Orange County, Filling Up With New Swimming Pool Even On A Drought

There may be a drought in the entire state of California but that isn’t stopping Orange County from building backyard pools or infinity pools. One particular homeowner, David Mickey, did not let the drought get in the way of his plans to build a pool in his backyard.

In fact, he has even said that his pool is actually going to help him save water. The landscaping of the pool area would include an artificial turf, cement decking, plants that are tolerant to the drought and a computer controlled system that would help adjust the watering depending on the season as well as monitor the pool water levels.

Mickey described his system as a water conserver because through it, he says that he will be able to know how much water he is using and he can control it with the use of his phone.

It is no secret that the state of California and the local water agencies are all working together to put restrictions in the water use in Orange County to as much as 35 percent, the construction of pools in the Orange County appears to be booming and blooming.

Since 2010, Orange County homeowners have installed about 4,500 new swimming pools in their backyards. 829 were built in 2014 alone and this year, the number is expected to be at 900.

Mike Brunning, the president of Orange County Pools, said that the business is skyrocketing and that they are all booked up this year.

The reason for this apparent boom in pools is due to the economic recovery that the country is experiencing.

In defense to the pool industry, they said that pools save more water than lawns and conventional landscaping. The local water agencies had confirmed of its validity but they have also said that would only work for a couple of years.

With the state imposing various restrictions on water use, many agencies have questioned the refilling and filling of swimming pools. Bans are being placed in several cities but even with these restrictions, it would seem that the people’s desire to build pools could not be hindered.


Tutor Program Continues Growth, Reaches More Students Than Ever

Tutoring has become a great help for students especially during times when learning becomes too difficult. Luckily, there are always people like those at Bee Academic Tutoring who are there to help students out and the students, on their side, seemed to not mind the help. In fact, the number of students looking for tutorial services continues to increase.

The same thing is happening for Bryce Beatty and the tutor program he is with that is continuously growing, reaching out to more students than ever.
When Bryce was in high school, he was focused on chemistry, advanced placement physics, biology and honors, all the while playing for his high school basketball team.

That all changed, however, when he came to Grand Canyon University back in 2012. He no longer wore his jersey and mitts. Instead, he donned latex gloves and an apron. Bryce turned his attention solely to Biology, emphasizing on pre-med. But even with his outstanding science background back in high school, Bryce knew that he would still need to get a tutor in Chemistry because of his chosen career pursuit.

Upon his arrival, he immediately sought tutoring help from the Center for Learning and Advancement (CLA).

Now, Bryce is in his junior year and has also become one of GCU’s top science tutors. In fact, he helped the University leaders in the restructuring of the tutoring system and has greatly assisted in its success.

Last 2013, GCU established the Learning Lounge in Alhambra High, that used to be an underperforming school. It is an afterschool program meant to help students for free. It is a welcoming, safe and fun place where students can work on their skills in reading, writing and math. They could either be in a one-on-on or in a group setting alongside the tutors of GCU. Afterwards, the program was extended to other high schools like Phoenix Union High and the Alhambra Elementary School districts.

Dr. Joe Veres, the director of student development and outreach, says that the University wanted to establish personal connections with the students in a bright environment where students and tutors would also get to enjoy free snacks and drinks.


Plus-Size Clothing Can Be A Profitable Business

Plus size women often feel discriminated and disrespected when they shop for clothing at brick and mortar shops. Despite the fact that a lot of women are considered on the plus-size, traditional stores do not carry the size they need. The option therefore is to turn to online stores like Dale and Waters where plus-size is given due respect.

In the fashion industry, plus-size means size 14 and up with a market valued at $17 billion or actually closer to $18 billion if the junior’s segment is factored in. However, trendy stores do not carry plus-size clothing and if they do, they only relegate a portion to larger sizes. Plus-size clothes are almost always displayed next to the maternity department. The focus of department stores is seasonal clothing and beachwear.

