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Free Live Entertainment Abounds at the 2018 Monterey County Fair, Coming Aug. 30-Sept. 3, in Monterey

Fairgoers will be able to enjoy a whole host of free live entertainment during the Monterey County Fair, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Monterey, CA, July 18, 2018 — Fairgoers will be able to enjoy a whole host of free live entertainment during the Monterey County Fair, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

This year’s theme is “Shake Your Tail Feathers,” and fairgoers will be able to do that with rock, funk rock, country, R&B, pop, magic, juggling and hypnosis acts, pig racing, rodeo, and much more, all free with a paid entry to the fair.

In addition to the headlining artists on the Main Stage — chart-topping funk rock group War, on Thursday, August 30, George Strait Tribute on Friday, August 31, Journey Revisited at on Saturday, September 1 — Reno country band Left of Centre will play daily in the Turf Club and electric violinist and singer Razzvio performs at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. daily on the Island Stage.

Also performing daily on the grounds during the fair will be Stilt Circus, Chicken Man, Godfrey the Magician and Down on the Farm (in the King City Room); All Alaskan Racing Pigs and live wood-carving demonstrations daily in the Oak Tree Ring; Circus Imagination and pony rides in the Children’s Area; juggler Something Ridiculous on the Community Stage; and the Flying U Rodeo and the Flying Cowboyz (separate admission charge) at 6 p.m. August 31 and September 1, and 3 and 6 p.m. September 2, in the Pattee Arena.

Admission to the fair is $10 for adults ages 13-61, $8 in advance, and $8 online, plus $1 fee; seniors 62 and older, $9, $8 advance, and $8 online, plus $1; children $6, $4 advance, $4 online, plus $1 fee; children 5 and under free.

Carnival wristbands are $35, $25 in advance, and $25 online, plus $1 fee. Wristbands are available every day this year and all military and law enforcement receive a $5 discount every day. This is a coupon that can be exchanged for a free popcorn, 2 for 1, free prize and a carnival wristband.

Fun Pack tickets will be sold at Sand City and Salinas Costco stores from July 25- August 29 and include two admission tickets, two carnival coupons, and multiple food coupons for $44.99.

Rodeo Admission is $5 per seat, per performance and on sale on the admit one ticket page. This price is a pre-sale price and good until August 29. After that, tickets are $10 each.

Sunday Rodeo Family Pack includes two adult fair admission, two children fair admission and four rodeo tickets. These packs are only good for one rodeo performance on Sunday. Presale: $35 Gate Pricing: $50

Discount fair and carnival tickets are available at the Fairground’s Administrative Office or at www.MontereyCountyFair.com.

Fair Hours:

Thursday-Sunday: 12 to 11 p.m.

Monday: 12 to 10 p.m.

Left of Centre

August 30- September 2

Two daily shows in the Hunt Club

Left of Centre is based in Reno, Nevada. They are the official house band at Toby Keith’s (I Love This Bar and Grill in Las Vegas). This band does it all, from Brad Paisley to Bob Marley to Metallica with true conviction. They believe there are only two types of music, good and bad. They have been voted Entertainer of the Year, Musicians of the Year, Best Album and Best Band in multiple states and have shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, Sammy Hagar, Clay Walker, Lee Ann Rimes, Maroon 5, Joan Jett, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Cinderella, Jarrod Nienamm, Lee Brice, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, Jake Owen, the list goes on and on.

Razzvio

Razzvio is an electric violinist and singer who reinvents familiar pop and rock arrangements from an entirely different angle. Through live looping, she blends powerhouse vocals with her unique violin designed to build songs with the sophistication of a string quartet. Razzvio’s all new brand of interactive electric string pop will make you rethink the electric violin and is a perfect complement to any outdoor event.

Flying U Rodeo & the Flying Cowboyz

Not your Grandfather’s Rodeo. Get the thrills of the most extreme rodeo events at a Flying U Extreme Rodeo. Featuring fan-favorite events such as bull riding and bull fighting with the added flair of new events — bull poker, ring of fire, toro teeter totter and FMX. The contestants are just as wild as the rowdy section of the rodeo crowd and leave fans screaming for more.

