Solid property insurance vital for hurricane prep

Solid property insurance vital for hurricane prep
She said, "If you've done a major improvement on your home, like redoing the kitchen, or you've done a full-scale remodel, does your insurance company know about it so you can have it replaced? You may need to pay an additional premium in order to have …
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Drat It | Bird-feeder leads to a prickly problem
When we moved into our home more than 15 years ago, there was an odd-looking, hand-made bird-feeder outside our kitchen window at the back of the house. The previous owner told us to fill it with thistle seed and it would attract goldfinches. He was …
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DIY Home Improvement

Of course, nearly everyone as at some point tried DIY home improvement. But does it increase the potential selling value of a home after? According to interior designer Scot McAllister:

“Home improvements, their costs and their resultant profits are not a precise science. For this reason, it’s hard to specifically quantify what works and what doesn’t. For example, laminate flooring has undergone a popularity nosedive due to the market being flooded by so many photographic plastic options.”

McAllister continues with:

“Their cheapness has created a stigma – and even expensive options have become tarred with the same brush. When replacement costs start ticking away in buyers’ heads you don’t need to be Carol Vorderman to understand that offers will be reduced.”

DIY projects that increase the value of a home

To raise the value of a house, you need to carry out DIY home improvement projects that will definitely withstand the test of time. For example, if you do have laminate flooring you can install vintage wooden doors.


To install wooden doors, you would need a screwdriver, a pair of thick gloves, 4-inch door-frame screws and a hammer. To remove the door from the frame, simply unscrew the hinges from the door frame.

Get that old door off

Once the hinges come off, slowly ease the door from frame itself, taking care not to damage the edges. You would want to of course, preserve the old door for use later on. Home values go up when front doors are beautiful- so choose the replacement door properly.

Another interesting DIY home improvement project that can raise the value of your home is replacing worn out bathroom tiles. If the tiles are more than a decade old and you plan on selling within the next few months, now would be the opportune time to replace the tiles.

Replacing worn out tiles

The replacement of worn out bathroom tiles is a bit more difficult than the first project, Of course, the tiles in the bathroom can no longer be recovered completely intact, so make sure you can dispose of the broken tiles immediately afterward.

Designer tiles can be put in place of the old ones. Designer tiles employ a variety of new colors and textures that will naturally emphasize the dimensions of the bathroom.


For this project you would need a few sacks for tile disposal, a large chisel or a crow bar and a mallet or an equivalent. If possible, work the tiles when they are wet as this reduces friction and lessens dust clouds during working. Drive the crowbar against the underside of the tiles and slowly work around the tiles.

Ease the tiles off the floor, making sure that none are left behind. Smooth white cement may be used to install the new designer tiles after the bathroom floor has been re-leveled.


Justin Ray, an interior designer for the TV show How Not to Decorate warns people:

“A bad DIY project will always detract from the resale value. Anything that looks unprofessional, such as a badly-fitted kitchen or uneven plastering, will get buyers wondering.”


For DIY and home improvement projects Benedict recommends Dekorbeton Decorative Concrete and Roof Bond Roof Insulation

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Oahu Home Improvement Wood Flooring Oahu

Remodeling and Carpentry Is Hardwood Flooring and Upgrade That Sells Homes In Hawaii’s Busiest Island Of Oahu.

Aloha Hawaii Home Owners and Property Managers Hawaii – Our insight in wood flooring and decor,” is a topic worth discussing over a cup of Kona Coffee – If you live in a high end home,” own over 30 units in Waikiki and or rent homes in Kaneohe to Kailua beach side and ocean front homes Waimanalo – this post will is perfect for you.

Installing and hardwood floors id defiantly  an upgrade worth every single penny,” all hardwood anything in a home is worth the buy,” says Home Builders magazine,” teak flooring instock,”  are the hottest building idea money can buy,”: these days the cost of hardwood materials have actually lowered in price on  the finest instock hardwood materials found at budgeted rates Hawaii.

Every home need a home remodeling handyman year round in Hawaii,” it makes good sense to c all someone you know with over 25 yrs experience in general construction experience in building, moreover flooring materials are probably alot cheaper,” cost less, plus have more durability and ling lasting strength.

