Dick DeVos appoints new CEO for The Stow Company

The Stow Company is one of the biggest companies in the organizational products sector and custom home storage. The newly appointed CEO, Phil Dolci, 48, is succeeding Frank Newman, 67, who is retiring. Devos said that Phil brings the experience and knowledge required to drive The Stow Company forward. Phil has been a leader for over 23 years in consumer products manufacturing and marketing. He recently served as the CEO for a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of products, Crossman Corporation, based in Cincinnati.


Dolci’s has held leadership positions at the U.S. Playing Cards, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation; Sanford, ConAgra Foods, Dean Foods and Kraft Foods. Dolci has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.


The Stow Company was founded in 1984 having manufacturing facilities at Windquest Drive in Holland and Indianapolis. The company has employed around 280 people. The products are sold under the following categories, ORG Home custom solutions, EasyClosets, do-it-yourself, Easy Track modular storage systems and Distinctive Wine Cellars. The Stow Company is part of the Windquest Group owned by Amway Scion and his wife, Betsy DeVos.


Dick Devos is an entrepreneur-businessman from Michigan. He was born in October 21, 1955 to his father Amway co-founder Richard DeVos. He has served as the CEO of the consumer goods distribution company from 1993-2002. Forbes magazine listed him as the 67th richest person in the United States with an estimated net worth of approximately $5.1 billion.


DeVos started working with Amway Corporation in 1974. He held leadership positions in different divisions including research and development, manufacturing, marketing, sales and finance. In 1984, was made responsible for the company’s operations in 18 countries. Under his leadership, the company established new markets and tripled international sales and for the first time in history exceeded domestic sales.


DeVos family acquired, the National Basketball Association’s Orlando Magic in 1991. He became president of the team. DeVos was noted to be a result oriented and requiring detailed management individual other than a controlling person by the Orlando Sentinel’s Larry Guest.


After two years at the Orlando Magic, Dick DeVos joined Amway as its President. He succeeded his father Rich DeVos and expanded the firm to more than 50 countries and to six continents. In 2000, DeVos oversaw a corporate restructuring where Alticor was born and other subsidiary companies. This downsizing brought more profits and eradicated possible loss of the company.

Hair Care Product Wen By Chaz Works

WEN is a hair care product that has been one of the most effective on the market. Recently a woman tried the product for one week and was able to get excellent results. She found out that her hair would get stronger as well as look much better and healthier. After using this product she was able to conclude that Wen By Chaz is a great hair product to use for people with all different hair types especially for those with very thin and fine hair. With a number of natural ingredients, Wen By Chaz is able to help users maintain their hair by keeping it in the best possible condition. See, http://www.wen.com/.
The hair care product Wen By Chaz is a leading formula for maintaining hair due to it containing a number of natural ingredients. Unlike most other shampoo and conditioners, according to Allure.com, Wen By Chaz is able to prevent damage to the hair. As a result it will make your hair improve in appearance as well as strength. The natural ingredients help nourish your hair along with ensuring that it looks thicker. No matter what kind of hair you have, the product will enable users to keep their hair healthy and strong at all times.

Since Wen By Chaz is a 5 in 1 formula it is more than just a shampoo and conditioner. It is also used to treat hair, style it as well as boost which gives it shine and softness. With these additional features, Wen By Chaz is able to meet the needs of all of its users. This product has been reviewed on facebook, it is ideal for both men and women so it is able to help either gender maintain their hair. When it comes to using this product all you need to do is pour a small portion on your hand, rub it together up to 24 times and then rub it on your scalp. You will then need to add water and move the product over the rest of your hair. Then you will just need to rinse it.


George Gascon Makes a Charge Against Police Union

The police union is receiving criticism from George Gascon, the District Attorney of San Francisco. Among the criticisms that Gascon has given to the police union is that they are obstructionist. Gascon himself is met with some charges against him from Gary Delagnes who has written a statement of the overall character of Gascon. Delagnes recounts a time when Gascon was drunk and made some very offensive remarks at a restaurant that upset some of the other patrons there to the point that the patron had to ask him to tone it down. Delagnes’s account has been backed by Halloran.

Delagnes has released a statement that stated that he made the choice to speak out about the statement that Gascon made to the blue-ribbon panel. One thing that Delagnes notes is that Gascon does take some issues wiht the rank and files of the union while he was still in the department. Delagnes and Gascon have often spoke through the phone for up to three weeks. They have talked about various aspects that concerned the Police Department beyond the POA. Delagnes has talked about the candid and productive nature of the conversations he and the current District Attorney had.

While Gascon was chief of the police force, he has made a lot of choices that Delagnes has considered fair. He had no criticism of the system of discipline. He has never said anything about any problems he might have had with the system to Delagnes. Among the things that Gary Delagnes has noted about Gascon was that he hasn’t said anything about any biases when it comes to gender, sexual orientation, and race. Delagnes has also states that he has never heard anything of it from him talking to anyone else. As of right now, there is a lot of controversy being settled about the SFPD.

