Spark Tank Announces Its Second Winner

In the year of 2016, the businessman Marc Sparks and Lynne Sipiora introduced to the media their newest idea, the Spark Tank, a way of giving grants and charitable donations, usually of $5,000, to non-profitable organizations. They do it through a system where organizations can apply to receive grants and then they choose the next winners of the program.

 

 

In August of 2016, they announced the 2nd winner, Mommies in Need, an organization that offers nannies to families where there is the case of a health emergency. These families are the ones that desperately need childcare services but cannot afford one. The program donated to them a grant that will help them be able to provide more nannies and help more families raise their kids safely while also allowing them to invest their money in providing other essential things to their children.

 

 

With the grant, Mommies in Need is already utilizing the invested money to find a bilingual nanny for families that do not speak English, as well as a childcare specialist that has experience and knowledge to take care of children with special needs.

 

 

Spark Tank has some rules on who can apply to receive the donation. The organization must be a 501c3 one, and they have to be operating for at least two years and have a cause with no means of profit. They have a surveying team that listens to the purpose of these organizations (they have a total of 10 minutes to explain their goals!), and then the team asks a few more questions to see if they think the organization is going to be the next one to receive the donation. After all, the group has limited earnings, so they want to help the organizations that have the most important goals and those where Spark Tank can notice an immediate result after the funding.

 

 

Marc Spark, one of the minds behind this idea of financing non-profit organizations, speaks about how he wanted to mainly show the representatives of these agencies how their initial presentation is crucial to making their cause stand out. It’s not all just about having a noble goal, but “they also have to know how to tell the story and ask for the donation” he said.

 

 

One of the biggest achievements of Marc and Lynne is how they were able to grow a small homeless shelter, The Samaritan Inn, to a $3,000,000 organization that houses and feeds over 200 people every day. The program has a lot of potentials, but they need to know how to ask for the grants – Marc says.

 

 

Marc Sparks has more to his past than a philanthropical figure that wants to help other organizations assist their communities. He was a businessman that began and founded many successful companies during his days as an entrepreneur. The man has books were written and interviews about how to be successful and achieve your dreams.

 

 

 

How Jason Halpern is Growing His Real Estate Business

Real Estate business has been experiencing a bitter-sweet growth in the U.S. The markets and economic factors have played a hand in this growth. After the worldwide financial crisis in 2008, many companies and real estate investors experienced a record-low in sales volume.

Jason Halpern: Property Developer

However, that wasn’t the case for Jason Halpern and his company JMH Development. With proper investments in place and emergency financial recovery plans to handle such a financial shake-down, they were able to survive the crisis and remain in business. Even though their sales volume wasn’t anywhere near impressive, they didn’t lose much of the market.

Aloft Property: Jason’s Dream

Jason Halpern comes from the third generation of a family that has been in real estate business with an impressive 50 years track record of developing residential and commercial properties in New York City. He is the founder and serves as the Managing Partner of JMH Development.

His vision and forward thinking has greatly contributed to the growth of JMH Development and enabled it to acquire and build some of the most innovative properties in New York. His unique development expertise combined with his experience has allowed him to develop in historic districts as well as some of the historic buildings.

Jason Halpern: with Production

Through his leadership, Halpern has steered his company in developing thousands of square feet in New York and Miami Beach. He has collaborated with other real estate development companies in multi-million dollar deals, such as the Aloft South Beach that was developed by his company and Madden Real Estate Ventures.

Jason Halpern with Model, Milana and Richard

Other than being engaged in real estate business, he also allocates a portion of his time into philanthropic activities. In 2015, JMH Development partnered with Charity: Water where JMH Development donated $20,000 for every contract that was signed in the development of the “Three Hundred Collins.” The initiative was to fund water projects in Nepal and Ethiopia where more than 650 people stood to benefit from the water.

