GBH Announces Selection to INSIDE Public Accounting’s Best of the Best Firms List for 2014


GBH CPAs, PC has been selected by INSIDE Public Accounting as one of the 10 accounting firms that received top honors as Best of the Best Under $5 Million.

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

GBH CPAs, PC announced today that the firm has been selected by INSIDE Public Accounting as one of the 10 accounting firms that received top honors as Best of the Best Under $5 Million for 2014, recognizing overall superior financial and operational performance on more than 70 IPA criteria.

The IPA Best of the Best Under $5 Million firms deliver a unique set of performance metrics achieved through maneuvering their firms towards exceptional performance. Unlike their large firm counterparts, Best of the Best Under $5 Million earned this distinction with notably fewer resources available to still deliver exceptional client service, commitment to training, unique benefits for both staff and clients, and specialized client focus.

Jeff Houston, Shareholder and CEO, stated, "We are proud of what our team has accomplished in building GBH into a highly regarded CPA firm in the country. This recognition is a testament to the entire group of professionals in our organization and the willingness of all employees and shareholders to deliver continuous excellence to our clients. We live our values and create a culture of providing exceptional client service all the time. The dedication and work ethic that we see from our employees demonstrate how well those values are guiding and rewarding us as a firm. With the merger that we completed earlier this year and our organic growth, we have doubled the size of our practice. We continue to be well positioned for double-digit annual growth to meet our clients' expanding needs."

“The IPA Best of the Best Under $5 Million have figured out early how to excel as a high- performance firm in a vast competitive marketplace,” says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of the accounting trade publication, INSIDE Public Accounting. “Each firm demonstrates the right combination of vision, planning, training, and execution to deliver superior performance,” he says.

“The success of the Best of the Best Under $5 Million is really quite exceptional, and is a tribute to their leadership and staff. Their enviable performance provides a model to others to better understand and implement winning strategies to run a more successful firm,” says Kelly Platt, publisher of INSIDE Public Accounting. “We salute all Best of the Best Under $5 Million firms and are proud to bestow this honor upon them from INSIDE Public Accounting,” she concludes.

A full list of the 2014 IPA Best of the Best firms, those over $5 million in revenues, and the Best of the Best Under $5 Million can be found at:http://insidepublicaccounting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/INSIDE-Public-Accounting_2014-Best-of-the-Best.pdf

About GBH CPAs, PC

GBH CPAs, PC (http://www.gbhcpas.com), a leading Houston accounting firm, provides comprehensive audit, tax, advisory and valuation services (including ESOPs) to publicly and privately held companies in bio-tech, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, mining, non-profit, professional services and technology markets. GBH is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ("PCAOB") and the Canadian Public Accountability Board ("CPAB") and is a member of the AICPA Center for Audit Quality and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. GBH was selected by INSIDE Public Accounting to the Best of the Best Firms list for 2014, 2013 and 2012 and an All-Star Firm for 2013, 2012 and 2011. GBH was selected by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston's FAST 100 Growing Companies for 2012. GBH was selected as one of Houston's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2014, 2013 and 2012. GBH was selected by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston's Best Places to Work for 2012, 2010 and 2008 and selected by Accounting Today as one of the 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 Best Accounting Firms to Work for.

GBH is a member of Kreston International (http://www.kreston.com), a global network of independent accounting firms. Founded in 1971 Kreston offers reliable and convenient access to quality services through member firms located around the globe. Currently ranking as the 13th largest accounting network in the world, Kreston now covers 105 countries with 700 offices providing a resource of over 21,000 professional and support staff. Each of the member firms of Kreston is a separate independent legal entity and as such has no liability for the acts or omissions of any other member firm.

About The Platt Group and INSIDE Public Accounting

INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), founded in 1987, is published by The Platt Group. The Platt Group publishes both the award-winning INSIDE Public Accounting newsletter and the award-winning National Benchmarking Report. The Platt Group also advises, consults and helps firms move to a more successful level. The Platt Group works with managing partners, CFOs and thought leaders across the nation to provide practical ideas, benchmarking data and information to take firms to the next level of improvement.

