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Dick DeVos and His Family Share the Wealth

Dick DeVos, son of Richard DeVos Sr., became the co-founder of Amway Corporation in 1974. Amway Corporation is a company that distributes health, household and personal care products through dealers. In turn, those dealers then recruit second level dealers and the process keeps repeating. This helps their company become exposed to several different dealers and customers. DeVos held many different positions in the company and was promoted to vice president of the company’s operations in 18 countries. He left the business in 1989, and began another journey. He was given the position of manager at the National Basket Assocation’s Orlando Magic Basketball franchise, by his father. He also still held a position involved in the management of Windquest Group. A couple years later, he returned to Amway Corporation as president.  Dick DeVos retired as president in 2002 and devoted his time to his private business the Windquest Group.

The DeVoses family are a wealthy family, but they share that wealth with others. The DeVoses have donated $90.9 million in 2013, 48 percent of their donations went to education, 27 percent to health and community services, 13 percent to churches, and 12 percent to arts and culture. The remaining 66% was given to organizations in Michigan, mainly in the greater Grand Rapids area. The family donated similar the following year. The DeVoses have a total of five family foundations. These are run by Rich and his wife, and each of their four children and spouses. The family has a passion for helping the Grand Rapids community.

In his spare time, DeVos is also a father to four children and a husband to Elizabeth DeVos. The couple started a family foundation in 1989, called The Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. The foundation helps to fund local and global communities for growth and viability, five to ten new organizations receive support yearly.

Wen Conditioner: Does It Really Work?

If you’ve seen the commercials for WEN hair shampoos and conditioners, you’ve probably been just a little curious about how well the products work. After all, several celebrities endorse Wen, and since the hair care line is made from natural ingredients, it’s appealing to those who want to eliminate the use of synthetic chemicals. If you want to know if Wen hair by Chaz Dean could possibly work for your hair, Emily McClure’s Bustle review may help.
McClure is a self-proclaimed hair care junkie, and wanted to see what all the buzz was about when it came to Wen products, so she tried Sephora advertised Fig conditioner. She states that the conditioner may her hair feel softer and frizz-free right away, even though she had to use double the amount she used for non-Wen products.

The next day, Emily said her hair was greasy, which normally happens after going about two days without washing her hair. However, she did notice that her hair was softer, even if it didn’t hold a curl for very long.

Emily’s friends even commented on how healthy and shiny her hair was after she’d been using the product for about a week. McClure says that, overall, Wen conditioner is a great product to have on hand for women with very fine hair who shampoo and condition daily. Visit the Wen hair website:

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Lovaganza Announcement Pleases People On Many Continents

Lovaganza from Colin Hesterly on Vimeo.

The world today is highly interconnected. What happens in one place can easily affect what happens in another part of the world. This particularly true of the world of the arts. Those who love the arts were pleased to find out that a new artistic endeavor is planned in the world today. The world today is one in which people who love seeing the arts and being part of the artistic world can participate in a planned artistic event known as Lovaganza. Lovaganza is intended to help bring people together across the world to be part of an international arts festival that they can all love.

Planning An Event

Those who observe the art world were happy to note a recent announcement by those at Lovaganza. The company is gearing up for a celebration that will take place in 2020. The company plans to put on an festival that will take place in eight different locations across the globe. The aim of this festival is to help bring people together to enjoy themselves as they help support artists of all kinds in each location. Those who are planning to attend this much anticipated festival are hopeful they will be able to see many new acts they have not witnessed before. The theme of the event is to be Bohemianism on Facebook, a theme that the organizers will help provide people with a sense of relaxation and happiness as they watch and even participate in the many events that are being planned at this very moment. The aim is also to help use cutting edge technologies of all kinds here in order to help people truly experience the world of artist today and all that it has to offer.

Read more: Lovaganza Officially Announces Dates for its Highly Anticipated Global Celebration

Exhibitions And Live Events

Those who are going to be at the event of Lovaganza can expect to see all sorts of things. One of the most important perhaps will be the opportunity to see brand new art exhibitions of all kinds that are designed to delight the senses and awaken awareness in all who are participating. The aim of Lovaganza is also bring in live events that are also all about the use of viewing artists directly and being able to see their ideas in person. Many people today are looking forward to the opportunity to be part of an ideal that should sweep across continents and bring great joy and happiness to all those attending Lovaganza.

