A+ Rated banking for professionals, establishments and individuals seeking quality services

Nexbank Capital, Inc played a key role in the Banker Panel discussion at the Texas Bankers Association’s 5th Annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Nov 10, 2016. During the Banker Panel, John Holt, President and CEO of NexBank Capital, discussed in detail the topic “Reinventing Community Banking: Perspectives on Competing by Innovation” among bank leaders, advisers and consultant. Ideals were collectively shared, as the aforementioned attendees spread awareness and insight on numerous business strategies.

Formerly known as Heritage Bank, NexBank SSB is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and services individuals, establishments, and corporations. Nexbank offers many services, such as personal checking, savings, commercial accounts, lending and other services; these will assist individuals and companies not only manage their finances, but obtain the necessary services to maintain or upsurge their value.

Per the Texas Ratio, Nexbank had a 0.52% ratio, which is considered exceptional compared to other banks, based on the capital available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of March 31st, 2017, Nexbank had $2.21 million in non-current loans and owned real estate with $427.2 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand for coverage. With a money market rate at 2x the national average, and A+ health rating, any establishment or account holder can expect quality banking, as Nexbank continues its growth, since 1934. As Nexbank continues its expansion, customers can expect a level of excellence for various institutional-based solutions.

How End Citizens United Hopes to Transform the American Political Scene

The just concluded election was one of the most heated in the US history. The stakes seemed to be getting higher every single day the two primary candidates were on the campaign trail, and when the winner was announced, a lot of people received the news with complete shock. Well, what has passed has passed, but the aftermath of PACs which seemingly came out of the woodwork to have the views of their candidates heard is still lingering. One of the PACs which were established in 2015 is the End Citizens United. This group was created to help raise funds for the support of various candidates of the Democratic Party in the elections.

 

During the just concluded general elections, the party managed to raise more than $25 million, which they used to support various candidates of their choice. One of the biggest concerns they have about the electoral process is an amendment which was done to the constitution, and one which made it possible for Super PAC to get involved in the politics. As a result of this law, illegal money from sources such as the Koch Brothers is finding their way into the policy of the day, undermining the democratic process.

They have been raising money to support their cause. By the end of the first quarter of 2017, the group had received a lot of new donations from people who hadn’t contributed to their cause before. More than 40,000 new contributions have been made to the cause. The trend has is a result of the hopelessness that people are feeling towards the current government. They feel that the best they can do to make their voice heard is contributing towards the PAC.

 

Tiffany Muller, the president and executive director of the group, said that the organization had more than 3 million members who had raised more than $25 million in preparation for the congressional mid-terms which will take place in 2018. The average contribution being made to the Go Fund Me website is $14 per person. Their ultimate goal is to get the signatures needed to convince the Supreme Court to amend the constitution. Some skeptics think that the purpose of the group is a little too ambitious, but they say that even though the last amendment was done in 1992, they will have at least created a platform for liberals to air their views.

 

The PAC has succeeded mainly because of their belief in equal rights for all people. Their Leader, Tiffany Muller has been fighting these battles all her life. She was the first openly gay public official in Kansas for the longest time. She lives in Washington DC with her wife and their daughter. Her hope is that End Citizens will affect the social change the country needs so desperately.

 

 

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Arthur Becker speaks of his experiences and philosophy when it comes to business

Arthur Becker reflects on his life and business choices in his interview with Ideamensch. When asked what he would do over in life and what he recommends to others he had some interesting thoughts. First, he would recommend that people listen more to colleagues and the market. You can learn a lot that way and also to be flexible in how you go about things. As far as personal experience he not one to look back and want to change things. There is one thing though. Arthur Becker would continue his second year of graduate school at Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College instead of focusing on his construction business where he dis-assembles and moves 18th century homes. Arthur figure if he continued his schooling that he could get a nice job working as an investment banker, something he would have enjoyed much more. One of his current businesses, Madison Partners LLC, is a happy marriage between his two interests, real estate and technology. With his business he can change people’s lives significantly. One strategy helps a business grow; talent is the key to success. Identify the talent; find people who possess this certain talent, connect them to your vision, and let things happen.

