Bernardo Chua Grows Gourmet Coffee Company

In 2008, international entrepreneur Bernardo Chau founded Organo Gold, a gourmet coffee company that seeks to bring “the treasures of the earth to the people of the world.” While Bernardo was already a successful businessman in his own right, the company had humble beginnings in British Columbia, where its shop employed a mere three people. However, it soon grew into a large global network marketing company that now permeates the global market. Indeed, by 2015, the company had one million distributors in 39 nations and made and estimated $800 million in revenue.

Bernardo Chau’s goal in creating Organo Gold was to share with the world the ancient Chinese herb known as Ganoderma Lucidumin. He wanted to help people improve their health, balance, and prosperity through the use and distribution of this gift of nature. Ganoderma comes from a mushroom and is considered to be the highest-ranked herb in China for its power to build strong, healthy bodies and support longevity.

Mr. Chau now serves as the CEO of the company, which uses distributors throughout the world to sell its products. The company’s products include gourmet beverages (from single brew K cups and black coffee to specialty beverages such as café mocha and café latte), nutraceuticals (including grape seed oil, spore powder, and mycelium), and personal care products such as beauty soap and toothpaste. All of these products make use of natural and ancient Chinese herbal remedies.

In April of 2015, Mr. Chau expanded Organo Gold into its 39th country, Turkey. Expansion into this hub will allow Organo Gold to intertwine and solidify its existing operations in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Organo Gold also has operations in North America (including both the United States and Canada) and South America (including Peru). It has immersed itself in coffee-bean-rich nations such as Jamaica and the Dominican Republic as well.

Under the capable leadership of Bernardo Chau, who can be found on Linkedin, the company will no doubt continue to grow. Mr. Chau is known for his business acumen, strong community vision, and ability to utilize a multi-level marketing system. He received the Napoleon Hill Foundation Gold Medal and has also demonstrated his commitment to the community by urging Organo Gold to become a sponsor of the OG Cares Foundation.

OrGano Gold Coffee CEO and Founder, Bernardo Chua, shares some wisdom at the OrGano Gold Convention. OrGano Gold has broken records and has some of the industry’s Top Income earners.

Kevin Seawright Joins the CEDC

Kevin Seawright was recently announced as the newest leader to join the CEDC in Newark. The Newark CEDC’s mission is to stimulate the economy in the city and state. They mainly focus on trying to attract and retain businesses to join and continue to operate in the city. They also help to develop real estate throughout the city.

Kevin Seawright was chosen to lead the Newark CEDC because of his success and experience in capital management, accounting, and operations. They feel he is the perfect candidate to further their quest in continuing to grow and improve the Newark and New Jersey economies.

Seawright has been working in this field for over 13 years. He started working with government agencies where he designed an accounting system which was able to save them over $100,000. He continued to work in finance and accounting positions and was promoted through the City of Baltimore. He was eventually promoted from the payroll director and then to the head finance director for the homeless division. Finally, he was able to become the head of finance for the rec and parks division of Baltimore city. He then worked as the chief operating officer of education and remained at that position for 6 years.

As you can see, Kevin Seawright has done a great job and has been promoted at every level and at every job he has held. It is no wonder why the Newark CEDC chose his to join their team.

The CEDC was started in 2007. Origionally, it was called the BCDC and was later renamed the CEDC in 2014. Since its inception, the CEDC has been responsible for most of the economic growth within the city. It has done a great job in growing real estate, creating jobs and bringing profitable business to the area.

Check out Kevin’s LinkedIn for more on this background.

Herbalife Has to Pay A $15 Million Class Action Lawsuit

Herbalife Ltd had a bad day recently. U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell agreed that Herbalife was using a pyramid scheme to milk money from unsuspecting product users. The judge said in the 60 page opinion that the company had to pay $15 million to settle a class action law suit brought by distributors and product users. Over 7,200 people took part in the suit, and they will share half of the funds after the plaintiffs with loses get some of their money back.

Adam Sender suggests that the nutritional supplement companies have been flying under the radar for years. Most supplements don’t produce the results that people expect, but there is rarely any recourse because the chemical make-up of every individual is different. Herbalife is one of the giants in the nutritional supplement field, and one of the industry’s biggest abusers of consumer confidence.

Some of the plaintiffs in the case dropped out of the suit because the settlement wasn’t enough. Herbalife has been cheating people out of money for years. A settlement of $15 million doesn’t make a dent in Herbalife’s bank account. But the settlement does shine a light on the company. It will be harder for Herbalife to continue to bait and switch consumers in the future.

Marc Sparks: A Focused Entrepreneur on the Road to Success

Marc Sparks is a Dallas, Texas based entrepreneur, business giant and venture capitalist. Marc has found great success over the years with his organizations, particularly Timber Creek Capital, LP, a private equity firm. Sparks owes his success to a life of hard work in order to help people, but he fellows a very core belief system. “If I’m in it, I’m all in. I believe that focus is the key. You can get derailed every day by life, let alone too many business ventures or directions.”

