January 2016

Apex Review Of May Your Heart Be Light (Sandy Lender) A Christmas tale of paranormal romantic suspense featuring vampires...no joke.

- May Your Heart Be Light: A Christmas Faerie Tale

Sandy Lender

ArcheBooks Publishing

ISBN: 9781595072764

Reviewed By Michaela Novak

Official Apex Reviews Rating:
  5 Stars

A Christmas tale of paranormal romantic suspense featuring vampires...no joke.

If one were to accuse May Your Heart Be Light: A Christmas Faerie Tale of being anything but original, they’d be flat out wrong. Author Sandy Lender has crafted such a unique, genre-bending tale that it’s hard to imagine how she envisioned it in the first place. Centered on the endearing courtship of the charming Caleb and Jenna, May Your Heart Be Light is equally suspenseful and humorous as it stokes the Christmas spirit in the reader – in ways one could hardly imagine. From one unlikely – and highly amusing – scenario to the next, this engaging holiday tale isn’t likely to replace A Christmas Story or Polar Express in the annals of yuletide tradition, but it certainly carves out a place of its own for the more unconventional among us.

A thoroughly enjoyable read.

Never Have a Boring Lunch Again Enjoy a year of tasty make-ahead lunches suitable for vegetarians and anyone who loves food.

Do you end up having the same thing for lunch each day? Perhaps it’s a sandwich you cobble together before racing off to work or something you pick up at lunchtime and spend far too much money on. Maybe your midday meal is just an afterthought.

Hopefully Julia Barnard’s new book Vegetarian Lunches for Two: all your lunch box and weekend meals planned for a year will change all that.

“I realised I was probably not alone when it came to having the same old sandwich each day” Julia Barnard said. “I would get to lunchtime and would struggle to think of something exciting to eat. So I decided to do something about it and have given the humble lunch box a complete makeover”.

All the planning and organising has been done for you. Lunches are prepared the night before and there is a new menu to look forward to each week. A comprehensive shopping list for the week is given so you will know exactly what ingredients you will need. Simply follow the daily instructions and you will have an exciting lunch to look forward to each day. To save time and reduce waste you will make the most of different ingredients and your freezer is put to good use. The meals are perfect for two people and you will not go hungry.

Julia Barnard has been a vegetarian since 1995. It was one of the easiest changes she ever made. In 2003 Julia, she moved to Australia from the UK and this is when she got really excited by food. The fantastic fresh produce available together with the lack of ready meals started a love of cooking. Over the years it became apparent how easy it is to cook from scratch as well as how enjoyable. Her first cookbook Vegetarian Tapas: 150 quick and delicious snacks and bites for sharing was published in 2012.

Here are a few tips from Julia Barnard to help you get the most from your lunches.

1. Maximise your ingredients

Make the most of leftovers, saving you time and reducing waste.  Make a batch of vegetables at the start of the week then turn it into different lunches. Add some couscous for a salad, make a frittata, stuff a pita, even make a soup.

2. Make good use of your freezer

Don’t throw away unused tortilla wraps. Simply seal them up and pop them in the freezer. The same goes for rolls, bread, muffins, bagels, soups. Many different foods can be frozen.

3.  Try different breads

If all you have time to do is make a sandwich, spend a moment browsing the bakery aisle of your supermarket and pick up something different. There are many different varieties of bread available as well as rolls, pitas, flatbreads and wraps. It’s a simple way to vary your lunch.

4. Don’t be afraid of canned goods

Canned beans, lentils, potatoes and corn are perfect for lunch as there is no preparation needed. Simply drain, add a few fresh ingredients and a dressing and you have lunch.

5. Make a simple dressing

Dressings are simple to make and will transform a salad. Mix extra virgin olive oil with half the amount of vinegar or lemon or lime juice. You can add spices, herbs and even mustard according to your preference.

To see all the lunches from Vegetarian Lunches for Two visit http://veggielunches.com, where you can also download a free preview.

Book Details and Purchase Information

Book Title:
Vegetarian Lunches for Two: all your lunch box and weekend meals planned for a year
By: Julia Barnard
Published by: MTC Books
Softcover Print ISBN: 9780980759082

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Environmental Systems LSRP's Assist NJ Property Owners With NJDEP Statutory "Time Frames" s

Commercial properties that have not been completely remediated and have open case numbers are required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection( NJDEP) to compete a Remedial Investigation of the site and file a Remedial Investigation Report by May 1, 2016. Failure to complete may reuslt in enforcement actions, stiff fines and direct oversite by the NJDEP which would impose additional time frames. Environmental Systems Staff of Environmental Scientists and Licensed Site Remediation Professionals ( LSRP) can complete the required Remedial Investigation to comply with the deadline that is fast approaching. Environmental Systems has over 20 years experience performing Remedial Investigations andcleaning up contaminated sites that include indusctrial, commercial, chemical and gas stations. owledge and implementation of alternative remediation techniques  such a Bio Remediation has enabled Environmental Systems to be leade in the field of Site remediation.

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Apex Review Of Choices Meant For All (Sandy Lender)

Choices Meant For All

Sandy Lender

ArcheBooks Publishing

ISBN: 9781595072689

Reviewed By Michaela Novak

Official Apex Reviews Rating:
  5 Stars

As legions of deities rise to threaten both the throne and population of Onweald, the battles fan the gates of the dark spirit world, releasing demons of every species to aid the enemy. Emperor Nigel Taiman, however, soon brings Malachi's power to the Arcanan Army's camp, in hopes of tipping the war’s tide in his bride's favor. To restore the geasa that will save the god she's sworn to protect, Amanda Chariss must escape the very Betrayer's grasp and make choices for the good of all – but does she have the will to sacrifice all she holds dear in the process?

The dynamic conclusion of the Choices trilogy, Choices Meant For All is a solid tale that would work equally well as a standalone. Once author Sandy Lender gets going – and that doesn’t take long – she whisks the reader along at breakneck pace through more thrilling battles than the Lord Of The Rings series. Showing her chops as a master crafter of war and adventure, Lender channels Tolkien and Herbert in her own riveting personal take on the perpetual saga of good vs. evil. Rife with action, drama – and quite a few prophetic surprises – Choices Meant For All is a stunning literary treat. Highly recommended.

First Charity Coalition of 2016 to Kick Off Non-profit Expansion

On 24 February, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization will host 140 members of non-profit organizations in the historic Fort Harrison for the first Charity Coalition Luncheon of 2016.

The February 24th luncheon will include an educational segment covering fundraising essentials and include a presentation by the Hillsborough Education Foundation. Executives and board members of charitable organizations are invited. There is no cost to attend.

Established in September 2014, the Charity Coalition luncheons are held bi-monthly. “In alignment with basic principles laid down by our Church’s founder, Mr. L. Ron Hubbard, we host the luncheons for non-profits to network and collaborate on new initiatives and partnership for future improvements of our community” said Mrs. Jennifer Webb, Community Affairs Director for the Church.

Earlier luncheons featured topics such as: getting the support of donors, building a board, volunteer management and internet marketing.

Featured charities have included Children’s Home Society of Florida, the PACE Center for Girls, Nourish to Flourish, Religious Community Services and Mothers of Minors. The Charity Coalition Anniversary Banquet in September 2015 featured Florida Sheriff’s Police Athletic League with 263 guests in attendance. Since September 2014, the number of non-profit organizations represented at the Luncheons has grown from 31 to over 150.

“I feel that some of the best accomplishments of the Charity Coalition are the partnerships and encouragement that it provides to organizations in our area,” states Giselle Rodriguez, Outreach Coordinator for the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, “the previous event reminded our organization that the work that we do is important and gave us the motivation to continue helping others.”

To RSVP for the February 24th Charity Coalition luncheon, please contact Jennifer at 727-467-6860.

About the Church of Scientology:


The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 nations.  Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this.  The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs, such as anti-drug campaigns, human rights campaigns and global education programs.

Jessica Seeker and the Ghost Walkers

Jessica Seeker’s life can be summed up in one word: derelict. Abandoned at birth, bounced from foster home to foster home and labelled a freak because of her psychic abilities, Jessica has been running from her past for so many years that she never learned what it was to have self-worth.

Gang-raped and left for dead, Jessica is saved by a strange Medicine Woman and Shaman who keeps rambling on about “Our Mothers” and Jessica’s destiny. Once she has healed physically, Jessica is given a crash course in the ways of the ancestors. Unbeknownst to her, she is being groomed to be the Medicine Woman’s successor.

Fighting her destiny tooth and nail, Jessica finally realizes that this is where she belongs. This is what gives her an identity, a home, and a family.

Her resolve and her new powers are tested too soon when she is summoned to solve a mystery involving a serial killer from her childhood. The killer is back, but this time he wants Jessica, and the life of a young girl is also in jeopardy if Jessica does not fulfill her destiny.

Will Jessica face her worst fears and enter the realm that has been haunting her visions for so long? Will she be in time to save the endangered.

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“Don’t try doing everything yourself, use experts."

Big Laces was started by Cheryl and Dave Clayton as “The Lace Place” back in 2006, primarily as an eBay venture to earn extra cash.

Hi everyone, Dave from Big Laces shares her incredible journey on SellingOnlineToday!


Listen online: http://www.sellingonlinetoday.com/podcast-interview/big-laces/

Listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sellingonlinetodays-podcast/id980276311 (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sellingonlinetodays-podcast/id980276311)

Some thoughts from the interview
“Essentially it started that I needed some laces for some shoes and I couldn’t find the specific laces anywhere. I looked on the internet and the only place I could find them was a over in America, but to make it worthwhile I think the minimum order was 10 pairs. I really, really needed the laces to the extent that I actually order all 1 pairs just to get the one I needed thinking I would keep the spares.

“EBay wasn’t in its infancy but it was certainly only a few years in. I can’t remember if someone suggested the idea or if I stumbled across it. I though actually I only need 3 so I’ll put the others on there, maybe some other people will need them. They sold not hugely quickly but quickly enough. So I thought I’ll order another 10 and see what happens."

“We just started increasing the range as more and more different types of footwear came out. We built the range up from there. We got a few brands on board. We started stocking their laces as I guess it’s not cost effective for them to sell individual laces.”

“I think nowadays there a lot of little niches that probably still exist that there is a need to be filled.”

“I would probably say 80% of people just buy a pair and maybe come back 2 years later when they have worn them out, who are just looking for a practical solution. I wouldn’t have thought there were enough of those people out there to build a business off, but turns out there is.”

“I would say I prefer our own website just purely because you have most control over it but in terms of visibility I guess it would be Amazon. They all have their positives and negatives so I think by using all three you offset the positives and negatives or each one by using the other two.”

“Encourage (customers) with business cards inside (packages) that pushes them to the website.”

“My interest is more in the computer side of the business and SEO so I put all my effort into researching getting us high organically. As that built we could drop the ad words because for a low mark-up item like laces you can’t afford to be spending much on pay per click.”

“I have been surprised at how successful the organic side has been given that we don’t give a lot of money to google via ad words.”

“That was one of the worst decisions I ever made was poo pooing amazon for so long purely because I looked at the 15%, but actually when you think about it 15% off, if you factor that in our amazon now eclipse eBay and our own website put together so I wished I hadn’t done that for so long but you and live and learn as you go through.”

“I pretty much do everting on the technical side as that is the bit that interests me, that’s what keep the business fun for me is the technical side of it, so I research and learn those bits and give the other bits I don’t enjoy to other people, accounting for one.”

“Being proactive with solving problems is one of the things we really, really focus on.”

“Word of mouth is huge in marketing terms for us. The number of people we get come in saying someone suggested that I come to you and this is what I need. It is taking time to answer those emails, even if it’s going to result in the sale of one pair of laces if that person goes off and tells 5 people and those 5 people tell 5 people quickly that one email you bothered to reply to can get you a lot of sales.”

“See how you can do it rather than just saying no because it is going to be too difficult.”

“We rely mostly on organic google placement and word of mouth, we don’t really market it any other way because of the nature of the product if you need a pair of shoe laces you’re either going to try in a store or you’re going to google shoe laces. We are not really competing in the same way that a lot of other businesses are.”

“You are always going to get people that complain, you’re never going to be perfect and how you handle the complaint says as much about you as a business says as much about you as the complaint itself.”

“It’s about solving the problem as quickly as possible because at the end of the day it’s probably your fault and therefore if you get it solved you get a happy customer rather than someone that is going to destroy you on the feedback.”

