While there are hundreds of large corporations working in the USA and dominating the market, there are a few privately owned business in the country, which is equally making profits and running their business on a massive scale. Among those, OSI group is a prominent one with billions of dollars in annual revenue and a global operation throughout the world.
OSI Group is considered as one of the most successful privately owned companies in the USA that specializes in meat processing and provides a wide range of retail and food products. It is one of the largest meat suppliers to the top food chains both inside and outside of the USA including McDonald’s, Subway, Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut. Also, the company also produces a wide variety of private level food brands and it is the leader in co-packing major brands name items for different retail and food services.
The company was founded by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky in 1909 and within 20 years, it became one of the biggest wholesale meat trade, and it was renamed as Otto & Sons in 1928. They were selected as a meat supplier for McDonald in 1955 for their quality products. In addition to this, they perfected the Cryogenic food processing where they could preserve fresh food with liquid nitrogen. This enhanced their product quality and credibility in the market and helped them to secure contracts with some of the biggest chain and food services in the country.
OSI Group has a massive infrastructure to support its global operation. Its headquarter is based in Aurora, Illinois from where runs it’s 65 facilities scattered in 17 countries across the globe. Its products include but not limit to fresh or frozen patties, bacon, hot dogs, Raw chicken & pork, fish, pork, poultry, vegetable and dough products and so on. The company employs hundreds of employees both at home and abroad for its different operations such as supply chain management, nutrition, research and development, process engineering and so on.
OSI Group has been recognized and awarded for their unprecedented quality standards over the years. It received Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council for 2016 to ensure the highest quality standards in its facilities. It was ranked at 136th position in Forbes List in 2011 for securing an annual revenue of $3 billion, and in 2016 it ranked in the list at 58th position with its annual revenue of $6.1 billion. This is indeed a great achievement any privately owned company.
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Many companies have taken stock options away from their employees. The thought was that offering the option was costing too much money, not benefiting the company at all. That is not necessarily true. Jeremy Goldstein offers a few suggestions to show why offering stock option could be better than increasing pay or insurance coverage.
- Stock options are easy to understand
- An option’s value only increases if the share value of a corporation increases, giving employees incentive to put the company’s needs first.
- Due to some existing IRS rules, the tax burden could be lighter for a company to supply staff members with options.
Jeremy Goldstein explains that a “knockout” option benefits both sides. It keeps a time limit but will expire if the share value drops too low. Non-employee shareholders are also protected from overhang. The knockout option looks better to shareholders because executive compensations are lower, resulting in a more accurate yearly earnings report.
Jeremy Goldstien has been a business lawyer for 15 years. His firm, Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC, is based in New York. Before starting his own firm he was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Currently Jeremy Goldstein sits on the board of a non-profit called Fountain House to aid those mentally ill. He has been a part of several large corporate transactions which include SBC Communications Inc./AT&T Wireless Services, Phillips Petroleum Compnay/Conoco Inc., and Duke Energy/Progress Energy, to name a few. He speaks and writes often often about corporate governance and executive compensation issues in several periodicals.
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The Brazilian economy has been on the rise in the last couple of decades and is the eighth largest in the world currently. Many of the world investors have been investing in the country to reap maximum benefits from the country’s economic growth. Learn more about Igor Cornelsen: https://bs.linkedin.com/in/igor-cornelsen-86830840
However, making significant returns in just about any economy is not possible until unless the basics of its economy are clear, and this is what Igor Cornelsen suggests to the investors in the Brazilian economy. Igor says that the infrastructure of Brazil is building at a massive pace and it is also one of the biggest manufacturer and exporter of many goods and food products in the world, which is what has attracted a lot of investors.
According to Lulu, Igor Cornelsen says that to make the most of the investments made in the country, the investors should be clear about the banking basics. It would help them invest smartly and be aware of the market movements that would help them stay out of compliance issues and reap better benefits.
PR Newswire reveals that Igor Cornelsen says that it is essential that the investors take note of the moves made by the top banks in the country as it would help them know where the financial market of the nation is heading.
The top banks in the country are what drive the country’s economy majorly, and their moves tell a lot about where the country’s economy is heading. He also added that it is essential to take note of the trading partners’ activities, including that of China, which is the largest trading partner of Brazil.
Igor also added to his advisory that the new government has been giving a lot of positive signals about improving the country’s economy and helping get rid of the populist policies implemented by the earlier government. He said that the new finance minister Joaquim Levy looks hopeful and is expected to improve economic and trading policies currently practiced in the country.
Keeping track of such movements would help in developing the timing of the investment in the country. Igor heads the Bainbridge Inc presently and is a stock market consultant assisting people to invest smartly in the stock markets.
