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FedEx Launches Sixth Annual Small Business Grant Contest

$120,500 Total Cash and Prizes Available to 10 U.S. Based Small BusinessesMEMPHIS, Tenn., February 20, 2018—FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced the launch of its sixth annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, which recognizes passionate and innovative small businesses from across the country who aspire to take their businesses to the next level. This year, the contest offers a total prize pool of $120,500 to ten U.S. based small businesses, including a credit for print and business services from FedEx Office. Specifically, the awards will include:Grand prize: One (1) winner of $25,000, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business servicesSilver prize: One (1) winner of $15,000, plus $5,000 in FedEx Office® print and business servicesBronze prize: Eight (8) winners of $7,500, plus $1,000 in FedEx Office® print and business services

“More than 17,000 small businesses have shared their unique stories and dreams of success with us since we launched our first contest in 2012,” said Scott Harkins, senior vice president, Customer Channel Marketing at FedEx. “We’ve learned a lot about the unique challenges small businesses face and it’s exciting to see the many ways our past winners have used their FedEx grants to grow and expand, both here in the U.S and across the globe.”

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Judith McKenna Named President and CEO of Walmart International

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 17, 2018 – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that Judith McKenna will be promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Walmart International, the company’s second-largest operating segment. She will be succeeding David Cheesewright, who has been in role since 2014 and recently shared his desire to retire from a full-time role.

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HOBI Receives AT&T 2016 Supplier Sustainability Award

[DALLAS, August 10, 2017] – HOBI International, Inc. is receiving the 2016 AT&T* Supplier Sustainability Award in the ‘Reverse Logistics and Circular Economy’ category.

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How a Case of Laryngitis Helped Me Find My Voice and Grow as a Leader By Deb Gabor

As a brand strategist, author, and public speaker, I rely upon my voice and storytelling ability to make a living. I’ve observed that my interpersonal communication style is less 1:1 and more “broadcast” in nature. I get in a room full of people, position myself directly in the center, and hold court. At a leadership conference featuring 10-hour days of training and intense strategy sessions for 1500 member leaders and staffers of a global organization of chief executives of private companies, I lost my voice…and at the same time found it. Along the way, I learned how developing deep emotional connections with individuals and practicing the art of followership can contribute to my growth as a leader.

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Eight Subscription Companies Worth Watching: Why They Are Growing and What They're Doing Right

The best subscription companies don't just thrive; they excel at solving anongoing problem for subscribers and help them achieve their goals.Membership Economy expert Robbie Kellman Baxter weighs in on some of the mostinteresting subscription brands today and shares insights on why they are successful.

San Francisco, CA (July 2017)—In recent years, the Membership Economy has been disrupting the old methods of doing business in a major way. Essentially, companies focus on long-term relationships rather than short-term profits, and customers respond with "forever transactions." It's all part of a major paradigm shift in which many businesses are rethinking how they fit into the lives of their customers and leveraging the power of network and community in entirely new ways. Subscription-based companies are at the center of this change—and no one is more excited about what they're achieving than business consultant Robbie Kellman Baxter.

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Be A Mentor

Enterprising Women is a partner in the new Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative.

The initiative supports the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors — women and men — to increase the interest and confidence of young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.

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