Just-A-Buck non-profit opens in Midtown Plaza
Tarrytown, N.Y. DLC Management Corp. said a Just-A-Buck franchise store has opened in Midtown Plaza, Parma, Ohio.
According to center owner DLC, it is the first retail store to be owned by a non-profit organization for individuals who have disabilities. The Cuyahoga County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities’ non-profit arm, S.A.W., Inc., purchased the Just-A-Buck franchise to provide disabled men and women an opportunity to work and receive retail job training.
“Our goal is to find ways to employ people with mental retardation and other disabilities, the backbone of which is finding jobs for people to do with area employers (whether at factories, hospitals, businesses, etc.). The dollar store concept is proving to be extremely successful for us,” said Lula Holt Robertson, general manager of public information and communication for CCBMR/DD.
Video surfaces on Target.com
Trend expert and author Jane Buckingham makes an appearance this week on Target.com, as she shares advice in a brief video positioned as the retailer’s Summer Survival Guide. Buckingham wrote the book the “The Modern Girls Guide to Life” and serves as president of a trend consulting firm. The advice she shares in the video centers on three themes of “color coordination,” “camp next door” and “treat yourself.”
Westinghouse reshuffles jobs, promotes executive
Westinghouse Lighting has named Joe Catrambone as its VP supply chain, a newly created position that will encompass the company’s product management, inventory management, key customer inventory management, purchasing, traffic/logistics, customer direct import and quality control areas in the United States and Asia.
Since mid-2008, Catrambone has focused on unifying supply chain functions while improving internal processes and efficiency, according to Westinghouse. In his new role, he will lead efforts to integrate Westinghouse’s Asian supply chain operations with its corporate supply chain department and quality control.
Catrambone’s most recent title was senior director of sales.