• 24Jan

    In their final year at the Washington, D.C.-headquartered Georgetown University, Nathaniel Ru and his close friends realized that Georgetown was highly underserved when it came to healthy and sustainable dining options. Immediately after graduating, they renovated a 560 square-foot tavern located on M Street in the center of the downtown region and launched their seasonal kitchen. Six years after the launch, their restaurant had expanded into a 21-store eatery.


    The story behind launch of Sweetgreen


    On behalf of his partners, Ru called up the landlord of the M Street-located building and explained their intention of renting the space and opening a restaurant. Upon hearing that Ru and his friends were college seniors, she hung up her phone. However, Ru did not give up; he kept calling, until one day she agreed to meet them in person. Ru and his partners shared their plans with the landlord. She was moved by the courage of these college seniors and requested them to liaise with business backers and an architect to develop a real plan. Within three weeks, Ru and his associates came up with a comprehensive plan and implemented it.


    Currently, Sweetgreen boasts a strong national presence. It has stores in strategic cities of the United States and their suburbs. The restaurant has maintained the fresh and healthy nature of its food by obtaining ingredients from local purveyors and farmers.


    Facts about Nathaniel Ru


    Nathaniel Ru is an investor in the food service and retail sectors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the celebrated Georgetown University. In 2007, he joined hands with two other alumni of Georgetown University to unveil Sweet Green, a one of a kind casual seasonal restaurant that specializes in local sourcing and promoting sustainability. The first location of this seasonal kitchen was in the center of Georgetown itself.


    Since its inception, Sweetgreen has expanded its operations to 27 locations across six states. The firm started its expansion plans to the west coast at the beginning of 2015. The co-founders of this company were driven by their strong commitment to establishing a delicious, safe, and environmentally friendly dining option for the community. The co-founders believe in foods that address the clients’ value, tastes, imagination, and budget. Nathaniel and his business associates started Sweetlife, which has now become the biggest food and music festival in the region. The festival attracts more than 20,000 attendees and features both prominent musical artists and delicious foods from leading chefs, local purveyors, food trucks, and farmers.



  • 19Jan

    Evolution of Smooth, better known as EOS, is a leader in the lip balm industry. According to the evolutionofsmooth.ca website, every all-natural lip balm is full of antioxidant-rich vitamin E. Each one is free of any petrolatum or parabens. The easy to carry packaging also makes the balm easy to apply and carry.

    These organic lip balms are hypoallergenic, offer UV protection and come in an assortment of flavors. Enlighten the senses with the all-natural flavors that offer your lips protection and moisture in a flavor that works for you. There is a flavor to suit everyone’s taste.

    Try Pomegranate Raspberry flavored lip balm. The shea butter and jojoba oil work together to protect your lips and maintain a smooth and moist with its barrier of flavor. The flavor is light and offers just enough fruity flavor to make this lip balm fun and tasty. https://well.ca/brand/eos-evolution-of-smooth.html

    Blueberry Acai flavor is great for those who like a sweeter taste and smell. This balm still provides the protection and smoothness expected with EOS lip balms along with the sweetness of blueberry that appeals to the senses.

    Strawberry sorbet is another sweet and mild flavor. The scent is similar to strawberry ice cream. The mild flavor is long-lasting. This never waxy, always smooth flavor is a light and smooth lip balm choice. This variety is available on Amazon.

    EOS lip balm flavors never disappoint. Try a few different ones, and you are sure to find a favorite. View the complete lip balm flavors on the EOS Facebook page. For more info, visit evolutionofsmooth.ca.


  • 18Jan

    Equities First Holdings, for the last 14 years since its inception, has worked to serve the populace of high-net-worth individuals and companies seeking fast capital using stocks as collateral. For the company, engaging in the issuance of financial solutions to their clients is part of their long-term strategy to gain massive growth. The company has also noted, together with its founder, that the adoption of stock-based loans has risen on a massive scale over the past few years. For this reason, the company has seen a massive growth over the past few years to become the most innovative solutions to the harsh economic environment.

    We cannot deny one fact that the country is in an economic crisis. We can all see the rise in commodity prices that directly indicate that the word is in an economic crisis. For this reason, banks and other financial institutions have adopted a tightened lending criteria to make people scared away. Moreover, they have also increased their interest rates to amounts that scare away the borrowers. Therefore, we are here to denote the fact that credit-based loans are not a better option when it comes to the harsh economic environment. The British Exit from the European Union is only worsening matters for the world economy.

