Stream Energy, A Model of Corporate Philanthropy

Stream Energy, a Dallas-based energy company, is living the reality that philanthropy and business can go hand in hand with its Stream Cares Foundation. Stream energy used money from its very successful energy business to be one of the first to fund recovery from Hurricane Harvey and at the same time relieving the financial burden of its customers. When Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston neighborhoods extensively with up to 56 inches of rain, causing the loss of lives, homes, and much displacement, Stream Energy leveraged philanthropy and charity to not only raise much money for relief but making this kind of giving back a major part of their brand.

Philanthropy isn’t new to Stream Energy, as the company has been been involved in many philanthropic projects for more than twelve years. More recently, Stream Energy launched Stream Cares Foundation to certify its continued philanthropy not only in Texas but all throughout the United States. Adding a separate philanthropy arm to the business has a two-fold advantage: the company gives back to the community, while at the same time encourages new and loyal clients and the respect of the public.

They also have long standing relationships with Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross in addition to driving local philanthropic projects and giving. Another major cause that Stream associates have is helping the homeless in Dallas. In a partnership with Hope Supply Co., both companies provide supplies and cover the cost of meals for more than 1,000 homeless children in North Texas at the annual event Splash for Hope. In their partnership with Hope Supply Co. for more than four years, they have provided much-needed supplies to homeless children such as clothing, diapers, and school supplies.

Stream Energy also aided Texas tornado victims in 2016 when North Texas experienced several tornadoes the day after Christmas. Working with the Salvation Army they raised thousands of dollars, and as a direct selling company were able to match funds and double the donations brought in by employees.

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Desiree Perez Helps Roc Nation Athletes Get the Best Deals

Desiree Perez is an excellent contract negotiator. This is what people are going to recognize her for when they look at the connection that she has with Jay-Z. She has been able to keep a relatively low profile in the industry, but her work with Roc Nation could not go unnoticed. She has been able to negotiate such great contracts for athletes that are part of the roster that it is hard not to dispute her talent. Desiree Perez is someone that is willing to put all the cards on the table when it comes to creating great deals. In many instances people cannot believe the great deals that she has helped some of these Roc Nation athletes receive.

It has been so astounding that it has actually lured more talent of Desiree Perez to The Roc Nation roster. That is how good she has been when it comes to helping people get the best possible endorsement deals.Everyone does not always have the talent to go forth and negotiate these type of contracts. If this was possible athletes would not need anyone to represent them. They will be able to simply go in themselves and get the type of money that Desiree Perez has been able to get for them.

This is not the case,however, because an athlete will have a difficult time getting connected sometimes. They will not always have the ability to bring forth the type of contract that they would desire. This is why it is so great to have someone like Desiree Perez in place. She can help people get the type of money that they are looking for. She is able to help people under Roc Nation management get the best contracts, and that is why her skills are valued by Jay-Z and the Roc Nation athletes.

Malini Saba: A True Tycoon of Business

When it comes to great businesswomen, Malini Saba is one of the greatest. Born on the poor island nation of Sri Lanka, Malini brought herself to the U.S. with only a few hundred dollars a lot of dreams. Through the help of her husband, she was able to attend a few lectures at Stanford, where she soon became deeply interested in business and the art of investing. She took her education further, gathering up the firsthand experiences of great investors and bankers by traveling around and asking them how they go to where they are. When no venture capital firm would take her on, she created her own firm called Saban.

 

In the United States, Saban is invested heavily in technology. Elsewhere in the world, Malini Saba’s company invests in oil, gas, real estate, and rice. Malini’s goal is to invest where other investors believe the stakes are too high and the investment is too risky. That is the only way that she feels comfortable with the investments that she makes. She even stated in an interview with Ideamensch that she bucks the current trends in favor for trends that she thinks will exist three to five years down the road. This strategy has paid off well for her. She has faced some adversity in the recent past, however. Her company was involved in some investments that were soon taken over by corrupt companies. Nevertheless, she picked herself back up and made the company successful again.

 

Not only is Malini Saba a world-renowned investor, but she is also an avid philanthropist. Malini will donate to every cause she can think of, especially when it comes to her home country. When the tsunamis struck the small island nation of Sri Lanka, she was one of the first to help out financially, giving over $10 million in aid. She also started a nonprofit company called Stree, which is focused on giving women a leg up in poor and at-risk countries. Stree gives women a voice, the ability to get healthcare, and a foot in the door to the public policy in their countries.  No matter what, she will always pick her child up from school every single day of the week.

Securus Announced Tech Survey Results

Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based company that is one of the leaders when it comes to providing secure communication services and equipment to prisons and other correctional facilities. Securus currently provides services and products to over 1,000 correctional facilities across the country, which oversee hundreds of thousands of inmates. The company sells a wide range of products that are often considered state-of-the-art and provide an added convenience to prisons, inmates, and inmate family members. 

This past week, Securus announced results of a survey that show that the inmate communication systems in correctional facilities are likely to be enhanced in the near future. According to the survey, which Securus prepared at their headquarters, about 55% of all correctional facilities will be looking to enhance their capabilities when it comes to communications technology with the majority of those looking ot update their technology in the near future.

Many facilities are now looking to invest heavily in tablets and video visitation services. This will help to reduce the amount of face-to-face communication in the facilities, which will also provide a convenience and reduced security risk to all people involved. Many other facilities are considering implementing new public safety protocols and looking for new ways to reduce the amount of contraband and weapons that enter the prisons. 

In the past year, Securus has implemented a new video visitation service at facilities all over the country. This service allows a family member to download a mobile application to a tablet or smart phone and then connect to an inmate using a secure connection. The prisons then have the ability to either give an inmate a tablet or set up a secure video location somewhere in the property. Download the app from Google Play here >> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.securus.videoclient&hl=en

So far the new application has been a huge success. The company has reported that over 60,000 downloads and sales have already occurred and the number will likely increase in the future as Securus attempts to implement the technology at more facilities in the coming years.

Securus Technologies is in no way affiliated with the product on Amazon called Securus nor is it affiliated with the website Securus America for agents.

Securus House is a center for victims of violence and abuse and is also not a part of Securus Technologies.