Goettl Air Conditioning: Expect Greatness

One thing is for sure: Ken Goodrich and his team have done a masterful job the past four years when it comes to Goettl Air Conditioning. This was a company that was truly on life support and in pretty bad shape. There were money issues, employee issues, and a whole host of problems. There were also issues with unhappy customers as well. They had felt like they were ripped off and that the company was not what it once was. It was almost as if a once great company had fallen on hard times and they were not going to recover.


Enter Ken Goodrich. Anyone that knows him, they know he is not a man that is shy about fixing a business. This was the 16th business he had fixed, and he was ready to make it bigger and better than ever. He wanted it to be diverse and satisfy the customers, first and foremost. He knows they are the lifeblood of the company. Without customers, it is impossible for a company to grow, make money, or do much of anything for that matter. That is why he gave back to the community and he built their trust. Now that he has their trust, he has no intentions of losing it anytime soon.


They are going to keep up with repairs, maintenance, and putting in new air conditioners. They know they have a job to do, and they want to do it to the best of their abilities. After all, anything worth doing is well doing well. Everyone at Goettl Air Conditioning takes pride in the work that they are doing. It means something to them and if it means something to them, it is going to mean something to the customers as well. They are going to go all out.


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Doug Levitt and the Greyhound Diaries

In 2008, a war zone foreign correspondent for among others, CNN and MSNBC took his notebook and his acoustic guitar, and boarded a Greyhound bus to take to the road in an effort to get to know real people in America for whom this low point in our country’s economy were impacted the most, and worst. Doug Levitt interviewed other travelers, played on street corners, in bus terminals, and at city council meetings across the country, writing and strumming his special blend of folk-pop-rock music.

Levitt has logged in over 120,000 miles since then, having published his book written on the road, “The Greyhound Diaries” which is comprised of testimonials of people’s lives and the impact poverty, economic hard times, and social politics has had on them and their families. He walks in the footsteps of other social activists and artists, including Woody Guthrie and John Steinbeck.

He has performed at USC, Kennedy Center and countless homeless shelters, photographed thousands of people, and asked real questions of ordinary Americans. The result was a 212-page paperback book from North, South, East and Western areas of the country.

The Greyhound Diaries comes off to the reader as arresting, sometimes depressing, and definitely a grim cross-section of gender, race, creed, poverty levels, outliers, drug and alcohol abusers, and other artists of a kind, discussing along this “odyssey” of a journey on hard, plastic and sometimes tattered seats via fully-seated busses, taking off from city and small town terminals.

As a musician, there are several MP3, CD and live streaming opportunities to hear selected songs, written and performed by Levitt with titles such as:



Fayetteville 3AM

Strongest Soul

In the Shadow of the City

Truck Drivers Road


Ballad of the Sunrise Motel

Awake on Orchard Street


Way Stations

Tall Lights

Anywhere But Here

McClean, Virginia


All of these are labeled EP for Extended Player, longer than a single but shorter than an album, usually between 4 and 6 tracks. EP versions of an artist’s creation is what the music industry defines as “used to raise awareness of their talent.”

Doug Levitt still takes to the road, taking notes, and still songwriting with an increased focus on being a voice for perhaps millions of Americans who travel by bus, fight to survive, and hopefully, find some peace along the ride. It might be called a road trip journal, as it includes his voice and style in the telling of fascinating stories from voices that, according to Levitt, need to be heard.

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Dr. Clay Siegall on a Mission to Substantially Increase the Survival Rate of Cancer Patients

Clay Siegall, a well-known cancer researcher and founder cum CEO of Seattle Genetics, is on a mission to reduce the mortality rate due to cancer and other severe diseases. Since he founded the firm in 1998, Dr. Siegall transformed the cancer therapy in a greater way with targeted treatments. He says that during his college days, Dr. Siegall witnessed the sufferings of one of his relatives due to cancer and decided to develop better ways of treatment considering the brutal treatment regimens of chemotherapy and radical surgery. When Dr. Clay Siegall became a researcher, he had great thoughts on generating the treatment methods unique and addressing the need of patients better and decided to found his own firm.


