PADI CD Holly Macleod receives Platinum and Elite-300 Awards for the 8th year running in the Gili Islands

INDONESIA, January 23, 2021 / — Once again Award Winning Industry Leading Multiple Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod has received the PADI Elite-300 Instructor Award; making it the eight consecutive year winning both this and the Platinum PADI Award.

Gili Islands, Indonesia
The PADI Elite Instructor Award is issued to instructors who have certified a certain amount of students. The award is available in 50, 100, 150, 200 & 300; so in this particular case the Elite-300 award donates that PADI Course Director Holly Macleod has issued over 300 PADI certifications in 2020. The Platinum Award is basically the highest possible award a PADI Course Director can receive and is awarded for not only experience based on the number certifications; but also takes into account continuing education courses and overall commitment to professional PADI Instructor training.

PADI Course Director Holly Macleod has been in the recreational diving industry for over 18 years and has had the opportunity to work in a variety of different global diving destinations including Honduras, Thailand, Australia, UK, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia & Singapore. Having issued well over 3000 PADI Instructor certifications Holly has designed a program that draws upon previous experience to provide a true real life experience based training program preparing instructors to confidently deal with a variety of situations they may encounter in the field.

The PADI Program conducted by Holly Macleod has now become an internationally acknowledged rite of passage for any professional PADI Divemaster who is passionate and serious about becoming a scuba diving instructor. The entire program, from start to finish is conducted by Holly and has been purposely designed to go way beyond what is required by the PADI IDC curriculum syllabus. It is widely regarded as a far superior training experience than that generally found within today’s recreational diving industry.

For Holly, it’s not just about teaching the courses, getting paid and receiving all of these great awards; it’s really just a way of life. Having such a passion for teaching and for the underwater environment means that every professional diver who decides to take the next step can feel confident that Holly will be there before the program starts, throughout the course, during the instructor examination and will even be available afterwards for assistance when starting out in what many would call the real world.

The PADI IDC Indonesia with Holly really is a passport to a new career teaching others to dive with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be highly successful in the journey. Professional Divemaster’s can be assured a quality training experience. Prospective candidates can see first-hand reviews from previous candidates on the PADI IDC Gili Islands TripAdvisor Page and keep up with the latest news and updates via the IDC Gili Islands Instagram Page.

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Holly Macleod Awarded the 2021 PADI IDC Platinum Award for the 8th Year running in the Gili Islands

INDONESIA, January 23, 2021 / — Again in 2021 Industry Leading Multiple Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director has received the PADI Platinum Award; making it the eight year in a row receiving both this and the PADI Elite 300 Instructor Award.
Gili Islands, Indonesia

The PADI Platinum Award is the highest possible recognition rating given to only a few Course Directors worldwide each year in recognition of their scuba diving instructor training achievements and overall commitment to the industry by way of professional level educational excellence. The PADI Elite Instructor Award Program recognizes PADI Instructors for reaching specific milestones based on the number of certifications you issue annually. So in this particular case the Elite-300 denotes over 300 certifications issued by that particular instructor; and for Holly Macleod that would mean over 300 Instructor level certifications.

During 2020 PADI Course Director Holly Macleod saw candidates from a variety of different countries including Indonesia (both Jakarta and Flores), India, Hong Kong, China, Poland, USA, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Holland, Italy, Sweden, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France, Australia, Korea, Portugal, Singapore, Canada and Greece taking professional Instructor level training in the Gili Islands and are all now certified to teach others to scuba dive.

Holly Macleod has a wealth of experience within the recreational diving industry and has been working within diving for nearly 2 decades in a variety of different diving related roles. Holly has worked in a range of different world wide diving destinations including Honduras, Thailand, Australia, UK, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia & Singapore. Holly has now issued well over 3000 scuba diving instructor level certifications and uses this experience to train others to teach recreational diving courses. With all of this industry experience Holly has devised a training program that incorporates personal teaching circumstances and situations that have actually taken place to provide real life experience based training to new instructors; therefore preparing graduates to teach new divers with a confidence that they can deal with any circumstantial situations that may arise.

