Waitsfield’s Liz Lovely discusses success in tough times on NPR

first_imgLiz Lovely, Inc. received national exposure when company co-founders Liz and Dan Holtz were featured on The Story, a nationally syndicated program on National Public Radio, on Thursday, March 5th. The show was one in an on-going series called What s Working? Who s Working? that focuses on people and companies that are thriving despite the downturn in the economy.During the 30-minute interview, host Dick Gordon cited pundits who have said survival is the measure of success in 2009. Liz responded, People are saying that to us this year and we re thinking, that was our story last year. Liz and Dan elaborated to listeners on how they turned their embattled business around in 2008 despite a failed West Coast expansion and unserviceable debts for new equipment.Mr. Gordon s asked them about the resuscitation of the business to which the founders credited creative solutions like new products, such as Gluten Free cookies, an e-commerce website, and shipping directly to retailers rather than focusing on a big distributor. Through the process of almost going out of business we actually learned how to write a business plan, Dan said. For the first time in a few years, the business is actually on track to grow significantly this year.Liz and Dan were also very candid about their marriage and how the challenges in their business affected their 15 year relationship. Mr. Gordon skillfully maneuvered the interview into very personal territory for the couple, which may have contributed significantly to listener appeal.According to Andy Campbell, Marketing Coordinator, We received a number of positive emails and calls from listeners, especially people who were inspired by Liz and Dan s personal struggles while trying to stay in business. The Story with Dick Gordon debuted in February 2006 and has grown from a weekly local broadcast to a daily national broadcast airing in more than 60 cities across the country. The audio from the show can be found at www.thestory.org(link is external) and at www.lizlovely.com(link is external).Liz Lovely, Inc. bakes and distributes Certified Organic and Certified Vegan cookies and dark chocolate products to leading natural foods retailers throughout the country. They also recently launched a line of Gluten Free cookies with three more flavors slated for an April release. Liz Lovely makes its products and eco-friendly gift samplers available for consumers, corporate gifts, and events directly from their website. The company s socially responsible mission is summed up in their tagline, Baking a DifferenceTM. Liz Lovely was founded in 2003 by high school sweethearts Liz and Dan Holtz and is located in the Green Mountains of Vermont. For more about Liz Lovely, visit www.lizlovely.com(link is external).Waitsfield, Vermont (March 10th, 2009)last_img read more

January 15, 2004 News and Notes

first_img January 15, 2004 News & Notes News and Notes Robin Rosenberg of ARC Mediation in West Palm Beach recently discussed the mediation and arbitration process with the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., in Port St. Lucie. Sue Murphy, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., Tampa, recently addressed commercial real estate professionals at the International Council of Shopping Centers Centerbuild Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Murphy presented “Project Entitlements, Permitting and Impact Fees: How to Save Time and Money in the Process.” Mark Delegal participated in a panel discussion at the University of Florida College of Law, sponsored by the Florida Law Review, titled “The Future of Med Mal in Florida: Is the Malpractice Insurance, Liability, and Litigation Reform Act the Right Prescription?” Carolyn Salzmann of Akerman Senterfitt in Orlando has been appointed to a three-year term on the City of Orlando Code Enforcement Board by Mayor Buddy Dyer. Mark H. Schlein of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., Miami, recently published “The Ten Commandments. . . for Preventing a Government Investigation,” in the November 11 edition of Florida Medical Business. Peter Reinert of the Orlando office of Akerman Senterfitt presented “Exit Strategies for BioScience Investors” at the BioFlorida Conference. Ronald A. Christaldi, of Tampa’s de la Parte & Gilbert spoke at the joint annual conference of the Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, Florida Healthcare Corporate Compliance Association, and the Florida Society of Hospital Physician Executives. His presentation was titled “Strategies for Effective Auditing and Reporting of Clinical Trials.” Mirta “Mikki” Canton of Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Miami was honored as the first Cuban-American woman named to the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Canton also recently received the Lalique Legacy Patron of the Arts Award in recognition of her work on behalf of the Arts in South Florida. Lisa Marie Macci, Boca Raton, and Margherita Downey, West Palm Beach, recently spoke on AM 1230’s Coach Judy Radio Show on their experiences in the family court, both as legal advocates and as parties in a divorce. One of the issues discussed was the rights of children to access both parents after divorce and the family court’s refusal to protect those rights. Doug Kelly of the Orlando office of Holland & Knight has been appointed an adjunct professor at the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando. He will teach Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights. Robert P. Charbonneau of Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin P.L., Miami, has become as president-elect of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida. George H. Mazzarantani of Abel, Band, Russell, Collier, Pitchford & Gordon, Sarasota, has been named to the National Cemetery Advisory Committee by Congresswoman Katherine Harris. The committee’s role will be assisting in the establishment of a National Cemetery in Sarasota. William A. Grimm of GrayRobinson in Orlando was recently appointed chair of the Advisory Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Crummer Graduate School of Business of Rollins College. Brett A. Panter of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., Miami, has been recognized as a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security, serving as a U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary pilot. Andrew Gold of Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin P.L., Miami, presented “Mediation, Arbitration, and Settlement Strategies in Mold Related Construction Disputes” at the Construction Defect and Mold Litigation Conference in Las Vegas. Barry Nelson of Nelson & Levine, P.A., North Miami Beach, presented “Transfer of Partnership Interests to Charitable Lead Trusts” at The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s 2003 fall meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. He also presented “Current Trends and Traps in Estate Planning 2003-2004” the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants at meeting in Orlando. Nelson has been reappointed as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami Law School graduate program in taxation where he will be teaching an estate planning workshop this spring. Eduardo Palmer, Chair, International Litigation and Arbitration Group of Steel Hector & Davis, spoke on the use of multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses in Latin America at the ICC conference in Miami. ” Carl D. Roston, of Akerman Senterfitt, Miami, has become chair of the Florida Venture Forum. Kristin Adamson of Novey, Mendelson & Adamson, Tallahassee, has been appointed to the Florida Supreme Court’s Committee on Privacy and Court Records, which will work on a statewide policy regarding electronic access to court records. Edward M. Waller, Jr., Fowler White Boggs Banker, Tampa, has been elected to the board of directors of the Tampa Museum of Art. Danielle K. Brewer, of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., West Palm Beach, has been elected a Fellow of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association. Braulio L. Baez of Miami has been elected as chair of the Florida Public Service Commission for a two-year term that will begin this month. Tony Hernandez III of Cape Canaveral has been appointed to serve on the Cape Canaveral Hospital Board of Trustees and will continue to serve as vice-president of the Cape Canaveral Hospital District Board of Directors. David Pratt, of David Pratt and Associates, P.A., was a speaker at the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council meeting and at the Suncoast Estate Planning Council. He presented “Bad Facts Are Making Bad Law: Putting Our Clients in a Defensive Posture in Order to Avoid a Successful IRS Attack Under Section 2036 in Family Limited Partnership Cases” January 15, 2004 News and Noteslast_img read more

