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Announcing the 2018 Shine Awards for Small Business Winners

UpakNShip Named Small Business of the Year
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This week we welcomed more than 2,000 eBay sellers from across the country to our annual celebration for sellers, eBay Open, in Las Vegas, to connect, learn, and share.

Our community of sellers make eBay one of the most diverse marketplaces in the world. Nowhere is this more evident than in our SHINE Awards for Small Business contest, which recognizes some of our most inspirational sellers across the U.S.. 

iCause: Helping Nonprofits Build Their Audience and Increase Engagement

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July 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - iCause is proud to announce a sponsorship and advertising solution for a fraction of the normal cost. Not only can companies advertise with iCause, end users can also earn rewards for redemption with Amazon by engaging with events, worldwide.  iCause provides access to millions of people on its event platform, making this the perfect opportunity for companies seeking to build their audience and increase engagement.

CSR Now Drives Business as Usual

by John Howell, Editorial Director, 3BL Media
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Back in the day, corporate strategy meant defining a business mission and describing how those goals were to be reached through business practices. Today, setting a viable strategy means including many factors once considered outside the scope of traditional business planning. Brands are taking stands on multiple issues, from public, cultural questions (climate change, immigration, gun violence) to internal issues (diversity, ethics, harassment, gender pay gap). 

Consider the new rules:

Disaster Resiliency: How IBM and Bechtel Partnered in Puerto Rico

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With the 2018 hurricane season underway, Bechtel and IBM have partnered up to share lessons learned from last year’s devastating Category 5 storm in Puerto Rico and mapping their work to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The two corporations’ commitment to improving long-term recovery from natural disasters led to the Disaster Resiliency Webinar, hosted by 3BL Media.

VIDEO | The Water Brothers Discuss Solutions to the Algal Blooms Issue with George Barley Water Prize Contestants

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As hotter temperatures feed harmful algal blooms across the country, The ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation and its partner the Everglades Foundation continue the race for a solution through the George Barley Water Prize. Recently the Water Brothers, producers of an international water-focused TV series, traveled to the Prize testing site to document ongoing research and testing. There they talked with contestants to uncover what is causing this summer’s massive outbreaks, what the risks are, and how we can solve them.

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford Teams Up with Actress Lauren Potter for Special Olympics Unified Sports Challenge

Ashford and Potter compete with Special Olympics Athlete Mike Van Zee
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SEATTLE, July 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford participated in the first-ever ESPN | Special Olympics Unified Sports Challenge, held Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the University of Washington’s Husky Ballpark. Ashford was among an exclusive group of executives who competed with employees, celebrities and Special Olympics athletes in multiple Unified Sports challenges – all to raise money for Special Olympics and the Seattle community.

VIDEO | George Bandy, VP Sustainability Mohawk Group, on Marketing Strategy

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George Bandy, vice president of sustainability and commercial marketing for Mohawk Group, from Neocon 2018, discusses the company’s Merchandise Mart showroom, displaying the breadth of the company’s offerings and the connectivity among designs, biophilic design, market branding, and sustainability. Bandy also talks about changes taking place within the A&D community with the advent of millennials and the challenges they present. Also discussed is the company’s involvement in each flooring category and it’s marketing approach to provide all products for a given project.

Brands Taking Stands & Joining Movements: A Conversation With Grant Garrison of GOOD Corps

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud, speaks with Grant Garrison, managing director at GOOD Corps, about how brands can purposefully align themselves with causes and movements to advance social good. Grant explains how he views the role that brands play in movements, and how his team is helping companies, foundations and nonprofits develop breakthrough programs that engage many more people around their brands in authentic ways.

Tech Companies Push Back on Immigration Practices

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One of the hottest of hot button political-social issues got pushed, hard, last week. The separation of children from immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. blew up into a major conflict zone in the larger culture wars that shows no signs of quieting down anytime soon. As before, following the issue of the “Muslim ban” immigration executive order issued in early 2017, business squared off against government policy in a high volume debate over values.
 

Partnering Together in Sustainability: A Message from Mohawk's Chairman & CEO

Mohawk’s Jeff Lorberbaum sits down to discuss how the flooring company supports customers and employees through our sustainability journey.
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Mohawk continues to be in our strongest financial position in company history, generating record levels of revenue and income for the past two years. This is important and beneficial not only to our shareholders, but also for every stakeholder we touch in the course of doing business. This gets to the heart of our sustainable business strategy.

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