Create: Peninsula Seniors – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

Peninsula Seniors - Scriba Family Center - PV Seniors finally has a permanent home

Our quote this week – which @themobiletechtutor guessed correctly, winning himself a free SEO or Local Marketing Check-up, CONGRATULATIONS – was Bruce Lee telling us not to wait around for the perfect moment. He reminds us to create opportunity.

And that’s exactly what Peninsula Seniors did. After years of hard work, everything came together and they managed to secure a beautiful, permanent home in Palos Verdes, California. They’re right between the PV Library and the Promenade on the Peninsula outdoor shopping mall. A perfect location, really.

But it wasn’t easy. And it didn’t happen because of luck.

It happened because PV Seniors hired the right people to help them achieve their goal.

Sure, luck and circumstance always helps in these things. But we make our own luck by surrounding ourselves with the right people. That’s what Peninsula Seniors did, and that’s how they got where they are.

Interfanatic recently got to help them with PR, we got some newspapers and tv stations out to publicize their building dedication and we’re continuing to help with some of their local and social media marketing.

And it’s an honor for us to work with them because they’re a great group!

It’s a hang-out for retirees on the Peninsula. They give people something to look forward to – some camaraderie, events, lectures, ping-pong, mahjong… lots of stuff to do. To keep busy, make friends, and create quality time.

Peninsula Seniors (at PVSeniors.org) is a fantastic not-for-profit, that through the help of generous donors, now have a beautiful, $2M facility to make good things happen on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Go check it out – you’ll see how fantastic it is. But they didn’t get there by hoping. They got the right people on their team – and they asked for good fortune.

If you want to progress…
you must do the same.

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Beauty: Garboushian Gallery – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

Garboushian Gallery - Customer Spotlight: Beauty

Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror.

Pamela Anderson

Ms. Anderson’s quote is fantastic.

It’s funny. And it’s axiomatic.

Natural Beauty = Hard Work

“Natural beauty” – beauty that’s just right – takes a lot of hard work. It takes talent to envision. It takes work to enact.

Just like artwork, a great website is born layer by layer. Look at your favorite websites from around the world. How do they look? Are they busy? Are they simple? Do they convey a huge amount of information quickly and easily?

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. And sometimes it is. Other times, one word sums it up well.

What does your website say about you?

Herair Garboushian of Garboushian Gallery knows exactly what his website says about his Beverly Hills art gallery. He carefully chooses the artists he works with. He invests time in them, in their preparation, in understanding them and in understanding what drives their art. He carefully curates the paintings to go up for show. He invests time in placement, and order, and how people see the art. So that it is presented as his artists wants it to be presented. And, like his gallery, he makes sure that every pixel on his website is exactly where he wants it to be.

Garboushian has a taste for great art. He admires the art his friend, Jim Morphesis, produces. And as a collector himself, he knows art. He knows what collectors want. And when it comes to Modern Art, that’s not such an easy thing to know.

Spotting the next big thing is the difference between a $700 canvas collecting dust and a $150,000,000 masterpiece gathering attention and bidders at auction. Herair Garboushian can spot that diamond in the rough.

Garboushian is always as particular with his website as he is with his gallery. His instructions are precise because he wants to be sure his site visitors, just like his gallery visitors, can focus on the beauty in front of them.

It just looks… right.

To many people, “that just looks right.” But artists, art connoisseurs, and website designers know, that “just” looks right is the result of practiced talent, careful consideration, and applied skill.

“That just looks right” is most often the result of countless painstaking hours of precise work.

Check out Garboushian Gallery to see what I mean.

Allen Berg Teams Up with Danny McKeever, Introduces Pro Series Racing Program

Allen Berg, former Formula One racer and chief of Allen Berg Racing Schools operating in Fontana, CA, Canada, and now Willow Springs, CA, is introducing a new program that joins his fabulous Formula Cars with FastLine Racing’s Scions. FastLine is famous for training the celebrities that race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach’s Pro/Celebrity race – and these are the same cars used for the training.
Pro Series Racing Program
The Scions are okay cars to learn some racing with – manual shift, closed-cockpit and of course front-wheel drive. They are full-blown race cars used for racing, with roll cages, 5-point harnesses, and all of the things needed to make them safe and competitive in a racing environment.

