It is no secret that decorating plays a huge role in planning your event. Your decorations are going to set the mood for your entire evening, so you want to make sure they are just right for your event. You can choose the decorations for your next event by keeping the following tips from event planners in NYC in mind.


Choose A Theme: It is easier to narrow down your decorations when you choose a theme for your event. One example is a beach inspired birthday or anniversary party. Decorate for the beach party with seashells and sand art, and use a color scheme of white, tan and blue.


Simple Table Settings: It is always fun to decorate for your event, but you want to make sure you do not overwhelm your guests with decorations. One idea is to handwrite the names of each guest on cardstock to create unique place cards. Use vibrant utensils or napkins to add a splash of color to the table. If you are throwing a beach party, you can fill glass vases with sand and seashells to set the mood.


Double-Duty Party Favors: It never hurts to invest in favors that double as table decorations. Use small terra-cotta pots or votive candles as centerpieces during the event, and let your guests take them home after the event. The glass vases with sand and seashells also make great centerpieces and favors for a beach inspired party.


When you need personal or corporate event planners in NYC, it is recommended to hire Twenty Three Layers. The company has years of experience in planning parties, weddings and corporate functions. It is made up of three women who work with you to create the event or party of your dreams.


You can hire Twenty Three Layers for a variety of services, starting with venue selection, catering and custom printing. The company also offers floral design, lighting and photography services, and you can hire the team to find suitable entertainment for your event.


If you need help decorating for your event, consider hiring reliable event planning companies in NYC.

The Brazilian economy has been among the fastest growing economies in the world. As of 2014, 14,569 investment funds accumulated a net worth of over BRL 2,682 trillion. This data was released by the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association (ANBIMA), which is a self-regulatory body of the investment fund industry.
The Brazilian Securities Commission, also known as the CVM, passed Rule 555/14 that came into effect in 2015. This rule was meant to govern the registration, formation, and operation of investment funds in the country.
Both the Open-ended and closed-ended retail funds require being registered by the CVM. The only difference between the two is that in open-ended retail funds, the process is automatically achieved, provided the documents and paperwork are in order, while the close-ended retail funds’ registration is not automatic.
Under the Brazilian legal framework, any public securities offerings are supposed to be registered by the CVM. The whole process must be handled by the placement agents, even if the securities were meant to be traded in other jurisdiction. The Brazilian Depositary Receipts (BDRs) are certificates that represent the securities of a listed company.
According to the legal and regulation framework of Brazil, only placement agents, e.g. financial institutions, securities houses, brokerage firms, and individuals registered with the CVM are allowed to market retail funds, whether open-ended, close-ended, or foreign funds.
According to Rule 555/14, retail funds can be marketed to the general public. However, depending on several aspects of the investment policy, the complexity, level of disclosure, and the risk that the fund carries, restrictions might exist, and the fund might only be allowed to be marketed to professional investors and qualified investors. According to the Brazilian law, professional investors include;
• Financial institutions and other bodies that are authorized by the Brazilian Central Bank
• Pension Funds
• Insurance and Savings Companies
• Investment Funds
• Individuals with a net worth of more than BRL10 million
Qualified investors might include:
• All professional investors
Cassio Audi is a senior financial management executive. Audi has worked as a senior financial manager in a dozen financial organizations in Brazil.
He attended the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo where he graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration. He enrolled at the Universidade de São Paulo where he earned an MBA. He has an impressive 23 years’ experience in asset and financial management.

Financial careers are not always what they seem and, for Todd Lubar, the financial career that he had was something that he always wanted to be able to do to make things better for people. Once in the career, though, Todd Lubar learned that it was not something that he was going to be able to do because of the way that he did things. It was also something that gave him the chance to be able to try new things and do more with the options that he had. Todd Lubar saw the financial career that he had always wanted as something that was not quite as satisfying as he thought it would be because he was not able to help the people who he knew needed it the most. For that reason, he set out to try new things and to start his own business where he would be able to improve the options that come along with loans.

