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Boston Business Journal honors Randstad Technologies as a 2012 “Best Places to Work” Winner

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BOSTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Boston Business Journal has named Randstad Technologies one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its tenth annual regional awards program. The honor recognizes Randstad Technologies’ achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of enhanced employee satisfaction, optimal working conditions and an engaging company culture. This marks the sixth consecutive year Randstad Technologies has received the award.

Randstad Technologies was one of more than 400 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of employee-satisfaction surveys taken throughout March and April, 2012.

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts for the sixth consecutive year,” stated Bob Dickey, EVP of Technologies at Randstad U.S. “Especially in today’s environment, we understand the importance of creating a dynamic workplace that our employees genuinely want to be a part of. This is truly a testament to our strong commitment towards our core values, in which our continuing success, our ability to achieve our mission, and our reputation for integrity, service and professionalism are based on. Thank you to all of our talented staff who continue to make Randstad Technologies one of the best places to work.”

“The Best Places to Work annually recognizes the importance of cultivating a great workplace culture as a competitive advantage,” said Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “Companies on our list can be justifiably proud of creating a high level of workplace satisfaction during an economy where traditional rewards like big raises and bonuses aren’t as easy to give. In good times and in bad, our results validate how the creation of the right corporate culture can create powerful business advantages. Employees are proud to work for companies that are about more than just business.”

This year’s Best Places to Work survey program was launched in January by the Boston Business Journal in conjunction with market research firm Quantum Workplace of Omaha, NE. Companies were evaluated on the results of more than 18,000 employee-satisfaction surveys. Employees answered questionnaires that addressed factors such as their pride in the company, company encouragement, support and recognition of achievement as well as relationships with co-workers and supervisors. The results were analyzed and scored by assigning points to each question. The top 25 companies in three size categories — small (20-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees) and large (more than 500 employees) — were awarded during a celebration on June 1 at the BCEC and will be profiled in a special supplement of the Boston Business Journal.

About Randstad Technologies
Randstad Technologies has been connecting top companies around the globe with the expert technology talent and solutions that drives their success since 1984. We work to ensure that the professionals we deliver have the distinct skills clients are looking for to reach their specific goals. Our deep industry expertise and full-service capabilities—IT staff augmentation, permanent placement, technology solutions, and ERP capabilities—enable organizations to be agile, productive, and ahead in the field. With our wide network of specialists and flexible solutions, we’re always ready to help clients achieve their latest objective—and provide them with what they require to reach the next one.

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DJ Roulette : Performances mondiales à Extrema Outdoor

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EINDHOVEN, Pays-Bas, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

À l’occasion du festival dance XO Live, anciennement connu sous le nom d’Extrema Outdoor, un nouveau concept novateur sera lancé : DJ Roulette. Des artistes du monde entier pourront se produire en direct pendant le festival et concourir pour une place à XO Live 2013. « Nous sommes en quête d’innovation, de plus de performances live et de nouveaux talents. DJ Roulette réunit tout cela! », selon Marcel Mingers, Directeur général d’Extrema.

Pendant DJ Roulette, le DJ se produit en streaming et en direct. Cette performance est diffusée par le labo XO sur le lieu du festival, qui comprend bien entendu une piste de danse. Le public du festival fait office de jury et peut voter pour éliminer l’artiste. Le DJ qui est autorisé à rester le plus longtemps remporte un set à XO Live 2013. Des équipements de DJ de Native Instruments (connus pour le logiciel Traktor), pour une valeur totale de 2 000 euros, seront également partagés entre le gagnant et les deux finalistes.

Vous souhaitez participer à XO Live ? Vous trouverez plus de renseignements sur les modalités d’inscription et les autres points concernés sur le site spécifique http://www.dj-roulette.com. Les DJ de tous les genres et tous les pays sont les bienvenus. Les inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu’au vendredi 26 juin.

Parmi toutes les candidatures, 49 seront choisies pour réaliser une mini performance en streaming live pendant le festival. Tous les participants auront une chance de remporter deux des 100 tickets pour le XO Live 2013 mis en jeu. De plus, les personnes qui s’inscrivent depuis des pays autres que les Pays-Bas, l’Allemagne ou la Belgique auront une chance de gagner deux séjours pour le festival, vols et hôtel inclus.

