NACCE & Michelson 20MM Expand Intellectual Property Curriculum to Community Colleges

NACCE & Michelson 20MM Expand Intellectual Property Curriculum to Community Colleges

Starting today, six community colleges, plus lead college, Santa Monica College, will participate in the IP curriculum program made possible through a partnership of NACCE, the nations leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, and Michelson 20MM, which supports and invests in leading-edge entrepreneurs, technologies and initiatives with the potential to improve postsecondary access, affordability and efficacy.

Boston, MA, September 20, 2017 –(PR.com)– The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), and the Michelson 20MM Foundation have announced an innovative program to provide intellectual property (IP) curriculum through community colleges across the country. The program is supported by renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Gary K. Michelson, founder of Michelson 20MM.

Starting today, six community colleges, plus lead college, Santa Monica College, will participate in the IP curriculum program made possible through a partnership of NACCE, the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, and Michelson 20MM, which supports and invests in leading-edge entrepreneurs, technologies and initiatives with the potential to improve postsecondary access, affordability and efficacy.

The initiative provides free course materials that touch on the basics of patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets for entrepreneurs at the undergraduate level. NACCE and Michelson 20MM have selected Santa Monica College (SMC) to lead the development of a master syllabus and a course cartridge comprised of 38 digital course modules to help support additional participating faculty. The course cartridge is supported by a variety of learning management systems (LMSs), including Canvas.

SMC introduced the IP content in its Business courses during the summer of 2017, and will be mentoring the participating community colleges starting this fall. The colleges will adapt these materials for their respective courses. The six colleges selected for the program include: Butte College, Oroville, CA; College of Marin, Kentfield, CA; Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA; Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH; Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA; and CUNY Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY.

The curriculum is based on Michelson 20MM’s free textbook, The Intangible Advantage: Understanding Intellectual Property in the New Economy. Additional institutions will be selected to add the most pertinent IP content into a range of their existing courses including business, entrepreneurship, design, and more.

IP curriculum covers the essentials of patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets. IP comprises 45 percent of the country’s total GDP today and represents 80 percent of the market value of all publicly traded companies in the United States.

“The modular format gave me the flexibility to easily adopt the appropriate level of depth for each area of IP, whether it was for business law or my introduction to business class,” said Sal Veas, chairman of SMC’s Business Department.

“We are pleased and honored to be part of this exciting and vital new program,” said NACCE President and CEO Rebecca Corbin, Ed.D. “Michelson 20MM has worked diligently to advance intellectual property curriculum. Understanding the basics of intellectual property and its value and role in science, business and arts professions is a vital component in the education of the many would-be entrepreneurs studying at community colleges.”

“Community colleges are the launch pad for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs,” said Dr. Gary K. Michelson, founder of Michelson 20MM. “Nearly half of all college graduates start at a community college. It is therefore critical that we provide intellectual property education at community colleges. These are the breeding grounds for our future creators and innovators, and are where many of our small businesses are born. It’s up to us to make sure these students have access to the knowledge necessary to succeed.”

About Michelson 20 MM Foundation
For the last six years, Michelson 20MM has worked at the leading edge of education technology supporting the country’s most innovative startups, models and initiatives with the potential to increase postsecondary access, efficacy and efficiency. Three years ago, the foundation began to focus its expertise, resources and network to address critical gaps in IP education. For more information, visit www.20mm.org.

About NACCE
NACCE is an organization of educators, administrators, presidents and entrepreneurs focused on inciting entrepreneurship in their community and on their campus. NACCE has two main goals: 1. Empower the college to approach the business of running a community college with an entrepreneurial mindset, and 2. Grow the community college’s role in supporting job creation and entrepreneurs in their local ecosystem.

For more information, visit http://www.nacce.com. Follow us at @NACCE, like us on Facebook, and join our LinkedIn group.

Contact:
Rebecca Corbin
856 404-0388

Stage Drama The Trial at Plymouth State University Questions Our Rights and Freedoms

Stage Drama The Trial at Plymouth State University Questions Our Rights and Freedoms

At Plymouth State University, the Music, Theatre and Dance Departments production of The Trial, an adaptation by Paul Mroczka based on the novel by Franz Kafka presents a cautionary tale of political commentary. Running from September 21-23 and September 29-30 at the Silver Center, this story of scandal and human rights is a dark tale of warning.

