Lerner and Rowe 4 Pets for Vets $4500 Donation Match Benefits Local Veterans

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Lerner & Rowe Gives Back

Lerner and Rowe announce agreement to match up to $4,500 for KSLX Mark & Neanderpaul fundraiser that benefits Veterans living with combat-related PTSD/TBI.

The supportive services Soldier’s Best Friend provides combat-injured veterans are extremely beneficial.”

— Kevin Rowe, ESQ.

PHOENIX, AZ, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lerner and Rowe Gives Back announces their agreement to match up to $4,500 for a fundraiser that will directly benefit local Veterans living with combat-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). All funds raised during KSLX radio personalities Mark and Neanderpaul’s week long 4 Pets for Vets promotion will be given to Soldier’s Best Friend to cover costs of pairing four specialty-trained dogs to four veterans at no cost to them. Donations can be made online at kslx.com/4-pets-for-vets.

Most of these service or therapeutic companion dogs are found at local animal shelters. The dogs are then trained and paired with a veteran to help with readjustment challenges and symptoms often triggered by a return to civilian life. Team training between a veteran and dogs takes an average of 6-9 months to complete. Associated cost equal $4,500 per dog.

“As a personal injury attorney, I have seen first-hand the long-term emotional and mental effects that can result from a traumatic event and life-altering injury. Which makes the supportive services Soldier’s Best Friend provides combat-injured veterans extremely beneficial. Add in the fact that the organization also saves the life of a shelter dog, the good work the organization does becomes even more admirable,” stated Kevin Rowe, ESQ.

More and Lerner and Rowe

For additional information about Lerner and Rowe’s Phoenix personal injury attorneys call (602) 977-1900. To learn more about Lerner and Rowe Law Group, call (602) 667-7777 or visit lernerandrowelawgroup.com. In addition, do you need help filing an application or appeal for Social Security benefits? Then contact the law firms other legal partners at Social Security Disability Advocates by calling (602) 952-3200 or online at socialsecuritydisabilityadvocatesusa.com.

To connect with the law firm socially, follow Lerner and Rowe on Twitter, or become a fan of their Facebook page. Also visit lernerandrowegivesback.com to learn more about the community services that the lawyers and legal support team of Lerner and Rowe actively support.


Kevin Rowe, ESQ.
Lerner and Rowe, P.C.
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Fun New 1 for 1 Service Launches to Help Fund Local Schools and Reward Dining

Help Fund Local Schools and Enjoy Rewarding Dining

Help Recruiting for Good Fund a Local School in 2018 Enjoy 1 Year Club Membership to L.A.'s Invite Only Club for Women Who Love to Experience Fine Dining in LA + NY + Vegas

Help Recruiting for Good Fund a Local School in 2018 Enjoy 1 Year Club Membership to L.A.’s Invite Only Club for Women Who Love to Experience Fine Dining in LA + NY + Vegas

Making a Difference is Fun and Rewarding

Recruiting for Good is helping L.A. parents fund local schools by rewarding referrals; schools earn $1500 donations and parents enjoy $1500 in dining rewards.

Your referrals allow us to use recruiting for good, help people find jobs they love, raise money for local schools, and bring joy to people's lives by rewarding fun foodie experiences.”

— Carlos Cymerman, Recruiting for Good Founder

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recruiting for Good is helping parents fund local schools by rewarding referrals to fill open positions. When the staffing agency fills the open position, and employee completes 90 days of employment a school earns a $1500 donation and professional enjoys a $1500 dining reward.

According to Recruiting for Good Founder, Carlos Cymerman, "Your referrals allow us to use recruiting for good, help people find jobs they love, raise money for local schools, and bring joy to people's lives (by rewarding fun foodie experiences)."

How to Help Fund a Local School and Earn Dining Reward

1. Email Carlos(at)RecruitingforGood(dot)com an open position at a company.
2. Recruiting for Good finds a professional for the position, and earns a finder's fee.
3. Professional completes probation period; school earns $1500 donation and parent enjoys $1500 dining reward.

Rewarding 3 Fun Dining Experiences

1) Enjoy an exclusive dinner with 10 friends at one of LA's best restaurant.
2) Enjoy a private baking/cooking party at The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica.
3) Enjoy a weekend getaway in N.Y., or Vegas (flights, hotel, and dining gift card).

Carlos Cymerman, "Women who participate and help Recruiting for Good fund schools in 2018, earn a 1 year club membership to Rewarding Dining; enjoy exclusive fine dining experiences, fun parties, and travel rewards."


Recruiting for Good, a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals kicka$$ jobs, since 1998. Companies retain us to find the best talent in Accounting/Finance, Engineering, and IT professionals. Referrals help us fund local schools and reward fun dining and travel to celebrate life, visit: www.RecruitingforGood.com.

