Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Kevin Burke and Paul Earle set out to create their own alcohol brand, but they knew that for an unknown brand to work, it had to disrupt a category. “My background is beverage innovation, and I worked for Coca-Cola and Beam Suntory, and Paul is a professor at Northwestern, and the two of us asked where can we disrupt a category or what opportunities are out there?” Burke says. “Two things jumped out at us: the rise of dairy-free milks and cream liqueurs, and we realized that no one’s really tried to re-invent that category.” Thus, Dottie May’s Oatmilk Cream Liqueur was born in fall of 2021. Today, they’ve expanded from a handful of bars and liquor stores in the Chicago area to distribution in the entire state of Illinois, as well as Wisconsin and Colorado, as well as shipping through e-commerce to more than 30 different states, with plans for distribution expansion to more states this year. “Illinois, Wisconsin and … [Read more...] about Oatmilk Cream Liqueur Challenges The Category
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One In Four High School Seniors Rule Out Colleges Based On State Politics And Policies
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin One in four high school seniors ruled out prospective colleges because of the politics, policies or legal situations in the states where the colleges were located. That’s one of the main findings from a a new survey released by the Art & Science Group, a higher-education consulting firm. The survey, conducted in February, was based on responses from 1,865 high school seniors, 778 of whom said they were planning to attend college. The sample was 62% female, 62% white, and came from families with an average annual income of $93,000. The pattern of ruling out colleges based on the predominant political and social policies of the states where they were located was true for students of all political leanings. Among those identifying as liberal, 31% rejected institutions for such reasons, compared to 28% of those leaning conservative, and 22% of those saying they were political moderates. Not surprisingly, among students … [Read more...] about One In Four High School Seniors Rule Out Colleges Based On State Politics And Policies
The US Restaurant Industry Has Bounded Back from Covid At Every Level From Fast Food To Fine Dining
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The doomsayers who predicted the literal demise of the U.S. restaurant industry after Covid—especially at the fine dining level—proved myopic in the extreme. A new study called the “Agency Forward Restaurant Survey” compiled by Nationwide Insurance, which both insures and advises restaurants on coping with inflation to supply chain issues shows that every segment of the industry has not just survived but in many cases is thriving well past pre-pandemic levels of business. To explain the findings I spoke with Peter McMurtrie, President of Commercial Lines at Nationwide: You say reservations have returned to pre-pandemic levels. Does this apply as much to fast food and chain restaurants (which are mainly walk-in) as with higher end and fine dining? While this research study only focused on fine dining, fast casual and family-style restaurants, recent research as well as our interactions with customers have shown fast food … [Read more...] about The US Restaurant Industry Has Bounded Back from Covid At Every Level From Fast Food To Fine Dining
YouTuber Takeover: Bryan Bros Buy South Carolina Golf Course In Need Of TLC
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Brothers Wesley and George IV, count over 200 thousand subscribers on their Bryan Bros Golf YouTube channel which has been churning out trick shot hijinks, match videos and other golf centric shenanigans for nearly a decade. The Columbia, South Carolina based siblings learned the game from their PGA professional father George III and have both experienced high-level success in golf. Wesley has a PGA Tour win under his belt and currently competes on the Korn Ferry KFY Tour, while his older brother is a 3 time All-American who played on various mini-tours before finding social media stardom. The Bryan Bros have added golf course developers to their CV’s after purchasing Indian River Golf Club in South Congaree, just a five-mile drive from Columbia Metropolitan Airport. They plan to revitalize and rebrand the 30-year-old public course that has fallen into disrepair, turn it into a private club and open up a … [Read more...] about YouTuber Takeover: Bryan Bros Buy South Carolina Golf Course In Need Of TLC
Middle East Rapprochements: Who Is Standing To Lose?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Change is brewing in the Middle East. The region’s political landscape transforms as rapprochements emerge. In a turn startling observers, China has brokered a détente between Iran and Saudi Arabia, whose enmity has long been a cornerstone of Middle Eastern strife. Within mere days under Beijing’s watch, the reconciliation between these regional powerhouses altered the political landscape’s main contours. Yet, the Saudi-Iran reconciliation is not the only instance of regional realignment — efforts are also underway to rehabilitate the Assad regime back into the regional fold. As new alliances crystallize, winners and losers emerge in their wake. These developments have far-reaching implications for the region's actors, and understanding their roots and consequences is essential for any observer. Gaining momentum, the China-brokered Saudi-Iran normalization progresses, as reopening embassies and increasing … [Read more...] about Middle East Rapprochements: Who Is Standing To Lose?
