Scouts and Cubs Compete for a Fishing Tournament Prize

Tyrie Tyrie Milazzo, 11, and his sister Ka'Marionah, 7, took the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts trophies while earning their fishing merit badges.Milazzo, 11, and his sister Ka'Marionah, 7, took the Boy Scout and Cub Scout trophies while earning their fishing merit badges.

Tyrie Milazzo, 11, and his sister Ka’Marionah, 7, took the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts trophies while earning their fishing merit badges.

The winning fish in the Boy Scouts league.

The winning fish in the Boy Scouts league.

Kids of all ages got hooked on fishing as they learned new skills.

Kids of all ages got hooked on fishing as they learned new skills.

Parents, scout leaders and local fishermen helped instill the love of fishing in the youngsters they introduced to the sport.

Parents, Scout Leaders and local fishermen helped instill the love of fishing in the youngsters they introduced to the sport.

Smokey the Bear joins in the fun

Smokey the Bear joins in the fun.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2019 / — Five Boy Scouts of America troops and eight packs cast their rods at a Scouts afternoon for fishing at Lake Golden Era last Saturday. Local civic and community organizations organized the event to help the youths earn merit badges in fishing.

Lake Golden Era is a 3.3-acre lake located on the campus of Golden Era Productions. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass.

"This is a partnership between Golden Era Productions and the American Legion, bringing youth projects to the community and the Valley," said the Area 5 Scouting Commissioner for the American Legion. The American Legion is one of the largest charter organizations supporting Boy Scouts of America initiatives in the country. Locally, the Legion supports Scout Troop #53.

The American Legion Post 53, the Kiwanis Club, Elks, American Medical Response, Cal Fire Station 25 and Golden Era cosponsored the event.

Local professional bass fishermen guided the youths to perfect their fishing skills.

A 20-year veteran pro said, "I am all for the kids, whatever keeps them out of trouble. The kids are our future. It is important to teach a kid a new skill. I am going to remember seeing the smiles on these kids' faces for the rest of my life."

Scout leaders took youths through their 10-page Fishing Merit Badge workbook in which they learn the intricacies of fishing, from the types of knots employed to safety practices, regulations that affect game fishing, and the relationship between the outdoor code of the Scouts and sportsmanlike behavior.

Firemen from Cal Fire Station 25 also participated, including station mascot Smokey the Bear, who joined in with the Cubs for the day's activities.

Event organizers awarded trophies to the Scout and Cub who caught the largest fish. The winner from the Scouts was Tyrie Milazzo, 11, whose largemouth bass weighed in at 3.9 pounds. Milazzo's younger sister, Ka'Marionah, 7, took the Cub Scout trophy with a bass that tipped the scales at a whopping 4.7 pounds. "I was encouraged to do better and I had fun with my friends and family," said Tyrie.

The occasion marked the first of many such fishing events to be held at Lake Golden Era for local Scouts and Cubs.

The Boy Scouts of America was founded over 100 years ago and some 110 million Americans have participated in BSA programs at some time in their lives. The programs train youth in responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities and educational programs.

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Center for Educational Improvement Launches Online Technology Platform to Enhance Social Emotional Learning

Improve School Culture with the S-CCATE Assessments

Improve School Culture with the S-CCATE Assessments

New tool measures school culture, protective factors, and procedures used in classrooms and by the school community

VIENNA, VA, USA, November 13, 2019 / — The Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) unveiled the national online version of the School Compassionate Culture Analytic Tool for Educators (S-CCATE) today. The tool, a brief, validated assessment to be completed by teachers and other school personnel, is uniquely designed to guide teams of educators and whole school communities through the process of transformational change. The S-CCATE, and its related supplementary assessment, are packaged solutions that use current research on the factors that improve well-being, executive functioning, and neuroplasticity among children and youth—all of which help students gain resiliency, alleviate trauma, and overcome barriers to learning and decision making. This tool allows schools and districts to measure progress, compare your results to a national data set, and celebrate growth.

