Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Tom Brooks to Sr. Vice President of Operations

Western Specialty Contractors, formerly named Western Waterproofing Company, is proud to announce the promotion of Tom Brooks, Vice President - Operations and Business Development, to the position of Sr. Vice President of Operations, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Brooks has been with Western since 2012.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Two American Mining Projects Honored for Environmental Excellence

The American Exploration & Mining Association’s (AEMA) honored two American mining projects with Environmental Excellence awards at the 121st Annual Meeting last week in Spokane, WA.  Rio Tinto’s Legacy Management Group was recognized for their outstanding work in reclaiming the historic Holden Mine Site in Holden Village, WA, and Midas Gold Corp. was recognized for voluntarily reclaiming pre-existing disturbance, improving water quality and restoring fish habitat at its Stibnite Gold Project in Valley County, Idaho.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Nicky USA Introduces Nicky Farms Wild Hawaiian Venison

his month Nicky USA, the butcher and specialty meat purveyor, becomes the exclusive distributor of this newly available sustainable wild protein in the Continental U.S.

In a partnership with Hawaii’s Maui Nui Venison, Nicky USA has become the exclusive distributor of Nicky Farms Wild Hawaiian Venison to chefs on the West Coast. Maui Nui Venison, a sustainable operation based in Hawaii, harvests wild Axis Deer on the islands of Maui and Moloka’i to keep the invasive species populations under control, and through partners like Nicky USA, provides this truly wild protein to consumers. The overpopulation of the Axis Deer are a threat to both the the environment and agriculture in the islands, as the deer spread invasive plants, cause erosion, and damage ecosystems. Opening the market for Wild Hawaiian Venison will help to maintain the ecological balance of those islands, and offers an incredibly sustainable meat to consumers and chefs.

Aviary in Portland Introduces Vegetarian Tasting Menu

IMG_4803 (1).JPGOn the heels of a successful first year of their quarterly Vegetarian Dinner Series, Aviary is introducing a daily vegetarian tasting menu, starting tonight. Every night, the restaurant will offer a four-course menu of chef-selected vegetarian dishes for $40 per person. Each item will also be available on the regular dinner menu á la carte. 
Aviary’s dinner menu has always featured numerous creatively composed vegetarian options, something personally important to Chef/Owner Sarah Pliner. Pliner, who was once herself vegetarian, recalls the incredibly limited options in many restaurants and has intentionally dedicated a substantial amount of Aviary’s dinner menu to vegetable-focused dishes. 

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Kohl’s Gives Nearly Six Million Dollars to Kids in Need this Holiday Season

Customers join #GivingTuesday; Kohl’s will donate $1 for every Kohl’s Cares purchase made on Dec. 1 to Toys for Tots

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., December 1, 2015  Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) today announced they are helping make spirits bright for children in need this holiday with nearly six million dollars in donations to celebrate the season of giving.

On November 23, Kohl’s announced a donation of nearly $5.9 million worth of plush toys and children’s books to the Today Show’s 22nd annual Holiday Toy Drive. 

Small Business Optimization Tips for 2016

by John Oechsle, CEO of Swiftpage

The year is coming to a close, which means it’s time to start looking at the exciting opportunities 2016 will have to offer your small business. You’re probably thinking, “If only I had more time today!” but what you should really be doing is focusing on areas you can improve your business every day for the remainder of 2015. Your growth in the coming year will depend on the strategic decisions you make now, so make sure the choices you make give your business’ bottom line the best chance for growth. Here are a few areas to look at in order to optimize your small business’ potential for growth in 2016.