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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 29, 2013 ) Houston, TX -- The Church at Bethel’s Family invites the Houston community to the March of Remembrance Houston on Sunday, April 7th. An opening ceremony at 4:00 pm will be followed by a prayer and awareness walk . A memorial service will begin at 6:00 pm featuring keynote speaker Eva Mozes Kor.

    The Holocaust March of Remembrance is a nationwide interdenominational effort by Christians to stand alongside the Jewish people in their remembrance of Yom Hashoah, “The Catastrophe.” Following the inaugural march for the Houston area held in Kingwood in 2012, the effort has spread citywide in 2013 with seven marches being held over two days in the Houston Metro area on the weekend of April 6th and 7th. The Fondren area march at Bethel on Sunday is the culminating event of the weekend.

    When asked why he and his church chose to host the March of Remembrance, Pastor Walter August replied, “For every preacher in the city of Houston, we can't go in the Bible without mentioning Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We can understand the pain of the Jewish people and we understand it a whole lot better than a lot of individuals. But we're only as good as when we're standing shoulder to shoulder.” As 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, he felt it especially significant that his church participate at this time. Not only because of the similarities of the struggles and persecution between the Jewish people and African Americans, but also because of the support from the Jewish community during the Civil Rights movement. “That,” he said, “I assure you, we will never forget.”

    Registration for the march will begin at 3:00 pm at Bethel. Those interested in participating may also preregister online at http://www.marchofremembrancehouston.org/central.

    The highlight of the memorial service will be the testimony of Eva Mozes Kor. Kor and her twin sister were the sole survivors in their immediate and extended family of the Auschwitz death camp. They were one of the few sets of twins, out of over 3,000, to survive the experimentation of Josef Mengele. Ms. Kor is the founder of the Holocaust Museum and Education center in Terre Haute, Indiana, and the C.A.N.D.L.E.S., an acronym for Children of Auschwitz Nazi's Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors. This organization of the Mengele Twins has located and reunited many survivors of the experiments and is dedicated "to heal the pain, to teach the truth, to prevent prejudice.”

    About the March of Remembrance Houston:

    The Holocaust March of Remembrance Houston will be held on the weekend of April 6th and 7th, 2013, in seven communities across the Houston area. Beginning with a prayer walk and culminating with a memorial service honoring both Holocaust survivors and the rescuers. To participate in the march in your area, visit http://www.marchofremembrancehouston.org/participate and register online.

    The March of Remembrance Houston (www.marchofremembrancehouston.org) is part of the U.S. March of Remembrance and March of Life (Europe.) The March of Remembrance/March of Life provides an opportunity for people worldwide to take a stand against modern day anti-semitism, to publicly demonstrate their respect for the Jewish people, and their right to exist as a nation.


    Carla Alvarez
    (832) - 582 - 1223
    info@marchofremembrancehouston.org

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    Pastor Gideon Stanley, Ministerial Lead, March of Remembrance Houston SW


     

    The Freedom Center, Location of the March of Remembrance Houston – Missouri City


     


    2013 March of Remembrance Houston Southwest in Missouri City



    Invitation from Doug Stringer, Honorary Chair, to attend the March of Remembrance Houston
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 29, 2013 ) Missouri City, TX -- Churches from the Missouri City and Stafford area are joining together to host a Holocaust March of Remembrance on Saturday, April 6th. A prayer and awareness walk will follow a short opening ceremony at 9:00 am followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am.


    The Holocaust March of Remembrance is a nationwide interdenominational effort by Christians to stand alongside the Jewish people in their remembrance of Yom Hashoah, “The Catastrophe.” Following the inaugural march for the Houston area held in Kingwood in 2012, the effort has spread citywide in 2013 with seven marches being held over two days in the Houston Metro area on the weekend of April 6th and 7th.


    Doug Stringer, founder of Somebody Cares and Honorary Chair of the citywide initiative stresses the importance of the march, “I believe that we're in a critical place in our country. The soul of our nation is at stake, the soul of a generation, and if the heart of this nation and the heart of the church doesn't awaken and arise up to take responsibility and stand with Israel, and stand with our brothers and sisters, then our future will be diminished. Our future is directly connected with how we deal with our relationship with Israel and to our Jewish brothers and sisters.”


    Registration for the march will open at 8:00 am at The Freedom Center (formerly Quail Valley Church) located at 2303 Murphy Rd in Missouri City. After the opening ceremony at 9:00 am, the one mile prayer and awareness march will begin at 9:30 proceeding south on Murphy Rd ending at New Hope Lutheran Church (1424 FM 1092 (Murphy Rd.).


    Pastor Gideon Stanley of Gideon’s Army Church, the ministerial lead of the Southwest march, will emcee the memorial service which will begin at New Hope at 11:00 am. Keynote speaker, Bill Orlin, will share his riveting story on how he and his family escaped the Holocaust.


    The community is invited to attend this free event and is encouraged to preregister online at http://marchofremembrancehouston.org/sw


    About the March of Remembrance Houston:


    The Holocaust March of Remembrance Houston will be held on the weekend of April 6th and 7th, 2013, in seven communities across the Houston area. Beginning with a prayer walk and culminating with a memorial service honoring both Holocaust survivors and the rescuers. To participate in the march in your area, visit http://www.marchofremembrancehouston.org/participate and register online.


    The March of Remembrance Houston (www.marchofremembrancehouston.org) is part of the U.S. March of Remembrance and March of Life (Europe.) The March of Remembrance/March of Life provides an opportunity for people worldwide to take a stand against modern day anti-semitism, to publicly demonstrate their respect for the Jewish people, and their right to exist as a nation.


    Carla Alvarez
    (832) - 582 - 1223
    info@marchofremembrancehouston.org

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    Pastor Bron Barkley, Alive Ministries


     

    Ruth Steinfeld, Keynote Speaker


     


    2013 March of Remembrance Houston South



    Doug Stringer, Founder of Somebody Cares, invites the community to the March of Remembrance Houston
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 29, 2013 ) Houston, TX -- Grace Community Church will be the gathering point for communities across the south of Houston to come together for a Holocaust March of Remembrance on Saturday, April 6th. Participants will reflect on not only those who were lost in the Holocaust, but on the many rescuers who took a stand to save others.

    The Holocaust March of Remembrance is a nationwide interdenominational effort by Christians to stand alongside the Jewish people in their remembrance of Yom Hashoah, “The Catastrophe.” Following the inaugural march for the Houston area held in Kingwood in 2012, the effort has spread citywide in 2013 with seven marches being held over two days in the Houston Metro area on the weekend of April 6th and 7th.

    Pastor Bron Barkley, founder of Alive! Ministries and emcee of the Houston South memorial service, explains the importance of the event, “Remembering the Holocaust of World War II is a major step toward preventing a World War III. And standing with God's Covenant People the Jews by remembering their national sacrifice at the hand of the Nazis is a significant way to stay on the right side of Biblical prophecy and out of the grip of contemporary evil.”
    The March of Remembrance Houston South location will be hosted by Grace Community Church located at 14505 Gulf Freeway. A brief opening ceremony will be held at 1:00 pm, followed by a one mile prayer and awareness walk around the GCC campus from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Prayer points along the route will be represent the communities of Houston, Galveston, Pasadena, Friendswood, League City, La Porte, Seabrook, South Houston, and Webster.

