Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen’s co-founders know a thing or two about creating healthy food and ultimately attracting a large demographic. The gourmet salad chain has expanded to 40 locations, with each location outsourcing ingredients locally. How did an original salad restaurant start up grow to such a caliber? Sweetgreen founders Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet took an entrepreneurship class together at Georgetown University.

After discovering a lack of healthy dining options on campus, the trio decided to take action. The co-founders opened their first Sweetgreen location upon graduation in August of 2007. Since then, Sweetgreen has transformed into a high-end salad chain with ordering available through its website or its very own mobile application.

Nathaniel Ru reported at least 30% of Sweetgreen orders are placed online rather than in person. With an eye for combining healthy ingredients and integrating local communities together, its no wonder Sweetgreen has been so successful.

The management style employed by Sweetgreen proves traditional management wrong as Sweetgreen shuts down corporate offices at least 5 times a year in order to work at physical locations. Customer-CEO interaction isn’t usually heard of, however this is what makes Sweetgreen different.

Nathaniel Ru graduated from Georgetown University with a Finance degree from the McDonough School of Business in 2007. After graduation Ru started Sweetgreen with fellow classmates. However, the journey has not always been easy for the co-founder. Ru stated being authentic is what has allowed his brand and company to take off.

What exactly does Ru mean by this? Starting from the source of ingredients all the way to the employee-customer interaction at restaurants, authenticity is maintained. Ru believes that authenticity isn’t the only thing responsible for Sweetgreen’s success.

Nathaniel Ru also attributes the success of his salad startup to teamwork as Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman make up the other part of Sweetgreen’s co-founder team.

After coming up with the idea to produce healthier food together, the trio raised $35,000 from friends and family to open their first Sweetgreen Restaurant.

Through the savvy salad chain restaurant’s journey, Ru believes passion and the ability to execute is how he captured the company’s early and original investors. Since 2007, the restaurant chain continues to expand and explore opportunities for growth.

Read more: Sweetgreen Entreprenuers | Fortune

The Career Background of Mike Baur

Mike was fascinated by Finance since he was a young boy. Since his teenage hood he wanted to get involved in finance, and as a result, he started his journey of entrepreneurship in the year 2014. At this point, he was 39 years of age, and after a while, he stated Swiss Startup Factory together with Max Mister and Oliver Walzer. The started a company which proved to be successful because currently, it is leading as the independent ICT start-up and in the privately financed institutions in the nation. This fact shows that as the CEO he has done his best to ensure his company shins in the country even after being established after many more financial institutions.

Baur spends most of his time concentrating on entrepreneurship programs among the youth where he acts as a mentor and provides support to a number of Startups in Switzerland. Mike also serves as the co-founder as well as the director of Swiss Startup Factory, a company which is well known for its performance. Through the success of the company, many entrepreneurs would like to be like him and achieve their goals in the finance field. He acts as a role model for many young people who intend to concentrate on finance and build their best out of it. They also benefit from lessons that help them in marketing their products across the globe. Mike was once a member of the jury in START Summiteer a pitching contest for start-ups held by Gallen University.

 

It is in the year 2016 when Mike earned the Deputy Manager Director title of Swiss Startup Factory when the company partnered with CTI Invest. Mike graduated from Berne University and Rochester University with MBA and Executive MBA respectively. Mike was also lucky because his profile was done by The Wall Street Journal, a journal that is known across the globe for covering respectable and successful individuals. This fact gives a clear impression that Mike Baur is successful and after his profile was done he was even motivated more to continue working hard. Baur is responsible for the fundraising events as well as financing rounds in Swiss Startup Factory.

 

The Spark Tank Grant Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Timber Creek Capital, LP, a private equity firm located in Dallas, Texas solely owned and founded by Marc Sparks operates as a business incubator. Entrepreneurial startups of all types receive an array of services, training and/or funding critical for development, marketing, scaling up, etc. to achieve the ultimate goal of sustainable growth and success. Mr. Sparks is known as a serial entrepreneur, which means if the idea proposed is viable and promising, even if challenging he is likely to invest. He relishes challenging circumstances. His faith in God encourages him to take them on fearlessly as teachable opportunities. He believes such circumstances in life drives home the lesson that “with success comes responsibility and to always be humble.”

