Helping families become homeowners in northern Texas

spcblog, 17 September 2016, No comments
Categories: Banking Institutions

Nexbank is a Dallas-based regional bank that is offering up to 50 million dollars in loans. Dallas Neighborhood Homes is a nonprofit mortgage servicing provider, working in partnership with the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. They are offering an Affordable Housing Loan Program to southern Dallas families. Nexbank’s contribution will help support the expansion of the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity over the next five years and Dallas Neighborhood Homes will now be able to lend to low-income homebuyers with a certain amount of access to mortgages . Nexbank will also pay all title fees for closings made through its affiliates and up to $2000 in closings costs per loan. Nexbank SSB has made affordable home ownership possible for many people. North Texas now has one of the lowest ownership rates in the nation. Nexbank is helping lower-income families become more independent by possessing their own homes in the North Texas community.

NexBank Partners with Dallas Neighborhood Homes To Expand Affordable Home Ownership in Southern Dallas

Nexbank has assets of $3.5 billion as of June 30,2016 and also a charter dating back to 1922. NexBank is part of a larger institution, Nexbank Capital, INC., a financial services company that provides commercial, mortgage and investment banking. It also offers corporate services to large corporations, real estate investors, middle-market companies, small businesses and banks as well as large institutional clients.

Nexbank is there for the long-term needs of its clients, offers comprehensive pricing, quick turnaround times, flexibility and capable service brokers and provides conforming, non-conforming, government and jumbo loans. NexBank also provides warehouse lines of credit across the nation and doesn’t have a retail division, so the company doesn’t compete with its clients. Nexbank is competitive and capable in today’s market. It’s a company that is helping grow and strengthen the community for a better future.

Why You Must Try Wen Cleansing Conditioner

spcblog, 13 September 2016, No comments
Categories: Beauty Guru

If you are anything like me as a woman with curly hair, the daily struggle to find a product that works right to help bring the moisture and softness you crave while maintaining a frizz free appearance can be a difficult task. Now bear with me for a moment, there is a small article on Bustle ( which summarizes what it is like for her to use this product on thin, and frankly flat hair. She mentions she works in a hair salon and found it easy to style even though she wasn’t happy with a certain aspect of the product. You may be reading this and thinking, that’s crazy why would I even bother trying Wen? Well, lets break down her article a bit:
She mentions how soft this makes her hair and how moisturized it gets with this cleansing conditioner. What is the number one cause of frizz? Lack of moisture! What is the most important factor in combating frizz in our unruly curly hair? Moisture! This product provides a beautiful healthy shine that was envied by friends. What more could we want? Then there is the mention of loss of volume. I don’t know about you guys, but when my hair is in its poof stage volume is the last thing I want to give it.

The Amazon Sweet Almond Cleansing conditioner from Wen is a wonderful smelling product that us curly haired women can massage into our hair while completely eliminating the need for shampoo, conditioner, detangler and leave in conditioner since this wonderful product is all of those rolled into one. Sure, this product may not work ideally for people with straight hair as this woman says, but for those of us with curly hair this is undoubtedly a product we must add to our collection of bottles on the shower wall! Check out the website, and Wen YouTube channel for more details about this amazing brand.


Challenges of Investing in Markets Today as viewed from Laidlaw and Company

spcblog, 11 September 2016, No comments
Categories: Legal Advice

Investing in the financial markets is a practical necessity for anyone that wants to build long-term personal equity. Unfortunately, investing can be incredibly confusing and risky. Because of this, many people seek out the advice from professionals in the industry. While they may feel that professional advice is necessary and beneficial, getting good advice can be tough to find.

There are many reasons why an investor may have a hard time receiving financial advice that is beneficial. One reason is because stockpicking and micro investment advice doesn’t work. Most investors are going to have a hard time keeping up with hedge funds and other market makers. Even most financial experts aren’t able to keep up with current trends. Those that try to follow the money will likely fall behind and struggle. Furthermore, financial experts on TV and the radio will often spend time speculating about individual stocks, which is a practice that often doesn’t work out.