When he was starting his business, he did not have a lot of free time. That is because he was working hard and doing what he could to try new things with the business. He wanted to make sure that he could show people that there was more to business than just trying and failing. In fact, failing was not an option that he had and he did what he could to show people that he was going to be as successful as possible. When it came to the business, he never gave up with the options that the had.

Since there was a lot to the business and since Todd Lubar knew what he wanted to do, he tried his best to show people that there were more opportunities. He also wanted people to know that never giving up was the way to go. Along with these principles, he tells people that staying organized and no top of a business is the easiest way to make sure that it is as successful as possible no matter what type of business it is or what the people who run it do.


Thor Halvorssen is a renowned film producer and human rights activist. He is passionate about film and began his career in the industry at a very young age. He has produced many award-winning films, most of which received positive reviews from various critiques. Thor Halvorssen is currently working on a film based on a popular novel. Among his many productions is Freedom’s Fury, a film about dictatorship in Hungary in the 20th century. Many of the films Halvorssen has produced make use of humor and satire to pick at serious issues facing the world today. He has had a very successful career in the entertainment industry and his is far from over.

Human Rights Advocacy

Thor Halvorssen advocates for freedom and democracy through his various endeavors, including some of the films he has produced. He strongly criticizes oppressive leaders around the world and specializes on issues to do with slavery, human trafficking and dictatorship. Thor Halvorssen founded the Oslo Freedom Forum, an annual festival that attracts numerous people from all over the world to celebrate and fight for human rights. He is actively involved in the activities of numerous human rights organizations including the Human Rights Foundation, On Own Feet, and the Moving Picture Institute among others.


Thor Halvorssen’s great works and passion for human rights and democracy have not gone unrecognized. He received the Sol Feinstone Award from the president of the University of Pennsylvania for fighting for students’ freedom of speech. He also received a presidential award from Emil Constantinescu, a Romanian leader, in 2010. This was in recognition of his efforts in the fight against slavery, oppression, and dictatorship.


Halvorssen is a world-renowned authority on matters to do with human rights. His opinions on the subject have been featured in various papers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time magazine and National Journal among others. He was also featured on the TEDx show in 2010.He has been invited to give lectures on human rights in various places including Harvard Law School. His films are loved for their portrayal of real issues that were faced in the past and some that are still being faced by nations today.


One of the most important aspects of life for people is to be able catch a potential issue and be able to treat it before it gets worse. There are a lot of issues that could arise that could be life threatening if it is left to develop. Therefore, it is important for people to be able to catch it in its beginning stages. However, a lot of facilities don’t have adequate tests to make sure that one is able to catch any complications that could take his life away from him. Fortunately, there is a company that is able to direct people to the tests they need.

As of right now, the current way of treating illnesses is to wait until it has become serious before making lifestyle changes and getting treatment. However, by that time, it is too late depending on the type of condition one has. This is why it is important for people to have knowledge about their body. Diseases can be very tricky. This is why Lifeline makes sure that patients are directed to the right tests. When people get the right tests, then they will be able to catch something before it gets way too serious.

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For people that want to know more about Lifeline Screening, they can look up information on the website. There are plenty of articles that talk about what it does for people. As people learn more about Lifeline Screening, then they are going to be more comfortable with the company and what it has to offer. After all, knowledge is what can help people make the right decisions with their health. As a matter of fact, this is one thing that Lifeline does. It educates people on what can be done to make sure that all is well with the patient.

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Brazil has a population of more than 200 million, and the only country that has more Twitter, Facebook and YouTube users is the United States. The country has more mobile devices in use than humans. Brazil is positioned to capitalize on its online regional markets because the country is devoid of international competition, especially in the South, according to Duda Melzer. Melzer is the Chairman of the Board of the RBS Media Group. RBS is one of the country’s largest media conglomerates, and it is owned by the Sirotsky family. The Sirotsky family, from Proto Alegre, is the driving force behind the RBS Group. Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer is carrying on the traditions established by his grandfather, Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho, and his uncle Nelson Sirotsky. The RBS Group controls the radio and television stations as well as the newspapers in the South of Brazil.

