Monthly Archives: April 2016

Study Finds Comorbidity of PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety in NYPD 9/11 Responders

A study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine has found comorbidity of PTSD, depression, and anxiety in police officers who responded to 9/11. Many responders developed PTSD after 9/11, and may be at higher risk for depression and anxiety, researchers say.

Port Washington, US – April 29, 2016 /PressCable/

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that has spent many years fighting to ensure that the first responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are never forgotten, is commenting on the findings of a new study involving the health of 9/11 responders. The American Journal of Industrial Medicine has published a recent study examining rates of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anxiety in police officers who responded to the attacks. The authors found that, “Nearly half of police with probable PTSD had comorbid depression and anxiety.” A comorbid disorder involves one medical condition existing simultaneously with—either dependently or independently of another medical condition. (

The authors point out that many police responders developed PTSD in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and that these individuals may be more susceptible to depression and/or anxiety. Using the WTC Health Registry, the researchers analyzed data from 1,884 police enrollees. These individuals were placed into four groups based on whether they exhibited either individual or comorbid symptoms of PTSD, depression, or anxiety. The results of the study found that, out of the 1884 study subjects, 243 (12.9 percent) were classified as having probable PTSD. Within this group, 24.7 percent were classified as having depression, 5.8 percent with anxiety, 47.7 percent with comorbid (combined) depression and anxiety, and 21.8 percent with PTSD without depression or anxiety. The study found comorbidity (combined disorders) to be more common among individuals with the following factors: being Hispanic, having a decreased income, suffering from a physical injury the day of the attacks, suffering from a trauma and/or stressful events since the 9/11 attacks, and being unemployed or retired.

Parker Waichman comments that many 9/11 responders and survivors continue to suffer from serious health issues, both mental and physical, due to the attacks. “These individuals selflessly put themselves in harm’s way at a time when their country needed them most,” said Matthew J. McCauley, Senior Litigation Counsel at the firm. “This study, along with many others, shows that responders are still paying the price with their health.”

In November, the journal Psychological Medicine published a study that revealed that World Trade Center (WTC) exposure was linked to long-term PTSD. Researchers looked at PTSD 11-13 years after the attacks by administering tests to over 3,200 responders monitored at the Stony Brook University World Trade Center Health Program. A total of 9.7 percent were diagnosed with current WTC-PTSD; 7.9 percent had remitted, and 5.9 percent were deemed partial. Avoidance and hyper-arousal were the most common symptoms among those with active PTSD, while flashbacks were the least common. PTSD was strongly associated with WTC exposures, especially to death and human remains. (

Responders and survivors may receive medical care and compensation through the WTC Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). These programs are provided through the Zadroga Act, which was first passed in 2010. As the deadline for Zadroga approached in 2015, advocates, including Parker Waichman, fought hard for permanent reauthorization. The Zadroga Act was reauthorized on December 18, 2015; the law funds the WTC Health Program for another 75 years and extends the VCF for another five years.

The firm vows to continue its efforts to safeguard these 9/11 responders and survivors and ensure that all of the deserved Zadroga Act compensation is received. To determine eligibility for compensation under the Act, or for assistance with a claim, please visit Parker Waichman’s website or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

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Contact Info:
Name: Parker Waichman
Organization: Parker waichman LLP
Address: 6 Harbor Park Drive Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone: 516-466-6500

Release ID: 112959

John Boos Announces 12 New Products Intended to Keep Butcher Blocks Fresh

129 Years After Its Founding, Iconic Maker of Boos Blocks Still Relevant

John Boos Announces 12 New Products Intended to Keep Butcher Blocks Fresh

Phoenix, United States – April 29, 2016 /PressCable/

Even though the company was founded more than a century ago, the John Boos name remains one of the best-recognized brands in the home and commercial kitchen furniture and equipment space. Ted Gravenhorst, Boos’ VP of Sales and Marketing, explained the company’s focus on new product development: “One way to keep a brand top of mind with consumers is by continuously refreshing your product line – adding on-trend features to best-selling items and introducing all-new products that tap into emerging tastes and trends.”

Boos previewed a full slate of new products with customers during the 2016 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, refined designs based on feedback they received, and just announced one dozen new products immediately available.

