Current News

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has agreed to accept a settlement offer by Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ.N), for misstating pretax income due to accounting errors made in numerous business units, over multiple reporting periods. They were reflected in Hertz’s filing on July 16, 2015.  

Planet Fitness Studio Photo: BlueMauMau
Legal claim & allegation

A former manager at Planet Fitness headquarters filed a civil lawsuit late last year alleging she was drugged and raped by a corporate director and “his friends” during a business trip to California, which she reported to the Portsmouth, New Hampshire police, and Hampton-based Planet Fitness.

Photo: Subway in Colorado Mall by BMM

A multi-unit Subway franchisee has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claiming its former general manager sent texts to two 17-year-old girls offering them jobs in exchange for sex.

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Leadership change

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association announced today that Chip Rogers will step down as its CEO to become the CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

Briefings from Other Trade Journals

Subway has finally announced a replacement for its former chief marketing officer, Joe Tripodi. As the sandwich shop franchisor continues to search for a permanent CMO, it says its acting CMO is Roger Mader for the interim.

Business advice is available from various online or hard copy sources. Much of it turns out to be mostly fluff, sparse on the hard facts that one really needs to know in business. On the other hand, there is valuable information out there.

Blockchain has been around for ten years now, probably most famously as the technology behind Bitcoin. Specialists say that its qualities make it a natural to generate significant improvements for hotels and their travel industry networks.

Brandon Washburn, 25, who is deaf and apparently also doesn’t speak, understandably bypassed the order intercom at a Taco Bell in Kettering, Ohio. He instead went directly to the pick-up window to place his order by showing it as text on his cell phone.

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