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Addison Hospitality Group Announces Opening Of Magnolia Restaurant And Lovage Rooftop & Indoor Lounge Click Here For More Info
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Unveils Revamped Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Following Multi-Million Pound Renovation
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today announced the official unveil of the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane after a multi-million pound transformation of its 303 guest rooms and public spaces, including the famed Palm Court Lounge and Grade II listed Art Deco Ballroom and Silver Gallery. Led by interior designers MKV Design, in partnership with the Sheraton brand's global design team, the renovation project draws on the property's heritage and enviable location directly opposite Green Park, while adding modern and stylish design touches throughout. Following the robust renovation, the hotel has been designated as a Sheraton Grand, the brand's premier tier of hotels recognised for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs and excellence in service and guest experiences. The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is the first property in London to join this select portfolio of 35 Sheraton hotels worldwide. Click Here For More Info
Serena & Lily Announces Its Next Location to Open in Newport Beach on October 22nd Lido Marina Village, the Seaside Shopping Destination, Is Chosen for Fifth Design Shop
CROSSMARK's Beth Faught, Katherine Fuller, Sheila Gamble, Natalie Runyan and Kari Sims have been named to Progressive Grocer's 2016 "Top Women in Grocery" listing for their outstanding efforts as retail leaders, their community involvement, and their success in the supermarket industry. Progressive Grocer is a leading grocery industry trade magazine. Click Here For More Information
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Staples Offers Lowest Prices on Technology with Top Brand Laptops as low as $249.99 and Free Tech Support with Purchase. Receive Free 30 Days of Tech Support with any Laptop, Desktop or All-in-One PC Purchase Click Here For More Information
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Jansport Digital Student Backpack (Photo: Business Wire) Click Here For More Information
Sobeys Inc. appoints Lyne Castonguay as Chief Merchandising Officer (CNW Group/Sobeys Inc.)
Ms. Castonguay will oversee all aspects of Sobeys go-to-market strategy, with responsibility for category management, marketing, data insights, research, procurement, private label and merchandising as well as the company's digital strategy.
Anna Arnett of Chandler, Ariz., is Wilkes University's oldest graduate. At age 91, she's earned a degree in creative writing with a memoir about her Mormon family. Arnett, mother of 7, grandmother to 28 and great-grandmother to 49 More Info
Julie Arce and Nick Pace in the ring at the Fight For Education 2016 gala (PRNews Foto/Happy Hearts Fund)
Happy Hearts Fund held their annual Fight for Education gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday June 16, 2016. The evening began with several fights between amateurs from finance representing BlackRock, Deutsche Bank and Oppenheimer among others Oliver Dachsel, fighter from Deutsche Bank impressed everyone with his fighting commented, "Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be part of this meaningful event." For more information Click Here
Yext, the global location data management leader, has been recognized as #18 on the list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Fortune and Great Places to Work®.
President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
2016 has been the year of surprises. It has also been revealed to us the importance of life. So this year for our editorial we will leave you with a story that's trending about our 11-year old Santa - Jamie Ashbourne
Our Warm wishes for a great holiday season and more surprises in 2017
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If you've ever wondered where your toy and holiday donations go, you're not alone. Every year at this time, cardboard boxes pop up at retailers asking you toss an unwrapped toy inside with no further requirements or information as to where it will end up. At the age of six, Jamie Ashbournewas horrified to learn that there was no way to make sure his donation got to the right person. Dropping unwrapped toys in a cardboard box for children in need seemed like a horror scene out of a Toy Story movie to him. "I was horrified by the idea of random toys being tossed in a box -- how could they ever grant a child's wish?" He wanted to give he just felt that there could be a more personal way to do so. He wanted to wrap his donations and see the child's face when they got the gift. So he set out to start his own toy drive.
It was five years ago, the Stuart Middle School 6th grader took it upon himself to wrap his donations only to find no established charity would accept them. Even at that age, he remained undeterred and continued wrapping until he had a sack of toys that would rival Santa's. Christmas was coming and all other toy drives were closed and already handing out their goods. With nowhere willing to accept his wrapped treasures, it was looking like it was all for nothing. When suddenly the elements aligned like something out of a movie to send Jamie to the Gertrude Walden Daycare center in Stuart, Florida.
