Stream Energy Cares For Veterans, The Homeless, And Disaster Victims

What do veterans, the homeless, and natural disaster survivors have in common? They have all benefited from Stream Energy’s charitable initiative Stream Cares. Stream Energy is a Texas-based direct sales energy company. The company’s list of services extends beyond offering fixed-rate energy to individuals and businesses. Stream also provides cell phone service and technology that enables doctors to consult with patients remotely.

It is one thing for a company to give money and another to give time. Stream Energy gives both. Operation Once in a Lifetime reaches out to military personnel who have fallen on hard times. The organization answers the veteran’s fiscal and psychological needs. Stream Cares teamed with Operation Once in a Lifetime to provide vets and their families with transportation to a restaurant where Stream and Operation treated them to a barbecue lunch.

The day after the luncheon girls from military families visited the American Girl Experience as quests of Stream Cares. Stream employees served as chaperones on the trip and during the noon repast that was provided. If needed, Stream personnel also assisted the young ladies in choosing the new American Girl doll they would take home courtesy of Stream Cares.

In addition to Operation Once in a Lifetime Stream Energy has worked with Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, and Hope Supply Company. In 2017 Hurricane Harvey deluged areas of Houston with nearly five feet of water. The destruction that Harvey left in its wake was equal to that of Hurricane Katrina. The first relief money donated came from Stream Energy.

Every year 1000 homeless children can look forward to Stream Energy and Hope Supply Company treating them to a day at a water park. This event is another opportunity for Stream employees to interact directly with the people their company helps. When Hope Supply Company isn’t tending to the emotional needs of homeless children it tends to their material and educational needs. Senior Event Manager for Stream Kimberly Girard summed up what drives her employer’s charity work by declaring, “We’re an organization with heart…”

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Canadian Businessman Louis Chenevert- Career Growth

Canadian Businessman Louis Chenevert is a prominent executive in the business sector in North America. He has been in the auto and aerospace production unite all his career. From a young age, he had a passion for making it in business. He wanted to make a name in the business sector by being one of the prominent businessmen to have lived. His interest was in business and entrepreneurship. When he went to the university, he took a degree in production management. Knowing how key this knowledge would be important in the industries, he did his best to qualify with the best grades. After university, he easily got a chance to work with General Motors Production plant in Quebec. It is here that he earned about large-scale production system and how they are managed. He ended up spending 14 years in this industry.

Louis Chenevert switched his career from the auto industry to the aerospace industry in 1993. Since these two were almost similar industries in terms of production activities, he did not have a hard time adapting to the new environment. He took up the challenge and made a huge statement with it. His first destination after leaving General motors was at Pratt & Whitney subsidiary in Canada. This is a company that was producing small jet engines. After his entry into the production department, everything changed. In a short time, production reduced by 20 percent.

Louis Chenevert impressed at the Pratt & Whitney Canada and was moved to the main company in the United States. Pratt & Whitney was dealing with the production of large jet engines for commercial and military aircraft. Here. He also impressed with good results after a very short time. He proved that he could manage even bigger organizations. While at P&W he led in production of the Geared Turbofan Engine which is now the best-selling product for UTC.

Louis Chenevert was moved to UTC as the CEO after the success he registered at UTC. At UTC, he strengthened all the businesses that were under the conglomerate, and the profits of the company went up significantly. He was the CEO between 2008 and 2014.

http://www.utc.com/News/News-Center/Pages/UTC-Chairman-Chief-Executive-Officer-Louis-Chenevertrecognized-with-the-Publi.aspx

Roberto Santiago of the Famous Manaira Shopping

In the capital of Paraíba, João Pessoa, one must already know one of the concert halls that is among the largest in the city – Domus Hall. Recently, in November 2016, she completed seven years providing much fun to local citizens, and visitors as well. The entrepreneur responsible for the creation is the 58-year-old paraiban from the capital, Roberto Santiago.

Not by chance, Domus Hall is located on the roof of the largest commercial center of the state of Paraíba, the Manaíra Shopping – between the center and the beaches of the north coast of João Pessoa – which is owned by Roberto Santiago as well. The concert hall was inaugurated in 2009, on the 7th of November. The band that debuted the modern structure, acclimatized and with updated sound equipment and a great sound insulation was the sertaneja Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano.

The house of shows is designed to be large, it is shaped like a nightclub with plenty of space, or else a great theater for musical shows. There are two floors – in the mezzanine there are single and private cabins for ten people, lounge music and access to the dressing rooms; since the bottom has the option of sheltering tables and chairs or it may be clue, it all depends on the type of each event that happens. About four thousand people sit or ten thousand people stand at Domus Hall.

