My career path for years now has been focused on trying to unearth and understand the life and philanthropic works of the renowned investor and business mogul Mr. Dick DeVos. In trying to understand who he is it is vital that we look into his family that has for many generations been involved in donating to those that are needy in the society. From time immemorial most of the family’s givings have been focused on giving towards political causes, but I came to understand that Dick DeVos on the other deviated from this.
In keeping up with his family traditions, Dick DeVos focuses his charity donation towards promoting the improvement of the education system in the United States of America. Doing this has rough him a lot of recognition because of the positive impact his funds have brought. In unraveling his philanthropic works, I came to understand more about who he is as a person going back to his time as a dedicated young student at Northwood University to his career life. His career life saw Mr. Dick DeVos occupy many executive leadership roles in many companies such as the Amway and the very famous Orlando magic basketball team playing in NBA.
An essential organization that Mr. Dick DeVos established with his wife Betsy DeVos is Education Freedom Fund which has been on the forefront in facilitating scholarship programs for students in America. Through the Fund that he helped established with a colleague Mr. Dick DeVos has been able to help fund more than 4,000 students in receiving a better education in Michigan.
It is important also to state his charity works not only involve donations but his active participations in schools as a board member of various institutions. For example, he had the opportunity of serving as a board member of West Michigan Aviation Academy.
His ambition to be able to fund children from low-income backgrounds led to him establish Alliance for School Choice that closely works with the American Federation for Children. A student that enroll in this program has the opportunity of accessing tax-free student loan that helps fund their education. The program itself has had tremendous success in the Florida with over 50,000 students registering to obtain the loans.
The program also allows a student to be flexible enough when it comes to choosing the institutions they want to attend. As evidenced by this Dick DeVos has mainly impacted the lives and education of so many students in America.
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Securus technology is a leading provider of technology-based safety and security services and products. The company serves over 1.2 million inmates and over 3,450 correctional facilities, public security and law enforcement agencies. Securus Technologies products enable communication, monitoring, investigation, biometric analysis, information management, and public information. Inmate products and services include media services, education, money transfer, healthcare, voice responses and video visitations.
The company received emails from users in prisons and other law enforcement agencies. One user utilized the company’s products to monitor calls to obtain information on inmate drug and substance abuse, illegal devices trade, money transfers and a past shooting incident. Other emails thanked the company for innovative solutions that have improved and revolutionized the incarceration process and environment. Securus Technologies on its part has been working towards developing a new product or service at least once a week to help strengthen the fight against social problems.
Over the years, Securus has spent over 670 million dollars to diversify their products and services through patents, partnerships, acquisitions, and advancements in technology. Securus develops all of its software in-house using its team of experts. The company interacts with inmates, jailers, parolees to get feedback about its products. Securus Technologies has been investing in research and product development to improve safety. Before diversifying, Securus commanded between 35 to 45% of the audio-inmate calling market. Currently, they operate in a larger market worth over 13 billion dollars.
The objective of Securus technology is to increase public safety, increase efficiencies in correctional agencies, solve social problems and reduce recidivism. They endeavor to provide affordable services for inmates to enable them to enjoy the various services and keep in touch with their families. With the Securus tablet, inmates can access books, religious materials, music, and news. The company is proud of its accomplishments so far.
The Kabbalah Centre, founded by Rav Yehuda Ashlag in 1922 serves as an intuitive platform for pupils to the pathway of enlightenment through the learnings of Kabbalah. The Centre is a well renowned, non-profit organization that provides courses on the Zohar and Kabbalistic teachings through online and schools in more 40 cities around the world. The Kabbalah Centre International was founded by Philip Berg 1984 in Los Angeles, California and it has an impressive curriculum of Kabbalah and an impressive pool of teachers.
Kabbalah is considered as one of the ancient spiritual wisdom that includes secrets to the universe, the human heart, and soul as well as techniques to resolve pain, chaos, and sufferings. According to kabbalistic sages, all human being is born with a potential for greatens and practicing Kabbalah is the key to unleashing that potential. At Kabbalah Centre, students have access to a vast treasure of Kabbalah knowledge and programs with a unique teaching approach. Their programs include but not limits to Relation to Religion, The Bible, The Light, 99%, Klippot, Astrology, Sex and much more. Each of their programs is based on authentic Kabbalah principal, and anyone can participate in these courses as they have courses that do not require knowledge of Hebrew and a Jewish language. So almost anyone from anywhere of the world can join here. They can just simply need to start a course online or even attain the courses in a center close to their home. Besides learning programs, the Centre also has a wide range of books, products, and supplements that help the people to transform their life and live it to the fullest.