    Equities First Holdings is at the forefront to gain traction as one of the next best options to secure fast working capital for individual and companies seeking non-purpose capital. Numerous options are remaining for people seeking money. Equities First Company is one of the best options to secure the capital with the best interest rates in the world. The stock-based loans have gained popularity to due to the banks cut. For borrowers seeking fast working capital characterized by a non-recourse feature, then the next best option is Equities First Holdings. Banks and their financial institutions, during this era, have cut down their lending capabilities. For this reason, they have also increased their interest rates to amounts that to scare away individuals. The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Equities First Holdings, Al Christy, has seen the adoption of the stock-based loans is an innovative way to secure capital during this harsh economic environment.

    There is always inevitable market fluctuation during a typical three-year loan term. While your stock can fluctuate due to the harsh economic environment, your loan provides a hedge against your problems and solutions. Therefore, these loans are featured with a non-recourse capability to allow the lender disorient himself from paying the loan.

  • 18Jan

    There are some amazing British wineries in London and nearby. One that is located right in London is called London Cru. They get their grapes from best European vineyards. These quality grapes are made into their delicious wines. Their wines have received awards and acclaim for their quality.

    London Cru supplies many restaurants in London with quality products. Most wine is made in small batches and aged in wooden oak barrels. They make red and white wines using grapes from different regions of Europe. They have Syrah, a spicy red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cru Genache, Cru Barbera, and Rose.

    Their wines are available on their website and in many fine restaurants in London. The winery of UK Vintners has tours and tasting regularly for customers.

    The Ridgeview Estate near South Downs has been producing quality wines since 1994. They have tastings and are open to the public Monday thru Saturday. UK Vintners produce quality sparking wines that have won trophies. It has an underground cellar where the wine can be stored and fermented.

    The UK Vintners makes a number of award winning sparkling wines. Some of the sparkling wines are Ridgeview Cadvendish. It is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It goes well with fish and poultry. Fitzrovia Rose is a blend of chardonnay and pinot grapes. It goes well with appetizers, fruit, and cheese. They offers tours and tastings Monday thru Sunday.

    Connect with UK Vintners PLC on LinkedIn.

    The Wiston Estate in West Sussex does not use any herbicides in their vineyard. They use a Conquard press which is one of the few in existence. The large surface of the press and gentle pressing extracts the best quality juice from the grape. The vineyard was planted in 2006.

    The winery makes red, white, and sparking wines from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meniur grapes. Some of the varieties of wines they sell are Wiston Cuvee, Wiston Rose, Blanc De Blancs, and Winston Brut NV. They ferment their wine in barrels.

    The Decanteur panel choose some of their sparkling wines and champagnes as the best for 2016. The picked Wiston Blanc de Blanc as one of the best sparkling wines of 2016. The winery staff attends many special events during the year to promote their products.

    Read UK Vintner’s Blog for more information on the UK wine industry.

  • 02Jan

    The former ownership of NBA franchise Atlanta Hawks LLC, Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment (AHBE) LLC, is suing New Hampshire Insurance Company for breaching a contract involving Danny Ferry’s settlement. Ferry was the former general manager of the Atlanta Hawks. The lawsuit includes Bruce Levenson, a controlling partner at AHBE. However, the suit does not involve Tony Ressler and the present ownership of the NBA team. See, http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2015/04/23/bankers-for-levenson-oversold-atlanta-hawks-by-27/.

    Levenson and AHBE have sued AIG in a civil action suit for insurance bad faith and breach of contract. Under its insurance policy, AHBE has claimed that it was fully covered against losses arising from employment practices including workplace torts and wrongful termination. AHBE and Ferry agreed on a buyout agreement in June 2015 consequently ending a six-year contract worth $18 million signed in 2012. Two days later, Atlanta Hawks LLC changed ownership.

    However, AIG refused to honor the claim and admit that the policy was triggered. Despite the insurance company’s obligation to pay, it declined to honor the policy in bad faith. The suit seeks a 50 percent penalty on top of any attorney’s costs and unpaid losses.

    Bruce Levenson

    American businessman, Bruce Levenson, is a founding partner at United Communications Group (UCG), and the former co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks LLC. Levenson co-founded UCG in 1977 with his long-term business partner Ed Peskowitz. Before UCG, Levenson wrote for the Observer Publishing and Washington Star. He is also a director at TechTarget, Inc.

    According to Time Magazine, Bruce Levenson was born in Washington, D.C. to Jewish parents and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Levenson attended Washington University for his undergraduate studies before attending law school at the American University. While in law school, Levenson worked as a journalist for the Washington Star. He is an active philanthropic who supports causes like the SEED Foundation, Jewish Federation, and Birthright Israel.

    Source:  brucelevenson.com



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