The new slate includes:

5 distinctly different butcher block tables, in maple, cherry and walnut, and in edge-grain, end-grain and blended grain construction styles; 4 carving boards that incorporate full-perimeter juice grooves plus handle grips holes or wing extensions; and 3 cutting board designs, including maple and cherry boards with walnut end rails; Mezzaluna herb boards; and chopping blocks elevated on stylized, wooden pedestal-and-ball legs.

According to Gravenhorst of Boos & Co., “The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. Boos dealers seem pleased with the breadth of this year’s new product line-up, as well as the magnitude of the tweaks.” His sentiment was echoed by Kathleen Grodsky, Marketing VP at Butcher Block Co., the leading online seller of Boos Blocks. “These new items incorporate bigger shifts in design than seen in past years. These sorts of changes position Boos to appeal to consumers who seek the heritage of traditional butcher blocks but prefer a more contemporary style style for modern or urban settings,” she observed.

About John Boos: Boos & Co., headquartered in Effingham, IL, manufactures wood and steel products designed principally for residential and commercial kitchens. Butcher Block Co.: BBC is a leading online seller of butcher block countertops; kitchen islands, tables and carts; plus, cutting boards, knives and knife blocks.

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Contact Info:
Name: Kathleen Grodsky
Organization: Butcher Block Co.
Address: 10448 N 21st Pl Phoenix, Arizona 85028
Phone: (877) 845-5597

Release ID: 112997

Innovative House Sitting Platform Unveils Exciting Opportunity For Travelers

With the travel trend of house sitting on the rise, one peer-to-peer platform is going the extra mile with a new initiative called ’Nomador Stopovers’, an exciting world first within the collaborative consumption movement.

Innovative House Sitting Platform Unveils Exciting Opportunity For Travelers

April 29, 2016 /MarketersMedia/

The international house-sitting community of has grown over the last two years to reach 23,000 members worldwide. It is primarily a community of pet-lovers, people who love animals as much as they love travelling and discovering the different countries of the world.

In April 2016, this ‘match-making’ platform added a whole new level of service for its fast growing community. “We wanted to provide a chance for our members to develop friendships and useful connections with families in other countries, and to find short stops during their travels abroad or for in between house-sits” says founder, Mariannig Ferrari.

Nomador Stopovers has been described as a grown-up version of couch surfing, an exchange service that has been successful for many years. Speaking on the initiative behind the move Mrs Ferrari adds “It has long been our desire to help facilitate the forging of international friendships and better cross cultural understanding across borders.”

Many of the house sitting community have stated that the opportunity to ‘live like locals’ is what drives most of their travel decisions. “It’s not about just having a cheap (or free) place to stay, its about making connections with people around the world and getting to experience life in a different culture.” says Jodie Burnham, a full-time international house sitter, “And now with Nomador Stopovers, we have the chance to stay with people of like mind in between our house sitting assignments – it’s yet another win/win for home and pet owners and those of us who love providing our services for free.”

The creators of Nomador Stopovers are reaching out those who have a spare bedroom and are willing to open their door for a night or two to foreign home owners and house-sitters, even if just once per year.

“I believe we all share a passion to travel, to explore, and to meet locals — and Nomador Stopovers helps us fulfill our dream of connecting people on a global scale. It’s our curiosity about other cultures and different ways of life. It’s our desire to meet people who are different from us, and it’s celebrating those differences that make it so exciting.” Mariannig continues, “Our wish is to teach our children the meaning of the word ‘Hospitality’ and to continue to believe that most of humanity is fundamentally generous and willing to take part in collaborative consumption.”

Getting involved in this initiative allows members of to:

– Make other member’s travel experiences special when they’re in your part of the world
– Offer travellers a genuine local experience in a proper house
– Make new international friends
– Save guests the cost of an anonymous hotel room
– Possibly cook your favorite local recipe to share
– Enrich each other’s profiles (by getting feedback from other members of the community)

For more information and to take part in Nomador Stopovers, visit the blog announcement at:

A Special offer for new members is available until the 31st May, 2016

For more information about us, please visit http:/

Contact Info:
Name: Jodie Burnham


Release ID: 112842

Putting Boredom On Hold, Moks Nix Sort Playing Cards Crowdfunding Campaign Launched.

