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MBE Magazine Launches 30th Anniversary with Celebration at WBENC National Conference and Gets Ready for the Big Event on November 1 in Orlando, FL

Henderson, NV (PRWEB) July 11, 2014

MBE magazine launched its 30th Anniversary with over 300 attendees at their reception during the recent Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Conference and Business Fair in Philadelphia last month. A highlight of the event was the announcement of fifteen exceptional WBEs Who Rock winners, which honors women who excel, not only in business, but also play an active role in their communities. The winners are: Terena Bell, Pamela Chambers O’Rourke, Dr. Karen Eng, Donna Stevenson, Lisa Michele Chretien, Kate Dodge, Sharon Reynolds, Olsa Martini, Keshia Walker, Livia Whisenhunt, Ranjani Mohana, Pamela Isom, Sylvana Coche, Kathy David and Sheila Marmon. In addition, several interviews were conducted with key corporate and WBENC representatives live on the MBE red carpet during the business fair.

Barbara Oliver, publisher of MBE magazine, was on hand to welcome and thank the crowd for their continued support. Special thanks went out to SeaWorld Orlando, title sponsor and host of the 30th Anniversary Experience event in Orlando, FL on November 1, just prior to the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) Annual Conference. “We are excited to have the support of SeaWorld as our title sponsor, to help us celebrate this major milestone in our magazine’s history,” said Oliver.

The publication is now launching a photo campaign entitled How Do You MBE? The campaign, which runs until August 15, asks longtime readers to submit a photo of themselves with an issue of the magazine, along with a brief caption explaining how and where they MBE. The photos will be featured in a special “How Do You MBE?” spread in the September/October Anniversary issue, and one very lucky winner and a guest will receive a trip to Orlando (airfare and two night accommodation included) to celebrate with MBE at its 30th Anniversary Experience.

In a fond farewell, the upcoming July/August issue of MBE magazine will feature the last oil painting cover style. Since the inception of the publication, the cover of each issue has been hand painted by artists over the years, the most recent of which is Robert Sherrill. This unique style has made MBE magazine a recognizable staple in the industry. “The decision to change our well-loved oil painting to a photograph was not an easy one,” said Oliver. “We believe that every picture tells a story, and a photograph captures the essence of an individual in a way that nothing else can.” This sentiment was reinforced by the overwhelming enthusiasm shown by readers and supporters for the May/June issue which featured our first photo cover. The final oil painting cover issue goes on sale, August 1.

Log onto http://www.mbemag.com to find out more about the contest.

About MBE:    

Minority Business Entrepreneur (MBE) magazine is published bi-monthly by Enterprise Publishing Inc. and serves as a nationwide forum for minority and women business owners, corporations and government agencies concerned with minority and women business enterprise development. Founded in 1984 by Ginger Conrad, MBE magazine maintains a strong commitment to economic parity as a lasting solution to the ills of poverty and discrimination.

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New England Food Show Hosts Over 350 Exhibitors for the 2014 Event

Portland, Maine (PRWEB) March 05, 2014

The New England Food Show, coming up March 16-18, 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA, will host over 350 exhibitors for the 2014 event. The show is sponsored primarily by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, and partners with other regional retail, specialty and hospitality groups.

The New England Food Show 2014 exhibitors include food and equipment manufacturers, agents and suppliers, food and equipment distributors, dealers, brokers and traders featuring products for retail food, foodservice, and restaurant buyers in the New England market. The exhibitor list to-date includes the following companies:


2R-Health Inc

85 Beacon Group

AC RadioCom

Acana Northeast inc.

Accardi Foods

Accutech Packaging

Adore Floors

ADT Security Services

Advantage Payroll Services

Advantage Waypoint


Against The Grain Gourmet

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission


Altro Floors and Walls

American By-Products Co., Inc.

American Express OPEN

American Metalcraft

American Trading Company

Aralia Olive Oils

Arthur J. Kaufman Sales Co

Artisan Square

ASAP Fire & Safety corp.

ASIA etc., LLC

ASK Foods, Inc.

Assured Computing Technologies, Inc

Astar Inc

Atlantic Awning

Atlantic Capes Fisheries Inc..

Atlantic Natural Foods

Atlas Watersystems, Inc

August A Busch & Co.of MA

Australian Beef & Lamb

Auto Fry/Motion Technology

Averill’s Sharper Uniforms

Avery Dennison

Bacall & Conniff, PC – Financial Management & Restaurant Accounting

Bagel Land

Baker Commodities

Bamboo Studio

Bank of America Merchant

Barilla America Inc

Baxter Bakery Products

BelGioioso Cheese Inc

Berkel Equipment

Bermar America Wine Preservation Systems

Black Bear Coatings & Concrete

Blake HIll Preserves

Blount Fine Foods

Blue Elephant

Bluefin Consultants

BoldWood Interiors

Book Ends

Bookbinder Specialties

Boston Gourmet Chefs

Boston Salads & Prepared Foods

Boston Showcase Company

BriCins Inc

Broaster Company (The)

Brownie Brittle by Sheila G

Bugambilia International Inc

Bulldog Packaging

Canada Beef Inc.

