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MASTERPIECE SOLUTIONS OFFERS GALLERY OWNERS AND ARTISTS ASSISTANCE DURING RECESSIONARY TIMES

Masterpiece Solutions , the leader in comprehensive point of sale and business management software for art and antique galleries, artists and other independent retailers, today announced a comprehensive program that offers assistance during this tough economic climate. The recently released Masterpiece Success Package offers much more than back-end software by offering a suite of products that helps small organizations stay above water during retail slowdown.



“Masterpiece Manager can… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on November 13, 2008 at 10:28am — No Comments

County Level IAS360 House Price Index Data Shows Promise Amid Worsening Housing Market in September

Integrated Asset Services, LLC (IAS, www.iasreo.com), a leader in default management and residential collateral valuation, today released its IAS360™ House Price Index for September 2008. The monthly report, which includes the most current and granular data available in the industry, showed a 2.1% decline in house prices on a national level in September, with an annual decline of 13.3%. However, the data also shows bright spots at the individual county level with 75 of the 360 counties showing… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on November 12, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

CONSUMERS KEEP MONEY CLOSE TO HOME

With home safe sales up 75% over the past year, consumers are on a flight for safety. Many are finding soft landings locally at their community banks and credit unions where they can earn up to 7% interest on their checking accounts, feel the safety of a locally-owned bank, and know their deposits are fueling growth in their own community.



“Amid this market turmoil, people are stashing cash close to home,” says Don Shafer, co-founder of BancVue and FIRST ROI, the creators of… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on November 10, 2008 at 2:37pm — No Comments

ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE COLORADO’S “BIG TENT” TO BE ARCHIVED IN SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (www.sustainablecolorado.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to unifying the sustainability movement in Colorado, today announced that Smithsonian Institution will begin archiving in its political collection, digital clips and memorabilia from the first of its kind “Big Tent” event.



The Big Tent, an 8,000 square-foot two-story structure, served as the gathering place and dedicated work space for more than 500 new media journalists, bloggers,… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on November 5, 2008 at 9:49am — No Comments

Global Financial Crisis Takes Center Stage at Socially Responsible Investment Industry Conference

Socially responsible investment industry leaders will focus considerable attention on the global financial crisis at the 19th annual SRI in the Rockies Conference October 26-28, 2008.



A record 720 participants are expected to converge on The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, in Whistler, British Columbia. Several of the scheduled conference sessions will feature experts discussing how socially conscious investors can help to reshape the future of the global financial system around the… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on October 21, 2008 at 10:35am — No Comments

OBERMEYER ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY TO OPEN NEW OFFICE IN DENVER

Obermeyer Asset Management Company (www.obermeyerasset.com) announced today the opening of its new Denver Colorado office at 3200 Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite 480.



Located in the heart of the Cherry Creek business district, the office will allow the Aspen-headquartered discretionary asset management firm to expand its presence in the Colorado market. Obermeyer manages the wealth of affluent individuals, families, foundations and corporations by developing investment portfolios… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on October 15, 2008 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Falling House Prices in August Adds Pressure to an Already Volatile Economy

Integrated Asset Services, LLC (IAS, www.iasreo.com), a leader in default management and residential collateral valuation, today released its IAS360 House Price Index for August 2008. The monthly report, which includes the most current and granular data available in the industry, showed a 0.2 % decline in house prices on a national level in August, and an 11.6% decline from August 2007 to August 2008.The IAS360 House Price Index is a comprehensive housing index tracking monthly change in the… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on October 14, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

MASTERPIECE SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES ART GALLERY SOFTWARE UPGRADE

Masterpiece Solutions, the leader in comprehensive point of sale and business management software for art and antique galleries, artists and other independent retailers, today announced the upgrade of its Masterpiece Manager software and the introduction of its innovative Masterpiece Success Package. The advancements give galleries and artists a state-of-the-art, integrated gallery management solution, including advanced inventory controls, customer management, point-of-sale and web integration… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on October 10, 2008 at 11:27am — No Comments

SRI in the Rockies to Honor Community Investors

Investors who earmark at least one percent of their capital for community investment will be honored at the 2008 SRI in the Rockies Conference, the premier annual conference for the sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) industry in North America.



