Browse Month: October 2017

Lacey and Larkin Talk about Their Frontera Fund

There are a lot of racial issues in America these days. Much of it gets covered by the media, but sometimes that gets the reporters in trouble. Usually, there’s a slap on the wrist, assuming anything illegal has occurred. In some cases, reporters are arrested because of a corrupt law enforcer.

That’s what happened to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. In 2007, they were arrested and jailed under the order Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. They’d done nothing illegal and upon their release, they sued the county and were awarded a $3.75 million settlement.

All of this happened because Sheriff Arpaio wanted to destroy Lacey and Larkin and their newspaper. He violated their rights and broke several laws in his pursuit of vengeance. Fighting against great odds is nothing new to the two media executives. They’d been defending their right to free speech for decades, so one tiny sheriff wasn’t a threat to them. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Twitter

The threatening part was the sheriff’s devotion to their destruction. Inevitably, it was that same devotion that landed Maricopa County in a court case against Lacey and Larkin. After their victory, they dedicated the settlement to supporting local civil, human, and migrant rights groups.

The event in question occurred on October 18, 2007. That was the day that Sheriff Arpaio sent the “Selective Enforcement Unit” to Lacey and Larkin’s Phoenix-area homes to arrest them. They were pulled from their homes in the middle of the night and forced into two unmarked SUVs. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

From there, they were taken to two different jails where Arpaio tried to force them to give up the personal information of all of their employees. He also wanted the names of anyone who might have read any of the articles they’d written about his activities. He tried to accomplish all of this by using fake subpoenas he got signed by a vengeful prosecutor.

Fighting a corrupt sheriff is not what Lacey thought he’d be doing this late in life. In the past, Jim and Larkin went toe-to-toe with a lot of ultra-conservatives. They even met while attending Arizona State University during a protest.

They noticed how the ultra-conservative media portrayed the antiwar protests and wanted to report on them fairly. Eventually, they dropped out of school and started their first newspaper. Recently, they sold the media conglomerate they’d built, Village Voice Media.

Goettl Air Conditioning

Goettl Air Conditioning acquired Walton’s Heating and Air three months ago. This is a family owned HVAC company that is based in Southern California. The announcement of the deal did not disclose any financial details. This acquisition enables Goettl to solidify a presence in California. It has locations in Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Tucson. This allows Walton’s Heating and Air company to expand beyond what Todd Longbrake could do on his own. Longbrake is the owner of Walton’s Company. He said that he managed to grow the family-owned business as far as he could, but it remained stagnant. Goettl was interested in acquiring Walton’s as early as 2015, but Longbrake was reluctant to consider the deal. For more details visit Crunchbase.

Longbrake decided to give it a chance after hearing promising comments about Goettl and Ken Goodrich from some employees in the HVAC industry. Walton’s Company began to record a ten-fold growth index after finalizing the acquisition in mid-2015. Major changes were introduced after the acquisition. Goodrich maintained Longbrake as a sales manager and field supervisor. Longbrake was assimilated into Goettl Company’s culture and was recognized as a leader within the entire organization. You can check out legacy.com to see more.

According to Norcal News, the acquisition was completed two years ago, but the announcement was delayed until July 2017. This was due to the marketing complications and operational issues within Walton’s. Longbrake was convinced to partner with Goettl Air Conditioning because it is a pioneer industry with a reputable legacy. Gust and Adam Goettl established Goettl Company. They worked together and designed refrigerated AC unit and Phoenix area’s first evaporative cooler to regulate the severe desert temperature. Goettl brand has become the most trusted and leading name in the industry since then. It managed to go through decades of changes in technology successfully.

Goettl ensures that every customer gets value for their money when they decide to work for the company. Goettl pride itself in accomplishing their job as expected and satisfying their customers. They have employed highly skilled employees. Their policy is to continuously train technicians to design premium and unique products and services that you would hardly find in any other place. They are able to achieve this because every technician at the company is “Sadie Certified.” They also pass a thorough drug and background test to their employees. Every job that is secured in the company comes with a free Goettl flashlight. No other company does air conditioning better than Goettl does.

