As you are aware, Easter is this Sunday. In lieu of this festive celebration, there are some events and brunches especially for kids and their parents.
Easter Bunny Candy Hunt: This Saturday, March 30th from 9am-12pm at the Mile High Flee Market. Children 12 and under are free.
Breakfast and Brunch with the Easter Bunny: This Saturday, March 30th from enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny beginning at 8:30am at the Denver Aquarium. On Easter Sunday, March 31st, come back to the Aquarium for a gourmet Easter Brunch. Ticket prices range from $11-$35. Please call to RSVP for both events at 303-561-4450.
Easter Brunch at St. Julien: On Easter Sunday, come to Boulder for a memorable Easter Brunch at St. Julien Hotel and Spa. The Easter Bunny will be there for an egg hunt at 11:30am and again at 1:00pm. Tickets range between $19.95-$49.95. Please call 720-406-9696 to reserve your tickets.
Experience the Victory of Easter: On Easter Sunday, Calvary Ap0stolic Church will be sharing the story of Easter with a youth drama, children’s choir, praise and worship, orchestra, and sanctuary choir from 10:00am-12:00pm and is free for all.
We wish everyone a wonderful Easter weekend! Enjoy
The 2013 America’s Cup is coming back to San Francisco this July. If you are going to be in San Francisco during this time, be sure to catch some of the action and excitement as you watch teams sailing in wing-sailed catamarans over 30 MPH! The event features the best teams from all over the world!
Preceding the America’s Cup are two seasons of the America’s Cup World Series – the 2011-2012 AC World Series was finished on July 1, 2012 in Newport, RI and the 2012-2013 AC World Series is happening in both Naples and San Francisco and finishes this May prior to the America’s Cup in July.
For more information on accommodations, attractions, and everything else San Francisco, please click here.
If you are a native or a visitor to Boston and surrounding suburbs and cities, then be sure to try a new or favorite restaurant for $38.13 for a 3-course dinner. Lunches are included in restaurant week too for 2-courses, pay only $15.13 and 3-courses, $20.13. All prices are for a price-fixed menu and exclude drinks, tax, and tip.
The types of eateries include:
For a list of all participating restaurants, click here.
Every year a local charity is selected as a partner. This year, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and American Express are donating $5,000 to First Night, Inc.
which is dedicated to building community and diversity through the arts. All participating restaurants are donating $100 gift certificates to First Night’s Fund Raising Auction that started March 18th-April 4th. To support First Night, click on the link to see all auction items and place your bid today before it’s too late!
Enjoy great food for great prices and help your local communities by supporting First Night. Enjoy!
If you are going to be in Dallas, TX on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 then don’t miss this free event hosted by VisitDallas.com.
The festivities include live music, free give-aways, food, drinks, and fun for the whole family!
The performers are DJ Michael Jerome, Professor D, and Vocal Trash.
Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm; Location: AT&T Plaza in Victory Park; Date: March 27, 2013.
Schedule: 4:00-4:30 DJ Michael Jerome; 4:30-5:30 Vocal Trash; 5:30-6:00 DJ Michael Jerome; 6-6:15 Mayoral Presentation; 6:15-7:10 Professor D; 7:10-7:20 DJ Michael Jerome; 7:20-8:00 Professor D.
Cloud based software is all around us these days and makes doing business on the go so much easier and manageable. Here are the top 10 cloud based applications that you can implement into your business now:
Zendesk: This software allows you to quickly trouble-shoot and manage all of your customers needs in one easy to use interface that takes information from anywhere – social media, email, etc. and creates one ticket for that customer. This software was designed for the customer, agents, and managers. There is also a way to track analytics, communicate internally, and the best part is that it can be used on iPhone, iPad, Windows 7, Android, Kindle Fire, and Blackberry.
Ad Block Plus. This is an add-on for Firefox, Chrome, Android, or Opera that allows you to block pesky pop-ups.
Zoho Creator. Create and manage your own database and apps using a convenient drag-and-drop system and there is an extensive network of support readily available to answer any questions you might have.
Skype. Call anyone, anywhere for less than most other phone carriers. You can also see the other person too which makes it a great way to hold a meeting.
Basecamp. Store and manage all of your projects in one place. Control who can see your project(s) and who can see each other all in this easy to use interface.
GoToMeeting. Use this software to host a meeting from afar. You can show the other meeting attendees your computer or just a document from your computer. Do an entire presentation online with your partners oversees or across the country.
SocialOomph. Track and manage all of your social media in one account.
TribeHR. Keeps all of your employees information in one place that allows you and them to interact with.
FuseBill. Create and track all invoices in one place, set-up recurring payments, charge client’s cards, and more with this all-in-one accounting cloud-based system.
Boxmeup. If you have a lot of inventory, this app will make your life so much easier because it allows you to keep stock of all of your items by placing them into virtual boxes.
Hopefully these cloud-based applications will help make your businesses run smoother and will help reduce some of the stresses of running a business.
If you are ever relocated to a new city for your job, here are some questions to ask and some possibilities to consider carefully before embarking upon this new journey.
It really depends on if you are a single woman or if you are going to be traveling with your family. There are different factors for each scenario.
If you are single, you want to find a place that is safe and nearby to entertainment, restaurants, nightlife, etc.
Married women with children are generally looking for a different type of property in a more suburban area with good schools and close to parks and recreation.
