Business Owner – India Business http://indiabusiness.info/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 02:12:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://indiabusiness.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5-150x150.png Business Owner – India Business http://indiabusiness.info/ 32 32 Lawyers and business owners weigh in on Juul ban report https://indiabusiness.info/lawyers-and-business-owners-weigh-in-on-juul-ban-report/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 01:46:27 +0000 https://indiabusiness.info/lawyers-and-business-owners-weigh-in-on-juul-ban-report/ NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The Food and Drug Administration should order e-cigarette company Juul to remove its products from shelves, according to the Wall Street Journal. In 2020, all U.S. e-cigarette manufacturers had to submit their products for FDA review to stay in the market. The FDA spent two years reviewing the data presented […]]]>

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The Food and Drug Administration should order e-cigarette company Juul to remove its products from shelves, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In 2020, all U.S. e-cigarette manufacturers had to submit their products for FDA review to stay in the market. The FDA spent two years reviewing the data presented by Juul. The agency should reject the request.

“Juul created the e-cigarette epidemic among young people with the introduction of stylish and cool products, offered in flavors appealing to children, offering high levels of nicotine and with marketing designed to appear precisely on the market. teenage years, and it worked,” said Matthew Myers. , president of the non-profit Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

At the height of Juul’s popularity in 2018, more than 3.6 million middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes in the National Youth Smoking Survey.

Popularity began to wane when the FDA banned fruit and mint juice pods used in e-cigarettes and vaping products in January 2020.

The 2021 National Youth Smoking Survey reported a decline in e-cigarette use. Two million middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes.

“The FDA needs to step in to ban all flavored products our children use. Two million children addicted to Juuls and other e-cigarettes is a price we will pay for decades if we do nothing,” Myers said.

Myers said states should pass their own legislation banning all flavored e-cigarette and vaping products in case the FDA doesn’t take action. Bills banning these products have failed three years in a row in Connecticut.

Currently, Juul only sells Virginia tobacco and menthol flavors.

Al Demiroz, the owner of Puff City in East Haven, said he constantly smoked cigarettes. Then he switched to using a Juul.

“You don’t want to take Juuls away from adults like me. I smoked 17 years and quit with a Juul, that’s been four years for me,” Demiroz said.

Even though Juul isn’t as popular as it was a few years ago, Demiroz said the ban will still impact store sales.

“We only have Juul customers, and I think if they start with the Juul, they’re going to try to take away the flavored vape juices and stuff, it’s going to affect a lot of people,” Demiroz said.

Juul could appeal to the FDA, challenge the decision in court, or file a revised application for its products.

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DocuSign CEO Dan Springer resigns https://indiabusiness.info/docusign-ceo-dan-springer-resigns/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:17:56 +0000 https://indiabusiness.info/docusign-ceo-dan-springer-resigns/ Dan Springer, CEO of DocuSign. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images DocuSign CEO Dan Springer is resign. The move comes after the e-signature software maker has lost more than 60% of its value since the start of the year. The company did not provide a reason for his departure, but said Springer “has […]]]>

Dan Springer, CEO of DocuSign.

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DocuSign CEO Dan Springer is resign. The move comes after the e-signature software maker has lost more than 60% of its value since the start of the year.

The company did not provide a reason for his departure, but said Springer “has agreed to step down,” effective immediately. Board Chair Maggie Wilderotter will take over as interim CEO as the company begins its search for the next leader. The shares were up about 1% when markets opened.

Springer assumed the role of chief executive in 2017 and took the company public in 2018.

DocuSign was able to take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic as more consumers turned to online transactions and offers. But its business has slowed in recent quarters, especially as it faces tough comparisons with its dramatic growth in 2020 and early 2021. The deteriorating macro environment has also impacted l ‘company. The shares were down 80% from their 52-week high at Friday’s close.

Springer’s departure comes less than two weeks after DocuSign reported fiscal first-quarter results that fell short of analysts’ expectations, further accelerating the company’s stock plunge.

Several Wall Street firms, including Evercore ISI and Bank of America, downgraded the stock on the report. The company was forecasting 7% to 8% year-over-year billing growth for 2022, which is “well below the midpoint of DocuSign’s previous guidance which called for 15% growth,” it said. said Jake Roberge of William Blair in a note to investors.

