How To Plan A Successful Party

Planning a party or event doesn’t have to be such a daunting task. Regardless if it’s a graduation, bridal or baby shower, anniversary, sweet 16, birthday party, or corporate event, there are things you should keep in mind that will make any party a success. For starters, the line of communication should always be open with all involved. The first step before the planning process is to ask these two questions from the start. When is the party? This can affect the availability of a venue, vendors and important guests. If you have the event during the week, you may be able to find a fabulous venue at a discounted price.

The next question to ask is, how many people are you planning on inviting? If you have already picked a venue, you should know what the maximum capacity is. The general rule is, about 75 percent of the people you invite will actually show up. The amount of people invited will affect how much food you will need to order, as well as many other factors. The amount of time you have to plan the party can make things easy or hard for you. If you don’t have the time to handle it all on your own, you should consider hiring an event planner.

The next time you are planning an event, you should consider corporate event planners in NYC. Twenty Three Layers is a full-service design and planning firm that will impress you and all of your guests. They are one of the few event planning companies in NYC that have that unique eye for detail and perfection. Their staff will guarantee to deliver an unforgettable event showcasing the latest trends in decor, entertainment, and even food.

Twenty Three Layers handles it all, from venue selection, catering, floral design, entertainment, photograph, lighting, branding, production, fabrication, custom printing, styling and workshops. The focus at Twenty Three Layers, is to make sure your life and party is worry-free.

Samuel Strauch

Educational Background
Samuel Strauch achieved his undergraduate degree in business at Hofstra University in New York. Moreover, he has acquired several degrees from Harvard University and Erasmus University in Rotterdam. This means that Strauch obtains adverse knowledge and competence in business studies. Conceivably this has been a major contributor of the success he has made today.

Work experience
After Samuel Strauch had completed his career studies, he established his banking career which did not last for long. He decided to join his family real estate business in Miami, Florida. This resulted to an enormous success and in 2002, he decided to start his own real estate company. Since then, his company has continued to grow by providing services like real estate development and brokerage, management, and equity sourcing. In addition, Samuel Strauch does not only invest in real estate development but also he invests in restaurants and internet businesses.


Samuel Strauch is genuinely interested in art, and he is also a photograph enthusiast.

In a certain interview, Samuel Strauch indicated his business idea of real estate development in Miami was drawn from the faster real estate development and the faster transformation of Miami city. He knew this was a golden opportunity to attract international and local clients to establish his business.

He also stated that creating strong relationship between his investors, financial providers and his employees is what does his business moving. This has secured him, expand his territories, deliver quality services and recognize some new clients.

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Ronald Fowlkes: Serving His Country Forever

Ronald Fowlkes is a military hero, hockey coach and the director of business development for two companies. Recently, Ronald became a part owner of FirstSpear. FirstSpear is a company close to Ronald’s heart from his marine days. As a business development executive for Eagle Industries Unlimited, Ronald trains over 150 employees on how to use and sell new tactical gear. Eagle Industries has manufactured and developed outdoor equipment and tactical gear for the past forty years. Since joining the company in 2008, Ronald has significantly improved the quality and functionality of Eagle Industries products.


Ronald was a United States marine, law enforcement team leader and a member of the Air Naval Gunfire Liason Company (ANGLICO). Ronald took his experiences, skills and knowledge and applied them to his daily life and work. Ronald is also the coach of his son’s hockey team in St. Luis. Ronald frequently writes about hockey in his medium- blog. Recently, Ronald has written about the diminishing importance of fighting in the sport of hockey. However, Ronald describes how fighting will never leave the sport completely, as in any sport teammates will always defend each other from brutal or dirty hits on and off the field or rink.


Ronald’s passion for hockey stems from the similar camaraderie that develops in a team as it does in the military. In 1989, Ronald joined the United States Marine Corps and served during the First Gulf War where he was promoted twice and developed a strong bond and appreciation for the military, law enforcement and teamwork.


After four years in the military, Ronald joined ANGLICO and then the Joint Improvised Explosive Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). JIEDDO is an organization that locates and disarms enemy IED threats that lie in the path of advancing American soldiers. When Ronald returned home from Iraq he joined the St. Luis Police Department and served for thirteen years. During this time he became a Hostage Rescue Team Leader (HRT) and a licensed SWAT instructor. His military background and knowledge of tactical strategies drastically helped reduce the crime rate in the St. Luis area. Ronald and his HRT team took part in over 250 high-risk situations every year.


Recently, Ronald has decided he can be more productive in serving his law enforcement and military comrades by improving the gear that they use. He joined Eagle Industries Unlimited and now is a part owner of FirstSpear. During his law enforcement and military career Ronald kept running into FirstSpear gear, which was always the best and most durable tactical equipment available.


As a part owner and director of business development for FirstSpear, Ronald can again improve the functionality and effectiveness of the products, help protect his comrades and serve his nation once more.


