Friday, December 30, 2016

Monterey Peninsula Surgery Centers has Long Played Leading Role in Promoting Outpatient Surgery, Efforts Spotlighted in National News Story in New York Times

Thomas Wilson, CEO of Monterey Peninsula Surgery Centers, one of the largest locally owned and operated outpatient surgery organizations in the U.S., has long played a leading role in promoting the benefits of outpatient surgery.

Monterey, CA, December 30, 2016 — Thomas Wilson, CEO of Monterey Peninsula Surgery Centers, one of the largest locally owned and operated outpatient surgery organizations in the U.S., has long played a leading role in promoting the benefits of outpatient surgery.

The work of industry leaders Wilson and MPSC is symbolic of what the Ambulatory Surgery Center industry can achieve, and was spotlighted in a recent article published by the New York Times. The article discusses the ongoing debate over whether Medicare should pay for knee replacement surgery in free-standing surgery centers or outpatient facilities. Wilson, past-president of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), presented compelling evidence to support this assertion including a lower infection rate when compared to surgeries performed in a hospital setting, sky-high patient satisfaction scores and significant cost savings.

This could save Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars annually. MPSC, located in Monterey, California, performs approximately 200 total joint replacement surgeries per year, with infection rates three times lower than similar surgeries performed in hospitals. The age of patients receiving total joint replacements at MPSC ranges from 38 to 82 years old, with the average age of 59. This compares to the national average of 62. He asserts most patients receiving a total joint replacement are not sick and do not need to be surrounded by sick people and thus an outpatient facility is an ideal choice.

How can you tell if a person is a good candidate for outpatient joint replacement surgery? Wilson says the best candidates have a low to moderate body mass index, healthy heart and lungs and a good social support system. A patient meeting these criteria is teamed with a friend or family member who functions as a coach. The patient and coach attend an educational session before the operation and learn about the anatomy of the procedure, how the patient's pain will be successfully managed without opioids or narcotics, and will undergo the recovery process in the comfort of their own home. The major difference in outpatient surgery is that the patient spends one night in the facility and goes home with a physical therapist visiting the patient soon thereafter. According to Wilson, this is possible because of surgical advances with minimally invasive techniques and the use of long-lasting, non-addictive anesthetics. Many hospitals are adopting these innovations and sending total joint replacement patients home after one or two days in the facility.
As a leading proponent of ASCs and outpatient surgery, Wilson was contacted by the New York Times to represent the ASC industry and relate MPSC's experience with TJR cases as it relates to Medicare's position on outpatient knee surgery.

A debate has been raging nationally in the medical community regarding this issue, with physicians weighing in on both sides. The Times' story said the issue “is sowing deep discord in the medical world, and the debate is as much about money as medicine.”

The article noted that demand for knee and hip replacement surgery is growing — 1,000,000 are performed each year in the U.S. — and that number is likely to grow to three million annually by 2030, “making these complex and expensive operations some of surgery’s biggest potential growth markets,” said the Times.

The article headlined “Should Medicare Allow Outpatient Knee Replacement? Doctors Are Deeply Split,” was written by Christina Jewett, a senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, and was posted to the newspaper's website on Dec. 20 and appeared in print on Dec. 21 on Page B1 of the New York edition.

Presented with such evidence by Wilson and board certified orthopedic surgeon Sohrab Gollogly of Monterey Spine and Joint in 2016, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Advisory Panel that recommends outpatient payment policies to Medicare officials, unanimously recommended that Medicare remove the total knee replacement procedure from the inpatient only list, effectively allowing it to be performed in the outpatient setting.

Opponents of the change by Medicare say that there are concerns that moving surgery out of hospitals will force vulnerable patients into emergency rooms with uncontrolled pain, blood clots or other complications.

But proponents such as MPSC's Wilson say the change will give patients more choice and potentially better care and save Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars. And, according to recent rule-making documents, an “overwhelming majority” of those who commented said they want to allow the operations out of hospitals.

In December 2016, the Secretary of HHS did not adopt the recommendation. However approval could occur in 2017 under the Donald J. Trump administration. President elect Trump and Tom Price MD, his selection for Secretary of HHS, have suggested they favor limiting government controls and fostering innovation and increased competition in healthcare.

In recent months, Medicare has shown a strong interest in outpatient knee replacements, noting the potential for “overall improved outcomes” as well as the potential savings for the government program.

Many doctors, however, caution that not all patients are candidates for outpatient surgery, such as those who are frail or have chronic health issues, live alone or in a dwelling with stairs, and don't have good caretaking at home.

“While we realize this can be good for some patients, it’s not for all patients and all locations,” says Dr. Thomas C. Barber, the chairman of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ advocacy council. Wilson agrees that outpatient total joint replacement is not for all, however to deny it to those who seek it is unjust and unwise public policy.

About Thomas D. Wilson
Mr. Wilson is CEO of the Monterey Peninsula Surgery Centers, which has partnered with two local hospitals and 90 surgeons and is one of the largest locally owned independent surgical services organizations in California. He leads the Minimus Institue, the destination medicine division of MPSC, as patients have traveled from 47 states and 10 countries for outpatient surgery at MPSC over the last five years. Wilson and Scott Leggett founded Global 1, one of the largest medical service organizations in the country providing commercially insured transparent all inclusive Bundled Payments through a network of 53 ASCs and over 350 physicians in California.

Mr. Wilson is a past president of Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, the California Surgery Center Association and is Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’s appointee to the California Insurance Guarantee Association Board of Governors.

Tom Wilson received his undergraduate degree from Utah State University and a master's degree at the U.C. Berkeley Hospital Administration program.

Background on MPSC:
MPSC and its surgeons are recognized leaders in outpatient surgical care as measured by the high demand for its services, extremely low infection rates, 99% patient satisfaction scores and affordable, transparent pricing. It is known for performing complex surgery, including total joint replacements, major spine surgeries, hysterectomies, breast reconstruction and thyroidectomiesin the outpatient setting. In excess of 31,500 surgical procedures in 13 specialties are performed annually at MPSC by its 190 physicians on staff.

About Minimus Institute:
Wilson also founded and heads the Minimus Institute, a national state-of-the-art concierge surgical institute located in a beautiful setting on California's Central Coast, providing patients access to world-class surgeons. Offering transparent pricing and clear, comprehensive outcome information and patient-satisfaction scores, Minimus demystifies the surgical-care experience allowing patients to make the most informed decisions about their care.

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Clement Palo Alto Offers Exciting Guest Packages for 2017, Including Spa Treatments, Shopping Trips, Wine Tastings and Stanford University Tours

The Clement Palo Alto, the area's first and only all-inclusive luxury hotel, is pleased to announce four exciting special packages available to its guests in 2017.

Palo Alto, CA, December 16, 2016 — The Clement Palo Alto, the area's first and only all-inclusive luxury hotel, is pleased to announce four exciting special packages available to its guests in 2017.

The packages available so far include a special shopping outing at the world-famous Stanford Shopping Center; a half-day pampering experience at Palo Alto's renowned LaBelle Day Spa & Salon; two special tours at the award-winning Thomas Fogarty Winery in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains; and tours of the famed Stanford University campus, located just across the street from The Clement Palo Alto.

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“We have carefully curated these packages to give our guests the best possible experience when they stay at our hotel,” said xxx, Clement Palo Alto xxx. “And we've made it easy for our guests to take advantage of these special packages. Once they sign up for one, we take care of everything, from beginning to end.”

Here are the special packages that will be available in 2017:

The Stanford Shopping Center Package
The famed Stanford Shopping Center recently completed a multi-million dollar redevelopment project, with world-renowned Bloomingdale's moving to a new location to make way for the improvements. The three-level, 125,000-square-foot reimagined Stanford Shopping Center store includes 68 designer shops, over 100 new brands, and a refreshed assortment of stylish essentials for women, men, children and home.

The 25 new retailers to set up shop in the new area include: Anthropologie; Allen-Edmonds Shoe; LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics; Luisa Spagnoli, a Italian women's fashion boutique; AllSaints, a British fashion house; lululemon; Everything But Water, a designer swim and resort fashion boutique; The North Face; Uno de 50, a Spanish jewelry shop; and Vineyard Vines, a clothing and gift store; Japanese lifestyle retailer Muji and girls' retailer Brandy Melville.

Three new eateries were also part of the renovation, including the vegan/vegetarian restaurant True Food Kitchen; Tender Greens, which features fresh local produce; and Minamoto Kitchen, a shop that will sell artisanal Japanese desserts.

