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Unemployment Numbers Released for September 2011

Unemployment Numbers Released for September 2011TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The U.S. Department of Labor released unemployment numbers for September 2011 today. The unemployment rate for the Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla area sits at 8.6 percent, down .1 percent from August 2011 and up slightly by .1 percent
   

BBB® Advice: Landing a Temporary Holiday Job

BBB® Advice:  Landing a Temporary Holiday JobThe outsourcing firm, Challenger, Gray and Christmas predicts tepid retail job gains this holiday season, anticipating approximately the same or even fewer than the 627,600 jobs offered in 2010. The Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, says
   

Businesses Win by Hiring Workers with Disabilities

Businesses Win by Hiring Workers with DisabilitiesTALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Online advertised vacancies were up in September to 4,836 jobs in our area, according to The Conference Board, the recognized research association measuring employment trends monthly through online “Help Wanted” ads. This represents
   

Marketing Research (by Dr. Jerry Osteryoung)

Marketing Research (by Dr. Jerry Osteryoung)"Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.  Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs."
   

Wakulla Chamber to Host October 26 Networking Luncheon

Wakulla Chamber to Host October 26 Networking LuncheonThe next Chamber Networking Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from Noon to 1:15pm at Bouy's Bayside Restaurant located at 1344-B Coastal Hwy. 98 next to Big Top Super Market. The luncheon will include an introduction of new Chamber
   

Two Blondes Liquors to Host October 20 Wakulla Chamber Mixer

Two Blondes Liquors to Host October 20 Wakulla Chamber MixerWakulla County Chamber Members: Please join us for another networking opportunity on Thursday, october 20, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm at Two Blondes Liquors & Gifts, located at 82 Coastal Hwy. 98 in Ochlockonee Bay. Let's celebrate October-fest! 
   

October is Energy Awareness Month; Tips and Tricks for Saving Energy

October is Energy Awareness Month; Tips and Tricks for Saving EnergyThis October, as part of national Energy Awareness Month, Progress Energy encourages its customers to learn how they can reduce their energy use and, in turn, lower their monthly electric bill. “We are here to help our customers.  We know many of
   

Productive Employees Can Be Bad Employees (by Dr. Jerry Osteryoung)

Productive Employees Can Be Bad Employees (by Dr. Jerry Osteryoung)"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein Managing staff is an entrepreneur’s most critical function.  Some would argue that finances are more important, but I would suggest that if
   

Protecting Your Business from Identify Fraud (by Dr. Jerry Osteryoung)

Protecting Your Business from Identify Fraud (by Dr. Jerry Osteryoung)"To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.  To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day." ~ Sir Winston Churchill So many business owners think that identity fraud only happens with individuals.  Unfortunately,
   

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month; BBB® Encourages Safety Online

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month; BBB® Encourages Safety OnlineIt seems there’s an online data breach or scam in the headlines almost daily.  Meanwhile, cyber threats continue to grow in sophistication. National Cyber Security Awareness Month aims to bring light to cyber threats and help people safeguard
   

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