The 2016 Altus Award For Outstanding Financial Leadership

January 30, 2017

THE ALTUS GROUP presented The 2016 Altus Award For Outstanding Financial Leadership to Utah Governor Gary Herbert on October 3, 2016.  Owners Eric F Bullock, Daniel Matheson, Thomas Johnson, and Erik Nebeker held the event at their office located at 4548 S Atherton Drive, Suite 230, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Many guests were in attendance to be present during the presentation of this award.  Music performer Peter Breinholt also performed at this event collaborating to the beautiful spirit felt throughout the evening. THE ALTUS GROUP is a joint partnership providing financial planning expertise in the state of Utah.  Eric F Bullock, ChFEBC ?, CAS® with THE ALTUS GROUP specializes in working with federal employee benefits which include the TSP (Thrift Savings Plan), FERS, CSRS, FEGLI, FEHB, and financial...

GBI/Awareness to Action International seminar equips team with career-advancing tools for performance edge, leadership success

January 30, 2017

GBI, a global shared- and managed-services provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network bridging the world to the Middle East, hosted a leadership-development workshop by Awareness to Action International (ATAI) for its team that addressed the team’s dynamics and different personalities styles, and identified development strategies within the context of the company’s needs. Amr Eid, Chief Executive Officer of GBI, said, “Our people are our greatest asset and we are determined to continue to inspire, nurture and attract talent. Being on a transformational journey, it is essential for our organization to gain insight into how to establish team cohesion and effective action plans when adapting to the changing corporate landscape. I am confident that our agility and adaptability will help build future leaders.” The workshop, called “The Awareness to Action [email protected] Workshop,” was conducted by two executive...

EmpireCLS' New 56-Passenger Luxury Motorcoaches Are Among The First To Roll Off The Production Line With The NHTSA'S Required Three-Point Lap Shoulder Seat Belts

January 31, 2017

EmpireCLS' New 56-Passenger Luxury Motorcoaches Are Among The First To Roll Off The PrSECAUCUS, NJ (January 30, 2017) — EmpireCLS has just taken delivery of new 56-passenger luxury motorcoaches, and while the vehicles feature all of the modern bells and whistles one would expect in today's tech-focused climate, perhaps the most important feature is that every seat is equipped with three-point lap shoulder belts — as is now required by law for all motorcoaches built from November 2016 onward, according to the .   "Duty of Care is THE most important focus of our business," notes EmpireCLS Chairman and CEO David Seelinger. "We work with many meeting and event planners representing Fortune 500 corporations and other organizations whose primary focus is the ultimate safety and well being of their participants. While motorcoaches built prior to late 2016 are not required to have seat belts, our brand-new vehicles are equipped with the three-point...

Tribe starts dialogue to contract state governments from Feds

January 30, 2017

On January 31, 2017 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier will propose a resolution to the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) authorizing Tribes to negotiate functions of state governments with the United States. The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) is made up of the 16 Tribal Chairmen, Presidents and Chairpersons in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. The Tribal Leaders of the Sovereign Indian Nations meet quarterly to take action on various matters affecting the Tribes. The primary purpose of the GPTCA is to unify to defend the Tribes’ inherent rights under our Treaties, to come together in a forum to promote the welfare of the People, take up matters affecting the Tribes, and to protect the Sovereignty of each Tribe. Chairman Frazier stated, “It’s obvious the states are not in a position to move forward. In a time when the states are running deficits in their own budget...

Siding with a smile. The Opal Enterprises remodeling experience expands to North Chicago Suburbs from Naperville.

January 31, 2017

What do smiles have to do with siding? According to Opal Enterprises, the answer is "everything". There’s no shortage of smiles at Opal. For this exterior remodeling company, experience is essential. Their slogan, “Have a wonderful remodeling experience”, is a way of life. From break room antics to homeowner stories, smiles are always in abundance. They often share these experiences on their , and yes, they’re real! So real that they’ve received across the web. It’s more than just smiles that they’re prepared to offer. Opal prides itself on having highly skilled installers, prestigious industry endorsements, and a top product selection. They now aim to bring the “Opal Experience” to . Opal Enterprises is an exterior remodeling contractor that was founded in 2003 in Naperville, Illinois. They have since been serving the west and southwest suburbs with replacement of siding, roofing, windows and doors....

