Archive: June 2018

Emmon’s Waiakea Water

Drinking water from a water bottle is considered a better alternative to tap water because of better taste, quality, accessibility, and safety. But people who purchase bottled water should be aware that not all bottled water is a good product. Ideally, bottled water comes directly from a spring somewhere. Many are really just tap water that has been processed through a filtering machine. Although it is not the best process for bottled water, it is acceptable as long as the company is clear that this is what they are doing.

Sadly, many do not. Many insinuate on their bottles that their tap contents actually come directly from a spring in some exotic location. This is especially problematic if the cost for this water is expensive because of this locality. These companies will not be able to prove their claim if customers press for a claim, and they should if there is any doubt. Waiakea Water is proud to say that they can back up their claim and encourage customers to pursue proof for such claims from them.

Waiakea Water is particularly good for combating the negative effects of heartburn. But that is only one of its health benefits. This bottled water has a natural alkaline pH of 8.2, providing your body with many benefits achieved with no other brand of bottled water in the world.

The Waiakea Water does more than just sell its quality products around the world. They are also constantly involved in various philanthropic initiatives around the world that seek to bring clean water sources to needy regions.

Waiakea Water’s CEO, Ryan Emmons, founded the company in 2012. It was while growing up in Hawaii that Emmons developed abiding love and appreciation for the environment and clean, healthy living. As a young man, he discovered a spring at the base of a volcano that was the best water he had ever had. He decided to make it his mission to bring this water to the world. Upon graduating college, he immediately founded Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water.

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Building America’s Architects: Robert Ivy’s Lifetime Achievement

he CEO and EVP of American Institute of Architects (AIA), recently became the first architect in history to receive the Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, or MIAL, uses the award to honor artists and art-patrons who have a connection to Mississippi and whose lifetime works are worthy of notation. Actor Morgan Freeman and writer Shelby Foote are just two of the Mississippians who have been given the award. MIAL President Nancy LaForge cited Robert Ivy as an ambassador for architecture and making it accessible and enjoyable for the general public.

In 2011 Ivy joined the AIA, but prior to that he was known as the man who made McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record a worldwide name and helped the journal amass several awards. He would also help the journal launch culturally and language appropriate versions of the journal in China and Middle East, skyrocketing the magazine’s sales there. Since joining the AIA Robert Ivy has helped it expand into seven global chapters that enable America’s architects to practice their skills worldwide.

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Robert Ivy served as a U.S. Navy officer before beginning his career in architecture, and earned a Bachelor Degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South. He would later receive a Master of Architecture degree from Tulane University and be honored by the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture with the Dean’s Medal in 2017. Alpha Rho Chi, the national architecture fraternity, selected Ivy as the only architect in the 21st century to receive the coveted and rare title of Master Architect, making him one of only seven to ever receive the award.

In addition to his work as an architect, Ivy published a biography entitled Fay Jones: Architect in 2001, which was later cited by the Art Library Society of North American for its high design and scholarship standards. Robert Ivy is currently the CEO of AIA in addition to continuing work as an editor, architect and architectural and biographical author.

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