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Building a Strong Voice
Associations of many kinds are support systems for working and beginning professionals alike. Those who are new to the professional world or showing interest in the professional world as students. They usually start to lose focus and commitment if not supported by an association greater than themselves. One of the reasons why the association with associations is so powerful, says AIA’s Robert Ivy, is that professionals take on the values of the association thru commitment to the association. In a recent study performed by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)in 2010 showed the number of associations to be growing. Today there are 52,000 associations across America. ASAE defined two types of associations, trade and professional. While trade associations seek number of members, professional associations have the added dimension providing relevant tools and opportunities for career and professional development and advancement. Robert Ivy, speaking for AIA, whom he has led as CEO and Vice President since 2011, says that AIA has members who act as lobbyists before Congress on behalf of the AIA. The lobbyists were instrumental in gaining tax legislation for AIA. Read more about Robert Ivy at Tulane School of Architecture website.
Deposit of Profesional Knowledge
One of the benefits of being associated with an organization is the kids of information the organization can gain for its members. For example, AIA obtains many tools for its over 90,000 members: newsletters, a Professional Journal, website presence with multiple benefits and professionally written articles, specific pools of knowledge associated with different and distinct architectural disciplines. AIA offers many types of membership from an associate to a professional association for those who have practiced architecture for many years.
Honors and Awards
Another reason persons join a professional association is to be associated with credible professionals or to gain credibility among peers of the profession. For example, Robert Ivy became a member of Alpha Rho Chi, a Fraternity for architects. Recently the fraternity bestowed upon Robert Ivy the name of “Master Architect,” a distinction only bestowed upon seven other members of Alpha Rho Chi. Associations like AIA present on their superior members honors and awards. AIA bestowed upon Robert Ivy the honor of Fellow, which is their highest honor awarded. Visit Archinect to know more about Robert Ivy.
Many investment opportunities that could end up being life changers for some get passed up because they are portrayed as too sensational. Too many investors get burned by actual scams that they will even overlook a gem if it was in front of their face. It doesn’t help with all the fraud that does take place in the world of finance. Investors have to be more careful than ever with their hard-earned capital. “Freedom Checks” were called a scam by almost everyone until there was enough due diligence performed to prove that they can offer returns that many traditional investments can’t beat. Visit stockgumshoe.com to know more.
To partake in the returns that can be made from “Freedom Checks”, an individual must place their money in “Master Limited Partnerships”. Most investors are completely unaware of MLPs and even stockbrokers with a decent amount of experience may be unfamiliar with them. The tax code is the reason that MLP investing is so profitable. A company that is an MLP can avoid paying federal income taxes if they distribute ninety percent of their profit to their shareholders. Even after distributing that amount of profit, the company still comes out ahead. Investors benefit greatly because they don’t have to pay income taxes on the ‘Freedom Checks” the company pays to its’ shareholders. An investor is required to pay a capital gains tax if they sell their shares for a higher price than they paid for them, but this is normally less than income taxes. Read this article about Freedom Checks at Banyan Hill.
Investors may believe that receiving “Freedom Checks” requires very special steps and loopholes. Any individual with a brokerage account and a small starting sum of capital can invest in MLPs because they trade like any other stock. There are MLPs with reasonable share prices which means that an investor does not need to be rich to take advantage of the potential returns from investing in MLPs. Once an investor becomes an owner in an MLP, the company will send “Freedom Checks” directly to their brokerage account or in the mail. This is potentially an ideal investment for an individual who needs a decent income stream but who is trying to avoid the headaches of extra tax payments.
When hospitals and medical practices need to hire qualified doctors and medical specialists to serve their patients where do they look? The answer is not always as simple as one might think.
Many people would likely look to medical schools or connect with residents who are nearing the completion of their degree program to fill vital openings that they have. While seeking out doctors from medical schools is an excellent and straightforward approach it is possible that a medical practice or institution might find itself in need of candidates that have a little more experience particularly if the position requires the person who fills it to be experienced in a speciality such as radiology, oncology or gynecology. Read more about Brian Torchin on Glassdoor.