Several of Stanford Shopping Center's existing retailers also moved to expanded locations in the mall, including Victoria's Secret, BCBG/MAXAZRIA, J. Crew, Solstice and Tommy Bahama.

A new outdoor plaza, which was part of the renovation of the shopping center's common areas, features gardens, a stretch of lawn where people can sit and a water feature with infinity edges.

One of the three anchor stores in the Stanford Shopping Center is the iconic Bloomingdale's. The Clement Palo Alto is now offering an exclusive shopping trip to this celebrated store. This exciting experience can include such things as:

Complimentary Style Advisor (personal shopper) appointments and beauty consultations (advance reservations required)
* Little Brown Bag welcome amenity
* 15% off Savings Certificate (see in-store for details and restrictions)
* Exclusive event invitations
* Car pick-up service

About Bloomingdale's
Bloomingdale's is America's only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store and a division of Macy's, Inc. It was founded in 1872 and currently operates 38 Bloomingdale's stores and 16 Bloomingdale's, The Outlet Stores, in California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. In addition, Bloomingdale's has an international presence with a location in Dubai. Be sure to follow @bloomingdales on social media, become a Loyallist, and for more information, or to shop any time, visit

The Perfect Pampered Day Spa Experience
After a long day of travel or a week of seemingly endless meetings and appointments, what could be more relaxing and rejuvenating than a soothing spa treatment at LaBelle Day Spa & Salon?

Start off your day with breakfast in bed with your favorite morning delicacies. A private car waits for you, then whisks you off to the relaxing LaBelle Day Spa & Salon at the nearby Stanford Shopping Center.

Enjoy a half day of pampering with a 60-minute full-body massage and a 60-minute oxygen facial along with a silky foot peel. Or you could opt for a pedicure that includes a 15-minute massage. Once you're fully relaxed and glowing, you'll get your hair washed, blow dried and styled, followed by a professional daytime make-up application.

You'll then return to the hotel for a refreshing glass of champagne and lunch at The Rooftop Pool & Cabanas. You could enjoy the afternoon shopping at Stanford Shopping Center, which features some of the Bay Area's finest stores, or just stay at the hotel and relax. For the evening, make plans for cocktails and dining on-site or now that you're rejuvenated, go for a night on the town.

Cost for the spa package is $375, and includes transportation and a goodie bag filled with travel-size beauty products. Price does not include the cost of the suite, please give our Guest Experience Specialist 48 hours to book this package.

To book a room with a spa package, contact Oscar Gonzalez, our Guest Experience Specialist, at Monday thru Friday or call (650) 322-7111.

Thomas Fogarty Winery Packages
These packages celebrate one of California’s signature agricultural products and all that vintners and growers bring to the economy, culture and lifestyle of the Golden State. If you are a wine lover, this is a unique experience you won’t want to miss, available only at The Clement Palo Alto.

Antonio Galloni of The Wine Advocate has high praise for the wines and wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains: “There is no doubt in my mind the Santa Cruz Mountains is the greatest and most overlooked terroir in the United States. Period.”

Few wine regions on earth can match the climates, soils and breathtaking views of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation.

One of the top wineries in that region is the acclaimed Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyard, which has been named “Winery of the Year” and listed as one of the top 100 wineries in the world in 2014 by Wine & Spirits magazine. The Fogarty winery has been producing some of the most critically acclaimed estate wines in California since 1981.

Situated at 2,000 feet above sea level, the Thomas Fogarty Winery offers a rare confluence of great vineyard sites, sweeping panoramas of the San Francisco Bay area and some of the best wines in the world.

The Clement Palo Alto is pleased to be able to present two fascinating experiences for wine lovers at the extraordinary Thomas Fogarty Winery, located just directly west of Palo Alto and Stanford University in the picturesque Santa Cruz Mountains.

One package offers vineyard tours and a private tasting of Fogarty's current release wines and some choice library selections. The second offers a private moderated tasting of several of Fogarty's wines with the owner and winemakers in the winery's tasting salon.

Experience No. 1:
Guided Vineyards Tour & Tasting
This down-to-earth experience involves an intimate tour of Fogarty's eight micro-vineyards covering 25 acres of ridge top and steep southeast- and east-facing hillsides on the property.

These 35 to 40-year-old organically farmed vines produce the small, allocated quantities of Thomas Fogarty's award-winning, single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines.

As you visit each of the eight vineyards you will learn about the history and organic farming practices of the winery, which dates back to 1978 when Stanford cardiovascular surgeon and world-renowned inventor, Thomas Fogarty, planted his first grapes and in 1981 established a commercial winery in the mountainous area.

Following the tour, you will convene in the proprietors' tasting salon for a moderated tasting of current releases and selections from the winery's library.

This tour takes about three hours, involves some light walking and climbing in and out of a military-style all-terrain vehicle. Participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and active attire. The tour is limited to eight people. $500 per person.

Additionally, and at extra cost, you can end the day at Palo Alto's renowned Zola restaurant, where Chef/Owner Guillaume Bienaime and winemaker Tom Fogarty Jr. will prepare a menu of dishes paired with Thomas Fogarty wines.

Experience No. 2:
Private Tasting in Proprietors' Tasting Salon
Participants will enjoy a private tasting of Fogarty's allocated current release wines and some choice library selections in the Proprietors' Tasting Salon with either owner Tom Fogarty Jr., winemaker Nathan Kandler or cellarmaster Marshal White. The tasting will be moderated and the seven to 10 wines included will be chosen in advance based on your preferences and with your input.

This experience involves no walking, takes about 90 minutes, is limited to eight people and is $250 per person.

The Concierge can assist you in customizing your experience. The Clement team is also happy to arrange Uber for an extra fee.

The new wine packages are available for booking in conjunction with a hotel stay. Rooms begin at $995 per night for the first guest and $150 per person for additional guests. (Rooms accommodate up to four guests.) To book a room and one of the new wine packages, contact Oscar Gonzalez, our Guest Experience Specialist, at Monday thru Friday or call (650) 322-7111.

The Stanford University Package
Stanford University is one of the most prestigious and highly respected universities in the country. Its sprawling, tree-lined campus is also one of the largest and loveliest in the country and well worth a visit. And as luck would have it, The Clement Palo Alto is located just across the street from the university campus.

The Stanford University Package includes one or more of the following experiences:

·A tour of the university, founded in 1891, starts at the Stanford Visitors Center at the corner of Campus Drive and Galvez Street. From there, guided one-hour walking tours are held seven days a week at 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

·A tour of Stanford would not be complete without a visit to its most visible landmark, the 285-foot Hoover Tower, located a short walk from The Quad, the school's academic center. From the 14th floor of the Hoover Tower Observation Platform you'll be met with spectacular views of the campus, the city of Palo Alto, the foothills and the San Francisco Bay Area to the north.

·Art lovers will be tempted to spend all day at the Cantor Arts Center and the adjacent Rodin Sculpture Garden. The Center has 24 galleries devoted to a wide range of art spanning 4,000 years, from ancient Chinese ceramics to 19th century American drawings to contemporary sculptures.

·The Rodin Sculpture Garden contains the largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside of Paris, including the astounding 20-foot-high bronze “The Gates of Hell.” Inside the Center there are even more Rodin works, almost 200 in total for both sites, mostly bronzes, but also works in wax, plaster and terra cotta.

·Dedicated in 1903, Stanford Memorial Church is at the center of the campus and is the University’s architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. It is open to visitors weekdays and on Sundays with ecumenical worship featuring choir and organ music.

·For the scientifically inclined, a trip to the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center just west of the main campus should be on everyone's must-do list. The versatile astrophysics laboratory, which has more than 3,000 scientists, six of whom have been awarded Nobel Prizes, may be best known for its two-mile long linear accelerator, which is currently the longest in the world. Regular guided tours are available weekdays at the Visitor Center.

·If a little physical activity is more to your liking, The Dish is one of the most popular destinations for joggers and walkers on campus. Named after the prominent old radiotelescope that is visible throughout the area, The Dish offers a paved path that climbs the rolling hills and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area, including, on a clear day, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and the East Bay. The main loop is a 3.5-mile trail that takes about 90 minutes to walk.

The Clement Hotel
711 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94301

About The Clement Palo Alto
The Clement Palo Alto is ideally located across from Stanford University and next to downtown Palo Alto, with its award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping and upscale spas. It is just 45 minutes south of San Francisco and only 30 minutes north of San Jose, not only making it convenient, but easily accessible to the world-famous sights and myriad activities of both cities.

