Isabelle Sumichrast Joins Syracuse Field Hockey Team

Two-time North Carolina State Champion Isabelle Sumichrast will join the Syracuse field hockey team for the 2017 season.

The Charlotte, North Carolina native is a three-year All-Conference, All-State, NC All Star, and Charlotte Observer Super Team member. She was also was recognized as an NFHCA All-Region player and honored on the NFHCA All-Academic honor roll back to back years from 2015 to 2016.

“I’m happy to welcome Isabelle to our family,” said head coach Ange Bradley. “She has improved immensely and I am excited to see her compete for a starting position this fall. She is a smart, calm, composed competitor with vision and a love for the game. This passion to compete and embrace the challenge to be the best will take her far. I am excited to begin working with her.”

Sumichrast played for the Charlotte Ambush club field hockey team for the past five years in addition to being selected for the North Carolina All-Star team for NCISAA Schools at Charlotte Latin School for the past three years.

“As soon as I began working with Isabelle I knew she had the ability to compete at an elite level in college,” said Ambush coach Sarah Kromboiz.  “Her field awareness, ability to understand space, endurance and pass first mentality are great assets. I am excited to see her in action at Syracuse.”

Sumichrast has big aspirations for her time at Syracuse, as she hopes to challenge herself academically in the renown S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications while pushing herself athletically on the field.

“I chose Syracuse because I always wanted to go to school up North,” Sumichrast said.  “Also, Coach Bradley is such a respected coach, and I believe she will push me to not only be the best field hockey player I can be, but also the best athlete I can be. Additionally, I want to try to maintain a [near perfect GPA] the entire time I am at Syracuse.”

Besides being the captain of the field hockey team, Sumichrast participated in many other extracurricular activities during her high school career, including Model United Nations, Girl Up Club, Mosaic (Diversity) Club, and Spirit Club.  She hopes to further grow her leadership qualities while playing for the Orange.

“I want to leave behind a legacy that reminds people of the respect others have to me and the importance of working hard,” Sumichrast said. “It is important to me that my teammates trust me and can be trusted to do their job on and off the field. I want people to see me as a leader.”

Her high school coach agreed that the center midfielder will be able to spark team chemistry through her poise and communication on the field.

“Isabelle’s demeanor is quiet and unassuming, but her actions speak volumes about her character and who she is,” said high school Coach, Deb Savino. “She is a great teammate and competitor, setting an example through hard work, consistency and positive encouragement. Isabelle is a gift to treasure. She will keep on giving.”

The daughter of Marty and Cindy Sumichrast, Isabelle is confident in her ability to win a championship in an Orange uniform.  She noted that playing on Coyne Field will help her to remember the history and legacy left by former players, and her to strive for that level of hard work.

While playing for Syracuse, Sumichrast said she hopes to emulate the success of Orange Alyssa Manley “because Alyssa Manley grew as a player like I think I will, and became one of the best Syracuse players, which I wants to be.”

Sumichrast is excited for the intensity that comes with ACC Competition.

“It means more than I could’ve ever hoped for or thought I was capable of doing [to play in the ACC],” she said.  “It is definitely the hardest and most intense conference in field hockey, and I am so excited to play in it.  Someday, I will be able to experience some of the best athletes in college field hockey, so I think I will be able to grow drastically.”

Stay tuned to over the coming weeks to learn more about coach Bradley’s newest additions to the Syracuse hockey family.

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Marty Sumichrast of Stone Street Partners LLC Launches New Company Website

We’re pleased to announce the launch of its website as well as a company name change. Stone Street Partners LLC is located near the South Park Mall in Charlotte, NC.

To check out the new and user-friendly website and learn more about the services that Stone Street Partners LLC offers its clients, please visit at any time.

As Sumichrast noted, Stone Street Partners LLC is a Charlotte-based private equity and venture capital firm with expertise in a number of industries, including technology social media, technology life sciences, general manufacturing, commercial real estate and many others.

The company’s professional expertise is also extremely broad, and includes structured debt financing, public and private equities, business restructuring, new market expansion and strategic partnerships.

“As key financial partners, we closely work with management of our portfolio companies in helping them overcome significant business challenges while as a partnership we define and establish mutually realistic goals and milestones that can be measured,” Sumichrast said, adding that they are patient value-based investors who strive to offer their clients outstanding customer service.

“We are relationship driven and strongly committed to building and sustaining long-term relationships with our partners.”

Successful Sumichrast’s !

Sumichrast Success !

Isabelle Sumichrast (Junior: Age 17) was recently featured on WBTV Charlotte News as one of 2015’s most outstanding High School Field Hockey players in North Carolina. Isabelle is a field hockey standout who recently was name to the All South Region team (which covers a 5 State area). She was 1 of only 3 players chosen from the entire State of North Carolina to receive this honor.

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Martin Sumichrast on KURE Franchise

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In August of 2015, KURE Franchise LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of KURE Corp., announced that its Franchise Disclosure Document (the “FDD”) had been accepted and approved in over 37 states and has pending applications in 15 other states.

