September 17, 2018

Fishpeople Seafood in New York Times

Fishpeople Seafood has hit the big time, with a feature in the September 10 issue of the New York Times: “A New Salmon Jerky for Snacking.” Florence Fabricant, food and wine writer, directs readers to try Fishpeople’s amazing salmon jerky, which she describes as “chewy, briny, and satisfying.” The article notes, “A newcomer to jerky is a company called Fishpeople, which allows consumers to learn something (via a product code to its website) about how the fish was caught. The company’s salmon jerky, in four varieties, is made from whole strips of sustainably harvested wild Alaskan keta salmon.” Fishpeople is one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager and affiliate. Read more »


September 14, 2018

Zero Mass Water and Tony Arnerich Featured on KGW News!

“At first glance, it might look like a new set of solar panels going up at this Northeast Portland office building, but take a closer look and you’ll notice these panels look a little different,” begins KGW environmental reporter Keely Chalmers, who came out to the 3×5 Partners/Fishpeople Seafood building to report on the installation of three Zero Mass Water hydropanels. She interviewed Tony Arnerich, managing partner of 3×5 and CEO of Arnerich Massena, about the Source hydropanels and Zero Mass Water’s revolutionary work. In the interview, Tony explains how the solar panels create drinking water out of the humidity in the air using only solar electricity. Read more »


September 13, 2018

Fishpeople Seafood Named a Finalist in the Natural Products Expo East!

The New Hope Network has noticed Fishpeople Seafood, one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager and affiliate. Fishpeople’s Ready, Set, Salmon! meal has been named a finalist in the Natural Products Expo East 2018 NEXTY awards in the “Best new meat, dairy, or animal-based product,” thanks to its innovation and sustainability. And New Hope Network lists Fishpeople as one of the top 9 trends in natural products this year: “these nine red-hot trends rising at Expo East represent how manufacturers are cultivating positive change in the world.” Read more »


September 11, 2018

Arnerich Massena Sponsors Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) Food & Beverage Showcase 2018

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is hosting their signature event this year, a Food & Beverage Showcase, on October 2, 2018 at the Leftbank Annex. While OEN’s Angel Oregon event was put on hiatus this year, the Food & Beverage Showcase promises similar excitement, with entrepreneurs, distributors, investors, retailers, and more in one place to showcase the amazing Oregon food and beverage industry. This year, companies will pitch their products in the hopes of winning a prize package, which include shelf space at retailer Green Zebra, legal and accounting services, and design and packaging services. We’re pleased to sponsor this event, and look forward to a delicious day of culinary innovation. Read more »


September 7, 2018

Fishpeople Seafood Featured in Middle Market Growth

Middle Market Growth’s September/October issue includes a feature about Fishpeople Seafood as it explores its headline trend, “Consumers Craving Fresh, Healthy Ingredients Are Influencing M&A Strategies.” Fishpeople Seafood, one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager and affiliate, illustrates this new vogue perfectly, bringing consumers sustainably caught, traceable seafood products they can feel good about. S.A. Swanson’s article notes that “today, more than 6,000 stores sell its product lines, which have expanded to include frozen seafood meals, pre-cooked salmon and salmon jerky.” Read more »


September 4, 2018

August 31, 2018

Is Protectionism the New Normal?

The age of globalization began in the 1940s with the global post-war recovery; the Bretton Woods Treaty, the creation of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade collectively provided enough stability to make widespread global trade possible. Decades of globalization have brought not only an increase in international trade, but an increasingly connected world, with goods, people, and information crossing borders, as well as the birth of multinational corporations. But the 2008 crisis may have signaled a turning point, after which the globalization train seemed to curve toward protectionism. Brexit, the election of Trump, and the current trade wars evidence an escalation of this shift. Does this mean that the age of globalization is over, or are we just veering temporarily into protectionist territory? Read more »


August 29, 2018

The Oregon 529 Plan Manager Change: What does it mean for you?

Savers with Oregon 529 plans may have recently received a postcard with information about a new plan manager, Sumday Administration LLC. The 529 plan manager is a financial services firm that handles all of the transactions and investments within the plan. Oregon 529 Plan account holders won’t see any major changes as a result of the switch, but there are a few key dates to keep in mind: Read more »


August 27, 2018

The Queen of Soul Had No Last Will: What will that mean for Aretha’s estate and what could it mean for yours?

Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” who collected 18 Grammy Awards and sang at concerts for three presidents (Carter, Clinton, and Obama), recently died at the age of 76. Ms. Franklin was twice divorced and is survived by four sons. These sons were named as interested parties in a filing with the probate court in Oakland County, Michigan in mid-August. The court filing indicated that Ms. Franklin, like many Americans, died intestate — without a Last Will. Read more »


August 24, 2018