A Close Call With Olympic Valley Incorporation

In an article published by Reno-Gazette Journal, Andrew Wirth stated that it has been a very rough four years for the north shore communities of Lake Tahoe. For the past four years there has been massive political and natural damage to Wirth’s personal company, Squaw Valley Ski. According to Wirth, the political issues along with droughts in and around Lake Tahoe, was nothing but a recipe for disaster. The incorporation that “could” have fallen on Squaw Valley Ski could take risen the residents taxes and decreased services in the area such as snow plowing and road maintenance. With these two services, residents could be put in possible danger for numerous accidents.

Andy Wirth has been the CEO at Squaw Valley Ski since August 2010 and has worked in the mountain resort/hotel industry for over 25 years. Alongside of Wirth’s long history with mountain resorts, he also holds numerous awards including the Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award, Business Leader of the Year Award (Steam Boat Springs)and HSMAI’s Top 25 Minds in Hospitality, Marketing Lists and Traveling Sales. Wirth’s drive and motivation to become a professional within the resort business has taken him all the way to the top where he has become not only successful within the community and his career, but financially as well.

Because of the way Andy Wirth presents himself with professional and driven manor, he was given the opportunity to play a role on Under Cover Boss. On the show, Wirth played the role as a customer to see how well the business was run and what the customer service was like. Once he had his list written out, he put his plan into action. From there he helped the employees and their owner fix their personal flaws within the business, in hopes that everyone would learn to work together and give the customers what they pay for. A man like Andy Wirth has the potential to help thousands learn to run business’s properly and finance their funds and property with no hassles.


Freedom For All: The Misssion of the HRF

In August of 2006, the Human Rights Foundation opened its office in New York, and has since been hard at work in promoting individual liberty and freedom around the world. The Foundation is without bias or political affiliation, and bases its work on the 1976 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The document represents the ideals of the human rights movement, including (but not limited to) freedom of speech, worship, property, and equal treatment under the law.
The founder of the Human Rights Foundation is Thor Halvorssen. Having worked in human rights since 1989, some of Halvorssen’s motivation stems from personal experience in injustice. His diplomat father was falsely imprisoned and tortured in Venezuela. After human rights organizations secured his release, his mother was gunned down by members of the Venezuelan government. Then, his cousin was taken a as a political prisoner in Venezuela as well. Instead of seeking retribution, Halvorssen’s foundation is committed to a non-violent approach to diplomacy.
Thor Halvorssen’s graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science and history. In addition to his work in human rights, he is also an accomplished filmmaker. After college, Thor Halvorssen went on to work for human rights organizations, and founded the Oslo Freedom Forum and a children’s peace movement, On Own Feet. He has been a contributor to the New York Time, TIME, and many other publications, as well as appearing on television programs such as Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC.
HRF works on many fronts to spread liberty around the world. It participates in campaigns to free prisoners and produces films about the subject. However, it also moves to educate the global community on the issues at hand. They bring education to closed societies, set up informative events and releases educational materials. The HRF does not aim to simple get the attention of politicians: they believe in informing the general public of the problem of human rights and encourage everyone to take a stand for freedom around the world.