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Life Line Screening, National Top Preventive Health Screening Company

Prevention is better than cure says the wise man. The saying validates the mission statement of Life Line Screening which reads “Making people aware of unrecognized health problems and encourages them to seek follow-up care with their personal physician.” Life Line Screening is a top provider of community-based preventive health screening in the United States. Founded in 1993, the company has launched 16,000 screening campaigns across the country and successfully screened close to 8 million people. Life Line Screening is committed to giving superior preemptive screenings at competitive prices.

Life Line Screening uses state-of-ark ultrasound equipment, similar to those found in modern hospitals, and screening is performed by their highly qualified healthcare professionals to detect hidden health issues before they turn into a problem. The results of the screening are rigorously reviewed by board-certified doctors to ensure optimal standards. It provides numerous screening services including cardiovascular, lung cancer, chronic kidney diseases, high blood pressure, prostate cancer, thyroid disease, etc.

Life Line Screening provides various test screening package options including Carotid Artery, Peripheral Arterial, Osteoporosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Atrial Fibrillation and Complete Lipid. Once a person schedules an appointment and undertakes a screening, a board-certified physician would review the data from each screening using a clinically based predictive program. A report of the screening results is available within 21 days and can be accessed online through an e-Results program or in the mail. A completed results package is often signed by the reviewing physician and the National Medical Director and delivered to the patient. The patient then shares the results with his/her personal primary care physician.To provide useful information to the public, the company post articles, timely news, events from the leaders of healthcare accessible through subscription of Life Line Screening blog. You can schedule a screening appointment or find the location of Life Line Screening branch office closer to you on the company website or call 877-237-1272 to schedule a screening by phone.

Success Academy Provides More than Education in a High-Achieving and Learning Environment

Success Academy prides itself on teachers providing an individual devoted-learning environment with all students who attend their charter schools. Students learn in an environment that is rich with attentiveness and focus that is on a student achieving their highest learning potential.


For many students, the environment provides them the first idea of their full potential and teachers believe that awareness is why students continue to become engaged within their learning. With 76 percent of the students coming from low-income families, it has become a welcomed engagement to the parents of those students. Success Academy has an estimated enrollment of 14,000 students within the entire network of 41 schools. The efforts placed upon building an environment that provides all students the type of confidence needed to be successful is completely evident.


Because Success Academy is authorized by the State University of New York’s Charter School Institute, there are expectations set forth, for the performance of each student. Those expectations are paramount in the school’s efforts, for accountability, by continuing to raise the bar on providing standards of excellence and reaching high-performance.


In 2016, Success Academy scored within the highest-performing schools in the entire state of New York. Of the top schools, Success Academy had the top five schools in math and two of the top five schools in English. Those impressive numbers represented 4,230 students who were eligible to take the tests; receiving 94 percent proficiency in math and 82 percent efficiency in English. Within all the schools of New York, Success Academy is ranked as having the top one percent in math, top two percent in English and top five percent in science.


Success Academy was founded just over a decade ago, in 2006, and the network has not exclusively used test scores to measure the achievements of a student’s education. Although the network believes in the importance of testing, the commitment is in providing an environment and opportunity, for students to become whole individuals. Teachers provide an environment that builds a student’s self-esteem and focuses on assuring that a student has a firm belief in what they can achieve within society.


Sawyer Howitt, the Incredible Young Business Enthusiast

Based in Portland, Oregon, Meriwether Group is a company that deals with brand building. Its primary aim is to see to it that entrepreneurs take their business ventures a notch higher. Various services that range from business strategies, retail rollouts, to product development are offered. The company is known for providing modified services that go hand in hand with every business. Meriwether Group takes a look at the firm’s growth, available options as well as the strategy analysis. They give advice to the enterprise but ensure that they keep confident the ideas, dignity as well as the brand.

Since every company has a trademark, Meriwether Group strengthens it by pointing out the potential consumers and also ascertains the best approach to message delivery. On matters of sales and ways of leaping profit maximally, Meriwether Group has it covered. Their track record and expertise provides them with an opportunity to understand, plan and also manage the primary needs of the business, resulting in a firm that exhibits constant growth, lots of profit as well as business stability.

