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Winterize Your Home

Texas weather is known to turn on dime! DFW was hit with tornadoes, snow, and winter’s freezing temperatures within this past month. With anticipated snow approaching this weekend, now is the time to help local residents avoid damages before they happen! Winterizing their home’s plumbing helps to ensure your home is protected especially protecting your pipes.

“Leaving a hose connected outside in winter can cause water left inside to freeze and expand, freezing your faucets and connecting pipes as well,’ says Jamie Wooldridge of BERKEY’S Plumbing “Most people don’t think about this.”

6 Tips to Winterize your Home

• Prepare your outdoor faucets: Remove and drain your water hoses and store them indoors before the first freeze.
• Fix leaks now: Simple ways to Inspect your pipes and spot leaks
• Wrap any pipes in unheated areas of the home: This is crucial for, mobile homes especially. Visit the hardware store and grab some heat tape and/or pipe insulation. Protecting the pipes in your home, from low temperatures is the single most important thing that you can do.
• Tune up your water heater: Start with draining all the water and then you can maintain your water heater without over working it during this time of the year
• Service your furnace: Make sure you have clean filters and call a professional to help with major repairs.
• Let the faucet drip: This eliminates pressure that can build between the faucet and an ice blockage, so even if a pipe freezes, it may not burst.

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2016 Dallas Travel & Adventure Show

 

Media Contacts:

Michelle Lamont

Taylor Valentine

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214-228-9135/ 214-550-6422

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 16, 2015

 

THE TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW SERIES RETURNS TO DALLAS JANUARY 30-31ST FEATURING TRAVEL EXPERTS, EXCLUSIVE VACATION DEALS AND CELEBRITY SPEAKERS

 

DALLAS- Back for the sixth year, the 2016 Dallas Travel & Adventure Show, part of the largest series of consumer travel shows in the U.S. returns to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center January 30-31. The popular tradeshow connects avid travelers with the world’s top travel providers, who in turn share insider knowledge about top domestic and international destinations, the latest travel tips and exclusive travel deals.  Attendees will have access to travel celebrity speakers, dozens of seminars, trip giveaways, prizes and fun activities for the entire family. 

Headliners for the upcoming show include “Frommer Guides” editor Pauline Frommer, Travel Writer and Host of Rick Steves’ Europe, Rick Steves, CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg, and The New York Times bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die author Patricia Schultz who each will present as keynote speakers.

“Texans have a natural appetite for travel and adventure.  The Dallas Travel & Adventure Show is a smart, cost-effective way for savvy travelers to find, plan and book their dream vacation,” says Travel & Adventure Show CEO John Golicz, who also serves as executive editor of the popular travel website 1000TravelTips.com. “There are more seminars and family activities at this year’s Dallas Show than ever before.”

In addition to the wide variety of exhibitors from both international and domestic locations, the event features multiple theaters designed to educate and entertain.  Wanderlust travelers can attend the Destination Theater and hear locale-specific workshops focused on Australia & New Zealand, Alaska, India, among others.  The Savvy Traveler Theater sessions will provide attendees the opportunity to gain valuable tips and tricks for traveling smarter, more safely and with fewer hassles. 

Tingling the taste buds will be the culinary demonstrations at the Taste of Travel Theater  produced by Amy Kushnir and Garth Blackburn from Taste Texas TV. Notable chefs such as Pink Magnolia’s Blyth Beck, Chamberlain’s Restaurant Richard Chamberlain will be on hand creating cuisines from around the world.

For those wishing to immerse themselves further into an exotic culture, the Global Beats Theater will feature local performers presenting traditional song and dance from around the globe.

Hundreds of vendors and travel experts will be showcasing thousands of destinations on the exhibit floor and will provide insight and ideas for attendees as they plan every aspect of their next vacation. New to the show is a crowd favorite from other Travel & Adventure Shows, camel rides, for voyagers who wish to envision destinations afar.

 

For the adventurous traveler considering a scuba getaway, there’s opportunity for an early plunge in the “Be a Diver”, 18,000-gallon heated dive pool, sponsored by DEMA. Learn basics and have photo bragging rights with your underwater “Selfie”. Those wanting to be closer to nature will enjoy scaling the 25-Foot Rock-Climbing Wall.