August 31 – September 2, 2018

Friday & Saturday at 6 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)

Sunday at 3 & 6 p.m. (Gates open at 2 & 5 p.m.)

About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.com for more information.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereycountyfair.com

Fulham and EnOcean Collaborate to Add Self-Powered Easyfit Switches to Bluetooth LED Lighting Ecosystem

Joint Effort Results in Use of Bluetooth Mesh to Connect Self-powered Wireless BLE Switches with New Family of Wirelessly Controlled LED Drivers.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, and EnOcean, a world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, today announced a new initiative to add EnOcean’s self-powered, wireless Easyfit switches to Fulham’s new Bluetooth mesh lighting control ecosystem.

Fulham recently demonstrated the first of a new family of Bluetooth® mesh-enabled, wireless LED products at Lightfair 2018. The new wireless LED products include a 40W constant current driver with an intelligent wireless control dongle, and a Bluetooth bridge that can adapt any 0-10V LED luminaire to support Bluetooth mesh. Fulham’s new Bluetooth mesh LED products are SIG-qualified, support bidirectional communications, and support for third-party Bluetooth products.

Self-powered wireless wall switches for Bluetooth lighting control systems from EnOcean enable the development of maintenance-free, ready-to-use LED lighting applications. The self-powered Easyfit switches are already deployed in hundreds of thousands of projects worldwide, making LED lighting solutions more energy-efficient, more flexible, and lower in cost.

What makes Easyfit switches special is that they use the energy harvesting principle, in which energy is obtained from the surroundings to supply self-powered wireless sensor networks. The modules are based on miniaturized energy converters that convert motion, light or temperature differences into electrical energy. Therefore, wireless Easyfit switches are maintenance-free due to no batteries, freely positionable and allow flexible control as well as intuitive usage.

“This agreement with EnOcean demonstrates the power of vendor cooperation,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “Switches are an essential part of any lighting system and with this announcements, our customers now have self-powered, plug-and-play Bluetooth switches that can be installed anywhere, without additional wiring or batteries. As wireless lighting technology continues to evolve we will see more demand for flexible and maintenance-free products like EnOcean’s Easyfit switch.”

“Although today’s mobile electronic devices are incredible tools for controlling lighting, the switch is still the most natural and intuitive interface between lighting and users. Therefore, our self-powered Easyfit switches combined with Fulham’s Bluetooth products enables innovative wireless LED lighting solutions. These are easy to install, maintenance-free applications for modern lighting control based on our proven energy harvesting technology,” said Troy Davis, Sales Director, EnOcean Inc.

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, 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 Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

About EnOcean
EnOcean GmbH is the developer of the patented energy harvesting wireless technology marketed under the brand names Dolphin and Easyfit. Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, the company produces and markets maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for batteryless applications in the Internet of Things, which are used for building and industrial automation, smart homes, LED lighting control and outdoor environmental monitoring. The EnOcean products are based on miniaturized energy converters, energy-efficient electronics and reliable wireless technology for open wireless standards like EnOcean, Zigbee and Bluetooth®. Leading product manufacturers have been relying on EnOcean wireless modules for their system solutions for the past 15 years and have installed the products in several hundreds of thousands of buildings around the world.

About Easyfit by EnOcean
Easyfit is a brand of EnOcean GmbH, the developer of the patented energy harvesting wireless technology. Easyfit products are self-powered switches and sensors that use wireless standards such as EnOcean and Bluetooth to make LED lighting solutions more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost. The Easyfit products are based on miniaturized energy converters, ultra-low power electronics and robust radio technology in open standards. For more information, please visit http://www.easyfit-controls.com.

