Ghilotti Construction Celebrates 100 Years of Re-Shaping Northern California

NOVATO, Calif. (PRWEB) September 24, 2014

Ghilotti Construction Company (GCC), the North Bay?s largest engineering general contractor with headquarters in Santa Rosa, recently celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the founding of its business Saturday, September 13 at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. This occasion also marked the first release of a limited-edition hardcover book recapping GCC?s first century (1914-2014) entitled ?From Stone Walls to Super Highways, Paving the Way for the Future.?

The history of GCC is more than a classic American success story. It is a tribute to the courage of James Ghilotti emigrating from Italy willing to take risks and explore opportunities thousands of miles from home with a vision to do whatever it takes to seek a new life and provide for his family. In 2014 the engineering contractor company he founded celebrates 100 years of service in building the infrastructure of Northern California with current revenues and new contracts totaling in excess of $ 220+ million.

In honor of reaching 100 years in business, GCC held the celebration for its employees, business partners and affiliated organizations. The afternoon event started with a champagne reception in the Buck Institute atrium, featuring a photo gallery showing scenes of several major construction projects, followed by a film showing highlights of the firm?s many construction projects over 10 decades as it built much of the core infrastructure of Northern California. Speakers included Buck Institute Vice President and Facilities Manager Ralph O?Rear, President of the 1,800-member North Bay Builders Exchange Keith Wood, and GCC President and Owner Richard Ghilotti, grandson of the company?s founder. As parting gifts, attendees each received a copy of GCC?s commemorative book ?From Stone Walls to Super Highways, Paving the Way for the Future.?

While the company?s many achievements and hundreds of completed projects are too numerous to mention, several stand out as examples of the excellent teamwork, engineering expertise, quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that have become the hallmarks of GCC.

This list includes the Marin County Civic Center, Sonoma Raceway (formerly Sears Point), the San Francisco 49ers ?Levi?s Stadium? in Santa Clara, Sutter Medical Center Santa Rosa, the San Francisco International Airport runway expansion, the Graton Rancheria Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, George Lucas? Big Rock Ranch, a phase of the Geyser?s pipeline construction, site work at the Mayacama Golf Club, and the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University — as well as site work for the world-renowned Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, the venue for GCC?s 100-year anniversary celebration.

In his speech to the event?s guests, Richard Ghilotti expressed pride and gratitude for his company and employees, saying, ?This has been a banner year for Ghilotti with more than 50 projects still underway representing over $ 200 million in revenue ? an all time record for our company. We could not succeed without the support of many suppliers, subcontractors, government and private planners, developers and investors.?

He continued, ?I am extremely grateful for the support of all of you here today. Willie, Brian and other [Ghilotti] family members continue to build on the legacy of our firm at the start of the next hundred years of the Ghilottis in America. Thank you for coming, for working with us over the years, and for continuing to trust in and rely on GCC to do the best job we know how to do.?

Since the original company founding 100 years ago, the Ghilotti family has divided into several separate companies in order to allow for more executive positions for the founder?s ambitious relatives. As the largest Ghilotti company, GCC recently launched a fun, western-themed TV commercial that differentiates GCC from the other Bay Area companies with Ghilotti in their names. This commercial is currently air during Monday Night Football games and on other networks throughout Northern California.

GCC has dedicated the 100th anniversary year to Richard Ghilotti?s son, Dino Richard Ghilotti, who unexpectedly died in at the tender age of 22 after graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in business and a minor in art. Richard Ghilotti started the ?dg Foundation? charity in Dino?s honor. The dg Foundation is dedicated to helping students by providing scholarships to the world-class education at San Domenico, Marin Catholic High School and University of Miami. The scholarship is focused on kids who demonstrate a spirit of inclusion throughout all of their academic, athletic and artistic pursuits?just as Dino did.

Today GCC has offices in Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Livermore and American Canyon, and the company is thriving and operating at a higher capacity than ever before. For GCC?s ongoing efforts to give back to the community, North Bay Business Journal honored the company with the Corporate Philanthropy Award this past March.







Eleven Wireless Launches ElevenBC for Intel-based Apple iMac

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 22, 2006

Eleven Wireless, a leader in on-demand software for broadband networks, today launched the new version of its business center computer solution, called ElevenBC. This software update is optimized to take advantage of the Intel-based Apple iMac computers? performance improvement. ElevenBC enables hotel properties to deploy a fully functional, managed computer for guests to use for business or personal use.

