Thursday, May 10, 2012

Center for Productive Longevity Working to Defuse the Ticking Time Bomb

Organization Brings Awareness to the Alarming Facts of an Aging Workforce

Boulder, CO, May 10, 2012 - The Center for Productive Longevity (CPL), which serves as the bridge between people 55 and older and the opportunities that enable them to continue in productive activities, today described “The 3 Important Ways to Defuse the Ticking Time Bomb of our Aging Workforce”. With 77 million people in the United States 55 and older, we are at a tipping point: we can either watch them sit on the sidelines, drawing from unsustainable entitlement programs and the general economy, or we can enable this growing population segment to continue working and contribute to the country’s economic growth and prosperity.

Recent surveys by AARP indicate that 80 percent of the Baby Boomers intend to continue working after leaving their regular career jobs, more than half on less than a full-time basis. Many need or want the additional income, particularly because of their wealth reduction from the recession in 2001 and the global economic crisis that began in the U.S. in late 2007. Other reasons to continue working include the desire to maintain cognitive skills, continue adding value, and remain socially connected.

“We have been aware of this ticking time bomb for years without taking effective action. Now it’s really getting louder with the growing retirement of Baby Boomers at the rate of 4.2 million each year from 2011 through 2029, compounded by high unemployment and low economic growth for the foreseeable future,” says William Zinke, 85, founder and president of CPL. “We can defuse this time bomb by creating a wave of entrepreneurship across the country and stimulating employers to take a more flexible approach in providing employment opportunities for older workers.”

According to CPL, we can defuse the ticking time bomb of our aging workforce in three important ways:

Create awareness and understanding among the Baby Boomers about the benefits and opportunities of creating their own businesses. Entrepreneurship remains a critical factor in the country’s economic growth and vitality, with a spirit of pioneering and self-reliance still a part of America’s DNA.

2.Flexible Workplace Options
Stimulate employers to develop phased retirement programs and other flexible workplace options that will retain and attract Baby Boomers 55 and older who want to continue working but on a part-time basis. A movement is developing in this direction, but a recent survey by Harris Interactive indicates that only 24 percent of Fortune 1000 companies provide such options.

3.Greater Talent Pool Utilization
The reality is that America has a large and growing talent pool of workers 55 and older with experience, expertise, seasoned judgment and proven performance (EESP). Research shows that older workers have a higher level of commitment, reliability and motivation; have better overall skills and abilities than younger workers; and have much lower absenteeism and turnover. This talent pool must be tapped to a substantially greater degree.

“Economic growth and our standard of living may be reduced if older workers are not provided with opportunities to continue working, yet there is no real recognition of the need to do so,” adds Zinke. “It is CPL’s purpose to change the national mindset about aging and retirement.”

One way CPL is highlighting the benefits of senior entrepreneurship is by organizing a series of four meetings titled “Spotlight on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers”. The first meeting was held at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, MO, the focal point for entrepreneurship in America, on March 27 with almost 100 participants and excellent feedback. The next three meetings will be held at Babson College in Wellesley, MA on September 14, Northwestern University/Kellogg School of Business in Chicago on October 11, and the University of Denver on November 15. To register, visit

Media Contacts:
Jenny Foust or Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group

Company Contacts:
William K. Zinke or James R. Hooks
Center for Productive Longevity

About the Center for Productive Longevity
The mission of CPL is to be the bridge between people 55 and older and their engagement in productive activities, paid and volunteer, where they are qualified and ready to continue adding value. It is imperative that we recognize the value added by an aging workforce. Visit for more information. Follow the Center for Productive Longevity on Facebook at

Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Luxury Travel Introduces the Best Destinations in Vietnam for Discerning Travelers

Vietnam –based Luxury Travel Ltd ( is a long established Asian specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Hanoi, Vietnam, May 10, 2012 - The luxury travel advisors of Luxury Travel Ltd choose the best destinations in Vietnam, pick up the newest hotels and resorts in Vietnam in the company’s annual brochure and highly recommend top destinations in Vietnam for the most discerning travelers to Vietnam.

Travelers rave about Vietnam's incredibly friendly people, unique 54 traditions, beautiful landscape and countryside. Vietnam has established its reputation as a unique and genuine Southeast Asian experience. And now, there is ample opportunity to explore it in style and luxury. Vietnam has world class hotels and resorts, beaches and cuisine, in addition to its natural beauty, rich history and traditional culture.

The new slogan of Vietnam tourism, “Vietnam - Timeless Charm” was created with an aim to attract discerning travelers, who wish to experience its defining characteristics: thrills, nature, heritage, festival, pristine, luxury travel, scenery and essence.

“You will visit the country’s most high-end and beautiful destinations. With a solid tourism infrastructure, luxurious accommodations, timeless culture and incomparable service, it's all here” said Hung Nguyen, Sales and Marketing Manager of Luxury Travel Ltd.

The destinations which feature in Luxury Travel Brochure 2013, include Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Hue, Danang, Hoian, Nha Trang, Phu Yen, Phan Thiet, Dalat, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Con Dao and Phu Quoc Islands.

