Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lisa Hazen and Don Dasher Open CycleBar Westgate

For much of Lisa Hazen's life, she has been immersed in competitive swimming —she is, after all, a four-time All-American swimmer for Stanford University. Her husband Don Dasher is an avid outdoor bicyclist, but not obsessively so.

San Jose, CA, April 25, 2017 - For much of Lisa Hazen's life, she has been immersed in competitive swimming —she is, after all, a four-time All-American swimmer for Stanford University. Her husband Don Dasher is an avid outdoor bicyclist, but not obsessively so.

So there's probably a little bit of wonderment on their part that they are now proud owners of an indoor cycling business.

“I've been a competitive swimmer my whole life,” says Hazen, who is a partner with Dasher in the new indoor cycling center CycleBar Westgate West in San Jose. “I've suffered some injuries over the years and indoor cycling is low impact so it doesn't hurt me. People often don't want to go to the gym to work out because they see it as drudgery. But this is fun and it's a great workout. What could be better than that?”

In fact, Hazen, who has become an avid indoor cyclist since purchasing the CycleBar franchise, says cycling has helped her get back into shape to allow her to swim more. That's a win-win, no matter how you look at it.

Hazen said she and Dasher, who have both spent the bulk of their careers in the high-tech industry in the Silicon Valley, had been looking into franchise opportunities to augment their income and for long-term security.

Dasher said he took a “serious dive” into the world of franchises, even to the point of working with a franchise consultant.

The couple found that indoor cycling was a growing sport with a positive upside. CycleBar, an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, seemed like the perfect fit for the couple.

And even though Dasher is an avid cyclist — outdoor, he emphasizes — he found that indoor cycling is a whole different sport.

“I didn't think I'd like it, I had that purist mentality, I thought indoor cycling was something you only did during inclement weather,” says Dasher. “It's a different sport and once you realize that, you realize it's a great cross-training workout. Training at CycleBar isn’t just a rainy-day replacement, it’s an immersive, entertaining cross training experience with instructors and classmates that make the workouts extremely rewarding.”

When asked if taking on a franchise without any experience in that particular field might be a huge leap of faith, Dasher agreed.

“That's the nature of starting a business of any type, you have to take a leap of faith,” he says. “It could be a Subway franchise, you never really know until you get there. You bring your own strengths and weaknesses to any business.”

Both Dasher and Hazen have spent their careers in high-tech. Hazen is still working in high-tech, while Dasher was the victim of downsizing, which spurred him on to look into franchising and more financial security.

Hazen's career has included companies such as Oracle, Automated Power Exchange, Medical Accuracy Device Company and Labcyte, which she currently works for.

Born in Sacramento, Hazen graduated from Stanford in 1986 with a degree in public policy. She swam with the Cardinal swim team all four years, garnering All American honors each year.

She met Dasher while they were both doing physical therapy; she was there to rehab a swim injury. Later, they joined forces to participate in a team triathlon event, she swimming, he on bicycle.

Dasher was born and raised just outside Philadelphia and moved to California in 1990, where he also worked at Oracle and other high-tech companies before his layoff.

CycleBar, an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, has quickly made a name for itself in the fitness community with its unique approach to indoor cycling. Instructors conduct classes in a theater-like setting, complete with music, visuals and lighting that combine to deliver a motivational, multisensory, communal experience as class participants dig deep to meet their workout goals.

CycleBar offers a variety of payment plans including pay per ride or monthly memberships and provides concierge amenities including free towels, shower facilities, lockers and shoes.

Classes take place in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre, led by CycleStar instructors who motivate their class to reach performance goals. Each ride is added to the rider’s CycleStats, which measures and logs six key metrics to track the progress of their fitness journey. Each rider also receives the class playlist via CycleBeats.

“We brand ourselves as a premier indoor cycling center,” says Dasher. “I describe it as a cross between a boutique fitness center and a high-end spa.”

CycleBar WestGate West, which is scheduled to open on May 4, will be conveniently located in West San Jose just minutes from Campbell, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale — within easy reach of people who live and work in these communities.

Dasher says the success of the franchise will depend on getting the word out to those communities.

“It's a matter of getting out in the community and making people aware we are here,” says Dasher. “We'll take a conservative approach and let demand drive growth. Eventually we'd like to open in Mountain View and Santa Clara. That's the plan.”

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pop Singer-Songwriter Jonathan Cavier to Release New Single, “When You Come Around,” On April 21

“When You Come Around” is the first single from Cavier’s upcoming full-length album, Blue Room.

