Stephen Murray: A Business Innovator

Longtime businessman Stephen Murray passed away in March 2015, but not before leaving behind a successful career and business. Murray was best known for his position as CEO to CCMP Capital Advisors, a company that branched out from JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Murray was born in 1962 and raised in Westchester County New York, a suburb of New York City. For his undergraduate study, he attended Boston College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He furthered his education by attending graduate school at Columbia University in New York, and earned a Master of Business Administration.

Upon receiving his degree, Stephen Murray was hired in 1984 at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, a New York based company. While initially hired as a credit trainee, Murray worked his way up the ranks to vice president of middle market lending. In 1989 he moved to a private equity and leveraged-finance component of Manufacturers Hanover, This company was an early precursor to CCMP.  Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://nypost.com/2015/03/13/ccmps-murray-dead-at-52/

In 1991 Manufacturer Hanover was purchased by Chemical Bank. After three mergers with other companies, the company officially became known as Chase Capital Partners. In 2005 Stephen Murray CCMP Capital was awarded the position of head of the buyout business for JP Morgan partners.

The company then became known as CCMP when Murray led the spin off of the company in 2006. In the following year, he was named CEO of the company which consisted of the buyout and growth equity divisions of its private equity group.

Throughout his lucrative career, Murray served on the board of several successful companies, such as Cabela’s, Aramark, AMC Entertainment, and Warner Chilcott to name a few. He was also a philanthropist, supporting such charities as the Make A Wish Foundation of Metro New York and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

Stephen Murray served as the vice chairman of the board of trustees at Boston College, and was a member of the chairman’s council of the Make A Wish Foundation of Metro New York.

Stephen Murray continued his work and philanthropist duties until his retirement a month before his death in March 2015. For two and a half decades Stephen Murray was a key figure in the business world. He started at the bottom, and worked his way up to the top of the company.

He will always be remembered for his contributions and dedication to CCMP. Murray was survived by his wife Tami Murray, and their four children.

Bernardo Chua Announces New Organo Gold Preferred Customer Program And Benefits

Bernardo Chua has done it again. The award-winning founder of Organo Gold has found yet another way to help people that use Organo Gold products. Not only do the Organo Gold products which are infused with ganoderma help to improve people’s health, now people will receive rewards just for purchasing them. It’s part of the new rewards program the innovative entrepreneur has created. Called the Preferred Customer program, the new system will now save people money and provide them with many other benefits when they purchase Organo Gold products regularly.

The new Preferred Customer rewards program is available to both Organo Gold retail customers as well as distributors located in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It’s designed to provide them with a support system, continued high-quality customer service, specials, and savings on a wide range of popular Organo Gold products. Chua explained that the Preferred Customer program is a model created to provide diversification and help to expand the number of businesses that carry the products.

In order to participate in the rewards program, retail customers and distributors must become a part of the Organo Gold auto-ship program. By joining they get a 25% discount plus they save on all of the orders they place each month. Many distributors see a marked increase in their sales volume while retail customers are able to get a lot more Organo Gold products for their money.

Retail customers enrolled in the new Preferred Customer rewards program have exclusive access to promotions as well as specials related to Organo Gold products. Whether you are a new or existing customer, you can simply visit the Organo Gold website and register to become part of the program. People that do so will get access the Preferred Customer hotline, representatives, plus exceptional services and assistance.

Chua’s goal has long been to give as many people as possible easy access to the health improving benefits of ganoderma. Through Organo Gold, he offers a line of gourmet hot chocolate, coffees, green teas, and a wide range of other beverages containing the extract from the health improving ganoderma mushroom.  Check out Bernardo’s Facebook for more, and read the full story on BitsyLink.

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Wengie’s Travel Skin Care Routine

In this video, Wengie tells us how she takes care of her skin when she’s on a trip. Since her skin gets especially stressed during her travels, she makes sure to take extra good care of it while she’s away. Firstly, she uses a convenient travel bag, packing her makeup and skin care products into separate compartments. When traveling, she usually packs light and keeps her routine to a minimum so she can get an early start on the day.

The air conditioning in hotels dries her skin out, so Wengie always makes sure to bring a pack of moisturizing face masks to use before bed. She uses the excess product from the mask to massage her face and neck.