Overall, The Clement Palo Alto offers a unique, one-of-a-kind 6-star experience in the heart of Silicon Valley with unparalleled personal service, all-inclusive luxury and privacy in a warm, inviting and luxurious residential environment.

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

5 Must-Haves for Document Management in Google Drive

Many G Suite users find themselves needing a streamlined workflow for handling documents and features specifically for work collaboration.

San Jose, CA, December 14, 2016 - Many G Suite users find themselves needing a streamlined workflow for handling documents and features specifically for work collaboration. It is possible to fully operate with your Google Drive and veer away from Google’s Team Drive limitation to only users in your organization. This limits collaboration with clients, company partners, and contractors. Here are the 5 must-haves for Document Management to operate on top of your Google Drive-- all provided by Collavate.

1. Team Drive for everyone without limits

Google offers Team Drive for G Suite Business users and has limitations such as only allowing Team Drive for colleagues within the same domain. Collavate offers a Team Drive for everyone, including G Suite Basic and G Suite Business. A Collavate Workspace folder creates a Team Drive for whomever you’d like to invite with an email address-- not limiting you to only users in your domain or organization.

2. Social project management

Document sharing, collaboration for work, and effective team communication is made easy with an Enterprise Social Networking platform. Collavate Group Post is designed to increase work productivity while accommodating user-friendly options. Public groups are viewable to all users in your domain which can broadcast information regarding a company event, news, and announcements to all users pertaining to the topic of the group. Private groups allow exclusivity of posts and collaboration for projects and department discussions.

3. Group Post

Collavate Group Post goes beyond a Slack Channel or a Facebook group’s service capabilities. Collavate’s Group Post features are specialized for team project management and document sharing. All shared files within the group is stored in a Google Drive group folder accessible to group members. An Admin of a Collavate group can send member invitations to any user with an email address.

4. Remote Drive User

Capability to invite users outside of your company as a remote user in Google Drive. Remote users can temporarily be a company staff user. A remote user will be able to have access to Collavate’s features in your domain, and all files the remote user shares and works on will be stored within your company’s Google Drive, permitting company ownership of files.

5. Contract management

With a streamlined approval process, contract management can be kept organized and can reduce financial risk. Manage contract creation, ensure proper execution and analysis to maximize operational performance, and share contracts made with customers, vendors, partners, or employees. Contract templates, expense reports, and financial statements can be be set as a template to be reused and duplicated by users to save time in drafting stages. A PDF with a cover page can be generated for contracts showing date of creation, approval timestamps, and comments made by contractor and contractees.

These beneficial features increase business productivity and operates with your Google Drive, allowing users and organizations to expand their work capabilities that rely on Google Drive. Collavate offers a powerful, streamlined workflow approval with additional collaboration features for work. Step-up your G Suite and Team Drive with Collavate!

Harry Jung
Collavate Inc
San Jose, CA 95129
+1 (650) 515-3733

Friday, December 9, 2016

Hofsas House Launches Pin it to win it Contest

Tell the Hofsas House where you’d love to visit and why and you could win a 2 night stay!

Salinas, CA, December 10, 2016 - So many of us add “travel more” to our list of yearly resolutions! Whether it is somewhere close by, a beautiful beach or international destination, tell the Hofsas House where you’d love to visit and why? Post pictures of your ideal destination on a Pinterest board and our favorite board with win a 2-night stay at the Hofsas House hotel!

To enter the contest simply:

Pin It To Win It!

· Follow us on Pinterest:

· Create A Board Titled: Time to Travel!

· Add a minimum of 5 pictures of your favorite quotes with the hashtag #HofsasHouseGetaways

· Email a link your board to:

· One lucky winner will win a 2-night stay at our hotel!

· Enter to win between January 1st and January 30th. Winner announced on February 5th.

· Includes Hotel stay only- airfare, transportation, meals and other amenities not included

Hofsas House Background:
Owned and operated by the Theis Family, Hofsas House hotel is within walking distance of everything Carmel has to offer, including a stunning beach, fine restaurants and shops, and wine tasting. It provides peaceful respite and European charm just minutes from Monterey , Pebble Beach, Big Sur and Pacific Grove . The Hofsas House’s 38 spacious, one-of-a-kind rooms boast European comfort and lovely views, not to mention amenities like fireplaces, private balconies, wet bars, kitchens and patios. Large suites provide the perfect stay for newlyweds and everyone else seeking an extra special getaway. Dutch doors in every room allow guests to welcome in the ocean air, and free WiFi enables them to stay connected — if they want to.

The Hofsas House hotel family works to ensure every visitor's experience is special, striving to offer the highest quality personal services. Consider the continental breakfast, abundant with fresh French Roast coffee, tea, juice, fruit and pastries from a neighborhood bakery, or the personalized concierge services for guests and their families, including their four-legged family members, who are welcome, as well.

For large groups — wedding parties, company meetings, family reunions and others — Hofsas House Hotel offers a spacious room equipped with a fireplace and full kitchen that can comfortably accommodate 40 people. A heated pool, dry saunas, decks with views and off-street parking are on offer as well.

Hofsas House Hotel is located on San Carlos Street, north of Fourth Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. For more information, call (831) 624-2745 or visit Like us on Facebook

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Commercial Property Buyers Advised to Consider Intelligent Financial Solutions Prior to Purchase

UK Property Finance Talks the Options Available when Borrowing Against Commercial Property

London, UK, December 09, 2016 - One of Britain’s leading names in the provision of intelligent financial products and services has issued a call to prospective commercial property buyers. According to the team at UK Property Finance, there’s much to be gained from considering all available options before deciding on a final solution or package for property purchase.

As there are various options available to suit a wide variety of purposes, UK Property Finance insists that there is nothing to gain from diving in without careful consideration. From standard developer loans to bridging loans to secured personal loans and more, UK Property Finance offers access to a wide variety of options with the best possible value for money guaranteed.

Borrowing Against Commercial Property
“UK Property Finance works closely with our clients and lending partners to get the best deal available. We pride ourselves on listening to our customer’s needs and matching them to our lenders criteria helping drive through their business lending plan. UK Property Finance are a “whole of market” directly FCA Authorised and Regulated Master Finance Broker. Our whole market broker status enables us to source funds from any lender and offer the very best commercial rates.” - UK Property Finance

When it comes to standard borrowing against commercial property, loans are typically available up to 75% of the property’s value.

However, this can be increased with targeted negotiations and in accordance with the circumstances of the borrower. There are usually two ways of repaying a commercial loan – a standard term of monthly repayments or an interest-only plan. In the case of the latter, the full balance minus the interest must be paid at the end of the term.

Along with standard commercial property loans, UK Property Finance also offers access to incredibly convenient and versatile bridging loans. Where larger sums of cash are needed at short-notice to effectively ‘bridge’ a gap or shortfall, a bridging loan can be uniquely valuable. With low rates of interest and repayment terms as short as one year, there’s often no faster or more convenient way of plugging the occasional financial hole.

Rapid Results
“A commercial bridging loan can be arranged and paid out often before a lender being used for longer term finance has even started to review the case. Commercial Bridging loans, as it suggests, would be secured on commercial or semi-commercial properties in the same manner as a standard residential bridging loan and normally arranged within the same timeframe. The number of uses are also wide and varied but as commercial bridging finance is not regulated by the FCA, additional funding reasons are allowable, provided any use is fully legal.” - UK Property Finance

UK Property Finance is committed to making it as easy and affordable as possible to borrow any amount of money for any commercial purpose. Regardless of the urgency of the matter or the problems you may have encountered in the past, an intelligent service solution from UK Property Finance really could make all the difference.

About UK Property Finance:
UK Property Finance is a fully independent, FCA regulated organisation specialising in intelligent financial products and advice for property buyers and developers. The company also operates, which is Britain’s leading name in the arrangement and brokerage of intelligent financial solutions. Though newly formed, this dynamic group of businesses has already earned a strong reputation up and down the UK among private property buyers and commercial developers alike.

UK Property Finance
2 Nursery Court, Unit 2C
Kibworth Business Park
Harborough Road. Kibworth Harcourt
Leicestershire. LE80EX

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Atlanta-based Pop-Soul Singer/Songwriter James Patrick Morgan Drops New Single to Radio, “Expected” December 5

“Expected” is the first track from Morgan’s upcoming EP ‘Art + Work = Love’ due out Early 2017

Los Angeles, CA, December 08, 2016 – James Patrick Morgan, the Atlanta-based pop-rock and soul singer/songwriter, releases the first single from his upcoming EP today. This single, titled “Expected,” is the first song on the EP ‘Art + Work = Love,’ which will be released in early 2017 through Cloverland Entertainment. “Expected” is currently available to stream via SoundCloud and will be available to purchase on iTunes and all major digital outlets at the time of the EP release.

