No Strings Attached Giving from Dick Devos

I find that good deeds are often less likely to garner as much attention as things that people view with disapproval. Dick Devos has been criticized by many for his political donations but only recently has the amounts he has given to charity come into the light. If you compare the two his philanthropy does not in any way match his political donations; it exceeds it by far. It amazes me how each year their donations keep rising.

 

Dick Devos and his wife Betsy are interested in education charities and also organizations that support education in different states. They have given up to $3 million to education-related causes. They have also donated large sums to groups that are involved in attempts to modify education in the United States. They believe that better education system can provide give a chance to children growing up in low-income areas to better their lives and achieve their goals. By supporting attempts to improve the education system they give the children a chance to achieve their dreams.

 

They also feel the need to help teachers become more effective in the classroom in order to assist their students better. Over the years their donations have helped specific institutions for instance in the year 2013 their donations benefitted Compass College of Cinematic Arts in Grand Rapids which got fifty thousand dollars and Rehoboth Christian School. Another beneficiary of the Dick Devos generosity is Arts and Culture. They donated two million in 2015, a large percentage of their total donations.

 

They also donated $22 million to open the Devos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. Other causes they support include Health and leadership and development. Dick Devos and his wife do not put restrictions on the use of the money they donated as their main agenda is that, a difference is made in someone’s life. Their gift to the Spectrum Health Foundation is a good example. They also support churches such as Willow Creek.

 

About Dick Devos

Dick Devos is the CEO and President of the Windquest Group. He studied at Northwood University where he got his Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He worked at Amway International for six years beginning in1984 and for nine years beginning 1993. He has held various positions in a number of other organizations including Willow Creek Association, The Grand Action Committee, and West Michigan Aviation Academy. He serves on the boards of various organizations.

 

He is married to Betsy Devos, and they have four children; Ryan Devos, Andrea Devos, Richard Devos III and Elisabeth Devos. Dick and his wife founded the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation. Dick Devos and his wife’s donations have inspired their children to give too.

 

The Impact of Eric Lefkofsky

A well respected entrepreneur and business leader, Eric Lefkofsky has been making an impact on the business world for quite some time. A native of Michigan, Lefkofsky has demonstrated a unique ability to build and sustain businesses. On top of his incredible business success he is also known for his philanthropy and giving back to the community and more information click here.

Eric Lefkofsky grew up in Southfield, Michigan. From a young age he learned the value of hard work from watching his parents. His dad was an engineer and his mother worked as a teacher. Lefkofsky followed their lead, worked hard and eventually attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors. Just a few years later he would receive his Juris Doctor University of Michigan Law School. Lefkofsky had built a foundation that would help him tremendously as he entered the business world and learn more about Eric.

After law school Lefkofsky chose to start a business with his longtime friend Brad Keywell. They got a loan and began an apparel company called Brandon Apparel.It would be the first of several businesses. About six years later this duo would create the company Starbelly, a company that specializes in promotional products. Other companies that Lefkofsky was a part of include InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics and MediaBank. He was also the CEO of Tempus. Tempus is a a health-tech company that has taken on the tremendous challenge of modernizing cancer treatment.

Lefkofsky is perhaps best known for his work with the company Groupon. Lefkofsky co-founded and provided $1,000,000 in funding to start Groupon. The company would go on to become a massive worldwide success. The company was so successful that Lefkofsky received an offer from Google in 2010. The offer to buy Groupon was reportedly as much as six billion dollars and Eric’s lacrosse camp.

Outside of his massive success building businesses, Lefkofsky has also become known for his philanthropy. He and his wife formed a charitable trust, the Lefkofsky Foundation which supports educational causes. He is also a member of several boards including Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago and World Business Chicago. His work continues to have a major impact on people all across the world.

More visit: http://lefkofskyfoundation.com/about-eric-lefkofsky/

OSI Group Acquires Baho Food And Flagship Europe

Aurora, Illinois-based OSI Group announced the acquisition of Flagship Europe, a subsidiary of Flagship Food Group. A provider of sous vide products, condiments such as dressings and sauces and frozen poultry items to the food service sector in the United Kingdom.

Flagship Europe controls a large percentage of the food-to-go marketplace with its recent acquisition of Calder Foods. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Calder Foods supplies condiment products such as sauces, party dips, marinades, and sandwich spreads.

Flagship Europe Chief Executive, Russell Maddock commented on the acquisition by the OSI Group, “This is another exciting and progressive development for Flagship Europe.” The increased resources that will become available to us, along with the access to new clients worldwide, as part of the OSI Group, will fortify our position in the marketplace, strengthen our proposition and open up new channels. This will enable us to cater to our customers better.”

