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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, September 26, 2014 ) Toronto, Ontario, Canada --- Robert Makobero, a licensed customs broker in Toronto, has a unique plan to help the world’s poor people.

    Here’s his idea: Through his company, Rimmexlink, Makobero will collect used clothing in Canada and then sell it at bargain prices to African counties. Using his skills and experience in freight forwarding, combined with a sizeable amount of capital raised through crowdfunding, he feels he can make it work. Makobero’s goal is to ship 30 containers of clothing per month.

    “I really want to do something to help those in need,” said Makobero. “Providing clothing to impoverished people in third-world countries is something I’ve thought about doing for quite a while. I’ve finally figured out a system where it could work. But I need some help from the general public.”

    He plans to ship clothing to Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and Dubai.

    “The global market is spurred by international transportation, and as Canadian economy trends are spurred by exportation, I am willing to start up with a freight forwarder and customs brokerage company in order to be a part of that soaring market,” Makobero said. “Rimmexlink will not only be a charitable organization but it will create jobs and help the local economy here in the Toronto area.”

    The project is contingent upon raising $300,000 through an Indiegogo campaign, which can be viewed at the Indiegogo site.

    The money will be used for a customs license ($50,000 Canadian), customs fees, shipping costs and collateral for a loan that will enable Rimmexlink to operate as a Canadian business.
    Donations of any amount are welcome.

    “I am hoping that people all over the world will support this project,” Makobero said. “Having enough clothing and having clothing appropriate for the weather is something that most of us take for granted. But for many people in third-world countries, this is a luxury they simply can’t afford.

    “By contributing to Rimmexlink, you can help the less fortunate have adequate clothing. It’s the least we can do.”

    For additional information, visit the Rimmexlink Indiegogo site at www.indiegogo.com/projects/connect-the-world-selling-ur-worn-clothing. You can also visit Robert Makobero’s LinkedIn page at ca.linkedin.com/pub/robert-makobero/94/3b6/645/.

    Makobero can be reached directly at rimmexlink@gmail.com.


    Robert Makobero
    416-294-1026
    rimmexlink@gmail.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 01, 2014 ) New Orleans, Louisiana -- The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is currently making rounds throughout major cities in the United States for its Annual 5k Walk for Education.

    For the city of New Orleans, it will be held on October 11, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. and will take place behind the Audubon Park & Zoo. This will be the 27th year that the 5k has been set up in New Orleans, and this time, at least twenty-eight associates of local personal injury attorney Morris Bart will be showing their support for UNCF by participating as a team on the pavement, as well as being a corporate sponsor. In addition, they will be sponsoring one of the water stations along the course for the third time.

    As a large team of lawyers that assist injured victims each day, this is certainly not the first time that Morris Bart’s team has shown that they care. Besides their long list of endeavors at work, Mr. Bart and his associates have also been known to contribute to such causes as the American Red Cross, the Special Olympics, and the United Way Campaign, to name a few.

    Schooling has played a huge role in the success of Mr. Bart’s own career, which has allowed him to understand first-hand how important education really is. He strives to pass this enthusiasm for learning onto the rest of the community. In 2003, he dedicated $80,000 to his alma mater, Loyola University. The following year, he provided $10,000 to the seniors of Fortier High School for necessities such as caps and gowns and testing fees.

    By participating in the UNCF’s Walk for Education, the supporting patrons at Morris Bart’s firm are softening the financial burden that often comes with college. More scholarships are able to be provided, and education is made more accessible. Beneficiaries include Xavier University and Dillard University. Those that would like to donate to this cause or participate in the walk may visit the UNCF’s website, where donations are still being accepted.

    For more information on the community involvement of Attorney Morris Bart and his associates, visit http://www.morrisbart.com/ .



    Kaley
    888-996-7971
    Kfabre@morrisbart.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 07, 2014 ) -- Press Release Distribution Services --

    Los Angeles, California -- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will convene its 51st Public Meeting in Los Angeles October 12-16.

    The meeting will bring together representatives from government, business, civil society, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and others from across the globe for one of the most important international Internet meetings of the year.

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will address attendees on Monday morning, October 13 at 8:30AM PT (see details below). The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce, announced earlier in the year its desire to transition the stewardship of some key Internet technical functions to the global Internet community.

    Following the welcoming session, ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé will join Board Chair Dr. Stephen D. Crocker, Global Domains Division President Akram Atallah and Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement for North America Chris Mondini in responding to journalists' questions during an international news conference. They will address a wide range of issues, such as the future of Internet governance, issues surrounding ICANN's accountability and the status of the New gTLD Program.

    Journalists from around the world who are unable to attend the Los Angeles meeting are encouraged to participate remotely via a live video web stream or an international toll-free telephone connection. The details for connecting are provided below.

    A recording of the news conference will be posted to the press page of the ICANN web site (http://www.icann.org/en/news/press) after the event.

    To see the full schedule of events and meetings taking place during ICANN 51 in Los Angeles, go to http://la51.icann.org/en/schedule-full.

    Details of the News Conference:

    WHAT: News Conference

    WHO: Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO, Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of the Board of Directors, Akram Atallah, President of ICANN's Global Domains Division, and Chris Mondini, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement, North America and Global Business Engagement

    WHEN: Monday, 13 October 12:00 P.M. – 13:00 P.M. PDT (1900 – 2000 UTC)

    WHERE: Olympic Room, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, California

    OFF-SITE ACCESS: Journalists from around the world can participate in the news conference via remote access.

    A live video webcast may be accessed at https://icann.adobeconnect.com/lax51-press
    Telephone access may be obtained by dialling an international access number obtained from this list www.adigo.com/icann. The toll free access number in the U.S. is +1.800.550.6865. Once you have reached the conferencing center, dial 25594.

    Details of the Welcome Ceremony:

    WHAT: Welcome Ceremony and President's Opening Session

    WHO: Penny Pritzker, United States Secretary of Commerce, Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO, and Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of the Board of Directors

    WHEN: Monday, 24 March 8:30 – 10:00 A.M. PDT (1530-1700 UTC)

    WHERE: Los Angeles Room, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, California

    OFF-SITE ACCESS: Journalists across the globe can monitor the welcome ceremony via a live video webcast at http://la51.icann.org/en/schedule/mon-welcome.


