ON THE MOVE
Stark State College names
chief of campus security
Gregory Boudreaux has been named chief of campus security at Stark State College, effective Monday. He served most recently as a lieutenant with the Canton Police Department.
Athena Akron panelists
to discuss career transitions
Athena Akron, an organization providing leadership support, development and education for women leaders in the area, will present the luncheon forum "Career Transitions: Be Prepared – Make the Leap" at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at Fairlawn Country Club in Akron.
Presenters include Tami Bolder of CBIZ MHM, LuAnne Decker of FedEx Custom Critical and Rachel Whitehawk of Whitehawk Ranch.
Cost is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers and $25 for member-accompanied guests. Go to www.athenaakron.org for reservations or more information.
Morning Buzz to play host
to human resources specialist
Matthew Whitson, managing principal at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., will present “Human Capital Investment Management & the Organizational Fingerprint” at the Greater Akron Chamber's Morning Buzz breakfast Dec. 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn Akron, 1307 E. Market St.
Business connections, registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m., and the program will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Cost is $25 for members and $50 for nonmembers. To make a reservation, call the Greater Akron Chamber at 330-376-5550 or go to www.greaterakronchamber.org.
Lyft acquires Motivate in bid
to keep pace with rival Uber
Lyft has completed its acquisition of Motivate, the nation's largest bike-sharing company.
The deal is part of the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company's goal of offering an array of transportation options within one app and reducing individual car ownership. Financial details were not disclosed.
Motivate operates bike-share systems in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and elsewhere. Last year, 80 percent of bike-share rides in the U.S. were on Motivate bikes.
Rival Uber acquired bike sharing company Jump Bikes earlier this year. Uber also invested in Lime, a bike and scooter-sharing company.
Consumer spending rises
0.6 percent during October
Consumers boosted their spending in October at the fastest pace in seven months, while their incomes rose by the largest amount in nine months.
Consumer spending rose a sharp 0.6 percent last month, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. It was the biggest increase since a similar gain in March and was three times faster than the 0.2 percent September performance.