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EOS Lip Balm to Blame for Lip Balm Boom

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When you think of lip balms now, you probably think about delicious flavors, silky smooth finishes, fun and colorful packaging. It’s almost hard to remember a time when that wasn’t a case – even though that time was only 7 years ago.

Before EOS ( got their start in the market, the lip balm industry had been virtually untouched by innovation for 100 years. They all offered the same packaging, the same flavors (‘original’, cherry, and mint), and the same price points. Everything was down to an incredibly boring formula.

To say that the lip balm market was dead would be an over step. After all, it was considered a unisex item and treated with the same sort of reverence you might treat dime store soap or cheap shampoos – it was there when you needed it, and not necessarily enjoyable to use. There was a steady market for it, but it offered nothing but its practicality and necessity.

That is until EOS arrived.

With smart marketing techniques (influencer marketing), a solid demographic of Millennial women aged 25 – 35, and an eye for innovation, EOS hit the market hard and fast. See,

It’s only been 7 years since EOS products started hitting the shelves and online on Amazon, and it has been killing it.

With a variety of fun flavors, innovative packaging made to combat complaints consumers had with the old brands’ packaging, and an interesting new approach to the market as a whole, EOS lip balm has inspired a total revolution in the industry.

Competitors that once though slashing prices was the best way to draw in customers have now started offering a wider variety of flavors as well as more pleasing packaging.

EOS has definitely earned its second best-selling lip balm title, but we doubt that it’ll stop there. With the market only expected to grow from here and EOS leading the innovations, well, we wish them all the best!


Matt Landis and the Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Team Give Back to the Community

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The Fourth Annual Playing for Peace Clinic

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The men’s lacrosse team at the University of Notre Dame certainly portrayed character, culture, and community, the three pillars which the program was built upon, during the Fourth Annual Playing for Peace Clinic on September 24, 2015. The team traveled to Chicago to meet young athletes participating in O.W.L.S. Lacrosse, the organization co-hosting the free instructional clinic. The fall event, Playing for Peace, brings together college players, coaches, and community members for a positive impact in inner-city schools and athletes living in low-income communities.

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Matt Landis grew up in Pelham, NY and began his career as an athlete at Pelham Memorial High School, participating in football, hockey, and lacrosse while excelling in academics and participating in the community as a volunteer. named Pelham Memorial football team’s defensive MVP during his junior and sophomore years. He has taken his athletic skill with him to his college years after earning a scholarship to Notre Dame. While interested in various other schools, Landis has stated that he chose Notre Dame due to its Division I programs for sports and excellent academic programs.

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Landis is currently a starting player for Notre Dame lacrosse. A finance major and full-time student, Landis works part-time and volunteers as well. He pursues his interests in hiking, skiing, skeet shooting, golf, and reading in his spare time.

The Shaygan Kheradpir Career

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Shaygan Kheradpir‘s career began at GTE Labs in Boston where he managed network routing and controls. He was later placed in charge of GTE’s software systems lab. In this position, Shaygan led the development of the first network management platform for GTE. He later moved to the GTE Headquarters in Dallas where he was charged with leading systems development for GTE’s units of wireline, wireless, internetworking and information.

In the year 2000, GTE and Bell Atlantic merged to form Verizon Communications. As a result of the merger, Shaygan’s position was changed to the president of Verizon’s E-Business Division and later the first Chief Information Officer at Verizon. At Verizon, Shaygan contributed to the automation of operations on at the company and Verizon broadening its range communication services for the market.

In Verizon, Shaygan had a staff team of approximately seven thousand staff. All that worked under Shaygan was required to put in extra hours. However, securing employment at Verizon still was still high in demand since Shaygan’s department was known for the rapid pace with which it developed new products. One of the products Shaygan’s team developed was Verizon’s FIOS (Fibre Optic Video Initiative) and related DVR. FIOS was amongst the world’s largest infrastructure projects and award-winning industry first.

Shaygan is credited with leading the development of several other innovative products from Verizon. In 2003, his team created IOBI, an application that manages features such as address books and caller identification across different devices. His team also developed the Verizon One, a device that combined the functions of a phone, router, and modem. His department was accredited with re-engineering many of Verizon’s systems such as automated customer service systems, company website, and call centers.

