Streets And Sidewalk Specialist Mario Fender Featured On CNBC.com

Posted by admin on Sep 18th, 2014

Mario Fender was recently featured in CNBC.com and other major online media outlets, including Yahoo!Finance, Austin Business Journal, MarketWatch and many others.

Austin, TX – September 18, 2014 – A feature story about Mario Fender, a streets and sidewalk specialist with Pavecon, was recently seen on CNBC.com as well as the other major online publications such as Yahoo! Finance, The Boston Globe, Austin Business Journal, Los Angeles Daily News and MarketWatch, among many others.

Mario Fender started his own successful journey in the asphalt and concrete paving business with the Southern California based company General Pavement Management (GPM). Rising through the ranks, he eventually became one of the company’s Chief Project Managers representing many of the national corporations that GPM works with. After eight years, Fender is chasing pavements in a completely fresh and growing market, having moved in June 2014 to Texas to work with the rapidly expanding Lone Star State based Pavecon.

A powerful one-stop resource that is currently in over 15 states, including the Southwest and Southeastern U.S., Pavecon fully manages large-scale asphalt and concrete paving projects for community associations and commercial developments. They routinely handle contracted work for retail centers (H-E-B, Target, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Valero), apartment complexes, medical centers, auto dealerships, religious facilities, universities (University of Texas) and schools.

Fender is excited about the transition because his new company is renowned for offering the longest lasting, highest quality services, in addition to educational information to community associations and professional managers. Their trademarks are clear communications with managers and residents before, during and after each project; providing total quality the first time with special attention to cleanliness, uniformity and precision. They also maintain a safe site that is phased, barricaded, clearly marked and left clean each day.

Fender is looking forward to helping brand Pavecon as the HOA (Homeowners Association) and apartment pavement specialists for the greater Austin and San Antonio area. His specific role will be as a Paving Specialist (Legend) for Common Interest Developments, as well as for apartments and commercial properties. His specific tasks will include marketing, meeting with clients, discussing budgets, pavement inspections, making recommendations based on his vast expertise, project management and customer appreciation.

“There are a lot of new housing developments popping up that need to protect and delay the costly replacement of the asphalt and concrete,” he says. “In this business, as with any kind of sales, when you stand by your word, it takes away the stress. Success is all about making and building trust-based personal connections, and I’m exciting about making all this happen in Austin and San Antonio.”

Learn more at http://www.pavecon.com/

Veteran Investment Manager Christian Koch Featured On CNBC.com

Posted by admin on Sep 18th, 2014

Christian Koch was recently featured in CNBC.com and other major online media outlets, including Yahoo!Finance, Bloomberg Businessweek, MarketWatch and many others.

Atlanta, GA – September 18, 2014 – A feature story about Atlanta based veteran investment manager and renowned equity research leader Christian G. Koch, was recently seen on CNBC.com as well as the other major online publications such as Yahoo!Finance, The Boston Globe, Atlanta Business Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Los Angeles Daily News and MarketWatch, among many others.

Christian G. Koch, President and sole owner of KAM South, is a long-time investment manager and recognized equity research industry leader. Koch is a Certified Financial Planner ™ professional, and is a member of  Rotary Club of Buckhead, the Financial Planning Association of Georgia, and the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta. As an investment manager running a successful and developing firm, Christian Koch is renown as an equity research leader with several decades of experience and a unique array of professional certifications – including being a Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).

Beyond Koch’s many years of experience in the industry and these certifications, however, is the investment process that Koch developed which includes customized portfolios to achieve predictable and sustainable income. Bringing his natural deep-rooted sense of Southern hospitality to make his clients feel instantly “at home,” Koch works to help them develop an investment retirement plan that supports the “de-cumulation phase,” or distribution of money after years of working to accumulate it.

Koch views his role for his clients as if he is a sentinel/watchman, guarding people from making mistakes and educating them out of the usual “go to” approach of mutual funds, “holding their hands through the process where necessary.”