    The memorial service will begin at 3:00 pm featuring keynote speakers Ruth and Larry Steinfeld. Mrs. Steinfeld was just five years old when she lived through the terror of Kristallnacht. While she lost both of her parents in the Holocaust, she and her sister were smuggled out of the concentration camp and hidden by Christians in France.

    The community is invited to attend this free event and is encouraged to preregister online at http://marchofremembrancehouston.org/s

    About the March of Remembrance Houston:

    The Holocaust March of Remembrance Houston will be held on the weekend of April 6th and 7th, 2013, in seven communities across the Houston area. Beginning with a prayer walk and culminating with a memorial service honoring both Holocaust survivors and the rescuers. To participate in the march in your area, visit http://www.marchofremembrancehouston.org/participate and register online.

    The March of Remembrance Houston (www.marchofremembrancehouston.org) is part of the U.S. March of Remembrance and March of Life (Europe.) The March of Remembrance/March of Life provides an opportunity for people worldwide to take a stand against modern day anti-semitism, to publicly demonstrate their respect for the Jewish people, and their right to exist as a nation.


    Carla Alvarez
    (832) - 582 - 1223
    info@marchofremembrancehouston.org

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (Newswire.net- - Mar. 30, 2013) Portland, Oregon--


    In a Gallup Poll from Nov. 2012, car salespeople only enjoyed a high level of trust from 8% of the individuals polled, 2% less than the members of Congress at 10%, while nurses topped the list with 85% of respondents rating them with a high level of trust, honesty and ethical standards.


    “Trust is the currency of commerce,” Harmon began. “When you get right down to it, all 5 of the top reasons consumers purchase a car from a specific dealership {according NADA research} are trust related.”


    “Number one: relationship with the sales person. (I trust my friend in the car business.)


    Two: knowledge that someone else has had a successful experience. (My friend trusted them.)


    Third: price. (Trust that they are not paying too much for the vehicle.)


    Fourth: overall reputation of the dealership. (Are they trustworthy?) 


    And finally: technical superiority of the product. (Can I trust the product to meet my needs?)”


     “The single-minded focus of most dealerships’ marketing, ‘Sale! Sale! Sale!’, is hurting the industry and the consumer,” Harmon stated. “Car buyers want to make an educated decision, not just a purchase. They do their homework researching vehicles in consumer reports, blogs and social media. But few dealerships give them enough information to help them make a trusted decision on “Where to Buy” a car. And too often the consumer falls for the hype and noise of a less reputable dealer because of it.”


    In his book How to Create, Protect and Promote Your 5 Star Reputation Online”, Harmon calls attention to the wasted advertising budgets of businesses with ‘Poor’, ‘So-so’ or ‘No’ online reviews. Businesses pay to create interest in the products, only to lose the sale to a competitor with a better online reputation. “Your Reputation is only as good as your last online review.”


    “I’ve discovered that a balanced marketing strategy comes from focusing on the 4-R factors; Reputation, Reach, Relationship and Referrals. Digital marketing on the internet, social media and mobile devices is an effective way to approach all four.” Harmon continued, “Most traditional advertising is Reach focused. They reach out and try to deliver their message to the consumer. In online marketing, ‘Reach’ is spelled with an “S” for “Search”.  What do potential customers find when they search for a car dealer online? Their reputation, or lack of it, is front and center on most directory services and social media demonstrates the relationship they have with their current customers and the community.”


    “You never get a second chance to make a first impression and car buyers are going first to the dealers’ social media sites, online review sites, and maybe their website before they ever visit the dealership. Too many good dependable and trustworthy dealerships lose the customer online before they ever step on the lot because they haven’t made an effort to create and promote a stellar reputation online.”


    “Consumers are using technology to make informed decisions,” Harmon concluded. “And dealers need to be proactive about keeping up with the times or face the consequences.”


     


    U B All U R Business Solutions in The Dalles, Oregon,


    has been helping Doctors and Dentists create,


    protect and promote their 5-Star reputations online


    and is now assisting Automotive Dealerships with their


    digital marketing services. http://YouSellMoreCars.com








    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (Newswire.net - - April.3, 2013) Portland, Oregon-- “I was so excited when I saw the grand total on the excel spreadsheet. 50,003 downloads in just 5 months!” AJ smiled. “It’s like a dream come true.”


    Harmon wrote and then self-published her debut romance novel on Nov. 17th 2012, after telling a friend she could write a better book than “50 Shades of Grey” in her sleep, to which her friend replied, “Prove it!”


    “I didn’t actually think I’d sell very many,” Harmon began. “But after my first promotional weekend on Kindle in December, 11,000 copies had been downloaded and I thought maybe I’d found a new career. Everyone was filling up the libraries on their new Kindle-Fire, iPad or Smartphone that they got for Christmas, I guess.  And my book quickly became a popular choice.”


    “Then when the 5 Star reviews started to be posted on Amazon and Good Reads, I got really excited. Not only were they downloading it, but they were reading it and enjoying it.” AJ shared her favorite reviews with me.



    •  “I think the First Class Novels would make fantastic films.” Victoria, Facebook Fan Page



    • “I’m loving this journey with the Lathem family. I like the fact that whilst you get a glimpse at all of the family members and are given a bit of the background for each character, A J Harmon has not forgotten the two main characters who started the series, Matt (who I fell in love with-move over Christian Grey!!) and Janie and we see more of how their lives have changed as well!!” cj on Amazon UK



    •  “Have read all 4 of the books and will defiantly read all 8 cannot wait for the next one, have really enjoyed following the lives of the Latham clan.” C Crook on Amazon


    “It almost felt like an April Fool’s Day Joke,” AJ stated. “I was entering my daily downloads from Kindle, iBooks and Google Play into my spreadsheet and I saw the grand total was 50,003 and I couldn’t believe it. I double checked the numbers and it was right. I screamed and scared my husband and our puppy. It‘s a wonderful feeling when your dare to dream and then take action to make it come true and then reach a milestone in that journey. It just feels real good.”


    “I want to celebrate this with my readers, so I’ll be giving away lots of prizes on my Facebook page this month and you can join the party by entering to win Amazon/Kindle, iBooks/iTunes and Google Play gift cards, autographed books and First Class Novel tote bags during the month April.”


    For More Information about Contemporary Romance Author AJ Harmon You can visit her website http://FirstClassNovels.com or her Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/FirstClassNovels








    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    Doug Stringer, Founder of Somebody Cares Int’l and Honorary Chair of the 2013 March of Remembrance


     

     


    Invitation from Doug Stringer, Somebody Cares Int’l, to the 2013 March of Remembrance Houston



    2013 March of Remembrance Houston
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, April 05, 2013 ) Houston, TX -- In a ground breaking effort, the Houston area is uniting on the weekend of April 6th and 7th to remember the Holocaust in a March of Remembrance and to say “Never Again” to hate and anti-Semitism. A total of seven marches will be held over two days in communities around the city, six on Saturday, April 6th. The weekend will culminate with a march and memorial service at The Church at Bethel’s Family on Sunday, April 7th.

    The March of Remembrance is a nationwide event sponsored by Christians who come together to honor and remember Yom Hashoah and the Jewish community. Yom Hashoah (The Catastrophe,) also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day is a national holiday in Israel and is observed by those of Jewish descent worldwide.

