Honest And Ethical, Why Aloha Construction Won The BBB Torch Award

The Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics is a prestigious award that is tough to get, as their are six specific criteria that companies must meet to get it. The Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics was started in 1996 to honor companies that demonstrate leadership, social responsibility, following of best practices, and hold extremely high standards when it comes to the their organizational ethics.

In 2017, a panel of 15 judges, representing the BBB that served Chicago and the Northern Illinois region, awarded this prestigious Torch Award to Aloha Construction because of the company’s decade-long history of quality and ethical work within the region and their focus on both their employees and the community that they work within. This award topped off an already impressive year for the company, as 2017 also had them pass an important milestone as they completed their 200,000th roofing job that year as well.

The award was well deserved, as Aloha Construction has a reputation of being a forward-thinking, ethical company. Internally, the company ensures that their employees are treated well. With competitive pay and benefits, they make sure their employees stay, offering them stability, and also, every year, Aloha Construction rewards their highest-performing employees with an all-expenses paid trip to Maui, Hawaii. Externally, the company not only makes sure that they treat their customers well, but also that they treat their community well.

On top of a 10-year Craftsmanship warranty for all their customers, that ensures that any damages will be paid for free of charge during that time, Aloha Construction also offers an annual free roof inspection that ensures that their customers know of any possible damages and that they’ll be able to get that damage repaired before the warranty runs out.

Beyond just supporting their customers, the company also supports the community by sponsoring multiple sports teams, have hosted a local Boys and Girl Club for their Youth of the Month event, and have done events such as a toy shopping spree for a family and a Chicago Bulls VIP ticket giveaway that resulted in a local child with a congenital heart disease, and his friends, being given a great opportunity to see the Bulls play.

Aloha Construction believes in not only being honest with both their employees and their customers, but also believes in helping the community. This led them to winning this prestigious award at the end of last year, and will most likely lead them to more accolades in the future.

https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/17/10/p10230121/aloha-construction-inc-proudly-sponsors-illinois-state-university

Jed McCaleb makes World Altering Prediction

Jed McCaleb is experienced in a variety of different industries in the tech community. He has either created or worked on a variety of innovative technology for the internet and financial industries. With eDonkey, he created a system that made downloading a breeze. Mt. Gox, another one of his creations became the world’s first bitcoin exchange network. Now he is the CTO of Stellar, a blockchain company that McCaleb co-founded alongside Joyce Kim.

 

Stellar enables its customers to conduct international transactions at a cheaper cost than all competition. Stellar is able to accomplish this because of its decentralized structure. All of the transactions completed through Stellar are recorded on the machines of thousands of other users instead of a centralized server. This creates the safest, most secure method of transaction recording in history. Blockchain technology doesn’t only make transferring cash across borders cheaper, it does it faster than any other method available today.

 

This is the reason Jed McCaleb believes the future of cryptocurrency and financial institutions will one day be interwoven. Jed McCaleb made this bold prediction recently in an interview. McCaleb is able to made such an exciting prediction because he has been personally involved in the blockchain industry for years. Stellar was founded in 2014 and has grown exponentially since then.

“There will be a universal payments network that will operate,” Jed McCaleb prophesied in the interview. McCaleb says this system will utilize a public ledger and be able to work with cash from all over the world like euros, dollars, and more.

 

Stellar has been working for the past 4 years to accomplish this vision. Stellar is already implemented in IBM, one of the world’s biggest computer companies, but it is also implemented in countries all over Asia. Stellar has enabled these countries to participate in transactions that were previously impossible. People in these countries who were without financial services now even have access to things most people take for granted like savings and checking accounts.

Lori Senecal, the Consummate Leader of an Advertsing Agency

Lori Senecal is the Global CEO of CP+B or Crispin Porter + Bogusky, an advertising agency responsible for the television ads for today’s Jose Cuervo, Letgo and Domino’s Pizza ads. Before her role in CP+B, Senecal was the CEO and Global Chairman of KBS. As the CEO, KBS grew from an agency with a domestic staff of 250 persons to a worldwide agency with over 900 people. KBS was also recognized by Crain’s as one of the “Best Places to Work in New York City”. KBS was put on the AdAge list of “Standout Agencies” for three years in a row. And before KBS, Lori was President McCann Erickson’s flagship New York office. She was Global Chief Innovation Officer for McCann Worldgroup before that. Check out Interview.net to know more.

Senecal was named among AdAge’s “Women to Watch,” in 2014. She was honored with the Quantum Leap award for leadership and innovation at the AWNY Game Changer Awards in 2013. As a tribute to her respect from her fellow advertising colleagues, Senecal has served as a Member 4A’s and the Ad Council Board of Directors. For more details visit Crunchbase.

