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Unique Venues Introduces Social Media Packages For Members


Venues looking to expand their marketing reach on-line can now purchase a social media package with Unique Venues. Unique Venues introduces three new packages and a workshop to help manage a social media presence that will engage meeting planners online.

The three packages allow a customized experience for the needs of a venue. The Jump Start Program is ideal for the venue that needs help in getting started on social media sites. The package will include six months of guidance to set-up Facebook and Twitter, post consistent content, and establish social media channels that will engage with meeting planners.

The second package, Trend-Worthy Program, will enable venues to have social media reach for a year on Facebook and Twitter. This $ 2495 program will equip members with the necessary tools to be engaging where meeting and event planners are active.

The third package, The Kitchen Sink Program, provides full coverage of the social media networks. In addition to Facebook and Twitter, this package includes Pinterest and Instagram as well as credits for advertising on Facebook.

Starting in the fall, quarterly workshops will be held to help venues get started on social media. These $ 99 workshops are for the do-it-yourself marketing team who needs a few questions answered about social media before they can run their own accounts. The hour long workshop will give insight into best practices, how to get started, and how to stay connected on your own.

Packages begin at $ 1995 and can be added to any Unique Venues Membership.

At Unique Venues, we pride ourselves on setting our venues up for success in reaching meeting planners. Social Media is one arena that often is left out of the marketing plan. We want to partner with venues to truly make an engaging presence on-line,” said Unique Venues Marketing Manager Mandy Volpe.

For more information on these packages, contact Unique Venues at 866-266-6857 or visit

About Unique Venues

With five offices in Colorado, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia and British Columbia, Canada, Unique Venues has been the go-to source for non-conventional meeting and event venues, and the planners looking for them, for the past 27 years. The marketing and membership company started with the Guide to Convening on Campus in 1986 and since has grown to be the largest online database of unique venues in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the U.K. Each listing showcases a unique college or university, historical or cultural venue, arena or stadium, camp or retreat centers, conference or business center, or other special event venue, and includes contact information, photo and video galleries, menu samples, room capacities, and even a FREE RFP service. Planners also have access to the Unique Venues team who can provide an assisted search to find a unique site for hosting a meeting, family reunion, reception, party, conference, or gathering of any kind.

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US Federal Contractor Registration: Top 3 Competitive 8(a) Small Business Contracts in Colorado for June 2014

Washington D.C. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014

Competitive 8(a) Small Business contracts are only awarded to businesses who have competed the labor intensive registration process. However, once a business have been approved by the federal government as an 8(a) business there are an enormous amount of available opportunities on the the federal bid board FedBizOpps.

US Federal Contractor Registration has helped economically/socially disadvantaged small businesses win these types of federal set-aside contracts for years. US Federal Contractor Registration has tracked down the top 3 Competitive 8(a) Small Business government contracts in the state of Colorado and they are as follows:

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Location: USACE District, Omaha

Businesses that are interested in learning more about the 3 Competitive 8(a) Small Business listed above can call (877) 252-2700 Ext 1 to speak with a Acquisition Specialist at US Federal Contractor Registration to start the bidding process. Businesses that are interested in becoming properly registered in the mandatory federal database System for Award Management (SAM) and start bidding on these contracts can call the listed number or go to the SAM Online Registration page.

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Mettl Assessments and GreenJobInterview Create Best-in-Class Hiring Platform

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) October 07, 2014

Today, GreenJobInterview, online video interviewing platform announced a partnership and beta release of an integrated product that uses Mettl, online assessment solution. GreenJobInterview will begin offering Mettl assessment data inside its family of products, including GreenJob Live and GreenJob One-Way.

We are excited to give our clients the additional data assessments offer, its truly the best of both worlds, said Greg Rokos, president of GreenJobInterview. By incorporating Mettls assessment data, we can deliver a value-added solution that gives our Fortune 500 clients this option and allows our clients the ability to hire even faster and fill gaps in their workforce with ease.

This partnership will allow for an assessment layer in the hiring process for recruiters to use to evaluate candidates, delivered anywhere in the world, said Subhash Tantry, president of Mettl. Through this partnership with GreenJobInterview, we are creating a flexible, cutting-edge solution for assessing and interviewing that will help employers acquire and retain much needed talent for years to come.

Benefits of pairing the power of GreenJobInterviews video interviewing and Mettls assessments include:

Seamless Integration: Mettl assessment data will be available alongside interview information in both GreenJob One-Way and GreenJob Live products. The combined platform will give clients the single sign-on flexibility they need for easy comparisons to make better hiring decisions.

