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Cost Plus Appoints New Exec to Board of Directors

BY CSA STAFF

Oakland, Calif. Cost Plus announced that Willem Mesdag has been appointed by its board of directors to serve as an independent outside director until the next annual meeting of shareholders, effective immediately.

Mesdag is the founder and managing partner of Red Mountain Capital Partners LLC, an investment firm based in Los Angeles. Red Mountain owns approximately 12.5% of the outstanding shares of Cost Plus.

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Cooking.com names technology vp

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NEW YORK Mark Duvall has been named vp of technology at Cooking.com.

Duvall was most recently with Wolters Kluwer where he led a team developing large-scale enterprise applications.

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Sam’s Club gives special savings to military personnel

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. Sam’s Club announced that it will waive its 10% non-member service fee for non-member purchases for military personnel who visit any of the 598 Sam’s Club locations hosting military open houses on Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15.

To kick off the event, Sam’s Club is offering a holiday greeting card photo session Nov. 17 in Annapolis, Md., Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Colo., Fayetteville, N.C. and Jacksonville, N.C. as well as in Norfolk, Va., Pearl City, Hawaii, San Antonio, San Diego and Woodbridge, Va. Military personnel and their families can get their photo taken by a professional photographer with a Nikon® DSLR camera against a “magical green screen,” depicting several holiday and patriotic themed backdrops, provided by Nikon. Participating military personnel will also receive free 30 complimentary 4 inch by 8 inch greeting cards from Sam’s Club in these locations, a $10.50 value per order.

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