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OSI Group President and Chief Operating Officer David McDonald believes the Flagship Europe acquisition will give them a greater expanse across the European continent. Flagship Europe’s diverse product line and widely recognized brands strengthen OSI Group’s position as the leading provider to the institution, commercial and consumer food service sectors.

The OSI Group continued its aggressive pursuit of food service providers with the acquisition of Baho Food. OSI Group assumed a controlling percentage of Baho Food, a Netherlands-based organization. Baho Food operates five subsidiaries, with Q Smart Life, Henri van de Bilt, Gelderland Frischwaren, Bakx Foods and Vital Convenience. It maintains production facilities in Germany and The Netherlands.

Established in the early 1960’s, Baho Food manufactures and distributes convenience snacks, highly desired delicatessen style meats, such as bologna and salami and popular snacks. The Baho Food product line serves consumers across Europe.
Baho Food Managing Director, John Balvers remains with the organization and will work closely with OSI management to ensure a seamless transition and strengthen the combined product line, as the company moves forward.

The worldwide leader in food service manufacturing and distribution Additional information and news about the OSI Group is available at http://www.osigroup.com/.

Anthony Petrello’s Journey to The Top of the Oil Industry is Nothing Short of Remarkable

Anthony Petrello’s journey to becoming the president, chairman, and CEO of the world’s foremost oil drilling company, Nabors Industries Ltd. has been nothing short of remarkable. His education, of course, has been nothing short of the best with a JD from Harvard Law School and a Bachelors as well as a Masters in Mathematics from Yale.

Before he joined Nabors and reached the acme of his professional achievements, he had had a useful stint as a Managing Partner with the firm Baker & McKenzie’s in their New York office. Over there he got useful exposure as a corporate law, taxation, and international arbitration expert and learn more about Tony.

It was however in Nabor that he found his true calling. As the head of Nabor, it is his responsibility to initiate and bring to fruition strategies that help the company meet the challenges of the highly dynamic oil and gas industry head on with the help of his accomplished staff to set new benchmarks in operational efficiency and Tony’s lacrosse camp.

One of the things that Tony Petrello has been in the news for is his fabulous salary package, which is the envy of many. He received a total compensation of a whopping $27.7 million in the year 2015. High but utterly well deserved considering what he brings to the table. It is not for nothing that Petrello has been inducted into Board of Directors of Nabors Industries. He was inducted into the executive committee of the board.

However, in 2014 Nabors did change its corporate governance and compensation practices after criticism about Petrello’s high pay effectively ensuring that he didn’t become the highest paid boss that year and Tony on Facebook.

Lloyd Groove, his freshman year roommate, remembers him as a public school educated and scholarship receiving Newark kid. Apparently, he was trying to prove something and was clearly very at good at math. Years later when he endeavored to get in touch with his old college mate, feeling quite envious of the latter’s success, an email from his former roommate perked him up. Petrello attributed his success to luck! and more information click here.

Petrello’s daughter was born with cerebral palsy, and this had led him and his wife Cynthia to commit $7 million in research to the hospitals Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, for their clinical program dedicated to helping children with neurological disorders.

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Sober Look at the Achievements and Philanthropy of George Soros

George Soros is a force to reckon with in the business world, and this has led to the creation of false theories that have no basis. His philanthropy work all over the world and the huge wealth that he has amassed over the years has led to the belief that he controls the world’s wealth. According to the business insider, this is because of his open support of liberal groups and their different causes. Soros, who is currently 86 years owns a successful hedge fund and his net worth amounts to billions of US dollars. He was famous for amassing a billion dollars in profit overnight after betting against the British pound back in the 1990s, and it broke the England monetary system. He did the same when Asia was going through a financial crisis, which made him a lot of profits in the process.

25$ billion is the current net worth of George Soros, according to the business insider. He has not been one to shy off from supporting his causes; in the past, he has been known to give monetary support to various political groups. He has also spoken out against political issues that he was not in support of such as the Iraq war. Due to this outspoken nature and support, many have claimed that he wants to influence political decisions. But far from this, the truth of the matter is, he has been donating a lot of funds to democratic causes all across the world, and other billionaires have been known to do so. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

The Open Source Foundations has quoted George as one of the most prolific philanthropists in the world. Soros has given out $12 billion towards different philanthropic causes as noted in an article in the open society foundation. The financing has gone to both individuals and groups all over the world. He has gone into the record book for supporting the education of South African students during the apartheid rule. Some of the other causes he has supported include, fight for freedom, transparency, a fair government and equality for all despite backgrounds or economic status. Know more on investopedia.com about George Soros.

