Friday, July 21, 2017

Monterey Symphony's Fabulous Season 72, a Six-concert series that Begins Oct. 14-15, and Runs through May 19-20

Tickets Go On Sale August 15th

Salinas, CA, July 21, 2017 - An exceptional lineup of celebrated pianists will perform iconic works by Tchaikovsky, Rubinstein, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Mozart, de Falla and Liszt during the Monterey Symphony's fabulous Season 72, a six-concert series that begins Oct. 14-15, and runs through May 19-20. Tickets go on sale August 15th.

The season, entitled "Concert Grand," is under the direction of Maestro Max Bragado-Darman, whose guest pianists will Orion Weiss, David Jae-Weon Huh, Josu de Solaun, Juan Perez Floristan, Phillipe Bianconi, and one more to be selected by guest conductor Conner Gray Covington, who will preside over the March 17-18 program.


The symphony also will be performing pieces by Dvorak, Beethoven, Schumann, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, de Falla and Tchaikovsky.

All programs will be performed at the Sunset Center (Ninth Avenue, between San Carlos and Mission streets) in Carmel at 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Special youth concerts, also at the Sunset Center, have been scheduled Oct. 16, March 19 and April 23, with performances at 9:30 and 11 a.m. on each date.

The Monterey Symphony's chamber players will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 at All Saints Church (Ninth Avenue, between San Carlos and Monte Verde streets in Carmel).

For ticket information, call 831-646-8511, visit the website at www.montereysymphony.org, or send an email to info@montereysymphony.org.

Here's an in-depth look at the upcoming season:

Program 1: Oct. 14 and 15 (with youth concert on Oct. 16)
Pianist Orion Weiss, a favorite of Monterey Symphony fans, will lend his virtuosic skills to Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 (originally composed for the historically acclaimed Nikolai Rubinstein) in the season opener, during which the orchestra will perform Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," Op. 95.

Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim.

Program 2: Nov. 18-19
South Korean-born David Jae-Weon Huh, silver medalist at the 2015 Santander Piano Competition, will lend his talents to Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26, in this powerful program, which also will include the Symphony's interpretation of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 ("Pastoral.)

Recognized for his sense of poetry and technical brilliance, Huh has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, and has appeared in numerous festivals, including recitals at Animato den Paris, San Francisco Music Festival, and Leipzig Euro Music Festival, among many others.

This will be his first appearance with the Monterey Symphony.

Program 3: Feb. 17-18
Josu de Solaun, first-prize winner at the 2014 Enescu Piano Competition, will join the Symphony to perform Camille Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 103 in a concert that also will include Symphony renditions of Johannes Brahms' Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, and Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 2, Op. 61.

de Solaun's teachers, mentors, and musical influences have Nina Svetlanova, Horacio Gutierrez, Ricardo Roca, Ana Guijarro, Maria Teresa Naranjo, Albert and Miyoko Lotto, Joaquin Achucarro, Matti Raekallio, Edna Golandsky, and Jerome Lowenthal.

Symphony audiences will remember de Solaun for his previous solo recital, featuring Mussogorky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

Program 4: March 17-18 (with youth concert on March 19)
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend with the Monterey Symphony and wall-to-wall Mozart, a program that will include the overture from his beloved opera, Don Giovanni.

This concert will be performed under the baton of guest conductor Connor Gray Covington (recently appointed Assistant Conductor of the Utah Symphony) and will include Mozart's Symphony No. 1, KV 16, and Symphony No. 41, KV 551 ("Jupiter").

Covington is currently completing his tenure as the Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he is being mentored by Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin. He recently made his debut with the Curtis Symphony at Carnegie Hall, sharing the podium with Ludovic Morlot.

A special guest pianist, to be selected by Covington, also will be part of this spectacular program.

Program 5: April 21-22 (with youth concert on April 23)
Guest pianist Juan Perez Floristan, winner at the 2015 Santander Piano Competition, will showcase his talents with a performance of Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 83, in a program that also will include the Symphony's rendition of Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, Op. 90 ("Italian") -- a piece Mendelssohn, himself, declared to be the "jolliest" he ever composed.

