Capt MARK KELLY, Astronaut, Writer, Speaker, Husband

http://www.avflorist.com 661.948.6006 He loves Mojave, we talk about the tech community, commercial space travel. The VIP reception was full of folks who wanted to say hello to Capt Kelly, the Capt had a chance to meet our WW2 Vet Mr Larry Chimbole too. Capt Kelly’s book Gabby is a great story of success and challenge. I found Mark Kelly to be humble, easy to talk with and a great listener. The Antelope Valley Board of Trade has chosen a fantastic keynote speaker for its Outlook Event.

He loves Mojave, we talk about the tech community, commercial space travel. The VIP reception was full of folks who wanted to say hello to Capt Kelly, the Capt had a chance to meet our WW2 Vet Mr Larry Chimbole too. Capt Kelly’s book Gabby is a great story of success and challenge. I found Mark Kelly to be humble, easy to talk with and a great listener. The Antelope Valley Board of Trade has chosen a fantastic keynote speaker for its Outlook Event.

Capt. Mark Kelly, record-setting American astronaut, retired US Navy combat pilot, and husband of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle (Gabby) Giffords, is the keynote speaker for Southern California’s Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

Kelly, a veteran of four  NASA Space Shuttle flights to orbit, and one of only two astronauts to have visited the International Space Station on four missions, will address an expected capacity audience attending the day-long business conference at Mojave Air & Space Port’s newly completed Stuart Witt Conference Center .

Capt. Kelly will be accompanied on the program by a long list of presenters who are leaders in the fields of regional economics, business, manufacturing, technology, renewable energy, education, aerospace research and development, defense, and transportation. The 42nd annual Business Outlook Conference, organized by the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, opens at 7:30 a.m. and adjourns at 2:30 p.m.

The 2014 Business Outlook Conference theme, “Breaking Boundaries” will be brought to life in a number of ways, beginning with its location at Mojave Air and Space Port, where private-sector companies pioneer in the great civilian leaps into commercial space business, alternative renewable energy, rail transportation, diversified manufacturing, aerospace fabrication and other pursuits.

Outlook Conference Chairman and Boeing executive Al Hoffman said the 2014 event will also give attendees the opportunity to see first-hand the cutting-edge aerospace hardware emerging from many of the Mojave Air & Space Port tenants.

photos by Jim Allen produced by Jim Greenleaf for #av nice

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Andrew Nelson COO XCOR shows Chris the Hardware

Professor Bill Nye got to touch it, Chris Spicher SITS INSIDE. We take you along as we rocket off the runway at Mojave Air/Spaceport, in 4 quick 6G minutes we are at 320+ Thousand feet, weightless in a space suit..Public Space Travel is close, a reality. Mr Andrew Nelson is a scientist, engineer and a people person, the perfect chap to lead this enterprise. To meet, talk with and be able to share this full size mock up, to sit next to an astronaut, to become an Astronaut myself, amazing, in fact need to invent some more words, or wax poetic… Xcorriffic, Spacetacular, unbefrigginlievable

 

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Chris Spicher AV Nice at The Mojave Air Space Port ?Breaking Boundaries

http://www.avnice.com Chris Spicher gives us a little sneak peek of at The Mojave Air & Space Port “Breaking Boundaries,” the theme for the 2014 Antelope Valley Board of Trade Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference, based on innovative plans and preparations that promise to break decades-old program practices, while enlivening the experience for an expected 800 visitors.

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Terry and Sylvia Norris of Precision Labs Palmdale Ca USA, Center of the Universeexactly

http://www.avflorist.com 661.948.6006

Terry and Sylvia Norris believe in the strength and opportunity of the Economic Region they live and have their business in. Come enjoy the Calibration, formed over 18 years ago they and their staff count and measure ANYTHING… the word is getting out!!

Welcome to Precision Labs

Precision Labs started in 1995 with a single multi-function meter calibrator and two dedicated professionals. While one of the founders had 4 years of formal metrology training, the other was a calibration lab manager. We worked long hours and reinvested any profits back into the company, a process of self improvement that continues to today.

The only work we could perform back then was at the customer’s facility because we lacked a formal location. But that changed once a small 10foot by 15 foot lab with climate control was built after 1 year of service. At that point we had approximately 30 instruments. Many customers were surprised to see us with such a strong technical background for the size of the company.