Pair those cars with Allen Berg’s purebred open-wheel formula racing cars, and you’ve got a well-rounded racing experience.

PWCF.org Walk Events Around the Corner!

Every year, the Prader-Willi California Foundation raises funds and awareness for Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) with “Walk” events in Northern, Central, and Southern California. You can donate, be a virtual walker, or go to the event closest to you and participate. It’s a great way to learn more!
PWCF.org
The Prader-Willi California Foundation recently launched its new PWCF.org site which is filled with wonderful information for Parents of children with PWS, for family, and for Professionals that work with the syndrome. There’s information for researchers on the site, links to activities and even a store in which to buy PWS-related merchandise.

Congratulations on the new PWCF.org, and at WSmad, we all hope this year’s walk event is a huge success!

Burnsoo Song at GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY

At a time when American-North Korean tensions are high, Korean-born Burnsoo Song’s take on the “fine line between” is a stark reminder of how perceptions can break tranquility. Lauded in Korea, China, and the world over, Song’s beautiful, colorful work often includes rose thorn and other natural elements.
Burnsoo Song at GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY
Burnsoo Song’s work is on exhibit at GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY in Beverly Hills from March 16th.

CoinSniper.com Gears Up for Another Year of Selling Great Collector Coins!

CoinSniper is still going. A lot of people said it couldn’t happen, but thanks to the hard work of CoinSniper.com’s proprietor and a lot of help, along with some fantastic customers, CoinSniper is ready to give 2013 a go!

CoinSniper.com - numismatic penny or pay-per-bid auction

CoinSniper.com is a “penny auction” or “pay-per-bid” auction site selling numismatic (collectible) coins. It’s a fun new way for collectors to grow and improve their collections.

There are some great coin dealers out there, there are some not-so-great ones. Rusty’s CoinSniper is, in our opinion, one of the great ones. There are some great penny auctions out there, and there are definitely a lot of not-so-great ones. We don’t get ourselves involved in scams – we’ve seen the whole thing and it’s legit. And we’re not alone industry watchdogs – Penny Auction Watch and Penny Auction List both have seen, experienced, and monitored closely the goings on at CoinSniper, and they wholeheartedly approve.

Congrats Rusty on getting a great concept off the ground! We know you have a lot of great things in store – here’s to a great 2013 for you!

GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY presents Curtis Weaver’s ECO – LIBIDO

Beautiful, sensual, engaging, and titillating. That’s what Curtis Weaver’s painting and sculpture brings to life for the modern art connoisseur. GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY is proud to present Weaver’s work in ECO – LIBIDO, beginning January 19th and running through February in their Beverly Hills studio.

Curtis Weaver at GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY

This is an interesting exhibition that mixes media for a more involving experience. Fantastical creatures present whimsy and sexuality in a provocative manner – not controversially provocative, but biologically provocative.

Head to the Beverly Wilshire triangle and find the GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY, the home of the best up-and-coming artists in Los Angeles. After the success of the recent John Seery and Miguel Osuna shows, Curtis Weaver is a pleasant change of pace that showcases excellent taste and a versatile pallet for art. Until February, you’ll see Curtis Weaver’s ECO – Libido there, in all its sumptuous glory.

The 39th Annual Summer Pro League Concludes with Epic Double-Overtime Championship Game

Well folks, that’s that! If you want to play in the NBA, Summer Pro League gave you a chance – and a couple of players look like they’re headed for the Pros.
39th Annual Summer Pro League presented by AND1 concludes
On Monday, July 30th, the 39th Annual Southern California Summer Pro League presented by AND1 wrapped with an epic game between presenting Sponsor’s AND1 Select team and LA Loop. Both teams had exceptional records in League play, each going into the Championship game undefeated in six games. One of those teams was destined to finish the season 7-0, while the other would go home 6-1.

