Leon Pikaar Appointed as VP and General Manager of Lumileds LED Solutions Business Unit

Lumileds announced today that Leon Pikaar has been appointed as Vice President and General Manager of its LED Solutions Business Unit. Mr. Pikaar brings more than 30-years of experience in the LED and lighting industry and an extensive tenure at Philips Lighting and Lumileds where he has led international business organizations, strategic accounts, and developed the specialty business in camera flash, display, and UV markets.

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Leon Pikaar, Lumileds Vice President LED Solutions Business Unit (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Pikaar’s career started at Philips Lighting in The Netherlands. He was soon transferred to Brazil where he became the Regional Manager Latin-America for lamp drivers. In 1999, he joined the team that founded Lumileds as a joint venture between Hewlett Packard and Philips after which he became responsible for sales and marketing of specialty lamps for Philips Lighting in Europe. Prior

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Data Doctors: Beware of Facebook business manager scams

Data Doctors’ Ken Colburn gives tips on protecting your Facebook business page from scammers.

Q: I’ve been contacted by someone claiming that they want to advertise on my Facebook business page and they sent me a business manager invite to get started. Is this legit or is this some type of scam?

Scammers have long coveted Facebook business or fan pages and they have a variety of ways to trick users into unwittingly giving up control of them.

What you are describing is the most recent iteration of a scam that uses the promise of making money to trick users of Facebook business pages into giving up administrative control.

It generally starts with a private message from someone claiming they represent advertisers that want to pay you to advertise on your business page. This can come from either a Facebook or Instagram message, since they are generally both connected through

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Tomahawk Appoints New Business Development Manager

Tourism marketing company Tomahawk has recently appointed
Andrew Belsham as its new Business Development
Manager.

Andrew, who was appointed at the beginning of
October, has extensive experience in the travel and tourism
sector. He was previously Director of Regional Development
for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands for leading global
hotel brand Best Western Hotel Group, and Area Manager for
Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Within both roles he
successfully grew the brands footprint and awareness
throughout New Zealand and the Pacific
Islands.

Tomahawk Marketing Director Gina Paladini
said that they are thrilled to have Andrew join the
team.

“Andrew’s vast tourism
background, industry knowledge and strong relationships
within the tourism sector mean that we are now better placed
than ever before to connect our customers with incredible
results,” said Gina.

As Business
Development Manager, Andrew’s key objective will be

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Royal Credit Union Announces New Vice President Business Lending Manager

Royal Credit Union Announces New Vice President Business Lending Manager

EAU CLAIRE, WI (October 12, 2020) — Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named Michael (Mickey) Noone as Vice President-Business Lending Manager.  He is responsible for establishing, leading and executing the strategic initiative for Business Lending at Royal.  Noone will develop and execute a comprehensive plan for business lending which includes oversight of originations and portfolio management. Noone will also lead business loan production while working collaboratively with executives and other leaders to meet lending objectives, manage risk and support operations.  Noone is assuming the role following the retirement of long time Royal team member and former VP-Business Lending Manager, David Thoe.

Noone is an accomplished leader and commercial lender with over 20 years of business banking experience.  He has a track record of strong business development, continuous improvements and strategic planning.  He is also a former business owner, non-profit founder

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Beware of scams on Facebook Business Manager

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Q: I’ve been contacted by someone claiming that they want to advertise on my Facebook Business page and they sent me a Business Manager invite to get started. Is this legit or is this some type of scam?

A: Scammers have long coveted Facebook Business or Fan pages and they have a variety of ways to trick users into unwittingly give up control of them.

What you are describing is the most recent iteration of their scam that uses the promise of making money to trick users of Facebook Business pages into giving up administrative control.

It generally starts with a private message from someone claiming they represent advertisers that want to pay you to advertise on your Business page.

This can come from either as a Facebook or Instagram message, since they are generally both connected through the same profile.

