My Top Four Treats

One of my favorite hobbies is to try different treats or dog foods for my pet. It can get expensive, but only the best for my baby, right?

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Baked Delight’s Stars
The Baked Delight’s Stars are a little different and sort of strange as they are made with chicken and cheese, but my dog ended up loving the flavors together! The chicken is protein, but the cheese adds extra flavor. My girl will jump around the kitchen when I’m in it and do her tricks just to get another one!

Healthy Smile Dental Ridges
These gave my dog strange but good scented breath, surprisingly! The parsley flakes add a great scent when she’s licking all over my face. It’s one of the most bearable dental treats as far as dog breath goes! When she’s licking my face all the time, I want her to have good breath and this definitely helped! Her groomer was surprised at her white teeth, too.

Baked Delight’s Snackers
My girl adores these snacks! They have real peanut butter in the center and a crunchy, baked outer crust to add extra flavor. They’re made with natural and artificial flavors and are fun colors, not that my girl cares because she’s too excited about the peanut butter center! Stores can’t stock these fast enough for me to buy them (when I’m not trying out different flavors)!

Lastly, the Baked Delights Hugs
Beef and Cheese, what could be better? My girl loves these treats because of the savory meat flavor and the cheese is just an extra flavor that she loves. I’ve been able to teach her so many new tricks that I found on Youtube by bribing her with these tiny treats. I went through an entire bag in one day before, which probably wasn’t healthy, but now there’s a new trick every time she gets a treat! It’s funny to watch my girl eat these because of the gooey center. She chews it for so long, which is just pure entertainment for me!

All in all, I love Beneful. Their treats are great for my girl and she’s been so happy with the variety. Now I suppose I should try some of their healthy weight dog food just in case! Next time I go to Wal-Mart, I’ll pick these new products.

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Madison Street Capital’s Co-Founder Recognized as an Industry Head

Antony Marsala, who is among Madison Street Capital’s founders, recently received a rare mention from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). Marsala who also acts as Madison’s Chief Operating Officer was named in the 2015 40 Under Forty List. This is an honorable mention, with those mentioned being individuals who have made notable contributions to the industry. An individual’s contribution to the fields of business evaluation, M&A transactions and litigation consultancy is accessed before he or she is honored.

Those who are honored must be below 40 years and are selected by an executive panel. The panel comprises staff members from NACVA and the Consultants’ Training Institute (CIT). In 2015, the quality available was overwhelming due to the huge strides made by young business executives. The program itself is designed to give young business leaders an opportunity to nurture their leadership skills. By recognizing the contributions that they make at their places of work and at the local community, the young executives are given the impetus to work even harder.

The inductees were chosen from an original list of 125 nominees. The will be featured on major press releases and blogs. This will go a long way in enhancing their status in the corporate world. Marsala’s inclusion in the list is not surprising because he has been spearheading Madison Street Capital’s forays into overseas markets. He singlehandedly helped the firm to set up operations in Africa, Europe and Asia. His position as Chief Operating Officer also puts him in charge of the firm’s analytical and business valuation division.

Madison Street Capital in Brief

The Chicago based investment bank ranks among the most recognizable names in the industry. Despite being in operation for a relatively short time, Madison Street Capital has attracted a huge client portfolio due to its flexible and exceptional services. To offer the best service to its clients, it has partnered with like-minded institutions. it also has talented staff members, who offer judicial investment advice whenever called upon.

Being an investment bank, the firm offers stockbroking services to its clients. It has diversified its interests to include hedge fund and asset management, and other advisory services. This diversification has enabled it to become a leading player within the industry. It uses a cohesive and comprehensive approach to offer pragmatic and real-time advice to its clients. The firm’s global presence is highlighted by the fact that it has been on an aggressive expansion mission, which has seen it open offices globally.

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Desiree Perez of Tidal

Who is Des Perez?

Tidal ( is a music streaming service that can be used on all systems. Apple devices, PC and Android systems are all compatible with the Tidal service. Tidal customizes playlists for you to discover new artists. They have music recommendations that the Tidal editorial team make for you to check out. The team additionally writes articles about featured musicians and artists so you can learn more about the music makers you like. Tidal has a song search option where it can listen to any songs that are playing around you and tell you what the song is. The Tidal service is completely ad free. The entire music streaming experience is made for enjoyers of music to get the best possible experience out of their music listening.

Tidal has recently went for an angle to release albums exclusively on their service. The co-founders Rihanna, Beyoncé, T.I. and Kanye West are a few of the singers and rappers who released their music exclusively on Tidal. The app is at it’s highest download point on iTunes store.

Since the prior executives of Tidal left people wonder who exactly is creating the five star artist plays? The answer is Desiree Perez, who is a close friend and business associate of Jay Z. Desiree Perez has had a strong past experiences with SC Enterprises and her husband OG Juan Perez runs the Roc Nation Sports.

Desiree Perez is a strong business woman who helped work out the Beyoncé Formation stadium tour and got Rihanna a deal with Samsung. She’s a member of the Hova Circle of Influence, which calls her husband, TyTy Smith, Chaka Pilgrim, Jay Brown and Jana Fleischman members. This group runs Roc Nation, many levels of management for label operations and publishing and are the force of strength within Tidal.

Tidal is in debt and has much rivalry with Apple Music and Spotify, but they are focusing on bringing the future of music listening to the service and have added live performances and the exclusive new released to help them gain an edge in the music streaming world. Jay Z has continued to demonstrate his passion for music and putting out a quality service to music listeners. By adding the connection with Desiree Perez into the Tidal business, Jay Z may have gotten the company at a point for it to grow stronger among music fans.

Dick DeVos Makes Large Donation to Kennedy Center

According to the Washington Business Journal, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. has been terrifically successful in raising money for its expansion.

They published a list of the largest donors, and the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation contributed $1 million to the Kennedy Center expansion project.

The Kennedy Center began raising the funds in 2013 with a goal of raising a total of $125 million. That’s $100 million to expand the center and $25 million for new initiatives in the center’s programming. Because of scrutiny by federal agencies, the plans changed over the next two years and the cost of the planned expansion went up to $119.5 million.

The expansion includes a riverfront pavilion and a pedestrian bridge linking the pavilion to the Kennedy Center itself. It also includes expanding the Center, so it has more space for educational programs, rehearsals and offices.

The center has now locked up a total of $135.9 million, which covers all the original plans including the increased costs.

However, having achieved such success, they’ve expanded their expansion plans, and expect to raise another $50 million. They hope to open the full, new facility in 2018.

The Expansion and the riverwalk will function as a new entrance to the center. The Kennedy Center opened in September 1971, and now gives performing arts shows to over 3 million visitors a year.

Dick DeVos is a successful businessperson, author, philanthropist and political activist. His father, Richard DeVos, co-founded the direct sales company Amway, and Dick DeVos also worked there for many years. As vice president in charge of overseas sales, he greatly expanded the company into many other companies around the world. In six years overseas sales grew from 5 percent of the company to over half of its overall sales revenue. He spent several years as president and CEO of Orlando Magic. He returned to Amway, and eventually replaced his father as president. Then he left Amway to run his own private investment firm, the Windquest Group.

Windquest Group has holdings in technology and manufacturing companies, including The Green Machine, which converts heat wasted during manufacturing processes and turns it into electricity. DeVos has said energy sustainability was an economic as well as an environmental concept. He has expressed concern that some new green products were not economically sustainable because they were too dependent on tax subsidies or incentives.

DeVos ran for the governor of Michigan in 2006 on the Republican ticket, but lost the election.