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HIMS Inc. to Visit 6 Cities in 3 Weeks to Demonstrate Life-changing Assistive Technology Products for the Blind and Visually Impaired

HIMS Inc. will kick off a 3-week road trip this week to bring real-life, hands-on demonstrations of their popular products for low vision and blindness directly to the people that need them.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

Assistive technology specialists from HIMS Inc. head out this week to Toronto, Canada for the CNIB National Braille Conference, the first of 6 stops on a 3-week, 2-country hands-on, try-it-out tour with their newest assistive technology products for people who are blind or who have low vision due to aging and/or life-long eye conditions. In total, the company will meet with and present to 1,000s of rehab and assistive technology professionals including teachers of the visually impaired (TVI’s) and occupational therapists (OT’s) as well as parents and caregivers, and visually impaired students and professionals themselves.

The stops planned for this trip include private demonstrations at schools and workplaces as well as public showings at the following highly regarded annual conferences:

CNIB National Braille Conference

Toronto, Canada | October 30 – 31, 2014

Ohio AER State Conference

Dublin, OH | November 3 – 4, 2014

PaTTAN AT Expo

Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, King of Prussia, PA | November 11 – 13, 2014

VRATE Vision Rehab & AT Expo

Phoenix, AZ | November 7, 2014

Arizona AER State Conference

Sedona, AZ | November 13-14, 2014

Lone Star BLAST

Austin, TX | November 18, 2014

The technology products that will be demonstrated include:

CANDY 5 HD Handheld Video Magnifier – A handheld magnification device that magnifies from 1x – 22x and can change the text and background colors of reading materials to make text clearer to people with different eye conditions (think electronic magnifying glass).

E-bot ADV & PRO iPad Compatible Portable Video Magnifiers with OCR – All-in-one reading, writing and distance magnification products for those with low vision that can magnify images or reading material directly under the camera or across the room. It also has OCR built-in so it can read things aloud such as mail, magazines, textbooks and more. E-bot can connect and display magnified images onto an iPad, Android Tablet, laptop PC, standalone monitor or HDMI-enabled television.

Blaze EZ Multi-Player with OCR Text-to-speech – A digital talking book player with support for music, radio, Wi-Fi and PRINTED MATERIALS via built-in camera and OCR text-to-speech. (It’s sort of like an iPod for the Blind but with special controls for navigating and bookmarking specially formatted digital books and near-instant access to printed materials.)

Braille Sense U2 Braille Notetaker – A tablet-like computer for the blind with refreshable Braille cells and tactile keyboard instead of a touch screen. The latest update for this device includes more blind-friendly versions of popular programs such as Microsoft® Excel™ and PowerPoint™, Dropbox™, YouTube™, Twitter™, Facebook™ and more that have largely been inaccessible or cumbersome for blind computer users until very recently.

http://hims-inc.com/products/braille-edge-40/Braille EDGE 40 Braille Display – A keyboard/monitor alternative for the blind that has refreshable Braille cells and an 8-button (Perkins-style) keyboard that corresponds to the 8-cells needed to create Braille text. This versatile tool can be used to navigate and use iPads, iPhones, Android Tablets and Phones, PC’s, MacBooks and Apple desktop computers. It also has some basic built-in applications for scheduling and taking notes that make it a great companion products for students and professionals that don’t want to carry multiple products into classes or meetings.

HIMS Inc. President, James McCarthy, who is himself legally-blind shared, “People are very excited about many of our newest product innovations this year and have been waiting anxiously to try them out for themselves. “ He continued, “These aren’t the type of products you can simply read about and buy online. They’re tactile and fulfill needs at the very core of daily living, education and employment. These are products people really want to try out in person; especially considering much of our customer base is severely visually impaired. For them touch and feel is of the utmost importance.”

For more information about any of the conferences listed above, visit http://www.hims-inc.com/events. To learn more about HIMS assistive technology products, visit http://www.hims-inc.com/products or call 888-520-4467 to speak to an assistive technology specialist right away.