Best advice: “Don’t try doing everything yourself, use the experts because you will be amazed at how much time someone else can actually save you and therefore money but pick those people wisely.”

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Nadeau's Auction Gallery's New Year's Day sale grosses over $1 million for the third straight year

For the third year in a row, Nadeau's Auction Gallery sailed past the $1 million mark at its annual New Year's Day auction, posting a $1.25 million+ gross at the Jan. 1st event and cementing its reputation as Connecticut's only auction house that consistently conducts sales that surpass $1 million. This year's auction featured 650 lots in a wide array of categories.

The top lot of the auction was an original oil on artist board painting by one of America’s first internationally renowned African-American artists, Henry Ossawa (H.O.) Tanner (Am./Fr., 1859-1937). The work, titled Flight into Egypt, gaveled for $84,000 following a fierce bidding war. The painting was signed by Tanner lower right and measured 17 ½ inches by 20 inches.

The auction was held in Nadeau’s gallery, located at 25 Meadow Road in Windsor, Conn. A standing-room only crowd of over 350 people packed the showroom, while 2,000 registered bidders participated online, through Invaluable.com. About 500-600 phone bids were posted and between 300 and 400 absentee bids were also recorded. The sale was a success by any yardstick.

“It was right up there with previous New Year’s Day sales that also surpassed the $1 million mark,” said Ed Nadeau of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. “The day started strong with jewelry and progressed from there. Furniture did very well – better than expected, actually, thanks to the quality of the items – and several Oriental rugs sold for $6,000-$12,000. Art also did very well.”

Many paintings and prints in the sale were from the huge, 3,500-piece Americana collection of banking giant Credit Suisse, featuring large framed portraits, period American furniture, quilts, maps and more. On November 7th, Nadeau’s Auction Gallery sold Part I of the collection. The balance of the collection will be sold in subsequent auctions throughout 2016, also by Nadeau’s.

Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.

Original artworks dominated the list of top lots. An oil on panel rendering of Diamond Cove on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii by Frank Chamberlin (N.Y./Calif., 1873-1961), measuring 11 ¾ inches by 20 inches, realized $27,600; and a signed oil on canvas by Marin Rico y Ortega (Sp./It./Fr., 1833-1908), titled Venetian Canal, 28 inches by 18 ¼ inches and signed lower left, hit $27,000.

Many large and impressive portrait paintings, all formerly housed in Credit Suisse’s opulent headquarters building in New York City, found new homes. A full-length portrait of the iconic American inventor Thomas Edison by Ellis Meyer Silvette (Va., 1876-1940), measuring a larger-than-
life 90 inches by 40 inches, signed by Silvette and inscribed by Edison, brought $16,250.

The top-selling portrait painting was a ¾-length rendering of Andrew W. Mellon (1855-1937), the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1921-1932, by Philip A. deLaszlo (1869-1937). The 1926 oil on canvas portrait reached $25,200. Also, an oil on canvas portrait of Collis Potter Huntington (1821-1900), by Francis Lathrop (1849-1909), done in the 1890s, went for $17,500.

Tops in the furniture category was a coffee table made by Philip and Kelvin Laverne, titled Eternal Forest. The acid-etched and enameled patinated brass and pewter clad table, signed and 41 ¾ inches in diameter, realized $20,400. Also, a lovely R. J. Horner Victorian oak safe cabinet having carved winged griffins backsplash and fitted birds-eye maple drawers, sold for $12,000.

A Steinway & Sons East Indian rosewood grand piano, Model L (“Crown Jewel Collection”), with a high-gloss finish, matching bench and automatic humidistat, breezed to $24,000; a gorgeous Bidjar Oriental carpet, 11 feet by 18 feet, soared to $12,000; and a lady’s platinum diamond bracelet set with 16 V-shaped links, boasting over 100 diamonds, brought $12,000.

Returning to artwork, an oil on canvas rendering by Guy Carleton Wiggins (N.Y./Conn./Fla., 1883-1962), titled November in the Hills, signed and dated (1920), with a sales receipt dated 1989, knocked down at $15,000; while and an engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring of a male black-billed Cuckoo bird, after John James Audubon by Robert Havell (N.Y., 1793-1878), overall 36 ½ inches by 44 ¼ inches (plate and sheet), changed hands for $17,500.

Two paintings posted identical selling prices of $25,200. One was an oil on canvas trompe l’oeuil (trick of the eye)image of American currency by Victor Dubreuil (N.Y./Fr., 1846-1946), titled Hand Over the Money. The other was an oil on canvas rendering of the Hills of CarmelHighlands, overlooking Mount Doud on Big Sur, by Arthur Hill Gilbert (Calif./Ill., 1894-1970).

Two other portrait paintings sold well. One was a circa-1902 oil on canvas of James Jerome Hill (1838-1916), the Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 1908-1912, by Adolfo Muller-ury (U.S./Switz., 1862-1947), signed ($15,600); and a 1921 oil on canvas of Jacob Henry Schiff (1847-1920), by George Laurence Nelson (1887-1978), after Seymour Thomas ($14,400).

Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s next auction is slated for Saturday, Jan. 23rd, also in the Windsor gallery. Featured will be 50-plus lots from the Credit Suisse Americana collection, plus furniture by Margolis, Stickley and Baker. Then, in the spring (time and dates to be announced), a sale dedicated mainly to vintage clothing, pocketbooks and shoes, much of it by Chanel, will be held.

Nadeau’s Auction Gallery is always accepting quality consignments for its sales, held throughout the year, and its general auctions, held every four weeks. To consign an item or a collection, you may call them at (860) 246-244 or you can e-mail them at info@nadeausauction.com. For more info about Nadeau’s Auction Gallery and the upcoming sales, visit www.NadeausAuction.com.

Just Released Fourth Quarter 2015 Leading Rental Income Markets

The current number of markets in the “Sell Phase” is thirty, according to Eugene E. Vollucci, Director of CRES.  The number of markets in the “Buy Phase” is twenty-three. Mr. Vollucci states, “This quarter the three top buy recommendations are LakelandFL, MinneapolisMN and Palm Bay, FL. The three top sell recommendations are BrownsvilleTX, DaytonOH and San AntonioTX.  According to Mr. Vollucci, The U.S. apartment vacancy rate eased to its lowest level in more than a decade, but stagnant income growth slowed rental increases.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the U.S. economy closed 2015 on a strong note with healthy late year job creation. National employment expanded by approximately 2.5 million jobs in 2015. Healthcare occupations and industries are expected to have the fastest employment growth and to add the most jobs between 2014 and 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. With the increase in the proportion of the population in older age groups, more people in the labor force will be entering prime retirement age. As a result, the labor force participation rate is projected to decrease and labor force growth to slow. This slowdown of labor force growth is expected, in turn, to lead to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 2.2 percent annually over the decade. This economic growth is projected to generate 9.8 million new jobs—a 6.5-percent increase between 2014 and 2024.  Third-
quarter GDP registered a 2.1% increase, following a stout 3.9% midyear gain. U.S. hourly wages surged 2.5% annually in October, compared to a 1.8% rise in 2014. Additionally, consumer credit notched the largest increase on record by ascending $28.9 billion in September.  U.S. payrolls are forecast to rise by 2.4 million jobs.

Developers added 355,000 market-rate units to inventory over the course of 2015, putting upward pressure on vacancy in some metros.  As supply trailed demand, vacancy plunged across the U.S. The rate receded to 5% in 2014, the lowest since 2000. The vacancy improvement coincided with the positive net absorption of 380,900 units, outpacing supply by 141,200 rental income properties. Vacancy in all metros recorded improvements.

Berkshire Hathaway reported that despite the sharp rise in apartment stock, pent-up demand from previous years’ limited supply increases mitigated the impact of new units in many markets. Consequently, nationwide apartment vacancy ended 2015 at 5.2%, unchanged year over year.

Persistent apartment absorption and job creation facilitated robust rent gains. National asking rents appreciated 4.9% to $1,250 per month in the past four quarters. Moreover, national effective rents rose at a quicker rate, ascending 5.3% to $1,244 per month.  Asking and effective rents are projected to rise 3.7% and 3.4% to $1,296 and $1,286 per month, respectively. As a result, concessions will tick up to 0.8% of asking rents by year-end. Historically low interest rates and favorable apartment fundamentals bolstered multifamily investment activity in 2015; preliminary sales data indicates a 12% rise in the number of apartment transactions.

A Survey by the Department of Commerce reported that there were approximately 67,500 privately financed, nonsubsidized, unfurnished, rental apartments completed in buildings with five units or more in the second quarter of 2015. That figure was 24,200 more than the revised estimate of 43,300 units constructed in the previous quarter. The 67,500 completions in the second quarter of 2015 were also higher than the 50,300 completions reported in the same quarter of 2014.

An estimated 64 percent (seasonally adjusted) of the new completed, unfurnished apartments built in the second quarter of 2015 were rented (absorbed) within three months of completion. This estimate did not differ significantly from the seasonally adjusted figure from the previous quarter (63 percent) nor from the seasonally adjusted figure (61 percent) in the second quarter in 2014

The not-seasonally-adjusted 3-month absorption rate of 70 percent for apartments completed in the second quarter of 2015 was nine percentage points higher than the previous quarter (61 percent). There was no significant difference between the 2015 second quarter not seasonally-adjusted 3-month absorption rate and the 66 percent reported in the second quarter of 2014  The median asking rent in the second quarter of 2015 for all privately financed, nonsubsidized, unfurnished rental units completed in buildings with five units or more was $1,330. This figure did not differ significantly from the revised median asking rent of $1,407, in the previous quarter The median asking rent in the second quarter of 2015 did not differ significantly from the median asking rent of $1,266 ($1,272 in 2015 dollars) in the second quarter of 2014.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eugene E. Vollucci, is  the Director of The Center for Real Estate Studies, a real estate research center He is author of four best selling books  and many articles on rental income

investing, income rentals, real estate and taxation. To purchase a subscription to Market Cycles and to learn more about the Center for Real Estate Studies, please visit us at
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Acclaimed Author Rachael L. McIntosh Promises Big Show with New Book Giveaway

Since the release of her first book, Little Yellow Stickies, in 2014, when she won Goodreads Best New Series, Rachael L. McIntosh has been thrown into the limelight many times.

With the anniversary of the real life circumstances that prompted her to write Security Through Absurdity approaching, she is announcing new promotions—the first of which will be the highly-anticipated giveaway of The Big Show, a fictionalized account of the 2012 Republican National Convention.

“I really feel the ground work for this next presidential election was accomplished in 2012 and, quite frankly, it scared me.  I don’t think it’s any mistake at all that the Republican National Committee lawyer found himself working for the Obama White House within that year,” Rachael, who was elected to represent the state of Rhode Island for the convention, discloses.  “There was so much about that convention that was just plain wrong.  I had to document it, but didn’t know how without getting myself into a ton of trouble. Plus, I wanted people to actually read it. That’s how I ended up writing it as fiction.  It’s just easier to digest that way.”

A recent five star Amazon review lets us know it worked:

“Rachael L. McIntosh is now my favorite author. This series of modern historical fiction is very entertaining, funny and timely.”

The first 2016 episode of her new podcast series at www.strangerthangoodfiction.com will be released on Tuesday, January 12th to coincide with the free Amazon giveaway.

The “Security Through Absurdity” series tells the engrossing story of Jocelyn McLaren, a naïve visual artist who finds herself immersed inside a dark and dangerous world of corporate shenanigans at a U.S. defense contracting firm. With an unstable home life and a quixotic presidential campaign, Jocelyn is thrown into a believably bizarre journey and into dangerous psychological territory. In a matrix of life-threatening situations, she is forced to question the very fabric of her GenX American upbringing.

McIntosh, who has used her series of books to ask questions about corporate policy in America and to educate readers about the inner workings of the military / corporate world, will be giving away the third book in the series from Wednesday, 13th January – Sunday, 17th January, 2016. You can learn more about Rachael L. McIntosh by visiting her website www.rachaelLmcintosh.com or by finding her on Facebook by searching for "Rachael L. McIntosh."

Aspiranet invites community to join Cherish Impact Council to raise funds for Cherish Rece

For 10 years, the Cherish Receiving Center has served as a safe haven to more than 2,000 Monterey County youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Each month, children ranging from newborns to age 17 enter the center’s doors not knowing if they’ll be returning home, leaving with a relative or entering foster care.