    The March of Remembrance has its roots in the March of Life in Europe founded by German pastors, Jobst and Charlotte Bittner, in Tubingen, Germany in 2007. In 2008, the first offshoot, known as the March of Remembrance in the U.S., was held in Dallas, Texas. In 2012, the first march was held in the Houston area in the community of Kingwood. Hosted by seven churches with participants from congregations across the city, almost 1,000 people participated in the event between the march and memorial service. For 2013, the vision has spread across the city with multiple churches in each location participating in the effort.

    “What is going on in Houston is really unique,” explained Ted Pearce, the National Director of the March of Remembrance. “Both in terms of the scope of the marches as well as the wide cross section of churches, federal, state and government leaders, organizations, synagogues, and schools that are participating in each location.”
    At each location, a prayer and awareness walk will precede a memorial service where Holocaust survivors will share their testimony. Also, descendants of Nazi members will be flying in from Germany to attend several of the marches to acknowledge the wrongs of their forefathers and to express repentance.

    On the morning of Saturday, April 6th, the marches in Chappell Hill and Missouri City will begin at 9:00 a.m. The opening ceremony in Chappell Hill will be held behind Providence Baptist Church on the corner of Poplar Street and FM 1155. The memorial service will be held at Routt Missionary Baptist Church, 11670 2447 FM, Chappell Hill, at 1:00 pm. Holocaust survivor, Lili Gordon, will be the keynote speaker.

    The march in Missouri City will open at The Freedom Center at 9:00 am, located at 2303 Murphy Road. The memorial service will follow at New Hope Lutheran Church, 1424 Murphy Road, at 11:00 am featuring Holocaust survivor, Bill Orlin.

    Family Life Christian Center, 2414 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, will host the prayer walk and memorial service in North Houston. The opening ceremony will begin at 1:00 pm with the memorial service at 3:00 p.m. Zoly Zamir, a Holocaust survivor, will be the featured speaker.

    In Baytown, the march and memorial service will be hosted by Faith Presbyterian Church located at 3900 Main Street. The opening ceremony for the prayer and awareness walk will begin at 1:00 pm with a memorial service featuring the testimony of Al Marks, a Holocaust survivor, at 3:00 pm. The memorial service will be opened with a proclamation by Baytown mayor, Stephen DonCarlos.

    Grace Community Church will be host to the march and memorial service in the South area of Houston located at 14505 Gulf Freeway. The opening ceremony will begin with a welcome from Meir Shlomo, Consul General of Israel to the Southwest; Grace Community Church Executive pastor, Brian Cowan; and Doug Stringer, Founder of Somebody Cares Int’l and Honorary Chair of the 2013 March of Remembrance Houston. The memorial service will begin at 3:00 pm with featured speakers, Ruth and Larry Steinfeld, survivors of the Holocaust.

    In Kingwood, the march will begin with an opening ceremony 1:30 pm at Kingwood United Methodist Church located at 1799 Woodland Hills Dr. A proclamation will be read by Dave Martin, Houston City Council member. The prayer and awareness walk will end at St. Martha Catholic Church located at 3702 Woodland Hills Dr. The memorial service will be hosted by St. Martha beginning at 4:00 pm opening with music by Ted Pearce, National Director of the March of Remembrance. Holocaust survivor and founder of the Holocaust Museum Houston, Bill Morgan, will be the keynote speaker. Also speaking will be special guest, Pastor Jobst Bittner, founder of the March of Life from Tubingen, Germany.

    The highlight of the weekend will be the march and memorial service on Sunday, April 6th, hosted by Pastor Walter August and The Church at Bethel’s Family. The march will begin with an opening ceremony and welcome by Pastor Walter August and Deputy Consul General of Israel Maya Kadosh at 4:00 p.m. Following the prayer and awareness walk, a memorial service will be held beginning at 4:00 pm. Keynote speaker will be Eva Mozes Kor, a Holocaust survivor and former Mengele twin.

    Ms. Kor is the founder of the Holocaust Museum and Education center in Terre Haute, Indiana, and the C.A.N.D.L.E.S., an acronym for Children of Auschwitz Nazi's Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors. This organization of the Mengele Twins has located and reunited many survivors of the experiments and is dedicated "to heal the pain, to teach the truth, to prevent prejudice.”

    For those unable to attend the service at The Church at Bethel’s Family, a live stream will be available online at http://www.marchofremembrancehouston.org/live.

    For more information about the events or the March of Remembrance, visit http://www.marchofremembrancehouston.org.

    About the March of Remembrance Houston:

    The Holocaust March of Remembrance Houston will be held on the weekend of April 6th and 7th, 2013, in seven communities across the Houston area. Beginning with a prayer walk and culminating with a memorial service honoring both Holocaust survivors and the rescuers. To participate in the march in your area, visit http://www.marchofremembrancehouston.org/participate and register online.

    The March of Remembrance Houston

    (www.marchofremembrancehouston.org) is part of the U.S. March of Remembrance and March of Life (Europe.) The March of Remembrance/March of Life provides an opportunity for people worldwide to publicly demonstrate their respect for the Jewish people and their right to exist as a nation.


    Carla Alvarez
    (832) - 582 - 1223
    info@marchofremembrancehouston.org

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    Newswire.net -- April 8, 2013) Milton Keynes, UK -- In response to a telephone conversation we had with one business owner about some of the highly critical customer reviews posted online about his business, this was what he had to say -
    "It's unfair to judge my business on a tiny minority of unhappy customers that prefer to write negative comments about my business online rather than come to me to discuss their problems. I didn't even get the opportunity to correct any mistakes that we may have made. Ninety-nine percent of our customers come away feeling very happy with the service we provide, yet no one picks up on that. It is very unfair and very damaging to my business".

    Sadly, this is a common reaction from many local business owners that just don't have the time or the wherewithal to both run a business and monitor, manage and respond to what's being said about their business online.

    We know that some customers can be very demanding. And reading through some of the online customer reviews, it is clear that they are not afraid to leave a damning review if they have a negative experience.

    But with many consumers now actively searching out the opinions of others before buying a product or service to gain insight into other people's experiences, negative feedback online can carry a disproportionate punch and maybe unfairly misrepresenting that business.

    Ebay and Amazon are two of the most well known online businesses to use customer ratings and reviews as a core feature of their business model. These companies recognised early in their development the strong connection between what people say about products and services and how well products and services are received by other consumers looking to buy.

    Nielsen's Global Trust in Advertising Survey of more than 28,000 internet respondents in 56 countries revealed similar findings.

    It found that less than half of all consumers trusted television, magazine and newspaper ads, with confidence in these media channels declining by 24 percent, 20 percent and 25 percent, respectively, between 2009 and 2011.

    In contrast, 92 percent of consumers said that they trusted recommendations from friends and family above all else, with the 70 percent of consumers saying that they trusted online consumer reviews, an increase of 15 percent over the past 4 years.

    Randall Beard, global head at Nielsen commented that "Although television advertising will remain a primary way marketers connect with audiences due to its unmatched reach compared to other media, consumers around the world continue to see recommendations from friends and online consumer opinions as by far the most credible. As a result, successful brand advertisers will seek ways to better connect with consumers and leverage their good-will in the form of consumer feedback and experiences.”