The opportunity in plus-size clothing is starting to be considered by many designers and a crop of business-minded individuals have risen to the occasion. Plus size customers no longer have to endure the insults at traditional stores because they have the option of online boutiques and swimsuit lines that actually prioritize plus-size clothing. As a business decision, plus-size clothing and beachwear retailers believe that it makes more sense to go online.

Many designers are now going online to sell their clothes because they know that ecommerce is the perfect way to sell their products. Their customers know where to look for them online particularly since brick and mortar stores are not interested on catering to the plus-size market. One example is Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek) which is not a standard fashion industry affair. Now on its seventh year of operation, FFFWeek has gained a lot of attention over the years for re-inventing plus-size style. They have also helped many designers gain their own confidence in starting their plus-size lines.

Since it is not always easy to be found online, a lot of marketing has to be done. One of the marketing techniques is fashion blogging so that the plus-size community can communicate online. Members can follow and talk with each other to create an enhancing and uplifting atmosphere. This plus-size people experience the same frustrations and they believe they deserve more than what they are being given.


Meet Three Of The Biggest Fences In The World Today

Fences and walls have always played a great role in human history. China built a great wall to keep the Mongols out; the Romans built Hadrian’s Wall to protect themselves from the barbarians; and the Berlin Wall was built by East Germany to prevent East Berliners from escaping to the west. While history tells us how fences and walls were used to divide, it can also be said that they are a symbol of stability, safety and strength.

People have always felt safer when they have walls to protect them and up to this day, people still believe in that ideology. In the past years, the number of border fences has increased across the globe. Island nations like Japan and the Philippines probably don’t need to erect barriers since they are enclosed in a large body of water but for countries that are literally next to one another, one can see the need.

Countries build barrier fences for different reasons. Some do it to prevent illegal immigration while others do it to keep themselves from getting involved in another country’s conflict. Fortunately, there is a saying that great fences make great neighbors and with this saying, people can hope that the following countries have a good relationship with their neighbors.

1. Turkmen-Uzbekistan Barrier
The third biggest barrier fence in the world was built by Turkmenistan’s dictator, Saparmurat Niyazov, back in 2001 to remember him by. It has a length that encompasses 1,056 miles.

2. Indo-Bangladeshi Border
With a length of 2,030 miles, the Indo-Bangladeshi Border is the second biggest barrier fence in the world. It was built to prevent illegal immigration and drug trafficking. Coincidentally, it has been reported that before the barrier was built, there were already clashes between the two countries.

3. United State-Mexico Barrier
You probably would have guessed this already. Encompassing 2,087 miles, the US-Mexico barrier is the biggest fence in the world. If you watch a lot of movies, then you would already be familiar with why the barrier was built. Since its erection, the barrier has received great opposition from both sides. As of today, it is still yet to be completed.


Housing Market Confidence Grows In UK

In the recent house price index, it showed that the household owners in the United Kingdom continue to believe that the value of their homes will continue to rise as promising as the first six months in the year. The real property sector has continued to bloom contrary to several indicators that it will slow down. Houses equipped with the latest trendy interior designs, living room fixture and furniture as well as the best bathroom wash basins, are what home buyers are eyeing for.

Out of the 1,500 households that were surveyed across the United Kingdom, 23.7 percent homeowners said that the value of their property had risen in the past month. Only 4.6 percent reported that their house value had fallen. This was according to the index that was reported by Knight Frank and Markit Economics, a real estate firm.

Because of the strong belief of the correspondents of an improved value in their property, the resulting HPSI read 59.5. This month has been the twenty seventh consecutive months wherein the reading was above 50. The reading this month was an increase of last month’s reading which stands at 58. It is likewise the highest index reading since last October 2014. The result indicates that the households have already dismissed the uncertainties that the General election has caused.

There is another HPSI that measures what the household owners think will be the value of their properties in the future. This is called the future HPSI. The research indicated that it rose to 70.5 in June and is up by .5 since last month. The index report also unveiled that household owners are getting more confident that the value of their properties will rise consistently within the next 12 months.

