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Corporate social responsibility lets companies pay it forward

Corporate social responsibility lets companies pay it forward

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A recent study by the Nielsen Company revealed that more than half of global online consumers are willing to pay more for goods and services from companies committed to positive social and environmental impact. This is good news for businesses that already seek to make the world a better place while making a profit. It […]

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Mindful dining in the digital age

Mindful dining in the digital age

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Inventors have wracked their brains in recent months to find clever solutions to the growing problem of ubiquitous internet connectivity. Now that the internet is in our pockets, and we can check on our friends, share pictures of our food, and get positive feedback on how awesome our lives are in real time, many more […]

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Fly your freedom flag!

Fly your freedom flag!

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Red, white and blue are everywhere this week. The United States is celebrating the 238th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the founding statement of a new nation, and a document that marks the practical application of European enlightenment ideals to real peoples and their cultures. For better and worse, Americans are proud people. Some […]

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Grading small business friendliness across the United States

Grading small business friendliness across the United States

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Want to start your own business but not sure where it belongs? A recent survey can help you decide. Online marketplace Thumbtack, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently released the findings of its third annual Small Business Friendliness Survey. The survey collected data from more than 12,000 small businesses in 38 states […]

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Check out these ‘signs from the near future’

Check out these ‘signs from the near future’

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Signs are often pointers that mark the path we are on. If you know where you want to go but you’re not sure how to get there, check the sign. Should you be aware of dangers on the path? A helpful sign will alert you to possible pitfalls. We like to think that signs refer […]

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Kentile Floors: A sign of the times

Kentile Floors: A sign of the times

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the sign business, we are usually so busy making signs we sometimes don’t take time to ask, what is a sign? Most of the time, a sign is an index, a pointer meant to draw our attention to something important. Sometimes a sign gains significance not for what it says, but for what it […]

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Digital detox without parting from your phone

Digital detox without parting from your phone

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently the Japanese conceptual fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga debuted a line of clothes for the fashion-forward tech addict, the connected, hip urbanite who feels she is drowning in an information flood. The fabric out of which Morinaga’s Focus collection is cut are made of fibers that repel the radio waves that make cell-phone communication possible. […]

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