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New App Launches to Change Mobile Reading Experience

New App Launches to Change Mobile Reading Experience

For centuries, authors and readers have been separated. One wrote in private, while the other, often months or years later, read in private. Now, a new app has launched that harnesses the power of social media, giving authors and readers new functionality to engage with the content, other readers and the author. The Snippet app for iOS devices pays homage to another aspect of social media by adding a length constraint similar to Twitter.

The new platform allows authors to publish as many 1,000 word or less chapters to their Snippet, and utilize iOS multimedia tools for adding audio, video, photo slideshows and more. This shorter format makes Snippets both quick to read and quick to publish. The entire reading and publishing experience becomes social and connects the writer to the reader like never before, all within the mobile device.

Taylor Morrison Now Offering Communities in Elk Grove and Newcastle

Taylor Morrison Now Offering Communities in Elk Grove and Newcastle

The greater Sacramento area’s real estate market continues to improve in 2013, according to a recent survey by DataQuick, home prices are up and inventory is near its lowest point in more than five years. Taylor Morrison plans to help provide home shoppers more choices by launching two new communities in Elk Grove and Newcastle.

Barcelos at Madeira is Taylor Morrison’s newest Elk Grove community. Barcelos offers an all-new collection of single and two-story home designs ranging in size from 2,426 to 3,600 square feet with three to five bedrooms and up to 3.5 baths. Each Barcelos home boasts a gourmet kitchen with center island overlooking the adjoining family room and may include a bonus room or loft. The homes also offer three-car garages, optional guest suites and even Casitas. Barcelos is expected to Grand Open in early June, but is currently selling from Taylor Morrison’s Mirabela sales office and currently offering special pre-model pricing from the high $300,000s.

Life Connect & Alarm Alliance Team Up For Kids

Life Connect & Alarm Alliance Team Up For Kids

Local Businesses Work To Secure Homes Along With Children’s Futures

Local entrepreneur Max Woodford owner of Life Connect Advantage has teamed up with Dick Chappel CEO of Alarm Alliance Of Sacramento to help support National Child Abuse Prevention Month efforts while assisting area families in securing their homes. They are contributing $50.

MrAndrewBradley Communications Launches in Roseville

MrAndrewBradley Communications Launches in Roseville

Andrew Bradley has launched his own public relations company, MrAndrewBradley Communications, based in Roseville, Calif. He will continue to work as an independent contractor with his former employer, AugustineIdeas, and their clients.

Placer Business Tweetup to Host Networking Event at Von Housen Mercedes Benz of Rocklin

Placer Business Tweetup to Host Networking Event at Von Housen Mercedes Benz of Rocklin

Placer Business Tweetup will host their 23rd networking event on Tuesday, March 19 at Von Housen Mercedes Benz of Rocklin from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Placer Business Tweetup community has established itself as one of the more progressive business communities in the area with a focus on keeping business social, and on building strong relationships both in-person and through social media.

The event, which already has nearly 100 RSVPs, will hold a giveaway for an iPad® from Von Housen Mercedes Benz of Rocklin. The value of the tweetups goes far beyond the chance to win prizes though, as a result of previous Placer Business Tweetups new jobs have been created, businesses have started and business partnerships have grown.

Kelli’s Cookies Teams Up With Dirtbusters Car Wash For Kids

Kelli’s Cookies Teams Up With Dirtbusters Car Wash For Kids
  Commemorative Cookie & Car Wash Cash Help Fuel The Cause   Kelli’s Cookies in Roseville will be launching their commemorative National Child Abuse Prevention Cookie during a fund raising car wash Saturday March 16th at Dirtbusters (3995 Douglas Blvd. Roseville,CA. 95661)from 10 A.M.-6 P.M.

Community 1st Bank Appoints Peter Raffetto to Board of Directors

Community 1st Bank Appoints Peter Raffetto to Board of Directors

Community 1st Bank has announced the addition of longtime banking executive Peter Raffetto to the Bank’s Board of Directors.

Raffetto grew up in Auburn, graduated from Placer High School, and earned a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance at University of California, Berkeley.

He enjoyed an extensive and prestigious banking career in the Sacramento region that spanned more than 35 years.

“We are honored to welcome someone of Peter Raffetto’s stature to Community 1st Bank. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the banking industry to our Board,” said Robert Haydon, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“This is an exciting time to join the Board at Community 1st Bank, a challenging time for the banking industry and the market I served through my entire banking career,” Raffetto said.