In the recent years millenials have gained a reputation for being self-indulging, and unprofessional. This stereotype is one that budding entrepreneurs, like Sawyer Howitt, have to face on a daily basis.

An article posted on the bro talk blog, explores exactly what this millennial is doing to make it in the business world.

Despite his young age the Portland native has already attracted a lot of attention in the business world. He is best known for his work as the project manager for the Meriwether group, but he was making a difference in the business world even before that. He is most known for his ability to help the consumer connect with the essence of a brand, rather than just the item itself. Previous to his employment at the Meriwether group, he worked as a Business Strategy analyst for the RFID checkout. In addition to his contribution in the business world, Sawyer Howitt is making a difference in the community as well. He has donated to a number of charities, as well as starting several mentoring programs.


As a millennial in the business world Howitt wants to see his peers succeed, and offers advice to younger individuals attempting to enter into the business world. He encourages millenials to prove their worth. According to Howitt it may not matter how much you have accomplished in the past if you are young. Regardless of how impressive your resume is, you are going to have to work hard to prove that you are a valuable contribution to any team. Additionally, it never hurts to remind those around you of what you are capable of. While it may be uncomfortable to toot your own horn, doing so is essential the business world. Howitt encourages millenials not to hesitate pointing out their successes to their bosses. Sawyer Howitt has demonstrated that with hard work, any millenials can make it in the business world.

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According to the article in the Gazette Day, Miami isn’t a stranger to hurricanes. Disaster preparations are nearly second nature to the residents particularly those people who were witness to Hurricane Andrew wrath that came through the Florida state as a hurricane of Category 5 storm on Aug. 1992. Hurricane Andrew flattened parts of Miami city with damages amounting to 27 billion dollars in the year 1992 or 50 billion dollars adjusted for inflation.

However, Miami emerged bolder and stronger as redevelopment plans were nowfocused on building to the standards of the hurricane. Miami real estate experts, including Samuel Strauch, who was educated at Harvard University, Rotterdam’s Erasmus University, and New York’s Hofstra University, pointed out that developers learned their lessons quite well post-Andrew.

Samuel Strauch, the principal, and founder of Metrik Real Estate explained that the building codes in Miami city are among the country’s most stringent, and requires specific fortification of portals, roof, as well as other structural features to resist heavier wind loads.


The glass that is impact-resistant was used in the construction and designs of buildings that could be exposed to wind-borne ruins during a hurricane. The Cinder-block masonry, reinforced pillars that are solid concrete. On the roof trusses, hurricane straps became standard features in latest construction, to ensure that rebuilt structures can withstand wind plus water pressure from hurricanes.

Other buildings are strengthened to endure the bombardment of 180 miles (mi) per hour winds every controlled testing but haven’t yet been through a real incident like Irma. Recently, real estate agents said that the slowdown caused by Irma could not be as bad as expected. Samuel Strauch said that in his region and also among his customers, the retardation comes in the form of closing dates being delayed.

That is because the transactions that were near to completion before the storm were being put on hold because insurance and mortgage firms re-inspect the properties for storm damage that is supposed to be decreased even when the sellers okay with offering a discount for the repairs.

The greatest attribute of Samuel Strauch is that he has an ever-curious mind which has made him take a broader perspective in personal life and business. He’s a keen photographer, a cyclist, and he enjoys meditation. Samuel Strauch strongly believes that all people should take an approach that is active to take part in all stature (whether major or minor) to influence human development in a positive way.

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Fabletics has been a reputable athleisure wear brand since 2013 when it was established. The company has tremendously grown to become a major competitor of older enterprises such as Amazon. The firm has was founded to offer quality activewear product to women. The proprietor of the business, Kate Hudson, is well informed on how to use the power of the crowd to ensure that it is successful. Fabletics has been in business for less than four years, but its success is incredible. Its revenue has accumulated to more than $235 million, and it has an annual growth rate of approximately 35 percent.


The athleisure wear firm has been utilizing the power of the crowd to ensure its success. It runs most of its business online through a subscription plan that currently has more than one million clients. Fabletics understands that the relationships that it develops with its customers influence its success. The company offers the best products and service to all consumers, and therefore, it has positive online reviews. Successful e-commerce enterprises have review sections on their websites, and this enables new clients to know the quality of products that they offer. Businesses that have an excellent reputation are very appealing to the public, and they have high chances of attracting loyal customers.


