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Marc Sparks-Encouraging Hope and Growth

Lynne Sipiora and Marc Sparks introduces a new process that will award grants as well as mentoring to non-profit organizations that are community-supportive, know as Spark Tank. Dallas/Fort Worth philanthropic groups can submit proposals for the opportunity to win a $5,000 grant in order to fund a non-profit case of their choosing.

 

Marc Sparks and the Spark Team are thrilled to announce that Mommies in Need is the winner of the second Spark Tank grant. Mommies in Need provides nannies to families that need childcare due to health emergencies or who are unable to afford qualified nanny care. The organization offers their qualified nanny services at no charge.

 

Mommies in Need have already expanded their openings to aid more families that are in need of assistance due to poor health, according to the President and CEO of Mommies in Need, Natalie Boyle.

 

In order to be considered for application, applicants must be an active organization that has been in operation for at least two years. Each non-profit organization has 10 minutes to present their submission and they have ten minutes to answer any questions that the Spark Tank may have following. The panel is judged based on the back story of the organization, how the grant will have a positive effect on the community, and how the results will be measured.

 

According to Marc Sparks, many applicants fail simply because they fail to tell the story of their organization, or don’t know how to ask for the donation. Marc Sparks is looking to foster intelligent, non-profits with a grant and mentor leadership by giving the opportunity for prospective organizations to present their case.

 

As an entrepreneur, Marc Sparks developed the Sparks Tank program in order to encourage social success. The third round of applications for the Sparks Tank grant is now being accepted with the deadline pending until October 1st. The fortunate winners of the rounds will compete in December for the grand prize. However National, United Way, political and faith-based charities will not be considered.

 

Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur out of Dallas who builds his own companies and has his own office. He handles portfolio companies in his equity firm, Timber Creek Capital, LP and he manages by example. He is also the author of They Can’t Eat You, and it is a book meant to help entrepreneurs achieve their own goals and follow their dreams.

 

Marc has had some hard times, and he appreciates the success what he now has. He has a passion for helping others and has been involved in The Samaritan Inn since the eighties-a homeless shelter that is helping many through their tough times. Despite all of his success, Marc is humble.

 

 

Capital Anesthesiology Association’s Network of Success

Medical care is a privilege that everyone should be able to receive no matter the location. Anesthesia is an important function of medical care as it helps patients calm down in preparations to receiving medical treatment. Without this vital service, making it through medical procedures would be extremely difficult. The U.S. is home to one of the very best independent practices that specialize in this exclusive field. Capital Anesthesiology Association is one of the leaders of the pack and it provides the very best of care. CAA is also one of the largest independent practices in the country that specialize in anesthesiology. The goal is to prepare all patients with the most relaxed and comfortable environment.

Did you know that there are up to 80 physicians here? How about 130 certified registered? Capital Anesthesiology Association serves a huge total area in the Austin, Texas Region. There are 20 medical facilities that fall under it’s umbrella including Strictly Pediatrics, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Inspire Medical Centre, Texas Surgery Center, Seton Hayes, Seton Medical Center, Texas Orthopedics, Brackenridge Hospital, and many more.

This organization educates and train individuals who are aspiring to have a career in this industry. Paramedics, nurses, nurse anesthetists, medical students, and medical residents all benefit from this extraordinary organization. There isn’t anything CAA can’t and it’s successful resume is a true testament of it’s actions. This is the network of success and CAA is the glue that holds it all together.

Outstanding Philanthropic Donation- Dick & Betsy DeVos

It is very true that the Dick DeVos family has been getting a lot of critics and at the same time attention from the public for their donation in politics. But the truth is the political funds cannot be compared to the amount of money they have been contributing in support of charity in the nation. The amount the couple has been donating to charity can add up to $139 million.

Betsy Devos was nominated as the education secretary of the United States, and during her vetting process, the vetting team wanted to know the source of money that Betsy and her husband has been donating. It was clear that the donations come from their Family Foundation. During the vetting, Betsy told the panel that in 2015 alone their Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation donated about $11.6million in support of their generous contribution and $5.3 million in their campaign donations over the past five years.

