In 1929, the Stephen’s family had a dream to open a school in the San Francisco, California area. They had succeeded, and made an Academy called the Academy of Arts, and it was named such until Richard S. Stephen’s stepped down, and handed the school over to his son Dr. Richard A. Stephens who added bachelor’s and Undergraduate programs to the Academy, and they became Academy of Art College. With the new programs added, enrollment soared above 5,000 and to this day it’s still one of the few Colleges in the United Stated to be privately owned. Then in 2004 The granddaughter of the founder Richard S. Stephens, Dr. Elisa Stephens took over the college, and under her guidance, they became the Academy of Art University. On top of the school being privately owned by the same family for over 90 years, the entire family are art lovers who are involved in the art community.
The video created by Sam Bear shows a day-in-the-life of a university student who is taking classes at the Academy of Art University. It shows him getting up at 9 a.m., then he tours the city of beautiful San Francisco, California, and progresses as he gets a free ride to the college by flashing his school ID. Then he starts classes at 11 a.m., then takes a break and hang out with his friends for a few hours before taking his afternoon class. Yes, only two classes at the university because they want to focus on the experience of college, and they want students to have all their focus on classes and projects. It then shows him hanging out with his friends again, and then back to the dorm to crash out by 11 p.m. This video is something that every college should do. This is a more accurate description of life on campus that a simple tour of the school.
The United States of America boasts one of the most active military in the world. They have a presence in nearly all sectors of global affairs and project power into regions to help keep the peace. Jim Reese was once a high ranking military commander who reached the rank of 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta. He was a major player during the peak of the middle east war on terror. However, time and life eventually move to other things. Jim Reese retired in 2007 and that opened the door to a new venture in helping his fellow soldiers get back on their feet.
Following the completion of his military service, he opened up a business under the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) label. It would be named TigerSwan and it would offer his veterans a chance to gain valuable skills for re-entering the regular work force. Jim Reese applied the two key personal qualities he learned on the battlefield to this position. He would be a good listener to any and all people around him, while at the same time doing everything in his full power as leader to improve their lives. TigerSwan has grown to employee over 300 individuals from various countries around the world.
Jim Reese describes how running a business is more stressful than being on the battlefield. He has to manage the well-bring of all his employees while learning how to apply their skill sets in the best roles. He was under-prepared for what the job entailed, but there is never a challenge that he can’t overcome. Jim Reese is proud of what TigerSwan has turned into as a beacon of support for the local community. Countless people walk in and out of the facility every single day, all with the goal of honoring our veterans.
Bob Reina is the founder of Talk Fusion and he and his company is committed to a better world. A native of Brandon, Florida, Reina begins his day with the simple two word phrase: “I will.” This is the driving force behind the man and what helps him see the big picture. Mr. Reina is a man who never looks back. His philosophy is to always move forward and bringing his team with him. He believes in team work and recognizes that each person has their own strength and brings something to the table.
He also wears his philanthropic hat very proudly. There are two ways to go about helping others. One way is to do so anonymously and the other is to encourage others to follow with leadership. Reina follows the second method of charitable giving and feels that is what fits him best. He feels by creating awareness and encouraging others to give their time, effort as well as their financial support, his donation will go further. Philanthropy and charity are designed to help others and being in a position to help is part of what makes Bob Reina tick.
His overall philosophy with Talk Fusion is to enable businesses and individuals life easier and more profitable. If a business is profitable, those involved with the business are more likely to spread the wealth, along with time and energy to help others.
Talk Fusion is a method of communicating with others. It began when a short video could not be inserted into email. Rather than try to work with email providers to find a solution, he decided to find the solution himself and market the innovative method in a direct selling campaign. He partnered with a friend who was a technology guru and the idea soon became a reality and a business.
Since then, Talk Fusion products offer a better way for a business to market their products and services and communicate with their customers. Talk Fusion is available through independent sales associates in more than 140 countries. The direct sales business model has proven to be an amazing winner for Bob Reina and his team.