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How Sweetgreen Won the Hearts of Many Diners

While some people take months or even years to brainstorm and come up with viable business ideas, Nathaniel Ru and his friends Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet did not take that long. The idea of starting Sweetgreen came as a result of a gap that existed in the campus food industry.

The three could not find a place to buy health salads or food in general. This was the genesis of Sweetgreen, a chain of salad selling joints that is now operating in most cities throughout the USA. The company is known for its sweet, healthy, local and organic salads.

Besides the fact that the food is healthy, it is also very affordable. Nathaniel and his other friends, who are also co-founders of the restaurant, hail from families of business parents. The three were also studying business courses at Georgetown University when they set out to start their venture. The trio started the restaurant business when they were in their final semester.

Nathaniel and his colleagues are tech savvy entrepreneurs, who have embraced technology to help serve the customer more effectively. About 30% of their business transactions is made through a Sweetgreen application.

The three do not believe in a big corporate kind of business model. Instead, they focus on opening more joints to reach out to as many people as possible.

Sweetgreen’s success has attracted many restaurant owners, who with no doubt have a lot to learn from the chain. The restaurant has also been backed by big investors like Case Steve and Daniel Boulud. Sweetgreen now has branches in 40 locations, and all of them have people lining up every day. The restaurant opened the newest joint in Los Angeles this year. It is important also to note that, all the three co-founders are first-generation immigrants.

In an interview conducted by Fortune, Nathaniel Ru said that, had he known better, when he was still twenty, he could have read more books. He also said that entrepreneurs or CEOs should learn to delegate duties to their teams. You cannot manage a business and run it all on your own.

Nathaniel attended Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business where he graduated with a BS in Finance back in 2007. It is during the same year that the trio founded their now very successful salad chain. Nathaniel is a big fan and admirer of Kevin Plank of Under Armour. His favorite restaurant is Johnny Monis’ Little Serow, which serves delicious Northern Thai food in DC.

Bridget Scarr: Fine-tuning the Content Development Requirements of Various Industries

Bridget Scarr, the Executive Producer at Colibri Studios, is known for developing and managing high-quality contents for various digital platforms, advertising industries, and media outlets. She has more than a decade of experience in producing world-class contents for a number of media, advertising, animation, and digital firms by collaborating with them. She is known as a writer with generating compelling and appealing contents that can be broadcasted across the platforms. Scarr is known for producing contents for latest technology innovations such augmented reality and virtual reality. Interestingly, she led many teams that are working on various topics including entertainment, lifestyle, drama, factual entertainment programming, and animation for children.

 

Scarr started her career with Urban Brew Studios, a television content producing firm in South Africa, as its Production Manager. During the period, she took the responsibility of a number of shows, commercials, and conducted shoots in various African countries. Later, Scarr started working as the Line Producer and Production Manager to Ogilvy & Mather, an advertising firm based in New York. She took care of the management, production, and coordination of various campaigns, TV commercials, and more. Scarr also worked as a TV producer with the firm for a brief period and covered brand activation dealings for a number of brands, including Nestle, Motorola, Miller, and more.

 

Then, she collaborated with Primary Films as a TV producer and took part in every process of the TV programming production including content creation to the final delivery. Scarr also worked with Bite Animation and took the responsibility of high-end animated motion productions for various clients. In 2010, she co-founded Zero Point Studios, an animation company in South Africa, and started leading the firm as the Head of Production and Financial Producer. In the role, Scarr took the overall responsibility of contents including 2D and 3D animations.

 

Scarr also worked as the Managing Director and Partner of Pollen Creative Media, a firm working on digital, advertising, and broadcasting solutions. In March 2016, she founded Colibri Studios, a home of creative ideation, development, and execution. Using the Studios, Scarr combines all the major channels of content creation under one roof. As a content developer with tremendous experience, she thinks that the virtual reality is playing a bigger role in various sectors including education, healthcare, and more. Scarr is focused on keeping a creative mind that she thinks important for content development. She completed her graduation in Drama and English from Rhodes University.

 

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Funding Charitable Organizations in the Society

There are various funds for different activities in the community. The funds target women, children, disabled people, and other vulnerable parties. These funds enable the development of these communities.

The communities are considered underprivileged for various reasons. This is what creates the need to set funds aside. Various communities are exposed to the challenges. The refugees are victims of circumstances. The conditions in their countries force them to seek refuge in new nations in search of peace. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

The immigrants are treated differently from the citizens of the country. This is because the citizens are entitled to enjoy their countries freely than the immigrants. The funds are set aside to enable the development of better conditions for immigrants. Lacey and Larkin Fund is dedicated to the needs of these communities.

