Monday, October 9, 2006

Speak Shop Announces “It’s not you, it’s me” Breakup Award

Speak Shop Announces “It’s not you, it’s me” Breakup Award

Online Spanish tutoring provider honors happy former clients

Portland, OR, (PRWEB) June 9, 2010

Speak Shop (http://www. speakshop. com), the award-winning provider of live online Spanish classes and certified B Corp (http://www. bcorporation. net)(for benefit company), is pleased to announce the Speak Shop Breakup Award. The award recognizes enthusiastic, happy customers who have stopped taking lessons with Speak Shop.

The idea was inspired by “breakup” emails from customers who were excited about achieving their goals and ready to move on. Cindy Cooper, Co-founder, says, “We get very nice notes from customers who are about to close their accounts that basically say, ‘It’s not you, it’s me….’ I thought: We should have an award.”

Kara, a busy medical resident in Florida, is the first Breakup Award winner. Her breakup note said: “I hold Speak Shop in high regard and truly value the services you offer. I am now able to communicate with my Spanish-speaking patients.” She added, “You offer an invaluable service, especially to medical personnel and students. The classes are affordable and extremely flexible. Speak Shop has offered me the ability to fit Spanish classes into my very hectic and unpredictable schedule. I have been able to develop a personal relationship with my teacher, Aracely, who is in Guatemala. In addition to improving my grammar, she has helped me understand cultural issues which are very pertinent to my Latin American patients.” Kara will receive a Speak Shop t-shirt and lifelong thanks.

Speak Shop is a social mission business, created to make it easy to take live Spanish lessons online and to provide fair wages to language teachers in impoverished countries. For about $10 per lesson, customers use their computers to meet face-to-face with their Spanish tutor at their convenience. Speak Shop teachers are Spanish instruction specialists living in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Speak Shop enables them to operate their own tutoring business, set their own rates and hours and connect with customers all over the world.

Many of Speak Shop’s former customers return to brush up, or even travel to Central America to take lessons in person. “Even after they reach their goals and a comfort level with the language, our best customers continue meeting with their tutors,” says Founder and CEO Clay Cooper. “Working with a teacher who is completely focused on their needs, they learn more quickly, and they have fun. The fun factor is usually a big change from the methods they’ve tried in the past. It’s motivating for them and rewarding for us.”

About Speak Shop
Speak Shop is a certified B Corp (for benefit company) founded in 2004 to increase access to cross-cultural foreign language education and to generate fair wage businesses for people in developing countries. Speak Shop charges students a membership fee of $9.99 to $39.99 per month depending on the number of lessons they plan to take. Speak Shop makes it possible to learn Spanish online with live Spanish tutors in Latin America. Customers (i. e. Spanish students) schedule, purchase and take one-on-one Spanish lessons by webcam. Connected to a world market and empowered as micro-entrepreneurs, tutors move from poverty to prosperity. Customers are able to take personalized, cross-cultural, conversational Spanish lessons at their convenience using a computer and high speed Internet connection. For more details visit http://www. speakshop. com (http://www. speakshop. com/).


"Second Chance" Sale Keeps Summer Sizzling at SuperClubs Resorts

"Second Chance" Sale Keeps Summer Sizzling at SuperClubs Resorts

Don't miss your second chance to save this summer with SuperClubs. SuperClubs is inviting travelers to extend their summer vacation with its "Second Chance" promotion, good for travel now until August 31. Book by July 31, and soak up the Caribbean savings with up to 50 percent off regular rates at Hedonism Resorts and select Breezes all inclusive resorts. Hurry, this second chance sale won't last long!

Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) July 1, 2008 -

Don't miss your second chance to save this summer with SuperClubs. SuperClubs is inviting travelers to extend their summer vacation with its "Second Chance" promotion, good for travel now until August 31. Book by July 31, and soak up the Caribbean savings with up to 50 percent off regular rates at Hedonism Resorts and select Breezes all inclusive resorts (http://www. superclubs. com). Hurry, this second chance sale won't last long!

