Original Chick-fil-A Marketing Executive Launches Spark, a Digital Master Class on Brand and Culture

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Through Spark, the first ever online course from Chick-fil-A Pioneer, David Salyers, business owners and brand managers have the opportunity to learn the secret sauce of Chick-fil-A’s famed customer loyalty and renowned culture, be empowered to identify their brand’s unique competitive advantage during economic downturn, and start their journey to transform their organization’s culture from the inside out.

David Salyers was one of the original two marketing executives at Chick-fil-A. He went on to spend 37 years in the Chick-fil-A Marketing Department, most recently as a Vice President, before his retirement. Having worked at Chick-fil-A his entire career, he saw the principles of servant leadership and creating remarkable customer experiences play out in the growth of more than 2,300 Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country. Today, this multi-billion dollar company is recognized as one of America’s most successful, powerful and beloved brands. 

During

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InXpress Named “Best Culture Franchise” by Franchise Business Review

South Jordan, Utah, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — InXpress, the global business-to-business shipping and logistics franchise, was named in Franchise Business Review‘s first-annual “Culture100,” award-winners. InXpress was recognized for its unmatched company culture and included within The Top 100 Franchises, which received the highest ratings for leadership, mission, community, and overall franchisee satisfaction.

Company culture is one of the most important factors that contribute to ultimate franchisee satisfaction. It not only encourages improvement on system-wide performance, but inspires dedication and drives profits for franchisees. Franchise Business Review surveyed InXpress franchisees on 37 benchmark questions about leadership, franchise community, training and support, core values, franchise system, financial opportunity and self-evaluation to share their experience within the network. According to more than 70 percent of franchisees who participated, InXpress consistently offers a supportive community and positively innovates its procedures for the future.

“InXpress creates a collaborative environment that truly allows

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Young photographers captured vanishing Cajun culture during a trip from Chicago in the ’70s | Entertainment/Life

Eager to escape Chicago’s bitter winter, two young photographers jumped into a car and headed south in 1973. Douglas Baz and Charles Traub didn’t care where they were going as long as it was relatively warm.

Along the way, they attracted attention whenever they stopped to take pictures — hardly surprising, since one of their cameras was a boxy old-fashioned model, featuring a hood and sitting atop on a tripod, that looked like a holdover from the 19th century.

“Someone said, ‘Well, it sounds like you’re interested in landscapes and food. You ought to go across I-10 into Cajun country and check it out,’” Baz said.

So they went, following the Great Mississippi River Road and having no idea of what they might encounter when they arrived.

Baz and Traub both had master’s degrees in photography from the Illinois Institute of Technology, but their road trip preceded the work that

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Swiss Central Bank Faces Crunch Talks on Work Culture Crisis

(Bloomberg) — Thomas Jordan’s biggest personnel crisis since the Swiss National Bank president took the helm eight years ago is about to come to a head.

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The central-bank chief has already been forced to defend his institution publicly over media reports claiming the work culture under his leadership discriminates against women. Now lawmakers are scrutinizing the matter, and Jordan is due to meet with his supervisory board — the Bank Council — on Monday to discuss the merit of the allegations.

“The SNB cannot afford such a blow to its reputation,” Susanne Vincenz-Stauffacher, a lawmaker for the pro-business Free Democrats, said in an interview. “It’s a wake-up call for the SNB’s Bank Council.”

A spokeswoman for the central bank declined to comment on the upcoming meeting.

The storm brewing behind the austere neo-Renaissance facade of the SNB’s 1920s-era headquarters in Zurich is an embarrassing distraction for one of

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Two Culture Lessons That Can Help Save Your Business In A Crisis

Co-Founder Event Farm, CSO at MemberSuite overseeing all of the company’s strategic initiatives, marketing, brand direction and culture. 

Several months ago, I was staring at more than 15 years’ worth of work being completely wiped out. The event technology business I co-founded was heading to the garbage pile like so many other events-based businesses that have crumbled due to Covid-19. 

Taking a step back to assess the carnage, it’s no surprise that if every event on the planet is canceled, the industry struggles. But what I think made this so severe is the speed at which it happened. Seemingly overnight, the industry lost its ability to operate. It would be one thing if I told you that 12 months from now you’d need to be ready for a complete shutdown. It’s entirely different if it just happens like a flip of a switch. You can argue that all companies

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