Wishing for Wheels: Local NAPA AutoCare Centers Join Forces

CulverBOISE, ID: In what ways could we come together and have a positive impact in our community? What could we accomplish together that we could not do alone? Those questions and others were discussed and answered at a recent meeting of the NAPA AutoCare Business Development Group. The coalition of nine auto services providers, including Garry’s Automotive, Christian Brothers, State Street Auto Repair, Dr. Floyd’s Garage, Maz-Tech Automotive, and Heritage Auto Repair, has participated in Wishing for Wheels projects in the past.

These projects look different each time, but have a common thread. “We combine our resources to reach beyond what any one of us could do alone, to help a person or group in need that could not afford the repairs required to stay on the road,” wrote Tony Zanders of Heritage Auto Repair in Meridian. Zanders was recently presented with such an opportunity. Travis Culver is a local media personality who worked for a time at 89.5FM KTSY. He was a worship pastor at a local church, and recently has been developing a cable TV program called Love Where You Live. His livelihood is directly connected to his skills as a communicator. In September, at 39 years old, he heard these words, “It doesn’t look good. It appears you have cancer.”

“As a young father and husband, Culver is now faced with the traumatic realization that the tumors found in his brain after multiple MRI’s will affect his career, his family and his very life. He has been diagnosed as Stage 4,” Zanders said.  “He has been subjected to extensive procedures, chemotherapy, and surgeries; as well as the resulting physical challenges each of those present. Last week Culver brought his truck over for service with these instructions: Let’s go ahead and fix all those things you mentioned a while ago.”

NAPA Right SizeCulver’s vehicle had multiple maintenance concerns and necessary repairs. “He wants to fix them all,” Zanders said. “Having a personal relationship with him, I asked him what his goal was for this repair.” Through tears, Culver said he just wants to take his family camping again, and not have to worry about his truck. The cost was more than $4000, and members from NAPA AutoCare Business Development Group donated all of the necessary work.

The community is also pitching in to help the Culver family:

How can you help? Donate today at the GofundMe page for Travis Culver at: https://www.gofundme.com/2s4mjpx8?ssid=805926671&pos=1. The Boise NAPA AutoCare Centers are a group of independent and family owned businesses. They co-op the cost to market together and bring you special offers available at their select autocare centers.  More information about NAPA AutoCare Business Development Group is available at http://napaautorepairboise.com/

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An Insert For Every Need In Boise, Idaho

supergreensolutions-of-alpharetta-ga-images-2-4-1442321254JR Smith lives in a  bungalow outside a major American city, just 2 ½ blocks from the train tracks, which is how the kit home was delivered 92 years ago. He loves his home’s four-over-one windows with wavy leaded glass but he wanted to make them more energy efficient.

He also wanted to sleep. And he wanted privacy in his bathroom. He used various grades of Indow inserts to make the 1923 windows of his home work for him in a way that didn’t damage their historic integrity. The changes were immediate and dramatic. For starters, his utility bills dropped $100 a month even though he made no other energy efficiency changes. And while he hadn’t been trying to block the train noise, the Indow inserts made his home much quieter, muffling the full-blown whistles from the commuter rail and the Amtrak trains.

“The Indow inserts are absolutely fantastic,” he said. “The exterior noise has been reduced and my utility bill has gone down $100 a month.”

But the differences didn’t stop there. JR used to live in Sicily, Italy where blackout blinds were installed as standard features in bedrooms. In trying to replicate that experience, he bought blackout curtains from the hardware store and taped velcro to the window frame to supergreensolutions-of-alpharetta-ga-images-3-4-1442321289get a good seal against the light but it wasn’t 100 percent.

Retired from the military, JR has a tendency to wake early, so any light coming in the windows means rise and shine at 5:30 a.m. He wanted to sleep until 7 a.m. “If there’s a ray of light coming in the window, I’m up,” he said. Before going to bed, he swaps the transparent Standard Grade Indow insert for an Indow Sleep Panel, which provides the same level of energy efficiency but makes the room pitch black so the early morning rays don’t wake him. In the morning, he swaps them out again. For his bathroom he bought the translucent Privacy Grade so it’s light-filled without the need for curtains. “I’m an all-around happy camper.”

SuperGreen Solutions is excited to offer Indow inserts in the Boise area because they provide replacement window comfort, window energy efficiency, sun/UV protection and quiet windows, but not window replacement cost. Indow inserts also provide superior window noise reduction, outperforming the performance of many noise reduction windows.

If you are looking for storm windows , Idaho homeowners, then consider the Indow solution. Indow storm window inserts are an interior storm window that is easier, more attractive and provides greater performance than traditional storm windows.

Indow window inserts also provide excellent window noise reduction. Learn more about Indow window noise reduction.

 

Velocity Signs attract attention to your business in a creative way

 “I had a 20% lift in units per thousand (Mighty Wings) when using Velocity Signs compared to my other restaurants without their sign waving machines. Then in the sustaining period we kept 50% of the lift compared to 30% or less in the other restaurants. I couldn’t be happier with the results and immediately purchased additional sign waving machines from Velocity Signs.”

