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BIG DATA & THE NEW EDGE TECHNOLOGY (Smartphones and Tablets)

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

A pragmatic, visionary perspective —–

Big Data Analytics is being discussed today as a new, multi-purpose solution to many 21st century  business challenges.  It is touted as a tool for creating and sustaining competitive advantage but like all tools, you need to know how to use it effectively in order to get maximum results with it.

In a traditional environment, you might have someone going to a convention center or stadium for an event within a municipality.  Once that event is over, the potential customer for other establishments in that area becomes a “lost customer” because they “go down the road” to some other bar or restaurant instead of sticking around and visiting other local businesses.

If we can employ several special apps to send complimentary passes or other enticements to the edge technology, we can effectively “capture the lost customer” and keep them within the one enterprise zone to spend their money there.

Just like on a resort, once you are there, the resort owners want you to stay on the property and spend all your money with them and not go “down the road.”  The same idea applies here only it is a “virtual resort” created by electronics.

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 CREATING A VIRTUAL RESORT EFFECT

The use of new analytics is critical in many business operations and more organizations are starting to look at what type of platforms they need to implement in order to take full advantage of this as the Internet of Things (IoT) evolves.

In today’s world economy, regional sustainability relies on several key factors:
• Jobs (and the re-circulation of salaries)
• Education (a well-trained workforce)
• The political/ commercial atmosphere (government and business working together to insure a solid economic environment)
• Natural/ Man-made resources
All of which, rely and are built upon infrastructure: the Platform for Commerce.

What needs to be understood in this complex economic engine is the impact of Intelligent Infrastructure.  It provides the platform for Big Data Analytics as well as the utilization of new edge technology (Smartphones & Tablets) in collecting demographic information, actively cross-marketing products and services to a local universe of Smartphone users, and the notifications of special promotions. (ePromotions)

There is a whole new framework to understand as well as implement when it comes to supporting Smartphones and their apps that provide new services to the end-user as well as new marketing services to those businesses that want to “capture the lost customer” in multi-venue environments.

A multi-venue environment might be an Intelligent Retail/ Entertainment/ Convention (IREC) center complex where the Smartphone user might be attending one event or venue, but can be drawn to another venue to spend more money and time by being sent eCoupons, eDiscounts, and other electronic offers which entice them to visit another venue within the umbrella of the “electronic resort”.

By tying the edge technology together with Big Data Analytics, a very sophisticated marketing approach can be implemented and used to fortify regional economic development and create economic zones that benefit the businesses as well as the municipalities.

The location becomes more valuable because the extra business that it generates through this “virtual resort effect” creates more revenues which is important to the local businesses as well as the municipality (which receives added sales tax revenues) also benefits.

CARLINI-ISM : “Creating a virtual resort that captures the Lost Customers and their spending power creates a more valuable enterprise zone for multiple merchants, business venues, and municipal governments.”

Carlini will present some of these proven concepts from his book regarding Big Data, cross-marketing apps, and the impact of creating a virtual “Electronic Resort” effect within a regional economic area at an upcoming monthly event, the Technology Leaders Association of Illinois in April.

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His visionary and comprehensive book, LOCATION LOCATION CONNECTIVITY is available at AMAZON:

http://www.amazon.com/LOCATION-CONNECTIVITY-JAMES-CARLINI/dp/0990646041/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427540979&sr=1-1&keywords=location+location+connectivity

and BARNES & NOBLE online:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/location-location-connectivity-james-carlini/1120585793?ean=9780990646044

He will be speaking at several upcoming conferences across the country later this year including the Windy City Summit (a major conference on Treasury and Cash Management) at Chicago’s Navy Pier on May 20th-22nd.

Follow daily Carlini-isms at www.TWITTER.com/JAMESCARLINI

Copyright 2015 – James Carlini – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

Mothers Day Style Alert by Daniel K Jewelry

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 Mothers are deserving of honor every day of the year, not simply on Mother’s Day. Express your love and celebrate her feminine charms with the gift of DANI by Daniel K jewelry.