Since the launch of its first corporate KURE modern Vaporium and Lounge earlier this year, KURE set goals of expanding to over 100 stores in the U.S. by the end of 2016. With its franchise model in place, KURE’s goal of achieving 100 stores by 2016 nears reality. In just over a four month period, KURE Franchise LLC has sold over 30 franchises in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia, with pending multi-unit development agreements in Connecticut, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas and California.

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Martin Sumichrast on Clowney

Clowney has endured microfracture knee surgery, a less serious meniscus knee procedure along with a sports hernia surgery over the past year. Clowney avoided the trouble in Rock Hill that found many of his friends along with his imprisoned father, David “Chilli Bean” Morgan.

And Clowney has adeptly dealt with the hype and scrutiny that accompanies being a celebrated top overall pick out of South Carolina famous for a crushing tackle on Michigan running back Vincent Smith where the impact of the blow sent his helmet flying through the air.

Marty Sumichrast is a longtime family friend and mentor to Clowney. He first met him when Clowney was a sophomore in high school, describing him as a tall, scrawny kid still finding his way.

“I’m just so proud of him for all he’s gone through to do what he’s done is unbelievable,” said Sumichrast, who advises Clowney on everything from life to business decisions. “The reality is that, as great a football player as he is, he’s a better person. He’s phenomenal. He’s more polite than my kids. I really love the guy.

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Martin Sumichrast on KURE Franchise Campaign Off to Sizzling Start

“We are excited for the future of KURE Corp. As KURE’s Franchise continues to exceed expectations and lead its industry, we stand behind this company’s every move.” says Martin Sumichrast, Chairman, Level Brands

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — It didn’t take long for interest in KURE franchises to heat up.

Benjamin said that KURE is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the vaping industry’s evolution from an underground movement to a mainstream phenomenon. According to industry research, one in every 10 Americans are now vaping or using e-cigarettes and the retail vaping industry is expected to reach $3.5 billion in 2015, which more than doubles what industry analysis had predicted in 2013.

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Social Reality: Record Revenue for Q2 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – August 13, 2015) – Social Reality, Inc. (OTCQB: SCRI).Revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 was $10,761,573, an increase of 3,786% over the second quarter of 2014, and a 168% increase over the first quarter of 2015.

Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2015

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $1,515,726 on June 30, 2015. Current assets and total assets were $10,784,710 and $32,101,129, respectively, while current liabilities and total liabilities were $17,045,848 and $27,533,988, respectively. As of June 30, 2015, the company had stockholders’ equity of $4,567,141, a 15% sequential increase over $3,963,032 at March 31, 2015.

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Martin Sumichrast on KURE Franchising in 36 States

KURE has dramatically elevated the meaning of consumer experience in the vaping industry with its unique, up-scale KURE Vaporium & Lounge, featuring “industrial-chic” decor as well as a welcoming and knowledgeable staff of “Kurators”. Each location is well-stocked with the most recognized brands and products, including KURE’s own premium line of vapor hardware and e-Juices.

“We continue to be impressed at KURE’s sense of timing and execution. The franchising capability now paves the way for KURE to significantly increase its revenues, not only at a store level, but at a much larger scale by being able to pursue new markets and territories with a strong franchise and support model unique to its industry, which can ultimately develop into a much larger global opportunity for KURE,” said Martin Sumichrast, Chairman of Level Brands Inc and Chairman of KURE Corp.

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Martin Sumichrast on KURE/ Best Buddies Partnership

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — KURE Corp. is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

This goodwill collaboration celebrates Best Buddies International as the exclusive and official charity partner of KURE Corp. A certain percentage of KURE’s annual corporate and franchise store revenues will be donated to the charitable organization. Furthermore, as a goodwill ambassador to Best Buddies, KURE will visibly display the Best Buddies logo in all of its corporate and franchise stores where its customers are also able to donate to Best Buddies during their point of purchases, which will then be equally matched by the company.

“[This] relationship will certainly have long term benefits to the people it will touch and influence for many years to come and will be as equally rewarding to both organizations. ” Read the full story here.

Martin Sumichrast on Kure Corp’s expansion

Dave Peterson and his team have demonstrated within a very short period of time how they are able to successfully execute on their business plan with clear vision and focus. This is becoming an increasingly competitive market riddled with uncertainty in regulation and consumer opinion. However, KURE has gone above and beyond those challenges by continuously innovating its products and customer experience. In our opinion, KURE has cleared one of the most difficult market obstacles by bridging adoption by all types of consumers”, said Martin Sumichrast, Chairman of Level Brands.

The capital raised will be used primarily to expand KURE’s retail store expansion in the United States. Currently, KURE has successfully opened KURE Vaporium stores in the Charlotte, North Carolina area and in Boca Raton, Florida. Three additionalCharlotte area stores are currently in the build-out stages and are scheduled to open within the next three months. The Boca Ratonstore, which opened early May of this year, has its grand opening party set for June 13th.

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