Riley’s Daisy telecoms group hopes to reach profitability within two years

first_img Show Comments ▼ Riley’s Daisy telecoms group hopes to reach profitability within two years More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com whatsapp whatsapp Tuesday 7 December 2010 8:04 pmcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Share KCS-content TELECOMS firm Daisy Group yesterday said it hoped to break into profit by 2012 or 2013 despite reporting a first half loss of £9.8m, wider than the loss of £2.1m it booked last year.The group reported a four-fold increase in revenues to £120m but made losses because of its heavy acquisition and amortisation costs.The company, known for its buy-and-build strategy, has bought out 36 of its competitors since founder and chief executive Matthew Riley started the business in 2001. When asked if Daisy was looking to acquire further competitors after the recent acquisitions of SpiriTel and NEG MBO Two, Riley said yesterday: “Exciting times are ahead.” While many analysts praised Daisy’s revenue gains, finnCap’s Andrew Darley advised investors to sell Daisy shares. He said: “Unlike KCOM – a listed comparable company – Daisy does not offer a dividend and has a higher risk profile at a similar valuation.” Despite this, Darley is optimistic for Daisy’s plans to expand into public sector phone systems regardless of the coming budget cuts. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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iPad 2 cheaper than the first

first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 22 March 2011 8:21 pmcenter_img KCS-content iPad 2 cheaper than the first Tags: NULL Share APPLE yesterday announced its latest iPad, which will go on sale on Friday, will be cheaper than the original.The iPad 2 will start at £399 including tax for the 16GB model – £30 cheaper than its predecessor.The 32GB and 64GB models will cost £479 and £559, with 3G costing an extra £100, although mobile operators may eventually offer subsidised prices.It will go on sale in 25 countries at 5pm (UK) on Friday, with queues expected outside stores around the world.Apple boss Steve Jobs said: “While competitors are still struggling to catch up with our first iPad, we’ve changed the game again with iPad 2.“We’re experiencing amazing demand for iPad 2 in the US – customers can’t wait to get their hands on it. We are working hard to build enough iPads.”The iPad 2 went on sale on 11 March in the US. Apple has not released initial sales figures. The first iPad, which went on sale a year ago, sold 300,000 units on the first day, and crossed the 1m units mark in 28 days.Apple has come under pressure from rival tablets powered by Google’s Android operating system. However, most analysts doubt they will make a serious dent in iPad2 sales this year, with some predicting an oversupply of non-Apple devices. last_img read more

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Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is a Mauritian company that specialises in the production of a comprehensive range of fertilisers for local and international customers. The company deals through several manufacturing and trading companies, supplying products and services that include, complex nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) fertilizers, foliar and liquid fertilizers, basic and specialty chemicals for sugar, textile, paint and hotel industries, refrigerants, laboratory services, electrical, and household appliances, electronic equipment, and also commodities such as flour, tires, paper products and steel products. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd operates through its subsidiaries which include MCFI Ltd, Chemco Ltd, Bychemex Ltd, MCFI (Freeport) Ltd, Elcon Systentechnik Mauritius Ltd, Medigaz Ltd and MCFI-SFB Co. Ltd which is a joint venture between the Company and the Shenzen Shenfubao Group, China. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Apopka Burglary Report

first_img TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleThe Apopka Voice Townhall Debates set for Seats #1 and #2Next articleCatholic organization brings awareness to the plight of the farmworker Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 2/17/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending February 17th shows three burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Five burglaries at residences were reported at the 1000 BLOCK of LUCERNE WAY, the 3600 BLOCK of TAYSIDE CT, the 200 BLOCK of N CERVIDAE DR (2 incidents reported), and the 2200 BLOCK of CANDLENUT CIR.No burglaries were reported at businesses.Four vehicle burglaries were reported in the 600 BLOCK  OF VINE CT, the 1000 BLOCK OF HIGH MEADOW RD, at the intersection of MARDEN RD & SR 414, and the 1600 BLOCK of CHATHAM CIR.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:0 – Business5 – Residential4 – Vehicle Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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Alan Quinlan attempts to replicate the Hand of Back

first_imgTuesday Nov 10, 2009 Alan Quinlan attempts to replicate the Hand of Back Back in 2002, Leicester flanker Neil Back famously tapped the ball into his side of the scrum in the Heineken Cup final against Munster. Last weekend, Alan Quinlan did the same against Ulster, but with less successful results.When Back did it in 2002, it caused a huge stir as it happened late in the final, when Munster had one last shot at an attack. It produced the turnover and the match ended with Leicester winning 15-9.The Munster fans were incensed by Back’s actions, labelling him a cheat. Ironically enough, it’s a Munster player who’s gone and tried the same thing now, albeit at a less high profile match.Quinlan, who missed the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa after being suspended for eye-gouging, tapped the ball into the scrum in the Magners League match against Ulster last weekend.He’s known to be quite a mischievous character, but got caught out on this occasion as the touch judge spotted it, resulting in referee Alain Roland penalising the Munster man.Scrumhalf Kevin Putt famously did the same thing for the Sharks many years ago. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? 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Blackbaud Inc appoints VP of Professional Services Division

