Dick DeVos’s Latest Developments At The Windquest Group

Dick DeVos is one of the most notable Michigan entrepreneurs who has invested in and founded local startup companies. Recently he helped appoint a new CEO to a company in his portfolio, The Stow company. Taking over as CEO is Phil Dolci, a former executive at Crosman Corporation and Kraft Foods among other corporations. Dick DeVos chose Dolci because he shares the core philosophies that DeVos’s company embraces in business leadership, and is excited about the future of the company. The Windquest Group has also recently bought a Holland brewing and distillery company that has won numerous awards for best-tasting spirits.


Dick DeVos is from an entrepreneurial and philanthropic family who has helped many businesses and non-profit groups in Michigan throughout the years. Richard DeVos Sr. the patriarch is a friend of former President Gerald R. Ford, the founder of Amway Corporation and the owner of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Dick grew up watching the operations at Amway Corporation and after completing his bachelor’s degree at Northwood University started working as a manager and later executive at the company. Amway Corporation became one of the nation’s leading multilevel marketing companies under the leadership of Dick and his brothers Doug and Daniel. Dick was CEO of Amway from 1993 to 2002 and raised over $4 billion in profits during that time.


Dick and his wife Betsy have given millions over the years to non-profit groups, hospitals, churches, and especially private schools. They established the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation and through that helped start the Education Freedom Fund and Children First America to start scholarships for private schools. They also pushed for the expansion of charter schools through the Great Lakes Education Project some years later and helped start a charter school at the Gerald R Ford Airport, the West Michigan Aviation Academy. Dick DeVos also won the Spectrum Health Foundation’s Art of Giving award for his support of local children’s hospitals and also made a large donation to the Kennedy Center’s art center which was renamed in his honor just a couple years ago.


Dick and Betsy both have run for office numerous times in their career. Betsy was the Michigan Republican Party Chairperson for several years, and is also the current pick by President Donald Trump to be Secretary of Education. Dick ran for Governor of Michigan in the 2006 race but fell short to incumbent Jennifer Granholm.


The success of Marc Sparks

Marc Sparks, the Chief Executive Officer of Timber Creek Capital is an American businessman, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur who is very ambitious and always believe that every business can be successful. Marc Sparks is also a philanthropist, author and transforms new ideas into business.

Marc Sparks is determined in assisting the young entrepreneurs by guiding them on how to carry on business so as to make profits. Marc Sparks lives in Dallas, Texas and nowadays manages many portfolio companies in the world.

He also serves other entrepreneurs in the development of new businesses into revenue generating companies. He has also contributed significantly to the growth of American economy and also focuses on improving other people living standards.

Marc Sparks as an entrepreneur owns several businesses; he operates a telecommunication industry, Blue Jay Wireless, splash media, and Cardinal Telecom. He has also worked in a real estate sector, venture investing and also business solutions. His involvement in several business industries has made him knowledgeable about business and how to succeed in a competitive environment.

The knowledge he got from his experiences geared him in the startup of Timber Creek capital which he is still the head. Timber Creek Capital is a private firm that specializes in transforming ideas of passionate entrepreneurs into businesses and provides the required capital, equipment, accounting marketing, merchant banking and also office space.

Mark Sparks Who has also runs a couple of restaurants and an auto insurance company. He knows a lot about the importance of quality customer, and believes that the customer is always right. He makes sure that he treats the customers well and that he delivers what they want to make them satisfied.

The client’s satisfaction and loyalty make him successful in all business he undertakes. He also believes that the main feature behind every success is confidence and encourages the young entrepreneurs to have confidence in everything they do as it will empower you to be anything that you dream off in life. Also, he also believes in writing down a plan to ensure that he does the planned every single week.

Marc Sparks has also been helping the needy and is involved with the Samaritan Inn, which is a homeless shelter, and he finds it rewarding to give back to his society.

He also supports the American Can Academy, a high school magnet program and has also built residential homes with the Habitat for Humanity in Dallas.

