Category: business classes

Sridhara Gutti Presented Alabama’s Small Business Person of the Year Award

CEO of Essnova Solutions in Birmingham led company to exponential growth

Sridhara Gutti was recently presented Alabama’s Small Business Person of the Year award by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Gutti is president and CEO of Essnova Solutions, Inc., a Birmingham-based SBA 8(a) and HUBZone certified small business government contractor. The company provides innovative solutions in automation, systems integration, data mining, training, professional and administrative services, and other data services to government agencies and commercial clients. Gutti was notified of the honor in March, but due to COVID-19, was only recently presented the award at a ceremony in Birmingham.

Essnova has had remarkable, triple-digit growth over the past three years, serving dozens of federal agencies including the Air Force, Army, CDC, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, General Services Administration, National Guard, Navy, and NOAA, among others. Gutti credits the SBA’s

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Docket Featured in Launch Class of Zoom ‘Zapps’

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INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 14, 2020–

Docket, an online collaboration platform that helps teams run better meetings, has teamed up with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) to deliver one of the first Zapps (Zoom Apps) as a part of a new integration offering.

At their annual user conference, Zoomtopia, Zoom announced a new library of apps designed to enhance the Zoom meeting experience. Dubbed ‘Zapps,’ these apps will blend other top software platforms and tools with the Zoom desktop meeting client.

“Docket empowers Zoom users to tie meetings together from preparation to follow-through,” said Wei Li, Head of Platform and AI at Zoom. “We want to bring these platforms closer together through our new Zapp to elevate the collaboration experience and bring happiness to our customers.”

The library of Zapps

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Loop Industries Class Action Lawsuit

Kehoe Law Firm, P.C.
Kehoe Law Firm, P.C.

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is investigating potential securities claims on behalf of investors of Loop Industries, Inc. (“Loop” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LOOP) to determine whether the Company engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.

Loop investors who purchased, or otherwise acquired, the Company’s securities between September 24, 2018 and October 12, 2020, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), and suffered significant losses are encouraged to complete Kehoe Law Firm’s Securities Class Action Questionnaire or contact Kevin Cauley, Director, Business Development, (215) 792-6676, Ext. 802, [email protected], [email protected], to discuss the securities investigation or potential legal claims.

On October 13, 2020, a class action complaint was filed against Loop in United States District Court, Southern District of New York, pursuing claims on behalf of Loop investors under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz Files Securities Fraud Lawsuit Against LOOP Industries, Inc.

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 14, 2020–

The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York captioned Tremblay v. Loop Industries, Inc., et al., (Case No. 1:20-cv-08538) on behalf of persons and entities that purchased or otherwise acquired Loop Industries, Inc. (“Loop” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LOOP ) securities between September 24, 2018 and October 12, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Plaintiff pursues claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”).

If you are a shareholder who suffered a loss, click here to participate.

Loop is a technology company that purports to own proprietary technology that depolymerizes no- and low-waste PET plastic and polyester fiber. The resulting material is used to create PET resin for food-grade packaging.

On October 13, 2020, Hindenburg

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Zoom is releasing a new tool to let paid users charge for admission to online events like conferences or fitness classes



Eric S. Yuan standing in front of a sign: Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom Video Communications takes part in a bell ringing ceremony at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York Reuters


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Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom Video Communications takes part in a bell ringing ceremony at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York Reuters

  • Zoom is introducing OnZoom, a new way to host events — free and paid — using the popular videoconferencing tool.
  • Zoom has come to be used to host all kinds of events amid the pandemic, from board meetings and conferences to fitness classes and concerts. The new OnZoom platform includes the ability to charge for tickets, as well as a directory of public event listings.
  • Zoom is also launching a new kind of app integration, called a Zapp, that can bring information from productivity tools like Dropbox, Slack, or Asana directly into a video chat.
  • Facebook launched its own features for paid videoconferencing events over the summer.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As the pandemic drags on, Zoom is releasing a

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Pacifica PD has received at least 15 complaints about maskless hot yoga class

On Monday, the outraged Yelp comments and one-star reviews started pouring in for Pacifica Beach Yoga. The reviews all alleged the same thing: that a hot yoga studio in Pacifica was holding indoor classes without masks in violation of COVID-19 health guidelines.

