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From business finance to chilling out at five below zero

Social Chaos: Scene Out

May 29, we joined peers and pioneers in the business community at Entrepreneur Thought Leaders Live in Long Beach to get an insider’s perspective on how to navigate the latest financing solutions for businesses. Nontraditional funding opportunities have skyrocketed, helping small businesses get off the ground and making it possible for their growth plans and special projects to take off. Covestor CEO Asheesh Advani, Peerbackers co-founder Andrew Rachmell, Adstruc founder and CEO John Laramie and Entrepreneur Magazine Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper gave valuable insights on the options available; things that business owners need to know before working with venture capitals (VC) and investors, and how to get the most out of your crowdfunding campaign(s). All four brought a unique perspective to the panel discussion and Q&A session. It was also a great networking opportunity. We met several people including the woman who created the first physical therapy mobile application.

Home of Guiding Hands

The Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) 39th annual Gala was held at the beautiful Hotel del Coronado June 1. Cocktail hour with tray passed hors d’oeuvres were offered in the garden patio from 5:30-7 p.m. Sen. Joel Anderson recognized the gala committee members for their dedication and commitment to the community.

HGH serves children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities in San Diego County. It provides a wide range of services for all ages: from early childhood development serving infants and toddlers; residential services for children, adolescents and adults; in-home respite serving all ages; a community living program; counseling and family support services and a variety of life programs. For more information, visit guidinghands.org

San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and 1⁄2 Marathon

San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and 1⁄2 Marathon brought thousands of running enthusiasts from around the world to help raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The anticipation is felt months in advance with reminders on highways, streets and in the news. The night before as we drove around the streets of Hillcrest and made a few pit stops at Flicks, Rich’s, Numbers and Pecs, tow trucks were ready to launch at midnight. We hope none of you got your cars towed! No matter how many reminders were posted, there really is no preparation for being woken up by bands and cheers at 5 a.m. the day of, so we joined the sidelines. We had a wonderful time watching several Elvis’, Princess Leia and a row of Marilyn Monroe’s on the route. Congratulations to all the runners including our friends Memo and Manny!

Can’t take the heat? Chill out at minus5°


We’re in Vegas right now and it’s so hot that one of our skateboard helmets melted in the car after 10 minutes. We got some relief at minus5° ice bar in Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. We’re not novices when it comes to ice; we’ve slept in the Ice Hotel in Quebec, Canada and visited Ice Kingdom in Long Beach in December. In contrast to those attractions minus5° is year round!

The entire bar is made of ice, the tables, chairs, walls and the glasses you drink from. The sculptures inside are re-vamped every 6-8 weeks so you can touch, feel, and explore these unique creations. You can’t take pictures inside so the first step after choosing your package is locking up your phone and camera.

We got the Fur Coat Package; we were fitted with a white faux fur coat and provided with boots and gloves. You also get a drink card and a token for a shot. A professional photographer is waiting inside to capture the experience. It’s literally the coolest thing to do in Las Vegas.

To view their packages and make a reservation go to: http://www.minus5experience.com/. You can also visit their other venue in Mandalay Bay.

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