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ABAC & G-PMC Celebrate Work Uniting Veterans To Take On ANAB-IAF Anti-American Practices

Rising business accreditation organization ABAC and quality experts G-PMC have been keeping a keen eye on the anti-American practices of international accreditation groups the ANAB and IAF. Daryl Guberman of G-PMC has been working to bring veterans on board to help expose this activity.

New York, NY, USA, September 21, 2018 — Broadly speaking, when it comes to being supportive of America and opposed to clear anti-Americanism it would be difficult to find a more passionate group of people than the veteran community. This gives a good explanation why Daryl Guberman, possible CT. Senatorial candidate and representative of both the accreditation organization the ABAC and the quality management system experts G-PMC, has reached out to veterans through YouTube and personal communication to help stand up against what he has exposed as clear anti-American bias in the accreditation organization the ANAB and the IAF. The response to his call has been very enthusiastic.

“I am passionate about America and about helping veterans whenever possible,” commented Guberman. “That could mean bringing them on board to work with us at G-PMC or other companies I have influence in, or in this case, helping raise awareness among veteran-owned or operated businesses that they may well be unintentionally supporting anti-American activities if they aren’t diligent who they use for their accreditation and certifications. There’s no sidestepping around the issue – both the ANAB and IAF have a long list, history, and present of activities and members that no patriot would want to even be indirectly associated with.”

Guberman has pointed out, giving extensive evidence, that the IAF, whose CEO is a Chinese national, and the ANAB, may even be breaking the law by doing business with countries who are under sanctions for sponsoring terrorism or human rights abuses. The list of countries associated with both reads like a modern rogues gallery with not just China, but Iran – who routinely call for the destruction of both America and Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, and numerous Arab nations, also known for high-level antisemitism being represented. Certainly nothing 99% of American veterans or other patriots would want to have their business, name, or reputation associated with.

In addition to his work educating business leaders and veterans of threats to America in the business world, Guberman has also worked on other campaigns against political corruption and cronyism which has led to the possibility of his running for US Senate representing his home state of Connecticut, as an independent, a position which he believes will allow him to do the best job possible for the American people unchained by the limitations of “party politics”.

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ABAC Headquarters (US)
41 Madison Avenue, 31st Floor,
Manhattan, New York, NY 10010-2202
+1 212-726-2320

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Guberman For U.S. Senate

Palo Alto’s Luxury All-Inclusive Hotel, Clement Palo Alto, has updated its Stanford Shopping Center Package With New Stores

The Clement Palo Alto All-Inclusive Luxury Hotel has updated its popular Stanford Shopping Center Package for guests with four luxury brands.

Palo Alto, CA, September 21, 2018 — The Clement Palo Alto All-Inclusive Luxury Hotel has updated its popular Stanford Shopping Center Package for guests with four luxury brands.

In addition to savings at the iconic Bloomingdale’s, The Clement has added another iconic store, Nordstrom, as well as Stella McCartney and Luisa Spagnoli to its shopping package.

Start your day with breakfast in bed or in our dining room and then head across the street to Stanford Shopping Center for these incredible offers. After all the shopping, return to the hotel for a relaxing soak in our rooftop whirlpool with champagne and enjoy dinner in the dining room.

These exclusive shopping trips includes:

>Enjoy champagne and treats at Stella McCartney during a personalized styling session. Contact Jacqualine Li for more details at

>Enjoy a 15%-off savings certificate at Bloomingdale’s when you present your room key at the b Helpful Desk on Level 1. (See certificate in-store for details and restrictions.) Contact John Kwak for details at

>Enjoy a complimentary beverage in the restaurant when you book your personal shopping appointment at Nordstrom. Contact Amy Kerr-Brown for more details at

>Enjoy personal shopping appointments and an exclusive gift with purchase when you make an appointment with Luisa Spagnoli. Contact Irene at

The Clement can also design these shopping experiences specifically to the hotel guest’s needs and desires.

To book a room and the shopping package, contact Joe Stafford, our Guest Experience Specialist, at, Monday through Friday or call (650) 322-7111.

