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30 May 2019

Dick DeVos is the Co-Founder of a West Michigan Charter School  0

For years, Dick DeVos watched as Michigan was torn apart about economic strife. Many of the cities, including Detroit, have been unable to recover, even with a number of new objectives to clean up the city and rebuild. In DeVos’ hometown, he saw the same thing happening and wanted to help the business leaders maintain their businesses in downtown.

 

He started to work with a group of business leaders known as Grand Action. Together, this group would be responsible for the building of a sports arena, convention center, and performance hall. DeVos would contribute the performance hall and convention, but he was guiding many other projects at the time as well. In the 1990s, he wanted to affect bigger change in the city and rapidly grow the metropolis in West Michigan. This meant also looking towards the airport nearby.

 

While Grand Rapids had always had an airport since the early 1900s, there had been very little updates to the airport since that time. He wanted to work with the airlines and CEO at the airport to see if they could bring in more traffic. The first step was adding new destinations.

 

DeVos organized with the CEO of AirTran Airways, and after one call, he arranged to have new flights added to the airport location. This would include four locations that were popular business and international locations, such as Orlando and Vegas. These were also locations for some of the biggest conventions and business conferences. DeVos wanted to capture the business traveler audience.

 

Now that DeVos has been working with the FAA, he has been trying to help the airport expand. After just two decades, the airport has completely transformed into an international airport with a business center, large food court, and technological upgrades. The airport has even one awards and continues to be the number one airport for business travelers in Michigan.

 

DeVos has a lot of influence in West Michigan. As a member of the Republican Party, he has also supported his wife, who is the newly elected 11th US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. It has been difficult for DeVos to grow politically, as he was not successful in his run for governor in 2006. However, he continues to work with the FAA and help the agency with plans to renovate many airports across the country.

 

President Trump made a challenge to airports “to do better” than foreign airports, which seem to have more technology and convenience than America’s older airports. DeVos will continue to work with the Grand Rapids Airport and contribute to the discussions with the FAA as part of the Management Advisory Council. He joined in September 2017 and continues to meet with the council every quarter.

 

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30 May 2019

The Business and Management Team: Meet Lincolnshire Management  0

There is a private equity firm that is getting a lot of attention. Recently, Lincolnshire Management has been assisting business owners with producing their own portfolios. The portfolios help those in business realize what type of goals and objectives they are trying to reach. In some instances, they have a certain amount of time to work on their projects. They have to meet the deadlines before they lose a contract with another company. That can place a lot of stress on the leadership directors.

 

Lincolnshire Management assists with their clients with those goals along with working on their own company goals. For instance, Lincolnshire Management decided to sell a part of their company. They had first decided to invest into Holley Performance Products. As it turns out, Holley Performance Products are the largest manufacturer of automotive brands. These types of brands are stable for that particular business and industry. Although Lincolnshire Management sold Holley Performance Products, the company has still maintained its number one spot in the automotive industry. Lincolnshire Management has a great reputation for giving all business owners a chance to work with them.

 

Lincolnshire Management was founded in 1986 by Steven Kumble and Frank Wright. After years of working in the business and loan industry, the company was able to capitalize on making close to $2 billion dollars. The company produced many different types of private equity funds during the course of striving for the best. With 55 investments, the company has chosen to invest into Riddell, Prince Sports, and American Coach Lines. These investments have secured the company. As a result, the two founders decided to choose another CEO. Today, the company is ran by T.J. Maloney. As the CEO continues to recruit the best candidates for business transactions, Lincolnshire Management will still continue to invest and sell in the lane of business and equity. In reality, Lincolnshire Management has put in a tremendous amount of work in order to complete contracts or agreements.

 

Lately, the company managed to sell National Pens and rack in $218 million dollars in profit. National Pen is known for manufacturing writing instruments and selling those at bulk to other businesses. The New York based company will have other future investments take place. As long as the team that T.J. Maloney has place together stays together, there is no stopping this private equity company. In fact, Lincolnshire Management is becoming a household name to those who are in the business industry. With that in mind, there are plenty of negotiations that can take place because of Lincolnshire Management.

Read about the sale of National Pens in details here https://www.pehub.com/2017/01/lincolnshire-management-sells-national-pen-for-about-218-mln/.

 

26 May 2019

JD.Com Working With Global Wine Producers To Offer Amazing Selection To Customers  0

Millions of people in China love a good glass of wine. Analysis of “big data” gathered by the China’s e-commerce giant, JD.Com, also found that people here vastly prefer to buy wines produced in other countries. Seeing opportunity and a win-win situation, JD.Com has been building a network that imports the finest wines from around the world so that people across China can have an amazing selection.

