Broadway Stage Managers Form Group To Expand BIPOC Opportunities, Plan First Networking Event

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EXCLUSIVE: Another step is being taken in Broadway’s efforts to confront its own systemic racism: Broadway & Beyond, founded by stage and production managers of Hadestown, Frozen and Aladdin, has scheduled its first event to encourage and support young or aspiring stage managers of color.

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (A Soldier’s Play, American Son) will introduce a panel discussion and Q&A with professionals from Broadway, national tours, and regional theaters across the country as Broadway & Beyond’s kick-off virtual event, set for Thursday, Dec. 17. The panel will feature production supervisors, stage managers and general managers representing organizations including Disney Theatrical Productions, Bespoke Theatricals, Foresight Theatrical, RCI Theatricals, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, St. Louis’ Muny, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, among others.

The new organization – its full title is Broadway & Beyond: Access For Stage Managers Of Color – was

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Core Development Group Wins RFP to Develop Solar on Multiple Properties for Extra Space Storage

MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Core Development Group, a leading solar energy developer, announced today that it has been awarded and signed contracts for the development of solar energy systems at 30 properties owned by Extra Space Storage.

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Per the contract, Core Development Group will be responsible for the design, development, and project management of PV systems for the rooftops of Extra Space Storage buildings throughout multiple states in the U.S.

“We are incredibly proud and excited to partner with such an esteemed and like-minded company as Extra Space Storage,” said Henry Cortes, Owner and Founder of Core Development Group. “I know our collaborative efforts will have a positive impact on the environment and climate goals in multiple US regions.”

The RFP, which included over 100 properties, is part of Extra Space’s continued commitment to sustainability through renewable energy. They were named the top U.S. Self-storage

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Nationwide Marketing Group Launches Dedicated Performance Groups for Servicing Dealers

Peer groups provide networking support and exclusive training opportunities to members who service appliances

Although Linley Dew grew up in the appliance sales and service business, he still wondered sometimes, as a second-generation co-owner, how his store was performing compared to others of a similar size. Especially when it came to service.

“Before I was in any kind of networking group, I felt like I was on an island for my business,” recalls Dew, whose parents founded the family-owned appliance and HVAC business Dew’s in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., in 1947. “There was no one I could talk to. But once I started reaching out to other independent retailers, I found a network that I could share things with, and I didn’t feel so alone. They kept me from going down rabbit holes and helped me stay on the right track to make

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Consumer Group Sues Apple in Belgium and Spain Over iPhone Throttling

An EU consumer advocacy group has filed class-action lawsuits against Apple in both Belgium and Spain for “unfair and misleading commercial practices” related to the iPhone performance management system it introduced in iOS 10.2.1 without informing customers.

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Brought by Euroconsumers, which describes itself as the “world’s leading consumer cluster organization,” the suits allege that the system introduced via iOS update in order to preserve battery life amount to “planned obsolescence.”

In a press release on Wednesday, the group stated:

The lawsuits cover owners of ‌iPhone‌ 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus and alleges Apple engaged in unfair and misleading commercial practices. The lawsuits ask for compensation of on average at least 60 euro for each affected consumer in Belgium and Spain.

Apple introduced power management features for older iPhones to prevent unexpected shutdowns during times of peak power draw on devices with degraded batteries.

These power management features throttle

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Core Development Group Launches Zero-Cost PPA, 10 Years Free Energy Offer

MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Core Development Group, a leading solar energy developer, announced today that is officially offering a Zero-Cost PPA with 10 years of free energy for companies and non-profit entities in New Jersey and Washington D.C.

The Zero-Cost PPA  is a No Up-Front and No-Cost-Energy offer for non-profits and commercial/industrial electric consumers in N.J. and Washington D.C. Core Development will assess your site for feasibility, and in 90% or more cases, they will offer a design-build-own-operate contract with building owners for 10 years of free energy. This means the energy portion of a participating customer’s bill will be significantly decreased for ten years, while the customer still pays the utility each month for other delivery and service charges. 

