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MARCH 15TH | 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
Effective Business Plans provide the foundation for starting a business, running a business, or growing a business. We’re inviting startups and small businesses to join us for an interactive workshop on the key elements needed, such as what makes your business special, how you market your business, and what financial outcomes to expect.
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THE BLUE BOUTIQUE IS SEEKING BUSINESS ATTIRE DONATIONSThe Blue Boutique at Robins Air Force Base is seeking business attire donations. The boutique is operated and ran by the Robins Enlisted Spouses Club. It is one of the many ways the club supports our military community. Within the boutique, shoppers will find affordable rental formalwear, highly discounted wedding dresses, and free business attire.
The boutique was formally Cinderella’s Closet, but has since been rebranded after a new vision was developed to better support our military families. Now, the boutique is more than pretty dresses. Military spouses, who are seeking employment, may now come into the boutique and choose up to 5 free business attire items. We have both men’s and women’s clothing. Our inventory includes suits, dress pants, blouses, shoes, and many other items.
Patrons may walk into the boutique during regular business hours or choose to make an appointment outside of the regular hours. The Blue Boutique is also open to attendees of the Dress for Success, Writing a Winning Resume, and Interview with Confidence classes offered by the Airman & Family Readiness Center.
We want to help our military families in their pursuit of employment, and that’s where you come in. The Blue Boutique is in need of additional men’s and women’s business attire. Shoes are also accepted. Donations may be made at any time through appointments or during regular business hours. The boutique is open Mondays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and the first Sunday of each month from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Appointments may be made for mornings, afternoons, or evenings Monday through Sunday. The Robins Regional Chamber will serve as the drop-off location for donations! We are located at 1228 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, GA. We will be accepting donations during normal business hours, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
CHICK-FIL-A JUMPS TO NO.5 IN TECHNOMIC’S TOP 500 CHAIN RANKINGS
Technomic finds that Chick-fil-A is now ranked No. 5 within the Top 500 restaurant chains, surpassing sales for both Wendy’s and Burger King in 2018. According to Technomic’s 2019 Top 500 Chain Restaurant Advance Report, total U.S. sales for each of the top five chains is above $10 billion, whereas last year only the top three achieved this benchmark. The limited-service chicken category continues to be a pacesetter for growth, led by strong years from not only Chick-fil-A but also Wingstop and Raising Cane’s.
“Propelled by the improved performance of many of the industry’s largest players, the Top 500 chains displayed resilience in 2018,” said Kevin Schimpf, industry research manager. “Despite diminishing customer foot traffic, labor challenges and volatile operating conditions, the Top 500 chains were still able to achieve stronger sales growth in 2018 than what we observed the prior year.”
THUNDERBIRDS RETURN TO HEADLINE TEAM ROBINS 2019 AIR SHOW
The Thunder Over Georgia 2019 Air Show is shaping up to be a fast-paced and exciting experience for the whole family. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the air show at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, Sept. 28-29, 2019.
The Thunderbirds are an elite team of pilots, maintenance, medical and administrative personnel. The team has eight highly experienced pilots who went through rigorous screening to be selected as among the elite the Air Force has to offer.
After selection, each pilot receives their new call sign: the number bird they are flying. Thunderbirds 1-6 perform the aerial demonstrations in each air show, while Thunderbird 7 is the operations officer, and Thunderbird 8 is the advance pilot who also narrates each show.
The Thunderbird team has a total of 12 officers and more than 120 enlisted personnel, representing nearly 30 career fields, who keep the team operational. Every show season, 24 professionals in various aircraft maintenance specialties are selected to travel with the team, to ensure the aircraft are always ready.Many performers are lined up to join the Thunderbirds at Robins this year for a full weekend of high-speed fun.
Some confirmed acts are:
– F-22 Demonstration Flight Team
– U.S. Army Special Operations command Parachute Demonstration Team – The Black Daggers
– Shockwave Jet Truck
– Man vs. Impossible
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