Nathaniel Ru’s Sweetgreens To Success

Sweetgreen was started when three college friends noticed that there were not enough healthy places to eat near their campus dorms.

Mr. Ru and his two friends came up with a three page business plan and the tenacity to make daily calls to the landlord of the property they wanted to occupy. The landlord admired their passion and told them to come back with investors, and the rest is sweet history.

Fast forward six years and the Sweetgreens eateries now number 21, but have not lost their fun, easy, and healthy standards.

Mr. Ru stated that in every Sweetgreens restaurant kitchen there are 5 standards that founders and employees alike try to emulate everyday such as giving 110% to customers, only using the freshest ingredients, keeping Sweetgreens approach to food and customers real, having an all win approach, and most of all approaching each decision with sustainability in mind.

Even though Sweetgreens is growing, Mr. Ru assures customers that Sweetgreens would keep their individual spirit, using local architects to add personalized focal points to each building. Sweetgreens also works with the local farmers in every city they are situated, to assure a true “farm to table” vibe. Another idea that Sweetgreens handles differently is to focus on the “why” in business instead of the “what”.

For example, one Sweetgreens location was not getting any new opening business, because they moved buildings. So Nathaniel and his business partners focused on the “why” and decided to broadcast music on the weekends, now that location is busier than ever. Read more: Sweetgreen Entreprenuers | Fortune

Sweetgreens is turning into a lifestyle choice instead of a brand. Customers can order by the phone app or customize their order in store. Sweetgreens has become synonymous with healthy taste and surprisingly, music.

People make an emotional connection between food and music. Sweetgreens now hosts the “Sweet Life” music and food festival. Sweet Life is in its fourth year and is the regions biggest food and music festival.

Not bad for three kids who had a wholesome food idea one month before graduating from college. Mr. Ru graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2007 with a Bachelor’s in Science. Nathaniel now functions as the CEO of Sweetgreens and also works with investments.

The U.S. Money Reserve Partners with ADRN to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The U.S. Reserve is heartbroken about the recent events surrounding Hurricane Harvey. We empathize because we’re an Austin, TX company, and Houston has welcomed us warmly since the beginning. Our customers and employees told us about their struggles, and we had to do something.

To express our sympathy for those affected, we collaborated with the Austin Disaster Relief Network to provide emergency housing, transportation, financial assistance, and emotional support. We will also match donations given to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund associated with the Disaster Relief Network.

In detail, the Austin Disaster Relief Network provides crisis relief to Hurricane Harvey survivors so they can recover from this horrific event. Nicknamed ADRN, our partnership with the non-profit organization was to encourage people to give YouCaring donations during the month of September. In turn, we will match YouCaring donations up to $100,000 to ADRN’s Hurricane Harvey Relief fund.

As a reminder to the readers who cannot fathom Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, let us paint a picture for you. During Harvey’s four days, the hurricane caused major damage. Destroyed homes, businesses, roads, and power lines were catastrophic. Read more: US Money Reserve | Twitter and US Money Reserve | Facebook

It circled landfall three times, and each time it got worse. Many people lost their lives in the storm, and more lost belongings. Heirlooms, photographs, and financial documents are irreplaceable while everyday essentials like oral care products, medicine, hygiene products, clothing, and food are scarce. Consequently, the hurricane left behind toxic water, sewage, trash, and debris. It’s chaotic, stressful, and overwhelming.

Greg Abbott, Texas Governor, mentions Harvey’s damages are a history-making $180 billion. He expects the recovery from Houston, Corpus Christi, and surrounding areas to use plenty of resources and funding to bring those cities back to prominence. Federal aid will cover the majority but can’t cover all expenses.

Various charities, organizations, and donations from U.S. and Canadian citizens will pitch in to help cover the rest. Each donation (whether money or essential products) and goodwill (i.e., free meals, offering shelter) will springboard toward recovery. Our partnership with ADRN is a fulfilling opportunity to give back to the community while helping those who desperately need resources to start a new life.

For those unfamiliar with the U.S. Money Reserve, we are the primary destination for American and foreign coins and metals. Founded by Phillip N. Diehl, the reserve offers authentic gold, silver, and platinum products since 2001.

