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  Branson News by The Branson Courier
In an update report to the city of Branson's board of aldermen at their regular Aug. 13 business meeting, Mark Hartman, General Man...
Branson's marketing brand proudly proclaims to the world the illusion that "Someone you love is always playing in Branson." What the message doesn't promise is that the "someone" will "always" be "playing" in a show or theater and that's not necessarily a...
The Aug. 19 article "Why aren't more people playing at Branson's shows?" by Gary Groman tries to dismiss the concern of the shows and other community members regarding the recent trend of visitors seeing less shows while they are in Branson.
www.bransoncourier.com   (343 words)

  British tycoon Branson offers $25 million prize to fight climate change - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Branson compared it to a competition launched in 1675 to devise a method of estimating longitude accurately.
Branson, whose business interests include Virgin Atlantic airline and Virgin Trains, rejected charges that it was hypocritical for him to sponsor the prize.
Branson announced a $25 million prize to the first person to come up with a way of scrubbing greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/2007-02-09-branson-climate-prize_x.htm   (704 words)

  Richard Branson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Branson's next venture with the Virgin group is Virgin Fuel, which is set to exploit the recent spike in fuel costs by offering a revolutionary, cheaper fuel for automobiles and also aircraft (in the near future).
Branson has been tagged as a "transformational leader" by management lexicon, with his maverick strategies and his stress on the Virgin Group as an organisation driven on informality and information, one that is bottom-heavy rather than strangled by top-level management.
Branson was honoured by the Conservative government in the 1980s, and was briefly given the post of "litter tsar" by Margaret Thatcher – charged with "keeping Britain tidy." He was again seen as close to the government when the Labour Party came to power in 1997.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Richard_Branson   (2185 words)

 CNN.com - Now Virgin to offer trips to space - Sep 27, 2004
Branson, head of the Virgin Atlantic airline, said Monday that passengers in groups of five could be sent into orbit by 2008 at around £110,000 ($200,000) a trip.
Branson said the money raised in the early part of the business would be ploughed back to bring the cost of seats in space down.
Branson plans to be aboard the inaugural flight and said the project could lead to further space-related projects.
edition.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/09/27/branson.space   (651 words)

 Dancing in Branson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Branson has a population of 3700 people yet over 5 million people visit each year, making it one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States.
I'm not saying Branson is for everybody but I do want to inform dancers of all the opportunities for a career.
The salaries in Branson range from $400 to $800 a week and "Country Tonite" is towards the top end of that range.
www.danceart.com /mirault/branson.htm   (848 words)

 Branson, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Today, Branson is a major regional destination in the United States with a well-known reputation for live music theaters, primarily in the Country genre.
Branson Landing opened in the summer of 2006 on the Lake Taneycomo waterfront in downtown Branson.
In another episode, when the Simpsons family tried to find their grandfather in Branson, much of the episode is spent in Branson, where many of its attractions are rolled into one ridiculing showcase in the climax.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Branson,_Missouri   (1326 words)

 Branson Missouri Vacation Reservations - ReserveBranson.com
We know that shows are what have put Branson, MO on the map, but there are also great theme parks and attractions in Branson such as Silver Dollar City The 1880s-themed amusement park has shops, dining, entertainment, crafts and craftsmen as well as the exciting rides you’d expect to find.
Other Branson attractions including the new Titanic museum, Celebration City, White Water, and Ripley's Believe it or Not are just a few of the fun things to do in Branson.
Specializing in Branson Missouri travel and vacation reservations.
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 Branson vs. Trump - By Daniel Gross - Slate Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Branson and Trump: Opposites attract to reality TV Prime-time network TV programmers aren't known to be big students of philosophy.
In an excellent profile of Branson in Fast Company, Alan Deutschman dubs him "the anti-Trump." And, to a large degree, the two men are polar opposites—as reality TV stars and as entrepreneurs.
Branson, by contrast, has spent more than 30 years building and extending a brand name—Virgin—into an incredibly broad range of consumer-oriented businesses: first records, then airlines and music stores.
www.slate.com /id/2108279/workarea/3   (982 words)

 Virgin Air bets billions to curb warming - World Environment - MSNBC.com
Branson said the profits will be invested in efforts to find renewable, sustainable energy sources in an effort to wean the world off of oil and coal, fossil fuels that many scientists tie to global warming because of their carbon dioxide emissions.
Branson said he'd be announcing more specifics at a press conference next Wednesday, but the plan goes beyond his statements last month that his companies over the next four years would spend $1 billion on alternative energy like ethanol as well as solar and wind power.
Last year, Branson said he planned to turn his back on fossil fuels and use farm and logging waste to power his four airlines, which operate almost 100 aircraft.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/14936341   (895 words)