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The Contribution Of Betsy DeVos To The Education System

As a renowned business leader and philanthropist, Betsy DeVos has always strived to ensure that the American education system undergoes reforms. She has supported various initiatives that seek to bring equality in the education sector. Her involvement in politics and matters education has earned her a lot of accolades. Recently, Betsy DeVos was chosen by President Trump to fill the position of cabinet secretary for education in Trump’s government. Betsy was the ideal candidate for the job given her vast experience in the education sector.

 

Betsy has also been pushing for reforms in the school system, something that shows that she has her job figured out even before she assumes office. Betsy DeVos draws much of her business acumen from his dad. Betsy is the daughter of acclaimed businessman Edgar Prince who started the Prince Corporation. Throughout her childhood, Betsy was nurtured in business by his father. Betsy made his fortune in the manufacturing industry and also through the family business, Prince Corporation that deals with the distribution of spare car parts.

 

Betsy DeVos is married to Dick DeVos, an accomplished business leader, and philanthropist. The couple founded The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation which is involved in charitable initiatives across the US. Betsy DeVos has also been active in the politics of the United States. Her involvement with the Republican Party politics has seen her campaign for various leaders such as George Bush in the 2002 presidential election. Betsy has also served the Republican Party in different posts, first as a delegate and then as a member of the Republican Party National Committee. Betsy’s family remains to be one of the biggest donors to the Republican Party. To date, the couple has channeled over $17 million to the operations of the political outfit.

 

The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation were started in the late 1980s. The charity was a response to the educational needs of the modern-day student. The organization has played a significant role in ensuring that charter schools receive the recognition they deserve in the American education system. The family foundation has also come up with initiatives that seek to improve the subjects of arts and leadership in American education sector. Betsy has always supported Christian institutions because they help impart virtues in the students. With her new role as the secretary of education in the Trump government, many Americans are optimistic that Betsy DeVos will implement her reform agenda so that equality is brought into the classrooms of the United States.

 

To learn more about Betsy DeVos, visit http://www.betsydevos.com/.

Cosmetic Professional, Doe Deere, Talks Secrets To Success

Are you a part of the velvetine cosmetic trend? If so, successful female entrepreneur, marketing tech, and technology analyst, Doe Deere, was one of the first to use this formula to base her cosmetics. That’s right; Deere, understood the concept of taking risks to be successful in business. She tells Savior LaFlair online magazine her cosmetics were designed to empower girls, and guys around the world. The bold color choices with her cosmetics allows her wearers to find their unique identity, ok r spruce up their traditional look. Deere, admits her cosmetics lead her wearers to be unique in themselves. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/doe-deere/

 

She also gives away the keys to success by telling LaFlair readers, being the flame behind your dreams is important to your success. She says, she put forth the effort of establishing her brand with design school certification from New York. Deere, is originally from Russia, and got her start in marketing by popularizing novelty tattoos to her friends. She began to wear them, and her friends considered them a must have, and she quickly became a young entrepreneur. Deere realized she loved branding products people would enjoy while appreciating the people who attend her events, and buy her products.

 

Lime Crime is a trendy cosmetic line with the cool super-foil base, preferred by busy professionals, entertainers, and young adults. Their unique 100% waterproof ingredients are completely waterproof, and Leap Bunny approved. As an animal lover, Deere was adamant about producing cruelty-free cosmetics. They offer a wonderful line of lipstick,Zone and eye-shadow products with Lime Crime. In fact, their moist-to-mold application is hypoallergenic for all skin types including sensitive skin. You won’t find LC cosmetics at local retailers, but they offer a detailed listing of their products conveniently on their website. They provides their colors on models with different skin types giving their customers an opportunity to know how it looks before they buy it.

 

Doe Deere has expanded her colors to a popular hair dye collection under the Unicorn name. She understood how important it is to build on your craft in business. Her hair dye collection offers the intricate colors customers are use to including Mint Kisser, and Purple Sorbet. You enjoy a full 700 ml jar with one permanent, or two temporary applications. Give your dull boring colors a surprise new look, and impress your friends with your daring color choices. You’ll love the endless colors available for your hair under the Unicorn name. Learn more: http://doedeerefam.com/

 

Scandal is amazing brand by the LC name, and hasn’t had a problem standing out as their own lives lipstick brand. Their whooping amazing 1.4 million Instagram followers have dubbed the exhilirating purple-violet hue a popular brand. The newly branded lipstick is also waterproof, and safe for all skin types. Deere, tells her followers she is always creating new colors, they’ll love. Her recent Candy Pocket Palette has been very successful among her users, and offers a buttery line of over 5 colors in each palette. You’re invited to join the Lime Crime cosmetic family today.

