Steal This Idea

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Steal This Idea
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A lot of families were hit hard from the recession, so we decided to become a summer feeding site. We later expanded our program year-round, funneling the operation out of our retail location.
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Eric Eisenberg, corporate executive chef at Swedish Health Services in Seattle, created a policy to make sure each accolade gets to the right person.
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The University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital decided to expand its employee of the month program outside of the department.
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I run the Facebook account, and our director runs our Twitter, and between the two of us we take advantage of as many different photo sources as possible.
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After eight years of the same on-campus food trucks,the University of Washington is reconcepting one into an all-day breakfast truck.
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We have started adding healthier options to our cafe, and did sampling events to find out which snacks to use. I took the options to our administrative team first.
sake cups
A friend of the restaurant opened a coffee shop and wanted to serve more interesting food, so our pastry chef has partnered with the shop for menu development.
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When the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign switched from standard latex gloves to nitrile gloves, it also set up a recycling program.
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Sparrow Hospital wanted to add sushi, but that’s not really its director's expertise. So she found a local company that offered to put three sushi chefs on-site...

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