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How to get the best crowd at your event
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It's pretty easy to gauge the quality of the event: Just look at the the people who attend. Whether it's a huge gathering, such as SXSW, with tens of thousands of attendees, or an intimate event for a handful of colleagues, getting the best guests is the first key to hosting an effective event. But who are the best people to invite and how do you entice them to come? More

Be flexible with modern staffing challenges
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Recent research by the pollsters at Gallup shows that 54 percent of American workers don't have their head in the game, and 18 percent are "actively disengaged" — blocking other workers' drive for accomplishments. Workers are burned out, bummed out, and, according to researchers Right Management, more than 80 percent are ready to go play on a new team. More

3 tips to boost business on Foursquare
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Social networking has gone mobile, and small business owners are finding ways to tap into the phenomenon. The most popular location-based mobile application is Foursquare, designed as a guide to the places and spaces around you. Created by New York's Foursquare Labs just two years ago, it has quickly attracted more than 7.5 million users. More

Boyd Enterprises announces New Mini Chemi-Pure Elite for Nano Tanks!

Good thing now come in small packages. All-in-one filter media is now available for your nano tank! Same quality and formula as our larger containers. Treats up to 10 gallons.

Utah county considering amendments to dog breeder ordinance
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The County Council of Salt Lake County, Utah has proposed amendments to an ordinance passed in December, 2010 pertaining to dog breeders. The ordinance currently requires that dog breeders who whelp more than one litter of puppies a year must obtain a breeder license annually. The Council is proposing to change that requirement to a five year license and to apply to any litter produced by breeders, not just the current "more than one litter each year." The ordinance covers everything from licensing requirements to standards of care to inspections. The Council first introduced the amendments at its March 22 meeting, in which the proposal was preliminarily approved, and it is set for a second reading and possible vote at the Tuesday, March 29 meeting. More

Arizona: Mandatory microchip requirement for kennel permits proposed
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Under this legislation, any person operating a kennel must implant a microchip in each dog that is three months of age or older and that remains in the kennel before a kennel permit will be issued. If a kennel operator obtains a permit, all dogs must be microchipped within 30 days of reaching three months old or within 30 days after the dog arrives at the kennel. More


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Advent to acquire Provimi Pet Food
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Advent International has announced that it has agreed to acquire Provimi Pet Food for an enterprise value of $265.1 million. The investment by Advent International will support Provimi Pet Food's growth plans, focused on increasing its market share through organic growth, developing a new range of products and services and entry into new markets. More

Pet industry thrives despite trend toward saving money    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The pet industry is a consistent, if not quickly growing industry. Even amidst the recession, it continues to flourish. The industry grew 26 percent between 2006 and 2010, despite having to weather the Great Recession. According to a National Pet Owners Survey, 62 percent of U.S. households own a pet and in an American Pet Products Association survey, it was noted that Americans spent an estimated $47.7 billion on pets in 2010. More

California seeks to prioritize investigations of unlicensed vets
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California has introduced a bill that would require the state’s veterinary medical board to prioritize investigations of unlicensed individuals holding themselves to be veterinarians and veterinarian technicians. A public hearing on the measure is set for Monday, April 11, 2011. More
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