Local Pet-Owner Wants to Bring Indoor Dog Park to New Hampshire

Facility would provide exercise area, training and pet-training supplies. Jenn Grassi has launched an indiegogo campaign to support the project.

Rochester, NH (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

One day Jenn Grassi decided to look for an indoor play area for her dog. She searched for several hours and couldn’t find one anywhere in the state.

“I found this shocking because the weather here in New Hampshire can be very unpredictable,” Grassi said. “We have long, cold, snowy winters and some of the summer days are hot and humid. I need a place where my dog can run around.”

The solution is Zoom Room, a franchise that operates in 21 cities around the country. Zoom Room facilities provide dog-owners with an indoor hangout for their pets as well pet training and a retail shop that carries the latest eco-friendly training products. It’s also a place where dog-owners can socialize.

Grassi would very much like to bring a Zoom Room franchise to New Hampshire.

“I have a passion for animals, dogs in particular,” she said. “Having a career that involves working with dogs has been a dream of mine for quite some time. I have the drive, the passion, and the willingness to put in the hard work that is involved in building a successful business.”

What she doesn’t have is the start-up capital. Grassi estimates that she’ll need about $135,000 for franchising fees, a building lease, insurance, training products and other expenses.

In order to generate this funding, she has launched an Indiegogo campaign, which can viewed at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bring-zoom-room-to-new-hampshire.

Donations of any amount are welcome. For a $50 contribution, backers will receive two free group classes and a dog evaluation. For $300, contributors can sign up their dogs for two six-week training workshops. A $1,000 pledge gets the dog-owner one year of free group training sessions.

“As the pet service industry continues to grow and the popularity of dog training grows, my Zoom Room will give the people in my area a place to get their pets the training and exercise they need for a healthy lifestyle,” Grassi said. “This will be a great thing for the community and provide a much-needed service where nothing of this kind is available.”

For additional information, visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bring-zoom-room-to-new-hampshire or the Zoom Room website, http://www.zoomroomonline.com.

Grassi can be reached directly at jenn.grassi(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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Thomas Exchange Global Offers Competitive Exchange Rates for Chinese Yuan as UK Refunds Chinese Tourist’s Visit Visa Fees

UK initiated a new arrangement of refunding visa fee of Chinese tourists to attract high spending visitors to UK and to be competitive compared to Schengen Zone’s visa procedures. In light of this refund, Thomas Exchange Global will offer the most competitive exchange rates for Chinese Yuan

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 24 October 2014

The United Kingdom has announced the plans to refund visa costs of Chinese tourists in an attempt to boost the inbound tourist arrivals to the country, “Global Travel Industry News” reported on 17th September 2014. The report further stated that the visa refund will apply to Chinese tourists arriving in organised tour groups and expect to gain an economic benefit of over £13 million in the retail and travel sector. Thomas Exchange Global will be offering competitive exchange rates for these Chinese tourists for the Chinese Yuan.

“Chinese group tourists are high spending shoppers and there is a global competition to attract them. The proposed visa refund is a positive move for the UK to be competitive and attract more tourists,” stated Trevor Samuel, the marketing manager at Thomas Exchange Global Ltd.

Despite the cost involved in obtaining visas, Chinese tourist arrival to the UK increased by 10% in 2013 while visitors spent nearly £500 million pounds.

“The Chinese tourist market is ever growing and the UK needs to be competitive to attract them. As such, we offer the most competitive exchange rates for Chinese Yuan, facilitating the visitors to shop, dine and wine in London at ease,” Samuel continued.

In addition to Chinese Yuan, Thomas Exchange Global offers competitive exchange rates for other Eastern Asian currencies such as Hong Kong Dollars, Vietnamese Dong, and South Korean Won.

About Thomas Exchange Global

As dedicated foreign exchange specialists, Thomas Exchange Global has the professional expertise, in depth market knowledge, technological infrastructure and commitment to provide an unprecedented level of service that sets the standard in the foreign exchange industry. They are specialists in all areas of foreign exchange. They provide commission free currency as well as travellers cheques.

Thomas Exchange Global also offers International Money Transfer Service where funds can be remitted to overseas bank accounts within one to two days. With commission free service for transfers over £10,000 backed by competitive exchange rates, customers are assured of a better deal and a substantial saving compared to banks and money brokers.