Does It Make Sense To Delay Motherhood For Your Career?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin One major consideration for women, specifically women who want a family, is how motherhood will impact their careers. And one question these women often ask themselves is whether it makes sense to delay motherhood in order to realize their full potential. Motherhood penalizes professional women in several ways. Not only does it negatively affect their income and leadership status, it also influences their ability to get promoted and hired. They are often overlooked when it comes to career-advancing opportunities. A recent survey of 1,000 U.S. women who chose to delay motherhood after the age of 35 by WIN , a leading family-building benefits provider, revealed motivating factors, challenges, and benefits to women’s decisions and how fertility benefits factor into the journey. According to the survey, relationships, lifestyle, and finances were major considerations that impacted women’s decisions. By waiting to … [Read more...] about Does It Make Sense To Delay Motherhood For Your Career?
Incorporating BYOK Into Your Company’s Data Security Strategy
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Ameesh Divatia is co-founder & CEO of Baffle, Inc ., with a proven track record of turning innovative ideas into successful businesses. Cloud computing has changed how organizations think about security. Instead of focusing resources on protecting the perimeter of an on-premises database, a cloud-first environment requires organizations to consider how to protect the data itself. However, cloud computing brings with it additional security concerns. Encryption solutions have helped keep data secure, whether at rest or in motion. Still, many companies struggle with encryption key visibility and ownership, which typically belongs to the cloud service providers (CSP). It's difficult to assure customers that their data is secure if someone else can access their encryption keys. In recent years, the bring-your-own-key (BYOK) approach, which allows organizations to maintain control over data encryption keys, … [Read more...] about Incorporating BYOK Into Your Company’s Data Security Strategy
10 people injured after drunk crashes car into ordination ceremony
Photo via Facebook/ Bangkokfuture A drunk driver crashed his car into an ordination ceremony at a temple in the central province of Lopburi on Saturday because of an alleged grievance with the event host. Ten people were injured at the scene with two suffering serious injuries . Officers from Koke Samrong Police Station and the Koke Samrong Hospital rescue team rushed to the Khao Saphan Nark Temple to help victims who were injured after a 47 year old man named Weerachai Nakkawan reportedly crashed his sedan into the ordination event while people were sitting and eating food on tables. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered the accused’s damaged car and an unconscious Weerachai, allegedly under the influence of alcohol, outside the car. Officers immediately took the suspect to the police station to prevent a further attack by the ceremony guests. His blood alcohol level was over 160 milligrammes, three times higher than the legal limit of … [Read more...] about 10 people injured after drunk crashes car into ordination ceremony
How 14 Coaches Help Their Clients Overcome Procrastination
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Procrastination can be a major roadblock to achieving one’s goals, and it’s a challenge that many professionals face. As such, overcoming chronic procrastination and becoming more focused are common objectives for coaching clients who hope to eliminate inertia and gain momentum in their careers. Here, 14 Forbes Coaches Council members recommend strategies and techniques that can be used to identify the root causes of a client’s procrastination. Read on to learn how to help your clients overcome it and what they need to do to make lasting changes and achieve their goals. 1. ‘Chunking’ Their Workload Because procrastination is often a reaction to feeling overwhelmed, it’s important to restore clarity and perspective. After ensuring the client has a baseline condition of calmness, I help them gain focus by “chunking”—parsing a project out into its component parts and designing a series of the smaller tasks as goals with … [Read more...] about How 14 Coaches Help Their Clients Overcome Procrastination
UNICEF: After 8 Years Of War, 11M Children In Yemen Need Humanitarian Aid
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Almost a decade of conflict has devastated the lives of millions of children in Yemen. UNICEF and partners are providing urgent humanitarian aid. As the war in Yemen stretches into its ninth year, children remain caught in the crosshairs. More than 11,000 children were killed or seriously injured between March 2015 and November 2022, according to UN-verified reports. Fierce conflict, economic collapse and a crippled social support system have left 11 million children across the country in need of one or more forms of humanitarian aid. Thousands of children killed or injured, millions suffering from malnutrition The conflict has also exacerbated the country's ongoing malnutrition crisis: 2.2 million children are suffering from acute malnutrition; more than 540,000 under age 5 have been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition, a life-threatening condition if not treated urgently. “The lives of millions of … [Read more...] about UNICEF: After 8 Years Of War, 11M Children In Yemen Need Humanitarian Aid