As customers browse our products, experts in numismatics, coin research, shipping, inventory, sales verification, and compliance answer questions and concerns promptly. The exemplary satisfaction from 400,000 customers speaks volumes.

Troy McQuagge of USHEALTH Group is Honored with Award

Troy McQuagge is the current CEO of USHEALTH Group. The company is doing very well at the moment. They are out of Texas, and they provide health insurance services to small business owners and entrepreneurs. They have a talented staff and they enjoy a high amount of profitability. However, things were not always this way.

Before Troy McQuagge came on board, the company was struggling across the board. This is due to the competitive nature of the health insurance industry in the United States. One division especially, USHEALTH Advisors, was losing its grip.

But that all changed in 2010 when McQuagge came onboard. He led the division to much success thanks to his experience. Read more; Troy McQuagge Honored as Most Innovative CEO of the Year: Insurance in the Annual 2016 CEO World Awards

In 2014, thanks to his contributions and leadership, Troy has named the CEO and President of USHEALTH Group. Since then, record profits and growth and customer service satisfaction have been achieved in the organization. This has led to One Planet Awards (a prestigious global awards company focusing on business performance in all industries) naming him the gold winner for CEO of the year.

But Troy McQuagge did not always have this much experience. He built it up with 30 years in sales positions in the insurance industry. In 1983, after college, he worked for Allstate. After a long stint there we worked for UICI for 15 years and finally joined USHEALTH Group in 2010 when he led the turnaround.

Before McQuagge entered insurance, he was raised in Panama City, Florida. He was always an entrepreneur though. He attended the University of Central Florida for his education.

A Glance at the Human Rights Advocacy Groups and Their Accomplishments

In the modern world, human rights are treated as the hearts and soul of every society. As sociologists would say, the human rights play a significant role in determining how a society co-exists. In other words, human rights have the power to prevent conflicts within a community. Recently, the number of immigrants in any country has risen, and this calls for specific rights implemented to protect both the visiting and the host parties.

As per the Constitution, human rights ensure that the underprivileged enjoy their stay without the worry of being mistreated by those in higher powers.

From an expert’s point of view, human rights are derived from the basic human behavior and entail the do’s and don’ts of the people in the society who define how easily they can co-exist.

Human rights are regarded as necessary provisions that can never be denied to any individual in the category bracket. As long as one is alive, he or she is entitled to various rights meant to protect his or her existence.

With all said and done, there has always been a sad side in any story, and the human rights history holds one to left to tell. In the recent past, the world has been receiving news on reports of mistreated or abused people making life difficult for those affected. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Thanks to modernity, today, every democratic government has implemented few guidelines and laws meant to protect the rights of their citizens.

Also, over the past few decades, many non-profit organizations have been launched with the intention of ensuring that every citizen gets to enjoy his or her rights fully.

Amnesty International is one of the few, but respected organization across that is known for its outward goal of advocating for the human rights. Over and over again, the group has conducted various researches and design actions meant to prevent and put a stop to the abuse of human rights. Also, there is Global Rights, a renowned human rights advocacy group.

This organization works through capacity building to promote and protect the rights of marginalized communities. Last but not least is the Lacey & Larkin Fund, prominent for its outward support towards groups that fight for human rights.

About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was established by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Since establishment, the organization has remained truthful to its primary goal which is to promote and support migrant rights organizations in Arizona. Lacey and Larkin were both journalists and co-founders of Phoenix New Times.

The Lacey & Larkin Fund uses the money that the duo founders had received as a settlement for their arrest. The pair had been detained and jailed for covering a story about the county sheriff.

After a hearing, the two journalists won the case, and the country had to part with $37.5 million as compensation and the duo dedicated the money to support organizations that fight for human, civil, and migrant rights.