Thomas Exchange Global branches are located at Strand, Victoria Street, Liverpool Street, Hammersmith, Cannon Street , Wormwood Street and Richmond.

For further details visit http://www.thomasexchangeglobal.co.uk or call 020 7240 1214.

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Philip Sorgen Retraces Journey of His Life in New Book

‘Dead Man Talking… and talking… and talking’ will make readers learn about life, love, laughter.

Jericho, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

Philip Sorgen has been retired for 14 years and spends his time reading, writing, and playing the piano and tennis. He wanted to leave a legacy for his children and grandchildren. Thus, in “Dead Man Talking… and talking… and talking,” (published by Xlibris) Sorgen retraces the journey of his life that brought him to where he is today.

The author is not really dead—it is just that since he received his poetic license, he has been dying to use it. This book is about the story of his life. He is an ordinary person whose life is filled with humorous events as well as several travelogues.

He has been an actuarial trainee at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, ranked as SP4 in the U.S. Army Reserve and then for 34 rewarding years, a mathematics teacher at Great Neck North High School in New York. He plays the piano by ear, composes music and suffers from tennis elbow, which is for him a lot less severe than tennis balls.

“I believe this book is a good solid read and a page turner. My writing is informal and I tell it like it was. People may find my life interesting and perhaps informative,” says the author.

“Dead Man Talking… and talking… and talking” will make readers learn about life, love and laughter.

Dead Man Talking… and talking… and talking

By Philip Sorgen

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 814 pages | ISBN 9781499048674

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 814 pages | ISBN 9781499048681

E-Book | 814 pages | ISBN 9781499048643

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Philip Sorgen lives with Carole, his wife of fifty years, in Jericho, NY. He has two children Melissa O’Malia and Daniel Sorgen, and three grandchildren, Jasmine, Noah and Jessica.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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Full Tilt Fashion Show Rocks Blu at the W, Formula 1, Saturday, November 1

Style in the Fast Line Celebrates F1™; Third Show Bigger, Better Than Ever; Tickets Available Now

Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

The Full Tilt fashion show will again be a highlight of the Formula 1 activities in Austin Texas. Held on Saturday night, November 1, Full Tilt is part of the 2 day Blu at the W experience that happens each F1 weekend. Full Tilt showcases designers in a full production, fashion-week quality runway show, where Formula 1 and Fashion collide. Tickets are still available, starting at $125 and can be purchased at http://www.fulltiltaustin.com/tickets/4569557265. Full VIP packages are available as well, at $300 and $450. For more, see http://fulltiltaustin.com/

Full Tilt is a high octane fashion show featuring globally recognized and talented designers held Saturday, November 1 at the W Austin Hotel. Doors open at 6 pm with cocktails and VIP Lounge hosted by legendary McIntosh Audio featuring a W tasting menu and open bar. VIPs will also enjoy front row or lounge seating with wait staff service. The show begins at 7 pm with an after party at 8 pm to mix and mingle with designers and models. There will also be a pop up shop on the W Terrace. Last year’s Full Tilt was a sell out, so buy tickets now.

Created by Austin local fashion designer and businesswoman, Linda Asaf, Full Tilt is now in its third year. Asaf will feature her new resort and swimwear line. Others featured include:

  •     Project Runway designer, Daniel Esquivel who will be showing his new line ‘Love Never Dies’ which is inspired by music from the streets of New York & Berlin.
  •     Midi Soliz, designer to the stars who and has dressed Jessica Alba, MIA, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Lana Del Ray, Kanye West. Soliz will be debuting her new women’s apparel line, Black Cross.
  •     Byron Lars Beauty Mark will preview his Spring Collection, and show his retro yet futuristic designs with body- conscious silhouettes. Presented by The Garden Room.
  •     League of Rebels will show their epic menswear for the modern-day gentleman
  •     The Alpinestars collection finds its roots in all that is motorsports
  •     LURE boutique will present beautiful designs by Fontanella, Morena Rosa and Moikana from Brazil.
  •     Fleur De Nuit will show its luxury lingerie

This year will also include Hatbox presenting hats by Phillipe Urban, as well as Texas Outlaw and Lisa Lecroy shoes and boots. Jewelry by Lauren Checchio and Sikara will also be highlighted. Jose Luis Salon returns to do hair and make up for models.

