OSI Group: The Company You Should Think of When You Think of Wendy’s or McDonalds

A lot of effort goes into preparing meats for fast food restaurants such as McDonalds and Wendy’s and the company that has done an excellent job minimizing health and safety risks to these foods is OSI Group. OSI Group is based in Chicago, IL and they own thousands of meat processing plants across the world. They not only sell the burgers and chicken that fast food restaurants use, they also sell a lot of frozen meats and entrees to supermarkets and other dealers. They market and distribute much of their products through subsidiary companies, though the subsidiaries function more like partners.

OSI Group was originally known as Otto & Sons because of the company founder, Otto Kolschowsky’s vision for it. Kolschowsky immigrated to Chicago in the early 20th century and opened a butcher shop in 1909. His family ran one of the highest quality meat stores in the area and soon it became a major production plant. As the years went on, the Kolschowsky family started building and acquiring more processing centers, and in the 1950s McDonald’s owner Ray Kroc offered Otto & Sons a partnership to be the restaurant’s primary meat supplier. In the 1980s Sheldon Lavin joined the company and was later made CEO, and Otto & Sons changed their name to OSI Group after growing their international presence.

OSI Group has evolved over the years in the way it mass distributes and operates, but many employees that have started with the company stay with it because of the family culture that OSI Group espouses. OSI Group has been involved with non-profit organizations in the food service and social activist areas, including the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This organization sponsors medical treatments for chronically ill children and scholarships for low income families. OSI Group also received the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honour in 2015.

James Dondero’s Success In The Financial Industry Is Due To Puzzle Solving

James Dondero was a pioneer in collateralized loan obligations in the 1990’s, an asset class that many even in the investment management field hadn’t heard of at the time. His success with this building Highland Capital Management into a company that managed over $15 billion in alternative assets. He had co-founded this company in 21993 along with his business partner, Mark Okada. His willingness to make bold moves has resulted in a great deal of success, including making a lot of money off of a Texas energy company that had gone bankrupt and in which even legendary investor Warren Buffett had lost money.

For a person who makes such type of bold investments, James Dondero is surprisingly soft-spoken. He avoids talking about himself, and when asked in an interview what his greatest strength was as an investor, he credited it to “puzzle solving“. He says that’s his way of figuring out complex debt deals, ways to turn around a moribund company, and spot emerging trends which is when the most can be made out of an investment. One of Highland Capital Mangement’s funds, HCOAX, is made up of some of James Dondero’s best ideas. The fund was up a startling 29.6% over the course of the last year and now has $894 million invested in it.

James Dondero is a graduate of the University of Virginia, earning his B.S. in Commerce (Accounting and Financing). He graduated from his university with the highest honors. He also has a number of financial certifications including Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Public Accountant.

In addition to his top role at Highland Capital Management, James Dondero serves on the board of a number of other companies. He is Chairman of the Board for Nexbank, CCS Medical, and Corner Healthcare. He also serves on the board for MGM Studios and American Banknote. He started his career in 1985 as a Corporate Bond Analyst for American Express and later served as a Portfolio Manager of a $1 billion fixed income bond fund.

Avaaz – Fighting For a Better World

The term Avaaz is a transliteration of the Persian word Avaz, which means a song or voice. The name was chosen for the community because there are many similar words in many languages, with other less similar, yet connected words available in the majority of the Indo-European languages.

Launched in January 2007, Avaaz is a US-based civic organization. It exists to promote global activism on issues such as human and animal rights, climate change, poverty, corruption, and the various conflicts that affect the society. The Guardian terms the civic organization as the largest, as well as the most powerful online activities network in the world.

Avaaz is guided by one simple democratic mission – to bring together citizens of all the countries in the world, to bridge the gap between the world we currently have, and the kind of the world that most people dream of. The civic organization empowers millions of individuals from all walks of life to have the ability to take action on the pressing issues globally, regionally, and nationally – ranging from poverty to corruption, and climate change. The availability of the Internet allows the combination of thousands of efforts, irrespective of the size, to a powerful collective force, in the speediest way possible.

The community usually campaigns in 17 languages and is served by a core team present on six continents, as well as thousands of volunteers. Avaaz takes actions in the form of funding media campaigns, signing petitions, direct actions, calling, emailing and lobbying governments, as well as organizing offline events and protests. These actions are aimed at ensuring that the values and views of the world’s population inform the decisions that affect all of them.

The global campaigns of the community are handled by a team of campaigners placed in more than 30 countries inclusive of Lebanon, Brazil, India, and the United Kingdom. At times, when the situation demands it, the organization utilizes adverts and also commissions legal advice to understand how well to handle campaigns, rallies, and media-friendly stunts.

For further information on Avaaz follow them on Twitter.