Receiving the Platinum Award is a great achievement for any PADI Course Director, but the main thing is that PADI Course Director Holly Macleod was able to continue delivering the program well into the year, despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic and was able to continue sharing her passion for scuba diving and for professional dive training.

The PADI IDC Indonesia Program is considered as amongst the best places to train as a professional PADI Scuba Diving Instructor, whereby candidates will receive real experience based training and be prepared to start a rewarding and successful career teaching others to dive. The PADI IDC Gili Islands Reviews found on TripAdvisor is possibly one of the best places to really find out what others thought of the program. For the latest news and updates social media such as the IDC Gili Islands Instagram page is a great start.

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Quick Quack Car Wash Celebrates Grand Opening of 27th Utah Location in Logan with Fundraiser and Free Car Washes

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Award-winning Car Wash Chain to Hold Special Fundraiser on Jan 25 and Free Washes from Jan 27 through Feb 7

While we love growing our brand of car washes in Utah and adding Logan to the list of communities we can serve, our favorite part of what we do, by far, is helping to change lives for the better.”

— Jason Johnson, CEO

LOGAN, UTAH, USA, January 23, 2021 / — Quick Quack Car Wash, the largest and fastest-growing car wash chain in Utah, is giving away their best “Lucky Duck” car wash to every customer for 12 days to celebrate the opening of a new location serving Logan and surrounding areas. The free car wash days begin on January 27th and run through February 7th and are only available at the new location. Quick Quack will also be awarding prizes of “Free Car Washes for a Year” to five lucky customers during the first hour of the Grand Opening on January 27th. Quick Quack Car Wash is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The new car wash is located at 1224 Main Street and is the second Quick Quack Car wash location in Cache County. The other location at 8 South Hwy 165 in Providence opened in 2018.

In conjunction with the Grand Opening, Quick Quack will also hold a special fundraiser on Monday, January 25th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to benefit Cody Britton and his family. Cody is a combat veteran who served seven tours overseas and suffers from PTSD. During the fundraiser, customers will be able to preview the car wash prior to the Grand Opening and receive the Best, or “Lucky Duck” Wash, for free. Quick Quack will be matching donations made by customers during that time.

“We are honored to be able to help a veteran and his family during these challenging times,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of Quick Quack Car Wash. “While we love growing our brand of car washes in Utah and adding Logan to the list of communities we can serve, our favorite part of what we do, by far, is helping to change lives for the better.”

Quick Quack Car Wash frequently sponsors local events and athletic programs, including facilitating and contributing to community groups’ fundraising efforts. Quick Quack is regularly named the favorite or best car wash in the areas where it operates and has been recognized for sustainable business practices and water conservation.

In addition to a big yellow duck named Quackals, Quick Quack Car Wash is best known for its free vacuums and “wash-all-you-want” unlimited car wash memberships starting at only $19.99 per month.

About Quick Quack Car Wash
Quick Quack Car Wash operates more than 120 locations in Utah, Arizona, California, Texas, and Colorado. The Quick Quack Car Wash concept grew from a desire to get cars clean using the best technology and to do it extremely fast and fun. The high-quality and environmentally friendly car washing system uses neoprene foam, soft cloth and filtered, recycled water. The customer stays in their vehicle while being automatically guided through the car wash where the vehicle is soaked, soaped, washed, polished, rinsed with spot-free water, and dried, all in a matter of minutes. More information is available online at ###

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Quick Quack Car Wash Grand Opening in Logan

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Nutrition And Wellness Consultant Sara Ibrahim BJ Talks About Her Upgraded Website

USA, January 23, 2021 / — A popular Nutrition And Wellness expert has upgraded their website and added a new app to help people to shed the pounds and get in better shape. One impressive section on the new website is aimed at those brides getting married and helping them to lose weight for the big day with the world’s best wedding weight loss plan.

