Archive for December, 2011

A Retail & Wholesale Success Story

Monday, December 26th, 2011

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A Community’s Needs Met Leads to Increased Profits: A Retail Success Story

One of the key factors that contributes to the success of a new business venture is the ability to identify an opportunity and fill an untapped niche. Glen Rundell of Specialz Outlet in North Carolina embraced this idea, and here is his story.

Until about a year ago, Rundell had spent several years in the real estate industry, dabbling in both the sale and construction of residential and commercial property. As the economy and housing markets continued to decline, he began looking for other opportunities in late 2010. A life-long entrepreneur, Rundell wanted to provide a product or service at a great value when people were most concerned about how they spent their hard-earned dollars…

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Via Trading Partners with the Watts Labor Community Action Committee for a Hot Meal & Toy Drive!

Monday, December 19th, 2011

On Sunday December 18th, 2011, Via Trading had the honor of participating in a community event in our local area of Watts, to bring a hot meal and toys to the disadvantaged families of the area before the holidays. The event was held at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) center, a non-profit, community-based, human social services organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of South Central LA residents.

This event was put on by the kind people of the Watts Lane Life Project, a program created by the East Side Riders Bike Club (ESRBC) and the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol, the Sheriff’s Department an LAPD, with the purpose of creating a Community Outreach program and a Bike Safety Project.

At 11:00 am, the event was kicked off by an impressive procession of motorcycles by the East Side Rider’s Bike Club initiated the event, as throngs of leather-clad men and women arrived to help serve food and distribute toys.

Hundreds of families lined up outside the WLCAC’s facilities waiting for their pre-holiday meal and festivities.

Families were then invited into the auditorium where they were served a hot meal that they enjoyed at picnic tables inside the auditorium. Children played outside as they finished their meals, and the WLCAC regulars showed off their skateboarding skills at the Watts Community Skate Park within the WLCAC’s fences.

Once the meal was over, lines formed outside the main hall where thousands of toys were stacked up on tables, generous donations of nearby companies and local supporters like Via Trading.

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