Better Smiles Through Better Practice With Avi Weisfogel


Professionalism and a caring attitude is what sets Avi Weisfogel apart from his peers. He is also recognized as the Best Dentist in his region for the past couple of years. He cares about his patients and continues to research and study to ensure that every patient gets the best care possible.

A New Jersey native he attended school at Rutgers University and attained a degree in Psychology and Biology. He then went on to New York University College Of Dentistry where he earned his DDS. He has become a well respected dentist and an entreprenuer over the course of his career.

Avi Weisfogel operates a sleep business in which he helps people to understand their sleep disorders and issues. He focuses on sleep apnea and has sixteen years experience working with patients to help them get a better night’s sleep. He is presently working with other doctors to help them understand sleep disorders and the issues that accompany them.

As a dentist he researches the many devices that can be used to help with sleep apnea. He has found that there are some issues associated with these devices that can affect dental health. He works hard to help educate his fellow dentists as to these drawbacks so that they can offer better care for their patients. Avi Weisfogel has also commenced giving public speeches that educate and aid fellow dentists and medical professionals on how to help their patients with sleep disorders.

This group aids children around the world who have cleft lips and cleft palates. This group also deals with other facial deformities as well. Dr Magee who runs the program offers surgeries to help eradicate these issues for children and teens.

The program was started in the Philipines in 1982. Since that time they have become a worldwide program that helps low income children get the help they need to have a better life and a better smile. Dr. Weisfogel has started a GoFundMe page to help with donations for the program.

A better smile helps one to have a better outloook on their own life. Operation Smile strives to help children around the world to show their smile with pride and have a better life.

 

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Donating a College Scholarship, Keith and Keely Mann Encourage Students


Keith Mann, the founder of Dynamics Search Partners, is reaching out into the community and offering a scholarship to a graduating student of Uncommon Charter High School located in Brooklyn. The scholarship is for $5,000 and to be used towards their college degree.

This is huge for the low-income students who mainly come from families that could not afford college tuition. The students who want to participate for the scholarship are to write a 1,000-word essay on how a college degree would help them in their career. February 29th is the closing date for the essays, and the winner will be announced in March.

Keith Mann is the CEO and daily manager of DGP, which is located in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has a unique talent for the executive search engine and has been using his talents extensively in this industry, which includes hedge fund compensation, hiring strategies and staffing. Keith Mann has also developed alternative practices in identifying the hedge fund industry in a market that has been growing extensively since 2006.

Keith Mann is an expert in the search community, and this has allowed him to expand his company and move into the private equity industry. DSP has grown to higher levels of monetary success in the past 10 years and continues to be successful.

With this growth, Keith Mann is able to reach out into the community and give back, and he especially likes to do this with students. Mr. Mann is a philanthropist and an advocate for education, and the Uncommon High School is an excellent choice for donations because it is a charter school with over 14,000 students in New York, Massachusettes and New Jersey and it is affecting many students.

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Handy Is A Very Trusted Home Cleaning Company


Many cleaning companies make promises to be on time, to thoroughly clean the home, and to have low prices, but many of them are not able to fulfill every promise that they make. Some cleaning services even use bait and switch tactics, which means they will give a low price for a guarantee that they later cannot fulfill but substitute it with something that is not equivalent to what they promised. Many customers have been disappointed by some of the cleaning companies out there, and those companies may not have lasted very long. Handy in the home cleaning service that has staying power because of the fact that customers are at the forefront of the business.

Handy works to keep customers happy, and Handy has even added several services to help customers that have many needs that need to be taken care of. Although Handy is well known for its cleaning services, Handy has also added other services to their roster, which include plumbing, electrical work, moving services, furniture assembly, painting services and more. There are so many services that are available for any customers that many have turned to Handy for all of their home service needs, especially since the prices are reasonable.

Besides having good prices, Handy can have an appointment fulfilled within a day, which is something that many other cleaning services cannot promise. Some cleaning services will have a customer waiting for days, which does not accommodate the customer at all. If a customer needs a cleaning service to come out as soon as possible, then several days later or even a week later is not something that a customer is willing to accept. Many customers are willing to switch companies if they cannot get the service they want from the cleaning company they’ve hired, and that’s why Handy does everything possible to fulfill a customer’s needs.

Many new customers are signing up on the Handy website each day, and over 80% of the customers are getting Handy’s cleaning services. Although there are many other services available from Handy, the cleaning services are the most popular, especially since many people have homes that they are not able to maintain on a regular basis because of the hectic lifestyle they may have or not having enough time.

James Dondero And Highland Capital Management


James Dondero of Dallas Texas is the co-founder and current president of Highland Capital Management one of the world’s largest and most diversified credit fund managers. Since 1993, Highland Capital has been a pioneer in not only high yield investments for a select group of institutions and individuals but also in developing the Collateralized Loan Obligation market for institutional and retail investors worldwide. Some of the award-winning products offered by Jim’s fund include CLO’s, hedge funds, private equity funds, REITs, and various mutual funds. He also serves as an active board member for American Banknote, MGM Studios and also acts as the chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, CSS Medical, and Nexbank.

Prior to founding Highland Capital, Jim Dondero got experience as an analyst in the Morgan Guarantee training program and also as a corporate bond analyst and portfolio manager for American Express. James Dondero’s training also encompasses being certified as a CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). Today, James Dondero runs Highland Capital, which is a company with over 20 years of experience in a broad range of investments that have proven to be suitable for both retail and institutional investors worldwide.  They are also known for their delivery of quality investment products while vigorously protecting the capital of their clients.