“We are extremely proud and humbled to be able to provide 10 years of free energy with our new Zero-Cost PPA offer, especially as companies and

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Route Networking Group Open Positions

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At Route Networking Group we fill diverse roles, across many industries and verticals, from Executive Assistants and Accountants to Software Engineers and CEOs.

However, our strong suits are those hard-to-fill executive and technical positions.

It’s not just a cliché.

The average American spends almost 9-hours a day at work. That’s 45 hours per week, and – if you’re lucky – with vacation and holidays, that’s 50 weeks per year. A massive portion of our lives is spent at work, and reading the above statistics, you’d think that was a bad thing. But – we believe – it shouldn’t be!

We grow up hearing over and over again, “Find your passion and make it a career.” We hit our twenties, and that sentiment becomes clichéd. We settle. We often jump on the first thing that comes our way for the sake of security.

Route Networking Group was born out

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Grand Rapids economic development group working to improve the success rates for Black businesses plans HQ

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) is still aggressively working on plans to construct the organization’s first-ever headquarters on the city’s Southeast Side, according Jamiel Robinson, founder and chief executive officer.

The economic development social enterprise, launched in July 2013, works to expand opportunities for Black businesses in the Metro Grand Rapids area. The proposed headquarters, District 2012, will be located at 2012 Eastern Ave. SE in Seymour Square, a business district in one of Grand Rapids Opportunity Zones known as Southtown.

Robinson said the District 2012 headquarters there will serve as a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation and culture.

“GRABB having its HQ located in this business district attracts new resources, investments that benefit existing residents and brings new Black businesses to the area,” Robinson said.

“We also believe being there will ignite action from residents, small businesses, community organizations and other local economy stakeholders around

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One reseller group snagged nearly 3,500 PlayStation 5 consoles, and the resale market might be the only place to score one after it sold out everywhere online



graphical user interface, text, application: After getting to checkout, PlayStation 5 buyers found out the device had already sold out. Walmart


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After getting to checkout, PlayStation 5 buyers found out the device had already sold out. Walmart

  • The PlayStation 5 launched this week in Europe and the United Kingdom, and customers encountered many of the same issues they faced in the US: The console was sold out near-instantly at most retailers.
  • The only way to get a PlayStation 5 at launch was through a preorder, but some retailers sold PS5 consoles digitally on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A robust resale market for the coveted new game console is at least partially to blame, and that market is dominated by groups that work collectively and use “bots” to buy up as much stock as possible.
  • The manager of one such group told Business Insider that his group is responsible for thousands of PlayStation 5 purchases headed for resale. “You have to put the work in otherwise you literally don’t stand
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Hyundai Motor Group Announces an Accelerator Program for Tech Startups

The ZER01NE Accelerator 2020 open innovation platform facilitates collaboration between Hyundai Motor Group startups and teams on future technology projects.

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Hyundai Motor Group introduced its 2020 ZER01NE Accelerator, an open innovation platform that facilitates collaboration between startups and the Group’s internal teams on various projects.

This program discovers valued startups and develops strategic possibilities for the use of their new technologies.

Various teams within the Group have developed a total of 50 ZER01NE Accelerator projects on 10 topics including data, user experience, human-machine interface, mobility, cargo, robotics, smart factory, logistics, healthcare and materials.

Who can participate?

Startups legally registered and interested in verticals of Artificial Intelligence, Smart Mobility, Smart City, New

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Networking group helps businesses Revive and Thrive

The RGA Networking group offers free membership during pandemic.

MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. — In more ways than one, Tina Morrison knows about pressing issues. The small business owner uses a heat press to create branded masks, and she also knows the worries brought on by COVID-19.

“It was really scary to have that shutdown happen, because overnight I had no income,” explained Morrison. “I had a family; I had to create something. I had to be a role model for my kids and show them, no matter what happens you have to continue and move on.”

Morrison switched course. She steered away from large orders of promotional products and created a new company called Busy LadyBug. Working out of her son’s old bedroom, Morrison now concentrates on small, custom orders of branded masks and t-shirts. “Masks are the new thing—the new thing of 2020,” she said.

Morrison credits the networking

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