CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2011.08.18
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It’s not that I don’t care about your taking the kids to the pool, or that you are angry at your boyfriend or girlfriend. I want to learn something, from you, that will help me grow. In turn, I’ll offer you something that may help you. I ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.12.02
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In 1890 at Wounded Knee Creek on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Home of the Oglala Lakota Nation, more then 350 WOMEN, CHILDREN and typically older or infirm men were massacred by US Troops. MASSACRED, MURDERED. They had no defense. These are some of the names: 1. ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.10.07
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Reading September’s 2010 report “Biggest Bang for the Buck” put out by Americans for Insurance Reform.  This report was generated for the State of Washington which is one of four self insuring states for Workers’ Compensation.  Ohio is another.  Employers in the other forty six states ...

CATEGORY › CHAMPION
2010.09.30
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I remember those summer days with my Grandparents in Minnesota. Drive to Prior Lake (there were so many!), fish, boat, and swim … AND…skip rocks. How far could I get them to go? How many time times could I get them to skip? It seemed like ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.09.21
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I have been loving the junk mail that has recently been piling up on our end table near the front door. I especially like the mail from AARP. The first one appeared in anticipation of my fiftieth birthday as ominously as a crack in a ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.09.21
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Her eyes opened with the sound of the crickets. She loved their song. The clock said 4:40. “No point in sleeping any longer, five will be here in no time may as well just get up and go for a walk!” she thought. It was a clear ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.08.30
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It is pitiful that a country as strong as the USA allows itself to react negatively to news about our economy that in turn makes the recovery even more difficult. Whatever happened “No I’m not going to let someone else dictate what I do”? We seem to ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.08.26
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Mr. Joseph William Briggs, the “City Delivery Pioneer,” of the United States Postal Service, (which by the way, is the second oldest federal division or bureau in the country) was a postal clerk right in the great land of Cleve when he implemented this idea. It ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.08.20
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I was surfing the net looking for recipes for the harvested vegetables I've purchased at our local farmers markets.  I'm sure you can relate if you have your own vegetable garden and don't can and freeze or are a member of your local CSA. I found ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.08.13
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Mankind has always had a special relationship with the stars. In the modern world we explore them scientifically: searching for the answers to the Big Questions regarding the origins of life and the extent of the wider universe around us. We look up at the ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.08.11
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Perhaps it only used to be that people wanted to learn. Now it just seems that all people really want to do is be entertained. Have we really become the characters in sci-fi novels and movies of the past that had all humans turned into driveling, ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.07.16
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Money, fame and the envy of millions cannot hold a candle to being able to positively affect the lives of millions, the futures of millions and the futures of generations to come. Literally BILLIONS of people would die for the opportunity to do so. It is ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.07.14
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REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month. REMINDER.....  all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls. .... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS To prevent this, call the following number from your ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.07.13
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I wish that we here at Champion had been able to talk to Lebron James before he announced his decision to leave Cleveland and go to the Miami Heat. I wish we had the opportunity to share ideas and strategies with him so that he ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.07.12
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“Now, if 6 turned up to be 9, I don't mind, I don't mind. If all the hippies cut off their hair, I don't care, I don't care. Did, 'cos I got my own world to live through And I ain't gonna copy you.”  - Jimi Hendrix These are strange words ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.06.28
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Champion Personnel is a large staffing service. We pride ourselves on personal service, attempting to give more than others. 47 years in business. 2nd oldest in NE Ohio, and much larger than the oldest. We don't treat people like CATTLE, and don't like organizations who ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.06.15
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They may forget what you said, but they will NEVER forget how you made them feel~Carl W. Buechner I was at my daughter’s softball game the other night and I observed an interaction between 2 team mates that literally sat me back in my seat ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.06.15
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I met a gentleman about a week ago who was selling his home.  He had just finalized a long, grueling divorce.  I listened to his story as he gave me the details delivered with a sarcastic bitterness.  In the midst of this discussion he described ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.06.09