Press Contacts:
Gina Klute
EnOcean GmbH
+49.89.67 34 689-76
gina.klute@enocean.com

Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
+1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

Artificial Intelligence Keynote Speaker Edgar Perez Hails UK Steps to Best US and China on Tech Race

Throughout history, there have been moments when the progress of technology has taken great steps forward, when a combination of the right tools, a capacity for innovation, and sparks of ingenuity lead to breakthroughs that transform how we live our lives. Executives in Kuala Lumpur, London, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Mexico City and Hong Kong will acquire a comprehensive understanding of these technology trends and how they will impact business and society with Artificial Intelligence author and keynote speaker Edgar Perez.

New York City, NY, USA — How we produce and process information is critical to innovation, and our methods of recording and communicating information have themselves undergone great leaps. At the same time, tools for processing and making sense of large quantities of data have developed exponentially, with Artificial Intelligence (AI) representing the latest leap. In the same way that Gutenberg’s press ushered in a new era of growth, data-driven technologies such as AI will underpin our future prosperity.

The huge global opportunity AI presents is why the UK government identified AI and data as one of their Grand Challenges, in which the country could lead the world for years to come. The recently-announced Sector Deal is the first commitment from government and industry to realize this technology’s potential, outlining a package of up to £1 billion of support for the sector.

The Sector Deal sets out actions to promote the adoption and use of AI in the UK, and delivers on the recommendations of the independent AI review, ‘Growing the AI industry in the UK’, led by Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme Pesenti1 (currently at Facebook). Their review engaged widely with businesses, academia, investors and other stakeholders on ways to boost the UK’s emerging AI sector at home and across the world. It sets out proposals to improve the institutions that support AI in the United Kingdom, to build a skilled workforce, and to stimulate access to data, collectively the lifeblood of any AI business.

If there are critical areas in technology today that will greatly impact businesses for years to come, these are Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing. If there are examples of countries rising to the AI challenge, the UK effort tops the list of geographies announcing a nationwide proposal to lead the industry globally, says renowned AI instructor Edgar Perez (http://www.mredgarperez.com), presenter of programs in these subjects in Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, London, Mexico City and Hong Kong:

1. Deep Learning / Artificial Intelligence Workshop:

• Mumbai (July 19-20)
• Abu Dhabi (July 24-25)
• Hong Kong (August 15-16)
• Mexico City (August 22-23)

2. Quantum Computing Workshop:

• Abu Dhabi (July 26-27)
• London (August 6-7)
• Singapore (August 10-11)
• Hong Kong (August 17-18)
• Mexico City (August 24-25)

These programs go beyond technology, incorporating both short and long-term business impact; these courses allow participants to immediately capture the relevance and potential of these cutting-edge developments for their organizations.

The Deep Learning / Artificial Intelligence Workshop for Today’s Strategic Leaders focuses on practical applications of artificial intelligence for businesses using TensorFlow, the most widely-used deep learning framework from Google. Deep learning is already impacting every part of business today; in fact, PwC has warned that automation could replace 38% of all American jobs by 2030. Deep learning will continue to be a rich source of insights from ever-growing data sets being evaluated by powerful algorithms, enabling companies to make better decisions.

The Quantum Computing Workshop for Today’s Strategic Leaders will show CEOs how to learn to harness the opportunities unveiled by Quantum Computing, how to identify challenges and how to prepare their organizations for what the future holds. Powerful quantum computers will model all 19,000+ proteins in the human genome and simulate how new drugs can cure everything from the common cold to cancer.

ABOUT GLDNACADEMY
GLDNAcademy offers seminars in dozens of industries and functional areas. Each and all of these programs incorporate the following:

• Pre-program questionnaires that provide key information that permeates our offerings
• World-class faculty with access to the top echelons of the world’s most innovative organizations
• Relevant programs offered in the top business capitals of the world
• State-of-the-art workshops that incorporate hundreds of hours delivering the best
• Thousands of satisfied attendees from all over the world

GLDNAcademy invites CEOs, board members, managers, leaders and professionals to expand their horizons:

• To become part of the most engaging professional network of leaders in the world
• To meet fellow leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, managers, investors and regulators looking for the industry insights that will move the needle in their organizations
• To engage with an experienced faculty that exhibits the deepest knowledge across the most practical and challenging matters that really matter for businesses today

Invitations to these cutting-edge programs can be requested by email at mjp@gldnacademy.xyz.

