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Subject: Potential Paid Communications Internship – National Music Org

Hi Scott,

Hope your day is off to a great start!

Wanted to let you know I met with a VERY reputable and nationally recognized company today based in South Jersey, that is looking for an intern who can commute to their location right outside of Philly, about 3 days a week, for 3 hours each of the days.  This will be a paid position with a stipend of $500 per month.  I don’t believe there is academic credit for this, just great experience, new business connections and pay.

– Responsibilities will include assisting their Communications Department Head with various office and phone tasks.

–  Working knowledge of Photoshop and Excel is required

–  Understanding of WordPress functionality is preferred, but not required

–  Internship will officially start March 01, 2010 and go thru May 2010.

–  There is a potential the intern may be needed at the group’s annual gala event in Chicago (May 14-17), but that’s TBD given company budget and needs.  (Note – Event draws some interesting celebrities!)

Since this internship is coming down the pipe fast, I just wanted to give you a heads up.  If you know of anyone who may be interested in learning more about the opportunity as details are confirmed, they can email me directly at sperilli@foliofly.com.

If you have any questions of things I may have overlooked, please just LMK.

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Quoted – Consumer credit contracts at slower pace – Medill Reports

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Consumer credit contracts at slower pace

December’s consumer credit figure, released by the Federal Reserve Board Friday, declined by $1.8 billion to $2.46 trillion from about $2.47 trillion in November, a drop of 0.07 percent. This follows a 0.5 percent drop of $13.8 billion in October. The drop in December was well under the $10 billion contraction estimated by economists in a survey by Bloomberg LP.

“I think things are starting to loosen,” said business professor Scott Testa about the nation’s overall credit market. But Testa, of Pennsylvania’s Cabrini College, cautioned that an improvement of credit would be slow.

“It’s not stuff that happens overnight,” he said.

Revolving credit, which includes credit card financing, continued to slide, falling another $8.5 billion to $866 billion from $875 billion in November, a drop of almost 1 percent. This follows a 1.6 percent drop of $13.8 billion from October.

“It’s all about the jobs,” Testa said of the drop, emphasizing that the figure reflects the weak job market, consumer spending and the remaining but decreased fear banks have about lending.

“It’s an indication that banks are nervous about extending credit,” he said.

http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=155826

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Job Postings for College Students

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My name is Sara Duncan and I work for RALLY Marketing Group.  We’re working with Naked Juice to put together a promotions campaign to run February- April at college campuses across the US.  We’re looking to recruit 2 current students from Cabrini that love Naked Juice and want to help promote the brand on campus, and I’m hoping you may be able to get the word out.  This is a part-time, paid contract position, (3 days of work plus time spent on Face Book).

This is a great opportunity for students that want to gain real experience working on a marketing campaign or just want to have fun on Facebook, run sampling events and get paid for it!  We’re actively recruiting students now to begin the contract on February 1, 2010.  Please let me know if you’d like more information and feel free to pass along my contact information to interested students.  I can provide them with the details on the contract opportunity and how to apply.

Please feel free to distribute the attached job ad and post the flyer.  Students can apply directly by pasting the below link in to their browser:

http://rally.submit4jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=83079.viewjobdetail&CID=83079&JID=80822&BUID=” target=”_new

I really appreciate your time.

Sara Duncan, PHR
HR Specialist  //  RALLY  MARKETING  GROUP

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ph  206 219 0024   fax  206 219 0021
www.rallygroup.com

Hi Everyone!
I hope your new year is off to a great start!  At FolioFLY we’ve been listening to everyone’s feedback and working to make our site work better for you in 2010.

One of our newest and most requested feature is you can now post comments on each project we publish. So if you have a question or need more information to decide if a project is right for you, you can post it right there.

Our site is still a work in progress, BUT for today we have 2 new terrific PAYING, work from home projects to share.  Both projects are with a student recommended Project Manager who has successfully worked with FolioFLY student members since November 2009:
Project 1: Help design and develop a student training program – Superior English skills a MUST! College students only. For all the details goto http://bit.ly/609M0Z
Project 2: Hand out and collect feedback surveys to fellow students – Get paid $100 to hand out and collect 100 surveys ($1.00 per completed survey) for a new educational company. No experience necessary.  High School AND College students may apply. For more details goto http://bit.ly/84hl9w
Again, both projects are with a highly experienced Project Manager who has worked with our FolioFLY student members before. Please feel free to forward this email to help someone get paid work experience built around their school schedule, or apply yourself by emailing me at sperilli@foliofly.comafter you’ve read the project details.  LMK if you’d like to be considered for one of the spots before they’re gone!
Look forward to hearing from you soon!
Sandra Perilli

FolioFLY LLC, Founder

P: 201-410-4320
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Quoted – Consumer Spending Jumps 1.3 Percent in Aug – Nielsen Business Media

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Cash for Clunkers” again helped to raise consumer spending in August, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The federal CARS program, which ran from July through Aug 24, 2009, helped boost new car and truck sales to grow consumer spending by 1.3 percent overall. This marks the largest increase since Oct 2001 and a substantial gain over July’s revised 0.3 percent uptick.

Overall spending on goods increased by 2.5 percent. Auto categories, particularly the sale of car and truck parts, accounted for much of the 5.8 percent increase in the purchase of durable goods. Spending on non-durable goods grew 1 percent (up from a 0.3 percent increase in July) and purchases of services were up 0.2 percent (following a 0.1 percent gain the previous month).

“The black cloud over people’s psyche, I think it’s starting to lift,” said Dr. Scott Testa, professor of business administration at Cabrini College in Philadelphia, who believes the increases in spending directly reflect a more upbeat consumer attitude. “I also think a lot of retailers are getting more aggressive with their pricing, especially the large big box retailers like the Wal-Marts of the world. They continue to be aggressive and gain market share and bring out compelling goods that are allowing consumers to get more bang for their buck.”

Although spending increases were shadowed by slight inflation—pricing increased by 0.3 percent overall—Testa said it has not had a significant impact on consumers.

“From a historical basis, inflation is still very much in check,” said Testa. “Where people really begin to feel inflation the most, especially in these economic times, are in gasoline and food and in those two areas a lot of things have been pretty much in check.”

http://www.ddimagazine.com/displayanddesignideas/content_display/industry-news/e3i633220926c9bdcfe8c5d2c19bfe4be31

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GM to announce brand changes, restructuring moves

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090427/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gm_planG

General Motors will announce details of of its massive restructuring plan, including the demise of the Pontiac brand.

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