Emcees for the night include Holly Mills-Gardner and Christian Ramirez. Mills-Gardner is a former Miss Texas USA and TV personality of The Austin Beat on the CW and SpeedCity. Ramirez has more than 12 years in Fashion and TV, where he has been a leading celebrity wardrobe stylist for numerous awards shows such as the Latin Billboard awards and Latin Grammys. In 2013 Ramirez joined Telemundo-NBC as the Lead Fashion Reporter for the morning show “Un Nuevo Dia.” This year’s Full Tilt also includes such fun new features as “Text to Buy,” where attendees can purchase items seen on the runway. Follow Full Tilt on twitter and instagram @FullTiltAustin

Linda Asaf is in the middle of a big year in fashion, in Texas and beyond, bringing back Full Tilt, but also opening Design Lab, a concept boutique of all and only Texas Designers, opened this summer at Oasis, Texas. The 3,000 square foot store is a showcase for a highly curated yet diverse variety of Texas-based fashion designers who are at the top of their game. Currently 30+ designers, including Asaf, Daniel Esquivel , League of Rebels, and Midi Soliz appear at Design Lab. See http://www.designlabaustin.com for more.

Full Tilt is a production of Formula VIP Events and Blu at the W, an exclusive VIP entertainment experience held each year during Formula 1 race weekend in Austin, Texas. Blu at the W nightclub brings together a unique high end set of events including entertainment, music, libations and gourmet food, highlighted by the Full Tilt fashion show, during the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix race weekend, October 31st & November 1st. For details and a full schedule, please visit http://www.bluatthew.com

Full Tilt thanks the following sponsors who help make this event happen: Austin Fashion Week, Austin Monthly, Austin Tidbits, Blu at the W, Design Lab, Formula 1 VIP Events, the Garden Room, GH Mumm, GoPro, Jose Luis, Lure, McIntosh, Rebecca Creek Whiskey, Red Bull, Secession Entertainment, Vetta Magazine.

For tickets, go to: http://www.fulltiltaustin.com/tickets/4569557265

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The Planned Development and Launch of an Advanced Robot to Use for Monitoring and Saving the Tigers

Aveneesh Mathur devises a robot to monitor and save the vanishing tigers
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Remote Counsel and eDepoze Announce Partnership to Create the Legal Industry’s Best-in-Class Remote Participation Experience

Through their technology partnership, Remote Counsel and eDepoze will offer court reporters and their attorney clients the most comprehensive and robust remote participation experience for depositions in the industry.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

Remote Counsel, the leading provider for remote participation in depositions and the courthouse, and eDepoze, the leading market innovator for paperless deposition solutions, announced today a partnership to integrate technology platforms and create the most robust remote participation capabilities for depositions in the market.

Remote Counsel will add eDepoze’s electronic exhibit platform into its court reporter case management platform to offer attorneys a complete remote participation experience. Similarly, eDepoze will integrate Remote Counsel’s streaming solution to offer its customers a more complete experience. Both integrations will be available by the end of the year.

By combining Remote Counsel’s extensive remote participation features, including video conferencing and video streaming, realtime transcript streaming, and private group chat, with eDepoze’s end-to-end electronic exhibit solution, attorneys and remote participants are able to fully participate in depositions like they are in the conference room. The combined offering also reduces deposition costs by minimizing travel, printing, and shipping costs.

“To offer an end-to-end deposition management platform, we knew we needed to add electronic exhibit features,” says Andrew Feinberg, CEO of Courtroom Connect, Remote Counsel’s parent company. “When we began investigating options, it quickly became clear that eDepoze has the most innovative and comprehensive solution for paperless depositions in the market.”

“Depositions are changing as attorneys demand new services from court reporters,” says Shawn Kennedy, CEO of eDepoze. “This partnership brings court reporters new options from two companies with proven track records in delivering the new services attorneys are demanding. We are especially excited to work with Remote Counsel given its industry-leading text streaming service and exceptional track record of delivering integrated solutions to court reporters.”

By the end of the year, Remote Counsel and eDepoze will have an initial integration complete, which will allow attorneys to participate using either platform to use both services at the same time. Attorneys should ask their court reporters how to get started, and court reporters should contact Remote Counsel or eDepoze to implement the service.