    CONTACT

    James Cole
    Global Media Coordinator
    Washington, D.C.
    Tel: +1 202-733-7598
    Email: james.cole@icann.org


    Brad White
    +1 301-365-3571
    brad.white@icann.org

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 07, 2014 ) -- Press Release Distribution Services --

    Austin, TX – Today, Connected Texas releases the Broadband and Education – Connecting Students in Texas report in conjunction with the Texas Broadband Symposium being hosted by the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) in collaboration with Connected Texas. This two-day symposium, October 7-8, focuses on broadband access and is bringing together key stakeholders to discuss ensuring sufficient, affordable access to high-speed broadband for Texas schools to support digital learning.

    "Our report shows how critical it is for students across the state to have quality access to broadband both at school and at home," said Connected Texas Executive Director Don Shirley. "Digital literacy skills and the role that technology plays in delivering education go hand in hand; whether students need to go online to receive their school assignments, or in an effort to conduct research to complete their school assignments, having access to modern technology is the driving force behind the preparation of a twenty-first century digitally literate student."

    Among the findings from the report:

    Only 8% of Texas households with K-12 students do not own a computer, but more than 950,000 students in the state do not have broadband at home.
    Students living in homes with annual household incomes below $35,000, rural students, and Hispanic students are less likely to have home computers or broadband service at home.
    Not all students use the Internet at school – one in four rural parents of K-12 students in Texas (25%) say their child does not use the Internet at school.
    The top barrier to broadband adoption among Texas parents of K-12 students is the parents' own lack of digital literacy skills.
    One in five Texas parents of K-12 students (20%) say their children's school provides students with laptop or tablet computers; Hispanic parents, those with annual household incomes below $35,000, and those living in rural parts of the state are more likely to report that their children's schools provide computers to students.
    Over one-half of parents of K-12 students whose schools provide computers say that they have helped their children's grades, and six out of ten parents who do not have broadband at home agree that having Internet service at home would make it easier for their child to do homework.

    For this report, Connected Texas conducted a random digit dial telephone survey of 1,200 adult heads of households across the state, as part of the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant program, funded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The SBI grant program was created by the Broadband Data Improvement Act, unanimously passed by Congress in 2008 and funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009.

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    About Connected Texas: Connected Texas, the Texas division of Connected Nation, is a public-private partnership, funded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the State of Texas, working with telecommunications providers, business and community leaders, information technology companies, researchers, public agencies, libraries and universities to enable economic growth and a better way of life through improved broadband Internet access, adoption, and use. For more information visit: connectedtx.org.


    Jennifer Cobb
    (615) 828-1017
    jcobb@connectednation.org

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    Dr Betty Orlandino, certified master executive coach




    A critical question for top executives from Dr Betty Orlandino, Phd



    Review of Dr Betty Orlandino, PhD by Fareed Khan, CFO of US Foods
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 25, 2014 ) Miami, FL -- Business owners, Fortune 500 executives and entrepreneurs focused on advancing their careers and gaining strategic advantages in the tense economic environment currently sweeping the globe have located certified master executive coach Dr Betty Orlandino, PhD through her office in Miami, Florida.
    rnhttp://youtu.be/wvxLsoqBfHg

    Dr Orlandino, known as "Dr Betty O" among the executives she's worked with at Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Sak's Fifth Avenue, USG Corporation, Kohler, Navistar, WMX and a dozen other Fortune 500 Companies, specializes in her effective "short-track" approach to aligning strategy, communication and leadership for individual and corporate gains.

    But it's her insights into the psychology and interpersonal nature of team-leading executive behaviors that distinguishes Orlandino among her peers in the industry, especially as increasing intra-global communication creates Olympic-level margins for competitive business and career triumphs. That explains why Dr Betty O is prepared to push back on a classic maxim for supporting growth and progress in business.

    "Hard work is just not enough," says Dr Orlandino. "You would be surprised at how many senior executives plateau or derail due to a shortfall in critical interpersonal skills." She recommends "Go to school on everyone. It is free, and worst case - you will learn what NOT to do!"

    In addition to her personal and grouped coaching practice now based in downtown Miami, Dr. Orlandino has appeared as a frequent guest on radio and television, a contributing editor, a published book author, and has been cited in numerous publications including Time Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

    Specialties include: "The Art of Candidate Selection and Onboarding", "The Dynamics of Body Language - Yours and Theirs", "Connecting with Your Team and Your Clients", "Special concerns of the 21st Century Female Executive", "Fast Track to the Corner Office" and the key... "Building and Maintaining Trust from Day One!"

    To find out more about the appeal and benefits of executive coaching, visit Dr Betty Orlandino's website at www.drbettyo.com . For more information about Dr Betty O's service offerings in Miami and worldwide, view this YouTube video http://youtu.be/wvxLsoqBfHg

    About Dr Betty Orlandino, PhD:

    As a certified talent consultant, author, clinician and prominent coach, Dr Betty Orlandino has been empowering people for 30 years. Dr. Orlandino's client portfolio includes Federated/Macy's Department Stores, Navistar, USG Corporation, Kohler Company and a dozen more Fortune 500 Companies.

    Considered an exceptional executive coach and an expert in relation to women and leadership in the 21st Century Dr. Orlandino reminds us that "Hard work is just not enough, you would be surprised at how many senior executives plateau or derail due to critical interpersonal skills." In addition to developing emerging leaders and fine tuning top execs, Dr Orlandino specializes in collaborating with women to insure professional success.

    Dr. Orlandino has a PhD in psychology and numerous post graduate certifications, but insists her most valuable credential is the 30 years of "hands on" in the field. She is a frequent guest on radio and television, including all three national networks ABC, NBC and CBS. Local radio and televsion broadcasts were also a part of her media contributions . Dr Betty O was a contributing author for the Family Forum Magazine as well as authoring a book in 1981. Dr Betty additionally has been cited in numerous publications including Time Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal,The Chicago Sun-Times, and the NY Times.