As a good visionary that is, with this venture Roberto Santiago intends to attract to João Pessoa great national and international artists of diverse musical styles – samba, MPB, axé, rock, reggae, rap, sertanejo, among others. So much so that several singers of expression have already appeared on the stage of the house of shows – including, Ana Carolina and Jorge Mário da Silva, the popular Seu Jorge.

But do not stop there, the Domus Hall is also available for Stand-ups, presentations, weddings, graduations, fairs and private events. The opening hours are from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm and Sundays from 1pm to 10pm.

As for his developments… the Paraguayan as well as owner of Domus Hall, also owns the Mall that houses the show house – the Manaíra Shopping – and Mangabeira Shopping. Both are modern and well-engineered. The first was inaugurated in 1989, the second is more recent, opened the doors at the end of 2014. The two, however, brought to João Pessoa economic and social development. The areas surrounding the buildings were valued and many companies were attracted to the region.

Roberto Santiago has always stood out in the field of business for his ability to see a good opportunity – the famous visionary entrepreneur – that explains so many good bets in the business world.

 

Luiz Carlos Trabuco: A Brilliant Plan To Increase Bradesco Banks Value

Luiz Carlos Trabuco served the leader of Bradesco Bank from 2009 until his recent resignation from the post this year. He is already 66 years old, and according to the rules and regulations of Bradesco Bank, senior executives who are past the retirement age should resign from their post and retire. Luiz Carlos Trabuco will be succeeded by Octavio de Lazari Junior, a younger executive who is ready to face the challenges and responsibilities that will be given to him.

Octavio de Lazari Junior is a great candidate for the presidency, as per the former president. He sees his successor as someone who would be continuing his legacy for the company, and he is confident that all of the reforms would remain under the new leadership.

One of the most memorable changes that Luiz Carlos Trabuco initiated was the purchase of HSBC Brazil for $5.2 billion. When the board of directors appointed him to the position as the company’s president, he knew that one of his responsibilities would be competing against the newly formed Itau Unibanco and bring back Bradesco Bank into the pedestal as the leading financial institution in Brazil. He knows how difficult it is because the majority of their investors have already left the company because of the new opportunities offered by Itau Unibanco. Bradesco Bank’s assets also plummeted because the people started sharing their stocks from the company and buying a new set of shares from their rivals.

Read more: Bradesco anuncia substituto de Trabuco

Luiz Carlos Trabuco never let his thoughts control him, so he called for a meeting and asked his subordinates about the best thing that he could do to attain his goal. The conference is being frequently requested, and the company president actively listens to his colleagues about their ideas. One of the ideas which caught his attention is the acquisition of larger banks and financial institutions according to globo.com. The company president thought that the move is impossible at first, but after he was presented with actual data about the possibility of the scenario, he approved the idea and commanded his subordinates about the plan. He also demonstrated the plan to the board of directors, and even if they have doubts whether the plan would work out, they will give him the guidance and the wishes that he would succeed in what he is seeking for.

CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco created some contracts for HSBC Brazil, and it was never easy for him to get their approval. He also had to revise the papers containing the agreement and putting everything that HSBC Brazil wanted, while at the same time, negotiating what should be written in the contract and what should be omitted. As a person of extreme perseverance, the president of Bradesco Bank managed to finish the draft that he offered to the executives working at the Brazilian branch of HSBC, and they finally agreed to let the acquisition push through. Bradesco Bank paid a huge sum, it is one of the costliest transactions in the Brazilian business sector, the investment was worth it because it increased their value, assets, and the number of investors.

Find more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mercado/2017/10/1926243-proximo-presidente-do-bradesco-saira-da-diretoria-do-banco-diz-trabuco.shtml

Former Uber Backer, Shervin Pishevar, goes on 21-Hour Tweet-a-thon.

Shervin Pishevar is an entrepreneur and philanthropist currently residing in San Francisco, California. He was formally employed with Menlo Ventures, where he led the company in making investments in Tumblr, Uber Series B, and more.

One of his most recent jobs was working for Sherpa Capital, which he co-founded with Scott Stanford. This company, much like his last, works to invest in promising companies and adviser start-ups. The work done with Sherpa Capital has been reported on by Fortune magazine.

Shervin Pishevar recently took to Twitter to share his ideas on the future and share some legal advice, some of which teeters on the fine line of crazy. During this Twitter rant, Pishevar said he believes the stock market will drop 6000 points in the coming months and bitcoin will fall to a stable 2000-5000.

Nearly everything that Shervin Pishevar mentioned during the 21-hour Twitter rant was negative. He also thinks the days of California’s hold on tech development is over. He said that entrepreneurship is borderless and will ultimately lead to other locations evolving to great heights than California.

