Securus Technologies Inc. Contributes Nearly $300,000 to Louisiana Inmates

Securus Technologies Inc., provider of technology solutions for correctional, investigation, and public safety facilities contributed approximately $300,000 to Louisiana inmates. The company made the official announcement on September 1st of its union with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections to provide a 7-day free call service. Inmates are allowed one phone call per day to connect with family members or friends, which started on the first of the month and ending September 7th. Rick Smith CEO of Securus said the company also donated $50,000 to an inmate welfare fund at the Louisiana Department of Corrections. He estimates 250,000 free calls will be the used by inmates within the seven-day period.

 

 

In 1986, Securus was founded as Telematic Corporation and changed its name to T-Netix, Inc. A merger transaction between T-Netix and Evercom Systems evolved into Securus Technologies Inc., in 2004. Securus is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has offices in Carrollton, TX and Atlanta, GA. Last year, the company completed an acquisition transaction with JPay, Inc., which was released in a PR Newswire press release. Securus acquired a leading payments company and provider of kiosks, email, tablets, payments, and cloud products.

 

 

2015 acquisition has positioned Securus to further expand their products into the national correctional and law enforcement industry. JPay produced the latest technologies and applications for entertainment & educational applications and electronic payments systems to correctional facilities. Before the acquisition closing, the company was operating in over 30 state prisons.

 

 

Securus is now competitive in national markets looking for upgrade technologies to modernize prisons and jails in the United States. The new products give inmates access to books, education, games, and education. Securus Technologies continues to enhance communications technologies and software apps to benefit inmates, families, friends, guards, and officers. The $350,000 donation in services and cash is one of Securus 2016 philanthropy contributions.

 

What Makes Adam Goldenberg Proud To Be In This Business

Adam Goldenberg really knows what he is doing when it comes down to business. Adam Goldenberg is the co-CEO of JustFab and has really created a name for himself and the company. Just Fab has raised over $300 million in it’s success. This company offers what others may offer known as a “deal of the day” or a quick “flash sale”. Simple as it sounds they market to customers letting them know about the limited time of the deal which are usually to good to pass up.

Adam Goldenberg has great goals for the company. One where they are looking into even having the customer sign up to receive an outfit monthly. With such busy lives these days, and lack of the opportunity to have a treat while you are taking care of the world, would sound amazing to receive such a treat for yourself. Reminding you that it is you doing such a great job. It charges your card monthly and you receive your items. No going to the mall or a store on Vator.tv. No searching on the computer or phone to find something to make you feel a little bit better. Just like a surprise in the mail from the very much needed you.

Adam Goldenberg has great life lessons he has learn which are very important to him. One of his most famous quotes is, “Be passionate about what you do, have a great product and, maybe most important, surround yourself with a phenomenal team.” This was very important according to Adam and his great success. Customer feedback was, and still is, a priority to Adam since the very beginning of his career. Adam Goldenberg stands firm on the opinion which most brands make their first mistake by focusing on selling a product and not necessarily the product itself. They do not pay attention to the needs of the product and how it affects the customers. Customers are a number one with Adam Goldenberg.

Adam has a great point he keeps in mind that it does not always matter how great your website looks or how amazing your deals are. Not even how beautiful your store is. If the customers do not like the product they are receiving or seeing then they will discontinue their shopping experience with the company. In result, Adam sees the big picture which keeps his success going. He realizes the customer is right. The customer determines the flow of business. The customer makes the product what it is worth. When you are proud of what you are selling and of your business is what makes it great and what keeps the customers coming. What makes you proud to be in this business. Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=1477272&privcapId=37181322

The Revolution of the Evolution of Smooth

You probably came across them in beauty stores such as Ulta – these round lip balm “sticks”. Well, not the old-fashioned stick like ChapStick or Burt’s Bees, but Evolution of Smooth is a lip balm in a round case, resembling a “super-ball” we had as children. They come in a variety of flavors and are full on antioxidant rich Vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil.
Evolution of Smooth was introduced to the market in 2009 and in a short time became one of the best-selling lip balms. This brand is also popular among celebrities like Hilary Duff and Miley Cyru, and beauty editors like Cosmopolitan’s Carly Cardellino. According to Racked, Cardellino states that “EOS has managed to resurrect a love for lip balm that we previously saw in the nineties. It’s even spawned a handful of knockoffs.”

