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YouTube has a category for university level videos in Business. Lectures from institutions such as Stanford, Yale, Harvard CPL, and Carnegie Mellon, among others, are organized into useful subcategories:
Supply Chain Management
Human Resources Management
Some new titles in the Library’s collection were recently highlighted at a Jump Start Your Business session, a series of business programs offered by the Library and Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce.
@ Your Service : How to Attract New Customers, Increase Sales, and Grow Your Business Using Simple Customer Service Techniques / Frank Eliason. (658.812 ELI) 2012
Scammed : How to Save Your Money and Find Better Service in a World Of Schemes, Swindles, And Shady Deals / Christopher Elliott. (332.024 ELL) 2012
Customer Service Management Training 101 : Quick and Easy Techniques That Get Great Results / Renee Evenson. (658.3124 EVE) 2012
The Apple Experience : Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty / Carmine Gallo. (658.812 GAL)
Winning The Customer : Turn Consumers Into Fans and Get Them to Spend More / Lou Imbriano, Elizabeth King. (658.802 IMB) 2012
Uplifting Service : The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues, and Everyone Else You Meet / Ron Kaufman. (658.812 KAU) 2012
The Loyalty Leap : Turning Customer Information into Customer Intimacy / Bryan Pearson. (658.8343 PEA) 2012
Who’s your Gladys? : How to Turn Even the Most Difficult Customer into Your Biggest Fan / Marilyn Suttle and Lori Jo Vest. (658.812 SUT) 2009
What’s Your Problem? / Jon Yates. (381.34 YAT) 2011
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) – the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The FEC is an independent regulatory agency and is assigned to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.
You can retrieve detailed lists of contributors based on type (individual or organization) and search for summary financial information about candidate campaigns, party committees, and other political committees.
Historical data is available from the FEC’s Public Records Office (800) 424-9530 (press 2 when prompted) or e-mail email@example.com.
New ways to post and reply to odd job requests include using smartphone apps like TaskRabbit, Postmates and Cherry.
What is FRED? Short for Federal Reserve Economic Data, FRED is an online database consisting of more than 55,000 economic data time series from 45 national, international, public, and private sources.
FRED, created in 1990 and maintained by Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, combines data with a tools that help us understand and display economic data.
The categories that can be searched include: Money, Banking & Finance; Population, Employment & Labor Markets; Production & Business Activity; Price Indexes; International and Regional Data.
The Illinois Department of Transportation launched a new YouTube video series this week aptly called “On The Move.”
IDOT says videos will be produced on an ongoing basis and allow Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider to keep Illinois citizens up to date on state transportation issues.
“This video series is an opportunity for me to provide further details on several imperative topics here at IDOT and also to elaborate on what we are working on to help keep you, the motorist, informed” said Schneider in a press release. “I look forward to discussing new projects and initiatives as well as letting you know how you can help us keep our roads safe.”
The inaugural video of the series concentrates on traffic safety. Schneider gives the lowdown on those digital billboard displays which keep a running total of the number of traffic fatalities which have occurred on roads within the state and then spends some time passing on some solid traffic safety tips.
The FCC produced its annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report last year, graphing various statistics regarding mobile wireless service providers and national usage. Among the mass amounts of data collected, this analysis produces measurement of price level and usage trends, types of mobile devices, operating systems, and applications purchased and used by consumers.
The Kid’s Pantry is a non-for-profit organization that takes in donations of children’s items and donates them back out to the community. Everything is given free of charge. They are currently open year round on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm and Fridays from 10-11am. They are located at 400 E. Gregory St., Mount Prospect, IL (224-715-4466).
They also have semi-annual giveaways in the spring and fall where all stock is set up in the gym. They invite the community through multiple media outlets and word of mouth to come on a Friday evening and all day Saturday and receive what they need for free.
The Kid’s Pantry was started by two stay-at-home moms who have a passion for kids and the community. Through the help of their church, they have been able to keep expanding, and to collect more items. Please visit them at their location, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Facebook to learn more about receiving from their collection or to offer donations.
The 1940 Census was made available to the public in April 2012 by the National Archives. At first it could only be searched using street addresses. With the help of scores of volunteers who indexed millions of names, it is now possible to search the 1940 Census by name. The Census is available at www.familysearch.org for free. It is also available for free at www.ancestry.com through 2013. If you need assistance using this resource, please contact the Reference Department.