Senecal’s leadership qualities were developed early in life. She was the fourth of four girls in her family growing up in Montreal, Canada. Many psychologists think the youngest child is often overly ambitious having at an early age to compete with much more capable individuals. Lori Senecal may have started out struggling to be the best, but when she opted to become a coach of her school’s gymnastics team, she solidified her future. She would never look back, and she has strove to be a leader in every organization in which she has worked.

She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. At McCann Erickson, she worked with ad campaigns from clients, Coca Cola and Xbox. Coaching taught her valuable leadership skills, which she instituted there to become President of the agency. As a coach she learned to set goals and be consistent, so she begins each day at CP+B with internal meetings with her leadership team from their 10 offices and external meetings with their clients. Senecal stays in the know and up to date with every detail of ongoing campaigns so she can manage each creative step. Follow their Twitter page.

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Tony Petrello: CEO of oil drilling firm; Nabors Industries

Tony Petrello is a hardworking business executive in the United States. He is one of the Americans who are doing everything possible to make the country shine in terms of economic growth. He is a person who may not be known to many, but his actions have a far-reaching impact on a majority of Americans. Tony Petrello is the CEO of Nabors Industries. Nabors Industries is a leading company in the country. It is located in Texas and deals with oil and gas drilling. Nabors Industries is one of the companies that has employed a huge number of Americans especially In the of Texas.

Since Tony Petrello was appointed the CEO of the company, he has helped the company carry out some of the biggest projects in the history of the drilling industry.Today, Nabors has the best drilling rigs in the world. This means that they can offer the best drilling services than any other company. Tony Petrello is a committed leader who believes in offering nothing than the best. Under his watch, Nabors is expected to expand its business reach to every part of the world. So far, they have a presence in 25 countries. Nabors Industries is committed to giving its clients good services that are backed up by the most recent drilling technology.

Tony Petrello was appointed CEO of Nabors in 2011. His appointment came two decades later after joining the company. This shows that he knows so much about the company since he has also contributed so much to its growth. His first position was that of the operating officer in the company. Over the years, he proved his worth in the business and was promoted a number of times before he finally became the CEO and president of the company. Tony Petrello deserved the appointment because since his appointment in 1991 he has given the company nothing but the best business advice.Tony Petrello hopes that he can take the company to a level where it will be the only option for drilling services in the world. By raising the bar in the industries so high, competitors will have no chance of offering any competition to Nabors.

How Real Estate Pro Todd Lubar Sees Smart Home Technology Being Incorporated By More And More Homeowners

Many people today are interested in incorporating smart technology into their homes. There are now many gadgets that can make a home more convenient to interact with and safer. Additionally, people are lowering their energy bills by using smart thermostats. Todd Lubar is an entrepreneur in the real estate industry who has been keeping a close eye on these developments.

One of the most widely new technologies are digital voice assistants such as Google’s Assistant, Cortana, Siri, and Alexa. People can verbally ask a question and the device will respond. It’s simple and effective, especially now that quite a bit of the difficulty of these devices understanding people have been met. While there are still challenges to overcome, such as someone speaking in a foreign accent or having a speech impediment, it’s still remarkable how far the technology has come in not very many years.

One of Todd’s favorite new smart home additions is mood lighting. You can tell your phone app to turn up and down the lighting to fit whatever mood you want to set. Additionally, some of this technology allows you to even change the color of the lighting from regular to blue to orange to a number of other color options. It’s a great way of jazzing up your home.

Working in Baltimore and its surrounding communities, Todd Lubar has helped many people over the years attain their dream of owning a home. He started out working for other companies but soon enough he launched his first company in the industry where he performed as a mortgage broker. He now has two companies, Legendary Investments and TDL Global Ventures. He helps people find the right mortgage product that fits their needs.

When out of his offices, Todd Lubar prefers to spend most of his time with his family. He also enjoys staying fit and working out at a nearby gym. Beyond that, he really enjoys traveling especially to his favorite region of the country which is Southern California. He also, of course, spends some of his free time following developments in the world technology and how smart home tech is already improving people’s lives. Read more about him on Linked in.

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<strong>How Hussain Sajwani Become one of the President’s Best Friends</strong>

Damac Properties are one of Dubai’s most accomplished business conglomerates. The UAE Company specializes in high-end luxury properties suited to the endless number of American millionaires headed to this remarkable Middle East market. The CEO and President of this leading UAE real estate firm is an influential billionaire arab by the name, Hussain Sajwani. Hussain, unlike most of his billionaire peers in Dubai, didn’t inherit his vast fortune. No, Sajwani build his real estate empire from the ground up. Here’s a snapshot that beatifuly captures the long and tumultuous journey that Hussain Sajwani has taken over the last 20 years.

