Sun-Maid shines on innovation, shows the whole fruit’s possibilities as the company commits to the imagination

Sun-Maid‘s imagination has already transformed the humble raisin into a range of whole fruit-based snacks that are delicious and better-for-you. And while the quest to invent new whole fruit snacks continues, the iconic raisin brand is now bringing imagination to life through a company-wide commitment.

As part of the new “Imagine That” campaign, Sun-Maid will appoint it’s first “Board of Imagination,” pulling together some of its newly-titled research and development department, insights team and executives with the most imaginative minds – kids.

As its first order of business, Sun-Maid’s Board of Imagination will grant its employees a paid company holiday: “Imagination Day.” Sun-Maid’s Imagination Day will take place on April 30, which is also National Raisin Day, when Sun-Maid will encourage staff to take part in an activity that will enrich their thinking … Read more

By: Jamie Bruning-Miles, CEO, YMCA of San Francisco

On March 16, 2020, the shelter-in-place order was instituted in California. On March 17, 2020, we held our first Pop-Up Y Kids emergency childcare program at our YMCA location in San Francisco’s Mission District. 

That initial Pop-Up Y Kids on March 17 would be the first of many to come. In fact, the program has evolved into what we now call Community Hubs — comprehensive programs comprising childcare, academics, enrichment opportunities, and physical activity, of which we now have about 30 across the Bay Area. Pop-Up Y Kids would also serve as the catalyst for a number of YMCA initiatives aimed at supporting essential workers, families, and kids through the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. 

We’re proud that what we’re delivering to our YMCA San Francisco community hasn’t changed — we just began delivering it in a different way in 2020.

The initial pop-up
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If you are one of the two and a half million landlords in the UK, do you know everything you need to know about landlord insurance? Have you got the right coverage? And do you know how much landlord insurance is?

What type of insurance do I need as a landlord?

Landlord insurance is not a legal requirement, but it is definitely recommended. Mainly because conventional home insurance won’t cover you for rental activities.

By renting out your property, you increase your level of risk because you are not the one living at the property – your tenants are. So landlord insurance is more about covering the risk of things like non-payment of rent or damage by tenants, as well as what a ‘normal’ home insurance policy would cover.

What responsibilities do I have as a landlord?

There are certain things that you need to do as a landlord in … Read more

In 2014, a group of university students in Beijing founded Ofo, a bike-sharing startup that let customers scan QR codes to rent bikes for short rides around cities, picking up and dropping off the bikes wherever they wished.

The convenience and ease of dockless bike shares spawned competing startups like Mobike and Bluegogo, with each brand distinguished by the bright colors of its bicycles. The bikes became ubiquitous on the streets and sidewalks of China’s biggest cities, and the startups attracted billions in investments, turning founders like Dai Wei, the CEO of Ofo, into celebrity entrepreneurs.

But four years later, at least five Chinese bike-share startups had gone bankrupt, and a Chinese court revealed in June 2019 that Ofo, the sector’s pioneer that was once valued at more than $2 billion, had “basically no assets” and was unable to pay the significant debts it owed to suppliers and customers.

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February might not seem like the most festive month, especially since we just experienced the whirlwind of holidays that come at the end of November and last through to the new year. But actually, when you look at the calendar, you can see that February is filled with meaningful reasons to celebrate.

First of all, February is Black History Month, an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the contributions of the Black community in the U.S. You could use this as an opportunity to give back to meaningful causes, or if your business is Black-owned, to tell your own story and share what being a Black-owned business means to you.

Apart from that, February is also packed with other cultural celebrations and holidays.

February 2021 holidays

Just a few of the major holidays that will be celebrated in February 2021 are:

  • February 12 — Lunar New Year, this year
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