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Business briefs March 8, 2014 Print E-mail
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March 08, 2014 08:40 am

Outstanding service

Brookings insurance agent Daryn Farmer has earned membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) of The Premier Association of Financial Professionals.

The honor was given to Farmer, owner of Daryn Farmer State Farm Insurance, for adhering to a strict code of ethics, focusing on providing top-notch client service and continuing to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association. 

“MDRT is an organization that is made great by people like Daryn — hardworking, committed and successful financial  services professionals at the forefront of our industry,” said MDRT President, Michelle L. Hoesly, CLU, ChFC. 

Founded in 1927, MDRT is a global, independent association of more than 38,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 450 companies in 74 countries.

Charter HD channels

Charter Communications’ customers in Brookings and Gold Beach will soon enjoy access to more than 200 high definition (HD) channels, better picture quality and significantly faster Internet speeds as Charter completes its move to a 100 percent all-digital network throughout the first half of 2014.

 “By removing outdated analog signals, we regain bandwidth in our network enabling us to provide more HD channels and open the door to faster Internet speeds and future innovation,” said Charter President and CEO Tom Rutledge.  

The all-digital upgrade begins April 1 with customers transitioning to an all-digital network. As part of this upgrade process, customers must take action by acquiring Charter-issued digital set-top boxes for each of their televisions.

Customers can obtain these digital boxes through direct shipment to their home by calling 888-438-2427 to request a self-installation kit, or may pick up equipment at the Charter store at 1286 Northcrest Drive in Crescent City.

Dutch Bros. fundraiser

On Valentine’s Day, the Brookings and Crescent City communities banded together to raise 1,273 pounds of non-perishable food for local food banks by participating in a Dutch Bros. fundraising campaign.

“It’s amazing when people get together in a concentrated effort,” said Dutch Bros. Coffee co-founder Travis Boersma. “The impact that we can have in raising over 233,000 pounds of food is extraordinary.”

On Feb. 14, Dutch Bros. offered customers a free drink in exchange for a contribution of three non-perishable food items.

Dutch Bros. Brookings donated the collected food to Brookings Harbor Community Helpers. And the Crescent City Dutch Bros. donated food to Our Daily Bread Ministries.

 

Business News by Yahoo Finance

  • Factory activity in Europe, Asia cools; demand lull a concern
    BANGALORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes showed. Despite euro zone manufacturers barely raising their prices, growth in the region slowed slightly more than initially thought, and activity in China's vast factory sector slackened on weak foreign and domestic demand, stoking speculation that further policy stimulus would be needed. "A concerted slowdown in the China, euro zone and UK manufacturing PMIs as the second quarter gets under way raises alarm bells about global demand conditions," said Lena Komileva, chief economist at G+ Economics in London.
  • Investors look past Ukraine, focus on ECB
    World markets advanced on Monday despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets this week. Ukraine reported its forces were under fire from Russian tanks again on Monday, as new signs emerged that the turmoil was damaging the European economy. Latin American stocks mostly rose, with Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index (.BVSP) leading gains after an opinion poll showed declining re-election chances for President Dilma Rousseff, accused by investors of being excessively interventionist in the economy. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression", after warning over the weekend of a possible "full-scale war."
  • China's Li Ning stumbles from gold medal position to no man's land
    In 2010, former Chinese gymnast Li Ning led a surging $4 billion sportswear business, a gold-medal pinnacle echoing his victories at the 1984 Olympic Games. Now, the Li Ning (2331.HK) business is more reminiscent of the ex-sportsman's exit from the 1988 Olympics without a podium finish. As customers have turned to aspirational global brands like Nike Inc (NKE.N) or cheaper local firms, Li Ning has racked up heavy losses, losing four-fifths of its market value.

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