DANI by Daniel K’s trunk show exclusive charm bracelet is fashioned in sparkling sterling silver and the finest simulated diamonds, crafted with the precision fine jewelry techniques for which Daniel Koren is Continue reading

Wheelchair Solutions is Making Ordinary Wheelchairs, Walkers and Slings More Functional and Cool Looking

pic wheelchair solutions Wheelie Slings - 7Kathy Mondotte is Making Wheelchairs and Walkers Fashionable with Wheelchair Solutions

In this Audio Interview of Kathy Mondotte, Founder of Wheelchair Solutions, we hear her inspiring story how she survived a crushing blow to the spine which had her in a wheelchair for 13 months and how she is making a difference with products that make wheelchairs, walkers and slings, sexy, cool and fashionable.

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SAN FRANCISCO: LIABLE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE NEGLIGENCE?

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This article is an excerpt from James Carlini’s upcoming book, Location Location Connectivity:

Smartphones are becoming a ubiquitous tool to solve everyday problems from where to buy gas to where to look for a parking space in urban areas. You would think that applications (apps) like this would be a positive impact on society. You would think local governments, which on a whole, are not that efficient or effective, would welcome something to alleviate real economic development and infrastructure shortcomings, like parking.

As Smartphone technology becomes more dominant in various parts of our lives, some municipal governments, which cannot accept or understand change want to fight innovation in order to keep traditional bottlenecks and problems alive and well. Why?

In San Francisco, they are currently embattled with a parking app that provides insight to where there are available parking spaces for those coming into the city. This application cuts into the wasted energy costs of automobiles, not to mention the real problem of Continue reading

Da VINCI TOWER: INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS MEET DYNAMIC ARCHITECTURE

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The latest in modern skyscrapers is not going up in New York City or Chicago. It is not going up in the Far East either. The DaVinci Tower, which boasts a whole new architectural concept called Dynamic Architecture, is going up in Dubai. David Fisher is the architect.

Dynamic Architecture opens up a whole new approach to constructing Intelligent Buildings in urban areas. The applications of new architecture, technology, and Continue reading

Carl F. Bucherer has Created the Most Unusual Watch Winder in Rinspeeds New Concept Care the XchangE

Possibly the world’s most exclusive watch winder.  Carl F. Bucherer in the new XchangE from Rinspeed.

The Driverless XchangE

This car does not stop at having a watch winder in the steering wheel. This is a driverless car. You can turn the driver and passenger seats around and watch a movie while the car takes care of the drive. There is an office desktop in the armrest so you can work on things while driving, and so much more…

The watch winder in the steering column has to be the ultimate watch winder for you watch lovers, like me, out there.

Just watch the video below… You will be AMAZED! and do not forget to check out www.carl-f-bucherer.com  – JW

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New York, NY, (March 3, 2014) – At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland’s creative custom automobile specialist Rinspeed will unveil its innovative new concept car, the driverless XchangE. Carl F. Bucherer is pleased and proud to support this latest project from Frank M. Rinderknecht and to acknowledge his central values – innovation, sustainability and passion – with the creation of one of the world’s most unusual watch winders.

Frank M. Rinderknecht is a visionary. For over 30 years, he and Rinspeed have developed new, forward-looking approaches to mobility, always with the aim of developing the ultimate vehicle. He is passionate not only about tuning and modifying private luxury automobiles, but also about designing and developing vehicles that have never been seen before. The production of these concept cars and limited series is based on sustainability and the kind of innovative ideas that will change the world of mobility.

The concept cars designed by Frank M. Rinderknecht are beyond all compare. Whether it is transparent bodywork, suitability for underwater travel, or the possibility of transforming the vehicle from a one to a three-seater in a few simple steps, every model from Rinspeed opens up new ways of looking at mobility.

Realizing a Vision

The fascinating new XchangE concept car will have its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. As usual, the new model serves as a showcase for Rinspeed’s forward-looking solutions. With an eye to the trailblazing technology that developments in the automobile industry have put within our reach, the XchangE is all about driverless mobility.

This, of course, opens up a whole vista of new possibilities for passengers because they can now use travel time productively. For total relaxation on the road, the interior can be reconfigured to provide comfortable space for sleeping or working on the road.

