Who We Are: Goals / Objectives / Vision / Mission

KIDS OFF THE BLOCK, INC. (KOB) is a non-profit 501©3 community based organization founded by Diane Latiker in 2003. She started the program in her home.

AT-RISK YOUTH ARE THE TARGET POPULATION OF KOB. Services are focused on “at-risk” youth in the Pullman Community Area, a low-to-moderate income community located on the far south side of Chicago. The Community Area includes part of three political wards, Roseland, West Pullman, and Pullman. • 94.8% of the population is African-American; • 12.5% have a college degree; • 20.2% have not completed high school; • 43.1% are unemployed; • 37.5% of the population lives below the poverty level; • Women head 26.3% of the families.

Behind these bulleted demographic statistics lurks a minefield of factors that militate towards the development of “at-risk” youth in the Pullman Community Area. For a youth living in a home below the poverty level, in a family headed by a woman, and with no employed or minimally employed adult almost guarantees the youngster’s designation as “at-risk.

The home and family life of “at-risk” youth are often disrupted by the harsh realities of hard poverty. Often there are issues of “serial fathers” who are resented by older male youth or a possible threat to young girls. Domestic violence becomes a constant in the experiences of these families. Drug use is often the resort of depressed and overwhelmed parents. Family events and celebrations exist only by imperiling the household budget for the balance of the month.

To offset these budget crunches mothers may attempt employment. Decent paying jobs are few and far between. If they do exist they are located in distant neighborhoods at an hour and a half or more from the home. If an extended family is not available, the youth are pressed into taking care of younger children. Especially for the young men in these homes there exists no teacher, no mentor, and no reliable role model. The youth rebels against his mother and sets out to find his own source of income and a coterie of friends that will provide him with a sort of safety on the streets.

Un-doctored statistics suggest that upwards of 76% of these youth drop out of high school or are “no-shows” for high school after grade school graduation. The streets are a “finishing school” for them. To fulfill the need for some sort of safety and structure, and to feel a sense of belonging “at-risk” youth often turn to gangs. Gangs lead to the drug trade and often to drug use and other crime. At the same time, gang rivalry leads to the dangers of being shot on the streets. Shootings occur on a regular if not daily basis. Robbery is a daily occurrence. Burglary is rampant.

The systems such as Grammar Schools, Park Districts, and High Schools in the immediate neighborhoods of Pullman Community Area offer a rather bare menu of services for youngsters. Most of the “at-risk” youth have rarely if ever left the environment of their community. They would be lost in the hustle and bustle of the Loop. Cultural events that happen in many of the Wards of the city are none-existent in their community. If events do occur safe transportation to and from the events becomes an issue. The school system cannot afford the effort to maintain youth in school. Many of the teenage youth cannot read at a sixth grade level. The High Schools consider expulsion as the best solution to many problematic behaviors. Gang rivalry and “clicks” (groups of youth from various gangs who work together to intimidate non-committed youngsters) are an additional challenge to any youth with an interest in education.

FAITHFUL TO ITS MISSION, THIS YOUNG AGENCY HAS COBBLED TOGETHER AN ARRAY OF SERVICES WITHIN A SAFE PLACE WHERE ADOLESCENTS HAVE A CHANCE TO DEVELOP AND TO GROW INTO SUCCESSFUL ADULTS. The goal of KOB is social change – Our mission is to involve these youth in alternatives to gang violence, drugs sales/usage, school truancy and the juvenile justice system. KOB’s work with youth emphasizes self-development that leads to change. Through individual meetings and group discussions new recruits are encouraged to assess their current situation and identify skills and a knowledge base needed to achieve the goals they have targeted. Young people are actively involved in all operations of KOB from program planning and design to actual implementation.

The “at-risk” youth are involved in Health Workshops, Cultural Events, Educational Tutoring and celebrations in their honor for achievements and participation. The density and variety of programming invites these youngsters to come “off the streets” and become engaged in events that are conducted in a safe and caring environment.

THE ORGANIZATION’S KEY OBJECTIVES ARE:

 To create a positive environment where youth can feel free to be creative;  To provide exposure to other cultures, ethnic groups, communities, and activities;  To work with each youth as an individual to promote continued positive development;  To cultivate skills and meet the needs of the young people we serve;  To celebrate their accomplishments.

The organization reaches out to the most “at-risk” youth in the area to provide them with access to a path that leads away from self-destruction and economic impoverishment. In order to achieve its Mission, KOB provides a multi-service youth program which focuses on those aspects of young people’s lives, which promote good health, educational achievement, and personal and social growth. The organization describes itself as a “holistic care center for prevention, personal growth and empowerment.” KOB provides a safe place “off the block” especially for those young people who do not feel welcomed by traditional youth programs.