Celebrating its fifth year of collecting lists and personally fulfilling, wrapping and delivering each item, The Elf Factory is committed to granting personal wishes for children and families far and wide, and this year he has partnered with schools affected by the floods in Baton Rouge.
If a young boy making out his own list to Santa realizes that the spirit of the season is meant to touch people in a personal way, shouldn't everyone?
Children's wish lists are coming in and Jamie is focused on fulfilling them by December 19th and Jamie is hoping that the rise in popularity of events like #GivingTuesday will inspire other aspiring Santas to join the cause.
Jamie's Elf Factory is set up to take donations and requests online,Click Here to Learn More or you can just visit and read about one little guy on a mission.
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HPMKT - Furniture Market opens October 22-26, 2016 Click Here For Information
Leading hospitality impresario Ric Addison has announced the opening of two new Midtown venues that will join the Addison Hospitality Group (AHG) portfolio. Located on the ground floor and spanning over 6,000 square feet of interior and exterior space, Magnolia Restaurant is an American bistro complete with an expansive bar, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Designed by Natalia Todorova of Gene Kaufman Architects, Magnolia Restaurant boasts white brick, natural textiles, rich wood, and polished brass amid sleek camel brown leather, plum and soft cream linens, and basket weave fabrics. The dining area is elongated with an additional seasonal outdoor garden space. Elegant but comfortable, Magnolia
With an enclosed interior for New York's colder months, Lovage Rooftop & Indoor Lounge is poised to become a nightlife destination for locals and visitors alike. A sight to behold at 4,000 square feet with 17-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, a glass roof, and fireplace, the lounge is located on the 36th floor where patrons can enjoy specialty cocktails and light fare. A custom laser-cut mercury mirror brick wall and chainmail columns complement the floors of walnut herringbone and polished cement. Chairs in stroke-painted velvet upholstery and Christian Lacroix fabrics adorn the interiors, while the sights outside feature 360-degree views, which display a vast array of iconic New York City landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Hudson River, and more. It is one of very few places in New York City to view all of these famous sites simultaneously.
Addison Hospitality Group welcomes Executive Chef Brian Pancir, who will curate the menu for both venues and oversee dining operations. Click Here for More Information
Angie Mar, Chopped "Grill Masters" Champion, NFL Homegating "Burger Maestro," and Chef and Owner of New York's celebrated Beatrice Inn, has created 32 diverse and delicious burger recipes, inspired by each NFL market, for fans ..Click Here to Learn More
Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer, BET Networks has been named honorary co-chair for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference. Held as part of the cable industry's Diversity Week, the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference is scheduled for September 20-21, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City. Presented by the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), the theme for this year's conference is Diversity 3.0—Innovation through Inclusion.
"Ms. Lee is one of our industry's true visionaries and we are thrilled to have her provide honorary leadership for this year's conference," said Eglon E. Simons, president and CEO, NAMIC. "BET Networks and Ms. Lee have established a legacy of advocating for diversity and inclusion. NAMIC is honored to have their continued support." Click Here For More Information
Awareness in the U.S. of UK's Vote to Leave European Union Extremely High, According to Decision Analyst's Nationwide Survey Click Here For the Full Report
13 Savor California companies showcased their products in the Savor California at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York. 10th Avenue Tea, Toluca Lake.Arawak Farm, Oakland, Endorfin Foods, Oakland, Hey Boo Coconut Caramels, San Francisco,Holly Baking, Rohnert Park,Just Jan’s,Calabasas,Laiki Rice Crackers, San Francisco,Little Red Dot Kitchen, San Jose, Marlo’s Bakeshop, Nona Lim, Emeryville, Pacific Pickle Works, Santa Barbara,San Francisco Cheesecake San Francisco and Sonoma Brinery, Healdsburg.
