When researching on some of the most influential individuals in the United States, one individual in particular stands out for not only his contribution to the world of business, but for also his contributions in building his family legacy and for continuing to build a multi-billion dollar business. This individual is Dick DeVos, a businessman, a philanthropist, as well as a dedicated family man who has been inspired to carry on the family business and to make his father proud. As the son of the creator of Amway Corporation, Dick DeVos has always felt as though he has had some large shoes to fill.
As a prominent member of this well known family, Dick DeVos has dedicated decades of his life to the family business and has recently branched off from the world of business in order to pursue some of his favorite hobbies. In most recent news, Dick DeVos has joined the liquor business to fulfill a dream that Dick DeVos has had for quite some time. This dream involves Dick DeVos becoming a prominent investor within the liquor industry to help create some of the most time consuming and rewarding products that are created around the world every year. With the some and effort that Dick DeVos provides, nothing but success can be seen in the future.
The new distillery that will receive the investments of Dick DeVos and his wife is a distillery that was opened to the public in 2013 and has since then grown to be a popular distillery that is known for not only the high quality products, but also for the excellent service that is provided. The new investments that have been made will officially help expand the distillery to a 9,000 square foot facility that will also consist of a 50-seat tasting room as well as a kitchen that will be used to provide appetizers that will compliment the drinks.
Currently this distillery distributes to over 100 different locations which include events and even restaurants that continuously praise the efforts of this distillery. Dick DeVos and his new partner are excited to see where the new growth of this company continues to take the distillery. With many part-time and full-time workers at this distillery, Dick DeVos and his new partner will soon be welcoming more individuals to the team that will help continue to preserve the name of this prominent distillery in Michigan.
The current digital age is one that has left many companies and individuals confused about how best to protect themselves from negative reviews and Online attacks from rivals and disgruntled former employees. Business.com has recently been exploring the problems that can occur when rivals or disgruntled individuals seek to damage the reputation of a brand Online; many people believe there is little they can do to reverse this damage, but according to OnlineReputationReviews.com, the growing industry for Online reputation management is changing the way we all see ourselves Online.
Many people who look to post negative comments or damaging information to the Internet set out with a defined plan to cause problems for a brand by making sure comments are placed on high traffic Websites that rank highly on search engine results pages. Online reputation management can take many forms, but those who have already seen damage done Online will usually look to focus on the removal of damaging information from the Internet. In general, working with a professional Online reputation management from the formation of a brand is now the best option as search engine and social media results for a brand can be tracked to make sure no damaging information makes its way Online.
The identification of major issues should always take place as soon after they are posted as possible so the damaging information can be removed as quickly as possible to cause as little damage as possible. This can mean keeping a check on various social media, including Snapchat and Instagram that many brands currently ignore despite their fast level of growth on many levels.
The simple steps taken by individuals on a regular basis to protect themselves Online should always remain in place for larger companies or individuals when it comes to Online security. Regular password changes and the limiting of available information being placed Online are just two of the simple steps each and every person should take as they embark on life in the digital age of the 21st century.
Stressed out about date night? Spending hours trying to figure out what to wear? Some women feel that they have to spend forever in front of the mirror wearing the most fancy of clothes or the cutest little black dress for a romantic evening out, but what if this is no longer the case? What if wearing sporting gear is now an option? Actress Kate Hudson has introduced her newest line “Athleisure,” now making it perfectly acceptable to feel comfortable anytime of the day. In her interview with Marie Claire Magazine, Hudson not only shared her new line of dresses, the Fabletics but she shared the unique versatility of the bikini tops which also function as sports bras.
The magazine asked Hudson about such things as exercising in the dresses and if undergarments were actually needed under the dresses. Kate Hudson reassured that the dresses of Fabletics were made out of the same fabric as the workout gear in her line; however, an individual would probably not want to work out in the dress. As for bras or Spanx, some of the dresses have built in bras and the material does offer great support in the way of not needing a bra or Spanx. As for the bikini tops, the material offers the same support as the dresses and is designed to be performance based. For now, Hudson’s goal is to keep Fabletics line affordable and of outstanding quality.
Offering great shopping prices, great fashion options, and shopping privileges that other companies do not allow to their customers is something that Fabletics stresses. This company is a one stop-shopping source for all things unique! In order to be eligible for Fabletics’ privileges, a customer must be a VIP customer. However with “skip a month” shopping options and fabulous low prices, it is no wonder that Fabletics founded under JustFab has reached a VIP member count of close to 4 million. Source: http://www.fabletics.com/the-summer-refresh.htm
Not all women can be described as having gorgeous hair that is shake-worthy enough to make it on television, as Emily McClure put it. This whole idea was the reason behind her test using Wen by Chaz hair care products [see, http://www.wenhaircare.com/] on her fine hair for a week, and while she may not be ready for the big screen, she was certainly ready to clue the public in on the secret behind what they had been viewing in the media.