Research indicated that online client reviews have a significant influence on the sales and retention of any enterprise. Over 80 percent of the consumer population believes in crowdsources reviews, and they consider them as personal recommendations. Most people use the information that is offered by the crowd to know the actual quality of any product that they wish to buy. The Fabletics brand has considerably benefited from the positive reviews that it gets from the public. They have enabled it to get referrals and also retain more than 85 percent of its customers. The feedback that the company gets from the consumers allows it to improve its products and after-sales services. Kate Hudson believes that the ability of Fabletics to leverage the power of data, empathy, and technology has made it stand out in the e-commerce sector.


Fabletics’ top-notch products and services have impressed most of its customers, and therefore, they have given it positive reviews. The remarks of the company’s clients have enabled it to receive high rankings from search engines such as Yahoo, Google, and many others. Internet users can easily find the company whenever they search for anything that is related to it. The reputation of the athleisure wear enterprise is remarkable in most online review websites.


Kate Hudson has been working to ensure that the Fabletic brand markets itself well in the industry. As the company’s face, she has appeared in several advertisements that explain about its products. Hudson ensures that women across the United States are made comfortable by the activewear products that the firm provides. The company uses the reverse showrooming technique to increase its sells in more than 30 physical stores that it runs. The brick and mortar shops enable it to be accessible to more people.

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Great leadership is seemingly impossible to find. United Technologies Corporation was one of the lucky companies to find such leadership in Louis Chênevert. Great leadership begins with knowledge and experience; knowing this, Louis Chênevert began his career by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in production management from the University of Montréal. He took his degree and began a career at General Motors, working there for 14 years. After his time with General Motors, he joined Pratt & Whitney where he was eventually elected president. In 2006 Louis Chênevert was elected chairman and CEO of UTC. During Louis Chênevert’s time with UTC, they faced major economic challenges. Most manufacturers were suffering due to an economic downturn, however, Louis Chênevert was able to use his experience and expertise to guide the company. Impressively, under his leadership, the company was able to not only survive but thrive as an innovator. An example of this expertise is during his initial time as CEO of UTC, where he brought the share-price of the company up from $37 to $117. This proved that good leadership can provide the tools to weather economic hardship. At a time where other companies felt pressure to lay off engineers, Louis Chênevert kept his on staff; even moving some to more expensive areas to increase efficiency. The products of that choice are clear when you consider that UTC assembles the most refined jet engines in the world and is the world’s largest manufacturer of escalators and elevators.

This accomplishment was made without the use of paying unfair wages, relocating to cheaper areas, or disregarding environmental concerns. Louis Chênevert didn’t participate in any outsourcing, making UTC a major supporter of manufacturing economies in Canada and the US. Louis Chênevert used his forward-thinking nature to ensure the company’s prosperity while supporting workers and aiding communities with quality jobs. In 2014 Louis Chênevert resigned and passed his position as CEO of UTC with Edward Kangas taking the helm.

Amicus Therapeutics is an international biotechnology company that offers therapies for the orphan and rare diseases. It is a public biopharmaceutical based in Cranbury, New Jersey. Amicus Therapeutics became a public corporation in 2007 under the NASDAQ trading symbol FOLD. Before going public, the company received funding from New Enterprise Associates, Canaan Partners, and Radius Ventures. The biotech’s therapeutic focus is on the lysosomal storage disorders which are the rare and orphan diseases (,-NJ-jobs.html). Other than its single site located in New Jersey, the company also has another research site in San Diego. The CEO of the corporation is John Crowley who has served in this position since 2005.


In 2010, Amicus Therapeutics partnered with JCR Pharmaceutical to carry out a study on co-formulation with recombinant alpha-galactosidase. Currently, the company is leveraging its biologics as well as CHART to advance the ERT products for Pompe disease, Lysosomal Storage Disorders and Fabry disease. Amicus Therapeutics’ top biologics program is the ATDB200/AT2221 which is a Pompe disease ERT that is set to be administered together with the pharmacological chaperone. The product development cycle of Amicus is based mainly on CHART i.e. Chaperone-Advanced Replacement Therapy. It also focuses more on the advancement of enzyme replacement therapies, ERTs.


By February 2014, Amicus had not launched any marketed products. Up to date, Amicus Therapeutics does not manufacture its products but rather relies on outsourced contracts. Its lead product candidate is migalastat, also known as Galafold. It is a pharmacological chaperone treatment which works as a personalized medicine in late stage development to treat Fabry illness based on genetics diagnosis. This medicine works by stabilizing endogenous mutant alpha-galactosidase. Three years ago, Amicus Therapeutics was recognized for its broad portfolio of small molecule pharmacological chaperones.


