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Debt fears drive renewed economic concerns

Oct 19, 2011

It’s not surprising to learn that following a summer of contentious battles over the federal debt ceiling and turmoil in the stock market, Americans feel renewed concerns about the global economy and anxiety about another recession. Ordinary folks are uneasy about borrowing, and they think Washington should be wary as well. This quarter’s Allstate National […]

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Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

Sep 29, 2011

I have never been an entrepreneur but I really admire the many entrepreneurs I have met in my supplier diversity role. I have learned a great deal listening to entrepreneurs tell me about their successes, failures and what they would do if they had a chance to do it all over again. So my list […]

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Car Organizing Tips for Efficient Errands and Cleaner Cars

Sep 14, 2011

We spend so much time in our cars that they really can be considered an extension of our living space. Do you maintain your car interior the same way you would your kitchen or bedroom? Consider these car organizing strategies to improve the upkeep: Running Errands Doesn’t Have to Run You Ragged Plan errands before […]

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How Allstate’s Office Changes Could Affect Suppliers

Aug 31, 2011

Many corporations are moving away from the traditional walled office concept to open workspaces that provide an atmosphere promoting collaboration and interaction among employees. The office walls are coming down, more color is coming in, and work and storage spaces are getting smaller. Allstate is no exception. I look forward to the move but one […]

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What we’re reading this month…

Aug 25, 2011

The Foundation Center recently released its latest “Key Facts on Corporate Foundations” report. It includes top funding areas for corporate foundations, a historical look at funding levels, predictions for the future and other interesting facts from the world of corporate foundations. “Problems don’t come from single sectors and the solutions won’t, either … We have […]

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Belief in Economic Opportunity Unites Americans Across Ethnic and Racial Lines

Aug 25, 2011

In today’s politically charged environment, it’s easy to focus on the things that divide us. However, the most recent Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor survey found that Americans of all racial and ethnic backgrounds agree about access to economic opportunity and the path to success. People remain split, however, ontheir economic futures, as well as our […]

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Don’t Go It Alone: New Research Stresses Importance of NGOs in Disaster Recovery

Aug 25, 2011

Last spring, we saw first-hand the effects of devastating storms, mile-wide tornadoes and surging floodwaters. This is the right time to examine how we prepare for and respond to catastrophes.   The RAND Gulf States Policy Institute and Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations recently explored the critical role of non-government organizations in disaster preparedness and […]

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Setting Goals, Being Open and Reporting Back: The Makings of a Strong Social Responsibility Report

Aug 25, 2011

We’ve long had a commitment to being an active and responsible corporate citizen. As part of nearly every community in the country, we understand our responsibility to have a positive local impact. It’s not enough to aspire to be a good corporate citizen and it’s not even enough to do good work. We have to […]

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Supplier Registration Portals: What Happens After Registration?

Jul 29, 2011

A common practice among corporations is to maintain a database, recording information about the many suppliers that contact them looking to provide goods and services. Just to give you a feel for the volume, last year 3,000 suppliers, diverse and non-diverse, registered via Allstate’s portal. There are two questions I hear all the time regarding […]

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Be a Body Image Role Model

Jul 12, 2011

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” — Plato I want women to be happier with their bodies. I want every gal to look in the mirror and feel pleased.  I want every lady to smile when she looks at photos of herself. But I don’t have control over that. Instead […]

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