New Rules and Regulations for 2015 Payroll Taxes

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Friday, November 21, 2014 11:30 AM

Charmant USA Names Jean Simone Vice President of Sales

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Friday, November 21, 2014 12:15 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.— Charmant USA has just named Jean Simone the new vice president of sales. She had been the director of special sales at the company and will report directly to Harry Aida, president of Charmant USA, in her new role.

ACE Awards Spotlight Accessories’ Influence

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Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK— Fashion press, major and specialty retailers, senior executives, designers and celebrities were among those (glamorously) packing the house at Cipriani’s 42nd Street here for the 2014 Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards and dinner gala, an occasion which also marked the 20th anniversary of the Council, which advances the interests of all those connected to the fashion accessories field.

People

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Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—SUNY Optometry handed out 26 scholarships, a total of $66,750 in student support, at an event at the school last month which also included the dedication of one of the College’s newly renovated classrooms/lecture halls in honor of Class of 1983 alumnus, Mark Feder, OD.

People

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Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Jim Eisen Assumes Full CEO Role for HVHC, Parent Co. of Visionworks and Davis Vision

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Friday, November 14, 2014 12:27 AM SAN ANTONIO, Texas—David Holmberg, president and CEO of Highmark Health, has announced that Jim Eisen will immediately assume full CEO responsibilities of HVHC Inc., which includes Visionworks and Davis Vision, among other divisions.

Vision-Ease Lens Names John Weber as CEO

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Friday, November 14, 2014 12:24 AM RAMSEY, Minn.— Vision-Ease Lens has named former CooperVision president John Weber as its new chief executive officer. Doug Hepper, who has served as the company’s CEO for the past 12 years, will transition to the role of executive chairman, the company said.

ABB Optical Group’s Lynda Baker to Retire

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Friday, November 14, 2014 12:18 AM ALAMEDA, Calif.— ABB Optical Group has announced the retirement of Lynda Baker, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Currently executive vice president of ABB Optical Group, Baker was instrumental in the 2007 merger of ABB Optical and Concise Contact Lens Company, where she began her career in 1965.

Flu Season Is on the Way

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 PM NEW YORK—In the last decade, fears of pandemics, including "avian flu," SARS, and H1N1 influenza, have swept across the globe. In 2012, employers worried about the flu season since it started early, spread quickly, and caused unexpected numbers of deaths. Last year, concerns arose about the "H7N9 bird flu" in China.

Vision Source Names Nick Morse as CFO and Satish Dave as CIO

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:24 AM KINGWOOD, Texas— Vision Source, the Texas-based national optometric alliance and franchisor with more than 3,600 members, has added two executives to its senior leadership team.

Prevent Blindness Elects Three New Members to National Board of Directors

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:21 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness has announced that Andrew Alcorn, president and CEO of Block Vision, Dr. Chad Overman, director of professional relations – Health and Wellness US at Walmart, and Dr. R. Tracy Williams, executive director of the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision, have been elected to the Prevent Blindness Board of Directors.

Marcolin Sets Sights on 2015

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Monday, November 10, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK— Marcolin USA is completing the final stage of its integration with Viva, since the Viva International Group was acquired from HVHC in December 2013, executives told VMail. As reported, Marcolin USA is investing heavily in the New Jersey offices which will become the company's main distribution center and U.S. headquarters.

Safilo Names Graehsler New Group CFO

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Friday, November 07, 2014 12:21 AM PADUA, Italy— Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) has announced the appointment of Gerd Graehsler, currently director of new business development and corporate strategy, as the new group chief financial officer, effective Dec. 1, 2014.

Common Wage Offenses by Employers

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Monday, November 03, 2014 10:13 AM

Larry Clarke Is Named President and COO of Satisloh AG

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Friday, October 31, 2014 12:27 AM BAAR, Switzerland— The Satisloh Group has appointed Larry Clarke as president and chief operating officer of Satisloh AG, effective Oct. 1.
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