The Cherish Receiving Center is a collaborative between leading human services agency Aspiranet, Monterey County Employment and Human Services, Visiting Nurses Association and Monterey County Behavioral Health. The center is seeking new members to join the Cherish Impact Council to help with fundraising and awareness efforts for the program which provides children with vital care including food, clothing, medical and mental health assessments, as well as multiple structured supervised activities in a safe, youth-friendly environment.

Cherish Impact Council member Tiffany Dilbeck says the group is seeking diverse team members with fundraising experience who have the heart, love and compassion for children facing adversity. “This center is so critical for the well-being of these children who are taken away from their homes due to no fault of their own. While in the center, Cherish staff provide comfort and support to them through the initial trauma while county social workers work to bridge the gap between youth and their next home.”

Dilbeck, a substitute teacher and caretaker, has held the Cherish Receiving Center close to her heart since it opened its doors, as it inspired her to give back by creating her own non-profit, Sammie’s Kids, which she started with her daughter, Samantha. Through their efforts, Tiffany and Samantha create individualized backpacks for children in protective custody with three days’ worth of clothing. Over the past 10 years, Dilbeck says they have donated about 1,500 backpacks to the Cherish Receiving Center. Now that Samantha’s in college, Tiffany’s husband and twin children have stepped up to help assemble the care packages for at-risk youth.

Community members who would like to learn more about joining the Cherish Impact Council are welcome to attend the Cherish Meet and Greet on Friday, Jan. 22, from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Portola Room at the Portola Hotel and Spa. RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 19, by calling 831-540-4141. For more information, contact Kathy Davies, Family and Community Services Division Director for Aspiranet, at 925-753-2156 ext. 3824 or kdavies@aspiranet.org.

About Aspiranet

Aspiranet, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) strengthens children, youth, families and communities through seven core programs including: Foster Care, Adoption, Residential, Transition Age Youth, Behavioral Health, Intensive Home Based Services and Family and Community Services throughout 45 locations within California.

Founded in 1975 as a six-bed group home for young boys in Moss Beach, Calif., Aspiranet is one of the most diverse nonprofit social service agencies in the state. With a statewide network of innovative services, Aspiranet serves more than 10,000 families each year. For more information, please visit www.aspiranet.org.

the women's new era basketball association announces its newest addition, the Carolina Blaze

Houston, TX January 11-

President of Basketball Operations for The Women's’ New Era Basketball Association (WNEBA), Kre’Tonia Morgan has announced the WNEBA will be expanding and has added the Carolina Blaze. The team is located in the state capital of Raleigh and will be owned by Gen-Nette Pulley. Pulley, who is also co-owner of the Carolina Prestige, a NEBA team, will also serve as the WNEBA Vice President. “ I’m so excited for what’s to come for the Carolina Blaze", “being named Vice President of WNEBA, while also being an owner in the NEBA is only the beginning". “To some it may seem like a lot , but all I see is a takeover”. “ Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work”. “ The only way to do great work is to love what you do”. “I love my career choice and who I’m working with to help make our league a success, say Pulley”.

The WNEBA is set for an October launch with a draft to be held April 29th in Houston, TX.The purpose of the WNEBA is to serve as a training ground to develop professional players, coaches, and personnel on and off the court. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental development, career development, community involvement, and business education. The WNEBAs' talent pool consists of professional basketball players with five years of less of professional experience. The WNEBA’s mission is to develop women of excellence by taking their craft to the highest level of performance. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Carolina Blaze and the WNEBA. For more informations please contact kmorgan@fiprm.com

Jet Locksmith Los Angeles now providing residential, commercial and automotive locksmith services

In a recent interview, the owner of this company said that they have realized that more and more clients need emergency services (http://www.jetlocksmith-
losangeles.com/emergency.php) and this is why they have decided to include emergency locksmith services in their offer too. These services apply for both business and individual clients. Jet Locksmith is available 24/7 for the residents of Los Angeles. What makes this offer even better is the fact that they are not charging some fantastic fees for this fast service. According to their owner, Jet Locksmith is focused on building strong and long-lasting relationships with their clients so there is no need for high fees. Once the client contacts them, they will do their best to get to the client’s location in less than 20 minutes. In case there are certain traffic problems, they will contact the client in a timely manner to inform them about the problem.

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EXHIBITOR Magazine’s EXHIBITORLIVE Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching Register for EXHIBITORLIVE Conference by January 15 and Save $200

Exhibitor Media Group, the award-winning leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, today confirmed that January 15 is the early-bird registration deadline for its EXHIBITORLIVE conference.

EXHIBITOR Magazine’s EXHIBITORLIVE, the training conference for trade show exhibit and event managers and marketers, will be held February 29 - March 3, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.  The industry’s highest-rated training conference features seven learning tracks and 180 sessions focusing on all aspects of trade show exhibit and event marketing and management.  All conference registrants will have full access to the EXHIBITORLIVE exhibit hall, North America's largest featuring trade show and event products and services.  Full registration for the EXHIBITORLIVE conference and exhibition is available at www.EXHIBITORLIVE.com.

“I encourage all event marketing professionals to consider early-bird registration for EXHIBITORLIVE,” commented John Pavek, Chief Marketing Officer, Exhibitor Media Group. “It’s a great opportunity to save money while experiencing how the industry's top exhibitors create, measure, and manage high-performance exhibit and event programs.”

"EXHIBITORLIVE is so pertinent, it’s unreal,” added Christina Schillizzi, associate marketing manager, Terumo Interventional Systems.   “I can’t imagine this not being 100% useful for everyone in the industry.”

About Exhibitor Media Group
The leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, Exhibitor Media Group publishes the award-winning EXHIBITOR magazine, a monthly publication featuring best practices in trade show marketing.  EXHIBITOR’
S Learning Events include: EXHIBITORLIVE, the training conference for trade show exhibit and event managers and marketers; EXHIBITORFastTrak accelerated learning conferences; and EXHIBITOR eTrak professional online learning. Exhibitor Media Group is the founder and sponsor of CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer), the world’s only university-affiliated professional certification program. (www.ExhibitorOnline.com) Follow EXHIBITOR on Facebook, Twitter (@EXHIBITOR) and join EXHIBITOR’s LinkedIn discussion group.

EXHIBITOR is a registered trademark, and EXHIBITORLIVE, EXHIBITORFastTrak, and EXHIBITOR eTrak, are trademarks of Exhibitor Publications, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.

Tempo Money Transfer published 2015 results. Over 180,000 in 100 countries

The international money transfer service provider, Tempo Money Transfer, has issued the results of its activity in 2015. The France-based company said, "the year was a very intensive period for the company, that started its operations in the market, in 2014".

The president for the Paris-headquartered remittances operator, Mr. Jeffrey Phaneuf said that in 2015, the company management work priority, was to build up its operational infrastructure in various regions of the world for development of the corridors with outbound transactions in France and Germany (the two leading donor countries for money transfer remittances.

Mr. Phaneuf said that over 20 integration projects have taken flight, in various world regions, including; Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.

Which has brought operational networks to over 180 000 locations, whereby clients can pick up cash sent from more than 70 agent locations in Germany and France.

In France, the Banque du France -licensed company opened a money transfer store, successfully operating in one of the busiest districts in Paris.

New projects were launched in Asia (China, India, Bangladesh and Nepal), in Africa (Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania and Sierra Leone).

Mr. Phaneuf said that in all projects without exception, the company managed to reach the targeted operational levels, both operationally and in standards of quality.

“Being an EU-licensed company, we strive to bring the services to European standards in all aspects including quality, reliability and in number of options,” he said.

The services include SMS and phone notifications.

In 2015, the company made drastic efforts to increase its product line.

Money paid in Tempo Money Transfer locations can recharge cell phone credit in 80 countries, throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including India and Oceania.

Mr. Phaneuf also noted that in 2015, Tempo Money Transfer started playing an important social role.

“In our work, we make accent on low transaction costs for wires. This makes for an effective decrease in the black market and brings transactions into the open, regulated sphere. This benefits the host country's economy and our customers,” the Tempo president said.

Mr. Phaneuf also revealed Tempo's plans for 2016.

“I expect 2016 to be a very busy year for the company. Now we have all operational component created, we are looking at increasing financial indicators and closely working with our partners internationally, to follow the main trends and clients’ growing demand for quality and affordable services.”

The Tempo president said also that the company is very close to launching online remittances, which is going to give yet another option to Tempo clients.

Steve Cotter Releases Online Interactive Kettlebell Training

A global pioneer in kettlebell training and fitness education, Steve Cotter has trained thousands of individuals, fitness professionals, professional athletes, US Navy Seals and US Marines on 6 continents and over 50 countries through his International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (IKFF).

Steve now brings his many years of fitness training and experience with a membership based online, interactive platform, Steve Cotter’s Kettlebell University™ for individuals, and both large and small groups of people of all ages and fitness levels. Members with an Internet connection, computer, TV or mobile device, can now train one-on-one with Steve anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Kettlebell University™ is a complete kettlebell training and educational system, and features over 12 hours of in-depth kettlebell instruction and facts and information on proper nutrition and overall health and fitness. Organized in 3 modules, Kettlebell Training, Nutrition, and The Science of Fitness, the Kettlebell University™ enables Members to easily navigate throughout the Training Center and train one-on-one with Steve any time.

The Kettlebell Training module contains 20 workouts and 1 bonus workout for beginner, intermediate and advanced users, and is organized in 2 sections, Pick Your Workout, and Personalized Training. Pick Your Workout allows a user to choose workouts to achieve results in Health & Longevity, Fat Loss and Muscle Tone, Mobility, Strength and Conditioning-
Fitness and Competition and Performance. Personalized Training includes the same workouts, but after completing the Personal Assessment section, Steve helps the user determine which workout is best to reach a specific goal. Each section also contains Getting Started with Kettlebells, a series of safety and proper technique videos, and, the Exercise Technique Library, which contains in-depth how-to instructional videos of the 72 Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Exercises that make up the workouts. The instructional videos are easily accessed at any time during a workout for a quick review of proper technique.

The Nutrition module provides nutritional advice from leading exerts and why proper nutrition is crucial to overall health and longevity. Steve Cotter and Dr. John Fitzgerald discuss the vital role that superfoods can play for achieving and maintaining good health. Users are provided free access to the University Library to read and download dozens of research articles on fitness and common health conditions and diseases. Steve Cotter’s Kettlebell University™ Monthly Fat-Loss Challenge will provide the incentive and direction for losing weight.

The Science of Fitness module explores the science of human performance, including how the latest in wearable technologies and products can play a key role in monitoring and maintaining good health while training and exercising. The results of Steve Cotter’s training while utilizing wearable products will soon be published. Interested users will soon be invited to participate and share their results while using wearable products.

http://www.kettlebell.university

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Steven Tornabene
(844) 325-1512

iPlay America Plans $2.5 Million Expansion to Include 28,000 Sq. Foot Additional Space and Larges

iPlay America announced today a $2.5 million expansion to the indoor theme park and event space. The expansion will take place in three phases through May 2016.

Phase I is the opening of The Grind Coffee Shop inside iPlay America. Phase 2 provides for an additional 20,000 square feet to iPlay America’s event center. Phase 3 is an 8,000 square foot addition to the indoor theme park.

Phase 1

Phase 1 was completed this week with the grand opening of The Grind Coffee Co. featuring hot and iced Nespresso lattes, cappuccinos and espressos, as well as teas and fresh-brewed coffees. The Grind also carries specialty frozen treats like Oreo Blasts, Strawberries and Cream and S’Mores, and a fresh assortment of delicious, fresh-baked pastries, breads, muffins, grab-n-go sandwiches and salads and gluten free options as well.

“In addition to Game Time Bar and Grill inside iPlay America, we like to give our guests a variety of food options to enjoy when they are with us,” said Bob McDaid, CEO and founder. “The Grind Coffee Shop provides a whole new option to what we already offer, in response to customers’ requests.”

Phase 2

Phase 2 is the addition of warehouse-style event space unlike any other in Central New Jersey. Called Warehouse 100, this phase adds on an additional 20,000 square feet to the existing 12,000 square foot event center space, accommodating 3,500 guests. Warehouse 100 features a large, multi-functional lobby for registrations, exhibit space or a banquet/cocktail area. With this addition, organizations can hold events for up to 3,500 and take advantage of VIP Suites, meeting breakout rooms, banquet rooms, enormous trade show/exhibit space and more.