The approach, developed by CEI over a six year period with school leaders, is an outgrowth of CEI’s signature approach to social emotional learning and mindfulness, Heart Centered Learning®. It focuses on five Cs—consciousness (awareness), compassion, confidence, courage, and community—to equip educators to develop compassionate schools where students acquire knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, feel and show empathy for others, resolve conflicts nonviolently, think creatively, and overcome obstacles to succeed in the classroom and in life.

Validation Study and Research. The S-CCATE Assessments were independently validated by 814 educators in 2018. In 2019, Yale University’s Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH), in partnership with CEI, established the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC) to strengthen mental health supports that address the needs of children who have experienced/are at risk of experiencing significant trauma. The C-TLC is an initiative of the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (New England MHTTC), one of the 10 Regional Centers of the MHTTC Network and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support school-based mental health.

S-CCATE was introduced to schools in New England as part of the C-TLC and 109 unique districts/schools in New England, to date, are S-CCATE users. More than 1,000 responses from districts/schools in the New England area have been recorded and analyzed using S-CCATE. In 2019-2020, New England schools that register will be granted permission to use S-CCATE as part of the C-TLC. With seven (7) or more respondents per school, registered schools gain full reports, including results, comparison to the national data set, and recommendations for improving compassion and alleviating trauma and stress.

How to Use S-CCATE Results. CEI Founder and Executive Director Christine Mason, Ph.D. said in a statement, “The S-CCATE assessments are foundational tools for conducting a needs assessment and monitoring progress to reduce the impact of trauma, build student resilience, and create compassionate school communities that support students’ readiness to learn. By organizing materials into two assessments, we have provided educators with an efficient way to vision, plan, and monitor progress toward the implementation of compassionate, trauma-informed practices in classrooms.”

S-CCATE and the S-CCATE Supplement are designed to be used two to three times during the academic year. With both instruments, teachers, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, teacher aides, and other staff log on to a secure platform and answer questions about themselves, their students, and their school leadership according to their individual perceptions. The approach is designed to strengthen, value, and increase social-emotional competence, accelerate learning, and develop a sense of well-being for students, teachers, and the wider school community.

The Technology Behind S-CCATE. The technology platform is powered by TeachLink and Benda Engineering—a leading software and engineering design partnership that develops innovative solutions for schools and educators. Benda Engineering’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Nels Benda, PE said, “We are pleased to expand our technology offerings to include a custom tool, the S-CCATE, to help administrators, teachers, and other school staff enhance the culture of compassion in school communities.”

Getting Started with S-CCATE. If you and your school community are interested in learning more, reviewing data from our validation study, and viewing a demonstration of the online S-CCATE assessment, visit S-CCATE is available to school districts and individual schools at an annual subscription rate. The packaged solutions begin with administration of S-CCATE, followed by guided professional development. S-CCATE subscriptions include up to three administrations annually. All data are confidential, reported in the aggregate, and stored on a robust, secure online platform. Schools/districts receive aggregated results and basic recommendations; they also have access to comparison results from our national data set and within the same school district. Value-added options, including S-CCATE Action Guides with specific customized recommendations for schools and districts, publications on mindfulness practices, and onsite training and technical support, can be purchased to accompany subscription packages.

Data from S-CCATE can be used to show progress in becoming a trauma-informed school and improvements in school culture and social-emotional learning. School leaders at all levels are invited to contact CEI’s Director of Communications and Development Ingrid Padgett via email or phone (; 1-800-994-6441) to bring the S-CCATE Assessment tools to their school communities.

About the Center for Educational Improvement. Founded in 2010, the Center for Educational Improvement’s mission is to support and uplift schools through 21st century learning and leadership. CEI believes every child, regardless of zip code, deserves to attend a great school. The organization is dedicated to translating the latest education research into practical solutions educators can use to “fast track” academic progress. CEI’s efforts support school leaders and educators as they work with their communities to create a 21st century vision for their schools and a culture and context for students to become enthusiastic lifelong learners and leaders. For more information about CEI, visit

About TeachLink and Benda Engineering. The flagship TeachLink program was launched in 2017 by Benda Engineering as a education technology platform for a wide range of custom engineering and software services. Teachlink brings the required components for compliance into the 21st century, linking teachers and administrators through easy to use forms, providing online digital submissions and approvals, and streamlining the compliance process in a paperless manner. For more information, visit or