We may wonder if it is the new pod-shaped case that makes Evolution of Smooth so popular? Maybe. It would be easier to find in your purse than that old-fashioned stick lip balm that always ended up at the bottom. Women who use it say they can complete the application in one swipe. The delightful flavors and the beautiful round cases are a favorite as well. EOS has many of the same ingredients that other lip balms have, such as the vitamin E and shea butter. Maybe because EOS is used by many celebrities and beauty editors? The public may say if they see celebrities using a product, their loyal fans will follow suit, thus promoting the product. EOS lip balm products are sold online on Racked and local Walmart stores nationwide. For more information visit, https://evolutionofsmooth.com/.

 

Brooklyn’s Future Hinges On High School Grads Who Finish College

The future prosperity for Brooklyn, New York, may well hinge on whether more college graduates are available to keep building into tomorrow. According to Keith Mann, prosperity for all is available with enough well-applied knowledge. He is a big supporter of education, and has even gone the extra mile and established the Keith Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. In a sense, Keith Mann is putting his money where his mouth is.

This is a cash award for up to $5,000 for one lucky student each year, to help them successfully complete college. To be eligible, the student must be a Senior student at the Uncommon Charter High School, in Brooklyn. Mann’s award is specifically directed to soon-to-be graduates of that school. The student must show that they have achieved enough in grades and in other areas to earn this scholarship. Letters of recommendation will also be accepted on behalf of all applicants.

Keith Mann is a top executive at the company: Dynamics Executive Search. He means for the most-deserving, yet low-income, student to receive the award each year. The application must be submitted by the end of February each year. Part of the application process requires the student to write out a 1,000 words long essay. This is how they will give details of their intentions to use the scholarship money to further their college educations.

Mann started the executive search firm of Dynamics Executive Search over 15 years ago. His is the one to consult with first whenever you need a top level executive position in your company filled, tout suite! With headquarters in the U.S. and regional offices in Europe and parts of Asia, Mann continues to hone his tool chest of tips and tricks to get his candidates updated in their skills, positive in their confidence, and able to tackle the really big roles he finds for them.

Status Labs Named as one of the Fastest Developing Company

Status Labs has been named by Inc. magazine in the Inc. 500 list. The list was based on the nation’s fastest growing companies, and Status Labs was position 339. The company has been growing at a fast rate between 2012-2015, and its developments are notable in its good public relations, and it has also established itself as one of the best digital reputation management firms. The company’s developments have enabled it to record a 1,099% growth between 2012 – 2015 alone.

Due to the leadership of Status Labs‘ President and CEO, Darius Fisher, the company has been able to improve its market position by building a great client base and creating new digital service offering. The Status Labs’ President and CEO said that they were honored to be recognized as fastest growing companies. He stated that the firm is continuing to grow and expand.

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With offices in São Paulo, New York, and Austin, Status Labs is a premier digital reputation management, public relations, and an online marketing firm. The company’s goals are to ensure that its clients get the best services in search results and building a good reputation through effective digital marketing and public relations strategy. Status Labs fix any online crisis for its clients, and it also sets digital reputations.

The company serves over 1500 customers in 40 countries. It has been able to be profiled in publications such as the New York Post, New York Times, The Daily Beast and US News and World Report. Status Labs’ President, Darius Fisher, was awarded by PRWeek, with the Innovation 500 award in 2015. Darius Fisher was also awarded by PR World Awards in 2016 when he was named the “Business Development Individual of the Year”. Fisher is a co-owner and CEO of Status Labs, and he has been one of the figures behind its development and growth. He has always worked towards achieving the visions of the company, and he has been able to build critical partnerships with agencies and influencers. Before Status Labs was founded, Fisher worked as a copywriter and a political consultant.

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Livio Bisterzo Creates New Health Food Snack

Starbuck’s has added a new, forward-thinking and healthy snack to their food menu recently. The company has long been known for their prowess as a retail coffee company. There was a hole to be filled when it came to the food portion of their menu, though. The company on CrunchBase has recently focused its efforts on getting food products that fit into the “grab and go” category. These products are very successful in Starbuck’s for a couple of different reasons. The first is that a lot of Starbuck’s customers are very healthy conscious. The second reason is that many people visit the stores either in the drive in or without sitting in the dining area. This is why snacks that are quick and easy to eat are in high demand at the store.