Karen Berg and Michael Berg, wife, and son of Philip Berg, the founder of Kabbalah Centre are now acting as the directors of this center and spiritual teachers of the organization. It has a huge pool of international staff of teachers who are providing Kabbalah education to followers and pupils in different parts of the world. Besides providing learnings on Kabbalah, the Centre is also involved with some humanitarian causes such as helping children in Malawi, social welfare and so on.
The Kabbalah Centre has an impressive following that includes some celebrities such as Madonna, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Roseanne Barr, Paris Hilton, Ariana Grande, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and much more. All they are actively involved with Kabbalah learning as well as its philanthropic initiatives. The Centre has an impressive presence in social media platforms that includes but not limits to Facebook, Twitter and so on.
Talk Fusion is a global leader (via) video communications. This cutting edge video technology gives users an opportunity to connect with one another all across the world. The company was founded back in 2007 by Bob Reina, who is also the current (CEO). This is video technology at it’s finest which allows individuals to have person-to-person contact even though they’re miles away. Whether it’s for personal reasons or for business purposes, Talk Fusion allows you to share content as well as empowerment for pursuing dreams. The company’s “philanthropic nature” isn’t really about making the most possible like other companies, it’s looking to enhance people’s lives by giving back to communities, families, and charities worldwide.
Case In Point: Talk Fusion is offering a (30 Day Free Trial) without the need or any personal information credit cards. This will allow individuals to try out the exclusive “All In One” video marketing services. This a great idea for bringing in new potential customers and there is no actual risk for declining. These free trial participants will get to use the full version of products that the company offers whether it’s video chat, live meetings, video email, video news letters, or sign-ups. CEO Bob Reina was reported saying that “the goal is to put Talk Fusion’s innovative products into as many people’s hands as possible around the world.” This free version is also instant with service without having to endure long wait times. Everyone can benefit whether it’s a small business, single person, or large company. Video Communication is the wave of the future and Talk Fusion is actually making this a reality.
The Custom Plan is another way that Talk Fusion is giving back. This is considered the company’s best plan overall as any and all associates can give back to their favorite charities. It’s simply genius! Many charities have benefited from this service, but this time charities from all over the world will have this available to them as well. As you can see, Talk Fusion is creating quite a buzz and thanks to it’ clients/customers, the revolution is beginning.
Self-proclaimed hair care fanatic Emily McClure wanted to believe the hype when she first purchased the Cleansing Conditioner by WEN Hair By Chaz from her local Sephora store. Emily had been a lifelong victim of thin, lifeless hair, and after seeing the infomercials for WEN by Chaz products, she decided to give the popular 5-in-1 product a shot.
You can imagine Emily’s delight when she saw her hair transform after only one application. What was once fine and dull hair became instantly thicker, healthier, and more voluminous. She also noticed another unexpected benefit: unlike with most shampoos and conditioners, while Emily was washing her hair with WEN’s Cleansing Conditioner, she didn’t find strands of hair falling out of her head and into the shower.
After a week of regular application, Emily was thrilled with the results. Her hair was softer, bouncier and fuller than she ever thought possible. She wasn’t the only one to notice, either; her friends remarked on how gorgeous her hair looked after using WEN’s Cleansing Conditioner.
The secret behind what makes WEN’s Cleansing Conditioner such a trans-formative product is its unique ingredients. This cleansing conditioner uses absolutely no damaging chemicals which are found in most shampoos, like sulfates which strip your hair of its natural oils, and synthetic fragrances which irritate your hair follicles. Rather, it relies on natural moisturizers like vegetable glycerin and completely safe essential oils and botanical extracts.
WEN by Chaz is a product line which restores your hair back to its natural glorious state by undoing years of chemical abuse. Due to its high standards of ingredients, success stories like Emily’s are not unusual. WEN by Chaz’s Cleansing Conditioner has been a favorite of beauty experts for years, and their healthy, shiny hair speaks for itself.
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Brian Bonar is a serial entrepreneur and founder of companies like Trucept and Dalrada Financial Corporation. He has more than 3 decades of experience with many companies in the financial services industry. He currently serves as the chairman of Trucept Inc.
