April 23, 2021

Day: April 23, 2021

How To Write An Authentic Personal Brand Story And Make An Impact Now

By Heather Cherry— 

Businesses have repeatedly developed mission statements and brand stories, offering potential customers or partners an explanation of why they exist. These manifestos affirm an organization’s core beliefs and values—solidifying its long-term vision and mission. 

As a professional, it is essential to instill the same mindset. Think of yourself as a “business” and how you can positively portray that to potential customers, business partners, and more. One of the easiest ways to identify your core strengths, mission, and goals is to create an authentic personal brand story. 

In many cases, your

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Online event to feature local veteran business owners | Local News

Local business owners once again will provide insight into their entrepreneurial journey next week as another installment of the Building Brilliance series takes place on Zoom.

Set for noon Wednesday, the event spotlights local entrepreneurs who are military veterans.

The event is the fourth installment in the Building Brilliance series. Started in November, the series is made possible through a partnership between Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

In the past, the series has highlighted Black entrepreneurs, female entrepreneurs and young entrepreneurs.

“We’re trying to highlight diverse ways that

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Kansas City-area restaurants struggle to hire employees as business picks up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Restaurants in the Kansas City area are having a hard time hiring employees after being forced to close and down-size because of the pandemic.

Megan and Colby Garrelts own Rye Leawood and Rye Plaza. Megan Garrelts said the restaurant business is dealing with an unprecedented challenge to find workers.

“In the 18 years of owning restaurants in the Kansas City area this is by and large the hardest time we’ve ever had trying to find staff,” Garrelts said.

Between added to-go business, outdoor patio seats and people getting vaccinated, Garrelts said both locations are getting back

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Climate Change Could Cut World Economy by $23 Trillion in 2050

WASHINGTON — Rising temperatures are likely to reduce global wealth significantly by 2050, as crop yields fall, disease spreads and rising seas consume coastal cities, a major insurance company warned Thursday, highlighting the consequences if the world fails to quickly slow the use of fossil fuels.

The effects of climate change can be expected to shave 11 percent to 14 percent off global economic output by 2050 compared with growth levels without climate change, according to a report from Swiss Re, one of the world’s largest providers of insurance to other insurance companies. That amounts to as much as

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Investors plough money into US inflation-protected bond funds

Funds that hold inflation-protected bonds are enjoying their longest streak of inflows in more than a decade, as investors gird themselves for an increase in consumer prices as the US economy recovers.

Another $1.2bn flowed into funds that buy US Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or Tips, in the week ended Wednesday, according to data provider EPFR — the 29th consecutive week of net inflows. That took the total for the year to date to $14.4bn.

The current run of inflows is the longest such stretch since the aftermath of the global financial crisis, when Tips funds recorded uninterrupted growth from December

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