The Chainsmokers on Path to Making Dance Chart History

While The Chainsmokers are busy pumping out brand new singles, their debut album Memories… Do Not Open doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

The first album from the electronic duo has held on to its place at No. 1 on Billboards Dance and Electronic Albums chart. It’s been there for so long that it’s now tied with one of the Gorillaz’s most celebrated albums  Demon Days for third longest at the top of this chart.

Both have been listed in the top spot 34 times, but considering Demon Days debuted back in 2005 it’s unlikely that this Gorillaz’s album will get the honor again. But Memories…Do Not Open, which only premiered last April, could have some life left in it, meaning the Gorillaz’s favorite may be shoved down to the fourth spot as this album continues to garner attention.

In the year since their debut album, The Chainsmokers have found ways to keep some of the attention for themselves as groups like Above & Beyond, Kygo, and William Control have made attempts to gain the most visibility on the Billboard charts. Then there was the resurgence of Avicii’s work following the news of his death. But these upsets in the Billboard order have been mere detours on the way towards making history for The Chainsmokers.

About The Chainsmokers:

American EDM duo, The Chainsmokers, made their way onto the electronic music scene in 2014 and made a name for themselves with the release of the hit single “#Selfie.” A series of successful singles made for a quick path to fame, taking the duo up the Billboard charts. “Don’t Let Me Down” even earned them an award for Best Dance Recording at the Grammy Awards in 2017.

Drew Taggart and Alex Pall met each other through their mutual manager Adam Alpert. In need of partners to assist in their music projects, Taggart and Pall formed The Chainsmokers. Pall has previously worked as a professional songwriter in addition to being a classically trained pianist. Taggart, also a songwriter for recording artists, has produced several albums before forming the group.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/69GGBxA162lTqCwzJG5jLp

Aloha Construction and Restoration Company

Aloha Construction is a family owned and operated company that is headquartered out of Lake Zurich Illinois. Dave Farbaky founded Aloha Construction in 2008. His first office in Zion serviced Northern Illinois and South Eastern Wisconsin. The Midwest region is prone to storm damage and wind damage. Aloha started out by providing siding and roofing needs to the residents in their service range.

Within just a decade of being open and operational Aloha experienced a mass expansion. The people of Illinois spoke and Aloha Construction listened. Aloha opened a secondary location in Bloomington Illinois that would provide service to the Central and Southern Illinois communities. In addition to roofing and siding Aloha Construction also provides gutters, downspout systems, windows, screen replacements, fascia and soffits.

In 2017 Aloha Construction received the coveted Torch award from the Better Business Bureau. This award recognized Aloha in the category of ethics. Aloha treats their customers and their employees with total professionalism. Aloha are members of the National Roofing Contractors Association, the Building Trades Association and the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association. Aloha also has an industrial certification from the Better Business Bureau and they are a “A” rated construction company.

In August of 2017 Aloha shared some very exciting news for their new and existing customers. Aloha had always offered some renovation business to existing customers. Basic renovations or remodels were services they sometimes provided to their current customers. In 2017 Aloha decided to branch out and open Aloha Restoration Company. This other side of Aloha provides renovations and repairs to new customers. Some of the renovations that Aloha Restorations Company performs include kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, basement remodels and even mold removal, water damage restoration, fire restoration and basic restorations. Aloha recognizes that not all of their customers’ storm damage ends at roofing and siding and they want to be able to assist in all aspects of the renovation and restoration process for their clients. Aloha continues to provide top notch customer service to all of Illinois and South Eastern Wisconsin.
https://aloharestorationco.com/bbb-torch-award-winner-chicago/

Sahm Adrangi Speaks at Short Selling Conference

The market in the United States has been a bull one in recent years, but this has not stopped Sahm Adrangi and Kerrisdale Capital from finding a good amount of success through their fundamental investing strategies. While other investors and firms have been following rather mechanical investment strategies, Sahm Adrangi still believes in betting for good companies and stocks for the long term while shorting the stocks of companies that are not being upfront with their practices to their investors and customers.

While some people have had negative things to say about Sahm Adrangi’s tactics of betting against companies that he does not see being successful in the long-run, he is a value investor and only shorts companies who have failed in their promises and are not engaging in business practices that range from being dishonest to flat-out fraudulent. So far, he has not had that many issues when it came to picking out stocks that he has had success with using his methods.