About Stanford Shopping Center

Stanford Shopping Center is Northern California’s premier open-air shopping and dining destination, featuring Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Wilkes Bashford and more than 140 world-class specialty stores, ranging from luxury brands to local favorites. Enjoy an extraordinary mix of restaurants and cafes from Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, and The Melt, to Yucca de Lac and so many more. Shop the European Street Market for the freshest California produce and gourmet specialty foods. Breathtaking gardens, sculptures and fountains accent the garden environment that people come from all over the world to see.

Stanford Shopping Center truly is a one-of-a-kind experience. Whatever the season, it’s always magically in bloom! Experience the garden of everything. Stanford Shopping Center is located between El Camino Real and Sand Hill Rd. The Center situated in the heart of the Silicon Valley adjacent to the world-renowned Stanford University Campus. Stanford Shopping Center serves the nearby communities of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Woodside, and Atherton.

About The Clement Palo Alto

While unparalleled service is key to any great luxury hotel, The Clement Palo Alto takes its impeccable service to another level with an all-inclusive concept, including personalized concierge services, breakfast, lunch and dinner in an on-premise location of the guest’s choice.

All wine, beer and cocktails, in-room mini-refrigerator (stocked with the guest’s favorites), and fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock, are just a few of the amenities included in this all-inclusive experience.

In fact, The Clement Palo Alto is more than all-inclusive, it is all-exclusive, catering exclusively to the guest’s personal tastes and desires.

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.

The Clement Palo Alto Hotel

711 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, California 94301



Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Opens Exhibit Oct. 5, Exploring Its 135-Year History

A new exhibit at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will examine its own 135-year history when it opens Oct. 5, at the Pacific Grove institution.

Pacific Grove, CA, September 21, 2018 — A new exhibit at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will examine its own 135-year history when it opens Oct. 5, at the Pacific Grove institution.

The exhibit, “135 Years of Natural History,” will have an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018, in the Special Exhibits Gallery at the Museum.

This exhibit will explore the museum’s history from its beginnings in the Pacific Coast chapter of the Chautauqua Literary and Science Circle in 1879, through the several expansions and reorganizations of the 20th century and up to how the Museum is honoring its legacy through extensive outreach and education programs. The original Museum opened in 1883.

“This is a pretty exciting exhibit,” said Juan Govea, Director of Exhibits and Education. “The exhibit will take people from the 1880s until now, speaking to changes at the Museum, from building to expansion, through stories and by showing bits of our collections that coincide with their times. There’s a lot of variety and lots of areas where people can interact.”

Govea said the exhibit will feature items from the Museum’s extensive collections, models, art pieces, specimens, and vintage photographs. “It’s a journey from one era to the next in five major blocks,” he said.

When he was asked what he discovered about the Museum that surprised him, Govea said he was reminded of the prominent role women played and still play, in the history of the Museum. For example, of the original association, nine of the 12 members were women and Mary E. B. Norton was one of its first curators. Women continued to play a prominent role in the Museum’s progress over the year. The current executive director is also a woman, Jeanette Kihs.

History of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

The Chautauqua (shuh-TAH-kwuh) Literary and Scientific Circle established its Pacific Coast branch in Pacific Grove in 1879. A two-week Chautauqua assembly was held here every summer, featuring lessons, exhibits, lectures, picnics, and concerts. Over the years several members felt the need to have a storeroom and exhibition site to house collections of nature’s wonders and to make them available for study.

In 1883, a petition calling for a Museum building was signed by Professor H. B. Norton, Dr. J. H. Wyeth, Dr. C. L. Anderson, Miss Lucy M. Washburn, Miss Mary E. B. Norton, and Professor Josiah Keep. The petition was sent to F. S. Douty, secretary of the Pacific Improvement Company, a small wooden octagonal building on their land the Chautauqua Museum’s first home.

