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Galveston Restaurant Week Returns January 12-25, 2014

Galveston, TX (PRWEB) December 13, 2013

The third annual Galveston.com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week – Sunday, January 12th to Saturday, January 25th, 2014 – brings Galveston Island’s vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. The event will showcase the freshest ingredients, most flavorful dishes and tastiest culinary gems that Galveston has to offer, as well as benefit the Galveston County Food Bank.

This year’s sponsors include Yelp, GalvestonCruises.com, and John Ford Jewelers.

Home of the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas’s most delectable restaurants, Galveston Island proudly welcomes visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week, where patrons can choose from Galveston’s most delightful and delicious eateries for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus – in attractive price points of $ 10, $ 15, $ 20, $ 25, $ 30, $ 35, and $ 40, depending on the restaurant.

Last year’s event featured a vast array of Galveston Island eateries, and resulted in a very welcome boost during the Island’s slower season of winter. Thirty-two restaurants have committed to the 2014 event.

Giving Back to the Community

Solving the problem of hunger in Galveston County is not just a matter of getting more food to the needy. It’s a matter of getting more food to the organizations that serve the needy. And that’s how Galveston Restaurant Week patrons can help. Area resident and visitors are encouraged to donate to the Galveston County Food Bank in multiple ways:

1. Donate online at GalvestonRestaurantWeek.com.

2. Donate via mobile device. Simply text “Hunger” to 33733. You’ll receive a confirmation text, with a link to a completely secure, mobile donation form.

Please note: 100% of donations (minus credit card fees) will be given to the Galveston County Food Bank. All participating Restaurant Week eateries have also donated to the Food Bank via event participation fee.

Point, Click, & Win

One lucky photographer will win a CRUISE GIVEAWAY FOR 2, for capturing “Favorite Photo” in the Galveston Restaurant Week #CelebrateDelicious Photo Contest. Since summer, visitors to Galveston.com and GalvestonRestaurantWeek.com have been encouraged to post photos to the Official Galveston Restaurant Week Facebook Page at facebook.com/CelebrateDelicious/. Submissions are welcome through the end of Restaurant Week. After the voting period January 26 – February 3, the photo that captures the most votes will be declared Grand Prize Winner. Winner will be announced February 4, 2014.

#CelebrateDelicious

Restaurant Week patrons are encouraged to snap Instagrams of favorite dishes, and tag with the official hashtag of Galveston Restaurant Week, #CelebrateDelicious. Those photos will be displayed online for the public in the Galveston Restaurant Week Social Center.

Restaurant of the Year

Galveston Restaurant Week returns in January, and with it comes the first-ever Restaurant of the Year contest. Continuing thru January 25th, the public is invited to VOTE BY TEXT for favorite participating Island eateries. At the end of the voting period, the restaurant with the most votes will be named GALVESTON RESTAURANT WEEK RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR. Full details at GalvestonRestaurantWeek.com.

Join the Fun

Participating in Galveston Restaurant Week is easy. There are no passes to buy, no coupons to carry, and no cards to punch, only a quick call to the restaurant(s) selected to make reservations; then simply dine out during the period January 12-25. Reservations are strongly recommended. The public is invited to experience cuisine that will highlight the fun of dining on Galveston Island. Quite simply, this new culinary tradition promises to “celebrate delicious!” like no other event of the year.

To book Galveston Island lodging during 2013 Restaurant Week, click here, or call the Galveston.com toll-free Lodging Hotline at (888)939-8680.

About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. For more information on Galveston Island visit http://www.galveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

About Galveston.com & Company

Galveston.com & Company, Inc. is a destination marketing corporation based in Galveston, Texas. The company specializes in destination portals, as well as online lodging, cruise, parking, and transportation reservations; and event ticketing via its proprietary DestinationNext module.

For more information, contact Galveston.com & Company via phone (409)763-8676.







Professional Photographers of America Announces World Photographic Cup Medalists


ATLANTA, Ga. (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) announced today the medalists for Team USA at this years World Photographic Cup (WPC) and it looks like Team USA will be in the running to keep the title it won last year.

