[Fresh Press] Sept 1: Veterans Mental Health, Tissue Donation, & Endless Burger Mania

Aaron Blank / September 1, 2017

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SEPT 1, A Week of [Fresh Press]


VICE, TONIC: Poor Healthcare Is to Blame for 20 Veteran Suicides a Day

[Fresh Press] Mental health is a serious issue among U.S. veterans

Mark Russell, Director of the Institute of War Stress Injury, Recovery, and Social Justice at Antioch University in Seattle recently authored a piece for Vice’s Tonic to raise awareness about the failings of mental healthcare for U.S. veterans.

“We’re failing the men and women who put it all on the line for our country,” Dr. Russell says.


KING 5, Evening Magazine: Wildlife ambulance is saving lives in the Northwest


Quincy Valley Post-Register: Keeping people alive, LifeNet Health teams up with local family

[Fresh Press] LifeNet Health is a tissue donation facility in RentonMany people sign up to be organ donors with their driver’s license, but did you know you can also be a tissue donor?

Levi Anderson, general manager for Northwest Operations at LifeNet Health, said the need for tissue donation runs a broad gamut, which includes burn victims, heart valve replacements and torn ligaments.  In Quincy, Washington one woman is working to raise awareness for tissue donation after losing her son, Ben Horning.


KING 5: Tribes worry about environmental toll from salmon spill

Following their Grand Opening last Friday, Next Level Burger keeps pulling in the coverage! 

Food & Wine: Whole Foods Expands Plant-Based Burger Bar Partnership

“We are thrilled to be early partners with Next Level Burgers as consumer demand increases for plant-forward alternatives,” Erika Dimmler, Whole Foods Market Regional PR Director, told Forbes.

Keep your eyes out for more Next Level Burger restaurants popping up around the U.S. as Matt and his wife Cierra de Gruyter look for opportunities to continue the restaurant’s national expansion, envisioning a chain with 1,000 units. For now, check out Seattle’s first NLB in the Whole Foods in Roosevelt Square in Seattle!

Red Tricycle Seattle: Sink Your Teeth Into Seattle’s First Plant-Based Burger Joint

[Fresh Press] Next Level Burger is Red Tricycle kid approvedAllison Sutcliffe from Seattle’s Red Tricycle give’s Next Level Burger two thumbs up for both adults and kids alike! Allison gives you the low down on the full experience, from the many burger options, to the fries, shakes and even the kids menu – which is meant to please even the pickiest of eaters. Dive in for some plant-base goodness!

QSR Magazine: Plant-Based Concept Next Level Burger Opens in Seattle

What’s next in the healthy fast-casual dining? Next Level Burger is making waves across the board. Last weekend’s grand opening in Seattle drew a crowd of thousands, all who lined up early to sample Next Level Burger’s innovative menu. The celebration was capped with a burger cutting ceremony—the brand’s twist on the classic ribbon cutting ceremony and a tradition that will continue to inaugurate all future launches.


Catch up on last week’s Aug 25 [FRESH PRESS] here.

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Aaron Blank

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Aaron has been engaged in the conversation since the late 1990s, where he discovered his love of media while working at local radio stations. After five years as a radio reporter, anchor, producer and promoter in New York and Connecticut, he and his wife, Lacey, ventured west to begin his career in PR. Soon he caught the attention of industry legend Pat Fearey and the rest is history. Two decades later, as CEO and owner of Fearey, Aaron leads with tireless enthusiasm and contagious drive. In 2014, he became the next generation owner of the firm. He takes his breakfast at 4:30 AM and never eats lunch alone. You can find him working to connect the next business with tomorrow’s leader.

Personal philosophy: do something amazing every day and be fearless!