Finalists Compete For $25,000 Prize In Small Biz Salute Pitch Off Contest

Three female entrepreneurs advance in national competition presented by The UPS Store, Inc. and Inc. Magazine

The UPS Store, Inc. and Inc. Magazine have announced the three finalists for the Small Biz Salute Pitch Off, a national competition that will reward one small business owner with $25,000 and an editorial feature in Inc. Magazine to help grow their business.

On August 8, Keitha Dendy of League City, Texas; Megan Eddings of Houston, Texas; and Bryanne Leeming of Boston, Massachusetts will compete at the Small Biz Salute Pitch Off event in Detroit, Michigan where the grand prize winner will be announced during the event.

UPS & FedEx: Buy One, Skip the Other – Barron’s

Shares of FedEx (FDX) are falling on Monday, while United Parcel Service (UPS) is rising, as UBS’s Thomas Wadewitz argues that investors should now buy the latter instead of the former.

Wadewitz upgraded UPS to Buy from Neutral and raised his price target by $4, to $125, while he downgraded FedEx to Neutral from Buy and lowered his price target to $256 from $283.

So what’s behind the call? For UPS, he writes that a combination of cost and productivity improvements, along with a supportive sales backdrop, could boost margins in its domestic package business., and fuel stronger operating income growth next year. “UPS has multiple cost-side drivers including its Transformation initiative and network investments while we believe that the new Teamsters agreement may also facilitate growth,” he writes.

UPS hiring thousands of workers for massive hub on westside of Atlanta – Atlanta Journal Constitution

UPS has started hiring thousands of workers for a massive Southeast ground hub to open on the westside of Atlanta, one of the largest developments in the area in years.

The Sandy Springs-based shipping giant plans to hire 2,500 to 3,000 people to work at its Southeast Metro Automated Routing Terminal hub in Atlanta by November.

However, the majority of the positions at the facility will be part-time: Of the total, about 700 will be full-time jobs, including drivers, mechanics and managers.

UPS employees assist homebound seniors in Pulaski County – The Roanoke Times

United Parcel Service employees volunteered their time on June 23 to pack household supplies and personal care items for more than 70 homebound seniors in Pulaski County.

J.D. Owens, a long-term employee of UPS, wanted to help area seniors who faced obstacles with transportation and finances to have essentials that most people take for granted. On his routes, Owens delivers packages to many seniors and knew of the challenges many faced. Under his leadership, other employees at the Dublin UPS hub joined in the effort to raise funds, pack the supply bags and deliver the supplies that Saturday morning. Owens and his co-workers contributed funds through the Pulaski County United Way.

“The Dublin UPS employees wanted to do a project in the community so they would know where the money was utilized,” said Tina King, executive director of the New River Valley Agency on Aging and Senior Services. “The supplies project means so much to seniors who can no longer drive, may not have friends or family to get them to the store, or may lack finances to purchase such items.”