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Exhale Mind Body Studio Set to Open its First Connecticut Location on Stamford’s Beautiful Harbor Point Waterfront
Exercising at Exhale
Stamford, CT (PRWEB) December 07, 2011
The ultimate fitness oasis, Exhale Mind Body Studio is poised to open its doors this February at Harbor Point, a dynamic new community transforming Stamford’s historic South End with a unique mix of metropolitan vibrancy and waterfront beauty. Exhale’s new Harbor Point studio marks its first in Connecticut and its nineteenth across the globe which include locations in Manhattan, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Turks and Caicos.
“We are excited to be bringing one of the country’s premier fitness oasis to Harbor Point,” said Carl Kuehner III, CEO of Building and Land Technology, the Stamford-based real estate development firm behind Harbor Point. “Residents and tenants of Harbor Point and visitors to the area will have a world-class fitness facility right at their doorstep as they live, work and play.”
The word around the city is of eager anticipation for the arrival of Exhale, a revolutionary and widely acclaimed new breed of lifestyle fitness, taking a mind body approach to the paradigm of overall wellbeing. Honored with numerous awards and accolades, and voted “Traveler’s Choice: Relaxation + Spa” on Tripadvisor.com, Exhale has a loyal following of devotees, some of whom even tailor their travel itineraries around Exhale Studio locations.
Exhale Founder and CEO Annbeth Eschbach explains the principles behind the company’s uniqueness and remarkable success, which began in 2002 with the opening of the New York location, now long a celebrity favorite. “Our philosophy is to provide our members and guests a truly transformative lifestyle experience through our focus on the mind body connection in our exclusive wellness programs and specialized treatments.”
Fashioned as a tranquil sanctuary, Exhale’s exquisite 9,000-square-foot Harbor Point space will provide amenities including a Core Fusion® studio, yoga studio, Core Cycling studio, and luxury gym in addition to a boutique stocked with exclusive apparel, skincare, and wellness products. Exhale carries the concept of Harbor Point one step further in this “Smart Growth” community designed as a place to live, work, and play, and is the perfect complement to Harbor Point’s stylish residences, Class-A offices, hotels, shops, and restaurants.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to open our newest studio at Harbor Point, a place that perfectly fits our vision,” said Ms. Eschbach. “On the waterfront and only two blocks from Stamford’s Amtrak/Metro North train station and Interstate 95, Exhale Mind Body Studio is located at 2200 Atlantic Street in the heart of Harbor Point, a community renowned as the city’s rising star.
Exhale will offer monthly memberships, class packages, single class rates, private training sessions, spa appointments, and special workshops and events at its new Harbor Point studio. For more information, please visit the website at exhalespa.com or visit Exhale at the Harbor Point Welcome Center located at 115 Towne Street, next to Fairway Market.
A second-generation real estate development company, Connecticut-based Building and Land Technology has completed ventures worth more than $ 3 billion including over 4 million square feet of commercial development and 4,500+ residential units. BLT trophy properties host the headquarters for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Gen Re, GE Commercial Finance, Diageo, GE Real Estate, Xerox, GE Energy Financial Services, XL, Hewitt, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, Design Within Reach and Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy. Their numerous office parks, apartment complexes, single-family subdivisions, common interest communities and adaptive reuse projects total in excess of 8,000,000 square feet of development. For more information, visit the website at BLToffice.com.
Since its inception in 2003, exhale has earned a position as the leading lifestyle brand in the spa and wellness space. exhale offers unparalleled, transformational mind body programs within an inspiring yet relaxing spa setting. Continuously delivering best-in-class spa therapies and yoga and core fusion classes, exhale currently operates 19 properties and plans to grow its well-being paradigm in prestigious and philosophically aligned resorts, residential hotel developments and strategic partnerships.
VIP Corporate Housing Expands into Chicago and Appoints Corporate Housing Industry Leader
St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) December 08, 2011
VIP Corporate Housing, LLC, a Midwest leader in executive short term housing based in St. Louis, recently announced their expansion into the Chicago temporary housing market. With the result of this expansion, VIP can now offer its clients and guests supremely comfortable and inspiring furnished residences in Chicago.
In order to facilitate this expansion, VIP Corporate Housing appointed Kevin Killoren as Partner. With over 18 years’ experience in corporate housing and hospitality as an owner-operator and senior member of a global provider, Killoren is charged with leading the expansion and locally overseeing all Chicago area corporate housing business.