 

The Frontera Fund Already Organizing For DACA Phase Out

The Frontera Fund, established by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin with the funds won in a financial settlement for illegal detention against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has been organizing for some time to prepare for the repeal of DACA. The so-called ‘dreamers’ who are protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals provides individuals brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents as children with a two-year renewable visa allowing them to work and live legally in the U.S.

 

Although President Donald Trump had made the repeal of DACA, initially established by President Barrack Obama, a campaign promise during the 2016 election, he had attempted to sidestep the issue in the first months of his Administration; Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, had threatened legal action if DACA was not withdrawn by the September 5, 2017, deadline. The Trump Administration has since announced a phasing out period for DACA that has been anticipated for a number of months by The Frontera Fund, who have been preparing for this day by organizing in a similar way to that seen in 2012.

 

Pressure had begun to mount on the Trump Administration when nine other Republican-controlled states joined the call for a phasing out of the DACA program, which has had a positive effect on an estimated 800,000 ‘dreamers’ brought to the U.S. by their parents. The Frontera Fund reports the Head of the Department of Homeland Security went so far as to attend a meeting of the Hispanic Caucus in Washington to explain how the phasing out of the program would affect communities across the U.S. and the 800,000 ‘dreamers’ already registered for DACA.

 

The Frontera Fund has been vocal in its support of DACA across the five years it has been in operation and has benefitted the economy of the U.S. in a range of different ways. Those who have chosen to take part in the DACA program have shown a 95 percent study and work rate, with the contribution made to many different companies called invaluable by industry leaders. Earnings for those registered under DACA are shown to have risen to a higher level than those seen in illegal immigrant not registered with DACA, bringing in many new taxes to the government of the U.S.

More Stores For Customers of Growing Fabletics Brand

There has been a lot of debate about how well Fabletics will do in the near future. This company has been around for over a decade, and now Kate Hudson is planning to go forth with a completely new plan. She has a desire to open as many as 100 stores in the near future. This is a complete shift from what this store has represented for the last decade.

 

It is true that there are some Fabletics stores in place right now, but this is not what people have become accustomed to. More than half of the people that shop Fabletics are utilizing the website. This is the case because the large majority of people that are fans of Fabletics do not even live in a state where they have a Fabletics store. The reason for this has to do with the limited number of stores that are actually in existence. People can find one of these stores in large metropolitan areas like California or New York, but someone that is interested in buying clothes from Fabletics in Kentucky or Ohio would be out of luck in a physical store. Kate Hudson realizes that her customer base has been largely connected to a web audience, but she wants to make some changes with this.

 

She wants people in Florida or Georgia to have the ability to go right into a store and try on clothes from Fabletics. Even though the internet has been where the large majority of her audience has been connected to her brand she wants to expand. This will not be an easy task because people have become accustomed to shopping through this website on the internet. Kate Hudson believes that it is still a possibility, however, because she knows that there are a lot of people that are ordering clothes online that would actually spend time in a Fabletics store if they could try on clothes. The reason for this has to do with comfort. As people lose weight they find that it is to their advantage to try on the clothes that they are working out in.

 

Kate can see this because she is someone that likes to work out. She puts a lot of time and effort into designing these clothes because she realizes that people must have a certain level of comfort when they are stretching and running on a regular basis. No one is going to want to do yoga in clothes that are not comfortable. This is why the physical stores are going to be relevant.

 

Kate Hudson realizes that there is going to be a huge risk to be taken with opening all of these physical stores, but she knows that the payoff will be just as great if she can attract people that have not been utilizing the website. There’s only so much that she can do to get fans to go to the website. With more physical stores Fabletics can get foot track from other stores nearby.