April 13, 2021

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Business Intel: Chipotle, Tropical Smoothie to add Roanoke locations | Business Local



A Chipotle Mexican Grill and Tropical Smoothie Cafe, both to be free-standing restaurants, will be built beside the Shoppes at Blue Hills Village in Roanoke.




Chipotle Mexican Grill and Tropical Smoothie Cafe are adding locations in Roanoke, adjacent to the Blue Hills Village shopping center.

The two national restaurant chains will be built on a 1.5-acre pad site recently purchased by Rocky Mount Realty LLC for $525,000, according to commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer.

Jessica Johnson, first vice president with Thalhimer, said the two free-standing buildings that will house Chipotle and

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Enable Right-Skilling to Add Business Value

Right-skilling is not just another L&D buzzword. It’s about giving employees the skills they need to add business value rather than simply notching up more hours of learning.

In the recent webinar, industry experts Lori Niles-Hofmann and Amanda Nolen joined Ollie Browning of Go1 to reveal what right-skilling looks like, its business benefits, and how you can you make it happen in your organization. Watch the webinar here.

What Is Right-Skilling?

Don’t confuse right-skilling with reskilling, a term associated with helping employees whose jobs become redundant to take on a different role within the company.

With right-skilling, employees learn

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7 Ways Zoom Can Add Zing Your Personal Brand

We’re all spending a lot of time on Zoom these days, leading to plenty of talk about Zoom fatigue. People tuning out. Turning their camera off. Dreading a calendar filled with Zoom links.

But what if Zoom could be your solution for standing out (in a good way) and expanding your personal brand? Zoom – and all its cousins like Google Meet, MS Teams, Cisco Webex, etc. – are here to stay. And video meetings present you with the opportunity to become more influential and impactful – to make your mark. Here’s how:

1. Double Down

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