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Crystal Cabin Awards honor innovative airplane design

There may not be much legroom on airplanes, but there's certainly room for some of the existing and proposed improvements that received Crystal Cabin Awards (referred to by some as the Oscar of aircraft interiors) last week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo show in Hamburg, Germany. For its potential contribution to greener, lighter airplanes, U.S. cabin component manufacturer B/E Aerospace won an award for a solar-powered window shade now in development that provides passengers with electricity to power personal devices during a flight. Brazilian jet manufacturer Embraer received a Crystal Cabin Award for some of the innovative design elements in...

Is it worth it to compete in small biz contests?

Over the past few years there’s been a substantial increase in small business contests hosted by large corporations in order to spur small biz growth throughout the country. Some of the prizes consist of cash giveaways, marketing makeovers, tutoring from experts, small gifts (like an iPad), and of course, the invaluable prize of exposure for your business.  Entry requirements usually prompts small businesses for a few tasks in order to win a contest ranging from supplying a full business profile, to creating a video about the business, or simply getting the most votes in social media.