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Charge of the lithium brigade

Charge of the lithium brigade
IT IS hard to imagine modern life without batteries. These storehouses of power open up new vistas, whether connecting people with the world through portable devices or travelling in electric cars. Yet, like many freedoms, the price is vigilance; the …
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Nonprofits Linked To San Diego Attorney Cory Briggs Flout State, Federal Laws
Most of the stories revolved around money: Briggs' environmental lawsuits against the city of San Diego and the resulting settlements, now tainted by conflict-of-interest allegations; as well as his law firm's multimillion-dollar home loans experts …
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Voting open in Rocky Mountain Power's wattsmart video contest
In addition, a panel of judges will select a grand prize winner to receive $ 10,000 in energy-efficiency merchandise from Lowe's Home Improvement and two runners up will each receive $ 2,500 of home upgrades from Lowe's as well. “There are many options …
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How To Repair Your Garbage Disposal With Alure Home Improvements
As if that's not enough, sometimes water may start surging back up into the kitchen sink with the possibility of overflowing and spilling onto the floor. It can be a nerve-wracking, frustrating predicament that every home owner dreads. Fortunately …
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Veterans home repair company comes under fire
A Quad City based home repair company is coming under fire, accused by some customers of not living up to its promises. The Silvis-based company touts its use of veterans. Called U.S. Vets Home Improvement Company, it's motto on their flyer states …

Ramon Sessions season in review: Journeyman found opportunity in John
With Sessions, an NBA journeyman in his eighth season, Washington not only infused its bench with speed but it also brought more lineup options, as Sessions was able to play off the ball with Wall still on the floor. [John Wall's season in review]. In …
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How Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and Slow Food Theorists Got It All Wrong

How Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and Slow Food Theorists Got It All Wrong
It´s to restore some sense of the benefits of modern food so that we do not waste time and energy trying to turn back the clock but can continue to improve our food system and disseminate those improvements as widely as possible. As to history, I …
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Solid property insurance vital for hurricane prep
She said, “If you've done a major improvement on your home, like redoing the kitchen, or you've done a full-scale remodel, does your insurance company know about it so you can have it replaced? You may need to pay an additional premium in order to have …
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Fitch Rates Comision Federal de Electricidad's Certificados Bursatiles
In February 2015, SENER presented to the Federal Regulatory Improvement Commission (COFEMER) the draft of the operating rules for the wholesale electricity market in Mexico, which will come into operation in January 2016. Fitch estimates that CFE …
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Eclectic murder suspect hit with additional charges
He was paid for the jobs but never completed them, according to Keith Warren who is the executive director of the Alabama Board of Electrical Contractors. Martin was arrested May 22 and charged with five counts of home repair fraud, five counts of not …
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Ancient Selling Method Turns to New Technology to Improve Process

MEMPHIS, TENN. (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

Morris Auction Group is turning to new technology, a smartphone app, to improve one of the oldest recorded selling processes, auction, as they prepare for a large 73-property auction sale on June 11. The Morris Auction Group smartphone app may be downloaded for free by searching for Morris Auction Group in a smartphone app store.

The first recorded instance of an auction in history was in 500 B.C. with the auction method becoming more commonplace with the Roman Empire using auctions to liquidate property and goods referred to as the Atrium Auctionarium. This method was also used by Roman soldiers to share out the spoils of war, and would have catered well to their feelings of triumph in victory.

Typically, a traditional personal property or real estate auction is held where the property is so potential buyers must travel to a specific location. The Morris Auction Group smartphone app gives the auctioneer the ability to deliver the auction directly to potential buyers wherever they may be physically so bidders do not have to travel to a specific location.

“We are one of only a handful of auction companies in the nation utilizing this smartphone app which allows us to deliver the auction to directly potential buyers,” said Jeff Morris, President of Morris Auction and Realty Group. “In today’s fast-paced and hectic world we know our users are going to find it very convenient, especially when we are selling multiple real estate properties located all over town such as our big 73 property auction on June 11.”

Once downloaded to their smartphone the Morris Auction Group app user can browse all of the upcoming auction information, register to be a bidder in an auction, and actually bid on auctions from their phone, if they wish.

