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

Deepak Punia’s career trajectory, records and Sushil Kumar’s support

first_img LIVE TV Written By WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US First Published: 25th September, 2019 17:42 IST Deepak Punia earned the silver medal in the men’s freestyle 86kg final at the World Wrestling Championships. The youngster, who is also the reigning World Junior Champion, had injured his ankle during in his first bout which turned troublesome later. That necessitated his withdrawal from the final where the gold was handed to Iran’s Hassan Aliazam Yazdani. If Punia would have won the match, he could have been the second wrestler to win gold. Only Sushil Kumar had clinched the gold in 2010 in Moscow. “I am a bit disappointed that I couldn’t fight for the gold but I am happy with my overall performance here. I will work hard and the aim is to win a medal in the Olympics,” said Deepak Punia to PTI.Read l Deepak Punia clinches silver, Rahul takes bronze at World C’shipPunia gets his ticket to 2020 OlympicsThe 19-year-old, who became the youngest Indian ever to make it to the finals of the World Championships, also booked his ticket for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Deepak is the fourth Indian wrestler to book his Tokyo tickets this week. Following Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, and Ravi Kumar Dahiya. While each of them has won the bronze medal in the past, Deepak will be the only Indian to return home with a medal a silver.Read l Lure of job brought Deepak Punia to wrestling, here’s his storyDeepak Punia: Wrestling journeyDeepak reportedly took up wrestling to find a good job and settle down. He was even offered the post of a sepoy in the Indian Army back in 2016. But he declined the offer because his friend and wrestler Sushil Kumar reportedly encouraged him to keep wrestling. A few months later, Sushil decided to sponsor Deepak’s career and that forced Deepak to become a full-time wrestler. Though he missed out on a great opportunity to wrestle with one of history’s finest wrestlers, it is imperative to note that the last three years in Deepak’s life is nothing short of a dream. Read l Deepak Punia pulls out of World Wrestling Championship due to injuryDeepak adhered to Sushil’s advice and within three years he bagged big titles. He became a World Cadet champion in 2016 and only last month won the junior world title, becoming only the fourth Indian ever to do so and first in 18 years. Within one month of that feat in Estonia, he found himself face-to-face with his idol and Iranian great Hasan Yazdani for a clash. Read l Deepak Punia reaches World Championship final; books Olympics berth Last Updated: 25th September, 2019 17:42 IST Deepak Punia’s Career Trajectory, Records And Sushil Kumar’s Support Wrestler Deepak Punia, who was set to compete in the men’s freestyle 86kg finals at the World wrestling championships, settled for a silver medal due to injurycenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Adil Khan COMMENT WE RECOMMEND 11 months ago Deepak Punia reaches World Championship final; books Olympics berthlast_img read more