Minnesota-Based Accounts Receivable Firm IC System Places Great Emphasis on Community Work

IC System has grown a reputation as one of the nation’s leading accounts receivable companies, famed for their dedication to innovation that ensures they remain at the cutting edge of their industry. Founded in 1938 by Ruth and Jack Erickson, the St. Paul, Minnesota-based firm has seen three generations of ownership within the Erickson family, and has throughout their eighty-year existence maintained a dedication to honesty and ethical behavior.

 

IC System has also placed great emphasis on contributing charitably to the well being of the St. Paul and wider Minnesotan community. This effort, in 1981, resulted in the creation of an in-house charitable organization devoted to channeling the company’s philanthropic mindset into action. This institution, known as the Employee Charitable Help Organization, or ECHO, is made up of volunteers employed at IC System who organize and execute community activities and charity events. In 2016, ECHO was recorded to have raised $32,000 for charity, while volunteers logged more than 500 hours of community service, through initiatives such as food drives, sporting events and food pantry volunteering.

 

Much of ECHO’s event organizing is centered around food drives, which have proven to be one of the more popular volunteer opportunities for the organization’s members and a staple of ECHO’s yearly schedule. Previous food drives have been organized in association with organizations such as the the Hunger Task Force of La Crosse, Emergency Food Shelf in Minnesota, Gillette Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House.

 

The company also holds blood drives at which ECHO volunteers can donate blood aboard a mobile blood drawing station operated by the American Red Cross. These events historically have high numbers of volunteers, with 2016 seeing over fifty pints of blood, capable of saving more than 150 lives, donated by ECHO volunteers.

 

A particular popular drive among ECHO volunteers is the annual Fall Fundraiser, which sees initiatives such as Blankets and Quilts for Kindness gain high numbers of volunteers and donations. In 2016, the drive saw donations of $1,400 and 77 blankets to the local children’s hospital from ECHO volunteers.

Lee May and Beamridge Are Supporting Nemesis Amateur Boxing Club

Boxing Club Fundraiser Support

Lee May is hosting a 10k fundraiser to help the Nemesis Amateur Boxing Club purchase a new minibus. Any money received in the fundraiser will go towards the club to help them with their work. Lee May is a proud sponsor of the club and are happy to be a part of their training improvements and be a part of the grooming of young boxers who can now successfully compete in boxing tournaments. More than boxing, the club works towards the development of our youth. They get the benefit of being in a family environment and groomed with the values instilled by the Nemesis Amateur Boxing Club.

 

About Lee May

Lee May has been a fan of boxing for a long time so he is especially proud himself to be a sponsor of the club. We are all hoping to help Lee May get the extra support he needs to reach his goal of 20k. No matter the size of the donation, it will be greatly appreciated.

 

About Beamridge

Beamridge was founded in 2013 by wealth and construction experts with experienced beyond 100 years. The company holds the highest standard of quality and safety while providing ingenuity and innovation to its projects. The company creates lasting relationships with clients and is a chosen contractor in the market. The company ensures professional, cost-effective service that will please the client beyond expectations.

 

Company Culture

Beamridge believes on sustainable construction practices. The company is eco-friendly and strives for an accident free work environment. The company has built a culture around caring for each other and being responsible for each person’s safety. Beamridge is looking ahead positively at the future. The company’s infrastructure has grown as well as client base and construction services offered. The company is now a provider of Design and Build, Residential and Commercial projects. The company believes in investing and taking care of its most valued assets, which are the people that work for and represent the company.

 

Facts about Nathaniel Ru and Sweetgreen Restaurant

If the legacy of a restaurant could begin from scratch, a lot of the restaurants would need to be like Sweetgreen.

This high -end salad chain which is backed by very big name investors such as Daniel Boulud, Steve Case, and Danny Meyer, highly hits every right note in the food industry of today- fresh, healthy, local and organic. The recipe has reverberated with the diners who normally keep the lines long at 40 locations of Sweetgreen.

Most traditional chains could want to take a lesson about more than food from the co-CEO of the company. The classmates of Georgetown University have been pioneers of tech, and 30% of the transactions of Sweetgreen is carried out through a mobile app or its website. The three are now rethinking the restaurant management strategies.