    Betty Orlandino
    (786) 574-3656
    pr@drbettyo.com

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    WCA Competition Announcement


     


    Competition announcement (WCA, Belgravia Gallery, PFCF)


    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 18, 2014 ) London -- issuu, one of the world's leading digital publishing platforms, which gives publishers tools to deliver over 5 billion page views each month to more than 80 million readers, has agreed to partner with us for the World Citizen Artists Competition 2014, alongside our other partners Playing For Change Foundation and Belgravia Gallery.

    Together with the prizes already announced for the winners of the competition, issuu will give "free premium memberships for the finalists" in each category - music and visual art.

    Scott Kinzie, Vice President of issuu says: "issuu is excited to support the World Citizen Artists Competition. Our company's mission is to give the world's most innovative content creators the technology to share their creations with the world. The World Citizens Artists Competition is a key opportunity for emerging artists and established artists, and we're happy to help support their cause."

    World Citizen Artists is a rare opportunity for emerging and established artists from all around the world to participate and exhibit their art works in the prestigious Belgravia Gallery where the works of Picasso, Andy Warhol, Matisse, HRH The Prince of Wales, Nelson Mandela, Sir Peter Blake and others are exhibited. Belgravia Gallery is one of Europe's leading art galleries which regularly features the work of renowned artists and celebrities. It was named the "Gallery of the Year 2013".

    On the music part, the winners will be featured by the renowned Playing for Change Foundation on their website and social media channels.

    Playing for Change Foundation is a worldwide music foundation, operated in association with world-class musicians and producers, which assists children to learn music. The Playing for Change Foundation is a non-profit organization created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music.? their mission is to create positive change through music and arts education.

    The theme of the competition is "Peace" and winners will be publicly announced on December 5th, 2014 and selected works will be exhibited at the Belgravia Gallery from 11th December 2014 to 12th January 2015. Musician winners will be featured, along with a news story, on playingforchange.org and on social media channels.

    About World Citizen Artists:

    World Citizen Artists has been launched to harness the expressive power of art as a way of raising global awareness and responsibility. The movement comprises artists from more than twenty countries around the world and has an active online magazine.


    Marie-Laure Criq
    +33662965371
    marie-laure@worldcitizenartists.org

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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  • 10/18/14--00:00: When Technology meets Arts
  • (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 18, 2014 ) Los Angeles -- issuu, one of the world's leading digital publishing platforms, which gives publishers tools to deliver over 5 billion page views each month to more than 80 million readers, has agreed to partner with the World Citizen Artists Competition 2014, alongside with Playing For Change Foundation and Belgravia Gallery.

    Together with the prizes already announced for the winners of the competition, issuu will give "free premium memberships for the finalists" in each category - music and visual art.

    Scott Kinzie, Vice President of issuu says: "issuu is excited to support the World Citizen Artists Competition. Our company's mission is to give the world's most innovative content creators the technology to share their creations with the world. The World Citizens Artists Competition is a key opportunity for emerging artists and established artists, and we're happy to help support their cause."

    World Citizen Artists is a rare opportunity for emerging and established artists from all around the world to participate and exhibit their art works in the prestigious Belgravia Gallery where the works of Picasso, Andy Warhol, Matisse, HRH The Prince of Wales, Nelson Mandela, Sir Peter Blake and others are exhibited. Belgravia Gallery is one of Europe's leading art galleries which regularly features the work of renowned artists and celebrities. It was named the "Gallery of the Year 2013".

    On the music part, the winners will be featured by the renowned Playing for Change Foundation on their website and social media channels.

    Playing for Change Foundation is a worldwide music foundation, operated in association with world-class musicians and producers, which assists children to learn music. The Playing for Change Foundation is a non-profit organization created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music.? their mission is to create positive change through music and arts education.

    The theme of the competition is "Peace" and winners will be publicly announced on December 5th, 2014 and selected works will be exhibited at the Belgravia Gallery from 11th December 2014 to 12th January 2015. Musician winners will be featured, along with a news story, on playingforchange.org and on social media channels.

    About World Citizen Artists:

    World Citizen Artists has been launched to harness the expressive power of art as a way of raising global awareness and responsibility. The movement comprises artists from more than twenty countries around the world and has an active online magazine.


    Marie-Laure Criq
    +33662965371
    marie-laure@worldcitizenartists.org

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    WCA Announcement


    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 20, 2014 ) San Jose -- World Citizen Artists, Issuu, Playing For Change Foundation and Belgravia Gallery Reunited to Launch worldwide competition. Issuu, one of the world's leading digital publishing platforms, which gives publishers tools to deliver over 5 billion page views each month to more than 80 million readers, has agreed to partner with the World Citizen Artists Competition 2014, alongside with Playing For Change Foundation and Belgravia Gallery.

    Together with the prizes already announced for the winners of the competition, issuu will give "free premium memberships for the finalists" in each category - music and visual art.

    Scott Kinzie, Vice President of Issuu says: "Issuu is excited to support the World Citizen Artists Competition. Our company's mission is to give the world's most innovative content creators the technology to share their creations with the world. The World Citizens Artists Competition is a key opportunity for emerging artists and established artists, and we're happy to help support their cause."

    World Citizen Artists is a rare opportunity for emerging and established artists from all around the world to participate and exhibit their art works in the prestigious Belgravia Gallery where the works of Picasso, Andy Warhol, Matisse, HRH The Prince of Wales, Nelson Mandela, Sir Peter Blake and others are exhibited. Belgravia Gallery is one of Europe's leading art galleries which regularly features the work of renowned artists and celebrities. It was named the "Gallery of the Year 2013".

    On the music part, the winners will be featured by the renowned Playing for Change Foundation on their website and social media channels.

    Playing for Change Foundation is a worldwide music foundation, operated in association with world-class musicians and producers, which assists children to learn music. The Playing for Change Foundation is a non-profit organization created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music.? their mission is to create positive change through music and arts education.

