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With news reports of large-scale data thefts coming almost daily, managers might be wise to adopt a culture of protection.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:09:00 -0600

Celebrity endorsements work when stars behave. Not when they go off the rails on the crazy train. Now AIG wants to come to the rescue with a way for businesses that dance with the stars to cover their butts.

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Apple has tied with Samsung to become the No. 1 smartphone vendor in the world.

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The card game broke the record previously held by the Reading Rainbow campaign.

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Stand out in a crowded business world with these essential tips from a longtime entrepreneur.

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Venice, Calif.-based Cargomatic, an app that connects local shippers with local truckers, just raised $8 million in VC funding.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:39:00 -0600

VideoToday Microsoft announced Outlook for iOS and a preview version for Android. iOS and Android devices already have calendar apps, but Microsoft said that the new Outlook app makes it easier to sort through your e-mail, contacts, calendar and file-sharing. The new Outlook app for iOS and Android phones and tablets are [...]

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:34:00 -0600

According to a new study, retired NFL players who started playing tackle football before they were 12 years-old performed about 20% worse on the tests than those who started playing when they were older. Is there any good reason for young kids to be banging their heads like the grown-ups do?

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:25:00 -0600

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:52:00 -0600

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Is an Uber-ized, free agent economy one of abundance—or scarcity, deprivation and economic insecurity for workers? Or both? And how can we keep society fair when more people are getting work through digital middlemen and other nontraditional routes? These are not easy questions to address. But with President Obama placing “middle [...]

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:21:00 -0600

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0600

Social entrepreneurs are driven by visions of economic inclusion, effective healthcare, enriching classrooms and healthy ecosystems. Business leaders are motivated by the thrill of the deal, the quest for efficiency and the opening of markets. There is enormous shared value opportunity when these two types of individuals join forces. With [...]

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:53:00 -0600

The sixth update to iOS 8 still ignores its biggest problems.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:39:00 -0600

It is fitting and proper--indeed essential for our very security--that Speaker John Boehner has extended an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran and its efforts to develop nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them anywhere in the world. The invitation has bipartisan [...]

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Top Quality Goods and Services Are the Hallmark of Chaldean Businesses
By Paul Gori :: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 :: 13011 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance

Michigan, USA – Chaldean entrepreneurs have always fought to compete against the cold giant retailers.  “We do this on a personal level.  We reach out to our customers and make sure they are happy.  We support the community and give back,” says Eddie Katoola, manager of Grail of Gorcers in Highland Park.  Grail of Grocers fresh produce and meats remind customers of the days long gone, when butchers knew your name and shared community recipes.  

The success of Chaldean business owners is there ability to offer customers wonderful products and services and great prices.  It’s the reason why so many Chaldean businesses have been able to outperform major competitors.  The long standing tradition of offering valued goods is remarkable. 

Across town, Johnny Karmo, owner and manager of Market Fresh is offering his customers a most unique product.  Karmo wants his customers to have the most unique pumpkins on their block. 

The produce market and specialty food store on Southfield Road in Beverly Hills, annually hires a caricature artist to draw the customer’s likeness on a pumpkin, free of charge.  The high-end quality supermarket allows customers to choose a pumpkin from the large display outside the store, then have a caricature artist "personalize" the pumpkin by drawing your image on it with a permanent marker.

In addition to the caricatures of Market Fresh customers, the artists are also immortalizing some of the Detroit Red Wings and local celebrities. These pumpkins will be on display in the store, and then given to the children's ward of Beaumont Hospital for their Halloween celebration.
"Some of the Detroit Red Wings players donated autographed pucks to go with their pumpkin caricatures, so the kids at Beaumont will have a lasting treasure to take home after Halloween," said owner Johnny Karmo. "We did something similar a few years ago, and the kids really got a kick out of it," he added.

Karmo will also fire up the outdoor grills and provide free Market Fresh-made sausages to all customers from noon until 4 p.m., on October 25 and 26.

Customers show their support by remaining loyal patrons.  Some, like school teacher Nikki Wells travel as far as thirty miles to visit the grocery store.  This is what she had to say about Market Fresh:

“When ever I want the best of the best shopping experience I head over to Market Fresh. The worse thing about this store is that the bakery section is filled with deliciously sinful choices. Mm!Mm!Mm! If you are looking for a one of a kind dessert, please, look no further than this store. Absolutely magnificent. This store has a selection like no other.  The prices are slightly higher but the quality makes up for that. Everything about this grocery store is the highest of quality. From the welcoming employees to the brown paper bags. You couldn't ask for a better gourmet shopping experience."