October 21

The Career and Life of Dick DeVos

Dick DeVos has been hired as the new CEO in leading The Stow Company Inc., which is one of the biggest companies for the organizational products and custom home storage sector. In April of 2016, Phil Dolci was brought in to helm the manufacturer based out of Holland, which is a part of The Windquest Group, a holding group for the Amway scion along with wife Betsy DeVos, that is based out of Grand Rapids. This high-profile couple has become known for their political activism for conservative issues and generous philanthropy, from school choice and right-to-work. Dolci is succeeding Frank Newman, who is retiring at 67. However, Newman will continue serving as a member on the companies board of advisors. Dolci has been described as an accomplished leader, having more then 23 years experience in marketing and consumer products manufacturing. Recently, he has served as the CEO of the Crosman Corporation, which is a leading global manufacturer, designer and supplier of products for shooting sports that are based out of Cincinnati. Dolci’s resume has included leadership with companies such as U.S. Playing Cards, which is a subsidiary for the Jarden Corporation, Sanford, which is a division of Newell Rubbermaid, Dean Foods, ConAgra Foods and Kraft Foods. Dolci earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Chicago and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management for Northwestern University. The Stow Company was founded in 1984, and has manufacturing facilities located at 3311 Windquest Drive in both Indianapolis and Holland, and have employed 280 individuals. However, the privately-held business does not release their revenue figures. The products that are sold in the four brands are EasyClosets do-it-yourself, ORG Home custom solutions, Distinctive Wine Cellars and Easy Track modular storage systems. The Windquest Group has dozen’s of other companies including Boxed Water, The Reserve, that is a restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids and Neurocore.


Dick DeVos is en businessman and entrepreneur from Michigan. He is the son of the Amway co-founder Richard DeVos, who served as the CEO for the consumer goods distribution company from 1993 to 2002. In his early life, DeVo’s was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated from the Forest Hills public school system. DeVos wife Betsy DeVo’s is former chairperson in the Michigan Republican Party. Some of the Philanthropy that DeVo’s has been involved in is activity within foundations, founding for the arts, free-market economics, scholarships, civic leadership, grand action and pollution study.



October 20

Fabulous Hair Care Tips Every Woman Should Try

Everyone has unique hair and beauty may not be defined based on how one individual looks. This implies with each type of hair comes the need to offer special care that can guarantee the retention of the beauty that defines an individual. What most people lack is the knowledge necessary to allow them make the right choices when it comes to hair care. To make it easy for ladies, here are some tips that are helpful and proven.

Minimize styling damage

Styling is an important aspect of your hair but doing it too frequently will lead to damage on some parts. Therefore, it is advisable to look at the style types that leave the hair in the best condition even after a long duration of application.

For example, using rubber bands to style the hair could encourage snagging, which rips the hair from its follicle. Instead of all these procedures, you can just try a simple pony tail, which ensures your hair is kept down while you can wear a headband comfortably.

Regular trimming

To remove split ends, you can try trimming. Most women with good hair make sure no split ends form since they regularly trim their hair, about every 6-8 weeks.

Check the protein level in hair care products

Using hair care products that contain a lot of protein can make your hair brittle. While protein is vital in the growth of your hair, you need to ensure your conditioners are made with balanced ingredients.

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October 13

Kabbalah Centre Seeks Volunteers to Help Transform Lives of People and the World

Kabbalah Centre is presently seeking volunteers to join its Volunteer Program to work in teams and help transform lives of people and the world. Join one or more of eight teams available at the Centre, including Class, Mentor, Spreading Kabbalah, Bookstore, Local Events, Support, Zohar Project, and/or Community Outreach. The opportunities are immeasurable for volunteers to come together as one to make an incredible difference in the lives of others and communities. Help the Centre mentor to new students, plan community activities, organize international events, visit the sick, clean up the world, and spread Zohar.

The mission of the volunteer team is to inspire students and members of the non-profit organization to live the wisdom of Kabbalah by showing the Light in the world and individual lives. People from all walks of life become volunteers after completing classes to share their skills and wisdom with others. Former students who attended the Kabbalah Centre may join the classes team to create a friendly and learning environment for new students. It’s the perfect opportunity for volunteers who have experience as teachers and instructors to help students in classes. The Kabbalah Centre is also looking for experienced volunteers to help build long-lasting relationships with students, work in the bookstore, apply their skills to organize events, feed the homeless, and share Zohar.