Well, actually, it really is not a secret–the experiment proved positive. Plenty of photo evidence was provided throughout the test to demonstrate the effectiveness of the product. Contrary to most experiments, though, was day one, as it proved to be immediately beneficial to the test as a whole. Though McClure was not thrilled about the amount of product necessary for each wash, she was joyous to experience the beautiful hair that resulted.
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Scents such as Mandarin Italian Fig, Sweet Almond Mint, an Amazon best seller, and Lavender make every wash more enjoyable. To sweeten the deal even more, Wen by Chaz also has the same, perfect products for dogs, with a formula packed full of essential oils, vitamins, and amino acids. It can also be bought from Sephora.
Latin culture has a new voice. Norka Luque appears to be the fresh new face of Latin America. This time, however, Latin America has a face that is connected to a Venezuela star. This is rare because many of the people that have represented Latin culture in American have actually been American born artists.
Norka could have easily pulled in the hot producers in American culture and quickly became a success in America. She wants to reach American crowds, but she did not want to abandon her Venezuelan roots. Norka has made it clear that she has her heart in Venezuela and her first mission in music is to encourage uplift all of those that are trying to heal in Venezuela.
Norka Luque considers it a blessing just to be alive. She has become someone that is able to embrace so many things in Latin culture. It only seems right that she is representing Latin America through her music. She is sexy, but she is also a woman of great faith. She is playful and energetic. Norka is compassionate and eager to soar in the music industry. All of these elements to her character have made people see the value of her rise for stardom. They can see that Venezuela is a place that produces talent. This is what Norka wants, and she also desires to present herself with a rich Latin sound. The salsa fad may be something that goes in and out of American pop culture, but this sound never leaves Latin culture. That is why she wanted to put a salsa mix of her singles out there for her Venezuelan natives to enjoy.
She has also spiced things up with her urban feel to her singles as she added a rap remix to “Milagro.” She is turning up the heat and giving people the chance to see her many different sides as she works on her album.
No artist – even one that represents Latin culture – wants to be pigeonholed into a certain type of sound. An artist like Norka Luque wants to be able to expand her audience as she pleases. She wants to have the type of sound that breaks beyond what is expected from her cultural influences. Find Norka Luque on Facebook to learn more.
JustFab, an El Segundo based online fashion juggernaut, has provided a bevy of fashion, at amazingly low prices, since it launched in 2010. JustFab provides consumers with the best in fashion by using a subscriptions model most will be familiar with from such platforms as magazines and television service providers.
As tough as the world of fashion can be to survive in, the online retail world can be as challenging, evidenced by other retailers in the industry experiencing dim days; some even closing their doors for good. JustFab, tenaciously, has big plans for a bright future. However, not all of JustFab’s journey has been favorable.
The fashion trendsetter has had a few growing pains over the years, but bounced back with consumer driven innovations that keep it poised to grow exponentially in the next few months, and over the course of it’s operation. Some changes on the horizon include a name change that will not include it’s current familiar tags, and a possibility of public trade. JustFab is planning to stick with the things that have made it successful thus far, including making certain that consumers receive items that they have selected in a timely manner, providing consumers with fashion options they love and continuing to listen to the needs and preferences of their shoppers when making decisions.
Read more: JustFab heads toward IPO even as other subscription start-ups struggle
As the quintessential online fashion retailer, JustFab provides each consumer with the best in trendsetting fashion at consistently high quality for the dollar. Options for consumers include fashion that is beautiful to look at and flattering to wear, provided with a guarantee that they can makes returns or exchanges, free of charge, should they have need to. JustFab even provides a personal fashion stylist, free of charge, to provide fashion advice and encouragement to members who may benefit from a bit of fashion assistance, or who just want to get the opinion of someone with fashion know-how as they peruse the many available options at http://www.fabkids.com/.
Securus is the best thing that ever happened to our family once my brother went to jail. He is a in a special program for drug use, and he could be there for up to four months. We have been using it for just a week, but it has given us more than one phone call that was perfect. I have their app on my phone, and we have made video calls to him in jail. They are very clear calls so we can see how he is doing, and we are also very happy that we can do it all together.
The next thing that people need to realize is that we are making secure calls. It is really nice to know that we are on a secure line and have the privacy that we would have had when we were actually in the jail. This makes life easier for everyone, and we do not have to feel like we are going to be talking about family business in front of a bunch of people. We know that Securus respects us as people, and we also want to make sure that we can just talk when we call in. Securus makes it easy, and we can see that we are on a secure line when we start using the app on my phone.
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We can call in at just about any time to see him, and we get a very clear picture of him so that we can see how he is doing. We can be sure that he safe, and we can keep talking to him until he gets out.