The DeVos family is known for its contributions in both politics and the community. They have been great players in support of the Republican Party starting with Rich DeVos who is Dick’s father. Rick is the co-founder of Amway Corporation. Rich DeVos has taught his children to give, and they once contributed $104 million in philanthropic donation in 2015. This donation gave the DeVos family to be listed among the great contributors in the United States of America. According to a report released by the Forbes, the family is number 24 in the list of the most American’s givers. Using the report by Forbes the family has contributed $1.33 billion which is estimated to be about $5.3 billion of their fortune. Elizabeth Prince also comes from a charitable and political givers family. Betsy’s father Edgar Prince was a political giver who also supported the Republican Party.

Dick and Betsy Devos donate towards the support of education in the nation, and their giving is a clear indication of how the Michigan couple value education. In 2015 only they gave about $3million in the education sector and the organizations which support education in the nation. Dick said that their giving has considerably improved the education system in the United States of America. The Michigan family decided to invest in the education industry because they released that the system was not fulfilling and only those with money in the nation got quality education. They decided to establish the school choice program to support children from low-income families. The program continuous to grow, and being backed by a significant number of people in the country.

 

Duda Melzer bring North American Business Skills To Brazil

The Brazilian business leader Duda Melzer has recently been entrusted with the leadership of his family’s business, the RBS Group, one of the largest and most respected media and entertainment organizations on the South American continent. In an article on clicrbs, Melzer has been looking to improve his own skills throughout his adult life in his bid to show the other members of the Sirotsky family he is a part of that he has the skills and experience to become the overall leader of the business founded by his father in 1957.

One of the ways in which Duda Melzer excelled in the business career he has built was his willingness to depart from the traditional educational and career path that would have limited him to gaining experience in Brazil; Duda instead set out to become a business leader with experience in different business areas in North America when he had completed his studies at the Harvard School of Business. Duda Melzer developed his experience working with a number of New York based investment and media companies that allowed him to gain a full understanding of how business can be completed on a global scale.

After returning to Brazil and the RBS Group in the early 2000s, Duda Melzer brought with him a number of ideas that have gone a long way in helping the RBS Group become classed as one of the most innovative and impressive companies in Brazil. Melzer has been a major part of the success achieved by RBS since 2004, but his influence of the horse racing enthusiast has grown even greater since 2012, more info can be found on clicrbs.

Integrity and ethics play a major part in the business life of Duda Melzer who has worked hard to find success in a way that honors the history and future of the RBS Group, which led to Duda Melzer being named to the Board of Ethics for the National Council for Advertising Self-Regulation in Brazil.

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Does WEN Cleansing Conditioner Really Work? One Girl Puts It To The Test

Emily McClure was fed up with her lackluster and limp hair when she finally grabbed a bottle of WEN Cleansing Conditioner from a nearby cosmetics store. While she had spent years trying every hair product under the sun, she had a hunch that WEN by Chaz Dean (http://chazdean.com/) was different.

What Makes WEN Cleansing Conditioner So Unique

Unlike most hair care products, Wen Cleansing Conditioner is truly natural in every way. Made up exclusively of botanical ingredients, WEN restores hair that has suffered from years of exposure to damaging chemicals like sulfates and synthetic fragrances.

Most hair care brands rely on harsh ingredients to keep their manufacturing costs low. Of course, these cheap ingredients don’t do hair any favors. Sulfates, for instance, aggressively remove moisture from the hair, leaving it dry and damaged.

Emily’s Hair Journal

Enthusiastic about the new product, Emily decided to start a hair journal, recording her hair’s daily transformation.

On the first day of using WEN, Emily took great care to make sure that she followed the instructions on the label perfectly. She massaged the product into her hair and left it on for fifteen minutes, allowing the nutrients from the botanical extracts to soak in and do their magic. After rinsing it out and letting it dry, Emily’s hair was softer and had visible volume for the first time in years.

Excited, Emily continued to apply WEN to her hair each afternoon during her shower. Each day, her hair gradually continued to improve. By the seventh day in a row of using the product, Emily’s hair was shinier, softer and fuller than ever before.

Is WEN Really Worth It?

Emily’s success story is proof that WEN Cleansing Conditioner is a must-have for those who want to achieve gorgeous hair. The product’s natural formula restores hair back to health virtually overnight.

For more product information, visit the Wen.com website and Facebook page.

Makeup Visionary, Doe Deere

Doe Deere is a beautiful and talented makeup artist that is well known by her Instagram followers for her bright hair and immaculate makeup. This Russian-born young woman made the move to New York at the tender age of 17. There she thrived in the world of fashion at FIT where she majored in fashion design. She has maintained the idea that the clothes and makeup we wear, along with the way we color or style our hair, is the way we express ourselves. It is no surprise that she is now not only a successful makeup artist, but also founder of her own makeup line, Lime Crime.

