The pandemic made 2020 a difficult year for many small businesses, as many closed permanently. But other small companies had success despite the surge in outbreaks and are hoping to build on those achievements in 2021. How can they keep their momentum going, and what can other companies learn from their struggles to navigate the challenges of the new year? “To stay afloat, owners adjusted on the fly and creatively found ways to change their operations,” says Chris Buitron, CEO and president of Mosquito Authority® (www.mosquito-authority.com). “Those that survived can use innovations
by Kaylan Ware On September 23, Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized in a letter to his employees for comments made in a June 16 memo titled “Our commitment to change.” “While it might sound like an excuse, the unfortunate reality is that there is a very limited pool of Black talent to recruit from with this specific experience,” Scharf said in the June 16 memo. He also repeated this sentiment during a company Zoom meeting. In the same memo, Scharf proposed to double the number of Black senior leaders
Hires African Americans for senior-level positions by Rob Taylor Jr. Sure, anyone would be excited, even exuberant, about the prospects of leading one of Pittsburgh’s most cherished companies, one that’s been in existence for some 140 years. That was the case for Steven Malnight, who received his bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Notre Dame, an MBA from Dartmouth College’s prestigious Tucker School of Business, then later worked magic for nearly 15 years at the Pacific Gas and Electric utility company (California) in a variety of roles, including senior vice
Effective October 1, Under Armour announced Wes Moore will serve on its Board of Directors. Moore, 41, is a New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Robin Hood foundation, a nonprofit that has dispersed more than $3 billion to fight injustices in education, health, housing and expanding career opportunities. “I’m excited to join the extraordinary team at Under Armour. Throughout my career, I have worked at the intersection of business and community helping to drive value for a dynamic and broad base of stakeholders,” said Moore.
Real Times Media CEO Hiram Jackson recently sat down with radio personality Frankie Darcell to talk about business, race, and politics in addition to media diversity. The discussion is apart of Darcell's podcast series "HEADLINES". Jackson dives in-depth into the impact of 2020 so far, and what he envisions the future will entail. Check out the full interview. Click HERE. (Photo courtesy: MIX 92.3 FM)
Dear Network, During these trying times, we wanted to reach out to you to bring you a bit of good news. Just like you, we hunkered down at home to ensure that we kept our families and our communities safe amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Then, we watched in horror as our community witnessed yet another example of police brutality. Over the past few months, we have been saddened, afraid, horrified and angry. But we’ve also been inspired by the leadership and resiliency of our community to face two crises with bravery, creativity, and passion. We know that the African American community possess