USHE Names Two at SLCC Among First Alan E. Hall Innovation Award winners


Taylorsville, Utah (PRWEB) April 24, 2015

The Utah System of Higher Educations (USHE) newly created biennial Alan E. Hall Innovation for Undergraduate Student Success Award in its first year is honoring winners from eight public institutions, including two people from Salt Lake Community College.

Suzanne Mozdy, associate dean of SLCCs Mathematics Department and Jason Pickavance, director of Educational Initiatives at SLCC, are being recognized for their efforts with SLCCs OER (Open Educational Resources) program to make affordable online resources more available for classes like pre-algebra, calculus, trigonometry, college algebra and statistics. The math department believes strongly in the movement toward affordable education, and the small contribution we can make is by making textbooks affordable if not free, said Mozdy.

The awardee or team at each USHE institution receives $ 10,000, half of which is designated for advancing the innovation being recognized. Utah entrepreneur and investor Alan E. Hall, founder of Tempus Global Data, is funding the award for staff and faculty seeking to further initiatives designed to improve undergraduate success. Hall also founded MarketStar Corporation, the two nonprofit organizations Grow Utah and Grow American and, together with his wife Jeanne, the Hall Foundation, dedicated to helping low-income and impoverished people.

Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is Utahs leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utahs four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.







Alan Jackson – OFFICIAL LISTING

Alan Jackson – OFFICIAL LISTING
Event on 2015-04-18 19:00:00
Ticket Prices:
To order tickets call 855.TIX.ENID or visit EnidEventCenter.com (OFFICIAL website and ticket outlets of Enid Event Center).

GA PIT – .50
Premium Floor/Bowl – .50
Standard Bowl – .50
Back Upper Bowl –
VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY (www.EnidEventCenter.com)

Good Time Premium VIP Experience (9) includes:
1 Premium Reserved ticket in row 3
1 Alan Jackson autographed guitar
1 Alan Jackson autographed VIP tour poster
1 On Stage group photo opportunity prior to show
invitation to pre-show party in the "Five O'Clock Somewhere" VIP Party Lounge with Cash Bar
1 VIP limited edition merchandise gift
1 VIP laminate
on-site concert concierge
*Reserved seat will be located behind row of seats on the floor. **Local liquor laws apply.

Right On The Money VIP Experience (9) includes:
1 Premium Reserved ticket in the lower bowl -OR- 1 General Admission Pit ticket
1 Alan Jackson autographed VIP tour poster
invitation to a pre-show party in the "Five O'Clock Somewhere" VIP Party Lounge with Cash Bar
1 VIP limited edition merchandise gift
1 VIP laminate
on-site concert concierge
**Local liquor laws apply.

NOTE: Enid Event Center is not affiliated with any secondary or third party ticketing websites.

INFORMATION
25 YEARS OF HITS, 25 YEARS OF LIVE SHOWS, 25 YEARS OF ALAN JACKSON

Alan Jackson Brings His 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR
to Enid Event Center in Enid, OK on April 18

(October 20, 2014) Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR to Enid Event Center in Enid, OK on April 18. Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m.

Joining Jackson on his KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR, which is sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, will be Capitol Records Nashville’s rising new artist Jon Pardi and Grammy/CMA/ACM nominated hit singer/songwriter Brandy Clark.

Tickets and information for all KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR dates will be available at 855.TIX.ENID, www.EnidEventCenter.com and by visiting www.alanjackson.com, where you can find information about Alan, his tour schedule, music and more. VIP tickets and packages are also available. Ticket options include, limited tickets, .50, and .50.

Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR will be a memorable celebration for his longtime fans as well as legions of new fans who are discovering his music through the many songs that have withstood the test of time and influenced many new artists of today like the tour’s special guests Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous including his massive debut hit, “Here In The Real World” to “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” “Gone Country,” the summertime party-anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time,” and many, many more.