ElevenBC?s software manages key aspects of the computer system, allowing hotels to customize the look and feel of the guest experience. Additionally, after a guest ends their session, ElevenBC electronically shreds that guest?s private documents, files and other settings. This assures data security while providing a fresh experience for subsequent users free of any residual documents, viruses, bookmarks, or other content.

ElevenBC previously delivered an industry-first Mac OS X and Windows XP on an Apple iMac G5 system. Leveraging the new Intel processors means Windows XP on ElevenBC?s iMac runs at speeds similar to those of Windows XP running standalone on typical PCs.

?Some of our guests want Windows and others prefer Mac. Our partnerships with Eleven enable us to satisfy all guests with a single business center computer,? said Andrew Furrer, Kimpton?s VP of Technology.

With the click of a mouse, guests can switch between Mac OS X and Windows XP. Both Windows Office and Mac Office are available for use by guests, allowing them to create and edit documents, presentations and spreadsheets in whichever environment they prefer. A color laser printer allows guests to easily print their documents and available USB ports let guests take their data with them.

?Why settle for an Internet kiosk or even a Windows-only machine when you can get both Windows and Mac on a superior hardware platform?? questions Andrew Yorra, Eleven?s VP of Business Development. ?Hospitality is about guest satisfaction, and ElevenBC empowers hoteliers to deliver their guests a better business center experience.?

About Eleven

Eleven is a leader in on-demand software for broadband networks. ElevenOS enables the central management of all aspects of guest broadband networks. ElevenBC allows hotels to deploy an elegant, all-in-one business center computer solution. The company?s software is used in many of the leading hotel properties throughout the United States and Central America. Eleven is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit http://www.elevenwireless.com or call 503.222.4321.

About Kimpton

Founded by Bill Kimpton in 1981, San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a unique collection of boutique hotels coupled with destination restaurants. All Kimpton Hotels are thoughtfully appointed and individually designed to reflect the energy, personality, and pulse of each property. Featuring highly personalized guest services, comforting in-room amenities, and one-of-a-kind specialty rooms and suites, Kimpton hotels provide travelers with welcoming atmospheres that embrace its signature elements of care, comfort, style, flavor, and fun. For more information, please visit http://www.kimptonhotels.com or call 1-800-KIMPTON.

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The Henry Ford and Litton Entertainment Announce The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards

Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) September 23, 2014

The Henry Ford and Litton Entertainment announce today The Henry Ford?s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards. In conjunction with the television show The Henry Ford?s Innovation Nation making its national debut on CBS on September 27 as part of the ?CBS Dream Team, It?s Epic!? Saturday morning block, the awards recognize the educators who are using the classroom to inspire innovation, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking among their students.

?The Henry Ford is proud to recognize those teachers taking it forward by applying innovative teaching methods inside the classroom,? said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. ?Through our partnership with Litton Entertainment and the launch of The Henry Ford?s Innovation Nation, we hope to encourage and equip teachers with new ways of educating today?s learners and tomorrow?s innovators.?

Teachers can apply for The Henry Ford?s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards by completing a submission form online or by mail that includes supportive materials of their creative curriculum in action, along with a written essay on how their teaching methodology is inspiring creativity, critical thinking, problem solving or interest in the STEM fields. Twenty educators in total will receive prizes for their outstanding work with the top 10 first place winners receiving a week-long ?Innovation Immersion Experience? at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. These top winners will also receive recognition on The Henry Ford?s Innovation Nation.

Winners will be selected based on their original and creative approach to teaching, their demonstrated resourcefulness and the positive impact they have made. Student engagement, learning goals, and evidence achieving those goals will also be taken in consideration. All entries must be submitted by the February 6, 2015 deadline in order to be considered. The Henry Ford?s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Award winners will be announced on May 11, 2015.

Hosted by Mo Rocca, CBS? ?Sunday Morning? correspondent and produced by Litton Entertainment, The Henry Ford?s Innovation Nation will tell the fascinating stories behind the historic innovators of the past and the forward-looking visionaries of today, and the extraordinary talents and dedication required to bring their inventions to life.

