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African-American company hopes to make a splash in the arena luxury watches
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African-American company hopes to make a splash in the arena luxury watches

Atlanta (BlackNews.com) –Atlanta-based upstart watch brand,Michoud& Irish announced the release of its first offering, theAvionic-IR. Michoud& Irish Watch Company is a micro-brand in the luxury timepiece market that focuses on designing and releasing limited edition luxury men’s watches. Made in Martigny Switzerland, Michoud& Irish’s first release is the Avionic-IR (Immersion Ready). The Avionic-IR incorporates its…

MONEY: What every small business owner needs to know about hiring
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MONEY: What every small business owner needs to know about hiring

(StatePoint) Looking to staff up your small business? Don’t underestimate the importance of getting your hiring decisions right. The smaller your business is, the more important your choices become. “While searching for employees does take you away from your primary duties of running a business, it’s crucial to pay close attention to the task,” says…

Thor awarded contract to repair state building
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Thor awarded contract to repair state building

The Minnesota Department of Administration has contracted with Thor Construction to repair water damaged sections of the Minnesota State Office Building. The approximately $1.4 million contract will consist primarily of reinstalling sheetrock, plaster, carpet and ceiling tiles and duct replacement. Construction is estimated be completed by mid-October. The water damage occurred July 7 when a…

Learning to bring my authentic self to work
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Learning to bring my authentic self to work

Commentary By Greg Cunningham My story begins in Pittsburgh, a city that was highly segregated across racial and cultural lines during my youth. My father, a butcher, passed away when I was 5-years-old, leaving my mom a widowed mother of five children. My mom’s hope for me, the youngest, was that education would be my…

Walmart ranks high on disability equality index
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Walmart ranks high on disability equality index

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) announced the results of the 2016 Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey, with Walmart making the list. The DEI was completed by 83 Fortune 1000-size companies, two-thirds of these companies top the Fortune 500 list. Twenty-three business segments…

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