The original Chautauqua Museum in Pacific Grove was initiated at the second meetings of the Chautauqua Assembly in 1881, and the actual Museum was founded in 1883. The Museum was created to house collections of nature’s wonders and to make them available for study. In 1900 the Chautauqua Museum disbanded to form a more permanent organization as the Pacific Grove Museum Association. The Pacific Improvement Company donated the Museum’s current lot to the Association, and the Museum subsequently moved into a large building on its current site.

The Association maintained the Museum until 1916 when it was transferred to the City of Pacific Grove through a Charter election. The Museum remains city owned and is operated by a non-profit 501.c.3, The Museum Foundation of Pacific Grove. The Museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1972, the first such institution in Monterey County.

About The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has served as a hub of natural science on the Monterey Peninsula for 135 years, bringing together professional scientists, amateur naturalists and artists of the natural world throughout its history as it continues to do today.

The museum’s mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world. It envisions a community of curious minds, engaged in discovering the natural heritage and cultural legacy that exist today on the Central California Coast. The Museum is a catalyst for conservation and a valued learning resource in this region, facilitating active inquiry for all ages.

165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA, 93950

(831) 648-5716

Fax: (831) 648-5755

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Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

Lewis Builders of Carmel Wins Five Prestigious Design/Build Awards from Remodeling Industry Publications

Lewis Builders of Carmel, one of the premier design/builders in Monterey County, has won five design/build awards from remodeling industry publications, including a gold, two silvers, a bronze and a Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence.

Carmel, CA, September 19, 2018 — Lewis Builders of Carmel, one of the premier design/builders in Monterey County, has won five design/build awards from remodeling industry publications, including a gold, two silvers, a bronze and a Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence.

The awards include:

>2018 Gold Award Winner, Professional Remodeler Magazine, Whole-House over $750,000. This flip of a 1960s home resulted in a “Sold” sign after only 10 days on the market, thanks to the complete floorplan makeover and design updates that take advantage of the beautiful ocean views and natural light. The ocean views accessible from the side of the house were maximized by three corner windows (in the kitchen and two master bedrooms) and three extra large patio doors. Five oversize skylights allowed natural light to fill the spaces not overlooking the water.

Professional Remodeler’s Design Awards recognize outstanding remodeling projects in 23 categories. Entries submitted by U.S. residential remodeling companies are judged on quality, design expertise, material choices, problem solving and creativity. Award winners are determined by a panel of 10 expert judges from the remodeling industry.


>2018 Master Design Awards, Silver Award Winner from Qualified Remodeler Magazine • Outdoor Living. The 40th annual Master Design Awards highlight innovative design solutions that helped to produce exceptional remodeling projects.


>2018 Master Design Awards, Silver Award Winner, Qualified Remodeler Magazine • Universal Design. The 40th annual Master Design Awards highlight innovative design solutions that helped to produce exceptional remodeling projects.


>2018 Bronze Award Winner from Professional Remodeler Magazine, Outdoor Living over $100,000. The award was for an addition or significant remodel that extends living space into the outdoors. Projects may include landscaping, covered or uncovered patios, outdoor kitchens; etc.


>2018 Regional Outdoor Living over $75,000 at the 2018 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The Chrysalis Awards program, begun in 1994, recognizes the nation’s best work in 15 general categories of residential and commercial remodeling. The Chrysalis Awards are open to any professional remodeler and design professional in the United States.


About Lewis Builders

Lewis Builders is an award-winning design/build firm that can make your dream home a reality. Located in Carmel, CA, we create beautifully designed homes specifically tailored to complement your lifestyle and increase your home’s value.

At Lewis Builders we believe in approaching design/build projects with honesty, integrity, and transparency by doing what we say we will do. We are committed to constant innovation, so that we can provide our customers with state-of-the-art products, exceptional service and distinctive designs.

Lewis Builders

3706 The Barnyard

Suite G-11

Carmel, CA 93923



Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

Fulham Exec to Address International LED professional Symposium on Safety, Security, and Connected Emergency Lighting

Fulham’s Jeremy Ludyjan, LC, to speak on need to verify emergency lighting readiness and new technologies to enable connected lighting management.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — At LpS 2018, the eighth International LED professional Symposium being held in Bregenz, Austria, September 25-27, Jeremy Ludyjan, LC, Senior Director, Field Marketing for Fulham Co., Inc., will present a session entitled, “Connected Emergency Lighting – Safety and Security in Controls and Emergency Lighting.” Ludyjan’s presentation will explore changes in emergency lighting safety standards and maintenance and the role of new IoT-enabled LEDs in emergency lighting diagnostics as part of building automation.