“Given limited management visibility, a sales restructuring that will take several quarters, and a lack of near-term catalysts, we believe DocuSign’s stock will remain range-bound in the coming quarters.” , did he declare.

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Matrixport appoints Anthony DeMartino as CEO to lead and grow its U.S. business https://indiabusiness.info/matrixport-appoints-anthony-demartino-as-ceo-to-lead-and-grow-its-u-s-business/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 04:32:00 +0000 https://indiabusiness.info/matrixport-appoints-anthony-demartino-as-ceo-to-lead-and-grow-its-u-s-business/ SINGAPORE, June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Matrixport Group today announced the appointment of Anthony DeMartino as CEO in the United States as part of its ongoing international growth strategy. Matrixport’s expansion into the United States demonstrates its firm commitment to better serve its customers and further develop the digital asset management industry. M Anthony DeMartino, […]]]>

SINGAPORE, June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Matrixport Group today announced the appointment of Anthony DeMartino as CEO in the United States as part of its ongoing international growth strategy.

Matrixport’s expansion into the United States demonstrates its firm commitment to better serve its customers and further develop the digital asset management industry.

M Anthony DeMartino, a financial industry veteran with global risk experience, joins the company from Coinbase where he held several positions including Head of Risk Strategies, Institutional DeFi and Derivatives Trading. DeMartino has over two decades of experience managing multiple financial services businesses with global banks such as HSBC, Barclays and UBS. With expertise in risk management, Anthony is well positioned to lead Matrixport’s operations in the United States.

John Ge, co-founder and CEO of Matrixport, saidAnthony brings deep experience and knowledge that will make all the difference as we seed and nurture our presence in North America as part of our global expansion plans. Despite austere market sentiment, our confidence in the medium to long term outlook for the industry has not wavered and Matrixport continues to invest in human capital as a commitment to our business and our customers. »

Matrixport believes blockchain technologies will redefine what is possible in tomorrow’s financial network, allowing value and property to flow freely. With strong operational risk management embedded across its teams and strong corporate financial governance, Matrixport is well positioned for the next wave of digital asset adoption.

About Matrixport

Matrixport is one of the largest and most trusted digital asset financial services ecosystems in the world. With USD4B in assets under management, it provides one-stop crypto financial services to meet emerging needs for long-term wealth generation in digital assets. The Company’s services include Cactus Custody™, spot OTC, fixed income, structured products, lending and asset management. He also forges strategic collaborations with early-stage Web3 innovators, helping them build, grow and evolve.

With its mission to make crypto easy for everyone, Matrixport is relentlessly focused on product innovation. It offers the industry’s most comprehensive suite of market-leading crypto investment products. In 2021, the fintech company completed a pre-monetary valuation of the unicorn within two years of its inception.

Based at SingaporeMatrixport serves institutions and individuals across Asia, Europe and the United States. The company holds licenses in hong kong and Swiss. For more information, visit www.matrixport.com.

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Calgary’s Dustin Paisley complains about package shipping costs in popular TikTok video https://indiabusiness.info/calgarys-dustin-paisley-complains-about-package-shipping-costs-in-popular-tiktok-video/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 19:58:00 +0000 https://indiabusiness.info/calgarys-dustin-paisley-complains-about-package-shipping-costs-in-popular-tiktok-video/ It’s a problem that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, and some Canadian producers are fed up with it. Parcel shipping costs have risen dramatically over the past few years and it’s eating away at business profit margins. Calgary clothing company Local Laundry is rethinking its shipping model thanks to what its owner […]]]>

It’s a problem that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, and some Canadian producers are fed up with it.

Parcel shipping costs have risen dramatically over the past few years and it’s eating away at business profit margins.

Calgary clothing company Local Laundry is rethinking its shipping model thanks to what its owner calls “exorbitant” fees.

“It costs between $16 and $24 to ship domestically,” Dustin Paisley told CTV News. “But I can ship a package to New York or somewhere in the United States for almost half that price.”

Costs are particularly problematic for the local small business, which has been promising customers $10 shipping for years. This promise is currently being redesigned.

“What this shipping cost increase is just eating away more of our margin, which is already not the highest,” Paisley said.

The Calgarian recently went viral on social media app TikTok for a video in which he complains about tariffs. He says the thousands of comments he’s received from people who agree with his statements show that many Canadians are also upset with the current shipping model.