Rewarding Dining is an exclusive invite only club for women who love to experience the best restaurants in LA, NY, and Vegas. Members enjoy exclusive fine dining experiences, fun parties, and travel rewards. www.RewardingDining.com

Carlos Cymerman
Recruiting for Good
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Glen Lerner Gives Back is Packing Hope with Phil’s Friends

Glen Lerner Gives Back

Glen Lerner Gives Back is excited to partner with Phil’s Friends to bring hope to victims of cancer and their families.

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys will be at the Indiana Hope Center in Crown Point, Indiana, sending hope in the form of care packages with Phil’s Friends.

A cancer diagnosis can leave a person feeling hopeless, alone, scared, and helpless. Phil’s Friends gives us the chance to be the bearers of light in a seemingly hopeless situation.”

— Glen Lerner

CROWN POINT, INDIANA, US, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Friday, June 22, the team at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys will do our part to spread hope to those who so desperately need it. From 9:30am to 11:00am, we will be at the Indiana Hope Center in Crown Point, Indiana, packing and sending the light of hope in the form of care packages with Phil’s Friends. Our team is excited to lend our time to such a noble cause.

Phil’s Friends is a nonprofit, Christian agency with the mission to bring hope and support to those battling cancer in the United States. They do this by providing care packages and weekly Cards of Hope to patients and their families. They also invoke the power of prayer to assist and support cancer patients on their road to recovery.

Founder Phil Zielke knows exactly how the kind of hopelessness and defeat can cloud one’s mindset after a cancer diagnosis. As a two-time cancer survivor himself, Mr. Zielke is no stranger to these feelings. These feelings of despair can have a crippling effect on not only the patient, but their family as well. That is why Phil’s Friends is committed to being the light for families that have found themselves in the dark. Each care package is assembled by a caring volunteer with items to bring comfort and joy to its recipient. Along with the care packages, patients will also receive weekly encouragement from our volunteers in the form of Cards of Hope. These hand-colored cards aim to let the patient and their family know that they have more people in their corner praying for their recovery.

“A cancer diagnosis can leave a person feeling hopeless, alone, scared, and helpless. These feelings aren’t limited to the person who receives the diagnosis. Cancer can send shockwaves throughout a whole family. We make a living out of bringing people closure during some of their darkest times. Volunteering with Phil’s Friends gives us the chance to be the bearers of light in a seemingly hopeless situation,” says attorney Glen Lerner. “We are excited and proud to give our time and energy to provide hope to those who need the strength to continue one of the hardest fights of their life.”

About Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys began helping people with personal injury and dangerous drugs claims in Nevada over 25 years ago. Over the past two decades, Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys has grown into one of the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in the country, with over 50 attorneys and nearly three hundred employees located in Nevada, Arizona, California, Illinois, and Indiana. The Glen Lerner attorneys also have relationships with attorneys across the country to help those hurt outside of states where the firm practices. The firm also assists with social security claims nationally and dangerous product lawsuits such as talcum powder ovarian cancer cases and diabetes drug Onglyza heart attack claims. For additional information, visit glenlerner.com, or call (702) 877-1500.

Follow the law firm on Twitter (twitter.com/glenlerner) and like their Facebook page (facebook.com/glenlernerinjuryattorneys) for current updates regarding legal topics and their community involvement and contributions.

Christopher D. Wetherspoon
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys
(312) 590-6009
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Philadelphia Law Firm reflects upon success of its Apprenticeship Program to introduce young lawyers to the profession

Frank Lauletta, Partner at the Law Firm Lauletta Birnbaum

Frank Lauletta, Partner at the Law Firm Lauletta Birnbaum

Website of Lauletta Birnbaum, Frank Lauletta, Partner

Website of Lauletta Birnbaum, Frank Lauletta, Partner

Office of Lauletta Birnbaum, Frank Lauletta, Partner

Office of Lauletta Birnbaum, Frank Lauletta, Partner

Review of eight-year-old Program confirms success; graduates have become law firm partner, general counsel of corporation, a Judge Advocate for the U.S. Army.

Lauletta Birnbaum LLC (N/A:N/A)

[Our Law Firm wants] them to focus on learning what makes clients happy, such as lightning-fast response times,… and of course quality work product. …”

— Frank Lauletta, Partner at Lauletta Birnbaum

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Attorneys Frank Lauletta and Lloyd Birnbaum, founders of business law firm Lauletta Birnbaum, LLC, both came from large national law firms. Although they valued the training and experience they received in the large law firm model, they knew that their firm’s middle market clients could not and would not pay the billable rates that large law firms charge for inexperienced attorneys.

“Big law firms compete to secure the best and brightest law school graduates with higher compensation; this means higher billable rates for young associates, which means higher legal fees for clients,” said Frank Lauletta. “If you’re one of the few graduates lucky enough to land one of those high-paying jobs, then take it. The compensation plus the Big Law experience makes it worth it.”

