Green Mountain Coffee Roasters receives Humanitarian of the Year Award

first_imgMedicines for Humanity (MFH), the non-profit international organization that is dedicated to reducing child mortality in impoverished communities worldwide, has honored Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) with its 2011 Humanitarian of the Year award. The presentation was made last night at a fundraising event held at the World Trade Center Seaport Hotel in Boston.When presenting the award, Medicines for Humanity Board member, Thomas M. O’Neill stated, “GMCR has established a global footprint of caring, and demonstrated proactive concern for the well being of the neediest children. In Rwanda, they seek out these children, and make sure they have life-saving healthcare services. They have shown the world how to use resources wisely to create enduring goodness.”Rick Peyser, GMCR’s Director of Social Advocacy and Coffee Community Outreach, accepted the award on behalf of GMCR. In his acceptance speech, Peyser noted, “Green Mountain is honored to receive this recognition from Medicines for Humanity. We have focused on improving the quality of life for coffee farmers and their families at the household level in our coffee-growing communities. We are gratified to have a partner like Medicines for Humanity that wants to work in countries like Rwanda, where the need is the greatest.” GMCR has announced that the company will continue to help fund the MFH child survival projects in the Southern Province of Rwanda for an additional four years. “We are extremely grateful to GMCR for this additional commitment,” stated MFH Executive Director, Tim Bilodeau. “We have a program in place that is reaching the most vulnerable children and effectively reducing child mortality.” Mr. Peyser added, “We are delighted to expand our support of MFH’s work in Rwanda, a country that produces very high quality coffee, yet is challenged with one of the highest rates of infant and child mortality in the coffee growing world.” Celebrating its 30th year in business, GMCR has been on a journey to create and sustain a values-driven company that views profit as a means to achieve a higher purpose. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably grown coffee, and allocating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. From its work to curb chronic food insecurity in coffee growing communities to its employee-led grant making efforts in local communities, GMCR works in pursuit of its stated purpose: to create the ultimate coffee experience in every life we touch, from tree to cup ‘ transforming the way the world views business.Medicines for Humanity (MFH) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing child mortality and improving child health in economically poor communities worldwide. Every day, more than 20,000 children die because they lack access to basic medicines and primary healthcare. MFH was founded in 1997 to provide direct and effective responses to this injustice.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative Keurig Single-Cup brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its website, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its website regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to the Company’s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released.GMCR-C ROCKLAND, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

PR Insight: Strong communication builds trusted leaders in your credit union

first_imgCredit unions pride themselves on many things that set them apart from other financial institutions. Great rates, strong member service and a commitment to community are just a few aspects credit unions tout when seeking new members or retaining existing ones.And consumers see the impact. In the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index report on the financial industry, banks continued to decline in customer satisfaction, dropping to a score of 76 due to irritations such as more fees and declining customer service. Alternately, credit unions maintained a high score of 85, with personal service being one of the primary satisfaction markers.The commitment to a business model that puts the member first is a result of the leadership credit union executives have demonstrated over the decades. And leadership is critical for credit unions’ continued growth. The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Outlook 2015 report lists “A Lack of Leadership” as the third most pressing issue facing the global economy.So how can credit unions continue to grow and demonstrate strong leadership in the financial industry? One important factor is open, transparent communication. continue reading » 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Comedian Larry David criticizes David Quinn for benching rookie Kaapo Kakko, New York Rangers head coach claps back

first_imgNew York Rangers rookie Kaapo Kakko may not win the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie this season, but he does have one thing going for him — actor and comedian Larry David is in his corner.David, famous for his work on “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” — defended Kakko during a lengthy interview on ESPN Radio’s “The Michael Kay Show” on Tuesday. The comedian questioned why Rangers coach David Quinn benched second-overall draft pick Kaapo Kakko in the third period of New York’s game against the Calgary Flames on Jan. 2 after the young winger took a holding penalty.MORE: NHL reveals All-Star Game jerseys“Why did [Quinn] bench Kakko in that third period after he scored?” David asked hosts Michael Kay and Don La Greca. “First goal in 14 games and an assist, [Quinn] benches him because he takes a bad penalty. C’mon, that’s ridiculous.”The video is even better.— Tom Urtz Jr. (@TomUrtzJr) January 8, 2020This interview, in turn, prompted Quinn to field questions about David’s remarks and he had a message for the comedian.”Listen, I’ve watched a few bad Seinfelds and Curb Your Enthusiasms as well so, I still love Larry David and his work,” the head coach said with a smile and a laugh.Hey Larry David.Coach has some thoughts for you. 😂— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 9, 2020Kakko’s goal and assist in that game were his first points since Dec. 10 — the rookie scored his goal just minutes before he took the penalty that forced Quinn to sit him for the remainder of the game, which the Rangers lost 4-3.MORE: Larry David told New York Jets to draft Lamar JacksonDavid disagreed with La Greca’s opinion on the air that a young player like Kakko needs to learn not to take bad penalties in one-goal games. “You think putting him on the bench is going to [make him learn]?” David said. “He knows. Benching him isn’t going to do anything — they need another goal!”The legendary comedian jokingly called La Greca a fraud when the host voiced support for Quinn, who has led the rebuilding Rangers to a 20-18-4 record (44 points) this season.“I can’t believe we’re breaking down hockey with Larry David,” La Greca remarked during the segment.last_img read more