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Orange Coast College is reaching for the stars

Orange Coast College is getting a trip to the stars, and it’s coming in the form of an upgraded state of the art Planetarium. The new complex which is expected to be completed by the summer of 2018, will be the Jewel in the crown and they envy of other schools in the area.

Earlier this year retired professor Mary McChesney bestowed a $1 million dollar donation upon the project to cover the purchase of the Planetarium’s star piece, a Foucault Pendulum​​​, named for the French physicist Leon Foucault.

The purpose of the device is to demonstrate, with the use of a pendulum, how the Earth rotates. The endowment by McChesney in her name as well as the name of her late partner, Adelyn Bonin, who was a professor of German at the very same university.

Orange Coast College is a community college located in Costa Mesa and has been in the business of education since 1947. The school itself offers a vast curriculum which includes, of course, Astronomy.

Since its inception their message and mission has been simply to change lives through the gift of education, and with this new addition to the university they are sure to do that.

The university is hoping that the new complex will draw in fans of space exploration with its state of the art science sphere developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to simulate weather and an updated auditorium to seat 129.

The overall estimated cost of the project is $20 million dollars and the complex itself will be quite rightly positioned in the center of Orange College Science Quad.

Learn more about Orange Coast College:

http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/class_schedule/Pages/default.aspx

Andrew Rocklage’s Way of Having Two Professions at Once

Andrew Rocklage graduated from the renowned Suffolk University Law School, a place where many lawyers and attorneys of influence are formed, and the Isenberg School of Management, where he learned most of the fundamental knowledge about owning a business and administrating a company.

After graduating, the entrepreneur, Rocklage, immediately became well known in the Boston area by displaying his interest in the business.

As of now, he is the owner and operator of ‘Sky Zone Trampoline Park’ which is one of the most popular indoor trampoline parks in the nation. In operating this business he has shown his knowledge and understanding of Boston in regards to business operating there. Andrew knew how valued good customer service is, and strived to make sure that his customer service was of top quality, as he knew that it is one of the keys to a strong, thriving business.

He makes sure he has some of the highest quality customer services by ‘screening and hiring some of the most talented team members to interact with their clients at this Sky Zone Trampoline Park.’

Andrew didn’t stop there though, as he has respected involvement working as ‘corporate counsel’ for ‘EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals.’ His valuable knowledge regarding the technology sector has aided him in becoming a distinguished innovator. Due to his studies at both law and business management school, Andrew is able to draw on his esteemed knowledge of law and business, which makes him formidable in the local market.

It is clear to see that Andrew certainly didn’t stick to the ordinary in regards to his life after graduating as he immediately thrust himself into the Boston scene. However, it is certain that Rocklage won’t slow down and will continue to establish himself on the North East coast of the US. Right now, the businessman is not settling for any of his two careers, as he is still developing and improving his Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

Andrew was asked in a recent Q&A what was the most useful business-related book that he had ever read, to which he replied: “The most useful business book I’ve ever read is ‘How to win friends and Influence people’ it’s a classic and must read for a reason.” Andrew has certainly been influential since graduating and, almost ironically, summed himself up in a book title.

Despite Rocklage staying in Boston, his awareness to travel and his enjoyment in meeting new people will keep us guessing as to where he will decide to go next to continue his successful business management.

In interviews about his successful double-sided career path, Andrew Rocklage stated that he is not going to abandon any of the two types of occupation that he currently holds, but he is sure that is going to pursue better opportunities as they show up.

Learn more about Andrew Rocklage:

https://angel.co/andrew-rocklage
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Success Academy – The Shining Light in Public Education

Success Academy, New York City’s largest and most successful charter school network,

recently launched an online ‘education institute’ to share curriculum and professional development among education professionals, including teachers and school administrators.

 

The platform, called the ‘Success Academy Education Institute,’ will expand Success Academy’s influence beyond New York City, where the network currently operates 41 schools across the four boroughs and serves a remarkable 14,000 students.

 

Success Academy’s approach is different from most charter schools, which are publically funded but privately owned. In a Success Academy elementary school classroom, for instance, only 80 minutes are spent on direct instruction. During the rest of the day, students are encouraged to learn, grow, and develop through hands-on learning and small group instruction. In Success Academy high schools, students enjoy a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes broad-based thinking and preparation for the demands of college.

 

The Institute will serve as a free portal for teachers, administrators, and other education professionals to access the content that has made Success Academy so, well, successful. Success Academy charter schools rank among the top 1% in New York State for math, the top 2% for English, and in the top 5% for science. Among Success Academy students who have disabilities, 79% passed math and 52% passed English in 2016.

 

Through the Institute, leaders in other schools will be able to access curriculum, tools, and resources, and apply the Success Academy model to their own schools. This expands on the vision of Success Academy founder and CEO Eve Moskowitz to transform education beyond opening high-achieving charter schools. Moskowitz sees the Institute as a “vehicle” for sharing Success Academy’s resources with educators across the country and around the world.

 

Success Academy also continues to achieve legislative success. In early June, a state appeals court ruled in a long-standing legal battle that New York City cannot regulate the prekindergarten curriculum of the city’s charter school.

https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Success-Academy-Charter-Schools-Reviews-E381408.htm

http://nypost.com/2017/04/06/success-academy-calls-for-big-expansion-as-wait-lists-swell/

Mike Baur, Co-Founder of Swiss Start Up Factory Hopes to Inspire Startups to Reach Their Goals

Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur who founded the company Swiss Startup Factory. Mike obtained an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York and an executive MBA from the University of Berne. His career began in banking and then transitioned into financing startup companies. Mike, impressively, started as an apprentice at UBS and worked his way all the way to an executive board member at a large Swiss bank. His previous work experience includes Sallfort Privatbank AG, Clariden Leu, and UBS Wealth Management. Currently, he works with Swiss Startup Factory AG, Swiss Startup Invest, and Swiss Startup Association. In 2014, he started Swiss Startup Factory with his business associates Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. The core mission of Swiss Startup Factory is to take small startup companies and turn them into globally recognized businesses.

 

Swiss Startup Company provides customers with various programs. They refer to this as the 360 service platform. Their pre-accelerator program provides individuals the services required for them to fully develop their ideas. Customers in the pre-accelerator program will receive professional sales pitch training sessions, a market research team, marketing/IT/accounting support, coaching, access to startup ecosystems, and product development. The accelerator program is a three month program that creates a systemic approach for customers to create a minimal viable product (MVP). During this period customers will receive financing and mentoring. In addition to this, they will also receive other services including coaching, office space, access to the companies network (financing and entrepreneurial), and other services. Their growth accelerator program is a customized package for more experienced startups. It helps businesses that are already in the market to accelerate their overall growth. The growth accelerator also has features such as access to an expert IT team, bookkeeping, financial consulting, market analysis, access to legal experts, PR, branding, and fundraising. Mark is responsible for fundraising and financing within the company.

 

Mike also invests a lot of his time into helping young Swiss entrepreneurs and mentors/finances several start-up companies. Overall, Mike’s goal is to inspire people to people to start their own businesses. He hopes to positively impact people and help them to reach their professional goals. He has a real passion for his work and wants to see the people he works with succeed and create large businesses. Mikes’ other passions include his hometown hockey team, tennis, and speaking at Universities.

 

Nationwide Title Clearing Inc. introduces property reports on its website

Nationwide Title Clearing Inc. has been helping a wide range of clients in the residential mortgage industry through its professional research and document processing services since 1991. This company is based in Palm Harbor, Florida and has an unprecedented reputation that was built over last 25 years. Its clientele includes but does not limits to mortgage lenders and investors including top ten residential mortgage servicers in this sector. While this company has diversified services i.e. Documentation, Research, Reports as well as Audits & Remediation services, it is highly popular among its clients for it is professional and highly accurate research and document processing services that have helped numerous homeowners and mortgage firms. The company has built up an impressive collection of nation’s land records which include but do not limit to property reports, lien release services, final document tracking, assignment services, document retrieval and other tailored and intuitive solutions.