Regarded as a beacon among new generations of Spanish and European musicians, Perez has performed with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Malmo Symphony, Radio Television Espanola, Seville Royal Symphony, Gran Canaria Philharmonic, Malaga and Cordoba Symphonies, and the Andres Segovia and Spanish National Youth Orchestras.

Program 6: May 19-20
The incomparable Phillipe Bianconi will be at the piano for the Monterey Symphony's final program of the season, performing Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2.

Liszt perfected the art of thematic transformation and took it to an extreme level with this impassioned concerto.

French pianist Bianconi has been described as an artist whose playing is “always close to the soul of the music, filling the space with poetry and life” (Washington Post), “an extraordinary exhibition of musicianship, technical control and good taste which lent the music a freshness, immediacy and conviction one all too seldom encounters” (The London Times). After winning the Silver Medal in the Seventh Van Cliburn International Competition, Bianconi made an acclaimed recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 1987 and, since then, has enthralled audiences and critics throughout the world.

Also featured will be Manuel de Falla's lovely Noches en los Jardines de Espana, his most impressionist-style work, which details three gardens in a setting for piano and orchestra.

Chamber Program: Dec. 7 (7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church)
The Monterey Symphony is pleased to offer a special holiday chamber music treat, featuring concertmaster Christina Mok, with selections that include Piazzolla, Beethoven, Mozart, and the Hampton String Quartet's "What if Mozart wrote 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!"
Come have fun and enjoy holiday music in a classical style with the Monterey Symphony chamber players.

The mission of the Monterey Symphony is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

The Monterey Symphony, under the artistic leadership of Music Director & Conductor Max Bragado-Darman, is the only fully professional, full-season orchestra serving the communities of the Monterey Bay, Salinas, Salinas Valley, Big Sur, and San Benito County. It provides double performances of a six-concert subscription series at Carmel’s Sunset Theater, as well as youth education programs that include in-class visits and culminate in full-orchestra concerts for school children.

The Monterey Symphony is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, supported in part through the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Monterey Symphony, and through grants from The Arts Council of Monterey County, The Berkshire Foundation, The Buffet Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Community Foundation for Monterey County, Frisone Family Foundation, The Harden Foundation, The Todd Lueders Fund for the Arts of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Monterey County Weekly Community Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, Music Performance Trust Fund, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Samson Foundation, Warren and Katharine Schlinger Foundation, Alexander F. Victor Foundation, and many other generous foundations and individual donors.

The Monterey Symphony is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, supported in part through the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Monterey Symphony, and through grants from The Arts Council of Monterey County, California Arts Council, The Berkshire Foundation, The Buffet Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Community Foundation for Monterey County, Frisone Family Foundation, The Harden Foundation, The Todd Lueders Fund for the Arts of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Monterey County Weekly Community Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, Music Performance Trust Fund, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Samson Foundation, Warren and Katharine Schlinger Foundation, Alexander F. Victor Foundation, and many other generous foundations and individual donors.

For additional information, please call 831-646-8511 or visit our web site: www.montereysymphony.org.

Contact:
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Brief Guide to Auction Finance

Buying a property at auction is very different from doing so via conventional channels.

Leicestershire, UK, July 20, 2017 - Buying a property at auction is very different from doing so via conventional channels. Property auctions can be great for capitalising on unmissable investment opportunities. But at the same time, you’ll need to make sure you have the required capital available to complete the purchase.

Which is where auction finance comes into the equation. Similar in many respects to a bridging loan, auction finance provides the buyer with a short-term loan to cover the purchase of the property.

How It Works
If you plan to purchase a property at auction, you’ll first need to ensure you have the required 10% deposit to pay on the day. This secures the property when the winning bid has been determined, after which you’ll usually have 28 days to pay the rest of the balance.