The Lacey and Larkin Fund enables the development of better condition for immigrants in Arizona. This is because the refugees are exposed to adverse conditions. The fund was founded as a result of the painful experience of the Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

It is important to note that the two witnessed the death of a journalist who exposed the conditions of the immigrants in Arizona. The rights of immigrants in Arizona are barely conducive. It leaves most of them dead. Some of them end up in prison. The information inspired Lacey and Larkin to begin a fund. The fund is set up to meet the various needs of the immigrants who live in Arizona.

There are various basic needs that the fund meets. The fund is set up to meet the needs of the women and children. The fund is given to the refugees directly and indirectly. The fund is given to the refugees directly to meet their personal needs. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/

This enables them to take care of their felt needs at an individual level. This makes it easy for them because they can purchase the goods and services that they need. The fund is also set aside for organizations that help the refugees to meet their needs in one way or another. The funds are given to different organizations that meet the various needs of the refugees. They give money to the organizations that meet the legal rights of the immigrants.

They enable these organizations to have money to purchase the legal documents of the immigrants. The fund is dedicated to organizations that meet the basic needs as well. These organizations are given money to purchase the necessities of the refugees. These organizations purchase and distribute the necessities at the refugee camps.

The organizations also help in the construction of better houses for the refugees. This enables them to live in a dignified manner and a way that promotes self-respect. Donors of funds that are set up in the society should consider creating solutions for the people who are extremely vulnerable. This will bridge the gap that is felt in the society. The vulnerable people will live without being exposed to human threating situations.

Groups and Organizations that Work to fight For Civil Rights, Migrant Rights and Human Rights at Large

Everything appears threatened at this point in time. From health and safety, to security and the rights of women and the LGBTQ community, it’s NO secret that certain groups of people are being denied freedom, equality and justice. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/

In point of fact, were it NOT for the impenetrable resistance deflecting some of these injustices, the human rights system as a whole could be in a far greater mess than it is now.

But as the ongoing threats to human, civil and migrant rights persist, so does the public resolve to have it squashed snowballs.

Here are some of the groups and organizations that are working together with the public to ensure that even the most vulnerable populations are equally protected and safeguarded against societal injustices.

The Coalition for Human Immigration Rights

This is the leading human rights protection group in California. Its primary focus is on ensuring there’s an all-inclusive society, immigrants included.

In order to achieve this, the group has been trying to alter public opinion and establish power while amending the policies for human, civil and immigrant rights.

Formed on the heels of the 1986 act—Immigrations Reform and Control Act, no group in the state of California has been more vocal against the exploitation and abuse of workers in the state.

ACLU Immigrant Rights

This project was started as a way to ensure both human and civil rights of immigrants stay protected. The organization has been able to achieve this through advocacy, outreach and taking legal actions where necessary. Read more: Phoenix New Time and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

The project has grown such that it now conducts one of the biggest litigation programs in the country, through district courts and the Supreme Court.

The project is also dedicated to educating immigrants about their rights. That’s together with implementing all the constitution guarantees that goes a long way to ensuring everyone is served justice regardless of their immigration status. The group has so many times challenged the legality of the law, which tends to deny immigrants their rights to judicial processes.

Amazon Watch

This organization is headquartered in San Francisco, even though they are only concerned about the Amazon basin. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

The group works with indigenous groups and other environmental organizations to advance the rights of indigenous people. All this started after some large scale development projects such as gas and oil pipeline started interfering with the way of life in the region.

The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

The fund program was started by two Phoenix New Time’s journalists, Jim Larking and Michael Lacey, after they were arrested from their homes at night and jailed for running a story about the local sheriff.

Larkin and Lacey were able to sue the county afterwards, motivated by the fact that they had earlier on fought towards getting the first amendment rights implemented. They did manage to win the case and were awarded $3.75 million.

It’s after the arrest that they decided to use the money, the whole of it, to fund organizations or groups that are at the front line fighting for migrants’ rights throughout Arizona.

Border Angels

Border Angels is a non-profit, all-volunteer program that was created to advocate for immigration reforms and social justices with regards to the US-Mexico border. The project focuses on creating both awareness and outreach programs to the immigrant population at San Diego.

The Brown Agency Can Take Your Career to the Next Level

The Brown Agency, formally known as Wilhelmina Austin is a talent and model agency established in 2015. They have a wonderful reputation due to being involved with the Wilhelmina Models network. The Brown Agency is an industry leader with high expectations and standards. There is no other agency that can compete with The Brown Agency in Central Texas. They have worked with the world’s biggest brands such as: Louis Vuitton, Toyota, L’Oreal, Dell and thousands of others. Their fashion models have been seen gracing the runways for New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, Austin Fashion Week and Dallas Fashion Week. The Brown Agency is focused on your success and takes their clientele to the next level. The President Just Brown has said “We are only as good as our talent.”

