Soave Agricultural Group Offers Healthy Produce Options

Soave offers consumers the best tomatoes around, and a major health benefit along with them.anthony-soave-tomatoes

While it may seem strange, it’s a well-recognized fact that tomatoes are one of the healthiest foods out there. Tomatoes have a reputation for providing lots of healthy antioxidants.  These antioxidants support healthy blood conditions and immunity.  Antioxidants in tomatoes have also been shown to promote healthy bone health.  This is especially true for women. In one recent study, women were instructed to remove tomatoes and other vegetables that contain lycopene from their diet.  For four weeks the women at no foods that offered the healthy source of antioxidants.  After the study, the women showed increased signs of unwanted change in their bone tissue.  The study reported that the removal of lycopene from the diet put the women at an increased risk for osteoporosis.

What with tomatoes being such an important part of an everyday diet, it’s equally important to get the best tomatoes out there to ensure good health. That’s where Soave Agricultural Group comes in. Soave Agricultural Group is dedicated to providing tomatoes of the highest quality to promote healthy eating. Soave Agricultural Group produces high quality tomatoes under optimum growing conditions.  By creating an optimally controlled growing environment, Soave Agricultural Group produces pesticide and herbicide free with Great Northern Hydroponics.  The quality, sanitation, security, maintenance, product traceability, hygiene and integrated pest management protocols are second to none to ensure the highest quality and freshness for customers.

“No matter how you enjoy them, it is important to look for tomatoes of the highest quality.  That is why at Soave Agricultural Group, we are dedicated to growing our vegetables in a maximum controlled environment free of harmful chemicals.  The Soave management team is proud to be a HACCP-certified supplier compliant with a world-wide acknowledged and respected program.  We have achieved superior food safety and quality ratings within the industry for seven years.  As of October 2010, Great Northern Hydroponics became the first vegetable producing greenhouse in Canada to meet the requirements of the SQF 1000 Code, Level 3 for uncompromising Comprehensive Food Safety and Quality,” assures the company.

Soave Enterprises affiliate, Great Northern Hydroponics, was founded in 1998 in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Canada.  It is currently one of the largest greenhouse operations in North America.  The company uses advanced growing methods and innovative technology to grow premium quality gourmet tomatoes.

About Soave Agricultural Group and Anthony Soave

From the early days of his first company, Anthony Soave has had a commitment to integrating innovative technology and partnerships to maintain an elevated level of service.  At Great Northern Hydroponics, this includes employing the most innovative growing techniques and resources to continually improve the quality and safety of each tomato crop.

Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave that provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others.  For more information on Anthony Soave and Soave Enterprises, please visit http://www.soave.com.

Soave Enterprises

3400 E Lafayette

Detroit, MI 48207

313-567-7000

http://www.soave.com

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Soave Automotive Group Spotlights Executive Marion Battaglia

Soave Automotive Group recognized their president, Marion Battaglia, for his outstanding leadership by the company’s own Executive Spotlight program.soave-automotive

Many customers of Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City have come to know Marion Battaglia, the President of The Soave Automotive Group. Since his appointment to the position in December 2006 he has strived to make the dealership a place where customer service is held in the highest regard and where employees are empowered to make decisions in the best interest of the customer without direct approval from their managers.

A Legacy of Leadership

A Kansas City native his whole life, Battaglia lives in Leawood with his son, Nicolas. Outside of The Soave Automotive Group, he sits on the Board of the Kansas City Motor Car Dealers, and oversees the dealership’s participation in multiple charities such as Sleepyhead Beds, Uplift, Harvesters, The Ali Kemp Foundation, Hope House, The Kansas City Art Institute, Universit of Kansas Hospital, and many more.

Mr. Battaglia brings over 35 years of experience to The Soave Automotive Group, including co-ownership of The BMW Gallery and Baron BMW-Mini-VW-MINI. He has been honored with seats on the VW Regional Advisory Council and The National BMW Dealer Board.

Representing Mercedes-Benz, smart, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, Maserati, and Sprinter, Soave Automotive customers expect the greatest in customer service every single time, a goal Marion reminds employees of every day.

Executive Spotlight is a series of biographies on the executive staff of the Soave Automotive Group, a division of Soave Enterprises that owns both Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City.

