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Fletco Taps Industry Veteran Anthony Minite to Lead North American Expansion

Company will Partner with Spartan Surfaces and Sustainable Surfaces to Expand Brand into U.S. & Canada

Los Angeles, CA — October 10, 2016: Fletco Carpets, one of Denmark’s leading carpet manufacturers, announced today it has named industry veteran, Anthony Minite as Managing Director of its new United States and Canadian operations. Minite, successfully ran Bentley Prince Street (BPS) as President for 11 years and ultimately was part of the team that purchased BPS from its parent company Interface in 2012. Minite will lead a strategic plan for Fletco to expand into the U.S and Canada. The company will be partnering with Spartan Surfaces and Sustainable Surfaces to expedite its expansion in the marketplace. Fletco Carpets will officially launch at NeoCon East in Philadelphia next month.

According to Fletco’s Brian Jensen, “We have been wanting to expand into the U.S.

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Able ARTS Work (Formerly Arts & Services for Disabled) to Host “On A Roll” Casino Night Fundraiser in Long Beach

Event takes place Friday, November 4th from 5 to 9pm, at Hotel Maya

Long Beach, CA – September 20, 2016: The first annual “On A Roll” Casino Night to benefit local nonprofit, Able ARTS Work, will be held Friday, November 4th at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, California. Able ARTS Work (formerly Arts & Services for Disabled) provides lifelong learning through creative arts education, for people of all abilities throughout Los Angeles. This event is open to the public and tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

Tickets are available for $100 per person, which includes appetizers, wine tasting, live entertainment, and starter “funny money” to enjoy traditional casino table games. All profits from ticket sales will benefit Able ARTS Work programs. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase student artwork on site, with 50% of those sales going directly to the artists.

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Arts & Services for Disabled Announces 4th Annual Artbeat for Humanity Gala, COUNT ME IN! Honoring Special Olympics Southern California & President/CEO Bill Shumard

Event will be held June 18th at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach

2016 Celebrated artist Carlos Arredondo

Long Beach, CA – April 15, 2016: Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc. (ASD) is thrilled to announce its 4th Annual Artbeat for Humanity Gala, which will be held on Saturday, June 18th at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. The event, dubbed COUNT ME IN!, is a multi-sensory celebration that encapsulates ASD’s commitment to inclusion, community support and orchestration. During the gala, ASD will honor Special Olympics Southern California and President/CEO Bill Shumard with the Ami & Remo Belli Humanitarian Award, which recognizes local community leaders.

“Our annual gala is always a great celebration for all the senses and this year will be no exception,” said Helen Dolas, founder/CEO of ASD.

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Arts & Services for Disabled (ASD) Student Artwork will be Featured in “Artful Healing” Exhibit at Museum of Latin American Art

ASD will lead dance & drumming workshops during opening reception on Sunday, April 10th

Long Beach, CA – April 8, 2016: On Sunday, April 10th, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will open its “Artful Healing” exhibit with a reception from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The “Artful Healing” exhibit pairs works by local Long Beach artists with pieces from the museum’s permanent collection. Three of the local artists featured include current ASD students, Cristina Mariotta and Dennis Lauterwasser, and Suzanne Doake (now deceased.) MOLAA Founder Robert Gumbiner was a local physician and believer in the restorative powers of art making.

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Margaret DiLorenzo Joins ANEW Board of Directors

Board Recognizes Leadership in Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Sustainability

[Los Angeles, CA – June 8, 2015] Asset Network for Education Worldwide (ANEW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Di Lorenzo MCR, LEED AP, project manager at CBRE, to its Board of Directors. As a leader of sustainable practices in the commercial real estate field and a valuable advocate of community outreach, DiLorenzo’s appointment to the ANEW board is a natural choice.

“I’m happy to be a part of this unique organization, and I look forward to working closely with Rose, the board members and the ANEW team,” says DiLorenzo.