He says that initial years were stressful, and it took almost ten years from the IPO to make Seattle Genetics profitable. During the early years, the operating capital was very low and, Dr. Siegall put his hard work to make the firm profitable. He remembers how the firm’s dynamic sales staff brought the customers for the firm and changed the environment for it. Dr. Siegall understands the importance of his business and does a unique marketing strategy which requires a lot of meetings and negotiations. He believes in hard work and thinks that his successful career is attributed to that. Dr. Siegall says the primary thing that differentiates humans from animals is work habits, and IQ or any other things are just secondary.


Under Dr. Siegall, Seattle Genetics developed antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) named ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin) which became the first ACD product that got approval from FDA. The drug is now a global brand with approval from more than 65 countries. Dr. Siegall also led the firm to make collaboration with Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, AbbVie, and Pfizer.


Before founding Seattle Genetics, he worked with Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Institute and National Cancer Institute. Dr. Siegall is serving on the boards of some pharmaceutical firms and organizations including Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, and Washington Roundtable. He wrote more than 70 publications and currently holds 15 patents. Dr. Siegall completed Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the Maryland University and did Ph.D. from George Washington University in Genetics.

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Archie Parnell Gets the Support of End Citizens United for Congress

End Citizens United, a PAC which is opposing the unaccounted money flow into the politics and election process, has decided to support Archie Parnell for the Congress race from South Carolina. Interestingly, Parnell completed almost 70 percent of the primary and confirmed that he is planning to fight against big money into politics with the implementation of financial reform. “He proved that he has grassroots level support and expected to garner more when moving to the general election,” said Tiffany Muller, President of End Citizens United. The support of the PAC is part of its agenda to send maximum pro-reform legislators into the Congress and the Senate to make legislation that controls the unaccounted and uncontrolled money flow a reality.



“I am excited about the support that is given by End Citizens United as it works dedicated to the campaign finance reform which derails the natural democratic processing in Washington. For a long time, many politicians are part of vested interests and try to represent the business groups rather than the electorate they receive, and I assure an independent and different voice of South Carolina in the Congress,” said Parnell in a statement. The large donor group and volunteers of the PAC are expected to work in favor of Parnell and would support with the resources for the Congress race. The latest reports confirm that the PAC has more than three million members with at least 29,000 from South Carolina alone.



End Citizens United is formed in 2015 to fight against the negative trends created in the politics and election process after the Citizens United verdict by the Supreme Court in 2010. Citizens United verdict recognized the corporations and unions as citizens and allowed spending without limits and accountability. Though the PAC is just two years old, it has grown as a mass volunteer organization to voice against the unfavorable trends in politics. During the first three months of this year, the PAC has collected more than $4 million in a mission to support the favorable candidates during 2018 midterm elections. The group is planning to make the total amount to $35 million before the elections, which is a significant rise from its previous record of collecting $25 million for 2016 Presidential Election.



Close to 100,000 people made contributions during the initial quarter and out of this around 40,000 of them are first-time givers, confirmed Muller. The average contribution stands at $12 and this shows that more people are showing interest to support the cause. It should be noted that End Citizens United were the third largest federal PAC for the year 2016. Interestingly, the PAC has made a limit for the contributions to $5000 per individual considering its fight against unlimited finance in elections.


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White Shark Media And Different Types Of SEO

There are different types of SEO. Among the common types of SEO are global SEO and local SEO. Of course global SEO is more or less saturated. Therefore, people have a much better chance working with local SEO. After all, customers not only want to buy products, but they are also more likely to buy products from companies that are closer to them. One of the reasons is that there are plenty of advantages to shopping locally from the internet. One of the common advantages is that one is able to get their products sooner than if they were to buy from a company that is a few hundred miles away from them.


For people that struggle with SEO, there are companies that are willing to help with this type of activity. Among these local SEO companies is White Shark Media. They are able to handle all aspects of local SEO. One thing that they do is take the time to set up a website that is very search friendly. When clients sign up for service from White Shark Media, they are assigned specialists that will help them in their marketing. Therefore, they will increase the leads and the sales they would get.


