Rail Roundup: CN, NS make leadership changes

CN has appointed Ed Harris as its COO, replacing Rob Reilly. The change is effective immediately. Harris has served in the rail industry for 40 years, including more than three decades at Illinois Central Railroad and CN (NYSE: CNI), CN said in a Monday news release. That tenure included his serving as CN executive vice president of operations until 2007.
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Kelly's Roast Beef opens first restaurant in New Hampshire

SALEM, N.H. — An iconic Massachusetts restaurant chain is expanding to New Hampshire. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday at the new Salem location of Kelly's Roast Beef. The company said a busy location during its peak season can sell upwards of 20,000 roast beef sandwiches per month. Across...
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Daily Advocate

Walker retires as COO from Midmark

VERSAILLES — Midmark Corp., the only clinical environmental design company providing medical, dental and veterinary solutions that enable a better experience at the point of care, today announced Mike Walker, chief operations officer (COO), is retiring after more than 30 years with the company. Walker first joined Midmark in...
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AMC Networks Planning Large-Scale Layoffs

AMC Networks, the company behind AMC, Shudder, IFC, WE tv and SundanceTV, is planning a significant number of layoffs in the near future. The news comes from a staff memo from the company's chairman James Tolan, obtained my the Wall Street Journal today. Word of the layoffs follows the news that CEO Christina Spade had stepped down, just three months after stepping into the job. Spade's departure rocked the company and caused the need for the Dolan memo. AMC's board is looking for a replacement for Spade, who Dolan also thanked for her work as CEO and, before that, CFO for the company.

Mickie James, Nick Aldis, And Conrad Thompson Announce Australian Endeavor

Since his stint with the NWA came to a sudden, and very acrimonious conclusion, many have been wondering what Nick Aldis' next move would be. Could the former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion wind up in AEW? WWE? World of Sport's latest revival? Elsewhere? Regardless of what people expected, few, if any, would've predicted Aldis' next project would be in the land down under.
NBC News

MTP NOW Nov. 29 —Trump faces backlash; U.S. aid to Ukraine; Rail strike latest

A growing number of Republican lawmakers are condemning former President Trump’s dinner with Ye and white nationalist Nick Fuentes. Reid Wilson, Maria Teresa Kumar and Sarah Chamberlain join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable to discuss building criticism of the former president. COO of Georgia’s Secretary of State’s Office Gabe Sterling discusses record early voting turnout. National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications, John Kirby, discusses the latest on Ukraine, China and Iran. NBC News White House Correspondent Monica Alba reports on the administration’s strategy to avert a rail strike. Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) lays out what she hopes to accomplish during the lame duck session.Nov. 29, 2022.

Collective Health Appoints Chief Financial Officer

– Collective Health has appointed Chris Newman as its new Chief Financial Officer. Under this leadership, he will be responsible for leading the finance team at Collective Health, while ensuring the company continues to grow in a way that delivers on its brand promise. Prior to joining Collective Health, Chris...

Domtar Announces CEO Transition Plan

FORT MILL, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 30, 2022-- Domtar Corporation announced today that President and CEO John Williams’ retirement date will be June 30, 2023. Williams has planned to leave the company after fourteen years in his leadership role; however, he will continue as a part-time advisor regarding strategic growth opportunities. Additionally, to continue Domtar’s forward momentum, Steve Henry, currently Senior Vice President of Packaging, has been appointed to the role of Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective immediately. As EVP and COO, Henry will lead the pulp, paper and packaging operations and commercial functions at Domtar, while Williams will continue to lead all corporate functions until his retirement. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Steve Henry (Photo: Business Wire)

Weave Communications Aims For Improved Sales Efficiencies As Recession Threatens

Weave Communications went public in November 2021, raising approximately $120 million in gross proceeds in a U.S. IPO. The company provides provides a suite of customer communications software primarily to small businesses. A Quick Take On Weave Communications. Weave Communications (NYSE:WEAV) went public in November 2021, raising approximately $120 million...
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Workforce Wednesday – Diversity & Equity

The Resource Center of Spokane County (RCSC) is becoming known as the premier social services one-stop center because of the number of services, resources, and support provided under one roof. The experience provided at the Resource Center of Spokane County is tailored to provide life-changing services that address four pillars of opportunity: economic empowerment, educational advancement, health & wellness, and individual improvement.

Foot Locker CFO to Step Down, New COO and CCO Revealed

Foot Locker CFO Andrew Page is stepping down from his role. The executive will leave to pursue new opportunities after Foot Locker reports earnings for the fourth quarter. The footwear retailer also revealed a slew of other executive changes, including the promotion of Frank Bracken to EVP and chief commercial officer, effective Dec. 1. In this role, the 12-year company veteran will oversee merchandising, marketing, loyalty and e-commerce for Foot Locker’s global retail banners. Elliott Rogers has also joined Foot Locker and will commence his role as EVP and COO on Dec. 1. The executive joins after an eight-year run at Ulta,...

Foot Locker CFO to step down in executive team shake-up

Foot Locker has announced a number of changes to its top team, including the departure of its chief financial officer and the appointment of a new chief operating officer. The New York-based specialty athletic retailer announced Thursday that Andrew Page will step down as CFO following the company's Q4 earnings report. A search for a successor is underway.

A Cinema Renewed: GQT Movies Brings a Storied Chain Back from Bankruptcy

On February 27, 2000, Michigan-based Goodrich Quality Theaters Inc. filed for bankruptcy. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the chain ran 281 screens across 30 locations as of the end of December 2019, making it the 16th-largest chain (judging by screen count) in North America the prior year. The future of the then-90-year-old chain was in question—until, five months later, a rare bright spot in the news cycle of 2020: Goodrich Quality Theatres would be coming back, with new investment, new ownership, and a new name: GQT Movies.
Fast Casual

How to reduce in-house calls, increase online orders

Labor shortages still plague the restaurant industry post-COVID. The industry is down 750,000 jobs (roughly 6.1% of its workforce) from pre-pandemic levels as of May 2022, according to the National Restaurant Association. In the first quarter of 2022, customers mentioned "short staffing" three times more often in their Yelp reviews than the previous year.

Vienna Airport welcomes resumption of Air India’s direct flight between Vienna and Delhi

The next airline comeback will take place at Vienna Airport. Starting on February 18th 2023, Air India will resume direct flight connections between Vienna and Delhi. Flight service had been terminated earlier due to the coronavirus pandemic. In this way, Air India is underlining the importance of Vienna as a flight destination in its route network and once again offers an important connection to the economic centre of India. Flights will be operated three times per week, with the airline deploying a Boeing Dreamliner 787-800 aircraft.

GSF Car Parts Taps Sukhbir Kapoor as President & COO

GSF Car Parts announced Sukhbir Kapoor has been appointed as its President and COO. He will also serve as an executive director of Canadian parent company Uni-Select Plc, effective January 3, 2023. In his new role, Sukhbir will lead GSF, a business that currently runs 180 branches across the UK,...

Silverpush Raises $12M in Series-C Funding, Expands its Cookieless Solutions to the US

The company plans to deploy the capital to triple its headcount, inorganic growth and strengthen the product roadmap. Entering 2023, one of the fastest-growing ad tech firms, Silverpush has successfully raised Series-C funding of US $12M led by JM Finance PE. Marketing Technology News: MarTech Interview with Mike Hicks, Chief...