For obvious reasons, a standard mortgage is entirely out of the question. So too is a typical personal loan, which along with being insufficient in value may take far too long to arrange. Auction property purchases move at a pace standard banks and lenders simply cannot keep up with. For this reason, an intelligent alternative solution is required.

The key difference with auction finance is that depending on who you work with, it can usually be arranged in no more than a few days. Attend the auction Monday and you could receive the money you require before the end of the working week. In most instances, a maximum of 75% of the total price of the property will be offered in the form of auction finance. Though there are instances where 90% or even higher may be offered – all determined on a case-by-case basis.

Qualification Criteria
In terms of qualification, there are essentially two means by which a borrower can qualify for auction finance.

The first of which being that they secure the loan on the property being purchased. In which case, the lender will take into accounts various considerations, including the nature of the property, its location, conditions, potential resale value and so on. Should the sum borrowed not be repaid as agreed, the lender takes ownership of the property. For these kinds of loans, it is usually necessary to have a strong credit score.

Alternatively, the loan may be secured on existing property. If the borrower already has a property valued at £200,000 for example, chances are they’ll find it easy to obtain a secured loan to the value of £100,000 to buy a property at auction. In which case, credit scores don’t come into the equation.

Repayment
Lastly, auction finance is also similar to a bridging loan when it comes to repayment periods. Specifically, auction finance is typically repaid over a much shorter period than a conventional loan – usually between six months and two years. In addition, the sum is usually paid back in one lump sum, rather than monthly instalments.

Though with much lower interest rates than a typical loan or mortgage, auction finance often represents outstanding value for money.

Before considering an auction property purchase of any kind, speak to an independent financial broker to explore all available options in full.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Monterey Museum of Art Appoints Stuart A. Chase Executive Director

The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart A. Chase as its Executive Director. Chase officially assumed the role on April 24, 2017.

Monterey, CA, July 19, 2017 - The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart A. Chase as its Executive Director. Chase officially assumed the role on April 24, 2017.

"The Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome Stuart to the Monterey Museum of Art,” said Kim Negri, MMA Board President. “With over 30 years of museum experience, Stuart is an accomplished, creative, community-minded leader and has the vision and knowledge to carry MMA into the future.”


As President and CEO of HistoryMiami Museum from 2013-2017, Chase led development of programs and exhibitions for expanded facilities to serve the public, including 135% growth of additional museum space.

As Executive Director of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, from 2005 to 2011, Chase focused on community partnerships by engaging area cultural organizations, and led a $10.3 million capital campaign for physical improvements to the art museum.

“I will be focused on engaging audiences with the visual arts of California and in particular the Monterey Peninsula. The Monterey Museum of Art holds a fine reputation in the museum field,” says Chase. “I am delighted to lead MMA into the next phase of growth, and showcase this unique American art community. The Peninsula is a beautiful region, with a strong local identity — a heritage of creative people located far enough from urban centers, but close enough to nature for lively intellectual exchange.”

Originally from Palmer, Massachusetts, Chase graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. His first position in the arts was as Assistant Director at Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas.

A lover of the outdoors, Chase and his wife Julie are excited to land in an area of such natural beauty.

“I love the outdoors and the natural world and this area is stunningly beautiful,” Chase says. “I'm a nature buff. I love gardening, kayaking and skiing. We also love the ocean and beaches. And I actually prefer the cooler weather.”

Chase and his wife found a home in New Monterey, which allows them to walk to the Rec Trail, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and downtown to explore the community.

“It has a very comfortable community feel to it,” he says. “I can easily see why the Monterey area became an art colony.”

As for the “next phase of growth” for MMA, Chase said he wants to build the Museum's programs and exhibits and “reinvigorate the exhibition cycle.” But first he wants to take the pulse of the community.

“I'm a curious learner,” he says. “I want to know what the community wants and what it wants to happen with the Museum. I just want to be as open and accessible as possible."

At the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, New York, he managed a $10 million capital improvement campaign of the historic museum building, and led acquisitions of major American regional regional artworks.