Caribbean Refresher
Fall asleep to the gentle murmur of the waves outside your deluxe Oceanview room, or ease stress and tension with a 30-minute massage at the Spa. You'll return to your daily routine completely refreshed after some much needed Caribbean-style R&R. Rates at Breezes Bahamas, which recently underwent a $10 million refresher of its own, start at $163 per night.

Breezes Runaway Bay has the best SCUBA and golf in Jamaica. With the world famous Canyon wall only 200 yards from the beach; divers can enjoy the beauty of the ocean. On land there are 27 acres to explore, couples and families (14 years and older) can enjoy top-quality facilities, golf at the 18-hole PGA championship course, a state of the art gym, and a myriad other land and water sports activities. In addition to fine cuisine, unlimited cocktails, and Breezes' trademark trapeze workshop, the Super-Inclusive package offers superb value that includes just about everything - even tips! Rates at this all inclusive resort (http://www. superclubs. com) start at $150 for a Premium room.

Single and Loving It
The world-renowned Hedonism Resorts are offering some scintillating reasons to head down to Jamaica. Come experience life's ultimate guilty pleasure, only without the guilt since it's never too soon to go Hedonistic. Not to be overshadowed by the original Hedonism II, its sister resort Hedonism III has everything that made Hedonism II the world's most notorious resort - and more! The adults-only playgrounds, located in Negril and Runaway Bay, start at $156 per person per night.

For more information, to make reservations or to learn about SuperClubs' specials and resorts, visit www. SuperClubs. com, call 1-800-GO-SUPER (467-8737), or contact your local travel agent.


New Years Eve Philadelphia City Rhythm Orchestra, Voted Best of Philly Dance Band Rings in the New Year

New Years Eve Philadelphia City Rhythm Orchestra, Voted Best of Philly Dance Band Rings in the New Year

Philadelphia’s Best of Philly “Dance Party Band” City Rhythm Orchestra Performing New Year’s Eve at Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia. Dancing, Champagne, Dinner to Ring in the New Year. Fireworks at Midnight on Penn’s Landing Be part of it.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 29, 2009 –

Don’t miss this opportunity to ring in 2010 with the City Rhythm Orchestra. The party starts in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in historic Old City, Philadelphia.

Dance the night away to the sounds of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Swing, Motown and Classic Rock. The evening includes a hors d’oeuvre reception, four-course gourmet dinner, entertainment & dancing, party favors and a champagne toast to ring in the New Year. The Sheraton Society Hill provides a spectacular view of the fireworks on Penn’s Landing at midnight.

This is the 9th Annual New Year’s Eve party with the City Rhythm Orchestra which features three vocalists and twelve musicians. The City Rhythm Orchestra has been dazzling audiences for many years with their distinctive style and sound - stellar horns, a rockin' rhythm section and versatile vocalists create an extraordinary experience. Their wide range of music awards including being repeatedly honored in both Pop/Rock and Jazz/Swing Categories, as well as receiving the coveted Best of Philly Award for Dance Band.

City Rhythm has produced five highly praised CDs and their music has been included on numerous record compilations for both US and European labels. City Rhythm has just returned from sell-out performances in the Amalfi Coast and Rome, Italy. The Italian tour was widely popular with both travelling Americans and locals in both cities.

Locally in Pennsylvania City Rhythm has performed for many events including the Governor’s Ball, Philadelphia Magazine Events, numerous funding charity balls. Start 2010 off in style and celebrate with your friends at the New Year’s Eve Party with the City Rhythm Orchestra. Tickets are only $129.95, plus tax & gratuity.

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Destination Wedding Travel Launches Destination Weddings Tip Site at LifeTips. com

Destination Wedding Travel Launches Destination Weddings Tip Site at LifeTips. com

Destination Wedding Travel is now the exclusive destination weddings sponsor in the LifeTips network.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 8, 2006

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