Friday, February 03, 2023

Business Spotlight

Are You a Venus Flytrap or a Horse?

It is said that some fundraising professionals in the nonprofit world—and even some in profit-making industries (e.g., investments) and even those who gravitate to political spheres—share characteristics that resemble qualities we find in both the animal and plant kingdoms. It is unlikely this is a thought that crosses most minds. But


The Case for a Regular Résumé Update

As long as I’ve been an independent career coach (25 years) and career columnist (19 years), I’ve insisted that it’s not enough for a résumé to be great; it must also be current. It’s still true—more so than ever—for three reasons that have always been there and a fourth reason that’s becoming more compelling each


How About Some Good News?

Since the beginning of 2022, it feels as if there hasn’t been much good news. Financial markets have been down, Russia has invaded Ukraine, the effects of sanctions are reverberating around the world, and energy prices and inflation are skyrocketing. I officially became old when I turned 40 in mid-February. At


The Evolution of Career Services at YU

(Courtesy of YU) Career services in higher education has had many faces over the years resulting from the needs of the institution and greater society, shifts in the economy and emerging trends in the job market. The first face was that of a vocation bureau in the early 20 thcentury whose sole purpose was to assist those


Cinch and NRS Join Forces

Cinch, the Englewood-based grocery delivery service, is joining the team at National Retail Solutions (NRS). A division of IDT, NRS was founded in 2015 and offers a network of point-of-sale services to help smaller- to medium-sized businesses, including convenience stores, family


Ten Sessions to Greater Happiness With Rabbi Mark Spiro

How can Rabbi Mark Spiro help a person feel happier after only 10 sessions?

“Everyone responds differently of course, but some people report feeling much happier after only one or two sessions,” said Rabbi Spiro, a practitioner of the Innate Health therapeutic approach since 2007. “It


‘Parsha Through STEAM’ Makes Parsha Learning Fun

Led by an innovative and passionate educator, Sarah Hochman created Parsha Through STEAM, a fun and unique way for children to learn the parsha of the week. Hochman lives in Stamford, Connecticut and has taught Jewish studies and science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) for 25 years.


New NYC-Israel Chamber of Commerce Launches

The NYC-Israel Chamber will work to help companies grow their businesses in New York City.

(Courtesy of NYC-Israel Chamber of Commerce) The Government of Israel Economic Mission to the US- East Coast, the BIRD Foundation, and the new Israel-NYC Chamber of Commerce jointly


Senior Direct Brings Message of Hope

Caren Redlich, LCSW and CEO of Senior Direct, leaves a lasting impression. A highly educated and trained therapeutic professional with extensive experience in our communities over decades, Redlich, in her own words, “offers seniors a message of hope.”

Senior Direct’s specialty


Steinreich Communications Acquires South African Digital Marketing Agency

Acquisition serves as the agency’s entrance to the African continent.

(Courtesy of Steinreich Communications) Steinreich Communications Group, Inc., an international public relations firm, has acquired the Omniado Agency, one of South Africa’s leading design and digital marketing agencies. The


Get Smart With Professor Ross

With more and more colleges going “test-optional,” the emphasis on standardized tests, like the SAT or ACT, is quickly being replaced with a focus on high school GPA scores. For decades high schoolers were told to diligently prepare for the standardized test, in some cases framing it as the most important variable in a


Let’s Play ‘Moneyball’

I know it’s been 10 years since the film was released, and 18 years since the book that inspired it was published, but I want to talk about “Moneyball.” I’m a sports fan, and this movie and portrayal of the 2002 Oakland A’s was right up my alley. However, this isn’t the only reason I loved this movie.

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