Coffee. The Fresh-Roasted Sensation before Starbucks

Coffee before Starbucks wasn’t just Folgers, Maxwell House and Community Coffee. Any Dallas-ites remember Prestonwood mall? Well, just down from Neiman Marcus and almost across from Dillards, on the second floor was Addison Coffee (I think “Roasters” got added later). Not quite a North Texas institution yet, Addison Coffee Roasters has been delivering fresh roasted coffee to consumers since the 1980s. One of the first…

Athletes who are Good Role Models and Come from all Backgrounds

Looking for an alternative to football? “Them may be fightin’ words in Texas.” Let me try again. How would you like to watch a sport with athletes from all backgrounds, great demonstrations of sportsmanship, and players who smile and love their fans? It’s not NASCAR or Rodeo, but they are great guesses! If you haven’t found Esquire Network’s “American Ninja Warrior” and “Team Ninja Warrior”…

Reminder: Meeting Manners Matter (Hints for Meet and Greets)

After a few decades in HR, I understand that many people cringe when they see HR coming. Thankfully, most of my HR time now is consulting and recruiting. So, people sometimes are even happy to see me. Woo Hoo!  Recently, I had a scheduled office visit (aka meet and greet) for a non-HR matter which reminded me of some basic one-on-one meeting protocols. For years…

What do the EPA, “Shark Tank” PittMoss® and Peat Moss Have in Common?

What do the EPA, “Shark Tank” PittMoss® and Peat Moss Have in Common? Keep reading to find out about federal grants to small businesses and a small business success story. If you aren’t familiar with federal grants for small businesses, you should take a peek at www.sbir.gov . It’s dubbed, “America’s Seed Fund,” and 11 federal agencies have funding projects to award to small businesses….