Marc Sparks-Sparking Social Change With Spark Tank

Marc Sparks, well-known business man, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author of “They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success,” started Spark Tank as a means to help the Dallas Fort Worth community to substantially gain social benefits by awarding funding to not for profit groups/organizations. The goal is to help others change the world one community at a time by awarding $5000 grants to one winner out of applicants who apply for the grant.

Sparks has multiple successful businesses, is a venture capitalist and seeks to help other entrepreneurs turn their passions and dreams into reality. He has been involved in the telecommunications industry, including Splash Media, Cardinal Telecom and Blue Jay Wireless. He’s involved in real estate and is founder of the private equity firm, Timber Creek Capital LP.

According to his book at Amazon, 15 years ago, Sparks met Lynne Sipiora and together they took a small shelter located in a rundown house and turned it into a $3000,000 yearly operation that feeds and houses hundreds of people a day. The Samaritan Inn has been helping the homeless and hungry since the late 1980’s.

The two also built the first transitional apartment complex in North Texas as well as opened a prospering thrift store. They also have a $7000,000 shelter for families that is under construction even now.

Sipiora persuaded Marc Sparks on the idea that if they had the funding needed there are countless social service oriented entrepreneurs who think outside of the box with ideas that are creative and passionate who can create extraordinary social success. Hence Spark Tank began.

Applicants have to have no less than two years of history being a 501c3 status and be providing a service to the community. Applicants compete for the $5000 grant by applying online. Each applicant then meets in person with the Spark Tank panel personally where they will give a ten minute presentation and then participate in a 10 minute question and answer period. Read more: Marc Sparks – About.me and Marc Sparks’s Books and Publications Spotlight

Applicants are judged on the need for their program/charity, their ability to measure their charity’s outcome and how well their presentation presents their passion, creativity and desire to make a difference.

Round one includes all those who have applied for the grant, after the first round the field of applicants are narrowed down to three finalists. The winner of the grant is then chosen in the second round.

The most recent three finalists included; House of Eli a group that provides transitional living for boys 17-21 who are coming out of the foster system; Metro Relief which is mobile soup kitchen that goes to those who are homeless and provide food and other things they are in need of to help turn their lives around, and DogsMatter which is a program the gives temporary foster care for addicts and alcoholics pets who are in recovery.

Marc Sparks has taken his faith, focus, passion and desire to make a difference and put it to work helping others to change the community one step at a time.

Achieving Bigger Smiles With Evolution of Smooth

A good lip balm product is an essential to keep on hand. Anyone can use it, in their purse, in their bathroom cabinet, or just on hand in the pocket. Lip balm products protect the lips from harsh dryness in the winter and the summer. They seal in moisture, prevent chapping, and leave the lips smooth and comfortable for effortless smiling.
One of the best lip balms harnesses the power of nature to impart softness and smoothness without the use of chemical additives or harsh ingredients. Some balms contain chemical ingredients that can cause irritation to the skin, making it risky to buy something off the shelf. Evolution of Smooth products are dermatologist tested and recommended as well as hypoallergenic, making them suitable for the most sensitive of skin. EOS products are sold on local stores like Target, and can also be purchased via the Amazon online store.

The base ingredients in these balms include Jojoba oil, Shea butter, and other natural extracts and vitamins including the skin essential Vitamin E. Shea, Jojoba, and Vitamin E are all skin soothing ingredients found in nature, and are perfectly suitable for human consumption. These ingredients are safe to use in and around the mouth.

Additional ingredients include extracts and flavors used to create the delicious smelling and light tasting balms. Blackberry Nectar, Coconut Milk and Vanilla Mint are just a few of the delicious flavors. Some of the pods are even made with a nice shimmer for a hint of dazzle. Others contain added SPF, great for any athlete who spends time in the sun and wants to protect their lips from UVB and UVA rays.

With all of these great aspects to EOS balms it is hard to imagine grabbing anything else off of the shelf. EOS products work double time to make everyone who wears them smile bigger and laugh a little longer.

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Find Fulfillment

Kabbalah, an ancient concept that deals with finding out what makes us happy and
fulfilled in life. Kabbalah teaches that we all have a unique purpose in life and
that the very meaning of life is up to each individual to find for themselves. By
learning the power of the human spirit one can find balance and reward during time
spent in the world as we know it. Kabbalah allows one to learn the secrets of being
which we all want to know. All a person needs to get started is the willingness to
improve upon oneself.

