Last updated on July 1st, 2019 at 12:32 pmMohrMark MohrPresident and chief executive officerFirst Bank Financial Centre“The idea of discovering ‘why’ a company exists has become popular, thanks to author and speaker Simon Sinek. Sinek argues that people don’t buy what you do, but rather why you do it. For First Bank Financial Centre, discovering our ‘why’ began with an examination of our mission statement. A well-crafted mission statement brings customers, employees and company leaders together under a succinct statement that defines what a business stands for. In short, it’s why you exist.“In 2019, we’re celebrating our 160th anniversary, and for generations we’ve offered quality financial products and services. We also donate money to area nonprofits and our employees spend over 15,000 hours a year volunteering. But that’s not why we’re in business; rather, that’s simply what we do.“The real, and harder, question to answer is why we offer those products and services, and support local organizations. We help people save for future goals, buy homes, and start and grow businesses. We support organizations that have a true impact on the lives of those in the communities we serve. “Our ‘why,’ and our mission statement, is ‘Make Lives Better.’ These three words declare to our customers and communities why we’re in business, and provide a mandate to our employees to positively impact those around them.”GramollKirk Gramoll OwnerTeamLogic IT“As the owner of a new technology firm, developing the ‘why’ our company exists started with crafting a mission statement. While there isn’t necessarily a formal reason for a mission statement, it’s an important exercise that helps employees and key stakeholders to grapple with the ‘big questions’ and crystalize ideas on what really matters. It’s a chance to explore both on-the-ground reasons behind our company’s existence and the higher purpose we hope to imbue. Our mission statement has also become a critical reference point to measure reality against our goals.“At TeamLogic IT, our mission is to ‘make technology an asset for small and medium-sized businesses by providing solutions for companies to be more efficient, secure and successful.’ By sharing a common purpose between employer, employees and our clients, our work extends beyond punching the clock. Our mission is tied to the success of clients: their wins are our wins; same for their losses. “Additionally, our core values (concepts like respect, empowerment and a commitment to excellence) were developed during a team meeting that required real, transparent conversations. By creating a dialogue about the ‘why’ behind work, our team can hold the business accountable and, ultimately, work more effectively. A common vision touches on all aspects of business – from recruitment to client relationships to how we define success.” BjellaRoss BjellaFounder and chief executive officerAlithias Inc.“Alithias provides patient advocacy services to help employees navigate our complex health care system. We found that the better we understood our customer, the more passionate we became about our ‘why.’“Early-stage companies often create solutions that address a specific market opportunity. The solution is often more about improving how something is done, such as by developing a new technology or more efficiently providing a service. At Alithias, we initially thought our ‘why’ was simply ‘to create better software.’ But as we observed how customers used the software and asked many, many questions to understand their true needs, our ‘why’ changed dramatically. “Alithias’ driving mission is to provide our clients an excellent health care benefits experience, from certifying the procedure to ensuring all the accompanying paperwork is processed correctly. Creative software is just one way we do this. Understanding what our customers really wanted allowed us to create additional high-value services, including some that had nothing to do with software. “Understanding the ‘why’ required a commitment to understand our customers’ deepest needs. The result was a solution much bigger than our initial idea.” Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
Rendering of the OneNorth project in Bayside.Last updated on June 18th, 2019 at 03:47 pmAfter its proposed development that included a 30-story residential building in the village of Bayside failed to receive approval by village officials, Milwaukee-based developer Cobalt Partners LLC has submitted a new set of plans that include cutting the number of stories of the tower in half and constructing a new library.Bayside village manager Andy Pederson announced in an email newsletter sent out this morning that the village had received a request from Cobalt Partners and LaMacchia Holdings LLC to establish zoning and development parameters for the site at the northwest corner of Port Washington and Brown Deer Roads. The site is located just east of Interstate 43.While the request doesn’t provide specific development plans, it would allow a residential tower no higher than 15 stories to be built on the western portion of the site, closest to the interstate, and buildings no higher than five stories on the eastern portion. According to the newsletter, the proposed mixed-use development could include a new North Shore Library, Class A office space, luxury owner-occupied or rental residential units, destination-oriented retail and restaurants or coffee shops, among other things.This proposal replaces the $200 million OneNorth project announced last year by Cobalt Partners. That project included a 30-story apartment tower with 260 to 280 units. It additionally called for 10 townhouses and 72,000 square feet of retail with another 50 to 90 units above that, along with 60,000 to 100,000 square feet of office space.Scott Yauck, president and chief executive officer of Cobalt Partners, said the new proposal would likely have around 200,000 square feet of office space. The library would be about 25,000 square feet and would sit next to public green space. Yauck did not provide a specific number of residential units, since that number will depend on the results of updated market studies and on the specific size of the residential tower.The North Shore Library is currently trying to raise money to pay for renovations to its existing space in Glendale. Yauck said even with updates, that space is too small to fit its needs. He added that his group is in talks with the library about moving to the new site.