In some cases receiving bad financial advice can be very negligent and even criminal. In extreme cases, and investor that receives very negligent advice may have case for a civil suit. If you are in need of legal advice or support, it would be a good idea to work with Laidlaw and Company, which is an experienced law firm that specializes in the investment and finance Industry. The company is led by Matthew Eitner and James Ahern, who are licensed attorneys and have decades of experience in helping people in need of legal support. The firm can provide a number of services to ensure you understand your legal rights and the case at hand.

Clay Siegall Reports 2016 Second Quarter Total Assets of $659.5 Million for Seattle Genetics

spcblog, 10 September 2016, No comments
Categories: Clay Siegall

Clay Siegall, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Seattle Genetics reported $659.5 million in total assets, including cash, investments and cash equivalents the end of June 2016. Seattle Genetics was co-founded by Mr. Siegall in 1998 to develop antibody therapies for patients desperately needing medical treatment. Since the formation of the company, Siegall joined Mirna Therapeutics Inc., as an outside director of the Board of Directors, in 2013. Mirna is located in Austin, Texas and creates microRNA therapeutics and participates in cancer research. Siegall is responsible for helping the company improves their microRNA therapeutics developments.

While Clay is serving as an outside director for Mirna Therapeutics, he is also overseeing operations at Seattle Genetics. The end of second quarter 2016, the company also reported a 20 percent increase in net sales for ADCETRIS. Net sales increased by $11.1 million, compared to reported nets sales 2015 second quarter. Siegall also released in the financial report that Seattle Genetics is expanding ADCETRIS by implementing clinical trials, beginning with ALCANZA in the third quarter. Throughout the end of the present year, the team will continue to focus their goals of new program advancements and company’s growth.

Clay Siegall has nearly 29 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical and research industry. Before pursuing his career, he attended the University of Maryland and earned a bachelor’s degree. He also earned a Ph.D. from George Washington University before joining the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health from 1988 through 1991. He left the institutes to work for Bristol-Meyers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute. In 1997, Siegall left Bristol-Meyers to start his own company, Seattle Genetics.

ADCETRIS was Seattle Genetics first products to be approved by the federal government in 2011. The biotechnology company has formed partnerships with leading pharmaceutical ad biotechnology companies in oncology. During the start-up process, Clay Siegall successfully raised more than $675 million in capital through private & public funds. He holds 15 patents for his pharmaceutical developments and published approximately 70 biotechnology works as an author. Siegall is presently serving as President and Chairman of Seattle Genetics and outside Director and Board Member at Mirna Therapeutics, Inc.

10 Hair Hacks Every Girl Should Know

spcblog, 30 August 2016, No comments
Categories: Beauty Guru

10. Nutrition
Healthy hair starts with proper nutrition and knowing what nutrients promote hair health. Fatty acids, Omega-3, Vitamin C & A, Biotin, and Folic Acid (iron) all play a part in strengthening & lengthening hair.

9. Clean Brush
Using a dirty brush puts old and dirty oils back into your hair. Always clean your brush before or after every use. Make sure to clean the base along with bristles as the base of the brush is where the old oil hides.

8. Ponytails
You can make your hair appear longer than it is by dividing your hair to make two ponytails. The first ponytail starts at the base of your neck hanging low. The second ponytail is placed at the top of your head spreading it out at the ends to cover the first ponytail.

7. Conditioning
Use 2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil and apply to roots of hair. Massage it thoroughly into hair and distribute it throughout by combing. Wash it out after 30min. It closes hair pores allowing for hair dye to last longer.

6. Hair Drying
Wengie technique drying hair with towel can cause frizz, breakage, and serous damage to hair. It is better for hair to first ring it out in shower and pat it dry with T-shirt.

5. Hairspray
Use hairspray on a make-up brush to smooth down scalp and smooth hair parting. Use hairspray on toothbrush to smooth back baby hair.