“Community investing, a core SRI strategy, has successfully served the same populations currently reeling from bad loans made by predatory lenders,” said Lisa Woll, chief executive officer of the Social Investment Forum (SIF).… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on October 8, 2008 at 2:46pm — No Comments

SCHWAB CHARITABLE PIONEERS INNOVATIVE MICROFINANCE GUARANTEE PROGRAM

Schwab Charitable, one of the country’s largest and fastest growing nonprofits and facilitators of charitable giving with over $2 billion in assets and $350MM in annual grants, announced today the launch of an innovative microfinance guarantee program. It is the first program of its kind to enable donors to set aside a portion of their Charitable Gift Accounts to guarantee microfinance loans to the world’s poorest entrepreneurs to start, maintain or expand small businesses. Guarantees are… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 26, 2008 at 10:59am — No Comments

David Brancaccio, Stephen Lewis and Barbara J. Krumsiek Lead Speaker Line-up at 19th Annual SRI in the Rockies Conference

Award-winning veteran journalist David Brancaccio, Stephen Lewis, Former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations and Barbara J. Krumsiek, Chair, CEO, and President of Calvert Group, Ltd. are among a powerful group of speakers and topics slated for the 19th annual SRI in the Rockies Conference, October 26–29, 2008.



Mr. Brancaccio, host of the PBS news magazine NOW and author of Squandering Aimlessly; will moderate a roundtable on industry trends at SRI in the Rockies, which will be… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 24, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE COLORADO ANNOUNCES HEROES OF SUSTAINABILITY FINALISTS

The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (www.sustainablecolorado.org) today announced the names of six of its eight Heroes of Sustainability finalists who have led the way to a more sustainable future in four categories: non-profit, business, government and academia. The finalists will be showcased during the Sustainability Gala scheduled for Thursday, October 16 at the Sherman Events Center in Denver.



Residents of Colorado were encouraged to nominate people who show leadership and… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 23, 2008 at 10:59am — No Comments

2008 SRI in the Rockies Conference to be a ‘Green Meeting’

First Affirmative Financial Network and the Social Investment Forum, hosts of the 19th annual SRI in the Rockies Conference, have designed their 2008 event to be a “green meeting.” This year’s conference is expected to draw a record 700 sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) industry practitioners and professionals to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, October 26–28, 2008.



According to the Convention Industry Council's definition, a green meeting is “a meeting or event that… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 11, 2008 at 6:15pm — No Comments

ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE COLORADO’S “BIG TENT” EVENT A BIG SUCCESS

The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (www.sustainablecolorado.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to unifying the sustainability movement in all 50 states across the country, today announced that it was successful in exposing over 500 bloggers, journalists, celebrities and political and business leaders to its message of a more unified environmental sustainability network at the “Big Tent” event during the 2008 Democratic National Convention.



The Big Tent, an 8,000 square-foot… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 11, 2008 at 4:45pm — No Comments

IAS360 House Price Index Rises Again, Up 0.9% in July

Integrated Asset Services, LLC (IAS, www.iasreo.com), a leader in default management and residential collateral valuation, today released its IAS360 House Price Index for July 2008. The monthly report, which includes the most current and granular data available in the industry, showed a 0.9% appreciation in house prices on a national level in July, and a -11.4% decline from July 2007 to July 2008.



The IAS360 House Price Index is a comprehensive housing index tracking monthly change… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 9, 2008 at 11:53am — No Comments

REC Solar Reaches Out To Next Generation of Energy Consumers During Democratic National Convention

During the 2008 Democratic National Convention, REC Solar (www.recsolar.com), an industry-leading provider of residential and commercial solar electric systems and MySpace.com provided clean, renewable energy to convention participants and their tech tools at a solar-powered recharging station located in the heart of Denver, CO.



The Democratic National Convention set out the goal of making this the greenest convention in history by promoting sustainable practices to minimize the… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 4, 2008 at 3:33pm — No Comments

 

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