The Dallas Travel & Adventure Show is sponsored by 1000TravelTips.com, supporting sponsor Rick Steves’ Europe and contributing sponsor is Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department. Exhibitors include Tourism Fiji, Florida Keys & Key West, Jamaica, Japan National Tourism Organization, Luxury Vacations UK, Maui Convention & Visitors Bureau and Mexico Tourism Board.

Returning to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (650 S. Griffin St. Dallas, Texas 75202), The Dallas Travel & Adventure Show is two days only: January 30th-31st. On Saturday, the show opens at 9:30 a.m. for travel trade only, with general public hours set from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. On Sunday, the show opens at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Single-day tickets are available online for $9 or at the door for $12. Two-day tickets are available online for $16 and at the door for $20. For tickets and more information, please visit www.travelshows.com/shows/dallas.

 

About Unicomm and the Travel & Adventure Show:

Unicomm, LLC is an independent media and events company specializing in originating and managing world-class trade shows, conferences and digital properties. Unicomm’s properties include the Nation’s largest and longest running series of travel events, the Travel & Adventure Show®, in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco/Bay Area, Washington, D.C., San Diego and Philadelphia, and 1000TravelTips.com.attracting over 130,000 consumers each year. For more information, visit www.travelshows.com.

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Catherine Marrs Leading Independent Education Consultant in North Texas

Dear Students & Parents,

Applying and getting into college is harder than ever. In fact, in 2015, college acceptance rates dropped as low as 5.05% for the first time ever. At no surprise, there is an average ratio of 1 counselor for every to 450 students and hiring a private admissions counselor is on the rise. ​Independent education consultants are here to help students find the right college for them, academically and financially, so they graduate with a relevant degree and without significant debt. 

While many students encounter different obstacles during the college planning process, here are 5 top tips that can help college hopefuls succeed.

  • Early bird gets the admission- Start early. Do not wait until the last minute to submit college applications, apply for scholarships and financial aid, and to determine which college or university fits best for the students’ major of choice.

  • Don’t follow the crowd- Just because your best friend, boyfriend, or girlfriend chooses the college of their choice, does not mean that is the right choice for you. You have to determine your destiny and making wise decisions when it comes to your college future is vital

  • Get connected- Join organizations and leadership around campus. This is a good way to meet new friends and connect with the school to make your new college journey smoother than ever.

  • It’s your choice- Do not allow your parents to dictate which college is best for you. Yes, I understand, financially, it is their concern but you also would like to keep in mind that you have to attend and enroll in the classes. Do what is best for you.

  • Practice makes perfect- This is the time that students should be practicing writing essays, interview techniques, and resume writing so that once you graduate, it will be easier to find your career in the field of study you chose.

Having to hire an independent education consultant can be costly and some parents cannot afford it. Trust me, I understand. By placing thousands of students in colleges and universities in North Texas and other partner states, I found that these free tips are most helpful for parents and students.  

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for each of our readers and for their remarkable children. For more information about Catherine Marrs, visit www.marrscca.com

 

Sincerely,

Catherine

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Mishty Deb Attorney, Community Leader

According to the Dallas Economic Development center nearly 20% of businesses in the City of Dallas are owned by women and that number is growing. With less woman breaking the "glass ceiling” in the corporate arena female owned business are leading the way to true financial freedom. A whopping 45% of America millionaires are now women, this trend seems to have legs.

So, before you quit your day job make sure you have helpful business resources to direct your new journey of entrepreneurship. One of the reasons, women are superseding men in this area is because we are more results driven and community leader, lawyer and entrepreneur Mishty Deb decided to not complain about it but do something about it!

Misty created a FREE workshop series for women called “Sharks in Heels.” Misty was able to convince some of the top leaders in DFW to share their secrets and resources with the attendees famously called "Sharkettes" and explains why she feels women can not only break that glass ceiling but shatter all expectations of woman leaders.

Below, she provides her 4 helpful traits to successful women entrepreneurship in 2016 and the secrets to unlock your future.

  • Women are always learning: Women listen, read books and publications, network and attend professional events. We tend to seek our mentors, sponsors and advisor, and continuing education.

