Barbara and her husband Scott Stokes started up Green Structure Homes in 2008, a company that focuses on construction and manufacturing homes in the wake of disasters. Green Structure Homes was founded in Huntsville, Alabama, and offers their construction services to public, private and government clients. With the use of the latest technologies and skilled engineers, Green Structure Homes has seen a great deal of praise for their ability to produce cost-effective homes at a low cost. Before founding Green Structure homes, Barbara Stokes had a background in disaster relief, and she shares more than 3 decades of experience working in the industry with Scott Stokes. Read more at Business Insider.
Barbara and Scott Stokes have worked closely to push the number of manufacturing jobs available throughout not only Alabama but around the country as well. For both residential and commercial sites, Green Structure Homes is attempting to bring jobs to eight different states that have joined the project. Thanks to the growing demand for modular homes, the business is growing and the manufacturing jobs will be rising over the next several years.
The states that have backed the project to increase manufacturing jobs include Minnesota, Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Virginia. Thanks to the 28 million dollar contract afford to the company after hurricane Harvey, Green Structure Homes will surely expand into more states in the future. Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.
Barbara knows she has been blessed with an amazing opportunity through Green Structure Homes. She is not only capable of building success for herself and her company, but she gives back to the community and helps people across the country. Barbara Stokes also wants to help at local businesses as well, hoping to create indirect job growth through Green Structure Homes. The project to build jobs throughout the U.S. states will bring expertly designed homes that are safe for many families and the completion date is estimated to be the first quarter of 2018.
Jason Hope has always been intrigued and excited by new technologies and new visions for the future. He has spent most of his adult life researching new technologies and investing in new ideas and startups in the tech sectors. He has even started a grant program to help innovators and creators build their new technologies and chase their dreams if Jason believes their ideas show promise. Jason Hope has always been a futurist and entrepreneur, and it is his love of technology that has recently gotten him interested in a new form of investment: philanthropy.
Many millionaires give their money away to societies and organizations with the hopes of improving their public image and getting a hefty tax deduction. Jason Hope, however, gives his money out of a genuine interest in what the charities are doing. In 2010, Jason gave $500,000 to the SENS Foundation, an organization devoted to fighting anti-aging and prolonging the lives of millions of people across the globe. This is not just your average facial cream to get out wrinkles, however. This anti-aging research is going much deeper into the reasons why people age and fighting diseases that cause more rapid aging. Entrepreneur Jason Hope Invests in Research Against Aging
Jason Hope was interested in SENS particularly because of their research and ability to produce new technologies to find and destroy cells and diseases that are responsible for rapid aging. He wants to help by allowing organizations like SENS to increase their research in AGE-braking technology. AGE, or advanced glycation end-products, are essentially particles that are creating aging effects inside of our tissues and organs, similar to how oxygen will cause normal wear and tear (not to mention rust) on iron parts of our cars. Hope wanted to invest his money in this research to find a way to allow people to not only live longer but live more enjoyable and healthy lives without the threat of these rapid-aging diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, to take hold. Understanding the Internet-of-Things Revolution: A quick guide for thriving in the IoT era
Jason Hope got his start when he created a mobile communications company directly out of college at Arizona State. Scottsdale Philanthropist Jason Hope Helps Pioneering Nonprofit Fight Aging
He has since invested in several startup companies and innovation centers around the world, earning him international recognition for his ability to predict and forecast how technologies will affect our way of life and which technologies will remain leaders in the sector. In addition to SENS, Hope donates to several other science-based charities, including the Arizona Science Center, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Family Health International. Jason Hope Helps Push Anti-Aging Efforts Forward
Since LimeCrime has launched in China, the makeup brand had developed a unique way to sell their product. Kim Walls, the Global General Manager for LimeCrime said at the National Retail Federation Shop.org Conference in that LimeCrime had to be sold differently than it was sold in the States, and it was something that wasn’t used to. There was a mandate China that makeup sold wholesale had to be tested on animals. Being a vegan brand, the company had to make sure that the makeup wasn’t being tested on animals, and in order to get around the loophole, they had to have their products shipped from the United States. Other issues that LimeCrime had to deal with was transporting logistics, managing duties and taxes, handling international returns and customer service in the Chinese language.
Lime Crime also had dealt with counterfeit issues with over a million units of their lip products being sold illegally. To solve the problem, they worked with Revolve, an e-commerce fashion brand in Los Angeles who were expanding their business into the beauty realm. They teamed up with Revolve because of their similar goals and customers.
Lime Crime built a “seed audience” through having social media visitors directed to Revolve’s website. Two hours before launch, existing and new fans were able to spread the word about Lime Crime and Revolve through word of mouth. They were drawn to also working with lesser known beauty gurus as opposed to “first tier” ones, in order to find people who were truly passionate about their products.