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Betsy DeVos: A Dedicated Reformer

Betsy DeVos has been involved in reform since her days at Calvin College. She has served on political action committees, campaigns, and party organizations for more than 30 years. Ms. DeVos was the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party for six years, and her husband, Dick DeVos, was a Republican candidate for the Governor of Michigan. She is the chairman of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation and the Windquest Group, and she is a member of numerous national and local boards. These boards include the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, Kids Hope USA, and Mars Hill Bible Church. Ms. DeVos is also the chairman of the Alliance for School Choice and the American Federation for Children.

 

Ms. DeVos and Educational Reform

Philanthropy interviewed Ms. DeVos regarding her exceptional work with educational reform and freedom of school choice. Ms. DeVos explained that she is optimistic about the progression of educational reform. She stated that 17 states and the District of Columbia offer 33 publicly funded private-choice education programs that more than 250,000 students attend. When she was asked how she got involved in educational reform, she explained that a visit to Potter’s House Christian School opened her eyes to how education should be for every student in the country. She explained that children should not be required to attend a specific school based on where they live.

 

When asked about her biggest accomplishment in educational reform, she stated it was the tax-credit scholarship program in Florida. This program has yielded the longest period of educational choice in the United States with more than 50,000 students in the state who are able to attend their school of choice. She also believes that the use of technology can benefit children who are homeschooled. When she was asked about homeschooling, she stated that it was a valid option for parents who want more control of their child’s education.

 

Mr. and Mrs. DeVos: Generous Philanthropists

Dick and Betsy DeVos are known for their generous charitable contributions. The DeVos family was ranked 24th on Forbes list of America’s Top Givers in 2015. The DeVos family has donated an estimated $1.33 billion, which is roughly one-fourth of the family’s $5.3 billion fortune. In 2015, the couple donated more than $3 million to educational causes.

 

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In the year 1972, Vinod Gupta quit his job at commodore and started his first company called Business Research Services and American Business List. He had two employees that worked part time. 13 years later almost every yellow pages book added them to their data base.

Years after working hard and utilizing his profits to grow his company, ABL had the ability to go public in 1993. The next year, ABI made seventy five million in shares and revenues. The business only got bigger and bigger, had thousands of employees in 1997 and eventually went pass 108 million. See This Page for more information.

ABL grew more and started to encircle so much more than just ordinary business directories. With the fast interior growth and gaining of several other data based marketing companies, ABL turned into infoUSA then infoGROUP and fully covered Canada and the United States of America. infoGROUP made sure all information was verified making their lists more accurate, especially in the business market where information changes rapidly as years go by. infoGROUP Was eventually bought at the price of six hundred eighty million dollars, which was valued at much less when it first opened.

Nowadays, Mr. Gupta is pretty well known in India and the United States as one of the best businessman and philanthropists. He was awarded several honorary doctorates from several universities such as Monterey Institute of international studies, and IIT u of Nebraska. He worked as a trustee for Kennedy center for performing arts and was praised by president Bill Colton.

He was accepted to work as a UD consul general to Bermuda and was voted to be the US ambassador of Fiji but couldn’t because of other business fidelity. Gupta is still involved with civic arrangements. Currently Vinod Gupta has three children and is married to a woman by the name of Laurel Gupta.

 

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Some might even say “It’s about time!” The film industry has had its own award ceremony for generations now in the Oscars, despite what has become years of dismissal by some audiences as being irrelevant to what modern audiences want. But as the media world turns, so turns the statuettes, thus the world of online podcasting has grown to call for its own award ceremony to recognize its outstanding contributors.

 

IheartRadio is launching the first Podcast Awards at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles, California. Headlining the festivities will be Charlamagne Tha God, along with other podcast and radio hosts. Charlamagne has many endeavors in the works, along with his role on The Breakfast Club, he is also the executive producer of CThaGod World LLC, and co-host of the Brilliant Idiots podcast.

 

Charlamagne Tha God is known for his grit in interviews, never shying away from the tough topics when speaking with celebrities on his various shows. Charlamagne fearlessly drives the national dialogue on issues in the hip-hop community, racism being alive and well in America, society, and politics, with his unique take on things and his provocative nature. Go Here for additional information.

