Monthly Archives: July 2017

Bernado T. Chua – The First Ever Man To Sell Ganoderma In Coffee In North America

It is a good thing to associate with people who matter in the society – people who will inspire you in your line of interest. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, then you might want to identify yourself with one Bernardo T. Chua.

He has just proved that for one to be successful in business, they need to pursue their dream and put more emphasis on what they are good at. For Bernardo Chua, he is good and believes in direct selling and the benefits of Ganoderma, a type of mushroom with medicinal qualities, mostly found growing on logs. He attributes this knowledge from his rich Chinese heritage

His success in business is deep rooted to his mode of making sales through direct selling. This is a way of selling his product directly to consumers; away from an established retain location. While peddling used to be an ancient direct selling method, these days there is the one-on-one demonstration, party plan method, internet sales and more.

Bernado Chua, through his multilevel company Organo Gold, is involved in creating awareness and selling consumable products with extracts of Ganoderma in many parts of the world. In the last decades, he has concentrated in coffee and teas, making sure that he taps into the booming North America markets. He is now on record as the first person to successfully market the herb in coffee and tea in the North America region.

In 2015, the CEO and founder of Organo Gold announced the opening of his company’s new branch in Turkey.

This is his 39th country to launch his business operations. He explains that his enterprise in Turkey will unite its Asia, European and African operations and help better serve the company’s distributors and consumers in the region.

Throughout his career, Bernardo Chua has received a couple of awards, first from the Dangal ng Bayan, for Business and Industry, Award for The National Shoppers Choice for the top direct selling food supplement company.

He has also scooped the award for Direct Sales Company of the Year on at least five different occasions. He continues to offer millions of people with meaningful employment activities as he expands his business throughout the world.

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Jeremy Goldstein: Lion of the Law

Dealing with legal issues is frustrating, and often leaves one with more questions than answers.  Thankfully, the Bar Association of New York has created a tool that relieves some of the burden; they have provided the people of New York with The New York State Bar Association Trusted Lawyer Referral and Information service (LRIS.) This online, confidential service is available 24-hours per day at  and compliments the telephone service already in place for over three decades. This is a helpful alternative can be reached during regular business hours at 1-800-342-3661.


Choosing a lawyer is overwhelming and time-consuming.  LRIS simplifies the process by easily matching an individual with the perfect lawyer to effectively represent their situation.  As stated by Claire Gutekunst, State Bar President, “Individuals often need lawyers in times of stress. Our Lawyer Referral and Information Service is a lower-pressure way to get legal help. Individuals can have the confidence that they will be matched.” Echoing her sentiments is Tony Lai, CEO of and partners with LRIS, “We are proud to partner with one of the largest associations of lawyers in the world to redefine how lawyers can scale the delivery of legal services to a greater number of people at a lower cost, and to create the trusted, go-to online destination for consumers and businesses seeking to rely on New York law, all around the world.”


Upon reviewing the questionnaire, the staff will match the person with a near-by lawyer. If the individual lives in any of the 17 counties that has a local referral program, the State Bar will forward the request to the correct bar association for that county. This is a free referral service, however when the person talks with the attorney, there’s a $35 fee for an initial 30-minute consultation (not applicable to cases involving unemployment/worker’s compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice, social securing and cases involving veterans or military law.) Upon completion of the first consultation, the individual is not obligated to retain the attorney.  However, if the lawyer is chosen to represent them, all costs are discussed between the attorney and client.


This service not only empowers the public, but also grows the practices of many attorneys serving New York.  According to Elena Tastensen, a Sarasota Springs lawyer serving as chair of the Association’s Committee on Lawyer Referral, “The carefully screened client referrals, coupled with the new online technology, also will help attorneys serve additional clients; The Lawyer Referral and Information Service really helped me grow my practice”


Founded in 1876, and Consisting of approximately 72,000 members, the New York State Bar Association is considered the largest bar association in the United States.  One of its most respected members is Jeremy L. Goldstein, founder of Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates, LLC.  His firm represents corporations and committees dealing with CEOs, team management, executive compensation, and corporate oversite.


