In 2013, the Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos became the first female billionaire in Africa. She was born in Azerbaijan to her father Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who was there for college, and her Russian-born mother Tatiana Kukanova, a chess champion. When Isabel was six-years-old her father was elected president, a role model he would maintain until just two years ago. After high school, she attended King’s College in London, during which time she met a fellow student from Zaire named Sindika Dokolo who would shortly after graduation she would marry.
In the early 1990s, the two moved to Angola so Isabel dos Santos could assist her father in building up the economy of Angola. She immediately joined the management of Urbana 2000 which got a contract from the government to clean and disinfect the city. In the years following she invested in a vast array of her business projects all over the world, most of these were in Angola and Portugal. One of her biggest business passions is her leadership role of Unitel, the biggest telecommunications business in Angola. This is a company she had helped found in cooperation with Portugal Telecom, another company of which she took the helm in 2014.
Isabel dos Santos remains passionate about building up the economy of all of Africa. In fact, that is one of the main things that has driven to her impressive success all of these years. In addition, she has a strong philanthropical drive to fight poverty throughout Africa. Throughout the years she has instigated many projects, donated much money, and given much time to the battle against it. She is a highly in-demand speaker all over the world on the subject of poverty and the economy in Africa. Late last year Isabel dos said on this subject at the prestigious Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development.
The OSI Group McDonalds is a world producer of meat products, baked goods, vegetables among other popular food products. Under the leadership of CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald, the company has grown to rank 63rd on the Forbes list for America’s Largest Private Companies in 2018. With 110 years in service, the outstanding company has a focus on the exemplary production and delivery of food products. In 1909, German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky opened a butchery to serve his community. After the world war, operations expanded into wholesale businesses in Oak Park and Maywood. They rebranded it to Otto & Sons. Later, there was an agreement between Otto & Sons and McDonald’s restaurant for the supply of beef patties.
The deal, which exists to date, was the beginning of a significant business venture. Over the years. OSI Group McDonalds as expanded to serve America, Asia, and Europe. Through technological advancements, the company was able to support the growing demand for consistent, affordable, and storable food products for McDonalds. The first facility located in Chicago, built by Otto & Sons in 1973, was for the sole purpose of meeting McDonald’s franchise needs. In 1977, OSI industries opened another facility in West Jordan, Utah and as soon as McDonald’s went international, OSI Group McDonalds followed suit. Within Asia, OSI Group McDonalds entered into a joint venture with K&K Foods in Taiwan, established GenOSI in the Philippines and opened a Wholly-Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in China in 1993, in Beijing.
The company later found another facility in Shanghai in 1996. In Europe, the company made headlines after acquiring Dutch food company- Baho Foods in an undisclosed transaction. The company also acquired Flagship Europe, a European food production company that produces frozen poultry, pies, and condiments. The acquisition cemented OSI Groups’ control in the European food market. In America, the company purchased a 20,000 square feet facility in Chicago, previously owned by Tyson Foods among other notable transactions. The company is set to operate more than 65 facilities in 17 different countries and employs 20,000 people. The company keeps close ties with Ronald McDonald House and Feeding America, among other charities as part of its service to the community. Click here.
Ever since it commenced its operations, Illinois based food processing company, OSI group has been exhibiting an upward growth curve, and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon. The company’s growth strategies revolve around exemplary customer care, top quality products, and expansion through acquisition and partnerships. One of its recent expansion moves involves the purchase of Barrington based food service and food retail company, Rose Packing Co. Through the acquisition, OSI group will now be able to set camp in Barrington, hence increasing its footprint across Chicago even more. Even though the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, there is no doubt that it was a significant transaction, as Rose Packing is already a well-established and influential company in the region.
About Rose Packing
As noted above, Rose Packing Co, Inc is quite an influential company in Barrington. It began its operations back in 1924 and since then, has grown to a company with over 700 employees. It deals with the production of a diverse range of products such as Canadian bacon, boneless turkey, breakfast sausages, pizza, Guinness beer brats, and salad toppings, among many others.
What the leaders think
OSI Group North America’s senior executive vice president, Kevin Scott said that they are glad to have Rosewood on board. He further added that Rosewood being among the oldest companies in the food industry perfectly complements OSI group and directly aids the company’s growth strategy through the provision of its state of the art processing facilities as well as its strong presence in the market.
Rose Packing leaders also shared the same sentiments. Commenting on the matter, executive officer of the company, Dwight Stiehl said that he and his team are looking forward to working with OSI group. According to Dwight, OSI is the perfect fit for Rose Packing as the two companies share the same goals and commitment in pursuit of excellence. Despite Rose Packing being a part of OSI, its management team will not be altered in any way. Instead, the team will join OSI’s leadership panel in propelling the company to more success.