Starbuck’s has helped fill that void in their product line by adding Hippeas to their menu. Hippeas are new low calorie snack that can fit into just about any diet plan. The snack is quick, easy to eat, and healthy. The snacks fit into any diet because of the fact that they are gluten-free, vegan, and also kosher. Add to this the fact that they are low calorie and some great nutritional value and you have a win-win for both Starbuck’s and their customers when it comes to this food item.

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How does the snack do all of this? It does it through the power of the chickpea. Chickpeas are an extremely popular food amongst vegan and healthy conscious eaters because of the fact that it fits into a vegan diet and is also very versatile. Chickpeas can be made to emulate just about any food type. In the case of Hippease they have made into a puffy snack that can be found in about 7,500 Starbuck’s stores in vegan white cheddar and Far Our Fajita flavors.

The product is the brainchild of Los Angeles CEO, Livio Bisterzo. Bisterzo is an Italian businessman that studied business in London, England and then made his way to Los Angeles. Livio Bisterzo got his start in marketing. He then later decided to strike out on his own and start his own product line in food.

Livio Bisterzo formed Green Park Holdings in 2015. This is the parent company of the Hippeas brand. He created Hippeas after seeing a void in the marketplace for healthy snack foods that were not cumbersome to eat. This product is already having a lot of success in its short lifespan thanks to being ordered by one of the biggest food retailers in the United States.

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Class Dojo Helps Kids Show Parents “What did you do at school today?”

Shrugging shoulders, one word answers, or silence are typical responses from kids when asked what they did at school that day. Parents who want to glean more information may have to get creative and ask their child different questions like if they helped anyone, learned something new, or did anything fun. A typical after school conversation between a parent and child may give the parent some highlights about their day, but usually leaves the parent feeling like they really don’t know what happened at school. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way that kids can show their parents what they do at school on a daily or even hourly basis? Chances are, that information is already accessible or will be coming soon.

Class Dojo, available in 2 out of 3 schools and 90% of school districts throughout the U.S., is a free app that can be downloaded on your computer or smartphone. Available since 2011 as a teacher and parent communication platform, they have recently added a way for students to participate in the dialogue with the Student Stories feature. Kids in school can take pictures of projects or assignments they are working on and upload them to the Class Dojo site. Throughout the year, they can create a digital portfolio, and parents are notified whenever a new piece is submitted. Parents only have access to their own child’s work. This new feature should be fully available in the fall and has been well received in trial studies by parents, teachers and students alike. It is touted as creating a positive culture within the classrooms and schools and a sense of community by making more information available at home.

In addition to Student Stories, there is a Class Story and School Story feature where teachers can share updates or pictures of what the class is doing as a whole. With all of the Class Dojo features, parents can get a real life glimpse of what is going on in their student’s classroom. This knowledge can help spark more productive conversations between parents and kids, creating a ground-up change in enhancing parent and child interactions at home pertaining to school experiences. So instead of asking what your child did in school today, you can ask specific questions about things you know they are working on, which will provide a more meaningful learning experience for both the child and yourself.

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MR. ANDREW “ANDY” WIRTH

Mr. Andrew “Andy Wirth” is the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California. He is much more than that. He also has just been recently appointed as Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://about.me/andywirth

As you may see, he is quite a man of business, hard work, and accomplishment. Such positions do not just give themselves away. One must be patient and hard working even when not seeing the results for a very long time.

Another cool thing about Mr. Andy Wirth is that he has a unique origin and sense of humor, as well as a historically induced sense of curious creativity and wit which make him truly genuine as a President and CEO of a ski industry.

One can only truly and genuinely hope that such a one of a kind man and his business STAY IN BUSINESS—-AND FOR A LONG, LONG TIME! Yet according to an unofficial online source: “The future of Squaw remains uncertain. The first comment period closed at the end of March and about 50 skiers and riders wrote letters highlighting concerns such as traffic and water supply that KSL has yet to address.”

