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Author of Groundbreaking Caregiver’s Book to Speak at Cambridge Credit Counseling’s July Community Seminar

Agawam, MA (Vocus) July 3, 2009

The current economic downturn has forced many Americans to make substantial changes in their lifestyle. Across the country, families are dealing with the crisis of foreclosure, rapidly increasing unemployment, and a general lack of confidence in the economy’s ability to rebound. As life within the country becomes more challenging, perhaps the group most adversely affected is the elderly. Over the last two years, there’s been an increase in the number of elderly parents moving back in with their children, very likely out of economic necessity. Until now, there were very few resources to assist individuals who were thrust into the position of caregiver for their aging parents.

The recently released When Your Parent Moves In; Every Adult Child’s Guide to Living with an Aging Parent, written by David Horgan and Shira Block, is a book that addresses these issues head on. Through a series of personal stories, case studies and expert analysis, the book provides individuals with strategies they can use to make a successful transition to living with one’s parents. Among the topics discussed are the pros and cons of having an aging parent move in, the possible pitfalls of such a change and how to avoid them, adjusting the family dynamic, and most important, how to manage and protect everyone’s assets.

“Among the life changes our counselors help the public manage, having one’s parent’s move in is among the most intricate,” stated Christopher Viale, president and CEO of Cambridge Credit Counseling. “There are a host of concerns to consider, and, in that sense, the timing of Mr. Horgan’s book could not be better. It will make a fantastic resource for those faced with these circumstances by not only providing advice, but also empowering families to come closer together.”

Cambridge Credit Counseling is fortunate to have the author, David Horgan, conduct a special community seminar at their offices on July 15, 2009. Mr. Horgan will discuss a variety of topics from his book, with a special focus on the financial concerns of such an arrangement. Afterward, Cambridge’s certified credit counselors will be available for individualized sessions to help families establish budgets and address any other credit related concerns they may have.

Cambridge’s seminars are offered free to the public each month. Because space is limited, those interested in attending are encouraged to contact Thomas Fox at 413-241-2362 to reserve seating.

About the Authors:

David Horgan (Ludlow, MA) is an award-winning medical educator, filmmaker, and director who brings his firsthand account of what to do, what not to do, and what can happen (the good and the bad) when a parent moves in. He has been interviewed on this subject by USA Today and ABC News. Mr. Horgan has been repeatedly interviewed by NPR, ABC, NBC, CNN, USA Today, New York Times, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Entertainment Weekly, and other media outlets.

Shira Block (Wilbraham, MA) is a popular lecturer, freelance writer, and personal coach. She is the author of The Way Home and Step-by-Step Miracles: A Practical Guide to Achieving Your Dream. She has a master’s degree in psychology and counseling with a concentration in family therapy.


Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. is a professional debt counseling agency dedicated to educating young adults on the importance of sound financial management and providing financially distressed Americans with education and debt management services appropriate to their needs. Visit Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. online at http://www.cambridgecredit.org. To learn more about Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. and the community, please visit http://www.youtube.com/CambridgeCredit.

Contact: Thomas Fox

Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp.




New Orleans Criminal Defense Lawyer Elizabeth Carpenter Speaks at the NOPA Annual Educational Seminar on Cyber Crimes

New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

New Orleans criminal defense attorney Elizabeth Carpenter spoke last Friday in a session titled Cyber Crimes: Digital Forensics and Defense at the Annual Education Seminar in New Orleans, a continuing education seminar organized by the New Orleans Paralegal Association (NOPA).

Sex crimes defense requires a very specific defense strategy backed by extensive investigation and trial preparationsomething that not all defense attorneys have a background for. NOPA asked Carpenter to speak at their Annual Education Seminar because she has undergone training in Forensics and DNA Evidence at the National Institute of Justice and the DNA Initiative Project, and because she has extensive experience as a New Orleans child pornography defense attorney and cyber crimes attorney.

Not all defense attorneys are willing or equipped to defend Internet crimes, explained Carpenter. To form an Internet crimes defense in New Orleans, your attorney has to be familiar with the technology in question. If youre arrested or served with a search warrant for child pornography or other cyber crimes, a computer forensic technician will go through the hard drive of your computer and write up a forensic report. If your attorney doesnt know how to read the more technical parts of those reports, they wont be able to form a strong defense.

