Rick Cofer, a criminal defense attorney in central Texas, founded his own private practice after spending nearly a decade as a prosecutor. Despite his demanding career, Cofer makes time to be an agent for positive change in his Austin community.
When Rick Cofer noticed that Austin parks needed a solution for waste diversion and recycling. He didn’t complain, he took action. As a member of the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Board, he helped get a board resolution passed to create a task force to address the problem. Yet, Cofer didn’t stop there. Once the city council authorized the task force, Cofer chaired it. The task force’s strategies and funding ideas to expand recycling in Austin’s parks were put into the city’s 2018-2019 budget. Recycling isn’t the only issue that Cofer has advocated for while he serves on the Parks and Recreation Board. He’s also worked to expand aquatic offerings and to get more land for parks.
While Rick Cofer is also a past president of Pease Park Conservancy, his commitment to improving the Austin community extends beyond parks and recreation. Cofer is the former chair of the City of Austin Zero Waste Commission. While serving on the Commission, Cofer provided leadership to initiate a plastic bag ban and a Universal Recycling Ordinance. He also served a president of the board for the Austin Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO).
Rick Cofer hasn’t limited his community service to nonprofits and government boards. He’s been active in the political realm as well. For 10 years, he served on the State Democratic Executive Committee. He’s been both a campaign worker and an elected member of the Democratic National Committee.
Notwithstanding his career commitments and his service to the community, Cofer still finds time to enjoy Pease Park with his corgi, Lady Bird.
After the death of a loved one the last thing most people want to think about is finances. However, this is important and is likely something your loved one would like you to pay attention to. This is why people have life insurance, to make sure that their loved ones are taken care of after they have passed away.
Unfortunately, sometimes life insurance proceeds can be disputed, preventing beneficiaries from obtaining their just due. In cases like this you will need the help of a trustworthy and competent attorney who specializes in this type of case. Award-winning attorney Bruce Katzen is one of the most qualified lawyers when it comes to these types of cases.
Bruce was recently recognized for his excellence in serving clients of all types of finance-related litigation by The Best Lawyers in America. When it comes to any legal disputes related to finance, such as life insurance disputes, you will be hard pressed to find another attorney that has the same qualifications and recognition as attorney Bruce Katzen. He graduated with honors as an undergraduate at Boston University and then as a law school graduate at University of Miami School of Law. Additionally, his background as a certified public accountant makes him particularly valuable to cases which involve finance.
With this level of expertise attorney Bruce Katzen is one of the best choices you can make to handle your life insurance dispute. Your loved one would not want anything less when it comes to his or her wishes for securing your financial future after passing away.
Krishen Iyer is not only the founder but also the CEO of Managed Benefit Services, previously known as Quick Links Marketing. Mr. Iyer is a graduate of San Diego University. As an online marketing partner, he has played a huge role in assisting the company to attain its goals and stay afloat in the highly competitive market space. To reach the level of success that the company has, Krishen Iyer has been at the core of it all. During the interview on Ideamensch, he expounds more about the business.
Krishen Iyer has a reputation of possessing the rare expertise in crucial areas of specialization. Some of his strongholds include client interfacing, online marketing, and the technical development. Furthermore, his area of focus during the formation of the company was strengthening the relationship between companies seeking a specific kind of marketing solution with the companies that generate the answer.
Iyer has also appreciated the advancing in technology terming it as one of the significant things that have led to the success of his company and those that he looks upon like Amazon. Been an adviser on entrepreneurial matters, he has always advised the upcoming investors to be optimistic.
He has also said that the most significant decision an entrepreneur can make to facilitate the growth of his business is investing in employees by ensuring their working conditions are conducive. However, he has also gained so much knowledge from reading books that mainly talk about real achievements of entrepreneurs.
Iyer, while talking about what he considers as greatest goals to him is seeing his company excel and also, he is a family man who believes the achievements of his children are a success for him too. His hobbies which include traveling and reading have also been a key to his success.
End Citizens United is a popular political action committee that was introduced into the American society not long ago. The organization was founded by people who felt that the American society was being governed by professionals who were corrupt and money minded. These people were given their political offices because of the money they used during the campaigns. End Citizen United wants to end the use of black money, especially in the campaigns so that the leaders who are elected can take care of the needs of the candidates. End Citizen United leadership has been responsible for the fund raising activities in this organization, and this is why the group has been performing so well. End Citizen United supports the candidates who are honest in their activities.
