Securus Technologies – Bridging the Gap between the Home and The Prison

Every day families are separated and torn apart when one of them is incarcerated and taken to a correctional facility. At this moment, the relatives of the inmate are confused and wonder how they will keep in touch and share important moments. Securus Technologies, an industry leader in the development of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, has come up with communication products that will help ease this process.

Securus Technologies, based in Dallas, Texas, has been in operation since 1986 and has over 30 years’ experience in serving the corrections industry. This company serves over 3400 facilities. It has helped over 1,200,000 inmates across North America. Recently, John Bell was hired as the Senior Vice President of Sales, with the assignment of developing a sales team that would complement the growing product portfolio.


Securus have opened up several avenues of communication for families with loved ones in prison. They provide the options of email, phone, and video communication. My personal favorite is the video visitation package. This package gives me the option of AT-Home Visitation where I get to communicate with my loved one from the comfort of my home. All I need is a computer, internet connection, and a webcam. The second option, Onsite Video Visitation, gives me the option of scheduling my visit to the correctional facility in advance, so I do not have to queue. You can get more details on these services using this link.


Securus recently posted a moving video showing a father watching his son perform in a concert. The father, an inmate, was so moved and could not believe that his son was so talented and that he would take the time to do a concert in his dad’s honor. When I watched this video, I realized that the power of video visitation is greater than what we think it is. Video visitation can be used as a tool to motivate inmates to change and reform so that they can go home to their families. If I had a loved one in prison, I would use this means of communication often to make sure that my family member is kept abreast of happenings at home, and is motivated to change.


Securus Technologies have successfully modernized the incarceration experience, by providing technology solutions that have bridged the gap between inmates and their families. I would recommend that anyone with a loved one in a correctional facility visit their website and get more details. Why struggle to keep in touch, while Securus has made it so much easier for you?

Securus Video Visitation – Concert from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.

Madison Street Capital Nominated For M&A Awards

According to, Chicago-based Madison Street Capital was chosen as a finalist for several M&A Advisor awards. This is the 15th year the annual award will be given. It recognizes the financial industry’s pinnacle of achievement. The award is given to companies displaying excellence in restructuring, financing and deal making. It’s a celebration of the achievements and contributions of the top firms and individuals in the financial services industry. Madison Street Capital has been nominated for two awards. One is Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year and the other is International and Industrials Deal of the Year. Read more:

Company CEO and founder Charles Botchway said it’s an honor to be nominated for Boutique Investment Firm of the Year and the company is happy to have helped longtime client Dowoo acquire Acuna & Asociados S.A. That transaction led to Madison Street Capital’s Deal of the Year nomination. It was a very complex cross-border transaction facilitated by Karl D’Cunha, senior managing director of Madison Street Capital. He said being recognized for that type of achievement feel great. The award winners will be announced on November 9 at the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club.

Madison Street Capital is one of the premier middle market investment banking companies. Their team of highly skilled professionals draw on their experience, exceptional knowledge and extensive relationships to provide their clients with advice on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance. They arrange provide each client with the appropriate capitalization and financing structure to suit their needs. While their headquarters is in Chicago, Illinois, Madison Street Capital has offices throughout Africa, Asia and North America.

The company draws on the decades of experience of its staff to offer a wide range of financial services. They include providing hedge funds with investment banking, restructuring services, valuation and M&A advisory services. The company also offers private equity with both buy and sell side services as well as valuation for private reporting, financial opinion services, corporate advisory services and business valuation services. Their experienced staff has successfully assisted clients from a wide range of industries through the using careful analysis as well as precise recommendations.

Madison Street Capital uses integrity, excellence and experience to help business owners with corporate governance, acquisitions, selling businesses or building sound exit strategies. The international investment banking firm serves businesses that are publicly and privately held and helps position them to succeed in a rapidly changing the global marketplace. They begin by understanding the goals and objectives of each client and shows them how to make their goals a reality.

Their nomination for the awards recognizes their achievements and them being among the top performers worldwide with their comprehensive services.

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Sleep Apnea Breakthrough

Here is an interesting fact. There are literally millions of people across the country that are not able to get a good night’s sleep. They attribute their insomnia to overworking, stress, or other conditions that keep them awake. Surprisingly, few really know the root of their problem, while others are not even aware that they have a sleep disorder. The name of the disorder is sleep apnea. New research discovered that there is a strong correlation between sleep apnea and medical conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Dr. Avi Weisfogel has a very strong background in sleep apnea and wants to advance the treatment in this area.