The penalties for cyber crime offenses in Louisiana are severe. The sentencing guidelines for even a first-time offender require a mandatory minimum sentence of 2 years and a possible maximum of 10 years without parole per count, along with a fine of up to $ 10,000. Furthermore, anyone convicted of a child pornography-related cyber crime must register as a sex offender, a requirement that can lead to loss of employment, estrangement from family, and even difficulty finding housing.

A cyber crime charge is not something that is easy to face, said Carpenter, both because of the technical aspects of cases such as these and because of the stigma attached to Internet crimes. Its important to have someone representing you who is familiar with the procedures involved, and its also important to have an attorney who is on your side. My job as a cyber crimes defense attorney isnt to judge youits to use my experience to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.


Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. is an experienced New Orleans criminal defense attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Law School, and is a member and supporter of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Her law offices have successfully represented clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Lafayette, Plaquemines, St. John, St. Tammany and St. Charles Parishes. Carpenters mission is to provide clients with exceptional, personalized, and professional service.

Gail Richardson, CPS set to keynote Millionaires in the Making “Team Networking Event” Diversity Seminar

(PRWEB) April 16, 2004

Millionaires in the Making “A Team Networking Event” (together a team achieves more) will be presenting an Economic Empowerment Overview Building Our Businesses Together on Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. at the Business Development & Resource Complex 352 Fulton Ave. Hempstead, Long Island. The guest speaker will Gail Richardson, CPS. Gail Richardson is also featured in the book “Conversation on Faith” with Robert Schuller. Gail Richardson’s keynote address will be on the topic “Building Business through Diverse Relationships.” Phil Andrews of the Power Networking Business Seminar Series will be will Co-hosting the Millionaires in the Making “Team Networking Event” along with Mr. Ron Diaz. Learn the Advantages of being Self-employed, If you’re thinking of Making a Change in your present lifestyle or if you’re interested in Earning Extra Income. We urge you to attend this event. This might be the opportunity to make your dreams a reality. Mr. Ron Diaz, Home Based Business self-made Millionaire & Proud member of the 100 Black Men of Long Island will host is the host of “Millionaires in the Making”. Mr. Diaz is also a member of the Brooklyn Chamber Of Commerce, and the Caribbean American Chamber Of Commerce and Industry through which he provided CEO and Founder, Roy Hastick Jr., humanitarian aid in the form of food and financial contributions, for victims of hurricane George, in the Eastern Caribbean in October of 1998. Ron has also shown his humanitarianism by working with our inner city youths of various organizations. He recently awarded 10 scholarships totaling $ 5000.00 to a group of children with the Cyber Leaders Cadet Corps Boot Camp. Mr. Diaz is committed to helping others as he continues to give sizable donations to quite a few charities in the Tri-state area.

He currently teaches a continuing education class at CUNY, has weekly sit down educational seminars in NY and has a weekly radio platform on Sunday Mornings on the WBLS Radio Gospel Show. (107.5 FM)

Mr. Diaz’s main focus is Economic Empowerment – showing us how sharing information on a business opportunity can make an enormous difference in the lives of the many who have not yet been exposed to this greatly needed service, while bringing us Financial Independence. To register for this event please call 1.212.465.3440 or email us at RONDIAZNOW@aol.com For directions please call Business Development & Resource Complex at 516.408.3020 or 718.756.2406.

IDentity Theft 911 Chief Executive Officer to Lead Social Media and Insurer Risk Discussion at NAMIC Personal Lines Seminar


April 8, 2013 NAMIC Personal Lines (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 — IDentity Theft 911, the nations premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services, today announced that IDentity Theft 911 CEO Matt Cullina will lead a session at the NAMIC 2013 Personal Lines Seminar April 10-12 in Chicago.

Cullina will present Not So Tweet and InnocentHow Social Media Impacts Personal Lines on Thursday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. CDT. The presentation will focus on the increasing use of social media and the internet and the emerging risk areas for insurers, like:

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services UK Are Launching Their New Seminar Programme for Manufacturers, Retailers and Importers of Consumer Goods

Warrington, UK (PRWeb UK) April 8, 2010

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services UK headquartered in Warrington, Cheshire are launching a new series of training & seminar sessions for manufacturers, retailers and importers of consumer goods in Europe.

The seminars, delivered at Bureau Veritas CPS laboratory in Warrington, will cover the safety and quality issues related to a large range of product lines including textiles, hardlines, electricals, toys, nursery products, bikes or lighters. Also, for manufacturers and retailers involved with the import and use of chemicals within the EU, Bureau Veritas also propose a session on the basics of the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) European Directive.

