Mission Statement Makeover for Accounting Firm Celebrating 65 Years

Santa Mopnica, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2015

In the spirit of celebrating its 65th anniversary, Gumbiner Savett Inc. unveiled new company mission and vision statements, and core values. After polling staff about the firms defining characteristics, the partners took the findings and revamped its previous statement.

As the year continues, the goal is to make these statementsand what they representa part of firm culture, said Managing Director Michael Savoy.

The firm chose to roll out the statements and values in January to ring in the New Year, welcome new staff and kick-off the year-long anniversary festivities. The goal of the firm in shaping the new language was to clearly define the purpose of all work provided, while taking into account the overall spirit of the firm and its practitioners.

The statements speak for themselves as to the importance we place on client service and our staff, said Clare Sataloff, HR Director. We have already started to incorporate these concepts into our recruiting and marketing materials.

Following are the new Mission and Visions statements and Core Values description:

MISSION: The purpose of our work is to enrich our clients lives by facilitating the achievement of their financial objectives and providing career fulfillment for our employees.

VISION: We are dedicated to being the preeminent assurance, tax and business advisory firm for growth-oriented businesses, middle market enterprises and high-net worth individuals in Southern California.


A PROACTIVE UNIFIED TEAM – We take the initiative to provide optimal results for you.

A SOLUTIONS-CENTRIC APPROACH TO SERVICE We assess your needs and understand your unique objectives so that we can deliver the right solution.

A PLEDGE TO PROVIDE MARKET-LEADING SERVICE We harness collective wisdom, technical experience and advanced resources for you.

A PROMISE OF RELIABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY – We are here when you need us and stand behind everything we do.

A COMMITMENT TO CREATING ENDURING PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS – We will be your life-long advisor and trusted ally.

About Gumbiner Savett Inc.

Gumbiner Savett Inc., is a full-service accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Santa Monica, and ranks among the top 15 largest firms in Los Angeles.

We are dedicated to being the preeminent assurance, tax and business advisory firm for growth oriented businesses, middle market enterprises and high-net worth individuals in Southern California. In addition to traditional private and public company accounting and tax services, we specialize in general business consulting, estate and trust planning, fraud examination studies, litigation support, business services and bookkeeping.

Gumbiner Savett Inc. is an independent member firm of BKR International.

The firm employs over 120 professionals in Southern California. http://www.gscpa.com

Auto Insurance Rates for Full Coverage Policies Now Promoted by National Companies at Insurer Portal Online

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

Adults who have an immediate need to review or purchase more than liability insurance coverage for a motor vehicle can now use the Quotes Pros website online. There are now sorted auto insurance rates for full coverage policies that are provided by agencies in all states at http://quotespros.com/auto-insurance.html.

The coverage plans that adults will have access this year are offered in almost all areas of the country. To make it even easier to locate policy rates, a zip code can now be supplied to generate only a listing of companies that promote full coverage protection for a U.S. or foreign produced motor vehicle.

“Our website provides coverage rates for many of the most common policies that adults request from insurers each year,” said one Quotes Pros rep.

The network of nationwide companies that appears inside of the Quotes Pros company databases now promotes more than full coverage vehicle insurance plans. Because some drivers need protection that exceeds what full coverage offers, motorists now have a direct way to find affordable high risk coverage.

“Car owners who use our portal do not supply our company with names, license numbers of vehicle information in exchange for using our free finder,” said the rep.

The Quotes Pros company recently added providers that offer life insurance and homeowner insurance plans on a national level to its finder tool online. Adults can now use the portal in 2015 to find accurate rates for coverage at http://quotespros.com/life-insurance.html.

About QuotesPros.com

The QuotesPros.com company has one of the only open portals to research listings of insurers in the U.S. to find out price data and other details on the web. The company has maintained its zip code search tool for the past two years. The QuotesPros.com company routinely adds providers to its open database of companies to allow faster web searches for all formats of insurance.

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Hearts and Helmets Star-Studded Celebrity Poker Tournament Hosted By Jim McMahon and Chris Moneymaker Returns To Arizona

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 23, 2015

Dozens of celebrities and athletes are going to be hitting the gaming tables to raise public awareness and funds to support Every Kids Counts. The charity poker tournament and casino event kicks off at noon, Saturday, January 31st at a private residence in Scottsdale, AZ. This exclusive event leading up to the big game is produced by Dream Dealers and Pro Player Insiders.