So, who is the popular nutrition and wellness expert? Well, that is Sara Ibrahim BJ who is a master’s in nutrition & wellness, certified board member, and certified personal trainer. She is the owner of BJ Master consulting and NWByS and with her team of experts helps people all over the world to become healthier.

Sara Ibrahim BJ is someone that knows from first-hand experience what it is like to be overweight and how hard it can be without the right guidance and advice to lose weight. She spent five years switching between doctors and experts to find the right method for her. Now, she is using that experience to help others.

We sat down with Sara Ibrahim BJ to learn more.

1. First of all for those that don’t know you, can you introduce yourself? I’m Sara Ibrahim or Sara Ibrahim BJ, as many know me, a registered nutrition and wellness consultant, American Association of drugless practitioners certified board member, and owner of BJ Master Consulting & NWByS.

2. You are a Master in nutrition & wellness, certified board member, and certified personal trainer, what does that actually mean, and what do you do? This means I studied a lot to discover the perfect combination for a healthy lifestyle and weight management. What I do is help my clients overcome difficulties and achieve their personal health goals.

3. Before becoming a nutrition expert you worked in finance, a huge difference in careers, what made you give up the numbers to help people to lose weight and become healthier? In addition to working in finance, I hold a degree in management science and technical analysis.

What inspired me to change my career was my own health. I had a severe thyroid condition that changed my life entirely. I gained 88 pounds (40kg) and had extreme hair loss and eyelash loss, and also a lot of stress as a result.

Losing weight was not easy for me. I went from one doctor to another, and it took me almost five years to reach my goal. My choices for maintaining this weight loss were taking medication for my thyroid for the rest of my life or learning how to manage my condition naturally. This was when I decided to study and change my career so I could help myself and others.

4. So, you had a thyroid issue which caused you to gain a lot of weight, for those that don’t understand how a thyroid issue can cause weight increase, can you explain? There is a complex relationship between thyroid disease, body weight, and metabolism. The hormones your thyroid gland releases help regulate your metabolism, which means how efficiently your body burns food for energy. When your thyroid makes less of its hormones as it does in hypothyroidism, your metabolism slows down. So you won’t burn off calories as quickly, and you’ll gain weight. The more severe your hypothyroidism is, the more weight you’ll gain.

6. You put on a lot of weight, so how did life change for you from being a normal weight to being overweight? I was more than overweight, I was obese. When I was overweight, I felt like everyone was always looking at me and judging me for eating. It was also really hard to go shopping and finding nothing in my size. I couldn’t buy the big name brands I wanted to because they didn’t make my size. I looked years older than I actually was, and I felt like no one would ever find me attractive.

7. You have launched a business to help people to lose weight and become healthier, can you tell me more about it? NWByS is a part of BJ Master Consulting, a licensed consulting firm, and a branch of BJ’s. The business specializes in helping our clients overcome difficulties and achieve their personal health goals.

Our mission is to cut through empty promises, confusing advice and provide affordable, professional, and highly effective Nutrition and Fitness Consulting services to a wide range of clients to help them get in better shape even if they’ve tried and failed before.

8. So, what services will NWByS offer? Our services and areas of expertise include:
* Weight Loss
* Fat loss
* Sports Nutrition
* Holistic Nutrition
* Wellness Nutrition
* Vegan/Vegetarian Diets
* Pregnancy Nutrition
* Performing Nutrition Screenings
* Nutrition & Fitness Assessment
* Nutrition & Fitness Counselling
* Planning Nutrition & Fitness Programs
* Food Allergies
* Special Diets
* Coaching Behaviour Change
* Promoting Healthy Eating Habits
* Large-Scale Meal Planning

10. I see you have lots of different plans available from a basic plan to a premium plan, so basically you can help people with different budgets, but will they all get the same kind of results? With every plan, if the person sticks to it, there will be results. The differences between the plans are how much food, menu rotation, and follow up is included. This can affect a person’s rate of success, plus it’s healthier.