“However,” Lauletta continued, “there are great young applicants that just miss the large law firm cut and their main concern is – or at least it should be – to gain quality experience and training to help propel them into a long and successful legal career.”

Frank and Lloyd recognized a problem for hard-working recent graduates: despite being at the top of their class, they could not land a Big Law position because the competition is so stiff. At the same time, middle-market businesses – lacking the deep pockets of major corporations – were struggling to find the high-quality legal representation they demand. Their response was the Apprenticeship Program that they set up at their law firm in response to these two problems. Instead of promising top compensation, the Firm promises to focus on training – not only in the law, but also in the business of law. The Firm doesn’t want associates in the Program to worry about billable hours or how much revenue they generate. Instead, said Lauletta, “we want them to focus on learning what makes clients happy, such as lightning-fast response times, setting reasonable expectations, delivering what we say we are going to deliver on time, and of course quality work product. As young attorneys in our Program begin to develop these qualities, they start to work directly with clients to hone their communication skills.”

The Program is a win-win for both attorneys and clients. Lauletta Birnbaum its first-year associates at low rates, well below even paralegal rates at most large Philadelphia firms. Thus, legal services become more affordable for middle-market businesses, and Program Participants gain valuable professional experience, including direct client contact.

Since its inception in 2010, ten attorneys have completed the Program; six of those ten attorneys still work for Lauletta Birnbaum, and one recently made partner. As for the participants who left the Firm, Lloyd Birnbaum said: “we are extremely proud that they have used our platform to propel themselves into top-notch positions around the country.” Indeed, they have been quite successful. Among the Program Graduates is a general counsel of a large corporation, an attorney at an international law firm, a Judge Advocate for the U.S. Army, and an attorney at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Concluded Birnbaum, “It’s really exciting to see all of our participants thriving because it confirms the success of the vision we had over eight years ago.”

About the Law Firm Lauletta Birnbaum:

Lauletta Birnbaum provides a range of corporate, transactional, intellectual property, and litigation services to private and public companies throughout the country in various industries such as software, high technology, energy, media, banking and real estate development and leasing. Designed to maximize flexibility and value in this challenging business climate, the firm offers real-world business strategy and legal expertise, often serving as outside general counsel to its clients. To learn more, visit lauletta.com. – Frank Lauletta was selected as a finalist for “Attorney of the Year” by SmartCEO‘s Power Players Awards (2014), http://smartceo.com/2014-philadelphia-power-players-frank-lauletta/ and selected as a “Best Attorney in Business” by South Jersey Biz magazine (2014, 2015), http://www.southjerseybiz.net/articles/?articleid=879, http://southjerseybiz.net/articles/?articleid=1061

Caitlin Mattera
Lauletta Birnbaum
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YouTube video of Lauletta Birnbaum, showing social involvement of the law firm.

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How to Select the Location of Your New Manufacturing Plant

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Map of Manufacturing Plant

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Looking for a location for your new manufacturing plant? Read about these 5 relocation factors that have a direct impact on employees and corporate tax rates.

For each candidate location, it’s crucial to calculate the total impact of local, state, and national taxes, including property-based taxes.”

— Formaspace

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Determining where to locate your next manufacturing plant can be a difficult decision, and it’s one that requires significant due diligence. We take a comprehensive look at the key factors — from the availability of skilled workers to effective corporate tax rates and quality of life issues — that can make your manufacturing relocation plan a success.

First, a quick disclaimer: as well all know, no two manufacturing operations are alike. For example, the needs of a specialized, R&D-driven medical devices company will be different from a price-sensitive, mass-market consumer goods operation. Likewise, an OEM electronics component supplier whose output delivery needs to be timed to the minute to satisfy a major automotive manufacturing plant will have different location requirements than a manufacturer processing raw materials sourced from a mining operation in Wyoming.

In other words, even though we’re presenting a comprehensive framework of manufacturing relocation factors, we hope it’s obvious that the importance of any one factor will be determined by the specific needs of your organization! Having said that, let’s take a look at hard costs first, followed by indirect, soft costs. Then we’ll look at some future trends to consider when weighing a manufacturing relocation decision, followed by a short list of some of the leading low-cost domestic and foreign locations. Finally, we’ll take stock of the pros and cons that could influence your own decision.

Manufacturing Relocation: Direct Hard Cost Factors to Consider

In this section, we’ll look at five relocation factors that can have a direct, measurable impact on the bottom line.

1. Supply Chain Infrastructure / Logistics and Access to Customer Markets

Does the candidate location bring you closer to your customer markets? Moving your manufacturing plant closer to your customers can help you increase profits or build up market share by speeding up delivery times, reducing inventory, and cutting costs.

Can you build an efficient, end-to-end supply chain in the candidate city, or will delivery of some components or raw materials be compromised by long distances or unreliable connections? Will weather conditions create unacceptable delays during part of the year?

