Bernardo Chua: Making A Vision A Success

UPDATE: August 23, 2016
Bernardo Chua has begun a rewards program for Organo Gold, called the Preferred Customer Program. The program is designed to reward frequent buyers, by providing a 25% discount on Organo Gold coffee and associated products. Check out more information from Organo Gold’s official website at the following link:

Bernardo Chua is a successful businessman who has risen from being a small-time employee in the Philippines to a global entrepreneur. He has applied his incomparable business strategies to build his company Organo Gold to the level that it is today. He also works hard to bring as many people as he can with him on the road to success.

This marketing expert founded Organo Gold in 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. A start-up company with only three employees has grown into a multi-million dollar industry in more than 35 countries with thousands of employees and independent distributors. Prior to his own company, he was employed by Gano Excel located in the Philippines. In 2003 he moved to California to manage Gano Excel USA. Raised in the Philippines, he knew the health benefits of the ganoderma lucidium herb. This ingredient was included in the products produced by Gano Excel, but on Facebook Bernardo said he had a different vision involving its use in beverages like coffee and tea.

In just a few short years, he has delivered a healthier alternative to beverage drinkers that improves lives with greater levels of wellness, balance and prosperity. His hard work and persistence have earned him many awards. Bernardo has been chosen as the Direct Sales Company Executive of the Year almost half a dozen times. In 2014 he received a Business and Industry Dangal ng Bayan Award.

In January 2015 he and two of his staff attended an award ceremony in Manila, Philippines by the National Consumer Affairs Foundation. He again was awarded two Dangal ng Bayan awards and recognized as Outstanding Global Entrepreneur. His company was awarded two People’s Choice Awards for Best Gourmet Organic Health Coffee and Number One Global Network Marketing Company. Dangal ng Bayan awards recognize top-notch Filipino products and business people who prompt other Filipinos to succeed in business. People’s Choice Awards are given to outstanding business people in a variety of professional fields and products for consumers.

A YouTube speech prompted Bernardo to talk about how his company sponsor OG Cares Foundation that enriches the lives of young men and women worldwide to make them better leaders. The speeches and mentoring he provides teaches how to make a big impact on a larger scale. His vision as a young man was realized with hard work, determination, and a keen business sense. He teaches this same concept to today’s generation as they learn how to be a success tomorrow.  Check him out on Twitter where he goes by his common nickname Bernie.

Raj Fernando: Giving Back When It’s Most Needed

Raj Fernando is a successful Trader, Philanthropist, and Political Supporter. Before becoming founder and CEO of Chopper Trading in 2002, Fernando had amassed extensive experience in the stock exchange business. He started out working the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade in 1991, becoming a member in 1997. He remained at the CBOT until 2003.

Raj Fernando is not only a successful businessman,but also a generous philanthropist, mainly in the city of Chicago. Chopper Trading and Fernando had donated $1.7 million to multiple nonprofits by 2011. The company has around 250 employees and Fernando prefers to donate either where it’s most needed or when one of his employees asks for a matching donation.

” When we see a good charity, we like to help.” Fernando explained in an article on When one of the company’s employees’ child was born prematurely, for example, Chopper Trading matched multiple employees’ requests for donations to The March of Dimes. Donations are typically matched up to $2,000. Fernando’s and Chopper Trading’s philanthropic works cover a range of causes as seen fit. Donations have been made to PAWS Chicago, a no-kill shelter, The Wounded Warriors Project, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, and several others.

Fernando’s philanthropy doesn’t just stop there, however, he is also an avid supporter of the arts. He is a governing member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and supports The Steppenwolf Theatre, a Tony-award winning Chicago theatre company that has housed such productions as John Steinback’s “The Grapes of Wrath”.

Fernando is also a political supporter, having personally donated $9,400 to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. He also hosted a private fundraising event at his home for Clinton’s campaign on July 21. Guests contributed $2,700 per person and the top donors, raising $50,000 each, were named members of the “Hillstarters” program. Supporting the Democratic campaign since 2003, Fernando has hosted fundraisers for Barack Obama in 2008 and has donated $30,000 to WomenCount. The political action committee’s aim is to elect Democratic women to run for office.