Just recently, the political action committee announced through its website that it will be endorsing Debbie Stabenow for re-election. The senator has been a critical figure in the country, and she has been a great critic for the decision that was made by the popular Citizen United. Debbie has proven to the people in the country that she is an excellent leader who will do anything to take care of the interests of the citizens, regardless of the situation at hand. While working as a senator in the previous term, Debbie was always dedicated in all her duties, and she played all her roles perfectly. The businesswoman has never shown the Americans that she has special interest for corporate money.
Getting endorsed by End Citizen United will be a great favor for Debbie in her political career. According to the president of the successful political action committee, Tiffany Muller, Debbie has always shown that she has the ability to fight corruption and bring reforms in the campaign finance system that has never been in the correct records. Muller said that Debbie understands and knows the voices of the families living in Michigan and how they have been affected by the black money used in the campaigns. When this money is used to elect leaders, the people who get political offices are not the right leaders, and they end up frustrating the families who want the best. Muller has been a staunch supporter of democracy in America, and she has never allowed corrupt individuals to influence the decisions she makes for her Michigan citizens. End Citizen United believes that having Debbie re-elected will be a great decision that will bring the best for all the Michigan families.
Ted began by stating people are not overly concerned with debt as they are with taxes. He explained that the real reason taxes are a concern for the average American is the distinguishable difference they make on the net salary. He however explained that taxes are not the real drain ones salary. According to the seasoned financial expert, debt is the culprit when it comes to missing out on gains.
Ted Baumann has a contrasting view of America’s economy. While the United States remain a top provider of high-quality living, the lifestyle comes at a high cost. Ted believes that a credit-based market is more expensive to the average citizen, in comparison to paying for items on cash. In the long run, the entire amount disbursed to acquire a liability such as a house digs a hole into the overall pocket of the individual. This payment plan is even more severe since it is as open for other purchases such as education and vehicles.
Ted Baumann outlined mortgages and student loans as the biggest drains on society. He revealed that the depth of excessive debts have plunged since 2008. He explained that borrowing leads to more lending and the cycle repeats itself. His observation estimates that buying things on credit is a ticking time bomb which will eventually strain incomes. Ted Baumann’s recommendation to getting out of the rat race is to end the vicious need to borrows money. Additionally, the United States can adjust the interest rates to ease the repayment burden for Americans.
Ted Baumann does more than talk about ways of getting to the fast lane. He is the founder of Alpha Stock Alert – a stock investment company that has proven to have a powerful index. In the last ten years, Alpha Stock Alert has beat S&P 500 Index with vigorous trading strategies. He writes on his blog, the Baumann Letter, with the aim of helping subscribers gain an out of the box mind in investing. He values the privacy of all his clients and works to retain their trust in all financial transactions.
Jeff Yastine is an editor at Total Wealth Insider. Jeff has lots of experience of over 20 years in financial journalism and stock market investment. Banyan Hill Publishing was the beneficiary of Jeff’s vast experience in editing and writing when he joined them in 2015. He also contributes to Winning Investor Daily and Sovereign Investor Daily. His contribution helps investors to understand business, economic, and financial trends by shading light on openings that are available in the market with the potential of creating profit.
Jeff’s experience is from many years in the field and again from interviewing highly prolific persons in the business world like Michael Dell, Warren Buffet, and Sir Richard Branson among others. His reporting helps investors realize opportunities from every corner possible. He warned investors about the instability that was witnessed in mid-2000, his other big announcements was the effects of the hurricane in 2005 and its financial impact. Jeff was in Cuba in 1994 and later in 2003 to file a report on the contribution that investors were making on Cuba’s economy. Jeff was also an Anchor and financial correspondent on PBS Nightly Business Report; he was there from 1994 to 2010.
In 2007, Jeff was a nominee of Business Emmy Award courtesy of a report that he did on underfunded American infrastructure. Jeff’s credible reports have given him many awards for more than two decades that he has been an economic reporter. Jeff did both local and international business stories that turned to be helpful to concerned parties.
About Banyan Hill Publishing
Banyan Hill Publishing is a network of experts from all over the world who are seeking investments opportunities with the aim of empowering Americans economically. The business opportunities are for Americans to use as a bridge to their financial freedom. They get the name from a banyan tree that grows in a way to support itself and again reproduce at a higher rate.
The tree grows in a manner that enables it to withstand harsh weather conditions and at the same time retaining its ability to reproduce at a higher rate. Those are the characteristics that Banyan Hill is working with to empower their clients and at the same time grow with them.
Banyan Hill aim is to become the pillar to their customers as they grow to their financial freedom. Banyan is assured of reliable support with contributions of an economic veteran reporter like Jeff.