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Marc Spark’s Boldness Has Made Him Achieve a Lot in Business

Marc Sparks is one of the smartest entrepreneurs in the United States of America. He has significantly contributed to the business sector in his home town of Dallas Texas where he runs Timber Creek Capital. This is a private equity firm that he has helped grow from its infancy.

Although Marc Parks didn’t receive a college education, he has been able to do most things the people who went to college have done and surpasses it. This has also been contributed to his tenacity, passion and a keen eye in business. These principles have made him the person he is today, not only in business but in other dimensions of life charity and sports.

For over the last three decades Marc Sparks has been involved in many startup business enterprises in the United States of America. His experience in business and entrepreneurship has enabled him steer these companies to where they are today. Although some companies he was engaged with never took off, this has taught him a valuable lesson that you can’t always win them all. He doesn’t take defeat personally but it humbles him and draws vital lessons from such experiences.

He is the founder and the current Chief Executive Officer of Timber Creek Capital, a successful private equity firm in the Dallas area. The input of Timber Creek has helped many businesses in Texas grow and expand their operations. The firm has also grown exponentially due to the contributions made by the employees. He has instilled values that enable them work together a s a team and ensure that clients are satisfied. Learn more at http://www.nbcdvd.com/marc-sparks-more-business-than-usual/ and http://citrite.org/marc-sparks-a-business-success-story/

Timber Creek Capital provides capital the clients need, merchant marketing, office space and many other essential services.   Marc sparks has stated that the success he has been able to achieve after all this time can be attributed to God. Having been a C+ student in school, he believes that God has given him the passion and the much needed energy to work towards his dreams and passion.

Apart from being an astute businessman, he is also involved with other outdoor activities that help him clear his mind and develop business ideas. These activities include playing golf, hiking, fishing, hunting and biking. He also loves travelling and has been able to travel to many exotic places around the world.   Mr. Sparks is also engaged in philanthropic activities in and around Dallas in Texas – Marc Sparks – President @ Timber Creek Capital.

According to  a report from Spark Tank, Marc Sparks supports a homeless shelter called the Samaritan Inn and ensures that they people there have enough of the basic items that they need. He has been involved in this project since the 1980s.

He is also writing a book called They Can’t Eat You. The book documents his life experiences and the experiences he has had as an entrepreneur. He hopes that the successes and challenges he documents will help someone also achieve his or her own dreams.

Shea Butter Improves a Nation, Not Just Skin

The women of Africa, especially Ghana, have always labored to collect the fruit and the nut of the karite or shea tree to make shea butter. Today, however, they are able to make a sustainable living doing this lifelong labor, by providing their shea product to distributors who are responsible for putting a jar of the dermatology wonder in your medicine cabinet.

Enterprising Women of Ghana and USA
The women who gathered shea nuts years ago knew it was important for many DIY home remedies, particularly healing the skin and beautifying their hair. Shea Butter has been used by Africans for hundreds of years to treat a number of skin related and health problems including:

  • dry skin,
  • ashy skin,
  • blemishes,
  • psoriasis,
  • burns,
  • muscular aches,
  • joint pains,
  • respiratory ills,
  • pulmonary chest congestion,
  • eczema
  • stretch marks in tissue

After the product made its way into the Western World’s kitchens and bathrooms, the African women now had an outlet to sell shea nuts for shea butter. They could better provide for their families by helping us all better care for our own families’ skin issues, injuries and even nurture our hair with shea butter. By ensuring we are using products that are 95% shea butter, we guarantee full health results for our family, and guarantee full economic support to the women of Ghana.

Eugenia Shea Crusades for Economic and Moral Principles
American born Naa-sakle Aleuto, founder, elected as the first President of the Global Shea Alliance and serving as a member of Ghana’s National Steering Committee on Shea, has garnered Naa-sakle Aleuto international attention for Shea Eugenia’s motto of empowering women “all the way down”. A Harvard Business graduate and a ravashing beauty that certainly speaks well of using 95% shea butter regularly, Naa-sakle was encouraged by her mother, Eugenia, to begin the company as a means of extending assistance and economic improvement to women still living in Ghana and suffering from Ghana’s poverty.

Contact Eugenia Shea today to learn more about this valuable product and how you could become a part of the industry. By keeping the products at no less than 95% shea butter, Eugenia Shea stands heads above all competitors. By returning significant share of the profits to the women of Ghana’s shea product, Eugenia Shea stands doubly above competitors with economic and moral principles.

