Sunday, June 28, 2015
When CEO Dan Price raised the minimum wage to $70,000 at his small business in April, the story went viral, and Gravity Payments, a Seattle company that processes credit card payments, became an overnight household name.
Price dropped his salary from about $1 million to $70,000 in order to increase pay for many of his employees.
In the weeks that have followed, Price has received hundreds of messages — some from CEOs who followed suit with similar moves and others from critics who feel the decision will destroy Price's company.
Of all the notes that he has received, the most striking to Price was a stack of 33 letters — delivered by mail — from a class of sixth graders at Woodbury Elementary School in Irvine, California.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
From our host Monte Cook: "Thanks to everyone that make the inaugural Race around the Marina a success. The sun came out for the event the first time in June. The sponsor cocktail party had 40 on board Mer Sea enjoying my wife's gourmet appetizers and plenty of libation. The race had over thirty racers from all over the southland. We had fifteen vendor booths (all sponsors listed at www.racearoundthemarina.us) Celebrities and public officials enjoyed a ride on the fire dept boat during the parade. El Torito served up lunch to all in attendance. If you believe in the cause please donate at www.ilovesos.org ( new site just launched) and encourage others as we have a long way to goal to buy the first home for our homeless Veterans. Have a happy summer solstice."
Lydia Cornell, Ray from American Gladiators
|Jerry O'Brien founder of Networker on Wheels|
|Jerry O'Brien of Networker on Wheels|
I want to thank the wonderful, generous Monte Cook III and his wonderful wife for hosting us at the Marina del Rey event on Saturday, June 20 to raise awareness and funds to build homes for homeless veterans.
This was the 1st annual Marina del Rey "Race Around the Harbor"
|Cynthia DeJesus, MS. WHEELCHAIR CA. President|
Monday, June 15, 2015
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