Andy Wirth’s Standard for Living Lifts Many Ski-Goers

President and CEO Andy Wirth of Squaw Valley Ski Resort is considered an inspiring-champion, although more than likely he would stay humble and brush that description off as non-sense.

After a near fatal skydiving accident in October 2013, Mr. Wirth spent 50 days in the hospital and underwent 23 surgeries on his right arm, which became detached from his body due to landing on steel posts and wires in a vineyard outside the designated landing area. Mr. Wirths’ immediate action to slow the bleeding upon the initial accident was proven to have saved his life.

Since his accident Mr. Wirth has remained positive, and he continues to live by a standard of passion for life, and for staying in the moment. Mr. Wirth believes in remaining omnipresent with what he calls a “deep current gratitude” for today and everything that is happening at the moment. Mr. Wirths’ passion for living is what has continued to build him into the type of person that many truly aspire to be. He has also received numerous community service and professional awards.

Earlier this year, Mr. Wirth was elected as Board Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation (RASC). The board is comprised of regional hotel-casino properties and tourism within North Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe and Reno. The role of the RASC is to promote air service into Reno-Tahoe International Airport and determining new opportunities for added flights. Mr. Wirth stated, “I am honored to serve in this role… Air service into our region is and will continue to be one of the central elements of our growing and thriving economy”.

Mr. Wirth has worked within the mountain and resort industry for 25 years. In August 2010, he was appointed as the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort.

Squaw Valley Ski Resort is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe. The resort spans over 6,000 skiable acres, featuring outstanding slope-side lodging year round with non-stop events and nearly 60 bars, restaurants and boutiques. In 2016, it was voted as Best Ski Resort in North America by USA Today.


London’s Livery Companies Come Together at Vintners Hall

The UK Vintners company dates back to over 650 years ago with its first Charter in 1363. Vintners Company is one of the12 Livery Companies in London with over 500 memberships for both Freemen and Liverymen. Since inception, the company has been a key participant in the UK Wine Trade where it is concerned with imports, regulation, and wine sale. They have the Vintners Hall, located on Upper Thames Street and it is one of the popular event spaces in the City of London. The hall has six event spaces that include the Gassiot Room or the Roof Garden that houses 24 delegates, the 250-capacity Livery Hall, and the 1911 Boardroom.

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UK Vintners welcomed over 120 members of London’s Livery Companies. The September 2016 event took place in the Vintners Hall (also known as the company’s worship home) where they displayed their different services and the creative catering skills in the largest event space. The cuisines offered at the event included smoked eel croquettes, rosemary and goats curd, prosciutto ham, a salad of broad bean, a basket of pepperonata, white chocolate, and truffle buttons.

Assistant Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, a company that deals with the highest quality spirits claimed that they had plans of starting their event management activities. The activities include the creation of a menu that meets the needs of the consumers. Additionally, Julie Fox, a clerk of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants acknowledged Livery Halls and the Vintners Halls for delivering services beyond the client’s expectations in the different events that they hold.

UK Vintners ( is also involved in various social, educational, and charitable works. The company funds the Christ’s Hospital School and provide Arts Bursaries and University Scholarship to two schools in Stepney. The company also supported the development of the “Vintners Room,” which is part of the Wine Studies Centre at Plumpton College located in East Sussex. UK Vintners Company has also supported the Swans in the society by offering their funding to two Swan Sanctuaries in the Thames. They have made donations towards helping the alcohol and drug addicts.

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Saying Goodbye To Dropped Inmate Calls With Securus

Inmate calling has just got easier with Securus Technologies. They provide inmate call regulations, but has been named one of the fastest growing inmate networks in the industry. Rest assured that billions of calls are processed through their secured network annually. They work alongside the Public Utility Commission to regulate inmate calling networks. They have to maintain government regulations that require monitoring, surveillance, and quality control. You’ll get every minute that is guaranteed under your contract and other features that will help you save money. Securus Technologies also values your time and wants customers to do more talking and less commuting.

Quality Certification 1 has allowed to Securus expand their network and provide inmate calls globally. You get to join the name that is trusted by thousands of families and inmates worldwide. They will allow customers to save time with technological features that have been crafted for their specific inmate calling needs. Securus and their eleven subsidiary companies have provided jobs for over 456,600+ IT professionals. They will be well trained in customer service, quality control, monitoring and more. Securus believes that building a strong team will better serve their customers. Join a reliable network that has your expressed interests as their number one priority.

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True Value makes Adjustments to its Pricing Strategy

True Value unveiled its new pricing and merchandising approach at the co-op’s General Session in Denver. This move is part of its expansive strategic plan. Ken Goodgame, the senior VP and also chief merchandise officer of True Value stated that nobody can make money from opening-price-point product.

This was due to the few opening price points that customers were to expect following the adjustments. Ken added that by offering more assortment products of higher and mid-price-points, it will be possible to differentiate the company from the discount competitors. This will drive higher value for customers while increasing the gross margin for retailers.

Another important step is the addition of regional buyers to help improve the assortment relevance and boost the product productivity. This effort will be assisted by Geo-Demographic Analysis, which is a new tool contained in the True Value box for measuring trade-area dynamics.

Kenneth Goodgame said that in the past, the company only relied on Basic, Dominant and Expanded assortment choices (basically large, medium or small). This used to ignore the geographic requirements of retailers. The move would enable the company to add assortments that would meet the consumer’s geographical needs. These assortments are available for urban, rural and suburban local markets.

About Kenneth Goodgame

Kenneth Goodgame is an exceedingly influential Operations Management Leader who specializes in the creation of million and billion-dollar OEM excellence. He manages to do this using a combination of merchandising, innovative marketing, smart business strategy and streamlined financial oversight.

