T1 prototype category is arguably one of the most
interesting car races in the world. Apart from being one of the most
challenging car races, Rodrigo Terpins has been a
champion in this race for more than one season. According to him,
every season is a chance for him to challenge his previous records and more
importantly see new talents competing in this prestigious category. Although
Rodrigo Terpins has made history in this race, he still believes that new
talents are the future of car racing in Brazil and it is because of this reason
that he is passionate about mentorships.
T1 prototype requires him to be a disciplined
professional, both in preparation and in the actual competition. Rodrigo
Terpins is synonymous with hard work and strong principles
regardless if he is competing or not. In an interview in late 2014, Terpins
pointed out that the main reason he is able to stay consistent in a competitive
race, as T1 prototype is his view on practice. Practice according to him not
only makes him fit for competition but also in a better position to challenge
his personal best records. This approach to practices makes Rodrigo Terpins a
For years, his brother Michel has been one of his
greatest competitor in this racing category. According to him, their family
upbringing makes them the most spectacular competitors to watch in the rally
world. They all believe in hard work
and resilience. In the 2016 competition, Rodrigo points out that it
was the best season for the two brothers because although he came ahead of Michel,
they both proved that rally industry in Brazil is the future, especially in T1
prototype category. He hopes that the incoming seasons will attract more
competitive rally drivers and more importantly younger drivers.
In addition to his life as a rally driver, he
believes that every person who has a bigger platform should
push for better management of the earth’s resources. For the last four years,
Rodrigo Terpins has been part of different philanthropy projects and one of
them being part of the team pushing for more controlled carbon emission.
Clay Hudson spent years as a sound engineer, set designer, and project manager for several companies in the live entertainment industry before he embarked on his own entrepreneurial venture. He developed his skills while on tour with artists such as Pink, Garbage, OneRepublic, Kid Rock, Guns N’ Roses, and Garbage. The success he has had in running his own production management company is due in large part to his work ethic and his attention to details. In a recent article in Ideamensch.com, Clay Hudson reflects on the success he has had behind the scenes in the live entertainment industry.
While he is on tour with an artist, Clay Hudson’s typical day involves a lot of planning, doing a complete stage walk-through, and making sure his crew understands what they need to do. He says it’s important that they take into consideration how things will be taken down after the show while they are setting things up before the show. While the show is in progress, Clay is already planning with his crew how they will break things down after the show. Keeping everything organized, working off a to-do list, and staying three steps ahead of what is happening at any moment is how he makes his day productive.
Clay Hudson’s advice to other entrepreneurs is to constantly check everything that they do to make sure that the product they produce is as good as it can be. This will help them to create a good reputation that will generate more business. If the entrepreneur puts out a product that is less than perfect, then this can tarnish their reputation, which can be hard to overcome. He went on to say that a person’s reputation is everything in the live entertainment industry, and their reputation is spread through word-of-mouth. Working hard and making sure the artist has everything they need to look good on stage is how he has been able to grow his successful business.
In Dallas Texas, Stream Energy comes to the rescue after Hurricane Harvey, partnering with Hope Supply company and much, more. The efforts of the Stream Energy company have delivered effective and much-needed philanthropy. Not only did they relieve the discomforts and homelessness of their customers, they performed a full-on community outreach on many levels. They were featured in the Patch.com blog that talked about Stream Cares which is the Stream Energy corporate philanthropy project.
What is corporate Philanthropy?
In the case of Stream Energy, they developed a corporate strategy geared towards philanthropy. Stream Cares, is a division of that company that uses all appropriate resources to assist their customers in unusual ways. However, philanthropic endeavors by a local company will typically reach out to the community at large. They can do this in the case of an emergency as Stream Energy did with Hurricane Harvey in Dallas Texas or, they can choose a specific area of detriment and or neglect in their home town such as homelessness. In this case, Energy Stream did both.
What Energy Stream Does
They provide direct energy selling and mobile services. They pay their people to build a strong, local unity and trust between the community and the company. For over 4 years, Stream Energy with Stream Cares has worked in tandem with Hope Supply Company to bring the much needed things that homeless kids and parents need. This includes money but is not limited to it. They deliver diapers, clothing and school supplies to families in need. They also deliver experiences like a water park for kids and parents that are displaced or homeless as a fundraiser for the cause.
These acts are a part of a heart-based mission undertaken by Stream . They believe it develops a strong relationship with the community. In 2016, tornado’s ripped through Northern Texas and left people instantly homeless. The company, along with the Salvation Army matched the donations brought in by their associates and doubled them. This company also works to help veterans that are unemployed, homeless or displaced.
There’s no end to what this company had done to give back to the community and it’s expected that they’ll be more to come.
Sometimes when we envision help we are looking for someone to do something directly for us. This is not always what we need. In reality, sometimes being in the proximity of a business, place, or person can benefit us more. Learn more about Barbara Stokes at Crunchbase. That is what the Alabama city of Cullman is receiving in the arrival of Green Structured Homes. This is all at the decision of one thoughtful woman, Barbara Stokes Stokes development LLC will be opening a manufacturing plant in the Alabama town. Barbara Stokes is the woman heading this operation and business. Her work with Green Structures Home deliveries comes after heavy experience with Pisces Corporation and Boeing. She is a mercer university graduate who studied Biomedical Engineering and Physics. Her green homes are already a boon to the community by themselves but with her pursuing business here it will help the city further. Initially to support the business stokes will hire 80 local employees and later in its third year they will increase that number too approximately 300. The reason for picking this location is quite simple when Barbara is asked why. She and her husband spent some time living in this area and because of its pleasant people and setting they decided to bring the company there. The new plant will take up about 99,000 square feet. Barbara Stokes plans to use that space to build hundreds of steel homes that are resistant to hurricanes, mildew, and mold. Further helping the community is the fact that most of the supplies for this undertaking will be locally grown or made. The economy of the local area will receive a boost as Barbra Stoke’s business goes about. But Barbara says she is the one appreciative for what Cullman has done. Follow Barbara Stokes on Linkedin.com.
This mother of three is bringing new opportunities and chances to flourish for a quiet Alabama community. Her work for Green Home Structure is in unison with FEMA and the U.S. government supporting those who could get displaced by natural disasters. Her dedication and moving to this community is definitely going to help and impact the way the town operates.