The beautifully designed cards will be available in four colors simlar to poker cards: GOLD, BLUE, BLACK or PINK, each color is considered as one deck which can be bought separately or as a complete set for 4 decks.

Putting Boredom On Hold, Moks Nix Sort Playing Cards Crowdfunding Campaign Launched.

Cleveland, OH , United States – April 29, 2016 /MarketersMedia/

Creative entrepreneur, Mon Cheri Davenport has recently shared her ingenious plans to spot boredom from ruining people’s mood through a live variety game show called Moks Nix and the corresponding playing cards. Mon Cheri has taken the initiative to set up a crowdfunding campaign on the popular crowfunding campaign on the popular crowfunding platform for creative projects Kickstarter with a funding goal of at least $5,500, the campaign will go live soon.

Moks Nix is German for, ‘it makes no difference, and Mon Cheri believes that it shouldn’t make a difference where people want to have some fun, which is why she developed the concept for the Moks Nix live playing cards. Elaborating the concept further, she said: These cards are a labor of love, which were spun out of the MOKS NIX LIVE GAME SHOW: a family-oriented variety show, which involves audience members participating in entertaining activities to win amazing prizes and surprises, such as Flat Screen TVs, Tablets, Visa Gift cards, and much more. Inspired by a family vacation in Orlando, Florida, where the return home was met with disappointingly less opportunities for family entertainment, the creator is hoping to release this deck of cards to ensure that you never have to go through that again.

The beautifully designed cards will be available in four colors simlar to poker cards: GOLD, BLUE, BLACK or PINK, each color is considered as one deck which can be bought separately or as a complete set for 4 decks. The crowdfunding project offers various pledge options to suit different preferences. A variety of different rewards and perks are also being offered to prize the generosity of those who support the campaign and the project through their monetary contributions. The KICKSTARTER rewards start a $1, $3, $10 and up, which include: Animated & Bold Moks Nix live playing card decks, Exclusive Moks Nix live socks, Moks Nix theme music for digital download, stickers, Moks Nix live 3D animated playing card Animation character creation and more.

For more information on Moks Nix Live Game Show where it makes no difference because everyone WINS: and

About Mon Cheri: Entrepreneur, real estate investor, music and entertainment manager, Computer Engineer and Intellectual Property (Patent Examiner @ United States Patent and Trademark Office specializing in the area of Multiplex Communications). Mon Cheri Davenport is the Executive producer and creator of Moks Nix Live Game Show, a variety game show. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (and a minor in Ceramic Arts) from the University of Akron. She loves art, creative businesses, passion and science.

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Contact Info:
Name: Mon Cheri Davenport
Organization: Moks Nix Live Game Show
Phone: 330-592-2983


Release ID: 112640

CFP Steve Juetten shares financial literacy tips for time-starved investors

April Is National Financial Literacy Month and Bellevue, Washington Certified Financial Planner™ professional Steve Juetten notes that there are five investing basics every investor needs to know — especially when time is in short supply.

April 29, 2016 /MM-prReach/

April Is National Financial Literacy Month and Bellevue, Washington CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional Steve Juetten notes that there are five investing basics every investor needs to know — especially when time is in short supply.

1. Risk and return are related. While many investors are looking for get rich quick schemes and short cuts, Juetten reminds investors that there is no such thing as a free lunch. If an investor wants to have more potential for return, the investor has to be prepared for more risk. This is one reason Juetten is such a strong believer in the investment approach called asset class investing. It’s a time-tested way to balance risk and return that allows the investor to stop guessing about investing and start making informed investment decisions.

2. No one can predict the future. It’s tempting to try to pick the new Apple or Google stock, but no one can guess the future Juetten cautions. Because all the information about a company is available to everyone at the same time, trying to guess which stock is going to do better than any other stock is pure speculation. It’s like trying to predict which tree in the forest is going to grow fastest. Instead, says Juetten, why not just buy the whole forest? Asset class investing does just that. Rather than speculating on what might happen, the asset class investor chooses different asset classes and divides money among them. That way, the investor is being both efficient and effective with using their investment dollars wisely.