Local SEO is one thing that is very powerful when it comes to marketing. This is one of the reasons that people are going to be able to experience even greater success with online marketing. One good method for success is a combination of global and local SEO so that they will be able to maximize the success of their company. One of the most important steps to success in online marketing is to know about the different techniques that are available for people to use for success in the industry of their choice with online marketing.


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Alexandre Gama Provides Excellent Advertising Service

Alexandre Gama is one of the most reliable marketing and advertising professionals in Brazil. Alexandre Gama advises and guides numerous clients, including organizations, sole proprietors, institutions and other entities. Alexandre Gama has a team of qualified marketing and advertising professionals and he takes steps to ensure the highest quality advertising and promotional services. Alexandre Gama works closely with his clients, to learn more about their situation an determine the best strategy or technique for getting the result that they desire. Alexandre Gama is highly knowledgeable and experienced and he can get you the outcome you want.


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Yanni Hufnagel and His Recruiting Success

Being a college basketball coach is no easy task. The demands of this job seem to increase every year and include recruiting, coaching, graduating players and managing a program. Many programs find out quickly that there coach just doesn’t have what it takes to last in this profession. Yanni Hufnagel however is not on of those coaches. Having already built a very impressive resume, Hufnagel seems destined for coaching success in the future.


Hufnagel’s roots take him back to Scarsdale, New York where he was raised. He enjoyed basketball as a youth. After being cut from his high school team he decided to begin working as a commentator. Soon after that he was offered a graduate assistant job at Oklahoma University. It was during this time that he helped to develop current L.A. Clipper Blake Griffin. Hufnagel’s skills as a recruiter became more noticed at this time.


Yanni Hufnagel’s next stop would be at Harvard University as an assistant head coach. Under the leadership of former Duke star Tommy Amaker, Hufnagel’s coaching and recruiting skills really began to blossom. He played a vital role in the development of professional players like Jeremy Lin and Wesley Saunders.


After Harvard, Hufnagel would have a few other stops including the University of California and Vanderbilt. At California, Hufnagel had the opportunity to work with two other future pros in Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb. These two were highly rated recruits that Hufnagel had a major role in recruiting. Hufnagel also had the opportunity to work under head coach Cuonzo Martin. The pair helped lead the Golden Bears to a 2016 NCAA tournament bid.


Yanni Hufnagel has continued to gain attention as hs career has progressed. Seth Greenburg of ESPN and Jeff Capel of Duke are just two of the notable people who have praised Hufnagel’s abilities. With so much experience and success, Yanni Hufnagel is sure to be a future head coach in college basketball.

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Adam Milstein Is In Richtopia’s Top 200 List

Adam Milstein has made philanthropy an important priority in his work and his charity work has become known all over the world, so much so that he made Richtopia’s list of the World’s Top 200 Do Gooders. That list has included billionaire businessmen like Warren Buffet, the Trump family, Mark Zuckerberg and TV personalities like Oprah Winfrey and politicians including the Clintons and Obamas. Milstein’s contributions to the Jewish community through financial giving and promoting a strong Israel also landed him the Jerusalem Post’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews list just 8 months ago and he and his wife Gila have also recently hosted a video production competition along with StandWithUs.


Adam Milstein is a founding member and current Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties, one of the largest and most affluent Jewish American real estate investment firms. He’s responsible for acquiring capital for property purchases and property administration tasks. Prior to real estate brokering, Milstein lived in Israel and served in the military for four years including fighting in the Yom Kippur War in 1973. He also worked in construction and building framing for several years with his father, and then also ran a business selling art to the temples while attending the Israeli Technion – Institute of Technology. He married Gila Elgrably in 1974 and has raised three daughters with her.


Adam Milstein founded the Milstein Family Foundation in the year 2000, an organization that has not only financially supported other Jewish American activists and resources, but has also supplied educational materials such as Hebrew learning and heritage books. The foundation’s values lie in active philanthropy, path life impact and philanthropic synergy. The Milsteins have been actively involved in every organization the foundation supports, they try to educate each Jewish American age group according to their appropriate time in life, and they call for Jewish leaders around the nation to join with them in building strong communities.

