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The internet is, among many things, a great equalizer. It gives a voice to people all over the world and many folks use that voice to make judgements about companies that they deal with. This niche has opened up the door for companies like Status Labs to rise through the cracks and become legitimate players in the world of business. Status Labs is an online reputation management and public relations firm based out of Austin, Texas. The company, for years, has been helping people of all demographics repair their reputation. However, would it surprise you to know that they first had to repair their own rep?

While Status Labs has done work with over 1,000 different businesses and individuals all over the globe, they first had to do work on their own name. CEO Darius Fisher, who took over the company after a bout with reputation issue, outlined his route to success in rehabilitating the image that Status Labs had so carefully cultivated. He knew that it would be an uphill battle but one, if done right, that could change their company.

First Fisher and Status Labs focused on changing the culture that surrounded their company. The reason that the business was so easily taken down by critics was that they had not established a culture of giving back to their local community. So Fisher started to get Status Labs involved with local charities and other businesses. He wanted his company to be seen first before they were judged, that way they could get the benefit of the doubt the next time something potentially happened.

Afterwards it became apparent that the best way to prevent future issues was by creating a team oriented culture that prized professionalism and teamwork over anything else. So Fisher and the company started implementing team building activities: the company would cater lunch on Fridays, startup a stock option plan, and even allow employees to bring in well behaved pets. With all of these steps in place it was easy for Status Labs to change the way the company operated, was received, and ultimately judged by the rest of the world. Follow Status Labs on Twitter to learn more about their news and services.


Securus is regarded as the fastest growing technological solutions company in the United States’ inmate and communication industry, offering solutions for investigation, communication, public safety and monitoring. The company is rated A+ by Better Business Bureau with regards to being transparent, advertising honestly, building trust, honoring promises, safeguarding privacy and exemplifying integrity.

Securus Technologies have released its first roll of evidence highlighting GTL’s integrity breaches and wrongdoings while serving one of its clients; Louisiana Department of Correction. According to a report by Richard Smith, GTL had deliberately programmed their telephones to rate calls higher than the default rates permitted by the Federal Communication Commission. The telephone were also encoded to add either 15 or 36 seconds to durations of every call made to inmates. These practices were entirely unauthorized and as a results, GTL overcharged Louisiana facilities by an amount equivalent to $1.2 million.

The Chief Executive Officer of Securus, Richard Smith, referred to GTL’s actions as offensive to the industry. Every company in the industry has a duty to serve their clients with their interest at heart and not just to make money. Securus planned to release a series of multiple other articles, reports, findings and facts that highlighted all the wrongdoings and integrity breaches by GTL

About Securus

Securus Technologies offer state-of-all-arts technological products including THREADS, Securus XMobile, Securus ConnectUs and STOP BLU+, that serves 3500 correctional, investigation and public safety agencies across United States. The company was established in 1986 in Dallas, Texas and has diversified into other regions including Allen, Georgia, Atlanta and Chicago. The company is a recognized leader in the industry, offering inclusive, innovative solutions and responsive customer services. The company serve more than 45 states in US and some parts of Colombia, Mexico and Canada.

More information about Securus can be obtained from their website; www.securustechnologies.com.

One of the most profitable investment bankers of all time is Martin Lustgarten. Martin Lustgarten Martin Lustgarten is the CEO and founder of Lustgarten Martin, which is an investment firm that is based in Florida. Lustgarten Martin has been praised as being one of the best investment banking firms that the United States has to offer. One of the reasons for this is the leadership insight that the Martin Lustgarten has offered to the banking industry throughout his impressive career.

Martin Lustgarten is considered to be one of the best investment bankers in America, if not the best that exists in America. This is precisely why his firm is sought after by many employees and prospective investors because Martin Lustgarten has a very high success rate and positive rapport with his existing clientele. These efforts allow Martin Lustgarten to achieve even more clients in the process.

Martin Lustgarten’s abilities in the investment banking field truly set him apart; however, his most effective attribute as an investment banker is his ability to facilitate communication both within his firm and with his customers. He values customer service to be the most important part to his business and ensures that each and every one of his clients receives information regarding their possible investments and returns both professionally and periodically. Martin Lustgarten practices a business model that includes transparency, which is seldom encountered at many investment banking firms in the United States.

Lastly, Martin Lustgarten is well known for treating his employees well, which is why his company is so successful. Within the investment banking industry, this practice is seldom found. That being said, Martin Lustgarten realizes the importance that his employees bring to his business, which is why he ensures that they are treated well and rewarded for sensational customer service. Martin Lustgarten’s firm will continue to excel as he inspires his employers, clients, and other investment banking firms around the country with his revolutionary practices within the investment banking industry.

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Winter sports has become a hot topic the past couple of years. As temperatures rise and drought continues in California, the snow has declined. I heard a recent interview done with Andy Wirth on Press Play with Madaline Brand. She asks, “How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?” Hopefully, Andy has the answers.

Andy Wirth is the President of Squaw Valley Ski Corporation and the Cheif Executive Officer of Alpine Meadows of Tahoe, INC. He has been on the sales and marketing team of IntraWest ULC and Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. He has over 24 years of Marketing experience in the ski resort industry. He graduated with a B.S. at Colorado State University and attended Edinburgh University in Scotland.

According to Andy Wirth, the biggest problem is the “Ridiculously Resilient Ridge”. Because of the Ridge, a lot of low-pressure systems that bring in the snow was lost last year. This doesn’t mean that the entire mountain ridge is clean of snow. The ski resort business is still going strong. “Well you got 6 thousand acres,” says Andy, “So if we only have 4 thousand acres for skiing, you’re still going to have a very very good time.”

Some other methods of dealing with less snow are making and managing snow efficiently. Andy mentions using scientific methods to keep snow on the ground once made. He’s also enlisted different machines for transporting snow already on the ground.

With El Niño coming, the resilient ridge will now act as a way to hold the cold temperatures in. Climatologists from Colorado State University see a much better winter for ski resorts this year than the last four. This means a longer season and more snow cover this upcoming season.

Lastly, the interview moves on to the impact climate change has had on ski resorts. “We see ourselves as resource managers…We take managing this natural resource very seriously” Andy Wirth states. Ski resorts are working towards fighting the rising carbon emissions by eliminating it in their own companies. They work to reduce carbon in their buildings and operations as well as in any of their imports. The ski industry is resilient after all. Andy Wirth insists that despite the weather, the capital margin for ski resorts is still high.

Squaw Valley Ski Holdings looks to open their season the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

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