Jackson’s tour is an extension of the already year-long 25th anniversary celebration which kicked off this summer with the opening of his exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, which will run through March 2015. This month the multi-platinum selling Grammy winner is also playing two record-breaking sold out shows at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater making him the first simultaneous artist-in-residence and major museum exhibit subject.

About Alan Jackson

In his 25-year career, Jackson has been steadfast in his love for traditional music while enjoying major chart success. Since signing his record deal in June 1989, he has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling country artists of all-time. He has released more than 60 singles—registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard #1s). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards—including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.

Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who’ve written more than 20 songs that they’ve recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica.

About Jon Pardi

California native and Capitol Records rising country star Jon Pardi released his debut album, Write You A Song, on Jan. 14, 2014. The release features his Gold-certified Top 10 tune “Up All Night,” along with hits “What I Can’t Put Down,” “Missin’ You Crazy” and his brand new “When I’ve Been Drinkin.’” Pardi has a laid back, fun-loving approach towards life and it comes through in his music and his raucous live show. His charisma and authenticity strike a chord with county audiences, as he wins over fans one-by-one and show-by-show.

Pardi’s sound is undeniably country — paying homage to some of his musical heroes such as Dwight Yoakam, George Strait and Alan Jackson. Discovering his ability for performance back at the tender age of three when he sang ALABAMA, Alan Jackson and Hank Williams, Jr. karaoke with his grandmother, Pardi has since shared the stage with Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and many more of today’s hottest country artists. For additional information, visit www.JonPardi.com.

About Brandy Clark

Brandy Clark’s debut album, 12 Stories, was named the best album of 2013 in any genre by New York Magazine’s Jody Rosen, New York Post’s Michaelangelo Matos, NPR’s Ann Powers, Slate, and Boston Globe’s Sara Rodman. The album was the No. 2 record for Fresh Air’s Ken Tucker and a top 10 choice for Los Angeles Times’ Randall Roberts and The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones, among many others. She earned two 2014 CMA nominations (one for New Artist of the Year, the other for Song of the Year for co-writing Kacey Musgraves’ hit “Follow Your Arrow” with Musgraves and Shane McAnally), won the 2014 Music Row Breakthrough Artist Award, and toured with Eric Church and Jennifer Nettles. She also opened for Loretta Lynn at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. When reviewing 12 Stories, Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “This is the country debut of the year.” Rolling Stone’s Will Hermes noted, “Her debut is all airtight craftsmanship, sly wit and precise detailing that treats mainstream style like artisanal fast food.” New York Magazine’s Rosen remarked, “She’s a brisk, vivid, witty storyteller; her tunes unfold in old-fashioned weepers and chugging honkytonk, with fiddles, pedal steel, and vocal harmonies driving home the punch lines and pathos,” while NPR’s Powers called her “A storyteller of the highest caliber.” Hitfix’s Melinda Newman wrote that Clark was “the best new artist country radio isn’t playing” and that 12 Stories “made almost every music critics’ best of 2013 list for its heart, wit, smart wordplay, and Clark’s expressive vocals.”

Clark was nominated for her first GRAMMY Award earlier this year for Best Country Song for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” (a song she co-wrote with McAnally and Musgraves) which Miranda Lambert took to No. 1. That song also earned Clark her first CMA and ACM nominations, both for Song of the Year. She also wrote The Band Perry’s No. 1 hit “Better Dig Two” with McAnally and Trevor Rosen. Other artists to record her songs include Sheryl Crow, Reba McEntire, Kacey Musgraves, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson, and more. For more information visit www.brandyclarkmusic.com.