4. Split Ends
Twist your hair until split ends stick out from sides. Cut them off using hair dressing scissors only.

3. Hair Curls
If short on time to do hair you can put your hair in a high ponytail, section it off into 3-8 sections, then curl each section. Remove the ponytail for full head of curls.

2. Oily Hair
Use corn starch or baby powder to absorb excess oil from sclap. Apply it at night to give it time to have full effect and blow it out in morning with blowdryer.

1. Hair Ties
If sleeping with ponytail or braids take old nylon stockings, cut into horizontal pieces, and using cut pieces for soft and gentle hair ties. Make sure braids are done loosely to avoid friction damaging your hair.

Every Body is Unique, NutriMost Breaks Down Your Unique Weight Loss Roadblocks

spcblog, 30 August 2016, No comments
Categories: nutrimost

NutriMost, is a physician supervised weight loss program that promises big results, 20 to 40 pound loss in 40 days. (News4 San Antonio) The diet plan doesn’t require pre-packaged meals, special shakes or meal replacement bars, according to one source it doesn’t even require exercise. (The Independent). Those are some big claims, but NutriMost has the results to back it up. The plan isn’t a diet, but a lifestyle change.

When a patient decides to take part in the NutriMost program, they use patented technology called Nutrimost Resonant Frequency technology (The Independent), to scan and assess the body’s reason for the road block. Then reps help patients to understand how the foods they put into their body effect weight loss; teaching patients to eat healthier, understand natural and man made sugars, and the value of vegetables. (KSAT)

NutriMost is a weight loss program that takes into account every body is different and likewise their weight loss journey. The program recently released a video with “testimonials from Nutrimost customers and its principal, Dr. Ray Wisniewski” (NY Daily News) It detailed their program and some well deserved praise, but was quickly pirated by Can’t Lose Diet, who put the video up on their website without changing a thing. Rest assured, the video has been taken down and NutriMost is fighting so patients aren’t deceived by companies like Can’t Lose Diet. (NY Daily News)

NutriMost is a truly amazing program, helping address each patient’s individual needs in their journey for a healthier, happier self.

Original Article:

Losing Weight and feeling great with NutriMost Austin

Susan McGalla – From Small-town Girl to Big-time Success

spcblog, 30 August 2016, No comments
Categories: Business leaders

Susan McGalla was born in a small town in Ohio. She had two brothers and her father was a football coach. Some might say that she grew up in a “man’s world,” but McGalla says she was never treated any differently because she was a woman. She learned from a young age that she should never be treated as less or more of a person because of her gender; she should simply expect to be treated like a person. This teaching has followed her throughout her life and she has benefited greatly from it.

Susan McGalla began her career in the business world at Joseph Horne Company, where she worked for eight years. She served in various positions and gained a lot of experience during her time with this company as she filled various roles in the marketing and managerial departments. In 1994, she left Joseph Horne Company and began working for American Eagle Outfitters, where she gained an incredibly vast amount of experience in the business world. Eventually, through hard work and determination, she became American Eagle’s president and chief merchandising officer. When she joined American Eagle, it was a clothing brand worn mostly by teenage boys. By the time she left, it had four clothing brands and was one of the most popular clothing stores in the country for young people.

Read more:
Susan P. McGalla: Executive Profile & Biography

When Susan McGalla Speaks You Have To Listen

Upon leaving American Eagle, she started working independently as a consultant for some of the top minds in the business and financial industries. McGalla eventually became the chief executive officer of Wet Seal and later opened her own business, which she calls P3 Executive Consulting. She is also the current Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With so many accomplishments, it is no wonder that McGalla has been nominated for many awards. She is one of the most sought-after minds in the business world and she is admired by many women in this industry on She encourages women to not only pursue their dreams, but also to not let their gender hold them back or help them, but rather to use their skills, hard work, and determination to help turn their dreams into realities.

