Dr. Mark McKenna’s Commitment to his New Orleans Community

As a Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners licensed doctor, Dr. Mark McKenna has given more than ten years of service to society. During his studies, Dr. Mark McKenna attended the Tulane University Medical School where he graduated with a degree in medicine. He immediately after completing his studies joined his father in practicing medicine. Despite his practice of medicine, Dr. Mark McKenna did not abandon his entrepreneurial ambitions.

He concurrently launched a boutique real investment firm known as McKenna Venture Investment. The company adopted an aggressive approach and soon acquired Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. Having adopted an aggressive growth strategy the company soon grew its employee base to more than fifty. McKenna Venture Investment offers a variety of services including real estate closing services, finance, and turnkey design-build.

As the August 2005 Hurricane Katrina wrecked the city of New Orleans, most properties of many individuals including Dr. Mark McKenna were destroyed. Being a person with the interests of the community at heart, he participated aggressively in the rebuilding of the communities in New Orleans.

In 2007, he founded a wellness and aesthetic based company known as ShapeMed. On November 1st, 2014, ShapeMed was taken over by Life Time Fitness Inc. As part of the deal, Dr. Mark McKenna was appointed National Medical Director of Life Time Fitness Inc. He held the position until July 2016.

In July 2017, Dr. McKenna was at his entrepreneurial best again. He founded a consumer-facing, technology-enabled, medical aesthetics company. The company looks forward to revolutionizing elective healthcare. Dr. Mark McKenna is a family man with a wife and a daughter. He runs a busy daily schedule that includes waking up early, working late, and hitting the gym for Jiu-Jitsu training before resorting to working again. He is a respected member of renowned Entrepreneurs Organization. He has also on a previous occasion offered his services in the board of New Orleans Industrial Development Board and the board of New Orleans Jazz Festival. The commitment to his community is unparalleled whether he is doing it professionally as a doctor or as an entrepreneur.

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White Shark Media Makes It to Inc 5000 List

White Shark Media is a digital marketing and advertising agency. They have been listed on Inc Magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in America. This is the third year they have been listed. They have achieved a whopping growth rate of over 575% in the past 3 years. They have even made it to the list of the top 1000 fastest growing companies in the United States. There are millions of companies in the United States, but only a select few managed to make it to this list. Thousands of small businesses trust White Shark Media to manage their digital marketing campaigns.

White Shark Media’s customers have only glowing words to say about White Shark Media. For example, Todd, who is a painter in Canada, says that White Shark Media will be the only company he will be using for his digital marketing campaigns. Aaron, who owns an e-commerce store in Iowa, says that the customer support team at White Shark Media has helped him grow his business at a great rate. Max, who owns a software company in Minnesota, says that White Shark Media is the Adwords company that he has always wanted. Catalin, who owns jewelry stores in New Jersey, says that White Shark Media is always up-to-date with the latest knowledge. Rafael, who owns a transportation company in California, says that he recommends White Shark Media to anyone who wishes to advertise. Linda, who owns a printing company in Washington, says that White Shark Media has dramatically improved her performance. Ronald who owns Snorkel Tours in Hawaii, says that White Shark Media is the most proactive company that he has ever seen. Melissa, who owns construction services in Connecticut, says that she had a very positive experience working with White Shark Media.

The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund Aims at Correcting Societal Injustices

The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund was founded by two journalists, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. These two got arrested for providing online information on the injustices committed by local authorities. Joe Arpaio, the sheriff in question, went to their homes at night to arrest them for crimes they did not commit. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

Upon hearing of the case, they were proved innocent by the court of law. Thus, they were awarded a settlement fee in form of compensation for accusing them falsely. It is this money that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin used to establish Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund.

Since the initiation of the organization, the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund has helped in correcting injustices within the society. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have achieved this by chanelling donations and funds to organizations that fight for human and immigrants’ rights. One of the civil organizations that the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund has donated to is the Arizona Justice Project.

The Arizona Justice Project focuses on correcting the societal wrongs. Also, they are committed towards achieving justice for the people of Arizona who cannot fight for their rights on their own. Most of all, the organization has promoted the settlement of immigrants in the United States of America despite the strict laws at the country’s borders. All these have been possible due to the support that Arizona Justice Project has been receiving from The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

However, one of the most recent projects that Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are working on is the rooting of organizations that support children of immigrants.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is helping the Arizona DREAMers in fighting for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is committed towards finding employment opportunities for immigrants.

Also, assists parents to find good school in the United States of America for their children. The organization is facing some challenges following the strict rules that the Donald Trump, the president of the United States of America amended against immigrants.

