Archives: Dick DeVos Worked to Change Michigan
Dick DeVos may not be known by the general public, but his name is synonymous with progress in Michigan.
DeVos, the son of Amway co-founder Rich DeVos, was appointed in 2017 to the civilian Management Advisory Council. The 13-member board is the adviser to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)on issues like spending, policy, regulations and long-range planning.
DeVos’ wife is more familiar to the American public. He is married to Betsy DeVos, the newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Education.
Even though Dick DeVos hasn’t served as an elected official, he has done much work in the political arena of his home state. He organized a downtown action group in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1991 called Grand Action. It’s purpose was to build a multi-purpose sports arena and convention center downtown.
DeVos started the effort after he learned of plans to build a complex north of downtown, which he felt would pull people and money away from downtown and cause the urban area to fall into blight.
The group ended up with multi-buildings that completely revitalized the area including the DeVos Place Convention Center, the DeVos Performance Hall, the Van Andel Arena, and the Grand Rapids City Market. They even built the medical school at Michigan State University.
DeVos, a licensed pilot, also worked to improve aviation in western Michigan when he wooed AirTran Airways to run non-stop flights out of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Continuing the flights faced a challenge when Southwest bought the air carrier, but DeVos saved the airport from being cut from Southwest routes by convincing them service to and from the area was worthwhile.
Both Dick and Betsy DeVos have made improving education a priority and have worked to expand charter schools in Michigan. While the issue became a heartfelt passion for his wife, DeVos also worked in the effort and even combined the charter school idea with aviation to establish the West Michigan Aviation Academy in 2010.
The school, which started in old office space at the airport, quickly grew from 80 students to 600. The school now has its own building and buses in students from seven counties. Tuition is free.
The DeVoses also contribute their own money toward the charter school and other educational causes. While the West Michigan Aviation Academy receives around $7,500 in a per student allowance from the state, the DeVoses have given more than $7 million to the fund the school as of 2014, according to records. Their gifts include a $3 million loan, given at no-interest, to expand and equip the school’s building.
The couple has donated approximately $139 million dollars to charitable causes over their lifetimes. Learn more: http://www.celebfamily.com/business/richard-devos-family.html
Archives: Clay Siegall and Seattle Genetics Lead the Battle on Cancer
Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D is the President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Seattle Genetics. He co-founded the company in 1998. Dr. Siegall is a scientist by training, with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Maryland and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Genetics from The George Washington University. Clay Siegall received the Alumnus of the Year for Computer, Math and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland.
As CEO of Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall has led the company to a leadership position in the marketplace by creating antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for cancer treatment. Dr. Siegall’s expertise and the innovative work of Seattle Genetics is well recognized. The company has formed a number of strategic licensing arrangements for its ADC technology with companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Genentech (Roche). Dr. Siegall has also excelled as the leader of Seattle Genetics in capital raising activities. To date, the company has secured more than $675 million by way of private and public financings. Seattle Genetics executed an initial public offering in 2001.
Mr. Clay Siegall and Seattle Genetics are at the forefront of research into cancer treatments. One example is the work being done to have a new therapy brought to market for the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma. In the summer of 2017, Seattle Genetics came forth with positive data resulting from their Phase III study of a new drug “cocktail” which drops the toxic bleomycin from the standard chemotherapy used to treat Hodgkin lymphoma.
Staying at the forefront of cancer research, and maintaining the effort to be a market leader, Dr. Siegall and Seattle Genetics recently negotiated the $614 million acquisition of the biotechnology company Cascadian Therapeutics. Just prior to the acquisition, Cascadian Therapeutics was in the midst of the decisive Phase II trials of a new breast cancer therapy known as “tucatinib.” Dr. Siegall states: “Tucatinib would complement our existing pipeline of targeted cancer therapies, provide a third late-stage opportunity for a commercial product in solid tumors and expand our global efforts in breast cancer.” (Endpoint News, January 31, 2018 https://endpts.com/restless-seattle-genetics-snaps-up-a-pivotal-stage-cancer-drug-with-614m-cascadian-buyout-pact/ )
Archives: There’s A New Street In Town
The Reputation Of A Winner Of An M&A Advisor Award
Reputation is everything to the Madison Street Capital firm. The agency is an investment bank that works with international clients and the emerging markets that we’re witnessing abroad.