    Brand and reputation marketing consultant at Local Viral Buzz, Graham Cardona, says "with online consumer reviews so influential on customers' decisions whether to buy or not, business owners are naturally worried and stressed when customers leave bad reviews because not only are they difficult to remove, they are highly visible to other potential customers who read and are influenced by them."

    Graham Cardona sympathises with many local business owners, conceding that "there is an unfairness in the way that consumers can leave bad comments online willy nilly, since the most motivated consumer group that leave any kind of comments are those that have a bad experience. The silent majority are overwhelmingly happy customers, which is why my company helps local businesses to redress the balance. We correct the imbalance so more happy customer reviews are reflected in a business's online presence".

    But not all local businesses have seen customers leaving online reviews about their business. "It's still early days. Some markets have developed more quickly than others. However, since most locally listed businesses have a Google plus page and local directory listings, customers can leave a review at any time, which means that every business is just one customer away from a bad reputation online", Graham explains.

    The recommendation from Graham Cardona for local business owners is designate at least one member of staff to be responsible for monitoring the business's online reputation. Spend just 10 to 15 minutes every day doing a Google search against the business's name and location. Any reviews found online, whether good or bad, should be responded to.

    If it's a bad review it's twice as important that the business owner reply sympathetically and invite that person to call him or her personally so the complaint may be addressed. This helps position the business as caring and responsible and mitigates at least some of the damage.


    About Local Viral Buzz

    Local Viral Buzz was founded by Graham Cardona, a local marketer, brand & reputation specialist. Graham explains that the reason LVB focuses first and foremost on reputation marketing is because no matter what businesses do to get exposure, whether its social media or top page rankings, without a 5 star reputation, customers won't call you. We position our client's with a 5 star reputation, left, right and centre, so when potential customers search and find our clients online, there's no question "can I trust this business with my money?". We leave it to our client's happy customers to build trust for our client's business. It's really that simple, because when someone else says you're good at XYZ, it's much more powerful than if you were to say it yourself, which is what most marketing does.


    (by Graham Cardona - Brand / Reputation Expert & Founder of LocalViralBuzz.co.uk)


     


    Local Viral Buzz
       Milton Keynes,

    Phone: (+44) 01908225672







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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, April 10, 2013 ) Detroit, MI – Progress is being made toward making the City of Detroit a better place, and that progress took place as recently as yesterday along parts of Gratiot Avenue.

    Detroit is a city that gets a lot of negative press, and a lot of it is for good reason. While there are several really nice neighborhoods within the city, there are many more areas that plainly look dirty, leaving a bad impression on visitors and generally lowering the morale of people who live in the city.

    Harlan “Jay” Bivens owns JaysFades.com (http://www.DetroitBarber shop.com), which is a Detroit barber shop near University of Detroit. He is a community activist who finds ways to make the city better. Within his activism, he co-directs the Better Detroit Youth Movement (BDYM).

    Jay Bivens and other members of his BDYM group teamed with Clifford Kennedy of Donation Cuts to help clean parts of Gratiot Avenue. The project was named Clean Gratiot, and several volunteers helped sweep, rake, and pick up trash. So far, they collected over 25 trash bags full of trash and debris.

    Jay Bivens also actively recruited several people living in the neighborhood to participate in cleaning up their own neighborhood while also sharing some of the benefits of the BDYM group.

    Several people in the neighborhood lent a hand for a few moments at a time, and several more profusely complimented their efforts. One person shared, “This is the first time in ten years anyone has cleaned up Gratiot.”

    Jay Bivens and the BDYM group help support many organizations within the City of Detroit, all of which are aimed toward helping make the city a better place to live for young and older people. He often recruits his Detroit barber shop customers to pitch in the effort to make Detroit safer, cleaner, and altogether better.

    For more information about how Jay Bivens and the Better Detroit Youth Movement (BDYM) might be able to help you get more involved or provide support for your organization, visit http://www.BetterDetroitYouth.org or call (313) 342-0697.

    About Harlan “Jay” Bivens: Harlan “Jay” Bivens is not simply any ordinary barber; he is a community activist in every aspect of his life. He owns and founded Jaysfades.com and co-directs the Better Detroit Youth Movement non-profit organization. He makes people in the community have good looking hair while providing the community with care.

    As a mentor and motivational speaker, not to mention an actor and model, Jay has created and follows a lifelong commitment toward seeking ways to create opportunities for people in the community, especially children and young adults in Detroit. To learn more about Harlan “Jay” Bivens can make your hair look better or improve your neighborhood, you can contact him at (313) 350-0697.

    About Better Detroit Youth Movement (BDYM): The Better Detroit Youth Movement (BDYM) is a non-profit coalition of positive-minded individuals and groups who are committed to working together with communities, parents, schools and students to improve the quality of life and learning for our city's children.

    Citizen volunteerism, and youth engagement and participation are key components of the BDYM. We believe by fostering higher levels of communication, cooperation and collaboration among our citizens and communities, while seeking out areas where we can better work together, we will achieve greater success with and for our young generation. For more information, visit http://www.BetterDetroitYouth.org.


    Harlan "Jay" Bivens
    (313) 350-0697
    HBivens@BetterDetroitYouth.org

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    (Newswire.net -- April.9, 2013) Portland, Oregon -- “Consumers just aren’t getting enough information to make the best choice of local dealerships,” Harmon continued. “With 73% of car shoppers consulting dealership review sites before deciding who to visit, it means a car dealer’s online reputation really matters. 


    “Car buyers are using social media as part shopping process; 28% saw a post that helped them choose a dealership and 48% discovered a post that changed their minds about where to buy, while 58% posted about buying a car on Facebook.” Harmon recited more statistics, “With 70% of all automobile consumers going online prior to making a new car purchase you’d think car dealers would focus on making it easier for them to shop digitally. Yet the average dealer allocates less than 10% of their advertising budget to attracting and informing consumers online.” (Cars.com Expert Panel)  


    NADA reports a 3.4% increase in sales, March 2013 vs. March 2012. Unfortunately not all new car dealerships enjoyed this growth, only dealerships with a solid reputation and a digital marketing strategy got their share of the pie.


    “Mobile marketing tools will play a big part in capturing sales opportunities,” predicts Harmon. “QR Codes can do so much more than direct a consumer to a webpage about a vehicle. Used properly, dealers can encourage ‘be-backs’, follow up with customers, and stretch their print marketing dollars while making it fun for consumers to shop and use their smartphones.


    “Correctly applied digital technology can improve the experience and create a relationship between the consumer and the dealership.”  Harmon smiled, “Everyone wants to do business with their friend in the car business.  Appropriate use of Social Media and mobile technology can personalize the shopping experience for the user and still let them feel safe and in control behind their electronic devices.


    “I’ve been applying the best digital marketing strategies for doctors and dentists.” Harmon announced, “Now I’m making my services available to Dealer Principles because they need the help. Too many local jobs depend on the automotive industry for me to just stand by and watch them struggle. The dealer gets a strategy that includes all 4-R Factors necessary to be successful online, not just the latest internet fad, technique or tool - a complete ‘done-for-you’ system that works.


    “We focus on the whole business, including parts and service with appointment reminders and loyalty programs, new and used car sales with lead capture, test drive contests and post-sale follow up. Because of the personalized nature of the service I give my clients,  I can only work with one in any geographical area.