 

The show is slated to feature 22 separate award categories, enough to flesh out a full evening. Twitter and Instagram followers are being invited to vote for their favorite podcast shows, with five of the categories being determined by a judge’s panel. The categories are broken into subjects, such as food or news, along with more standard award categories. And yes, even though IheartRadio is hosting the awards show, the awards are open to anyone in the industry regardless of where they hang their shingle.

 

While podcasting is still seen as the Internet equivalent of public access TV in the 1980s, an egalitarian culture with no gate-keeping, there are still several podcasters with celebrity status, such as Conan O’Brien, Rachael Maddow, and Logan Paul. For a medium which is entering its second century, it’s surprising that an official recognition of its best contributors has been so long in coming.

 

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Flavio Maluf was born into a family of means. However, it was hard work and apt skills with business, not his upbringing, that eventually brought him great success. After receiving his medical engineering degree from the Alvares Penteado Foundation, he leapt straight into business as it was something he truly aspired to pursue. As the president of retail giant Grandfood and a highly successful entrepreneur himself, he suggested that businesses are not for the faint of heart. He noted several myths that would damage the modern-day entrepreneur. Find out more about how Flavio reports on and supports the Brazilian economy at barbacenaonline.com

Working less and generating more money as an entrepreneur is unrealistic. In order to grow a business, there has to be time and effort put into it. Also, it’s believed that a considerable amount of money is necessary to bring a business from the ground up. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Mr. Flavio Maluf stated that many revolutionary companies did not stem from an inordinate amount of money. Creativity should also not be forgotten for hard work because working smart is what helps entrepreneurs truly flourish.

Derived from the Eucalyptus by name, the premise of Eucatex was born from Flavio Maluf’s grandfather and his work with sawmills. Following that, Flavio’s uncle and father started a business with wood fiber lining. Furniture and civil production is what the wood is used for; the eucalyptus wood.

About four times a week with meetings, routine factory checks and exercise is how Mr. Maluf spends his days. All of his plans bloom from forms of media with things related to his business and conversations with his staff leads to which ideas become realized.

The ever-changing landscape of technology, Mr. Maluf said, and how those services relate to companies interests the Eucatex CEO and he is always prepared to fail for success.

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Chaz Dean knows everything about hair. From a young age, he was interested in beauty and this deep love was accompanied by an interested in photography. Dean attended different photography courses and, later on, he enrolled in a cosmetology school. In this school, he got into hair cutting and coloring classes. As he got better, Dean started working in developing hairline products for a highly successful company. After this, he bought his first salon and later expanded it to Hollywood; this is where many celebrities had attended searching for Dean’s services. Besides the work he does in his salon, Dean is constantly creating products. Just recently, he dropped out his line WEN on Amazon. WEN is a special cleansing your hair concept that is the mouth of every Hollywood celebrity and non-celebrity. This line was created as a cleansing hair alternative and the main objective is to eliminate the use of normal shampoos that contain a high amount of sulfate. WEN cleansing conditioner combines five products into one: shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler, and leave-in conditioner. This cleansing conditioner contains a great blend of ingredients such as natural botanicals, herbs, and extracts that hydrate and cleanse any type of hair without the use of hard sulfates. This mixture of ingredients leaves the hair cleansed, moisturized, and healthy. Moreover, the WEN cleansing conditioners can be used every day. Dean is very proud to announce WEN products are completely safe and there are not tested on animals. Moreover, all of Dean’s products are completely manufactured in the US.

According to dictionary.com, since 2008, WEN has shipped over 40 million products all over the world and they are completely to hear about the positive experiences of their customers. Some of the reviews Dean has received about his products are along the lines of first having a frizzy hair and later changing to a red-carpet hair. Women with curly hair have said that WEN products gave them more definition to their curls and no stickiness. Moreover, clients with very long hair have affirmed that after using WEN cleansing conditioners their hair looks healthier and even happier. Still, if you purchase on eBay and try the products and you’re not happy with the results you don’t have to worry since WEN has a 60-day money back guarantee. You can learn more about Chaz Dean and WEN on their website: www.wen.com or at qvc.com. Right now, they have a Customer Service Chat in which you can ask any type of question you like.

