Feeding more people better food is an admirable goal, and that is just what Sweetgreens is trying to do. The restaurant chain is putting a new twist on fast food. They focus on healthy, fresh, organic, and local ingredients to give their customers good food at reasonable prices.
Co-CEO, Nathaniel Ru says that he and partners, Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet, are “creating a brand that stands for something. And it appears that the market agrees with them.
The high-end salad chain had been backed by heavyweight investors like Steve Case, Daniel Boulud, and Danny Meyer. They are also supported by a loyal customer base who flock to Sweetgreens’ 40 locations around the country.
While at Georgetown, the trio realized that there was a lack of healthy food options near the university so they decided to take the matter into their own hands. They opened their first restaurant in 2007 shortly after graduation. They found an empty 560-square foot tavern and called up the landlord. It turned out that she was the same landlord of his apartment building. It took some convincing, but Ru and his partners finally closed the deal and their Sweetgreens was born.
In 2010, Ru and his partners started their own food and music festival, Sweetlife. The festival is attended by more than 20,000 attendees and attracts some of the top rated musical acts and chefs from around the world. Ru also makes sure that the festival has a carbon-neutral footprint. In every venture, Ru makes sure to think of sustainability first.
Jason Halpern is the passionate founder and managing partner of JMH Development. JMH is a luxury real estate development company that focuses on building in historic districts. Jason Halpern has a passion for the adaptive reuse of historical buildings; such as the Starwood Aloft Hotel in South Beach that opened in June 2015.The Hotel features an outdoor pool, roof deck, 24-hour fitness center, and 2,349 square foot meeting space, and it is located only one block from Miami Beach. Another example of Jason’s passion for historic buildings is 184 Kent Street.
The building was purchased as a turn of the century warehouse in Brooklyn and was then converted into 340 luxury rental apartments. The building was originally constructed in 1913 and was successfully renovated by JMH Development in 2011. For their efforts in building the Starwood Aloft Hotel and 184 Kent Street in Brooklyn, the company received the 2015 Americas Lodging Investment Summit Award and the 2011 Building Brooklyn Award respectively.
While Jason Halpern is known for the role that he plays at JMH Development, he is also an active philanthropist, and he has allotted a lot of his time and money to help the Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center at Westchester Medical. Jason’s passion for philanthropy has carried over to his work with JMH Development where he recently started a partnership with global water non-profit charity: water, providing water to over 650 Ethiopian and Nepalese people. This partnership allows for JMH to pay twenty thousand dollars to the charity for every contract signed at the Miami-based residential development. Jason continues to pursue philanthropy and to help those around him.
Brazil is home to an extraordinary number of practicing lawyers. In fact, only the United States has more lawyers per capita. This is due to the predominance of law schools in the region. In Brazil, if you have a legal problem with a business or a civil matter; this means that there are many established law firms willing to take on new cases. For each type of lawyer in the country, there is a focus area, which allows for a dedicated practice.
Unlike the legal education in the US, there’s a Minister of Education who oversees the progressive quality of study courses. Guidelines are in place to ensure that students receive the proper education needed to pass the bar examination. Aspiring Brazilian lawyers must have their education approved, prior to being allowed to sit for the bar. Since 2012, the newspaper, Folha de S.Paulo helps prospective students select the best law school by publishing a list of the Top Ten Universities. It’s also important that the schools offer courses needed for specialty areas of law.
Brazilian lawyer, Ricardo Tosto is one such individual who practices a specialized discipline. Ricardo Tosto decided that general practice wasn’t for him, instead he chose Administrative Law, Election Law, Commercial Law and Civil Law. He litigates cases regarding credit recovery, financial institution contract resolution, Acquisition and Bankruptcy Review and Commercial Restructuring and Reorganization. The legal skills of Ricardo Tosto have earned industry recognition, he was nominated as the best lawyer in Brazil. And his law firm, Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados, received commended acknowledgment by the Brazilian Editorial Publication, Análise 500. The publication compiles a survey, which names “the 500 most admired law firms.”Also, Ricardo Tosto was selected as one of 2017 best Latin lawyers. The annual list recognizes the top 250 lawyers of Hispanic origins. Although Brazilian lawyers are many in number, very few have reached the elite professional accreditation as Ricardo Tosto. His professional associations include: founding member of the Brazilian Institute for Political Party and Election Law Studies and he’s a member of the International Bar Association.
