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    SmartBrief on Leadership

  • The worst-smelling flower that people love to see

    3 Sep 2015 | 6:56 am
    Thousands of people have been visiting botanical gardens in Denver and Chicago in recent weeks in the hopes of catching a sni -More- 
  • 8 ways to deal with a smaller-than-expected budget

    3 Sep 2015 | 6:56 am
    If your team doesn't get the budget it requested, you still have many ways to meet your goals, Mark Miller writes.  -More- Your Sustainability Toolkit With only 15 percent of learners applying what they learn to improve performance, where are your opportunities to crush the forgetting curve and sustain learning? To get you started, here are nine sustainability tools and templates that you can experiment with or implement immediately.
  • How can we increase employment without sacrificing flexibility?

    3 Sep 2015 | 6:56 am
    In the modern workplace, many low-paid employees are in effect no better off than independent contractors, thanks to factors  -More- 
  • To revamp its brands, Hilton turned to its consumers

    3 Sep 2015 | 6:56 am
    Hilton Worldwide launched a data-driven revamp underpinned by surveys and interviews of thousands of consumers around the wor -More- 
  • Try showing some respect

    3 Sep 2015 | 6:56 am
    Creating a respectful and positive work environment starts with small actions, writes Dean Brenner.  -More- 
 
 
 
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    Aviation eBrief

  • NetJets pilots plan protests at 7 US airports

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:03 am
    The NetJets Association of the Shared Aircraft Pilots union is planning to picket at seven US airports on Sept.  -More- Join us September 10 - 12. See and demo over 40 plus LSA including STOL, Part 103, and Gyroplanes at our easily accessible southern Illinois location. Expo includes aviation seminars, Popular Rotorcraft & Ercoupe Displays, and the St. Louis Women With Wings Aircraft Wash. Free admission, free camping, and free local hotel shuttles. Visit midwestlsashow.com or call (618) 242-7016.
  • Aviation consultant discusses what it takes to earn an ATP certificate

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:03 am
    Don Sebastian, president of Aviation Consulting Services, joins the Airplane Geeks podcast to discuss what it takes to earn a -More- Your Ultimate Personal Aircraft Is Ready — Socata TBM 900. The TBM 900 with a cruise speed of 330 KTAS at FL280 (in ISA conditions) gives owners and pilots the advantages of the typical cruising speeds of light jets, with the economical direct operating costs of a single-engine turboprop. 1,730 Nautical Miles is the range of the TBM 900 at long-range cruising speed with 4 people on board. Click Here For Complete Details!
  • Charter pilot writes autobiography to introduce people to private aviation

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:03 am
    Mark Burgess, a longtime charter pilot based in southwestern Missouri, has published his autobiography "Charter Pilot: Rare A -More- For Pilots — All Life Insurance Policies are NOT Created Equal. We are surprised how often pilots are paying much more for less coverage just because we fly. Don't settle for a policy for just a mere mortal get a policy designed for pilots from the Pilot Insurance Center — The Life Insurance experts for pilots. (800) 380-8376 or www.piclife.com
  • Mo. airport to add new hangar

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:03 am
    Authorities approved a project to build a new six-airplane hangar at Dexter Municipal Airport in Missouri.  -More- Elevate your flying with Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR! Our VFR app is designed by pilots for pilots. The latest release offers a new graphical weather forecasting concept. The design is an industry first, providing an innovative way to quickly assess weather conditions and routing options. Get a free 30-day trial at jeppesen.com/flitedeck-vfr.
  • Santa Monica puts airport ahead of homelessness

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:03 am
    The Santa Monica City Council has made "securing local control of the city land occupied by the Santa Monica Airport" one of  -More- 
 
 
 
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    FMI dailyLead®

  • Wholesale clubs drive bigger sales growth than e-commerce

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:15 am
    Costco, Sam's Club and other warehouse chains have had a more profound effect on the retail industry than Amazon and other on -More- 
  • Whole Foods' 365 concept to focus on value, millennials

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:15 am
    Whole Foods Market plans to debut its "off-price" concept with five 365 by Whole Foods Market stores next year and 10 in 2017 -More- 
  • FSMA Finalizes Preventative Control Rules: What Now?