 Branson pledges $3B to fight global warming - Sep. 21, 2006
Branson, who has transformed Virgin from a fledgling record label he created in the 1970s into a worldwide brand and company that dabbles in everything from the airline business to cell phones to record stores, stressed the need for consumers to eliminate their addiction to coal and fossil fuels to achieve this goal.
Branson said the privately owned Virgin Group, which generated an estimated $8.1 billion in sales in 2004, according to research firm Dun and Bradstreet, was planning on investing $1 billion in alternative fuels over the next four years.
Branson said the company was also attempting to create its own Virgin fuel, a clean fuel that would work in cars, trucks and trains within a year, possibly even in Virgin aircraft.
money.cnn.com /2006/09/21/news/newsmakers/branson2/?postversion=2006092113   (1058 words)

 Branson Hotline - Branson Golf
Branson Hotline can set up your T-Times with a great BRANSON GOLF itinerary for the course(s) of your choice in the Branson Area.
BRANSON GOLF is a popular pastime of the Stars in the Branson area.
Branson Creek is was designed by the most sought after course architect, Tom Fazio.
www.bransonhotline.com /golf.html   (406 words)

 Branson Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
You may have read the book or seen the John Wayne film but here's your chance to see the play in the setting in which it was written.
Branson does a fine job in promoting itself as the Live Country Music capital of the World and the Ozarks' answer to Nashville.
Sort of like a mini Vegas without the casinos, Branson is the epitome of good, clean, family fun and is a love-it-or-hate-it tourist magnet.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/north-america/usa/branson   (183 words)

 Branson Deseret News (Salt Lake City) - Find Articles
BRANSON, Mo. -- Tourism officials in Branson are focusing on a new group of potential visitors known as "resisters" -- people who shun vacationing here because of perceptions about what it has to offer.
Lennon traces some of Branson's image problem to a 1991 CBS "60 Minutes" segment that is credited with starting Branson's boom, but that also cemented its image as a destination for retirees with retro tastes in music.
One, Branson is "up close and personal," a reference to a customer-service approach in which entertainers and staff interact with guests, sign autographs, recognize birthdays and the like.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20050417/ai_n13621222   (893 words)

 Branson booms as Titanic joins lineup - Family Travel - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The museum built to resemble the ship is part of Branson's efforts to continue growing by widening its appeal beyond the elderly tourists who first helped it boom in the early 1990s, drawn by wholesome country music and crooners.
Branson is adding more upscale shopping, family attractions and pop music fare aimed at newly retiring baby boomers and parents with children.
Branson is not about to turn its back on its country music roots.
www.cnbc.com /id/12071745   (716 words)

 The Enlightenment of Richard Branson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What Branson understood two decades ago is just now beginning to be embraced by other corporate leaders: We should be having fun when we're spending our money.
That was the case when Branson thought flyers would love seatback video screens that would let them pick the movies they wanted to see onboard rather than having to wait for whatever film the airline had picked.
Branson offers an alternative: Take a look at your business and ask yourself, "Is this how I would want to be treated if I were the customer?"
www.fastcompany.com /magazine/108/open_customers-branson.html   (735 words)

 British Tycoon Branson Unveils Plan For Commercial Space Flights
Branson, a flamboyant communicator and high-profile tycoon, said his Virgin Atlantic airline had signed a technology licensing deal with the US company behind SpaceShipOne, which in June became the first private manned craft to travel to space.
In a near-messianic speech, Branson pledged that his principal aim was to make space travel possible for ordinary people.
However a space expert warned that Branson's plan, while technically feasible, was riddled with potential difficulties and unlikely to usher in an immediate era of mass space travel.
www.spacedaily.com /news/xprize-04z.html   (714 words)

 The Branson School ~ Team News
Branson Cross Country finished the season at the North Coast Section Championship Meet at Hayward.
The players put up a worthy fight, but in the end Branson penalty kickers couldn't get the ball past University's goalie, losing 0-3 after two overtime periods in the penalty kick phase.
Matt Wagner, Branson's Boys' Lacrosse coach, was honored by the US Lacrosse All-American Selection Committee as the 2006 San Francisco Region US Lacrosse Secondary School Coach of the Year.
www.branson.org /podium/default.aspx?t=2038   (656 words)

 Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lakes Offer Vacation Fun in Branson, MO   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BRANSON, MO -- Spend part of your Branson adventure getting back to nature in the Tri-Lakes Area that features Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lake.
Construction is currently ongoing at the lakefront Branson Landing project in this area, where several cruise and boat tour adventures depart.
The third mighty lake in the Branson area is Bull Shoals Lake, home of relaxing houseboat rentals, recreation and world-class fishing along its undeveloped shores.
www.bransonshows.com /viewListingArticle.cfm?articleID=1358&t=siteArticles   (620 words)