– Neal (Owner and National Advertising Board Member, McDonald’s)

lsVelocity Signs (Granted United States Patent) are battery operated, portable, and durable sign waving machines designed to attract attention to your business in a creative way.  Their diamond plate lock box base protects the battery and charging system that can be plugged into any standard outlet overnight.  Velocity Signs sit on two wheels with a sturdy handle that can be easily moved around inside and outside of your business or to/from your event.  You don’t have to worry about Velocity Signs calling in sick, showing up late, getting injured, or needing a break.  They are built with industrial grade material and have been been tested running non-stop in extreme weather conditions.  Velocity Signs double sided sign waving technology provide a unique sign movement that captures the attention of anyone passing by your business or event and visible from 360 degrees.  Your creative signs are easily attached and removed using industrial grade Velcro strips.  They are an affordable and effective direct response marketing tool that provide a quick return on investment.  Velocity Signs come with tailored to satisfy your specific business needs.

“In the first month (June) of using Velocity Signs, my sales were up by 10% and the market was down. This is the most cost effective and results driven advertising we have done. I have recommended Velocity Signs to other Subway franchise owners. – Farhad (Owner, Subway)

Draw even more attention to your sign with our Velocity Signs mannequin.  You can dress up the mannequin (male or female) in designer clothing, a uniform, a mascot, and/or any other creative costume that is a match for your business/industry.  Velocity Signs mannequins come with a specially designed platform that attaches to the back of the machine, safely securing your mannequin.  When the sun sets and other businesses are lost in the dark, Velocity Signs high powered LED lighting system keeps people focused on your business and your message!  Equipped with a photoelectric sensor, as the sun sets, your lights turn on automatically (coming soon).  Are you worried about someone stealing your Velocity Sign?  Have us install a GPS chip in your Velocity Signs that you can track through a web based software and/or mobile application (coming soon).  If your machine moves outside of a designated area, you will be notified by email, text message, and/or phone call of the exact location where your Velocity Signs can be found.  If you’re worried about your Velocity Signs breaking down or becoming damaged, upgrade your 90 day manufacturer’s warranty to a 1 year warranty…we will send someone out to your business to fix or replace your machine for free!

Most businesses pay off their Velocity Signs in less than two weeks with the new revenue they generate as a result of their Velocity Signs!  Most successful businesses invest 10% of their gross sales back into marketing.  Purchase your Velocity Signs machine and watch your sales increase by an average 15%!

Jump start your business by investing in a Velocity Signs and watch your business sales grow exponentially

VELOCITY SIGNS AT-A-GLANCE

  • Weather Proof:  Use in the rain, snow, and extreme heat! hr20block
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  • Long Lasting:  Runs non-stop 60 + hours and rechargeable in 8 hours!
  • Reliable: Won’t call in sick, show up late, need a break, or get injured!
  • Effective: Direct response advertising that will increase sales by an average 15% (ask about our client success stories)!
  • Interchangeable: All of our machines are designed and pre-wired to add our LED lights and/or mannequin packages.
  • Affordable: Low monthly payment options (as low as $55/month) with a quick return on investment!
  • Portable: Easy grab handle and rubber dolly wheels for easy transportation!
  • Highly Visible: 2 signs are visible from 360 degrees and lights up in the dark!
  • Removable Signs: Easily attach and remove your signs with Velcro Strips!
  • Creative: Design your own signs and/or dress up your own mannequin!
  • Unique: Stands out from all of the advertising messages you receive every day…TV, radio, flags, banners, direct mail, email, text messages, internet advertising, social media, and more!
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All Velocity Signs come with a 1 year limited manufacturer’s warranty against defects in materials or workmanship of all parts (motor, arms/bearings, battery, switches, fuse, wheels, and boxing units) under normal wear and tear. Our chargers come with a 5 year limited manufacturers warranty.

Case Study: Indow Windows Are Your Solution When Double-Pane Windows Fail

Scott Knapp and his wife built their house on Lake Ontario themselves. They bought new wood double-panes from a huge, reputable window company to make their home warm and snug. It was a company, Scott says, that “sells them by the boatload.

But to the couple’s surprise, the windows were drafty right from the start. And Chaumont, New York can get cold, sometimes minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Scott asked the company for new seals and received several pieces made of vinyl, weatherstripping and felt, but none of it worked to eliminate the drafts.

As a home performance contractor, Scott had done a super job of insulating the house but the faulty new windows stumped him. He wasn’t about to replace them since they were brand new, so he bought insulating blinds as a stop gap measure until he could figure out a solution. He and his wife were cold that first winter in their new house and couldn’t even watch television in the main living room.

“Heck, you would expect 20 years out of a new window,” said Scott. “You expect they would last longer. They’re nice windows as far as looks go, but functional? No.”

