Professional Life of Todd Lubar

Love For Business

Todd Lubar has spent over 20 years’ career in real estate helping others fulfill their dreams of becoming homeowners. For several years, Lubar has ranked in the top 25 mortgage originators in the country. He has also worked with other industries such as construction, mortgage banking, and entertainment industry. Surprisingly, Todd’s first job was at a grocery store but learned that he wasn’t into the grocery business. TDL Global was born as a result of his attempt to offer relief by eliminating barriers that prevent people from receiving loans after working in finance and credit industry for 20 years. Todd is organized and has knowledge of what is happening at every level of his business.

Lubar urges that constant hard work is essential in building a successful business. According to him, the people you surround you with and how one promotes the culture of trust in his/her business influences personal and business growth. Todd also emphasizes on nurturing a culture of honesty and confidence in the firm. Todd Lubar has Fitbit, an activity tracker that keeps him accountable, tracks his sleep, plays to his competitive spirit and whips him into shape. Technology excites Todd primarily the home remote characteristics such as lights, security cameras and a/c control using the phone. In his Twitter page, Todd recommends ‘the Magic of Thinking Big’ as the book that everyone should read to learn how to make the best use of personal and professional time.

According to Yelp, Todd’s initial venture into real estate and finance was a loan instigator with Crestar Mortgage Corporation. He gained knowledge on the model of conservative Mortgage banking. Lubar spent his time developing connections with financial planners, Real Estate Agents and insurance agents. Todd has also served in equity position with Legacy Financial Group.

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How Automation Helps Lip Balm Upstart EOS

Lip Balm Producers

The oral care market had long been dominated by utilitarian Blistex and Chapstick before EOS arrived on the scene. According to an article in the business magazine, Fast Company, this all changed when Evolution of Smooth (https://evolutionofsmooth.ca/), or EOS, introduced its product nearly a decade ago. EOS adheres to an ecological ethos that drives it to use all natural and organic ingredients in their many lip balm varieties. When they first began, the company sought out engineers that could make the product quickly and efficiently. Luckily for the company, and its many fans, their production line is almost fully automated.

It has been reported that EOS moves about one million units per week, and their almost fully automated production process keeps their retailers well supplied. With the amount of volume that EOS moves, and their growing market share, without this automation, it is difficult to imagine how the company would be able to keep up with demand. Automation, especially with organic products and ingredients, keeps the process much more sterile and clean. EOS lip balm prides itself on their use of all natural and organic ingredients, and this automation keeps the pastel colored orbs coming down the line. Automation keeps the shelves stocked and the market share of EOS growing.

When the company began, it did get off to a slow start and had some difficulty finding willing distributers and retailers. Once the company established a stronghold within Walgreens, Costco, Walmart and Target, their slow start was soon in the rear view mirror. In the ensuing years since its introduction to the market, nearly a decade, EOS has upended the lip balm market and grown its market share yearly. It has surpassed the sales levels of both Blistex and Chapstick, and currently trails only Burt’s Bees in market share and revenue. EOS lip balm is here to stay.

Hussain Sajwani – Highly Respected Businessman And Philanthropist

Damac Properties

Hussain Sajwani is one of the most well-known and reputed businessmen, philanthropist, and real estate tycoons in the United Arab Emirates. His company Damac Properties played a vital role in the infrastructure and real estate development in Dubai and the Middle East. Read more: Richest Arab Youngest Billionaires and Family

Damac Properties are active in many different parts of the Middle East as well as globally, including in London, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Jeddah, Dubai, Doha, South Africa, Asia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

The company has a suite of luxury projects under development in Dubai in both commercial and housing sector, including a project that has a golf course designed by the legendary Tiger Woods himself. It is a project in which the golf course would be developed in partnership with the Donald Trump’s organization, The Trump Organization.

Hussain Sajwani studied economics and industrial engineering from the University of Washington. After completing studies, he worked as a contracts manager with the famous oil company named GASCO. In 1982, he finally opened his business called Al Jazeira Services that continues to operate till date.

Al Jazeira Services is a company that deals in catering and support services with clients such as U.S. Military and Bechtel. Damac Properties work with many international and regional partners across the globe to extend its operations in new demographic regions.

Hussain Sajwani is a noted philanthropist as well and recently announced a donation of AED 2 million to provide clean clothing for one million children from a disadvantaged background.