The smart design of the steering wheel enables it to be relocated to the middle of the vehicle and the seats moved to comfortable positions. This creates a comfortable feeling of space.

With the concept car, the driving time that used to be simply lost can now be dedicated to other things, which radically changes the concept of travel: sleep, work, live – and cover distance at the same time without exertion or fatigue. From now on, it is possible to travel through time zones.

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Carl F. Bucherer: Taking you through Time

Integrated in the instrument panel, the exclusive Patravi TravelTec automatic from Carl F. Bucherer is a striking statement of the meaning of time for travelers. A beautifully designed timepiece, it enables passengers to keep track of three different time zones at once.

The watch is blue in color – to match the car – and embedded in a luxurious, engraved globe, which is probably also the world’s most exclusive watch winder. When the car is idling, the sphere turns continuously, thus guaranteeing that the watch is always fully wound.

Effectively, this makes the entire car a watch winder, whose exclusiveness and sophistication boost the value of the entire concept car to over one million dollars. The watch winder allows travelers to keep track of time even if their journey takes them through different time zones.

The result is a unique masterpiece, born of the vision of two innovative companies and uniting technical perfection with passion.

Rinspeed Concept car

Partnership with a Future

The concept cars are the product of a creative spirit who refuses to be slowed by convention and resolutely goes new ways. Rinspeed shares this approach with Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the founder of the well-known Lucerne watch manufacturing company.

Outstanding technology, first-class materials and an unending passion for their own products are the factors common to these two innovative companies. For Carl F. Bucherer, the decision to support the new Rinspeed XchangE project, which impressively brings together the dimensions of time and distance, was an easy one.

About Carl F. Bucherer:

The name Carl F. Bucherer has been synonymous with quality, innovation, and passion since 1888. Founded in Lucerne, this modest Swiss family business has grown into the internationally renowned Bucherer brand with its own worldwide chain of stores.

The Bucherer Group remains family-run today and is currently in its third generation, managed by the owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jörg G. Bucherer. In homage to founder Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the manufacturing brand of the same name was repositioned in 2001.

Watches and their movements are developed and manufactured in the company’s own workshops in Switzerland. The breakthrough innovation was the manufacturer’s own CFB A1000 movement, which is driven by an external rotor. Bold design and technically sophisticated inner workings are the hallmarks of Carl F. Bucherer watches, which show more than just the time.

For additional information please log on to: www.carl-f-bucherer.com

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts From Apriori Beauty You Will Love to Give and Receive

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Apriori Beauty Products

I have been using and selling Apriori Beauty Products since the company first opened.

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I absolutely love these products and highly recommend them because I know first hand the quality and care that goes into formulating these products and especially how much Apriori Beauty strives to make products that work and are safe.

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If you are looking for last minute Christmas or Holiday Gifts that will really be special and that the women and men in your life will just love, then you need to Continue reading

Ubuntu Bracelet Campaign – A Great Bracelet and A Great Cause

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Ubuntu (/ˈbʊnt/ oo-BUUN-too; Zulu/Xhosa pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼú]) is a Nguni Bantu term roughly translating to “human kindness” Read More….

The Orphan Bracelet Campaign (OBC) helps AIDS orphans by equipping their primary caretakers – usually women – with the means to sustain themselves and improve their health.

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This includes training women to make bracelets to sell for an income and establishing community-based permaculture gardens. The OBC was founded by director Louise Hogarth, who was inspired by the women and children in her film “Angels in the Dust.” Continue reading

DRESS FOR SUCCESS: CASUAL DOESN’T MEAN HOMELESS

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

When you go to a business meeting today are you dressed for success or dressed casually? Do you look like you flew in on the corporate jet or were you one of the people washing it down before the flight?

7K0A0603Image consultants seem more concerned about social media tools today than they are real barometers of professionalism and success. Having a Smartphone with an obnoxious ring tone is not cool and won’t make any points unless you Continue reading

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NEEDS BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY

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There is a lot of promise from the growing industry of 3D printers and manufacturing products through their use as well as new 3D scanners. This technology is providing a second industrial revolution in the United States as well as globally.

