Hometown Journey

Handy Can Truly Save the Day

When you think about the old fashioned way of trying to find help for your home, you are already full of the ideas that don’t quite make you happy. It can be difficult enough on its own to try and track down the right type of help for your home, but then when you consider the different sorts of pay, technical expertise, trustworthiness and just the scheduling in general, no one truly likes the idea of trying to find help for their home. When you consider the fact that they might not even have enough time to take care of their home in the first place, it truly becomes even more difficult to think about when you’ll find the time to find the help as well. 

Handy is the new app that makes the old fashioned ways truly become relics of the past. No longer will you need to deal with all of the up front hassle of trying to find people who can truly help you, because Handy brings so many professionals together into one pool. You can simply click a button and all of a sudden you truly are connected with more contractors than you would ever even need. Furthermore, by doing the screening right up front you already know that Handy is only putting out the top contractors in the marketplace. They clearly trust their app as a place for having the best contractors and want to build their brand based upon trust. 

Handy truly fills a void in the marketplace because of how easy it truly is. Not only are people able to jump onboard with a very simple signup process, but as more and more users start to join there are even more benefits. Handy is not just a simple app that lets people come together, they are truly a new marketplace that brings together consumers and the best contractors out there. By being a top contractor on Handy you will have to fight to be able to get to the top. Your services won’t even be needed unless you are a professional with the right certifications and the right experience, and that in turn means people will trust the system even more, which brings a larger audience, which continues to bring more professionals as well. In short, the system will continue to go from a small and neat app to a major marketplace for all sorts of experts and professionals to be able to be connected to the people who need help the most. 

At the end of the day, Handy is truly one of those things that comes along out of nowhere but certainly has a role to fill. Not only will people soon forget about the days when they couldn’t find the right sort of help, but they will also find it difficult to even remember the days when Handy wasn’t around. Handy isn’t just a way for people to find quality help and for the best contractors to get to work their craft, it is truly a marketplace that will bring people together in a more efficient way.

Advertising in Brazil: How To Advertise In Brazil

Are you searching for the best way to advertise your product or service to the Brazilian market? Want to choose a reputable advertising agency to help you advertise effectively and reach your goal? Advertising is the lifeblood of any business, and without it your potential customers will not know about your business.

There are several ways to advertise online and reach your prospects in Brazil. Search engine optimization is one of the most common methods and it takes great expertise to be successful with it. Some advertisers use online classified ads, video marketing, article writing and other effective ways to advertise online.

A consistent advertising message will keep your company in the minds of your potential customers. Before attempting any marketing or advertising, you need to have a clear understanding of your company’s core message. Determine what makes your company or business different from its competition.

If you are a business owner or a manager of a company, you need to know how to advertise effectively in order to reach your target audience.

Advertising agencies and marketing professionals are well knowledgeable about the advertising field and how to market products and services to the right audience.  They usually have a team of graphic designers, copywriters and other professionals that will help make your ad campaign a success.

There are many ad agencies and marketing consultants out there but not all of these companies and professionals provide the same quality of service. You need to do your research before choosing a company or advertising expert to handle your marketing or advertising project. Reputation and experience matter a lot when it comes to choosing a service provider. Take the time to do your home work, check the background details of any company you are considering and make a wise decision.

Cláudio Loureiro Heads is one of the most reputable advertising professionals in Brazil and even on Facebook. He has provided services to clients for many years, and he has contributed to the success of numerous companies and business owners. Cláudio Loureiro is CEO of Heads Propaganda, a well established and successful ad agency in Brazil. Cláudio Loureiro cares about his clients and he works very hard to ensure that they are completely satisfied.

Bruce Levenson, former NBA team owner and philanthropist

Bruce Levenson was born in Washington, DC, and he comes from a Jewish family.

When it comes to his education, Mr. Levenson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University and a law degree from American University in Washington, DC. Levenson has shown his interest in journalism while attending law school. His career took place at the Washington Star, the Washington’s newspaper of record.