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Due to their exponential success in the highly competitive music industry, it is easy to think that the Chainsmokers have been around for long, yet, they’ve only been in the scene for less than a decade. Ever since they made their first hit, the Chainsmokers became part and parcel of the pop era fabric, and have been taking over various musical lists with each wake

Before the bang of Chainsmokers hit song, not many people knew the duo. And even though It has been two years since they broke the internet with their hit song, Closer, the single is still among the most loved hits to date. Last year, Closer went all the way to seven-times platinum, and since then, it hasn’t been showing any signs of coming down, as it went from being seven-times platinum to ten-times platinum, thus, achieving the diamond status. To mark this achievement, the duo was awarded a mint plaque, and could not hide their excitement, and immediately posted the photos of the plaque on Instagram, thereby sharing their joy with the world.

In addition to securing the diamond certification, Closer has helped in shaping their career in a significant way. For instance, the hit song give them a ripe opportunity, and selected as the nominees of the famed Grammys award. And despite not winning the accolade, Closer has been keeping the duo at the top of various charts. The duo was the longest running artists on the Hot dance/electronic songs billboard, and also the Hot 100.

Chainsmokers are a force to reckon and every song they release becomes a hit. Other hit songs from the duo which left shivers across all entertainment halls include Somebody and the Recent Smash Hit, and Sick Boy. Their success has seen them win big financially as they now rank number two, on Forbes list of the highest paid DJ’s with a net worth of over $45.5 million.

More on the Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers is an American pop DJ duo band comprised of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The duo first came into the limelight in 2014, and after their first song “Selfie” became a top twenty hit song in multiple countries, the duo has continued to surprise the world through their creativity, and release of several other hit singles. Even though the two grew up in different locations, and in entirely different worlds, they had followed a similar path, a factor that enabled them to connect instantly when they met. It is through this strong bond that the duo continues to produce massive hits.

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Papa John’s is one of the leading pizza serving restaurants in the world, and they own more than 5,000 shops around the world. The company recently had a management change, and the board of directors decided to choose a new chief executive officer, Steve Ritchie. Being the head of the company he served for 22 years is a dream come true for Steve Ritchie. He started working for the company at the age of 21, using his communication skills to become a customer service representative. His salary back then was $6 per hour, but it never stopped him from working hard until he was noticed by the management and got his first promotion ten years later.

From a customer service representative, he became a franchise owner and operator of the brand that he served for more than a decade. By showing his leadership skills in managing the franchise, the management decided to give him the title as the company’s chief operating officer. He will be handling the position for a year before he was promoted again, this time as the company’s president. Steve Ritchie stated that he would be providing more benefits to the company’s employees around the world, numbering to more than 120,000. He said that the employees are one of the reasons why Papa John’s kept its position at the top, and the hardworking employees should be rewarded for their efforts.

Steve Ritchie Papa John’s also said that his role would include the expansion of the restaurant business, and he will be pushing for Papa John’s global development through their partner companies. He also revealed that the company would be investing in excessive marketing, to promote their business especially in areas where no Papa John’s store exists. He also plans to roll out diversity training within the company. Steve Ritchie said that he would be hiring new marketing personnel that would help them develop their presence and increase the company’s sales. Papa John’s is one of the few companies that believe in their employee’s capacity to lead. A whopping 98% of the managers working for the branches across the United States were promoted from being a crew. Steve Ritchie’s promotion as the company’s CEO makes it possible for the employees on the bottom rank to dream of climbing the corporate ladder.

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Alastair Borthwick was a journalist, author, junior officer, radio broadcaster, and television broadcaster who lived from February 17, 1913, to September 25, 2003. Leaving school when he was 16, he was hired by a local newspaper, the Glasgow Herald. Before long he was writing regular columns for this newspaper and one of them, Open Air, became very popular in that city. This column was popular because he used humor to share the new outdoor rages of the time which were rock climbing and hillwalking. First popular with upper class people, his writing introduced these activities to the working class who also then decided to join in.

In 1935 he briefly lived in London. He was hired by the Daily Mirror as a journalist and this was a really big step up from the Glasgow Herald. However, Alastair Borthwick really didn’t like living in London and longed to return home. After a year he was able to return to Glasgow as he had picked up a job there as a BBC radio correspondent.