About Remote Counsel:

Remote Counsel provides the most comprehensive legal technology platform in the industry. Since 1996, Remote Counsel’s products and services are used by hundreds of court reporters and other litigation service providers to allow for remote participation in depositions, courtroom proceedings, jury research, and other legal events. Remote Counsel, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a division of Courtroom Connect. Courtroom Connect creates technology solutions and online platforms for legal and financial professionals, focusing on expanding access to legal events.

About eDepoze, LLC:

eDepoze, LLC is a cloud computing company whose flagship product, eDepoze, is a powerful, yet easy-to-use cloud-based deposition software system-with an iPad or web browser interface-that delivers the convenience, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a paperless deposition while mirroring the tried-and-true deposition process that litigators have used for decades. eDepoze, LLC is headquartered in Irvine, CA. For more information, please visit eDepoze.com.

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Contacts:

Bryan Danilovich

For Remote Counsel

(877) 838-9067 ext 15

bryan(at)courtroomconnect.com

Ashley Allman

For eDepoze, LLC

206.390.8731

ashleymarieallman(at)gmail.com

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2014 Beacon Award Finalists Announced by Saugatuck

Six finalists selected as digital business innovators; winners to be announced Nov. 12 in NYC

Westport, CT (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

Six firms have been selected as finalists for the 2014 Beacon Awards, presented annually by research consultancy Saugatuck Technology to recognize innovation and improvement in digital business through the advanced use of IT.  The award winners, who will be chosen from these finalists, will be presented during Saugatuck’s annual Cloud Business Summit event, to be held on November 12, 2014 at the Yale Club in New York City. 

“The rapid global expansion and integration of Cloud for business advantage has helped to catalyze a global shift toward Digital Business – a core theme for this year’s Cloud Business Summit, and the focus of the 2014 Beacon Awards for business excellence. The Beacon Awards are our way of recognizing and promoting the range of digital business transformation, along with bottom-line improvements, that real firms are achieving right now,” stated Saugatuck founder and CEO Bill McNee. 

The winning firms will be selected from the following six finalists for this year’s Beacon Awards (listed in alphabetical order): 

  • InsideTrack, an educational coaching/services provider which went from a custom-built application stack for its core systems, to a Cloud-based platform that can be built out without developers having to manage the whole stack, helping IT to be more nimble and dynamic in meeting business needs – along with an average 15 percent increase in graduation rates across client institutions, and 5 percent budget reduction in external developer resources.
  • Johnson & Johnson, for its “sandbox”-driven, “skunkworks”-style comprehensive development and business improvement operations that enabled new opportunities, new business, reduced costs, and an improved ability to innovate in everything from product development to sales to customer support.
  • MFG.com, which has utilized Cloud and related technologies to improve and expand global service availability and improve regulatory compliance, including ITAR and SOC 2 compliance, while reducing operating costs by as much as 30 percent, and cutting down internal resources dedicated to compliance and security by half.  
  • MSC Industrial Supply, for utilizing data mining from its business network to not only improve its own supply chain, forecasting, and purchasing, but leveraging that ability to help customers, and even suppliers run their businesses better.
  • Post Holdings, for its Cloud-based financial consolidation and reporting efforts, which enabled best-in-class Finance management capability rapidly and cost effectively, while clearly demonstrating that Finance organizations can embrace Cloud without compromise.
  • Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, for its innovative use of hybridized, two-tier business management software to enable measurable, global standardization and improvement of business management, from interfaces, apps, and data, to reporting, localized compliance, resource management, and customer support, from headquarters down through the smallest, resource-constrained remote offices.

“We are proud to recognize not only these terrific finalists, but all of the firms that were nominated for our inaugural Beacon Awards. It’s a tremendous feeling to see the broad and deep ranges of business and IT innovation being developed and deployed to create and improve enterprises, processes, ways of doing business, and even new business opportunities – it’s what our Cloud Business Summit is all about,” added McNee.  

About Saugatuck Technology 

Saugatuck Technology, Inc. provides subscription research and management consulting services focused on the key market trends and disruptive technologies driving change in enterprise IT, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Infrastructure, Social Computing, Mobility and Advanced Analytics, among others. Founded in 1999, Saugatuck is headquartered in Westport, CT, with presence in metro Boston, Silicon Valley, and Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.saugatucktechnology.com, or call +1.203.454.3900. 

