Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blue Asset Management LLC Offers Rahway New Jersey Commercial Property for Sale

Wayne-based Blue Asset Management LLC is offering an app. 8,000 square foot commercial building for sale located in the redeveloping downtown area cof Rahway, New Jersey.

Rahway, NJ, April 30, 2013 -(Straight Line PR)- Wayne-based Blue Asset Management LLC is offering an app. 8,000 square foot commercial building for sale located in downtown Rahway,, New Jersey.

Charles Blumenkehl, CEO of Blue Asset Management LLC, said “We are offering a unique opportunity for an operator or re-developer to leverage the ongoing revitalization of the prime downtown district.” The property is located in the downtown district, across from the Rahway train station.

Beginning in the early 1990s and continuing through the present day, the City of Rahway has rebounded as its downtown has seen the construction of new restaurants, art galleries, market-rate housing and the old Rahway Theatre reopening as the Union County Performing Arts Center. The theater underwent a $6.2-million renovation and expansion project, completed in 2007.

Blumenkehl continued, “While we see a tremendous opportunity to benefit by the continued strengthening of the region, we have determined that this particular opportunity is outside our fund parameters, and are offering it at a deep discount to market value.”

The property is being marketed by Joni Sweetwood and Julie Gralla of Kislak Realty who can be contacted at 732 750-3000 for more information about the property. For more information about Blue Asset Management LLC, log onto the company website at www.blueassetmanagementllc.com or contact the company directly at 973 835-1400.

Distribution By Straight Line PR (http://www.straightlinepr.com)

Gail Cherenson
Blue Asset Management LLC
2282 Hamburg Tpke,
Wayne, NJ 07470
973 835-1400

Ecotech Institute’s Power Utility Technician Program Addresses Growing Need for Talent in the Sector

More than 10,200 Power Utility Jobs were Available in the Last Year; Industry Insiders See Looming Talent Gap

Denver, Colorado, April 29, 2013 – The Power Utility industry is experiencing a massive demographic shift and employees who know both conventional grid and smart grid technology are in demand. With a growing number of retirees and new technologies cropping up, a new generation of power utility technicians is critical for the industry. Ecotech Institute, which focuses entirely on preparing students for jobs in sustainability, has been closely watching the rapidly changing sector and its Power Utility Technician program exists to fill the gap.

Ecotech Institute designed its Power Utility Technician program with input from subject matter experts who have more than 55 years of combined utility experience and know first-hand where the industry is headed. The two-year program prepares graduates for careers in power generation, with specialization in power plant operations and maintenance. Students receive immersive and hands-on training that focuses on electric utility distribution systems, grid and smart grid.

A few job titles that correlate with the Power Utility Technician program include Systems Operator, Power Plant Operator, Hydroelectric-Station Operator and Turbine Operator. According to Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, there were 10,265 jobs advertised in the last year (March 2012 to March 2013) that match the skills taught in Ecotech’s Power Utility Technician program.

"The power utility workforce is facing changes as many utility workers are retiring and new talent is becoming vital," says Alden Zeitz, Manager of Renewable Energy Services with Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative. “A new generation of power utility specialists that understands the grid but also grasps the concepts and application of new energy sources is critical."

Upon successful completion of the Power Utility Technician program, graduates will be prepared to:

* Apply the fundamentals of power generation, so they can operate and maintain power plants;

* Use their knowledge of high voltage systems to maintain and operate grid infrastructure, smart grids, and distribution systems;

* Use the fundamentals of electrical theory and related knowledge to design, build, repair, calibrate and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls and machinery;

* Meet industry standards within the electrical engineering, power production and distribution fields.

In addition to the Power Utility program, Ecotech Institute offers the following:

* Solar Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

* Wind Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

* Renewable Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

* Energy Efficiency Program, Associate of Applied Science

* Electrical Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

* Business Administration – Sustainability, Associate of Applied Science

About Ecotech Institute
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, it offers six highly practical renewable energy degree programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable energy employers. Classes start once per quarter and applications are always accepted. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576.

Jenny Foust
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, Colo 80206

Colorado HealthOP Receives License and Becomes Colorado’s First Statewide Nonprofit Health Insurance Cooperative

Colorado HealthOP Approved to Offer Consumer Operated and Oriented Health Insurance Beginning October 1

Denver, Colo, April 29, 2013 — Colorado HealthOP, Colorado’s first statewide nonprofit health insurance cooperative, announced today that it has received a Certificate of Authority to provide health insurance from the Colorado Division of Insurance. This establishes Colorado HealthOP as an official health insurance plan, and authorizes Colorado HealthOP to provide affordable, quality coverage to individuals and employers in Colorado communities.

To earn licensure in Colorado, an insurance provider must undergo a rigorous review process to determine its potential for longevity. The Colorado Division of Insurance evaluates the organization’s business plan and financial solvency, as well as the background of its executive team and board members.

The CO-OP, which was sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Educational and Charitable Foundation, will provide a variety of health insurance options for individuals and employers in both urban and rural communities across Colorado. In its first year of operations, Colorado HealthOP will offer a statewide provider network that is as robust as those offered by other insurers.

