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.