Yet if the business of Squaw WERE to close at any time now or in the future, one thing is certain. It will not be forgotten: for many. The legacy and the memory will always live on.

Mr. Wirth has nothing to be ashamed of as a business man: he has accomplished much. He has worked hard. He has reaped great and terrific lasting results thus far. Yet the best is still to come!

One such example of a recent accomplishment of Mr. Wirth’s was that of having the creative ingenuity to kill two birds with one stone…so to speak. I do not mean literally: Mr. Andy Wirth is a very calm and sober minded person, mind you.

What I do refer to is the recent base to base gondola action which was announced last year in April of 2015. Mr. Andy Wirth was interviewed regarding his wise intentions to attach two ski areas together for a gondola.

Securus Shames GTL in Bid to Restore Integrity in the Industry

If you have been using GTL services and was unamused by their high service costs and low value, you probably know why, thanks to the press release that was recently made by Securus, highlighting their integrity breach. Securus boss, Richard Smith made a statement that would see the public learn exactly why they were losing so much money, working with GTL. With the statement, Securus hopes that they can bend GTL to stop taking advantage of clients, and in so doing try to mend the industry’s reputation.

Securus believe that a business shouldn’t solely thrive on making profits. Among the top priorities should be customer satisfaction. They have shown stewardship in this area by getting instilling and following policies that saw them receive an A+ from BBB accreditation. Having, invested heavily in maintaining a high level of integrity, one can only understand why the illegal techniques of GTL disgusted Securus.

Securus swore that this was only a tip on the iceberg. They threatened to expose much more if GTL did not take this release seriously and change. You see, the thing about integrity breach is that, it does not only affect the customers negatively. It also a negative connotation on the industry as a whole. Meaning, the whole industry suffers for the wrong of only a few players.

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Securus technologies is among the leading technology companies in North America, providing technological solutions to 48 states, over 1200 inmates and in over 3400 correctional facilities. The company has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. But, their services are not only limited to the area. Their services are aimed at keeping people connected with their loved ones who are serving time.

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Philip Diehl Laces The U.S. Money Reserve With Commitment To Customer Service

The US Money Reserve is a whole lot different from the old analogous agency that was known a few years back. It is now a truly entrepreneurial agency with a more efficient and elaborate customer service outlook. The transformed agency has committed to a whole six-year commitment to the newly found mission.

In a chat with Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio’s Eric Dyer, the current US Money Reserve President, Philip Diehl promised a more customer-centred agency going forward. The show offers a platform for top executives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs to showcase their latest strategies, products, creations, and experiences. Diehl particularly shared on his latest strategies to optimize on the capability of the US Money Reserve.

According to Diehl, there are major transformations lined up for the agency’s foreseeable future that Diehl vividly shared on the show. And from the look of things, the future is very bright for the agency. Under the leadership of Philip Diehl, US Money Reserve can now match the very best in American business regarding customer satisfaction.

Entrepreneurial principles and customer satisfaction commitment are the bedrocks of Diehl as he sets up the agency on the road to revival. This has seen the company rise to become one of the major players in shaping currency. U.S. Money Reserve is the largest distributor of government-issued precious metal bullion, coins, and bars.

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In one of its innovative creations under the leadership of Diehl, this year the company started out on a self-directed precious metals IRA program. Under the program, customers can be able to hold physical gold as a means of storing wealth safely. Upon retirement, the customers can then retrieve the value of the gold while most importantly benefiting from the always rising gold prices.

The precious metals IRA program is a far much better alternative to depositing money in a bank which appreciates in a rather paltry interest rate. It is more of an investment opportunity extended to the consumers. Consumers have a wide range of U.S. government’s legal tenders ranging from gold, silver, and platinum. Depending on their capability and preference, the consumers can settle for any of the commodities, giving a chance for anyone to take part.

The U.S. Money Reserve is an agency founded by gold market veterans who saw the need to combine expert market knowledge, top-notch customer service and guidance you can trust when purchasing precious metals. From its valuable services, the company is currently trusted by over 500,000 clients and is still counting. The company has emerged the nation’s largest distributors of government issued Gold, Silver, and Platinum.

Learn more about US Money Reserve: https://about.me/usmoneyreserveinc