Will A Depressed Community Reign Again With Devco?

A depressed community in New Jersey that is low on jobs, business and opportunities requires something new to jumpstart their economy. Everyone living in the community is searching for a better way of life, but they find nothing without help from Devco. Devco provides loans to the state as outlined in the Press of Atlantic City, and they develop new areas that bring hope back to people who have stared at squalor for too long.

#1: Depressed Communities Need Better Buildings

Depressed communities require new buildings that make it look like a place someone would want to visit. There is no appeal in a community that appears to have burnt out long ago, and Devco is bringing the appeal back to the community with new buildings.

#2: Where Are Buildings Constructed?

Buildings are constructed in locations chosen by Devco, and they bring in city planners who know how to build around the first structure. They cannot create a better community without better buildings, and they choose locations that will impact the most people.

#3: How Far Will The Development Grow?

The development may grow out from its original building, and it may include businesses that were not originally included in the deal. Devco shops for new partners who will bring their businesses and commerce to the area, and they have those companies build their own structures. Devco creates a higher tax base for the community, and the community pays its loans off using tax dollars earned from all the businesses that join the project.

Devco brings their vast expertise and funding to cities in New Jersey, and they select the most-appropriate location for their new building project. They loan the money to the city, and they watch as other businesses are convinced to join them in turning the city around.

 

 

The History and Accomplishments of Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein is a man of many accomplishments geared toward helping people. On top of being a world renowned Philanthropist, he is the active National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council. He’s also a successful real estate entrepreneur, and the current president of the Adam & Gila Milstein Family Foundation. If one is interested in keeping up with this pro-Israel activist they can follow him on social media for consistent updates.

From a very young age, Adam has possessed a strong desire to provide help towards the welfare of others. This inevitably lead him to become a successful and active philanthropist. Milstein is known to seek out and fund organizations looking to develop their entities into programs that focus on the well-being of children, adults and families. Milstein believes that he can create a greater impact on those in need by donating time and proceeds to non-profit organizations that are philanthropic. And to this day it’s known worldwide that he has had success in working with such entities, by helping people live better lives.

Adam Milstein currently resides in Encino, California with his wife, Gila Milstein. They have three lovely children as well as three beautiful grand children, too. Adam was born in Haifa, Israel, and is the son of Hillel and Eva Milshtein. His parents were in the business of real estate and entrepreneurship. His mother and father both immigrated from outside of Israel; his mother from Mexico, and his father from Argentina.

When Israel became a founded land in 1948, Hillel enlisted as a ‘Combat Sailor’ in Israel’s independence war. As Adam Milstein became of age it was mandatory he joined the Israeli Defense Force. After his required service years he went on to study business economics before meeting and marrying his wife and moving to the United States in 1981 with his children. Milstein finally attained his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Adam then did not waste any time before eventually becoming a sales agent in the commercial real estate field for properties located in and around the area of Los Angeles, California.

John Holt Appears at Texas Bankers Association Conference

The Texas Bankers Association recently held its annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. PR Newswire says that the conference is designed to bring together bankers, bank consultants and advisers. The meeting aims to provide information and an exchange of ideas about the challenges and possibilities confronting the leaders and management of community banks.

John Holt is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Dallas-based NexBank Capital, Inc. A prominent leader in the Dallas business community, he participated in a panel discussion at the conference. The topic of the Bankers Panel forum that he and other panelists discussed was “Reinventing Community Banking: Perspectives on Competing by Innovation.” The panel met on November 7, 2016.

NexBank Capital is a diversified financial institution that is known for its provision of a range of financial services to the banking industry nationwide. The company operates mainly in three core areas. These are commercial banking, investment banking and mortgage banking. NexBank was originally chartered in Texas in 1922.

NexBank is active in community banking as well. The firm operates NexBank SSB, which is a commercial and retail bank serving the north Texas region, and which is committed to community development. For example, NexBank SSB recently committed $50 million to furnish mortgage capital for low income housing to be built through Habitat for Humanity. NexBank also recently acquired College Savings Bank of New Jersey. NexBank’s expansion is fueled by three straight years of record growth and profits.