Instead of buying expensive face wipes, Wengie packs toner mixed with cotton pads to cleanse her face with in the morning. SK-II Essence is her favorite toner, as it moisturizes well and gives the skin a bouncy texture. She also uses SK-II moisturizing cream, though she suggests that you skip it if you have oily or combination skin.

The next step is lightweight sunscreen. This is very important if you’re going to be outside for a significant part of the day. Make sure to also protect your lips with sunscreen. Next, Wengie applies face powder, tapping onto her skin instead of wiping.

For cleaning up the tops and bottoms of her brows, she uses a Maybelline eyebrow pencil. She then uses a light brushing of eyebrow mascara. Wengie recommends The Balm’s travel palette for eyeshadow, blush, and bronzer. She never packs brushes when traveling, using her fingers to apply shadow instead.

Next, she uses a pen liner to lightly apply liner to the outer corners of her eyes. Using a lavender cheek blusher with a sponge tip, she lightly applies pigment to the apples of her cheeks. Lastly, she uses a peach lip tint under a shiny balm.

All in all, the entire routine takes about 15 minutes.

 

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The Growth of Beneful’s Dog Food Brand

Over the past couple of years, Nestle Purinastore Beneful has invested in its dog food brand. It is already one of the best in the world, but the company wanted to continue to benefit from its brand-name recognition. The good news for pet owners is that there are a variety of great dog food brands to choose from. This is a major difference from the past where there were only a few. The pet food industry is exploding, and Beneful is one of the companies leading the charge. It will be interesting to see all of the new dog food brands that come out in the next couple of years. Anyone who is looking to invest in the health of their pet should buy Beneful on their nest Walmart shopping.
Dog Food Brands

There are a variety of dog food brands that owners and pets both love. One of the most common types of dog food is organic dog food with flavoring. Organic food was a huge boom among people, but now pet owners are wanting to have organic food for their animals. This is a major difference over the past few years. It is true that organic food can make dogs live longer. However, there are also a lot of things to keep in mind when buying organic dog food. The dog food has to be stored differently, and many pet owners find this out the hard way. Sometimes, the dog food smells worse than typical dog food. Always keep these factors in mind before making a purchase.

Flavors

Dog food flavor is something that all pets enjoy. The problem is trying to find flavors that pets will love for a long period of time. Often times, a dog will get used to the pet food that they eat on a regular basis. Over the long term, finding quality pet food with good flavors is something that people will enjoy. Beneful has done a great job of investing in dog food brands over the past couple of years. Many industry experts believe that these investments will pay off with higher sales on their already popular dog food brands.

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Marc Sparks Launches Marketing Sparks For Start-Up Entrepreneurs

Marc Sparks USA has just launched Marketing Sparks, a start-up program to help entrepreneurs work with professional marketing experts at the business front end.

The Pittsburgh-based ad agency conducts intensive three-hour sessions for entrepreneurs to learn proven business strategies and ideas to increase their chances of success. “Similar programs around the region have given individuals hoping to break into marketing the tools to succeed,” says Marc USA CEO Michelle Fabrizi.

Marc USA recruited experts and professionals both inside and outside their ranks. Read more: They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success and Marc Sparks’s Books and Publications Spotlight

“The program has gotten a great deal of positive feedback,” said Fabrizi. ‘The city has such a remarkable start-up community. It feels great to give something back.”

PNC Financial Service Group was one of the first companies to sign on. Many others have followed suit with great enthusiasm.

Marc Sparks will hold its first event for the Randall Family Big Idea Competition winners. The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute sponsors the program every year. First place winners in the areas of general technology IT, health care and social innovation will also win $20,000 in addition to receiving an invitation to Marketing Sparks.

The man behind the company, Marc Sparks, is a very successful businessman, who outlined his path to success several years ago. Not only is he a successful businessman, he wants to teach everyday ordinary people how to achieve the same.

His book They Can’t Eat You outlines his path to success. Sparks owns many companies but works primarily in telecommunications. He is also a venture capitalist, who supplies start-up companies with funding.

Marc Sparks says anyone can be successful. It’s just a matter of having drive and determination.

Sparks is a generous philanthropist that devotes his time and money to many organizations. He is a huge supporter of education and gives to an organization that helps drop-outs get diplomas. He also gives to a number of area homeless shelters.