3. Keep it simple. Investing is simple, but not easy, Juetten believes. Due to the efforts of the financial media and the Wall Street money machine, too many people think investing has to be complicated and take lots of time. That’s not true Juetten responds. There are only a few basic principles of investing that an investor needs to follow to create success. His simple rules include saving early, not putting all of the eggs in one basket, staying the course, and keeping costs low. Juetten says that if investors just do a few things well, they will be better off than the majority of investors.

“A good investment plan needs to be simple enough to understand and stick with when markets are volatile or when investments are in a downward trend. Juetten says, when it comes to investing, the simpler solution is usually better one. Investing doesn’t have to be complex to be effective,”  Juetten says.

4. Know the cost of investing. This is one part of financial literacy that everyone needs to know and understand, Juetten explains. The reason this is important is that every dollar the investor pays in fees and expenses is a dollar that reduces the return of the investment. In other words, the fees and expenses come out of the investor’s pocket and go into the hands of the mutual fund companies, brokers and investment advisers. Juetten warns that it’s not easy to determine  the total cost for investing. Besides the obvious like mutual fund expenses, there are hidden costs, too. To be financially literate, investors need to ask their advisers lots of questions about fees and costs.

5. Recognize the behaviors that lead to success. Juetten tells new investors that one key to financial literacy is recognizing their self-defeating behaviors. Juetten says that most investors sabotage their own success by trading too often, doing what everyone else is doing, changing investment approaches, and following hot tips. Instead, the wise and successful investor by practicing the three P’s: perspective, persistence and patience.

About Certified Financial Planner Professional and Ditch the Guesswork Author Steve Juetten: Steve Juetten is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and the author of the newly released and favorably reviewed book titled Ditch the Guesswork: Creating Reliable ROI for Time-Starved Investors. He has been advising busy working professionals how to take care of their money so they can do more of what they love since 2002. Juetten has contributed expert insights to,,,,, and the Puget Sound Business Journal. Seattle Magazine has awarded Juetten a FIVE STAR WEALTH MANAGER honor for five years in a row based on client votes of satisfaction. Learn more and engage at

>> To schedule interviews with Steve Juetten, call 425-373-9393 or send email to
>> To sample the first two chapters of the book, visit

Contact Info:
Name: Nancy Juetten
Phone: 425-641-5214
Organization: Juetten Personal Financial Planning, LLC


Release ID: 113001

Sincerely Frux Inspirational Journal Collection By Frux Home And Yard Announces Sale Until End of May

Journal private thoughts, dreams and goals with Frux Home and Yard’s Inspirational Journals, which makes up almost their entire line in their Sincerely, Frux collection. To celebrate Mother’s Day, they are offering a special low discount price on their collection of Inspirational Journals until the end of May.

April 29, 2016 /MM-prReach/

Frux Home and Yard announced they are reducing the price of their entire Sincerely, Frux Inspirational Journal Collection by 50 percent through the end of May. These journals contain embossed quotes and are said to be an untraditional and unique gift idea for Mother’s Day. Each one comes with a 100 Percent Satisfaction Guarantee from the company.

The first inspirational journal available with the “Love Never Fails” quote from 1 Corinthians 13 on the cover. It features a soft leather feel with lightly lined pages inside. The cover stands at 9.25 inches by 7.25 inches and is tan in color.

The second journal is brown with black accents and includes the Serenity Prayer. It is similar to the first journal with the same measurements and soft leather finish. All the journals feature a large format, making it easier to write with pen or pencil. For a bolder design, the bright pink of the journal with “Live the Life You Love” quote is anticipated to be a big hit for Mother’s Day and includes the same measurements and feel. The quote is placed across the center of the journal in a black script with uncolored versions of the embossed saying along the top and bottom.

The last journal available for the special discounted price in the Sincerely, Frux series is the “Faith Hope Love” engraved journal with purple leather-like finish on the cover with the same measurements as the rest of the journals on sale. All four products provide quality craftsmanship in their man made leather finish, which is a growing preference for customers who value moral, and ethical products.