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Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages more than 125 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor, which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

at Enid Event Center
301 S. Independence
Enid, United States

Revolutionize Your Wedding Business in this One Day Workshop “Powered by WeddingWire” “Featuring WeddingWire Education Guru, Alan Berg”

Revolutionize Your Wedding Business in this One Day Workshop “Powered by WeddingWire” “Featuring WeddingWire Education Guru, Alan Berg”
Event on 2014-07-08 13:00:00

IN A NUTSHELL…

• Want more wedding business? You’ll get money-making ideas when you come see wedding marketing expert and author Alan Berg for a unique educational event at the Seneca Niagara Casino. Bring your co-workers and colleagues and share this valuable experience.

• Three great AFTERNOON SESSIONS include "Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience",“8 Tips for Better Email Conversations” and “6 Steps to Wedding Show Success."  Then, in a power packed EVENING SESSION, the topic is "Bride's Buying Signals – How Wedding Pros Can Close More Sales, Today!"

• With the beautiful Seneca Niagara Casino, our host site, just minutes from the majestic Niagara Falls, plan on staying an extra day and tour one of the seven wonders of the world. Niagara USA is not only home to the falls, it is rich in history, culture, outdoor life, shopping, adventure and nightlife.  Here's a sneak peek at where our seminar will be held…

 

WHY ATTEND?  

When it comes to helping local wedding businesses better themselves, Alan Berg is the single best speaker in the industry. Credentials? Formerly a VP with The Knot, Alan has authored 3 books including "If your website was an employee, would you fire it?", "Don't Paint the House" and his new book "Your Attitude for Success".

He now consults for WeddingWire as an Education Guru. Alan is a featured speaker at Wedding MBA, he speaks domestically and internationally (in Cancun and Calgary, Ireland, UK and Guadalajara). And on Tuesday, July 8th we’re proud to have him here in Western New York! 


Full Event Schedule and Session Descriptions:

Afternoon Sessions:      1:00pm – 5:00pm  – 3 presentations

8 Tips for Better Email Conversations

It would be so much easier if they would just pick up the phone and call you, wouldn't it? But these days that's not happening very much. Do you know why? Does it really matter why? You've always had to adapt to how your prospect's preferences, not the other way around. In this session Alan will walk you through the ins and outs of communicating with today's prospects.

 Here's what you'll learn:

• Why they won't call you
• How to have a real conversation via email
• How much you should write in an email
• When and how to use attachments


6 Steps to Wedding Show Success 

WEDDING SHOWS ARE STILL RELEVANT for today's couples because they still like to see, hear, touch, smell and taste before they buy.  They're relevant for you because you crave face-time and want to show passion for what you do.  Is there a magic formula for wedding show success?  Yes there is, and you'll understand it by the end of this informative session.

 Here's what you'll learn:

• What to do before the show
• How to make your booth stand out
• Who should be staffing your booth
• Effective followup


Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience 

Creating an exceptional customer experience starts before the sale, actually before you ever get to speak with a prospect. You don’t get to give great customer service until after the sale. It costs little, or nothing, to be exceptional and Alan will show you how.

Come to this session and hear:

• What it means to provide an exceptional customer experience

• How exceeding their expectations is not about giving a discount

• How to increase your chances of getting them back after they've shopped around


5:00pm – 6:30pm (On Your Own)

Dinner break – Your choice of six great restaurants.  The Western Door, Koi, LaCascata, Three Sisters, Blue Burger Bar and Thunder Falls Buffet.


Evening Session:  6:30pm – 8:00pm – Presentation 

Bride's Buying Signals – How Wedding Pros Can Close More Sales, Today!

In this session, Alan addresses one of the most requested topics we hear from wedding pros across the country, closing the sale. If you don’t close the sale there’s no food to cook, dresses to sew, images to capture, flowers to arrange, music to play, weddings to coordinate… you get the idea.

You can do everything else well (marketing, social networking, advertising, websites, conversion, SEO and ROI), but you still have to take that final step and close the sale. Love it or hate it sales is an integral part of your wedding business.

