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Artisan Business Group hosts EB-5 Alternative Finance Seminar in Washington DC October 15, 2012

Artisan Business Group hosts EB-5 Alternative Finance Seminar in Washington DC October 15, 2012










Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 25, 2012

Artisan Business Group Inc., is hosting an EB-5 investment seminar where EB-5 regional centers, commercial real estate developers and capital-seeking businesses won’t want to miss, in Washington, DC, October 15, 2012. The EB-5 workshop at Courtyard Arlington Crystal City Hotel/Reagan National Airport will exclusively focus on EB-5 regional center activities, project marketing and investor procurement in China and Korea.

The one day event will feature an honorary guest and speaker Mr. Charles Wang, Co-founder and CEO of GreenTech Automotive. The GTA has recently opened its manufacturing facility in Mississippi. GTA successfully raised EB-5 funding in China and other foreign countries. The GTA project is one of the very few manufacturing-related EB-5 programs that has successfully utilized EB-5 finance and created hundreds of American jobs in the U.S. Mr. Wang will share his personal story and insights of raising EB-5 capital for an All-American manufacturing plant in the state of Mississippi. Angelique Brunner, President of EB-5 Capital, will also be speaking at the event. Ms. Brunner is responsible for sourcing and structuring all projects for EB-5 Capital, including the Marriott Convention Center hotels and City Market at O Street Market in Washington, D.C, as well as the Sugarbush Ski Resort in Vermont.

Other VIP speakers include Brian Su, Artisan Business Group, Inc.; Jeff Carr, Economic & Policy Resources, Inc.; Kate Kalmykov & Steve Anpoell, Greenberg Traurig; Victor Shum, JMBM; Hong Yu, Wailian Overseas Group; Michael Gibson, USAdvisors.org; John Jiang, Micon International, John Li, EB5Supermarket, and David Hirson, Fragomen.

The EB-5 program— on which Mr. Su’s consultations are centered– creates potential for U.S. businesses and project developers to tap into foreign capital sources that would otherwise be difficult to come by. The program, which is also referred to as the “Immigrant Investor Program,” is a 1990 initiative of Congress that seeks to stimulate the U.S. economy and job market through foreign investment. In return, foreign investors with high net worth are rewarded with a desirable green card alternative. Throughout the life of the program, billions of dollars of foreign investment have flowed into the U.S., much of which has come from China. With its growing economy and increasing wealth, China continues to provide a reliable source of foreign capital for U.S. developers. “China’s Private Wealth Report 2011,” published by China Merchants Bank, shows that Chinese interests in oversea immigration and real estate are growing. The publication also notes that approximately 27% of Chinese billionaires have been involved in emigration investment. The interest wealthy Chinese show in investing abroad, combined with the EB-5 program, provide a win-win solution that connects high net-worth Chinese individuals with U.S. businesses and developers needing financial backing. Individuals or business seeking funding specifically for real estate development projects are great candidates for the program.

For more information and registration regarding the DC EB-5 seminar, please visit: http://www.EB5NewsBlog.org


Press Contact:

Mr. Tyler McKay

(217) 899-6661

Artisan Business Group, Inc.

http://www.EB5NewsBlog.org

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Mary Washington Healthcare Nurse Wins National Spirit of Women Healthcare Hero Award

Mary Washington Healthcare Nurse Wins National Spirit of Women Healthcare Hero Award











MWHC Chief Nursing Officer, Marianna Bedway (left), Gail Perkins (right) 2012 Spirit of Women National Healthcare Hero

Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

At the local Spirit of Women Awards hosted by Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) in May, Gail Perkins, was named Regional Spirit of Women Healthcare Hero, along with a Young Person Role Model and Community Hero. As the regional winner, Perkins qualified to be in the running for the national award, along with other regional Healthcare Heroes throughout the country. On Thursday, June 14, Gail Perkins began her reign as the 2012 National Spirit of Women Healthcare Hero.

Gail was nominated locally for her dedication to the health and safety of women in the Fredericksburg region through her efforts in the Mary Washington Healthcare Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program and her advocacy for women and children who have been victims of sexual violence.

Gail’s nomination addresses how she has actively pursued the development of the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center in Spotsylvania, VA—a child-friendly facility where children of abuse can go to be interviewed, receive forensic exams. Safe Harbor also provides community services for counseling and therapy to assist children in their healing process. She also works hard to educate other MWHC Emergency Department staff on recognizing the signs of abuse and knowing the right steps to take when abuse is identified.

In July, Gail will be honored nationally for her service at the Spirit of Women National Executive Meeting Breakfast in Boca Raton, Florida.























