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Governor Quinn Launches Production of Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in Normal – Company Moves Production of New Crossover from Japan to Normal; Keeps 1,200 Jobs in Illinois
NORMAL, Ill. – July 17, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today joined executives with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) to launch production of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in the U.S. market. Mitsubishi has invested $45 million to retool its Normal, Ill. facility to begin production of the new Outlander Sport Crossover Utility Vehicle, which was previously produced in Japan. Mitsubishi’s expansion in Illinois follows Chrysler’s growth from 200 jobs in 2009 to more than 4,000 jobs this summer and Ford’s addition of a third shift of workers in Chicago.
“Illinois’ automobile industry has seen tremendous growth over the last few years,” Governor Quinn said. “Mitsubishi Motors had a choice and they chose Illinois as the place to build their new Outlander Sport. That’s because our state is a great place to invest and grow, and our workers are the best in the world.”
The Outlander Sport is built upon the same highly flexible vehicle platform used for the Lancer compact car and Outlander SUV. In Feb. 2011, Mitsu
Tags: Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Normal, Outlander Sport
AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin’s Work From Home Day hoped to clear the air Friday by getting more cars off the road in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint — and all while educating the working population about ways to make working remotely simple and manageable.
Stephen Vogelpohl with SocialGood.TV helped jumpstart the entire initiative, collaborating with several large organizations and state and city officials. He explains what’s so great about the movement.
Bill Blackstone took the hint and is conducting his normal Rackspace duties from home, enjoying his four-legged friend while being productive!
Elizabeth Frisch with Thrival School helps companies set up telecommuting programs, and she talked about why it’s easier to do this more so now than it ever was before.
Lucia Athens, Austin’s chief sustainability officer, encouraged as many city employees to phone it in as possible.
Tags: Day, Home Day
Its critical to make sure each employee fulfills the right role needed for your companys overall success.
In the past few years, many companies were affected by the less than ideal economic conditions, and many instances, small businesses were hit harder than most. For these companies, the ability to be nimble and quickly adapt to changing economic conditions can be the difference between failure and success. However, theres an equally important factor that affects the fate of a small business: its employees.
Certainly employees and talent are the backbone of any company, but for small businesses particularly those with 50 or fewer employees their role can be even more crucial with right balance of skills and personalities having the ability to make or break a small business. Quite simply, the best business strategy in the world doesnt mean anything without the right people to execute it.
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
Tags: Veterans, Veterans Entrepreneurs’
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. E
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 sh