In this session we'll give you the tools you need to close more sales:

• When to ask for the sale
• How to ask for the sale
• How to see the buying signals more clearly
• Plus: Alan will reveal the number one and two skills you need to close more sales


If you'd like more information about joining the Buffalo  Bridal Association, as well as all of the other benefits of membership, please visit:
 www.BuffaloBridalAssociation.com

 

 

 

at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Events Center
310 Fourth Street
Niagara Falls, United States

Global Emergency Vehicles is Proud to Announce that Alan Kiel Has Joined the Company as Their New Marketing Director

Levittown, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014

Global Emergency Vehicles, which has a broad client base spanning the US and the world, provides our customers with the highest quality of new and refurbished used ambulances and emergency vehicles. Alan will be directing the marketing department.

Alan joins Global Emergency Vehicles after serving as a social media coordinator and webmaster for a large supplier of hard to find components. At Global Emergency Vehicles, Alan will be working on search engine marketing, SEO, social media and more all dedicated to making Global Emergency Vehicles the number one supplier of new and refurbished used ambulances and emergency vehicles.

Everyone at Global Emergency Vehicles is excited to begin working with Alan. “Alan will bring his vast knowledge of online marketing and social media experiences and be an asset to the Global Emergency Vehicles team,” said Vitaly Samsonov, President and Owner of Global Emergency Vehicles.

Global Emergency Vehicles is one of the top dealerships of Refurbished Used Ambulances in North America. They also sell New Ambulances, Remounted Ambulances, Fire Apparatus, Rescue Vehicles and Wheelchair Vans. Global Emergency Vehicles always delivers the highest quality emergency vehicles at the best price. They can arrange to ship your vehicle to any destination in the USA or to any major port in the world. The company maintains a large inventory of refurbished used ambulances for sale, and their technicians can provide custom build outs for any ambulance or fire truck to fit your individual needs. They employ dedicated, hard-working professionals, who are Emergency Medical Technicians, Firefighters as well as Emergency Vehicle Operators, and they understand customer requirements in the field.







See Wedding Market Guru Alan Berg in Kansas City, Dec. 4th

See Wedding Market Guru Alan Berg in Kansas City, Dec. 4th
Event on 2013-12-04 10:00:00

Come and see North America's Leading Expert on the Business of Weddings & Events, in Kansas City on Wednesday, Dec. 4th

"No Excuse, Early Bird Pricing", Save , only 0 for all 3 sessions, including lunch… if you register now!

Bring some friends and Save even more with a multi-attendee ticket and hear (see below for full session descriptions):

  • Angry Brides – Protecting Your Online Reputation – handling online reviews, good and bad
  • Brides Buying Signals – Close More Sales, Today! – You get to more of the creative parts… only if you make the sale.
  • Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience – Customer service happens after the sale. Whether you ever get them as a customer depends more on their experience of doing business with you, before, at and after the sale.

The Big Reveal and MORE Coaching, bring you North America's Leading Expert on the Business of Weddings & Events, Alan Berg, right here in Kansas City. Whether or not you've seen him at a major national conference, you don't want to miss this event. It's one day that can transform your business and outlook.

Seating is limited so register today to secure your seat!

This one-day event is more than just a speech; this is an up close and personal series of 3 informational, thought-provoking, actionable and motivational topics. It’s also an opportunity to surround yourself with other like-minded business people.

Whether you’re targeting the middle of the market or the luxury wedding, if you’re open to new ideas and concepts, and ready and willing to take the actions necessary to achieve your goals, this event is for you.

Special Early Bird Savings Register by Nov. 28th and pay only 0 for all 3 sessions and lunch is included! Bring friends or associates and save even more with group tickets. 

