Gatlinburg, TN(BlackNews.com) -- Timber Tops Cabin Rentals announced today they are “Always Welcoming New Cabins” on their vacation property rental management program. Other companies may “accept” new rental properties but Timber Tops feels it should be more like an investor partnership and that’s why they have decided to Always Welcome New Cabins! Currently representing over 270 Gatlinburg Cabins and Pigeon Forge Cabins, Timber Tops has had continuous LOCAL and Licensed ownership for over 17 years.
Timber Tops is a full service property management company providing rental property supervision and management, with an industry leading marketing program. Successfully representing cabins that sleep from 2 people to cabins that accommodate large groups, their expertise allows for some of the highest revenue to investors and owners in the Smoky Mountain Vacation Rental Market.
Timber Tops Cabin Rentals knows that almost every real estate investor desires a satisfactory income from their property without the inconvenience of having to manage and attend to it. At Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals they offer expertise and personalized techniques of managing vacation rental homes. Their management company is founded on professionalism, integrity, accountability and quality service that guarantee the maximum return from your investment, while maintaining property at the highest standards.
What sets Timber Tops apart is 24 hour customer service, not only to guest and sales but to vacation rental properties owners. Owners and investors should take comfort in knowing that someone is looking after their best interest, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. They also offer in-house laundry, quality control and maintenance to ensure guest satisfaction and top of the line care for rental homes. Realizing that fees are important to owners of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge cabin rentals Timber Tops has NO Linen or Set Up fees. They also never force Mandatory Free Nights or Travel Agent Commission fees on to owners. With industry leading online (www.YourCabin.com) and traditional darketing, all owners of vacation rentals should gain the benefits of listing their property with Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals.
For more information on this topic, or to schedule an appointment to learn how to make more with your Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg Cabin Investment, contact Ann Partin, 865-429-0831 ext. 1101 or toll free 855-669-7771 or email email@example.com
The late Rev. Peter W. Clark
Houston, TX (BlackNews.com) -- Elaine Parker Adams immortalizes the life of her great-grandfather, the Rev. Peter W. Clark, filling vital gaps in the history of the Methodist Church and its work among the black population of Louisiana. Her new biography, The Reverend Peter W. Clark: Sweet Preacher and Steadfast Reformer, covers the life of a man who filled assignments across the state in all but one of the Louisiana Methodist church districts. Clark led churches in the Acadiana, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Monroe, and New Orleans Districts.
Peter Clark served the Methodist Episcopal Church during the latter 19th century and early 20th century. This Church’s influence on the black community as an anti-slavery institution and its role in educating newly-freed blacks are noted. During the critical post-Reconstruction period, Clark built and developed churches in rural and urban Louisiana, established missions in New Orleans, and served as founding presiding elder (district superintendent) of the Lake Charles district of the Louisiana conference. The author describes each of Clark’s assignments from 1886-1914, nearly 30 years of service.
While the book details Clark’s achievements as a religious and community leader dealing with crises ranging from Mississippi River flooding to axe murders, it also focuses on the personal sacrifices Clark and his family made for what is now the United Methodist Church. Angella Current Felder, who wrote her own family’s story, Breaking Barriers, states of Clark’s biography that “It provides deep insight into the racial attitudes and economic conditions that prevailed in post-Reconstruction Louisiana.”
Adams emphasizes the religious commitment of Peter Clark, pointing out that he remained true to this calling despite multiple obstacles - difficult church assignments, family illnesses and deaths. Poverty placed his grandchildren Grace and Peter “Champ” Clark in servitude after the early death of their father. Yet, they also displayed Clark’s dedicated service to humanity and willingness to take on exceptional challenges. The lives of educator Grace Clark Parker and sports broadcaster Peter "Champ" Clark are presented in the "Legacy" section of the book.
Offering insight into the thoughts of the Reverend Peter W. Clark and his namesake grandson, Peter “Champ” Clark, the book features selected essays and poetry. Adams also documents the book well with end notes, a bibliography, and an extensive index. Photos of ten family members are presented, some from over a century ago.