    The theme of the competition is "Peace" and winners will be publicly announced on December 5th, 2014 and selected works will be exhibited at the Belgravia Gallery from 11th December 2014 to 12th January 2015. Musician winners will be featured, along with a news story, on playingforchange.org and on social media channels.

    About World Citizen Artists:

    World Citizen Artists has been launched to harness the expressive power of art as a way of raising global awareness and responsibility. The movement comprises artists from more than twenty countries around the world and has an active online magazine.


    Marie-Laure Criq
    +33662965371
    info@worldcitizenartists.org

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 20, 2014 ) -- Press Release Distribution Services -- WASHINGTON -- The American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession has selected four recipients for its 2015 Spirit of Excellence Award for their commitment to racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. The awards will be presented during a ceremony on Feb. 7, 2015, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Houston.

    The Spirit of Excellence Award celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of lawyers who work to promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession. Awards are presented to lawyers who excel in their professional settings; who personify excellence on the national, state, or local level; and who have demonstrated a commitment to racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession.

    "Diversity is the most valuable assets among us as inclusion of different ideas and perspectives unites and strengthens us," said Section Chair F. John Garza. "The Commission is privileged to present the ABA Spirit of Excellence Award to these honorees who have expanded opportunities for so many while distinguishing themselves as legal professionals who bring unique and innovative solutions for their clients, communities and the profession."

    The 2015 award recipients:

    Kim J. Askew is a partner specializing in complex commercial and employment litigation with K&L Gates LLP in Dallas. She also represents clients in significant employment matters involving claims of race, disability, gender and age discrimination, sexual harassment and in litigation involving business torts, trade secrets, noncompete and nonsolicitation and employment agreements. Askew is a longtime leader in the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas and Dallas Bar Association. She is a member of the ABA House of Delegates, past chair of the ABA Section of Litigation and is the first lawyer of color to serve as its chair.

    Robert J. Grey, Jr., a partner with Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, Va., is a former president of the American Bar Association (2004-05). In January 2010, he was named executive director of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization created in 2009 to advance diversity in the legal profession. Grey's practice focuses on regulatory, administrative and government-relations matters before state and local governments and their agencies. He serves as vice chair of the Hunton & Williams Community Service Committee.

    Jacqueline H. Nguyen is a circuit judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, Calif. She was born in Dalat, Vietnam, and moved with her family to the United States when she was 10 years old, after the fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975. Nguyen was nominated for the Ninth Circuit by President Obama in 2011 and confirmed by the Senate in May 2012. She is the first Asian-American female to serve as a federal appellate judge. She is also the first Vietnamese-American federal judge, and the first Asian-Pacific American female federal judge in California.

    Kevin K. Washburn has been an assistant secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., since October 2012. Prior to joining the administration, he was the dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law from June 2009 to October 2012. He is an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma, and is a well-known scholar of federal Indian law. Washburn has been a member of the American Law Institute since 2007, and is a member of the state bars of Minnesota and New Mexico.

    The mission of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession is to promote racial and ethnic diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. The commission serves as a catalyst for change, so that the profession may more accurately reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of society and better serve society. The commission promotes the recruitment, hiring, promotion and advancement of attorneys of color and works to ensure equal membership and employment opportunities for diverse lawyers in the ABA. The commission accomplishes all this through many initiatives, activities and programs, including the annual Spirit of Excellence Award.

    With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at ambar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.


    Robert Robinson
    202-662-1097
    Robert.Robinson@americanbar.org

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    Yosvany Terry


     

    World Citizen Artists


     


    Competition announcement



    Yosvany Terry
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 23, 2014 ) New York -- Yosvany Terry, a famous saxophonist on the Jazz scene who has worked with major figures in every realm of Cuban music including pianists Chucho Valdes, and Frank Emilio and the celebrated nueva trova singer/guitarist Silvio Rodriguez will be grading the 30 finalists of music along with World Citizen Artists, Playing For Change Foundation for the World Citizen Artists Competition 2014.

    After a successful launch in June 2014, World Citizen Artists is organizing, along with Playing for Change Foundation and Belgravia Gallery and issuu, a unique art competition.

    This is a key opportunity for emerging and established artists to exhibit their work in the prestigious Belgravia Gallery, Mayfair, London, where the works of Picasso, Andy Warhol, Matisse, HRH The Prince of Wales, Nelson Mandela, Sir Peter Blake and others are exhibited and to be featured by the renowned Playing for Change Foundation on their website and social media channels.

    World Citizen Artists was launched in June 2014 to harness the expressive power of art as a way of raising global awareness and responsibility. The movement comprises artists from more than twenty countries around the world and has an active online magazine accessible at http://worldcitizenartists.org.

    Playing for Change Foundation is a worldwide music foundation, operated in association with world-class musicians and producers, which assists children to learn music. The Playing For Change Foundation is a non-profit organization created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Their mission is to create positive change through music and arts education.
    Musician winners will be featured, along with a news story, on playingforchange.org and on social media channels.

    Belgravia Gallery was named Gallery of the Year 2013. One of Europe's leading art galleries, it regularly features the work of renowned artists and celebrities. http://www.belgraviagallery.com

    issuu is one of the world's leading digital publishing platforms, which gives publishers tools to deliver over 5 billion page views each month to more than 80 million readers. The 30 entries on the final shortlist of each category (Art & Music) will be graded and will receive free issuu premium memberships valid for one year.


    About World Citizen Artists:

    World Citizen Artists has been launched to harness the expressive power of art as a way of raising global awareness and responsibility. The movement comprises artists from more than twenty countries around the world and has an active online magazine.


    Marie-Laure Criq
    +33662965371
    marie-laure@worldcitizenartists.org

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 24, 2014 ) -- Press Release Distribution Services --

    Los Angeles, California -- Fadi Chehadé, The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has extended his congratulations and best wishes to the newly elected Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

    "We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Houlin Zhao on his election as the ITU Secretary-General," said Chehadé. "His global support was punctuated by the fact that he obtained 152 votes of the 156 countries that were present and voting in the election."