As one customer on Amazon stated about the product, “What a beautiful journal. The cover is really well made and the color is just perfect.” With a 50 percent reduction in price ending May 31st, customers can receive one or more of these journals at the special discounted price. These journals are said to be ideal as a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift, a wedding, birthday or graduation gift, or for any special occasion. With four different styles and inspiring embossed quotes on these journals, buyers can select the one that best fits the recipient, allowing buyers to add a personal touch with their choice of quote and gift.

Each journal includes 80 pages of lined paper. The lines are lightly marked, allowing a person to draw if they prefer instead of writing. These journals can be purchased on Orders over $49 include free shipping, allowing someone to purchase one or more as a gift and one for themselves. With a 100 percent guarantee, there’s no risk to try out any of the Inspirational Journals in the Sincereley, Frux line by Frux Home and Yard at

Contact Info:
Name: Mike MacDonald
Phone: 18884102340
Organization: Frux Home and Yard


Release ID: 113002

UFC Fighter Advocates Brain Health, Visits Cerebrum Health Centers

Professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, Diego Sanchez, recently visited the facility for Cerebrum’s sports performance optimization program, which is designed to provide athletes an edge over their competition. Based on his improvement, Sanchez publicly expressed his support for the company while emphasizing the importance of brain health following his victory over Jim Miller at UFC 196.

April 29, 2016 /MM-prReach/

Cerebrum Health Centers, a leading integrative medical facility for brain health treatment and rehabilitation, today announced professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, Diego Sanchez, recently visited the facility for Cerebrum’s sports performance optimization program, which is designed to provide athletes an edge over their competition. Based on his improvement, Sanchez publicly expressed his support for the company while emphasizing the importance of brain health following his victory over Jim Miller at UFC 196.

In the video, Sanchez says that by working with Cerebrum, his performance has greatly improved in a short time, and he encourages other athletes to explore how the sports performance optimization program can improve their training. He explains further how Cerebrum wants to bring awareness to the importance of brain health, which is very important to him and also to his sport as a whole. Sanchez is expected to face Joe Lauzon at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016.

Leading up to UFC 196, Sanchez first worked with Cerebrum clinicians at the Jackson Wink Academy. Following the fight, Sanchez visited Cerebrum’s Dallas facility to help improve his speed, mobility, hand-eye coordination and balance in the octagon. After beginning his professional career in 2002, Sanchez won “The Ultimate Fighter Season 1” and has fought in 34 UFC events with a record of 26-8.

“Cerebrum has treated many active and former athletes suffering from symptoms of concussion and post-concussion syndrome, especially those in mixed martial arts, football and other high-contact sports,” said Jimmy Mathews, president and chief operating officer of Cerebrum. “With the growing concern over CTE, brain health is paramount for these athletes. While Diego is not battling the effects of a concussion, Cerebrum has been able to showcase how the innovative sports performance optimization program helps athletes execute at a higher level.”

Former UFC Champion Guy Mezger was treated at Cerebrum Health Centers for post-concussion syndrome. View his story on Cerebrum’s YouTube page.

For more information on Cerebrum’s work with athletes, as well as patients suffering from degeneration of the brain and central nervous system, visit

About Cerebrum Health Centers

Cerebrum Health Centers is a leading integrative medical facility for brain health treatment and rehabilitation of the biomechanical and musculoskeletal systems operating in Dallas and Atlanta. By combining comprehensive and research-based patient examinations, Cerebrum Health Centers provides holistic, innovative and individualized patient treatment programs. The goal of Cerebrum’s diverse specialized and multidisciplinary staff is to achieve positive outcomes by increasing biomechanical and musculoskeletal function and integrity, with the goal of improving the quality of life for patients suffering from degeneration and injury of the brain and central nervous system. For more information, please visit

Contact Info:
Name: Drew Wilson
Phone: 855-444-2724
Organization: Cerebrum Health Centers


Release ID: 113003

SearchBug Unveils Data Cleansing to Append Phone Numbers to Names and Addresses

A “phone only” option is now available to clients taking advantage of SearchBug’s Data Cleansing Service which “Appends Phone Numbers, Names, and Addresses to US Business and Consumer Lists Service.”