JD.Com, also known as Jingdong, recently formed a partnership with the Hungarian state-invested brand, Grand Tokaj. This venerable firm produces a unique kind of sweet wine grown in the Hungarian centuries-old Tokaj-Hegyalja Wine Region. The Grand Tokaj winery uses a formulation that dates to 1630 to create a wine unlike any other in the world.

In a recent initial offering, Grand Tokaj put 1,000 bottles of its signature product, Tokaji Aszú, on its JD platform. Those 1,000 bottles were sold out in just 10 hours! Even more exciting for the Hungarian firm, some 400,000 JD users followed the company in the Jingdong site. That bodes extremely well for future sales.

JD.Com has 300 million daily active users. Wine makers around the world are eager to tap into the selling expertise of the JD e-commerce team. They have mastered a data-drive “cold logistics” system with an unequaled ability to create the perfect match between a target customer with a product they are highly likely to buy.

A prime example of this when JD-Com used its data to determine that there was a specific demand for cognac sold in a smaller bottle. Jingdon teamed up with the Rémy Cointreau Group of France to produce and offer cognac in small bottles. It was rolled out during JD’s 2017 Singles’ Day Shopping Festival. Sales were enormous. Furthermore, the specially designed small-bottle cognac became Rémy Cointreau Group’s bestselling item through 2018.

Sales of alcoholic products are a fast-growing trend in China. Movement of this class of product has increased by a factor of 10 in recent years. Today Jingdong is working with wine makers from 50 nations to bring an unparalleled selection to its millions of customers.

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09 May 2019

Grace Farms Offers Variety Of Nature-Engaging Activities  0

Sharon Prince is currently the President and the Chair of the Grace Farms Foundation, a foundation that aims to provide a place for people to reconnect to nature. Since then, the foundation that she created has been known for its beautiful sceneries and help in the restoration of nature and its inhabitants.

One of the activities that Grace Farms offers is the seasonal bounties and the exploration of different walking trails. Visitors can participate in catch-and-release fishing and enjoy a peaceful time under the sun. Each program is created for individuals from all the walks of life. During summer, there are a lot of activities that take place under the sun, such as casual pick-up games. During the fall, the area is known to give a great view of warm golds, vivid oranges, and rustic reds. Also in fall, the activity called Fall Foliage Tours is held, which shows the changes experienced by 1,000 trees of Grace Farms during the season.

Grace Farms also offers different ways to biodiversity and ecological appreciation. It is one of the foundation’s goals to bring back and enrich the habitat of indigenous wildlife. In addition, the restoration of native meadows which are habitats of native wildlife is now nurturing the overall environment of the pace. As of now, the Grace Farms already restored 70% of the areas which are formerly native meadows. Over 80 species of birds, native bees, an butterflies have reinvigorated the area.

As of now, there are 40 species of birds that are enjoying their new found home in Grace Farms. In addition, the emergence of the Kestral Falcons, which are previously treated as endangered species, is a sign that the restoration efforts of the company have been so far successful. This open space can be shared with different kind of people that wants to enjoy nature.

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07 May 2019

Isabel Dos Santos Is Staying In Portugal For Long-Term Investment  0

 


Isabel Dos Santos, who is one of the richest businesswomen in Africa, plans to say in Portugal for her investments in the country, according to her Portugal “right-hand man” Mario Leida da Silva. The Angolan businesswoman, who is also known as one of the shareholders of Unitel, plans to invest and create long-term stability, da Silva added.

 

Mario Leida da Silva, the business manager of Isabel Dos Santos in Portugal dismissed any scenario which suggests that the Angolan businesswoman will be leaving Galp Energia and EFACEC Power Solutions. Speaking in Negócios, Da Silva further added that Dos Santos and her investments show a long-term perspective. Da Silva also reassured that Dos Santos and her investments are looking at the long-term direction in which their main goal is to create stability, value, as well as jobs for qualified people. The interview Negócios happened last February 7, Thursday, at the end of European Commissioner Carlos Moedas visit to EFACEC. More information at msn.com

 

Da Silva also declined to answer about ENDE (Empresa Nacional de Distribucao de Electricidad) and its departure from the EPACEC, as per the request of Angola’s president. He asked for the question to be asked to the ENDE. Isabel Dos Santos is currently the one who controls the company Winterfell, in which ENDE has 15% share, as well as holdings for about 75% of EFACEC’s capital. Da Silva, who is also the chairman of EFACEC and the representative of Winterfell also revealed Negócios that shareholders are satisfied by the company’s success.

 

Isabel Dos Santos started working at EFACEC at the end of 2015 when the company has over 90 million Euros of losses. Dos Santos managed to make the company achieve a comeback. In 2017, the company was recorded at 431.7 million Euros. Their performance last year will be revealed this month, according to CEO Angelo Ramalho.