Enrollment will begin October 1, 2013, to coincide with the availability of Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s online health insurance marketplace. Coverage will begin January 1, 2014. Plans will be available on the marketplace, through a network of brokers and agents, and on Colorado HealthOP’s website at www.COHealthOP.org. Subsidies and financial assistance may be available through Connect for Health Colorado for individuals who qualify.

“We appreciate the Colorado Division of Insurance’s vote of confidence in Colorado HealthOP and its unique model,” said Julia Hutchins, chief executive officer of Colorado HealthOP. “We want to make healthcare better in Colorado, and licensure advances our ability to deliver affordable, quality coverage to individuals interested in making a difference in their own health and that of their community.”

Colorado HealthOP gives members a voice in the CO-OP’s operations, including what is covered under its benefit plans. When Colorado HealthOP’s revenues exceed its costs, the surplus will be reinvested to directly benefit members—through lower premiums, expanded benefits and quality improvements. The CO-OP is committed to promoting health as a way of life and will reward its members for healthy behaviors.

Colorado HealthOP is a unique, consumer-driven solution,” said U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado. “Increased competition in the health insurance marketplace – particularly as the marketplace comes online in October – can only benefit Colorado. Greater access to new options will help individuals, families and employers choose plans that better suit their specific needs.”

With a local perspective and community focus, Colorado HealthOP is dedicated to partnering with doctors, hospitals, brokers and advocates statewide to create benefits and programs that will improve health at the local level. Beginning in May 2013, Colorado HealthOP will begin outreach activities in both English and Spanish to educate the community about their health insurance rights, provide tools for navigating Colorado’s insurance marketplace, and offer resources to help individuals and employers choose the best insurance option for them.

For more information about Colorado HealthOP, please visit www.COHealthOP.org.

About Colorado HealthOP
Colorado HealthOP offers a new alternative to traditional health insurance in Colorado. A nonprofit health insurance cooperative, Colorado HealthOP and its members are committed to providing affordable, quality coverage to individuals and employers interested in making a difference in their own health, their employees’ health and the health of their community. Colorado HealthOP, which was sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Educational and Charitable Foundation, aims to improve health outcomes by putting the responsibility for care back into the hands of the cooperative’s members and providers. A private market solution tailored for individuals and employers, Colorado HealthOP will begin open enrollment in October 2013 via Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado’s health insurance marketplace, and through independent brokers and agents. Coverage will begin January 1, 2014. For more information about Colorado HealthOP, please visit www.COHealthOP.org or call 720.627.8900.

Shannon Fern
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, Colo 80206

“Today's Inspiring Women” Radio Show Goes on the Air - Debuts on Voice America

Each week Deanne DeMarco will introduce extraordinary and inspiring women who may not yet be household names but are business and entrepreneurial rising stars—women who may have come from a background similar to your own.

Hillside, IL, April 30, 2013 - Multi-talented career coach and entrepreneur Deanne DeMarco brings her high energy and inspiring message to the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Radio network. Deanne’s hour-long show, aptly called “Today’s Inspiring Women,” begins a 13-work series on May 2nd. It airs every Thursday at Noon pacific.

For more than 20 years Deanne ( www.DeanneDeMarco.com) has used her innovative strategies—drawn from her successful experiences as a scientist, college instructor, management trainer, Fortune 500 manager, author and entrepreneur—to help business executives and individuals break through personal and career roadblocks.

Deanne is an example of her own advice and leadership with an impressive background in medicine, education, training and conflict resolution. As a scientist, for instance, she was on the original three-member team that first discovered the cancer link to second-hand smoke (published in the Lancet). As a corporate trainer, her management coaching program won national recognition from Training Magazine’s Top 100. She is renowned for her ability to make an impact with her high energy speaking style, use of personal stories and strategies that work.

Each week on the show Deanne will introduce extraordinary and inspiring women who may not yet be household names but are business and entrepreneurial rising stars—women who may have come from a background similar to your own.

Says Deanne, “You’ll discover how they overcame challenges and the lessons they learned to become successful in their fields. Not only will you hear success stories, you’ll also be presented with professional insights, tools, tips and strategies you can employ to achieve your own personal success. It’s all about inspiring women inspiring women.”

For her opening program, Deanne takes the microphone herself to discuss the all-important issue of communications for building successful relationships not only in your business life with clients, colleagues and employees, but also in your personal life. She says that, although there are many different personality types, communication style boils down to four major behavioral approaches. These were first identified two thousand years ago by Hippocrates and popularized in the modern age by Harvard-trained psychologist Dr. William Marston.

What are they? How can you use them to communicate more effectively? How do you take charge and keep your communication style in sync? Find out by tuning in to “Today’s Inspiring Women,” Thursdays at noon Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Radio. www.voiceamerica.com/show/2182/todays-inspiring-women

John Steinmetz
Breaking- Boundaries International, Inc
2205 S. Wolf Road
Suite 304
Hillside, IL 60162