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:15 am
    Join FMI's Hilary Thesmar and The Acheson Group's Melanie Neuman for a webinar exploring the final Preventive Controls rules  -More- 
  • Chobani boosts production as Flip sales rise

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:15 am
    Chobani is ramping up production of its Flip products, which feature Greek yogurt on one side and inclusions on the other, to -More- Well•Pict Berries: For All the Best Moments of Fall! Summer is gone, but Well•Pict is here to make the best fall moments even better. Well•Pict has plenty of premium, proprietary strawberries and raspberries for the season, so order now for all your fall promotions! Available in a variety of pack sizes including the new 18 oz raspberry club pack, Well•Pict Berries make every moment sweeter. Visit Well•Pict at PMA Booth 4637!
  • Zevia reformulates to remove caramel coloring

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:15 am
    Responding to consumer demand for transparency, Zevia has reformulated its zero-calorie soft drinks to remove caramel colorin -More- 
 
 
 
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    ProChef SmartBrief

  • How to work with Mother Nature without wrecking the menu

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Weather plays a key role in the food supply chain, from blizzards that delay deliveries to the ongoing California drought, wr -More- 
  • A top trending career

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:08 pm
    One of the hottest career tracks in the food industry is wine and beverages.  -More- 
  • Scoring fish makes for better flavor, texture

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Cutting a shallow cross-hatch into a fish fillet allows seasonings to penetrate more fully.  -More- 
  • Fresh chiles open up new worlds of flavor

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Fresh chiles come in a variety of types and can find a home in anything from condiments to cocktails.  -More- 
  • Pasta loosing ground in the face of gluten-free, low-carb diets

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Pasta sales are down in the US and around the world, as more people pursue gluten-free and low-carb diets.  -More- Spiced Lamb and Spanish Olive Meatballs in Lemon-Yogurt Sauce Now that meatballs have gone mainstream, what's next? Give them a little Spanish romance and Mediterranean appeal: Mix ground lamb, chopped black Olives From Spain, currants, caramelized onion and spices. Roll into balls, roast, then simmer in herbed lamb stock and serve with yogurt seasoned with lemon zest and mint. Olives From Spain can give just about any item the kind of cool-factor and authenticity that…
 
 
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    IFA SmartBrief

  • Brands went social to tap into VMA buzz

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:12 am
    Brands including Taco Bell, Verizon and Pepsi used Twitter's Amplify program to blend real-time tweets and Periscope content  -More- Online marketing tools and services that deliver franchise growth. Only Constant Contact makes online marketing simple for both franchisors and franchisees with affordable, easy-to-use tools, free award-winning support and Do-It-For-Me services. This solution is specifically designed to ensure brand consistency while maintaining flexibility for a local touch. For more information visit ConstantContact.com/franchise or call 1-866-899-3710.
  • California lawmakers send franchise bill to governor

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:12 am
    Both houses of California's Legislature have passed a bill that would make it tougher for companies to drop franchisees.  -More- Accelerate franchise growth with Benetrends Financial Recognized as the authority in franchise funding, Benetrends has been the springboard for growth for franchise brands big and small for the past 30 years. Visit Benetrends.com to discover how we help overcome obstacles of access to capital to accelerate new unit growth. Plus, see what our Proprietary SBA fund for IFA members is all about!
  • How this exec became a multi-unit Dairy Queen franchisee

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:12 am
    Bill Spae, who has held a number of leadership positions as a franchisor and franchisee during a career spanning more than 40 -More- 
  • Why should you come to IFA's FranTech?

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:12 am
    IFA's FranTech, designed for marketing, communications and information technology franchise professionals, will help you lear -More- A Case Study in Franchisee Operations Excellence Learn the secrets of how one franchisor achieved unprecedented unit revenue growth through process, technology, and enforcing consistency. Same store sales up over 7% per quarter for three consecutive quarters - Customer complaints down 99% — Average customer quality assessments at 94% and higher. Download the webinar highlights today!
  • Junk-removal brand offers opportunities for vets

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:12 am
    Army veteran Jerry Flanagan launched JDog Junk Removal with his wife in 2011, and the company is looking to provide opportuni -More- 
 
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    NRF SmartBrief

  • Retail execs collaborate on a guide to holiday planning

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:57 am
    Top retailers worked with NRF for the past year to create the 2015 Holiday Planning Playbook, a missive aimed at helping merc -More- [Webinar] The State of Retailer Mobile Apps Smartphones have become the preferred first screen for shoppers and they influence over half of in-store sales. Forrester's latest study reveals retailers are struggling to convince consumers to download and use their apps. Join us as Forrester's Julie Ask discusses the results of Forrester Consulting's latest research. Register today.
  • NRF SmartStat: Sept. 3, 2015

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:57 am
    Jos. A. Bank’s e-commerce channel generated more than $215 million in sales last year.  -More- 
  • Whole Foods' 365 concept to focus on value, millennials

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:57 am
    Whole Foods Market plans to debut its "off-price" concept with five 365 by Whole Foods Market stores next year and 10 in 2017 -More- 
  • Motorola addresses form and function with new Moto 360

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:57 am
    Motorola has unveiled the latest versions of its Moto 360 smartwatch, which will launch in North America, Latin America, Euro -More- 
  • Sources: Equity firms may bid to buy Petco

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:57 am
    Petco Holdings is initiating talks with possible buyers including private-equity firms Carlyle Group LP and KKR & Co., in add -More- 
 
 
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