Activities / Recognitions

2007

o Partnered with the City of Chicago in the After School Matters Program o Participated in MLK Day with Service for Peace o KOB hosted new program “Hip Hop Light Plates” o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK hosts “Clean & Green Day” in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day o KOB receives new and used computers, printers to start a computer lab for youth o Curtis Elementary School offers space to KOB to house it’s Tutoring/Mentoring programs o Music studio is upgraded from donations of new equipment o KOB hosts it’s 4th Annual Basketball Championship at Curtis School o KOB “Village Leaders” hosts Speak up, Speak out rally in honor of Blair Holt o KOB “Teens against Violence” March with CAPS, Ceasefire, and block clubs. o Six KOB youth are featured in CLTV special “Deadly Lessons” with News Anchor Tonya Francisco o 25 KOB teens graduate from across the city, 4 from high school that went on to college o CEO of KIDS OFF THE BLOCK is Honored by Ebony Magazine o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Marches with The Black Star Project in downtown Chicago o Columbia College Partners with KIDS OFF THE BLOCK and Youth Communications for the Promise Program (teaching youth about journalism) o KOB hosts “A Community for Unity Tribute”, honoring all youth killed by violence in Chicago o World Federation of Peace honors KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Executive Director with Ambassador for Peace Award o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Featured in ABC-7 Special “Keeping Kids Busy, Keeps Then Off The Streets. o KOB CEO & Youth Members Participate in ABC-7 Special “Stopping The Violence”. o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Hosts it’s 1st Annual “Feed A Teen” Thanksgiving Day Dinner o KOB Christmas Party was held at Curtis Elementary School 2008 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK became a coalition member of The Roseland Safety Network / Department of Human Services o KOB held it’s 1st March Against Youth Violence / along with a video shoot to launch our new campaign “Save A Teen / Do Something” o KOB created it’s 1st music video Save A Teen / Do Something o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Hosts 2nd Annual Clean and Green Day in April

2008

o Featured on Fox News in April o Featured in Citizen’s Newspapers in May o Featured in Chicago Tribune Magazine in June 2008 o CEO featured in Chicago Sun-Times in August as 1 of 50 People Who Make Chicago a Better Place o CEO of KOB was a panelist on Chicago Center’s forum about Youth Violence o CEO of KOB was a guest on “Eight Forty Eight” radio show with Host Richard Steele o KOB, along with community partners, hosted The Roseland Youth Festival in September o KOB, along with community partners hosted The Peace Fest in Harvey, IL o CEO of KOB was featured on WYCC Channel 20 TV about Youth Violence o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK was featured in the Voorkant newspapers in the Netherlands (Holland) o KOB is featured in The Gospel Tribune in October o KOB receives award from the State’s Attorney Office for Victim Service o KOB receives award from The Pastor’s Network of Illinois o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK was honored with a fundraiser at Percy L. Julian High School by the Honors Society and was featured in their school newspaper o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK was featured in the fall issue of The Residents Journal 2008 Fall Issue o Founder/President Diane Latiker received the Roseland Business Council Community Service Award in November 2008 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Hosted it’s 2nd Annual “Feed A Teen” Thanksgiving Day Dinner o KOB was featured on Fox News (Feed A Teen) o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK was featured in the BET Special “Heart of the City” Chicago’s War on Violence / December 7, 2008 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Partnered with Curtis Elementary School to offer Tutoring Program for grades 3rd thru 8th o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Hosts 3rd Annual Christmas Party in 2008 o KOB was featured on WGN-Channel 9, and CLTV News

