Monthly Archives: October 2018

Doe Deere: From homeless to CEO

Born in Russia, Doe Deere like many in the world, saw the United States as the land of opportunity. Doe Deere recalls spending her youth watching American movies, music and marveling at mastering the English language. At the age of 17, her dream seemed to be coming true, her mother had decided to take her sister and her to the United States to finally realize and live the American Dream.

Doe Deere and her family would move to America’s largest city, New York. Doe recalls the quote, “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere” and her goal was to make it. Unfortunately, the dream would be derailed due to her mothers accounting credentials be held back. This would force her mother to take on low paying jobs such as housekeeper, eventually, they overbearing pressure of bills became too much and Doe and her family moved into a homeless shelter in Manhattan and waiting in line at churches just to have something to eat for the day.

In 1999, a local social worker named Dorchen Leidholdt found Doe and her family, Leidholdt was a social worker pressed on aiding immigrant families who’ve fallen on hard times. With her help, Doe’s mother was able to finally find a career in accounting, her sister would go on to graduate from Colombia Universit with honors, and Doe, after Leidholdt had seen her sketches, was guided into the Fashion Institute of Technology. She recounts her struggle as an important time in her life where she learned valuable teachings in regards to staying strong and fighting through the bleakest of times.

In 2008, Doe Deere would finally see her American dream come to fruition in the form of her newly founded company “Grime Crime”. The company would become a huge success employing 35 employees and sending a message to the women of the world to stay strong and be themselves. Doe Deere thanks America for everything she gave her and reminds people that Americans don’t always start off as American, and maybe one day that immigrant will be someone that adds to the greatness of America.

Carbon Offset Programs Part Of OSI Group Sustainability Strategy

One of the most fascinating members of the OSI Group family of businesses is Creative Foods Europe. The business was established in 1991. It’s an operation that works in the creative aspect of food distribution by creating new food items, flavors, menu items, food combinations and more. When you taste something extremely delicious new, exciting and different, there’s a chance than the research chefs at Creative Foods Europe developed it.

This branch of the OSI Group family is also on the forefront of one OSI’s most critical missions — the sustainability aspect of food production and processing. That means growing food, raising farm animals, processing foods and taking care of the land and water where food it all gets done, from farm to factory.

Creative Food Services is proud that it has achieved the status of “carbon-zero company.” That means for every pound of carbon energy it burns in the process of creating new food products, it offsets that amount by reducing an equal amount of carbon that otherwise might have been burned. The result is a net zero contribution to greenhouse gases, air pollution and other environmental factors.


Part of the way this OSI Group business achieves this is the work it does in Africa. For example, Creative Food Services spearheads what it calls its African Energy Efficient Stove Project. This is an operation which builds highly efficient wood burning stoves for families in Mombasa and Kenya. The wood is gathered locally in a sustainable fashion and without deforestation. Building the stoves and gathering the wood provides jobs for local citizens. Because the stoves replace existing inefficient models, tons of annual carbon usage reduction is achieved.

This is a classic example of a sustainability practice that is the vision of OSI Group CEO Sheldon Lavin. Since taking the helm as chief executive of OSI in the mid-1970s, Lavin has understood that building a world-class food processing company simply cannot be done without a laser-like focus on environmentally sound practice.

Creative Food Services also operated a clean water project in Uganda, a wind power project in India and works in Brazil on efforts to sustain the vast rainforest regions of that country.

See more: OSI Group partners with Arrowsight

Southridge Capital Offers Advice on Cryptocurrency and Ways to Take Advantage of It

Southridge Capital is one of the most reputed financial organizations in the United States providing corporate and financing solutions to hundreds of companies globally. With the clientele network spread across the globe, Southridge Capital has been able to expand its wings globally and ensure that it continues to dominate the global financial world. Since the time Stephen Hicks founded Southridge Capital in the year 1996, the company has spent nearly $2 billion in financing over 250 companies. Southridge Capital offers comprehensive financial and corporate solutions that include corporate investments, hedge funds management, corporate management, business development, balance sheet optimization, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring, and much more.


Southridge Capital has been doing considerable research on the emerging cryptocurrency market and believed that it has a lot of potentials that it holds for the future. Even though many financial analysts are doubtful about its future scope and growth, Southridge Capital believes that it has been growing at a massive pace and the trend would continue going forward. Southridge Capital believes that cryptocurrencies may or may not grow at the same pace as it is now in the future, but it is definitely here to stay. Southridge has some of the top financial experts working for it, and they provide personalized financial solution that would help the clients to meet their specific financial goals. With time, many new cryptocurrencies are entering the market and the experts at Southridge Capital believe that people looking to diversify their investment portfolio should invest in the cryptocurrencies now. The market has been growing and is expected to become more acceptable in the mainstream market.


Southridge Capital offers their expertise to many small and mid-sized companies who want to grow at an exponential rate. The team believes that every company will face some issue, but they can help their clients get past them and allow them to grow without any problem. The team has also helped individuals and companies understand cryptocurrencies and how it can help them earn high returns. The team is always on their toes and their years of experience come handy for companies with little knowledge of the financial market. You can visit their Facebook and  Twitter account.


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