Highland Capital Recently filed the SEC’s mandatory 13F quarterly financial statement showing the hedge fund’s equity exposure. From the previous quarter’s filing, Highland Capital had an equity value of 3.4 billion a change of -30% from its last filing. This quarter the fund also had new positions in Amazon Inc., Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc., Danaher Corp. Del and Intra Cellular Therapies Inc. These 5 purchases were the largest positions of the 69 new stocks the fund bought by Highland. Highland Capital also increased its stake in American Airlines by 60%, Patterson Companies Inc. by 16%, Kinder Morgan Inc Del by 173%, Corning Inc (GLW) by 18%, and Salesforce Com Inc. (Call) (CRM) by 18%.

The Top 10 new positions for Highland Capital this quarter are the Standard & Poor’s Depositary Receipts S&P 500 ETF Trust, Amazon Inc, Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Danaher Corp Del, Intra Cellular Therapies Inc., Jarden Corp., Extra Space Storage Inc., Vulcan Matls Co., Anacor Phamaceuticals Inc., and Illumina Inc.

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A New Venture For Dick and Betsy DeVos


Michigan-based Coppercraft Distillery has a surprising new owner as Dick and Betsy DeVos have recently been mentioned as being the “registered agent” of their holding company. While the deal has not yet been finalized, or even confirmed, it is known that the lengthy legal process to finish the transfer is in place. The move is a new venture for the politically active and financially successful pair. The distillery was originally opened in 2013 and had been seeking investors with the hope of expanding.

Currently 100 locations around Michigan offer the products created at the distillery. The investment into the company is expected to initiate renovations at the distillery. A large commercial kitchen and expanded tasting room are being planned. The hope is to encourage more people to the distillery to sample the product and help to increase their customer base.
Dick and Betsy are a well-known and respected power couple. Dick DeVos is the heir to the Amway fortune (http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/09/amway_heir_dick_and_betsy_devo.html), a business started by his successful, entrepreneurial father. The couple have also had their share of successes including seeing Dick as CEO of the Orlando Magic and serving as President of Amway. Besty was a four-time chair for the Michigan Republican Party and works with numerous campaigns, PACs and organizations within the party.
Both are also active members of the community and noted philanthropists. Each has sat on numerous boards and continue to serve in advisory positions on many committees. Today, they are both also involved with The Windquest Group, an investment management firm that is heavily involved in numerous industries and non-profits. Read more about Dick’s career here.

Presidente of Banco BMG, Ricardo Guimaraes on the Importance of Ivy League MBA Programs


 

Just recently, Forbes Magazine listed the top ten MBA programs in the United States. These programs are all well-known, Ivy League programs with excellent reputations. However, they are all rather pricey and the course of study isn’t easy at any of them, In fact, all of them have very low graduation rates.

For example, out of every group of 100 students that enter Stanford’s MBA program, only seven eventually graduate with their degree. The same is true of only 12 students out of every 100 students that study at Harvard Business School.

Some schools have a higher graduation rate like the Yale School of Management, (where 24 out of every 100 students graduate), and the Tuck School of Business, (where 22 out of every 100 students graduate). However, these are all still extremely low numbers when you really think about it; and it gives you some clue into just how exclusive a club you join when you get an MBA degree from a top university.

In addition, currently, the cheapest MBA program is at the Haas School of Business for $110,000 per year; and the most expensive program is at Harvard Business School for $139,000 per year. Because of this, going for your MBA isn’t something you should take lightly.

Fortunately though, most students understand that the benefits of obtaining your MBA can only be measured over a lifetime.

Though you can work your way up to a management role with your degree in business administration and your work experience; this will typically take decades. Most people that are able to do this have been surrounded by business, management and finance most of their childhood and adult lives.

For example, Ricardo Guimaraes was born into a business family lineage. His father owned a mining company and his grandfather founded a large bank and other businesses. He immediately entered the family businesses after completing his education and after being surrounded by these complex businesses his whole life. However, this is a unique situation and even Guimaraes recommends that most people who are interested in a top-level business career before the age of 50 or 60 should get an MBA from the best school they can afford.

According to Forbes Magazine, the top programs in the USA are:

1. Stanford Business School
2. Harvard Business School
3. The Booth School of Business
4. The Wharton School of Business
5. The Haas School of Business
6. The Tuck School of Business
7. The Yale School of Management
8. The Kellogg School of Management
9. Columbia Business School, and
10. The Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Find Friends On Skout’s Mobile Application


Dating applications are picking up in popularity. It seems like every person that I talk to today is on one of them or has tried them in the past. It used to seem kind of strange to me, but it seems like dating applications are a lot more popular, and you can actually meet cool people on them now. When they first came out, I think that it seemed like a taboo thing to do at the time, but they are not fairly common for most people to experiment with.

Dating is a fun and exciting adventure. The dating applications and social media sites take a lot of the pressures away from dating. You don’t have to worry as much about what someone else will think of you because you get to know them gradually, over a period of weeks or longer. Sometimes I will meet someone online through a dating application who wants to meet up right away. That is fairly uncommon, however, because most people want to talk for a while on messengers before meeting in real life. Messaging and meeting someone in a public place are safety procedures that I can understand.

Making Friends On Skout

Skout is an application that is like a combination of social media and online dating, so you get to have the benefit of not feeling forced to go on dates or be romantic. You can make actual friends on Skout because many people sign up for the service without intentions of finding romantic partners. In fact, if you look at most peoples’ Skout profiles you will see that they are interested in chatting and making friends. It’s an exciting thing to meet people from all over the world, and you see how much you have in common with them by talking with them over the messenger on Skout.

Skout did a recent survey of its users to see who enjoys having online friends. It was part of a celebration for international online friendship day. The survey is published on PR Newswire, and it has some really interesting statistics if you are interested in making online friends.  If you are interested in seeing more about this topic, then visit PR Newswire’s website for more information.