Head of Einayim, the Kiryat Ata Eye Clinic in
I've been running my own businesses for a
long time and never regretted being self-employed.
Through the Enterprise Agency I can pass on the benefit of
my years of experience and, quite frankly, I get a kick out
of helping others achieve their potential.
: (Who's who at the Enterprise Agency of North Kent)
The University of Nottingham has the following
Papers of Gustave Porges, Quartermaster, American
Expeditionary Force, and his immediate family, 1914-1944
Dates of creation of material: 1914-1944
Context Administrative/biographical history:
The papers in the collection relate to three members of the Porges
family. Gustave Porges was an American. The entry of the United
States into the First World War saw Porges temporarily abandon his
commercial interests with the firm Strhmeyer, Arpe and Company,
New York, and join the Quartermaster Corps of the American Expeditionary
Forces commanded by General J.J. Pershing. Responsible for supplies
to the Army in France, Porges had been promoted to the rank of Major
by 1917. Following the cessation of hostilities he was sent to Spain
to report upon subsistence matters there, and achieved the rank
of Colonel early in 1919. He received 12 medals from foreign countries
for his services during the War, including the French Legion of
Honour. Colonel Porges died in May 1940.
Other papers relate to Porges' wife, Alice Emma
Porges, and son William Waldo Porges, a lawyer.
Custodial history: The papers came to the
University library from a family member in 1984.
Content & Structure Scope:
The most significant part of the Collection is the material relating
to Gustave Porges and the First World War.
These papers are mainly concerned with his official duties as Quartermaster,
1917-1921, and include a small quantity of war memorabilia, 1913-1919.
Many of the documents deal directly with issues of stores and subsistence
markets, but some more general correspondence about current conditions
and the war is also present. Post-war material is in the form of
memorabilia, for example recording exceptional public service in
William Waldo Porges' papers, 1929-1932, consist solely of routine
administrative papers relating to his position as a solicitor in
The papers of Alice Porges of New York include a letter of condolence
from John Pershing on the death of her husband Gustave.
The remainder comprises invitations to charity events, and acknowledgements
for her gifts and donations made during the Second World War.
There are also a number of newspaper cuttings, 1914-19 and 1925-38,
relating to events with which Gustave Porges was associated.
Photographs of Porges and other officers, 1917-1934 are present.
Finally, there is a section of miscellaneous material relating to
British records and ephemera of the Second World War.
This includes petrol ration forms, information sheets, and the music
and lyrics to '(We're Gonna Hang Out) The Washing on the Siegfried
Content summary: Correspondence, newspaper cuttings,
photographs Arrangement: The material has been listed chronologically
within series divided according to form (correspondence, newspaper
To see the
project of Porges family website designed by L-I Porges, click
Thursday May 4, 2000 Company Press Release
Andersen Consulting Opens New York Dot-Com Launch Centre
Partners Michael Porges and Craig Stanley to Lead New York Centre
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2000--
Andersen Consulting today announced the opening of its New York
Dot-Com Launch Centre -- part of the firm's network of 22 Dot-Com
Launch Centres in major cities around the globe.
Located at 1345 Avenue of the Americas, the New
York Dot-Com Launch Centre will provide start-ups and spin-offs
with the necessary management, marketing, finance, administration,
and technology expertise needed to become enduring, revenue generating
businesses. Having worked with hundreds of start-ups over the last
few years, Andersen Consulting is ramping up its offerings in this
arena by providing dedicated capabilities to dot-com companies working
with the Launch Centre. The New York Launch Centre will be co-led
by Michael A. Porges, a partner with the firm's Retail Practice,
and Craig M. Stanley, a partner with the firm's Financial Services
In their new roles, Mr. Porges and Mr. Stanley
will be responsible for assisting Andersen Consulting partners in
the region with identifying, appraising, and executing opportunities
with both new start-up businesses and spin-offs from established
companies. They will also be responsible for furthering Andersen
Consulting's relationships and alliances with the New York business
community, and managing the eCommerce professionals who will serve
as key strategic, technology and marketing resources for the Internet
businesses launched by the Centre.
``The New York Dot-Com Launch Centre will focus
on selected start-ups and spin-offs where we can most effectively
leverage our know-how and Andersen Consulting assets to create economic
value faster, better, and more effectively than anyone else,'' said
Mr. Porges. ``The Launch Centre brings together the firm's
deep market and industry knowledge, global reach and proprietary
eCommerce tools and architecture with the speed, creativity, and
entrepreneurial spirit for which Internet start-ups are known.''
Mike Porges is the Managing Partner of Andersen
Consulting's Strategic Services Retail Practice for North America.
He has 24 years of business experience; 15 years as a Senior Management
Consultant and 9 years in Consumer Products Package Goods Management.
