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The founder and CEO of ATS Digital Robert Deignan

At the ATS Digital services Robert Deignan is the CEO of the company, the company was previously known as Inbound Call experts. The high school education he got at Thomas Aquinas High School and later he got admission at the university Purdue where he got a degree in organizational leadership that took him three years from 1992 to 1995. He has gained the needed experience that has helped in the growth both individually and professionally.

In his career path, it started when he was among the people that co-founded Fanlink. That, however, did not last for long since after the company offering their services for two years it was dissolved. In 2012, at the iS3 he provided his services as the executive vice president of the company, where he offered the services for nine years and in 2011 July that is when he left the company. After him leaving the company it was just the start of something great in his career. Because in the same year he joined Inbound Calls Experts where he was the co-founder. The company mainly deals with offering their services all over the world in giving the needed digital support.

The company ATS digital is based in Boca, Raton Florida which was founded in 2011. The main thing that the company is concerned with is the customers, and that the service and products that the customers will receive will be of the highest level. They will ensure that client’s computer will be kept safe, smooth and stable. Due to the leadership of Robert Deignan the company has been able to offer just those services. Through the help of Robert Deignan, he has created a history that will be remembered for so many years in making sure that the company is the first call center to get the certification from the AppEstreem Corporation.

Robert Deignan over the years he has been able to create a career that is notable and by his diligence. Robert through the charitable contributions that he has given that has well shown that he cares about the community. The more the community is embracing technology, the more the company will grow.

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Refresh Yourself with OVME

The ultra-trendy Atlanta district of Buckhead has welcomed the equally chic new neighbor OVME Aesthetics to town. The medical aesthetic company specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for customers looking to enhance their appearance and give themselves a lift of self-confidence. Although the company has a brick and mortar practice in Atlanta, OVME, pronounced “of me,” is available nationwide thanks to their mobile app which connects customers to medical providers available in their select city.

The company is the latest creation of founder Dr. Mark McKenna, who has spent his career as an entrepreneur with the education and background of a medical doctor. Graduating from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans in 1999 with his medical doctorate degree, Dr. Mark McKenna joined his father’s practice soon after. After several years with the medical practice, Dr. McKenna felt drawn to the real estate business and set out to build upon his already fast-growing company. He eventually moved from New Orleans to Atlanta in 2007, setting up his successful business venture ShapeMed, which offered cosmetic procedures alongside body wellness services. After selling ShapeMed, Dr. Mark McKenna travelled and spent time with family before launching the fresh concept of OVME.

Although Dr. Mark McKenna’s faithful Atlanta clients will be familiar with his name and prestige, OVME offers a fresh and new approach to elective cosmetic procedures that Buckhead and nationwide clients will be refreshed by. Combining an innovative mobile app with trusted medical caregivers, OVME offers the best of both worlds. Clients can conveniently schedule through a mobile platform then be warmly welcomed with a high quality in-person experience at cosmetic boutiques of their choosing. OVME strives to enhance every part of the customer experience, from the first point of contact to the personalized procedures. Clients can expect such services as micro needling, testosterone replacement therapy, dermal fillers, and personalized weight solutions based on individual DNA analysis. Clients can expect a deeply personal approach to luxury aesthetic treatments, with the results that only advanced technology can bring.

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Aloha Construction Is The Proud Recipient Of The BBB’s 2017 Torch Award For Ethics

Aloha Construction recently announced that they are the proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics. Only a limited number of companies receive this award each year so the team at Aloha Construction, located in Lake Zurich, Illinois. was pretty happy to earn it. They had to show a team of judges that they had demonstrated extraordinary committed to maintaining ethical practices for all of the prior year. This company helps homeowners who need their home’s roofs, gutters, and/or siding repaired or replaced.

There are six standards for a company like Aloha Construction to show in order to earn the Torch Award for Ethics. First, the leaders of the company need to show they are committed to ethics, and proactively seek out feedback. They also need to communicate their ethical conduct codes to all employees. The leaders of the company need to show strong convictions and demonstrate that management is highly competent in their jobs. They need to have clear ethical human resource practices they are beholden to and the company needs to show they are committed to their community, including acting philanthropically.