Now, Bruce Levenson is a co-founder and partner at United Communications Group (UCG) as well as a former owner of Atlanta Spirit LLC. After 27 years, Bruce Levenson continues to drive UCG’s business strategy and still plays a major role in the firm’s acquisition efforts. Mr. Levenson had his share of writing for the Observer Publishing and Washington Star. He also served as a Director at TechTarget.com, an IT industry media company. Apart from this, Levenson was a President of the “I Have a Dream Foundation”, an organization which helps low-income children to pursue higher education.

He has been actively engaged in organizations, some of which include Community Foundation of Washington and the Hoop Dreams Foundation. It is known that Levenson is a donor to the U.S. Holocaust Museum and supporter of Bringing the Lessons Home program, whose aims are to teach inner city students of the Holocaust and train them to be tour guides at the Museum. This sort of an inspiration comes from his mother-in-law, who survived the Holocaust. Other significant donations he made were the SEED Foundation and Seeds of Peace. Mr. Levenson supports various Jewish causes including Birthright Israel, the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute, and BBYO, a Jewish-American youth movement and is involved in many others philanthropic endeavors.

In 2010, both Levenson and his wife led the development of the Centre for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership at the University of Maryland.

In April 2013, Levenson was chosen as one of the 100 famous American Jews who sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister advising him to cooperate with John Kerry, Secretary of State, in order to bring peace although it may include territorial sacrifices.

In April, 2015, Antony Ressler, an American businessman, with a former NBA player Grant Hill, and Jesse Itzler, the co-founder of Marquis Jet, made a proposition to buy the Hawks from Bruce Levenson, Michael Gearon Jr., and other investors for $850 million. Bruce Levenson announced he would sell his share of the team in September. The sale was approved by the NBA Board of Governors on June 24, 2015, and Ressler has taken the ownership.

For those who are not informed, the Hawks are a professional basketball team that competes in the NBA. They are part of the league’s Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. Their home games are held in Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The team’s colors are Torch Red, Volt Green, Georgia Granite Gray and White. With Skyhawk and Harry, the Hawk mascots, the Hawks will have a game against Pistons next week, at their very home base, Phillips Arena. Make sure to put on the team colors and watch the game on Wednesday, October 28th!

Contributions made by Attorney Dan Newlin in Providing Justice for Injury Victims

Dan Newlin is an American Lawyer who practices injury law. He is based in Orlando Florida. The personal injury lawyer is the head of Dan Newlin & Partners law firm that he co founded. Currently, the law firm has over 75 employees that constitute of experienced attorneys, former state prosecutors, certified surgeons and other employees. The firm recently set up new offices in Chicago.

Dan Newlin started his career at young age of 20 years as a law enforcement officer. He worked for the New Chicago, Indiana Fire and Police Department. He later accepted an offer from the Orange County Sherriff’s office in Orland Florida. He served there for a period of ten years and was promoted to the summit to become a Sherriff’s detective.
At Orange County, Dan Newlin worked under several police details displaying exemplary performance. He worked under the Narcotics, auto theft and fugitive divisions as a detective. Due to his dedication and commitment to his work, he was recognized by the United States Marshalls Office. He also received several other awards while working at the Orange County as a detective.

The Florida State College of law accepted Dan Newlin into undertaking a law degree in the year 1997. His acceptance to law school marked the start of his journey to becoming a successful lawyer. He graduated in the year 2000. Having previous experience in law enforcement, Dan Newlin chose to pursue the category of tort law that focuses on personal injury. It is an area of law that focuses on ensuring that injured individuals get the justice that they deserve. It also ensures that the perpetrators of different wrong doings are made responsible for their actions. Injuries can be either psychological or physical and can be caused by a person, government agency or company.
Over the years that he has been in practice, Dan Newlin has won over $150 million worth of compensation to injury victims. One such case is the $100 million verdict on November 2014 in a case tried in Orange County in front of Judge Donald Myers. The verdict was made on behalf of Danielle Simpson, a 15-year-old teen who had remained in a coma since 2012 due to brain damage. She was a victim of a stray bullet from a member of a gang fleeing after a home invasion.

