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Purdue University Northwest Fall 2020 commencement

Purdue University Northwest’s fall 2020 graduating class consists of more than 1,000 candidates.

Purdue University Northwest is celebrating more than 1,000 fall graduates this semester in a virtual ceremony available online.

PNW Chancellor Thomas Keon and Student Government Association President Oriana White delivered a message to graduates available at, offering advice to the fall class of 2020 as they complete their college education.

“You have … a big advantage over many, because you’ve had to adapt, you’ve had to change, and I’m sure many of you have come up with some very strong, innovative ways to make the end of your college career successful,” Keon said. “Take that ability to change and adapt and use it as you go forward with whatever you do.”

PNW plans to graduate 1,009 candidates this fall. Among its commencement, the university reports officials will confer one doctoral degree, 198 master’s degrees and

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JOHANNESBURG – Website builder BaseKit will partner with Liquid Telecom to provide a website and e-commerce builder to customers of the African telecoms provider.

In a statement on Wednesday, Liquid Telecom said the service would be available in South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Liquid Telecom said its aim was to help thousands of businesses establish a presence online and to furnish its business customers with a “virtual workplace with tools designed to keep their business operating from anywhere”.

The group’s chief digital officer, David Beh, said: “Our business customers are incredibly important to us and we want to make their lives as easy as possible. Trading conditions are challenging in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. We hope that by helping businesses find other ways of trading, they stand a greater chance of success.”


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METUCHEN, NJ – Owing to the growing number of coronavirus cases in the state and town, Metuchen recently announced it was moving all official business online.

“For the first time since mid-June, the Borough is moving back to a virtual operations schedule,” town officials said in statement.

The change though is temporary. Beginning this week, all in-person Borough meetings are suspended. Council members will now meet virtually.

Here’s what will change for all borough residents:

  • Municipal offices: No in-office visits are permitted for the duration without a scheduled appointment. All offices are open and Staff will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to answer questions and concerns from the public via telephone and email.
  • Health Department: Health inspections will continue by appointment only by calling 732-632-8504 or emailing at [email protected] Emergency and critical inspections will also continue.
  • Metuchen Municipal Court: The Metuchen Municipal Court sessions will continue to
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BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ezCater ®, the world’s largest marketplace for business catering, is making it easier to get your favorite Subway® restaurant Footlongs for corporate meetings and large gatherings. Today, ezCater announced the launch of Subway’s new online catering platform as part of the sandwich chain’s overall focus to create even greater digital convenience for guests.

The new Subway catering platform will allow guests, particularly businesses, to make large orders for any occasion from participating Subway restaurants across the U.S.

“An online ordering experience optimized for today’s catering needs is critical so our guests have confidence their event will go smoothly,” said Renee Hourigan, Senior Director of Off-Premises Innovation at Subway. “ezCater’s platform provides effortless online ordering and exceptional customer service.”

“We’ve built our Catering Growth Platform

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Mr. Chima Nwokoro is a business development consultant and founder of 5TT Partners, in this interview, he decried the lack of awareness on an online investment and the immense potentials of online businesses among Nigerians most especially the youths.

Nwokoro is an online investment expert and coach. He is the brain behind the 5TT Profit Club, a popular online platform with over 260,000 investors under his tutelage. According to Nwokoro, his focus is to teach individuals, most especially youths, on how to earn legit wealth online instead of going into internet fraud.


You seem to be involved in a lot of things at the same time. So how would you describe what you do?

I regard myself as a business professional, entrepreneur and online investor. Because i have one thing or the other in those three areas.

I am a business development consultant for 5TT Partners, which

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AUGUSTA, Maine — The start of a new business grant program will be delayed one more day after the system that handles applications for the funding crashed.

Applications for the Tourism, Hospitality and Retail Recovery Grant Program were supposed to open Wednesday, but statewide power outages pushed the opening to Thursday.

Now, the system that handles applications for the program has crashed.

The state Department of Economic and Community Development said Thursday morning that the online portal to apply for the grant will now be available at 9 a.m. on Friday. The system is used by other states, which are also experiencing difficulties, according to the department.

The new relief program aims to help retail and hospitality businesses that have been hard hit by the economic slowdown from the coronavirus pandemic. The program takes $30 million in existing funds left over from a $200 million

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As the U.S enters the busiest time of the year for retailers, Amazon (AMZN) is thriving, saying on Dec. 1 that 2020 “has been the largest holiday shopping season so far in the company’s history.” Walmart (WMT) is seeing big gains in its online sales as well. And Target (TGT) reported a 155% surge in online sales in the third quarter.

But for many small businesses, the story is much different.

Uncertainty among small business in November was at its highest point in four years, according to the National Federation of Small Businesses. That’s due in part to consumers’ rapid shift to online shopping.

In the annual “U.S. Retail Index Study,” IBM data shows the pandemic has accelerated the shift from brick and mortar stores to online shopping by roughly five years. And that’s leaving many small businesses that have relied principally on foot traffic behind.

“The ones who

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UPDATE: Starbucks confirmed the gift card deal will go live at 1 p.m. ET Monday. See more details below.

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Coffee lovers, take note: Starbucks has Cyber Monday deals, too.

This year, the Seattle-based coffee giant has two one-day-only deals, Monday, Nov. 30, both involving freebies.

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Starbucks Rewards members who buy a grande or larger handcrafted beverage on the app using mobile order Monday will get a free drink coupon to redeem the following week, between Dec. 7-13.

a close up of a bottle next to a cup of coffee: Starbucks' holiday drinks and red cups are back to get you in the holiday spirit.

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Starbucks’ holiday drinks and red cups are back to get you in the holiday spirit.

According to the fine print, the one-time offer is not valid on purchases of hot brewed coffee or

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Max Yarchevsky is the CEO and Founder at Boxmode, an award-winning website builder operating across over 190 countries.

The question “Do I really need to go online?” can make many entrepreneurs lose their appetite and even sleep. Urged by the media and competitors, some businesses simply can’t say definitively yes to the idea, nor can they drop it entirely. For them, going online is an extremely hard and time-consuming venture with no clear benefits in the foreseeable future. So, it seems easier to drift toward more urgent and familiar things that they know how to approach right now. 

Yet, going online is a must for entrepreneurs wanting to grow their businesses. As much as 59% of the global population are active internet users and this number is growing. The U.S. has witnessed 10 years of e-commerce growth in less than three months in 2020. As many as 17.2

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