These state regulations aim at eliminating DACA. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have put up initiatives in the hope of finding justice for the organization.

In the light of this, they are confident that Donald Trump will somehow bend the rules in favour of the immigrants. Indeed, The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund have supported many organizations hence helping them achieve their dreams.

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OSI GROUP ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS

OSI Group is the leading global supplier of food products that are custom value added to the world’s leading retail and foodservice brands. OSI Group offers extensive capability in distributing, produce, source and develop food solutions to every corner in the world. This is possible because of the availability of financial and infrastructure resources. OSI Group is present in 17 countries with over 60 facilities.

UK OSI Food Solutions Awarded

In 2016, UK OSI Food Solutions was awarded Globe of Honor Award following the impeccable management of environmental risks. This award was from the British Safety Council. OSI was among 18 organizations presented with the award that seeks to recognize organizations that have exhibit eminence in environmental management. In order for the organizations to qualify, participate in the Globe of Honor they had to fulfill a few things.

One, achieving a maximum of five stars environmental management audit scheme by British Safety Council. They also had to demonstrate excellent environmental management through the business to an independent panel of experts.

OSI Food Solutions UK has previously won the Globe Honor in 2015 and 2013. OSI production in the UK has been in operation since 1989 and it is located in Scunthorpe. It produces pork and beef products for restaurant industry.

OSI Group purchase a warehouse in Chicago

OSI Group has purchased a 200,000 square foot food facility with a storage warehouse in Chicago. The facility that was previously operated by the Tyson Foods is near to existing OSI facility. According to Kevin Scott, OSI North America senior executive vice president, the facility will enhance the company’s capability to meet the rapidly evolving needs of its customers. The facility serves as part of the larger OSI manufacturing Network.

Flagship Europe acquiring by OSI Group

Aurora III, OSI Group has acquired Flagship Europe, part of Flagship Food Group in Denver, Colo. Flagship Europe supplies pies, mayonnaise, frozen poultry, sauces, dressings, and sous vide products to the United Kingdom foodservice market.

According to Russell Maddock, Flagship Europe chief executive, the acquisition marks a progressive and exciting development of the Flagship Europe. The acquisition will give additional resources and access to the global market and new clients strengthening their position in the marketplace. It will also improve Flagship Europe proposition, open up new opportunities enabling them to support the already successful business, and serve their customers better. Flagship Europe portfolio of brands and products complements OSI Group current processing strengths while broadening their capability to serve their customers evolving needs better.

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Dr. David Samadi: From Refugee to Chief of Robotic Surgery

Dr. David Samadi is the quintessential success story. Persian-Jews born and raised in Iran Dr. Samadi and his brother were made refugees by that country’s 1979 Islamic revolution. Their quest for safety took them to Belgium and England. Even under such difficult circumstances, Dr. Samadi continued his education. Ultimately, the Samadi brothers reached the US were David graduated High School. The first college degree he earned was in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University.

Today, Dr. David Samadi is Lenox Hill Hospital’s Chief of Robotic Surgery. Drawn to medicine by one simple desire, to help people he has always wanted to be a physician. After graduating Stony Brook School of Medicine and completing his post-graduate work at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine he became a board-certified urologist.

His skill sets include the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases and cancers of the prostate, kidney, and bladder. During his affiliation with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he treated prostate cancer using traditional surgical procedures.

It was at that time that he first learned of robotic prostate surgery. He acquired the skills to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy under the tutelage of Professor Claude Abbou of France’s Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil.

The foray into robotic surgery was the turning point of Dr. Samadi’s career. He has since refined the methods taught him by Professor Abbou to make robotic surgery even less invasive. That was only one of the innovations he has developed while practicing medicine.

The Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment (SMART) has made robotic surgery so efficient that Dr. Samadi and his team can perform five robotic surgeries a day without compromising patient care. SMART also eliminates post-surgical issues like impotence and incontinence by preserving the nerves attached to the prostate. Dr. Samadi has found that because of his SMART technique men are less likely to postpone undergoing prostate surgery.

Dr. Samadi is first and foremost a healer, but in order to be a healer, he must perforce also be a businessman. In order for his practice to thrive Dr. Samadi depends upon the recommendations of prior patients. With a 90% cure rate among the more than 7,000 patients, Dr. Samadi and his team have treated that shouldn’t be a problem.

Dr. Samadi attributes his success to two factors. Greater efficiency through rigid adherence to a routine and creating a family type dynamic within his staff.

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