Business Leaders

Greater Quality Education From DeVos

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I believe the best type of education is one where people are taught how to think as opposed to what to think. I believe people do not learn as much when their thought is controlled. This is where alternative education and school choice comes in. Dick DeVos believes in that in particular. Not only is the DeVos family really big on education, but they are also big on giving. They definitely fight against the stereotype of the stingy wealthy person. In fact, the DeVos family is one of the most generous families when it comes to giving. I am impressed with how much they give. The DeVos family is especially looking for ways to bring about education reform for people to decide what type of education they want to receive. 

Dick DeVos himself is no stranger to hard work which I admire. He has worked many different jobs. DeVos also owns and runs a business called Amway. Dick has gone beyond his business pursuits and has even led quite a few community initiations. Among the community activities and campaigns that he has started was the Education Freedom Fund. This has been a progressive movement because underprivileged students were able to gain scholarships in order to continue their education and continue to make changes to their lives for their better.

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Glad to see the Grand Rapids area make another “best of” list! Thank you all for your role in making our city great.

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Dick DeVos’s experience in education shows that he is very passionate about making sure that students get a fair chance to make positive steps towards a successful career. He has also been very influential in the improvements in the health care industry in his community. Dick DeVos has also run for Governor of Michigan as a Republican candidate in 2006. He has also published a best-selling book under the title of Rediscovering American Values back in 1997. The book itself has been translated into seven different languages. Other activities that Dick has participated in is sailing. He is a two time National Champion at sailing. He also can pilot a helicopter and a jet aircraft. I believe he is a highly accomplished person.

Public Relations/Digital Marketing

Missouri Professor Melissa Click On The Right Side Of Student Rights Fight

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Although all the film footage shows Professor Melissa Click in the trenches screaming like a mad man, what see is screaming to the press and media was in defense of protesting students. She is facing very strong disapproval and may lose her job at Missouri State for defending students’ right to protest and preventing the press film their decision making process after learning that the president and chancellor had resigned. In an article in USA Today, she said she can defend her actions of asking for muscle to remove an unauthorized ESPN student reporter from recording the students but if you ask those stalked by paparrizzi, her reaction was mild and as she also points out should be taken in context. When she says that one incident should not prevent her from ever working again, another video pops up with her cursing, using defamatory language after being pushed by a police officer asking protesters to move to the sidewalk during a parade.

Rather than a smudge on the reputation of a career educator, this incident should be a recommendation for someone willing to fight in the trenches and defend the protesters. While the interim Chancellor and Board of Curators investigate and decide Professor Click’s fate, her resume and support letter signed by more than 100 faculty members should be helping her receive job offers from other colleges and universities who appreciate her passion and support of the student protesters.

Status Labs, an online reputation management firm who specializes in crisis management, is now involved and its president, Darius Maxwell Fisher, points out that she is on the right side and is being unfairly portrayed in the media and by public figures. Status Labs list of services include reputation management, search engine optimization, social media monitoring, content automation, public relations and crisis response. Reputation management should be a constant with individuals, businesses and companies who may be unfairly targeted, reviewed or accused in this time when the first place someone look to find information is on the internet.

Investment Advice

Important Tips on Smart Investing

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There are important considerations that a potential investor ought to consider when joining the Bourse. Due to the volatility and sometimes unpredictable nature of the stock market, it is necessary that one notes these considerations before going for a particular investment.

According to, is important to consider the state of the public company that you have an intention of investing in. These is done by looking at the financial books of the company to ascertain its financial worth as well as the management of the company and ensure that any woes do not attract negative publicity to the company.

It is also important for an investor to diversify his or her stock portfolio. This is particularly important as it significantly reduces the risk of incurring loss that would arise in investing in one stock whose price may plummet. When one is new in stock investing, it is essential to look for an investment banker who may advice on the promising stocks to buy and help an investor in diversifying his or her portfolio.

Another essential consideration that many investment magnets advice on is getting in the stock market with a view of investing for the long term also check the company on SEC. It is improper to join the market with a goal of making money out of short term stock investing. This is premised on the fact that the stock market is often volatile and doesn’t guarantee a short term investor on getting his money back when he needs it. One would likely get more financial benefits by investing in the long term like earning dividends and a high increase in the price of the stocks.

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North Korean Defector

Human Activist Yeonmi Park

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In a world where humanity faces all sorts of issues and struggles, it should be known that there are plenty of human rights activists out there to speak on such issues. Yeonmi Park, a North Korean native, is one example of these people.

Yeonmi Park was born on October 4, 1993 in the Hyesan district in North Korea. Her mother worked as a nurse for the North Korean Army and her father was a civil servant for the North Korean Worker’s Party. For most of her youth, her family was considered privileged and wealthy by most standards. However things changed as she got older, specifically after her father was accused of illegal activities such as insider trading and was imprisoned at one of the notorious prison camps. Between this and getting her hands on a pirated movie,Yeonmi Park eventually saw just how oppressive and brutal the government run by dictator Kim Jong-Il was, and thus prompted her and her family to escape the country.

Upon meeting up with her father at a later date, the first move the family made was to escape North Korea and flee into China. The family was able to successfully do this, while enlisting help from human traffickers who specialized in moving people. Her father did not make the journey, due to falling ill and later being diagnosed with colon cancer. Despite his sickness, the family pressed forward and eventually crossed into Mongolia, with Christian missionaries and other human rights activists aiding them. From there the family decided to take a risk and made their way to South Korea, where they were able to eventually start a new life.


Bringing The Drama

Queens of Drama Continue To Shine

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Daytimes favorite darlings team together put together their creativity to produce a new show. Queens of Drama follows the lives of Crystal Hunt, Vanessa Marcil, Hunter Tylo, Lindsay Hartley, and Donna Mills as they work to produce a show for network executives. The cameras capture the women as they brainstorm ideas and deal with the drama that comes with TV production.

One of the stars of the show is Crystal Hunt, who is no stranger to daytime. In 2003, she made her acting debut on the beloved soap opera Guiding Light. Hunt took over the role of Lizzie Spaulding, one of the central characters in the Spaulding family. Her tenure at Guiding Light lasted only 3 years, but during that time Hunt was praised by critics for her work and she earned a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2005.

After leaving the show in 2006, Hunt took a break from daytime to concentrate on other ventures. In 2007, she was cast alongside Amanda Bynes in the movie, Sydney White. By 2009, she made a return to daytime by landing the role of Stacy Morasco on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Although, Hunt’s bad girl character was a hit with fans, her time on the show didn’t last long. After 3 years, Hunt left One Life to Live. Since her soap opera days, Hunt has turned businesswoman by running a pet boutique in Florida called My Pets Dream Boutique. She also started working behind the camera by producing an indie film called Talbot County, which was released in 2015. Hunt also continues to be active in front of the camera. Crystal had a small role in Magic Mike XXL and she’s currently starring on the reality show, Queens of Drama, where she hopes to further her producing skills along with her fellow daytime pals.