“Unfortunately, there aren’t a ton of options out there, so you’re stuck with the rates and options available to you,” Paisley said.

Canada Post declined an interview request from CTV News.

A statement from spokesperson Phil Legault reads in part “Parcel rates are unregulated and are fully competitive within the industry. Canada Post determines shipping rates based on several factors, including origin and destination, which also take into account population densities.”

The statement didn’t address recent price hikes, but shipping expert and Jori Logistics worker Sam Woods says there’s a reason it’s costing Canadians more to send packages.

“Trucking costs and all these inland costs are going up dramatically,” he said. “We’ve seen that fuel surcharge percentage go up three to four times what it was at this time last year.”

Woods suggests small businesses look to higher-volume shippers in Canada to make ordering easier. He thinks using air – not ground – transportation could save money.

He also pointed out that most businesses, like Canada Post, are driven by profit. A lack of competitiveness in the Canadian market leaves consumers and small producers with few options.

“For the average shipper, who doesn’t have a lot of buying power to negotiate many rates, they’re really at the mercy of the market,” Woods said.

“Given our dual mandate of remaining financially self-sufficient and providing affordable postal service to Canadians, we work hard to keep prices reasonable and competitive,” the Canada Post statement read.

Paisley thinks it’s not sustainable.

“I’m looking for other options,” he said. “It’s ridiculous right now.”

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Business Buzz: Tailor Made Launches Mobile Lounge, SBA Plans Webinar for LGBTQI+ Small Business Owners, and More – InForum https://indiabusiness.info/business-buzz-tailor-made-launches-mobile-lounge-sba-plans-webinar-for-lgbtqi-small-business-owners-and-more-inforum/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:08:00 +0000 https://indiabusiness.info/business-buzz-tailor-made-launches-mobile-lounge-sba-plans-webinar-for-lgbtqi-small-business-owners-and-more-inforum/ FARGO — Tailor Made Barber Studio will hit the road this summer. Co-owners Brendan and Leane LaFrance are set to open a mobile studio in July. The mobile studio will be housed inside a trailer and plans to make stops at several events and small towns in the area this summer. Most notably, the “Hair […]]]>

FARGO — Tailor Made Barber Studio will hit the road this summer.

Co-owners Brendan and Leane LaFrance are set to open a mobile studio in July. The mobile studio will be housed inside a trailer and plans to make stops at several events and small towns in the area this summer.

Most notably, the “Hair or There by Tailor Made” studio will be making a stop at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Leane shared with The Forum. Last year, Tailor Made became the first mobile salon to operate at the country music festival, she noted.

Brendan was quick to notice that Leane deserved credit for coming up with the concept for opening the mobile store. While mobile stores previously existed in other states, none operated in this area, he said.

Brendan and Leane LaFrance, co-owners of Tailor Made Barber Studio, smile in their store in Fargo on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Alyssa Goelzer/The Forum

Leane said the move was made out of necessity. Before getting the trailer, cutting hair at any type of event meant lugging heavy chairs, equipment, and trucks back and forth. The goal is to “constantly stay one step ahead,” she said, which means finding new ways to reach customers.

The mobile shop legal landscape varies on either side of the Red River. In Minnesota, mobile salons, under which Hair or There will operate, are permitted. A bill in the Minnesota House of Representatives is also seeking to allow mobile hair salons. Meanwhile, North Dakota doesn’t allow mobile stores, which means the LaFrances can’t charge at their events in North Dakota.

Inside, Hair or There has an eyelash area staffed by two eyelash technicians as well as a pair of chairs for haircuts.

The change of scenery is also good for barbers and stylists, who Leane says like to step out of the shop once in a while. “We are creative types. We can’t stand being inside all the time,” she said. “That’s what really keeps these guys’ creative brains going.”

The mobile store will be officially unveiled at Tailor Made’s summer launch event from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the Dilworth Community Center. In addition to visiting events such as WE Fest and Pride in the Park, the LaFrances also plan to take the trailer to small towns in the Red River Valley. This will save remote customers from traveling to Fargo, they explained.

“We’re really looking forward to doing something new and doing something a lot of people haven’t done yet,” Brendan said.

For a full schedule of events, check back to the Tailor Made website at tailormadebarberstudio.com.