For more details about the book, visit www.revpeterwclark.comor contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reverend Peter W. Clark: Sweet Preacher and Steadfast Reformer
by Elaine Parker Adams
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 172 pages | ISBN 9781449797843
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 172 pages | ISBN 9781449797836
E-Book | ISBN 9781449797829
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) -- Every year, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented minority students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The program provides scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.
Administered by the United Negro College Fund, the program was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 1999, it has funded the education of more than 16,000 students, awarding them more than $614 million dollars to pay for tuition, fees, books and housing.
Individuals selected as Gates Scholars will receive funds in an amount to be determined based on their financial need. The amount determined will be based on the cost of tuition, fees, books and living expenses for the 2013-2014 academic year, as well as the availability of grants and other scholarships reported on the financial aid award letter. The average scholarship award in the 2000-2010 academic years was $11,000 per student.
The deadline for submission is January 14, 2014.
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Voorhees, NJ (BlackNews.com) -- Evan White is a teen finance wizard. At the tender age seven, he began looking into all things business after earning his first dollar doing household chores. At age 10, he began watching Bloomberg TV and got interested in the stock market. A year later, he asked his father for a proxy online stock trading account and started investing. Now, at age 16, White teaches teens the basic and fundamental concepts about business construction and business finance in his newly published book, titled Common Anomaly.
Today, with society’s thrust toward financial literacy, parents and educators are deeply interested in teaching children about personal finance and business early in the educational learning process and in the home. However, most books about basic finance and business are too complicated for most teens - many are written by adults, for adults. Hence, White felt the need to publish Common Anomalywith the goal to create a quick read to help teens better understand the basic and fundamental concepts about business and finance.
White asserts that “the business world is very dynamic today and welcoming to all business ideas; teens can be a part of that business growth.” He has proven that getting involved in business today is no longer an opportunity just for adults. Much younger entrepreneurs are interested in starting businesses and getting out there early, with crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter. Hence, his book addresses new crowdsourcing options for funding new businesses, as well as a general overview on starting businesses, managing general finances, interfacing with the stock market, and understanding new virtual currencies surfacing in the financial space.
With a financial book “written by a teen, for teens,” Common Anomalymakes the complex topics of finance, business and entrepreneurship just a little more comprehensible for young readers. This work introduces both teens and adults to a book that tries to tone down the financial jargons and explain general business and finance in simpler terms, thus, making it “feel” more acceptable as a teaching tool for young people in the digital age.
For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.commonanomalybook.com.
About the Author
Evan White is a 16-year-old author who acquired his passion for business, business finance, accounting and investment banking at an early age. He is currently a junior in high school in South Jersey and for the past three years has been elected class treasurer. Other than being a student body officer, he is heavily involved in school activities such as DECA, Mock Trial Association and clubs. Over the past three years, he has attended a number of advanced and challenging business campuses at Columbia University, Vanderbilt University and Rutgers University BizED, which host these opportunities for entrepreneuring youth interested in business. He plans to graduate high school and attend one of the top business schools with a focus in investment banking and finance. For additional information, contact the author’s business desk at 877-279-4483.
COMMON ANOMALY * by Evan White
Business Basics and Fundamentals For Teens
Trade Paperback; ISBN; 978-1-4931-2025-3
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Mr. Essayas Gota (Deputy Consul General), Dr. Raye Mitchell, Helen Kassa and Ambassador Zerihun Retta
San Francisco Bay Area, CA (BlackNews.com) -- Dr. Raye Mitchell and her 14-year-old protégé Helen Kassa are on a mission to promote gender equality around the world and to improve access to education on a global basis. Their goal is to change how the world thinks, views and invests in preparing women and girls to be global leaders. On November 9th, the two achieved an epic milestone in their journey forward when the Honorable Ethiopian Ambassador Zerihun Retta and the Honorable Deputy Consul General Essayas Gota met with San Francisco Bay Area-based Dr. Raye Mitchell and young Helen Kassa.