    Zhao will succeed current ITU Secretary-General Dr. Hamadoun Toure in January and Chehadé made a point of underscoring Dr. Toure's contributions to enhancing lines of communication with ICANN.

    "We are grateful to Dr. Toure for the bridges he helped build between the ITU and ICANN," said Chehadé. "Our interactions have been built on a foundation of mutual respect and a shared belief that the Internet has an increasingly important role in global socioeconomic development. We are enthused at the prospect of continuing those efforts with Houlin Zhao."



    About ICANN
    ICANN's mission is to ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn't have one global Internet. ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet's unique identifiers. ICANN doesn't control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn't deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet's naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet. For more information please visit: www.icann.org.

    James Cole
    Global Media Coordinator
    Washington, D.C.
    Tel: +1 202-733-7598
    Email: james.cole@icann.org


    Brad White
    +1 301-365-357
    brad.white@icann.org

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    Nomfusi


     

    Nomfusi in concert


     


    Nomfusi: Exclusive interview with World Citizen Artists


    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 31, 2014 ) Paris - France -- South African celebrity Nomfusi, supporter of World Citizen Artists will be announcing the winners of the World Citizen Artists Competition 2014.

    Nomfusi's touching life story has been captured widely in the media, most significantly on SABC1's series "My World," seen by 9 million viewers. Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, who discovered Bob Marley, Angelique Kidjo and U2 said of Nomfusi after viewing a documentary of her life and music: "What a terrific young artist, her genuine concern for her community and beyond comes through So strongly."
    In 2013 Nomfusi portrayed the character of Miriam Makeba in the Golden Globe winning film, "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom," with appearances at both the Hollywood and Berlin premieres. She was also featured in the coffee table book companion to the film.

    The theme of the competition is "Peace" and winners will be publicly announced on December 5th, 2014 and selected works will be exhibited at the Belgravia Gallery from 11th December 2014 to 12th January 2015. Musician winners will be featured, along with a news story, on playingforchange.org and on social media channels.

    World Citizen Artists is a rare opportunity for emerging and established artists from all around the world to participate and exhibit their art works in the prestigious Belgravia Gallery where the works of Picasso, Andy Warhol, Matisse, HRH The Prince of Wales, Nelson Mandela, Sir Peter Blake and others are exhibited. Belgravia Gallery is one of Europe's leading art galleries which regularly features the work of renowned artists and celebrities. It was named the "Gallery of the Year 2013".

    On the music part, the winners will be featured by the renowned Playing for Change Foundation on their website and social media channels.
    Playing for Change Foundation is a worldwide music foundation, operated in association with world-class musicians and producers, which assists children to learn music. The Playing for Change Foundation is a non-profit organization created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music.? their mission is to create positive change through music and arts education.

    Issuu, one of the world's leading digital publishing platforms, which gives publishers tools to deliver over 5 billion page views each month to more than 80 million readers will also give "free premium memberships for the finalists" in each category - music and visual art.


    About World Citizen Artists:

    World Citizen Artists has been launched to harness the expressive power of art as a way of raising global awareness and responsibility. The movement comprises artists from more than twenty countries around the world and has an active online magazine.


    Marie-Laure Criq
    +33662965371
    info@worldcitizenartists.org

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, November 03, 2014 ) -- Press Release Distribution Services --

    Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Thursday, November 13 at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe, Texas. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner.

    The event is free and open to the public.


    TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast will provide a law enforcement update and offer ranchers information on how they can keep their livestock and equipment safe and secure. Additionally, TSCRA staff will update cattle raisers on important legislative issues.


    Educational programs will be held at 4:00 p.m., prior to the ranch gathering. The sessions will include an animal health update and low stress cattle handling demonstrations, with dogs and on foot.


    Please RSVP to 800-242-7820, ext. 192, or rsvp@tscra.org.


    To get to the Lone Star Convention Center from I-45, take the Loop 336 exit. Head east on Loop 336 for 3 miles. Turn left onto Airport Road and the convention center will be on the left.



    The ranch gathering is sponsored by Novartis Animal Health and Capital Farm Credit. Anyone who joins TSCRA at the gathering will receive a free metal gate sign courtesy of Bayer Animal Health and New Holland Agriculture.

    All members of the press are invited to attend.



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    TSCRA is a 137-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.




    Laramie Adams
    512-922-7328
    ladams@tscra.org

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, November 07, 2014 ) Mooresville, NC -- Mobile Marketing Max, Charlotte, NC's leading mobile marketing agency, today announced that it has relocated north of Charlotte to the Lake Norman area to be able to work closely with myriad small business owners looking for creative, targeted Internet marketing to get them found online and in front of more customers.

    Previously located in Charlotte, the marketing agency will still work with current clients from the area, and accept new ones. However, "Our focus is on the businesses in the Lake Norman towns of Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville, primarily. With so much growth occurring in the area and many new businesses being opened, we believe that having a local presence here at the lake will enable us to work much more closely with business owners who are struggling with finding the right marketing for their needs," said Françoise Rose Jeanes, the founder of Mobile Marketing Max.

    "We chose to relocate to office space at The U Center in Mooresville because of their professionalism and event space amenities. We will be holding business events and the center makes that very easy to do. By being in a convenient location for Lake Norman business owners we are looking forward to hosting educational workshops and events that will help them grow their businesses."

    Despite the name of the company, Mobile Marketing Max is a full service Internet marketing service provider. Jeanes states, "For over 17 years the company has been morphing with the growth of the Internet, culminating in the latest iteration - mobile. Everything we do when we market a company has a mobile focus. That's what everyone is spending time on. A business owner, especially if they don't yet own a smartphone, needs to know that their customers, and potential customers, are using these handheld computers all the time to search for products and services. Tying in all areas of marketing to lead to a strong mobile presence is a very smart strategy - for any sized business."

    "We look forward to meeting our fellow business owners and professionals in Lake Norman and extend an invitation to them to come and visit us at our new location." Added Jeanes, "We are very happy to be here."


