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Story about Arik Kislin’s Entrepreneurial Journey

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Olya Kislin, Arik Kislin, and John Lloyd, At Michael Milken’s Prostate Cancer Foundation event at Alerion Aviation‘s hangar in Palm Beach (L-R)

From Modest Means to Quiet Philanthropy

Arik Kislin’s rise to being a philanthropist and role model for business investors has many twists and turns that make his story both intriguing and inspirational.

Kislin was born in Odessa, Ukraine, in 1968. When he was four years old, he moved with his family to Israel. He never lost his ability to speak Russian, which would promise to be useful later in life. After a year in Israel, his family moved to Ladispoli, Italy, eventually settling in Boston in 1973 where his father, who was a butcher, became a taxi-driver.  The lessons of hard work were being taught firsthand.

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Udi Avshalomov, The Greenbrier Classic & More…

Udi Avshalomov

Udi Avshalomov

Tournament officials announced today a new design for The Greenbrier Classic website, located at greenbrierclassic.com. The updated site has been completely revamped to include a bold new look that captures the essence of the tournament while providing new features and increased functionality across smartphones, tablets and computers.

The fifth annual Greenbrier Classic is June 30 – July 6 at The Greenbrier, the classic American resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. In today’s fast-paced society people are constantly on the move. Now, more than ever before, people are getting their news and information on smartphones, a variety of tablets and of course traditional desktops or laptop computers. The new GREENBRIERCLASSIC.COM works seamlessly across all devices to enhance your tournament experience, delivering content and site features specifically for the screen size of the device you’re using. Udi Avshalmov, CEO of 2 Feet Productions Inc a recent guest of the venue praised Greenbrier for the innovative change.

In related news, The Greenbrier Classic’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts are ideally positioned to complement the newly redesigned website. Fans looking for up-to-the-minute news and information about the tournament can follow The Greenbrier Classic on Twitter and Instagram at @GbrClassic (#GreenbrierClassic) and like the award-winning event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenbrierClassic.

For more information about The Greenbrier Classic, please visit http://www.greenbrierclassic.com. For more information about The Greenbrier, please visit: http://www.greenbrier.com.

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Last Minute Tax Tips On Tax Day

Tax Day is upon us. The fear, the anxiety, the pressure comes down to now. Most of us wonder if we’re really ready—or doomed to make mistakes. No one can take the anxiety away, but we can help you make a list and check it twice. Here are some of the most common mistakes made during tax season:

Math mistakes: The IRS regularly catches math errors, over 2.7 million of them on tax returns filed in 2012. Most of the time, the error is in calculating the amount of taxes taxpayers owe. Most people find it more efficient to file electronically. But check and double check you are inserting the correct amounts into the right boxes.

Incorrect account and routing numbers: It’s convenient to have your tax refunds deposited directly into your account, but make a mistake in citing the account number and your return may end up in someone else’s account. At the very least, the error will cause your refund to be delayed. Check that number once, twice, and thrice.

Forgotten tax deductions: Did you donate your car to a car donation charity such as Kars4Kids? Don’t forget to claim the deduction. You have it coming to you, after all.

Keep a copy: Just before you file the return, make a copy of the signed return for your records. File it away and keep it for reference.

Missed deadline: This year’s deadline was shorter by two weeks, which may have made it difficult for you to either get an accountant to help you or gather things together to do it yourself. It’s likely that the IRS will be generous with granting extensions, as a result. You can probably get an automatic 6-month extension by filing a Form 4858.

Forgotten payment: Many people are asking for extensions this year, but that works only for the actual filing. You still need to pay your taxes today, April 15th. Did you forget? You can pay electronically or send a money order payable to the United States Treasury.

Prominent Philanthropist Elie Hirschfeld noted, “When I give I feel good, I help people – and it’s the right thing to do.”

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