Rav Yehuda Ashlag established the Kabbalah Centre nearly 85 years ago to teach the wisdom of Kabbalah. Zohar is an ancient Kabbalah text incorporated into studies during the 1500’s. Students at the Centre are taught universal spiritual and physical laws, as well as, the crossing of the soul. They are able to transform themselves into helpful human beings by putting away all selfishness to influence people to improve their lives.

October 10

Lovaganza: A Global Celebration

Culminating in 2020, Lovaganza is a celebration of the world’s population intended to enlighten festival goers of different cultures, but also to emphasize that the core values of hope, joy, peace, and family are the same regardless of culture. Touted as a “Bohiemian Adventure‘, the organizers of the celebration have planned Lovaganza to be rolled out in stages starting in 2018 in over 50 cities across the world.

The organizers were hard at work making a Trilogy of movies on Wikidot featuring action, comedy, suspense, and mystery. The movie’s premise follows a Priest intent on spreading goodwill and sunshine across a world embroiled in war. The finished movies will be shown on new 180 degree “Immerscope” 3D screens that do not require patrons to wear 3D glasses for viewing. These screens are portable and will be traveling to specific locations across the world starting in 2018. These movies are intended to set the mood for the Lovaganza experience.

Also traveling the globe to eight specific locations will be the Lovaganza Traveling Show. This show has the feel of an old time big top or carnival experience. The movies will also be shown at these locations also for anyone who has not viewed them. Inside the Big top, Lovaganza organizers have orchestrated the “Walk Around The World” attraction. Described as a groundbreaking performance, the members of the audience will be able to “walk the planet” in an immersive experience so the people will be able to experience different countries, and cultures. This experience will celebrate differences and highlight the important things that unite us all.

The Lovaganza celebrations will culminate in locations across Asia, America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Oceania. Patterned after the World’s Fairs of previous years, the Lovaganza celebration will feature exhibitions, movies, entertainment, and attractions from May to September 2020. The whole experience will close with “Hands Across The World” , which the Lovaganza organizers state on finance.yahoo.com is a never before seen experience. All of these events will run simultaneously.

To read more about the highly anticipated release of the Lovaganza celebrations and the release dates for the movies, information can be found on the Lovaganza website.

September 30

Former Atlanta Hawks Ownership Group Files a Lawsuit over a Breach of a Contract

Bruce Levenson is a former NBA team owner, a board member, a businessperson and a well-known philanthropist. He is the founding board member of TechTarget and a co-founder of United Communication Group in 1977. He was also a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks and was the part of Board of Governors in the NBA team since 2004 until 2012. He was born in 1949 in Washington D.C and attended college at Washington University and later studied law at American University.

According to Time.com, Bruce Levenson is well known for his philanthropic acts which he enjoys doing. He is the founding donor at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and is well known for leading fundraising for the Jewish Federation in support of the Jewish causes too. Additionally, Levenson is the president of the I Have a Dream Foundation Washington Chapter and serves on the board for the Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund. He also donates to the Seeds of Peace and the Seed Foundation, which is a boarding School for needy students.

The Atlanta Hawks former ownership group that included Levenson has filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Fulton on 13th September 2016 against New Hampshire Insurance Company. They sued the insurance company for breach of a contract and insurance bad faith, which involved the settlement of claims placed by Danny Ferry who was the former general manager at Atlanta Hawks. http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2015/04/23/bankers-for-levenson-oversold-atlanta-hawks-by-27/

Hawks ownership group argues that it was insured under a policy that covered employment-related losses that included individual acts of Wrongful Termination and Workplace Torts. The lawsuit states that the insurance company refused to acknowledge that Ferry had made a claim and that the policy was triggered, and they had refused to accept coverage of the insurance. The lawsuit is seeking a 50% penalty of the loss that has been unpaid as well as the attorney’s fees. Read more about Levenson on prnewswire.com.


September 29

Nizan Guanaes Transforming the Marketing Industry

The heart of every business success lies in its marketing. An effective marketing plan is important in not only creating product awareness but also building strong relationships. Today’s stiff competition in the market calls for a company to formulate an effective marketing strategy to achieve its goals and objectives.