One example of Aloha Construction’s commitment to making people’s lives better occurred when they partnered with Learning Express. They wanted to help a local low-income family during the holidays. An organization called Omni Youth Services matched them with a family made up of a single mom and four daughters. They all have one minute to grab as many toys as they could at a local toy store. They were able to grab about $7,000 worth of goods during this time which made the girls and the mom very happy.

Another organization Aloha Construction has partnered with is Camp One Step By Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. Each time the Illinois State University’s basketball team has an assist it resulted in a $5 donation by the team at Aloha Construction. Additionally, they sponsor a number of youth sports teams and leagues such as the Central Illinois Flying Aces and Roselle Medinah which has both softball and baseball leagues. They also support their local Boys and Girls Club.

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Larkin & Lacey

In October 2017, U. S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton validated President Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio. The pardon did not surprise many people. Arpaio was convicted during the summer of 2017 for criminal contempt. He ignored a judge’s order in 2007 racial profiling lawsuit. He was pardoned a few weeks prior to his sentencing.

The official ruling closed a 10-year, long-running Arpaio saga. The saga included an outrageous arrest of Phoenix New Times co-owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Larkin and Lacey were instrumental as their time as co-publishers in relentlessly covering and exposing scandals involving Arpaio.

Larkin and Lacey Began Their Pursuit of the Truth about Arpaio Decades Ago.

Their pursuit of the truth began during the 1970s. Lacey and Larkin documented in their newspaper alleged brutal beatings, inmate suicides and county money illegal going to another source. It did not end when Arpaio arrested them.

When Lacey and Larkin were contacted about Arpaio’s pardon, they did not have a lot of good things to say. In fact, Lacey listed a litany of negative things that happened during Arpaio’s six terms as sheriff. One thing on the list made the former sheriff infamous: the tent city he allegedly referred to as his concentration camp.

Lacey referred to the pardon as a failure in the justice system. After he listed how Arpaio had harmed people and destroyed their lives, he called the former sheriff’s behavior a ” Pretty stunning trail of evil.”

Larkin decided to discuss their time fighting for the truth. They (he and Lacey), in his opinion, was a thorn in his (Arpaio) side. That’s the reason he thinks the former sheriff arrested them.

When the Truth Meet Injustice: The Arrest of Lacey and Larkin.

In October 2007, both Lacey and Larkin were taken from their homes in handcuffs by sheriff deputies. It was done under the cover of darkness. Larkin and Lacey were driven away from their homes by plainclothes detectives in unmarked vehicles with Mexican license plates. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn

Why were Lacey and Larkin arrested by the former sheriff? The reason can be traced back to a night in 2004. The New Times published an investigative column about Arpaio concealing ownership of several commercial real estate land parcels owned by him and his wife. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

The commercial real estate was reported valued at about $700,000. That same year the former sherrif made about $78,000 per year.

The sheriff was alleged outraged by the article and started a three-year quest to have the investigative reporter arrested. Allegedly he would be arrested under a rarely used statute that made it felony charge to publish any law enforcement official’s address. However, it was not illegal to publish any law enforcement official’s address.

The arrested created a tsunami of negative press and opinion at the sheriff. The Maricopa County’s attorney, and Arpaio ally, announced the charges would be dropped against Lacey and Larkin. This was 24 hours after their arrest. In 2013, the men agreed to a settlement.

Arpaio Pardoned, Lacey And Larkin Fight Back

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two newsmen who decided that they needed to do something to stop the discrimination that people of minority communities in the United States face. To pursue their goal, they started the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund which has become an incredibly notable organization that fights for the rights of people in society. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | Twitter

The organization was founded after Lacey and Larkin got to experience what it was like being discriminated against at the hand of Joe Arpaio, who was considered to be someone who targeted members of the Latin American community in the state of Arizona.

Lacey and Larkin were working for the Phoenix New Times, a well-known publication that thousands of readers all over the state had access to. They had heard of the acts that Arpaio had been committing, and decided to write about it to inform the people.

This was particularly needed because the city of Phoenix had an incredibly large Latin American community who could become a target of Joe Arpaio at any time, even without reason.

