D228 Students Chosen for Illinois High School Art Exhibition - Alsip, IL PatchSunday, March 3, 2019
Wright (Hillcrest High School), Imana Evans (Hillcrest High School), Jennifer Soto (Hillcrest High School), Jason Coley (Hillcrest High School), Jai Flowers (Hillcrest High School), Alyssa Ceballos (Bremen High School), and Dalia Delgadillo (Bremen High School). This is only the second year District 228 has been represented by students at IHSAE. Last year, there were also 16 students who had their work on display. If you'd like to support these students and see their work, you can choose to view the galleries throughout February 24. You can learn more about the exhibition at https://www.ihsae.org/Get the Alsip-Crestwood newsletterSubscribe
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Douglas Edward Herzig, 67, of Castorland - WWNY TV 7Sunday, March 3, 2019
Van Amber Road. After graduation, he went to work at Climax Manufacturing in Castorland, then later in Lowville.On April 25, 1981, he married Fern Lyndaker at the First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, with Pastor Bruce Lyndaker officiating. He retired in 2011 after forty one years of service on the same job. He was a past member of the Sons of the American Legion in Croghan. Doug loved deer and rabbit hunting and being retired. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.He is survived his beloved wife Fern; four children, Tonya L. Pate and her companion, Jason Turck of Castorland; Randy T. Herzig and his companion Angela Marolf, of Castorland; Heather M. Noftsier, of Castorland; Douglas E. Herzig II, and his wife, Lynn, of Croghan; twelve grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Lou and Charles Brown, of Castorland; Linda and Blair Combs, of Alabama; Shirlean Brown, of Lowville; Loren Zehr, of Belfort; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Douglas was predeceased by two nephews and a niece; a sister, Jane Zehr; a brother-in-law, Donald J. Brown; and two great nephews.Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com .https://www.wwnytv.com/story/40032096/douglas-edward-herzig-67-of-castorland
Dortmund crush Hannover 5-1 in German Bundesliga - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSunday, March 3, 2019
Kai Havertz, Kevin Volland and Julian Brandt against Wolfsburg.
Quaison's second-half winner secured Mainz a 2-1 win over bottom side Nuremberg and Eintracht Frankfurt shared the spoils with Werder Bremen following a two-all draw.
The following fixtures conclude the 19th round on Sunday: Bayern Munich face Stuttgart and Fortuna Dusseldorf encounter Leipzig.
How one woman is disrupting the flower business - WTHITV.comSaturday, December 8, 2018
The company's name was inspired by her experience growing up on a farm in Bremen, Indiana, a small town of 3,600. There, she never imagined running her own company.
My parents worked for people. Everybody I saw worked for people," she says. "When you don't see it, you don't go for it. You can't think of that as an opportunity for yourself."
It wasn't until she moved to San Francisco and became immersed in its culture that she began believing she could become an entrepreneur.
"I kind of joke that in San Francisco, everybody has a business plan in their back pocket. It was contagious, that entrepreneurial spirit," she says. "It was the first time in my life that I thought, 'Whoa, I could start a business.'"
But as a first-time entrepreneur and a woman, she realized the deck was stacked against her. To date, Stembel has not been able to raise any outside funding.
"I'm a female founder. I have a less than 2% chance of raising capital, statistically speaking," says Stembel. "I've tried several times thus far and have not been successful. I didn't graduate college. I didn't work at one of the big tech giants. I didn't have the connections."
Instead, the operation remains self-funded. Farmgirl was launched eight years ago with $49,000 of Stembel's own savings. This year, it's expected to log about $23 million in annual revenue and it's turning a profit, she says.
Still, Stembel is vigilant about keeping costs under control. The business relies on social media mostly Facebook and Instagram for 90% of its marketing efforts.
Another cost-saving measure: "We opt to use empty coffee bags from local roasters [and] cut them down to size for wrapping. We love the look it gives the arrangements and it is compostable on the customer's end."
"We are reinvesting all of our profit into our growth and bootstrapping," she says. "I'm really proud of that now."
One area where she doesn't skimp is hiring.
Stembel says she hires only full-time employees and offers a 401(k) plan. The startup currently employs 100 people.
"I am very passionate about creating good jobs," says Stembel. "But the challenge is that it is so much more expensive. Our workers comp is more expensive than our medical insurance, and we offer full medical."
Stembel says she looks to the future one day at a time, but has no plans on immediate selling the company or taking it public.
"I don't know if we'll be acquired, or [do] an IPO, or grow really big. I don't know that I'll always be the CEO," she says. "I hope that I can learn enough to be a really good leader at every level."