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HYPERLOOP: THE NEXT LAYER OF INFRASTRUCTURE

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Wake up America

Especially the politicians in California, Illinois, and anywhere else where they are considering implementing a high-speed train. High-speed trains are so “last century” and they are not cheap to build or maintain. If they are not used to their maximum capacities and there is only marginal ridership, they are a supreme waste of money and their residual value is just another money-wasting monument built to honor and perpetuate bureaucracy. Continue reading

Renato – Master Horologe Mostro MKII and XTR Diver

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The Creative Mind

His imagination is limitless,

Design and artistry head his success,

Audiences are truly captivated by his prolific spirit;

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Wicked Audio WI8152 HEADPHONES with Mic

Wicked HeadphonesWicked Audio WI8152 Headphones with Microphone – Where Talk Meets Music

I purchased these headphones over a month ago from Amazon as I needed something I could use as a headset when on a phone call, but could also double as a good set of headphones.

Most of the headphones on the market are really large or very small. The small ones always fall out of my ears and sometimes I do not want to have one side in my ear and the small ones do not do that well.

logo wicked audio shThe Wicked Audio headphones also can fold up nicely. Wish they came with a cool carrying case, but that would jack the price. I used a cool Sephora bag to put mine in as they fold down almost small enough to fit in your pocket, but definitely small enough to fit comfortably in a back pack.

The sound quality is extremely better than any small headphone I have owned… Yes even the expensive ones.

I talk to a ton of people on the phone and I have to turn down the volume as the gain is very high even for the bass… This makes phone calls decent even in a car!

I have not had any complaints on any calls about microphone quality. I used to hear all kinds of bitching about how bad my headsets sounded.

I prefer the in line (no blue tooth) corded headset. Blue tooth is always problematic for me at least. These headphones are crazy comfortable and light weight and not as flimsy as I thought they would be for fold up headphones…

pic wicked audio WI-8151Wicked makes a few colors of these headphones, I bought the black ones. I think they are very stylish and they do not look too old school or too young either.

I went to the Wicked Audio website and could not find these headphones on their site. I hope they have not discontinued them. The are available all over the web in plentiful numbers as of the posting of this article.

So I can say this was a great buy, at a decent price. I want to get an additional pair for working out as I don’t want to wear the one I sweated on for long periods.. TMI? – JW

Buy Now or get more Information:

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Specs:

  • DRIVER 40mm
  • SENSITIVITY 101dB
  • FREQUENCY 20Hz-20,000Hz
  • IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms
  • CORD LENGTH 4ft/1.2mm LIGHT WEIGHT 2.4 oz

Features:

  • Compact and stylish headphones
  • High fidelity
  • Talk with music
  • In-line mic
  • Answer-hang up button
  • Enhanced bass

Wicked Audio Website

SYSTEMS DESIGN: STILL TRYING TO GET IT RIGHT

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By James Carlini

Systems design has come a long way.  Or has it?

Taking various organizational procedures and applications and automating them has been going on for over four decades.  Next-generation systems have been selected and implemented more than once or twice in those four decades.  Millions, if not billions, have been spent on computers, data centers, developing and training personnel, and software applications.

Initial attempts were focused on getting a software program in place and getting people to adapt to the automated system.  A lot has happened since original systems were developed, yet basic design concepts and comprehensive testing to insure quality still seem to be Continue reading

Why wait for Google Glass? Epiphany Eyewear is here now (exclusive)

My first thoughts… There is no heads up display here. This is just, essentially, a pair of glasses with a camera installed. Great for spy stuff….

 

On their site they don’t explain how you tell whether your in record mode…. If you have to guess then you may have an issue?!

 

At a Retail $399.00, I think I will wait….

SMARTPHONE WARS: SAMSUNG Galaxy 4

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It’s been almost a year since I moved up to a Smartphone.  I did not jump on the first wave of Apple Smartphones because I wanted to see how the market shook out and what competitors would offer.  It is so typical to see technology get refined in a short period of time after the market becomes established.