Hussain Sajwani Family have close ties with Donald Trump and family, long before Donald Trump became the president of the United States. After Trump was named the President of the United States, Hussain Sajwani even offered him a $2 Billion deal that Trump had to refuse due to conflict of interest as a President of a country. Learn more about DAMAC owner: https://communityportal.loams.ae/

Hussain Sajwani had come a long way from when he started and is a self-made billionaire and the third richest person in the United States. His company Damac Properties continue to change the face of the housing and real estate market in the country and is known for building some of the most expensive projects in the country.

Securus Technologies Is Praised With Award

Video Visitation App

One of the best companies when it comes to the world of investigation and monitoring tech is called Securus Technologies. They have been around for a very long time and have gained a stellar reputation in their industry. They were recently recognized for their efforts at the annual Stevie Awards in Las Vegas. This ceremony honors companies in a variety of categories in the business world. One of the categories that receives a great deal of attention is the customer service category. There is no question that companies need to have great customer service in order to survive. Securus has taken this idea to a whole new level.

 

The Gold Stevie Award is what Securus took home for having the best customer service of any company in the world in 2016. This is according to a group of judges that consisted of more than 70 professionals. Securus has said that their goal is to treat all of their customers like they would want to be treated. This strategy has clearly worked. Customers always praise Securus for their innovations in order to service the people who do business with them in a more efficient manner. The Gold Stevie Award is very important and shows that their competitors have a long way to go to beat Securus.

 

There were over 60 awards handed out that night at Caesars Palace. The recipients of these awards are very aware of what a prestigious honor the Gold Stevie Award truly is. It is basically like the business world version of winning the Oscar. Securus said that it is already in the process of making major innovations which will be unveiled later in 2017. They are not going to get complacent. They intend on winning the Gold Stevie again next year. It would not be surprising if that happens.

Squaw Valley Holdings Issues Report on The Water System on Upper Mountain

Squaw Valley

Andy Wirth, CEO and president of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts issued a statement on November 30 concerning the contamination of the water supply in the upper mountain water system. Squaw Valley had immediately contacted the Placer County Department of Environmental Health on the discovery of coliform bacteria and E.coli during routine testing.

 

Squaw Valley has the utmost concern for the safety of their guests, so the restaurants on upper mountain were immediately closed. Since the water was shut off, bottled water was provided for all the guests, and no one was ever exposed to the contaminated water supply. As a result, no one became ill from drinking infected water, and skiing remained open. Squaw Valley is extremely cautious concerning their guests.

 

The report that was released from Squaw Valley sums up the cause and effect of the water supply issue.

 

While this issue is being resolved, all of our guests, especially those at High Camp and Gold Coast, will have full access to all of the facilities in the resort. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will continue to keep the restaurants on the upper mountain closed and continuing to provide free bottled water.

 

The cause of the bacteria in this one system was found to be due to an unusually heavy rainstorm in October and rainwater also infiltrated several water systems in the area. As it relates to Squaw Valley, this heavy rain event inundated the system that had been upgraded during the summer. Since the other systems on the resort were not upgraded in any way, the issue was contained to High Camp and Gold Coast system. The contaminated water was never available to the public.

 

Through our routine testing, this issue allowed management to immediately contact the proper authorities. In addition, two water experts were called for a second opinion on the resolution.

 

High Camp and Gold Coast mountain’s water system will continue to be closed until the water levels have returned to normal levels. Our personnel will continue to report the progress until health officials confirm the water levels are normal at upper mountain. Safety is of major concern to Squaw Valley management.

Forbes Asia List Vijay Eswaran

CEO of the Year, Hong Kong

Vijay Eswaran founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies. Vijay Saharan head of multi-business conglomerate including direct selling, retail, finacial services, education and hospitality with 42 distributions world wide as well as top three in sales volume.

Vijay Saharan born in Penang, Malaysia he studied at the London School of Econmics with a degree in socio-economics. In the UK he obtained a CMA certification.

Vijay Eswaran moved to America and attended Southern Illinois University where he completed his MBA. Vijay introduced to multi-level marketing as his job. He then returned home to be hired to expand Cosways. In 1998, Vijay teamed up to form his business in Hong Kong.

Vijay’s company QI Group a direct selling firm that operates in lifestyle, luxury, etc. Then over the next decade QI Group expanded to over thirty countries. Vijay also a well known motivational speaker who lectured around the world.

According to QBuzz, Vijay Eswaran a best selling author who wrote ‘In The Sphere Of Time’, ‘In The Thinking Zone’ and ‘Wings of Thought.’ He contributes to a newspaper column as well. Vijay accomplishments led to his honorary time ‘Dato.’