Additionally, Chase has served with the Raynham Hall Museum in Oyster Bay, New York; and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and was CEO of 1Berkshire.

In addition to his bachelor's degree, Chase participated and completed master's degree coursework in Arts Administration at Long Island University in Brookville, New York. He was a Bohlen Scholar at Attingham Summer School in England, and attended the Summer Institute in Management of Non-Profit Institutions at New York University.

About the Monterey Museum of Art
The Monterey Museum of Art expands a passion for the visual arts and inspires appreciation of California Art — past, present, and future. The Museum recently hosted the exhibit “Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist” as the opening venue, and debuted “Who Shot Monterey Pop! Photographs from the 1967 Music Festival” on June 2, 2017.

The Monterey Museum of Art connects art and community, with an emphasis on participatory experiences built around the Museum’s strong collection of California and regional art. Exhibitions and programs of the highest quality are designed to engage and inspire visitors.

The Museum was established in 1959, to uphold the artistic legacy of the region by collecting, preserving and presenting art of California and the Central Coast. Originally a chapter of the American Federation of the Arts, MMA remains the only nationally accredited museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara.

Visit montereyart.org for additional information on the Museum's exhibitions, programming and events.

Media Inquiries: pr@montereyart.org or 831.372.5477 x101

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monterey Museum of Art Receives Highest National Recognition

Awarded re-accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

Salinas, CA, July 19, 2017 - The Monterey Museum of Art is proud to announce that it has once again been honored with the highest degree of national recognition from the American Alliance of Museums.

In a July 5, 2017 letter to museum director Stuart Chase, the Alliance announced that the Monterey Museum of Art has been granted re-accreditation -- recognition that the museum continues to meet National Standards and Best Practices for U.S. Museum.

"Accredited museums are a community of institutions that have chosen to hold themselves publicly accountable to excellence," said Laura L. Lott, Alliance president and CEO. "Accreditation is clearly a significant achievement, of which both the institutions and the communities they serve can be extremely proud."

“As the new leader of The Monterey Museum of Art, I’m very proud to work with our Board and staff to produce programs, exhibitions and build collections that meet national standards reflected by this re-accreditation,” said Stuart Chase, Executive Director Monterey Museum of Art. “We are truly one of the finest American regional art museums in the nation.”

Among an estimated 33,000 museums in the United States, only about 1,000 are currently accredited. The Monterey Museum of Art is the only accredited art museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara.

Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. The Monterey Museum of Art initially received accreditation in 1976, but all museums must undergo a re-accreditation review at least every 10 years to maintain accredited status.

"The Board of Trustees is pleased to receive news of the Museum's re-accreditation from AAM," said Board President Kim Negri. "We look forward to continuing to guide the Museum and support our new Executive Director, Stuart Chase, in our mission of expanding a passion for the visual arts and inspiring appreciation of California art, past, present and future."

The Monterey Museum of Art is located at 559 Pacific Street, across from historic Colton Hall, and is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, and Thursday through Sunday. The Museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The Museum also has a second venue, at 720 Via Mirada, for special exhibitions.

Admission is $10 per adult, with no admission charge for students (18 and younger) and active military with identification, and members.

Call 831-372-5477, visit the website online at montereyart.org, or send an email to info@montereyart.org for additional information.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Netkiller is partnering with RingCentral for clients in the Bay Area

Netkiller, the company at the forefront of cloud services including cloud integration, data security, and document management, has recently announced its partnership with RingCentral for customers in the Bay Area.

San Jose, CA, July 16, 2017 - Netkiller, the company at the forefront of cloud services including cloud integration, data security, and document management, has recently announced its partnership with RingCentral for customers in the Bay Area. RingCentral, on the other hand, is an award-winning global provider of cloud unified communications and collaboration solutions.

With the two companies’ collaboration, Netkiller will become the largest Bay Area based Google and RingCentral channel partner to serve customers for cloud-based phone systems as well as PBX. With Netkiller’s over ten thousand clients, RingCentral aims to deepen its reach within the Bay Area market, where it was founded and has been headquartered since 1999.