Mr. Goldstein partnered at the wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz firm prior to the founding of his own firm.  Some of his legal accomplishments include:  Dow Chemical Company/Rohm and Has Company, Merk/Schering Plough Corporation, Goldman Sachs/Kinder Morgan, Inc, Bank of America Corporation/and Morgan Chase & Co./Bank One Corporation.  Goldstein also serves several charities including the Fountain House which assists in recovery from mental illness and Make a Wish Foundation of Metro New York.


Mr. Goldstein earned is J.D. from NYU School of Law, an M.S. from the University of Chicago, and s B.A. Cum Laude with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University.  He currently sits as the chair of the Mergers & Acquisition Subcommittee of the Executive Compensation Committee of the ABA Business Section.  He is a well-known writer and speaker on the topic of corporate governing and executive compensation and to top of his exemplary accomplishments, Mr. Goldstein is even named as one of the leading executive compensation lawyers in the Chambers USA Guide to Americas Leading Lawyers for Business and also in Legal 500.  You can reach the office of Mr. Goldstein at 212.256.1225.


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Orange Coast College Narrowly Misses National Rowing Championship

While the Orange Coast College men’s rowing team hoped to place better than nine at the 2017 American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship Regatta, they still consider this a major accomplishment when this college’s team was up against Notre Dame, the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina.

Even those these colleges are much bigger than the 25,000 students attending this Coasta Mesa, California, community college, the team finished only about eight minutes behind the winner in the grueling race lasting almost six hours.

11 National Rowing Championships

While the team did not finish as well as expected this year, this small Californian college has already won 11 national championships. Many of the nine members on the team have never rowed a boat until they joined the team at Orange Coast Community College. Yet, they will go on to join major university teams that beat them this year. Learn more about Orange Coast College: and

Secret to Success

Part of the secret to the success of the Orange Coast Community College rowing team is Assistant Coach Steve Morris who arrives at the training center before 5::30 AM each day. Steve was on the rowing team while a student at Orange Coast College.

Importance of Teamwork

While there are nine individual rowers, each much work in unity with the others to make a great team. Morris says that these young students can apply that same principle to other areas of their lives rather they choose to go on to a four-year college or get a job in the marketplace.

If you are interested in attending community college in the Coasta Mesa area, then make sure to consider Orange Coast Community College. Students find a variety of accredited programs allowing them to advance in their careers or learn a new one.

How Mike Heiligenstein Strives to Mitigate Traffic Congestion in Austin

Mike Heiligenstein is a professional administrator who has held top jobs in Texas. He is the Williamson County’s former county commissioner and currently works at the Central Texas Region Mobility Authority where he is the executive director. Heiligenstein has been serving the company since 2003, and he heads all its operations. He is a graduate of the University of Texas where he was awarded his undergraduate and master’s degrees. As the head of CTRMA, Mike has been ensuring that all the road networks in Texas are modernized. The firm was founded by the government, and its mandate is to oversee the construction of improved highways in the Williamson and Travis counties.


Heiligenstein once made a contribution in the Statesman where he spoke about how Austin’s population has been increasing every year and its significant effect on the traffic mobility in the region. CTRMA is devoted to using the latest forms of civil engineering techniques in improving all the highways in the Travis and Williamson counties. One of the tactics that it has used in bettering mobility is the construction of the cyclist and pedestrian lanes that were missing.


CTRMA has managed to modernize most of the roads that connect different towns in Williamson and Travis counties. The company successfully constructed the 183A toll road, and this has greatly facilitated mobility between Cedar Park and Leander. It also completed the U.S 290 toll road, which is a highway that has significantly mitigated the traffic congestion that was between Manor and Austin. The road can be used by triple the number of vehicles that pass on the non-toll road every day. CTRMA has been using top-notch technology in its projects. One of these is the MoPac Express Lanes, which have fiber lines that can detect and report vehicles that are in the wrong lanes.


The company has partnered with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization in bettering the operations of Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO). HERO assists motorists in dealing with minor mechanical problems in case their vehicles break down along highways. CTRMA also collaborated with Carma, to encourage ride sharing to reduce the number of vehicles on the roads. It has also worked with Metropolia in building a mobile phone application that updates drivers on the state of traffic in different roads.