Since its founding 15 years ago, HIMS has been devoted to improving opportunities for the visually impaired through the development of technology products for the blind and low vision. HIMS Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company that specializes in assistive technology products is a wholly owned subsidiary of HIMS International Corporation.

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NutriGold Applauds New Food Scoring System

NutriGold continues its advocacy for consumer best interests and education by applauding the new EWG Food Scores database.

Orem, UT (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

Consumer demand has spoken and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has answered the call. Earlier this month, the EWG introduced one of the most comprehensive online databases of food products. The database contains information on more than 80,000 items sold in groceries across the nation including details of ingredients and nutritional information as well as an attempt to assess how processed the food items are.

“We know that consumers care a lot about what’s in the foods they buy, and we also know that if foods are highly processed, that can have an impact on nutrition in ways that don’t always show up on the information panels on labels,” said Renée Sharp, the director of research at the EWG.

The Food Scores database is compiled largely from information supplied by food companies through voluntary and mandatory labeling, combined with the group’s own research on pesticides and additives, allows consumers to find a variety of product information. For example, a consumer can easily find out if a product contains brominated vegetable oil as an ingredient or whether a specific product contains added dyes and preservatives.

As the demand for transparency from food companies grows, NutriGold commends organizations like the EWG for their initiative. While debates continue to rage on topics such as the definition of the term “natural,” or GMO contamination in foods, companies like NutriGold and the EWG that provide the most transparency will ultimately be the most trusted by consumers.

“At NutriGold, we know that every time customers purchase one of our products, they are entrusting us with their most precious asset: their own health or the health of a loved one and this is not a responsibility we take lightly” states Priya Khan PhD, CEO of NutriGold. “We define ‘doing the right thing’ simply as doing what’s in the best interests of consumers, and making sure their interests are protected.”

The reason NutriGold pursues these goals is not just because it is objectively and morally the right thing to do, but because they believe that there are no circumstances under which it is acceptable for a company to squander its integrity in the pursuit of profitability.

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About NutriGold

NutriGold is a science-based nutraceutical company committed to identifying, developing, and offering cutting-edge nutraceutical products. With a portfolio of best-in-class products at reasonable prices backed by unmatched service, NutriGold is not just raising the bar on quality, but is helping define the standards for the rest of the industry to follow and this is reflected in its:

+ Use of non-GMO, organic, whole-food , and clinically-proven ingredients

+ Uncompromising efforts to manufacture products without artificial ingredients, Stearates, Laurates, Sulfates, and Dioxides

+ Voluntary, extensive third party testing of all raw materials and finished products for identity, purity, potency, and safety

+ Resolute efforts to ensure that all products are free of contaminants, adulterants, allergens, and GMOs

+ Unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and truth in advertising

+ Initiatives to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions that affect their health

Website: http://www.nutrigold.com

Phone: 1-866-224-4680

Facebook: facebook.com/NutrigoldUSA

Google Plus: plus.google.com/+NutrigoldUSA

Twitter: twitter.com/Nutrigold_USA

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NutriGold Responds To New Labor Pain Study

NutriGold urges pregnant women to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D as new research indicates that vitamin D deficiencies could be associated with a higher risk for more painful deliveries.

Orem, UT (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth. People who get too little vitamin D may be at increased risk of developing various health risks. Although a vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with depression and pain, an October 2014 study conducted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) suggests that a vitamin D deficiency could be associated with more painful labor pains during childbirth.

Researchers measured the vitamin D levels of 93 pregnant women prior to delivery. All of the women requested an epidural for pain during labor. Researchers then measured how much pain medication each woman required during labor. The researchers then compared the quantity of pain medicine used by the women with higher levels of vitamin D compared to those with lower levels of vitamin D.

The study found that the patients with lower levels of vitamin D consumed more pain medication than patients with higher levels of vitamin D.

Although the body can usually make the necessary amount of vitamin D for maintaining optimal health, supplementing with vitamin D can be a necessity when the body’s ability to produce the required amount of vitamin D is compromised. “Women often experience lower than normal levels of vitamin D during pregnancy,” said Andrew W. Geller, M.D., physician anesthesiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and senior author of the study.