In July of 2010 Christine McEntee, gave up her role as head of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Washington D.C. for a position as the executive director of the American Geophysical Union, leaving Paul Welch Jr., to serve as acting director until a suitable successor was found. On February 1. 2011 Robert A. Ivy was named the Executive Vice President and CEO of the National American Institute of Architects, since then, he has changed the AIA into a more positive, prominent and influential organization by raising public awareness about the importance of architects and their worth which was just one of Ivy’s goals set for the company.
Ivy obtained a master of architecture from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Arts from Sewanee: The University of the South, then in 1966, began working for McGraw-Hill Construction Media, an organization that connects people with products and projects. As the Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record, an American monthly magazine dedicated to architecture and interior design, Ivy played a big part in making the magazine the most widely read architectural journal in the world. The magazine also received many awards under Ivy’s leadership like the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for general excellence, the Premier Magazine Journal Award, 7 Ozzies for Folio Design, over 20 Jesse H. Neal Awards and more.
Robert then became the Editorial Director/ Vice President of McGraw that later became the AIA’s Official Media Sponsor. Before working for McGraw, Ivy was a principal at Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy and a critic for many national publications from 1981.
Ivy, also received many awards, in 1998 he received the McGraw-Hill Award for Excellence in Management, in 2009 he was given the Crain Award which is the American Business Media’s highest recognition for an individual, in 2010 Ivy was named “Master Architect” for communicating very effectively in the value of design, by the National Architecture Fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi, which is a great honor, as only 7 individuals in the fraternities 100-year history received this honor.
Ivy’s biography entitled, “Fay Jones: Architect”, was published in 1992 by AIA and was cited for “the highest standards of scholarship, design, and production,” by The Art Library Society of North America.
Today, Robert Ivy continues to lead AIA with great pride, professionalism, and expertise and looks forward to working with America’s architects as they prepare for the future.
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I have always thought that it would be a wonderful thing to stop needless crimes. So much of the evil that exists in our world is evil that we humans do to other humans. Yes it is true, nature is out of our control. But we must admit, most of the bad acts done are done by each other. Securus Technologies understands this. They also want to stop needless crimes. That is why they have specialized in creating products within the crime prevention category.
I am happy to report that their main motive is not necessarily money, though that is not a bad thing to make, and they have an awful lot of it, but rather to decrease crime inside correctional facilities.
To decrease crime inside correctional facilities, Securus Technologies has implemented a system which seeks to control contraband cell phones inside the facility. They use contraband cell phones to investigate and monitor current crimes, as well as, potential crimes.
2400 correctional facilities in America and 2000 in Canada all report favourably to Securus Technologies. They have openly stated that their workforce, ranging from the guards to the police officers, feel, that for the first time, they have a grip on controlling the inmates. This allows those who are in danger to feel safe.
However, they are not the only ones who feel safe. Inmates have actually reported feeling safer in facilities that have Securus Technologies. The reason for this is because they know that the guards can catch a crime that one inmate may do to another inmate before it even happens.
I believe the Securus Technologies is very pleased to see this. They have begun investing a grand total of 600 million dollars in order to create new patents and technologies to keep inmates and guards even safer.
Talk Fusion is a renowned video marketing company based in Florida. The firm was founded in 2007 by the current CEO, Bob Reina, who has more than 25 years’ experience in video marketing and direct sales industries. Bob Reina is a constant contributor to HuffPost, formerly known as Huffington Post, where he enlightens his audience on the matters of entrepreneurship, video technology developments, lifestyle, and self-development. He was instrumental in the rebranding of the Huffington Post, and on 24th April 2014, a day before the rebranding, Reina went live and stated that the trending platform had done an honorable thing by revamping culture and fulfillment through the re-launch of their brand. Reiner also affirmed his commitment to continue sharing insightful articles the HuffPost’s readers, who are close to 200 million, as he continues impacting the lives of his clients and associates at Talk Fusion.
Talk Fusion is a leading provider of video marketing solutions worldwide. It is committed to helping businesses and startups gain a competitive edge in the market as they increase their revenues and grow their customer base. Talk Fusion offers its clients effective marketing options through captivating and persuasive video marketing strategies using video emails, video newsletters, video conferencing, and video chats among others. The firm has received unwavering recognitions in the business world for helping companies devise creative ways to get their message out. Talk Fusion has been in operation for ten years and has its headquarters in Florida. It operates in more than 140 countries, with qualified independent Associates marketing the company’s products person to person.
Talk fusion has launched numerous innovative products. It is recognized for launching the first ever instant pay compensation plan in the world under the leadership of the CEO, Bob Reina. Talk Fusion upholds high ethical business standards and practices. Bob is a staunch believer that more success entails more social responsibility. Thus, he endeavors to steer the firm to greater heights, as it abides by the acceptable business practices. Talk Fusion is a member of the esteemed Direct Selling Association (DSA).