For more details, to nominate a teacher, or to download The Henry Ford?s free and teacher-endorsed, Innovation 101 digital curricula designed to inspire students to ?think and act like innovators?, visit http://www.thehenryford.org/innovationnation

About The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow?s innovators. More than 1.6 million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution?s campus. For more information please visit our website thehenryford.org.







From Runway to Real World, Shoes Are on Parade during NY Fashion Week 2014, Tips from Topical BioMedics for Keeping Fashionable Feet Pain-Free


Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2014

Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week is about to kickoff, with high-styled heels strutting down the catwalk and on the sidewalks of Manhattan.

The latest shoe silhouettes run the gamut?from chunky, thick-coned heels, platform soles, and leopard booties to towering stilettos, retro/mod tall shaft boots, and knee-high sneakers. This year sees a range of prism/triangle heels, as well, some appearing to thrust the wearer forward. ?Sensible? brogues and oxfords are playfully embellished, while boots go backless and feature asymmetrical cuts and graphics. Pumps get printed or decorated with fur and feathers, and straps of contrasting color or texture add extra interest. The long and short of shoe styles for fall 2014 is far from demure, and extreme silhouettes look chic?but there is a downside.

?Women love wearing heels, but the resulting pain is not glamorous,? says Lou Paradise, president and chief of research, Topical BioMedics, Inc., Rhinebeck, NY. ?Wearing high heels and squeezing feet while thrusting toes forward can lead to such problems as Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sprained and swollen ankles, blisters, aching feet, hammertoes, corns and calluses, lower back pain, and knee strain, as well as other painful conditions.?

Greg Adler Ready to Rumble in Las Vegas Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Showdown


Compton, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014

Greg Adler and Team 4 Wheel Parts are motoring out to Vegas for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Rounds 13 and 14 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a heated race under the lights with capacity crowds. With the season coming to a close and the championship on the line, the pressure is on for the world?s best short course off road racers to make their mark on the 2014 season.

As he has throughout the season, Adler will be behind the wheel in the two most competitive classes in the sport this weekend: the Pro 4 Class for all wheel drive, 850+ horsepower unlimited trucks as well as the 2 wheel drive, Pro 2 Class against the toughest off road competition on the planet.

The unique nature of his duel class schedule insures that Adler and his team ? led by veteran Crew Chief, Jon Nelson, will have a busy weekend angling for speed at the venerable Las Vegas off road battleground. In a season that has seen the full time CEO/Off Road Racing Iron Man bring home three trophies, Adler and his team are arriving in Las Vegas with the resolve to return Team 4 Wheel Parts to the podium.

?This is a tough sport with intense competition and lots of contact. After a great start to the season, we?ve been challenged by a bit of bad luck and some mechanical issues,? Adler says, ?This team is resilient and we know what it takes to get on the podium. We are all working hard and are determined to finish the season strong.?

In addition to his two Pro 4 trophies, Adler has consistently placed within the top five throughout the season, most recently racing to a pair of top 5 finishes in Rounds 11 and 12 at Reno?s Wild West Motorsports Park. After capturing a third place trophy in the first round of Pro 2 competitions, he has been in the fray throughout the season.

This weekend, Adler will be competing against the best of the best, and for Team 4 Wheel Parts it?s all about getting the team back onto the podium.

Last year, Lucas Oil rounds 13 and 14 brought in capacity crowds in Las Vegas, but those who can?t make it there to see it live can catch all the action on CBS, CBS Sports Network and MavTV.

Team 4 Wheel Parts partners: Magnaflow, Hypertech, 5-Hour Energy, Daystar, Hawk, RedKap, 4 Wheel Parts, Pro Comp, G2, E3 Sparks, FOX, Mastercraft/Impact, Fiberwerx, AutoMeter, JE Pistons, Optima Batteries and GoPro.

About 4 Wheel Parts: 4 Wheel Parts is a retailer specializing in aftermarket parts for off-road and 4×4 enthusiasts. With 64 locations in North America, 4 Wheel Parts installs all the products it sells while also operating a robust mail-order and e-commerce distribution network to serve customers around the country and around the world. 4 Wheel Parts carries North America?s largest inventory of truck and Jeep parts including Jeep wheels, exterior accessories, catalytic converters and more. Their toll-free order number is 877-474-4821.