Brian’s company has been helping small and medium businesses with tailored payroll solutions like human resource management, employee benefits, risk management etc which makes it easy for companies to focus on their respective businesses without worrying about their HR administration. The company also provides temporary and long-term staffing solutions to companies.
Brian Bonar paved his way into business with his experience in technical background. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Technical Engineering from James Watt Technical College. He also completed his masters in mechanical engineering from the Stafford University.
He served as the Vice President of Sales in the Dalrada Financial Corporation before ultimately becoming the head of the company. Dalrada was previously known as Imaging Technologies before changing it to its current name Dalrada Financial Corporation. During his brief time with the company Bonar was responsible for handling large section of employees and employer benefits and aftermarket products which has been crucial to a wide variety of companies like financial services firms, start-ups, and technology firms within the country.
The company has been instrumental in surging the business of these firms. Under his patronage, Brian introduced a wide array of employee benefits services to these business houses helping them increase their efficiency.
He has also spent his time working with many companies over the years like AMS Outsourcing, ITEC Image Technologies, Bezier Systems, Adaptec, IBM, QMS, and Rastek Corporation. He has also been the director of Trucept since its inception. Brian was also briefly spent his time with American Management Services LLC as its chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Brian has also stepped outside his area of interest with significant portfolios in the real estate market venturing into retail, commercial and multi-level housing. Brian has the skill set and experience working on big projects as has been proven time and again with his work in different business houses.
Brian Bonar also has a Ph.D. and MBA degree under his belt and is part of the prestigious American Finance Association. He is also known for its educational projects over the years with institutions like Cambridge.
Brian did his MBA in International Business Development. Brian was recently conferred with the title of the Who’s Who Executive of the year by Cambridge. This honor is conferred on an annual basis and the recipients of the awards are two male and two female members in the business world. The Cambridge has a committee set up to select and confer the roles to deserving candidates on the grounds of their achievements and leadership capabilities.
Life in the big cities can be very difficult for young people and young professionals. These are people at their prime years wishing to enjoy their youth while it lasts. The only problem with being a young person and beginning life in the big cities such as New York and Washington DC is that they are always broke and financially unstable. This is what motivated Billy McFarland to establish the startup known as the Magnises back in 2013. Billy was a college student studying computer engineering at the time he founded this black card. Since then, the venture has proved successful, and it offers a variety of benefits to its users.
With this card, you get to enjoy the best services and products that are reserved for the rich and the old. As a millennial, being part of Magnises black card gives you a chance of enjoying services reserved for billionaires and the Royals. The annual subscription fee for this club is two hundred and fifty dollars. Most of its subscribers are young professions aged between twenty one and thirty five years. Presently, the services of this card on cnbc.com are available in two cities only. New York City and Washington DC. Plans are underway to expand its services to other cities in the United States of America.
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Once you become a member of Magnises black card, some of the services you get to enjoy include the concierge app that can only be compared to a personal assistant only this time that the assistant is virtual. The app gets to give you recommendations of the day as well as answer your general questions about Magnises services. If you badly need a massage or places to get fun, the app suggests these places to you whenever you type your query in the search box on businessinsider.com. Also, by flashing the cards at various joints such as restaurants and bars as well as clubs, you get to enjoy discounts at these places. Another good thing about this service is that it allows you to choose the best seats for a concert or even allows you to attend an exhibition at a reasonable cost.
The service is not reserved for the broke as it has managed to attract big names all over the East Coast such as Songwriters, basketball players, and notable actresses. By the end of 2015, the service had a subscription of about twelve thousand people and still growing. Magnises targets professionals working in certain industries such as fashion, technology, and finance. To become a member of Magnises, you must be recommended as it is a referral only club. Other services offered by this club allows members to access co-working spaces at alley at a reasonable price of ninety-nine dollars a month. The hotel pass, on the other hand, allows members to sleep at hotels in New York for a price of seventy-nine dollars a night. Finally, the Club pass allows members to access designated clubs at a price of sixty-five dollars a month.
We’ve all been there; stepping out of the salon feeling like a queen, then you wake up the following day wondering when your hair’s Cinderella moment had actually ended! Or when you’re flipping through a magazine, and every single woman literally has the most beautiful hair..and you wonder, why can’t I do that myself? I buy so many products, read so many blog posts and articles…and nothing seems to give me that look!
