Petco and Dan + Shay Team Up to Celebrate Pet Adoption with New Video

Dan + Shay Petco videoPetco today released a new “Celebrating Adoption” video featuring platinum selling country music artists Dan + Shay. The pair are experts on the positive impact of the pet and pet parent bond and credit their adopted pups, Chief and Joy, for making their lives on the road feel a little more like home. The latest video builds on Petco’s Think Adoption First philosophy, affirming the company’s position on increasing awareness of pet adoption efforts and inspiring pet parents to consider welcoming a pet in need into their home. Continue reading “Petco and Dan + Shay Team Up to Celebrate Pet Adoption with New Video”

Unique Business Model Thrives

Brian PeaveyBy Brian Peavey
Are you crazy?! Giving away money in the form of profit sharing seems like a ludicrous way of making more money but we are experiencing this phenomenon in Boise, Idaho at ProfitShare, LLC.
ProfitShare is a group of ethical investors who buy houses, renovate them, and resell them in a socially responsible way. Because of this core value we operate differently. Like other real estate investors, we buy houses at current fair value, renovate it, and then resell it for a profit. But what makes us different is that we share some of the profit we make with the people we bought the house from originally. Because we believe if we give back to the homeowner, we are helping the community. Continue reading “Unique Business Model Thrives”

Don’t Bother Getting Your Car Washed if You Live at Del Mar Villas

If you live at the Del Mar Villas, don’t bother getting your car washed – the maintenance guys will make sure to blow dirt over it the next day ….

I’ve complained about this several times, but still the same, they continue to blow all the parking lot dirt all over freshly washed cars.  #thissucks

 

San Diego’s Generali Global Assistance Wins Two ACE/Claims Magazine Awards

Generali Global AssistanceGenerali Global Assistance’s Travel Insurance division, formerly CSA Travel Protection, recently announced that it took home two top honors at the America’s Claims Event (ACE Awards) on June 21 in Charlotte, N.C.

Recognized for going above and beyond to serve her customers in a way that provides a seamless, supportive experience, Michelle Bjarnson was awarded the Customer Champion Award. Taking a unique approach, Bjarnson created a new role for the Claims & Customer Service Departments as the “Voice of the Customer.” She is the customer’s biggest advocate and ensures the company has exhausted all avenues to resolve issues or complaints.

Presented to Brandon Kay, the Luminary of the Year award, honors a strategic claims leader who 


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Guild Mortgage Promotes Bellevue's Gemma Currier to Vice President; Will Lead National Retail Sales Operations

Gemma Currier VP Guild MortgageCurrier will oversee Guild’s sales technology, sales training and development, retail administration and project management functions

San Diego-based Guild Mortgage, one of the fastest-growing independent mortgage lending companies in the country, has promoted Gemma Currier to vice president of national retail sales operations to oversee the company’s sales technology, sales training and development, retail administration and project management.

In her expanded role, Currier will direct 25 employees, managing product guidance for sales technology, retail meeting and event programs, training and development initiatives, retail onboarding processes and special projects to improve retail operations. She will also oversee the development of a new CRM, lead management and marketing automation platform that will be integrated with Guild’s proprietary sales systems. Currier reports to Barry Horn, executive vice president of national production. Continue reading “Guild Mortgage Promotes Bellevue's Gemma Currier to Vice President; Will Lead National Retail Sales Operations”

Kelvin Johnson Named Ashford University’s Outstanding Alum of the Month

Kelvin Johnson has been named Ashford University’s Outstanding Alum of the Month for June 2017. While working at a plant nursery, Kelvin realized he needed to pursue his education to further his career. Although he held a Kelvin Johnson Ashford Alumnibachelor of science in agriculture degree from Virginia State University, that degree did not fulfill Johnson. After speaking with an enrollment advisor from Ashford, Johnson enrolled in the master of business administration program and graduated from Ashford in 2014. Later that year, he accepted a supervisor position.

While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Johnson was never satisfied with the experience and had always felt he was attending school more so to please others rather than himself. Even after he graduated from Virginia State in 2003, Johnson was aware of the limitations of only having a bachelor’s degree and knew that one day he would like to further his education. Continue reading “Kelvin Johnson Named Ashford University’s Outstanding Alum of the Month”

Patriotic pups to walk or jog morning of 4 th of July in support of Seattle Humane in Bellevue

The Bellevue Downtown Association invites the community to the Bellevue Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk. While Independence Day is a time for fun and celebration, it is also a stressful time for pets due to loud noises and bright sights. This noncompetitive 4-kilometer jog will keep dogs active to ease them into the 4th of July and will help support local open-door animal shelter Seattle Humane in Bellevue.
“With a little planning and precaution, you can ensure that this holiday is enjoyable for everyone,” says Jenna Pringle, Marketing Communications Manager for Seattle Humane in Bellevue. Continue reading “Patriotic pups to walk or jog morning of 4 th of July in support of Seattle Humane in Bellevue”

Scot Chisholm, Classy CEO And Co-Founder, Named A Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO In 2017

Scot Chisholm Classy CEOClassy CEO and co-founder Scot Chisholm has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing the Highest Rated CEOs for 2017 in the U.S. SMB category.

Based in San Diego, California, Classy aims to accelerate social impact by providing world-class online fundraising tools that fuel modern nonprofits. Recognized by Fast Company as a Top Innovative Company in Social Good, Classy is trusted by thousands of organizations that are solving the world’s toughest problems.

Glassdoor released its annual report honoring the Highest Rated CEOs, which highlights top leaders employees love working for at Small & Medium Companies in the U.S. Continue reading “Scot Chisholm, Classy CEO And Co-Founder, Named A Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO In 2017”

Nomad Temporary Housing Achieves Highest Average Survey Scores in the 15th Annual 2017 Relocation Managers’ Survey

Nomad Temporary HousingTrippel Survey & Research, LLC conducted its fifteenth annual survey to obtain evaluations from corporate relocation managers regarding their level of satisfaction with temporary housing service providers.

For the second year in a row, Nomad Temporary Housing achieved the highest average survey score, rating higher than all other national and regional temporary housing brands. Nomad is also the only brand with all survey scores in the 8 – 10 range, on a scale of 1 – 10. In addition, Nomad has also scored at the top of the Trippel survey in Net Satisfaction for 2016 and 2015. Continue reading “Nomad Temporary Housing Achieves Highest Average Survey Scores in the 15th Annual 2017 Relocation Managers’ Survey”

Bellevue Resident Kyra Colleen Bruce Earns Scholarship from WWU

Western Washington University student Kyra Colleen Bruce has received the $1,000 Frank Varga Scholarship Fund for Visual Journalism for the 2017-2018 academic year.

            The Frank Varga Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Visual Journalism student.

            Bruce graduated from Sammamish High School in 2014. She is currently an undergrad student at Western in the Visual Journalism and Linguistic programs. Bruce will travel to Prague, Czech Republic to complete her undergraduate career, studying history.