It’s likely that they will use screenshots

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FBMM Ups Jason Leiss To Associate Business Manager




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NASHVILLE-based business management firm FBMM has promoted JASON LEISS to Associate Business Manager, where he will work with SCOTTY MCCREERY, JOHN HIATT, TENILLE TOWNES and SAM HUNT. LEISS joined FBMM in 2010 and was upped to Account Executive in 2012. In 2015, he qualified for Account Manager status and in 2018, achieved the requirements for Senior Account Manager. 

“JASON epitomizes the ethos of FBMM,” said company co-owner DAVID BOYER. “He brings incredible energy, passion, focus, intelligence and wisdom to bear in providing invaluable guidance and oversight of the huge variety of both business and personal and logistical and financial issues modern musical artists contend with, all with a huge dose of empathy and compassion, and all while maintaining a wonderful sense of humor and modesty.”

“Being involved in the industry as a musician sparked my hunger to serve artists in the music

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How to Get Started With Facebook Business Manager

It is difficult to think about social media strategy today without thinking of Facebook.



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Facebook marketing is big business and it looks set to grow further still, bearing in mind that Facebook owns both WhatsApp and Instagram.

As digital marketing becomes more complex, businesses need tools that make their lives a little simpler. Facebook Business Manager looks a little daunting at first, but it will have a positive impact on your advertising once you are up and running.

Below, we will break down the process into easy steps. But first, let’s take a look at what Facebook Business Manager is and the benefits it can provide.

Overview: What is Facebook Business Manager?

Facebook Business Manager houses all of Facebook’s advertising tools for businesses. From within this platform, you can manage your content, data,

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A good business manager puts others in positions to succeed

By J. Robert Parksinson
 |  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Last week, as I was thumbing through a book I had written some time ago, I

came across a few essays I thought might be appropriate for this column. “Mottoes

for Managing” is a collection of sayings and comments that are accompanied by

essays elaborating the sayings’ ideas or concepts. All of the essays have to do with

some aspect of business or management.

One of the essays dealt with an old Chinese proverb: “Give a man a fish, and

he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” Obviously, this

saying relates to short-term versus long-term activities. Certainly there is good

reason for giving an item to someone. There can be even greater value in giving a

skill, however. Both the item and the skill are beneficial. Each must be selected

purposefully.

Here’s an example.

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BERNINA OF AMERICA WELCOMES NEW BUSINESS MANAGER FOR OVERLOCKER MACHINES

Aurora, Ill., Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is proud to announce Pamela Mahshie has been appointed new Business Manager for Overlocker Machines. Mahshie will lead product development directly with BERNINA factories, position and train BERNINA Dealers and work with the Education Department to create stimulating consumer events.

“We are thrilled to welcome Pamela to the BERNINA team,” said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. “Pamela has an incredible amount of industry experience specifically with Overlockers. As we continue to focus more on the Overlocker segment, we are confident her extensive knowledge will help BERNINA of America grow and prosper well beyond 2020.”

Prior to joining BERNINA of America, Mahshie spent over 30 years at Baby Lock where she held many roles including Regional and District Sales Manager, Educational Director and Ambassador of Education. Throughout the years,

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Business manager anticipates lower mill rate for ’20-’21 | School

Residents in the Waterloo School District will likely see a shift in their school taxes. During the Sept. 28 district budget hearing and annual meeting, Business Director Sharon Peterson said based on the current financial information, the 2020-2021 mill rate could decrease by roughly 8% for a total of $9.52. The 2019-2020 mill rate was $10.35.

The mill rate is determined by the equalized value of the district and the tax levy. This year, Peterson anticipates a 4.69% increase in property value. When property values increase, the mill rate decrease; when values decrease, the mill rate increases.

While budget numbers – including the mill rate – will not be finalized until the district’s pupil count, equalized value is calculated, and the state aid is certified, the budget presented at the meeting showed a general fund budget shows decreases in revenue and increase in revenue compared to the 2019-2020 budget.

The

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