Tammy Mazzocco’s Journey to Becoming an Excellent Real Estate Agent

Tammy Mazzocco is a leading realtor and sales agent in Columbus, Ohio who is very passionate about his job. She is currently working at ReMax and is a team member of the Judy Gand & Associates. Tammy’s specializes on Buyer’s Agents and Listing Agents. She is an excellent realtor with a thorough understanding of her duties thanks to the experience that she has gathered for more than twenty years that she has worked as a licensed real estate agent.

Tammy’s Work Experience

Tammy Mazzocco started her real estate profession as a secretary at a commercial real estate firm known as The Edwards Realty Company. She worked with a team of nine commercial realtors under the great leadership of Mile Zelnik. Tammy spent seven years at Scotland Yard Condominiums inc. During this period she was licensed to become a real estate agent in 1995 at the recommendation of the general manager of Scotland Yard, Ken Cook of Cook Realty. Mr. Cook played a great role in teaching and encouraging Tammy in her early real estate profession. Check out her website tammymazzocco.com for details.

Tammy left Scotland Yard and became a multi-site property manager at T&R Properties. She was in charge of an office warehouse complex and two apartment complexes. During summer in 1998, Tammy became a certified personal assistant in the Victorian Village section of Columbus for Joe Armeni, a top RE/MAX producer. Seeing the daily operations of a top successful realtor and developer while working with Joe made Tammy Mazzocco to pursue real estate as a full-time profession in 1999. In 2000, she joined the Judy Gang & Associates in Pickerington. Since then, Judy Gang has mentored and greatly inspired Tammy. Currently, Tammy sells residential properties in Fairfield, Franklin, Delaware, and Licking Counties in Central Ohio.

The Secret to Her Success

Tammy brings ideas to life through brainstorming, researching, and coming up with a business plan to test the achievability of the idea. To become successful in what she does, she sets goals and breaks them down into daily, weekly, and monthly action steps. She offers customer service which makes her get repeat business and many referrals. See more: https://about.me/tammy-mazzocco

How She Embraces Technology in Her Work

Tammy has adopted modern technology in her work, and through a video call, she can show you the property you want to purchase. The trend of video calling excites her because she can easily close a sale through face to face appointment with a client than over a phone call. She also uses other software that assists her to keep in contact with her clients, more details can be found on her Crunchbase profile.

Tammy is a skilled and experienced realtor best at closing sales. She focuses on what is best for the client and values each and every one of her clients. Other than real estate, Tammy is interested in sales, entrepreneurship, and health. Contact her today to get the best properties in Columbus, Ohio.

Check out her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tammy-mazzocco-17897113a/

Allowing Consumers To Taste Wine Before Buying Results In More Sales

For the Traveling Vineyard, using independent representatives, called Wine Guides, to market their wines is the ideal business concept. Although the company produces excellent, award-winning wines at affordable prices, consumers will not know how much they will enjoy the wine unless they taste it first.

Typically, a store selling wine will not allow customers to taste wines in the $14 to $25 price range, however, the Traveling Vineyard’s representatives hold in-home wine tastings so that consumers will discover that their wines are as remarkable as the experts at the World Wine Championship in Chicago claim.

Wine Guides have their own home business where they arrange with hosts to come to their home at hold a free wine tasting for the host’s friends. Guests taste five exclusive wines, socialize, learn about sommology and discover how to appreciate wine like an expert. Individuals interested in becoming a Wine Guide for the Traveling Vineyard receive training, so that they can expertly lead a wine tasting, prior knowledge is not required.

A typical Traveling Vineyard Wine Guide is someone who wants to earn extra cash working evenings and weekends, while setting their own hours and building a business for themselves. While Wine Guides, as they gain experience, turn the opportunity into a full-time career, others are content to supplement their household income. As a home-based business, working with the Traveling Vineyard has multiple benefits, including low startup costs, no inventory to stock, a ready-made website and complete training. As guides discover, promoting the Traveling Vineyard’s exclusive wines is effortless compared to selling plastic storage containers or cosmetics because wine is a consumable product that makes the perfect gift.

