(Community Matters) Paul Krugman’s Rule by Rentiers
I can’t help but be a populist. And, since I believe a thriving middle class ensures domestic prosperity, I don’t consider populist positions anti-capitalist or anti-elite. I am becoming less and less persuaded by global arguments while we’re watching declines in the welfare of America’s middle class
(Community Matters) Tommie Meredith was awarded as a great supporter of entrepreneurs, E&Y managing partner Mike Blue correctly noting that Tom is as well known for his philanthropic contributions as his business successes. (in photo to right: Sarah Meredith, Pedro Andrade (son-in-law), Abby Meredith and Tom).
First year for a youth entrepreneur award: Daniel Henderson, a senior from St Michael’s Academy (HS) won in recognition of his enterprise, In the Flash. He received a $1k prize.
Social entrepreneur of the year: Lisa Fielder, founder and ED of College Forward. The Silverton Foundation (Pam Ryan & Bill Wood) launched this E&Y award 6 years ago and their foundation provides a $100,000 grant to the nonprofit of the awardee.
Entrepreneurs of the Year: Hossein Hagigholam (Mamacita’s Restaurant & Cantinas) of Kerville, Christophe Lavigne (LDR Spine), Gabriel Krajicek & Don Shafer (BancVue) and Hemi Thaker (Anue Systems).
Terrific evening – especially spent time with the Abby, Sarah, Pedro, Kim Hughes, Ross Cockrell, Mike Turner, Mark McClain, Kevin Cunningham and a few other friends.