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Former Secretary of the Air Force joins Boulder Crest Retreat Honorary Advisory Board

 Former Secretary of the Air Force joins  Boulder Crest Retreat Honorary Advisory Board

Michael W. Wynne served as the 21st Secretary of the Air Force, being in office from November 2005 – June 2008. Now, he’s taking on a new role in continuing to defend our country and protect our principals, by focusing on the country’s military combat veterans and their family members. Boulder Crest Retreat for Military Veteran Wellness announces that Michael Wynne has joined their honorary advisory board.

“I am honored by the involvement of our Honorary Advisory Board and the addition of Secretary Wynne,” says Ken Falke, chairman and founder of Boulder Crest Retreat.  “Secretary Wynne is a futuristic thinker and innovator and will be very helpful to our team as we continue to innovate in our posttraumatic growth programming, I cannot think of better experience to be able to draw from. It makes me very happy to add Secretary Wynne to our very prestigious advisory board.”

Ken Falke to Join New HillVets Advisory Board

Ken Falke to Join New HillVets Advisory Board

Ken Falke, a 21-year combat Veteran of the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal community and retired Master Chief Petty Officer, joins the HillVets Advisory Board. Mr. Falke joins former Secretary of Defense and United States Senator Chuck Hagel in this capacity to guide the organization into its continuation of growth and service.

LEARNINGRx’s HOSTS 23rd ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER of COMMERCE STARS EVENT

LEARNINGRx’s HOSTS  23rd ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER of COMMERCE STARS EVENT

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston, Va. hosted the 23rd Annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce Stars event with 42 students attending from 22 Fairfax County schools for their positive achievements and significant improvements. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

More than 150 attendees joined the event, including Dr. Steven Lockard, deputy superintendent of Fairfax County Schools. Each year, the Tysons Regional Chamber partners with area schools to celebrate and honor selected students who deserve recognition for positive potential or significant improvements. The Chamber Stars event celebrates the accomplishment of students who have persevered despite significant obstacles or personal struggles.

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.