Morgan says that “songwriting comes easily” to him, and it’s evident that is true from the opening notes of “Expected.” The Sony Southern Talent Expo winner’s wide ranging influences from blues to soul to pop and soft rock are all given time on the track – from the acoustic verses to the catchy horn lines and soulful vocal harmonies on the chorus. The song features an infectious, danceable groove that carries the listener through the story of two people sharing “one night, two nights, three nights” and eventually falling in love.

‘Art + Work = Love’ is a five-song collection that James Patrick Morgan describes as one that “represents [him] better than most past recordings,” because it captures much more of “what [he does] in a live setting.” The EP was recorded in several legendary studios across the United States such as Los Angeles’ East West Studios, where the Beach Boys recorded many of their hits, and the storied Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN. Morgan says the goal of the EP, and of his artistry, is to “show people that it’s okay to be present and feel.” This is something he does with remarkable success on ‘Art + Work = Love,’ recalling classic artists such as Sam Cooke and Dave Matthews, but doing so in a fresh and exciting way.

About James Patrick Morgan:
Already a favorite among the Atlanta music scene, Pop-Soul singer songwriter James Patrick Morgan has spent years honing his sound while playing 300-plus shows a year, performing covers and originals as well. The Athens, GA native has just completed a collection of new music entitled: “Art + Work = Love.” The EP illustrates his myriad of musical influences, and crackles with the energy he brings to his live shows. The new EP will give the rest of the world a chance to experience the soulful grooves and upbeat energy that are Morgan’s musical hallmark. Produced by studio ace David Huff, the EP is full of infectious grooves and pure soul, highlighting James’ love of R&B and funk.

With years of performing under his belt James has 1500 covers in his repertoire, and he includes an impressive take on Steve Miller’s “Fly Like An Eagle” on the new EP as well. He’s eager and ready to begin taking these songs to much bigger stages, and is thrilled at the chance to not only perform for bigger crowds, but also to make a positive impact on people with his music in the process.

Follow James Patrick Morgan:

For more information, to request an interview with James Patrick Morgan, or for a review copy of ‘Art +Work = Love’ or “Expected”

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093

Monday, December 5, 2016

New Motorhome Buying Website Launch Announced

BuyMyMotorhome Launches Streamlined Website for Online Campervan Sellers

Nottinghamshire, UK, December 05, 2016 - If you are looking to sell a recreational vehicle online without the hassle of advertising privately then the team at BuyMyMotorhome have recently upped their game with the introduction of a brand new website which features a cleaner interface with a significantly improved user experience. The main philosophy behind the new site is to simplify the process of selling a used campervan online to the point where achieving a successfully completed sale takes little more than a quick phone call and a doorstep inspection.

Selling a motorhome privately for its true worth has always been a difficult prospect at the best of times. For this reason, BuyMyMotorhome have taken it upon themselves to offer a fully inclusive, one-stop service that replaces the trivialities associated with a private sale with a fast and convenient solution that promises a much quicker selling experience with a guaranteed price.

Quick Motorhome Sales Made Easy
"Ever since our inception, we have always tried to provide a fast and professional service that dispenses with the complications that one would typically associate with selling a campervan or motorhome online to a private party. Our vast buying experience means we can offer a quick and accurate valuation based on the individual characteristics of each motorhome we are offered and our enormous buying power means that we can guarantee each offer against any rival bid from a competing firm in the same line of business." - BuyMyMotorhome

Perhaps you are looking to sell a small, 2-berth campervan that has been in the family for a number of years, or you have recently acquired a state-of-the-art luxury motorhome as part of a bereavement or divorce settlement that you need to convert to cash. Whatever the circumstances, the team at BuyMyMotorhome are always available to turn an otherwise complicated transaction into a convenient reality.

Get a Fast, Free Valuation within Minutes
"If you need to sell a campervan quickly and you don't have the time or money to advertise privately then BuyMyMotorhome are here to help. We buy dozens of used recreational vehicles on a daily basis and our vast level of experience means that we can provide an accurate assessment of the worth of a motorhome within minutes, over the telephone, provided the party interested in selling to us is able to offer a complete an accurate description that we can base the valuation on." -BuyMyMotorhome

The newly launched website will enable the team at BuyMyMotorhome to deal with an increased number of customers in a much quicker manner and the recently updated FAQ section aims to deal with any reservations or questions a client may have before making contact via the telephone and email enquiry services.

Of course, if you have any specific questions that are not covered in the FAQ, then you can always contact the motorhome buying team directly on 01623 631102. Alternatively, you can use the contact form provided on the BuyMyMotorhome website.

About BuyMyMotorhome is the UK's most successful independent motorhome buyer. They promise to buy any motorhome or campervan, regardless of how old or obscure the make is, how many miles are on the clock or what condition the fittings, fixtures and other accessories are in. Their enormous buying power means that they are able to back up their initial offer whilst guaranteeing to beat any genuine written quote from any rival campervan buying service. Their reputation is highly enviable and they always provide free, honest and impartial advice without pressuring the seller.

Mansfield i-centre
Hamilton Way
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 5BR
01623 631102

Sunday, December 4, 2016

STORY IDEA: 14 Year Old Philanthropic Bee Keeper Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman save the planet in comic books and movies Jake Reisdorf, only 14 years old, is the real deal

Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman save the planet in comic books and movies. Jake Reisdorf, only 14 years old, is the real deal.

Carmel, CA, December 05, 2016 - An eighth-grade honor student at Carmel (Calif.) Middle School, Reisdorf is an in-the-flesh superhero who, over the past four years, has ambitiously educated himself on the art and science of beekeeping, a hobby he has turned into a thriving family business as the teenaged CEO of Carmel Honey Company.

But his quest is more important than tending hives (he has 70) and peddling honey, which he currently sells in four varieties (orange blossom, sage, wildflower, and Meadowfoam) to more than 80 clients, including many of California's best restaurants.

Crop pollination by honey bees, he'll explain, is responsible for one-third of all of the food consumed by mankind. The world's honey bee population is dying at an alarming rate. If the bees go away, so will the earth's foliage. If the plants die, scientists say, humans will follow within three years. Jake would prefer to graduate from high school.

As if his efforts weren't already noble enough, Reisdorf also has created a nonprofit charity, "Jake Gives Back," from which he generously donates funds from Carmel Honey Company to organizations that promote honey bee research and education efforts.

His 2015 beneficiary was the El Nino Bee Lab at the University of California Davis, and the 2014 recipient was the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Winery.

The youngster also speaks on a regular basis to school children, civic groups, even academics and other beekeeping enthusiasts, sharing the staggering wealth of knowledge he has accumulated over the past four years, since he initially became enthralled with honey bees as a 10-year-old.

Within a year, Reisdorf knowledgebase had become so deep that he was invited to address a crowd of 500 at the first-ever bee symposium at the University of California-Davis, home of one of the nation's top entomology departments.

"I'm constantly meeting beekeepers who have been doing this for years, and their families have been doing it for generations," he said. "I'm always learning new things."

In the company of his parents, Becky and Jeff Reisdorf (dad is a building contractor in Monterey County, Calif.), Jake also travels all over the country to seminars and conferences to build upon his education (and theirs).

"Whenever we go to a conference, everybody looks first at my husband, then at me," Becky said with a laugh. "We just say, 'Nope, not us!' and point to Jake."

Mom and Dad are co-managers of Carmel Honey, and chauffeurs, transporting the CEO to his business meetings, and to various locations where, for a fee, he provides and maintains hives for clients. Jake's 10-year-old sister, Brooke, also helps with the family business, assisting with packaging and other tasks.

More information about Carmel Honey Company and "Jake Gives Back" can be found on the company website (which, of course, Jake built mostly by himself) at, by calling 831-687-8511, or via email at

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455 Respond to Customer Feedback with New Website and Improved Service

Britain's Most Successful Independent Motorhome Buyers Reiterate Their Position as Industry Leading Force

Nottinghamshire, UK, December 04, 2016 - Sell My Motorhome is pleased to announce a new, streamlined campervan buying service which is now easier than ever to use. Following a large online survey, the team at Sell My Motorhome have taken on board a huge number of suggestions in a bid to create an innovative and improved online campervan selling service that is unbeatable in every regard.

