diversification across its economy, “with the government today acting as more of an enabler and facilitator through its policies and regulations, as well as funding.”

He explains

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