While RingCentral’s channel continues to expand, its clients only get better quality service in return.

For example, G Suite customers can gain many benefits from integrating RingCentral with their business applications; one of the many includes the convenient phone system that RingCentral provides. Now you can integrate your business phone system into the cloud business applications you’re already using every day. RingCentral for Google provides advanced business communications capabilities that operate seamlessly across Google G Suite applications. Because G Suite users heavily rely on core services such as Gmail and Google Drive, RingCentral’s ability to integrate with a user’s Google account provides RingCentral an important edge that differentiates itself from others. Thanks to its high security, reliability, and quality of integrations with the Google Cloud ecosystem, RingCentral for Google is a trusted solution recommended for G Suite by Google Cloud.

Harry Jung, sales director of Netkiller said “Netkiller has been offering G suite from 2009 and is the preferred partner in the bay area. This partnership will synergize as I believe that RingCentral’s rich communication features will further enhance the G Suite user experience.

Due to its ability to integrate with Google, RingCentral enables users to call anyone directly within Gmail and see contacts within Gmail.This dramatically improves one’s work experience as it helps users save time and makes the calling process easier than ever.

Furthermore, not only can users make and receive calls but they can also administrate the entire phone system from anywhere, on any device. . Other benefits that RingCentral provides include how it can manage the users’ SMS conversations, allow users to listen to voicemail directly from Gmail, and view their complete communication history, including calls, texts, faxes, and voicemail. All of these great advantages can increase a G Suite user’s productivity by handling all tasks without leaving Google.

Leveraging Netkiller’s expertise in IT consulting and RingCentral’s market leading communications platform, the partnership between the two will bring value to customers seeking to improve the way they communicate, collaborate, and connect.

About Netkiller:
Netkiller is a Cloud Integration and Aggregator company providing SaaS applications on Cloud Platform and advisory services for world leading businesses. It provides services such as SSO, an easy-to-use cloud security, a business collaboration platform and barcode scanner that greatly increases workflow as well as cloud integrations. Additionally, it is a reseller of Google products such as G Suite, Chromebooks, and Chromebox for Meetings. With Netkiller, businesses are bound to be more accessible and simple, which in turn drives productivity and workflow.

Media contact:
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Netkiller Inc.
San Jose, CA 95129, USA
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The Clement Palo Alto Offers Unique Elopement Package, from Minister and Photography Services to Two-Night Stay and Romantic Dinner for Two

Just can't wait to get married? Want something classy, intimate and romantic, and don't want a quickie Las Vegas or city hall wedding? The luxury Clement Palo Alto may just have the perfect package for elopement-minded lovebirds.

Palo Alto, CA, July 16, 2017 — Just can't wait to get married? Want something classy, intimate and romantic, and don't want a quickie Las Vegas or city hall wedding? The luxury Clement Palo Alto may just have the perfect package for elopement-minded lovebirds.

The Clement Palo Alto, the area's first and only all-inclusive luxury hotel, is offering a special Elopement Package that will take care of all the little details so you can get married and start your new life as a happily married couple.

The Clement's package includes:

• Non-denominational minister service
• Ceremony at the hotel's rooftop pool area
• Couple’s bouquet and matching boutonniere
• Ceremony coordination services
• 1.5-hour photography service
• Two-night room accommodations for two
• Special turndown amenity
• La Belle Spa massages for two
• Romantic dinner on the rooftop for two
• All meals and drinks included


In addition, the wedding couple will be able to take advantage of all of the luxurious amenities at The Clement during their stay, including rooftop pool, whirlpool, private cabaƱas and fire pits, fitness center, personalized concierge services and dining at the hotel's Open Kitchen, Dining Room and 24-hour Guest Pantry.

Price starts at $10,000, reservations upon request and is based on availability. Call (650) 322-7111 to book this special package.

