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By: Admin    March 02 2018 , 10:51 am
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Category: Ideas , Business
“An office can operate without a boss for a day, but not without a receptionist.” March 2nd is Employee Appreciation Day; a day to recognize and celebrate employees.On average, Americans spend over 100 hours commuting to work a year. That is much more time than they spend on vacation! Whether it is teaching our children, building our houses, or taking important calls for an office, besides the customers, employees keep a business afloat. Employee Appreciation Day was created in 1995 as a response to Boss’s Appreciation Day and is always on the first Friday of every March.While a bonus check is always appreciated, it goes just as fast as it comes. Showing your employees you really appreciate them for their hard work is the best motivator. Friday is the perfect day for an after-work get together, or an afternoon off, if you are able. Take your employees out to lunch or have a potluck celebration ri...
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By: Admin    January 16 2018 , 10:22 am
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American Stone - An American DreamGreen touch hub recently spoke to a family stone business in Utah that has found strength through adversity throughout their years of being in operation.American Stone is proof that the American dream is alive and well.  In the 1950s, a man named Walter Thomas had a dream to start a quarrying business, and generations later, his legacy still lives on in his family. Elizabeth Thomas, Executive Assistant at American Stone, recently spoke to Green touch hub about the business. Her husband Tyler’s grandfather, Walter, began the quarrying business over 60 years ago with his sons, Lon and Evan Thomas. Elizabeth’s father-in-law, Lon Thomas, is currently the President and owner of American Stone.“Basically, Walter was job-hopping in Idaho, trying to find something he enjoyed that could also make enough money to provide for his family. He had been a farmer, but ...
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By: Admin    November 13 2017 , 04:41 pm
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Strong Oaks Woodshop – Front Royal, VirginiaMike Schmiedicke was a normal guy with a white-collar job for many years. Doing web programming and database development meant he sat at a desk and stared at a computer day in and day out. But when he came home, he went into his garage and he built things. “It was my therapy,” Mike said. “My wife and I had a deal. She would bring me a kids’ catalog with a learning tower or rocking horse in it and ask me to make it. Once I did, I could spend that money we saved on my collection of carpentry tools instead.”Back in 2001, starting a wood shop out of a hobby was nothing more than a hope and a dream – but the seeds of an idea had already begun. Mike came up with a plan to gradually transition from web development into woodworking full-time. In 2008, he started selling things on Etsy – he was actually one of the first furniture makers to ut...
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By: Admin    November 01 2017 , 11:45 am
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What is Farm-to-Table?Uniting people and communities one fresh, locally-sourced meal at a time, the American farm-to-table restaurant movement deserves a closer look. Where did this movement begin? Are all farm-to-table models the same? What are you getting in return for your money (besides the tasty food!) at a local restaurant? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, read on to discover more about this important movement, and how supporting local eateries is good citizenship.One fact of life is that great food brings people together, and often helps foster a much larger sense of community. From wild grain gathering in 10,000 BC to the early formation of farming organizations in the 1800s, creating sustainable food has always been an active work in the USA. Farmers – especially in the Midwest – often created wholly sustainable land through their own efforts, growing diverse and hearty cro...
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By: Admin    October 27 2017 , 01:11 pm
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Solar Power is Increasing in PopularitySolar power in the United States is continuing to grow and homeowners, businesses, and farmers are cashing in on the cost-effective benefits. The government provides numerous funding opportunities to help those who install solar panels in their homes, businesses, or farms - which equates to more money in your pocket. According to the U.S. Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:“Solar power is more affordable, accessible, and prevalent in the United States than ever before. Since 2008, U.S. installations have grown seventeen-fold from 1.2 gigawatts (GW) to an estimated 30 GW today. This is enough capacity to power the equivalent of 5.7 million average American homes. Since 2010, the average cost of solar PV panels has dropped more than 60% and the cost of a solar electric system has dropped by about 50%. Markets for solar energy are maturing ra...
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