If you haven't been to the Grillo's Pickles website, you should. There, you'll find the fantastic story of how this company began. We've copied part of it here to save you a click.
Grillo's Pickles began with a pickle cart, just a small wooden stand in downtown Boston, where Travis Grillo and his friends would sell two spears for one dollar. Travis would make the pickles by night using his family's 100-year old recipe - one he'd memorized from making pickles every summer as a kid. In the morning, Travis would bike to the Boston Common and set up the cart with his buddies. They'd hang out all day, urging people to try the simple Grillo family pickle. It was a small business but Travis worked hard for it. He made more pickles, biked more miles, and slept less hours than he ever had before. Read More..
Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995. Over the years they have grown from a start-up business in a small garage to become the world's largest manufacturer of "build-it-yourself" component car kits. They employ a full-time crew of about 40 people, and are located in Wareham, Massachusetts (about an hour south of Boston). They make their products right here in the USA, in the heart of New England where American manufacturing was born. Read More..
Fred and Danny Magnanimi grew up watching their father create beautiful, handcrafted jewelry in the family's Cranston, RI jewelry manufacturing business. When the boys grew up, Fred moved to New York and began working on Wall Street as an investment banker, while younger brother Danny, still enamored by the family business, stayed home. Increased competition from overseas businesses created significant challenges for the business, but Danny was confident he could find a way for the family business to evolve and thrive. This was his mission, this was his passion. Read More..
Alex F. Mattera Speaks at 35th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference
The Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) host the 35th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference, in Boston, on June 5-8th. This is 4 days of in-depth education that includes two all-day seminars and 18 presentations on the latest developments and trends in Bankruptcy and Restructuring. Up to 20 CPE/16.75 CLE can be earned, including 1.5/1.25 of ethics credit. Click here for a full conference schedule and to register.
PS&H Attorney, Alex F. Mattera, serves as a panelist for The Closely Held Company in Distress: Prepetition Steps for Preserving Going Concern Value (SBMM) presentation on Friday, at 1:30pm.
Other panelists joining Alex include:
Lynne B. Xerras, Holland & Knight, LLP (Moderator)
Christine E. Devine, Mirick O'Connell
Craig R. Jalber, CIRA, Verdolino & Lowey, P.C.
Cynthia Romano, CR3 Partners, LLC.
These panelists of experienced financial advisors and attorneys will walk through best practices for addressing common prepetition challenges to maintaining a going-concern regardless of the exigency, including cash shortages, distracting litigation, board conflicts, and inadequate accounting controls and reporting systems. This panel will also explore the use of bankruptcy tools to enhance creditor recovery, so that by the time the petition is filed the company’s restructuring is underway and plan confirmation is a realistic probability.
For more information on the 35th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference and to register, click here.