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Alaska Airlines is Doing Well by Doing Good

Alaska Airlines is Doing Well by Doing Good Many of us have our favorite airline, or at least the one we fly most often, even if it’s simply to maximize frequent flyer miles. For us, it’s always been Alaska Airlines, mostly because they are local to Seattle and are highly regarded, not to mention what a treat it is to fly on Horizon Air and be served an ice cold micro-brew or glass of wine after a long day and the hustle & bustle through the airport.   Although we fly often, we hadn't thought much about what goes on, except from our own point of view. Why is it that we, consumers, want to buy clothes, electronics, food and other consumables from socially conscience [...]

2014-03-17T15:25:29+00:00

Canlis Restaurant’s Matching Gift Program Spurs Growth

Canlis Restaurant's Matching Gift Program Spurs Growth During Economic Downturn Like most restaurants, Canlis gives back - a lot!   And, they feel really good when they are able to support nonprofits in the surrounding areas by giving back, yet were overwhelmed at times by the sheer number of folks asking for donations.  They did not feel so good about having to say “no”, occasionally.    The problem was, as more & more folks became aware of their traditional restaurants giving back program, it became unsustainable.   Most of us would agree, restaurants receive far more than their fair share of donation requests. Mark Canlis says, “The problem is, restaurants bear the full burden of the entire donation and there is very little thankfulness [...]

2014-02-18T17:14:26+00:00