Morris Auction Group will be selling up to 73 real estate properties from the Morris Auction Group offices at 2687 Mount Moriah Terrace starting at noon on Thursday, June 11. Detailed information on the real estate properties can be found on the Morris Auction Group smartphone app or online at

June 11 Multi-Property Auction Information:

690 Rocky Brook Cove in Cordova, TN 38018

Fabulous home on an awesome, partially wooded lot off of a quiet cove in a gated community. Four bedroom four bath Brick/Stone home with Media/Theater Room, Game Loft, private office, two fire places, Living Room, Dining Room, Hearth Room, Gourmet Kitchen, granite counter tops, gas cook top, Breakfast Room and Breakfast Bar, eight inch nail down hardwood floor. Bidders may make a pre-auction offer now to buy before the auction on June 11. More information:

8151 N Creekside Circle in Cordova, TN 38016

This 3,200± square foot single family home has four bedrooms including two downstairs master bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Features include: Two Car Garage, Brick Exterior, Fireplace, Chimneyrock Elementary, Cordova High School, Built 1987. More information:

1582 Nesting Dove Cove in Cordova, TN 38016

Selling to settle an estate. This 3,000± square foot single family home has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Features include: In-Ground Pool, Wood Deck, Two Car Garage, Brick Exterior, Fireplace, Cove Lot in Quiet Neighborhood, Riverwood Elementary, Cordova High School, Built 1991. More information:

6938 Amberly Road in Memphis, TN 38119

Features include: Three Bedroom, Two Bath, Granite counters, Gorgeous hardwood floors up & down, Great location, Great home, Great floorplan, Neighborhood pool and clubhouse, Two Car Garage, Private Patio and Courtyard. More information:

971 Wingfield in Memphis, TN 38122 – Contract pending prior to Auction

Features include: Three bedroom, two bath, Detached Garage, Hardwood Floors, Great location, Great home, Within walking distance to Gaisman Park. More information:

Highway 385 Commercial – 2.68± Acres – 7100 Riverdale Bend in Memphis, TN 38125

Features include: Commercial potential, Backs up to the Highway 385, Access from Riverdale Exit & Winchester Rd., Five star location at a value price, Great visibility from Hwy 385 with over 600 ft frontage on Riverdale Bend. More information:

Summer Ave. & Altruria Road in Bartlett, TN 38134

Parcel Id: B0166 C00004 – Features include: 2.75± ac Out Parcel zoned C-H (Commercial Highway), Flat lot ready to develop, Prime Commercial Location on US HWY 70 (Summer Ave) in Bartlett, TN at the corner of Summer Ave and Altruria Road, Traffic count 19108 cars per day. More information:

Colonial Acres Office Building at 1441 South Perkins Road in Memphis, TN 38117

Features include: 1,854± square foot Building, Central Heat & Air, Kitchen, Conference Room, Four Large Offices, Large Reception Area, Front Entryway, Ample Storage, Fenced & Secured Rear Parking Lot, Recent Total Roof Replacement. More Information:

3686 Knight Arnold Road Memphis, TN 38118 – Retail Space

Foreclosure Auction

Features include: 5,000± s.f. Building, Built 1972, 1.21± Acre Lot, Roll Up Garage Door In Rear. More information:

Rental Home Package of 64 Total Properties

Selling Individually so you can buy any, buy some, or buy all. All properties are being sold absolute.

More information on the rental home package:


About Morris Auction Group

Founded in 2007 by Jeff Morris, Morris Auction Group sells all types of real estate including residential, commercial, investment, industrial and agricultural in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Florida along with personal property on request.

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Kitchen Improvement Hollywood Style

When you have a remodeling company look at your kitchen, you need to make sure they listen to your ideas for kitchen improvement. It may be just another job for them, but if it is, they are not the contractors you want working on your house. Your ideas count, and you should make a point to get them across.

Your kitchen can benefit from little extra attention that you keep in mind while improving it. Home kitchen improvement tips can help you get quite right type of kitchen for your home where you would have adequate space, all essential accessories, finest counter tops, counters, excellent exhaustion system, well crafted and furnished cupboards or shelf and off course gas system.

