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When he hears, others listen – Sotirios J. Vahaviolos of Physical Acoustics Corp

When he hears, others listen – Sotirios J. Vahaviolos of Physical Acoustics Corp – company profile Barbara E. Thornbury When He Hears, Others Listen Sotirios J. Vahaviolos is a man whose business is to hear things most people don’t. Sometimes he wishes he didn’t. His work makes him acutely aware of the dangers posed to […]

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Learning what workers think

Learning what workers think – employee attitudes Thomas J. Burns Learning What Workers Think A professional survey of your employees’ attitudes about the company may point to problems, causes and cures. When Lindsay Olive Growers, in Lindsay, Calif., decided it needed a clearer picture of its employees’ opinions about the company, everybody on the payroll–managers […]

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Local delivery – the Messenger Courier Assn. of the Americas may be able to give some assistance to small start-up courier services

Local delivery – the Messenger Courier Assn. of the Americas may be able to give some assistance to small start-up courier services – Brief Article Stephen Blakely I live in a small, rural community near three large metropolitan areas, all of which are served by large package-delivery companies. I see a need locally for a […]

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A ringing success – Woodstock Percussion Inc. makes perfectly tuned wind chimes

A ringing success – Woodstock Percussion Inc. makes perfectly tuned wind chimes – Company Profile Melinda Zetlin Percussionist Garry Kvistad had a big complaint about wind chimes: They always seemed way off-key to his musician’s ear. “I was annoyed by the sound of those things,” he recalls. “I didn’t mind so much the ones that […]

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Chairmanship Changes On Key Committees – changes in Congressional committee leadership

Chairmanship Changes On Key Committees – changes in Congressional committee leadership – Brief Article James Worsham The incoming Congress will have new leadership in important House and Senate committees as a result of retirements, election losses on Nov. 3, and the Republican leadership changes. Here are the new chairmen of some committees important to small […]

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The new attraction in leasing

The new attraction in leasing – lease and rental services; includes related article Bob Gatty The New Attraction In Leasing Every day gleaming white trucks emblazoned with the words “With Love From Kings’ ply the highways of northern New Jersey. Fresh groceries are being delivered to the 15 stores operated by Kings Super Markets, Inc. […]

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Getting down to funny business

Getting down to funny business – humor in business Getting Down To Funny Business Snoopy is working for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Garfield the cat is promoting a resort community in Florida. The Little Tramp of silent movie fame is already a veteran salesman of IBM computers. A sharp-tongued, standup comedian is in demand […]

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Guaranteed results

Guaranteed results – service guarantees Charles A. Jaffe Guaranteed Results In September 1988, JWS Technologies Inc., a Piscataway, N.J., industrial gas distributor, was late on 311 of its roughly 7,500 scheduled deliveries. Although that late-delivery rate of 4.85 percent didn’t send customers bolting to the competition – after all, late deliveries sometimes have to be […]

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Investing smart in real estate; opportunities in a solid market range from homes to shopping centers

Investing smart in real estate; opportunities in a solid market range from homes to shopping centers Mary-Margaret Wantuck REAL ESTATE has become the most democratic of investments. According to the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse, 53 percent of both personal wealth and the value of business fixed capital in the United States is in the […]

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Leasing passes the road test – small business motor vehicle fleet leasing

Leasing passes the road test – small business motor vehicle fleet leasing – includes directory of leasing services Julie Candler A new fleet of heavy-duty trucks arrived at PWS Foods, Inc., in Grand Prairie, Texas, in 1993. Since then, the refrigerated trucks have made daily deliveries to supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, and food services, supplying […]