Teams gear up for annual Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic

By: Jonathan BennettThe happy and fun-loving memories of Jim "Mad Dog" Mandich live on each year thanks to the annual Publix Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic. Mandich, his wife Bonnie and their three sons started the fishing competition prior to his death in 2011 as an attempt to raise money for various charities in the South Florida region. The annual weekend-long fishing tournament is nearing - it's set to take place May 31 and June 1 at the Miami Beach M...
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Glamour magazine honors women entrepreneurs

By: Abigail RichardsGlamour magazine was once solely about teaching women how to look and feel their best using makeup, fashion pieces and diet plans. However, in recent years, the publication's attitude has evolved and is now more about helping ladies feel empowered and ready to take on the world. With this change in place, the magazine decided to take its women run the world beliefs and put the spotlight on a few ladies who have made it work with their first annua...
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Employee recognition: Key to better business?

By: Tucker HarringtonIt's no secret that people enjoy being praised, especially after they've done something deserving of recognition. Though it can be hard to offer a pat on the back to employees every time they do something good, figuring how to show workers you care and appreciate them from time-to-time is key. According to Boost Rewards, there are a few ways bosses and managers can help employees feel recognized when it's due. Perhaps one of the e...
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Mass. author earns green award

By: Abigail RichardsAuthor Loree Burns is no stranger to earning praise for her countless works, but her most recent honor might be a bit more special since it's an accolade for her efforts in teaching youngsters to take care of the environment. According to The Banner, Burns was toasted with the Green Earth Book Award for Children's Nonfiction for her latest book, "Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard."The Green Ear...
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UK developer earns green status

By: Tucker HarringtonFinding new ways to become more eco-friendly at home, the office and in public settings is growing more important as news continues to comes out on the impact carbon footprints are playing in the demise of the environment. According to the Shields Gazette, South Shields, U.K. development company Four Housing Group has earned one of the most prestigious recognition awards for its efforts to create green housing developments. The company was honor...
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Add awards to your Memorial Day bash

By: Abigail RichardsMemorial Day weekend is fast approaching, and as this holiday represents the official start of summer, it might be a great idea to add some life to your typical backyard bash. According to Yahoo Voices, the best way to celebrate America and good friends is to decorate, have delicious food and play games to keep people of all ages fully entertained.Decorations If you're looking to really impress guests, then decking your backyard with tons of red,...
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Maryland police chief earns high honor

By: Jonathan BennettMost people would assume that police chiefs would continue to go above and beyond on and off the job in order to keep people safe. However, for Laurel Police Chief Richard McLaughlin of Laurel, Md., his countless acts of bravery and dedication earned him a very prestigious award. According to The Baltimore Sun, McLaughlin was recently honored with the Mayor's Award, the city's highest honor for employees. McLaughlin was toasted May...
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Music’s best step out for Billboard Awards

By: Tucker Harrington The 2013 Billboard Music Awards took place May 19 and the top names in the music industry came out to support one another and to earn major praise. Though the night belonged to many winners, a few highlights from the show can't be ignored. CNN reports some of the top moments from the bold and fabulous event include a karate chop given out by artist Miguel, fans booing Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift basically sweeping every category. All of thes...
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Team FineAwards.com wins multiple awards at Miami Dolphins Fishing Tournament

By: Abigail RichardsTeam FineAwards.com made a splash at the annual Miami Dolphins Fishing Tournament. The one-day event allows anglers to show off their skills for a good cause, and the representatives of FineAwards.com made their mark on the competition with an impressive showing. Barbara Rodrigues, sales director for FineAwards.com, took home three glass trophies in recognition of her excellent efforts. She won the Ladies Overall category, as well as First Place ...
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Frank Ocean and Beck lead the nominations for the O Music Awards

By: Tucker HarringtonSome of the biggest names in music are gearing up for the fourth annual O Music Awards. The show will recognize artists who combine music, culture and technology, so you can be sure that the nominees feature a great combination of style and substance.Hosted by MTV, VH1 and CMT, the awards show honors the best in digital music, with categories like Best Music App, Favorite Web-born Artist, Must Follow Artist on Twitter and the Digital Genius Award. Each of...
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