This fall the University of Tennessee built the Pat Summitt Plaza to, “serve as a permanent testament to the career of college basketball’s greatest coach.” SHEEX Co-Founder Michelle Marciniak attended the dedication ceremony and took a moment to speak about Pat’s tremendous influence, not only on her Basketball career, but in developing her overall outlook on life, business and team work. Watch the full video here.
For a detailed look at the Pat Summitt Plaza watch this time lapse video filmed throughout the construction process.
SHEEX Sleep Ambassador Nicole Smith has been awarded the LPGA Power Drive Award! The Power Drive Award is given to the LPGA player with the longest average driving distance during the year. Nicole beat out her nearest competitor by four yards with a driving average distance of 274.9 yards. When asked about her top achievements in 2013, Nicole told us that receiving this award tops the list alongside completing her rookie LPGA season top the list. Nicole’s also expressed her immense gratitude for everyone that has supported her, “I am thankful for my sponsors believing in me, my fans cheering for me, and the constant love and support from my family and friends.”
Rest assured, we are extremely proud to have Nicole on our SHEEX team! As for her favorite SHEEX item, Nicole loves the SHEEX Down Comforter and Duvet Cover, “They just make me feel like I am burrowed in fluffy clouds that are always the perfect temperature I am looking for.”
To celebrate Thanksgiving, we asked some of our Sleep Ambassadors to share what they are most thankful for this past year. While these athlete have experienced incredible performances this year, their answers come straight from the heart!
Cliff Avril (Defensive End) I am always most thankful for my family and my health.
Dexter McCluster (Wide Receiver) I am thankful for my family and for being given the gift to play this amazing game.
Diana D’Alessio (LPGA) I am thankful for my family. My partner and I have a fantastic life in Arizona, both enjoying our career paths. My mom lives in Arizona as well, so I am grateful to be able to see her frequently. The rest of my family lives in New Jersey and everyone is happy and healthy. I am also grateful for all the opportunities professional golf has given me. Being able to travel all over the world and play golf for a living is something I will always be thankful for.
Rafael Campos (PGA) I am definitely thankful for the immense support my sponsors, friends, fans, supporters and especially my parents (mom and dad) have given me through out this first phase of my career. The truth is that without the support and help, it would be extremely difficult to pursue the golf career in this stage of my life. It is harder than people think to travel week in and week out at this level all while knowing that you have to finish inside the top 18 each week to cover expenses. I truly am thankful for all of those people helping me and pushing me to work harder every week.
Lawrence Siegel (Jiu Jitsu) I continue to travel around the country for my career with Toyota and still train at multiple different Jiu Jitsu academy’s all over. I thank all the people who have opened their doors to me and shared their time with a traveling grappler. Jiu Jitsu really brings people together and has no boundaries. It is internal, external and most importantly…eternal.
Jaclyn Paaso (Free Skiier) I am thankful for my health!
David Oliver (Track and Field) I am thankful for so many things: My family and friends that have supported every endeavor that I have taken on. My health which provides me with the great opportunity to do what I thoroughly enjoy doing. My sponsors who facilitate my ability to maximize my talents and who are always sending me supportive notes and messages, alongside my entire support team. I am well aware that no one gets to where they are going on their own, and I am no different.
Brad Walker (Track and Field) I’m most thankful for being able to pursue my sporting goals without the worries of a part-time job dividing my time.
Michelle Marciniak praises SHEEX Chief Financial Officer Joel Ginsparg (pictured above with Michelle and Susan Walvius) in this week’s Forbes article “5 Steps To Scale your Business” by Eric t. Wagner. (Read the full article here.)
Step #5: Evaluate Financing Options For Expansion
How do you go from $50 million to $500 million? You’re going to need some capital and it’s probably not coming from your rich Uncle.
“There are very few big businesses that are self-funded,” says Jeri Harman, a founder and managing partner of Avante Mezzanine Partners, with almost 30 years of experience as an investor. “Whether you want to expand your employee base, buy a new facility or develop a new product, one of the key elements in taking a company to the next level is knowing the kind of capital you need to support that growth.”
