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Bernard Goldhirsh

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Bernard A. Goldhirsh turned a love of sailing into a modern media success story.
Goldhirsh started sailing while attending MIT. After college, he taught science at a private school in Cambridge, and took students on sailing trips.
In 1970, Goldhirsh launched Sail magazine. When its circulation exceeded 100,000, Goldhirsh sold it for an estimated $10 million.
With the proceeds from the sale, Goldhirsh launched Inc. magazine. It also flourished. After circulation reached 650,000, Goldhirsh sold it for an estimated $200 million and gave 10 percent of the proceeds to his employees.
Goldhirsh died Sunday of a brain tumor. He was 63.

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Harry Bush

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If you needed to make a living wage in New York, Memphis or Miami, Harry Bush was the man to see.
Bush spent 35 years in the labor union industry. He was a founding member of New York City labor union District 65, and the Retail Wholesale Distribution Workers of America. He traveled throughout the South to lobby for workers’ rights, including 40-hour work weeks, benefits and reasonable salaries.
As an advisory board member of Miami-Dade’s Living Wage Commission, he encouraged the county to increase it hourly pay rate. In 1999, the county commission complied and voted unanimously to increase its minimum wage for county employees to $8.56/hour. The federal minimum wage is $5.15/hour.
Bush died Wednesday from heart failure. He was 85.

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