We recommend performing a complete review of the region’s infrastructure, e.g. deepwater ports, freight rail access, trucking and highway connections, international airports, expediting and transshipment services, as well as Internet, communication, power and water utilities to determine if they are reliable and efficient enough to meet your specific needs.

2. Effective Corporate Tax Rates and Incentives

For each candidate location, it’s crucial to calculate the total impact of local, state, and national taxes, including property-based taxes. Quite a few jurisdictions offer tax breaks and rebates to companies in exchange for activities that benefit their community, such as renovating existing facilities or remediating brown-field sites, investing in targeted industries that create new jobs or conducting research and development activities.

(If your customer includes the Federal Government, don’t overlook preferential contract treatment set-asides — through the HUBZone program, for example — for companies headquartered in historically low-income census tracts.)

It’s also becoming more common for major companies, such as Boeing or Amazon, to conduct highly-publicized campaigns when choosing the location of a new facility. Many cities, regions, and states are willing to negotiate multi-year tax incentives or abatements in exchange for creating new jobs or locating facilities in their jurisdictions. Incentives may be available at the country level as well; for example, France has become notably more aggressive in courting tech-oriented companies.

3. Tax Domiciles, Exchange Rates and Economic Conditions

While smaller manufacturing companies are likely to keep things simple by limiting themselves to domestic operations, large corporations, such as Apple and Nike, have recently been thrust into the news as details of their highly complex tax domicile and ownership structures have been leaked to the press.

That’s quite a bit beyond our remit to provide that level of corporate advice*, as we’d rather stick to much more transparent considerations, such as exchange rates and general economic conditions. With respect to exchange rates, quite a few multi-national companies find it advantageous to hedge against dramatic shifts in exchange rates by having multiple manufacturing bases around the world. When one currency goes up, production can shift to a location with a more favorable exchange rate. And countries with long-term economic growth (and rising consumer incomes) obviously make better candidates for locating consumer goods manufacturing plants — unless your goal is to export 100% of the goods from countries with very low, depressed wages.

*We do note that proposed changes to the US Corporate tax code now before Congress (as of late November 2017) are worth careful monitoring as potential changes to the tax code may encourage US companies to repatriate their foreign-earned profits back to the USA.

4. Business Regulatory Regimes and Customs/Trade Agreements

Substantial trade agreements (such as NAFTA in North America), customs unions (such as the European Union), and special economic zones (such as China’s Shenzhen, the city immediately north of Hong Kong) have helped create regional manufacturing zones, where goods in process (as well as completed goods) can travel across country borders with minimal delays or customs duties. Harmonizing regulations across borders has also reduced non-tariff-based trade barriers. This combination has led to the development of highly-sophisticated manufactured goods supply chains; for example, oftentimes the individual components of automobiles produced North America make multiple trips across the Mexican, US, and Canadian borders before final assembly.

There are also new agreements are on the horizon that may impact manufacturing relocation decisions as well, such as the revived negotiations for a pan-Pacific trade agreement (once known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership) that will stretch from Canada to Chile, to New Zealand and Australia, to Japan and, potentially, Korea. (The US has opted out, and China has yet to be invited.

On the one hand, so important are the ramifications of major trade agreements and customs unions, such as NAFTA and the EU, that they can be considered in some cases to be the sole determining factor when deciding where to locate a new manufacturing plant. On the other hand, these agreements can be politically controversial: witness the UK’s vote to leave the EU over issues such as free movement of people — despite repeated warnings from companies, such as Honda and Airbus, that a ‘hard’ Brexit would put their UK manufacturing operations at risk. Similarly, many American workers have come to resent NAFTA, for whom the agreement represents nothing more than jobs shifting to Mexico. However, changes to the NAFTA agreement recently proposed by the US trade representatives may prove just as disruptive to workers in the Detroit automobile industry as it will to mid-west farmers who depend upon grain sales to Mexico.

The bottom line: when choosing a manufacturing location, have your eyes wide open to potential treaty and regulatory regime changes that may be on the horizon. Carefully investigate business regulations, permitting times (maddeningly long in Brazil and Greece), environmental regulations, and labor rules that would apply in your proposed new location. For example, European Union rules governing environmental pollution (such as the elimination of lead in manufacturing processes) and greenhouse gas reduction can be surprisingly strict, as can requirements for compensation and notice due to workers facing potential layoffs.

5. Business Operating Costs

Performing due diligence on direct business operating costs is next. You’ll want to collect data on these areas:

Facility / Real Estate Costs
What is the market for purchasing or leasing real estate? Will it be more advantageous to build or rent a new facility or renovate an existing one? Can you get an option for potential expansion? What are the tax implications (mentioned above) for owned property, including tools and inventory?

Utility Costs
Is the country self-sufficient in energy or could its supplies be disrupted by an energy boycott or cutoff? Are the utility costs favorable and services reliable? Will you need to budget for more than just emergency backup generators? Industries with high energy demands, such as data centers or aluminum alloy manufacturers, tend to gravitate to locations with low-cost energy resources, such as hydroelectric power.

