May 22, 2017

Weather Shield Windows and Doors – Distinct Advantages of UV Protected Windows

Weather Shield Windows The team at Weather Shield Windows and Doors understands the importance of protecting the skin from the sun’s potentially damaging effects. Many people don’t realize the need to stay protected both outdoors and indoors, according to Weather Shield Windows and Doors. In this interview, Weather Shield Windows and Doors explains how the company’s products can make this task much easier.
 
Interviewing Experts: Hello, and welcome. We’re glad to have this opportunity to talk about how the right kind of windows can enhance our health. How are you this afternoon?
 
Weather Shield Windows and Doors: Doing well – thanks for asking!
 
Interviewing Experts: Please begin by explaining just how interested homeowners may enhance the UV protection of their windows…
 
Weather Shield Windows and Doors: Sure! The best way to minimize the damaging effects of solar radiation is by installing high performance windows with Low-E glass. [Read more…]

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Gary R. Dettloff Presents a Series of Helpful Hints for Taxpayers

Gary R. DettloffAs an experienced tax attorney, Gary R. Dettloff understands how taxes can weigh heavily on the shoulders of ordinary folks throughout the whole year. According to Gary R. Dettloff, the tension ratchets up even higher as the deadline draws near. Below, he outlines a number of ways that people can reduce their stress.
 
Interviewing Experts: Is it true that most people put off their taxes until the last minute?

Gary R. Dettloff: For many people, that is true, however, advance preparation can actually save people money by keeping their affairs in order throughout the year.  I often share some tips with my clients to help them plan.

Interviewing Experts: Give us an example of such a tip.

Gary R. Dettloff: For example, if the individual makes a donation to a favorite charity by December 31, it can be claimed on a tax form immediately.  Waiting too long might lose the benefit, or delay it for a time.  But “how” to do it is also important. [Read more…]

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Leader of Naperville Cosmetic Dentists Dr. Chiann Gibson Offers Invisalign Clear Braces

Naperville Cosmetic DentistsA rare achievement among Naperville cosmetic dentists, Dr. Chiann Gibson attained a position as Vice President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and President of the Chicago Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Gibson is serving a second term with this prestigious institution, giving Naperville cosmetic dentists inspiration that through hard work anyone can achieve considerable success in the dental field. As a member of a premier group of selected Naperville cosmetic dentists, Dr. Gibson offers patients Invisalign clear braces at her dental practice.

Interviewing Experts: Why have Invisalign braces become such a popular option among your patients?
 

Naperville Cosmetic Dentists: The Invisalign design provides our patients with straighter, more attractive smiles while not detracting from their overall appearance during the process.

Interviewing Experts: How long will I have to wear Invisalign braces?
 
Naperville Cosmetic Dentists: Often it takes less than 12 months, but of course each person is different. When you come for a consultation, we will evaluate your case personally.
Interviewing Experts: Are Invisalign braces appropriate for both kids and adults?
 
Naperville Cosmetic Dentists: This particular method is perfect for adults. Adults generally experience some trepidation about wearing braces, but Invisalign braces are clear, acrylic aligners that can be worn without being detected.

Interviewing Experts: How do Invisalign braces work to fix a patient’s smile?
 
Naperville Cosmetic Dentists: The aligners place gentle pressure on the teeth until they are rearranged in a suitable fashion.  Patients can eat anything they want, clean their teeth and simply reinsert the aligner.

Interviewing Experts: How will the treatment process begin?
 
Naperville Cosmetic Dentists: First, a dental impression is taken and digital images created. Then, our lab will create your individual, one-of-a-kind braces.

Interviewing Experts: What’s next…?

Naperville Cosmetic Dentists:
The lab formulates a distinct set of clear aligner braces. You will wear each pair of aligners for two weeks, then move onto the following set.

Interviewing Experts: What other services does Smiles by Dr. Gibson of Promenade Dental of Naperville offer?
 
Naperville Cosmetic Dentists: The staff in our Smiles by Dr. Gibson office not only works with Invisalign braces, they also offer an incredible range of aesthetic dentistry.

Interviewing Experts: Does your dental practice offer services other than Invisalign braces?
 
Naperville Cosmetic Dentists: Absolutely! Services range from teeth whitening to a complete smile makeover.

Interviewing Experts: Where do you set yourself apart from the rest of Naperville cosmetic dentists?
 
Naperville Cosmetic Dentists: Not only do patients receive excellent dental care during their appointment – they also receive it in style. Spa style…

Interviewing Experts: How so?
 
