Good Impressions

CSR - Serial entrepreneur and former CEO of Tweezerman, Dal LaMagna, speaks to Scott James about “finally getting it right” using “responsible capitalism,” which LaMagna believes created happy employees, loyal customers, and satisfied vendors, not to mention capturing the community’s respect. - American companies that give back the most. Kroger was ranked number 1 by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Forbes for “companies that are most generous in their cash donations as a percentage of pre-tax profits.”   Social Media - Sites like Twitter and Meetup are bringing art professionals and aficionados together. In New York City, those who follow the hashtag #artstech have been led to group lectures and even an interactive exhibition honoring I.B.M.’s 100th anniversary. - 10 ways non-profits can benefit from social media. Check out ten tips that “virtually any nonprofit can take advantage of at little to no cost” by Jason Miller, contributing writer to Social Media Examiner. We’re particularly interested in Sliderocket, a tool that enables users to create interactive presentations.   Community - The Bash: A Halloween Happening will help raise money for the Cerebral Palsy Fund of the Easter Seals of Greater Houston on Saturday, October 29. Ticket proceeds will benefit Houstonians living with developmental disabilities. - The 2012 America’s Top Restaurants survey by Zagat revealed that Houston continues to uphold last year’s title of the number one city for meals out per week. Make that title proud by trying a new restaurant this weekend, like Elouise Adams Jones’ new project, The Bird & The Bear: Ouisie’s American Bistro.   *Photo courtesy user Jean-Pol Grandmont via Wikimedia Commons.  

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