The head of the residential research in the United Kingdom said in a statement that the expectations in the rise of household prices have achieved the highest level within the year. This is driven by the results during the General Election as it provided clarity on the people’s outlook for the household finances as well as the housing market.


The Expansion Of Security Companies

There are a lot of companies edging out each other when it comes to developing the best security and alarm system for homes and commercial establishments. With daily reports of thieves breaking-in in urban and suburban areas, there has been a growing concern of rightly protecting ones’ home. One of the leading companies that have been deemed to excel in giving alarm security services to their clients is the ADT Alarm Systems. The ADT Alarm Systems has been in the industry for more than a century and its undying presence has proved that it is a force to reckon in the alarm systems industry.

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The company offers cutting edge technology with its newly introduced ADT Pulse that is equipped with an option that includes Z-eave technology. With the help of ADT Alarm Systems, you can achieve in creating a safe place for your family equipped with automated SMART features.

The expansion of security companies

With the growing market for the security and alarms market, the Hackett Security has announced that it will open a new branch in St. Louis. This big news was heralded by the CEO of Hackett Security, Michael J. Hackett. The CEO told in an interview that it was strategic for them to open a new office in the area. While a lot of customers have also urged them to open a business place in the area, they also did their research and the market study exceeded their perceived opportunities in the area. The potential coverage for their new store is about 250 miles. This will give them a pretty good swath in the metropolitan areas.

The Hackett Security is known to be a provider of various integrated systems including video, fire, intrusion, door access, dedicated database managements and remote video monitoring. The company is likewise 2050 certified which means that it can provide services for facilities of the federal government.

The capabilities, reach and services of the company are what clients have been long searching for. The steady growth of the company to become a super-regional security store can be attributed to the unrelenting and ingenious ways of the employees of the company.


Bawarchi Restaurants, Treating Patrons With Exceptional Indian Cuisine

If you are looking to enjoy fine Indian cuisine in Sathorn or anywhere in Bangkok, then you should definitely visit the award-winning Bawarchi restaurants. Bawarchi is one of the best Indian restaurants in Bangkok and a visit in the city of angels wouldn’t be complete without a taste of fine Indian cuisine.

Bawarchi Indian restaurant chains aims to provide its customers with an assortment of Indian delicacies that are sure to get your taste buds addicted. Not only that, Bawarchi also aims to give their customers with great customer service as well as a stunning ambiance for a worthwhile course.

Their menu was also designed to entice the patrons through visually and texturally appealing dishes.

In English, Bawarchi basically means ‘chef.’ The restaurant’s specialties are in Mughlai and North Indian cuisine. They give great emphasis on signature dishes and presenting them through elegant and fine dining.

One night in Bawarchi would make you feel like royalty due to the environment, the service and most especially, the food. The restaurant feels like they are serving India on a plate. All of the courses are prepared by highly experienced Master Chefs with Indian roots, using high quality and authentic ingredients.

The secret to their recipes are the Indian spices that come all the way from India and when it comes to Spices, there is no spice like Indian spice. Bawarchi also makes use of traditional style cooking. They prepare their meat, bread and other important ingredients using a clay oven or Tandoor.

Due to their success in both India and Thailand, Bawarchi has received numerous awards. They have been the constant recipient of Certificate of Excellence awarded by the Trip Advisor and was also awarded as one of the Best Restaurants in Thailand. Their quality of food service had also been recognized by the Global Trade Leaders Club and was hailed as the best overseas Indian restaurant.

With all of these accomplishments, the Bawarchi restaurant chain has no plans of being complacent. They have already planned their expansion throughout south and Southeast Asia. They already have opened an outlet in Myanmar and people can expect more from them in the years to come.


The Advantages Of Airport Transfer Services According To The Experts

Just recently, we have met up with the people at Link Airport, a company that specializes in providing airport transfer services to and from all airports in Perth, Australia. During the meet-up they have shared with us how advantageous it can be to avail airport transfer services.