But the media industry is going through a change. The Internet is responsible for that change. Media companies like the RBS Group are spending a lot of money, and they are the building online news and entertainment networks. Melzer’s RBS Group has already made a considerable investment online.

Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer is no stranger to the power of an online presence. He was president of the boutique media company, Box Top Media while he lived in New York. Melzer is a Harvard MBA. He worked for Delphi Communications before he returned to Brazil. Running the family media business was always his goal.

Brazilians are famous for being able to jump over the inefficiency hurdles that plague some businesses. And according to, the RBS Media Group is no exception. But even though there are three other powerful family-owned media groups in Brazil, Melzer can go toe-to-toe with them online and in print. Duda surrounds himself with knowledgeable people who give him guidance and advice. Some of those people are employees. There are others like leadership teacher Jim Collins, Harvard Professor John Davis, and Indian actor and businessman Ram Charan also support Melzer.

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It’s been over a year since Bruce Levenson and the Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment (AHBE) Group sold their shares of the franchise to the new owners, a sale that according to Forbes Magazine, many said was higher than the value of the team at the time. But now Levenson and those owners are having to deal with an insurance issue regarding the sale and buying out their former general manager’s contract. According to AJC, AHBE said their situation regarding the buyout and termination of employment should have triggered their insurance company’s policy, and that they met all the stipulations of the policy. But the insurance company will not honor that claim and right now it appears to be headed for a court settlement.

Bruce Levenson has been an accomplished businessman for over 40 years. He originally went into journalism, starting as a reporter for the Washington Star while attending law school, but then decided to start his own publication business. He started it in his own apartment with his friend, Ed Peskowitz and their first publication was Oil Express. That newsletter was the start of other newsletters they began adding to the portfolio, and soon they had built United Communications Group (UCG). UCG covered news across all different industries from energy to mortgage banking. They also started a subsidiary called Tech Target and an app called Gas Buddy.

Levenson bought the Hawks in 2004 along with the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers, who were sold in 2011 and then relocated to Winnipeg. But in addition to owning a basketball team, Levenson also supported many philanthropic foundations ( including Hoop Dreams, the I Have a Dream Foundation, and most notably the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. Levenson even took the Hawks’ basketball team and coaches to that museum where his mother-in-law, a survivor of the event told them her story.

Clay Siegall and his Seattle Genetics is shaking the medical world with specific cancer therapies and drugs with increased recovery rate over rivals. He is the Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of the cancer research firm founded in 1998. Since he assumed the charge of Seattle Genetics, he took special care to focus on cutting-edge research solutions to make significant improvements in the developments of cancer therapy. His hard work, passion, and commitment to the development of cancer treatment options have finally paid the results when the firm’s antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) that include ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin) approved by FDA in 2011. The ADCETRIS® is now reportedly available in 60 countries for cancer treatments.

His dedication in the development and marketing of the ADC is showing his steadfast attempt to make a complete solution for cancer. His movements also encouraged the medical community to focus on cancer therapy developments and looking for diverse ways to get quicker and efficient results. Apart from being an esteemed force in the development of drugs, Siegall is also known for his entrepreneurial skills as he raised at least $1.2 billion both private and public funding for the Seattle Genetics to effectively mobilize the research and development.

Clay has more than 20 years of experience in the cancer research with Seattle Genetics, and he works hard to bring relief to millions of cancer patients across the world. His consistent and high-paced leadership has helped the firm to register 15 patents in its name. Siegall published at least 70 scientific articles until date, and he shares his findings and assumptions with the medical world as it could help someone else to make new developments from his findings. He is also on the editorial boards of three major science journals and works relentlessly to integrate the science world.

Clay Siegall completed his bachelor’s of science in Zoology from the University of Maryland. Later, he completed his Ph.D. in Genetics from the George Washington University. He started his career with Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute as Senior Research Investigator. Clay also worked with National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute during the initial years of career.