Dan Newlin has always been passionate in providing services to injury victims. He has made access to his firm’s services easier by starting the famous hash tag, #DAN. The hash tag is a short code that victims of injuries and accidents can call to get his services at any given time. The lawyer has acquired massive experience in representing different clients and has built a name for himself as a personal injury lawyer.

FreedomPop: Free Monthly Service with the Moto E

Finding the right cell phone can be a chore when you’re not sure what carrier to go with, or what type of phone to choose. While most phone companies price their phones competitively and try to offer the lowest deals, if you aren’t careful you can still be roped into a contract with a high monthly bill. Once you sign a contract for a year or two, it can cost hundreds of dollars to get out of.

Luckily, there is an alternative to all of the confusion. Freedom Pop offers a 100% free cell phone service, where customers can get free texting, minutes, data, and international calling. The first step with FreedomPop is purchasing the cell phone. For just $49.99, customers will get a second generation Motorola Moto E. This phone will be a pre-owned model, but the company does thoroughly check the phone out before selling it to their customers. The first month is a free trial. Customers receive unlimited talking and texting on engadget, as well as a one gigabyte data plan. After the free trial period is up customers can choose to keep this plan for just $19.99 a month, or they can opt to receive the free plan. The free plan includes 200 minutes of talk, 500 texts, and a data plan of 500MB.

For those who need more, FreedomPop offers what they call Premium Plus service. This plan will give the customer additional amenities such as visual voicemail, wireless capabilities, data rollover, and the ability to receive videos and pictures through their text messages. The plan comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, so customers who are not satisfied with their phone or service can cancel and receive their money back. Additionally, there are no contracts of any kind, so service can be cancelled whenever one chooses.

Originally reported on Android Authority, http://www.androidauthority.com/moto-e-2nd-gen-freedompop-648840/, this phone can be a lifesaver for those on a budget. The Moto E is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410. It has 1GB RAM and *GB of storage. A microSD support is included. The screen resolution is 540 x 960, and the phone includes a 5MP main camera.

Jon Urbana Puts His Name Behind Important Charity

There is new hope for orphaned cats in the greater Denver area as local entrepreneur and former professional lacrosse player Jon Urbana spearheads a Crowdrise fundraising campaign in support of the Animal Rescue and Adoption Society.
The Animal Rescue and Adoption Society (ARAS) is a Denver Colorado safe haven for cats. Its mission is to provide local area orphaned felines with safe shelter while they wait to be placed in a new and caring home. What was most important to Jon Urbana, when selecting ARAS, was that they are a no-kill shelter. As a humanitarian and admitted cat lover (plenty of Flickr pics!), Jon felt a duty to do what he could to help support the vital service provided by this nonprofit organization. Every penny is critical to ARAS and Jon knows it.

A staunch advocate on Twitter against the cruelty to animals himself, Jon Urbana has graciously put his name behind the ARAS Crowdrise fundraising campaign. His name is well known in the greater Denver area through his many presentations on Slideshare, and with a simple search of Jon Urbana’s name, using the Crowdrise website search feature, individuals will be taken directly to the ARAS charity drive page where they can learn more about ARAS and participate in the fundraising effort.

Jon Urbana is a Denver area native who states on his blog bio that he first gained recognition as a high school lacrosse player. His star athletic qualities later had him playing lacrosse for the Villanova Wildcats where he immediately began earning praise, awards and recognition for his performance on the field. Jon’s athletic abilities also landed him a spot on the Jr. Olympics ski team.

Now an entrepreneur, businessman, and freelance electronic music artist, Jon Urbana still is able to fulfil his passion for the game of lacrosse by lending his time to mentor young men and women in the sport. Of course Jon remains a devoted humanitarian and cat lover which is why he started his Crowdrise fundraising campaign for the Animal Rescue and Adoption Society.

Madison Street Capital’s Co-Founder Anthony Marsala Is Honored By The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts


National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®) has a program that honors people that have contributed to the advancement of financial forensics, mergers and acquisitions, expert witness testimony, business valuation and litigation consulting. According to an article published by the Chicago Tribune, the program is called the 40 Under Forty recognition program for 2015 and one of this year’s nominees is the co-founder of Madison Street Capital, Anthony Marsala. Mr. Marsala is the visionary leader of the investment firm, and his expertise has made Chicago-based Madison Street Capital a leader in the investment industry.