Marketing is a broad term that is normally confused with other terms like public relations and advertising. Marketing is an overall umbrella that comprises of advertising, direct sales, public relations and other tactics that make up a marketing strategy. Incorporating a marketing strategy requires ad gurus who understand the ins and outs of the industry. Brands are therefore hiring agencies that specialize in social, digital and even traditional marketing to create a marketing campaign for them.

Nizan Guanaes is a renowned marketing executive who understands that going digital in marketing is the only way to stay ahead of the competition. Mr. Guanaes is a partner and co-founder of ABC Group, one of the largest marketing communications group in the world. The agency is made up of 18 companies that focus on specialized marketing services, advertising, content and entertainment sectors.

Nizan Guanaes studied at Colégio Marista and is a Universidade Federal da Bahia alumnus. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He started working as a copywriter in Salvador, Bahia and later relocated to Rio de Janeiro to work for Artplan, a Brazilian advertising agency. He built a strong reputation as a proficient copywriter and he used the skills to co-found DM9DDB in 1989. In 2002, he founded Africa Propaganda; the seventh largest advertising agency in Brazil. He also led the agency’s global projects and expansion.

Nizan Guanaes also worked for Internet Group of Brazil where he created the first free internet portal in Brazil. His skills in the marketing industry enabled him to transform the company from a start-up to a market leader.

September 29

Brian Bonar And The Bellamy Restaurant

Brian Bonar is a Scottish entrepreneur and master chef. He is the owner of Bellamy Grand Bistro, a restaurant in Escondido San Diego, California. Bellamy is an excellent restaurant with finest and master chefs like Patrick Ponsaty, the prominent French chef. The restaurant has superb food, developing Escondido as the funky and artful dining alternative in San Diego.

Besides owning Bellamy, Brian Bonar is also the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Trucept Inc. He is an experienced financial expert and entrepreneur. Besides being a master chef, he specializes in sourcing, venture capital, mergers and acquisition, sales, and private equity. Bonar has managed to build a sequence of thriving companies. He holds a variety of senior manager positions. He holds various educational and professional qualifications from renowned institutions like the Stafford University of England.

A San Diego Magazine reported Brian Bonar’s restaurant, Bellamy, as the highly rated and high profile restaurant in San Diego, California. This August 2013, San Diego digital edition Magazine marked Bellamy, located in Escondido, as the finest and best-served food destination in San Diego. Troy Johnson, the writer of the magazine, liked a high-class dinner at the restaurant. He offered a comprehensive appraisal for interested readers to treat themselves to Bellamy’s cooking masterwork.

The article in the Bloomberg gave enthusiastic evaluations on the restaurant’s perfect service, and tasty food. The report showed a peaceful atmosphere at the restaurant, setting it distant from the extra tacky, and touristy San Diego eatery options.

The article writer makes it clear that Bellamy offers a sophisticated, classic dining experience, unlike other tourist bandwagon city restaurants that do not care for dedicated regulars. The writer also gives details on how clients are taken care of with a lovely dining skill, with entire high-class master chefs from France.

This French recipe presented at Bellamy collects consistently glowing appraisals from other customers too, who are attracted to the restaurant by the peak signature dishes. For example, the pan-baked magret dished up in peach-onion marmalade, and the saffron pannacotta dessert served with strawberry-hibiscus consommé, warm madeleine, sugar dust, and orange zest.

The article details the intellect behind Bellamy’s cookery masterwork as Brian Bonar, the Scottish industrialist, making his name as a top restaurant initiator, and designer in San Diego. The article also talks about Brian Bonar’s Bandy Canyon Restaurant, a four-star restaurant Empire in a nearby California Ranch.

What differentiates Brian Bonar from other restaurant owners and designers is his technological background diversity and experience. As a Technical Engineer and former procurement manager-employee of IBM, Bonar has experience in management. Judging from Bonar’s successful business enterprise and diverse background history, San Diego is a City set to experience top class entrepreneurial and restaurant masterpiece.

September 28

Jose Manuel Gonzalez Talks Solutions

Jose Manuel Gonzalez is a man who is in touch with the many problems faced by his people today. He has long been active in working for the good of others. First, he was an agricultural businessman who was the leader of an agricultural committee. Second, he has been elected as the deputy senator for the state of Guarico. In this position he meets with people on a daily basis to see what he can do to make things better in Venezuela.

