Rise Pies to hold job fair for mall restaurant
UNIVERSITY PARKWAY -- New fast-casual pizza concept Rise Pies will have a job fair next week for its Mall at University Town Center restaurant.
The company, based in Youngstown, Ohio, is hiring assistant managers, shift managers and crew members. Assistant managers are salaried, receives benefits and eligible for bonuses, according to an ad by the company. Other workers can start at $9 per hour.
The fair will be at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 8565 Cooper Creek Blvd., University Park from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 10 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 11.
The Mall at UTC location will be the second Rise Pies location in the country. The restaurant has an assembly line approach to building a pizza then baked in a special oven in three minutes.
The mall is expected to open Oct. 16 off of Cattlemen Road and University Parkway.
Darwin Brewery to celebrate Oktoberfest
BRADENTON -- Darwin Brewing Co. will host a "Finchtoberfest" celebration Sept. 20 in conjunction with the opening of the annual Munich Oktoberfest in Germany.
The event will include free food, live music and a special release German-style lager. Darwin Brewing Co. is at 803 17th Ave. W. The celebration is free and open to the public.
Brewmaster Jorge Rosabal, trained and educated in Germany, will be on hand for tastings of his newly created Finchtoberfest Marzen Style Lager -- a medium-bodied amber lager brewed in the Oktoberfest beer tradition. Another 13 Darwin Brewing Co. beers will also be on tap during the event.
Darwin's on 4th is set to cater the event, offering free food to guests from 2 to 6 p.m. Chef Darwin Santa Maria will be on the grill, serving German bratwurst with a Peruvian twist and more.
Blues band Jason Haram Group will perform.
Amazon's CEO to retire in 2015; CFO gets top job
SAN FRANCISCO -- Amazon.com Inc., the world's largest online retailer, said Wednesday that Chief Financial Officer Thomas Szkutak will retire in June 2015 and will be succeeded by Brian Olsavsky.
Olsavsky, 51, Amazon's vice president of finance for the global consumer business, will work with Szkutak during the next 10 months ahead of the transition, the Seattle-based company said in a statement.
Olsavsky, who has been at Amazon since 2002, will be responsible for managing expenses as Jeff Bezos, the company's chief executive officer, continues to sacrifice profits in favor of investing in cloud computing, warehouses and gadgets such as the Fire smartphone. While the stock jumped 59 percent last year, it has dropped about 15 percent this year, signaling investors' concern about rising costs.
Amazon fell 1 percent to $339 at the close in New York.
-- Herald staff and wire reports