David Jobe, chief customer officer of Winsight Events (left), and Jeff Sinelli, founder, CEO and chief vibe officer of Which Wich, react to the Guinness monitor (center) announcing that the crowd had smashed the record.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches aren't just for kids. During a special Which Wich Spreading Party at Winsight's FARE Conference—held at the Gaylord Texan Resort, near Dallas—more than 750 attendees broke the record of most sandwiches made in one hour. The official count—verified by Guinness World Records—of 39,303 PB&J sandwiches bested the previous record of 37,558 achieved by King David Schools (South Africa) on May 12, 2016.
The Spreading Party event supported Project PB&J, an initiative of the Which Wich Cares Foundation, launched in 2014. Every sandwich was immediately wrapped, packaged and donated to 14 Dallas-area food banks, veterans organizations and schools with the help of the Folds of Honor Foundation.
"We believe that the simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich can make the world a better place," said Jeff Sinelli, founder, CEO and chief vibe officer of Which Wich, who was one of the sandwich makers in attendance. "Peanut butter, jelly and bread come together to mean so much more. For the organizations we give to, and the people they help, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches can be a reminder of home during a hard time and a meal for an empty belly." Click Here For Info
Summer is peak season for dog bites – especially among children, who spend more time outdoors during July and August, increasing the potential for problem encounters.
An estimated 4.5 million people suffer dog bites each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control; more than half of the bites resulting in serious injury happen to children under age 14. Dog bite prevention requires action by both human and pet parents.
"Whether a family has a dog in the household or not, parents must teach children how to behave safely around dogs," says Traci Simo, head of Manners dog obedience training for Canine Company. She says every child should know these four basic rules:
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WomenHeart CEO Mary McGowan, Black Girls RUN! Co-Founder Ashley Hicks, WomenHeart Chair Kathy Webster, Dr. Nanette Wenger
Devinci is proud to welcome Kirsten Sweetland to our team of athletes. The 27-year-old triathlete, from Nanaimo BC, has had a track record of success. As a high-performance athlete and a patriotic Canadian, establishing a partnership with a Canadian cycling company was a priority for her. FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE
The Specialty Food Association (SFA) has been actively engaging with U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the import community by participating on stakeholder panels at public meetings on implementation of import safety programs.
The meetings have been held this month in Costa Mesa, Calif., Rutherford, N.J. and Detroit under the title “Focus on Strategic Implementation of Prevention-Oriented Import Safety Programs.”
SFA has been addressing the complexity of the regulations and their effect on small importers and their foreign suppliers. As Shawn McBride, chair of SFA and vice president of Foah International, stated, “The uncertainty in these regulations and their implementation put small food companies at a disadvantage and—even more importantly—at risk.”
Speaking in Costa Mesa on June 7, McBride spoke about the difficulty for small businesses to understand the regulations. “We need simple, plain English instructions and practical guidance about foreign supplier verification. We want operational instructions, using diagrams, flow charts, graphics and easy-to-understand information that is not a summary of the regulations but a how-to primer,” she said.
At the New Jersey meeting on June 15, Arnim von Friedeburg, SFA board member and owner of CMA Global Partners/German Foods North America, addressed systems recognition and the voluntary qualified importer program (VQIP). He urged FDA to pursue systems recognition with the European Union but expressed doubt that would be accomplished in a timely manner. “It took seven years for us to recognize New Zealand. Will the European Union take 100 years?” he remarked.
Von Friedeburg also pointed out that VQIP, which provides expedited entry for approved importers at a proposed annual fee of $16,400, would favor large companies and discriminate against small businesses.
The third public meeting is scheduled for today, June 21, in Detroit. Trish Pohanka, SFA board member and director of merchandising and marketing for European Imports Ltd., will be speaking about how third party certification can assist with the foreign supplier verification process.
At its Summer Fancy Food Show, the Specialty Food Association is hosted a seminar to teach specialty food industry stakeholders about the implications of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act. Entitled “Getting Ready for the Food Safety Modernization Act: What Specialty Food Companies Need to Know” held during the Summer 2016 Fancy Food Show.
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