COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE ... Mixing and mingling to help others isn't a totally new idea on the philanthropy scene. But this week through Thanksgiving, the Quattro Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley will donate a portion of the proceeds of its Friday drink sales to support nonprofit BUILD. Each purchase of one of Quattro's special herb garden cocktails — including the Garden of Eden, Lemon and Lace, and Complete Zin, all featuring fresh herbs from Quattro Executive Chef Alessandro Cartumini's local garden — qualify for a donation to the Menlo Park-headquartered nonprofit. BUILD provides real-world entrepreneurial experience to empower youth from under-resourced communities to become community leaders and successful professionals.
PAPERLESS PLEASE ... Palo Alto's Bill.com continues to push for the paperless office with its recent integration into Intuit's popular accounting software, QuickBooks. The enhanced integration features two-way synchronization with both QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online Edition to provide management of accounts payable without having to import or export data. The company says it provides end-to-end data consistency to improve accuracy and eliminate duplicate data entry. Bill.com's integration also supports multiple versions of QuickBooks on a single server to aid accountants who manage multiple clients with separate data files.