The Traveling Vineyard’s social media accounts explain the opportunity in detail through videos and stories from Wine Guides.

Chapstick No Longer Top Lip Balm

Chapstick is no longer the best-selling lip balm on the market. Two brands have taken over the top two spots, leaving this well-known brand in spot number three. EOS, short for Evolution of Smooth, currently holds the number two slot for best lip balm brand. The best lip balm brand title goes to Burt’s Bees, although EOS is a close second.

Many people wonder how a brand like EOS lip balm could come in a knock Chapstick down a notch, especially considering the brand has a history spanning over 100 years, https://www.fastcompany.com/3063333/startup-report/the-untold-story-of-how-lip-balm-upstart-eos-outdid-chapstick. But for many others, it isn’t a big surprise that EOS came in and dominated the lip balm industry. Chapstick became bland and boring, and offered no life or energy. Facebook trendsetting wasn’t a term familiar with the brand, so it seemed since they offered limited flavors in their additive-created product.

EOS provided consumers with a trend-setting package and design that was fun to use and fun to carry. They stepped out of the norm and offered their lip balm in fun flavors. And, instead of relying on manufactured ingredients, EOS focused on natural, organic ingredients in their lip balm. These factors, and the low cost of about $3 per orb on Target, put EOS on the map and in seven years, they became a household name that women wanted for their lips.

 

Stock Trading Is A Lucrative Venture

If you have been researching business opportunities, investment options or investment advisers and are now ready to get started building wealth, you may be wondering who to rely on for quality advice or information.

Jim Hunt and his popular firm, VTA Publications have the top quality information products that you need to reach your goal.

Jim has earned a great reputation in the industry and is one of the top rated entrepreneurs out there. He is an expert in stock trading and has amassed huge sums of money and wealth for himself.

Many people consider stock trading as the perfect way to financial independence at http://www.streetwisenews.com/bankcodes/. With the advent of Internet and the introduction of stock trading, thousands of people got attracted to the industry because trading from your computer is fast, and convenient.

Trading stocks is a highly profitable endeavor that can help you achieve financial independence and enjoy a better lifestyle. While stock trading certainly offers lifestyle flexibility and in fact huge returns on investment on YouTube, it is advisable to take steps to minimize risks.

Because trading is an easy venture to get into, newbies often have the impression that they can start without investing in their education.

If you are thinking about trading stocks, it is extremely important that you acquire the necessary knowledge and skills. There is learning and skill development involved, and you need to invest some time and effort. That’s where Jim Hunt and his company, VTA Publications can be of great help.

Jim provides resources and mindset training tutorial to enable people to properly get equipped with what they need to achieve success. Like any business, there are risks involved and by preparing and taking the right steps you can improve your chances for success.

Stock trading information resources like VTA Publications and Jim’s books and courses can provide people with a lot of valuable information, secrets and tips pertaining to success, investing and stock trading. From Jim’s course, Wealth Wave, and his business startup guides and training on vtapublications.co.uk to stock picks and self-help books that can help you build a positive mental attitude, Jim Hunt gives you the knowledge to reach your dream of financial freedom.

Blogger Investigates Claims of Wen by Chaz Dean

Emily McClure is a popular Facebook blogger with a substantial following. She blogs about hair and fashion tips, how to be happy and healthy while competing in this style-conscious world. She recently contributed an in-depth article to Bustle.com on a popular and controversial hair care product, Wen by Chaz Dean. The product is a purported all-in-one shampoo and conditioner, and it cleans the hair of residues and leaves it ready and able to be fashionably styled. While the product promises a great deal, the price tag reflects its claims by costing about double the costs of comparable products on the market. Certain hair-care products, usually sold at salons, are priced above other products, but customers of the salons feel that these may be of a higher quality than other products.