Carando Gourmet Foods

CardTronics ATM

Carlisle FoodService Products

Carrier Transicold of Boston

Catania Spagna Corp

CC-Teknologies Inc.

Ceylon Vanilla Company

Champignon North America, Inc.

Chef Works

CHEFfield Presentation

Chef’s Fun Foods

Christy’s Truck Rental


Comcast Business Class

Connecticut gourmet, LLC

Continental Refrigerator

Cool Air Creations, Inc.

Costa Fruit & Produce Co

Cove Risk Services LLC

CR Peterson Associates

Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer & Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc St. Killian Importing

Crescent Duck Farm

Crown Uniform & Linen Service

Current Specialties LLC

Dansko by Alexander’s Uniforms


Dave Swain Associates

Dexter-Russell Inc

Digital Dining

Dimitria Delights Inc.

Dining Alliance

Dining du Jour, LLC

Dining Out with Bruce Newbury

Dominion Liquid Technologies LLC

Donper America

Drew’s, LLC

Drum Rock Products

Dudson USA

Duralex USA

Duro-Last Roofing Inc.


East Coast Fire and Ventilation, Inc.

Eastern Food Service Equipment

Ecolab Inc

Economy Cash Register & POS Systems


Edibles By Jack

El Recreo Estate Coffee

Elite Seating LLC

Eloma Combi Ovens

Emile Henry USA Corp

Emuamericas, LLC


Equipex Ltd

Espresso Plus

Europena Ingredients Inc.

Fagor Commercial

Falvey Linen Supply

Famoso Gourmet Imports, LLc

Fantini Bakery

Fillo Factory

Finger Food Products, Inc.

Flavour Strategy

Flying Food Group

Focus Hospitality Sales LLC

Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages

Food Warming Equipment Co Inc

Foodservice East

Force 4 Photography, LLC

Fore Green Solutions /Henny Penny of New England

Forrester Flooring

Fortessa Tableware Solutions

Freshly Squeezed

Frione Marketing LLC

Front of the House

Fruit Fly Bar Pro

Galaxy Desserts

Gasket Guy of SE MA


Gelato Giuliana LLC

General Linen Service, Inc.

General Truck Center

George’s Bakery Products Inc

Golden Cannoli Shells Co., Inc.

Gonnella Frozen Products, Inc

Goose Island Beer Company

Gopinion, Inc.

Gosling’s Rum

Gracious Gourmet (The)

Grand Rapids Chair Company

GrandTen Distilling

Griffin Connect/The Griffin Report

Gringo Jack’s

Grosfillex Contract Furniture

Gulf Oil/Gulf Electricity

Gunter Wilhelm Cutlery

Hale and Hearty Soups

Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company

Harbar LLC


Harbortouch Atlantic / EAG Payroll

Heartland Payment Systems


Heritage Berkshire

Highland Foods, LLC

Himalayan Salt Co.

Hobart Corporation

Holland Hospitality Group

Hollowick Inc

Hope’s Country Fresh Cookies

Hoshizaki New England Distribution Center, Inc

Humane Society International

Imperial Bag & Paper Co., LLC

Independent Electric Supply


Italimport Inc.

Ivy’s Fine Cakes

Jack’s Custom Woodworking


James Ritteman Cash Registers

Jason Trucks Inc

JBS Imports

Jens & Marie

Jim’s Organic Coffee

JLine, Inc.

JN Kidds Distributor


Jones Dairy Farm

Joseph’s Pasta Co

Kabobs Inc

Kent Precision Foods Group

Kettle Cuisine Inc

Kettler International Inc

Kikkoman Sales USA

Kitchen Magic

Kolo Draft


Koppert Cress USA

La Flor Products Co., Inc.

La Ronga Bakery

Lactalis Culinary

LaMarca and Sons Inc



Libbey Foodservice

Lilly’s Fresh Pasta

LMC Surgibuns

Long Range Systems

Loumidis Foods

M & M Label Co. Inc.

MA Department of Fire Services

Mancini Packing Co.

Mangia, Inc.

Maplebrook Farm

Market Forge Industries Inc

Marsal and Sons Inc

Mass Partnership for Food Safety

Massachusetts Restaurant Assoc

Mauviel USA

MCR Technologies

Mello’s Sausage Company, Inc.

Metromedia Energy Inc

Metropolitan Linen Services

MIC Food

MICROS Systems, Inc.

Midtown Markets

Mike’s Pies

Modern Pest Services

MultiGrains Bakery

Nardi/S.I.T. Inc.

Nationwide Uniform Express, Inc.


NCR Aloha

Nespresso For Business

New Brunswick International Inc

New England Seating

New England Tea & Coffee

Newport Biodiesel

Norex Enterprises, Inc.

