Ordinary items create unique gift boxes for Wengie

Wengie has a number of examples on how to create a unique looking gift wrapped package including using a scrap piece of cloth, empty oatmeal box, straws, and knitting yarn. The scrap piece of cloth can be used to make a good looking ribbon. Simply take the ribbon and tie the corners from end to end. Repeat again only tying the other corners. Continue the process until the ribbon has no loose ends. The bow created will fill the top of the package. Add a plastic flower by simply sliding it inside of the bow to finish off the gift box.

 

Wengie puts an empty oatmeal box to use by cutting off the top of it and then gathering together some wrapping paper. Take the wrapping paper and line inside of the box with it. Use a hole punch on both ends of the newly created gift box so that one can add a ribbon through each of the holes. The ribbon will create a handle to carry the gift item. Wengie adds that using previously discarded boxes is great for the environment.

 

Gift wrapping can take the look of a 3-D effect using straws and yarn. Cut straws into smaller pieces and pull them through some strong. Take the straws and create an original looking designer box. Glue it into place when one is satisfied with their creation. Try using yarn on a box by wrapping it around and around on a box. Once the yarn is in the position one wishes, simple use glue to secure it to the gift box.

 

 

Waiakea Grows 4000 Percent

The competition in the water bottled industry is fierce. There is no doubt about that. Ryan Emmons, apart from being one of the youngest entrepreneurs in this popular field, was only 22 when he Waiakea springs. His first year, he barely sold 1500 cases of water. Last year, however, he sold over 2700 cases with ease.

Crunchbase reported that by 2015, WaiakeaWater had a growth of at least 4000 percent, which is incredible. In order too to celebrate what Waiakea spring has achieved, the beverage company will launch new manufacturing facilities in Hawaii.

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water has a value of more than $10 million. Also, according to Forbes, the beverage company has a yearly growth of more than 170 percent. And thanks to such capital gains, Emmons will be able to continue with his philanthropic donations.

According to Forbes, since WaiakeaWater was founded, Emmons has donated over 500 million liters of drinkable water to poor African communities.

One of the policies of Waiakea Water is to donate about 600 liters of water for every liter that it sells through Pump Aid. For several years, Waiakea has been working with Pump Aid in order to help Sub-Saharan African communities.

What has made Emmons so successful? For starters, Emmons founded his beverage company on a triple bottom line platform, something very unique in today’s business world. This explains why Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was one of the first companies in the bottled water industry to be recognized by The CarbonNeutral Company. Waiakea also only utilizes RPET for its bottles.

Thus, the environmentally friendly practices on behalf of Waikea attracted many loyalists. Waiakea water is also better than regular tap water because of its alkaline levels.

Not only that, but this water is said to come from the Mauna Loa. The water passes through thousands of feet of volcanic rock, which explains its mineral content.

Due to high demands, Waiakea Water will start doing business in two new continents. Currently, about 30 American states carry this company’s products.

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is also partnered with a co-packaging facility from Long Beach, California. The prices on Waiakea’s products are also not high. One can expect to pay about $3 for a full litter.

Learn more about more Waiakea Water: http://www.newyou.com/health/fresh-volcano-water/

The Story Of End Citizens United

In 2010 the US Supreme Court made a ruling that drastically altered how elections operate in the United States. In their ruling, a majority of the judges determined that corporations are people with all the rights that entails, including free speech on endcitizensunited.org. Election laws in place at the time limited how much corporations and people could give to political candidates. The Supreme Court decision was that this was an unconstitutional restriction on their free speech and struck those laws down. Today corporations and wealthy people can give as much as they want to political candidates and causes on alternet.org which means they now have an overwhelming influence on politics throughout the country.

In March 2015 a Political Action Committee (PAC), End Citizens United, was formed in order to fight back against this ruling. The PAC is supported by grassroots donations and seeks to put the political process back into the hands of regular citizens and limiting the corrupting influence of billionaire individuals and corporation. End Citizens United has a three-fold mission; elect pro-reform candidates, raise the issue of money buying politics into a national discussion, and using their grassroots donors as a means of demonstrating political power against the Supreme Court ruling.