During the private dinner hosted by Dr. Mitchell at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, the two social entrepreneurs unveiled their strategic project for improving access to education, leadership training and STEM training for women and girls throughout the world, including Ethiopia. As part of their project, entitled Leadership Journey for Change, and in support of Ms. Kassa’s foundation, Giving Hope to Kids Like Me, the two will travel to Ethiopia in June 2014 to provide training and support to students in rural Ethiopia. Ambassador Zerihun Retta and the Honorable Mr. Essayas Gota (Deputy Consul General) were both enthralled in the ladies' captivating presentation.
This highly successful diplomatic meeting is a significant step forward for Dr. Mitchell and Ms. Kassa as they work toward creating change for women and girls on a global level and moving beyond charity based projects to skill based engagement. Honorable Zerihun Retta stated, "I applaud Dr. Mitchell’s initiative to empower girls through leadership. I am calling upon the New Reality Foundation and GURLS Lead, a Global Leadership organization to work in partnership with us in the ongoing effort of improving the participation of women on the leadership ladder."
Economists confirm that reducing gender inequality in education is a vital part of promoting economic development on a global basis. The failure to educate girls limits economic growth in the developing world by wasting human capital. As a result, the United Nations has set the target of eliminating gender disparity in education at all levels by 2015, as one of its Millennium Development Goals. "We will go to Ethiopia in June 2014 to connect with the emerging community of women and girl leaders in business, social change, STEM and other sectors. We want to learn from and lend to their vision to succeed. We want to nourish their entrepreneurial spirits and preparedness," said Dr. Mitchell.
In a personal thank you note to Dr. Mitchell, Ambassador Retta wrote, "Saturday's occasion signals the fruition of both the dedicated efforts of Helen had exerted in trying to realize her long cherished vision of Giving Hope to Kids Like Me and a manifestation of Dr. Mitchell's commitment to bring the importance of girls and girls of color as the next generation of leaders, globally." The Ambassador further stated, "We were all inspired by the topics raised and energized by the opportunity it provided to meet the interest of our community and particularly young girls. I was fascinated by young Helen's maturity and aspiration to be a change agent in bringing opportunities to those in need."
Dr. Mitchell and Ms. Kassa thank Congressmembers Barbara Lee, Michael Honda and John Garamendi for facilitating introductions. The two ladies look to expand their diplomatic relationships to other countries and welcome introductions to potential partners, corporate sponsors and individuals that believe in the dream of gender equality and access to educational opportunity for women and girls on a global basis.
About Leadership Journey for Change:
Leadership Journey for Change is a project of GURLS Lead, a Global Leadership Program (formerly known as G.U.R.L.S. Rock), a global leadership-training initiative of The New Reality Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As a social entrepreneur program, GURLS Lead is meeting the needs of the talented, academically driven, and motivated to lead and serve the next generation of global leaders looking to build their skills. GURLS Lead provides a forum to nurture and train the next generation of game changers, innovators, and global leaders. “GURLS” stands for growth, unity, respect, leadership, and success. To learn more about getting connected to Leadership Journey for Change and GURLS Lead, visit www.gurlslead.org and www.thembaseries.org.
About Dr. Raye Mitchell:
Dr. Raye Mitchell is a "Top-idea Maven," real-life “fixer” and innovation expert who helps ordinary people create breakthrough impacts. A successful entertainment attorney and graduate of Harvard Law School, Dr. Mitchell is now acclaimed as an award-winning humanitarian and social entrepreneur recognized for her contributions for mentoring girls and young women to become global leaders and innovators. Dr. Mitchell is also co-founder of "The M.B.A. Series Executive Development Program," which provides leadership training for people aged 12-40. She is the author of several books, most recently "The Laws of the New Game Changers: How to Make Breakthrough Impacts That Take You Forward." To learn more about Dr. Mitchell, visit www.rayemitchell.com.
About Helen Kassa:
Fourteen year-old Helen Kassa is an emerging global leader who, at age eight, started a foundation program called Giving Hope to Kids Like Me, a project focused on increasing access to education for youth around the world, starting with a small village of children in rural Ethiopia.