To request a briefing with our analysts, contact: chris.macgregor(at)saugatucktechnology(dot)com.

About The Beacon Awards

Saugatuck Technology founded the Beacon Awards in 2012 to recognize outstanding business and IT innovation through the use of such advanced technologies as Cloud, mobility, social / collaborative IT, and advanced analytics. All nominated companies receive a thorough review and assessment by seasoned industry analysts from Saugatuck Technology.  

For more information, go to http://cloudbusinesssummit.com/beacon-awards.html 

About the 2014 Cloud Business Summit

The Cloud Business Summit, to be held on November 12, 2012 at the Yale Club in New York City, is a one-day executive forum that brings together large enterprise CIOs, CTOs and senior business leaders from across a wide range of industries to explore how they can and are realizing value from the Business Cloud. To learn more about the Cloud Business Summit, go to http://www.cloudbusinesssummit.com, or contact Chris MacGregor from Saugatuck Technology at +1.203.454.3900 or via email at chris.macgregor(at)saugatucktechnology(dot)com.

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222 Sports Launch New mini-Club SWIMTAG

Bath based tech firm release new product to help swimming pools increase participation in swimming.

Bath, England (PRWEB UK) 24 October 2014

222 Sports are delighted to announce the launch of their new mini-Club SWIMTAG system.

Since bringing the original Club SWIMTAG system to market, SWIMTAG has been installed in 75 pools in the UK and 5 in Europe and Scandinavia.

The new mini-Club SWIMTAG has been designed as a budget alternative to the Club SWIMTAG system and means that every swimming pool can now inspire their members with this new technology.

The new mini-Club SWIMTAG has five docking bays rather than ten and comes with five wristbands as standard. It’s as quick and easy to install as a printer and available on a range of low cost payment options to suit every budget.

222 Sports Managing Director Kieran Sloyan said “We’ve had a tremendous amount of success with our Club SWIMTAG system and we are on course to install SWIMTAG into our 100th pool before the end of the year. We are particularly pleased with the success our current pools have had using SWIMTAG to increase adult participation in swimming. We want this trend to continue so we have created the mini-Dock to bring SWIMTAG to an affordable price for smaller community pools, school pools and any other pool operating with a tight budget.”

About SWIMTAG

SWIMTAG is the ultimate training aid for swimmers which counts lengths and strokes, tells users how fast they have swum each length and gives them lots of other great stats like calories burned, distance per stroke. Users can compete with other swimmers, post details of their swim on Facebook and even take part in challenges like swimming the English channel in the comfort of their local pool.

SWIMTAG is unique because it is the only swim tracking system that is sold directly to pools, making it free at the point of use in all health clubs and leisure centres.

The development of SWIMTAG started in 2009 and the first systems were sold in early 2012. The number of pools with SWIMTAG has been growing steadily ever since with major players in the fitness industry such as Places for People Leisure and Virgin Active using SWIMTAG at multiple sites.

SWIMTAG data can be imported to other fitness tracking systems like the Technogym mywellness cloud and MYZONE accounts.

All the major components of SWIMTAG are designed and manufactured in the UK.

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Online Rewards Website, instaGC.com, Has Rewarded Over 300,000+ Individual Instant Gift Cards

As instaGC.com has rewarded thousands of individual gift cards over the past few years; trust and member activity surges. On October 1, 2014 instaGC officially launched its holiday bonus program.

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

For those looking for an extra boost or free gift cards this holiday season, or any time, look no further. On October 1, 2014 instaGC officially launched its holiday bonus program. http://www.instaGC.com is an online rewards website, free to join and use, that offers instant gift cards as rewards (or checks to those who do not want gift cards). Members can complete all sorts of various tasks for points which can then be redeemed for the reward of their choice. Offering instant rewards to over 130 retailers such as Amazon.com, eBay, Etsy, Papa John’s, Target, and Walmart; there is virtually something for everyone for every occasion.

From tasks as simple as watching videos, or opening up a webpage, to qualifying for and participating in daily surveys, there is an opportunity for everyone to earn; no matter their age (13+ years old only), occupation, or livelihood.

