Month: July 2022

Business Tips

George Katrantzos on His Event Business and Tips for Dream

NEW YORK – As things are getting back to a semblance of “normal,” planning for dream weddings and other festive events is back in high gear. George Katrantzos spoke with The National Herald about his event planning business, GK Hospitality, and shared tips for those planning their dream wedding in Greece. He told TNH, “I just returned from a trip in Athens and I noticed that events are back and stronger than ever.”

“Athens and the Greek islands are double booked this year for weddings because everything was on ice during COVID,” Katrantzos said. “Now with the euro and dollar being equal it’s a no brainer to have your dream wedding in Greece.”

“There are so many things that make Greece so enchanting: The jaw-dropping seaside views and world-class beaches, the historic ruins and archeological sites, the characteristic flavors of its cuisine and hospitality provided by some of the happiest

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Bussines Service

Ascension Parish Schools’ Kimneye Cox awarded Emerging

Ascension Parish Schools’ Director of Business Services Kimneye Cox has been awarded an Emerging Leaders Scholarship by the Association of School Business Officials International.

The scholarship program, which is sponsored by Security Benefit, awards school business managers who have five years or less experience with $2,000 to attend ASBO International’s Annual Conference & Expo. The 2022 conference will be held in October in Portland.

“ASBO International is committed to supporting promising new school business professionals as they develop into our leaders of tomorrow,” says ASBO International Executive Director David Lewis. “The Emerging Leaders Scholarship provides an opportunity for these relatively new school business officials to benefit early on from targeted professional development and a network of mentors who can guide them now and well into the future.”

“We are proud to support the 2022 Emerging Leaders Scholarship,” says Don Wiley, Vice President and National Director of Affinity Market Relationships for

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Fed rate hikes deliver these financial benefits, experts say

The Federal Reserve significantly raised its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, the latest in a series of hikes meant to tackle sky-high price increases last seen more than four decades ago.

But rate hikes at the Fed risk widespread financial pain. An increase to the benchmark interest rate raises borrowing costs for consumers and businesses, which in theory should slash inflation by slowing the economy and eating away at demand.

That means borrowers will face higher costs for everything from car loans to credit card debt to mortgages. More alarmingly, the approach risks tipping the economy into a recession.

These significant risks, however, come along with potential financial benefits, experts told ABC News. First, the hike in borrowing costs directly benefits savers, who stand to gain from an uptick in the interest yielded by accounts held at banks, they said.

Plus, the effort to bring down inflation holds financial promise,

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Business News

Rabobank analyst: Grain market to be based on fundamentals

KANSAS CITY — A Rabobank analyst said the war between Russia and Ukraine has caused the global grain market to rally sharply, first surging toward record prices at the start of the war and then dropping sharply on rumors that the two countries would sign an agreement allowing Ukraine to ship grain out of its southern ports, which had been blockaded by the Russians since the start of the war in February.

Steve Nicholson, global sector strategist for Grains & Oilseeds at Rabobank, told World Grain that if the deal, signed July 22, holds — and there’s legitimate concerns that it won’t after Russia fired missiles at the Port of Odesa less than 24 hours after the agreement was signed — he believes price movement on the grain market will be based more on fundamentals, meaning the basic concept of supply and demand, and less on fear-based psychological factors.


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Business Plans

7 Stocks for Beginners to Buy Now – InvestorPlace

Allocating a reasonable portion of investment portfolios to stocks is an excellent way of building long-term wealth. Yet, researching thousands of stocks amid today’s extreme volatility and uncertainty can overwhelm a new investor.

As starters, beginners can consider buying shares of well-known, established companies they are familiar with instead of betting on speculative stocks. For example, legendary investor Warren Buffett would buy a stock only if he saw “what they’re going to look like 5, 10, 20 years from now.”

Meanwhile, investing in a diversified portfolio of index exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with low fees has also proven easy to generate reliable returns in the stock market.

With that information, here are five stocks and two ETFs to buy for those looking to start an investment portfolio now.

Ticker Company/Fund Recent Price
BP BP $27.48
KO Coca-Cola $61.20
QQQE Direxion Nasdaq 100 $67.44
E Eni $22.36
RSP Invesco S&P 500 $139.82
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From Business Proposal To Tomorrow, 11 Best K-Dramas Of

Annyeong, my dear gentle K-drama lovers! As you might have already guessed, I really like watching Korean dramas and I don’t see any reason why I should stop watching these absolute cinematic masterpieces, to be honest. I mean, it’s a no-brainer that K-dramas are in trend right now and the reason is that it has unique storylines, dramatic twists, a talented cast, drool-worthy male leads, gorgeous and inspiring female leads, mesmerising OSTs, and much more. All the K-dramas which were released in the year 2021 were literally out-of-this-world but I am here to discuss the dramas that graced our screen in the first half of 2o22 and let me tell you one thing, most of them were mind-blowing and the list includes popular dramas like Business Proposal, Twenty Five Twenty One, Tomorrow, Our Blues, and more. And I firmly believe that you shouldn’t miss any of these Korean

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