While it might be easy to find a professional who is a general practitioner it can be much harder to find medical professionals who have specialized in specific fields and whose background indicates that they have the skills that will meet the needs of a hospital or those of a practice. In this situation one might find an experienced medical professional in the same manner that a corporation that is in need of a new Chief Executive Officer would find its new leader. The best way to find a new Chief Executive Officer is to enlist the help of a headhunting firm. These firms keep rosters of business people who are qualified to take on executive leadership roles in the C-suites of large firms. Medical staffing firms such as the one founded by human resources expert Brian Torchin perform a similar function but one that is tailored to meet the needs of medical institutions in need of talent.
Brian Torchin is the Chief Executive Officer of Health Care Recruitment Counselors Staffing or HCRC Staffing. HCRC Staffing is a placement company that focuses on recruiting qualified medical professionals to meet the needs of hospitals and medical practices that are seeking to fill openings with professionals who are great for the position and for their organization. Health Care Recruitment Counselors Staffing has experience working to recruit professionals such as dentists, physical therapists, physician’s assistants, chiropractors and doctors from all specialities.
Currently, the largest tourism firm in Brazil CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. serves over 8.5 million passengers domestically and overseas. Its founder Guilherme Paulus and business partner Carlos Vicente Cerchiari founded the company in 1972 when they were in their twenties. Guilherme Paulus was destined for greatness because at this time he had already completed an internship at the internationally respected company IBM.
Carlos would walk away from the company in 1974 two years after they cofounded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. Carlos sold his portion of the company Guilherme Paulus and from this point forward he would run the company according to the way he felt is best. The business graduate and young businessman continued to expand the reach of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. over the next 40 years.
Today, the firm accounts for over 209 points of sale both in Brazil and overseas. Currently, their offices in 23 states in Brazil, and also in Argentina, Uruguay Chile and France. Guilherme Paulus continues to be one of the most revered businessmen in the country. Mr. Paulus Is held in such high regard from providing thousands of employment opportunities and donating to multiple charities that impact many citizens directly. In 2013, Mr. Paulus was named the chairman of the board of directors at CVS tourism in October of that year.
Guilherme Paulus also founded another branch of the tourism industry, a hotel chain. In 2005, he founded the GJP hotels and resort group. From his heavy investments into the chain, he perfectly positioned himself to take full advantage of the World Cup, which came to Brazil in 2014 and the Summer Olympics, which followed two years later in 2016. In 2013, he was named as a billionaire by Forbes magazine 4 years later, he would be named Entrepreneur of the Year by Money magazine.
A June 2018 feature in the online publication Chronicle of the Week highlights how Neurocore Brain Performance Centers improved the performance of professional quarterback Kirk Cousins.
The article details how Cousins struggled with his first NFL team, the Washington Redskins. The author reports that getting him out of this slump meant reconnecting the quarterback Dr. Tim Royer, the founder of Neurocore Brain Performance Centers, whom he met while a senior at Michigan State. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.
They determined his poor performance had to with his lack of recovery from the ordeals of highly competitive professional football. Cousins’ brain, it was reported, remained in “high gear” after a game and continued to release adrenaline and cortisol when it was not necessary. This negatively affected his ability to recover, such as getting a good night’s sleep and finding that “sweet spot” that leads to optimal performance.
— Neurocore (@neurocore) July 30, 2018
The Chronicle feature also mentioned Neurocore’s partnership with the Portland Trail Blazers. The two developed the “brain room,” a space where basketball players could go to exercise similar coping mechanisms to the game-time “rush.” Read more about Neurocore at glassdoor.com.
The “brain room” utilizes “EEG” leads to help train athletes’ minds to recover after the high-energy electrical and chemical signals used to help athletes thrive on the court are no longer needed. Players relax with a favorite DVD, which is stopped when their brains start exhibiting signs of stress. Getting back to active recovery restarts the DVD.
Training the brain to switch off the adrenaline systems and other mechanisms is the aim of the “brain room.”
Neurocore Brain Performance Centers has six locations, four in Michigan and two in Florida. Treatments at these facilities provide science-based approaches and advanced imaging technology to address ailments from depression to ADHD. Memory Boot Camp is another treatment choice at Neurocore Brain Performance Centers. The program is set up to address memory and the “aging brain.”
GoBuyside has changed the manner by which organizations engage in hiring and recruitment of employees. Notably, getting talented and qualified employees to fill the positions within the organization is a challenge. Thus founding the GoBuyside by Arjun Kapur was aimed at ensuring employer gets the best individuals to provide quality services. Read this article at Accesswire. GoBuyside offers a wide range of services such as recruitment, financial management and other drivers of the business. Some of the main clients of GoBuyside are the Fortune 500 COMPANY, Hedge Fund, Private Equity Fund among others. Despite the few years, the company has been in operation; it has opened offices in places such as New York, South East New York, and other places.