The world economy is expanding faster than any other economy we know of, and it took the brilliance of this agency to lead the work in foreign markets. Learn more about Madison Street Capital: https://pitchengine.com/madison_street_capital/2017/01/04/madison-street-capital-acts-as-advisor-in-the/002519188290269682183 and http://www.abfjournal.com/dailynews/madison-street-capital-arranges-credit-facility-for-renegade-industrial/
The reputation of the agency stands on a concept that we can uncover in its name. The idea of moving Wall Street is likely something we’ll never see in this lifetime.
Still, the mentality of a new financial street became a momentous idea that continues to propel Madison Street Capital into greater business and with more satisfied clients around the entire globe.
Walking A Long Road To Success
The reputation of Madison Street Capital is built from a long road that was paved by success. The agency’s reputation means a great deal to its staff but not because of pride and arrogance.
The development of a real reputation on Wall Street takes into account performance. You would be rich if given a nickel for everyone who bragged about what they could do.
Bragging takes you nowhere in this industry, so the name of Madison Street Capital had to be built on performance alone. What we now witness is the result of many years of success that’s added to the overall prestige known through the MSC brand. Read
The firm will continue to outshine the financial markets and to win financial awards as the economic seasons end.
The Reputation Ultimately Built
We now see Madison Capital operate on a level as if it has relocated the work of Wall Street to its own backyard.
Every professional and in every field strives to turn what they work at daily into a game and into a larger future than they can possibly imagine. The imagination of Madison Capital also plays a huge part to the reputation it has.
The agency entered the financial platform like every agency has to. This was with a past history of success that it then wanted to extend to others.
The focus Madison Street took was in the international markets and the expanding business potentials found there. The end result is a legacy that moves with the force of Wall Street but located in Chicago, Illinois.
Archives: Jason Hope Funds Future Technology Businesses
Jason Hope is an entrepreneur that has invested money in studying how diseases can be prevented. He has put his money towards anti-aging research. The SENS Foundation established in 2009 conducts research studies on what he believe in. He believes the medical community should be conducting more research on preventing age related diseases.
In 2010, he donated over $500,000 to the SENS Foundation. This donation helped them build a laboratory for research. Since that time, the SENS Foundation has begun on several research projects. Jason Hope thinks that this type of research is important to advance medical technology. He wants to see cures in the future for major diseases.
The foundation focuses on rejuvenation biotechnology a technique that focuses on preventing diseases not curing them. As we age, the metabolism slows and diseases occur. The SENS Foundation is searching for a way to repair the damage that aging causes.
Jason Hope recently released an e-book called Understanding the Internet of Things Revolution. It is about how people can use the Internet for business and research purposes. His book talks about how IoT is used in many industries to improve efficiency and production.
He reviews all devices connected to the Internet and how to use them safely. He speculates about the future and how the Internet will affect consumers daily lives. Some day there may be smart streets that can conduct traffic and change signs with environmental cues. Food production might be streamlined and appliances networked in your home.
Today IoT or wireless technology is helping airline become safer and improving customer service. This technology schedules maintenance and tracks the safety of items like life jackets and tool boxes. It improves customer service by making check in easier and developing seat sensors for monitoring temperatures and humidity. This is part of the Internet of Things Jason Hope explained.
Jason Hope graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Finance. He received an MBA from Arizona State University. His business specializes in mobile technology and helping other businesses turn ideas into reality.
He has a website that offers businesses grant opportunities. His special interests are healthcare and educational technologies. He donates to many organization and is on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Science Center.
