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The ViSalus Programs

by Chris Holden - October 4th, 2019


ViSalus was founded in 2005 when the founders completed a challenge to make people the healthiest they can be. They created the Body by Vi 90-Day Challenge program. With the proper products and support the platform can transform anybody within 90 days.

The mission of Vi is broken into three parts. First, to create life experiences and connections. Second, to physically change your body through products and programs. Third, to financially change you with entrepreneurship and leadership.

There are six core beliefs of ViSalus that push the company forward. They are being inspired, building trust, being a teacher, thinking like an entrepreneur, seeking simplicity and challenging yourself. Through Vi Cares program, the community can donate meals to people in need and Vi matches each donation. Over 5 million meals have already been donated.

Vi Prime is the newest program from ViSalus. As a member rewards program, it maximizes your experience by making it easy to receive and enjoy your Vi products through delivery. There are free shipping and reward perks to be earned. Those who buy at least $125 a month will be eligible. As soon as you reach the minimum, you receive free shipping.

To receive rewards for purchases, there are two things to do. First, you need to have a minimum monthly order. Second, enroll in 3 Vi Prime. This happens when you enroll three Vi Prime members. After that, you will earn monthly Vi Points for rewards. Vi Points can be used for monthly purchases as well. Refer to This Article for more information.

The 3 For Free program is only for Vi Prime members. The 3 For Free and free shipping are basic rewards. After the first monthly order, there is a Vi Prime Welcome Kit. After two consecutive monthly orders, there is a Product Sample Pack. After a third consecutive monthly order, there is a #ViLife Photobook. Find More Information Here.


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Chacha, The Gumps and The Buddha

by Chris Holden - October 4th, 2019


In 2005, the famous luxury retail store owned by the Gump brothers Soloman and Gustave was visited by none of other than John Chachas. He had known the brothers since they were young and had heard of their success. He came to their store to see what they had, and his eyes landed on a statue of Buddha.

As a way of acquiring the Buddha, Chachas tried doing arrangements at the Gump’s store. These arrangements for different transactions for the store came with a high fee of $225,000. However, it wasn’t really going that well.

Chachas told the Gumps that he wanted to use the Buddha as compensation for his fee. It was originally purchased for $800, but after having the statue appraised in 2007 it was declared the statue was worth $240,000 which was more than Chachas fee. However, in order to keep the Buddha he had to replace it with a like-value replica as stated in the contract he had with the Gumps. He did so with a 3D copy that looked exactly like the original. View Additional Info Here.

Eventually, Chachas sold the Gump’s statue in Hong Kong for $4 million and he would found his own investment company in 2010. This company purchased the intellectual properties of the Gump’s store such as brand names, clients lists and other things they used to keep their business lucrative. Read This Article for additional information.

He has since been using this information to help rebuild the Gump’s company name and store, and intends to make it better than it was before while sticking to their original mission and values. The Gumps luxury retail store was founded in 1861 in the United States. Gumps is known for their beautiful old artifacts that they have acquired from all over the world.

They have stated plans to open both digital and physical stores in time for the 2019 Christmas season. The new Gumps website, which retains the company’s former logo, also promises a re-opening in the fall of 2019. The web site also offers email signup and links to Instagram and Twitter pages.


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Prevagen Reminds People To Utilize These Four Tips When Working Themselves Back Into A Regular Schedule Of Events

by Chris Holden - October 4th, 2019

When a routine is broken and one gets into habits such as staying up too late and taking too much time off from exercise, it can be a difficult task to get back on track.

The month of Summer can be one of those times of years that finds a way to sidetrack individuals from their usual routine and leaves them off track.

There is no doubt that Summer is associated with a great many good things such as warm weather, time spent outdoors, vacation, and relaxation, but these good points can also end up getting you off of your regular schedule that keeps you on track.

Due to this fact, the team members at Prevagen have presented their four pointers for getting back on track with your schedule after the Summer season has come to its conclusion.

Pointer number from that has been put out there as advice from Prevagen is to make sure and maintain a healthy cycle when it comes to your sleep. If you have gotten used to a lot of late nights, then this might be difficult to do at first as your body has adjusted to being up later.

A good way to overcome this is to do it a little bit at a time. Each night, try and get to bed just a little earlier and you will soon see that this will pay off. In no time, you will be back on schedule and you will be waking up in the morning nicely refreshed and ready to tackle your day with a great amount of zeal.

Prevagen also points out the importance that your physical fitness routine plays when it comes to getting back on track from your Summer vacation. Getting into the habit of exercising daily is something that is recommended to maintain proper health and it is important to incorporate this into your schedule.