    About Mobile Marketing Max:

    Headquartered in Mooresville, NC, Mobile Marketing Max has helped businesses with Internet marketing for over seventeen years - from web design and development, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media management, video production, and print marketing. It is also the area's leading provider of mobile marketing campaigns, delivering mobile solutions that empower small businesses and Non Profits. For more information visit mobilemarketingmax.com.


    Chris Lee
    (704) 584-9428
    info@mobilemarketingmax.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, November 19, 2014 ) Mooresville, NC -- Have you ever wondered how to travel to places around the world that have spiritual significance, while being enriched beyond just being there? If so, the world of travel offered by one business owner in Mooresville, North Carolina, is your answer. Going beyond "just a vacation," trips offered by Ahlara are devoted to helping those wishing to truly experience the sacred sites around the globe.

    Founder of Ahlara International Wellness Center and seasoned world traveller, Lynne Wiggins, announces Ahlara.com's upcoming travel experience - a twelve day tour of the Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca area. Starting March 19th, 2015 and ending March 30th, 2015, a minimum of six travellers will visit several sacred sites, including Machu Picchu, Sacsayuaman, and Aramu Muru.

    Travellers joining Wiggins on this exceptional tour will also travel with guide Romulo Lizarraga, a Quechua Peruvian, who was born and raised at the base of Machu Picchu. Lizarraga learned the healing and spiritual arts of the ancient Andean people and has traveled extensively throughout Peru working with many shamans, initiates and healers. Lizarraga has previously partnered with Wiggins to travel extensively - covering Thailand, Cambodia, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, India, Nepal and the United States.

    An expert in the area, Lizarraga currently guides tours on the Inca Trail and takes his travelers to many of his ancestor's sacred sites, teaching groups to perform age-old ceremonies, how to heal one's soul and how to create a more balanced and whole life.

    Wiggins organizes a few spiritual and adventure tours every year. Currently another trip is scheduled, this time for two weeks from September 12, 2015 to September 24, 2015 to Tibet and Nepal, where traveling to those exotic locations will let your spirits soar in the high energy of the Himalayas.

    For the full itinerary of the upcoming trip to Peru visit Ahlara's travel website at http://ahlara.com/peru_itin.html.

    About Lynne Wiggins:

    Lynne Wiggins has been leading spiritual and adventure tours to the world's sacred sites for the past 20 years. Her trips offer the traveler safe and first class travel to unusual and ancient locations. Her philosophy is for her clients to enjoy all the local sites, as well as experience their rich past. For over 30 years, Lynne has studied with various Teachers, Healers and Shamans. She is well versed in the ways of the ancient teachings and world religions. After selling her Metaphysical Center in Boston, she devoted herself full time to helping others discover sacred sites. She currently owns Ahlara International, a wellness center and spa in Mooresville, NC, and is also on the board of directors of Non-Profit organization Himalayan Hands, which helps to educate girls and boys in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. Please contact Lynne at Ahlara@aol.com or call (704) 662-0946.



    Lynne Wiggins
    (704) 662-0946
    Ahlara@aol.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, November 21, 2014 ) Jackson, MS -- Richard Schwartz & Associates, a well-established law office that is based out of Jackson, Mississippi has, yet again, decided to give back to the community by being a proud supporter of The Salvation Army Angel Tree this year, as they have for more than 15 previous years.

    The Angel Tree benefits children who are forced to live under conditions that they are simply too young to be fretting over, such as poverty and broken homes. While these situations are not in their control, there is something that can be done by the good hearts of Angel Tree supporters.

    In addition, the foundation supports the elderly, as it is often forgotten that they, too, sometimes have a difficult time getting by after retirement.

    During Christmas seasons, Schwartz and his team of associates have been able to provide gifts and necessities to those in need. Choosing an Angel has become a tradition for the firm’s employees. Knowing that they are able to accomplish an act that is not only kind, but so needed by the children, is a gift in itself that the company looks forward to every winter.

    For more information on the firm and their next community event, visit http://www.1call.ms/ .



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    Jeff Bennett performing with The Festival of Keyboards concert at Second Baptist Church



    Jeff Bennett leading the Second Baptist Church North choir practice. Solo by Judith Roberts
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, November 23, 2014 ) Kingwood, TX -- The holiday season has arrived along with all of the holiday décor in the malls and stores comes the seasonal music, both contemporary and classic. Internationally renowned composer, Phil Barfoot, is presenting a new musical compilation titled, "The Heart of Christmas," which he hopes will become a beloved favorite. The premiere of the musical will be held at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 24th. The choir of Second Baptist Church in Kingwood has been invited to perform in the event as part of the 350 member American Celebration Choir.

    The choir at Second Baptist Church North is led by pastor and worship leader, Jeff Bennett. Music and ministering through it has been the focal point of his life. After graduating from Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelors of Music, he prepared for ministry with a Masters of Arts at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the past 28 years, he has both served as a worship leader at various churches along with composing and performing his own music.

    Bennett is committed to sharing the gift of music, not only through leading worship but also through the training and education of others. Through his nonprofit organization, Keys for the Kingdom, Bennett provides classes for upcoming instrumentalists and church ministry staff in addition to providing concerts to churches. Bennett typically performs at between 8 to10 concerts per year outside of his role as a music pastor.

    It was through one of these performances that Bennett was brought to the attention of Mark Terry, the campus pastor of Second Baptist North in Kingwood Texas. Bennett was invited to be the lead music pastor for the campus in 2012.

    Bennett has brought connections to nationally known artists to the already strong music program at Second Baptist. In January 2014, Second Baptist hosted the Festival of Keyboards along with a joint choir of 300 from among the five campuses of Second Baptist. Bennett has been a part of this four member group for the past 12 years.

    Bennett has collaborated with Barfoot on previous projects, which prompted the invitation to perform at in the Fourth Annual Christmas in New York. "Phil invites choirs to participate that he knows can handle the music," Bennett explained. Forty-two members of the Kingwood campus choir along with 20 members from Woodway will be travelling to New York to perform at Carnegie. Along with the choir from Second Baptist, those from six other churches will be part of the American Celebration Choir.

