Stream Energy Cares For Veterans, The Homeless, And Disaster Victims

What do veterans, the homeless, and natural disaster survivors have in common? They have all benefited from Stream Energy’s charitable initiative Stream Cares. Stream Energy is a Texas-based direct sales energy company. The company’s list of services extends beyond offering fixed-rate energy to individuals and businesses. Stream also provides cell phone service and technology that enables doctors to consult with patients remotely.

It is one thing for a company to give money and another to give time. Stream Energy gives both. Operation Once in a Lifetime reaches out to military personnel who have fallen on hard times. The organization answers the veteran’s fiscal and psychological needs. Stream Cares teamed with Operation Once in a Lifetime to provide vets and their families with transportation to a restaurant where Stream and Operation treated them to a barbecue lunch.

The day after the luncheon girls from military families visited the American Girl Experience as quests of Stream Cares. Stream employees served as chaperones on the trip and during the noon repast that was provided. If needed, Stream personnel also assisted the young ladies in choosing the new American Girl doll they would take home courtesy of Stream Cares.

In addition to Operation Once in a Lifetime Stream Energy has worked with Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, and Hope Supply Company. In 2017 Hurricane Harvey deluged areas of Houston with nearly five feet of water. The destruction that Harvey left in its wake was equal to that of Hurricane Katrina. The first relief money donated came from Stream Energy.

Every year 1000 homeless children can look forward to Stream Energy and Hope Supply Company treating them to a day at a water park. This event is another opportunity for Stream employees to interact directly with the people their company helps. When Hope Supply Company isn’t tending to the emotional needs of homeless children it tends to their material and educational needs. Senior Event Manager for Stream Kimberly Girard summed up what drives her employer’s charity work by declaring, “We’re an organization with heart…”

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Delivering Perfection Through Food is Mina Ebrahimi’s primary goal

Mina is a professional chef and her love for food begun from a bakery run by her parents. She is an epitome of hard work because it is not every day an emigrant from Iran gets to achieve their dream. It is her firm belief that America is the land of opportunity that saw her business in the food arena rise from grass to grace.

Her career is centered on food and beverages and she couldn’t have it any other way. She is a woman that found her purpose and stuck by it. Her business, Saint Germain Catering caters food from offices to weddings. Nothing is too small or too big for them. Food is their business and Saint Germain offers it in good quantities and excellent quality. Mina Ebrahimi also runs a food blog, menu sampling for clients that want to host events and an updated website for the company.

Her Successes

When Mina begun her small company, she had a valid dream but her success hit a whole new level. She is the story every young woman deserves to be told about. Today, her company caters for corporates and all special events. They also cater food to hotels and conventions in a total of four states. She was voted the Best Caterer in Northern Virginia. Mina’s catering service has been at work for the last two decades, which is a great success. On her achievement shelves lay trophies such as Enterprise Woman of the Year Award and Top 40 under 40 Annual Award.

Mina’s Motto

She is a firm believer that every girl is allowed to dream and make her dreams tangible. She is also a feminist who believes that women working together make great strides. Saint Germaine Caterers is testament to the girl power as it is operated entirely by women. Mina does not believe in feeding people unhealthy food and believes in providing good catering or not do it at all. Mina is the dream caterer for any bride, corporate event and outdoor events. She goes big and makes it possible for people to taste perfection on a plate.

https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/print-edition/2010/10/29/40-under-40-mina-ebrahimi.html

Former Uber Backer, Shervin Pishevar, goes on 21-Hour Tweet-a-thon.

Shervin Pishevar is an entrepreneur and philanthropist currently residing in San Francisco, California. He was formally employed with Menlo Ventures, where he led the company in making investments in Tumblr, Uber Series B, and more.

One of his most recent jobs was working for Sherpa Capital, which he co-founded with Scott Stanford. This company, much like his last, works to invest in promising companies and adviser start-ups. The work done with Sherpa Capital has been reported on by Fortune magazine.

Shervin Pishevar recently took to Twitter to share his ideas on the future and share some legal advice, some of which teeters on the fine line of crazy. During this Twitter rant, Pishevar said he believes the stock market will drop 6000 points in the coming months and bitcoin will fall to a stable 2000-5000.

Nearly everything that Shervin Pishevar mentioned during the 21-hour Twitter rant was negative. He also thinks the days of California’s hold on tech development is over. He said that entrepreneurship is borderless and will ultimately lead to other locations evolving to great heights than California.

He considers big tech giants like Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon to have monopolies in their respective fields. This could be the primary factor in his hypothesis of the downfall of Silicon Valley and California.

“These 5 giants have too much power,” Pishevar wrote in a Tweet. “{They stifle] startups. Uber might be the last giant to eke out before it was too late.”

Uber was a company once backed heavily by Pishevar, he even worked for the company for a brief period of time before creating his own venture firm.

Shervin Pishevar doesn’t only believe California will fail, he also believes America will take a backseat to China in the coming years.

“Last week China built a train station in 9 hours,” Pishevar wrote in defense of China’s efficiency.

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