Month: April 2017

Austin’s Capitol Anesthesiology Associates Goes Above and Beyond

The Capitol Anesthesiology Association, based in Austin, TX and established in 1973, is one of the nation’s largest practices specializing solely in anesthesiology. CAA boasts a staff of over 80 Medical Doctors and 130 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, all working together to provide exceptional care to more than 20 medical facilities in the greater Austin area.

CAA offers a wide range of services to meet community needs. General anesthesia is used during extensive surgeries, usually in regions such as the chest, heart, or brain. Regional anesthesia is used to alleviate localized pain, both during and after an operation. CAA also offers specialized services such as obstetric anesthesia to ease the pain of mothers in labor, and cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia, necessary for cardiac surgery.

Long supporters of their local community, CAA staff engage in various philanthropic pursuits, with many practitioners donating their skills and time to nonprofit groups that benefit the disadvantaged. The charities they support include Austin Smiles, a nonprofit working to provide reconstructive plastic surgery to the children of central Texas. They also provide care to the Family Eldercare organization, which provides essential services to adults and seniors with disabilities. Their philanthropy also extends to several other wonderful nonprofits, including (but not limited to) Eeels on Wheels, Operation Smile, and the Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

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Omar, Wasseem And Sam Boraie: Building A Vibrant New Brunswick

Omar, Wasseem and Sam Boraie are playing an important role in helping to revitalize the city of New Brunswick. It is a mission Omar Boraie started over 40 years ago. When Omar Boraie came to the United States from Egypt, he was working on his doctorate in Chemistry. But he was bitten by the real estate bug and soon his focus had turned to the rebuilding of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Downtown New Brunswick had endless blocks of decaying, abandoned buildings when Omar Boraie first moved there, says NJ Biz. But he saw the potential for the type of rebirth he had seen in cities in war-ravaged Europe as a young man.

Omar Boraie began buying property in downtown New Brunswick. He looked at the nearly abandoned city and envisioned a vibrant community where families, professionals and blue-collar workers could work and live together and enjoy a great quality of life. Few shared Omar Boraie’s vision of a revitalized New Brunswick when he founded Boraie Development. But he didn’t let that stop him. With his sons Wasseem and Sam Boraie working with him, Omar Boraie has built some incredible buildings beside Rutgers University in downtown New Brunswick that have helped to usher in a new era of prosperity to the area.

His Albany Street Plaza Tower One project with its Class A office space of more than 250,000 square feet began to change downtown New Brunswick. Tower Two, completed in 2003, brought hundreds of thousands of square feet more of much-needed Class A office space to the area. Boraie Development has also added the 25 story mixed use One Spring Street Condominium building with its 121 top-of-the-line residential units and tens of thousands of square feet dedicated to retail and office space. It’s the tallest building in the city. Boraie Development has also built The Aspire. A 17 story, 370,000 square foot structure with 10,000 square feet of retail space and 238 impressive residential units.

The New Brunswick Omar Boraie envisioned 40 years ago is taking shape right before his eyes. And Omar Boraie is now celebrated as the visionary that helped to save the city.

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Research is Proving Online Reputation Management is Key

In a digital world, the web is the platform where we make our first and often most important impression. Finding ways to build up and monitor that impression is something that everyone benefits from. Data continues to show the importance of online reputation.

Important decisions can be made based upon online search results. A potential employer could be looking up your name in Google. Originally reputation was made by word of mouth, so actually seeing a person’s true character took time getting to know him or her. Today, meeting someone in person is now become the opportunity to confirm what you have found out about the person online.

According to Forbes, seventy-five percent of HR departments are required to research a candidate before they make the hire. Seventy percent of employers have rejected candidates based on information they found in a Google search. Forbes has also reported that ninety percent of executive recruiters have googled candidates before making a hire. Those executive recruiters have also acknowledged that a candidate’s job prospects improve when positive information is found online.

While a simple Google search can reveal a lot about a person, employers are also screening their potential employees via social media. According to Reputation Defender, employers are scanning social media for potential red flags, 46 percent of those employers were turned away by inappropriate photos, videos or information.

However, screening people by social media is not just limited to employers, Forbes has revealed that forty-two percent of American adults online who look someone up, do so before doing business with him or her. Among those who have done searches, forty-five percent have found things that made them decide not to conduct business with them.

Not all Google searches will put a positive light on everyone, 48 percent have acknowledged that when they search their own names, the results aren’t positive. Things can go from bad to worse in cyberspace and the damage done could be beyond repair. Online harassment has been an issue on social media for years. It’s now possible to say or do something that would damage a person’s company’s brand or even lose a job over a tweet.

Securus Technologies Have Changed Prisons For The Better

A new online article included quotes from prison personnel from all around America. These quotes were mostly from prison guards who praised Securus Technologies for their wonderful products and services. The biggest deal to these guards is that they feel a lot safer at work now, and this has caused more people to apply for prison guard jobs.


One of the main products that make guards feel safe is the voice detection service installed in most prisons. This voice detection will pick up any inmate yelling at or arguing with a guard. When this happen, other guards are notified immediately. Even better, this voice detection can pick up inmates talking about assaulting guards or other prison personnel. These individuals can be investigated immediately.


Prison personnel also feels safe because immediate issues can be handled. This stops prison staff from being accused of committing crimes of being negligent. In the past, overdoses and the loss of commissary money put many prison employees in a bad position. Some employees have lost their job or were even put in prison themselves. Securus Technologies has stopped this from happening with their kiosks, voice detection, and other outstanding products and services.


Securus Technologies plans to develop more products and services very soon to make prison personnel even safer. These products are rumored to include more cameras on prison staff, better communication devices from one prison guard to another, and more. In fact, Securus wants to hear from prison guards themselves. If any prison guard or prison staff worker has any ideas regarding products or services Securus Technologies can provide to make them feel safer, Securus would love to hear from you. Securus representatives are available every single day and every hour of the day. Prison personnel does not have to hesitate to contact Securus Technologies.

David Giertz Discusses Misconceptions About Social Security and Retirement

Retirement is something every working citizen looks forward to when they reach retirement age 62 or full retirement age 65. In a 2016 Nationwide Retirement Institute Study, people who have reached retirement age and those who were near retirement had misconceptions about their social security benefits. David Giertz, president of sales and distribution at Nationwide Financials told CNBC that pensions are drying up and going out of existence. He says it’s imperative to create a retirement plan for income that includes social security as part of full retirement benefits. He also said that financial advisors should communicate with their clients about social security after a survey revealed consumers’ advisors avoided the topic.



Another misconception Mr.Giertz said retirees and future retirees have about social security is the eligibility age. Although, the age for people to start drawing their social security is 62, the full retirement age is 65 to 67. He said that retirees who wait until full retirement receive higher monthly income, compared to early withdrawal retirees. The retire checks are even higher if they wait beyond full retirement age, he explained. Giertz added that the full retirement annual retirement amount will grow by eight percent if they start social security benefits beyond full retirement age.



David Giertz joined Nationwide Life Insurance Company’s Nationwide Financial Distribution and Sales as Senior Vice President, in April 2013. He became President of Nationwide Financial Distributors Incorporation one month earlier. Mr. Giertz brings over 28 years of experience in the banking, investment, and insurance industries. He’s a financial planning professional with expertise in social security benefits and building retirement investment portfolios. David ended the discussion stating that taxation is another misconception involving social security benefits, as well as, unexpected health problems having an influence.