The popular, blonde American actress Kate Hudson, daughter of Goldie Hawn, was interviewed by Elle fashion magazine shortly after the launch of her new sportswear apparel business, Fabletics. She described that her recent exercise regime, which allowed her to shed 70 pounds after the birth of a baby, and create a sculpted body for herself, was enhanced by having comfortable and fashionable workout attire to wear while exercising. As an actress with great past success, she decided to focus her creative juices on a sportswear business and her fashion line was created, with sports attire for women heading to the gyms or yoga centers or anywhere to begin the change to create a new body. The price points for her sports product line are all priced below $100. for each item and each piece has her personal recommendation proven by actual experiences with specific requirements for function, comfort and style. It is easy to assume that Kate Hudson has thoroughly invested herself in the success of this business.
The Fabletics website begins with personal, cursive words written by the star and an enchanting picture of Kate Hudson during an exercise routine. The site, skillfully, extols the benefits of buying and using their brand of exercise sportswear. They list a comparison to other designer styles and the prices which prove that Fabletics offers true value for the dollar. All the models on the site are in perfect form and the presentation of styles and colors of the sportswear is tasteful, colorful and creative. Combine this with a first time offer special and you’ll want to buy on your first visit.
Fabletics is an online subscription retailer which sells sportswear and accessories to women. It is a division of JustFab, and was founded in 2113 By Kate Hudson allied with Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg.
This type of business formation with a heavyweight star in tow seems to be the vogue in American business. While endorsements by stars are important, when representing a newly formed and unproven businesses there may be problems for the business in the future. But if looks mean anything then Fabletics has nowhere to go but up!
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Fashion is just that industry that can never remain constant. It changes all too often whether it is based on the year, the season as well as a celebrity. There are factors to consider in this industry, and you can never take a break if you are considering it as a career. Every second, there is a new tip, a new color, a new style and even a new pattern or style that may have come up. In other words, fashion knows no slumber.
However, keeping up with the latest trends needs time that may not let you think and create something new. Well, then you need to strategies. Many celebrities look glam not only because of the new expensive outfit they may have acquired but also because of their unique sense of creativity. There are simply certain outfits that you could come up with in no time if you know the necessary.
So, for that stunning look without taking too much time, WhoWhatWear have a few rules that you must go by:
• Always put in a color or print in your outfit. Having an outfit with only neutral colors is boring and may carry the mood throughout the day.
• Keep an eye on the street style photographers to ensure you never run out of ideas.
• Ensure that every piece you own is clean and perfectly pressed. This will always give you a range of items to choose from.
• Be aware of your wardrobe keeping in mind the attire that makes you stand out and feel fabulous.
• Remove any item that may have been surpassed by the season and keep only the contemporary pieces in your wardrobe.
• Start stocking up your wardrobe from the shoes and the rest of the closet will follow suit.
• Have a few classic pieces to spice up an uninteresting outfit.
• Whenever you have a successful outfit, take a photo.
JustFab is a well-established online fashion retailer that offers a variety of shoes, handbags, jewelry and denim. It ensures that every shopper has access to an outfit that brings out their personality entirely. JustFab Inc is the parent company and has a selection of online services brands such as ShoeDazzle, Fabletics, and Fabkids.
In 2010, Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg founded JustFab Inc. whereby Kimora Lee Simmons was the president as well as the creative director. After receiving contributions of $33million and $76 million respectively in the years 2011 and 2012, the fashion line decided to expand its operations in Germany, Canada, and the UK. It has been a success ever since.
Retail sporting goods giant Sports Authority has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The chain announced that it will shutter their Chicago and Denver distribution centers and shutter 140 locations over the next 90 days. Sports Authority indicated it is attempting to restructure its debt.