first_img Howard Lake | 18 June 2001 | News  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising software company Blackbaud Inc has appointed Charlie Cumbaa as Vice President of its Professional Services Division.Fundraising software company Blackbaud Inc has appointed Charlie Cumbaa as Vice President of its Professional Services Division. This division focuses on helping the company’s non-profit clients use its technology solutions most effectively.Visit Blackbaud Inc. Advertisement Blackbaud Inc appoints VP of Professional Services Divisioncenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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NCT to create online community for parents

first_imgIn many ways, the site sounds like a version of the popular friendsreunited.co.uk.The community could be very large: six million parents have benefited from the services of the NCT over the last 45 years.The site will raise funds, although it is not clear how this will be done. Presumably some of the services will be fee-based. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) has announced an online community for parents and parents-to-be, sponsored by Kodak Easyshare, that will generate income.NCT’s forthcoming online community will be called NCTParentsConnect, and is designed to allow NCT members totrack down and connect with old friends they have met through the NCT. It will allow members to create a secure online photo album of their children (whatever their age) quickly so they can share them special images with friends and relatives. Advertisement Howard Lake | 17 September 2002 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCT to create online community for parents About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Chimpegration now available for Blackbaud-hosted customers

first_imgChimpegration now available for Blackbaud-hosted customers Melanie May | 15 March 2016 | News  190 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Zeidman Development has released a new version of its Raiser’s Edge and MailChimp integration software tool Chimpegration for Blackbaud-hosted customers.The new version means Blackbaud users can integrate Raiser’s Edge with MailChimp for the first time, with support for Blackbaud’s cloud-based RE, NXT.Key features include:Export of email lists directly into MailChimpManagement of unsubscribes, bounces and add action to all constituents mailed across multiple campaignsRetrieval of automation emails from all campaignsFull synchronization on Raiser’s Edge and MailChimp, meaning subscriber profile changes are fed back to REDuplicate email handling to eliminate duplicates in database.More information on Chimpegration can be found on the Zeidman Development site. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Tagged with: Blackbaud Charity Software Email fundraising Technology  191 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Workers win first union contract at Iowa General Mills plant

first_imgThe workers at the General Mills plant here ratified their first union contract on Nov. 14, after a hard-fought battle with the company. Members of the Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU) Local 110, the General Mills workers have been seeking better pay, better treatment and job security. On Oct. 31, during contract negotiations, General Mills offered the approximately 520 workers what they called their “last, best and final offer,” which did not secure any of the key provisions the workers were demanding. Instead, the workers were offered an “empty contract,” according to a Nov. 1. RWDSU press statement.“The contract also seeks to install unfair scheduling practices and third-party subcontracting that could move jobs from Cedar Rapids to non-union facilities nearby or abroad,” the statement read.When the vote took place at the Local 110 Union Hall on Nov. 6,  99 percent of the membership voted it down. After the results were announced, the union negotiating committee agreed to meet with representatives of the company the following morning. General Mills worker Tim Sarver, who has been with the company for over 37 years, described what had been happening at the union hall during that week as “the true definition of solidarity. … Our members stand strong at General Mills. By standing together and showing the company the real impact this could have on our families, we have shown what having a union is all about. This contract has the potential to change the lives of so many in our community.” In a RWDSU statement on Nov. 15, Vice President Roger Grobstich said they worked hard to avoid a strike. Since the company agreed to come back to the table the following day, it was an admission that “they know their workers are critical to their own success. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was built on cereal, and General Mills cereal needs to ensure our city continues to thrive. This worker-led negotiations committee has shown our city what it means to stand up to corporate America tonight. They are doing so to protect their jobs, their families, and our local economy.”If General Mills had refused to accept their core conditions, the workers would have walked out.  General Mills workers join the RWDSUThe possibility of a strike had been looming at the plant for quite some time, long before the Nov. 6 vote. General Mills, headquarted in Minneapolis, employs over 40,000 workers worldwide. The company is known for producing popular name-brand cereals, fruit snacks and other foods commonly found on store shelves. The company website talks about “putting people first” when it comes to careers at General Mills. Based on the actions of the company from years past, they have been putting their profits over workers and their families. In the spring of 2018, 625 full-time positions were eliminated. The plant had been increasing its reliance on low-paid labor supplied by temporary agencies. This caused great concern to full-time employees who feared their jobs would be “undercut” or eliminated altogether. The company was “bleeding” employee benefits, and General Mills reduced workers’ allowed absences from five days to three.The workers voted to join  RWDSU on Jan. 9. Affiliated with the Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), which represents over 1.3 million workers in the U.S. and Canada, RWDSU also represents workers at the Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids and Coles Quality Foods in North Liberty. By standing in solidarity and rejecting General Mills’ final offer, the workers forced the company back to the bargaining table to avoid a strike.Workers win new contractA tentative contract agreement was reached Nov. 8. The worker-led negotiating committee “worked tirelessly to secure a strong contract that stops the bleed out of long-held needed benefits,” according to a RWDSU press statement, and recommended the workers vote in favor of it. The new three-year contract was ratified Nov. 14.In addition to annual hourly wage increases and a ratification bonus, contract provisions include an additional six days paid time off each year, maintaining long-held benefits, scheduling that preserves the three-shift system, limiting the number of temporary employees, adding new full-time entry-level positions and grievance procedures with just-cause language for discipline. General Mills will also be required to “meet and confer” with the union prior to any subcontracting or in case of a projected plant closure.After the contract was ratified, Sarver said, “I am thrilled to know we will all be going to work tomorrow with the peace of mind of a strong union contract. Over 500 families can sleep well tonight knowing their needed benefits are secure for the next three years. The strength of our union during these first contract negotiations was extraordinary. I am proud to say that a union contract is now part of every balanced breakfast that comes from our General Mills plant.”  (KWWL.com, Nov. 14) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Armory Center for the Arts Honors Susan and John Caldwell Tonight