Team USA has placed four medalists out of a possible 18tied with Portugal for most at this years competition. Team USAs four medals were earned by two PPA photographers. Iowa master photographer Ben Shirk, an Imaging USA and PhotoVision speaker, will earn three medals in three different categories (illustrative, portrait and wedding). Fellow master photographer Kenneth Martin, of Wisconsin, earned a medal in the landscape category, rounding out the medal haul for the stars and stripes.

Were very proud of the stunning images created by PPA photographers for Team USA this year, said David Trust, PPA CEO. This competition is really all about the fellowship of photographers from all over the world. That being said, were excited about our chances to keep the cup in the U.S.

While the WPC committee announced this years medalists, they did not reveal what color medal they will receive, building the suspense to the second annual event, to be held April 12 in Montpellier, France.

The WPC was founded as a cooperative effort by The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and PPA. Its singular goal is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation.

The WPC is the most esteemed photographic competition in the world, said Trust. Being selected for Team USA is like being chosen for the photographic Olympic team. Its a pinnacle achievement.

Each country can only be represented by one team, which is created by a national association comprised of professional photographers. Each team picks its own photographers and images to enter.

Teams may submit up to three images in each of six categories: Portrait, Wedding, Commercial (including advertising, architecture, industrial, fashion), Illustrative/Digital art, Reportage/Photojournalistic and Landscape/Wildlife. Teams may choose to enter the images of a single photographer in multiple categories. However, no single photographer may have multiple images entered into a single category.

Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to the individual creator in each category. Teams are awarded points for each medal they receive (five for gold, three for silver, two for bronze). A single point is also awarded for each finalist per country. Five other photographers from the U.S. made it into the finals. Finalists were announced at Imaging USA 2015 in Nashville.

The team with the most points at the end of the competition judging will receive the prized World Photographic Cup. Team USA captured the inaugural WPC last year at Imaging USA in Phoenix.

Images were judged by a panel of 15 jurors from around the world, selected based on their photographic technique, experience and previous training as a photographic judge. The WPC and the 18 medal winners will be presented at the second annual event, April 12 in Montpellier, France.

With the call for entries going worldwide, 25 countries entered this year, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, the U.K. and the U.S. Entries for Team USA were chosen at the International Photographic Competition (IPC) last month in Atlanta. To be considered for entry to next years WPC, U.S. photographers must first enter their images into the IPC.

To view the list of medalists and view all submitted images, visit WorldPhotographicCup.org.

About PPA:

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international nonprofit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPAs roots date back to 1869. It assists more than 27,500 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at PPA.com.







Soaring the West Announces That CloudStreet: Soaring The American West Will Take Flight May 20

(PRWEB) May 18, 2015

CloudStreet: Soaring The American West follows four glider pilots as they soar high above the western United States. Using specially developed aerial video techniques, this program puts the viewer in the cockpit of a glider, miles above sea level. This unique perspective gives viewers the thrill of flying above the rugged and dramatic beauty of the American West.

Viewers will hear from the pilots about the experience of flying vast distances using only the energy of the atmosphere to stay aloft. The pilots love of soaring is inspirational as they balance the danger of motor-less aircraft with the joy and freedom of flying.

Filmmaker and pilot Mike Abernathy notes, Most of us dream of flying as children; its a dream I never gave up. The beauty and serenity of soaring is impossible to describe and I wanted to share the experience from the pilot seat.

While following the pilots cross-country, CloudStreet explores the science of cloud formation, which is key to soaring. The filmmakers used elegant time-lapse photography to show the development of cloud streets which are essential to long glider flights.

The director Matthew Murray notes, The challenges of filming gliders are numerous. We battled rain, lighting, hail, and wildfire smoke. And we had to develop camera platforms for airplanes that fly without engines. It was an amazing adventure and the results are spectacular.

The film is accompanied by an original score by composers Matthew Pavolaitis and Colleen Grace (iTunes) and narrated by Dave Pettitt.

CloudStreet was supported in part by funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Soaring Society of America, and Stemme AG.