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Brendan LaFrance gives Boe Rasch a haircut on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Tailor Made Barber Studio in Fargo.

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SBA hosts webinar on opportunities for LGBTQI+ small business owners

To celebrate Pride Month, the US Small Business Administration will host a live webinar from 1-2 p.m. June 30 on increasing opportunities for LGBTQI+ small business owners.

The discussion will focus on financial well-being and the importance of equity and opportunity to help elevate and support LGBTQI+-owned small businesses across the country. The panel will also discuss SBA initiatives and resources that support small businesses, LGBTQI+ entrepreneurs looking to get started, and helping existing LGBTQI+-owned small businesses as they pivot and grow in a post-COVID world.

To register, visit

https://SBAPridemonth.eventbrite.com

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New website connects business owners to funding resources

Dakota Business Lending launched a new website

The vault

dedicated to providing business owners with a digital library of programs and funding sources for small businesses in North Dakota.

To

www.vaultnd.com

user users can find resources such as:

  • Financing options of all shapes and sizes
  • COVID-19 and disaster relief programs
  • Premium business support resources
  • Tools to help propel start-ups or small businesses

The Vault includes more than 145 funding programs from 50 providers across the state. On the website, users answer a few brief questions about their business and generate a list of personalized financing programs tailored to their needs. Each funding program has a dedicated page to provide more details and contact information to connect with the specific provider. The comparison tool allows users to compare up to three programs and get a more detailed report sent to their inbox. As new funding tools become available, providers can submit a program to add to the vault through the website.

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Ky. Community backs openly gay business owner after receiving hateful comments https://indiabusiness.info/ky-community-backs-openly-gay-business-owner-after-receiving-hateful-comments/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:47:00 +0000 https://indiabusiness.info/ky-community-backs-openly-gay-business-owner-after-receiving-hateful-comments/ WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) – If you follow the trail of the colorful bow ties, they will eventually lead you to Mason on Main in Winchester, owned by Mason Rhodus. “Mason is Winchester. He is what a lot of people represent,” said JP Martin of Whiskey and Wiles Photography. But on Saturday, Rhodus was met with […]]]>

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) – If you follow the trail of the colorful bow ties, they will eventually lead you to Mason on Main in Winchester, owned by Mason Rhodus.

“Mason is Winchester. He is what a lot of people represent,” said JP Martin of Whiskey and Wiles Photography.

But on Saturday, Rhodus was met with hate. He said people walked into his store, telling him that God doesn’t love him because he’s gay.

“Of the few negatives, that hurt me the most. I’m a Christian. And I believe in following the teaching of Christ. And I know that’s not true,” Rhodus said. .

This isn’t the first time Rhodus has received comments like this, but it’s the first time he’s spoken out publicly against hate. It was an action that was met with more love than he could have expected.

“We don’t have the same convictions and we may not agree on everything, but he’s a good person. My thought is you love people for who they are, regardless,” Martin said.

Martin is just one of many downtown business owners who have shown their support over the years, and after Saturday’s events there was an outpouring of support more than ever before.

Last year Rhodus was the only one with a Pride flag hanging outside. Now you see the flags flying in front of most downtown businesses.

“I’ve had countless private messages from parents here in town with struggling kids, they’re struggling here in town to be themselves,” Rhodus said. “Hearing their comments is like wow. My hometown. Look what they’re doing because they’ve never seen this before.

Rhodus said he hoped young people would see love and support prevail over negativity and hate.

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OBITUARY: Cleaning business owner Susan King, 61, of Mims, died peacefully on June 5 https://indiabusiness.info/obituary-cleaning-business-owner-susan-king-61-of-mims-died-peacefully-on-june-5/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 04:28:49 +0000 https://indiabusiness.info/obituary-cleaning-business-owner-susan-king-61-of-mims-died-peacefully-on-june-5/ Cleaning company owned by King for many years Susan A (Quick) King passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at her home in Mims, Florida. She was 61 years old. Ms. King was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, grew up in Avalon, New Jersey before moving to Florida. BREVARD COUNTY • MIMS, FL – […]]]>

Cleaning company owned by King for many years

Susan A (Quick) King passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at her home in Mims, Florida. She was 61 years old. Ms. King was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, grew up in Avalon, New Jersey before moving to Florida.

