Recently Waiakea Water Company they made a move which will be envied by most if not all of their competitors in the beverage industry. For the first time in history, Waiakea has introduced water bottles which will be 100% degradable. The lifespan of plastics will be reduced from 15,000 to about 15 years. The new water bottles will be made of TimePast which is the first and only patented additive for nano-degradation of plastic. Unlike their competitors who concentrate on making plastic better and stronger, Waiakea focuses on making it weaker and more simplified. The road to achieving plastics that are 100% degradable has not been easy. It took them 5 years and about 1,200 experiments to ensure that their plastics match the qualities of normal plastics. One of the advantages of the new water bottles is that the cost of manufacturing is quite low since the cost of TimePlast additive is negligible.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Company was founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons at the age of 22. The company sells high-quality volcanic water that is rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. All these minerals are highly advocated for healthy bones, skin, nails, and hair. The source of Waiakea water, the peak of the active Mauna Loa Volcano, is considered to be one of the most naturally healthy and purest water sources globally. Since its establishment, Waiakea has grown significantly by 4000% and is currently worth about $10 million.
Giving Back to the Community
Waiakea is also involved in projects that aim at giving back to the society. Together with Pump Aid, they have been able to supply 650 liters of clean water to the economically challenged families and communities in Africa. They have also put in place more than 3,200 elephant pumps in the region. As a result, more than 1.35 million people can enjoy clean, safe water and sanitation.
Waiakea has been recognized in many awards. Some of the awards they have managed to scoop include: Best Biz Awards, Good Morning America, Food and Beverage Innovation Award, World Beverage Innovation Award and last but not least Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Award for Best Packaging.
Many people often avoid sleeping because of busy schedules. Unfortunately, depriving oneself of sleep has consequences. There exist many ways of curbing the effects brought about by sleep deprivation. Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a prominent sleep apnea specialist. He has contributed a lot in medical care and has pioneered the application of dentistry to treat patients suffering from sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing while someone is asleep. The sleeping disorder affects people of all walks of life. However, it is more common in overweight people since excessive body fats may in one way or another interfere with the airways in the body. It is important to cure sleep apnea since it denies people suffering from it sound sleep and in other cases alter moods.
Dr. Avi provides treatment to sleep apnea using dentistry. He realized that dentistry could be applied in other medical procedures apart from tooth procedures alone. He founded the Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients in 2002. The platform provided a common ground where dentists and sleep experts came together and shared their view on sleep apnea.
Dr. Weisfogel, later on, launched the Dental Sleep Master’s Program. The program was designed to modify sleep appliances that could be used to assist people having sleep disorders. The program also provided oral therapies for patients whose sleep apnea did not interfere with their breathing. In other instances, the treatment involved supporting the jaws of patients while sleeping. This opened the upper airways in the body, therefore, making breathing easier while sleeping. The program was also designed to offer specific treatment for specific problems.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from the Rutgers University. He then joined the New York and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He is also a philanthropist. When not in the office, Avi spends his time donating to charities.
He has practiced medicine for over two decades. He lives a normal social life and has a family. He is also an outgoing and friendly person. Avi is also a voracious reader and “The Power of Now” is one of his favorite books.
All great cities are heavily influenced by certain movers and shakers. With a population of more than 800,000 and as the capital of the state of Paraiba, the Brazilian city of Joao Pessoa is no exception. Making a name for yourself in such a bustling place isn’t easy, but Roberto Santiago managed to do so at a very young age. If you are from Paraiba, you are almost certainly familiar with Santiago. He owns the Mangeira Shopping Mall and, more famously, the Manaira Shopping Mall. The question, however, is how did he do it? Read on to find out.
First, it helps to understand what an achievement the development of the Manaira Shopping Mall was. Despite the name, it is far more than a place to do a little shopping. There are nearly 300 shops and restaurants, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Atop the mall sits Domus Hall, which was built in 2009 and can accommodate upwards of 10,000 people for concerts and other events. Within the mall, you’ll find an 11-screen movie theater with stadium seating; a video game arcade with more than 200 machines; a sprawling food court; a bowling alley; a fitness center and even a college.
