Saturday, February 10, 2018

Supporting the Caribbean via Tourism


Drawing on nearly two decades of sales experience, Matthew Musheno continues to serve as a senior account executive at Johnson Controls, Inc., a general contracting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. In his leisure time, Matthew Musheno enjoys traveling extensively throughout the Caribbean.

As the islands in the Caribbean continue to recover from the hurricanes of 2017, tourism is still highly encouraged due to the fact that many of these islands' economies are predicated on it. By visiting one of these islands and spending money at local restaurants and stores you can help boost the region's economy and directly support individuals seeking to recover from the catastrophic damage. In fact, many affected islands quickly made their restaurants and hotels operational again while other islands escaped damage altogether and continue to welcome visitors.

The islands that were hit the hardest by the hurricanes include Puerto Rico, St. Martin, Barbuda, St. John, Dominica, and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. If you plan to visit any of these areas check on the current status on rebuilding efforts before finalizing your plans. You should also consider contributing to ongoing hurricane relief efforts.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Golf Provides Effective Calorie-Burning Workout and Improves Vision


Matthew Musheno serves as an account manager for Johnson Controls in Atlanta, There, he leads a number of teams and ensures the proper installation of equipment and technologies for use in construction projects. Outside of his career, Matthew Musheno enjoys golfing.

Individuals who play golf will find that they burn calories quickly. Those who forgo a golf cart and caddie can find themselves burning up to 2,000 calories over the course of 18 holes, while those riding in a cart can still see significant calorie burning of more than 800 per round. Walking with a golf bag and swinging a club also have the added benefit of strengthening core muscles.

Another benefit of playing golf is giving one’s eyes a workout. This occurs because golf requires players to focus on a target that is off in the distance. After golfers swing, they can reevaluate how near or far the ball is in relation to the hole, and if they met their target. The constant focusing is helpful for anyone who believes their vision could be improved on,

Thursday, January 19, 2017

National Center For Fathering's Watch D.O.G.S. Program


Matthew Musheno serves as an account manager for Johnson Controls, Inc. In his position, he is responsible for general contractor accounts, and leads teams of engineers that develop projects. In addition to his professional duties, Matthew Musheno stays involved with several charitable organizations, including the National Center for Fathering.

The National Center for Fathering offers different programs, including the Watch D.O.G.S., which stands for Dads of Great Students. The program involves male figures in a child’s life, such as fathers and uncles that are positive role models. These individuals assist at least one day a year in an activity assigned by their child’s school principal, such as being a crossing guard or working in the lunchroom. 

As more schools begin offering the program, male role models become involved not only in their child’s education, but also help to make environments positive, with less bullying, since there is a great feeling of security throughout the school. The program began in 1998, and is now present in over 40 states and five different countries.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Planning a Caribbean Island Vacation

 




Matthew Musheno serves as an account manager for Johnson Controls Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, where he manages large owner and general contractor accounts. In his free time, Matthew Musheno enjoys traveling and has visited many parts of Europe and the Caribbean.

The Caribbean is a vast expanse of islands and beach paradises; picking just one or several islands to visit can be a hard decision for many travelers. However, there are many resources that can help you narrow it down, such as Lonely Planet, who divides the islands into two categories, easily accessed and those further out. Tourists looking for a quick, enjoyable beach vacation might consider Aruba, which is best for those who do not like to plan too much in advance, or the Bahamas, ideal for those who want a little more adventure through island hopping and diving opportunities. Other resources, like U.S. News & World Report, rank the islands based on a variety of criteria. At the top of the list is the British Virgin Islands, followed by St. Lucia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Before you plan your Caribbean trip, be sure to conduct thorough research in order to get the most of your dream vacation.