NFL Icon Jim McMahon and 2003 World Series of Poker Champion (WSOP) Chris Moneymaker are hosting the celebrity filled Hearts and Helmets Charity Poker Tournament.

Three time Super Bowl champion former Oakland/LA Raider, Henry Lawrence will perform during the VIP reception.

This fun-filled, interactive fundraiser will also provide an unforgettable evening of charitable casino gaming, silent and live auctions, raffles, premium cocktails, and delicious cuisine. Prizes include tickets to the Big Game at the University of Phoenix Stadium, WSOP entries, cruise vacations, dinners with celebrities, autographed memorabilia, plasma TVs and invitations to exclusive events. The real winners of the night will be the designated charities and causes.

Among those confirmed to participate, subject to availability, are Warren Sapp (former NFL), Darnell Dockett (Cardinals), Jay Novacek (former NFL), Andre Reed (NFL Hall of Famer), CeCe Peniston (award winning singer), Tim Brown (former NFL), Marcellus Wiley (NFL/ESPN), Calais Campbell (Cardinals), Shelly Duncan (MLB), Chris Duncan (MLB), Jeni Summers (model), Miss Black USA Arizona (2015), Marvin Young MC Young (Grammy Winner), Will Lowery (Golf Channel), Steve Weatherford (Giants), Demetrius McCray (Jaguars), Kenny Stills (Saints), Tony Jefferson (Cardinals), Major Wright (Buccaneers), Sean Baker (Falcons), Kevin Special K Daley (Harlem Globetrotters), and more.

Every poker table will feature a celebrity and/or athlete. Poker players begin with $ 10,000 in chips and the Texas Holdem tournament is structured with gradual 25 minute blind increases which should appease all poker fans. Seating for the poker tournament is limited and those who want to participate should pre-register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hearts-and-helmets-casino-night-and-charity-poker-tournament-tickets-15236277115?aff=rss.

VIP admission tickets are $ 250 and include access to the 12 p.m. celebrity reception, a seat in the tournament with $ 10,000 in poker chips, and a $ 500 voucher to play the casino games. General admission is $ 120 and opens at 6 p.m. General admission includes a $ 500 voucher to play blackjack, craps, and roulette from 7 p.m. 10 p.m. All tickets include catered meals and a hosted bar.

We are really excited to work with Dream Dealers on this event as their status among athletes and celebrities for hosting top-notch poker events is second to none, said Melissa Mahler, Founder and CEO of Pro Player Insiders. Every Kid Counts Childrens Charity is an amazing organization and we are proud to advocate for such a great cause.

Teaming up with Pro Player Insiders is the perfect combination to me. We have a reputation for executing the best poker tournaments and Pro Player Insiders is the media leader in sports and philanthropy and host many celebrity charitable events, said Jeff Geller, President of Dream Dealers. As partners, we are producing an awesome event before the big game.

Jim McMahon spent 12 years in the NFL and is best known for leading the 1985 Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl Championship. After football, McMahon has dedicated a lot of his time to his two favorite charities – the Linda McMahon Foundation for Literacy and Players Against Concussions (PAC).

Chris Moneymaker revolutionized poker by being the first amateur to win the WSOP Main Event. Chris Moneymaker is considered the figurehead for kickstarting pokers popularity into mainstream life as we know it today.

Henry Lawrence is a versatile performer of stage and screen who has appeared across the U.S., Asia, and Europe. He has been a featured singer at major athletic events such as Super Bowl parties and John Maddens NFL Hall of Fame Induction. Henry was an All-Pro offensive tackle for the Oakland/LA Raiders with two Super Bowl victories in his 13-year career.

Event sponsors include FelCor Lodging Trust, National Football Players Women Association, and Financial Literary Project.


About Pro Player Insiders

Pro Player Insiders offers an insiders view into players lives and what matters to them, on and off the football field with news, analysis, interviews, coverage of events, games and featured contributions from current and former NFL players and their families. Pro Player Insiders bring fans exclusive access directly to the players and special events. Visit http://www.proplayerinsiders.com for more information.