A day after the article hit the stands, Lacey and Larkin were forcefully taken from their homes in the middle of the night by a group of men dressed in black. They were put into a van with tinted glasses so that they could not see where they were going. Thereon, they were kept in a prison that was being run by Arpaio himself.

This further cemented the statements that people were making about Arpaio and the atrocities that he had been committing. The duo was released after a period of forty-eight hours, after which they decided to take action against Arpaio for the wrongs that he had committed.

The case took an incredibly long time to reach a resolution, and Lacey and Larkin were given a three million dollar settlement each by Maricopa County.

The fact that Arpaio got away with just a settlement and was allowed to resume his role as the Sheriff of Maricopa County was evidence enough that the government at the time was not working in favor of the people.

Lacey and Larkin knew that if something needed to be done, it had to be done by the people themselves since the government is unlikely to take any actual action.

Lacey and Larkin finally thought that they had reached their goal when Arpaio was given a prison sentence in October 2017. It seemed like he was finally getting what he deserved for the twenty-five years that he spent disrupting the lives of countless people all over the state of Arizona.

However, just a month after the sentence was given to Arpaio, Donald Trump announced that he would be granting presidential pardon to Arpaio. This meant that he would not have to serve his sentence, and would be free from all charges pressed against him.

Even though Arpaio was pardoned, Lacey and Larkin aren’t stopping here. They plan to continue to fight to hopefully one day, seek justice for all the people of minority communities in America.

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Larkin and Lacey Launch Front Page Confidential to Preserve Free Speech

Back in 1970, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were students at Arizona State University seeking to find a way to get their voice out to the masses. What a better way than to start their own newspaper? The pair thought it was grand idea, so they pitched in and started the New Times alternative newspaper out of their apartment.

 

The small weekly newspaper quickly caught onto readers in the Phoenix area. 40 years later the couple had grown their small newspaper into a media conglomerate with 13 newspapers across the United States. In 2006 they acquired New York City’s Village Voice newspaper and changed the groups name to Village Voice Media.

 

Just a year later, Larkin and Lacey would make headlines across the world when Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio unlawfully arrested them. The basis for the arrest was later ruled unconstitutional and they won a civil lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for nearly $4 million.

 

They used that money to launch a new venture they called the Frontera Fund. The purpose of the fund is to supports groups that are seeking to keep the First Amendment alive and well. The pair feel that the First Amendment is crucial to the success of the United States. They launched a new online newspaper called Front Page Confidential which reports on news that is associated with the First Amendment and free speech.

 

Madison Street Capital: Chicago’s Award-winning Investment Banking Firm

Mergers and acquisitions can be stressful and frightening, even for a seasoned pro. It is not an easy feat, especially for a transaction that is rife with uncertainty. Mergers and acquisitions fall through all the time, even at the last minute.

If the full scope and value of the company are not understood, someone could lose a substantial amount of money. Fortunately, Madison Street Capital has an outstanding reputation and experience in full-scope valuation and advisement.

Madison Capital was the 2017 winner of the award for Debt Financing Deal at the annual Mergers & Acquisition Advisor awards ceremony. The M&A Advisor commended MSC for its advisement on the WLR Automotive transaction. MSC was among 650 other companies up for the award.

David Fergusson, the co-CEO, and President stated that Debt Financing Deal award is the highest honor for professionals and firms in the mergers and acquisition industry. MSC was also a nominee for the Boutique Investment Banking Firm, and the Financials Deal awards.

MSC won two other awards in 2017 from other events. It also won the Turnaround Award for Restructuring a Deal, and the International M&A Advisor Award for an M&A Deal. In 2016, MSC was the recipient of four annual awards. Read more: Madison Street Capital | Facebook and Madison Street Capital Advisors | Manta

Founded in 2005, Madison Street Capital is a privately-owned investment banking firm located on Madison Street in Chicago. MSC is a global firm with offices in Africa and Asia. MSC advises private and public middle-market companies in several differing areas.

Madison Street Capital offers corporate advice, valuations, financial state opinions, and financial report valuations across industries such as technology, healthcare, and consumer market retail.

