IC System: The Accounting Company

Celebrating eighty years, IC System has stood the test of time. Ever since 1938, IC System has transitioned from one generation to the next Erickson family generation, three generations to be exact. Their longevity is due to their superb customer service principles and an ethical mindset towards customers.

IC System was founded by Jack and Ruth Erickson. The company has been at the forefront for decades in the accounts receivable industry. Keeping up with technology has helped them to stay relevant throughout time. Making history, IC System was the first company of its kind to replace typewriters with computers. The company prides itself on abiding with regulatory and compliance standards. Cutting edge collection tools helps the company to retain their reputation in the collection industry.

Located in the St. Paul, Minnesota area, the company still runs their company with the same principles they used back in 1936. Their core values are people, integrity, performance, pride and innovation. They instill these values in their employees. They reward their workers quarterly with the Core Value award to those who are an example of these values.

IC System is a believer in giving back to the community. The company has an in house charity called Employee Charitable Help Organization. The charity helps their employees who are facing severe issues, whether the issues be health or personal related.

IC System is licensed to operate in all fifty U.S. states. They are also licensed to practice in Guam and Puerto Rico. This is very important because often times clients who owe debts live outside of the are where debts are due. The company has a secure compliance and security aspect to their business. The company has a chairman, CEO, CFO, Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), and a Director of Audit that conducts the compliant audits on debtors. The payment platforms are very secure for clients’ payments.

IC System has superb principles that will cause them to experience another eighty years of success. They are a leading force in the collection agency and continue to please their customers abroad with excellent customer service and business practices.

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SENS – Receiving a $500,000 Donation from Philanthropist Jason Hope

SENS is privileges to receive a donation amount of $500,000 to further their human age slowing efforts through their regenerative medicine developments. Jason Hope believes in this organization to a great degree, and his donation will allow the SENS team to continue its efforts and hopefully find that regenerative preventative medicine that they have sought after for some time now to prevent Arteriosclerosis.

SENS started in 2009 with its aim at creating innovative regenerative medicines to help re-shape the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries all around the world. Jason Hope truly believes in this organization. He has a true faith that SENS will eventually figure out a way for humanity to live forever. If you knew anything about the five founders: Jeff Hall, Michael Kope, Aubrey de Grey, Kevin Perrott and Sarah Marr and the direction that they are taking and have taken over the last nine years, you will probably agree with Jason Hope. Yes, SENS have had some issues with receiving the appropriate funding to continue with a lot of their needed projects, but they have still been able to manage constructive meeting with incredible results of development, from the input of some of the world’s most respected medical professionals, which has progressed the SENS organization to higher standards, consistently as expected.

It was a sheer relief in a sense to have received a donation from Jason Hope. Now, Arteriosclerosis, a disease that SENS has been wanting to pursue for some time now, can receive the proper focus necessary to accomplish its preventive regenerative medicine. What Arteriosclerosis manages to deliver to its recipient is aging matters concerning the eyes and skin and in addition causes a rise in blood pressure. This disease is an hardening of the arteries caused by proteins, fats and other unwanted molecular bonds that forms on the outer and inner walls of the arteries. What SENS must figure out is how to restore the elasticity of the arteries and with the current team behind this effort, that solution is definitely doable.

The man behind SENS’ $500,000 donation, Jason Hope, has a broad background in philanthropy. Not to get too involved in his affairs but, Jason Hope is known throughout the Maricopa County, Arizona area as a dedicated supporter of high school and college students. What he does is develop grants to fund their innovative tech ideas, anywhere from $500 – $5000 is given to a student. He truly supports the evolution of our great world.

If you’d like to learn more about Jason Hope and his efforts, you can visit Jason Hope.com.

SENS is a non-profit organization that continues to strive for the better outcomes of slowing down aging processes through preventive medicines for many well-known diseases formed within millions of people around the world. Never give up hope, because there are organizations like SENS that are continuously working for the betterment of our cherished world.

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Pacers Continue Playoff Push

Heading into the 2017 NBA season, most people did not expect much out of the Indiana Pacers. The prior season, the Pacers ended up finishing seventh in the conference and lost in the first round of the playoffs. At the end of the season, they ended up trading their star player, Paul George, to the Oklahoma City Thunder out of fear of losing him in free agency.

Due to the loss of Paul George, most expected that the Pacers would take a step back this season. However, they have been extremely good and actually look much better than they did the prior year. This trend continued is past week as the Pacers continued to position themselves well for the playoffs and surprise people all over the league (https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/4/5/17200330/indiana-pacers-myles-turner-victor-oladipo-feature).

As the regular season of the NBA comes to close, the Pacers look well positioned for a deep playoff run. They are currently the number 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and will likely hold this position. This means they will probably end up facing either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the playoffs. In either situation, the team could be in a good position as they have looked very cohesive and impressive as of late.

One of the main reasons why the Pacers will continue to perform well is due to Victor Oladipo. The Pacers ended up acquiring him during the trade that included Paul George. Since joining the Pacers, Oladipo has been one of the to players in the league.

