Whether you know it or not, you have in all likelihood eaten food items before that were produced by OSI Group. The Aurora, Illinois based food processing and solutions company is one of the global leaders in the field of food wholesale to food service and retail organizations. Anyone would recognize McDonald’s restaurants as a household name, but they might not realize that the food the fast food giant serves is provided by OSI Group. OSI Group also provides food products to other recognizable industry names such as Papa John’s and KFC, just to name a few more. The company was founded as a local meat grocer in Oak Park, Illinois just a few years after the turn of the Twentieth Century and had been growing ever since. The company now has major operations in seventeen different countries globally in which a total of eighty facilities operate. The company has been on a continual path of expansion over the last forty plus years under the guidance of visionary executives such as Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald. These expansions have continued recently with some significant gains in the European and Australian markets.
OSI Group’s President and board member David McDonald has been with the company since his 1987 graduation from Iowa State University. His role with OSI from the very beginning saw him involved in company expansion and growth initiatives and he continues to work hard in these areas today as one of the firms top executives. David McDonald believes that the growth of partnerships have been a major driving factor in why OSI Group has been able to succeed at expanding to such a global level of success. David McDonald foresees this sort of success continuing along the path it has been on in the coming years. In his assessment, David believes the company will accomplish this by both continuing to do what it has always done, provide its customers with the best possible service, while also continuing to find ways to innovate and come up with the most creative solutions for customers in an always changing market.
Recent years have seen big gains for OSI Group. Of particular note have been the company’s expansion efforts in Europe which have seen the acquisitions of Dutch company Baho Food and British company Flagship Europe as well as a huge upgrade to the processing capacity of the firm’s plant in Toledo, Spain. OSI Group also recently announced a major merger with Australian food provider Turi Foods. David McDonald has expressed his excitement in regard to this exciting development and emphasized that the merger is a huge boost to OSI’s ability to serve is Australian customers at the highest level possible.
David McDonald info: inspirery.com/david-mcdonald/
It may be easy to survive some market forces that come in the first months of operation; however, it takes a stronger propeller to overcome wild market storms and waves if you have been in operation for 80 years. Many companies come and go especially in the modern market, others run bankrupt but IC System Company has been able to sail through the waters and has turned out to be one of the most successful companies.
IC System was founded by Ruth and Jack Erickson in 1938 with an aim of offering their customers integral and ethical services which as a matter of fact, they have been driving on these two principles for 8 decades. Basically, the Company is well known for innovation and enforcement in accounts receivable recovery industry. This is well seen when they became the very first agency to use computers instead of typewriters all over the United States back in 1968 (Bloomberg).
The IC System has its headquarters in St. Paul, in Minnesota and has not failed even in a single day to offer their clients honest and ethical solutions so as to improve their financial outcomes. Their team of representatives is well trained on the same principles hence satisfying their clients fully. They aim at becoming the best and most trusted receivable management agency among the other creditors. The core values of IC System determine every operation in the company. Some of the Company’s core aspects include: respecting their customers, integrity, delivering great performances that are beyond expectations of customers, taking pride in what they do, and innovating new ways of doing things.
There is a culture in IC System that, if an employee identifies their colleagues demonstrating the above core values, they nominate them into Core value Award which is given to one person quarterly. In 1981, the company came up with its own in-house charity committee, E.C.H.O, which is made up of various employees who love helping the community and even their fellow employees through charity works. For example in American Cancer Society, Arming Heroes, White Bear Lake Food Shelf, American Red Cross and other charities. No wonder they have received several Awards.
People will always standup whenever there is an injustice, and this is a fascinating aspect of the social and political dynamics of our civilization. The judiciary and the court system have been part of our society, and throughout history, their rulings have changed and affected events of the future.
One of the most significant judgments was one done by the Supreme Court of the United States Citizens United against Federal Election Commission. The ruling stirred an uproar in the whole country as private corporations and individuals were allowed to fund political campaigns without any form regulation. Similar to other cases such as the Brown against Board of Education that have stood out to be controversial rulings.
Citizen United and most of the people of the United States including some Republican supporters have a different opinion regarding the election law that deprived people of their freedom of speech. End Citizens United has its objective to support candidates that are in favour of improving the rules about campaign finance.
Currently, reports indicate that an extended number of leaders in the Republican Party do not support the amendment of the laws about the financing of campaigns. End Citizens United has been using the digital platform as a way of raising funds to help Democrats and individuals that pledge to change the election finance bill. One of the most outstanding victories of Citizens United is the campaigning for the year 2004 that featured the triumph of Howard Dean.