About The Clement Palo Alto
The Clement Palo Alto opened its doors March 2016 and is one of the most innovative, personalized and unique luxury hotels in the country.

With 23 spacious and richly appointed one-bedroom suites, The Clement Palo Alto sets a new standard for personalized luxury accommodations in a contemporary residential-style atmosphere.

While unparalleled service is key to any great luxury hotel, The Clement Palo Alto takes its impeccable service to another level with an all-inclusive concept, including personalized concierge services, breakfast, lunch and dinner in an on-premise location of the guest's choice.

All wine, beer and cocktails, in-room mini-refrigerator (stocked with the guest's favorites), and fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock, are just a few of the amenities included in this all-inclusive experience.

In fact, The Clement Palo Alto is more than all-inclusive, it is all-exclusive, catering exclusively to the guest's personal tastes and desires.

The Clement Palo Alto is ideally located across from Stanford University and next to downtown Palo Alto, with its award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping and upscale spas. It is just 45 minutes south of San Francisco and only 30 minutes north of San Jose, not only making it convenient, but easily accessible to the world-famous sights and myriad activities of both cities.

Overall, The Clement Palo Alto offers a unique, one-of-a-kind 6-star experience in the heart of Silicon Valley with unparalleled personal service, all-inclusive luxury and privacy in a warm, inviting and luxurious residential environment.

The Clement Hotel
711 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94301
(650) 322-7111
www.theclementpaloalto.com

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Premium Indoor Cycling Studio CycleBar Westgate West Announces Hiring of New Studio Manager

CycleBar Westgate West, part of an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, announced the hiring of Sarah Nashar as its new studio manager.

San Jose, CA, July 14, 2017 — CycleBar Westgate West, part of an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, announced the hiring of Sarah Nashar as its new studio manager.

Nashar, a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor with more than seven years of experience in the fitness industry, is co-lead CycleStar instructor at CycleBar Westgate West with Pegah Olfat. She is also TRX and Lagree Fitness certified.


“I have a passion for motivating others to become the best version of themselves through thoughtful classes and workouts,” says Nashar.

Originally from Michigan, Nashar moved to California from Ohio in Feb 2017. She has a marketing degree from Michigan State University.

“We are very excited to name Sarah as our new Studio Manager,” said Don Dasher, owner of CycleBar Westgate West. “Since she joined us, she has become a co-lead CycleStar instructor and has shown her leadership and dedication to CycleBar and to her riders. Come in and join us in congratulating Sarah on her new position and see what CycleBar Westgate West has to offer.”

About CycleBar Westgate West
CycleBar has quickly made a name for itself in the fitness community with its unique approach to indoor cycling. Instructors conduct classes in a theater-like setting, complete with music, visuals and lighting that combine to deliver a motivational, multisensory, communal experience as class participants dig deep to meet their workout goals.

CycleBar offers a variety of payment plans including pay per ride or monthly memberships and provides concierge amenities including free towels, shower facilities, lockers and shoes.

Classes take place in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre, led by CycleStar instructors who motivate their class to reach performance goals. Each ride is added to the rider’s CycleStats, which measures and logs six key metrics to track the progress of their fitness journey. Each rider also receives the class playlist via CycleBeats.

CycleBar Westgate West is conveniently located in West San Jose, just minutes from Campbell, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale — within easy reach of people who live and work in these communities.

Riders 15 and above of any ability are welcome at CycleBar. For more information, email westgatewest@cyclebar.com, visit http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com/ and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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BIG Sur, SMALL Crowds

Big Sur has become a virtual island because of a bridge collapse and a landslide that blocks a huge section of Highway 1.

Salinas, CA, July 13, 2017 - Big Sur has become a virtual island because of a bridge collapse and a landslide that blocks a huge section of Highway 1. With the closures, Big Sur has almost stepped back in time, with fewer visitors and cars, quieter and more peaceful.

But almost all businesses are open, from restaurants and lodging to galleries and gift shops, which offers the smart traveler a golden opportunity to experience the Big Sur of yesteryear.



