A SNAP SHOT OF CENTRAL TEXAS TRANSPORT SYSTEM

The December 2016 Williamson County Growth Summit held at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center was much different from previous ones. Unlike other times where most of the discussions are based on the city itself, this time they focused on issues to improve transportation structures. Among the discussion panel members sat Mike Heiligenstein – the Director of Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Leandre Johns the external affairs director at Texas, Joseph Kopser the founder of RideScout LLC among other notable legends in the transportation industry. The dialogue focused on how technology was impacting transportation in Austin region and worldwide.

 

 

Heiligenstein stressed on the importance of investing in increasing transportation capacity by building more and better roads in Austin. He also acknowledged the fact that latest technologies including driverless vehicles and ridesharing applications could drastically improve transportation, keeping in mind the increase in population in suburbs. Ficklin one of the panel members also called attention to the importance of building land-use codes that are flexible. Ficklin is a designer with Argo Design’s a transportation-focused product. He is the great brain behind an aerial gondola system that was proposed for Central Austin.

 

 

Heiligenstein serves as the Executive Director at Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority in Austin, a role he took up in 2003. He graduated from University of Texas with a Bachelor’s degree and two masters thereafter. He started his career at Round Rock City as a Council member where he served for more than seven years before moving to the position of a County Commissioner at Williamson County for fifteen years. Mr. Heiligenstein is also the President at International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. He sits at the advisory Board of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute among other transport related commissions.

 

 

Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is an autonomous government agency that was created in 2002. Its sole purpose is to improve the transportation structure majorly in two counties in Central Texas- Travis and Williamson. The Authority was created under the Texas Transportation Code Chapter 370 and operates under the state law with an aim of executing an array of transportation systems among them road, air and water transport. Its main financing options are issued of revenue bonds, fees and taxes. It hires specialized contractors from private sector to provide expert support for projects. The administration of the Authority comprises of seven directors, a governor who selects the chairman, while the two counties each appoint three members.

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What Do Venture Capitalists Seek Before Investing? Marc Sparks

When starting a new business, a new project or a new venture in an already existing business, capital becomes a requirement. Some entrepreneurs upon reaching this point will consider searching for investors who can put their money into their business.

These venture capitalist will ship into your business after conviction that their money is going to be invested productively. Major venture capitalist such as Marc Sparks usually seeks for specific things before agreeing to invest in other people’s business ideas. Among the thing they scrutinize include the following:

  • Type of products or services: The uniqueness of what you are offering matters a lot to potential investors and none of them will be willing to use their resources for something that does not promise returns. Before approaching any venture capitalist, ensure that your product or service is unique in some way and not just a copied idea from other entrepreneurs. Try something new but viable in the market
  • Have a clear plan: Ensure you have a clearly laid down plan on how the financial assistant given to you will be of help to your business. You have to explain to them exactly where you have a challenge and why you think they can help you resolve it. This part is crucial because it proves to the investors that you evidently understand the business you are venturing into.
  • Provide any data available: Always ensure you maintain updated records and in this case if you have made any sale on your product give your potential investors those records. Prove to them that the business can do better with their assistance depending on how it is performing already. This is the key object that can convince the venture capitalists such as Marc Sparks on the viability of the investment.

In conclusion, the way you present your business idea to the venture capitalists determines whether they will be interested or not. Prepare your presentation in such a manner that your strong points are appealing and detailed enough to convince the potential investors.

About Marc Sparks

Marc Sparks is a prominent entrepreneur as well as a venture capitalist in America. He owns and also manages different businesses in Texas. The industries he has worked for include telecommunication, real estates, business solutions as well as venture investing. According to Good Reads, Marc Sparks has served in companies such as Timber Creek Capital as a CEO, Splash Media, Cardinal Telecom and Blue Jay Wireless.

Apart from shining in business, he is also a philanthropist who channels his efforts to charitable activities. He collaborated with Samaritan Inn and Habitat for Humanity to provide shelter to the needy and also supports American Can Academy in their programs in Dallas.

He is the author of the book, ‘They Can’t Eat You’ and is also writing a book to inspire future entrepreneurs.

The USHealth Group Has Family Insurance Options For All

There are quite a few family insurance options that may be explored at the USHealth Group, and a family man or woman who must purchase insurance may buy from the company at any time. This article looks over family insurance options for the customer, and everyone who is willing to invest in a policy will find the specific policies they need. Family insurance helps protect the members of the clan from sickness, and there are provisions to care for them after injuries.

#1: Single-Payer Insurance

Offering insurance to the public is quite important for anyone who is looking at the single-payer system for information. The company is willing to help families choose insurance they need for their group, and they will pay less as the policies are trimmed to meet their needs. Everyone who is willing to purchase their own insurance plan will see many options, and they may contact the company for assistance.

