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Doug Levitt/ Through the Eyes of an Artist.

February 20, 2017 // by VideoIPOtv

Doug Levitt is an activist, singer-songwriter and a writer who was born in 1972 in Washington D.C. He is the youngest child of parents David Schwartz and Carol Schwartz a City Council member and mayoral candidate. Levitt is notably known for his project entitled The Greyhound Diaries. The Greyhound diaries was a project conceptualized by Mr. Doug Levitt and has lasted for over 12 years.

 

Traveling over 100,000 miles on the greyhound, levitt has been able to collect fascinating and riveting photos, and stories that capture his journey. Out of the experience Levitt also has been able to create two records, published writings and a one man show out of his travels. Doug Levitt has been featured on a variety of networks discussing his travels and various endeavors.

 

These include MSNBC, CNN and Fox News as well as the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Billboard. Prior to deciding to dive into the Greyhound Diaries Project Levitt was a foreign correspondent. Working as a foreign correspondent levitt would broadcast from different places such as Iran, Bosnia, and Rwanda although he was based in London. He later would give up his career as a correspondent to pursue becoming a singer songwriter.

 

Doug Levitt attended Cornell University and the London School of Economics where he received his masters in International Relations. He later relocated to Nashville and began working with producer David Henry, which would become a long time collaboration resulting in The Greyhound Diaries. A collection of over 20,000 photos many of which are of individuals that he has come in contact with along the way.

 

His photos capture a haunting depiction of the plight of the often forgotten people around the country. He has shared his creative genius with the public often performing at various homeless shelters across the U.S. He also performs his artistic works at places like the University of Southern California, the Southern Poverty Law Center, The Kenedy Center, and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Doug Levitt is an artistic visionary that continues to leave his footprint in the very soil of our country documenting the struggles and giving a voice to the impoverished and often forgotten members of our society.

How EOS Lip Balms Became So Popular

February 17, 2017 // by VideoIPOtv

Just about 7 years ago EOS released their iconic egg-shaped lip balm and suddenly celebrities and individuals all over the world were seen using the bright colorful lip products. Although lip balms have been around for hundreds of years EOS certainly revolutionized the lip product. Not only did they offer a fun new product design but they also offered a large variety of fun and interesting flavors. Continue reading to learn more about the EOS lip balm history as well as some of the many unique flavors and products they have to offer.

EOS which stands for Evolution Of Smooth, https://well.ca/brand/eos-evolution-of-smooth.html, is a very popular lip balm company that was created by Sanjiv Mehra and his two start up business associates Jonathan Teller and Craig Dubitsky. All three co founders have worked for huge companies such as PepsiCo and Unilever in the past. When the three came together they went on a mission to create a new and innovative product on the beauty market.

Throughout years of research they stumbled upon the lip balm industry. Each co-founder felt the industry was lacking in distinguishable and unique lip balm products. Up until this point most lip balm companies offered the same packaging as well as the same flavors and design. Sanjiv and his co-founders wanted to offer a new and interesting way to apply lip balm and so the brand EOS lip balm was born.

EOS offers some of the most unique and innovative packaging. The egg-shaped design not only makes it easy and convenient to apply but it also makes it a fun and interesting product. The lip balms are available on Amazon in a variety of bright fun colors including yellow, orange and even mint green. One of the most unique things about EOS is there interesting and unique flavors.

EOS lip balms come in a large variety of cool flavors. Some of the top flavors include Blackberry nectar, vanilla mint, summer fruit, strawberry sorbet and even pomegranate raspberry. Some of the more unique flavors include medicated Tangerine, blueberry acai, and honeysuckle honeydew. These unique flavors as well as the unique design is what brought EOS to the popularity it is today. Millions and millions of women and even men all over the world love EOS lip balm products. They also offer a variety of other products including hand lotion and body lotion.

For more info, visit Evolutionofsmooth.ca.

