As Brett Maas content team we get to see some of the really generous and nice things Brett does to give back. One of them is when he received and email from a friend and it states…
Once again, I am asking for your help. For the seventh year in a row, I am riding in the Trek 100, a Ride for Hope.
Please consider joining the fight against childhood cancer and related blood disorders. I am riding in the Trek 100 Ride for Hope which supports the MACC Fund. This is a ride truly for hope. Proceeds from this ride will help support critical research efforts in the search for new cures and in the eradication of childhood cancer and related blood disorders. The overall cure rate stands at 80%, but with your help, we will get to 100% — one pedal at a time.
Sam, my son, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in January 2009. Because of the efforts of the MACC Fund, the survival rate for Sam has increased to 80% from 15% when the MACC Fund began over 30 years ago.
Needless to say Brett was quick to help support a friend, his son, and a great cause. Also, if you read this and they are still raising money to help cure childhood cancer you can donate here.
Just stumbled upon this great video on YouTube and Grant Cardone talks about how using the new live streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat can help you get attention and in turn sell more. The first thing you need before you sell anything is someone’s attention.
Check out the video for more information on how to get attention and thanks for reading my blog, Brett Maas
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 19-year-old pickup truck driver involved in a deadly highway pileup in Missouri last year sent or received 11 texts in the 11 minutes immediately before the accident, federal investigators said Tuesday.
The driver sent six texts and received five texts, with the last text just before his pickup traveling at 55 mph crashed into the back of a tractor truck, beginning a chain collision. The pickup was rear-ended by a school bus, which in turn was rammed by a second school bus.
The pickup driver and a 15-year-old student on one of the school buses were killed. Thirty-eight other people were injured in the Aug. 5, 2010, accident near Gray Summit, Mo.
Data I/O Corporation DAIO +2.33% , the leading provider of manual and automated device programming systems, today announced that it has scheduled a conference call to discuss financial results for the third quarter of 2011, the period ended September 30, 2011, on Thursday, October 20, 2011. Management will hold the conference call at 2 p.m. Pacific Time/5 p.m. Eastern Time. Data I/O Corporation will release the company’s financial results after the market closes that same day.
To listen to the conference call, please dial (877) 941-2934. A taped replay will be made available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for one week. To access the replay, please dial in the USA (800) 475-6701, or International (320) 365-3844, access code: 220446. The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast over the Internet; visit the News and Events section of the Data I/O Corporation website at http://www.dataio.com to access the call from the site. This webcast will be recorded and available for replay on the Data I/O Corporation website approximately one hour after the conclusion of the conference call.
Read More here – http://www.marketwatch.com/story/data-io-corporation-to-announce-third-quarter-2011-financial-results-october-20-2011-2011-10-12
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On September 12th, the Sons of Arizona delivered items from its School Supply Drive to Sheryl Rednor, principal at Supai Middle School. Not only did they deliver a stockpile of the basic items, including 313 dozen pencils, 700 spiral notebooks and 181 packages of 3X5 cards, the organization was also able to accommodate and deliver a large amount of “wish list” items that were requested directly from the teachers and faculty , including 25 scientific calculators, 100 three ring binders, socks and underwear. Due to a generous donor, the Sons of Arizona was even able to provide Supai with an iPod touch for one of the education award programs. “This has been a great experience for us, and we look forward to future opportunities to support the children of the community,” said Grant MacKenzie, Jr., president of Sons of Arizona.
The Sons of Arizona was founded in June of 2011 by a group of 11 Scottsdale and Phoenix locals for the benefit of children in our local communities. Their efforts are focused on inspiring local children, helping local school systems, charities, not- for -profit organizations and individual kids who just need a little boost to get them where they need to be! The members of Sons of Arizona includes 11 local business owners, teachers and executives including President Grant MacKenzie, Matt Blanton, Joshua Glennie, Jake Flesner, Jacob Chapman, Brendon Sarracino, Brett Maas, Jason Blechmann, Ryan Kohnke, Travis Chapman and Mark Colletti.
Purveyor of all things electric, automaker Tesla has asked the federal government for yet another loan to get its Model S electric sports sedan off the ground and into production.
Tesla secured a $465 million loan in 2009 from the U.S. Department of Energy to build its Palo Alto, Calif. headquarters and refurbish the former General Motors-Toyota NUMMI joint-venture plant in Fremont, Calif. Tesla recently asked for an undisclosed loan figure from the federal government to shore up its production abilities.
The electric car startup has publicized that its initial loan helped generate 1000 new jobs. Details have not been mentioned on what the new loan would go toward specifically.
Meanwhile, House Republicans have introduced the idea of cutting President Barack Obama’s green jobs bill — a program that fostered the original loan Tesla received. Because of the massive sweeps to reduce the $17 trillion debt load carried by the U.S., there’s a very real possibility it could happen. Such a cut could halt Tesla’s working capital, putting the company in jeopardy or forcing it to find greener pastures for financing.
Howard Stern resigned for another five years and Sirius stock price surged. The drama is over for Sirius XM, as star personality Howard Stern announced he had reached a “fair deal” to stay with the satellite radio company for an additional five years. The announcement caused a spike in Sirius‘ stock price through the early hours of Thursday’s session.
Big, bustling cities are magnets for adventure-seekers and ambitious young people. But the grit and flashiness that attract singles to New York, Los Angeles and Miami aren’t necessarily what parents look for in a place to settle down. Young people looking to start a family might do well to look past the bright lights of the big city.
Instead, maybe consider a place like Dubuque, Iowa, Manitowac, Wis., or Marquette, Mich. These places boast solid average incomes, good educational prospects, low costs, short commute times and high rates of home ownership–all reasons why they rank as the top three small cities in America to raise a family.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
I spent my weekend with family and friends how did you you spend your Labor Day? I think our country was built on hard working people so I hope you enjoyed your day off and let’s get America back to the way it was by working hard for our country.