11. What makes you think you can help people to lose weight? I can help because I’m a professional, and I also have experienced being overweight, and I understand how challenging losing weight can be. I know how an overweight person thinks what they want, and what they can and can’t do. I have a team of experts with excellent qualifications and extensive experience in nutrition, dietetics, and the fitness industry.

12. Do you believe everyone can lose weight? Yes, I do. It may be harder for some people than others, but they can. One of the reasons people don’t lose weight is that they don’t believe they can lose weight after one or two experiences with the wrong programs, so they just give up.

13. What is the biggest problem people face when it comes to trying to lose weight? Nowadays, there are more problems than ever, thanks to social media and commercials. From my point of view, the biggest one is when people think of perfection and try to change their lifestyle from unhealthy to healthy overnight. This idea makes it hard to start ,and often they get discouraged quickly and give up.
Change takes time, this is why I use and include behavior change techniques with my clients because I believe behavior and habits can’t be changed overnight.

14. Is your service available to just those living in the USA, or is it available worldwide? Our services are currently available online for everyone worldwide and in-person in the USA and Kuwait. Hopefully, after the Covid 19 pandemic is over, we will also offer in-person services in Tunisia and Germany.

15. You said that it took you almost five years to lose weight, so what timescale can those people who use your service expect to lose weight? I had four years of failure, and then it took me about ten months to lose all the extra weight. The timescale for weight loss depends on many factors, including how many pounds the person wants to lose. I will be lying if I gave you a number, but what I’m sure about is that in three months, anyone can see results.

16. There are people out there that try and try to lose weight and no matter what they do and what diet their follow, the weight does not drop off, why is that? Some dieters may have a medical condition that is making things harder including hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

From my experience, a significant number of dieters who have trouble losing weight are simply eating too many calories. Many think they are dieting, but they don’t know how much they’re actually eating every day. People tend to underestimate their calorie intake by a significant amount.

Other reasons may be related to not sleeping well, not drinking enough water, plus certain medications can make weight loss harder or even cause weight gain.

17. If someone does not have the ability to exercise much due to a disability or illness, can they still lose weight? Yes, of course. Changing your body is 70% nutrition and 30% fitness, so the person can still lose weight with diet only, but their results won’t be as fast as diet and exercise.

18. Where can someone find your services online? All of our services and contact details can be found on our official website:

19. Can anyone contact you personally for motivation or any concerns? The easiest way for anyone to contact me is through my email: sara@nwbys or, Instagram account: @nwbysara

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Williams Bay Community Group Pushes Back On Observatory Woods Development Plan Inbox

Nonprofit group pushing back on development of unspoiled Lake Geneva lakefront land. The University of Chicago is selling the land to developers.

WILLIAMS BAY, WI, UNITED STATES, January 23, 2021 / — Williams Bay Community Group Pushes Back On Observatory Woods Development Plan

Petition Drive Seeks One-Year Moratorium To Preserve Woodland and Lakefront Areas

Citing concerns the COVID-19 pandemic has severely limited public participation, the Williams Bay Association for Land Preservation (WBALP) is petitioning for a one-year halt in the process of developing the woodland and lakefront areas surrounding the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay.

WBALP is conducting a direct legislation petition drive to collect signatures from eligible Williams Bay residents who support a proposed ordinance calling for the moratorium. A proposed amendment to the Village of Williams Bay Comprehensive Plan is currently pending before the Village Plan Commission. If approved, previously untouched woodlands would be rezoned from "Public and Institutional" use to “Large Lot Residential” use.

"Residents and elected officials of the Village of Williams Bay have the responsibility to protect these areas," the proposed ordinance reads in part. "The COVID-19 pandemic presents serious barriers for public participation." A moratorium is necessary "in order to temporarily protect the public interest and welfare," according to the proposed ordinance. The woodland and Geneva lakefront areas are designated as primary environmental corridors by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.