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR EDGAR PEREZ
Edgar Perez is a great business speaker, a confident communicator and a world class motivator. Global executives have come to appreciate his wide-ranging insights on how they can better position their organizations for success through strong leadership and a comprehensive approach that links business strategy and disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence and deep learning, quantum computing and cyber security. A published author, keynote speaker and business consultant for private equity and hedge funds, he is Council Member at the Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global Advisors and Internal Consulting Group.

Mr. Perez is author of The AI Breakthrough, How Artificial Intelligence is Advancing Deep Learning and Revolutionizing Your World (2018), Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), and The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), Published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012).

Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Cyber Security World Conference (New York), Inside Market Data (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit (Warsaw), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference (Naples Beach, FL), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), TradeTech Asia (Singapore) and FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul). In addition, Mr. Perez has presented to the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) and Hult International Business School (Shanghai), among other public and private institutions.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN’s Quest Means Business, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow, Street Signs and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Petersburg – Channel 5, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been featured on Sohu, News.Sina.com, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CBNweek.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, International Finance News, Finance.QQ.com, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez has addressed thousands of top executives around the world through keynote speeches and corporate training programs on quantum computing, artificial intelligence, deep learning, cybersecurity and financial trading. He has presented in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Miami, Naples, New York, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Taipei and Warsaw, among other global capitals. He contributes to The New York Times and China’s Sina Finance.

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. He managed Operations and Technology for Peruval Finance. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York, majoring in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer and resides in the New York City area with wife Olga, son Edgar Felipe and daughters Svetlana Sofia and Mary Olympia.

Media Contact:
Melania Pulitzer
Managing Director
GLDNAcademy.com
+1-414-FORUMS0
mjp@gldnacademy.com

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Renovated Capitola Goodwill Store Will Host Grand Reopening on Aug. 22

After completion of a major renovation project, the Capitola Goodwill store will celebrate its grand reopening on Aug. 22.

Capitola, CA, July 11, 2018 — After completion of a major renovation project, the Capitola Goodwill store will celebrate its grand reopening on Aug. 22.

The store at 1550 41st Avenue in Capitola will host city officials, Goodwill board members and staff for a reopening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and will open to the public at 9 a.m.

The store has expanded into an adjacent space, growing from 11,500 square feet to 17,500 square feet, expanding and improving its donation processing area and retail sales floor. The expansion also allows Goodwill to add six more full-time employees to its current 24 employees.

“This investment renews our very strong commitment to Santa Cruz County,” said Ed Durkee, President and CEO. “Once completed, we will have remodeled, moved or renovated all four retail stores in Santa Cruz County in less than 24 months.”

Goodwill’s Santa Cruz store at 204 Union St. is also getting a new look and is scheduled for completion about the same time as the Capitola store.

“Our commitment and continued presence in these communities is unwavering and we look forward to many more decades of community support and providing jobs to people with barriers to employment,” said Durkee.

Jim Burke, Vice President of Retail and Operations, said that donations to Goodwill and shoppers to the store have seen an uptick in recent years, which the expansion will be able to accommodate.

“We’ve enlarged the donation area by three times, so logistically, we’ll be able to handle all the donations the store gets,” said Burke.

The expansion also benefits Goodwill’s mission to help people train for and get jobs in the community.

Goodwill Central Coast continues its investments in Santa Cruz County and creates more jobs,” said Durkee. “Goodwill is creating more jobs and training opportunities through additional investment in our Retail Training Centers in Capitola and Downtown Santa Cruz.”

The opening takes place just prior to Be Kind to Humankind Week, an annual celebration of kindness that is recognized globally from Aug. 25-31 every year. The week is a time for everyone to reflect on what we can all do in order to make this world a better place.