Sleep Disorders
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is the founder of Dental Sleep Masters and he has very strong opinions about sleep apnea and its treatment. Dr. Weisfogel believes that sleep apnea goes unnoticed the majority of the time. He strongly believes in establishing methods to diagnose the disease before it escalates. Dr. Weisfogel and his professional team at Dental Sleep Masters are working to shine a light on the problems diagnosing this medical condition. They are working diligently to spread the word about sleep apnea to other dental professionals and medical professionals. Their team is also working on alternative treatments for sleep apnea that are more user friendly.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel
Sleep apnea is a problem for millions of people. Dr. Weisfogel realized this and established the New Jersey based Dental Sleep Masters to bring more awareness to this medical disorder. Dr. Weisfogel brings much knowledge and expertise to the subject because he has an extensive background in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. He is also a highly recognized dental professional. He is the founder of Old Bridge Dental Care, established in 1999. Managing the office for over 15 years.

Dr. Weisfogel has lent his extensive dental background, strong insight and research skills to studying sleep apnea. He also established an alternative way to treat sleep apnea with an oral appliance. Dr. Weisfogel is working diligently with other dentists to help them recognize and diagnose sleep apnea in their own patients.

Doe Deere Reveals the Secret of Her Success

Doe Deere is the owner and founder of Lime Crime makeup company, and the official Lime Crime blog curated herself. She grew up in New York City but is a native of Russia. In 2008 she launched Lime Crime. Part of Doe Deere’s success is inspired by her beauty and creative look. She uniquely wears a style of makeup with bright colors that defines her company. Her look and style both are perfect for marketing Lime Crime. Since childhood she had an imaginative creative mind. Paint was a way of expressing herself. In her twenties, she experimented with colors to see what people would like. Having a wild imagination and playing with glitter and bright colors was her style. In 2004 she started an Ebay business titled Lime Crime, which was the first name she could think of. She sold makeup on Amazon as well, and wanted makeup to match the colors of the items she sold. One of the first things she launched was the Unicorn Lipstick.

Her products are made with non-animal ingredients. The name reflects one of her favorite colors bright green. This name to her means not being afraid to try something different. Choosing a name that is unique like Lime Crime was a smart decision. Deere states however that if she new her business would blow up that she would have used a different name. Her artistic background landed her a spot in Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs by Self-Made magazine. Doe Deere is an inspiration to other female entrepreneurs. Her creativity, hard work, and dedication to her company is her key to success.  Check out Lime Crime on Doll’s Kill, or buy the newest lip sticks that they have to offer on UrbanOutfitters.

Avi’s Weisfogel Ways of Impacting Lives

Avi- the great doctor
There is nothing as demeaning as being diagnosed with a sickness and the doctor tells you I’m sorry, there is no cure for the illness yet. Even the statement is followed by but…, the patient’s life is changed completely. Early times, there never used to be a treatment for sleeping disorders or rather people didn’t pay much attention to them. However, with the advancement in technology and dedicated team of doctors, all this has changed, and patients can smile again. Avi Weisfogel is a dedicated physician, who has gone miles and done wonders in the dental industry. He dedicated himself to helping those suffering from sleep disorders get better, and peaceful sleep. He does this himself through the various treatments that are alternatives to traditional medication. On the other hand, Avi teaches others how to treat the patients. Before opening the dental sleep masters, he was the chief lecturer at the Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient in Old Bridge, New Jersey where he taught the youth all he knew and ways of dealing with the sleep deprived patients and improving their lives.

Avi’s charity work
Avi has, however, a love for helping others, and more so positively impacting patients’ lives. Through the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) a non-profit making organization, he provides treatment to many with snoring and sleep apnea problems. The organization also sponsors research, facilitates education and enhances professionalism.

Avi’s social Media presence
While not working, Avi is available on social media interacting with friends as well as educating on the issues of sleep disorders. He is open for responses on issues raised as well. He also loves watching the New York Rangers The hockey team is not just a sports team, but they go beyond their field experience to mentor the young as well as give back to the society.

Avi’s love for music and entrepreneurship
Avi is a great entrepreneur as well and has an interest in music among others. He has balanced his life quite well and hence he can offer help in whatever field you choose, be it entrepreneurship, dentistry and sleep-related disorders, music, and video and he also runs charitable organizations. He is happy to help, and it gives him a peace of mind in positively impacting people’s lives .