In May, Sahm Adrangi joined many other important and prevalent investors at a conference in Manhattan to discuss short selling and where it will be in the future. The Art, Pain, and Opportunity of Short Selling had over a dozen speakers who shared their experience and expertise on the topic of short selling to the other investors in attendance. Each one of these speakers shared their thoughts on an individual challenge that they faced during the process of short selling investments.

The opening speech of the conference was delivered by Sahm Adrangi himself and followed breakfast as well as an opening address by the event’s organizer Whitney Tilson. The topic of his speech was over the opportunities for short selling investments in relation to fraud in advertising. Over the recent years, ad fraud has been increasing considerably and he believes that something needs to be done to address the problem to prevent it from continuing. By shorting these companies as an act of value investing, Sahm Adrangi and other investors are going their part to draw attention from the public to the growing problem.

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/sahm-adrangi

Dr. Mark McKenna: Looking at the Future of the Good Doctor’s Motivation

“A Glimpse into What Drives Atlanta Entrepreneur Dr. Mark McKenna” feature through crunch base is a great introductory article for anyone who is interested in following the work of Atlanta-based entrepreneur Dr. Mark McKenna. Dr. Mark McKenna is well known on the entrepreneurial circuit as he has created several exceptional businesses with pristine models. His work displays a sense of innovation and risk while also providing services that are necessary to the public. One of his most famous businesses is that of ShapeMed. ShapeMed is a business that McKenna worked on for many years after selling it to Life Time Fitness. Before his current company OVME, it had been one of his most successful endeavors to date.

Dr. Mark McKenna is licensed in both general medicine and surgery after graduating from Tulane medical school. He believes that medicine was going to be a major part of his life very early on. Once graduating he decided that it would be pertinent to begin practice with his father at his medical business. Even at a young age Dr. Mark McKenna had an eye for real estate and began his first venture. OVME is the evolution of his very first attempts at business. It is worth noting that everything that McKenna has gotten involved in has been successful in one way or another.

What are the things that motivate Dr. Mark McKenna to do so well? Well, with OVME it is all about patient care and the medical aesthetics field. Medical aesthetics continue to rise in popularity with more clients looking into elective procedures. He wanted to create a very safe and home environment for these individuals. He also believes that this drive towards patient care is a result of an inner desire to facilitate better patient advocacy on his part. He wants to be a truly caring professional for his clients. When he comes home at night he is also greeted by an enormous amount of support from his family. This is a cornerstone of any successful businessman, balance. His work in medical aesthetics is nowhere near done so it will be interesting to see where his motivation will carry him next.

https://blog.usejournal.com/a-brief-history-of-me-ovme-26b7e2fa803a

Shervin Pishevar Warns of Bitcoin Losses

Shervin Pishevar, technology expert, and former venture capitalist shared his unique perspective on the economy in February 2018. In a 21-hour tweetstorm, Pishevar touched on such topics as the stock market, Bitcoin, Silicon Valley, and infrastructure. His comments are valuable due to his high position in the technology world.

Pishevar predicted that the bond market would soon see price reductions, causing the stock market to fall as well. He cited “rising interest rates, increasing credit account deficits, and tax giveaways” as causes for the fall in stock prices. He warned that government bonds could no longer rescue the economy as they have done several times in the past.

Shervin Pishevar warned that Bitcoin, the tech industry’s darling, may not always be a skyrocketing investment as it has been in the past. He warned that Bitcoin would plunge to $2,000 but would perhaps stabilize there. His predictions on Bitcoin have partially come to pass with a large sell-off.

Another area where Shervin Pishevar shares his concerns is inflation. “Inflation is dead. Long live inflation! Inflation never manifests itself (in a) way (that) many expect. We’ve managed to export inflation for decades now,” he claims.

Shervin Pishevar is deeply concerned with the effects of tech monopolies on startup companies. He claims that the top 5 “unicorn companies” (Microsoft, Facebook, Alphabet, Apple, and Google) would continue to dominate the technology market, making it next to impossible for small startup companies to make it in Silicon Valley. He predicted that other countries would be more fertile ground for startups. He states that Silicon Valley will soon lose its place as the number one incubator of new technology firms.

