Avi Weisfogel is a dentist who has his own practice in the New Jersey are who just started a GoFundMe fundraiser campaign to help raise money for an organization called Operation Smile. Operation Smile has been helping young children and adolescents receive facial surgeries such as deformities, cleft palates and cleft lips along with other types of mouth abnormalities. Many children aren’t able to have the surgery they need, so Operation Smile was founded over thirty years ago to help aid the young children. It was founded by Bill and Kathy Magee in 1984. Their first mission was in the Philippines. Dr.Avi Weisfogel chose Operation Smile because of what they stand for; they ensure that children remain hopeful and don’t want them to ever lose hope. Operation Smile travels all over the world and works with local medical offices, government agencies and hospitals to help those in need. It’s a non-profit organization that is solely ran off of volunteers and donations. It’s an incredible force and service that is offered, and Dr. Weisfogel is delighted to be part of it. He has donated $2000 to get the campaign rolling, and of course hopes to be able to donate quite a bit of money collected from the GoFundMe campaign.
Dr. Weisfogel also started his own company that aligns with his practice called Dental Sleep Masters. It’s a program that is dedicated to the education and resources associated with sleep apnea and sleep disorders. The program helps educated dentists offices and their staff developing and eye for what they should be looking for with patients that have symptoms of a sleep disorder. The program gives them the knowledge and comfort to establish a diagnosis and help the patient get better sleep. While many people in the world suffer from undiagnosed sleep apnea, Dr. Weisfogel has dedicated much of his time to ensuring that they are diagnosed correctly and it’s corrected with the latest education and technology.
When Dr. Avi Weisfogel isn’t busy with his philanthropy work and his own company, he enjoys making hip hop music. You can find his latest tunes on soundcloud.com.
The internet has made it pretty hard to keep your life private, especially when you exist under public scrutiny such as many high profile public figures. That is why companies like Status Labs, who focus on online reputation management, have begun to grow and thrive in the digital age. Being a professional in the realm of reputation management doesn’t mean that you are immune to running into issues of your own, however, as Status Labs found out.
Status Labs is headlined by President, and co-founder, Darius Fisher. Fisher has played an integral part in growing the company to the point that it is today with clients all over the world and a dedicated office based out of Austin, Texas.
Fisher focused on a few essential areas in order to turn his company back around before things could go sour. The first thing the company did was sever ties with the offending executive through a unanimous call for his resignation. From there they began their own PR offensive. They released an open letter to their employees detailing how the company was aiming to rebound.
The next thing that Fisher needed to do was address the public. Convincing his employees that things were going to be okay was one thing, talking to the public was another. So Fisher addressed the problem head on and immediately began taking steps to promote an image change. He started getting his company more involved with local charities such as Carnitas or Urban Roots. Then Fisher went on to implement more employee to employee events in order to create genuine good will among his group.
With a public profile and a positive presence it was easy enough to get the public back on his side. From there Status Labs used that positive energy to create lasting, positive change.
When it comes to taking a look at the current landscape of the world of investments and investment banking, the fact of the matter is this is a chaotic time. Specifically you are seeing more and more pressures being placed upon society as a result of the political realm, companies heading to international locations for their headquarters, minimum wage rates rising, and even automation taking a strong presence in traditional jobs as well. All of these things may just be be simple to some, but for the majority of investors who have actually been watching the markets and who have been paying attention to how the world is moving forward, there are some major questions. The good news is, even though you may not be able to predict the next thing to happen in the markets, you will be able to at least understand what challenges you are currently up against and how to make changes accordingly.
One of the top individuals in the investing world right now happens to be Martin Lustgarten. Not only has Martin Lustgarten been an individual who has had recent success and long term success alike, but it isn’t just the fact that he ended with success it is the fact that he has done it correctly. The fact of the matter is some investors just throw money at the markets and try to capture whatever happens. They simply ride the market wave and hope that they come out on top. With certain investment bankers and investors who actually understand the markets just like Martin Lustgarten, it is something that you can see when they continue to make portfolio gains whether the market is up or down.
