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Pekin council schedules public hearing on proposed business district – News – Journal Star

The Pekin City Council unanimously voted to schedule a public hearing regarding a proposed Business Development District during Monday’s meeting.

“Several weeks ago, we had a public hearing on the Business Development District ordinance,” said City Manager Mark Rothert. “There was some discussion to go back and add in a 1% Hotel/Motel Tax to the BDD ordinance. That required us to go back and re-start the public hearing process.”

A public hearing on the BDD ordinance is scheduled for Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m., with another public meeting slated for Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. The council will consider the creation of a BDD at the Nov. 9 meeting.

A proposal to seek public assistance funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency passed with unanimous consent. The funding would reimburse the city for expenditures on personal protective equipment, sanitation and safety materials, and medical

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Chase Center Named Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year

Chase Center, the recently-built state-of-the-art arena and home to the six-time NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, was named Sports Facility of the Year by the Sports Business Journal, it was announced today. The Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily annual awards celebrate and recognize the leaders, visionaries and day-to-day practitioners who personify excellence in the business of sports. The other finalists for the award were Allianz Field, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, TD Garden and Wrigley Field.

The Warriors now lead all major professional teams with four Sports Business Awards, having won Team of the Year in 2014 and 2016 and Co-Executive Chairman and CEO Joe Lacob being named Executive of the Year in 2016. In addition, the Warriors were named the Franchise of the Decade across all professional sports teams by the Sports Business Journal in 2019.

“This award is a recognition of the vision, planning and execution that went

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U-Haul Named 2020 Business Journal Healthiest Employer Winner

PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — U-Haul® International is the healthiest employer in the Valley among companies with more than 5,000 employees, the Phoenix Business Journal announced this week during its annual award presentations.

Having been ranked among the most health-conscious companies in recent years, this marks the first time U-Haul has won for its wellness program.

U-Haul was named the 2020 Business Journal Healthiest Employer in the extra-large category, joining fellow winners BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona (1,500-4,999 employees); the Town of Gilbert (500-1,499); SmartPractice (100-499); and Orchard Medical Consulting (fewer than 99).

“We strive to make U-Haul a wonderful workplace and appreciate the dedication of our Team Members, who have allowed us to be recognized as a healthy workplace,” stated Jessica Lopez, U-Haul Chief of Staff. “We understand if we take care of our Team Members, they take care of our customers. Our people are our

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Boston Business Journal Names Curriculum Associates a 2020 Best Places to Work Company

BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Boston Business Journal (BBJ) has named Curriculum Associates to its 2020 Best Places to Work—the BBJ’s exclusive ranking of Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people.

The 79 companies honored in 2020 range in size and industry, with winners from the technology sector, retail industry, health care space, commercial real estate, and more.

Curriculum Associates was founded with a mission to support teaching and learning wherever they’re taking place. Recognizing this mission’s success is driven by the more than 1,500 talented staff members it employs, Curriculum Associates places a high priority on the happiness of its employees. A range of current benefits includes flexible work hours, virtual fitness classes, and reimbursable childcare support during school closures. Curriculum Associates has earned numerous accolades over the years as a top place to work and has a turnover rate far below

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Allego Recognized by Boston Business Journal as a Best Place to Work for Third Year In a Row

Commitment to employee engagement and satisfaction places Allego as a top-scoring company in Greater Boston area

Allego, provider of the market-leading learning and enablement platform for sales and other business-critical teams, today announced it has been named as a Boston Business Journal 2020 Best Places to Work honoree. The BBJ’s Best Places to Work program is an exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people. Winners are selected based on high scores from employee attitude and satisfaction survey results.