BREVARD COUNTY • MIMS, FL – Susan A (Quick) King passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at her home in Mims, Florida. She was 61 years old. Ms. King was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, grew up in Avalon, New Jersey before moving to Florida.

She owned a small cleaning business for many years. Mrs. King enjoyed plants and gardening which were reflected around her home and also loved and cared for a variety of pets including parrots, cats, dogs and other rescues. She volunteered in local ASPCA organizations when she could.

Ms. King also loved science and in hopes of making a difference, she donated her body to help humanity in some way and will have a tree planted in her name.

Mrs. King was the daughter of Walter R. Quick and Patricia A. Ebersold (née Ingold-Quick). She was predeceased by her beloved husband Leslie King. Mrs. King is survived by her son Timothy D. King, a sister Lisa C. (Philip) Zollo (née Quick), nieces Lindsay A. Gollnick, Kelcy T. Gollnick and a nephew Robert M. Gollnick.

The family is asking anyone interested to donate to a local animal shelter in Ms King’s name.

We are reassured to know that Susan was welcomed with open arms by our family who came before us and that she is finally at peace. You are loved and you will be missed. Rest well during your trip.

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McDonald’s replacement restaurants are unveiled in Russia https://indiabusiness.info/mcdonalds-replacement-restaurants-are-unveiled-in-russia/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 19:57:00 +0000 https://indiabusiness.info/mcdonalds-replacement-restaurants-are-unveiled-in-russia/ The American fast food giant has been renamed “Vkusno & Tochka”, which translates to “Tasty and that’s it”. The company, of which Oleg Paroev is the general manager, plans to open 200 branches by the end of June and all branches by the end of the summer, according to a press release. “If you recall, […]]]>

The American fast food giant has been renamed “Vkusno & Tochka”, which translates to “Tasty and that’s it”.

The company, of which Oleg Paroev is the general manager, plans to open 200 branches by the end of June and all branches by the end of the summer, according to a press release.

“If you recall, in May McDonald’s announced that it was withdrawing its business from Russia. I am very proud that they chose me to continue to develop this business. It means that the company sees me as someone one that fully shares all of the business principles and values ​​of McDonald’s,” Govor said at a press conference.

“I will not hide that I am an ambitious man, and therefore I will not just open the 850 restaurants, but also develop new ones,” he said.

According to a statement, 62,000 former McDonald’s employees were also retained.

The rebranding coincided with Russia Day, a holiday marking the country’s independence. It took place at the same location in Moscow’s Pushkinskaya Square, where McDonald’s opened its first Russian restaurant on January 31, 1990.
The death of McDonald's peace theory, a dark day for capitalism
On the first day, 30,000 people were served — a McDonald’s record for an opening day, the CBC reported at the time. The location even had to stay open for hours later than expected due to the crowds.
About 630 employees were chosen from 27,000 applicants, according to a 1990 Washington Post article.

“About 32 years ago…there were a lot of people in Pushkinskaya Square when the first McDonald’s franchise opened here in Russia. It caused a real buzz. I think the buzz will be just as big with this new chain of restaurants, with a new owner, a real entrepreneur,” Alexei Alexeevich, head of Moscow’s Commerce Department, told a news conference on Sunday.

An employee cleans a self-ordering machine in the Russian version of a former McDonald's restaurant before the opening ceremony, in Moscow.

McDonald’s then expanded its reach in the country, and by early March there were around 850 sites operating in Russia.

However, the chain decided to leave the country and sell its business in Russia, like many other Western companies after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which began in February.

McDonald’s accepted a charge of nearly $1.4 billion after the sale to Govor, Reuters reported. Paroev said other franchises could work under the new brand, but the traditional McDonald’s brand will leave the country.
Russia’s anti-monopoly service said the chain could choose to buy its restaurants in Russia within 15 years, although many terms of sale in Govor are still unclear, Reuters also reported.
An employee prepares fries in the Russian version of a former McDonald's restaurant.

“If the opening of McDonald’s in 1990 symbolized the beginning of a new era in Soviet life, an era with more freedoms, then the current exit of the company represents not only the closing of the company, but of the society as a whole,” said Darra Goldstein, Willcox. B. and Harriet M. Adsit professor of Russian, emeritus, at Williams College, noted at the time.