 

Marc Sparks strongly believes in giving back to the community. His social entrepreneurship group Spark Tank that makes financial grants for that very purpose. A quote from the Bible appears on his website homepage that speaks to the essence of his life and business practices, “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.” (Luke 12:48) The idea of Spark Tank arose from a successful philanthropic endeavor for the homeless that he and Lynne Sipiora took on over fifteen years ago. The success of which laid the groundwork for Spark Tank.

 

Spark Tank offers financial grants in the amount of $5,000 (five thousand dollars) to a variety of 501c3 organizations that have been operating for at least two years. Eligibility rules restrict granting funds to national charities, political action committees, or those promoting faith-based initiatives (unless for non-religious purposes). All applications must be submitted online. Finalists are then chosen to present their proposal and answer questions from the selection committee. A careful evaluation of each organization’s background, resultant impact of their individual proposals, and meaningful measures of accountability determines the grant recipient.

 

The most recent Spark Tank grant recipient is Mommies in Need. Natalie Boyle, Founder and President of Mommies in Need created this service to provide nanny services at no cost to families needing help caring for their children due to a health crisis but cannot afford it. The Spark Tank grant will help to expand available services in addition to including nannies that are bilingual and those trained in special needs childcare.

Introducing Roberto Santiago, the Entrepreneur Behind Manaira Shopping Mall

There’s a lot to see and do in the bustling city of Joao Pessoa. As the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraiba, it is home to many enticing attractions. Chief among them has to be the Manaira Shopping Mall, which offers a robust array of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Many locals don’t realize it, but the mall that they love so much was developed by a fellow resident of Paraiba: Roberto Santiago.

Since Manaira Mall doesn’t boast Roberto Santiago’s name, many folks are completely unaware that the businessman was the driving force behind its develop in the late 1980s. At the time, Santiago was only in his late 20s. After earning degrees from Pio X Marist College and UNIPE, University Center of Joao Pessoa, he’d entered the business world with a position at Cafe Santa Rosa. Before too long, he started investing his earnings to set the stage for a future career.

Roberto Santiago made the wise decision to invest in a cardboard box manufacturing outfit. This kicked his career into overdrive, allowing him to purchase a prime piece of real estate smack-dab in the heart of downtown Joao Pessoa. He did this in 1987, when he was only 28 years old. Development of Manaira Shopping Mall began that same year, and it officially opened in 1989. Read more articles on Jornal Da Paraiba.

The motocross and bowling enthusiast wanted his mall to be different. He wanted it to appeal to as many different types of people as possible, so he set about adding all kinds of exciting attractions. Today, it houses an 11-screen movie theater; a massive video game arcade that sprawls over 8,000 square meters and offers more than 200 machines; a bowling alley; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and Domus Hall, which sits atop the mall and is the site of many exhibitions, concerts, festivals and other events.

In addition to owning and operating Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall, Roberto Santiago owns Mangabeira Shopping Mall and has interests in many other businesses in the region. Because he was educated right here in Paraiba and found success here, he loves giving back whenever he can. Through the years, he has earned a reputation for being a generous philanthropist.

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All these years later, Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall continues to be one of the most popular attractions in Joao Pessoa. Without Roberto Santiago, it wouldn’t exist, and people would be left without an important source of entertainment, dining and shopping. Visit Mundo Do Marketing to read more.

Norman Pattiz Announces Launch of “Beyond the Darkness” Podcast

The new podcast, “Beyond the Darkness”, explores the paranormal, Norman Pattiz, the founder and executive chairman of PodcastOne announced recently. PodcastOne is a leading advertiser-supported podcast network in the United States. This new podcast is unique and will feature educative and entertaining conversations with many celebrated researchers and experiencers, challenging all ideas that you have heard or currently hold about angels, demons, ghouls, miracles, ghosts, aliens, mysteries, and monster encounters. Tim Dennis, a radio producer and host, and Dave Schrader, a renowned author, will host the podcast and ensure new episodes are released every Monday.

 

Chris has stood out as one of the jewels of the PodcastOne network, according to Norman Pattiz.

 

Chris Jericho also said that he was pleased to announce the addition of this new podcast to the Jericho Network. Another thing that stoked him is the amazing ability of both Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis to bring their massive fanbases that fully believe in them and their subject matter alike. Because of this, he is optimistic that “Beyond the Darkness” will evolve their already mass of followers on The Jericho Network and scare the crap out of them in the process.

