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Dare to Dream and Then Make Them come True

Anyone can make their dreams come true. Don’t be afraid to try because you won’t succeed if you don’t. So is the advice of many who have found their own success and happiness and it’s also the advice of many popular business men and women today, including Lime Crime founder Doe Deere.
Deere has always been a lover of color, bold statements and helping others make a splash and explore their own individuality. Her success story is just one example of how you really can accomplish anything. Her interesting life can serve as inspiration for everyone.

Today she makes her home in Los Angeles, but Deere was born and raised in Russia. The make-up mogul moved to the US when she was just 17 years old. While she was growing up she dreamed of being a musician and then, deciding early to follow her dreams, she trained as one. Even now she says her musical ability helped her in her career as a business owner.

She says that could be part of the success of her cosmetic line as well. For more information, You can follow her on Twitter

Now a make-up mogul, Doe Deere says she knew she had a good sense of marketing and business when she started her first business she was a 13-year-old, and made money selling temporary tattoos. Which is why she says her advice to anyone is to go ahead and follow your dreams. She says everyone has a special quality and talent and something to offer the rest of the world that is all their own. Just embrace that and use it to forge your own path.

Deere’s makeup line is full of blues and greens and other bright colors and she says the makeup is just one way that females can express themselves. The line sells well and Deere is thrilled to see how much other girls are confident when it comes to making a splash and embracing the bold statements of the eye shadows, lip colors and other products from Lime Crime.


Dogs are meat lovers, and Beneful has formulated a variety of savory, meaty wet dog food meals just for them. While some dogs just prefer the taste, some need wet food due to delicate gums, missing teeth or other health issues. Whatever the reason, these moist and meaty meals include a serving of grains and vegetables that all dogs enjoy.
Designed with the small dog in mind, Beneful’s IncrediBites are chopped into tiny pieces making it easier to chew and swallow. A 3.5-ounce can of this protein-packed food includes real chicken or salmon, carrots, tomatoes and wild rice. Each package according to wikipedia also includes the calorie count for dogs needing weight control.

The 10-ounce tubs are available in these flavors:
• Chicken, peas, carrots and wild rice
• Beef, peas, carrots and barley
• Turkey, sweet potatoes, spinach and brown rice
• Salmon, sweet potatoes, spinach and brown rice
• Chicken, liver, peas, sweet potatoes and brown rice
• Lamb, carrots, tomatoes, spinach and brown rice

This Facebook advertised chunky beef stew product is prepared with pieces of real beef, savory sauce, whole grains such as rice and barley and pieces of peas and carrots. Pet parents love the 10-ounce resealable tub.

For dogs that like a mixture of dry and wet foods, Beneful Medleys are perfect for mixing or can also be used alone. Created with plenty sauce to mix well, these gourmet meals are available in 3-ounce cans. The variety of styles include:
• Mediterranean Style: Lamb, spinach, tomatoes and brown rice
• Romana Style: Chicken, carrots, spinach and pasta
• Tuscan Style: Beef, carrots, spinach and rice

Real roasted chicken, peas, carrots and spinach are the nutritious ingredients in this recipe. When opening the 10-ounce resealable tub, the food looks and smells fresh. Unlike other wet dog food brands that look like ground mush, this meal looks like a fully prepared home-cooked meal for your pet.



Andy Wirth: Death Defying Inspiration

Andy Wirth on wsj is a business owner, philanthropist and athlete. Among his favorite activities is skydiving. He in fact goes on multiple skydives on a daily basis. However, there was one day when it unfortunate accident occurred where he suffered an injury that almost cost him his life. Andy Wirth fell into the vineyard and ripped his arm almost completely off.  He then spent the next significant period of his life in the hospital recovering. Andy Wirth describes it as his close call. He has also went on a journey on which has given him a new found appreciation for life.

One thing that helped him survive his encounter was his experience as a backcountry ranger. Andy Wirth has gained plenty of experience when it comes to trauma. One thing that he has learned from his experience was to keep the shock from occurring. He used a song by Pearl Jam to calm him down. Then he spent three months in the hospital on and then began his healing process where he met with plenty of interesting people including a Navy Seal team which helped and encouraged him with their struggles in the battlefield.

Andy Wirth on kcrw is currently CEO of Squaw Valley Ski. When he took over, he sent the company through an upgrade that was worth $70 million. Squaw Valley underwent improvements which included changes being made to the mountain design, renovations being made to various areas, funds were put to lodging and other areas by KSL Capital Partners, and plenty of other upgrades were made to the company. As a result, the resort has jumped very high in rankings. Because of the upgrades, Squaw Valley became one of the top 20% of the resorts when it came to customer satisfaction.

Madison Street Capital CEO Receives An Award

The investment banking industry has many people who are making an impact in the industry. The ability to provide professional investment banking services and advice is a rare combination that is admired in the investment banking field. One of the emerging executives in the investment banking industry is Anthony Marsala. He is an executive to watch in the upcoming years.

Anthony Marsala, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of Madison Street Capital, was recently announced as the winner of The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Award. The M&A Advisor will host an awards ceremony on June 10th, 2016 at the New York Athletic Club to present the Emerging Leaders Award winners to the business community and acknowledge their achievements.

Anthony Marsala has received other honors in his professional career that include being named an honoree by NACVA regarding its under 40 recognition program, and he was selected as a participant in the Crain’s Leadership Academy Program.

Anthony Marsala has 15 years of experience in the investment banking industry. His experience includes significant work in leveraged finance, buy-side advisory, and sell-side advisory. As CEO of Madison Street Capital, Anthony Marsala has used his vast experience in the investment banking industry to make Madison Street Capital a major player in the industry.

Madison Street Capital provides investment banking services in the hedge fund sector. The company gives a view of the hedge fund sector in a broad sense while still given a specific view that blends various perspectives on hedge funds.

Moreover, Madison Street Capital is a full service investment banking firm. The company offers advice to Hedge Fund managers and other asset managers on a variety of issues such as Portfolio Appraisal, Monetary Sponsor Coverage, M&A Advice, Assets Introduction, and Financial Streamlining.

In addition, services provided by Madison Street Capital include estimation services, merger and acquisition advice, financial overview, and corporate financial recommendations. Madison Street Capital is an international firm that is dedicated to giving guidance, significance, and assistance concerning the services provided to both publicly and privately held companies.

The company has demonstrated a unique approach to the hedge fund arena that offers a blend of services and advice that places a different light on the hedge fund sector.

Mob in Caracas sets thief on fire

An angry mob of people in Caracas, Venezuela took matters into their own hands recently when they grabbed a man they say was robbing people. They beat the man up and tried to burn him up. He is in the hospital now, after getting serious burns over 70 percent of his body, according to a story in London’s Daily Mail.

There are a few version of the story, but one version from Luque has him trying to rob someone as they exited a bank. The would be mugger has been identified as Roberto Fuentes Bernal, who is 42.

The scene was filmed by witnesses as several people watched him burning in the street but did not offer any help for awhile. He was also accused of trying to rob several people in the area. When police did not arrive to investigate the matter, people took matters into their own hands.

Pictures from the event, taken by people watching, show Bernal laying on the street with a bloody head. One person poured a clear liquid over Bernal, and another man lit it on fire with a match or lighter. He is engulfed in flames immediately. The fire eventually fades, and Bernal is seen trying to stand up, and the crowd disperses.



In the Midst of MCIA Defaulted Loan, Devco’s Heldrich Project Created Jobs

When Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (MCIA) funded the Heldrich project with a $20 million loan in 2005, the agency didn’t know the economy would quickly fall into a recession two years later. It shocked the world and had an impact on jobs, cost of living, corporations, and all sized-companies. The after effects were felt by U.S. States, including New Jersey and its city, New Brunswick. Rutger Today reported October 29th, 2009 that the N.J. recession began in January 2008. The state lost approximately 161,300 jobs, which is four percent of its employment force.

Economist Nancy Mantel predicted in 2009 at a conference that the economic recession would last, but enlargement would not occur until 2016. It is now 2016 and some economists are predicting a recession during the year internationally. If the assumption becomes reality, could it affect the economy in Brunswick. U.S. Census Quickfacts Report for 2010 through 2014 stated the work force labor was 60 percent of the population, including 16 years of age and up. The total population in the city in 2014 was over 57 thousand, with the remaining 40 percent including retirees, children under 16, and the unemployed.

Part of the mission of Devco is to improve the city of Brunswick by providing job opportunities and arranging financing for development and redevelopment projects. Agencies, including Devco increases employment and reduces unemployment in the State and cities in New Jersey. Whatever revenue Heldrich earned since 2007 until the end of 2015 was applied to employees’ payroll and taxes. Press of Atlantic City reported in an article on February 29th, 2016 that the Hotel employs 235 employees. The president of New Brunswick Development Corporation, Christopher Paladino said, “Heldrich′s employment of workers was an economic impact″ amongst other factors, including “real estate taxes and accommodating 100,000 quests in 2015″.




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