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Celebrity Interview: Ray Kroc, Founder of McDonald’s

At age 52, when most people look toward retirement, Ray Kroc began McDonald’s, a big company that has remained the # 1 restaurant chain in the world for about half a century. Via his McDonald’s franchises, it is believed that he probably made multimillionaires of more people in a shorter time than any other person in modern history. In 1974, he purchased the San Diego Padres baseball franchise. He was, and his estate continues to be, a major philanthropist via the Kroc Foundation and the Ronald McDonald Children’s Fund.

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Casey Blake: A Hit in His Community

A four sport star in high school, a three-time Division I NCAA All-American, two-time Academic All-American, 13 year Major League baseball player, and the preeminent charitable human being in his community, Casey Blake excelled in between the white lines on the field, and he swung for the fences off the diamond where he became a generous humanitarian, a pillar of his appreciative community.

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Video Self Interview: Steve Jobs — Death Is Life’s Greatest Opportunity

  
Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who resigned from the company in the mid-1980s and returned a decade later to make Apple one of the most successful technology companies in the world,  died on Oct 5, 2011. His accomplishments liken him to Thomas Edison and others as one of History’s greatest inventors/innovators. He lacked a college degree, began by sleeping on the floors of his friends homes, and rose to a pinnacle of success seldom achieved by anyone. He is a Winner Against the Odds.
In the following Video he shares with all …

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Carolyn Chambers : “If I Put the Work In, I Will Succeed.”

Carolyn Chambers is an Oregon native and graduate of the University of Oregon. She is currently the Chairman and CEO of the Oregon based company, Chambers Communications Corporation, a business that she built from the ground up. The corporation currently consists of three television broadcast stations, a television, movie, and video production company, an internet cable system, and an internet service provider.

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Phil Knight : The Man Behind the Myth

It is quite fitting that Nike Corp. be named after a Greek Goddess, as the company’s co-founder, Phillip Hampson Knight, has become somewhat of a mythical figure himself. Phillip Hampson Knight, the 7.3 billion dollar net worth, enigmatic figure at the helm of the most successful athletic company in the history of the world, has become a legend, especially here in Oregon, his home state. Since Nike currently sells 40% of the nation’s athletic footwear, it is sometimes easy to forget about the company’s humble beginnings.

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John & Phil’s Toyota : Winner of The President’s Award for 15 Years

Phil also makes sure to give back to the community. “Our basic philosophy is to contribute toward health, fire, police and kids,” he says. “We just did a scholarship worth $7,500 via a drawing in a Corvallis High School business class. We had a lot of fun with that.” Giving back to the community is just an extension of Phil’s focus on customer service, and Giving Back is the key to his success.

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Town & Country Realty : 50 Years of Excellence

“It’s all about providing our clients outstanding service. Our realtors need to be educated, experienced, and motivated. I only hire professionals who genuinely care about the best interests of the customer. Professionals follow up on the details and, if something is not okay, they get involved and fix it.” Honesty and integrity are cornerstones at Town & Country Realty. One of the company’s guiding mottos is “to do whatever is right, not whatever it takes.”

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Melody Bnah : Your Real Estate Guide In Eugene/Springfield

Melody Bnah is a woman with a great passion for everything she does in life and in business. When she was fourteen, she longed to own a horse, but her parents told her she couldn’t, as it was out of their budget. She began to save up money through babysitting and other jobs and was able to purchase a horse by herself in a matter of months. By the time she was fifteen, she had bought and sold horses at the largest horse and mule auction in the world, the LA County Horse and Mule Auction. “I paid the mortgage on our family’s house with the money I made.”

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Timberhill Athletic Club : A Place Where Families Play and Exercise

We are more than just a place to work out. I see us as an adjunct to enhancing other physical activities. If you like to garden, but you’re not in shape to garden, we can support that and help you improve your physical and mental ability to enjoy it more,” he said, adding, “or even if you’re just having trouble with your day-to-day activities, we can help with that.”

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