First and most foremost, we have to realize that the beauticians at the salons have been extensively trained, and the lovely ladies in those magazines can not only afford their own stylists, but they are also heavily edited. So don’t fret! Doing your hair shouldn’t feel like a chore, and shouldn’t ever put a dapper on your mood!
I’m sure at one point in our lives, we’ve all heard about the glorious product “WEN hair” by Chaz Dean, at least once. Whether you’ve heard of it and just brushed it off thinking it was too highly priced or too good to be true, or whether you actually haven’t heard of this product.. let me explain to you why “Wen” is probably one of the best choices out there in achieving that fresh-salon celebrity hair look all on your own!
For starters, WEN products are not tested on animals. Whereas that doesn’t affect us directly, it’s a bonus..and makes you feel good about what you’re using! In addition to their refusal to test their products on the little fuzzy guys, WEN’s “Cleansing Conditioners” gives you the five products you love and use most (shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner)all in one bottle.. replacing all that unnecessary clutter in your shower! Wen hair also steers clear from those harsh sulfates in most shampoos that completely wreck your scalp and hair. They use all natural botanicals, herbs, and extracts to ensure the absolute best results for those who use this product!
Yes, it cleans your hair! So don’t be put off by their use of “conditioner” instead of “shampoo”. They carefully and thoughtfully combined various natural ingredients to ensure your hair is healthy, clean, and lusciously moisturized! You will have the shiniest, bounciest hair on your block guaranteed! You’ll be feeling like a celebrity in no time, all the time! So what are you waiting for? Go treat yourself! Visit the brand’s Facebook page to learn more.
When a company is doing well it is hard to imagine reading anything negative about them. After all, why would negative content get out into the world? Still, it happens far more often than you think and great companies are forced to find ways to keep their reputation sparkling despite the trolls out there. Status Labs, a Texas based firm, has been increasingly successful in recent years thanks to the masterful work by CEO Darius Fisher. Now Status Labs is getting their time in the spotlight after landing on the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies list. With this new heading we can anticipate Status Labs experiencing even more explosive growth in the future.
Status Labs has been steered by CEO Darius Fisher for the better part of the last four years. Over that period of time we saw Status Labs grow by over 1,000%. This explosive growth is due to both the success of Status Labs and the continued need of an online reputation management company to step up and lead the way. Digital PR firms are easy to come by but hard to find when it comes to staying successful and under the radar. This is where Status Labs has excelled.
Upon being named to the Inc. 500 list CEO Darius Fisher was quick to put out a statement saying, “We are honored to be named to the Inc 500 List”. Fisher went on to explain that their placement on the list was just another piece of proof that the digital management realm was growing at an exponential pace. Fisher said, “We continue to grow, hire, and expand” and that he feels “optimistic about the future of Status Labs.” Placement on the list is far more than just a reason to stop and smile, however, as it has been shown to lead to real longterm success.
The Inc 500 Fastest Growing Company List has been a barometer for small companies who are finding their way to tremendous success. Other companies to have gotten placement on the list include Timberland, Dell, Dominos, LinkedIn, Zillow, Yelp, and even the music station Pandora.
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Every business must keep track of their online reputation. A bad customer experience can easily go viral in a few hours, ruining a company’s reputation. If you are not aware of the situation, the results can be serious for your business. Here are some tricks to help improve your business’s online reputation
Ensure that your sites are well updated
If you want to remain relevant all the time and get good search results, your social media sites should be updated regularly. Ensure that the content is fresh all the time and pay close attention to the social media strategy you are using. You can even hire a professional to update the sites for you.
Understand what is happening with your brand
In online reputation management, the most important thing is to know what is being said about your business. Some brand monitoring tools such as Mention are very effective in managing your brand and keeping you on top of each situation. You can also decide to set up the Google Alerts. This will keep you updated in what other people are saying about yourbrand.
Do not respond to the bad press immediately
When an individual is facing an online disaster, the first thing they think about is responding immediately. However, it is advisable to sit back and wait for a while. Avoid being negative or attacking your detractors during these situations. Get plenty of information before you get ready to respond to the allegations.
Accept mistakes and promise to fix them
After gathering information, the next thing is to accept the mistakes and work hard to fix them. People like giving second chances, and you can use them to redeem your business. Always be frank about the mistake you have committed, even if you will not go into details about it. Ensure that you apologize to the clients and explain what you are doing to fix the problem. If you deny the mistake or dig more into the situation, you will be making it worse. You need win the trust of your customers back, and you cannot win if you do not accept your mistakes.