 

Known as one of the most influential Angolan entrepreneurs, and one of the most influential women in Africa, Isabel Dos Santos has seen success in different fields. She held a lot of management-level positions during her career that spans in 20 years and counting. Dos Santos has experience in working with industries including finance and energy. Visit: https://www.msn.com/pt-pt/noticias/africa/nova-era-das-rela%C3%A7%C3%B5es-angola-r%C3%BAssia-a-influ%C3%AAncia-de-isabel-dos-santos-perde-espa%C3%A7o/ar-BBVCMd9

 

04 May 2019

Marc Beer And His New Role Of Chairman Of The Board At LumeN XT  0

The Boston-based surgical device company LumeN XT announced at the beginning of April the addition of Marc Beer to the company’s team, with him taking on the role of LumeNXT’s Chairman of the Board. Beer brings to the table more than 25 years of experience in areas of development and commercialization in the field of pharmaceuticals, devices, biotechnology, and diagnostics.

 

About LumeN XT And Its Illumination Platform

 

LumeN XT is a private company, considered to be a pioneer when it comes to the use of intracavity LED (light emitting diode) illumination. The company focuses on the development of surgical illumination product line in order to help with surgeries that are minimally invasive. LumeNXT’s illumination platform is used as a heat reduction mechanism designed to provide various advantages, such as improved surgical precision, increased workflow efficiency and improved safety via enhanced visualization. Surgeons who are using targeted illumination have pointed out that the, when compared to traditional techniques, the technology enhances flexibility, precision, and visualization.

 

Taking On The Role Of Chairman of the Board

 

The seasoned pharmaceuticals executive talked about his new role of Chairman of the Board and about the company in general. Beer stated this pride in working with ELemeNT’s group of surgeon and engineers, describing them as being accomplished and dedicated. He also noted that they are responsible with advancing the field of surgical illumination by using LumeNXT’s technology towards safely performing surgeries. In addition, he believes that the importance of the company’s platform will increase once more surgeries will be performed featuring minimally invasive approaches.

 

Paul Rhyne, the co-founder of LumeN XT also talked about the new addition to the team, noting that Beer has had high levels of success in working with multiple startup companies, and that his experience is highly valued at LumeN XT.

 

About Marc Beer

 

Besides his new role of Chairman of the Board at LumeN XT, Marc Beer also dedicates time to his own company, Renovia, Inc., which he co-founded in August 2016. The company’s goal is to find and deliver digital therapeutic and diagnostic devices to women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders. Prior to LumeN XT and Renovia, Marc Beer worked for a number of companies within the biotechnology industry, making a name for himself and earning a reputation, with a career that spans over more than 25 years.

 

He worked for Minerva Neurosciences Inc. as the Founding Chairman, Erytech Pharma as a member of the Board of Directors, and was also part of Good Start Genetics, Inc. serving as Founding Chairman. In addition, Beer was the Founding CEO of ViaCell, from 2000 to 2007. Under his leadership, the company saw rapid growth, having over 300 employees, going public in 2005, before being ultimately acquired by PerkinElmer in 2007. Learn more: https://renoviainc.com/leadership/

07 Apr 2019

Bhanu Choudhrie Plans On Expanding Popular Aviation School  0

 

One of the main focuses of Bhanu Choudhrie and his family’s company, C&C Alpha Group, has been their growth in the Middle East in the United Arab Emirates. The billionaire sees a lot of potential in the region and has primed the company to be in the right place at the right time. This is especially true in the area of aviation which has been growing considerably over the last few years.

There has been more and more air traffic and qualified pilots and other professionals in the airline industry are more needed than ever in the United Arab Emirates. This is why their aviation school, the Alpha Aviation Academy, is doing so well in the Sharjah location. They are training pilots for both the airline of the United Arab Emirates along with Air Arabia. The training can take almost 2 years from start to finish an can cost a considerable amount of money, but the company is still doing well. Bhanu Choudhrie says that the school provides everything that pilots need for their education from beginning to end which is why it is such a popular choice. Visit Bhanu Choudhrie on Twitter.

A lot of airlines are starting up throughout the Far East an Asia which is making the United Arab Emirates grow as a transport hub. The annual Gross Domestic Product of the United Arab Emirates is contributed to from aviation by 15%. This means that aviation is a significant part of the economy of the area and Bhanu Choudhrie wants to make it grow even more through the efforts of C&C Alpha Group. The areas serve more than 750 million passengers each year on more than 500 aircraft.

There are plans to potentially expand their aviation services overseas in Europe. This is due to the fact that the airspace throughout the Middle East in which pilots in training can fly is rather limited and because of the increase in demand for their services. In addition to potential expansion in Europe, Bhanu Choudhrie notes that they are considering new locations in the United States as well as South-East Asian countries such as Vietnam and Cambodia.

