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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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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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PARALLELTEK Increases Support for ANEW by Becoming a Sustaining Sponsor

Santa Fe Springs, CA – June 4, 2014: PARALLELTEK is pleased to announce that it has raised its level of support for nonprofit, ANEW (Asset Network for Education Worldwide) from Patron Sponsor to Sustaining Sponsor. ANEW is a public nonprofit organization dedicated to stewarding surplus furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) for donation to underserved communities.

“We are thrilled to elevate our level of giving and relationship with ANEW,” says Anthony Minite, President of PARALELTEK. “What ANEW has been able to accomplish in the past nine years is extraordinary and it’s an honor for us to be in a position to help them continue their great work.”

PARALLELTEK President Anthony Minite has been a supporter of ANEW since its inception nine years ago and also serves as the Chairman of the board of directors for the organization.

Minite co-founded PARALLETEK in 2013 and immediately signed on as a Patron sponsor.

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ANEW Announces New Sponsorship Support from Goodwill and Increased Support from PARALLELTEK and Antea Group

Goodwill Southern California Joins as a Patron Sponsor 

PARALLELTEK Increases Support at Sustaining Sponsor 

Antea Group, USA, Increases Support at Patron Sponsor

Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2014: ANEW is pleased to announce a new Patron Sponsor, Goodwill Southern California, as well as an increase in support from current sponsors PARALLELTEK and Antea Group, USA. Santa Fe Springs-based technology company PARALLELTEK is raising its level of support from Patron Sponsor to Sustaining Sponsor. Antea Group, USA is also moving its level of sponsorship from Alchemist Sponsor to Patron Sponsor.

“The support from these amazing companies is truly astounding and I am humbled by their commitment to our mission,” says Rose Tourje, founder & president of ANEW.

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ANEW Receives Los Angeles County Green Leadership Award

Los Angeles, CA – April 22, 2014: Asset Network for Education Worldwide (ANEW) was awarded the Green Leadership Award in the nonprofit category today for its outstanding efforts to improve environmental sustainability, which benefits the community and the residents of Los Angeles County. The award was presented during the Board of Supervisors meeting as part of the Los Angeles County observance of Earth Week. A reception was held from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration prior to the presentation of the award. In attendance to receive the award was the ANEW team including board members Ron Burkhardt and Yong Wong.

“Today our team of dedicated professionals will pause and take stock of the collective effort we call doing at ANEW,” says Rose Tourje, founder and president, ANEW. “When others take stock of our doing, they marvel at the courage, passion and skill required to build our organization over the past nine years.

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PARALLELTEK Joins Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce & Supports 49th Annual Golf Classic as Bronze Sponsor

Santa Fe Springs, CA – April 15, 2014:  PARALLELTEK, a provider of communications technology solutions, is pleased to announce it has joined the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce.  In the company’s first show of support, it signed on as a Bronze sponsor for the Chamber’s premiere community event, the 49th Annual Chamber Golf Classic, held Monday, April 14, 2014.   Team PARALLELTEK, led by President Anthony Minite, also participated in the event and was thrilled to take home the first place trophy.

“The Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the business community and it’s an honor to be a member,” said Minite.  “The Chamber helps the market grow, and as business leaders it’s our responsibility to support those efforts so that our community will be more prosperous.”

The services provided by PARALLELTEK cultivate communication between employees, clients, and workplace technology.

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PARALLELTEK Welcomes Roy Andries and Efrain Gastelum to its Growing Team of IT and AV Specialists

Santa Fe Springs, CA – April 1, 2014: PARALLELTEK, a provider of communications technology solutions, is pleased to announce the appointments of Roy Andries as a Project Design Engineer and Efrain Gastelum as Director of Integrated Technologies. Andries’ focus is AV integration design and video collaboration technologies. Gastelum is responsible for customer-facing technology needs and facilitating all the integrated technologies within the workplace.

“Roy and Efrain possess the leadership and drive that is essential for the growth of PARALLELTEK and we are thrilled to have such talented engineers on our team,” said Anthony Minite, president of PARALLELTEK. “I am confident that their combined expertise and experience is going to help us raise the bar for our industry and enable us to exceed our customers’ expectations.

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Rock Macke Joins ANEW Board of Directors

Board Recognizes Leadership in Commercial Real Estate and Community Outreach

[Pasadena, CA – March 06, 2013]  Asset Network for Education Worldwide (ANEW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rock Macke, Director of Global Real Estate Operations, Resources Global Professionals (RGP), to its Board of Directors. As a leader in integrated sustainable practices in the commercial real estate field, Macke’s appointment to the ANEW board is a natural choice.

Macke’s comprehensive approach integrating cost, site selection and design, brand identity and sustainability is a natural fit with ANEW. “Serving on the ANEW Board is truly a privilege and honor! Their mission has been near and dear to my heart – long before I had even heard of ANEW,” says Macke. “My participation with ANEW is just another example of the universe unfolding as it should.

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ANEW “Landfill to Libraries” Initiative Provides Repurposed Furniture and New Carpeting for a Sixth Library Being Built in Chihuahua, Mexico

Donated Items will be Loaded into a 53-Foot Tractor Trailer at the ANEW Warehouse on Monday, Dec. 16th

La Puente, CA – December 11, 2013: Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) is preparing to send several tons of much-needed materials to help complete a new library in Mexico, in collaboration with USGBC-LA and WIJABA through the Landfill to Libraries project.  On Monday, December 16th, 2013, a 53’ tractor trailer at the ANEW warehouse in La Puente will be loaded with repurposed furniture, desks, tables, bookcases, and new carpeting for library #6 in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

ANEW Founder Rose Tourje developed the Landfill to Libraries initiative in collaboration with Dr. Jorge Partida of United States Green Building Council Los Angeles (USGBC-LA); James Owens of The World is Just a Book Away (WIJABA); and Bruce Berton, ANEW Senior Advisor.

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How a Carpet Manufacturer was Featured on NBC’s The Biggest Loser

This is one of my most favorite stories to tell about why we advise our clients to blog and tell their story through digital content.

I was first introduced to Bentley Prince Street when they came on as a sponsor for the 2007 Jimmy Carter Work Project with my client, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.  They were a “green” carpet company donating carpet for the new homes we were building that week.  I admired them, so when they contacted me for their own PR needs a couple years later I jumped at the chance.

For three and half years we helped them tell their stories, and there were many.  As a carpet company they were well known in the industry, but Los Angeles needed to know more about how this local company was not only providing hundreds of jobs and giving back to the community, it was working hard to make the lives of their employees better and healthier!

We consistently promoted the fact that this company provided a 5,000 sq. ft.

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