Friday, December 13, 2013

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Friday, November 15, 2013

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Friday, November 8, 2013

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10 Cringeworthy Presentation Gaffes – Cliches, Confession, and …

The Killer Commute – Interesting Stuff

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Obese Videographer Loses 110 Pounds – Enjoys Healthy New Running Lifestyle

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Friday, November 1, 2013

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Top 3 Rules of Social Media – In essence, be real


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Friday, October 25, 2013

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Friday, October 18, 2013

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Friday, October 11, 2013

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Friday, October 4, 2013

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Pitching Do’s & Don’ts – Written for Authors, But True for All

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Friday, September 20, 2013

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Friday, September 6, 2013

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Why Content is Critical – 70% of customers seek info online and prefer over ads

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Richard Branson’s 5 Secrets to Success – Learning from failure & doing what you love

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Friday, August 30, 2013

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F as in Fat –A new look at the nation’s obesity epidemic

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Pit Bull Therapy Dog – with a Sandy Hook connection
The Light of Human Kindness – Mural project

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Friday, August 16, 2013

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The Best PR? Word of Mouth – Written for authors, but 71 tips for all
Social Media – Use, By Sex
Social Media Tips – Offered by the Best of the Best

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The Power of Visualization – featuring Olympic athletes
16 Outrageously Successful Introverts – You’ll be surprised
Top 5 Tips for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur – from NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg

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Friday, August 9, 2013

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

York County SPCA First in PA Adopted into Humane Alliance Program

Find out what the York County SPCA is doing to address the animal overpopulation program. It is the first in PA adopted into the Humane Alliance program, which boasts up to 75% reductions in euthanasia where adopted.

Did you know that Pennsylvania is second in the nation for rabies cases and that it leads the nation in the number of feral cats born and living outside the home – and rapidly multiplying? 

The York County SPCA has also become the first clinic in Pennsylvania to be adopted into a mentoring program offered by the Humane Alliance, a North Carolina-based clinic that boasts up to a 75% reduction rate in euthanasia and in animal intakes since offering a high-volume, high-quality low cost spay/neuter program that makes the surgical procedure more accessible and more affordable for local pet owners.

By opening a new and expanded clinic, the York County SPCA projects its spay/neuter volume can expand three-fold from approximately 5,000 currently to more than 18,000 annually. That will result in fewer unwanted births, fewer stray pets and fewer euthanasia deaths. 

The expansion of the spay/neuter clinic is especially timely as Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of rabid cats born in the wild.

Nearly two-thirds of all animals taken in are cats and three quarters of those are strays. The life span of feral cats is half that of a domesticated cat, they also prey on local wildlife, breed rapidly and carry disease. Spay/neutering is the most effective and most humane way to prevent the birth of unwanted animals forced to fend for life on their own. 

Spay/neutering is viewed as a more economical and humane solution to animal overpopulation. Of the more than 3,000 animals euthanized annually in York, 9 out of 10 are cats. Of dogs taken in, the top four breeds are pit bulls, Labrador retrievers, Chihuahuas and Jack Russell Terriers.


Did you know Boomer was born at the SPCA and was adopted
by the York Revolution at 6 weeks of age?As the first official mascot
for the local baseball team, today he is adored by many.
In June 2006, the York County SPCA opened a 17,000-square-foot facility designed to rescue unwanted pets – and reached capacity within just two weeks. The facility currently processes nearly 7,000 incoming animals each year, at a cost of approximately $215 per animal or $1.5 million total.

“I know that one day we will reach our dream of drastically decreasing the number of unwanted animals and the need for euthanasia,” notes the SPCA’s Executive Director Melissa Smith. “I have always been extremely proud to be a part of the York County SPCA. But now more than ever, I am filled with pride over the vision and dedication that has brought us to this pivotal point in our history.”

Under the Humane Alliance program – also recognized as the 2011 top non-profit by Philanthropedia – there’s a dual emphasis of adopting out more pets and preventing the rampant birth of unwanted animals that later face euthanasia. Since opening its doors in 1994, the nonprofit that focuses on high volume, high quality, low cost spay/neutering has surgically sterilized more than 265,000 animals in Western North Carolina as well as replicated its model nationwide through a hands-on strategic training program that addresses the urgent need for a skilled and well organized mentor to help guide other. In addition to its drastic reduction rates in euthanasia, there has been a corresponding drop in the need for animal intakes.

At the York County SPCA, more than 400 animals are returned to owners each year and more than 2,500 animals are adopted into homes either from the SPCA or by offsite partners such as PetSmart, the East York Veterinary Center, Petco, The Pet Shoppe or by rescue groups. In fact, off site adoptions through retail community partners doubled from 2011 to 2012.  

The York County SPCA is opening a new and expanded spay/neuter clinic that will allow it to perform more surgeries. They will celebrate with an open house on Saturday, Aug. 10, from noon-2 p.m. There will be a rabies vaccination clinic from 10-12 - as well as microchipping, for anyone interested. Stop by to tour the facility, meet staff, see the animals and take in the food and festivities. Location: 3159 Susquehanna Trail North in York, PA. 

For more information, visit the York County SPCA's website or Facebook page.





Friday, July 19, 2013

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

York SPCA Earns First in PA Honor

York County SPCA to Expand Spay/Neuter Capabilities
Partnership with the Humane Alliance is the First in Pennsylvania

York, PA – The York County SPCA on Saturday, Aug. 10, will introduce a new and expanded spay/neuter clinic with food and festivities from noon-2 p.m. that include face painting, local vendors and tours of the facility. If you’ve been looking for a reason to stop by, this would be the weekend. Join us as the York facility celebrates a cool success on a hot summer’s day. Selected for a highly acclaimed mentorship program with the Humane Alliance, the York County SPCA is the first program in the state of Pennsylvania invited to participate.