Having been a victim of discrimination himself, he is passionate about the causes he supports. As a teenager, he nearly suffered execution in his native home, Hungary by the Nazis together with his family for being a Jew. He, later on, helped other Jews to escape the executions by the Nazis, which saw more than 50 000 Jews lose their lives. He has also been known to support the rights of the marginalized such as sex workers, LGBTI, and even drug users. To date, he continues with his philanthropy work, helping the marginalized find justice, give education to the poor and also support various political ideologies.

Kim so Shows Us What Mc Donalds is Like in Korea and They Go Shopping

McDonalds Fast food Restaurant is found worldwide in 120 countries. Kim Dao and her friend, Sunnydahye, stopped into a Hongdae Korea McDonalds when they visited Korea last summer. Kim Dao ordered the grilled mushroom burger, sweet chilli, some French fries, Mc Nuggets, and a regular Coke. Sunny had a Mc Spicy fried chicken breast sandwich and some fries. Kim Dao was quick to point out that not all McDonals all over the world have to have exactly the same menu (https://www.pinterest.com/kimdaoblog). Sunny told Kim Dao that Japanese McDonalds are the only ones that sell pork burgers. Kim Dao told us that Japanese and Australian Mc Donalds do not carry the mushroom burger, although they do carry the Mc Spicy. In Australia, they have a chicken patty version of the Mc Spicy. The mushroom burger came with cheese, lettuce, and sauce. The soft drinks are served in see-through plastic cups rather than the paper cups with the McDonalds.  Learn more : logo.http://www.yummyjapan.net/creator/kimdaovlog

 

Kim Dao told us that Sunny wants to buy scented candles. Kim Dao and Sunny like shopping in Korea because everything costs less than it does in Japan (https://twitter.com/kimdaoblog?lang=en). The two young women entered the Innisfree Shopping Mall. There was a shop that sold perfume, cosmetics, and candles. Sunny had second thoughts about wanting to get anymore candles. Kim Dao did she did not want to buy any candles because she might burn her house down.Learn more : http://www.kimdaoblog.com/

 

 

Eric Lefkofsky’s Tempus Partners with University of Chicago for Latest Breast Cancer Data Analysis Program

In March 2017,Tempus, which was founded by Eric Lefkofsky, announced that it wanted to partner with the University of Chicago to gather the latest data on breast cancer treatment. The latest data analysis program is designed to provide individual molecular analysis and sequencing in order to be able to come up with individual treatment plans for breast cancer patients. Tempus’ intention is to analyze data taken from 1,000 patients in order to help improve the program not only for the present time but for decades to come in the future as well and more information click here.

At the present time, Tempus uses genomic sequencing and machine learning in order to make timely personal treatment plans. However, the University of Chicago has stated that there is currently not enough easily accessible data for those who are currently battling breast cancer or have done so in years past. The latest analysis program, if it passes the trial stage will be able to provide this.

Eric Lefkofsky is currently the CEO and a co-founder of Tempus. Tempus is a technology organization that specializes in assisting in the treatment of cancer. He has also founded several other organizations, which include Groupon, LightBank, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, InnerWorkings and Echo Global Logistics. That being said, there is almost no limit to what sort of field that Lefkofsky will invest in and learn more about Eric Lefkofsky.

Aside from the data technology, funding and logistics organizations mentioned above, Lefkosky, along with his wife, founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. The Foundation is involved with any organization that helps to improve life. This includes but is not limited to Aspen Art Museum, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and The Success Project. Lefkofsky is also an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago and serves as a Trustee of several organizations, including Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, World Business of Chicago and Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Brad Reifler Has An Intelligent View Of Investing

Many people look to the financial industry for insight on what investments are doing well in the markets daily. They look to understand the direction of the markets and what is affecting the movement of the markets. This information is used by people to help determine what investments they should invest in currently or moving forward. While many people look to the financial industry for information, there is a lot of information that can be pulled from the financial industry.

The people who are successful at making investment choices understand what information to look at and what to determine from the information in relation to making investment decisions.

Investors and investment professionals are all unique in how they look at financial information to help them determine various things about the markets and investments. There is no set way or method that is used to pick investments. This is one of the reasons why investing is so challenging.

Many investors choose to get help from investment professionals because of the challenges that investing presents to investors and investment professionals. Many investors realize that investing requires a certain level of time and commitment to be able to make informed decisions.

Therefore, the use of investment professionals goes beyond the amount of investment knowledge that people have inside. Even people with investment knowledge can use help, they understand what is all involved in making good investment decisions.