Shervin Pishevar also criticized the United States’ infrastructure. He claimed that China has a far more advanced system in place and that they could build a train station in 9 hours. Lack of infrastructure stifles the economy.

Pishevar’s pronouncements may not all come true, but he has a unique window into the workings of the technology world. His predictions on Bitcoin, in particular, are worth taking seriously. While the tweetstorm was the work of one day, keep it in mind as we move through the coming months and years.

http://releasefact.com/2018/02/shervin-pishevar-tweet-storm/

The Impact of Technology on the operations of GreenSky Credit Firm

GreenSky Credit has been the leading creditor and financial institution, offering credit facilities to the small lenders and creditors so that they can increase their financial and lending capacity to their customers. This idea has assisted the small financial creditors because they can now give credit and loans to their customers with more flexibility and without much worry about how much they can afford to lend the borrower. They also have the advantage of giving the loans to their customers at more affordable rates than when they were on their own. This is because their financial risk has been shared with their reassurer, GreenSky Credit.

Since the foundation of the firm, GreenSky has been a success both to the owners and its business partners. This has been reflected by the alarming rate at which the number of clients has increased. The valuation figures of the organization are also a clear indicator that the firm is headed in the right direction. The CEO of the organization, David Zalik, has been so instrumental to the success of GreenSky Credit. Zalik has been a great inspiration to his employees and has also been their motivation. Bearing in mind that the workers of any organization are fundamental to its success or failure, those of GreenSky have contributed to its success.

One innovation that has turned all the financial tables for GreenSky Credit and all the other business partners that transact business with the organization is the introduction of an online platform where the customers to the small financial lenders can borrow the loans. This has made the process of loan application less tedious and more efficient. For instance, before the introduction of the online platform, customers had to fill papers manually, which would then wait for the approval by the staff from the lending institution, and then taken to GreenSky Credit where the loan could be disbursed.

The introduction of this online platform only requires the customer to log into the organization’s website where they should fill in their credentials and loan details and then submit the application for immediate review. After the review by the lending institution, the borrower can comfortably wait for less than two days for the funds to hit their bank accounts.

Stream Energy

Natural disasters are a confusing and difficult time for not only the people who suffer through them but sometimes an entire nation. When a natural disaster occurred its not only destroys typically millions of dollars worth of infrastructure or other personal property it also has a lasting impact. After a natural disaster, many families are without what they need. Typically, almost everything they home has been completely destroyed and many of those who are affected the worst by these disasters do not have the funds necessary to even begin the process of rebuilding a life. When as much damage is done as was done by hurricane Harvey in Dallas Texas the long-term impacts can be severe.

A huge issue comes when you consider the chain reaction of the event. Not only do families lose everything that they own, they also can lose all work. After such a huge event many businesses need to close down for repairs or simply close down indefinitely. This is a chain reaction on those who depend on those businesses for work. After losing everything that you own could also be laid off without any savings to pull back on. Such an event is incredibly difficult to bounce back from. Those two suffer the most tend to be those who dependent most on their jobs. People who live week to week do not have savings available to them to repair their home or come up with a deposit for new one. They also typically lack insurance that would help them recover. Even if they have insurance, there are often deductibles or long waiting periods before a pay out arrives.

In these trying times many families need to depend on the generosity of their fellow man. After a huge disaster event such as hurricane Harvey charities quickly sweep into the affected area in order to provide relief to those most in need. One of the first responders in the case of hurricane Harvey was stream energy. Stream energy is a direct selling energy company based in Dallas. Stream energy quickly put its philanthropic branch to work helping families. The philanthropic branch of stream energy is stream cares. This division of stream energy is dedicated to giving back to the community that helped stream energy becomes a success story it is.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2016/11/14/dallas-stream-energy-relocate-headquarters-addison.html

Ted Bauman Works Hard To Bring His Readers The Kind Of Investing Information They Need

Ted Bauman teamed up with Banyan Hill Publishing in 2013 and is the editor of Plan B Club, The Bauman Letter, and Alpha Stock Alert. He helps people to protect their assets and privacy and offers them tips about low-risk investing. For a lot of his life, he has been helping others to live a life of freedom through investing. He was born in Washington, D.C. but emigrated to South Africa when he was a younger man. There, he attended the University of Cape Town and earned postgraduate degrees in history and economics. While in South Africa, Ted Bauman worked with nonprofits in an executive position where he mostly managed the funds of housing projects that were built on a budget.