Naperville Cosmetic Dentists: Our mission is to create a spa-like environment that will give patients the feeling of being pampered.

Interviewing Experts: What are some of the features of this spa experience?
 
Naperville Cosmetic Dentists: The office is outfitted with such features as baked bread, DVDs, cold beverages, freshly brewed coffee, aromatherapy and much more.

Interviewing Experts: Sounds terrific!

Naperville Cosmetic Dentists: We think so! Our patients not only have their smiles whitened and brightened, they can receive a truly enjoyable experience. Whether it’s Invisalign braces or any of the other services we offer, patients often regain their sense of confidence after just a single visit.

Interviewing Experts: To what do you credit your long-term success?
 
Naperville Cosmetic Dentists: The most important aspect of our daily activities is innovation. Part of our service includes new digital computers and televisions that help evaluate the situation. Our staff uses the latest in digital photography to document each patient’s remarkable transformation.

Dr. Gibson represents Naperville cosmetic dentists as a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Fox Valley Dental Society and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. For more information on this driving force of Naperville cosmetic dentists, visit www.smilesbydrgibson.com.

 

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Weathershield Windows Gains Firm Foothold in Marketplace with World-Class Products

Weathershield WindowsAs pioneers in the windows and doors industry, Weathershield Windows listens carefully to the needs of clients in order to better serve local and national communities. Weathershield Windows performs regular research studies that test the durability of the company’s doors and windows. Below, Weathershield Windows explains to the staff of Interviewing Experts about how their hand-crafted doors and windows are the most innovative on the market.
 
Interviewing Experts: Hello! We appreciate having you call in this morning.
 
Weathershield Windows: Not a problem. It’s a pleasure speaking with you!
 
Interviewing Experts: Where is Weathershield Windows located?
 
Weathershield Windows: Our corporate headquarters are based in the northern region of Wisconsin. [Read more…]

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Sandra Dyche Kim Explains Alternatives to EB-5

Sandra Dyche KimSandra Dyche Kim has seen a large amount of interest in immigration in recent years. Many of these immigrants utilize the EB-5 visa program, but others seek out other forms of assistance to leave their countries for a new home. Recently, Sandra Dyche Kim spoke to Interviewing Experts about these other forms of assistance, as well as the EB-5 program.

Interviewing Experts: Why are so many people interested in seeking citizenship in other countries?

Sandra Dyche Kim: There are a multitude of reasons, many of which are political. It’s easy for people to become frustrated by the legal systems in some countries, which have been called unfair by those interested in leaving.

Interviewing Experts: Are all of those who seek citizenship in a second country interested in moving to those countries?

Sandra Dyche Kim: Not necessarily. In some instances, a citizen may simply want a right to a passport in a particular country in order to travel to those countries without being subject to travel restrictions. [Read more…]

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Rehak Creative Services on the Importance of Hiring an Ad Agency

Rehak Creative ServicesRehak Creative Services helps build businesses through communications. Rehak Creative Services founder Bob Rehak, with more than 40 years of experience in advertising, understands better than most the importance of consistent, focused communication. Below, he explains why an advertising campaign is essential to the growth and success of any business.

Q: Why hire an ad agency?

Bob Rehak, Rehak Creative Services: Clients are too close to their products and services to be objective about them. They know their products inside out. But we can help clients look at them from the outside in – the way prospects see them.

Q: How do you learn about new markets?

Bob Rehak, Rehak Creative Services: We’re fast listeners. When we interview clients, we try to ask questions that a prospect would ask in the order a prospect would ask them if he/she were in the room.

Q: Is there a difference in working for small versus large companies?

Bob Rehak, Rehak Creative Services: It used to be that only the largest clients could afford the significant investment that allowed them to create ads, brochures, commercials and other promotional materials themselves.

Q: But not anymore?

Bob Rehak, Rehak Creative Services: Now, even the smallest businesses can perform these tasks all by themselves.

Q: What’s driving that changed?

Bob Rehak, Rehak Creative Services: Inexpensive software programs allow novices to create passable work.

Q: So why go to the expense of hiring an agency?

Bob Rehak, Rehak Creative Services: To get an outside perspective. Clients know their business from the inside out. On the other hand, ad agencies know it from the outside in.

Q: Explain.

Bob Rehak, Rehak Creative Services: Ad agencies can help clients articulate selling messages that resonate with prospective customers, not just management.

Q: So a broader view?

