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This is the old site of the Crowley Museum and Nature Center. For More info on the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, please visit:

crowleyfl.org

There you will find information not only on the museum but of upcoming events, farmer’s market hours, programs and much more!

May 24

Sign Waving Mannequin

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I was driving around North Hollywood a few days ago, and noticed a sign spinner.  Not too big of a deal right?  Well, it was when I looked closer!  She was a sign waving mannequin!  I dont know about you, but I’ve never seen this before.  I was really interested in what was going on, so I stopped and asked the owner of the store where he got it, how much it cost, etc.  I was shocked to find out these things go for less than a thousand bucks.  He pointed me to a couple of websites: Sign Dolls, SignWavingMannequins.net, and Sign Waving Mannequin. If you hire a sign spinner full time, it would likely run between $2500-$3000/month.  I think the mannequin is a no brainer!

I was intrigued.  Have YOU ever seen a sign waving mannequin?  Let me know in the comments below.  And of course, let me know what you think about them?  Is the sign spinning job a job of the past?  I think so…  I always thought it was such a waste of a life to be standing there all day holding a sign.  Anyways, I guess we’ll find out more in the coming few years.

If this is truly to be the sign waving of the future, then we have a lot to look forward to!  I can just imagine the owners dressing the mannequins up in different costumes/outfits, and the overall vibe would definitely be a lot of fun!

Jun 29

Immigration Throughout History

One of the many things we make a deliberate effort to showcase at the Crowley Museum is the historical significance of immigration throughout the world. Immigration has made the United States what it is today, and given the recent immigration law struggles, we try to draw attention to its history in order to garner a better understanding of how to implement the laws of the future.

One of the most well executed and efficent methods of immigration of today is the E2 visa program which is available to immigrant investors with the necessary capital.If you’re an foreigner that wishes to obtain citizenship for you and your family but don’t want to deal with the standard, long and arduous process of getting a green card, the E2 visa application might be right for you.

Ever since its inception, the E2 visa has provided a monumental opportunity for immigrants with sufficient equity to gain citizenship through a positive contribution to the US economy. Often times this contribution entails a minimum investment of $500,000 in an existing or new business in the USA. This investment will directly create at least 10 new jobs as well as significantly improve the company as a whole from financial standpoint.

 

Jun 20

The Natural History of Recruiters

Throughout history, there have been many interesting business models, few of which as diverse and interesting as recruiters and headhunters.

Recruiters vary by specialization: There are healthcare recruiters, sales recruiters, IT and Engineering Recruiters, and of course many more, and there are recruiting agencies and headhunters that specialize in specific types of payment models to fulfill your recruiting needs.  Some examples of this include contingency based searches, where the business doesn’t pay until the agency sends them a candidate with which they fill the vacant position, and retained search, through which businesses receive an extra level of customer care by paying the recruiting agency upfront.

And then of course there are agencies who specialize based on locality–Such as New York City Recruiters, Houston Headhunters, Chicago Recruiters, etc. And then even further, there are those that specialize in location and specialization within a particular niche.  Some examples of those would be It Recrutiers in Chicago,