The Growth of Sweetgreen from Infancy to a Globally Renowned Firm

Every student at Georgetown College is conversant with Sweetgreen either as a perfect choice for quality dishes during lunch hours or tasty snacks after an intensive workout. Surprisingly, six years ago, only Jonathan Neman, Nathaniel Ru, and Nicolas Jammet knew about Sweetgreen. During their senior year, these graduates started a debate on the few options of healthy and cost-friendly food in Georgetown. Some of the aspects that brought together the co-founders of Sweetgreen include an endless love for food, a desire to create something, and willingness to find lasting solutions to their problems.


Unique way of solving problems

The three business partners did not have sufficient business experience but that they were willing to try. They laid out their vision and came up with a clear business plan. While each of them was hailing from entrepreneurial families, they did not understand what it took to develop a successful business, especially in the food sector. Due to lack of relevant experience, Sweetgreen became a success since the co-founders came up with fresh ideas for dealing with challenges they encountered. Due to the expansion of the restaurant chain on its original location, the founders began experiencing limited space issues. However, they did not divert from their absolute dedication to sustainability and the use of high-quality ingredients.


The three co-founders worked closely with other restaurant owners, Georgetown faculty, and architects, to drive the growth of their business. They also incorporated creativity and business knowledge they had acquired from their studies. They created a value-driven business by introducing community service in their firm. The business partners launched Sweetgreen in Schools, a program that enlightens kids concerning their nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle, in 2010.


Nathaniel Ru in brief

Nathaniel Ru is one of the co-founders of Sweetgreen, a fast-casual restaurant chain based in the United States. It officially opened its door in 2007, and it specializes in serving seasonal, highly nutritious food. Under the leadership of Nathaniel Ru, Nicolas Jammet, and Jonathan Neman, the restaurant chain has become a huge success with about 64 operational stores strategically located in the main cities of the U.S. More than 1,700 employees are under the management of Nathaniel Ru and his two co-partners. Nathaniel has four personal investments in four distinct companies.


Charity work

Nathaniel has established a corporate charity wing at Sweetgreen responsible for all the philanthropic initiatives of the company. The charity arm funds both local and global community organizations, which promotes education and works towards the elimination of poverty. Nathaniel works toward promoting social responsibility within the company.



Dr. Jennifer Walden: Her Reputation Speaks For Itself

When it comes to being a beauty surgeon, they don’t make them any better than Dr. Jennifer Walden of Austin Texas. She has earned her reputation as one of the top 24 beauty surgeons in the entire United States, according to Harper’s Bazaar magazine. This is something that means a great deal to her. She is from Austin, Texas and as fate would have it, she is back in Austin, Texas. It is funny how life works out that way. One never knows where they might end up or how they are going to get there. She is back now with her own practice in Texas and enjoying time with her children, which are incredibly important to her.


Dr. Jennifer Walden is the kind of woman that when she sets her mind on doing something, she is going to do it to the fullest. When she moved to New York to learn from some of the best surgeons, she knew she would miss home and it was a big move. Though, she knew that if she wanted to get ahead and have a successful career, she needed to do what was necessary. She knew it would pay off in the long run. Sometimes people need to make sacrifices in the short term that will pay off in the long term.


People from Austin are incredibly proud of her and all of the work that she has accomplished and how popular she has become. Although, anyone that has spent any sort of time with her is not surprised by it. They know what kind of woman she is and how good she is to people. Success, fame, whatever you want to call it, it has not changed her, whatsoever. She has stayed the stay and remained humble. She still treats her patients the same and still does the job the same way.


Walden has only gotten better with time and experience and she is grateful and thankful for all of the mentors that have showed her the ropes. Now, she is back home where she belongs and enjoying all that it has to offer.

Michael Zomber is A True Storyteller


Michael Zomber has many interests ranging from historical weapons collecting to telling stories focused on history. Being driven to collect weapons of all kinds, mainly focused on European, Islamic and Japanese during the 13th to 16th centuries, he has been on the Tales of the Gun series, that include Guns of the Famous, Guns of the Orient, Dueling Pistols, Shotguns, Automatic Pistols and Million Dollar Guns.