    “I’m good enough at what I do that I can be picky and only work with industry leaders. That is why for a limited time I am taking application for my services.”  To apply visit http://www.YouSellMoreCars.com and claim a complementary local reputation report, then call for an appointment.


    U B All U R Business Solutions


    The Dalles, Oregon 97058


    (541) 980-0160


    Brad@YouSellMoreCars.com








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    (Newswire.net via Emailwire.com -- Apr. 12, 2013) Portland, Oregon -- “I’ve consolidated a lot of most of my internet marketing under the Pure Leverage umbrella,” Harmon continued. “And it’s going to save me a ton of money too. Goodbye Aweber, Icontact and GoToWebinar. I’m tossing you out for a better product.”


    Pure Leverage comes with:



    • An easy to use Email auto-responder

    • Video Email services

    • Complete blogging and lead generation system

    • A stable fully loaded online conference and webinar platform

    • Training from leaders in internet marketing


    “You can get started for as little as $1 and then it’s only $25 a month for a whole suite of tools. That’s less than I paid for just one of my other services.” Harmon smiled, “The best part is I find the systems to be more effective and easier to use. That means less time mucking about and more time selling products and services online. Isn’t that the purpose of technology? To make it simpler to do business?


    “Since GVO launched the Pure Leverage platform in March some of the biggest names in online marketing have jumped on board; Russell Brunson, Bill McIntosh, Ewn Chia, Mark Call, Eric Welke and me,” Harmon grinned. “Like Mr. Iacoca used to say, ‘Lead, follow or get out of the way’. When the leaders in the industry see the value, the rest of us had better follow or get left in their dust.”


    If you’ve been waiting for an easier way to do online marketing, your wait is over. And if you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed by all the techy stuff, it’s time to join the Pure Leverage revolution.


    “I do consulting with clients all across the world and the digital conference room platform has so many great presentation features; it’s easy for me to look even smarter than I am. With draw tools and Power Point built right in, I can focus on my client’s needs and not on the meeting software.” Harmon said, “It’s not a hassle to have online conferences now and that saves me time and money. That makes all the other features a wonderful bonus, but don’t take my word for it. You can test drive it for only $1. If Pure Leverage isn’t the simplest most cost effective suite of marketing tools you’ve ever used you’re only out a buck.”


    Brad Harmon 


    Digital Marketing Strategist


    U B All U R Business Solutions


    The Dalles, Oregon   


    Brad@InternetMarketingTheDalles.com 








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    Gianni’s NY Pizza in Bradenton, Florida has always boasted its superior quality of its pizza and in general, overall Italian food.  So we visited one day to see what all the buzz was about and stumbled upon a patron that could not stop showering Gianni’s NY Pizza with praise.  Here’s what she had to say:


     


    (Newswire.net --April 19, 2013) Bradenton, Fl—Pizza is one of those foods that everyone in the United States has experienced and has had a favorite location.  Most pizza places are not very exciting when it comes to the décor and its surroundings, but everyone has an opinion about the quality of the pizza.  Let’s face it.  If the food wasn’t good, there wouldn’t be a next time.  There are certainly enough pizza places within close proximity to make a trip elsewhere if the pizza did not meet the test. 


     


    Recently at a trip to Bradenton, where Gianni’s NY Pizza is located (it has another place in St. Petersburg also), we made an impromptu visit and randomly asked its patrons bout their experience there and what they liked about Gianni’s pizza.   A lovely woman who told us that she had never within the past ten years, had a pizza as good as Gianni’s NY Pizza’s pizza.  “The sauce, the crust is just excellent.   …and the meatballs were delicious!”  Having come from New York, Chicago, and Connecticut, she was well qualified to be considered a bona fide expert in the taste to judge quality pizza. 


     


    Most recently in a discussion with the owner, Johnny Colandrea, he talked about exactly those qualities of his sauce and dough.  The time and effort that is put into the fresh sauces and homemade dough where there is given ample time to rise and develop properly for ultimate flavor is a real different approach that Gianni’s takes versus other places. 


     


    Clearly, it was necessary for us to also try this outsized rated pizza and we found that it’s sauce and crust was in fact a level of quality and taste that was hard to ignore.  Perhaps finding the exactly right consistency where there is not too much crust yet enough substance to be satisfying and to hold its ingredients in place.  Then there is the sauce that has been homemade where the tomatoes are fresh and the herbs and oregano blend in with the tomato and mozzarella cheese at just the right points.


     


    It is important to visit  Gianni’s NY Pizza Bradenton at  4925 East State Road 64  Bradenton – FL – 34208  (941) 896-9700 and find out for yourself.   http://www.giannisnypizza.com









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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, April 24, 2013 ) Dothan, AL -- Children's Bureau of Los Angeles is the largest investor in child abuse prevention, treatment and advocacy in the United States. They are committed to protect children from situations of neglect and abuse by offering an array of prevention programs designed to nurture the child, strengthen the family and build a caring community. In addition to prevention programs, Children’s Bureau hopes to advance the welfare of children and allow them the opportunity to grow into caring and productive adults by providing their knowledge and resources about foster care, adoptions, support groups, child development, school readiness, family resource centers, parent education, mental health counseling, research and advocacy.

    Prevention:
    Family Resource Centers – Children’s Bureau has seven Family Resource Centers (FRCs) located in Los Angeles and Orange counties that offer case management services to connect high-risk families with resources that strengthen family functioning in areas like parent education, after-school activities, domestic violence counseling, legal assistance, adult literacy and English as a Second Language classes.

    NuParent – The NuParent education program provides parents group support and an opportunity to bond with their child through care classes that cover the stages of childcare from birth to age five.

    Kindergarten Readiness prepares children for kindergarten. The curriculum covers subjects like the alphabet, colors, numbers, shapes, phonics, reading, math and science aiming to establish skills necessary to have success in school and create lifelong learners.

    Treatment:
    Foster Care and Adoption are a tremendous way for people who want to parent to give back to their communities. To help them, Children’s Bureau has a reputable foster care and adoption program that helps more than 500 foster children find safe, nurturing homes.

    Mental Health Services – Through their Mental Health Service, Children’s Bureau help children and their caregivers by offering a bevy of therapeutic treatment options ranging from medication management to group therapy. Before treatment a comprehensive assessment is performed, and all treatment is customized to meet the specific needs of the child and family.

    Training and Advocacy:
    Children’s Bureau provides hundreds of direct services each year to vulnerable children and their families. They are able to have an even greater impact by offering training and technical support to other child health and welfare organizations. Additionally, the Children's Bureau's advocacy efforts focus on promoting investment in the early years to allow them the opportunity to grow into the caring and productive adults that they deserve to become.

    More information about how to participate in the programs offered by Children’s Bureau can be obtained by calling (213) 342-0100 or visiting their website at www.all4kids.org.

