Someone like Darius Fisher is the president and co-founder of Status Labs. This is a title he is very proud of, just like he is very proud to have seen the growth of this company. The company recently won the PR World Awards® “Business Development Individual of the Year award, which focuses on the very best in public relations, marketing, corporate communication, and investor relations to name a few. That is most certainly Darius Fisher and Status Labs. Sometimes people don’t understand how important public relations is and how it can change the way that people look at someone. That is why they need someone in their corner, looking out for them, and protecting that.
In today’s online world, news travels fast. In fact, it travels at the speed of light. As soon as something is said, it can be taken out of context and people can run with it and really go wild. That is where Darius Fisher and Status Labs comes in. They have handled situations like this before, and they know the best way to get the best results out of any situation that is put on their docket. They will not be frazzled, overwhelmed, or caught off guard.
As far as Status Labs, with Darius Fisher overlooking things, from 2012-2015, they had a growth in revenue growth of 939%, which is nothing short of amazing. They also have handled many Fortune 500 companies and prominent public figures. They have been tasked with that job and it is something they have handled with flying colors. When it comes to someone’s reputation and making sure it stays intact and nothing false is said about them, they go the extra mile to protect their clients. That is why Darius Fisher is so thrilled to be receiving this award. He believes in reputation and your word. He stands by for it for his clients and always delivers. It is a tremendous things when others see what is going on with Status Labs and Darius Fisher. That isn’t the reason someone does something, but they are always happy to receive the award.
Last month marked the 64th annual Pilot Club of Huntington’s Antiques Show and Sale. This is one of the areas most looked forward to events each year. This years sale hosted twenty different dealers from seven our of fifty beautiful states. The show also welcomed all their local vendors, who brought out all the good stuff this year. Among the many antiques to browse were; furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, and many other interesting items such as china and glassware at many of the local vendors.
This annual event takes months of preparation to make sure it’s the best possible sale and show for it’s local and out of town attendees. It’s also the areas only fundraising event and bring in quite a sizable donations each year to it’s local charities. Some of the charities that benefit from this event are: Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind, Ebenezer Community Outreach, Faith in Action of the River Cities, Her Place, Honor Flight Huntington, Huntington High School Food Bank, Huntington Symphony Orchestra, Mountwest Community College, Barboursville Veterans Home Bingo Party, Cabell County Public Library, Cabell County Special Olympics, The Recovery Place, Project Lifesaver International, River Valley Child Development Center and others.
This year the charitable event was focused on brain safety and health. Everyone in the tr-state area know what a large event this is and how much of a financial impact it can have on the areas charities each year.
One dealer who is no stranger to the finer antiques in life is, Michael Zomber. You may have seen Michael Zomber on the Antiques Roadshow. He has been an avid art collector for more than forty years. He has spent a lifetime collecting antique arms and armor, and is a recognized authority on Japanese samurai swords. He is also quite passionate about his screenplays and novels. Michael Zomber is well known for his critically acclaimed documentary film Soul of the Samurai.
On a more personal side Michael Zomber and his wife share a beautiful family with two children, Gabriella and Christopher. He currently resides in Philadelphia, but native to Washingting, D.C. Be sure to follow along with his career on CrunchBase, or see what Zomber has written by purchasing his books on Amazon.
Malini Saba is one of the most formidable women in the world of investing. She’s smart, tough and committed to helping women make smart choices about how they handle their money.
Saba created her own company, Saban, in 2001. She has gas, real estate and technology interests in a number of companies in her native Malaysia and abroad. As a philanthropist, Saba is devoted to helping others – especially children of misfortune. Her non-profit organization Global Investments in women, is helping at risk and low income women and children develop self esteem and an avenue for growth.
Malini donated $1 million of her own funds in 2005 to help El Camino Hospital’s Heart Research Center get off to a great start. She also toured the devastated areas left in the wake of the 2005 Tsunami that hit both India and Sri Lanka. The $10 million donated to the region went a long way in making victims whole again.
Malini actually got her start in investing while working in Silicon Valley. She invested in a number of popular startups in the mid-90s like Paypal, Netscreen and Juniper Networks. These companies turned over a bundle and today are worth billions.
Although Malini is a very wealthy woman now, she never forgets her humble roots in Malaysia or how poor she was when she arrived in the U.S. at the age of 19.
With only $200 to her name, she and her former husband, also a struggling Stanford University student were pretty poor. “We struggled but were both determined to make it.” The marriage didn’t last, but Malini Saba was still determined to do well for herself.
She picked up every bit of information she could find about investing. She talked to successful investors then took a leap of faith. Slowly investing in oil, commodities and real estate, she started seeing returns. The oil and gas sector, especially, has made her a bundle.
This is the main reason why she chooses to give back. “I want to see other women as successful as I am. If I can do it, there is no reason why they can’t.”