Certainly a man with this much success has had to of had at least a few bad jobs under his belt. The most memorable one was when he worked for a small town Parks Department when he was only 16 years old. He and a bunch of other kids had to mow roadsides that were rocky and had a steep incline. He did not love it, to say the least. It also motivated to search for a better job that paid more.

According to Perez Hilton, Arthur Becker is the CEO and Chairman of Zinio, a mutli-platform newsstand for digital online magazines. He also works as the Managing Member at Madison Partners LLC and is the Managing Member at Atlantic Investors LLC. Both businesses were founded in the early 2000’s.

Arthur Becker received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont from 1969-1972. He continued to graduate school at Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College from 1973-1974.

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Erik Lefkofsky sees the coming genomic revolution as a watershed moment in medicine

Eric Lefkofksy is a giant of the tech startup world. After having co-founded Groupon, a highly innovative firm that uses the power of volume purchasing to extend deep discounts to buyers, who are located all across the world, Lefkofsky has gone on to create a half-dozen other startups that have proven him as one of the top entrepreneurs in the country.

But in 2013, Lefkofsky’s wife received terrible news. She had been diagnosed with an advanced case of breast cancer and would need to begin aggressive treatment immediately. As shocked as Lefkofsky was at his wife’s sudden plight, he was even more taken aback by the apparently lackadaisical approach that the entire oncology profession apparently took towards the collation utilization of data. Lefkofksy noted that many of the oncologists, who were helping his wife fight to stay alive, had lower quality data to work with than many of the country’s truck drivers.

Fortunately, Lefkofsky’s wife made it through the ordeal fine and, today, is a cancer survivor. But one other good thing came from the Lefkofsky family’s cancer travails. In 2016, Eric Lefkofsky founded Tempus, an organization dedicated to bringing state-of-the-art data collection and analysis techniques to oncologists across the country.

Tempus uses many sources of data. These range from electronic medical records to high-level meta-studies of large research cohorts and everything in between. However, the most daunting source of new data for the company’s software solutions is the human genome itself. Today, it is not just possible but economically viable to sequence virtually anyone’s genome. This is a recent development and one that Lefkofsky says will only become cheaper and easier in the coming years.

With the vast trove of data that knowing full patient genomes can bring, Lefkofsky says that oncologists will be able to attain a level of granularity in their understanding of both cancer types treatment responses that has never before even been imagines.

They will be able to break patient cohorts into nearly infinite subgroups, tailor-making treatment regimens that are most likely to succeed for the individual patient, not a crudely defined group of 100,000 people.

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Karl Heideck Advises On How To Be A Successful Lawyer

Karl Heideck Advises On How To Be A Successful Lawyer

Karl Heideck Advises On How To Be A Successful Lawyer

Attending a Law School and graduating with a Law Degree does not guarantee success. While it is mandatory for one to have a degree in Law, it is important for one to focus on building their career. According to Karl Heideck, there are factors that one must consider to build a successful law career.

Confirm the State Bar’s Requirements
It is important for one to confirm the Bar Entry Requirements of the State they wish to practice. You also need to check the exams that you need to do before you can register.

Pay attention to the practice area
Karl Heideck is a litigation lawyer and if you want to pursue the same path you need to decide before you graduate. Your personality will influence your law practice area. Your lifestyle factors will also be a determining factor. You need to enjoy what you do. So, pay attention to the practice area that you want to pursue.

Pay attention to the law firm
While the prestige of the firm is important, you need to focus on other factors. Asses the standards and the culture of the firm before you join.

About Karl Heideck

Karl Heideck is a Litigation attorney with experience in compliance and risk management. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the Swarthmore College in 2003. Karl later attended the Temple University for his Juris Doctor.

Karl Heideck joined the Conrad O’Brien as an Associate. He served the firm for eight months and was responsible for representing both individual and corporate clients in commercial litigation. In 2010, Karl joined the Pepper Hamilton LLP as the Project Attorney. He left the Firm in 2014 and a year later Karl joined the Hire Counsel as a Contract Attorney.

