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  • Boojferd
    Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
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    February 25, 2012



    Wouldn't be surprised to see either Sears or JC Penney's not survive the recession. Both have outdated marketing strategies.


    Groupons have certainly become a mixed bag for businesses. We sold a $50 for $25 Groupon in late 2009. Using the standard offer, we got half the $25.00; so we received $12.50 for $50.00 of food and beverage. Not many places operate on a 25% food cost or less; so it was definitely a 'loss leader'. You hope that they spend significantly more than the $50, and/or like the establishment well enuf that they return. We sold over 600 and about 15% were never redeemed. So all-in-all we might have broken even.
    What it did do was increase restaurant sales volume during a slow time and helped servers with more hours and tips. And we did it largely because our primary competition was doing it.
    They remain very popular, but we probably will not be doing it again anytime soon.


    I always wondered what Groupon etc were really doing to restaurants and how restaurants could offer such deals. We've never used them and now I probably never will

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    Michigan 2005

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      In August of 2005 we spent a week at Camp Arcadia on the shores of Lake Michigan's Northern lower peninsula. Here is our story.

    Dedicating Wartburg

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      Wartburg Hall's transformation from dining hall to a commons area was dedicated on September 18.