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27 Mar 2019

The successes of JD.COM  0

JD.COM has created a fast and better way for people to shop and order any products that they require through a simple click. The online-based platform was launched by Richard Liu, who has continued to partner with other companies with the target of making shopping easy. The venture has already grown into the largest online retail shop in the globe, and it has continued to rely on the expertise of its executive to stand firmly in the industry. Besides, the various partnerships that Richard Liu has signed with multiple companies in different industries have profoundly boosted the growth of the company.

Additionally, JD.COM has also created job opportunities for thousands of individuals, and through this, the lives of a considerable number of them have become better. In a recent report read by the chief executive officer of the company, over 110,000 individuals have secured job opportunities at the place, with a considerable number of them possessing impeccable skills in various fields. Additionally, the firm has also employed part-time employees, who offer their services to its clients across the globe. The company has continued to grow tremendously over the years, and increased sales and high production have marked it. The firm not only focuses on offering a great and high-quality product to its clients but it also seeks to empower its employees to help them grow in terms of their careers.

On the other hand, JD.COM has continued to embrace technology and innovation in its running. The firm has continued to improve its platform through the use of better and easier steps for its customers to place orders. The high affordability of the firms has also encouraged a vast number of people to keep shopping with them.

The company was marked by a significant breakthrough in the China festival that is always held in November of every year. The firm sold over 500 million different products, and this enabled it to increase its stake. Besides, the high discounts that the firm offers to its clients have encouraged a considerable number of them to keep shopping with them. The leaders of the firm also look forward to increasing sales in the firm by adopting better approaches based on their policies.

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09 Mar 2019

Things you need to know about Gareth Henry  0

Gareth Henry is one unique expert when it comes to the field of investments, and his knowledge of finances is exceptional. He has continued to make a name for himself through his notable accomplishments. The financial expert firsts enrolled at the University of Heriot-Watt, where he pursued actuarial mathematics. His love for math pushed him to explore various issues based on the subject. Before he later changed his mind to pursue another course. Upon moving to the University of Edinburgh where he then graduated in 2001, the duo finally settled in career.

Gareth Henry later joined Watt firm as a research analyst and through the role he carried out in the firm, he gained momentum to ring perfection in his career. Throughout his career, the duo has always been seen as an executive with unique talents.

Since the beginning of his career, he has always been able to engage with everyone, especially people on higher ranks, through which he sought to share knowledge on investment with them. Besides, the duo has ensured that he learned to form the people he engaged with and over time, he has continued to perfect his skills in many fields that are related to the area of business. The bold nature and courage that the duo showed have enabled him to create a name for himself in his entire career. He has continued to bring an impact to the lives of many people through his innovative ideas. Gareth Henry Sees Opportunity for Investment Managers in UCITS Funds.

On the other hand, the duo is a believer in taking risks. He believes that every entrepreneur that has plans to succeed in the competitive market ought to be ready to take risks and try out new things regardless of whether they have tried them before or not. The excellent skills that Gareth Henry has exercised and used in his career have enabled him to build his name as well as create a flourishing business in every firm that he serves. Besides, Gareth Henry has also guided people on his believes about success, particularly the other executives that he serves with at the Fortress Investment Group. By doing so, he has ensured that the firm overcomes numerous challenges.

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05 Mar 2019

Serge Belamant Learned A Lot Through The Early Years Of His Career  0

Serge Belamant was born in France in 1953, and fourteen years later, he and his family moved to South Africa. And, because of the move, he learned English, and he started attended an all-boys school in Johannesburg, where he excelled at rugby and in his science club. He was a bright student and did well through his years there. He got into a university after that, and he studied computer science for a time. But, he didn’t graduate, and instead entered the workforce early.

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Serge Belamant was 22 when he got his first job at a civil engineering company. He did a lot of good work there and learned how to use the computers there to help evaluate water in dams and to prevent droughts by doing that. Serge Belamant continued to work for several other companies during the next few decades, and he proved himself to be a hard worker and smart thinker. He developed many great ideas, and by the time that he started his own company and developed blockchain technology, people trusted that he knew what he was doing. And, blockchain technology still helps people, and he still holds the patent for it.

Serge Belamant has a great reputation in IT. He knows more about technology than most people, and he has made some great breakthroughs in it through the years. Without him, technology would not be nearly as advanced as it is now because he helped create blockchain technology, and that makes all of the difference. He was previously a member of the RSA Computer Society. He has been a consultant who dealt with risk management and much more. Each of the positions that he served in early on in his career helped to shape him into a smarter man and allowed him to make a success of his own company.

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