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Minneapolis / St. Paul Airport

Order, Eat & Go! I recently returned from a business trip … while at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport I thought I’d grab a bite to eat since I had a few hours.  After making my way to the restaurants in Concourse G I noticed that you can order food and drink from tablets.  How cool is that?  Every seat and every bar space you can check the news online, check your email, play games, get flight updates and you can also place your food and drink order on tabl..

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Is Your Job Next?

Let’s go back in time a bit when I first started writing this article. About a year ago, I was in line at Starbucks and struck up a great conversation with a first-year college student.  He was attending San Jose City College taking general courses.  He shared with me some of the pain his family went through during the Great Recession.  He told me he didn’t want to be in the same position as his parents when future recessions come around, struggling at an ..

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Barracuda Launch Cuda Cares Program

The Barracuda raised and donated $235,000 for various local and charitable organizations in 2016-17 The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda), proud American Hockey League (@TheAHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), have announced the launching of the official charitable arm of the team, Cuda Cares. Over the first two seasons in San Jose, the Barracuda have become an immediate part of the community, raising over $350,000 for charitable organiz..

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Southwest Airlines to Announce New Nonstop Destinations from Silicon Valley’s Airport

San José Mayor Sam Liccardo and Southwest Airlines’ Vice President and Controller Leah Koontz will join SJC Interim Director of Aviation John Aitken to share details of new nonstop routes for Mineta San José International Airport (SJC). Southwest, which serves the largest number of passengers at SJC, currently offers up to 76 departures daily to 16 U.S. cities from San José. The carrier has served SJC since 1993 and has plans for future growth to serve Sil..

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The Sharks Foundation is a Power Forward

As busy as the San Jose Sharks are on the ice, the Sharks Foundation is equally as active in the community throughout the season with a variety of fundraisers and programs targeted at impacting youth and families in need in the Bay Area. By the end of the 2015-16 season, the Foundation donated a franchise-record $1.5 million in funding and it is currently on pace to surpass that number by the end of this fiscal year. So what has the Foundation been up to?..

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India: The Golden Triangle Tour

Hello Everyone, I wanted to share some highlights from our recent trip to the exciting country of India.  As we looked at some tour options with timing, it seemed that British Airways would provide us with the best schedule to get there.  It was a no brainer to fly Business Class … total flight time would be around 20 hours.We will be flying to Bangalore which is the capital of India's southern Karnataka state. The center of India's high-tech industry, the..

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Meet Jon Barron, Agent State Farm Insurance

SVL:  What are the benefits of combining auto, home and life insurance?JB:  By combining homeowner’s, auto, and life insurance, you get the multi-line discounts, and you have the benefit of one single company handling all the policies.  In addition, by protecting your mortgage for your loved ones, should you pass away, you are ensuring that your family will be able to stay in your home.SVL:  Do I really need Earthquake insurance if I already have a Homeown..

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GeezerAdvice story

In June of 2017, Gonzberg Agency, a small integrated marketing agency in San Francisco, launched a new consulting service called GeezerAdviceTM to help Chief Marketing officers and business owners in the Small-to-Medium Business (SMB) space make integrated marketing easier, without having to sign their professional lives away.The biggest problem these client-side marketers face is that integrated marketing has a lot of variables and requires serious experi..

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Space Shuttle Endeavour

Hello Everyone, Thought I would share with you our recent adventure in the Los Angeles area.  For some time, it’s been on our to-do-list to visit the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion to view the Space Shuttle Endeavour.  After seeing Astronaut Scott Kelly speak recently, we made plans to take the trip. I suggest if you’re planning a visit to SoCal, put the Endeavour on your itinerary.  It’s located in the California Science Center the lar..

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Denise Bevers

Silicon Valley Local Magazine meets with Denise Bevers SVL: Why/how did you get into the animal health industry? DB: For over 20 years I worked in the human drug development and medical communications industries, managing dozens of products and development programs from Phase I though Phase IV. While I enjoyed what I was doing, I wanted to do something that also paired with my love for animals and degree in zoology. I was fortunate to be able to leverage m..

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Burke Williams

Diane HibbardVice President of Treatments & DevelopmentBurke WilliamsSVL: What anti-aging technologies are available to consumers?DH: Burke Williams Day Spa is a haven for relaxation and renewal. For anti-aging, our most popular service is the Radiance Facial. This powerful treatment combines products from our exclusive H2V skincare line with revolutionary micro-current technology. Micro-current technology is a lifting and collagen building component of th..

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Risk Adjustment and Star Improvements

Risk Adjustment and Star Improvements: Potential Solutions to Curtail Soaring Medicare Affordability for Health Plans Healthcare costs in the United States have been soaring for a while and have now reached a point where they are unaffordable for many people. It is estimated that U.S. healthcare spending grew 5.8 percent in 2015, reaching $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person. As a share of the nation's gross domestic product, health spending accounted for 1..

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Chiropractic

SVL:  Do Chiropractors just treat back and neck pain? SC:  Chiropractors can treat any pain in the body that has a joint. Many people with sports related injuries such as a sprain/strain of the shoulder or ankle and office workers that develop knee, shoulder and wrist pain from prolonged sitting can greatly benefit from chiropractic. In fact, chiropractors treat many injuries that develop in shoulders, jaws, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles.Our Philo..

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Derek Carr & Valley Children Healthcare - Leaders On & Off The Field

SVL: Let’s start with the most predictable question of what drives you to support this particular cause?DC: When my son, Dallas was born, he needed to be rushed to Valley Children’s Hospital because his intestines were tangled and only surgery would be able to correct the problem. Within four days, Dallas had been operated on two times, and he had a third surgery before he left the hospital. Dallas had to stay at Valley Children’s for 23 days. It was dur..

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Karen Klein

Karen Klein CEO(650) 397.9793www.karenkleinfashion.comSVL: How should I dress to look slimmer?KK: There are many tricks you can use to appear slimmer.  Here are some do's and don'ts that can work for any body type for a thinner look: Too much fabric - You might think covering yourself with large, bulky clothing will make you seem thinner. It feels like you are "hiding" your figure and it’s actually pretty comfortable.  But reality is in fact the opposite. ..

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U2 Rocks 50,000 at Levi’s Stadium!

To the 50,000 fans who filled Levi’s Stadium to capacity on May 17, this was not merely another concert.U2 started the concert on the smaller stage closer to the audience in a more intimate setting.  They started out by performing songs prior to the Joshua Tree Album release.  During the song “Pride in the Name of Love” which is a song about Dr. Martin Luther King jr’s assassination a large screen displayed the words to his “I Have a Dream” speech. When th..

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