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BASIS.ed Tops School Rankings in US News & World Report and Washington Post

BASIS.ed Tops School Rankings in US News & World Report and Washington Post

In rankings released yesterday by U.S. News & World Report, BASIS.ed schools were named the #2, #3, and #6 best high schools in the nation.

The rankings, which highlight top-performing public schools on a state and national level, had BASIS Scottsdale as #2 in the nation for the second consecutive year, as well as the #1 charter school in the nation and the #1 high school in Arizona. BASIS Tucson North was #3 nationally, the #2 charter school nationally, and the #2 high school in Arizona. BASIS Oro Valley is the #6 high school in the nation, the #3 charter in the U.S. and #3 high school in Arizona.  

Ken Falke Makes HillVets 100 List and Boulder Crest Retreat Wins Nonprofit of the Year Aw

Ken Falke Makes HillVets 100 List and Boulder Crest Retreat Wins Nonprofit of the Year Aw

Boulder Crest Retreat announces Founder and Chairman, Ken Falke on the HillVets 100 list for 2016, and the Retreat is recognized as the Nonprofit of the Year Award for innovation in the mental healthcare area. This is the second annual HillVets 100 event.  HillVets chooses from a pool of veterans’ nationwide and 100 people make the distinguished list of those making a significant difference in the lives of our nations' veterans.

“I am personally honored and humbled to make this very prestigious list and more honored by the selection of the Retreat as the best nonprofit of the year,” explains Ken Falke, chairman and founder of the Boulder Crest Retreat. “Our mission is to change the way our country deals with veterans with combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and I know our PATHH program is leading this change.”

Tips for Greening Your Business this Earth Day

Tips for Greening Your Business this Earth Day

It is estimated that the average office worker uses around 10,000 sheets of paper each year. Most people have no clue how much they are actually using, or how much is being wasted. But it doesn’t stop there. The corporate world is a hotbed of activity when it comes to using materials and ingredients that are not sustainable, recyclable or earth friendly. Earth Day is April 22nd, making it a great time for re-evaluating the office to see what steps can be taken to make it a bit more environmentally friendly.

Career Marine Transitions to Successful Entrepreneur, Shares Secrets

Career Marine Transitions to Successful Entrepreneur, Shares Secrets

One former Marine turned entrepreneur shares his tips on what it takes to build a successful business in any industry

According to the Small Business Administration, 99.7 percent of all businesses are considered small, which is having under 500 employees. While there is a lot of information readily available to explain to would-be entrepreneurs about how to go through the steps to open one of these small businesses, that’s only half the equation. Just opening shop and hanging a sign out won’t be enough to stay in business over the long term or be successful.

CARMELLO’s & MONZA SPECIAL MENU for HISTORIC MANASSAS RESTAURANT WEEK – MAR. 7 to MAR. 13

CARMELLO’s & MONZA SPECIAL MENU for HISTORIC MANASSAS RESTAURANT WEEK – MAR. 7 to MAR. 13

Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Manassas, Va. are gearing up for the annual Historic Manassas Restaurant week, Mar. 7 to Mar. 13. Carmello’s will feature a 3-course menu for $35 (inclusive) and Monza offers 2-courses for $25 (inclusive). For more information, call 703-368-5522 or go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s Restaurant Week menu offers 3-courses from the following selections:

Course One: Mozzarella Spedini, Crab Fritters Portuguesa or Salada Mista de Alcachofas

Course Two: Linguine Mar e Monte, Agnolotti con Pesto, Filete de Robalo ala Vasca or Chicken Marsala

Course Three: Mascarpone Mousse with Strawberry Sauce, New York Style Cheesecake or Crème Brûlée

Monza’s Restaurant Week Menu offers 2-courses from the following menu:

Course One: Crab Fritters Portuguesa, Insalata alla Caesar, Chopped House Salad, or Mozzarella con Pomodoro e Basilico

What It Takes To Be An American Business Success Story

What It Takes To Be An American Business Success Story

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only half of all businesses that open survive five years, and around one-third survive to 10 years. Many people want to achieve the American success story, where they think of an idea, bring it to market, and enjoy the success from their hard work, but that’s not what happens to most people who make the attempt. Serial entrepreneur Tina Aldatz is one of the stories of someone who did overcome tragedy and become an American success, helping to keep that dream alive for others.

“Sometimes the thing that takes you to the finish line and helps propel you to success is determination more than anything,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of travel wellness company Savvy Travelers. “I was determined to do something that would change the course for my family, and that’s just what I did when I invented Foot Petals and now Savvy Travelers.”

How One Small Business Thrives Among the Big Dogs

How One Small Business Thrives Among the Big Dogs

Millions of small businesses around the nation struggle when they are competing with big corporations. Many end up throwing in the towel because they can’t find a way to give themselves an edge in order to survive. One small business, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation, has found a recipe for thriving among an industry of big dogs.

“Looking at the pet food industry as a whole, most people would shy away from even attempting to enter it,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “But as the big corporations go one way, I tend to go the other, and that’s precisely what has helped me to thrive in this market. It’s all about finding your own way, despite what the big corporations are doing alongside of you.”