July 24, 2014

Meet our 2014 Summer Interns!

Every summer we are fortunate to welcome a group of students to our company for our summer internship program. This program is a great opportunity for the company; these bright young minds always bring a fresh perspective to our workplace, and the students are able to return to school with real-world experience. These interns are hard at work on a very diverse array of projects across the company, and they help us to accomplish many goals. Our HR department creates a comprehensive program, complete with training, mentoring and hands-on experience. We also think it’s important to create an environment where these students can get to know each other, collaborate across departments, and interact with management at all levels of the company. With that goal in mind, this year’s intern program included a luncheon that I hosted, a Speaker Series featuring five executives, a welcome event on our rooftop, an outing to see the musical Aladdin, and a special viewing of the US playing in the World Cup. Two of our interns, Michael Goldman and Gabriella Czarniak, helped document several of these events to share on my blog.  A special thanks to Live Love Pop for providing snacks for our soccer viewing event.  Photo credit: Vincent Tam

July 23, 2014

ULIVjava – A Really Great Coffee

Mary Tedesco has been my personal trainer for the past ten years. Mary and her friend, Kathleen Schoen, a clinical nutritionist, co-founded ULIVjava, a company that seeks to create and promote truly healthy, great-tasting, superior coffee products. After tasting ULIVjava, I partnered up with Mary and Kathleen to bring you this delicious, organic, fair-trade coffee, which is infused with vitamins, minerals, and herbs, making it super-nutritious. Presently, there are two ready-to-drink iced coffees and three ground coffees.  Last week, the ULIVjava team went to a couple of my gyms in the Hamptons to promote these products.  I love everything ULIVjava stands for – health and wellness with your daily coffee!

July 22, 2014

I Hosted A KitchenAid Cook For the Cure Event

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It gave me great pleasure to host the KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen teams at our MSLO offices along with select bloggers to celebrate and share the 1,000 Cooks for the Cure initiative, which benefits Komen’s lifesaving work. Komen is, of course, the most widely known, largest, and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States. After joining forces, these two teams have raised more than $9.5 million for the fight against breast cancer. The program’s 1,000 Cooks for the Cure initiative, encourages home cooks to gather family, friends, and colleagues to host their own fundraising parties between July 18-27. Funds are raised by asking guests to make a donation in any amount to Komen, in lieu of bringing wine, flowers, or a gift for the host. If you’re interested in hosting such an event, click here.