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Archive | March 16, 2010

Hobby Lobby Founder on Forbes Billionaire List

Many thanks to Mike Hartnett of CLN Online for sharing the following information with Scrapbook Update:

David Green, the CEO/Founder of Hobby Lobby, made the recently published annual list of Forbes World Billionaires. Green estimated worth came in at $3 billion, which put him tied for 316th with the likes of Steven Spielberg. The retail magnate placed higher than such legendary tycoons as Mark Cuban, Oprah Winfrey, and Donald Trump on the list.

Hobby Lobby has also been in the news for opening an employee health clinic at its Oklahoma City headquarters, another example of the sort of initiative that leads to its low employee turnover rates. Employees in the company’s health plan will receive free health care at the clinic, while other full-time employees will pay only $30 for an office visit.


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CHA Issues Call For Board Nominations

The Craft & Hobby Association has issued a call to its members for nominations for candidates to serve on its Board of Directors starting in January 2011.

Terms on the CHA Board of Directors are for three years. Members serve on a voluntary basis. CHA Board meetings are held quarterly.

Nominations must be received by June 1st, 2010. Nominated individuals will need to submit a Board Nominee Profile Form by June 15th and be available in Rosemont on July 26th, 2010 for an in-person interview with the 2010 Nominating Committee.

To submit a nomination:

CHA Members can download the Board Nomination Form by visiting the “Members Only” section of www.craftandhobby.org or they can request a copy by email or fax by contacting the CHA Member Services Department at (201) 835-1206 or emailing memberservices@craftandhobby.org. Any CHA member may nominate the name of an Association member or submit themselves as a candidate to sit on CHA’s governing body beginning January 2011.

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