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Hurricane Sandy – One of the Deadliest Hurricanes to Hit America

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Hurricane Sandy
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An MBA instructor at Louisiana State University, Kirk Fisher is the chief operating officer of Plexos Group. Besides managing the company’s business operations, Kirk Fisher of Louisiana also oversaw the company’s recovery efforts for the city of New York after Hurricane Sandy struck.

Hurricane Sandy was a post-tropical cyclone that hit the Caribbean and the northeastern shore of the United States in October 2012. The hurricane claimed 149 lives in the US, 67 in the Caribbean, and one in Canada. The storm also caused an estimated $62 billion in damage, making it the most expensive storm in the United States since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Hurricane Sandy developed to tropical storm status near the Caribbean on October 19. It grew into a hurricane on October 24 when its wind speeds peaked at 74 mph. Sandy made landfall in Jamaica on October 24, tearing through the island on its way to Cuba. It hit Cuba on October 25 and the Bahamas the following day. It was downgraded to a tropical storm before gaining strength over open water and turning north toward the US coast.

Sandy made landfall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 29 with wind speeds hitting 80 mph. The hurricane flooded streets, uprooted power poles, and destroyed the city’s famous boardwalk. The storm caused numerous fires in the New York metro area, and at its height left 7.5 million people without power.

Why Hire a Business Consultant?

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Plexos Group
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Louisiana executive Kirk Fisher serves as COO for Plexos Group, which offers a wide array of services, including business consulting, to help businesses maximize their potential. How can a business benefit from consultation services?

Most companies are run by experts in their particular industry. For example, people with degrees in hospitality run hotels and restaurants. Experienced contractors and engineers build buildings, roads, and oversee fabrication and design. While business leaders are properly equipped to handle problems that are specific to their trade, their specialization may not include many other components that are necessary for overall success. This is where a business consultant can be of real benefit.

Consultants like Kirk Fisher of Louisiana and the team at Plexos Group of can fill in any gaps in experience and knowledge for businesses of all sizes. Services offered by Plexos include designing and implementing staffing procedures, providing custom analytics and reports, undertaking IT updates and system overhauls, and much more.

Annual Casas for CASA Fundraiser Benefits Abused and Neglected Youth

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CASA
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A business management professional with over 20 years of experience, Kirk Fisher serves as the chief operating officer for the Louisiana-based Plexos Group and teaches business courses part-time in Louisiana State University’s Flores MBA Program. Kirk Fisher also plays in Better than Nobody, a band that performs at a variety of charitable events, including the Casas for CASA playhouse raffle hosted by the Louisiana chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

CASA operates with the mission of providing children involved in legal proceedings involving abuse or neglect with a court appointed special advocate volunteer. Advocates provide support, speak up on behalf of foster children in court, and help secure permanent and secure homes for children in foster care. Louisiana currently offers 18 programs in 55 parishes, including Northeast Louisiana, New Orleans, and the Capital Area of Baton Rouge.

East Baton Rouge Parish’s Casas for CASA fundraiser is designed to raise public awareness and provide funding for Capital Area CASA Association programs. The fundraiser consists of three summer events that include a playhouse raffle, a silent auction fiesta, and the Kids Day safety and wellness fair. Its central event involves a playhouse raffle featuring an original luxury playhouse as the grand prize. Raffle periods last three weeks, and the Mall of Louisiana displays the year’s playhouse prize until the raffle’s conclusion.