Offering a fair, transparent and quicker alternative to selling privately, with no unnecessary charges, hidden costs or logistical problems, Sell My Motorhome is able to make a genuine cash offer on any RV or campervan, regardless of age or condition. They have recently expanded their operation to include the UK in its entirety and the unique, one-stop solution approach that the company provides is now open to any British resident looking to sell a used motorhome.

A Quick and Easy Way to Sell Your Campervan
"Of course, there are lots of different ways and techniques to sell a motorhome, but we are confident that our service represents the quickest and fairest means of selling without the typical issues associated with a private sale. If you need to sell your motorhome fast and you are looking to save money then we can make you a genuine offer that we will even guarantee against rival bids from any of our competitors." - SellMyMotorhome

Instead of claiming that they are the only serious choice of selling a campervan or motorhome online, the team at SellMyMotorhome would much rather point out the advantages that their service offers over other selling techniques. A private sale can place many demands on a seller and many local dealerships simply do not have the resources or instant buying power that a nationwide motorhome buyer such as SellMyMotorhome is proud to have at their disposal.

The motorhome selling and buying market can be a difficult sector to deal in - even for those with previous experience. However, with SellMyMotorhome, the seller can reach a practical arrangement within minutes of making a simple phone call - with minimal complication, zero pressure and the best possible price guaranteed against rival bids.

No Hidden Charges and the Best Possible Price
“Selling your camper or motorhome privately is a long-winded experience one can easily do without. Not only can it take up valuable time, you may also have to reduce your asking price and accept a much lower bid in order to complete the sale as quickly as you would like. Unlike private selling, with SellMyMotorhome there are is long waiting periods, no hidden catches or charges and the need to negotiate has been removed entirely - making our motorhome buying service the easiest option all round.” - SellMyMotorhome

The true difference between SellMyMotorhome and rival vehicle buying firms is the fact that they genuinely pay the price they offer on a vehicle. Once you have agreed to sell a campervan to the team at SellMyMotorhome, you can rest assured that they will not subtract a string of unexpected deductions from the original offer by way of administration costs, vehicle collection fees or any other hidden extras that they 'forgot to mention'. Provided the description of your motorhome is accurate - which is what the initial quote is based on - the full amount offered for your motorhome should be within your account within two working days from the collection date.

The new campervan buying service is up and running now and those in search of an instant motorhome valuation can get in touch with the team right now on 0800 072 3678. To find out more about exactly what is on offer - you can visit the website at

About SellMyMotorhome
SellMyMotorhome is the UK’s most forward thinking service provider for those looking to sell their vehicles quickly and for the best possible price. Established as a dynamic small business with high ambitions, the group quickly evolved to become Britain’s largest dedicated buyer of motorhomes and recreational vehicles. Offering the best possible price and a stress-free approach to selling, SellMyMotorhome is out to transform the public perception of quick and easy motorhome sales. For more information or for a fast and competitive quote, get in touch with the team on 0800 072 3678 or visit the website.

Worksop Turbine
Shireoaks Triangle Business Park
Coach Close
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 8AP
0800 072 3678

Friday, December 2, 2016

Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites celebrates its Ongoing Partnership with Monterey County wineries by offering Unique packages for 2017

In Carmel, it means a celebration of the bounty of Monterey County’s vineyards at Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites.

Carmel, CA, December 02, 2016 - In France, vendange means the annual grape harvest. In Carmel, it means a celebration of the bounty of Monterey County’s vineyards at Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites.

Vendange creates a unique guest experience through its partnership with 15 local wineries, each sponsoring one room or suite by providing their own creative touches.

For 2017 Vendange has put together some interactive packages that combine the luxury and convenience of the inn’s Carmel location with the adventure and romance of the nearby wine country.

Holman Ranch Vine to Wine experience
Stay in the Vendange Holman Ranch Room and add on a Holman Ranch Vine to Wine experience that consists of a series of educational tours for wine lovers. The tour will take guests from the Holman Ranch Tasting Room to the vineyard for an in-depth look at how their estate grown wine is made — from barrel to bottle. Each tour is 2 hours and by reservation only.

Vine to Wine Tour includes:

● Begin at the Holman Ranch Tasting Room at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road with a full tasting of Holman Ranch wines.

● Holman Ranch will give you an ATV tour of the vineyard to experience the vines and learn about how Holman Ranch makes wine.

● End at the exclusive Holman Ranch estate for small bites, your favorite glass of wine, and time for questions and answers with the owners and winemaker.

● Tours are from 2-4 p.m. available daily and by reservation only. 48 hour notice required.

● Cost is $100 per person.

● Add promotional code WINETOUR when booking the Holman Ranch room.

Twisted Roots wine experience
Stay in the Twisted Roots Room at Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites and add on a Personal Wine Tasting Experience with Twisted Roots winemaker Josh Ruiz.

Step into the beauty that is the Twisted Roots Wine Tasting Room in Carmel Valley to experience a wine journey like no other. Vendange guests get a rare chance to indulge their senses, and experience the winemaker’s passion and knowledge of his craft. Sit in the Twisted Roots Mediterranean-inspired courtyard, meet the winemaker, and taste hand-selected wines.

● Minimum of 2 people Saturday and Sunday only

● Cost per person to upgrade $75

Vendange’s unique partnerships
From the McIntyre Vineyards room with its impressive 100-year-old grapevine section to J. Lohr’s wine barrel on the balcony, every winery’s room offers a signature luxury experience. The participating wineries include: Blair, Cima Collina, Dawn’s Dream, Galante, Holman Ranch, J. Lohr, Joullian, Manzoni, McIntyre, Otter Cove, Tudor, Twisted Roots, and Ventana.

Each room boasts sleek, modern bathrooms, with imported Spanish marble. Sleeping areas have memory foam-top beds, deluxe linens, and high-definition flat-screen televisions. The separate Cottage Suite offers 650-square-feet of space, with a California king bed, 50-inch HD television, and a kitchenette. It’s the perfect place for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. The Inn offers breakfast daily and wine tasting on weekends.

Special discounts through March 31
Vendange is celebrating the wine with a special discount from January through March 31. Book your stay directly at during the months of November and December and receive 10 percent off your booking. Must enter the promotional code ILOVEWINE on the website. The 10 percent off is valid for all rooms except standard queen rooms.

Offer not valid on holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as blackout days. Promotional code must be entered at in order for the discount to apply.

About Vendange
Vendange is at 24815 Carpenter St. in Carmel, a short drive from the Monterey Peninsula Airport, just off of scenic Highway 1, with free parking for guests. It’s minutes from downtown Carmel’s shopping, fine dining, scenic 17-Mile Drive, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Telephone 831-624-6400; email:

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

Thursday, December 1, 2016

DJkit Offering Fantastic 20% Holiday Discount on Ableton Product Line

Get an Excellent Deal on All New Live and Push Purchases for Christmas 2016

London, UK, December 02, 2016 - The UK's number one choice for industry leading DJ equipment and high-quality music production software has just announced an exciting festive offer, which is open to all customers looking to get their hands on the latest version of Ableton Live and/or the recently updated Push hardware controller that was co-developed with Akai.

Ableton Live is a fully featured Digital Audio Workstation package that offers a highly intuitive and user-friendly clip based approach to sequencing and music editing. The software features two interchangeable views that allow for fast and flexible audio recording, MIDI sequencing and song arranging which you can use in the studio or whilst performing on stage.

Music Production the Way It Should Be
"Ableton Live is about making music. When you're writing and composing, Live is quick and responsive. When you want to record and develop your ideas, Live has the depth and toolset for intricate production. It's got the features to take your DJ skills to the next level and it's stable and flexible on stage, whether you're playing in front of 10 or 10,000 people." - Ableton

Live 9 is the perfect tool for song writing, music production and live performance. The first version was released in 2001 and since then Live has gained a large and loyal fan base including an elite list of professional DJs and dance producers with world famous artists such as Deadmau5, Skrillex, Junkie XL and Daft Punk using the software regularly.

With the newly developed Link technology, which has recently been incorporated as a built-in feature, users can now collaborate in real-time on the same network - with all participants remaining completely synchronised with ultra-stable rock-solid timing. Other functionality unique to Live includes the signature Racks feature, which enables a user to create and store a complex chain of synthesizers and effects as a single preset, MIDI and Key Mapping, Audio-to-MIDI conversion and MAX for Live.