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Twomentor Releases Groundbreaking Insights on the ROI of Workplace Mentoring Initiatives

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Julie Kantor

Julie Kantor

Across the board, companies that invest in formal workplace mentoring programs experience substantial returns on their investment”

— Julie Kantor

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, November 13, 2019 / — Twomentor, a global provider of mentoring initiatives and leader in developing talent strategies for a diverse workforce, is pleased to announce that it released a whitepaper entitled “Understanding the Return on Investment of Workplace Mentoring Initiatives.” This report introduces groundbreaking insights and research on the value of mentoring initiatives. Companies highlighted in the whitepaper include Sodexo, Sun Microsystems (Oracle), Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Women in Technology International (WITI), International Data Corporation (IDC), Deloitte, BNY-Mellon/Pershing International, and more.

“Across the board, companies that invest in formal workplace mentoring programs experience substantial returns on their investment,” explains Julie Silard Kantor, the founder, and CEO of Twomentor. “Companies such as Sodexo realized a $19 return on every dollar invested in mentoring and promoting diversity and inclusion. Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) realized savings of more than $500,000 annually as a result of their mentoring program. Both companies also experienced better retention rates, increased engagement and higher promotion rates among underrepresented groups.” DDI World disclosed in its Mentoring Global Leadership Forecast (2018) that 54% of organizations in the top third of financial performance have formal mentoring programs, as opposed to 33% of organizations in the bottom third.”

Twomentor lists the top six benefits of formal workplace mentoring initiatives as:

1. Having a more skilled and prepared workforce.
2. Development of a diverse leadership pipeline.
3. Enhanced manager success and improved succession planning.
4. Significantly higher retention rates, especially for millennials.
5. Increased employee engagement and commitment.
6. Happier and more inclusive workplace culture.

“If we want more diversity, we need to mentor and sponsor more diversely,” continues Kantor. “Our research supports that too often informal mentorship is not diverse mentorship. Lean In found that one in six men feel uncomfortable mentoring women. Other leaders in human capital initiatives have drawn the same conclusion. These studies showed that women and minorities usually connect better with their mentors through formal programs that offer an established, credible and supportive way for men to mentor women and minorities. Furthermore, researchers discovered that mentoring had the largest impact of all strategies, resulting in an increase of representation of minorities at the manager level by 9% to 24%.”

Eight key lessons Twomentor shares in the whitepaper from its vast experience facilitating and initiating mentoring programs are:

1. Managers that have been mentored find executive leaders are more accessible and authentic.
2. Mentoring helps decrease corporate burn-out (classified as a disease in July 2019 by the World Health
4. Companies need to engineer their mentoring programs for success [given that under 30% of executives have mentors and under 12% mentor others from Twomentor’s field research].
5. Formal mentoring programs produce better results than informal mentoring.
6. Mentoring helps recruit high-performing interns to be employees.
7. Senior managers benefit from Mentor 2.0 training on the difference between a mentor and a sponsor.
8. Mentees want to give back to their mentors (reverse mentoring).
9. Flash (speed) mentoring works to launch mentoring programs and boost engagement.

“The people who mentor at your company are the people who drive retention at your company,” explains Kantor. Deloitte found that companies experience a 25% higher retention rate when employees participate in a mentoring program at their organization. Another study by Bellevue University found that mentorship increased millennial retention by 23%. Deloitte uncovered in its 2018 Millennial Survey that 43% of millennials expect to leave their job within two years. Companies with formal mentoring programs are more attractive to this generation. Millennials want 50% more time dedicated to mentorship and coaching, and twice as much time focused on developing leadership skills.”

Here is a link to download “Understanding the Return on Investment of Workplace Mentoring Initiatives.”

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Recruiting for Good Awards Reya Steele Winner of Moms Who Do More Good

Want to Have Fun for Good? Participate Today ...Mom Nominate Yourself or a Mom Who is an Unsung Hero to Receive a Fun Foodie Goodie

Want to Have Fun for Good? Participate Today …Mom Nominate Yourself or a Mom Who is an Unsung Hero to Receive a Fun Foodie Goodie

We're a Fun Staffing Agency Helping Clients Find The Best Talent, Only Represent Talented Professionals & Generate Proceeds to Do Good

We’re a Fun Staffing Agency Helping Clients Find The Best Talent, Only Represent Talented Professionals & Generate Proceeds to Do Good

Recruiting for Good is awarding awesome LA mom, Reya Steele who teaches garden-based nutrition to elementary school students and develops nutrition curriculum.

