With a proliferation of consumers utilizing the Internet, looking good online has never been of more critical importance. Companies large and small spend billions of dollars annually enhancing their online image, ensuring they reach target customers through attractive websites with user-friendly e-commerce features. Companies also pursue Web-based marketing strategies through pay-per-click links, banner ads, and email campaigns. This proliferation of online marketing strategies comes at a price: Internet consumers are increasingly inundated with companies selling them products and services, tuning most of them out.
In addition, it is often difficult to weed out legitimate businesses from those with less-than-scrupulous approaches. Whether through Yelp reviews or TripAdvisor reports, unscrupulous firms try to skew perceptions to favor their own company, while demoting and defaming competitors. Consumer Case looks past the hype and examines the value proposition that businesses present, capturing their underlying and intrinsic qualities.
Consumer Case is dedicated to featuring companies that offer products and services of quality and integrity, which may be lost among the multitude of online firms purporting to offer consumer value. Highlighted firms offer a variety of products or services, from widget suppliers to online seminars in widget-making. Consumer Case also highlights practitioners in the legal, medical, and financial spheres who have gained recognition for extending customers the highest levels of courtesy, responsiveness, and care. The businesses we feature are unified in placing the wants of the clients, customers, and patients they serve first. Consumer Case strives to disseminate information about companies and practices that really matter and deserve to reach a wider consumer base.
- Heartland Financial USA Inc.: A Multi-Bank Holding Company
Registered as a multi-bank holding company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc. continues to operate as a parent business to 12 other subsidiaries that continue to provide a wide range of financial services in the United States. The company is headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa.
Valued at $6.5 billion, Heartland Financial USA continues to oversee the operations of Dubuque Bank, First Community Bank, Illinois Bank & Trust, Wisconsin Bank & Trust, Arizona Bank & Trust, Citizens Finance, Summit Bank & Trust, Nex Mexico Bank & Trust, Morrill & Janes Bank, Minnesota Bank & Trust, Rocky
- Hatteras Financial Corp: A Mortgage-Focused Investment Company
Hatteras Financial Corporation is registered as a real estate investment trust firm. Under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the business will continue to be free from Federal Income Tax for as long as it continues to return 90% of its earnings to its shareholders.
The company continues to invest in single-family residential mortgage real estate assets across the country. It is listed as a publicly traded venture and registered as an externally managed mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT). Its assets include mortgage-backed security (MBS), which are considered as pass-through securities that consist of a pool of mortgage loans.
- GSI Technology: The Global Leader in Memory Products
When it comes to memory products, GSI Technology, Inc. is one of the leaders in the industry. The business continues to supply the world with high performance memory products that are capable of supporting critical applications.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, GSI Technology categorizes its offerings into two classifications: low latency DRAM products and static random access memory products. These products are used in the automotive industry, military, medical and for networking purposes. The business is known for carrying the largest high performance memory product portfolio in the market today. The products offered by