    About the Cochran Firm
    Recognized as one of the nation’s premier law firms, The Cochran Firm handles cases on behalf of clients seeking a Personal Injury Lawyer, Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice, Bankruptcy Attorney in Atlanta or Social Security Disability Lawyer. The Firm can be reached at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476) or visit their website at http://www.cochrannation.com. “Working for You.” Article by Ben Irwin, Esq.###

    Cochran Firm
    163 West Main Street
    Dothan, Alabama 36301
    1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476)
    www.cochrannation.com





    Ben Irwin
    800-843-3476
    detroit@disabilitylawyerindetroit.com

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    SAFE - Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment will be celebrating its 7th Anniversary




    Kalyn Risker, founder, Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)



    SAFE Expo Explained
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, April 27, 2013 ) Detroit, MI - On Friday, June 21, 2013 Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) will celebrate seven years of assisting victims of domestic violence become self sufficient. Tracey McCaskill, who is the news director and on-air host on FM 98 WJLB and WMXD Mix 92.3, will emcee the event.

    McCaskill remarked, "I am so honored --and just sheer excited to take part in SAFE's Annual Appreciation Event. In spearheading this organization -- Kalyn Risker has been a staunch agent for CHANGE within this community --and beyond.”

    SAFE is dedicated to the financial empowerment of victims of domestic violence by providing training, workshops and resources to equip program participants with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient. The organization’s success is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of its volunteers and supporters. Since its inception SAFE has assisted over 730 victims of domestic violence and this event will serve as an opportunity to celebrate the growth of the organization and the strides it has made in the community.

    SAFE organization’s founder Risker explains, "I am so proud of SAFE…Within six years (of it developing) into an organization that is being recognized on a national and now global level for its track record of effectively helping survivors of domestic violence.” Risker continues, “(These previously troubled women are now) free from abuse while obtaining the skills and resources they need to obtain a new job, return to school and become entrepreneurs.”

    SAFE’s 7th Annual Appreciation Event Fundraiser will be held on June 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.at the beautiful Detroit Historical Museum with a special Afterglow Event immediately following. Tickets are $45, which includes entry into the Afterglow Event. 100% of the proceeds will benefit programs for SAFE, an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    To learn more information or to order tickets for the upcoming event, visit http://www.newsafestart.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=19. For additional information, contact Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) at 800-757-4919 Ext. 5 or online at www.NewSafeStart.org.

    About Kalyn Risker: Kalyn Risker, Founder and Executive Director of Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is a survivor of domestic violence. In 1998, she was beaten until her eye socket required reconstructive surgery. Risker immediately left the situation with her four-year-old daughter, having only a part-time job needing additional income and health benefits.

    Prior to her doctor releasing her back to work, she received a full-time position at a payroll company and began building her career. While working full-time, Risker obtained a Bachelors Business Administration in Human Resource Management. As a Human Resource Manager, she received job applications from women who were missing many of the necessary components to seek employment. Kalyn Risker also supervised many employees that lacked adequate resumes for successful career advancement.

    Risker’s experience inspired her to begin the SAFE foundation to help other women who were in abusive domestic situations and need help. For more information, you can visit her organization’s website at http://www.NewSafeStart.org.


    Kalyn Risker
    800-757-4919 Ext.15
    KRisker@NewSafeStart.org

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, May 01, 2013 ) Dothan, AL -- St. Andrews and Grace Episcopal Church in Woodlawn serves as the base foundation of The Community Kitchen of Birmingham. Lunch is served 365 days a year and provides over 95,000 meals a year. There are no requirements to attend religious services or any fees to receive lunch. Individuals dining are considered guests, and the only requirement is they need to be hungry!

    The Community Kitchens of Birmingham is a 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization which allow all donations to be tax-deductible. Donations are very much appreciated and volunteers are always welcome.
    Support is received by faith-based organizations, schools and universities, corporations, businesses and individuals. The Community Kitchens of Birmingham Board of Directors feel if they can assist individuals and families with food they can focus on meeting the basic needs of their household. Referrals are also provided for individuals to other community agencies that can assist with housing and other needs.

    St. Andrews Episcopal Church, located at 1024 South 12th Street, Birmingham, Alabama, serves meals weekdays and Saturdays at noon in the church parish hall. On Sunday, sack lunches are served from the UAB parking lot at 11th Avenue South and 11th Place.

    Lunches are also served daily at 12:45 in Grace Episcopal Church’s parish hall located at 5712 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama.
    More about the programs and services offered through The Community Kitchens of Birmingham can be obtained by calling (205) 251-3569 or exploring their website at thecommunitykitchens.org.

    About the Cochran Firm
    Recognized as one of the nation’s premier law firms, The Cochran Firm handles cases on behalf of clients seeking a Personal Injury Lawyer, Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice, Bankruptcy Attorney in Atlanta or Social Security Disability Lawyer. The Firm can be reached at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476) or visit their website at http://www.cochrannation.com. “Working for You.” Article by Ben Irwin, Esq.###

    Cochran Firm
    163 West Main Street
    Dothan, Alabama 36301
    1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476)
    www.cochrannation.com



    Ben Irwin
    800-843-3476
    detroit@disabilitylawyerindetroit.com

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    Mega Arte Riding Academy Hosts Horse Riding Training San Marcos




    Mega Arte Riding Academy Training Contact Info



    San Diego horseback riding lessons at Mega Arte Riding Academy
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, May 03, 2013 ) San Marcos, CA – Private equestrian school Mega Arte Riding Academy opens its doors for horse riding training San Marcos CA. Located in a 5-acre horse riding facility in Elfin Forest, the riding school offers full training, including hunter/jumping, cross country and endurance riding. Mega Arte stays true to its classical English dressage and upholds natural horsemanship skills. Their classes are created especially to budding equestrians who seek something more than an ordinary lesson to learn and hone. Alongside this, the company instills values in treating animals as human companions.

    It is recommended that children spend their summers on the outdoors, says Mega Arte Riding Academy (http://www.ridingacademy.biz/). There are numerous summer camps one can enjoy, but having a learning experience which one can use all his life is vital. Horse riding is not just only for equine enthusiasts, but for those who seeks to discover what they can actually do through the guidance of an expert.

    San Marcos horse riding training is an exciting approach in learning how to ride horses. Mega Arte offers a panoramic view of an equine community located in a laidback setting, which gives one the freedom to feel the air and ride with the wind. The camp offers various programs, which can be both applicable for grownups and children alike.

    1. Basic horse riding and handling is a significant training for the beginners. One should understand the traditional tack, how it works and the proper methods one must know while handling and riding these tamed horses. One will understand how to prepare a horse for a ride, and how to manage the equipments involved with the session. Commands, riding postures and other techniques are also imbibed with these lessons.
    2. Advanced horse riding is for those who knows their way around horses yet still desires to learn more than the basics. With Mega Arte’s classical techniques, one can learn the skills mustered by equestriennes long ago.
    3. Horse care. Keeping the steeds safe and healthy is one important thing to make the rider’s relationship grow with its horse, says Mega Arte. Through these care methods, one can learn grooming, first aid, cleaning and basic animal behavior.

    Horse Riding Training San Marcos instills teamwork, says Mega Arte, and each rider can learn its value through this camp. For more details and schedule, see http://www.ridingacademy.biz/horsebackridinglessonssandiego.php.

    About Mega Arte Riding Academy: Mega Arte Riding Academy is a horse riding training facility owned by Meg Brown. Meg Brown has been riding since before she could walk. She is an Equine Canada Certified Trainer, which encompasses excellence in dressage and jumping training. Meg grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the south of France. She was introduced to the fine art of vaulting at the age of 8 as well as training and competing in dressage in the south of France near Avignon where her family resided until she was 12. The valuable insight she learned has carried on for her 20-year training career.