His management consulting expertise includes strategy, marketing,
sales, merchandising, supply chain, and profit improvement. For
the past several years, he has focused on major eCommerce strategy
and development projects both in start-ups and for major corporations.
He is currently leading two eCommerce start-up projects. Prior to
his consulting experience, Mike had senior level management responsibilities
in packaged goods marketing and sales for The Gillette Company,
Nabisco, and Remington. Mike has also started two ventures during
his business career in the real estate and services areas.
Craig Stanley is a Partner in Andersen Consulting's
Financial Services/Capital Markets Practice. Based in New York,
he has been serving clients for over 15 years with an emphasis on
assisting banking, capital markets, and insurance organizations
based in the US and overseas with their most challenging technology
implementation issues. His expertise includes development and delivery
of eCommerce programs, information technology strategy and planning,
distributed application design and implementation, and complex technology
architecture implementation for established clients as well as start-ups.
Most recently, Craig has led Andersen Consulting's efforts to develop
and enhance eCommerce solution delivery capabilities in conjunction
with leading companies such as S1 Corporation. He is currently leading
two eCommerce start-ups in the Financial Services 0arena and serves
as an advisor to several other initiatives.
``New York is one of the fastest growing, most
innovative start-up markets in the country and an ideal marketplace
for us to establish a Launch Centre,'' said Mr. Stanley. ``In a
short period of time, the New York Dot-Com Launch Centre is becoming
an activity hub for dot-com clients, venture capitalists, incubators,
brick & mortar spin-offs, and other eEconomy visionaries. We
have been fortunate to establish our facilities in New York so quickly,
and our clients value the immediate access to computing resources
and Internet infrastructure that the Launch Centre provides. During
our soft launch period, we have had incredible interest and demand
for our services, and we are focusing our approach on the best opportunities
for both our clients and Andersen Consulting.''
About the New York Dot-Com Launch Centre Building
on Andersen Consulting's proven track record as a leader in eCommerce,
the New York Dot-Com Launch Centre will help to reduce dramatically
the time it takes an eBusiness to go from initially-funded start-up,
to revenue-producing business, and ultimately to successful initial
public offering (IPO). Unlike an incubator, which typically works
with businesses from the conceptual stage through their first 60
to 120 days, the New York Dot-Com Launch Centre will work with initially
funded eBusinesses that already have a nucleus of management and
financial support, helping them to quickly build and achieve market
success. To help jump start eBusinesses, the Centre will provide
-- Internet-tested professionals ready to serve
as key strategic, technology, and marketing resources or as part
of an off-the-shelf management team -- Andersen Consulting's full
range of assets including proprietary eCommerce tools and architecture
-- Andersen Consulting's relationships with leading businesses --
Recognized credibility through linkage with Andersen Consulting's
global brand -- Leading-edge eCommerce software through Andersen
Consulting's alliances (Ariba, Asera, Blue Martini, Calico, Commerce
One, i2, Manugistics, Oracle, PeopleSoft, PrimeResponse, S1, SAP,
Siebel, STC, Sun-Netscape/AOL, and Retek) -- Real-time solutions
to the challenges that commonly impede and delay start-ups, through
the firm's deep market and industry knowledge, global reach, and
unmatched distribution channels -- A valuable database of competitive
knowledge and business experience
The New York Dot-Com Launch Centre is part of the
firm's global network of 22 Centres. Andersen Consulting will take
up to $1.2 billion in equity over three years from start-ups as
partial compensation for its services and assets, such as intellectual
property and knowledge capital. The New York Dot-Com Launch Centre
has already begun work with select clients that include: Urbanfetch,
EZsize.com, CyberElan.com, and Polestar Capital Partners.
About Andersen Consulting:
Andersen Consulting is an $8.9 billion global management
and technology consulting organization whose mission is to help
its clients create their future. The organization works with clients
from a wide range of industries to link their people, processes
and technologies to their strategies. Andersen Consulting has approximately
65,000 people in 48 countries. Its home page is http://www.ac.com.
Serena Porges is an independent consultant
who combines media relations and intercultural/diversity training
tools to help clients create strategies to manage cultural
differences, promote cross-cultural awareness and develop
Serena draws upon her background in the international media
arena, working previously in Australia with SBS, a multicultural
television/radio broadcaster representing over 60 nationalities
across the country.
Since her arrival in the United States, Serena has focused
on helping organizations prepare executives for offshore assignments
with a better understanding of diversity in global business.
She holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia
University, and a B.Ed. from Sydney University, Australia.
May 17 2000 Iyar 5760
The Business Scene, by Greer Fay Cashman
Dr. YairPorges, 42, has been appointed
head of Einayim, the Kiryat Ata Eye Clinic, which is dedicated to
improving vision and helping its patients to see without the use
of eyeglasses. Porges was previously the chief surgeon at
Laniado Hospital's Laser Institute. Einayim has seven branches across