Los Angeles, CA, April 23, 2017 – Pop singer-songwriter Jonathan Cavier is preparing for the release of his brand new single “When You Come Around” on April 21st, 2017. This is the first single to be released in anticipation of Cavier’s second solo album, Blue Room, which is slated for release May 12, 2017. “When You Come Around,” written and produced by Jonathan Cavier and mixed by Jason Losett, features a delicate combination of atmospheric keyboards and shimmering acoustic guitars. “When You Come Around” is a song about loving someone with all your heart and being willing to do anything for them even if they aren’t always right by your side. Cavier vocals, which are bursting with emotion, are accompanied by light, airy instrumentation, painting a vivid picture of being deeply in love.

The ten songs on Blue Room follows in the tracks of Cavier’s first solo album Premier to merge his varied pop and rock influences from the 80s, 90s and today into a sound all his own. Extracting elements from a wide range of sounds and unique instruments, Cavier continues to “transport listeners to colorful three-minute worlds” on Blue Room through his composition, lyrics, and eye-catching visual accompaniments.

About Jonathan Cavier:
Originally from Northern California, Cavier (pronounced “cav-AIR”) has been based in Phoenix, AZ for several years and performed for years as Alan Clark in atmospheric pop duo EyeTalk. Over the course of ten years and five albums, this venture saw Cavier’s music reach audiences as far-flung as Italy, the UK, and Australia. After five albums and hundreds of shows played throughout the US, Jonathan Cavier has reimagined himself and has formed a new musical identity on his debut solo album Premier. In addition to his musical endeavors, Cavier is a semi-professional tennis player and a member of the USTA and IFT. Cavier says that practicing and playing in tournaments is like “the fountain of youth.”

Follow Jonathan:
Website: http://caviermusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JonathanCavierMusic
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jcaviermusic
Instagram: http://instagram.com/jcaviermusic

For more information, to request an interview, or for a review copy of “When You Come Around” or ‘The Blue Room'

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Akie Bermiss Slated to Rejoin Lake Street Dive’s Extended National Concert Tour May 5 – Sept 1

Keyboardist/vocalist Akie Bermiss performs a featured duet with Lake Street Dive lead singer Rachael Price on the band's national concert tour.

New York, NY, April 20, 2017 - Music protégé and cutting-edge solo songwriter/singer/pianist Akie Bermiss, who was snagged by popular indie multi-genre band Lake Street Dive to play keyboards and provide backing vocals on the first leg of their 25-city national concert tour which was launched in mid-February, is scheduled to rejoin the band for most of their newly scheduled concert tour dates. The extended tour will be kicked off on May 5th at the internationally acclaimed New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Lake Street Dive has added over 30 new tour dates that will carry through early September in support of their latest CD, “Side Pony.”

Keyboardist/vocalist Akie Bermiss performs a featured duet with Lake Street Dive lead singer Rachael Price on the band's national concert tour.
Over the past half a dozen years, Bermiss has become a visible contributor to the fertile Brooklyn music scene as a musician, songwriter or featured vocalist with a collective of upstart groups such as; FutureSoul band Aabaraki, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Miri Ben-Ari (the Hip Hop Violinist) and Rap sensa¬tion Soul Khan. He also birthed the Akie Bermiss Trio, independently released his first self-ti¬tled solo EP (via Rockwood Records in 2014) and continues to mine a loyal fan base performing frequently at cutting edge venues like Rockwood Music Hall , The Falcon, BAM Cafe and The Apollo Cafe, among others.

The Lake Street Dive quartet features lead singer Rachael Price, Mike “McDuck" Olson (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (acoustic upright bass) and Mike Calabrese (drums). The new leg of their national tour will feature them supporting Jack Johnson on three shows, (July 8, 9, 10), four shows with Amos Lee (July 24-28), and one show with Daryl Hall & John Oates (Sept 1). The tour will also include several dates with special guests appearances by; Sweet Crude, Sarah Jarosz and Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.

A full schedule of all the new Lake Street Dive concert engagements through September 1 is listed. All dates noted with an asterisk (*) will feature Akie Bermiss on keyboards.