McClure decided to investigate. She followed the recommended directions on the bottle of Wen by Chaz Dean for use and compiled the results in a written and photographed essay. We follow her through the entire week that she used the product. She naturally and self-consciously presents herself as the hair model, and we watch her undergo the transition beginning with a photo of her returning exhausted from a business trip with unmanageable and dirty hair to the final photo in the series after the seventh day. Read and see the full seven day in-depth study here: Bustle

McClure reports that at the end of the seven-day trial her hair seemed more manageable and that the results were more or less positive, but she ends the discourse by suggesting that anyone interested in the product try it for themselves. For pricing and details of the product visit the WEN.com website. More information and reviews of the product are also available on Amazon.

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Review Of George Soros’s Developments And Philanthropy

George Soros is an 86-year-old fund manager. He is based in New York. His immense political influence and wealth have placed him among the most powerful individuals on earth. George Soros made his fortune of $13 billion from hedge funds. George Soros also made another $25 billion in investor AUM through his firm, Soros Fund Management. In 2016, George ranked position 19 on Forbes 400, number 23 on Forbes Billionaires and tenth among the Highest Earning Hedge-Fund Managers by Forbes. Soros is a traditional political supporter who channels his wealth to Democratic Party and causes such as immigration reforms, justice reform, religious tolerance and Black Lives Matter. Through his organization, the Open Society Foundation, he has dispensed over $5 billion to numerous organizations that advocate for open societies. This information was originally mentioned on Forbes.

Born in 1930 in Budapest, Hungary, George Soros grew up during the Nazi reign where they were forced to conceal their Jewish heritage and forge Christian identification for safety on Investopedia. George flew to England in 1947. Here, he enrolled at the London School of Economics. He had the opportunity of associating with Karl Popper, the Viennese-born philosopher whose book “The Open Society and Its Enemies” gave George the idea of Open Society Foundation. He graduated from the institution in 1952. George started his career at the London Brokerage Company Singer and Friedlander, where he gained extensive experience in international arbitrage. Later, he moved to New York where he joined Wall Street as a stock trader. George Soros plan was to stay at New York for five years and save $500,000 before returning to Europe. However, this situation changed when he secured a job at the Investment Bank Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Inc. as a portfolio manager.

While working for Bleichroeder, he established the “Double Eagle Fund” with a capital of $4 million, including his own $250,000. Four years later, Soros partnered with his assistant, Jim Rogers, to form Soros Fund Management, a private partnership. By 1985, the entity was worth over $1 billion. In 1979, George started engaging in philanthropic activities through the Open Society Foundation. Over the years, he has supported many organizations on project-syndicate.org. Some of them are The Arab American Institute impugns, The National Council of La Raza charges, The Center for Community Change, Healthcare for America Now and Alliance for Justice among many others. As a political donor, Soros has supported candidates like Joe Bidden, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Joe Sestak and Ken Salazar among others. He has also channeled his money to Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the National Committee Services Corporation. After the 9/11 terrorist attack, Soros started engaging in active American Politics. He viewed this as an opportunity to rethink and reshape America.

OSI Group Continues To Expand

OSI Group started out like many others back in the early 1900’s; 1909 to be exact. WOW! What a story. Otto Kolschowsky started it as a Family meat market. In 1917 he expanded into the wholesale meat trade and when McDonald’s opened their first store; who did they choose to be their supplier of beef patties? Non other that Otto and Sons which is what OSI was known as in those days. Supplying beef patties to local McDonald’s stores became their main business and as McDonald’s grew so did Otto and Sons. They became one of four McDonald’s meat suppliers world wide.

OSI Group has grown into an American Privately held International supplier of custom foods and has become one of the top food companies around the world. They service the retail food service industries with their headquarters in the heartland of America, Aurora, Illinois. In 2011 Forbes listed it as America’s 136th largest private company. Fast forwarding to 2016, OSI Group was number 58 on the list of Forbes largest private companies at $6.1 billion with 65 facilities in 17 different countries around the world. OSI Group recently won the 2016 Globe of Honour from the British Safety Council. This didn’t happen by accident. OSI Group takes food safety very seriously along with growing their company in an environmentally sensitive way to become a leader in their industry. They have also been recognized for other achievements over the years including awards for management of health and safety risks and for environmental management.