His first book, “Always a Little Further“, was published in 1939. Most of the chapters were from his older Open Air columns but he had new ones as well. The publishers of this book, Fabers, didn’t know if they wanted to publish it as it was about a wealthy man’s sport which wasn’t really their thing. A director of this publisher, T.S. Eliot, insisted the book be released, though. As it turns out he was right and the book has never been out of print since it was released, It is regarded as one of Scotland’s best books about the outdoors.

After serving in World War II he returned home to Scotland. His family lived in Jura for twelve years, a brief period of time in Islay, and then moved back to Glasgow in 1951. He had been asked to contribute to the 1951 Festival of Britain was the reason for this. Alastair Borthwick spent his remaining working years as a television correspondent for Grampian TV. During this period, he recorded 150 half-hour long episodes which covered many topics he was interested in.

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Brief history.

When Shiraz Boghani migrated to the United Kingdom in 1969, he was set on an accounting career. He worked for an international professional firm that offered financial advice, tax and auditing services, as an accountant. Some years later, he co-founded the Sussex health care, New England health care that provides specialist care services for the elderly and special cases of physical or learning disabilities. In 1986,Shiraz Boghani founded what would later make him a renowned Hotelier, the Splendid Hospitality group. The Splendid Group is a network of hotels that cater for all. From high-end luxury hotels to budget-friendly hotels in the UK. Here are some of the hotels that are under the Splendid group umbrella, the Conrad London, the York, the New Ellington, and Mercure Bristol. He is also the founder and chairman of Sojourn Hotels LLP.

Awards and recognition. For more information connect with Shiraz Boghani on Twitter.

Due to exceptional leadership and entrepreneurial skills, both Sussex health care and a Splendid group have enjoyed immense success over the year. While, Sussex health Care increased its units and beds and earned the ISO 9000:2000 standards, the later was considered in 2016 Asian Business Awards. Even with his 30 years experience career exhibits, Shiraz Boghani, believes in giving back to the community.

Philanthropy.

Shiraz Boghani has funded and participated in a number of charities. He is not only a vocal supporter of a nonprofit development organization, the Aga Khan foundation but a member of the Ismaili community’s national council.

The reason behind Shiraz Boghani’s success.

He has won a number of awards due to his passion and dedication to providing quality products and services to consumers. In his businesses, Shiraz Boghani priorities the consumers’ safety and reliability. The executive is known for his shrewdness in Business and leadership within his own organization as was illustrated by Stuart Bailey, CEO Splendid Groups, during the Asian Business Award ceremony of 2016.

Notably, Boghani manages his own trading hotels, about 19 of them in the United Kingdom utilizing his skills as a chartered accountant. He is also the chairman of Splendid Hospitality Groups and with his skills and commitment, the organization continues to be prosperous.

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When talking of the most successful investment firms around the world, you cannot fail to mention Fortress Investment Group. Many customers love the company because they always get the best services from professionals who are experienced and are willing to offer excellent services to their customers. The company has a group of leaders who understand the market, and they come up with strategies that are significant for the growth of the company. The team of strategists is conversant with the market because they have been working in the financial industry with several organizations. That is how they have acquired the experience needed to run a large organization like Fortress Investment Group.

The firm has been offering various services like credit, private equity and liquid markets. It has so far attracted over two thousand willing investors in the world. Making the right investment decisions is not easy and requires one to have the knowledge and experience needed. That is why it is essential for potential investors to consider the services of an experienced and reputable company like Fortress Investment Group. Fortress Investment Group is a company that is reputable because it has been offering the most reliable services since it started. When you invest in the company, you will be amazed by its reliability and transparency. They are transparent because they want their customers to understand what is happening. To know more about the company click here.

Fortress Investment Group has diversified its services and has also been offering consultation services to customers. For example, when it comes to carrying out various transactions, it can be a challenging experience for some organizations. In such a case, it is essential to incorporate a competent organization that can help in completing the complicated process. Fortress Investment has been working with the best employees. They always hire those who have excellent credentials and are experienced because they want their customers to continue getting the services they deserve. The primary goal is to ensure that customers are satisfied with the kind of services they get. The competent employees have been delivering their best services and customers have been happy. That is why many of them have been referring others to get the same services.

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