A Fantastic Choice of Festive Discounts
"We make Live, Push and Link. With these products, a diverse community of artists creates amazing things. We are based in Berlin and our company is run by its founders. Many of us are musicians, producers and DJs. This Christmas, we are giving everyone the chance to get in on the action with a 20%-Off holiday discount offer available across a full range of products and upgrades." - Ableton

Whether you are looking to upgrade an existing Ableton product, or you want to buy a new copy of Live for yourself or as a gift, DJ Kit is now offering an incredibly tempting 20% discount on the following products:

• Any new purchase of Ableton Push
• Any new purchase of Ableton Live 9 software – Intro, Standard and Suite edition
• Any upgrade to Ableton Live 9 Standard or Suite, with or without Push
• Any Pack with instruments, effects and sounds for Live
• Max for Live

The offer is available right now and will last up until the end of the January 2017 Christmas Sales period.

About DJkit:
DJkit is the UK’s leading DJ equipment retailer, offering an unrivalled range of over 25,000 products and packages for professional musicians and amateurs alike. The team prides itself at being right at the forefront of the industry, supplying only the very latest cutting-edge technology, providing the best level of customer service and hosting regular events with their industry leading partners.

Unit B1 Shannon House
Hambridge Road
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5SS
01635 780002

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Rezvan Foundation for Excellence holds Fundraising Gala to honor a Legacy of determination and transformation and the value of Education

When it comes to legacies, the one left by Dr. Ahmad Rezvan resonates as one of the most enduring and heartwarming of all.

Salinas, CA, November 29, 2016 - Growing up in Iran, young Ahmad faced tremendous obstacles — abject poverty and the devastating loss of his father when he was just 14 years old. Despite this, and while providing for his grief-stricken family, Ahmad stunned his small town by secretly putting himself through school, winning admission to the most prestigious university in Iran, and eventually earning a medical degree. Ahmad needed equal parts excellence and determination to transform his life — and the lives of his family.

To honor the legacy of his late father, Dr. Ehsan Rezvan founded the Rezvan Foundation for Excellence, a nonprofit that supports students who share the same incredible combination of strengths that eventually brought the senior Dr. Rezvan to America with his family.

The mission of the Rezvan Foundation is to support the educational pursuits of exceptionally talented young students who have shown a determination to succeed, despite the crippling loss of one or more parent, or removal from their parents’ home.

It is the hope of the foundation that Rezvan scholars will continue to “pay it forward” and keep alive the generous spirit of Dr. Ahmad Rezvan and his family for generations to come.

To celebrate this lasting legacy, and to help fund future scholarships, the Rezvan Foundation for Excellence is holding its first-ever Fundraising Gala on Feb. 4, 2017, at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City.

Tickets to the gala are $250, and are tax-deductible (Tax ID No.: 81-0810674). Payment can be made by check (payable to The Rezvan Foundation) or credit card (Visa, MC, Discover or AmEx). Please mail or fax the completed form with check or complete credit card information to: The Rezvan Foundation for Excellence 7888 Wren Ave., #B-120, Gilroy, CA 95020. Phone: (818) 298-8316. Fax: (408) 842-7057. Email: Website:

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Florida Coach Transit Companies Reducing Regens – ECOFuelMax

Florida Transportation Department’s have found an answer to dealing with the negative issues with Diesel Regeneration Cycles and Diesel Particulate Filters.

Boca Raton, FL, November 28, 2016 - Coach Buses and Trucks that do a lot of stop and go driving all day long experience what is known as Diesel Regeneration Cycles or REGEN’s. Regen Cycles are activated by a motors computer (ECM) to clean its Diesel Particulate Filter that traps un-burnt fuel or soot.

Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) since 2007 has been installed on all diesel engines sold and operating in the United States. A Diesel Regeneration Cycle is a function initiated by a vehicles computer (ECM) to trap un-burnt fuel in a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). The ECO works by increasing the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) in Fuel causing it to burn more volatile and cleaner. Cleaner burning fuel reduces the amount un-burnt fuel so less REGEN Cycles are needed. On average Diesel Regeneration Cycles waste 4 to 10 gallons of fuel.

When a DPF gets full of the soot it runs with reduce performance and requires maintenance, if maintenance is not performed a diesel engine will stop running.

The ECOFUELMAX is a simple low cost ($390) easy to install in-line fuel enhancer, No Chemicals or Maintenance is required; its life is 20+ years. Due to the increased efficiency and reduced maintenance and downtime Transit Companies have experienced an ROI of less than 20 days and $3,000- $5,000+ in projected annual savings. Keep your buses on the road, not in the shop!

ECO Fuel Systems, LLC and its principals have been actively working to reduce Hydrocarbon Pollution since 1999. Reduce maintenance expenses and downtime while reducing pollution 40% to over 70% that is released into the atmosphere, a Win – Win solution. For more information call or email us for more details. GO GREEN – Burn Clean!

Cary Nagdeman
ECO Fuel Systems, LLC
20920 Concord Green Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433
(866) 347-0002

Friday, November 25, 2016

High Grade Construction Launch New Website

High Grade Brickwork Ltd (Stamford, UK), the ‘building, stone and brickwork’ company has launched a new website whose improved structure creates a more relevant user experience for customers.

Stamford, UK, November 24, 2016 - High Grade Brickwork Ltd (Stamford, UK), the ‘building, stone and brickwork’ company has launched a new website whose improved structure creates a more relevant user experience for customers. The website houses a variety of new features and splits the company’s main services into two distinct microsites – High Grade Builders and High Grade Brickwork. Passing comment Richard Steele (Director of High Grade brickwork) said:

‘We are delighted to launch our new website, it reflects the direction of our business and creates a more user friendly navigation for our customers, by providing more relevant content our site visitors can easily find the information they need by selecting the relevant section,’ He continued, ‘As we continue to grow, we aim to improve the user experience for customers visiting our site and this the first step in a continual process.’

About the company: Based in Stamford - High Grade Brickwork Ltd are specialists in buildingstone and brickwork and cover a large area including Lincolnshire, Essex Herts, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, and Northamptonshire. High Grade brickwork provide bricklaying and stonework services to all sectors, including domestic, residential and commercial.

High Grade Brickwork Ltd encourages anyone with an interest in stone or brickwork or is searching for building services or high quality home improvements to please visit the new website. The website is now live and can be accessed at -

Mathew Taylor
High Grade Brickwork Ltd
10 Torkington St
Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2UY
01780 590827

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

American Idol’s Semi-Finalist, Brielle Von Hugel Announces New Single “NAKED,” Out 11/22/16!

Brielle’s Remarkable Cover Songs Reached over 2 Million YouTube Views with Songs by Adele, Katy Perry, and Sia!

New York, NY, November 22, 2016 — Bluesy-pop singer-songwriter, Brielle Von Hugel, who signed a recording contract with F.R.E.E.D.O.M. Records in July, has co-written a new breathtaking ballad entitled, “Naked.” The single will be released on November 22nd with an accompanying music video.

Brielle brings a refreshing emotional depth to the pop scene with her sophisticated voice and natural storytelling. In her latest song “Naked,” Brielle’s powerhouse vocals delicately belts over a stripped down solo piano. She describes that intimate phase of a relationship when a partner feels comfortable enough to expose their true self. Brielle wipes away her makeup to reveal her physical flaws as well as her internal imperfections. Her metaphorical yet, sincere songwriting peels back the layers of her past and sends a deeper message that encourages listeners to be themselves.

Brielle Von Hugel continues to garner fans with her influential songwriting, enchanting vocals and nationwide tours. Von Hugel recently began her North America tour with well-known jazz and swing band, Postmodern Jukebox and Remember Jones. The group is set to tour throughout Europe in 2017.

Also known for her well received cover songs, Brielle’s YouTube videos have amassed over 2 million views covering artists such as Adele, Paramore and Sia. Furthermore, Brielle has been featured on sites such as, Mashable, and Hollywood Gossip.
In collaboration with TE Music Group & F.R.E.E.D.O.M. Records, Brielle is currently in the studio working on her sophomore EP coming out later this year.

About Brielle Von Hugel
New York based singer-songwriter was heavily inspired from music at an early age. Brielle singer/songwriter mixes pop-edge with yesterday’s bluesy, smoky tones to give her musical storytelling grit. Her powerful pipes have garnered her multiple television and press appearances such as; FOX’s Good Day New York, Industry Magazine, and various fundraisers. At age 16, Brielle was one of the Top 12 girls’ semi-finalists on Season 11 of American Idol. Brielle has reached over 17K YouTube subscribers and over 31K Spotify monthly listeners. Her growing audience looks to her for guidance as she continues to release liberating music that encourages individuality. For more information please visit:


11/25/2016 The Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ
12/2/2016 Schubas Chicago IL
12/3/2016 eMbers Venue Rensselaer, IN
12/5/2016 Exit/In Nashville, TN
12/7/2016 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
12/8/2016 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI

For all PR and Media inquiries contact: Chip Schutzman- Miles High Productions,, 323-871-4821.