“Kevin brings a unique combination of skill and industry knowledge along with an entrepreneurial approach driven by customer-centric values, philosophies, and ideas that are aligned with VIPs core foundation,” said Jim Lich, President of VIP Corporate Housing. “Expanding our brand to chicago has long been a goal of ours at VIP Corporate Housing and by our expansion we are assuring our Chicago customers they will be provided with local cutting-edge technology, designer product offerings, and our innovative range of services at over 50 select locations in the Chicagoland area.”
In addition to high scale apartments, VIP Corporate Housing offers a myriad of services designed to cater to the busy business professional. These services include concierge services, dry cleaning, grocery services, housekeeping, car rental, health club memberships, entertainment system upgrades and more.
“Our goal is to offer the best possible services in the widest range of areas to help Chicago professionals find a home away from home in a VIP Corporate Housing apartment,” said Lich.
For more information about VIP Corporate Housing’s Chicago locations and services, please visit http://www.vipcorporatehousing.com/chicago-illinois-corporate-housing-properties.asp.
About VIP Corporate Housing
VIP Corporate Housing is one of the largest temporary and corporate housing providers in the Midwest offering luxury apartments that are a step above the traditional extended stay facility. Each VIP apartment features fully furnished and well-appointed living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. With designer furniture packages, office technology and entertainment systems, VIP Corporate Housing apartments are designed to be as close to the comforts and luxuries of home as possible. Packages can also be customized to individual needs.
For more information, please visit http://www.vipcorporatehousing.com or call 1-(855) STAY VIP.
Along Prairie Avenue, majestic Lake Shore Drive, and Astor Street, the Armours, McCormicks, Pullmans, and Ryersons immortalized their place among Chicago s elite with lavish palaces. They were designed by the great architects of the era, including Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright, Howard Van Doren Shaw, and David Adler, in styles that ranged from Classical and Romanesque to Prairie School and International Modern.
GREAT HOUSES OF CHICAGO, 1871 1921 is the first authoritative study of Chicago s city houses. Thirty four in-depth profiles, illustrated with restored archival photographs, drawings, and floor plans, portray a private world of Midwestern splendor. This masterful volume includes biographical sketches of leading Chicago architects, a comprehensive bibliography, and a portfolio of 40 additional, rarely-seen residences.
Hildred is 99 years old; like most people her age, she has medical conditions. Arthritis, hypertension, macular degeneration, hyperthyroidism and the most critical, congestive heart failure (CHF).
But when you visit her, you’d never know it. She fills her bird feeders outside her beautiful apartment in Windsor Park, a Covenant Retirement Community and takes daily walks around the grounds. She writes poetry, creates artwork that adorns her walls, is still active in the book club she started, and has lunch and dinner with friends.
She doesn’t look, or act, her age; more like someone at least 20 years younger.
What has kept Hildred from being admitted to the hospital, where the average Medicare cost of treating CHF is $ 20,000, is a small care team – her daughter, a doctor who didn’t just “automatically” admit her when her CHF symptoms worsened, and a nurse and nursing aide who manage and monitor her medications and overall health conditions every day. Her home care typically costs $ 152 per week.
If everyone had care like this, Medicare estimates its savings from hospital readmissions alone would be $ 17 billion annually. In fact, it is now rolling out a national program that will support better communication among aftercare providers and, starting next year, penalizing hospitals that underperform on hospital readmission rates. (See related fact sheet: http://www.covenantcareathome.org/resources-news/press-releases/home-health-care-a-cost-savings-solution-for-medicare-senior-rehospitalizations/)
“I think I’ve done it myself,” says Hildred, the very independent former teacher, mother of two, grandmother of four and great grandmother of five, when first asked how she’s been able to stay out of the hospital. But then, she admits, “Well, I have to give the nurses some credit. If there is anything wrong, they’re onto it immediately. They come to my apartment every day and also call me. They have been very good in keeping a relationship with how I’m feeling and noticing things that may need attention.”
CHF is a chronic illness, one of three leading causes of hospitalization among the elderly. “It goes from stabilized to recurrence of symptoms very rapidly,” explains her registered nurse, Rosann Forni of CovenantCare at Home.
In April, Rosann noticed that Hildred had shortness of breath, swelling in her legs, fluid retention and changes in her blood pressure. She immediately contacted Hildred’s daughter Carol, who lives an hour’s drive away, and then her physician, Dr. Kenneth Ha.
“When she came in, I suspected CHF and confirmed that,” explained Dr. Ha. “We could either admit her to the hospital or try to treat her as an outpatient. In cases like this, hospitals can be almost counterproductive at times. For the geriatric population, there can be issues with increased confusion of the patient, and a prolonged stay can lead to physical problems and the risk of infection. So, initially I decided to treat her with medications.”
Dr. Ha said that having home health care was ideal for Hildred’s situation. “For the next month or two, there was a good amount of going back and forth” with Rosann, adjusting Hildred’s medications and monitoring her conditions every day.