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Duda Melzer Respects History As He Looks To The Future Of The RBS Group

spcblog, 25 August 2016, No comments
Categories: duda melzer

The appointment of Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, also known as Duda, as the new President of Brazil’s media giant, the RBS Group, has not come as any surprise after the former executive at Box Top Media has been groomed for the role since a series of promotions taking place from 2012 onwards. The only others to take on the role of President of the RBS Group since it was founded in 1957 are Duda Melzer‘s Grandfather and Uncle, a situation that the new President broached in his speech broadcast live to more than 3,000 employees and investors when he accepted the Presidency of the company.

Duda Melzer has looked to reassure those who were worried he would ignore the history of the company by making sure he maintained the journalistic integrity of the RBS Group, which broadcasts news and entertainment via TV, radio, and newspapers. Understanding the fact that RBS is generally seen as a family business has seen Duda Melzer seek the assistance of Harvard based Professor John Davis, a world renowned expert on the successful operation of family businesses; the acceptance of the ideas of professor Davis is a sign that Melzer is looking to both the future and past of the company.

Accepting not only the history of the RBS Group, but also looking to the future is something Duda Melzer is extremely interested in. New technologies are major part of the plan Duda Melzer is working on to continue the success of RBS long into the future, which has also prompted Melzer to become an active participant in events around the world designed to inspire future media leaders to find success in their future careers.

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Nutrimost Sues Healthy Living Over Video

spcblog, 22 August 2016, Comments Off on Nutrimost Sues Healthy Living Over Video
Categories: weight loss


It seems as if the American public is on a constant quest to find a new way to lose weight. This has led the weight loss industry to become one of the most successful industries in the nation. It has also led it to have some cutthroat companies trying to capitalize on other companies success. One of the most successful weight loss companies in recent history says that a rival company is doing just that.

Losing Weight and feeling great with NutriMost

The Nutrimost company has had some great success stories in recent years. Some purveyors of the weight loss plan have lost over 40 lbs. in just their first month in the program. These are some pretty immediate results. This has caused another company, Healthy Living, to steal marketing materials from them for their own gain in the form of a video.

Nutrimost claims that the company stole a video off of their website and posted it on their own website. When watching both of the videos, one can see that Nutrimost may have a lot of validity to their claims. In fact, the two videos are almost identical. The only difference being that the phrase “Ultimate Weight Loss Plan” was changed to “Can’t Lose Diet Plan”.

Nutrimost sent a cease and desist letter to the company in the fall of 2015. It seems that Healthy Living didn’t take it too seriously as they merely replaced the original video with a slightly more edited version. This remained on the website for months until Nutrimost finally decided to take the matter into court and sue the rival company.

They are seeking $300,000 in damages from Healthy Living. They say this will cover the money that they lost and help them recuperate from the damages to their reputation that they sustained. Neither company has commented on the lawsuit.

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Why Entrepreneurs Need Online Reputation Protection

spcblog, 17 August 2016, Comments Off on Why Entrepreneurs Need Online Reputation Protection
Categories: Reputation Protection

In the 21st Century, online Reputation Defender has become a major concern to entrepreneurs and corporations. Startup companies and professionals often don’t consider protecting their reputation in the digital world, until something drastically happens and the internet is flooded with negative or malicious reviews. The first thing they probably would do is seek legal representation, especially if the results are loss of customers and profits. If business owners take in consideration online reputation protection during the startup process, many issues can be avoided. According to PC Mag, Don Sorensen, online reputation management services specialist said, “95 percent of businesses don’t hire reputation management professionals until a disaster has already happened.”

Mr. Sorensen is perhaps correct about those statistics, considering the different social media age of marketing products and services, and individuals not knowing about online reputation management services. He recommends to entrepreneurs to follow the steps listed below to protect and learn the status of their reputation:

The best policy to follow in this internet age is to consult with an online reputation management professional if there is an existing problem or for maintaining integrity. It is time consuming and very difficult for entrepreneurs to monitor their reputation with other responsibilities. Following the above recommendations will help with selecting the best online reputation services that fit business owners’ needs. It will provide an actual visual of the present status of your reputation.