All In The Family

By Staff
Friday, May 26, 2017 12:00 AM The Mondavis. The Fords. The Marriotts. Warner Brothers. All examples of famous family businesses that thrived through several generations. What’s it like working with your loved ones day in and day out? Peter Englisch of Ernst & Young summed it up best, “The challenge is to combine the most rational world of business with the most emotional world of family.” VMail Weekend wondered what's it like growing up in a family-run company. Find out what our respondents had to say about keeping it all in the family in this week's edition.

Philadelphia-Based Retailer, Margot and Camille, Celebrates Its Customers

By Staff
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:00 AM PHILADELPHIA—Eyewear retailer, Margot & Camille Optique, with locations in Philadelphia and Doylestown, Pennsylvania has decided to say thank you to its close knit customer base instead of having a traditional anniversary celebration.

Building Connections Block (Party) By Block (Party)

By Jamie Wilson
Friday, May 19, 2017 3:35 PM CHARLOTTE, N.C.—With the weather warming up and summertime in sight, what better way to get the community together, network and of course celebrate summer fun than with a good old neighborhood block party.

Pomp and Circumstance

By Stephanie Sengwe
Friday, May 19, 2017 1:52 PM Graduation season is in full swing which means for the Classes of 2017 taking that first step into the future is just one commencement speech away. Students are now looking to see if that last internship is going to turn into a full time job. Some are taking gap years while others are looking forward to grad school. And the lucky ones have already secured that dream job. Click here to read this week's VMail Weekend.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM “The 7th Annual Breach Report revealed there was a 320 percent increase in the number of health care providers victimized by hackers in 2016.” mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mark Tosh
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM “The fact that we have one foot in the canoe of fee for service and the other foot in value payment demonstrates that it’s not sustainable.” Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt mtosh@jobson.com

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM “A set of snap-together glasses designed by Rice University students will help show patients how their vision could deteriorate over time due to diabetic retinopathy.” akarp@jobson.com

Overheard

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM “Move over Greenery and Millennial Pink because there’s a new trending color for the upcoming seasons.” (Turn to Page 44 for the answer) jwilson@jobson.com

Realizing the Importance of Annual Eye Exams

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM I recently took a trip back to my hometown of Harare in Zimbabwe and got to see my 94-year-old grandmother for the first time in nearly 12 years. While there were a lot of emotions going through my head, being with her reminded me about the importance of annual doctor’s visits.

VM’s Top 50: Theirs is Strength in (the) Numbers

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM When I first joined Vision Monday in, um, 1988, about a year after the publication started—spurred on by the rapid amount of change taking place in the optical industry then—it was tough to carve out a consistent way to report “news.”

Ohio-based Small Businesses Unite To Create Stronger Community Connections

By Jamie Wilson
Friday, May 12, 2017 3:19 PM CANTON, Ohio—There’s truth to the saying “there’s strength in numbers,” and for the staff at Eisenbrei Plaza Optical located in Canton, Ohio they understand the benefit of partnering with other local businesses to create a bigger wave in the community. That’s why the 54-year old optical location joined forces with the four-year-old restaurant, Shy Cellars, to educate the community about one another.

Making Memories With Mom

By Staff
Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:51 AM In 1912, West Virginia became the first state to officially recognize Mother's Day, and in 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed it into national observance, declaring the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day, according to mothersdaycentral.com. FYI, not all countries celebrate Mother's Day in May: Many countries celebrate Mother’s Day on different dates and in different ways. This year, Mother’s Day in the U.S. falls on May 14 – yep, that’s tomorrow! Click here to read this week's VMail Weekend.

Addicted to (Phone) Love

By Mary Kane
Friday, May 5, 2017 2:50 PM A few weeks ago, my very, very old (2013) iPhone died. On a Saturday morning. Despite being plugged in all night it refused to recharge. It was dead, mort, finis—or so I thought. I must have checked the phone 30 times that morning to see if it had resurrected itself. Panic began to set in. No phone for the weekend? No Google maps? No text messages? No news?!! At that moment, I realized it was official—I was addicted to my phone. Click here to read this week's edition of VMail Weekend.

Don't Put Off Reading This

By Marge Axelrad
Friday, April 28, 2017 4:24 PM BETTERLATETHANNEVER, N.Y. – “I’m writing it now,” I say. “Practically done,” I claim. “Yeah, right,” say my VM colleagues. Click here to read the latest edition of VMail Weekend.

Oakland Vision Center Optometry’s Doctors Get Coachella Ready on Facebook Live

By Jamie Wilson
Friday, April 28, 2017 12:58 PM OAKLAND, Calif—In VM’s Pop-Up Talk during this year’s Vision Expo East, we explored the ideas and tactics that independent ECPs are using to give themselves a competitive edge with an emphasis on the utilization of social media.
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