You don’t have to be tall and thin to work with Brown. If you are talented they will find a place for you that is the right fit. Runway and high fashion models are required to be at least 5’8 if you are a female and 5’11 if you are male. If you are looking to get into this role you should have at least some runway experience. The Brown Agency can also book you for commercial print. This can be anything from billboards to books to magazines. This is more of a general genre allowing anyone a chance with the right look depending on the advertiser. Practice different poses in front of the mirror or by taking selfie’s with your smartphone.

Currently there is a high demand for plus size models. This opens the door for many men and women do enter the modeling and acting industry without having to be stick thin. Plus size models interesting in runway fashion still need to meet height requirements. There will always be a need for real people to be in real commercials. Television is becoming more popular then the silver screen. Companies are looking to hire “regular” people more often over celebrities. If you are pretty good at acting, The Brown Agency can connect you with those looking for commercial actors and extras. If you are looking to book a model or actor/actress you should consider The Brown Agency first. They develop their clients on a larger market level and will provide you with only the most dependable and professional models. Follow the Brown Agency on Instagram.

Kim Dao Meets Gugadan and a Korean Masterchef

Kim Dao was sad during her last day in Korea because she had a lot of fun going on the career tours. Kim Dao and her team had a food tour at Lateliers Tous les Jours. Kim Dao and team ate lunch at Bibigo. They had pancakes and green beans with a cream tomato sauce, and some egg plant. After lunch, the group went for a  cooking class  demonstration to learn to make Korean food. The chef started with some red meat, and he soaked it in some soy sauce. The chef chopped up some garlic, green onions, and egg plant. They were heated in fish stock over a fire. The meat was shredded and also cooked, along with something that looked like sliced carrots. After the demonstration, it was the team’s turn to cook. At the end of the cooking class, the class tasted what each team member made. Kim Dao’s food was good but a little cold. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/kim-dao

 

The next event was in a hotel where the team met Gugaden. Gugaden was a male, black pop artist, who sang and played an instrument that looked a little like guitar but had a keyboard. Kim Dao and the girls sat a long table, made arm movements, and sang Gugaden’s songs.

 

After meeting Gugaden, the girls took turns playing charades. The charades looked like body dance movements. The girls even let Gugaden take part in the game. One person would do a body gesture, and another seemed to respond to that.

 

Leader and Entrepreneur- Mike Baur

Mike Baur is one of the prominent investors and entrepreneur and he is well described as a Swiss entrepreneur. Mr. Mike is the co-founder of and the Chairman of Swiss Factory Start-up Factory. From a young age; Baur knew what he wanted and after his graduation, he was lucky enough to serve in top banks where he gained financial experience. Some of the banks he worked for include; Clariden Deu as well as UBS. After working for more than 20 years in different financial institutions he wanted to establish his investment firm. However, before he began his start-up factory; Mike Baur was involved in participating in a Start-up summiteer as a jury member. The start summiteer was held in 2014.

Later after his participation he together with his co-partners established Swiss Start-up Factory. Before long the go getter; Mike Baur was appointed the Deputy Managing Director of CTI after Swiss Factory partnered with CTI. Mike Baur is determined and he has been working effortlessly to led his firm; Swiss Start-up Factory through their accelerator program. The group later partnered with Fintech Fusion in February 2016. When Mike and his partners establish Swiss Factory they had one mission and purpose to offer the young people who are talented and are aspiring entrepreneurs from Switzerland with a top expert implementation platforms.

The Firm has been in the forefront of assisting the young and talented individuals to achieve their goals by guiding them through a business dedicated process. Mike Baur is the leader of the group; he was born and raised in Fribourg, Switzerland which he has a strong connection. As a teenager, he had a passion in banking as well as finance. He is not only proud that he has made his love his career but through his passion, he has been able to assist others to accomplish their goals. Mike is a graduate of the University of Rochester, New York where he graduated with MBA as well as the University of Bern with Executive MBA. The 42 years old financier and banker spend most of his time at Swiss Start-up Factory which has been listed as the leading ICT Start-up accelerator in Switzerland. The firm works in accelerator program which offers start-ups with finance, office space, mentorship, training, as well as services. To be part of the Start-up; individuals are supposed to apply to be part of the Swiss Start-up factory team and meet with like-minded individuals.

 

UKV PLC: Sourcing The Finest Wines

Are you looking for fine wine? UKV PLC has a solution for you. United Kingdom Vintners (UKV) has dedicated and highly experienced team of fine wine consultants who will help you find the best wine for your consumption or business purposes. The consultants will guide you through the various wine options available for you until you find the one that befits your needs.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in London, UKV PLC Wines operates independently and hence it is not tied to any wine supply chain. Its purpose is to acquire and sell the best illustrious wines and champagne. The company works with a large network of wine brokers and merchants to source any unusually sought after wines.

