Rand Construction President Jon Couch killed in airplane crash Jon Couch, president of Rand Construction Corp., was killed about 5 p.m. Friday in a plane crash at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton in southern Virginia, state police confirmed.
Couch, 46, was piloting the World War II-era propeller plane, a T-28C Trojan Navy trainer, according to media reports. His mother, Frances Gene Couch, 72, was a passenger and was also killed. No one was hurt on the ground.
The crash apparently came as Couch was attempting some acrobatic maneuvers, witnesses…
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Briggs & Stratton's 'watershed' year (Video) Todd Teske, chief executive officer for Briggs & Stratton Corp., said the company has launched more new products than it has ever launched in a year, but the changes the company needed to make to become innovative required a culture shift, and a big one.
Teske talked about how the company changed its innovation strategy at the Innovate To Grow 2014 Manufacturing and Distribution Executive Summit on Wednesday. And the payoff for the 108-year-old Wauwatosa-based company means that it enjoys an 80…
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 iPhone 6: Apple's opportunity to grow Hispanic market share Hispanics are embracing technology faster than the general market. Based on research by Experian Marketing Services featured in the 2014 Hispanic Market Overview, Hispanics are an ideal audience to reach via mobile engagement.
Do it right and their economic impact on your business could be substantial, as Hispanics not only represent more than 15 percent of the U.S. population but also 22 percent of millennials overall.
An estimated nine out 10 Hispanics have Internet access but are less likely…
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:40:00 +0000 What kind of a leader are you? Check out these 5 styles Just about every boss should want to make employees happier. If you're not one of those, stop reading now.
If you are, give some thought to what kind of a leader you are, how you traditionally motive your team. Now, try to guess what your employees say they need in terms of recognition. The two things, unfortunately, might not be in line and that's where this infographic comes in.
A creation of Name Badges International, the below infographic breaks down leadership types and offers ideas to keep…
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:14:00 +0000 Flower Mound, Richardson make latest list of nation’s 50 best places Flower Mound and Richardson were the only two places in Dallas-Fort Worth to make the list of the 50 best cities to live, according to the latest of what these days seem like endless surveys of this type.
The smart, rich people of Flower Mound ranked ninth, and the highly employable, well-educated folks of Richardson ranked 17th on the list of the 50 Best Cities to Live, according to 24/7 Wall Street.
The study ranked cities of more than 65,000 people in seven major categories: crime, economy,…
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:46:00 +0000 Acne drug developer Dermira bumps up IPO to $98 million Acne drug developer Dermira Inc. priced its initial public offering at up to $16 per share, bumping up its IPO by 31 percent since the Redwood City company initially disclosed the IPO in late August.
Dermira will sell 6.15 million shares at $14 to $16 each, targeting a $98.4 million haul at the top end, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. It would net more than $82 million at the mid-point of the range.
The company is the second Bay Area biotech IPO on Friday to supersize…
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:04:00 +0000 University of Hawaii at Manoa interim chancellor calls for Cancer Center internal review Robert Bley-Vroman, interim chancellor for the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has called for an internal review of the UH Cancer Center.
Bley-Vroman has asked Vassilis Syrmos, the UH vice president for research and innovation, to led the review, which will focus on assessing the center’s financial resources, human resources, facilities, policies, practices and management capabilities currently in place, the chancellor said in a memo posted on the university's website.
The UH Research Advisory…
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:52:00 +0000 ESPN: Ravens execs collaborated to soften Ray Rice's punishment, keep video private A devastating report published late Friday contradicts much of what Baltimore Ravens and NFL executives have said about their handling of Ray Rice's domestic violence incident.
ESPN's "Outside the Lines" is reporting Ravens officials understood the severity of Rice's attack on his then-fiancee and now wife, Janay Rice, on Feb. 15 in an Atlantic City elevator. They sought to mitigate Rice's punishment, prevent video from inside the elevator — subsequently leaked by TMZ— from becoming public and…
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