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Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) July 02, 2014
Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate services franchisor, is proud to announce the addition of its newest franchise office, Sperry Van Ness/Percival Partners, LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Led by Managing Directors Joey Godbold and Bob Percival, the organization will focus on full service commercial real estate brokerage, disposition/acquisition, leasing and property investment services in Charlotte and surrounding areas.
Godbold and Percival bring an extensive 35-year background in the commercial-investment real estate industry. Joining Sperry Van Ness® represents the next phase of growth and client service for SVN/Percival Partners, LLC, a mainstay of the Charlotte market that was founded in 1961 by Percival’s father and mother. As Managing Director and CEO, Godbold leads a team of top Advisors who continue to drive business through a progressive and sophisticated client-focused business model designed to respond to the client’s interests including commercial and investment sales, leasing and property management. Percival continues to provide leadership as Managing Director and company Chairman. The team at Sperry Van Ness/Percival Partners, LLC now adopts the revolutionary SVNIC compensated cooperation platform and advanced technologies to become a recognized leader in the area’s dynamic and highly competitive brokerage industry.
“We found the business model of SVNIC to be compelling,” says Managing Director and CEO Joey Godbold. “The breath of the global reach, the innovative approach to technology and research, and the training and national leadership that is available to our local Advisors through the SVN Product Councils will all greatly enhance our ability to assist both our Advisors and clients.”
SVNIC is the only commercial real estate firm that markets all of its properties nationally to a 100,000-member brokerage and investment community. Producing $ 8.1 billion in sales and leasing transactions in 2013, SVNIC shared commission fees with co-operating brokers approximately 80 percent of those transactions. Working with its own competitors to bring the highest bidder to the table allows SVN Advisors to see gains from closing more deals in less time. Advisors also reap the benefits of the SVNIC cloud-based enterprise system that enables easy, on-the-go access to property listings and client contacts; real-time data sharing; and software that allows for the assembly of professional proposals and marketing materials.
“We are committed to providing our clients with the most comprehensive resources available in the local market,” says Managing Director and Chairman Bob Percival. “Through the Sperry Van Ness® platform we can offer extended influence and leading edge technologies.”
For more information about Sperry Van Ness/Percival Partners, LLC, visit http://www.SVNPercivalPartners.com.
About Sperry Van Ness International Corporation
Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate brokerage franchisor, is one of commercial real estate’s most recognized brands, based on the annual Lipsey Survey. The SVN® Organization includes more than 180 locations in 200 markets. With headquarters in Boston, Mass., SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors provide brokerage, tenant representation, consultation, asset management, property management, and leasing, accelerated marketing and auction services. SVN Advisors represent clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina and land transactions, charter schools, corporate real estate, and medical offices. All SVNIC offices are independently owned and operated. For more information, go to http://www.svn.com.
Hong Kong (PRWEB) July 01, 2014
Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong has always been passionate about offering a comfortable stay for families where they can spend quality time together. With this vision in mind, Cosmopolitan Hotel launches its first-ever family-oriented campaign named Beyond Thoughtful – Family & Us, and under this campaign a series of new and exciting family-friendly amenities have been introduced. .
Cosmopolitan Hotel offers over three varieties of family rooms to suit a wide range of needs, which include Family Quad Rooms, Ocean Park Suite and Toy Suite. Guests staying at any of these rooms will be treated to a host of complimentary benefits. These include FUN-cation specials, such as premium body and skin care for kids, a mobile storybook library, PlayStation, special sweet treats, a welcome gift, free toys and educational bookmark.
“We want our family guests who stay with us to be able to experience a stay that is fun, entertaining, yet educational, that they wouldn’t normally experience in any other downtown hotels in Hong Kong. More so, all their kid’s needs are well taken care of the moment they check into their room. Our family package ensures all the families are treated with the finest family friendly amenities and every stay for the little VIPs is made unique and memorable with our heartwarming touches,” said Ms. Chan, the General Manager of Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong.
