Archive for August, 2016

Seattle Genetics Plans to Develop More Drugs and hire More Employees08.30.16

The Puget Sound research community received a rare visit from a very popular individual in the pharmaceutical world. The institution was visited by Joe Biden, the Vice President of the country. Seattle Genetics is one of the growing communities in the area that have set it apart.


Seattle Genetics is a Bothell based institution that is working very hard to widen the use of its first product in the market and at the same time enlarge its drug pipeline. 


The company is trying its best to make a difference in the lives of individual suffering from cancer. At the moment, the company is trying to commercialize Adcetris, its only drug in cancer treatment. According to the CEO of the institution, Dr. Clay Siegall, the drug is being tested on more than seventy types of lymphomas.


To ensure that it succeeds in its efforts, Seattle is conducting phase 3 clinical trials that use their drug as the frontline treatment for new cases of Hodgkin lymphoma. At the end of the day, the results of the trial will have a great impact on the institution.

The new product from the company, Adcetris is mostly used when the doctors are trying to fight lymphomas. In 2015, the drug did quite well in its sells, especially in the United States and in Canada. The institution has a partner, known as Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and it has managed to sell the product in other countries in the world.


Adcetris is actually one of the products from the institution. At the moment, there are twelve drugs that are being developed, Adcetris not included. The second drug, known as 33A will be expected to get to phase 3 trials before the years comes into an end, and it will be used to cure acute myeloid leukemia. There is a special drug for breast cancer and another one for bladder cancer, and they are expected to be introduced in the market soon.


Dr. Clay Siegall is the CEO and Founder of Seattle Genetics. He is also the chairman of the institutions, and he has worked hard to raise capital and market the products from the company. 


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Andy Wirth Is Appointed As The Chairman Of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board08.20.16

The new face of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board includes three new board members, two new executive officers and the Chairman, Squaw Valley’s Andy Wirth. Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority appointed the new members on July 9. The three new board members are Jenifer Rose, Jessica Sferrazza and Lisa Gianol.

The other two new executive officers appointed by the Regional Air Service Corporation (RASC) were Kimberlee Tolkien as the vice chair and secretary, and Andy Chapman as treasurer. RASC has the responsibility of promoting Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s air service as well identifying possibilities for additional flights. The veteran international resort manager is required to chair the nine-member board of RASC. Learn more about Andy Wirth:

Having been part of RASC Board since 2013, Andy Wirth has acquired vast knowledge when it comes to international resort and management. While on board, together with other airlines, he managed to increase the number of flights for resorts in Canada, Utah and Colorado.

He served as a link between Reno-Sparks Region and Lake Tahoe. Andy Wirth also played a major role in the development of an air service by JetBlue service from JKF Airport to the Reno Tahoe Airport. Honored to be appointed as Chairman of RASC, Andy strongly pointed out that air service has continually been the backbone of the growing economy.

RASC was formed with the aim of connecting the public and private businesses to contribute to the market, improve the air service quality and identify both international and national markets. RASC, together with Alaska Airlines, promotes direct flights to and from Orange County, Idaho, California and Boise.

When speaking about his new appointment, Andy said that the new appointed members would introduce great ideas that will bring economic growth in the airport. This information was originally mentioned on Squaw Alpine’s blog as outlined in the following link

Growing up with a deep passion for skiing, Andy Wirth made Mountain Resort his best friend. He is the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski. His giant efforts in mountain resort and hotel industry saw the Ski area become one of the top Tourist destinations worldwide.

Playing a major role in environmental and community service, Andy Wirth has won several awards including Business Leader of the year at Steamboat and an award for Chairman’s Outstanding Service Reno-Tahoe Authority Board of Trustees. Disabled Sports USA also recognized him as the Citizen of the year. Andy is a survivor of a fatal accident that saw him land in a vineyard, thus breaking his arm.

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This Dallas Bank Offers College Savings Plans Through Its Affiliate College Savings Bank08.19.16

When NexBank SSB purchased College Savings Bank the end of November 2015, the financial institution had one goal in mind, to help families save for higher education for their children. The acquisition enabled NexBank to follow their long term funding strategy by increasing supplementary source of deposits. College Savings Bank is headquartered in Princeton, N.J. and offers 529 college saving programs through Arizona Family College and Indiana College Choice CD Savings Plans. Both college saving plans are insured by FDIC and available to families in the United States. The bank has different investment options and savings account with high yield returns.


