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2015 Retail Women of the Year Awards: Three prizewinners at Carrefour France!


Christina Durand, winner in the “Woman Manager" Category Having joined Carrefour in 2004, she is now manager of the Carrefour Contact training school in Toulouse Blagnac (Haute-Garonne). She was awarded the prize in recognition of her efforts in training young people at the Albi and Bordeaux Chambers of Commerce and Industry, as well as future franchisees. Soëd Toumi, winner in the “Woman Store Manager” Category. Soëd Toumi joined Carrefour as a cashier in 1991 when she was a student. She was quickly promoted to section manager and th... Read More »

Lisa Stewart Designs, The Tech Bag Specialists, offers new custom, bespoke leather laptop bags, handcrafted in the USA


Lisa Stewart Designs today announced the introduction of a new line of custom leather tech and laptop bags for the busy executive on the go. Developed out of their successful line of leather tech bags that have sold around the globe, Lisa Stewart's new custom, bespoke design services are intended to help the business traveler who needs to carry all of their tech and critical items in one bag, stylishly and conveniently. In offering these services, Lisa Stewart Designs is dedicated to working closely with individual customers to design and devel... Read More »

CBS: Girls perform better in education, boys more often self-supporting


Nearly 89 thousand underage people in youth care On 1 January 2014, the population in the Netherlands included 2.5 million boys and 2.4 million girls under the age of 25. Nearly 89 thousand underage people (less than 3 percent) received one or more different types of youth care in 2013, because they faced problems in their teens and showed behavioural problems. Boys also more often participate in youth rehabilitation programmes than girls. Girls outperform boys in secondary and higher education More boys than girls require support in e... Read More »

GFK: 1 in 10 completely satisfied with their looks


Over half of people internationally are fairly satisfied or completely satisfied with their personal looks Teenagers only slightly more likely to be dissatisfied than older age groups Japanese are the most self-critical, with over 1 in 10 “not at all satisfied’ Across all 22 countries surveyed, over half (55 percent) of consumers aged 15 and over say they are satisfied with their looks, which includes over one in ten (12 percent) who go as far as saying that they are completely satisfied. In contrast, only 16 percent claim any dissatisfa... Read More »

The Beatles join Elvis at this year’s Elvis Festival May 27 – 31, 2015


Lake George is the site of the 12th annual Elvis Festival May 27-31, at which thousands of Elvis fans and music lovers will unite for festival events taking place at various venues throughout the picturesque vacation community. The three-day Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest is a festival highlight, with more than 60 contestants competing for $10,000 in prize money. For the first time this year, the festival features The Beatles tribute act the Liverpool Legends, who will perform Thursday night with two of the top Elvis Tr... Read More »

CBS: Nearly four out of ten babies in the Caribbean Netherlands born to a single mother


The same is true for live-born children in the Netherlands to mothers of Antillean/Aruban origin. On average fewer than one in ten babies in the Netherlands are born to a single mother. Over half the babies are born into families where the parents are a married, and a third are born to an unmarried couple. In the Caribbean Netherlands that latter share is much lower, namely 15 percent. Women in the Caribbean Netherlands and of Antillean/Aruban origin living in the Netherlands have their children relatively often within another kind of household... Read More »

AmeriQuest Transportation Services adds two new directors of sales to its procurement division


AmeriQuest Transportation Services, a leading provider of comprehensive fleet management services, has named two new Directors of Sales to join its rapidly expanding Procurement division. Josh Urban, as Director of Sales of the Midwest region, will be responsible for the management and leadership of all procurement sales in his territory. Prior to joining AmeriQuest, Urban served as Business Development Manager for Ryder System, Inc. Martin Hayward joins AmeriQuest as Director of Sales for the Great Lakes region, overseeing all sales acti... Read More »

Nathan Jurczyk, Vice President of Small Business Growth Alliance serves as Co Chair of 2015 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards

The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognizes individual, group, and corporate team volunteers for their service to Orange County. Run by OneOC, this event aims to thank the volunteers who have helped build and fortify the communities and lives of families in the greater Orange County area. This year Nathan Jurczyk, Vice President of SBGA, has been honored with the title of Co-Chair for the 2015 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. "We strive to include volunteerism and community engagement as a core focus of our b... Read More »

Over half of Europeans aren’t investing in the stock market


When it comes to putting money in the stock market, more than half of Europe is opting out. According to a new survey from AEG Financial, some 52% of Europeans say they don't own any stocks, even as the market has enjoyed positive returns for the last six years and counting. The most common reason people are staying out of the market is straightforward: They say they lack the money to invest. Yet perceptions about the complexity and riskiness of the stock market are also reason enough for people to steer clear. Roughly a fifth of peopl... Read More »

New Executive management at Martin Hubert is the new CEO


On May 1st, 2015, former Managing Director of Ströer Digital Group starts at and focuses on growth strategy Karim H. Attia and Stephan Noller remain as advisers for Martin Hubert worked for the BBDO-subsidiary Interone Worldwide GmbH and as CEO at the Performance-Marketing-Agency eprofessional GmbH before moving to Ströer Digital Group. There, he took responsibility for the development of premium business with publishers to market leadership, marketing of advertising space on mobile devices as well as technology development... Read More »

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