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Estate tax changes threaten small businesses

By   /  Friday, February 10th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Estate tax changes threaten small businesses

Jim Lisi By Jim Lisi In addition to the disproportionate effect of the estate tax on family farms highlighted by Business Times staff writer Marissa Nall, other estate tax issues are also lurking. In December, the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service held hearings on proposed regulation changes to Section 2704 of the tax code. The Read More →

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Organizational politics key to results

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Organizational politics key to results

By Bruce Gillies Organizational politics have a bad reputation. As a leadership coach, I’ve heard many employees describe them as an impediment to getting things done. For some, the joy of receiving a promotion is tempered by the fear of getting pulled into workplace politics. In reality, organizational politics are a powerful, and almost always Read More →

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Globalization vs. isolation for American business

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Globalization vs. isolation for American business

By Gil Cisneros The Chamber of the Americas participants have been in an ongoing conversation about the future of international trade and business, especially as it relates to the Western Hemisphere, an area that has been largely neglected as our country attempts to reestablish its economic footing after the Great Recession and engages in a Read More →

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Public relations perspective helps boards of directors be successful

By   /  Friday, January 27th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Public relations perspective helps boards of directors be successful

By Ross K. Goldberg Boards of directors are a curious lot. Some are comprised of investors who administer with short-term vision, accountable to shareholders’ quarterly earnings. Some serve in strictly an advisory capacity to a parent company that retains ultimate power. Some organizations have boards comprised of publicly elected officials who govern in accordance with Read More →

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Spiritual principles can drive success

By   /  Tuesday, January 24th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  1 Comment

By Virginia Gean According to QSR magazine’s annual drive-thru report issued in October, Chick-fil-A is not only ranked as our nation’s best fast-food restaurant based on customer satisfaction, but is also considered the most polite restaurant in the country. The recent rankings for Chick-fil-A come after the restaurant generated more revenue per location than any Read More →

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Here’s a wish list for leadership in 2017

By   /  Friday, January 13th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Here’s a wish list for leadership in 2017

By Ritch Eich America appears to be continuing down the same divided path that plagued our nation in 2016. We desperately need enlightened leadership in the New Year. Here is my Top 10 “Wish List” for elected officials and organizational leaders who are in positions to move our country forward. 1. Assemble world leadership: Focus Read More →

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No game changers at 2017 CES

By   /  Friday, January 13th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Technology  /  Comments Off on No game changers at 2017 CES

By David Newton The 2017 (50th anniversary) Consumer Electronics Show felt a lot like 2016, which felt a lot like 2015. My 15th year walking the 2.3 million square feet of exhibit space showcasing 4,000 companies lacked the buzz and anticipation of breakthrough tech innovations that have typically defined this annual event. And that’s the Read More →

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