NutriGold knows that the ideal situation would be that pregnant women would increase their vitamin D consumption through natural foods. However, that isnt always the best option because a majority of the foods we consume are no longer as rich in essential nutrients as they used to be because most of them are not locally sourced, may be genetically modified, and are likely grown in soil that has been stripped of its natural goodness. The sad reality is that relying exclusively on food sources to meet the body’s needs can have the unintended consequence of increasing consumers’ risk of developing even more nutrient deficiencies.

This makes the argument in favor of of getting essential nutrients from supplements even stronger. NutriGold believes that if supplementation is necessary, then consumers should supplement using products that contain nutrients in forms that occur in nature (ideally) or, at the very least, approximate what occurs in nature so your body can optimally assimilate and utilize them. NutriGold’s Vitamin D3 Gold is the only source of Vitamin D3 on the market that is bio-identical to what the skin produces when it is exposed to sunlight and, for this reason, is one of the most bioavailable forms of Vitamin D3.

Their guiding principle of “Let food be thy medicine, Let thy medicine be thy food” makes NutriGold the ideal option when it comes to choosing supplements that the body can best utilize.

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About NutriGold

NutriGold is a science-based nutraceutical company committed to identifying, developing, and offering cutting-edge nutraceutical products. With a portfolio of best-in-class products at reasonable prices backed by unmatched service, NutriGold is not just raising the bar on quality, but is helping define the standards for the rest of the industry to follow and this is reflected in its:

+ Use of non-GMO, organic, whole-food, and clinically-proven ingredients

+ Uncompromising efforts to manufacture products without artificial ingredients, Stearates, Laurates, Sulfates, and Dioxides

+ Voluntary, extensive third party testing of all raw materials and finished products for identity, purity, potency, and safety

+ Resolute efforts to ensure that all products are free of contaminants, adulterants, allergens, and GMOs

+ Unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and truth in advertising

+ Initiatives to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions that affect their health

Website: http://www.nutrigold.com

Phone: 1-866-224-4680

Facebook: facebook.com/NutrigoldUSA

Google Plus: plus.google.com/+NutrigoldUSA

Twitter: twitter.com/Nutrigold_USA

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Social Media-savvy Thieves of Nargis Cafe Pens Can Cash in with Half-Priced Beer

Popular Brooklyn Restaurant Offers Half-Off Price of Draft Beer through Social Media to People Who Stole Pens from Dining Room

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

In a strange twist from the norm, Nargis Cafe has decided to reward people who stole from the restaurant. Nargis Cafe will reward customers that stole pens from them by offering half off any draft beer on the menu. These customers who saw an untethered pen and took it now get to capitalize on their bandit-like investment. By returning to Nargis, customers who stole pens from the restaurant earlier this year may proudly return, where instead of punishment they’ll be treated like members of an exclusive club.

The management of Nargis Cafe, the famous Brooklyn-area Central Asian restaurant, ordered a set of pens earlier in the year, and then strategically laid out the pens around the cafe to be pilfered by passerby and customers. The promise was that later in the year, the Nargis customers with stolen pens who paid attention to social media would later be signaled to how they might get a deal on authentic Central-Asian cuisine. Nargis Cafe started the campaign by launching the draft beers promotion. By simply showing the server a stolen pen, customers get the price of one draft beer on their bill cut in half. To put the word out to pen thieves, Nargis Cafe is using social media.

Nargis Cafe offers a variety of draft beers, perfect for pairing with a number of traditional dishes, from hot Uzbek soups like shurpa or lagman, to shish kebab grilled over smoky coals. To help spread the word, Nargis Cafe is going viral in their social media marketing campaign, giving customers who have paid attention and kept a memento from the cafe the chance to cash in and get a good deal on great food and beer.

