Thursday, June 27, 2013

Event Recap: FEED USA + Target launch event

Photos by Nilaya Sabnis

On Wednesday night, June 19, Lauren Bush Lauren, founder and CEO of FEED USA, celebrated the launch of her upcoming collection for Target . The new FEED USA + Target collection includes a variety of lifestyle products that will raise funds for Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.

The patriotic, Americana party, set underneath the Brooklyn Bridge at the Tobacco Warehouse, gathered over 500 guests, all clad in red. GoGreenRide was honored to provide transportation to and from the event for some of the evening's VIP's, social influencers and people who were critical in making the successful event a possibility. Editorial director of Paper Magazine, Mickey Boardman, was thrilled to ride in one of our hybrids and loved his experience!

Guests lounged at picnic tables as they enjoyed a finger-licking good dinner and of course, America's favorite dessert, apple crumble. Under the setting sun, guests shopped the limited-time-only FEED USA+ Target collection and mingled with notable names such as Karlie Kross, Lea Michelle, Sophia Bush and Mamie Gummer. As the event came to a close, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips took the stage with his hit song "Home".

To help provide 10 million meals for hungry Americans, check out Lauren's designs at Target on June 30th.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Member of the Week: Carl Banks

GoGreenRide is excited to announce our new Member of the Week, Carl Banks! From 1984 to 1995, Banks was an American football linebacker in the NFL, playing for the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns. Due to his outstanding performance in football, Banks became a member of the NFL's 1980's All-Decade Team. In 1987 and 1991, Carl Banks helped lead the Giants to win Superbowl XXI and Superbowl XXV.

Today, Banks does his part for the environment by choosing to comfortably ride in GoGreenRide's eco-friendly hybrid cars. Banks calls GGR "green, clean and awesome" as he plugs into his favorite Pandora station and relaxes knowing that he will get to his next meeting on time. Thank you Carl Banks for being a great and loyal GoGreenRide customer!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Event Recap: Let's Collaborate!

On Tuesday, June 18th, inspirational and empowering people with an interest in peer-to-peer marketplaces gathered together at Let's Collaborate!The Rise of the Micro-Entrepreneurs event. Etsy, SideTour and Kitchensurfing provided a platform for an inspirational night filled with networking, discussions on how to build successful marketplaces, and advice on how to make money by doing something you're passionate about.

Melissa O'Young, the Founder of Let's Collaborate!, successfully connected an impressive group of micro-entrepreneurs and the collaborative consumption community in New York City. Melissa was wonderful to work with and GoGreenRide loved the compelling panel discussion Let's Collaborate! provided.

GoGreenRide was thrilled and honored to provide transportation for the event's moderator, Christina Chaey from Fast Company, and the speakers who told their inspiring stories and experiences, Chris Muscarella from Kitchensurfing, Althea Erickson from Etsy, and Vipin Goyal from SideTour.

A big thanks to Let's Collaborate! for choosing GoGreenRide as your transportation!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Playlist

Some of our favorites this week topping our Summer Playlist include international tunes like Ambiance à l'africaine and Oye Mi Canto. Roll down the windows in this summer heat and listen to our favorites from Kanye West, Adele, U2 and Sia. Want more of a selection? Choose your own music via YouTube or Pandora from our entertainment iPad!

We even have a Guest List, featuring Green Light by John Legend. Feel free to add your favorite songs to the list for all GoGreenRide members to enjoy!

What will you be blasting this summer? Share with us via our Facebook or Twitter page.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Member of the Week: Valisia LeKae

You may have seen her as Diana Ross in Motown: The Musical or you may have seen her riding around New York City in one of our GoGreenRide hybrids. Wherever you've seen her, our Member of the Week, Valisia LeKae, shines like a Broadway star. This 2013 Broadway season, Valisia received a 2013 Tony Award Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, a 2013 Drama League Nomination for Distinguished Performance Award, a 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and was the winner of the 2013 Theater World Award.