We quickly moved to a 1000 square foot facility in Palmdale. At that point we had a crew of 4 people. The amount of instrumentation had also grown, but we still always felt as though we were always sharing tools. Someone termed the phrase “calibration co-operative” to explain our philosophy of sharing our resources in such a manner as to help customers. That method of though continues today as many loyal customers may seek a single calibration, but we will invest heavily to calibrate this one item on the plans to help others.

We were one of the first companies to become ISO 17025. In fact, so few companies were ISO 17025, that the Automotive Industry Action Group had to act in order to help the industry. The lessons of ISO 17025 removed the last vestiges of military standards that we used as guides to run the company. That allowed the company to improve efficiency to help work process in a much better fashion.

After a short stay of only two years, we had to move into 2000 square feet building in the city of Lancaster. After many shelves and a storage facility for our 30 filing cabinets of manuals was built, we realized the time to move had come again. By this time, we had well over 300 customers to include all of our original customers. The breadth of our calibration capabilities were hundreds of calibration items, computer networks, front office personal more than the first staff, company cars, and more.

We now have nearly 6000 square feet and continue to find more ways to expand. Major customers are now demanding that we continue to find innovative methods to help them cut costs while continuing to improve quality. Our efforts of the strongest team we have ever assembled stands together to tackle your next challenge.

The teamwork continues to build here at Precision Labs as co workers are obtaining safety, managerial and workforce training. The keys to our success has always been the quality of the work that we can perform for you: our best team member and the reason we exist.

Primary NAICS of 541380 and 811219. Other Naics codes may also apply.

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Happy Valentines Day From Lancaster Best Insurance

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Today is Valentines Day

A day to show a love one you care

But how can you hold them kiss them console them

When no one is even there

Today is a day of us together

And not a second to be left apart

But knowing today won’t bring those things

It continues to break my heart

I know I’m supposed to be happy

And I really look the part

But how can I smile

And pretend that I’m happy

When a piece is missing from my heart

Today won’t change the crying

Today won’t change pain

Today won’t change the fact

That heartache is now a part of my name

Today for me is lonely

Today for me is untrue

Today for me is wishing

That once again I still had you

But wishes are like fairy tales

They rarely do come true

So today is a day of loneliness

And me being sad and blue

Today for you is laughing

Because to you my love is a game

So while your happy spending time with friends

I’m left to drown in pain

Today is not a day anymore

Its a waste of useless time

Today for me is

Loneliness, heartache, crying, praying

That soon again you’d be mine

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Lancaster Best Insurance Company Talks Business Insurance

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Types of Business Insurance

Insurance coverage is available for every conceivable risk your business might face. Cost and amount of coverage of policies vary among insurers. You should discuss your specific business risks and the types of insurance available with your insurance agent or broker. Your agency can advise you on the exact types of insurance you should consider purchasing.

General Liability Insurance

Business owners purchase general liability insurance to cover legal hassles due to accident, injuries and claims of negligence. These policies protect against payments as the result of bodily injury, property damage, medical expenses, libel, slander, the cost of defending lawsuits, and settlement bonds or judgments required during an appeal procedure.

Product Liability Insurance

Companies that manufacture, wholesale, distribute, and retail a product may be liable for its safety. Product liability insurance protects against financial loss as a result of a defect product that causes injury or bodily harm. The amount of insurance you should purchase depends on the products you sell or manufacture. A clothing store would have far less risk than a small appliance store, for example.

Professional Liability Insurance

Business owners providing services should consider having professional liability insurance (also known as errors and omissions insurance). This type of liability coverage protects your business against malpractice, errors, and negligence in provision of services to your customers. Depending on your profession, you may be required by your state government to carry such a policy. For example, physicians are required to purchase malpractice insurance as a condition of practicing in certain states.

Commercial Property Insurance

Property insurance covers everything related to the loss and damage of company property due to a wide-variety of events such as fire, smoke, wind and hail storms, civil disobedience and vandalism. The definition of “property” is broad, and includes lost income, business interruption, buildings, computers, company papers and money.

