Target Marketing Award Winners Hit Their Mark

More than 80 guests and employees attended SouthComm Publishing and Targeting Marketing’s first annual awards banquet held on April 11. Online PR News – 22-April-2015 – Florence, KY – Tyler Shepard, of Union, KY, was the 2014 Sales Associate of the Year. It was one of several awards announced by Target Marketing Inc. (TMI) and SouthComm Publishing (SCP) at its first annual awards...

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Proud to be partner with MyChamberApp and Rain (please see number 7)

By now, startups like Slack, MongoDB, Cloudera, Pure Storage are well known for their fast-growing businesses. But we wondered: Who are the fastest-growing startups in the world that serve businesses, that we should be hearing about next (i.e. enterprise startups)? That’s a loaded question, we know. It all depends on your definition of “fastest growing.” Startups are private...

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Target Marketing & SouthComm Publishing Names Scott Robertson to Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President at Target Marketing & SouthComm Publising Target Marketing & SouthComm Publishing announced it has promoted Scott Robertson to Executive Vice President. He has been with Target Marketing for more than 18 years, most recently as its Vice President of Business Development for both companies. Source: Cincinnati Business...

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Jackie Johnson (Lakeland, FL) has to be a proud mom! Brian Johnson’s Fenway Return A Potential Preview For Red Sox Prospect

BOSTON — Red Sox prospect Brian Johnson stood along the first base line Saturday at Fenway Park. The left-hander was just named the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Johnson, as you’d imagine, was excited about the prestigious honor. His return to Fenway, however, was about far more than baseball hardware. The last time Johnson had been at Fenway was a dark day in the...

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Smith earns Certified Chamber Executive designation

Allen Smith, President of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has earned the designation of Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The CCE is the only national certification for chamber professionals. The announcement was made July 24 at ACCE’s annual convention in Oklahoma City. “The applicants who are designated CCEs rightfully earn this...

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Joplin chamber helping Moore set up business recovery fund

JOPLIN, Mo. — Moore, Okla., would look “pretty familiar” to Joplin residents, Rob O’Brian, president of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, said Saturday. But two years after Joplin was struck by a massive tornado, things have improved dramatically, O’Brian said, and that message was part of what he delivered over the weekend to his counterparts in Moore. He was accompanied by Larry...

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Chamber’s hard-won support key to school bonds’ chances

Leaders of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce publicly affirmed their “full support” for the Austin school district’s $892 million bond package on Tuesday, after a messy clash at Monday night’s school board meeting. Two trustees accused the chamber of blackmail because the chamber wouldn’t support the bond issue unless the district adopted a firm deadline for a plan to address the...

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Why a top app maker is ditching BlackBerry

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Here’s a sign of just how far BlackBerry’s star has fallen: The maker of one popular app is pulling the plug, citing a “steady exodus” of users gravitating instead to Android and the iPhone. Visual voicemail company YouMail is ending development on its BlackBerry app. YouMail CEO Alex Quilici said in a blog post that the decision was...

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SouthComm acquires Cincinnati weekly

SouthComm Inc., the parent of Nashville Post, announced Monday it has acquired CityBeat, an alternative weekly in Cincinnati, from Lightborne Publishing Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The award-winning CityBeat launched in November of 1994 and becomes the sixth alt weekly under the SouthComm umbrella, making the company the second-largest owner of alt weeklies in the country....

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Mobile Apps, Social Sites Are Key Search Tools For Local Business

Tablets and smartphones continue to influence local search and consumer buying habits, but social networks, mobile apps and daily deals have become the go-to source for finding information about nearby businesses, according to a new survey. Some 49% of mobile and tablet users use apps for local business searches, and 64% of tablet owners search for local stores on the device at least weekly, with...

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General Electric Supports The USA

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Electric Co. plans to hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years and invest $580 million to expand its aviation business. The announcements Monday were part of a four-day event that the global conglomerate is hosting with partners in Washington, D.C., that focuses on issues such as manufacturing and job creation in America. GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt heads up President...

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Red State, Green City: How Austin Has Become America’s Clean-Tech Hub

The solar panels sparkle on the rooftop of HelioVolt’s 12,000 sq m manufacturing facility. Inside, an elaborate line of printing machines, lasers, chemical baths and ovens — with help from the occasional white-coated human being — transforms a sheet of glass less than a centimeter thick into a solar module in just over two and a half hours. The sheets are a far cry from the thick,...

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Rob Jiranek Joins Southcomm as COO

Nashville-based Southcomm Inc. has announced the hiring of Rob Jiranek to serve as Chief Operating Officer. Jiranek, 49, was formerly Vice President of Niche Publishing at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, TN. While there he led the launch of the company’s multi-title niche publishing division, including Good Health, Memphis Spoon and Fix magazines. Prior to that Jiranek served as partner...

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Premier Maps – Busted Again!

Please make sure when you are sponsoring your local chamber of commerce publications that you are actually doing it with the company endorsed by the chamber and supporting the correct campaign! Chamber: Map seller unauthorized The Marble Falls area is facing another round of a company claiming to represent a local organization or agency with a fundraising project which is actually...

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