Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bryant & Stratton College Announces The Lori Appleford Administrative Excellence Scholarship

New scholarship honors College’s longest-serving employee, Lori Appleford; eligible to new students interested in enrolling in administrative programs

Buffalo, NY, August 22, 2013 – Bryant & Stratton College announced today the launch of the Lori Appleford Administrative Excellence Scholarship. The Scholarship recognizes Bryant & Stratton College’s longest-serving employee, Lori Appleford, who is retiring from the College at the end of this month after 45 years with the College. It honors her commitment to academic and professional excellence and is available to eligible students interested in enrolling in the College’s administrative programs.

Ms. Appleford started her career at Bryant & Stratton College as a student and has worked for the College longer than any employee in the institution’s history. Prior to graduating, she began working in a temporary capacity for Bryant Girl, a subsidiary of the institution, which provided temporary secretarial assistance to area businesses. She graduated from Bryant & Stratton College in September 1968 and that November was hired as a full-time keypunch operator for the College.

In the years to follow, Ms. Appleford was promoted to a position in the payroll division and served as Executive Administrative Assistant to Francis (Fran) Gustina, Treasurer at Bryant & Stratton College. In 1980, Mr. Gustina became President of Bryant & Stratton and Ms. Appleford continued as his Executive Administrative Assistant. Subsequently, Ms. Appleford served in this position for five different presidents. While supporting the respective Presidents, Ms. Appleford provided assistance for a number of Vice-presidents, Directors and professional staff. In addition, Ms. Appleford has been responsible for all administrative matters related to the Board of Directors.

“Lori’s absence will be felt when she retires at the end of the month and by creating the Lori Appleford Administrative Excellence Scholarship, we not only honor her service, but her legacy as well,” said Dr. Fran Felser, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Bryant & Stratton College. “The Appleford Scholarship is a fitting tribute to our friend and colleague whose dedication and commitment to the College is an inspiration to all. The significant contributions she made over her 45 year career with the College will continue on as the Appleford Scholarship helps future generations of administrative professionals realize career success as well.”

The Lori Appleford Administrative Excellence Scholarship may be awarded to new students enrolling in administrative programs at any of the New York State campuses. To be eligible, students must submit a written essay prior to their third week of their first term. Full and part-time students, who maintain their academic standing in accordance with the College’s established scholarship guidelines, may be awarded up to $1,000 per term not to exceed $5,000. Up to 10 scholarships may be awarded in each semester. Students interested in applying for the Appleford Scholarship should contact their local campus.

After retirement, Ms. Appleford plans to stay involved in the Buffalo community by volunteering at the Botanical Gardens as well as spending time with her family and traveling.

To learn more about Bryant & Stratton College, its degree programs and available scholarships visit

About Bryant & Stratton College:
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes-based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment.  The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division and a Professional Skill Center.  For almost 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees and professional certificates in the fields of healthcare, technology, legal, business and graphic design. For more information about the College’s graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit  General information can also be found on the College’s website at

Lindsey Read
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Proudly Display Your Military Flags and Memorabilia with Flags Connections

Display cases and American flags are available online from Flags Connections and if want a flag or display case that is handcrafted from an American Veteran you can count on Flags Connections to deliver the goods.

Deer Park, NY, August 22, 2013 - Display cases and American flags are available online from Flags Connections and if want a flag or display case that is handcrafted from an American Veteran you can count on Flags Connections to deliver the goods.

A military flag is presented as a tribute to your loved one who has proudly served in the United States military. If you already have a military flag, but would like to display it in your home, you can order burial flag cases and memorial flag cases from Flags Connections. The wall mounted two flags display case can hold a 3’ x 5’ flag and a 5’ by 9.5’ flag. Choose from oak, walnut, cherry, or cherry finishes that will display the flags of your loved ones.

Challenge coins are springing up in American Legion posts all over the United States, and if you have won your fair share of Challenge coins it’s time to display them in a handmade Challenge coin display case from Flags Connections. Whether you want to hold bragging rights or show your service achievements, you cannot go past the huge selection of Challenge coin displays from Flags Connections. The M62 glass dome display can hold 62 military challenge coins with an 8” wide glass dome. The oak base measures 10” in diameter and is 11” tall.