He considers big tech giants like Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon to have monopolies in their respective fields. This could be the primary factor in his hypothesis of the downfall of Silicon Valley and California.

“These 5 giants have too much power,” Pishevar wrote in a Tweet. “{They stifle] startups. Uber might be the last giant to eke out before it was too late.”

Uber was a company once backed heavily by Pishevar, he even worked for the company for a brief period of time before creating his own venture firm.

Shervin Pishevar doesn’t only believe California will fail, he also believes America will take a backseat to China in the coming years.

“Last week China built a train station in 9 hours,” Pishevar wrote in defense of China’s efficiency.

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How Roberto Santiago Developed Two Dynamic Malls In Joao Pessoa

Roberto Santiago is a well-known entrepreneur in the state of Paraiba, Brazil. He owns two shopping malls in the city of Joao Pessoa which are Manaira Shopping Mall and Mangeira Shopping Mall. He opened Manaira Shopping Mall in 1989 and Mangeira Shopping Mall in 2015. Prior to this he owned a company which built cardboard display boxes for other businesses. This company was hugely successful and counted among its clients some of the biggest companies in Brazil.

As the chief executive officer of both of his malls, Roberto Santiago guides them through his leadership and strategic vision. He says that if you’re going to run a successful mall you’ve always got to give shoppers a reason to come in. Because of this, his malls have many dining, shopping, entertainment, banking, working out, and educational reasons for people to visit it. The educational part comes into play because Manaira Shopping Mall includes a small college in its premises.

Manaira Shopping mall is a really big mall, the biggest in the state of Paraiba in fact. It contains 280 stores and a huge food court which offers food of all price ranges. Roberto Santiago says that he purposely keeps the mall as versatile as possible so that when new trends appear he can take advantage of them. One hugely popular addition he made was that of Domus Hall. Roberto Santiago said that he wanted to start attracting some of the big musical talents of not just Brazilian musicians but also those on the international stage. To this end, Domus Hall was built on top of Manaira Shopping Mall. It can hold 10,000 people for live concert events. Keeping true to his vision of versatility, it can also be easily modified to hold other types of events like trade shows, business conference, theatrical productions, and art shows. There have also been many graduation ceremonies and weddings plus receptions held in Domus Hall in recent years, he says.

Roberto Santiago wants people of all ages to feel welcome when visiting Maneira Shopping Mall. He attracts younger people with arcades, a bowling alley, concert, movies, and some restaurants specifically catering to children’s tastes. He also attracts older people by offering more nuanced cuisines at this mall, upscale shopping options, and plays and theater in Domus Hall.

Between his two malls in Joao Pessoa, Roberto Santiago, directly and indirectly, has provided employment opportunities to thousands of people in this city. Additionally, the areas around his malls have had an economic revitalization with new housing, retail, and office space being built around them. Even during the recent Brazilian recession his malls continued to grow both physically and when it comes to revenues and profits for both him and the businesses that have decided to open their stores in his malls.

 

For Samuel Strauch, The Value Is In His Values

There are people that are created for success. The real estate Mogul Samuel Strauch is one of those people. The secret to this successful business is the values that he brings to his life and work.

WHO IS SAMUEL STRAUCH?

Samuel Strauch is a real estate Mogul, he is principal at Metrick Real Estate. A graduate of the renowned University of Hofstra in business. As well as other programs from University of Rotterdam and the prestigious Harvard University, Upon graduation, he cut his teeth in banking. He did this, till he joined his family owned business. The family business introduced him to real estate and he was instantly hooked.
 
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Having being with the family for some time, In 2002 he decided to branch out on his own. He successfully runs this business till date. He grows his business empire through his personal values. He engages in various real estate ventures, in the South Florida area and also Latin America.
 
Samuel Strauch’s values are embedded in his philosophical ideas that have continued to guide him to be a leader in his field. My favorite of his quotes is, “Always think win-win. That is a critical point with your team, partners, investors, and everybody you interact with”. This quote proves that Mr. Samuel Strauch is willing to give whatever he does in life his best and failure is not an option.
 
In his spare time Samuel Strauch is fervent and passionate about art and photography. Samuel Strauch is definitely a success story.

Read more: Samuel Strauch On How To Create A Positive Work Environment

Hussain Sajwani Exceeds All Expections

Hussain Sajwani is a prominent real estate developer in Dubai. Has become well known for his revolutionary marketing techniques and his prowess as a successful businessman. He is known all throughout the Middle East for his savvy in business.

 

When he was a young boy in school he worked very long hours for his father who owned a variety store selling pens, shirts, lighters and many other imported items. His long hours after school made Hussain decide that he would never go into business for himself because the hours were too long. He made a vow that he would attend university and get a professional job so he would be able to work regular hours. Learn more: http://www.forbes.com/profile/hussain-sajwani

 

He attended the University of Washington in the United States and received an engineering degree. He then went back to his home area and worked in the oil and gas industry. After a couple of years, Sajwani started a catering business which ended up feeding the US Army during the two Gulf Wars. That company is still in business and doing well.