The SEC Whistleblower Program’s Protection to the SEC’s Informants.

In 2010, the United States Congress made an amendment to the financial sector’s regulations by approving the Wall Street Reforms of Dodd-Frank and the Consumer Security Act. This two acts created the first significant change since the Great Depression. The Dodd-Frank law has a very crucial role in the formation of the whistleblower program that is meant to give the informants a monetary motivation and job security. The whistleblowers are required to report companies that violate the U.S federal securities to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more:

Since the approval and implementation of the legislations, there have emerged several law firms specialize in the representation of whistleblower. One of the top companies and pioneers in whistleblower representation is the Labaton Sucharow. The company entirely practices law that is meant to represent the whistleblower, and it has currently developed itself well hence, it offers the best services in the industry. It has excellent litigation structure, financial analysts, highly skilled internal investigators who are regulated by the Whistleblower Representation Practice and forensic auditors who have the best knowledge of state and federal regulations.

The attorneys who serve the Labaton Sucharow law firm are all dedicated to ensuring that the best legal representation is provided to the clients. All operations in the company are under Jordan A. Thomas, who is a former Assistant Director of the SEC and was also the SEC Enforcement Division’s Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel. He is recognized for playing an important role in the Whistleblower Program’s creation from the drafting stage to implementation during his tenure at the commission.

The Whistleblower Program indicates that the SEC informant is entitled to 10-30 percent of the money that it gets as penalties from the law breakers. The whistleblower can still be awarded more money if the sanctions exceed the threshold of one million dollars. The Dodd-Frank Act provides protection to the informant’s job and also warns the employer against harassing an employee who informs the SEC.

People who wish to report the cases anonymously can hire attorneys to work as their representatives. The public can contact the SEC Whistleblower attorneys by sending messages on the organization’s website, emails or phone calls for them to get more information on the whistleblower representation program. Whistleblowers are required to avoid disclosing their personal data when filling complain to the SEC even though it is confidential and is protected by the attorney-client privileges. NonEnglish speaking whistleblowers are given translators.

Remembering Stephen Murray of CCMP

Steve Murray was the CEO of CCMP Capital advisors. He resigned from the company in April 2015 citing health reasons. Murray died on 12th March 2015 due to an illness at the age of 52. He worked at CCM since 1989. Some of his last board meetings included Strongwood Insurance Holdings, Ollies’s Bargain Outlet, Octagon Credit Investors, LHP Hospital Group, Jetro JMDH Holdings, Infogroup Inc. and Crestcom International.

Murray was born on 2nd August 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. He was brought up in Westchester County, New York. Mr. Murray was married to Tami Anne Murray and together they had four children. He attended Sleepy Hollow High School and was a graduate of Columbia Business School and Boston College. Stephen Murray had a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and a B.A in Economics.

Steve Murray began his career in 1984 in the credit analysis training department of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Corporation. He rose from a credit trainee to a vice president of the company. In 1991, the firm was acquired by Chemical Bank.

It was later merged with Chemical Venture Partners to form Chase Capital Partners in 1996. Murray joined JP Morgan in 2005 and became the head of the buyout department in the firm.

It was around this time that Stephen Murray founded CCMP Capital with the development team from JP Morgan Chase draw out. CCMP used to be among the largest private equity firms in the world. It specializes in growth equity investments and leveraged buyouts in the middle market. Murray succeeded Jeff Walker as the Chief executive Officer of the company in 2007. Read more: 5 Questions with Stephen Murray, CEO of CCMP Capital

CCMP mainly works in the industrial, consumer, healthcare and energy sectors. Some of its numerous investments include Quiznos Corp., Cabela’s Inc., and Warner Chilcott Plc. The company invests an average of $500 million of equity in every subsequent transaction. CCMP, while still known as JPMorgan Partners, divested its business of investing in middle market deals after acquiring Warner Chilcott.

Stephen Murray is remembered as a generous man who was kind to everyone. His friends knew him as a genuine, compassionate and hardworking person. Tami Anne Murray refers to his late husband as a friend, an adoring father and a loving husband.