April 29, 2016 /MM-prReach/

Encinitas, CA – May 3, 2016, a leading online service for finding people, businesses, addresses, phone numbers and more, has announced a new “phone only” option for clients using its data cleansing service “Append Phone Number, Name and Address to US Business and Consumer Lists” service.

Here’s how the new search option works: clients simply select the phone only option after uploading a file containing their data. SearchBug then scours dozens of premium sources, including social media profiles, for home, cell and work phone numbers that match the information to search by in the uploaded file.

“The new Phone Numbers Only option works with any list that contains a person’s first and last names and some location details, such as full street address, or city and state or just state,” said Noah Wieder of SearchBug.

The hit rate for the Phone Numbers Only option is approximately twice as high compared to the regular service. The main reason for this increase is that SearchBug premium sources include both work and cell phone numbers in additional to the landline numbers used for the standard service. The service returns and appends up to five (5) matching numbers for each record.

Wieder added that the new phone only option should not be used for data cleansing of business lists.

The standard data cleansing service “Append Phone Number, Name and Address to US Business and Consumer Lists” searches over 15 million business records from public directories and private sources as well as 220 million consumer records from public directories and private sources for such things as name, phone number, address, city, state and more.

Data uncovered by the cleansing service is validated by numerous proprietary processes with frequent NCOA updates for both business and consumer data.

To take advantage of the data cleansing phone only option or to learn more about Searchbug’s “Append Phone Number, Name and Address to US Business and Consumer Lists” service, visit


SearchBug® is a professional online service for finding and investigating people, businesses, addresses, phone numbers, conducting social security number verification in lieu of e-verify, and much more. The service is used by collections agents, consumer credit specialists, financial institutions, government agencies, health and medical offices, real estate and mortgage professionals, Mobile Marketing professionals, investigators plus many other businesses, professionals, and individuals.


Contact Info:
Name: Noah Wieder
Phone: 760-454-7301
Organization: SearchBug


Release ID: 113004

Quality Commercial Loans with Competitive Terms Solved by Seasoned Bilingual Lending Exec

Rick Rodriguez is a Commercial Real Estate Lending Executive for NorthPoint Capital Funding, Inc., is fluent in Spanish and English and is known for strong customer service and an innate ability to match clients to the right loan that fits long-term financial goals.

April 29, 2016 /MM-prReach/

Rick Rodriguez is a Commercial Real Estate Lending Executive for NorthPoint Capital Funding, Inc., which is a major Commercial Mortgage Banking Group of Companies that lends nationally and has offices in Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. The company originates and services Quality Mortgage Loans for Real Estate Owners and Institutional Lenders with a portfolio of over $500 Million Dollars.

Honing Commercial Real Estate Lending skills started in 1992 for Rick while working for several highly regarded lenders and major banks in addition to working in Property Management. A client recently said that “Rick Rodriguez is very knowledgeable and punctual and always returns calls and follows-up promptly.”

Rick specializes in bringing Market-Leading Financing Solutions to Commercial Property Owners through a Commercial Financing Company which provides loans that range from $2 Million to $100 Million or more. The firm has a wide array of Products and Lending Solutions, a Capital Market Intermediary and a correspondence with big major life insurance companies.

Lending platforms include the origination of all types of Commercial Loans, Bridge Lending, Mezzanine, Fannie Mae DUS, Freddie Mac, 223 & 221 FHA (MAP) Apartment, Mixed Use, Multi-Tenant Industrial, Single-Tenant Industrial, Anchored and Unanchored Retail Shopping Center, Office Building, Storage Facility, Flagged Hotel and Motel, and Single-Tenant Retail.

The Nationwide Network Rick is associated with finances hundreds of millions of transactions for customers.

Clients who

✔ Are looking for a Quality Commercial Loan with Competitive Terms
✔ Need to Close a Loan Quickly
✔ Want to work with a Commercial Real Estate Lender who is fluent in Spanish and English, or
✔ Want to work with a professional who demonstrates excellent customer service should

Schedule a Complimentary, No Obligation Consultation with Rick by calling 312-361-1608 or emailing

Rick firmly believes in meeting people face to face and understanding the full scope and individual needs of a borrower to make sure that the type of financing offered is the best fit and benefits a customer’s long-term financial goals.