About Goodwill Central Coast

Goodwill Central Coast, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, began in 1928 in the city of Santa Cruz and today has expanded into three counties: Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo. Goodwill Central Coast now employs over 600 people, including employment training professionals, sales personnel, donation center attendants, warehouse and distribution workers, and administrators. Its programs strengthen communities by improving job growth, the lives of individuals and families, and the health of our environment. Each year Goodwill assists more than 10,000 job seekers get back to work and reclaim financial and personal independence. Goodwill provides a positive learning environment that creates brighter futures through connecting people to meaningful work.

Capitola Goodwill

Donation Center and Store

1550 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA

(831) 462-1300

https://www.ccgoodwill.org

Store hours:

9 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday–Saturday

10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

https://www.ccgoodwill.org

2018 Monterey County Fair, Coming Aug. 30-Sept. 3, in Monterey, Announces Special Admission Days During Run of Fair

Seniors, active duty military, veterans, college students, and children all get their special days at the Monterey County Fair, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Monterey, CA, July 11, 2018 — Seniors, active duty military, veterans, college students, and children all get their special days at the Monterey County Fair, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Special days at the fair includes:

Seniors’ Day

Thursday, August 30

62 and better, free from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The fair opens at 11 a.m. (one hour earlier) on Seniors Day for seniors only. A Seniors Faire will be held in the Seaside Room from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. College students will pay only $5 after 5 p.m.

Military and Veteran’s Appreciation Day

Friday, August 31

Military, veterans and their dependents admitted free with valid ID. A Veterans Connect Faire will be held in the Seaside Room from noon to 3 p.m.

Junior Livestock Auction

10 a.m. Saturday, September 1

Fiesta Day

Sunday, September 2

Kids Day

Monday, September 3

Kids under 12 admitted free all day

Fair Hours:

Thursday-Sunday: 12 to 11 p.m.

Monday: 12 to 10 p.m.

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is located at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey.

About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.com for more information.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereycountyfair.com

The Shop Local Network is proud to announce Theo’s Steakhouse in Highland, Indiana as a new Shop Local Mission Partner

Theo’s Steakhouse, the #1 steakhouse in Northwest Indiana, is located at 9144 Indianapolis Boulevard in Highland, IN.

Highland, IN, July 05, 2018 – Theo’s Steakhouse, the #1 steakhouse in Northwest Indiana, is located at 9144 Indianapolis Boulevard in Highland, IN. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network states, “Theo’s has the entire package. Great atmosphere, incredible food and a great staff. It is a must for date night!”

Theo’s sets the standard of fine dining excellence. A classic steakhouse.A stylish, lively atmosphere.Cordially friendly. We like to think of Theo’s as your own special place. A place where you can celebrate with friends, family and associates. They take a lot of pride in the best cuts of meat and the finest seafood available. Theo’s has been in business for 11 years now and has become a respectable establishment. They also provide catering and you can have a banquet there. Their catering is designed to reflect your personal style.

“The steaks are always outstanding and I have no complaints about their service or their food. One of the better places for a high end dinner in NW Indiana,” says Louie L, who gave Theo’s a five star review.

“This place has the perfect setting and ambiance for a romantic meal or a family gathering with loved ones. Food was fresh, flavorful and on point. I had an overall excellent experience and cannot wait to come back to impress my colleagues with the dining experience here. I think Theo’s surpasses New York’s late Angelo & Maxie’s and is in a tie with Morton’s steakhouse in LA,” says Jacob C, who also gave Theo’s a five star review.

Are you ready for your 5-star meal? Head over to Theo’s steakhouse! Call or visit their website to make a reservation or schedule a banquet or catering event.

Theos Steakhouse

(219) 838-8000

Contact:

Nick Bello

The Shop Local Network

LaPorte, Indiana

1-800-501-2632

support@TheShopLocalNetwork.com

http://www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com

Greenfield-Based Mesa Del Sol Wines Getting Excellent Placement in Local Monterey County Restaurants

Award-winning wines from Mesa Del Sol in Greenfield are getting excellent placement in Monterey County restaurants, according to Ann Hougham, owner of Mesa Del Sol.

