Understanding State Sick Leave Laws

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Friday, April 29, 2016 10:49 AM NEW YORK—State and local laws requiring employers to provide paid sick time are growing across the country. California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., currently mandate paid sick time, while at least one county and 17 cities have enacted similar laws.

New CEO at Silhouette International

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:27 AM LINZ, Austria—Jan Rosenberg is the new CEO of Silhouette International. He is now managing the family-owned company, together with Thomas Windischbauer, COO/CFO, the company said in an announcement.

Todd Butsch Appointed National Sales Manager for Vista Outdoor’s Optical Division

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:18 AM CLEARFIELD, Utah—Vista Outdoor announced that Todd Butsch has been promoted to the position of national sales manager of the company’s optical division, Bollé and Serengeti Eyewear.

Valeant Names Joseph C. Papa Chairman and CEO of Valeant

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Monday, April 25, 2016 11:30 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that its board of directors has named Joseph C. Papa to become Valeant's new chairman and CEO, succeeding J. Michael Pearson.

Jeff Hopkins Joins GSRx as Marketing Director

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:27 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—GSRx, Inc., an independent wholesale lab located here, has appointed industry veteran Jeff Hopkins as marketing director.

Richard E. Weisbarth Receives the James A. Boucher Award From the National Academies of Practice

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Friday, April 22, 2016 12:21 AM LEXINGTON, Ky.—Richard E. Weisbarth, OD, has been presented with the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Optometry’s James A. Boucher Award of Excellence.

Take Part in Earth Day

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Friday, April 22, 2016 12:19 AM Are you thinking about ways to celebrate Earth Day? ECPs can participate in Earth Day with various lines, products and services from many companies within the optical industry. Here’s a helpful resource list to get you started on some of today’s sustainable products and activities.

Services Held for Eyewear Industry Veteran, Charles Schmall

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Services were held on Long Island on April 17 for Charles Schmall, 86, who passed away late last week after a brief illness.

Transitions Optical Consumer Campaign Expands in 2016

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Transitions Optical, Inc has launched a new consumer outreach campaign that will highlight the stories and experiences told by influential Transitions lens wearers.

Specs of Wood Voted Vision Expo East 'Vision Choice' Winner

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Vision Expo East attendees voted Specs of Wood first place as the show’s “Vision Choice” best new product.

Expo Arms Attendees With World-Class Education

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:37 AM NEW YORK—For 30 years, Vision Expo has cultivated an educational program that is expertly developed and creatively delivered with a focus on arming the ECP community with knowledge and insights, according to show organizers.

ARVO’s 2016 Student Travel Fellowship Recipients

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) announced recipients of the 2016 Student Travel Fellowship Awards.

Show Organizers Expect Strong Attendance

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Friday, April 15, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—When Vision Expo opens its doors this morning, nearly 650 exhibitors representing 5,000 brands will be showcased here, a sure sign that Expo is the top event for innovation and building relationships with high volume buyers and independent practices alike, show organizers said.

VM Summit Connects the Dots Between the Brain, Technology and Leadership

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Friday, April 15, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The power of creative thinking and its application in both the professional and personal realm was on full display at Vision Monday’s 10th annual Global Leadership Summit, held here Wednesday.

Coburn Technologies Names Brandie Shaw as National Sales Manager

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Friday, April 15, 2016 12:15 AM SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.—Coburn Technologies has appointed industry veteran Brandie Shaw as its new national sales manager.
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