Eva Ferguson Celebrates 30 Years with IHG Owners Association, Appreciating and Advocating for Franchisees
As hotel industry veteran Eva Ferguson celebrates 30 years with the IHG Owners Association - the last nine as President - she says she is most proud of taking the Association global and building a team to direct an organization where "everything we do is aimed at helping InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) franchisees."

Verizon Investing $13.8M in New Solar Projects in N.J. This Year, Bringing Total to More Than $34M
NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon the successful launch of its on-site green energy program in 2013, Verizon this year is investing more than $13 million to expand the program at three company locations across New Jersey. This year, Verizon will install 3.5 megawatts of new solar power systems at facilities in Carteret, Freehold and Piscataway. Over the last two years ...

Progressive Contractors Association of Canada Welcomes New Alberta Premier Jim Prentice
Progressively unionized construction employers look forward to working with new Alberta government to strengthen economy and labour supply "Premier Prentice has placed a central focus on the economy, resource development, and improving Alberta's competitiveness in the world," said PCA President Paul de Jong.  "Building a strong and diverse labour force will be crucial to the province's continued ...

Ground Floor: New Cedar Rapids business owner has an eye for design
CEDAR RAPIDS — The summer and fall months typically are a busy time for people in the home building industry, and this building season has been an extra hectic one for Tasha Stone. Stone, who has worked in the flooring design and sales business for 13 years, has been assisting several local home builders finish construction in time for the Greater Cedar Rapids Area Home Builders Association ...

Boston Properties Agrees to Sell a 45% Interest in Each of 601 Lexington Avenue, Atlantic Wharf Office Building and ...
Boston Properties, Inc. , a real estate investment trust, announced that it has entered into a binding purchase and sale agreement to sell a 45% interest in each of 601 Lexington Avenue in New York City, and Atlantic Wharf Office Building and 100 Federal Street in Boston to affiliates of Norges Bank Investment Management for a gross purchase price of approximately $1.5 billion in cash, which is ...

CNPR Certification Celebrates 15 Years of Educational Success and Industry Leadership
The CNPR certificate, since its inception of the Fall of 1999, has proven to help entry level applicants understand all of the pharmaceutical industry terms, product knowledge and regulations needed to work as a successful pharmaceutical sales rep. The CNPR program is widely known to help entry level applicants with their knowledge of the industry which then allows them to meet basic ...

Parade offers builders chance to showcase homes
Though this year’s Helena Building Industry Association Parade of Homes is showcasing five homes, down from nine last year, the builders are saying the market has recovered from the recession.

Over 50 Organizations Call on Canadian Government to Support Survivors of Rana Plaza Tragedy
Over fifty human rights, religious, international development, trade union, women's, teacher, student, community and investor organizations have released an Open Letter calling on the Canadian government ...

SFI® Recognized by Green Building Standard BREEAM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) has been recognized by BREEAM for its ability to allow the construction industry to responsibly source forest products. BREEAM – the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method – is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. Worldwide ...

Top Southern building apprentice announced
Invercargill carpentry apprentice David Gare has been named the Southern Registered Master Builders Carters 2014 Apprentice of the Year. The 24 year old, employed by Barry Stewart Builders and trained through the BCITO, impressed judges who say he is a confident apprentice who displayed an in-depth knowledge of the building industry. David was awarded an array of prizes, including his choice of ...