“Since we opened, iPlay America’s meeting spaces have been sought after by companies, organizations, social groups and families for large celebrations,”
added McDaid. “Our central location, quality of events, and attention to detail make this the place people want to be in. We are meeting the great demand with the addition of Warehouse 100.” The space will open in late January.

Phase 3

iPlay America’s Phase 3 is the addition of 8,000 square feet in the theme park to accommodate the all-new Freedom Rider spinning coaster and the largest indoor high-ropes course in New Jersey. The Freedom Rider features a figure-eight track design and free spinning vehicles that gives riders a unique riding experience. The Sky Trail® ropes course features many different elements including rope bridges, zig-zag beams, cargo nets, walk-across beams, vertical rope ladders and more. The Sky Tykes® ropes course is the smaller version designed specifically for kids 2-7. The platforms are only 2’ 8” off the ground so parents can provide any level of assistance needed.

“The iPlay America experience just keeps getting better and better,” McDaid said. “The spinning coaster and ropes course are great for the whole family and team-building groups, too. And, of course new birthday party and team-building packages will include these new fun features.”

He also said that the Phase 3 addition will include new arcade games and food outlets featuring contemporary options that are not typically seen at family entertainment centers. This will include healthy selections, tasty snacks and other  choices.

For a behind-the-scenes tour and to be apprised of openings of Phases 2 and 3, contact Jennifer Quinn at 732-577-8200 or jenniferq@iplayamerica.com.

New Jersey’s Original Indoor Boardwalk

From the moment guests step inside iPlay America, they enter a world of fun like no other. iPlay America, the indoor city, recreates the Jersey Shore from more than 30,000-feet of Boardwalk space and mid-way style games people loved as kids, to the asphalt city streets complete with two-story buildings, mailboxes, fire hydrants, benches and more to create the feel of downtown. ALWAYS free to enter, guests can access affordable play packages for all of the rides and attractions iPlay America has to offer in their 115,000 square feet of space! Visitors can race on the iPA Speedway go karts, challenge their friends to an epic battle of laser tag in the two-level Cosmic Battle Laser Tag Experience (largest in Central New Jersey!), spin around in the bumper cars and take flight on Kite Flyer, as well as other favorite rides! The 4-D Theatre is a multi-sensory movie experience not to be missed and the HUGE Arcade has something for everyone with over 200 of the newest and hottest games including classics like skee-ball and air hockey! To satisfy everyone’s appetite, iPlay America offers Boardwalk style fare from hot dogs and pizza, to cotton candy and funnel cakes as well as Broadway Sweets, the BEST candy store in Central New Jersey! Sit and relax on the Game Time Bar & Grill porch that overlooks city square. Enjoy delicious favorites on its American menu, specialty cocktails, and signature creations by Executive Chef Joe Raiola, a season five “Chopped” champion. Guests can watch their favorite team play on over 20 different flat screen TV’s and 3 large screen projectors! iPlay America also offers a special discount to veterans and active military personnel. No matter who wants to have fun — or how they want to play — iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun!

iPlay America is located on Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey. iPlay America won New Jersey Monthly’s 2014 Best of New Jersey Kids Destination, Central, and Best of New Jersey Amusement Parks, Central. iPlay America also received a 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and won the Asbury Park Press Best of Monmouth County honors for Best Indoor Theme Park and Best Candy Store.

http://www.iPlayAmerica.com

Media Contact
Cathy Tibbels
402 964 9293

Andrew Huah Joins Orange Count Office of Snell & Wilmer

Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce the expansion of its Orange County office with the addition of Andrew Huah (http://www.swlaw.com/
attorneys/andrew_huah) as an associate in the firm’s intellectual property group. Huah comes to Snell & Wilmer from Fish & Richardson, P.C.

Huah focuses his practice on intellectual property law. He has experience working in the technology sector including drafting and prosecution in the computer, electrical and software arts. He earned his B.S. in computer engineering magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he was a member of the electrical and computer engineering honor society, Eta Kappa Nu. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Scholar Award and a member of the business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma. Most recently, Huah received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, the King Hall Public Service Program and also completed the Intellectual Property Certificate program. Prior to law school, he spent six years working for the Boeing Company. Huah also holds a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) Certification and is licensed to practice law in California and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

About Snell & Wilmer

Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico, including Orange County and Los Angeles, California; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.swlaw.com.

Stylish Condo in the South Loop

Related Realty is excited to announce a new listing at 1530 S. State Unit 923 in Chicago's South Loop. Close to the lake, the vibrant South Loop offers prime dining destinations, shopping spots and tourist attractions galore. Home to Chicago’s residential and business future, this is the perfect place for those who want to live and work in one exciting area. This property is located within convenient walking distance of Michigan Ave, and public transportation is easily accessible, with multiple bus routes and aeveral CTA lines just a few blocks away.

This 2-bedroom/2-
bathroom loft features an open floor plan with a bright open kitchen. The large master bedroom with easily accommodate a king size bed. This unit features high ceilings, a huge balcony, and gleaming hardwood floors. The building features 24-hr door staff, great workout room, on-site dry cleaner and much more. Other features include

    Indoor Parking

·         Granite Countertops

·         Walk-in Closet

·         Custom Window Treatments

·         And much more!

Related Realty handles all residential property listings for Related Midwest, which has over 25 years of experience in the real estate market. With a team of market-leading brokers and the latest cloud-based transaction management systems, we specialize in making the buying and selling process as convenient and worry-free as possible.

This property is listed by Sheila Dantzler. For more information or to schedule a showing, please email Sheila at Sheila.Dantzler@related.com.

Contact Related Realty today for more information on our property at 1530 S. State Unit 923 to set up a showing. If you are buying or selling a home in the Chicago area, we guarantee a smooth experience and professional guidance through every step of the listing and negotiation process.

WaterCopPRO Integrated and WaterCop Z-Wave® To be displayed in NGHTV’s “Smart Home” at the 2016 CES and IBS+KBIS Home Shows

WaterCopPRO Integrated and WaterCop Z-Wave, premium whole-house water protection systems by DynaQuip Controls will be on display at the 2016 CES and IBS+KBIS Home Shows.  NGHTV’
s “Smart Home” will have several innovative systems installed to demonstrate the products in action.  An estimated 220,000+ attendees & media will have the chance to tour the NextGen HomeTV SmartHome, the subject of a new NGHTV original series.

“We are very excited to showcase our WaterCop advanced leak detection and water control systems to attendees at CES and IBS/KBIS.”, said Jenny Snodgrass, Sales and Marketing Operations Manager at DynaQuip Controls.  “NGHTV’s Smart Home is the perfect environment to see how multiple devices seamlessly blend to create a more convenient, secure, and healthier home.”

Property damage caused by aging and faulty plumbing is one of the most common home insurance claims.  Every year more than 2.5 million homeowners fall victim and the household damages total multiple billions of dollars in preventable losses.  WaterCop systems, when properly installed and maintained, offer proven methods to effectively reduce the chance of catastrophic plumbing related flooding.

Voted a 2015 CEDIA Best New Product Award Winner, the WaterCopPRO Integrated Water Control Panel is equipped with trouble and alarm dry contacts and can be easily integrated into most home security and automation systems using the on-board contact connections.  Our WaterCop family of systems also includes a version compatible with Z-Wave protocol technology. In addition to automatic closure driven by leak detection, WaterCop systems have push button, on demand open/close control of a home’s water supply to provide considerable peace of mind for the mobility challenged or seniors choosing to age in place. Smart homes are gaining in popularity; however every home can be ‘smarter’ when it is protected against preventable water damage.

About DynaQuip: DynaQuip Controls Corporation, now in our 77th year, continues our long standing commitment to designing and manufacturing superior products and providing outstanding personal service. With our roots firmly planted in the design and manufacture of electric actuators and valve automation; we introduced the first generation WaterCop system to the market by late 1999 and received a patent on WaterCop in early 2001 As an industry leader, DynaQuip offers a complete family of award-winning systems designed to handle diverse home or commercial leak detection and shut-off applications such as dual shut-off valves, Z-Wave® compatible systems, outdoor shutoff valve(s) and options to accommodate extended pipe sizes up to 36 inches.

For more information about WaterCop Automatic Shut-Off Systems, visit WaterCopPROIntegrated.com or call 800-545-3636.

Z-Wave® is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries

Leader of the Largest African-American Denomination Celebrates 47 Years as Pastor of Mega Church

Bishop Charles Blake, presiding Bishop of the COGIC faith, celebrated his 47th anniversary as pastor of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles, California. During the past eight years, Blake has served as leader of the Church of God in Christ, the oldest and largest African-American denomination with 7 million members worldwide.

Bishop Blake and his wife, lovingly known as Lady Mae, were celebrated during the Sunday, June 10th morning service.  Elder Tyrone Potts spoke passionately about Bishop Blake's unprecedented tenure at West Angeles Church of God in Christ (see video) https://vimeo.com/
151352355

No one could have predicted that Blake would grow the West Angeles congregation from 50 people, with annual revenue of $12,000.00, into a Super Mega Church and the largest COGIC church within the denomination. "A mega church pastor was not always a mega church pastor. But possibly the reason that he became so is because he effectively utilized all resources available to further his community and people and thus, people were drawn to his ministry and vision," said Blake.

Under the leadership of Blake, West Angeles Church of God in Christ is considered one of the largest and well-respected churches in the country. West Angeles' contributions to the improvement of the Los Angeles community is commended on the local, state and national levels. Bishop Blake was appointed to President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Evesham Education Foundation Gives a Jump Start to District’s Youngest Pupils

When the Evesham Education Foundation convenes for its annual Wine, Dine & Win fundraising event Feb. 5, its board of directors will make the case that the group’s mission goes well beyond supplying funds for student trips, various supplies and other niceties for district students caught in the grip of shrinking school budgets.

In fact, the nonprofit EEF has actually jump-started academic careers for hundreds of the township’s youngest, most fragile pupils, including many who simply feared the idea of going to school in the first place.  The Coordinated Arts Program for Primary Students (CAPPS), which since 1995 helped smooth the path for children entering kindergarten, was looking at its demise due to budget restraints.  In 2000, the EEF, comprised of parents and business leaders from the community, stepped up.

“The Evesham Education Foundation pulled this valuable program from the brink, allowing township pre-kindergarteners to continue learning essential social and developmental skills necessary to be comfortable in a new environment,”
says Evesham Schools Superintendent John Scavelli, Jr.  “We couldn’t be happier for the parents of these youngsters.”

Held at DiMasi Elementary School each July, and run by the school’s assistant principal, CAPPS provides a variety of art programs four days a week, for four weeks, with the goal of acclimating children to the classroom.  The program is particularly beneficial for children who are withdrawn, fearful of school, or simply need a bit of a boost to match their peers academically.

“The EEF likes to spread it around throughout the district, but this has been one of our favorite, most rewarding projects,” says EEF Board President John Cipollone.  “This is the kind of thing that sets the Evesham District apart, something all residents can be proud of.”

It’s that pride the foundation hopes will attract attendees and supporters to Wine, Dine & Win, a “wine-tasting/casino night” event that promises great fun, great food, and chance to walk away with great prizes from community sponsors.  The event, the EEF’s biggest of the year and co-sponsored by Oak Mortgage, kicks off at 7 p.m. at The Mansion in Voorhees.  Blackjack, roulette, craps and wheel games will be on the menu, side by side with samples from many of Evesham’s best restaurants and establishments.  Per the event name, there will also be a wine tasting comprised of hundreds of wines from around the world, making it “by far the biggest wine tasting in South Jersey,” according to Charlie Beatty of co-sponsor Wineworks in Marlton.

“This is our marquee event, and we hope everyone in town will come out for a good time and to support the wonderful things the foundation does, things that impact the quality of our children’s school experience, and hence the community itself,” says Cipollone.

General admission for Wine, Dine & Win is $75, and that includes all food, beverages and “casino chips.”  VIP admission, which includes one-hour earlier start time and access to a VIP wine list, is $125.  Chips have no cash value, and no monetary prizes will be awarded.  The Mansion is located at 3000 Main Street in Voorhees.  To register, or for more information about the event or the Evesham Education Foundation, visit http://www.eveshameducationfoundation.org.

OSFD Junior Division To Again Host Sunday Pancake Breakfasts

The Old Saybrook Fire Department's Junior Division is pleased to host several upcoming Sunday pancake breakfasts, with the first breakfast scheduled for Sunday, January 24th, 2016 from 8 a.m. to noon at fire headquarters at 310 Main Street, Old Saybrook.