“One of the things my clients like is that I’m very approachable an am the genuine article when it comes to being responsible for their financial security as they grow older,” he adds. “My goal is not to become a massive firm but to provide a service to people I truly like working with. I don’t base my success on how big KAM South gets but on how happy my clients are with my services.”

The full text of the feature story about Christian Koch that was seen on CNBC.com can be viewed in its entirety at http://kamsouth.com/bio/ or http://www.financialadvicenetwork.com/article.php?aid=172

Aberdeen Family Dentist Darold D. Opp DDS Featured On MarketWatch.com

Posted by admin on Sep 17th, 2014

Darold D. Opp, DDS was recently featured on MarketWatch.com and other major online media outlets, including CNBC.com, New York Business Journal, Yahoo!Finance and many others.

Aberdeen, SD – September 16, 2014 – A feature story about Darold D. Opp, DDS, was recently seen on MarketWatch.com as well as the other major online publications such as CNBC.com, New York Business Journal, Dental Industry Today and Yahoo!Finance, among many others.

One main focus of the piece centered on SmilePalooza!, which Dr. Opp launched in 2008. The annual SmilePalooza! (formerly Miles of Smiles), is a free, fun filled carnival-like event. During the three-hour event, held on a Saturday every July, kids of all ages enjoy free food and drinks, fun games, costumed characters (from Disney princesses to Marvel superheroes) and bounce houses. Besides being an exciting summer community event, Smile Palooza – whose proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® South Dakota – has led to Dr. Opp becoming the proud recipient of the Hometown Hero Award.

Darold D. Opp, DDS, is a family dentist in Aberdeen, S.D., population 26,091. He has a single doctor practice that produces $3.4 million a year without comprehensive crown and bridge, oral surgery, dentures, implant surgery, TMJ, sleep apnea, and sedation dentistry. Dr. Opp went from $500,000 in debt in 2010 to recreating lifetime savings and ready to retire in four years using the strategies in the chapter he contributed to a new book with noted business development expert, best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy, titled Transform. The book is due in September 2014.

Darold D. Opp, DDS, was recently featured in USA Today with other leading business professionals from across the United States. The piece, titled “America’s PremierExperts® Presents: The Next Big Thing,” ran in the August 14th 2014 edition of USA Today. The piece features quotes from these leading business experts discussing “The Hottest Trends in Health, Wealth & Success.”

Here is what the readers of USA Today learned from Darold D. Opp, DDS:

“In business you’re either a pioneer or a settler! Youre either paving the way or following someone else’s lead. The pioneer decides how large his piece of the pie will be. The settler has to ‘settle’ for what is left over. I really love dessert! That is why I prefer super sizing my slices!”

The feature story about Darold D. Opp, DDS that was seen on MarketWatch can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.smilepalooza.com/dr-darold-opps-annual-smile-palooza-event-creates-a-marketing-sensation-in-the-dental-world/

Learn more about Darold D. Opp, DDS at www.SmilePalooza.com

Wealth Management Expert Troy M. Bender Profiled In The Wall Street Journal in recognition of his best-selling book, The Ultimate Success Guide

Posted by admin on Sep 17th, 2014

Troy Bender, retirement wealth planning expert, has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal as well as Newsweek, USA Today and other major online media outlets, including MarketWatch, CNBC, MSN Money and many others.

Orange County, Calif. – September 17, 2014 – In the past year, Troy Bender of Asset Retention Insurance Services, has quickly garnered national recognition as one of the country’s leading wealth management and retirement planning experts. Troy’s Asset Retention Insurance Services, Inc. has earned the BBB highest rating of A+ as an accredited business since July 2000. In November 2013, Troy was featured in The Wall Street Journal with other leading financial authors from around the nation. The piece recognized some of the financial industry’s latest best-selling authors.

Troy has been seen on major online publications such as MarketWatch, The Boston Globe, CNBC and MSN Money, among many others. Mr. Bender was also recently featured in Newsweek as one of America’s PremierExperts’® “Financial Trendsetters,” and USA Today as a “Financial All-Star.”