Ted Bauman appreciates that he can work right out of his own home nowadays, because it allows him to be able to get working as soon as he can; instead of having to drive a long distance beforehand. He has learned that he is someone who works well in the morning, so he gets up extra early in order to get a lot done before the majority of the country is even awake. Current events and other day to day news is something he pays a lot of attention to so he can offer the best advice to readers, and he loves to be able to add value to their lives through his skills.

Ted Bauman has noticed that his readers, over the years, have been asking more and more questions about the inner workings of the United States economy as well as the economy of the rest of the world. This gets him excited, because he wants his readers to learn to ask critical questions and evaluate situations for themselves. He is a bit concerned about the fact that financial products are not regulated very much but also doesn’t want the governments interference in every aspect of people’s lives. As an expert in the investment world, he does his best to always be on top of the topics that his readers are interested in so he can offer them the kinds of insights that only an expert, such as himself, can.

Talk Space Launches an App for Online Therapy

It only takes a click at the mouse followed by a tap on your app, and you have instant access to an inexpensive therapy session. That is what the new online tools and technology are all about. Using the web is pretty convenient especially for the people who find it comfortable to use the internet in seeking psychotherapy help. But prior to signing up, logging in, and even initiating a chat, there are key points to consider. Talk Space Therapy is sharing some of the fundamental tips you need to consider before delving into online therapy.

Background

Telepsychology is the term used to refer to therapy delivered online. You may have come across it in your search for online therapy, text therapy or text therapy. Anytime you interact with a therapist through a website; you could be taking telepsychology services. And Talk Space Therapy is one such platform that offers such services.

Foundation

Talk Space is a platform established to confront conventional therapy, which involves pairing licensed therapists with individuals or couples. This has been failing of late. For that reason, the likes of Talk Space are taking over and disseminating invaluable therapeutic services to meet the growing demand of patients who need mental health care.

Statistics and Contribution

About 20% of Americans who have mental illness have been living without receiving treatment for some time. Dozens of start-ups are attempting to solve this problem by creating viable treatment solutions for patients. None of them has managed to beat Talk Space at its game as recently; the company launched an app that will allow clients to access online therapists in order to determine the right prescriptions for their mental health issues.

Overview

Besides expanding its prescription drug space, Talk Space is bringing its platform to universities by providing its services to the people through employee assistance programs. The services will be seconded by fraternities that have teamed up to help college students. With that said, millennials will find the app useful as they are more open about their mental these days. Since the organization is in talks with likeminded individuals as well, many partners are joining the team to support the service delivery of online therapy.

THE REAL REAL DELVING INTO THE BEAUTY WORLD

The WWD recently published an article about how the The Real Real started discreetly introducing beauty products to their online site, and also in their physical locations in Manhattan and Las Vegas, NV since the holidays. The Chief Merchant of The Real Real, Rati Levesque, comment in this recent news and said that the company has decided to try out selected beauty goods with the intention of perfecting their costumers’ luxury experience by offering the most complete desirable selection of products in all departments from clothing, to home, to beauty. She also said that this addition is just the beginning, but that the company is planning to buy more into this category.

The Real Real is well known for its consignment business, and although adding brand new beauty goods contradicts this business model, it does support the company’s vision of offering green products. Some of the brands that they are partnering with include: Rahua, Babo Botanicals, In Fiore, Olio E Osso, Uma Oils, and Cap Beauty, along with others. There is word that the brands are selling the merchandise directly to the company.

The Real Real is the newest fashion retailer to dig deeper into the beauty industry. Other corporations, such as: Antropologie, Free People, Madewell, and Forever 21, who recently open eight new beauty-based products stores across the country, are also making initiatives to invest into this enterprise. Commentaries have said that The Real Real is moving into this direction, with most likely, the intention of establishing the company’s statues, and authorities in the beauty field, do agree that fashion retailers will look into adding beauty goods with the purpose of doing just that, or brining in more costumers.

Julie Wainwright, founder and CEO of The Real Real, comment in a recent interview and stated that the company is looking into partnering up with brands to sell new beauty and home goods through their company, and that there is also special sales coming up, and possible connections to expand their business into these categories.