Women in general tend to prefer new homes or apartments with ample closet space, up-to-date kitchens, modern bathrooms, and an open floor plan for entertaining or watching the kids. Women can usually tell if a home is going to be right for them and their families by the feel of a place.
Before choosing an area, be sure to ask these questions:
- Is the neighborhood safe?
- Is the property near to public transportation?
- What is the walk score?
- Is the property new?
- What types of amenities are offered (if any)?
- Are there good schools near by where I can enroll my kids?
- Is the property close to parks and recreation?
- How many bedrooms and baths does the property have?
- Is there ample storage space?
- Have the bathrooms and kitchen been renovated? Are they modern?
- Is the property in the city or in the suburbs?
- How close are grocery stores, gyms, shopping, and entertainment?
Whatever the reason for relocating, it is advisable that you rent first before purchasing a home in a new area, especially if you are not familiar with the new city or if you know your relocation is going to be temporary. In these circumstances, renting a fully-furnished property will help alleviate some of the stresses of relocation as you won’t need to worry about furnishing your new home, you can simply move right in. Plus, it will reduce the level of wear and tear on your furniture. Renting a storage space for your furniture is always an option until you can find a more permanent solution.
You can also rent out your current home as a corporate rental rather than selling it if you know that your relocation is temporary. There is a marketing website specifically designed for you to rent out your home to corporate clients. There is also the option of hiring a full property manager in your city who will manage your property on your behalf and find you renters while you are away. AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing is a network of locally owned and operated real estate property management brokerages. Currently, they have local Property Management offices in Boston, MA; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; and San Francisco, CA. There is another Property managment company called AMSI who have local offices in San Diego and San Francisco, as well. In Annapolis, MD, you can connect with Annapolis Accommodations to manage your property. All of these companies provide fully furnished rentals as well.
Relocation is a stressful time in anyone’s life. We hope that these tips will help make your next relocation as seem-less and stress free as possible.
Happy New Year from all of us at AvenueWest!
We are looking for some new photographs for our website for each city we currently service (Boston, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver and San Francisco) and for any city you would like to see a local AvenueWest office.
We are looking for pictures that will display each cities’ local culture, architecture, natural environment, sites, tourism, real-estate, history, activities, etc. that we will be featuring in a special section on our website. Every city embodies a certain feel and we want to display each cities’ unique flare on our website to give travelers a better grasp of where they are heading.
Please email your photos to Global@AvenueWest.com along with a brief description of what your photo depicts (including the city) and your name (unless you wish to keep your submission anonymous).
We will not use your email address for any promotional marketing and will never give your information out to anyone. These photos will only be used on our websites and may also be depicted in our other marketing campaigns including social media sites.
We are looking forward to seeing what everyone enters! Stay tuned to see your artwork live on our website! Here are some examples:
Real Body Work is primarily a Massage and Wellness DVD website but also has educational articles and apps about the human body as well.
Before taking your next business trip, you can download an app for researching muscle trigger points that can cause pain. This app can be purchased from iTunes for $2.99 for the iPhone and iPad. There is also an android version available from the Real Body Work site.
This application allows you to view over 70 muscles, their patterns, and most common trigger points to help you understand where your source of pain is coming from.
You can’t always be near your children but you would still like to have that peace of mind that they are okay. Here are 9 apps/devices that will make keeping your children safe a little bit easier:
Life360 Family Locator: A free app designed for iPhone or Android that you install on your kids/family phones and on your phone and then you can track where they are on a map.
Vigilant PPS22BL 130dB Personal Alarm. Arm you kids with a mini, key-chain sized alarm to scare off an attacker or warn others that they are in danger. It emits a high-pitched, 130 decibel sound and can be purchased for $14.99.
”Mommy I’m Here” Child Locator. This two piece set can be purchased for $24.95 and includes a teddy bear shaped device that goes around your child’s wrist or ankle and a key chain transmitter for the parents. Anytime your child gets separated from you, simply click the button on the key chain and the teddy bear will shriek allowing you to find them.
Net Nanny 6.5. Use Net Nanny to control the types of websites and games your child is able to access. This will also allow you to monitor their social media activity for the low price of $28.99.
KidSmart Vocal Smoke Detector. Prerecord your voice on this smoke detector with specific instructions to allow your children to make it to safety when there is a fire. When fire is detected, the machine will alert your kids to wake up and then will play your recorded instructions. This peace of mind detector can be purchased for $39.95.
Prodigy Infant Car Seat with SmartScreen. This car seat will help alleviate worry on the parent’s end that the car seat wasn’t installed properly. The SmartScreen technology shows you when the car seat is properly installed into the car. This tech savvy car seat is only $100.
HiSense BabySense V Infant Movement Monitor. This comes with two sensors that should be placed underneath the baby’s mattress and they will tell you if the baby has stopped moving for more than a few seconds so you can go make sure everything is okay. This smart device costs $129.
Dropcam HD Video Monitor System. This gadget is perfect for the parent working night shift. The camera can be placed in front of your baby’s bed and then you can watch it from your smart phone. If you detect movement you can even speak to your child(ren) with the attached speaker. This system costs $149.
Amber Alert GPS V3. This advanced software allows parents to set up geographic areas in which their child(ren) should be within and if ever they leave the time zone or designated area, an alert is sent to you. This device allows you to track them indoors, outdoors, and anywhere in the world for only $199.
Nothing is more important than knowing your kids are safe. These high-tech devices will help you keep a watchful “eye” on your kids even when you can’t be there with them.