— GoBuyside (@gobuyside) June 29, 2018
The engine behind the success of GoBuyside is Arjun Kapur who holds a wide range of experience from his previous employment engagement of working with individuals from different cultural backgrounds within 40 cities. Before getting into employment, Arjun Kapur graduated with a bachelor degree in Economics from John Hopkins University. He later enrolled for a Master degree in Business Administration at Stanford University. The GoBuyside main objective is to ensure the information asymmetry regarding employees and employment is eliminated. Recently, research conducted shows that there is a large mismatch between the skills job seekers have and what the employers a looking. It is also difficult for employers to get new talent within the market. Thus to eliminate this challenge GoBuyside company has disclosed the importance of seeking its services to tap new talents from the market. According to the Article by GoBuyside, it is essential to use specialists rather than other generalist approaches. Through the use of specialists such as GoBuyside in recruiting new talent, there are advantages that an organization gets. For instance, some of the advantages include reduced opportunity costs, access to more talent which in the future could be an investment and increased niche expertise. Through the use of specialist, the organizations are in a position to leap big buy getting the best talent within the market. Having the specialists conducting recruitment have an added advantage since the standards are set high, and only the best are recruited. Follow GoBuyside on Facebook.
The rise of Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has taken many by surprise because of its meteoric nature. While some may know him as the chairman of the Bradesco bank, his efforts have allowed him to set his sights just a bit higher.
Bradesco has only had a small handful of presidents over the course of its life span and the selection process has often been compared to a war of attrition. Past presidents have even found themselves thrust into the role after they were given very little consideration during the selection process.
Lázaro Brandão and Márcio Cypriano are the last two men to fill this position and neither of them were placed on any of the initial short lists. In this same tradition, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has found himself in a brand new role. He will now serve as the president of Bradesco and he hopes to carry on the same tradition that has been established by his predecessors.
As a former chairman for this banking group, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is well equipped to handle the ins and outs of his new position. Trabuco is breaking tradition in one key way, though. He is one of the first people to assume the role of president while also receiving a great deal of consideration for the task.
Unlike his predecessors who made their way into the presidency after being lightly regarded initially, Trabuco’s past experience made him something of a shoo in candidate. He started from the bottom as a clerk and worked his way up and this makes him a truly special president. He’s spent decades working with the bank and observers believe that it is the job he was born to do.
Bradesco has placed a high level of emphasis on maintaining the proper continuity and what better way to do that than by hiring a president who knows their inner workings like few others? As a bank that prides itself on maintaining some level of market leadership, a president who can help them navigate the marketplace in the years to come is needed.
The bank is going to face challenges in the years to come. After losing its foothold at the top of the marketplace, Bradesco believes that Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is the man who will take them back to the top. Everything about his track record suggests that he is the perfect president to lead this bank through the trials and tribulations that they are going to face when it comes to returning to the top of the market.
His demeanor is calm and his objectives are simple. Before Bradesco became the bank that they are known as today, Trabuco provided them with the tools they need to become less averse to the media according to folha.uol.com.br. He also changed the manner in which the bank groups their clients so that segmented services can now be offered. His past modernization related successes bode well for the future prospects of Bradesco and he will certainly position the bank in the best way possible.
Learn more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: https://www.istoedinheiro.com.br/o-bradesco-de-brandao-trabuco/
When a disaster takes place in a community, it has an effect on a lot of people and there is help that needs to be given to that community. There are government agencies that step in and help out in disaster stricken areas, but there are times when the government cannot do all that needs to be done. There are ways that businesses can step in and help out, and there are times when the government needs those businesses and the help that they can offer. Barbara Stokes and Green Structure Homes help out in those times when a disaster has taken place. Read more at Business Insider.
There are people who are without a home after a disaster strikes and they are in need of help from someone who can give them a place to live. Barbara Stokes has worked with Green Structure Homes to make sure that they are providing all of the help possible to victims of disaster. Green Structure Homes creates modular homes for those who are in need of a place to live. They have developed a temporary home that can house individuals who would not have anywhere to go otherwise, and that home is something that fits with the government’s rules regarding such a place and the safety and quality of construction that it must possess. Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.