 

When the United Arab Emeritz decided to allow foreigners to settle in the country, it opened up a very good real estate opportunity, and Sajwani took advantage of that opportunity. He formed the DAMAC company which is today one of the largest real estate development companies in the Middle East. As the DAMAC owner, Sajwani has developed over 19,000 apartments and has over 44,000 different units in development in different stages.

 

One of the ploys that Sajwani used in the early years was to promise a “Bentley for every Apartment,” which certainly got everyone’s attention. Sajwani adheres to sound business practices when setting up his projects. He always pays for the land for his developments in cash. That way he always has his locations guaranteed. He also has separate banking and accounting functions for each project, thus each development stands on its own with no mingling of funds.

 

Sawwani also includes family members in the business and many members of the Hussain Sajwani family are fully involved in the business. The story of Sajwani’s business history is a fascinating one and well worth reading about. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hussainsajwani

 

George Soros must Rise Again to Stop Hatred Towards Immigrants

George Soros is a smart man. He is a very knowledgeable businessman and investor that has managed to amass a huge fortune by investing within the British economy. Soros doesn’t dabble that much in business these days. He now places his focus onto politics. Two areas that now get his attention are the issues surrounding immigration and terrorism. George Soros firmly believes that President Donald Trump is ruining America because of these two very important and controversial issues.

President Donald Trump issued a Muslim immigration ban back early in 2017. This ban restricts Muslim people from certain countries from entering the U.S. George Soros opposes this ban because he limits the rights and freedoms from people who are legitimately migrating into the United States. He also realizes that many refugees from turbulent countries will be limited from coming into the U.S. as well.

Know more: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros

Soros understands that the U.S. must protect itself from the dangers of terrorism. However, he does not believe that this is the way to deal with this problem. Soros believes that the president is doing more to promote terrorism and fear by restricting Muslims from entering into the United States.

In case you did not know, George Soros is an immigrant and not a natural born American citizen. The nation of Hungary is his birth home, though he is an American citizen. Soros has citizenship in both places. Since Soros is an immigrant, he understands from first-hand experience how important the laws are to immigration within the United States. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.

The billionaire financier believes that Trump’s actions are stirring up a lot of anger and resentment around the world because of this ban. Many Muslim people within the U.S. feel alienated and terrified by his comments. He also points out that many Muslims outside of the six nations that have been banned, are pretty upset as well. After all, if this ban was successful; the ban could be extended beyond the original six countries. Soros believes that Trump’s actions have the potential for creating a lot of future problems for the U.S.

Hate crimes in America are already on the rise. More than enough of these crimes are directed at Muslim people that are within the U.S. He even believes that more hatred will be fueled toward immigrants and there will be a greater amount of violence directed toward U.S. citizens from Muslim (terrorist) sympathizers within the U.S.

The main thing that Soros is concerned about is that people are branding all immigrants criminals. He knows that this is not true and does not want immigrants to be viewed in this way. Soros wants to continue his support of democratic causes especially those that protect immigrants everywhere. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.

Success Academy Struggles To Keep Up With Demand For Its Impressive Educational Programs

The Success Academy brand that has made waves in the charter school industry across New York City as the group has seen an amazing level of growth since it established its first school in 2006 in the culturally diverse area of Harlem. Founder Eva Moskowitz has recently made it clear she believes the ever expanding wait list for a spot at the more than 40 Success Academy locations across New York City show just how impressive the work she and her colleagues have completed has been; the shocking statistics show that if Moskowitz was permitted to make use of some of the more than 5,000 empty seats currently unused in New York public schools the Success Academy program could be provided for some of the more than 17,000 families who applied for just over 3,000 seats at Success Academy locations.

There are a number of reasons why the Success Academy has proven such as major area of growth in the education sector where charter schools have not always met with high levels of success. The innovative nature of the Success Academy has led to the school network taking a different approach to that seen in the public school system across the U.S., which includes the need for more periods of time where students can express themselves and enjoy recess times that are often taken away as a punishment by educators in public school systems.

Although the approach of Success Academy may seem to be a different one, the charter school system is obviously becoming a success as the test scores that are used by public school system experts have consistently been higher than those seen in traditional New York schools. Not only does Success Academy seek to bring about a new level of success in the education system, the aim is to engage students in the local community to help them have a greater understanding of the world around them; Success Academy brings farm fresh food into its schools and also looks to build community links that create more engaged citizens as students move through their lives even after they have completed their studies.