2009

o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK travels to Washington for the Inauguration o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK featured in Time Magazine in January 2009 (twice) o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Founder has been chosen for the Lewis Hines Award o St. John Baptist Church Hosts KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Day in February 2009 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK featured in Time Online Magazine in February 2009 o KOB Partners with Public Allies to offer 25 youth community organizing workshops o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Founder Diane Latiker receives Parent Hall of Fame Award o Organization featured on NBC-5 regarding Youth Violence in March 2009 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Memorial Tribute to youth killed by violence featured on front page of the Chicago Defender Newspaper. o KOB became a coalition partner in the Roseland Community Collaborative (RCC) to combat recidivism among youth returning from the juvenile justice system. o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK CEO and family traveled to New York to receive the Lewis Hine Award in March 2009. o KOB received it’s certificate to become a “Promise Place” through America’s Promise Alliance (Founders: Mr. and Mrs. Colin Powell) o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK hosts Candle Lighting Ceremony for families of Youth Killed at KOB Memorial Tribute site in April 2009 o KOB featured in Sun-Times Newspaper, Chicago Tribune, and on ABC-7 News, CLTV, WGN, and NBC-5. o KOB featured on CNN “Children Killed in Chicago” in May 2009 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK featured on Anderson Cooper 360 in May 2009 o Diane Latiker featured on CNN’s Don Lemon in May 2009 o KOB Teens Create Safe Sex Ringtone “Strapless” for Aids Foundation of Chicago’s New Campaign “With Me Comes A Cure” o KOB interviewed by AL-Jazeera TV in May 2009 o KOB featured in Guardian News Magazine/TV special in June 2009 o KOB starts it’s summer jobs program for 53 youth in June 2009 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK gets approved for Summer Nutrition Program in June 2009. o KOB attends rally at Thompson Center to protest cuts to human service programs in June 2009 o KOB is part of Roseland Safety Networks trip to Springfield, IL to rally against cuts to service programs in June 2009 o KOB youth attend three day camp at O’Hare Airport with CAPS and Tuskegee Airman to learn about careers in Aviation o KOB girls/young women (15) attended workshop at UIC about Women in Corporate Leadership sponsored by the McDonalds and the WNBA Chicago Sky Women’s Basketball Team, they also got to attend the game. o KOB youth attended the Black Women’s Expo at McCormick Place in July 2009 o KOB participated in Alderman Anthony Beale’s (9th Ward) 10th Back to School Parade 8-22-09 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK attended the HBCU and Nation of Islam “Anti-Violence Rally on 8-29-09 o KOB was featured on Fox News and CBS concerning youth violence in September 2009 o KOB along with Safety Networks presented a Youth Town Hall Meeting to address the violence in Roseland in October 2009 o KOB won the Nike Back Your Block Grant in October 2009 o Diane Latiker was a panelist for Hip Hop Detox on Youth Violence in November 2009 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK participated in the 100 Pastors “Stop the Violence” Forum in November 2009 o KOB participated in the American Bar Association Panel Discussion “Time to Deliver” at Chicago State University in November 2009 o KOB youth participated in Youth Voices Against Violence Friday Night HIV/AIDS Awareness Forum in November 2009 o KOB hosted it’s 3rd Annual “Feed A Teen” Thanksgiving Day Dinner in November 2009 o KOB was featured on CBS 2 for “Feed A Teen” 2009 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK gave Christmas gifts to six needy families (coats, hats, shoes, games and monetary donation) December 2009 2010 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK started it’s program at Fenger High School to serve 160 students at Fenger and 40 students at the Feeder Schools in January

2010

o KOB was awarded a 2010 CDBG grant for it’s Summer Basketball and Cultural Arts Program in January o KOB participated in the CAPS “Stop the Violence” Rally with Mayor Daley in January 2010 o KOB launched its No Snitching “Keeping it 100 / Enough is Enough” Billboard Campaign. 2-6-2010 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK partnered with Moody Bible Institute in February for the Family Food Give-A-Way. We gave 50 bags of groceries to 50 families. o Founder Diane Latiker was 1 of 3 people honored on Anderson Cooper (CNN) for Black History Month. o Founder Diane Latiker featured in CNN story on the Gun Ban in Illinois. February 2010 o KOB honored with banner in Nike Factory store on 84th Cottage Grove. o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK Featured on Chicago Tonight / Channel 11 o KOB hosted it’s 2nd Leaders In Training ( L.I.T.) workshop in March 2010 o KOB took 10 youth from Fenger High School and Curtis Elementary to Atlanta to visit the King Center. o KOB was honored at the Fox News Celebration of the “Peabody Award” by Darlene Hill o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK participated in the 2nd Annual “Peace Walk” with the Youth Peace Center of Roseland o KOB hosted it’s 1st Annual “Safe Summer Bar-B-Que on June 12th at Palmer Park o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK moved into it’s new center in July of 2010 o KOB held a 2 Day Celebration for it’s 7th Year Anniversary in July 2010 o The 3rd Community for Unity Event was held in honor of slain youth. KOB released butterflies and balloons. o Diane Latiker received the Ephraim Bahar Community Service Award in July 2010 o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK hosted the “Legacy” Management training series in partnership with GSA for young adults in KOB. o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK was featured on PBS Broadcasting for their “Need to Know” TV series in August 2010. o KOB was a partner in the 3rd Annual “Peace Fest” at Olive Harvey College in August of 2010. o KIDS OFF THE BLOCK participated in Alderman Anthony Beale’s “Back to School Parade with Roseland Safety Networks. o KOB participated in the “All I Do Is Win” Back to School Festival at South Side Help Center in August 2010 o KOB was featured in the documentary “On the Frontlines” at the Black Harvest Film Festival in August 2010 o Diane and Aisha Latiker were featured on WVON 1390 radio show in August 2010 o Diane Latiker was invited to Washington, DC to participate in a panel discussion on Youth Violence with Congressman Bobby Rush. o Kids Off The Block participated in the Walk for Peace with ICARE and St. Sabina Church. o Kids Off The Block featured in Black Enterprise Magazine in October 2010 o Kids Off The Block honored by The Chicago Community Trust at their 95th Anniversary Celebration o Kids Off The Block was featured in the Chicago Defender in October 2010 o Kids Off The Block hosted its 4th Annual “Feed A Teen” Thanksgiving Day Dinner o Kids Off The Block and Wal-mart partnered together and fed over 900 people in December 2010 • 2011 • o KOB hosted MLK Day with Mellenium High School teachers and students on 1-17-2011 o KOB hosted two Lunchroom Takeovers at Fenger High School (Outreach Events) 2-2011 o KOB began Health/Nutrition and Fitness Classes at Fenger High School o KOB began Entertainment class at Fenger High School o KOB began Basketball / Mentoring Program at Songhai Elementary o KOB was featured on WCIU Channel 26 (The U) o KOB Youth were honored by The Hinsdale Unitarian Church in Downer’s Grove, IL o Kids Off The Block Founder Diane Latiker was honored with the Black Heritage Award (Marion N’Zinga Stamps) o KOB began Line Dancing Classes for Youth