North Star Rental Systems

Northeast Laboratory Services

Northeast Stainless, Inc.

NorthStar Insurance Services, Inc.

NuCO2 Inc



OpenTable, Inc.

Oreck Vacuums/Bissell Big Green Commercial

Otto Trading Inc

Outdoor Living Designs

Ovention Ovens

Owens Corning Residential Products of Boston

Paino Organics LLC

Palenquera Exotic Fruit

Park National Bank Funding Solutions

PastryStar/dba Amero Foods

Paul W Marks Company Inc


PC Music

Peavey Electronics

Piantedosi Baking Company Inc

Piper Products

Planet Satellite

Poppi Al’s Inc



Quality Life (The)

QuickLabel Systems

R. Murphy Knives

Rao’s Coffee Roasting Company

Ray’s New York Bagel

RealFood Consulting

Reid Label & Graphics

Renewal by Andersen Boston

Rentokil North America Pest Control

Rescom Exteriors Inc.

Restaurant Depot

Retail Control Solutions

RGB Architects

Rhineland Cutlery

RI Hospitality Association

Richer Pour Wine Company


Robot Coupe – Butkevich Associates

Robot Coupe USA

Rockport Specialty Seafoods

Root! Foods

Rosle USA

Rotella’s Italian Bakery

S & D Coffee / Victor Coffee


Seco Select

Serralles USA

ServSafe/National Restaurant Association

Sheila G /Vintage Italia

Sid Wainer & Son



Silverleaf Resorts


Smart Restaurant Products

Snapchef Culinary Staffing and Training


Somerset Industries Inc

Sonic Drive In


Sparrow Enterprises Ltd

Spence – Wells Associates

Spindrift Beverage Co, LLC

Standley Sales Co.

Stash Tea Company

Steelite International

Sterno Candle Lamp

Stonewall Kitchen, Ltd.


Stuffed Foods LLC.

Summit Spring Water

Sunrise Marketing/epunched

Supreme Corporation Inc

Swing Labels, LLC


Swisher International, Inc.

Sysco Boston LLC

Tablecraft Products

Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, PC – Albert A DeNapoli, Esq.

Taylor Freezer Of New England

Tech Logistics

Tech Transport

The Culinary Institute of America

TinderPro Firewood

Toast POS

Tony’s Clam Chowder

Torani/R. Torre & Company

Traditional Breads Inc

TransAct Technologies

Traulsen Refrigeration

TriMark Disposables

TriMark United East

True Food Service Equipment

True Manufacturing

TurningPoint Systems


Ultimate Textile

UMASS Hospitality and Tourism Mgmt Dept

Unicorr Packaging


United Citrus Products

Unity Food Sales

Vermont Soy LLC

Victorinox Swiss Army

Vollrath Company, LLC


Walco Stainless

Wexler Packaging Products

Whit’s Media

Wikki Stix Co.

Wolf Equipment

Write Touch POS – East Commerce Solutions


Zinneken’s Belgian waffles

Industry professionals and buyers wishing to attend can register at http://www.nefs-expo.com, or by calling 508-743-8579. Registrants who belong to state restaurant or specialty associations receive discounted registration.

Companies interested in exhibiting at the 2014 New England Food Show should contact Beth Schultz, sales(at)nefs-expo.com.

About New England Food Show

The New England Food Show is produced by Diversified Communications. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association and supported by other New England state restaurant, retail, hospitality and specialty food associations, NEFS is the region’s largest and most attended trade show for retail food and foodservice buyers and professionals. http://www.nefs-expo.com

About Diversified Communications

Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through magazine publishing, online resources and trade exhibitions on four continents. Diversifieds core markets include the commercial marine, natural and organic, food and seafood industries. In addition, they produce leading events across several markets such as finance, building and construction, healthcare and textiles. http://www.divcom.com

Qualified Media (approval required) interesting in covering the event can register for free at http://www.nefs-expo.com.

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Dancing with the Doc – Enjoy Valentine’s Themed Event with Dr. Ming Wang

Spring Hill, TN (PRWEB) February 3, 2007

Nashville, TN. – Dr. Ming Wang, MD, Ph.D, a Harvard & MIT graduate, an internationally known LASIK surgeon and the reigning World Ballroom Championship finalist (pro-am international open 10-dance), and his partner, Mercedes Soria (US pro-am closed 10-dance champion) will be the featured dancers at a Valentine’s Day themed event in Murfreesboro. The Solid Gold Club at Wilson Bank & Trust is presenting this gala event, “Dancing with the Doc” , at the Murfreesboro Athletic Club in Murfreesboro on Friday, Feb. 16, to raise funds to help the blind.