My final choices at the time were the Apple iPhone i3 and the new-on-the-market “dark horse” at the time, the Continue reading

Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt Supports DreamCenter at GBK for the Emmys

Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt Supports the Los Angeles DreamCenter at GBK Gifting Suites for the 2012 Emmys

Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt helped The Los Angeles DreamCenter introduce their services that help the needy in Los Angeles to the celebrities at the GBK Gift Suites for the 2012 Emmys

The Los Angeles DreamCenter set up a booth along with Yoplait Greek Yogurt 100 calorie, to introduce their services to many of the Emmy celebrities.

I got a chance to speak with Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt representative Ahsley Herendeen and Danny Slavens of Dream Center about the incredible work DreamCenter does for L.A.

Yoplait is helping the DreamCenter by giving a donation of $100 for each signature they got from Emmy Suite celebrities on a giant blow-up Greek 100 container. Yoplait believes that their affiliation with Dream Center is a great match since the DreamCenter feeds over 50,000 families a month.

Thank you to DreamCenter, Yoplait Yogurt and GBK Productions for everything they are doing to help the needy in Los Angeles. – JW

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Yoplait greek 100 Yogurt

“New Greek 100 is everything you adore about Greek yogurt with 100 calories. It’s just one more way Yoplait helps you discover the SO good in everything.”

What is Greek Yogurt? It is usually a more dense yogurt with more butterfat and more protein.

Yoplait has cut the fat and doubled the protein (10 grams) to make this a 100 calorie great tasting alternative to traditional Greek Yogurt.

For more information and to check out the different flavors go to the:

Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt Product Site

Yoplait Company

Yoplait believes Goodness is better than badness. And SO goodness is better than just plain goodness.

Yoplait is striving for so goodness. In themselves, the yogurts they make and in the way they behave.

Ultimately, we’re focused on making so good yogurt, and here’s how we see it: you can eat something that tastes amazing but isn’t that good for you. You can eat stuff that’s really good for you, but doesn’t always leave you yummed up. So good yogurt does both. All of you is happy, not just your tongue. And while so goodness will never be perfect, we’ll keep working on ways to make our yogurt more so good than it is today.

We also support causes that you care about. Like fighting breast cancer. We’re thinking we should do this in an even bigger way. We’re figuring that out and want your input.

People say life is really about the little moments of so goodness. There are big moments – we all know what those are – but since they don’t happen as often, we’ll stay focused on doing our part with the little moments. – Yoplait

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DreamCenter

Pastor Matthew Barnett assumed the pastorate of Bethel Temple in 1994 at the age of twenty. After a life-changing encounter with God, he helped Bethel Temple transition from a traditional-style church to a servant driven ministry that grew into what is now known as The Dream Center.

Compelled by a vision to impact all of Los Angeles by addressing people’s physical and spiritual needs in unique and practical ways, The Dream Center has grown into a phenomenon that now reaches more than 40,000 people each week through its multiple church services and various need-centered outreach ministries.

Pastor Matthew is also the senior pastor of the historic Angelus Temple, which combined forces with The Dream Center in 2001 in a historic unification of flagship ministries from two different denominations (Foursquare and Assemblies of God).

ABC 7 News Video on DreamCenter [CLICK HERE TO WATCH]

The mission is to directly impact the issues that afflict Los Angeles communities by reconnecting isolated people to God and a community of support by providing free human services that address immediate and long-term needs in the areas of homelessness, hunger relief, medical care, mental health and education.

The vision is a community of resilient people whose lives have been redeemed by God’s love, who share that love with others to transform and restore broken lives to wholeness.

The DreamCenter Center

The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart founded Queen of Angels Hospital in 1926. Father Wilhelm Berger, founder of the Franciscan Sisters, defined their ministries as ‘works of neighborly love’. With the establishment of the hospital, the sisters accepted the challenge to serve the poor, the sick, and the aging of Los Angeles for more than a half-century before closing their doors due to financial issues.

