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180+ WWII Veterans to Attend D-Day Event in Conneaut Ohio including WWII Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel Woody Williams

August 16, 2016

The largest gathering of WWII Veterans in the country are slated to attend the annual D-Day event in Conneaut Ohio, August 19th and 20th.  Notable veterans include Hershel “Woody” Williams, one of the 6 remaining Medal of Honor recipients from WWII.   Seven more veterans of WWII will be receiving the French Legion d’honneur citation at the events third annual “Salute to Veterans” ceremony slated for Saturday afternoon at 12:15.  Mr. Williams will be onsite representing the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation which honors and pays tribute to Gold Star Families that lost servicemen and women while serving in the armed forces.  Mr. Williams earned his Medal of Honor for actions that took place on the Japanese Island of Iwo Jima as a flame-thrower operator.  The foundation which bares his name and prestigious title organized in 2012 and operates on the core values of Courage, Sacrifice,...

Dr. Joan Marques Named Interim Dean of Woodbury University School of Business

August 17, 2016

, Ph.D., Ed.D., Assistant Dean of the School of Business at and Professor of Management, has been named Interim Dean of the School, effective August 19, the university announced today.   Dr. Marques succeeds Dr. Andre van Niekerk, who will return to the School of Business faculty this fall.  The School of Business has embarked on a search for a full-time dean, which will continue into the 2016-2017 academic year. “Joan Marques will be an excellent interim dean for the School of Business,” said Randy Stauffer, Interim Sr. VP of Academic Affairs.  “She epitomizes so much of what makes Woodbury distinctive and special.  She has been both an exceptionally successful working professional and a values-driven academician.  She is engaged and engaging, creative and inspiring.”      Dr. Marques earned an MBA from Woodbury and an educational doctorate (Ed.D.) in Organizational...

At the Edge of the Grand Canyon: A Destination Oil-Painting Adventure & Art Retreat

August 17, 2016

Noted and celebrated artist, Paula Swain, will lead a small group of participants on a weeklong art experience at the Grand Canyon. Working collaboratively with Sedona Joe’s Picture Framers and Gallery of Old Town Spring, Texas, Ms. Swain will host a special winter Grand Canyon art experience for oil painters of all skill levels. The Grand Canyon Winter Art Workshop will be held at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, February 12-18, 2017.  This art retreat will explore topics such as composition, sketching, techniques, and color.  “Grand Canyon in winter is spectacular” stated Swain “This is a unique opportunity for those who want a different perspective of Grand Canyon and inspiration from the changing canyon colors that come with the winter season.” Workshop sessions have been artfully designed for all skill levels from beginners to experienced artists.  Paula will share her unique vision...

Billionaire Donald Trump’s Business Secrets

August 18, 2016

In my past articles I highlighted a number of letters from WikiLeaks that had an impact on the reputation of the US presidential candidate Donald Trump. I will not go into details, but let me remind you that there were discussed topics of cash flows for large sums between Donald’s business companies and some influential businessmen from Russia. At the moment, Trump chose a curious position in his speeches, calling to back America’s former glory and economic growth. Indeed, Donald has an extensive successful experience in business and his skills in solving complex business problems could be transferred to the US economy as a whole. By now, we can notice Trump’s calls for activating of profitable areas of the economy – arms, defense and industry. We can also understand Donald’s thinking against immigrants, as the money earned should be accumulated and multiplied in America and not go to other countries. Such a multi-centralization of the economic...

Guaranteed Welcomes Nationally-Ranked Loan Originators to Boston Office

August 16, 2016

Guaranteed Rate, the eighth largest mortgage lender in the nation, welcomes a nationally-ranked loan originator to its Natick, Massachusetts office.  In 2015, Rick Scherer was ranked #203 in Scotsman Guide with a volume of 279 units for $93.9M. Rick Scherer has been in the mortgage industry for 15 years and has originated close to one billion dollars in closed loans. In addition to serving as Guaranteed Rate's newest Senior Loan Officer and Branch Manager of the Natick office, he also hosts Real Estate Radio Boston on WBZ NewsRadio.  "I couldn't be prouder to have one of the nation's top loan originators join my team," said Bard Conn, Regional Manager. "Guaranteed Rate will help Rick advance in his career, because all of our loan officers are able to utilize our process for getting loans closed quickly, the POD model, and cutting-edge technology, including the Digital Mortgage and Intuitive Loan Finder." Guaranteed...