#2: Online Customer Service

The USHealth Group has many options for customer service, and customers may reach them online or over the phone. Someone who needs a specific question answered may ask the company on their social media sites, and they are welcome to contact the company via email. USHealth Group is prepared to help customers, and they are showing customers a far better way to service their accounts.

#3: How Do Customers Use Their Insurance?

USHealth Group has a large staff that will serve customers no matter their insurance needs. Claims are processed quickly, and the company does much of the work behind the scenes. The medical office and USHealth Group are working in concert to help customers when they have claims to go through the system. The customer does not file their own claims, and the customer receives a bill from their provider only when insurance has not covered everything. They have streamlined the process, and the customer does not spend their days waiting on-hold for service.

#4: How Does The Company Offer Additional Services?

The USHealth Group offers alerts to its customers, and the alerts are used to show customers what their next steps must be in caring for their families. They will receive alerts for checkups, and they may be alerted to items such as flu shots that are helpful during certain seasons.

The USHealth Group is the perfect place for a customer to come when they wish to purchase their own insurance. They will find a number of options that help them insure the family, and they will save money on each new policy that is purchased. The firm is willing to customize a plan for the family, and they will offer an answer to every question the customer may have.

The OSI Group Acquires Baho Food And Tyson Foods Chicago Facility

In a public statement, The OSI Group indicated its majority stake acquisition of the Netherlands food processing firm, Baho Food. Baho Food, a leading manufacturer, and processor of convenience foods, delicatessen meats, cheese, and snacks, distributes products throughout nearly 20 European countries. The merger needs European regulatory approval.

With 60 years experience, Baho Foods maintains manufacturing and processing facilities in Germany and the Netherlands. These subsidiaries come under the banner of Q Smart Life, Bakx Foods, Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt, and Gelderland Frischwaren.

OSI Group President and Chief Operating Officer David G. McDonald, commenting on the acquisition of Baho Foods, “Adding Baho Food to our OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in Europe,” the company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strengths while broadening our capabilities to best serve the evolving needs of our customers.”

With the merger, Baho Food Managing Director, John Balvers and his staff will collaborate with OSI Group management to ensure a smooth transition and develop a long-term growth plan for both organizations.“I am excited about becoming part of the larger OSI Group,” OSI has outstanding relationships with both its customers and suppliers. Baho Food, as part of the OSI Group, will be well positioned to leverage on the experience and capabilities of OSI. With our combined strengths we will be even better able to support our customers in realizing their strategy and offer them a broader product portfolio. This transaction will accelerate our growth strategy and support us in jointly realizing our goals.”

Adding to its portfolio of food processing and manufacturing acquisitions, The OSI Group announced its purchase of the Tyson Foods, Inc. food processing plant in Chicago, Illinois. With the acquisition, the former Tyson plant becomes the second facility for The OSI Group in Chicago, allowing the firm to expand its capacity. A spokesperson for The OSI Group did not disclose the terms nor the purchase price for the Tyson facility.

OSI Group Senior Executive Vice President Kevin Scott commented, “This facility enhances our capabilities to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our customers, we are excited to have this facility as part of the broader OSI Group manufacturing network.” He believes the expanded capacity will allow The OSI Group to better serve the needs of its customers throughout the United States.

Norman Pattiz Announces A New Show On Chris Jericho’s Podcast Network

Jericho Network Collections, owned by WWE star, Chris Jericho, will now feature a new paranormal show called “Beyond the Darkness.” It shall be under the umbrella of PodcastOne Network. The founder and executive chairman of PodcastOne, Norman Pattiz shared this information with the public. He termed Chris Jericho as one of their jewels and added that they knew Chris would go places with The Jericho Network Collection. PodcastOne is the largest top advertiser-supported podcast network in the country. It hosts over 200 of the current famous podcasts, including Steve Austin, Shaquille O’Neal, Adam Corolla, Dr. Drew, Chris Webber, Eddie Trunk, Dan Patrick and Barstool Sports among others.