Additionally, because global companies now have to face an increasing number of environmental, social and ethical issues, Bureau Veritas environmental & social technical experts will deliver seminars courses on burning issues such as Ecodesign and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The educational programme, delivered by market-sector experts, will be of value to all levels of staff, from trainee technologists through to buyers and designers. Delegates will have the opportunity to visit Bureau Veritas laboratory, see some tests performed and have informal discussions with BV technical consultants.

Jonathon Thackray, Bureau Veritas, said: Manufacturers and distributors need to stay up to date with the ever growing plethora of standards affecting the consumer goods market. This is especially true for companies trading on a global scale as they have to deal with a jungle of national and regional regulations. Our new seminar programme will help professionals understand what they need to do to comply with the current legislations.

Our programme does not only cover quality assurance; it does also approach environmental and social questions, with sessions on Ecodesign and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), since we are aware that there is an increasing demand from consumers and retailers for greener and more ethical products. For example, manufacturers are now asked to measure the carbon footprint of their products & operations or to prove that they do not use child-labour. A lot of professionals are new to these topics and our seminars can show them how these questions shall be addressed through the supply chain.

To guide BV customers through the seminar programme – starting on the 6th May 2010 with a half day session on General Product Safety – Bureau Veritas have created a brochure that can be downloaded from their website (http://www.bureauveritas.co.uk/cps). In addition to this seminar programme, Bureau Veritas can also deliver bespoke training sessions on request. Contact Bureau Veritas for more details.

About Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services is part of Bureau Veritas, the worlds leading testing and certification company, headquartered in France and listed on the French Bourse.

The Consumer Products Services division works with retailers and manufacturers, as well as importers and distributors, to ensure the health, safety, environmental and quality compliance of consumer products, ahead of both local and global trade. Working with its customers at all stages of the supply chain, the division also advises its customers on all aspects of sustainability, manufacturing, sourcing and supply chain optimisation in order to improve market compliance, reduce costs and increase speed to market for new products.

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services employs over 7,500 people and operates from labs and offices in 75 locations across 40 countries.

Parent company, Bureau Veritas, operates in 140 countries, employing over 40,000 members of staff.

For more press information, please contact Alexa Besnard at Bureau Veritas CPS UK.

Website: http://www.bureauveritas.co.uk/cps


HealthCrave’s Non-Profit Charity Fund Sponsors Seminar to be Held by Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 10, 2013

The Cyr Family Charitable Fund, a non-profit organization owned and operated by HealthCrave and OSI, will be partnering with Ryron Gracie, who is a black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, an effective self-defense technique invented by his grandfather. Gracie is co-creator of the Gracie Academy in Torrance, California, which offers an intense program that was designed to turn bullied children into Bullyproof defeaters. The Cyr Family focuses on giving back to the community by partnering with and supporting organizations that are dedicated to helping others. Their partnership with Ryron Gracie is a momentous step for school children in the San Antonio area who are picked on, degraded, and tormented at school.

For some children, the beginning of the school year is terrifying because it means returning to a horror zone where they must withstand their bullies. Ryron Gracies Bullyproofing program aims to help bullied kids get passed those fears by instilling them with the confidence and bravery that comes with knowing self-defense. The eldest grandson of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Ryron was introduced to the practice as soon as he could walk.

His father, Rorian Gracie, is the worlds foremost expert in self-defense. Rorian Gracie started by teaching Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the familys garage, where Ryron would watch as a child, and where he came to see the profound effect the skills had on those who studied and mastered them. His observations aided in his idea to open the Gracie Academy, so that bullied children across the country could learn how to fight back.

Though Ryron Gracie has a busy schedule at the Gracie Academy, he makes time to travel around the U.S and teach seminars. The inspiring teacher will be coming to San Antonio to conduct a seminar for the youth at Lenny Walls Walls Next Level Fitness Youth Olympics on July 14. The seminar will be instrumental in the lives of those who attend.

Not only should the seminar help children who are punched, kicked, and pushed while walking the halls at school, but can hopefully steer children away from being or becoming bullies when they see that real fighters, such as Ryron Gracie, dont torment others. The Cyr Family Charitable Fund has done San Antonios youth a real service by partnering with Ryron Grace and making this seminar possible.