In Newsweek and USA Today, Troy and other leading financial experts were showcased for their forward thinking and successful strategies for wealth management, retirement planning, estate protection, and much more. Here is what the Newsweek feature had to say about Mr. Bender:

“Five Star Best Wealth manager Troy M. Bender has made it his mission as a pioneer and trendsetter to make sure his clientele protect and grow their hard-earned retirement. Specializing in retirement wealth planning, Asset Retention’s main focus is in “income planning” by providing their clients a guaranteed stream of income for life. Saving money on taxes, both for clients and loved ones, is also a top priority. Troy is truly known as a “safe money advisor”. He has been featured on radio and TV because of his special focus on wealth preservation and retirement safety.”

In May 2013, Troy Bender’s book, The Ultimate Success Guide: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets for Success in Business and in Life, co-authored with noted business development expert, best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy, reached best-seller status in five Amazon.com categories.

Troy has been interviewed on national TV on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox affiliates around the country as a special guest on The Consumer’s Advocate hosted by 3-time Emmy® Award winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton. Troy has been seen often on local TV Channel 6 and heard on KABC Talk Radio and KLAA Sports. Asset Retention Insurance Services, Inc. is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau and member of the National Ethics Association, www.ethics.net Troy is also ranked among the elite in the industry as a 5-Star Best wealth manager.

To read the full feature story about Troy Bender, as seen in the Wall Street Journal, please visit http://asset-retention.com/retirement-planning-expert-troy-bender-focuses-on-helping-people-retire-safely/

About Troy Bender:

Troy Bender is President and CEO of Asset Retention Insurance Services, Inc.  He has over 28 years’ experience in the insurance and annuity industry, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA.  He has lived his entire life in Southern California.  He started his career in the financial services industry as a Bond and Stock Broker with Merrill Lynch and then moved to Prudential Securities.  In 1999, he started his own company, Asset Retention Insurance Services, Inc.  For the past 15 years, Troy has been teaching investors age 40+ how to preserve their assets, increase their income, and reduce income taxes.

Troy is a California insurance producer with qualifications including life, accident and health.   Mr. Bender is licensed with the best companies for annuities, life insurance and long term care as his focus is always placing the client’s needs first.   It is Troy’s intention to develop a long-term and committed relationship with each of his clients.

Troy was also awarded the distinction of being named as the 2010 FIVE STAR™ Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager by Orange Coast Magazine.  This nomination came from more than 37,000 high net-worth households in Orange County and more than 11,900 financial services professionals.  The award is based on how consumers and financial professionals have evaluated their experience in working with that individual.  He has received this award twice.   This award is given only to the top 7% of wealth managers in the Orange County area.

Finally, Troy believes being trustworthy and ethical are the cornerstones of helping people realize your true character, and was awarded when he became a member of the National Ethics Association.   The NEA looks back many years to make sure Troy has an exemplary record when it comes to personal background checks, regulator checks and professional license checks.

Learn more about Troy Bender at http://www.Asset-Retention.com or call (949) 595-4409 or toll free at (877) 707-4409.

Richard Tyler, Sales Training And Management Consultant, Signs With Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency

Posted by admin on Sep 17th, 2014

Sales training and management consulting expert, speaker and author Richard Tyler recently joined with Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding® Agency to facilitate the launch of his new books.

Houston, TX – September 17, 2014 – Richard Tyler, President and CEO of Richard Tyler International, Inc.®, one of the world’s top Sales Training and Management Consulting firms, is proud to announce that he has recently signed with Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding® Agency to launch a series of books and to explore other marketing avenues in the future.

Richard Tyler is “America’s Corporate and Entrepreneurial Business Expert.”™ In addition to Richard Tyler International, Inc.® Mr. Tyler is also President and CEO of a diversified family of successful companies and services. Richard Tyler is a highly acclaimed Sales Trainer, Management Consultant, Speaker and Author. To many organizations and individuals, Richard Tyler is “the world’s top sales trainer.”™ Richard Tyler has earned a worldwide reputation for his powerful educational methods and motivational techniques, as well as his experience in all levels of business, corporate education and success training.