Visit for more information.

Contact Info:
Name: Rick Rodriguez
Phone: 312-361-1608
Organization: Rick Rodriguez


Release ID: 113006

Tigard Hot Tubs, Swim Spas, Saunas Dealer Publishes Backyard Tips For Springtime

Jacuzzi Spas Dealer Serving Tigard and Portland Shares “Springtime Planning for an Outdoor Entertainment Area in Your Backyard.” Offers Free Hot Tub Test Soaks to Local Residents

April 29, 2016 /MM-prReach/

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Portland serving Tigard and Portland, Oregon publishes “Springtime Planning for an Outdoor Entertainment Area in Your Backyard.”

Sue Rogers, President of Jacuzzi Spas of Portland said “A backyard can simply be a grass lawn, or it can be a fun and exciting entertainment area for outdoor fun. With a little planning it is easy to turn any backyard into an oasis for family fun and parties with friends.” Here are three tips for planning an outdoor entertainment area that will be the envy of the neighborhood.

Make a Drawing to Plan It Perfectly – Take all the guesswork out of planning an entertainment area by sitting down and planning out what can be done in the space available. It will save a lot of time and maneuvering later on, and allow for the development of ideas without strain and undue expense. Measure the space available and map it out on paper in appropriate measurements. Make sure to allow for plenty of relaxation areas, and surround them with beautiful plants or container gardens.

When planning for large appliances, built in kitchens, grills or pools, make sure the land or patio base can support them. It is also important to make sure local regulations are understood and get proper approvals from zoning departments before doing any large-scale improvements.

Add Structure for Visual Appeal – A flat space is a lot less interesting than an area with varied structures and plants. Plan the backyard area around sections that can be divided by planted spots or special pieces of lawn decoration such as small water falls, large rocks or boulders and make paths around them with pavers or gravel.

Along with structure, each section should have a place to relax and a place to get out of the sun. As wonderful as nature is, and as welcome as the sun is after a long winter, too much sun is not a good thing. Add garden umbrellas to table areas, or freestanding umbrellas over chairs to friends and family can have a cool place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

Add Entertainment to the Backyard with a Tigard Hot Tub – It’s great to relax outside, but having a Tigard hot tub gives people both relaxation and fun. The invigorating water is an instant draw, and makes a great place to gather when enjoying the company of friends and family. The temperature controlled heat makes it comfortable without effort, and the pulsating jets will soothe tired, sore muscles and joints.

Built-in lighting systems make hot tubs even more fun and allow people to extend their enjoyment well into the evening. The National Sleep Foundation suggests soaking in hot water like that of a hot tub 30 minutes before bed to get to sleep quicker and sleep better. Lighting helps make that possible. Other entertainment systems are also available to make hot tubs the ultimate entertainment center for outdoor fun. Adding televisions or stereo systems to the installation of a hot tub is a great way to spend time with loved ones and enjoy the outdoors.

For extra use, place the hot tub under a gazebo or patio overhang and enjoy the warm, luxurious water in any weather, rain or shine, and even during a snow storm in the winter.

To encourage local residents to check out the benefits of using a Jacuzzi Spa to help improve their overall health and well-being, Jacuzzi Hot Tub of Portland is providing free test soaks at their Portland Outlet Store and Beaverton showrooms. They do recommend however that people wanting to schedule their free 30-minute soak call them ahead of time at 503-277-2170 to reserve their spot.

To learn more, pick up a copy of their free hot tub buyer’s guide.  It provides useful information that will help consumers make an informed buying decision.  Just call 503-277-2170 or visit

About Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Portland
Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Portland is the area’s exclusive dealer of Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Portable Spas.

At Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Portland, their experts will help customers find the perfect hot tub to fit their backyard, lifestyle and budget. They feature only the most innovative and best-in-market products at all their convenient locations.

To learn more, pick up a copy of their free hot tub buyer’s guide.  It’s jam-packed with useful information that will help customers make an informed buying decision.  Just give them a call at 503-277-2170 or visit

Contact Info:
Name: Sue Rogers
Phone: 503-277-2170
Organization: Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Portland


Release ID: 113005