It is a fact that every kitchen is the focal point of any home, be it a house or an apartment or a small condo. There is no home without a cooking area since this is the place where all food preparation takes place. Not only that but people also like to hang out in the kitchen after a hard day’s work. Breakfast is eaten here, the afternoon coffee is also consumed here with some invited friends and children love doing their homework in the kitchen around their moms to help them with the algebra.

One of the areas of your house that you might want to change and improve is the kitchen. You can of course improve it little by little starting with a specific portion first then to the next so that you will not be able to startle yourself on the cost. By doing this, you will notice that small changes can already create a big impact in your kitchen.

So you want to improve your kitchen, but you do not have the time, or an extensive budget for re-decorating. Well do not worry about it anymore. There are plenty of answers to your kitchen problem that will cost you very little time as well as very little money.

If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen with the best modern amenities then you need to include a stainless steel sink on your list. Stainless steel sinks are the most commonly-used item in your kitchen; this is where you wash your dishes, kitchen implements, and ingredients. You need to make sure that you get one of high quality, durable enough to withstand use, and of course, with the right specifications to fit your taste.

When you are about to undertake a kitchen improvement project, one of the things you need to take care of is installing modern kitchen appliances. Old appliances bring down any kitchen and make it look old, boring and bland. Modern appliances for the kitchen, on the other hand, can take any kitchen to the next level and make it elegant, eco-friendly and extremely efficient.

While planning a house, many people tend to overlook the importance of the kitchen. For a huge majority of the population it is just a mandatory portion that has to be in a house but it is not given the appropriate amount of thought process and planning that it deserves.When you are designing, decorating or redesigning your kitchen, one of the most important aspect is building or buying new kitchen cabinets. However with the many types out there, how do you know which one is the best for your own cooking space?

Decorative lighting, can be a way for you to drastically change the look and mood of your kitchen, without breaking the bank. If you kitchen is looking a bit dark and dingy, but you don’t have the money for a complete facelift, then why not give it a partial facelift? Start by giving your cabinets a good clean.

Are you seeking innovative, interesting ways to improve your kitchen? Kitchen improvement through renovation or full-scale remodeling is a great way to breathe new life into your home. This is popular whether you’ve lived in your home for a number of years, or have purchased a home for the first time.

When you think about implementing any future kitchen improvements, you should also consider carefully everything and anything that is needed to make this “once in a life time” kitchen improvements project a reality. You may even want to incorporate some important appliances that are missing in your existing kitchen. Installing items like a dishwasher, or a garbage disposal or perhaps, a microwave oven, may transform your kitchen into a truly useful and inviting place to spend a lot of your precious time.

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Digital Wedding Photography Tips

photographe de mariage suisseWelcome on some great tips for Digital Wedding Photography. Let’s face it, your wedding is one of the most important days in your life, and you want to make sure that your day is captured in the most beautiful way possible! In which case you need not worry. Digital Cameras these days can make the most ordinary photos looks absolutely stunning. My best advice to anyone is to hire a suisse photographe mariage for your wedding day.

When choosing a Digital Wedding photographer you need to make sure that the individual is legitimate. More often than not, the best recommendations usually come from friends and acquaintances who have had a positive experience. The next thing youwant to do is to find out what kind of qualifications the individual has. Find out where the individual took digital photography classes along with great blog inspiration mariage. Do they have a digital photography degree? How many years have they been doing digital wedding photography? Making sure you know all of this can truly save you from any potential disasters.

You also want to find out what kind of equipment they will be using at your wedding. Most digital cameras can hold over 200 images, but you want to make sure that your digital photographer will be prepared for all scenarios. Will the wedding or reception be at night? What happens if it rains? What will the photographer do if his equipment fails. Will he have a backup digital camera as recommends CreativeView ?

As I mentioned earlier, it takes a while for someone to become a great digital wedding photographer. You might want to review samples of previous weddings the photographer has worked on. Most of the reputable digital wedding photographers have samples on their websites as well.

Lastly when it comes to money, I highly recommend that you look at the quality of the work from the digital photographer before you do anything else. The most expensive does not guarantee great digital photos and the cheapest doesn’t always mean a great bargain. Perform the research tips I just explained and your Digital Wedding Photography should come out great!