Martin Lustgarten is an individual who can not only help investors in general just because of his passion and his ability, but he is someone who actively seeks out the best possible investments for his clients. In a world where more and more chaos seems to happen each and every day outside of the world, people like Martin Lustgarten are actively finding ways to stay on top of the news and understand what strategies should be in play for the top wealth generation possible.
Jose Manuel Gonzalez is an agricultural businessman in Venezuela. He was the FEDECAMARAS president and currently he is the deputy to the National Assembly, Guarico State. He gave an opinion on his two experiences that were successive in Public Service from the angle of two areas that are dissimilar but complementary. It is his active entrepreneurship married to politics. Jose Manuel Gonzales gave an example of the agriculture sector where the country produces over 500,000 tons of rice and corn at 300,000 tons. The country does not have foreign exchange for their importation and hence leaves them in a “roller coaster” precarious type of supply where nothing is guaranteed. The assembly understands the plight of agriculture but it is the poor management that is letting the sector down.
This was as pointed out in a closed-door meeting where the coalition government was seen to be fragile and inadequate to deal with smuggling and inequities present in businesses available in the nation. Insecurity has also affected agriculture as there is rampant carjacking, kidnappings and criminal gangs that extort the farmers. The government will be forced to import food but it must first of all sort out the issue of lack of foreign exchange according to Jose Gonzalez.
Jose also pointed out that the only viable way to solve the issues affecting the country at the moment is via an agreement that will be national. He opined that it was the agreement ought to favor the country and consider the responsibility it has to the future generations. He added that the parliament was the ideal platform to enact this agreement in order to steer the country away from the current crisis to proper governance. This will pave the way for peace and with it the economic growth.
About Jose Manuel Gonzalez
Jose Manuel Gonzalez is the former president of FEDECAMARAS from 2007 to 2009 and FEDENAGA (National Federation of Ranchers of Venezuela). He is a Venezuelan businessman who was born in Las Mercedes del Llano town and a descendant of Martin Tovar y Tovar, a painter. He is an Agricultural engineer by profession as he holds a degree from the Central University of Venezuela.
After his stint as the President of FEDECAMARAS came to an end in 2009, he was then elected to the post of the deputy of the National Assembly by the Guarico State. He aspires to go a bigger office in the next elections in order to serve the residents of his home state. He is a governor candidate currently of his home state.
Mike Baur, a man of dreams and success in the business world, is originally from Switzerland. Mr. Baur, still has many ties to the Fribourg area, which he still calls home. As a teenager, Mike Baur always knew that he wanted to be involved in the business world. At a young age, he was already interested in finances and banking. Mike has twenty years dedicated to Swiss Private banking. Over the years, his hard work and dedication paid off. He was soon named executive board member of a large Swiss Private Bank. Mike also has a college education with a MBA from the University of New York.
In 2014, Mike Baur decided to venture into the business world. With the help of his banking experience, he created and founded, the Swiss Startup Factory. His entrepreneurship skills began to grown with the Swiss Startup Factory, marking it as the number one independent and privately financed ICT in Switzerland. The purpose of SSUF is to support young entrepreneurs specializing in digital technologies. The SSUF has just issued a start up accelerator program, which runs for three months. The purpose of the start up accelerator program is to provide services, coaching, and office space, as well as an network to achieve goals through the business.
The SSUF program and business has been growing and Mike has been helping through each step of the process. In January of 2016, Mr. Baur will be extending his business to CTI Invest. CTI Invest and the Swiss Startup Factory will work together in order to further develop the Swiss Startup Ecosystem. The two organizations will be cooperating in different fields, but yet will be collaborating together. The CTI Invest and the SSUF have already launched a website with Podcasts and Videos of Swiss Startups.