Play throughout the league games was at an extremely high, NBA level. Rising above the rest, AND1 Select and LA Loop aimed to set themselves apart so that agents and scouts would take notice and sign the players for their chance at stardom.

In an epic double over-time knock-down drag-out thrash, AND1 Select managed the win over LA Loop. AND1’s Franklin Session was matched by LA Loop’s Vince Camper for 27 points on the night. AND1’s Tremayne Johnson picked up a double double with 23 points and 13 rebounds while LA Loop had three players in double-digits for the night: Camper backed his shooting with 12 assists, Mark Dawson lit up the hoop with 18 points and crashed the boards for a game leading 21 rebounds, and Keith Davis hitting for 11 points and 11 rebounds.

In the end, AND1 won with 91 points versus LA Loop’s 86. All of the players deserve a second look from the Big Leagues, but a few used $150 and Summer Pro League to make a statement, “PICK ME, COACH. I have what it takes to get it done!”

And they certainly proved it.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches on an excellent season, and to the SPL Support Staff for making opportunities happen for serious players.

GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY presents Max Presneill’s THE LIMINAL EGYPTIAN: tall tales of fact & fiction

Celebrated artist Max Presneill brings his third exhibition to GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY beginning Friday, June 29th, 2012. With painting that is as beautifully colorful as it is elegantly thought provoking, Presneill’s work sum all that is great modern art.
Max Presneill's <i>The Raft (Sphinx)</i>, on display at GARBOUSHIAN through July
Come see this fantastic body of work at GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY in Beverly Hills throughout July 2012.

CoinSniper.com Numismatic “Penny Auction” Live

It’s a penny Penny Auction live on the Internet.
CoinSniper.com is the first numismatic Penny Auction on the Internet
Right now, there’s a few ways for Coin Collectors (Numismatists) to buy coins. They can go to a coin show and meet their favorite dealers live, they can go to the ever-disappearing local coin shop and pick up what they’re craving, or they can buy coins on-line, through dealer web sites or through on-line numismatic auctions.

The margins are tight for dealers and the market is well-saturated for collectors, so the chances of getting a coin for less than “book” value is slim or none.

Rusty Scropper, proprietor of CoinSniper.com, had the idea to apply the “Penny Auction format” to numismatics to a) make it more fun for collectors and b) allow them to potentially buy coins for less than their normal value with a mix of skill and luck.

Here’s how it works (and you can read about it on the CoinSniper.com site here or watch a video about it here):

Coin buyers buy packs of bids. The bids cost about $1.00 each. When they see a coin they want, they place a bid on it. This increases the cost of the coin $0.01 and adds 10 seconds to the clock to allow any other “CoinSnipers” an opportunity to out-bid. When time runs off the clock, the winner gets the coin shipped to their address for free.

Rusty explains how he came upon the idea: “When I got tired of waiting for the big show to come my way and found all the dealers I like closing up shop, I turned to the Internet, to eBay. I found I had a great time buying coins by ‘sniping’ the auction. I’d put a bid in at the last second and hope it was enough to get the coin I couldn’t live without. With the penny auction format, that whole experience is condensed and magnified.”

Unfortunately, there are some bad players in the penny auction business. “I have no interest in running anything but a completely legitimate, honest business.”

And if you read Scropper’s articles in the CoinSniper.com Numismatic Learning Center, you’ll see he has a lot of experience and great advice he’s willing to freely share with both the experienced and inexperienced numismatist alike.

“Theoretically, this whole thing should be cheap for buyers and over time, I should be able to eek out a small profit.”, says Scropper. “The trick for the buyers is to make sure they win once in a while using a bit of patience. If you watch your competition carefully, you can figure out when to put your bid in. The whole process is a lot more fun.”

The first auctions are set to end on July 4th, 2012, with four coins per day selling until demand requires more. On July 4th alone, there’s well over $100 up for grabs, and since all of the users are new, there’s a good chance that they could win the coins with their free first 25 bids.

We wish Rusty the best of luck with his new venture and the bidders the best of luck winning some great coins. Congrats on your new site, Rusty! It was a lot of work, but we’re all sure it’s going to pay off.