Property insurance policies come in two basic forms: (1) all-risk policies covering a wide-range of incidents and perils except those noted in the policy; (2) peril-specific policies that cover losses from only those perils listed in the policy. Examples of peril-specific policies include fire, flood, crime and business interruption insurance. All-risk policies generally cover risks faced by the average small business, while peril-specific policies are usually purchased when there is high risk of peril in a certain area. Consult your insurance agent or broker about the type of business property insurance best suited for your small business.

Home-Based Business Insurance

Contrary to popular belief, homeowners’ insurance policies do not generally cover home-based business losses. Depending on risks to your business, you may add riders to your homeowners’ policy to cover normal business risks such as property damage. However, homeowners’ policies only go so far in covering home-based businesses and you may need to purchase additional policies to cover other risks, such as general and professional liability.

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Covered California Certified Insurance Agent

Covered California

Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

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Special Bulletins

Apply HereCovered California’s™ Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is a new, online health insurance marketplace developed for small businesses with one to 50 eligible* employees. There is no penalty for not enrolling in Covered California’s SHOP, and there is no additional fee for using a Covered California Certified Insurance Agent. Covered California gives you the opportunity to offer your employees a full range of quality health insurance options from private insurance companies, all while making the process much easier than doing it on your own. Although it is not required by law, many small businesses choose to offer coverage to their employees to benefit their business.

*An eligible employee works an average of 30 hours per week based on a month of work. You may decide to offer coverage to part-time employees who work between 20 and 29 hours per week. Ask a Covered California Certified Insurance Agent for a complete list of eligibility guidelines.

Small-business owners know that the ability to offer employees quality health insurance is a competitive advantage in the labor market.

How SHOP can benefit your business:

  • Employee loyalty, helps you recruit and retain the best talent.
  • Increase Productivity and reduce employee absenteeism
  • Financial Control: You select the level of coverage you’d like to offer your employees
  • Tax advantages.
  • Simple billing.

How SHOP will benefit your employees:

  • Employee choice.
  • Agent support in making plan decisions.
  • Multilingual Service Center representatives.

Covered California Certified Insurance Agents are available to help.

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Covered California What if I have a pre-existing health condition?


Covered California
Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

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Special Bulletins

Using My Coverage
in January: SHOP

Enrollment and Payment Deadlines
Health Plan Information

Apply HereCovered California’s™ Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is a new, online health insurance marketplace developed for small businesses with one to 50 eligible* employees. There is no penalty for not enrolling in Covered California’s SHOP, and there is no additional fee for using a Covered California Certified Insurance Agent. Covered California gives you the opportunity to offer your employees a full range of quality health insurance options from private insurance companies, all while making the process much easier than doing it on your own. Although it is not required by law, many small businesses choose to offer coverage to their employees to benefit their business.

*An eligible employee works an average of 30 hours per week based on a month of work. You may decide to offer coverage to part-time employees who work between 20 and 29 hours per week. Ask a Covered California Certified Insurance Agent for a complete list of eligibility guidelines.

Small-business owners know that the ability to offer employees quality health insurance is a competitive advantage in the labor market.

How SHOP can benefit your business:

Employee loyalty, helps you recruit and retain the best talent.
Increase Productivity and reduce employee absenteeism
Financial Control: You select the level of coverage you’d like to offer your employees
Tax advantages.
Simple billing.
How SHOP will benefit your employees:

Employee choice.
Agent support in making plan decisions.
Multilingual Service Center representatives.
Covered California Certified Insurance Agents are available to help.

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MY ANTELOPE VALLEY EXCLUSIVE: 2014 AV Bridal Show Expose’

 

Marva Greenleaf celebrates Love throughout the AV Bridal Show held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in January every year. Discovering the variety of delights offered by many vendors cherishing this quality of Life

 

Rattlers BBQ Santa Clarita , 2014 Wedding Show. cooking for the AVBOT


World famous Rattlers BBQ of Santa Clarita was at the 2014 AVFair Wedding Show. Rattlers has been selected by the Antelope Valley Board of Trade to cater the Business Outlook Conf Feb21 at Mojave Air/Spaceport. tickets: avbot.org

RC’S Affordable Limousine at the Bridal Show.