Brazil’s many PPPs, reporter Felipe Montoro Jens

Felipe Montoro Jens is the Chief Executive Officer at Odebrecht Properties, and is currently managing various public private partnership projects for the company. Felipe Montoro Jens has an extensive background in the corporate world pertaining to economic wastes and business strategies. Over his 25 year career, Felipe Montoro Jens has worked in multiple business sectors as a consultant in the sugar/ethanol, energy, chemical and petrochemical, water and waste concessions, and real estate.

Felipe Montoro Jens has been reporting on the efforts of the federal government of Brazil’s implementation of public private partnership projects. The federal government passed in December 2004, a law that helped spark an increase in the formulation of public private partnership projects over the years. The law outlines the basic rules and regulations regarding public private partnerships. Felipe Montoro Jens reported there has been an increase in public private partnerships over the last ten years, but there is still a need to increase these numbers more. Read This Article at frenchtribunes.com

Public private partnerships provide an opportunity to implement infrastructure projects, at a fraction of the cost, while creating job opportunities, and cutting the Brazilian deficit. Felipe Montoro Jens reported on the public private partnership projects to expand the child education network. The public private partnership project is scheduled to create 20,000 day care centers, 40,000 early childhood development facilities.

Felipe Montoro Jens also reported on the several states implementing public private partnership projects in states in Brazil. In Bahia, they are using public private partnerships to implement the Light Rail Vehicle Project (VLT). The Light Rail Vehicle Project is underway, and is planned to run until 2031. The Light Rail Vehicle Project will include 21 stops along a 19 mile stretch. In Piaui, Felipe Montoro Jens reported details on the public private partnership project to upgrade internet access infrastructure. Felipe Montoro Jens discovered Piaui is using public private partnerships to install fiber optic cables, and get 1,500 access points installed. This public private partnership project in Piaui, is projected to benefit 2.1 million residents of Piaui. The Pernambucana Sanitation Company (COMPESA) and the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) are working in the state of Pernambuco to expand ppps in 15 additional state.

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Avaaz Rallies one Million People To Raise Alarm On Mass Extinction Threat

The greatest mass extinction of species in the history of planet earth is happening right now, a dire situation which threatens not just plants and animals but the human race itself.Fighting back against the enormous forces causing this problem will take the efforts of millions of people who must stand up, confront local and world leaders and demand urgent action. One group that is at the forefront of such an effort is Avaaz, the world’s largest online social activist organization.Through the infrastructure of Avaaz, more than one million people have called upon world governments to confront the global extinction crisis.

Avaaz has created a petition that concerned citizens living anywhere on the planet can sign – a document which also outlines an action plan put together by a team of high-profile biodiversity scientists.Avaaz is one of the few organizations in the world that can mobilize and rally huge numbers of people in a short amount of time. It uses the internet as a primary platform to make it simple for anyone to get involved in the major issues of our day.There is no limit to the kinds of problems Avaaz activists are tackling.

Problem with pollution, biodiversity, climate change, poverty, education, political oppression, forced refugee migrations and more are just some of the recent areas where Avaaz has made a big difference and produced positive change.Since Avaaz was founded in 2007, it has raised tens of millions of dollars using a grassroots model, accepting only small donations from millions of people while turning away compromising cash from giant corporations or billionaires.Avaaz is for people like you – an “ordinary, average concerned citizen” who wishes he/she could do something to get involved, to pitch in and help solve some of the most pressing problems facing our world today.Learn More.

Stream Energy Offers a Helping Hand to Those in Need

Stream Energy is an alternate electricity and power company that was founded by Rob Snyder and Pierre Koshakji in 2005, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. OVer time they have expanded greatly, first to Georgia in 2008, and then throughout the Northeast, eventually offering services in seven states, including Washington D.C. Although they started as simply an electric company, they have since expanded their area of expertise to encompass both home protective services as well as wire communication, a field in which they began work in 2015. It is safe to say that Stream Energy, though in the grand scheme of things, a company that hasn’t been in business that long, has become extremely successful.

A big part of what makes a company great is the things it is involved in within its community. As for Stream Energy, they are passionate about helping others with some of the residuals from their success. The company has built a solid relationship with both Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross, supplying funds for various projects the two are involved in. Stream Energy also works closely with The Hope Supply Co., who serve the needs of homeless children by providing food, clothing, school supplies and other essentials that the children would not have if not for help from an outside source. Stream Energy has also been involved with Hope Supply Co. in projects such as the “Splash for Hope” project, which brought homeless children to a water park, giving them the opportunity to enjoy their lives in a way they had never done before.

With the vast amount of charities that Stream Energy is involved in, the funding of their own programs should not come as a surprise. In recent years, the company has founded Stream Cares, a company that was highly involved in restoration efforts after Hurricane Harvey.