“There’s interest and we’re trying to work through the possibility of making that work,” he said.Yauck said the project addresses some of the concerns that residents had regarding the OneNorth development, specifically their worries about the height of the building. The proposed 30-story tower would have been the first high-rise in the North Shore.“We spent many months analyzing the possibilities there and we tried to be respectful of input from some members of the community that had issues with the height,” he said. “We think we’ve addressed that as best we can and still have a project that’s viable.”Yauck added, “we think it’s a great asset for the community.”Village officials canceled an October meeting when the Community Development Authority was expected to vote on a proposed $42.6 million tax incremental financing district that would help pay for the project.The newsletter notes that the next steps for consideration of this new proposal starts with a pre-petition conference with the village’s Plan Commission, which is tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 18. From there, the development will go through a number of public hearings and require a recommendation from the Plan Commission and approval from the Village Board. The board would also consider a separate development agreement related to the project.Assuming the Village Board adopts both the preliminary development plans and development agreement, each building and structure that would subsequently be proposed for the project site would also need to go through an approval process.Any proposed city financing to facilitate the development would also be considered separately. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
MOST READ Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike Painters refuse to go quietly It’s funny how in one of the Cebu city fires, the blame was placed on children playing with matches. Why so? Where were their parents?People should also be concerned about the proper handling of firecrackers. We should all be extra careful to prevent accidents during the holiday season.The fires have taught us hard lessons about managing crowded neighborhoods. Roads leading to interior portions should not be further constricted by building tenements along them narrowing access to the point where fire trucks find it difficult to reach the stricken area.The Cebu city government is reblocking some of the areas to widen roads to help residents and fire trucks gain easier access during an emergency.* * *I welcome the latest report that the new Cebu City Medical Center will be built in the South Road Properties (SRP), particularly behind the San Pedro Calungsod shrine. This would make the area more alive. It’s a better choice than the site initially selected, though Architect Yumi Espina raised concern about peace and order there. I think that when an activity is held there, this concern can be addressed by the police and city government.The latest proposed site is accessible to the public. I am hoping that the BOPK-dominated council would not make it hard for this noble project to push through. I still expect them to place all kinds of obstacles to delay it just because any project of the mayor is not good for them.What is important is the people and how to best serve the interest, welfare and health of the people of the City of Cebu. Read Next Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What I think soured the entire conversation was Roxas’s sharp reminder that the mayor was a Romualdez and the president is an Aquino.In a way that sounded like Roxas was politicking in the midst of a calamity which is out of place. I believe Roxas was just being careful because he didn’t want to put political color in the national government’s role in Tacloban City after the storm.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeMar Roxas allegedly requested that a letter be written to the president to legalize the whole matter but some are saying that it was no time for red tape to get in the way of an emergency response.It would be best for both parties to talk things over, put the issue to rest and concentrate on rebuilding areas devastated by Yolanda. Secretary Dinky Soliman is correct in pointing out that the controversy is not helping anyone especially those who are suffering major loss from typhoon Yolanda. WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine The latest controversy that has gone viral is the confrontation between Secretary Mar Roxas and Tacloban City Mayor Fred Romualdez. I used to work for Mar Roxas as one of his campaign staff and found him a gentleman, very deliberate and careful especially in handling sensitive matters.Roxas is a very honest person and is against any graft and corruption. But the video which Mar Roxas said was spliced to put him and the Aquino administration in a bad light. He insisted that the entire video be shown. He released a transcript of the meeting in Tacloban which took place shortly after typhoon Yolanda struck on Nov. 9.ADVERTISEMENT PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege * * *MORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipMORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipIn a single week, four fires struck Metro Cebu. Two in Cebu City ate up houses in barangays Carreta and Tejero then in Quiot and Kinasang. Then last Friday, fire razed a neighborhood in sitio Lemonsito in barangay Umapad in Mandaue City.People should be very vigilant especially with Christmas fast approaching. Families should use good-quality Christmas lights, not cheap goods from China that are substandard in quality.Be careful also about rotational brownouts which prompt households to use candles and kerosene lamps. In the Mandaue fire, a knocked over lamp was identified as one of the suspected causes of the fire.What’s common in the four areas was the presence of informal settlers who illegally tap electricity from neighbors, another practice that has been identified as a fire hazard.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip View comments
Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip Read Next Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege THE first Philippine-based Filipino fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) David “Scarecrow” Galera of Team Lakay bowed down to Singapore’s Royston Wee in UFC Fight Night 34 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore Saturday night.Galera, who was pointed out by many as the hope for the Philippines’ future in the UFC, came out short after he lost to Wee via unanimous decision, 30-26, in their bantamweight fight.ADVERTISEMENT PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Wee showed his prowess in ground fighting by scoring a slam-takedown in the opening seconds and maintained his position on top of Galera in the entire first round. Wee dominated each round by using his excellent wrestling skills, keeping Galera on the ground. Wee kept on repeating his takedowns, which contributed huge points en-route to the victory.Galera landed some kicks and couple of solid shots to Wee but an untimely illegal kick killed the former’s hope of winning the bout after he was deducted a point.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionMeanwhile, Fil-American Jon delos Reyes completed the Filipino fighter’s winless night after he was forced to submission by American Dustin Kimura via an armbar at the 2:13 mark of the first round. /CORRESPONDENT DALE G. ROSAL WITH REPORTS FROM MMAJUNKIE.COM It’s time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del Rosario MOST READ WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execs Painters refuse to go quietly LATEST STORIES Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements View comments
Prepared by FFWPU NepalA 2-day simultaneous Divine Principle seminar was conducted nationwide thru the satellite office of the FFWPU-Nepal from eastern to western part of Nepal. The seminar was aiming to educate the college and university student. This activity is to answer True Mother’s call to educate the future generation of today. As True Mother stressed the value and important of the character education to the millennials.Special CIG Envoy to Nepal hon. Ek Nath Dhakal and FFWPU-Nepal president Santosh kumar Paudel set the special condition to respond the call of True Mother. In this condition, the top leader and prominent school leader are the top priority to invite in the said program. This was conducted to more than 20 chapters of FFWPU office.Most of the attendees are the youth ambassador for peace, witnessed thru social activities such as CARP, YSP-YFWP and Tong Il Moo-Do program. Interested participants are send to the higher level of educational program of Youth Leadership Training-International, 21 Day Life style Training and Youth Conferences-International.Through this program, reshaping the millennial to the bright direction could help the Building prosperous and peaceful nation.
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5/16/2017, 3:06 p.m. Print By Jacqueline Cain· 000 Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. You Can Visit the Spencer Brewery in June The central Mass. destination is the only Trappist brewery outside of Europe. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Father Isaac Keeley inside the state-of-the-art brewhouse at Spencer Brewery. / Photo by Pat Piasecki for “TRAPPIST TALE“Massachusetts is home to more than 100 visitable breweries, but one particular producer isn’t typically open to the public. That’s not the case on June 24, when the Spencer Brewery, the only Trappist brewery outside of Europe, hosts its second annual open house.The monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey, like all Trappist monks, live a life of prayer and work. Brewing appeals to that lifestyle, brewery director Father Isaac Keely previously told Boston Home.“You have to be attentive, but it’s relatively recollective and prayerful,” he said.For more than a decade, the Spencer Brewery has created traditional Trappist styles, like a fruity Belgian ale and more recently, an IPA, pilsner, imperial stout, and more, to support its monastery. The brewhouse hosted its first-ever open house last summer, and it was apparently a success: The event returns next month, MetroWest Daily News blogger Norm Miller—the Beer Nut—first reported.The day will include brewery tours and tastings, as well as an opportunity to buy beer, glassware, T-shirts, and other swag. This year, the Spencer Fire Department is hosting a chicken barbecue benefit during the festivities, too.It might be an annual event now, but the Spencer Brewery open house is still a unique opportunity.Priced a la carte, cash only, Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spencer Brewery, 167 North Spencer Rd., Spencer, spencerbrewery.com, Facebook.
