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Numi Tea to be Recognized as 2014 Entrepreneurs of the Year

Rising Tide Capital honors Numi Tea for their commitment to producing a healthy, sustainable global community

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November 12, 2014 — Rising Tide Capital (RTC) is proud to present the Entrepreneurs of the Year Award to Numi Tea for their dedication to creating all natural products, a values-alligned business and for pursuing Fair Trade and Fair Labor practices. Co-Founders and siblings, Ahmed and Reem Rahim, will accept their award tomorrow evening during the Third Annual Start Something Champions Gala hosted by Rising Tide Capital.

New Jersey City University to be Named Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year

Rising Tide Capital honors NJCU for work providing knowledge capital to local entrepreneurs

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November 12, 2014 — Rising Tide Capital will honor New Jersey City University as the Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year for its commitment to building strong local economies and uplifting local entrepreneurs through incubator space, student internships, and public-private partnerships. President Sue Henderson will accept the award at the Third Annual Start Something Champions Gala hosted by Rising Tide Capital (RTC) tomorrow evening.

Whole Foods Market Receives Market Maker of the Year Award for New Whole Cities Initiative

Rising Tide Capital honors Whole Foods for dedication to providing healthy food to urban communities

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November 12, 2014 — Rising Tide Capital (RTC) will award Whole Foods Market, the world's largest natural and organic foods supermarket, the 2014 Market Maker of the Year Award during the Third Annual Start Something Champions Gala. The retailer will be recognized for its entrepreneurial vision and dedication to bringing fresh, organic food to inner cities through its Whole Cities Initiative and its commitment to empowering its stores to become community anchors through investment in local entrepreneurs.

Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation to Receive the Award for Entrepreneurial Philanthropy

Rising Tide Capital honors Paul Fireman for work in underserved communities

GalaProgramNovember 12, 2014 —The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation will receive the Award for Entrepreneurial Philanthropy in recognition for their dedication to creating opportunities for underserved communities in Jersey City and beyond. Dan Fireman, trustee for the Foundation, will accept the award at the Third Annual Start Something Champions Gala hosted by Rising Tide Capital (RTC) tomorrow evening.

The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Foundation is a family foundation based in Boston, Massachusetts. Rising Tide Capital is proud to honor The Foundation’s innovative approach in harnessing the power of collaboration and social capital to address systemic issues such as homelessness. The Foundation also supports a range of other causes, including fighting poverty.

Social Media Ambassadors Share Their Experience

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On October 8, Rising Tide Capital and its partners hosted the Local Living Economy Summit at Saint Peter’s University. In order to expand the conversations about the importance of building an inclusive, sustainable local living economy. Our Communications team employed a social media campaign that included our first-ever tweet chat with CEO Alfa Demmellash and recruiting volunteers for our newly created Social Media Ambassador Program.

College Students were recruited from throughout New Jersey to live-tweet the Summit, and engage RTC’s stakeholders with some of the information presented at the event, with fantastic results.

Nearly 500 tweets were sent on the day of the summit, reaching almost 70,000 twitter accounts and generating more than 200,000 impressions. Summit hashtags also created buzz on Facebook and Instagram.

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