Applebee’s Raises $6,625 For Assist The Officer Foundation

August 15, 2016

On Wednesday, August 10 the 68 Applebee’s restaurants in Texas committed to donate 100% of the Dollarita sales to The Assist The Officer Foundation, a 501c(3) organization which provides financial assistance to officers who are facing the loss of income due to a serious injury, life-threatening illness or other catastrophic event.   Sales from the $1 margarita raised $6,625 for this great foundation. “Giving back to our communities is a huge part of what Applebee’s is all about, and in Texas we want to show the men and women who protect our communities how much we appreciate what they do for us every single day,” said Chris Dharod, Chief Operating Officer of Apple Texas Group, a Franchisee of Applebee’s, The $1 margarita is available at all 68 Applebee’s restaurants in DFW, Houston, Austin, East Texas, Waco and surrounding areas.  Dallas-based Apple Texas and Apple Houston are licensed franchisees...

GCREATE EXPANDS BROOKLYN 3D PRINTER MANUFACTURING TO MORE THAN TRIPLE PREVIOUS SPACE

August 17, 2016

, the Brooklyn-based manufacturers of the popular gMax 3D Printer series, are excited to announce the expansion of their operations to a headquarters that more than triples their previous space. While gCreate began out of the living room of founders Gordon LaPlante and Anna Lee after a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign, the company had been operating out of Industry City, Brooklyn since summer 2014.  The expansion to Bushwick, a rapidly growing, street art covered tech hub in the North Brooklyn Industrial Zone, will allow the company to keep up with the continuously increasing demand for their products and services. gCreate is solidly on track to break 300% YOY revenue from 2015 to 2016.  gCreate proudly manufactures, assembles, tests, and ships all of their gMax 3D printers in-house and the larger space will allow for increased efficiency, a strategic hiring initiative, and an additional focus on...

Adrienne Handley selected as "Top Finance Director of the Year" for 2016 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)!

August 16, 2016

Adrienne Handley, Finance Director with Medical Center Healthcare Systems-FHC, was selected as "Top Finance Director of the Year" for 2016-2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).  While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. With over 15 years of professional experience in the financial and healthcare field, Adrienne has certainly proved herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the industry. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, she...

NEW CONSULTING COMPANY OFFERS INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO HEALTHCARE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

August 15, 2016

Heka Consulting, LLC was founded by Dr. Kristy Taylor, to provide professional development and basic skills training for current and aspiring healthcare professionals.  Dr. Taylor is a military veteran with over 14 years of experience in healthcare education.   Why is healthcare training and professional development so important?  According to the Rand Corporation, a non-profit public policy research firm:  “Education and training can play a significant role in determining health care professionals' proficiency with the most recent interventions and technologies.” Heka Consulting, LLC provides training online and onsite via the Heka Academy.   Phase I of the company’s launch includes offering a variety of online webinar courses and on-site training for high demand areas in healthcare. The Heka Academy is currently offering the Heka Healthcare Fundamentals Series (HAHFS) training.  HAHFS courses provide...

ICMediaDirect - Reputation Management - IC Media Direct Provides Expertise On Ways to Recover From Negative Online Reviews

August 15, 2016

According to data suggesting that will think twice about buying from a company with unfavorable feedback, a leading PR and reputation management firm, reveals that negative reviews can have a direct financial effect on businesses. With another survey showing that 9 out of 10 people say they take 'very seriously,' the agency has responded by providing advice on how companies can recover after receiving negative feedback online. See your Online Reputation Report now, by visiting has built an outstanding track record in efficient reputation control, having enhanced the brand image of Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, politicians, and athletes. The agency uses a clear strategy for diminishing the unwanted impact of criticism. First, determine if a comment is legitimate. Some information spread online is created by competing brands. The best course of action for this scenario is to request to have the review removed citing its unlikely...


