Stonebridge Companies Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center Welcomes Teams Participating in the Chance Crawford Slow Pitch Tournament


Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) March 07, 2014

The Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center excitedly awaits the arrival of teams participating in this years Chance Crawford Tournament. The tournament began 31 years ago in an effort to help with the medical and educational expenses of a young high school Quarterback who was tragically injured during a football game. Today, all proceeds are used for many worthy causes, including college scholarships. The 2014 tournament will take place April 11th through 13th at a variety of fields throughout Roanoke, Salem and Troutville.

The Sheraton Roanoke hotel is an ideal place to rest and refuel after a day of softball, offering teams plush bedding, on-site dining and close proximity to the fields. To make your reservation today, call the hotel directly at (540) 563-9300 or book online.

The Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center is located just minutes from Downtown Roanoke at the base of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests enjoy easy access to Roanoke attractions like Virginia Tech, Rivers Edge Sports Complex, Roanoke Civic Center, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke College, Hollins University, Valley View Mall and a variety of local shopping and dining. The hotel offers generous amenities such as free high-speed Internet access, plush Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Beds, in-room free Starbucks

Visiting Angels Endorses IPCed’s Dementia Care Training

Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 18, 2014

Living Assistance Services, Inc. (Visiting Angels), a national private duty network of home care agencies, has selected the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor to host and deliver Visiting Angels Dementia Care certification training using its proprietary learning management system. In addition to the specialty certification program, the preferred vendor relationship with IPCed will enable Visiting Angels to make cost-effective state compliance training opportunities available to franchise owners who choose to purchase IPCeds training programs.

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Boomerang publisher takes job in Colorado
Jerry Raehal announced Thursday he is resigning as the Laramie Boomerang publisher and editor, as he has agreed to be the CEO of the Colorado Press Association and Sync2 Media. Raehal's last day as Boomerang publisher is scheduled for May 9; …
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WEDDING: Sean and Shannon Long O'Brien
Witnesses were SSgt Justin Kohl of Portland, Ore., and SSgt Mary Cousins of San Antonio, Texas. The bride is a graduate of Genesee Community College. She is a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, stationed at Peterson Air Force Base in …
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The Friedman Group, LLC Announces Brad Friedman To Speak At Sturm College Of Law At The University Of Denver


Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 25, 2014

The Friedman Group, LLC proudly announces that Brad Friedman, its president will speak this Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver to current law school students and alumni. Mr. Friedman will discuss how to use social media to develop ones personal brand. The speech will remind students and alumni that their online activities leave digital footprints that are hard to erase.

Unfortunately, I often meet people when its too late, said Mr. Friedman. They come to me asking for assistance right before that big job interview, hoping I have the secret to wiping their Facebook page clean. I dont. Instead, this speech focuses on online habits to develop now, so students can be proud of their Facebook page because it accurately reflects who they really are, not who they were the night of that party. Sometimes people just need to hear those common-sense reminders from an unbiased third-party, said Friedman.

There are a few seats still available by sending an email to MENTOR(at)LAW(dot)DU(dot)EDU.

Mr. Friedman is available for keynotes, workshops and other speaking engagements. He has recently spoken to the Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce, various Rotary Groups and Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. If you are interested in having Mr. Friedman speak at your next conference or event please contact us at info(at)friedmansocialmedia(dot)com.

About The Friedman Group

The Friedman Group, LLC is unique because its president has been an attorney since 1986. Leveraging his understanding of each clients business complexities makes The Friedman Group, LLC uniquely qualified to provide the services it provides.

The Friedman Group, LLC offers Online Marketing Strategy Development, Training, Implementation and Inbound and Social Media Marketing specifically tailored to the needs of its clients foregoing the urge to take a cookie-cutter approach to its work.

Beginning each engagement with a detailed online assessment followed by the creation of a strategy focused on generating leads and engaging clients, prospects and referral sources is what sets The Friedman Group, LLC apart from other companies in this space. For more information, please visit our website at http://friedmansocialmedia.com or call us at 720-248-8185. You can also join us socially on Twitter @bradfriedman, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/TheFriedmanGroup, on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/bafman/ and on LinkedIn http://linkedin.com/in/bfriedman.







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Car Insurance for Teenaged Drivers Doesn’t Need to be Expensive

When you are young, perhaps one of the most fascinating issues to look ahead to is the day you get your driver license. Many adolescents look forward to owning their first automobile and having more independence than they did in the past. Their minds are thinking about the places they will go and friends they will see, but as a parent, your mind is probably thinking about the risks and expense of having a teenaged driver.

