Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Oscar Micheaux marker dedicated on Henry Street in September 2008
The Roanoke City owned parcel located at 209 Henry Street next to the existing Al Pollard Culinary School in the Claude Moore Complex was sold for $10 to the Roanoke Higher Education Authority for the expansion of the VWCC Culinary Arts Program. A $5.5 million state grant will pay for the project expansion.
Dr.Thomas McKeon, Executive Director of the Roanoke Higher Education Center said that “zero” design plans have been developed and only preliminary plans to gage the square footage and cost were sketched out. The neighbors of Gainsboro will have extensive input to the design that will be kept in charac
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.