The company’s new logo shared with CNN has “the main symbols of the restaurant” depicted on it – which is believed to be two sticks of yellow fries and an orange burger. The green background, the press office told CNN, symbolizes “the quality of products and service that customers are used to.”

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Shoppers flocked to what was once McDonald’s flagship store in central Moscow on Sunday, Reuters reported.

Although “Vkusno & Tochka” doesn’t offer some of McDonald’s more recognizable menu items – including a Big Mac – customers could still buy a double cheeseburger for 129 rubles (about $2.30), up from about 160 under McDonald’s, and a fish burger for 169 rubles, instead of about 190 rubles previously.

Despite some menu changes, McDonald’s burger composition and equipment remain the same, said Alexander Merkulov, quality manager of the new company.

An employee gives a customer his food order at a Vkusno &;  Tochka restaurant in Moscow, after the opening ceremony.

CNN’s Fred Pleitgen was at the opening and spoke with Sergey Vlasov, a 19-year-old patron who wore a “Z” hat – a reference to a symbol used by Russian troops during the war in Ukraine.

Vlasov told CNN he doesn’t think it’s a contradiction to show support for Russian forces in Ukraine while eating American-style fast food.

“Food and politics have nothing in common,” he said.

Vlasov said he believed McDonald’s withdrawal from Russia was “an economic measure that is holding us back.”

“I see it as clear as day and I know what to do and I don’t mind it, I know that’s the way it has to be because the rest of the world sees us as aggressors that we are, we have invaded a sovereign state of law,” he added. “But also by law, we have protected a nation that is fighting for its own sovereignty, so there are a lot of problems right now… I’m just here to enjoy a good ol’ McDonald’s, man.”

Sergey Vlasov feasts on a double cheeseburger and fries at McDonald's Russian replacement in Moscow.

Another customer, Artem Kirienko, told CNN his double cheeseburger from Vkusno & Tochka was “almost the same” as those served at McDonald’s.

“It’s not what I expected,” he said, adding that he plans to come to the restaurant at least once a week.

When asked if he thought the rebranded chain would satisfy Russian customers, he replied, “It’s good…for these tough times.”

Kirienko’s wife, Yekatarina, said that although she was not a fan of McDonald’s, she wanted to try a burger from Vkusno & Tochka because of the newness surrounding the renowned chain.

“It’s nice to have it, just to go eat sometimes,” Yekatarina told CNN.

However, she said she was skeptical whether the new restaurant would live up to its customers’ expectations.

“I think we should look at how it would be, how it will work, will people like it or not, I think it’s not a good idea because McDonald’s is a story, it’s a brand,” she said.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated how many McDonald’s restaurants had reopened on Sunday. He was 15.

CNN’s Danielle Wiener-Bronner, Chris Liakos and Anna Chernova contributed to this report.

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A Pal in New Palestine: New Pal Nutrition owner talks about her career journey and memorable moments – The Daily Reporter https://indiabusiness.info/a-pal-in-new-palestine-new-pal-nutrition-owner-talks-about-her-career-journey-and-memorable-moments-the-daily-reporter/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 05:04:00 +0000 https://indiabusiness.info/a-pal-in-new-palestine-new-pal-nutrition-owner-talks-about-her-career-journey-and-memorable-moments-the-daily-reporter/ New Pal Nutrition at New Palestine, a cafe that caters to a clientele that wants healthy and nutritious shakes made with protein-rich ingredients. Tom Russo | Daily journalist By Elissa Maudlin At a nutrition club that sells healthy energy drinks and protein shakes that “taste like dessert,” New Pal Nutrition owner Holly von Buchler stands […]]]>

New Pal Nutrition at New Palestine, a cafe that caters to a clientele that wants healthy and nutritious shakes made with protein-rich ingredients.

Tom Russo | Daily journalist

By Elissa Maudlin

At a nutrition club that sells healthy energy drinks and protein shakes that “taste like dessert,” New Pal Nutrition owner Holly von Buchler stands behind the drink bar and talks to customers, wishing they “went out in a better mood than when they came in.” Plants stand in the club areas, chairs designed to support anyone’s weight hang from the ceiling, and a sign reading “Stay awhile” peeks out from the wall.