OSI is one of America’s top 100 food companies because of its commitment to food safety but also because of its 20,000 dedicated employees who all share a passion and commitment to help OSI succeed. They deserve much of the credit for the companies great success. Their employees strive on delivering service and solutions to OSI Group’s large and diverse customer base around the globe. Their employees are encouraged to always be on the lookout for ways to improve every aspect of their job. OSI is always searching for individuals who thrive on thinking out of the box, with the ability to solve complex problems. These types of individuals can enjoy a long and very rewarding career with OSI.

Currently OSI offers custom food processing for foods that include meats, fish, vegetables, fruits and other proteins for their customers very unique demands. With the purchase of a 200,000 square foot food processing facility in Chicago, Illinois, previously owned by Tyson Foods, OSI will have additional resources to support their continuing growth. OSI Group’s constant search for opportunities for expansion and their recent acquisition of Flagship Europe, will strengthen their position in the European market as well as increasing their opportunities for the future. Flagship Europe is a supplier to the UK food service industry and has an extensive range of quality products. Another move that will also compliment OSI in the European markets is its recent acquisition of a controlling interest in Baho Food, a Dutch company involved in the manufacture of food items for the food service industry. When the merger of the control approval is completed it will strengthen their position in Europe almost instantly. Both of these companies will compliment OSI Group’s already strong position in food processing and will help strengthen their ability to serve their customers and support future long term growth.

OSI Group will continue to explore new opportunities around the world to strengthen and grow their business.

George Soros; The Greatest Investor & Philanthropist

Personal profile

George Soros was born in Hungary in the year 1947. He fled the country during the Nazi-occupation from England. He joined the London school of economics and obtained certification and worked at a local investment bank in London. George Soros immigrated to the United States in the year 1956 and held the positions of an analyst and investment managers in three investment firms located in the New York City.

In 1973, George Soros decided to start his venture and founded the great hedge fund called Soros Fund Management which is now the well renounced Quantum Fund. For more than twenty years, he had successfully and aggressively run his fund and earned himself more than thirty percent profit every year. On two occasions he was reported to have earned himself more than one hundred percent profit on Time.

He gave up the day to day management of the vast quantum fund in the year 1980 as one of the worlds’ richest people. George Soros then became a philanthropist and donated vast amounts of money through his founded Open Source Foundations. In the past years, Soros has decided to venture into political activism. He has extensively lectured and written on the United States role in issues that deal with human rights, education and political freedom as well as world affairs.

When the University of Oxford offered George Soros an honorary degree and answered the question, he was asked how he wanted to be described, and he said that he would like to be called a philosophical speculator, philanthropist, and financial speculator t http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros. This is the overall summation of George Soros, and the adjectival phrase is very fortunate can be added to this description.

Investment Style

Soros was a genius in translating the harsh economic climate into high leverage for generating substance. As a speculator, he was a short term investor and made enormous bets towards the direction of the economic market on Biography. He believed that this market could be chaotic. Currencies and security prices depend on the traders and the human beings involved in the markets and both the non-professional and professional who sell and buy the assets. These people act on emotions and not based on the logical considerations. For further reading, please visit Investopedia.

Soros Plan

The EU must accept the responsibility that they lack a common refugee policy and that has transformed from the growing number of refugees to a political crisis to a manageable problem. Every member of the state is focusing selfish interests and not the interest of others. The panic among the refugees and the public has been precipitated. The refugees are the worst victims.

A comprehensive plan is what the EU needs for it to respond vividly to the crisis. The plan is one that reasserts legal authority over the asylum seekers flows to take place in an orderly, safe, and a pace reflecting the capacity of Europe to absorb the refugees. For the plan to be comprehensive enough, it must extend beyond the borders of Europe. For further reading, please visit MarketWatch.