The World United against Oppressions with Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen was born Thor Leonardo Mendoza 40 years ago in Venezuela. His father is of Norwegian descent while his mom was from Venezuela. He comes from a line of royalty. His mother comes from the line of the first Venezuelan president while his dad was from a Norwegian kingship family. Since he was a little boy, he has always stood for the oppressed. His first act of Humanitarian was when he helped South African students to fight against the apartheid rule in their country. Other than human rights activism, Thor is a filmmaker and a lecturer at various institutions in the United States.

Thor is credited with the establishment of the Human Rights Foundation that is based in New York. He is also the founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum. Currently, he is involved in the production of a movie called the Moon is a Harsh Mistress alongside Bryan Singer. In matters related to the film industry, Thor has established an organization called the Moving Picture Institute. Some of the issues that he stands against include human trafficking, any form of threat to democracy and finally slavery. Some of the institutions that he has lectured include Harvard School of Law, United Nations Association as well as the New York City Junto and American Enterprise Institute.

Earlier on, he uncovered some corruption deals that were going on in the Venezuelan government. He was working as a drug czar at the time. This led to him being exiled while his father was imprisoned and tortured back home in Venezuela. His mother was singled out and killed in the anti-government protests. To add salt to the wound, the perpetrators were set free after serving a short sentence in jail. He has opposed politicians in the US on matters that they don’t agree on.

Thor halvorssen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he specialized in Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. He holds degrees in Political Science and History. His cousin Leopoldo Lopez is being held in prison in Venezuela for opposing the government. He has worked with some of the best human right activists such as Vaclav Havel and Garry Kasparov.


Eric Pulier: Impacting the World Positively  

Eric Pulier has a passion for giving back to the community, this can be noted from the podcast that he made a contribution in. during the podcast, he spoke about the importance of giving back to the community. He also highlighted the importance of positively impacting those around you.

Society has a higher expectation from the Harvard University alumnus. This is because they are in high demand due to their high credentials and thus people demand that they have to achieve a lot in their lives. They looked upon to transform the society and culture to a new level of accomplishment and success. They are seen as the future leaders. This is the same expectation that the world has on Eric Pulier, and he has delivered. As entrepreneur, innovator and a leader, he has exceeded all the expectation put upon him as a graduate of the Harvard University.

Often the children who have been diagnosed with chronic illness feel lonely. No one really comprehends the kind of the struggle that they face each day or even what they are going through. While some people may try to comfort these children they may not understand the intentions of a normal person. This may lead to the feeling of isolation. If a normal person had to face such situation he/she would probably adapt to the loneliness and despair. With great concern of the emotional struggle that the chronically ill children face, Pulier started Straight World. This organization connects children who are chronically ill with one another. For their first time in their lives, they can make friends who understand them.

Pulier is an entrepreneur of the modern world who has a lot of the resource at his disposal. There is a lot of opportunities in the field of the technology through innovation and making things happen since the technology is flourishing. The market always embraces new ideas that improve the quality of human lie or contributing to something new in a certain field. Pulier founded a company known as People Doing things. Through technology, the company main purpose is to improve the healthcare and the education. He has also founded a company called Digital Evolution. In addition, he is also a donor the not for profit organizations.


The Perks of Investment Banking According to Martin Lustgarten

Saving for the later years is a lesson that has been drummed into the minds of many people for centuries now. However, the narrative seems to be changing because unlike the earlier days when saving money was the goal, making the money grow is the preferred model. Getting the right avenues to invest and grow money is now the challenge to many. It is common knowledge that people who find the right avenues to invest are able to manage their resources and even retire at an early age. Martin Lustgarten, one of the most successful investment bankers in the industry has shared his view about the industry.

He states that the two main things that investment bankers deal with are trading and promoting securities, and dealing with the investors. The great thing for the customers involved is that they will have professionals that have been trained in the field and have the needed experience to handle different types of investment situations. This eventually means that regardless of one’s starting point, there is the possibility of turning things around and achieving financial security for the later years.

