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Don’t throw away your holiday cards…Donate them to St. Jude’s Ranch

Wishing to show donors appreciation for making St. Jude’s Ranch for Children possible, the idea was conceived for turning the previous year’s Christmas cards into “new” cards for the coming season. The recipients were so delighted with their unique “thank you,” they requested the children sell them the special cards. And so, the St. Jude’s… Continue Reading

Retirement, what it means for your business and the U.S. Economy

Is your company prepared for retirement?  No, I don’t mean that your business is retiring, but many of your key employees just might be ready to take that step. For decades, economists have foreseen the retirement of the baby boom generation as a looming economic threat. Now it’s here, and every month more than a… Continue Reading

True Tale from a Green Business

When Elysa Hammond joined the staff of Clif Bar in the summer of 2000, she assumed the title of “corporate ecologist” and took on the task of improving the energy bar company’s environmental impacts. She started by helping Clif Bar become the first certified organic energy bar, and then went on to redesign to the… Continue Reading

One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done

From our farms to grocery stores to dinner tables, 30 percent of the food we grow is never eaten. Picture this; it’s lettuce season in Salinas Valley, in the central California region that produces about 70 percent of the leafy greens sold in U.S. retail markets. On a typically foggy morning, tractor trailers stuffed with… Continue Reading

Obligations

Obligations, yes we all have them.  Some are more pleasant than others that in turn make them easier to do. However, with the advent of computer technology, and services such as on-line banking, one of the most tedious obligations has become a little more tolerable.  Yes, I am talking about paying your monthly bills.  But… Continue Reading