In 2011, he received the International Excellence in Business award. Vijay an honorary doctorate in management. 2013 he won “CEO of the Year.” The same year Forbes Asia named him 25th richest person in his home country. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://mlmnation.net/dato-vijay-eswaran-taxi-driver-worth-500-million-dollars-932/

Prior to all his success he served as chairperson of the Council of the Quest International University of Malaysia. Vijay demostrates his philanthropy by establishing RYTHM and VF.

A Rising Litigator In Philadelphia: Karl Heideck

Career Success

Karl Heideck is a highly regarded, skilled experienced litigation attorney based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He has been practicing law for 10 years. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College. At Swarthmore, Heideck obtained a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature. While in college, his concentration was in letters.

Heideck went on to the Temple University School of Law. Like many law students interested in becoming litigators, he likely included in his core course load classes like evidence, courtroom practice, and civil procedure. Heideck graduated from both institutions with honors.

In addition to serving the community as a litigator, Heideck also practices in the commercial law arena as well a representing clients in employment law matters. Heideck also practices in the arena of risk management and regulatory compliance.

Heideck is also known to have a strong skillset in legal writing and research. These associated disciplines are crucial elements in a litigators overall legal practice.

Heideck is also involved in a variety of community activities. He is considered to be a strong supporter of a number of different organizations and causes in and around Philadelphia.

Many litigators like Heideck actually begin their legal careers working in the criminal justice system. These lawyers will take jobs in prosecutor’s or public defender’s offices. By taking this approach early in their careers, these lawyers are able to become involved in a significant amount of court proceedings.

In this day and age, litigation lawyers can be found working in a number of areas. Many such attorneys are part of large law firms. These law firms will maintain specialized departments consisting of litigators.

Some governmental agencies and corporations will maintain litigators on their teams. Finally, there are litigators that form boutique firms. These smaller firms will oftentimes partner with other firms to assist in litigated cases.

Real Estate Kingpin Arthur Becker Shares His Success Story

Career Success

Arthur Becker developed the idea of Madison Partners LLC while working for NaviSite and ZINIO. While working for these firms, Arthur regularly interacted with people in the real estate and technology fields and ended up developing interest. After he had sold NaviSite, he decided to reinvest the money in real estate ventures. Arthur developed properties in Miami and New York.

Furthermore, Arthur Becker crossed paths with some biotechnology start-ups. The incorporation of technology in this field amazed him. He saw this area of study as an entrepreneurial opportunity while improving people’s health standards.

In contrast with other businesspeople, Arthur does not follow a predefined schedule. He revealed that a project he’s working on in the suburbs of New York City is nearing completion. Arthur added that a luxurious residential estate is in the works in Tribeca.

Working with experts excites Arthur. He is most effective when supervising professionals and talented employees. He also disclosed how the whole process of premise building fascinates him. Additionally, the research on cancer consistently intrigues him.

Arthur reiterated that the biggest challenge to entrepreneurs is balancing passion and critical thinking. Passion is what drives you to start or carry on with the business, while critical thinking assists in creating viable strategies. He stated that for businesses to succeed, the management has to be regarding its employees. He attributed his prosperity to his ability to evaluate and help in growing management talents.

In his final remarks, Arthur reiterated the importance of listening to others and maintaining a flexible strategy. He noted that while talent can grow your business, preserving and honing the ability to suit your vision poses the greatest challenge.

About Arthur Becker

Arthur sits on the management table of Madison Partners, LLC, an investment firm with interests in property development and biotechnology start-ups. Before this, he was the CEO of ZINIO, a global leader in the dissemination of digital news. He also contributed to the inception of Atlantic Investors, LLC.

Another prominent firm in Arthur’s service portfolio is NaviSite. NaviSite provides technology solutions to investment firms. It operates in the US, India, and the UK. Moreover, Arthur provided consultancy services to Vera Wang Fashion Company, http://www.nytimes.com/1989/06/23/style/vera-wang-wed-to-arthur-becker.html. For more info on him, check out his about.me bio.

 

George Soros’s Involvement In Political Affairs

Political World

George Soros, 85 year-old Hungarian, is a billionaire investor who is a mega donor to Democratic initiatives. George Soros also advocates for issues like immigration reform, religious tolerance and criminal justice reform. During the 2004 elections, George spent a then-unprecedented $27 million in an effort to defeat President George Bush. In the concluded elections, he scaled back his political donations where George Soros emerged as the top donor of Democratic politics. His determination to defeat Donald Trump was seen in Democratic finance circles where he spent overwhelmingly in support of Hillary Clinton. Soros spent over $25 million on Hillary Clinton Campaigns and other Democratic candidates and projects. This information on nytimes.com was derived from the reports released by the Federal Election Commission as well as information provided by his associates and Democratic fundraising operatives.