End Citizens United supports Democrats as they are the only political party that is looking to create campaign finance reform laws. The PAC plan is to use millions of dollars it as collected from grassroots supporters and give it to Democratic candidates in competitive House and Senate races across the nation. Hundreds of thousands of citizens have signed the PAC’s online petition on endcitizensunited.org and many have donated funds as well. The ultimate goal is to pass a constitutional amendment that will reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling. This will be a challenging bar to clear as a constitutional amendment must pass both the House and Senate by a 2/3rd vote as well as have 3/4’s of the states ratify it.

End Citizens United is overseen by Executive Director Tiffany Muller. She has served on the Topeka City Council, worked with Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, and has operated a politic research team that was based in Florida. The Political Director is Jody Murphy who has served on a number of state and local political campaigns. He has also worked on the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee as their Independent Expenditure Director and Political Director. Adam Bozzie is the PAC’s Communications director and has over 15 years experience in similar positions. Another top official with End Citizens United is Rajan Naran whol is the Director of State and Local Strategy. He has a record of serving as a Research Director, campaign management, and organizing.

Petrello- Businessman And Entrepreneur

Sustaining success in the business world is not always easy. Against the odds, Anthony Petrello has done just that. Involved in this world for quite some time, Petrello has created a track record of using his skills to improve companies. He has showcased a uncommon ability to improve the productivity of businesses. While his accomplishments are great, he has a history of giving back to others that is equally impressive.

Like many great leaders, Petrello’s success began in the classroom. His educational transcript includes a bachelors and masters degree in Mathematics from Yale. Later, Tony Petrello would add a J.D. Degree from the highly respected Harvard Law School. The skills and knowledge gained at these two schools would tremendously enhance Petrello’s ability to create success in the business world.

Life after graduate school was filled with a number of stops for Petrello. He quickly immersed himself into a number of projects. Petrello worked with the law firm Baker & McKenzie where he served as the Managing Partner of their New York location. He spent more than five years in this role. Petrello developed a expertise for the areas of international arbitration and taxation during this time. Shortly after his time with Baker & McKenzie, Petrello became a member of the Nabors Board of Directors. He also worked as the Executive Committee of the Board during the early 1990’s.

At his time Petrello was just beginning to make a dent on his career accomplishments. Tony Petrello would take on the challenge of working as President and Chief Operating Officer of Nabors, a position he held for more than twenty years. He also had a short stint as Deputy Chairman. Throughtout his career Petrello develop a large skill set which included a knowledge of how to creating specific planning and direction for his companies.

Giving back to the community is also high on Petrello’s priority list. His passion for children led him to work on the board for the Texas Children’s Hospital. Their passion for children with rare disorders has been inspiring to Petrello. His work and philanthropy continue to make news even after decades in business. he should continue to have an impact for years to come.

Innovation In Community Banks

Community Banking is one of the best ways to do your banking now days. These financial institutions are no longer limited with services, which puts them in direct competition with the larger National Banks. Technological Innovation has played a huge role in boosting these banks to the forefront and NexBank Capital epitomizes this notion to the fullest. NexBank Capital is one of Dallas, Texas’ leading financial institutions as well as one of the top community banks in the country. Whatever financial endeavor an individual can receive from larger chain banks, this bank can individuals many of the exact services.

 

NexBank Capital specializes in commercial, investment, and mortgage banking. On the other hand, it offers other wonderful services such as warehouse lending, public funds, agency services, credit services, treasury management, real estate advisory, online and mobile banking. With an estimated $4.0 Billion in assets, this institutions can provide valuable services for other financial institutions, middle management companies, large corporations, and real estate investing.

 

Company President John Holt is providing great leadership as he has a solid business plan that he wants this banking center to go in. Last year’s Mr. Holt attended the Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference in New Orleans and he was an instant hit. The future looks very bright for community banking and NexBank Capital is one of the very reasons for this industry’s success.