Knowing all of this about the mall, it’s even more impressive to consider how young Roberto Santiago was when he set about developing it. Given his background, however, it’s not too surprising. A native of Paraiba, Roberto Santiago was born in 1958. He excelled in school and earned a bachelor’s degree from Pio X Marist College and a degree in business administration from UNIPE, the University Center of Joao Pessoa. He started out his professional career at Cafe Santa Rosa before becoming an owner of a cardboard carton manufacturing firm. He then was able to acquire the prime piece of commercial real estate where Manaira Shopping Mall stands today.
Manaira Shopping Mall opened its doors in 1989, when Roberto Santiago was barely 30 years old. In the years since, Santiago has gone on to become well known for his philanthropy and for his dedication to improving the city of Joao Pessoa. Along the way, he has worked to continually improve his mall to ensure that it remains popular and relevant to succeeding generations. Although he’s already had a long career, he is still far from retiring. You can expect to hear a lot more about Roberto Santiago in the years to come.
Mr. Marc A. Sparks is the kind of person to strive for their goals achieve them He values hard work and the honest approach, and he is also constantly looking to learn from those who have come before him. He is keen on utilizing the new ways of doing things as well as sticking to some of the traditional approaches.
After he had graduated from high school, Mr. Marc Sparks put a start to his career. He has never had business training or official training in any of the areas he is currently working in. Mr. Marc Sparks has established a few companies. He has a passion for startups and for the process of growing and raising the success levels of the startups. His largest company is called Timber Creek Capital, LP. It is a private equity firm that has been in the business of finance management for about ten years.
Mr. Marc Sparks has a unique view on what makes his success grow and what makes work truly productive. His office doors are always wide open, and employees can go in and discuss any topic at any point in time without the need of scheduling a meeting. Same goes for conferences. Mr. Marc Sparks believes that it is a lot better to start handling the issues immediately instead of waiting with scheduling and so on. That has allowed him to tackle issues as they arise and resolve them sooner than expected.Learn more : http://www.fundacity.com/marc-sparks
In order to share his successes and above all his failures, Mr. Marc Sparks has written a fascinating book that sheds light on the business and also provides insight for less experienced people in the business. The book is called They Can’t Eat You, and its talk about some of the heaviest failures and losses that Mr. Marc Sparks has had to experience in terms of his business career. He talks extensively abut the kinds of failures that have set him back years and have cost him millions of f dollars.
InnovaCare Health would not be where it is today without the help of CEO Rick Shinto, or the help of COO Penelope Kokkinides. Additionally, Shinto served as the CEO of MMM Healthcare, Inc, and Aveta Inc. Having plenty of experience in a leadership role prior to InnovaCare Health, Shinto knows what it takes to run a company that plays such an integral role in the insurance of millions. Because InnovaCare specializes in Medicare Advantage Plans, his role as CEO for PMC Medicare Choice was also vital to his current role.
Along with a healthy resume in the healthcare industry, Shinto also received some prestigious awards including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This award, although slated for the service industry, exemplifies that one has achieved success in their industry, bringing attention to their name as well as their business acumen. At the time, doctor Shinto received the award graciously for the work he was doing with Aveta Inc. During the award ceremony, he made mention of the fact that he and his company took pride in providing the best service to their members.
Another leader with InnovaCare Health, Penelope Kokkinides, also has an impressive background prior to her current position. Now having served as the COO and COA with InnovaCare Health since 2016, Penelope built a solid foundation for her career after having served as the COO from 2006 to 2012 with Aveta Inc. During this time, she also served as the COO for Touchstone Health HMO, beginning in 2008. Drawing from 15 years of experience in healthcare has given her a unique edge in her industry for her specific duties for InnovaCare Health.
Penelope Kokkinides continues to work toward leading InnovaCare Health and its subsidiaries to success in all they do, and it shows as they recieved an award for Best Practices in Social Responsibility. The award was given by the Puerto Rico Manufacturer’s Association, an organization that focuses on uniting all of Puerto Rico’s manufacturing services and organizations. Visit Bloomberg.com for more info on Penelope Kokkinides.
InnovaCare Health is one of the leading providers of Medicare Advantage plans, and at this time they are proud to continue to serve many in the United States and abroad as they strive to excellence with their subsidiary MMM.
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