Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec Celebrates a Small Business Revolution

By: Finance Foodie

The other day, I had the honor of attending a special press screening of the new 8 part mini-series Small Business Revolution, which showcases the transformation of Wabash, Indiana through its small businesses.  The online series, available to view now at smallbusinessrevolution.org and set to stream on Hulu beginning October 21, is hosted by the esteemed Shark Tank investor and son of immigrant factory worker Robert Herjavec and the affable Amanda Brinkman of Deluxe Corporation. As the Mister and I are big Shark Tank fans (we DVR every episode!), I obviously had to attend and check it out.
Robert Herjavec and Amanda Brinkman
During the screening, members of the press got a sneak peak of Episode 2, which focuses on revitalizing Harry's Old Kettle Pub and Grill, a long standing pub in Wabash that is struggling to convert into a full-service restaurant. I won't give away too much (you guys will have to watch yourselves), but based on the initial episode, I think this series got some serious legs. The episode felt truly authentic and just made you want to root for the success of Wabash!
Episode Sneak Peak
After the episode, Robert and Amanda took the stage to answer questions from the audience. Robert talked about his own journey as a business owner, as well as the role technology plays in transforming small businesses. Amanda talked about the Deluxe Corporation's role in this small town transformation as well as insights from the inner workings of small businesses.

The 2017 nominations for the next small town to be Main Street Revitalized by Deluxe is now open until October 21. So go to smallbusinessrevolution.org and your favorite small town could be the next Wabash and get $500K for an spruce up!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Midsummer’s Weigh-In with Beets BLU Scale

By: Finance Foodie

As The Mister and I enjoy our summer cuisine largely consisting of juicy burgers, hearty BBQ and fruity frozen cocktails, I am constantly reminding myself about maintaining an active, balanced and healthy lifestyle.

And despite the humid weather, I am still determined to get my 10,000 steps in as part of my daily routine. While I can easily track my daily steps on my phone, I have no idea if I am actually maintaining weight or not. As such, I decided to try the Beets BLU Bluetooth Scale that can not only monitor our daily weight progression but the scale can also upload our data via Bluetooth to our phones for easy access and tracking!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sweet and Succulent at Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

By Finance Foodie

The Specialty Food Association's Annual Fancy Food Show in New York City is probably one of my favorite things to attend - I mean, where else can you indulge yourself with over 150,000 types of food related items over the span of three days?
Welcome Indeed!
Think high end Costco on autopilot and you will get the picture. Like every year prior, I try to take as much in as possible, but alas I probably only hit less than 25% of the items. So until science can build me an extra stomach, you will just have to settle for some of the highlights I perused this year.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2016 New Taste of the Upper West Side - Fun Foodie Fun!

By: Finance Foodie

The 2016 New Taste of the Upper West Side returns this June with an impressive lineup of new and returning restaurants, notable chefs, and celebrity hosts for a delectable two-night celebration. The annual event, which was created by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (“BID”), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, donates all net proceeds to the local community for neighborhood improvement and beautification projects such as the Columbus Avenue BID’s Sustainable Streetscape project, Theodore Roosevelt Park, Wellness in the Schools nutritional program, Greenhouse Classroom, Citymeals-on-Wheels and other beneficiaries.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit (www.newtasteuws.com)



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