One customer, Kelley Stillabower, was staying with a friend near New Pal Nutrition, but said she would drive home for a drink.

“[Buchler’s] the place is the place with the best drinks,” she said, having come three to four times that week.

Buchler said most customers are recurring and come in daily or several times a week. Thanks to this, she gets to know “their families, their stories [and] their lives.”

Its beginnings did not come from the field of nutrition. She was an accountant for 18 years after college and started working at a nutrition club in Greenwood where she fell in love with the club’s products and atmosphere. It has become “[her] happy place.”

“I fell in love being there and meeting the customers,” she said. “Being behind a desk all the time, you don’t get a lot of interaction with people. So [I liked] being able to be in the club and see the people you impact.

Buchler knew she wanted to change her job as an accountant due to a lack of work-life balance before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. However, during the pandemic, as she worked remotely, the balance became easier and she didn’t want to return to the office.

“I just felt like it wasn’t where I was supposed to be,” Buchler said. “My heart was not in it. I realized during the pandemic how much my kids needed me at home and how much I needed to be home.

When she and her family were on a trip to Frosty Boys near where New Pal Nutrition is now, there was a sign in the window saying the building was available.

“If there’s going to be a sign for me to do something, it’s got to be like, ‘This is what you do,’ because I’m so indecisive,” Buchler said. “…and that’s when I was like, ‘Okay, this is what I’m supposed to do. Like that’s my sign right there.

On June 20, 2021, New Pal Nutrition opened as a nutrition club with protein shakes and healthy energy drinks from Herbalife products, nutrition coaching, and the ability for customers to purchase the products and prepare drinks and shakes at home.

She wanted to provide healthy options to people because healthy drinks and shakes from other nutrition clubs helped her lose weight and have more energy. She calls the products “healthy fast food.”

“I feel like a lot of people want to be healthy… [but] in everybody’s lifestyle right now, everybody’s so busy,” Buchler said. “…so being home and having a healthy home-cooked meal all the time isn’t really an option.”

Megan Johnson, a customer who comes to the nutrition club several times a week, said via email that she felt confident coming to the store that she was fueling her body with healthy products.

There are other Herbalife Nutrition Clubs, including a location in Greenfield called Greenfield Nutrition IN.

At New Pal Nutrition, the shakes are meal replacements and contain 7-24 grams of protein, 9g of sugar, 1g of fat, and 250 calories or less. Healthy energy drinks are not meal replacements.

However, some customers weren’t just talking about the products, they were also talking about the staff. Johnson said by email that Buchler and staff provide excellent customer service and are friendly.

Buchler said another customer referred to the business as a bar and said she took her coffee but also her “conversation.”[ing] in.”

“It’s like bars where everyone says, ‘Cheers,’ everyone knows your name,” Buchler said. “You walk in and I can tell you what they’re going to get, what their husband gets, what their kid gets.”

Steven Bales, a customer who usually comes to the club three times a week, said via email that Holly and the team knew he was going to get an Energy Bomb – the name of a drink New Pal Nutrition serves – at every time he came in.

“From day one they treated me (and all the customers) like family,” Bales said via email.

Another customer, Kristin Cowden, said by email that she started coming to the club as soon as it opened and was happy to have a healthy store so close to her home. She also said Buchler and the other staff were “always smiling and happy.”

One notable interaction Buchler said he had with someone while working at the company wasn’t from a customer — it was from a FedEx driver who wasn’t very talkative. It became her mission to get him to talk to her.

“One day he had told me he wouldn’t be here next week…then he kind of turned around as he walked through the door and was like, ‘Well, you know , I lost my wife last December, so I’m trying to save for her gravestone,” Buchler said. “…I just felt like something was telling him to tell me and he there was a reason I heard it.”

Eventually, she, employees and some customers raised $750 to help with the headstone and they gave the money to her in November.

“He just yelled and he said, ‘You know, people don’t do this for people like me,'” Buchler said.

Another customer told him that he would miss New Pal Nutrition during the move because the staff knew him and his family and “looked after [them].”

Buchler said she felt the business was impacting families in New Palestine and “…ultimately, that’s why [she’s] I do.”

” It’s a lot of work. That’s a lot of hours. It’s hard. But it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do,” she said. “…don’t expect to come in and make millions or anything. But you know, you’ll go to bed happy, I guess.

