Andy Wirth Remains Positive on Ski Resort’s Environmental Contributions

California is in one of the longest droughts in over one hundred years of the state’s history. According to Governor Jerry Brown, drought in California may never completely end and as the Pacific Coast state enters into a fifth year of drought, the Governor recently declared that residents need to continue the emergency water regulations previously imposed. He suggests that Californians need to adjust to living with less water continually.

In a recent interview on Radio KCRW the noon-time Los Angeles talk show “Press Play with Madeleine Brand” spoke with Andy Wirth, current President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. “Andy” as he is known throughout the resort and hotel industry, is directly responsible for sales and marketing at both Alpine Meadows of Tahoe and Squaw Valley Ski Resorts in the Olympic Valley near Lake Tahoe, CA. Andy brings more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience, joining Squaw Valley in 2010.

Under his marketing leadership, Andy has contributed to making Squaw Valley one of the most popular winter vacation areas in the world.

As CEO of the two resorts, with the California drought situation, Andy has his work cut out for him. In the interview with Madeleine Brand, questions from one year ago focused on what Andy anticipates for the 2015 ski season and what he can do to keep ski conditions favorable. The 2016 ski season in California does not look much different than conditions they faced in 2015.

Radio host, Madeleine Brand, weekdays at 12:00 noon discusses “How Will the Drought Affect CA ski resorts?” with Andy Wirth. Among other tough questions, Andy positively responds to her questions regarding how the drought will affect upcoming ski seasons – even 20 years into the future? Andy admits it was a tough winter in 2014 and the Tahoe resorts are looking to remain in business for “quite a few” more years. He claims they have not been as profitable as they could have been through the drought years, however, they are learning to take advantage of the opportunities as they come along. Learn more about Andy Wirth:

Weather is variable, but even in below average conditions, by using science to make snow and then managing the snow, they can still have “quite good skiing”, according to Andy. One of the ways he anticipates keeping conditions at a high level is by not opening and running all 6,000 acres of the resorts throughout the winter months. Reducing operating costs and focusing on opening lifts on 4,000 acres, the plan is to make the conditions as good as possible to keep skiers coming to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

One option for increasing profits, Andy Wirth, the previous Marketing consultant discusses are the on-going plans to increase and build around summer activities. He mentioned that they are currently sold out all summer with weddings, meetings, Iron Man events and other summer attractions.

Andy Wirth mentions that early in his career, he fought wildfires in New Mexico and was a wilderness ranger for the San Pedro Parks Recreation Area, then also served as a back country ranger in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

In addition to his experience in marketing, Andy uses these additional experiences to actively reduce the carbon footprint at the ski resorts , as well as in the community of Truckee, CA where he lives. He encourages renewable fuels and cares deeply about the mountains of California. His plan is to keep people skiing in the winter and enjoying summer in the mountains for years to come.

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Kate Hudson And Fabletics Changing The Way Women Do Casual Chic

Ladies, let’s be honest when it comes to great-looking fashion; comfort really matters.

Times have changed, because we’re all super busy running from the office to the gym to a meeting, grocery shopping, heading to our kids’ soccer games, etc. We still want to look amazing but want that casual chic look, something we often see on actress Kate Hudson and the active lifestyle she leads.

It’s known as athleisure wear, and it’s really taking over the world when you consider leggings now outsell denim. Kate Hudson is a master at wearing leggings, and she always looks fab, with that being the key word.

Kate Hudson is the co-founder of Fabletics, the online subscription retailer that offers performance wear that is gorgeous, trendy, affordable and functional. Maybe that is why one million VIP members around the world have joined the Fabletics movement. Even more exciting are the latest fashions coming out of Fabletics.

Marie Claire magazine reports that Fabletics is launching a stunning and colorful collection of athleisure dresses, and it’s about time. Say bye-bye to the tight, too-revealing little black dress and hello to a sleek, comfy Kate Hudson creation. These Fabletics LBDs can go everywhere that you go and then take you into the evening to a night out on the town.

Kate Hudson tells the magazine that athlesiure fashion is about comfort and keeping the active woman in clothing that is beautiful but also casual. Fabletics is made with quality fabrics that offer stretch but never anything restricting to the body. Kate’s LBDs allow you to exit from a car without having to contort your body into bizarre positions to release yourself.

Fabletics fashion hugs your curves but not in a vulgar way. You don’t need to squeeze yourself into Spanx like those reality TV stars often do, because Fabletics’ athleisure dresses don’t try that hard. Some come with a built-in-bra which is always welcome and convenient. You don’t need to harness your body parts into discomfort just to put on a cute, casually chic dress.

Fabletics is awesome in the way its concept works, offering its members personalized outfits chosen for them based on their lifestyle and fashion preferences. All you have to do when signing up to be a VIP member is take a brief fashion quiz. Done. Then, get busy shopping, girlfriend! See:

Fabletics does all its designing in-house in Los Angeles, and Kate Hudson gives her stamp of approval on what she believes women want to wear. You’ll see leggings, tanks, swimsuits and dresses all constructed of excellent quality in pretty prints and solids, colors that are bold and beautiful. Source:

Athleisure wear is here to stay, because comfort and style go together.

