Davos REG announces the release of the Davos CAP calculator

Gerard Gonzales, the Executive Director of Davos Real Estate Group (Davos REG), put his team together and in the presence of the company’s CEO, David Osio, announced the launch of Davos Cap Calculator, a mobile application that is set to revolutionize the real estate industry.

Davos REG is an independent company registered under Davos Financial Group, an organization founded by David Osio in 1993. Osio had an objective to provide financial solutions to different industries in the economy, including the real estate industry, and hence went ahead to found the group. Davos REG, being a subsidiary of the financial group, specializes in the real estate industry.

Gonzalez explains that they had been working for six months straight, prior to the launch of the application. They built it with the aim of presenting their clients with an innovative tool, which serves to let those who invest have a good vision of their financial situation when acquiring property. However, this wasn’t the only development that the real estate group had been working on during that time. The company has been looking to form international partnerships. To expand its boundaries, the company has been trying to make connections with real estate agents in Europe, more specifically, Spain.

The Davos Cap calculator comes with a lot of pleasant features. To begin with, Gonzalez states that the app is only available for iOS and android platforms. The company is, however, looking to improve on this. With the application, Davos REG clients will be able to estimate the gain of their assets. Aside from this, the app enables one to interactively chat with his representative agent in Davos REG. This will give one the ability to submit real estate reports in real time. A mortgage calculator feature has also been included in the application.

About David Osio

Having founded Davos Financial Group in 1993, David Osio is currently the CEO of the group. He created the company with the aim of providing financial advisory services in major sectors of the economy such as, the asset management industry, corporate planning, and banking services. Davos Financial Group has strategically established its offices in major cities such as Lisbon, and New York, in a bid to try and penetrate the international market. Before founding Davos Financial Group, Osio had played instrumental roles in bringing up various companies he had worked for, which helped to build his portfolio in management.

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Jason Hope Explore Internet of Things in Scottsdale

Advancements in smart devices are growing. The Internet of Things has become a very popular. The tech industry now has a popular catchphrase. When it comes to the Internet of Things, it is any type of device that is network-enabled. It allows 2-way communication. Home thermostats, pacemakers, refrigerators, or any other micro-scale transponders are examples of these devices. Because of the exponential growth in of the Internet of Things, the hospitality industry is going to benefit. Jason Hope believes that the hospitality industry is the next big sector.

The general public is quickly becoming accustomed to new applications with internet-enabled consumer devices, like tablets and smartphones. It is necessary for the hospitality industry to get on board as well because of the convenience of internet technology.

Consumers will get more use to these amenities in their home because of the Internet of Things, says Jason Hope. They will end up wanting these same amenities available to them when they are on the road as well. People are going to want to hook up their smartphone to the heating and A/C unit in their room.

In 2020, there are more than 26 billion units that are suppose to be installed. The hospitality industry is an easy, comfort, efficiency, as well as personal attention. Hundreds of solutions are offered by the Internet of Things. It will address many potential issues that guest services usually address. Here are some examples of what this technology can do:

* Items can be billed automatically.

* Inventory can be monitored.

* Refills can be automatically ordered.

This technology can even build a personalized guest profile. This is to make sure that the inventory is full of the visitor’s favorite snacks and drinks when they arrive. The technology can do more than that. For instance, this technology facial recognition software. A front desk receptionist is alerted about a returning guest as well as all of their personal preferences. This makes it easier for the hotel to give the visitor the most personalized service that they can get.

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About Jason Hope

Jason Hope is an entrepreneur, futurist, and inventor. He is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Hope has donated time and money to a few projects because of his passion for philanthropy. The projects he has donated time and money to are in the fields of scientific research, disease cure, education, as well as biotechnology.

Related: Interview with Tech Entrepreneur Jason Hope


How EOS Revolutionized Lip Balm

Chapstick has been the go-to lip balm for dry lips for years. A lip balm fan could go crazy and spring for cherry instead of original. Then came some of the competitors like Burt’s Bees, but they still looked the same. It was not until Evolution of Smooth and their colorful orbs came unto the scene that the dry lip sufferer got a fresh new product.