Ketinos Top Rated Rotary Cheese Grater is Now Available in Retro Mint Green

August 17, 2016

Ketinos is thrilled to announce that their top selling rotary grater is now available in a new color. Ketinos, a premium kitchenware brand, is working closely together with their customer base when it comes to releasing new products. After launching the rotary cheese grater in April 2016, they have received many requests to sell the grater in other colors. The grater was originally available in a modern all-black design, and now gets a hip retro look in . ”All of us who work at Ketinos are crazy about Retro-looking kitchen gadgets, so we decided to bring that into our brand”, says Naomi Pratt, PR manager at Ketinos. ”Mint green, in particular, is such a fresh and cool color, it brings joy to the kitchen!”. Ketinos cheese grater is now available in mint green, exclusively for Amazon customers. ”The new color is released in a limited edition, but the demand seems very high, so we are considering to make it...

Meet-and-Greet with Teen Sensation Skylar Stecker to Benefit The Melody Makers Scholarship Foundation

August 15, 2016

Saturday August 20, 2016 3-5 pm Skylar Stecker will meet and greet fans, sign photos and help raise money for the Melody Makers Scholarship Foundation.  A donation of $20 is required to be placed on the guest list. 100% of the funds will be donated to the foundation. When: Saturday, August 20, 2016 3-5 pm Where: Melody Makers Scholarship Foundation inside Melody Makers OC Studio. 4120 Birch Street Suite 122, Newport Beach 92660 (Cross Streets: Birch & Dove back of building) Skylar is a popular teen American vocalist and YouTube star most known for her roles on the Disney Channel and her hit singles; her song “Sweet Dreams” is currently number four on Billboard’s Dance Chart.  She is a previous student from Melody Makers OC Artist Development Studio. She is finishing her U.S. tour and is stopping by to give back to our community to meet and greet...

Dmitry Druzhinsky Proud of MatchPoint NYC Hosting World Class Sporting Events

August 16, 2016

Co-founder of the premier Brooklyn-based center, is excited about the activities and sporting events taking place at , a sports and fitness center for the whole family that is fast becoming a global destination for tennis, swimming, basketball, gymnastics, martial arts and other events. As members, and guests are trying out the different activities available, well-known professional athletes are enjoying the facilities during their training sessions. From famous celebrity guests to special occasions and fundraisers, an abundance of sporting events take place at MatchPoint NYC. The size and versatility of the luxury recreation center allows for ease of use and expert competitions, including the proper regulation sized facilities for accurate results. With more than 120,000 square feet of available space, many leading sporting associations are looking at MatchPoint NYC as an excellent place to host tournaments and special events. Professional tennis star and , Dinara Safina...

Canterbury Florida Equestrian Center Offers New Developments

August 17, 2016

Canterbury Showplace is a full service Equestrian Facility located in Newberry, Florida near Gainesville. With many improvements over the years it has become one of the premiere venues for horse-related shows and events. The facility is home to over 200 stalls, a large covered arena, 2 outdoor arenas, Dressage rings, climate controlled clubhouse, RV hookups and more. Some of the most recent developments include the hiring of new manager, EllenMarie Ettenger and the launch of their new mobile-friendly . “We wanted to make sure we were up-to-date with the latest technology and equipment.” says Ettenger. The facility holds a throughout the year including jumping, driving, dressage, reining, and cross country.  Some favorite events include Jubilee of Breeds, Citrus Cup, Southeast Horse Shows Dressage, Horse Shows in the Park, and the Holiday Classic Pleasure Driving Show, to name just a few.  Other types of events include dog shows, parties...

B.W. Leadership Academy Provides Unique Opportunity for Leadership Development

August 16, 2016

Dr. Bryan K. Williams, the leading expert on customer service, recently announced the launch of the B.W. Leadership Academy, a two-day event that focuses on making the attendee a stronger, more effective leader.  Based on years of experience and feedback from clients around the world, Williams developed the B.W. Leadership Academy to focus on the individual leader and making him or her the leader they are meant to be.  The attendee is fully engaged every step of the way, which begins when an executive coach is assigned immediately after registration to work with the participant both pre- and post-Academy.  Each participant will also take the Gallup StrengthsFinder online assessment and complete a customized leadership action plan.   “For the past ten years I’ve worked with leaders from hundreds of organizations to improve their organizational effectiveness and almost always the change started with the leaders.  Strong leaders lead successful...

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