The success and growth of a company is not only dictated by the team that works for the company but also the leadership of the company. Proper administration lays the foundation as to how each department is to carry out their duties regardless of the workforce. An example of a company that runs like a well-oiled machine thanks to its leadership is InnovaCare Health. Apart from setting itself apart from a competitive health service sector in North America, InnovaCare Health has also received recognition for its professionalism and adequate provision of healthcare services to its members.
The vision of Innovacare is to offer its clients cost-effective and reliable plans and models when it comes to health care. These plans and models are designed with the perspective that Innovacare always upholds quality when providing health care services. These plans and models also help to enforce their objectives as a company when it comes to building long-lasting relationships with clients. The man behind these ideals and principles is Dr. Richard Shinto. He is the President, Chairperson, and Chief Executive Officer of Innovacare. He has worked at NAMM California as the Chief Medical Officer. He has also worked at Aveta Inc. as the Chief Executive Officer, and he held this position until 2012.
The beginning of his career in the Medicine world began at California University where he graduated, and he later moved to the State University of New York and then graduated with a medical degree. His vast knowledge about Medicine and his remarkable leadership has earned him plenty of awards. Some of them he has earned include the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare Award. He also received the Access to Caring Award.
Another leader we cannot lack to mention when talking about Innovacare is Penelope Kokkinides. She is the Chief Administrative Officer. She previously worked as the Chief Operating Officer before rejoining InnovaCare Health in June 2015 and receiving her current position. When it comes to running health care programs, she has invaluable experience, and this has made it possible for her to contribute to the success of InnovaCare. She also has an enormous amount of knowledge in the management and development of health care operations. Her knowledge makes it possible for her to run and contribute the organization appropriately. With Penelope Kokkinides and Dr. Richard Shinto at the helm of InnovaCare Health, its success will surely continue.
Those who’ve made a home in Texas are stranger to dangerous weather, particularly the occasional intense hurricane. Hurricane Harvey was a monster of a storm that cut a path through Texas, leaving major cities like Houston vulnerable to flooding. The state got assistance from businesses and charitable organizations from all over, looking for ways to assist in recovery. That includes Texas’ Stream Energy, an energy company known for its charitable attitude.
This is a company that has been steeped in charitable activity for years, which has resulted in the establishment of a new foundation, Stream Cares. A decade of philanthropic activity across communities in Texas and other parts of the world, has become intrinsic to the Stream Energy brand. Stream Cares Looks to continue that.
Rather than follow the crowd Stream Energy is looking to approach their philanthropy differently, opting to start their own foundation rather than sticking to working through established organizations. They have standing relationships with certain legacy foundations like the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. These kinds of working relationships work to the benefit of those in need. When tornadoes touched down in North Texas, Stream Energy was able to work with Salvation Army to help those who needed it. Having their own foundation will allow them to continue to be an essential player in Texas charities and continue to promote the company in the public eye as one that is invested in their welfare.
Stream Energy has a proud culture that promotes caring down to individual employees, which means there are many causes that are at the forefront of their mind. There are issues that have sizable impact on communities across Texas, like homelessness. In the city of Dallas, Stream Energy’s host company, has seen a spike in homelessness, jumping by 24%. Stream Cares was able to have an impact on this by joining forces with the Hope Supply Co. Together they hosted the Splash of Hope event, providing resources and aid to homeless children and their family.
Senior Event Manager Kimberly Girard sees the foundation as a force for good but also an opportunity to mobilize the state’s business community. If this new foundation can get other companies to become more generous a real effort can be made towards caring for all Texans.
While cryptocurrencies have been all the rage in the investment community, Matt Badiali shocked many in the financial world when he introduced “Freedom Checks” as a low-risk investment strategy that individuals of all ages can take part in and get a regular quarterly income. He claimed that the program was going to pay out over $34 billion due to the money companies would save with the current tax plan and that now was the time for individuals to position themselves if they wanted to take advantage of this investment opportunity. There are currently over 500 companies that meet the criteria required to pay “Freedom Checks” to its shareholders.
While Matt Badiali made “Freedom Checks” seem like this was the newest investment idea, the strategy is simply to invest in a “Master Limited Partnership”. Many MLP’s are involved in the oil and gas production. Transportation and storage industries. Companies that meet the standards to be considered MLP’s distribute their profits to their shareholders and this enables them to be tax-free businesses. These companies must distribute 90 percent of their earnings to shareholders.
Investing in MLP’s and receiving “Freedom Checks” is extremely easy. It involves having a brokerage account and buying company shares of an MLP. Investors will have the payments made directly to their account or have a check mailed to them. Investors can spend the “Freedom Checks’ or they can reinvest the funds to buy more shares of the company. A shareholder can expect both share appreciation as well as increased distribution payments over time. A benefit to this investment strategy is investors are not required to pay taxes on these distribution payments and if they decide to sell the Master Limited Partnership shares, they are only required to pay capital gains taxes. Paying the capital gains taxes is usually lower than the income tax rate.
No one can ever predict a natural disaster, and the United States has had their share of them. The people of Puerto Rico, for example, are still dealing with the aftermath left behind by the hurricane that ravaged the island. Families are still without power and some without water, but the people of this island are fighting together. This is something the people of Houston are also dealing with because they are fighting against the aftermath left behind by Hurricane Harvey. This Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in 2017, and it left a lot of devastation. Many people in the state lost their homes and livelihoods.
It is strange but also heartwarming to see how people naturally help each other when tragedy strikes. The city was full of people who helped others during this time of need. It was heartwarming to see people offer each other shelter and monetary assistance. Humanity shined when churches lived up to the teachings they believe in, and it was beautiful to see organizations like the Houston Food Bank really make a difference when it was needed. Houston even saw businesses step up to the plate and help, such as Nabors Industries. The CEO of this company, Tony Petrello, made sure their company helped Houston out.
Of course, Tony Petrello knew that his company was not going to solve every problem, but that did not stop him or his company from helping in whatever way they could. One thing the people of Houston truly appreciated was the company’s large kitchen. In this kitchen large meals were prepared every day to feed people who needed food. The people were able to eat three meals a day, which definitely gave people one less thing to worry about. This gave people enough energy to continue helping others and neighborhoods to rebuild their lives.
Tony Petrello has helped the communities in many ways before. The company has been instrumental in several community projects and has also donated money to ensure Houston’s prosperity. What the company was providing in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey was just an extension of the kinds of acts the company already did for Houston. It is pretty obvious that people care about good corporate citizens now more than ever before. Some could say that the actions taken by this company were just done to promote the company, but those who know Petrello and those working with him will say these individuals are just naturally good-hearted.
Petrello sponsored his employees by providing paid leave to help at the Gulf Coast and to help feed people. Some employees tended to their families and their friends as they were affected by the hurricane. These employees were given the freedom to do what was in their heart without worrying about paychecks, thanks to Tony Petrello.