The growth of Los Angeles’ population throughout the mid-1920’s and into the 1940’s was directly reflected in the steady rise in admissions, births and patient day care at the hospital. This warranted major expansion projects to the facility in 1938 and 1945. The expanded 360,000 square foot campus now housed nine buildings and covered over eight acres. The distinction as the largest teaching hospital west of the Mississippi soon followed.

Despite enduring The Great Depression and World War II, the healing center fell victim to financial troubles in the early 1980′s, forcing a merger with neighboring Hollywood Clara Barton Memorial Hospital. The newer medical facility, located just three miles away, was renamed Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in 1989, at which time the fabled Queen of Angels Hospital in Echo Park closed its doors.

The site was mostly vacant but for a handful of loyal Franciscan Sisters that undertook caretaking duties. The property was also a popular location for commercial, film, music video and television productions.

The owner of the facility rejected lucrative offers from major entertainment companies in favor of Pastors Tommy and Matthew Barnett’s vision to convert the facility into a ‘spiritual healing center’, but the $10 million dollar asking price was still out of their range. Prayer and negotiations brought the asking price down to $3.9 million dollars and ‘The Church That Never Sleeps’ established its new home in 1996.

For More Information

www.DREAMCENTER.org
2301 Bellevue Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026-4017

Main Line: 213.273.7000
Pastor Matthew’s Office: 213.273.7030
Pastor Matthew’s Email: pastorsoffice@dreamcenter.org
Donor Relations: 213.273.7100

@LADreamCenter

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Thanks to GBK Productions – Gavin and his great staff. As always you host the best.

GBK Productions is one of the best ways to showcase and promote your products or services. Click on the GBK logo for more information.

DreamCenter Helping the Needy in Los Angeles at GBK Gift Suite for the Emmys

DreamCenter Los Angeles Promotes to Emmy Celebrities at the GBK Gift Suites

The Los Angeles DreamCenter introduced their services that help the needy in Los Angeles to the celebrities at the GBK Gift Suites for the 2012 Emmys

GBK Productions is well know for as one of the premiere gifting suites for many of the best known awards shows.

The Los Angeles DreamCenter set up a booth along with Yoplait Greek Yogurt 100 calorie, to introduce their services to many of the Emmy celebrities.

I got a chance to speak with Kaci Davis about the incredible work DreamCenter does for L.A. Thank you to DreamCenter, Yoplait Yogurt and GBK Productions for everything they are doing to help the needy in Los Angeles. – JW

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DreamCenter

Pastor Matthew Barnett assumed the pastorate of Bethel Temple in 1994 at the age of twenty. After a life-changing encounter with God, he helped Bethel Temple transition from a traditional-style church to a servant driven ministry that grew into what is now known as The Dream Center.

Compelled by a vision to impact all of Los Angeles by addressing people’s physical and spiritual needs in unique and practical ways, The Dream Center has grown into a phenomenon that now reaches more than 40,000 people each week through its multiple church services and various need-centered outreach ministries.

Pastor Matthew is also the senior pastor of the historic Angelus Temple, which combined forces with The Dream Center in 2001 in a historic unification of flagship ministries from two different denominations (Foursquare and Assemblies of God).

ABC 7 News Video on DreamCenter [CLICK HERE TO WATCH]

The mission is to directly impact the issues that afflict Los Angeles communities by reconnecting isolated people to God and a community of support by providing free human services that address immediate and long-term needs in the areas of homelessness, hunger relief, medical care, mental health and education.

The vision is a community of resilient people whose lives have been redeemed by God’s love, who share that love with others to transform and restore broken lives to wholeness.

The DreamCenter Center

The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart founded Queen of Angels Hospital in 1926. Father Wilhelm Berger, founder of the Franciscan Sisters, defined their ministries as ‘works of neighborly love’. With the establishment of the hospital, the sisters accepted the challenge to serve the poor, the sick, and the aging of Los Angeles for more than a half-century before closing their doors due to financial issues.

The growth of Los Angeles’ population throughout the mid-1920’s and into the 1940’s was directly reflected in the steady rise in admissions, births and patient day care at the hospital. This warranted major expansion projects to the facility in 1938 and 1945. The expanded 360,000 square foot campus now housed nine buildings and covered over eight acres. The distinction as the largest teaching hospital west of the Mississippi soon followed.