Interview Bank and Sample Questions: Companies new to assessments will find pre-determined skills and assessment tests to pair with interview automations for a complete interview in minutes, directly within the GreenJobInterview platform.

Intuition + Analytics: A side-by-side view of interview responses and assessment data gives prospective employers a 360-degree view of every applicant, much earlier in the process, allowing for more accurate screening and additional time savings.

Safe, effective proctoring: The ability to conduct highly sensitive tests from afar has never been simpler. The power of video combined with customizable tests creates a safe environment for employer and applicant and allows for secure testing across geographical boundaries and reliable storage of results for compliance and record-keeping.

About GreenJobInterview:

GreenJobInterview is a cloud-based digital interviewing solution that helps employers dramatically reduce the time and costs associated with scheduling and conducting interviews. A robust and easy-to-use live, recorded and mobile solution allows organizations to reach a global talent pool, strengthen their employment brand and reduce environmental impact. More than 300 of the worlds leading organizations (including Walmart, PepsiCo, UCLA and Mayo Clinic) have chosen GreenJobInterview, and the platform continues to gain recognition for developing technology that literally transforms the recruitment process for employers and job seekers alike. For more information visit

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U.S. Home Furnishings Market Underwent a Major Overhaul during Recession New Unity Marketing Report Reveals the Dynamics of the New Home Furnishings Market

Stevens, PA (PRWEB) October 07, 2014

Only in 2013 did the home furnishings market recover its losses from the recession of 2008-2009. Today whats left of the home furnishings market in the wake of the recession is very different than the market that went into the recession, according to a new study by Unity Marketing.

“Marketers and retailers must adapt to the new business environment where the best customers demand a whole new way to shop for and buy home furnishings. Americans are “cocooning” in a new style combining fashion and function to create a safe, comforting and stress-free environment,” explains Pam Danizger, president of Unity Marketing and author of the new report. Cocooning in New Luxury Style lays out a plan for marketers to grow in the new post-recession home furnishings market based upon a new survey of marketers’ best, high-potential customers.

The Market Took Five Years to Recover from Recession Losses

The U.S. home furnishings market reached $ 315.3 billion in 2007, only to hit bottom at $ 273.5 billion in 2009 as a result of the recession. But it took five years for the home furnishings market get back to its pre-recession levels. At the close of 2013 industry sales were $ 315.9 billion, according to the latest estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, NIPA 2.4.5. It took the market five years to get back to where it started in 2007.

Furniture & Home Furnishings Retail Remain Decimated

As the home furnishings market lost 13% of share in its collapse from 2007 pre-recession high to its 2009 low, retailers that specialized in furniture and home furnishings took a bruising. Back in 2007, there were 65,144 furniture and home furnishings retailers in the country. By 2012 there were only 51,998 a 21% drop in the number of retail doors classified as furniture or home furnishings retailers, based upon the latest Census Department’s 5-year Economic Census. In 2007 those retailers generated sales of $ 108.2 billion, or about 34% of the total home furnishings industry.

By 2012, the retailers that survived the recession had sales of only $ 89.1 billion, an 18% decline. Further in 2012 these retailers accounted for only 29% of the total industry, indicating that other types of retailers department stores, discounters, online/internet, and others have taken a huge chunk out of sales that used to go to furniture and home furnishings stores. Click this link for an infographic.

“So while the industry overall has recovered from the recession, furniture and home furnishings retailers have suffered lasting reversal. In fact, this class of stores still lags behind sales of $ 91.8 billion in 2002,” Danziger says.

Marketers’ Hope for Growth: The Affluent 20% Account for 43% of Total Sales

The home furnishings market is heavily weighted toward the affluent consumer segment. The affluent (top quintile of U.S. households based upon income which starts at about $ 100k today) make up only 20% of total U.S. households, yet account for over 40% of the industrys sales, the report details. Danziger notes, “That makes each affluent customer two-times more valuable to retailers and marketers than a typical middle-income customer. They are the heavy-lifters in the consumer economy.”

Danziger continues, “Not only do the affluent make up a far greater share of industry sales than their total numbers would indicate, they also are the ones with discretion to pay a premium for new home furnishings. This is the consumer segment that home furnishings retailers and marketers must cultivate for growth now and in the future.”

Beware: Affluents Are Careful Spenders

Danziger says, “Just because they are affluent and have more money to spend, that doesnt mean they are looking to spend it as fast as they can. The affluent are careful spenders and use all the tools available to comparison shop and get the best deal. They are value-oriented consumers, looking to maximize their investment in furnishings for their home that will return the utmost pleasure and enjoyment.” Marketers that understand the affluents’ attitudes and motivations in home purchases will uncover the secret to future prosperity and growth of their businesses.