The project manager for Meriwether Group is none other than Sawyer Howitt. He has an understanding of all operational and monetary need of the firm. He has an appreciation for brands and means of connection to each consumer. Any task that may be presented to him be it an elaborate spreadsheet, filling in some critical documents or even making a presentation, Sawyer Howitt can handle it efficiently.

Sawyer Howitt first joined Meriwether Group in the year 2015 as a business strategy analyst. His skills were not only of importance but also unwavering. He was able to come up with RFID checkout solutions for retail ventures. His hard work and dedication to his work despite his young age amounted to his promotion to become what he is now. A Project Manager.

Sawyer Howitt studied at Lincoln High School Portland, Oregon.On a personal level, Sawyer Howitt is a jovial person who loves interactions. He is active in social media as he has accounts of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. He uses these profiles to keep in touch with his clients.


How Does Dick DeVos Multi-Task?

When we grow up, we all take up various responsibilities just to survive. Of all the people I know, no one perfects on liability and duty than Dick DeVos. Although Dick DeVos is always as busy as a bee, he has found a way to perform many tasks within a day with a lot of success. Dick, husband to Betsy DeVos is not only a politician but also a philanthropist and businessman. Dick is a man who has been his secret boss as well as an individual that has worked for others. Since 1984, Mr. DeVos has worked for Amway International, Orlando Magic, Amway, The Thunderbird School of International Management, and the Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan. However, Dick has maintained close connections with The Windquest Group, West Michigan Aviation Academy, Grand Action Committee, Willow Creek Association, and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, all companies that he currently has deep involvements.



DeVos has for a long time been incredibly passionate about helping others succeed. With the support of his friends and family, Mr. DeVos has been able to initiate many charity programs that empower society. As of 2016, the DeVoses had given $139 million in philanthropy alone, figures that are expected to rise in future. Through the family website, the DeVos family acknowledged to having spent $11.6 million on charity as of 2015. Following in the footsteps of his father, Dick is currently one of the top givers in the United States of America. When you combine Dick’s giving with that of the extended family, you get an impressive amount of more than a billion dollars worth of giving in support of charitable courses.



However, Dick and Betsy DeVos have been long-time supporters of education in the United States. To this end, a lot of the proceeds that they have given in the form of donations have gone to the education sector. The couple has spent more than $3 million in support of education in the country. For a very long time, Dick has felt that school system has not been very fulfilling to the American citizens, thus his choice to offer support so as to improve quality and capacity. Dick’s philanthropy to education has helped teachers play out their individual roles effectively. Some of the beneficiaries to Mr. DeVos philanthropy include the Rehoboth Christian School, West Michigan Aviation Academy, Potter’s House Christian School, the Alma Mater Northwood University, Detroit Charter School Company New Urban Learning, Ferris State University, and the Compass College of Cinematic Arts.



The DeVoses only support institutions that prove to the world that they have what it takes to create talented leaders, and that have shown a sense of accountability on how they run their finances. It is because of Dick and his wife Betsy that the education system in the country has improved.



The Annual Market America Events

The 25th edition of the annual Market America events is scheduled for August 2017. It is an internet-based company that was founded back in 1992 by JR Ridinger, who still serves as the company’s President and CEO.

Market America specializes in the brokerage of products over the internet. So far, it has made more than 7 billion USD in sales, and more than 3 billion USD has been paid to individuals in commissions or retail profits. Although the company is based in the USA, it operates globally.

This year’s edition of the annual Market America events will be held on 10-13th of August 2017 at the Greensboro Coliseum in NC. Tickets can be purchased on the firm’s website.

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Whitney Wolfe, The Founder Of Bumble

Bumble is a dating application that was launched in 2014 by Whitney Wolfe, a twenty-seven year old woman. On Bumble, women are the only ones who can initiate contact. As of January 2017, the application has received eleven million registered users. If a woman does not initiate a move within twenty four hours, the connection of the chat will disappear. Women are at ease knowing that they cannot face harassment from random connection. The application also automatically removes the connection if the women decide that they have lost interest.