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http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1132595

James O’Keefe FAILS Again: Exposed by Soros’s Open Society Foundation

James O’Keefe, a minor celebrity footnote who was previously convicted of trespassing on federal property under false pretenses, has once again been up to his deceptive practices. This time, instead of trying, and failing, to commit criminal acts in order to slander a United State Senator, he believed he would make an easy mark of George Soros’s Open Society Foundations by way of a prank call. O’Keefe was so caught up in the brilliance of his scheme to infiltrate Soros’s group that after leaving a voicemail at the group’s headquarters George Soros engaged his co-conspirators by filling them in on how they would gain entry in Soros’s inner circle and wreak havoc.

Read more: BUSTED: Conservative prankster James O’Keefe exposes his own ‘sting’ on George Soros group

The recipient of the voicemail at Open Society Foundations, Dana Geraghty, explains that she got much more than O’Keefe had intended: after he left the voicemail, misrepresenting himself as a Hungarian-American named Victor Kesh who wanted to help the organization, he failed to disconnect the line before announcing the full scope of his plans to his companions-in-fraud, capturing the entire plan in the candid voicemail to his intended victims. In the raw story.com piece linked above, the Open Society Foundations president Chris Stone states: “The Watergate burglars look good compared to these guys…these guys can’t even figure out how to use an Internet browser, let alone conduct an undercover operation.” Stone clarifies that he doesn’t intend to downplay the malicious nature of O’Keefe’s deception.

George Soros, best known as an investor and philanthropist who champions humanitarian causes, was recently in the spotlight as a result of his proposal for how the EU could more effectively handle the influx of Syrian refugees in a way that would improve the lives of both the refugees and the residents having to accept them. Soros’s plan, which can be read in full here: http://www.georgesoros.com/philanthropy/, comes from a humanitarian perspective. The 85 year-old philanthropist is no stranger to hatred from conservatives such as O’Keefe who espouse an over simplified “up from the bootstraps” philosophy of existence which centers on total freedom for the rich to operate without restraint or any kinds of checks and balances, while letting the disadvantaged and the poor fall into greater destitution and ultimately die as soon as possible. This philosophy runs counter to Soros’s in every way.

The Open Society Foundation was launched in 1979 by Soros, and has worked to improve societies around the world. George Soros says that Open Society was formed because he realized how fortunate he was as a businessman and human being and felt that he had a duty to take a stand on issues he felt were of vital importance. In addition to providing scholarships and creating opportunities, the Open Society Foundation does a great deal.

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The Demand For Silver And Gold Coins Is On The Rise According To Philip Diehl President Of U.S. Money Reserve

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Investors are worried. The word around the industry is the global economy is heading for another disaster, and the popular investment vehicles are going to disappoint average investors. Hedge fund investors are also having a hard time adjusting to the economic impact that China is having on countries around the world.

The truth is, finding investments that will withstand another Great Recession are hard to find, but the president of U.S. Money Reserve, Philip Diehl, believes he has the answer. U.S Money Reserve is one of the largest distributors of government issued silver, gold and platinum coins.

Diehl told Enterprise Radio that there is no better time to invest in gold and silver coins than now for several reasons. CBS19.tv published Diehl’s interview. One thing was obvious during the interview. Diehl is the real deal when it comes to talking about precious metal and coins.

In the interview, Mr. Diehl said the official silver coin of the United States is the American Silver Eagle. The value of that 1-ounce coin has increased by more than 370 percent since 2007. Diehl said a recent U.S. Mint report shows that Silver Eagle sales topped 47 million in 2015, and that’s a record. Learn more about US Money Reserve: http://www.bbb.org/central-texas/business-reviews/coin-dealers-supplies/u-s-money-reserve-inc-in-austin-tx-52264/ and https://www.linkedin.com/company/u-s-money-reserve

The demand for silver coins in 2016 is outpacing the sales for the same period in 2015. In the first four months of 2016, more than 19 million Silver Eagle coins have been sold, according to Diehl. Sales of Silver Eagle coins in 2016 could hit 60 million.