For those who are unaware of what airport transfer services are, they are basically a transfer service that involves picking up and dropping off clients and customers to and from an airport. These services are most often provided by hotels, tour operators and airport transportation companies.

If a person has a busy schedule and is short on time, then it may not be advisable for them to be searching for taxis when they arrive at an airport. Searching for taxis take too much time as there are other people who are also looking for them. What they can do is to hire an airport transfer service that can get them to their destination in no time.

According to Link Airport, airport transfer services give a person many different advantages. The first one is convenience. When a person has recently arrived at the airport after a long flight, it would somehow give a relief for that person knowing that there is already a car waiting to pick him or her up and take him or her home or to a hotel. With this service, they wouldn’t have to bother their family or friends and ask them to pick that person up.

Airport transfer services are also a practical choice especially when one is traveling with his or her family. That person and his family will immediately be taken to their destination without any hassle while also giving him the advantage of saving time and money.

When one avails an airport transfer service, he can be assured a safe trip. If one is traveling in an unfamiliar place, it is important to be cautious about one’s own safety. But with an airport transfer service, a person would enjoy the comfort of safety as the driver would lead you to a safer route.

One would also be able to choose what type of car he or she wants to be picked up with. Cars and prices would have to depend on the comfort level. Luxury cars provide the highest comfort and satisfaction.


Former Northern Labs Building Now Used As Climate-Controlled Storage Space

People have become very practical over the past century. Nowadays, they find value in everything, including things that have already been used by other people but still prove to be very useful. One such example is a very familiar blue building on the corner of West Custer Street and the South Rapids Road formerly used by Northern Labs and now being used as a climate controlled storage space.

The building, which also has an additional office and small business areas that can be rented, has been up for sale for a couple of years before it was bought by Kevin Ramminger of the Statewide Property Advisors, Inc. last year.

People in the area were actually wondering what would happen to the building and while they were doing so, they didn’t know that Ramminger was already making plans to turn it into a whole new business: The Manitowoc Self Storage.

For those who do not know, self storage is a great way of storing personal belongings, de-cluttering a household, storing old and valuable furniture and many other purposes. Self storage has many types and one of them is climate controlled storage wherein the storage units are made available in stored buildings where all of the units are humidity and temperature controlled which would help provide protection to valuable items.

Ramminger said that he has had his eye on the former Northern Labs building as well as watching over the market area in Manitowoc for quite a while now. He remarked that the location as well as the reputation and nature of the building are all perfect for his idea. Ramminger also noted how busy the area was and how it is the perfect place for any kind of business.

Currently, Ramminger is preparing a website for the brand new business so that people would be able to rent spaces online. The website will also allow them to make payments online and help them effectively manage their spaces.
While it is true that Kevin Ramminger is excited for his new business, he is also happy that a historic building would once again be used, this time for his business.


7 Companies Like Paper Mart To Serve Consumers’ Packaging Needs

Paper Mart had definitely made many changes in people’s lives today. Once, people have to result to buying paper bags that are industrially made etc., however, with the advent of Paper Mart, they could indulge themselves with hand-crafted, eco-friendly products that would look beautiful and stay beautiful for quite a long time. The company has already been serving the industry for 94 years and they are still continuing to show the world how they value nature and its customers at the same time.

Paper Mart has always been improving even if it is already considered one of the best in the industry. They put generous and endless discounts almost every time – giving their customers more purchasing power in order to quench their packaging needs – may it be for paper bags, baskets, bubble wraps or even food containers.

Truly, the company has become an icon as it has helped many with their dilemmas and needs, however, what if they are not available in your location?
Thankfully, the steps of Paper Mart have inspired many. Now, there are other companies that could give the same service to you which will surely be helpful if ever you find yourself in a predicament where you can’t reach out for the company.


From this small list of 7 companies that may give you products like from Paper Mart, we could already see how big the industry has become. This only adds up to the points of Paper Mart as it definitely contributed a lot into these changes.
Companies are now thinking more about the nature and are introducing eco-friendly products one after another whilst without a compromised quality. With users and nature being the lead on the inspiration list of companies today, it is definitely delightful to know that the quality of service has become more top-notch.