 Richard Branson chats about embracing ethanol and slashing airplane emissions | By Amanda Griscom Little | Grist | Main ...
Branson has proved himself remarkably versatile over the last few decades, expanding his Virgin brand beyond the record label into successful airline, locomotive, cable, and mobile-phone companies.
Branson is aiming to green his business empire in other ways as well.
This week, as part of an effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions at his Virgin Atlantic airline, he announced a trial plan to tow planes from airport gates to runways so they won't have to burn fuel while they wait to take off.
www.grist.org /news/maindish/2006/12/07/little   (3056 words)

 Bottled Up - Branson B. - Cristal
Branson doesn't rap, but he was once described as "hip-hop's version of the Dalai Lama." Now, with Cristal's implosion, he's looking to become hip-hop's version of Frédéric Rouzaud: A self-taught oenophile, Branson has spent years developing his own high-quality champagne and has just begun rolling it out in select venues nationwide.
Branson's love of champagne led him downtown, however, to Manhattan's finer wine shops; with their guidance, his fascination evolved into an obsession.
Branson says it took a good decade before it occurred to him to go into the business.
www.fastcompany.com /magazine/111/open_bottled-up.html   (2189 words)

 Waltzing Waters, Amazing Frederick, Branson, Missouri
She recovers, all smiles, ready to help us cram as many Branson entertainments as we can into a 12 hour stretch.
Branson's the exception, nourished by the Mecca's ceaseless stream of tourists.
He is often praised as "the Shoji Tabuchi of piano," an impressive claim, at least in Branson's closed circuit.
www.roadsideamerica.com /attract/MOBRAfrederick.html   (784 words)

 Branson, Missouri area fishing
Give someone you love a Branson vacation gift certificate for memories they will cherish for the rest of their lives.
Fishing in Branson is a great way to spend time with family and friends creating memories that will last a lifetime.
The Branson, Missouri Lakes Area fishing is full of action and excitement all year round, there is plenty of game out there to be caught.
www.branson-missouri-reservations.com /branson-fishing.asp   (2833 words)

 Branson Creek News - Latest News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Branson, Mo., probably never will be confused with Myrtle Beach, but local officials and developers are trying to transform the family entertainment location in the Ozark Mountains into a similarly well-known golf destination...
Branson Creek Development, L.L.C. broke ground for the clubhouse of the much anticipated Murder Rock Golf and Country Club on April 27...
As Branson Landing speeds toward its May 26 opening, a clearer picture is developing as to what all will be ready by that time...
www.branson-creek.com /news/news_latest.html   (203 words)

 The World Today - Richard Branson pledges $3 billion to tackle global warming
RICHARD BRANSON: I'm certainly not giving away shareholders' money, this would only be money that is owed to the Virgin group of companies.
A hundred per cent of that will then be invested into ways of tackling global warming and we hope to then make some money from that, and so that we can reinvest that into other ways of tackling global warming, and also hopefully attract other people to do the same thing.
RICHARD BRANSON: Well, I realistically don't think that we are going to stop people flying, particularly flying on routes where for instance there isn't a train service, the longer routes.
www.abc.net.au /worldtoday/content/2006/s1746471.htm   (587 words)

 Branson Ultrasonics - Plastic Joining - Precision Cleaning - Ultrasonic Welding
Branson leads the market worldwide in plastics joining equipment and technology.
Bransonic® tabletop cleaners incorporate everything we've learned especially from our customers.
Branson Ultrasonics Corporation, a subsidiary of Emerson, is the industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of plastics joining and metal welding equipment as well as precision cleaning, degreasing, and liquid processing equipment.
www.bransonultrasonics.com   (0 words)

 Branson calls for greener airlines.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I'm not saying I agree with expansion of air travel or that branson isn't being quite sly with a 'greenwash' (setting up virgin fuels etc) but I still think it would be better than nothing with regards to doing 'something'.
What Branson is doing is trying to riggle out of regulation, he knows that the trend will be towards regulating the airlines in some form or other.
If Branson was honest he would have said that eventually pollution would increase because of the growth in air travel.
www.foe.co.uk /forum/index.php?topic=2182.0   (1550 words)

 Branson offers $25M prize to fight climate change
British airline tycoon Richard Branson announced a $25-million prize for the first person or group to find a way to remove billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Richard Branson, left, and former U.S. vice-president Al Gore hold a globe at a presentation in London on Friday to announce the Virgin Earth Challenge.
The goal is to find a way of removing one billion tonnes of carbon gases a year from the atmosphere for 10 years.
www.cbc.ca /world/story/2007/02/09/branson-greenhouse.html   (1269 words)

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Branson since VirginGalactic contracted with Scaled to build a small fleet.
Branson spoke a bit about his plans to bring space travel—at least a taste of it—to anyone who can pay the stratospheric ticket price.
Branson said he anticipates unveiling the full prototype, in preparation for test flights in late 2007.
www.redherring.com /Article.aspx?a=18884&hed=Branson+unveils+Space+Ship   (309 words)

 Branson Show Tickets and Branson Missouri Vacation Packages
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