Sports Authority stated that it has enough liquidity to remain operational. During the Chapter 11 process, the retailer will continue normal business operations, maintain its website and honor all product warranties. In a statement released by CEO Michael Foss, “We are taking this action so that we can continue to adapt our business to meet the changing dynamics in the retail industry.” To stay competitive, Sports Authority must reduce its brick and mortar presence, Foss said, as consumers are shopping more online.
The retail sector, plagued by the consumer migration to online shopping, is stymied in its attempt to attract consumers to their retail locations, in 41 states and Puerto Rico. Discount retailer TJ Maxx is facing competition from the introduction of Macy’s Backstage. JC Penny is going the private label route, with its “Get Your Penney’s Worth” campaign, to combat online discount retailers. Sports Authority competitor City Sports, impacted by a shift in consumer buying patterns, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protecting in October 2015.
In a letter appearing on the Sports Authority website, CEO Foss addressed Sports Authority’s vision for the future. The chain plans to upgrade its remaining brick and mortar locations and revamp its website. Foss commented there has been interest from outside investors to acquire the privately held firm. He stated Sports Authority will explore all options. Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Madison Street Capital, LLC is a global banking and financial services organization. It provides its clients with financial advisory and opinion with acquisitions, mergers, corporate funding and capitalization structure. With a staff of professionals, Madison Street Capital, LLC offers private equity and hedge fund consultations and financial asset administration services.
The Corporate World
The corporate world may be experiencing some needed changes. Helane Morrison is playing a vital role within the enforcement aspect. Compliance must be enforced within these crumbled institutions. Compliance is making a powerful comeback with the help of ethical compliance officers who are bringing high standards back into the corporate world.
Compliance and enforcement will rebuild the trust within many corporate institutions. The global economic crisis that had hit in August, 2007 had placed a dent in the overall trust levels for many. The needed bailouts left people wondering where they could place their full trust within a financial institution. There has been an overall loss of confidence. This financial crisis had sent the American economy into a circle of chaos. It has been believed by many, unethical conduct played a role in the crash of many institutions. This type of conduct is not accepted within the corporate world. The entire trust must be rebuilt and confidence will then be restored. Americans will need to be shown that they have good reason to trust again. This will be accomplished with the help of compliance officers like Helane Morrison who are ready and willing to enforce the high standards that are needed within every corporation.
Among the many financial institutions in Brazil, BMG is among the best. Since its establishment in 1930, the BMG bank has been in the Pentagna Guimaraes family. The bank since its debut has been involved in several financial businesses. Until the early 90s, the bank dealt mainly with funding retail and wholesale business while in the 80s it changed to heavy and light vehicles. The bank later in the late 90s started payment assignment and was the best at it. In the current day, the bank is under the management of Ricardo Guimaraes, who is the grandson of Antonio Guimaraes.
Ricardo in leadership has seen the bank through great success. The bank joined with Banco Itau to create a business called the Banco Itau BMG South America payroll. The venture was aimed at distributing payroll loans in Brazil. In this venture, the bank under the leadership of Ricardo Guimaraes has been able to get fair returns.
The Payroll outfit is meant to solve the need for credit in Brazil. The market has become depressed thanks to a recession fueled by reckless government spending. It has made it difficult for Brazilian banks to offer loans to local citizens since its too risky.
Ricardo Guimaraes is a person of vision and creativity. Qualities that have led him to get the bank to the top of the financial charts.
Other than investing in payroll loans, Ricardo has also invested in different sports such as football, tennis volleyball among many others. In football, one of his favorite club the Atletico Mineiro has received funding from BMG bank. The bank under Ricardo Guimaraes sponsors individual athletes as well. Among the athletes sponsored by BMG include Marcelo Melo, a tennis player. This kind of actions has earned the bank at the top position in the association of tennis professionals.
The content of their sponsorship includes the BMG logo in the sleeves of the player uniform and also providing playing materials.
Ricardo is an entrepreneur who has goals and aims at reaching them. In his many investments whether it’s sports or the payroll loans, Ricardo supported by his competent team can lay out strategies that lead to successful implementation.