Health technology enables millions to ‘age in place’

“Aging in place” refers to individuals who age in their own homes rather than moving into nursing homes or other types of care facilities. This is certainly not new, conceptually—for centuries, many cultures around the world have celebrated the retirement of the elderly and happily embraced the practice of elder care. What is relatively new, … Read more

Wynn Resorts, Planet Fitness, AMC, Lyft and more

An exterior view shows Encore Las Vegas (L) and Wynn Las Vegas as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts — Shares of the casino operators … Read more

Plantel’s growing nursery business is … expanding | Santa Maria Chamber Spotlight | Business

Plantel Nurseries in the Santa Maria Valley has been growing high quality vegetable seedlings for 35 years. Sergio Ruiz, Contributor While the richness of the Santa Maria Valley’s farmland is easiest to see during harvest, when the vegetables, fruits and flowers are loaded onto trucks, the work begins long before that. The harsh conditions faced … Read more

Small businesses say inflation is cutting into profits: New survey

If you’re a small business owner, you’ve probably had a tumultuous past few years. For businesses that experienced the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown and supply chain issues, the economic recovery has brought back customers willing to spend. But recently, business owners have had to contend with record inflation, which is driving up the … Read more

UPDATED: More than 50 businesses are participating in the second annual Small Business Festival | Mid-Missouri News

COLUMBIA – The Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual Small Business Festival on Thursday. Several hundred people attended the event, which featured food, live music and other family-friendly activities. “Small business is truly the soul of Columbia,” said Heather Hargrove, business development manager for Liberty Family Medicine. “We’re very fortunate to have a … Read more

Virginia is moving to regulate an expensive small business financing option

A complicated and often expensive financing option for small businesses will become easier to follow with an order from the State Corporation Commission dictating what providers must tell consumers. An option called sales-based financing is a small business cash advance that the small business repays with a certain portion of daily sales. Basically, the deal, … Read more

More than 50 businesses will participate in the second annual Small Business Festival Thursday | Mid-Missouri News

COLUMBIA – The Columbia Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Small Business Festival on Thursday. It starts at Clary-Shy Park at 4:30 p.m. and will run until 7:00 p.m “Small business is truly the soul of Columbia,” said Heather Hargrove, business development manager for Liberty Family Medicine. “We’re very fortunate to have a … Read more

As small businesses raise prices, some customers push back

NEW YORK — Inflation doesn’t just cost small businesses money. It also costs them customers. At the Bushwick Grind Cafe in Brooklyn, New York, Kymme Williams-Davis raised prices and diversified to deal with rising prices for milk, coffee, paper goods and plastic, as well as shortages of items such as paper cups and plastic covers. … Read more

BAT Study: Smokeless Cigarettes Reduce Smokers’ Health Risks | Local

The conclusion of a one-year study of 267 people in the United Kingdom found a significant risk-reducing role for British American Tobacco Plc traditional cigarettes compared to traditional cigarettes. The final report was published last week by the Journal of Internal and Emergency Medicine. A preliminary six-month report was released on July 1. The glo … Read more

Comment: Technology has always been the enemy of paper | Columnists

TWENTY YEARS AGO one of my editors lamented, “I just hope the print paper lasts until I retire.” The print newspaper still exists, but its days are numbered as more and more people get their news online. The time is quickly coming when you will have to put your computer or cell phone on the … Read more