Dick And Betsy DeVos- Hometown Change Makers

Dick DeVos was quickly rising up the corporate ladder of Amway. The company was founded by his father. In the early 90s, Dick put his work on hold to fight a proposed plan floating around that would forever change his beloved city of Grand Rapids. He heard rumors that there was to be a new convention center and sports arena built. DeVos was not a fan of this project and felt it would be very detrimental for the town. He called around and found other local business owners to fight with him. Together, they formed the Grand Action group.


Heirs To Fortunes


Dick and Betsy DeVos are both heirs to their respective family fortunes. They have spent much of their lives trying to make changes in educational and political institutions. They are mega-donors for the GOP and their political influences have paved the way for big changes in state laws regarding labor and education.


Betsy has successfully worked to expand school voucher programs and charter schools. She is currently the Secretary of Education under President Trump. As a couple, they founded a charter school at the Grand Rapids airport called the West Michigan Aviation Academy. Dick is a lover of aviation and a self-made pilot. The charter school he began centers around his love of flying.


Dick Appointed Civilian FAA Member


In September 2017, Dick was appointed to the civilian FAA panel. The panel is made of 13 members who help to advise the FAA’s senior managers on issues such as regulatory matters, spending, policy and long-range planning.


Each member will serve for a three-year term and are expected to continue to work in their private and public sectors. The members meet each quarter to discuss current news and policies. The FAA advisory council feels that Dick is going to be a great asset. They know about his deep roots in the field of aviation as a pilot. As a team, they will work to create a strategic course of action for the agency. DeVos was one of seven new FAA civilian council members to be sworn in on September 8th.


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OSI Group is essence of the American dream

America is a country founded by immigrants. Those coming from lands abroad to the U.S. looking for a better life and opportunity is the essence of what is known as the American dream. One company which began with such humble roots is the OSI Group which is now a massive international food supplier.

Humble immigrant roots

Of course, OSI start out at the top of the heap. Actually the corporation started out as a small retail meat shop and butcher located in Oak Park, which is in the west portion of Chicago. The owner of the corner butcher shop, Otto Kolschowsky, came to the United States as an immigrant from Germany during the early 1900s. At the time, about a quarter of the city of Chicago consists of German immigrants. Chicago was also a major center for various American industries at the time.

Otto & Sons

Kolschowsky worked tirelessly to build his business which eventually paid off. After about a decade in business he had expanded the business into the wholesale food market. He also moved the company’s operations to Maywood, another suburb in the Chicago metropolitan area. Another decade later, in 1928, Kolschowsky rebranded the company as Otto & Sons.

McDonald’s partnership

As Otto & Sons, Kolschowsky continued to serve as a stable supplier of food to various retailers. However it was after the Second World War when the company made an important business strategic partnership which would propel it to an international corporation. Otto & Sons formed a partnership with McDonald’s, with the then-fledgling franchise’s first supplier of fresh meat.

Creation of OSI Group

A few years later McDonald’s became a major corporation with an rapidly growing number of regional restaurants. Otto & Sons was the main meat supplier for McDonald’s and supplying its main customer became its primary focus. McDonald’s eventually expanded to an international company with restaurants all over the world. Otto & Sons grew right along side of McDonald’s and eventually became a worldwide corporation known as the OSI Group.

Rebel Wilson And Wisdom

Rebel Wilson is excited to be casted as one of the many great actors who will have roles in the “Cats” movie. “Cats” is an enchanting musical that made its debut in 1981. In the musical, people are dressed up as cats with artistic costumes and makeup. The name of her character is Jennyanydots. Follow Rebel Wilson on Twitter

Rebel Wilson is a great role model for heavy-set women everywhere. She has gained a lot of success in show business because of realizing the potential in her image. When she did dramatic acting roles back in Australia, she realized that a surprising amount of people would laugh at her. Read more: Stunning Transfprmation Rebel Wilson | The List and Rebel Wilson Isn’t it Romantic First Book

It seemed that everyone thought that being fat was hilarious, and they could not take a fat actress seriously in a dramatic role At first, this made her feel irritated. However, she realized that her fatness could easily rocket her into success if she went in the direction of focusing on comedy.

Ever since then, her acting career has been on the right path. Her weight and her overall appearance have really helped her to get book by agents and to land acting jobs.

Her success just goes to show the fact that what you might think is a flaw might not be a flaw. Whether or not something is a flaw, it might actually be something that can get you success.

Rebel Wilson has dealt with a lot of body shaming over the years about her large body, which she should not have dealt with. However, the years have been filled with a lot of personal growth and wisdom.

She is now full of confidence about herself and her life. Another thing that she has been bothered and shamed about is being single. Some of her friends from from high school actually envy her life because their lives have been drastically made worse by being in relationships. Rebel Wilson is so grateful to have the choice of living as a single woman.

Of course, she did not stay in Australia. She moved to America to pursue her acting career head-on. Currently, she has lived 7 years in Southern California, a place that is known for its “healthy lifestyles.” The “healthy lifestyles” have definitely rubbed off on Rebel Wilson.

Now, she drinks green juices and sometimes eats gluten free. She engages in healthy lifestyle choices, but she doesn’t go so far with them to the point of being a nutjob.

Rebel Wilson takes large sizes in women’s clothing. She generally takes a size 18, but she sometimes goes down to a size 16, depending on “how good” she has been.