Banking With John Holt

February 10, 2017 // by VideoIPOtv

The Texas Bankers Association’s 5th Annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference was a huge success in New Orleans. It took place on November 7, 2016. One of the panel members that was in attendance was John Holt. John Holt is a leader in the banking industry, and he heads the company, NetBank.

The panel talked about issues regarding “Reinventing Community Banking: Perspectives on Competing by Innovation”. They were impressed with John Holt’s input, and they appreciated his experience in the field, and how he presented what he wanted to say. The conversations were interesting and in depth. With the variety of issues that were discussed, it was a positive event for all that were present.

At NetBank, John Holt is the CEO and the President of the company. He is the leader of a great group of workers that are experienced at what they do. They have extensive list of clients that are always interested in what they can do for them because they produce fantastic results.

In the future, the company looks to increase their client bases, which includes corporations based all over the nation. With their mortgage, commercial banking and institutional services, they are sure that they will keep their lead in their industry. They look forward to a great future.

Turn Heads With WEN By Chaz And Experience The No Lather Shampoo Benefits

February 8, 2017 // by VideoIPOtv

If you’re like most women, you abuse your hair on a daily basis. Maybe you color, bleach, straighten, perm or blow-dry the heck out of your tresses, etc.

You’re not alone, because we all want the perfect head of hair, and if that means forcing our mane to behave a certain way, we are guilty as charged.

Regular trips to the salon for a healthy trim are essential, but so is something else. We’re talking about hair care, which includes washing, conditioning and the like.

Maybe you use whatever trendy shampoos and conditioners hit store shelves, but you rarely check the ingredients on the bottle. Who cares, you figure, but in reality, these formulas matter.

WEN  hair is the no lather shampoo alternative that women around the world have come to love. You can be assured that each formula is made with healthy fruit and herbal extracts, designed to re-build structure, sheen and moisture into strands.

Famous Hollywood stylist Chaz Dean, https://chazdean.com/store.aspx, invented the no lather shampoo system and never includes nasty chemicals that can weaken the hair shaft. You don’t have to worry about suspect ingredients, because WEN cleanses hair without lather or harsh sulfates like sodium lauryl sulfate.

It doesn’t matter if you have curly or straight locks or even difficult and damaged hair. WEN By Chaz delivers results that are noticeable after the first wash, and his hair care line is ideal for every hair type and texture. He even sells a WEN Kids line with a gentle no lather shampoo concept.

The beauty in WEN’s special cleansing conditioners comes in its one-bottle versatility. If you think about it, WEN is smart and economical. WEN features a five-in-one formula that takes the place of your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, de-tangler, and leave-in conditioner. Wen hair care products are available on Sephora and online too!

Try it. WEN rocks!

To learn more about Wen, visit crunchbase.com.

 

OSI Group History

February 6, 2017 // by VideoIPOtv

The OSI Group operates U.S. Plants using the name OSI Industries, LLC. They deal with meat products including bacon, hot dogs, meat patties, pizza, pork, fish, poultry, vegatables, and dough products. In the last one hundred years they have made a name for themselves and work with many big name companies.

How it Began

Over a hundred years ago a German immigrant opened a meat market in Illinois. He then began expanding into wholesale meat trade and the company became known as Otto & Sons. OSI Group company got a good reputation for the quality meats they sold.

McDonald’s Meat Market

1955 brought a huge break for OSI Group when they started to sell meat to McDonald’s. It quickly became a job itself supplying McDonald’s with beef. The 1960’s brought a new method for preserving fresh food and Otto & Sons were able to bring consistent quality product. OSI Group became one of McDonald’s four different meat suppliers.

Read more about OSI Group: Sheldon Lavin, Chairman And CEO Of OSI Group, LLC

Name Changes

Otto & Sons opened a plant to supply McDonald’s and another to supply local restaurants and supermarkets. In 1975, Otto & Sons changed names to OSI Industries and served as McDonald’s exclusive supplier. There are plants in Chicago, West Chicago, and Geneva, Illinois, as well as in Iowa, Utah, Wisconsin, and California. In fact, they operate over 65 facilities that span 17 counties.

