Category Archives: Firm updates

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Alicia Johnston Featured in The Portland Business Journal as 2018 HR Leadership Award Winner

Alicia Johnston was honored at this year’s Portland Business Journal HR Summit and Healthiest Employers of Oregon event as the 2018 HR Leadership Award winner (small company category), and reporter John Chandler interviewed her for the accompanying special publication. Alicia tells the secret to being a great HR director: “Lead with your heart. After all, if you’re not leading with your heart, you shouldn’t be in HR.” Read more »

Arnerich Massena Sponsors The Shooting Star Foundation and Helps Raise Over $60,000 for Children with Special Needs

Arnerich Massena was the lead sponsor of the 2nd Annual Shooting Star Foundation Event in Minneapolis. Featuring live entertainment, craft beer, and barbecue at Minneapolis’s Able Brewery, with approximately 175 attendees, the event helped raise funds to provide early-interventional therapy for children with special needs. Read more »

Arnerich Massena Sponsors the Clackamas Community College Foundation 25th Annual Corporate Challenge and ParTee on the Green

For 25 years, the Clackamas Community College Foundation has been celebrating the college’s students and instructors with an annual tournament and auction. Arnerich Massena is a proud sponsor of this year’s anniversary Corporate Challenge and ParTee on the Green, which will be held on August 20, 2018. It promises to be an exciting day with a tournament, on-site Nike store, and silent auction. All proceeds go to tuition scholarships, program support, emergency childcare grants, transportation, and text book grants, all to help students stay in college and attain their educational goals. Read more »

Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership Wraps Up its Second Annual Free Summer Literacy School

Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership, in partnership with local non-profit Reading Results, hosted their second year of summer literacy school, which was a tremendous success! This six-week program was free to 32 first through fourth grade students from Irvington, Sabin, and Boise-Eliot Schools, who were identified and selected for the program because they were not meeting state literacy benchmarks. Read more »