Being a historian and having a keen understanding about war, Michael Zomber has insight on the futility that goes along with it. He is unwavering in his continued support for NGOs who’s ultimate goal is to establish peace among conflicting nations, some include UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International and Global Exchange. This is an indication of what kind of person Michael Zomber is, someone who is passionate about collecting and learning about armed conflicts, yet is driven by never having to actually use them and promote harmony.

Zomber has the heart of a story teller and has written several books, including Shogun Iemitsu, Jesus and the Samurai, Son of Kentucky, Park Avenue, and Sweet Betcy That’s Me. He has also written dozens of screen plays.

Michael Zomber and his wife Andrea through their proprietor company Renascent Films LLC. produced his critically acclaimed documentary Soul of the Samurai

Zomber and his wife live outside of Philadelphia with their two children. He holds a BA in English Literature and a BA in psychology from the University of ILL. He also holds a MA in English Literature from UCLA where he was a doctoral candidate.  Check out some of his History Channel appearances on YouTube, and you can buy a Zomber novel for yourself on Amazon.

The Man Behind HCRC Medical Staffing Agency: Brian Torchin

Brian Torchin is the founder of one of the biggest medical staffing agencies in Philadelphia. Brian has been managing Healthcare Recruitment Counselors (HCRC) staffing agency which provides customized staffing services and tailor-made jobs in the healthcare sector.

Brian Torchin has been the man behind the success of the agency because of his ideologies and principle behind the service. Brian’s mission is to improve the experience for both the prospective employee and the employer. He strives to educate medical professions to join staffing agencies as the process becomes smoother and simpler.

Brian Torchin has a vast experience in the field of healthcare. He is a practicing chiropractor himself and has a degree in Excercise science also from the University of Delaware. Brian continues to give quality healthcare to his patients with his experience in healing.He has identified the problems people have to face during job hunting and aims to improve the whole experience.

His agency has qualified counselors to identify the demands of the industry and select a suitable candidate accordingly. Brian himself looks after the day to day development of the business with his keen business insight and experience in this field.

Brian’s passion towards uniting hospitals with their rightful staff is the reason behind the success of his agency. He wants all medical professionals to join a staffing agency as he does not like a talent going to waste due to lack of opportunities or resources.

Brian’s rich experience in the medical profession has helped him to understand the needs of the industry clearly and concisely. With his agency, he strives to bridge the gap between knowledge and career for all qualified medical professionals.

He is the pioneer of medical staffing services in Pennsylvania and plans to expand his work for the progress of medical professionals all around the country and the world.

Geoffey Cone Discusses Importance of Trust Establishment to New Zealand Families

Geoffrey Cone, a partner in the successful New Zealand law firm, Cone Marshall, has recently published an article discussing the importance of trust establishment to New Zealand families. The article highlights many difficulties that families face when making a decision regarding trust establishment and seeks to help them choose a trust that will be a beneficial long term decision. Among the many grounds that Cone considers to be essential to the trust establishment process are the grounds that the family wishes to protect certain assets from excessive taxation, the family wishes to protect assets from loved ones and other family members, and that the family wishes to become more conservative when managing assets.

Geoffrey Cone stated in his most recent publication that the establishment of a trust is critical for families who are attempting to avoid undue taxation. As a tax attorney, Cone is aware of the many legal taxation burdens that families face when their assets total a certain amount. Cone suggests that families who are seeking to avoid undue taxation develop a trust for their assets and name a family member who is not responsible for the asset as a trustee. By implementing this type of trust, family members can protect valuable assets from heavy taxation and ensure that the assets that they have worked for remain intact for future family members.

Geoffrey Cone also stressed the importance trust development for families who wished to protect assets from family members in case of the trustee’s demise. Cone has witnessed many incidents where the family members of deceased relatives received estate values and assets that were not allocated to them in the deceased relatives’ will. These stipulations are often made as a result of the living relatives bringing a law suit against the legal estate holders in order to receive unallocated funds. Cone asserts that these cases could often have been avoided if the family members had set up a trust during their lifetime. Trusts can be developed to specify the allocation of assets to certain individual in a way that a last will in testament may not.