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Jose Auriemo Neto – Helping JHSF Soar High in the Competitive Real Estate Sector

JHSF Development is one of the market leaders in the real estate development sphere of Brazil and has played a vital role in shaping the real estate landscape of Brazil. The country presents enormous opportunities in the real estate development sector, especially as its economy is booming and the purchasing capacity of buyers has increased drastically over the years. The company’s business operations are divided into four main units, which include incorporations, Fasano hotels and restaurants, airport development, and shopping centers. The company also provides comprehensive property management services for shopping centers.

The company started its operations in Brazil in 1972 and has been able to build a reputation based on trust and credibility over the years due to the stream of landmark projects it has made in both commercial residential sector. With the experience of over four decades in the real estate industry, the company has sold thousands of homes to the Brazilian community, which has helped it become a popular name in the real estate sector of the country. One of the key revenue generating strategies that the company has followed with many of its real estate residential developments is giving out the apartment on rent rather than selling it outright. It helps the company to maintain a steady cash flow irrespective of the market situation.

It is listed in Bovespa for maintaining highest corporate governance, which is another feather in the cap of JHSF Development. Under the leadership of Jose Auriemo Neto, the company has been exponentially growing in the last few years. Jose Auriemo Neto is working hard in spreading the wings of the company abroad as well, and so far the company has developed projects in the regions that have booming real estate market, including Punta Del Esta in Uruguay, New York, and Miami. Jose Auriemo Neto has shifted along with his wife and kids to New York recently for a long haul as JHSF Development is developing a high-value high rise residential apartment in the charming locality of New York on Fifth Avenue. The company plans to give the apartments in the building on rent rather than selling it as a part of its business strategy.

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Jim Tananbaum; A healthcare entrepreneur and giant

In a report by Wired, Jim Tananbaum is Foresite Capital’s Chief Executive Officer and founder. Foresite Capital aims at identifying the rising healthcare champions and assisting them to develop into profitable ventures, expand their networks, and supply them with the relevant information. Before founding Foresite Capital, Mr. Jim co-founded two healthcare investment practices and two prominent biopharmaceutical firms. Jim co-founded GelTex Pharmaceuticals that is proud of bringing two drugs into the market at the cost of less than $80 million. Mr. Tananbaum was the Chief Executive Officer of Theravance, Inc., and a co-founder member. Theravance, Inc., through a joint venture, share the respiratory Franchise of GSK. When combined, these companies have a market value of $3.2 billion approximately.

When asked, Jim attests that his more than 25 years of experience as an investment strategist and healthcare entrepreneur gave him the idea of founding Foresite Capital. The teams that Jim works with and the innovation science worked well in helping him found Foresite Capital. Foresite Capital understood clearly that what makes most emerging healthcare champions fail because the venture is time-consuming and capital-intensive. Hence, Foresite Capital chipped in to assist such healthcare gurus with the required networks, capital, and information in enabling them succeed in their ventures. To date, Foresite is proud to have financed over 77 diverse health care firms in medical services, genomic sequencing, biopharmaceuticals, and diagnostics areas. Jim Tananbaum points out that bringing some of the healthcare ideas not only requires financing but involves engaging some of the smartest, effective, and persistent champions in the field. Foresite, hence, know that all that is critical is assisting these champions to make great scientific discoveries that will make a huge impact in the medical field.

Jim, at Yale, Pursued a degree in Math and Engineering where he majored in Computer Science. He was later awarded, in Harvard, two masters; an M.B.A and M.D. Further, Mr. Tananbaum attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he got his M.S. Jim attests that, since high school, he always had a passion for computer science and hard sciences and how they both relate to the healthcare field. Jim Tananbaum has among the many George Whitesands, Bob Gunderson, and Roy Vagelos, as his mentors.

 

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Securus Technologies Ensures Inmates May Reach Out To Family

Securus Technologies is one of the finest phone calling firms in the world, and they are focused on inmate calls that go in and out prisons. The company has built a large following that is based purely on talking to someone who is in jail, and this article explains how the company helps people meet their family’s needs. The calls are quite secure, and they are originated through a company that allows for video calls in certain locations.

