This month, our client, Feeding South Florida, which is part of Feeding America, will be lighting up South Florida in shades of orange in recognition of national Hunger Action Month.
From illuminating corporate buildings to holding community fundraising events, Feeding South Florida has brought the issue of hunger to the forefront of our local conversations every year. And this year is no different as they launch the “30 Ways in 30 Days” campaign, which will use every day of this month to show people all the different methods in which they can positively affect the hunger epidemic.
Showing support can be a simple gesture, such as changing a Facebook or Twitter photo to the color orange, or “liking” Feeding South Florida online (https://www.facebook.com/FeedingSFL). Or, it can be active volunteering, involving the community and donating.
On Sept. 3, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz took that kind of action, volunteering and distributing food from a Feeding South Florida Mobile Food Pantry to hundreds of Miami families in need of food assistance. From her perspective, the kind and generous act of feeding another person makes the message personal and real. And when the problem becomes real, the solution becomes equally real.
So, during Feeding South Florida’s “30 Ways in 30 Days” campaign, discover the little things you can do each day to make someone’s life easier and better. Oh, and remember to wear orange while taking your special brand of action. It’s not just for Halloween anymore; it’s to fight hunger, too.
Each new client brings something special to the mix at Durée & Company, and we are pleased to be diving into the “sun and surf” South Florida lifestyle with our newest client, Atlantic Surf Club.
We pride ourselves on working with some of the finest restaurant clients in South Florida, and that trend continues with the addition of Atlantic Surf Club, located at 17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. (A1A) at the energized Beach Place. Overlooking the endless blue of the Atlantic Ocean from floor-to-ceiling windows, Atlantic Surf Club offers a unique, “casually upscale” twist on simple foods, refreshing cocktails and exciting nightlife.
Our team is singing its praises to everyone who has yet to discoverÂ this distinctive South Florida restaurant with a “beachy” motif (although more than 1,200 fans already “like” it on Facebook, so it’s very popular already).
So, stop by Atlantic Surf Club to sip, sup and take in the scenery at our newest client’s beautiful digs. Soon, a window seat will be hard to come by, trust us!
“Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men & the other 999 follow women.” -Groucho Marx
We love this quote because while great leaders can be found among men and women, women seem to take the helm more often, in crazy situations and under an unbelievable amount of stress.
For example, who is more likely to head the annual school PTA fundraiser to build a new playground, while volunteering at the church and running a corporate department? Or who is the most likely pick for leading the carpool of after-school cheerleaders, while planning the family vacation and training the new hire? Yep, it’s the one wearing the skirt.
So, like Groucho Marx so aptly put it, most men are following women, and it’s not just because we’re pretty and smell nice. It’s because we’re out in front.
Since we have so much respect for girl power, our client, Eris Thomas, CEO at Coral Gables Executive Physicians, found this interactive Harvard Business Review article about the disparities, trends and random facts about women in the workplace. The article is relevant, interesting and at points, disturbing. Some changes, such as more female Fortune 500 CEOs, give us hope; but others, like the stubborn discrepancy in salaries and C-suite career tracks, give us pause.
What do you think? We think we need to re-air more Groucho movies and take a lesson from a man who obviously gets it.