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A ‘Mentor Match’ Made in Heaven
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For 82-year-old small business owner Newt Malerman, finding his mentor was a serendipitous event. Over the course of his life, Newt had shifted career paths six or seven times without much hesitation. But when faced with a business venture that led him into unchartered waters, he began drowning in his own fear and self-doubt. A mentor came to his rescue and offered him a lifeline.

While Newt had a history of owning small businesses, most of them had been within his comfort zone. His first love was art. He attended art school and after graduation, followed a natural progression. Newt became an artist, an art teacher and eventually, transitioned to become president of a graphic arts/embroidery business. When the business transferred overseas and he lost his job, Newt returned to his first love, opening an art gallery with his wife and fellow artist. Read More »

Twenty-Five Years in the Air: The Silver Anniversary of UPS Airlines
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February 1 marks a major milestone for UPS Airlines — 25 years since our first flight on our own operating certificate. The airline set the stage for our worldwide expansion, starting with a single DC-8 flight from Louisville to Milwaukee.

The launch of the airline marked a significant change for UPS. Long-known for dependable delivery of packages across the United States, air operations enabled us to expand internationally. Now we serve more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, and UPS aircraft are a familiar sight at airports across the globe.

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Check the UPS Team Performance Index Before You Make Your Bracket Picks
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You’ve heard many pundits over the years talk about their views on how defense wins championships, or how offense or teamwork wins championships. Everyone has their own formula on what one element is the most important to team success.

But it’s hard for anyone to argue that if you combine all of the right elements together – teamwork, efficiency, speed, and reliability – that teams that perform at the highest levels across all facets of the game will win more often than those that do not.

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Louis Oosthuizen Makes a Comeback to Win First Tournament of the Year
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UPS golf ambassador Louis Oosthuizen dazzled his onlooking countrymen while holding off Scotland’s Scott Jamieson to win the 2013 Volvo Golf Champions in Durban, South Africa last weekend. Louis shot a closing round 66 to catch the field and claim his first victory of the 2013 golf season.

After a disappointing 3rd round that saw Louis shoot a 74 (I would take that in a heartbeat, but enough about my golf game), he stormed out of the gates on Sunday birdieing six of the first 11 holes and setting a blistering pace to the last round.

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How to Earn Extra Money During the Holidays
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The holidays can be quite expensive—this is no secret. So the question becomes, how do I make some extra money during the holiday season to help cover those gifts? Or maybe, how can I bring in some spending money during that break between college semesters? The short answer: Become a UPS seasonal helper.

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Thanksgiving Dinner and Your Supply Chain? It’s All About Logistics
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Have you started planning your Thanksgiving meal yet?  By now, you’ve probably thought about all the logistical details like: what items are required to bring the meal together; who’s responsible for bringing each dish; what time guests should arrive; and where dinner should be served so there’s enough room for everyone.

Without having full knowledge and control over many of these elements, you can only trust that everyone involved will come through – on time and as promised.  You have no way to tell beforehand that a guest is going to hold up dinner by arriving 45 minutes late or that someone will forget to bring the mashed potatoes or that unexpected guests will show up, requiring more space at the table!

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Top 10 List to Join the UPS #HassleFreeHolidays Twitter Party
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The hectic shopping season is almost here and my friends and I have already started plotting how to find the best deals. UPS is working with Mompreneur bloggers and will share how to save time and money during our #HassleFreeHolidays Twitter party.

Join us @UPS on Wednesday, November 14th at 1 and 5 p.m. EST.

Here’s the top 10 list why you should join us.

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Want to be Santa’s Helper? We’re Hiring Seasonal Employees
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Could you use some extra money to help pay for those extra holiday gifts?

A recent survey reports that Americans have spent about $650 per household on holiday gifts for loved ones over the past two years. As my household continues to grow, I’d say that number is conservative.

UPS is currently hiring approximately 1,000 seasonal employees in the Louisville area, with jobs starting at $20 an hour for full-time seasonal drivers. Driver helpers are also needed, with those jobs starting at $12.88 an hour. There’s also a need for part-time package handlers who work a few hours each day starting at $8.50 an hour. Both day and night-shift positions are available.

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The Year in Review: Golf Edition (Video)
UPS golfers Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood and Jeev Milkha Singh

It’s always exciting to track the progress of our three golf ambassadors, but 2012 has been a particularly incredible year.

It started with Louis Oosthuizen winning the first European Tour event of the year, the Africa Open, in January. What better way to start? He then came within an inch, literally, of winning the Masters, losing in a playoff to Bubba Watson. He did provide one of the tournament’s most spectacular moments ever with his famous double-eagle at the 2nd hole. Just one short week later, Louis recorded his second victory of the season by winning the Maybank Malaysian Open.

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The UPS Store: Celebrating “American Made” Small Businesses in New York
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Oh, New York in the fall – I couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate small business with some amazing people!  In July, Martha Stewart launched “American Made”, a celebration of American artisans and entrepreneurs presented in partnership with The UPS Store. Ten rising stars in food, fashion, design, community, gardening, crafts and technology were chosen as featured businesses by Martha’s team, and an 11th small business was chosen as the Audience Choice award winner through online voting.

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