v38_socialmediaSocial networking colossus LinkedIn can help journalists find sources, scoops and jobs. Some journalists, however, never get that far.

Business WiFiWhile finalizing your travel arrangements, whether for business or pleasure, you want to make sure Wi-Fi is available at your hotel. Some hotels are able to offer Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel property, while others charge for connection in the room only. Why is that? Because many hotels make deals with media vendors to provide per-pay television programming inside your hotel room.

v38_volunteerOur local schools and nonprofit organizations have always been able to count on financial support from the business community. Their ever increasing need, however, has stretched companies that can only donate so much of their hard-earned profits.

There is another way for your company, large or small, to support our community without putting an extra dent in your donations budget: augment your giving by creating an employee volunteer program to donate free labor to your local organizations.

HAIRS THE MONEY—Nora Johnson, of Sisters Beauty Supply, poses with hair pieces, some of her largest moneymakers. (Photo by J.L. Martello)Whether it is fried, dyed and laid or laid to the side; braided or loose; kinky, curly or straight; and even glued, sewn or bobby pinned, one’s hair is essential to every look. According to the Black Owned Beauty Supply Association, the Black hair care & cosmetic industry is a $9 billion industry and it serves millions of African-Americans.

v37_biz_newsRev. Dr. E. T. Caviness, board chair National Action Network Greater Cleveland Chapter & president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Cleveland Chapter), spearheaded the push to make this an all inclusive effort by all the civil rights organizations.

Civil rights leaders joined in support of a suit filed against Dunkin’ Donuts.

v37_wfThe opportunity to purchase a vacation home is a “dream come true” for many. Spending time away from home allows you to take a break from work, relax with your family, and enjoy fresh surroundings.

Yet to enjoy the benefits, owners of second homes face a few major responsibilities. Among the most important is protecting their properties — and their financial investments — against life’s unexpected events. Having sufficient insurance for your home-away-from-home can help protect your vacation haven — and your finances.

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v36_social_mediaSprint charges for incoming international calls, I know. Imagine my surprise to see additional charges for calls to India. I had not called anyone in India. As it turned out, my friend Rashid had called me several times and, I was charged for incoming calls.

There are so many calling apps on the market for the iPhone and Android technology. Bobsled is just the latest addition. What I like about Bobsled is the quality of the call when I talking to Rashid in India!


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