XO Live a lieu pour la 17ème fois sur la plage du parc Aquabest, près d’Eindhoven au sud des Pays-Bas. Le festival est l’un des plus anciens du genre. Les artistes se produisant pendant DJ Roulette seront en bonne compagnie, ce festival dance en extérieur ayant programmé au fil des ans des artistes tels que Sven Väth, Swedish House Mafia, Ricardo Villalobos et Sasha. Cette année, David Guetta, LMFAO, Paul Kalkbrenner, Luciano, Nero, The Bloody Beetroots et d’autres performers de renommée internationale s’ajoutent à la liste.

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Site web du festival : http://www.extrema.nl

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PR Newswire: General Business

Use These Online Marketing Tips For Better Business Results

You may not be able to do the same thing as someone else if you are in the same business. Of course, with that being said, there are core elements that should not be ignored, as they will help you on your way to success.

Now is the time to grab as many Google Plus subscribers as possible so that you can gain the upper hand on your competitors. Make sure your contacts on existing social networks know your Google Plus account name. Also, put a Google Plus button on your site to make even more contacts. People will follow you if you provide excellent content.

In order to make money through affiliate promotion, you need to have an understanding of the basics. In order for you to succeed, you will have to find ways to obtain high ranks for your blog and website on search engines. You will land better affiliates and earn more income.

Potential Customers

In order to get better search engine placement, your affiliate site needs backlinks, but those links need to accurately describe what’s on the vendor’s site. If you want to sell iPads, an off-site link advertising HP tablet PCs will not bring you many potential customers – at least, not happy ones. You might think this is a unique and clever marketing technique but your potential customers will be turned off by your dishonesty.

Not every affiliate website is easy to use. Some can be hard or aggravating to navigate. An enthusiastic website owner is not going to be deterred by an affiliate site that is not designed well. This enhances the trust between the two parties and promotes more sales.

Not all programs that offer 100% commission are scams. Many times these offers are overlooked because they seem unbelievable, though if you read the small print, you will be able to see their terms. This number is generally offered because you only pay upfront sales while they keep the subscription profits. When you find such an offer, look into it more closely.

You might want to consider purchasing ads from Google Ads to maximize your affiliate promotion money making opportunity. Use targeted keywords in your ads to attract customers to your site.

Use reviews from individuals that have tried these products and make sure you use shots of the product. The more prospective customers are able to learn about your products, the more likely they are to purchase them. They may even refer others to your site in the future.

Think about your target market when choosing affiliates. This helps you also build traffic and a better understanding of who your audience is.

These techniques are used because they’re an effective method of bringing in customers. All you have to figure out is how to apply them to the position you’re interested in.

Online Marketing & You: Learn How To Make Your Venture A Success

If you create sites with strong content that also incorporate affiliate promotion ads, then the traffic you generate will create substantial profits for your business. Use the advice and user tips in this article to your advantage to help you promote your affiliate website successfully.

It is a good idea to explain to your readers that you are an affiliate marketer to your customers so as to establish trust. Successful affiliate marketers understand that treating customers fairly and establishing a reputation for honesty are important considerations. When your followers know why you use internet marketing they likely will use the links in a positive way.

Your affiliate status may suffer if you choose to market some of the web’s most popular products. Popularity is not always equivalent to quality, and the later is more important. On top of that, you run the risk of facing still competition. It is entirely possible that you will not make any kind of income.

Many affiliate marketers make the common mistake of trying too hard to be a super affiliate. The problem is, they are just to big to succeed. Remind yourself that your results can always be higher. Find the best thing for you when you go slow.

Getting help writing text for your website is not a bad idea. Use of such services can result in increasing your commissions. While the technique is somewhat novel, many affiliate partners have discovered text services to be a great way to communicate with consumers and generate awareness about their newest offerings.

There are good and bad affiliate websites. You will find that some are frustrating or just difficult to navigate. Successful webmasters won’t let these lower quality sites prevent them from earning a profit. Not only can this help out but it can get people to purchase and builds trust.

When you choose an affiliate you should go with someone who provides their partners with tools. Most people running online marketing companies aren’t dumb. They do a lot of research to find out what kind of marketing is most successful for converting customers. The best affiliate partners are the ones that provide this data to their affiliates to improve their success rates.

Affiliate marketing helps you market your business better. Affiliates can drive visitors to your site, more than any other technique. If you are picking affiliates, keep a few things in mind, including your commission, how popular the site is, and how easy it is to use.

Understanding your audience’s demographic is key in building internet marketing success. You should focus your content to address any questions or feedback that your readers leave for you. You must find what draws people to your site. What are they interested in?