WBB : Strong shooting performance from guards Morrow, Harris help SU pull away in 2nd half

first_imgHARTFORD, Conn. Quentin Hillsman called this one of the more complete games that his starting guards have put together. For just the second time in five weeks, Erica Morrow and Tasha Harris combined for more than 20 points. And it couldn’t have come at a better time.‘I thought that Erica and Tasha probably played one of the more complete games they’ve played all year as far as taking care of the ball and being strong and making great decisions,’ said the SU head coach Hillsman.After a stretch of games in which SU eeked out four wins in five games behind scoring from its interior players, the contributions of Morrow and Harris led to the first dominant win since Feb. 12 against Villanova.The senior duo combined for 21 points Friday in Syracuse’s 74-44 victory over Seton Hall in the first round of the Big East tournament in the XL Center. The scoring of Morrow and Harris fueled a 12-1 run to start the second half that allowed SU to pull away for its most lopsided conference victory of the season.After a first half in which the Pirates hung around courtesy of defensive mistakes by the Orange, the guards quickly put the game out of reach just minutes into the second. A nine-point advantage grew to 20 after less than five minutes of play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We came out of halftime feeling like we had to pack it in a bit since Alexander and Hemingway had 22, I think, of their 33 points in the first half,’ Seton Hall coach Anne Donovan said. ‘Then they came right out and killed it from the 3-point line, so right away that game plan went out the window.’In this case, ‘they’ was Morrow and Harris. The latter opened the second half with a 3-pointer from the top of the key. One possession later, Iasia Hemingway drew a double team at the free-throw line and found Morrow wide open in the left corner for another 3. This triggered the run that put the game out of reach.Overall, the pair finished the game a perfect 4-of-4 from beyond the arc. That led the SU offense to match its best shooting performance of the season from long range. Syracuse finished 6-of-12 to equal the 50 percent it shot against St. Francis back on Dec. 28.And for a team that came into the game dead last in the conference and 244th out of 279 teams nationally, the 3-point percentage was a surprising performance.‘Historically, that hasn’t been something that they’ve been successful with,’ Donovan said.All of Harris’ nine points were courtesy of 3-pointers. She tallied a season-high nine points but has still failed to reach double figures this season.After that opening streak to start the half, SU’s interior players had more space inside. Donovan said that her guards couldn’t pack it in as much defensively, which took pressure off the Orange’s trio of Hemingway, Kayla Alexander and Shakeya Leary.Those three players netted 12 points in the game’s final 15 minutes once Morrow and Harris had loosened up the defense from the outside.‘Our post players have been our bread and butter,’ Morrow said. ‘They’ve been the key to our offense this year, so to take the pressure off them a little bit we as guards need to hit shots from the outside just to spread the defense out a little more to give Kayla and Iasia open looks under the basket.’In spite of the outburst by Morrow and Harris, Hillsman insists that his team’s offensive focus will not change. All season long, his guards have looked to throw the ball inside first and shoot second.It’s gotten them 22 wins so far, and he sees no reason to change. If the Orange’s opponents can shut down the inside game, then so be it. But at least now other teams have something else to think about defensively.‘We’re going to do what we do and that’s throw the ball to the high post and throw the ball down low,’ Hillsman said. ‘If anybody stops that, they’re going to probably win the basketball game.‘But obviously with our wings now hitting some shots, you can’t help off of us as much. And that’s going to make us a little bit tougher.’mjcohe02@syr.edu Comments Published on March 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more