Cone’s article also indicated the importance of the establishment of trusts for families who seek to become fiscally conservative. Cone noted that the conservative efforts of families who establish trusts are often greater than those who do not. Trusts can help families to allocate portions individual assets that should remain untouched. Trusts can also be established in accounts that yield great interest rates for the owner of the account. Cone emphasized the fact that high yielding trusts are often used among families of considerable means in an effort to reserve wealth for future generations.

As a member of the New Zealand Financial Conservatory and a partner at the Cone Marshall law firm in New Zealand, Geoffrey Cone has a vested interest in the establishment of New Zealand trusts. Cone made it clear in his article, however, that his major concern is for New Zealand families who are seeking to make important financial decisions in coming years.

Getting to Know EOS

When you think about winter and the colder months ahead, you’re likely thinking about the inevitable- cold and flu season. When you’re talking cold and flu season, you have to consider the huge possibilities of having chapped and dry, cracked lips. But instead of going to the classic Blistex or Chapstick medicated lip balm, it’s time to try something new. Evolution of Smooth, or EOS lip balm is a natural brand that has taken America by storm, thanks to it’s unique take on lip balm in every way possible.

So what makes Evolution of Smooth so unique? Well, to start, it comes in a little sphere, instead of the typical tube. They also come in assorted flavors and colors, unlike a regular, medicated lip balm. They are a natural product, that is also hypoallergenic and gluten free, which makes it a good product for nearly anyone. They certainly stand out in a crowd so you won’t miss them while shopping. You can get them at many stores throughout America, like Target, CVS or Walmart ( You can also get them from online retailers such as eBay and Ulta ( Evolution of Smooth is also dermatologist tested and is packed with vitamins that are needed to get your lips feeling soft and healthy.

It’s time for a change of pace- give up that medicated lip balm and take a more natural approach filled with vitamins, like EOS has to offer. You will love the selection of flavored spheres, that come at a modest price of about three dollars a piece. Make the switch today, and start preparing for the brutal winter ahead.


One-man Liberty Storm, Thor Halvorssen Thunders on Tyranny

It is fascinating when one person stands-up and stands-out from the crowd, people who make social issues their life force, so it goes without say Thor Halvorssen is one such individual. As President of Human Rights Foundation (HRF) he is a one-man liberty storm. But why are most people minion followers of oppression? Why is there few leaders protecting their own rights, and freedoms.

Why do most people ignore suffering and pain inflicted by tyrants of government? Why do a few like Thor Halvorssen and his family take physical beating, so ungrateful future generations of people will be granted a more prosperous life? These questions are the truest essences of human nature, the fortitudinous exemplary of bravery.

Interestingly, Thor Halvorssen is a worldly and notable person of his own heritage. His family waged war on injustices, and suffered great consequences because of it. Yet, a motto from the Halvorssen team is clearly sent to the subjugated, don’t just whisper freedom, use your talent, mind, body, and soul to combat tyranny. Get your hands dirty a little bit, hear the thunder, and call for the mallet of peace.

It hard to name all the culprits of dictatorship in the world; the United States has human rights issues, American Civil Rights claims are abundant. A study by Thor Halvorssen showed that Amnesty International used almost 57% of its energy on United States injustices. So evils of the world boil down to severity, not homeland.

Thor Halvorssen sees civil rights as a global infection, one social disease that can inflict even the strongest of countries. Thor Halvorssen’s organization does not discriminate; all participants only need one basic premise. The principle is to rid the world of tyranny.

The sad part is Thor’s staff is twelve. How can it be, we as modern-day, global accessible, internet connected, compassionate, and church going people that we are, we haven’t been able to make a dent in the preverbal domination from the wicked? It is suggested, half the world is oppressed by malicious tyranny, and Thor and his squad are like superheroes saving the world one struggle at a time.

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Securus Technologies Improves the Video Visitation Experience

The civil and criminal justice industry has been undergoing various transformations that are designed to improve public safety, reduce recidivism, and connect relatives to their family members who are serving jail terms.


Some of the communication systems that are regularly used for inmate communication include telephone services, video visitation, email and various applications. However, most of the communication platforms do not meet the modern standards.


Securus Technologies, a company that was founded in 1986, has stepped in to fill the gap by improving the existing technology to fit modern technology. In 2016, Securus Technologies laid aside an estimated budget of more than $600 million that could be used to support its technical enhancements.


