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Boraie Development Sparks Decades of Growth in New Jersey

Omar Boraie saw potential in the ran down New Brunswick starting in the 1970s. His vision was to bring a dilapidated town to life through the construction of new projects that were sure to get the heart of New Jersey beating again.

People suggested one building would be enough. These suggestions did not stop Boraie, president of Boraie Development LLC, from buying a row of buildings and developing Class A business office spaces.

When he first approached the city with his plan, he was faced with doubters. He soon turned them into believers with the construction of Albany Street Tower One and Tower Two business offices located side by side–a move that brought in major business to the once struggling town.

Even though Boraie Development has been at the heart of development in New Brunswick and Newark, Boraie also makes sure to share the credit with other businesses. These other entities include Johnson & Johnson and Tucker Development Corp.

Thanks to the joint efforts in development, these businesses brought tourists, consumers, residents, and businesses which is an indication of continued growth of in New Jersey.

A recent article in NJ Biz, In Newark, choice of residential projects trumps one big building, panelist say, notes how instrumental in the current and future Class A projects in the works of Boraie Development.

Real estate leaders met at the Newark CRE Summit to discuss the new economic development of the city.

Wasseem Boraie, vice president of Boraie Development, said that there are currently five to 10 projects in development in Newark which will bring new residents and businesses to the area. He says that multiple projects will attract more people to come to Newark rather than just constructing one building.

Boraie Development is currently working on a new luxury residential high-rise with 168 units. In the past, their residential real estate project brought New York style condominiums to Newark. The Aspire is one of the residential developments comprising of 17 stories and 238 units.

Wasseem Boraie says that the construction of these lofty residential buildings is what will attract more people and business, more so than one building as previously suggested.

Based on recent economic improvement in New Brunswick and Newark, this is proof that their vision has become reality.

Though there have been new firms and developers in the region, Omar Boraie saw the potential and brought much needed vitalization to New Brunswick in 1972. His firm Boraie Development LLC is still a big part of New Jersey’s revival.

Joseph Bismark: Different From Other Businessmen

I truly admire Joseph Bismark. It takes a lot of strength and spiritual mindedness to achieve such a high level of success and fame and still keep a level head as well a humble heart. It is easy for people to fall into the trap of seeing themselves as greater than others. However, this article that I have read on the WordPress blog called Citizen Shame, has shown that Joseph Bismark is not that easily swayed by his own success. I could definitely learn from him and his ways of conducting business and relating with people both as his workers and customers.

He is so passionate about improving the lives of others that he has started businesses with the sole purpose of helping others achieve their goals in fitness, business, spirituality and other aspects of their lives. Many people that work with him and conduct business with him notice a difference in him. He is a powerful leader, and yet he makes other people comfortable around him. People often walk away inspired to live better lives after being around him. This keeps them coming back to him and his business. They not only buy his products, but they also listen to his advice on living well.

The majority of his time is spent with the RHYTHM foundation which he himself has got going. RHYTHM is dedicated to improving a sense of well being for people who are interested. It is easy to see that Joseph Bismark has learned a lot from his time spent in the mountains. He has learned a lot of spiritual principles. He has also learned how to clear his mind and break free of all the troubles and concerns of the world. He has seen the light in himself and therefore has recognized the light in others. He wants to bring that out of others so that they can live life more abundantly.

Coffee Meets the Benefits of Ganoderma

By the time Bernardo Chua started OrganoGold, he was already a successful businessman. This company, headquartered in Canada, came to being as Mr. Chua felt compelled to bring Ganoderma, an ancient Chinese herb, to the world. Ganoderma products had an appreciable amount of success in Asian markets, and this led Mr. Chua to look at expanding in an effort to bring this storied organic mushroom to consumers around the world. His initial foray into marketing Ganoderma products was through Gano Excel, which included direct marketing of these products, including capsules and instant coffee, to customers throughout Asia and North America.

OrganoGold is based in Canada, and has over a million distributors around the globe working on selling product for this direct sales and marketing company. OrganoGold is fairly well established now, allowing Mr. Chua time to focus more of his efforts on refining this product line, sales and marketing channels. He also works with a number of organic Ganoderma producers around the world. Cultivating these relationships, and maintaining them, are important factors when one considers that his entire business model is contingent on them. That being said, ancient Chinese herbs are often times newly found to be useful in remedying other issues, and the closer the ties Mr. Chua has to the producers of Ganoderma, the greater the chance is he will be made immediately aware of such developments. These relationships also serve to help him manage his costs, delivering product to consumers at competitive rates.

One of the pioneers of delivering this polypore mushroom coffee and tea around the world, he is helping spread the story and benefit of this herb to millions of people outside of Asia. Mr. Chua also believes that a direct sales business model is what afforded him the opportunity to grow his business outside of Asia so quickly. He feels this helped him distribute the product globally, in the fastest manner possible. By using the direct sales channels to market and grow the business, this has allowed him the time to educate the world about the benefits of this herb. He stands by the efficacy of this herb as something that is beneficial, and that which can help those who are able to leverage their daily caffeine consumption by using OrganoGold products, which carry the added bonus of introducing them to benefits of these mushrooms.