Labor Unions and Wage Costs
What is the availability of skilled workers required for your manufacturing plant? What are the current local wage rates and minimum wage standards? Are there local training centers that graduate workers with the skills you need, or will you need to invest in training programs or pay to relocate staff? Are most manufacturing plants unionized in this location? Does the location have open or closed shop union regulations? How would you characterize the labor union’s relationship with local industry?

Employee Benefits such as Healthcare, Pensions, Unemployment, Insurance
What are the customary employee benefits in this location?

For example, will defined-benefit retirement plans (e.g. traditional pensions) or defined-contribution retirement plans (e.g. 401K) planned-benefit pensions be required as part of the compensation package?

What about employer-provided healthcare plans? Keep in mind that outside the USA most healthcare plans do not require employer contributions, these are provided either by direct insurance plans paid directly by individuals or funded by the government directly.

Is the employer responsible for paying unemployment, occupational accident or life insurance policy premiums in the proposed location? While these are benefits typically offered by American companies, this can vary worldwide.

Manufacturing Relocation: Indirect and Soft Cost Factors to Consider

Now let’s take stock of some of the indirect factors that you should consider when undertaking a manufacturing plant location analysis.

1. Network Effect / Industry Clusters / Talent and Knowledge Base

Historically, many industries tend to cluster in certain geographic areas. Examples of this include the auto and truck industry in Detroit, computers, and software in Silicon Valley, pharmaceuticals in New Jersey, entertainment and media in Los Angeles, and finance in New York City or London. If there is such a cluster of industry in your sector, you should weigh potential pros and cons of the “network effect” that comes from being located near your competitors. When a region is known for a particular industry segment, it can attract talent and support institutional “know-how” that takes many beneficial forms, from informal industry contacts to educational programs in area schools and universities. It could also lead to job poaching or worse, such as compromising industrial secrets, which may lead you to decide to avoid being located anywhere near a competitor!

2. Business Transparency and Criminal Activity

As Americans, we tend to think of successful business transactions in terms of offering the best deal, the best product, the best service. As such, the idea that you have to pay a bribe to a potential customer or an official to secure a deal, or obtain a license or agreement doesn’t happen that often (not the least of which because it’s illegal this country). However, this level of business transaction transparency is not universal around the world. Paying money to customers, government officials, and organized crime figures can be commonplace in some parts of the world, which in turn, can pose problems for Americans who want to avoid these practices and also avoid violating American law. The stakes can be even higher. Criminal activities can be life-threatening in countries such as Mexico, Honduras, or El Salvador, where kidnapping company officials (or their spouses or children) for exorbitant ransoms are not unheard of. In these regions, hiring bodyguard protection and the use of secure, armored vehicles are considered a good investment.

3. Cost of Living for Employees

Can your employees afford to live well in the proposed location or will high or rising costs drive up wage costs? Take a look at housing affordability, the effective income tax rates (for national, state, and city taxes, if applicable) as well a property taxes.

Is there a way for employees to get to work efficiently, such as via a cost-effective public transportation system? Will they spend hours commuting to work — either because the road/transit system is poor and overcrowded or the commute distance between the manufacturing plant and affordable housing is too far?

4. Quality of Life Consideration

Health and Safety

What’s the homicide rate? How many deaths occur on the highway due to accidents? Are there drug and crime epidemics in the region? Do the area’s hospitals and doctors provide sufficient preventative and emergency care?

Educational Institutions

Are the public schools high quality, or will it be necessary for employees to educate their children privately, for example, at expensive, English-language international schools?

Are there institutions of higher learning that can attract candidates and provide a source of skilled, creative employees?

Cultural Institutions, Language, Religious Worship

Does the city offer museums, symphonies, theater and other enriching cultural institutions? Will company executives and family members need to learn a foreign language? Does the city or state allow for freedom of assembly and religious worship?

Diversity and Inclusion

Are the city and its workforce culturally and racially diverse? If located abroad, are there equal opportunities for women, or will female managers or expat family members find themselves excluded from many aspects of daily work and home life? Will LGBT employees and expat family members be accepted or discriminated against?

Recreation and Leisure

Are there amateur or professional sports teams in the city or region?

Debbie Zack
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What’s next for NAFTA?

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5 Ways Custom Conference Tables Can Help You Make Better Decisions

Height Adjustable Conference Table in Lounge

Height Adjustable Conference Table in Lounge

Custom Conference Table

Custom Conference Table

Custom Round Conference Table

Custom Round Conference Table

Trapezoid Conference Table

Trapezoid Conference Table

Racetrack Conference Table

Racetrack Conference Table

Did you know that the shape of a conference table can have an affect on the success of your meetings? Read more about how to customize them to fit your needs!

Like all the office furniture in our Weldmarx collection, we can customize conference tables to fit your exact needs.”