For more than a quarter of a century businesses have relied on Richard Tyler to train their people to master sales process, increase profits and improve customer loyalty. Dicks and Nanton will team with Richard to launch new products, specifically his forthcoming sales training books.

Nick Nanton, Founder of Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding® Agency remarked, “We are very excited about working with Richard. He sets the standard for professionalism and dedication to his craft. We love working with people who take pride in helping others and Richard’s insights and incredible sales training programs are doing just that for businesspeople around the world.”

Richard is the currently the author of 12 books, with Dicks and Nanton launching two more in early 2015. One of the upcoming books is titled Sales Excellence: Seven Steps to Achieving Extraordinary Success in Sales. The other is a collaborative effort with the international best-selling author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, Mark Victor Hansen.

Richard’s two immensely popular training programs, “Commitment to Excellence”® Sales Immersion™ Program” and “Commitment to Excellence”® Leadership Mastery™ Program” are both important contributing factors to his continued success, garnering him accolades such as the aforementioned distinction. Sales Immersion™ is considered to be the “best sales training program in the world.” Participants, ranging from entry-level sales associates to corporate executives, learn hands-on, practical steps that can be implemented immediately.   This program covers all aspects of Mastering Communications, Decision Making, Influencing and Sales Process and Methodologies.

Richard’s Leadership Mastery Program™ helps leaders master a set of  moral and ethical, philosophies, principles and values that can serve as the bedrock to all their actions.  The consistent application and teaching of these philosophies, principles and values is the only way to guarantee lasting success. The Leadership Mastery™ Program delivers just such a set of moral and ethical, philosophies, principles and values. This program covers leadership success fundamentals, transitioning into a powerful leader, strategic communication and advanced influencing skills, among others.

As Richard says, Remember, “Your success tomorrow is in direct proportion to your ‘Commitment to Excellence®’ today.”™

More About Richard Tyler:

Acquisition International Magazine has recently named Richard Tyler International® the “Sales Training and Management Consulting Firm of the Year” for the entire United States. Acquisition International (AI) magazine announced this in its annual M&A Awards in July 2014. AI’s M&A Awards is regarded as one of the most important and highly respected awards programs in the business world.

Richard Tyler has collaborated with such notable people as: Brian Tracy, Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Dr. Warren Bennis, Denis Waitley, Alan Keyes, Dr. John Gray, Dr. Robert Schuller, General Alexander Haig, Ty Boyd, Jim Cathcart, Don Hutson, Dr. Earl Mindell, Dr. Norman Rosenthal, Dianna Booher, Patricia Ball, Dave Dravecky, Ann Jillian and Jack Barry.  Richard Tyler’s philosophies have been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine® as well as in hundreds of articles and interviews.  Richard is also the founder of Leadership for Tomorrow™.  Its purpose is to educate young adults in the importance of self-esteem and goal setting.

To learn more about Richard Tyler, his sales training programs, his management programs and his consulting services, please visit http://www.RichardTyler.com

About Richard Tyler International, Inc.®:

Richard Tyler International, Inc.® is one of the world’s top Sales Training and Management Consulting firms. Richard Tyler International, Inc.® educates clients of all industries and sizes on the five Fundamentals of Business: Sales, Management, Customer Service, Leadership, and Quality Improvement. With its vast resources of consultants, Richard Tyler International, Inc.® provides companies the necessary expertise to grow their businesses profitably. Richard Tyler International, Inc.® conducts Seminars and Keynotes throughout the world to allow all types of organizations to experience Richard Tyler’s philosophies on business and success. Richard Tyler International, Inc.® offers “Two world class training programs from one world class training company“™ – The Richard Tyler International, Inc.® “Commitment to Excellence”® Sales Immersion™ Program is the “Best Sales Training Program in the World”™ and the Richard Tyler International, Inc.® “Commitment to Excellence”® Leadership Mastery™ Program is the “Best Leadership and Management Training Program in the World”™.

Richard Tyler International, Inc.® and ‘Commitment to Excellence®’ are registered trademarks of Richard Tyler.  All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2014 Richard Tyler.  All rights reserved.

About Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding® Agency:

The Celebrity Branding® Agency is a multi-media, Marketing, PR, and Branding Agency that is dedicated to Celebrity Branding® entrepreneurs and professionals as experts in their fields of business. Founders, JW Dicks, Esq. & Nick Nanton, Esq., attorneys by trade and entrepreneurs by choice, have built the top personal Branding Agency in the world and focus on helping their clients increase their revenue through brand positioning and media credibility. The Celebrity Branding® Agency offers an unparalleled media guarantee to make clients Best-Selling Authors, get them on TV, and appear in major print publications in order to position them and tell their stories. Once accomplished, the online and offline marketing divisions of the agency, headed by Lindsay Dicks and Greg Rollett, execute specific marketing systems to drive revenue. The agency represents more than 1900 clients in 33 countries around the world, and has worked with the likes of Steve Forbes, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Michael E. Gerber, Dan Kennedy and many others.

New York Fitness Guru Michael Shaw Featured in Women’s Fitness Magazine

Posted by admin on Sep 12th, 2014

Michael Shaw is currently being featured in Women’s Fitness magazine as a World Fitness Elite Game Changer.

New York, NY – September 12, 2014Michael Shaw, Owner of New York Personal Training (NYPT), is currently being seen in the August 2014 Edition of Women’s  Fitness magazine (United Kingdom and Ireland) with other leading fitness professionals as part of a feature called “World Fitness Elite.” In the Women’s Fitness feature, Michael Shaw and other leading experts were asked to give their “Top Tips To Look and Feel Great Today!”

Here is what Michael had to share with the readers of Women’s Fitness:

“Create realistic goals. Focus on healthy nutritional choices and functionally purposed exercise. Facilitate PERMANENT AND SUSTAINABLE CHANGE by optimizing your hormonal environment. Exercise in a way that is fun for you – dance, lift, punch, kick – just be consistent. Eat within an 8 hour window each day, starting 3 hours after you wake up. Seek the advice of an expert.”

With his new hallmark philosophy “16 Weeks To The Best Shape Of Your Life,” Michael Shaw has created a system so powerful and revolutionary that its initial success has inspired him to renovate his studio and re-focus his long-range business plan to facilitate the rebranding of NYPT. The program encompasses four modules of training and nutrition, each focused on optimizing his clients’ hormones and building lean muscle. Shaw is hard at work revamping his website to enable fitness enthusiasts from across the globe to join his coven of age defying devotees through NYPT’s new subscription based virtual training studio.

The “16 Weeks Program,” follows NYPT’s decade long tradition of providing a multi-faceted array of programs for all levels of fitness enthusiasts. NYPT will continue to offer their tried and true programs – 30’ leanMAXX High Intensity Training, Buff Bride Wedding Workouts, and custom tailored training, all of which will implement the hormone optimization principles that are now the staple of NYPT. Based on his research, through which he discovered that the best way to effect change in the body is to optimize its hormones (testosterone/estrogen, insulin, cortisol, leptin), Shaw believes that his “16 Weeks” program can be successful for everyone – and adaptable to all levels and challenges.

Michael Shaw has also been seen in Men’s Fitness magazine, CNBC.com and other major online publications such as Yahoo! Finance, The Boston Globe, New York Business Journal, Los Angeles Daily News and MarketWatch, among many others.

Learn more about Michael Shaw and NYPT, please visit http://www.nypersonaltraining.com/

Learn more about World Fitness Elite at http://www.worldfitnesselite.com/

About Michael Shaw:

Michael Shaw’s accolades include competing as an amateur bodybuilder; 2nd place 1997 Mario Strong Eastern Regional, 4th place 1997 Mr. Universe Amateur; completing four Spartan races; and raising thousands of dollars for Lymphoma and Leukemia research by participating in and completing the 2012 and 2013 NYC Aquaphor Triathlon as a member of the fundraising organization Team in Training.

