Unique collaboration creates new investment fund focused on healthcare and aging in place innovations
NEW YORK CITY – Good News speaks to Scott Frisch, COO, of AARP on the latest Good News. AARP and J.P. Morgan Asset Management are announcing the formation of the AARP Innovation Fund, a first of its kind investment fund with approximately $40 million in assets that will provide capital to innovative companies focusing on improving the lives of people 50-plus. As the sole third party investor in this fund advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, AARP will make direct investments in innovative companies that meet its mission and strategic goals. AARP partnered with J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Endowments & Foundations Group and its Private Equity Group to source and evaluate potential … [Continue reading...]
For many people, becoming a caregiver is often a new, unfamiliar experience. And finding the right information - or even knowing where to look - can be challenging. That's why we're bringing everything to you. Here you'll find articles, product recommendations and other resources picked just for you to help in your caregiving journey. … [Continue reading...]
Smart Bridge Provides Remote Control of Lights and Shades Using Siri®,
Adding Convenience and Simplicity to Everyday Life
Coopersburg, PA (embargoed until January 5, 2016) – Creating a smarter and more connected home has never been easier. The affordably-priced Caséta Wireless smart home system from Lutron Electronics provides convenient control of lights, shades and temperature anytime, anywhere. Today, the company announced the ability to control Lutron shades using its HomeKit-enabled Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge providing users with simple, convenient control of some of the most frequently-used products in their homes.
With 20+ years of experience utilizing reliable wireless technology in connected home products, Lutron introduced the Caséta Wireless system in 2014 as an … [Continue reading...]
TALKS 2015-16 NBA SEASON AND A CAUSE CLOSE TO HIS HEART
NBA Hall-of-Famer Jerry West was nicknamed “Mr. Clutch” for his amazing ability to come in strong on the court when it mattered most. Now, the 14-time NBA All-Star and legendary coach and manager is hoping to win—off the court—for a cause that hits home. Jerry shares a condition with as many as 6 million Americans called atrial fibrillation, or AFib, an irregular heartbeat that puts him at one-in-three odds of having a stroke in his lifetime. Since diagnosis, he has been working closely with his doctor to start and stay on treatment to help prevent a stroke due to AFib, and is now speaking out to encourage others with AFib to do the same.
More than half of people with AFib don’t believe that they are at an increased risk of … [Continue reading...]
GREAT CORPORATE AND HUMAN CITIZEN SHARES HIS GOOD NEWS
JERRY GREENFIELD AND HIS LONG-TIME FRIEND AND BUSINESS PARTNER BEN COHEN ARE THE MEN BEHIND ONE OF THE MOST TALKED-ABOUT, AND LEAST CONVENTIONAL SUCCESS STORIES IN AMERICAN BUSINESS. CO-FOUNDER OF BEN & JERRY’S HOMEMADE, INC., GREENFIELD HAS HELPED TO BUILD A STORE FRONT VENTURE INTO A $300 MILLION ICE CREAM EMPIRE BY MAKING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CREATIVE MANAGEMENT STRENGTHS, RATHER THAN WEAKNESSES.
GREENFIELD WAS BORN FOUR DAYS BEFORE HIS FUTURE BUSINESS PARTNER IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, HE GREW UP AND WENT TO SCHOOL IN MERRICK, LONG ISLAND. IT WAS THERE THAT HE FIRST MET COHEN IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. AFTER GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL WITH A NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP UNDER HIS BELT, GREENFIELD ENROLLED AT OBERLIN COLLEGE.
IN … [Continue reading...]
Queens of the Empire: A highlight of the Annual Gala held by The New York chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women's Network (NYCREW) was the presentation of the Empire Award to Leila Larijani(center), Senior Vice President – Wealth Management of UBS Financial Services, a sponsor of the organiztion’s annual Global Trends panel, and a member of numerous committees. This singular honor,given for outstanding dedication and service to the chapter and the industry, was founded and sponsored by NYCREW and CREW Network board member Faith Hope Consolo (right), Chairman of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group. Ms. Consolo also created the Founders Award, a comparable honor from the Association of Real Estate Women (AREW), during her term as President. The gala was the last for NYCREW, which will merge … [Continue reading...]
Andy Silver has the gift of word pictures and therefore helps disputing parties with a higher-than-expected settlement rate as a mediator for workplace, government, divorcing couples, and as an Ombuds. His website ResolutionExperts.com features a Master's degree in Conflict Resolution as well as a 25 year background in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) which he credits for his success. For his own stress management, he performs as a stand-up comedian. … [Continue reading...]
blu eCigs to give a sneak peek of the latest addition to its rechargeable e-cigarette product line slated for release this summer at Pepcom’s consumer electronics media showcase in NYC
Pepcom will wrangle New York’s most prominent technology media to get a look at the latest consumer electronics and lifestyle tech innovations from leading brands.
blu eCigs, the electronic cigarette brand widely known for superior style and quality, will showcase a preview of its new rechargeable Starter Pack and display its full product line.
Available online and in retail locations this summer, the new blu eCigs® Starter Pack offers a lower price point for e-cigarette smokers, while also featuring the convenience of car and laptop charging options, a superior battery management system to ensure long … [Continue reading...]
Thomas Le Maguer is the President and CEO of eRational Marketing, a firm that provides strategic marketing consulting and execution for startups and mature businesses in the mediums of online marketing, social media and custom lead generation. In 2010, Thomas founded Vequitas Capital Corporation, a profitable futures and options brokerage firm specializing in traders with proven track records of performance in all market environments. Prior to both ventures, Thomas served as VP Sales for ONE Financial, a 350 Million structured products firm, where he was leading the sales team and was responsible for sales strategy, sales training and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software optimization.
He is a successful entrepreneur with a focus on leading a balanced life between the work … [Continue reading...]