James Dondero helps with a large grant to The Family Place

Family violence is at an all-time high in Dallas, Texas and the police have asked for help in solving this. James Dondero who is the co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management has recently announced that he will award a grant of 1 million dollars to help the Family Place. The Family place helps over $22,000 victims annually. The Family Place is currently the leading organization that supports victims of domestic violence.

The Family Place’s 21st annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon had had quite the excitement when it was announced that James Dondero would help to raise the final 2.8 million needed to complete the $16.5 million. The grant is administered through the Highland Dallas Foundation and will match up to 50 percent of all funds raised with a cap of 1 million dollars.Highland capital management is registered with the SEC and controls around $16 billion dollars of assets which are currently under the firm’s management. The company was founded in 2003 by the managing partners – Jim Dondero and Mark Okada. The firm Highland Capital Management LLC is one of the most well-funded, largest and experienced alternative credit managers in the global marketplace today.

A significant portion of the income produced by Highland is used in Philanthropic endeavors. Highland uses one of their subsidiary companies the Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. to maintain their charitable work. Currently, the headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas. Highland also maintains offices in Sao, Paolo, Singapore, New York, Seoul, and Singapore.Dondero chose the Family Place to bless with a large sum of money because as he is quoted as saying “The civic community in Dallas gets things done,” Dondero said. “We at Highland Capital Management were impressed by the way The Family Place, through avid philanthropic support, took this concept from inception to the final stage of this campaign in just a year. We are proud to invest alongside many of the most generous and thoughtful in the community.”

Source of the article : http://www3.dmagazine.com/content/100-Most-Expensive-Homes-In-Dallas-2013/James-Dondero

Eric Lefkofsky’s Tempus Most Recent Developments

In his article, An Operating System for Cancer, Eric Lefkofsky articulates that collaborative efforts between institutions, scientists and industry has been the biggest hurdle in finding the treatment for cancer. This is because the healthcare system is organized in such a way that it rewards those patenting and publishing as opposed to those that make diagnostic and drug discoveries. As a result, investigators are forced to build walls around their study and store information instead of distributing ideas and democratizing their discoveries. Eric Lefkofsky became one of the founding associates of Tempus to deal with this issue.

Eric Lefkofsky goes on further to explain that the battle against cancer will be fruitful when scientists, doctors, and technologists work together towards a common solution that involves contributing information and understanding to a collective system.Tempus is an organization that uses an operating system to help scientists in fighting cancer. Tempus has partnered with many universities and medical institutions in its journey to generate better treatment for conquering cancer.The latest partnering that Tempus has done includes that done in March 2017 to the University of Chicago. The collaboration is aimed at providing molecular sequencing and examination to University of Chicago’s breast cancer professionals to generate personalized treatment ideas for patients. The objective is that through time the generated data will help lead to enhanced treatment and enriched patient outcomes.

Breast Cancer still stands as the most common type of cancer that kills millions; however, very little genetic data on it exists. Physicians cannot make adequate treatment decisions because of the little information. The partnership between these two establishments will alleviate the lack of information and will result in informed and accurately targeted decisions by the medics.Tempus start-up was established in 2015 and came out of stealth in 2016. Its headquarters are located at 600 W. Chicago, where other Lefkofsky’s other projects such as Lightbank, Groupon, and Drivin are situated.

Physical Fitness Gets a Fashionable Reward From Don Ressler

 

Society seems to show a lot of admiration to people that are fit. For one thing, they look the best in the clothes that are offered in the fashion industry. The right fit of clothes falls into a happy medium of showing off the body and yet allowing for some breathing room. Physically fit people are the ones who bring out the best look in style. However, when one looks at the athletic section of the fashion industry, they’d be inclined to wonder why there is so little to offer in style. Instead, there are a ton of generic, bland and uninspired clothing that could actually bring about boredom. Don Ressler has noticed this issue and has worked with Kate Hudson and others in order to bring forth Fabletics.

 

Don Ressler and Kate Hudson set up Fabletics to address the issue with athletic clothing. After all, physically fitness is an admirable goal. Therefore, it is only fitting that it is rewarded with some of the most creative styles in the industry. Therefore, Fabletics offers some new colors, fits, and even material. To make things even better, the clothes that are offered can actually transcend their purpose. For instance, the clothes that women wear for fitness could also be worn in corporate environments.