Cosy and Luxurious Family Quad Room with Two Double Beds to Fit Four
Measuring 32 square metres/340 square feet, Family Quad Rooms at Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong are specially designed to accommodate two adults and two children, with two double beds readily available in the room. For new parents, a pair of bed rails or a baby cot can be arranged upon request. Everything on a parent’s ‘to-pack’ list, we have it covered.
Staying at a Family Quad Room will entitle guests to a full range of kid amenities for kids if booked via the hotel’s official website. Extra features including free room upgrade to the newly renovated Grand Family Quad (applies to when booking a Family Quad Room and subject to availability), a complimentary toy, free in-room Premium Wi-Fi and free use of smart phone with 3G Internet, which comes with special features like interactive maps, Hong Kong city guide, a host of exciting discounts across the city and unlimited local and IDD calls to selected countries.
Award-winning Themed Suites – Ocean Park Suite and Toy Suites
Both the Ocean Park Suite and Toy Suite offer the same range of amenities for kids as the Family Quad Room and include a full range of FUN-cation specials. Measuring 48 square meters / 520 square feet, Cosmopolitan Hotel themed suites feature a spacious living room and dining room. The Ocean Park Suite includes three Ocean Park admission tickets (two adults and one child), an Ocean Park souvenir, and a round-trip limousine service to and from the Ocean Park; whilst the Toy Suite is designed in accordance to a mini playground with all kinds of toys and little gadgets to keep the little ones busy . All suites have stunning views of the city’s skyline and the race course.
Head-to-toe Pampering for the Little Ones
For parents, a quality family accommodation begins from the choice of bathroom amenities. Like every mother would care for their juniors, the hotel has specially handpicked only the best toiletries that would make for quite an enjoyable experience. The premium kid’s toiletry bag features an extensive range of skin and body care products that every mother would find useful. . These products have been designed in a way where babies with sensitive skin are also taken care of.
A An Enlightening Stay Infused with Educational Elements
There is never a dull moment when staying at Cosmopolitan Hotel as the kids will find plenty of educational and fun-filled activities to enjoy. For kids who love to read, the hotel has a Mobile Storybook Library with extensive storybook stories, delivered to the room on request, here kids will be able to choose their favourite titles and enjoy reading the books in the comfort of their room. An inspirational bookmark specially designed by a popular local designer will also be awarded to kids who love to read. There are several educational cards found in the room with each delivering a special message to remind kids about healthy habits even on vacation.
Endless Surprises and Free Treats For the Little Ones and Parents
Children love surprises and gifts. So every child arriving at the hotel will instantly be offered a snack box featuring all-time favourite snacks and healthy juices that a child would like from a friendly hotel staff. More sweet surprises are hidden in the room! Last but not least, the ever popular free-to-pick Toy-cart overflowing with all sorts of toys and gadgets is available to let the kids choose their favourite toy! All of these thoughtful perks will surely guarantee that little ones enjoy a stay full of pleasant surprises. Other in-room amenities include various TV channels for kids, Wii games, kid’s dental kit, bathrobe, slippers, baby bed rails and many more.
Impressive Presentation To Ignite A Joyful Stay
The presentation of the gift and amenities has been given much thought so that even the parents will find it heartwarming. More so, the hotel is also providing a point-to-point free shuttle bus for guests to 15 tourist destinations every day. The shuttle bus to Ocean Park is available every Friday to Sunday, and parents who purchase Ocean Park tickets at the hotel concierge will get to enjoy the ride for free!
