Three New Startups Join The Home Services Market With Big Name Companies, Including BukuNow


Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 12, 2015

While companies like Angie’s List and Yelp.com have attempted to address the home service market, newer startups like BukuNow.com, Thumbtack.com and Amazon.com believe they have the answer to the problem.

Most of these companies offer similar online platforms. While BukuNow.com is the first one-stop on-demand mobile app (iTunes and Android), our mobile technology app is built to make life easier when in need of a service. Mark Dimitrijevic, CEO of BukuNow believes it has come up with the best combination of on-demand service, which also has a local listing; BukuNow helps customers get associated with the best service providers.

The BukuNow app is an active mobile technology, which creates niche for both service providers and customers. Ranging from Car Rental, Transportation, Road Service, Home Service and Pet Service, they made their mobile app user friendly.

Advertising services can be costly, thats why BukuNow is the best way to promote home services, their mobile app technology will turn a company to a service on-demand or simply place the business on local listing for a small monthly fee.

So Who Is BuKuNow?

BukuNow.com is the first one stop on-demand mobile application. Their mobile technology app is built to make life easier when in need of a service, by connecting customers with the best service providers at an instant. See how it works: video.

BukuNow’s Team

BukuNow is a USA based company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Their team is here to help Businesses and Consumers connect easier with each other with their mobile app technology.

The Team focuses on three key areas:

1. Make life easier to search for services around any area

2. Develop the highest quality products and services

3. Be an industry leader and remain at the forefront of mobile app advertising & technology

Thumbtack.com led by Google Capital monetizes by generating leads for service providers. Company lead by Marco Zappacosta, CEO.

Pro.com receives commission off jobs that are created through its site. Company lead by Matt Williams, CEO.

RedBeacon.com Home Depot, Inc is establishing similar online platforms. Company lead by Anthony Rodio, CEO.

Porch.com, Lowes home improvements partner, allows professionals to pay to gain better exposure to homeowners that are searching for home improvement work. Paying pros can get featured billing on Porch.com web pages, see what their competitors are charging for similar jobs and view past work history on certain homes. Company lead by Matt Ehrlichman, CEO.

Amazon.com Amazon Home Services, which provides consumers with a list of vetted and insured professionals to do things like mount a new television. Price quotes and scheduling are available during the checkout process. Company lead by Jeff Bezos, CEO.

Bukunow.com is an active mobile technology, which offers on-demand and local listing services, which also creates niche for both service providers and customers. Ranging from Car Rental, Transportation, Road Service, Home Inspection, Home Service and Pet Service, they made their mobile app user friendly. Company lead by Mark Dimitrijevic, CEO.

Uber.com connecting riders to drivers through their apps, they make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. Company lead by Travis Kalanick, CEO.







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Confidence Plus Insurance Agency Initiates New Charity Campaign To Raise Stroke Awareness And To Support Healings in Motion


Stockton, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2015

Healings in Motion, a remarkable organization dedicated to serving stroke survivors, offers hope to patients, consumers and to those partnering in the health care of those with special needs. The organization also develops compelling educational programs and events that focus on stroke prevention and support post-stroke recovery and those affected by it.

Stroke is still a leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term adult disabilities. 800,000 strokes happen in America every year and about 180,000 of them are reoccurring strokes. Still, 80% of the stroke can be prevented through early recognition and proper responding. Often times when a stroke is occurring the victim cannot identify what is happening. It isnt until after someone else recognizes the physical impairments that a doctor is called.

Healings in Motion will participate in the Brain Walk The F.AS.T. Track to Stroke Awareness on May 16 at the Mcleod Lake Park, University Plaza Waterfront Hotel from 9:00 AM 12:30 PM. The funds raised will help the organization increase stroke awareness and fuel the fight against stroke and long-term disability. Confidence Plus Insurance Agency invites everyone to participate in the walk to raise stroke awareness and to educate themselves on the vital signs and symptoms of strokes. F.A.S.T acronym is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of a stroke. FAST stands for Face, Arms, Speech and Time to Act.

The agency allows customers to donate $ 10 to the cause for each person recommended to the agency for a quote no purchase necessary. Anyone willing to help this campaign can recommend someone they know might need a new insurance evaluation for their auto, home, life, and more.

With agencies in California, Confidence Plus Insurance is employing its social media channels, email and text message communications in the campaign, and dedicating a full page of their monthly magazine to the cause. The electronic version of Our Hometown magazine can be viewed here http://confidenceinsuranceagency.com/Our-Hometown-Magazine_39

Operating as agents of change in the community, Confidence Plus will continue to work with organizations like Healings in Motion. More information about Healings in Motion can be found at http://www.healingsinmotion.org/. Any members of the community can request to be considered for future campaigns through this link: http://confidenceinsuranceagency.com/Submit-A-Community-Cause-Idea_47. Entries are diligently submitted for review, and the elected worthy causes are properly contacted by a representative of Confidence Plus Community Program. More information regarding past and current campaigns supported by Confidence Plus Insurance Agency can be found at http://confidenceinsuranceagency.com/community-cause.

