Business Briefs: Neal Communities opens new models in Parrish

July 19, 2013 

Neal Communities is opening three new models at River's Reach -- off Rye Road in Parrish -- with a family-friendly celebration that is open to the public.

The grand opening event is set for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1571 Hickory View Circle, Parrish. Model homes at River's Reach will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Neal introduced The Celebration Series at River's Reach earlier this year with the opening of its new sales center, the Clear Day model. On July 20, two additional models, both in the Celebration Series, will open -- the Starlight and the Sweetwater II.

Homes in the new phase range in size from just under 1,800 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet and are situated on 50-foot homesites. Neal set aside nearly half of the community's total acreage as dedicated open space or preserve areas. River's Reach features a preserve area next to the Manatee River, a resort-style pool & spa, and fitness facilities. The community also boasts picnic areas, a children's playground, a sand volleyball court, and a canoe & kayak livery.

Argosy University adds new Masters program

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The College of Business at Argosy University is formally launching a new 30 credit Master of Science (MS) in Human Resource Management program.

The program, which will enroll its first class next month, is designed to teach working professionals how to generate fresh ideas that will drive businesses forward.

Delivery of the program provides maximum flexibility for working professionals being offered either online or in a blended format which includes classroom and online components.

The Argosy University MS in Human Resource Management programs provides students with the opportunity to effectively address the breadth of human resources needs of an organization: recruitment, selection, and development; compensation and benefits; employee relations; and the long-run strategic human resource needs of an organization.

As part of the Human Resource Management degree program, particular attention is paid to the ethical management of people in a diverse world.

Dell delays buyout vote, signaling lack of support

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Michael Dell believes he can revive the company bearing his name, if his group of investors can buy it for $24.4 billion. But that deal is in danger of falling apart, increasing the chances that the personal computer giant's founder might not be CEO much longer.

The formidable challenges already facing Dell Inc. and its CEO became more daunting Thursday with the slumping company's decision to delay

a vote on Michael Dell's proposed buyout.

The postponement until next Wednesday signals that a five-month campaign by Michael Dell and the company's board hasn't overcome the staunch resistance of billionaire Carl Icahn and other shareholders, who argue that the buyout price is too low and discounts the company's long-term prospects.

Herald staff and wire reports

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