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Five Reasons Every CEO Should Give Back on Giving Tuesday and Beyond

Five Reasons Every CEO Should Give Back on Giving Tuesday and Beyond

There is a spending frenzy that takes place every November, with people shopping for deals and collectively spending billions. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there is Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2017, a day to help make up for all the consumerism that we take part in and to think about others who may be less fortunate. Many business leaders are actively getting involved in the event as a way to help others, and in return good things come to their own businesses, too.

“It’s important to give back to help others, and Giving Tuesday is a great day to get started doing it,” explains Alex Dastmalchi, chief executive officer of the Dastmalchi company. “It serves as a reminder to look beyond or ourselves and invest in the interest of those in our community. Every CEO should lead the way in participating in Giving Tuesday and in giving back all year long.”

How One Man’s Vision is Revolutionizing the Architecture Industry

How One Man’s Vision is Revolutionizing the Architecture Industry

Albert Einstein once said “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” While architecture has seen many changes over time, through various periods in history, it takes a visionary to lead the industry to the next level. Matthew Rosenberg is a designer and entrepreneur who set out to revolutionize the industry of architecture and change history. By studying industry inefficiencies and identifying potential solutions, he has developed a new business model for architects and designers around the world. This unique perspective will create a strong platform for architects while ensuring cities of the future are resilient and adaptable to evolving cultures and technologies.

How One Vineyard is Helping Warriors All Year Long, Especially During the Holidays

How One Vineyard is Helping Warriors All Year Long, Especially During the Holidays

This holiday season there will be millions of bottles of wine sold. According to the Wine Institute, there are 11,496 wineries in the country, and each year there are around 949 million gallons of wine consumed. Many people like to give wine as holiday gifts, take a bottle to holiday dinner parties, or keep some on hand for when company stops by to celebrate the season. Of those wineries, there is one, Tackitt Family Vineyards, that has made the commitment to help warriors with every bottle sold.

Every Successful Brand Calls for an Eclectic Team that Rocks

Every Successful Brand Calls for an Eclectic Team that Rocks

ToyMakerz, a hit television show and successful company, shares what makes their brand stand out

Michael Jordan once said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Behind every successful brand in the world there is team that works together to make things happen. At ToyMakerz, it’s no different. The brand has had tremendous success in the marketplace, making high-end custom racing machines for adults, including motorcycles, cars, and trucks, and in sharing what they do in front of an audience on their hit television show. While the brand stands out, it’s those behind the scenes who work together to make it happen.

Carmello’s/Monza Collects Cans for SERVE in Nov.; in Exchange for 10 Percent Off Next Meal

Carmello’s/Monza Collects Cans for SERVE in Nov.; in Exchange for 10 Percent Off Next Meal

Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Manassas, Va. are asking the public to drop off non-perishable foods at their restaurants to support SERVE of Manassas, Va., a local homeless shelter, now through Nov. 30. Each person that brings in at least five cans, will get one voucher for 10 percent off their next individual meal at Carmello’s or Monza, good through Dec. 31, 2018. Voucher is only valid for food, beverages excluded. For information, go to www.carmellos.com or www.eatmonza.com.

“Thanksgiving for us, is a time to give back,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Manassas, Va. “We appreciate the public helping us make Thanksgiving that much more abundant for those in need,” said Pires.  

How Much Do We Know About What a Veteran Is?

How Much Do We Know About What a Veteran Is?

EOD Warrior Foundation reminds us that veterans are an eclectic group

With Veteran’s Day around the corner, it’s a great time to consider those who have fought for our continued freedom. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are roughly 18.5 million veterans in the country. Do you really know what a veteran is? The more we learn about this unique group, the more we become aware of the diversity that our nation’s veterans represent.

“Veterans have served our country proudly, and have ensured our freedom endures,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “Veterans are made up of a diverse group of servicemen and women, representing every aspect of this country.”

Indi Revolutionizes Online Shopping Experience, Slated to Help Holiday Sales Soar

Indi Revolutionizes Online Shopping Experience,  Slated to Help Holiday Sales Soar

We live in a day and age when people love to purchase things right from their phone, tablet or computer. In fact, according to Adobe, there were nearly $2 billion of online sales on Thanksgiving Day alone in 2016, which was part of the $5.27 billion Black Friday weekend. For millions of people, simply reading the online write-up or reviews about a product is not enough to entice them to make the purchase. That’s where Indi has taken it up a notch, allowing people to use personalized videos to sell products, opening the door to more organic buzz about the product and results in increased sales.

Videos have become an important tool in helping to promote products and increase sales. In fact, research shows that 73% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase after watching a video that explains the product or service. What’s more, 96% of people say that videos are helpful when making a decision about whether or not to make a purchase.