For more information go to:

Lake Street Dive with guest keyboardist Akie Bermiss getting a SO at the end of one of their shows, are gearing up for an extended tour of over 30 dates starting May 5th at the long running New Orleans Heritage Festival. Pictured above is Lake Street Dive guitarist/trumpet player, Mike “McDuck" Olson keyboardist/vocalist Akie Bermiss, Rachael Price, lead singer, Bridget Kearney, acoustic upright bass, and drummer Mike Calabrese.
May 5* New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

May 6* New Orleans, LA The Civic Theatre

May 31* Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

Jun 2* Birmingham, AL Saturn

Jun 3* Atlanta, GA Candler Park Music & Food Festival

Jun 6* LaFayette, NY Beak and Skiff Orchards

Jun 7* Brooklyn, NY BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival

Jun 9* Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center

Jun 10* Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion

Jun 11* Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

Jun 13* Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Cafe

Jun 16* Shelburne, VT Ben & Jerry's Concerts On The Green

Jun 17* - Jun18* Croton-on-Hudson, NY Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival

Jun 22 Pittsboro, NC Shakori Hills Community Arts Center

Jun 23 Black Mountain, NC Pisgah Brewing Company Outdoor Stage

Jun 24 Williamsburg, VA Funhouse Fest

Jul 7 Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua Amphitheater

Jul 9 Marshfield, MA Levitate Music & Arts Festival

Jul 14 Mount Solon, VA Red Wing Roots Music Festival

Jul 15 Greenfield, MA Green River Festival

Jul 24 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Jul 25 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

Jul 27 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Jul 28 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

Aug 20* Lyons, CO Rocky Mountain Folks Festival

Aug 25* Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater

Aug 26* Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery

Aug 29* Paso Robles, CA Tooth and Nail Winery

Sep 1* Snowmass, CO Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood CA 90093

Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea Announces its Tail Wagging Package

Celebrating its 70th Anniversary of European hospitality at the beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, the Theis family proudly announces its Golfer’s Delight to their valued guests.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, April 20, 2017 - Celebrating its 70th Anniversary of European hospitality at the beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, the Theis family proudly announces its Golfer’s Delight to their valued guests. Each room has been crafted with the same minute attention to detail generations of guests have come to expect from Hofsas House Hotel and is as unique and charming as Carmel itself .

Tail Wagging Package
Hofsas House is one of the most dog friendly hotels in Carmel. Guests receive a complimentary Doggie Welcome Package upon arrival that includes:

· Hofsas House Dog Frisbee

· Hofsas House collapsible dog bowl

· Special Dog Bed

· Letter from Tank our onsite Pet Concierge

· Special dog amenities package

· Tips and recommendations for your four legged friends stay

· Walking Trail and Hiking Guide

· A package of treats.

· Costal Canine Magazine—offering the best four legged options for visiting Carmel

· Minimum two (2)-night stay. $30 fee per night for one dog and $50 per night for two.

· Valid through December 31st, 2017

· To book use CODE: TailWagging

Enter Today!
Hofsas House Annual Something To Bark About Contest

At Hofsas House we love our four-legged friends and as Spring has officially started, it is time to start thinking about Spring and Summer getaways! Share a pic of your pup on our Facebook page with a fun caption and our favorite post will win a two-night stay with us! Post your pic from May 1-May 31. Winner will be announced June 5! #SomethingToBarkAbout

About Hofsas House:
Owned and operated by the Theis Family, Hofsas House Hotel is within walking distance of everything Carmel has to offer, including a stunning beach, fine restaurants and shops and wine tasting. It provides peaceful respite and European charm just minutes from Monterey, Pebble Beach, Big Sur and Pacific Grove. The Hofsas House’s 38 spacious, one-of-a-kind rooms boast European comfort and lovely views and amenities such as fireplaces, private balconies, wet bars, kitchens and patios. Large suites provide the perfect stay for newlyweds and anyone else seeking an extra special getaway. Dutch doors in every room allow guests to welcome in the ocean air, and free WiFi enables them to stay connected — if they want to.

The Hofsas House Hotel family works to ensure every visitor's experience is special, striving to offer the highest quality personal services. Consider the continental breakfast, abundant with fresh French Roast coffee, tea, juice, fruit and pastries from a neighborhood bakery, or the personalized concierge services for guests and their families, including their four-legged family members, who are welcome as well.

For large groups — wedding parties, company meetings, family reunions and others — Hofsas House Hotel offers a spacious room equipped with a fireplace and full kitchen that can comfortably accommodate 40 people. A heated pool, dry saunas, decks with views and off-street parking are on-site as well.

