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National BroadBand Plan: It's Impact on The Underserved Communities Nationally

National BroadBand Plan: It's Impact on The Underserved Communities Nationally

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HAUGHTY COSMETICS LAUNCHES IN DC: Launch Event will Benefit Becky’s Fund

HAUGHTY COSMETICS LAUNCHES IN DC: Launch Event will Benefit Becky’s Fund

WASHINGTON DC----- Haughty Cosmetics, a new luxury makeup line founded by Michelle Coyle, will launch in DC with an event benefiting Becky’s Fund, a non profit organization focused on domestic violence awareness and education, on March 10. Haughty’s mission is to empower women to feel beautiful inside and out while raising money and awareness for domestic violence prevention.

Coyle, 29, founded Haughty after realizing that she could make a difference for countless women by combining her love of cosmetics with her passion to end relationship violence. The resulting product line pledges 50 percent of its profits to domestic violence prevention education. “I am so proud to be launching a company founded on one of my core beliefs: that true beauty comes from empowering others”, Coyle said.

Coyle is proud to partner with Becky’s Fund because they share a common life goal: preventing as many young women as possible from entering into violent and unhealthy relationships.

New Healthy Eatery to Open in Clarendon

New Healthy Eatery to Open in Clarendon

South Block Blends will open its doors in Arlington this upcoming summer and offer customers a unique combination of grub: burritos and smoothies. Amir Mostafavi, the owner, said, “South Block Blends will offer “West Coast Style” fresh fruit smoothies.” What is “West Coast Style?” I am from San Diego, and I was even stumped. Mostafavi says, “This means natural ingredients and no sugar or sweeteners added!”

For the last 8 years, Mostafavi has had a store on the George Washington University Campus in Foggy Bottom.  “I love smoothies and I wanted to pair them with another food that people love, burritos! But, I wanted to give the burritos a healthy spin to complement my smoothies,” said Mostafavi. The burritos are kept healthy by using whole-wheat tortillas, brown rice and low-fat cheese.

Salon Daniel Hairstylists Donate Hair Services to Local Teens

Salon Daniel Hairstylists Donate Hair Services to Local Teens

Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. recently treated 54 local teenage girls to a ‘salon day’ in preparation for Pure Fashion Show on Sun., April 3, in Bethesda, Md. The Salon Daniel hair stylists and make-up artists shared their beauty tips and headshots were taken for the Pure Fashion Show program booklet.

 Pure Fashion is a program designed for girls, ages 14 to 18. It is a character formation program that enhances not only a young woman's external appearance, but more importantly, her interior beauty and balanced self confidence.

For more information about Salon Daniel, call 703.893.5000.            

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. 

Arlington Remodeler Wins Three CotY Awards

Arlington Remodeler Wins Three CotY Awards

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With Some Businesses Down, Tackle Box in Georgetown Continues To Grow

With Some Businesses Down, Tackle Box in Georgetown Continues To Grow

While many financial analysts are saying that the economy is on the way up, residue of the recession is still reflected all over Washington…even in Georgetown. 

On the neighborhood’s posh M Street strip, sprinkled here and there between high-end boutiques and Zagat-rated restaurants, are the unfamiliar sights of boarded-up storefronts. 

The past few years have been an adjustment period for many Georgetown businesses, realizing that in hard times members of society often abandon what they want to give themselves the ability to afford what they need.  Some shops in the Georgetown community have fallen victim to this shift; others have managed to stay above water.  And then there’s Jonathan Umble and his fish shack Tackle Box---who are expanding.