Creative Practice Solutions Designs a One Day Business Seminar for Physician Residents and Fellows Aspiring to Start a Private Practice

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 15, 2012

While most business classes targeted towards Physicians do a good job of presenting business ideas, theories and philosophies, Creative Practice Solutions takes it a step further, and breaks those principles down into practical steps. According to President, Matt Dallmann, After being students for over a decade, physicians dont have the time or energy to deal with their fledgling businesses in the abstract. They need concrete directions and resources to take them to the next level, and thats what Creative Practice Solutions offers.

Creative Practice Solutions is a business consulting company geared towards Medical Professionals. With over 25 years experience in Healthcare administration, they have improved the functioning, efficiency and collections of both private practice and outpatient hospital departments throughout New York City. Their sister company, VGA Billing Services, Inc., collected over $ 10 Million for their clients in 2011.

CPSs team of professional business men and women are dedicated to helping physicians in private practice lead the healthcare industry in efficiency and success. Contact them at 212-206-6465 or info (at) vgabilling (dot) com for more information.

Veterans Employment Seminar Makes Impression on Employers and Veterans Alike

Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) June 14, 2013

More than 60 employers, hiring managers, recruiters, and small business owners took part in a veterans employment seminar sponsored by Capital One Bank, Veteran Staffing Network of Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA and Corporate Immersion at the Easter Seals Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center on June 14.

How Hiring Our Nations Veterans Can Impact Your Bottom Line provided employers from the Washington metropolitan region with essential insight to help reduce staff costs, recruit a highly effective workforce and retain talent.

Dawn Halfaker, President of the Wounded Warrior Projects Board of Directors, was the keynote speaker. A retired U.S. Army Captain, Halfaker was wounded during a combat patrol near Baghdad in 2004 and earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. As President of the Wounded Warrior Projects Board of Directors, she leads the non-profit organization in raising awareness and enlisting the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured servicemen and women. As President, CEO and Founder of Halfaker and Associates, she heads a team focused on professional services and technology solutions that advises and assists government organizations on issues of national and global significance.

I spent my 25th birthday in a hospital (following her injury), thinking my life was over. I didnt think that Id be of any use, have a job, be a mother or a wife. I thought life over, said Halfaker. I hadnt just lost an arm. I had lost a career, a sense of purpose, and my identity. With only 1 percent of Americans serving in the military, it was becoming increasingly obvious to me that I had no idea what I could offer to the other 99 percent that I was about to join.

Now for me as an employer, it is really important for me to recognize its not about just handing out a job, its about empowering our veterans to find the right opportunity that will ultimately give them a renewed sense of purpose and a career, Halfaker remarked later in her speech.

Its all about veterans to me, said Easter Seals Board Chairman and CEO of CPS Professional Services Phil Panzarella. One veteran one job one day at a time. Small businesses make up 80 percent of the market. If we can hire veterans in small businesses one at a time we will be in good shape. Panzarella is a service-disabled veteran and moderated a panel of employers seeking to hire veterans.

A panel of veterans was moderated by Karen Stang, Recruiting & Placement Manager for Northrup Grummans Operation IMPACT.

Senior Vice President of Capital One Bank Tony Pica delivered the seminars closing remarks. As we think about developing our workforce, we must support our veterans who are returning home and looking to transition their unique skills into gainful civilian employment, said Pica. Were proud to support our veterans during their transition by helping them not only prepare for new job opportunities but also secure those jobs and keep them. Capital One is a major supporter of Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA and the Veteran Staffing Network.

The Veteran Staffing Network (VSN) of Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA is a self-sustaining social enterprise model that serves the entire military community. VSN provides clients top-tier talent while simultaneously reducing veteran unemployment and is redefining veterans employment and temp-to-perm placement services. For additional information about VSN, call 855.VETS111 or visit http://www.vsnusa.org.

Corporate Immersion is a networking group comprised of employers and professionals with the primary objective of leveraging the myriad of collective resources to increase the employment of disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities. For additional information about Corporate Immersion, contact National Program Manager/ Team Lead Billy Wright at 202.834.7462 or VetsReady2Work@(at)inden(dot)org.

Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Va., is a Fortune 500 company with more than 900 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A. offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities – good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families – benefits us all and we are proud to support this and other community initiatives. For additional information, visit http://www.capitaloneinvestingforgood.com .

Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA provides services to ensure that all people with disabilities and other special needs, including wounded warriors, veterans, and their families, have equal opportunities to lead full and productive lives. For additional information about Easter Seals, call 301.588.8700 or visit http://www.eseal.org.