 

From a young age, Doe Deere was a trendsetter and entrepreneur. At 13 she started her first gig; selling temporary tattoos. This significant part of her life taught her that even though temporary tattoos weren’t popular, and people weren’t as understanding or accepting of them, she liked them, so there was no reason for her not to wear them. When she started Lime Crime, in 2008, it was hard to find makeup companies that sold bright and unusual colors like the ones she loved to show off. The trend at the time was light, natural colors. But that didn’t stop Doe Deere from making her own hues and selling them. Her makeup line was successful BECAUSE it wasn’t a trend. YET!

 

While living in New York, between 1998-2012, she was a member of a band. Along with meeting her husband in that band, she also admits that during this time is when she learned about collaboration and branding a product or service. Learning how to collaborate as a group has been essential. She now is actively involved in the lab, developing and designing new products as well as having meetings with her Creative Director, among many more that are part of team Lime Crime.

 

What does Doe Deere say to the next generation entrepreneurs? “…the best advice that I can give is to follow your heart because I believe that every person has something special about them – some kind of unique skill or quality that only they have in the world.” Go out and make your mark. Never stop doing what you love just because others don’t understand it. What’s important is being happy in your body, and expressing yourself through it.

 

Follow Doe Deere and her makeup line, Lime Crime on Instagram:

@doedeere and @limecrimemakeup

Jason Hope; The Compassionate Futurist

About Jason Hope

Jason is a businessman, investor, and futurist. He is also committed to helping various philanthropic causes across the globe.

Futurism

Jason Hope is an ardent believer of the internet of things. He is confident that in the future it will be possible to synchronize all utility appliances. Hope visualizes the world where a phone might be like a remote control for every other appliance in the house. He has stated that the internet of things is a fascinating invention known to him.

Jason is expecting major organizations to be the trailblazers in the integration of this discovery. Smaller entities will then follow suit; then the technology will move to a personal level; where it will be obligatory for everyone to embrace the internet of things. Since everybody will be adopting this invention, it is Jason Hope’s theory that technology firms will develop better devices due to stiff competition for the growing market.

After the full incorporation of the internet of things, the masses will witness the myriad of benefits it brings. As its advocate, Jason has outwardly spoken on the advantages of this invention. He has outlined better communication, fewer accidents, and minimal road congestion as some of the merits.

Though it’s yet to be fully implemented, according to Jason, the internet of things will be the ‘next big thing’ of the future.

Donation to SENS Foundation

Jason Hope donated half a million dollars to the SENS Research Foundation, an institution that aims to fight aging induced disease. Through development and promotion of rejuvenation biotechnologies, the SENS Foundations hopes to eradicate the menace of old-age conditions.

Jason said that he had been a long-time fan of SENS foundation’s exemplary work. He added that he was hopeful that his donation would hasten the research because the outcome stands to benefit humanity as a whole.

While accepting the grant, SENS’ CEO, Mike Kope, stated that his firm is redefining the biotechnology industry. He added that Hope’s donation would accelerate the progress of their studies.

A Brief about Michael Zomber’s Expertise and Passion for Arms and Antiques

Historian Michael Zomber is a world renowned collector of antique, arms and armor. He is also passionate about literature and peaceful human co-existence. According to his About.me profile, Zomber has been collecting and sharing information on armory and guns for over 4 decades, a feat that has given him greater understanding and knowledge on the subjects. His expertise often delves into the happenings of the 16th to the 19th century.

Some of his favorite topics include the ancient Samurai of Japanese and more recently the American dueling pistols.

In an interview published on the Collegegrade.com, Zomber answered questions regarding his greatest life accomplishments and the other things he cares about. During the chat, Zomber said his most notable and perhaps greatest ever achievements in life was the delivery of an up-to-date customer payment product.

As the team leader of the 12 month long project, Zomber led an 8 person team in creating a World Class mobile support app for iOS devices. Besides that accomplishment, Zomber is also highly appreciative of his education and work experience. Learn more about Michael Zomber: https://www.facebook.com/Michael-R-Zomber-223753147800969/

Michael Zomber graduated from UCLA with an undergraduate and graduate degree in English and Literature, an excerpt on Creditor Weekly published on July 2016 reveals. Through his education and experience, he has written several bestselling books, including Five-Shogun Lemitsu, Jesus and the Samauri and A Son of Kentucky.

