The winter sports market has been growing for a number of years and has seen a rapid growth in California’s Lake Tahoe region where a number of resorts are located in a small area of the Sierra Nevada mountains. These resorts on squawalpine.com are often enjoyed for their isolation from the world and provide some of the most beautiful landscapes to set your winter vacation in for beautiful photo opportunities around every corner.
One area of the Lake Tahoe region that has always been enjoyed is the Olympic Valley area, which gained its name from the fact it was the location for the 1960 Winter Olympics. Having been the location for U.S. Olympic trails since the first half of the 20th century this historic area allows visitors the opportunity to enjoy following in the footsteps of some of the most famous Olympians from the first half and middle of the 20th century. In recent years, World Cup skiing has returned to the area as the world’s best winter sports athletes have returned to the area to take part in various competitions.
Perhaps the best known of the ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe region is the Squaw Valley resort, which is located just a short bus ride from its sister resort of Alpine Meadows. Squaw Valley was the first resort in the U.S. to bring European style resort living to the country as it sought to make Winter sports as popular as ever in the first half of the 20th century. The resort has not stood still over the years, and along with Alpine Meadows has seen a major series of developments to make it one of the best loved resort locations in the world.
In the 21st century both Squaw Valley and Alpine meadows have worked hard to make themselves attractive locations for year round vacation opportunities; the arrival of lifestyle coaches, such as yoga instructors at both resorts throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall has seen many visitors look to visit the region outside the traditional Winter sports periods. Throughout the year the range of restaurants, bars, and outdoor activities makes this area of Lake Tahoe one of the best loved in the U.S. for enjoying an active and healthy lifestyle.
We are always looking for ways to keep our lips soft and chap free. The very first lip balm was made in the early 1880’s, by Dr. C.D. Fleet who was a physician from Lynchburg, Virginia. Unfortunately, by 1912 he gave his ingredients away due to lack of sales to John Morton. Morton took the ingredients and enhanced it with his wife’s help they were able to become successful building the Morton Manufacturing Company. By 1963, A. H. Robbins Company bought the rights from the Morton Manufacturing Company, and successfully was able to make more than one flavor, in which doing so by 1971 four new Chapstick Lip Balms were added into the Lip Balm world. Now with over 20 different flavors to choose from, other lip balm companies such as, Carmex, Blistex, Vaseline, and Softlips has been pretty hard to compete against, due to the loyalty of consumers.
Now a new wave of lip balm has hit the shelves, instead of buying either a plastic applicator, squeeze tube or a miniature jar, EOS lip balm has come out with an easier way to apply lip balm. EOS, which is short for Evolution of Smooth, is seen in Rite Aid, Ulta, Duane Reade, Target, CVS and other stores. This cute and chic lip balm comes in small spheres which applying it the same way as the regular tubing without the twist just the roll on the lips. EOS is hypoallergenic, gluten free and made with natural oils, antioxidants and vitamin E, which makes this brand not only unique but it separates itself from the competitors. Consumers who were used to the old fashioned lip balm are now into a more natural and organic phase which will be around for a long time. For more info, visit the EOS Facebook page.
Swiss entrepreneur Mike Baur is the current founder of a company called Swiss Start up Factory. This company consists of a unique business model in which companies meet with Mike and present to him their plans for a new business. Mike then picks companies that have the most potential and helps them make their start ups ideas into a reality. He will often provide them with funding as well as advice on how to more easily reach their objectives. Before Mike started up his own company, he was working in the banking industry in which he accumulated lots of experience consulting with businesses and entrepreneurs. During his career, Mike had earned a considerable amount of recognition as one of the more successful business people in Switzerland.
Mike started his career as a banking professional. During his stint in banking, Mike would gain a lot of experience working with businesses and entrepreneurs. On a regular basis he would have business people come to him and pitch them his ideas for a business and how much capital they need to start up. Baur would then evaluate the potential of the business in terms of market demand, profit potential and also resources needed to operate. Once Mike determines the amount of capital that a business needs to start up, he would then approve of business loans that will give a company money to start up as well as profits for the bank. His experience in banking would inspire him to start up his own company that uses a very similar business model.
By using a business model similar to business banking, Mike decided to start his own company known as Swiss Start Up Factory. The company gets its clients by offering meetings that are similar to that of an auction. At this meeting a number of businesses will pitch their business ideas to Mike and then he would evaluate these ideas. After going over the business ideas, Mike Baur would then choose which businesses are most likely to succeed and then he will provide funding as well as advisory to these businesses.
During his career Mike has established himself as one of the more well known business people in Switzerland. He has won a number of awards that gave him considerable recognition and credibility. With this recognition, Baur has proven to be one of the top entrepreneurs and banking professionals in the country. He is therefore one of the more notable people in Switzerland’s business community.