When it comes to big business there is a general feeling out there that these companies are only concerned with their bottom line and the needs of the community are only important as it pertains to increase profit margins. However, as is the case with any generalization, there are always counterexamples that can be pointed out. Such is the case with Stream Energy, an energy, wireless, protective, and home services company based out of Dallas Texas. Stream Energy has a commitment to protecting and giving back to communities that comes from the philanthropic culture that exists at every level of the company.
For example, in 2017 the Houston area was devastated when Hurricane Harvey hit the area. Thousands were left homeless and hundreds of businesses were forced to close their doors as almost 4 feet of water came pouring down on them in only a few days time. Stream Energy was quick to respond by giving thousands of dollars out of their own profit margin to get emergency relief to those affected. It was after this disaster that they started the Stream Cares foundation as an organization dedicated to philanthropic ventures nationwide.
Stream Energy has a long history of working with charitable organizations like The Salvation Army, The Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity. One area where they are particularly vigilant is the homeless problem. They have a long-lasting partnership with the Hope Supplies Company and cosponsor an annual event called Stream of Hope where over a thousand homeless children from northern Texas are given an all expenses paid day at the water park. The kids get to have a day of play without thinking about their situation while the parents are given supplies and money to help ease their burden.
Another instance of Stream Energy’s charitable work happened during the winter of 2016 when a handful of tornadoes touched down throughout northern Texas. The damage was extensive and people were left homeless. Stream Energy sprang into action with an employee-driven fundraiser that the company matched. This gave tens of thousands of dollars to the desperate community and helped get residents back on their feet.
Medical aesthetics has been growing at an alarming rate as of late. This exclusive sector of the medical industry is changing lives for the better. Looking and feeling good is more than just being physically fit, it’s a state-of-mind. Dr. Mark McKenna is a standout when it comes to medical aesthetics because he has brought many interesting aspects to the game. one of his best creations is known as OVME, and it is helping to revolutionize the industry in more ways than one. OVME provides the ultimate medical aesthetics experience. Located in the Buckhead community of Atlanta, this facility takes minimal-invasive procedures to a whole new level and here is why.
Dr. Mark McKenna has the experience, the expertise and the passion to turn this business into a success. On the other hand, he has well-over 10 years of experience. The New Orleans-native is actually a medical doctor. He’s not your average everyday surgeon because of his numerous side-projects. Uptown, Title Inc., Universal Mortgage Lending and McKenna Venture Investments are just a few of his successful businesses. When it comes to maximizing health and wellness, OVME sits at the pinnacle of the industry. This facility is state-of-the-art from the inside-out. It hosts luxury- treatment rooms as well as private-consulting rooms. Body sculpting, Botox treatments, Juvederm treatments, hormonal therapy, PRP, Restylane treatments, PRP Facial, chemical peels and many more services are being provided on a daily basis. To make things even better, OVME will bring the services straight to your door. Yes, this is correct and no other similar organization is doing what OVME is doing.
Dr. Mark McKenna has found a new way to conduct business at a more efficient rate. He has conquered both the medical world as well as the business world. All in all, Dr. Mark McKenna has laid the blueprint to success in elective healthcare.
OSI Group is one of the largest suppliers of food products to the broader parts of the United States as well as other parts of the globe. The firm has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois and has over the past years sparked a significant growth in its operations. The company has established a number of services both globally and locally, thanks to the excellent leadership skills exercised by its management team. The firm has emerged to be one of the best food production companies in the world and impressed many individuals due to its ability to outdo the many food production companies in the market.
OSI Group is currently carrying its operations in over seventeen countries and is always looking forward towards establishing more of its affiliates in the broader parts of the world. Among the protein products that the firm produces include meat burgers, pork burgers, meat pies, and many more. Most of the products of OSI group are usually sold and distributed in most supermarkets as well as retail shops, while others are sold to restaurants where they can be prepared for the firm’s customers. The large establishment of the company in the broader parts of the country has seen its products receive a high demand as well as massive sales due to their affordability and availability. The company has always strived to offer its protein products to customers at affordable rates for them to purchase and reduce the cost of cooking.
OSI Group also employs high standards of hygiene when it comes to the manufacture of their products and the firm has always strived to ensure that the products are safe and free contamination that may lead to spread of severe diseases to their consumers. Besides the caution used in the manufacture of the products, the firm has also partnered with some prestigious technological companies that provide them with today’s most modern equipment as well as machines to use in the manufacture of their goodies. Most of the material that the firm uses are of a high standard and ensure the safety of their employees as well as the products being manufactured. The considerable success exercised by the company has seen a significant number of individuals accredit its management team and investors from other firms also strive to emulate their operation and business strategies to ensure that their companies establish their operations. The company has also purchased a food plant in Chicago, Europe, and looks towards expanding its services in the coming years.
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Christopher Birch’s take on fashion and technology is an interesting one to say the least. In his article ” Tech Fashion Trends for the Future,” He describes the trend of technology and fashion through the 70’s 80’s and 90’s. He describes how cassettes and wearing boom boxes went together and how the walkman and ipod became wearable accessories. For Birch, not only did fashion and technology evolved, but they evolved together. In modern day, technology has advanced so far. With this incredible advancement in technology, so does the functionality. Chris Burch further drives this point when he quotes Anouk Wipprecht, “[technology is] like a playground, a place of experiment, and as you dive deeper and deeper into the technology and systems, it rewards you with endless possibilities.” Some of her inventions include a drink making dress.
One old fashioned example of modern day innovation can be found in bicycle helmets. Growing up, many thought it was uncool and ugly to wear bike helmets. Birch then writes about Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin creating an airbag for bike riders to wear around their necks that will explode and cushion the riders from any head injuries. When it isn’t opened up, the rider has freedom to turn their head and use their hands any way they want to without any fear of falling and hurting them self. Birch writes also about how fashion can actually increase popularity of new technology. For instance, Diane Von Furstenberg had Google Glass featured on the runway for everyone to see. This gave Google Glass great popularity by showing that glasses, stereotypically not in fashion, can be fashionable to wear, and these innovative glasses became more popular because of the fashion show.
Christopher Burch is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. His company provides financial consulting, planning, and services, and they do so by being creative. He believes his creative philosophy and approach to business leads to long term positive impact on the market and businesses.
He has had a long career as an investor and entrepreneur, and his vast experience has led him to the creation of many products such as ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Cocoon9, and Nihiwatu. Currently his investment portfolio has stakes in many brands including BaubleBar, Blink Health, Brad’s Raw Foods, Chubbies, Little Duck Organics, and Soludos.