What makes MSC different from its competitors is the dedication to educating clients so that they can make informed decisions. MSC will make sure the client has an accurate understanding of the current state of the company, even if it is not what the client expected or wanted to hear.

MSC has a long history of excellence and reliability. Part of that comes from the fact that the advisers are forthcoming and candid.

The other part comes from years of building a network of sponsors that specifically lend to domestic and international middle-market establishments. Learn more about Madison Street Capital: http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/08/r8401008/madison-street-capital-announced-as-finalist-for-the-15th-annual-m-a-ad and http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/promotions/chi-ugc-article-madison-street-capitals-chief-operating-offi-2016-04-12-story.html

Bottom line, because the business environment has changed so drastically over the years, the way we conduct business has also changed.

Whether you’re merging, selling, or weighing out your options, it’s best to have the big picture laid out for you.

However, not just anyone will give you the big picture you need, at least not for free. MSC does, even if you decide that you do not need their services, the advisers want you to walk out of the door fully informed.

In the end, having a clear-cut assessment from an award-winning, reputable, and prestigious firm is necessary to prepare a future for yourself, your family, employees, and company.

Mike Baur Helps Build Successful Startups At The Swiss Startup Factory

The markets of the current generation are the most difficult than ever before in history in many aspects, especially in terms of competition. This is why young entrepreneurs are finding it more difficult than ever to start up a successful business that can survive the first few tough years. Unfortunately, the first couple of years is where most companies fail, unable to find their footing in the market due to lack of experience and proper management. The good news is there are companies out there dedicated to helping people with their startups to ensure they are successful, such as the Swiss Startup Factory. Co-founded by Mike Baur, the Swiss Startup Factory is on a mission to help up and coming entrepreneurs find their way in the competitive business field. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, the Swiss Startup Factory has been building up their network since 2014 and help build startups all over the globe.

 

Since first launching, the Swiss Startup Factory has steadily been increased the size of its network, now maintaining a global reach to help entrepreneurs around the world with new business opportunities. The Swiss Startup Factory also offers one of the best accelerator programs in the industry, which focuses on mentoring clients for several months to bring out the most of their potential and help them build a successful foundation.

 

Mike Baur, along with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory together, all with a similar goal in mind. Their hard work to push the company’s name and presence has managed to help them become well-known worldwide, helping new and existing companies flourish through the ever-changing markets. As CEO, Mike Baur works hard to ensure the company’s finances stay positive and promote fundraising for new projects and startups.

 

Mike Baur didn’t start out as an entrepreneur or startup investor, but instead, he was focused on banking and financial investments. Since a young age, Mike was focused on finances and went to college with that focus in mind, landing a job at a bank right after graduating. With degrees from both the University of Bern and Rochester, Mike had the academic background and discipline to make waves in his industry and held an executive position at one of Switzerland’s leading private banks. Despite this, Mike wanted to move on to new opportunities to fulfill his entrepreneurial endeavors and help others achieve theirs as well. Thanks to his administration, Mike Baur has managed to make the Swiss Startup Factory a leader in the industry as one of the most reputable startup companies.

 

How Lacey and Larkin Changed the Outlook for Minorities

While most minorities in the United States will always struggle with the issues they are dealing with, many of them know it is important to try different things and get better opportunities as a result of these things.

The people who are minorities in the country know what they need to do and know they can try different things based on the opportunities they have. For Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, this was something they wanted to play into. They liked what they could do and they knew that minorities would have a chance to experience more if they had someone to help them through different situations.

Both Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were journalists. They liked to report on different things and made sure they were offering these opportunities to people who were in different situations. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Because of the way that Larkin and Lacey did business, they knew they would be able to continue helping them through different situations. The men did what they could to display the tragedy that was happening in minority communities around the country. They also wanted to help people realize how poorly the minorities were treated because of the issues that came from being a minority.

As long as Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were doing what they could and were doing their best for the minorities, they felt they were making a difference. Perhaps one of the biggest things they could do to help people gave them the opportunities they needed to be successful. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Facebook

While they were doing that, they were showing others what they could do to make things better. One of the things they pointed out was the fact that minorities were having issues with a sheriff in their hometown. The sheriff did not like that.