Shervin Pishevar Says the US is Under-performing During Crunch Time

This month, the Dow Jones reversed all of the gains that were made in the early part of the year. While this has prompted some panic amongst investment circles, proponents such as the President of the United States, Donald Trump, have remained steadfast in their support. The co-founder of Virgin Hyperloop One and Sherpa Capital, Shervin Pishevar, hails from a completely different school of thought, and in a recent return to Twitter, discussed his predictions regarding a bleak outlook for the future of the Dow. In his estimation, the Dow Jones is all set to suffer a significant loss ranging in the thousands, which will occur in the months ahead. This prediction seemed all the more real when, just one day after taking on the entirety of the Twitter business world, the Dow Jones proceeded to lose over 1000 points. Bonds and industrials vacated their safety nets amidst the large-scale sell-offs and underperforming treasury auctions. Over the course of the 24-hour spree, Shervin Pishevar also discussed the state of entrepreneurship and innovation in the United States.

In recent years, Silicon Valley has been home to many of the world’s foremost tech companies, but, according to the startup connoisseur, its ideas are no longer confined to its physical location. Countries all over the world have begun implementing a culture of entrepreneurship, and with the addition of stateless digital currencies, innovation has become a “borderless” commodity. Many minds that would have formally uprooted their lives to relocate to the United States are now staying put in their home countries, while also harvesting their own talent. Shervin Pishevar believes that Silicon Valley is no longer a must-have, and to go with this, is the fact that the five unicorns existing in America today, are doing their part to strangle homegrown innovation. Companies such as Alphabet (Google), Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft, are all titans in their respective industries, yet, in recent years, they have begun acquiring smaller companies at a record pace, which grows their own brands, but makes it nearly impossible for competition from the ground up. This same strength will eventually lead to their fall according to Shervin Pishevar.


Success tips from Clay Hutson

Clay Hutson has made it in the entertainment industry, though penetrating in the industry is not as easy he has managed to attract more clients, in an interview Clay reveals some of the secrets to his success in an industry that many have ventured into yet given up.

 Market yourself, when Clay was still employed he learned that marketing oneself influences the flow of clients in your organization. In business the more the people know about your services, the better and thus it is critical to device attractive ways to let people know about your skills. There are many ways to market oneself it might be through advertising in the social media, or even through print but Clay Hutson believes one of the best methods is letting your services do the talking for you, this way people will know they get value for their money and let others know. Therefore, a combination of other marketing strategies and provision of excellent services is the key.

 Provide quality services, another tip to excelling in this industry is to provide quality work, in the entertainment industry clients want to see something appealing. Clay has mastered this art, and he ensures his services are attractive and quality, Clay also ensures he checks his work over and over again before presenting it to the client.

 Another tip that has helped Clay is putting skills before anything else; skills progress your business. According to Clay if you have two employees but one has excellent skills but has poor interpersonal skills you can always train them to be a better version than employ a person who doesn’t have the skills you require in your company. This is a notion that Clay differs with many people, but he believes it has helped him get to where he is today.

Final words from Clay.

One thing that we learn from Clay is to take up opportunities and hard tasks; this will help you in future. He also emphasizes that apart from marketing your business and providing quality services for you to stand out you need to put in long hours in what you do and eventually the fruits of your hard work will surely show. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/clayton-hutson-1a2e

Pacers Mount Comeback to Defeat Lakers

While they have their playoff spot locked up, the last three weeks of the 2017-18 NBA season are still very important for the Indiana Pacers. They are currently in a tough battle with the Cavaliers, Wizards and 76ers for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Pacers improved their chances of hosting a playoff series in Indianapolis when they earned an impressive comeback victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, March 19.

The Los Angeles offense was red-hot after the opening tip-off. They seemingly scored every time they went down the court in the first quarter. Since the Pacers had no luck on defense, they were down eight points after the first quarter. Indiana finally found a way to slow down the Lakers in the second quarter. The improved defense helped them close the deficit to two points before halftime.

Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner completely took over the game in the third quarter. The top two stars for the Pacers were not going to let their team lose on Monday. They led the Pacers to 35 points in the third quarter to gain a 12-point lead. This big lead allowed Indiana to rest a lot of their starters in the fourth quarter. While the offense really struggled late in the game, the Pacers were still able to get a 110-100 win over the Lakers.

They may not have played their best basketball, but every win counts right now for the Pacers. Indiana will play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, March 21.

Northern Indiana Trail Bridge Will Soon Be Built

The state highway located in Kokomo, Indiana, will be closed on a temporary basis. This will allow construction on a new pedestrian bridge to be completed that will expand the northern Indiana recreational trail over the highway. This bridge is something that legislators have been talking about for a very long time. However, they had a very hard time getting all of the financing together in order to pay for the construction of the bridge. The total cost is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $2 million.

The bridge project should be completed by Memorial Day. The total length of the trail is roughly 40 miles. The city will provide updates to residents about the status of the construction. This will let people know when the highway will be opened up again. Many people believe that the bridge should have been opened a long time ago. However, the contractors who will be building the bridge say that a project like this should not be rushed. It must be done right in order to ensure that it lasts for many years to come.

There were rumors that the bridge would be built five years ago. City planners had even started to talk to local contractors to get price estimates. However, the project fell through at that time because the money could not be raised. Residents are very happy that the bridge construction is finally underway. They believe this will be a huge upgrade for all of the local community to enjoy.