Mr. Crowd’s Business Plan Competition offers real opportunity to raise $1 million

January 31, 2017

Great news for budding entrepreneurs seeking capital to materialize their business plans! New-age equity crowdfunding platform  has recently launched its Business Plan Competition to help out aspiring entrepreneurs transcend their potential business ideas into real businesses. The winning enterprises would be able to amass as much as $1 million based on Crowd vote. “We are thrilled to announce that we have lately launched our Business Plan Competition that is aimed to aid young entrepreneurs in search of adequate capital to turn their amazing entrepreneurial ideas into actual businesses. No, unlike other regular business plan competitions, we haven’t got trophies or prizes for the winners. Rather, we focus on the basic problem of lack of sufficient funding for aspiring entrepreneurs and hence our competition extends the REAL opportunity to gather $1 million, so that the budding entrepreneurs can have the much needed support in bringing their business ideas...

Crónica Inmigrante by Quinto Imperio declares “Undocumented, unafraid, and here to stay”

January 30, 2017

Chicago-based Cumbia Fusion band, Quinto Imperio tells necessary stories of hope and resistance in their new album, . Quinto Imperio uses a blend of vivid latin rhythms, cultural duality, and storytelling to provide a message or resilience during especially anxious times. As recipients of DACA relief, many members of the band get personal in Crónica Inmigrante, expressing through song their own experiences as immigrants. Despite the challenges immigrant youth in Chicago face, band members are in process or have earned a college degree while creating a scholarship fund for undocumented students in their neighborhood. Many families are anxious after newly elected president Trump promised to deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants once in office. This past week’s events have shown him inching closer to this promise but not without resistance from the immigrant community. “It was through music that we discovered a voice we didn’t know we had,”...

Atlanta Cutlery Corp. & Museum Replicas Ltd. Announces Partnership With The Frazetta Art Museum To Produce Frank Frazetta Character-Based Prop Collectible Products

January 30, 2017

Atlanta Cutlery Corp. (ACC) & Museum Replicas Ltd. (MRL) has announced that they have entered into a multi-year license agreement with the Frazetta Art Museum for prop collectibles, costumes, armor, and weapon replicas bringing the fantastic art of Grand Master fantasy artist Frank Frazetta and his unforgettable characters and paintings to life.  The agreement covers multiple characters from the museum collection, including specific props from the Death Dealer. New products are set to roll out late summer 2017.  Waves of props will be released—many for the first time—and proceeds will directly benefit and support the Frazetta Art Museum and preserve his grand legacy. The company will develop a range of prop collectibles and specialty products including full-scale helmets, weapons, and other props all inspired by the characters, creatures, and themes from the art of Frank Frazetta. As Frazetta...

Dr. Alex Lupenko Looks Forward To A Future Where We Can Intercepting Virus Communications Is A Now A Very Real Possibility

May 10, 2017

According to Science Daily, the Weizmann Institute of Science has made a groundbreaking, and rather peculiar discovery that could tell us more about how viruses survive long-term. Strangely enough, professors at the Weizmann Institute have unearthed a virus code of sorts that leaves genetic "posts" for the kin and descendants of viruses to communicate with one another in a "beyond the grave" type of rule book for teaching them how to proceed with the process of infecting their hosts once the particular germ dies off.  Many of the viruses in our world today face one of two options - to replicate quickly and oblate a cell in the process or to remain dormant and lie in wait for attack. Viruses such as Herpes, HIV and a variety of other known illnesses react in this manner. The recent discovery reveals that viruses, during infection, secrete small molecules into their atmosphere that other viruses can then pick up and read much like a book. It is uncanny...

Dr. Alexander Lupenko Warns of Increased Infectious Disease Risk

February 01, 2017

Dr. Alexander Lupenko, an infectious disease doctor in New York state, has warned travelers are becoming increasingly unaware of the biological dangers they face when traveling abroad. The ease of modern travel has meant that many jet-setters are no longer taking the proper precautions and immunizations prior to travel. This may lead to increases in travelers contracting and transmitting infectious diseases across borders. Dr. Lupenko recently spoke regarding the risks, “As traveling becomes more common place in our society, and the costs associated with it reduce, we are seeing increased numbers of individuals traveling to remote areas associated with biological risks. Many people do not understand the dangers that come with traveling to developing nations. It is important we increase the public’s awareness of infectious diseases abroad so that travelers can take the necessary precautions to avoid becoming ill.” The Centers for Disease Control and...

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