The other benefit that comes from dealing with investment banking is that when one specializes in the services, they manage their money better. Most people that ingle-handedly manage their own finances end up getting into a debt-trap type of situation. They are unable to create balance between their wants and needs and this becomes a serious problem later. When you engage the bankers, these situations are resolved.

Companies and huge businesses also get a change to manage their profits and ideas on how they can further elevate their profit margins. By the end of the process, both the employees and the clients benefit from dividends and other proceeds of the process.

About Martin Lustgarten

Martin was born in July 1959 and is a successful investment banker based in Florida. He is originally a citizen of Austria and Venezuela. He has distributed his wealth and investments among several countries and believes that to be successful in the international investment arena, one has to study the new markets comprehensively in order to understand what works for that business and what does not.

Makari; A Leader In The Skin Lightening Industry

Makari is a beauty company that was established to help both men and women of color. They have filled a gap that was left open by the different beauty companies that had ignored the needs of people of color.

All of their different products have been made of natural ingredients to help the women and men with their beauty needs. With different ingredients like Argan oil, caviar, carrot oil, etc., the products have been designed to reduce the visibility of the dark spots, acne and stretch marks. They also help to even the skin tone.

The natural ingredients help in reducing the dark spots which in turn fights the signs of aging. All the products have been clinically proven to enhance toning and promote skin lightening.

The products

Their different products are categorized under different groups including; skin, hair, cosmetics and also fragrance. The different products include;

« Whitening exfoliation soap which has been designed to brighten, cleanse and even the skin tone

« The Makari 24k gold lightening soap, milk, and serum

« Skin toning milk and combo

« Body beautifying milk

« Skin repairing serum

« Toning milk and soap just to mention a few

View all products at makari.com.

Goettl Is Building Partnerships With More Las Vegas HVAC Companies

Goettl Air Conditioning is a well-known Arizona based HVAC service company that’s making inroads into the Las Vegas residential market. They just recently announced a merging with Las Vegas Air and Paradise Air according to a report previously released by PRNewswire. This move brings 20 more employees and 15 service trucks to Goettl’s team and increases their residential and light commercial customer base in the general Las Vegas area. Las Vegas Air Managing Partner Stephen Gamst is pleased with this merger from not only knowing Goettl CEO Ken Goodrich personally, but also because he believes it will strengthen Las Vegas Air’s commitment to customer and employee care.


Goettl Air Conditioning has achieved high customer satisfaction ratings for their service and HVAC repair quality, and it stems from nearly 80 years of tradition. Goettl was founded all the way back in 1939 when Adam and Gust Goettl were developing ways to cool buildings out in Arizona’s heat. Over the years the technologies and methods have changed, but their values and commitments to their customers have not. Goettl employs individuals that have the experience and certification to do the job and do it right. Goettl is dedicated to using systems with maximum efficiency and environmental safety.


Goettl offers full scale installation and repair services, covering everything from choosing the unit to installing ducts and making renovations when needed. The best air conditioning and heating units are not simply the biggest units, but the ones that Goettl’s experts have calculated to match a home’s size and power needs. Goettl’s technicians come by to service the units when the service plan calls for it and are always on call whenever a unit has problems. Goettl’s leaders and employees have been philanthropists who have sponsored and taken part in community events, and at times have repaired air conditioners and heaters for free for residents going through extremely difficult financial times.

Want to be a good manager? Here are tips to help you.

Being a businessman for over 20 years, and a successful entrepreneur, Josh Verne, the founder and CEO of Flocku.com, shares his experience and thoughts on how to handle a managerial position successfully.

