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New Election Guide Provides a Blueprint for Improving State Recount Laws

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the United States enters the critical mid-year election season with close outcomes all but guaranteed, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN) announces a new and concise resource, ‘Recount Principles and Best Practices,’ available for free.

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Food Philippines at the San Francisco 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), and the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers (PTICs) in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the upcoming Philippine participation at the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show on January 19-21, 2014. The Philippines’ country pavilion will be located at the South Hall of the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

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Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) Sponsors California RCFE Liability Insurance Legislation

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Majority Leader Toni Atkins, 78th Assembly District, announced she will introduce landmark liability insurance legislation for California’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). According to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR), liability insurance for RCFEs is now not required as a condition of licensure. Assembly Member Atkins’ bill is expected to require liability insurance for the approximate 7,500 assisted living facilities in the state.

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2014 MADE Competition Opens Doors for New Businesses

MARSHALL, Mo., Nov. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the fifth annual MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. This year’s event will be launched by MVCAA and the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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Philippines Employs ‘Lumpia Strategy’ to Counter Chinese Expansion

AYUNGIN ISLAND, Philippines, Nov. 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An under-the-radar struggle for disputed island reefs is evolving in the South China Sea, between China and the Philippines, and the tactics employed by each side are named after foods, according to Reina Prince, global strategist for the NGO Friends Beyond Borders.

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Central Valley Tea Party Issues Commendations and Censures to Valley Congressmen

FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Central Valley Tea Party (CVTP), in conjunction with Merced Tea Party, North Valley Patriots, Mariposa Tea Party, Bakersfield Tea Party, Tehachapi Tea Party and Central Coast Freedom Rallies, has issued commendations to Congressmen Tom McClintock and Jeff Denham and censures to Congressmen Jim Costa, Kevin McCarthy, Devin Nunes and David Valadao based on their votes on H.R. 2775, the 2014 Continuing Appropriations Act.

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2013 MADE In Missouri Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced

MARSHALL, Mo., Aug. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The finals for the 2013 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition were held on August 12 at the Missouri State Fair. This is the fourth annual event sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship. Its goal is to celebrate and recognize the importance of locally owned businesses and provide a venue to assist them toward becoming successful.

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Workforce Investment Board Delivers Skilled Workforce to S & S Trucking

ONTARIO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When S & S Trucking expanded its warehouse operation to Ontario, it needed to hire skilled employees to open the new location. The expert recruiters at the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) referred two qualified candidates to S & S Trucking as well as provided On-the-Job training funds. These two candidates were hired and have since been promoted. Today they oversee the entire operation as assistant managers.

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Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Elected California Workforce Association Chair

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board announced today that executive director, Sandy Harmsen, was elected Chair of the California Workforce Association’s Executive Committee. Harmsen will be serving her second term in this role.

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Workforce Investment Board recruiting 503 youth for training and employment assistance program

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board announced today that it is accepting applications for its youth training and employment assistance program. The program has 503 openings for youth ages 17 to 21.

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County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board helps dialysis center expand staff through no-cost programs

VICTORVILLE, Calif., June 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recently, Desert Cities Dialysis needed to hire new employees; however all of its applicants were recent graduates who required extensive training. Manager Zabelle Cosson recognized that the County of San Bernardino’s recruitment services and On-The-Job Training program could offset costs of finding and training the right people. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) screened all applicants and referred the most qualified to Desert City Dialysis.

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Workforce Investment Board Provides On-The-Job Training to Promote Local Business Growth

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., June 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Corporate Advocate, once a construction and real estate accounting firm, faced a challenging economy and shrinking business prospects. In 2008, its owners decided to reinvent The Corporate Advocate to a business processing outsourcing company. Chief Operating Officer Ray Blom relied on the County of San Bernardino’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to find and train the right employees for the new business platform.

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Workforce Investment Board’s On-the-Job Training allows MedRevenu, Inc. to double in size in 2012

UPLAND, Calif., May 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2012, MedRevenu Inc. founder John Alvarez faced increasing demand for his company’s services. This challenged MedRevenu’s capacity; Alvarez had to turn business away. When the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board contacted Alvarez about its no-cost On-The-Job training program, he recognized that the program would be a valuable resource for expansion.

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It’s Official: Blacks Voted at Higher Rate than Whites in 2012 Election and Black Women Surpassed Everyone

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable issued the following statement in response to a U.S. Census Bureau report released yesterday finding that about two in three eligible blacks (66.2 percent) voted in the 2012 presidential election, higher than the 64.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites who did so.

