Roberto Santiago Founder of Manaira Shopping Catapults Economic Development in Brazil

Paraiba is no longer cited for its beautiful sunsets and sandy beaches alone courtesy of Roberto Santiago. The 58 year old businessman and entrepreneur has placed the region on the map because of his business ventures. Roberto Santiago was born and raised in João Pessoa. He is the face of the state of Paraíba where he continues to meet the household consumption requirements. He is famous for investing in the shopping sector segment that flourishes even in the face of an economic crisis in Brazil. Driven by the need to fill the gap in the leisure and entertainment industry, Santiago, the business guru founded the popular Manaira Shopping mall in Paraiba. In 2015 alone over two million shoppers visited Manaira Shopping making it one of the most visited in the region. Santiago envisioned a center where members of a family could visit and have fun. Indeed, he has succeeded in giving the Brazilian shoppers just that.

 

The center is built near the north coast beaches. Santiago’s Manaira Shopping is one of the largest in the region occupying an area of seventy five thousand square meters. It houses twenty eight stores each with distinct features. His entrepreneurial vision of providing multiple services in a single space is reflected in the amenities offered in the center. It houses a college, concert hall and gymnasium meaning that it houses different kinds of people.

 

Manaira Shopping boasts of some of the best entertainment equipment in the region. These entertainment devices occupy eleven rooms in the building. The movie section is equipped with advanced machines for the benefit of customers. It has a VIP section for customers who are willing to pay more for a movie. The 3-dimension room is fitted with armchairs that ensure greater visibility. Additionally, the bowling tracks are modern and electronic to meet the needs of the young generation who visit the center. It also has over two hundred electronic game machines suitable for different ages and tastes. There are also ballrooms for hire, as well as exquisite food for visitors. Roberto Santiago is a visionary entrepreneur, and continues to promote economic development in the country.

 

Roberto Santiago’s idea of opening up a center like this one in the region has helped many people. The value of houses in the city has appreciated since the creation of Manaira Shopping. Additionally, other investment companies have shown interest in the region with others going ahead and opening up businesses. His business idea has also improved the lives of residents in the city through the creation of employment. Santiago also managed to provide for a variety of needs, which is his greatest achievement.

 

Know the Music Career of Cassio Audi

Many people who know Cassio Audi today probably know him for something else but not music. Probably because his time in the music industry was not long or just because there is little information out there regarding this fact. Cassio Audi was a founding member of a rock music group known as Viper Rock Band. Viper Rock Band was founded in 1985 by Cassio Audi and for other partners. His partners were Pit Passarell, Felipe Machado, Yves Passarell and Andre Machado. They all entered the music scene when they were teenagers. All of them were Brazilian. They emulated a British heavy metal music group called the Iron Maiden. They looked upon this group as inspiration since they were their role models. Those who knew Cassio Audi concur that he was a dedicated and talented musician who would have had a great career. He doubled up as music composer and drummer for the band.

Viper Rock Band dropped their first demo album known as “The Killera Sword.” Some of the tracks in the album included; Killera, the Princess from Hell, and Signs of the Night. These songs were to later find their way into the official album released in1987. The album was called Soldiers of Sunrise. These songs were however not released in their original form. Some adjustments had been made. At the time of releasing the first album, Cassio Audi was still the drummer for the band. After the release of the first album, most fans and critics agreed that the releases were classical but there was still room for improvement since this was their first debut.

Cassio was specifically pointed out as one of the strongest pillars of the group. His talent in music was very promising. However, in 1989, he left the band and was never again part of any musical recording or performance by the band. He decided to join college and pursue a degree in business administration. After his bachelors, he joined the University of Sao Paulo for MBA in Finance.

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