Under the Humane Alliance program – a group that has successfully launched 100 prototypes nationwide and whose programs have led to a substantial reduction in euthanasia where adopted and which also was recognized as the 2011 top non-profit by Philanthropedia – there’s a dual emphasis on increasing pet adoptions as well as reducing the birth of unwanted animals that later face euthanasia.  

Melissa Smith, executive director of the York County SPCA, says the expansion will allow the facility to perform three times more surgeries as well as make spay/neutering services both more affordable and more easily accessible to central Pennsylvania and regional pet owners.

“I know that one day we will reach our dream of drastically decreasing the number of unwanted animals and the need for euthanasia,” says Smith. “I have always been extremely proud to be a part of the York County SPCA. But now more than ever, I am filled with pride over the vision and dedication that has brought us to this pivotal point in our history.”

The York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) site - founded in 1926 and located at 3159 Susquehanna Trail North - has long been dedicated both to rescuing and adopting out homeless pets as well as reducing the number of animals euthanized in shelters.

The York County SPCA spay/neuter clinic will ultimately allow almost 18,000 spay/neuter surgeries annually, up from the current 5,000.

The expansion of the spay/neuter clinic is especially timely as Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of rabid cats born in the wild and is second in the number of rabies cases. Nearly two-thirds of all animals taken in are cats and three quarters of those are strays. 

In June 2006, the York County SPCA opened a 17,000-square-foot facility designed to rescue unwanted pets – and reached capacity within just two weeks. The facility currently processes nearly 7,000 incoming animals each year, at a cost of approximately $215 per animal or $1.5 million total.

Spay/neutering is viewed as a more economical and humane solution to animal overpopulation.

Since opening its doors in 1994, the Humane Alliance has surgically sterilized more than 265,000 animals in Western North Carolina as well as replicated its model nationwide through a hands-on strategic training program that addresses the urgent need for a skilled and well organized mentor to help guide other humane organizations in the financially self-sustaining operation of high-volume, high quality spay/neuter clinics. 

Nationwide, these clinics now perform spay/neuter surgeries on more 400,000 animals annually. In addition to its 75% reduction in euthanasia, there has been a corresponding drop in the need for animal intakes.

In order to qualify for the Humane Alliance mentoring program, a human population of at least 250,000 must reside within a 60-mile radius and a sufficient need must exist as evidenced by a lack of similar high volume spay/neuter facilities within a 2-hour drive. In York County, the population exceeds 435,000 and several million reside within the 60-mile radius. The closest affiliated clinics are in Washington, DC and Newark, DE.
 
The York County SPCA plants to initially utilize one full-time veterinarian and corresponding team of technicians and staff dedicated exclusively to spay/neuter efforts, operating approximately five days a week for 50 weeks a year. At a minimum of 35 surgeries per day, initial surgery volume is projected to be 8,750. Over time, a second spay/neuter team will double capacity to almost 18,000 surgeries annually.

“The experience of the Humane Alliance in Asheville, NC and similar partner facilities has shown a notable improvement in the animal overpopulation and a corresponding reduction in animal control costs,” notes Smith, “including significant enhancements to broader public health and safety.  Comparable benefits could be expected in York County as well. Unique opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the community do not present themselves often. The planets are now aligned to implement and execute a comprehensive solution to the animal overpopulation challenge and simultaneously ensure that the YCSPCA continues to be the same force for community good for future generations as it has been in the past for nearly 90 years.

The York County SPCA is independent, 90% donor funded, and has no affiliation with the American SPCA nor receives any funding from other national humane organizations. Its mission is to find permanent, loving homes for displaced and stray animals, to help control animal population growth, investigate and prosecute cruelty to animal offenders, and to educate the public about animal wellness and safety. For more information, visit its website or Facebook page.

Friday, June 28, 2013

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Supermoon 2013 – 20 awesome shots from around the world
What a Wonderful World – If you were going to create a music video for your special cause, what would it look and sound like? While you think, enjoy this one!

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Friday, June 21, 2013

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8 Reasons to Use Social Media
10 Fatal Mistakes of Social Media Marketing
10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read
Communicating Change
Creating Captivating Web Content
Finding & Sharing Great Content
How to Most Effectively Present Quotes
What Sells a Book – Excellent tips for all, regardless of niche. Think cover, image, research, visibility, and “buzz.”

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Why You Need to Unplug Every 90 Minutes – That’s right, take a break!
7 Ways Your Looks Affect Your Pay – Interesting slideshow, with stats

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An Airline Pilot’s Unique View of the World – Stunning imagery

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Friday, June 14, 2013

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A One-Line Press Release? – Cultivate Curiosity
How to Become a Media Darling
A Polished Signature Line
4 Easy Ways to Boost Social Media Engagement
5 Facebook Posts that Spark Massive Engagement
10 Great Tools to Get Connected
14 of the Worst Typos in Marketing
19 Free Tools to Make Your Presentations Pop

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10 Small Ways to Make This the Happiest Summer
Why We Have to Stand Up
Top 30 Small Business Champions on Twitter

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Largest Legos Show Ever
 
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Friday, June 7, 2013

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13 Books Every PR Pro Should Read
10 Marketing Lessons From Steve Jobs
28 Free Fonts to Beautify Your Content
39 Awesome Tools - and Books - for Blogging & Social Media Success 
Building an Online Presence – Tips from the Pros
How to Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job
Richard Branson on Success and Failure
Social Media = Productivity?
Coffee = Creativity?
Sometimes You Have to Ask

How Many Teens Admit Texting While Driving?
Guide to Small Business Administration Loans for Women Entrepreneurs

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How One Company Got 1 Million Facebook Fans
Entrepreneur’s 10 Fastest Growing Women-Owned Businesses

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