Leadership like that of Mr. Battaglia is what has made Soave Automotive Group one of the most customer friendly, premier automotive groups in the nation. Part of the Soave portfolio since 1999, the Merriam, Kansas-based dealership boasts one of the most talented sales and service teams in the industry. This team has been recognized nationally by manufacturers for consistently surpassing customers’ expectations and providing an exceptional home for their luxury brands. Together, Aristocrat’s sales associates market over 1,500 new and pre-owned vehicles per year. Just as importantly, the factory-trained service teams consistently win accolades, ensuring that Aristocrat customers remain Aristocrat customers.  The Soave Automotive Group seeks to deliver the finest in automobiles to the most discerning customers in Kansas City, all while providing exceptional customer service.

About Soave

Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony Soave that provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others.  For more information on Tony Soave and Soave Enterprises, please visit http://www.soave.com.

Aristocrat Motors

www.AristocratMotors.com

Aristocrat Motors is Kansas City’s premier auto dealership representing the Mercedes-Benz, smart, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Maserati brands. Voted “Best Foreign Auto Dealership” by the readers of Ingram’s Magazine as well as “Best Auto Dealership” by the readers of KC Magazine, Aristocrat Motors is committed to the highest levels of customer service and is proud to be an active member of the Kansas City community for over 50 years.

Soave Enterprises

3400 E Lafayette

Detroit, MI 48207

313-567-7000

http://www.soave.com

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Soave Community Celebrates Small Business Success Together

Soave’s Brambleton contributes to small businesses by celebrating Small Business Saturday.soave-enterprises-brambleton

Anthony Soave, as an entrepreneur himself, recognizes that small businesses are a vital part of today’s economy. They’re also the clearest representation of the American Dream. In the Christmas movie It’s a Wonderful Life, Bedford Falls has a small business which must strive not to be consumed by the greedy Mr. Potter. The Bailey Building and Loan is the ideal small business: beloved by the town, and with friendly, well-known owners who genuinely care about their customers. This kind of business is one which is becoming less and less common in America, as big companies buy out the little ones and start monopolizing the market. At a time like this, small businesses need all the help they can get. That’s why outreaches like Brambleton’s Small Business Saturday celebration are so important.

The community of Brambleton held a massive event dedicated to supporting small businesses on November 30th, Small Business Saturday, supporting both the town’s Small Businesses as well as the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation in the process.

Beginning at 10 am in the Town Center, shoppers participated in a Candy Cane Treasure Hunt, entered for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree giveaway plus a matching donation to a school of the winner’s choice, enjoyed merchant specials, watched classic holiday movies in the Welcome Center and took horse and carriage rides around the Town Center plaza throughout the daylong event. There was also a Kids’ Jingle Bell Bike Race at 11 am and strolling outdoor entertainment throughout the afternoon.

The Brambleton Town Center partnered with Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees to launch “Christmas for the Cause” during the event. Fresh cut trees were sold on the Town Center green in front of ReMax Gateway, with all proceeds benefitting Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation.

Brambleton’s Small Business Saturday extravaganza helped to result in a significant rush of business for small businesses within Brambleton- and they’re grateful for it. “When I’m just the owner of a neighborhood toy store, how in the world do I thank an entire community for the unimaginable outpouring of support that Go Bananas experienced this weekend? Never, never, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined Small Business Saturday like the one we had yesterday,” said Mary Holmes, owner of “Go Bananas,” a local toy store.

The community involvement that was demonstrated by Brambleton is just the kind that is needed in order to save the Building and Loans of the world from the Mr. Potters, and if more communities start getting involved, we might do just that.

About Soave Enterprises and Brambleton

Brambleton is an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, VA.  The community is part of Anthony Soave’s vision for an exceptional living experience featuring the natural beauty of the outdoors and the best neighborhood amenities.   Brambleton encompasses nearly 2,000 acres and over 8,000 residences.  Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate, an affiliate of Soave Enterprises.

Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony Soave. Soave Enterprises provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures including the residential community of Brambleton.  Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Soave Enterprises as the 251st largest privately held company in the United States. For more information visit www.soave.com.

Soave Enterprises

3400 E Lafayette

Detroit, MI 48207

313-567-7000

http://www.soave.com

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Soave Agriculture Group Sets Higher Standards for Clean Energy Use

Soave Agriculture group has chosen to deal with the rising costs of energy in a way that is consistent with their efficient history. In order to maximize their energy use, the company has adopted a cogeneration system, which is an efficient and energy saving way of producing energy. soave-enterprises-agriculture

“Soave Hydroponics Company began looking at ways to deal with the rising cost of energy and we soon realized that a cogeneration system could help offset the high cost of energy while also helping the environment. We are the first greenhouse application in North America to successfully install a cogeneration system of such capacity,” states the company.

This is a significant move. The adoption of a cleaner, but still economically sound energy production technique is a move in the right direction for big companies. If Soave can do it, others can and should follow suit.

