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Kleinfelder Completes Acquisition of Poggemeyer Design Group, a Full-Service Consulting Firm Based in the Midwest and Nevada – Press Release

SAN DIEGO–(Business Wire)–The Kleinfelder Group, Inc., a leading engineering, design, construction management, construction materials inspection and testing, and environmental professional services firm, announced today that it has acquired Poggemeyer Design Group (PDG) and its subsidiaries. The transaction, which closed on October 13, 2020, bolsters Kleinfelder’s existing service offerings and accelerates growth in new geographic areas.

“We are excited to expand our business in the Midwest and strengthen our existing operations in Nevada with the acquisition of PDG,” said Kleinfelder President and CEO Louis Armstrong. “In addition to adding technical expertise to core Kleinfelder services such as design, engineering, and construction management, PDG’s strong reputation and longstanding client relationships will accelerate Kleinfelder’s growth in strategic geographies and position the firm for expansion in new markets.”

Founded in 1968, PDG provides a full suite of design services and disciplines, including engineering (water and wastewater, transportation, civil, structural, forensic, mechanical, and electrical), surveying,

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Opinion | We need a serious conversation on reopening strategies, not arguments based in fantasy

Sadly, the Roosevelt will not be the first hotel to be closed by the pandemic when it shutters at the end of this month. But it will become part of another historic trend, as covid-19 scythes through entire sectors, and not just commercial ones.

Kids are losing out on a year of education, and the biggest losers are the vulnerable ones whose parents can’t step in as substitute teachers. The arts are withering, along with restaurants and hotels and commercial office buildings: New York’s Metropolitan Opera canceled its 2020-21 schedule, and Broadway will remain closed at least through May. Expect other cities to follow suit, and big arts complexes that were already struggling with changing tastes may not recover from the revenue drought.

Many of the businesses that are closing will never come back, and some of the lives that are being upended will probably stay upside down forever. But

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AFB Consulting Joins Forces with Asset Based Consulting to Enhance Organizational Accessibility and Inclusion Services

AFB Consulting Joins Forces with Asset Based Consulting to Enhance Organizational Accessibility and Inclusion Services

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AFB Consulting, the consulting arm of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), and Asset Based Consulting, a leader in building capacity for disability inclusion programs, today jointly announced a partnership that will benefit both organizations’ clients. The partnership seeks to enhance both organizational disability inclusion initiatives as well as accessibility and digital inclusion measures. 

Now more than ever, businesses and organizations are working to improve their diversity and inclusion programs– areas in which both AFB Consulting and Asset Based Consulting excel. Through this partnership, clients will be able to leverage expertise from both organizations to create a robustly inclusive work environment for all employees by combining organizational and cultural disability diversity training services of Asset Based Consulting with expert digital accessibility

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A Tax Reduction Specialist Based in Cary NC, JRL Premier Wealth Planning Relaunches Their Tax Reduction Division With Proven And Tested Strategies

Leading financial services providers, JRL Premier Wealth Planning, announces the relaunch of their tax solutions division, Tax Reduction Concierge to help successful business owners reduce their taxes

JRL Premier Wealth Planning is relaunching their tax reduction division with proven and tested strategies with the continuity of helping successful business owners reduce their taxes. The reintroduced Tax Reduction Concierge will ensure that clients get to enjoy the expertise of a tax reduction specialist San Diego to handle their tax matters.

Tax management remains one of the biggest challenges faced by different categories of businesses across several industries as well as owners of such businesses. Consequently, businesses seek the services of the best hands they can afford to ensure that they are in the good books of tax authorities. Unfortunately, getting the right expertise to ensure effective tax reduction without falling on the wrong side of the law can be daunting, which

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Walmart is overhauling 200 stores based on airport-inspired theme

  • Walmart is redesigning 200 supercenters across the country, with an eye toward combining shoppers’ digital and in-store experiences.
  • The newly-refurbished stores will feature bolder signage to reflect and encourage app usage, more self-checkout kiosks, and separate sections for toys, electronics, and baby products.
  • “We’ve tried to think through how we help customers discover and get inspiration online and reflect that in terms of a completely new store look and feel,” Walmart Chief Customer Officer Janey Whiteside told Business Insider.
  • The remodeling project will expand to 1,000 stores by the end of 2021.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Walmart will remodel 200 of its Supercenters by the end of 2020 to encourage a more “digitally-enabled shopping experience” featuring bolder signage, contactless checkout, and airport-inspired crowd management techniques, according to the company’s Chief Customer Officer Janey Whiteside.

The retail giant’s remodeling project will expand to 1,000 stores by the end

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New Luxury Watch Market Research Highlights Recovery Path for Businesses from COVID-19 Based on End-Users- Men and Women | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The new Luxury Watch Market Research from Technavio indicates Negative and Inferior growth in the short term as the business impact of COVID-19 spreads.

“One of the primary growth drivers for this market is the product Premiumization and Innovation,” says a senior analyst for Consumer Discretionary at Technavio. The manufacturers are offering watches with advanced capabilities such as the use of robots, hi-tech coatings, and advanced materials such as ceramics and titanium. The demand for Swiss watches is increasing owing to their quality, design, craftsmanship, and technological sophistication. The increase in brand awareness and western influences as well as the inherent need for exclusivity are some of the factors increasing the demand for luxury watches. As the markets recover Technavio expects the luxury watch market size to grow by USD 1.64 billion during the period 2020-2024.

Get detailed insights on the COVID-19 pandemic Crisis and Recovery analysis

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The 25 Best Online Courses of All Time Based on 125,000 Reviews

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The 25 Best Online Courses of All Time Based on 125,000 Reviews

A new list of the best reviewed online classes has just been released.


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Online learning was growing quickly before the pandemic. Now with so many of us stuck at home with time on our hands, interest is booming and providers are responding with new offerings.

There are currently tens of thousands of classes available and more are being added constantly. That’s great but also baffling news for would-be students. With so many options to choose from, how do you sort through which classes are actually worth your time?

One solid approach is to look for classes that are highly reviewed by those who have already taken them. Class Central can help. This week, the online course clearinghouse is releasing a new, updated ranking of the best-rated classes among the 15,000 or so on

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Are You Based In Dedham? Need Coronavirus Relief For Your Small Business?

Grant funding is available

Dedham small business owners are eligible for grants up to $10,000 to redress business losses caused by the pandemic. This federal funding is meant to assist microenterprises owned by Dedham residents. These are grants, not loans.

Who can apply?

Only microenterprises are eligible, meaning:

  1. for-profit business entities,
  2. with 5 employees or fewer, and
  3. owned by one or more of the employees.

The business must be located in Dedham or another participating municipality. (See the list of towns below.)

Eligibility is limited by household income. (See more information online.) Applications from Woman, Minority, Veteran, LGBTQ and Disability-Owned Businesses will receive priority.

Who cannot apply?

Certain businesses are excluded: real estate rental or sales firms, businesses owned by persons under age 18, franchises, liquor stores, firearms dealers, lobbyists, or cannabis-related businesses.

When can I apply?

Start now. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Friday, September 25.


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COVID-19 Recovery Analysis: Online Dating Services Market | Easy Search Criterion Based On Individual Interests to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the online dating services market and it is poised to grow by USD 3.56 bn during 2020-2024, decelerating at a CAGR of almost 9% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will decelerate during the forecast period. Coffee Meets Bagel, eHarmony Inc., EliteMate.com LLC, Happn SAS,

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