After you have chosen the products you wish to promote, be sure that you are focusing your efforts on producing an appropriate audience. If it’s a cheaper product, then just simply having a high traffic flow will ensure that it sells. If it’s cheap enough, people will be more likely to buy it after a quick click and view. The pricier products especially require this thoughtful approach appealing to a clear, specific need. This will help turn visitors into customers for these high-priced products.

Affiliate promotion is a great way to make money, but it also adds value to your site. However, please note that in order for you to succeed, you will need to come up with unique and relevant content which sets you apart from all the other sites. Should you act on this, you will attain success in marketing online.

Marijuana, Inc. Is Proud To Support The Third Annual Hemp History Week

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LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – MARIJUANA, INC. (OTC: HEMP) (www.hemp.com) is proud to announce its support of the third annual Hemp History Week which features more than 800 celebrations and promotions around the country. The campaign strives to educate consumers about the environmental advantages and nutritional benefits of hemp products.

The estimated annual retail sales of Hemp products in the United States are $ 419 million. Hemp products are sold in most major food stores and industrial Hemp is also used in textiles, skin care, building materials, and in biocomposites for auto parts such as in dashboards, seating, and doors. China is the largest producer followed by France and our closest hemp growing neighbor is Canada. All money paid related to growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, and much of the shipping costs are paid to foreign countries because our farmers are not allowed to grow this safe, healthy, sustainable crop. Every year demand grows and while our retailers can participate, our farmers are banned.

Hemp was legal to grow in the United States until 1937 when it was unjustly tied to its very different but similar variety, marijuana. Hemp, Inc. remains committed to sharing the benefits of industrial hemp with the world and looks forward to the day when the American farmer can once again grow this bio-friendly crop and consumers can enjoy the benefits of locally grown nutritious hemp foods.

In honor of Hemp week and in accordance with the growth and evolution of Marijuana, Inc. we have changed our name to Hemp, Inc. The change goes into effect immediately. The company’s business models and revenues will increasingly focus on the global market for hemp. CEO Bruce Perlowin stated, “With the acquisition of the exclusive licensing rights to the www.Hemp.com domain name providing a solid foundation for our stock symbol HEMP, it was a natural evolution. www.Hemp.com is a significant asset for Hemp, Inc. and we intend to keep the integrity of www.Hemp.com intact as we implement a strategic marketing platform to greatly enhance the potential of www.Hemp.com all the while working for the American farmers “.

Integral in the business plan of www.Hemp.com is a new online store. The shopping cart will feature Hemp, Inc.’s Eco-Harmony Loyalty Card Rewards Program, offering consumers substantial rebates on purchases. A significant portion of each sale will go to charities. “This is (r)evolutionary marketing”, said CEO Bruce Perlowin, “we can offer large rebates, giving our customers cash back while helping those who truly need it. One of the groups we support is Patch Adams’ charitable organization which is building a free hospital on 316 acres in Pocahontas county West Virginia. We take pride in promoting sustainable products and programs that improve the quality of life”.

The www.Hemp.com online store will showcase the Herbagenix™ line, a division of Hemp, Inc.  Herbagenix™ products are formulated with the necessary ingredients in the right amounts to make them efficacious, a standard typically lacking in supplement manufacturing.  The products are cutting edge – Herbagenix™ Hemp Protein contains hemp, spirulina, AFA blue green algae, and a proprietary energy blend that consumers have found both stimulating and invigorating. Herbagenix’s™ male enhancement product is a superior stand up blend that helps you go the distance.

Hemp.com will soon add a video platform for reporting breaking news, covering important events, and interviewing industry leaders, as well as creating media content for the entire industry. The seasoned filmmaking team that produces the quality video on www.MarijuanaInc.TV is expanding its roles to make www.Hemp.com a premier online destination. 

“With this infrastructure now in place and operating smoothly, our name change reflects the fact we plan to replicate this achievement in the industrial hemp industry,” said CEO Perlowin.

President David Tobias emphasized, “The innovative content of www.MarijuanaInc.TV has blazed a new path in the marijuana media and cannabis entertainment sector, and will continue to expand in all directions. Hemp, Inc. and www.MarijuanaInc.TV remain dedicated to all legitimate uses of the cannabis plant.”

As other Hemp, Inc. divisions roll out, the hemp theme will remain intact. Planned for later this year are a hemp clothing division, featuring a quality fashion line and a unique “back to the land” real estate division based on the popular Kin’s Domain movement. A beta test is underway for a Kins cottage industry producing hand crafted products from hemp and other sustainable materials, where quality is not sacrificed for volume (See: www.kinsdomain.us).