Military Surviving Spouses to Educate Congress on the SBP/DIC Offset Issue at MOAA Storming the Hill event

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013

Military Officers Association of Americas (MOAA) is sponsoring a Storming the Hill event to educate the 113th Congress and their legislative and military assistants on the Survivor Benefit Plan/Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (SBP/DIC) offset issue. Members of MOAAs Auxiliary Member Advisory Committee (AMAC), joined by members of the Gold Star Wives, American Legion, Society of Military Widows, and various surviving spouse support groups, will storm the Hill on Wednesday, July 17 to urge their representatives and senators to repeal the SBP/DIC offset for surviving spouses.

In order to fully understand the importance of complete elimination of the SBP/DIC offset, it is vital that they understand the issue and its impact on surviving spouses and families, said Vice Adm. Norbert R. Ryan, Jr., USN (Ret), president of MOAA. The ultimate goal is complete elimination of the SBP/DIC offset, and I am proud of this group of surviving spouses for their advocacy and determination, Ryan stated.

Under current law, the surviving spouse of an active duty or retired servicemember who dies from a service-caused condition is entitled to $ 1,215 a month in DIC from the VA. If the military retiree also was enrolled in SBP, DIC is deducted from the surviving spouse’s SBP annuity.

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) have introduced S. 734 and H.R. 32, respectively, which would repeal the offset of DIC payments from SBP annuities, in the belief that when military service causes the death, the VA indemnity payment should be added to the normal SBP annuity, not subtracted from it. Sen. Nelson will attend a congressional breakfast with the stormers the morning of the event and Rep. Wilson has been invited as well.

After a congressional breakfast, the stormers will meet with their legislators and staffs to discuss the issues, provide fact sheets and brochures, and ask them to end the SBP/DIC offset. Even in a budget-constrained environment, fair treatment for survivors of servicemembers who gave their lives for their country must not be a low funding priority, Ryan concluded.

The schedule for the AMAC Storming the Hill Event is as follows:

Holiday Inn

2460 Eisenhower Avenue

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (703) 960-3400

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Meet and greet at Holiday Inn

5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. Pre-briefing for July 17 (agenda, schedule, and materials)

6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Dinner buffet banquet

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

7:30 a.m. Buses (provided by MOAA) depart hotel for Capitol Hill

8:30 a.m. 9 a.m. Congressional breakfast at the Rayburn Bldg. Sen. Nelson will attend, and Rep. Wilson has been invited.

9 a.m. 10 a.m.



SBP/DIC recipients testimonials

MOAA Staff SBP/DIC education brief

Q-and-A session

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Storming the Hill

To register, please visit http://www.moaa.org/amacstorming. Registration is open until June 30.

Check out MOAAs brochure Undue Sacrifice.

Check out MOAAs Survivor Benefit Plan/Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (SBP/DIC) offset for Survivors fact sheet.

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About MOAA:

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nations largest officers association with more than 380,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for Americas Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org.

Dodge Poetry Festival Announces Complete Schedule and Debut of 2012 Festival Smartphone App for October 11-14 Event

Newark, NJ (PRWEB) August 17, 2012

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has announced the complete program of more than 100 poetry events and a full roster of poets who will perform in the 14th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, presented in partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the City of Newark, NJ from October 11 through 14, 2012. Today also marks the debut of the Dodge Poetry app, where users will be able, for the first time, to plan their Festival schedule on their smart phones and other handheld devices. The Dodge Poetry Festival is the largest poetry event in North America. Called Wordstock by The New York Times, audience members have the opportunity to hear performances from and interact with dozens of the worlds foremost poets with an extraordinarily wide range of backgrounds and styles. Single day passes to the Festival are now on sale at http://www.njpac.org and at the NJPAC box office, as are weekend and four-day passes.

Poets returning to the Festival include former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine (2011-12) and the newly appointed U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey (2012- ), Pulitzer Prize-winner C. K. Williams, poet-musician Kurtis Lamkin, National Book Award winners Terrance Hayes and Thomas Lux, and T.S. Eliot Prize-winner Jane Hirshfield. Among the poets making their Dodge Poetry Festival debuts this year are: Pulitzer Prize finalist Henri Cole, Chilean National Literature Prize winner Raul Zurita, Irelands leading woman poet Eavan Boland, California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, National Book Award winner Nikky Finney, Fanny Howe, and Gregory Orr. Returning to the Festival for the second consecutive year are Newark resident and founder of the Black Arts Movement Amiri Baraka and National Book Award finalist Dorianne Laux. The Festival will also present a world premiere performance of selections from four-time National Grand Slam Champion Patricia Smiths book-length sequence Blood Dazzler, about Hurricane Katrina, set to Wynton Marsalis At the Octoroon Balls string quartet and performed by members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

A highlight of the Festival will be a Poetry Sampler taking place on Thursday evening, October 11, offering audiences the opportunity to hear 25 acclaimed poets including Natasha Trethewey, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, and others, giving short, back-to-back readings over two-and-a-half hours, an event unparalleled at any other poetry gathering.