The pancake breakfast, which features eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, coffee, tea and juice, is only $6.00 per person, per plate. Funds raised from the pancake breakfasts assist the OSFD's Junior Division, which is composed of high-school age members. Other Sunday morning breakfasts will be hosted on February 7th, March 6th, and March 20th. All of the breakfasts will be held at Old Saybrook Fire Department headquarters, located at the intersection of Main Street and Old Boston Post Road.

Upon request, Junior Division members will give tours of fire headquarters and the firefighting equipment. In case of severe weather, such as a major snow or ice storm, please check the fire department's website oldsaybrookfire.com (http://www.oldsaybrookfire.com/)
for any cancellations or please call 860.339.2162 (tel:860.339.2162). The Old Saybrook Fire Department is an all-volunteer department, and has proudly served the Old Saybrook community since 1924

Launching a business like Sir Richard Branson once said: Just do it

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What Are Your Magic Words?????

On Beneath the Cover today: Abracadabra!
Now that I’ve appeared in a puff of smoke, I’ll tell you the secret to success as an author - and how to write an irresistible book.

How?

Words can be magic. They can sing to the heart of any man, woman, or child who has the desire to listen. Know your audience: know their hopes, their fears, their desires. Now charm the words from your pen as you would from a wand, and watch your magic missile hit home. If you can speak to your readers and be heard in their soul, you are a true wizard of words. And that’s not a trick.

This blog by Roy H. Williams appears on Beneath the Cover, where you'll find surprising, provocative and essential insights into publishing, writing and communications every day of the week.

Beneath the Cover helps you get the tools, to write, publish and promote your work. It's the creation of Michael R. Drew and his remarkable team of top journalists, editors and marketers. Michael Drew helps writers create books–and build bestsellers. He has an untouchable track record: 80 out of 80 books he's worked on have become bestsellers.

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Divorce in the New Year with Canterbury Law Group The Scottsdale divorce attorneys help clients prep for divorce.

If a New Year’s divorce is on your list of 2016 resolutions, you are not alone. Historically, for Scottsdale divorce lawyers and lawyers throughout the United States, January is one of busiest times of the year. There are many ideas as to why this occurs.  A grim holiday season can be the last straw for stressed couples, often parents who have already decided to divorce want their kids to have just one last holiday together as a family and / or people are just too busy around the holidays to start divorce proceedings.

Regardless of the reasons, 2016 can represent a chance to start a new life. If you have reached the point where you know divorce is the right resolution for you, contact the Scottsdale divorce attorneys at Canterbury Law Group. They will help you reach your divorce goals while making sure your children are the priority.

The Scottsdale divorce lawyers at Canterbury are deal makers, not deal breakers. The firm seeks to avoid costly litigation when privately negotiated settlements or private mediation can largely accomplish your goals at what is usually a lower cost and faster time window. However, when pressed by our opponents, the Canterbury attorneys strike back with strength and vigor and will advance a matter to trial on the merits if required.  Your rights, your children and your assets will be protected and advanced to the highest level of the law.

About Canterbury Law Group

Canterbury Law Group, formerly Edwards & Cherney LLP, was founded in Phoenix, Arizona with dedication to providing top legal counsel at the highest level possible. Canterbury Law Group handles matters in civil litigation, corporate law, family law, federal bankruptcy, federal litigation and real estate.   The group at Canterbury consists of a unified team of litigators and paralegals with vast experience to create positive client results. For more information, visit www.canterburylawgroup.com or set up an appointment via info@clgaz.com

Wave of Grand Openings and an Expansion at Mercado del Barrio this Winter

Mercado del Barrio, a mixed-use center located under the Coronado Bridge in the heart of Barrio Logan, recently announced a wave of grand openings and a tenant expansion.

Mariscos el Pulpo, a popular downtown San Diego seafood restaurant, celebrated the grand opening of its newest location at the Mercado on January 10. Mariscos serves innovative, fresh dishes, including oysters, tacos, ceviche, tostadas and more in a fun and casual setting. “It’s nice to add a full-service dining option to the center,” says Kiril McKee, senior vice president of retail leasing for Shea Properties. “They’ve been a part of the San Diego culinary scene for some time now, and we couldn’t be more excited for this grand opening.”

Also opening in the first quarter of 2016 is MishMash, a gourmet street-food truck and catering company with its first brick-and-mortar location. The Gear Group, a one stop shop that carries a diverse range of tactical equipment and caters to the demand of the local service population.

Finally, Fathom Crossfit will be nearly doubling the size of its successful current location at Mercado del Barrio to a 6,111 SF fitness studio in mid-January. The strength and conditioning program is designed to help people gain a broad understanding of general fitness through a mix of aerobics, muscle training, gymnastics and weight lifting and has been extremely popular since its opening in fall 2013.

“The center is really starting to fill out with a great mix of tenants,” says McKee. “And with the influx of traffic from the adjacent community college and nearby trolley station, business has been booming for our existing tenants as well.”

Anchored by a 36,000-square-
foot Northgate Market, one of the nation’s leading Hispanic markets selling day-to-day grocery items and prepared foods, Mercado del Barrio also includes Little Caesars, T-Mobile, Asia Wok, Fade Factory, Iron Fist Brewing Company, National Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Sally Beauty and Tocumbo Ice Cream & Tortas.

Located just under the Coronado Bay Bridge and adjacent to the historic Chicano Park, Mercado del Barrio is one block south of Interstate 5 and one block north of the Barrio Logan trolley stop. The area also recently welcomed the César Chávez campus of the San Diego Community College District. The new continuing education campus is now open and accommodates 4,000 students and staff.

For more information on Mercado del Barrio, visit sheaproperties.com.

About Shea Properties

Shea Properties, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, is a diversified real estate company responsible for the acquisition, design, development, construction and management of business parks, shopping centers, apartment communities and mixed-use environments. Since beginning operations in 1969, annual revenues have grown steadily to more than $250 million, while the overall value of the portfolio has grown to more than $3.2 billion. Shea Properties owns and operates approximately 7,500 apartment units and 5 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space in California and Colorado. Currently, Shea Properties has nearly $1.3 billion in development projects underway.

The Extra Large Vision of PeeWee!

PeeWee is beyond passionate about music.  Just like a point guard is passionate on the Basketball court (setting up plays, directing traffic, and implementing the coaches will), PeeWee is listening to a sound system to make sure it is tuned, he’s paying attention to the chunes a Selector has played (especially in a Sound Clash) to know if this is a Selector he needs to keep an eye on (future looks bright) or if it’s a Selector in development, and, he is acutely in tuned with the stage.

Concerns such as where he is on the stage in relation to the person he’s backing, or the response of the audience to the chunes he’s dropping – these are crucial cues he is divinely connected to.  Those times are not the times to approach this serious music man.  “When I’m in my zone, I don’t see people; I see what’s going on and who it’s going on with.  I sometimes don’t hear conversations unless they’re in relation to the artist I’m working with, or the Micsman I’m supporting such as David Rodigan.  I’m totally in to the music and the environment.”


Getting his education from the golden streets of New York that every single artist and Selector wants to travel (and have their name engraved in), PeeWee’s gold brick is securely cemented as he’s worked as a Selector, A&R and Manager, and has been doing so since 2006.  PeeWee credits Billy and Pretty Posse for his start, and solid foundation.  “Not only have I worked with artists because of my start with Pretty Posse, I’ve worked singles.  Both have been rewarding, and both have prepared me for where I am.  There is a simple way to make sure a record gets to #1 in the streets, which almost always leads to success on the radio, and that is to get the backing of the core.  Once you have that backing, you’re good because they are going to feed the masses that record at major and minor events.  Both are equally important.”

Some of the records PeeWee is responsible for include “I Love My Life” by Demarco, “Blind to You,” “Come Around” and “Mamacita” by Collie Buddz, and “That Girl” by Jah Cure.  His method has not always been traditional according to record label rules, but the results have exceeded record labels reach making PeeWee one of the industries greatest assets.  “I remember people calling to say they disagree with the vision me and my partner Pierre Bost from the UK had for Kranium and where we’re taking his career.  A year later, those same people are calling us to tell us they respect what we’re doing with his career.  For example, what other artist from the Dancehall genre got signed to a major label and are able to actively participate in the roll out of their artistry?  We might be doing something right … right?!”

Knowing his sense of space, PeeWee has mastered filling the space he’s in.  While in Dubai, PeeWee was a club consultant at several clubs at the regions hottest hot spots.  His knowledge of what artists are doing (moving units / YouTube views), combined with his knowledge of the culture of the people he’s serving, resulted in PeeWee being in Dubai for 5 months, and everlasting relationships with people who look forward to his next projects.

David Rodigan, who is the most well respected Selector and Reggae enthusiast, will only play with PeeWee when it comes to Clash.  There is a reason for that.  “PeeWee’s accuracy and timing is so in sync with mine, that I don’t need to turn around and look at him while on stage – he knows exactly where I’m going before I go there, and knows exactly what chune to drop from my dub-box.  I trust him impeccably and will only play with PeeWee when it comes to Clashing!”

PeeWee has an extra large vision where the industry is concerned.  He feels that Dancehall and Reggae is at the bottom of the music genre ladder, and more needs to be done to not only move the genre to the top where it should be, he also feels more education needs to be had by people in the industry:  artists, managers, publicists, stylists, journalists and the like.  “We need to share more information” PeeWee says while reasoning with his musical colleague Nigel Staff.  “We need to be educated about how the industry works so we can have more stars on the charts at the same time.  We should have Jah Cure, Konshens, Popcaan, Shaggy, Kranium and Busy Signal on mainstream charts at the same time because we collectively are that good.  In order for that to happen, we have to share information about opportunities and how to get on the charts.  One person can’t hold the genre on his or her own – it has to be done together.  When we get to the place where we can be honest and positive and put every good artist on, and not fight them because of personal feelings, we’ll be much farther ahead.  It’s a shame that our son, Hip Hop got that message, but the Father, Dancehall, hasn’t picked it up yet.  We’re getting there!”

PeeWee is available for consultation via email peewee21@gmail.com or via Twitter / Instagram >>> @PeeWee21 (http://www.twitter.com/PeeWee21)

McCarthy Building Companies' Preconstruction Director Recognized by ENR Texas and Louisiana

Judah Auld, preconstruction director at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., was recently named one of Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas and Louisiana's 20 Under 40. ENR’s 20 Under 40 award is given to young construction professionals who represent the “Best-of-the Best” in their construction and design careers by giving back to the industry and their community.

In his 18-year career in the industry, Auld has managed more than $1 billion worth of projects. At McCarthy, he has worked on various high-profile projects including the award-winning University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Alkek Expansion in Houston, a $240 million, 500,000-square-
foot vertical design-build project; and the W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences in Dallas, a $128 million, 988,000-square-foot 33-story North Tower and 15-story South Tower that included 252 hotel rooms and 155 luxury condos. He was also the lead preconstruction director on various other large projects including the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – The Pavilion, CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Expansion, Hyatt Place hotel and Dallas County Institute of Forensic Science.

In less than 10 years, Auld was promoted three times at McCarthy, beginning as an estimator and rapidly ascending into his current position. In his role, he provides management to bid teams for multiple projects, schedules work assignments, oversees work progress, provides final assembly estimates and deliverables to owners, manages and coordinates subcontractor solicitation processes, provides oversight to the entire preconstructions process and offers construction knowledge.

He is an LEED AP BD+C certified professional by the United States Green Building Council, Green Advantage Certified by Green Advantage, Inc. and a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). Auld is also active within his community, volunteering at various organizations including Houston Food Bank, Rebuilding Together Houston, Operation Stocking Stuffer and Habitat for Humanity.

More information on Auld and the other honorees can be found in the Feb. 29 issue of ENR Texas and Louisiana.

About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been a community builder across America for more than 150 yearsand in Texas for 37 years, creating and developing positive working relationships with clients in a diverse range of markets. Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology to deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best value. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the ninth largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2014) and is the leading healthcare and federal builder in Texas. McCarthy performs general contracting, construction management and design/build services for the following project types: healthcare, education, industrial, marine, transportation, water infrastructure, entertainment/hospitality, federal, parking, science and technology, and office. The firm has approximately 1,600 salaried employees with offices in Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Atlanta, Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Denver, and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at the website or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

New Job Club Assists Local Youth With Special Needs

The Legacy Collaboration, Inc., a registered 501(c)3 organization, is pleased to announce the introduction of a Job Club for young adults with special needs. The goal of the Job Club is to provide an additional path to help individuals with intellectual disabilities who are seeking employment through assisted career exploration and virtual job shadowing; ongoing training related to employment and networking with peers and with agencies and leaders in the community.