In their collaborative relationship, ANEW and CBRE enjoy the best of both worlds. CBRE brings commercial real estate clients to ANEW for help in liquidating and stewarding surplus, thus boosting corporate social responsibility, as well as charitable organization clients to which ANEW can match surplus.

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Accepting Applications for Summer Internships

Are you a college student interested in a creative career? We have several opportunities to intern with our team of PR professionals this summer.  To apply, simply email us the following information:

Cover Letter – tell us about yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit with Starfish PR.
Resume – We understand your career is just getting off the ground, but we’d love to see what you have been up to.
Examples of Writing – Do you blog, post reviews or write poems and music?  Show us what you’ve got!
Availability this summer.

Email this info to Angela@starfish-pr.com and  we will respond as quickly as possible.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles & Bank of America Complete Home in Partnership with Dorsey Family in Compton

Dorsey Family

Home Dedication Ceremony to be held Thursday, Nov. 20th

Los Angeles, CA – November 17, 2014: Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) have completed the renovation of a home in Compton, CA, which will be dedicated to new homeowner Trenisha Dorsey on Thursday, November 20th. The home was donated by Bank of America to support the affiliate’s efforts to build affordable housing in partnership with hardworking, low-income families in greater Los Angeles.

“Thanks to the donation of these properties by Bank of America, families like Trenisha Dorsey’s are given an opportunity to build stronger foundations and thrive,” says Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA.  “We are extremely grateful to Bank of America and its employees for caring enough to help us build hope, lives and communities in such a meaningful way.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Announces Annual Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program

Donations will Provide Holiday Gifts to 25 Habitat Partner Families

Los Angeles, CA- November 14, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (Habitat LA) Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program was developed to help provide support to families who recently moved into their new Habitat home or received home repair services due to a financial need. Despite the fact that they now have a decent, sustainable and affordable home, many still lack the resources for holiday “extras”. More than half of the families Habitat LA serves earn less than 50% of the County’s area median income. For a family of four, that equates to $40,750 annually. This year’s participants are children, senior citizens, disabled, veteran and military families.

A donation of $250 will sponsor an entire family, but a monetary or gift card donation of any amount will also make a big difference.

“Your generosity fills me with hope and the need to give back.

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More than 800 Volunteers will Help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Transform a Long Beach Neighborhood During Annual Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon

Washington Neighborhood Transformation Begins Nov. 6th through 8th

Los Angeles, CA — November 5, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is pleased to announce its annual Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon (HBAT) will take place Nov. 6-8 in the Washington Neighborhood in the City of Long Beach. Habitat LA will bring together more than 800 volunteers to revitalize the neighborhood.

Follow @HabitatLA and #HBAT14

During the HBAT, volunteers and partner homeowners will be taking part in a long-term strategy to revitalize this community – the Washington Neighborhood. In three days, volunteers will build two new homes, repair six homes for families residing in the neighborhood and provide repairs for four nonprofit organizations – The Long Beach Rescue Mission, Catholic Charities, Un Mundo de Amigos Preschool and The Guidance Center.

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PARALLETEK Expands Engineering Team with Three Strategic Hires

Additions Increase Company’s Commitment to Quality & Service

Santa Fe Springs, CA – October 29, 2014: PARALLELTEK is pleased to announce the appointments of Design Engineers Sheldon Sermonia and Chris Lee, as well as Project Manager David Herrera, to its growing team. Since its founding in 2013, PARALLELTEK has quickly become a competitive AV integrator and the addition of Sermonia, Herrera and Lee will help the company to meet the growing demand for unified technology solutions in the marketplace.

“There is a wealth of opportunity in this industry and to be competitive we need to provide great products, but we must also exceed expectations when it comes to service,” said Anthony Minite, president. “Sheldon, Chris and David are extremely talented and possess the expertise and commitment it takes to over-deliver for our clients. We are thrilled to have them join our growing team.

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