In addition to readings and performances, all Festival poets will participate in discussions and other multi-poet events. Of particular note are several sessions entitled Reading and Conversation, in which groups of poets will read their work and engage in a question and answer period with the audience. Other discussion topics include Poetry and Pride, which explores the impact of gay poets on contemporary poetry; A Life Together, featuring two pairs of married poets; and Lost and Found in Translation, with two Latin American poets and their translators discussing the challenge of preserving the original intent and feeling when a poem is translated into a different language.

Another Festival highlight will be a session with Newark native Amiri Baraka, who, in addition to participating in multiple events throughout the Festival, will participate in a discussion about the 45th anniversary of the Newark uprising with historian and Rutgers University Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor Clement Price, who serves on President Obamas Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

Anchored by events at NJPAC, the Festival will transform downtown Newark into a Poetry Village, with many of the performances and readings occurring at alternate venues and cultural destinations in Newark, all within easy walking distance of the Center including Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, First Peddie Baptist Memorial Church, the New Jersey Historical Society, the Newark Museum, North Star Academy, and Trinity & St. Philips Cathedral. At times during the Festival, ten or more separate stages will offer events simultaneously for audiences from 100 to 2,000 people.

Every Dodge Poetry Festival, since the first in 1986, has offered the opportunity to see and hear some of the icons of the age, poets whove had a major influence on those who followed them, like Philip Levine, C. K. Williams, and Eavan Boland, said Martin Farawell, Festival Director. But what has always made the Festival so exciting is the opportunity to discover new voices, to discover more of the American poetries, as the late Adrienne Rich put it, that are out there. That feeling, that the poetry community really is national and international, that it cuts across all boundaries and welcomes everyone from every background, from the expert to the person who hasnt even discovered how powerfully poetry can speak to them, is whats made the Festival such a memorable experience. And the Dodge Poetry staff has worked very hard to put together a line up for the 2012 Festival that will keep that tradition vibrant and alive.

We’re proud to welcome many of the worlds greatest poets and their fans to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center this October, said John Schreiber, President and CEO, NJPAC. The Dodge Poetry Festival draws a diverse and enthusiastic audience to Newark, and we’re excited to greet the thousands of visitors who will share in this extraordinary celebration.

The response to the 2010 Festival in Newark was outstanding, said Christopher Daggett, President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Visitors who came to Newark for the first time discovered its beautiful performance spaces and churches, and the art galleries, museums, and restaurants. And the people of Newark couldnt have been more welcoming. We are grateful to them, and proud to have the City of Newark and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as our partners. We are excited about the 2012 Festival, excited that Dodges decades-long investment in poetry has allowed us to play a small part in the renaissance of a great American city. We look forward to a long run in our new home.

Newark has been home to and the inspiration for countless great artists, and following the success of the 2010 Festival, were very happy to be welcoming the Dodge Poetry Festival back to our city and the world-class New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The Dodge Poetry Festival is the largest poetry festival in North America and visitors from across the globe will have the opportunity to hear great works of poetry in some of Newarks most important cultural and historical locations. This Festival will continue to manifest Newarks status as a destination for entertainment and the arts, said Newarks Mayor, Cory A. Booker.

Known for its tremendous ethnic and cultural diversity, downtown Newark is located three miles from Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the largest international airports in the United States. Downtown Newark is easily accessible by public transportation via Amtrak, New Jersey Transit (NJT), and PATH trains, and is located at the center of the New York metropolitan area. This year, as a key component of the Dodge Foundations commitment to a healthier environment, the Festival will partner with NJT to make public transportation more affordable for Festival-goers. NJT will offer $ 10 ticket vouchers for Festival participants for a round-trip to and from any NJT rail station to Newark Penn Station. The $ 10 NJT tickets are purchased through NJPAC when purchasing Festival tickets online, over the phone or at the box office. The Festival ticket can be shown to the conductor in place of a regular ticket and can be used to ride the Light Rail from Newark Penn Station to NJPAC, offering door-to- door service for Festival goers.

The Dodge Festival is electrical, legendary, and indispensable — the most exuberant, far-ranging, far-reaching poetry gathering America of

NAPW Los Angeles Local Chapter Hosted Marketing Expert Ruth Klein who Shared De-stressing and Life/Balance Tips at August Breakfast Networking Event

Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2012

Members and guests of the Los Angeles Local Chapter came together for a networking breakfast meeting at Factors Deli. Extra tables and chairs had to be requested to accommodate all who attended the August 15th event. Attendees were treated to an informative presentation by Ruth Klein, Author/Speaker/CEO of The Marketing Time Source, who kept their attention with tips and advice on finding that elusive but important balance between work and family.

NAPW Los Angeles Local Chapter President Ruth Garcia-Corrales welcomed the members and guests to the breakfast, remarking along with other members, on the wonderful mix of women who were present. From the colorful outfits they wore, to their eclectic nationalities, to their varied professions, there was a wonderful feeling of unity in the room.