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Ellen Calmas Named 2015 Outstanding Woman in Family Business Award Recipient

Newton, MA (PRWEB) May 28, 2015

Ellen Calmas, co-founder and executive vice president of Neighborhood Pay Services, the creators of the NPS Rent Assurance® Rent From Payroll® platform, has been named a 2015 Outstanding Woman of Family Business by The Warren Group editorial board. The Outstanding Women Award is an annual award that honors the achievements, commitment and dedication of female family business professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment both within their businesses and in the communities they serve.

Calmas is credited with helping to create a new vertical category in financial services for the rental housing industry that combines improved access to professionally managed rental housing with on-time rent delivery from 30 percent of today’s resident population with less than perfect credit. She actively supports numerous health, civic and arts organizations throughout the Boston area and currently holds board positions for Silent Spring Institute, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she serves on the Foundation Board, and as a Vice Chair for the Trustee Advisory Board, and has chaired the Women’s Cancer Advisory Committee. She was appointed in 2006 to the Massachusetts Commission on the State of Women, where she served for two years.

“I am grateful to be recognized for our company’s accomplishments in eliminating friction around timely rent delivery for millions of renters across the country,” Calmas said. “We take great pride in our work with many of the country’s top property companies to enable their customers – individuals and families living paycheck-to-paycheck – to better manage major financial obligations starting with rent.”

The 2015 Family Business Award Recipients are:

Victoria Amador, Co-Founder & CEO, Tremendous Maid

Ellen Calmas, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, NPS Rent Assurance

Carolyn Crowley Stimpson, Director of Mountain Services, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

Siobhan Derrickson, President, The PostureWorks LLC

Lisa DeTucci, Vice President EatonEustis

Christa Hagearty, President and CEO, Dependable Cleaners

Donna Kelleher, CEO, Next Generation Children’s Centers

Dr. Sharon Livingston, President, ICCA – A Division of Psy Tech Inc.

Amy Silva-Rigtrup, Funeral Director, Silva-Faria Funeral Homes

Mariemma Miller, Co-Founder, Dimples c/o MassChallenge

Robin Tauck, Co-Owner, Former President and CEO, Tauck, Inc.

Maureen Woodman, Director of Catering Sales, Woodman’s of Essex

Awards will be distributed at a breakfast event on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. To see a full list of the Outstanding Women of Family Business and for more information about the awards breakfast, visit:

About Neighborhood Pay Services / NPS Rent Assurance

Neighborhood Pay Services/NPS brings innovative solutions for improved payment reliability to a rapidly growing and evolving rental housing marketplace. We specialize in programs that mitigate payment risk in a diverse credit environment where traditional assessment tools no longer adequately reflect the payment practices of millions of Americans who approach residential rentals as an option to home ownership.

The company’s Rent From Payroll® platform, NPS Rent Assurance®, is designed to help property clients capture incremental occupancy and improve bottom line performance. For individuals and families, NPS Rent Assurance helps to make access to professionally managed rental housing more affordable while assisting in improving credit scores and payment practices as a springboard to migrate into the financial mainstream.

About The Warren Group:

The Warren Group collects and compiles data on real estate sales and ownership throughout New England. We offer a range of real estate products, information services and printed and online publications, including the weekly newspaper Banker & Tradesman and monthly magazine The Commercial Record. The company also produces and organizes trade shows and events for a variety of industries, including bankers, mortgage brokers, credit unions and lawyers. Based in Boston, the company was established in 1872 and is now in its fourth generation of family ownership and management.

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In organizing your nuptials have you been stuck? Would you want ideas however don’t appear to get the answers you’re trying to find on wedding websites that are principal? Don’t stress. One of the most effective techniques for getting a notion to get a wedding would be to study wedding websites to get information on favors. There are now to reading these wedding blogs than commercial websites and other marketing, more advantages.

Beginning on the day he proposed, there are certain wedding etiquette announcements to be observed. The couple should be aware of these wedding etiquette announcements or else wedding could fall into jeopardy.

There are wedding etiquette announcements to be observed when breaking the news to the parents. First, let the people closest to you know of your plans. The groom must ask the bride’s parents for her hand in marriage. It is traditional that men do wedding etiquette announcements to both families but modern times have changed this. Now, both of them can make the wedding etiquette announcements together personally.

great wedding blog will trigger ideas in your face of the type of wedding that you want to have and it will expose you in the wide selection of goods which exist. You’ll find presents for every single sort of crafted wedding including wintertime, beach, autumn. On these blogs you will be able enough to learn about the favored wedding keepsakes that these folks used.