Famous campaigns like the Obama campaign in 2008 also showed how small donors could influence the political future of the nation. End Citizens United has indeed created a collaborative environment where individuals are having the same goal are brought together. Ever since its founding in 2015, Citizens United has sought to fight Citizen United operations that take advantage of substantial unregulated funds from cooperations. End Citizens United is focused on bestowing the electoral voice back to individuals as the ruling of the Supreme Court gave way for associations to have more say in the political culture of the people. More open government firms and political activists linked to the Democrats have joined in the fight to put an end to Citizens United. The Centre for Political Accountability, the Sunlight Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the League of Women Voters are part of the organizations that have opposed the undertakings of Citizens United.
End Citizens United info: endcitizensunited.org/about/
Lime Crime is a vegan and cruelty free cosmetic line that has made waves in the online cosmetics industry. Recently, Lime Crime released a teaser image for a new product. The fans immediately started to make their best guesses as to what it was. From the teaser image it was clear that the new product was a palette of some kind, possibly eyeshadow. Most of the fans were making it clear that they wanted a new Venus palette. They were looking for more colors to complement the already wildly popular Venus I, Venus II and Venus XL eyeshadow palettes. When the item was fully released late this April, the fans were not disappointed. Venus III has been released to Lime Crime’s customers, the latest in heavenly grunge eyeshadow.
Lime Crime has always been in the forefront of creative, wild and vibrantly pigmented makeup. This new addition to their Venus line is showing to be quite the hit. With Venus III bearing eyeshadows named Rapture, Paradise and Beam, the grunge inspired colors have an angelic hint to them. The colors themselves are blissfully full of pinks and purples rather than more neutral and natural colors, just as their fans were begging for. The eyeshadow is designed to go on the skin smoothly and last all day. Lime Crime caters to what they call “fashion unicorns” or people who love unique colors and vibrant taste. Their products meet those needs from impossibly shimmery lip gloss to brilliant hair dye. These products are also vegan and cruelty free. It seems like Lime Crime themselves are a unicorn of sorts.
Their fans so far are very pleased with the reveal, and are anxiously waiting for what Lime Crime will do next. They have a special email list to join if you want to be one of the first to know what new things will be released. Lime Crime really looks out for their customers in quality, and standards. They seek to provide products that have been asked for. Lime Crime is going strong and doesn’t look like they’ll be slowing down any time soon.
Jason Hope is a philanthropist from Scottsdale Arizona. He is a huge proponent of research in the area of anti-aging. In support of this research, he has made major donations to anti-aging research organization SENS. Diseases and other health issues are rampant across humanity but the one common ailment that affects the entirety of the human race is aging. Disease is also a huge cause of aging. As a person ages, they become more susceptible to disease. SENS makes a huge part of its research revolve around finding solutions to the diseases that contribute to aging. Conditions such as cancer, arthritis and high blood pressure are all associated with aging and SENS strives to find a way to end these issues rather than taking the traditional approach medicine has used of combating the symptoms.
These diseases that tend to spring forward as a person ages have impacts on entire communities and drastically reduce the quality of the person’s life. Jason Hope contributes to organizations like SENS because it embraces a different approach to combating these issues. Jason Hope wants to see aging slowed down and reversed rather than medicated. He has supported groups like SENS for a number of years and made his first donation to the organization in 2010 when he provided $500 thousand. SENS focusses its program on biotechnology as a way to find new approaches to treating and preventing the diseases that reduce the quality of human life.
SENS study’s living organisms and organic systems to develop new products that improve human life. The organization also works for the improvement of agricultural methods, food production and increasing understanding of medicine and its uses combating disease.
SENS Research Foundation was founded in 2009 by Aubrey de Grey. Its mission is to research into programs designed to combat aging and learn more about it. SENS defines its mission as aiming to “transform the way the world researches and treats age-related disease. SENS also gives funding to promising organizations doing similar research and has funded programs at academic powerhouse institutions such a the University of Arizona, Cambridge, Yale and Harvard.
Jason Hope supports this amazing research because the conventional health sector has not spent enough time researching in this critical area. He wants to facilitate the work that needs to be done. The end results of the important research being done by SENS could mean a new dawn for the human race.
Jason Hope’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/public/Jason-Hope