2011

o KOB hosted 25 youth for Movie/Dinner Night o KOB was featured on the Michael Baisden Show 4-2011 o KOB Founder was CNN Hero of the week 4-2011 o KOB attended tour of Ace Tech Alternative School o KOB youth participated in the Marcus Hendricks Foundation Event o Kids Off The Block took over 30 youth to Washington, DC to march in the rally for jobs and education with Congressman Bobby Rush in May 2011 o KOB and SEIU partnered for two months on outreach activities in Roseland o KOB was a part of Roseland Safety Networks trip to Springfield to meet with Senator Emil Jones 111 and Governor Pat Quinn o Kids Off The Block hosted New CPS Chief Claude Brizzard with Community Leaders of Roseland 6-2011 o CEO Diane Latiker was honored with a Special Youth Activist Award by Fenger High School Principal Elizabeth Dozier in June 2011 o Kids Off The Block hosted the 2nd Annual Safe Summer Bar-B-Q at Palmer Park o KOB participated in The 2nd Annual “Peace Walk” o KOB Youth Advisor Aisha Latiker was featured on You and Me in the Morning Channel 26/The U in July 2007 o KOB participated a Mock Townhall Meeting with SEIU for jobs, and education o Chicago Youth Centers visited KOB with over 30 young people from all over the country o Kids Off The Block hosted a meeting with New Deputy Director of the Chicago Crime Commission Jodie Weis in July 2011 o Kids Off The Block was awarded a grant for 20 jobs for local youth by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources 7-2011 o The Dwayne Wade Foundation with the “Keepers of the Village” Award honors founder of KOB Diane Latiker. 8-2011 o Founder/President Diane Latiker named CNN Top 10 Hero 2011 9-22-2011 o Donor builds KOB Basketball Court on Memorial Lot o Diane Latiker featured in the Chicago Crusader Newspaper o Diane Latiker featured in Tom Joyner’s Black American Web Newspaper 10-2011 o KOB Founder received the Civic Advocacy Award from the Illinois Against Handgun Violence organization October 2011 o Diane Latiker was invited to Abu Dhabi to participate in the Festival of Thinkers 2011 Conference. November 2011 o KOB Founder receives award from Dubai Minister of Justice November 2011 o Diane Latiker receives recognition from the 97th Senate of Illinois November 2011 o KOB Youth Leaders travel to St. Louis, MO to meet with the City Council November 2011 o Diane Latiker and family went to LA to receive her CNN Top 10 Award 12-11-2011 o Diane Latiker received the Community Leader Award from the Roseland Hospital Foundation Board 12-16-2011 o Diane Latiker was featured in the Chicago Tribune Newspaper “Remarkable Woman” in December 2011 o Kids Off The Block receives a donation (1 2010 Van, 10 HP Computers, and a printer) 12-30-2011 •