Here's what recent attendees to Alan's presentations had to say:

"Just wanted to take a moment to say thanks. Yours was the best seminar that I attended at Wedding MBA. I get bored listening to most people talk for more than 10 minutes, but you kept it interesting and me engaged."
Lance Morris, Big Show Mobile Entertainment, Spokane, WA

"You're probably the only speaker I can listen to without once looking at my watch."
Aldo Ryan, Sound Explosion DJs, Brooklyn, NY

"No Excuse" Early-Bird Price of only 0 for all 3 fabulous sessions and it even includes lunch! Bring some friends and save with discounted 2, 3 and 4-person tickets – and a free book if you hurry!

Full Event Schedule and Session Descriptions:

9:30am Registration/Check-in

10:00am-11:15am – first session – Online Reviews

Angry Brides – Protecting Your Online Reputation

In this age of instant feedback through reviews, testimonials, blogs and social media, keeping track of your online reputation is a little like herding cats. Just when you think you have a handle on it, along comes another twist and turn. What’s a wedding pro to do? Alan will help you make sense of it all.  

Come to this session to learn:

  • How the best defense is a good offense 
  • How to respond to a less than favorable review
  • Why doing what’s right is usually better than being right

11:15am-11:30pm – short break

Get Alan to sign your book!

11:30am-12:30pm – second session – a realistic approach to websites

Bride's Buying Signals – Close More Sales, Today!

In this session, one of Alan’s most popular, he’ll address one of the most needed subjects for businesses acrossthe country, and around the world… closing the sale. If you don’t close the sale there’s no food to cook, dresses to sew, images to capture, flowers to arrange, music to play, weddings to coordinate… you get the idea.

You can do everything else well (marketing, social networking, advertising, websites, conversion, SEO and blogging), but you still have to take that final step and close the sale. Love it or hate it sales is an integral part of every business.

In this session we'll give you the tools you need to close more sales:•  When to ask for the sale
•  How to ask for the sale
•  How to see the buying signals more clearly
•  Plus: Alan will reveal the number one and two skills you need to close more sales


12:30pm-1:30pm – Group Lunch with Alan – included – Yes, we feed your body and your mind!

1:30pm-2:30pm – Attitude/Perspective

Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience

This is one of Alan’s favorite presentations to give. The customer experience starts before the sale, actually before you ever get to speak with a prospect. You don’t get to give great customer service until after the sale. Do you know what it feels like to do business with your company? It costs little, or nothing, to be exceptional and Alan will show you how.

  • Come to this session and hear:
  • What the customer experience differs from customer service
  • How exceeding their expectations is not about giving a discount
  • What to do when something goes wrong!
  • How to increase your chances of getting them back even after they’ve shopped around

2:30pm-4:00pm – Q&A with Alan and Networking


"Alan is a fantastic speaker, with a vast amount of practical, yes practical, knowledge.

In fact, I learned more in the first half hour of his presentation, than I did by reading a dozen Sales / Marketing books.

Most important, however, is the fact that Alan does not simply, speak for the sake of speaking, he actually, “goes out of his way”, to make certain the audience really gets the gist of his presentation."

Charlie T, New Jersey

"Best speaker ever! When Alan talks, people listen. He also breaks down his message to something his audience can walk away with and use immediately in their own business. Alan is professional, positive, inspiring, and knows how to relay his message to his audience while keeping their attention the entire time. After Alan speaks the crowd buzzes with enthusiasm about the topic."

Darbie S, Hawaii

This event is sponsored by

River Market Event Place

      &

The Big Reveal KC

 

      &

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at City Market
Fifth and Walnut
Kansas City, United States

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson
Event on 2013-08-09 19:00:00

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He's sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He's a 17-time ACM Award winner, a 16-time CMA Award recipient, and a two-time Grammy-honored artist whose songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as a 2011 Songwriter/Artist inductee. Jackson has written or co-written 24 of his 35 #1 hit singles, placing him in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who've written more than 20 songs that they've recorded and taken to the top of the charts. He's one of the 10 best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica. Jackson's latest hit, "So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore," is from his forthcoming new album, which will be released this year.

at Idaho Center
16200 Idaho Center Boulevard
Nampa, United States