Avoid airline and airport hassles and TSA lines and patdowns by taking a drive down the coast to Big Sur instead of flying elsewhere. From San Jose and the Bay Area, it only takes a few hours and a tank of gas to get to one of the most beautiful and serene places on earth.

Dip your feet into the flowing Big Sur River, grab an Adirondack chair for a front-row seat to the sights and sounds of nature, and relax by the fire on the patio of The Roadhouse or your cabin.

Have breakfast or lunch at the critically acclaimed Big Sur Roadhouse, or pick up food to go for a picnic along the Big Sur river, under the inspiring redwoods or at the beach.

Call us now for availability and enjoy the wonders of Big Sur as you have never experienced them before. Guests who call in July to reserve dates will be entered in a raffle to win 1 of 10 bottles of award winning Bernardus Wines. The focus of Bernardus Wines is to create wines that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination.

A Special Treat From Us To You...

Enjoy a complimentary upgrade at check-in if available & enter our raffle for a complimentary bottle of Bernardus wine in room upon arrival. Simply put "Bernardus Promo" in the Notes field at time of booking when making reservations online, or please be sure to discuss it when making a phone reservation. Promotion excludes holidays and weekends. Valid for Redemption: July 11th, 2017 - October 30, 2017. Offer valid on the following days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.glenoaksbigsur.com/

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

What are the Benefits of G Suite Enterprise

Although G Suite’s popularity has been growing among business owners, many are unaware of the Enterprise edition of G Suite.

San Jose, CA, July 12, 2017 - Although G Suite’s popularity has been growing among business owners, many are unaware of the Enterprise edition of G Suite. In the three G Suite editions Basic, Business, and Enterprise, Enterprise is the premium office suite of Google services. In addition to all of the features that G Suite Business provides, G Suite Enterprise offers advanced security, controls and customization.


To be specific, G Suite Enterprise contains the Messaging functions that include Gmail, Calendar, and contacts. The Enterprise edition also has access to Google Drive, Docs, Hangouts, Domain-wide mail and document search, as well as unified search and assist for content in various G Suite services.

Usage and support wise, G Suite Enterprise allows unlimited number of users to access G Suite and video conferencing. In addition, the users will also have unlimited email, document, and photo storage per user. Some other convenient support services include a 24/7 phone support and priority email support.

Another necessary function that all businesses need is a company brand email address that include custom email address for all users and a company address in Google Sites. Furthermore, G Suite Enterprise is able to provide an ad-free experience. In addition, the Enterprise edition provides migration services, is supported by various browsers, mobile friendly, and there is a convenient mailing lists that can be both admin and user controlled.

However, what truly marks G Suite Enterprise apart from the other editions is its security and business controls. Although both G Suite Business and Enterprise editions provide important functions such as 2-step verification, a security system, the Enterprise edition offers Drive data loss prevention and Gmail data loss prevention. With these functions, businesses can now define rules that protect privacy using Data Loss Prevention (DLP). Available sub-functions include sending an email to super administrators, sending an email to the user who created, edited, or uploaded a file with sensitive content, or blocking sharing of any file with sensitive content.

Another feature unique to G Suite Enterprise edition is Gmail log search in BigQuery. This feature allows businesses to analyze Gmail logs by using advanced custom queries, retain Gmail data for as long as needed, utilize various third-party tools to perform deep analysis, and create custom reporting and dashboards. Also, G Suite Enterprise can set up a third-party archiving solution to archive Gmail journal messages; this function can be extended to comply with email requirements, continue using a third-party archiving solution, and allow user access to archives.

Security key management is also only available in G Suite Enterprise. With this function, the administrator can view and manage the security settings for a particular user in the Google Admin console. Because the Enterprise edition focuses on security, S/MME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) encryption for email which adds a layer of security.

With these great, essential benefits that only G Suite Enterprise can provide, it can bring a business numerous advantages in terms of convenience of communication, workflow improvement, and security. If interested, contact Netkiller, a partner of G Suite, for additional assistance and benefits.