— Formaspace

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — We take a look at how business leaders can use custom conference tables to influence the decision-making process during face-to-face meetings with employees and clients.

In a world where opinions and (mis)information can spin out of control, what can be done to regain trust and take back control of the decision-making process? The answer is to get people together IRL (in real life). It’s time to set aside the instant messaging chat software for a moment and get back into the habit of meeting face-to-face with your employees and customers across an old school solid wood conference table.

Getting to Yes: Custom Conference Tables Give You a Psychological Advantage

When you need to get to “yes” in a meeting, there is nothing like meeting face-to-face. But there is more to the story. As you may have heard, there’s also quite a bit of theory about the psychological aspects of conference table layouts and seating arrangements, and the effect they can have on influencing meetings.

For example, installing one or more impressive custom conference tables can make a lasting, positive impression on your colleagues and visitors (even an intimidating one — if that’s your thing) as part of your overall branding program.

Different office conference table shapes can affect the unspoken power dynamic around the conference table. Awareness of this insight can help you influence meeting outcomes.

Let’s use our new collection of five different Weldmarx conference tables to illustrate the point.

If Your Goal is to Make a Decision at a Pitch Presentation…

The new Weldmarx CIII trapezoid-shaped conference table is ideal for making presentations to a group of key decision-makers. The unique trapezoidal design is wider at the far end; this allows participants to view a live presentation or video screen without having to lean forward to try to get a clear view. From a psychological perspective, the trapezoidal table format helps reinforce the power hierarchy: the senior manager will sit in the “power position” at the opposite end of the table from the presenter.

The New Weldmarx CIII trapezoidal conference table is ideal for making presentations to a group, thanks to its unique shape. Shown here is the custom version we built for display at the NeoCon 2017 contract furniture show.

Like all the office furniture in our Weldmarx collection, we can customize conference tables to fit your exact needs. For example, at the NeoCon 2017 contract furniture show, we’ll be exhibiting a custom, height-adjustable trapezoidal solid wood conference table made of walnut, tricked out with a hidden console under the surface that rises to reveal an LED illuminated control panel with built-in Bluetooth controls, HDMI video connections, USB ports and power supply connections.

If You Need to Collaborate During Face-to-Face Meetings with Employees…

When you need to encourage participation, round and elliptical tables are an excellent choice because they put participants at ease by giving each person an equal place at the table.

To maintain a collaborative atmosphere, avoid taking a leadership ‘command and control’ stance by moving your chair back or removing chairs to your right or left. This will send an intimidation signal that can undermine the goal of your meeting.

If you want to get honest, collaborative input, roundtables like our new Weldmarx CI are perfect for 4 – 5 participants. These tables have a central cone-shaped support column which provides a stylish touch and offers more legroom.

When it’s Time to Make Some Important Decisions…

If round and elliptical tables are designed for collaboration and collecting input, then long rectangular tables (and the rounded corner variant known as ‘racetrack’ conference tables) are the best choices when it’s crunch time, and you need to come to a decision.

Why is this? Long rectangular tables help reinforce management hierarchy.* When the group leader sits at one end of a long office conference table, he or she is establishing a psychological presence that reinforces a position of power. The person seated at the opposite end of the table typically sits in an opposing ‘judgment role.’

As Machiavellian as this may sound, it’s often the right recipe for making crisp, clear decisions on topics ranging from product scheduling issues to budget requests and contract approvals.

* Large rectangular conference tables make a good fit for the larger conference rooms. To maintain order during formal meetings, it’s best to specify a table that’s at least 4-foot across to reduce the tendency of participants to lose focus by interacting with those seated directly across from them. On the other hand, if you want more social interaction, such as in an employee lounge setting, it’s useful to specify a narrower table.

The long rectangle format Weldmarx CV conference table is ideal for making decisions. Like the entire Weldmarx collection, Weldmarx CV solid wood conference tables are available in your choice of oak, maple or walnut.

Depending on the design of your conference room, you may prefer to choose the rounded corners of a ‘racetrack’ shaped conference table. From a psychological perspective, this design literally ‘takes a little edge off’ the power dynamic associated with a traditional rectangular conference table. Those seated at the corners of a rounded racetrack style table will feel more included.

A variant of the traditional rectangular conference table, the “racetrack” design of the Weldmarx CIV has comfortable, rounded corners. It’s available in different sizes to fit your conference room requirements.

When it’s Time to Have a Little Fun at the Office…

Sometimes you just want to have a little fun at the office. How about a set of conference tables that convert into ping pong table so you can let off a little steam during the workday?

Brooke Turner
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Migraine Awareness Gets Another Penguin Treatment

Dr. Frederick Godley, courtesy of AMD

Walk a mile in a migraine-sufferer’s shoes and make changes to prevent triggers

Individuals and business must be more caring for those with this invisible disease”

— Dr. Frederick Godley

OTTAWA/NORTH KINGSTOWN, CANADA/U.S.A, June 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chocolate Moose Media’s penguins are at it again in a second short, animated video for the Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) supporting migraine sufferers worldwide.