Every month we're celebrating moms who use their talent for good. Nominate yourself or a mom who is doing more good every day.”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good, Rewarding LA

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2019 / — Recruiting for Good (R4G) is a staffing agency generating proceeds to help fund Kid causes (and school programs); and rewarding referrals with fun all year long.

Recruiting for Good is sponsoring a fun monthly award celebrating moms who 'Work to Do More Good' as school counselors, social workers, and teachers; role-modeling and teaching kids positive life values every day that prepare them for tomorrow's jobs.

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder, Carlos Cymerman, "I attended the Vegan Festival in Orange County, Ca, where I was fortunate to meet Reya…Our moms fun for good award was inspired by Reya; and is our November 2019 winner. We're excited about all the 'Good,' she is doing in the community, please visit her website www.HealingWithPlants.US to learn more."


Reya Steele is a Holistic Health and Nutrition Educator specializing in the medicinal power of plants and a whole food plant-based diet. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from College of Charleston. For the past the 23 years, her passion for research and expert writing focused on; food system, nutrition, and holistic health. Reya has a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from the Center for Nutrition Studies and Cornell University, is ServSafe Certified, and is a member of the Teaching Gardens Network. She currently divides her time between teaching garden-based nutrition to elementary school students, developing nutrition curriculum, finishing a book on nutrition science, publishing plant-based recipes, and developing the holistic health education website Reya's first recipe book, The Frugivore Diet, is scheduled to be released December 1, 2019.

Recruiting for Good is a fun purpose driven staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals great jobs to use their talent for good. Companies retain us to find them the best talent in Accounting/Finance, Engineering, and Information Technology, Marketing, and Sales. R4G generates proceeds to fund Kid causes, fun creative contests, and purposeful experiences that transform people's lives

Recruiting for Good (R4G) is sponsoring Rewarding LA to help fund kid causes and improve the quality of life by rewarding food for good. Participate in the funnest contests for kids, men, women, and vegans too to enjoy L.A.'s Best Fun Foodie Goodies Visit

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#Breaking: U.S. Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Protect North Atlantic Whales News

North Atlantic Right Whale, Photo:

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I commend the Senate for moving quickly on this measure. Local marine fisheries will do well to implement the flexible plan developed by top state fisheries officials as soon as possible…”

— Gina Garey, Maine State Director at Animal Wellness Action

WASHINGTON, DC, US, November 13, 2019 / — Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a markup on S. 2453, the Scientific Assistance for Very Endangered (SAVE) Right Whales Act led by U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Tom Carper (D-DE). The measure would protect the North Atlantic right whale, one of the most endangered species of whales, by establishing a grant program to promote collaboration between states, nongovernmental organizations, and members of the fishing and shipping industries to reduce human impacts on right whales and promote the recovery of the population.

“I commend the Senate for moving quickly on this measure. Local marine fisheries will do well to implement the flexible plan developed by top state fisheries officials as soon as possible to support the conservation of this critically endangered species; and in doing so, protecting the very fisheries their livelihoods depend on,” said Gina Garey, Maine State Director at Animal Wellness Action, an animal behavior scientist. Ms. Garey testified on the North Atlantic right whale protections at a NOAA field hearing in Maine in August of this year.

For years, overexploitation by the whaling industry caused North Atlantic right whale numbers to plummet, leading to their designation as an endangered species in 1970. Despite federal protection right whales experience high levels of mortality from entanglement from ropes and lines used in commercial fishing and from ship strikes. These forms of human-caused mortality prevented recovery. Approximately 400 whales remain today.