Talk Fusion is certainly a trendsetter in the video marketing industry. It continues to offer sustainable marketing solutions to its clients, even as it gives back to the community through numerous philanthropic causes. Talk Fusion is honored worldwide for helping animals in need as well as donating generously to orphanages and shelters. The firm also offers a 30-day free trial of the video marketing solutions to the prospective customers who would wish to test before they make a purchase. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/talk-fusion
Some of the big issues in the United States involve civil and human rights, including the rights of migrants who live in work in the nation.
Many of these people end up in Arizona and need help defending their rights. One of the organizations that lend this help to people who rights have been violated is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
This fund was created in the aftermath of two journalists having their own rights violated by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The result of this was a settlement of $3.75 million being awarded to them which. They used this settlement to establish the Frontera Fund in order to help others.
It was on October 18, 2007, that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested by deputies working for Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He was looking for their notes regarding himself and grand jury proceedings. The arrest was deemed illegal and after winding through the appeals process they won their settlement against the county.
The Frontera Fund is now used to defend the rights of others in the state of Arizona, especially migrant rights. They also support the right to free speech as well as the right to engage in civics.
The Frontera Fund financially supports a broad range of other nonprofit organizations in Arizona. Among these is the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. Read more; Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Facebook
This project defends the rights of those who are housed in Department of Homeland Security detention centers. It offers free legal services to these people who are usually poor and completely unable to afford an attorney on their own.
Other groups that the Frontera Fund supports include the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, the Arizona Justice Project, The Colibri Center for Human Rights, and Justice that Works. Lacey and Larkin are also supporters of the Arizona branch of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The website for the Frontera Fund includes news about various issues affecting the human, civil, and migrant rights of people living in Arizona. Among these is a Trump Watch which keeps track of what Donald Trump is doing as president of the United States and how those actions affect people in Arizona and around the nation.
The most recent articles discuss DREAMers who are young people who were brought to the United States when they were young. The DREAM act, signed by President Obama, had supported these people’s righ to the stay in the US as long as they were working or going to school. Trump overturned this law and people are now awaiting what Congress will do about that.
Bloomberg revealed that anyone needing to grow a new bone or some bone tissue in the near future should remember the name Dr. Clokie. Anyone else wanting to be on the cutting edge of biological technology should also remember his name. And, anyone interested in the phenomenon of medical miracles will soon know the name of doctor Clokie.
What is also important to remember is that what he does with medical technology is not a snake-oil operation. These are real results and real science that surely to change the world. It is all about working within the law with stem cells. Through research and a little bit of vision, adult stem cells have a found new purpose and within the human body.
And, there are also other subtle and significant details to this story that anyone who really wants to be in the know should pay attention to. For starters, Dr. Clokie is a maxillofacial surgeon and the CEO of Induce Biologics Inc. But before he is known as the boss of induce his record also shows head positions at the University of Toronto. Read more; Dr. Cameron Clokie Gives His Quick Tips for Tooth Care While Traveling
Without a doubt the resources and networking of organizations the university provides is an asset to his work in service. This institution is also where doctor cookie has a lot of hours logged which are connected to his medical research and breakthroughs. But, hallowed hall only take one so far. And, for real growth in business, doctor cookie does his practice on his own these days. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: https://twitter.com/CameronClokie and https://www.dentevents.com/speaker-profile/dr-cameron–clokie/c12024915
Business growth and bone tissue growth like this requires real knowledge and visionary practice. That is why doctor cookie holds 25 of his own patents in the field. He is more than a pioneer. He is a game changer who is sure to be known in the history books as one of the first to successfully change mankind’s future.
But, at the heart of the matter, he is just a caring and loving doctor who wants to change the life of his patients for the better. You can ask any one of them and they can tell you that what he can do for you or anyone else is little short of a miracle. Few doctors or anyone in the medical scientific field can do what he does. He stands alone for sure.
George Soros is a well-known philanthropist worldwide who has given billions of dollars in his lifetime supporting both individuals and organizations. His donations help support causes on accountable government (to help strengthen the government), freedom of expression, and equality and justice societies (human rights). Soros was born in the country of Hungary and relocated to London 17 years later where he studied at the London School of Economics before emigrating to the United States in 1956. It was in the 1970s when Soro began his career with his hedge funds and company, Soros Fund Management LLC. Today, Soros is recognized for being one of the most top-notch successful investors in the United States history.In 1984, Soros became founder and chairman of Open Society Foundations helping countries transition from communism. Soros’ mission with the Open Society Foundations is to strengthen laws and gain respect for human rights, minorities and diversity (different opinions). His mission also includes supporting democratic elected governments and maintaining a civil society (being sure that government power is using ethics in human rights, dignity, and the rule of law).