He found Indow inserts, which immediately solved the problem. His wife, who is sensitive to drafts, told him, “There’s a huge difference in here.” Scott used his thermal imaging gun to see the difference he and his wife could both feel. It showed the window with an Indow insert was 23 degrees warmer than the one without. The inserts took care of the condensation problem on the windows and the boiler for the heater doesn’t have to run as much to heat the home. “The changes in the home were just short of amazing,” said Scott. He liked them so much he is now an Indow dealer helping to make others more comfortable around the region.

 

 

SuperGreen Solutions Opens Boise Idaho Store

Logo OneWith a product range that appeals to energy conscious buyers builders and homeowners, SuperGreen Solutions has arrived in Boise!

The store is constantly updated with new products and services for many applications to meet the exponential demand.

Get a Home Energy Assessment!

Do you have questions on how to make your home or perhaps your business into a environmentally friendly space? SuperGreen Solutions Boise can help to guide you. Stop in at 1503 S. Broadway
Boise, ID 83706 and talk to a specialist. (208) 297-5029.

Tax Rebates & Incentives: The government as well as municipal entities offer extensive tax incentives to individuals and businesses thus making it easier than ever. Ask us how you can take full advantage of these incentives.

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Domestic and Commercial Energy-Efficient Solutions: Having been in the Energy Efficiency industry for over 18 years, the founders of SuperGreen Solutions have established a solid reputation spanning three continents. Our unique position is centered around the expansion of products available to the general public and in the creation and sustainability of energy through cost-saving solutions.

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SuperGreen Solutions leads the North American market as premier advisors, suppliers and installers of domestic and commercial energy efficient solutions, making us truly a ‘one stop energy efficient solution shop’. Having been in the Energy Efficiency industry for over 18 years the founders have established a solid reputation spanning 3 continents. They are different because they look at energy creation and energy saving from a holistic point of view, to provide our clients with total solutions.

Competitive Pricing:  To ensure their company’s competitive pricing edge, SuperGreen Solutions is backed by, and linked to an international buying group including Allsafe Energy Efficient Products of Australia, Green Power Solutions of USA and Australia and the USA’s United Franchise Groups 1400+ stores.

goal zero logo This power in numbers enables the best brands at the right price, as our long term goal is to save you and your clients energy and money. They take pride in using North American made products wherever possible. They take delight in demonstrating that best practice does not necessary translate into higher costs and show that neutral costing or positive revenue can be achieved.

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Such outcomes are achieved through sound consideration of elements including:

The client brief of the nature of the building and how it will be interacted with, along with construction materials, aspect and orientation. A long term perspective is taken with cost of installation vs cost of future operation, over laid with workplace health and safety considerations. Using our strength of understanding in our field we are able to achieve the best outcomes through the provision of alternative choices that meet the identified need.

As long term suppliers of energy efficient products, they are acutely aware of the environment and performance requirements sought within this region. Just as the region and the needs of our client base are diverse, so too is their product range. What never alters is that our product range has been selected based on quality, reputation, proven performance and an underlying preference to products that are American made.

Find a clear path to significant improvement with Frank White

bannertwoFrank White International is focused on management consulting, management development, management training, sales development, sales training, business and executive coaching, business start-ups as well as business turnarounds. We have trained over 2000 business managers, executives, leaders and entrepreneurs and have trained over 10,000 sales people and sales managers.
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From his website: “We offer one on one coaching as well as group coaching to individuals, business owners, business/corporate executives, beginning and seasoned entrepreneurs. We have a developed sales training series of workshops as well as management development and team development programs. We are often called upon to develop custom sales training programs specific to our clients needs including specific product sales presentation development and training. We can facilitate weekly or monthly business leadership trainings or events.”

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Brett Labit of Local Impact Zone Endorses Frank White

“I have had the great pleasure and benefit of working with Frank on a continuing basis. Frank has brought tremendous value to our organization and continues to do so. He is an excellent strategic planner, organizer, leader, negotiator and mentor. Frank has great ability to look at a company from several angles and find a clear path to significant improvement. I am honored to work with him.”

 – Brett Labit, CEO Local Impact Zone

Frank is the founder of F.A. White & Associate and Frank White International, originally founded in 1985 in San Francisco, California. Frank became a Forum Master Trainer and Coach 1989. He was a Founding Member of Impact, International Association of Consultants, Trainers and Coaches and is a member of National Association of Accountants.

Frank successfully opened and assisted in the opening of over 400 businesses in 14 industries, throughout the United States and Asia. He has trained and coached over 2000 executives, managers, entrepreneurs as well as trained over 10,000 sales people, sales leaders, sales managers in a variety of industries.

As a nationally recognized and sought after Motivational Speaker and Trainer, Frank has a national reputation for business turn arounds as well new business start-ups. Frank’s programs include workshops, paid master mind groups, and seminars that include sales training, management development, leadership training, sales performance excellence, motivational management and leadership as well as customized workshops. He has had an extensive corporate career where he was key in the development of 5 regional and national retail chains, serving as President for 4 of the 5.

In his spare time he is involved in theater and various charities. Frank currently resides in Boise, Idaho.

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