Despite enduring The Great Depression and World War II, the healing center fell victim to financial troubles in the early 1980′s, forcing a merger with neighboring Hollywood Clara Barton Memorial Hospital. The newer medical facility, located just three miles away, was renamed Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in 1989, at which time the fabled Queen of Angels Hospital in Echo Park closed its doors.

The site was mostly vacant but for a handful of loyal Franciscan Sisters that undertook caretaking duties. The property was also a popular location for commercial, film, music video and television productions.

The owner of the facility rejected lucrative offers from major entertainment companies in favor of Pastors Tommy and Matthew Barnett’s vision to convert the facility into a ‘spiritual healing center’, but the $10 million dollar asking price was still out of their range. Prayer and negotiations brought the asking price down to $3.9 million dollars and ‘The Church That Never Sleeps’ established its new home in 1996.

For More Information

www.DREAMCENTER.org
2301 Bellevue Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026-4017

Main Line: 213.273.7000
Pastor Matthew’s Office: 213.273.7030
Pastor Matthew’s Email: pastorsoffice@dreamcenter.org
Donor Relations: 213.273.7100

@LADreamCenter

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Thanks to GBK Productions – Gavin and his great staff. As always you host the best.

GBK Productions is one of the best ways to showcase and promote your products or services. Click on the GBK logo for more information.

Jorg Gray American Watch Makers at GBK Gift Suite for the Emmys

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Jorg Gray Watches, The Fastest Growing Watch Company,  showed their unique timepieces at the GBK Gift Suites for the 2012 Emmys

An American watch company with a European sounding name, but they are all American. One of their watches (Model JG6500), given as a gift, is worn by President Elect Barack Obama.

I got the chance to speak with Mark Gurdus, the VP of International sales for Jorg Gray (pronounced Your Gray), about their their beautiful and wonderfully unique timepieces, which are worn by many celebrities and clients that enjoy wearing quality timepieces. 

These watches are well made with casual, sports and luxury designs for all tastes and almost all are water resistant to over 300ft. These are good watches and run from around $250 to $1000 Their signature watch is the JG6500, but don’t forget to check out the Limited Edition watches…Very Nice!

I had a real great time with Mark and he allowed me to feel presidential for one minute as I got to wear the model Obama wears for the interview. Thanks Mark – JW

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Jorg Gray

Founded in 1998, Jorg Gray has expanded from an American specialty private-label watch company to a worldwide brand.

Revered for its fashionable timepieces, Jorg Gray continues to create modern, yet timeless, watches while maintaining a respect for traditional principles of precision and attention to detail.

The brand’s visually striking, boldly designed watches combine styling, materials and colors that appeal to today’s discerning customer.

For More Information

Ashley Ennis
Barokas Public Relations for Jorg Gray
jorggray@barokas.com
+1 206.264.8220

www.JorgGray.com
www.FaceBook.com/JorgGray
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Thanks to GBK Productions – Gavin and his great staff. As always you host the best.

GBK Productions is one of the best ways to showcase and promote your products or services. Click on the GBK logo for more information.

RevitaLash Announces New FineLine Primer

RevitaLash announced it’s newest product FineLine Primer at the GBK Gifting Suites for the MTV Movie Awards 2012

Bree Maxwell of Athena Cosmetics talks to me about the Revitalash FineLine Primer

Bree Anne Maxwell of Athena Cosmetics and I see each other at many of the celebrity gifting suits in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

Revitalash Eyelash conditioner. I have not used these products but they are a favorite of many celebrities.

This time we got to talk about the new FineLine Primer product from RevitaLash.

Great to see you again Bree Anne. – JW

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FineLine Primer

FineLine Primer is specifically formulated to create a silky, smooth texture that conforms to the contours of your skin. Fine lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface will appear softened and less visible, while leaving your skin feeling smooth and supple. $60.00(USD) 15 mL. / 0.50 Oz.

Revitalash productsRevitaLash®

The Story

It all began when a Doctor wanted to give his wife a very special gift.

