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Soft sellingin hard times
HOWLAND -- Dennis Hawkins of Prepaid Legal Services will speak on "How to soft sell in hard times" at the Executive Link luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Avalon Inn. Jeff Magada of Flying High also will speak about that organization. Reservations must be made by calling Jo Ann Truax at (330) 783-2576 by Feb. 8.
Liberty police chiefwill speak at meeting
LIBERTY -- The Liberty Business Association will conduct its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Liberty Township administration building. Police Chief Anthony Slifka will talk about patrol activity in the business community and business security issues. The meeting is open to the public.
NATION
Corporate givingsoars to $3.9 billion
NEW YORK -- The amount of U.S. corporate giving jumped nearly 15 percent to $3.9 billion in 2000 from $3.4 billion the previous year, a new Conference Board report shows.
The New York-based business research group identified the four major beneficiaries of corporation donations as health and human services groups; education; culture and arts organizations and civic and community causes.
From Vindicator staff and wire reports

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