Reservations for family rooms with value-added features are available from now till 31st December, 2014. To enjoy all of the fun features, make a booking via the official website of the hotel at http://www.cosmopolitanhotel.com.hk
Family-friendly Service and A Perfect Holiday Location For All Seasons
Besides the handpicked amenities and fun features, the hotel’s point-to-point free shuttle bus to 15 popular tourist locations, makes exploring city a breeze for families . Stanley market, Stanley beach, and The Peak are all within a 20 minute bus ride . A 15 minute walk will provide families with convenient access to yet another tourist hotspot – the Wan Chai Heritage Trail featuring 15 historical sites including Blue House, Wan Chai Market, Nam Koo Terrace and the Starstreet Precinct. The public bus stop is right at our doorstep ensuring easy access to Wan Chai, Admiralty, Wan Chai and further to the rest of Hong Kong. For a more relaxing tour on the island, a tram stop is available outside the hotel offering an affordable means of transport for travellers to experience the fascinating sights of the city and learn of the local culture.
About Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong
The award-winning 4-star Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong is situated amid Wan Chai and Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island giving its guests convenient access to all business, shopping and sightseeing locations. The hotel is a mere 8 minute walk from the subway station / Times Square and a 10 minute drive from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong offers 8 types of rooms and suites ranging up to 48 sq. m. The signature Deluxe Course View Room offers a breathtaking view of the horse racing grounds and sport field in front of the hotel. Complimentary shuttle bus service is available to 15 destinations via five routes and all rooms are equipped with 200Mbps ultra high speed Wi-Fi Internet. Other facilities include the He Jiang restaurant that serves Huai-yeung cuisine, the 3T Bar, a gym room and various meeting spaces.
Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong has been recognised by Michelin as being the most comfortable hotel for three years consecutively and is also the recipient of Certificate of Excellence for the years 2012 and 2013 by TripAdvisor. The recommendation accredits its outstanding service and soothing environment for global travelers. Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong is owned and managed by Dorsett Hospitality International and is a valuable member of WorldHotels.
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Commenting on winning the award Andrew says: “This is a great boost, as the business celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. I have worked here for six years and have been a director for just under a year. The first thing I did was enrol on the IoD director courses so that I would know what I was doing. I was really pleased to pass, especially when the IoD told me I was one of the top scoring directors.”
Arc Energy Resources was founded in 1994 by Andrew’s father, managing director Alan, and his mother Rosemary is also a director. Since joining the business Andrew has been working in a variety of roles, including procurement and scheduling, aiming to learn as much as he can about the firm. The company is a specialist in weld overlay cladding services, providing protection against corrosion and wear for equipment in the oil & gas, nuclear and processing industries. It is currently on target for a record year and has just signed a lease for larger premises. The expansion will include a dedicated research and development facility as well as plans to expand its involvement in the UK’s resurgent nuclear power industry.
The South West’s IoD Director of the Year Awards seek to highlight outstanding business people. They aim to celebrate achievements across the region, bring all parts of the enterprise community together and focus UK-wide attention on South West success.
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Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014
If a virus has got your goat, the sooner you know, the better. Especially if it’s the Caprine Arthritis-Encephalitis Virus (CAEV), which can spread undetected through a herd, reducing the milk production and lifespan of one of the most important farm animals in the developing world.
Creating a simple, inexpensive way for farmers to test their goats (or sheep, which are also susceptible) for CAEV is the goal of the first team of undergraduates from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to enter the undergraduate International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. iGEM is a global synthetic biology program that challenges students to create biological machines that work within living cells to produce a desired product or process.
CAEV is slow to cause visible symptoms, so it can hit many animals before a farmer knows the herd is infected. Animals sick from CAEV may develop severe joint pain that limits mobility, a potentially fatal pneumonia, or a deadly swelling of the brain. There is no cure or vaccine, so animals suspected of having CAEV are either isolated or destroyed. The virus can be transmitted through saliva, nasal discharge, and other excretions, and is often passed from mother to kid during nursing. Early detection would allow farmers to isolate infected animals before symptoms develop, thereby limiting the impact on their herds and their livelihood.
“This prestigious competition offers our students a wonderful opportunity to apply their understanding of biology and the tools of biotechnology to try to solve important problems,” said Joseph Duffy, PhD, associate professor and head of WPI’s Department of Biology and Biotechnology, co-advisor of the iGEM team.
