Most Creative Use of a CoolBot Award Goes To: Jon Elliott & His Curling Club

We were thrilled to receive a message in our inbox reading: “We are using the CoolBot to refrigerate our curling stones. It’s awesome! Curling stones need to be cooled down to just above freezing before they are put on the ice. We have a custom built cart to hold the stones and an insulated box to put the cart in …

Fermentation + CoolBot – Salt And Savour Owner David Edmonson Uses DIY Refrigeration to Perfect Sauerkraut Flavor & Freshness

David Edmondson arrived at a point in his life where it was time to make some personal dietary changes. In doing so, he taught himself a lot about nutrition and the benefits of probiotics. “Turns out we all need that stuff,” he laughed. David loves to experiment in the kitchen, so he got himself some books on fermentation and got …

CoolBot Keeps Natalie Gill’s Flowers Fresh In San Diego Heat

About five years ago, Natalie Gill found herself sitting at her corporate job in Human Resources. She recalls the moment vividly: “I was like, I can not take one more day of doing this,” she tells us. “I need to figure out something else for my life.” So she wrote herself a list. I want to: Work with my hands …

Inside Look at a Santa Barbara Funeral Home

Disclaimer: This blog post is about the funeral industry business. It includes topics like death and cremation. If this type of subject matter makes you uncomfortable, we suggest you don’t continue reading. When we inquired how Dan Flynn originally got into the death business, he laughed. “I lost a bet!” he tells us. Dan knows a whole lot about death. …

Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Program Update August 2018: Recap Q&A With Brian Lysaught

For the past year and a half, Brian Lysaught has been Store It Cold’s Director of International Business, utilizing a grant from Feed the Future Partnering For Innovation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This government program is designed to work with privately held companies for innovative technologies to help small agribusinesses and farmers. Brian and his …

Three’s a Charm: ISUN Visions Keeps Wildcrafted Skincare Products & Raw Ingredients Fresh With 3 CoolBot WICs

Bunnie Gulick is the brains behind the operation of ISUN Visions LLC. She’s the creator of the company that’s been producing organic, wildcrafted skincare products for the last decade. While you may see all sorts of heady soaps, lotions and formulas available on the shelves of the Whole Foods these days, Bunnie has been leading the forefront of the movement …

Lost & Found: CoolBot Helps Lost Bear Brews Owner Nick Hegge Transform Garage Into Microbrewery

Nick Hegge has been homebrewing his own beer for about a decade. At first, he would work out of his kitchen with a bucket, but his hobby quickly expanded to take over his whole garage. Now brewing encompasses a “good portion of his life,” according to Nick, who’s a video producer by day and homebrewer/super dad by night. (His two …

Swedish Rancher/Physics Professor Now Most Popular Guy In Town, Thanks to His CoolBot WIC

Peter Nordlander relocated from Sweden to the United States in 1986, first working for IBM in New York before ultimately ending up in South Texas, where he works as a physics professor at Rice University. Here, Peter purchased a ranch about 200 miles south of Houston and embraced his own version of the American Dream: becoming a rancher. Peter and …

Hogtied With Michael Crain

Michael Crain was inspired during his time spent working in the meat department of his local grocery store in Doniphan, Missouri. He loved his work and dreamed of having his own personal meat shop where he would raise the animals himself, controlling precisely what they ate and ensuring no antibiotics contaminated his product, generating healthier food for himself and his …

CoolBot Helps Seeds of Success Bring Fresh Produce to Duluth’s Food Desert At Lincoln Park Farmers Market

Aimee Foster is the Program Manager at Seeds of Success, a program that works with Community Action Duluth to provide additional employment opportunities for young adults who either have a criminal background or lack of job references to gain proper employment — or, in some cases, both. Seeds of Success got its start in 2009, while Community Action Duluth has …