College Savings Bank continues its operations under its name and will provide services as a division of NexBank Capital, Inc. Chief Operating Officer of NexBank Capital, Matt Sikielski stated in an announcement by College Savings Bank that the acquisition permits the institution to serve the needs of their clients and increase short-term and long-term growth. The bank has provided college savings services since 1987, when the institution was founded in New Jersey. The college savings plans are available to clients without the assessment of asset management fees, which can be costly overtime.


The history of NexBank goes back to 1922 when the institution was founded as Heritage Bank SSB in Dallas, TX. Heritage Bank changed its name to NexBank SSB in 2005 and is the 4th biggest bank in Dallas. For four consecutive years, the awards winning banking and financial institution reported high levels of loans, deposits, assets and revenue. NexBank provides banking, institutional and commercial services to individuals, corporations, and institutions throughout Texas.


The College Savings Bank Division of NexBank is offering services to national clients. NexBank Capital and its affiliates provides advisory services for merger & acquisition, organization restructuring, corporation finance, investment banking, college savings, and mortgages. The banking institution manages more than $40 billion in assets and transactions.


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All About Don Ressler08.14.16

When you talks about fashion and fitness, one name that stands out is that of Don Ressler. He is the successful businessman behind famous startups that include Intelligent Beauty and its subsidiaries. His first start up was purchased by Intermix media, an indication that he comes up with potential business ventures. After selling Fitness Heaven, Ressler went ahead to team up with the then 19 year old Adam Goldenberg to form Alena Media. By this time, the e-commerce performance was generating millions in revenue and had become Intemix’s main profit maker. When Intermix changed hands in 2005, the two partners, Ressler and Goldenberg got frustrated by the turn of events in terms of their profitability and left for new opportunities.

Taking advantage of their skill in online performance advertising, the duo decided to come up with a brand-building enterprise whose execution could be done autonomously. Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler later held a brainstorming session together with the former members of Alena. This led to the creation of Brand Ideas that was later rebranded to Intelligent Beauty. With this, they came up with Dermstore, as their first creation. Dermstore was an online skincare and cosmetics marketplace.

Dermstore was to be followed by Sensa two years later. The two entities have grown to become highly profitable in the market. This was seen in 2008 when they received a $43 million funding from Technology crossover. After this success, the Intelligent beauty came up with a third company JustFab at This was to become a subscription e-commerce fashion retailer. JustFab gained momentum within the first two years and soon after, it expanded to new markets. After realizing that most of their customers had families, they worked in filling this gap by acquiring a children’s subscription service, FabKids in 2013.

Apart from this, Don Ressler is also credited for the creation of Fabletics; an activewear brand. Fabletics has continuously received a unique niche in this space that is ever crowded. They do this by leveraging their e-commerce model in order to offer technically precise and futuristic athletic wear at an affordable price. The brand’s Co-CEO; Don Ressler believes that the business has been successful due to his love for fitness. Together with his wife, they kept their love life in college through fitness. When they realized that there was a gap in the market, they seized the opportunity and came up with the business. Since then, they have never looked back.

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Hypoallergenic Lip Balm for Sensitive Skin08.13.16

Smooth, moisturized lips help you look and feel your best, but some lip balm ingredients may actually irritate the skin. An allergic reaction to lip balm can even mimic the appearance of chapped lips. This can lead to more frequent applications of the product which will only further aggravate the condition. For people who suffer from allergies and skin sensitivities, hypoallergenic lip balm lets you safely nourish your lips with essential vitamins and natural oils. Unlike many commercial brands, a good hypoallergenic lip product won’t contain any gluten, petrolatum or paraben.
For soft, silky lips that won’t peel or burn, Evolution of Smooth offers a variety of tantalizing lip balm flavors. From strawberry sorbet to the unique taste of pomegranate raspberry balm, EOS effectively nourishes lips while tempting your palate. Their hypoallergenic collection of lip products are packed with shea butter and vitamin E to protect skin from the harmful effects caused by free radicals.

Consumers can choose between Evolution of Smooth’s roll-on lip balm in a cool sphere container or opt for the classic stick balm that’s compact and easy-to-carry. Those who need extra protection for chronic chapped lips will enjoy the fresh citrus scent of EOS’s medicated tangerine lip balm. This product relieves chapped lips and provides protection from harsh weather elements. Sun worshipers can soak up the rays without drying out their lips with the tart taste of lemon drop balm. In addition to its moisture-rich properties, lemon drop with SPF 15 protects against UVA and UVB rays and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

While there are many different brands of hypoallergenic lip balm available to shoppers, Evolution of Success has been a consumer favorite due to its delicious flavors, sinful scents, smooth texture and bold, unique packaging. EOS is also very popular among millennials and many celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez, Hillary Duff and Christina Aguilera. EOS products are available on and on Amazon.