OSI Group has also supplied Subway, Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks in China. In 2016, OSI Group were ranked number fifty eight on a list that Forbes released of the largest private companies. They have a long history in this country and have made a few good friends along the way that have helped them gain the success they deserve.

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water: Innovative Growth by Managing the Triple Bottom Line

January 30, 2017 // by VideoIPOtv

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is sourced from the snow-capped Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Filtered through porous volcanic rock, this naturally pristine water is then bottled and distributed nationwide. Since the company began in 2012, they have been achieving unprecedented success by managing the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.

According to Organic Authority, Waiakea Water begins with a product that is good for people. The Hawaiian island chain which produces it is surrounded by thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean, well insulated from the nearest industrial land mass. This means the rain and snowmelt the water originates from are pristine. Learn more about Waiakea Water: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/10/27/780527/10154219/en/Waiakea-Hawaiian-Volcanic-Water-Sees-a-5-000-Percent-Growth-in-Just-Three-Years.html 

By the time this water makes it to Waiakea springs at the Pahoa Aquifer, it has been filtered through fourteen thousand feet of volcanic rock. The mountain’s natural filtration process then produces a water which is perfectly alkaline and rich in minerals and electrolytes. Reviews consistently describe the water as soft and smooth with a slightly sweet flavor.

In addition to being good for the people who buy it, Waiakea Water is good for other people. For every liter sold, the company donates 650 liters of clean water to Sub-Saharan Africa through Pump Aid.

Through the availability of fresh, clean water, deaths from water-related illnesses are drastically reduced in both children and adults. Therefore, customers can feel confident that not only are they helping themselves by drinking Waiakea, they are helping others.

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic is also good for the planet. The company only uses bottles made from recycled materials. They are one of the first bottled water companies to be certified carbon neutral, meaning the organization entirely offsets its carbon footprint through sustainable practices and energy efficiencies, reducing its environmental impact and giving it a carbon footprint of net zero.

Beyond packaging an exceptional product in a sustainable method, Waiakea water pursues healthy profits through a continuous growth strategy. The award winning company has experienced a 5,000 percent growth rate since its initial launch in 2012.

It is now sold in over 2,000 stores in 30 states, including Whole Foods & Wawa, and it will soon be expanding internationally. Additionally, the company’s products can be purchased online through their website or other retailers.

Waiakea Water offers a superior product from an exotic locale. Through the company’s innovative focus on health, sustainability and growth it ensures itself a long future in the bottled water industry.

Securus Technology stops crime in its tracks, keeping officers safe

January 30, 2017 // by VideoIPOtv

Prison telephony giant Securus Technologies has gained a reputation as being the foremost provider of cutting-edge communication solutions to prisons throughout the United States. But one of the more interesting aspects of its business is its lineup of intelligence products straight out of a high-budget action movie. Taking systems first developed by the Department of Defense for fighting the baddest bad guys places like Afghanistan and Iraq could produce, Securus has found ways to implement new means of defending prisons from the potentially lethal threat of organized crime. Today, prison guards working in facilities with Securus’ full suite of intelligence and tactical products work in an environment that often times more resembles Casino Royale than Cool Hand Luke.

 

 

Send in the STINGRAY

 

The single largest problem prisons face is the threat of organized criminal gangs operating within its walls. Throughout the history of the U.S. penal system, organized crime perpetrated by military-like gangs has been the single largest cause of intramural death and mayhem, including many riots and hundreds of officers being brutally murdered. Today, prison guard still ranks on lists of the most dangerous jobs. However, that is all changing with new technologies.

 

In times past, contraband cell phones have been one of the biggest security threats to institutions because they allow for unfettered illicit communication. Gang leaders, or shot callers, use illegal phones to transact drug deals and even order hits on the outside. Prison guards and their families have been killed, the orders given on illegal cell phones.

 

Securus deploys its STINGRAY technology, straight from the urban war zones of Iraq, to detect all illegal cell phones and intercept conversations. Stingray has been used to solve murders and conversations have been used as evidence in many court cases. These types of advanced technologies are making prisons many times safer for both inmates and staff.

