• Business Management

    Pamplin Media Group – The business of helping businesses succeed

    COCC’s Small Business Development Center is a steady resource in a time of uncertainty Geoff Frank, owner of Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, a paddling outfitter and guiding company, makes his livelihood on the banks of the Deschutes River, where his Bend shop has been located for the past 20 years. “Our whole mission is to create paddlers,” he said of the busy company, which caters to all manner of boaters and floaters with gear, rentals and instruction, and typically employs some 60 staffers in the summer.But when COVID-19 swept in, troubled waters were unavoidable. Small businesses that have a  

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  • Business Analysts

    Understanding COVID-19: How Data Scientists Are Essential to Storytelling

    As coronavirus cases surge in parts of the U.S. and a vaccine solution looms, Americans, as well as many around the world, remain fixated on making sense of the numbers. Whether it’s confirmed cases, recovery rates, asymptomatic spread, daily deaths or how many vaccinations are needed to reach herd immunity, the data tracked by scientists tell a story. It’s a story that would be difficult to understand without context, says John Olson, Opus College of Business professor of operations and supply chain management, who also is the faculty director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program. The Newsroom  

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  • Business Accounting

    Holly Bischoff named CFO at EMJ Construction and more Chattanooga-area career moves

    Holly Bischoff Holly Bischoff named CFO at EMJ Construction EMJ Construction has appointed Holly Bischoff as chief financial officer, responsible for the overall fiscal functions of EMJ and its subsidiaries and related companies. She will continue to work with the executive leadership team to establish long range goals, strategies, plans and policies for each while aligning them with the overall mission, strategy and vision of EMJ. “Holly has been an integral part of the accounting and finance department for many years,” said Burt Odom, president and CEO of EMJ Construction. “She’s been the backbone of the accounting department during her  

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  • Home Insurance

    Does homeowners insurance cover jewelry?

    Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Jewelry is among the most expensive, valuable belongings many of us own — but because jewelry is small and easy to go unnoticed, most homeowners insurance policies only offer limited coverage in the event that it’s damaged or stolen. If you have an engagement ring, heirloom, or custom jewelry pieces, you’ll need to get special coverage beyond your homeowners policy. 

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  • Health Insurance

    Covid-19 Expected to Reshape Health-Care Sector, HHS Says

    The coronavirus pandemic will reshape health-care spending, even though its full impact on the sector isn’t yet known, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a report that found health-care spending increased at a relatively slow pace in 2019 due to greater hospital care and drug expenditures. Federal officials warned that the findings don’t include any of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on health-care spending. “Although the full impact of the pandemic on the health-care sector is not yet known, it is certain that it will have profound consequences on the provision and consumption of health care  

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  • Finance

    Froth or fundamentals? – What explains investors’ enthusiasm for risky assets? | Finance & economics

    Dec 19th 2020 EVEN IN NORMAL times, there is an element of drama to the markets. The oil price may spike or slump in reaction to a geopolitical wobble; bond yields may leap on strong jobs figures; and shareholders may pump up a stock that posted juicy profits. But 2020 has taken the drama to an extreme (see chart 1). The equity sell-off in March was unmatched in its swiftness: stocks lost 30{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} of their value in a month. The yield on ten-year American Treasuries, the most important asset worldwide, fell by half between January and the middle of  

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  • Business News

    How To Bring Employees Back To Your Small Business

    CEO of National Business Capital & Services, the #1 FinTech marketplace offering streamlined small business loans and services. getty The Covid-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented financial ripple effect in nearly every industry but hit the small businesses that define America the hardest. Throughout the first six months of the pandemic, more than 60 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance. That’s 23 million more than the 37 million who filed claims during the 18-month Great Recession.  By now, many small-business owners who made the difficult decision to shrink or temporarily pause are rebuilding. As they have already learned, though, rebuilding  

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  • Insurance

    Insurance changes could help disabled veterans, troops in the new year

    Disabled veterans will see a dramatic increase in their life insurance coverage, and new protections in how traumatic injury insurance claims are paid out, under reforms included in a massive veterans bill passed by Congress this week. The changes are just two of dozens of new initiatives in the bill, which was unanimously approved by both chambers and is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump in coming days. The legislation — named for former Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and outgoing House Veterans’ Affairs Committee ranking member Phil Roe, R-Tenn. — lifts cap  

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