About Confidence Plus Insurance

Confidence Plus understands the importance of building a solid foundation for the future and developing long-lasting customer relationships. Thats why they are committed to offering clients the same level of service they would expect from their own business dealings. When clients leave their office, Confidence Plus staff is indeed confident every individual will feel assured, informed, and satisfied in their insurance choices. To contact an expert at Confidence Plus Insurance, call (209) 323-7474.







Carolina Farm Credit Sows Seeds at Childrens Home of Iredell County


Statesville, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 15, 2015

Volunteers from Carolina Farm Credit spent time constructing and planting raised bed gardens at the Childrens Home of Iredell County. The Childrens Home of Iredell County is located at 487 North Center Street Statesville, NC.

The community project was organized by Jennifer Minton, a Loan Officer from Carolina Farm Credits Statesville Branch, and other employee volunteers included: Sarah Rachels, Johnathan Almond and Scott Robinson of the administrative office; Wanda Harris from the Rural Hal Branch, Donna Dent from the Graham Branch, Ben Cabaniss from Lincolnton, and Maegan Williams from Asheboro.

The Farm Credit team used its time to turn an unused part of the back yard into a raised bed garden that will not only supply the childrens home with fresh vegetables, but the opportunity for the children to learn about agriculture and the foods that they eat.

Carolina Farm Credit has remained committed to promoting and preserving rural America and the communities we serve, and this was just one example of how a group of people coming together can make a great impact in the community, said Sarah Rachels, Human Resources Manager Carolina Farm Credit.

Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 36 branch offices. Other financial services available are credit life insurance, crop insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.

Carolina Farm Credit serves over 9,200 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $ 1.4 billion. The associations territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Marshall, Mocksville, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Wadesboro, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.

Carolina Farm Credit was recognized as a 2015 Best Employer in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) NC State Council and Best Companies Group.

Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are Mark A. Bray, Chairman, Lawsonville; L. Kim Starnes, Vice-Chairman, Salisbury; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; W. Rex Bell, Statesville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.







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Germany Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2015

The report CountryFocus Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape Germany is an essential source of information on and analysis of the healthcare, regulatory and reimbursement landscape in Germany. Germanys increasingly elderly population and its associated disease burden are key drivers of its pharmaceutical market. In 2013, the elderly accounted for 27.1% of the total population, expected to increase at Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.2% to 29.5% in 2020. Complete report available @ http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/countryfocus-healthcare-regulatory-and-reimbursement-landscape-germany-market-report.html .

The report identifies key trends in the countrys healthcare market and provides insights into its demographic, regulatory, and reimbursement landscape and healthcare infrastructure. Most importantly, the report provides valuable insights into the trends and segmentation of its pharmaceutical and medical devices markets.

The pharmaceuticals market was worth $ 54.7 billion in 2008 and is projected to have reached a value of approximately $ 65 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 1.4%. The German medical device market was valued at $ 18.9 billion in 2008 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% to reach $ 34.4 billion in 2020.

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New Objectives Treatment Center Launches Striking New Website

West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

New Objectives Treatment Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, has launched an eye-catching new website that allows easy access to information about recovery services available at the facility. The home pages scrolling photographs of the New Objectives waterfront setting creates an immediate appeal. Looping text boxes with one-click connection to contact information simplify the process of reaching a New Objectives professional by telephone. An easy-to-navigate menu directs visitors to pages detailing treatment programs and to blogs about numerous topics related to recovery. The content caters to men, women and families who are seeking treatment for themselves or for loved ones.

At the bottom of each page, readers can click on links to frequently asked questions about substance abuse recovery treatment, such as what to say to family members and employers about entering a treatment program, costs and insurance, meals and nutrition while in treatment and what to bring. The FAQ page also gives an overview of regulations at New Objectives, such as use of telephones, laptops and other electronic devices, spending money and medications.

Our new website helps us meet several goals in providing information to the public about what New Objectives has to offer, said Juan Harris, Executive Director of New Objectives Treatment Center. When visitors come to our home page, they will see beautiful images of our location, but even more importantly, the home page puts calls to action front and center. Frequently people who are investigating possibilities for rehab have a sense of urgency. Our home page makes it easy for the reader to look further and see more. We also wanted to make our website readily accessible on mobile devices. We also optimized the site for responsiveness to handhelds and tablets. We are pleased with the design, including the primary color and the simplicity of layout.

New Objectives is founded by a team of clinical experts in a variety of behavioral health disciplines, including social work, counseling, medicine and recovery coaching. By cooperating in a multi-disciplinary approach to recovery, the leadership team coordinates evidence-based treatment plans specifically geared to individual needs. Operating on the motto The Right Thing at the Right Time in the Right Way to Move People and Concerned Others Toward Recovery and a Life They Love, the professional staff at New Objectives works with each client and the clients family members to establish long-term personal recovery.