The Job club gives members a chance to come together with their peers in a supported environment as they seek competitive community employment. The Legacy Collaboration integrates an online virtual job shadowing program to assist members with basic employment searches, job retention skills, employment lecture series, resume building and help with the application process.

“For so many young people with disabilities, graduation means the end of social interaction and education,” explains Patti Tracy, president of TLC. “The Job Club provides an alternative that will help these people in their search for jobs and learn the skills needed to keep them.”

The Job Club is open to young adults who have or have had an IEP and Transition Plan and are aged 16 or over. Members will meet every Monday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., with open access to the computer lab on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. The first meeting is scheduled for March 7, 2016, at the TLC Job Club computer lab at 10 B Edwardsville Professional Park in Edwardsville. The membership fee is $90 per quarter or $160 for six months.

Interested individuals should contact TLC for more information about Job Club or to register. Pre-registration is required and membership is limited.

The Legacy Collaboration assists individuals seeking community employment through job development and support for skills to sustain employment. Through programs like Job Club, community collaboration and a variety of employment strategies TLC helps individuals attain and maintain employment at a competitive wage and develop career paths that offer them opportunities for success, change or advancement.

For more information about Job Club or TLC and its services, please contact 618-307-9888 or e-mail TLC at info@tlcworks.org.

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Farwell Relocates in Madison to Accomodate Growth and Business Demand

Cresa Madison represented Farwell in the relocation and expansion from thier office at 613 Williamson Street to their current location at 2010 Eastwood Drive, Suite 106 in Madison, Wisconsin

Farwell is a local project advisory firm that provides organizations with flexible end-to-end project management services and technology solutions.  Farwell works with emerging companies and larger clients, ranging from funded tech start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.  Over the past year, their employee base increased from seven to twenty-three.

The relocation will enable Farwell to accommodate their rapid growth and investment in additional service lines.  “Madison is a great place to do business, especially in the high-tech field,” stated Matt Apter, Managing Principal at Cresa Madison.  “We are seeing a number of companies expand their footprint in Wisconsin which has created significant demand for Cresa’s real estate consulting services.”

Apter was engaged by Farwell to assist in identifying and securing a relocation option that could serve as the company’s headquarters and enable Farwell to expand their staff and remain flexible for future growth.

“Cresa’s assistance with this transaction was crucial,” stated Jason Potter, CEO of Farwell.  “My schedule didn’t permit me to spend time scouring the market for vacancies.  Nor do I have the expertise in commercial real estate to know the most competitive deal terms.  Cresa took all the headaches out of the process.”

To celebrate the company’s rapid growth, The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Farwell on Thursday, March 3rd from 4 pm to 6 pm.  For more information on the event or to RSVP, please contact Nick Lombardino at nick@gofarwell.com

About Cresa

As Madison’s only tenant brokers, Cresa Madison prides itself on successfully negotiating new leasing agreements or building purchases with the tenants’ best interest in mind.  Unlike other brokers, Cresa Madison never represents landlords or sellers, so there is never a conflict of interest or a limited restriction on the number of properties available to our clients.  Cresa Madison’s knowledge of the Madison market is second to none and our team of tenant brokers uses this knowledge to provide our clients with the information they need to make solid real estate decisions with confidence.  For more information visit www.cresa.com/madison.

About Farwell

Information about Farwell can be found at their website: www.gofarwell.com

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Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Parkland Hospital

Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Parkland Hospital

Local author, Dr. John W. Boyd, will be available to sign copies of book


In 1890, Dallas was a frontier town with medical care delivered by doctors on horseback. The poorly funded city hospitals were ill equipped and had no real medication or nurses. It is difficult to look back on history and define the moment when modern medicine began, but for Dallas, that moment was in 1894 with the building of Parkland Hospital. As Dallas grew and felt the pain of the polio epidemic, world wars, and the Kennedy assassination, Parkland Hospital was there. This is the story of Parkland Hospital and its 120-year journey from frontier medicine to becoming one of the world’s premier medical centers.

Highlights from Parkland Hospital include:

         •Many of the photographs from over 15 different collections          depict never before seen images being published for the first time!

         •Parkland Hospital’s story is told from its start in 1894 to its most recent move into its fourth new facility in August 2015.

         •The medical school has been home to six Nobel Laureates and         three NASA astronauts.

         • The author of the title completed his residency at Parkland Hospital as a student at UT Southwestern.

Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

7700 West Northwest Highway, Suite 300

Dallas, TX 75225

When: Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online (https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467134002).

The combination of Arcadia Publishing & The History Press creates the largest and most comprehensive publisher of local and regional content in the USA. By empowering local history and culture enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences, we create exceptional books that are relevant on a local and personal level, enrich lives, and bring readers closer - to their community, their neighbors, and their past. Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com

Maverick Solutions Launches Enroll - 24/7 Access to Campus Solutions Training

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LifeCell was a Major Hit Among Celebrities at the 2016 GBK Productions Golden Globes Gifting Suites

LifeCell, the luxury skincare line which takes an all-in-one approach to preventing the signs of aging, was a proud sponsor of the 2016 GBK Productions Golden Globes Celebrity Gifting Suites. The event, which took place on January 8th and 9th at the W Hotel in Hollywood, was the spot to be at during Golden Globes weekend. A wide variety of stars like Viola Davis, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson, Sam Richardson, Cas Anvar, Mark Ballas and more fell in love with the entire LifeCell Skincare line.

Over 80 celebrities were gifted LifeCell’s high-end products, including their All-In-One Anti-Aging Treatment, their luxurious Body Butter, their pH Balanced Cleanser, their new Lip Plumping Treatment and more.

For more information on LifeCell, visit: www.lifecellcream.com

About LifeCell:

LifeCell is an all-natural and all-in-one approach to preventing the signs of aging by putting nature's most powerful nutrients to work on your skin. Instead of using 5 to 6 different products to achieve youthful skin, just one tube of LifeCell is everything you will ever need. It's unique ingredients can not only postpone, but it can even eliminate the need for injections or cosmetic procedures. LifeCell isn't just a wrinkle cream; It's a moisturizer, a firming cream, an under-eye treatment, an antioxidant and a dark spot minimizer. LifeCell uses their anti-aging technology in all of their products, including their BB Cream, Body Butter, and Cleanser.

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No Tests + No Grades = Higher College Enrollment The Waldorf School of St. Louis Invites Parents to (re)Think What’s Possible at Open House January 30

Imagine a school where learning isn’t dependent on all day lectures and textbooks but based on experience and play; where students learn math through games or in the garden and kitchen and learn history through story, music and visual arts; where the connection between physical activity and learning is recognized and emphasized and fairy tales are used as a portal into other cultures.

For almost 100 years, Waldorf schools have revolutionized the way in which children learn by incorporating this holistic approach to education.  The Waldorf philosophy focuses on hands-on, experiential learning instead of lectures and rote memorization. Instead of catering to a large group of students with the thought that they all learn in the same way, the Waldorf School nurtures the individual’s talents.  In addition to students creating their own textbooks, teachers use primary resources rather than relying on technology and generic methodology. Students don’t take standardized tests or receive grades in the traditional sense but instead are allowed to grow at their own pace and encouraged to strive for excellence in order to reach their highest potential in all endeavors.

It’s a non-traditional approach, but one that has produced significant results: 100% acceptance into college prep high schools, 94% of Waldorf graduates attend college, 89% expresses great satisfaction with career choices and 90% place high value on the importance of tolerance of other viewpoints. Waldorf alumni work in all sectors of the economy, bringing their passion for learning and their highly developed ethics to the realms of science and technology, business, the arts, the environment, government, and myriad other professions.

For those intrigued by this revolutionary approach to education and want to learn more, the Waldorf School of St. Louis, located at 915 North Elm Ave. in Webster Groves, will be holding an Open House on Saturday, January 30, from 10 a.m. until noon. ).  Attendees will enjoy a day in the life of a Waldorf School student, tour the campus, participate in activities and experience first-hand why Waldorf is the fastest-growing educational movement in the world. The school’s faculty and board members as well as parents of children currently enrolled in the school will also be on hand to answer questions.

“We chose Waldorf education for our children because it encourages both creative and critical thinking.  We wanted to be a part of a movement that encourages children to be global thinkers, citizens of the world, empathic, curious and aware…We wanted an education that incorporated head, heart, and hand.” – Parent & Board Member Amy DeLeal

Reservations for their Open House can be made by calling 314-962-2129. Childcare will be provided.

About The Waldorf School

Based on the insights of scientist and philosopher Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), Waldorf schools have developed into an international movement, with more than 950 schools opening worldwide since the first one debuted in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1919. The Waldorf curriculum is based upon an understanding of the developing child. The arts are totally integrated into the curriculum, and are considered to enhance the academics. By offering a learning method that strives to meet the physical, emotional, and intellectual dimensions of the developing child, Waldorf School of St. Louis, founded in 1992, integrates artistic activities and movement throughout the curriculum, providing a balanced and well-rounded education. The Waldorf School of St. Louis is currently enrolling Pre-K through grade eight and Home-School Enrichment and Parent Child classes (for ages 0 to 4 years) are also available. For more information about The Waldorf School of St. Louis, go to waldorfstl.org.

Home HVAC Tips from Honeybee AC The Las Vegas HVAC pros make home maintenance easy in the new year!

The New Year often brings about many home maintenance goals for Las Vegas homeowners.  At Honeybee AC, we want to ensure your heating and cooling systems stay in great shape while you take on larger at-home projects.  By following our 5 HVAC maintenance tips, you will prolong the life of your systems and eliminate potential HVAC emergencies.

Check the air filter in your furnace or fan coil every 4 weeks. A dirty filter will cause excessive strain on your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump. Replace your filter when necessary, or clean it if you have the reusable type.

Clean dust off of your indoor coil. With a vacuum cleaner and soft-brush attachment, you can remove any dust from the top and underside of the coil. Make sure you only do this when the coil is dry. If you can’t get the coil clean this way, call Honeybee AC for service.

Keep your outdoor condensing unit free of debris. If you keep grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery and debris away from your outdoor unit, it should only require minimal care to operate properly. Check the base pan (under the unit) occasionally and remove debris, to help the unit drain correctly.

Make sure your outdoor unit stays in a level position. If the support for your split-system outdoor unit shifts or settles and the unit is no longer level, re-level it promptly to make sure moisture drains properly out of the unit. If you notice that water beneath the unit, Honeybee AC can send a pro out to drain the fluid.

Clean your humidifier every heating season. Review your owner’s manual for the proper procedure to clean the external and internal components of your unit. The evaporator pad should also be replaced each heating season. If the water in your area is hard or has high mineral content, you may need to clean or service your humidifier more frequently.

About Honeybee AC

Honeybee AC is an HVAC services company offering exceptional air conditioning and heating services in the Las Vegas area. Honeybee AC offers the highest quality AC and heating equipment and provides a full range of maintenance, repair and replacement services to ensure we meet all of our customers HVAC needs.

From a well-maintained heating system and efficient duct system to an indoor air quality system, we completely service all of your heating and cooling needs. We offer customers guarantees on repairs, 24/7 emergency services and complete 26-Point system evaluation with every air conditioning call. We also offer annual memberships for the utmost convenience.  Bee cool. Bee green.  Bee happy.  For more information, visit http://www.honeybeeac.com.

Lux-Craft Breaking New Ground With Energy-Efficient LED Systems

As the 2013 U.S. Open was just starting, New York-based Lux-Craft Inc. was working to complete the installation of first ever LED-based lighting system at Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center in Glenwood Landing, N.Y. Coincidence or not, the two historic events were taking place at the same time.

After years of research and development, it all came down to two weeks in August. By the time U.S. Open Finals were played, the new lighting installation was complete, and all involved were anxiously waiting for the results.

The road for Lux-Craft’s engineers was not easy, and there were many sceptics who were convinced that the technology was simply not ready and that the system would not produce the needed results.

From the day the new lighting system was operational at Robbie Wagner’s, it became obvious that a new lighting revolution had begun. During the next few days and weeks as more coaches and players experienced the LED lighting, the impact of an improved lighting environment became clearer and impressive. The quality of the light amazed everyone who experienced playing under the LEDs, as vivid colors and clarity of the ball made practice much more enjoyable.