Owner Tommy Antoon confirmed to KRON4 that no masks are worn during his classes, although he noted social distancing is in place and he’s only allowing up to 10 people per class with reservations. Currently, San Mateo County health guidelines allow gyms and fitness studio to operate at 10% capacity, with masks required at all times.

The Pacifica Police Department confirmed to SFGATE that they have received at least 15 complaints about the business, dating all the way back to April 30, 2020, with the most recent being Tuesday, October 13. On May 1, they issued a citation to the owner for a health order violation.

Yet, the

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How to Find the Right Franchisees, According to D1 Training’s COO

As an NCAA Division 1 athlete at the United States Military Academy, Dan Murphy quickly learned the value of a strong team — for success, and for his own sanity: “West Point can be stressful, and the soccer team became my respite.” After graduating and serving in the Army, he was craving that community when he discovered D1 Training, at the time a small gym in Nashville focusing on group training programs and coaching, started by fellow former D1 athlete Will Bartholomew. Murphy jumped at the chance to join the brand, and 15 years later, he is COO of the fast-growing franchise with nearly 50 locations and 150 more in development. That early lesson from his military days still holds true as D1 scales: There’s strength in numbers. 



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Was the plan always to franchise D1?

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Coworking space opens in Bethlehem, with plans to become a ‘business beehive’ and expand to Allentown, Easton

It came to Terry Wallace as an epiphany. On a Sunday about two years ago at his Palmer Township home, Wallace’s daughter Michaella posed a question before his weekly commute to New York City, where he kept an apartment for a job at WeWork.



Local art is on display at Venture X with these Bethlehem stars that were designed by Moravian College's art department students during a tour Oct. 7, 2020, in Bethlehem. In the 13,000-square-foot facility, there are 40 office spaces.


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Local art is on display at Venture X with these Bethlehem stars that were designed by Moravian College’s art department students during a tour Oct. 7, 2020, in Bethlehem. In the 13,000-square-foot facility, there are 40 office spaces.



a living room filled with furniture and a large window: An open space in the common area at Venture X in Bethlehem.


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An open space in the common area at Venture X in Bethlehem.

“Are you going home tonight?” she asked.

Wallace, thinking he was home, realized it was time for a change, after two decades of commuting to New York. So he left WeWork and decided to start his own business — near home, in

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Virgin Australia business class passenger slams 2-minute noodle lunch

A Virgin Australia customer has posted about their in-flight dining experience, after paying $2500 for a business class seat.

The passenger claims they took the photo of the meal they were served, which would cost less than $5 per serve.

Taking to social media, the passenger detailed the offering on board the flight:

“Two course-offering on VA today: Course 1 – Red Wine, Coke no sugar & Snack Bar. Course 2 – fantastic noodles,” the post read.

Followers said the two-minute meal was a “joke” and “appalling”.

“OMG I thought this was a joke but then realised that’s actually on a plane,” wrote one follower.

“That’s appalling. I know it’s ‘first world problems’ but if you are paying for a premium product then you should receive a premium product,” added another.

“Wow, that was my ‘studying for final exams’ meal pack,” wrote another.

The post comes after cabin crew reportedly

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Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Files Securities Fraud Lawsuit Against Loop Industries, Inc.

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 14, 2020–

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (“GPM”) announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York captioned Tremblay v. Loop Industries, Inc., et al., (Case No. 1:20-cv-08538) on behalf of persons and entities that purchased or otherwise acquired Loop Industries, Inc. (“Loop” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LOOP ) securities between September 24, 2018 and October 12, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Plaintiff pursues claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”).

Investors are hereby notified that they have 60 days from the date of this notice to move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff in this action.

If you suffered a loss on your Loop investments or would like to inquire about potentially pursuing claims to recover your loss under the federal

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