Handybook Grows from Humble Beginnings

The simplest things in life seem to be worth the most and this thought process can be ascribed almost literally to the work of Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua. Hanrahan and Dua were two students at the Harvard Business School when they stumbled upon their million dollar idea: an application that connects job providers with people that need work done. At its core Handybook, or Handy, focuses on networking freelance workers with customers who need their service. Handy is essentially a well moderated middleman application and it does its job with such gusto that the app has almost taken over the market. How did we get here?

Handybook has seen itself grow more and more since the start of 2012’s work. Hanrahan and Dua were pulled into a Highland Capital incubator, a place where businesses are grown, and they were soon surrounded with engineers and freelancers that were helping to make their application the best that it could be. In the earliest days of Handybook you would see Hanrahan and Dua tag along with the freelance workers that were taking part in the program, gaining important feedback, and partaking in the actual work themselves. Hanrahan and Dua were completely pulled into the work itself and success was quickly beginning to show as a result.

Nowadays you can use Handybook in 13 different cities in North America. Right now the plan for Dua and Hanrahan is to continue honing in on what makes their service so good before expanding out to more and more cities. Right now the biggest spenders are located in California: Los Angeles and San Francisco but there is a expectation to see continued success all over the country. There are more than 10,000 transactions being made every month and a whole network of freelance workers that are aiming to make them all happen. House cleaning is the primary draw for people utilizing the app but there has been renewed focus on trying to expand the scope of their freelance arsenal. We won’t be surprised to see Handybook turn into one of the largest job booking apps in the world here soon.

George Soros Warns About China

A recent article for Bloomberg included a prediction by George Soros that China could be headed for an economic meltdown similar to what we recently experienced with the global economic crisis of 2007 through 2008. In general, Soros said he has grave concerns about the credit market in China, which is currently the second largest economy in the world. According to Soros, the Chinese government on topics.wsj.com is continuing with a backwards policy of constantly financing its debt without any signal that it intends to reign it in anytime soon. This should be a serious warning sign to investors, according to Soros, especially in light of the fact that the Chinese government pumped an extra 2.34 trillion yuan into the country’s debt funnel last month, which is much more than the 1.4 trillion yuan it was expected to fork over. Soros said he is watching this particular situation very closely because of the magnitude of the debt involved and the potentially grave international consequences if the Chinese government cannot take care of its own debt.

In addition, George Soros links the current situation in China to what occurred in the U.S. in 2007 and 2008 based on the destination of the money being supplied by the government-backed banks in China. Instead of paying down bad debts and cutting off the financial hemorrhage, it appears that the Chinese banks are throwing money at bleeding enterprises to try to keep them afloat. This is bad business from Soros’ perspective on Investopedia and should be monitored very carefully because of the global implications of a Chinese financial crash.

Even more important than the specific numbers, George Soros said, is the fact that there is an environment of uncertainty and instability in the Chinese financial and banking systems. This makes investors anxious about investing in Chinese markets and unable to predict how the Chinese government would handle a crisis like the one from 2007 to 2008. Despite protestations from the Chinese government otherwise, George Soros said it would be unwise to trust the government to make smart choices right now.

Soros has a long track record of success in monitoring international financial markets and predicting global trends. According to Bloomberg, his total net worth stands at an estimated $24 billion. As the founder and president of Soros Fund Management, Soros is a frequent contributor to many major publications on his insight into the international economy and safeguarding against the massive losses that so many people experienced after the financial crash from 2007 and 2008. Soros is particularly savvy with monitoring foreign currency markets and making serious wagers based on the fluctuating exchange rates. He frequently advises major hedge fund clients on the looming global currency trends from which many have made fortunes.

Yeonmi Park a Heartbreaking Story

North Korea is a country that usually conjures up disturbing stories from individuals or families lucky enough to have escaped that brutal totalitarian regime. One such story once again made headlines in 2015 when a girl by the name of Yeonmi Park had released a book on Amazon.com titled “In Order to Live.” (https://reason.com/blog/2015/11/15/yeonmi-parks-north-korean-defector-story)
Yeonmi Park was born on October 4, 1993 in the city of Hyesan, North Korea. Her father Keum Sook Byeon, used to work for the government as a civil servant and her mother Keum Sook Byeon, was a nurse for the army. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Yeon-mi)

The park family like many North Koreans families were poor and were always food insecure. When she was only eight years old, Yeonmi’s father, in an attempt to try to feed his family got involved in some illegal trading and was subsequently caught and sentenced to hard labor. This left Yeonmi and her sister Eunmi to fend for themselves and sometimes eat plants and bugs to survive while her mother was desperately trying to negotiate her husband’s release. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelley-calkins/north-korean-defector-yeo_b_8491406.html)

One of the more disturbing details of her agonizing life story was the the fact that Yeonmi was forced to collect human and animal excrement (poop) to meet the government’s waste quota. This was the result of a government’s fertilizer shortage. (http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2015/10/01/five-facts-about-north-korean-defector-yeonmi-park/)

Fed up and desperate Yeonmi, age 13 at the time, and her mother in 2007 decided that they were going to flee the country. Yeonmi and her mother fled into China where they ostensibly were raped and exploited at the mercy of illegal traffickers. In 2008 her father, who by now had reunited with his fleeing family in China had died and Yeonmi was forced to bury him in the mountains out of fear for being discovered. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Yeon-mi)

From there, Yeonmi and her mother fled into South Korea where they eventually settled and with the help of the South Korean intelligence members reunited with her sister Eunmi.

