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Awareness is a simple concept. I’m talking awareness of everything from considering how people will react to marketing messages, to timing, to public disasters and everything in between.

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Hotel boom continues: Building activity continues in Bakersfield’s bustling hotel market with two new hotels slated to open soon. Home 2 Suites by Hilton, 8227 Brimhall Road, will offer 113 rooms adjacent to the Westside Parkway. Hyatt Place, 310 Coffee Road, will have 120 rooms in a locatio…

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A friend told me recently about her experience working years ago in a rough-and-tumble office environment. My response was a mixture of amazement and shock.

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Industry leaders will once again gather in Bakersfield to highlight the latest advances and innovation in energy and its effect on Kern County’s position as one of the country’s energy leaders during the 13th annual Kern County Energy Summit Nov. 13, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, at the Bakersfiel…

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Because I spend a lot of my workweek conducting harassment prevention workshops, it’s ironic that I was accused of harassment. Although it was a meritless complaint, I reacted the way people are supposed to react in the workplace when they are accused of wrongdoing — I continued to do my job…

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American Airlines has announced that it plans to add a second nonstop flight between Bakersfield and Dallas in January. It is a good sign for Kern County airport officials who have been working to expand local airline service. But it continues to be a struggle to attract airlines and passeng…

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Public agencies and private entities in the valley air basin portion of Kern County may receive up to $25,000 annually through the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Clean Green Yard Machines: Commercial Voucher Program.

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Hotel boom continues: Building activity continues in Bakersfield’s bustling hotel market with two new hotels slated to open soon. Home 2 Suites by Hilton, 8227 Brimhall Road, will offer 113 rooms adjacent to the Westside Parkway. Hyatt Place, 310 Coffee Road, will have 120 rooms in a locatio…

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Recent earthquakes in Ridgecrest emphasize a frequently overlooked property risk. Thanks to the Small Business Administration, they identified this pronounced need for funding of a clearly identifiable and measurable risk — the first step in the risk management process for any organization.

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Awareness is a simple concept. I’m talking awareness of everything from considering how people will react to marketing messages, to timing, to public disasters and everything in between.

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Did you know that 70 percent of all businesses do not sell? Only about 30 percent of family businesses get handed down and less than 50 percent of businesses with revenues between $10 million and $50 million in revenues sell. These extraordinary numbers should be a wakeup call to business owners.

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My mission, which I chose to accept, was to share with local teens what there is to do in Bakersfield. The event was the Bakersfield Youth Commission’s “Sing Out, Speak Out” that preceded the kick-off of the City’s Movies in the Park series at The Park at Riverwalk on June 6.

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Starting with your initial idea, building and owning a business can be an exciting venture from day one. Developing a proper business plan, securing financing, marketing, paying taxes and all of the other small, but significant, details will surely be some of the most challenging yet rewardi…

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As the triple-digit summer temperatures settle over Kern County, workplace talk often turns to dress codes and some employees who seem to stretch the limits of acceptable “cool” attire. Is it time to dust off the old dress code, or review it to ensure it’s legal and defensible?

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Do not feel left out if you do not know about land surveying . You are not alone. Jerry Carter of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) performed a “man on the streets” survey to gauge public awareness of the land surveying profession. His survey revealed th…

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Public agencies and private entities in the valley air basin portion of Kern County may receive up to $25,000 annually through the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Clean Green Yard Machines: Commercial Voucher Program.

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A “denial-of-service” (DoS) attack disrupted the U.S. electrical grids, including section that stretch into Bakersfield, earlier this year. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the cyberattack occurred On March 5, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., but did not result in any power outages.