Plymouth, NH, September 20, 2017 –(PR.com)– In The Trial at Plymouth State University Josef Kaye has been arrested, but he does not know why. Everywhere he goes he learns less and less about what his trial is about. The court is confusing, opening up more questions as he delves deeper. He does not know who he can trust.

Before his trial began, he was just an everyday banker. He’s the chief financial executive at E-vest bank. He’s on top of the world, but once his life comes crashing down, he does not even know who he can trust anymore.

“In the US, we have a lot of rights, and we should never take them for granted,” notes Paul Mroczka, writer and director of The Trial.

He believes that The Trial is warning us about a political state that, at any moment, can affect any one of us. Kaye is kept in the dark, and uninformed. He fears for the things he says that may hurt him. Everyone is out to get him.

“It’s like the old mantra from World War II connected to Nazism,” says Mroczka, “I wasn’t concerned until it happened to me. There’s a moment towards the end of The Trial where Kaye meets someone in a similar situation, and he then realizes that it is not a new thing and that others have been affected by the court in the past. Perhaps he should have been paying better attention to his world?”

The Trial is a dark play that warns us about the danger of losing our rights and freedoms. It is a commentary about political powers, using charm, sex, money, and influence to plow through the judiciary system. It begs, the question: “Is knowing the right people helping me, or harming me?”

Unlike the original novel by Franz Kafka, which is set in Europe, this stage version of The Trial is set in New York City. The new contemporary setting makes this cautionary drama more relatable to audiences. It utilizes various techniques, combining chamber theatre, realistic acting, puppetry, and contemporary dance. Seven actors portray 20 characters as the play evolves in a stark, dark setting that is defined by shifts or light and subtle but exacting costume changes.

This play contains dark scenes, sexual themes, and adult language. It is suitable for mature audiences of 17 or older.

Plymouth State University and the department of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents The Trial adapted by Paul Mroczka based on the novel by Franz Kafka from September 21-23 and September 29-30 in Studio Theatre at the Silver Center of the Arts. Performances are 7 pm on September 21, 29, and 30, 8 p.m. on September 23, 6 p.m. on September 22, and 1 pm on September 30. Tickets are on sale now. Visit the Silver Center at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH or call (603) 535-ARTS for tickets and more information.

Letter Free Phonics for iOS Helps Youngsters Build Phonemic Awareness

[prMac.com] Grass Valley, California – Independent development team, Preschool University LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Letter Free Phonics 1.0, their educational app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app helps children build their phonemic awareness of words by helping them focus on the individual sound of the first letter at the beginning of a word.

Daily Shopping Stories for iOS/Android – Kids Animated Shopping Center

[prMac.com] Madrid, Spain – PlayToddlers is pleased to announce the release of Daily Shopping Stories 1.0.1, an exciting, fun-filled animated shopping center where children can play with characters of different ages and occupations and discover lots of items in the shops. It has been specifically designed to be played safely by kids from 3 years of age, but detailed enough to captivate and amuse children up to 10 years.

Buffini & Company Honors Veronica Precella as the “Certified Local…

Peak Producers

“I believe the Association is only as strong as it’s members… and the best way to make sure everyone wins is to equip agents for success with solid training.” – Veronica Precella

Each year, one Certified Local Facilitator (CLF) of Buffini & Company’s Peak Producers agent training program is honored for his or her high-level commitment to impacting and improving the lives of real estate agents, mortgage, title and warranty industry professionals. Precella has been a CLF for six years, guiding agents through the Work by Referral system with the Peak Producer’s classes.

“I believe the Association is only as strong as it’s members,” says Precella, “and the best way to make sure everyone wins is to equip agents for success with solid training.” She continues, “In my role, I’ve wanted to make a true difference in people’s lives, and partnering with Buffini & Company is helping me do that.”