Flags Connections understands the importance of displaying service medals, documents, pictures and flags, and if you have been keeping yours in a cardboard box in the closet, it is time to start shopping online with Flags Connections for shadow boxes, flag display cases and much more.

Order a shadow box that can hold medals and other military memorabilia. The Military 3 Bay Mantle Military Shadow Box is large enough to display all of your family member’s achievements. Available in stained walnut or oak, the Military 3 Bay Mantle Military Shadow Box comes with a black, red, green, or blue background and can hold up to two 3’ x 5’ flag with a display case area of 7” by 22”. Ask about engraving and have the name of your veteran emblazoned on this beautiful Military 3 Bay Mantle Military Shadow Box.

Flags Connections carries more than flag cases, display cases, medal cases, and challenge coin display cases. Flags Connections can also supply you with pins, patches, lapel labels, and sword display products. You can also choose from burial flag cases, shadow boxes, flag and pedestal cases, challenge coin displays and much more from Flags Connections.

When it comes to displaying your treasured memorabilia, you cannot go past Flags Connections. Why would you buy anywhere else? Log in and shop online from the comfort of your home twenty-four hours a day seven days a week with Flags Connections.

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Flags Connections
1940 deer Park Ave Suite 372
Deer Park, NY 11729

A New kind of Income Model... Made for Today's People

As 2013 cruises in on an unprecedented rise in consumer information products and social media consumption/usage, there are a few hardcore market observations that must be acknowledged— and, some pretty exciting implications to note.

Conifer, CO, August 22, 2013 - As 2013 cruises in on an unprecedented rise in consumer information products and social media consumption/usage, there are a few hardcore market observations that must be acknowledged— and, some pretty exciting implications to note.

1. As is, the affiliate product launch model will give way to a more personal relationship-based model in 2013.

2. The word at ground level is that (as typical in human nature) there'll be an increase in demand for done-for-you services/products.

3. The emergence of new social media platforms will decrease, as we saw an explosion of these events between 2011 and 2012. Instead, there will be an explosion of offerings in closely related markets (think Google+ Hangouts).

4. Even free-traffic wizards will feel a slight sting as paid traffic increasingly becomes more of a reality. It can still be done— it just won't be as easy/relevant as before.

5. Video marketing will become even more popular than it already is. And, if anything ever happened at Youtube (think: Netflix), there are so many "under-explored" video platforms waiting with open doors for the new traffic.

6. Sorry, product launches will continue to be a pain.

Now for those dynamic Implications I promised:

If you speak to individuals, such as yourself, who were involved in a particular movement— whether it be the super affiliate market of today, civil rights of the 60's, or the race to the moon- they'll tell you that it was hard to see exactly how important the movement was when they were on the verge of the new dawn…

If 2013 calls for building personal relationships with clients and partners, it sweeps open the door for you to gain brand traction in new social and economic circles.

This brand traction will bring about short and long-term sustainability in the shifting market!

Old and New Clients will be willing to put their dollars behind their demand for these premium services and products. And for good reason— after all, they are seeking the best.

It's up to you (and your partners, if you'd like) to set the standard.

As remnants of market events up through 2012 fades away, early adopters are presented with an exciting opportunity in 2013 to "design" a new product launch market -  without the pain of yesterday. Here's how:

This is a powerful program that will help you "re-fire" your brand in a dynamic way to gain/maintain position continuity early on in the game.

Our program is designed to energize and expand an already healthy revenue portfolio by:

Adding an additional (significant) income stream to your portfolio

Enhancing client/partner acquisition and/or adding a new campaign

Incorporating the latest and greatest web tools and enhancing audience reach

Getting and/or keeping partners/clients excited about you and your brand

Enhancing synergistic relationships between you and your partners In addition, it provides:

An incentive cycle to encourage purchase upgrades

A paradigm shift for those who want to improve revenue health

Early adoption long-term benefits and exciting implications

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In plain English, you'll create sustainability for your brand, gain another significant income model and have fun doing it. Become an early market leader and lead on!

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My sincere thanks for your time and attention and l look forward to speaking with you.

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Robert Hokanson
Auto Recruiting Platform
9620 Aspen Lane
Conifer, CO 80433
303-437- 8856