 

In the TechStyle family of brands, Fabletics is the star brand. It is the company that is making the most steps. The online subscription retailer has satisfied customers. The physical locations that have recently opened up are experiencing similar successes with customers. Women have the chance to try on any new product that they find in the store.  They have generated so much interest, and it’s largely due to Don Ressler’s fundraising expertise:
Former Intermix COO Raises $33M For Fashion Brand JustFabulous

 

The fashion industry has been designed to help people feel important. Athletic clothing is also fashion. Therefore, it is only right that the activewear area gets to experience the creativity and thoughtfulness being made towards this part of the industry.

Doe Deere’s Colorful Breakthrough

Once in a while a new look and a new idea comes along that shakes up an industry. That’s what is happening today with Lime Crime Cosmetics, which is the boldly colorful independent makeup line created by Russian emigre Doe Deere.

Deere came to the US as a teenager, and lived in New York from age 17. She started out as a musician, but her entrepreneurial style lead her to fashion and then to makeup. For Deere, her vision was something that couldn’t be denied, which is why she set about making her dreams come true with Lime Crime makeup.

Lime Crime is making its mark as a cosmetics brand that makes bold choices, while also offering great quality for its price point. Lime Crime uses incredibly vivid colors, ranging from bright blue to green to yellow, purple, orange and more in its lipsticks, and the impact of these colors is huge. Deere is also an innovator, as she and a chemist developed the Lime Crime Velvetine’s Lip Color line, which is the first liquid to matte lip color on the market. This lip color is certified vegan, and it also resists crumbling.

Lime Crime on Instagram

Deere’s innovation with Lime Crime also extends to the the brand’s presence on the Internet. Deere started the brand as an online website, and today Lime Crime’s Instagram page has over 2 million followers. The key to the success of the brand on Instagram is Deere’s idea of having the page completely interactive. Followers are encouraged to post pictures of their individual Lime Crime photos, and those photos (of women wearing the brand’s unique colors) are shared back and forth all over the site, adding more followers and promoting the brand with every click. It’s a fun approach to promoting a look, and it is paying off well for Lime Crime.

The Doe Deere Style

Doe Deere is a “walking illustration” of how effective the Lime Crime brand is at creating head turning beauty. Deere wears the line’s gorgeous colors continually, and the lipsticks, blushes and shadows from the brand are very arresting on this “pretty as a doll,” very photogenic cosmetics’ brand CEO.

Can dreams really come true? In Doe Deere’s case, the dream of having a colorful, successful makeup line can come true, and it has already. Here’s to having a great vision and sticking with it.

http://guestofaguest.com/los-angeles/interview/interview-lime-crimes-doe-deere-on-how-to-make-your-dreams-come-true

Make the World a Better place with Marc Spark’s Spark Tank

Marc Sparks is a Dallas based businessman, author and philanthropist. Together with Lynne Spiora Marc has undertaken a series of philanthropic projects all over the state of Texas.

Coming from humble origins himself, Marc Sparks has never forgotten his concern for his fellow man. 15 years ago he founded the Samaritan Inn, once a rundown homeless shelter, now a $3 million facility feeding over 200 people a day. In addition to that, he and Lynne have mounted a transitional living center in North Texas, and are currently building a family shelter. The success of these endeavors have inspired them to help other social entrepreneurs with their new program Spark Tank.

Modeled after the hit television program Shark Tank, Marc and Lynne’s new project enables social entrepreneurs to receive the grant funding and management oversight they need to carry out their philanthropic projects.

Marc and Lynne want to find the most talented, creative, hard-working individuals who are passionate about their projects and are dedicated to improving the lives of others.  Read more: They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success

Those that are interested should visit the Spark Tank website to learn more about the project and its requirements. Applicants must be a 501c3 organization with a minimum of two years history.

Human services, animal services, and the arts are all eligible to apply. National charities, United Way charities, political action committees (PACs) and faith based initiatives ARE NOT eligible. Read more: Marc Sparks’s Books and Publications Spotlight

Apply today and together we can make the world a better place. If you have an idea that you are passionate about, but don’t know how to get it off the ground why not take a chance and visit the spark tag website to apply?

Learn more about Marc Sparks:
http://whoismarcsparks.com/
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1132595

Online Reviews Build Trust Among Potential Customers

Positive online reviews help garner the trust of potential customers. This is proven by statistics compiled by Bright Local. They did an extensive survey on how important reviews were to potential customers of local businesses. In the survey of than 2,000 people, an overwhelming majority (72%) say that reading a positive review of a local company or business makes them trust that business more. The results are also confirmed by Online Reputation Reviews.