CloudStreet will be made available via PBS New Mexico to all public television stations beginning on May 20. The film will be available on Blu-Ray/DVD and as a digital download on May 27, 2015 (Amazon and iTunes).

For more information go to: http://www.cloudstreethd.org. The trailer for CloudStreet: Soaring The American West is here: http://vimeo.com/114041998.







VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations Awarded National Geographic Travelers 50 Tours of a Lifetime

BRISTOL, VT (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler Magazines 50 Tours of a Lifetime, by the magazines editors. The Holland and Belgium Bike and Barge: Amsterdam tour will be featured in the May issue along with a competitive array of tours from operators all over the world.

We are honored to be recognized for our Holland and Belgium itinerary as one of the 50 Tours of a Lifetime for the first time, said Gregg Marston, President of VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations. The Holland and Belgium Bike & Barge trip is an extremely special tour within our broad portfolio of active vacations and truly reflects the immersive experience that travelers enjoy with VBT.

Only VBT provides the unique opportunity to see a destination from both the deck of your own private river barge and the seat of your complimentary bicycle. The Holland and Belgium Bike & Barge tour is the only itinerary that offers travelers cultural immersion into Dutch and Belgian daily life through home visits, an onboard tasting of Belgian beer and regional delicacies, and through spontaneous local encounters in medieval villages.

On this trip, travelers enjoy seven nights aboard an intimate, well-appointed, two-deck Dutch-owned barge. Staffed by Dutch locals, the barges are traditional vessels that have been converted from working barges into fully-serviced floating hotels, ideally suited to the shallow waterways of Holland and Belgium. The barge includes four bilingual crew members, who are an integral part of the experience. With the ease of only unpacking once, guests enjoy delicious meals that the onboard chef prepares using fresh, local ingredients often purchased daily at local markets and regional wines.

The National Geographic Traveler Tours of a Lifetime features the best tours and outfitters for travelers as part of the magazines mission to propel readers out of their armchairs and into the field. National Geographic Traveler has the largest audience of any travel magazine, with more than 8.5 million readers.

This year marks 10 years of our editors selecting the worlds best guided tours, said Norie Quintos, acting editor in chief of National Geographic Traveler. In that time the types of immersive and experiential trips have only multiplied; tours are going farther and deeper than ever before. The trips and operators we selected are a model for the rest of the travel industry. They open the world to travelers and at the same time leave a positive impact on the destinations and its people.

All VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations are led by local trip leaders who will provide insight into each regions customs and traditions, as well as help facilitate authentic cultural experiences. VBT unveiled five new tours for 2015 in destinations including South Africa, Colonial Virginia, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic. Visit http://www.vbt.com/tourpage/new-tours/ to view all new tours for this year.

To learn more about VBTs vast array of itineraries request a catalog or reserve a vacation, visit VBT.com or call VBTs Tour Consultants at 877-395-5290. They are available from Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.

About VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations

VBT offers deluxe, small group bicycling and walking tours worldwide, including destinations throughout Europe, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam, Peru, South Africa, and the United States. Each trip includes all accommodations, many meals, two expert local Trip Leaders, unique sightseeing and cultural activities and on-tour vehicle support. Unlike other companies, VBT also includes roundtrip international airfare from over 30 U.S. cities and select Canadian cities for all overseas vacations. http://www.vbt.com.

About National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel is the travel arm of the National Geographic Society, one of the worlds largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, founded in 1888. National Geographic Travel creates, discovers and showcases meaningful and engaging travel experiences through National Geographic Traveler magazine; National Geographic Expeditions; travel books; maps; apps; digital travel content; the Adventure website; and travel photography programs. National Geographic Traveler (eight issues per year) is the worlds most widely read travel magazine and has 14 international editions. It is available by subscription, on newsstands in the United States and Canada, and digitally for tablets. National Geographic Expeditions, the travel program of the Society, offers a variety of unique travel experiences led by top experts to more than 60 destinations across all seven continents. Travel opportunities include family and student expeditions, active adventures, private jet trips and voyages on the six expedition ships in the National Geographic-Lindblad fleet, as well as photography workshops, expeditions and seminars. The National Geographic Travel digital group offers inspiring and authoritative digital travel and adventure content such as trip ideas, photo galleries, blogs and apps. National Geographic Travel Books bring readers curated travel advice and inspiration. Follow National Geographic Travel on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.