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood CA 90093

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sweet Honey in the Rock to Kick-off 5-City West Coast Run of “Celebrating the Holydays” with Debut 4-Day Engagement at Seattle’s Jazz Alley Dec 15-18th

Venerable Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK has announced a five-city West Coast run of their annual seasonal show “CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS,” which will be kicked-off with a debut four-day engagement at the legendary Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley night club in Seattle, WA, December 15-18th.

New York, NY, November 21, 2016 - Venerable Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK has announced a five-city West Coast run of their annual seasonal show “CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS,” which will be kicked-off with a debut four-day engagement at the legendary Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley night club in Seattle, WA, December 15-18th. Jazz Alley is the third longest running supper/jazz club of its kind in the nation. Show time for all four shows is set for 7:30 PM.

Other CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS dates on the run will include; 12/20, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA, 12/21, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA, 12/22, Weil Hall, Ronhert Park, CA, and their final performance of the year will be on 12/23 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.

Sweet Honey developed their CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS theme show several years ago, and refine and add new material to the presentation every year. The show is a rare fusion of international holiday spiritual songs and hymns from other cultures and religions, ranging from Africa to Israel. It includes songs from their Nativity Suite collection, which the group wrote and produced for the American Bible Association video series, including “Jesus, What A Wonderful Child” and “Children Go Where I Send Thee.” It also features notable Sweet Honey classics such as, “We Are,” “Let There Be Peace,” and “Chinese Proverb.”

CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS will feature core vocal members Carol Maillard, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, special guest vocalist Rochelle Rice and guest bassist Romeir Mendez (acoustic upright and electric bass) and American Sign Language interpreter, Barbara Hunt.

Prime seating options can purchased for their Seattle engagement by clicking on For more information about show times and to purchase tickets for the other engagements, go to, and click on the ensemble's touring schedule.

Sweet Honey In The Rock Media Contact: Chip Schutzman, Miles High Productions, 323-806-0400,

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood CA 90093

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Americana Alt-Country Rockers Angie and the Deserters Announce Second Single from their EP ‘You’, titled “Forgetting to Forget”- Impacting Radio on 11-18-16!

Angie and the Deserters remain unforgettable as they continue to release rousing singles that ooze with emotion and passion.

Los Angeles, CA, November 18, 2016 - Angie and the Deserters remain unforgettable as they continue to release rousing singles that ooze with emotion and passion. The americana and alt-country Los Angeles based band announces their second single from their latest ‘You’ EP entitled, “Forgetting to Forget.” The single will be available for radio adds starting on November 18, 2016.

Angie Bruyere’s lush vocals and emotive lyrics will strike a chord deeply within the soul with this new single. The song reveals the moment when trying to escape memories from a past relationship. Although time has passed by, Angie continues to find herself hung up over a previous lover as she continues to look at their old photo and ring their phone. She expresses that she is getting by and “still standing” however she cannot seem to shake these thoughts. Bruyere paints a vivid emotional portrait of personal thoughts that listeners can easily relate to. Her delicate vocal delivery is laced over soaring violin strings and intricate guitar riffs that dive into a beautiful splash of percussion that will send chills up the spine.

The band has already received a significant buzz surrounding their follow-up EP and title-track, ‘You.’ The single charted #5 on the Radio Indie Alliance Charts and is airing on over 35 radio stations such as Radio Free Americana, WYAD (Jackson, MI), WNDY (Crawfordsville, IN), Pandora Radio and many more airplay outlets. The band’s “You” music video premiered on the popular Americana based website The Alternate Root and also on Variety Beat and reached over 25K views on FB and YouTube in the first two weeks of release.

“I wrote this song a few years ago, thinking it would be a simple acoustic song, but once we got into the studio with the band it became so much more,” says Angie Bruyere.

“Forgetting to Forget,” along with the rest of the tracks from the ‘You’ EP were recorded in Nashville’s Castle Recording Studios with renowned country producer Jeff Huskins (Clint Black, Keith Urban) and mastered by Grammy® Award Winning, Bod Ludwig (Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix). For more information on Angie and The Deserters please visit the band’s official website at

For all PR and Media inquiries contact: Chip Schutzman- Miles High Productions,, 323-871-4821.

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood CA 90093

Pop-Rock Singer-Songwriter Jonathan Cavier Releases Cover of “Waiting (Reprise)” Originally by George Michael

“Waiting (Reprise)” is the latest addition to the “Cavier Covers” series and is available now.

Los Angeles, CA, November 18, 2016 – The “Cavier Covers” series continues today with the release of “Waiting (Reprise),” originally by George Michael. The Phoenix-based singer songwriter Jonathan Cavier has put his own spin on the album cut, and his Cavier Cover version is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and all major digital outlets. Debuting in August 2016, the “Cavier Covers” series continues to highlight Jonathan’s favorite and most influential musical moments and heroes – from the Duran Duran cover “Save a Prayer” to last month’s release of Sting’s “Fields of Gold.”

Cavier’s version of “Waiting (Reprise)” is similar to the original while showcasing his unique vision for the song. Cavier says that he has “always loved [George Michael’s] vocal style,” so he honored that style with his faithful vocal takes. However he recognizes that he also “heard this song with a faster tempo and vocal harmonies,” both of which are departures from the original version and help set this latest Cavier Cover apart from the original which appeared on George Michael’s 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice (Vol. 1).

All of Jonathan Cavier’s music, from his debut solo album ‘Premier’ to the latest Cavier Cover, is available to stream on Spotify and he is continuing to post a monthly vlog series discussing everything from a day in the life of Jonathan to stories about the Cavier Covers on his YouTube channel.

About Jonathan Cavier:
Originally from Northern California, Cavier (pronounced “cav-AIR”) has been based in Phoenix, AZ for several years and up until recently was performing as Alan Clark in atmospheric pop duo EyeTalk. Over the course of ten years and five albums, this venture saw Cavier’s music reach audiences as far-flung as Italy, the UK, and Australia. After five albums and hundreds of shows played throughout the US, Jonathan Cavier has reimagined himself and has formed a new musical identity on his debut solo album Premier. In addition to his musical endeavors, Cavier is a semi-professional tennis player and a member of the USTA and IFT. Cavier says that practicing and playing in tournaments is like “the fountain of youth.”

Follow Jonathan:

For more information, to request an interview, or for a review copy of ‘Premier’ or any Cavier Cover song.

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Canadian Artist, Singer and Songwriter Christine Saadé (HYSC?) releases a Brand New Single in Collaboration with the Amazing Twisted Dee!

International singer-songwriter, producer and performer, Christine Saadé has recently released her latest hit and remixes for her new single “Get Together” (Ft. Twisted Dee).

Los Angeles, CA, November 16, 2016 - International singer-songwriter, producer and performer, Christine Saadé has recently released her latest hit and remixes for her new single “Get Together” (Ft. Twisted Dee). The song was created with Billboard charting and renowned producer Michael Blakey (Mary J Blige/Eminem) and encourages unity and productivity to reach one’s goals and make a change in today’s complex world.

Saadé showcases her versatile talents while sending a positive message within her music. The singer-songwriter is limitless when it comes to genres; she has previously released singles from hip-hop to folk while diversifying her music style.

Growing up in Toronto, Canada; Christine has garnered a loyal fan base and has performed in some of Canada’s most notable venues such as Yonge-Dundas Square (Toronto), The Opera House Harborfront Center (Ontario), Queens University (Ontario), The Horseshoe and multiple festivals such as the Global Village Festival, Global Youth Day, to name a few. Christine has also toured internationally to connect with fans around the world. Reaching over hundreds of thousands of fans in more than 25 countries, Saade' continues to grow her global fan base with her own infectious beats, motivating lyrics, captivating live performances and DJ sets.

In addition to her musical efforts, Christine works closely with different organizations to positively impact communities around the world. Christine has worked with non-profits such as B2DS (Beats To Da Streets), Global Youth Day, CANFAR, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and more. She's an excellent talent emerging from a new generation of artists, not only making hits but a movement in the world.