2012

o Kids Off The Block hosted its 2nd Annual “Speak Up, Peace Out” event with 32 students from Gwendolyn Brooks High School on MLK Day. 1-16-2012 o Diane Latiker spoke at CICS Prairie Charter school to over 200 students, grades 6th through 8th on 1-25-2012 o Diane Latiker spoke to 120 Sophomores at Carver Military Academy on 2-1-2012 o Kids Off The Block hosted 20 youth for a Night of Fun (bowling and skating) on 2-1-2012 o Diane Latiker was nominated for the DVF Award on 2-2-2012. o Diane Latiker was interviewed by DreamBig Magazine in Seoul, South Korea on 2-3-2012 o Diane Latiker has been invited to speak to over 250 incarcerated women in Atlanta on 2-23-2012 o Diane Latiker has been invited to speak at Harvard University to the Black Lawyers Student Association 3-3-2012 o Diane Latiker was guest panelist on “Taking Back Our Streets” at Apostolic Faith Church on 210-12 o Diane Latiker was guest speaker at Development School for Youth in February 2012. o KOB “Tha Movement” and Diane Latiker went to Toronto, Canada to complete their album. March 2012 o Kids Off The Block was featured in Hometown Heroes with Ty Pennington in May 2012 o Diane Latiker was featured on 2nd Chance Radio with Kenny Anderson in May 2012 o Diane Latiker was a guest speaker at Harvard University for the Black Law Students Spring Event. May 2012 o KOB “Tha Movement” featured in What’s Da Bizniz magazine in May 2012 o Diane Latiker was a featured speaker at the ETA Theatre in May 2012 o Diane Latiker was a featured speaker at Northern Illinois University (NIU) to over 400 students in May 2012 o Diane Latiker was on CNN speaking about the violence on June 11, 2012 o On Sunday, July 1, 2012, Kids Off The Block will be one of the featured organizations on ABC’s Secret Millionaire. o Diane Latiker spoke at ELCA Convention in New Orleans, LA at the Superdome to 35,000 students from across the country o Kids Off The Block hosts “Labor Day Tournament / Peace in the Hood” 9-3-2012 o Kids Off The Block partners with Chicago Excel 9-4-12 o Kids Off The Block joins H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Endure) a initiative of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s CARE Project 9-8-12 o Diane Latiker was a panelist at All Star Project’s conversation about afterschool event. 1-26-12 o US Customs and Border Protection Team lays wreath at foot of Memorial Tribute to honor fallen youth. 11-9-12 o Kids Off The Block hosted its 5th Annual “Feed A Teen” Thanksgiving Day Dinner. 11-15-12 o Kids Off The Block hosted “HIV & AIDS Awareness for Youth event with Center for Community Health and Vitality. 12-1-12 o Diane Latiker was a panelist at Columbia Links Town Hall meeting “Don’t Shoot I Want to Grow Up”. 11-15-12 o Kids Off The Block was featured in a News One article about “Feed A Teen Thanksgiving Day Dinner”. 11-16-12 o Kids Off The Block participated in an Anti-Youth Violence video with Mid C Media to bring attention to the violence in Chicago. 12-5-12 o Kids Off The Block was featured in a CNN video to update its viewers about the work of the organization. 12-3-12 o Kids Off The Block hosted its 5rd Annual “Toy Giveaway” at Fenger High School. 12-15-12 •

2013

o Diane Latiker was featured in Black America Web. 1-5-13 o Diane Latiker was featured in “The WIP” online newspaper. 1-7-13 o Diane Latiker placed a full-page ad and wrote a letter to President Obama. 1-7-13 o Met Jonny Imerman of Imerman Angels / 2012 CNN Hero 1-8-13 o Dorothy Brown Clerk of the Circuit

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What to Know Before Hiring Someone For Dementia Care

Taking care of people who suffer from dementia or Alzheimers is not an easy thing. Not a lot of people are aware of it and that is the reason why these people are not being provided the proper care. The right way is to be sure that you are doing everything in your power to do that because without the proper care, you are not really doing much for them, in the first place.

That is why I would suggest that you are looking into the alzheimers and dementia care at Right at Home so you know the right options and the right choices. This will also ensure that you don’t end up making any mistakes in the process.

In this article, I want to talk about some of the things that you should know before hiring someone for dementia care.

Make Sure They Are Qualified

The first and perhaps the most important thing that you have to consider is that the person you are about to hire has to be qualified enough. You should never really go for someone who is not good enough in this regard because like I said, taking care of someone along those lines is a very sensitive method and you have to avoid it at all costs.