Shaygan is a talented manager and a maverick of financial management. While at Verizon, he reduced information technology budgets by 2 percent between the year 2000 and 2003. He is also a shrewd negotiator and was able to negotiate with Verizon’s to reduce of products by a significant 30 percent. Under Shaygan, many programming positions were outsourced to India where labour is much cheaper and thus saved the company significant amounts of revenue.

Here he was appointed the Chief Operating Officer of the Global Retail and later Chief operations and technology officer of the entire Barclays Bank. At Barclays, Shaygan contributed to the development of cultural transformation of the bank along with innovation of products that mare Important to clients of Barclays such as Pingit and Cloudit.

In January 2014, Shaygan was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks, a leading company in the networking industry. He held the position until November 2014. In an interview with Forbes, Shaygan said that throughout his career, he did not have an outlined plan of a day when he would become CEO.

Susan McGalla has some wonderful advice for women

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The world of business today is filled with many extremely successful businesswomen, but it was not always this way. Over the course of many years, women have been able to earn their place in the business world, and they owe it to pioneers in the industry for the state they currently are in. One of the most successful women in the world of business today is Susan McGalla.
Susan McGalla has held positions at many of the most successful companies in the clothing industry. She started her career at the Joseph Horne Company, where she was in worked in a wide variety of different managerial positions. She then moved on to American Eagle where she eventually worked her way up to the position of CEO. She was extremely successful at American Eagle, and eventually managed to be extremely successful at many other clothing companies.
Susan McGalla recently decided that she was going to give back by issuing some advice to people that want to move up in the world of business. She recently gave an interview in which she issued her advice to women in the industry.
One of the first things she pointed out that as a child her parents encouraged both her and her brothers to present their ideas and to work as hard as possible. This encouraged her to present her best possible ideas for the companies that she was working for. She encouraged women that were reading the interview to work as hard as possible. Hard work is the first step to success no matter who you are.
Another critical piece of advice that Susan McGalla issued was that it is extremely important for people to make themselves comfortable with working with a wide variety of different people. There are a wide variety of different people in the world of business. If you are going to be successful in the world of business, then you must be able to work with people from a wide variety of different backgrounds. Women that are able to work with diversity and use it to their advantage should be able to become extremely successful.
Susan McGalla has definitely left her mark on the industry over the last thirty years. After years working in the clothing industry, she has decided to open her own consulting company. This consulting company has been able to help many different companies gain an insiders perspective on what they are looking to do. This consulting company is extremely successful, and she is seen by many different businesses as one of the leading names in the world of consulting.
They are searching for any advice that can help them become one of the most successful women in the world. If women want to be truly successful in the industry, then they should embrace working extremely hard, and also being willing to work with a wide diversity of people.

Olympic Valley CEO Andy Wirth

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Andrew Wirth, best known as the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings located in Olympic Valley, California, possesses a lot more than what meets the eye. With a background as a ranger for the Rocky Mountain National Parks and San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area, it was simply natural for him to fall into career paths with outdoor aspects such as Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation and development of the Mountain Village Partnership.

After working at Steamboat for more than 20 years, he was appointed President of the Squaw Valley resort and planned a $70 million revamp of the companies base facilities, mountain design, and common areas. This much-needed upgrade moved Squaw Valley’s customer service satisfaction from the lower 20 percent of ski resorts all the way to the top 20 percent within a year.

Andy Wirth is highly known for his service within the community and is a top contributor to environmental organizations including Girls on the Run, The McConkey Foundation, the Humane Society of Tahoe Truckee and the Tahoe Truckee Community House. In 2012 he was awarded the Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award as well as a spot on the HSMAI Top 25 Minds in Hospitality list. Additionally, Wirth received the Community Five Award after being recognized as Citizen of the Year by Disabled Sports USA.

Wirth co-founded the Wounded Warrior Support, an Ironman team that was created after he had a close encounter with a near-fatal skydiving accident. This team raises funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation and supports team members who are a part of the special operations as well as their family members after they return home.

Most recently, Wirth stated his stance on the Clean Power Plan in an op-ed published in the Reno Gazette-Journal in September 2015. The plan is designed to move our country towards clean and renewable energy, with the aim towards replacing dirty coal power. Wirth elaborated on the transition that the economy is making towards becoming more sustainable, healthy, and diverse.