Friday, November 20, 2015
Roanoke City Council Special Meeting on Mayor Bowers Statement on Syrian refugees
(See videos below)
Mayor David Bowers apologizes for Japanese-American comparison to Syrian refugees but stands by his fear allowing Syrians into the country and Roanoke.
Roanoke city council chambers was packed with standing room only. There were those who preferred to stand in the back of the chamber and argue with citizens who were welcoming of Syrian refugees. They were fearful of that among Syrian refugees, terrorists and ISIS would infiltrate with weak vetting. They also had negative things to say about the Muslim religion.
There were Roanokers accepting of Mayor Bowers apology but still think he should r
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Today, OfficeMax announced plans to join with Office Depot to create a stronger, combined global company with a wide array of services and solutions that enable you, our valued MaxPerks customer, to work more efficiently and productively.
The combined company will build on the best of both organizations to give you even more product choices, advanced technology and printing services, and new innovations to help you work better in business and at home every day. By integrating our network of retail stores, direct sales, telesales and online environments, we’ll provide you multiple ways to connect with us.
Over the last six months, OfficeMax has added new technology support, cloud and website services. Recognizing the impact of economic and tax changes to the bottom line, we want to help make every dollar you spend work even harder by providing more everyday MaxPerks and weekly promotion value. We’ve expanded private brand products that offer strong performance at great value. Our commitment is to continue building this value as we serve you.
We expect the merger transaction to close by the end of calendar year 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. Until then, OfficeMax and Office Depot will remain separate companies, and each company will maintain its current rewards program.