The Senate bill, S. 2453, and its House companion bill, H.R. 1568, led by U.S. Reps. Seth Moulton (D-MA), and John Rutherford (R-FL) is supported by Animal Wellness Action, the Animal Wellness Foundation, the Sierra Club, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, Defenders of Wildlife, the Endangered Species Coalition, and other groups. Moulton and Rutherford also secured $2.5 million in the FY 2020 House Appropriations package for additional research funding related to the North Atlantic Right Whales.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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QA Authority Daryl Guberman Explains how G-PMC can Implement a Business’s ISO, AS, IATF System

When it comes to quality certification Daryl Guberman is a name to remember

Businesses who are serious about Quality often have a difficult path when getting ISO, AS, IATF certified. ISO 9001 University makes it easy.

Daryl Guberman is offering an education that can save companies thousands of dollars on ISO 9001 certification. Subscribe to his Youtube and learn what nobody else is teaching about quality”

— Conrad Bailey

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, US, November 13, 2019 / — The harsh reality, which QA expert Daryl Guberman is fearless in revealing, is that the choice in company’s for ISO implementation can have vastly different results. To make things even more eye opening, is that the largest ISO consultants and registrars are not necessarily (or even usually not) the best choice for American businesses. Fortunately, Guberman is doing his best to educate in the Quality and ISO space, free from frills and free from concern of hurt feelings, in a long going effort through educational videos. His latest, “Daryl Guberman QA Expert Explains How G-PMC, LLC Registrars Can Implement Your ISO, AS, IATF System”, recently debuted on YouTube and for a short watch it is packed with information. Guberman is ABAC Accredited (American Board of Accredited Certifications) the nation's leading independent accreditation body

“Once the decision is made to pursue an ISO, AS, IATF System it is a smart idea to consider how it is going to be implemented by a registrar,” remarked Guberman. “It is also wise to make sure this is a company that gives a trustworthy price quote. Which is what we do here at G-PMC. We hear all the time about other companies giving a price and then charging thousands more, without any exageration. It’s truly a shameful practice.”

Guberman-PMC has close to nine years experience as ISO and Quality consultants. Guberman makes sure that he is always available for client needs and to answer any questions. Even on the weekends he is sure to answer his own phone and never dodges clients with a secretary or assistant. Should he not be in the office he returns calls very quickly, along with providing a fast answer to emails. The value of this quality to businesses working on implementing an ISO system, especially for the first time, is huge.

Business owners who smartly keep a close eye on quality or who have concerns about the ISO world are recommended to subscribe to the Guberman-PMC YouTube channel. Guberman unselfishly delivers free videos on the subject very frequently, allowing nearly anyone to get very well informed in this important area.

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Tanoshi Receives Silicon Valley Education Foundation: EdTech Startup of the Year Award

Tanoshi teaches kids coding workshops at elementary schools and libraries throughout the SF Bay Area, using the Tanoshi 2-in-1 Kids Computer.

Tanoshi teaches kids coding workshops at elementary schools and libraries throughout the SF Bay Area, using the Tanoshi 2-in-1 Kids Computer.

OAKLAND, CA, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2019 / — On Monday, Oct 21, 2019, the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) recognized Tanoshi as the EdTech Innovative Startup of the Year at its annual DreamMakers Dinner, for its mission to help millions of kids learn computer skills for the future workforce, including learning how to code.

Lisa Love, CMO, and Josh Traub, COO, and General Counsel received the award.

“We are honored to receive such great recognition from a wonderful organization”, stated Lisa. “My mother taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 50 years.
I am proud to be a Co-Founder and leader of a company that is dedicated to closing the tech gap in America, by providing the opportunity for all kids, regardless of race or household income, to learn 21st Century computer skills.”

“My dad was passionate about education and unfortunately passed away at a relatively young age”, stated Josh, also a Co-Founder. “I’m so happy to be carrying on his legacy with our early-stage startup, and to have earned this recognition for our hard work and dedication.”

Tanoshi is a company that was founded in 2016. They launched their first product, the Tanoshi 2-in-1 Computer for kids ages 6-12, in February 2018. It quickly rose to become the leader in the kids computing category on In the second year on the market, sales are on pace to grow over 400%!

Lisa Andrew, CEO of SVEF states, “SVEF is proud of the work Tanoshi has done to improve computer literacy skills for students, and the work they're doing to close the homework gap. We look forward to the positive impact Tanoshi will have on many, many, many more students in the future.”