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You Need To Comprehend Other Forms of Auto Insurance

About responsibility insurance, we talked in a article, just why you’ll need it and what it’s. Nevertheless, that’s only one kind of auto insurance protection. This article covers when you will need to possess these and another kinds of protection.

Uninsured

Underinsured drivers protection is used by you when another motorist reaches problem but doesn’t have sufficient  cheap auto insurance to pay the expenses for all. For instance, somebody who just offers $ 25 hits you your costs add to $ 45. Thousand, the additional DOLLAR20 can come from your own underinsured motorists protection.

Not totally all claims need uninsured drivers safety, as these kinds of auto insurance estimates prices are usually not suffering from your operating background or additional facets the way in which, however it is a great concept to transport the additional insurance responsibility guidelines are.

This  cheap auto insurance is usually combined using uninsured drivers, that will be whenever a motorist pushes totally without safety and doesn’t have a inexpensive car insurance plan. Several motorists make an effort to generate without protection within the expectations they won’t be found whilst this really is unlawful in many says.

Healthcare Funds

When you yourself have a healthy body insurance you might not require additional healthcare cost protection. Nevertheless, perhaps you are necessary to buy it centered on state-law. Be sure you discover what what the law states is initially if you should be considering shedding the protection from your own plan. Anyone often don’t possess an allowable to cover this kind of protection.

This kind of protection gives regarding healthcare costs whilst the consequence of a collision for your travellers as well as you personally if you should be hurt, aside from who’s to blame, supplying cost. a minimal quantity must be frequently purchased by anyone centered on your says needs, which may be thousand of protection, less than $ 5000 10.

Number-Problem Cheap Auto Insurance

Numerous claims possess some type of no- laws, but none possess real no-problem guidelines. There might be a limit how much a state expenses to become regarded number-problem. It becomes responsibility protection when that limit is strike.

Number-problem insurance is just a common kind of protection that’s utilized more nowadays than previously. Every organization gives away due to their personal customers in the place of ready to discover who’s to blame, accidents and damage. This leads to a decreased quantity of litigation, which reduces auto insurance rates along with quicker cost.

Crash Protection

Extensive is comparable to collision that it gives to your automobile regarding harm. Regarding no-incident problems, protection is in this instance. Typical triggers for that requirement for extensive contain:

Crash protection gives regarding maintenance for your automobile if you should be within an incident. You need to do possess if you should be funding an automobile an allowable with this specific protection, which can be needed. You might have regarding how higher you are able to opt for your allowable, a restriction, however the greater it’s, usually the low your instalments is likely to be.

Crash insurance gives regardless of who’s to blame away. It’s the companies obligation when they were to blame to find compensation in the additional motorist. Companies concerned pay one another, they have to purchase your maintenance.

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  • Striking an animal
  • Elective Protection

The above mentioned-described if you don’t possess an old vehicle using small worth protection is usually considered required. Nevertheless, there are lots of other forms of plan which are elective centered on your finances:

Recommended protections certainly will provide you with bit of thoughts and in many cases are cheap. Nevertheless, you might curently have a few of the protection having a vehicle guarantee, such as for instance in other styles .

It’s very important to understand those you don’t and which protections you’ll need. For me personally, we used-to generate a great deal regarding function, utilizing my very own vehicle, therefore for instance, getting the car protection that is leasing on my plan was important. We needed seriously to understand I’d have the ability to get without spending a lot of money to function if my vehicle caught and was broken within the look for a couple weeks.

If you should be not able to function because of a collision, guaranteeing exactly the same earnings quantity you’d have obtained from your own income earnings reduction this gives for lack of earnings.

Memorial advantage this protection gives away for that dying of the perhaps a or covered member of the family as a result of car crash. A restriction is often about the sum paid.

While your automobile has been fixed after a collision for utilizing a rental-car rental-car compensation with this specific protection, you’re refunded.