Contact:

Matt Collins

matt@dnagency.com

800-980-1626

Aberdeen Family Dentist Darold D. Opp DDS Featured On Yahoo Finance

Posted by admin on Sep 10th, 2014

Darold D. Opp, DDS was recently featured on Yahoo!Finance and other major online media outlets, including CNBC.com, New York Business Journal, MarketWatch and many others.

Aberdeen, SD – September 10, 2014 – A feature story about Darold D. Opp, DDS, was recently seen on Yahoo!Finance as well as the other major online publications such as CNBC.com, New York Business Journal, Dental Industry Today and MarketWatch, among many others.

One main focus of the piece centered on SmilePalooza!, which Dr. Opp launched in 2008. The annual SmilePalooza! (formerly Miles of Smiles), is a free, fun filled carnival-like event. During the three-hour event, held on a Saturday every July, kids of all ages enjoy free food and drinks, fun games, costumed characters (from Disney princesses to Marvel superheroes) and bounce houses. Besides being an exciting summer community event, Smile Palooza – whose proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® South Dakota – has led to Dr. Opp becoming the proud recipient of the Hometown Hero Award.

Darold D. Opp, DDS, is a family dentist in Aberdeen, S.D., population 26,091. He has a single doctor practice that produces $3.4 million a year without comprehensive crown and bridge, oral surgery, dentures, implant surgery, TMJ, sleep apnea, and sedation dentistry. Dr. Opp went from $500,000 in debt in 2010 to recreating lifetime savings and ready to retire in four years using the strategies in the chapter he contributed to a new book with noted business development expert, best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy, titled Transform. The book is due in September 2014.

Darold D. Opp, DDS, was recently featured in USA Today with other leading business professionals from across the United States. The piece, titled “America’s PremierExperts® Presents: The Next Big Thing,” ran in the August 14th 2014 edition of USA Today. The piece features quotes from these leading business experts discussing “The Hottest Trends in Health, Wealth & Success.”

Here is what the readers of USA Today learned from Darold D. Opp, DDS:

“In business you’re either a pioneer or a settler! Youre either paving the way or following someone else’s lead. The pioneer decides how large his piece of the pie will be. The settler has to ‘settle’ for what is left over. I really love dessert! That is why I prefer super sizing my slices!”

The feature story about Darold D. Opp, DDS that was seen on Yahoo!Finance can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.smilepalooza.com/dr-darold-opps-annual-smile-palooza-event-creates-a-marketing-sensation-in-the-dental-world/

Learn more about Darold D. Opp, DDS at www.SmilePalooza.com

Gary Curry Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress For New Book, “Transform”

Posted by admin on Sep 10th, 2014

Financial advisor coach Gary Curry will team with CelebrityPress, a leading book publishing company, and other leading experts from across the globe to release the new book, “Transform.”

Gold River, CA – September 10, 2014Gary Curry has joined noted business development expert, best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy, along with a select group of the world’s leading experts, to co-write the forthcoming book titled, Transform: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Get to the Heart and Soul of Transforming your Life, Business & Health. Nick Nanton, Esq., along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., recently signed a publishing deal with Gary and the other authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which will be released under their CelebrityPress™ imprint. Gary will contribute a chapter titled, “Mastering the ‘Formula For Lifetime Wealth’.”

Gary Curry, who founded ORBA Financial Management in 1982 and Redtail Technology, Inc. in 2003, has spent 50 years distinguishing himself as an award-winning financial advisor, business owner and consultant, and life insurance guru.  Beginning in 1978, Curry built top-performing regions for insurance giants before co-founding and taking public an agent-owned life insurance company and later joined InterSecurities, Inc. who later became Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. (TFA).  Curry’s InterSecurities, Inc. branch office was the largest producing branch office with the firm for 15 consecutive years.

Curry is also renowned for his visionary ideas.  Over the years, he has developed new ways to educate clients, and streamline financial solutions that have met with rave reviews and tremendous success.  As a widely sought resource in the financial services industry, Curry has been invited to speak at high-profile corporate events, industry roundtables and educational seminars across the country.  His desire to educate consumers led him to develop his trademark concept Enough MONEY®, which is “When work is optional and retirement and leisure activities are affordable.”