  1. Passion drives people to heights they never thought they would reach. Verne explains that, it is only a passionate manager that would drive his business on the path towards success. In his opinion, a business has very minimal chances of succeeding if the one leading it doesn’t love what he is doing.
  2. A good manager knows how to be a leader, and not a boss. The difference between the two is that, a leader commands respect, the latter demands it. Furthermore, a leader has in mind what his team wants, and works towards achieving the goals of the team. A boss isn’t concerned about the objectives of his team, and only works towards achieving his own goals.
  3. Strive to keep the words you utter as few as possible. This way, you will command more authority. A good manager also listens more. This makes you earn respect.
  4. Balance out your day. Have time to develop not only your business, but also other aspects of your life such as relationships, and health. A good manager succeeds in all these aspects.
  5. Be selfless, and let every decision you make in every situation be a win-win for everyone. A win for you alone will demean your employees. The secret to having a successful company partly lies in keeping your employees happy. Verne makes it clear that, the best managers make a win-win decision even in the most difficult situations.


About Josh Verne

The businessman from America has experienced success in almost every business he has helped manage. Home Live Furniture, a furniture distribution company, is an example of companies he has served in a managerial position. Verne’s entrepreneurial skills were put to the test when he founded workpays.me, an e-commerce website that would let its subscribers make huge purchases from their payrolls.

Verne later sold workpays.me at an undisclosed amount, and less than two years later, founded another online based company known as Flocku.com. This platform enables students in college get the latest information about happenings in various campuses. It also allows them to market. This has been made possible through peer-to-peer connections. Being the current CEO of Flocku.com, Verne believes in the saying that, those who see what others can’t see are the ones who succeed.

George Soros fighting back against corrupt justice system

George Soros is a political financier who has been a strong advocate of criminal justice reform. George Soros has spent most of his wealth with the hopes of reforming the American justice system. George Soros has targeted seven local district attorney races within six states during the 2016 election cycle at http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1997/02/the-capitalist-threat/376773/.

Soros has invested heavily in minority candidates for these district attorney races on nytimes.com. Soros has supported candidates that share his same goals including allowing certain drug offenders to serve time in programs instead of going to trial. Soros’ actions have been criticized by many who have argued against the outside influence in local elections.

Soros has financially backed candidates in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. Soros funnels his money through a group of super PACs called “Safety and Justice.” Soros’ funding of the candidate in Florida was previously a low-budget affair but turned into a million dollar campaign on time.com. Soros is backing Florida’s Aramis Ayala, who will inherit a constituency that includes more than 1.6 million people spread throughout metro Orlando. Democrats have praised Ayala for her fight for equal sentencing no matter the criminal’s race. Soros has spent $107,000 on a New Mexico district attorney race, in which the Republican candidate dropped out of the general election on project-syndicate.org, after claiming he could no longer afford to stay in the race.

Ayala’s opponent has cried foul over Soros’ influence is tipping the outcome of the local elections, claiming they made residents less safe. George Soros supporters and liberal activists say that the increase focus on police brutality and racial inequality has sparked intrigue into the role that is rarely kept in check. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.

Talk Fusion Keeps on Winning Awards

As 2017 has started, it is always important to look back on the year and remember the good times and all of the good things that have happened. That is exactly what Bob Reina, Talk Fusion, and his IT team are doing at the moment. It was a memorable year for them in a number of ways. They improved, which is always the sign of a company that has its head on straight and knows exactly what they are doing and why they are doing it. The goal of any company is always to improve, get better, and do things a little differently.


Talk Fusion is a video communications service that has such features as video chat, video newsletters, video email, and video conferences. Because of these features, they are great for the new generation of worker. The new generation of worker is the kind of worker that works from home. They are comfortable working from home and they enjoy it much more than the traditional job. They feel as though it gives them more flexibility and freedom in their day-to-day life, especially when it comes to family and their personal growth and happiness overall. Those are things that should never be forgotten about or taken for granted.


In 2016, they were fortune enough to win two awards from the Technology Marketing Corporation. This is a company that looks for products that have taken the time to step their game up and make it even better than it was before. That is what Talk Fusion did in 2016, which is why their second award was for the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of The Year Award. They are all about problem solving over at Talk Fusion, and their product has solved a lot of problems for a lot of people. They have made their lives a whole lot easier.


The most remarkable thing about all of this is Bob Reina is not the one taking the credit, even though he is the founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, which started in 2007. He is thanking everyone else for making it happen.

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