Robbie Wagner was looking to improve his club’s lighting, and was extremely pleased as more and more players and coaches complimented him. The real surprise came with arrival of first electrical bill … a 60 percent overall savings over the old lighting system.

Lux-Craft is continuously working to make improvements and advances in LED lighting technology. The company is determined to manufacture high-quality luminaires for sports facilities, as they have dedicated thousands of hours in seeking out researching the best materials. All assembly and testing is done locally in New York, and with a five-year standard guarantee, the company is confident that they can vastly improve the lighting systems at tennis clubs. All of that, combined with substantial energy savings, is guaranteeing that we are going to see more LED technology in the future of the tennis industry.

Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Braniff Airways: Flying Colors

Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Braniff Airways: Flying Colors

Local author, Richard Benjamin Cass, will be available to sign copies of book


Braniff Airways: Flying Colors takes readers on a magical flight through the history of Braniff International Airways, beginning with its small-town Oklahoma roots to its high-flying and stylish span of the globe. Braniff brought together the mystery of aviation with the glamorous fields of fashion, art, and design, and taught the flying world how to fly with style and beauty. It is this remarkable joining of forces that has made Braniff as popular today as it was when flying in style across the Atlantic and Pacific.

About the Author:

Richard Benjamin Cass, a retired airline pilot, has over 30 years experience in aviation. He saw his first Braniff jet at Dallas Love Field in 1972, and his passion for the airline began. His Braniff Flying Colors Collection, which contains his lifelong collection of Braniff historical items, is one of the largest groupings of Braniff collectibles known to exist.  His career and interests have been solely devoted to aviation endeavors, and he has founded several successful aviation businesses. Cass is a native of Dallas, Texas, where he currently lives.

Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

5959 Royal Lane, Suite 616

Dallas, TX 75230

When: Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

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South Nassau Carnation Ball Raises $607,763 in Support of Emergency Department Expansion

Supporters of South Nassau Communities Hospital raised a net total of $607,763 at the Hospital’s 2015 Annual Carnation Ball held Saturday, November 7 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Westbury.

South Nassau administrators, board members and medical staff members, as well as many of the region’s healthcare executives, state and local public officials and business and community leaders were among the 628 guests who attended the event.

“We are very grateful to all of the hospital’s supporters for making this our most successful event to date,” said   Richard J. Murphy, president and CEO of South Nassau. “Our Emergency Department in Oceanside is in need of expansion and renovation and these funds will help us accomplish the needed work so we can better serve the communities along the South Shore.”

The money raised by the 2015 Carnation Ball will support South Nassau’s “Emergency Department Expansion Campaign.”  The campaign is a five-year, $10 million fundraising initiative to help support a $60 million renovation and expansion of the Oceanside Emergency Department, serving all residents of the South Shore from Queens to Suffolk. The expansion project will increase the Emergency Department’s square footage from 16,000 to 30,000 square feet, increasing its overall size by 87% and giving it the necessary room to accommodate in excess of 80,000 patient visits each year as well as establishing dedicated areas for behavioral health and pediatric emergencies. The Emergency Department currently sees some 65,000 patients a year but was designed to handle 35,000 annually.

The renovated Emergency Department will also have separate areas for behavioral health, pediatric and geriatric patients.

The gala at the Crest Hollow Country Club featured a new electronic Text2Pledge event that allowed supporters to use their cell phones to donate money in real time to the Emergency Department cause. Sen. Alfonse D’Amato, a hospital supporter who attended, used the Text2Pledge feature to donate $10,000 from his family’s foundation.

Bruce C. Ratner, Executive Chairman of Forest City Ratner Companies, was the honoree of the Ball, while Joshua Kugler, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, South Nassau’s chair of the department of emergency medicine, was presented the Mary Pearson Award and Yondeibi Espinal, a lead environmental services aide, was the recipient of the inaugural Cupola Award.

“It is an honor to be recognized by a medical center that is as impactful as South Nassau Communities Hospital,” said Mr. Ratner. “With the number of patients seen on a daily basis, there is no question that this hospital serves a major need in Nassau County and it is imperative that we help it fulfill its vital mission.”

Mr. Ratner vowed to stay involved in the Emergency Department expansion project.

The hospital’s Mary Pearson Award is presented to an individual for extraordinary effort and contributions that significantly advance South Nassau’s commitment to compassionate care and standard setting healthcare services.  Dr. Kugler’s 15-year tenure as chair of the department of emergency medicine at South Nassau is marked by leadership, innovation and advancements in emergency medical care.

“I am humbled by this award,” said Dr. Kugler.  “It is a privilege to work at South Nassau and have the opportunity to work with and lead a tremendously talented group of professionals.”


Dr. Kugler has been deeply involved in the successful launch of South Nassau’s Emergency Department in Long Beach while overseeing the hospital’s busy Emergency Department in Oceanside.  South Nassau restored emergency medical healthcare services to the residents of Long Beach on Aug. 10th and surrounding communities with the opening of the South Nassau Emergency Department at Long Beach, located on the site of the shuttered Long Beach Medical Center.  The facility is Long Island’s first off-campus, hospital-based emergency department.  In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Kugler puts in regular shifts in the Emergency Departments, including overnight and weekend duties.

The emergency department at South Nassau’s main campus in Oceanside, meanwhile, has cemented its status as one of Long Island’s most efficient and advanced under Dr. Kugler’s guidance.  The department is designated a regional Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health, and has also been awarded the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award the past three years.  In addition to his role as chair of emergency medicine, Dr. Kugler also serves as the co-chair of the ED Steering committee and serves actively across several other integral operational committees, including EMR steering, utilization and Emergency Management.  He is the Medical Director for the Oceanside Fire Department and supports the Nassau County Police Department.

South Nassau established the Cupola Award to be presented annually to a deserving  member of the hospital community who goes above and beyond their duties and lives by the hospital mission to promote excellence in healthcare.  “The Building Services leadership team is proud of Yondeibi for being chosen to receive the award, as he is an asset not just to the department but to this institution,” said Michael Rodriguez, Administrative Director of Building Services.

South Nassau’s 2014 Employee of the Year, Mr. Espinal started working at the hospital in March of 2006.  Since then he has forged an infectious can-do attitude and is known for his trademark, 5-word response to any task or challenge: “No problem, we get it done.”

“There are so many people I work with who are just as deserving of this award,” said Mr. Espinal.  “My successes are their successes and the quality of my work is due to the quality of their work.  We do it all for the patients and their families.”

Media Contact
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Damian J. Becker
516-377-5370

The Presidential Popcorn Race Has Begun at CA Frozen Poppers

After months of tireless campaigning, debating, and clashing over popping policy, the Cheesy Does It and Aged White flavors of California Frozen Poppers have each won the nominations for the prestigious Presidential Popcorn title. Cheesy Does It has popped to the top with raucous declarations of its intensely cheesy taste. Meanwhile, Aged White has risen in popularity with its promise to maintain California Frozen Poppers’ status as the market’s best frozen popcorn.

Inarguably the more flamboyant of the two, Cheesy Does It has employed a “Make America Cheesy Again” slogan throughout its campaign. Cheesy Does It has consistently made references to the richness of its flavor and its loudly orange, corny appearance. The candidate’s path to Presidential Popcorn dominance has been marked by its controversial pledges to build a wall prohibiting the South of the Border frozen popcorn flavor from entering the field, but its celebrity status among all California Frozen Poppers cannot be denied.

Aged White has taken a less extravagant but still highly publicized approach to the popcorn presidency. After originally gaining popcorn prominence through its attachment to the ShaBang flavor, a former Presidential Popcorn winner, Aged White has carved out a name for itself over decades of persevering for the title. Aged White’s “Cheese for 2016” motto has become well-known throughout the United States.

“Although I share Aged White’s passion for pantsuits, both candidates have demonstrated remarkable tenacity in the race for the Presidential Popcorn title,” said California Frozen Poppers CEO Joshua Chaney. “May the best flavor win!”

Consumers will vote using their wallets and purchasing their favorite candidate. Visit https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaMadPoppers for updates on the election and www.cafrozenpoppers.comfor more information about Cheesy Does It, Aged White and other California Frozen Poppers flavors.

About California Frozen Poppers

California Frozen Poppers is the world’s first frozen popcorn. Using air popped non-GMO popcorn, California Frozen Poppers uses no preservatives or sprays. Gluten free and vegan options are available among 60 varieties, including sweet, spicy and savory flavors.

Media Contact
Matt Kovacs
310-395-5050
mkovacs@blazepr.com

The Bear Creek School Hosts Uruguayan Exchange Students

For the sixth consecutive year, The Bear Creek School is hosting “Building Bridges”, a short term exchange program which provides visiting students from Colegio Seminario in Montevideo, Uruguay the opportunity to learn about American school and culture. Students attend high school classes and participate in field trips to several Seattle area landmarks as well as participate in Bear Creek’s annual Ski & Snowboard Program at Stevens Pass Ski Area on Fridays. Visiting students share their language and culture with Bear Creek students during JanTerm (a two-week mini-semester in early January) and the first week of spring semester. This is an amazing chance for students to learn from each other and make lifelong connections and friendships.

In 2016, Bear Creek welcomes 10 students, five boys and five girls ages 15-17, from January 4 – 25. For the second year the Building Bridges program also includes The Overlake School which will host an additional six Uruguayan exchange students.

For more information about The Bear Creek School, visit www.tbcs.org. If you have questions about the Building Bridges program, please contact:

·         Gabriela Llanos, Bear Creek Spanish teacher, gllanos@tbcs.org

·         Natalia Morales, Overlake Spanish teacher, nmorales@overlake.org

Additional information about the program can also be found on this blog: buildingpuentes.wordpress.com/
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About The Bear Creek School

Founded in 1988, in Redmond, Washington, The Bear Creek School is an independent classical Christian school that believes only when faith, mind, and heart are fed together can students experience the fullness of education which produces leaders who think well and are compelled to engage the world.

Recognized as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School, Bear Creek serves students from the greater Eastside and is housed on three campuses.  Redmond Campus on Union Hill serves kindergarten to grade 12 students. Valley Campus, also in Redmond, serves preschool students. Bear Creek Preschool has an additional campus in Sammamish serving students ages 3-5. The Bear Creek School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools and AdvancED/Northwest Accreditation Commission.

Limited Edition Nectar Sunglasses New Limited Edition Sunglasses Released Weekly by Nectar Sunglasses

Nectar launches their new product line of weekly limited edition sunglasses. Nectar will release a new pair of limited edition sunglasses every week throughout 2016. Each pair will be unique, made with original colors and designs that have never been seen.

Nectar Sunglasses will be the first eyewear company to introduce limited edition styles on a weekly basis. Each unique pair of sunglasses will only be available for one week. These sunglasses are designed and assembled in the U.S., and only a limited amount will be available each week. Every pair of limited edition sunglasses includes free shipping within the continental U.S. This innovation is going to be a staple part of the Nectar campaign in 2016.

Dylan Roukous, Nectar’s CMO said, “We have seen little innovation from other eyewear companies and wanted to introduce something fun and fresh for our loyal Nectar customers. We have other innovative plans on the way… this is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Visit http://nectarsunglasses.com/ to see the new weekly limited edition collection, as well as our full product line and the newest additions.

About Nectar: Founded in 2012, Nectar has since become a global brand with distributors all around the world. Nectar offers affordable and fashionable sunglasses that are made for withstanding the most epic situations. Nectar’s brand includes products from classic aviator styles and fashionable designs, to protective eyewear.

For more information about Nectar, please contact us at info(at)nectarsunglasses(
dot)com. Nectar Sunglasses: Made for the freethinkers and the risk takers. Live the sweet life.

Contact
Nectar Sunglasses
Dylan Roukous

Sebesta to Present ACRP Report at TRB 95th Annual Conference

Sebesta today announced Andre Lehr, LEED AP, will be presenting at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting, hosted at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Lehr, Regional Business Unit Leader, will be presenting results published in the Airport Cooperative Research Program Report 139: “Optimizing Airport Building Operations and Maintenance Through Retrocommissioning:
A Whole-Systems Approach.” (http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/172739.aspx) The session will outline how airports are beginning to utilizing retrocommissioning processes to improve the operation and performance of their facilities. The published report includes guidance on retrocommissioning in airports, case studies from international and regional airports, and a spreadsheet tool to help practitioners evaluate and select appropriate facility optimization measures based on cost, savings, complexity, visibility, and greenhouse gas savings. Airports looking to facilitate sustainability and reduce operating costs through enhanced O&M practices will find the guidance and recommended practices extremely valuable and practical.