Curry also fills a largely unmet need:  that of educating the public about how to make the most of their Social Security Income Benefits.  Social Security Associates®, a firm he established in 2011, is dedicated to that cause.  “Above all”, Curry says , “Advisors must always put the client first”.

CelebrityPress™ describes the book:

When we think of transformation, we automatically think of metamorphosis or change. One of the first metamorphoses we discover as a child is the universally- quoted change of the caterpillar into the butterfly. The positive symbolism of this transformation is liberally applied to illustrate the change from ‘ugly duckling’ to ‘elegant swan’ in all fields.

This symbolism readily transfers to just about any change for the better. The guidance of individuals who have experienced positive change with mentoring, have taken calculated risks and enjoyed accomplishments in their field, may be seen as role models. We also note that the transformations of the PremierExperts® in this book are not limited by ‘dollars and cents’ measurement, but include body, mind and soul accomplishments.

The transforming experiences discussed by the PremierExperts® in this book cover many subjects including positive mindset changes, changes wrought by perseverance, passion, due diligence, restructuring, technology, systems, techniques, etc., …in fact, they cover positive changes that cut across numerous disciplines and fields.

The book is tentatively scheduled for release in September 2014.

Learn more about Gary Curry at https://www.facebook.com/thevirtualmentor or email him at gary@garycurry.com LD05077-07 2014

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 1400 best-selling authors to date.

Learn more at http://www.celebritypresspublishing.com

Veteran Investment Manager Christian Koch Brings Fresh, Customized Strategies To The Retirement Income Planning Process

Posted by admin on Sep 10th, 2014

President/Owner of Atlanta Based KAM South Draws On Extensive Experience As An Equity Research Leader To A Four Step Process System Designed To Build Wealth

Atlanta, GA – September 10, 2014 – In December 2013, Atlanta based veteran investment manager and renowned equity research leader Christian G. Koch was prominently mentioned in a straight shooting Wall Street journal article by Kelly Green entitled “Rethink Your Retirement Income.”

The journalist’s decision to include Koch in an article addressing one of the most important financial issues people face is testament to his vast expertise as an investment manager running a successful and developing firm, his renown as an equity research leader with several decades of experience and a unique array of professional certifications – including being a Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).

After years of high profile analyst stints with large companies like Lindner Funds, Fifth Third Bank and Trusco Capital Management, Koch began eyeing his future as the owner of his own firm by applying to Harvard Business School. Working towards completing the Advance Management Program, he gained ample skills in entrepreneurship and leadership while studying under world renowned educators in the business field such as Clay Christensen, Michael Porter and Rosabeth Moss Kanter.

Beyond Koch’s many years of experience in the industry and these certifications, however, is the investment process that Koch developed which includes customized portfolios to achieve predictable and sustainable income. Bringing his natural deep-rooted sense of Southern hospitality to make his clients feel instantly “at home,” Koch works to help them develop an investment retirement plan that supports the “de-cumulation phase,” or distribution of money after years of working to accumulate it.

Koch views his role for his clients as if he is a sentinel/watchman, guarding people from making mistakes and educating them out of the usual “go to” approach of mutual funds, “holding their hands through the process where necessary.”

KAM South’s ability to live up to its branding motto “We Build Wealth” is due to his  unique process system where each client works within the firm’s unique Retirement Income Planning Process. It’s a process that perfectly marries the portfolio construction research with the human dynamic of shepherding clients through the process of retirement.

Step One is “Develop A Retirement Vision.” In what he calls “The Right Fit Meeting,” Koch works with prospective clients to establish goals and objectives, identify major risk factors like longevity, inflation, rising health care costs and public policy risks. He also discusses trade-offs between investment strategies and does a thorough review of his slate of services.

Step Two is “Build The Optimal Retirement Portfolio” – also known as “Fundamental Bottoms-Up” or building the portfolio brick by brick. This phase involves individual security selection, creating active investment portfolios to exploit asset mispricing and an active management of risks.

