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Walmart Sponsors America I AM: The African-American Imprint Exhibition and Offers Discounted Tickets

Walmart Sponsors America I AM: The African-American Imprint Exhibition and Offers Discounted Tickets
Tickets are now available in select Washington, D.C. stores

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Jan. 24, 2011) – Walmart (NYSE:WMT), the presenting sponsor of the America I AM: The African-American Imprint tour, will offer specially-priced tickets at select Walmart stores in the Washington, D.C. area.  America I AM is a four-year touring museum exhibition that celebrates nearly 500 years of African-American contributions to this country.  To help give families the opportunity to enjoy this special experience, Walmart is offering tickets at the lowest available price: $10 for adults and $5 for children.  The discounted prices are 17 percent off standard ticket prices.

TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

Manassas Salon Sells $10 Raffle Tickets to Raise $10,000 for 12-Year Old Cancer Patient

2010 End of the Year Tax Tips that can save you big money in the 2011 tax season.

  • Homeowners can make their January mortgage payment in December giving them one more month of interest to deduct.

 

  • Donations made to qualified charities before year’s end can result in some serious tax savings. Be sure to use a credit card because if you write a check it may not clear until next year and then you would have to wait until next year to take the deduction.

 

  • Holiday business gift deductions: If you have sent out holiday cards, business pens, calendars or other gift items to clients or potential clients. You can deduct those expenses up to $25.00 as long as the items are for a business purpose.

 

  • Contribute to a college savings plan. Save for your kids and save on your taxes. You can contribute up to $13,000 in 2010.

 

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.  

Wiki Leaks and Whistleblowers: Why Private Information Goes Public

Ask an average person to name a whistleblower and they’re likely to think of ‘private citizens’ like Erin Brokovich, Karen Silkwood, and Jeffrey Wigand or journalists like Carl Berstein and Bob Woodward.  These red, white and blue American whistleblowers have been portrayed in Academy Award-winning movies as admirable people who had the courage to reveal wrongdoing in workplaces and government agencies in a spirit of justice.  

But are there other motivations that drive people to release sensitive documents and information that bring down companies and governments?  I believe the answer is yes.  Fame is certainly a motivator...and so is vengeance.  Employers in the private and public sectors that stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the link between employee engagement and corporate security are likely to find themselves the victims of leaks. 

Toys for Tots Drop-Off at Speedy Green Car Wash in December

Toys for Tots Drop-Off at Speedy Green Car Wash in December

Manassas, Va.-based, Speedy Green Car Wash is helping Toys for Tots this year. Don’t forget to bring new, unwrapped toys now through Dec. 19 to Speedy Green Car Wash at 8411 Centreville Road. Toys will be distributed in the community. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Owned by Northern Virginian native, Chip Ashton, Speedy Green Car Wash is renowned for its cutting-edge car wash technology as well as their commitment to protecting the environment.  One hundred percent of all car wash water is recycled and biodegradable chemicals are used, placing them among a handful of car washes nationwide. Speedy Green Car Wash uses Meguiar’s car care products in their detail center, featuring the DC region’s first motorcycle wash and the first do-it-yourself car detail center in the United States.

Chef Robert Barolin Judges Lockheed Martin Employee Bake-Off Competition

Chef Robert Barolin Judges Lockheed Martin Employee Bake-Off Competition

City Square Café owner and chef, Robert Barolin was one of five Manassas-area judges selected to choose winners of Lockheed Martin’s inaugural Employee Bake-Off at Lockheed Martin’s offices in Manassas, Va.  Barolin selected a pineapple upside-down cake as the overall winner. There were 48 baked items submitted with 17 winners chosen in four different categories, including cookies, pies, cakes and other baked goods. First, second and third place winners were chosen in each category. Items were judged on taste, texture and presentation.

City Square Café provides tapas and homemade American bistro favorites with an international flair, seven days a week.

Hours of operation include: Mon. through Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (lunch and dinner,) Fri., 11 a.m.to 10 p.m. (lunch and dinner), Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and Sun., 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breakfast and lunch).