Normally the act of stealing is and should be associated with guilt, but in the case of Nargis Cafe, it made good sense for customers who saw a pen laying around to take it. Now that the pens Nargis Cafe ordered have been stolen, the second part of the campaign launches. Half-off draft beers is just the beginning for Nargis Cafe social media followers who have stolen pens from the restaurant. Other special offers related to the stolen pen are to follow, and will likewise be announced through social media.

Customers who have stolen the Nargis Cafe pens should be careful not to let them get mixed in with other stolen pens from places like tire stores or Realtors. Unlike those pens, Nargis Cafe pens have enduring value, which will be demonstrated to the fortunate social media followers of the popular Sheepshead Bay restaurant. The Nargis Cafe hopes to create a buzz in the social media sphere of influence by reaching out to loyal customers in a fun and interesting way.

The Nargis Cafe is no greenhorn when it comes to receiving notoriety in the media. The restaurant, located right in Brooklyn at the corner of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue Z, has been featured everywhere from the New York Times, to the Cooking Channel, and even the FX network for a scene in the TV series “The Americans.” All this attention, and the restaurant has only been open since 2007.

The “Uzbek Flower,” as the New York Times called Nargis Cafe (“Nargis” is a flower), has earned this notoriety despite being open for less-than a decade. For some customers, it’s the authenticity of the cuisine and decor. According to the New York Times article, for people coming from central-Asian countries, going to Nargis Cafe is a little bit like a homecoming.

And now Nargis Cafe is also a den of pen thieves. But that’s OK. Stealing a Nargis Cafe pen was more of an initiation rite for social media followers of the restaurant than an act of grand theft. Now the fun begins and Nargis Cafe pen stealers can start enjoying the rewards by raising a glass of half-off draft beer.

About Nargis Cafe

Nargis Cafe is an authentic Uzbek restaurant, serving many traditional dishes from central Asia. Nargis Cafe was founded in 2007 by Uzbek-born and American-trained chef Boris Bangiev (Chef Big B). Nargis Cafe sits right in the heart of Brooklyn. Additional to authenticity of the cuisine is the decor and feel of the dining area itself. The restaurant is beautifully decorated from floor to ceiling. The Nargis Cafe has been used as a setting in an episode of a dramatic TV series, and its kitchen has been featured on the Cooking Channel.

Nargis Cafe

2818 Coney Island Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11235

(718) 872-7888

Online

http://nargiscafe.com

Social Media

http://twitter.com/nargiscafe

http://facebook.com/nargiscafe

In the New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/nyregion/the-ever-expanding-uzbek-flower.html?_r=2

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NutriGold’s Glucomannan-Appetite Control Product Now Available in Powder Form

NutriGold’s Glucomannan supplement, which aids in appetite control and healthy weight management, is now available in an easy to use powder form.

Orem, UT (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

NutriGold recently announced a new innovative approach to their glucomannan supplement. Glucomannan GOLD™ Ready Mix Powder offers the same natural source of soluble fiber found in capsulated Glucomannan GOLD™ but in an easy to use, ready made powder. Kirsten Lee of NutriGold stated that, “Because the powder is tasteless, it can be added to any liquid and not affect the flavor, thus allowing a much wider variety of uses.”

Glucomannan is a water-soluble polysaccharide extracted from the tubers (roots) of Konjac, which is cultivated as food in Japan and Indonesia. Because it is a hygroscopic, Glucomannan powder swells into bulky fiber in water, absorbing up to 50 times its weight while in water. Glucomannan’s principal use is as a bulking agent to promote the feeling of “fullness” or “satiety”, thereby helping to manage food intake. Glucomannan may also slow the absorption of glucose (sugar) and cholesterol from the gut, helping to support overall cardiovascular health.

Glucomannan GOLD™ Ready Mix Powder, like many other NutriGold products, is manufactured without the use of GMOs, additives, fillers, binders, artificial ingredients, preservatives, Stearates, Laurates, Sulfates, or Dioxides and is Verified free of allergens by an independent, third-party lab.

With the release of Glucomannan GOLD™ Ready Mix Powder, NutriGold continues to not only show that they have consumer’s best interest and convenience in mind, but that they continue to lead the way in product innovation and quality in the vitamin and supplement industry.