    In addition to the musical compilation by Barfoot, Bennett will perform his own instrumental music. This will be his second year to participate in the Christmas in New York concert. This year's presentation, "The Heart of Christmas," will feature vocalists Travis Cottrell and Marcia Ware. Author and speaker, Beth Moore, will provide the narration. The music will be published by Lifeway in 2015 and available for preview for the 2015 Christmas season.

    About Kingwood Connection:

    The Kingwood Connection is a publication featuring organizations and events in the community of Kingwood, Texas and the North Houston area.


    Carla Alvarez
    281-305-9157
    admin@kingwoodconnection.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, December 05, 2014 ) Kingwood, TX -- While the Christmas season is known to be the season of giving, in the rush caused by added commitments and pressures, sometimes that fact is easy to overlook. Across the Northeast Houston area, individuals are taking action to change that.

    From Thanksgiving, which was established to give thanks to God for his blessings and protection, to Christmas, a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and his gift to the world, there are efforts throughout the community to enter into the true spirit of the season and help those in need. The efforts are varied, from individual family efforts, to those organized by businesses and organizations, to community-wide efforts in the Kingwood area. Everyone can make a difference.

    This is clearly illustrated in the example set by third graders Meredith Shuch and Kate Matthews. Members of Second Baptist church, the girls participated in the Sunday school program to collect peanut butter for the church holiday outreach, Angels of Light.

    Each year across the five campuses, Second Baptist hosts families nominated by local ministries from across the Houston area. The guests are treated to dinner and a Christmas program. Following the program, each child receives a Christmas gift and every family receives groceries to stock their pantry.

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Angels of Light program, which has grown to serving over 7,000 people. In order to meet the needs of the guests, the outreach is a church wide effort with members bringing donations of gifts, groceries, and donations for a month prior to the event. From the senior life groups to the preschool classes, the focus is on helping those in need with each Bible study and age group tasked with filling a specific need for the night.

    The children's program, TeamKid, was challenged to bring peanut butter to fill the grocery sacks of the attending families. "We live in such a blessed area," explains Angel King, TeamKid Children's Director at the Second Baptist North Campus, "We want our kids to not only be thankful for those blessings, but to also realize that there are kids just like them that don't have those same blessings, that don't have the rooms full of toys, the closets full of clothes, and sometimes don't even have enough food to eat." King concludes with the goal of the program, "We tell our kids that when they help fill a need that someone else has, they are being the hands and feet of Jesus."

    Third graders Meredith and Kate took this exhortation to heart. Not content with asking their parents to buy an extra jar of peanut butter to gift, they came up with a plan to give a gift from the heart themselves. Holding a joint birthday party, they gave up gifts for themselves and instead asked their guests to bring jars of peanut butter that would be donated to the Angels of Light.

    "When I saw the wagon roll in with the 63 jars of peanut butter and heard what the girls had done, I was in tears" said Bridget Core, TeamKid Children's Bible Study Coordinator, "When you see something like that you not only know that the words and the message are being heard, but it makes you ask yourself, 'Am I doing all I could?"

    The girls are not the only ones who have taken the spirit of the season to heart. Across the Northeast Houston area businesses, organizations, and individuals are banding together to serve others. If you have the desire to be a Secret Santa, visit the Kingwood Connection 2014 Giving page for a listing of places to donate and serve in Kingwood and Northeast Houston at http://kwtx.us/giving-season-2014

    About Kingwood Connection:

    The Kingwood Connection is a publication featuring organizations and events in the community of Kingwood, Texas and the North Houston area.



    Carla Alvarez
    281-305-9157
    admin@kingwoodconnection.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, December 09, 2014 ) Portland, OR -- Charitable projects which provide a number of desperately needed forms of support for children in the local communities was dealt a huge blow. One of the largest annual events and a local tradition was almost lost; if not for the timely and charitable gesture from Mike Colvin, of Chuck Colvin Auto Center. For years, thousands of McMinnville and local residents had become accustomed, during the Christmas season, to seeing Christmas trees being sold by the local Lions Club on their Christmas tree lot, in the Walmart shopping center parking lot.

    But then, something changed. Oh No! Where did all the Christmas trees go ... the Christmas trees from the annual McMinnville Lions Club Christmas tree sale, that is. A tradition for about ten years, local McMinnville area residents would stop at the Lions Club Christmas tree lot, examine and buy locally grown and harvested Christmas trees; and many would then go into to Walmart to purchase ornaments, decorations and presents, too. However, due to streamlining their processes, Walmart kicked the Lions Club off of their premises.

    This long time tradition which many McMinnville and Yamhill County residents had come to count on, enjoy and take part in, and the charitable projects that depended on this event, were on the verge of a sad ending. However, in the true Spirit of Christmas Mike Colvin came to their rescue, quickly inviting the Lions Club to setup a Christmas Tree Lot and sell their Christmas trees a little further down Highway 99, at Chuck Colvin Auto Center.

    A local roving reporter stopped on the lot this past season to talk to someone at the newer and more centrally located Christmas tree lot. Sam Justice, president of the McMinnville Lions Club, said, "We have lots of nice trees. Lots of nice green trees we sell to the public to benefit our charities". After the reporter commented about the smell of Christmas trees on the lot, Sam admitted, "The trees always smell really good. I always go home smelling like a Christmas tree after I sell Christmas trees here".

    When asked about the type of Christmas trees local residents could find on the Lions Club Christmas tree lot, Sam replied, "We have Doug Firs, Grand Firs and Nobile Firs". Regarding the hours when McMinnville area residents can get a tree from the Christmas lot at Chuck Colvin Auto Center's lot, he went on to say, "During the week we're open from 1 [pm] to 8 [pm]; and on the weekends we are open at 9 [am] and close at 8 pm ... but, we will stay open later if there are people on the lot".