Maybe wealth is one’s desire. It could also be knowledge. Many people desire good relationships.The idea behind it is figuring out why the higher power whoever it may be has put us on this planet. If an individual knows their purpose they have unlimited potential. By subscribing to this belief one can unlock the power within. Anybody can have great success in achieving what they desire, it is all a matter of understanding how the physical and spiritual worlds work. To be indiscriminate of race or religion The Kabbalah Centre offers all that is needed in discovering and unlocking this power.

There is much to learn about Kabbalah. It can all be learned by using the resources
available at That Kabbalah Centre. They offer a few ways of accessing their knowledge.
The Kabbalah Centre has locations in forty cities. They also offer online studies
through Kabbalah University for a small monthly subscription fee. Books are another
great way to learn about the ancient wisdom that Kabbalah has to offer. The Kabbalah
Centre has an online bookstore with new books published every year in many different
international languages.

Since being founded by Rav Yehuda Ashlag in 1922 The Kabbalah Centre has locations all
around the world in pretty much every continent other than Antarctica. From the
Kabbalah Centre website it can be found where these locations are in exact. There is a
bookstore on the website as well as enrollment for Kabbalah University.

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IAP Men & Women Showcase As Leading Professionals In Security

IAP Worldwide has been featured in a PRN News article for the brave men and women that are proudly serving across the global to ensure security. Millions of people all around the world are affected by natural disaster or acts of terrorism that may require a small army or a strong structure in a small community. IAP strives to serve the needs of the community and meet security demands in a matter of minutes. PRN News was glad to report that they are there in a moments notice when you need them. These brave men and women fight to protect national and global security.

Nobody can determine when every disaster will occur and this is when IAP is strong enough to respond to your service requests in a timely manner staying committed to the job until their clients goals have been reached. Unfortunately, they’re are too many casualties each year because IAP Worldwide were not the responsible party involved with securing the matter. They have been proudly serving the globe for over 30 years and started from a group of like minded businesses that wanted to make a difference. Visit the official IAP Worldwide website for more details on how to utilize their services today.

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They have also done a great job of contracting government vehicles to improve their response time. They government is responsible for protecting lives from all over the world and IAP are the guys for the job. They wake up early every morning with the clients objectives in mind. Your mission is their number one objective until the task is complete. These brave men and women fight for national and global security. Many will agree, IAP Worldwide are the guys that can meet your security clearance needs.You can rest assured they have the skill set to tackle the tough issues that

Don’t waste your time with other organized security teams that aren’t backed with the tools, equipment, and skills of IAP. They are there if and when you need someone to be a structured force in a tough situations that affect mankind every day. There is a force out there that is tough enough to handle what you’re going through with the right force to back you every step of the way. Hire the professionals when you need proven results that even the government can rely on. Visit IAP Worldwide for more details on how to thrive.

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The world of Andy Wirth

Born on July 25, 1963, in Neubrucke, Germany, Andy had a humble and noble upbringing. His grandfather Conrad Wirth was the United States National Park Service director thus his family was well off financially. He was a kind and conscientious kid who was highly reliable among his peers. He had an aesthetic appreciation for others hence usually placed other people’s needs in front of his.

Andy Wirth was a person who valued knowledge and competence hence attended Colorado State University where he advanced with a Bachelor of Science degree; he later joined Edinburg University to further his studies in this competitive world.  Learn more about Andy Wirth:  https://about.me/andywirth

With an unwavering sense of responsibility and duty, Andy worked at Rocky Mountain National Park as a backcountry ranger, at San Pedro Park as a wilderness ranger and also at Hot Shot Land Fire Crew in Northern Mexico.

Andy Wirth then began a career at Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation in 1986. His strong personality and drive to achieve more made him rise up in the ranks of the company (mostly in the marketing department). He operated there for more than 20 years before the company was purchased by Intrawest.

The management quickly realized his potential and made him the Chief Marketing Officer. He also became the executive vice president of sales and marketing where he managed both domestic and global market strategies. He worked there until 2010.

It became evident that Andy Wirth was a natural leader and Squad Valley offered him a top managerial position. Cushing family had been managing the company for the past 16years before they passed it to Andy Wirth.

Andy immediately embarked on a $70 million upgrade of the company hence bringing it on level par with fellow competing skiing areas. Andy’s impact was felt a year later when the resort was named amongst the top 20% of the skiing industry. Squaw Valley later merged with Alphine Meadows Ski Resort with Andy being the CEO of both.

The managerial job does not stop Andy from focusing on philanthropy; he has contributed to the communal and environmental service at Lake Tahoe and its surroundings.