After being successful in his foundations, Soros went on supporting the International Crisis Group, Global Witness. He’s committed and successful in supporting the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.Two decades ago Soros explained his fame in the financial markets fearing that laissez-faire capitalism (being free from government regarding economic activities) and the growth of market values was threatening an open, democratic society. He believes that the threat of an open society is capitalist not communist, and was driven by Karl Popper’s philosophy of open society where totalitarian ideologies like communism and Nazism are enemies.
Soros wrote in The Atlantic in 1997 that his theory of history is based on reflexivity (feedback between thinking (reflecting) and events). Reflexivity has helped and continues to help Soros significantly in the financial markets. Soros wrote that when making money he reflects on what he really cares about, and that is exactly what he did when Soros developed his foundation, Open Society Fund Inc. Soros continued saying in the 1997 edition of The Atlantic that he became successful supporting the Chapter 77 petition (demanding the Communist government to recognize human rights) in Czechoslovakia (Central Europe), and the Solidarity (first independent labour union belonging to the Soviet bloc) in Poland, among other foundations in Hungary, China and the Soviet Union during the 1980s. In fact, Soros established foundations in more than 25 countries by the year 1989. In the 1997 edition of The Atlantic, Soros explained that the economic theory misrepresented reflexivity, therefore, laissez-faire ideology was open to be exploited.
Goettl Air Conditioning is an established HVAC business name in Las Vegas Nevada as well as Phoenix and Tuscon Arizona. They have been in these areas for many years and have established themselves as a leader in the air conditioning field. Their acquisition of Walton’s Heating and Air 2 years ago will take their established base, make it even bigger and, hopefully, better. While this acuisition has come as a surprise to some, there are insiders in the southwest region who are not surprised in the least.
Walton’s Heating and Air has been stagnant for quite some time, so a change such as this was anticipated. They still have a solid customer base, but they were not growing on pace with the industry standard of growth. Goettl saw this and saw an opportunity for their own growth by approaching Walton’s owner Todd Longbrake with an offer. Longbrake took Goettl up on their offer and is currently with the merged version of both companies.
This was a smart move on the part of Goettl, maintaining Longbrake, because of the knowledge and expertise that he could bring to the company. The existing customer base that Walton’s had in Southern California has also helped Goettl expand their area of service to include more of the southwest. This is an area of continued growth so it is an ideal piece of “real estate” for an HVAC company such as Goettl. Check out LinkedIn to know more.
There is still competition within this field and in this region, so the industry itself is still quite healthy. This is good news for the consumer as this ensures competitive pricing on both sales and service. On top of all that, the way this acquisition played out gives Goettl an even better name in the business than they already had. The integrity and professionalism of it all was, if anything else, a brilliant marketing move. If Goettl had a good name before, it is even better now.
Nathaniel Ru is a co-founder and one of the chief executive officers of Sweetgreen, a chain of restaurants that provides healthier dining options compared to traditional fast food outlets in the form of salads made of organic, locally sourced produce. Ru graduated from Georgetown University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and, soon afterwards, opened the first Sweetgreen outlet in the heart of Georgetown alongside two of his classmates, co-founders Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet.
This was in response to the lack of healthy eating options available in Georgetown. The fact that their business survived its first winter break, when the students of Georgetown headed back home for the holidays, meant that Sweetgreen could make it in the long run, according to the three co-founders.
Apart from providing fresh salads at 40 outlets across the United States, Sweetgreen makes ordering its scrumptious dishes easy through its website and mobile app, with about 30% of customer purchases taking place online.
Nathaniel Ru and his co-founders have also adopted a new approach to management, closing down their offices 5 times a year so that the office-based employees also get a chance to work at Sweetgreen’s outlets and serve its customers directly. Despite being an ever-expanding network of salad bars, Sweetgreen does not have a corporate headquarters. When asked why this is so, Nathaniel Ru said that the company prefers having a “decentralized headcount”.
Customers have a satisfying experience whenever they visit Sweetgreen. The wait is a little long, usually of 15 minutes, before one can finally place his or her order, but the food is “nourishing” and “reasonably priced”, according to the Tech Insider. The author of the article, Drake Baer, goes on to write, “Unlike many lunch salads, you’re not hungry 45 minutes after eating one,” which shows that Sweetgreen’s focus is not on providing mere salads, but complete, wholesome meals. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnQ9aK4ZmFA and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetgreen
The restaurants have also been carefully designed so that customers feel good when they visit, and a team member walks them through the process of creating the wide variety of salads while the customers get a clear view of the open kitchen. It is all part of an idea that Nathaniel Ru calls “service design”.
Another aspect that sets Sweetgreen apart is the fact that it buys and uses all edible parts of the crops it purchases, not just the parts people are used to seeing. It lets customers try out new salad combinations, which can be healthier than the usual products, according to Ru.
The innovations in the products as well as the cutomer experience, led by Nathaniel Ru and his co-founders, have caused sales to grow which might continue to rise in the future thanks to Sweetgreen’s philosophy of modernity.