In fact, says Dr. Ha, “Medication monitoring is huge in treating the geriatric population. At first, patients are resistant to having help because they want to retain their independence. The first step is getting them to realize that they need someone to help them. Otherwise they’ll say, ‘I’ll take care of myself now; I’m not going to pick up the phone and call you.’ But they could be very sick.”
Dr. Ha relies on home health care to monitor his patients. “I just feel like it’s almost impossible to deal with elderly patients the way you should without it. Rosann is my eyes when I can’t be there,” he said.
Hildred’s CHF is in remission now. This has enabled her to stay in her Windsor Park apartment, where she has lived for 22 years. “Of course, you want to stay in your own home,” she says. And, countless studies show that the elderly recover faster and enjoy a better quality of life if they are able to stay at home.
“It is a wonderful life here at Windsor,” she concludes.
One that her healthcare team is committed to maintain.
About CovenantCare at Home
CovenantCare at Home is a non-profit, Chicago based, Medicare-certified Home Health, Hospice, and Personal Care healthcare provider. It is affiliated with Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC), one of the largest networks of residential communities for seniors in the country. CovenantCare is also a medical partner to hospitals, physicians, and residential care facilities to provide Medicare–certified skilled healthcare, personal care and hospice services – with a focus on patient-centered care and teamwork among all medical providers.
CovenantCare’s services are grounded in a 125-year Christian heritage of service and healthcare outreach. For more information about Hospice of CovenantCare and Covenant Care at Home, visit http://www.CovenantCareatHome.org.
Colman Brohan Davis Re-brands as CBD;
Makes “Market What’s Meaningful” its Mantra for Deepening Customer Engagement
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 08, 2011
chicago marketing and advertising agency Colman Brohan Davis, Inc. has re-branded itself CBD, launched a new website and identity, and elevated long-held practices at the agency for building more intimate customer relationships with a formal positioning of “Market What’s Meaningful.” The statement sums up the agency’s passion for uncovering and articulating customers’ emotional motivations for their purchase of B2C and B2B products and services.
“We’re certainly excited about the evolution of our brand and identity,” says CBD’s Co-CEO, Lori Colman. “But we’re equally excited about bringing clarity and attention to a point of view that’s been part of our agency DNA for our 20-plus years in business. ‘Market What’s Meaningful’ sets us apart as an agency and speaks to our expertise in leveraging customers’ emotional drivers – those things that are truly meaningful to them that affect how and why they buy.”
In fact, CBD has built strong practice areas to mine the customer insights that enable a “Market What’s Meaningful” approach. The agency has a senior management team devoted to full-service research capabilities, brand architecture and messaging, and business strategy modeling. In addition, CBD has developed Pulse™ as a proprietary service for monitoring and analyzing brand-relevant opinions and comments as expressed in traditional, online and social media.
The agency calls their approach “customer centric at the very deepest level” and a path to uncovering insights that build a bridge to the wants and needs of customers, who can then be visualized and addressed personally rather than as a generic group.
“Rational purchase drivers like price, features and benefits are clearly still relevant,” observes CBD Co-CEO Liz Brohan. “What we add are insights and messaging that can resonate at a truly heart-felt level, regardless of what the product or service is, and whether it’s sold to a consumer or business prospect.”
Brohan notes that when clients embrace “Market What’s Meaningful” as an approach, it results in benefits across an organization. “The customer insights and ‘aha’ moments needed to deliver on this strategy certainly impact marketing decisions, but can also be very important to sales, customer service, public relations, manufacturing and even HR,” she concludes.
A banner ad campaign, “Passion Makes a Comeback” is supporting CBD’s “Market What’s Meaningful” positioning. CBD’s website has also been refreshed with a new creative look and feel, as well as a richer sampling of creative and thought-leadership content. A new CBD White Paper “Market What’s Meaningful,” a guide to the importance of utilizing this approach, is available to download.
About CBD: Founded in 1992, CBD is a B2C and B2B advertising and integrated marketing agency that clarifies and articulates what’s most meaningful about brands products or services to build more intimate and profitable relationships with customers. Based in Chicago, it serves national and global clients and has been a designated “Top Agency” by BtoB Magazine for the last six years.
Chicago Real Estate Executive Anthony Rossi, Sr. to Receive NHL’s Lester Patrick Trophy
Anthony Rossi, Sr. President of RMK Management Corp. and M&R Development
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 03, 2011
Chicago real estate executive Anthony Rossi, Sr. has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Lester Patrick Trophy, an award presented annually by the National Hockey League(NHL) to honor outstanding service to ice hockey in the United States.
