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Oct 25th

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Finding confidence and contacts at conferences and trade shows

Anna writes, “I won a fellowship to attend a weeklong conference.  I am overwhelmed.  My resume is pending critique from the career services department at school, I am waiting to find out which companies will be at the conference so I can figure out how to woo them into hiring me, and I have finals right when I come back.  I know this conference will be highly educational but I am most nervous about how to dress business casual.  I should be studying my wind power and electrical engineering knowledge, but I am more worried about finding shoes to go with the suit my sister sent me.  The whole concept is foreign to me!”

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Minnesota leads the way in $146 million nationwide settlement agreement

Minnesota leads the way in $146 million nationwide settlement agreement

A settlement agreement between the American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and its affiliates with all states and the District of Columbia has become fully effective, Commissioner Mike Rothman announced recently.  Minnesota was one of eight leading states to conduct a Multistate Market Conduct Examination that revealed AIG misrepresented its workers’ compensation insurance premiums to reduce their taxes and assessments, resulting in the $2.1 million settlement for the State of Minnesota.

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This is how success looks: Maynard Jackson International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

This is how success looks: Maynard Jackson International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

6pm:

We are sitting in the 2nd floor food court at the new international terminal at Atlanta’s airport. We are glad to be here because this is what Ambassador Andrew Young talked about when he addressed the Minneapolis Urban League annual gala on May 31st.

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Black bankers president warns churches: Change the way you do business

Black bankers president warns churches: Change the way you do business

WASHINGTON - (TriceEdneyWire.com) - The head of a national Black bankers organization is warning that growing foreclosures upon churches across America indicate that houses of worship must quickly change the way they do business or possibly face a national crisis.

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Dislocated worker program to award $600,000 in grants to help laid off workers

The Dislocated Worker Program has awarded $600,000 in grants to provide services for 150 workers who were laid off at three metro area businesses.

The former employees of BAE Systems, Cargill and Quality Wine and Spirits will receive a variety of services designed to help them get back to work, including assistance with exploring new careers, updating skills and learning job-hunting strategies.

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Think through your company’s marketing plan

Have you heard?  Best Buy has printers on sale this week.  General Mills was named one of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women.  You can hear Conversations with Al McFarlane on Tuesdays at 9am.  How do I know? Somebody told somebody and somehow the information found its way through to me… it’s called Marketing, and it can be the primary difference between success and failure in business.  Because effective marketing has such a critical impact on a company’s bottom line, marketing is everyone’s responsibility.  Owners and employees alike, who want to keep the doors open and the income flowing in, can contribute by paying attention to what people see and hear and understand about their organization.

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10 tips for summer job search success

Summer is no time to abandon a job search. Career Coach Ford R. Myers offers the following 10 tips to keep your search on track during the heat of the summer.

Every year as summer approaches, most job seekers and career changers make the mistake of halting all their efforts.
They believe there is no point in pursuing new opportunities during the summer, and that nobody is making hiring decisions until the fall. 

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