    At 15, Meg Brown was studying under a Grand Prix dressage trainer with her Polish Arabian Mephisto. In order to pay for her board and training, she started Mega-Arte Dressage for kids. She discovered that on a practical level, there was a great need in this age group, and on a personal level, working with kids was great for her.

    For more information about Mega Arte Riding Academy or to book a horse riding training appointment, you can call (760) 822-4778 or visit http://www.RidingAcademy.biz.


    Meg Brown
    (760) 822-4778
    megaarte@aol.com

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    Mega Arte Owner Discloses the Benefits of Joining Horse Riding Training Escondido




    San Diego horseback riding lessons at Mega Arte Riding Academy


    (EMAILWIRE.COM, May 03, 2013 ) Escondido, CA – Homegrown non-profit organization Mega Arte Riding Academy leads horse riding training Escondido. Horse riding, professionally known as equestrianism, is a skill that can be traced to the oldest civilizations. Historians uncover that horse riding played a great role in the development of the human culture, creating a decisive point in the rise and fall of nations. Being used for war mechanisms a long time ago, people depended on these steeds for mobility and victory.

    However, today, horse riding has become leisure. Handling horses in the present times still evoke with the similar courageous aura without the desire for destruction. It is heavily regarded as a sport, which helps sharpen the senses and one’s body physically fit. Mega Arte’s Meg Brown started horseback riding when she was just a teenager, wherein this hobby grew into a passion, and the passion into an opportunity in teaching others her success. Her website http://www.ridingacademy.biz/ highlights her success in being a patented equestrienne and her experiences in teaching horse riding aficionados the value of this skill.

    Brown’s Mega Arte now offers Escondido horse riding training. In a desire to help the rider understand the horse, from the body language to gestures, she has gathered a team of specialists who hand down their training to a new generation of enthusiasts. Their goal is to effectively create a partnership between a horse and the rider, creating a unity valued and esteemed by both parties to break the barriers between two different species.

    Mega Arte’s philosophy relies heavily on the classical horse training techniques, to which the aged experience has taught the young ones to gain the enjoyable freedom of having a relationship with their steeds. Alongside this, the skill bears other benefits as well, such as:

    1. Better balance. Riding techniques always starts with a good posture. Not having balance sends inaccurate messages, such as doubt to the horse. Through this, one also learns proper posture while effectively communicating with his horse through gestures.
    2. Healthier body. The constant movement of the horse and the rider stretches and contracts various muscle groups as they ride. This experience will help give the rider stronger muscles and better physical fitness.
    3. Lesser stress. This experience is also declared to be good for one’s emotional well-being. Feelings of confidence, enjoyment and direction have been attested to be felt during the session.

    Creating friendships with the horse and seeing a new community in a horse riding group also gives one a feeling of belongingness. For more about Escondido horse riding training and their schedules, see http://www.ridingacademy.biz/horsebackridinglessonssandiego.php.

    About Mega Arte Riding Academy: Mega Arte Riding Academy is a horse riding training facility owned by Meg Brown. Meg Brown has been riding since before she could walk. She is an Equine Canada Certified Trainer, which encompasses excellence in dressage and jumping training. Meg grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the south of France. She was introduced to the fine art of vaulting at the age of 8 as well as training and competing in dressage in the south of France near Avignon where her family resided until she was 12. The valuable insight she learned has carried on for her 20-year training career.

    At 15, Meg Brown was studying under a Grand Prix dressage trainer with her Polish Arabian Mephisto. In order to pay for her board and training, she started Mega-Arte Dressage for kids. She discovered that on a practical level, there was a great need in this age group, and on a personal level, working with kids was great for her.

    For more information about Mega Arte Riding Academy or to book a horse riding training appointment, you can call (760) 822-4778 or visit http://www.RidingAcademy.biz.


    Meg Brown
    (760) 822-4778
    megaarte@aol.com

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    San Diego Area Horse Riding Training Non-profit Mega Arte Riding Academy Receives Rave Reviews


     

    San Diego Area horse training non-profit company Mega Arte Riding Academy services young children an


     


    San Diego horseback riding lessons at Mega Arte Riding Academy



    Dressage Training in Escondido, Northen San Diego County
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, May 03, 2013 ) Escondido, CA – San Diego Area horse training non-profit company Mega Arte Riding Academy services young children and older adults. Learning to ride a horse even before she was able to walk, Mega Arte owner Meg Brown was excited to open up her own horse training company. Many people attended to receive horse training lessons in the San Diego Area, and her company received many emphatically positive reviews.

    Judging from the comments, it seems like Mega Arte Riding Academy is really good while providing horse riding training lessons to young children.

    Olga S remarked, “My 7 year old daughter attended Mega Arte horseback riding camp in July, she loved it. The horse riding lessons were the primary activity during the camp.” She continued, “(My daughter) was able to ride on different horses and a pony, learn some fundamentals and practice trotting. She also enjoyed watching and holding bunnies and feeding the animals.” She capped off her comments, “My daughter had a fantastic time, learned a lot about horses and horse riding!”

    Not only customers of young children have been impressed, but Mega Arte seems to reach experienced riders, also. Mega Arte Riding Academy provides lessons for people at all levels of horseback riding.

    Kim C. shares, “I have been riding for 28 years and have trained up to prix St. George. Meg is an outstanding trainer and she can train you to succeed at any level. My daughter is 8, and she has only been taking lessons for 10 months. (My daughter) is already riding training level tests! If you are looking for knowledgeable instructor, experienced horses to ride to any level, a positive atmosphere, this the place!”

    Mega Arte Riding Academy received credit for helping people train in the San Diego Area to learn how to ride horses competitively. In particular, the owner Meg Brown received heaps of praise for being a high level San Diego Area horse riding training instructor.

    Vera K. shared, “My daughter and I both ride at Mega Arte. I lease a horse and can ride at my convenience either in the arena or on beautiful trails. My daughter receives dressage and jumping lessons- she has learned so much in the 2 years she has been there and is competing. Meg has great school horses and is the best instructor around!”

    People can search around the Internet to find a larger serving of compliments boasting about the horse riding lessons at this San Diego non-profit company. For more information about getting San Diego Area horse riding training, you can call (760) 822-4778 or visit the company’s website at http://www.RidingAcademy.biz.

    About Mega Arte Riding Academy: Mega Arte Riding Academy is a horse riding training facility owned by Meg Brown. Meg Brown has been riding since before she could walk. She is an Equine Canada Certified Trainer, which encompasses excellence in dressage and jumping training. Meg grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the south of France. She was introduced to the fine art of vaulting at the age of 8 as well as training and competing in dressage in the south of France near Avignon where her family resided until she was 12. The valuable insight she learned has carried on for her 20-year training career.

    At 15, Meg Brown was studying under a Grand Prix dressage trainer with her Polish Arabian Mephisto. In order to pay for her board and training, she started Mega-Arte Dressage for kids. She discovered that on a practical level, there was a great need in this age group, and on a personal level, working with kids was great for her.

    For more information about Mega Arte Riding Academy or to book a horse riding training appointment, you can call (760) 822-4778 or visit http://www.RidingAcademy.biz.


