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October 20, 1989 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Paige was the kind of entrepreneur who helped San Francisco rebuild in 1906. Seeing in the earthquake a golden opportunity, he opened a glass company to supply new windows and mirrors to a disaster-stricken citizenry. On Thursday, in the aftermath of the quake of 1989, his grandson Ken Paige was busily fielding customers' calls as workers literally picked up the pieces at Paige Glass Co.
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October 20, 1989 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Paige was the kind of entrepreneur who helped San Francisco rebuild in 1906. Seeing in the earthquake a golden opportunity, he opened a glass company to supply new windows and mirrors to a disaster-stricken citizenry. On Thursday, in the aftermath of the quake of 1989, his grandson Ken Paige was busily fielding customers' calls as workers literally picked up the pieces at Paige Glass Co.
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BUSINESS
October 20, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joel Ritch's San Francisco office was intact when he arrived Wednesday, but his business was a mess. His firm, Professional Messenger, like many San Francisco small businesses, does not have a contingency plan for emergencies. Instead, he has operated by "instant, knee-jerk reaction." The office was without power when Ritch, president of the firm, and two employees entered the brick building south of downtown Wednesday morning.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joel Ritch's San Francisco office was intact when he arrived Wednesday, but his business was a mess. His firm, Professional Messenger, like many San Francisco small businesses, does not have a contingency plan for emergencies. Instead, he has operated by "instant, knee-jerk reaction." The office was without power when Ritch, president of the firm, and two employees entered the brick building south of downtown Wednesday morning.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1999 | Greg Johnson
Dell Computer Corp. has selected Ammirati Puris Lintas of New York to handle its home and small-business advertising. San Francisco-based Goldberg Moser O'Neill resigned from the $30-million account in March after Dell put the account up for review. Goldberg subsequently was picked to handle advertising for Micron Technologies, a Boise, Idaho-based computer manufacturer. . . . Wells Fargo & Co.
NEWS
December 5, 1996 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Senate leader Bill Lockyer on Wednesday accused Gov. Pete Wilson of being "unnecessarily secretive" about his administration's plans to restructure welfare in California. And the result, Lockyer said, could be a proposal that is particularly punitive to poor women and children.
BUSINESS
July 13, 2010 | By Sharon Bernstein, Los Angeles Times
Government-backed loans to the nation's small businesses dropped sharply last month after a key federal program ran out of money. The reduction in lending comes as officials are scrambling to find a way to stimulate the small-business sector. On Monday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said loosening credit to small businesses should be a priority for banks and policymakers. "Making credit accessible to sound small businesses is crucial to our economic recovery, and so should be front and center among our current policy challenges," Bernanke said at a meeting on small-business financing in Washington.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1999 | VICKI TORRES
A dozen San Francisco welfare recipients will stand tall Friday as they graduate from a unique welfare-to-work program created, sponsored and directed by small-business owners for small-business owners. San Francisco's Job Network is the only welfare-to-work program, among thousands nationwide, in which small-business owners stepped in to design something that works for them. The program has won kudos from the Small Business Administration.
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