first_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Subscribe On April 5th, celebrate the historic 25th anniversary of Armory Center for the Arts at the contemporary art center’s Annual Benefit Gala, a fabulous evening birthday bash held at the Armory and honoring Susan and John Caldwell — two remarkable individuals who have championed anniversary of Armory Center for the Arts the Armory’s mission to bring the power of art into the lives of countless children and families throughout the region.The event, featuring cocktails, wine, and a strolling supper by The Kitchen for exploring Foods is being generously underwritten by two anonymous benefactors. 100% of ticket sales and donations from the evening will directly benefit Armory exhibitions and art education programs. To donate or purchase tickets to this special event, visit www.armoryarts.org/25, or call Suzette Stambler at (626) 792-5101 ext. 118.History25 years ago, pure chance brought together a prestigious gallery program and an innovative visual arts education program under one roof. Armory Center for the Arts was born through the work of many  individuals including Elisa Crystal (then­director of Pasadena Art Workshops), Jay Belloli (then­director of Caltech’s recently­closed Baxter Art Gallery), and especially Susan Caldwell (then­president of the Pasadena Art Alliance).The Armory’s roots, though, were planted as far back as 1947 in the education department of the Pasadena Art Museum. Classes there were led by artists whose teaching concepts grew out of the  museum’s exhibitions of modern art — a common practice today, but a revolutionary idea at the time.After the Pasadena Art Museum closed in 1974 (and became the Norton Simon Museum), the art education program was informed by the new leadership that youth art education did not fit into the  vision of Mr. Simon’s “new” museum. The art education department splintered off and became known  as the Pasadena Art Workshops. Without a permanent space for exhibitions, and using professional artists as teachers, the workshops focused on the development of arts programs that presented alternative forms of learning. Gala honoree Susan Caldwell, currently president of the Rowe & Gayle Giesen Trust, recalls the transition:“In 1974, Norton Simon assumed control of the Pasadena Art Museum and closed the children’s education department. Rowe (Giesen) gathered friends together in the abandoned school yard of Lincoln School. We sat on broken benches, amidst dirt, leaves, and shattered glass, and explored how the Trust could be the catalyst for the creation of a new children’s art institution. Rowe had a vision, and the Pasadena Art Workshops was born.”By working in partnerships with schools, libraries, parks, neighborhood groups, community centers and city agencies, the Workshop’s programs brought the arts to new audiences . These types of  community­based collaborations continue to this day.In 1989, the move to a former National Guard Armory in Old Pasadena began when a city­appointed task force charged with identifying underutilized city property reached out to Susan Caldwell at the Pasadena Art Alliance. Susan, along with Jay Belloli (Caltech’s Baxter Art Gallery), met with Pasadena Art Workshops director Elisa Crystal to tour a hulking, dilapidated, pigeon-filled building on Raymond Avenue — which was the home of the somewhat­defunct Pasadena Badminton Club.After negotiations with the City and raising $1 million dollars, The Pasadena Art Workshops renovated the former National Guard Armory, joined forces with the Baxter Art Gallery supporters, moved in, and renamed itself Armory Center for the Arts. With 20,000 square feet, the building provided ample space for art studios, workshops and galleries. The new setting also allowed for the reintroduction of contemporary exhibitions and performances, which in the years since have become an integral part of  the Armory’s programming. The unique floor plan of the Armory encourages ideas to flow freely among  exhibitions, classes, artists, teachers and students.After 13 years in the National Guard Armory building, the Armory began to experience growing pains. In 2002, it underwent a $2.4 million transformation, creating an additional 6,800 square feet of  classroom and studio space for drawing and