This version, called Show You Care: Make Your Workplace Migraine Friendly, uses the little tuxedo-ed creatures to show how it feels to walk in a sufferer’s shoes and offers suggestions about changes that can be made in the office and at home to diminish migraine triggers.

“When people cannot see something like a rash or a cast (to indicate a migraine episode), it reduces empathy….(and with this video) we are raising people’s awareness that individuals and business must be more caring for those with this invisible disease,” says Dr. Frederick Godley, president of the AMD.

Migraine headaches affect 12 percent of the population and are more common than Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis combined.

A third video will be released closer to World Migraine Solidarity Day (June 21) urging people to wear a pair of sunglasses to display their support for sufferers.

About Chocolate Moose Media

Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) is the world’s leading producer of animated behaviour-change communications aimed at solving health and social issues around the world. Led by renowned social innovator, director and humanitarian Firdaus Kharas, CMM produces animation, documentaries, videos and television series designed to educate, entertain and change societal and individual behaviour to positively influence viewers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, especially those of children and young adults, in order to better the human condition. More than 3,600 animated videos in 245 language versions are available online in a Vimeo channel.

About the Association of Migraine Disorders

The association is a non-profit organization with a mission to end the suffering from migraine illness through research, education, and collaboration. For further information visit http://www.migrainedisorders.org.

Mike Levin
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Gabriel Btesh is Building a Better Future for Panama

Gabriel Btesh is creating an abundance of jobs for the people of Panama.

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA, CENTRAL AMERICA, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Btesh family has always been extremely loyal and revered throughout their home country of Panama.

Growing a small business into an international company, Btesh’s father laid a sturdy foundation for his son. Yet, even the ambitious young Gabriel Btesh couldn’t fathom the skyscraper of a company he would build upon that foundation.

What the company would become wouldn’t simply be a legacy for the Btesh family. It would raise the bar on architectural integrity throughout Panama. Plus, it would create over 10,000 jobs within a span of ten years.

The Decision

After taking over the family business, Gabriel Btesh had a decision to make. He knew that there was a growing opportunity in real estate, especially in Panama.

So, he took the gamble and eventually found his knack in the constructional side of real estate.
Being creative and well-educated, Btesh learned quickly that he had a talent for the industry.

While he maintained the core of the company Gabriel Btesh’s father, Jack Btesh, he explored this new avenue. During this exploration, the explosion of jobs and opportunities for local Panama people came into effect.

Hiring the People of Panama

After securing his first major project, the Mall Los Pueblos, Btech employed people to build for him.

Soon after the mall was built, stores started to rent out the spaces in the mall. Eventually, there was a whole new shopping center built around the mall. The retail locations inside the mall hired more employees.

Then, when the mall became the most popular shopping center in Panama, it secured the constructional integrity of Btesh’s company. While people knew the solidarity backing the Btesh name, real estate and construction was a whole new endeavor.

Although, the success of the Mall Los Pueblos eradicated any doubt and helped Gabriel Btesh secure more jobs.
Thus, the cycle repeated.

Economic Development

By securing the positive cycle of employees, and growing bigger as a company, the economy flourished.

If people have jobs, they have money to spend. When they spend their money, putting it back into the economy, it circulates in a positive and accumulative manner.

Additionally, Btesh didn’t just build retail locations. The company also spearheaded entertainment and tourist destinations, such as the Santa Maria Golf & Country Club and 5-Star hotels.

These embellishments to the country brought tourists, as well as entertainment, which also skyrocketed the economy.

Plus, the increase in entertainment made those portions of Panama more desirable to live in. Thus, more affluent people moved to the area.

This also helped add money and jobs into the economy.

In summation, Gabriel Btesh has succeeded in building a better future for his home country of Panama. Not only has he and his company expanded the economy, it has restored hope and prosperity to the region.

Due to Gabriel Btesh’s dedication and perseverance, it’s estimated that each of Btesh’s construction projects ultimately created 1,000 jobs.

Therefore, throughout the past ten years, Gabriel Btesh has single-handedly created more than 10,000 jobs throughout Panama.

Eric Ash
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The Moffatts, Music Sensation, Share “Stand By Me” Song as the Official Anthem for Chaperone: Safety and Security App

Chaperone’s Home Screen

The Moffatts

"With a home security system you have to get to your keypad. Chaperone is at your fingertips.”

MALIBU, CA, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Joining Chaperone’s personal safety and security app by sharing their rendition of iconic song, “Stand By Me” is Canadian pop/rock country band, The Moffatts. Designed to help people stay safe, even when they’re alone, this smart phone app delivers the latest in GPS and monitoring technology that provides a virtual chaperone to anyone with a smart phone.