Greenfield, CA, July 04, 2018 – Award-winning wines from Mesa Del Sol in Greenfield are getting excellent placement in Monterey County restaurants, according to Ann Hougham, owner of Mesa Del Sol.

Hougham said she just placed her 2013 Sangiovese, which recently received a 91-point rating from Wine Enthusiast magazine, at Nepenthe in Big Sur. The Sangiovese, which Hougham describes as “A fruit-forward wine, soft on the palate, with just the right amount of tannins,” was also placed at Il Tegamino in Carmel and InterContinental The Clement Monterey.

Il Tegamino also will pour the 2012 Prima Rosso, also a 91-pointer from Wine Enthusiast, while the Clement has added the 2011 Dessert Zinfandel, which garnered a 92-point rating.

Deetjen’s in Big Sur carries the 2013 Zinfandel, a 90-pointer that Hougham describes as “an elegant wine which soars from the glass with aromas of cranberry, toasted hazelnuts and cherries,” and the 2011 Dessert Zin.

The Cypress Inn and La Balena in Carmel also carry the 2013 Zinfandel, while La Balena carries the 2012 Prima Rosso as well.

About Mesa Del Sol Wines

Climate and geography play a large part in making Mesa Del Sol wines spectacular.

Lean rocky soils have been nurtured with organic farming practices where cover cropping and composting the fields provide a yearly dose of organic matter. The vines are irrigated from a thriving trout pond feeding them with living water. The hot arid days of the uplands and cool marine night air of the Pacific provide a perfect setting for nature to weave her magic.

Past harvests have brought Mesa Del Sol accolades; most notably the 2002 Hunter Hill Mesa Del Sol Syrah took “Best in Show” at the 2005 California State Fair Wine Competition. The Syrah was chosen as number one from a field of 2,800 wines.

Current Mesa Del Sol Varietals:

•Syrah

•Sangiovese

•Zinfandel

•Dessert Zinfandel

•Prima Rosso (our blend of estate-grown fruit)

Mesa Del Sol Vineyards

45803 Arroyo Seco Road, Greenfield, CA 93927

Email: mesadelsol@aol.com

Phone: 831-624-8527

Mobile: 831-320-8274

Website: mesadelsolvineyards.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://mesadelsolvineyards.com

The Shop Local Network is excited to announce Kabelin Ace Hardware in LaPorte Indiana as a new Shop Local Mission Partner

Kabelin Ace Hardware, located at 512 Andrew Avenue in LaPorte, is a family owned and operated hardware store chain.

LaPorte, Indiana, July 03, 2018 – Kabelin Ace Hardware, located at 512 Andrew Avenue in LaPorte, is a family owned and operated hardware store chain. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network stated, “We are excited to team up with such an amazing organization. Kabelin Ace has given back so much to the communities that they serve.”

The company has been a part of the Kabelin family since 1912. Now, the 4th generation is proud to be a part of this long legacy. With 7 stores throughout Northern Indiana, Kabelin Ace has become a staple in the communities they serve.

Kabelin’s has a variety of departments and products to convenience their customers. They have paint, lawn and garden, electrical, tools, hardware, plumbing, home and gifts, automotive, commercial, grills and a rental department for all your needs. They also offer Ace Rewards, Ace rebates, and instant savings.

“I have been a frequent customer at Kabelin’s for 40 years. Their customer service is the best! Trained staff are always easy to find to help you locate the product you need. I always know that they will have what I need because their selection of merchandise is great. I am also impressed that many of their employees have been with them for many years and that many of them know me by name. They really care about their customers!” Ann S.

So, are you ready to find the perfect place for all your hardware needs? Kabelin’s is the place for you! Stop in today to see their selection. You can visit their website or give them a call for their hours or more information.