Look at All The Options

You are also going to have to consider just everything there is in the process of hiring someone. You do not want to make a hurried decision because if you do, things can easily go wrong for you and that’s why it would be best if you are just being careful about it all.

Once you have made your proper decision, it should become a lot easier for you to hire someone. It is just as simple and straightforward.

Why Everyone Should Get a Socket Set

When you think of a socket set, you might think that this is the sort of thing that only a mechanic or someone else that works in a field like this would want to use. While it is true that a mechanic socket set is very popular among mechanics because of the fact that it manages to make a lot of tasks simpler as well as far more efficient, this doesn’t mean that mechanics are the only ones that would be able to benefit from a tool like this.

In fact, socket sets can be highly useful in a wide variety of repairs and maintenance that you might want to take part in. Hiring people to do these things for you can be extremely expensive, and most people simply don’t have the money to facilitate this kind of spending. Hence, doing them yourself is going to be much better for a number of reasons. Firstly you would save money of course, but what’s more is that you would have more control over how the job gets done and this could potentially help the work be higher in quality since you would be doing it for yourself and there is no chance that you would take any shortcuts in situations like these.

A socket set can help you accomplish these necessary tasks, and it can help reduce the amount of effort that would be required in them. Tools are very important for lots of things, and just because of the fact that your job doesn’t require the use of tools doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t keep them at home just in case you are ever in a situation where they might come in handy.

What to Consider When Shifting to Online Marketing

Online marketing is becoming very prominent and for all the right reasons. It is highly effective, easy to get into, and beneficial in both short and long terms, as well. Therefore, it is essential that we are being as careful and responsible with it.

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Below are a few things that you should consider when shifting to online marketing as it is important.

Do You Have The Budget For It?

Although it is not expensive by any means. When we are talking about online marketing, you have to consider that budget is important. You are going to need to shift things around for it and it’s important that we do. Because if you move into it without any understanding of the budget, things could go wrong and that is what we are here to prevent.

Will You Have to Hire New Talent

Online marketing might require a different outlook altogether and that is important. However, your current team might not be up to the task as online marketing also requires fresh talent, those who are aware of how it works and how things go forward. Therefore, you might need to hire new people and let go of the older ones. Do consider this fact as it will make or break your overall experience moving forward. It is important that you keep this in mind to make more sense of it as it happens to be one of the most important things to consider.

Why Decorative Concrete is Essential For Businesses

Business expenses generally tend to run quite high and it is understandable why this is the case. After all, there are so many things that need to be taken care of that a pretty enormous amount of money ends up getting spent in the process, and if you were to focus on making it so that you make these expenses work in your favor you would find that they pay off as time goes by and your business starts to get more established thereby enticing more and more customers to come your way.

With all of that having been said and out of the way, it is important to note that there are a few somewhat out of the box expenses that you should consider fitting into your budget simply because of the fact that they would pay for themselves and help you make your business a lot more valuable in the process. For example, using stamped concrete in certain parts of your building can be great due to the reason that it can help you establish your brand since you can have your brand logo or at the very least the name of your brand stamped onto the concrete which would help give it a very solid feel to it that could make your customers trust you more.

Nothing is more important to a business than its brand, and if you don’t focus on making your brand more visible to your customers then you are really doing them a pretty huge disservice and chances are that your business would not be able to thrive as much as you want it to. Consider investing in decorative concrete because it can really change the way people see your business.

Why Massage Chairs Are Important For Senior Citizens

Senior citizens have worked hard all their lives because of the fact that they needed to take care of their families, and the fact of the matter is that they should be able to enjoy a few comforts in their old age. There are a lot of ways in which senior citizens can gain comfort, but one of the biggest problems that you might be facing in this current stage of life would have to do with muscle aches and pains all of which can be enormously uncomfortable for you to have to deal with on a regular basis.

For the most part there are a number of service providers who would be willing to help senior citizens out with this sort of thing but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take matters into your own hands. Getting a massageprodigy massage chair might just be the best thing for you to do due to the reason that this chair would help you soothe your aching bones and muscles whenever you feel the need to take care of this kind of sensation and you don’t have anyone available to help you.

If there is one thing that pretty much all senior citizens would like to have more of it’s independence. You need to be careful about the kind of steps you take in order to be more independent, but all in all getting a massage chair might just prove to be an excellent decision for a very wide variety of reasons all of which matter a great deal more than you might initially expect. Try using these chairs regularly and you will start to live a much better life in a lot of different ways.