EOS sought to recreate the lip balm and they started with how they could engage all five senses. The orb gave users a whole new experience. These round balms gave the users a funky new taste and feel like never before. They became an instant hit. Orbs appeared in the hands of celebrities and across the front pages of the fashion magazines. The small 250 million company has now come in second place to Burt’s Bees. EOS lip balm currently sells 1 million units per week and it keeps going strong. The lip balm industry is a staple of many households, and EOS has made a name for themselves in an industry that is not going anywhere. http://www.target.com/p/eos-organic-lip-balm-sphere-strawberry-sorbet/-/A-13731791

Sanjiv Mehra, co-founder, pointed out that their intention was to make a product and distribute it. As a start up, EOS wanted to make a name for themselves. And they have. They appeal to a market that needs their new and trendy flavors, like watermelon. EOS products are available on Target, Walmart and even Ulta.


Securus Technologies Issues a Factual Statement to Counter Lies Spread by GTL

Securus Technologies, a globally recognized supplier of technology solutions for the corrections industry, has officially released corrections to the news issued by GTL on June 7, 2016. On its press release, GTL announced that the United States Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) had allowed it to seek damages and sanctions against Securus in forthcoming infringement charges in the Texas federal court. Securus Technologies has discredited this claim by confirming that PTAB is yet to make a decision during the forthcoming hearing.


According to Securus Technologies, the PTAB has not approved any of the 55 claims presented by GTL concerning the ‘816 patent. Additionally, the PTAB did not approve any innovations of the patent in question as being patentable. Securus has also confirmed that the court hearing is unlikely to take place anytime this year contrary to what GTL has been stating in its press release.


Since its establishment, Securus has strived to enter into innovative and acceptable financial transactions and agreements with firms that utilize its patented technology. The company has entered realistic licenses with other businesses including GTL. Instead of renewing licenses or contracts, GTL has committed millions of dollars in suing Securus over patent rights.


Securus Technologies


Securus Technologies aims at enhancing the incarceration experience and optimizing public safety by offering state-of-the-art technology solutions. Thousands of law enforcement and correctional facilities utilize Securus’ simple, reliable, and secure technology solutions for their operations. A team consisting of proficient engineers, thinkers, designers, and technologists develop Securus’ technology solutions. The main service center of Securus Technology is located in Dallas, Texas.


The company was established in 1986, and it has regional offices in Atlanta, Allen, and Carrollton. It has 30 years of experience of delivering top-notch technological solutions to the corrections industries. The company’s technical support group and customer care center offer full-time services. Securus Technologies is one of the dominant providers of corrections solutions with nearly 1,300 Associates nationwide.

Avi Weisfogel’s Passion for Dentistry

Avi Weisfogel discovered he had a strong passion for dentistry when he was very young. He started practicing right after graduating from the New York University with a Dentistry degree. He worked at Old Bridge Dental Care, a dental office in New Jersey, for a few years after which he decided to start his own practice.


Successful Business Ventures


Avi has had quite a number of successful business ventures. One of these is Dental Sleep Masters (DSM) which is based in New Jersey. DSM does research on sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea and then involves other specialists in the area in developing treatments for these disorders. Through DSM, he also teaches other dentists and patients the connection between one’s oral health and sleep disorders and how to effectively deal with these using oral devices. Avi Weisfogel has been doing this for more than 15 years and is an expert in the field.




Avi Weisfogel believes in giving back to the community. He loves children and therefore supports Operation Smile, a charity which collects funds to help children with congenital facial deformities. Through this charity, doctors who have specialized in different areas of medicine come together to provide their services to these children and make their lives better. The charity has helped children in more than 80 countries and given them a chance at life. Avi Weisfogel recently opened a Go Fund Me page for the charity organization. He is also a huge fan of hockey and supports the New York Rangers hockey team. The team has a youth program where it organizes hockey camps for youngsters to teach them about hockey.


Bottom Line


Avi Weisfogel loves a challenge and takes on very complex dental issues which he does research on and tries to solve. He has an active social media presence and uses his pages to spread awareness on various dental issues. He has a YouTube channel and Tumblr blog which he uses to enlighten people on various issues to do with oral hygiene and sleep disorders and how they are related. Thanks to his hard work, Dr. Weisfogel has been recognized as Best Dentist in New Jersey several times.


Squaw Valley Is Open For Skiing In Spite Of An Upper Mountain Water Issue

When Squaw Valley became a ski resort, there wasn’t much happening around the Lake Tahoe area. In 1949, Alex Cushing opened the ski lodge because he thought the skiing was better in the Western part of the United States. Cushing was an East Coast boy and an avid East Coast Skier. Cushing was right. Once the word got out that there was a new ski lodge near the border of Nevada and California business started to boom. The slopes in Squaw Valley were better than the slopes in Vermont. Even the Colorado ski aficionados came to Squaw Valley to test the slopes. When the Olympic Committee made the announcement in the 1950s, the Cushing’s were a little surprised by it. The committee wanted Squaw Valley to host the 1960 Winter Olympic games. The Cushing’s may have been surprised by the announcement, but the people that visited the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range resort were not surprised.