So that it can be very close to the customers, the sweet green Restaurant has almost fully shut down its corporate office in five times annually so that everybody can do the job in its restaurant.

Recently, the company opened various offices in Los Angeles and operates with no headquarter; the company’s co-CEOs are bi-coastal as they are trying to expand nationally the company.

Ru and his co-CEOs colleagues Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman first met at the University known as Georgetown where they all took a class together on entrepreneurship. The three also have parents who began their very own businesses and also are first-generation immigrants.

Nathaniel Ru is a McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University graduate and graduated in 2007 with BS in finance. Ru together with two Georgetown University graduates started a company known as Sweetgreen which is a fast casual seasonal kitchen with the main focus on local outsourcing and sustainability.

Their very first location was at Georgetown itself. The company has currently expanded to 27 places in 6 states with plans underway to keep growing to the west coast by 2015.

The idea was created from the belief that the local community was in need of a healthy, delicious and an eco-friendly option in dining.

The three company owners highly believe in “food that fits”- your budget, your values, your community, your imagination and your tastes. Read more: Sweetgreen Founder Interview – Nathaniel Ru | Business Insider

In the year 2010, Nathaniel together with his colleagues started Sweetlife which is now largest food and music festival in the region.

The event is attended by 20,000 attendees and is known to feature high profile artists of music and food from the top chefs, food trucks, farmers and local purveyors.

Learn more about Nathaniel Ru:

http://fortune.com/2016/02/18/sweetgreen-entrepreneurs/
https://angel.co/nathaniel-ru

Lacey and Larkin Use Frontera Fund to Champion Human Rights

By virtue of being human, there are norms and principles that seek to control the existence of humanity. These moral norms are defined as human rights because there is a set of standards for human character that are constantly regulated by legal rights as well as international law.

Commonly, the rights are understood as fundamental for the existence of people. In the current century, human rights are significant rights that are inherently entitled to humans by virtue of being part of the society. These rights are entitled to an individual irrespective of their nation, language, culture, ethnicity as well as religion and any additional status in life.

Birth of Human Rights

In essence, human and civil rights co-exist and are applicable in the entire universe. By virtue of being universal, it is highly important to note that the history of human rights stemmed from a tough core in the universe. Amidst war zones, unpleasant treatment among humans, lack of empathy, there was the battle of the wits.

Organizations as well as governments merged to form strong platforms that fought for human rights.

Regarded as empathetic platforms that fight for the rights of humanity in different channels, these organizations have since co-existed to create a comfortable living environment for humans. One such organization is the Open Society Foundations.

Open Society Foundations

Open Society Foundations was established by billionaire George Soros. After experiencing unpleasant childhood coupled with the Nazi regime and killings, Soros learned how to survive in harsh living conditions. Read more: Michael Larcey | Twitter and Jim Larkin |LinkedIn

A young boy then, Soros flee to London in pursuit of education. He was inclined on succeeding despite his past. While at the London School of Economics, he was passionate about economics and how its measures control the money value across the world.

Inspiration

Impressed by the works of Karl Popper, Soros established an organization that presently fights for human rights by fostering acceptance, peace and unity across the world. The Open Society Foundations was founded with the common citizen on mind. The primary aim of this organization is to merge philanthropic organizations that have the same vision.

Through the guidance of George Soros, the Open Society Foundations has extensively expanded to work on enhancing cultural acceptance.

Soros philanthropy dates to 1979 when he started dishing out scholarship to South Africans. It is projected that he was helpful in the facilitation of exchanging ideas to communists through the provision of printers.

Lacey and Larking

The founders of New Times Michael Lacey joined by Jim Larkin the chief executive officer were arrested over allegations that they had revealed grand jury information concerning a high ranking case in their story dubbed Grand Jury Targets. They were put in custody and bailed out after a court hearing that proved their innocence.

Following the case, there was a settlement of $3.79 million. The duo channeled the entire amount to charity works stating that human and civil rights foundations needed the funds.

This is because the people of Arizona can do with the support. Under the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, the amount was channeled to different helpful organizations for immigrants, human and civil rights foundations.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53
http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin