Entrepreneur Dick Devos

The Devos family has been in the news quite a bit lately. For one, Dick Devos has been helping the FAA as part of his appointment to the Management Advisory Council. Dick Devos is married to the 11th US Education Secretary Betsy Devos. The pair have been working in education reform for many years, but now Devos is working with a civilian board to advise to the FAA on new policies, regulations, and budgets.


Part of the FAA’s new plan is to rework a lot of the policies around security and technology for airports. Devos has some experience working with airports through his contacts with Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. The airport has been one of his main focuses in addition to his work at The Windquest Group.


Since 1999, Dick Devos has worked with the CEO of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport by helping the airport expand and bring in new business for the airport. In the early 2000s, Devos spoke to the CEO of Air Tran Airways to see if he would open up new destinations and terminals at the Grand Rapids location. At first, the CEO was reluctant but after a few months, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport had expanded to include Las Vegas, Orlando, Denver, and St. Louis.


However, the airport would see new problems with the takeover of Air Tran Airways in 2010. Devos had to step in once more to talk to the CEO of Southwest during the buyout of Air Tran. He wanted to keep the terminals open that were recently updated at the airport. Southwest had been closing terminals across the company. However, after Southwest took over, they agreed to keep open all of the terminals that Air Tran had at the airport.


In the long term, the airport increased traffic immensely by bringing in new business travelers. The airport had a lot of funding help from the airlines connected. In 2016, the airport received a $45 million fund to help renovate the airport. The new building would include a business traveler center, food court updates, and technology in the terminals.


The FAA was praised for its decision to promote Dick Devos to the Management Advisory Council. His business acumen makes him one of the best to help with future growth for the aviation industry. It also helps that he is an aviation enthusiast, pilot, and mentor to young pilots. Through his school The West Michigan Aviation Academy, Devos has joined with this wife to help train pilots from the Grand Rapids area. The school is located right on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.


Devos will meet with the council every three months to help with policies, regulations, and more. His next meeting will be in October.


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Hylands Homeopathic Time-Tested And Woven Into The Fabric Of The American Family After Hyland’s Teething Tablets

Like all homeopathic remedies, Hylands works with the body’s own immune system to help it restore balance naturally, without harsh or potentially unsafe ingredients.


Naturally, time has marched forward since the institution of the brand in 1903, when it originally emerged as Standard Homeopathic, before being acquired by George H. Hyland in 1910. It was at that time that the brand acquired its well-known name. However, while snazzier, more colorful and more complicated brands have taken to the shelves, mothers have gone on quietly trusting Hylands, as their own mothers did before them.


The youTube video, “A Mother Knows-Hyland’s Homeopathic,” shows mothers interacting with their young ones, while the narrator delineates those things that only a mother knows by virtue of living out a role that no one can teach, that of motherhood. The intended message shines out loud and clear. The trust mothers feel for Hylands has been won over time, until it is now every bit as instinctive as the knowledge all mothers share. Trust in the Hylands brand comes as organically as the impetus all mothers have to bond with other mothers. That is the message woven into the youTube video, which is very similar to the implied message on Hyland’s Instagram page.


The Hyland Instagram page is chock-a-block with images of smiling family members, most young. Here and there a small bottle of a Hylands child-specific products peeps out, unobtrusively. The implied message suggests that Hylands cough syrup, teething drops, and other child-specific formulas, are as organically woven into the family as those things a mother knows instinctively. They are innate as trusted as Grandpa Jo and as welcome as Aunt Betty. In fact, given the longevity of the brand, it may not be untrue to call Hyland a part of the American Family Health Tree.

Hyland’s Teething tablets are no longer sold in stores, but there is a new line of baby products. Hyland’s Teething Tablets were recalled last year and now Hyland’s has released an awesome new product focused on providing oral pain relief for babies during the day and night.

Sightsavers Calls for Disabled Rights

Approximately more than 1.5 billion people around the globe live with a disability. More than 75 % of them dwell in third world countries where there is rare awareness of how to deal with the disability condition. These people face different challenges each and every day. For instance, they are denied the opportunity to get a good education and well-paying job opportunities.


The worldwide disability summit which more than eight hundred delegates participated from all over the world geared to educate people on matters to do with disability and other challenges the disabled are facing each day. Before the summit was held, the leadership of the international organizations from the United Kingdom signed a letter to express optimism and hope towards the summit objectives.


Despite many talks for decades regarding the challenges the disabled group face, and great commitments in dealing with these challenges, these laws have not been enforced nor implemented.


One of the summits which were held in London which was organized to discuss four themes was geared at dedicating worldwide efforts towards:


  • Respect and Dignity for all people regardless of race and physical challenges
  • All inclusive education
  • Advanced technology and innovation
  • Economic empowerment


In the summit, Sightsavers outlined its own mission and vision of the things it wished to see them accomplished at that summit. It expresses the need for all the people who were in attendant to make commitments on how they were going to include the disabled in their objectives. It encouraged accountability and transparency on matters to do with commitments that were made during the summit. During the summit, Sightsavers with other worldwide partners succeeded in achieving the set goals.


During the summit, many signatories were for the idea of commitment to change. They signed and supported the idea of equity and inclusivity among the people living with disabilities


In conclusion, Sightsavers was at the forefront in advocating for change, equity and inclusion for people living with a disability. The commitments that were made during the summit were corresponding with the Sightsavers efforts for a long period of time. For the last few decades, Sightsavers have been supporting the United Kingdom government in playing a key role in advocating for worldwide inclusivity for the disabled.





Dr. Eric Forsthoefel Tells People Why So Many ER Departments’ Resources Are Stretched

People across the United States routinely visit emergency rooms to get help for their medical issues… whether they’re urgent or not.

As you might already know, healthcare costs in the United States are nearly more expensive than anywhere else on planet Earth. While the quality of healthcare-related services here in the United States is better than most places around planet Earth, many people simply can’t afford them; either they don’t have ample health insurance – and that’s if they even have insurance in the first place – to cover necessary, non-elective procedures or they don’t have enough money to pay for such procedures.

While “regular” doctors – also known as primary care providers – are legally able to turn potential patients down based on their financial situations, emergency rooms are, in fact, required to admit all patients. Further, getting appointments with primary care providers is difficult – some physicians, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers are booked for weeks or months in advance.

According to a study carried out in 2016 by the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Public Radio, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that roughly one-third of all United States residents regularly go to emergency rooms at hospitals around the nation, even when they don’t have medical issues that are considered urgent.

This isn’t a recent trend or anything, though; information from 1990 scrubbed through by the American Journal of Managed Care found that roughly 37 percent of all visits to emergency rooms around the nation were for issues that were not considered urgent.

Here’s a major problem with assessing the urgency of health problems, says Dr. Eric Forsthoefel, an emergency room doc in Tallahassee, Florida – determining whether someone’s health issue is an emergency or not isn’t possible without admitting them. As such, there are no true, reliable means of determining whether people’s visits to urgent care facilities are carried out because such issues are actually urgent or not.

Eric Forsthoefel reports that Floridians often visit urgent care facilities for health issues that aren’t, in fact, urgent on a routine basis. Just like every other state in the nation, Florida is home to countless people who don’t have health insurance, reliable primary care providers, or enough money to foot the bills of healthcare services in advance to receiving them.

Why does this issue matter?

It’s not that physicians stationed in emergency rooms like Dr. Eric Forsthoefel are growing tired of dealing with patients who present non-urgent health issues – the issue is that emergency rooms’ resources are often stretched thin, meaning people who actually need urgent care aren’t able to receive such necessary care as quickly as they’d like.

In some cases, waiting too long to see emergency room doctors like Dr. Eric Forsthoefel can result in irreversible damage. While most cases aren’t this serious, most people who have to wait for emergency care do suffer from pain, anxiety, strain, and anguish that could be resolved more quickly if so many Americans didn’t spam emergency rooms with non-urgent issues.


Marc Beer: Developing Medical Treatments

Women’s health has become an increasingly important issue in the United States today. Many companies are starting to invest in technologies and medical procedures which would allow the development of new treatments for diseases that targets mostly women. Marc Beer, the former chief executive officer of a pharmaceuticals company, have thought about this issue and decided to establish a startup company called Renovia Inc., which is based in Boston, Massachusetts. The new startup will develop products that aim to treat pelvic floor disorders, and according to Marc Beer, the startup has already gathered the first phase of funding from several investors. They now have a total of $42 million funds, with $10 million of the fund coming from venture debt.



Marc Beer also revealed that his new startup company would be investing in the production of therapeutic products that would prevent its users from getting frequent urinary incontinence. According to the researchers, once the product of Renovia Inc. is released to the market, more than 250 million women around the world would benefit greatly from it. Leva, which is the first product created by Renovia Inc. has been approved by the FDA back in April 2018. The company aims to develop another product later this year, and they are hoping to bring Leva into the drugstores across the country before the year ends.



Renovia Inc. is still gathering additional funds for their future projects. One of the organizations which showed their support towards the efforts of Renovia Inc. would be the Longwood Fund, a healthcare company that invests in firms that develop products that can be used as a treatment. They invested with the company because they believed in its capabilities, and as they transferred the fund needed by Renovia Inc., the startup announced that they are ready to test four more additional diagnostic and therapeutic products. Marc Beer expressed his gratitude towards the businesses and organizations which are sending their help through financial means, and he promised the company’s investors that Renovia Inc. would continue with its goals of enhancing women’s health around the world.



Marc Beer stated that the continuous support coming from firms like Longwood Fund inspires them to innovate and develop more treatments for the benefit of the women. He is envisioning that the future would hold a lot of medical advancement because of the assistance that the field of medicine is getting from their benefactors. He is also delighted to announce that the new developments introduced by Renovia Inc. would cut the costs of health care for women, and it could also save lives. Marc Beer stated that he is excited to see what Renovia Inc. can do with all of the funding that it received from generous companies and organizations that support the development of new treatments. Learn more : https://www.crunchbase.com/person/marc-beer


EOS Lip Balm Has Become Popular Worldwide

EOS lip balm has become one of the top beauty products in the last ten years. The company’s strategy led the little egg to become the country’s bestselling lip balm.

The company was started with Jonathon Teller and Sajiv Mehra’s “measured” approach. They discovered that most lip balms did not target women, despite the fact that women purchased 80 percent of lip balm products. Their research revealed that women wanted their bags to have lip balm containers. This inspired the pair to create the sphere container.

Women didn’t want to dip their fingers into the lip balm, but the pair’s product could be applied directly to the lips. The orbs are bright, colorful, sweet scented, and come in different flavors.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has certified eos lip balm as organic. The product does not have parabens and preservatives. Over 100 countries have asked to sell the lip balm.

Since they didn’t want outside investment, Teller and Mehra used their own money for funding the manufacturing. They created an automated process to meet customers’ demands. Teams that were knowledgeable in each new market were chosen. Mexico’s Walmarts had incredible sales before any direct retail efforts. There was a big Chinese demand after product placement on the show Gossip Girl.

Miley Cyrus displayed the orbs in the “We Can’t Stop” video. Jennifer Lopez used the lip balm in the “Booty” video. eos Crystal was used in Cardi B’s video “Bartier Cardi.” The orbs have been reviewed and praised on YouTube and Instagram by beauty bloggers.

Limited-edition collections have been released by Disney, Keds, and Rachel Roy. EOS has more than 6.6 million Facebook likes, two million Instagram followers, and 349k Twitter followers. The company launched the Aqua Collection; a facial skincare line that hydrates, softens, and smooths skin.

The Great Founder of Real Wealth Strategist and a financial advisor: Matt Badiali

It is very rare for a kid who has been brought up in some struggle to make a major difference in the investment world. However, Matt Badiali is one of the rare people who has turned their lives into success despite the way they were brought up. Matt Badiali is a reputable figure who is known in many circles including being the best financial advisor and a very wise investor.

A Look at His Education and Career Path

Matt’s knowledge and expertise in the natural resources industry can be traced from his educational background. After he accomplished his high school studies, Matt Badiali went to Penn State University where he pursued a degree in science. Later He joined Florida Atlantic University where Matt Badiali earned a Geological Studies masters degree.

As he pursued his doctorate course in Philosophy, Badiali had an opportunity to be introduced in the business as well as finance world. This was the turning point of his entire career. Matt worked very hard in understanding the challenging venture of finance.

His attempts were successful and as a result, he managed to attract thousands of clients as well as corporate entities who were in need of insightful, trustworthy and timely information related to finance and investment. Since his career started, the great Matt Badiali has been able to provide the most needed advice on the most critical problems affecting the industry or deemed to happen. Notably, the Titan is well-known for taking part in the formation of the solution toward non-renewable energy, which will be extinct soon.

Matt and the Real Wealth Strategist

No long ago, Mr. Matt Badiali was able to launch the great Real Wealth Strategist newsletter. This is a newsletter that attracted thousands of readers who were in need of his advice on investment and financial matters.

The information in the newsletters is crucial in helping people to invest in natural resources and in metals and earn significant profits. Some of the highest potential natural resources include mining materials, the gas industry, energy and precious metal just to mention a few. In particular, Matt targets any value that is offered by Mother Nature.

Sightsavers Is The Evil Worms’ Worst Enemy

The world’s most developed countries include most nations in Western and Central Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia. These countries are home to some of the best healthcare systems on planet Earth.


Thankfully, people, governments, and organizations are constantly involved in helping people from developing – also known as third-world countries – countries stay on top of their health issues.


Take, for example, Sightsavers. Founded nearly four scores ago, the blind United Kingdom resident Sir John Foster Wilson – he was blinded wholly and permanently by an accident in one of his high school’s chemistry classes – originally formed the organization as the British Empire Society for the Blind; later, its name was changed to the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind after the United Kingdom’s then-queen granted it royal privileges.


Since it was created some 68 years ago, Sightsavers has stopped roughly 300 million people around the world’s poorest regions of its worst-off countries stay out of the throes of onchocerciasis – also known as river blindness – funded the proper surgeries of about 6.25 million people with cataracts so thick that they were considered legally blind, and given about 50 million people the right kind and sufficient amounts to cover full courses of treatment and prevention against trachoma, a disease infamous for causing blindness called Chlamydia trachomatis.


Worms aren’t friends of people in these places, either


In the United States – not to mention most developed places around the world, as well – we know worms as the kind-of-long, slimy, squirmy fellows that live in gardens, flower beds, and in rich soil. Even though worms are mostly our friends in the US, they’re not in India and sub-Saharan Africa.


Sightsavers works around these two areas to deworm people for roughly $1.19 per kid, though treating people – those affected by either of the two NTDs (neglected tropical diseases), schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis, undergo quite a bit of pain and tons of worry before they’re treated, even if those treatments come as promptly as possible – costs $0.55 per developed case.


This nonprofit organization gets help from GiveWell to support some of its deworming programs around the world. GiveWell was founded over a decade ago and regularly gives multiple millions of dollars to Sightsavers to prevent preventable blindness.





Why Does Vijay Eswaran Believe We’re Always Two Minutes From The Abyss?

Vijay Eswaran is a man who has persevered through hard financial times to build a company that has changed people’s lives and really expanded multilevel marketing throughout Asia and the Middle East. He is also a man who studies many philosophies that come from leaders like Confucius, Mahatma Gandhi and even his father Vijayratnam. One that he shared with a blogger recently was the idea of always being two minutes from the abyss.

The idea is that you never know when your life could end, and that what you should live for is making personal sacrifices for the good of others. For Eswaran, selflessness is the key to winning people over, and learning to listen is what will make you a better person. He also is an advocate of Vedic practices and dieting.

Vijay Eswaran is both a native of Malaysia and has ancestry from India. His father, Vijayratnam worked for the Malaysian Ministry of Labor while his mother taught in the public school. Eswaran was well-educated and was able to attend the London School of Economics where he got his initial business training. He was unsure initially where he wanted to go with his career, so he worked a few odd jobs in Europe and then worked as a consultant for a few companies. But it was multilevel marketing that caught his attention in the early 1990s, and in 1998 he decided to partner with Joseph Bismarck to start QI Group Ltd in Hong Kong. Their chief subsidiary company is QNet which sells most of the QI products through independent associates. Eswaran is also the cofounder of RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayratnam Foundation, both of which assist needy communities and provide disaster relief.

Vijay Eswaran has turned QI Group into a such a dynamic force that he’s won awards and recognitions for it including Forbes Asia’s Top 20 Wealthiest and the New Global Indian award at the 2012 Global Indian Meet. He’s also a longtime representative for Malaysia at the World Economic Forum. He’s also written several books on spiritualism and entrepreneurship including the 2005 bestseller “In The Sphere Of Silence.”

Drew Madden takes new approach to healthcare with Evergreen Healthcare Partners

Over the last decade, Drew Madden has emerged as one of the key players in the U.S. healthcare industry. As the CEO of Nordic Consulting Partners, Madden was able to take that company from a small boutique consultancy and turn it into one of the premier powerhouses on the healthcare IT scene. By the time Madden stepped down from his role there, he had grown Nordic into a company boasting more than 700 employees that served more than 150 of the largest HMOs and hospital networks in the country.

But in 2017, Madden, alongside four other close partners in the industry, decided to branch out on his own and form Evergreen Healthcare Partners, a consulting firm dedicated to creating optimal patient experiences through a seamless integration of people and technology. Madden has stated that he finally realized, after spending nearly 20 years in the business and more than 10 years at Nordic, that he needed to build a new company from the ground up. The culture that he encountered at so many other companies and that pervaded the industry as a whole needed to shift in a fairly radical new direction. It was this realization that demonstrated to Madden that the only way forward was to start from scratch.

One of the key insights that Madden had was that the healthcare tech space was dominated by software geeks who are highly competent at creating great software systems but are not well versed in the realities of how actual medical professionals interact with those tools. As Madden saw problems arise again and again from a lack of understanding about what the real everyday problems were for healthcare practices, which were not being adequately addressed by the people writing and implementing the software, he realized that a more people-centered approach needed to be taken.

This was the origin of Evergreen Healthcare Partners. Evergreen is dedicated to putting people first and software second. While the more than 25 consultants that work with Madden are still top software experts, he hand selected them for their ability to listen, learn from and act as mentors to the people who are most responsible for delivering the final healthcare product: people.

Find out more about Drew Madden: https://drew-madden.com/