BNest creates social impact with Limerick entrepreneurs

first_imgEmail Kasia Zabinska and BNest, Eamon Ryan, BNest Founder (centre back) with some of the participants from the 2017-18 BNest social enterprise incubator. Picture: Cian ReinhardtBNest, the first dedicated Social Enterprise Incubator Programme in Ireland held a free Ask&Advise evening at the Bank of Ireland Workbench space, O’Connell Street Limerick.The Ask&Advise evening allowed organisations with an aim of making a positive social impact to share advice, tips, and useful contacts with organisations and people making a social impact in our communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Eamon Ryan, founder of BNest said, “Our idea was simple – gather together in one room those who work on making a positive social impact and anyone willing to help them and give them advice.“Events like Ask&Advise shows the power of people’s minds when they let themselves loose and share problems with other like-minded people. There is nothing more powerful.”Chris MM Gordon, Founder of the Irish Social Enterprise Network and Managing Partner of Collaboration Ireland was the host of the evening.Mr Gordon said the evening is beneficial for social enterprises who often find themselves “caught between two stools,” as they are trying to make profits selling products and services but are also trying to achieve the social aspect.BNest is an initiative created specifically to help social entrepreneurs nurture their start-ups, it aims to bridge the gap between achieving social impact and running a business, while also supporting its participants on their personal journeys.Applications for the 2018/2019 BNest annual six-month programme will open July 1, 2018. The programme teaches emerging social entrepreneurs how to get their new organisations off to the best start by focusing on key areas related to developing their enterprises, in terms of business, social and personal aspects. Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleEVA tour and talk Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Kasia Zabinska of BNest says, “We want BNest to be the go-to place for social impact businesses and Ask&Advise events help to increase connectively amongst them and anyone willing to help, because together we can achieve so much more!” adding, “What we’re doing here, is bringing people closer together. Every question asked received great, outside-of-the-box, practical suggestions, and so many useful contacts were shared.”While a third AskAdvise evening is being planned for the second half of the year, BNest encourages everyone interested in this space to attend their event, ‘Social Entrepreneurship – A Path For Me?” which will take place on Saturday, June 9 from 10am to 3pm at the Nexus Innovation Centre at University of Limerick. The event is a half-day interactive and practical workshop to give you insights into the reality of social impact business. It will let you explore the social enterprise space using actual stories of local businesses, non-profits, and community enterprises and help to understand a little more of the possibilities it might offer you. While the workshop is free, they are asking all participants to contribute €25 towards a local charity, Milford Hospice. For more info contact [email protected] the Limerick Post Business section for similar stories. WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up NewsBusinessBNest creates social impact with Limerick entrepreneursBy Cian Reinhardt – May 11, 2018 2139 Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin TAGSBank of IrelandBNestbusinessCommunitysocialWorkbench Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Print TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! last_img read more

Cereal survey determines fate of dining hall cereal menu

first_imgStudents who saw Tony the Tiger, Lucky the Leprechaun and Fred Flintstone in North and South Dining Hall Thursday afternoon were not simply sleep deprived from their first week back after break.These three beloved advertising cartoon mascots were invited to campus for Notre Dame’s annual Serious Cereal Survey event, where students vote for which cereals will be served in the dining halls next fall.The survey allowed students to choose the dining hall they normally eat at and then pick their three favorite cereals at that dining hall. Students were also able to sample new cereals including Oreo O’s breakfast cereal, Nutter Butter breakfast cereal and others to vote whether they want the dining hall to add these cereals to the menu.Currently, the top three most popular cereals at North Dining Hall are Special K with Red Berries, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Lucky Charms. The most popular cereals at South Dining Hall are Cracklin’ Oat Bran, Special K with Red Berries and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reggie Kalili, the assistant director for marketing for campus dining, said in an email.Kenzie Hengesbach, a sophomore media assistant for campus dining, encouraged students to fill out the cereal survey at North Dining Hall. She said people seemed to be enjoying the new cereals, but people also stood by the typical ones.“A lot of people today have actually gone for like Cracklin’ Oat Bran and just the classic cereals,” Hengesbach said.Brian LaVaque, a Kellogg’s area sales manager, attended the event at North Dining Hall to encourage students to fill out the survey and to promote the Kellogg’s cereals.“The cereal survey is a Notre Dame campus dining tradition, it’s been going on for a number of years, and Kellogg’s has been a part of it for a very long time,” LaVaque said. “It’s a great event to get student’s exposed to some new cereals that everyone has offer and give the students a choice to pick what cereals they want to see in the dining halls next fall.”LaVaque specifically drew students’ attention to one of Kellogg’s newest breakfast cereals.“Today we have all of our classic cereals out here, Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks and Special K Red Berries, but the new one we want to get students to taste is the Cinnamon Frosted Flakes,” he said.As freshman Caroline Tracey sampled the cereals, she said her go-to cereal at the dining hall is Lucky Charms, but she hopes the dining hall will consider serving Rice Krispies.“They have the Cocoa Krispies, but not Rice Krispies which drives me crazy because then I have to buy the normal one at LaFun,” Tracey said.Reflecting on the cereals she ate as a child, Tracey said her favorite cereal has changed over the course of her life.“When I was a kid I ate a lot of Honey Bunches of Oats and Rice Krispies,” she said. “My mom wouldn’t buy Lucky Charms, so I would only get it at my friends’ houses, so now I eat it a lot.”Tracey said she usually eats cereal in the dining hall for breakfast or for a snack, but freshman Helton Rodriguez said he thinks cereal could be either breakfast, a snack or dessert.“A snack to me would just be the cereal by itself. Breakfast would be with milk, and maybe bananas and strawberries mixed in with it. And then for dessert, I’ve had yogurt and cereal with maybe jam on top,” Rodriguez said. “I think it all depends on how you make it.”last_img read more