USM and Planalytics partner for Webinar on budgeting for snow removal
Norristown, Penn. USM, a leading provider of facilities maintenance and management, is partnering with Planalytics to hold a Webinar about budgeting for snow removal and creating an actionable plan.
This Webcast, titled “Managing Storm-Dollars: A Best Practices Approach to Snow Removal Budgeting and Operations Planning Through Business Weather Intelligence” will be held on Thursday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.
“Winter weather, particularly snow, has a significant and material impact on our economy,” said Planalytics COO Scott Bernhardt. “However, the volatile, seemingly unpredictable nature of winter weather events often leads to confusion and frustration among those that are responsible for the costs and supervision of dealing with the aftermath.”
Ross Stores to sponsor Boys & Girls Club homework program
PLEASANTON, Calif. Ross Stores announced its national sponsorship of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) Power Hour, an interactive after-school homework assistance program for members, ages six to 18.
As a part of this partnership, Ross Stores will underwrite the implementation of Power Hour at certain Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Additionally, Ross Stores will support local Clubs at select Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS grand opening events, and encourage associate volunteerism at Clubs.
“Ross is committed to supporting the families in the neighborhoods we serve,” said Jane Marvin, SVP human resources of Ross Stores. “Through the Power Hour program, youth can develop the study skills and homework habits they need to excel academically and graduate from high school.”
Whole Foods launches recipe app
AUSTIN, Texas Whole Foods Market has launched a new application for the iPhone and iPod touch that allows users to access more than 2,000 recipes.
Searchable by ingredient, special diets, and other elements like “budget” and “family friendly,” each recipe contains detailed preparation instructions and nutritional information, which can be copied and pasted, saved as a personal “favorite,” and emailed from within the App itself. The App also includes an “On Hand” feature where customers can enter ingredients and get back meal recommendations.
“We’re delighted to provide iPhone and iPod touch users with yet another way to explore their passion for food and health,” said Bill Tolany, global coordinator of integrated media for Whole Foods Market. “We’re particularly excited about the On Hand feature as a way to answer the ever so popular ‘What’s for dinner?’ question.”
Built with the new iPhone OS 3.0 software, the app also comes with a store locator, where customers use a ZIP code search or the iPhone’s built-in location finder to view in-app maps and identify their nearest Whole Foods Market. Each store page contains operating hours, phone and address, and links to maps, directionsand even store specials.