Monthly Archives: December 2016

Squaw Valley Winning The Battle To Restore Water Supplies

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The Upper Mountain region of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort has recently been affected by a water supply issue resulting from a major rainfall event that struck this region of Lake Tahoe in October 2016. Problems with the water supply were quickly identified by officials at Squaw Valley as contaminated groundwater made its way into the water supply, but was identified before any made its way to guests in a successful show of the testing procedures implemented over the Summer of 2016.

Squaw Valley has shut down the water supply to the Upper Mountain region, including Gold Coast and High Camp until the four affected wells are declared safe by a team of experts on sierrasun.com from Placer County Environmental Health Department and independent companies employed on a regular basis by Squaw Valley. A statement released through the Squaw Valley Public Relations Director explained the water supply system was updated in the Upper Mountain region in the Summer of 2016 resulting in the new system being declared a success as no health issues have been reported after the contaminated bacteria was identified soon after the rainfall event.

Skiing is being permitted at Squaw Valley on sloped from top to bottom as free bottled water is being supplied to all guests using the affected areas of the mountain. The levels of E. Coli initially identified by Squaw Valley’s own testing procedures on Weather.com have been reported as nil in three of the four wells identified as contaminated and levels of the Coliform bacteria have also lowered over the course of recent months. The statement concludes with Squaw Valley promising to continue to work on the problem of the contamination until the problem has been eradicated and all guests can return to their normal activities at this historic ski resort that brought European style winter vacations to North America. See: http://squawalpine.com/skiing-riding/weather-conditions-webcams/snow-weather-reports-lake-tahoe

BILLY MCFARLAND, THE BRAIN BEHIND MAGNISES

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Millennials have been accused of being individualistic and self-centred. However, some seem to be different; Billy McFarland is one of those. After hanging out with his friends, he realized that they all wanted to enjoy some of the services accorded to black card holders. However, given the limitation of funds, black cards such as that of American Express are not affordable to the younger people. He invented Magnises in 2013 when he was only twenty-three.

Magnises is a social club for young people who want to expand their professional networks through social integrations. McFarland developed a black card that Magnises offers to its members. This card uses the exiting credit and debit cards of the holder to facilitate payment. With the card, the members can have access to high end events and facilities at rates that are low and affordable.

Members also interact in the member space. Billy McFarland has also developed a mobile app that recommends cool events, activities and places based on the personal preferences of the Magnises member.

He has put up an infrastructure in place to finance all the activities. Magnises charges an annual membership fee is $250 but one could also pay $25 per month. It also raises funds through advertising on their mobile app.

Billy McFarland has also partnered with various companies such as Samsung whom he charges to advertise on the app. Others such as hotels allow discount to Magnises members in an aim to increase their popularity. Billy McFarland is determined to offer the best to Magnises members. He is very selective on the companies he partners with.

Magnises has over 12,000 members. Given its operation and offers, it is in high demand among millennials. However, membership is by invite only and there is a selection process in place. This ensures that each member has something to offer to the rest since they all come from different professions and backgrounds.

According to Crunchbase, through Magnises, Billy McFarland has enabled millennials to greatly expand their social and professional networks. This has progressed their careers and lives. McFarland is a millennial who looks after his own.

Learning From Nathaniel Ru and SweetGreen

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There is a lot that established companies can learn from Sweetgreen. Also, people willing to start their companies can learn from Sweetgreen about how they can begin from scratch and develop to one of the biggest companies in the world. Looking at Sweetgreen, the company has managed to attract big investors in the market such as Steve Case, Daniel Boulud as well as Danny Meyer. Sweetgreen has built a reputation of offering the healthiest dishes in their restaurants. Other than health food, the company is known for offering local organic food that is usually fresh. As of today, Sweetgreen has opened restaurants in 40 different locations across the United States of America.

 

One of its co-founders, Nathaniel Ru, says that the company wants to build a brand that stands for something. The founders of this firm attribute its success to its ability to incorporate technology in their business. For instance, the owners say that most of its sales are made through its website. Sweetgreen is customer oriented and solely focuses on its client’s satisfaction. For instance, the main offices of this firm have to be closed at least five times in one year to ensure that the services been offered are the best.

 

According to the owners of this startup, they don’t believe in the idea of having a corporate headquarter. Instead, they believe in having a decentralized system. The other co-founders of this fortunate venture are Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet. The three gentlemen met at Georgetown University in their senior year. The three gentlemen didn’t have any knowledge about how to learn a company leave alone knowledge about the food industry. They, however, shared a common thing as they parents were successful in starting and running their companies. They were motivated to establish a joint within George Town where people would practice healthy eating habits. When talking to the Fortune back in 2014, they said that they knew they would succeed in business when George Town students went home for the winter break.

 

He also says that the hardest thing in life especially management is putting a team that can function well. Finally, the CEO that Nathaniel Ru admires most is Kevin Plank.