"The residents of Williams Bay want a seat at the table," said Sandra Johnson, WBALP founder. "We want to be sure that our elected officials are working on our behalf."

Volunteers for the community organization will be canvassing Williams Bay neighborhoods on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24. They will be seeking signatures from Williams Bay residents who are at least 18-years-old. Those interested in signing the petition can also visit Steamers Coffee Shop at 26 W. Geneva St., in Williams Bay.

About the Williams Bay Association for Land Preservation:

The Williams Bay Association for Land Preservation (WBALP) advocates for the preservation of undeveloped, and environmentally and historically significant land for our community’s health and heritage. These areas are designated as primary environmental corridors by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and are considered some of the best remaining woodlands, wetlands, and wildlife habitat areas in Walworth County. WBALP seeks transparency in our local government and asks to be part of the conversation. Learn more at

For more information contact:

Sandra Johnson
(262) 325-1065

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Business Feasibility Study – Wert-Berater, LLC

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Wert-Berater, LLC is the leading provider of new business enterprise feasibility studies for SBA and USDA loans nationwide.

Best in Class Feasibility Studies Nationwide”

— Donald Safranek

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, January 23, 2021 / — When making an application for financing of a new founding, construction or expansion of a business enterprise project to be financed through the SBA, the Small Business Administration Code of Federal Regulations-CFR-2011-Title 13§120.160 your lender may require a feasibility study from a qualified consultant.

Wert-Berater, LLC is the leading recognized provider of feasibility studies for SBA nationwide. The feasibility study is an in-depth undertaking that includes supported research and reasoning concerning the potential performance of a new construction or expansion project. Moreover, Wert-Berater, LLC is also the nation's leading provider of feasibility studies for USDA Business & Industry and Rural Development programs.

Since 1998,

Wert-Berater, Inc. aims to provide the ultimate level of evaluations of our clients. We work closely with all stakeholders and take pride in our communication, project management, and execution abilities. With our considerable experience in a variety of sectors, we can provide feasibility studies around the world, on virtually any undertaking large and small. Wert-Berater, Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality of feasibility studies in the industry to ensure we provide you with prime service and your ideal outcome.


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We are pleased to provide a written offer after we understand the extent and location of your project, the loan program being applied for and your timing. Please phone us at 1.888.661.4449. You may also contact us at our website:


Normally, 2 to 3 weeks providing that we have the required project data provided by the client. RUSH orders are accepted on a case-by-case basis at an additional fee.

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How One Busy Mom and TV Host Celebrates the First Woman of Color VP with ‘I Could Be Next’ Campaign for Black Girls

Alison Vaughn and Daughter, Sarah

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Alison Vaughn, CEO of Jackets for Jobs

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Alison Vaughn, author of “Ms. Goal Digger”

Brand New Alison Vaughn Show: Ministry for Busy Mothers Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. EST on the Daily Gospel Network is Creating Good News

I wants my show to be a positive light in the darkness we are going through right now.”

— Alison Vaughn, Author/Speaker/CEO and now TV Talk Show Host

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, USA, January 23, 2021 / — Successful businesswoman. Sought-after speaker. World traveler and Ivy League graduate. This busy working mom of a precocious tween is the total package. Alison Vaughn, host of the “Alison Vaughn Show: A Ministry for Busy Mothers,” knows how to juggle a hectic schedule.

On her new platform, Alison is reaching hearts with her transparent story-telling and vulnerable tell all style. Recently the busy mom hosted an intimate inauguration party for African American girls to witness the historic swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris. Vaughn seized the opportunity to instill Godly values into the girls during this teachable moment. She encouraged the young girls to see themselves in today’s events and gifted each girl with special T-shirts which read “I Could Be Next."

She offers the same ray of hope and Christ centered teachings to her viewers by weaving our everyday challenges into the pages of the Bible. Vaughn’s goal is to show viewers God cares about their concerns while reassuring them that He is ever present in their times of trouble.

