Westminster Towers earns reaccreditation
Westminster Towers retirement community announced it has been reaccredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation and the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. By achieving accreditation, Westminster Towers has demonstrated it exceeds international standards for quality, the organization said.
Westminster Towers is at 1330 India Hook Road, Rock Hill.
Winthrop to launch management program
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Winthrop University's College of Business Institute of Management will offer an eight-month certificate management program beginning March 19, the school announced this week.
The program is intended for new senior-level and all mid-level managers working in nonprofit management. The course will focus on financial accounting, budgeting, cash-flow analysis, planning, marketing, fundraising, managing systems and managing people. Students will learn about the laws governing, and fundamentals of managing not-for-profit organizations.
Successful participants in the program will receive a certificate of completion from the Winthrop University Institute of Management.
Classes will alternate between the campuses of Winthrop University and the University of South Carolina-Lancaster. Class sessions meet on some Wednesdays between March 19 and Oct. 15.
The cost of the program, consisting of 51 hours of training, is $360 for each participant. The J. Marion Sims Foundation, Sisters of Charity of South Carolina Foundation and the Chester Healthcare Foundation pledged financial support for the program.
Class size is limited to 25. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to contact Nell Walker, director of external relations for Winthrop's College of Business Administration, at 323-2681 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winthrop offering start-up class Monday
The Winthrop University Small Business Development Center will host a free class, "How to Start a Small Business," at 6 p.m. Monday.
The session will provide basic information needed to start a small business, write a business plan and apply for financing.
The center is in 118 Thurmond Building on the Winthrop campus. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more details, visit the Web site cba.winthrop.edu/sbdc or call 323-2283.
IAAP chapter to meet Tuesday in Rock Hill
The Rock Hill Area Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the School of the Deaf and the Blind, Midlands Outreach Center, 197 Piedmont Blvd., Suite 202, Rock Hill.
Rosalie Dellenbach will be the featured speaker. All administrative and office professionals are invited. For more information, contact Debi Burt, membership chair, at email@example.com or visit the Web site www.orgsites.com/sc/ iaap-rock-hill.
Macy's announces cuts of 2,300 management jobs
CINCINNATI -- Macy's said Wednesday it will cut about 2,300 management jobs as the department store operator consolidates three regional divisions and decentralizes buying in a bid to reduce costs and boost sales.
The announcement came as Macy's announced separately that it had a steeper-than-expected drop in sales in January at established stores and that earnings in its fiscal year would be below Wall Street estimates.
The Cincinnati-based retailer has been struggling with disappointing sales and resistance from shoppers in some markets where the Macy's name replaced local favorites it absorbed as part of its acquisition of May Department Stores in 2005 amid efforts to build a national brand.
Worker productivity slows in 4th quarter
WASHINGTON -- Worker productivity, the key factor in rising living standards, slowed sharply in the final three months of the year as overall economic activity weakened considerably while labor pressures increased.
The Labor Department reported Wednesday that productivity, the amount of output per hour of work, increased at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the October-December quarter, down from a 6 percent performance in the July-through-September period.