If we could see it, Im sure there really was a rainbow aura glittering above us in that room. It was member Daisy Marks who used that word to describe the unity we were, said Chapter President Ruth Garcia-Corrales.

One by one, members and guests briefly introduced themselves, sharing the passion and commitment they have for their professions with all. After introductions were made, Ruth Klein got up to speak and immediately captured the attention of the Los Angeles Local Chapter members and guests.

Capped by Ruth Kleins riveting talk, we were, by each other and by Ruth, spiritually and practically touched, moved, inspired, maybe even shifted, and definitely empowered!, said the Chapter President.

A Branding Strategist and Productivity Coach, Ruth received her Master in Spiritual Psychology from Santa Monica University. Ruth assists entrepreneurs by bringing their gifts to the world through branding, marketing, and publicity, helping them to make the money they deserve. Ruth mentioned her upcoming seminar titled, Charging What Youre Worth and Getting It!

Ruth began her presentation by talking about stress, something most women in the audience were able to identify with. Stress is also the subject of two of her six published books.

Number one and two on the list of what affects women the most are inextricably combined: stress, theres too much of it, and time, there isnt enough of it, said Ruth, who noted that both negatively affect womens health. In fact, she said, women suffer 80% more heart attacks than men.

The presentation was informative and interactive and NAPW Lost Angeles Chapter members and guests had the opportunity to talk about the stresses and challenges in their own lives. Problems such as communicating with others, the challenge of dealing with children and their busy schedules, rebellious teens, and financial issues were all touted as top stress inducers. Ruth then pointed out how women are often reluctant to ask for help.

Even lawyers, even doctors, even I, who used to think I could do everything myself and know everything, now, realizing that very issue, I always asks for help. Assistance is always one request away, she told the crowd.

Ruth then spoke about sabotage and the many ways people play the saboteur by procrastinating, taking on more than they can do.

We get stuck and overwhelmed from all that. We dont ask for help; the list goes on and on, she said.

Members shared some of their thoughts on managing stress. Daisy Marks talked about how the new hi-tech world is the new stressor and Lisa-Catherine Cohen quoted Dr. Phi who said, You cant give what you dont have.

To help deal with all of lifes stresses Ruth suggested to the audience that they use percentages to help them de-stress: 30% me-time, 50% family, and the rest is spent on work. Those percentages, of course need to be flexible.

It is a balancing act, but if we can do it carefully, stress is reduced and everyone is happier, healthier, and easier going, said Ruth. Notice who youre hanging out with, and rather than the blamers and shamers, the poor-me victim-thinkers, the angry grudge-holders, choose instead to hang with positive, successful people! Like the members of NAPW! said Ruth.

To wrap up, Ruth invited everyone to join her for a picnic at the second-last summer concert on Santa Monica Pier August 30that 6pm. Bring chairs, pillows, blankets, food , and drink (plastic only, no glass containers allowed and no alcohol). Park at her place at 101 Ocean Avenue and then walk to the pier, early enough to stake out a good spot. Email Ruth to learn time and directions at: mailto:rklein(at)ruthklein(dot)com or call her at 310.714.1583 and check out her Website at http://www.ruthklein.com/

The following members attended the August 15th breakfast networking meeting;

O. Randolph- Notary Public and a Certified Loan Signer, O has been helping people, especially women, as a manager in Beverly Hills for the last 15 years.

Margaret Weber-Dean in the Psychology Department at Pepperdine,she is involved in research about women facing the pressures of societal issues, a study in higher education. She is currently at work developing a website for this study. She is looking for an animator to target children in her research.

Alana Roshay-Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) at Infinity Real Estate group in Hollywood. At the bottom of her business card is this: Solving the foreclosure crisis one homeowner at a time.

Michelle Romo-Certified Distressed Property Expert and sole Owner of EXCELLENCE

Ski Vermont Summer Event Schedule

Statewide, VT (PRWEB) May 21, 2013

Vermont ski areas play host to a variety of events throughout the off season. Here are some of the highlights:

Opening Weekend BBQ & The Magic Trunk Show

May 26, 2013 at Bromley Mountain

Enjoy the traditional opening weekend BBQ and welcome back some Adventure Park favorites, the Magic Trunk Show’s comical cast of wisecracking puppet characters. Two showings: 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra

May 31, 2013 at Jay Peak

Get down with the Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra playing live in the Foeger Ballroom of the Hotel Jay on Friday, May 31. Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over two-thousand shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience.

School’s Out “2-4-1” E-Coupon Day!

June 14, 2013 at Bromley Mountain

E-coupons, dude! Grab a friend and come on over to VT’s Summer Adventure for two-for-one Mountain Adventure passes with your downloaded e-coupon. Be sure to download and print the e-coupon before midnight, Wednesday June 13, or the offer will disappear. Get an e-coupon here.