The electrifying evangelist shares practical insights for living your best, most abundant life, on her 30-minute lifestyle show airing every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. EST on the “Daily Gospel Network.” Found on Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Firestick, the show reaches some 5 million homes.

A graduate of Word of Faith Layperson's Bible School in Southfield, Michigan, Vaughn says she wants her show to be a “positive light in the darkness we are going through right now.” Riveting topics range from “How to be A Virtuous Woman” to “Do You Still Believe in Miracles?”

Recently, Alison had the privilege of interviewing Emmy Award-winner Shaun Robinson. The well-known TV personality, philanthropist, and Detroit native, stopped by the “Alison Vaughn Show” to help women get some direction for the road ahead. Vaughn says her dream is to sit down one day with A-list Hollywood star Jada Pinkett Smith.

Alison’s captivating smile, strength, and compassion connect with women on every level of the socio-economic spectrum. As a graduate of Yale’s Women’s Campaign School and author of the award-winning book “Ms. Goal Digger, Success is Sexy!” — Vaughn knows it takes hustle and a lot of stick-to-itiveness to make it in today’s world. While running the successful non-profit Jackets for Jobs, Vaughn provided clothing and job-ready skills to over 30,000 women.

As CEO of the thriving work force development organization Jackets for Jobs which was featured on ABC’s “The View,” NBC’s “The Today Show,” and Oprah’s “O Magazine,” this Detroit dynamo has changed the economic landscape for under-represented groups for two decades. Vaughn, a Goldman Sachs Scholar, and one of Martha Stewart’s “Dreamers into Doers.” made her vision of helping others a reality and now she is doing it again through her latest venture: the “Alison Vaughn Show.”

As a Member of The Links Inc, one of the Top Ladies of Distinction and author of an Essence magazine pick, Alison has overcome many challenges to achieve her goals, but she does not do it by herself. Recipient of the coveted Women Who Move Detroit award acknowledges all her success is heaven sent.

Vaughn lives by the scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." (NIV)

For more information on Alison Vaughn or to watch episodes, visit

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Zach Neil Awards Hundreds of Thousands in Grants to Woman and Minority Women Business Owners Impacted by The Pandemic

Launching first in NYC & LA; Zach Neil Awards Thousands in Grants to Woman/Minority Women Business Owners Impacted by The Pandemic and Taps XiXi Yang To Assist

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 23, 2021 / — Zach Neil Introduces “Reinvest in Mainstreet” Financial Resources and Mentorship for Women and Minority Women Business Owners Affected by the Pandemic with virtual pitch session on February 22th to award select recipient’s investment and partnerships announced February 24th

Zach Neil, entrepreneur/investor and restaurateur, (BeetleHouse/beauty brands, Chef, New Gold Empire) recently announced his investment and mentorship program “Reinvest in Mainstreet” to identify creative deserving women owned businesses that need financial assistance and mentorship to stay alive and thrive from the devastating consequences of the pandemic. In his first month he partnered with several businesses to assist in surviving the pandemic. Today we announce a dedicated sector of this program to be focused on woman and woman of color owned businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country have undeniably been hit hard by today’s pandemic and experience shows us that woman and minority woman owned businesses are even more likely to struggle with loans to stay in business. Experts report, up to 90% of minority and women small business owners are predicted to be denied a PPP loan, and the average size loan for women-owned businesses was 31% less than the average size loan for male-owned businesses, also large banks approved 60% of loans by white business owners, compared to just 50% of loans by Hispanic business owners and 29% of loans by black business owners. Zach believes that work force equality is a commonsense economic issue not a “women’s” issue.

“With a huge amount of businesses in need, there is an uneven percentage of female owned and females of color owned business not getting the resources needed. As an entrepreneur with as much as 80% of my various businesses being run and managed by women as well as being a proud girl-dad, supporting woman is very important to me not only as a role model for my young daughters but to lead by example to other men. It is important for all men to do their part with actions to increase female representation in positions of power to achieve true equality” Said Neil.

