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Social Entrepreneurship and Socially Conscious Businesses Take Center Stage

coin-up-app-logoCoin Up, a mobile donation app that allows people to easily donate their virtual spare change from every purchase, embraces the socially conscious business model

Consumers today are increasingly caring about the social consciousness of the companies that they do business with. In fact, according to Nielsen, a company that provides consumer insight, 55 percent of consumers globally report that they are even willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to being socially and environmentally responsible. This is good news for those wanting to turn a profit, but yet not compromise on helping society to become a better place at the same time.

“At a sports philanthropy conference I attended last year, one of the speakers said  “the intersection of your passion and competence is your significance,” explains Leena Patidar, chief executive officer of Coin Up. “This is the foundation of why I chose social entrepreneurship. I can apply my expertise in building innovative companies, while making a world of difference.” Continue Reading

WEEGO QUICKLY EMERGING AS THE #1 QUALITY PORTABLE POWER BRAND ACROSS MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES: AUTOMOTIVE, POWERSPORTS, MOTORCYCLE, OUTDOOR & MARINE

 Weego, innovator of portable jump starters and rechargeable battery packs, is quickly emerging as the premier portable power brand across specialty retailers throughout the U.S. The Weego Jump Starter Battery+ line, including accessories, are powering the automotive, powersports, motorcycle, outdoor and marine industries. Weego is the ideal tool for all drivers, bikers, off-road trailblazers, and boaters… Continue Reading

43,000 Pounds of Unified Grocers Food and Household Items Donated to Emergency Food Network

Unified Grocers hosted their annual Unified Sell-abration Pacific Northwest – a private selling show showcasing quality food and products available to their customers, suppliers, and brokers. The event was held on February 17 and 18 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. This year, vendors were given the opportunity to donate products left over… Continue Reading

Finnish S-Bank takes fueling mobile

S-Bank is set on making everyday life easier by bringing a new mobile fueling feature to its award-winning S-Mobile iPhone app. The unique service now combines mobile fueling with mobile banking, a retail customer loyalty program, and targeted customer coupons. Mobile fueling features easy gas pump activation, invisible mobile payments, and navigation to the nearest… Continue Reading

WINE AND GRAPE INDUSTRY ANNOUNCES HONORS

The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers recognized achievements of industry leaders at an Honor Reception held during their annual Convention held in Kennewick last week. The annual awards were for Grower of the Year, Industry Service, Lifetime Achievement, and Restaurant Appreciation. About 2,000 state, national, and international participants from the grape and wine industry… Continue Reading

Prestigious Wineries, Guest Speakers and Chefs to headline Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Cabernet Sauvignon

More than 60 Walla Walla Valley winemakers, three internationally known guest winemakers, two Master Sommeliers and four award-winning chefs will come together this June for Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Cabernet Sauvignon. The fourth annual event will held June 16-18, 2016 in Walla Walla, Washington. “Celebrate continues to grow into one of the country’s top… Continue Reading

VIP CINEMA SEATING EXPANDS MANUFACTURING FACILITIES TO 600,000 SQ FT

The world’s largest manufacturer of premium cinema seating, VIP Cinema Seating, has announced yet another major production expansion, the second within a year, which will vastly expand manufacturing capacity while maintaining VIP’s commitment to American-made quality. Since VIP’s introduction of luxury reclining seating to the theatre industry in 2008, they have completed over 200 projects, amid… Continue Reading

After taking pills every day for decades, HIVers can possibly take a break

Vancouver WASHINGTON – January 6, 2016 — “Essentially, if PRO 140 is FDA approved, the infected person could finally take a break and go on a vacation without having to remember their pills, and the exact times to take them each day. All they need is a reminder to inject a weekly dose of PRO 140 every… Continue Reading

10 Super Successful Business Partnerships That Really Work

Entrepreneurship is the new black! It seems that there has never been a better time to start a business. Since 2011 annual start-up rates have increased from 440,600 in 2011 to a record-breaking 581,173 last year, according to the think tank Centre for Entrepreneurs. Next year it is anticipated this number will exceed 600,000! However, when… Continue Reading

AT&T 4G LTE TO POWER FORD SYNC CONNECT IN MORE THAN 10 MILLION VEHICLES IN NORTH AMERICA BY 2020

Ford and AT&T are bringing high-speed connectivity and an even better owner experience to customers this year – with plans to connect more than 10 million customers to Ford SYNC® Connect within the next five years. SYNC Connect, Ford’s new high-speed connectivity technology, adds levels of convenience to SYNC, the industry-leading in-car entertainment and communications system.… Continue Reading