Coffee culture has permeated the United States within the last couple of years, especially the North West. Walking into a coffee shop is a whole social experience, and is coined the third place. Whether you are catching up with old friends, meeting new ones, having a family reunion, or people watching, coffee shops are a more relaxing environment. This culture is completely surrounded by coffee itself and even has its own lingo.
Even though coffee culture has gotten really big in the last couple of years, it started back in the 1960’s. Although people might associate coffee culture with the North West, it originated in New York City’s Greenwich Village. It started growing in the North West twenty years later, in the 80’s. There are big well known coffee house chains and small local coffee shops. They all provide a unique and easy environment surrounding everyone’s favorite drink, coffee. If you drink your coffee at home, they have major brands that solidified the morning ritual. Along came instant coffee in the 20th century. That was a game changer.
Coffee in its most longstanding basic form has been enjoyed by people for a very long time. Drip coffee is simple, earthy, and easy to prepare. You can buy coffee beans from a variety of countries around the world too. From there, came espresso, Americano, french press, lattes, and many more. The newest kid to the block is the Frappuccino, offered in so many variety of flavors and coffee strength. A very popularized coffee shop called Starbucks created the Frappuccino bringing in a whole new crowd of coffee enthusiasts. A newer supplier of coffee products is a company called Organo Gold, and they are growing like wildfire. The special ingredient featured in their coffee and tea products is called Ganoderma Lucidum. It is a mushroom that has a plethora of health benefits. You won’t see Organo Gold’s products in coffee shops or grocery stores. All of their products are sold by independent distributors, giving people a chance to create financial freedom in their lives.
Hussain Sajwani is an Emirati billionaire property developer and the founder of real estate development company; DAMAC Properties. DAMAC properties was ranked number one in the Forbes 2017 first 2000 companies. He was born in 1956 in Dubai Emirates. He was born to an entrepreneurial father who had a shop selling watches, shirts and couple of goods imported from China. He was among the privileged few who got the government scholarship to go study abroad and as such was able to undertake industrial Engineering at the University of Washington in the United States. Whoever said humble beginnings always leads to greatness might have been having Sajwani in mind. Sajwani owes his initial early steps to the humble beginnings as the US military food service caterer.
The year is 1981 and Sajwani joins Abu Dhabi gas industries. Two years later he ventured into catering business with the US military and Bechtel as the initial clients. Currently the business is still existent and is referred to as Global logistics services.
DAMAC Properties is now sixteen years old having been established by Sajwani in the year 2002. DAMAC properties is one of the largest companies in the middles east and to date has sold over nineteen thousand (19000) apartments with over forty four thousand(44000) on various stages developmental stages. It first started trading its shares publicly in the year 2015 at the Dubai Financial markets. According to ebizine.com, Tiger Woods designed a golf course which was financed by DAMAC Properties and managed by Trump’s Organization of Golf courses. The organization also has luxurious apartments having leather fashion and Villas laced and styled by Buggatti. Paramount hotels also make it up to the list of the assets owned by DAMAC.
In 2017 Sajwani, the DAMAC owner, spent six hundred million pounds ($780 Million) in London via its Varsace branded Aykon tower in London located at Nine Elms. Sajwani then earned recognition as one of the influential tycoons and business conglomerates in the Middle East.
Sajwani (@hussainsajwani) is philanthropic at heart and in the same year he sponsored Dubai Future Foundation, an organization whose main aim was to sharpen the technological aspects, innovation and make the young Arab youth be tech savvy. He was flanked by the then UAE Vice president and prime minister and ruler of Dubai. The target of the foundation is to train and equip more than one million youths.
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Stream Energy Patch is a Dallas based company that deals with corporate philanthropy. According to Stream Energy, charity is part and parcel of the company. This was evident when the company used its energy sales to help the affected victims of Hurricane Harvey which dropped 56 inches of rain in Houston. Stream Energy funded the victims and helped them to successfully recover from the devastating effects of the hurricane. They also gave financial support to their own customers to ease down their financial burden.
The company recently launched a charity foundation known as Stream Cares. The system is aimed at expanding philanthropy projects throughout Texas, which is something the company has served for more than 12 years. Stream Cares Foundation is looking forward to support those in need within the local communities and also to support local charitable organizations that have been established by other individuals. According to the company, the launching of a separate arm of philanthropy is a new concept for the company but it has its own advantages. The company expand its own business by creating trust, respect, and loyalty of potential customers.
Stream Energy has been known to go as far as partnering with other charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, which builds new homes and repairs existing homes for families. The company has also partnered with the Red Cross, which is an organization that was founded to offer disaster relief, provide emergency assistance and education. Besides that, the company has partnered with Hope Supply Co. In order to deal with the issue of homelessness, this has been on the rise in Dallas. Hope Supply is a company based in Dallas which focuses on providing essential clothes and school supplies for homeless children.
The company held an event in North Texas where they offered support to over 1000 homeless children. Stream Energy has gone to the extent of supporting Dallas based veterans by organizing an event for them where they were provided with lunch and transportation.
David McDonald says OSI Group trusts its partners to make the best management decisions about their specific regions on a local level. They are close to the customers and they know their markets. Even though the past of the company comes from the American Midwest, it is far from a farmland image. In fact, the company is not only one of best-known companies to come from that area, it is also one of the most popular logos in the industry on a global scale.
OSI Group History
The very first McDonald’s Golden Arches started in 1955, close to OSI’s then headquarters. OSI was known as Otto & Sons back then. It was a meat processor that started out as butcher shop by Otto Kolschowsky in 1909. A strong part of OSI’s history contains the business relationship that grew between Ray Kroc and the sons of Otto. That partnership alone set the fate of growth for OSI, but it was all behind the scenes. In the early 1970s, the meat processor invested in cryogenic freezing technology and was one of the four main U.S. suppliers of beef products for McDonald’s. Prior, the restaurant was dealing with more than 100 different suppliers. As the restaurant continues to grow and expand so did Otto & Sons until it became OSI Industries in 1975. Since then, the company has been lead by its current chairman and CEO Sheldon Lavin. The company grew from one company supplier to a global leader.
Adding On David McDonald
OSI Group found David McDonald in the beginning of its international expansion efforts. David joined the company right out of college as an intern for Sheldon Lavin. In the 1980s into the 1990s OSI grew with plenty of join ventures with companies in the South, Pacific, Europe and Central America. During McDonald’s first year the company had a joint venture with K&K Foods of Taiwan. This was the beginning of the OSI Group Asia-Pacific division.
Aspiration For Growth
McDonald has started his career with a company that was at a point where growth was the main plan of operation. He jumped in with all hands on deck and he adapted so well that he is still there today. McDonald says when he joined the company 30 years ago it had and outstanding aspiration of growth. He says the company still seeks growth to this day. The culture of the company itself is the desire to keep growing and improving. Back when he first started, the goal was to be a fully global company that was valued by its customers.