Archive for ‘Business’

July 8, 2013

Barnes & Noble Announces Senior Leadership Changes

New York, NY (July 08, 2013)—The Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today announced that William Lynch has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and director of the Company effective immediately.  The Company also announced the following organizational changes:  Michael P. Huseby has been appointed  Chief Executive Officer of NOOK Media LLC and President of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Max J. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble College will continue to lead the digital education strategy and report to Mr. Huseby, as will the Executive Management team of NOOK Media. Mr. Huseby and Mitchell Klipper, Chief Executive Officer of the Barnes & Noble Retail Group, will report directly to Leonard Riggio, Executive Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc.

The Company also announced that Allen Lindstrom, Vice President and the Company’s Corporate Controller, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc.  He will report to Mr. Huseby.  Kanuj Malhotra, Vice President of Corporate Development, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of NOOK Media LLC.

“We thank William Lynch for helping transform Barnes & Noble into a leading digital content provider and for leading in the development of our award-winning line of NOOK® products including NOOK Simple Touch™, NOOK Simple Touch Glowlight™, and NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+ ,” said Leonard Riggio, Chairman.  “As the bookselling industry continues to undergo significant transformation, we believe that Michael, Mitchell and Max are the right executives to lead us into the future.”  Mr. Riggio added that the Company is in the process of reviewing its current strategic plan and will provide an update when appropriate.

“I appreciate the opportunity to serve as CEO of this terrific Company over the last three years,” said William Lynch.  “There is a great executive team and Board in place at Barnes & Noble, and I look forward to the many innovations the Company will be bringing to its millions of physical and digital media customers in the future.”

Mr. Huseby joined Barnes & Noble as Chief Financial Officer in March 2012, and has led the Company’s financial organization since that time.  Prior to joining Barnes & Noble, he had a distinguished career in the media communications industry having most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation, a leading telecommunications and media company.  Mr. Huseby also served in leadership positions at Charter Communications, Inc., the fourth largest cable operator in the U.S, as well as AT&T Broadband, a provider of cable television services.

Mr. Lindstrom joined Barnes & Noble in November 2007 as Vice President, Corporate Controller.  Prior to joining Barnes & Noble, Mr. Lindstrom was Chief Financial Officer at Liberty Travel, Inc.

Mr. Malhotra joined NOOK Media in May 2012 and in his role as Vice President of Corporate Development has been responsible for developing strategic priorities for growth and profitability.  He was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Affinion International.

May 14, 2013

FAMU and the Gadsden County Small Business Service Center Free Workshop

FAMU and the Gadsden County Small Business Service Center are partnering to present a free workshop to area business owners entitled “Make Social Networking Work For You Professionally and Personally.”


This FREE workshop will be held at the Gadsden County Public Library located at 732 Pat Thomas Parkway in Quincy, FL 32351 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

BRING A LAPTOP with you as this FREE workshop is interactive.

Contact Pam Tribue or Michael Taylor at (850) 627-9231 to get registered.

May 14, 2013

Urban Outfitters Coming to Tallahassee’s CollegeTown

PRESS RELEASE — Today, FSU students and Tallahassee residents are one step closer to an urban-style shopping experience. Urban Outfitters, a popular global retailer that offers an eclectic mix of merchandise, including clothing and home accessories, is slated for a spring 2014 opening in CollegeTown, Tallahassee’s newest entertainment district.

The 18,000 square-foot Urban Outfitters store in Tallahassee will be one of less than 200 store locations worldwide and the eighth location in Florida. The closest Urban Outfitters currently is in Jacksonville. The Tallahassee store will be located in the 700 block of South Woodward Avenue, where the old Durra Print warehouse is located.  Once completed, the Tallahassee Urban Outfitters store and the newly announced America’s Backyard Restaurant and Bar will create two spectacular entrances for the CollegeTown District.

Alan Hooper of Urban Street Development, the developer of CollegeTown, is the driving force behind the retail powerhouse coming to Tallahassee.

“Students living in the CollegeTown District will be able to eat, drink, listen to great music, and now shop all within a few steps of where they live and go to school,” Alan Hooper, who with South Florida restaurateur, Tim Petrillo co founded Urban Street Development. “We decided to take a green approach and rejuvenate the Durra Print warehouse on South Woodward much like you see in warehouse districts in San Francisco and New York.”

The Gaines Street District aims to bring a new heart and soul to downtown Tallahassee, serving as a pedestrian friendly core that seamlessly transitions neighborhoods with retailers and the existing university campuses. This redeveloped area will create a true sense of place for Florida State University alumni, current students and nearby residents by improving the university experience for all students as well as the overall desirability of these neighborhoods as places to live, work and visit.
To stay up to date, visit the CollegeTown website or Facebook page.

About FSU CollegeTown:

FSU CollegeTown at Madison Street is a mixed-use entertainment and residential district.  With luxury apartments located on the edge of the campus of Florida State University, and situated just steps from Doak Campbell, and Howser Baseball Stadium, CollegeTown is destined to become the heart of game day, fine dining, nightlife and year-round festivities for students and alumni alike.  Get ready for the next big step for Tallahassee.

May 14, 2013

Tallahassee Caterers – B.Mani’s


Delicious shrimp and grits – get some!

August 29, 2012

B.Mani’s Sweets & Eats: Tallahassee Caterer, Baker, and Personal Chef

B.Mani's Sweets & Eats

If you live in the Tallahassee area, try B. Mani’s Sweets & Eats for an extraordinary eating experience.

Chondi Imani is a baker and personal chef for:

  • individual & family dinners
  • small dinner parties
  • bridal, wedding & baby showers
  • special events

She specializes in homemade and freshly baked:

  • cakes, cookies, pies & pastries
  • customized ice creams
  • dinner breads
  • sweet breads

For more information, visit:

B.Mani’s Sweets & Eats website

Follow B.Mani’s on Twitter

Liker B.Mani’s on Facebook

August 25, 2012

Hard Beach Bodyzz Fitness – Tallahassee Personal Trainer (Elliott Clayton)

Looking for a personal trainer in Tallahassee, Florida to get in shape or speak at a wellness/fitness forum?

Elliott Clayton has over 11 years experience and gets results.

For more information, go to:

or visit LinkedIn for his qualifications:

September 25, 2011

Entrepreneur Self Assessment: Am I Meant to Be an Entrepreneur?

The first step in the planning process for starting your business is to know if you are meant to be an entrepreneur. Not everyone is made for the business world, small or corporate. Starting your own business takes drive, energy, and determination. You can’t easily give up. You have to persevere beyond any obstacle. Many in the business industry say that it can take up to five years before your business is profitable. Do you have the capital to keep yourself above water until your business idea catches on?

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