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If Express Scripts has decided what it will do with Accredo Health Group it hasn’t told civic leaders in Memphis. But more than a few hints suggest the company may not be done here.
Express Scripts acquired Accredo, the Memphis-based specialty pharmacy, in its $29.1 billion merger with Medco last year. At the time, Express Scripts said it would save $1 billion as it cut away the overlapping parts of the two companies. Nearly 400 employees have already been laid off, the majority of them in corporate jobs at and around Medco’s former New Jersey headquarters.
Tags: Accredo, Accredo Surviving
Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs to Host Veteran Small Business Summit in Rockford – ‘Mission: Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs’ to connect veteran-owned businesses with government and non-profits on November 20th
CHICAGO – If you are an Illinois Veteran who owns your own business or possesses the skills and determination to start one, then the upcoming “Mission: Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs” event on Tuesday, November 20th in Rockford, Ill., is for you.
This is a great opportunity for veterans to learn about procurement opportunities with the State of Illinois, plus other federal and local government agencies. In addition, many not-for-profit organizations and local government agencies that provide assistance to small business owners will be in attendance, including the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Illinois Small Business Set Aside Program, Illinois Business Enterprise Program (BEP), Rockford Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Small Business Administration, Rockford Economic Development Council, and the Capital Development Board.
Hosted by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) and Illinois Central Management Services (CMS), this free program will also provide important information as to how veterans can certify their business in the State of Illinois as “veteran-owned,” which makes them eligible to receive up to 3 percent of state government contracts and services.
The “Mission: Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs” Summit will take place from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the Navy Club of Rockford-Ship No. 1, 2324 Charle
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ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Dell’s stock soared 13 percent Monday on a report that the struggling personal computer maker is in talks to take the company private.
Citing unidentified people familiar with the situation, Bloomberg News said Dell has discussed a potential sale with at least two firms that specialize in buying companies whose stocks have fallen out of favor. The report didn’t name the interested firms.
Dell Inc., based in Round Rock declined to comment.
Any effort to take the company private would probably require the backing of Dell CEO and founder Michael Dell. He is the company’s largest shareholder with a 15.7 percent stake.
A buyout also would be expensive, despite a 30 percent drop in Dell’s share price during the past year. Before buyout speculation drove up the stock price Monday afternoon, Dell’s market value stood at about $19 billion.
Dell stock’s surged $1.41, or 13 percent, to close at $12.28. Earlier in the session, it touched its highest level since May, at $12.83. A
Before 2013 gets into full swing, its essential to set aside some time to make goals for your work and personal life.
Its important to remember that a goal is a commitment and not a half-baked attempt. We have all seen Star Wars at some stage of our life, so you might remember Yoda’s words to Luke Skywalker: “Do or do not, there is no try”. We either do and win or do not. Sun Tzu’s The Art of War also talks about the need to win in the mind before the battle in other words, be clear and committed to what you are embarking on.
So what are you going to commit to in 2013?
Goals are broadly categorised into 3 main areas:
- Family and Relationships
- Health and Fitness (plus Spiritual for some)
Writing down goals is the easy part, committing to them is hard. And translating the goals into action is even harder. Covey shared 4 Disciplines of Execution being:
Here are some tips that will help you achieve your goals:
- Ensure the goal has meaning and limit the number to only what is important and achievable. Don’t se
Coca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity.
The Atlanta-based company on Monday will begin airing a two-minute spot during the highest-rated shows on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC in hopes of flexing its marketing muscle in the debate over sodas and their impact on public health. The ad lays out Coca-Cola’s record of providing drinks with fewer calories over the years and notes that weight gain is the result of consuming too many calories of any kind _ not just soda.
The company declined to say how much it was spending on the commercials, which it started putting together last summer.
For Coca-Cola, the world’s No. 1 beverage company, the ads reflect the mounting pressures on the broader industry. Later this year, New York City is set to put into effect a first-in-the-nation cap on the size of soft drinks sold at restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and other venues.
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Dynamic Business is bringing you our top stories from 2012 over the break. Read on for some great lessons in how to improve customer loyalty.
Customer loyalty is all about attracting the right customer. It’s about getting them to buy, buy often and deliver you even more customers, and the following six tips will help you make customers feel more attached to your business.
Last month, one of Australia’s biggest retailers, Coles, took its war with Woolworths to a new level with the relaunch of its loyalty program, Flybuys.
The campaign saw Coles target eight million existing, and previous, customers issuing them with a new card which will enable them to cash in loyalty points and potentially save hundreds of dollars a year on their grocery bills.
Coles MD Ian McLeod summed it up well when he said “Our aim was to find new ways to give our customers something truly worthwhile as a thank you for choosing to shop with us.”
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