Keep an eye out for Christine Saadé’s upcoming EP entitled, HYSC? EP 1. This will be the first of a series of “music episodes,” as Christine calls it, which will be classified based on genre style. The first EP will be a mix of electronic and pop oriented songs coming out in early 2017. For more information on Christine Saadé please visit her official website at

Download “Get Together” (Ft. Twisted Dee)

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monterey Peninsula Surgery Centers Announce Opening of Minimus Institute

Monterey Peninsula Surgery Centers (MPSC), one of the largest locally owned and operated outpatient surgery organizations in the United States, announced today the opening of the Minimus Institute

Monterey, CA, November 15, 2016 — Monterey Peninsula Surgery Centers (MPSC), one of the largest locally owned and operated outpatient surgery organizations in the United States, announced today the opening of the Minimus Institute, a national referral center offering state-of-the-art outpatient surgery to patients and self-insured groups throughout the country.

Although the majority of their patients reside in Northern and Central California, in the last five years, MPSC has become a national center attracting patients from 47 states and 10 countries seeking the most advanced minimally-invasive surgery. Through Minimus Institute, MPSC will extend the organization's outreach to formally become a national surgery referral center offering patient-focused surgical care in a concierge setting, featuring world-class surgeons and an innovative transparent pricing and outcome reporting system.

"Patients can visit our website at to view prices, patient satisfaction scores and infection rates to help them make an informed decision regarding their surgery options," said Thomas D. Wilson, Managing Partner and CEO of MPSC. “Minimus provides patients an outstanding surgical experience with great value as measured by an optimum combination of quality, service and price. Because surgery is all we do, our hallmarks are efficiency, clarity and excellence. Our goal is to deliver surgery a better way. We strive to be pioneers in arming our patients with knowledge, including real-time data on outcomes, infection rates and satisfaction scores along with transparent pricing. We want to enable patients to make well-informed decisions."

By leveraging the organization’s high-quality care and excellent patient experience with transparent pricing and outcomes, Minimus seeks to demystify the patient/surgery/doctor interaction. Minimus's prime objective is to become recognized as a national destination surgery center or “beacon” for patients, insurance companies and self-insured groups seeking the most advanced and least invasive outpatient surgery in a setting featuring transparency, value and great outcomes.

Background on MPSC:
MPSC and its surgeons are recognized leaders in outpatient surgical care as measured by the high demand for its services, extremely low infection rates, 99% patient satisfaction scores and affordable, transparent pricing. It is known for performing complex surgery, including total joint replacements, major spine surgeries, hysterectomies, breast reconstruction and thyroidectomies in the outpatient setting. In excess of 31,500 surgical procedures in 13 specialties are performed annually at MPSC by its 190 physicians on staff. Our world class surgeons, anesthesiologists, technology and techniques have resulted in exceptionally low complication rates and soaring patient-satisfaction scores. (Recommend deleting the last sentence as repetitive).

Minimus Institute:
Minimus Institute is a national state-of-the-art surgical institute located in a beautiful setting on California's Central Coast, providing patients access to world-class surgeons and exceptional value. Offering transparent pricing and clear, comprehensive outcome information and patient-satisfaction scores, Minimus demystifies the surgical-care experience allowing patients to make the most informed decisions about their care.

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

Monday, November 14, 2016

Salinas Valley Comic Con Returns December 16-18

The National Steinbeck Center’s annual celebration of zines, comic books, and pop culture, Salinas Valley Comic Con, returns December 16-18 at the Hartnell College Student Center.

Salinas, CA, November 15, 2016 - The National Steinbeck Center’s annual celebration of zines, comic books, and pop culture, Salinas Valley Comic Con, returns December 16-18 at the Hartnell College Student Center.
Salinas Valley Comic Con begins on Friday, December 16 with a kick off party where vendors, exhibitors, panelists, and guests will have an opportunity to mingle before the convention floor opens on Saturday, December 17. Guests will be treated to over 22 vendors, interesting panel discussions, cosplay contests, and more on December 17 and December 18. Special treats include the popular 501st Legion, a photo spot with custom Salinas Valley Comic Con backdrops, and an exhibit of comic books from UC Santa Cruz’s collection.

Brigget Spicer, a local artist and volunteer coordinator for Salinas Valley Comic Con, stresses the need for programs like SVCC in the Salinas area. “People were just so excited when the Salinas Valley Comic Con came onto the scene.” Spicer said. “ Usually comic conventions happen in larger cities like San Francisco or San Jose. SVCC was happening HERE, in Salinas. I’ve been a vendor at both prior events. I saw families showing up with their kids, all ages cosplay, and local talent being spot-lighted. They all shared an enthusiasm for comics. This is what needs to happen here in our community: people coming together over comics.”

Tickets are available online through EventBrite and range from $5 for a one day children’s ticket to $25 for a two-day pass.

About the National Steinbeck Center
The National Steinbeck Center opened in 1998 as the only museum in the world solely dedicated to the life, works, and legacy of John Steinbeck. Located in Salinas, California the National Steinbeck Center is situated in the heart of Steinbeck Country and the sites and sounds immortalized in dozens of Steinbeck's novels.

Eric Mora
Marketing Coordinator
National Steinbeck Center
Salinas, CA 93901

Indie Folk/Rock Band Cranky George Featuring Actor Dermot Mulroney to Release Latest Video, Single “Misery Road”

“Misery Road”will be released November 18 and is the second single from the band’s debut full length album Fat Lot of Good, available now!

Los Angeles, CA, November 15, 2016 – “Misery Road,” the latest video and single from Los Angeles-based indie folk/rock band Cranky George, will be released on November 18. The song is the second single from the groups debut full-length album ‘Fat Lot of Good,’ following September’s release of the first single “Nighttime.” “Misery Road” features co-founder and actor Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, current CBS series Pure Genius) on vocals and co-founder of both Cranky George and The Pogues, James Fearnley on accordion.

Cranky George describes “Misery Road” as “a song with a country flair” and says the song wears its “emotions on the sleeve.” The lyrics, sung by Dermot Mulroney, center around “a love affair gone wrong and a man leaving town to find answers” and the music video continues to explore this theme with a narrative following a man struggling with his love life and jumping in his car to escape. All of this action – including the band performing in a junkyard – is “set against a toe-tapping beat, led by a hooky accordion line.”

Recorded over a span of five years at bassist/producer Brad Wood’s Seagrass Studio, Cranky George’s debut full-length album Fat Lot of Good tips music from the bucket that dredges the confluence of the Danube, the Shannon and the Missouri. The album embraces fourteen songs, individually divergent, but which together ply a course from haven, round horn and back to harbor, by means of lullaby, torch song, sea shanty and murder ballad – an album which, with compassion, irony, humor and sometimes horror, tells stories of desire, love, loss, cruelty, ruination and pity. The music on the record, while diverse, features common threads such as Cranky George’s signature folk-inspired instrumentation – including accordion, violin, mandolin, acoustic guitars and ukuleles. Fat Lot of Good is available now via major digital outlets, on CD, and in a 450-copy limited edition double vinyl.

About Cranky George:
Los Angeles based Cranky George has brought together members and musical styles from both sides of the Atlantic to create a unique take on folk-influenced indie rock that is as special and diverse as the members themselves.

James Fearnley, co- founder and accordionist for the London-Irish folk-punk band, The Pogues, and the Mulroney brothers, Kieran and Dermot, siblings from a large, Irish-American family from Alexandria, VA, first came together as neighbors in Hollywood, California. While both of the Mulroney siblings are known for their work on and behind the screen with movies, they are both classically trained musicians; Dermot on the cello, mandolin, and guitar and Kieran on violin, ukulele, and tenor guitar. In 1994, they formed the LA based band, The Low and Sweet Orchestra, which released an acclaimed record, Goodbye to All That, on Interscope Records in 1996. After The Low and Sweet Orchestra split, both Mulroney brothers and Fearnley formed the Cranky George Trio.

During this time, Brad Wood, who has produced records for artist from the likes of The Bangles, Ben Lee, Pete Yorn, and Veruca Salt, was added on bass. To round out the new line up of Cranky George, Sebastian Sheehan Visconti, a sound designer and sound effects editor who notably worked on the television series The Muppets and The Flash, joined on percussion. After five years of work, Cranky George’s full-length debut – Fat Lot of Good – is available now. Dermot Mulroney and other band members are available for interviews about the group.

Follow Cranky George:

See Cranky George Live:
November 19 – Molly Malone’s – Los Angeles
December 3 – Molly Malone’s – Los Angeles

For more information, to request an interview, or for a review copy of ‘Fat Lot of Good’ or “Misery Road”

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093