 

Mike Baur Offers An Amazing Avenue For Talented Entrepreneurs To Build Ideas

Mike Baur has been on the headlines several times highlighting the positive effect he has offered to the world of entrepreneurship. He is the founder of the Swiss Startup Factory, an incubation center where talented startups can nurture ideas and get the needed support to build their portfolios. Mike Baur, through this center, offers a three months incubation program, which covers a number of topics including financing for those who lack the financial muscle to launch their ideas. Most importantly, the Swiss Startup Factory provides room for expert intervention, in which case entrepreneurs are able to interact with industry leaders.

 

Having such an environment allows startups to come up with even better ideas and to configure their arrangements for growth and success. Many of the entrepreneurs whose ideas were refined through this program are successful individuals running successful businesses in various specialties. The Swiss Startup Factory is an environment that brings together creative individuals and professionals who avail tools needed to speed up the progress of small ideas and later transition into bigger plans. Currently, the Swiss Startup Factory is the biggest incubation facility in Switzerland and its influence has continually been spreading across the country.

 

Business strategy formulation

Most startups fail because they lack the strategy and capability to handle the stress that comes with entering into a new environment and this is one of the things the Swiss Startup Factory is looking to address. Having a clear strategy that points to the future and spells out the growth pattern of the startup makes the implementation process easy.

 

Post accelerator support

Once the three months incubation period is over, that does not mark the end of support to the startup. The Swiss Startup Factory monitors the progress of the startup for an additional five months to ensure all the ideas shared during incubation are adopted and used to build the business.

 

About Mike Baur

Mike Baur is a renowned venture capital and the entrepreneur behind the establishment of Swiss Startup Factory. He worked in the banking industry for almost 20 years before he made a decision to exit the industry for entrepreneurship in 2014. He immediately went ahead and founded an incubation facility, the Swiss Startup Factory, which has been offering support to young entrepreneurs pushing for the development of their creative ideas.

 

 

George Soros Heads to DC to Discuss Election Results

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros and many of his close friends and associates involved with Democratic Party politics will be congregating in DC for a multi-day group meeting meant to answer questions about the results of the election and how liberal groups and donors should proceed now.

The pow wow being held in the Mandarin Oriental is the first official grouping of these powerful individuals in the Democratic Party. Of most importance is how Democrats will react to a Trump presidency on Time.com.

Most observers and attendees are predicting that Dems will come out guns blazing in order to delay and obstruct as much of Trump’s agenda as they can. Democrats are loathe to see many of the achievements they have made over the past 8 years collapse under a Trump presidency.

One of the main Obama programs that will be under attack is the massive expansion of healthcare, aka Obamacare on Biography. Millions of Americans now depend on the government subsidy to afford their healthcare. In addition many Americans fear losing protections against denial for existing conditions.

The Democratic Alliance is considered the vanguard of all groups opposing the Trump agenda at http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros. While they have only existed as an official organization since 2005 they are one of the heavy hitters in Democratic fundraising today. They have donated nearly half a billion dollars to all kinds of think tanks, non profits and Democratic party races and measures.

George Soros is among the most generous donors in the group- with roughly 25 million dollars in donations under his belt. He is and was considered one of Clinton’s strongest allies and gave generously to her campaign as well. He was vehemently opposed to many in the ultra right wing Republican camp.

Soros typically does not attend all meetings of the Democratic Alliance so him showing up in person is considered a very big deal among party elites and those in the know. Likely he will play a key role in setting the agenda for the next 2 years before elections.

Securus Saved Our Thanksgiving With Video Visitation

Securus Technologies really brought my family together this Thanksgiving. My brother was thrown into federal prison because of marijuana charges a couple of years ago. And it’s totally crazy because marijuana is now becoming legal in many states across the country. We are hoping to get his conviction vacated in light of all of this.

