Dover Saddlery to open first Ohio store
Littleton, Mass. – Dover Saddlery Retail Inc. plans to open the first Dover Saddlery tack store in Ohio in summer 2014. The store will be located in Cincinnati and offer in-store services including a saddle demo program and custom boot measuring.
"We are excited to be opening our first store in Ohio and we look forward to serving the needs of the equestrian community in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas," said Ken Cavanaugh, VP of retail Dover Saddlery. "In addition to a well-stocked tack store customers will be able to experience the outstanding customer service offered by our very knowledgeable product advisors all of whom are equestrians.”
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Seattle mayor unveils plan to raise minimum wage to $15
New York — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15. Although Murray said the hike has broad support across local government, business and labor communities, the City Council still has to vote on the proposal.
Under Murray’s plan, businesses with fewer than 500 employees would have seven years to comply and larger businesses would have three years. Further increases would be tied to inflation.
The state of Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage, at $9.32 an hour.
“Throughout this process, I’ve had two goals: to get Seattle’s low-wage workers to $15-per-hour while also supporting our employers, and to avoid a costly battle at the ballot box between competing initiatives,” Murray said in a statement. “We have a deal that I believe accomplishes both goals.”
In California, lawmakers are debating a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2017.
Raising the minimum wage is something that is needed now. Raising it in three to seven years is almost meaningless considering the fact that the cost of living is not going to go on hold while we wait for the increase. This is just a political maneuver to pacify the people and try to keep them from voting the opposition.
GPShopper taps Vaysman to enable solutions
Mobile solutions provider GPShopper named Yana Vaysman to a new role overseeing a wide range of client facing implementation functions.
GPShopper bills itself as the leading developer of mobile solutions for retailers, and in her role as vp of solutions enablement Vaysman will be based in the company’s Chicago office. She will oversee project management as well as implementation process for all clients, enhancing customer service and facilitating collaboration between GPShopper’s account management and product development teams.
“Yana’s mobile, e-commerce and deep retail expertise will enrich GPShopper’s strategic approach to solving our clients’ business challenges,” said Alex Muller, CEO of GPShopper. “As we continue to add high-profile retailers and brands to our client roster, our ability to deliver superior customer support is increasingly important.”
According to the company, Vaysman brings an extensive knowledge and deep understanding of mobile and e-commerce as well as improving the omni-channel experience to her new role. She previously held roles as Cognizant Technology Solutions, W.W. Grainger and United Airlines.
“I am thrilled to join GPShopper’s team,” said Vaysman. “There is no better place to be now than the digital and mobile space.”
GPShopper develops mobile solutions for retailers and brands to drive mobile commerce, increase in-store engagement and promote brand loyalty. Some of the company’s clients include Express, Estee Lauder, Best Buy, Bebe and The North Face.
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