Sheldon Lavin is the newest recipient of the Global Visionary Award. This award honors business leaders who have shown persistence and hard work with an eye on accomplishing the goals they’ve set. The Vision World Academy in India is responsible for selecting the awardees. Mr. Lavin is the 81-year-old Chairman and CEO of OSI Group, LLC.
In 1970, back when OSI was known as Otto & Sons, Sheldon joined the meat processing company after assisting them in arranging to finance. Mr. Lavin had previously had a successful career in finance as an investor and banking executive. When the family owned company needed financing for a new meat processing facility, Sheldon helped them work it out. Before joining the company, however, he was skeptical about his expertise in the business so he at first came in as a consultant.
Lavin’s involvement in the company peaked when they started eyeing expansion overseas. This led him to join the company full time, and he subsequently became a partner after the patriarch of the family retired. The quest for expansion began with opening new facilities in North America, then Europe. In the 1980’s, the company was breaking new ground in South America then Australia and Asia as well as South Africa.
One of the two brothers sought to liquidate his stake, and Mr. Lavin bought his shares and thus gained a 50% controlling interest in the company. A few years later, the remaining brother retired selling Sheldon his stake and thus giving him 100% of the company. With Sheldon at the helm of OSI, the company has witnessed phenomenal international growth. It has slowly grown from a local family owned business to a billion dollar global food processor with 20,000 employees in 55 facilities across 16 countries.
With over 43 years of experience, Sheldon has had a successful career with OSI. He is the current President of OSI International Foods Limited. Sheldon was also the director of the National Fish and Wildlife Association and is the General Trustee of the Rush University Medical Center. He has been married for 55 years and has three children.
Paul Mampilly is a prominent investor and business personnel in the business world. He has led to the development of more than 2o companies from the level of startups to multi-million corporations. During the time when the company was founded, they developed their intention to achieve the best in the industry. For over two decades of professional experience, Paul Mampilly has worked to determine the fate of the American business industry. He is also considered as one of the most innovative business leaders in the country with a record of excellence at his management levels of proficiency. Paul Mampilly is the Founder and CEO of the Paul Mampilly Business Journal. For the business journal, it has developed its business in a way that facilitates business capacities in the industry. For this reason, no one knows the best deals to accept to manage your capabilities.
The Paul Mampilly Business Journal has reached more than 60,000 subscribers. According to the company, this is a major milestone that will propel them to greater heights of achievement. The reason why the company keeps growing in a manner that develops fast income is that they are rich in information that can assist the young to make wise business decisions. The world today is looking for those who are willing to achieve the best in the industry. For this reason, no one knows the better business deals through management capabilities.
The American Business Association also recognizes Paul Mampilly. Paul Mampilly has also participated in numerous awards to become a winner. He was one of the members of the Kinetics International Award. He won over $50 million trying to achieve the best management solutions in the industry. Because of his management skills, Paul Mampilly has developed the most sophisticated business management skills in the industry. Therefore, no one knows his ways more than his company. He has also used his company to develop working solutions in a way that is not anticipated in the industry.
Napa Valley is well-known for its wines. This is an area having lands that are the best suited for growing grapes. But Napa Valley has much more than just grapes only. Typically most of the tourists and newcomers visit its traveling vineyard only. But it is nice to move away from the normal road and explore the fascinating sights as well as sounds that the Napa Valley has to offer. There are a lot of things to do here besides drinking wine.
The Napa Art Walk is for all those who appreciate 3-D art. This is a highly popular event. All the creative minds from all across the country get together and bring out spectacular sculptures. These can be purchased too and taken home. A part of the revenue from this place is used for funding the future shows.
The Napa Valley Historical Society is for the history lovers. This is the place to know how the Napa Valley had looked a hundred years ago or the kind of people who had settled here during its early days. All these answers are available at the Napa Valley Historical Society. This place has several physical artifacts that depict Napa’s past. A number of tours and lectures are organized here by local historians. This is an enriching experience that is not easy to forget.
Napa Valley has fertile grounds that are good for traveling vineyards and much more. This is the place to grow the best olives in this region. There is the Round Pond Estate that is the producer of Mediterranean olives. It produces top-class olives by using the old and traditional methods. This place offers traditional olive oils. Besides, it also offers craft oils which contain spices, herbs, besides flowers, and fruits. A fine selection of vinegar is present here. There are guided tours at the olive mills to explain the complete process of producing these oils.
The Silverado Cooking School is known for its cooking classes. Here, Chef Malcolm de Sieyes train on basic preparation methods as well as advanced techniques. In the end, people can taste what they had prepared during the day.