Silver prices are outpacing stock and gold prices in 2016 as well. The price of silver has increased 27 percent in the first quarter of 2016, and the price of gold has increased 20 percent. Stock prices have only increased by a little more than 6 percent. And Mr. Diehl thinks gold and silver price increases won’t stop. Read more:  US Money Reserve | CrunchBase and US Money Reserve TV Commercials – iSpot.tv

Some investment experts are predicting that gold could double in price over the next five years. And silver prices could triple thanks to the solar energy boom. Silver is used in photovoltaic cells in solar panels.

U.S. Money Reserve introduced a precious metal IRA program recently, and Philip Diehl thinks it is a perfect investment vehicle for people that don’t trust the stock market. There is little doubt that gold and silver prices are going to soar as soon as the word gets out that the United States is entering another recession. That news may come by the end of 2016, and 2017 is going to be a very tough year, according to Diehl.

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Fluffy, Soft Hair with Wen by Chaz

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Why is it that some women go through life with hair that is fluffy, soft and easy to style, yet others wind up with hair that is usually oily with a flat look that’s hard to do anything with? Somehow, fate has ordained that some women just have easier hair to deal with, and if you are someone with hair on the flat and oily side, the good news is that now there is real hope out there.
After years of frustration, seeing all the women on shampoo commercials with lustrous, beautiful hair, I really wanted to try something new. I heard about the Wen hair by Chaz (http://www.wen.com/chaz-dean.html) product line and decided to try these shampoo and conditioning products. These products are “all in one” so in that sense they add extra convenience to the haircare experience. WEN hair also require more product per washing, to give hair the full on treatment.

Chaz Dean’s haircare products come in an array of lovely scents, including Lavender, Tea Tree and Sweet Almond Mint, which is the style I chose. It smells wonderful, and it has no harsh chemicals and are available online vie eBay.

I’m very happy with the results, and I’m going to be using more of Wen hair by Chaz in the coming days.

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The Life of a Gifted Surgeon

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There are times when beauty and medicine go hand in hand. Plastic surgeons everywhere have used their expertise to bring innovation to the industry. One individual in particular stands out among the rest. Dr. Jennifer Walden was voted one of the top 24 best beauty surgeons in the United States by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. Her education and career have made her one of the most sought out doctors in the country.
In a recent article from Austin Magazine, Dr. Walden is put under a microscope as the author dives into both her business and her personal life. The article outlines where Dr. Walden began and how she got to be the amazing doctor that she is today. She got her start in her home state of Texas when she attended the University of Texas to get her bachelor’s degree. After a good amount of schooling, just as any good doctor needs, she made her way to New York City to complete her residency. During her eight year stay in Manhattan she both finished her education, and formed her own practice along with her mentor. After several years spent building a name for herself as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Walden moved back home to Austin, Texas. The decision to move home was not an easy one, but with big changes on the horizon, the change of scenery was the right thing to do.
The family life of Dr. Walden is just as impressive as her professional life. Initially she was undecided about children. Eventually she decided that they actually should be in her future. Through in-vitro fertilization she was able to bring two boys into the world. With her new family growing rapidly, Dr. Walden thought it would be best to bring her business back to Texas. With the support of her friends and family, she now has her beautiful children and a massively successful practice.
With Dr. Walden, this could not be further from the truth. In the three years since she re-established her practice in Austin, she has seen nothing but success. Dr. Jennifer Walden has an impressive past and bright future.

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An Important Minimum Wage Increase Helps Venezuelan Families

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A Linked In article revealed the perseverance of the Venezuelan working class has incited positive change in the country’s government. Amidst several economic periods of increasing inflation, on May 1st, 2016, the people of Venezuela convinced their government to increase the national minimum wage.
This increase amounts to a 30 percent boost in minimum pay by employers in an economic climate that has been racked with recent stifling inflation rates. This increase gives working-class families in Venezuela the power to buy more, which will theoretically boost the country’s businesses and international trade position.

This new minimum wage increase will bring the average Venezuelan worker’s wage to about 9,649 bolivars per month. It completes a 52 percent increase over last year’s wages, but gives families the ability to combat hyperinflation that has caused an 80 percent loss in the value of the country’s currency.

Expert Jose Manuel thinks that no matter the outcome of the current economic conditions in Venezuela, minimum wage increases are an indicator that the country’s ruling powers are dedicated to the quality of life of every citizen. As international support contributes to the future of Venezuela’s economy, social concessions like minimum wage increases help every Venezuelan in the short term.

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