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Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

While it may seem odd at first to find vegetables in vending machines, the country is about to see this not only become a trend, but find out it’s here to stay! This food revolution comes as a result of the vending machine make-over by a San Diego-based company that has franchises stretching from one end of the country to the other.

"People have had enough of all the unhealthy food options. They really want something more nutritious, today,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Until now, getting something healthier might not have included convenience, which is something else that people want. So we have paired the two in a perfect combination.”

Kadoo | A Local Company Takes on the Big Boys in Cloud

Kadoo | A Local Company Takes on the Big Boys in Cloud

Exclusive interview with Kurt Baumann and Donna Hemmert, owners of Kadoo in Great Falls. To read the full article, visit Modern DC Business Magazine's website.

Your company’s name is Kadoo. How did you come up with it? Is there a meaning or a story behind it?

 We actually acquired Kadoo with its name in place. But, we really loved the name. And, apparently, it means “community” in Chinese, which we really like.

New Credit Rules One Year Later: What Effect has it had?

One year after new credit card regulations were enacted to stop some questionable billing practices and where are we? 

  • Over the limit penalty charges have been dramatically decreased. Previously, card holders could be hit with over the limit charges that effectively kept them over the limit. Now that has been curtailed enough where the monthly payment can be applied to the actual balance owed.

 

  • Before the new rules, card issuers would routinely approve transactions that would cause cardholders to exceed their limits resulting in the dreaded over the limit fees. Now customers cannot be penalized for going over their limits unless they say they want such transactions to go through.

 

The National Broadband Plans' Impact on the Underserved: And What Does It Mean?

Since the announcement regarding the National Broadband Plan efforts - we have seen and heard of education and training centers proping up all over the country. Assisting residents in learning how to use and benefit from getting on the internet.But, with all these efforts - how does it affect the underserved communities?

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute Invites you to a Technology Policy Forum on

The National Broadband Plan and the Underserved 

One Year Later

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC  20045

Bridging the Generation Gap in Egypt and the American Workplace

The historical transfer of power in Egypt has seen the departure of an entrenched 82-year-old dictator and a movement toward a democratically elected government where young Egyptians will have a major voice in politics and policies of the future.  A major key to a successful transition that will allow Egypt to move forward as a stable, innovative nation lies in respect and understanding between generations.

The same is true with American businesses.

Innovation is the intersection of the past and present that leads to the future.  That’s why it is so important that business leaders publicly acknowledge the contribution of each generation, applaud the unique strengths brought to the table by workers of different ages, and encourage everyone to share their viewpoints as a way to make a strong team even stronger. 

Showhomes Luxury Home Staging Launches in Potomac and Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Showhomes Luxury Home Staging Launches in Potomac and Bethesda-Chevy Chase
'Home staging with a twist' comes to Close-in Montgomery County

POTOMAC, Md., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Showhomes home staging is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest location, Showhomes Potomac, serving the communities of Potomac and neighboring Bethesda-Chevy Chase in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Showhomes provides full home staging with fine furniture and qualified live-in home managers to keep formerly vacant houses in "show-to-sell" condition, ensuring optimal showings at a moment's notice. Business development manager Scott Cillay explained, "We breathe new life into vacant listings that previously failed to stir buyer emotion. Price reductions don't achieve this, and only leave sellers more vulnerable to lowball offers."

Who Knew Chocolate & Wine Could be so Good? Linganore Wine Celebrates "Cask to Kisses' Wine Tasting

Who Knew Chocolate & Wine Could be so Good? Linganore Wine Celebrates "Cask to Kisses' Wine Tasting

One of Maryland's finest wineries is offering a Valentine's Day deal too hard to pass up.

For $8.00 per plate, customers get the chance to sample:

  • Delicious chocolates paired with select wines
  • Award-winning wine tastings
  • Guided tours of the winery
  • Information on pairing from our staff

Enjoy a warm, cordial atmosphere inspired by great wines, fun times and wonderful visitors who make these events such memorable affairs.