There was a time when building managers could walk to an emergency fixture, press a button, and see the status of an emergency light. With more buildings being retrofitted with cost-effective LED lighting, there is now an opportunity to upgrade emergency lighting, combine emergency and conventional LED luminaires, and create a larger connected ecosystem that provides streamlined light tests and automatic reports. Using sensors built into emergency lighting and connected using wired or wireless controls, scheduled diagnostic and real-time reports reveal more about emergency lighting operation, such as battery health, temperature, power consumption, and overall luminaire readiness.

“Emergency lighting maintenance is a key factor in building safety but it is often overlooked,” said Ludyjan. “Incidents have happened in numerous worldwide locations, including Europe, where faulty emergency lighting likely increased the causalities. Adding connectivity and intelligence to emergency lighting systems is a simple way to go beyond safety code compliance and integrate emergency lighting controls into a larger smart building ecosystem.”

Adding shared sensors to connected emergency lighting systems adds another layer of building intelligence. For example, sensors can monitor heat to identify the location of a fire, determine occupancy to locate people trapped in an emergency, or even use audio sensors to detect an active shooter or terrorist threat. Intelligence from sensors also can be used to illuminate safe exit routes, directing occupants away from a fire or the source of an emergency.

Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has been actively research and developing new ways to integrate LED luminaires into smart building infrastructures. The company has recently demonstrated LED luminaires that can be networked using Bluetooth mesh or Power over Ethernet.

Fulham offers a full line of LED emergency lighting systems, including exit signs, emergency lighting retrofit kits, and combination LED luminaires and emergency drivers. For more information, visit

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, lighting controls, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Europe, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252


Local Craft Brewers Monterey Bay Brewing and Carmel Valley Brewing Find a New Home in The Barnyard in Carmel with the Opening of a Brewpub in early September

After many years of conducting wholesale businesses locally owned and operated, Monterey Bay Brewing and Carmel Valley Brewing Company, have found a home of their own.

Carmel, CA, September 19, 2018 — After many years of conducting wholesale businesses locally owned and operated, Monterey Bay Brewing and Carmel Valley Brewing Company, have found a home of their own.

Before opening the new facility, which has been rebranded as Carmel Craft Brewing Company, Monterey Bay Brewing and Carmel Valley Brewing’s beers were only available at local restaurants, bars and stores.

According to CEO and Co-founder, Mark Fitch, the new brewpub is about 600 square feet, about the size of a small wine-tasting room that will seat 20. The rear portion of the facility will hold a brew house, so craft brews will be able to be made on-site. Plans are quickly in the making to expand into a larger space next door and a patio which will allow them to significantly expand the brew house and their seating.

“We’re really looking forward to it, it’s been a long time in the making,” said Fitch, who co-founded MBBC with Scott Coming in 2012. “We’ve received huge support from the Barnyard, too.”

Fitch said the new pub will start by offering 6-7 beers, beginning with the flagship Mad Otter Ale, plus a few styles from Carmel Valley Brewing Co. These will include Carmel Valley Brewing Co.’s Blonde and their IPA.

Fitch looks to add an American-style Wheat IPA, a Porter and a Cream Ale from MBBC. There will also eventually be guest taps from other local brewers, wines on tap and even kombucha on tap.

Carmel Craft Brewing Company’s offerings will start with fairly classic styles, most of them on the “lighter end of the spectrum.”

“We want to do what people like to drink,” says Fitch about the initial brewpub selections. “We want them to be able to drink what they already like.”