With these plethora of sites to choose from with Paper mart as the top of your list, you’ve just obtained an emergency button that will surely help you with your packaging needs in the future. With their wide array of available and gorgeous designs and eco-friendly materials, you’ll definitely find something that would suit what you’re looking for.


Historic Biscayne Boulevard Home Sold To Investor

Homes can be bought much faster when you seek the help of investment companies like HomeUnion Investment Properties. With a little professional help, anything can be processed much faster.

Such was the case with a historic Biscayne Boulevard Home in MiMo.
According to reports, a 2,000 square-foot house from the MiMo Boulevard Historic District was sold and has been purchased for $775, 000. The house is said to be 77 years old.

The property is estimated to be 7, 340 square-foot and located at 5631 Biscayne Boulevard just across the street from the future site of the Boulevard 57, a 107-unit condominium of Unitas Development Group.

Keyes Commercial Realty’s Tony Ullua was the broker who represented both the buyer and the seller during the process of transaction and the lucky man who managed to claim the historic home is none other than the president of Global Investments Realty himself, Joel Rodriguez.

The previous owners and sellers were hotelier couple Orlando and Gladys Valdes. This couple had already bought the Cavalier South Beach located at the 1320 Ocean Drive for an outstanding price of $12.5 million while also having purchased the Motel Blu found in 7700 Biscayne Boulevard back in 2014 for $4.2 million. The purchases were made after they sold South Beach’s Dolores and Eva hotels for a remarkable $17.5 million. In February, they have also made the decision to sell The Orchid House found at 1350 Collins Avenue for an estimated $7.5 million.
The property that was sold to Joel Rodriguez was owned by the Valdeses for about 11 years. It was sold for about $105.59 per square foot. The hotelier couple first bought the house back in 2004 at a price of $625, 000.

Ullua said that the purchase is a testament as to how aggressive the market is now saying how a lot of people had already wanted to buy it after it had been placed into contract.

There were no alterations done with the historic home, Ullua says. Everything is how it originally is.

Joel had planned to move his office there but now has decided to lease it as either a commercial or a residential property.


Experts Reveal Home Insurance Tips To Help First Timers

The first time you buy your very own home marks a significant event in your life. Owning your own house is probably one of the biggest landmarks that you can achieve. But for first time buyers, buying a home is not that easy. There are many things to consider like the contents of the house, the color, the wallpaper, the furniture. But out of all of these, probably one of the most important things to consider is home insurance. There are many insurance companies that offer home insurance Syracuse services for first time homeowners.

This is important because home insurance can help protect not only your property, but the things in it as well.

Experts have revealed just recently some home insurance tips to help out first time buyers. According to them, the insurance for buildings may be able to cover the cost for rebuilding and repairing them in the case it gets damaged or destroyed. They said that most mortgage lenders would insist that you already have buildings insurance but it would be better if you made sure.

The contents that are inside your home may not be covered by a standard buildings insurance policy. That is why you would need to have a contents policy. To protect all your belongings, you can either look for an insurance policy that combines both buildings and contents or you can look for a separate contents only policy. Either way, you must conduct some extensive research regarding these topics because it does not hurt to know a lot of things about something before you engage in them.

These experts have also advised first time buyers to always calculate the value of all their belongings very accurately because there are single value items limit to most belongings that is why you would need to consult your insurance agency for this.

The last tips that these experts have shared is to shop around and look for the best deals. Do not just rely on the opinion of your lender or other people because their choices may not be the best choice for you. Learn to search the internet and speak to a number of insurance companies.

YMCA Worker Accepts Double Challenge For Fund Raising

YMCA Worker Accepts Double Challenge For Fund Raising

A resident of Norwich, Joseph Bickerdike who is a key worker in Norfolk’s YMCA, accepts a double challenge in an effort to raise funds where in the Christian charity is the recipient.

