job fair setfor veterans
SARASOTA -- Goodwill Manasota is hosting the "Veterans and their Families Jobs and Services Fair," 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7 at Ed Smith Stadium. More than 50 employers and service organizations will attend the free event looking to hire qualified applicants, according to a press release. The jobs fair is sponsored by the Legacy of Valor campaign and is a collaboration between Goodwill Manasota, Suncoast Workforce and the Baltimore Orioles. Employers can register for a booth at www.experiencegoodwill.org/events/. Veterans are also invited to participate in a pre-hiring workshop presented by Chase Bank, 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Goodwill North Trail Community Room, 5150 N. Tamiami Trail. RSVP: 941.360.1268 x.331
Deadline to pre-register for 'Women in Business'
SARASOTA -- The Sarasota-Manatee chapter of the Risk Management Association is hosting a "Women in Business" event 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7501 Wireless Court, Sarasota. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Pre-registration is due Tuesday at community.rmahq.org/SarasotaManatee/Events/
Luncheon to help young professionals hone skills
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Young Leaders Alliance is hosting "How to Network to Increase Sales," a luncheon with Marc Simms, president of RPM Business Advisors. The event, aimed for young professionals seeking to learn business networking skills, is set for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Lakewood Ranch Holiday Inn, 6231 Lake Osprey Drive. Cost is $20 for alliance members, $30 for non-members. To register, go to www.lwryla.com, contact info@ youngleadersalliance.com or call Sherie at 941-757-1671.
Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster settle 'issues'
After a dispute over terms that stretched for most of the year, Simon & Schuster and Barnes & Noble said in a joint statement Monday that they had "resolved their outstanding business issues." Both parties "look forward to promoting great books by Simon & Schuster authors," they said.
Barnes & Noble, the nation's largest book chain, was locked in a disagreement with Simon & Schuster over how much it was willing to pay for books. Major publishers have said in recent months that Barnes & Noble has sharply increased its demands on publishers while making the case that its stores provide valuable "showroom" space and increase sales as a result.
Barnes & Noble has been placing much smaller orders of Simon & Schuster books since the stalemate has stretched on, damaging sales for authors. Talks between Simon & Schuster progressed after the abrupt resignation of William Lynch, the chief executive of Barnes & Noble, last month.
-- Staff and wire reports