    Meg Brown
    (760) 822-4778
    megaarte@aol.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, May 04, 2013 ) Detroit, MI – Detroit barbershop owner Harlan “Jay” Bivens came to the Eastern Campus of Wayne Community College District (WCCCD) to give a talk at the Small Business Roundtable event last Thursday. Bivens shared a lot of information, including success tips.

    Knowing that many people would like to achieve higher levels of success than they already have, Harlan Bivens explained that a non-profit group that he co-directs, The Better Detroit Youth Movement (BDYM), has an exercise it encourages each of its members and visitors to complete. It is called Multiple Alternative Pathways to Success (M.A.P.S.).

    Bivens explained that M.A.P.S. helps people identify what they want, and it makes it easier for them to explain to other people who might be able to help them. He made the point that certainly people get their own ideas independently, but other people might be able to help, especially if they can see and understand the success that first person really wants to achieve. M.A.P.S. helps uncover those multiple alternative pathways to reach to reach those goals of success.

    Harlan “Jay” Bivens owns a Detroit barbershop on 17178 Livernois Ave called JaysFades.com (http://www.DetroitBarbershop.com). His barbershop in Detroit has been open for eight (8) years, and he and his team took a non-standard marketing approach. He did not worry so much about trying to find the right advertising channels. He became heavily involved with making communities within the City of Detroit better.

    Bivens immersed himself with other people who got to know him as a person. He mentioned that often there are egotistical and territorial issues that keep communities from growing. By working with the community as a person, he found that many people wanted to help him, often in ways he never imagined but were truly helpful.

    He also explained that mentors can be a key piece toward achieving success goals. He said that, “Having a mentor is like driving at night with headlights.” When a person knows what he or she wants to achieve, they are more likely to attract the help of other people who already achieved that goal. Many people think they need to solve problems alone, but mentors can serve as a key missing piece to success.

    Bivens explained another benefit of M.A.P.S. He said, “Unexpected events happen in people’s lives, and we don’t schedule them. They just happen, and they (often) take us off our track (to the success we really want to achieve). Having a plan helps us keep our focus.”

    During his talk at the Small Business Roundtable event at WCCCD, Harlan Bivens also shared tips about steps students can take to get college scholarships, including announcing an upcoming scholarship fair. He even shared some key tips about how to interpret body language, which can help improve a person’s ability to know how to communicate with someone who might be able to help with a step toward success.

    For more information about how to benefit from Multiple Alternative Pathways to Success (M.A.P.S.) you can attend BDYM meetings on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Harlen “Jay” Bivens’ JaysFades.com Detroit barbershop on 17178 Livernois Ave, or visit the website for the Better Detroit Youth Movement (BDYM) at http://www.BetterDetroitYouth.org.


    About Harlan “Jay” Bivens: Harlan “Jay” Bivens is not simply any ordinary barber; he is a community activist in every aspect of his life. He owns and founded Jaysfades.com and co-directs the Better Detroit Youth Movement non-profit organization. He makes people in the community have good looking hair while providing the community with care.

    As a mentor and motivational speaker, not to mention an actor and model, Jay has created and follows a lifelong commitment toward seeking ways to create opportunities for people in the community, especially children and young adults in Detroit. To learn more about Harlan “Jay” Bivens can make your hair look better or improve your neighborhood, you can contact him at (313) 350-0697.

    About Better Detroit Youth Movement (BDYM): The Better Detroit Youth Movement (BDYM) is a non-profit coalition of positive-minded individuals and groups who are committed to working together with communities, parents, schools and students to improve the quality of life and learning for our city's children.

    Citizen volunteerism, and youth engagement and participation are key components of the BDYM. We believe by fostering higher levels of communication, cooperation and collaboration among our citizens and communities, while seeking out areas where we can better work together, we will achieve greater success with and for our young generation. For more information, visit http://www.BetterDetroitYouth.org.


    Harlan "Jay" Bivens
    (313) 350-0697
    HBivens@BetterDetroitYouth.org

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, May 06, 2013 ) Duluth, Minnesota -- A group of nail polish addicts, who are very active in nail polish community on social websites, now launch a new nail art forum NAF. NAF was created for those who love having a party on their nails; it is a networking community for all those that have a love for lacquer!

    Everyone wants their nails to look good without the cost and hassle (and chemicals) of going to a salon, it’s wonderful if all nail art lovers have a free community to talk and share. Three nail polish addicts, Jessie, Sophie and Elma created the first nail art forum NAF.

    “We are active nail polish addicts on social websites like Google + and Pinterest, we love to share our nail creations. So we decided to create a new community for any and all laqueristas to share the Nail Art they've either created themselves, or the Nail Art that they love or want to try. If you're going to give constructive criticism, remember to be polite and helpful. Try to point out specifics and offer suggestions on how to do better next time. Some laqueristas are so excited to show you their designs that they forget to clean their edges/cuticles, this is perfectly fine, as this community is focused on nail art design, and sharing our passion. Above all, have fun and show us your favorite Nail Art!” said Jessie, a nail polish addict from NAF.

    “We made this forum for people who love nail art and designs and create their own. You can post pictures of designs you like or made. Also, if you post a picture of a design you want to try I will make a tutorial or show pictures of the final results. I will also give tips and nail advice if you guys ask. I'm super excited about this community and hope lots of people join”, said Sophie.

    “Hello! Welcome to my community. This is where nail polish addicts come to meet and greet and talk all things sparkly. I've personally been an addict for a few months, but I have loved polish my whole life”, said Elma.



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    (Newswire.net via Emailwire.com -- May 8, 2013) Portland, OR -- As with most volunteer organizations the one with the great idea gets assigned to “Make It So”, which is just what Gus did. Each week one of the over 200 members in the alliance is featured on the SWBA’s Facebook page. “I make up a graphic image for the business being spotlighted with contact information, logos and products. We encourage them to promote a special offer or coupon for the business,” stated Hill. “As a printer I have all the tools to do create the image efficiently and after we post it to Facebook we encourage the members to ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ it on their Facebook pages and profiles.


    “Since we started the program 3 months ago we’ve had an increase in the number of followers to the SWBA page and some of the spotlighted members have observed a bump in ‘Likes’ too,” Gus smiled. “Partners in a Healthy Community is the motto of the SWBA and this is a perfect example of that in action, using social media to create support within the community and drive traffic into the neighborhood. Everyone benefits and we’re healing the economy one local business at a time.”


    By working together to promote each other on Facebook, the members have improved their edge rank, making posts more visible online and helping promote the neighborhood to a larger audience.


    “We also post the member spotlight to the SWBA website. SellwoodWestmoreland.com gets thousands of views each month and offers more exposure to the members,” Hill continued. “The website helps us promote the Sellwood and Westmoreland area to the world, located just southeast of downtown Portland across the Sellwood Bridge on the east bank of the Willamette River. It is a wonderful community that we’re proud to live and work in.


    “I’m thrilled to serve on the board of the Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance and foster community support for the place I call home. The SWBA meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Smile Station at 9:30am. The board is pleased with the value we offer local businesses and are always looking to add benefits to the members,” Hill concluded. “Along with the several annual events we sponsor, the walking maps, website and neighborhood kiosk we provide the community, the weekly Facebook Membership spotlight is just another way we serve our friends and neighbors.”


    If you would like to learn more about the SWBA you can contact Gus Hill at Make It So Printing or visit their website: http://www.sellwoodwestmoreland.com


     








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