The homes that are created by Green Structure Homes and used as living places for those in disaster stricken areas are made in a state-of-the-art way. They are special homes. These homes are set up with sprinkler systems to keep them and those living in them safe. These homes can be set up in just days.
Green Structure Homes is registered as a Disaster Relief Construction Contractor. Run by Barbara Stokes and her husband, this company is headquartered in Huntsville, AL. This company is working on expanding its reach so that it can help more people when they are in need. This company works to make sure that its homes that it creates are functional and that they work out well for those who live in them. They make the homes affordable, functional, and ready for use.
Know more: https://about.me/barbarastokes
After leaving Tinder (a dating application she co-founded) due to discrimination and sexual harassment, Whitney Wolfe started Bumble (a dating site that allows women to initiate contact). She was at first a little uncomfortable being called a feminist, but her sexual harassment claims with Tinder changed that. She has decided to take charge of putting women on the advantage when it comes to online dating, refusing to be silenced by men.
She is married to Michael Herd and was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Whitney holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Southern Methodist University. Whitney Wolfe started her entrepreneurial skills during the BP oil spill selling bamboo bags to affected people. She has worked with humanitarian organizations for orphanages in South East Asia. She began her technological journey at 22 at Hatch Labs starting Tinder as an IAC startup incubator project.
This has seen her named among the most influential Time 100 people in 2018 by TIME, a Meredith Corporation. She is joined on the list by 45 other women an all-time high and features among the under 40 people on the list.
Speaking at the annual SXSW festival, Whitney Wolfe said she is not after revenge with Tinder but believes in spreading positive values of love and kindness. Her initial idea with Tinder was to rewrite the internet by providing a social network that spreads good behavior. Whitney Wolfe was observant of the fact that the leading social platforms are all founded by men and was motivated to spur Bumble as a woman founder to great heights like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
A firm believer in helpful values, she leads Bumble to ban guns pictures saying that they demonstrate violence and at Bumble, they do not seek to highlight such. The stance was a serious one that saw 5,000 moderators hired to go through all images despite a backlash on the ban.
Bumble BFF is a networking tool on Bumble aimed at helping same-sex individuals find friends. Bumble BFF was started by Bumble users and caters for their need to look for new friends to go out with, wine, or hang around with. Bumble Bizz encourages women to seek mentors and new work opportunities in different industries. The Bumble Bizz ascertains your work credentials and your past work history and but as a woman, you still make the first move. Bumble Bizz aims at retaining users for long as a career are a lifetime by establishing strong friendship and relationship ties.
Managing all of your investments can be difficult and time-consuming. If you’re unaware of how to properly manage these investments, it could mean disaster for you and your future financial well-being. If this has been an issue for you in the past, it’s time to hire a capital management firm like Highland Capital. The beauty about choosing a capital management firm is that they deal with any and all of the hedge funds, structured investments and other money situations for you, leaving you time for other and more important things in life. Plus, because your investments are are managed for you, you know they are being organized and run in the best way possible. Read this article at investopedia.com.
Founded in 1993, Highland Capital is one of the oldest capital management agencies in the United States. They are based out of Dallas, Texas, but they have offices all over the country and can help those who do not have access to one of their locations. While it’s easy to see why so many people have chosen Highland Capital, it’s important to contact this company to see the types of services they are offering and how much they charge for their management options. You will find that hiring Highland Capital actually saves you money over time because of all of the work they can do on the investments that you’ve done.
They have a total asset value of 18.7 billion dollars due to the large number of clients they work with on a daily basis. Along with working with lots of people, Highland Capital also employs well over 100 different employees who are all experienced and trained in the investment industry. Whether you have a hedge fund that needs to be managed or even a distressed fund that is having issues at the moment, Highland Capital is there to help when and where they can at a fee that you’re going to find to be affordable and easy on a budget. Visit hcp.com to know more.
The most important thing to remember about Highland Capital is that you’re going to be finding something that is helpful in a way that you wouldn’t be able to handle on your own. There are tons of investment and capital management agencies, but there is a reason why thousands upon thousands of people have been using Highland Capital and are finding this company to be one of the better ones available to them. Once you make the decision to utilize Highland Capital, you’re going to have any and all of your investment strategies managed for you in a way that will allow you to feel confident that these investments are only going to grow with time as opposed to fail and lose you lots of money.