Precella facilitates Peak Producers, a 12-week training program developed by industry expert, Brian Buffini. The program, available in-person and online, helps real estate professionals learn the habits, attitude and skills required to be a professional business owner and produce at a consistently high level. Precella was chosen as the 2017 Certified Local Facilitator of the Year from hundreds of Buffini & Company Certified Local Facilitators across the United States and Canada.

“Veronica believes so deeply in the value of Working By Referral and helping people build their sales skills she chose to bring Peak Producers into her association,” says J’aime Nowak, Buffini & Company’s Director of Corporate Development and Master Trainer. “Her students, her associates and fellow leaders rave about her energy, her passion and her enthusiasm and are grateful for her philosophy to develop others and ensure that all who want to, do well and prosper.”

For further information: http://www.buffiniandcompany.com or 800-945-3485 x4.

About Buffini & Company

Headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, Buffini & Company is the largest real estate coaching and training company in North America. Founded by real estate expert and master motivator Brian Buffini, the company provides a unique and highly-effective lead generation system and comprehensive business coaching and training programs, which have helped entrepreneurs in 37 countries improve their business, increase net profit and enhance their quality of life. More than 55,000 real estate agents have gone through the Peak Producers training program since it was launched in 2012.

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San Diego's Best Window Company Announces Scholarship

San Diego’s Best Window

The purpose of the scholarship is to invest in future leaders and professionals that might one day make a difference in the world

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San Diego’s Best Window Company, a San Diego based company that specializes in replacement windows and doors, is proud to announce its annual scholarship to high school seniors and undergraduate students.

The newly established scholarship will award $1,500 to students in financial need. It is geared to high school senior and undergraduate students attending an accredited school in any major.

“The purpose of the scholarship is to invest in future leaders and professionals that might one day make a difference in the world.” stated Brandon Johnson, CEO of San Diego’s Best Window Company.

Application Requirements

Eligibility

  • High School senior or undergraduate currently enrolled in an accredited college/university.
  • Write an essay about education aspirations after graduation (750-1,500 words).
  • Submit essay after filling out the form.

Deadline:

June 1st 2018

Notification:

Student selected to receive the scholarship will be notified by email July 1st, 2018.

For more details and to apply please visit: https://www.sandiegobestwindows.com/scholarship

About San Diego’s Best Window Company

San Diego’s Best Window Company is a San Diego Replacement window and door company specializing in vinyl retrofit windows. From first point of contact to day of install, they are committed to provide customer satisfaction at every step, by offering quality products at affordable prices. To learn more about San Diego’s Best Window Company please visit: https://www.sandiegobestwindows.com

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“The Brian Buffini Show” Podcast Surpasses 2 Million Downloads

Each week, Brian delves into the mindsets, motivation and methodologies of success with innovative content and interviews with world-class guests from personal development, business and sports industries.

Past guests include: luminaries of personal development Dave Ramsey, Brian Tracy, Darren Hardy and Tom Ziglar; pioneers in tech Tim Sanders and Shayne Sweeney; notable athletes Diana Nyad and Justin Forsett; real estate leaders Walter Schneider, Dave Liniger, Rick DeLuca and Gino Blefari – to name just a handful.

According to David Lally, the producer of the show, “From day one, our goal was to give people the tools they need to achieve more balance in life and in business. With the podcast, Brian has the means to reach a variety people, both in real estate and in other businesses as well.”

The achievement of two million downloads comes on the heels of the launch of Brian’s latest best-seller, “The Emigrant Edge: How to Make it Big in America.” The book outlines the seven common traits successful emigrants share and offers tips that anyone can use to cultivate these characteristics in their daily lives.

Brian was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, immigrating to San Diego, California, in 1986 where he became the classic American rags-to-riches story. Discovering real estate, Brian quickly became one of the nation’s top real estate agents working a non-traditional methodology based on building long-term relationships with clients.

In 1996, Brian founded Buffini & Company, which has to-date trained over three million business professionals in 37 countries. Brian’s Irish wit and profound insights have captivated and enlightened audiences worldwide making his podcast a “must have, go-to” destination.

The podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, PodBean, Pocket Casts, iHeart Radio and Google Play. Launched in March, 2016, the podcast reached the number two spot on the iTunes rankings for business podcasts at initial launch and is considered one of the fastest growing podcasts in the business genre.

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Cook County Personal Injury Lawyer Named President of the North…

Richard L. Pullano – 50th President of the NSBA

Pullano Law Offices is pleased to announce that founding attorney Richard L. Pullano has been selected to serve as President of the North Suburban Bar Association for 2017-2018.

Pullano Law Offices, a Chicago personal injury law firm, is pleased to announce that founding attorney Richard L. Pullano has been selected to serve as President of the North Suburban Bar Association for 2017-2018. Mr. Pullano was installed as the Association’s 50th President at the Installation and Award Dinner hosted by the NSBA at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, IL, on September 13, 2017.

The North Suburban Bar Association is an organization of attorneys, judges, and professionals dedicated to the personal and professional development of its members and the betterment of the legal community of Chicago and the Northern Suburbs. The NSBA provides networking opportunities, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses, and referral services to its members, along with community outreach programs and events.

Mr. Pullano has been active with NSBA for many years and has served in various leadership capacities within the association. He was named the NSBA treasurer in 2013 and was elected as 4th Vice President the following year. As part of his involvement with the NSBA, Mr. Pullano has led CLE seminars and co-chaired the high school mock trial events in the local community.

Attorney Richard L. Pullano received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and went on to attend law school at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1982, was admitted to the Illinois bar that same year, and went to work as a prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. In 1987, he dedicated his career to helping injured victims seek justice.

In addition to the NSBA, Mr. Pullano is a member of other organizations and associations, including the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and Justinian Society of Lawyers. He is a recognized Super Lawyer, having been selected for the distinction each year since 2006, and he earned an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell in 2015.

Mr. Pullano is also active in the local community and has served on the Board of Directors for several Glenview youth sports organizations. He and his wife Candace have two children and live in the Chicago area.

About Pullano Law Offices:

Pullano Law Offices is a personal injury law firm located on North LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago. The firm is dedicated to helping those who have been injured seek full justice. The attorneys at Pullano Law Offices are prepared to meet with clients any time and place, and they know how to get results. The law firm has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients and has become known for an uncompromising approach and a relentless work ethic.

Attorney Richard L. Pullano and the team at Pullano Law Offices concentrate their practice in helping victims of personal injury. This includes cases involving, but not limited to: trucking liability, aviation liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, construction negligence, and product liability. To learn more about the firm, call 312-551-1100 for a free consultation or visit Pullano Law Offices online at http://www.pullanolaw.com.

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Hurricane Recovery Assistance Highlighted by the OSHA Training Center…

Cari Elofson, Assistant Director of the OSHA Training Center

It’s important that those affected by these disastrous storms as well as those providing recovery assistance have access to a wide variety of resources and information available to support their efforts.

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The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern California, is highlighting an important U.S. Department of Labor resource for hurricane recovery assistance. The Department of Labor’s Hurricane Recovery Assistance web page features a wide array of hurricane recovery resources, including information on organizations offering financial assistance, cleanup and recovery support from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and essential overviews and guidelines on natural disaster recovery.

“The recovery from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is going to be long and arduous,” says Cari Elofson, Assistant Director of the OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. “It’s important that those affected by these disastrous storms as well as those providing recovery assistance have access to a wide variety of resources and information available to support their efforts.”

The Department of Labor website offers helpful links and information on workplace safety, income and job assistance, including disaster unemployment assistance, national dislocated worker grants, retirement and health care plan guidance for employers and employees, assistance with claims for injured workers, assistance for veterans and guidance for federal contractors. The website also provides a number of OSHA fact sheets on key safety issues related to natural disaster recovery, including cleanup hazards, flood cleanup, downed electrical wires, fungi, falls, chainsaws and tree trimming.

Key government agency websites involved in disaster relief and recovery are also listed, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); USA.gov, a one-stop page for hurricane-related information from federal agencies; Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP), which provides a mechanism to access and apply for disaster assistance through the collaborative efforts of federal, state, tribal, local and nonprofit partners; and Benefits.gov, which provides easy, online access to over 1,000 government benefit and assistance programs from 17 partner agencies.