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ABOUT NUTRIGOLD

NutriGold is a science-based nutraceutical company committed to identifying, developing, and offering cutting-edge nutraceutical products. With a portfolio of best-in-class products at reasonable prices backed by unmatched service, NutriGold is not just raising the bar on quality, but is helping define the standards for the rest of the industry to follow and this is reflected in its:

+ Use of non-GMO, organic, whole-food, and clinically-proven ingredients

+ Uncompromising efforts to manufacture products without artificial ingredients, Stearates, Laurates, Sulfates, and Dioxides

+ Voluntary, extensive third party testing of all raw materials and finished products for identity, purity, potency, and safety

+ Resolute efforts to ensure that all products are free of contaminants, adulterants, allergens, and GMOs

+ Unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and truth in advertising

+ Initiatives to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions that affect their health

Website: http://www.nutrigold.com

Phone: 1-866-224-4680

Facebook: facebook.com/NutrigoldUSA

Google Plus: plus.google.com/+NutrigoldUSA

Twitter: twitter.com/Nutrigold_USA

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A Day of Family Magic Arrives at Pasadena Waldorf School’s 29th Annual Elves’ Faire

November 22nd will be an unforgettable day of great holiday shopping, games, crafts, feasting, music and more.

Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

The 29th Annual Elves’ Faire may be only a few weeks away, but the parents and staff at Pasadena Waldorf School have been preparing for months to host this popular community event. Attended by thousands each year from all over greater Los Angeles and beyond, the Faire features music, feasting, crafting, holiday shopping, medieval-style contests and games for children of all ages. The Elves’ Faire will take place this year on Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 10am until 4pm on the wooded setting of the PWS campus at 209 East Mariposa Street in Altadena. Admission is free and the Faire goes on rain or shine.

In addition to magical family activities, the Elves’ Faire is widely known for unique holiday shopping. The Doll Room is an enchanted showcase of one-of-a-kind handmade dolls lovingly created by members of the Pasadena Waldorf community. The Angel Room is a magical experience for children only, where “Angels,” played by PWS students, accompany the children as they select beautiful handmade gifts for their family members and friends. The Wishing Well offers durable and sustainable natural toys, books, and health & beauty items. King Arthur’s Market is a medieval outpost with handmade swords, shields, capes and other beautifully crafted fantasy toys created by community artists and artisans. Jack Frost Bake Shoppe offers delicious baked goods, including plenty of tasty gluten-free, vegan and peanut-free goodies often not found in local markets, as well as holiday ornaments and gifts. The Silent Auction Holiday Shopping Boutiques feature unbelievable deals on vacations, entertainment & dining, fashion, jewelry, unique gifts and certificates, and world-class art.

Faire-goers can get creative at Arts & Crafts tables making handcrafted treasures, hand-dipped candles, and leather items to keep or give as gifts. The medieval-style Games area includes jousting, rope ladders, mazes, and much more. The youngest participants enjoy digging for treasure and fishing for prizes at the Pixie Party. Family holiday photos may be taken at the fantastical Photo Studio.

Elves’ Faire entertainment features roving medieval characters, puppet shows, and live bands and musicians. The Fairies Feast is an international experience by itself with inspired food from a variety of well-known chefs and local restaurants as well as food trucks. There are also places to sit and enjoy a cappuccino or cup of hot cocoa, or tuck away in the delightful Woodland Tea Garden for tea and goodies with the Forest Queen.

To view the magic of the Elves’ Faire, watch this short video.

The Elves’ Faire is among the greenest school fundraisers in the Los Angeles area. By using 100% compostable or recyclable materials, including plates, cups, napkins, and flatware, the Faire strives to be a zero-waste event. Since the 2008 Elves’ Faire, Pasadena Waldorf School has diverted over 4½ tons of waste from the landfill; nearly 90% of all waste generated at the Faire was composted and turned back into soil.

Credit cards are accepted throughout many areas of the Faire. For more information, visit http://www.elves-faire.com.