Jackson Gore Summer Music Series

June 14 – August 30, 2013 at Okemo Mountain Resort

Every Friday night throughout the summer, visitors enjoy a complimentary lawn concert from 6 to 9 p.m. at Okemo Mountain Resort. Concerts are held in the Jackson Gore Inn Courtyard. Bring the family and enjoy dinner and drinks with an outdoor barbecue. (802) 228-1600

Brewgrass Festival

June 15, 2013 at Sugarbush Resort

Sugarbush summer events are a great way to experience the Mad River Valley without the snow. The Brewgrass Festival returns this summer with numerous regional beers, great music and tasty food.

The Eastern States Cup

June 15-16, 2013 at Sugarbush Resort

The Eastern States Cup is coming to Sugarbush for two mountain bike races with the SuperD on June 15th and the Downhill on June 16th.


June 20 23, 2013 at Stratton Mountain Resort

Wanderlust is a multi-day yoga and music festival. The fest features yoga classes, guided meditations, hikes, concerts, local and organic eats and lectures from renowned speakers. Come for one day or four, wander the market without a ticket or try your hand at something new. This Top 10 Vermont Summer Event is for true yogis, nature lovers and localvores.

2nd Annual NEMBA Mountain Bike Festival

June 21-23, 2013 at Burke Mountain

Three days of mountain biking on the world class Kingdom Trails, camping, music and mountain bike industry expo with over 50 vendors to demo the latest in mountain bike equipment and gear.

15th Annual Stowe Wine & Food Classic

June 21-23, 2013 at Trapp Family Lodge

Celebrate Wine and Food to benefit charitable health care at Copley Hospital. Imagine fine wines, superb cuisine, and rare wines at auction, at the world famous Trapp Family Lodge, overlooking the Village of Stowe, Vermont. stowewine.com

3rd Annual Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum Epic Summer Event Sunday

June 30, 2013 at Trapp Family Lodge

The bike course consists of a 20 kilometer loop, utilizing some of the finest single track trails in all of New England; starting and finishing at the Trapp Family Outdoor Center. New this year is a partnership with the Eastern Fat Tire Association (EFTA) to have the event included in EFTAs Championship Series. Proceeds benefit the VTSSM. For more information, visit vtssm.com

Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 2013 at Smugglers Notch Resort

Enjoy an old-fashioned celebration in Jeffersonville with a parade at 10 a.m., carnival, food and music. Smugglers’ Notch Resort hosts a delicious late afternoon firemen’s barbecue perfect for picnicking on the resorts Village Green, an evening performance by the Vermont National Guard 40th Army Band and fireworks at dusk. (smuggs.com; 855-581-5906)

4th of July Celebration

July 5, 2013 at Burke Mountain

One of the best fireworks displays in the region, scenic chairlift rides, delicious home-style BBQ and fun.

Farmers Market Fridays

Fridays starting July 5, 2013 at Stowe Mountain Resort

These celebrated mountainside markets take place Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Spruce Peak Plaza; featuring local cheeses, produce, heirloom grains, crafts, prepared foods, live music and more. Never before in the resorts 75-year history has this level of regional goods ever been offered at the mountain. In addition, there are weekly themed dinners at the Cliff House & Solstice restaurants, fireworks, interactive arts and live music every weekend at Spruce Peak Plaza.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

July 5, 2013 at Woodstock Inn and Resort

Woodstock Inn and Resort will host the Vermont Symphony Orchestra on Friday, July 5th with fireworks.

Mountain Friends and Freedom Celebration

July 6, 2013 at Stratton Mountain Resort

An all-American weekend to ring in the fourth of July at Stratton. Think fun, BBQ, music, games and fireworks! This also kicks off our Saturday Under the Stars Concert Series. Free weekly outdoor music series, every Saturday at Stratton Mountains Main Base area.

Independence Day Celebration

July 6, 2013 at Magic Mountain

Magic will host Londonderry’s annual Independence Day celebration on July 6th at the base of Magic Mountain. There will be a cook-out and live music starting at 6pm with fireworks blazing by 9 p.m.

Tri For Hope

July 13, 2013 at Mount Snow Resort

Mount Snow has partnered with The American Cancer Society and The Windham County Relay for Life to make the Tri For Hope a fundraising event with all proceeds going towards the fight against cancer. Tri for Hope is a sprint distance triathlon great for beginners and is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. The top individual fundraiser will receive a 2013/2014 Mount Snow season pass.

Jeffersonville Festival of the Arts

August 10, 2013 at Smugglers Notch Resort

This summer festival is a highlight for area visitors, with dozens of regional artists displaying their work along Jeffersonville’s charming Main Street. Music by the Green Mountain Swing Band and jazz band Eight 02, children’s activities, and food. Parking available at Cambridge Elementary School. Free. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tough Mudder New England

August 10 and 11, 2013 at Mount Snow Resort

Probably the toughest event on the planet, Tough Mudder returns to Mount Snow. This is a hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. The course at Mount Snow is regarded as one of the most challenging on the Tough Mudder schedule, also making it one of the most popular.