ABOUT HEMP, INC.

HEMP, Inc. (OTC:HEMP) focuses on the peripheral businesses created by the quickly emerging, and growing, multibillion dollar hemp industry. HEMP, Inc. is not involved in the cultivation or marketing of medical marijuana. It is the company’s belief that legalization of hemp in all 50 states and at the federal level will come to pass. With that in mind, the company is building infrastructure with the potential to gain substantial market share once hemp prohibition ends.* (Pending any federal licensing or other requirements, that may be enacted after hemp prohibition ends).

FORWARD-LOOKING DISCLAIMER

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Hemp, Inc. to be materially different from the statements made herein.

CONTACT

Phone: 1-877-221-8351
info@hemp.com
www.hemp.com
www.marijuanainc.TV (Media and Entertainment Division)
info@marijuanainc.TV
http://marijuanainc.biz (Corporate Website)
http://www.KinsDomain.us (How to Build a Kins Domain and Create the Income for This)
http://www.Herbagenix.com (Hemp Based Supplements Division)
http://ecoharmonykinscommunity.com (Kins Community Information)
http://www.Twitter.com/Marijuanainc (Twitter)
http://www.Facebook.com/MarijuanaInc (Corporate Fan Page)
http://www.Facebook.com/BrucePerlowin (CEO Fan Page)
http://www.twitter.com/BrucePerlowin (CEO Tweets)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88d8aYNC2LM (Supporting Bobby Platshorn and The Silver Tour)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrnQ5huDc3Y&feature=youtu.be (Supporting the Cash Hyde Foundation)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu3BF9F_xR8&feature=related (Hidden Treasures Gemstone Hemp Candles)

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PR Newswire: General Business

Not Sure How To Do Web Marketing? Follow These Suggestions!

This means you cannot necessarily use the same techniques that the last guy used, especially if you are selling in the same niche. You may add all these countless differences together and struggle to be unique, but once you pull the curtain back it’s all the same. Take these rare chances to learn from your fellow businessmen and remember that we are all fighting this same war together.

You need to know how the affiliate will track the sales you generate. If you lead people to the company by mail or phone and your ID is not attached you will lose out on lots of commission.

If you want your online marketing efforts to provide you with easily-accessible cash, be on the lookout for affiliate programs that offer flexible options for payment. Some companies will pay through PayPal and AlertPay, while others mail checks.

Affiliate Companies

Try and restrict your business so that you deal with fair and generous affiliate companies. It is simply not worth it to link up with a company whose offer falls below twenty percent of a product’s profits. Higher commissions will result in repeat business from you, and the high quality affiliate companies are aware of this.

No two affiliate promotion programs are exactly the same. They offer different products with differing amounts of flexibility.

Every affiliate website is unique. There are tremendous differences from one to another. Some affiliate sites are more developed or better designed than others. Do not let the quality of your website design determine how well your business is. This will help you build rapport with your customers, this drives sales.

By hashing out who you are trying to market to, you will be able to tailor your message better to your prospective affiliates. This not only increases your traffic but also communicates to your audience that you have an understanding of what their needs are.

Market your business online more effectively by using affiliate marketing programs. There are other online advertising methods like contextual networks and banner advertising but affiliate programs will consistently generate more visitors to your site. When you select your online marketing program, be sure to consider how payments will be distributed, the traffic the directory receives, and how easy it is to use.

Affiliate marketing is great for businesses that have a strategy. Having a high search ranking is an important aspect of running a website or blog. This can help boost your profits and you get better affiliate links.

Choosing a company with a high conversion rate is the best way to utilize an affiliate program. Use a one percent conversion ratio.

If you are expecting a lifetime commission you may be barking up the wrong tree. You should nevertheless keep a keen eye out for these infrequent but extremely advantageous deals. Vendors pay the webmaster a commission for purchases made by the customers steered to them by the webmaster. This commission is usually only paid if a customer purchases a product within a certain, predetermined, amount of time. This type of affiliation is the most desired.

Approaches that will enhance your product review include screenshots, video reviews and customer testimonials. You will get more people interested in your products. Include a lot of specific information about the product in your review to make people feel more comfortable purchasing it.

Methods such as this are effective in attracting customers. All you have to figure out is how to apply them to the position you’re interested in.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Honored with Sixth Consecutive Gallup Great Workplace Award

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- Company is one of only three six-time winners.

- CEO and President David Luck was a featured presenter at the Gallup Spring Summit 2012, speaking about “Leading with Core Values.”