His first challenge will be a marathon this coming April 26 which will take place in London and after a few months he will be going on a Tour de Y bike ride for a total of 360 miles.

Mr Bickerdike works at the YMCA located in central Norwich. He is assigned in the accommodation facility, John Drake House, for more than 18 months now. His work at YMCA has inspired him to join the marathon and be a member of the YMCA team which will represent England.

According to him, he has taken on a number of half-marathons before but has never tried the full marathon though it has been on the list of things he wanted to do in the future. He also shared about people’s positive view regarding the London Marathon which is considered as one of the most well-known race. Mr Bickerdike went on to express his excitement regarding the event though he knows it might be physically challenging before he even reaches 26 miles. His motivation is fueled by his desire to raise money for a great cause.

Mr Bickerdike shared his work on the YMCA Norfolk located in Norwich where he deals with supporting young people in order for them to appreciate the full potential inside of them – body, mind and spirit. These young people have experienced being homeless and he knows the money raised could be a big help to the organization.

Taking on the challenge is also his way of raising awareness and shedding light on people’s general idea of those who are receiving benefits and those who are homeless.

Mr Bickerdike is also a member of the Oak Grove Community Chapel which is also located in Norwich. After the first challenge is done, he will embark on training that will last five months so he could prepare for the Tour de Y cycle challenge which is done annually. His friends will be joining him in this challenge.

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House Along The Coastline Powered By Ocean Waves

When beach lovers and surfers in South Africa decided to build their homes along the coast where they can readily jump into the ocean, architects thought of ways to give new home designs for their clients. Home builders decided to give the home owners with renewable energy. The new home design is not just some solar panels hooked up in a house. Instead, it is a design that will float in the water. This new beach house is powered by the waves.

This new house design is still set to be constructed next year. The outer part of the house will be made of concrete materials and will be anchored on the ocean’s rocky coastline. The inner shell of the bunker will be made of aluminum which will be made to float in the waves.

How will this design harness power from the waves? Every time that the wave breaks, two sets of turbines located inside the house will collect kinetic energy. This energy is then transformed into electricity.

Architect Margot Krasojevics is the person behind the idea of a beach house powered by ocean’s waves. She said that she specifically used this idea in a similar way as to how surfers choreograph their movement through the waters but only not moving in this case.

The beach house will also be incorporated with solar panels. Adding wave power to the house will give it some distinct advantages. Margot pointed out that tides are more predictable when compared to wind and solar energy.

In industrial and commercial buildings, sustainable technology and the use of smarter materials are getting common. However, residential architecture innovates slowly. Most architectural works do not incorporate renewable energy and sustainability in the designs.

The architect is hoping that the tide-powered beach house will be common along the coastlines of oceans in South Africa as well as in other countries. In order to achieve this design, it is important for the engineers to work closely with the latest technology.

She adds that everything in this planet is rapidly changing when compared to a couple of years ago. Climate change affects everyone living in this planet and we should learn to adapt.


Blue Bow Campaign – To Build Awareness For Child Abuse Prevention Month

Many organization use ribbons to encourage people to show their support for a cause. Ribbons have become symbols and colors represent various causes. If you are in need of ribbons in single color or a combination of different colors, visit

Blue ribbons will be tied around the campus of SIUE University Foundation to show their commitment for the nationally-known Blue Bow Campaign that marks April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The blue ribbons are expected to create awareness for the Child Abuse Prevention Month by Children’s Home and Aid, a family-based service in Illinois. The blue color of the ribbons will represent the bruises of physical abuse that children suffer physically and emotionally.

According to Emma Christensen, this is the first year that the foundation will be observing Child Abuse Prevention Month because they want people to be aware that there are services available if they are in need of help. Many families live on campus and the university cares about these families. Sometimes, it is possible for people to be suffering from problems of abuse but they are not aware of available resources.