Looking Good With Dr. Jennifer Walden

Austin, Texas is proud to have native Dr. Jennifer Walden back home, especially since she brought her twin sons, Houston and Rex, home to be around family. After attending The University of Texas at Austin and receiving her medical doctorate at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Walden was offered a prestigious aesthetic surgery fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. She stayed in Manhattan, started her own thriving practice, and she would have stayed, however, after her sons were born, she wanted them surrounded by a loving family, just as she was while growing up. With support from her mother, Dr. Jennifer Walden started her Austin-based practice, Westlake Medical Center, which is flourishing.

 

Media attention, such as being one of Harper’s Bazaar’s 24 Best Beauty Surgeons in 2014 and her commentary on major news outlets, draws people to her office, so Dr Walden opened a satellite office in Marble Falls accommodate her growing practice. Many people are unaware that Dr. Walden is completely ambidextrous; she performs surgery using both hands interchangeably.

 

Magazines call Dr. Walden a “Wonder Woman” for being a single parent and running a booming aesthetic plastic surgery practice. She also finds time to serve as a consultant to ThermiAesthetics, Sciton Inc., Ideal Implant and Venus Concept.

 

Female plastic surgeons are a rarity, board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery female plastic surgeons are ever rarer, however, Dr. Walden finds it an advantage since the majority of her patients are female. Her office is beautiful, non-intimidating and Dr. Walden has a way of making all her patients, both men and women, feel comfortable. It’s no wonder that her practice is flourishing.

How EOS Became One of Top Selling Lip Balm Brands in the Country

We’ve all seen them, those little round, pastel-colored eggs. They are everywhere, from beauty blogs to Kim K’s purse, and almost all major merchandisers carry them. EOS, or Evolution of Smooth, the lip balm that took the industry by storm in just seven years to become the one of the best selling lip balms in the country, second only to Burt’s Bees.

But how did they do it?

Before now, the strategy of EOS lip balm has been mostly a mystery, but in an exclusive interview with Fast Company, the co-founders revealed their multi-tiered marketing strategy to make EOS a success.

Sanjiv Mehra, managing partner, teamed up with co-founders Jonathan Teller and Craig Dubitsky to create the happy little lip balm eggs we’ve all come to know and love.

The first part of their strategy involved devising a method to change up the lip balm industry, an industry that has remained largely unchanged for about 100 years. Everyone is familiar with the little tubes that brands like Chapstick and Blistex come in, and most competing lip balms are packaged in the same manner. So EOS set out to set themselves apart without coming off as a gimmick or a passing fad.

Another key part of their technique involved market research to find a demographic. While lip balm is typically packaged and marketed as a unisex product, women are the primary purchasers. With this information in hand, the team set a target demographic of millennial women.

But finding a buyer for their product wasn’t easy. The team finally caught their big break when a purchaser from Walgreens decided to give them a shot, and it wasn’t long after that big brands like Lucky Vitamin,  Target, ULTA and Wal-Mart (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Eos-Sweet-Mint-Lip-Balm-0.25-oz/15136069) also picked up the fun little lip balm orbs.

Find out more about EOS from Fast Company’s interview.

 

Small Stores Can Rely On The OSI Group

It is true that OSI Group, LLC (http://www.osigroup.com/) is the leading food processing company in the United States, and it hopes to soon be the leading food processing company in all the world. However, the OSI Group does not look down on local corner-stores. It will happily do business with the smallest store in the country.

Small corner-stores have the option to get a variety of foods from the number one food supplier in the United States. These foods consist of items like eggs, cheese, sausage, ham, and similar items. Other items include pizza, chicken, fries, and nacho cheese. These are just some of the many items that are available through OSI. The food given to corner-stores from OSI can come neatly packaged in frozen form, and it can even be delivered ready to serve.

There are many other benefits that small stores can gain from OSI. One of those benefits is the inventory service that is provided by OSI Group. The cost of the inventory service is cheap, and it can be built right into the cost of the food. The inventory service is ideal for store owners that do not have a staff. All the store owner has to do is work the register and keep the store clean. OSI Group, LLC will have a representative keep track of all the items that are purchased by the store.