Among working with new companies, Mike also has added a trusted source to his business. Michael Hartweg, is an established investor in technology, finances and in sports. Michael Hartweg is also the co-founder of the company called Fintech Leonteg, which has now been entered into the SSUF. Michael has been an asset and dedicated businessman to the company. His main goal is to support the SSUF in the evaluation of startup, especially from his own personal area of Fintech. According to Mike Baur, he has stated, “Through our partnership with Michael Hartweg we want to strengthen the innovative power and expertise of Switzerland in the field Fintech further. Switzerland is to the leading center for digitization in the financial sector.”
It was clear from the start that Adam Goldenberg possessed that special something that destines certain people to achieve great success. Funding his very first venture, using money he received from his Bar Mitzvah, 13 year old Adam took a risk on himself and with that seed money he created an on-line bulletin board service, sending him on his way to becoming one of the great entrepreneurs of his time. That was in 1994.
Adam Goldenberg’s first encounter with success fed his entrepreneurial spirit and in just a few years his bulletin board service was transformed in to a much more lucrative gaming site which was quick to capture the attention of another entrepreneur, the internet savvy Bret Brewer. Shocked to learn he was dealing with such a young but very talented individual, Mr. Brewer purchased Adam’s gaming site and brought him along with the acquisition. By the age of 19 Adam Goldenberg was serving as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Intermix, making him the youngest COO of a publicly traded company at the time.
At Intermix an unintentional partnership was formed between Adam Goldenberg and co-worker Don Ressler. There was a chemistry between these two great minds that later drove them away from the security of Intermix to co-found their own company. Brand Ideas was the name of their new venture together and due to the drive of two like-minded entrepreneurs, Brand Ideas was quick to find success. Eventually Brand Ideas evolved into a company now known as “Intelligent Beauty”.
Still guided by the same team of two entrepreneurs, Intelligent Beauty has been successful in inspiring a number of prosperous ventures but it was in 2010 that genius struck again with the creation of JustFab on Wikipedia. A subscription based ecommerce fashion retail site that was immensely successful and drew a great deal of attention from an array of investors eager to inject money into the company. As a subscription based retail site one of the measure of success is membership which topped 6 million in less than two years. See: http://www.racked.com/2016/2/15/10995348/fabletics-stores-kate-hudson
“Be passionate about what you do, have a great product and, maybe most important, surround yourself with a phenomenal team” – These are the words of Adam Goldenberg and by not only believing in his words but actually living by them, they have guided him down a very rewarding and lucrative path.
NutriMost is suing a competing company called Healthy Living for stealing one of its promotional videos. The video was formally on the NutriMost website, but was allegedly stolen and placed on cantlosediet.com, which is the site belonging to Healthy Living.
Weight loss company Nutrimost files lawsuit against rival Healthy Living for allegedly stealing promotional video
While the video was kept mostly intact when placed on Healthy Living’s website, including testimonials for NutriMost, the video replaced mention of Nutrimost with Can’t Lose Diet references.
According to court papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court, Healthy Living didn’t remove the video after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from NutriMost. Instead of removing the video, they simply replaced it with a shorter version.
NutriMost is seeking a court order that will force Healthy Living to pay $300,000 and keep them from posting the video again. NutriMost is demanding that amount due to the theft, but also the loss of their reputation.
The Nutrimost program involves eating organically, which keeps harmful chemicals from entering the body. They recommend finding options in the local grocery store that are grown with approved substances.
Much of the program is about learning to understand a person’s body. When dieting, prepackaged meals or shakes can be detrimental to a body that doesn’t react well to them. With NutriMost, the person is learning the right types of foods and includes a scan to find out what foods are best for weight loss.
While the program advocates more vegetables, it also helps the person understand what kinds of fruits and vegetables contain good sugars. Once a person understands their body as well as the right sugars and the right foods, NutriMost claims they will lose up to 40 pounds in 40 days.
Makari is a skin care, hair care and cosmetic company that is based in Switzerland where the products are manufactured. Its higher end beauty products are geared to women of color. A great deal of their products contain highly nourishing and natural ingredients such as argan oil, vitamins and carrot extract.