Brad Reifler is an investment professional who has been helping people choose great investments for many years. His record of investment performance has been and continues to be admired by people both inside and outside the financial industry. Brad Reifler brings a unique blend of energy, talent, skills, and expertise to the investment world.

Brad Reifler has moved up in the investment field for numerous reasons. He is now the CEO of one of the top investment firms in its market area. His leadership has made the firm a top investment firm. In addition, he still uses his investment expertise and other abilities to make investment choices.

According to Crunchbase, Brad Reifler is one of the most watched investment professionals in the investment arena. His perspective of investing is followed by many investors and investment professionals.

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How EOS Became the Lip Balm of Choice for Millennial Women

In the Fast Company article “The Untold Story of How Lip Balm Upstart EOS Outdid Chapstick”, Elizabeth Segran describes how Evolution of Smooth (a.k.a. EOS lip balm) became a best-selling lip balm over the past seven years through product innovation and marketing that targeted millennial women.

Co-founders Sanjiv Mehra, John Teller, and Craig Dubitsky recognized an opportunity to break into the beauty aisle after discovering that most lip balms were almost identical to the lip products from 100 years ago.

Through consumer research, they noticed that it was mainly used by women as a part of their beauty routine. Instead of marketing it as a unisex product as its predecessors had, EOS wanted to create a lip balm made specifically for women that was still priced to compete with the industry leaders.

They chose to focus on sensory engagement such as soft, colorful packaging and a unique flavor made from organic ingredients, to create a fun customer experience that was both effective and enjoyable.

However, it was difficult to place the product in drugstores and chain stores because they were concerned that customers were loyal to their usual brand and those men wouldn’t understand the product.

But after a fateful meeting with a Walgreens buyer, EOS launched the product and quickly landed accounts with Walmart and Target, followed by online stores of eBay and Amazon. In order to scale quickly, they invested in their own equipment and created an automated production system that allowed them to compete with industry leaders like Burt’s Bees and Chapstick.

EOS also began to niche down on their target audience, focusing on millennial women between the ages of 25 and 35. In order to reach them, they began to use influencer marketing. Having beauty bloggers review the product on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and having celebrities like Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Demi Lovato endorse the product made them one of the biggest advertisers in that category.

Within seven years, the brand became a household name, selling more than a million units each week. The company wants to keep to its evolutionary roots by continuing to innovate the beauty aisle. From shaving creams to lotions, EOS keeps setting new standards for their industry. https://skincare-au.com/collections/eos

How John Goullet has Helped Businesses to Flourish through Provision of Cutting-edge IT Staffing Services

John Goullet is a serial entrepreneur who is highly skilled in matters of IT staffing. He is also an IT consultant and a visionary corporate leader who facilitated the formation of DIVERSANT, LLC, by merging two leading IT staffing businesses.

Mr. Goullet: the Info Technologies’ founder

Mr. Goullet kick-started his professional career in IT tech staffing and later established his IT business, Info Technologies. This company specializes in the provision of staffing solutions to a broad client base, including members of the Fortune 500 companies in America. Mr. Goullet served as the boss of this firm from 1994 to 2010. Under his management, Inc. Magazine cited Info Technologies for being among the exponentially expanding businesses. In 2010, Info Technologies and Diversant Inc. formed a partnership and named their new company DIVERSANT, LLC. Mr. Goullet was made the chair of the company, a position he still holds to date.

Mr. Goullet: the senior principal of DIVERSANT

DIVERSANT, LLC, is an African-American business enterprise that provides innovative products that range from staffing solutions, staffing augmentation, to consultation services. Additionally, this company also provides IT solutions that are on contract, permanent, or contingent basis to maintain the operations of the Fortune 500 companies at an optimal level. Its other clients include mid-sized firms in a selected number of industries. Mr. Goullet’s current role at DIVERSANT has enabled the company increases its net worth as well as mobilize an innovative task force that fosters the company’s success and learn more about Goullet.

Mr. Goullet employs professionalism in managing this corporation, and the results are visible in the exponential growth of the company even during economic recessions. At DIVERSANT, LLC, he is known to encourage respect, discipline, creativity, and high levels of ethics when executing duties. His facebook, Mr. Goullet believes that teamwork, especially in the field of IT staffing, is what makes companies excel. It is through his exemplary actions that DIVERSANT obtained the highly coveted certificate of a Minority-Owned business franchise. Under his leadership, DIVERSANT has earned a position among the best-performing companies in the U.S. His deep background in computer science is what makes him an excellent IT consultant and staffing expert and more information click here.