SimpleSignal Named to Inc 500|5000 List for Fourth Straight Year


Dana Point, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

SimpleSignal, Inc., the leading cloud-based Unified Communications and Collaboration provider for business, today announced that Inc. Magazine named SimpleSignal to the annual listing of the nation?s Fastest Growing Private Companies. This year marks the company?s 10th anniversary and its fourth consecutive year to be included in the prestigious list.

?I am delighted that a decade of preparation and hard work have come together with an amazing opportunity to create a company that continues to be recognized for its innovation and growth,? said Dave Gilbert, founder and CEO of SimpleSignal. ?Our culture supports our team member?s efforts and as a result, we continue to see growth and a strong presence in the industry.?

Winner of many industry awards, including Frost and Sullivan?s Entrepreneurial Company of the Year and Internet Telephony?s Product of the Year, SimpleSignal provides a cloud hosted unified communications solution for businesses across the United States and Canada. Innovative integrations with Google Apps, Salesforce and Microsoft Lync along with affordable hosted video conferencing have been a driver of growth for the company over the past few years.

?Our team and partners in the channel community have been instrumental in our company?s growth and success,? said Michael Sterl, SimpleSignal?s EVP. ?By providing solid solutions and customer support, we are on track to continue our growth strategy for the upcoming years.?

The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage of revenue growth from 2010 through 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. Additionally, they must be based in the United States, privately held, for profit and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $ 100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $ 2 million.

The full list of winners can be viewed at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2014.

About SimpleSignal

SimpleSignal provides cloud-based Unified Communications and Collaboration services, delivering voice, video, and mobile communications to thousands of satisfied business customers globally. The company provides the most innovative and advanced FMC and mobile PBX capabilities in the industry using its Broadsoft platform, and is one of the first companies ever to extend video PBX telephony over iPads, iPhones, and Android mobile devices that can connect with any brand of video conferencing equipment. SimpleSignal?s video conferencing product provides all the power and features of Polycom?s premise-based video conferencing systems in a fully-outsourced video as a service (VaaS) solution without on-premise video infrastructure. SimpleSignal is also investing heavily in integrations with Microsoft Lync, Google Apps and other SaaS solutions. For more information, visit http://www.simplesignal.com, check out the company blog at http://www.simplesignal.com/blog, or connect at facebook.com/simplesignal and twitter.com/simplesignal.







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GamePop enters Japan with Sumitomo Corporation


Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) September 17, 2014

GamePop, the #1 gaming service for TV, announced their entry into the Japan market at the Tokyo Game Show 2014 in partnership with industry leaders for cable TV and mobile services. BlueStacks and Presidio Ventures earlier announced the latter?s investment in BlueStacks in connection with the GamePop service. Based in Silicon Valley California, Presidio Ventures is the investment arm of Sumitomo Corporation. Sumitomo Corporation, a major shareholder in J:COM, are adding gaming services to their massive portfolio of cable TV and media services. Sumitomo Corp. are also rapidly spreading their presence in the cable TV business and media services across Asia-Pacific through strategic investments.

?GamePop has very unique technology for mobile games to run smoothly on TV,? according to Yusuke Ujimoto, General Manager of Cable TV Department at Sumitomo Corporation. ?The depth and breadth of GamePop?s localized content catalog makes this a very compelling offering for consumers across Asia. Taking the lead to help BlueStacks expand and bring GamePop to Japan and Asia-Pacific markets was an easy choice for us.?

GamePop first launched in the US in 2013 as a white-label solution for cable companies and TV manufacturers to bring mobile gaming to TV. Since then, GREE, Ubisoft, Warner Brothers and hundreds of other gaming companies have signed on to the platform. Other investors in the company include Samsung Ventures, Andreessen-Horowitz, Qualcomm, Intel, AMD, Redpoint, Ignition Partners, Radar Partners and others.

?GamePop is tailor-made for Japan,? said BlueStacks CEO, Rosen Sharma. ?We bring the 3 key pieces that complete the gaming experience. The first is great software, the second is local content and the third is broad reach through a multi-device strategy. We can?t wait to unlock our distribution through Sumitomo Corp.?

?Japanese consumers are already very familiar with gaming subscription services on their smartphones. GamePop builds on this familiar concept and gives consumers what they have always wanted ? their favorite mobile content, games and apps on larger screens,? said Apu Kumar who heads up the GamePop business at BlueStacks. ?The partnership with Sumitomo Corp. puts GamePop in the #1 spot for games on TV in Japan.?