Before Crowley took up the role of CEO in Amicus, the company was led by Donald Hayden as the Chairman (Twitter). He continued to serve the company as the Lead Independent Director as Crowley took up the CEO role. The chief scientific officer of the Amicus Therapeutics is David Lockhart, and the chief financial officer is William D. Baird. The executive team also comprises of Brandon Wustman who is the Director of Exploratory Biology and COO, Bradley L. Campell.

In the latest report last Jun 29, 2017, by Matthew CiRullo, the D.O. at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Arthritis, experts state that osteoarthritis is still a continuous and unceasing cause of worry for many people today in the United States but is not a single disease that doctors can quickly treat. It is long-term and dealing with the pain it causes can be difficult, costly and painful.


With more than 50 million people in the United States dealing with the issues of the 100 types of arthritis, it is a condition that needs complete attention by experts.


The success of the management of the symptoms is dependent on how the patients exercise and take care of their lifestyle and daily routine. Osteo Relief Institute is one of the many groups that promote these management methods.


What Causes Arthritis


One of the many common causes of arthritis is a degenerative joint disease (Facebook). Doctors characterize the condition by the degeneration of the cartilage, which is the soft tissue found between the different joints. The doctors at Osteo Relief may still not have found the cure for arthritis yet, but with the treatments available today, it is easy to find relief for the ailment.


What Is Osteo Relief?


One of the many groups of experts who focus all their attention on making sure the professionals address arthritis is the Osteo Relief Institute. It is the institute that puts all its energy in dealing with the fact that arthritis right now is the important leading cause of disability in the country.


With Osteo Relief Institute’s guide, doctors can now minimize the impact of the condition and manage the risk factors of osteoarthritis, such as excess weight, family history, age and previous injury. Doctors can now also make sure that patients can deal with self-management with greater ease.


Osteo Relief Institute is the institute that helps people with problems with their grinding knees or locking or catching knees, including pain that people feel when they use the stairs and any other knee and leg problems that go with osteoarthritis.


The primary goal of the institute is to make sure that the quality of life of people is improved and maintained. There are many branches of Osteo Relief spread across the country. The one in San Diego is at 1764 San Diego Ave Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92110.

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“Hand me that bottle of beer,” so I would tell my wife after a long day at work. As I sit down on the sofa and guzzle down my drink, I feel relieved with the sweet scent and taste of my liquor. However, there is no nice beer like the one that is drunk in the presence of friends, especially the Canadian Craft Beer. Eli Gershkovitch has taken the ‘liquor store model’ to a whole new level. Using brews perfected in Gastown, Eli Gershkovitch has come up with the perfect ales, pilsners, and lagers that make Canadian revelers mouths’ water.


As the CEO of the Steamworks Brewing Company, Eli Gershkovitch has once again placed Canada on the global cartogram, helping a significant percentage of the Canadian Craft Beers scoop numerous awards in the just concluded Open Beer Championship. Some of the best Canadian Craft Beer brands in the market today include the Unibroue 17 Grande Reserve, Fat Tug IPA, Trois Pistoles, Peche Mortel En Fut De, Peche Mortel, and Nectarous.


To be the man he is today, Eli Gershkovitch has had to sacrifice a lot of time and energy to do what he loves best. Working as a pilot and lawyer but on a part time basis, Eli Gershkovitch has been able to create a balance between three distinct careers with being a master brewer dominating among the three. Currently, Steamworks Craft Breweries commands a huge following primarily because Canadians consider it the center of quality and value (CalgaryHerald). By using technology to his advantage, Eli Gershkovitch has been able to diversify and tap into markets that were once non-existent.


At the moment, Eli Gershkovitch is prospecting taking the business to the rest of the world, with the United States of America being his first pits stop. In a nutshell, Eli Gershkovitch has pioneered a new age whereby Canadian Craft Beer is now viewed by the rest of the world as the new black, something that was more of a fallacy a decade ago. It is without saying that out of the more than a hundred Canadian Craft Beers in production today, more than half of the batch beats beers from other parts of the world hands down.

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There was a time when Key Performance Indicator or KPI for short, for the shipping industry was measured according to their on time performance. Each type of transportation had its own criteria. For rail movement, it was measured according to schedule departures, ship and aircraft movement was measured by their on time performance and the trucking industry was measured by the service type. Each type was seen as a separate entity when talking about KPI. Not so anymore. With the progress that has been made in all things internet, it is now possible to see it as one unit or entity.

