Peterson's Property Maintenance lands Pa. county contract | University in Tenn. hires JLL as custodial provider | Longtime contract-cleaning owner discusses her journey
October 19, 2017
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Peterson's Property Maintenance lands Pa. county contract
Peterson's Property Maintenance will provide cleaning services for the Crawford County courthouse and public safety building in Pennsylvania beginning in November. The contract is for three years.
The Meadville (Pa.) Tribune (10/12) 
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University in Tenn. hires JLL as custodial provider
Austin Peay University in Tennessee will use Jones Lang LaSalle for its janitorial service, becoming the first public university to sign up for the outsourced janitorial services contracted by the state of Tennessee.
The Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tenn.) (free registration) (10/12) 
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Longtime contract-cleaning owner discusses her journey
Marsha Langley and her husband, Mike, have owned Flint Hills Contract Cleaning in Kansas for 22 years. She discusses how her commercial cleaning service has been a "good, solid, dependable thing to do."
The Emporia (Kan.) Gazette (10/16) 
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Government Affairs
How does Trump's executive order change the ACA?
How does Trump's executive order change the ACA?
Trump (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump issued an executive order last week that he said increases competition in the insurance market and gives Americans more choices. Tami Luhby looks at how the order strays from the Affordable Care Act, letting small businesses collectively buy health insurance, extending short-term plans and potentially allowing employers to reimburse workers to buy insurance on their own.
CNNMoney (10/13) 
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Business Best Practices
How to coach employees when there's no promotion available
Not every workplace has promotions or lateral moves available, so managers might be better off reframing the conversation to be about opportunity rather than mobility, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. "Opportunity mobility boils down to identifying activities designed to address an employee's interests, passions, gaps and/or aspirations," she writes.
SmartBrief/Leadership (10/12) 
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Venture capitalist: Put others first
Bryan Roberts of venture capital firm Venrock says he looks for people who want to be the best but also think of others before themselves. He also discusses how he hires and what he tells people new to the workforce.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (10/13) 
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