Marsala was selected from a group of 125 nominees that are considered the cream of the crop in the industry. The 40 Under Forty recognition program is designed to give men like Marsala a voice as well as the opportunity to shine in an industry filled with professional mavericks that have an abundance of talent.

Mr. Marsala is the not only one of the co-founders of Madison Street Capital he is also the Chief Operating Officer of the company. Marsala is a genius when it comes to mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and business valuation in the energy sector, food and agriculture industry, manufacturing and technology and wholesale and distribution.

After graduating from Loyola University of Chicago, he received a Master’s degree in Strategy from the University of Oxford. Marsala is a member of the American Society of Appraisers and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Marsala has a comprehensive understanding of finance and he is an important presence in Madison Street Capital’s European operation as well as operations in Asia and Africa.

When Marsala first started Madison Street Capital, the company had to prove its worth and thanks to Marsala’s commitment to excellence, integrity and service the company grew quickly especially in the field of mergers and acquisitions. Marsala’s opinions on finance and his astute knowledge of business valuations gave Madison Street Capital a firm position in the international investment world.

Madison Street Capital under Marsala and CEO Charles Botchway has developed a winning strategy when it comes to investing in emerging markets, and even though those markets are going through a major transition, Marsala and Madison Street Capital are maintaining and even experiencing growth in those markets. Madison Street Capital’s clients credit Marsala for their success. The recognition he received from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts just confirms his dedication and his incredible work ethic in an industry that is extremely competitive.

Susan McGalla And Other Influential Business Women

Margaret Thatcher is known for having said that men talk but women act. Although the truth of this statement is up to debate, neuroscientists have reported significant differences between the thought patterns of men and women. These findings do not mean men are better leaders than women, despite the fact that there are more men than women in leadership positions. The world is slowly embracing the need to have more women leaders. Currently, there are about 22 female prime ministers or presidents in the world. There are also around a dozen women who serve as executives of Fortune 500 firms. The following is a list of three renowned women CEOs:

Irene Rosenfeld

She is the chief executive officer and chairperson of Kraft foods. This is the second biggest food company in the world. Before being appointed to Kraft Foods in 2006, Rosenfeld served as CEO of Frito-Lay- a firm where she made her mark in the campaign for healthy food choices. It is under her tenure that Kraft Foods purchased the British brand Cadbury for a whopping 10 billion pounds.

In 2008, Rosenfeld was ranked sixth on the “50 Women Watch list” of Wall Street’s Journal and in 2011; she came in at 10th place on Forbes’ list of the “Most Powerful Women”.

Ursula M. Burns

Ursula M. Burns has a touching story of rising from rags to riches. Burns grew up in the projects of New York under the care of a single mother. She was appointed as an engineering intern at Xerox in 1980 and from there started climbing the ranks. In 2001, Burns saved the company from declaring bankruptcy and it was not until 2009 that she became CEO of the company. Burns became the first Black American woman to serve as a CEO for a high profile company. Burns’ most notable achievement is her acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services together with 77,000 of its employees.

Susan McGalla

McGalla was raised in a family of two elder brothers. Growing up, McGalla was encouraged by her parents to work hard and express her ideas confidently without paying attention to the audience. She was also taught that gender was not a limiting factor, and this is what helped her according to bizjournals profile come from being a teen retailer to managing a revenue of 3 billion dollars, an e-commerce site and four brands. McGalla has never justified herself as a woman to get preferential treatment or get out of a tricky situation. In fact, she discusses sports the same way she does shopping, one of the factors that allows her to converse with anyone.

