Andy Wirth and Squaw Valley Ski Land Huge Gondola Deal

Squaw Valley Ski has been a huge part of the Reno – Tahoe region for pretty much as long as people have been hitting the slopes. CEO Andy Wirth has become something of a local hero and regional icon as he continues to work toward developing the ski resort, improving the area, and bringing in tourism in a big way. Wirth was recently appointed to the local Reno – Tahoe Airport Authority Board in order to help with pulling in tourism and improving the region. This appointment comes on the heels of a huge improvement to Squaw Valley and the nearby Alpine Meadows: a giant base to base gondola to improve both resorts has been approved.

Skiing enthusiasts have traveled from all over the world to shred the slopes of both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. The two peaks have served as a sort of Holy Grail for North American winter activity but there has always been an issue: in order to enjoy both locations you had to pack up and drive around one mountain and up to another. CEO Andy Wirth had been trying to get a gondola approved between the two mountains for years now but a deal with Troy Caldwell, the owner of the land in between the mountains, had been difficult to acquire. That no longer appears to be an issue.

Caldwell calls his area of land, a 460 acre stretch between the mountains, the White Wolf. For years Caldwell has been the hold out preventing a base to base gondola system from being installed. Finally a deal had been reached with Caldwell that would make all parties involved happy. The gondola will follow along the Western edge of Caldwell’s land. With the gondola plans in place it only seems like a matter of time until construction begins and the region is introduced to one of the biggest and most revered skiing destinations throughout all of North America.

Online Reputation Management Companies Step up to Defend Against Cyber Bullying

With the advent of the worldwide web, reputation management has transformed into an entirely new beast. There is a degree of permanency online that didn’t necessarily exist in past times. So it goes online reputation management companies have risen to answer the call to help clients protect their reputations in an every increasingly connected world.

In conjunction with the rising phenomenon of online reputation management, another far more menacing phenomenon as revealed by has also become more and more prevalent: that of cyber bullying. Like the difference between traditional reputation management and online reputation management, the difference between bullying in the real world and online is marked. Online bullying carries with it a host of negative consequences that victims of traditional bullying would never encounter, such as the ease with which a bully can recruit large numbers of people to harass you, or that the damage a bully wreaks on a victim lasts far past the bully losing interest. That’s where online reputation management firms such as Profile Defenders step in. Using the formidable resources at their disposal and the experience they’ve accumulated managing online reputations, they can turn these assets towards protecting victims of online bullying, even repairing a lot of damage that otherwise seemed irreversible, and permanent.

Online reputation firms can pressure websites to remove offending material, and build up defenses against further bullying, restoring the victim’s reputation and helping to minimize any further negative ramifications as much as possible, achieving results the victim would be hard pressed to achieve on their own.

Online reputation management firms have already proven their ability to protect and mend reputations online, and with their expertise hopefully they can also mitigate cyber bullying.

Buying a Home

Buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions that anyone will make. There are a lot of people who like to use the services of a real estate company in this process. If you do not have a lot of experience with buying homes, this can be a viable option for you. Town Residential is a great company to work with in the New York area. The employees at the company have tremendous knowledge of the local real estate market, and they can help take some of the hard work out of the process.




One of the most difficult aspects of buying a home is financing. There are a lot of people who struggle to save up the money for an initial payment on the home. When working with Town Residential, the employees there can help to explain all of the steps needed in the process. For many people, putting little money down is a viable option. Although this will make your monthly payment higher, it can be a way to get into the home of your dreams. Always make sure you look at your mortgage payment with taxes and insurance included. Some people buy a home that is too expensive and then they cannot afford the monthly payments.


Real Estate Market


The real estate market in many parts of the country is booming. If you want to purchase a home, you have to be able to act quickly. Some homes are selling in just one day on the market. As a buyer, this can make things difficult. When working with Town Residential, you will be able to make offers quickly. The employees at the company understand how to succeed in the current real estate market. Over the long term, a lot of people have had success working with this company and getting the home of their dreams.


Town Residential


Over the next couple of years, the leaders at Town Residential want to grow the business. In a competitive real estate market, there are a lot of great options for growth. By serving customers well, the company has earned the reputation of being a great real estate business to work with. That is why so many previous customers always come back when they have a real estate need.


If Relmada Wins Its Case Against Laidlaw, What Are The Consequences?

When it comes to financial advice, Laidlaw and its principals Matthew Eitner and James Ahern have a pretty solid reputation. They have expanded their reach into dozens of different industrial sectors.

This group is arguing that Laidlaw’s advice cost them millions of dollars, that its principals broke their fiduciary duty by giving them bad advice, and has actually filed a restraining order against the company.

What is going on here and how it could it affect the business world?

The case started in 2015, when Relmada claims they received misleading advice from Laidlaw. They believe that this advice was intended to hurt their financial stability and to cause the company harm. Relmada did lose money on several investments and are now claiming that Laidlaw owes them damages after allegedly giving them this bad information.

It continues to take on new wrinkles, as Relmada continues to add new motions against Laidlaw and keeps asking for more money. In cases like this, the person pursuing the case has the burden of proof, meaning that Relmada must prove, with a preponderance of evidence, that Laidlaw is guilty.

Note that this is different than criminal trials where guilt must be proven “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Instead, one side must have more convincing evidence.

Could Relmada potentially win this case? That depends on the nature of their evidence and what kind that Laidlaw has to back it up.

The consequences of a Relmada win are hard to gauge. Could it potentially lead to more cases against Laidlaw by companies who lost money? Or could it even cause the company to suffer from enough loss to go bankrupt? Again, it is still too early to tell.

Jose Borghi translation

Jose Borghi, the founder of the Mullen Lowe agency, and before that Borghi Lowe, is considered one of the most influential figures in the Brazilian advertising industry. Borghi’s created highly influential advertising campaigns, such as Parmalat’s Mamiferos, in which kids appeared dressed as stuffed animals and sang unforgettable jingles, and of the Sazon campaign with Zezz di Camargo e Luciano’s hit song, “It’s love,” which is remembered to this day.

The advertiser’s success began from a doubt: what career to pursue. In his third year in high school, his sister called him to watch a presentation in the Castro Neves theater to help decide what to do with one’s life. The presentation on was a show of commercials that had won awards at the Cannes Film Festival. From that day forward, Jose Borghi knew what his career would be. But even he couldn’t foresee that he would one day win an award at Cannes.

Born in Presidente Prudente, Jose Borghi graduated from PUC Campinas with a degree in marketing and advertising. His first job was at the Standart Ogilvy Agency in 1989. He stood out, and went on to work at other well-known agencies, like FCB, DM9/DDB, Talent, and LŽo Burnett, until he decided to open his own ad agency, BorghiErh, together with Erh Ray.

“We didn’t have one investor, one bank, or a sponsor. So we worked hard. We did the planning, designed the media, even served the coffee,” Erh Ray said. They experienced a lot of success and were eventually bought by Lowe, becoming Borghi Lowe in December 2006, when Jose Borghi divided the company with Erh Ray.

From then on, the agency grew and gained further work in the national and international markets. The company recently consolidated with Lowe & Partners, along with the Mullen Group.

A marathon runner, the advertiser recognizes his ability to not give up in the face of adversity on, and keep focused on his goals. “I realized very early that nobody was going to give me anything, that nothing would be free, or have to do with luck or fate. I understood that, without my own effort, I would be a nobody,” Jose Borghi said about all he’s achieved.

From the beginning of his career, he’s dealt with big clients. Besides those already mentioned, Fiat’s “Rever Conceitos,” and the Down Syndrome Association’s “Little Charlie,” have been campaigns he’s worked on.