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Career Corner: Increasing Your Executive Presence
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Career Corner: Increasing Your Executive Presence

By Angela Copeland I recently had the honor of speaking on the topic of executive presence, not just once – but twice. I participated in panels where we discussed the importance of executive presence to your career and how to increase yours. The first question that comes to mind is, “What is executive presence, anyway?”…

SoCalGas Encourages Customers to Take Advantage of Energy Efficiency Rebates to Save Money this Winter
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SoCalGas Encourages Customers to Take Advantage of Energy Efficiency Rebates to Save Money this Winter

Smart thermostats and other devices can help keep costs down Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today issued a reminder about available smart thermostat and appliance rebates that give customers cash back while helping keep natural gas bills low.  Temperatures in Southern California typically turn cooler in November and can remain cold through March.  Lower temperatures are usually…

Storiad Gives Indie Authors a Fighting Chance
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Storiad Gives Indie Authors a Fighting Chance

By Emily G. Peters Here’s a story of a man named Ramzi Hajj—and his determination to give independent authors a shot at success. Together with web developer wiz Nathan Tyler, the pair founded Storiad: a platform designed to solve marketing woes for writers. The software allows authors (and publishers) to customize bookselling campaigns step-by-step, saving…

Welcome Home to Charlie’s House
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Welcome Home to Charlie’s House

By Emily G. Peters Walking into Charlie’s House in Old Town Monrovia feels like strolling into the home of your most stylish, hospitable friend. And it should—owner Kristin Miller runs the gift and home decor boutique independently, with a little help from her husband and parents. The result reflects Miller’s talent for warm, airy interior…

Monsieur Crêpe Brings French Cafe Culture to L.A.
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Monsieur Crêpe Brings French Cafe Culture to L.A.

By Emily G. Peters Near the base of the “Village of the Foothills,” French bistro Monsieur Crêpe is bringing a little piece of Paris to the sidewalks of Sierra Madre. To chef Aurelien “Tony” Mosconi, the hamlet’s evolving food scene is about as close to European cafe culture as you can get in Los Angeles….

Brooks Berdan, Ltd. – By Audiophiles, For Audiophiles
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Brooks Berdan, Ltd. – By Audiophiles, For Audiophiles

By Emily G. Peters There’s audio equipment—and then there’s Brooks Berdan. Founded by husband-and-wife team Sheila Berdan and the late Brooks Berdan, this impressive shop has been supplying audio junkies with their fix for nearly 30 years. Specializing in high end audio gear and installation, Brooks Berdan was highly respected in the audio industry throughout…

Setting the Gold Standard at Au79 Teahouse
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Setting the Gold Standard at Au79 Teahouse

By Emily G. Peters Some believe reading tea leaves can reveal your future. For Au79 Teahouse owner Megan Lee, her career path has been clear since age 19: she was destined for the tea business. Sharing ownership with her family, the Lees have opened successful Au79 teahouse storefronts in Arcadia, Pasadena and San Gabriel. Their…

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The Magic of Reading Revived: Century Books

Story and Photos by Emily G. Peters Is reading is a dying art? Some statistics would say so. According to a 2015 Pew Research study, one in four Americans never even got around to reading a book. That same year, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences found the average amount of time Americans spend…

Amada Miyachi Europe and Amada Miyachi America Announce Relocation of MacGregor Systems USA office
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Amada Miyachi Europe and Amada Miyachi America Announce Relocation of MacGregor Systems USA office

Integrating capabilities leverages engineering, customer relationships and differentiated product line Amada Miyachi Europe and Amada Miyachi America announce that as of Sept. 1, the MacGregor Systems USA office will be integrated with the Amada Miyachi America office in Monrovia, California. The current San Diego, California office will close on Aug. 31. Amada Miyachi Europe acquired…

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