Telco Techs and Truck Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 17, 2017

Mercury Z, a leading national network engineering and field support firm, announced today that the firm and its employees are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October in several unique ways. For the month of October, Mercury Z is authorizing all technicians in the field nationwide to wear company provided pink t-shirts, pink protective sleeves and pink hardhats. The company is matching all employee contributions to Susan G. Komen for the month of October. The company announced one of its techs painted his bucket truck pink as an unique way to increase Breast Cancer Awareness. (See picture attached.)(Video footage also available at for media use at: http://www.mercuryz.com/telco-techs-support-breast-cancer-awareness/) The initiative got started when Antarr Irwin, who works as a Mercury Z Field Supervisor, asked if he could paint his truck pink and use it in the field. Antarr’s commitment to Breast Cancer Awareness was taken to a new level by...

Local Private School Offers a Safe Haven for Gifted and Twice Exceptional Students

October 18, 2017

As public schools struggle with how to best serve special needs students in the midst of the standardization and state standards-focused era, Solid Rock Community School in Tarpon Springs is providing more support and opportunities for students who otherwise do not always fit into the typical school setting. Solid Rock is known for providing multi-age and project-based education for general K-12 education students as well as students with special needs. And this year they have invested in increasing their support for even more students by adding additional social-emotional skill-building support, additional support for high achieving students, and a wrap-around inclusion program for twice exceptional (students with learning disabilities and gifted traits,) and gifted learners too. This year, Solid Rock added a new position of “director of gifted education” to their repertoire, and hired gifted education specialist, Kathleen Casper, J.D., who formerly...

Beauty vs. Bombs: Could Muslim Fashion Unify the World?

October 24, 2017

Let the Beauty of What you Love be What you Do: A quote by Rumi, the famed 13th century mystic, is part of the mission statement of Islamic fashion & lifestyle brand . Its also the north star for Sarah Ansari, the company's founder. Ansari, a mother of four, founded the company in the intensely difficult environment for Muslims, post 9/11. She has persevered for over a decade, as negativity around Islam and Muslims has grown steadily worse. "Beauty has no religion. The beauty of Islamic art and artistic heritage can bring people together when there is no common language they speak", she says.  The artistic traditions in Islam date back over 1400 years. Every major museum in the world has a collection of . Whatever part of the Muslim world you travel to, certain artistic elements and motifs are immediately recognizable. These motifs and elements like geometric patterns, graceful florals, intricate miniatures...

Justin Reynolds To Release Debut Single Masquerade In Support Of New Album 25

October 17, 2017

Singer Justin Reynolds is set to release his long awaited highly anticipated new single and video "Masquerade", taken from the forthcoming debut album 25 on Friday, November 10th. Masquerade will have been sent to radio by the time you finish reading this. The single will be available through Starlight World International Records and Itunes or wherever you buy music. Masquerade, an uptempo production with catchy lyrics and a delicious Latin beat that will lead you right to the dance floor. "This record will be a plus to the much needed playlists that has suffered in recent years." Explains music veteran Andy Herrera. J Reynolds the album features twelve dynamic tracks with a little something for everyone, young and old, other hot singles includes "Champagne You", "Fuego", "Unconditional Love" "No Sleep" and the title track Masquerade. Justin Reynolds who is in the forefront of happenings will also...

Wiha Tools to Introduce a New Merchandising Program at the STAFDA show in Austin Texas

October 18, 2017

Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools will be attending the STAFDA Show in Austin Texas November 12- 14. The focus of this year’s show is to introduce a new merchandising program designed for the professional dealer and user. The program is merchandisable friendly, functional and informative. The majority of the 300 + SKU’s are packaged with easy to open reusable packaging or include a storage solution. Wiha is focused on driving our business with the Professional Tradesman, we pride ourselves on having the best in class products and now have a merchandising concept that supports the channel. During the show Wiha will be offering aggressive STAFDA only promotions to support the merchandising program and our dealers who attend the show. Kelly Ledin, Marketing Manager, said. “STAFDA members are important to our business and the industry, so we have worked hard to develop a promotional program to support them and abide by the requirements of our...

Kickstarter Launches Park Smarts for Kids Board Game 333% Funded in Two Days

October 18, 2017

Park Smarts Adventures for Kids, a series of table top board games on US National Parks, has achieved more than 300% of its initial crowd funding target in just the first two days of its launch on Kickstarter. Each game in the series is specific to individual parks.  The first two games in the series are Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon National Park.  Ultimately, the series will publish games on more than 100 parks and monuments. The games are published by Park Smarts for Kids, LLC, located in the Phoenix, AZ, area.  The company also has a book publishing division.  Dodie Long, CEO and chief creator of the games, together with journalist husband Ron Long, has extensive experience working with the parks after having been CEO of a 50 year old National Parks publisher of photography text books.  The firm’s children’s’ activity books have been sold by many of the parks since its launch in 2013.  It currently has...

Dale Mudt selected as Top Engineer of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

October 17, 2017

Dale R. Mudt, P.Eng. Manager, Process Automation for Suncor Energy Inc. was selected as Top Engineer of the Year for 2017-2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. . With over 3 decades of professional experience as a seasoned and trusted Engineer, Dale has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field.  He has demonstrated...

Grace Tombolato selected as Top Director of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

October 17, 2017

Grace Tombolato, Managing Director & Owner of GTE Human Resource Solutions Pty. Ltd., has been selected as Top Director of the Year for 2017-2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the field.  While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. With over two decades of professional experience, Grace has definitely proven herself as an accomplished professional and devoted advocate and communicator in the business world. ...

Husband-Wife Team Belt It Out to Gel(l) Passion and Purpose

October 18, 2017

The goal of Ashley and Richard Perkin was to create a business that gelled together their commitment to philanthropy, past experience and entrepreneurial drive.  Leveraging Ashley’s background in fashion and Richard’s in business, they designed a line of colorful belts for the whole family and launched Gells.  Why start with a belt?  Richard says the ultimate goal was to bring attention to the causes they support, “We found that because of the designs and colors, our belts served as a good conversation piece – thus creating a platform to raise awareness about causes we feel strongly about.”  5% of all sales is donated to charitable organizations they have partnered with. Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) is one of their Partner Charities.  Ashley and Richard have unfortunately been affected by Breast Cancer with Ashley’s grandmother and Richard’s mother both being diagnosed.  Says Richard, “My mother was...

EndureLash Announces New ENDURE Cloth For Makeup Lovers

October 18, 2017

EndureLash announces new hypoallergenic eyelash cleansing cloth, ENDURE with a chic and modern look available for purchase on October 30, 2017. ENDURE is a reusable cleansing cloth that wipes layers of makeup off instantly. This miracle cloth only requires warm water to work and keeps delicate eyebrows and eyelashes in tact. The focus of EndureLash shifts to encompass not only lash lovers, but all those who wear makeup, those who want to remove daily debris from eyelashes and eyebrows. The hypoallergenic cloth is gentle on sensitive skin around the eyes and is made from Bamboo Ponte which is proven to have antimicrobial properties. Alisa Reyes - American actress who began modeling at age 8 and has made guest appearances on shows such as Six Feet Under, Strong Medicine, The American Family and Boston Public - is the ENDURE cloth’s newest Brand Ambassador. Reyes fully believes in the message behind EndureLash and wants her followers to enjoy the new cleansing cloth as she...

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