(219) 872-5431

https://www.kabelinacehardware.com/

Contact:

Nick Bello

The Shop Local Network

LaPorte, Indiana

1-800-501-2632

support@TheShopLocalNetwork.com

http://www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com

The Shop Local Network welcomes Valparaiso Vacuum Company in Valparaiso, Indiana as a new Shop Local Mission Partner

Valparaiso Vacuum, located at 552 West Lincolnway in Valparaiso, is the perfect place to go to find the items for your cleaning and repair needs.

Valparaiso, Indiana, July 03, 2018 – Valparaiso Vacuum, located at 552 West Lincolnway in Valparaiso, is the perfect place to go to find the items for your cleaning and repair needs. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network stated, “Today, when vacuums are working right, we think we need to get a new one. At Valparaiso Vacuum Company, they can often repair them for a fraction of the cost and save you a lot of money! Stop in their before even thinking of buying a new vacuum.”

Valpo Vacuum has been serving customers in and around Valpo since 2009. While they are an authorized dealer for Miele and Riccar vacuums, they sell many different types of vacuums, so you’re sure to find something that fits your cleaning needs. Their knowledgeable staff is also capable of maintaining and repairing most of the brands used in homes and businesses today. They maintain a thorough understanding of their products so that they’ll be better able to assist you choosing the vacuum that’s right for your home or business cleaning needs. As a local business, they take pride in supporting their community. They’re also a Chamber of Commerce member with a solid record of customer satisfaction.

Valparaiso Vacuum Company is your one-stop shop for your vacuum cleaner needs. Regardless of what brings you to their shop, they will thoroughly answer your questions, go over your product or service options, check to see if any warranties are still valid to further increase your savings and do their best to find a solution that works within your budget.

They don’t only sell vacuums, they will repair your old ones and get them into great shape no matter what brand or model.Your vacuum should not be a disposable appliance.

“I would recommend Valparaiso Vacuum to anyone that needs to have a vacuum repaired. I have been there several times and have always been treated courteously and honestly. I needed a belt for my vacuum and it was replaced for only the cost of the belt.” Kathy E. said.

So, are you ready to live a cleaner life? Stop in to Valparaiso Vacuum today and see what is the best fit for you. You can call or go to their website for their hours or more information.

(219) 707-5162

http://www.valpovacuum.net/

Contact:

Nick Bello

The Shop Local Network

LaPorte, Indiana

1-800-501-2632

support@TheShopLocalNetwork.com

http://www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com

The Shop Local Network is proud to welcome Kusiak Construction in Highland, Indiana as a new Shop Local Mission Partner

Kusiak Construction, located at 8338 Kennedy Avenue in Highland, Indiana, is a family owned and operated business that serves all of Northwest Indiana.

Highland, Indiana, July 03, 2018 – Kusiak Construction, located at 8338 Kennedy Avenue in Highland, Indiana, is a family owned and operated business that serves all of Northwest Indiana. Nick Bello, President of The Shop Local Network stated, “Kusiak Construction has been a trusted name in Northwest Indiana for years. They truly are exterior experts!”

There is no construction project too big or small for Kusiak Construction! With over 50 years of construction experience, you can be assured that your construction/remodeling project will be completed to your satisfaction. With their 7 year labor guarantee and good standing with the BBB, you can rest easy knowing your construction project will run smoothly! Kusiak Construction is a full service Residential Construction and Remodeling service. Contact them today to schedule a free estimate or inspection for your construction project.

The services they provide are residential construction, free estimates, windows, roofing, siding, gutters, general remodeling, decks, and soffit/Fascia.

“I used this company twice last year to make repairs to my roof. The staff that I dealt with, both over the phone and the ones that arrived to do the repairs were all polite and professional. The repairs were completed quickly without an issues. The price was very fair. I would definitely recommend this company,” Cindy R. said.

So are you ready to get the construction done that you’ve been wanting? Kusiak is the place for you! Stop in today to see how they can help you. You can give them a call or visit their website for their hours or more information.

(219) 228-4918

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Contact:

Nick Bello

The Shop Local Network

LaPorte, Indiana

1-800-501-2632

support@TheShopLocalNetwork.com

http://www.TheShopLocalNetwork.com