 

About Norman Pattiz

 

Norman Pattiz, also popularly known as Norm, served as the chief executive officer of PodcastOne until June 23, 2016, and he has been an executive chairman at this organization from June 23, 2016. Since August 2010, he served as a consultant for Westwood One Inc. Also, Norman Pattiz founded WestwoodOne in 1974 and served as their chief executive officer from then until February 3, 1994.  Norman further founded Courtside Entertainment Group in 2010 and most recently introduced PodcastOne.

 

Norman was appointed by President Clinton in 2000 and again by President Bush in 2002 to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors. This board manages ll US nonmilitary broadcasting services including Radio Liberty, Middle East Broadcasting, Radio Free Europe, and The Voice of America. Other than his amazing background in broadcasting, Normal Pattiz serves the University of California as a regent and also the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Security Laboratories as the chairman. Moreover, he also serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations as well as the Pacific Council on International Relations.

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Nationwide Title Clearing Eases The Process Of Ordering Property Reports

Wrongful foreclosures and stagnation of asset transition, which result from title defects, has been a major problem in the real estate industry. Nationwide Title Clearing (NTC), Inc. has responded to a call for action regarding the issue by launching a unique service of online ordering of property reports. NTC is a leading company that undertakes comprehensive research and processes documents for the mortgage and financial industry. NTC’s executives asserted that for one to have a clear title conveyance and reduce the risk of buyback or failure to foreclose, property records are significant. NTC has launched an updated website to ensure that the process of securing property reports is simple by making them available online.

They include basic problems with wording in the document, especially those that do not comply with the required standards. The others are when a significant signature is missing in a document, documents with previous liens and other encumbrances, and wrong procedure of filling. The CEO of NTC, John Hillman said that before transferring property, it is crucial to ensure that the documents have complied with the real estate standards and requirements. The property reports available via online ordering are Tax Status Reports and Tax Status (plus) reports, Assignment verification report services, and Current Owner Reports. This information was originally mentioned on National Mortgage New’s website as explained in the following link http://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/press_releases/nationwide-title-clearing-revamps-website-online-ordering-available-1041942-1.html

About Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc

NTC was established in 1991. It is based in Palm Harbor in Florida. The company serves mortgage lenders, investors, and servicers, including the country’s top ten residential mortgage servicers. NTC aims to assist the mortgage banking industry, protect homeowners and conserve the land records of the nation. They have earned respect and reputation for delivering the most accurate research and top quality documentation, which is unmatched in the industry. They attribute their success to their deep understanding of their clients’ needs and commitment to offer customized property reports that leave clients happy.

NTC obtains its data from multiple sources, especially the counties. Their operations comply with the county requirements of documentation in all 3,600 jurisdictions. Due to their successful expansion program and contribution to the community, NTC was ranked position 26 in 2013’s list of Fast 50 Awards of the fastest growing firms in Tampa Bay. They emerged position 2,730 and 1,900 consecutively on the 2012 and 2013 Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in America. NTC is also a two-time recipient of the Inc. Hire Power award.

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Manse on Marsh Receives Consumer Award

Manse on Marsh, an independent and assisted living facility, was named a recipient of the “Caring Star” award. Manse on Marsh was recognized for their independent facilities, which allows the clients to still live on their own with a few amenities, like cleaning or social activities. They were also recognized for their assisted living facilities to help clients with a wide range of needs, from physical illness to memory issues.

This award was given based on ratings from Caring.com‘s consumer ratings and reviews in the Senior Care directory. 2016 was the second consecutive year that Arroyo Grande’s assisted facility received an award. The criteria for the award is based on the ratings and average of the ratings.From December to September, the facility needed to receive one five star rating. For the same time period, the overall ratings need to be four star and all negative reviews need to have some resolution. Manse on Marsh exceeded those expectations, maintaining a five star average.

This award is based on the consumers feelings about their service from the company, which means more to the Manse on Marsh. Real people took the time to go online and rate their experience and thoughts on the features and amenities. The Manse on Marsh is proud of what they have been able to accomplish, and their Facebook followers are also proud, and this award shows the quality of their hard work and dedication.