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Global Tel Link Wrongdoings Exposed by Securus08.05.16

Securus Technologies provides technology solutions for the criminal and justice systems. Based out of Dallas, Texas, they are one of the largest providers of parolee tracking, biometric analysis, incident management, government information, and detainee communications. Securus serves over 3,400 correctional facilities in the USA, Canada, and Mexico and 1,200,000 inmates across the USA in 45 states.

After discovering Global Tel Link(GTL) has multiple wrongdoings Securus will be reviewing issues of misprogramming clocks to their telephones, charging higher rates that permitted, billing calls more than once, and using programs to artificially inflate the rates charged. The taxpayers of Louisiana have been overcharged 1,243,000.

Reprogramming the clocks on correctional facilities phones unlawfully adds 15 or 36 seconds to phone calls which are charged to taxpayers. GTL was also charging rates that were higher that the rate caps or under their tariffs. The rate caps were enacted in a 1998 order. Calls were double billed and that is not permitted under any circumstances. There was also artificial inflation in various amounts of money to calls after they were rated.

Securus will be releasing a series of reports over the next 6 months exposing GTL in an attempt to shame them into using better business practices.

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Everything You Need To Know About White Shark Media08.04.16


White Shark Media is a online digital marketing agency created by the maverick Danish entrepreneurs Gary Garth, Alexander Nygart and Andrew Lolk. The primary goal of the company is to provide users with the very best consumer sensitive, personally tailored digital marketing campaigns, specifically for small and middle sized businesses.

The end goal of every White Shark Media campaign is work side by side with clients to help them create specific and creative marketing strategies with the end goal of increasing the companies customer base. White Shark is one of the quickest expanding companies in all of North America and has served thousands upon thousands of companies to date.


For those looking for a company to directly interface with, there are few better options than White Shark Media. One of the primary reasons for this, and also one of things that makes White Shark Media Review team so unique among other similar companies, is that they boldly display all testimonials and reviews, both those that are filled with praise and those completely negative. Learn more about White Shark Media Review:

This means that you will always be getting a honest view of the company but also, that they really listen to their customers and clients alike.

Secondly, White Shark Media is also uniquely flexible due to the widely lauded, multi lingual staff. Because there is such a wide array of different languages with which the all star marketing company is able to work with, there is much higher customer base ceiling.

For instance, most marketing companies only work within their local language, so if you are an American company you will generally only be familiar with English and your local marketing services, likewise, which means that you can really only reach English speaking markets. However, with White Shark, marketing campaigns can reach a far broader audience, the world over, bolstering revenue and increasing efficiency.

The primary services the company offers include, Ad Word evaluations and management, website customization and management. Additional services include, graphic design and logo creation as well as certified training.


If you are looking for a very comprehensive, up-scale boutique AdWords service to help get your company out, there are few better options than White Shark.



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How is your Online Reputation?08.02.16

Reps take the time to build. A good reputable firm will always have increased sales and loyal customers willing to tell you as much information about the company so you can be a frequent customer as well. The reputation that has taken the time to build however may just crumble in a split second due to online comments or negative reviews by just one person about a firm.

Businesses understand that a good reputation is fundamental for any business undertaking. Therefore, there are several online reputation management (ORM) companies to help you get the negative publicity and back on your feet in time before all the negative publicity takes a toll on your business. ORM enables you to overcome the negativity, by allowing you to recover, for the startup business, it helps them get good publicity and reputation first hand and in times of distress, prevent any negativity.

A good reputation manager is hence critical to overcoming all this. Having a firm with an excellent reputation is the first step to your company, making a better reputation, or molding the tainted reputation. The better reputation management company is among the few that can stand countable in this line. It has in the past helped business get back on their feet after rebuilding their reputation, as well as facilitating build a fresh start, not only for those recovering but also for a new firm. Certainly, you only need a good reputation and need no further marketing; your deeds speak for you.

Some of the tasks undertaken by Online Reputation Management firms; in a bid to help your company or you as a person (employers search for employees or future employee’s content online as well) attain a better reputation. They include Search Engine Optimization Management, content development; this enables you to build great content, probably replace the already posted content, social media management, third-party web monitoring, which prevents dissatisfied employees from posting negative content online. However in as much as you like your reputation build, take the time to learn about the techniques the reputation management firm is using, and evaluate whether they are in your best interest.

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