Jose Manuel Gonzales believes that now is a very challenging time for the people. He has lost confidence in the traditional politicians who have been espousing populist philosophies. The old economics of Chavez have failed according to him. What is needed now is for people to come together and form a consensus on how to best repair the country. It might not be possible for things to get fixed immediately so people may need to make sacrifices for future generations of Venezuelans. Jose wants to caution his countrymen to not fall for someone who gives nice speeches but hasn’t actually taken action to help the people in his community. He does not want anyone to fall for the tricks of a charismatic messiah who promises them everything.

Jose performs his deputy senator duties full time nowadays. In fact, he is engaged in meetings 7 days a week. He also participates in important committees. This is the best way he can help his people who are suffering from a food shortage. He is proud of his country and he wants to give hope to his people by working hard on addressing their concerns. This is why many people respect Jose. He puts the good of the nation above his own personal interests. He does not want to be a populist leader who is worshipped by the people as a messiah. Politics does not belong in the hands of the politicians according to Gonzales. Its because they gave rise to the populism that created bad governmental policies that ignored the real world. Now, after years of bad policies the people of his nation are paying the price.

September 28

Keith Mann – Doing Good For the Community

Dynamics Search Partners is the premier search service when it comes to finding the right talent to fill open slots in the hedge fund industry. Dynamics Search Partners began in 2001 and has set their primary focus on the hedge fund and alternative investments industries. Their mission is to find the best candidate to fill vacant slots within the industry. They work with both candidates and clients.

Keith Mann is the current CEO of Dynamics Search Partners. He has been with the company since the beginning and has been a large part of their success. Keith Mann started with the company as the Managing Director and was able to work his way up to the position of CEO. While he does a lot of good within his company, he also likes to give back to his community.

In early 2015 when a lot of negativity was directed towards police officers, especially in New York City, Keith decided to do something to boost morale and to show support for the precinct. On two separate occasions, he had lunch delivered to the entire force. Even though it was a small gesture, he did it because he feels that citizens should be helping police officers out and this was his small way of showing his support.

Keith Mann and Dynamics Search Partners have worked with Uncommon Schools since 2013. Uncommon Schools works with low-income students and teaches them and helps them in their education quest to graduate from college. Dynamics Search Partners has hosted a few fundraisers to raise money to go towards student tests within Uncommon Schools.

Dynamics Search Partners and Keith Mann are well-known on a large scale but they like to give back as well. Their influence has touched people on every level and this will continue in the future.

September 26

ClassDojo – Helping Teacher, Children And Parents Create Special Bonds

Schools have always played an integral part in developing social and moral skills of a child. However, due to the busy schedules of parents, it can often become a challenge for parents to keep in touch with the progress of their children. In fact, the concern is most visible in the early childhood years when children are learning important social and emotional skills. For most parents, the only way to interact with teachers and the school is to talk to class teachers and attend schools meetings. However, one company, ClassDojo has made it easier for parents to feel a part of the classroom even when they are away from their children. The ClassDojo suits of different programs, software and applications allow teachers and schools to share classroom moments with parents. By keeping in-touch with the class, parents feel less alienated with the school.

Interestingly, Class Dojo and School Dojo, two innovative applications from the company have been nominated for Fast Company’s 2016 Innovation by Design Awards. The prestigious award honors innovative and disruptive technologies in the business world. Already in its fifth year, the Fast Company’s program received nearly 1,700 applications from 43 countries in 11 different categories.

Monica Harvancik, designer for ClassDojo explained that teachers can share special moments from the class with a touch of a button. These special moments are shared and relayed to parents in real-time. Thus, parents can get videos, audios and pictures of the classroom helping them feel like a part of the team. She also claimed that a single picture can spark hours of discussion at homes and school communities providing parents and schools greater insight into additional opportunities. In addition, Ms. Harvancik also praised Fast Company’s initiative to recognize such endeavors as it helps teachers, children and parents build a special bond.

The winners of the award are highlighted on the company’s website at FastCoDesign.com. Similarly, ClassDojo’s achievements will also be publicized on the October issue of the popular, Fast Company magazine.

Since 2011, ClassDojo is actively designing applications that help bridge the communication gap between schools and parents. Based in California, the company is also well-known for promoting products that build social-emotional skills of school-age children. Perhaps, the success of such applications is evident by the fact that 2 in 3 American schools are already getting help from ClassDojo. In fact, these products are also available in nearly 180 countries around the world.

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