In addition, the number of people paying attention to online reviews is rapidly growing. According to data compiled by Bright Local from their survey 88% of respondents replied that they use reviews to gauge the quality and trustworthiness of a company. The number of people reading reviews has also increased dramatically. 85% of people now regularly read up to 10 reviews for local businesses before making a decision to shop or hire them.

Perhaps what is more revealing in the growing importance of online reviews is that a significant number of people now regularly read over 10 reviews before making a choice on whether to pick a business or forego it. For example the number of people reading 21-30 reviews has seen a dramatic shift in little over a year. People who read even more reviews in the category of 51 plus reviews read has seen an even bigger spike.

The statistics compiled by Bright Local on the survey they did on online reviews reveals an important fact. The online review is becoming relevant and more widely read than ever before. Therefore if you are a business you should pay attention to the online reviews you get. How you deal with bad reviews is now becoming more important than ever. You should try to satisfy all your customers, but if there is an unhappy one you should deal with it promptly to avoid problems and negative publicity in the form of negative online reviews.

Bob Reina Covers Talk Fusion’s Finer Points

Talk Fusion founder Bob Reina made a video recently to explain what the benefits of Talk Fusion are. He founded the company and the service to help people make sure that they could have video chats and make video emails. His vision for the company was to help people connect more easily and send emails more easily. He talks through the whole program, and he explains how the program works for people who have never tried it before.

Talk Fusion is a great program that is easy to use, and Bob Reina even made the video using his own program. It is a great way to learn how to manage video communications, and it is a very nice way for people to feel like they can talk more easily. Video emails are amazing to watch because they are so easy to make, and video chats help bring together large groups of people who cannot all meet in person.

The user can bring together a large team from around the world, and the user can make video emails that make sense to watch. A lot of people have a hard time getting all their words into an email, but they can talk into a Talk Fusion video a lot more easily. This helps people express themselves, and it is a fantastic way for someone to make sure that they have shares all their thoughts. Sharing ideas and information moves a lot faster with a video service, and Talk Fusion is the best of the video services on the market today.

Bob Reina also explains how his service works on a subscription basis. Someone who wants to invest in the service for their business will see that investment pay for itself, and the business can offer the use of the service to a lot of people who are working with them. There is no reason for any business to stick with traditional email when they can make videos instead. Talk Fusion has made it simple for everyone to stay in touch, and watching Bob Reina explain his product gives everyone hope for video communications.

Dr. Brian Bonar leads Trucept to a period of prosperity

Dr. Brian Bonar has been called a visionary leader, amongst other superlatives by many of his peers in the financial world of the US. Dr. Bonar completed his studies in the UK before heading to the US to make sure his skills and experience in the world of finance were utilized to their fullest, which they now seem to be doing with his role as CEO of the Trucept company that has changed the way employers provide contracts for their employees. More at http://people.equilar.com/bio/brian-bonar-trucept–inc./salary/470203#.Vye_cEURW4E and http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brian-bonar-receives-professional-networking-communitys-highest-honor-98913914.html

The visionary work of Bonar has seen Trucept become a popular and innovative part of the financial landscape of the world as increasing numbers of American employers are using the skills of Brian Bonar and his team.

According to Dalrada, Brian Bonar completed his education in the UK at Strathclyde University and Staffordshire University, where he completed a Masters degree and a doctorate.

Dr. Bonar then headed to the Us where he took the role of CEO of the innovative Trucept company, which provides assistance in the completion of contracts and tax payments for the employees of companies across the USA.

Not only does Trucept offer tax and contract services for the employees of different companies it also provides the freedom for companies to retain the overall control of the daily activities for their employees on a day to day basis.

The career of Dr. Brian Bonar has seen him take up a series of different roles within some of the best known financial organizations in the world, which have all combined to assist him in making a lasting success of the Trucept company – Brian Bonar – Entrepreneurship is my Passion | about.me.

Bonar’s career has been varied and has seen him serve as a key executive or on the board of companies as diverse as American Management Services, QMS and Alliance National Insurance Agency.

Since taking up his role with Trucept Dr. Bonar has seen a remarkable period of success follow, which has also seen the image and reputation of the company reach record levels under the guidance and leadership of Dr. Brian Bonar.