Hofsas House Hotel is located on San Carlos Street, north of Fourth Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. For more information, call (831) 624-2745 or visit www.hofsashouse.com.

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

Monday, April 17, 2017

Order increases for the ParaZapper™ MY-3 has caused a significant increase in Lead times

Para Systems Inc. unveiled a new member to its family of zappers, the ParaZapper™ MY-3 model. This zapper which has a total of over 270 frequencies in 25 modes with better accuracy is designed to perform better than its predecessors.

Horton, AL, April 17, 2017 - David Etheredge, President Para Systems Inc., Reported that orders for the new MY-3 model have significantly increased, leading to long lead times. New employees have been added to speed up the production and shipping. The MY-3, which delivers leading performance and quality, backed by Current Controlled (CC) technology.

In addition to the increased mode selections, the new ParaZapper™ MY-3 model has a superior zapping ability i.e. able to kill microbes. The MY-3 model has a distinct specific frequency feature that allows specific frequencies to run for sufficient time for maximum effect.

"People today expect the best experience from their technology- they are counting on technology to kill parasites and microbes wherever they are," said David Etheredge. "The new ParaZapper™ MY-3 zapper gives customers the good experience they expect from the best zappers, with performance that allows them zap with more accurate consistency, when they want, in a model they will be proud to own."

The MY-3 model is designed with accurate frequencies utilizing many of Royal Raymond Rife's frequencies and technology that far exceeds the old Hulda Clark and Bob Beck zappers. The accurate frequencies make the micro-controller zappers such as this one to work better.

This model employs the constant current or current controlled output technology which is better, safer output that meets Dr. Clark's recommendations. Other cutting edge features found in the Hulda Clark zapper that are not present in other devices in the market include:

Good connection indicators: in this product, the status indicator serves as s good connection indicator with the changing colors without reducing that output.

Larger contacts: this provides a greater amount of electrical signal to produce greater effectiveness than would be achieved with smaller contacts.

"We introduced multiple frequency zappers because they can reach and destroy more organisms, and the MY-3 model is the latest in the market with amazing capabilities in killing microbes" said David.

One of the most popular zappers is the Terminator style zappers and these are very popular for their convenience. According to David Etheredge, "These zappers are limited because of two features. First, these electrodes are only about the size of a penny, which is way too small, causing skin burns, even holes in the skin from usage. Additionally, these electrodes are right next to each other, essentially shorting out much of the signal." People who have tried both zappers, while they still like the convenience of the Terminator, prefer the effectiveness offered by the best ParaZapper products."

The best results come from using a 4 point contact system with one negative contact and 3 positive contacts. In some cases, using this configuration with paddles and pads can almost double effectiveness and satisfaction.

Para Systems Inc., the maker of the positive offset zapping products as specified by Dr. Clark such as the ParaZapper™ CC2ParaZapper™ UZI-3, and the new ParaZapper™ MY-3 model. For more information on pricing and delivery, visit Hulda Clark Zapper Co at http://huldaclarkparazapper.com.

About Para Systems Inc.
Para Systems Inc. is a usa based maker of ParaZapper zapping products. They make a wide range of zapper models available for both US based and international customer from those countries that are not banned from trade by the U.S. government.

Contact Information
Para Systems Inc.
Hulda Clark ParaZapper sales
490 Holland Rd. Unit B 35980

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Collavate Releases Google Machine Learning Based Auto-Translation on Collaboration Workflow for Google Drive

Collavate, Inc. (San Jose, Ca.) has announced the release of Collavate 3.9.1. The upgraded version includes improvements to enhance the use of the Collavate— an original Cloud-based document management and workflow processing solution with security for personal Gmail and Google G Suite.

San Jose, CA, April 13, 2017 - Collavate, Inc. has announced the release of Collavate 3.9.1. The upgraded version includes improvements to enhance the use of the Collavate— an original Cloud-based document management and workflow processing solution with security for personal Gmail and Google G Suite. This update includes website widgets, a fully-functional task master, an auto-translating feature and a new user interface.

"Adding Google Machine Learning based translation in our app is just the beginning. We will add more unique AI features to help our users improve their work," said CEO and product evangelist, Justin Jung.

For those needing to build an enterprise portal or incorporate an intranet, the new version release makes incorporating group collaboration easier and more efficient than ever before. Now, users can copy and paste Collavate’s widget codes for workflow and post tools onto websites or Google Sites, and also add other gadgets for Google Calendar, Gmail, and other various features.