Squaw Valley became a top-rated ski destination in the 1960s. Thanks to the Olympics, the resort became a favorite stop for celebrities, politicians, professional skiers, and anyone else that enjoyed winter sports. The Cushing family kept control of the resort until the family hired Andy Wirth in 2010. By that time, the resort needed a facelift, and the family wanted Wirth to oversee the project. Wirth was the Marketing Director for the Steamboat Springs Ski Resort in Colorado when the Cushing’s contacted him. Andy became the first non-family member president of the resort. Wirth is now the CEO of the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort. Squaw Valley merged with Alpine Meadows for several reasons. The 2010 facelift and the merger with Alpine Meadows, kept Squaw Valley on top in the ski industry.

The West Coast drought has not been kind to ski resorts over the last five years. Many ski resorts have closed, and others have been counting pennies in order to survive. Squaw Valley has survived, and thanks to a successful 2015/2016 season, the resort is stronger than ever. In fact, Wirth has been pushing a $1 billion expansion program for more than five years. The 94-acre expansion will add more than 1,500 hotel rooms, and condos as well as more restaurants, shops and clothing boutiques.

Read more: Squaw Valley issues statement on upper mountain water quality

When a major rainstorm hit the upper mountain section of Squaw Valley in October 2016, four wells that provide drinking water for two sections of the resort were flooded. When the water receded, the staff checked the water and found E. Coli and coliform in the wells. Liesl Kenney, the Public Relations Director for Squaw Valley, released a statement to the Sierra Sun explaining the resort’s course of action. The wells were shut down, and restaurants in the High Camp and Gold Coast areas were closed. The Environmental Health Department and the Squaw Valley Utility District were notified. Other health experts were called in to assist in the clean up.

Kenney also said three of the four wells are now E. coli free, but low levels of coliform are still present. The wells will remain closed until all signs of the bacteria are gone. The skiers were not inconvenienced by the water issue, and no illnesses were reported.

The Family Place Receives Support From James Dondero

Recently, James Dondero of Highland Capital Management announced that the company has awarded a challenge grant of $1 million to assist the Family Place. The organization supports victims of family violence in Dallas.

The grant, from Highland Capital Management, is meant to help the Dallas organization raise $ 2.8 million, which is the final part of its Legacy Campaign. This announcement was made in Dallas’ Hilton Anatole during The Family Places 21st Annual Texas Trailblazers Awards Luncheon.

According to The Dallas Journal, James’s company will match any money raised by 50 percent until April 2017. The grant will be administered through Highland’s philanthropic arm, Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc.

To date, the organization has already raised $200,000 for the Legacy Campaign. Highland will contribute $100,000 to match the funds raised by 50 percent. The total amount of money needed is $ 16.5 million. Highland’s grant will help The Family Place achieve the remaining amount of $2.8 million.

According to Dondero, Highland’s grant is an answer to a call to action made by Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings and Dallas Police Chief, David Brown. The two requested the community to contribute and help in finding a solution to family violence in Dallas. James Dondero said that communities achieve different objectives through action.

Additionally, he noted that Highland was impressed by the way The Family Place managed the Legacy Campaign in just one year. Dondero contended that they were happy to collaborate with thoughtful members of the community in such an important initiative.

The Family Place CEO, Paige Flink, asserted that the Legacy Campaign offered individuals with a chance to offer life-changing service to the victims of family violence. The organization supports the construction and operations of a Central Dallas Counseling Center named in honor of Ann Moody. It provides help to individuals who have been affected by family violence.

About James Dondero

James Dondero is an expert in credit markets. He has worked in the industry for over 30 years. Presently, he serves as the president of Highland Capital Management. He co-founded the company, which is one of the most successful financial investment companies, in 1993. Dondero has been a pioneer of many products and services that have had a big impact in the industry. Some of the products that he helped develop include the collateralized loan obligations.

As the head of the company, Dondero is responsible for the investment strategies and operations of the business. His leadership in different funds has won him several awards. Dondero is a Certified Financial Analyst. Moreover, he is a Certified Management Accountant. James is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he majored in Accounting and Finance.