Originally recorded by legendary performer Ben E. King, and inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2015, as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant,” Stand By Me is the perfect companion for this personal safety application that provides live assistance in potentially dangerous situations and has the potential to reduce emergency response time.

“Because crime statistics involving women are so high —every 98 seconds another American is sexually assaulted, one in four female students is assaulted on college campuses and more than seven million women stalked every year— I was motivated to make a difference,” Melissa Shaffer, the product’s inventor announced.

As a crime survivor herself, Shaffer wants to spare other people from suffering years of PTSD like she did. “Stand By Me, is the perfect anthem for this potentially lifesaving app. I want peace of mind before something happens. Even at home, if I think I hear something I can connect with Chaperone and it will stay with me as I walk through the house and make sure it’s safe and secure,” Shaffer continues. “If something does happen, we provide emergency response and we collect audio and video evidence. With a home security system you have to get to your keypad. Chaperone is at your fingertips.”

“Ultimately, the goal is to make lives better,” Shaffer said. “I want to prevent people from feeling scared to be alone.”

Aurora DeRose
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LGBTQ Denver PrideFest Gets FICO Lord Poobah and United States Child ID Guardian Howe High as Kite

United States Credit Czar David Howe arrives in Miami after weekend celebration at Denver PrideFest 2018

United States Credit Czar David Howe arrives in Miami after weekend celebration at Denver PrideFest 2018

Rainbow flags abound and represent strength through diversity

Rainbow flags abound and represent strength through diversity

Thousands celebrate together and enjoy incredible talent from performers

Thousands celebrate together and enjoy incredible talent from performers

Denver City Hall inscription conspicuous and meaningful for all during PrideFest

Denver City Hall inscription conspicuous and meaningful for all during PrideFest

United States Credit Czar celebrates the best of humanity with hundreds of thousands at Denver Gay Pride 2018

Yes, it’s critical that each of us remember our nation’s dark and shameful past with bigotry, hatred, and injustice against our fellow citizens so that we’re not condemned to repeat it.”

— FICO Lord Poobah and USA Credit Czar David Howe

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing consumer reporting agency for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity theft, announced today the attendance at the 2018 Denver Gay Pride Festival (https://denverpride.org/) by SubscriberWise founder, national child identity guardian, and US Credit Czar David Edward Howe.

The annual event was attended by an estimated quarter million people and celebrates the incredible diversity, humanity, community concerns, love, and remarkable talents of the LGBTQ community — including their families, friends, and supporters from around the nation and the world.

“If any one is wondering if the United States Credit Czar is flying high as a kite after returning from the ‘Mile High’ city, then wonder no more,” exclaimed David Howe, SubscriberWise founder and USA identity guardian for America’s babies, girls, and boys. “But don’t assume it’s a high from the Colorado- widely-available miracle plant known as Cannabis. Rather, the Credit Czar achieved an unmedicated and blissful high from a weekend of celebration with hundreds of thousands of loving, generous, thoughtful, courageous, and profoundly creative individuals who marched for equity and justice around Denver and the Colorado State Capitol.

“Yes, this year’s Denver gay pride parade and festival was indeed a spectacular event,” continued Howe. “However, among all the VIPs, the colorful parade and grand events, the corporate supporters including Coors, FedEx, Google, HP, Nissan, Sheraton, Target, United Airlines, US Bank, and so many others — the most meaningful thing for Credit Czar was to witness so many families and so many children celebrating inclusion, diversity, tolerance, and acceptance for all.

“But we must keep in mind that there is also a serious side to gay pride festivals here and around the world,” insisted Howe. “The serious side involves the struggle for civil and human rights – and the rights of every human being for that matter. Yes, it’s critical that each of us remember our nation’s dark and shameful past with bigotry, hatred, and injustice against our fellow citizens so that we’re not condemned to repeat it.

“June is LGBTQ pride month and celebrations take place all over the USA and the world,” added Howe. “The catalyst for gay pride is to honor the Stonewall riots in Manhattan decades ago and, in particular, the incredibly strong and courageous individuals who fought for their rights and the rights of others. Moreover, it’s a time to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the incredible and continuous impacts from the LGBTQ community on the inhabitants of the world.

“Yes, I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to join the cause – and the celebration — in Denver 2018,” the United States Credit Czar concluded.

About SubscriberWise

SubscriberWise® launched as the first issuing consumer reporting agency exclusively for the cable industry in 2006. The company filed extensive documentation and end-user agreements to access TransUnion’s consumer database. In 2009, SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for the benefit of America’s cable operators (http://newsroom.transunion.com/transunion-and-subscriberwise-announce-joint-marketing-agreement). Today SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative (www.subscriberwise.com/nctc).

SubscriberWise contributions to the communications industry are quantified in the billions of dollars annually.

SubscriberWise is a U.S.A. federally registered trademark of the SubscriberWise Limited Liability Co.

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