Business is personal for video production president, 2021 ATHENA winner | Business

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Virginia Frederick Dodge, president of VA Productions Inc. in Cumru Township, has always approached business a bit differently than many of her peers. Some would even argue her mindset is incorrect, she concedes.

“Something that I always say, for better or worse, because not everybody agrees,” Dodge began. “In fact, a lot of people think the exact opposite.

“To me, business is personal.”

It’s a viewpoint that has always served Dodge well, though. VA Productions, was built from personal relationships 27 years ago. Quite often, relationships with clients — many of them nonprofit organizations — inspire her to volunteer or

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Family-owned funeral homes in Flower Mound, Lewisville deliver personal touch

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Flower Mound Family Funeral Home opened in 2003. (Kaushiki Roy/Community Impact Newspaper)

In an industry where nearly 11% of funeral homes in the U.S. were owned by publicly traded corporations as of 2019, according to the National Funeral Directors Association, Dalton & Son Funeral Home is providing the personalized touch of a three-generation-old family-owned and -operated business.

The original Dalton & Son Funeral Home opened in 1969 with Cecil Dalton and his son Bill Dalton at the helm. It offered complete funeral and ambulance services, which was common in the 1960s and 1970s. The ambulance was even equipped with a

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Lessons learned from ‘Just in Time’ manufacturing

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Top national business papers as well as business and manufacturing industry journals are blaming current supply shortages on the concept of JIT (“Just in Time”), most notably The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Forbes. Each recently published articles referencing business leaders declaring that most manufacturers have discovered that JIT blew up in their faces. The lesson learned will be increasing inventory levels throughout the supply chain.

That would be the entirely wrong lesson to learn from current conditions.

First and foremost, for those who have a reasonable understanding of the Toyota Production System (TPS), the alleged forebearer of

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Letter to the editor: County officials can’t put personal and business interests before the common good

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Public servants usually put their own business or professional interests aside and try to represent the people and the common good.

County Commissioner Vareberg, once again, as he did with his “I’m not going to wear a mask for the common good of all because I don’t want to,” is confusing his personal wishes to trump the common good. Vareberg is again getting confused between his public position and his excavating business. He left construction garbage behind. Probably the same as littering. But then complains that he is fined for doing so.

Had you not been fined would you have

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Helen of Troy sells off personal care business to HRB Brands for US$44.7 million

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THE WHAT? Helen of Troy has announced that it has sold its mass market personal care business to HRB Brands for US$44.7 million in cash. The sale excludes the Latin America and Caribbean regions.

THE DETAILS The deal includes an option for HRB Brands to purchase the remaining territories by the end of fiscal year 2022, subject to meeting certain conditions.

“We are excited about this opportunity for HRB Brands LLC, a company that we believe is well-positioned to take the Personal Care business to its next phase of growth,” commented Julien R. Mininberg, Chief Executive Officer, Helen of Troy.

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3 Reasons to Hold Your Investments During a Recession | Personal Finance

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No matter what the market does, it’s important to remember that you won’t lose any money unless you sell. Even if your investments decrease in value, you only lock in those losses by selling when prices are lower. By holding your stocks until prices recover, you can avoid losing money.

2. Timing the market is nearly impossible

In theory, the best way to maximize your returns would be to buy stocks when the market bottoms out and prices are at their lowest, then sell when prices reach their peak. This is called timing the market, and while it may

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