The Benefits Of A Wikipedia Page For Businesses And Individuals.

When exploring a new location, one is curious to find out the interesting places around the area. The first result that top up your screen is the Wikipedia, which gives details about the location. When on the move, you need an app that will guide you and HERE app ensures you get much of what you need without leaving the app. The HERE app is introducing Wikipedia Sights as a Nearby Feature. The Wikipedia Sights will show you the places of interest around you location and also a summary of an article from Wikipedia. The Wikipedia Sights is available in the Nearby Feature of HERE maps, and you just pull up the Nearby Button and select Wikipedia option and enjoy the benefits. The Nearby Feature also has Guide Tours and Eat and Drink HERE options. The Wikipedia Sights will gradually* be available to HERE users without having to update the app.

Benefits Of  Wikipedia Page Creation for Businesses and Individuals.

Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that serves as a public library. It is rated as the seventh most visited sites with over 18 billion views per month. Any business or individual with a Wikipedia page increases their visibility as Wikipedia appears as one of the top five results in Google search. The company gets an automatic SEO boost on Google and therefore the business and your persona gets a credible website presence. It is also worth noting that many people use Wikipedia as the first site when doing research or seeking knowledge. The page thus gives a significant improvement to your business and reputation, and you also receive notability. Another benefit of Wikipedia page is that anyone can be able to create and edit a Wiki page, this means that you can write about your business or yourself if there are credible online citations. Get Your Wiki is a site of knowledgeable Wikipedia experts for hire who can help in creating a professional Wikipedia page for you and your business.

Consumers and investors research for product information and business history, when you create a Wikipedia article it automatically adds some legitimacy and credibility to your business. Having gotten information from the page, consumers and investors may visit your website leading to increased traffic. Investors will also be comfortable investing in your company having obtained enough information. Availability of product information on Wikipedia will increase sales and reduce customer service and market costs for your business and personal brand.

InnovaCare is the Largest Provider of Managed Healthcare Services

Medicare advantage is a health insurance program of Health Maintenance Organization and Preferred Provider Organizations taken alongside or as a replacement of the traditional Medicare benefits. The original Medicare comprise part A and B. Part A provides for payments for in-patients amenities, except those of physician consultation and surgery while part B offer payments for surgery and physician consultation as well as other medically significant out-patient amenities including CT Scan, Laboratory diagnosis, X-rays and some durable medical supplies and equipment.

The distinction between the original Medicare and the Medicare advantage is that while Part A and Part B Medicare beneficiaries claim payments processed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the beneficiaries of Medicare Advantage pay premium to commercial insurance companies. These commercial insurance companies in turn, receive compensation from the government to provide payments for Part A and Part B benefits to individual enrollees.

A Medicare advantage plan sometimes referred to as a ‘Part C’, favorably include a drug benefit plan allowing enrollees to receive drug medication as an added incentive to both Part A and Part B of the traditional Medicare plan. However, to be a beneficiary of the Medicare Advantage plan, you must have an existing Medicare Part A and Part B, you must be living within the stipulated plan’s service areas and in case you’re diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease, you are required to join Special Needs Plan after which you might be considered for the Medicare Advantage Plan.

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InnovaCare Health is one of the commercial insurance companies in North America, providing the Medicare Advantage plan in addition to other managed healthcare services. The company was established in 2007, to offer additional care for both Medicare beneficiaries and commercial members through innovative models.

With its two lines of care; Medicare Advantage and Provider Networks, InnovaCare Health is committed to providing quality healthcare via innovative models that are cost-effective, sustainable and comprehensively integrated with modern technologies. Their Medicare Advantage plan not only meets the medical requirement of the patients but also impact mental and emotional wellbeing. Moreover, through their Provider Network, they can connect with hospitals, physicians, enrollees, patients and employers to build physician networks that suits the interests of everyone according to Penelope Kokkinides.

Under the leadership of their highly esteemed Richard Shinto, InnovaCare is destined to be largest provider of managed healthcare amenities in United States. Dr. Rick Shinto has over 20 years’ experience in both operational and clinical healthcare.

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Let Your Hair Win with Wen

Wen by Chaz has an all-in-one shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner called Wen Cleansing Conditioner. These five commodities combined prompted hair stylist, Emily McClure, to try Wen for seven days. She blogged about her experience with Bustle, a website written and geared towards women. McClure’s hair is thin and fine, so she was pretty excited to try this brand, hoping it would give her the gorgeous hair advertised on YouTube. Each day, she posted a picture and wrote about her daily experience. After seven days, she finalized her review saying that her friends complimented her on how shiny her hair was. Overall, she rated the cleansing conditioner as a great product.