In addition to supporting women owned businesses, another goal for Neil includes inspiring other men to stand up and recognize the worth and contribution that woman provide. He believes that other men standing up in support of woman with tangible actions such as opening up more positions for woman, inclusive thought process, providing equal compensation and using their voices- we can create a balanced workforce which is better for all of us. Neil encourages men to support this initiative and if any companies want to support or invest in the initiative, he welcomes it.

The program helmed by Neil has a power packed advisory board of entrepreneurs, lawyers and investors including; Walter Mosely, Hillary Jones, and Gia Farrell, all dedicated to making this program make an impact and save these businesses. Additionally, he reached out to entrepreneur XiXi Yang to help get the word out across her multi-media platforms and reach her network of dynamic businesswoman.

“When Zach reached out to me, I was so impressed with his program and his dedication to a gender balanced workforce and I am excited to be a part of Reinvest in Mainstreet! As an female entrepreneur who founded her own media company XYZ Media (Pop News Edition network) to focus on celebrating diversity, I respect what he is doing for woman and woman of color and their businesses. I will be participating in the Virtual Pitch and the announcements of the program and winners. I will also feature those that are selected in an interview highlighting their business journey and what this program means to them.”

To qualify and apply, entrepreneurs have to have a for-profit US company that has been in business for at least one year, never raised venture capital money before, and most importantly have an amazingly creative concept! Submissions need to be sent to by February 17th and will be notified to participate in the virtual pitch on February 22nd. Each applicant finalist will have 4-5 minutes to elevator pitch and XiXi and Zach will select the top 3 to be awarded as winners

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Guelph real estate- the home buying frenzy continues | Beth & Ryan Waller

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Beth and Ryan Waller, Guelph Realtors | Guelph Real Estate Agents

A number of variables in play for a wild ride in the Guelph real estate market: abundance of buyers, lack of sellers, investor uncertainty and more!

GUELPH, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 23, 2021 / — A lot of factors to consider for the coming months

In mid- December of 2020, the real estate inventory in Guelph had declined to record lows and prices were reaching new highs as buyers scrambled for any available home. Has the situation improved?

Not at all. In fact, some would say it’s become even more complicated.

Let’s start with the basics, including the Government of Ontario’s newly implemented stay at home order. As an essential service, real estate can still operate under strict safety protocols which have already been in place for 10 months, including: no public open houses, masks, sanitizer, limited number of people entering homes, health questionnaires and more. Guelph REALTORS have done a great job of ensuring that they respect buyers, sellers and each other by following these protocols.

In the first 15 days of January there was a decline of 40% in number of homes sold versus 2020 while the average price has increased an incredible 35%. At one point in early January there were less than 30 available homes in Guelph. In many cases, there were only 1–2 homes in a given price bracket and likely hundreds of potential buyers, resulting in homes selling significantly over asking.

“As REALTORS in the Guelph market, we believe this imbalance is unsustainable,” says Guelph Real Estate agents Beth and Ryan Waller. “If you’re buying a house in Guelph and have some flexibility, we suggest you hold off as inventories have nowhere to go but up. If you’re selling, we suggest that now may be the time as the available home selection is slim. No, we don’t have a crystal ball, but it’s our job as REALTORS to help our clients make good decisions.”

“If the current market is similar to March and April 2020, both buyers and sellers will almost immediately move to the sidelines to wait this out. Prices remained stable as if we were frozen in time and then resumed their march upwards as restrictions were lifted and GTA buyers fled the city.”

There is also concern of an economic divide, not just in Guelph but North America. Many white-collar employees have maintained their jobs and income and can afford to make a move, while service and hospitality employees have been hardest hit and may not be able to enter the market, or potentially even exit the market because they can no longer afford their mortgage.

