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Billy McFarland Leads the Way with Regard to Business Networking Success By Way of His Black Magnises Card

Millennials are excited about their new networking resource, invented by twenty-three Billy McFarland, which comes in the form of the highly reputed black Magnises card.

The invention is Billy’s singular idea. It combines a pay option, since it is tied to the user’s bank card or credit card, as well as discounting and easy entry into some of the city’s most enjoyable eating and social venues.

The young professional who makes use of the black Magnises card, ranges within the age category of twenty years old to thirty-five years of age–according to Billy McFarland. The professionals, using the prestigious card, within this category, originate, primarily from the areas of fashion, finance, and technology.

Persons, when carrying the card, show it at venues, where Magnises has formed business partnerships. The member is provided with a discount. Such partnerships include some of New York’s trendiest restaurants, best places to be seen–such as clubs and other venues, where libations are served, and happy hours observed; and events hosted by the company.

The Millennial wishing to make in-roads, into the city’s social and business dynamic, can do so by carrying the Magnises black card.

What makes the card, unique, too, is that it is somewhat weighty. Members embrace the preceding feature. The card is virtually impossible to lose. By its weighty feel, it is easy enough to pull out of a handbag or other area of concealment.

According to The Guardian, Billy McFarland provides a practical solution for the Millennial crowd, by way of his Magnises black card invention. It is one of today’s “must haves,” for the professional Millennial who wishes to build successful and prosperous business relationships with other Millennial professionals.

Fabletics challenges Amazon’s fashion sales

While online retail giant Amazon has seen challenges for its overall customer base in the last few years from Wal-Mart’s online presence and upstart Jet, no one has challenged their corner on the e-tailer fashion market until Kate Hudson’s Fabletics. The athleticwear company created a high value brand that has earned a $250 million piece of the online fashion pie. With Fabletics now opening bricks-and-mortar locations, too, it’s poised to take a bigger bite of pie in 2017.

 

The Strategy

Amazon sales account for 20 percent of online fashion purchases. To lure its customers requires a better price and a better experience with a comparable product. Fabletics offers this by mixing the convenience of a subscription plan with free shipping on an exclusive product. Its designs compete with Lululemon and Athleta. The discount its subscription service provides competes with Wal-Mart and Target prices. Its customer quiz provides Fabletics with data to customize each shopper’s experience.

 

“It’s just a lot easier to make people happy when you know who they are and what they want,” Fabletics general manager Gregg Throgmartin told Forbes.

 

Fabletics continues to open new bricks-and-mortar stores. The sixteen current locations in California, Florida, Illinois and Hawaii provide online shoppers with the rare opportunity to try it on before they buy it. Competitors lose money to showrooming, the practice of window shopping bricks-and-mortar stores to examine items, then buying online for a cheaper price. Fabletics provides the same price point on and offline. It also uses reverse showrooming to sell more merchandise. The company encourages online shoppers to visit its locations to try before they buy – and they do. Between 30 to 50 percent of its in-store shoppers already use the subscription service. Another 25 percent of its in-store shoppers join the subscription service.

 

Fabletics uses data to personalize its stores to the community. It combines the preferences of local members with store heat-mapping data, social media interaction data and sales activity to determine each store’s stock. Constant data updates mean constant stock updates, so the stores stay on trend and fresh.

 

The Brand

Hudson partnered with Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg in 2013 to create a women’s athleticwear line to fill a need for reasonably priced, quality workout clothing. In 2015, it introduced a men’s line.

 

The company began with a direct-to-consumer (D2C) online subscription model. The e-tailer ships internationally to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Spain, and The Netherlands.

 

In September 2015, it opened its first bricks-and-mortar store. Fabletics plans to open another 75 to 100 locations during the next few years, according to Biz Journals.

 

Big data has led to success of this little start up. Its harnessing of its customers’ favorite things and eagerness to learn how its customers use their clothing, for instance, for yoga versus running, helped it quickly build a loyal customer base.

George Soros holds private donor meeting to fight against Trump’s presidential agenda

George Soros has become one of the Democrats’ leading donors. He has given more than $25 million to Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates and causes. Following the election of Donald Trump, George Soros held a retreat with fellow liberal donors to discuss how to successfully spend their money with the hopes of blocking President Donald Trump throughout his time in office. They are also working to block President Trump’s first 100 day plan On opensocietyfoundations.org. The group includes more than a 100 members including finance moguls Tom Steyer and Donald Sussman.

Soros’ event lasted three days and featured speeches by key Democratic leaders including Representative Nancy Pelosi, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Keith Ellison. Most of the sessions were focused on winning the 2017 and 2018 elections and stopping Trump’s first 100 days plan, which they call a “terrifying assault on President Obama’s achievements.”