The trophy, first awarded in 1966, is named after Lester Patrick, a legendary developer of ice hockey who had a lifelong history with the NHL as New York Rangers player, coach and general manager.
Chicago real estate executive Rossi, Sr., president of RMK Management Corp. and M & R Development, is being recognized for nearly 50 years of volunteer service to USA Hockey. He began his volunteer career in the 1970s and was later elected to the USA Hockey Board of Directors. In 1995, Rossi, Sr. was elected to the USA Hockey Executive Committee, and currently serves as vice president and international council chair for USA Hockey and as a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation Council. Rossi, Sr. is also credited with helping form the USA Hockey Foundation, a non-profit that provides financial support for USA Hockey.
“Tony has had an enormously positive impact on hockey in the United States and is most deserving of being honored with the Lester Patrick Trophy,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “He genuinely cares about the advancement of the game and has graciously given of his time over the past 40-plus years to help make our sport better.”
“Hockey has been such an important part of my life for so many years, so to have my name among the NHL legends who have received this award is truly incredible,” said Rossi, Sr.
Past recipients include NHL greats Bobby Hull, Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. The other individuals being honored this year include former player and coach Mark Johnson, former coach and assistant to the commissioner of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Jeff Sauer, and Bob Pulford, Hockey Hall of Famer and coach and executive for the Chicago Blackhawks for the past 30 years.
The Lester Patrick Award celebration to honor the 2011 recipients will take place October 26th at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn.
About RMK Management Corp.
Chicago real estate management firm RMK Management Corp. manages more than 8,000 apartment homes in the Chicago, Minneapolis and Merrillville, Indiana areas. The company’s Chicago real estate portfolio spans a range of apartment types, from high-rise and mid-rise buildings to two- and three-story walk-up apartments, garden apartments and affordable housing. RMK also develops, builds and renovates communities. The 22 Chicagoland communities are located in Aurora, Barrington, chicago, Downers Grove, Evanston, Libertyville, Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, Oswego, Palatine, River Grove, Round Lake, Schaumburg, Waukegan, and Zion. Communities in Minnesota are located in Minneapolis and Edina. For more information on RMK Management Corp. and its portfolio of properties, visit http://www.rmk.com.
About M&R Development LLC
M&R Development LLC is a Chicago real estate development firm specializing in luxury multi-family properties. Over the last 12 years, M&R Development and its predecessor company, Bristol/Moran, and its partner, Bristol Chicago Development, have completed construction of ten apartment communities, totaling more than 3,300 luxury rental apartments. For more information on M&R Development, visit http://www.mandrdevelopment.com.
Chicago Digital Agency MA Interactive Group Launches New Website Design and Apartment Marketing Program for Andco Management
MA Interactive Group Logo
Northfield, IL (PRWEB) November 02, 2011
MA Interactive Group, a Chicago based Internet marketing firm with a knack for multifamily housing and apartment marketing continues their work in the Real Estate sector with the launch of a new website design for Andco Management, Inc. Andco, also located in Chicago, is a full service property-management company that does everything from renting apartments and lease renewals to collecting bills and arranging cleaning services for their some 45 buildings and 700 units all throughout 15 different chicago neighborhoods.
MA Interactive Group developed Andco’s new website design utilizing a Drupal content management system that includes available apartment listings, apartment applications, an Andco blog, and property management services, just to name a few. The Drupal content management system provides MA with the latitude they need in order to design and develop the site without limitations, yet also offers the client, Andco in this case, a simple and easy way to actively manage certain aspects of their new website. The Drupal CMS allows Andco to effortlessly alter or update any part of their site whenever they please. This may come in handy as MA begins to implement a search engine marketing (SEM) strategy and the site begins to provide Andco with better visibility in the near North Chicago market. “With the speed of today’s market, it’s imperative to be in position as a first responder with your web content”, said Mike Templeton.
The launch of this new website however does not mark the end of MA Interactive and Andco Management’s professional relationship. MA will keep moving forward from this essential first step to begin utilizing social media, along with creating a Craigslist posting project for the website and developing a mobile website. “We look forward to continuing our work with Andco and are confident in the programs we have in place to support Andco’s continued success”, said Mike Templeton, principle at MA Interactive Group.
About MA Interactive
MA Interactive Group is located in Northfield, IL. Its partners, Mike Templeton and Allan Yalowitz have been serving the Internet marketing needs of the nation since 1995. Mike Templeton, as a marketer and strategic leader on the Company side and Allan Yalowitz, as a director of interactive media and design on the agency side. Collectively, as MA Interactive Group they provide Internet marketing services including branding and strategy, web design and development, mobile marketing, social networking, and search engine marketing.