The wedding etiquette announcements for friends can be personally by the couple. They can also plan a party for both their friends and turn it into an engagement party. The couple on this event can choose their maid of honor and best man.

Wedding etiquette announcements for sponsors should be done personally with the help of the parents. The sponsors can be chosen by influence, convenience, prestige, or by relationship. The important thing to remember is to get them to commit in being your sponsors and list them down in your planner.

The wedding etiquette announcements for wedding details can be overwhelming, which is why most couples hire a wedding coordinator. If your budget can fit in the fee for this person’s services, ire them. It will greatly lift the pressure of planning, organizing and supervising the entire event.

The maid of honor often performs wedding etiquette announcements for the bridal shower. The bridesmaids, mother and other women family members are invited to chip in and join the event. Depending on what they have prepared, the bride can expect something as elegant as a garden tea party or wild as a trip to the local men’s strip joint.

The best man makes the wedding etiquette announcements for the bachelor party or stag party. Stag parties require little preparation since most parties only require five things: the groom, food, drinks, music and entertainment. The entertainments have wedding etiquette announcements of using either a stripper or just a regular DVD player and watching x-rated movies.

There is a third option of making wedding etiquette announcements for a “couple” shower. Friends of both the bride and groom organize and celebrate this event. The best choice for this is to have a themed party, something with fantasy on it like a masque ball or have it done like Carmen Elektra and her husband Dave of Inxs where it was one big stripper party.

The wedding preparations:

The wedding etiquette announcements for the flowers should be booked months in advance. The same goes for the caterer, the arranger and the musicians. If the couple decides to hire a wedding coordinator, this will be an easier job for them.

The wedding etiquette announcements for the dress fitting is should also be made weeks in advance. Any adjustments to the dress can be done as the wedding date comes closer. For the men, their clothes are classic pieces so it is no problem for the coordinator. However, it is a must that the groomsmen have a neat hair cut prior to the wedding.

The photography and video documentation needs of the couple should be provided by the coordinator. As a rule, wedding etiquette announcements for photo and video coverage of the wedding can be open to bidders. This way they couple can sample the best work and hire the one they like most at a price that they can handle.

On the wedding event:

Within weeks of the big day, the wedding etiquette announcements for invitations should have already been mailed. Along with it are the wedding etiquette announcements regarding the attire, program, location of the wedding and a map to the reception.

The wedding etiquette announcements for the wedding program at the ceremony is usually printed and given to the guests as they arrive at the church. The couple can skip this if they prefer an informal ceremony.

With the solemnity of church celebration over, it is now time for everyone to relax at the reception. There is still another program in the event but most of it is well-wishes, thanksgiving and entertainment for everyone who attended the wedding.

Why they would examine wedding websites to get info, many individuals might still be questioning. The clear answer is very simple. You will find in fact several rationale regarding why people read these blogs. The very first would be to get moved and inspired. If you are not sure where to begin, by studying the wedding websites you’ll be able to comprehend what individuals used in the past and all the different types of favors that one can purchase. Of course you are going to want a wedding that is unique but this fashion in which you can begin thinking and also pick up several ideas from sites that are different to spin them into your own personal service.

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Next Step Living-Supported Saha Global Introduces Ghana Families to Solar Energy, Cutting Energy Bill Costs and Reducing Carbon Emissions by One Thousand Tons Yearly

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

Saha Global, the woman-run nonprofit bringing solar energy and clean water technology to Northern Ghana, has made a significant impact in the health of families in the region and in new economic opportunities during its seven years of operation. Funded in part by Next Step Living’s Next Step Giving program since late 2013, the nonprofit has transitioned more than 450 families from using kerosene to solar electricity, the carbon reduction equivalent of 1,000 tons a year, and the equivalent of saving thousands of U.S. dollars in utility bill costs for each Ghanaian family.

Prior to its solar endeavors with Next Step Living, Saha Global began as Community Water Solutions, providing clean water to nearly 5,000 families who were previously drinking contaminated water, causing widespread illness. Some 40,000 people are now benefitting from the 74 water businesses Saha Global created to bring clean water to the families.

