Category Archives: Business

Skateboard innovator Larry Stevenson, a lifeguard, merely wanted to help guys and girls surf on land

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81. Stevenson, who had Parkinson’s

Skateboard innovator Larry Stevenson, a lifeguard, merely wanted to help guys and girls surf on land

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81. Stevenson, who had Parkinson’s

Millions start their day pouring a cup from Mr. Coffee, which Samuel Glazer, 89, helped create

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Samuel L. Glazer rose from poverty to develop neighborhoods, malls and Mr. Coffee. He and longtime business partner Vincent G. Marotta Sr., met as students at Shaker Heights High School. The pair paid engineers to spend a

Millions start their day pouring a cup from Mr. Coffee, which Samuel Glazer, 89, helped create

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Samuel L. Glazer rose from poverty to develop neighborhoods, malls and Mr. Coffee. He and longtime business partner Vincent G. Marotta Sr., met as students at Shaker Heights High School. The pair paid engineers to spend a

Murray Lender, 81, helped bring tasty bagels from the Old World to America’s heartland

MIAMI — Murray Lender, an international humanitarian and member of the iconic bagel business family, died Wednesday in Florida of complications due to a recent fall, longtime friend former First Selectman Roger Harrison said. Lender was chairman of Lender’s Bagel

Murray Lender, 81, helped bring tasty bagels from the Old World to America’s heartland

MIAMI — Murray Lender, an international humanitarian and member of the iconic bagel business family, died Wednesday in Florida of complications due to a recent fall, longtime friend former First Selectman Roger Harrison said. Lender was chairman of Lender’s Bagel

Chaleo Yoovidhya, 89, created Red Bull dynasty by creating cheap energy drink marketed to workers

BANGKOK – Chaleo Yoovidhya, the founder of the renowned energy drink Red Bull, or Krating Daeng in Thai, and one of the nation’s richest men, died at Chulalongkorn Hospital yesterday. Born the third of five children in 1923 to a

Chaleo Yoovidhya, 89, created Red Bull dynasty by creating cheap energy drink marketed to workers

BANGKOK – Chaleo Yoovidhya, the founder of the renowned energy drink Red Bull, or Krating Daeng in Thai, and one of the nation’s richest men, died at Chulalongkorn Hospital yesterday. Born the third of five children in 1923 to a

Billionaire Minoru Mori, 77, built the tallest skyscraper in Shanghai’s fast-growing financial center

TOKYO—Minoru Mori, whose entrepreneurial risk-taking helped transform the central Tokyo skyline and which set him apart within Japan’s staid real-estate world, has died at age 77, his company said Monday. Mr. Mori had been chairman and chief executive officer of

Billionaire Minoru Mori, 77, built the tallest skyscraper in Shanghai’s fast-growing financial center

TOKYO—Minoru Mori, whose entrepreneurial risk-taking helped transform the central Tokyo skyline and which set him apart within Japan’s staid real-estate world, has died at age 77, his company said Monday. Mr. Mori had been chairman and chief executive officer of

Mountain outdoorsman Bud Brewster created guest house, lodge at Banff National Park

BANFF, Alberta – Bud Brewster, whose family name has been synonymous with the wilderness experience in Banff National Park for five generations, was a weather-beaten outdoorsman who expanded his family’s holdings to include a guest ranch, a mountain lodge, a

Mountain outdoorsman Bud Brewster created guest house, lodge at Banff National Park

BANFF, Alberta – Bud Brewster, whose family name has been synonymous with the wilderness experience in Banff National Park for five generations, was a weather-beaten outdoorsman who expanded his family’s holdings to include a guest ranch, a mountain lodge, a

Edna Milton Chadwell, the last madam of the Chicken Ranch brothel, was a no-nonsense business woman

PHOENIX – Edna Milton Chadwell, the last madam of the Chicken Ranch, an infamous La Grange brothel which inspired a ZZ Top song, a Broadway hit and a movie starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton, has died in Phoenix. She

Edna Milton Chadwell, the last madam of the Chicken Ranch brothel, was a no-nonsense business woman

PHOENIX – Edna Milton Chadwell, the last madam of the Chicken Ranch, an infamous La Grange brothel which inspired a ZZ Top song, a Broadway hit and a movie starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton, has died in Phoenix. She