Talk Fusion Enhances its Live Meetings Video Application

Bob Reina, CEO, and founder of Talk Fusion, recently announced the introduction of the company’s improved Live Meetings application. The new version of the software facilitates sophisticated real-time communications. Live Meetings now features the noted WebRTC technology. The implementation of WebRTC has resulted in an improved product. Live Meetings is more convenient to use because there will be no need for users to install Adobe Flash Player. WebRTC allows Live Meetings Videos to function in the user’s browser. That is not the only benefit of integrating WebRTC into the software. The picture quality will now be sharper, and the audio will be significantly enhanced as well.


Live Meetings now has a fluid user interface to its conference video feed. There is no echo, and there is a waiting room feature which allows presenters to test the quality of their broadcast before going live. The inclusion of WebRTC makes Talk Fusion the only company with a product capable of delivering video conferencing to an audience as large as 500 people with such ease. The company attributes this to their pioneering spirit in video-web technology. Being first to the marketplace with new products is essential to Talk Fusion. However, the company says that it would never sacrifice quality and reliability in doing so.


Talk Fusion began as a dream in the mind of Bob Reina more than a decade ago. To fully appreciate the company’s history though you must first know more about its founder. Mr. Reina, a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he completed a degree in criminology, was a police officer. During his time serving in the Tampa Bay Police Department, he became familiar with network marketing. He had so much success in these businesses that he was confident that he could start his own one day.


In 2004 Bob Reina wanted to send a video in an e-mail only to be informed by AOL that it was impossible. Recognizing the apparent value of being able to communicate videos via e-mail, he got together with his tech genius friend, Johnathan Chen and created what would become the company’s first product. They called it Video E-mail. Thus Talk Fusion was launched three years later in 2007. Since then the company has steadily rolled out new products to its worldwide network of thousands of independent marketers, now in over 140 countries. Talk Fusions products have caught on with businesses because as Mr. Reina says, it is more impactful to view a video than to read a sales letter. That is what makes video messaging a preferred medium over the World Wide Web in promoting any business. Learn more:


The Illegal Arrest Of Jim Larkin And Michael Lacy Leads To The Founding Of The Frontera Fund

It was an October night in the year 2007 when Michael Lacy and Jim Larkin were handcuffed and arrested by armed deputies that were ordered to do so by Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Both of the men worked for the Village Voice Media as well as the Phoenix New Times newspaper and were taken by force from their homes. After their arrest, they were forced into SUVs that were unmarked and had Mexican license plates only to be transported to two different jails that were both managed by no other than Sheriff Joe Arpaio, himself.


The reason for the arrests stems from the fact that Sheriff Arpaio didn’t like what the two men had to say about him in stories that were being published in the Phoenix New Times. These stories were painting a true picture of Arpaio and his illegal methods, and he didn’t like it. It was when mainstream news coverage failed the people of Arizona by publishing phony, puff pieces on the sheriff that the Phoenix New Times felt it was their duty to report the truth. When they reported about the horrible management from Arpaio, his abuse of power, the terrible health conditions in his jails, the racial profiling of Latinos, as well as the mismanagement of money by the sheriff’s office, this got him mad.


After discovering that Jim Larkin and Michael Lacy were arrested for uncovering the truth about how Arpaio had issued grand jury subpoenas for the identities of the Phoenix Times readers, editors, and writers, there was a national outcry to have them released. After they were let out, a long battle in court occurred, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the arrest was illegal and against what the First Amendment stands for. Eventually $3.7 million was ordered as a settlement, and it was Maricopa County who paid it to Jim Larkin and Michael Lacy.


Instead of keeping the money for themselves, Larkin and Lacey decided to set up the Frontera Fund with it. The Frontera Fund is an organization that supports other organizations who stand up for the rights of Latinos and the Hispanic community, which has had to face plenty of racism and abuses of civil rights. Jim Larkin commented that he was raised to help those who had been dealt a tough hand in life and that he believes there is no other group as deserving as the immigrants who come from Mexico.


Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Fight for Change

Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County Sheriff, was finally convicted of contempt of court charges in 2017. His victims and opposition weren’t able to celebrate for long, Donald Trump pardoned him just before sentencing. President Trump allowed the single most corrupt person in Arizona to walk free.


Arpaio’s victims are not going to just sit back and watch this injustice take place. Two of Arpaio’s victims, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, are doing everything in their power to stop Arpaio in his future political ventures. Lacey and Larkin, as journalists, have the power that most of Arpaio’s victims don’t have.


Since winning a multi million dollar lawsuit and selling their newspaper The Phoenix New Times, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have created a couple of new organizations.


The first of these organizations is the Frontera Fund, a charity that works to right the wrongs committed by Joe Arpaio. The Frontera Fund accomplishes this by partnering with such charitable organizations as 1070, American Immigration Council and Aliento. Lacey and Larkin are working primarily with charities that assist the Hispanic Community because these are the people that suffered the most from the corrupt former sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio.


The other organization formed by Lacey and Larkin is Front Page Confidential. I left leaning newspaper that works to inform its readers about progressive change, immigration issues and other corrupt politicians like Joe Arpaio.


Some Arizonians may have already forgotten how much pain Arpaio has caused the community, but Larkin and Lacey will never forget. As journalists, they are doing everything they can to stop Arpaio and others like him from representing the American people.