This year 245 teams from around the world are competing in iGEM, including 82 teams from Asia, 67 from Europe, 14 from Latin America, and 82 from North America. Team projects cover a wide range of applications in food, nutrition, health, and medicine to environmental, energy, manufacturing, and information processing technologies. After working full-time all summer at their respective schools, the student teams will gather in the fall in Boston for the iGEM Giant Jamboree, where they will present their projects to panels of judges and compete for awards.
Teams start with a standard tool kit of more than 1,000 biological parts that iGEM calls BioBricks; these are mostly sequences of DNA known to do specific things in cells. The tool kit is drawn from iGEM’s Registry of Standard Biological Parts, which is like a hardware store for biotechnology product development. Teams begin with the same kit, but are encouraged to innovate and design new biological parts as their projects progress. Any new, functional BioBricks developed during the competition become part of the shared registry available for other teams to use.
“The concept is open-development, sharing information and ideas, so that all teams can benefit from the experiences of each other,” said Natalie Farny, PhD, assistant teaching professor of biology and biotechnology, the lead advisor for the iGEM team.
The WPI team members are Chloe LaJeunesse ’17 of Seal Beach, Calif., Corbyn Lamy ’15 of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Massachusetts residents Kayla DeSanty ’16 of Holden, Michael Giroux ’16 of Hubbardston, Shawna Henry ’15 of Lynn, and Alex Turland ’15 of North Reading. The team’s initial project is to create a biological system within the bacterium E. coli that will function as a rapid blood test for CAEV.
“We wanted to get the team started with a specific project, and given the goat’s importance in the developing world we saw this as a good fit,” Farny said. “But we also want the students to help shape the team’s work, so they are now looking to expand the scope and target a human virus that could be tested with the same technology.”
The WPI team held its first meeting on June 2 and will continue to work through the summer in laboratories at the Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park. Like all iGEM teams, they will post regular updates on their project at the team’s wiki, which is accessible at http://2014.igem.org/Team:WPI-Worcester.
About Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI’s talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university’s innovative Global Perspective Program. There are more than 35 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.
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Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
Ohio’s death rate due to unintentional drug poisonings increased 372 percent from 1999 to 2010, and the increase in deaths has been driven largely by prescription drug overdoses. On average, one person in Ohio dies from a drug overdose every five hours. In fact, drug overdoses have now surpassed traffic crashes as the leading cause of unintentional death. Therefore, on Saturday, June 21st, kickstands will rise across the state of Ohio for the Solace on the Solstice motorcycle rally, in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and stop this deadly epidemic in its tracks.
Motorcycle riders will begin their journeys in local communities throughout the state, then like the spokes of a wheel, come together in Central Ohio for a rally at A.D. Farrow Co. There will be fabulous food, exciting musical entertainment, fun games and activities for all ages, and a chance to win a brand-new Harley! Mixed in with the fun and entertainment will be important opportunities to learn about preventing and treating prescription drug abuse. Along with educational exhibitors from around the state, families who have lost loved ones to opiate misuse will be speaking out so that other families will not know the tragedy brought about by misusing and abusing prescription drugs.
No motorcycle, no problem! Regardless of how folks get there, the rally welcomes families and individuals of all ages. While there is still work to do, Drug Free Action Alliance and its regional partners Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati (Cincinnati), Cole’s Warriors/Family and Youth Initiatives (Springfield), SOLACE (Portsmouth) want to celebrate the great strides that have been made thus far in communities throughout Ohio.
The cost to participate in the motorcycle rally is $ 20 per rider, $ 10 per passenger (participants will receive an event T-shirt and lunch at A.D. Farrow Co.). There is no cost to attend the event at A.D. Farrow Co. All funds raised through Solace on the Solstice will support substance abuse prevention efforts. For more information, visit DrugFreeActionAlliance.org.