Carmel Craft Brewing Company will not offer food right off the bat, but Fitch hopes that patrons will take advantage of the many eateries in The Barnyard, including their next-door neighbor Allegro Gourmet Pizzaria, Flanagan’s just upstairs from them, plus Sur, From Scratch, Erik’s Deli Café, Lugano Swiss Bistro, Lafayette Bakery, Aabha Indian Cuisine, and The Noodle Palace. Eventually Fitch said he would like to offer a small pub menu, especially once they expand the brewpub.

A grand opening is planned for later this year.

About Monterey Bay Brewing Company

Monterey Bay Brewing Company began at the Mammoth Mountain Blues and Brews festival. Accountant Mark Fitch camped and went to the two-day event and experienced how everyone was going mad over craft beer. Realtor Scott Coming and Mark went the next year as well and this is when they knew they wanted to bring this kind of energy and excitement for craft beer to Monterey. Scott and Mark started to homebrew out of their kitchens and it was one early evening on the golf course that the name Mad Otter Ale sprang into Mark’s head and from that point on they knew they had something special.

About Carmel Valley Brewing Company

Established in 2007 by Dean Hatfield and Karolyn Stone, Carmel Valley Brewing is a tiny craft brewery on a ranch nestled in the hills of Carmel Valley near The Village. Since its beginning, each of the 3 styles produced has been brewed and bottled on premises using purified ranch water, and almost all wastewater is used to irrigate the 20+ fruit trees in the ranch orchard. Spent grain is composted on-site. All styles are produced under temperature controlled conditions and tightly filtered for long-lived flavor in bottle or keg.

Carmel Craft Brewing Company

3777 The Barnyard

Carmel, CA 93923

Mark Fitch:(831) 776-3379

Mark Fitch:


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

Big Sur Foragers Festival Dates Announced: January 17-20, 2019

Foragers Festival Fungus Face Off to be Held at Big Sur River Inn Saturday, January 19, 2019

Big Sur, CA, September 18, 2018 – The historic Big Sur River Inn serves as the host and backdrop of one of the Big Sur Foragers Festival’s most popular events, the “Fungus Face-Off,” set for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

The Face-Off at the River Inn, set under the oaks overlooking the Big Sur River, features celebrated local chefs competing for the best foraged dish, and will include food tastings, fine wines, craft beers, raffles, a silent auction and more.

This event sells out early, and tickets will be on sale at

The River Inn has a significant presence in Big Sur history and lore. The inn’s history goes back to 1888, when Jay Pheneger acquired a 160-acre parcel from the federal government and gave his name to the creek that bounds the River Inn on the south.

Homesteaders Barbara and Michael Pfeiffer bought the property, and in 1926, Michael, and Barbra’s son John took over the land on which the Big Sur River Inn now stands. The inn was opened in 1934 by his daughter Ellen Brown. She opened her living and dining rooms to the public and began serving hot apple pie, which is still served today and gave the place its first name, Apple Pie Inn. Lodging units were built and Big Sur’s first resort was established.

In 1943, Ellen’s sister, Esther Pfeiffer Ewoldson and her husband, Hans, took over the operation. Esther replaced her mother as Big Sur Postmaster and the Post Office was moved to the River Inn, situated where the front office of the motel is now.

With a lot of help, Hans built the General Store and lodging units 10 through 15. He rebuilt the dining room and “fixed it up fancy.”

The Pfeiffer and the Ewoldson families started a tradition at the Big Sur River Inn of fine food, excellent service, and warm hospitality. In 1988, the Perlmutter family, along with a small group of close friends, formed a partnership to carry on that tradition.

This year, the Big Sur River Inn extends its tradition of hospitality to host the Big Sur Foragers Festival.

The Foragers Festival has traditionally served as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community’s non-profit health center will receive the proceeds from the foraging events to continue to support the presence of local health care services in the Big Sur area.

The four-day festival affords Big Sur area restaurants the opportunity to host the culinary expertise of notable chefs, who will be preparing unique fare ranging from rustic to elegant, paired alongside the central coast region’s amazing selection of wine and beer.

In addition to the Fungus Face-Off, events will include:

>A Thursday Night Fundraiser at Lugano’s Swiss Bistro. Details to come.