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Brian Cole of Building Communities Dispels Myths on Regional Sustainability Planning at Washington DC Conference

Brian Cole of Building Communities Dispels Myths on Regional Sustainability Planning at Washington DC Conference












Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 30, 2011

Cities, counties, and regions that are seeking long-term solutions that balance job creation with transportation efficiency and housing solutions are conducting regional sustainability planning in 45 regions across America. Economic development expert Brian Cole spoke to a national audience in Washington DC about how communities—especially rural areas—need to dispel negative myths about regional sustainability planning designed to stop further such efforts.

Brian Cole, President of Building Communities, a community and economic development strategic planning company, has broadened his approach to rural economic development strategic planning in 2011 to encompass the Livability Principles—six measures that help communities take a long-term look at land use planning. The broader approach allows rural regions to conduct regional sustainability planning in a manner that makes sense for rural America.

Brian Cole’s approach introduces 11 very specific and “doable” rural initiatives including: 1) new or expanded transit services interconnecting rural communities, 2) affordable housing development strategically situated to benefit rural communities, 3) targeted mixed-use development projects combining housing, services, and work opportunities, 4) proactive zoning to facilitate growth, 5) health and fitness walking path systems/promotional campaigns urging pedestrian and bicycle transportation activity, 6) sustainable local foods initiatives and farmers markets, 7) forest stewardship initiatives, 8) energy conservation activities , 9) establishment of arts and crafts coops, 10) green jobs initiatives, and 11) strategic use of treated wastewater.

“Regional sustainability planning is equally important to rural communities as it is to urban and suburban communities,” says Brian Cole. “This planning approach just needs to be calibrated to the needs, capacities, and opportunities that rural communities have.”

Regional sustainability planning has come under attack from people that are concerned that it is rooted in even broader objectives to formulate policies that diminish private property rights and advance international environmental policies that may impact natural resource management decisions.

“I am aware of these concerns, but the fact is that these worries have nothing to do with the actual planning that is being done,” says Brian Cole. “Rural regional sustainability planning is really focused upon creating rural jobs so that people can sustain their way of life. Once we have this as the basis for moving forward, communities consider the 11 rural sustainability initiatives and only move forward with the initiatives that make sense for them. Rural communities take charge of their own future.”

Brian Cole’s Building Communities approach is far more objective than traditional strategic planning, as it introduces 25 economic development strategies in addition to Sustainability-Focused Development as the centerpiece for how communities can take charge of their future. Communities only select strategies that they can succeed with based upon certain key success factors. Brian Cole has also developed a list of key success factors for each of the 11 sustainability initiatives.

“This country needs to stop its needless arguing, and roll up its sleeves and get to work focused upon solutions,” says Cole. “Regional sustainability planning is one of the top programs around to get America moving again.”

About Building Communities: Building Communities is an economic development strategic planning company assisting communities throughout the United States to envision and enact their future through unique, proprietary methods and software that expedites the ability of communities to select strategies that they can succeed with to create jobs and improve their overall quality of life. President, Author, and community and economic development expert Brian Cole, brings 25 years of experience in planning and implementing successful projects, initiatives, and strategies. Find out more at the Building Communities website or read the blog.

About Brian Cole: Brian Cole has 25 years of experience in planning and implementing economic development projects, initiatives, and strategies as a local and state official, county commissioner, and as a private sector consultant and author. More on Brian can be found at http://www.buildingcommunities.us/brian-cole-economic-development-expert.html.

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Asia Foundation Releases “Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People” at Kabul, Washington, New York, and London Events

Asia Foundation Releases “Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People” at Kabul, Washington, New York, and London Events











The Asia Foundation to release findings from “Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People”

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2011

On November 15, The Asia Foundation will release findings from “Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People” – the broadest and most comprehensive public opinion poll in the country covering all 34 provinces. Candid, first-hand data was gleaned from face-to-face interviews with 6,300 Afghan citizens on a variety of contemporary issues, including security, corruption, women’s rights, the economy, development, and the Taliban. Survey launch events are scheduled for November 15 in Kabul, and in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Institute of Peace, November 18 in New York, and November 22 in London.

Join The Asia Foundation’s president, David D. Arnold, along with our experts Tariq Osman, Sunil Pillai, and Sheilagh Henry for panel discussions in Washington, D.C. and New York. V. Bruce J. Tolentino, country representative in Afghanistan, and Fazel Rabi Haqbeen will lead the presentation in Kabul.

This marks the seventh in the Foundation’s series of surveys in Afghanistan; taken together, the surveys provide a barometer of Afghan public opinion over time. The findings help inform leaders, scholars, and the policymaking community focused on the region. The survey is an independent product of the Foundation, with funding support provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The complete survey report will be available at http://asiafoundation.org/ag2011poll. Please also visit our website for a summary of key findings, frequently asked questions (FAQs), multimedia offerings. We welcome you to interact with us on Facebook at: facebook.com/AsiaFoundation and on Twitter at: @Asia_Foundation.

