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Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?
Here's a list of other stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving, according to news reports and company statements: Ace Hardware Barnes & Noble Patagonia Dillard's Crate and Barrel Neiman Marcus GameStop Nordstrom Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Coat Factory REI However, some stores are moving Black Friday up to begin on turkey day. Kmart, for example, will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open to shoppers for "42 hours straight." And J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company tweeted, which is three hours earlier than last year. 

1,000 New Jobs at Next Tuesday’s HIREvent

1,000 New Jobs at Next Tuesday’s HIREvent

Sacramento’s HIREvent will feature a variety of public and private sector employers looking to hire, and offer free one-on-one resume help from employment counselors.

WHAT:       Sacramento’s HIREvent – FREE ADMISSION

WHEN:      Tuesday, October 7th, noon – 4pm

WHERE:   Crowne Plaza – 5321 Date Avenue (Madison & I-80)

Industries: Information Technology, Government (State and Federal), Customer Service, Engineering, Administration, Aerospace, Medical, Legal, and Banking.

Bill Increasing Penalties for Frivolous Lawsuits Signed Into Law by Governor Brown

Bill Increasing Penalties for Frivolous Lawsuits Signed Into Law by Governor Brown

On Thursday, September 18, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2494 to curb frivolous litigation tactics.

Prior to 1995, California law provided that litigants subjected to bad-faith and unmeritorious tactics could seek sanctions in the form of attorney’s fees. While invoking this provision did occur and promoted fairness in tactics, it was rare because a very high burden of proof is required to establish bad-faith.

"CMTA appreciates Ken's work on this bill - it demonstrates his commitment to reform the difficult regulatory climate in California,” said Jack Stewart, President of California Manufacturers and Technology Association. “He understands that we need to find ways to make regulations less burdensome and reduce compliance costs such as the frivolous litigation this bill will discourage."

20,000-seat Stadium Plan

20,000-seat Stadium Plan

Sacramento Republic's proposed MLS stadium Sacramento’s soccer franchise, Republic FC, announced plans yesterday to build a 20,000-seat stadium in the city’s downtown railyard.  And how would it be paid for? Questions remain over how the stadium will be financed. Mayor Kevin Johnson has said no city money will be used to help build the facility. Kevin Nagle, the lead investor in the expansion... Read More

Get Back to Work: Business Cards

Get Back to Work: Business Cards

In my upcoming book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the fourth chapter – Business Cards – shares ideas about what to put on a business card and where to print them. 

Here is an excerpt from the book:

Business cards (also referred to as networking cards) are not only for those employed by businesses. Anyone seeking a new opportunity should have a business card. They are a great networking tool, so have them ready and use them.

There are many different places where you can have business cards printed. Try www.vistaprint.com and www.gotprint.net on the Internet, or use a local print shop. You can also purchase business cards at an office supply store, a Wal-Mart, or a Target. Microsoft Word can even be used to create and print them.

Laughs and learning at SACC's Executive Series Seminar

Laughs and learning at SACC's Executive Series Seminar

The gathering was quite intimate. Every mahogany-accented seat was filled in Seasons 52’s Napa room on a bright Wednesday morning. Custom-built wine racks framed the projection screen, the audience hushed over fresh fruit and bagels. The warmth of its rustic décor was matched only by Gordon Fowler’s bright laughing eyes as he told story after story to nearly 60 people, some of whom had to stand because the room was so packed.

As President and CEO of 3fold Communications, telling engaging stories is something Fowler does best.

With over 20 years experience in marketing and communications, Fowler spoke August 13 at Seasons 52 in Sacramento as the fourth installment of Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC)'s Executive Series.

Networking short game at SACC's 20th Annual Bamboo Classic

Networking short game at SACC's 20th Annual Bamboo Classic

Imagine replacing the muted beige walls and lacquered wood trimming with the golden hills of the Northern California Valley; the blare of ringing cellphones silenced by the soft footsteps of wild turkeys crossing lush green grass; good food and good weather being the apex of a sales pitch rather than the staccato hum of a PowerPoint slide.

Imagine a boardroom presentation with Mother Nature as your Closer.

Nearly 20 Northern California businesses made the above a reality.   

The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC) hosted its 20th Annual Bamboo Classic Golf Tournament July 21 at Catta Vedera Country Club in Lincoln, Calif.

Over 140 golfers, representing a wide-array of the Sacramento region’s business community, participated in SACC’s signature fundraising event. Northern California small businesses capitalized on a unique opportunity to network with tournament participants through tee box sponsorship.