How to Get Your Car AC Working Again

If you live in a part of the world where the temperature has a tendency to be a bit higher than what one might consider normal, there would be few appliances out there that would be given more importance than the AC. You probably have one in your home and you most likely have one in your car as well. However, the fact of the matter is that car ACs tend to stop working quite frequently, and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that they aren’t designed to be used all day, every day, so if you have been driving around a lot with the AC on then it was bound to stop working.

Now, your car AC breaking down is probably going to be a huge bother to you. After all, how could you possibly go about your daily business when you have no respite from the sweltering heat? The good news is that there is actually a pretty easy way to fix your ac, and this involves using something called a car ac vacuum pump.

You see, moisture and dirt inevitably ends up collecting in an AC, especially a car AC. This buildup can prevent your car from working the way you want it to. Using an AC vacuum pump can help suck all of this buildup right out of the unit. Once you turn it on, having let it dry out a bit to get rid of any moisture that might have been left behind, you would be amazed by how efficiently it is working. The cold air will be a huge comfort to you without a shadow of a doubt.

Everything That You Need to Know About WordPress Themes

Creating a website seems like a lot of work, however, wordpress has made it easier to create a website. Its sole purpose was to make it easy for people to broadcast information through different web pages and it is safe to say that wordpress it truly serving it purpose. If you are new to the world of web designing, then there is a high chance that you try to learn everything that there is to know about wordpress themes. If you are looking for a place to gather info, then you do not have to look any further as this article has it all.

There are different kinds of wordpress themes, such as music producer wordpress theme and wordpress themes for blogs and articles. It is important that you choose the ones that are required for creating your web page. If you are not sure how to look for them, then you can read up on some tips given below.

For beginners in this line of work, it is important to know that using a simple theme is the best way to create a website. While the graphical and flashy themes may seem appealing to some, they can have major drawbacks. These themes can make your website slower and no one enjoys surfing a slow web page.

In addition to this, it is of utmost importance that whichever theme you use supports different browsers and is also easy to use on smart phones. Besides this, try to choose a theme that is absolutely user friendly. You can make your web page multi lingual, this way users that speak different languages can easily use your website in their native language without a hassle.

Everything You Need to Know About Infertility

If you are facing some issues while trying for a baby then it might be possible that you or your partner might have infertility. It is a fairly common condition that a lot of people face these days and there are many possible reasons for it. However, not everyone is infertile, it takes longer for some people while others get pregnant quite easily. Even if you do have infertility, then there is nothing for you to worry about as infertility can be treated.

There are a lot of our expenses that are covered by our insurance, however, some people believe that infertility is not covered by insurance. But that is not the case at all as a lot of insurance companies do cover these expenses and even provide benefits.

Infertility has a lot of causes, increasing age is also a huge factor. People above the age of 35 can face this common more than those below the age of 35. Besides this, smoking and alcohol can also affect fertility, especially men.

There is a condition called holistic infertility, for holistic infertility cure you can go to a doctor who specializes in such cases. In addition to this, the treatment for infertility is quite long so you have to have a lot of patience. While the treatment continues it is best that you adapt to healthy lifestyle habits and try to be as positive as you can.

There will a number of tests done in order to find the root cause for infertility. There are different tests for men and women. In women, the main reason for infertility is hormonal imbalance. There is a treatment plan for that as well, you can consult a doctor for more details.

The Easiest Way to Maximize Your Immune System

Falling sick can be quite unpleasant for a wide variety of reasons, and you would do well to look into avoiding getting sick in the first place. If you want to stop falling sick you need to prop up your immune system. Our immune system is quite strong and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that it has been designed by the body to be as strong as possible since this would ensure protection from infections. However, what you also need to realize is that sometimes your immune system might not be working at full capacity or it might be faced with a certain kind of foe that is far beyond anything it has ever faced before thereby making it very important that you end up giving it as much help as it needs at any given point in time.

Checking out 4life research can shed some light on several aspects of this but the gist of what we are trying to say is that you need to boost your immune system and the best way to do that is to consume citrus. Orange juice is a great source of nutrients all of which would contribute greatly towards giving your immune system the kind of boost that it actually needed.

You can also try adding lemon to a few things here and there. Note that cooking fruits destroys a lot of the nutrients that you would have wanted so try as much as possible to eat raw fruits since they are the most nutritious. Eating citrus fruits as often as possible would help make things easier for you in the long run.