 

#1: Securus Video Calling Technology

 

The Securus video calls that are used by inmates and their families are quite simple to create, and they are used in jails where the video cameras have been installed. Someone who loves to talk to their family may call them at any time, and there are many people who may start these calls at any time. They may use the app or a computer, and they will notice how simple it is to start a call when they wish to reach out.

 

#2: Secure Calls

 

Securus is known for the secure calling network they have created. They built something that anyone may use without reservation, and they also create technology that helps law enforcement. Their voice recognition software does quite a lot of work for those who work in the industry, and the company is protecting the information that is shared among families.

 

#3: Customer Service

 

Customer service through the company helps customers save time, and they will resolve all issues when there is a problem. The problems that occur are handled quickly, and the customer may have their call originated in the customer care center.

 

Securus is helping many different people place calls to their families in prison. Prisons require a secure calling network to reach inmates, and the video calling network helps improve visitation.

 

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Bob Reina: A Man To Admire

When reading this article about Bob Reina, http://www.superbcrew.com/talk-fusion-delivers-award-winning-video-communication-products-and-video-marketing-solutions/, it is hard not to be impressed by how well-spoken and intelligent he is. It is clear that he knows exactly what he is doing, how he wants to do it, and how to carry out that mission. Bob Reina is not the type of guy that just shrugs his shoulders or doesn’t know what to do. He has a clear vision and that is why they won two awards in 2016 including the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award, which is one of many things Bob Reina is proud of during his tenure at Talk Fusion.

Talk Fusion was created and founded by Bob Reina back in 2007, and ten years later, they are still looking for the next big thing. That is the wonderful thing about Bob Reina: he is never content. He is never going to rest on his laurels or think his work is done. He knows his work is just getting started and the best is yet to come. He knows how effective video can be in getting across messages and getting the word out there to people. He knows that businesses, both big and small, rely on Talk Fusion.

That is something that Bob Reina takes to heart, and it is something he puts all of his soul into each and every day. Even though it is written text, it is hard not to tell the passion from reading the interview. That comes across in each and every word. Nothing about it sounds put on or fake, though. It all sounds real and it all sounds from the heart. That is because that is exactly how Bob Reina is as a person and as a CEO to his employees. He knows they have great video chats, video emails, video newsletters, and video conferences. http://blog.talkfusion.com/

He is all about helping people spread the word and get it out there to the public. He knows that is how they are going to have the most success and that is how they are going to succeed and stay successful.

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Purina Beneful, The Healthy Choice Your Pet Will Prefer! (Available At Walmart Stores Everywhere)

What if I told you all dog foods aren’t created equal? Many companies market quantity over quality. They don’t account for the fact that people care about their pets like their own. In many cases the way some other companies cut corners puts your pet at risk. Purina Beneful dog food includes the essential nutrients dogs require for optimum health by incorporating fruits, vegetables and grains along with quality meats. Over time you’ll notice that quality matters and what you put in is what you get out. Our food lends to a shinier coat, strong bones and a happier, more vivacious pet.

Depending on your preference, Beneful dog food comes in wet or dry dog food selections as well as a few different types. Your dog will love the wide variety of scrumptious flavors which include our signature gravy (wet food) and seasoned tender and crunchy kibbles (dry food) making for an irresistible taste your dog will be excited about again and again.

Purina Beneful comes in all of the following delicious flavors:
WET
Purina Beneful Medleys:
Tuscan style – with beef, carrots, rice & spinach in sauce.
Romana style – with chicken, carrots, pasta & spinach in sauce.
Mediterranian style – with lamb, tomatoes, brown rice & spinach in sauce.
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DRY
Purina Beneful Originals:
Real salmon – with sweet potatoes, green beans & carrots. (not available in healthy weight or wet varieties)
$13.98 for a 15.5 LB bag. Click here.
Real beef – with spinach, peas & carrots.
$13.98 for a 15.5 LB bag. Click here.
Purina Beneful Healthy Weight:
Real chicken – with apples, carrots & green beans.
$13.98 for a 15.5 LB bag. Click here.

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