Work and towing also known as roadside help, this method gives regarding street support such as for instance altering jump-starting, a set fatigue your vehicle, or regarding towing in case your car isn’t drivable or ceases operating. You’re coated even although you aren’t in incident.

What protection issues many for you? What guidance can you provide about attempting to choose which kinds to purchase and selecting protection to somebody taking a look at guidelines? As it pertains to deductibles will you choose the quantity that is best?

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Perhaps you are necessary if you should be funding your vehicle to buy extensive protection. In addition you might have an allowable as you are able to collection.

Blue Acorn Launches Responsive Ecommerce Site for Candelabra

Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) May 14, 2015

Blue Acorn, a premium eCommerce design, development and optimization agency, today announced the launch of a new website for Candelabra, a designer home furnishings retailer based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The website was developed on Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14, an eCommerce platform owned by eBay Enterprise.

Previously on Magento Community Edition, Candelabra engaged Blue Acorn to upgrade to Enterprise Edition to take advantage of its native responsive framework and to build an infrastructure that will support continued growth.

When we began the process of looking for an eCommerce partner, we were happy to find a local agency, especially one with the reputation that Blue Acorn possesses, said Whitney Moore, President, Candelabra. We wanted to find an agency that could become familiar with our brick-and-mortar locations. Our designer in-store experience is the essence of our brand, and Blue Acorn was the ideal partner to bring that experience to a broader audience.

Familiar with the design process, the leadership team at Candelabra participated in Blue Acorns immersive, two-day user experience (UX) design workshop. Prior to the workshop, Blue Acorn conducted an extensive UX audit to gather and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data to determine the most effective ways to increase conversion rates. Candelabra attended the workshop at Blue Acorns downtown Charleston office to build in the new features and functionality recommended by the UX audit, as well as to define the look and feel of the site.

Before the design workshop, the team visited Candelabras office for brand immersion and to learn about their operations, said Victor Bejar, creative director, Blue Acorn. The goal was to translate the specific style of their brick-and-mortar location to an engaging brand image and experience that will support their company as it continues to grow.

The result of the workshop is a clean, modern design that engages visitors by showcasing beautiful product images. A white background enhances the detailed photography of various furniture pieces and home d

Getaways Resort Management Shares North Lake Tahoe February Events


Lake Tahoe (PRWEB) February 11, 2015

When travelers are looking to spend an amazing vacation in North Lake Tahoe this month, Getaways Resort Management wants them to enjoy their time to the fullest and stay at the Olympic Village Inn. When they do, they must be sure to look for the amazing events and attractions that are available throughout the area. When travelers take advantage of events like these, they can customize their vacation experiences to fit the interests of each individual traveler. For those headed to Lake Tahoe this month, here is some of the most highly recommended entertainment and attractions.

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GoJane Announces Instagram Takeover with Blogger Naila In Vogue


LOS ANGELES, Cali. (PRWEB) May 07, 2015

Trendy womens clothing retailer GoJane frequently collaborates with popular style bloggers to show shoppers how to don the stores clothing in their everyday lives. This May, blogger Naila from Naila In Vogue will hijack GoJanes social media accounts in order to promote the stores latest clothing and accessory items.

During the week of May 5, Naila will travel to the scenic beaches of Bora Bora and style a number of outfits using only GoJane pieces. That week, the photographs of Naila in the GoJane outfits will appear on Naila In Vogue with descriptions of how she styled each outfit.

Nailas fresh and sexy style fits perfectly with GoJanes demographic, said GoJane Social Media Manager Mitzi Hingada. Were excited to see how our shoppers respond to her real life takes on our clothes, especially in a location as exotic and beautiful as Bora Bora.

Naila (@n.a.i.l.a) will also take over GoJanes Instagram account for an entire day this week, posting unpublished photos that havent appeared anywhere else. These will include behind-the-scenes shots from her photo shoots and other photos from her travels around Bora Bora.

I love to use social media to give my followers a glimpse into my life, said Naila. Im most excited to show GoJanes shoppers that they can style really high-fashion outfits without spending a fortune.