In its first endeavors, Securus has improved video visitation making it an interactive platform whereby inmates are connected to various live events happening back at home. Inmates can follow events like wedding parties, commemorations, and music concerts and give opinions and encouragements.


The upgrades have reduced the distance between an inmate and their families thereby enabling them to participate in family affairs though from prison. Family members can schedule the video visitation from the comfort of their home.


 Inmate communication plays a vital role in an inmate’s rehabilitation. It reduces recidivism and transforms prisoners into persons who are ready to fit into the law abiding society once they complete their sentences. Securus Technology has designed various applications to help inmates pursue educational milestones and acquire life skills that are necessary for life after incarceration.


Since its inception, Securus Technologies has created more than 800 applications. The applications are used to facilitate a broad range of activities within a correctional facility. Some of the services provided using the applications include information management, incident management, investigation, monitoring services, and inmate welfare activities.


Due to their high standards of services, close to 3,450 civil and criminal justice agencies based in US and Canada have contracted the company to provide its services. With such a wide network of correctional facilities, the company is said to be serving more than 1,200,000 inmates by helping them to contact their relatives.


Securus Technologies works with a team of over 1000 employees who are specially positioned to design any application that is required in a modern jail facility. Furthermore, Securus has acquired multiple companies that provide different technological solutions.


Securus has been honored by civil and criminal justice agencies due to their excellent performance as providers of technical innovations and development in the inmates’ communication industry.

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Adam Goldenberg Is The Businessman Of Today

The times have changed when it comes to today’s businesses and that is a good thing. It is quite clear that the old model was not working and it was time to mix it up and try out new things. That is what Adam Goldenberg has been doing since the age of 15 when he started Gamers Alliance. It is quite remarkable that someone that age had the sense, knowledge, and wisdom to know what it takes to stat a business and even go on to sell it. Many people in their late thirties or forties don’t even know how to start a business or where to begin.

He even did what many think is the unthinkable and dropped out of high school. Usually, this ends up in a recipe for failure, as many believe you need that education to succeed and get ahead in business. While Adam Goldenberg would not recommend it to others, it was the right move for him at the time. He had big plans, big goals, and he wanted to set them in motion right way. Instead of being in a classroom, he was in a business room and going after his dreams and pursuing them to the fullest.

His latest business is being run with his co-CEO Don Ressler, also a friend, and that business is JustFab. Once again, Adam Goldenberg is proving that age is only a number and gender is just gender. If someone wants to do something, they can go for it, full throttle and succeed. Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg work really well together and they bounce ideas off each other. Their idea was to start a fashion subscription service that would change the way business was done when it comes to online shopping. When Adam Goldenberg sets out to do something, he does it in a way that is outside-the-box and unusual.

Those are all good things, though, and that is the modern businessman. The modern businessman has changed from the days of a regular suit and tie with a degree in hand on This is a product that is all about leaving customers happy every single month and giving them exactly what they want and nothing less. After all, people work hard for their money, and they should feel as though they are getting the most bang for their buck and walking away with products each month that make them feel beautiful. See:

New Hair With Wen by Chaz Dean

It’s funny how hair can be beautiful and shiny, or it can be a dull mess that wrecks your day. Guess which kind I got? Unfortunately, my hair is oily so it hasn’t helped me in the beauty department. It gets very lank, so curling and styling and having fun with it hasn’t been part of my world. I had given up, but then I heard about a product called Wen hair by Chaz Dean, a Los Angeles hair stylist. I decided to try it.
I got the Sweet Almond Mint scent and it was wonderful. I tried it for a week, using a large amount of product daily, as directed. Wow! I soon had hair that was clean and light, and yes I got a lot of compliments.

Chaz Dean developed this Sephora marketed natural product line as many women are looking for a natural solution to hair problems. I’d never gotten compliments on my hair before, so I felt very transformed by using the Wen product line.

I’ll definitely be using this hair treatment again, and I”m going to try the other scents too, like Fig and Mandarin Orange. These Total Beauty sold products all smell fantastic and they really can turn heavy, dull hair into something that’s head turning. Thank you Chaz!

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