If you are struggling with getting into a good routine with this, then try using a similar strategy that was suggested for getting on track with sleep. You will be surprised how easily you can get back into a good workout schedule if you just try and do a bit more each day in terms of your workout.

After getting your sleep and workout schedules back on track, it is a great idea to start making yourself a schedule at the start of the week. This can serve you as a guide and can help to keep you on a steady track. Read more: Prevagan Improves Memory and Regular Strength | CVS and Prevagan Regular Strength Capsules | Walgreens

It is a great way to make sure that you are getting done the things that you need to. One thing that the Prevagen team does point out is the need to also remain flexible and be willing to deviate from your schedule when it is appropriate.

With all of this work being done to get yourself back on a good schedule after finishing up your Summer fun, it is an important thing to remember that relaxation time should be a component of your schedule. Keeping some free time to relax is important and the Prevagen team wants you to remember this as well.

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Seymour Segnit: Marketing Drives Success

by Chris Holden - October 3rd, 2019


When Seymour Segnit launched his MAGFAST charger crowdfunding campaign, money started rolling in without delay. That is no exaggeration. The crowdfunding campaign generated $250,000 within the first 15 minutes. Things slowed down a bit afterward, and the first day’s total “only” amounted to $600,000.

Yes, people became enamored with the MAGFAST Family of six chargers developed by Seymour and Amy Segnit’s company. The various chargers provide different solutions for customer needs. The needs people want are simple. They aren’t interested in dealing with charger cable tangles anymore. They also don’t want charging cables that come with limited compatibility and virtually no aesthetic benefits. Seymour Segnit understood the market.

Seymour Segnit released wireless magnetic chargers that give customers something of value. Segnit points out he is not entirely motivated by money, but he isn’t shy to note MAGFAST proved profitable. The profits rolled in at the beginning, which is incredible. Many startups lose money for years before turning a profit. MAGFAST did much better.

The results did not occur by accident. Seymour Segnit pointed out that marketing played a significant role in making MAGFAST a hit. The entrepreneur went so far as to say a failure to market a product properly turns an endeavor into little more than a hobby. It is difficult to argue with his assessment. Unless an entrepreneur puts tremendous effort into advertising a product, the product won’t see high sales figures. How could it? Many potential customers won’t even know it exists. View More Information Here.

Segnit adheres to the belief an entrepreneur should spend 80% of his/her time promoting a business. Otherwise, failure becomes unavoidable. Some may debate the 80% figure. Few would suggest ignoring steps to promote a company won’t yield any harm. Read This Article to learn more.

Seymour and Amy Segnit deserve credit for the success they attained so far with MAGFAST. Time will tell how successful the company eventually becomes.


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Steve Lesnard: Mastering Sports and Markeeting Brands

by Chris Holden - October 3rd, 2019

Steve Lesnard: The Insightful Brand Marketer and his Marketing Journey

Steve Lesnard has been on a remarkable marketing journey for quite some time. He has gained his impressive knowledge about the consumer, the sports world and marketing. He is spreading his expertise wisdom to help others run highly effective campaigns while they obtain a better understanding of the modern consumer and their needs.

Lesnard has become one of the most insightful and most influential marketers within the world of sports over the past ten years for good reasons. He has always had a passion for sports and was the president of the sports club when he was attending a business school in France. Sports seemed to be firmly grounded in him because he began developing outstanding products for athletes. His outstanding dedication has been apparent because he never stopped learning and strived to find better methods for turning a concept into a physical product. This meant he would need to get to know the consumer on a personal level because meeting their need would equal success.

Finding Steve Lesnard in Sports Marking

It was quite common to find Lesnard working in quite a few different sports marketing positions. He seemed to master the world of sports with his own enthusiasm and drive. He grew a number of brands and continued to develop industry-altering items and outstanding sports products. He managed to lead Olympic campaigns too. Steve Lesnard has continued to advance himself in the world of sports and has the ability to assist other marketers while helping brand market data and insights provide and deliver exceptional services. Click here.

Entrepreneur Robert Deignan | Continuous Transformation of IoT Technologies

by Chris Holden - October 1st, 2019

CEO of ATS Digital Services and Entrepreneur Robert Deignan has nearly eighteen years providing solutions in the technology industry. Seven years after earning a bachelor’s degree in business management, he held the Executive Vice President position with iS3. His time with the company gave him enough expertise to explore entrepreneurship and establish his own business. 

By the time Deignan graduated from Purdue University, the internet of things (IoT) continued its transformation. Although, IoT didn’t originally get its name until 1999, companies including Coca Cola had been using the technology for its vending machines. It saved the company time and money by monitoring inventory and the machine’s functionality. 

