Barbara Stokes Helps Secure Fema Contract

If you haven’t heard of Green Structure Homes of Alabama, it is a relief construction contractor headquartered in the city of Huntsville that was recently awarded a $28.5 million-dollar contract by Fema and the United States Department of Homeland Security. The contract, which entails building modular homes to support hurricane Harvey relief efforts has created several manufacturing jobs throughout Alabama, as well as Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Minnesota, and Florida. How did Green Structure Homes of Alabama beat out competition vying for the same government contract? Well, Green Structure Homes of Alabama, which is headed by CEO Barbara Stokes, as well as business partner COO Scott Stokes, has built a reputation for manufacturing innovative homes in the aftermath of natural disasters. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.

Founded in 2008, Green Structure Homes of Alabama is a leader in disaster relief solutions and a company that attributes quality engineering, innovation, and manufacturing techniques to their industry success. The company’s CEO, Barbara Stokes has been instrumental in making Green Structure homes one of the most sought-after relief construction contractors in the industry. She is a Mercer University Alumna, who studied Biomedical and Medical Engineering, and in 2000, earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering. She also studied building design, which comprised of courses in manufacturing and management, as well as thermodynamics, and structures and properties of materials. These courses have afforded Stokes a knowledge base that makes her invaluable in the day to day operations at Green Structure Homes of Alabama. Read this article at

In addition to her educational background, Barbara Stokes also gained industry experience while working with renowned companies like Boeing and the Pisces Corporation. While working at these respective companies, she broadened her breadth of knowledge in areas related to construction and management, and also developed leadership skills that play into her role as CEO of Green Structure Homes of Alabama. As far as the contract with Fema and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Barbara Stokes is honored to support the government in their efforts to provide quality housing to displaced Americans, in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. Stoke’s enthusiasm for giving back to the community is probably not surprising to the people that know her best. She has made several donations to charities based in Huntsville, AL, and has worked as a volunteer in several of the city’s communities.

What’s next for Green Structure Homes of Alabama? Well, the government contract that they secured requires that the modular homes being built to support hurricane Harvey relief efforts, be completed by March of 2018. So presumably, that is the company’s primary objective, at least for now.

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Into the Philanthropy Game: Jason Hope

There is no denying the fact that technology plays an increasingly important role in our lives. Several jobs now include sitting in front of a computer 8 hours a day, and children are being given tablets in primary school. Our main form of connection is now talking, texting, and communicating via social media sites over our mobile devices. Jason Hope is one of the people who has been following these trends and has been successful at predicting which trends will catch on next.

Hope started to learn about emerging technologies and innovation after he graduated with his MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is considered a futurist and prominent investor in the sector, and he has single-handedly helped hundreds of companies determine their investment strategies in technology and innovation solutions. He has made millions by detecting trends and getting on board with new, emerging tech, but now he has set his sights on philanthropy as another way of helping the world.

Even though Jason Hope is now in the philanthropy game, he has still focused on technology and new innovations the field. This shows by the organizations he is choosing to sponsor. Starting in 2010, Hope started to donate to SENS, and in that year he gave the foundation a half-million dollars to open a new research facility in Cambridge. Oddly enough, the SENS Foundation has one goal in mind: anti-aging remedies.

These remedies are not your everyday infomercial facial creams and diet supplements, however. SENS is heavily involved with trying to keep age-degenerating diseases from ever affecting humans again. By stopping these diseases, they would help millions of people across the globe to keep from aging more rapidly than they otherwise would. This, in its own right, would be a new Fountain of Youth. Because of the technological and scientific requirements of new discoveries such as this, Jason Hope was more than happy to donate. Since 2010, he has donated over $1 million to this cause. Jason Hope’s Hard Line Stance on the Internet of Things

Jason Hope continues to donate and work with several organizations and foundations that aim to make the lives of people better and invest in new emerging technologies. He gives annually to several charities, including the Arizona Science Center (where he also serves on the Board), the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the T Gen Foundation. He will continue to go wherever new technologies take him, and his aim will always be the betterment of humankind in the future.  Jason Hope Pledges $500,000

Lime Crime Cosmetics Launches In China With Help From Revolve

Cosmetics company LimeCrime is using a nuanced expansion formula as they launch the brand in the Chinese market. The company faces a unique dynamic and has created a distinctive, innovative approach for how they will market their make-up in China. To sell cosmetics wholesale in China, animal testing must be done on the products. But Lime Crime’s a vegan brand and does not do animal testing. To avoid this requirement the company has to ship their products directly to the consumer. The company also faces complex transportation logistics, duties, taxes, customer inquiries in Chinese, international returns and counterfeiting.

Lime Crime’s solution was to partner with an e-commerce fashion platform based on Los Angeles called Revolve. The company only recently began expanding into offering beauty products to the type of consumer Lime Crime’s marketing efforts are designed to reach. To prepare to officially roll out its products in China, LimeCrime created a ‘seed audience’ by directing visitors to its website and social media feeds who live in China to visit Revolve’s website. The company also encouraged them to make others aware only Revolve has Lime Crime’s authentic products for sale on their e-commerce service. The unified efforts of Revolve and Lime Crime’s ‘seed audience’ have led Chinese consumers to understand Revolve is the only legitimate source of Lime Crime’s unique, authentic products in the country. The brand’s fans were able gain access to the Revolve e-commerce hub two hours before Lime Crime’s official launch and used word of mouth online to make a larger number of people aware of when the launch was taking place. LimeCrime worked with its group of passionate unpaid influencers to create a groundswell of local interest in the brand in China. Regular people that love the brand.

Revolve is there to speak on behalf of and promote Lime Crime. They are creating powerful, effective content about LimeCrime products that fits in with the brand’s standard marketing message. While Revolve and the Lime Crime ‘seed audience’ may not be ‘first tier influencers’, they have done an excellent job introducing the Chinese market to Lime Crime cosmetics.

Equities First Holdings Has Great Subsidiaries Worldwide

Equities First Holdings has great subsidiaires worldwide that they have been able to help people in a lot of countries. They have offices in the UK and Australia where they can help people, and they have an asset management division that can help people with their larger investments. It is pretty easy for people to have a way to save their money when they work with this part of the company, and they can work with their local office on a loan.

Equities First Holdings has all these subsidiaries because they believe that that is the best way for them to have the biggest impact on their clients. Someone can have one account with Equities First, but they can be working with more than one side of the company.