Jason Hope’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/jason.r.hope
Archives: Mike Baur Says Its Time For Switzerland Not To Be Risk Averse
As Switzerland started seeing things change in 2008 with the financial crisis reaching even the halls of their fortified banks, the call started echoing to start moving away from just safe business investments and to take a risk on the new and the unknown coming in part from President Johann Schneider-Ammann, and being followed by businessman Mike Baur. Baur believes there are many ideas for brand new tech businesses circulating in Switzerland’s universities and other colleges around Europe, but it’s just a matter of being willing to believe in them and take the risks. But he’s working to get these businesses off the ground and to do so rapidly through an accelerator known as the Swiss Startup Factory. This accelerator has not only a lot of pitch and demonstration sessions, but also ongoing coaching and giving entrepreneurs a better understanding of selling their business.
Mike Baur originally saw his path to lifetime success going through banking as it was the most popular way to get rich at the time. He was good with numbers and started out learning the aspects of bank management as an apprentice at UBS while only 16 years old. He was already involved in advising clients in his 20s and came to know some of Switzerland’s wealthiest investors. Baur was promoted several times at UBS until he was almost an executive, but in 2008 things changed as the financial crisis hit UBS. Baur left for another big bank, Clariden Leu where he once again became a prominent manager. But in 2014 he stepped down permanently and decided it was time to enter the unknown.
Other people had also left their previous positions in banking when Baur did including Max Meister and Oliver Walzer who also saw a big opportunity to invest in young people and start bringing about completely new companies to Switzerland. What Baur understood was that many ideas and beginning businesses just needed to develop sustainable plans and be able to connect with capital suppliers, so that’s when he, Meister and Walzer decided to build this kind of network at the Swiss Startup Factory through a partnership with Goldback Group and Fintech Fusion. While many people apply to get to the SSUF’s 3-month accelerator program, not too many are admitted and out of those admitted there are few finalists who make it to the SSUF portfolio. But those who do are also given free office space and resources to launch their companies.
Archives: OSI Group: A hundred years of success and the entry of CEO Sheldon Lavin
OSI Group is the largest food processing company in the world. This is a company that is located in the United States. It has managed to move from a small butcher shop in Illinois to now a global leader in a very competitive market. OSI Group has had an impact in the industry since it has managed to change the way people viewed food production. He has introduced measures that have assured people for food safety. As a sensitive industry, food safety is the number one concern for the company. It is in a journey of making everyone in the world get access to food. The company mainly deals with meat as well as fast-moving snacks, especially for proteins foods. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award
OSI Group has been in the industry for over a hundred years now, it is a company that is headed by a dedicated team led by CEO, Sheldon Lavin. He has been a key player in the expansion of this company, his contribution in the company has been remarkable. He has managed to push the company to levels that were never expected before. As a leader in this industry, he has made changes that have made every other player in this field to up their game. Sheldon is a committed leader who stops at nothing until he gets the desired results. He has been part of the management of the company who have remained relentless in their efforts to make the company go global. Sheldon Lavin, Chairman And CEO Of OSI Group, LLC
OSI Group was founded by a man who was called Otto. In fact, before it was renamed OSI Group, it was known as Otto & Sons. The company has managed to develop from a small company into a global leading company very fast. The company started by acquiring rival companies in various companies on various continents. It then went into overdrive acquiring companies in over 65 counties. The company is also found in many other countries through partnership.
Sheldon Lavin is committed to his work of leading the company. He joined the company in the 70s and has worked very hard to keep the company at the helm of the management of the industry. He is a committed leader who does not give up until he gets what he has set out to achieve. He has steered the company with the expertise he has in investments and finance. Before he joined the company, he was working as a bank executive. Sheldon Lavin is now 85 years old and very committed to his work of expanding the company.
About Sheldon Lavin: Facebook.com/public/Sheldon-Lavin
Archives: USHEALTH Group Is A Reliable Health Insurance Provider
There are several reasons why it makes sense for people to have health insurance coverage whether they are employees or work for themselves.
Nowadays, health care costs are everyone’s concern. Without adequate health insurance coverage, paying for medical treatments can be a huge burden for most people. Getting a good health insurance plan and the right coverage is increasingly important.
If you are looking for good health insurance for you or your family, then take the time to find a company that can assist you. You’ll want to get advice or guidance from a company that has an established history of rendering excellent services to customers.