>Friday night winemaker’s dinners as locations around Monterey County include Il Grillo in Carmel-by-the-Sea

>Saturday Foraging walk led by local experts. “Wild Mushroom Walks and Talk” led by Steve Copeland of Big Sur Guides and his team of expert mushroom foragers.

>Sunday we are finalizing several brunch fundraisers around Monterey County.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon. For event details and venue information, visit


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

Stunning Carmel Valley Estate Boasts Panoramic Views, 5,500 Square Feet, Pool, Guest House

Perched high above Carmel Valley in the exclusive Oak Meadow community, this estate at 8 Oak Meadow Lane boasts panoramic views of the valley and beyond, 5,500 square feet of space, four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a guest house.

Carmel, CA, September 18, 2018 — Perched high above Carmel Valley in the exclusive Oak Meadow community, this estate at 8 Oak Meadow Lane boasts panoramic views of the valley and beyond, 5,500 square feet of space, four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a guest house.

This single-level home is secluded yet very accessible, and is equipped with a fabulous kitchen, spacious dining room, library, spa/hot tub, in-ground pool, deck/patio, gardens and a three-car garage.

Due to its terraced landscaping and gardens as well as its modern clean lines and abundant windows, this estate has more depth and dimension than similarly sized properties. It also boasts of a secluded patio with firepit and overstuffed chairs to relax in.

Asking price is $3,495,000 and is represented by Doug and Lisa Steiny of Sotheby’s International Realty.

The property features:


Air conditioning

Granite countertops

Guest suite

Hardwood flooring

Hi-speed Internet-ready

Home office


Security system

Spa/hot tub

Washer/dryer in unit


Deck / patio


Guest house

In-ground pool

On-site parking

3 Car Garage

Building amenities:



To view a video of the property, take a virtual tour, see images and the floor plan, go to

If interested in the property, contact Doug and Lisa Steiny at (831) 277-2070 or by email at

About Doug and Lisa Steiny

As a fifth generation Californian and life long resident of Monterey Peninsula, Doug has been fortunate to live and work in an area which offers the highest quality of living in the world. As a licensed Realtor for over 30 years, Doug has experienced and has been involved in the growth of the Monterey Peninsula. His single mindedness in providing exemplary customer service has helped grow his business to more than $500 million in sales. Over 90% of Doug’s business is generated from direct referrals from previous clients, friends and family who recognize the benefit in utilizing his expertise in Real Estate and knowledge of the area. Doug has consistently been a Top Producer since 1990 with notable clients, including several presidents of Fortune 500 companies.

After 30 years as a top producer in the title and escrow business, Lisa joined her husband, Doug Steiny. Lisa relocated to Carmel with her parents when her father retired from the Air Force. Being from Southern California, the draw to the smaller community of Carmel was an enticing place to raise their family. Lisa prides herself in her service-oriented approach to helping clients. She is extremely detailed and brings to the team the ability to provide the best service possible. With 15 years of management experience, Lisa offers incomparable knowledge and skills to Doug’s team.

Doug and Lisa Steiny

Tel: (831) 277-2070


Sotheby’s International Realty

Carmel Rancho Brokerage

3775 Via Nona Marie Ste 100

Carmel, CA 93923


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

Ciel & Terre Delivers First California Public Floating Solar System for Lake County Special Districts – Kelseyville County Waterworks, Dist. #3

International Innovator in “Floatovoltaic” Technology Enables 252kW Clean Energy Project by Floating 720 Solar Panels on Kelseyville Wastewater Treatment Pond.

Kelseyville, CA, USA — Ciel & Terre USA (, innovators in floating solar power systems, today announced completion of a new 252 kW floating photovoltaic power system for the Lake County Special Districts on behalf of Kelseyville County Waterworks Dist. #3 in partnership with local contractor North Coast Solar. Financed by a municipal lease, the Ciel & Terre® Hydrelio solar power system is being floated on a man-made wastewater treatment pond in Kelseyville and is expected to produce up to 1,650 kWh in its first year.