These unpublished images will appear with the hashtag #GoJanexNaila on May 7.

GoJane is an online retailer of fashion-forward apparel for progressive young women. The website offers all of the latest trends in clothing and accessories for a fraction of the cost of designer brands. GoJanes helpful customer service team is available five days a week, and their 30-day return policy makes finding the right size fast and easy.







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Trina Turk, Lucky Brand CEO, and PacSun to Receive 2015 Creative Awards From Otis College of Art and Design


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2015

Otis College of Art and Design announced today the distinguished recipients of its annual art and design awards. Fashion designer Trina Turk, founder of the eponymous lifestyle brand and a frequent supporter of the Otis fashion design program, will receive the 2015 Otis Fashion Innovation Award. Carlos Alberini, CEO of iconic denim label Lucky Brand, will accept the 2015 Otis Fashion Leadership Award, and successful youth culture retailer PacSun, with the stewardship of CEO Gary Schoenfeld, will be honored with the Otis 2015 Creative Vision Award. All three of this years Otis honorees represent top fashion brands with strong roots in Southern California.

Otis and the 2015 award recipients hold a common belief in the power of the creative economy to change individual lives and communities, said Dr. Kerry Walk, Interim President of Otis College of Art and Design, when announcing the honorees. Otis College is thrilled to acknowledge and celebrate the success of these three fashion powerhouses that so perfectly, yet uniquely, exemplify California design.

Lucky Brand CEO Carlos Alberini is successfully leading the Los Angeles-based denim and casual American lifestyle brand, founded in 1990. Alberini became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lucky Brand in early 2014. Charged with invigorating the fashion denim wholesale and retail business, Alberini sees multiple opportunities for expansion through brand extensions, greater emphasis on e-commerce, more productive stores, and international growth. The experienced CEO has noted that the four pillars that have inspired Lucky Brand for the last 25 years still define its personality today – vintage Americana, moto, rock n roll and a casual Southern California lifestyle. Prior to joining Lucky Brand, Carlos Alberini was Co-Chief Executive Officer at Restoration Hardware. Earlier he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of megabrand Guess?, Inc., a specialty retailer of apparel and accessories, from December 2000 to June 2010. More info at http://www.luckybrand.com.

PacSun, under the executive direction of Gary Schoenfeld, carries the mantle for California youth culture, with over 600 stores nationwide and the motto Golden State of Mind. Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc., best known as PacSun, is a leading specialty retailer rooted in the action sports, fashion and music influences of the California lifestyle.

The company, originally founded in 1980 as a surf shop, sells a combination of branded and proprietary casual apparel, accessories and footwear designed to appeal to teens and young adults. For over 30 years theyve called California home, with offices located in the sun-drenched heart of Orange County. In 2009, surf and skate wear industry veteran and brand architect Gary Schoenfeld was named President and CEO and has championed the contemporary direction and renewed growth of the $ 800 million company. Prior to joining PacSun, Schoenfeld was CEO of Aritzia USA and Co-CEO of Global Brands Group. From 1995 to 2004 he led the turnaround and more than four-fold sales growth as President and CEO of Vans, Inc. into a leading youth lifestyle brand until its acquisition by VF Corporation. More information at http://www.pacsun.com

Trina Turk embodies not just California but the American Dream as an entrepreneurial fashion designer. Founded in 1995 by Trina and her husband, photographer Jonathan Skow, as a womens contemporary clothing line, Trina Turk has evolved into an iconic lifestyle brand, celebrating California style with eleven annual collections of chic womens ready-to-wear and accessories, plus swimwear, recreation/activewear, a Mr Turk menswear line, and residential d

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Barbara has been a photographer since she was in grammer school. Over the years she has used 35 mm Nikon cameras, 4x5 and 11x14 studio cameras, Hasselblads, and now Nikon digital cameras. She loves them all.

At one time Barbara was a portrait photographer with a studio in Princeton, NJ and Hopewell, NJ. Her focus is now on birds and animals. Of course, she still does the occasional portrait.

Over the years Barbara has studied with many well known photographers, including Philippe Halsman and Lisette Model.

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