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Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Points Youth to a Bright Future at Y4

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., May 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 27, Candice Fedrick took the stage to tell her story at the Y4 Youth Resource Event hosted by the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board. Y4 stands for ‘Why Youth? Why wait? Why now? Why not? Because the next generation is already here!’ It is an event for at-risk youth to celebrate launching careers and advancing their education.

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Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Appoints New Leadership

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County announced today the induction of Tony Myrell, Jon Novack, and Dr. William Sterling as chairman, vice chairman, and treasurer of the board respectively. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board is a public-private volunteer board that oversees the use of federal dollars to train the local workforce to support local employers.

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Teenage entrepreneur-led Bulldog Lighting leading the push for California legislators to pass proposed ‘Made in the USA labeling’ bill

SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A current law states that California businesses cannot claim their products are ‘Made in the USA’ unless 100 percent of the components are manufactured in the country. The federal standard is 75 percent, which places an unfair disadvantage on California firms because there are some products that have components which are not available in the United States. Bulldog Lighting – a San Carlos, Calif.-based firm that was founded by teenage entrepreneur Dylan Sievers – is spearheading and promoting the passage of legislation that would make the 75 percent federal standard applicable in California.

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Cooperative purchasing speeds up public sector projects, North American Roofing Expands National Presence

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Meeting strict compliance standards and competitive bidding requirements, North American Roofing strengthens its national position as one of the largest commercial roofing companies in the U.S. with the award to participate in the National Joint Powers Alliance(R) (NJPA), through their premier construction program with ezIQC(R), which helps municipalities find sources for construction and repair facilitating the competitive bid process on behalf of their members.

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County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Announces Business Survey Results that Point to Economic Growth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board surveyed 1,400 local businesses to identify trends in future hiring and growth. The results indicated that companies are recovering and beginning to hire in the County’s top demand industries: manufacturing, health care, transportation and logistics, energy and utilities, and construction.

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Solar Developers Join Ranks to Form Grid Supply Solar Trade Association

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following an organizational meeting on March 26, 2013, the leading grid supply solar developers in New Jersey announced the formation of the New Jersey Solar Grid Supply Association (NJSGSA) at the Millstone Twp offices of James Spano, a veteran solar developer at Spano Partners.

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Josh Valdez, DBA, Joins Board of GROW Elect to Ensure California Latino Republican Voices Are Heard

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has accepted an appointment to the Board of GROW Elect, Latino Consultants announced today. GROW Elect is a political organization founded in 2011 for the purpose of electing Latino Republicans to local office in California.

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2013 MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition Begins

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the fourth MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. The 2013 competition encourages new and aspiring business through a competitive, educational and technical business development process. Grants are awarded to competition winners for startup costs or operating capital.

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ElectionMall CEO Ravi Singh to speak at CPAC 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ElectionMall C.E.O. Ravi Singh is excited to speak at CPAC 2013. A first-time speaker at CPAC, Mr. Singh will serve on two panels. One of which is ‘Back to the Future: High Tech-High Touch – Cool Tools.’ This will focus on the abilities of campaigns and organizations to reach out to constituents, supporters and voters in a technology focused age.

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CPA Legislator Cuts Red Tape on Small Business in Texas

PLANO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE — The Texas Association of CPAs (TACPA), supports effort to reduce burdensome regulations in Texas. State Representative Phil Stephenson, CPA, recently filed two bills affecting CPAs and small businesses in Texas. The first bill, H.B. 1756, exempts from the state’s mandatory peer review program, CPAs who only prepare financial statements for small businesses.

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Hi-Desert Medical Center Meets Staffing Needs with Help from The Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By leveraging the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County’s On-the-Job Training program, the Hi-Desert Medical Center has recently added six full-time registered nurses and saved $25,000 in hiring and training costs.

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The Women’s Center Supports Sexual Assault Survivor Charged for False Reporting

CARBONDALE, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jury selection for the criminal trial of Melisa Vistain, of Jackson County, Illinois, is set to begin March 12, 2013. Vistain faces felony charges for falsely reporting sexual assault. She insists on her innocence of these charges. Rape Crisis Services of The Women’s Center stands in support of Vistain.

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iFOS is Seeking External Application Reviewers for CDFI Fund and NMTC Programs for Fiscal Year 2013

CLARKSVILLE, Md. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS(R)) Managing Consultants, LLC is seeking applicants to serve as field reviewers in evaluating grant applications submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding rounds of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program), Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) and New Market Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program).

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