BlueStacks also announced that they have nominated Tokyo Electron Device (TED) to be their official representative and technology partner for GamePop in Japan.

About BlueStacks

BlueStacks was founded in 2009 to bring the energy and creativity of the mobile app world to every type of device. The BlueStacks Network now reaches over 100 million users through direct downloads and mobile and PC integrations with Lenovo, Asus, Intel, AMD, MSI and the Fonelink service. BlueStacks is funded with 24M from Radar Partners, Ignition Partners, Redpoint, Intel, Andreessen-Horowitz, Presidio Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Qualcomm. Join their more than 1.2 million Facebook fans at Facebook.com/BlueStacksinc, or on Twitter at @BlueStacksinc

About Sumitomo Corporation

Founded in 1919, Sumitomo Corporation is one of the world’s leading traders of goods and services. Sumitomo engages in multifaceted business activities through its global network of companies in various industries and by making the most of its Integrated Corporate Strength. These business activities include sales of a variety of products and services within Japan, import and export, trilateral trade, and domestic and international business investment. As an integrated business enterprise, the firm has emerged as a major organizer of multinational projects, an expediter of ideas, an important international investor and financier, and a powerful force for distribution of products and global communications through a network of companies with offices worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.sumitomocorp-global.com/

Contact:

Apu Kumar

SVP & General Manager

GamePop & BlueStacks

Email: apu(at)gamepop(dot)com

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Cellular Sales Opens Store in Charlotte Hall


CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014

Cellular Sales, the nation?s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer with approximately 550 U.S. locations is announcing the opening of a new store in Charlotte Hall.

The store opened its doors on Sept. 9, and it brought 10 jobs to the community. Located at 30151 Three Notch Road, the new Cellular Sales held a grand opening event to celebrate the opening of the new store.

?Cellular Sales is a company committed to customer service, and we?re glad to bring the top customer experience in the industry to Charlotte,? Daniel Gregg, Cellular Sales? recruiter for Maryland, said. ?We are always on the lookout for highly motivated individuals who have a passion for customer service.?

The Charlotte Hall store is the company?s 19th Maryland location, with other stores established all across the state. The new store in Charlotte Hall sells smartphones, tablets, internet hot spots, home-phone service, cable TV and DirecTV.

?The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are among the hottest items on the market right now, and you can get yours at our new location in Charlotte Hall,? Gregg said. ?However, we?re more than just a cell phone store. We offer everything from home phone to DirecTV at Cellular Sales.?

Those interested in applying for jobs at the Charlotte Hall store should visit the Cellular Sales employment page to search available opportunities. Those with questions about applying for a job at Cellular Sales? Charlotte Hall store should contact Gregg. He can be reached by emailing Daniel.Gregg(at)cellularsales(dot)com.

About Cellular Sales

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Cellular Sales was founded in 1993 and was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation?s fastest-growing privately owned retailers for five consecutive years. The company currently employs nearly 4,500 people and operates approximately 550 stores nationwide. Job seekers may visit joincellularsales.com to search current openings at the Charlotte Hall, Md., store. For more information on the company, visit cellularsales.com.

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Aleratec Launches ?My Makeshift Charging Station? Online Photo Contest for Educators


Chatsworth, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2014

Aleratec Inc., award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of Portable Device Management (PDM) charge/sync products for mobile devices and professional-grade duplicators for hard disk drives, solid state drives, USB flash drives and Blu-ray/DVD/CD discs, is launching a unique and exciting online photo contest called ?My Makeshift Charging Station.? With the contest running from August 29th through October 10th, the educator-focused contest will promote the company?s new Portable Device Management products for charging and syncing tablets in the classroom and invites participants to post a picture of their own homemade classroom charging station, cabinet, cart or other invention. The photo submission deadline is September 26.

“When we attended ISTE in Atlanta this year we heard all kinds of stories from educators who have to rig up their own tablet charging and storage stations in the classroom,? says Perry Solomon, Aleratec President and CEO. ?That gave us the idea of running a photo contest and let people vote on their favorite contraptions.?

To enter the ?My Makeshift Charging Station? contest, participants are asked to take a photo of their home-made charging solution and upload the photo to http://www.aleratec.com/contest.html. Starting on September 12, educators will be invited to vote on the top three winners of the following prizes: