Login | Help

Story ideas

The economics of bumping, Thanksgiving style
0

The economics of bumping, Thanksgiving style

By on Oct 10, 2014

This Monday is Columbus Day, and many people are starting to think about making their travel plans for the holidays. But one holiday poses trouble for many travelers. When it comes to airline flights, Thanksgiving is a special time for carriers. It is by far the most concentrated flight time of the year, bar none. […]

Follow the airport money
0

Follow the airport money

On Monday, we talked about why communities are so eager to get commercial air service. Here is some info in case you’d like to follow up on the story. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a program that provides government grants for improvements at the nearly 3,400 airports covered under the National Plan of Integrated […]

Airports fly high as economic engines
0

Airports fly high as economic engines

Every town of any size wants commercial air service. and a new study makes it easy to understand why. Preliminary numbers from a new study released by the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation found that the state’s 104 publicly owned airports accounted for a $13 billion economic impact, according to data compiled in […]

A fond goodbye and one last tip for your tool kit
0

A fond goodbye and one last tip for your tool kit

To everything there is a season and after more than 1,000 blog posts on behalf of the Reynolds Center – that’s somewhere north of half a million words, I figure – it’s time for me to move along and make way for other talented business journalists to share their tips and advice. Over the past […]

How is social media changing conventional cause-marketing tactics?
0

How is social media changing conventional cause-marketing tactics?

What do Scotch tape, chewing gum, golf balls and Kentucky Fried Chicken have in common?  Well, at least around October, they are among the myriad products whose packaging blooms pink. For nearly 30 years, October has been designated by activists as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM); here’s a primer on how it all got […]

CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports on TKM-Ebola, a new drug in the works. PHOTO: CNN screenshot
0

As concern over Ebola spreads, how are local firms affected?

Troubling news this week from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the burgeoning Ebola epidemic:  the CDC issued a worst-case scenario forecast of as many as 1.4 million cases by January.  While still largely confined to Africa, the Ebola outbreak is of growing concern worldwide and while […]

Heirs to the Rockefeller oil fortune withdrew their funds from fossil fuel investments
0

Rockefeller move highlights socially-conscious investing trends

News came  this week — apparently timed to coincide with the United Nation’s Climate Summit 2014 held in New York City — that heirs to the petroleum-based Rockefeller family fortune planned to divest their $860 million charity fund from assets related to fossil fuels as CNBC reported.  Inside Philanthropy says it figures at least another […]

Kean University desk at convention
0

Conference and expo uptick may bring new business to your market

There’s something about the conference, convention and trade show industry that never fails to grab me. The ephemeral nature of these temporary small cities that arise, buzz for a few days with sales and schmoozing and demos and training and news — and then are dismantled forever… it’s intriguing and of course it’s big business […]

Holiday hiring stories are coming very early this year
0

Holiday hiring stories are coming very early this year

Yikes!  I had hoped to hold off till a little bit closer to, well, at least Halloween before tackling the holiday hiring scene.  But with word this last week of summer about the upsized holiday plans of corporations like UPS and Kohl’s, that reindeer has left the stable and your audience will be wondering where […]