Our commitment is to minimize the chances of relapse by providing therapy, counseling and resources that will lead clients to a balanced lifestyle, adds Harris. We provide individual therapy, as well as specific group therapy. We use recreation and art as a way for our clients to tap into their innermost feelings and to recognize their strengths. We especially recognize the importance of family involvement and family commitment to recovery. We understand that addiction affects not only the user, but family, friends and employers. We provide intervention services, and once a client enters treatment, we help the family learn and practice ways to provide compassionate understanding without enabling.

About New Objectives

New Objectives is a luxury treatment center located in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida. Guests of the treatment center will find a staff of caring, compassionate individuals who have clients’ best interests in mind. New Objectives offers the highest quality of care, and is fully licensed by the state of Florida. The goal of the treatment center is to make sure clients have the tools and support they need to fully recover. New Objectives is located at 8144 Okeechobee Boulevard. To learn more about New Objectives, visit http://newobjectives.com







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Where’s the Podcast?

Hi –

If you came to this page looking for the Short Cummings Audio presents Happily Domesticated podcast, I’m afraid you’ve arrived too late. After four-and-a-half years of production and distribution, I made the decision to shut down the show.

(To be honest, since April of 2010 it’s been re-runs, so it wasn’t too big a jump from that to a total shut down.)

For those of you confused by the first two paragraphs…a little explanation. This blog is the companion to an audio program called Happily Domesticated. That sounds really cool, but it was mostly just me reading the essays into a computer. So if you didn’t stumble across that while it was running…you didn’t miss any of the content…just my voice.

If you want to get in touch with me, post a comment below. I get notified of all of them and I’d love to hear from you.

For those of you — too many to name, but you know who you are — who contributed to the podcast experience; thank you. You made it a wonderful ride!

To those of you who still want access to the material, the essays are all here on the site for your reading pleasure. If there’s something you remember, but can’t find … let me know. I’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.

I’m busy with other writing projects right now and when the time is right, I’ll post information here.

With fond regards,
KC

19 Responses to Where’s the Podcast?

  1. Cooper Coleman

    Kind of feel like I lost a friend…

  2. David Harrison

    Hi Kevin,
    Thanks for riding with my family and I to church each week over the last 4 years. We really appreciated you clean humor. We will miss it. I still have archives of a lot of your shows and we will no doubt listen to them again. It was refreshing to be able to depend on you for humor without the offensive language that a lot of the other comedy show contain.

    Bless you in your future endeavors. – The Harrison Family

  3. Thanks for the last 4 years. My blog, BDGJM, would not exist without your inspiration and mentorship. I will miss your podcasts but I know your projects will be met with success.

    Shane

  4. Thanks Shane. I’m glad I could be part of your journey as a writer…and I really enjoy your blog!

  5. I’m sorry to hear this. I enjoyed listening to your stories even when they were the reruns. Any plans for any new audio projects or to someday put the audio back up? Either as an archive or even a purchasable dvd?

    • Glad you enjoyed listening. At the moment, I don’t have a place to host an archive, but I’ll give some thought to compiling them into a single disc. The files come to a little over 1 GB, so it would be easy to get ‘em all on a DVD.

  6. I’m sorry to hear this, but glad we got 200 excellent episodes and a year of reruns of some of the favorites. Can’t wait to see what’s next for the KLC media empire.

  7. Hey Kevin, sorry to see it go. Have you heard of a site called HearABlog.com ? Maybe there’s an opportunity for them to read your stories instead. Just a thought. Be well.

  8. Hey Kevin! Sorry to see you go. You’re a big part of my podcasting experience, too. Gonna miss you.

  9. Sergey Stopkevych

    Hello Kevin. I came across your podcast series just in the end of the last year. I was so astonished by your clean, sparkling and intelligent humor, that spent two days downloading your essays, and then, for the last several months I’ve enjoyed my driving to work more than ever, shocking people around by insane happiness on my facial expression, especially in the morning. I am Ukrainian and my mother tongue is Russian. I like Russian literature very much and love powerful Russian language. It’s ways different from English, not just by words, you know. Listening to your podcast, I want to thank you for amazing language you made me feel, and, what is much more for the humor which proves that there are like-minded people all over the world despite the language they speak or country they live. I recommended your essays to all my friends who know or learn English and they were astonished as well. That’s really a pity you stopped podcasting, and the only excuse might be that the novel you are co-authoring will be an outstanding one. Good luck!
    Sergey.

    • Thank you Sergey. Your kind words are a gift to me.

      My writing partner and I are revising the novel. (Although, my partner is a much better writer than I am.) And we will annouce it in this space when it is available.

  10. i hope you find a solution to archive the podcast somewhere (and get some money for your good work). My French students liked them.

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