New Brunswick Devco Developing the City one Project at a Time

In January 2016, Middlesex County Improvement Authority missed a $1 million payment owed to Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. The improvement authority had borrowed $20 million back in 2005 that was used to develop the Heldrich Hotel. However, it is confident that it will fully repay the loan in the next few years. The project was spearheaded by New Brunswick Development Corporation, a nonprofit corporation that is engaged in developing huge projects in New Brunswick. Currently, the corporation is a model for Atlantic City Development Corp. The two are headed by lawyer Christopher Paladino who was instrumental in arranging for the Heldrich Hotel loan in 2005. Heldrich Hotel was opened in 2007 with a 235 room capacity. Despite a slow start, business has picked up with more ho...

SKOUT Feeds 20K Hungry People In Food Bank Partnership

Apps, For a Cause
"Virtual gifting within our app is very popular and we enjoy creating ways to leverage this feature to make a difference in our local community... We're excited to partner with the SF-Marin Food Bank and give back to the community where we live and work," were the enthusiastic words that Christian Wiklund had about the launch of a free service SKOUT is now offering through the SF-Marin Food Bank. This important charity feeds over 20,000 of the most needy. Mr. Wiklund is the CEO and co-founder of SKOUT, a company that has had a very popular social connection app for smartphones that has been out for a few years now. Both his company and the food bank are based in San Francisco. SKOUT is also the name of the application, available world wide to assist everyone with increasing the size and...

The Annual End of the Year Report for Highland Capital

James Dondero or as many may know him as Jim, is the CEO and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. Jim is based out of Dallas, Texas where he manages the firm's business. James Dondero has been in this industry for over 30 years now and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. James main focus over those 30 years has been both the credit and equity markets. James Dondero has focused the majority of his energy on distressed as well as high yield investing. Highland Capital Management was originally founded in 1993 and has been an industry leader when it comes to developing credit orientated solutions and the further development of the Collateralized Loan Obligation Market. The clients of the firm that would look into these market segments are both retail investors a...

Everything Is Better With Video. Are You Using it In Your Business Emails?

The world of business is changing. The things we used to do to tell people about our products and services are not working as well as they did years ago. Today the customer has knowledge at their fingertips and they are ready to look up any detail they need to review. We watch more videos than ever these days and starting today, you can use that to your advantage to build your brand. It is not secret that video communication is a great way to build your brand and to create unmatched customer service. The question that most business people are asking is, how do they get started. What if you had a world leader in video communication, someone who was bold, innovative or a true visionary working for you, would it be easier? Let's face it, you would need someone who is years ahead of...

The Lawyer with a Heart for the City’s Animals

Fundraiser, Lawyer
Every city has a number of stray animals. Those lost dogs or cats, which wander in the streets, sleep in alleys and under park benches, and eat from dumpsters. New York City, in this case is no different and has its share of them. Some of the animals may have been abandoned due to financial matters, sudden illnesses and allergies, or they simply got lost after they wandered off. In most cases, animal shelters take the animals, but they may be too crowded and lack enough money to care for the animals. This factors stop the shelters from taking on any more animals, as their resources will be stretched thin. Winters in New York are generally very cold, with the temperatures dropping very low. For the animals without shelter, they may end up getting sick and even die, due to exposure to the...

FreedomPop offering Global Hotspot For World Travelers

Mobile Phone Service, Tech
FreedomPop, a cheap and sometimes free cell phone carrier, is growing even more after another round of funding in which the venture-backed company raised $50 million, according to a Recode article. FreedomPop is now offering a global hotspot to compete with top carriers sky-high roaming charges. The new global hotspot came onto the market in late January. Customers can buy the hotspot for an introductory rate of $49 along with a SIM card for $10. Customers start with 200 MB of data and can upgrade for $10 per extra 500 MB. The hotspot is available in 25 different countries. CEO Steven Stokols says the lower prices are possible by making local deals in the different regions. FreedomPop is one of the only companies that offers global rates that are not outrageous roaming charges, and the ...

The Human Rights Foundation Keeps Human Rights Issues In The Media

Activism, Human Rights
The Human Rights Foundation is an organization founded by Thor Halvorssen that tries to make the human rights abuses around the world public knowledge. Human society has gone on for centuries without all the necessary information about world events, and the Human Rights Foundation brings that information to light every day. Thor Halvorssen is a fine public speaker who works with the media to help the public understand what is going on in the world today, and this article explains how the Human Rights Foundation shares information with the world. #1: The HRF Keeps Celebrities In Check There are many celebrities who are ill-informed about world events, and the HRF sends communications to celebrities who seem to be working with countries that have committed human rights abuses in the pa...

Supporting Autism Research With Sanjay Shah

Autism Awareness, For a Cause
Autism rocks is a charity based on the research and donations related to the neurological condition, autism. It was created by Sanjay Shah in 2014 and has been a successful endeavor. He recently became passionate about autism after he was told his son had autism in 2011. They took him to a team of doctors and found that it was autism and he wanted to do as much as he could to help his son. Initially he wanted to just fix the problem but soon found that is not something he is able to do. He thought the next best thing would be to start a fundraising project and help raise money for the cause. He founded a brokerage firm called Solo Capital which has put him in a good financial position and he was able to ensure his son receives the best help possible, however, Shah understands that not ever...

QNET Creates an Amazing Platform for Businesswomen to Succeed

Women in the Workplace
QNet is an international direct-selling organization that spans 100 countries. Not only is QNET very successful in offering networking to distributors with a multitude of products, they encourage women who might not have the chance otherwise to participate and become entrepreneurs in their own right. I see QNET as instrumental in supplying women with a corporation that is dedicated to developing a business experience for women. QNET was established in Hong Kong in 1998 and became a member of the Direct Selling Association of Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. This phenomenal organization has 25 offices worldwide and has developed UAE QNET with three main offices in Dubai, Abu Dubai, and Mustafa. They also just opened a new office location in Myanmar. Great news! QNET opens

What Does Kyle Bass Want?

Does Kyle Bass want a socialist revolution to change the entire world, or does he just want a lot of money? It's hard to tell, but some facts may inform the reader's opinion. Consider who Bass is, and where he came from. Bass is from Argentina, and currently runs a hedge fund based in Texas. Bass' fund has been steadily decreasing, and it under-performs even moderately-managed hedge funds. This seems especially strange when one considers Bass hit the market like a freight train in 2008. Predicting a financial meltdown like the one America saw that year would make anybody famous. Bass used that fame to appear on numerous financial programs and spew his views. Certainly some of the things he says are based in solid fact, but the way he actually obtains profit seems to bear the marks of ul...