According to New York Times, Steve Murray was involved in numerous charitable programs such as the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. He was a member of the Board of Trustees at his former school, Boston College. Murray was also a Board member of the Make A wish Foundation.

Wen By Chaz Is Suitable For All Hair Care Types

There is no question through a recent article reported by Bustle that Wen by Chaz really works. For a fraction of the cost of other hair care products you can strengthen and get the confidence that you once had with your hair. Thousands of customers use Wen by Chaz each year and testify about their TV-ready locks. One participant said in a YouTube testimonial video that she uses their product on thin hair, but it has had tremendous results on her hair. Once being prone to her breaking out in the shower she is surprised that after one week of it’s use she now has far less breakage.

Wen by Chaz comes properly labeled and is suitable for all hair care types. It works well on thin hair, course hair, and oily hair types. In fact, it can strengthen your hair and give your hair the needed nourishment that it needs to grow. Wen by Chaz actually works and gives you the hair care results that you need.

You can get Wen by Chaz online via Amazon in a variety of sizes and aromas that meet your demands for your unique hair type. They are committed to giving you the long lasting results that you can’t find with other more expensive products that are being advertised in the hair care market. You can rest assured that the participants in Wen by Chaz are not paid actors, but actual users of their products. Get shiny bouncy hair within one week of using the revolutionary hair care products by Wen by Chaz. Strength your hair and your personality by visiting their website [] today.


Cater to Envy with Tarrallucci e Vino

Before flying to the moon in June, celebrating retirement, milestone birthdays, or 50 years of wedded bliss, one needs an elegant venue to create memories of a lifetime. New York spots for dining and hosting events. There are grand places like American Cut on Greenwich Street and Babbo on Waverly Place, but Tarallucci e Vino is a gem New York residents and high-end clientele gravitate for fine dining and classic atmosphere.

Serving esteemed clients like Forbes, Harvard, and Chloe & Isabel has its own daunting tasks, yet the hardest person to please is the wife to be. Everything must be perfect for the big day, hair, dress, make-up, and the room she will announce her devotion to her betrothed shouldn’t be anything less than magnificent. Tarrallucci e Vino hosts listen, envision, and deliver beyond expectation. Even Cinderella would break her delicate glass slippers in a fit of envy over the fine details Tarallucci e Vino supplies. If My Big Fat Greek Wedding proved anything, wedding days are pure madness. No bride should ever have to ruin her mascara because of things like missing boutonnieres, wilting flowers or dirty silverware. Tarrallucci de Vino treats your big event like it is their own. They don’t promise perfection, but they come pretty close. Tarrallucci de Vino is sought after for their big events, but they also cater other events including intimate dinners for two. Recent events include Garibaldi Week celebrating the founder of the Italian Republic, Negroni Week donating some of the profits to Meals on Wheels, and custom made Father’s Day picnic gift baskets fit for a king.

Tarrallucci e Vino has four convenient locations in East Village, Union Square, Upper West Side, and Cooper-Hewitt. Each location is just as fabulous as the next. Founder Luca Di Pietro created an environment of scene-stealing decor, luminescent lighting, and culinary masterpieces passionately prepared by Head Chef Cara Hermanson and Chef De Cuisine Francesco Gallo is almost too pretty to eat. Almost. And what would a delectable Italian meal be without a fine glass of wine? Wine director, the grandson of Emilia Romagna, Lorenzo Baricca sets the palette ablaze with delicious vino. Tarrallucci e Vino does not disappoint. Tarrallucci e Vino is a true treasure and monument for all things classic Italian. Be sure to check out the gallery, menus, and testimonials at .


Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Gets a New President

Mary Pirrello, Senior Vice President of National Warehouse Lending at NexBank SSB, Dallas-based bank, is the new president of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA). She’s appointed to the post for a duration of one year.

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TMBA was founded in 1917 and its aim is to preserve, enhance and advance mortgage banking business in Texas. Prior to the appointment, Ms. Pirrello was an active committee member. She also served on National Mortgage Bankers Association’s political action committee.

In 2010, Ms. Pirrello received was recognized as a future leader and received James Wooten Scholarship award from TMBA.

