Valley Partnership announces 2015-16 Advocates Class

first_imgValley Partnership announced its 2015-16 Advocates class with this year’s 25 candidates selected from a record 49 applicants.“This is the largest number of applications we’ve received since the program’s inception – 12 more than last year. We’re thrilled with the response for just the third year of the program,” said Cheryl Lombard, President and CEO of Valley Partnership. “It’s an excellent class with diverse disciplines, industry experience and leadership potential.”The 2015-16 class includes:Tina Bark-Roy, Johnson-CarlierBrandon Campbell, Alexander Building CompanyCharlie Crews, Small GiantsMackenzie Fitz-Gerald, APSPeter Foster, Warner Angle, Hallam Jackson & Formanek PLCMarisa Galindo, Walton Development and Management (USA), Inc.Shane Gutknecht, Southwest Traffic EngineeringTroy Hansen, Anderson-BaronKatie Kelley, CBREEdward Leon, City of Phoenix Planning and Development DepartmentJustin Lines, Pivotal Tax SolutionsCullen Mahoney, Trammell Crow CompanyBrent Mallonee, Cushman & WakefieldLaura Markham, Bergin, Frakes, Smalley & Oberholtzer, PLLCSarah Mertins, Town of Queen CreekCameron Miller, Evergreen DevcoJohn Paul Mulhern, Colliers InternationalMichael Munson, Harvard InvestmentsQuinn Riekena, Integra Realty ResourcesSamantha Root, Indigo Paint & ContractingJessica Sarkissian, Bowman ConsultingMichelle Schwartz, RSP ArchitectsHayley Smith, FirstBankMonet Vakili, Ernst & YoungTyler Wilson, HilgartWilsonThe Advocates program is created exclusively for a select number of Valley Partnership members under the age of 35. Only current members of Valley Partnership can apply and participate. The program’s goal is to provide young business, real estate and development professionals the opportunity to interact with a variety of industry’s senior executives from local and national companies in a small setting. The experience allows the Advocates to learn about the development process, network with industry leaders, tour development projects and create business relationships among the class.The 2015-16 program is nine months with a “graduation” in June 2016. It is a series of once-a-month events, lasting two to three hours. Events are usually at a development site or the office of the presenting developer and frequently include breakfast, lunch or happy hour.An advisory group comprised of Valley Partnership board members and Advocates alumni reviewed the applications and made the selections.last_img read more

Metal shavings prompt ground turkey recall

first_img SHARE Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Metal shavings prompt ground turkey recall Published: October 3, 2017 4:43 PM EDT MIAMI (CBSMiami) A North Carolina company which supplies Publix with ground turkey meat has issued a recall after after metal shavings were found in a package.Prestage Foods, Inc. has recalled approximately 38,475 pounds of ground turkey that may be contaminated with “extraneous materials.”The fresh ground turkey was produced on September 25 and 26, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:*1.3-lb. White Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Publix ground turkey breast WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS” with ink jet printing on the side of trays displaying the first 4 digits of 7268 and 7269.*1.3-lb. White Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Publix ground turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS” with ink jet labeling on the side of trays displaying the first 4 digits of 7268 and 7269.*1.2-lb. White Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Fit & Active Fresh Ground Turkey With Natural Flavoring” with ink jet labeling on the side of trays displaying the first 4 digits of 7268 and 7269.*1.0-lb. White Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Weis Markets Fresh Ground Turkey Breast” with ink jet labeling on the side of trays displaying the first 4 digits of 7268 and 7269.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-22000” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail distribution centers in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.According to the USDA memo, the problem was reported on September 27th when they were notified by plant employees performing sanitation on processing equipment. On the same day, one store noticed a metal shaving in a package of ground turkey and contacted the company.Anyone with a package of the recalled meat should either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.last_img read more

Emergency Responders On The Scene Of A Structure Fire At Bay View Inn

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update: 3:15pmThe Homer Fire Department is advising drivers to use caution in area of Sterling hwy and Rogers Loop, crews are working on a structure fire and apparatus are on both sides of the highway Responders are asking people to avoid the area at this time. No injuries have been reported at this time Original Post: 2:52pmEmergency personal are on the scene of a structure fire at the Bay View Inn, around mile 170 of the Sterling Hwy, in Homer.Mutual aid from surrounding communities Fire Departments has been called in. Fire equipment will be staging across the hwy on Rogers Loop.center_img Updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img

