NewsFeeds 12.7.11

 

Cavalier Telephone owner to cut jobs, end new residential services (Times-Dispatch)
Windstream Corp., which acquired the owner of Cavalier Telephone in November, is cutting 70 jobs in the Richmond area and plans to stop offering new residential services in January.

Plan to build Va. Beach convention center hotel is discussed in public (Virginian-Pilot)
A proposal to build a $109 million hotel next to the Virginia Beach Convention Center got its first public airing on Tuesday. Five council members have come out against the partnership.

Two downtown business owners pick up Main Street torch (Freelance Star)
Scarlett Pons of PONSHOP Art Studio and Gallery, and Paul Cymrot of Riverby Books and Read All Over will lead a new “formation committee” that will try to work out the details of the city’s participation in the Main Street program.

The Robin Hood Tax (NY Times)
The so-called Robin Hood tax — a tiny levy on trades in the financial markets that would take money from the banks and give it to the world’s poor — has attracted an array of influential champions.

In China, IKEA Is a Swede Place for Senior Romance, Relaxation (WSJ)
Really neat story: At 62, Tang Yingzhuo, a retired widow looking for love, doesn’t think it is appropriate to scope out men at bars, clubs or Karaoke joints. That’s why she goes to IKEA.

Jillian Michaels: From bullied to businesswoman (Fortune)
Jillian Michaels, who shot to fame during “The Biggest Loser” was bullied as a child. The experience toughened her up and helped her build her $200 million brand.

Make an Employee’s Day in Two Words (Inc.)
A bit of off-the-cuff praise can literally change someone’s day. Try it.

 

Cavalier Telephone owner to cut jobs, end new residential services (Times-Dispatch)
Windstream Corp., which acquired the owner of Cavalier Telephone in November, is cutting 70 jobs in the Richmond area and plans to stop offering new residential services in January.

Plan to build Va. Beach convention center hotel is discussed in public (Virginian-Pilot)
A proposal to build a $109 million hotel next to the Virginia Beach Convention Center got its first public airing on Tuesday. Five council members have come out against the partnership.

Two downtown business owners pick up Main Street torch (Freelance Star)
Scarlett Pons of PONSHOP Art Studio and Gallery, and Paul Cymrot of Riverby Books and Read All Over will lead a new “formation committee” that will try to work out the details of the city’s participation in the Main Street program.

The Robin Hood Tax (NY Times)
The so-called Robin Hood tax — a tiny levy on trades in the financial markets that would take money from the banks and give it to the world’s poor — has attracted an array of influential champions.

In China, IKEA Is a Swede Place for Senior Romance, Relaxation (WSJ)
Really neat story: At 62, Tang Yingzhuo, a retired widow looking for love, doesn’t think it is appropriate to scope out men at bars, clubs or Karaoke joints. That’s why she goes to IKEA.

Jillian Michaels: From bullied to businesswoman (Fortune)
Jillian Michaels, who shot to fame during “The Biggest Loser” was bullied as a child. The experience toughened her up and helped her build her $200 million brand.

Make an Employee’s Day in Two Words (Inc.)
A bit of off-the-cuff praise can literally change someone’s day. Try it.

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