Atlanta Gathering of Angels Celebrates 20 Years Matching Entrepreneurs with Angel Investors

October 05, 2016

For 20 years, making dreams come true has been only part of what Tarby Bryant is doing with The Gathering of Angels. The Gathering is a monthly meeting of 25-35 accredited angel investors, venture capitalists and investment bankers who hear presentations from and meet with up to four young, entrepreneurial companies in need of seed and early stage capital investment.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary when it meets Tuesday, October 11 from 4:30pm-7:00pm at The City Club of Buckhead, the Gathering of Angels has facilitated an estimated $75 million through some 400 capital fundings of new, start-up businesses. Bryant and his GOA team coach the presenting companies in mandatory practice sessions to maximize their 20-minute presentations and question-and-answer periods within parameters established by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In return, the presenting companies pay GOA a flat presentation fee with no percentage of capital...

School Version of Inclusive Amazing Race for Student Body

October 10, 2016

Tarpon Springs, FL – October 10, 2016 - Solid Rock Community School, a K-12 private school located in Tarpon Springs, FL, will hold its annual schoolwide event, The Amazing Race, on October 28th. Much like the reality TV show of the same name, participants are placed on a team and given a number of tasks to complete with the goal of finishing them first.  However, Solid Rock adds its own twists to make the event more challenging and meaningful. Each team is randomly composed of one high school student who is placed into a leadership position and three to four additional students ranging from elementary to middle school.  The teams are inclusion based meaning that all school members, regardless of differences or disabilities, are placed on teams and given an equal opportunity to participate. The tasks are designed in such a way that each member of each team plays a vital role in the completion of the race, pushing every individual...

Leading Commercial Real Estate Group Launches New Website

October 05, 2016

The Beery Rainsberger Group is excited to announce the launch of its new website that will feature a multitude of expert insight that focuses on investor training, education, property valuation, and multifamily sales statistics and market data. Developers for BeauTodd.com created the mobile-friendly website to be the authority on commercial real estate market trends, stats, and closings in North Central Florida.  You will find valuable resources such as a detailed for sale or lease search, a customized property watch so you can be the first to know when a specific type or size of property hits the market, as well as plenty of market research and expert advice on everything from office to retail and industrial to land and multifamily categories. Early visitors have said that with the website’s clean design and easy to navigate buttons and menu options, it will easily become their primary resource for all their commercial real estate needs. The most noteworthy...

Smart Destinations, Parent Company of Go City Card, Is Acquired By Big Bus Tours

October 04, 2016

Boston-based , which produces the popular Go City Card attraction passes, has just taken a significant step in its mission to become the foremost sightseeing provider in leading cities around the world, with its sale to UK-based .   According to Ted Stimpson, CEO of Smart Destinations, the privately-held company has just been acquired by Big Bus Tours, the largest global operator of premium open-top sightseeing tours with coverage in 19 cities across four continents.   According to Mr. Stimpson, "This acquisition combines two great companies, both committed to maximizing the in-destination experience of traveling consumers. Big Bus Tours is the perfect introduction to a city, guiding guests to the key places of interest. Go City Card passes provide a convenient and cost-effective way to pay for admission to those same top attractions. Together, we will deliver travelers to the gate and through the turnstile of the top paid attractions of the...

Downtown Building to Be Painted With Mural of Seguin

October 05, 2016

Opening their brand new site at 200 S. Austin, Keller Williams Seguin has purchased and is well underway with renovations to the historical building that sits on this downtown corner. Among the more dramatic parts of the renovations involve the lobby of the building, which will include entrances from both the side door and front doors and a glass front exterior. To add to the appeal of the lobby, from the view of an outsider looking in, Stephanie Hornsby, Team Leader and the new co-owner of the building, has commissioned a local area artist to paint a mural of Seguin on the exterior. Brittany Tradup, known locally as “,” is a mural artist serving the Schertz, New Braunfels, and San Antonio areas. A full-time artist, the former marketing professional specializes in custom murals and is known for her life-like children's rooms and nursery paintings. From whimsical fairy tale murals that inhabit an entire room to underwater scenes designed for a playroom,...