Kenneth holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Tennessee. He is the current SVP CMO at the True Value Company and a Sales, Marketing and retail merchandising expert.

Goodgame focuses on delivering a balance between employee engagement, corporate alignment, quality assurance systems and key performance indicators. This enables profitability and improved performance of the company. He capitalizes on his ability of promoting growth through cost analysis, leadership, quality improvements, productivity enhancements and composed negotiations.

His extensive experience offers him a veteran eye to make navigations in the market shifts that are rampant. He also uses this experience to avoid some costly mistakes and various stalls that other people tend to miss frequently.

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Cook Wholesome Healthy Food That Tastes Great With Markus Rothkranz

Have you ever wished you could find a healthy version of naan? You know, that scrumptious but unhealthy flat bread you find in Indian and Pakistani restaurants everywhere. Well, wish no more. Below is an easy and super healthy version of naan that many say tastes even better than the real stuff. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. it’s made with coconut meat and doesn’t contain flour at all. Here’s how to make garlic naan bread, real fast and easy.

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need: finely minced parsley, chopped garlic, white onion, cracked pepper, sea salt, chopped thyme, and a few tablespoons of olive oil. The final ingredient is coconut meat (make sure you buy a lot). You can either buy a coconut, crack it open and scrape off the meat inside, or buy a ready-made bag of coconut meat that’s been scraped out already.

Put two cups of the coconut meat in a blender, along with two tablespoons of water, and 3/4 cup of the chopped onion. Blend until just smooth. Now, lightly oil a dehydrator sheet. Pour the naan batter onto the sheet. With an offset spatula, spread it out a little bit so that it cover a good deal of the sheet and is not too thick. Next, drizzle some more olive oil on the batter, and sprinkle on the remaining onion, along with the garlic, parsley, pepper, sea salt, and thyme. Slide a baking tray underneath the mix. Place the naan mix in a dehydrator for two hours, then flip over the naan batter and keep it in the dehydrator for another two hours. Now take it out and leave it on the counter to cool for five or ten minutes. There’s no flour, dairy, sugar, or animal products involved. It’s not heated to death either. It’s gently warmed until it’s nice and puffy and very naan-like, without all the bad things that come with eating regular naan.

You and your family can now enjoy this supremely healthy version of naan to your heart’s content without worrying about clogged arteries. Just don’t forget to thank us!


Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa: 10 facts

Panama is one of the most thrilling countries in America. Bonding both Central and South America, the country promises thrills from both sides. Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa invites you to explore some of the most interesting facts about Panama, including;

Panama Canal
The Panama Canal is one of the most interesting attractions in this country for Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa. Each year, the canal draws thousands of tourists from all over the world. This makes it a very important economic contributor to the country. In addition, the canal generates even more money through the activities that go on throughout the year.

A Myriad of Bird Species
If you thought Canada or the United States had the most bird species, Panama stands to correct you. The country boasts of nearly 1000 bird species.

For more than a millennium now panama has been using the US Dollar as its national currency.

In comparison to other countries in Central, Panama republic is the least populated, with only about 3.6 million people.

Panama boasts of having the most expensive railway ever built in history on Crunchbase. Aside from costing a lot of money to build it, the railway also cost a lot of lives. Approximately 1200 people died during its construction.

Panama has some of the most beautiful beaches that you can find in Central America. The beaches are located in about 2, 490 kilometers of coastline.

Volcan Baru
Volcan Baru is about 3473 meters above sea level. Most tourists on visiting the country, climb the Volcan Baru, which allows them a spectacular view of the Pacific and Caribbean Sea.

After being conquered by the Spanish, Panama moved away to join the Republic of Gran Columbia, made up of four countries, Panama, and Ecuador. Later on, Columbia was to take over Panama. However, years later, with the help of USA, Panama was able to disintegrate itself, thus, Panama.

Of Panama City
This is the only capital in the world that has a forest, The Metropolitan Nature Park Panama.

El Valle de Anton
This village is located in a crater formed by a volcano.

About Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa

Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa is a businessman from Venezuela, but currently operates in Panama. He is a member of the Panama’s business community, where he contributes by mentoring young leaders and helping small businesses achieve growth.

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Bank Joins Forces Providing Loans for Low-Income Howeowners

PR Newswire recently reported some good news for low-income families seeking mortgages to buy homes in the southern Dallas area. It was reported that Dallas Neighborhood Homes in partnership with the Dallas-area Habitat for Humanity would begin a program called the Affordable Housing Loan Program that would offer home loans to low-income families in southern Dallas. Their goal is to make available more than 100 loans over a five year period for low-income residents from specific areas in southern Dallas.

NexBank, a regional bank based in Dallas, is providing $50 million in loans to support the program over the next five years. Dallas Neighborhood Homes will use the monies to loan to these low-income homebuyers who previously had limited access to mortgages. Along with the loans for home purchasing, Dallas Neighborhood Homes will offer counseling and advice to prepare these low-income loan recipients for home ownership, by using the financial counseling services that will be provided by the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. NexBank will pay all title fees for closings plus up to $2,000 in closing costs per loan.
NexBank deals in commercial, mortgage, and investment banking and offers corporate advisory services to large corporations, real estate investors, middle-market companies, as well as to small businesses. The bank has assets valued at $3.5 billion as of June 30, 2016. NexBank is led by Chairman James Dondero who is the co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management.
Habitat for Humanity has done a great service throughout the United States of America and NexBank, and James Dondero should be applauded for their contributions to the program. For more on NexBank see their website.

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