Technology consulting profits beat estimates as big data fuels demand
Accenture, the second-largest technology-consulting company, reported quarterly profit that topped estimates as demand for its expertise resurfaced in the U.S. and Europe.
Poll: Majority of Americans back minimum wage hike
A large majority of Americans want Congress to substantially increase the minimum wage as part of an effort to reduce the nation's expanding economic inequality, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Trucking Partners, LLC announces Opening of Trucking Partners Express
In follow up to its rapid growth in the truckload and LTL segments of the trucking industry, Trucking Partners announced it has opened an expedited service that will operate under the name of Trucking Partners Express. This expedite division will provide on-demand, same day service in exclusive use cargo vans and sprinters. Primary service area will be within the Southeast region of the U.S., i.e. Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee.
December Small Business of Month in Cullman County
The Chamber’s Retail Committee in partnership with Bella Faire Day Spa & Salon presented the December Small Business of the Month award to Werner’s Trading Company.
CSHRM wins pinnacle award
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) presented 11 affiliates today with its esteemed Pinnacle Award — the highest honor given to SHRM state councils and chapters for highly notable contributions to the human resource profession. Accepting the award on behalf of CSHRM (Cullman Area Society for Human Resource Management) is Blinda Walker (center) 2014 CSHRM Chapter President.
St. John inducted into top legal association
Cullman Attorney Gaynor St. John has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. The induction ceremony took place recently before an audience of approximately 900 persons during the 2013 Annual Meeting of the College in San Francisco, California.
VIDEO: Amazon shows off drone package delivery system
Amazon.com is testing delivering packages using drone. The idea would be to deliver packages using the small, unmanned aircraft.
VIDEO: Holiday travel costs down this year
Traveling this Thanksgiving? Prepare to be stuffed along the way. Forty-three million people are expected to make the annual pilgrimage to the dinner table. Travel experts say costs are down this year and volume is expected to be high.
CCPS' Williamson receives Lamp Award
Lanie Williamson, a media specialist with Cullman City Primary School, was awarded the Herman Moore Lamp award at the Alabama Library Expo at Calhoun Community College in September. This award is given annually to outstanding media specialists in the state of Alabama. Mrs. Williamson is in her sixth year at the school.
Yahoo to make SSL encryption the default for Web mail
Yahoo will encrypt Web-based email by default for all of its users beginning Jan. 8, the company has told The Washington Post.
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