Related: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-tyson-foods-osi-plant-0625-biz-20160624-story.html

If that’s not good enough, store owners can mail in their receipts to OSI on a weekly basis, and a representative will keep track of all the products that have been sold from week to week. This will come in handy when a store owner needs to file taxes or when a store owner is audited by the IRS. OSI Group also has representatives from all languages, so store owners never have to be afraid to contact this company.

Research: OSI Group, LLC on Bloomberg

In addition to this, representatives are available seven days a week and all hours of the day and night; this includes minor and major holidays, too. These representatives can be contacted over the phone, through a chat service, or via email. Whichever method is used by a store owner, OSI promises that a representative will be in contacted within 30 minutes from the initial message from the store owner. OSI Group wants more and more business owners to get out of the industry days where they feel like they are not going to make it through the night.

Lovaganza and Immersion

The entertainment industry has always been about immersion. This is one of the reasons that movie screens were big. At first, movie screens were merely big squares. Then television was invented. Then the industry on Instagram decided to change the shape of the screen in order to immerse the viewer more. This has resulted in a wide variety of film formats that have been created for different films. Eventually, the film formats have all vanished except for a couple of them. Fortunately, there is a new industry that is bringing forth some more film formats so that people can be more immersed in the action.

This industry is Lovaganza. Lovaganza not only produces films, but it also runs festivals that not only celebrates, but brings more attention to different cultures. People get to learn about different cultures in a deeper way than ever before. Lovaganza is filled with plenty of activities and productions for each of their festivals. The producers of the film are more interested in the art of the production. As a result, people are going to see more unique productions than what they could get with the mainstream film industry. The new formats that Lovaganza presents are actually reminiscent of all of the older formats that have come and gone.

There are also new formats that are more immersive than ever. This format is called Immerscope on euroweeklynews.com. With this format, people are presented with productions that are placed on a screen that wraps around the whole room. As a result, people could look anywhere and still see an image. This is good for films that showcase a lot of dancing and epic scenery. To top it off, the images are prepared in a way that is high quality.

Lovaganza is all about the love of the culture. When people experience some of the best films for their culture, they are more likely to enjoy and appreciate different aspects of cultures that they didn’t know about. It is also done in an authentic manner which gives no hint of pandering. People will not only be entertained, but also educated with the films and events of Lovaganza.

Everything You Need to Know about Raj Fernando

A lot can be said about Raj Fernando; he is a Philanthropist, a successful trader, and a political Supporter. Before starting his company Chopper Trading in 2002, Fernando gained an extensive experience in the Stock exchange industry. He started out by working at the lowest position on the Chicago Board of Trade in 1991. He slowly rose his position to becoming a member in 1997, he retained this position until 2003.

Apart from being successful at business, Raj Fernando is a generous person and a philanthropist especially in the City of Chicago. Fernando raised Chopper Trading to donate about $1.7 million to several nonprofit organizations in 2011. The company today features more than 250 employees. Fernando gives to several organizations and even when one of his employees has a need.

Scoutahead.com is a recently launched startup by Mr. Fernando. He is an expert in technological innovations and financial markets. He is actively involved in foreign policy organizations and today serves at the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee and at the Brookings Institute too. He is also the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the American Security Project.

Fernando’s career in the financial markets never had a big start. He started at the least positions and had several years of trading. By the year 2004, he was able to work on a full-time basis at the Chopper Trading and technological leader. As the CEO, he was able to manage, implement and design several complex systems. He developed trading, monitoring, communications and risk management systems that were highly beneficial in the industry.

Mr. Fernando has participated in multiple policies and industry conferences in the nation. In 2013, he addressed a big audience of media and shareholders at the annual Rosenblatt Global Exchange Leadership Conference. This was an exclusive industry forum meant to find new financial marketing strategies.

Mr. Fernando sold Chopper to DRW Trading in 2015. DRW is a leading company in the financial sector field. After this, he launched his business with the name Scoutahead.com; an internet startup that delivers a reliable information to individuals and enterprises. The company’s objective is to increase professional and corporate growth in the industry.