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Many people use social media such as Facebook or MySpace to keep in touch with friends and associates. It used to be that people would speak to their immediate audience and be the person the audience would like them to be. Now in the social media ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.06.01
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Living in Northeast Ohio is really like being married.  The longer you are here the more your love grows for the region.  After time the little things that once irritated you so much, don’t.  Like leaving the toilet seat up or down (hey, it works ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.05.24
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Last September, NorTech in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation and with support from the Fund for Our Economic Future, launched NorTech Energy Enterprise to accelerate commercial activity in Northeast Ohio's advanced energy industry. As part of this initiative, NorTech played a ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.05.18
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Mentoring by Pamela Glowski In many of the career choices I have made in the past, I learned early on that having a MENTOR that I connect with is the key to success.  If anyone believes that earning a degree or professional certificate qualifies him or ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.05.14
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The Hive has died.  The colony fought.  All winter it held on for dear life.  Come spring it became weaker and weaker.  Three weeks ago I gave it a new queen in hopes that she could turn the colony around.  There were not enough honeybees ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.05.11
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Enough is enough! Let’s simply look at it this way: More people are out of work now than 2 years ago. People are getting hired again. Business is picking up. The government is hiring. People and businesses are cautious. The economy is good and bad, depends ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.04.28
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I happened upon an interesting blog article recently from Today’s Workplace written by Srikumar Rao.  The article was entitled “Why Positive Thinking is Bad for You”. The title intrigued me because I happen to be a positive thinking person.  I am such a positive person that ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.04.26
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International corporation needs to take HR to the next level or professionalism. You will be THE person in the USA to mold and implement new procedures, systems and visions that mesh with a new corporate vision to reach $1 Bil (A substantial boost from where ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.04.08
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Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation did it again! They canceled the necessary help to Ohio’s economy that was found in the original DFWP program, which gave Ohio employers a deeply discounted – 10,15 or 20% premium discount based on the level of involvement in the program, ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.03.29
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“Yeah, that job sounds like a good one but if I take it, it’ll hurt my unemployment benefits so I’m gonna have to pass, thanks anyway.” What’s wrong with this picture?  People are turning down good, well paying, permanent job opportunities for fear of loosing their ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.03.17
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No one wants to go to a sandbox everyday…unless you’re a kid. It seems like every company has at least one reporter. By that I mean the employee who goes around and gets all the gossip they can find about all the other employees and reports ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.03.17
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“This time like all times is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it”: Emerson And we showed that we did not, over the last many years, know what to do with good times. If we did, we would not have ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.03.12
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It was one of the first Spring like mornings in Cleveland for a very long time. Wednesday morning, in March waiting for the bus to come before school two little nine year old boys were shooting hoops in the driveway because they just had too ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.03.09
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What the Frick! Where the living hell did all these “Speakers” come from? Is everyone an expert on Jobs, Employment and such? Or even “Social Media”. A friend (who is in another field is speaking on Jobs). Another friend (in another field) is speaking on “Social ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.03.08
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On average, Americans use 70 gallons of water, per person, per day in the home. Add another 100 gallons for outdoor activities. I know, what's the big deal right? Sure, there is water everywhere, but only a small fraction is suitable for consumption. It is ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.03.08
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By Kendall Embrescia Ice Skating. Boots. Jackets. Bustier. Pockets. Boat covers. Tents. Prom. School supplies. Car covers. Fashion. Running. Slacks. Punk. Laundry bags. Purses. Horse tack. Baby clothes. Mail carriers. Camera cases. Hip sacks. Halloween. Seduction. Travel. Wallets. Skiing. Matrimony. Jumpsuits. A routinely used mechanism connects ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.03.05
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They are a Weatherhead 100 company (like mine), but they have yet to understand how to treat a vendor. (Can't be a Great Workplace 2.0) First, they think that they know hiring. Their HR person came from a BIG company, where the air was rarefied and ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
2010.01.13
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About 5 years ago a plethora of articles appeared and books were written about the coming “Talent Crisis”. Baby Boomers were finally going to retire from those coveted jobs at the top and make room for the younger generations who were waiting on their couches ...