It’s no secret that more and more consumers are shopping on-line. From groceries to auto parts, you can shop for, literally, anything over the Internet. On-line stores are becoming a very popular trend for small business seekers and young hopeful entrepreneurs. It’s not rare for businesses to be successful starting off on-line first, as Apple and other brands have, but for Kate Hudson’s Fabletics to do it in a market where a giant like Amazon controls 20% of the fashion e-commerce is astonishing. The “activewear” trend is helping Kate’s Fabletics, but that doesn’t take away from the quality of the product.

In today’s world consumers want to pay a low price for a name brand. Customers are now guests and want to share a moment with you when they shop with you.They want to feel a connection with the products they are buying and Fabletics is offering this to their consumers.

Fabletics started in October of 2013 by Don Ressler, Adam Goldenberg, and Kate Hudson. The goal was to create a high-quality brand at a reasonable price for all. VIP members get to save up to 50% off regular price and earn loyalty points. Every month there are exclusive offers specified to your membership to give you the best experience you can have.

Fabletics has opened over 14 stores in the past year and has plans on opening many more. Simply put, regardless of the on-line shopping surge, 50% of the market will still rely on the physical store front to generate business. With that said, half of the market is too much to ignore, and Fabletics along with Kate Hudson plan on pushing their agenda.

Faleltics is able to turn a negative into a positive by encouraging ‘browsing’ by consumers. Typically, store fronts are killed by ‘browsing’, where people look at the store front prices and go on-line to shop. Fabletics is able to reverse this model by being an on-line store first. This unique strategy results in numbers like 30-50% of people walking through the doors are members, and 25% entering who aren’t members upon arrival become a member in-store.

Another issue store fronts face is merchandise. Eventually, store fronts have to discount off their products in hopes to get rid of it. That happens by the consumers not wanting, liking, or needing the products that sure stocked on the shelves. Fabletics is able to use online local data to determine what the most popular items are being browsed the most and stock accordingly. This cuts the needs of having to run promos and specials continuously and leave the deals for the members.

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Excellent work rarely goes unnoticed, as USHealth CEO Troy McQuagge can attest, having been named as the most recent winner of the esteemed One PlanetSM Awards. Troy was rewarded as a Gold Winner in the CEO of the Year category. The awards are organized annually by One Planet, feature the outstanding performers in different classes in the corporate world. Nominees are sourced from virtually all types of organizations, including non-profits and start-ups.

Troy McQuagge  joined USHealth in 2010, where he took it upon himself to revamp the company’s distribution network. His strategies went according to plan, bringing huge success to the firm. This prosperity, among other factors, made Troy the frontrunner for the company’s presidency in 2014. He eventually landed the job. With McQuagge at the helm, the company has become a dominant force in the flooded personal health insurance market.

According to Troy, the accolade was a testament to his company’s commitment to evolving their services to keep with client needs while maintaining the costs pocket-friendly. He reiterated that if it were not for his colleagues’ hard work he would not have been acknowledged as the winner. To this effect, he dedicated the prize to the USHealth fraternity.

The One Planet Awards acknowledge the excellent performers in different fields of work. Every year, the organizers nominate several candidates from various categories, who are then voted for by their peers to identify winners. The actual accolades are presented at an annual social event funded by One Planet.

Troy McQuagge Background

Troy has had an illustrious career in the insurances provision sector. He has worked for several prominent firms, holding an array of positions. His first job was at Allstate Insurance Company. However, his breakthrough came while he was working at UCA, a subsidiary of United Insurance Companies. Under his tenure, several sales recorded were broken. This exemplary performance saw him retain his job even after the ownership changed. He further enhanced his reputation by steering UCA until their revenues amassed to a worth of $1 billion.

McQuagge graduated with a BA from the University of Central Florida. His strategic nous has played a significant part in enhancing his career in the insurance sector.