Bob Rehak, Rehak Creative Services: Sometimes you can be too close to ideas to see things objectively.

Q: That’s so true.

Bob Rehak, Rehak Creative Services: That’s why doctors never treat themselves, why lawyers never defend themselves, and why psychiatrists never analyze themselves.

Q: What are some other benefits of acquiring an outside ad agency?

Bob Rehak, Rehak Creative Services: Ad agencies are in a better position to see things without internal bias.

Q: How so?

Bob Rehak, Rehak Creative Services: They have nothing vested in research and development, favorite features or functions, manufacturing facilities or other business elements. They solely represent the prospect, not a faction within the client organization.

Q: So you try to help the client see themselves through their customers eyes?

Bob Rehak, Rehak Creative Services: That’s the first step in creating breakthrough work.

Rehak Creative Services is a marketing communications firm serving local and international clients from their base in Houston. Since 1994, Rehak Creative Services has managed advertising campaigns for clients such as Pinnacle, Halliburton, CompuCom and TransCanada. Rehak Creative Services founder Bob Rehak has twice been chosen as Copywriter of the Year by prestigious industry publication Adweek magazine.

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All State Van Lines Relocation Devotes a Full Week to Customer Service Staff

All-State-Van-Lines-Relocation-CustomerServiceStaff1All State Van Lines Relocation is a moving brokerage firm based in Margate, Florida, that coordinates residential and corporate moves and relocations for long-distance moves, nationwide. In this interview, All State Van Lines Relocation describes their Customer Service Appreciation Week to celebrate employees.

Interviewing Experts: We understand you all did something a little unusual recently?

All State Van Lines Relocation: Yes, we decided to take a little time away from the hectic pace of the moving industry to show appreciation to our employees.

Interviewing Experts: You wouldn’t get too far in the moving industry without your employees, right?

All State Van Lines Relocation: That’s for sure. Each All State Van Lines Relocation employee has to go through a rigorous training process, and we just wanted to show our appreciation for their hard work.

Interviewing Experts: Did you have a theme?

All State Van Lines Relocation: Yes, we called the weeklong activities “Be the One” and came up with a full week of fun events to get the staff involved and build company spirit.

Interviewing Experts: Was it just for customer service employees?

All State Van Lines Relocation: No, the whole company took part, but customer service is the heart of All State Van Lines Relocation—the folks who greet customers, take phone calls, and handle emails. And even though it also happened to be International Customer Service Week, we tried to give it a unique spin.

Interviewing Experts: What kinds of things did you plan?

All State Van Lines Relocation: Monday started off with a free continental breakfast. Everybody enjoyed the pastries, waffles and eggs.

Interviewing Experts: And Tuesday?

All State Van Lines Relocation: The next day we challenged the employees to see who could wear the nuttiest, most outlandish hat. People really went for it and the building was filled with folks wearing all kinds of goofy headgear.

Interviewing Experts: We heard there was a big All State Van Lines Relocation Sports Day?

All State Van Lines Relocation: Right! On Wednesday everybody got to brag on their teams as they were invited to wear their favorite team jersey. People really got into it.

Interviewing Experts: And you still had two more days to celebrate?

All State Van Lines Relocation: Thursday was Wacky/Tacky Day when everybody wore bright, mismatched outfits, and Friday was Department Color Day. For that event, each department within All State Van Lines Relocation was assigned a certain color to wear. The customer service department got the award for Most Coordinated because they all looked so swanky in black.

Interviewing Experts: And some things lasted all week, right?

All State Van Lines Relocation: We incorporated daily raffle prizes, different word games, and an essay competition.

Interviewing Experts: Why did you go to so much effort?

All State Van Lines Relocation: Our primary goal is to attain the highest level of customer satisfaction, and we’re aware that can’t happen unless our employees feel secure and content in their jobs.

Interviewing Experts: And that builds a happier team, I’m sure.

All State Van Lines Relocation: Right. This is the type of event where we got to mix with our employees in a different way and reestablish that bond that makes All State Van Lines Relocation so successful.

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Rock & Roll Academy Founder Chuck Brennan on the Organization’s Grand Opening

RR Academy3Brennan Rock & Roll Academy founder Chuck Brennan has been a leading light in the music business for more than two decades. Before he created Dollar Loan Center in his hometown of Sioux Falls, S.D., Chuck Brennan opened and managed one of the Midwest’s most popular concert halls, the Blitz Ballroom. Chuck Brennan, who now resides in Las Vegas, NV, recently opened the Rock & Roll Academy to support the Boys & Girls Club in the Sioux Falls area.