“May Your Glass Be Ever Full:” First Irish-American Vodka Poured In US

The tall, beautiful bottle adorned with the bright green shamrock is reason enough to sample the first Irish-American vodka debuting in the United States.

It’s called Bonn Oir Gold Medal Vodka and it’s got a distinctive, rich background along with a smooth, clean finish taste. Bonn Oir, pronounced as “ban or,” was developed by the O’Shevlins of County Armagh, Ireland, dating back to an old, precious family recipe.Philip Joseph O’Shevlin II created the silky, sophisticated vodka and his grandson Philip Joseph O’Shevlin II, the founder of Bonn Oir, recognized the drink’s unique properties:

In a recent press release published in the highly regarded The Spirits Business, Joseph O’ Shevlin II stated this about Bonn Oi:

“Not just with the vodka itself, but in the heritage, the pedigree and the passion—the spirit of the Irish—discovered within each bottle.”

Bonn Oir ia a premium vodka carefully processed by using only the top-grain of soft white Irish wheat. This is the same wheat and same purity in which fine artisan breads are made.

Bonn Óir Gold Medal Vodka, backed by Timber Creek Capital and Marc Sparks, is selling here in the US for $34.99 per 750ml by the O’Shevlin Importing Company. The elegant vodka, bottled at 40 percent abv, is also available in one litre and 50ml bottles.

The O’Shevlin Importing Company has delivered double the pleasure with Bonn Óir Lite, a premium vodka that features only 40 calories per serving, as well as Irish Fire, a vodka-based spirit infused with the delicious hotness of cinnamon and rested in toasted oak barrels, resulting in an oaky finish topped with notes of caramel.

“Vodka connoisseurs —whether Irish, or wishing they were Irish—will love this new standard set by Bonn Óir.”


Your Cravings Are Talking to You

Do you ever crave chocolate? Have you had to pull over on the way home to get ice cream, nachos, or pizza? This is your mind on cravings. But aside from people craving comfort foods, there may be an actual nutritional need that people gain from the feeling of craving food.

Researchers speculate that when humans are craving a food, it may mean that they are suffering from a nutritional deficiency. Cheese? You may be low in calcium. Try having milk, almonds, broccoli, or yogurt. Carbs? It means you are low in an amino acid called tryptophan. This helps regulate serotonin, which is a needed brain chemical that regulates moods. Even chewing on ice constantly can mean that you are anemic, or low in iron.

Using our cravings to tell us what we need to eat is simple and effective. Bruce Levenson considers that balancing your nutritional needs and erasing nutritional deficiency is key to optimal health. Knowing that your cravings mean something is priceless. We should all pay more attention to our bodies. They may be telling us exactly what they need.

Sam Tabar is the Answer to Your Investing Needs

Sam Tabar is becoming a household name in the investing world. He has a unique approach that originates from his varied experiences that I am proud to say my diner was one of. Sam used to stop in to study on Sunday afternoons when he was still a law student. Tabar does not take any of his experiences for granted. He uses all of them to make wise decisions in the investment world. In other words, we still see him from time to time on the occasional Sunday and of course keep up with him through CNBC and all the rest of the news he pops up in.

 History of Sam Tabar

 The foundation of Sam’s career started at Oxford University and Columbia Law School. He graduated with honors from Oxford University and served as an Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. After he graduated from Columbia, he, later, joined Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP, which is one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. During his tenure, he helped his clients with side letters, hedge fund formation and structure, investment management agreements, regulatory and compliance, and employment issues.

 Sam refined his skills at PMA Investment Advisors, a unit of Sparx Group Co., in Hong Kong. As a Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development, he gained the finance background he needed to give wise advice to his clients. He successfully managed a $2 billion hedge fund and managed all facets of global marketing and investor relations.

 After providing advice to his ultra-high-net-worth clients, he was able to gain a Rolodex of over 2000 potential qualified investors. The firm raised over $1 billion in assets while under the management of Tabar. He, later, became the Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. He provided information on endowments, pensions, foundations, and funds of funds.

 Tabar and Commodities

 Tabar knows that investing in commodities requires research. He advises that each investor explores the history of the commodity. Research allows you to make a reasonable prediction of what the commodity may perform like in the future. Problem products can be eliminated or avoided when proper research is conducted.

 For example, Tabar instructed his clients to avoid the US Natural Gas Fund because it was a poorly managed fund. When there were significant losses because the UNG had fallen more than 75 percent, he advised his clients to stay away until they created more shares or resolved the issue in some other manner.

 Tabar is a Force to be Reckoned With in Investing

 If you want to know more about Tabar and his accomplishments, there are many publications discussing his intellectual prowess. He has worked countless hours to invest and give his clients what they need to be successful in the investing world.