John Mackey borrowed $45,000 in 1978 to open a store in a Victorian house in Austin, Texas. Two years later, the very first Whole Foods store opened and the concept has grown to more than 300 stores.
Sara Blakely Founder of Spanx Shapewear “Failure is not the outcome. Failure is not trying.” As a young girl, Sara Blakely’s father would ask: “What did you fail at today?” Growing up, failure was viewed as a good thing. If Sara didn’t fail at something that day, her father would be duly disappointed. This enthusiasm […]
Catalyst Connection and the National Energy Technology Laboratory-Regional University Alliance (NETL-RUA) have announced that the 2nd Annual Energy & Innovation Conference is being held November 28 and 29, 2012 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. C. Alan Walker, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development, will give the keynote address. “The Energy and Innovation Conference […]
Consumers, travelers, drivers have another great reason to stop and fill up at Hess: Dunkin’ Donuts is now incorporated into the sparkling shops. Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, recently announced that existing franchisee George Ross, chief executive of Coastal Franchising LLC, has partnered with Hess Corporation to own and […]
Eric Pfeiffer created the clever desk for Offi State College, Pennsylvania.
CBS has used laser-etched eggs in campaigns to promote their programs. Show logos and puns (Crack the Case on CBS with CSI) were used along with the CBS insignia in 2006 on 35 million eggs.
The Body Shop founder, Anita Roddick, was searching for botanical ingredients from habitats all over the world after she gave birth to two children. She wanted them to have the purest ingredients in their foods and formulas. In the process she became an avid environmentalist. Roddick died in 2007 but was a trailblazer in banning […]
Mary Kay Ash Founder of Mary Kay Inc. “We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you are aiming, you don’t have a goal.” After being passed up for a promotion after 25 years in the direct selling business, Mary Kay Ash took her $5,000 in […]
The National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) is now accepting applications for the Dave Nelsen Scholarship Program. “The oil and energy industry is continually looking for qualified technicians to work in our industry,” says Judy Garber, OESP Executive Director. “OESP’s mission is education and we’re taking the lead by supporting our future […]
What do you get when you combine the best of Pinterest and Prezi? Mural.ly — an innovative platform used to create murals of content. With a simple drag and drop interface, Mural.ly provides users with a simple way to collect web content, arrange it visually and share it with others professionally. Collaborative brainstorming has never […]
As 2012 comes to a close, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), the leader in secure document management, today announced it is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Good Riddance Day Contest. Cintas is teaming with the co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, to invite the public […]
Want to know what the future of franchising holds? From Jan. 11-13, 2013, thousands of prospective franchisees from South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with industry-leading franchisors to discover their ideal investment opportunity at the 7th Annual Franchise Expo South on Miami Beach. Sponsored by the International Franchise Association, the […]