Friday, July 28, 2017
Top Entrepreneur News

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0500

The real work begins when you start to grow and scale your company. Here is how one entrepreneur made it work.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Dr. Mae Jemison says innovation starts with bringing a wealth of different perspectives to the table.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:51:00 -0500

A new study reveals that to be happy and less stressed, spend money on saving time.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:45:00 -0500

If you are building a brand, be sure to think about how you can piece together your tribe, then start today.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:42:00 -0500

Brands are clamoring to jump on the podcast bandwagon. But before you invest in a podcast production for your organization, there are a few steps you need to take.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:30:00 -0500

Every minute of the 24 hours, people are shopping online. You don't have to be awake for them to buy from you.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0500

The right sales funnel, configured the proper way, can automate your marketing and help you scale your income on autopilot.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:40:00 -0500

The Model 3, which can go up to 215 miles on a single charge, has a starting cost of $35,000.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:31:37 -0500

Amazon wants to put a delivery hub in your residence so anyone can send you packages, be they friends, family or other retailers.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:30:00 -0500

Plus, Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion, and a tech-enabled food startup, The Town Kitchen, closes a $1 million seed round.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:30:00 -0500

It's clear the potential for IP theft from insiders with their own agenda is only going to grow.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:00:00 -0500

Snag Google's coveted featured-snipped spot, and you could increase your click-through rate by more than 180 percent.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:45:00 -0500

Remember, you're there for business, not pleasure. So, forget the expensive restaurants. Consider grocery store fare instead.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:30:00 -0500

Careless mistakes that can cause an entire organization to go offline are becoming more and more inevitable.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0500

A recent study reveals the hiring trends of today's top tech companies.

Latest News & Information

Current Articles | Archives | Search

Dog Gone: Florida Health Dept. Tosses Cody Onto The Unemployment Line
By Britney Hermiz :: Friday, December 11, 2009 :: 37946 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Business & Finance, Government & Society

Florida, USA - If you ask the Clearwater BP gas station owner Karim Mansour, he will say they had a bone to pick with Cody and they won.  Florida’s health department inspector says the dog will no longer be able to join his owner to work. 

“Successful Chaldean business owners are known to fight for their employees.  It is perhaps one of the biggest reasons as to why they are successful.  You treat your workers great, they are loyal and work hard to make the business a success,” says Angela Yousif, a member of Clearwater areas Chamber of Commerce. 

Mansour, received a warning from the Florida Department of Health on Thursday, informing him that Cody would have to go or all of the store's food - mostly bottled soda, candy and other snacks - would be declared unfit for consumption.

Cody became quite famous at the Clearwater BP station as returning customers often greeted the friendly hound, wearing a BP logo shirt and name tag.  The chocolate Labrador retriever would often draw grins from customers when he greeted them at the drive-thru window.

Although Mansour says there's no way dog hair could get into the sealed packages of food, he'll leave his 6-year-old dog at home in the future.  Mansour, adopted the 6-year-old Cody three years ago and like many of his customers is saddened to see him forced out.

“I had no choice but to sign the warning,” says Manousr. His primary violation: "prohibited animals present in a food establishment."

Customers are disappointed at the move, with some calling for Cody to return.  "People in the store hearing what was going on kind of made a little protest," Mansour said.  Protestors commented that the move was ridiculous since all the food is pre-packaged and air sealed.  

Mansour said that in November, his usual health inspector stopped by and gave the dog a pass since Mansour's store only serves prepackaged food. After Cody’s fame began to grow, the health inspector's supervisor visited and laid down the law.

www.CHALDEAN.org researched the law and according to the federal Food & Drug Administration's food code, live animals may be allowed in stores in certain situations, provided that food contamination cannot result. One such circumstance: "In areas that are not used for food preparation, storage, sales, display, or dining, in which there are caged animals or animals that are similarly confined."

Mansour, upon learning about the FDA food code is now considering what steps he can take to give Cody back his job.