His inspiration for writing Shogun Lemitsu stems from his love for Japanese culture and history. His historical writings have done a lot to shed light on the reasons why the antique weapons are special and how they have and will influence the future.

On the audiovisual front, Zomber’s documentaries on antique firearms have featured on The History Channel. His world acclaimed documentary about Bushido or the Warrior way placed in on the map, making him one of the most respected historians around the world.

According to PR News Wire, with the support of his wife, Michael Zomber established Renascent Films, LLC to produce and market informative documentaries. Alongside hosting documentaries, producing films and writing books, Michael Zomber is a strong proponent of world peace. Some of the humanitarian organizations he supports include UNICEF and Medicines Sans Frontiers.

EOS Lip Balm Rises to Dominate Giant Brands in the Market

What strangles most of the promising business ideas and new brands in the market is just simple fear; giving in to the harsh market conditions posed by giant market brands. Upcoming companies fear stiff market competition as they rate the market veterans as having critical advantages over their new brands. Nevertheless, that’s not the case with EOS Lip Balm. With just a simple tagline ‘the lip balm that makes you smile,’ EOS lip balm has emerged as one of the market dominants, taking the show from established brands like Chapstick and becoming the country’s second best-selling lip balm.

The Evolution of Smooth.ca company has quickly grown over a short span of time to tune a total net worth of $250 million with average sales of over a million units a week. Mr. Sanjiv Mehra, the company co-founder talks of an intrigue mechanism and market strategy that has seen the brand soar to such unmatched heights. Together with other co-founders, Jonathan Teller and Craig Duitsky, theirs was a pure initiative to create a product that could shake up the beauty industry. They apparently identified one looming gap in the lip balm category. Lip balm brands had shied off from innovation for a long time, and the market products proved to be undistinguishable to consumers.

With this discovery, the leaders’ responsibility was very simple: to create something different that excites consumers. EOS lip balm was designed with a unique pot-like shape. The brand ensured that it engages the five senses of customers; appealing to the eyes, tasty in the lips, variant colors, sweet smelling and a nice clicking sound the pot makes while closing.  The products are available online on eBay and Amazon.

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A combination of all these physical attributes with rigorous Facebook marketing and brand advertising is what has seen the success of EOS Lip Balm, ever targeting the millennial consumers with high consumption rates.

Eric Pulier is Changing Lives through Technology Solutions

Eric Pulier is a technology enthusiast, a successful entrepreneur, and active philanthropist. He is currently the founding director at Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council. He was recently the founding Chairman and CEO of ServiceMesh Inc., an enterprise cloud management company that was bought out by Computer Sciences Corporation in 2013. Eric Pulier has co-founded other successful technology companies such as Akana, Media Platform, US Interactive, Desktone, Santa Monica Media Corporation and many others.

He is a passionate public speaker at technology events. Eric Pulier was in charge of the Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington DC in 1997. The event showcased the role of technology in our future lifestyles and attracted top government brass and mainstream media coverage. As a technology key point, he set up a live interactive stream at the event from a space shuttle.

Eric built his first computer program when in grade four and by high school, had started a database development company. He is credited with building SOA Software, now Akana, through pioneering technology products and strategic acquisitions. Eric has extensive experience developing products for government and enterprise technologies. Previously, Eric has served Computer Sciences Corporation as Vice President.

As a philanthropist, Eric Pulier is associated with the Clinton Global Initiative, X-Prize Foundation, The Painted Turtle and many others. He was instrumental in creating Starbright World, a platform for chronically ill children to share experiences and learn about the basics of healthy living. The platform was launched by then-Vice President Al Gore and Stephen Spielberg and connected over 70 hospitals in the US.

He was honored by US Doctors for Africa for his efforts in advocating for innovative and affordable technology to address healthcare needs. He also supports the Ace Foundation, a technology non-profit driving software policy in dealing with humanitarian challenges, and Campaign for Free College Tuition, a non-profit advocating for free college education for all Americans.

Eric Pulier is an accomplished author. He started working for The Harvard Crimson while at university writing a weekly column. He graduated in English and American Literature in 1988. His publications include “Understanding Enterprise SOA” in 2005 and “The Enterprise Industrial Complex” in 2015.