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Sharp Corporation and Qnet Limited Join Forces to Market their Co-branded Air Purifier.

The Japan-based electronic manufacturing giant, Sharp Corporation, has partnered with Qnet India to market and sell the Sharp-Qnet Plasma Cluster Air Purifier. The distribution of the introduced air purifier will be done through the highly developed and registered Qnet e-commerce system. Sharp is an international corporation and has its main factory in Abeno-Ku, Osaka. Mr. Kishalay Ray, who serves as the President of the Consumer Business at the Shark business Systems India Private Limited, believes in Qnet’s product distribution channel since the company has managed to sell its lifestyle and health products successfully. Qnet Limited will, therefore, be the vendor of the Sharp Air Purifier.

The partnership will facilitate a quick penetration of the air purifier into the market since it will be sold through the broad Qnet client network, which is made up of many consumers from across the world who have faith in Qnet products. Qnet will now have an additional high-quality product to offer to its clients and according to the company’s spokesperson, the deal significantly benefits both companies.

Qnet sells different types of products, which include nutritional, personal care, home care, weight managements, energy boosters, luxury goods and jewelry. The company was started in 1998 by a group of young entrepreneurs who had an aim of improving the financial state of people across the world through marketing. The company has used direct selling and commercialization business methods for sixteen years and has managed to establish branches in India and Turkey. Qnet gives back to the community and has participated in many philanthropic undertakings in different countries. The firm’s primary market is in Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Rwanda and Ivory Coast.

The company’s way of doing business provides a platform for its members to improve their financial positions. Members can start a business with a small overhead and are required to create a network of independent representatives through making referrals. The payment for depends on the products that an independent agent and his or her network sell. The firm is a health advocate and has been educating people on the dangers of having unhealthy lifestyles and how diseases such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes can be avoided by having a correct diet. Products from Qnet contain little sugar, synthetic sweeteners, and other detrimental chemicals. Qnet as a business strictly follows vegetarian rules and only vegetarian ingredients are used in making the company’s consumable and edible products.

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Where Bernardo Chua is Going Next

Bernardo Chua is a businessman and entrepreneur who is the proud founder of Organo Gold, a company that specializes in offering healthy products to consumers around the world. Coffee is Bernardo Chua’s favorite beverage to consume. In addition to that, Wikipedia makes it clear Mr. Chua understands that coffee is the number one beverage of choice in the morning as it provides a much needed energy boost. With this in mind, Bernardo Chua has incorporated the delicious taste and energy boost of coffee with a healthy special ingredient in order to create a health-oriented company that now stands out as one of the leading coffee producers in the world. Bernardo Chua started Organo Gold just eight years ago in a small coffee shop and has since then been hands on in order to develop his company.

Facebook shows Bernardo Chua is a Filipino businessman who has grownup around poverty. His intent with Organo Gold is to not only provide the world with a delicious product, but to also provide a product that is inexpensive as well as healthy. By offering a healthy and delicious product, Mr. Chua hopes that he can teach the world about the importance of healthy living and how delicious it can taste. Organo Gold, within just eight years, has already expanded on a global basis and has now been incorporated into over 40 different countries all over the world. Most recently, Bernardo Chua announced the company winning 5 people’s choice awards.

The secret to the success of Organo Gold is the use of a secret ingredient called Ganoderma. Bernardo Chua found this special herb during his travels in China. He found out about the special health benefits that are associated with this herb, and has since then created a company based around this ingredient. Ganoderma has been scientifically proven to not only promote weight loss, but to also improve the sleep cycles. This is done by increasing the overall oxygen levels in the body which help the body and mind feel more happy and more focused just by consuming the Organo Gold products.  Read more about Bernardo and his miracle herb on Central Jersey Working Moms.

Categories: Get Healthy

Not All Press Is Good Press: How To Fix Bad Search Results


Every business wants to make money. They want to have a good profit from what they are selling or services they are providing. Spending money on extra services to make this happen may not seem very ideal, but it is quickly being seen as being very beneficial. Having a review page on a site for a business may seem good and is good as long as there are positive reviews being posted. But, what about those negative reviews that are bound to pop up. After all, owners and worker are only human. Those reviews are read by a lot of people, according to it 86% of those readers will determine whether they buy based on negative reviews. Negative marketing can make or break your business, and not just locally. The internet makes it possible for people all over the world to search and discover new businesses everyday. Bad press can cause you to lose more customers than you originally thought.

Online reputation management companies are set up to not only make those negative reviews disappear. They are there to help your business come up with a plan to improve how people see your business and, therefore, get your more customers. More customers will then increase your profit even more than the cost of the management company. Why, not invest in your business in every way possible?

The Search Fixers is a company that offers online reputation management services. They are set up to allow customers to see just how great your company is when they search for you. The Search Fixers have a guarantee on their service and they have US-based SEO specialists that will work with your business to offer the best help they can. They even offer a discount on your first month with them. By utilizing their services, you are able to make sure the internet is not pushing away any potential customers your may have. It will allow anyone who may be debating on receiving your products or services to see just how valuable and excellent your business it. It’ll show them that what you offer is right for them. The more positive the search is for your business, the better your reputation. They are available to help you make sure your business is getting the right kind of press, which is always good press.

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