Michael Vachon, George’s political adviser, said that high political stakes in 2016 motivated Soros to engage in politics. He added that the hostility in sectors that Soros advocates for saw him put faith in Hillary than Trump, whom he accused of doing the work of ISIS. George Soros’ willingness to support Hillary was also driven by his long term friendship with her where he had even planned to go watch her accept the Democratic Presidential nomination but failed due to commitments back in Europe. His active contribution catalyzed donations by other wealthy activists on businessinsider.com. Other liberal donors like Tom Steyer, Don Sussman, Haim Saban and Fred Eychaner also signed big checks in support of Hillary.

After the elections that favored Donald Trump, George Soros and other wealthy liberals who spent massively during Hillary’s campaigns gathered in Washington at Mandarin Oriental hotel on Forbes. The three-day closed-door meeting discussed how to spend the remaining portion of the big money to resist Donald Trump. According to documents obtained by POLITICO, they deliberated on how to prepare for the 2017 and 2018 elections. In addition, other sessions focused on thwarting Trump’s 100-day plan, which the liberals termed as a terrifying assault on former President Obama’s achievements. Leaders of top unions and liberal groups attended the meeting. They included notable persons of the left like Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Keith Ellison, the co-chairman of Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Soros has also been involved in the quiet overhaul of the US justice system. He injected over $3 million in support of the 2016 under-the-radar campaign whose objective was to reshape the American justice system. He channeled the $3 million over the past year into 7 local district-attorney campaigns in 6 states. His contributions targeted African-American and Hispanic candidates who ran on platforms that aim to achieve same goals as Soros’ like replacing trial with diversion programs for some of drug offenders to reduce racial disparities.

Due to his love for immigration reform, George Soros also invested $500 million to migrant and refugee business, responding to call for action by Obama administration where companies were called upon help deal with refugee crisis in the US. At one time, Soros mentioned that the private sector is a powerful tool in managing the refugee crisis. He explained that he would invest the money in startups, developed companies and social-impact projects that directly or indirectly support migrants and refugees in the U.S. and beyond.

CTRMA Making Plans For The Future In The Transport Industry

Texas News

Most transit discussions in Austin area talk about the city in general, Thursday’s Williamson County Growth Summit brought in a new twist in talks that spoke about the challenges facing the transportation sector.

 

The panel discussion hosted the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein, Uber Technologies Director Leandre Johns, RideScout LLC founder Joseph Kopser, and ArgoDesign’s Jared Ficklin, who is a transportation product designer proposing an aerial vehicle system for Central Austin. Their discussion mainly focused on how technology is transforming the face of transportation in Austin and across the world.

 

Mr. Heiligenstein said that new technologies such as ridesharing apps such as Uber and driverless vehicles could speedily transform the transport infrastructure and that the Austin area needs to grow its transportation capabilities, particularly by constructing smarter roads. It’s the only way to meet the demands of a rapidly growing city where most of the growth happens in the suburbs like Williamson County. The chairman, Mr. Alan McGraw also emphasized on the issue concerning policy-making in the city, and he said that the land-use-codes and buildings should remain flexible so as to accommodate future technology. He also said that when one has an autonomous car, people are still going to be using the same roads and parking garages but in a different way.

 

The parking garages of the next century will only have measurements of five feet as their height, meaning that they’ll only be an inch taller than the vehicle itself. It will also have multiple levels, with a service station on one level and a charging station on the other level. Currently, this doesn’t fit any description of our current garages now.

 

The idea of autonomous vehicles came up severally in the discussion but Mr. Heiligenstein was cold on the matter, and all he said about it is that Austin’s adoption rate for those kinds of vehicles is going to be slow. As the meeting came to a close, Mr. Johns raised an issue concerning commuters in Austin requiring the first- and last-mile solutions so as to get them off and onto public transportation.

 

About Mike Heiligenstein and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

The CTRMA is an independent government body developed in 2002 to upgrade the transportation system in Travis and Williamson counties. Their primary agenda is to implement multi-modal and innovative transportation solutions that ease traffic and make transportation choices that employ economic vitality. CTRMA made of a team of seven members.

 

The Governor brings in his selection of the Chairman, while the Williamson and Travis county commissioner’s courts elect three members to serve them. Mike Heiligenstein, the Director of Mobility Authority, leads the small group of professionals. He also hires private contractors to provide staffing support when needed.

Learn more:

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/opinion/heiligenstein-mopac-project-one-many-mobility-solutions/xMGCtppQvuEzYlFe8FuhSK/

http://www.mobilityauthority.com/about/executive-director.php