 

 

The company has very recently revamped its website and introduced some new customer friendly features in it. Among those features, instant access to property records is considered to be helpful for its clients to protect themselves from title defects. This was indeed an earnest request from the clients as the number of title defects were increasing at an alarming rate in real estate industry. Title defects usually occur when an individual or entity makes a claim to a property that is already under the ownership of an individual, and there could be some factors that could render the property title as invalid. Such an incident can severely stagnate the industry and put the owners as well as the lenders under jeopardy. However, such situations can be avoided if they have access to the property records in the first place. This is why; Nationwide Title Clearing Inc. has taken the initiative to make those property reports easily accessible to their clients.

 

 

According to the executives from Nationwide Title Clearing Inc, property records are truly essential to ensure clear title transfer as well as minimize the risk of buyback or inability to foreclose. Considering the safety of their clients, it was an obvious and intuitive initiative for them to come up with a simple process of obtaining property reports in the first place. The customers can now easily access these reports on their newly vamped site, and if required, they can also order them. These reports include everything that is required to clear property title such as Assignment Verification Report, Current Owner Report, Tax Status Report and so on.

 

 

This is another achievement for Nationwide Title Clearing Inc. that has been highly appraised for its professional services and initiatives in the past. For their excellent services, this company was awarded Hire Power Award for two consecutive years, and it also ranked 26th in the fastest growing companies in Tampa Bay in 2013.

Learn more:

http://www.manta.com/c/mms67nv/nationwide-title-clearing

http://www.careerbuilder.com/jobs/company/chv2hc657yl7t12chq8/nationwide-title-clearing-inc

 

 

 

Will making land reports accessible eradicate title defects?

The real estate market, over the last few years, has become increasingly concerned with the problems caused by title defects. Such problems include wrongful foreclosures, and stagnation of asset transition in the secondary market. To achieve clear title conveyance, NTC is moving to revise property records, since it believes that this could minimize this menace.

The service provider for financial and mortgage industries has revamped its website. The updated version allows property owners to access documents that NTC considers crucial during title conveyance. They include:

– Current Owner Report

– Tax Status Report

– Assignment Verification Report Services

– Tax Status (Plus) Report

The reports listed above have been made available so that owners can verify whether they can be legitimately viable during title conveyance. The owners have the responsibility to check for the following requirements in the documents:

– Do the wordings comply with standards set by the area that the real estate is in?

– Have all signatures that are important for title conveyance, such as your spouse’s signature, been appended on the reports?

– Were the correct filing and recording procedures followed as the reports were being recorded?

– Have the errors that had previously been noted removed?

Such are the things that could cause title defects. NTC hopes that, by making the reports available, property owners will make connections wherever needed.

The CEO of NTC, John Hillman, states that this is another move to improve the firm’s service delivery. Hillman emphasizes that their property report can be accessed by any residential property in the country. This will bring them closer to their goal, which has been to make the process of securing the reports fast and simple.

NTC is known to produce accurately processed documents, as the information they get from their research, mostly from the counties, are reliable.

 

About Nationwide Title Clearing Inc.

NTC is a post-closing service provider that has ventured into the residential mortgage industry to offer professional document processing services. With over 80% of renowned property owners under the company, it is the biggest firm of its kind in the country. Its CEO, John Hillman, attributes NTC’s success to its accurate research services, and advanced document processing that meets client requirements.

The company, through its CEO, recently opened another branch in Dallas, the first ever establishment apart from the main facility in Florida. Based in Dallas, Texas, the new facility will serve as a disaster recovery center, with full infrastructure that supports data backup. Hillman stressed the importance of the Dallas establishment, mentioning that it was important for their customers to believe in them, even in the case that anything disrupts regular flow of services in the main offices.

Learn more:

NTC Study Examines Client Cost Savings

 

Are You Considering An Assisted Living Facility For A Loved One?

 

The Manse on Marsh has been an amazing assisted living facility for years, so it should be no surprise that they’re only getting better. The facility has recently welcomed a new CEO of the facility, as they’re ready to make great changes that will benefit their clients even further. The CEO welcomed on board is named Farron Bernhardt.

 

Farron Bernhardt believes in a community approach to management. He has had years of experience working in other fields and working with people, and he really enjoys the job. The Manse on the Mash has been awarded “Best of 2016” in a competition by the great SeniorAdvisor.com website.

