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Tinley Park Couple Creates Business Package For COVID-19 Support

TINLEY PARK, IL — Many small and local businesses amid COVID-19 have become victims of the pandemic as well. A Tinley Park couple is trying to help businesses around the area bounce back and grow during these uncertain times.

Geoffrey and Stephanie Pyrzynski created Geoffresh, an online marketing and SEO web design site, designed to help businesses grow online. Geoffrey specializes in technical and mechanical areas, while Stephanie specializes in public relations strategy and design, according to the website. Together, they make a team that can successfully help businesses grow online.

Some packages the couple offer online include:

  • Basic: A $1,000 a month package that includes basic search engine optimization (SEO), up to 10 pages of creation, graphic designs and more.
  • Pro: A $1,000 a month package that includes advanced SEO, active SEO, up to 10 pages of creation, graphic design and more.
  • Executive: A $4,ooo a month package that
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Virtual reality creates a new environment for employee training

The future of learning and development is unfolding in a typical conference room, with potted plants, a coffee machine, and windows overlooking the street below. A manager walks in and takes a seat at the table with colleagues. To hone her inclusive leadership skills, she’s taking part in a hiring committee exercise and is about to be briefed on a recent round of candidate interviews. The manager has a pile of resumes and notes in front of her and is prepared to discuss and ultimately decide whom to hire. When it’s over, she gets up to leave — and removes her virtual reality (VR) headset.

The employee we just described was a manager at PwC, selected from a group of more than 1,600 newly promoted managers in 12 locations across the United States. They were taking part in a study — to our knowledge the largest study of VR’s effectiveness

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New Berlin woman creates artistic cookies

Kristine M. Kierzek, Special to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Published 8:01 a.m. CT Oct. 2, 2020 | Updated 8:21 a.m. CT Oct. 2, 2020



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Fork. Spoon. Life. Kasey Gusho

When Kasey Gusho learned macarons were the top of the list for baking challenges, she set her sights on mastering the recipe. She watched a lot of Instagram and YouTube videos. There were a lot of failures. 

Then she finally got it right, and she wanted even more of a challenge. She began having fun with it, taking her macarons to the next level by creating colorful shapes, characters, logos and designs. 

Now she sells her custom macarons as Kasey’s Confections, creating hand designed and unique desserts to order. 

The New Berlin resident’s creative cookies include unicorns, puppy dogs and birthday themes, even gender reveal options with colored filling inside. Celebrating local

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DVIDS – News – Navy Recruiting Command Creates Region Central

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary S. Eshleman

MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) formally established Region Central Command in a ceremony here Oct 1. This new command is a byproduct of the transformation that is fundamentally changing the recruiting command structure and business model.

”When transformation first started, the idea was to flatten NRC and downsize,” said Rear Adm. Dennis Velez, Commander, Navy Recruiting Command. “It was quickly realized that in order to be as efficient as possible, and to help our commanding officers we needed to not only maintain Region West and Region East, but to move billets around in order to establish Region Central as well. This vision is being realized today.”

During the initial phase of transformation, NRC quickly discovered that Navy Recruiting Districts (NRDs) and Navy Recruiting Talent Acquisition Groups (NTAGs) needed to report to an intermediate regional command, so they

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

Contact: Amy Cagle

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Richard C. Adkerson (Photo submitted)

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 [email protected] 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



It’s part of the Helping Small Businesses Succeed Initiative through the Quad Cities Minority Network. 


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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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