But weren’t parents concerned about allowing their daughters to live outside the village? “Yes. That first year, we literally bused the parents to Jodhpur to show them the facilities that we would be providing the girls.” Although Veerni had space for 50 girls, only 39 showed up. Still, the situation improved quickly. Parents were favorably impressed with the change in their daughters after that first year. In the villages people speak a dialect. But after a year at Veerni, says Sharma, “the girls came back speaking proper Hindi in such a good manner.” They also had a newfound confidence. Word spread that the girls getting an education from Veerni might have prospects beyond just keeping house. Suddenly it seemed possible that they could get paying jobs that they could contribute to a family’s income. What is Veerni’s track record? So far 99 Veerni students have graduated from high school. Of these, 69 have gone on to pursue training beyond high school, and about 12 of them have landed jobs. Most remarkable, says Sharma, has been the transformation of the parents.

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When Facing Those Challenges, One’s Partner Matters A Lot.

There will be a lot of great times, alongside many challenges. When facing those challenges, one’s partner matters a lot. In the same way that an individual wants to get to know their prospective spouse very intimately before tying the marriage knot, a founder and an investor should get to know each other very well before agreeing to tie the Series A or B knot. That is very hard to do in one meeting, or even a couple short encounters. When I was co-founder and CEO of Edify, I did not enjoy raising money at any point Series A, B or C. The fund-raising process was stressful and emotional, and no matter what anyone said, every rejection felt personal. Like any other founder, I wanted to get through the fund-raising process as fast as I could and get back to running my business. I was tempted to take the first acceptable term sheet that came my way and be done with it. Inside one of the fastest growing private companies Fortunately, I had mentors who advised me early on to take the time to get to know my investors, especially the ones joining the board. As an investor at Norwest Venture Partners, I have tried to take a similar approach getting to know the founders/CEOs in depth before an investment which has yielded benefits, because I have ended up on boards for long periods. There were many, many important decisions at those companies over the years, and some of them were pretty tough. Every time, it really helped me as a board member to have a strong relationship with the CEO. We are currently in a time when venture firms are competing fiercely for attractive companies, and one of the ways they are competing is through the speed of their decision-making. The speed of venture decision-making will not slow down as long as this investment cycle remains heated.

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With An Early Industrial Rustic Look, The Space Offers An Appealing Setting For Parties, Weddings, Receptions, Fundraisers And Even Concerts And Public Performances.

Located at 400 East Main St., the space is available immediately for public and private event rentals and will reopen for regular breakfast and lunchtime business with Adelles Ice Cream Creperie in December. The approximately 3,000 square foot, versatile space is also available for classroom-style courses, seminars, meetings and personal training in the smaller Chenille Room (a throwback to when the space was used as an old chenille factory) within the Granfalloon. With on-site parking and a full catering kitchen, the Granfalloon is ready for parties or events. Users also have the opportunity to select any caterer of their choice. Officials said, “A selection of rates and discounts for multiple use commitments is also available. With an early industrial rustic look, the space offers an appealing setting for parties, weddings, receptions, fundraisers and even concerts and public performances. Also, with far-reaching contacts in the entertainment industry, management at The Granfalloon can assist with your event entertainment needs, from local (and non-local) bands to almost any other type of entertainment that may be required.” The space will be functioning under the ownership of Carla Pritchard, as an arm of Chattanooga Presents, a company specializing in producing many of Chattanoogas high profile events and community programs such as Nightfall, Pops on the River, 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival and Ice on the Landing, among others. Plans are to open Adelles Ice Cream and Creperie by the end of December. Inspired by Carlas 12-year-old daughter, the Creperie will add some frozen treats and European-style sweet and savory breakfast and lunch choices to the Southside. The Granfalloon will also be facilitated by new management, Tara Viland, a Chattanooga native who has worked in the service industry, special events and festival planning, along with local radio and print publications downtown over the course of a decade. Her most recent position with Chattanooga Presents was to serve as beverage manager for the Nightfall Concert Series in 2015. “The Granfalloon is a culturally advanced space that offers a place of community interaction. The term Granfalloon was originally coined by author Kurt Vonnegut in his 1963 novel Cats Cradle,” officials said. Inquiries and information about The Granfalloon may be found by calling Tara Viland at 423-309-3309 or emailing inquiries@granfalloonchatt.com. October 19, 2015

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The Vineyard Also Hosts Weddings, Music Performances And Other Events.

