Catch up on this week’s industry chatter with these click-worthy links:
- In a televised interview, Beautycounter Founder Gregg Renfrew shared lessons learned from her experience as a serial entrepreneur, a journey that began with the launch of her own cleaning service in college.
- Canada’s first ViSalus Challenge Center opened in Ontario, offering a space designed around the brand’s 90-day fitness and weight loss program. Six-time Ontario Boxing Champion and Vi Promoter Claudia Renkwitz opened the center, building on a relatively new model for the company.
- Looking at the core competencies of today’s IT chiefs, CIO magazine shared an anecdote from Ambit Energy CIO John Burke, who helped the company tackle a major application problem by borrowing a page from Amazon.
- What do Mary Kay and the NFL have in common? Both are partnering with the National Domestic Violence Hotline to provide services for domestic violence victims in Washington, D.C., and across the country. A donation from the NFL is funding a new D.C. office for the Hotline. Among other services, the facility will house a pilot program enabling survivors to contact the hotline through a live chat service, an initiative sponsored by Mary Kay’s Don’t Look Away campaign.