Experience Food, Art, and Culture with Miami Empty Leg Flights by WPJC

September 27, 2016

Miami has long been known as one of the hippest cities in the country and is a must-see vacation destination. If you wish to see all of the splendor and experience the richness of culture that is Miami, check out the awesome deals on empty leg flights available through West Palm Jet Charter right now. You may be able to book a private flight for much less than usual and be on your way to a unique and wonderful vacation. There are many great reasons to visit Miami at any time of year, but there are tons of awesome events going on right now and through the next few months that can enhance your trip. Enjoy a little respite from the summer crowds and blazing heat and make the most of your Miami trip by visiting during the fall or winter. If you are a foodie, Miami is the place for you! Miami is known mainly for its Cuban food scene and fresh seafood and there are festivals and events that can help you to enjoy the best of it during the autumn. Miami Spice offers prix-fixe...

EDGY TEEN SOCIAL MEDIA FILM SET FOR LAUNCH ON OCTOBER 7

October 04, 2016

The dark side of social media is explored in Dot Five Films’ newest feature, Distortion: A Social Media Story, which is set for VOD and DVD release on Friday, October 7, 2016. The film is a hard-hitting, realistic look at the dangers teens face when using social media in their everyday lives. Distortion: A Social Media Story will be available on-demand exclusively from Amazon Video, and on DVD from the film’s webpage, www.DistortionStory.com. The film has been building its audience through various social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at the handle @DistortionStory. A press kit is also available at www.DistortionStory.com. Please contact Grant Smith at [email protected] for more information. In his feature film debut, director Javier Espinoza tells the story of several high school students who use social media in various destructive ways. From girls who...

Denver-Based Startup Plans Early Closure of Equity Crowdfunding After Rush of Investments From Individuals Eager to Abolish Unpopular Employment Practice

October 04, 2016

Ohos, the Denver-based startup that is making waves in HR circles with its goal to eliminate annual performance reviews, today announced the company has nearly completed its first round of via the crowdfunding site, Wefunder. Ohos has secured investments of nearly $150,000, surpassing its initial campaign goal in under one month. The first round of crowdfunding will close five (5) months early, on October 7. Co-founder of Ohos, Dave Needham, said, “Equity crowdfunding changes the game for regular individuals who want to invest small amounts into companies they believe in. This round of funding proves that people are excited to invest their hard-earned money in a company that’s working to eliminate one of their least-favorite things about their jobs: periodic performance reviews.” Companies and employees alike recognize the limitations of traditional performance reviews: they don’t produce results, take too long, are too expensive...

Gourmet Living Introduces Goccia Nera Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Italy

October 05, 2016

Gourmet Living, a family-owned business located in Greenwich, CT, has just introduced "Goccia Nera," a competitively priced barrel-aged , Italy.  Goccia Nera is now available for sale on Amazon and Gourmet Living's eCommerce store.  This balsamic vinegar is certified IGP by the Italian authorities to attest to its authenticity. This is the fourth barrel-aged premium brand of balsamic vinegar introduced by Gourmet Living to consumers in the U.S. since last year. Goccia Nera provides buyers with a lower price point yet remains faithful to Italian production traditions.  "We believe that Goccia Nera provides consumers with a great balsamic vinegar at a competitive price yet remains true to the Italian Denominazione di origine protetta  regulations," says Sheila May from Gourmet Living. "These regulations are in place to protect the integrity and authenticity of the product - and we wanted...

CHOOSE HOPE! Rattlesnake Mountain CrossFit to hold a charity event to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

October 04, 2016

When a child is seriously ill, families face extensive medical treatment, hectic schedules and financial burdens.  The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMCH) provides a sanctuary for families during such a difficult time regardless of their financial situations.  Each family has a private room and access to a fully equipped kitchen, a well-stocked pantry, and an immediate support system of other families, staff and volunteers. Last year, The Ronald McDonald House Charities in Seattle provided more than 28,000 nights of housing for 448 families with children receiving treatment at Seattle Children's Hospital. Rattlesnake Mountain CrossFit wants to help support this great charity in 2 ways: It doesn’t take much but a heart for kids to make a difference. So sign up for the CHOOSE HOPE event at WodRocket.com  (or visit rmxfit.com for sign up link) to participate in the benefit workout and festivities to help us raise money for RMHC. All...

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