Business Districts News Hollywood Piano Named One of World’s Top 100 Music Stores From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 2:15 pm Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Top of the News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Business News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Hollywood Piano in Burbank has been named one of the world’s Top 100 musical instrument and product retailers for the 2nd time. The global association for the music products industry, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), will formally present Hollywood Piano with the Top 100 honor during the industry’s upcoming trade event, Summer NAMM in Nashville.“Wow, what an honor. We’re passionate about providing our community with a quality resource for music making, music education and performances in our recital hall. It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts by our industry” said Glenn Treibitz president & CEO of Hollywood Piano.The Top 100 designation recognizes:• A demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service• Proven community advocacy and support for music education• An exemplary retail experience worth returning for and recommending to others• Merchandising and marketing tactics that encourage repeat sales• Sound planning for future success, employing marketing and training initiatives• Engaging and effective use of web and social mediaHollywood Piano is also under consideration to receive the Dealer of the Year award, NAMM’s highest honor for retailers, and seven other “Best of” awards including: Best Store Design, Best Marketing and Sales Promotion, Best Online Engagement, Music Makes a Difference Award, Best Emerging Dealer, Best Store Turnaround and Best Customer Service. Winners of these categories, as well as Dealer of the Year, will be announced at the July 10 award ceremony in Nashville.Businesses vying for Top 100 status are evaluated for a sound business model, resourceful approaches, and effective implementation of best practices. A panel of independent judges scores each entry to determine the Top 100. Dubbed the ‘retail Oscars’ by Music Inc. magazine, NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights the industry’s very best music product retailers.“The music retailers honored with NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer status are those working hard to create positive musical experiences for everyone from those just learning to experienced musicians,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “Hollywood Piano is an important ambassador for making music in Southern California and exemplifies the passion for making music that unites us all.”About NAMMThe National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,900 member companies located in 100 countries. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation’s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan.For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.For more information on this press release visit www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-604820.htm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.
54SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Americans are living right on the edge — at least when it comes to financial planning.Approximately 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts and 21% don’t even have a savings account, according to a new survey of more than 5,000 adults conducted this month by Google Consumer Survey for personal finance website GOBankingRates.com. “It’s worrisome that such a large percentage of Americans have so little set aside in a savings account,” says Cameron Huddleston, a personal finance analyst for the site. “They likely don’t have cash reserves to cover an emergency and will have to rely on credit, friends and family, or even their retirement accounts to cover unexpected expenses.”This is supported by a similar survey of 1,000 adults carried out earlier this year by personal finance site Bankrate.com, which also found that 62% of Americans have no emergency savings for things such as a $1,000 emergency room visit or a $500 car repair. Faced with an emergency, they say they would raise the money by reducing spending elsewhere (26%), borrowing from family and/or friends (16%) or using credit cards (12%). And among those who had savings prior to 2008, 57% said they’d used some or all of their savings in the Great Recession, according to a U.S. Federal Reserve survey of over 4,000 adults released last year. continue reading »
… Lindeners asked to respect synthetic track siteAS construction works progress on the eight-lane synthetic track at Wismar, Linden, Region 10, contractors have reported multiple incidents of theft occurring at the Bayroc Community Centre ground site, according to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency. The disappointing reports started since activation of construction in January 2019. The project, which is in the third of its four phases, has been minimally hindered by the loss of a quantity of building materials. These include drainage pipes, sand, security fencing, crusher-run, stone, steel rods, fuel, truck batteries and even security lights.The Ministry of the Presidency, Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport remains disappointed by the actions of some residents, as these reflect poorly on the Bayroc community, Linden and Guyana as a whole.The Ministry wishes to remind Lindeners that the synthetic track project is a massive multi-million-dollar investment geared at enhancing the community’s athletes.Once operational, the state-of-the-art facility will undoubtedly attract multiple developments for Linden and its people. As a result, the Ministry expects residents to respect and treasure the facility.The matter has been reported to the police and security reinforcements have been installed.Regrettably, as a precautionary measure, residents of Linden are asked to desist traversing the site. This restriction is being implemented as a means of maintaining the integrity of ongoing works.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A former central bank governor is calling for Caribbean countries to give up their individual currencies and adopt the United States dollar.Would eliminate domestic currency depreciation Dr. DeLeslie Worrell, the former governor of the Central bank of Barbados, told a conference organized by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) earlier this week that switching to the US currency would essentially eliminate the threat of domestic currency depreciation and with it, the resulting possible disruptions to economic stability.He said there was no time like the present to switch to US currency, noting that the process is not as difficult as some people may imagine.Two-prong processWorrell suggested a two-prong process, which involves physically purchasing US notes and coins as well as digital frameworks.“The local currencies can be entirely redeemed by the Central Bank by purchasing and importing US currency notes and coins using their existing foreign reserve balances. Central banks and monetary authorities in the Caribbean all have foreign reserves sufficient to purchase US notes and coins to replace the full issue of local currency at the prevailing exchange rate,” he said, adding that most Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have the requisite foreign reserves to facilitate the recommended dollarization process.“All deposits and other liabilities of the banking system are held in digital record and that an equal amount of credit and other assets would also be held in digital record. All that would be required for these balances, is to convert both sides of the balance sheet from local currency to US currency at the prevailing exchange rate.”There has been widespread speculation here that the Barbados dollar could be devalued and in his presentation, Worrell addressed the situation.“Domestic currency depreciation brings challenges that inhibit the country’s economic development prospects. It undermines investor confidence. It undermines investor confidence because prospective investors know that devaluation would be inflationary and would trigger increases in import cost as well as unease and unrest in the labor force.“The threat of devaluation also leads to capital flight as businesses and wealthy individuals switch to the US dollar value system,” said Worrell, arguing that the recurring threat of domestic currency depreciation also widens the disparity in income distribution.