Entrepreneur Robert Deignan had a strong interest in technology and immediately pursued a career in repairs and providing solutions. He assists businesses and users with most technical problems involving computers, smartphones, internet, and IoTs. In 2018, Robert shared on Gazette his expertise on the internet of things and its relationship to customer support. 

While the technology continues to transform, Deignan believes the market will become more competitive. Google, Apple, and Amazon are leaders in the industry after the development of the Assistant IoTs. People rely on The Assistant, Sirl, and Alexa to keep up with the inventory of household supplies, for an example. Small companies are discovering new ways to use internet of things technologies with connectivity capabilities to multiple devices.

Robert Deignan sees two major problems with the internet of things, hacking and privacy. Without the proper security protocols, outsiders can gain access to your devices at home and automobiles. They can also hack your security system, garages, and appliances. ATS Digital has a variety of solutions to protect, repair, and connect your computer, smartphone and other electronics and devices. 

Since 2011, Robert Deignan expanded the company to the UK, The Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, Australia, and Ireland. ATS technicians has years of experience in networks, digital data storage, and home device connectivity. Robert continues to focus on enhancing the company’s call centers and technology services. The call center assists customers with connecting devices to IoT technologies, and other solutions. 

BEAL Properties Becomes an Agent of Growth and Development in the Chicago Area

by Chris Holden - October 1st, 2019

Living in Chicago is a dream come true for many people. Many may not see it, but cost of living is reasonable, especially when you consider the salaries offered in the area. With housing market favoring buyers in 2019, Chicago is permeated by many upcoming buildings with the increased construction activities in the area, leave alone the apartment buildings that are already complete for occupation. Chicago is one of the trendy areas of the United States coming after Los Angeles and New York. No wonder property developers such as BEAL PROPERTIES are growing rapidly to become multi-million-dollar companies.

Chicago is known for its seamless transportation system. With infrastructures such as CTA, you will be amazed about how convenient and luxurious public transport can be. The state is also full of fun activities to do, especially during summer. The harsh winter is a downside but there is definitely a thing or two for trendy people who love adventure in the area.

Emerging third after Los Angeles and New York, Chicago is one of the greatest cities in the US. Real estate sector is not as outrageous because you will always find an option that fits your budget. BEAL PROPERTIES is among the transformative agents of Chicagoland. It has been in business for the last 30 years and throughout the time, it has delivered great properties. It owns multi-family buildings in the metropolitan area of Chicago.

If you’re looking for vibrant apartments, beautiful to the eyes and well-maintained, pay a visit to Ravenswood, Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Lincoln Square, Gold Coast neighborhoods, Logan Square and many other areas where BEAL PROPERTIES operates in. BEAL PROPERTIES is not only a property developer and owner, but also an agent of development in the community. It is transforming the community not only through creating employment, but also giving back to the community directly through various philanthropic endeavors

Maarten De Jeu an Accomplished International Business Strategist

by Chris Holden - October 1st, 2019

Maarten De Jeu is a multilingual highly skilled international business strategist with decades of
experience in finance, corporate business strategy, insurance, and M&A, among others. As a
multilingual expert, De Jeu fluently speaks four international languages, and they include French,
English, Dutch, and German. De Jeu currently serves as the managing director of the Chicago
Illinois based SVM Business Advisory a privately held consultancy firm that he started way back in
2012. De Jeu has a distinguished educational background in business and holds an MBA from
Oxford University. De Jeu, over the years, has built a successful career in international business
having worked for companies in Europe, Asia, and North America. He has a deep understanding of
the international market place and cultural setting and has built a global business network over the
years. De Jeu firm is one of the highly regarded international business firms and attracts clients
from all walks of life, including Fortune 100 business executives, wealthy individuals, and financial
and insurance companies, among others.
Maarten De Jeu before venturing into entrepreneurship served as Director of Strategy and
Corporate Development at the Chicago Illinois based Aviva Plc. De Jeu also previously worked for
the London based Aviva plc as an international strategy manager. De Jeu also spent about eight
years of his career life working for the Amsterdam based TVDK Management Consultant. Other
international firms that De Jeu has formerly worked for include ABN AMRO, Heinz, ING, and Sara
Lee. De Jeu, besides SVM, helped establish SpeakUp a leading Europe based tech startup focused
on ethics and compliance. De Jeu, besides being a seasoned entrepreneur, is a passionate tennis
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Maarten De Jeu is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in international business. De Jeu has worked
and established businesses in different countries and knows what it takes to establish a successful
business oversees. De Jeu says that successful American entrepreneurs might be tempted to
expand their business to the global stage. Whereas it is a good move that shows business growth,
De Jeu says before expanding businesses must consider a couple of factors. One of the factors that
business must consider is following accepted business practices. One accepted business practice
that is accepted all over the world is developing a business plan. A business plan, among other
things, acts as a guide to conducting business operations. While there are businesses in the US
that have succeeded without having fully developed business plans, De Jeu says the international
market place is a complex, unfamiliar territory that commands a business to draw a business plan.
Business plans are quite vital in the international markets and help businesses to identify potential
buyers, guides a business on how to set up a ranch in another country and illustrates the local
hiring process among other things. A good business plan will help a company grow and become
successful in the international fronts, says De Jeu.