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The beauty of wine is based on the fermentation process, that is why UKV PLC Wines has recognized this fact and they and place a lot of emphasis in finding well-fermented wines to give their clients the best wines in the market. Fermentation allows the fruits to turn into alcohol given proper conditions naturally. It is due to this fact that you need to invest in a company that understands what it takes to make and finds the best wine.

UKV PLC Wines offers a wide range of wines listed in an easy to search the catalog. It also offers lucrative wine deals to its clients whenever they buy wines that are on sale or when they buy in large quantities. The company can also do home deliveries depending on the customers’ requirements.

If you want to invest in the wine business, the expertise of UKV PLC wine consultants can help you gain a good competitive advantage in the wine business by sourcing the best wines you can ever find. Whether you are an experienced or new wine collector, UKV PLC will help you find the best collection of wines. The company also offers wine storage services. Your collection of wines will be held in your name under your personal bonded account, and they will be fully insured. So once you choose UKV PLC, there is no need to worry as your investment is in good hands.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund

For many here in the US, we’ve heard endless stories of the American Dream or getting the opportunity to get a “piece of the pie”. Ultimately, the story of America is the story of immigrants all coming together in a melting pot of diversity and making this country as great as it is today.

There are other stories as well though, American stories of our Great-grandparent’s parents who came from a country of tyranny and repression via state power, and made it to America for the chance of a better tomorrow.

The idea of moving to America for a better life and a future for our children, has really been at the core of America’s struggle for freedom and liberty for centuries. Many high profile Americans can also relate to these ideals for a better future. The story of rags to riches or coming from nothing seem to be a bit common place nowadays. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:  http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

Even Donald Trump’s family lineage came from humble beginnings. In 1885, His grandfather set sail to America from Germany to work hard for that better life we all dream about and strive for. Although knowing this, can somewhat make his ideas and stance on immigration very confusing to say the least, and his legislation on a travel ban.. unfathomable.

The need for groups and organizations that advocate for migrant human rights have become extremely important. Most of them, Migrant workers and their immediate families, are disproportionately discriminated against.

These individuals are coming from marginalized migrant communities that have little to no access to legal services. Fortunately, there are some really good organizations out there that are still in the fight. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

Justice For Immigrants And Their Families (a pilot project from Phoenix Legal Action Network) is a group of lawyers in the Phoenix area who represent immigrants and migrant workers along with other vulnerable and exploited immigrants being treated unfairly in the Justice system. They aim to expose these human rights violations by providing pro bono legal services to them so their voices can be heard.

Another one is, The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. A group that is dedicated to helping migrant workers and their families get through what is called “removal proceedings”.. much more widely known as deportation –compliments of the Department of Homeland Security.

The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project even provides mental health services to detainees who are in need of such care. But where do amazing organizations like these get their funding?

Both of these groups just so happen to be supported and funded by The Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund. These groups meet a certain criteria in that they advocate for Just and humane practices for hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are detained and/or deported in states like Arizona.

Journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larken are co-founders of the Phoenix New times and Village Voice Times.

The fund aims to support organizations like these that advocate and fight for migrant rights all over Arizona. Proving to be a much needed and invaluable resource to exploited and underrepresented peoples in the migrant community, Lacey and Larkin have gone above and beyond the call of duty needless to say.

Richard Mishaan Design’s Unique Take on Decorating

For years Richard Mishaan Design has been establishing themselves as something of a game changer within the interior design world of New York City. Richard Mishaan Design blends a unique take on high end interior design work with the simplicity of a minimalist and modern approach. Richard Mishaan is as candid as you could hope out of a busy professional and getting inside of his thoughts and concepts is a fun way to take a closer look at an industry notoriously closed off to the public.

 

Richard Mishaan Design approaches each client with the aspect of bringing them something unique and tasteful. Mishaan himself loves to work with high end clients but he doesn’t like to get caught up in high end prices. Mishaan says, “I don’t like it when someone walks away from something because it’s not expensive enough.” Mishaan goes on to point out that the most important aspect to success in terms of interior design work is about having an ‘eye’, so to speak. Mishaan points out that he’s been working with the same sofas in his own home for the past 20+ years. Mishaan points to quality more than anything when he works on a project. You can see some of the best Richard Mishaan Design work within his newest publication, “Artfully Modern”.

 

Richard Mishaan Design’s focus is on mixing minimalism and modernism. Mishaan loves to blend styles and fabrics in order to get a unique and fresh take. He loves, in particularly, to mix different eras. That is why you can walk into a Mishaan room and see pieces from 50 years ago combined with pieces that were made last week. Mishaan has long been revered as one of the most unique designers in the city and it is easy to see why he continues to have success.

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