Richard Case, owner of RC’S Affordable Limousine, has been providing signature livery services in the Antelope Valley/Bakersfield area since 2000. The idea of this company began with Richard volunteering to drive people to church on Sundays. Since that time, a luxury transportation service has evolved. Richard and his superb team of chauffeurs take pride in providing exceptional, personalized service to all of their clients’ individual needs. Our limousine services are exclusively tailored for you comfort. We are dedicated to providing the best customer service in the limousine transportation industry.

Edwards Federal Credit Union, honeymoon loans


Laura Motes of EFCU is promoting honeymoon loans at the AV Fair Bridal Show. A small town bank helping young couples run their homes, and build a better future. Over 100 vendors were at the 2014 Bridal Show, helping wedding/venue/celebration planners make their dreams come true.  

AV Florist.com , Wedding flowers at the Bridal Show, High Desert Bridal Blooms


AV Florist loves to show flowers at the annual Bridal Wedding Expo. 100 vendors were at the AV Fairgrounds. It is a great , relaxed way to go shopping and find the vendors who will help make your dreams come true.

 

The Blvd Wedding


The  Downtown BLVD association offers a free wedding , all goodies provided to a couple who enters today at the Bridal Expo. This contest offers engaged couples an opportunity to win a free wedding on The BLVD. To enter, simply come to the Bridal Show at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds on January 12th with your fiance to film your video contest entry.  The lucky winning couple will receive a free wedding for up to 50 guests. It’s that easy!

 
 
How does this work?

A VIP judging panel will review all submissions filmed at the Bridal Show and select the winning couple. Once the couple is chosen, BLVD businesses will work with them to select three options for each aspect of the wedding – for example, three bridal gowns, three menu options, etc. Then, the public will have the opportunity to vote online to choose each item that will be included in the wedding. They will have the final vote on the dress, the cake, the flowers – almost everything!

Am I eligible?
To be eligible to win the Wedding on The BLVD, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Resident of the Antelope Valley region
  • Engaged, but not yet married
  • Not be a staff member, member, or relative of members of the BLVD Association or Antelope Valley Fair

What’s included?
All of the following aspects of the wedding are included at no cost:

·         Bachelor party at Kinetic Brewing Company

·         Bridal gown from Bella Bridal

·         Bridal gown alterations and preservation by George’s Cleaners

·         Invitations from Bohn’s Printing

·         Six-month membership to All About Fitness for the bride and groom

·         Salon services from Panache and Bella West Spa & Salon

·         Ceremony and reception in downtown Lancaster

·         Catering for up to 50 guests by Giannini’s Bistro & Grill

·         Wedding cake by Maribel’s Café & Bakery

·         Centerpieces by Lamplighter Candles

·         Wedding photography by award-winning Sutton Photography

·         Wedding photo framing by Graphic Experience

·         Entertainment by Renaissance Art Center

·         And more!

 

Photos by Dudley Jennings

 

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AVBOT 42nd Annual Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference

Covered California

Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

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Special Bulletins

Apply Here

Covered California’s™ Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is a new, online health insurance marketplace developed for small businesses with one to 50 eligible* employees. There is no penalty for not enrolling in Covered California’s SHOP, and there is no additional fee for using a Covered California Certified Insurance Agent. Covered California gives you the opportunity to offer your employees a full range of quality health insurance options from private insurance companies, all while making the process much easier than doing it on your own. Although it is not required by law, many small businesses choose to offer coverage to their employees to benefit their business.

*An eligible employee works an average of 30 hours per week based on a month of work. You may decide to offer coverage to part-time employees who work between 20 and 29 hours per week. Ask a Covered California Certified Insurance Agent for a complete list of eligibility guidelines.

Small-business owners know that the ability to offer employees quality health insurance is a competitive advantage in the labor market.

How SHOP can benefit your business:

  • Employee loyalty, helps you recruit and retain the best talent.
  • Increase Productivity and reduce employee absenteeism
  • Financial Control: You select the level of coverage you’d like to offer your employees
  • Tax advantages.
  • Simple billing.

How SHOP will benefit your employees:

  • Employee choice.
  • Agent support in making plan decisions.
  • Multilingual Service Center representatives.

Covered California Certified Insurance Agents are available to help.

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