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Jason Hope: Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, And Investor To SENS Research Foundation

by Chris Holden - September 30th, 2019

The Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference, which is hosted by the SENS Research Foundation, is held yearly. Aubrey de Grey, who is the founder and chief science officer, reminds the conference attendees of the importance of their contributions and goals of the conference which goes to aid in the development of drugs that combat the effects of premature aging. Experts who are attendees of the event learn and share knowledge with other speakers who worked to help in the treatment of drugs that fight diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, molecular damage, and cellular damage. Building the Rejuvenation biotechnology industry and developing preventive strategies are two of the main priorities of the event. Scientists, investors, and researchers give support have made SENS Research Foundation possible. Jason hope has been a key factor for many years and vocal opponent on anti-aging expansion research as well as an entrepreneur and major contributor.

Jason hope, as well as other donators, contributed to over $500,000 dollars in 2010 to help start a new research program and begin to build the Cambridge SENS Laboratory. Because of the foundations initiative to find cures for degenerative diseases that destroy and age individuals, like lung disease and Alzheimer’s, the philanthropist gladly give donations. It is urgent to find a cure to destructive diseases as it costs billions of US Dollars yearly.

Jason Hope is an investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and was born in Tempe, Arizona. He earned his bachelor’s degree and finance at Arizona State University as well as an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business. Jason quickly became a key mentor amongst students and entrepreneurs alike, after receiving International recognition after Business School what his success in business. Currently, Jason Hope is the administer of various licenses and business projects. He is passionate about anti-aging research which helps in his investment decisions which he bases from his own research. Innovative thinking, automation, and smart technology are researches that Jason is also passionate about. Other things that Jason is passionate about are writing about his interest as well as ideas that he currently is researching.

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A Reflection on the Career of Betsy Devos

by Chris Holden - September 27th, 2019

Today’s political environment is as exciting as its ever been. There is constant shouts from across both aisles, as the government continuously tries to figure out a way forward. Education has always been one of those battlegrounds where federal and local governments struggle to find the funds to purchase up to date materials. Betsy DeVos holds an important role in the current government as Secretary of Education of President Trump. She earned this spot through her years as a reformer of schooling teachings. Her name came be attached to numerous organizations as she pushes for more children to consider alternative options to teaching. In a interview from 2013, Betsy DeVos expands on her unique approach to education.


The interview begins by addressing the current state of Betsy DeVos’s long held belief that student choice is the superior option over public education. She is very encouraged by the trend in the numbers. Students is 17 states are showing strong signs of moving away from public education. Betsy DeVos describes how she became interested in this approach to schooling when she and her husband researched options for their child. They were stunned by how a local private school had a safe, effective, and strong learning environment where all students succeeded. Over the years, she and her husband steadily increased their involvement with bringing more children into the program.


Betsy DeVos and her husband took two different routes in becoming involved with bringing more kids into this program. Her husband took his approach to the front lines by running for the Michigan State Board of Education, where he won the election in 1990. At the same time, Betsy DeVos started her own series of scholarships. The couple soon quickly realized while their methods would help some students, it would not solve the overarching problem. She and her husband moved closer to the realm of politics as each of them pushed the government step-by-step to support more options for children. This was the origin of her involvement with the American Federation for Children.


This was an organization that brought a new push for student options around the country. Betsy DeVos describes how her increase in experience only served to better refine her approach over the years. She learned to navigate political environments, push legislation, and sell her ideas to the general public. Betsy DeVos cites the greatest accomplishment attached to her name was creating a tax credit in Florida. They are the single biggest state that supports student choice education programs. Louisiana and Indiana are two additional states that have showed significant promise down the line as their efforts are starting to bear fruit.


In the current condition of the United States education system, public schools and private schools have been competing harder to capture the attention of fresh students. There are pros and cons to each option, but Betsy DeVos finds that the private options offer a higher long term potential for students. She has continued pursing this agenda as Secretary of Education.


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