One of the things that happened when they reported this information in their publication was the sheriff had them arrested.

Even though they were legally allowed to free speech and had freedom of the press, the sheriff didn’t want them to talk about anything. His actions further proved that he was doing things illegally and was a corrupt leader.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey knew there would be a way to try and make a difference and they put that in place when they were working toward a better future. They won the case and walked away with over three million dollars they used to start the Frontera Fund.

Richard Blair’s Mind for Financial Growth

Wealth Solutions is a totally, independent wealth and retirement management company, spearheaded in 1994 by Richard Blair. This allows the company to use their knowledge to invest according to their own financial forecasting. His innate knowledge in finances have become a great source for those who need, or require information regarding such. Wealth Solutions is a Registered Investment Advisory firm, with its’ headquarters in Austin, Texas, where the company primary conducts business.

Richard received his education at the University of Houston, and received a BA in Finances and Finance Management. He also was certified as a Retirement Income Certified Professional, and is a certified specialist in seven (7) different aspects of financial, investing and retirement growth keeping up with updated information regarding taxes, estate, retirement and financial laws.

He maps out his strategy in three tiers that are aimed to grow, save, and solidify their client financial future, which has made his company, Wealth Solutions very successful, offering Wealth Management, Financial and Retirement Planning. These strategies are guidelines to product financial stability and growth for individuals, families and small businesses.

His first tier focuses on creating a personal recommendation to follow for his client’s individual needs, according to their financial stage, and desired end results.

The second tier starts the long-term planning stages to facilitate his clients’ financial growth and healthy financial outcome, with little risk to their investments. This allows Richard and his clients, together, move along with each change within their personal, future, and financial forecast.

Richard’s third tier, once growth and clients’ goal strategies are put in place, and each are advancing positively, he focuses on needed insurance for his client.

Wealth Solutions aids and guides its’ clients with their retirement planning, by preparing them financially through their investments, assets, and finances before, and after it needed. Also, social security benefits are scrutinized to yield the maximum income amount for their retirement years, and they are involved in clients’ estate management when needed. Another financial complication for their clients are their tax-deferred, 401K savings plan. Again, they are guided by Wealth Solutions Advisors who help with solutions regarding their selection of financial entities.

Wealth Solutions aids in saving money when taxes are involved in investments, savings, and financial growth, and with transfer of accounts, maneuvering them to where, when, and how they need to advance growth..

Wealth Solution holds classes to education they clients the ins and outs of financial errors that stop them from growing and saving financially. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/richard-blair

 

José Auriemo Neto and JHSF are Transforming Brazil

José Auriemo Neto is well aware that Brazil is changing. Even though it will remain as one of the most beautiful places on this earth, there are companies such as JHSF that would like to make its infrastructure still better. He is a native of Brazil and understands this well enough.

JHSF is known for its commercial success stories. But it still continues on its path of success. They have expertise in building shopping malls, metro stations, along with residential plots. The company is well aware that investing in the real estate would also mean investing in the communities that are around it.

It was in 2009 that José Auriemo Neto along with JHSF had decided to focus their attention on those properties that would be able to bring them income even after they had been developed. This is why they decided to venture into retail. At that time, it was considered as a bold step, but José Auriemo Neto is a person who has never been afraid of taking such risks.

This is why he has managed to secure a contract with renowned international brands, namely, Jimmy Choo, besides Hermes as well as Gucci. These are companies that always wanted to expand their operations in Brazil. They considered JHSF to be the right company for doing so. This company has developed and managed their retail centers to the highest standards. They are bringing in shoppers from all around the world due to experience being provided. To know more about him click here.

It was in the nineties that José Auriemo Neto had started his career. The landscape of Brazil was much different then. People in Brazil did not know anything about real estate or investments back then. The company has a part which looks after the car parks and manages them. It has a project that has a shopping mall along with its own subway station. The country has no shopping malls with their own metro station otherwise.

José Auriemo Neto is known for his leadership skills that have been developed through his extensive experience in various investing fields being overseen by him. José Auriemo Neto is very passionate about his business. He likes to add his personal touch to it.

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