  • Women drive for results: Women build better teams, and they’re more likely respected and liked as manager. They are also better leaders than men and understand the importance building relationships.

  • Women use their portfolio as power: It is natural for women to have power through the internet and social media as a way to raise small amounts of funding. According to Mary Quist-Newins, author ofWomen and Money: Matters of Trust, 60 % of high-net-worth women have earned their own fortunes.

  • Women use failure as the gateway to success: Women tend to not feed into the negative vibe and move forward and towards success/ Women understand that no obstacle is easy but by learning from your failure, it will help you not make the same mistake twice.

 

These free traits could help women entrepreneurs prosper in their businesses and learn how to take over in the industry. This could be the next you. Be sure to check out the next Sharks in Heels event in January 2016. More information about Sharks in Heels or Mishty Deb, visit http://sharksinheels.com/press/ or http://ladeblaw.com

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Catherine Marrs Leading Independent Education Consultant

Dear Students & Parents,

Applying and getting into college is harder than ever. In fact, in 2015, college acceptance rates dropped as low as 5.05% for the first time ever. At no surprise, there is an average ratio of 1 counselor for every to 450 students and hiring a private admissions counselor is on the rise. ​Independent education consultants are here to help students find the right college for them, academically and financially, so they graduate with a relevant degree and without significant debt.  

While many students encounter different obstacles during the college planning process, here are 5 top tips that can help college hopefuls succeed.

  • Early bird gets the admission- Start early. Do not wait until the last minute to submit college applications, apply for scholarships and financial aid, and to determine which college or university fits best for the students’ major of choice.

  • Don’t follow the crowd- Just because your best friend, boyfriend, or girlfriend chooses the college of their choice, does not mean that is the right choice for you. You have to determine your destiny and making wise decisions when it comes to your college future is vital

  • Get connected- Join organizations and leadership around campus. This is a good way to meet new friends and connect with the school to make your new college journey smoother than ever.

  • It’s your choice- Do not allow your parents to dictate which college is best for you. Yes, I understand, financially, it is their concern but you also would like to keep in mind that you have to attend and enroll in the classes. Do what is best for you.

  • Practice makes perfect- This is the time that students should be practicing writing essays, interview techniques, and resume writing so that once you graduate, it will be easier to find your career in the field of study you chose.

 

 

Having to hire an independent education consultant can be costly and some parents cannot afford it. With my experience of placing thousands of students in colleges and universities, I found that these free tips are most helpful for parents and students.  

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for each of our readers and for their remarkable children. For more information about Catherine Marrs, visit www.marrscca.com

 

Sincerely,

Catherine

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Catherine Marrs Independent Education Consultant

Dear Students & Parents,

 

Applying and getting into college is harder than ever. In fact, in 2015, college acceptance rates dropped as low as 5.05% for the first time ever. At no surprise, there is an average ratio of 1 counselor for every to 450 students and hiring a private admissions counselor is on the rise. ​Independent education consultants are here to help students find the right college for them, academically and financially, so they graduate with a relevant degree and without significant debt.  

 

While many students encounter different obstacles during the college planning process, here are 5 top tips that can help college hopefuls succeed.

  • Early bird gets the admission- Start early. Do not wait until the last minute to submit college applications, apply for scholarships and financial aid, and to determine which college or university fits best for the students’ major of choice.

  • Don’t follow the crowd- Just because your best friend, boyfriend, or girlfriend chooses the college of their choice, does not mean that is the right choice for you. You have to determine your destiny and making wise decisions when it comes to your college future is vital

  • Get connected- Join organizations and leadership around campus. This is a good way to meet new friends and connect with the school to make your new college journey smoother than ever.

  • It’s your choice- Do not allow your parents to dictate which college is best for you. Yes, I understand, financially, it is their concern but you also would like to keep in mind that you have to attend and enroll in the classes. Do what is best for you.

  • Practice makes perfect- This is the time that students should be practicing writing essays, interview techniques, and resume writing so that once you graduate, it will be easier to find your career in the field of study you chose.