Drug-Free Action Alliance is a non-profit organization providing leadership to promote safe and drug-free communities throughout Ohio. Programs and initiatives include The GAP Network, Know!, Ohio Center for Coalition Excellence, Ohio College Initiative to Reduce High Risk Drinking, BUZZKILL, Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network, Ohio Youth Philanthropy Council and Parents Who Host, Lose The Most. Please visit http://www.DrugFreeActionAlliance.org for more information.
Drug Free Action Alliance wishes to recognize and thank Solace on the Solstice Founding Sponsor A.D. Farrow Co.
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Greensboro, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 22, 2014
The Memorial Day holiday is a time when Americans remember those fallen heroes who fought for freedom and sacrificed for their country. However, according to US veteran groups and government officials, some of the resting places of those brave men and women are not being treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
“It’s a pattern that you’re seeing across the country right now. You have cemeteries being expanded or added to with less or the same number of people caring for the ground. These are people who have defended our ideals. The way we treat and ultimately revere them in perpetuity is a message for tomorrow’s generation,” says Tim Tetz, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and former legislative director with the American Legion.
When people think of military or national cemeteries, Arlington National usually comes to mind, with its perfectly lined up headstones and well-cared for grave sites. Unfortunately, not all national cemeteries are being held to the same standards.
An audit by the National Cemetery Administration of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (NCA) of all its 3.2 million gravesites, revealed issues such as misplaced headstones or unmarked gravesites at several sites it managed, but concluded neglect to be more of an issue with smaller state, county and private cemeteries that contain the graves of service members. Crumbling headstones, overgrown weeds, debris, vandalism and theft were of most concern.
It’s a very real concern for the family of fallen veteran Calvin McCorkle of Mount Holly, North Carolina. According to his daughter Vanessa McCorkle, the cemetery where their father rests is waist high in weeds and in need of serious rehabilitation, “It’s sad, ridiculous and uncalled for.”
As a veteran, Kevin Knight, CEO of Knight Solutions and member of America’s leading executive roundtable, The C12 Group, agrees resting places for those who served their country should be given what he describes as shrine status, “Every headstone should be lined up straight, plumb, no matter which way you’re looking they’re straight and narrow, and the grounds are pristine, green…like a shrine.” Knight Solutions, based in Leesburg, Virginia, is one of the most sought after companies for restoring military cemeteries.
Knight solutions restores cemeteries from San Diego, Calif. to Long Island, N.Y. and works closely with the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) to identify military cemeteries in need of upkeep or renovation.
Before Knight took on his current mission, he pursued a much different career objective as a proud member of the US Army, but a training accident left him blind in his right eye. Despite the injury, Knight put himself through college and never gave up searching for a way to serve.
Knight grew up near Hampton National Cemetery in Hampton, Virginia. He said it was pretty obvious that the grounds were not in the best shape. That’s when Knight came up with a plan to build Knight Solutions. A company that would allow him to hire veterans to care for national cemeteries, “As a military guy, you want to take care of your fallen soldiers, you want to take care of your living soldiers.”
Recently, Knight was awarded the 2014 Small Businessperson of the Year Award by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Over the past three years, Knight Solutions’ annual revenues jumped from $ 1 Million to $ 16.3 Million. “Inc. 500″ named it among the fastest-growing private companies in America, and the city of Leesburg awarded Knight Solutions with the first-ever Veterans Affairs Award in 2012.
Knight says, “My faith is the cornerstone of everything that I do. It is because of Christ that keeps my vision and mission clear to want to assist in helping Veterans have meaningful employment and a better life.”
Kevin Knight is one of the newest members of the C12 Group in Northern Virginia, led by Curt Kemp, a retired Rear Admiral with the US Navy. The C12 Group, equipping CEOs and owners to build great businesses for a greater purpose, gives members a way to focus on the enormous benefits of bringing marketplace ministry to life.