Steph Curry Escapes Death by the Whiskers

first_imgTwo-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry escaped serious injury Friday morning after being involved in a multi-car smash while en route to the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility.US media reported that the Warriors guard was westbound at around 9 am local time when his black Porsche Panamera collided with two other vehicles, damaging both the front and back end of his vehicle.An Oakland television station reported a California Highway Patrol spokesman as saying a Lexus car spun out on the freeway and collided with the front of the Porsche before a second car rear-ended it.Curry’s sports car suffered major front-end damage. But he was not hurt and eventually made it to the Warriors’ morning practice and said he was fine.Curry expressed his appreciation for concerns about his well being on his Twitter handle saying: “Don’t need any reminders but All the Time God is Great and God is Great all the time! Appreciate all the texts,” Curry wrote on his Twitter account.Police said the wet weather was likely a factor and that no charges have been laid.Curry will not play in Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers as he continues to recover from an injury to his left groin.Relatedlast_img read more

Ask Brianna: How can I afford to have kids?

first_img“Ask Brianna” is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to [email protected]: I’m in my 20s, and my partner and I are thinking about becoming parents, but the potential expenses seem overwhelming. How can I afford to have kids?A: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s handy, terrifying Cost of Raising a Child Calculator told me that the average two-parent household in the U.S. earning less than $61,530 a year spends $11,850 to raise a child in his or her first year. Such a big number might make you think that having a baby is impossible financially.FILE – This June 24, 2016, file photo, provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. “Ask Brianna” is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (Jazeena Baeza/NerdWallet via AP, File)But don’t get discouraged. I’d guess that very few parents went to the trouble of saving every penny they’d need before the baby arrived, especially since 37 percent of U.S. pregnancies were unplanned between 2006 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“Ideally everyone’s loaded by the time they have their kids, but that’s hardly ever the case,” says Rachel Podnos, a certified financial planner at Wealth Care LLC in Washington, D.C.If you’re able to spend several months planning for your baby’s arrival, you can make small changes now that will prepare you to budget more strictly when he or she arrives. Here’s how to wrangle your finances before you become a parent.MASTER YOUR CASH FLOWIf you haven’t monitored your expenses and how they stack up to your income, commit to getting a handle on that now, says Douglas Boneparth, a New York-based certified financial planner specializing in millennials. Your monthly budget will soon include a lot more ongoing costs, such as diapers, formula and child care, plus one-time costs such as furniture, a stroller and a car seat.Use a budgeting app to track how much you spend, or keep a close eye on your bank or credit card statement each week, so you can plan how you’ll divert money to those new expenses. The good/bad news is that you probably won’t go out as often as a new parent, making saving on entertainment a little easier, Boneparth says. You’ll likely have family members clamoring to buy cute baby gear, so take them up on it with a gift registry.Research the average cost of big-ticket expenses, such as child care, in your area so you know what to expect, Podnos says. The Economic Policy Institute found that child care for a 4-year-old isn’t cheap anywhere, but the cost varies a lot by location: It costs $344 a month in rural areas of South Carolina and $1,472 a month in Washington, D.C. Find your local average cost using the institute’s Family Budget Calculator .PUT EMERGENCY SAVINGS INTO OVERDRIVEYou always need a rainy-day fund, but the amount you save should increase now that you’ll have a baby to feed and house if you or your partner loses a job. If you’ve gotten by with just $500 or $1,000 saved for emergencies, boost it to at least three months’ worth of expenses. Now’s the time to make saving a priority, even if you don’t get to that massive $11,850.You’ll need to save more money if you or your partner won’t have any income during family leave. The Family Medical Leave Act allows employees of private companies with 50 or more workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, meaning you can keep your job but won’t get a paycheck. Some states provide a more generous benefit: California, New Jersey and Rhode Island offer paid family leave, as will New York starting Jan. 1, 2018, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures . Ask your employer about your company’s leave options, too.PLAN FOR THE FUTUREAs new parents, you and your partner must do some tedious but important financial prep to make sure your child will be taken care of if you’re no longer around. You likely need life insurance, which will help cover your child’s expenses and replace your income if you die. Create a will with the help of an attorney. It should identify your child’s legal guardian if you and your partner die while he or she is a minor, Podnos says. Consider starting to save for college in a 529 plan, too, which is a state-sponsored, tax-free investment plan to help pay for education expenses.This is serious stuff. But along with saving and budgeting, it’s crucial to get it done early so you can spend precious time enjoying your little one.This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet.Brianna McGurran is a staff writer at NerdWallet. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @briannamcscribe.RELATED LINKS:United States Department of Agriculture: Cost of Raising a Child Calculator https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/tools/CRC_Calculator/Economic Policy Institute: Family Budget Calculator https://www.epi.org/resources/budget/National Conference of State Legislatures: State Family and Medical Leave Laws https://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-family-and-medical-leave-laws.aspxNerdWallet: Saving for College: 529 Plans: https://nerd.me/6-nerdwallet-investinglast_img read more