EOS and their Revolutionary Lip Balm

We have all seen and probably even used Chapstick at some point in our lives. For a very long time, there weren’t many options when it came to different brands and types of lip balm that could be purchased in the store. Chapstick was a main seller for many years but one that consumers were getting tired of using. This is one of the reasons that EOS began to do consumer research into what would sell the best when it came to lip balm and the oral care market.

Women especially wanted to carry lip balm in their bags and purses but were put off over the fact that the cylindrical tubes of Chapstick were easily lost. Not only that, the taste and texture was becoming bland and boring. EOS realized that a new product would be a good gamble and partnered up with beauty bloggers on Facebook and other social media platforms to get the word out about their revolutionary lip balm, a fascinating sphere of lip balm that would soon be the second most popular on the market. It also helped to see celebrities using the colorful balls of balm in videos and on TV! Taylor Swift endorsed EOS lip balm and Miley Cyrus was seen using it in her video. Soon, a product that barely sold a million units in the first year on the shelves was selling a million per week.

Millennials and every other age group were scrambling to pick up the latest, hottest flavors of EOS lip balm. The product was first picked up to be sold by Walgreens and then at Walmart and Target. After that, every store seemed to be selling EOS lip balm and even other popular brands came out with their own imitations. This fresh new twist of lip balm, with scrumptious flavors such as grapefruit, peach and honeydew, was a hit.

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Curling With Wengie

 

If you want curls in your hair but don’t have a curling iron, you can use a metallic instrument to get the same results. When you wrap the hair around the utensil, apply heat from a blow dryer until the utensil is hot like an iron. Smaller items will create smaller curls while larger utensils will create waves. It only takes a few moments for the curls to set before the hair begins to dry out.

Learn more about Wengie:

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The Role of Andrea McWilliams as a Political Strategist

Andrea McWilliams is a lobbyist and political fundraiser based in Old Enfield. More so, she is an incumbent member of the PAC Board of Ryan, a worldwide company dealing in taxation. She was born and grew up in Texas Capitol on Congress Avenue. Married to Dean, they have together brought up three children.

 

At the age of 21, Andrea McWilliams was a chief of staff at a private company. She later co-founded McWilliams Governmental Affairs with her husband, Dean. The company was formed to advise on matters to do with government. Andrea McWilliams has had the opportunity to head some non-profit making organizations as a board member, among them, the Texas Lyceum, Mexico-Arte Museum, Arthouse, Rise Across Texas Challenge and much more. Of great importance, Andrea McWilliams has been a member of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Kill Cancer, organizations tasked with prevention of cancer. Both centers have raised millions of dollars to help her home area, Texas to cope with and prevent cancer. As for her effort, she was recognized by Seton Breast Cancer Center, by having their screening department acquire her name.

 

Andrea McWilliams has combined effort with the Austin Business Journal to give motivation and mentorship to the new ladies of Texas on matters to do with business and finance. The Journal eventually gifted her with the “Profiles in Power Award” She has also been an active participant of the Girl Scouts Centennial Celebration Committee, not to forget her chairing one of the biggest charity functions in Austin, the Ballet Fete. The Girl Scouts Centennial Celebration Committee accorded Andrea McWilliams with the “woman of distinction” award. Not to underrate her recognitions, she also received the “Austin under 40 award”.

 

As a result of her distinguished work in politics, she has been widely publicized in countrywide media, including FOX News, CNN, and even BBC.

 

 

Talk Fusion Helps To Enhance Sales

It does not matter how big or small your company is. It does not matter how new or old your company. Also, it does not matter what product or service you are selling. There is one thing common whether you are an online or offline company. You need marketing.

 

Marketing people are always looking at innovative ways to reach their customers. This is because all that they do is getting outdated so fast. Whatever innovation they try gets copied by their competition so fast. Hence there is a constant demand for more, better, faster, newer, and so on.

 

In this era of digitalization, Talk Fusion has come out with the all-in-one video option. This is simple, straight but highly effective.

 

All of us know the difference between text and images. While putting in an article in a newspaper was the way to market at one time, it changed once people started using images.

 

Marketing is not only selling. This is something which people need to be clear about. It is not just a firm selling its products or services. Rather, it is also about informing the consumer. It is a way of filling in the need gap. Perhaps a new mother is looking for a small sized diaper for her newborn underweight baby. She has no idea if, or where these are available. This is where marketing brings such information to her. Now she has the information about three companies which provide her what she needs. She can compare the features of each and make a choice based on what suits her needs the best. Hence marketing is not about selling, but about helping people buy. Talk Fusion does exactly that.

 

Marketing needs to reach a person. Today people are suffering from an overload of information. Hence people need to reach them. Users may pass by a billboard for years without even glancing to know what is displayed on it. This is why Talk Fusion has come out with moving images in the form of a video that will make people get up and take notice, and hence buy your products.