Sadly, teens are mathematically the most likely generation to get into an accident. It is because they have less expertise on the road, less whim control, more of a feeling that it “can not happen to them’, more distractions, and they occasionally do not make the finest decisions. Because of this, insurance providers charge teenaged drivers the most when it comes to automobile insurance. Hence they need to charge high-risk drivers more for insurance to insure the higher chance that they’ll be paying claims.

Discount Vehicle Insurance for Adolescents

Although auto insurance for adolescents is pricey and your young kid getting the wheel might be anxiety provoking, the good thing is it gets better over time. In the meantime, doing everything you can to lower their insurance premium will save you and your teen money each month and make their summer job dollars stretch farther. Advice from Compare-Insurers.com

Although a teen aged driver will certainly include an extra cost to your monthly funding, and their policy contract will probably constantly be higher than an grown-ups, there are still some things which you are able to do to bring down these prices. So go through this list provided as a cortesy from our partner http://compare-insurers.com

- Reductions – there are a multitude of discounts available for teen aged drivers such as great student, low mileage, motorist’s education class reduction, being apart at school with no automobile, multi-auto, and multi-coverage discounts amongst the others.

- Sort of car – purchasing a reasonable, trustworthy, secure automobile to your adolescent will save cash. Avoid sportscars and other cars that are more likely to be involved in an injury, stolen, or vandalized. If you can, update the auto with the latest safety and security characteristics.

- Comparison shop – store on line and locate as many automobile insurance estimates as you can. This provides you the greatest chance at finding a good deal and maximizing your reductions.

Jeffrey Child, 48, CdA Attorney, RIP

Jeffrey Child, 48, CdA Attorney, RIP
6, 1956, to Robert and Frances Child in Springfield. He graduated from Carbondale Community High School in Illinois and from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1980 Jeff received his law degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder …
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Denver's Elitch Gardens going on a hiring spree
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Car Insurance for Teenaged Drivers Doesn’t Need to be Expensive

If you are youthful, probably one of the most exciting issues to look forward to is the evening you get your driving licence. Their minds are thinking about the locations they’ll go and pals they’ll see, but as a parent, your head is likely thinking about the dangers and expense of having a teenaged driver.

Regrettably, teenagers are statistically the most likely generation to find yourself in a collision. This is because they have less experience on the road, less caprice control, more of a feeling that it “can’t occur to them’, more distractions, and they sometimes do not make the best choices. Due to this, insurance agencies charge teenaged drivers the most when it comes to auto insurance. Insurers need to make money just like any other business and when a motorist makes a claim, they lose money. So they need to bill high-risk motorists more for insurance to cover the higher likelihood that they will be paying claims.

Reduction Vehicle Insurance for Adolescents

Although automobile insurance for adolescents is high-priced and your youthful child taking the wheel may be anxiety provoking, the good thing is it gets better over period. In the meantime, doing everything you can to lower their insurance premium will conserve you and your teenager money each month and make their summer job dollars stretch further. Tips from Compare-Insurers.com

Although a teenaged motorist may definitely include an additional expense to your own monthly funding, as well as their insurance will probably constantly be higher than an grown-ups, there are still some steps you can take to bring down these costs. So go through this list provided as a cortesy from our associate http://evaluate-insurers.com

- Reductions – there are an array of discounts accessible for teen-aged motorists for example great pupil, low mileage, motorist’s education class discount, being away at college without a car, multi-auto, and multi-policy reductions among others.

- Kind of car – buying a practical, dependable, secure vehicle for your teenager will save you money. Avoid sportscars and other automobiles that are more likely to be involved in an accident, stolen, or vandalized. If you’re able to, update the car with the latest safety and security characteristics.

- Comparison shop – shop online and also find as many automobile insurance estimates as possible. This gives you the greatest chance at locating a good deal and maximizing your price reductions.

Mile High Showdown: A week of direct action aimed at Wall Street banks

Mile High Showdown.

This week, join the Colorado Progressive Coalition in a series of actions aimed at Wall Street Banks. Protesters will be engaged in direct action including marches, delegations, and even a flashmob, specifically targeting Wells Fargo, who holds the largest market share of foreclosures in Colorado. Wells Fargo is also the largest and worst of the subprime predatory mortgage lenders.

Wall Street banks like Wells Fargo have hit people of color especially hard. According to the Denver Fact Sheet on mile-high-showdown.org, “During the housing boom, big banks and their mortgage lending operations were much more likely to put Black and Latino borrowers into higher-cost, subprime loans with a higher risk of default and foreclosure. A recent study finds that the bursting of the housing bubble and the ensuing economic crisis has led to a 66% loss of wealth for Latino households and a 53% loss for Black households, compared to a 16% loss for White households.” Black and Latinos were at least three times more likely than white borrowers to get subprime loans.

Today, protesters kicked off the week of action by visiting the Wells Fargo branch at 17th and Broadway downtown, where they delivered a list of demands. Those demands include asking that Wells Fargo pay its fair share in taxes, the federally mandated 35% tax rate and increase small business loans. Protesters also demand divestment from for-profit prison companies Geo, Inc. and Corrections Corporation of America. Geo is the operator of an immigration detention center in Aurora. Corrections Corporation of America has helped create anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona, according to a 2010 NPR report. You can read more about today’s action and see photos at the Denver Westword Blogs.

Below is a list of this weeks’ actions. You can also sign up at www.mile-high-showdown.org

Monday, Oct. 24th
• Demands Delivery: Come deliver a letter with our demands to a Wells Fargo branch with us and have it faxed to CEO Jeff Stumpf!
When: 11:30 am. Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

• Outreach: Join our street teams to cover the entire city with our flyers and postcards!
When: 9 am and/or 5 pm Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

Tuesday, Oct. 25th
• National Divestment Action: Close your account with Wells Fargo or any other big Wall Street bank! Download our divestment letter from www.newbottomline.com and bring it along, demand it be faxed to the CEO.
When: 12pm A big delegation will go close their accounts together. You can also participate individually or in small groups on your own. If you close your account, send a picture or statement to milehighshowdown@gmail.com
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. (staging area)

Wednesday, Oct. 26th
• Robin Hood flashmob action to deliver #occupytheboardroom messages to local 1%
When: 10 am
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver (staging area)

Thursday, Oct. 27th
• Move in Day: Homeowners that Wells Fargo has kicked out of their homes will be moving into a Wells Fargo branch! Come and help us set up a “Fargoville” encampment with tents and furniture! Bring a lamp, a pillow, or other household item to carry with you as we march!
When: 12 pm
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver (staging area)

Friday, Oct. 28th
• Student Rally and March to Wells Fargo to demand they divest from GEO, the private prison corporation
When: 4 pm
Where: In front of the Tivoli Student Union, Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver

Saturday, Oct. 29th
• Mass Mobilization with Occupy Denver
When: 12 pm
Where: Civic Center Park, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver

5 years since pizza delivery drivers form a union

Recently facebooking, I saw that a few of my friends had posted an article on a group of pizza delivery drivers that had formed a union for the first time. I was so excited about the story that I didn’t notice the date of the article: 9/22/06

Well, its the 5th anniversary of the formation of the American Union of Pizza Delivery Drivers. The formation of a union of food service workers marked a big victory… not only for the workers, but for the labor movement. It’s difficult for fast food workers to organize due to high turnover rates, a workforce of young minimum wage earners, and ease of replacement of the workforce. All of these factors have made it easier for the fiercely anti-union bosses to fight any signs of unionization.

At the time the pizza delivery drivers were going into negotiations with their employer, Domino’s Pizza, Mark Damron, speaking on behalf of the IWW, spoke about the challenges of organizing in the food service industry. [Damron] “said that is changing because older workers are taking service industry jobs that were traditionally held by younger workers.” He went on to say, “As these people move into those jobs, they have higher expectations,” he said. “You are going to see more agitation and expectations among middle-aged men who have been downsized and are now working as baristas or short-order cooks.” ¹

Is this still true? Do older workers doing food service jobs have higher expectations? Unemployment has doubled since 2006, so those looking for work aren’t just those who lost their union jobs due to downsizing and shipping jobs overseas. We have seen some food service workers unionizing or attempting to unionize, with some victories here and there – i.e. Jimmy John’s and Starbucks workers organizing with IWW- but can we continue to grow the movement of food service workers?

1.”Pizza Delivery Drivers form First Union.” USA Today on the Web 9/22/2006. Accessed 9/23/06. <http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2006-09-22-pizza-union_x.htm&gt;.

Solidarity wins against Chase!

Jennifer Hickey reports on the outcome of a struggle by Seattle activists to force a branch of Chase bank to return money they owed a customer.

via Solidarity wins against Chase | SocialistWorker.org.

New Rule: Bosses Must Inform Workers of Right to Organize – Working In These Times

New Rule: Bosses Must Inform Workers of Right to Organize – Working In These Times. – Read the article!

Employers must now post notices informing workers of their right to organize, to form, and to join labor unions. This rule goes into effect November 14.

Thank you National Labor Relations Board! This is long overdue. I spoke with about 3 workers just over the past week that told me their bosses said they weren’t allowed form a union.

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