Okemos Hops in the Hills Brew Festival & Chicken Wing Championship

August 24, 2013 at Okemo Mountain Resort

Okemo Mountain Resort hosts a beer festival from 1 to 6 p.m. in the field approaching the Jackson Gore Inn. Sample a variety of beers from local and regional brewers. Enjoy live music while local restaurants vie for the title of Okemo Valley Chicken Wing Champion. Call (802) 228-1600.

The Full Palette

August 30 – September 1, 2013 at Stratton Mountain Resort

A celebration of the tastes and techniques of Vermont farm-to-table with workshops, demonstrations, author events, grand tasting tent, field trips, food trucks, wine tasting and a gala farm-to-table feast on Sunday night.

Second Annual Jay Peak Trail Running Festival

August 31- September 1, 2013 at Jay Peak

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Oakland Zoo Hosts 17th Annual Celebrating Elephants Event

Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013

May 25, 2013Oakland Zoo presents a day to celebrate and honor elephants. Oakland Zoo is home to four African elephants named Donna, Lisa, MDunda, and Osh. Celebrating Elephants is a day the Zoo strives to spread awareness about elephants in captivity and in the wild. This annual event will take place from 10:00am to 3:00pm and will feature hands on activities, a research camp, learning stations, and elephant barn tours. It is an opportunity for guests to learn fascinating facts about these enormous animals and find out what elephants in the wild are facing right now with poaching and the ivory trade.

Elephant barn tours, which are $ 5 per person, will take guests behind-the-scenes to see an elephant up-close and witness how these massive-sized animals are cared for by zookeepers. The tour will also include an inside look at Oshs barn (male elephant); it was specially designed to accommodate his growing build. The posh pad is complete with heating, high ceilings, and bedding to support his 12,000+ pound body.

Family friendly activities include a mock research camp which will give guests the opportunity to use binoculars and participate in observing elephant behaviors. They can also learn how to tell Oakland Zoos four elephants apart. In the Wayne and Gladys Valley Childrens Zoo, visitors are invited to watch Circus Finelli, an animal free circus performance with comedy, acrobatics, juggling, dance, and live music. Families will also find engaging elephant stations, such as, touching gigantic pachyderm bones, holding an eleven-pound tooth, and stepping into an elephant-sized footprint.

Celebrating Elephants Day is fun-filled day designed for guests to enjoy and learn about elephants, while helping to save elephants in the wild. For the last nineteen years, Oakland Zoo has been a proud supporter and advocator for protecting elephants in Africa, said Colleen Kinzley, Director of Animal Care, Conservation, and Research at Oakland Zoo. Our goal is for guests to be awed by these majestic animals and aware of what is happening to them in the ivory trade.

For more information about Celebrating Elephants, please call 510-632-9525 or visit the zoo website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org. All proceeds from the elephant barn tours at Celebrating Elephants will be donated to the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, which helps ensure the long-term conservation and welfare of Africas elephants through scientific research, training, community outreach, public awareness and advocacy. World renowned Dr. Cynthia Moss started the now famous Amboseli Elephant Research Project in Kenya more than thirty years ago. For more details, please go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Amboseli_Trust.php.


The Bay Areas award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kids activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org.


The International Society for Children with Cancer will Host a Star-Studded Gala Event to Raise Funds for Children with Cancer

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2013

To benefit children with cancer, The International Society for Children with Cancer will host a gala event that pays tribute to its top donors, called The Angels of MAHAK at the opulent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. This special event, which will help directly raise funds for cancer victims, takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2013 and begins at 6PM. Radio personality Sharzad Ardalan and actor Houshang Touzie will host the nighttime gala tribute.

At the start of the event, a formal reception for guests will be followed by a silent auction to benefit children with cancer. Then, a high fashion show will commence, which features the apparel of designer Simin Rouhani Taghdiri. At 7PM, a formal gourmet dinner will be served to all guests during the fundraising segment of the gala.

ISCC has invited several notable performers to provide a variety of exciting entertainment for the audience at this unique benefit to fight cancer. Composer and orchestral conductor Loris Tjeknavorian will lead a live ensemble and virtuoso soprano Raeeka Yaghmai will sing several popular songs at the event.

Based on the attendance and donation levels attained at their previous fundraisers in the last year, the ISCC staff anticipates a great success for The Angels of MAHAK.

The International Society for Children with Cancer is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political international cancer society. Among the leading child cancer charities around the globe, ISCC is dedicated to helping children with cancer, regardless of their financial status and nationality. ISCC strives to connect with those who want to donate to cancer in an effort to save the children by breaking the link between children and cancer. 100% of all donations are tax deductible.

The International Society for Children with Cancer support staff is available for both mainstream national and regional online, print, radio and television interviews. Images and information about ISCC and how to donate to the non-profit are available on: http://www.iscc-charity.org