Health Beauty And Fashion With Don Ressler

This is a strange world that people live in. While a lot of people like to chant about not thinking about looks, the truth is that a lot of people respond to appearances. People appreciate visual beauty. Therefore, it is important for people to take the time to bring out their own beauty. One of the best ways to do that is by using fashion. Another thing about beauty is that it is beautiful to be healthy. Don Ressler understands the importance of health when it comes to beauty. This is one of the reasons that he has decided to put fashion, health and beauty together.

One thing that Don Ressler realizes is that people who look good tend to feel better about themselves than those who don’t. Even more so, people who look the way they want are more likely to be even happier than those who just look good in the generic sense. Don Ressler knows the value of custom looks. Therefore, he has done everything he can to make sure that customers are getting the type of looks that they want. Customers are encouraged to provide their information on each of the brands of TechStyle which include JustFab and Fabletics.

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While a lot of people have a good idea of what they want for themselves, there are those that are not quite sure about what they would look good in. Therefore, they get the help of someone who is a personal stylist on Pando.com. However, it is encouraged for people to gain their own sense of style because fashion is about expressing oneself. One of the dreams that TechStyle is built on is finding a style that one wants and not worrying about what others think about them.

One of the best things about TechStyle is that it has put up a company that does more than sell clothes. It also offers many different services for the customer so that he will feel more like a VIP as opposed to a mere customer or member of a club. The customer will feel like an elite person who has stumbled on something that is great.

Learn more about Don Ressler: http://perezhilton.com/tag/don_ressler/

Getting up close and personal with Dr. Avi Weisfogel of Dental Sleep Masters

Statistics show that more than 80 percent of the people who have sleep disorders haven’t even received a proper diagnosis of the same. The owner of Dental Sleep Masters, Dr. Avi Weisfogel has been working on getting workable treatments for different sleep disorders for many years now. He started his first dental practice, Old Bridge Dental Care, in New Jersey in 1999 and had been operating there for the past 15 years. The community of Jersey has given him many accolades for his extraordinary achievements and superior quality customer service.

 

When he was operating the dental practice, he developed an interest in sleep disorders and wanted to see if there were a ways doctors and other health workers could be of help to people suffering from the issues. He established Healthy Heart Sleep in 2010. This company has been working with physicians from all parts of the world and giving them the advice and support they need to establish their sleep labs. Two years later, he started another initiative, the Unlimited Sleep Patient. The initiative focused on helping dentists to identify patients who had sleep disorders and devise ways of helping them overcome them.

 

He accepted to be interviewed by Ideamensch about the journey it has taken him towards the current success in dealing with sleep disorders. Currently, there is a therapy that he and his team had been working on for the treatment of sleep apnea by stimulating the upper airways, and the machine they devised to use in the process has gotten FDA approval. The forum is what he has been using to identify patients that have sleep apnea and get them treatment.

 

Avi says that he goes to the office as early as 6 am. He likes speaking to his life coach and praying as these two activities give him perspective and at the same time keep grounded. Avi states that he is most fascinated by the ability to interact with different people from various industries across the globe. He adds that the only thing he would do if he were to start his journey again, is to approach it with more humility. He is a real inspiration.

Yanni Hufnagel Took The Basketball Lane Less Traveled

Are you any good at basketball? Yanni Hufnagel might just knock on your door. The Jewish assistant coach at the University of Nevada, Reno, is a world-class recruiter. He’s earned that reputation through years of hard work; sometimes unpaid hard work.

 

Yanni Hufnagel grew up in the comfortable Jewish suburb of Scarsdale, New York. Most young men from Scarsdale focus on academics and go on to become lawyers, doctors or businessmen. The neighborhood probably expected Yanni Hufnagel to do the same, or become a sports agent at least. Instead, Yanni Hufnagel followed his passion to become one of the country’s best recruiters.

 

He went to an Ivy League college at Cornell, but took an unpaid internship with the New Jersey Nets washing jerseys. He then continued working in basketball in an unpaid graduate assistant position at Oklahoma. Jeff Capel, head coach of the Sooners, was immediately impressed with his recruiting chops. He wasn’t afraid to hear the word no, he made a great pitch and he was very likable.

 

This inspired Capel to recommend Yanni Hufnagel for an assistant coaching job at Harvard. There he would make a name for himself by assembling the roster that won the school’s first Ivy League championship. He was there for four years and the team went an astonishing 79-24. In 2011, the school won a record 26 games and was nationally ranked for the first time.

 

He then helped Villanova recruit two NBA draft picks before taking his talent to UC Berkely where he assembled a killer backcourt. He’s now the assistant coach at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is continuing to recruit at a high level.

 

CBS Sports conducted a poll that awarded Yanni Hufnagel “assistant coach most likely to become a star through recruiting.” It’ll be fun to see where the young coach goes next.