“We promote the best hotels and resorts and our luxury travel products at ITE Hong Kong MICE, Top Resa Paris, ITB Asia, ATF Laos, ITB Berlin, Salon Mondial du Tourisme Paris, Luxury Travel Fair, WTM London, FITUR Madrid, AIME Melbourn, ILTM Cannes and Shanghai. We do hope that our newest Luxury Travel’s brochure 2012 - 2013 and luxury travel guide book to help our travel professionals to generate sales. Interested travel colleagues can make an appointment with us and further discussion about this profitable market share in the emerging luxury travel destinations in Southeast Asia” said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd

Luxury Travel Ltd ( is a long established specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel is excellent in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences to fulfill the most sophisticated traveler’s expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent award: Best Luxury Tour Operator.

For more information, visit or email to brochure13(at) to get a digital copy.

David Nguyen
Sales and Marketing Manager
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444

Gate One Marketing Announces Help Net Charities and HNC Dry Cleaners Website

Gate One Marketing announces the Websites for Help Net Charities, a 501C3 organization, and HNC Dry Cleaners which is a for profit entity.

Green Cove Springs, FL, May 09, 2012 - Gate One Marketing announces the new Website for Help Net Charities which is a nonprofit 501-C3 organization and HNC Dry Cleaners for profit organization.

Help Net Charity is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Orlando Florida, providing transportation services for low-income elderly, HIV positive individuals, and disabled adults, in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake Counties.

Help Net Charities provides transportation for medical appointments, including Dialysis and Chemotherapy, as well as social, spiritual, and recreational activities. Help Net Charity also supports services and referrals to assist clients in meeting basic needs such as food, clothing, and utility assistance.

In return for your kind deed; Help Net Charity, Inc.  Provider’s a tax deductible receipt for you to reduce your income tax liabilities to the IRS.

With your help, we can provide a professional attire, a strong network of personal support, and career development tools, and professional advice, to help the economically disadvantaged in today’s tough economic environment to be successful, in both the workforce, and in their personal lives.

We are helping individuals break the cycle of poverty and we can move forward by doing our part in helping the less fortunate, become more self sufficient!

We can help with your interview skills, if you are technical or business orientated, William B. Weeks Jr of Gate One Marketing International is always available to provide business consulting, and career advice, at no charge!

HNC Dry Cleaners provides one stop services such as a full service Dry Cleaning experience for its customers, as well as, concierge Dry Cleaning Services, bill pay, and mini business center services.

HNC Cleaners has over 25 years experience in providing outstanding alterations and tailoring services.

HNC Cleaners provides one stop services such as full service dry cleaning experience for its customers as well as concierge dry cleaning services, bill pay and mini business center services.

William B. Weeks Jr of Gate One Marketing stated, “We are proud to work with HNC and we look forward to working with HNC for a long time and we look forward to your contributions. Please help this great organization and contribute all that you can!!”

About - Gate One Marketing
Gate One Marketing is a results-driven international marketing services company dedicated to helping businesses and individuals acquire new customers and retain them. Gate One has almost 30 years of experience in Internet Marketing with offices in the USA, and Sweden.

About – HNC
Help Net Charity is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Orlando Florida, providing transportation services for low-income elderly, HIV positive individuals, and disabled adults, in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake Counties.

HNC Dry Cleaners is a for profit dry cleaning company that has been in business for 22 years, Please come and see us!

William B. Weeks Jr
Gate One Marketing International
445 Hope Hull Ct.
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
+1-703-577-4171 Offers New Retirement Flag Case is poising itself for another Internet hot buy with its new retirement flag case.

Deer Park, NY, May 09, 2012 - is poising itself for another Internet hot buy with its new retirement flag case. The New York based online retailer of a full line of military products, including flag cases, flag display boxes, flag frames, medal display cases, historical flags and much, much more, hopes that the new retirement flag case will be another big seller to people across the U.S. and beyond. is proud to offer this flag retirement case because it’s anything but ordinary. With its optional glass engraving, service branch engraving option and option of medal and flag, or certificate and flag display, this is not your “run of the mill” flag case. This is a true masterpiece. The unique gift you were looking for your retired U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard husband, wife, father, mother, brother, sister or best friend.

But doesn’t “rest on its laurels” with just one stellar product. To the contrary, is proud to offer the finest quality and one of the largest online selections of military gift ideas, like flag cases, flag display boxes, flag frames, medal display cases, historical flags and much, much more. is proud to be your best purveyor of military retirement gift ideas. From flag frames to historical flags, has everything that special someone wants and needs. Their new flag retirement case is like all of their product line: something that will bring honor to a member of the military who served valiantly for the U.S. And, of course, this retirement flag case is proudly made in the U.S. has an established Web presence, serving military families every day of the year. Whether someone belongs to the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, treats its customers like family. And with their top-quality, unique product line and unbeatable prices, is ready to help more military families find the perfect gift., an online retailer of military gift ideas, including flag frames, flag display boxes, medal display cases, historical flags and much more, is proud to announce their top of the line retirement flag case. They have that special someone of yours in mind, and are sure they won’t disappoint.

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David Elgavisch
Flags Connections
1940 Deer Park Ave Suite 372
Deer Park, NY 11729