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How mother and business owner Amy Wasvick supports safety and inclusivity – InForum https://indiabusiness.info/how-mother-and-business-owner-amy-wasvick-supports-safety-and-inclusivity-inforum/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 13:22:00 +0000 https://indiabusiness.info/how-mother-and-business-owner-amy-wasvick-supports-safety-and-inclusivity-inforum/ It’s often the unexpected things in life that have the most impact in showing us how strong we really are. For Amy Wasvick, owner of The Healing Arts Revolution, it happened when her youngest of two children was 1.5 years old. “We started noticing that he had a strong preference for clothes aimed at girls,” […]]]>

It’s often the unexpected things in life that have the most impact in showing us how strong we really are. For Amy Wasvick, owner of The Healing Arts Revolution, it happened when her youngest of two children was 1.5 years old.

“We started noticing that he had a strong preference for clothes aimed at girls,” she said. “Because he was so young, we didn’t think about it.”

But over time, she and her husband noticed that conversations between her son and older sister revealed that he was indeed not resonating with being a man. The more they listened, the more they worried.

“I found myself confused and worried about how such a young child would want to harm his body and feel that way about his gender,” she said. “I didn’t know who to talk to, so I contacted our pediatrician.”

Amy remembers waiting in the doctor’s office, hysterically not knowing how to start “this” conversation. She shared her worries, shed a lot of tears and accepted the facts. Her son suffers from gender dysphoria.

Parenting a child comes with its own set of fears (though sometimes irrational), but raising a child with dysphoria comes with its own set of fears backed up by solid statistics.

“I learned that people who suffer from gender dysphoria have an extremely high suicide rate. All I could think about was how one day I might lose my child without the proper support,” Amy said. .

Amy and her family are shown with their rescue dog, Bruno, who has become an unofficial therapy dog ​​for Leif when she is having a bad day.

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It started with weekly counseling, not only giving her child a place to open up and feel understood, but also a place where Amy herself could find understanding so she could be a supportive parent. But she still felt there was more to do.

So she and her husband invested all of their savings into building a safe space for families like them.

“I envisioned a place free from judgment regardless of gender identity, expression, sexual orientation, race, religion or ability,” she said.

Today, The Healing Arts Revolution continues to be that inclusive and safe space where people of all ages in our community can access healing services, such as massage therapy, as well as come together and learn through classes. and workshops. For Amy, it’s that connection to LGBTQ+ resources that it took her and her family years to find.

How have you seen your business impact people?

The messages I get from people tell me that we have made an impact since building our space. This is a huge start in how our community can keep our LGBTQ children safe, by supporting organizations that support human rights. The more we crowd out negativity, the more safe spaces we will create for everyone.

What do you think is the most important role of being a parent?

My most important role as a parent has been to lead by example. I do this by showing compassion, acceptance, and kindness with every step I take.

How about the most rewarding?

Most rewarding was seeing how our children mirrored these exact things when we rescued our dog. I’m not saying a 100 pound dog is right for every household, but Bruno was the magic bullet for us.

What has been the hardest part of parenthood so far?

Realizing that even when showing my maximum support, my child still needs outside support. Even with all the guidance we provided, it still took our child three years to feel safe using different pronouns.

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For Amy and her family, The Healing Arts Revolution is a connection to LGBTQ+ resources that she and her family have taken years to find.

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How did your customers react when you launched your new business?

Some of the funniest and most beautiful moments of my 14 years as a Registered Massage Therapist were when I shared with my clients why I was starting my new business and moving. Most of them were a little nervous and said, “I’m straight and married and I fully support what you’re doing; can I still see you for a massage? My answer was still “Absolutely” and they breathed the deepest sigh of relief. I lost customers, but I gained so much. I was more than okay with that because I pride myself on my practice and studio being inclusive for allies and the LGBTQ community.

What impact has this openness with customers had on you and your business?

Sharing our family’s story with my clients has deepened my relationship with them in the most unexpected way. It was like a door was opened because now they know they can share anything with me without judgment and vice versa.

What is the most important thing you hope your kids will learn from you?

I want my children to know that I am proud and that I love them unconditionally. For me, this journey has been about finding my own strength and accepting things I may not understand and finding the tools to help our family and others. Above all, we thank our family, friends and community for their incredible support.

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