One of the most notable advances included is Post Translator, an auto-translate feature, powered by Google Cloud Machine Learning technology, lessening language barrier issues that may hinder work productivity. The translation button is located in the right corner of each post, and when clicked, the post will automatically convert the post to the user’s set profile language. Each user can use the auto-translate feature up to 10 times per day.

Usage of Collavate Groups has been improved in this new version. To organize a team project with a “to do list” approach, a team member simply fills in the project description on a post, uploads any relevant documents, and invites colleagues to the team project. A notification is automatically sent to each included team member. Once members accept the invitation, full collaboration features are immediately accessible.

Deadlines on posts has been added drive effective results-driven work. A deadline date can be assigned for the entire domain, a subgroup, or to individual(s) by clicking the clock icon, which automatically converts deadlines to the correct time zone date and time for each member. The individual(s) are notified of the deadline and are reminded accordingly when approaching the due date.

Another improvement is the updated user-friendly interface design to facilitate navigation. Contacts can easily be added to posts by directly typing @ followed by a contact’s name. Contact search suggestions has been greatly improved for the option to quickly select contact(s). Now, there is also the option to upload your own background wallpaper to customize your Home menu.

Security features are carried over from the previous version, in addition to a new designated Login page to accommodate future supportage of sign in for Google accounts and non-Google accounts. Now, non-Google users may now set up their administration screen to disable domain sharing for posts.

The improved Collavate version is made to be mobile-friendly. An icon web shortcut can be added to appear as an app on your smartphone.

Founded in 2014, Collavate, Inc. continues its upward momentum in taking the networking platform to the next level with newly released improvements. Users may login to start a free Collavate 3.9.1 upgrade by visiting the company’s website at www.collavate.com.

Harry Jung
Collavate Inc
San Jose, CA 95129
+1 (650) 515-3733

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tell Mom You Love Her with a Specially Wrapped Gift Box of Honey from the Carmel Honey Company

The celebrated Carmel Honey Company, created by 14-year-old Carmel entrepreneur and bee expert Jake Reisdorf, is now offering specially wrapped gift boxes of honey, just in time for Mother's Day.

Carmel, CA, April 10, 2017 — The celebrated Carmel Honey Company, created by 14-year-old Carmel entrepreneur and bee expert Jake Reisdorf, is now offering specially wrapped gift boxes of honey, just in time for Mother's Day.

Mother's Day is fast approaching and what better way to tell your Mom you're sweet on her than a gift box of pure, natural honey from the Carmel Honey Company?

Carmel Honey Company has a wide variety of honey and honey gift boxes available for order online. And for Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14, each gift box ordered will be wrapped in a yellow ribbon and bow.

Gift boxes, which can be customized to your (or your Mom's) favorites, can include Meadowfoam Honey, Orange Blossom Honey, Sage Honey, Wildflower Honey, Honey Stix, and pure raw honeycomb.

One of the most popular, for example, the large gift box, contains one 12-oz. Meadowfoam Honey, one 3-oz. Orange Blossom Honey, one 3-oz. Sage Honey and one Wildflower Honey Stix pack.

To order online, go to www.CarmelHoneyCompany.com.

About Jake and Carmel Honey Company:
Jake Reisdorf is the chief beekeeper and owner with his family of Carmel Honey Company, which he started as part of a school project where his teacher assigned professions to each student and directed them to research the profession and build a presentation on it.

While researching his assigned profession of website designer, Jake, 10 years old at the time, decided to take it one step further and actually create a real website. At that time, Jake had taken one beekeeping class with his Dad and thought it would be cool to design a website about honey bees.

Not only did Jake get an “A” on the project, it inspired him and spurred him to start Carmel Honey Company. That was three years ago.

His passion for honey bees grew as he learned about Colony Collapse Disorder and real honey. Expanding his research and education drove Jake to learn more about honey and bees and ultimately decide it was critical to give back.

The “Jake Gives Back” program includes sharing honey bee knowledge with kids and adults of all ages. Whether he is in a classroom speaking to first-grade students, or at a corporate event talking with business owners and seasoned professionals, his passion and appreciation of how honey bees impact our world is infectious. He also “gives back” by making a financial donation to honey bee research and education organizations.

Jake currently attends 8th grade at Carmel Middle School and keeps his knowledge of apiology (the scientific study of bees) current by continuing to manage his own honey bee hives and attending industry conferences throughout the country.

Carmel Honey Company
(831) 687-8511

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455