More about Mr. Fernando: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajfernando

AHBE LLC Files Civil Lawsuit Against Insurer AIG

The former owner of the Atlanta Hawks basketball franchise, AHBE LLC, has filed a civil lawsuit for breach of contract and bad faith against the team’s insurance company AIG. The principal partners of AHBE LLC that are involved in this court battle are Ed Peskowitz, Michael Gearon, and Bruce Levenson.

The lawsuit against AIG, which was filed in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia in September claims that AHBE LLC and its partners were insured for the acts alleged by former general manager Danny Ferry in an insurance policy issued by AIG. The policy covered AHBE LLC and its partners for acts of wrongful termination, and workplace torts and further claims that AHBE LLC and its partners gave AIG sufficient notice of former general manager Danny Ferry’s claims for damages. The suit further alleges that AHBE LLC and its partners were clearly covered by AIG for the acts asserted by former general manager Danny Ferry. The notice was served upon AIG April 2, 2015. The notice contained the acts that led to Ferry’s dismissal including the monetary damages claimed by the former general manager against the AHBE LLC and its partners .

On June 22, 2015, Danny Ferry and AHBE LLC and its partners reached a buyout agreement which ended their 6 year $18 million dollar contract that began in 2012. According to filed court documents, the limits of liability of AIG’s insurance policy are sufficient to pay the plaintiff’s claim. However, the suit states that AIG has refused to even acknowledge that a claim has even been made. This denial is despite all evidence to the contrary.

According to PR News, despite an obligation to acknowledge that Danny Ferry’s claims clearly fell within the items covered under AHBE LLC and its partners insurance contract, AIG has failed to pay or even acknowledge receipt of their claim. As a consequence of AIG’s bad faith, AHBE LLC and its partners are seeking an additional 50 percent monetary penalty plus attorney’s fees and costs.

References:
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Create a memorable dining experience at Brian Bonar’s Restaurant

Bellamy’s restaurant offers California a modern cuisine facilities with a real inspiration from the French. The dining served here is always filled with a robust flavor for every new season. Bellamy prides itself on offering an excellent service accompanied by good food.

Since his arrival, Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty has transformed the place into an attractive modern dining scene. Any guest here is rest assured of an authentic and beautiful dining; this should keep anyone coming back for more.

For a simple dinner or lunch, you will have a choice of a menu that draws its inspiration from the French and Belgian tradition. You will find a variety of dishes here that ranges from Crab Salad, Whitebait to absolute classics like Steak Tartare and Fruits. Staple foods such as Salad of Artichoke Heart, Haricots Verts, Smoked Eel Mousse, Rillettes of Duck, Sliced Entrecôte and Fillets of Dover Sole are always a favorite.

What follows is a lovely selection of desserts which ranges from the famous soft ice creams, Île Flottante and of course Marina’s Chocolate Cake. You will also find the wine list exclusively French, it forms a strong representation of Bordeaux and comes with the best prices.

 Bellamy’s restaurant is fit for any occasion of your choice. The top-notch cuisine and impeccable service will indeed create the most memorable day for you and your guests. It has an in-home catering system that offers an executive dining experience.

One cannot fail to mention the award winning and specialties prepared by the Master Chefs in the entire San Diego region. Dishes here have a high influence with the years of extensive training in kitchens all over the world.

The chief chef Patrick Ponsanty brings his 31 years of experience as the main Chef at the Bellamy’s Restaurant. Since he became a Master French Chef here, he has received several ‘Top 10’ awards. Patrick has lived to his name as a humble chef that wants to offer great food, experience, and service that is second to none.

 About Brian Bonar

Brian Bonar can be described in three simple words, effective, empathetic and bold. His passion lies in creating leading teams that perform highly in different practices. Brian Bonar has developed and delivered collaborative solutions. His work every day is to build a client trust through every opportunity he gets.

Throughout his career, Brian Bonar has developed a strong reputation as someone who is actually inspired to achieve goals and aspirations of the people around him and the people he leads.

Most of his success is attributed to the early development of business skills. He has a solid portfolio in several disciples. His diverse experiences have seen him blend skills to create great projects and great teams.

 

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