    In response to a question about where the Christmas trees come from, Sam had this to say: "Our trees come from Yamhill County. Most of our Doug firs come from the Yamhill Tree Farm; and we get the Nobles from area farms ... or they may be coming out of Marion County. But they are all local trees. [...] They are all groomed trees. They are grown by Christmas tree farmers; intended to be Christmas Trees".

    As people are driving down Highway 99W in McMinnville, going past Chuck Colvin Auto Service Center and the QuickLane Auto & Tire Repair Center, will see a green sign in front of the Christmas lot that says 'Merry Christmas. Lions Christmas Tree Sale Here' When asked about the location of their Christmas tree lot, Sam had this to say. "Right here at Chuck Colvin, we're really appreciative of Chuck Colvin Ford for letting us use their facility here. They have been really gracious hosts for [the entire time we have been here]; and we are really appreciative of it and try to be good stewards of their lot. I think they enjoy having us here; and we sure enjoy being here. He agreed that it definitely brings the Christmas spirit to the lot.

    Gary Edwards, the General Manager at Chuck Colvin Auto Center, said "We move 100 cars, and donate 1/3 of our highway frontage (prime real estate) to the Lions club so they can do their Christmas tree sale".

    When asked how the Lions Club would use the money generated from the Christmas Tree Lot for Lions Club projects, which help the local community, Sam Justice shared some of the really impacting benefits of this event, stating, in part: "We give out high school scholarships every year. We use the money [for vision screens] for grade school children. Every year we're in the schools and grade schools working with the local school district helping them to screen students for sight issues, to identify children who need eye glasses. We also use the funds to buy flags for first graders. Every first grader in the district gets an American Flag. We also support music in the schools. We [have been a Super Nova] sponsor of Jazz Night, which is a music booster program".

    The Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale in McMinnville has been a long time tradition, which has helped fund a number of local charitable projects. These charitable projects and the annual tradition were almost lost a few years back. However, thanks to Chuck Colvin Auto Center, the tradition still lives on and is getting stronger now at the more centrally-located lot on HWY 99; and is another example of how the staff and management of the locally owned and operated Chuck Colvin Auto Center are committed to community involvement and giving back to McMinnville and Yamhill County residents.

    About Chuck Colvin Auto Center:

    Chuck Colvin Auto Center is part of a family owned and operated dealership located in the heart of Yamhill County's wine country in McMinnville Oregon. In business since 1911, they pride themselves on being the oldest Ford Dealership in Oregon. They are also the only Nissan Dealership in Yamhill County. Their business is based on honesty, integrity, and customer service, resulting in over 90% of their customers coming back or telling their friends about them.

    The Colvin Service Center provides the on-site fixed operations for the Chuck Colvin Ford Dealership and the Chuck Colvin Nissan Dealership; providing expert auto repair for McMinnville, Newberg, Lafayette, Dundee, Sheridan & Yahmhill County residents.

    Chuck Colvin Service Center proudly provides fleet management services, collision repairs, body exterior and interior repairs and restoration, a Quick Lane Tire & Auto Repair Center; with services provided by Ford and Nissan Factory Trained and ASE Certified Techs and Mechanics, inlcuding multiple master mechanics. The Chuck Colvin Service Center Parts Deparment carries and installs Genuine OEM Ford & Motorcraft Auto Parts


    Gary Edwards
    800-223-5099
    GaryE@colvinauto.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, December 09, 2014 ) Portland, OR -- The spirit of giving has become a tradition for the staff and crew of Chuck Colvin Auto Center, a local car dealer in McMinnville. Each year employees at this car dealership, take an active part in helping out others in need in the community.

    With about 13.9% of the families of Yamhill County living below the poverty level, food banks and food pantries, such as the one at the McMinnville Salvation Army, are often stretched to the limits or beyond.

    The Salvation Army Food Pantry is one of the agencies who help out thousands of families and individuals throughout the year. When they have food, or the money to buy more food they can help stamp out starvation. However, when the Salvation Army food pantry runs out of food, they are forced to turn away hungry families in need.

    When asked about their involvement in the community, to help with issues such as these, Gary Edwards, General Manager at Chuck Colvin Auto Center, stated in part: "We also have an employee food drive donation for the local Salvation Army. Our employees donate money all year long as a payroll deduction, and we cut them a check every December for them to buy food ..."

    Thanks to the benevolence and selfless actions from many of the 50 plus workers and staff at Chuck Colvin Auto Center, they are able to help the Salvation Army from having to turn away families living in poverty who are hungry and in desperate need of food.

    When we spoke with the General Manager and others from Chuck Colvin Auto Center they were unable to provide us with the amount of the check that they will be giving to the Salvation Army later this month. There are still more donations to be counted and tallied up because they have not reached the last pay period for this year. What we can be certain of is that it will be a substantial amount, as it has been in years past. What else we can be assured of is that it is a tradition of giving that is going to continue to grow and thrive; to help the Salvation Army in McMinnville to be able to help feed the families and individuals in McMinnville that need it the most.


    About Chuck Colvin Auto Center:

    Chuck Colvin Auto Center is part of a family owned and operated dealership located in the heart of Yamhill County's wine country in McMinnville Oregon. In business since 1911, they pride themselves on being the oldest Ford Dealership in Oregon. They are also the only Nissan Dealership in Yamhill County. Their business is based on honesty, integrity, and customer service, resulting in over 90% of their customers coming back or telling their friends about them.

    The Colvin Service Center provides the on-site fixed operations for the Chuck Colvin Ford Dealership and the Chuck Colvin Nissan Dealership; providing expert auto repair for McMinnville, Newberg, Lafayette, Dundee, Sheridan & Yahmhill County residents.

    Chuck Colvin Service Center proudly provides fleet management services, collision repairs, body exterior and interior repairs and restoration, a Quick Lane Tire & Auto Repair Center; with services provided by Ford and Nissan Factory Trained and ASE Certified Techs and Mechanics, inlcuding multiple master mechanics. The Chuck Colvin Service Center Parts Deparment carries and installs Genuine OEM Ford & Motorcraft Auto Parts


    Gary Edwards
    800-223-5099
    GaryE@colvinauto.com

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