LARRY LIPSON –
AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT
For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine. His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.
JOSEPH NATIVO - VP OF FINANCE FOR KUMON NORTH AMERICA - PARENTPRENEURS: THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM FRANCHISING IS GAINING POPULARITY AMONG PARENTS WITH THE DREAM OF BUSINESS OWNERSHIP
Franchising is gaining popularity among parents with the dream of business ownership
Moms across the nation are trading in their soccer-mom status for a new title- business owner. Parents no longer have to choose between raising a family and maintaining a rewarding career. Franchising is helping aspiring “parentpreneurs” achieve their dreams of owning a successful business, minus the hassle of starting from scratch. Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, employing over 50 percent of working Americans. Investing in a small business franchise offers all of the benefits of business-ownership, without all of the time-consuming and overwhelming details.
Joseph Nativo from Kumon is available to discuss why franchising is a great way to make your business-owning dreams a reality. He will provide information on Kumon Math and Reading Centers in your area as well as the projected growth rate for 2016. He will also provide tips to those listeners who are interested in starting their own franchise.
MORE ABOUT JOSEPH NATIVO:
Joe Nativo serves as Vice President of Finance and a member of the Executive Team for Kumon North America. He oversees the corporate reporting and financial management for the North American operations. In his more than 20-year tenure with Kumon, Mr. Nativo has been critically involved in Kumon’s mission to help all children fulfill their potential through education. In the last few years, he was instrumental in opening nine new Kumon Corporate Centers in New York City. Mr. Nativo is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the New Jersey Society of CPAs. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rutgers University and a CPA license in the State of New Jersey.
USA SWIMMER AND 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES MEDALIST, CAITLIN LEVERENZ - MILK LIFE CAMPAIGN
Caitlin is an Olympic veteran and can provide valuable insights on what it’s like to train, prepare and compete on the world’s biggest stage against the world’s best athletes.
Additionally, Caitlin credits her Olympic success to her biggest fan, her mother, who is also available for an interview upon request. Caitlin’s mother, Jeannine could provide color into raising an elite Olympic athlete and witnessing the hard work payoff.
Caitlin Leverenz is an American competition swimmer who specializes in breaststroke and medley events. She won the bronze medal in the 200-meter individual medley event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Leverenz received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of California, Berkeley, where she swam for coach Teri McKeever's California Golden Bearsswimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. At the NCAA national championships in 2011, she swam the breaststroke legs for the Golden Bears' winning relay teams in the 4x50-yard and 4x100-yard medley relay events; the Bears set a new American and NCAA record time of 1:35.03 in the 4x50 medley. At the 2012 NCAA national championships, she again was a member of the Bears' winning 4x50-yard and 4x100-yard medley relay teams, as well as winning individual national championships in the 200-yard individual medley and the 200-yard breaststroke events. She was a key contributor to the Golden Bears winning two NCAA national team championships in three years. She was the recipient of the Honda Sports Award for Swimming and Diving, recognizing her as the outstanding college female swimmer of 2011–12.
Leverenz represented the United States in Brazil for the World Youth Championships and in the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool. She won the gold medal and broke the meet record in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2007 Pan American Games. At theUnited States Swimming National Championships in 2007, she won the U.S. championship in the 400-meter individual medley.
At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, she placed fourth in both the 200-meter and 400-meter individual medley. She also finished third in the 200-meter breaststroke, just missing out on making the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.
2012 Summer Olympic Games
At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, Leverenz made the U.S. Olympic team by finishing first in the 200-meter individual medley and second in the 400-meter individual medley. She also competed in the 200-meter breaststroke, but finished in eighth place in the final. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she won her first Olympic medal, a bronze, in the finals of the 200-meter individual medley. She also competed in the 400-meter individual medley, where she tied for sixth in the finals.