12 Days of Positivity rolling along across C-K

first_imgThe 12 Days of Positivity in Chatham-Kent is into the home stretch – and there is definitely a positive vibe happening around the community, organizers say.The third annual free community dinner organized by Chatham’s Breakfast House & Grille Churrascaria at its Armoury banquet hall attracted another big crowd on Monday.“I love seeing everybody from the community coming in here with smiles on their face,” said Matt Harlick, a partner in Chatham Breakfast House & Grille. “Everybody’s excited to just come in and enjoy a meal and just have some camaraderie between the community.”He said having 12 days of positivity “gives a light at the end of the tunnel” in a day and age when there is a lot of negativity.“We feel it in ourselves when we see all these positive faces and smiles,” added Brian Machado, a partner in the business.He gave credit to Pie-Zano’s Pizza and Community Living for helping make the event a success by providing pizza and desserts, as well as Just Grin Productions, which was taking free photos of participants.Machado said doing things to help make your community better is part of what being a small business owner is all about.Ginny and Brian Steptoe of Chatham, who were among the local residents who enjoyed the free lunch, are big supporters this local initiative.“The 12 days are a great way to spread positivity in Chatham-Kent,” Ginny Steptoe said. “We hope everybody can get on board.”When asked what they do to be positive, Brian Steptoe mentioned helping out their neighbours, friends and family, “We just try to smile and be the best people we can be,” he said.Jason King, co-ordinator of the 12 Days of Positivity, said this year’s campaign has been great across the community with many different people and groups getting involved.“Positivity is growing in Chatham-Kent,” he [email protected]@Chathamnewslast_img read more

Celebrating 44 Years of Email [Infographic]

first_imgWho would have guessed email is 44 years old this year? Hard to believe, but it was 1971 when computer engineer Ray Tomlinson sent the first electronic email message. Since then, email has grown to be one of the most used communication tools.My own memories of email date back to when I worked at an Ann Arbor software company. I was one of several guinea pigs for testing out the new email system. There were less than five people in the group. I remember the fun and frustration trying to figure out how the different options worked. How did you do that? and What setting did you add? were commonly heard as we worked through figuring out the email configuration before it was deployed to our 50+ member development group.In their infographic, ReachMail highlights key email milestones over the past 44 years. You’ll learn what head of state was first to send an electronic email message, when Google made Gmail publicly available, and when Sender Policy Framework (SPF) was established to verify email senders’ identities.Who knew it wasn’t until 1982 when the word email was first used? Check out the key takeaways from the infographic. Source: Email is officially middle-aged! – ReachMail BlogReachMail Blog.Key Takeaways1971: Computer engineer Ray Tomlinson sends the first electronic mail message. (Tomlinson has since forgotten what the message said)1976: Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first head of state to send an electronic mail message.1978: The first electronically sent advertisement goes out, over a network of government university computers.1982: The word email is first used. The first ever smiley emotion is invented by Scott Fahlman.1989: Radio man Elwood Edwards records AOL’s iconic Welcome, File’s done, Goodbye, and You’ve got mail!1997: Microsoft buys Hotmail for about $400 million. Microsoft Outlook is released.1998: The word spam is added to the Oxford Dictionary. Warner Bros. releases You’ve Got Mail which tops $250 million at the box office.1999: A fraudulent email claiming that Bill Gates plans to share his wealth with Internet users begins to circulate. It is forwarded to millions.2003: On an episode of The Simpsons, Homer reveals his email address, [email protected] George W. Bush signs into law the CAN-SPAM Act, the US’ first national standards for sending commercial emails.2004: Federal Trade Commission (FTC) codifies email spam laws. LOL, and other Internet acronyms are officially recognized in the Oxford English Dictionary. Multimedia emails are introduced after the Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) World Congress in Vienna.2005: SPF, the first technology that verifies email senders’ identities, is established.2007: Google makes Gmail available to the public worldwide. Anti-phishing security protocol DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is adopted by the Internet Engineering Task Force.2011: A study finds that the most easily broken email password is password, followed by sequences like 123456 and qwerty.2012: Number of Americans accessing email on a mobile device reaches 90 million, with 64 percent reporting that they do so daily.2013: Google rolls out Gmail tabs, ensuring smarter sorting of email and less email overload.2014: Sony Entertainment is hacked, and hundreds of sensitive emails are released. North Korea is blamed by the U.S. government, but denies responsibility.Do you remember when you first started using email? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…Related7 Infographics About Email and Email MarketingWhen my friend Lee contacted me last week, he asked about an email infographic I had published this year. “Deborah, I remember it was something about how to be more productive with email, but I can’t remember when you posted it. Can you help me out?” I did a quick…In “Email marketing”Top Productivity Killers at Work [Infographic]Managing your time and staying productive at work is a challenge. Between meetings, phone calls, report writing, and answering emails, how can you get on with getting your work done? In this infographic, PulpPR highlights productivity killers at the office and offers solutions that will get you back on track…In “Miscellaneous”On Fireworks, Concerts, and Staying Connected with CustomersLike many people throughout the United States last weekend, I enjoyed an extended holiday break to celebrate the Fourth of July with my family. We enjoyed music, barbecue, a walk through the Krohn Conservatory, and a trip to Findlay Market in Cincinnati as we caught up with family members and…In “Email marketing”last_img read more

Colorado ~ Corporate Income Tax: Certain Economic Development Income Tax Credits Allowed Different Treatment

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed legislation authorizing the Colorado Economic Development Commission (EDC) to allow certain business that make a strategic capital investment in the state to treat several existing corporate income tax credits as transferable, beginning July 1, 2017, and lasting through June 30, 2020. Once the income tax credits are approved by the EDC as transferable, the business can apply the credit to any tax liability, carry forward the credit for up to five years, or transfer the income tax credit. Under the legislation, the existing credits that are eligible for different treatment include, the Colorado job growth incentive credit; the Enterprise Zone credit for investment in certain property; the credit for new enterprise zone business employees; and the Enterprise Zone credit for expenditures for research and experimental activities. In order to qualify, a business is required to make at least $100 million capital investment for each precertification that the EDC finds will be significant to the state and be productive over time.Precertified tax credits cannot be transferred until tax year 2019 and the business has five years from when the EDC approved the credits to transfer them. Additionally, if the business chooses to transfer its allowed tax credits, then the income tax credits are freely transferable and assignable, subject to the preapproved amount. The transferee may use all or a portion of transferred income tax credits to offset any tax liability or they may transfer any unused portion to a secondary transferee. The unused portion of the tax credit can be transferred on multiple occasions for three subsequent tax years from when the income tax credit was first transferred. The legislation allows the EDC to precertify $10 million in transferable credits in each fiscal year. Any portion of the $10 million not precertified by the EDC in any of the fiscal years may not be certified in a future year. The EDC may precertify transferable credits for the same business in all three fiscal years.H.B. 1356, Laws 2017, effective May 24, 2017last_img read more