Contact:
Harry Jung
Netkiller Inc.
San Jose, CA 95129, USA
(408) 641-0114
info@netkiller.com
http://www.netkiller.com

Carmel Dog Tales™ Presents… America’s 1st Annual PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature

In honor of the Pulitzer Prize celebrating 100 years of excellence in journalism and the arts, Carmel Dog Tales presents America’s 1st Annual PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature.

Salinas, CA, July 09, 2017 - In honor of the Pulitzer Prize celebrating 100 years of excellence in journalism and the arts, Carmel Dog Tales presents America’s 1st Annual PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature. And what better venue to host the Award Ceremony than Carmel, California – often named America’s Most Dog-friendly town -- where writers such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Robinson Jeffers and Mary Austin, lived and explored the good, the bad, and the ugly of the human comedy.


But what of the Canine comedy? What of the great real-life dog stories?

Have a Story to Tell About Your Beloved Pooch?

Carmel Dog Tales™ wants to read the most memorable adventure, romance, comedy, or tear-jerker tale you’ve had with your dog. It’s time to recognize and honor ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell about their BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever!)

The PAWlitzer Prize™ will be presented to winners in two non-fiction categories: Drama and Humor. The Awards Ceremony will take place in Carmel, Ca., October 14, 2017. Afternoon festivities will include:

Entertainment and treats for all blue bloods, mixed breeds and mutts – canine and human!

PAWlitzer Prize Winners will be invited to read their stories at the Awards Ceremony.

Featured entertainment will be a PAWetry Slam™ where finalists get to perform their pooch passionate doggerel. Canine and human audience response will determine the winner. PAWetry Slam contestants will submit YouTube videos to be invited to perform at the Awards Ceremony.

For eligibility rules and submission guidelines for the PAWlitzer Prize™ and the PAWetry Slam™, including information on prizes, Judges, entry fees & full event details, go to: www.CarmelDogTales.com

100% of all net proceeds from the PAWlitzer Prize event will benefit the SPCA for Monterey County and The Birchbark Foundation.

PAWlitzer Prize™ Partners & Sponsors include: Chatterbox PR, www.chatterboxpublicrelations.com , Diggidy Dog Boutique, www.diggidydog.com , Porta Bella Restaurant, www.portabellacarmel.com , Carmel Road Wines, www.carmelroad.com , Carmel Country Inn, www.carmelcountryinn.com , Tradewinds Carmel, www.Tradewindscarmel.com, Kerry Lee Jewelry, www.kerrylee.com , Suds ‘n Scissors Pet Spa, www.sudsandscissorscarmel.com , Say WOOF! Petography, www.saywoofpetography.com , A. Herman - Dog Therapist, www.ahermandogtherapist.com

ABOUT CARMEL DOG TALES:
Carmel Dog Tales™ was founded by Mark Oman, a best-selling golf humorist, longtime Carmel resident, and volunteer with the Monterey County SPCA and Carmel Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Barbara, have two rescue mutts from the SPCA, Winifred and Winston.
Carmel Dog Tales offers everything you and your pooch need to know to walk and wag your tails through Carmel-By-The-Sea. www.CarmelDogTales.com

ABOUT SPCA:
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for Monterey County is your nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. Online at www.SPCAmc.org.

ABOUT BIRCH BARKL
About Birchbark Foundation
By providing financial resources for those in need and educational resources to our community, BirchBark Foundation empowers people to make informed decisions in times of crisis and to be better advocates for their pets. BirchBark offers assistance grants to animal owners who are unable to cover some or all of the cost of their pet’s medical care. BirchBark currently offer grants only to financially qualified applicants in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. The Foundation is reliant on the discounted services of Associate Member Hospitals. For more information please visit: www.birchbarkfoundation.org

Media Contact: Mark Oman (831) 624-4386 FAX: (831) 626-9357 Mark@markoman.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.CarmelDogTales.com