So what do you do? Get a Joel. Yes — according to Entrepreneur Michelle Marciniak, Co-Founder of SHEEX, “you need a high-level finance person by your side.” In Marciniak’s case, it’s a guy named Joel who has opened up their eyes to the possibilities of growth and expansion. If you don’t have a Joel on your team, get one. Like yesterday. (Excerpt via Forbes.)
So who is Joel? (Joel Ginsparg, Chief Financial Officer)
Joel brings a blend of entrepreneurial and professional management experience and transaction execution to the team. He has served in a number of active management (CEO, COO, CTO) and advisory roles in a variety of companies. he has overseen the growth, performance improvement, operational restructuring and turnaround of firms ranging in size from start-up to over $1 billion in revenue. He raised over$20 million in venture capital for two start-up companies and co-managed several M&A transactions.Prior to joining SHEEX, he was CEO of a venture-funded video games company. Joel also served in senior management positions at SeaChange International, Bullseye Interactive, Primestar, Logica, and AT&T. Joel received his MBA in finance from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and his BA in Economics and Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.
Ultimately SHEEX’s success is founded upon the same strategy needed on the Basketball court–team work!
You already run and train in performance moisture-wicking fabrics, why not enhance your recovery by sleeping in the same temperature regulating fabrics? Running Times Magazine includes SHEEX in its Holiday Gift Guide as a luxurious option to accelerate post-workout recovery! It’s “the perfect gift for the runner who has everything!”
After a busy week of work and school, many of us look forward to the weekends as a time to sleep in and catch up on sleep to help us re-charge and recover. But is it really possible to make up for lost sleep? According to “The Sleep Doctor” Dr. Michael J Breus, “It’s a strategy that’s only partially successful.”
In an article published in the Huffington Post after studying sleep deprived adults the consensus for your health and well-being is this: “Relying on weekends to make up sleep lost during the week won’t fully restore health and function. In particular, you should not expect your attention and focus to bounce back after a couple of days of extra sleep. “
Our take: Shoot for quality sleep with a routine that helps you rest better and regularly get enough sleep for good health and productivity. This of course should included SHEEX for ultimate comfort through temperature management and a luxuriously soft feel that will make going to sleep one of the best parts of your day!
In an anti-discrimination campaign that is light year ahead of other professional sports leagues, our own Dwayne DeRosario takes a bold stand against discrimination in Major League Soccer alongside superstars Landon Donovan and Kyle Beckerman.
We are proud of Dwayne and encourage you to watch the Don’t Cross The Line Campaign:
Ski and Snowboard season is fast approaching! Aside from stocking up on winter sleep necessities from SHEEX (like new SHEEX Reversible Performance Sheets) you need to make sure you are snow aware for your winter outdoor activities.
SHEEX Sleep Ambassador and top-ranked Free Skier Jaclyn Passo uses her experience in the mountains to educate the public on snow safety and awareness at the GOULD Academy. According to Jackie, “With the development of new gear that is making it easier for people to get out into backcountry, more incidents are happening every winter.”
Listen to Jackie’s discussion of climate change and avalanche safety here.
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Watch Jackie’s winning line from the Nissan World Tour here.
SHEEX® Reversible Performance Sheets are ideal for multiple seasons and a variety of climates. Brushed fleece on one side keeps you warm and cozy, while silky-smooth performance fabric on the other side keeps you cool and comfortable.
Enter here today for a chance to win a Queen or King Reversible Sheet Set with Pillowcases — and get ready to sleep in luxurious comfort! Hurry, contest ends November 29th!
Terms & Conditions:
- The contest will begin on November 4, 2013 and ends at 11:59pm EST on November 29. Winners will be announced on December 3, 2013.
- Only one winner will be selected. Winner will be chosen at random from entries submitted.
- Winner must be located in the United States or Canada.
- Winner may choose either a Queen or King Reversible Sheet Set with Pillowcases.
- The winner has up to 2 weeks from the time of notification to claim his/her prize. If the winner does not claim their prize, the runner-up will be awarded the prize.
Fall is in full swing and temperatures are dropping! The New Men’s Lounge Long Sleeve Tee from the SHEEX Performance Sleepwear Collection available in black and white, will keep you or the man in your life cozy, without overheating, and sleep better thanks to the SLEEP•FIT Technology™. Check out the entire stylish, light and comfortable line of SHEEX Performance Sleepwear that breathes 50% better than cotton!