 

Mediocrity Kills

 

According to The National.ae website, Hussain Sajwani began his illustrious investing quest back in 1991. The young visionary having returned home found what he terms as a mediocre job with the nation’s leading gas and oil company, GASCO. His stint as an oil marketer and broker with the reputable Gas and Oil Company didn’t last long. His curiosity combined with creativity led him to start a private catering company. The young Hussain was fortunate to land a lucrative and long-term contract tender to provide the US Special Forces troops with food and other essential basics.

 

Building Skills & Experiences

 

Working with the US army had a profound impact on the life of Hussain Sajwani. The US army retained the catering services offered by Hussain even after the First Gulf War ended. The UAE born investor would get the opportunity to tour the world with the marching US forces every country they went to. Hussain confesses that the entire experience played a pivotal role to his current success as a strategist and investor.

 

Hussain’s Limelight Moment

 

Before the 2017 inauguration of President Trump, very few people outside the elite class and the billionaires had ever heard of Hussain Sajwani. All that changed, however, when the prominent Dubai property magnate got a special invite to grace the inaugural ball held at President Donald’s Mar-A-Lago mansion in Florida, US.

 

In his maiden speech as the newly elected president of the USA, Donald Trump paid a special tribute in honor and recognition of the presence of his old-time buddy, Hussain Sajwani and his beautiful and loving family. It’s easy to see how these guys could be best buds if you look at the joint investments, in Dubai and elsewhere, they hold. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJxJrIkRTzk

 

Click here to read a fascinating article about how Trump’s inaugural ball panned out.

 

George Soros Takes On The Role Of Civil Rights Activist

Depending on your position on the political spectrum the name George Soros will bring about a series of very different reactions to his name; for financial experts Soros is perhaps the most successful hedge fund manager of all time seeing record-breaking growth across a number of decades, but for others he is seen as the top donor to Democratic and liberal causes in the world. Soros himself has developed his own network of charitable groups, the Open Society Foundations that have recently been identified as a key player in the Ferguson protests of the Summer of 2014. Although he may not have personally set foot on the streets of Ferguson, George Soros has been at the heart of the work completed by a number of groups back through Open Society Foundations funding in Ferguson, Missouri. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

Ferguson became a flashpoint for local community leaders and activists when African American Michael Brown was shot by a law enforcement officer despite not being involved in a crime. Initially, the shooting of Michael Brown sparked a few localized protests before a number of major civil rights groups seized upon the event and turned it into an international cause celebre. The result of George Soros backed groups, such as the Drug Policy Alliance and the Advancement Project, arriving in Ferguson was a more organized series of protests taking place under the glare of international new media organizations publicizing the efforts of activists to draw attention to institutional racism; in total, it is reported by The Washington Times that around $33 million in funding is provided annually by the George Soros-funded Open Society Foundations to groups assisting in the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

George Soros has been looking to change the way the world works together since he left his home nation of Hungary as a 17-year-old refugee in 1947. Now in his 80’s, George Soros has continued to look to educate the people of the world about democracy and freedom, a cause Soros believes his own personal success as a hedge fund manager has afforded him. Although he has always been known in financial circles as a genius hedge fund manager the U.S. citizen became a globally recognized name when he took on a major role in the 1992 devaluation of the British currency on a day that became known as “Black Wednesday”; Soros is estimated to have made over $1 billion in a single day through the devaluation of the British Pound and sealed his reputation as the world’s top investment specialist. In 2017, George Soros remains an active trader and supporter of many different liberal causes, which Politico reports include advancing the cause of equal rights for women through his support of U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Soros Fund Management Chief Investment Officer Dawn Fitzpatrick. Visit this site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.

The Trail of Rich Experience That Landed Rick Smith at Securus

Mr. Richard Smith, better known as just Rick Smith has been the CEO of Securus Technology since June 23, 2008. Before he became the man entrusted with one of the most sensitive communication security, he had served as the president of another telecom, Eschelon Telecom Inc. His tenure at Eschelon included serving in various senior positions. He served as the Chief Operating Officer from 1999 March to July 23rd, 2003. His Tenure as the Chief Executive officer ran from August 2003 to August 2007. While serving as the Executive Officer, he was also doubling up as the President of Eschelon from April 2000 to August 2003.

Rick Smith as it turns out, has a very extensive career that lends to years of experience in managing information. He had served as a Controller, a Chief Information Officer, and as the President of Frontier Communications. His stint at Frontier Corp, now known as Global Crossing stretched from 1972 to 1998. Rick has also been the Vice President of the Midwest Telephone Operations. He has also served as a Director of Integra Telecom. Read more articles at Fox34.com

Securus Technologies is the industry’s leading provider of detainee communication services. It further provides parolee tracking technology and information management solution for government entities. Securus serves more than one million inmates across the nation and 2,600 prison facilities. It covers 45 states, Canada, Mexico and District of Columbia. Securus has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, and four other regional offices in Dallas metro area and another regional office in Atlanta, Georgia.