What makes this story so compelling and fascinating according to the Reason, is not only the harrowing details this family endures, but the desperate attempt by the North Korean regime trying to discredit her account of the story and paint her off as a spy. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Yeon-mi)

Yeonmi is currently working as a human rights activist, author and speaker and hopes to one day be able to write a “happy book” about the fall of the brutal North Korean regime. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelley-calkins/north-korean-defector-yeo_b_8491406.html)

Handy Becoming a Growing Force that Cleans Up

If Uber can turn driving into a quick and regular network service, then Handy seeks to do the same with housecleaning.

So far there seems to be a big market for such home cleaning services. Handy went over a million in cleaning bookings back last year and register more than 10,000 jobs in a month. Last year, they raised some $50 million to expand to more cities and continue to growing their business.

Handy has helped make on-demand cleaning through mobile app a popular venture. Utilizing networks including a mobile application, Handy connects clients to potential cleaning services right away. The use of applications on mobile phones also allows clients to quickly get in contact with a cleaning professional. Convenience, less hassle, and timely service are the keys to Handy’s success.

The company handles both payment and scheduling needs for customers and workers alike, serving to cover both the supply base and the demand base. This is part of Handy’s success as it can successfully provide for both customer and freelance cleaner.

The cleaning personnel get a solid per hour wage while maintaining work flexibility. Handy makes sure the pay is consistent for the freelance cleaners would consist of their supply pool. The freelancers can choose which sort of job they can take.

In return, the company vets prospective cleaners to make sure their clients are getting the professional service that they are looking for and need. . The company does background checks and even does in-person interviews of professionals to make sure that all their their professional cleaning pool are suitable and trustworthy. Thousands apply, but roughly three percent actually get accepted.

Handy also has expanded its services to include furniture delivery and assembly. This is in addition to plumbing and cleaning services that the company already does through a selected list of freelance operatives.

While Handy has mostly worked on expanding through its early years, the company is paying more attention to quality of customer service. People can now cancel through mobile app as well instead of having certain jobs roll over into the next month.

Operation Smile’s activities boosted by the Launch of Avi Weisfogel’s GoFundMe Campaign

Avi Weisfogel announced the launch of GoFundMe campaign with the intention of facilitating the endeavors of Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an international charitable organization that provides free surgical medications for children. They also do the same for young adults who suffer from cleft lips, cleft palate and other facial deformities. They have set the goal for the campaign at $2000. The mission for Operation Smile is to provide every kid with a bright future. Operation Smile collaborates with hospitals, governments, professionals and other organizations to create surgical care models to ensure they have an effective way of treating the children.

Operation Smile conducts missions across the globe annually .They may involve the importation of medical equipment or professionals who can operate them and perform the surgeries. They work with the local health officers to ensure their mission is effective. This charitable organization was founded in 1982 by Bill and Kathy Magee. All these years they have built many connections and collaborations across the globe and have thousands of volunteers. The first mission was in Philippines where they helped children. To date, the organization has managed to perform 22,000 free surgical procedures. The organization benefits by training local medical professionals.

Avi Weisfogel is a practicing dentist in Old Bridge, NJ. Concerning the GoFundMe campaign, he says that he has always been passionate about giving a helping hand to others. He says being a dentist has developed his passion of helping and educating people on oral health care. He says it is hi background and passions are what have led him into selecting Operation Smile as the organization that was going to benefit from his campaign. Avi Weisfogel was born in March 7, 1072 in New Jersey.

Since he started working as a general dentist he has specialized in sleep patients. He had been interested in marketing and business for dentists so he joined most of the marketing clubs in the field of dentistry. He was successful at marketing implants and full mouth rehabs but the problem was that he could not find a constant stream of oral appliance patients. He then left in 2010 to found a company that was wholly dedicated to sleep. The concept took two years and millions of dollars to achieve its goal. The company had managed to create 250-300 oral appliances per month. Currently Avi has collaborated with Barry to create the Dental Sleep Masters Program. He was focusing on reaching more physicians, dentists and patients to improve health care in the sleep medicine sector.

This article recapped http://www.abc6.com/story/31366182/avi-weisfogel-dds-launches-gofundme-campaign-set-up-to-benefit-operation-smile