Banking That Counts

January 26, 2017 // by VideoIPOtv

John Holt participated on a panel discussion at a conference dealing with the topic of Community Banking Reinvented. This conference was held on November 10, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference allows bank advisers, consultants, and bank leaders the opportunity to discuss and share ideas on the challenges and difficulties facing the banking community and industry. The panel discussions lead to innovative and strategic avenues that can be explored to improve growth.

 

Nexbank is a banking system that covers commercial lending, mortgage banking, and institutional services. It is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It is among the largest banks in Texas and nationally. Established in 1934, it has grown annually. With years of experience and a dedication to serve community and clients, Nexbank strives to provide banking concepts that cover a variety of needs for thier customers. Whether working with individuals or corporations, Nexbank is dedicated to meeting the needs of all its customers. Just meeting customers needs is not enough. Nexbank strives to continually improve service and offer better finacial solutions for customers as well.

 

Most banks service customers. Nexbank takes thier service to a new level by participating in conferences and panel discussions to improve every area of banking. Striving to continually grow with the community is what lets customers know Nexbank is serious about what they do. Banking changes like many other businesses. It is good to know that Nexbank continues to grow as well.

 

Brad Reifler’s Partnership With Easter Seals Dixon Center

January 25, 2017 // by VideoIPOtv

Brad Reifler has brought on a new philanthropic endeavor to his company, Forefront Capital. This endeavor is to help current and former military servicemen through a partnership with Easter Seals Dixon Center. This center helps military members coming home from duty transition into civilian life through educational and employment support, as well as finding healthcare for wounded veterans and their family. Reifler has given the organization $3 million in donations and hopes his partnership will help them be able to provide quality services. The center’s leaders are happy that Reifler and his company have taken an interest in helping military members.

Brad Reifler is an investment advisor that has brought many fortune 500 and high net worth clients to Forefront Capital over the years. Prior to founding Forefront Capital he managed Reifler Trading Company, a company he started back in 1982 that went from managing global derivative funds and special accounts, to becoming a large futures company. He sold that company to Refco Inc in the year 2000. He also ran Pali Capital, a hedge fund management firm with a specialized execution package for 14 years, and then dissolved that company just prior to founding Forefront Capital.

Forefront Capital was initially targeted at high profile and institutional investors, but he later started bringing in lower income and middle class investors after several experiences prompted him to look in that direction. Back when he was a beginning investor, he had tried to start a college savings fund that was promised to have all the funds ready by the time it matured, but it never reached the amount it was promised. Brad Reifler also tried at one time to invest his father’s life savings into a special fund that was more reliable than stock market funds, but because his father wasn’t accredited he couldn’t invest in the fund he wanted.

Brad Reifler decided to work with the SEC to establish a public fund for lower income investors that wouldn’t require any hoops to jump through. His initial fund only required $2,500 to get started. Recently he established Forefront income trust with IRA options for individual investors starting at only $1,000.

The Wonderful Effects of Makari

January 24, 2017 // by VideoIPOtv

Makari de Suisse is one of the best skincare lines on the market today. This is a luxurious line of skin lightening products that are specifically designed for people of color. Being in business for over 10 years, Makari has gained a huge customer base and has a long list of satisfied customers. Plant Extracts are the key with these advanced products as it implements three of the best ingredients for smoother more radiant skin. Carrot Oil, Caviar, and Argan Oil are the culprits for brightening as they posses the capabilities of naturally enhancing skin tone.

Being the best doesn’t come by chance and Makari is no exception. The brand is now being sold in big cities such as New York City, Brussels, and Paris as well as many small to mid-sized towns across the nation. Makari.com is revolutionizing skincare by setting new trends that has never been seen in the industry for a specific product line.

Whether you’re into gels, toners, soaps, cream, gel, or serum; Makari de Suisse has the perfect product for you. Being safe to use, Makari can be implemented on a daily basis for the best results.