About Dream Dealers

Dream Dealers provides beautiful dealer top-of-the-line equipment at their full service casino parties, poker tournaments and home games for fund raisers, corporate events, and private parties. Their events have been attended and hosted by prominent celebrities such as Pamela Anderson, Barry Bonds, Larry Fitzgerald, Tim Tebow and more. Notable companies which have hired the Dream Dealers include: American Express; Frito Lay; Go Daddy; Waste Management and many others. For additional information visit http://www.dreamdealers.com

About Every Kid Counts

Every Kid Counts (EKC) is a nonprofit 501(C) public charity allowing youth to participate in programs that give them a great opportunity to learn, be involved, and find solutions to the challenges they are facing in todays society. EKC was founded on March 24 1994, with the goal of bringing hearts together who are dedicated to improving the lives of our community’s youth. For more information visit http://www.everykidcountsusa.org.

The Importance of Auto Insurance Policies In Case of A Road Accident!

(PRWEB) December 31, 2014

Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new blog post explaining the appropriate steps to take in case of a car accident and how to use an auto insurance plan to cover the damages.

Car accidents happen often, especially in bad weather conditions. Drivers should be well prepared in case of an accident. They should have proper equipment and auto insurance. The newly released blog post presents a simple guide for dealing with a car accident.

Clients should always carry proper auto insurance. Liability coverage is mandatory in most states, but the best financial protection is guaranteed by comprehensive car insurance plans.

It is now possible to compare online vehicle insurance policies on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/. Comparing rates is free and the whole process is simple, efficient and can bring important benefits.

Autocarinsurancebest.com is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

Autocarinsurancebest.com is owned by Internet Marketing Company.

For more information, please visit http://autocarinsurancebest.com.

Frederick C. Hathorn & Associates Offers Groundbreaking Wellness Services

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) January 20, 2015

The wellness consultants at Frederick C. Hathorn & Associates are proud to announce one of the first health and wellness brokerage services in the country. The Fort Lauderdale-based company connects business leaders with wellness vendors, making it easy to create and implement health incentives to reduce insurance costs and encourage employees to make healthier life choices.

Erick Hathorn has spent over ten years building a reputation in the healthcare industry. He has held executive positions in insurance and brokerage houses, owned and operated a wellness company, and previously served as Health Management Practice Leader for Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., the third-largest benefit broker in the world.

Today, Frederick C. Hathorn & Associates expands its online presence to better communicate with large and small companies. The primary goal is to serve employers who are seeking a wellness plan that will reduce or mitigate their employee healthcare costs. Clients are counseled on which plans will work best for their organizations before choosing a wellness provider who will implement and maintain the program in the workforce.

Additionally, Frederick C. Hathorn & Associates works with wellness companies nationwide to find the best and most sustainable health care programs for its clients. The organization also cooperates with benefit brokers to find creative funding solutions that reduce company insurance expenses (without added costs to employees).

This new outreach to both producers and consumers in the health management chain is driven by a newly redesigned website. Visitors to the website receive information about the full range of tools available to control corporate healthcare expenses. Frederick C. Hathorn & Associates hopes the revamped website will become an informational clearinghouse, with regularly expanded content across a variety of categories. The new website was designed by the premier business website development team at Foster Web Marketing.

Mr. Hathorns wealth of knowledge on all sides of the health industry has made him uniquely capable of finding creative solutions to employers wellness inquiries, as well as finding budget-neutral funding options to retain the companys profits. He actively serves on many health and wellness boards, and supports both the Lance Armstrong and Jim Valvano Foundations in the fight to cure cancer.

About Foster Web Marketing:

Founded in 1998, Foster Web Marketing (FWM) offers attorneys, physicians, and other professionals across North America and overseas an effective online marketing approach that combines appealing and intuitive design with the latest search engine optimization, comprehensive marketing services, and content management strategies. FWM has proven that it is possible to build a Made in the USA business with excellent customer service in a very competitive market, all while helping its clients succeed through powerful websites and proven education-based marketing techniques using its proprietary secret weapon, Dynamic Self-Syndication (DSSTM). To learn more, please visit http://www.FosterWebMarketing.com.

ServicePower Appoints Senior Vice President, Professional Services

(PRWEB) January 10, 2015

ServicePower Technologies Plc (AIM:SVR), a market leader in field management software solutions and recently named by Gartner as a Visionary in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management, 22 December 2014 by William McNeill, Michael Maoz and Jason Wong today announces the appointment of Barry Weiss as Senior Vice President, Professional Services.

Mr. Weiss is an established leader who brings almost 20 years consulting and software experience, designing and deploying workforce management and mobile solutions for telecommunications companies. In his role, reporting directly to the CEO, Barry will manage and support ServicePowers global professional services organization during new client implementations, as well as ongoing client consulting.

