EHOF supports the Ultimate Life Summit
The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame & Museum (EHOF) is also dedicated to empowering our youth to "live their dreams" and through the Ultimate Life Institute and our Magic Wand Foundation (MWF), we are helping children all over the world. To raise money for the Magic Wand Foundation and scholarships to our Ultimate Life Summit, which this year is from July 2-9th at Disney World, we just had our " One Magical Night" event at the Biltmore in downtown Atlanta, and raised over $50K. To learn more about the MWF, and to see how your child might be eligible, go to www.magicwandfoundation.com or if you are on Facebook, click this link and see 137 photos from this years One Magical Night
Irvine Robbins, ice cream pioneer dies at 90
Irvine Robbins, co-founder of Baskin-Robins, whose ability to create unusual ice cream flavors helped push post World War II America far beyond it chocolate, vanilla and strawberry tastes, has died at the age of 90.
Robbins opened his first ice cream shop in 1945 in Glendale, California, with his brother in law and partner, Burton Baskin. Robbins displayed a keen sense of fun and a flair for marketing that helped turn some of their frozen treats into cultural touchstones. A matter of fact, when the Dodgers came to LA in 1958, they were greeted with Baseball Nut, a flavor complete with raspberries for the umpires. Lunar Cheesecake was launched the day after man landed on the moon in 1969. Robbins delighted in inventing new flavors and naming them, including his personal favorites, Jamoca Almond Fudge. By the time he retired in 1978, the company was selling some 20 million gallons of ice cream a year in more than 2,000 stores around the world. In 1967, the company was sold to United Fruit Company for an estimated 12 million dollars, and Irvine Robbins stayed with the company for 11 more years after the sale.
Robert Mondavi, the pioneering vintner who helped put California wine country on the map, died at his Napa Valley home at the age of 94
In 1966, he was 52 and a wine making veteran when he opened the winery that would help turn the Napa Valley into a world center of the industry. Clashes with his brother Peter led him to break from the family business, borrow money and start his own company. At that time, California was primarily known for cheap jug wines, yet Mondavi set out to change that by championing cold fermentation, stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels, all of which became common place.
In 2004, the company accepted a buyout worth $1.3 billion from Constellation Brands. The success of the Mondavi winery allowed him to donate tens of millions of dollars to charity.