Stream Energy is showing how much it truly cares. The Dallas-based energy supplier has witnessed one of the biggest disasters right on its doorstep. Hurricane Harvey caused widespread destruction in Texas, and in response, Stream Energy set up its own charitable wing of the company. Stream Cares has been created to deal with the company’s philanthropic work.
While Stream Cares had been giving generously for over a decade, it marks the formal beginning of the charitable side of the organization. Stream Energy has worked in the past with global charity organizations. It has helped with projects with the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity. Its latest partnership is with a more local charity. Hope Supply Co focuses its efforts on homeless children. Homelessness is a huge problem in Dallas, and the effect it has on children is sometimes overlooked. Hope Supply Co supplies schoolbooks, clothes, food and even diapers.
Stream Cares recently organized a day out for some of those children. Stream Cares employees took the group to a water park. It was the first time many of the kids had experienced something like it. It was also a chance for the employees to show how much they care. It is sometimes easy for companies to just write a check for charities, but Stream Energy employees wanted to help out with their time.
It was not the only event Stream Energy has organized for children and their families. A lunch was hosted for veterans and their families, and a recent event gave ten daughters of veterans the chance to take part in the American Girl Doll Experience. Stream Energy paid fully for both events. The company will continue to look for ways to give back to the communities that it serves. It is all part of its larger commitment to make charity work one of the main things that it is known for.
At only 24 years old, Guilherme Paulus with the help of his co-founder, Carlos Vincente founded the Operadora e Agência de Viagens CVC Tour Ltda in 1972. CVC since its inception has risen to be a globally recognized tourism company. Guilherme later sold the company at $750 million. He, however, owns an 8% stake of the company. Paulus also owns the GJP hotels and resorts which are named after him, Guilherme de Jesus Paulus. It is the biggest tour operator in Latin America
Guilherme Paulus started to nurture his career when he was an IBM employee. Being an intern in IBM, Guilherme learned about how large organizations function and at only 20 years, he had a dream to apply his learning into the hospitality industry. Paulus is known for his approach of ‘one thing at a time, one resort at a time.’
GJP under Paulus has hotels and resorts throughout Brazil. With over 14 hotels, Paulus has employed over 2000 people who have served over 100,000 guests since GJP inception in 1995. GJP has hotels in Maceio, Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo. Guilherme, in addition to winning the award of the best Entrepreneur of the year award is one of the most successful businessmen in the tourism industry. Read more on istoedinheiro.com
Having business administration knowledge which he studied in college, his tourism career has been a success for the past five decades due to offering contemporary travel packages to his clients. Guilherme Paulus has also ventured into the aviation industry. In 2006, Paulus bought a struggling aviation company called Webjet which in 2006, he propelled Webjet to be the third biggest airline in Brazil. He later sold Webjet to GOL (Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA) in 2011.
In Brazil, he sits as a senior member of the National Tourism Council, Sao Paulo Convention, and Visitors Bureau, and the Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies. Due to the Brazilian booming tourism industry, Paulus joined the Forbes billionaires list with a net worth of over $1.1 billion. Guilherme is also recognized globally with awards like being an important developer in tourism by the French government among other awards.
Guilherme Paulus believes optimism and gratitude keep him going. He says he could not manage his hotels were it not for organization and planning for everything beforehand. Guilherme believes that the fear of the unknown is what stops many entrepreneurs. Acting on your dream boldly is the first step to success.