painting, digital arts and photography. In its first year the Armory welcomed approximately 40,000 visitors. Twenty-five years later, the number of participants and visitors to Armory programs exceeds 100,000 annually.Meet the Honorees: Susan and John CaldwellOver the past 25 years, Susan has championed the Armory’s mission to bring the power of art into the lives of countless children and families in this community – as a board member, board president, a  tireless advocate and fundraiser, a valued mentor, and devoted attendee of the Armory’s many cultural events. A graduate of Pasadena High School and UCLA, Susan taught English at PHS and Westridge  School. Susan is past “Woman of the Year” by the Pasadena YMCA, is a member and advocate for  All Saints Church, and, since 1977, has played a key leadership role in the Pasadena Art Alliance — one of the region’s foremost charitable foundations dedicated fostering appreciation for contemporary art in Southern California by supporting artists, exhibitions, educational programs, and art­-oriented nonprofit institutions.John Caldwell, an accomplished, award-winning furniture designer, understands the deep impact that art and design have on our quality of life and the challenges faced by those pursuing a career in the arts.Caldwell got his first break as a furniture designer in Los Angeles in the 1950s. In the early days, he freelanced for:● Brown Jordan, a company that built steel army cots and Quonset huts during World War II (and then went on to produce high­design modern outdoor furniture by Caldwell)● Walter Lamb, a furniture designer who salvaged bronze tubing from sunken WWII battleships off Hawaii for his pieces● Van­Keppel Green, a legendary design partnership that created the majority of the patio furniture for John Entenza’s Arts and Architecture case study homes.Since selling Brown Jordan his Mai Tai design in 1957 at the age of 19, Caldwell has designed outdoor furniture, office furniture and accessories, umbrellas, lighting, and ceiling fans for markets in the United States, China, Indonesia, and Mexico. He also taught design for twenty years at various southern California colleges including Long Beach State, Pasadena City College, and the Art Center College of Design. Caldwell and his eight employees continue to produce new twenty­first­century designs in his busy South Pasadena studio.Armory 25th Anniversary Benefit Committee MembersAnniversary Benefit Committee: Gale Kohl & Clare Tayback (Benefit Chairs), Jane Abascal, Catherine Arias, Jill Barnes, Jay Belloli, Sally Bickerton, Louise Brinsley, Linda Burrow, Martha Chowning, Carolyn Cutler, Tammy Godley (Board President), Maria Khader­Karp, Stan Kong, Alex Kritselis, Pete Kutzer, Dianne Magee, Denise Mathews, Steve Nowlin, Rebecca Shehee, Joel Thvedt, Jim WattersonHonorary Benefit Committee: Peggy Phelps & Jane Olson (Co­Chairs), Ann Dobson Barrett & Olin Barrett, Claire & Bill Bogaard, Jay Belloli, Elisa Callow, Maureen & Bob Carlson, Miller Fong, Curtis Giesen, Lawrence Giesen, Katharine Harrington, Adelaide Hixon, Walt Milner, Wendy Munger, Tessa & Kenton NelsonPast Board Presidents: Susan Caldwell, Joan Fauvre, Jetty Fong, Stephen A. Kanter, M.D., Harvey Knell, Pete Kutzer, Dianne Magee, Wendy Munger, Joan Palmer, Clare Tayback, Craig Watson, Martha Williams (in memoriam)About the ArmoryArmory Center for the Arts believes that an understanding and appreciation of the arts is essential for a well­rounded human experience and a healthy civic community. Founded in 1989, the Armory builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through presenting, creating, teaching, and discussing contemporary visual art. The organization’s department of exhibitions mounts over 25 exhibitions and events each year at its main facility and off­site. In addition, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to more than fifty schools and community sites.Parking is available on the street or in the Marriott garage directly north of the Armory for free for 90 minutes. The Armory is off the Gold Line at Memorial Park – walk one half block east to Raymond and one half block north to the Armory. For more information please visit www.armoryarts.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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