When it comes to choosing a company for health insurance advice or guidance, look no further than USHEALTH Group – a top rated company in the health insurance industry.
Choosing health care providers or health coverage is often based on your health condition or the type of health issues you are dealing with. When you have a health issue that needs to be addressed, a primary care doctor may refer you to a specialist for treatment. USHEALTH Group PPO plan allows you to go to any doctor or specialist you want, without having to get a referral from a primary care doctor.
USHEALTH Group can help you review the various insurance plans for health and provide advice on how to select the perfect plan or coverage for your needs. If you’re serious about selecting the right health insurance plan or coverage, then consider USHEALTH Group and its team of professionals.
USHEALTH Group provides service to numerous people across the country and has a great reputation. This renowned company continues to deliver high quality health insurance solutions to customers that rely on them for affordable health coverage and related matters. USHEALTH Group is fully committed to meeting the needs of customers and has the resources and industry connections to do so efficiently and effectively.
Through its family of insurance companies, USHEALTH Group offers affordable plans for Accident and Sickness, Critical Illness, Life, Short-Term Accident Disability Income, and Dental Coverage and much more.
Archives: Why Freedom Life Insurance Is So Popular Right Now
When it comes to life insurance, people have so many questions. And the types of insurance can be confusing to many. However, one insurance has demystified life insurance and has made it easy for people to understand. That company, Freedom Life Insurance, has become a popular choice due to its simplified life insurance policies and services.
Freedom Life Insurance has been popular for people looking for term or permanent life insurance. Term life insurance is perfect who only want the life insurance active for a set period of time. For many people that could be anywhere from 10 to 30 years. Term life insurance is also perfect for people who want to buy a large life insurance policy but have limited funds.
Permanent life insurance is for people who want a policy that covers an entire lifetime. This type of policy gives clients peace of mind that the beneficiaries are provided for after the passing of the policyholder. Also, permanent life insurance policies are a great way to accumulate savings on a tax-deferred basis. The policyholder can borrow the money accumulated and use the death benefits as collateral.
So which one is better, term life insurance or permanent life insurance? For those on a limited budget, term life insurance may be better, especially if the policyholder is older. On the other hand, if the policyholder is younger and has a family, then permanent life insurance may be the best policy to consider.
Freedom Life Insurance has a great variety of products under their term and permanent life insurance policy services. And the policies appear to be priced well compared to other life insurance companies. That may explain why the company has so many policyholders under their coverage.
Finding the right insurance policy is an important decision in everyone’s life. That is why finding the right life insurance company is so critical for so many people. It is always best to look at the market leader in any service. And it appears Freedom Life Insurance is the leader when it comes to both term and permanent life insurance products.
Archives: José Auriemo Neto, Connecting Brazil with Development and Fashion
José Auriemo Neto is a Brazilian real estate and fashion leader. Neto is currently the CEO and Chairman of JHSF, a leading commercial and residential real estate company in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He’s also noted as being in the Business of Fashion 500, a prestigious designation in the industry. He’s not only made fashion more accessible to Brazil, but he’s even assisted designers such as Valentino and Jimmy Choo in opening stores in this country. Cidade Jardim is the upscale shopping center he’s most known for as the founder and CEO of this venture. The mall has many loyal customers’ and is known for being one of the top spots for not only Brazilians but tourists as well. Culinary delights are also a big part of the mall, drawing in many fans from all over the globe.
José Auriemo Neto graduated from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His career dates back to the early 90’s, in which he started out by being the director of a services company. After leading Parkbem, a parking garage management company to success, he moved on to building shopping centers. Around this time, he started in Santa Cruz by building his first shopping center. After these ventures, he moved into retail projects in Ponta Negra and Bella Vista.
Neto has also been involved in building hotels for lodging, and, he’s even been involved in infrastructure and residential real estate. Being credited with building the first subway, he’s dedicated to connecting the people of his country to the goods and services they desire. Being such an inspiration to the culture and development in Brazil, he’s a well-known executive who’s dedicated to his company of JHSF and Cidade Jardim. It will be interesting to see what developments he’s working on for the future of the development of Brazil as a worldwide economic leader.
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