To learn more about the C12 Group and how membership can help CEO’s and business owners improve financial and ministry performance in a meaningful way, visit http://www.C12Group.com.
About Knight Solutions
Founded in 2005, Knight Solutions, is an award winning General Contracting firm with over 100 employees in more than 15 locations nationwide. Knight Solutions is the first Leesburg based company to win the prestigious Veterans Affairs Business award. Knight Solutions is committed to employing U.S. Veterans as we focus our efforts on renovating national cemeteries throughout the United States.
About The C12 Group
The C12 Group is America’s leading executive roundtable for Christian CEOs and owners building great businesses for a greater purpose. C12 Members gather monthly for a unique, proven peer forum to engage in worthwhile continual learning, brainstorming, intentional accountability, and to share proven best practices, combined with eternal perspective. Members also receive monthly counsel through one-on-one sessions, an annual business review, and an online library of high-impact leadership tools. Founded in 1992 by Buck Jacobs, dedicated Christian author and CEO, C12’s mission is to change the world by bringing forth the Kingdom of God in the marketplace through the companies and lives of those He calls to run businesses for Him.
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BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
In honor of Armed Forces Week, Connecticut’s own Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation joins the nation in saluting the unparalleled service and bravery of America’s military forces. Fidelco recognizes the selfless sacrifices made by military personnel and their families – especially blinded veterans who can no longer see the stars and stripes for which they served.
For more than five decades, Fidelco’s elite German Shepherd Guide Dogs have helped Americans rejoin the fight of everyday life in a world that presumes the ability of everyone to see. And the demand for Fidelco’s life-changing guide dogs will continue long after current armed conflicts have ended.
Every seven minutes, someone in America becomes blind or visually impaired. There are more than 160,000 blind veterans now living in the United States, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. And 17 percent of military wounded returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer penetrating eye injuries from IEDs and other trauma, according to the American Foundation for the Blind.
“Armed Forces Week is another occasion for all citizens to honor the brave men and women who defend America,” said Fidelco CEO and Executive Director Eliot D. Russman. “For military personnel blinded in defense of our nation, the support they require continues long after the battlefield action ends. It takes two years, 15,000 hands-on hours and $ 45,000 to produce each Fidelco Guide Dog, and they are given to clients at no cost. Fidelco’s commitment to continue providing guide dogs depends upon its donors and volunteers who help us Share the Vision®.”
To support its mission and to honor America’s heroes, Fidelco launched its second annual “Field of Flags” tribute that will be unveiled at its annual Ride for Independence motorcycle fundraising event on Sunday, July 20th.
Fidelco’s commemorative display of American flags is dedicated to all heroes – those who are living and those who made the ultimate sacrifice – including mothers, fathers, sons and daughters, veterans, military branches of service, first responders and personal heroes like teachers and parents.
Each flag costs $ 10 and can be purchased today by visiting https://www.fidelco.org/honoryourhero. All proceeds directly support Fidelco’s mission. Honoree names will be included in the Field of Flags tribute.
About Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Bloomfield, CT. Fidelco is an internationally accredited organization and an admired expert throughout the world for its highly valued German Shepherd Guide Dogs.
Each Fidelco Guide Dog takes two years, 15,000 hands-on hours and $ 45,000 to produce. They are given to clients at no cost. Fidelco provides 24/7 client support for the entire working life of its guide dogs – typically 10 years. Fidelco relies solely on the generosity and financial support of individuals, foundations, corporations and civic organizations to help Share the Vision®.
Fidelco has trained and placed over 1,350 German Shepherd Guide Dogs throughout North America – in 41 states and five Canadian provinces. Fidelco pioneered In-Community Placement in the United States — a process that allows all guide dog users to be trained in the communities where they live and work.
Fidelco also has placed hundreds of its German Shepherd Dogs with law enforcement agencies, first responders, search and rescue, and missing child recovery organizations to help protect our fellow citizens and keep our communities safe. For more information visit http://www.fidelco.org.