Beyond the Darkness will be hosted by Dave Schrader, author and radio host, and Tim Dennis, who is also a radio host and producer. The new show will feature prominent researchers and experiencers who will discuss subjects like angels, ghosts, aliens, demons, miracles, mysteries, monster encounters and ghouls. Fresh episodes will be released on Mondays via PodcastOne.com, iTunes and PodcastOne app. The Jericho Network Collection has delivered various shows ranging from wrestling, comedians to paranormal. Chris Jericho said he was excited to announce the launch of Beyond the Darkness. He added that the new hosts of the show, who have a deep background in paranormal broadcasting, would bring with them a great number of fans who trust them and believe their subject matters. This information was originally reported on PRNewswire as explained in the link below http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/podcastone-chairman-norman-pattiz-announces-launch-of-beyond-the-darkness-newest-jericho-network-program-300381157.html

About Norman Pattiz

Norman Pattiz founded Westwood One, a radio network that he has led to become one of the largest radio network and provider of news, entertainment, sports, traffic programming and talks in the broadcast industry. In 2000, Pattiz was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America. Later, President Bush reappointed him. On the board, he was in charge of creating and launching the nation’s Arabic language radio and television services to all 22 countries of the Middle East, including Farsi language weekly broadcasting to over 40 million Iranians.

Norman was inducted into the esteemed National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009. He won the Library of American Broadcasting’s Giants of Broadcasting Award. Pattiz founded Courtside Entertainment Group in 2010. Recently, Norman launched PodcastOne and PodcastOne Sales, a leading company in national podcast marketing and sales. He works for the University of California as a Regent besides serving as the Chairman of Los Alamos National Security Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore.

 

Learn more: http://www.hsacouncil.org/norman-pattiz/

In Defense of Securus Technologies

The technology industry is a competitive field. Each company wants to be the first to release a new product or come up with a new concept. There are many patents involved in this field and these can causes disputes and even lead to lawsuits. Securus Technologies and their rival Global Tel Link, or GTL, have had their fair share of disputes. Most of them have revolved around patents.

 

Recently, GTL issued a press release making many claims against Securus Technologies. Many of the claims revolve around patent disputes. GTL states that Securus is using patents they are not entitled to be using. Securus Technologies denies all of these claims and even put out their own press release stating their side of the story.

 

Securus Technologies states that every patent they are using is either their own or they have legal rights to use. GTL claimed that Securus Technologies attempts to settle any disputes by going to court. Securus Technologies explained that they only use the court system as a last resort. The legal process is long and time-consuming and Securus attempts to avoid court at all costs.

 

Securus Technologies is a technology company that is based our of Dallas, Texas. They have been in business for over thirty years, and they are no stranger to competition. They are a leader in the industry and will continue to do good work long into the future.

 

Adam Milstein Promotes the Jewish Cause

Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel. His parents immigrated to Israel from Argentina (father) and Mexico (mother) in the 1940s. His father, Hillel was a part of the independence war in Israel, serving as a combat sailor. After his military service, Hillel worked as a building framer and moved into real estate development. In 1950, he married Eva, and they had three children. Adam Milstein, Joshua and Dalit. Adam spent his formative years in Kiryat Yam and Kiryat Motzkin.

Adam joined the Israeli Defense Forces and served during the Yom Kippur War of 1973. After his military service, he attended Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Later he joined his father in the real estate business. In 1974, he married Gila Elgrably in Haifa.

They had two daughters, and moved to the U.S. in 1981. They later had a third daughter. Adam Milstein earned his MBA degree from the University of Southern California. He then began working in commercial real estate.

According to JPost, Adam Milstein, along with his wife Gila formed their family foundation where they donate to charitable and philanthropic causes to support and strengthen the Jewish community, Israel, and U.S. – Israel relationships. Adam provides consulting services, and fundraising services for Jewish education, and Pro-Israel programs. Learn more about Adam Milstein: https://www.facebook.com/adam.milstein.5

Adam is the National Chairman of the Israeli American Council and was one of its co-founders. He and his wife co-founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America, which provides books in Hebrew for Israeli-Jewish-American families. He continues to donate funds and his services on a regular basis to support the Jewish community in the United States.

 

Norman Pattiz Unveils a Popular Ghost Buster Podcast Series

A new podcast that will discuss paranormal activities such as ghosts, angels, ghouls, aliens, mysteries and demons has finally been unveiled. According to a report published on PRNewswire, the program titled “Beyond the Darkness: will debut on WWE superstar, Chris Jericho’s podcast network. The program was announced by the Founder and Executive Chairman of PodcastOne, Norman Pattiz. PodcastOne is the largest advertiser supported podcast networks in the US. The new talk show will be hosted by renowned author, Dave Schrader and radio producer, Tim Dennis. The programs will delve deeper into unraveling the truth and untruths behind paranormal activities. The list of invited guests will include globally acclaimed researchers and experiencers with first-hand knowledge and experience of the paranormal.