Also attending the dinner event was Donald Marek, Senior VP of Fremont Bank. Fremont Bank is working with Tanoshi to provide a small business loan to support their growth. “We understand the challenges small businesses have to source the working capital they need to grow. At Fremont Bank, we are honored to support such a thriving small business that’s making a positive impact on education in our local and national community.”

According to, only 1/3 of US high school students have the opportunity to study computer science in school. Very few students throughout the US have the opportunity to learn computer science in middle school or earlier. Often this is the result of insufficient funding, or the inability for schools to recruit and train computer science teachers, especially in lower-income communities and those living in rural communities. While at the same time the fastest-growing job market is for programmers, which according to, there are now over 600,000 job openings in America.

“Tanoshi’s original mission was to inspire girls and others underrepresented in the tech workforce, to learn the skills needed to do well in the 21st Century digital classroom”, states Brad Johnston, CEO. “And while that is still our core mission, we realize there are millions more youth we can also help, as computer skills are needed for all kids to excel in school and life.”

About Tanoshi
Tanoshi is a Silicon Valley startup founded in 2016 by Brad Johnston, a former product manager at Vizio and Toshiba, teacher, tutor, and Rotary Scholar, with a mission to create fun, safe, educational and affordable computing products that kids love to use. Tanoshi is driven by the belief that every child deserves an equal opportunity to have access to an age-appropriate computer and develop skills that will be essential for future careers. The Tanoshi team consists of professionals in consumer electronics, software development, mobile and education who have worked at Cisco, Blackberry, HP, Toshiba, The Walt Disney Company, Berlitz and other industry leaders. Tanoshi is based in Oakland, CA.

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USF—St. Petersburg Names Teddi Barber Inaugural Ambassador for its Women and Leaders Initiative

Stonehill announced that its Vice President, Teddi R. Barber, has been named the inaugural Ambassador for the highly regarded Women and Leaders Initiative.

As community leaders, it is imperative that we invest our time and efforts in guiding the next generation who will be leading our economic pursuits, organizational growth and civic impacts.”

— Teddi R. Barber, Vice President of Stonehill

TAMPA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2019 / — Stonehill announced today, in collaboration with the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg (USFSP), that its Vice President, Teddi R. Barber, has been named the inaugural Ambassador for the highly regarded Women and Leaders Initiative (WALI) as part of the Kate Tiedemann College of Business. The Women and Leaders Initiative at the University is dedicated to furthering the education, empowerment and success of women with efforts focused on professional mentorship, leadership workshops and engagement with the community’s women leaders.

In addition to her executive role with Stonehill, Teddi has dedicated her philanthropic and civic pursuits towards the support and advancement of women, both professionally and personally. With prior Board Membership with Dress for Success – Tampa Bay and Mentorship roles with the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, among others, this is a natural alignment for Ms. Barber.

“It is my esteemed honor to support and champion the WALI program at USF-St. Petersburg as its Ambassador. As community leaders, it is imperative that we invest our time and efforts in guiding the next generation who will be leading our economic pursuits, organizational growth and civic impacts. Through this program, USF—St. Petersburg has created a unique incubator for its students to learn from executive leaders, create their own strategic growth plans and create relationships with Organizations who may one day become their future employers; and I am truly honored to be part of this incredible platform.”

Stonehill is proud to support WALI and its continued efforts to invest in its women and male students towards the advancement of their professional careers and congratulates Ms. Barber on the tremendous partnership.

About Stonehill:
Stonehill is a strategy and innovation consultancy. As recognized experts in Design Thinking, Business Intelligence, and organizational development, Stonehill helps companies to identify opportunities, create change, and accelerate growth. Stonehill’s teams consist of an innovative blend of creative, strategy, technology, and change management experts, giving us the ability to unite the functional silos of business in the common objective of creating differentiated customer experiences. Stonehill has been recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce as the Emerging Business of the Year, Great Agencies as one of the Top Business Intelligence Consultants in the United States, and CIO Review Magazine as one of the 20 Most Promising Performance Management Providers.

About USF – St. Petersburg Kate Tiedemann College of Business:
Centered in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, USFSP’s Kate Tiedemann College of Business is home to over 1,699 students (AY1718), ranging from undergraduates to professional executives, who all are enhancing their education in the business world. KTCOB fosters student enrichment both in-and-out of the classroom. With smaller class sizes, expert faculty, and internationally ranked programs of study that encourage students to think critically, KTCOB warrants success in all areas.