Cogeneration Is the Key

A cogeneration system simultaneously produces electricity as well as useful heat. This method loses little energy, unlike most other forms of energy production. Many others lose a large amount of energy when they operate. In most others, more than half of the energy produced is lost as excess heat. Cogeneration systems, which can get up to 80% efficiency, capture and use that heat.

Soave Agriculture doesn’t just set the technological standard for energy use. Being one of the largest greenhouse operations in North America, they use state-of-the-art technology and modern growing methods to produce premium quality gourmet tomatoes that customers enjoy each and every day. Soave’s Great Northern Hydroponics’ current production capacity is a 70-acre facility. Product is produced under optimum growing conditions; in a maximum biologically controlled environment that is pesticide and herbicide free. Packaging and shipping is done on-site to guarantee freshness using sophisticated automation together with meticulous attention to quality and detail.  Great Northern’s quality, sanitation, security, maintenance, product traceability, hygiene and integrated pest management protocols are second to none.

Great Northern Hydroponics was established by Soave in 1998 and is located in the heart of sunny Southwestern Ontario, Canada.

“The goal of Soave Agricultural Group is to achieve the perfect integration between agriculture and technology in a society that is environmentally sustainable and responsible. We feel very confident that all aspects of our business conform to this ambition and we are proud to be on the path to a bright and clean future with a watch-full eye to the environment,” states the company.

About Soave Agricultural Group and Anthony Soave

From the early days of his first company, Anthony Soave has had a commitment to integrating innovative technology and partnerships to maintain an elevated level of service.  At Great Northern Hydroponics, this includes employing the most innovative growing techniques and resources to continually improve the quality and safety of each tomato crop.

Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave that provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others.  For more information on Anthony Soave and Soave Enterprises, please visit http://www.soave.com.

Soave Enterprises

3400 E Lafayette

Detroit, MI 48207

313-567-7000

http://www.soave.com

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Soave Gives an Example for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Soave Enterprises owner, Anthony Soave, shows the way to success for other hopeful and dedicated entrepreneurs. Anthony Soave, CEO of Soave Enterprises.

Soave Enterprises sets an example for aspiring entrepreneurs of what they can become. The company explains, “Since its founding, Soave Enterprises has been shaped and defined by its entrepreneurial culture. This vision consistency of spirit is Soave’s ever-present beacon of light, guiding the company as it navigates an ever-changing business landscape.”

While its business model is dynamic, its corporate values remain constant. Over the course of five decades and multiple industries, Soave Enterprises has cultivated the art of intelligent risk taking. Empowered, exceptional team members act upon and respond
to changing market conditions. At Soave Enterprises, the executive team understands that true leaders reach beyond the comfort of the status quo. Soave’s leaders assess opportunity, as well as communicate our customer-first commitment.

This sentiment is one which aspiring entrepreneurs should take note of. Any new business relies on uniqueness and newness in order to succeed. This requires just the kind of intelligent risk taking that Soave is known for.

“As a company, we embrace the strategies that advanced us in the past, while inviting new possibilities. Soave Enterprises possesses a willingness to see beyond conventional performance measurements. We know our greatest successes are typically the result of reaching forward and extending beyond the familiar,” shares Anthony Soave.

This sentiment too can be utilized as a guide for anyone trying to create a business. The past is somewhere always worth looking to, as it can provide examples of what to do, and what not to do. Beginning with something from the past, and then extending that concept into the present, is a perfectly good way of beginning your operation.

“By embracing our historical roots – in spirit, if not in industry – the best is yet to come for Soave Enterprises,” shares Soave.

Soave Enterprises specializes in identifying and growing business potential. The privately owned enterprise holds interests in a diversified portfolio of companies, which collectively generate annual sales in excess of $1.8 billion.

Its beginnings, like most self-made enterprises, were unassuming. In 1961, the Detroit-based company was founded by native son Anthony Soave who decided that finding his own path would be more interesting and profitable than taking over his family’s neighborhood grocery. Today, Soave Enterprises utilizes its management strengths and robust financial resources to inject new vitality in acquired businesses. Employing a strategy emphasizing the value of human capital and supplementing it with financial capital, Soave Enterprises provides talented, knowledgeable people with the tools they need to succeed.

About Anthony Soave and Soave Enterprises

Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony Soave that provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others.  For more information on Tony Soave and Soave Enterprises, please visit http://www.soave.com.

Soave Enterprises

3400 E Lafayette

Detroit, MI 48207

313-567-7000

http://www.soave.com

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