There are many people out there that are doing work behind the curtain and Clay Hutson is one of them. Clay may not be a high profile celebrity himself, but he has worked with hundreds of different celebrities and rock stars over the years as he is one of the best stage managers currently in the business. Not only is Clay a stage manager, but he also has his own successful business where he incorporates all his skills, including sound engineering. Clay Hutson has more than a decade of industry experience, making him the go-to man for entertainment services and production.
Most of what Clay Hutson does it acting as a production manager, setting up the stage for live performances and what not. On a regular basis, Clay is working to plan out each day so that audiences are blown away by the performances he sets up. Unfortunately for Clay, most of his work goes unnoticed as people are more focused on the sound and live performers, but it is Clay that truly puts things together and makes a performance great. Since Clay is living the life he always wanted, he is never worried about getting credit and instead is focused on continuing to do great work. In the past, Clay has set up stages for dozens of famous rock stars, such as Kid Rock.
Clay has been working as a stage manager since he was young, always looking to get into the live scene and work with clients to dazzle audiences. While Clay is great at what he does, he often goes uncredited for his work, since he is not the one on stage that people see. In reality, rock stars and celebrities are able to have such great performances because of men and women like Clay that go above and beyond to plan good events. Clay is a people person and has always been a go-getter when it comes to his work, which is what has made him a successful entrepreneur today.
Dallas based Stream Energy has recently had an article written about them on Patch.com showing the new Philanthropy foundation Stream Cares and what it is involved with. Stream Care is Stream Energy way of giving back to the community.
Stream And How Stream Care Started
During Hurricane Harvey when so many people homes were destroyed Stream Energy used their OWN money to try and help those in need. They used their own money to try and help those who needed it. In fact they were one of the first to help fund the recovery. As corporate giving is usually always put into the lime light whether it is good or bad it is different to see this sort of action. Stream Energy has provided an extensive history with Habitat for Humanity and Red Cross by creating a long term relationship with these donation companies. Making their ties to the community stronger.
How does stream pay for this? Stream provides a simple business model through direct selling to its customers and it pays its associates to build up a network of loyal clients. The company itself provides both residential and corporate services. Bringing in just that little bit more for the company. Through these sales they choose and support causes that they care deeply about. They than decided to create a separate area(Stream Care) just specifically to help the community.
Stream Care And Who They Help
Stream helps many parts of the community in need. They try to tackle the homelessness problem through a Hope Supply Co. Where they have provided the cost of 1,000 meals for homeless children of North Texas. Stream care provides money and supplies to this donation company to help those who need it. Home Supply Co., provides many different supplies needed for homeless children and for the past 4 years Stream Energy has helped provider those materials.
That’s not all either. With Operation Once in a Lifetime Stream also helps provide moral and financial help to the Dallas area veterans in need and their families along with it. Showing they care not only about the one in need but the families that surround them as well. Rather than just giving money Stream Care provided transportation for the veterans and their families to enjoy a delicious December meal at a Texas restaurant and showed how they personally care about the lives of everyone of those involved.
Stream Energy works with there community to provide what they can for those who need it the most. They are a considerate and well minded company that gives back daily with their own money that could just be used for them. Stream Care is just another way Stream gives back.
Yet he returned to the spotlight in February in an all-encompassing tweet storm that covered everything from bonds, bitcoins, infrastructure, and Elon Musk.
The plummeting stock market seemed to be the impetus behind the 21 hour discourse. After the stock market’s February fall, Pishevar tweeted a series of fifty points detailing his market predictions. As 2018’s gains were wiped out with the stock market’s fall, Pishevar posited that 2017’s gains will also be wiped out due to “rising interest rates, increasing credit account deficits and tax giveaways.” He went on to argue that the practice of quantitative easing may have helped reset markets but has been used too many times to be effective. “Quantitive Easing [sic] is only thing that has ever had long term predictable results out of their toolset. Don’t be fooled by it.”
Shervin Pishevar then turned to the future of the bitcoin (“Bitcoin will continue to crash but stabiliza at 2-5k range and begin a more stable rise over next 24 mos’s”) and the sad state of US infrastructure (“Meanwhile our infrastructure is in tatters, decrypt and decaying. Our government and companies are trapped in short term thinking.”). On a more positive note, Pishevar believes that crumbling infrastructure will create at least one positive result for Virgin Hyperloop, of which Shervin Pishevar is co-founder: “Moonshot like SpaceX + Virgin Hyperloop One rise but they suffer derision until teams will it to reality. Exceptions to rule.”
The ideas Pishevar expressed on Twitter do not represent new ideas. He has expressed them all before. Still, they are still worth consideration. Shervin Pishevar’s 2008 prediction regarding Facebook’s eventual identity crisis proves his canny ability to predict the future. Somewhere within his 50 tweets is sure to be much more than just a grain of truth.