According to freshman nursing major Cassie Caldwell of Swansea, she plans to make a donation to support the cause. Junior mass communication major, Destiny Cantrell from Chicago assumed that the blue ribbons tied around trees were for the Autism Awareness Month which is also being honored in April. Knowing the true reason for the blue ribbons, Cantrell will consider volunteering for the sake of children.
Donations can help shelters that help children since there are few organizations that will extend their help for kids who will be involved. It would be a kind deed to volunteer and make donations.

According to Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Rachel Stack, her experience at Parents Anonymous, a hotline for parents has made Child Abuse Prevention Month as highly significant. The slogan that says “Asking for help is a sign for strength” has issues that require fixing. However, Blue Bow Campaign is a sort of public service where everyone is invited to contribute. It is similar to team building where students can participate.

To Teach Students Entrepreneurship Is What Student Painters Aims For

To Teach Students Entrepreneurship Is What Student Painters Aims For

For those who are looking for a great paint job, Miles Droege and his band of painters are currently offering La Porte residents painting services of good quality and at an affordable price. Not only is he doing this to earn money, but also to learn more about business.

Student Painters which is a branch of the Young Entrepreneurs Across America (YEAA), is a program that is aimed to provide college students internships and to give them the tools that they will need in order to become successful.

That is where Droege got his chance of expanding his knowledge and skills in the business world. Student Painters has allowed him to run and manage his own branch of the painting company. Droege was not the only one who was gifted with this opportunity but also a great number of college students and homeowners have been granted this position by Student Painters with its partner Sherwin Williams, a paint company tasked to train painters.

Droege said that he really thinks that it’s a really great opportunity not only for him but for all those who are involved and that the biggest and greatest thing about the whole program is that they teach you how to run your own business. He also wants his painters to know that they are not just workers but they are also helping this business grow.

Droege is only a 19-year old La Porte native and is currently a freshman student at the Purdue University studying business management. He first heard about Student Painters from his resident adviser and quickly after that, he became really involved and is now a branch manager that will bring the painting company to La Porte for the first time.

He says that running Student Painters is the same as running your own business with a little help from executives. They provide the tools and teach them how to do it but the business management is solely for you only.

The crews are made up of four individuals, three of whom are painters and one production assistant but all of them will report to Droege.

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How My Little Pony Influenced Girl’s Toys And Other Products

The re-launch of the phenomenal My Little Pony has spurred the introduction of Hasbro’s girl’s toys. Aside from toys, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has influenced a lot of other products from accessories to apparel. My little pony hoodies can be used by fans when they attend brony meetings.

The word brony has become a peculiar internet phenomenon but is has also received a share of derision. It seems that people cling to the belief that cartoons are only for kids and adults do not have the right to be entertained.

On the other hand, Hasbro most recent earning reports show a big growth in what was perceived as girl’s toys. Hasbro’s girl’s toys are selling like hotcakes while Mattel’s Barbie doll sales have dropped by 14% in the last quarter. However, the puzzling question is whether all the buyers are girls?

The intriguing question came about because of the growing number of “Bronies” that were spurred by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. My Little Pony has been around since the late 80’s but 27 years later, Hasbro has decided to introduce a new look for toys based on the popular animated series.

To quote directly from Hasbro’s most recent earning’s release; the girl’s category grew by at least 21% in the first quarter of 2014. My Little Pony, My Little Pony Equestria Girls and Nerf Rebelle (which is essentially a pink Nerf gun) have contributed to the outstanding growth of the category.

While Hasbro does not want to be bogged down with the financials of the whole thing, traditional pillars of the toy industry like Hasbro’s Playskool and many of its board games, Mattel’s Barbie and Fisher Price are flagging. My Little Pony is doing quite well and Hasbro’s girl’s category has propelled Hasbro into earning its first $1 billion in 2013.

Contrary to expectations, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is attracting the attention of everybody irrespective of age or gender. Last September the appeal was described as a mix of quality information and feel-good vibes. Hasbro’s recent products suggest that it is deliberately courting adult fans with trending cars, comic books and USB drives.