New minority business coordinator Ray Hall hopes to broaden opportunities in Columbia News

New minority business coordinator Ray Hall hopes to broaden opportunities in Columbia  News

Ray Hall is more than two weeks into his new role as the minority business coordinator for the city’s economic development department, and he’s already looking for ways to elevate minority businesses in Columbia. “A lot of businesses lack financial education,” Hall said. “I want to put minorities in the right rooms and circles to … Read more

Loudoun County wins awards for innovation from National Association of Counties | News

Loudoun County wins awards for innovation from National Association of Counties |  News

Loudoun County has been recognized with five 2022 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs, according to May 11 announcement. Loudoun’s award-winning programs, which include several that came out of the COVID-19 pandemic, are: COVID-19 Related Business Grants Loudoun County’s COVID-19 business support program was … Read more

Trio of fraudsters admit to buying fancy cars with meal money meant for Pennsylvania kids

Trio of fraudsters admit to buying fancy cars with meal money meant for Pennsylvania kids

A trio of fraudsters pleaded guilty to using money meant to feed Pennsylvania children to buy a line of luxury cars and fancy clothes, federal authorities said Thursday. Charles Simpson and Paige Jackson, both of Dallas, and Tanisha Jackson, of Memphis, all admitted to setting up a sham nonprofit that obtained federal funds supposed to … Read more

VSU Honors Juan Vargas with Outstanding Student in Business Award

VSU Honors Juan Vargas with Outstanding Student in Business Award

May 19, 202222-83 Jessica PopeCommunications and Media Relations Coordinator Kasmira Smith, Student Intern Juan Vargas, an international student from Bogota, Colombia, is the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Student in Business Award at Valdosta State University. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business during VSU’s 233rd Commencement on … Read more

12,000 Delivery Drones for World’s Largest Commercial Deployment

12,000 Delivery Drones for World’s Largest Commercial Deployment

PHOTO: Wingcopter&lt/small>” /> Accra, Ghana / Weiterstadt, Germany, May 19, 2022 – German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter and Continental Drones Ltd., a subsidiary of Ghana- and Dubai-based Atlantic Trust Holding, have signed a partnership agreement to help establish drone-based delivery networks with thousands of Wingcopter drones across the African continent. These networks will dramatically improve … Read more

Georgia’s Attorney General’s Office on alert for formula scams, price gouging

Georgia’s Attorney General’s Office on alert for formula scams, price gouging

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – With parents desperate to find baby formula amid a nationwide shortage, the Georgia Attorney General’s Office is urging parents to do their homework before buying the product. “Whenever a crisis occurs, scam artists come out of the woodwork sometime and they will charge exorbitant prices for products and services, scams will … Read more

Canandaigua small businesses thrive during the pandemic

Canandaigua small businesses thrive during the pandemic

CANANDAIGUA, NY – A lot of businesses suffered during the pandemic. But those that stayed open in Canandaigua found a way to stay on track. During a time when other businesses were closing their doors, Robin Alger was opening hers. “You could see the smile behind the people’s masks, just happy to connect,” Alger said. … Read more

Suspects in FOP fatal stabbing indicted on 53 charges, prosecutor’s office say

Suspects in FOP fatal stabbing indicted on 53 charges, prosecutor’s office say

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) – Four suspects in a fatal stabbing at the Hamilton FOP lodge are indicted on 53 charges, according to Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser. Gmoser says the 53-count indictment was issued for three men and one woman: Oscar Daniel Flores-Lara, Juan Antonio Hidalgo-Flores, Luis Eduardo Hidalgo-Flores and Sara Elena Rodriguez-Remigio. According … Read more

Bolton voters approve plan with relocated town office building | Bolton

Bolton voters approve plan with relocated town office building |  Bolton

BOLTON – Voters at Tuesday’s town meeting overwhelmingly approved the town’s revised five-year capital improvement plan after rejecting it two weeks ago because of a controversial proposal for a temporary town office building. PLAN APPROVED WHAT: A revised five-year capital improvement plan. CHANGE: Selectmen proposed a new location for a temporary office building after the … Read more