Fernando was born the youngest of three children to CK and Laura Fernando, both well educated in business and the arts. He moved to the United States before the age of one. Fernando studied at Beloit College and the University College London. Fernando sold Chopper Trading in 2015 to DRW Trading Group and launched an internet startup, where he is the Chairman and CEO.

Talk Fusion Improves Their Video Chat Products

Talk Fusion wins its second award of the year for their Video Chat product. This time, they have won the 2016 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award. This award honors those video communication companies that have drastically improved their video, voice, and data communications over the past year. By winning this award, it shows consumers that they are the best-of-the-best and knows all the hard work it takes to get to this point.

Nobody is happier or more proud than Talk Fusion’s Founder and CEO Bob Reina. He strongly believes that his products are a way of giving back to the community. When it comes to making these products better, Bob has a talented IT team backing him up to improve these products to be the best on the market. By constantly working hard, he believes he will be able to reach more and more people around the world by communicating faster and more efficiently.

Talk Fusion is an all-in-one video marketing solution. Their video communication products include Video Newsletters, Video Chat, Video Conferencing, and Video Email. What is great about these communication products is that they are user-friendly and are compatible on all smartphones, desktop computers, and tablets. Nowadays everyone has one or all of these products. You can use these products to spread the word about your business or upcoming event. If you are having a grand opening, you can send out a welcome video to potential customers. If you are having an upcoming pet adoption event, you can spread the word to others. You can even conduct business meetings with these video products. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to these products.

Whatever you decide to use these products for, you will see a vast improvement in your day-to-day business operations. Talk Fusion stands by its word that you will see an increase in customer service and sales. If you are not completely sure whether Talk Fusion’s products will work for you, try out their 30-day free trial where you will have full access to everything. It does not hurt to try something out before purchasing it.


Lovaganza 2020: Celebrating Culture, Promoting Unity

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In an effort to join together as one nation, Lovaganza 2020 will take place from May to September in the year 2020. However, plans are already in the works for this bohemian adventure celebration. It will concurrently showcase all cultures from the world to pay respect to each heritage. This production will be groundbreaking, and many are anxiously awaiting this extravaganza. There will be attractions, demonstrations, and tons of other bedazzling entertainment. It will have a “Cinerama feel with the wistfulness of the World’s Fairs of a former era.”

The event will occur in eight different “flagship” locations. Some of the locations where these celebrations will take place are in North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Middle East. The theme for the celebrations is “embarking on a Bohemian adventure around the world.” The celebration was originally supposed to be in 2015, but it has been pushed back to 2020. The production company wanted to use the emerging technologies to push the entertainment factor to a whole new level. Unfortunately, to set a precedence for the technological advances they intend to use, it required more time. For four months there will be celebrations from one end of the globe to another. At the end, there will be a ceremony of Hands Across the World. It will be an unprecedented event that will link the cultures with unity.

In 2017, a preceding traveling show will hit the roadways to promote the 2020 event. The powers that be will pass out cinematic glasses that are 3D. There will be no charge for these glasses or any information packages handed out. They will help to explain their missions and goals for this project. After the distribution of promotion materials, three major motion pictures will be released that will ramp up the crowds for 2020. These movies will be shown in the Lovaganza traveling pavilions with 3D technology, but will also be available in other theaters too. The footage for these movies has already begun shooting in the US, Spain, and also France. As far as Africa, India, and the rest of the world, they will begin shooting at a later date. These productions will use the groundbreaking Immerscope screens. This will allow viewers to have a cinematic experience that is both nostalgic and futuristic at the same time.

Some see this as a similar feat to the “We Are the World” celebration that was done in 1980. In a time when the world needs unity and peace, Lovaganza steps up and attempts to take on this momentous task. | Follow on Twitter @Lovaganza_ | Like on Facebook

What Can’t Avi Weisfoegel Do?