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Identified in Paradise Papers The football executive has holdings in the offshore tax haven of Bermuda. Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Photo via AP/Ben MargotRobert Kraft has holdings in an offshore company that could be used to skirt U.S. taxes, the leaked Paradise Papers reveal.The Guardian reports that the Patriots owner is one of several American sports executives with ties to tax havens like Bermuda, where the firm Kraft owns is located. The Paradise Papers contain more than 13 million files spanning 19 offshore locales and provide insight into the financial lives of some of the richest people on Earth. Bermuda is a popular tax haven because it imposes no income, capital gains, or estate taxes. According to the Guardian, in exchange for an annual fee, the company—which a June 2012 file lists Kraft as the sole owner of—paid no taxes on its incomes, profits, or dividends.A Kraft spokesman told the Guardian that the company, though seemingly nefarious, was “not organized or maintained for any reason other than to facilitate doing business in any particular location and decisions are not income tax motivated.” Must have just been an added bonus.Kraft was not the only Boston-based owner identified in the Paradise Papers. The Guardian reports Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca was pegged to Virgin Voyages, a privately held cruise line incorporated in Bermuda in 2014. Pagliuca was listed as one of six directors of the company, and a Virgin Voyages spokesman told the Guardian that nothing out of the ordinary is going on there.Also named in the papers are Miami Heat owner Micky Arison and Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Print 11/10/2017, 2:57 p.m. 000 By Hayley Glatter·
Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. Photo provided / Pictured left to right: Cory McGee, Lisanne de Witte, Bev Ramos, and Stephanie GarciaIf you need a little inspiration to go out and hit those training miles, or maybe a boost of confidence for a big presentation you have coming up at work, you’ll want to watch this music video from Boston-based sneaker masters New Balance.The video, featuring the song “Start a Riot” by the all-female band Beginners, is a representation of female runners who are “in Pursuit” and is intended to inspire all women who are constantly reaching for their goals and pushing past boundaries previously set for them. Needless to say, there’s some major #girlpower going on in this one.Four New Balance female runners, including Lisanne de Witte, a sprinter from the Netherlands; Stephanie Garcia, a steeplechase, or obstacle course runner, from the United States; Bev Ramos, a middle/long distance runner from Puerto Rico; and Cory McGee, a Boston-based professional middle distance runner, are the focal point of the video. They can be seen running, jumping rope, and working through agility ladders while showing off the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit—a lightweight and breathable running shoe.“Through this high-energy music video, we are not only bringing to life the momentum of the song to encourage physical movement,” Allie Tsavdarides, New Balance director of global marketing, said in a press release. “But we hope to tap into an inner drive and momentum of women in their own personal pursuits.”Not only were the stars of the video female, but the director and producer were, too. Produced by Tessa Films and directed by Brooklyn-based director Lauren Sick, they thoughtfully combined sight and sound to empower and inspire the viewer.“We are all on a journey,” Tsavdarides said in the release. “Our goal for this project was to channel the potential energy in each of us and to encourage all of you amazing women to keep rocking.” By Tessa Yannone· 10010 Print Fitness New Balance Just Launched This Feminist Feel-Good Music Video It represents women who are “in Pursuit” and features Boston-based professional runner Cory McGee. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* 1/29/2019, 1:00 p.m.
Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! 012 By Alyssa Vaughn· Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* 7/10/2019, 4:06 p.m. News Wayfair Employees Are Having a Town Hall to Discuss Next Actions Two weeks after the Wayfair walkout, employees are still lobbying leadership to cease business with migrant detention centers. Print Photo by Alyssa VaughnLast month’s Wayfair walkout drew national attention and crowds of supporters. Two weeks later, the organizers want to make sure they haven’t been forgotten.“You may be wondering what we’re up to,” reads a tweet from the @wayfairwalkout account posted Tuesday afternoon. “We haven’t heard from leadership after a second petition of over 500 names, so employees are having a town hall on Friday to decide what’s next for us. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us so far!”You may be wondering what we’re up to; we haven’t heard from leadership after a second petition of over 500 names, so employees are having a town hall on Friday to decide what’s next for us. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us so far!— wayfairwalkout (@wayfairwalkout) July 10, 2019Employees of the Boston-based furniture retailer staged the initial walkout to protest the company’s contract selling bedding to an immigrant detention center at the U.S.-Mexico border.According to an employee, Wayfair recently agreed to supply about $200,000 worth of beds and bed frames to the government contractor BCFS to stock a new facility built to detain as many as 3,000 migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. The employee, who asked not to be named, says that Wayfair stands to make about $86,000 in profit from the deal.Over 500 Wayfair employees signed a letter opposing the sale. Company executives declined to stop selling the beds to the facility, writing, “it is our business to sell to any customer who is acting within the laws of the countries within which we operate.” The morning of the protest, Wayfair announced the company would donate $100,000 to the Red Cross, but walkout organizers pointed out that the Red Cross is not involved in the facilities they object to.Wayfair did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Boston.