Barry, with an MBA from the University of Michigan, brings significant experience in the implementation and ongoing support of software products, as well as account management, project management and business development. He previously served in production roles at Anheuser Busch and in the logistics practice at Anderson Consulting. Mr. Weiss also managed professional services at Paciolan, at OpenPages in the Asia-Pacific region, and at Intelitix.

He managed new market development at Xcelerate. Barry, an entrepreneur, then became a partner at boutique consulting firm, Group Seven Consulting, which specialized in designing and deploying workforce management and GPS solutions for telecommunications companies.

Marne Martin, CEO of ServicePower, commented, “Barrys appointment creates the leadership within our global professional services organization necessary to invigorate and enhance our teams existing skills, improving go to market and implementation capabilities as well as our ability to execute new business successfully, on time and on budget. Barrys leadership will further facilitate execution of our strategy and improve sales execution, creating stronger brand awareness and long term relationships with our clients in support of their evolving field service operations.

About ServicePower

ServicePower is the only company that can provide a complete, global field management platform that controls all elements of the service life cycle from offering an appointment, assigning resource and dispatching work through to tracking resources, processing claims and providing business intelligence and analytical reports. With advanced intelligence-based scheduling, dispatch and open market auction software, as well as access to a global network of 86,000 repair and installation technicians, we enable companies to control and schedule work using a mixed resource pool of employees and independent contractors. ServicePower provides solutions that cross all industries. Current customers include Assurant Solutions, Mitsubishi, Farmers Insurance, and Pitney Bowes.

ServicePower is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with the ticker SVR.L.

For more information please visit http://www.servicepower.com

No Medical Exam Life Insurance Available At Affordable Prices Before Christmas!

(PRWEB) December 25, 2014

50lifeinsurance.net has released a new blog post explaining how to buy no medical exam life insurance at affordable prices during Christmas!

The holiday season offers many opportunities for purchasing affordable no medical exam life insurance plans. This type of coverage has a simplified application process and can be purchased online, in just a few minutes.

Although most life insurance plans require an extensive background check, some policies have a simplified application process. The coverage however is limited and the premiums can be more expensive.

The best way to search for affordable life insurance is by comparing rates. An insurance brokerage website like http://www.50lifeinsurance.net provides the best quotes from nearby agencies. The whole process lasts a few minutes and the results are very advantageous.

50lifeinsurance.net is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

50lifeinsurance.net is owned by Internet Marketing Company.

For more information, please visit http://www.50lifeinsurance.net/ .

More Whole Life Coverage Press Releases

Whole Life Insurance Provides Good Protection for Vulnerable Family Members!

(PRWEB) December 22, 2014

Wholelifelifeinsurance.org has released a new blog post explaining the advantages of having whole life insurance.

A whole life insurance plan can provide excellent financial protection for vulnerable family members. This type of coverage is permanent and a policy will build cash value which can be used by the insured to cover other financial expenses.

Whole life insurance premiums can be expensive, but it is now possible to find affordable rates online. An insurance brokerage website like provides rates from top providers that sell whole life coverage.

Clients should read the newly released blog post for more information. They will also find tips for purchasing cheaper coverage online.

Wholelifelifeinsurance.org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

Wholelifelifeinsurance.org is owned by Internet Marketing Company.

For more information, please visit http://wholelifelifeinsurance.org .

A New Simple Guide For Comparing Online Auto Insurance Quotes!

(PRWEB) January 07, 2015

Lowestcarinsuranceratesonline.com has released a new blog post explaining how to get a free car insurance quote online.

Getting accurate auto insurance quotes is now simple and a lot more convenient. All the information shopper need can be accessed online on a single website: http://www.lowestcarinsuranceratesonline.com.

Clients can now compare multiple policies with a single click. The newly released guide provides a simple guide that will help drivers find the best policy for their vehicles. The tips presented can be very useful and reading the blog post is recommended.

Auto insurance plans can provide extensive coverage for a vehicle. Most states also require drivers to carry minimum liability car insurance for a safer driving experience.

Lowestcarinsuranceratesonline.com is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

Lowestcarinsuranceratesonline.com is owned by Internet Marketing Company.

For more information, please visit http://www.lowestcarinsuranceratesonline.com/ .

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,

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.


  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!

    • 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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