Adam Milstein helped found the Israeli-American Council where he currently serves as chairman, and has also been on the boards of organizations such as StandWithUs, Hillel International and its sister foundations, AIPAC and Hasbara Fellowships. He also is involved with student groups promoting Jewish culture on American campuses. Milstein has also been a keynote speaker at several political action conferences.

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Avaaz is Changing the World Through Online Petitions

Avaaz meaning “voice” or “song” in the Persian language was created by Canadian Rick Patel to close the gap between the world as it currently is and the world that most people desire. Service Employees International Union and Res Publica helped to start the organization. The organization now has more than 44 million members in 194 countries around the world.

Giving People a Voice

The organization hopes to give people everywhere a voice through asking them to join email campaigns aimed at changing a variety of conditions around the globe including climate change, animal abuse, human rights, poverty and international conflicts. Avaaz has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump during the recent United States elections.

Henry Root Inspiration

Avaaz is headquartered in New York City. The organization draws inspiration from the fictional Henry Root who wrote letters to the London Evening Standard complaining about changes needing to be made in the England.

How Campaigns are Chosen

Avaaz works virtually with workers in 30 different countries ensuring that each campaign they embrace has international coverage. Any member can suggest a campaign they feel that Avaaz should become involved with supporting. Then, a team of specialist develop a platform calling for the proposed change. A tester email is then sent to 10,000 members with Avaaz getting involved with those where the organization gets the largest response.

Successful Campaigns

Avaaz has had several successful campaigns. They encouraged over 2.8 million people to sign a petition to keep the internet free. They were also instrumental in the signing of the Paris Climate Accord which they hope is the beginning to the end of fossil fuel. They have also encouraged over 1.3 million people to sign a petition increasing the size of marine reserves. They have been outspoken in wanting the use of glyphosate in pesticides discontinued. The organization has given millions in aid where natural disasters have struck.

Avaaz continues to be a great example in servant leadership everywhere. They accept funding from no government relying on donations from members. They believe that the world will be a better place as people learn to work together.

For more information follow Avaaz on Twitter.

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Chris Burch Ventures into a More Successful Industry

After a series of partnership founding of various global retail brands with Tory Burch and C. Wonder among others, Chris Burch decided to venture and try his entrepreneurial lack in the hospitality industry. In 2012, Chris Burch and his friend James McBride an hotelier were lucky to purchase the Nihiwatu and later converted it into one of the most classic luxury resort in the area. The hotel located at the Sumba Indonesian Island was later nominated as the top hotel worldwide in 2016 based on their Travel and leisure services, Related article on businessinsider.com.

In one of the interviews hosted by the Business Jet Traveler, Burch confessed that he had purchased the hotel for his children and he had hopes that as a family they would preserve the restaurant as a way to giving back to the community. Chris believes that when one is in an exceptional place to offer something, he should work on it to give the world a different experience.

The Nihiwatu has achieved more than everyone expected for a short period basing on the fact that most projects usually turn into less. The Wall Street Journal has it that if Burch is not spending his time in the Hamptons or the Miami, he is spending at his resort. Nihiwatu comprises of 27 pillars all which are privately owned including Raja Mendeka the private home of Chris Burch. The home has four more villas and the main house as well. Additional article on architecturaldigest.com.

Christopher Burch is the founding and current CEO to the Burch Creative Capital. Throughout his life, Chris has been both an active entrepreneur and investor who has served in several industries for a period not less than four decades. Apart from the hotel, Burch has invested in several sections of the real estate and in all areas incredibly made his way to success. As an individual, Chris has played a critical role towards the rise of various technologies and luxury brands including the Voss water, Poppin, Jawbone and the Faena Hotel+ Universe as well. For updates on Burch timeline activities and more, hop over to crunchbase.com.

Previously, Chris has worked with the Continuum Group and Guggenheim capital as one of their board members. His entrepreneurship reputation started in 1976 when he was still a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Ithaca College.   Additional article here.

For more reading hit http://www.bjtonline.com/business-jet-news/billionaire-chris-burch

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