Visit the Department of Labor’s National Contact Center web page or call 1-866-487-2365 for additional resources and important contact information.

About the OSHA Training Center

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District offers high-quality Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards-based training for the construction, maritime and general industry in Dublin, California, conveniently located in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as locations throughout California, Nevada and Hawaii. Programs offered include OSHA safety standards, Outreach Trainer courses, Cal/OSHA standards and customized on-site safety training. For more information, including a complete course schedule, call (866) 936-OSHA (6742), or visit the OSHA Training Center website.

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How to Make a Good Professional PowerPoint Presentation for Work – Free NYC Business Networking Event

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updated: Sep 22, 2017 12:00 EDT

The not-for-profit follow  Provident Loan Society of New York is devoting September’s SPEAKeasy series to helping managers, small business owners and entrepreneurs improve their PowerPoint skills.

The keynote speaker and executive coach, Carol Lempert, will share tips on how to make a professional PowerPoint presentation that will keep every audience engaged.

Lempert has a Masters Degree in Communication and started her career as a professional actress. She now helps business executives pitch their ideas and inspire employees and customers. Her clients include Medidata, AvePoint, AT Kearney, DigitasLBi, TD Canada Trust, BMO, PIMCO and Prophet Consulting & Design.

Many of our customers are small business owners and leaders who are trying to develop their business and careers. The SPEAKeasy series is a free event that brings us all together to learn from the best about how to succeed in business and with your personal life.

Isaac Rodriguez,
CE, Provident Loan Society of New York

“PowerPoint can be a very creative and effective tool for presentations, but unfortunately many presenters don’t know how to create a visual presentation,” said Lempert. “Most presenters make the same mistakes; they add too many slides or include too much information on one slide. From a visual perspective, that makes the presentation less effective.”

recent survey by Think Outside the Slide shows roughly 7 percent of respondents see at least one presentation every day of the work week. The same survey shows most of those respondents don’t believe the presenters devoted enough time to preparing the presentation. As a result, the PowerPoint presentation can become boring and unprofessional.

watch Learn from the BEST – Tips for Creating and Delivering an Effective Presentation

On Thursday, Sept. 28, Lempert will share some of her favorite secrets on how to keep any audience engaged.

Attendees will learn what is the best number of slides for a 20-minute presentation, and how TV sitcom writing will transform their presentation. She’ll also elaborate on how to end any presentation so people will leave thinking: that was great.

“We can apply many tactics from Sitcom TV writing to our presentations,” said Lempert. “Attendees will never watch TV sitcoms the same way. You’ll start rethinking how to apply some of their tactics to your PowerPoint presentation.”

The not-for-profit Provident Loan Society hosts a SPEAKeasy series every third Thursday of the month to educate the community on personal and business development. It’s an opportunity for New Yorkers to network and meet with other professionals.

“Many of our customers are small business owners and leaders who are trying to develop their business and careers,” said Isaac Rodriguez, CEO of The Provident Loan Society of New York. “The SPEAKeasy series is a free event that brings us all together to learn from the best about how to succeed in business and with your personal life.”

source url REGISTRATION of SPEAKeasy

This SPEAKeasy panel is free but attendees must register in advance for tickets since seating is limited. You can register by clicking here. You can also register by phone at (212) 685-0380 ext 107 and speak to Steve.

About Provident Loan Society New York

Founded in 1894, Provident Loan Society of New York offers quick loans of up to $100,000 collateralized by your gold and diamond jewelry, fine watches, and silverware. Their interest rates are comparable to credit cards, and as a non-profit they’re about half the cost of a commercial pawnshop.

WHERE:

Provident Loan Society Executive Office
346 Park Avenue South (at 25th and Park Avenue South)
Park Avenue Entrance
New York, NY 10010

WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

5:30-6 p.m. Networking, Soft Drinks, Snacks & Giveaways!                                                        

6-7 p.m. Speaker: Carol Lempert

7 p.m. Door Prize Draw for 1 oz of 99.99% pure silver

Source: Provident Loan Society of New York