New Report Delves into Affluents Needs and Motivations in Home Purchases

Unity Marketing’s latest trend report, Cocooning in New Luxury Style, delves deeply into the affluent consumer segment and their home furnishings needs and desires. In July 2014 Unity Marketing surveyed n=1,200 affluent consumers to discover their recent home furnishings purchases, what they bought, how they shopped, what motivated the purchases, their spending levels and much more.

The results of that survey provide a road map for growth to home marketers that need to understand their best potential customers. Plus the report includes a competitive analysis of how marketers as diverse as IKEA, West Elm, Wayfair, Restoration Hardware, Design Within Reach, LG, Ekornes, Saatva and others have successfully tapped the greater spending potential of affluents and theyve done it at all different price levels.

About Pam Danziger and Unity Marketing

Pamela N. Danziger is an internationally recognized expert specializing in consumer insights for marketers targeting the affluent consumer. She is president of Unity Marketing, a marketing consulting firm she founded in 1992. Pam received the Global Luxury Award for top luxury industry achievers presented at the Global Luxury Forum in 2007 by Harper’s Bazaar. Luxury Daily named Pam to its list of “Women to Watch in 2013.” She is a member of Jim Blasingame: The Small Business Advocates Brain Trust and a contributing columnist to The Robin Report.

Pam’s latest book is Putting the Luxe Back in Luxury: How new consumer values are redefining the way we market luxury (Paramount Market Publishing, 2011). Her other books include Shopping: Why We Love It and How Retailers Can Create the Ultimate Customer Experience, published by Kaplan Publishing in October 2006; Let Them Eat Cake: Marketing Luxury to the Masses-as well as the Classes, (Dearborn Trade Publishing, $ 27, hardcover) and Why People Buy Things They Don’t Need: Understanding and Predicting Consumer Behavior (Chicago: Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2004).

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Language Bridge Technology Announces Pledge for Support and Action – Changing the Way the English is Learned in the World

Powell, Ohio (PRWEB) October 03, 2014

The world is getting smaller, and the global community needs more English speakers to improve communication and understanding. With China being one of the fastest-growing economies and a major player in world politics, there are still very few fluent English speakers in that country. Language Bridge Technology has a vision for implementation of a whole-brain approach to the acquisition of foreign language skills that is equally beneficial for self-directed acquisition and for guided learning using offline or online classes.

The company is applying for an opportunity to receive a grant from Chase bank. This grant would allow to commercialize a mobile application for learning English as a Foreign Language. This patented approach is quicker and more efficient than the conventional methods for learning English. Learners will be able to pick up English phrases quickly and start communicating with ease and fluency.

Please help the company to make this vision possible by voting for this project. It’s a small step that will help bringing world communities together. The company needs 250 votes to be eligible for the Grant.

Vote for the Language Bridge Technology at

Any person with a Facebook account may vote for the company’s plan to commercialize a new application for learning English. Your account security will not be compromised. Voting is open until October 17, so now is the time to cast the vote!

Dr. Arkady Zilberman, Founder of Language Bridge Technology said, The patented Language Bridge Technology restores the innate ability of adults to learn English as a Foreign Language by turning off cross-translation, and activating learners’ capacity for subconscious learning. This application is the first application in the language market for self-directed acquisition of language skills. This application could be used for integrated learning too, thus changing the way the English is learned in the world.

The Language Bridge Technology application delivers the tool that turns off the natural habit of thinking in the native language. It allows learners start speaking before they have learned English. In the process of self-teaching, the learners acquire language patterns that ensure thinking in a foreign language.

In the conventional language class, a student has about a minute to participate in interaction; the remaining time is passive listening, which seldom results in communication skills. Language Bridge Technology uses the patented method, based on speech shadowing, and language training in pairs, which increases multifold the time of active speaking. This type of training leads to acquisition of language skills much faster than conventional grammar-translation learning methods.

Dr. Zilberman went on to say, Language Bridge Technology has a vision for making

the world community fluent in each other’s languages in order to promote cultural understanding, cooperation and mutual respect. The successful implementation of the program will lead the company to organize the Language Bridge Technology Center in Ohio for providing the Global community with the tools to become fluent in English the Global language for the solution of global problems. The initial company size will be 50 people, with option to grow to 500 people in the next five years.

The vote for Grant is a real contribution to changing the way the world communicates and learns languages.

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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, “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

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 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
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. <;.

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.

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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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