Susan McGalla is a 41-year-old businesswoman who serves as the president and chief merchandising officer of the renowned American Eagle Outfitters brand. McGalla also serves on the boards of Magee Women’s Hospital Research Institute and Foundation and HFF Inc. HFF Inc is traded publicly and offers real estate services. McGalla was formerly a director of Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

The Visionary Omar Boraie has Seen The Potential Of New Brunswick for four decades


New Brunswick has spent the last decade in meeting the same challenges as other American cities: neglect, declining values of property and the growing number of immigrants. But, Omar Boraie now has a different vision for New Brunswick.
As his latest project is almost done ( a deluxe high-rise residential in the heart of the city known as ‘The Aspire’), Omar Boraie’s vision for New Brunswick is finally taking shape, and many people support him.
Omar Boraie is the patriarch and president of Boraie Development LLC, a privately held company in New Brunswick that has been doing business for 39 years. His dream was to rebuild New Bruncwick in the similar way he witnessed when he was traveling from Egypt to Europe as a scholar of chemistry.
New Brunswick was in an awful state in 1972. People were not allowed to go out and walk on the streets after 4 p.m. Many had also left the city for different reasons, and this is why Mr. Boraie wanted to do something really big for this city.
Since there were more than 20 dilapidated and vacant buildings, he decided to buy them all and do something about them. For instance, Albany Street Plaza Tower One building brought 250,000 square feet and a famous Class A office space. This happened in the 1980s and 1990s. Then in 2003 Tower One building added even more Class A office space. But , according to Omar Boraie, this was not enough. He thought that New Brunswick needed top-flight residential units ,so he envisioned something that would be in a New York style ( One Spring Street Condominium building ). The building is incredible . With 25 stories, 10, 000 square feet of retail, 40,000 square feet of office space, more than 120 residential units and 400-space garage , together with the space for barbequing, it represents the tallest building in New Brunswick.
People were very suspicious about this, they didn’t think Mr. Boraie would do this, since it was impossible to build such building at that time. However, the building was finished in 2007, and sold out in just two months. This was when people started to believe. Mr.Boraies said that other names were also important for this project : Johnson & Johnson, John Lynch, Mayor James Cahill, David Crabiel and many others.
All in all, this luxury building will bring its population back to the city. Furthermore, the culture offered here has attracted many doctors, teachers, lawyers and other professionals, and all this will help New Brunswick grow even more.

What Eric Pulier Helped has Achieved at ServiceMesh

ServiceMesh is a subsidiary of the CSC and has its head offices in Falls Church, Virginia. It also has major offices across the world, and its 70,000 staff members serve its clients in over 70 countries.
What They Do

ServiceMesh is an international leader in the provision of next-generation IT solutions and services. Their mission is to help their clients gain superior returns on technology investments. They achieve this by applying best-in-class IT solutions, global scale, and domain expertise.

ServiceMesh Do Extraordinary Things

The tech giant helps to solve the most complex challenges and mission-critical tasks. The firm boasts of half a century of success. The parent company, CSC was started by two men who were seeking to realize their dream. From the time CSC was founded in April 1959, creativity has been the major driving force behind its success.

The ServiceMesh Management Team

Its senior management team boasts of an average of a quarter a century of international and domestic IT experience. It has a rich history of business, technological and academic achievements. Hundreds of firms in the world have unrivaled confidence in them.

Financial Achievements

It is through the efforts of Eric Pulier that CSC reported annual revenue of $11.7 billion for the financial year ended April 2015. Pulier happens to be the ServiceMesh Co-founder and formerly served as the Chairman and CEO of the entire firm. He was also the General Manager and Vice President of Cloud at the CSC Australia.

The highly experienced manager oversaw the creation of the Computer Sciences Corporation and delivery of cloud services that helped organizations to offer IT service from external and internal providers. That dramatically boosted productivity and consequently lowered operation cost.Mr. Pulier also served as the Secretary of the famous Santa Monica Media Corporation from June 2005 and worked as the Chief Technology Officer.Pulier founded the SOA Software in the year 1998.

He has previously served as the Chairman and CEO of the SOA Software between July 1995 and July 1998 and the Chief Technology Officer between July 1998 and May 1999. The high-flying entrepreneur has been a pioneer in the digital and software interactive sectors for more than two decades. Pulier is also renowned for co-founding the Interactive Video Technology in the year 1998 and Desktone.