Makari has several products that lighten darker skin tones such as exfoliating scrubs, skin toners and moisturizing day and night creams. Customers who wish to lighten skin will find a variety of products that they will find effective without harsh bleaches or chemicals. In addition to catering to lightening skin tones, Makari has a full line of cosmetics to bring out and enhance African American facial features. Lipsticks, foundation and eye shadows and liners are just some of the beauty products featured available in a variety of tones and shades to match any darker complexion.
Additionally, Makari has skin care products that not only indulge darker tones, but enhance moisturization. Lightening skin creams and evening out skin tones is a major feature of Makari’s products. However, many products are available to simply enhance, tone and firm the skin like other cosmetic products. Makari specializes in darker complexions because no other high end beauty products in existence address dark skin with such an array of high quality products. These products are developed and manufactured with high quality standards. Ingredients straight from nature are purified and included in all skincare, makeup, and hair care products they sell.
Newer products now include exfoliating bar soap, extreme carrot and argan lotions and creams and skincare sets. Sets include toners and moisturizers to meet the needs of dry or blemish prone skin. Several products are available to lighten dark tones and reduce brown spots that age skin. Finally, there is pampering and enriching skin care and lightening products exclusively for you, the beautiful dark beauties of the world.
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Medicare Advantage plans, also known as Medicare Private Health plans provide more benefits than that of original Medicare does. Medicare Advantage plans have a contract With the federal government. This allows for payment to be a fixed amount per person to provide extra Medicare benefits.
The most common types of Medicare Advantage plans are with Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, and Private Fee for Service according to Rick Shinto. There are of course more, but these are the most popular. with Medicare Advantage plans, additional benefits may include routine vision or dental care. If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, then remember that you do still have Medicare. With a Medicare Advantage plan, you will still pay for your monthly part B premium. If you have a part A premium, you will still be required to pay that monthly as well. Every Medicare Advantage plan must offer and provide all part A and part B services. These are services that were offered by original Medicare. Medicare Advantage can, however, change the rules that determine how you receive care. This can include costs and restrictions. Understanding your Medicare advantage is important to ensure that you are getting all the benefits and best coverage that is available to you.
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Qualifying for a Medicare Advantage plan is not as hard as you may think. If you have Medicare Advantage part A and part B or if you live in a plan’s service area then you qualify. Something that can disqualify you is if you have end-stage renal disease. Although specific plans like the special needs plan can accommodate for this.
InnovaCare Healthcare provides and delivers managed health care services. They provide two convenient ways of health care. One of those includes Medicare advantage. InnovaCare offers quality health care that is sustainable and costs effective. With advanced technology, InnovaCare is able to deliver healthcare that is redefined in today’s complex health care environment.
InnovaCare Health believes that patients come first and that their patients should get quality medical care. InnovaCare differs from other Medicare Advantage plans in that they have a strong patient to provider relationship that makes for innovative practices and a stellar network of professionals according to Penelope Kokkinides. InnovaCare is the leading provider of healthcare that not only meets a person’s needs but also their emotional health and well-being.
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Brad Reifler is a financial expert who can prove it when it comes to investing. Brad Reifler noticed a problem when it came to middle class people investing. He realized that they were not accredited by the Federal government. He sought to help middle class investors invest wisely after he lost money that he had invested for his daughters college fund. Reifler graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in Economics and Political Science, and then went on to found Reifler Trading Corporation in 1982. His goal was to educate middle class people on the benefits of investing. Reifler would start several new companies such as Pali Capital and Forefront Capital. He acted as a broker dealer that focused on equity markets. He was incredibly successful and he managed to accrue over one billion in commission income. Today, Reifler has used his company to start Forefront Income Trust Initiative.
This company allows non-accredited members of middle class to invest quarterly with minimized risk.
Brad Reifler makes sure that the investor comes first when he invests other peoples money. He does not take any management fees and he doesn’t start earning a commission until the investor has made back eight percent of the money invested. Brad Reifler focuses on helping the people referred to as the 99 percent. The class of American people who are considered the middle class and have no accreditation from the government. An investment of 2500 is all that it takes to start earning your money back if you invest in Brad Reifler’s company. Follow him on Twitter @BradleyR.