Step Three in Koch’s process is “Retirement Distribution Strategies,” which involved focusing on “de-cumulation issues” in retirement planning; asset location; adding value to client accounts using the tax code; and tax efficient withdrawal strategies in retirement.

Step Four is “Estate & Wealth Transfer Planning,” involving various considerations connected to this aspect of their financial outlook. For clients who need this, Koch helps them evaluate the income tax, estate issues and other risks to the retirement plan. He also monitors and adjusts steps 1-4 as needed.

Estate issues are a personal passion of Koch’s because as an only child growing up in an affluent family, he observed the challenges his parents faced with their estate. Another unique aspect of his background that is that he took the entrepreneurial plunge into the financial planning field after many years in research and analysis. This provided him with a more solid foundation in the industry than starting out as a broker for a huge firm selling specific products.

“One of the things my clients like is that I’m very approachable an am the genuine article when it comes to being responsible for their financial security as they grow older,” he adds. “My goal is not to become a massive firm but to provide a service to people I truly like working with. I don’t base my success on how big KAM South gets but on how happy my clients are with my services.”

Read more at http://kamsouth.com/bio/ or http://www.financialadvicenetwork.com/article.php?aid=172

Texas Personal Injury Lawyer Clay Dugas To Executive Produce New Documentary Film

Posted by admin on Sep 5th, 2014

Trial attorney Clay Dugas is contributing as an Executive Producer to new documentary titled “Armonia”.

Beaumont, TX – September 5, 2014 – Clay Dugas, Founder of Clay Dugas and Associates, will serve as an Executive Producer on the upcoming documentary film, “Armonia”, from CelebrityFilms™. Clay and CelebrityFilms™ will partner with Armonia U.S. Inc, a non profit 501 (c)(3) corporation in the United States designed to support programs abroad committed to working with the poor to bring about Christian Transformation, empowerment and a better life. 3-Time Emmy Award winning Director, Nick Nanton, will direct the film.

Clay Dugas will join The Emmy Award winning team at CelebrityFilms™ to help bring this film to full production. The documentary will chronicle the journeys of several Armonia Indigenous Mexican Scholars (AIMS) students in Oaxaca, Mexico. The AIMS program provides an opportunity for poor Indian (indigenous Mexican) teenagers in the Sierra Madre mountains of Southern Mexico to obtain a High School education, and a chance for University education in Mexico City.

Clay Dugas is an experienced, board-certified personal injury and trial lawyer. With more than 200 jury trials taken to verdict, Mr. Dugas is not afraid to stand up for the rights of his clients. He has successfully obtained over 50 settlements and verdicts that exceeded $1 million. Based in Beaumont, Texas, Mr. Dugas’ practice, Clay Dugas and Associates, accepts cases from all over the United States.

Mr. Dugas is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory awarded Mr. Dugas an AV rating, which means very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards. Quoting from Martindale-Hubbell, The AV Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Texas Trial Lawyers Associate, and the American Association for Justice. He was recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Clay was chosen by his peers and clients in the 2014, 20th edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Learn more about this project at http://vimeo.com/user9314050/review/102582514/72a32ef312

Learn more about Armonia U.S. Inc. at http://www.armoniaus.org/

More About Clay Dugas:

In addition to his awards and honors, Mr. Dugas is a member of various associations in his community. Among his memberships are the Texas Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is a Board Member for the Jefferson County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and supports Living Water International. He has also been an integral part in helping numerous athletes within the community get to the next level with college scholarships. His reputation speaks to his passion and dedication to his craft and his clients in Texas and across the nation.

You can connect with Clay at:

lclay@claydugas.com

https://twitter.com/ClayDugas

https://www.facebook.com/ClayDugasAssociates

www.ClayDugas.com

About CelebrityFilms™:

CelebrityFilms® is led by 3-time Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Award Winning Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple syndicated television shows and award winning documentaries focused on successful enterprise and philanthropy.  Their productions have been nominated for eight Emmys and they have been awarded 25 Telly Awards for excellence in television and film production.  Combined, they have produced and directed more than 400 television episodes and more than a dozen films.

Learn more at http://www.CelebrityFilms.com

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