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Luke Wade of Luke Liftup Fitness to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2019 / — If we’re not moving forward, we’re moving backward. We should be in constant pursuit of progress and betterment. Refine, refine, refine with a growth mindset and be open to new opportunities to take advantage of what's right in front of you.

Luke Wade is a certified personal trainer and the founder of Luke Liftup Fitness Consulting. Providing premium fitness programming for all ages, Luke specializes in helping professional women lose weight and lead a balanced, sustainable lifestyle. As an exercise expert, nutrition coach and “Master Builder of Beasts,” Luke is in the business of not only building bodies but transforming lives.

“I strive to motivate my clients however I can,” says Luke. “I encourage them to always push for more than they think they can do. Everyone is capable of growth and change and I love being able to help people dig deeper into what they believe they can accomplish.”

As an adolescent, Luke can vividly remember feeling like people didn't believe he could do very much. He got discouraged and gained weight, and by the sixth grade his mile time was almost 14 minutes. He knew if he wanted to be involved in football and keep up with his age group, he needed to take action.

Inspired by his older brother, Luke came back the next year and nearly chopped his mile time in half.

“People began to perceive me differently,” recalls Luke. “I finally got some pep in my step. It was transformative.”

Near the beginning of 10th grade, Luke suffered a devastating Varsity football injury: shattered elbow. It proved to be a blessing in disguise upon his Junior Year comeback.

“Younger guys started coming to me to ask, "Hey, how do I build muscle here?" It was surreal that after such a difficult season of my life, I was now contributing! That was the beginning of it all, about ten years ago. The rest is history.”

Today, Luke’s youngest client is nine years old; his oldest clients live in nearby retirement homes where Luke offers water aerobics and strength and balance classes as he juggles his MBA coursework at TCU Neeley School of Business.

“It’s so much more than lifting weights at the gym,” says Luke. “This work allows me to really connect with people in all different arenas and stages of life and be a part of their journey to become the best version of themselves and achieve what they may not have thought possible before.”

Everyone starts somewhere. It's just a matter of starting. Luke’s primary objective is first helping his clients begin, then guiding them to continually push the needle and achieve optimal fitness outcomes.

“I’m not just setting them up for three months and then we're done,” says Luke. “This is a lifestyle.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Luke Wade in an interview with Jim Masters on November 15th at 1pm EST

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Gerald Halweg of Tile Institute of America to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2019 / — Tile is the one of the oldest building products, dating back to the Egyptian pyramids 5,000 years ago.

But if a person has a problem with their tile today, whether it be the material itself or its installation, there are very few people with the necessary knowledge and experience they can turn to for help.

Gerald Halweg has dedicated his career to tile for more than 50 years.

Halweg is President and CEO of the Tile Institute of America, assisting the general public and the construction industry with the tile and natural stone used in residential, commercial and industrial construction. Established in 1992, Tile Institute of America is recognized throughout the industry for its expertise.

“We believe that a quality installation deserves quality materials and that these materials have to be installed in a proper manner for longevity of a tile installation,” says Halweg. “There's no reason why tile shouldn't last more than a hundred years if it's installed correctly with the correct materials.”

Halweg’s background in ceramic tiling dates to the mid 1960s.

“I’ve always enjoyed ceramics because I love making things from nothing,” says Halweg. “If you mix the clay and put into a kiln at the right temperature, you get the product that you're anticipating, and you take a lot of pride in the item because you helped create it.

As one of the few tile industry representative in the US, Halweg has authored numerous industry standards, as well as code changes so the public can get the quality that they deserve. His unselfish dedication has made ceramic and natural stone tile public's first choice for finishing materials.

“I love helping people and the general public has no one to turn to if they have a tile or natural stone problem,” says Halweg. “There's no real organization or institute out there that has a desire to help the people. We take clients from any walk of life. All over the world, if they've had a problem and they need a solution, they call me. And I'm more than willing to jump on the plane and go to where they are to be of assistance.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Gerald Halweg in an interview with Jim Masters on November 15th at 12pm EST.

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