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Honey Maid Continues LGBT Support With New Ad

Honey Maid Continues LGBT Support With New Ad

The marketing minds behind Nabisco’s graham cracker snacks brand, Honey Maid, tweeted a show of support for LGBT Pride month last week with an animated GIF of two graham crackers forming the equality symbol along with the tagline “This Is Wholesome.” Read more »

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Major Michigan companies want to ban LGBT discrimination against workers

Major Michigan companies want to ban LGBT discrimination against workers

Whirlpool, Dow Chemical, Google, Consumers Energy, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Herman Miller and Steelcase are among the founding members of the newly formed organization lobbying to make it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Michigan Competitive Workforce Coalition wants the state Legislature to add it to Michigan’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act, which outlawed discrimination based on religion, race, color and national origin and later added age, sex, height, weight, familial status or marital status. Read more »

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Report: Increasing diversity among business buyers

Report: Increasing diversity among business buyers

Diversity isn’t a word most people would use to describe sellers in today’s business-for-sale market. More often than not, sellers are Caucasian Baby Boomers interested in exiting their careers to enter retirement. In fact, BizBuySell.com’s recent survey of small business buyers and sellers found that 86 percent of owners interested in selling their businesses identify as Caucasian.

But what about the buyers in today’s market? Read more »

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Remarkable Speech on Gay Rights, Racism

Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Remarkable Speech on Gay Rights, Racism

Tim Cook, Apple’s media-shy chief executive, made a rare public speech at the U.N. this week. Auburn University, Cook’s alma mater, posted his 13-minute talk on Saturday.

Cook made his comments after receiving an achievement award from the university. He talked of personally witnessing a cross burning during his youth, an event that “changed his life forever,” and went on to say, “Since these early days, I have seen and have experienced many types of discrimination and all of them were rooted in the fear of people that were different than the majority.” Read more »

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NYE Celebration at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

NYE Celebration at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

Celebrate the New Year’s Eve with dinner and live entertainment in District American Kitchen and Wine Bar and an overnight stay at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. As 2013 comes to a grand finale, make it a night to remember with delicious cuisine and great holiday rates. Complete New Year’s information and a holiday cocktail recipe can be found in the attached release. General information is listed below. Let me know if you can add this to your calendar or include this in an upcoming opportunity. Thank you!
 
New Year’s Eve Dinner Read more »

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Buy Local Month Starts November 29 and goes until December 24

Buy Local Month Starts November 29 and goes until December 24

BUY LOCAL MONTH
FRIDAY, 11/29/2013 - TUESDAY, 12/24/2013

'Tis the season to go local! Support independent businesses across Arizona this holiday season and you'll be rewarded with finding unique gifts for friends and family.

View great deals from local businesses HERE, and remember that your local purchase spreads the holiday cheer throughout your hometown economy!

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Business Schools at the Forefront of LGBT Inclusion

Business Schools at the Forefront of LGBT Inclusion

Would you expect MBA programs to be one of America's hotbeds for activating people to show support for their LGBT friends? Neither would I, but 12 of the country's top business schools are proving me wrong. Read more »

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America’s LGBT 2013 Buying Power Estimated at $830 Billion

America’s LGBT 2013 Buying Power Estimated at $830 Billion

The total buying power of the U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adult population for 2013 is projected to be $830 billion, according to an updated analysis by Witeck Communications. Read more »

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