This alone could bring an influx of new listings from those that can no longer afford their homes, explains Beth and Ryan. A key indicator that this may be starting to happen is the flood of “We buy your house” flyers that you have likely received. These have been widely distributed around Southern Ontario and while it’s convenient to sell to a willing buyer, it’s likely well under the true market value and preys on the vulnerable.

The other unknown is around investors and student rentals which were significantly impacted by the University of Guelph shutdown. It’s estimated that roughly 30% of students didn’t come back in September — either wanting out their lease or still paid rent but didn’t physically return.

This could explain the rush of entry-level condos that have hit the market in the past week. Condos under $500K now make up 30% of available homes in Guelph.

In January 2020, Beth and Ryan Waller outlined some of the key student rental developments in Guelph. Looking through 2020 sales, the three developments mentioned collectively under performed the Guelph market in terms of average price appreciation for 2020 – an indication that perhaps investors were hesitant to get into the rental market. For 2021, will we see more landlords put Guelph rental properties for sale?

And lastly, have you had to renew a mortgage lately? Just to fuel the fire, mortgage rates have hit historic lows , making it more appealing than ever to get into, or increase your buying power in the housing market.

Yes, it’s complicated. This perfect storm of lack of sellers, an abundance of buyers, economic and educational uncertainty and low mortgage rates will unfold in due time, hopefully not all at once.

Beth and Ryan Waller are Sales Representatives with Home Group Realty. You can reach them at, or at 519 546 3390.

Source: GDAR data, 2019–2020 Single family residential homes, City of Guelph.

Ryan Waller
Home Group Realty
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Joint Development Agreement Between Personal Warehouse / PW Development, and Stables Motor Condos

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Over the past year, PW and Stables have been working together upon numerous deals, and the time has arrived for us to formally proceed.”

— Steve Garrison

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, January 23, 2021 / — Personal Warehouse is pleased to announce a joint development agreement with the Stables Motor Condos of Atlanta Georgia. This partnership will allow Personal Warehouse and Stables Motor Condos to co-develop joint communities in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia with plans to expand the model nationally.

“Personal Warehouses and Stables Motor Condos are a perfect complement for each other,” says Steve Garrison, Founder of PW Development & Personal Warehouse. “The ability to have these two communities at the same location is a great benefit to our collective client base. Over the past year, PW and Stables have been working together upon numerous deals, and the time has arrived for us to formally proceed.”

Jeff Beal, Co-Founder of Stables Motor Condos, says, “we remain committed to offering an incredible product for car enthusiasts. Our long-term plan is to strategically expand into new markets that have a strong car culture and the need for private garage condos. Our partnership with Personal Warehouse is proving to be a strong foundation upon which we can grow.”

The benefits of this new partnership include.

• Combining customer bases to offer the companies’ products in more states and locations by expanding the brands in a more efficient manner
• Combining resources and contacts to boost each other’s capabilities and connections
• The ability to create a joint development with a community of car enthusiasts and hobbyists adjacent to a solution for small business
• The combined experience, ability to scale and financial strength of the partnership will drive returns for our shareholders (or investors)

About Personal Warehouse:
Founded in 1999, PW Development has pioneered the design, development, and evolution of Personal Warehouses into a new class of real estate. Designed for Work – Store – Play, Personal Warehouses are perfect for businesses that need flexible areas for creative office space, fabrication, warehousing, shipping, receiving, and so much more. If you are seeking an innovative, smaller, more affordable space, a Personal Warehouse is the perfect solution.
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About Stables Motor Condos:
The Stables Motor Condos is the perfect resort-like community for car collectors and motorsports enthusiasts. They offer private garages for sale and individual spaces to rent inside a climate-controlled warehouse, nicknamed “The Barn.” The Stables Motor Condos is more than private garage condominium communities; it’s a lifestyle brand that embodies the values, aspirations, interests and attitudes of car collectors and motorsports enthusiasts.
Contact for co-founder Jeff Beal:

Steven Garrison
Personal Warehouse
+1 303-564-0200
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Source: EIN Presswire