Avi Weisfoegel is the dentist you may not yet have heard of, but that’s not all. Look a bit down his resume, and you’ll also see he is a musician and a philanthropist as well. Wow!

A press release from earlier this year detailed why philanthropy is important to Avi, and why he decided to support Operation Smile. Operation Smile operates in the poorest parts of the world, providing free surgeries to children suffering from certain facial deformities including cleft lip. Avi Weisfoegel supports Operation Smile, and has a history of putting his own time and efforts behind the causes important to him. He walks the walk, and talks the talk when it comes to charity.
So, we know Avi Weisfoegel gives back to the community, but he’s also a really good musician too. There probably aren’t too many dentists in your area laying down catchy beats on a hip hop track, but Avi Weisfoegel is one of them. His music is fresh and independent, and it’s absolutely worth listening to. A large and growing fan base has gobbled up his music on Soundcloud, so it’s worth giving a try.
As interesting and ecclectic as Avi Weisfoegel is, he’s also a regular dentist doing good work for the people of Old Bridge, New Jersey. Social media even shows that he has been doing dentistry work for over 20 years. at Old Bridge Dental Care, Avi Weisfoegel is constantly working hard to make sure every patient not only receives the highest-quality service and dental care available but that they also have a comfortable time and are relaxed as possible. That is the kind of dentist Avi Weisfoegel is, and the kind of person he is too.

Splash Is Back With A Major Twist!

Hollywood’s remake obsession continues with the announcement of a “Splash” redo. Unlike the 1984 classic, this re-imagining will see actress Jillian Bell taking on the role originated by Tom Hanks. The mermaid, or merman in this case, will be played by Channing Tatum.

The first rumors of a remake were started by producer Brian Grazer. He was quick to state that any finished product could be years away from a premiere date. With a writer just recently being selected for the project, his prophecy might be self-fulfilling.

Naturally, Internet reaction was swift and decidedly mixed about the subject. Some commenters were happy to see “Magic Mike” star Tatum show off those great abs, while others pointed out the drawbacks of yet another remake. At any rate, studios seem oblivious to the comments from either group.

The success of 1984’s “Splash” came from an often hard to come by combination of talent, storyline and excellent direction. It became one of that year’s top films and made a Darryl Hannah a household name. For the record, Hannah and her former costar Hanks have not commented on the film.

It should be said that the new film was initially thought up by Bell as she was filming the spoof “21 Jump Street” with Tatum. Could the pair be imagining a parody? Is Bell imagining it as her own starring vehicle? Neither actor is revealing their plans, but fans will be anxiously waiting for their first look at the film.

New Straddling Bus On Test Run in China

Despite significant development of infrastructure in many of China’s populated cities, high population and an increasing number of car owners can make roads a traffic nightmare. Chinese developers unveiled the concept and designs for the straddling bus earlier in 2016 and recently announced it will begin testing it on actual roads in August. The innovative and quirky design allows the bus to pass over cars without damaging them.

The Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) is designed to carry over 1,000 passengers simultaneously and will be able to reach speeds of at least 60 kilometers per hour. While some critics still harbor concerns about the safety of this kind of vehicle, the developers are ready to start testing the bus in a controlled traffic environment. The first test will include a line of cars 300 meters long to simulate one of the many crowded roads in Chinese cities.

The bus provides 7 feet of open space that stretches across two lanes, allowing standard passenger vehicles to pass comfortably beneath. It also uses its own track, much like a train, which keeps it on course and reduces the risk of a serious accident. The size of the TEB would allow it to replace up to 40 conventional buses and cut down on carbon emissions significantly. The prospect of reducing traffic congestion and limiting production of greenhouse gases has motivated the developers as they continue to perfect the new model.

Green Commuter

CEO Gustavo Occhiuzzo was the man behind the introduction of a brand new kind of commute to the streets of Los Angeles: Green Commuter.

Naturally, the idea of getting a lift from a van didn’t strike many people as stylish; however, the unveiling of Green Commuter’s vehicle line just might tempt some of the skeptics to give it a chance after all. Far from the type of van that would typically be used for dropping children off at soccer practice, Green Commuter’s vehicle line will be composed of Tesla Model X SUVs.