With all this new technology, it is technically possible to track a package from the time the sender takes it to the shipment office, to the point at which it is delivered to the recipient. The problem now industry observers are facing is that they are not getting all the pertinent data to make an informed analysis when deciding KPI. This is because, when a shipment involves most if not all of the different types of shipping, some of the data is either getting lost or is just not available (LinkedIn). For those of you who are trying to make a decision based on performance, this can be a problem. Data such as the cost of shipping, customs clearing, final mile delivery arrangements, Minimum Quantity Commitment (MQC) are now in jeopardy.

However, there is a method to tackle these problems and it is called Electronic Data Interchange or EDI. A company such as Edisoft specializes in this by offering several different products. Started in the mid-1990’s Edisoft spent considerable resources in solving the KPI conundrum. They got the best heads in the business and worked on a software that seamlessly integrates EDI with accounting as well as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. This allows businesses to take care of their shipping issues with their partners. The company offers several different end-to-end supply chain products such as Edisoft Merchant, MerchantXChange and Merchant QuickPAK. Edisoft Merchant is an integrated EDI platform, MerchantXChange is a Value Added Network and Merchant QuickPAK automates order promotion.

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When looking to start a new business for the very first time, young entrepreneurs often feel challenged at the thought of having to begin with little experience. Glen Wakeman, CEO, and Co-founder of LaunchPad Holdings serves as a stepping stone for self-starters to get their businesses up and running.


Wakeman has been praised for assisting start up businesses and contributing to their development. One of the most accessible ways to find out about different techniques to use as a beginner entrepreneur is through his blogs (Ideamensch). There, he discusses a variety of topics such as business transformation, leadership, emerging markets, etc. But by far the most successful feat accomplished by Wakeman has been his co-owned company, LaunchPad Holdings.


According to Wakeman, the idea of starting a business to help others came from turning ideas into money. From this, LaunchPad Holdings arose. Founded in 2015, their main mission statement is to create a clear path for entrepreneurs to follow, in order to increase their success rates.


Due to Glen Wakeman’s many successes, paying attention to some of his personal insight on different matters can prove to be very valuable as well. One of the most interesting responses from Wakeman came when asked: “What is the best 100 Dollars you have ever spent?” What did he respond? Well, it was investing in a Spanish language course. Learning a new language allowed him to open his mind towards new cultures and the many differences in the world. Not only has he said it, but most importantly he has lived it. Glen Wakeman has resided in six different countries and operates in 30 different regions worldwide. Being able to adapt to the different cultures of the world is an ever-growing importance in the changing global economy of today.


Whether it be his many successes such as his very own company LaunchPad Holdings or simply his words of wisdom, Glen Wakeman has proven to be truly a modern and revolutionary man when it comes to helping early-stage entrepreneurs.

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United Technologies continues to invest in people who are creative and intelligent. Without them, we would not have an improved future. For example, The Pratt and Whitney Geared Turbofan engine has gotten an investment of over $10 billion dollars that improves the jet engine. They have calculated and tested the engine to change by improving its fuel burn by 16%, emissions by 50% and noise footprint by 75%! This has changed the air we breathe. There are 14 airlines and 72 aircraft that have used this solution. The better our air crafts are becoming the better our tomorrow has become because of reduced carbon footprint. With that said, travelers can easily go around the world without a worry. Also, with the advances in our technologies, we are able to give out more jobs and opportunities for people who need them. In addition, companies which supply large products for these engines are also gaining profit for gain and advancement. These competitive fields for business have evolved people and the future.

The former chairman and CEO of UTC, Louis R. Chenevert, is a hard working person with an honorable background in his career. He has led his team to the top for the Pratt and Whitney engine. He has helped his team of talented aerospace engineers by placing them where their skills are needed in the commercial and military markets. He lowered the lay offs of the employees which make his team a happy place.

Louis R. Chenevert graduated from Université de Montréal, École des hautes études commerciales (HEC). This university is located in Canada and is a great school for students who want to look into the world’s leading research university. With the excellent research, he has been given the background to lead a team into a great future of improvements. Louis has great leadership skills and wants to change the future of people everywhere. Overall, there are always changes being made in the science of technology to better our world from disease or pollution. A great team of people is only the beginning of the future.