Helpful guides and an interactive tour will walk new members through the process of completing tasks and earning points. There is a live chat where helpful moderators and seasoned members can assist newcomers with any questions that arise. If needed, a stellar customer service department is ready to assist your every need with response times like no other.

Various bonus programs and sports contests exist to help make the atmosphere more enjoyable and fun. Members who are most active throughout a given day have the best chance at winning bonus points.

The holiday bonus program is icing on the cake for instaGC. All members have the potential to earn up to a 10% bonus of what they earn during the program period of October 1 through December 31, 2014. The promotion may be extended, but at this time it is set to end at the end of the year. Individually, by completing various goals such as complete 50 offers or refer 5 friends, members can earn up to their 10% bonus.

Comments such as “instaGC saved my Christmas” and “instaGC made Christmas possible for my family this year” spill out of the chatbox as the holiday bonus program rolls on.

One of the things that makes instaGC stand out is the instant, on screen, no wait gift card redemption. As the owner of instaGC has said, “We are an IGC (instant gift card) site, not a GPT (get paid to site) like some of our competitors try to compare us to.” Other reward programs make you wait several days or weeks to receive your rewards, but there is no wait at instaGC. “We strive to provide a streamlined method for everyone to earn extra rewards in their spare time. We want this process to be smooth and easy so that is why we created the instant gift card process.”

About instaGC

instaGC, created by Day Online Solutions, LLC in February 2011, is the #1 rewards program offering instant gift card redemptions. To date, instaGC has rewarded over 301,000+ individual instant gift cards to its members with an expectation of reaching the 1,000,000 mark by the end of 2015. Day Online Solutions, LLC has been in operation since October 2007, BBB accredited, member of Inc.5000 in 2012 and 2013, and also has created a fraud protection site called ProxStop.com.

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Express Kitchens among ICIC and FORTUNE’s Inner City 100 winners

Annual ranking showcases the 100 fastest-growing urban businesses in America.

Hartford, CT (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and FORTUNE announced that Express Kitchens was selected for the 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the United States. Ranking #4 in the Retail category with a 172% gross growth rate over the last five years, Express Kitchens has been in business since 2002. They are the largest kitchen cabinet supplier and countertop manufacturer in Connecticut with over 5000 kitchens already installed. Providing free 3D design services coupled with almost limitless kitchen cabinet styles, customization features and accessories, Express Kitchens has grown rapidly in over ten years of operation. Per Max Kothari, CEO, “we are a family owned and operated business — we are one of the largest cabinet suppliers in Connecticut, supplying the entire Northeast market. Producing and assembling our own cabinet line including laminate and granite counter-tops allows Express Kitchens to pass along savings to customers with monthly store wide promotions as well.” With current locations in Hartford, Newington, Waterbury, Hamden, Orange, Brookfield, CT and West Springfield, MA, Express Kitchens will be opening three new showrooms within the next year. Express Kitchens, having now close to 100 employees, increasingly competes with industry titans Home Depot and Lowe’s on service and quality, reported 2013 revenues of over $14.5 million.

This year, for the first time in the list’s 16-year history, the Inner City 100 consists of 10 fast-growing businesses from 10 industry categories. The 10 industry categories are: Construction; Manufacturing; Professional Services; Food and Beverage; Retail; Media and Communications; Software and Information Technology; Transportation and Logistics; Healthcare and Biotechnology; and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation. Applicants ranked according to revenue growth against their industry peers, as well as overall. Express Kitchens ranked 67th overall on the list of 100. The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city businesses and their CEOs as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America’s urban communities.

The 2014 Inner City 100 winners represent a wide span of geography, hailing from 53 cities and 23 states. The winners grew at an average compound annual growth rate of 39 percent and an average gross growth rate of 336 percent between 2009 and 2013. Collectively, the top 100 inner city businesses employ 8,276 people and have created 5,119 new jobs between 2009 and 2013. Not only are the winners powerful job creators in their communities, they also help develop their employees – 73% provide business skills training and 69% provide professional development training to all full-time employees.

“It’s important to recognize businesses like Express Kitchens that are truly driving economic growth and job creation and America’s urban cores,” said Matt Camp, President, ICIC. “We believe that inner cities hold unique competitive advantages for business and the success of these firms underscores that market opportunity.”

Link to Fortune magazine article: http://fortune.com/inner-city-100

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