RevitaLash® was developed by Michael Brinkenhoff, M.D. as a special gift for his wife, Gayle, while she was recovering from metastatic breast cancer treatments. Intensive chemotherapy had damaged Gayle’s once-beautiful eyelashes, leaving them fragile, sparse and thin. Based upon his knowledge and experience as a practicing ophthalmologist for over 25 years, Dr. Brinkenhoff believed that he could develop a formula that would give Gayle’s eyelashes the look of renewed health, strength and beauty.

After extensive research, Dr. Brinkenhoff, together with a talented team of cosmetic chemists, created a product that truly gave the beautiful look of renewed vitality to Gayle’s eyelashes. RevitaLash® was the perfect name for this amazing product!

Thus, an entirely new and unique cosmetic product was born; and a formula created originally for just one special lady has become a product available to men and women everywhere who want to have attractive, beautiful-looking eyelashes.

Often we feel helpless when someone we love is suffering. I am very fortunate, in my own small way, to have been able to help Gayle through her recovery. Watching her be excited about her beautiful looking eyelashes has been a real joy.

— Michael Brinkenhoff, M.D.

RevitaLash®

Products

RevitaLash® ADVANCED contains a proprietary blend of proven functional cosmetic ingredients pioneered by Athena Cosmetic Inc., including an infusion of powerful peptides and soothing botanicals, designed to both beautify and nourish the eyelashes. RevitaLash® ADVANCED is both dermatologist and ophthalmologist reviewed, non-allergenic and in a clinical study over 97% of users saw an improved appearance of their eyelashes in only 3 weeks!

Inspired by America’s #1 Eyelash Conditioner, Hair ADVANCED by RevitaLash® is a unique hair conditioner that fortifies and strengthens the hair so it appears thicker, fuller and healthier.  This remarkable hair bulking product enhances the appearance of fine, thin, fragile-looking hair in a matter of weeks. Packed with conditioning agents like Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng Root, Swertia Japonica Extract, fruit extracts and wheat proteins, Hair ADVANCED by RevitaLash® is revitalizing and very easy to use. All you need is one or two pumps massaged into areas where you want your hair to appear thicker and fuller.

Beautifully shaped eyebrows are now easier to achieve than ever before with RevitaBrow®.  Utilizing the power of peptides and botanicals to strengthen, condition and nourish the eyebrows along with advanced technology, RevitaBrow® will help you achieve a more polished look by creating thicker and fuller appearing eyebrows.  When applied daily on a clean brow, you should start to see healthier looking brows within weeks!

Athena Cosmetics

Athena Cosmetics, Inc. is committed to the belief that it’s continuing business success is built upon the manufacture and sale of safe, reliable, quality products, combined with uncompromising integrity and the spirit of philanthropy. As a company, we embrace and pass these values on to our customers, employees and partners.

Integrity

Our goal is to succeed in the marketplace by having the integrity to produce safe, top quality products that deliver a real benefit to our customers. Athena Cosmetics, Inc. has always taken great care to comply with all laws, and to uphold the values and principles that have been the hallmark of its company from its inception. We are devoted to the solid ethical business principles of honesty and hard work.

Quality

Athena Cosmetics, Inc. seeks the highest quality in research, information, business partners and people. We produce excellent products that are safe for the public  and which deliver high quality and reliability to our valued customers. We accept nothing less.

Philanthropy

Athena Cosmetics, Inc. has made philanthropy a cornerstone of its business profile. We believe in giving back to the community, as it is this care belief which inspired the creation of our company. All of our employees and staff are dedicated examples of this philosophy. Athena Cosmetics, Inc. is proud and honored to devote time, energy and resources to the goal of fighting breast cancer both by public education programs and by the contribution of time, energy and financial resources to the ultimate goal of finding a cure for this epidemic disease. Our philanthropic activities have focused on several organizations dedicated to breast cancer community across the country. Click Here to find out more information and to see how you can help!!!

Athena Cosmetics, Inc. is proud to be a part of the cosmetic business community and will continually strive to achieve the highest goals in all our endeavors.

If you are looking to try some of the RevitaLash products you can find them at RevitaLash®

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