Pasadena Waldorf School, founded in 1979, is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide with over 90 years experience offering inspired education. Waldorf Education is the among the fastest growing and largest independent school movements in the world. Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education. They integrate the arts and academics for children from Early Childhood through High School. The aim of the education is to inspire life-long learning in each student and enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.

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HindSite Software Announces Green Industry Business Improvement Summit

Free event to be held from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory designed to help green industry businesses improve this offseason.

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

HindSite Software, a leading provider of field service software, recently announced that they’ll be hosting a Business Improvement Summit from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 18 at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. The Business Improvement Summit is designed to help green industry business owners improve their operations, sales and marketing this offseason.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. with a two-hour session presented by Kenneth Ritterspach. Ritterspach will discuss the core concepts of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), a business management system explained by Geno Wickman in his best-selling book, Traction. Ritterspach is a professional EOS implementer and former president or CEO of six companies.

After Ritterspach discusses how to improve your business operationally, Chad Reinholz, HindSite’s marketing manager, will show how to improve marketing and client retention. Reinholz will explain 10 actions to take as a result of a recent survey of buyers of green industry services.

The educational event will close with David Crary, President and Founder of HindSite, discussing how to use technology to enable sales success. A former green industry business owner, Crary grew his business with the help of the green industry software that eventually became HindSite.

“The Business Improvement Summit is designed to help Minnesota’s green industry businesses improve this offseason,” explains Reinholz. “It’s a great opportunity for green industry business owners to take a half-day to think about how to work on their business, not in their business.”

A two hour cocktail party will follow the educational track in the Sunken Garden Room and the Como Park Conservatory.

“Our goal is to connect green industry business owners,” says Reinholz. “We want to foster a local community of green industry business owners who help each other become more successful.”

The event is free. To learn more and to register, visit http://info.hindsitesoftware.com/2014-business-improvement-summit.

About HindSite Software

HindSite Software has helped contractors better manage and grow their business with field service software since 2001. Initially designed as irrigation business software, HindSite today assists service businesses with scheduling and billing, contact management, field data collection, and invoicing in QuickBooks® and Sage 50®. When used by lawn care businesses, this paperless lawn care software has been proven to increase efficiency and organization, meaning greater profit potential with less administrative time.

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TSW Alloy Wheels Introduces Seven New Models for 2015 in Fresh, Exciting Designs and Innovative Finishes.

New product lineup features both multi-piece and rotary-forged models to achieve stunning new looks and ultra lightweight aftermarket wheels.

Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

TSW Alloy Wheels, long an industry pioneer and innovator, has expanded its product roster of aftermarket wheels by 25% for 2015. The seven new introductions boost TSW’s offering of alloy wheels to 35 designs and, including finish options, 79 variations to choose from. TSW custom wheels are engineered in a wide range of specifications to fit 34 different automobile makes, from Acura to Volvo as well as all domestic nameplates.

“We are exceedingly proud of the new ground we’ve broken in terms of designs, finishes and manufacturing technologies,” enthused Terence Scheckter, president of TSW Alloy Wheels. “From the classic to the cutting edge, our expanded product lineup has a wheel to satisfy every taste and to fit virtually any vehicle,” Scheckter added.

Three of the new TSW rims for 2015 employ an innovative multi-piece manufacturing process. Multi-piece wheels combine the light weight of a forged outer barrel with the design flexibility of a cast hub and spoke system. The two components are joined with fusion welding for near-invisible seam and ultimate durability.

The three new multi-piece wheels include the Portier, the Rascasse and the Nouvelle, all named for elements of the famed Monte Carlo racing circuit. The Portier is a bold new look comprised of five oversized U-shape spokes meeting at an intricately architected hub. The Rascasse features an elaborate latticework pattern that could only be realized through the casting process. Both Portier and Rascasse are available in silver with a brushed face and a chrome stainless lip and a unique matte gunmetal with a gloss black lip. The Nouvelle, in contrast, is a spare, elegant design featuring five three-tune forks, and is available in matte black, gloss black with a chrome stainless lip and silver with a brushed face and a chrome stainless lip.

Also named after Monte Carlo Circuit feature is the new Chicane wheel. The Chicane is highlighted by 15 sylphlike spokes radiating from a hub with a cleverly recessed bolt pattern. It is available in gloss black with a mirror face and in subdued matte gunmetal. The Rouge introduction for 2015 flashes “V for Victory” with ten V-shaped spokes finished in silver with a mirror cut face or in gunmetal with a mirror cut face.

The new Bathurst aftermarket rims employ rotary forging technology. Rotary forging produces wheels that are uncommonly lightweight. That’s because the manufacturing process alters the molecular structure of the aluminum alloy in a way that increases its strength. That strength allows TSW engineers to reduce the thickness of the outer barrel, reducing rotational mass. Just as innovative is the Bathurst’s design, a brilliant starburst of ten beveled spokes, executed in silver with a mirror cut face or a spectacular gloss gun metal. The Bathurst 1000kM race is regarded as the pinnacle of Australian motorsports.

The seventh new wheel is the Bristol, named after the NASCAR short track venue located in Tennessee. The Bristol’s most notable feature is the five muscular slab spokes with sculpted edges. The Bristol is finished in matte black or in silver with a mirror cut face.

For a TSW Alloy Wheels dealer, call 1 888-766-7775 or search by zip code on the TSW.com website. TSW Alloy Wheels dealers are located throughout North America and worldwide, including Discount Tire Direct on the web at discounttiredirect.com.

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From the Jefferson County Development Authority: Advanced Asphalt Technologies Laboratory has Moved into New Facility in Burr Business Park in Kearneysville, WV

Advanced Asphalt Technologies, LLC, (AAT), which has provided state-of the-art services to the asphalt paving industry for twenty years, has found a new home in a 5,500-square-foot laboratory in the Burr Business Park in Kearneysville, West Virginia.

Jefferson County, West Virginia (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

Advanced Asphalt Technologies, LLC, (AAT), a small engineering company that specializes in providing state-of the-art services to the asphalt paving industry, has moved into its 5,500-square-foot laboratory, having relocated to the Burr Business Park in Kearneysville, West Virginia, from Sterling, Virginia.

In a recent tour of the facility, Ramon Bonaquist, Ph.D., P.E., Chief Operating Officer of AAT, told the Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) that AAT is one two independent labs in the nation that perform the same service to the industry. Three or four other labs in the country doing similar work are owned by construction companies that work exclusively for parent corporation.

“We have a unique laboratory environment that had specific requirements for our relocation,” said Bonaquist. “We had been leasing space in Sterling since 1999 and wanted to invest in our own property. After considering several sites in Loudon County, we found that the Burr Business Park in Jefferson County had several pad-ready sites that were much more affordable than what was available in Northern Virginia. We were able to effectively meet our space needs here in Jefferson County and still maintain the presence and proximity to our clients in the DC Metro Area.”

Founded in 1994, AAT has served clients in the United States and overseas, including Norway and Romania. The employee-owned company consists of two engineers and three technicians, including Harpers Ferry resident Bob Bennett. The entire AAT staff is devoted to the commercial application of the latest and best technologies in the design, construction and performance testing of paving materials structures. AAT’s Technical Services Division also provides the following services to contractors, engineers and government agencies:

         • Applied research and development

         • Forensic analysis

         • Training

“We are very pleased that AAT chose to relocate to the Burr Business Park here in Jefferson County,” said John Reisenweber, Executive Director of the JCDA. “We to great lengths to attract high-tech small businesses that employee national experts in their fields. Our highly skilled workforce, Burr Business Park’s proximity to major transportation routes and our low cost of doing business continue to draw companies to Jefferson County.”    

Established in 1979, the JCDA facilitates relocations and start-ups, supports existing businesses and works to improve the business climate and create jobs. Jefferson County is ideally situated for business, manufacturing and industry and is a major economic driver in a state that boasts the nation’s fourth lowest cost of doing business. For more information about the JCDA: http://www.jcda.net, info(at)jcda(dot)net, 304-728-3255.

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