Capital Group Continues to Grows Slow and Steady

Tim Armour has been in the investment business a long time. He attended Middlebury College of Vermont where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in economics. He has worked his entire career at the Capital Group spending the last thirty-two years with them. Tim started in the Associates Program where he managed to be promoted through various ranks over the years. He was an equity investment analyst covering global communications, a portfolio manager and most recently chairman of the management committee.

Tim was named the chairman and chief executive office in July of 2015 when Jim Rothenberg passed away suddenly from a heart attack. He was 69 and was on vacation when this sad event occurred. Tim was groomed for the position even though, Rob Lovelace would have been a good option as well. Rob is the grandson of the company’s founder, Jonathan Lovelace.

In October of 2015, the Capital Group and Samsung Asset Management created a partnership to provide retirement solutions and asset allocation products. The Samsung Asset Management is located in Korea. Capital Group will provide much-needed direction to encourage “Capital-style active management.” Samsung Asset Management has a lofty goal of becoming one of the top three homegrown asset management companies by 2020. Tim Armour’s comments included working together to create for investment solutions, retirement and insurance related benefits in the Korean market.

Tim Armour had some interesting insights into the market selloff that occurred in September 2015. The selloff occurred due to the transition of the economy moving toward more of an open system being lead by consumers. He indicated investors should be ready, as the transition may not be seamless but will give the opportunity to invest in strong companies while the dollar is down. Getting through the low times and making the most of other peoples reactions to the market can provide great gains in the future if you are slow and steady.

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Keeping Customers Happy is Handy Inc.’s Secret to Success

“Learn from how Handy Inc. expands its brand, Grasshopper.” The home cleaning niche is quite competitive with one failure, possibly leading to complete disaster. That might be why Handy Inc. expanded into furniture delivery. It has diversified its bottom line and established the possibility for scalability.

“Simple $49 Flat Fee”

You don’t need to hire your own movers, when you get Ikea furniture delivered, just call Handy Inc. This move provides a number of benefits for Handy Inc., including diversification, more contact points and improved margins. The overall customer base can be expanded with this expansion.

Scalability is now available when the firm adds new services to its basic menu. Other failed firms, such as Homejoy had failed to satisfy this scalability feature. That might be why Helpling decided not to acquire Homejoy.

“Healthy Handy Statistics”

Handy Inc. has more than $1 million booked per week and around 100,000 bookings each month. An estimated 80% are from the most valuable repeat users. Handy Inc. is continuing to turn heads and raise more capital, by conducting business, “the right way.” Handy allows its customers to book online (https://www.handy.com/services) in 60 seconds and offers a 100% money-back guarantee.

Its customers are raving – “By far the best home cleaning I’ve ever had! The cleaner was on-time, professional and left my place spotless!” said Anna from New York. The firm has been promoted on CNBC, Bloomberg and in the New York Times. Handy keeps on making its customers happy, no matter their needs. That is their secret to success.


Doe Deere’s Love For Others Drives Her Company

It’s not very often that a person enters the business world and immediately starts turning heads in a big and bold way. That’s exactly what happened the moment Doe Deere decided that she wanted to start her own makeup business. She already had bold ideas and a bold appearance to go along with it. She just knew that she couldn’t be the only person out there with a passion for bright and colorful makeup. That’s how she knew something had to be done and thus was born Lime Crime.


Deere started Lime Crime simply out of a need for a certain product. She realized that there was a large variety of makeup out there but surprisingly none was quite what she was looking for. Deere needed colors and textures that would make her stand out in a crowd. She wanted blues, pinks, glitter, and more. She couldn’t find that anywhere! That’s when she realized that other people were probably looking as well and thus was born Lime Crime.


Deere didn’t start Lime Crime to make a profit. She started it because she truly believes makeup is an art. Artists deserve to have all the best colors available. That’s not the case with makeup and many makeup companies. They only sell colors that they think the masses will consume. These are typically reds and pinks for lipstick and browns and tans for eyeshadow. Deere knew there were so many more colors out there that needed to come in the form of makeup! That was one of the driving forces behind Lime Crime.


Deere has also seen a lot of success in the business world because she treats everyone with respect and love. She understands others and therefore helps to boost them up instead of tear them down, especially if they are other women trying to start up a business. Deere also treats her employees kindly because she understands that they are the backbone to her company. Deere treats her customers well because she understands that they are truly what drives her company. Therefore she just wants to make them happy. She does what she can to listen to their needs and manufacture products based off of it. Deere just wants to create makeup that pleases everyone. That’s why she has such a large variety of colors and products. That’s also why her products are vegan-friendly. She never wanted to exclude anyone when it came to her company.