Thursday, May 16, 2002

Morning Memo

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Today's Number: 62

        Store openings planned by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. this fiscal year, including five new markets in three states.

— Dow Jones News Service

Today's Mover

        J. Shane Starkey, a lawyer at Thompson Hine LLP, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Starkey is an associate in the firm's taxation practice group.

— Shirley Dees

Today's Career Talk

        Remember that “there's always money for valued employees — even at a time of layoffs,” says Marilyn Moats Kennedy, founding partner of Career Strategies, a management consulting firm. But “if you appear to be tentative and feel embarrassed to be asking for money, you're definitely not going to get it,” she says. Be friendly and civil; your goal is to work with your boss to solve a mutual problem. You want a raise; your boss wants a satisfied and motivated employee.

— USATodaycareers.Com

Today's Money Tip

        When a tax-related document comes in the mail, have the courage to open it and look inside. It's always better to know bad news sooner rather than later, accountants say.

— The Dallas Morning News

Today's Company: Wellness Concepts

        Workplace Health: Safety on the job is the focus of Wellness Concepts, which provides customized on-site workplace training to ensure safe and healthful work environments. Employees learn skills that enable them to respond effectively to medical emergencies. The Mason company was founded in 1989 by CEO Amy Klabenow Marks, a registered nurse. Its instructors are EMTs, paramedics and registered nurses.

        Training And Screening: Wellness Concepts began with CPR, first aid and blood-borne pathogens training, and has begun offering OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Outreach Safety courses, health risk screenings, hepatitis B vaccinations, substance abuse testing, hearing testing and respirator fit testing. The company is developing a training program specifically designed for employees of day-care centers and nursing homes.

        Life Savers: Wellness Concepts sells the automated external defibrillator (AED) manufactured by Cardiac Science and trains customers in its use. AEDs can substantially increase the survival rate from heart attacks.

— Jenny Callison


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