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.
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.
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.
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.
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.