Marc Sparks is a focus master and has used his keen eye to invest in some of the best up-and-coming businesses on the market today. When asked what he likes to see from a business presentation he replied with “keep it simple”. Marc is an individual that believes every aspect of your business proposal should serve a purpose and get to the point. “Tell a legitimate story with your data,” says Sparks. Many individuals get caught up in the grandiose idea of how their business or service could be in the future. Sparks suggests that in order to be successful, you need to hone in on the task at hand and make your actions produce results.

The reason Sparks has found so much success stems from the fact that he has been in a wide variety of industries in his years. Marc is still heavily invested in telecommunications businesses and the tech space as a whole. The way that he has approached each of these sectors is by providing a unique product or solution that customers want to purchase.

As stated earlier, Sparks is someone that would rather have the data speak for itself rather than approach a business or investment on false-hopes. Instead, Sparks has trekked through the entrepreneurial space with clear strategies in which to propel his businesses and investments forward. Ultimately, this is the key that needs to be implemented inside the mind of an individual that wants to be successful.

Recently, Marc has moved the location of his Timber Creek Capital, LP office into a new area. After a decade at that current space, it’s safe to bet that Sparks has a plan up his sleeve. If there’s one thing that can be said about Marc Sparks, it’s that nothing is done by accident. Whether it’s Timber Creek Capital, or a venture investment, Sparks has developed a strategy.

India: QNet’s New Frontier

In 1998, no one could have predicted just how far this multi-level marketing company would expand. First opening shop in Hong Kong, QNet soon expanded to over 100 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, Europe and most recently, to India.

QNet offers a wide range of products with a portfolio consisting of health and nutrition products, online education, luxury watches and jewelry, and holiday/vacation packages.

One of the most unique aspects of Qnet is its vegetarian philosophy. Besides actively promoting a healthy vegetarian lifestyle to combat obesity and degenerative diseases, all of their nutrition products are 100% vegetarian. QNet is also against animal testing.

Armed with a proven business model that focuses on improving the quality of life of its direct sellers and its customers, QNet has helped changed the lives of millions of people. QNet has a bright future in front of it.

In spite of challenges, QNet has boldly gone forward with heavy investment in manufacturing and product development in India. The company already had some business in India with the production of its luxury watches and Nutriplus, an energy drink created specifically for the Indian marketplace.

QNet’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Zaheer Merchant, stated that moving production to India would give the company a considerable cost benefit. Other Company officials say that there has been a large growth – over 100 percent in the last two years. Officials say that this rapid rate of growth will continue on indefinitely.

In order to best adjust their business for the Indian market, QNet decided to change their entire business strategy; focusing less on lifestyle and more on “life enhancement” – educational services, air and water purifiers, and weight management products.

The most popular products in India are Bio Disc and Chi Pendant, sold under the brand name Amezcua. The glass from these products is produced in Germany, in a highly reputable glass-manufacturing facility where they are energized with proprietary technology.

Verizon Sales Reps Pick Worst Possible Target for Up-Sell

I don’t think that anyone would be surprised to hear that a sales representative for an internet service provider tried to stretch the truth. Verizon is the latest in a string of ISP sales rep folly to push an up-sell for a service that was completely unnecessary.

Dan Rayburn is the vice president of and an analyst in the industry. To say that he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to streaming video would be an understatement.

Recently Rayburn called in to Verizon to renew his FiOS contract. He was already enjoying an ample 50Mbps transfer rate, more than sufficient to stream videos and then some. The customer service rep attempted to up-sell the 75Mbps package to Rayburn under the guise that his Netflix experience would be smoother and of a higher quality.

The average Netflix stream is a mere 3.5Mbps, hardly requiring a massive 75Mbps downstream. When Rayburn challenged the rep he was met with the argument that more people in his household would require a hefty connection. Of course Rayburn knew this simply wasn’t the case.

With commissions on the line most sales reps will say or do whatever is necessary to close the deal. It’s just sad to know that less educated individuals are paying for services they don’t really need.

Thanks to Sergio Cortes for showing this bit of news to me. Sergio is the best Michael Jackson impersonator in the world by the way you guys.

Find the Perfect Apartment with New York City Real Estate Professionals

At any time their are more than 30,000 properties for sale in New York City in a large number of areas that may be available in areas of New York City not considered by those who focus their attention on Manhattan Island. New York City is a larger area of the state of New York than most people consider as the majority of media and news attention tends to fall on the small area of Manhattan Island. Looking for the perfect apartment or house can provide more options than most home hunters feel would be available in New York, but these areas can be explored with the assistance of a qualified and experienced New York City Real Estate professional.