The Best Way to Get Exterior House Cleaning Done

Every so often you are going to want to end up cleaning the exterior of your home as much as you possibly can. The fact of the matter is that until and unless you look into high quality cleaning your home just won’t look as good as it has the potential to look, and this is something that you are probably going to want to take into consideration for a wide variety of reasons all in all. The thing about exterior home cleaning is that there are a number of different approaches that you can end up going for in this regard, and most of the time your approach is going to have something or the other to do with the kind of result that you would actually want all in all.

Now, if you want the best results possible, then you need to try and adopt a more holistic approach. What we mean is that you should try and make it so that your home would have the kind of cleaning done that would target every single area all at once. Remember, every nook and cranny of your home is going to end up requiring a heavy cleaning every so often, so if you make the mistake of assuming that you can just get the job done without really worrying about all of the various spots in your house then you are going to end up with really inferior cleaning being done which is the sort of thing that is going to make you want to consider something that’s a little different all in all.

Checking out www.rosecitywindowcleaningpasadena.com might be a good idea for you as this is the sort of thing that can give you good quality service.

Emergency Dentists And How They Are Necessary For Children of All Ages

As the parent of a child you probably already know that children have a tendency to get hurt quite severely in a lot of ways. This is natural, as kids want to run around and play but at the end of the day their skeletal structure and muscles as well as their joints are not capable of supporting the full range of movement that adults often end up taking for granted, and so the most common thing that you would realize is that your kids probably fall a lot.

While knee scrapes and other such situations are going to be important and should be taken care of, the most serious injuries that would occur would have to do with the mouth. A chipped tooth or an injured jaw as well as a tongue that was injured because your child bit it when he or she fell down onto the ground are all common injuries and the only person that can treat these injuries is an emergency dentist Baton Rouge. An emergency dentist would have the necessary skills to make it so that your child does not suffer from any lasting damage due to a fall.

Even after your child has grown up a little and has full control over his or her body, they can still get injured. Teenagers are physically more or less fully grown but their minds are still very young and so they can get injured quite often as well. It is therefore important to keep an emergency dentist on speed dial so that you can call them up right away when your teenager inevitably does something stupid and gets seriously injured in the mouth in the process.

How to Get Rid of The Mold in Air Ducts

Growth of mold in your air Ducts can have serious consequences for you and your family members.

But how can you detect the mold in your air ducts? Follow the below mentioned steps.

Detecting The Mold

Usually the you’ll smell the mold before seeing it. It gives out a musty and unusual odor when its starts growing in your vents and air ducts. If your house is smelling like mold, try turning off the HVAC system. If the smell goes away after turning the HVAC off, then its mold. Also, keep an eye on your drip pans. See if your drip pans are showing any signs of mold growth.

After you’ve successfully detected the mold in your air ducts, now comes the fun part. You have to get rid of the mold and make your air healthy again. But shouldn’t be done by you. You should hire professionals for furnace service and repair for any type of mold growth.

Why You Should Hire Professional Services?

Hiring the professionals Al’s might seem like an extra expense. But only an experienced company can help you get rid of the mold completely and make sure that it doesn’t come back anytime soon.

First reason on why you shouldn’t do it by yourself is that the mold won’t go away by using ordinary cleaners. Usual household cleaning products would leave behind a good amount mold that will easily grow back quickly. On the other hand, experts have the proper cleaners and equipment needed to get rid of the mold altogether.

Air ducts are fragile; they might get damaged if you try to clean them with the equipment available in your house. Experts have all the experience and equipment needed to do a perfect job.

Why You Should Hire Professionals For Window Replacement

Having to go through the process of replacing a window can be a tough one. Especially if the windows that you have installed are older, things can then become complicated as you are at the risk of damaging the original frame and that is one thing we don’t really want.

With that said, the good news is that you do not have to worry if you can just hire someone professional like the https://www.baltimorebrothers.com/replacement-door-window-installation. As you may have expected, they have been in the business for years and they know what they are doing. The right experience matters a lot.

Below, we have mentioned a few reasons why you should hire professionals for window replacement.

Greater Quality of Work

The great thing about these professionals is that they are going to deliver a greater quality of work as compared to you doing it on your own. Now don’t get us wrong. We always appreciate those who prefer to handle things on their own but you also have to understand the fact that things can easily go wrong in this ordeal and avoiding such things is why we are here, in the first place. The more you avoid, the better it will be.

Good For Saving Time

With the whole idea of going for window replacement by professionals. The greater thing here is the fact that you can save time. Not many people are aware of this but the time it will take someone professional to do all that is going to be significantly less. Therefore, making it much easier for you to trust them rather than having someone amateur to do the job. It is all about hiring the best service here and you have to understand that.