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Guild

An association of persons with a particular skill or trade. For example, the electricians in an area may form a guild for mutual support, to route business to each other, or for other reasons. A guild contrasts with a union primarily because it includes both employers and employees; it is based on trade, rather than class. Guilds were most common in medieval Europe, but still exist and have a great deal of sway in some industries, notably filmmaking. Bar associations of lawyers and realtor groups may also be considered guilds.
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Our guilds support allowed SOMC to purchase items, such as a Breast Prone Board, EMT/Heart Care Equipment, IV Ultrasound Machines and Breast Pumps for Maternity and donations toward the SOMC Cancer Compassion Fund and Pediatric Nursery, Lavender said.
The merchant guild controlled most of the city's wholesale and retail trade, while the craft guilds controlled the production and sale of many manufactured goods.
Although collegia, fraternities, and other institutions similar to merchant guilds had existed in the classical period, in their customary form they emerged during the Commercial Revolution typically dated to about 1050.
Fitzsimmons takes a chronological approach to this study and begins, in the first chapter, with a discussion on the state of guilds at the end of the Old Regime and their demise during the first years of the Revolution.
The Writers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and Directors Guild of America have all come out swinging this week in a battle brewing ever since the network announced its plans last October to make some of its shows available via Apple Inc.
Delegates from the Guilds will be attending the Townswomen's Guilds National Council meeting in Bournemouth in June.
She sees her study as taking on the notion that women were largely excluded from the corporate system and that their work remained more informal than men's (which this reviewer and many others have argued), but her own data back up this older view; seamsrressing was one of only two female guilds in Paris, and "a major reason for the trade's success was the scarcity of alternatives given restrictions on female employment in many trades.
Here is a small town, with a population in 1800 of approximately 9,000, catering to a little less than a hundred guilds.
Societies in which guilds have played a part - sometimes a very important role - found them largely beneficial, as well.
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Brokeback Mountain,'' ``Capote,'' ``Crash'' and ``Good Night, and Good Luck'' scored both Producers Guild of America and Writers Guild of America nominations on Wednesday, recognition that should boost their chances for multiple Academy Award nods.
The Championship Series is open to all Guild Wars players, and at the end of each season, the top 16 guilds on the Guild Wars Ladder will compete in post-season playoffs for Guild Wars Factions Championship Points.