Click to tweet: Did you hear the news? @allegosoftware made the @BosBizJournal’s #BestPlacestoWork list for the third year in a row! Check out the other top-scoring, local organizations here: https://bit.ly/3cJyDFv

“This year has been full of challenges and obstacles for everyone, but our commitment to employee wellbeing and job satisfaction remain top priorities for the entire organization,” said Yuchun Lee, CEO and co-founder

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PROS Awarded Houston Business Journal 2020 Innovation Award

More than three decades of deep-science fuels foundation to help B2B companies compete and win in today’s digital market

PROS® (NYSE: PRO), a provider of AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy, today announced that it has been named a winner of the Houston Business Journal’s second-annual Innovation Award for PROS Price Optimization and Management solutions. This latest award adds to the company’s momentum in delivering solutions that help businesses respond to customers’ needs by offering an advanced omnichannel, customer buying experience, designed to help maximize revenue and win more business.

Today’s B2B buyer expects a B2C experience. 74 percent of B2B buyers now want to buy online, and 68 percent of customers want to choose their own web research over speaking with a sales rep. As a result, B2B organizations are aggressively investing in digitalizing their sales processes in order to provide customer experiences that are inspired

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Strategus Named To Denver Business Journal Fast 50

DENVER, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  The Denver Business Journal has named ad-tech managed services platform Strategus to its 2020 Fast 50 list of fastest growing private companies in Colorado.

With dramatic 250-percent year-over-year revenue gains, Strategus recently achieved similar recognition in the national spotlight with its inclusion on the Inc. 5000 for the third year in a row. Strategus has risen quickly into the top-third tier of the prestigious nationwide listing.

“Being recognized as one of the fastest-growing businesses by The Denver Business Journal is especially satisfying since Colorado leads the nation in producing outstanding entrepreneurs and some of the most innovative companies in the world,” said David Miles, Strategus CEO. “Building value for our clients through programmatic Over-the-Top Connected Television (OTT/CTV) advertising campaigns – a service that didn’t exist five years ago – reflects that rare ability to identify opportunities, take the risks to pursue

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Elizabeth Shea Joins Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust

Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in Greater Washington

REQ, a leader in digital marketing and brand reputation, announced today that

Elizabeth Shea, Executive Vice President of Public Relations for REQ, has been invited to join the Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust, ​an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs in Greater Washington.

Elizabeth was chosen for membership by the Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee for her experience, leadership, and influence in the local business landscape and beyond. Elizabeth came to REQ through strategic acquisition after her technology public relations firm, SpeakerBox Communications, was acquired in 2019.

“The Washington area’s thriving business community is powered by leaders like Elizabeth,” said Peter Abrahams, president and publisher of The Washington Business Journal. “We’re honored to be creating a space where the region’s business influencers come together to increase their

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Luciano: At Kroger, nothing is ‘low low low’ about debit-card holds at gas pumps – News – Journal Star

Thanks to Flo Rida, a current Kroger commercial boasts prices that are “low low low low low low low low.”

But that’s not the case when it comes to the debit-card and credit-card holds at its gas pumps.

To be clear, we’re not talking about the price of gas. Some types of business, including some hotels and car rentals, put holds on your cards to make sure you pay your entire bill.

Gas stations do this all the time. When you pop in your card, a hold is put on your account, often for $50. Before you pump your gasoline, the account is checked to make sure there’s enough money to cover any likely amount. Your card isn’t actually charged the amount of the hold, just the amount of the gasoline sale. And the hold later goes away.

However, there are two possible downsides here:

• The hold doesn’t vanish

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ACBSP Announces the Release of Volume 5 of The Transnational Journal of Business

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), www.acbsp.org, is the first accrediting body for business schools to support scholarly research by publication of a peer-reviewed journal. The Library of Congress has recognized the journal by issuing an International Standard Serial Number, ISSN 00-2151-6022.

The five articles selected underwent an extensive double-blind, peer-reviewed process before being accepted for publication. The articles cover topics making headlines and focus on the theme: Teaching in a Student-Centered World:

  • A Path Analysis Attitude Model Approach for Degree Persistence Across Student PopulationsBrad Kleindl, Ph.D., Park University
  • Case Study: Empirical Evidence of Soft Skill Improvement in Park University’s Online Master of Healthcare Administration ProgramAlla Adams, MHA, MPH, Ph.D., CHFP and Harold Griffin, Ph.D., Park University
  • Cooperative Learning and Team Projects in the Postsecondary Classroom: Faculty Demographics and Motivation
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