Bumble’s interface is similar to that of Tinder and it is simple to navigate. Users can connect Bumble to their Facebook profiles making it easier for people to know what you do in your free time. The feedback from the users has been mostly positive. The levels of reported harassment and abuse have been low, less than one percent of the application’s user base. Most women know their expectations when it comes to finding or dating a life partner. Men, on the other hand never have a check list for the right woman.

Whitney Wolfe is also one of the co-founders of Tinder. Whitney Wolfe graduated from Southern Methodist University with a major in International Studies. After her graduation, she worked in orphanages in South East Asia then returned and landed a job at Hatch Labs. In 2014, Whitney Wolfe sued Justin Mateen, the founder of Tinder, for workplace discrimination and sexual harassment. Justin told her that being a female Tinder co-founder was slutty because the app is used for hookups.

Whitney Wolfe got her inspiration of creating Bumble from her reluctance to initiate conversation. She then came up with an ecosystem where a girl gets the number for a guy and I order for the relationship to get anywhere she has to make a move. See:

Tammy Mazzocco Earns Her Money Through Helping People With Their Real Estate

Tammy Mazzocco is an accomplished residential real estate agent who does business with RE/MAX in Pickerington, Ohio in the Central part of the state. Tammy Mazzocco began her real estate sales career after spending several years in administrative duties with various real estate companies in the area.

After having observed the financial opportunities that existed in the sales end of the real estate business, Tammy made the decision in 1999 to join her close friend and mentor, Judy Gang with the Judy Gang Team of RE/MAX. Tammy has never been sorry as she has become one of the top realtors in the state of Ohio.

Tammy Mazzocco will tell you that the joy that she receives from the fact that she can help families find the right house for their budget and lifestyle. Tammy focuses on one thing, and that is the prospective buyer because if that doesn’t happen, the buyer will find someone who will take the time. People are very vulnerable when they are in the position of purchasing a home. Many times they are receiving so much new information they are on overload.

Tammy is focused on helping them through the process, especially when it comes to their time and financial concerns. People appreciate the extra care she gives, and they are more likely to buy a house because of that.

Tammy Mazzocco stresses that a scheduled workday is imperative to her success. She is a goal setter on a yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily basis. She believes in breaking down her goals into smaller action steps because they are easier to achieve that way.

Tammy arrives at the office early and gets office work out of the way as quickly as she can so she can get on the phone and schedule appointments for showing houses. That is where the rubber meets the road, as people who take the time to look at houses, buy the houses, according to Tammy Mazzocco.

For more info, check out her Linked In page.

Bruce Levenson Is Now Investing In Non-Profits Including Do Good Institute

About 13 years ago Bruce Levenson was investing in business technology startups and NBA franchises, but now he’s investing in young people and their generous spirits. In a report by PR News, one of these latest investments has been Do Good Institute; a non-profit center that he helped start not long ago and it’s been a key instrument of philanthropy in the Washington D.C. area. Levenson has always been involved in charity but has felt that charity groups often lack leaders and visionaries that could help them succeed. Do Good Institute doesn’t just encourage students to give monetarily, but to put their ingenuity to work at bringing low-cost solutions to non-profit endeavors and building a philanthropy network.

Bruce Levenson first found his entrepreneurial passions while he was a journalist writing articles for the Washington Star. He had considered entering law and even earned a J.D. from American University law school, but he had become so established in journalism that he abandoned that idea. He decided to start his own paper in 1977 and he and Ed Peskowitz purchased some printing equipment and ran their operation right out of their apartment. Their first paper Oil Express took off rapidly that soon Levenson and Peskowitz found themselves starting a major company later known as Unified Communications Group (UCG). Along with running this company Levenson also served on the Board of Directors at BIA Digital Partners.

Bruce Levenson bought the Atlanta Hawks in 2004 and also owned some shares in the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers for a short time. Despite a fairly successful tenure as owner of the Hawks, Levenson decided to sell the team in 2015 to Tony Ressler for $850 million, a value about $400 million higher than the projected market value. Levenson also was one of the founders of Hoop Dreams, a Washington D.C. basketball tournament whose proceeds went to scholarship funds.