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100m Sprint Olympic Semi-Finalist Kemarley Brown’s Windy Road Goes Through California

January 01, 1970

For the last 6 weeks, in a small space in my kitchen, I have hosted an 100m sprint Olympic semi-finalist by the name of Kemarley Brown. When Kemarley suddenly decided to return to Oakland and train with me, his former junior college coach, the kitchen is where we built his Ikea day bed and rekindled our shared vision. Back in the 2014 at the California Community College State Championship, Kemarley ran the 100m in 9.93 seconds becoming the USA's national community college record holder while representing our school, Merritt College. Not only is Kemarley the only community college athlete to break the 10 second barrier in a wind legal race but the 9.93 stands as the 3rd fastest wind legal time in history for all colleges in the United States (that's right, NCAA DI programs too). To top it off, on that day the 9.93 was the fastest time in the world for the season up to that point. The USA's Justin Gatlin went 1/100th better the next day and...

AWARD WINNING SUPERHEROINE ACTION SHORT FILM SWOOPS IN AT THE MARTIALCON FILM FESTIVAL

August 14, 2016

A few years ago, superheroine movies were scarcely being produced. The same could be said about feature films and TV shows that featured a latino or latina in a lead role. So Ralph Henriquez, the CEO of HenryQ Productions LLC, decided to combine the two to create his own superheroine of hispanic descent for a TV show, feature film or animated series. Her name is FUERZA, (pronouced Foo-where-sah), which stands for strength or power in spanish. In 2011, Ralph wrote, directed and produced his first short action film featuring FUERZA, starring JESSICA MAS in the lead role, which is the story of a superheroine who uses her incredible strength and power against galactic entities threatening to overtake the Earth as their own feeding grounds. Over the next four years, the project remained in post production until February of 2015 when the short film was finally completed to be submitted to film festivals. Since then, FUERZA has been selected to numerous festivals and has won THREE awards including...

Kay Sanders Coaching Launches the Virtual Summit Academy to Help Entrepreneurs Jumpstart Their Business

August 23, 2016

Kay Sanders helps business owners to grow their business by launching her latest program, the Virtual Summit Academy. Most people aren’t able to land up in the job they would want to do, as they aren’t able to unlock and utilize their business potential. Or even if one has started out with a new venture, there’s struggle in locating new clients and thus generating the income that one desires. For the ones that feel and believe that they could do much more and take a quantum leap in their business Kay Sanders has come up with her brand new virtual summit program called the Virtual Summit Academy that will help entrepreneurs and start-ups to be known as an expert and leader in their industry and also increase their business in a productive manner. Being a coach on business strategies Kay Sanders has formulated this virtual summit academy with utmost dedication and care, so that she can provide practical, smart and time-tested strategies that would...

Marcus Hiles’ Dallas Properties Provide Affordable Luxury to Renters

August 16, 2016

based Western Rim Property Services has become the authority on luxury rentals in Texas, due to its reputation for building attractive and affordable homes. Since its founding in 1990, the driving force behind the development company has been Hiles’ vision to provide exclusive amenities and elegant design at competitive prices, a formula behind the creation of more than 15,000 magnificently built upmarket homes across the Lone Star state. From the resort-style character of the Mansion brand townhomes to the spacious and contemporary apartments of the Towers developments, Hiles’ rental properties are unmatched in style, quality, convenience and value. Within close proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, developments occupy expansive areas of natural beauty in the towns of Aubrey, Frisco, and Sachse. Those who call the Estates 3Eighty in Aubrey home take full advantage of the community’s scenic location, enjoying its on-site park, jogging trail and swimming...

Marcus Hiles Founder of Western Rim Property Services Brings Elegance to Eco-Friendly Living

August 15, 2016

To the Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, sophisticated design and ecologically responsible housing are mutually important. The innovative real estate developer who singlehandedly altered the Texas real estate market with his creation of luxury apartments and townhomes has maintained the highest standards for protecting the environment. With upscale rentals that are seamlessly integrated into the natural landscape, utilizing sustainably minded building practices and featuring state-of-the-art, energy-efficient amenities; has made elegance eco-friendly. In all of the communities built and managed by throughout the Lone Star state, residents enjoy resort-style living and upgraded conveniences. From the rich wood and Italian marble flooring to the cooling radiant barrier roofing in the attics of Western Rim’s Estates, Towers and Mansions brand properties, lavish interiors and green construction go hand in hand. The striking design of extra-tall, dual pane...

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