 

When contacted about the new series, Chris was both elated and stoked at the same time. He added that he was a little creeped out with the inclusion of Beyond the Darkness podcast in his Jericho Network. However, the idea that the program will be hosted by celebrated hosts, Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis means a huge fan base will be in the offing. Chris reiterated that the topics that will be covered will also be highly scintillating to the audience. Norman Pattiz on his part called Chris Jericho one of the jewels on the PodcastOne Network, thanks to his amazing programming on the Jericho Network as well as a rich and timeless wrestling legacy. Over the years, Chris has managed to bolster his ratings by bringing big names to his show. Pattiz concluded that the airing of Beyond the Darkness will add a cap to Chris’s amazing broadcast career. He believes the program will break new grounds in terms of entertainment value and anticipated fan base.

 

About Norman Pattiz

Norman Pattiz is a well-known quantity in radio syndication. According to Ideamensch.com, Pattiz is the founder and Executive Chairman of PodcastOne and Westwood One, America’s largest provider of traffic programming, news, sports and talk to the broadcast industry. Since its establishment in 2012, the entity has quickly emerged as a leading distributor and producer of various on-demand, audio programming. Some of the key personalities and brands featured on PodcastOne include; Larry King, Shaquille O’neal, Chris Jericho and Laura Ingram.

 

Patty’s public service through broadcasting has earned him numerous recognition’s and distinctions over the years. According to Bloomberg.com, the awards include; The Freedom of Speech Award, Distinguished Education Service Award and a host of Broadcaster of the Year Awards. The broadcasting entrepreneur was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November 2009 in recognition of his efforts to scale the far reaches of radio. Patty continues to serve on various organizations as Board Member and Director.

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http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/about/members-and-advisors/bios/norman-pattiz.html

http://www.hsacouncil.org/norman-pattiz/

 

The Davos Real Estate Group Introduces the Davos CAP Calculator

David Osio is the founder and leader of the reputable Davos Real Estate Group. Just recently, he announced that his company was planning to launch a new application that would assist the real estate investors. According to David Osio, the mobile application will be known as the Davos Cap Calculator. The primary aim of the unique application is to give the real estate client estimates on their investments in the competitive market.

The great Davos Financial Group has been in the market for more than twenty years, offering its customers comprehensive advice to survive the ever-changing economic climate. The group has been specializing on the Latin America region for a while now, and it has transformed the lives of many people in business. The organization has a team of specialists that are licensed to offer the clients different solutions.

 

The Executive Director of the Davos Real Estate Group, Gerald Gonzalez is one of the individuals who has been working hard to make the new app a success. According to David Osio, Gerald worked with the team of technology experts hired by the company to deliver the successful application to the clients.

 

The excellent app is believed to have been designed by experts after carefully deliberations and consultations. The experts had the expectations of the consumer in mind, and this is why they were successful. The application is one of its kind, and it is easy to use. The app will be downloaded on the mobile devices to help in estimating the gains in real estate properties after deducting all the expenses that are associated with the property. Clients can get the application on their Android and iPhones.

Gerard Gonzalez said that the application would be one of the best tools that will transform the lives of the investors. The investors will now get clear perspectives of the industry before they can decide to invest their hard earned money. The real estate investments require a lot of money, and it is not advisable to invest without using the Davos Calculator.

 

David Osio has been in the finance industry for thirty decades. He has a lot of expertise in the competitive industry, and he has transformed the lives of many people. As the chief executive officer of the Davos Financial Group. Forbes has recognized the successful finance executive as one of the richest individuals in the United States. David Osio is also actively involved in philanthropic activities.

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Growing a Company like Cotemar

Overview

There are a lot of people in Mexico today who want to work for a great company like Cotemar. There are many benefits that come along with working with a company like this one. Not only does Cotemar have a bright future, but it invests a lot of money into the local community. Many people are excited about all of the changes in science and technology that Cotemar is brining to its people. Over the long term, this is a company that has done a lot of good in the local community. If you want to take things to the next level in your career on empleo.cotemar.com, working for this company is a great way to do that. Not only that, but Cotemar is on the cutting edge of technology within the oil industry.

Growth

Oil drilling on expansion.mx is a booming industry in many parts of the world today. If you want to invest in your future, this is a great way to get started. Many people today are excited about all of the changes that are coming to the industry. Not only will it continue to do well in the coming years, but it is going to provide a lot of jobs for people in the areas around the company as well. A lot of people are excited to be a part of this growing industry. Cotemar is a country that will help others get to the next level in any way that they can. Come on by today to see what this company can do for you. Investing in technology is the way that this company has grown over the years.

Future Plans

Cotemar is a country that is always concerned about the future. If you want to take things to the next level in your life, this is a great company to be a part of. Few people today understand all of the financial opportunities that come along in working with a company like Cotemar. This is a company that is investing in the local community and in technology to make oil drilling better. Over time, this is a company that is on the path to success. Reference: http://saladecomunicacion.cotemar.com.mx/