According to statements by Occhiuzzo in a recent press release, there will 1,500 Tesla Model X SUVs servicing Los Angeles County and 3,000 servicing the entire region as a whole. Each of the SUVs is an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle that will only be used for a maximum of 15 hours each week.

Allowing riders to share the vehicles is intended to spare them the costs of paying for a van that remains idle for the majority of the workweek. Sharing the the Teslas can potentially assist some riders in maxing out their miles.

The interior storage capacity of each Tesla is capable of accommodating seven adults at a time, and each of them could arrange to rent the same van for a month of regular use. The discount prices for a rental are $10 for an hour and $150 a weekend, while standard prices are $18 per hour and anywhere between $100 to $250 a month.

Naturo Technologies Saves Consumers From Gross Guac

Last year, the amount of avocados consumed was four times the amount eaten in 2000. Wow, that’s a lot guacamole. With the average United States citizen dining on roughly 6.3 pounds of the fleshy yellowish-green fruit, it comes to no surprise that most people know about the ridiculously short 17 minutes life span of avocados when they’re cut.

After the golden time has passed, avocados begin to turn into a mucky brown color, with a less-than-satisfying taste to boot. However, Naturo Technologies, a company located in Australia, claims to have created a device that prevents the luscious fruit from turning gross. When exposed to oxygen, avocados release an enzyme that rapidly turns the flesh to an inedible state, so naturally, the invention, called “Natavo Zero”, aims to create an “off switch” for this particular enzyme. Created by engineer Jeff Hastings, the Natavo Zero boasts being able to effectively shut down the rot-inducing enzyme after leaving cut avacadoes exposed inside the conveyor belt in the machine for a few minutes.

Natavo Zero is aimed towards some of the larger produce owners. With a combination of steam, pressure, and a few select, secret variables, Natavo Zero gives avocados a longer life with uncanny effect. The invention is sold in two different models, one capable of cleansing 500 pounds an hour, while the other model can cleanse upwards of 1000 pounds of avocado per hour.

Incarcerated? Well! You still won’t miss any moment with video visitation concert

I have not seen such devotion, such desire to make prison comfortable. When people are treated with dignity and concern, they reciprocate. This is what Securus Technologies is implementing with the video visitation concerts. The video visitation concert is more than a program. It is aimed at connecting a person in prison with his or her significant other. With the concert, I can share every great moment in my life with a friend, relative, or loved one in prison through the concert.

The concert gives the person in prison the true spirit of life out of jail. You can share a song, performance, a presentation, a poem or anything else that you want. In one of the visitation concert, a father watches his son perform on stage. The father is overcome by emotion as the performance continues. The son gives his father hope, energy and reason to be optimistic in life.

Such an emotional connection is what secures intends to bring in every inmate. The desire to reform and be hopeful of a better tomorrow outside prison. Securus have known that most inmates are at risk of losing hope in a better future. But when they see how their children, spouses, parents and so on are going through on is priceless to them. The concerts bring life and raw energy with the hope that they will leave a lasting impression on the inmate.

Securus Technologies is an inmate communication solution giant based in Dallas. It serves over 2600 state penitentiaries. This is a significant population served by the company, and to keep its services optimal, they have always been at the forefront of innovative and exciting products that enhance the prison reform experience.

The company started in 1986, and ever since, it has been the leading jail communication solution expert. They offer calls to prisoners, provide visitation services, offer monitoring and surveillance in prison among other specialized prison intelligence service. Because of their unique and profound interest in prison communication, they collect, analyze, and interpret data on crime and crime information. They offer solutions to state departments and federal authorities on prison dynamics, crime related activities among others.

The video visitation concert is part of a bigger video visitation program that involves kids, everyday life, homework, and related experience to bring family and friends into the life of the convict. I hope Securus can continue on their current path in offering more solutions so that if a friend is interned, I can use the tools to make them feel important and wanted in the society.

Securus Video Visitation – Concert from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.