Friday, March 27, 2009

New video explains Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) GAC budget strategy

This video includes GAC Chair Carol Adcock, along with Linda Valentine and Tom Taylor.

Monday, March 23, 2009

View this NEW GAC budget strategy video

The General Assembly Council will consider a revised 2009 budget that closes a projected shortfall of nearly $10 million when it meets March 25-27. Learn about the strategy behind the budget changes in a new video message from Linda Valentine and Tom Taylor.  This meeting will end on Friday with the announcement of job cuts and other changes.  Please keep your national staff in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Carmichael’s Bookstore of Louisville, KY Wins Bookseller of the Year

Carmichael’s Bookstore has been voted PW’s Bookseller of the Year, while Tom Benton has taken the award as Rep of the Year. Carmichael’s finished first in a close race with several other nominees, while Benton had a more comfortable edge.
Founded in 1978 in Louisville, Ky., by Carol Besse and Michael Boggs, Carmichael’s is still owned by the couple and employs seven other full-time employees plus 13 part-timers. The Besse-Boggs team owns two stores in Louisville, the 976-sq.-ft. store on Louisville’s Bardstown Road and the 1,521-sq.-ft store on Frankfort Avenue. Both stores are located in historic buildings and reflect the tastes of the owners. Carmichael’s has been in touch enough with its customers that over the past 10 years sales have doubled and profits tripled.
Benton has been a sales rep for almost 25 years and now works for Penguin.
Both Carmichael’s and Benton will receive their awards at a presentation at this year’s BEA and will be featured in PW’s April 27 pre-BEA issue.  

Friday, March 06, 2009

Presbyterian headquarters announces furloughs and no salary increases in 2010

Today General Assembly Council staff members here in Louisville, KY were told that the GAC executive committee approved an unpaid one-week furlough May 17-23 and will receive no salary increases in 2010.  This effects Gina since the youth ministry office is part of the GAC.  However this doesn't effect me in my work with the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation.  Of course this does effect me as her husband.  Please keep all the staff in your thoughts and prayers.  Especially those one income families that depend on every pay check.

You can read more about these decisions by following these links below.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Jon Stewart Shakes His Fist At Twitter

In his Daily Show segment Jon Stewart explains what in the world twitter is.