This is the first public floating solar power system installed in California. The installation itself consists of 720 floating solar panels mounted together and delivering electrical power safely to shore using solar optimizers provided by SolarEdge to maximize inverter output. The municipal lease for the installation gives the county positive cash flow starting the first year, so no cash investment was required to pay for the system. Once the Kelseyville solar installation proves successful, the Lake County Special District is considering installing additional floating solar power systems around the county.

“We are excited to be able to take advantage of clean energy using Ciel & Terre’s floating solar systems,” said Jan Coppinger, Special Districts Administrator for Lake County. “We didn’t have available land or rooftop space suitable for this project, but our wastewater treatment pond had enough surface area to accommodate a sizable solar system. Floating is a great way to control algae growth in the pond at the same time we generate virtually free energy. All costs to provide utilities continue to increase, which forces Special Districts to seek out and implement any means possible to reduce future costs. This floating solar system will result in significant savings in future years.”

Floating solar is an ideal solution for any utility district since it generates clean energy at the same time it provides other water conservation benefits. Floating a solar array on man-made bodies of water improves energy production by keeping the solar system cooler. At the same time it reduces evaporation, controls algae growth, and reduces water movement to minimize bank erosion. It also makes optimal use of pond surfaces, providing clean solar energy without committing expensive real estate or requiring rooftop installations.

“Municipal water districts, wineries, farms, and others want to adopt solar but they don’t want to commit land that could be used for other purposes,” said Eva Pauly-Bowles, Representative Director for Ciel & Terre USA, Inc. “Installing floating solar systems gives them ready access to green energy while helping them manage their water resources. We expect we will see more demand for floating solar systems, especially in light of California’s commitment to produce only carbon-free electricity by 2045.”

The Kelseyville project is only one of four floating solar power installations being completed this summer using the patented Ciel & Terre® Hydrelio system in Q3 2018 delivering 5.3 MW.

About Ciel & Terre
Established in 2006 as a renewable Independent Power Producer (IPP), Ciel & Terre has been fully devoted to floating solar PV since 2011. The French company pioneered Hydrelio®, the first specific and industrialized system to make solar panels float on water, with criteria such as cost-effectiveness, safety, longevity, resistance to winds and waves, simplicity, drinking water compliance, and optimized electrical yield.

Ciel & Terre has floating solar installations in Japan, Korea, China, UK, France, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Taiwan as well as the United States. The company has its United States headquarters in Petaluma, California.

For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing

CJ Warren Salon & Spa joins The Shop Local Network as a Shop Local Mission Partner

CJ Warren Salon & Spa located at 754 N Main St in Crown Point, Indiana is one of Northwest Indiana’s premiere salons.

Crown Point, Indiana, September 16, 2018 – CJ Warren Salon & Spa located at 754 N Main St in Crown Point, Indiana is one of Northwest Indiana’s premiere salons. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network said, “When you walk through the doors at CJ Warren, you instantly see that they are different. Their attention to customer care is something you rarely find anymore.”

Looking and feeling your best shouldn’t be something you treat yourself to; it should be a way of life. Since CJ Warren opened in 2008, that philosophy has been at the core of everything they do. CJ Warren has built a culture of commitment to providing excellent, friendly, and professional service while preserving a relaxed and fun atmosphere. They offer a full array of hair, body, skin, and nail services from the best stylists and spa technicians in Northwest Indiana. They are confident that CJ Warren won’t just be your favorite salon and spa, it will be one of your favorite places to be.

To give real service you must add something that cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. The staff at CJ Warren has just that. The owner has over 20 years’ experience and expects a level of professionalism from her staff that she has always provided to her clients. They have fun and make their clients feel amazing.

Nicole S. stated, ” Looking for a talented AND genuine-lovely staff? This is it! From the front desk to the shampoo bowl, this team creates a beautiful style, color, and an atmosphere I loved.” There are so many other testimonials just like this one. All you have to do is check out their reviews to know that their clients love them.

If you are ready to experience the CJ Warren difference, give them a call or visit their website for more information.

(219) 662-2204


Nick Bello

The Shop Local Network

LaPorte, Indiana