 

That’s all beside the point. The point is that my children miss my brother and so do I. It is always hard around the holidays because we know that he is locked behind bars. He is housed all the way across the state and it makes it very difficult for us to visit him. That’s when Securus saved the day for us.

 

This benevolent company runs this incredibly genius technology. All I do is log into their website, request a video visitation time, and then log back in when it’s time. My brother pops up on the other side with his face filling the screen.

 

We video chatting with him on a tablet this year. It’s about as close is he will get to a family gathering for quite some time, and I am grateful for this technology.

 

I just want to start to spread the word. Securus has been nothing but good to us. They are always interested in whether we are happy with our services or not. And if there are any technical issues, calling into their customer service center is lightning quick. I’ve read bad reviews of other prison telecommunications companies. I’m hoping Securus becomes the country’s leading provider very soon.

 

Squaw Valley commitment to water quality

On November 8, the Placer County Department of Health issued a statement that E. coli and coliform bacteria has potentially been found in the Squaw Valley Upper Mountain. Squaw Valley has issued a statement about the drinking water that has been contaminated. Squaw Valley has been treating the water consistently and the quality level is improving. Director of Environmental Health Wesley Nicks has said there is low levels of coliform present and no e. coli.

Water will continue to be treated until it is the needed quality and the restaurants will remained closed until then. Skiers are urged not to drink any water. Top to bottom skiing practices have been encouraged to promote health habits. Squaw Valley released their own statement regarding the situation. Liesl Kenney Director of Public Relations released one late Sunday November 30.

Read more: Squaw Valley issues statement on upper mountain water quality

They stated that heavy rains in October caused several water systems in the area to be affected. In Squaw Valley, the newly updated system at High Camp and Gold Coast areas. The contamination was limited to that one system. Routine testing caused this issue to become detected and Squaw Valley notified the proper authorities. Squaw Valley also sought the help of third party water experts to help remedy the problem and will continue to work towards a solution until the water has been fixed. Water usage will not resume until health officials give the all clear signal.

Customer safety is their top concern. They will continue normal operations at the High Camp and Gold Coast areas. Free bottled water will be available for all customers until the issued has been fully resolved. Updates will be provided as they are available. As a resort, they are taking full measures to make sure the issue is resolved.

Squaw Valley is a North Lake Tahoe ski resort that spans over 6,000 acres. They have been 2016 “Best Ski Resort” in North America by USA Today. The resort averages 450 inches of snow year round with 300 sunny days, which makes for beautiful Spring skiing. They have one of the longest ski seasons in Lake Tahoe, and they have slopes that can accommodate all levels of skiers from beginner to intermediate. Squaw Valley ski holdings operates Squaw Valley resort, Alpine Meadows resort, and Squaw Valley real estate.

2016 Super Bowl Betting Tips You Should Embrace For High Returns

Betting has spread across many platforms and virtually all sporting activities offer a chance for bettors to earn. Analyzing outcomes and coming up with accurate details that show the situation in the industry is a process that calls for persistence and dedication. You need to understand the industry to emerge as a successful super bowl betting expert.

There are many ways through which you can increase your chances of winning on super bowl betting and one of them is visiting verified sites like Covers.com for the latest information about super bowl and the teams that are ideal for one while betting. Covers.com also offers bettors a chance to place their bets on super bowl matches, so it is a complete package that also includes super bowl odds and statistics about matches and teams that one can use to make decisions for easy betting.

Check with online information outlets
You cannot be present in all the fields where matches take place but you can get updated on what is happening in the entire industry by visiting the right sites that offer information about super bowl betting. There are many websites that are trusted to offer information about super bowl odds that you can rely on.

While fetching information online, beware of individuals who post unverified odds and details that may mislead you to choose the wrong sides while betting. Only use site like Covers.com that have been in the industry for years for information that will help you to understand what is happening with the teams.

Manage your finances
Betting is an investment strategy and you expect some profit at the end of the day. If you are to place bets, you need to measure what you are willing to invest and be cautious about the teams you pick to bet against. For an outcome you are not sure about, you should not commit a lot of money.

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