Interviewing Experts: Who benefits from the Rock & Roll Academy?

Chuck Brennan: The Academy serves Boys & Girls Club members in the Sioux Falls area.

Interviewing Experts: What projects will these proceeds fund?

Chuck Brennan: The Academy will offer the first free music education program for Boys & Girls Club members in the area.

Interviewing Experts: Music plays such an important part in the lives of young people.

Chuck Brennan: It really does. This program brings the joy of music to children who might not otherwise have that exposure. In a place like Las Vegas, NV, this music education is readily available. In Sioux Falls, not so much.

Interviewing Experts: What musical components will the program emphasize?

Chuck Brennan: The program emphasizes traditional rock ‘n’ roll instruments like keyboard, drums, guitar, bass guitar and of course vocals.

Interviewing Experts: How much money does the Academy plan to raise?

Chuck Brennan: I have committed to raise the entire $3.6 million that it will take to fund the program for the next 20 years.

Interviewing Experts: Where was the grand opening held?

Chuck Brennan: The grand opening took place in Sioux Falls from March 26-30.

Interviewing Experts: Any featured entertainment?

Chuck Brennan: Night Ranger, one of America’s most popular rock bands, kicked off the weeks long events.

Interviewing Experts: Who else was in attendance?

Chuck Brennan: Louie Anderson and George Lopez had the audience in stitches with their comedy routines on the second night. Afterward, the two were joined onstage by Rick Harrison, star of the reality series “Pawn Stars.”

Interviewing Experts: That’s quite a lineup.

Chuck Brennan: There’s more. The third night featured Alice Cooper with a little help from his friends: Robby Krieger from the Doors, Joey Allen from Warrant, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer from Kiss, and Sebastian Bach.

Interviewing Experts: What other activities were attendees able to enjoy?

Chuck Brennan: Attendees were invited to an open-house event that included tours for the general public.

Interviewing Experts: What took place during the closing ceremony?

Chuck Brennan: On the final evening, ’80s rock group Hairball performed with Stephen Pearcy from RATT, Vince Neil from Motley Crue, and a surprise appearance from Gene Simmons of KISS.

Interviewing Experts: A perfect ending.

Chuck Brennan: It was for sure. A one of a kind, week-long event that Sioux Falls or anywhere else won’t see again.

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Aldo Disorbo Suggests Toys for Tots as Charity for Businesses to Support

Aldo-Disorbo-Christmas-Presents-Interviewing-ExpertsNationwide Relocation Services founder Aldo Disorbo says the Toys for Tots charity makes a difference to underprivileged children every year. Here, the Fort Lauderdale-based businessman talks to Interviewing Experts about his experience with the organization.

Interviewing Experts: Thank you for being here today. We know you are busy.

Aldo Disorbo: The pleasure is all mine.

Interviewing Experts: First, can you tell us a bit about your business for our readers?

Aldo Disorbo: I’m the owner of Nationwide Relocation Services. We’re a moving brokerage firm. We help customers find the right moving company that can work with their budget and specific relocation needs.

Interviewing Experts: Very interesting. Do most people have trouble finding their own moving company?

Aldo Disorbo: Absolutely—there are literally thousands of moving companies out there and more pop up every day. It can be mind-blowing.

Interviewing Experts: Let’s talk about your company’s charitable giving. Do you have a specific organization that you work with?

Aldo Disorbo: Nationwide Relocation Services works with many charitable organizations for many causes. But, the one that is nearest and dearest to my heart is Toys for Tots.

Interviewing Experts: Why’s that?

Aldo Disorbo: Toys for Tots provides hope to some of the country’s most needy children.

Interviewing Experts: How so?

Aldo Disorbo: Well, Christmas is a magical time for most people. It can, however, be a time of great distress for many families facing financial difficulties. The Toys for Tots program and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves keep the magic alive by helping these families have a good Christmas morning.

Interviewing Experts: And Nationwide Relocation Services has partnered with Toys for Tots before?

Aldo Disorbo: Yes, absolutely. Thinking back, 2009 was probably our most successful year working with the charity. Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated staff and affiliates, we collected more than 500 toys for deserving children.

Interviewing Experts: No doubt that helped many families.

Aldo Disorbo: I’m proud to say there were a few hundred children waking up that morning to something special.

Interviewing Experts: How did people get toys to you?