NexBank SSB is part of NexBank Capital, a financial institution which serves other institutions with commercial lending, correspondent banking, and agency services. It also has an investment banking division that provides mergers and acquisitions advice, recapitalization and restructuring, corporate finance, and other related services.

Additionally, NexBank provides mortgage lending, including wholesale. Its offer to individuals consists of checking and saving accounts, mortgages, and online banking.

Last year, the company has acquired College Savings Bank to diversify its balance sheet. The latest earnings included record profits, high Return on Average Equity, and substantial growth in assets, deposits, and loans.

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Making a Difference in the World of Finance

David Osio is a Venezuela native with vast experience in the financial industry. He is the CEO of Davos Financial Group, which is a group of individually licensed firms that dedicate themselves to offering advice on managing assets and finances to their clients. Osio is widely recognized in the United States and Venezuela, among other regions in the world due to his expertise in the financial industry.

Osio is a very educated man with several honors from reputable institutions. He pursued law at the Catholic University Andres Bello in his home country. The University is one of the prestigious colleges in Venezuela and is situated in Caracas. David Osio also holds academic qualifications from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores Administrativos (IESA) and the New York Finance Institute where he studied United States Capital Markets and Equity Portfolio Management. At IESA, Osio pursued Advance Management Program. David had training on management at Swiss Bank Corporation in 1996.

After graduation, Osio has been involved in great enterprises at which he has brought many positive influences. From 1989 to 1993, David was the Vice President of Commercial Banking at the Banco Latino International. At the firm, he was involved in increasing the customer portfolio and moving the bank into new markets around the globe. Another institution that he has worked in is MGO, which is a law firm in Caracas. At MGO, Osio had great success as an attorney, and this has had a great impact on his overall career.

In 1993, Osio took the decision to start a company of his own. He created Davos Financial Group to offer specialized advice about finances to their clients. The firm was dedicated to looking at each customer’s case individually and coming up with the best solution for them. Davos Financial Group has grown massively since inception and has expanded from Venezuela to other markets in the US and other regions worldwide. All the units that make up the group have made pacts with major players in the banking sector establishing a diverse platform for investment.

The success enjoyed by Davos Financial Group owe to the dedication and always improving standards of service by the team of employees at the company. The professionals at Davos ensure always to come up with revolutionary ideas to solve their clients’ needs. Osio is well versed with the Spanish and English languages. Spanish is his first language. He also has a basic understanding of French and therefore he can relate to many of their clients without trouble.

David Osio likes traveling and collecting art as his hobbies. He, however, enjoys making his personal investment and financial plans and also getting involved in corporate affairs. Osio is widely available on various social sites such as LinkedIn, and Twitter, among others. He also has a kind heart and likes giving back to society. His companies have been involved in many humanitarian activities in Venezuela and other parts of the world.

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Sam Tabar Has a Stunning Career

Sam Tabar has certainly made a name for himself in the legal and business field. An expert capital strategist, he has earned the reputation of someone who knows how to please his clients and get the job done. Working with diligence and intelligence has gained him an impressive career.

He now works in New York City for the FullCycle Fund. Previously he has served with distinction at other firms. He started off with Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. His strong legal skills and solid business acumen moved them to make him an Associate, and soon he worked for them on capital strategy and business development. His efforts were successful. He loved the work and was eager to help his clients.

He also served with the SPARX group. There he was appointed to be Co-Head of Business Development and Managing Director. He was able to bring meaningful success to their business, due to his business savvy and strong legal ability. From the SPARX group he went on to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Working on the Asia-Pacific region, they made him Director and Head of Capital Strategy.

From there he went to work for another legal firm in a desire to strengthen his legal skills even further. At Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP he became a Senior Associate. He concentrated on compliance issues, hedge funds and a great deal more while working for this firm. This effort increased his experience and sharpened his skills, just as he had planned. It also earned him the distinction of being one of the principal players in his field.

By exhibiting a care and concern for his customers and maximizing his talents Sam Tabar has given a good example for others to follow. Entering into the legal field is hard to do. Earning distinction there is even harder. Because of his hard work and dedication, he is now known as a leader in his field and much to be sought after. He also finds time for recreation and family and is a talented amateur photographer, and a frequent tweeter.