BELOIT, Wis., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — For the sixth consecutive year, building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has been honored with the Gallup® Great Workplace Award, which recognizes the best-performing workforces worldwide. The company is one of only 27 in the world to receive the 2012 award. It also is one of only three six-time winners, having received the award every year since its inception.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012, ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products.

The awards were presented during the Gallup Summit Spring 2012, held recently in Omaha, Neb. ABC Supply’s Chief Executive Officer and President David Luck was a featured presenter during the conference, speaking about how the company’s core values have driven engagement at ABC Supply and fueled the company’s growth.

Validating “Employee-first” Approach

According to Luck, the Gallup Great Workplace Award is validation of the “employee-first” approach that ABC Supply has always taken.

“Our associates have always been – and always will be – the key to ABC Supply’s success. They make it happen,” he said. “When Ken and Diane Hendricks founded ABC Supply, their vision was that ABC Supply would become the best company to work for in America. The Gallup Great Workplace Award shows that we continue to do the right things to achieve that dream.”

To Diane Hendricks, co-founder and chairman, the high levels of employee performance and engagement that the Gallup Great Workplace Award honors – and ABC Supply’s resulting success – illustrate what is possible when a company and its employees pursue the American Dream.

“In this company, if you work hard, are willing to learn and have a can-do spirit, there’s nothing you can’t do,” she said. “That entrepreneurism and rewarding of individual effort and achievement are what have always made ABC Supply great.”

The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on rigorous statistical research. Companies considered for the honor were evaluated by a panel of workplace experts who compared each company’s results to results from other companies all over the world. The award is based on multiple criteria, including response rates, overall engagement levels and evidence of engagement’s impact on performance.

Luck Speaks on Leading with Core Values

In a presentation titled “Leading with Core Values,” Luck shared ABC Supply’s story, explaining how being founded on – and continually living by – a set of strong core values helped the company meet the challenges presented by the recent recession and continuing housing slump, overcome the internal crisis of the death of co-founder Ken Hendricks, and seize the opportunity to acquire one of its largest competitors. He also discussed how the stability of an unchanging set of core values has allowed the company to embrace change and to grow by acquiring and successfully integrating other distributors.

About ABC Supply Co. Inc.

For 30 years, ABC Supply has been contractors’ partner in success. Headquartered in Beloit, Wis., it has more than 450 branches in 45 states and is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products.

Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors – taking care of them better than any other distributor and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses. It accomplishes this by being a “people-first’ company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com.

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Grand Re-Opening of Cypress Gardens in San Jose Showcases Effectiveness of Public-Private Partnerships for Affordable Senior Citizen Housing

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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC) will hold a grand re-opening of the Cypress Gardens senior citizen housing facility in San Jose, California, showcasing the agency’s successful program of upgrading and revitalizing traditional Public Housing through creative public-private partnerships. Guests of honor for the gala event are Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager and San Jose City Councilmember Pete Constant. The press is cordially invited to attend on Thursday, June 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cypress Gardens, 3555 Judro Way, San Jose, California 95117.

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Originally built in 1984, Cypress Gardens is one of HACSC’s oldest affordable public housing facilities for senior citizens. Years of neglect and deferred maintenance, due to limited federal funding, had left Cypress Gardens in desperate need of rehabilitation. Faced with these financial realities, HACSC creatively partnered public and private parties to accomplish the task.

“Cypress Gardens proves that public-private partnerships are a win-win formula for serving the affordable housing needs of our seniors, disabled, and homeless residents of Santa Clara County,” said Alex Sanchez, executive director of HACSC. “This is the kind of teamwork that can be achieved throughout the nation.”

HACSC Solves a Stubborn Housing Problem
Built and funded under the federal government’s Public Housing program for low-income renters in the 1980s and 1990s, 10 properties in Santa Clara, San Jose, Gilroy, and Campbell, California faced a steady downward trend in federal funding, maintenance and renovation. 

But through a creative partnering of public and private parties, HACSC in the past three years has rehabilitated and upgraded 555 Public Housing units, preserving critical low income housing options in one the country’s hottest rental markets.

To accomplish this, HACSC leveraged over $ 90 million in private funds from Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax exempt bonds, and commercial loans. The total cost of the construction work was approximately $ 84 million, and addressed millions of dollars of deferred capital work that could not be financed from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual Capital Grant for Public Housing. Four different general contractors were hired to complete these projects, and the work has created over 400 jobs for construction workers, legal and architectural professionals, as well as city building inspectors. Without HACSC’s efforts, the properties would have fallen into disrepair, and valuable units that provide services and housing to extremely low income tenants would have been lost.