Authors of ACRP Report 139 and accompanying materials include: Corinne Wichser, Jessica Parks, James Miller, Katie Anthony, Kristina Bach and Mary Terrell, all of Sebesta.

The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, as well as representatives of government, industry and academic institutions. More than 35 sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2016 meeting: Research Convergence for a Multimodal Future. And more than 75 will address one or more of three “hot topics”: Transformation Technologies, Resilience, and Transportation and Public Health.

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About Sebesta

Sebesta is a national leader in lifecycle performance for built environments. The firm provides full-service consulting and engineering services to ensure occupant comfort, improve energy efficiency, reduce lifecycle operational costs, and ultimately optimize client effectiveness. Sebesta is headquartered in St. Paul, MN with 10 offices throughout the United States. Sebesta is consistently ranked in the ENR Top 500 list, an industry leading indicator published annually by Dodge Data & Analytics. The firm focuses on clients in the following markets: Government, Education, Commercial, Health Care, Industrial, and Power/Energy.

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Linda Mastaglio, TWI-PR
903.312.8651

Hollywood Orthodontics Welcomes Everyone to Open House

Hollywood Orthodontics is excited to announce the opening of our second location, and welcome everyone to tour our new office located at 7611 W. Thomas Rd. Suite E002 Phoenix, AZ (located in the Desert Sky Mall) and meet our team of professionals on Thursday, January 28th, from 6pm to 8pm.

Hollywood Orthodontics is a local orthodontic practice with two convenient locations located in Mesa and Phoenix. We specialize in orthodontic treatment for children, teens, and adults, and are committed to providing patients with the highest quality orthodontic care alongside a friendly, highly-trained staff in a comfortable environment.

Attendees will meet Dr. John Morris and his team. Dr. Morris is originally from Utah, and attended the University of Utah and then Creighton Dental School. He attended AT Still University in Mesa, AZ for orthodontic training. He has been in practice since 2011. He pursued orthodontic specialty training to help provide young people with confidence by giving them a great smile. Constantly learning and improving on procedures, Dr. Morris shows his commitment to the highest quality of care by delivering beautiful smiles.

Light refreshments will be served. All attendees will receive a goody bag. Two Sonicare Toothbrushes will be raffled off. Please contact our office at (480) 636.9970 with the number of attendees from your practice.

For more information about Hollywood Orthodontics, please visit www.bracesbymorris.com

Hollywood Orthodontics is a local orthodontic practice with two convenient locations located in Mesa and Phoenix, AZ. Hollywood Orthodontics specializes in orthodontic treatment for children, teens, and adults. Hollywood Orthodontics is committed to providing their patients with the highest quality orthodontic care alongside a friendly, highly-trained staff in a comfortable environment. For more information about Hollywood Orthodontics, please visit www.bracesbymorris.com

Smile Wide Dental Give Children In Need A Smile Smile Wide Dental will bring smiles to underserved children this February

Smile Wide Dental (Smile Wide) is partnering with Schein and the American Dental Association to give free dental screenings to underserved children for the entire month of February through the Give Kids A Smile program.

The Give Kids A Smile program gives children who do not have access to dental care the chance to receive oral treatment from local dentists and orthodontist in their area. The program helps around 5 million underserved children each year.

“There is no better feeling than helping a child in need. Partnering with Shein and the American Dental Association to bring oral health care to children who would not be able to receive it otherwise, is just one of the many reasons I love what I do.” – Dr. Badii.

Smile Wide treats patients of all ages, from infants to adults, specializing in dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery and endodontics. They have Board Certified doctors at all of their locations who each specialize in their own field of oral healthcare. Call one of their locations or visit their website, http://www.smilewidedental.com, to schedule your free consultation today!

Smile Wide

To establish great oral health habits and a program of preventative dental care in every patient’s life, while providing the best service in a comfortable environment. At Smile Wide, we care about your teeth, and we use the best equipment available to diagnose and treat your needs. Whether you require a teeth cleaning, braces, or have an interest in cosmetic dentistry, we can help you. Rest assured, we always do what's best for you and your family. Our vision is to create a family centered dental practice focused on providing excellent care, professional service and the ultimate experience in oral healthcare.

American Dental Association

The ADA Foundation provides charitable assistance for the dental community, and works to improve oral health by supporting access to care, research, and education programs.

Pocono 96.7 kicks off 2016 with a new direction and Station Manager, Kerri Manning Freeo

Neversink Media Group station owners Bud and Juli Williamson are very excited to announce the appointment of Kerri Manning Freeo as Station Manager of Pocono 96.7 and 97.3 FM. "Kerri is very respected in the community and this is a natural transition in our minds. Kerri had strong marketing and management skills when she joined us 2 1/2 years ago. Her ability to learn all facets of our industry and how to use our tools to get the results for the local businesses in the Poconos is second to none. She has demonstrated a passion for all of the special things we do on Pocono 96.7, whether it's a live 'Gary In the Morning' appearance at a local business or working with Christina in serving an important and growing part of our community, the Latin Community."

Pocono 96.7 launched in April 2012, and Kerri joined the sales team in September of 2013, working as an Account Executive/Copywriter, handling the advertising and marketing needs for many local community businesses. Kerri also services accounts for 107.7 WDLC and 106.9 WYNY, and is a crew member for Pocono 96.7's Tu Voz con Christina Show in the Poconos, which airs Sunday mornings from 8-10 am.

Kerri is a 23-year resident of the Pocono Community and has 10 years of Marketing and Advertising experience. She has been previously employed with Kmart, Proctor and Gamble, and Time Media Group, working in marketing and merchandising areas.

Another rewarding aspect of Kerri's life is her charitable work, which is close to her heart. She has over 14 years of experience in volunteering in our community, serving as the Awards Chair for the Cub Scout Pack 100, a Board Member and Treasurer for the Bushkill Youth Organization, and presently holds the position of Program Manager for the Monroe County Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Under Kerri's Management, Monroe County Special Olympics was awarded Program of the Year in 2014 and was recently awarded the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award for Monroe and Pike County by State Representative Rosemary Brown this past November.

"Today I begin an exciting journey ... as new Station Manager of Pocono 96.7 97.3 WABT. I am both honored and very excited to have been selected, and I look forward to helping find ways that Pocono 96.7 can better serve the needs of our community. I am ready to move to the next level of excellence in providing opportunities to participate in programming that will be continually tailored to meet the needs of our diverse community. I want to help the station become what it wants to be and what the community needs it to be — Local Community Radio," says Kerri Manning Freeo.

Neversink Medias' Pocono 96.7 is home for the hit shows "Gary In The Morning" and the Latin American show "Tu Voz con Christina".

For more info on Pocono 96.7, visit www.pocono967.com.

Who: General Public and Press

What: Pocono 96.7 Station Manager Kerri Manning Freeo Announced

When: January 11th, 2016

Where: Pocono 96.7 and 97.3 FM

Contact: For press and interviews, contact Gil Coronado, gcoronado.cila@gmail.com

Linking into Sales Welcomes New Addition to Social Selling Podcast

Martin Brossman and Greg Hyer are excited to welcome Elyse Archer to the Linking Into Sales team as a third podcast co-host. Elyse’s entire career has been in sales, during which she developed a relentless passion for helping sales professionals succeed.

Elyse Archer is founder and owner of Six Figure Sales Coaching, where she partners with Southwestern Consulting to deliver best-of-the-
best sales training to individuals and teams. “I love sales because it's one of the few professions where your bottom line increases accordingly as your level of personal development increases,” said Elyse. “I truly feel that social selling remains in its infancy in the sales profession, and I am excited to join two established leaders in the social selling field to help more sales professionals utilize this powerful tool.” Prior to her joining the Linking Into Sales team, Martin, Greg, and Elyse gave a joint presentation on social selling at the Sales Lead Generation Secrets conference in Raleigh on September 1, 2015.

Social selling developed as more and more buyers choose to self-educate, not engaging the sales professional until they are ready to begin the buying process. Sales professionals who engage in social selling come alongside the prospective buyer, educating and guiding them through the buying process.

Linking Into Sales was founded in 2009 when Martin and Greg realized that they shared a vision for helping sales professionals understand how to use social media in their sales engagements. They now help sales professionals develop social selling skills through online and classroom training, workshops, and 1-on-1 coaching. The "Social Selling Podcast by Linking into Sales" can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, Tunein, Player.FM, and YouTube. Subscribe and glean valuable social selling wisdom from Martin, Greg and Elyse weekly.

For more information, visit: www.linkingintosales.com
www.linkedin.com/company/linking-into-sales
www.sixfiguresalescoaching.com
www.southwesternconsulting.com

Contact
Linking Into Sales
919-789-1762

SharewarePros.com Announce its lauchs

SharewarePros site is focused in Shareware software in the form of (try before to buy) with Discounts starting from 15% to 50%, also includes Freeware and Open-Source Software when they can be useful for visitors, and this way this directory can offer the best of the best about the software world.

SharewarePros can offer the best prices because it applies the model of Coupon Codes  in partnership with the author of the software, so it is a great option for all because the visitor gets the product at minimal prices; and for SharewarePros and partners, this way has positioned this Shareware directory to the top of RegNow (Digital River) best-selling directories.

Before to include one software title on the directory the Editor's team looks at the author's company to be sure they are legitimate authors, and the next task is the product testing starting it with the download and installation, checking for viruses, spyware etc.; Finally, once it is installed, the Testers Dep. performs an in deep test its functions and from them, the Editors write the product description, also for the top products editors write an editorial review of them. As a result of it, SharewarePros is building a solid reputation into the WEB community, getting thousands of visitors a day and the most important thousands of returning visitors.

Recently, SharewarePros has opened different software targeted categories, arranged by popularity such as: Mac OS, DVD Rippers, iPad, iPod, Phone, Zune, PSP and Apple TV, General Mobile Devices, Pocket PC and Flash Tools, and this change got a positive feedback from visitors, because it facilitates the directory browsing.

Of course, it continues listing the traditional categories such as Audio and Multimedia, Business Tools, Communications, Desktop, Development, Education, Games Entertainment, Graphic Applications, Home and Hobby, Network and Internet, Security and Privacy, Server Tools, System Utilities and Web Development Tools; these categories can be sorted by Popular Software, Newest, Expiring Coupons and Top download.

Recently, SharewarePros has established partnerships with top Companies such as iSkysoft who was born in 2004 and was founded by a group of young computer lovers to develop multimedia software for Windows platform; in 2005, they started to developing multimedia software for Macintosh platform, now this company is providing a wide range of multimedia software, including DVD Rippers, Video Converters, Portable Device Managers and even WEB Video tools.

Furthermore, on October 10 was started a partnership with Aimersoft; another of the top companies specialized in multimedia software for both Windows and Mac OS platforms.

Finally, on September 18, 2012, SharewarePros has got the approval of WonderShare to promote their entire software catalog at 30% off the regular price; WonderShare is an active software-development company covering multimedia, system utilities and office tools.

SharewarePros is continuously looking for new authors, to check their software and start partnerships, so we invite to all software authors to join to SharewarePros.com Network.

Visit https://www.sharewarepros.com/

Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson Named Silver Sponsor for MyTime Women's Show

Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson is a silver sponsor for the upcoming 8th annual MyTime Women’s Show. The event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

The MyTime Women’s Show was founded in 2009 by Daily Press Media Group and provides women an opportunity to learn about the unique products, crafts and services that the region has to offer.  Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson representatives will have a booth at the event with a featured motorcycle, as well as women’s Harley-Davidson gear for purchase.  Other vendors include businesses ranging from health and beauty to gifts, jewelry and more.

For information on the event, please contact events specialist Se’era Spragley at (757) 247-4699 or sspragley@dailypress.com. For additional information on Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson, please call (757) 872-7223.

About Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson®

Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson®
opened it’s doors in 1978 and has been a proud Harley-Davidson® motorcycle and merchandise dealer in the community for more than 30 years. Located at 6450 George Washington Memorial Highway in Yorktown, Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson is committed to providing their customers with the highest level of quality and customer service. For more information please call (757) 872-7223 or visit www.hamptonroadshd.com.
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