Pizza Ranch has launched a new coffee program and partnership with Ethiopia Reads and the Tesfa Foundation. The chain expects to serve about two million cups of coffee in the next year, and for every pound of roasted coffee it brews, Pizza Ranch will donate 50 cents to Ethiopia Reads for its Kembata-Tembaro Literacy Initiative. [...]
Weidlinger Associates, Inc., was the designer of the one-of-a kind twin-peak fabric dome of Argentina’s La Plata Stadium, winner of the prestigious 2012 Outstanding Structure Award from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). The award, which recognizes “…the most remarkable, innovative, creative, or otherwise stimulating structures…” from throughout the world, was presented [...]
By Dr. Ray Benedetto and Tom Walter What are you going to do to make your company better in 2013? Shooting for financial targets is hardly enough. Chasing financial goals is futile if the company lacks the human talent necessary to achieve such goals. In brief, making any company better depends on how leaders retain [...]
The Case For Collaborative Consumption In her talk, Rachel Botsman says we’re “wired to share” — and shows how websites like Zipcar and Swaptree are changing the rules of human behavior.
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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced a new program with the Startup America Partnership, a national network of communities dedicated to advancing the success of American start-ups, for the 2013 International CES®. The partnership will bring specific programming for entrepreneurs and start-ups at the 2013 International CES, world’s largest innovation event. Owned and produced by [...]
Newly Launched HAND Stylus Features the World’s Smallest Tip Eco-Friendly Stylus Provides Superior Precision and Accuracy for Touchscreen Users With the popularity of tablets and smartphones growing exponentially with no sign of slowing down, the revolutionary, yet eco-friendly HAND Stylus (MSRP $29.95) is determined to replace user’s dirty, bulky fingers when it comes to using [...]
By Jerome Byers, head of Citibank Small Business Bustling holiday shoppers are a welcome sign to small business owners across the country and they’re also a signal to start thinking about resolutions for the New Year. To pick a resolution that will pack your shop or increase orders all year through, it’s most effective to [...]
Togo’s, a “West Coast Original” since 1971 serving up big, made-to-order sandwiches stuffed with the freshest ingredients, is aggressively targeting Oregon for expansion. The San Jose, Calif.-based sandwich chain has fueled its development plans based on recent success of its Oregon franchisees. Togo’s aims to open 25-30 restaurants throughout Oregon in cities such as Portland, Eugene, Hillsboro, [...]
Whether real-world or virtual, special events can do wonders to promote your company. Promotional events can encompass many kinds of happenings, from grand openings, open houses, seminars, product launches and tastings to webinars, Tweetups and online discussion groups. And that’s just a start. If well designed and implemented, all these events can generate buzz and [...]
Grant Lundberg is the grandson of one of the original co-founders of Lundberg Family Farms. Grant oversees more than 16,000 California acreas of organic rice fields that produce a wide variety of syrups, risottos and rice cakes. Eight of the nine company board members are in the Lundberg clan.
Almost 22% of adults own a tablet computer, double the 11% who had a tablet a year ago, and 64% of tablet owners say they use the device to access news at least weekly, according to a new study from Project for Excellence in Journalism and The Economist Group. Smartphone ownership was 44%, up from [...]