Soros’ three day meeting was the first major gathering of liberals since the surprising Trump victory. The meeting also comes at a time, when liberals are reassessing their political strategy, as well as the role of Soros’ Democracy Alliance.

George Soros’ liberal function comes as the Democratic Party and liberal strategists wonder how it is possible Trump pulled an upset and defeated Clinton on Election Day. The 3-day event was held by the Democracy Alliance, which was founded in 2004 by George Soros. The Democracy Alliance have had a major role in shaping the politics of the left by basing their game plan around the belief that minorities and women are becoming the “rising American electorate” which could swing election victories to the Democrats.

The President of the Democracy Alliance that a reassessment was in order because “you don’t lost an election you were supposed to win without making big mistakes.” The DA’s meeting strongly focused on protecting the pillars of Obama’s legacy including protecting Obamacare but also focused on rethinking polling and investing more in state legislative battles over policy and races.

The Democracy Alliance has given more than $500 million to a handful of groups including Media Matters, Center for American Progress and Catalist. Despite the 2016 defeat, the Democracy Alliance remains strong and is dedicated to winning in 2018 and 2020.

An Overview of Dick DeVos Work History

Dick DeVos is a businessman and entrepreneur from Michigan, and a son to one of the co-founders of Amway Corporation. I set up to check his resume and work history from the time he started his career up until now that he runs his own company.

DeVos holds a Business Administration bachelor’s degree from the Northwood University. He also attended the Harvard Business School and Executive Study Programs in Wharton Schools but did not graduate.

Amway Corporation

Dick DeVos started working at Amway Corporation in 1974 where he held a number of positions in a number of divisions like manufacturing, development, finance, sales and marketing. In 1984, he rose to the post of the vice presidents at the company together with other people who held the same positions.

During his stint, he enabled the company to open a number of new markets and increased foreign sales to a point that they surpassed the domestic sales in the company for the first time ever. I read that when Dick DeVos assumed the position of vice president in charge of foreign operation (1986), the sales outside the US were only 5% of the overall sales. By the time he left this position six years later, the sales had grown to 50% of all annual sales.

Orlando Magic

In 1991, the family of Dick DeVos acquired NBA’s Orlando Magic basketball franchise and he became its new president and CEO. He held this role for a period of three years.

Alticor/Amway Corporation

In January 1993, Dick DeVos left his positions at Orlando Magic and rejoined Amway this time as the president, having succeeded his father who was a co-founder of the corporation. He was able to expand the firm to over 50 countries and six continents.

In 2000, he oversaw a restructuring that resulted in the creation of Alticor, the new parent company of Amway and a number of other subsidiaries. This led to a number of job cuts (through early retirement and buyouts) to enable the corporation return to profitability. In August 2002, Dick retired from Alticor which reported $4.5 billion in sales.

The Windquest Group

The Windquest Group is an investment management firm that is privately held and has holdings in manufacturing, technology and other sectors. The company brought in an environmental expert as DeVos believes sustainability is not only environmental but also economical. Read more: Amway heir Dick and Betsy DeVos move into sprawling 22,000-square-foot mansion

Other Roles

DeVos has sat on the State Board of Education, being involved in a number of community initiatives.

Learn more about Dick DeVos: http://dickdevos.com/biography/

The Business of Lime Crime

Doe Deere is known to not only be a personable individual who treats every client and employee with respect, but is also known to be a savvy businesswoman who has created a product that is in high demand and that relies heavily on the feedback that is provided by the customers of her company. Doe Deere is the owner as well as the founder of Lime Crime, a makeup company that was founded in 2008. Though Doe Deere has not always been a makeup artist, she has always been a creative individual who has been dedicated to finding creative solutions and options to bring out a positive attitude.

 

Doe Deere is known for her social media presence on sites such as Instagram that showoff the models that she uses which not only wear bright and vibrant clothing, but also wear bright colored makeup that is of her own design. Doe Deere has become an influential member of the makeup industry with her bright and beautiful hues and has made people realize that they can look beautiful on the outside while feeling confident and beautiful on the inside. As the creator of bright hues, Doe Deere does not shy away from adding bright makeup to the lips, cheeks, as well as to the eyes of each of her customers.

 

The brand name of Lime Crime was created to sell a new way to wear makeup. The brand name of Lime Crime was chosen due to Doe Deere’s love of the color lime, but also for her desire to make her brand name jump out to new potential buyers. Though Doe Deere is running a successful business that continues to expand, Doe Deere often remarks that her job does not feel like a job due to the fact that she is having too much fun.

 

In recent news, Doe Deere has been recognized by Galore magazine as one of the top innovators of the makeup industry. Doe Deere stated that her company was made for her customers and that she hopes that her customers can continue to have a say with the products that she puts out in the future. Doe Deere made the business decision to have an internet-based company in order to remain close to her customers.