“We launched Next Step Giving to extend the benefits and potential of our energy-saving solutions beyond just the Northeast by supporting groundbreaking nonprofits such as Saha Global,” said Geoff Chapin, CEO and founder of Next Step Living. “The nonprofit’s initiative to provide clean energy and water was a perfect match to further our mission to provide greater access to energy efficiency and renewable energy. Partnering with Saha Global has helped us achieve that goal on a more global level.”

As a result of Saha Global’s success, Chapin said the company will continue its partnership with a particular focus on expanding solar facilities and serving an additional country. A panel of judges, including Next Step Living Vice President of Outreach Gabe Shapiro, will choose the next country after a pitch event to be held May 31 in Boston, and will be publicly announced at a fundraising event in September.

Starting from scratch, Saha Global founders Kate Clopeck and Vanessa Green began creating solar and water businesses in Northern Ghana, empowering local women to become entrepreneurs in their community. Women, who are often marginalized in the Ghanaian culture, became businesswomen, running solar charging stations powered by community solar, a step into the 21st century in villages where kerosene lamps and lead acid batteries were the norm. Now, people can charge their cell phones and other electronics at the solar charging center, leading to an enormous improvement in energy use. Saha Global has generated nearly 180 new jobs for women entrepreneurs, who run the clean water and energy businesses in Ghana.

“At first our women partners were intimidated by the solar technology, but within days they had the operation down,” said Clopeck. “We’re not only helping them start a business, but we’re also giving them a sense of purpose to help their communities both adopt clean energy, and lead safer, healthier lives.”

Next Step Living and Saha Global Impact to Date

Solar electricity access to close to 500 families, eliminating kerosene lamps. By reducing black carbon by 102.5 kg, there are 92,600 kg of C02 no longer being released into the atmosphere each year.
This has the climate warming equivalent of 1,004.35 tons of CO2 each year.
It is the equivalent of taking 192 cars off the road or planting nearly 24,000 trees.
Eight solar businesses in Ghana provide electricity to more than 450 families, saving each family $ 116 annually. That’s the equivalent of an American family saving thousands on its utility bills.
A team of more than 250 volunteer field representatives to carry out the Saha Global mission since the nonprofit’s founding in 2008.

About Next Step Living

One of the fastest-growing companies in the country, Next Step Living® is the leading provider of whole-home energy solutions in the Northeast. In 2014, Next Step Living continued its triple bottom line focus with an expansion into the commercial sector when it became the exclusive provider of EcoThermal Filter Systems, an innovative energy-saving product for commercial kitchens. Headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District, Next Step Living makes it easy and affordable for people to have a low environmental impact, at home and at work. Next Step Living partners with more than 400 municipalities, civic organizations, leading corporations and utility companies to deliver energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for better living. Please visit for more information.

Floor Liquidators For Inexpensive Home Improvement

The deals offered by floor liquidators should always be looked into if you’re interested in changing your floors. These are companies or stores which offer flooring at deep discounts. They buy closeouts, factory seconds, or bulk quantities, and then pass on those savings to consumers. Closeouts are products which the original company has decided not to sell any longer. The floor liquidator snaps up the remaining product at a bargain price.

Changing your floors with the help of such professionals can mean big savings for you. When shopping, there are a few simple guidelines to follow. These guidelines will make sure that you’re getting a good deal on a product of good quality, and not simply a cheap price on a cheap product.

Who to Trust?
Most of the time, a big name doesn’t necessarily mean a good deal, or a quality product. Floor liquidators are an exception to this rule. You’ve probably seen television commercials or online ads for certain floor liquidators. You can also ask your friends, family and neighbors to see if they have any recommendations. Going with a trusted name is always a good idea when you’re dealing with discount flooring. Some shady businesses sell brand-name “seconds,” claiming that they are really top-quality merchandise. Seconds are actually inferior products, deemed unfit for sale by the original company. Unless you’re going to use the flooring in a place where you don’t care too much about the quality, like a cabin or a garage, it’s best to stay away from most seconds.