“It’s a beautiful scene right now,” he said. “Everything’s changing color.” He and his girlfriend, Sarah Harmonay, planned to visita coupleof other vineyardsafter finishing the harvest. Sunday, he said, would be a day to relax and watch football. Andrew and Cara Sawyer, who hail from Iowa and New Jersey, respectively, fell in love with the area after touring the Connecticut Wine Trail and bought the 60-acre site of a former dairy farm in 2008. They hired a winemaker from Pomfret as a consultant and planted their first grapes in 2009. The vines, planted on 6 acres,took four years to mature, and this year, for the first time, all of the fields are yielding fruit, according to Andrew Sawyer. The coupleoperate the vineyard with help from their parents and a growing contingent of employees, includingtwo who work in the fields and six who staff a bright, airy tasting room located in the same “barn” that houses the cellar where six varieties of wine are aged in stainless steel tanks and oak barrels. The vineyard also hosts weddings, music performances and other events. When it comes to harvesting the grapes and the cabernetfranc grapes werethe fourth harvest of the season the Sawyers relyon volunteers who respond to their email blasts andreceive a bottle of wine and a 25 percent discount for their efforts. “It’s so incredible,” said Ann Sawyer (Andrew’s mother). “We get 50 or more people every harvest, and they do a fantastic job. They’re meticulous.” The volunteerschatted and laughed whilesteadily clipping groups of grapes. Within minutes, employees were delivering bins offruit to Steve Sawyer and Mark Helms, fathers of the vineyard’s owners, who fed them through a crusher/de-stemming machine into bigger bins called fermenters. The skins will remain on the grapes, adding color, flavor and healthy “tannins” to the finished product. On Monday, Sawyer said they would add yeast to begin fermenting the fruit juice, which is called, “must.” They’ll use a bladder press to extract all of the juice from the grapes, and eventually it will end upin oak barrels in the wine cellar, where it will ageinto a bright red wine.

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Augustine, Fl, October 12, 2015 –( Pr.com )– This Month, The Celebration Society Announced The Release Of Their Fall 2015 Issue Of The Celebration Society: Weddings.

Augustine, FL, October 12, 2015 –( PR.com )– This month, The Celebration Society announced the release of their Fall 2015 issue of The Celebration Society: Weddings. This issue marks the 20th printed edition of the magazine, formally titled Occasions and features 192 pages of wedding planning articles and ideas for brides in the Southeast. In an era where print media is often questioned for its relevancy, we keep growing and thats because it works for both brides and our advertisers, says editorial director Heather Vreeland. The magazine, launched in 2008, is famous for being more than just pretty pictures. With a no-nonsense mission of helping brides understand just how weddings really work the editorial team works to alleviate questions by unveiling the true costs for services like wedding planning and wedding photography while including expert interviews with seriously helpful questions. The transparent, tell-it-like-it is concept resonates with todays educated and informed bride more than ever. In the Fall Issue, brides-to-be will find over 627 wedding ideas like wedding color combinations, new style trends, must-have products, an extensive wedding venue guide and have the chance to relive real weddings moments from recently Just married couples. Each product feature, style snapshot, and real wedding story outlines helpful tips and sources, while the wedding industry experts who created the looks share helpful advice on how to pull off the looks in real life. Encompassing 68 pages in the magazine is The Celebration Societys Wedding Venue Guide. The only of its kind, the special advertising section profiles the very best event venues by eliminating the noise of company branding and highlighting images of the venue, important logistics like style, capacity, special feature, rental options and contact information in an attractive article-like page layout. The end result between an artfully designed magazine paired with editorial content that brides really need is a greater rate of conversion between the reader and the advertiser, Vreeland explains. The Fall issue is available in nearly every bookstore and grocery store across Georgia and Florida and online at www.occasionsmediagroup.com/shop. Contact Information

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Photos: Costar Couples The Happy Couple Exchanged Personalized Vows At An Indoor Venue At The Triunfo Creek Vineyards Before Bringing The Celebration And Dancing Outdoors.

10. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic From on-screen co-stars to partners for life! Tyler Hilton and Megan Park said I do before an intimate gathering of friends and family in Malibu Canyon, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 10, Us Weekly can exclusively report. It was everything we wanted it to be and it was so nice after so many years together to finally celebrate our relationship with all of our friends and family, Park tellsUs Weekly. Its nice to have everyone we love in one place finally for all these years to celebrate our love for each other. PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings 2015 “We’ve both always wondered if a wedding would be worth doing when we’ve loved each other so much for so long already,” the couple told Us.”But to see all our different groups and families making friends with each other and supporting us was overwhelming beyond what we ever would have expected!! We were our most honest and open selves in front of the people the meant the most to us. It was a priceless evening, to say the least and we’ve got big stupid smiles on our faces this morning!” The couple’s pal, actress Missi Pyle, officiated, and their castmates, includingShailene WoodleyandZoe Kazan, were in attendance. PHOTOS: Hollywood’s hottest married couples The pair, who first met on the set of 2007s Charlie Bartlett, kept things sweet and simple for their fall-themed fete, which featured a maid of honor, a best man, but no bridesmaids or groomsmen. We felt like there were so many people that we would want to have, include in it, but we decided to sort of keep it simple and just have a maid of honor and best man and be happy that everybody else was there, Park, 29, explains toUs. PHOTOS: Costar couples The happy couple exchanged personalized vows at an indoor venue at the Triunfo Creek Vineyards before bringing the celebration and dancing outdoors. We have a lot of barbecues and hangs with our friends and family and we wanted this to kind of feel the same way, but just at this winery, Hilton, 31, explains. The evening included a food truck, a bluegrass band, and even ping-pong tables for the guests. We just kind of were throwing a little party that wed want to be at! PHOTOS: Love on set The One Tree Hill actor and the Secret Life of the American Teenager actress announced their engagement in January 2014, and have been keeping busy with their respective careers ever since. Hilton, who is also a musician, will kick off his country music tour in December, and Park will next star opposite Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Aaron Paul, and Kevin Hart in comedy Central Intelligence, which is due out next June.

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So That Was Something I Really Took From Those Meetings.” Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels And Seth Rogen Also Star In The Biopic.

While first chatting about “loving” their positions as alter boys when they were young, Fassbender told host Jimmy Fallon that “it is actually the first sort of experience of acting, really. I felt like I was up on a stage,” he said. “It actually was quite boring sitting there in the congregation, but to be up part of it … ” He said that he made money the “kosher” way (he earned cash working weddings) in being an alter boy, which he used to buy his first stereo. Read More: A Widow’s Threats, High-Powered Spats and the Sony Hack: The Strange Saga of ‘Steve Jobs’ The duo transitioned to chatting about Fassbender’s latest role in Jobs. “I like it. It was pretty intense. I’m still a little bit numb when I watch it,” he said before praising the cast and director Danny Boyle. “We had to speak fast because there’s 190 pages or so, so you don’t want it to go over two hours. So for that reason, you have to speak very fast,” said the Irish actor of the R-rated drama, in which he stars as the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died of of pancreatic cancer on Oct. 5, 2011. “It’s amazing just to see how much of an impact he still has on their lives and how much they remember him,” said Fassbender of meeting Steve Wozniak, John Sculley and Joanna Hoffman, among other colleagues of Jobs. “I could feel the sadness, and the love there was pretty palpable. So that was something I really took from those meetings.” Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels and Seth Rogen also star in the biopic. >>>>>>>

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“typically, Industries Such As Engineering, Construction, And Oil/gas Have Been Seen As Straight, Male-dominated Areas With Little Diversity Or Tolerance.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation puts out an annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) to measure the LGBT equality policies of 950 large U.S. companies. Each one is scored on a scale of 0 to 100, based on criteria such as nondiscrimination policies, equivalent spouse and partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health coverage, and public commitment. Expert Market, a B2B online marketplace, recently analyzed this data to determine the best and worst states and industries for equality. 10 States With The Most Companies Receiving High Marks For Equality There were some surprising winners and losers, Expert Markets brand manager Bobbi Brant tells Fast Company, “For example, 67% of Maryland corporations scored the maximum of 100 points on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which means that they have great, progressive policies, including equal rights for same-sex partners and transgender health care.” Expert Market ranked these states based on the percentage of companies located in the state that were scored by the CEI and had a minimum of five companies reporting. Companies with high CEI scores are identified as having progressive equality policies. Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, and California all show great diversity policies across a large number of companies and may be ideal choices for LGBT workers seeking an inclusive corporate workplace, according to the study. Least Progressive States At the bottom are 10 states that scored the lowest, three of which had no companies at all that managed to score the maximum 100 on the CEI. Of them, Colorado is graded the worst, because they have the highest number of companies in the CEI list with no 100 scores. Colorado scored the worst on the survey, Brant observes, because businesses located in the state are falling behind in their equality measures. Texas, which is heavily populated with major corporations, had only six out of 74 companies score 100 on the CEI. Best and Worst Industries for LGBT Employees Hospitality ranked as the most progressive industry to work in with an impressive 67% of hotel, resort, and casino companies scoring a perfect 100. “We can only speculate as to why certain industries appear to be more LGBT-progressive than others,” says Brant. “Typically, industries such as engineering, construction, and oil/gas have been seen as straight, male-dominated areas with little diversity or tolerance. This study shows that this is unfortunately still the case.” Multiple studies have shown that diverse teams are more innovative and productive than homogenous groups.

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