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Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water – One of the Purest

Recently, Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water and Skyscanner joined forces to a create a dream come true contest for one lucky winner. The prize was a 4 day trip with round-trip airfare to Oahu, Hawaii for the Wanderlust Yoga Festival held in February 2017.

According to Specialty Food, many people may not have heard of Waiakea Water, but the story behind it is truly remarkable. Founder and CEO, Ryan Emmons grew up in California and spent much of his time in Hawaii, learning to appreciate its culture and lifestyle.

He graduated early from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, with a BS in Business Administration. In 2012, just one year out of college, Emmons formed Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water.

Waiakea water uses some of the purest water in the world, found at the base of the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island. The water travels down 14,000 feet of volcanic rock from snowmelt and rainwater on top of the mountain. It is rich in electrolytes, minerals, and is naturally alkaline (8.8pH).

Forbes has it that Waiakea water is now the most award-winning water and beverage company in the U.S. It is currently in 30 states, and the company has grown over 4000% since 2012. However, Emmons is concerned about the environment and implements environmentally safe bottling and manufacturing processes. Waiakea is certified CarbonNeutral®, the first beverage company in the U.S with that designation. Using 85% less energy to bottle the water using only 100% RPET bottles with a 90% smaller CO2 footprint than other beverage. Learn more about Waiakea Water:

Under Emmons’ leadership, Waiakea gives back by donating to local projects and nonprofits in Hawaii including; The Kama’aha Initiative, INPEACE, and Kupu. In the African nation of Malawi, Emmons donated over one billion liters of clean water to the people and sponsored the building several Elephant Pumps, an ancient design of water pump that does not need electricity.

Success in business may have come at an early age for Emmons, but he remains steadfast in his vision for Waiakea. He wants to provide delicious, healthy water not only for the people of Hawaii but also providing access to clean water for people in need in Africa.

Fabletics – Taking on Amazon

Fabletics was founded less than five years ago, and right now they are amongst the biggest competitors of Amazon, when it comes to the sports apparel niche. By the year 2016, the company had made sales of over $250, something that most companies, in this industry, only see as a dream. So, if you are wondering how they have made it this far with such a short amount of time, and in such a competitive industry. Here are some reasons why



Integrated Online and Offline Stores


One of the biggest reasons behind the success of Fabletics is the integration of online and offline stores. This way they are able attract clients from both worlds. They understand that there are some clients who love the convenience of shopping online. For these reason, they have a website where such clients can shop. Also, they have offline stores for those that find it difficult to trust online shopping platforms with their money information. So far, they have established in regions like Florida, Hawaii, California and Illinois.



Reverse Showrooming


The reverse showrooming strategy is a winning strategy for Fabletics. In the early stages, Fabletics identified that most people go online to check out what is new and trending. Thereafter, they go to the nearest local physical stores to look for the same. This way, they end up making the online stores as showrooms only. To reverse this and make people buy from their online store, they utilize a membership strategy. With this membership strategy, clients are credited $49.95. With this money, you get up to a three piece apparel, which will only be shipped to you when you request. If you want to skip a certain month, you can choose to do so without being charged a dime. This strategy has enabled them capitalize on their leads. Right now, more than 35% of the people who visit their website, purchase something.





Fabletics products are very accessible. They are highly affordable, compared to the established brands like the likes of Nike and Lulu Lemon. Additionally, Fabletics offers mad discounts on their products, especially if you are a VIP member. If so, you will always get apparels on discount. Then there is the issue of loyalty points. These loyalty points can be redeemed for freebies whenever you please. This makes them fight for the market share of this brands.





With Fabletics, you are guaranteed of getting value for your money. The quality of their sports gears is compared to some of the premium brands in the market that are defined by high prices. You will find that their products don’t stretch out or fade. Also, they are made from quality material and the sewing is great. And if you are to join their membership program today, you get two leggings for $24. These are leggings that are otherwise worth more than $100. If this isn’t the true definition of value for your money, I do not know what is.