 

 

Having to hire an independent education consultant can be costly and some parents cannot afford it. With my experience of placing thousands of students in colleges and universities, I found that these free tips are most helpful for parents and students.  

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for each of our readers and for their remarkable children. For more information about Catherine Marrs, visit www.marrscca.com

 

Sincerely,

Catherine

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Mishty Deb Attorney, Community Leader

According to the Dallas Economic Development center nearly 20% of businesses in the City of Dallas are owned by women and that number is growing. With less woman breaking the "glass ceiling” in the corporate arena female owned business are leading the way to true financial freedom. A whopping 45% of America millionaires are now women, this trend seems to have legs.

So, before you quit your day job make sure you have helpful business resources to direct your new journey of entrepreneurship. One of the reasons, women are superseding men in this area is because we are more results driven and community leader, lawyer and entrepreneur Mishty Deb decided to not complain about it but do something about it!

Misty created a FREE workshop series for women called “Sharks in Heels.” Misty was able to convince some of the top leaders in DFW to share their secrets and resources with the attendees famously called "Sharkettes" and explains why she feels women can not only break that glass ceiling but shatter all expectations of woman leaders.

Below, she provides her 4 helpful traits to successful women entrepreneurship in 2016 and the secrets to unlock your future.

  • Women are always learning: Women listen, read books and publications, network and attend professional events. We tend to seek our mentors, sponsors and advisor, and continuing education.

  • Women drive for results: Women build better teams, and they’re more likely respected and liked as manager. They are also better leaders than men and understand the importance building relationships.

  • Women use their portfolio as power: It is natural for women to have power through the internet and social media as a way to raise small amounts of funding. According to Mary Quist-Newins, author of Women and Money: Matters of Trust, 60 % of high-net-worth women have earned their own fortunes.

  • Women use failure as the gateway to success: Women tend to not feed into the negative vibe and move forward and towards success/ Women understand that no obstacle is easy but by learning from your failure, it will help you not make the same mistake twice.

 

These free traits could help women entrepreneurs prosper in their businesses and learn how to take over in the industry. This could be the next you. Be sure to check out the next Sharks in Heels event in January 2016. More information about Sharks in Heels or Mishty Deb, visit http://sharksinheels.com/press/ or  http://ladeblaw.com

 
 
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Mishty Deb Attorney, community leader

According to the Dallas Economic Development center nearly 20% of businesses in the City of Dallas are owned by women and that number is growing. With less woman breaking the "glass ceiling” in the corporate arena female owned business are leading the way to true financial freedom. A whopping 45% of America millionaires are now women, this trend seems to have legs.

So, before you quit your day job make sure you have helpful business resources to direct your new journey of entrepreneurship. One of the reasons, women are superseding men in this area is because we are more results driven and community leader, lawyer and entrepreneur Mishty Deb decided to not complain about it but do something about it!

Misty created a FREE workshop series for women called “Sharks in Heels.” Misty was able to convince some of the top leaders in DFW to share their secrets and resources with the attendees famously called "Sharkettes" and explains why she feels women can not only break that glass ceiling but shatter all expectations of woman leaders.

Below, she provides her 4 helpful traits to successful women entrepreneurship in 2016 and the secrets to unlock your future.

  • Women are always learning: Women listen, read books and publications, network and attend professional events. We tend to seek our mentors, sponsors and advisor, and continuing education.

  • Women drive for results: Women build better teams, and they’re more likely respected and liked as manager. They are also better leaders than men and understand the importance building relationships.

  • Women use their portfolio as power: It is natural for women to have power through the internet and social media as a way to raise small amounts of funding. According to Mary Quist-Newins, author of Women and Money: Matters of Trust, 60 % of high-net-worth women have earned their own fortunes.

  • Women use failure as the gateway to success: Women tend to not feed into the negative vibe and move forward and towards success/ Women understand that no obstacle is easy but by learning from your failure, it will help you not make the same mistake twice.

 

These free traits could help women entrepreneurs prosper in their businesses and learn how to take over in the industry. This could be the next you. Be sure to check out the next Sharks in Heels event in January 2016. More information about Sharks in Heels or Mishty Deb, visit http://sharksinheels.com/press/ or  http://ladeblaw.com