About The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance, law, and civil society; women’s empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. Drawing on nearly 60 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research.

With 18 offices throughout Asia, an office in Washington, DC, and its headquarters in San Francisco, the Foundation addresses these issues on both a country and regional level. In 2010, the Foundation provided more than $ 98 million in program support and distributed nearly one million books and journals valued at over $ 42 million.

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Announcing Washington, D.C.’s First Global Light Festival October 29 – November 1, 2009

Announcing Washington, D.C.’s First Global Light Festival October 29 – November 1, 2009












Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) October 18, 2009

Living the Miracle hosts a four-day Global Light Festival that features advocates for spiritual evolution and global change. New paradigm leaders will share strategies and solutions in the areas of health and wellness, energetic and sound healing, children and families, and sustainable living.The Festival will be hosted from October 29 – November 1, 2009 at the McLean Hilton Hotel, 7920 Jones Branch Dr, McLean, VA 22102.

Living the Miracle hosts a four-day Global Light Festival that features advocates for spiritual evolution and global change. New paradigm leaders will share strategies and solutions in the areas of health and wellness, energetic and sound healing, children and families, and sustainable living.The Festival will be held at the McLean Hilton Hotel, 7920 Jones Branch Dr, McLean, VA 22102.

The Global Light Festival (GLF) beacons to those who are called to come together as one to create the next evolution of humanity and a world that will support it. The Festival highlights a forum that engages everyone in one question: How do we want to live? This first Festival is one of many to be held globally.

The Festival speakers and panels are organized around learning tracks: Mind and Heart, Health and Well being, Children and Families, New Paradigm Governing Structures, and The World and our Power to Transform. The first two days of the Festival will host presenters on a variety of self-help, quality of life, and global topics. A concert on Thursday evening will feature sound healers and musicians from the local area. From Friday evening through Sunday, the organizers will model emerging community-building practices that are revolutionizing health care, education, the nurturing of children, social systems and governance. These practices honor the voice of the individual, which serve to strengthen the collective voice of the people.

The Global Light Festival is the work of Living the Miracle (LTM): A Center for New Paradigm Leadership, Alliance and Global Network. The LTM grew from the work of Carol Fitzpatrick and Mark Torgeson. Fitzpatrick is a visionary and advocate for a new form of global activism. She is the author of two books, Fear Not My Child and A Call to Remember. Her platform of teaching new paradigm leaders how to live in the flow of joy has evolved from a grassroots wake-up call into an international network of people working together to shift global consciousness. Mark Torgeson is a healer and musician. The use of energetic and sound healing is the foundational support for aiding individuals to heal and transform the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual body, which is an integral part of the Center’s activities.

“I have learned that when we open our heart and honor all beings everywhere, not only do we transform our own lives but others benefit from the change as well,” says Fitzpatrick.

By mid-2008, the Living the Miracle Global Alliance was birthed through the collective voice of new paradigm leaders that supported one another for bringing about peaceful, harmonious change to the world’s social, political, environmental, educational and environmental systems. To find out more about the Living the Miracle Center, Alliance and Global Network, visit http://www.livingthemiracle.org.

Net proceeds from the Global Light Festival support the funding of Global Light Centers (healing and leadership centers), which will serve as central hubs for new paradigm communities. The centers and their surrounding communities will leverage the highest and best collective force of human, green, and healing technologies for living together as one. To learn more about the Festival, visit http://www.globallightfestival.org. To learn more about Living the Miracle, visit http://www.livingthemiracle.org.

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Washington State Considering New Toxic Chemical Rules

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Under new rules just proposed by the state of Washington, many manufacturing and retail giants—the Associated Press (AP) named Johnson & Johnson, Mattel Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, for example—would be mandated to report the inclusion of some dangerous toxins in toys, cosmetics, jewelry, apparel, and other items. A list of 59 chemicals, including cadmium, formaldehyde, benzene, […]

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Earley-Anderson transition preps DTE for future: COO takes reins, Earley involved in Washington

Earley-Anderson transition preps DTE for future: COO takes reins, Earley involved in Washington
Amy Lane – LANSING — Anthony Earley Jr. and Gerard Anderson have worked together nearly 17 years. And the two men, once hired within months of each other and now leading DTE Energy Co. , say their working relationship will continue as an executive transition that’s been in progress for about the last year and a half places Anderson as the new CEO, a post Earley has held since 1998. “Any leader …

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