 

Serial Entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky’s Philanthropic Efforts and Academic Background

Eric Lefkofsky is a seasoned entrepreneur and a highly regarded chief executive with many initiatives to his name. His business ventures span several sectors of the economy, including healthcare, IT, media and investment. According to his biography appearing in 4-traders website, Eric is currently the MD of Lightbank LLC, Director at Orange Media and Point.con and more prominently the Chairman of Groupon Inc. He also serves as a Director at Lights with Innovation Group, Art Institute of Chicago, Watermelon Express Inc, Lefkofsky Family Foundation and Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital. The US born entrepreneur is the Cofounder of Groupon Inc, Echo Global Logistics Inc and InnerWorkings Inc. Eric has served as Director at Point since the mid 90’s and has been the Chairman of NASDAQ listed Groupon Inc since 2008.

Eric Lefkofsky holds about 18% equity at Groupon Inc, which is valued at $400 million and 3.6% equity at Echo Global Logistics Inc valued at $20.8 million. Outside his corporate engagements, Eric is deeply involved in philanthropy; his net worth is currently estimated to be in the region of $1.7 billion. According to Inside Philanthropy, his efforts are trained on education, healthcare, human rights, culture and medical research. Eric with his wife Liz established Lefkofsky Family Foundation (LFF) in 2006 to support various organizations operating in the US and around the world.

The educational initiative supported by Eric and Liz in Chicago supports charter schools, and offers scholarship to disadvantaged kids. As an Alumnus of the University of Michigan, Eric continues to make huge donations to support various initiatives, including a onetime $1.2 million to support the university’s health system. The other universities that have benefited from his largesse include DePaul and Northwestern University. Eric’s support for the healthcare sector targets children’s health and cancer research and treatment. Some of the illnesses taking a huge slice of the funds include Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s disease, brain tumors and cystic fibrosis. The list of organizations that have benefited include Medical Mission for Children, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

In terms of education, Eric Lefkofsky studied and graduated from Southfield-Lathrup High School in 1987, an excerpt on Wikipedia reveals. In 1991, he graduated with honors from the University of Michigan before advancing for his Juris Doctor in 1993 at the university’s law school. Eric Lefkofsky has also taught at various universities in the Greater Chicago Area. He previously taught disruptive business models at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and applied technology at DePaul University’s school of business. Eric is currently an Adjunct Professor at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where he teaches entrepreneurship and business. One of Eric’s most popular books is titled “Accelerated Disruption”, which was published by Easton Studio Press in November 2007.

Read more about Lefkofksy here.

The Manse on Marsh is Trying To Make a Difference

The Manse on Marsh is located in downtown San Luis Obispo, California. It is surrounded by a beautiful setting. They operate using the nationally recognized Assisted Living Care Planning System. The individual services for each resident including medications, meals and bathing are tailored to fit their own personal needs and circumstances. This assures that each resident only pays for the care and services that they require, They are the only assisted living care home on the Central Coast to offer this care planning system. The Manse prides itself on providing it’s residents with a more home town feel to their living arrangements. Private flats and homes are available for those that would rather have a little freedom or are table to care for themselves maybe a little more than other residents. Open dining in a restaurant quality and style setting is also available as well as different activities.

The Manse on Marsh has been recognized and rewarded for the excellent care that they provide. They received the 2015 “Caring Star” award. That is a program that recognizes excellence in service at assisted living facilities based on ratings and reviews in the senior Care Directory. In order to qualify for the award they had to make it all of 2014 without getting more than three customer service complaints, and had to of received at least one five star review during that time. The Manse on Marsh continues to provide excellent care to it’s residents, making sure that they receive everything they need to in order to feel right at home.

U.S Money Reserve-The largest distributor of gold, silver coins

Recognizing a need to combine various high-quality services, proficient expert knowledge and realizing the need for trustworthy guidance that is compulsory for when purchasing metals, The U.S Money Reserve was founded by gold market veterans. They have made themselves as the largest supplier of government issued Platinum, silver and the all expensive gold in the market. Their clients rely on the Their clients rely on the distributor for the diversification of their assets with alternative physical precious metals such as in the form of U.S. gold as well as silver coins. They have a highly skilled and uniquely trained team that includes coin researcher’s highly qualified professionals that are equipped with market knowledge and expertise to find the right products offering the highest potential for profit for their clients at every level. It surpasses the industry standards for providing a superior level of customer service, with their aim of establishing a long-term relationship with each customer. The U.S Money Reserve is located in Austin, Texas and is actively engaged in their community setting high standards.

