Monday, February 19, 2018

CBC Closed for Presidents Day 2018

Community Business College always observes the Presidents Day holiday with a 3-day weekend.

But, the learning goes on. 

In the spirit of always learning new things, here is some interesting U.S. presidential trivia:

George Washington was the only American president to be unanimously elected.
Chester A. Arthur was nicknamed “Elegant Arthur” because of his fashion sense.
Franklin Pierce was the first president to have a Christmas tree in the White House.
James Madison was the shortest president ever elected.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1826.
Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to call his residence in Washington, D.C. the “White House.” Prior to his term, it had been called the Executive Mansion.
Grover Cleveland personally answered the White House phone.
James Madison was the shortest and lightest president at 5 feet, 4 inches and about 100 pounds.
Millard Fillmore installed the first bathtub and kitchen stove in the White House.
Andrew Johnson was buried beneath a willow tree that he planted. His head rests on a copy of the Constitution.
Zachary Taylor received his nomination for presidency late because he refused all postal pieces with postage due.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only American president to be elected four times.
James K. Polk fulfilled all his campaign promises: The U.S. acquired California from Mexico, settled the Oregon dispute, lowered tariffs, established a sub-treasury, and retired from office after one term.
Harry S. Truman use to get up at 5 o’clock in the morning to practice the piano for two hours.
The phrase “O.K.” is credited to Martin Van Buren who was raised in Kinderhook, New York. After he went into politics, Van Buren became known as “Old Kinderhook.” Soon people were using the term O.K. referring to Van Buren and the word “okay” was born.
William Henry Harrison served the shortest presidency, dying just 32 days after he was elected.
John Tyler never ran for the office of the Presidency – as vice-president he assumed the office of the president, served out his term, and left.
Herbert Hoover approved “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem.
Calvin Coolidge lighted the first national Christmas tree in 1923 on the White House lawn.
Ronald Reagan became the oldest person ever elected U.S. president at the age of 69.

George Washington was the first to hear the president’s theme song, “Hail To The Chief” as president. Chester A. Arthur tried to change it to the song “Presidential Polonaise.” When Arthur left, so did the polonaise.

George H.W. Bush is distantly related to Presidents Franklin Pierce, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, Benedict Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, and Winston Churchill. Of course, so was his son, George W. Bush.

Monday, January 15, 2018

CBC Closed for MLK Day 2018

Community Business College will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 for the

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday.

Interesting fact about this day - the holiday we celebrate, actually falls on Dr. King's actual birthday (January 15).  This won't happen again for another 6 years (2024).

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 -> 2018

Have a festive New Year and here's hoping all the success in the world for 2018!

Friday, November 24, 2017

CBC Closed for Black Friday

As is our tradition, Community Business College will be closed for Black Friday.

Some have said Black Friday is for all those turkeys who made it through Thanksgiving. We have always taken it for two reasons: 1) so our staff and students will have more time to spend in giving thanks with their families, and 2) we don't have to fight a losing battle of trying to cajole students to take Thursday off, come back on Friday and leave again for the weekend.

With that said, however, our Community Business College website is still up and running. Computers and servers don't take holidays.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! - a time to be thankful in 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from Community Business College!

Today is a day to reflect and be thankful. Here are a few thoughts to add to the list.

Things for which to be thankful on Thanksgiving Day:

The first is (and this one is forgotten) – the ability to be thankful. It takes effort to have an attitude of gratitude and Thanksgiving Day is a good time to remember to make it an everyday practice.

So many amazing things have to happen just for one day to go by on this planet, that it’s a good idea to be

More Thankful for what we have than what we don’t have. As they say, count your blessings. The Thanksgiving holiday is a good time to do that. Especially before Black Friday hits and the commercial Christmas rush kicks in full speed.

Coveting things you don’t have is, of course, to be scrupulously avoided, but what should also be avoided is wishing you could give more. We all have plenty to give but when the overwhelming products and stuff gets advertised everywhere we go, sometimes we feel wistful that we would like to give other people more stuff. The Spirit of Thanksgiving reminds us to appreciate the gifts we are able to give and that it is truly the thought behind a gift rather than its price tag or size.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Browsig the New Firefox

The New Firefox

For those who are users of Firefox, you may have noticed your software recently did a mandatory update. Yes, it’s finally here…the new Firefox browser – Firefox Quantum

Happy Cinco De Mayo 2018!