Never feel shy about asking questions. Although it’s a big product, you may want to ask to see the entire piece of carpeting or flooring before you buy it. This ensures that the quality sample you’ve already seen is an accurate representation of the entire piece of flooring. It’s easy to choose a nice-looking sample, but you might need to see the entire piece to be completely sure you’re getting a true bargain. Since a “no returns” policy is common among floor liquidators, this is something they’re used to. Someone who has a good reputation and an interest in repeat business will be happy to show you anything you want to see.

Bring Along Experts
If you’re doing your own flooring work, you need to become your own expert before you deal with floor liquidators. Research what brands are best for your needs, learn the warning signs of inferior merchandise, and become knowledgeable about general pricing. This will let you discern between a great deal and a rip-off.

If you’re hiring a contractor or other worker to do your flooring, bring them with you, if possible, to professionals to help you in your decision. This way, they can use their expert eyes to point you towards quality, while avoiding cheaply-made or flawed products.
After finding reputable floor liquidators, shop with confidence. You’ll find the friendly service you’d expect at a retail store, with the big added benefit of extremely low pricing!

John S Evans is a hardwood flooring expert. For more great information on floor liquidators, visit

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Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2015

i2i Systems, the leader in integrated Population Health Management and Analytics solutions for more than 15 years, has earned 2014 Patient Centered Medical Home prevalidation (PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its flagship product i2iTracks, the company announced today.

“We are proud of the work we have done to create healthier populations for so many years and are grateful for the acknowledgement from NCQA once again,” said Janice Nicholson, co-founder and CEO of i2i Systems. “With 2,000 health facilities across the U.S. relying on our software solutions, it is rewarding to achieve milestones like this one, which translates into our PCMH sites optimizing their operations and earning autocredits via i2iTracks to meet their requirements for PCMH recognition.”

NCQA PCMH prevalidation includes a rigorous evaluation of a submitted health IT solution’s functionality including, but not limited to, reporting functions, report examples, screen shots, live demonstrations and other relevant documentation.

i2iTracks version 7.4 is now prevalidated by NCQA to receive autocredit points across a multitude of factors toward NCQA’s PCMH 2014 scoring. As well, it received practice support designation for key factors, which aid the practice in demonstrating compliance.

i2i Systems previously achieved NCQA PCMH prevalidation in 2011. Many of i2i’s clients have been recognized as Patient Centered Medical Homes, including Central Virginia Family Physicians (CVFP). The practice credits i2iTracks with giving them the tools they needed to do the tracking and reporting that is making a difference in the way they care for patients.

“We were simply unable to meet some of the requirements of PCMH without i2iTracks,” said Dr. Robert Elliot of CVFP, a group practice with over 100 providers, 219,000 patients, eight primary care offices, and two urgent care centers in the Lynchburg area of Virginia. CVFP achieved PCMH Level III recognition in 2014.

i2i Systems helps transform healthcare practices into high-performing organizations who are more easily able to achieve PCMH recognition. Healthcare organizations using i2iTracks have unprecedented access to existing data for an entire patient population, enabling care teams to proactively, rather than reactively, manage patients.

Since its first client over 15 years ago, i2i Systems has provided an integrated approach to its software solutions, extracting and standardizing data from disparate electronic health records, practice management and other systems, simplifying the path to actionable information. By providing easy, real-time access to patient data, i2iTracks enables healthcare organizations to deliver care at a whole new level. The results are improved clinical, financial and operational metrics.

About i2i Systems

As a leader and pioneer in Population Health Management and Analytics Solutions, i2i Systems has been proudly serving non-profit and for-profit healthcare organizations for more than 15 years. It started with a simple mission: Creating Healthier Populations. That mission has consistently guided our product and service development and we have never wavered from that commitment. Today, we are helping organizations successfully transition from volume-based to value-based care. We understand that data is the new currency and our fully integrated Population Health-centric solutions are helping physician group practices, community health centers, health center-controlled networks, hospitals, health systems and health plans optimize their clinical, financial and operational success.

To learn why more than 2,000 healthcare facilities in over 35 states chose i2i Systems over any other competitor, visit

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Web site ( contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.


Marcia Y. Barahona, Senior Marketing Manager

MarciaB(at)i2isys(dot)com (707) 575-7100 x138

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