They continue with their struggle to be the leading provider of the most exceptional U.S Government issued Gold, Silver, and Platinum Coins in the market. Through the past year, many clients have come to place their confidence in U.S Money Reserve because of their ability to help choose coins that provide the clients the highest value, and due to their wise recommendations the purchases the clients are offered end in a highest profit position. They are able to achieve this milestone because of the fact they have more than 100 highly skilled and trained knowledgeable professionals, each providing their unique professional perspectives. Their professionals are very expert and provide services such as Senior Gold Specialists who is a gold specialist with expertise and knowledge of the gold market, a customer service relation department, business support development, vault, and shipping department responsible for the transportation of valuables.

U.S Money Reserve also consists of a compliance and standards departments. The above-mentioned attributes make them one of the best companies to work providing their employees a wide range of market-based experience according to their skills and interests. All you need to do is to work hard and commit to your job and you’ll experience the success in just a few years.

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InnovaCare Introduces Three More Members to Its Management Team

InnovaCare, a popular Medicaid and Medicare Advantage provider in Puerto Rico, has made three additions to its management team. According to the Chief Executive Officer Richard Shinto, the three new leaders will work hand in hand with others to boost the company’s level of service delivery.

The three include Jonathan Meyers, Penelope Kokkinides and Mike Sortino. Jonathan will serve as the Chief Actuary Officer. Mike Sortino will be the Chief Accounting Officer while Penelope will serve as the Chief Administrator. RIck Shinto said that the company settled for the three after a comprehensive vetting that featured several factors and moral histories. He said that the three are more than qualified to propel the organization to greater heights.

Jonathan Meyers is an actuarial expert who has worked in several companies before coming InnovaCare Health. He was the Director of Actuarial Sciences at Medicare and Medicaid for BCBS. He was also one of the directors at Healthcare Partners in New York City. His vast experience in actuarial services made him a suitable candidate for the job.

Mike Sortino was the former controller at Samsung Fire & Co. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer at HCC for five years. He also reflects the highest level of experience and professionalism.

Read more: MMM Holdings, LLC once again recognized as one of Puerto Rico’s Best Employers

Penelope Kokkinides has vast experience spanning two decades in healthcare management. She is a specialist in government programs, especially Medicare and Medicaid. Penelope Kokkinides has served in several executive posts for different firms. She was once the Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Health, United Health Group, America Choice and many others. She has experience in insurance and reinsurance industries. At InnovaCare, she is mandated with the task of formulating and implementing health models associated with the company.

These changes are manifestations of InnovaCare’s dedication to providing excellent services to their customers. The company is now a leading healthcare services provider in North America. The company operates under two avenues of care. It provides Medicare and Medicaid services and control some provider networks.

InnovaCare is committed to providing quality healthcare to all through their subsidized premiums services. It is currently in partnership with other healthcare outlets such as Physician Practice Services, PMC Medicare and MMM to provide a wide variety of healthcare plans under one roof.

Learn more about InnovaCare Health: http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/bizwomen/wotm/6104172/Penelope_Kokkinides

Real Estate In New York-Town Residential

New York City has been growing its real estate business in a marvelous way in the recent years. One of the largest real estate company in New York is the Town Residential real estate company. Town Residential was established in 2010 by Andrew Heiberger who is the current Co-Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the enterprise.

Town Residential is described by many as a brokerage firm which deals with real estate, and it has majored in residential properties. Town Residential has partnered with Joseph Sitt of Thor Equities, landlord, and real estate development firm. Joseph serves as the equity partner at Town Residential. Town Residential has made a name for itself as it is considered to be developing expensive housing as well as high-end estates in New York City.

Town Residential does not only specializes in the development of properties, but it also deals with leasing, marketing as well as sells of properties both in commercial and retail. Town Residential is built on strong values that have helped them develop an exceptional standard in the real estate industry. To be able to achieve an excellent and quality performance the real estate company has a professional team that has a vast experience in the construction and the development industry. Recently the organization was recognized among the top 50 businesses in New York with the best working environment.

Recently the real estate brokerage firm signed a 15 years deal to lease an office space around the meatpacking industry. The office space will cover the Tribeca area all through to Hudson yard. Since its inception, the firm has been growing tremendously, and it will be its 10th outpost in Manhattan since it was established. The outpost will be of great benefit to the company as it will allow the company to penetrate into the neighborhood along Hudson Yard.

The primary reason why Town Residential leased the property was to be able to work efficiently as well as provide quality services and products to their customers. The Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Andrew of Town Residential, mentioned that the offices would connect the brokers and the customers. Space will also provide the agents a favorable environment to carry out their business. The Chief Executive Officer is expecting the company to grow with new space as it will also allow for more innovation as well as an active and smooth interaction between the clients and the brokers.

The Real Estate brokerage company is not only anticipating for more clients but also for larger coverage of the real estate market with the new offices. The expansion of the company will enable them to serve and supply adequately the needs of its clientele.