Chaz Dean is the creator of the Wen Cleansing Conditioner. His brand is used by countless celebrities. Before Chaz was widely known, he was specializing in cut and color and began to help another company develop new hair products. That is when he decided to move his salon from Bel Air to the Chaz Dean Studio in Hollywood. His studio provides an ample retreat for celebrities to get away from the hustle and bustle they endure daily. This is where he now develops his own hair products, which has exploded in popularity. Since 2008, he has shipped out over 10 million products through Amazon.

The Wen products that Chaz develops ensures to clean and hydrate hair, while replacing five products. His line has products for all types and textures of hair. The icing on the cake is, if you aren’t satisfied with any of the products, Wen offers a 60-day money back guarantee. Chaz’s Wen is truly a win-win experience.

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Exfoliating The Face

Exfoliating the face is something that you need to do on a regular basis. It helps to remove the dirt and debris that is in the pores of the face. The key to exfoliating is to use a product that is comfortable on the skin. Don’t be too rough as this can leave the face red and irritated.

Manual scrubs often work best, says Wengie. These are the apricot scrubs, micro-beads or a honey scrub. These are so easy to use and make the skin feel very nice. They are affordable and can be worked into the skin care routine at any time. They are usually done after taking a shower. Chemical exfoliants are also an option. There are AHA and BHA formulas depending on your skin type. These are best for sun-damaged or dry skin. The chemicals will melt away the dead skin and go into the pores to clean them out. You can get them in various strengths depending on how well the skin will tolerate the product. Higher ranges will literally peel the top layer of skin off of the face. Use a lower range when first applying the exfoliant. You can get these products in gels, lotions or creams. A lotion is best for oily skin.

Another method is using a natural aqua gel. It’s applied to the skin, and once it’s applied, you can start to see small pieces of dead skin begin to peel away. It’s popular in Asia and Japan. You can easily use the gel in the shower as it is water-based. This is something that you could use if you have dry or sensitive skin.

 

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White Shark Media Solves Problems for Professionals

For years, new entrepreneurs and small business owners have struggled to make sense of AdWords and attempted to drive traffic towards their sites.

Most small business owners know that advertising campaigns are important, but few have the time or resources to focus on these key, business-generating projects. White Shark Media helps businesses and individuals learn how to use AdWords to effectively improve their business traffic.

The first step in finding out how White Shark Media can help your business is to obtain a free evaluation. Whether you already have an AdWords campaign in progress or you are completely unsure where to begin, a White Shark Media specialist can work with you to determine the next steps.

At the time of your evaluation, a specialist will connect with you online so you can see his or her screen and all actions taken.  Learn more about White Shark Media Review: http://www.whitesharkmedia.com/testimonials/

The specialist will explain the process and review your needs so they can tell you exactly how White Shark Media can most effectively improve your business. When the evaluation is complete, you can choose to contract with White Shark Media for further campaign work, or walk away with absolutely no obligation.

The staff at White Shark Media take their commitment to their customers seriously. This is why they actively seek feedback from their clients and tackle any problems that are pointed out.

Early in their practice, the White Shark Media staff heard complaints from clients who did not understand their AdWords performance, they took immediate steps to rectify this.

Now, the team provides several in-house installations that make AdWords reporting far easier to understand and helps clients track these vital statistics so they know how their business is doing at any given moment.

Likewise, White Shark Media Review customers noted at one point that, despite technological advances, many of their business clients still engaged them via phone. Customers were concerned that these phone engagements weren’t being tracked.

White Shark Media, recognizing the importance of tracking all business activity, added phone tracking software for all clients at no extra charge to ensure all business contacts were properly captured.

Many small business professionals run into problems when the company running their ad campaign cannot be reached. This causes frustration and wasted business time. When White Shark Media customers raised concerns about this, the company responded by changing their communication practices.

Now, all customers will receive a (virtual) face-to-face meeting with their campaign manager who will provide them with a complete status update each month and answer any questions about ad performance and next steps that are needed. Further, White Shark Media added private extensions for client managers, so they can be reached directly, without the filter of a receptionist.

Ad campaigns and AdWords can be complicated and time consuming, and one thing small business owners never have enough of us time. By relying on a customer centric firm like White Shark Media, professionals can optimize their business traffic so they can focus on their business.

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