Today, the Lacey & Larkin Fund has championed for the rights of many underprivileged individuals across the globe, its primary key.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

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Cotemar Mexico: The Ultimate Leader in the Oil & Energy Sector

Established in 1979, Cotemar, www.cotemar.com.mx, is a Mexican organization specializing in the oil and energy industry. Their headquarters is located in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, and their company size is 5,001 to 10,000 employees, according to Crunchbase.com. Their main services include construction, modernization, and maintenance; maritime operations support; and accommodation and food for the development of offshore oilfields. Cotemar’s mission is to contribute to the production of the gas and oil industry that is based on their efficient processes, and with the implementation of success driven people and industry leading technology. Also, Cotemar’s vision is to be a sustainable organization utilizing more participation in new business areas in the global oil market, and increasing their involvement in production procedures that are supported by the newest generation vessels and innovative and new techniques.

 

Their History & Timeline

 

When Cotemar began in 1979, they started as a service organization for the energy industry. For almost 40 years now, they have expanded and evolved to better meet the industry’s needs. The following is their timeline:

 

Cotemar’s Values

  • 1981- acquired more specialized vessels for personnel and material transporting.
  • 1985- acquired their first rig that provides accommodation and catering services that function as a flotel providing top notch services.
  • 1988- increased their specialized transportation vessels’ fleet for personnel.
  • 1996- their catering and accommodation and personnel transportation services are strengthened. Also, its operations expanded to include the maintenance and construction of three specialized vessels and five rigs.
  • 2002- the arrival of Hibernia
  • 2012- COSCO began the construction of two semi-submersible rigs. Specialized maintenance and crane vessels, that are for solid and liquid material transporting, joined the fleet.
  • 2013- Atlantis construction began
  • 2015- the arrival of COSCO’s two-submersible rigs
  • 2016- the Cuichapa Poniente area contract was awarded to Servicios de Extracción Petrolera Lifting de México S.A. de C.V, the Moloacan municipality in state of Veracruz, Mexico. This occurred due to the company participating in the third stage of Round 1 tender ran by the Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos

 

 

One reason for this company’s success is due to their strong values. Their values are integrity, reliability, innovation, and collaboration. This company is consistently ethical, honest, and transparent. They always stay within the legal regulations and framework that govern them. They also strive for excellence of service, operations’ modes, and processes. And they adopt new ideas, created better alternatives, use synergy, create companionship, and so forth to abide by their core values.

 

Hippeas Chickpeas: Health Food Start-up Geared Towards Millennial in Providing a Chance to Peas

Hippeas Gluten Free SnacksWhen it comes to gazing habits, am sure you look out for the most flavored and healthy food. For your information, Hippeas Chickpeas are the best new brand in the organic chickpea line of puffs that can have you jump on the train. Moreover, their marketing strategy is so colorful. It is coupled up with the gourmet puffs which are delicious. They offer a fast-forward flavor.

After attaining an Arts degree from the University of London, Livio Bisterzo has founded numerous businesses ranging from consumer goods to hospitality. The 35-year-olf Livio Bisterzo was born and raised in Italy. In 2005, Livio Bisterzo combined his many years of substantial experience in the hospitality industry with his passion for living a creative and healthy lifestyle with the primary goal of manufacturing products. His passion is to create a positive social impact in the world for producing healthy food. In 2016, Green Park Brands showcased its premier game-altering brand. Hippeas Chickpeas are thrusting into the light as one of the best snack brands in the United States.

The current trend towards organic-based food products is the main reason why he chose chickpeas for Hippeas. He preferred the plant-based products to the lentils. According to Livio, chickpeas are the state-of-the-art ingredient. They are among the hottest trends in this industry. While they countered numerous development rounds to go to the crunch, they wanted to develop a trend in texture and bite.

For this reason, he chose chickpeas because they release nitrogen gas back to the soil. Therefore, farmers will make profit because legumes are given back to the soil. Livio says that he wanted to venture into something that could create a challenge in the dynamic world. The brand that would give back to society is what he wanted to build. He recognized his skills to set-up a working name. For the product to be affordable to launch globally at the trendy environment, he needed the product that would deliver premium. Hippeas Chickpeas (http://hippeas.com/) is the family of prosperity.

Hippeas come in six finger-licking flavors. For every palate, they have something to offer. Their products include Pepper Power, Maple Haze, White Cheddar, Vegan, and Sriricha. When the time came to develop a ground-breaking flavor for the United States market, he went through a great deal of evaluation and testing.