Crystal Custom Eyewear founders, Bruce Coustillas and Terry Ruffo, recognized a void in the industry of past promotional tools and the inability to reach all spectrums of a companies marketing strategy, both digital/social media and print. The first promotional and advertising product was created in 1789 for George Washington’s Presidential campaign. Until now, several industry leading [...]
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation today announced that the scholarship process for the class of 2013 is now open and accepting applications for the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards. Each year, the NFIB Young Entrepreneur program offers non-renewable scholarships that recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative with [...]
A United Kingdom-based dairy farm spray painted a QR code on a Fresian cow. Scan the cow with your smartphone and you’re led to information about her bio and the dairy farm.
As a 28 year, innovative manufacturer and importer in the apparel, corporate and promotional products business, Pacific Emblem Co. has a cool way to market your business. By marrying the QR code (or as the company calls it – “their Smart Code”) together with their full-color printed Smart Tags, they have created the uZAPPit™ Smart Tag. The [...]
The Plexi-Craft company that manufactures the clever magazine rack is headquartered in Long Island City, New York.
For maximum transparency, restaurants ranging from fast-casual superstar Chipotle, to indie eateries favored by foodies, to massive fast-food chains like Domino’s are all turning to the open kitchen. The open kitchen trend seems to have been born in big cities such as New York, where chefs cooked within view of diners largely due to space [...]
The Greene Turtle has finalized a deal to bring 10 of its casual dining/sports bar locations to Long Island (both counties), the first anywhere in New York and anywhere, in fact, outside its Mid-Atlantic base. The sites will be operated by new Greene Turtle franchisees John and Jeff Froccaro, who operate about three dozen Burger King [...]
VetFran Committee Vice Chair Joe Lindenmayer of TSS Photography and The Grounds Guy franchisee Rick Santo joined First Lady Michelle Obama as she addressed roughly 700 attendees at Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, FL. The First Lady said the Joining Forces goal of hiring 100,000 Veterans by 2014 was surpassed with nearly 2,000 companies combining [...]
The bacon trend began around 2007, when better pork was appearing in restaurants, said Kara Nielsen, who studies trends at CCD Innovation, a culinary consulting firm in San Francisco. “It trickled up to groceries. They started getting more natural pork supplies,” Nielsen said. “ And this new resource kicked off an interest in using the [...]
For the past few years, Applebee’s has quietly been experimenting with a late-night bar and club scene at restaurants around the country. Some offer karaoke and trivia nights. Others have fashioned themselves into nightclubs where patrons can gobble spinach and artichoke dip under the Day-Glo beauty of black lights. In late August, the restaurant chain [...]
In November and December, more than 4 million American businesses will receive 2012 Economic Census forms. Responses to the questionnaire are required by law (Title 13, U.S. Code), to be returned by February 12, 2013. Every 5 years, the Economic Census develops a comprehensive portrait of American business, from the national to the local level. Timely [...]
PayPal is in the early stages of what may be a blockbuster mobile payments deal with McDonald’s Corp, the world’s biggest hamburger chain. McDonald’s is testing a mobile payments service featuring PayPal at 30 of its restaurants in France. Earlier this year, McDonald’s ran demonstrations of a broader PayPal mobile payments service at its franchisee [...]