More about the Rehabilitation of Cypress Gardens
Cypress Gardens is comprised of 125 units for approximately 150 residents, mostly senior and some disabled citizens. The rehabilitation project, which began in November of 2010, included the repair of major interior, exterior, and common use areas. Among the improvements are: new outdoor siding, new windows, new paint, a new walkway, improved landscaping, new appliances, new floor coverings and fixtures, new common area kitchen appliances, a new multimedia center with a new computer, expanded laundry equipment, new air conditioning, and a new fire alarm system.

The project budget was approximately $ 7.6 million, the general contractor was Segue Construction, Inc. of Pleasanton, California, and construction lasted for approximately 13 months. 

“The rehabilitation of Cypress Gardens added approximately 80 jobs to our local economy,” said Vanessa Cooper, HACSC’s director of real estate services. ”But more importantly, our unique teaming of public and private interests has resulted in a safer, more comfortable, and enhanced living environment for many of our most needy senior citizens.”   

About HACSC
HACSC is the largest provider of affordable housing assistance in Santa Clara County, helping make rental housing safe and affordable for low-income families through Section 8 voucher programs and below-market rental properties. Designated a Moving to Work agency, HACSC currently assists over 19,000 households, the highest number in its history. The vast majority of client households are extremely low-income families with children, seniors, veterans, the disabled, and the formerly homeless.

HACSC is a pioneer in using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program to develop affordable rental housing. It has built over 2,000 units, and received numerous awards. HACSC is the first housing authority in the nation to be given a “Strong” ranking by Standard & Poor’s, and has 10 consecutive years of clean financial audits.

For further information about this release, please contact Alex Sanchez, HACSC executive director, at 831-295-3656 or Vanessa Cooper, director of HACSC real estate services, at 408-916-6772.  For further information about HACSC, visit www.hacsc.org. The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara is located at 505 West Julian Street, San Jose, California, 95110.

SOURCE Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara

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PR Newswire: General Business

Great Tips And Techniques For Great Affiliate Marketers

If you are an affiliate promotion virgin, you are most likely looking for helpful tips to get you started in the field. The following web marketing tips are designed to get you up to speed quickly and help get you off the ground and running.

See how companies track outside orders when choosing an affiliate company. If customers place orders through the mail or over the phone, you could miss a lot of your commission if your affiliate ID isn’t linked to the purchases.

Popular Product

When you’re looking for an internet marketing program, sometimes going with the most popular product isn’t the best option. It may better to market quality products with a loyal niche, even if they are not the biggest sellers. Extreme competition could be a result of trying to market a very popular product. By focusing solely on products that are being sold all over the web, you’re likely not to make a profit at all.

If you pick an affiliate that has a lot of options on how to get your money, it is the best way. While some programs only pay out by mailing checks at fixed levels of earnings, more flexible ones can offer you direct deposit or online transaction methods like PayPal.

Text services are a great way to help affiliates earn commission. Although this is a new service, many affiliates are already using it to communicate with customers as well as promote new affiliate offers and products.

Start with google ads and other paid advertising to optimize your affiliate programs. Ads with targeted keywords can significantly increase the number of visitors on your site and quite possibly get the register ringing, so it is a worthwhile investment.

Partner with companies that always support their businesses with information that helps sales of their products. In most cases, affiliate companies are quite knowledgeable. They will do their homework on bringing customers in. Good companies will give that info to their affiliates, and they can use it to sell more and make more.

You need your readers to trust you. If your readers trust and like you, they’re more likely to want to support you by using your referral links.

Be honest about your affiliates with your readers. They will think you are a better company and feel better about your affiliates.

Writing, scanning and publishing a handwritten note or advertisement on your homepage is a nice personal touch. If you put personal things on your site you can boost sales, buyers will know you are real. If you have poor penmanship, hire a freelancer to compose the advertisement.

It is important to expand your web marketing efforts beyond just a very small or narrow roster of associates. Try to get a number of product and vendors on your side. An extensive portfolio of partners and merchandise will secure you from huge losses if you drop one should it turn unprofitable. If you can handle advertising more products than what you currently have, find more to advertise.

Affiliate Marketing

This list of suggestions can show you how using affiliate marketing can promote your products. Following this advice will take you beyond the novice stage of affiliate marketing. Soon you will join the ranks of the experts.