New Year’s Resolutions: 4 Tips To Help You Hit The “Reset Button” For 2016


  by Neale Godfrey   It’s December 31st and you are popping the bubbly while reflecting on 2015. This past year was a rewarding one; however, you’re left with a nagging feeling that you could have done better. You’re determined to … Continue reading

Celebrities Join Over 900 Insurance Professionals to Raise $1.26 Million at 9th Annual IICF Northeast Charitable Gala


  Notable speakers grace the stage at Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s night of celebration and philanthropy   On December 9, more than 900 insurance professionals packed the Grand Ballroom of New York City’s famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel for a night … Continue reading

#Givember Offers Fun, Meaningful Ways to Celebrate the Season of Giving


  It’s not November or December at Save the Children, but #Givember a time to spread holiday cheer and give back to kids in need in the United States and around the globe.  #Givember extends the spirit of #GivingTuesday (Dec. … Continue reading

Looking for the perfect tongs?


  The kitchen tong. Quite possibly the most under-rated cooking utensil in your top drawer. Not any longer…   Culinary Rule #1: The utensils you are cooking with are just as important as the food you are preparing. That’s why Ergo Chef … Continue reading

Helix Headphones


  Meet HELIX, the fashionable headphones, new to market in December, 2015. From the lead designer of the Nest, and an innovative Silicon Valley brand, comes a fashionable set of wireless headphones that function as a sleek bracelet when not … Continue reading

Managing and Reporting Servers’ Tips

The Sea Salt Restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida, uses an automated tip-out system from gratuity solutions to simplify the process. SEA SALT

  By Keith Loria Aleks Stepanovich had worked in the restaurant industry for years—from server to manager to an operator—and saw firsthand the hassles that came from distributing tips fairly and reporting them accurately. So last year, Stepanovich, who also … Continue reading

Coffee Pioneer Farmer Brothers Breaks Ground on New State-of-the-Art World Headquarters in Texas


  The Longtime Coffee Producer’s Move From California Will Bring 300+ Jobs to Dallas-Ft. Worth Area Farmer Bros. Co. (“Farmer Brothers”, or the “company”), a coffee roaster and distributor with a history of more than 100 years, today officially broke … Continue reading

Herbal Remedies for Poison Oak, Poison Ivy and Bug Bites


  By Maria Noël Mandile Don’t let itching from poison oak, ivy or bug bites spoil your summertime fun. Natural remedies are as close as your backyard. Welcome to summer and all that it means: barbecues, hiking, evening walks, lush … Continue reading

Make it a Perfect Learning Summer

Summer Learning

  Finding the perfect camp when your child has LD by: Valle Dwight   No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ …. (well, you know how the song goes.) But for a lot of kids, summer is a great … Continue reading

The Man with the Plan

Tim McEnery, who began sketching out the plan for his winery and restaurant concept at the age of 24, always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur—though he acknowledges that could’ve been anything from a foodservice brand to “a cool car wash.” Photo: Karl Brewick

  By Sonya Chudgar, FSR   The founder and CEO of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Tim McEnery the nation’s fifth-largest winery outside California, has 19 units approaching $10 million in sales volume apiece, and projects $150 million in revenues … Continue reading