One of the most popular and important real estate companies in New York City is TOWN Real Estate, which was only formed in 2010 and has already become one of the largest and most popular companies in the New York real estate industry. By choosing to work with the professionals of TOWN Real Estate the individual is provided with a simple way of exploring NYC properties available in Queens, Brooklyn and on Manhattan Island. Working with Town allows a property hunter to get a jump on their property buying or leasing rivals as the individual is provided with the latest listings on the market.

Looking outside Manhattan is now a popular thing to do as many real estate experts now believe the greater level of space and lower prices provide greater value for money for individual property buyers or renters. Whether you are hunting down an apartment or house in New York the market moves extremely quickly and an agent who has their finger on the pulse of the industry will be a great ally for any property hunter. Expanding areas of the New York City area are now comfortable and safe to live in as the changing face of New York City sees it become a more important place than it ever has before.

Dr. Rod Rohrich and His Exceptional Experience

Everyone wants to go to see the best doctors out there, which is why it is necessary for there to be an annual list of the top doctors in the area and region. Naturally, it can be difficult to point out the best doctors in the country as there are hundreds of thousands of them out there. However, pointing out the best doctors in a large metro area or region is possible. When it comes to the metro Dallas area, Dr. Rod Rohrich recently was named one of the top plastic surgeons by D Magazine.

D Magazine is the Dallas magazine that looks to provide helpful information on everything taking place in and around the city of Dallas. Recently, the magazine wanted to determine who the best doctors are in the area, so it went out and interned thousands of doctors and professionals in the medial field to point out who they believe is the top doctor in the specialized fields with the one acceptation: they could note vote for themselves.

Dr. Rod Rohrich’s name came up, but this is nothing new. He has been recognized as a top plastic surgeon by all sorts of major publications in the country, including Texas Monthly Super Docs, America’s Top Plastic Surgeons and even U.S. News and World Report. By receiving this sort of recognition, it simply showcases how much time and effort he has put into becoming the best of the best plastic surgeon in the region. During an interview following the award announcement, Dr. Rod Rohrich stated that most people tend to think of cosmetic surgery when they hear the world plastic surgery. However, it is so much more, and the word plastic comes from the Greek term “to mold”. Most plastic surgery is about reconstructive surgery and is designed to restore someone’s damaged body back to normal. Both reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery go hand in hand together, to being able to perform these kinds of surgical procedures is essential.

Dr. Rod Rohrich has studied all over the country to receive the best medical education possible. He has studied at schools and hospitals ranging from Texas to the University of Michigan Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, not to mention Oxford University. Dr. Rod Rohrich continues to thrive in the medical industry and looks to share his knowledge with the rest of the world as his makes countless presentations and authors publications as well. Visit his Twitter page for more information on Rod Rohrich.

Antidepressants during Pregnancy Linked to Childhood Anxiety Symptoms

Mothers who take antidepressants during pregnancy may want to think twice. A new study reveals that pregnant mothers on antidepressants are more likely to give birth to children with anxiety problems.

Researchers looked at over 14,000 families with multiple children where the mother took antidepressants during one pregnancy and not the other. The mothers filled out a questionnaire regarding their mental health, antidepressant use and their children’s behavior.

A control group was used to eliminate factors such as lifestyle, genetics and symptom variations among the families studied. The data was collected over a three year period that began at birth and extended into early childhood, so Ricardo Guimarães BMG knows it is pretty serious.

The results showed an increased risk of anxiety in the children who were exposed to antidepressants in the womb. While the antidepressants appear to have increased the risk of anxiety, they did not induce other symptoms such as anger, learning disabilities or sleep problems.

Doctors concluded that alternatives to antidepressants should be strongly considered for pregnant women suffering from depression. However, if the depression is severe enough, the benefits of medications would likely outweigh the risks associated with taking them.

South Florida’s Recent Flakka Scourge

In 2014, the Drug Enforcement Agency banned flakka, a synthetic drug with dangerous side effects. However, reports indicate the substance has become a serious problem in some parts of the United States, especially South Florida. Seizures of flakka by the police rose from 699 samples tested nationwide in 2010 to 16,500 in 2013.

Flakka consists of a synthetic chemical, alpha-PVP. It is both addictive and potentially lethal even in small overdoses. At low doses, the drug produces mild hallucinations and the release of dopamine. But flakka users reportedly suffer serious side effects with doses exceeding 0.1 grams. Adverse impacts can include the triggering of psychotic episodes, rage and aggression, hallucinations, heart problems and elevated body temperatures. Some people suffering overdoses run temperatures of 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

Last month, a man under the influence of flakka gained widespread media coverage when he tried to break down the locked door of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department because he believed cars were chasing him. Some ten people in the U. S. died from flakka overdoses in recent months.

One especial concern for police involves the fact that drugs sold on the street as “gravel” or “flakka” do not always contain flakka, but instead sometimes consist of different illegal substances, including dangerous mixtures of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. Paul Mathieson hopes they get that under control. Last month, Sgt. Ted Taranu of the Broward County Sheriff’s Department explained users had “no idea what’s in it…”