Valisia says, "When I leave Broadway, I GoGreen!" as she hops into a GoGreenRide car outside the Lunt-Fontanne theater. LeKae has been using GoGreenRide twice a day to travel to and from her work and will continue this travel routine for the rest of the Broadway season. After a long night on the stage, Valisia likes to relax in GGR's comfortable leather seats and plug into her favorite Pandora station. Whether or not she slips into her Diana Ross character and jams to Motown tunes, only her and her driver will ever know!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Event Recap: Hearing Health Foundation Summer Soiree

On June 11, GoGreenRide was proud to be a part of the Hearing Health Foundation's Summer Soiree benefit at The West 79th Street Boat Basin Cafe. Although forecasted to rain, the evening turned out to be a beautiful night filled with great BBQ food, delicious drinks and inspiring people. Hearing Health Foundation is the largest private funder of hearing research and has remarkably given more than $30 million to hearing and balance research. With fundraising events like this week's Summer Soiree, the foundation moves closer and closer to their mission in preventing and curing hearing loss.

One of our valued GoGreenRide members, Michael Kolodny, is a National Junior Board Member of the Hearing Health Foundation and helped put together the successful event that hosted over two hundred people. The Summer Soiree featured a silent auction and a raffle that GoGreenRide was thrilled to contribute to. For the silent auction, GGR provided complimentary transportation to and from a wine tasting that was being auctioned off. GoGreenRide is so happy to have supported such a great event and to have contributed in making hearing loss a thing of the past.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Promo Alert: Gilt City

Today, GoGreenRide launched a promotion on Gilt City that offers a variety of discounted eco-friendly rides throughout New York City! The car services offered are: a $10 one-way trip between any two points in Manhattan ($30 value), a $25 drop-off at LaGuardia Airport from any location in Manhattan, and a $35 drop-off at JFK Airport from any location in Manhattan.

Visit our Gilt City promotion now to take advantage of these great offers and to begin your eco-conscious, tech-savvy ride in our Toyota Prius hybrids

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Member of the Week: Daniel Boulud

Revered chefs like Daniel Boulud are why New York City is considered the food capital of the world. If you have ever been so lucky to have dined at one of his seven restaurants in New York City or had the chance to experience his food in Palm Beach, Miami, Singapore, Montréal, Toronto, London or Beijing, you understand why Boulud is one of America's most prominent culinary authorities. As long as his repertoire of restaurants is his list of accolades and achievements: Boulud has received the reputable James Beard Foundation awards, Outstanding Chef and Outstanding Restaurateur, as well as being named a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French government and Chef of the Year 2011 by The Culinary Institute of America.

Daniel Boulud is not only respected for his delicious culinary expertise here at GoGreenRide, but is also appreciated as a friend and devoted supporter of our CEO, Yamandou Alexander. In 1994, Yamandou moved from France to the United States to seek new opportunities. What Yamandou found was a busboy position at one of New York City's finest restaurants owned by the one and only Daniel Boulud, Daniel. When Yamandou moved on to found ASG Telecom in 1996, Boulud was the first customer to purchase the new company's services. Boulud's loyalty has never wavered; you can find him today riding around New York City in a bright green car, once again supporting his former employee.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

GoGreenRide App Tutorial

Not sure about this app thing? Check out our app overview and tutorial to see just how easy it is to book one of our GoGreenRide cars to your door. We definitely think it's easier than hailing a yellow cab.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Member of the Week: Mike El Beta

New York City is known for its very diverse Latino community and has a bustling music scene spanning multiple genres. We caught up recently with one of our members, Mike El Beta, as he shared some of his work and collaboration with another NYC-based artist, Luno. As they rode in one of our cars, they played a few of their original songs from Mike's YouTube channel on our guest iPad.

GoGreenRide is the perfect company for New Yorkers like Mike and Luno because we offer on-demand car service at a very competitive price. Not only is our fleet of Toyota Prius V's "tech ready" with free wireless, iPads and recharging stations, it is also better for the environment. Thanks to Mike and Luno for riding with us and sharing your projects. We wish much success to you and look forward to having you ride with us to future gigs and appearances!

Check out more of Mike and Luno's work on Soundcloud or follow Mike on Twitter.

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