Aldo Disorbo: Our employees brought in toys and opened up our office in Fort Lauderdale to the public as a drop-off point.

Interviewing Experts: When does Toys for Tots begin their toy drive?

Aldo Disorbo: They start every year in October and finish in mid-December.

Interviewing Experts: How long has Toys for Tots been around?

Aldo Disorbo: Toys for Tots was actually founded in 1947. The organization collected more than 5,000 toys its first year.

Interviewing Experts: We understand the Toys for Tots logo was designed by someone with quite a famous name?

Aldo Disorbo: Yes, in 1948 none other than Walt Disney himself designed the logo that features the caboose of the train and two rail cars. Over the last 50 years it has become an iconic symbol for the charity.

Interviewing Experts: How widespread is the Toys for Tots program?

Aldo Disorbo: Toys for Tots is found in all 50 states.

Interviewing Experts: How are children chosen to be recipients?

Aldo Disorbo: Parents can request help from the Toys for Tots website. Around Christmas, Toys for Tots coordinators work with welfare agencies and other groups to determine where the greatest need is.

Interviewing Experts: Can individuals volunteer with the program?

Aldo Disorbo: Yes. From what I understand they accept volunteers everywhere that they have an office or warehouse.

Interviewing Experts: What opportunities are available?

Aldo Disorbo: There are many different ways to help. Of course, you can always donate a toy—a drop-off location is never hard to find. Additionally, a Toys for Tots event can be held at a private home or office.

Interviewing Experts: You seem very passionate about this charity.

Aldo Disorbo: I am—this is one that I definitely recommend that all businesses, and especially those with great social connections, support. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you helped a child, and what better way than to make them smile on Christmas morning.

Interviewing Experts: We appreciate your time today. Thanks to you and Nationwide Relocation Services for all you’re doing for children in our communities.

Aldo Disorbo has had a passion for moving since his teens. He founded his first moving company with nothing more than an old beat-up truck and a dream. Today, Nationwide Relocation Services is the nation’s largest provider of third-party moving services in the country.

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Entrepreneur Sandra Dyche on the Benefits of the EB-5 Program

Sandra-Dyche-EB-5-ImmigrationEntrepreneur Sandra Dyche has seen firsthand how foreign investors have used the EB-5 program to accelerate job creation for out-of-work Americans. Below, Sandra Dyche describes the EB-5 program and its benefits for both foreign investors and unemployed workers.

Interviewing Experts: What is the EB-5 program?

Sandra Dyche: EB-5 means “employment-based fifth preference.” An employment-based fifth preference is another term for an immigrant investor visa mandates that new employment positions be created for U.S. workers.

Interviewing Experts: When was this program started?

Sandra Dyche: In 1990, Congress began the EB-5 program in order to create more jobs and enhance economic growth. This is accomplished through capital investments from foreign investors.

Interviewing Experts: Who oversees it?

Sandra Dyche: Homeland Security oversees the EB-5 program, which is administered by the U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS).

Interviewing Experts: How does the EB-5 program work?

Sandra Dyche: The EB-5 program is the most efficient method for foreign investors to earn a U.S. green card, which also extends to their immediate family. The program authorizes many green cards each year, with a limit of 10,000.

Interviewing Experts: How does a foreign investor qualify?

Sandra Dyche: Foreign individuals who invest $1,000,000 are eligible as long as the investment comes from lawful source and can be vetted. The amount is reduced to $500,000 if the proposed project is located in a qualifying location called a targeted employment area (TEA). TEA is an area that has an unemployment rate at least 150 percent above the national average. For every EB-5 investment, the requirement is to develop at least 10 jobs for workers in the U.S.

Interviewing Experts: What else do EB-5 investors need to know?

Sandra Dyche: The Regional Center program, which was instituted in 1992, allows EB-5 investors to have an advantage in this process. In the Regional Center program, investors can count direct jobs as well as induced and indirect jobs.

Interviewing Experts: What is a Regional Center?

Sandra Dyche: A Regional Center is an entity, either public or private, that is formed to induce economic growth in a specific area. To be considered as a Regional Center, an entity must fill out an application and receive approval from USCIS. The approval only covers specific geographic regions and established industry codes.

Interviewing Experts: Has the EB-5 program been successful?

Sandra Dyche: At first, the Regional Center program was rarely used. However, nearly 300 Regional Centers have been approved and now being operational in the United States, most of them located in major markets. This is a considerable improvement from approximately 30 Regional Centers that were approved as of 2007.

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