 

Anyone who is looking at a great nursing home facility should consider choosing this facility. They have some of the following attributes found on their website:

 

– Great staff who are well trained in their fields

– An excellent new CEO who has a lot of training improving and bettering other homes for the lives of their clients

– Great facilities for the clients to live in

– Unique approaches to community care

 

Anyone who would like to set up a tour at this wonderful facility can contact The Manse on Marsh. They will be able to assist you with all of your needs. Inquiry into the assisted living facility is completely confidential, and is a great way to see if this is the right facility for you and your loved ones.

 

If you are ready, call The Manse on Marsh today and schedule a free tour of the facilities, or simply call and get more information. This will allow you to be able to get the very best experience in health care for your loved ones.  They have tons of activities and come with huge recommendations from reviewers like OurParents.

THE GENEROUS DICK DEVOS

We live in a world where charity organizations and massive donations make the difference between living one more day or dying. We have for a very long term depended on these generous donations so as to grow our talents and lives as well. Many of these charity organizations or donations made by the generous business people who happen to be vastly blessed financially, go towards helping a great course in the community, from building playgrounds for kids, building recreational facilities or even hospitals.

Dick DeVos, a Michigan entrepreneur, and the son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos served as CEO of the consumer commodities distribution company from 1993–2002. In 2006, DeVos ran for governor of Michigan but lost to Democratic incumbent Jennifer Granholm. He was listed 67th richest person in the USA in 2012 Forbes magazine, with a net worth of approximately $5.1 billion.

Dick and Betsy DeVos have been on the forefront in helping and donating to the less fortunate, for a very long period; the two have given donations to various individuals and organizations. It’s due to this good gesture and much more that have created a good rapport between the DeVos and the community as well. Way back In 2010 Kennedy Center Institute of Arts Management, was renamed the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center after Betsy and Dick DeVos committed $22.5 million. The Institute offers practical training to arts managers and board members on stages of professional development in the American United States and around the globe; its centerpiece is the “Capacity Building programs, which offer technical support to arts managers and their boards through seminars, web chats, and on-site consultations. This has been very vital in the day to day running of the art center. It’s evident that their contribution has been of great help to the people and the country as well.

The DeVos has played a huge part, apart from the huge donation that they made to the Kennedy Center Institute for Arts Management; Dick has been on the forefront in giving out scholarships to scholars who wish to pursue their studies even further at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, particularly those from developing nations. Indeed a blessing to many.

It goes without saying that many people have been touched in one way of the other by his generous donations, the Kennedy institute of Arts will forever be in his debt and the millions of students to have gone through school thanks to his sponsorship will forever be grateful for the great person he is. Truth be told, it would take a million years if I were to unearth all the good things that Dick DeVos have done for the Community and the world as well. You can visit his website just to have a glimpse of this great man, am sure that you will love what you see or read. What are you waiting for?

Bob Reina Introduces New Program

Bob Reina is the founder of Talk Fusion, a video marketing company. Reina got the idea for the company when he was trying to put a video into an email to some friends. Reina did not want to attach the video as a file, instead he wanted to embed the video so that his friends could just click play without having to open a video player. He could not get it to work. He even tried calling his email provider for assistance. All they were able to tell him was that it could not be done. Reina did not want to give up. He called a friend who worked in the information technology industry. They sat down and figured out how to embed a video in an email. When they finally finished, Reina realized that there were probably other people in the world who would like to do the same thing. And, he thought, maybe they would like to do other things with videos. And then Reina realized that this could be a very useful marketing tool for many businesses. It was at this point that Reina decided to start Talk Fusion.

Talk Fusion has seen lots of success and they are expecting much more after an announcement that PR Newswire recently featured. The company will now be offering a 30 day free trial to potential customers. Reina, and others in his corporate office, realized that since their products are so good, they will sell themselves. They knew if they let businesses use their products for free, they would see the value in them, and then buy them. The article explained that charities, businesses and individuals alike can all sign up for the free trial. The convenient aspect of signing up is that all it requires is a name and email. It will not ask for any credit card or payment information. After signing up, trial users will have 30 days of full access to their tools for video chat, sign up forms, live meetings, video newsletters and their infamous video email system.

Skout Donates To San Fransisco Marin Food Bank