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I recently read a very interesting article about the fast growing career of compliance officers. The field has recently seen the growth of 10 percent a year and universities are creating degree programs for the occupation. The growth is tied to the regulations that were implemented due to the 2008 financial crisis. An officer who can assess the conduct of a company has become a necessity.
The role of a compliance officer is to make sure that the company is aware of and operating within the bounds of current regulations. This individual can recognize breaches of regulations, resolve the offense and ensure that it won’t be repeated.
An ideal compliance officer has a background in law or accounting and must have the ability to form good relationships with coworkers.
Helane Morrison is a dynamic woman. I was impressed by her education and her extensive experience. Morrison earned a B.S. from Northwestern University for Journalism and a Doctorate of Law from the University of California at Berkely School of Law. I was impressed by her accomplishments, she clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard A. Posner. Morrison made partner at the law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and Rabikn in just five years. This was followed by an impressive career in the San Fransico office of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Morrison ran the San Fransisco division of the SEC and held the titles of Regional Director and District Administrator. Morrison successfully enforced regulations. Under her leadership charges were brought and convictions received against Republic New York, Dean Witter, and California Micro Devices.
Since 2007 Helane has been employed as the Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Hall Capital Partners LLC. Morrison is also a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Morrison holds positions on the Board of the Regional Parks Foundation and the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of the American Bar Association. It is a job that requires a high level of business and legal knowledge. Morrison exemplifies these qualities and displays dedication, honor, and integrity in her professional life.
FreedomPop deserves great kudos for its innovative practices. The Los Angeles budget mobile phone/data company has come up with an excellent new idea: zero-rated service for WhatsApp users.
How does that work? Basically, even if the a FreedomPop user’s data is depleted to absolute zero, the user can still access WhatsApp. No one every has to be out of the WhatsApp loop.
FreedomPop does understand that each and every market is different. In the United States and the United Kingdom, simply offering a tremendous deal on mobile service and data was more than enough to draw in scores of customers.
In Spain, a little extra work needed to be done. Tapping into the popularity of WhatsApp was necessary in order to connect better with the Spanish consumer base. Since FreedomPop does not employ a generic marketing approach in every marketing as the management of the company realizes this would not be a wise path to take.
FreedomPop, however, has not signed any specific partnership agreements with WhatsApp or its parent company Facebook. Honestly, FreedomPop doesn’t have to form a partnership just to exclude users from data charges on apps.
Spain is the prized third market FreedomPop wants to enter. The territory could prove to be a lucrative one. Since 70% of mobile customers in Spain are active with WhatsApp, it is no surprise FreedomPop wants to keep these potential customers happy.
Venture Beat has the whole story on FreedomPop’s plans in Spain. The article truly does cast light on the brilliance of the company.
Billionaire George Soros reduced his firm’s investments in the US stocks by more than a third in the first quarter. Soros placed a bet against the equities and banked on gold. The value of Soros company was publicly disclosed holdings did drop by 37% to 3.5 billion at the end of March according to the government filing. Soros Fund Management also confirmed that they owned bearish options contract on 2.1 million shares of SPDR 500 ETF Trust. It is an exchange-trade fund on https://twitter.com/georgesoros, and that tracks shareholders and poor’s 500 Index, with a face value of four hundred and thirty-one million dollars as of March 31st, 2016.
George Soros firm also bought bullish option contracts on 1.05 million shares in the SPDR Gold Trust. The company tracks the price of bullion. The fund bought did also take a significant stake in the world’s biggest producer of the metal; Barrick Gold Corp. The stake that Soros company took was worth $264 million at the end of March as the filing showed. George Soros further acquired 1.7 percent of Barrick thus making it the biggest listed holding the US.
Soros has built his fortune through the knowledge market wager. He has many times before warned of risks stemming from China. George Soros previously said that China economy is fueled by debts, and it resembles that of the United States in 2007 and 2008 when the financial crisis.
Soros has predicted that the Asian crisis is unavoidable, and a hard landing is eminent. George Soros has also warned that a such a slump would make the global crisis worse and would drag down stocks.
Gold upped 16 percent in the first three months of the year 2016, and it is the biggest quarterly surge since 1986.
Read more: Billionaire Soros Cuts U.S. Stocks by 37%, Buys Gold Miner
Soros firm manages only his wealth this is after he gave all other investors their money. Soros did sell level 3 Communication Inc. stake worth $173 million as of December 31st. He also sold Dow Chemical Co. worth $161 million. The firm did also rid its stake in Endo International Plc and Delta Air Line Inc.
Soros migrated from Hungary to England in 1947. He attended London School of Economics in 1952. His career begun in a London bank and started working at an entry level. George Soros later migrated to the United States, in 1956. He held analysis and investment management positions in different firms between 1956 to 1973.
Soros later founded his hedge fund company, Soros Fund Management. George Soros is however famously known for risking 10 billion dollars to speculation.