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Business Owners Tally the Storm Damage and Ponder Its Lessons

(By Suzanne Sataline, New York Times) Few small-business owners were prepared for the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. Wednesday’s snowy northeaster knocked out power to homes in New York and New Jersey and interrupted train service on Long Island, setting back the recovery effort in a region still reeling from Hurricane Sandy. The storm and its tidal surge ravaged stores and restaurants, soaked inventory and stalled manufacturing throughout the New York region last week.

Canadian Solar Supplies Modules For Turkey's First And Largest Governmental PV Project Installed

ONTARIO, Canada, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) (the “Company” or “Canadian Solar”), one of the world’s largest solar companies, today announced it will supply solar modules for Turkey’s first and largest governmental solar PV project which will be installed by Gehrlicher Merk Solar, the joint venture company for the Turkish market of Gehrlicher Solar and Merk Solar Enerji. The two companies have won the public tendering for the Gursu municipality of Bursa in Turkey. The milestone PV project has a total capacity of 96 kW and is supported directly by the Turkish Prime Minister’s office. Canadian Solar was selected out of 13 different module manufacturers for this project.

Amish Market Owner Jailed, Denied Bail for Alleged Cuba Dealings

Image By Carl Glassman - -  Not so long ago, Adem Arici was on top of the gourmet grocery world in Lower Manhattan. The co-founder and former co-owner of the chain of Amish and Zaytuna Markets, with as many as four Downtown locations, Arici was hailed as a Financial District pioneer when he opened his Amish Market on Cedar Street in 1999. And he became a sympathetic symbol of post-Sept. 11 business distress after his store was ruined in the attacks. Today, with all but two of his stores closed or sold and his Tribeca market at 53 Park Place in bankruptcy, Arici’s world is the Westchester County Jail, where he has been held without bail for seven months.

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent: Don't Blame Obesity Epidemic on Sugary Sodas

Image Muhtar Kent, the chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Co., says it's unfair to blame soda manufacturers for the alarming epidemic of obesity and diabetes, but says the company is working on a healthy-lifestyle program that could be rolled out globally within the next three years.

Chobani CEO Receives Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year' 2012 Award

Image Chobani Founder, President and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya was honored at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards for the New York area as the winner in the Retail and Consumer Products category. Ulukaya was selected as a leading entrepreneur by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leadingCEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were revealed at a gala honoring all finalistson June 19, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis in New York, NY.

Old Factory, Snap Decision Spawn Greek-Yogurt Craze

Image By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN - (WSJ) Hamdi Ulukaya was managing his small cheese company in Johnstown, N.Y., in 2005 when he stumbled upon an advertisement that would change everything. For sale: yogurt-making plant in Columbus, N.Y. A native of Turkey, Mr. Ulukaya decided the next day that he wanted to buy the former Kraft Foods Inc. facility. Five months later, he made that happen using loans of less than $1 million, including one backed by the Small Business Administration.

Schumer Urges Greek Yogurt for Schools

Image CHENANGO COUNTY, N.Y. -- Greek yogurts are lining the shelves at grocery stores around the country. Now the product could be making its way to your child's school.  "Our product has been enjoyed everywhere, every corner of the country, but we have more to do. The behavior of eating yogurt starts when you are little and this nutritious product needs to be in every kitchen or every hands of everybody in this country," said Chobani President and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.

Former Key Players from CAO Formed Crowned Heads

Image Crowned Heads is a company formed by former key players from CAO. When CAO was acquired by Scandinavian Tobacco Group in 2010 many of the old guard left the company to find their fortunes elsewhere, amongst that exodus were Jon Huber, Mike Conder, Michael Trebing, and Nancy Heathman, who went on to start Crowned Heads. Since then the folks at Crowned Heads have been busy and hard at work to get their company operational and their first line out to the market. They wanted to do it right so they took their time and found the perfect partner for their first release, Ernesto Carrillo. The rest as they say is history, Crowned Heads and Ernesto Carrillo came out with Four Kicks and it has been gaining steady popularity and high praise from the public and the new media outlets ever since. So without further introduction our interview with rising star Jon Huber of Crowned Heads:

Hikmet Ersek Opens 100,000th Location in India

Image The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced that it has opened its 500,000th Agent location and its 100,000th location in India, underscoring the country’s growing importance as a global money transfer market. “Serving international diasporas including overseas Indians is an important reason Western Union’s network has expanded rapidly around the world,” Kiran Shetty, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, India, said: “We are grateful to our 11 million Indian customers and their families for their trust and custom over the past decade.”

Izak Senbahar, Alexico Group LLC:Product Is Everything

Alexico Group LLC ( is a real estate development firm based in New York with a portfolio of projects including The Mark Hotel, The Laurel, 165 Charles Street, and 56 Leonard. Alexico Group partners, Izak Senbahar and Simon Elias, collectively have more than 50 years’ experience in development, construction, ownership, and management of Manhattan real estate. They are recognized leaders in their field with a portfolio that has included some of New York’s most prestigious properties.
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