With years of experience under his belt, he was the most suitable person to take the mantle as the CEO of Securus Technologies from Richard Falcone. Rick Smith was the transitional director for Securus Technologies which was then born from a merger in September 2004 of T-Netix and Evercom. The two were among the leading firms in the correction industry market. In June 2007 another acquisition was made of the Syscon Justice Systems. At the time Syscon was an internationally leading brand in Offender Management Systems. With that purchase, Securus Technologies became the name of the new corporation.

Rick Smith is a holder of a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo and a Masters in Mathematics attained from State University of New York, Brockport. He also has an MBA from the University of Rochester. Rick Smith is also an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. He earned this from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Rick Smith has continued to steer Securus Technologies towards its vision of being a recognized provider of comprehensive, innovative technical solutions coupled with excellent customer service to meet the very specialized requirements of correctional and law enforcement agencies.

Check this article at Bloomberg.com to know more about Rick Smith.

Rona Borre And Her Visions For Instant Alliance

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Rona Borre is now on the boards for the Young Presidents Organization

Rona Borre is the CEO and founder of Instant Alliance and has received national recognition for having a business owned by a woman. Her company is a leader in their field of human capitol and has made highly profitable strides in marketing. Rona has based her business in Chicago and her influence and passions have brought numerous honors to her business.

 

Rona Borre earned her BS in business while attending the University of Arizona and has a unique approach to business. She is putting together companies who have a very high potential regarding employees with extreme talent. In doing so she is creating a much higher ceiling for the owners of these companies. Her efforts have resulted in assets being build inside of a growing market. She creates the right pathway and excellence is the result.

Hit thechicagonetwork.org link and discover more interesting facts about her.

Instance Alliance goes way beyond interviews and resumes. They connect daily with the connections available in the industry. The nurturing they provide provides inspiration for their affiliates upward rise in the business world. They place the right individual at the right company at the perfect time.

 

Due to her success with her company Rona Borre is now on the boards for the Young Presidents Organization and Chicago’s Economic Club. She uses all of her passion to help the companies she works with achieve the goals they have set for themselves. Her inspiration is to be admired.  Based on chicagobusiness.com

Check also http://www.sbnonline.com/article/rona-borre-6-tips-to-prevent-bad-hiring-decisions/

 

The Accomplishments of Vijay Eswaran

Vijay Eswaran is the Executive Chairman as well as co-founder of the QI Group of Companies. The QI Group is an e-Commerce based conglomerate. It was co-founded in 1998 by Mr. Eswaran. The QI Group’s businesses are diversified into the following:

* Telecommunications

* Retail and direct sales

* Luxury and collectibles

* Lifestyle and leisure

* Training and conference management

* Education

* Logistics and property development

Vijay Eswaran finished his higher education in leading universities in the USA and the UK. He has an impressive track of working for top companies, such as IBM. While working for those companies, the positions he held were very responsible in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe. He did this before returning to Asia in the early 1990s. This is when he made up his mind to become an entrepreneur.

He found a direct selling and training company on the-v.net in 1998 with a team of like-minded individuals. Vijay led that team to the success the company has grown into today. It is known as the multi-business conglomerate called the QI Group. This conglomerate is 18 years old. It has regional offices in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.

Read more: Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran Speaks At World Economic Forum 2016

Motivational speaking is one of the things he is highly respected for. He gives lectures all over the world on a variety of subjects. Those subjects include business and spirituality. Vijay has spoken at management and leadership forums on YouTube, leading universities, and Commonwealth Business Forums.

The QI Group has a Corporate Social Responsibility arm. It is called the RYTHM Foundation and has been established by Mr. Eswaran as well. This foundation is involved in philanthropic activities all over the world. Vijay Eswaran has also established RF’s local chapter in Malaysia in his Father’s honour called the Vijayaratnam Foundation. It works with local NGOs as well as other charitable organizations on different projects for the following:

* Youth development

* Special education

* Women empowerment

* Child mentoring

In 2011, he was named in Forbes Asia’s yearly list of Heroes in Philanthropy. There was lifetime achievement award in Regional Philanthropy also awarded to Vijay. Mr. Eswaran is a best-selling author as well. He has penned a highly successful book called In the Sphere of Silence. This is a book on life management. It has been hailed widely in various countries in different languages. He has three more books that he wrote as well. Vijay also contributes regularly to newspaper columns in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.