Ask, Answer

It’s a knowledge provider. Period. “I like knowledge,” said David Butnaro, owner of Askimo, a new international library of expert videos based in Tel Aviv, Israel, but soon to have an office in Maryland. Butnaro has been working in the Internet industry for many years. He said he was drawn to the Web from its… Read More

JET offers start-ups mentorship and support

Entrepreneurs like to be free and creative on their own time and their own dime. But, according to research by Shikhar Ghosh, a Harvard Business School lecturer, about three out of four new firms that take venture capital fail to deliver projected returns. And, according to research by the University of Tennessee, by year three,… Read More

Track Changes

Don’t open this article if anyone is looking over your shoulder, because we’re about to give you one of the best-kept secrets to turn around sales — and you can do it on your own. It’s helped countless businesses increase their sales, and it’s free.

Making telecommuting work

There has been much hullabaloo regarding Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, and her doing away with telecommuting in her company. A result has been other organizations either following suit or re-evaluating their corporate telecommuting (aka teleworking) practices. Telecommuting, in one form or another, is something that has been around for a while.  It not only… Read More

‘Filler-Up’ — How is Your Communication?

Gas prices are on the rise again. Years ago, most gas stations were full service. For the uninitiated, this meant that a service-station att-endant would come out, wash the windows of your car, check the fluid levels and fill up your tank, after hearing “filler-up,” followed by either “regular” or “unleaded.” Enough with the awkward… Read More

Getting A Head Start

JCS career coach Deborah Weksberg says that teens need to realize they are competing among a vast field of job applicants that includes overqualified adults.
Photo by Justin Tsucalas

Nina Knoche can’t help but laugh at some of the things she’s witnessed from young adults during job interviews she has conducted. Knoche, who owns and operates Sofi’s Crepes in Owings Mills, says she’s seen run-of-the-mill hiring turnoffs such as poor English, shoddy attire and slouching. However, she was even morebewildered when one teenage applicant… Read More

Was It Mentor To Be?

At the Jewish Federation of North America’s recent GA, one of the many interesting and informative presentations I attended was “The Strategic Importance of Succession Planning.”  This is a salient topic not only in the federation world, but also for non-profits and even within the corporate sector. Leadership always has been a passion of mine… Read More

A Blanket Donation

The Westminster branch of Morgan Stanley donated 15 fleece blankets to Carroll Hospital Center last month. Douglas Velnoskey, senior vice president  at Morgan Stanley in Westminster, and Coleen Kramer Beal, registered associate of the Velnoskey Group at Morgan Stanley, presented the colorful blankets to staff in Carroll Hospital Center’s pediatric department. The blankets were handmade… Read More

Hospice Raises $17K

A total of $17,000 was raised last month for Carroll Hospice services during the Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary and Carroll Hospice’s A Season to Remember. The week-long celebration included a range of events to honor and memorialize special people, cherished loved ones and pets during the holidays. Also part of the event was the Festival… Read More

Volunteer Honored

Sally Rose was selected as Carroll Hospital Center’s December Volunteer of the Month. A volunteer at Carroll Hospital Center since 2010, Rose works in the admitting office, where she greets and assists patients who are coming into the hospital. Each month, Carroll Hospital Center recognizes the extraord-inary achievements of its volunteers.  They are chosen based… Read More