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Board Member Emily Andrews wins the Bernard Cup

Board Member Emily Andrews wins the Bernard Cup Last April 1st I competed in the Robert Bernard Alpine Ski Races at Squaw Valley. When I’m not working 10 to 12 hours a day for Utility Telecom this winter ski racing is my hobby. I have competed over 38 years with the Far West Alpine Masters Program. Most of our races are in the Tahoe Basin and Mammoth Mountain in…

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5 U.S. Cities with High Paychecks and a Low Cost of Living

5 U.S. Cities with High Paychecks and a Low Cost of Living published on-line by Investopdeia, June 20, 2017. Author: Shoshanna Delventhal Many factors influence where we choose to live. While our home’s proximity to friends and family is a crucial deciding factor, ultimately where we decide to live is influenced by our finances. The two major factors influencing where we live are the cost of living and the…

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10 reasons people say ‘I don’t do business with friends’

10 reasons people say ‘I don’t do business with friends’ published on-line by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, June 28, 2017. Author: Bryce Sanders You can’t fire friends. Many people are in the business of selling a product or service to individuals. Real estate, insurance and investments are obvious examples. Once you tell people what you do for a living, they often say: “I don’t do business with friends.”…

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Wells Fargo sells commercial insurance unit to USI

Wells Fargo sells commercial insurance unit to USI published on-line by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, June 28, 2017. Author: Jeff Blumenthal Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to sell its commercial insurance unit to privately held USI Insurance Services. Terms of the deal, set to close in the fourth quarter, were not disclosed. Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA (WFIS) includes insurance brokerage and consulting, employee benefits and property-and-casualty…

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Museum of Flight hosts WWII bomber and fighter rides over Seattle

Museum of Flight hosts WWII bomber and fighter rides over Seattle published on-line by the Puget Sound Business Journal, June 26, 2017. Author: Jim Hammerand Boeing’s heavily-armed B-17 Flying Fortress helped Allied Forces win World War II with daylight bombing raids over Nazi-occupied Europe and the Japanese empire. The historic aircraft – one of about a dozen still flying – and three other World War II-era aircraft had a…

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Fed Update: Apprenticeship programs expansion

  Fed Update: Apprenticeship programs expansion published on-line by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association, June 19, 2017. Author Rob Sanger President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) recently to expand national apprenticeship programs and, since coming into office, the Trump Administration has been ramping up comments around skilling-up workers for good-paying manufacturing jobs. CMTA is tracking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Apprenticeship funding to ensure we can…

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Report: San Diego Tops U.S. Markets for Number of Active Breweries

Report: San Diego Tops U.S. Markets for Number of Active Breweries published on-line by the San Diego Business Journal, June 15, 2017. Author: Lou Hirsh San Diego is the nation’s top market for the number of operating craft beer breweries, and ranks fifth in the U.S. for the number being planned, according to a new national report by brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield. Researchers said the San Diego region…

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Cox Business Releases Results of 2017 Small Business Consumer Pulse Survey

Cox Business Releases Results of 2017 Small Business Consumer Pulse Survey published on-line by Cox Business An overwhelming number of Americans visit a local small business at least once a week with slightly more than a quarter (27 percent) patronizing small businesses twice a week. According to the 2017 Cox Business Consumer Pulse on Small Businesses, only eight percent of survey respondents don’t visit any type of small business…

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Amazon to spend $200M for one of its most expensive fulfillment centers ever

Amazon to spend $200M for one of its most expensive fulfillment centers ever published on-line by Puget Sound Business Journal, June 9, 2017. Author: Casey Coombs Amazon.com Inc. is spending $200 million on a warehouse in Utah that is expected to create 130 jobs, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The facility appears to be one of Amazon’s most expensive fulfillment centers ever. The Seattle e-commerce company built a…

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LinkedIn maps which cities Seattle workers come from and where they go when they leave

LinkedIn maps which cities Seattle workers come from and where they go when they leave published on-line by Puget Sound Business Journal, June 5, 2017. Author: Ashley Stewart Seattle gained the most workers in the past year from the San Francisco Bay Area and lost the most to Boise, Idaho, according to a new LinkedIn report. The Microsoft-owned employment networking and data company in a workforce report released Thursday…

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