Dick DeVos’ Stow Company Hires New CEO

I read that Frank Newman retired as CEO of The Stow Company, although he remains a board of advisors member for the company. The company is owned by Dick and Betsy DeVos, and Dick has already appointed a new CEO: Phil Dolci. The company is a subsidiary of Amway’s holding company, The Windquest Group, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dolci has excelled as a business leader for more than 23 years in marketing and product manufacturing. He was CEO at Crosman Corp before this, a world class design, manufacturing, and distribution company that produces products for shooting sports. So, in my opinion, Newman is certainly quite qualified to lead the company.

Dick DeVos remains the Chairman of the Board at The Stow Company. He made a statement in which he praised Phil Dolci as being the exactly right person to drive the company’s presence and future growth in the home organization products sector. He also thanked Frank Newman for his years of good leadership. Dolci has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He first obtained his BA in economics at the University of Chicago. He has worked in executive positions in several other companies, including Sanford – a Newell Rubbermaid company, Kraft Foods, Dean Food, and U.S. Playing Cards – a Jarden Corporation company.

Amway was founded by Dick DeVos’ father, Richard DeVos, Sr., in 1959. This is where Dick DeVos, Jr., got his entrepreneurial chops and also his first model of a philanthropist in action. He was the CEO of Amway and headed the operations of the consumer products company starting in 1993 and continuing up until 2002. He ran for the office of Governor of Michigan in 2006. He attended the renowned Harvard Business School, from Northwood University he earned his degree in Business Administration, and he holds a number of honorary doctorates. He graduated from Forest Hills public school and has always been very involved, along with his wife, in education initiatives. He also completed the Executive Study Programs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He is one of the wealthier American businessmen with a net worth of $5 billion.

Both Dick and his wife Betsy have promoted many education causes, especially in the area of education reform. The couple’s philanthropy continues a DeVos family tradition of giving generously to schools, such as Michigan’s Christian school, the Potter’s House. They also have donated to a Grand Rapids aviation trade school, called the West Michigan Aviation Academy. Their Education Freedom Fund gifts low-income students with tuition scholarships to private schools. Read the Dick DeVos Wikipedia Page.

No More Beer

Polar is one of the largest breweries and distributors of foods and beverages in Venezuela, but with recent electric restrictions, residents like Danilo Diaz Granados might not be getting beer from the company for some time. There hasn’t been enough money sent by the country to the United States so that the company can get the materials that are needed to make beer. Polar has given a few warnings that if Venezuela doesn’t have the money to get the materials, then it would have to halt production. There is enough malted barley to make beer until the end of April. After that, no more beer will be produced until the money is there to get the items that are needed. About 80% of the beer that residents in the country drink comes from Polar. This will likely hit hard with some people who often post on facebook that they enjoy drinking the beverage, and it will also hit in the pocketbooks of stores and employees of the company as they won’t be needed as much for work.

Beneful IncrediBites: 5 Great Dog Food Varieties That Small Dogs Will Love

In today’s world, dogs are not just pets, they’re members of the family. So of course, they deserve only the best. Luckily, Beneful offers a variety of products to keep that furry family member happy and healthy.

Purinastore Beneful’s “IncrediBites” product line has been designed specifically for small dogs, and are sized appropriately for small bites. Each of the following products are great options for the small dog in the family.

DRY DOG FOOD

Beneful’s line of dry dog food has two IncrediBites varieties:

•             IncrediBites With Real Chicken

•             IncrediBites With Real Beef

The IncrediBites With Real Chicken also includes a mix of carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach, whereas the IncrediBites With Real Beef is accompanied by carrots and peas.

Both varieties include 100% of the nutrients needed for dogs to stay strong and healthy, as well as a high protein content to keep them satisfied and satiated. Both options are available on Walmart grocery in 3.5 lb, 6.3 lb, and 15.5 lb bags.

WET DOG FOOD

In the wet dog food line, there are 3 great options to choose from:

•             IncrediBites With Chicken, Tomatoes, Carrots, and Wild Rice

•             IncrediBites With Beef, Tomatoes, Carrots, and Wild Rice

•             IncrediBites With Salmon, Tomatoes, Carrots, and Wild Rice

Ingredients for each of the varieties have been chopped up into small bite-sized chunks. Like the dry dog food varieties, these are also complete with 100% nutritional value and a protein-rich formula. The wet dog food varieties are each available in 3 oz cans.

Any of these 5 Beneful products and treats (https://www.beneful.com/products/dog-treats/) would make for a great choice to keep that extra family member satisfied and healthy. With 100% nutritional value, high protein formulas, and a variety of tasty combinations each of these dog food options will ensure that he or she lives a happy and long-lasting life.

 

Bruce Levenson: Entrepreneur, Publisher, Sports Leader

Since he and a friend started United Communications Group (UCG) in 1977, Bruce Levenson on ucg has been an unstoppable businessman. He has also worked as a major publisher and has even found time to make major commitments to professional sports. He is an all around well rounded American business man who works hard and plays harder.

Levenson started UCG with the Oil Express, a newsletter that gave inside information about current news in the oil industry. He then made bold moves to acquire other similar newsletters, which led to his invention of the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), a private database that can be drilled down into to reveal many interesting facts of the oil industry. Bruce Levenson has kept UCG a private firm all these years and has added many more features, such as news and analysis of health care, energy leaders, mortgage banking, telecoms, the computer business, and some other industry sectors. The very popular mobile app ‘GasBuddy’ is produced by UCG. With GasBuddy anyone can instantly locate the cheapest fuel prices in the user’s geographical area.

More recently Bruce Levenson was the lead investor in a bid to buy professional basketball’s Atlanta Hawks. He and his group of supporting investors were successful, buying the team from former owner Ted Turner over 10 years ago. They also bought the team’s venue: Phillips Arena. A follow on deal landed him and his group the professional hockey team: the Atlanta Thrashers, which they finally sold in 2011. Levenson is on the Board of Governors for the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also was the Atlanta Hawks team manager on Time.

Bruce Levenson was born into a Jewish family living in Chevy Chase, Maryland. His mother-in-law is a Holocaust survivor, and her experiences have made a strong impression on him from a young age. He has founded and directly supports many Jewish American causes. His biggest contribution may be his creation in New York City of the Holocaust Museum. Part of his interest and commitment are highlighted by the starting of ‘Bringing the Lessons Home.’ This is just one of many programs he has founded to support better American education. Besides the museum, Levenson has supported a host of charities, including the Jewish Federation, the Hoop Dreams Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Washington, D.C.

He is an American University Law School graduate. He worked his way through night courses by working as a reporter for the Washington Star newspaper by day.