During a recent tour of the Foundation for Blind Children’s facility, Republic West Remodeling discovered an outdated kitchen. The kitchen is an important training area where adults with vision loss learn how to maintain an independent and functional life. Along with its team of employees, vendors and trade partners, Republic West Remodeling has volunteered to remodel and update the entire kitchen space. This kitchen remodeling project will include a complete redesign of the kitchen, new cabinetry and countertops, two new islands, all new appliances, new flooring, new paint, a separate area for employees, and additional space to entertain, hold meetings and conduct other functions. “We are extremely honored to participate in the Foundation for Blind Children’s Give-Back program,” said Jim Weisman, owner of Republic West Remodeling, a leading Phoenix home remodeling company. “By providing a completely remodeled kitchen to the foundation, we hope we can help better serve the needs of those with vision loss.” “We’re also very grateful the foundation has agreed to dedicate the new kitchen facility to our long-time CFO, Randy Albers, who succumbed to a sudden illness in August 2014,” continued Weisman. “In the late 1980’s, Randy was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Although Randy needed to be in a wheel chair from that day forward, he did not let his misfortune affect his ability to lead a productive life. “Randy was a big part of the Republic West Remodeling family for almost 10 years,” added Weisman. “We cannot think of a better tribute than to name the foundation’s new kitchen after this wonderful man.” Founded in 1952, the Foundation for Blind Children is the largest non-profit blind agency in the United States serving the blind and visually impaired of all ages, from birth to currently 102 years old. In the state of Arizona, the foundation serves over 2,000 people of all ages and teaches in more than 30 Maricopa County school districts. The foundation a wide range of services and programs to assist students from infancy through adulthood. Examples include infant services, preschool, elementary education, itinerant education services, adaptive recreation, family support services, custom braille and large print transcription, assistive technology services, low vision clinic and teen work/college prep. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Foundation for Blind Children’s website at https://www.seeitourway.org/ About Republic West Remodeling Republic West Remodeling is a leading specialist of home improvement in Phoenix, offers the highest quality home remodeling services including kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and outdoor living spaces. Jim Weisman founded the company in 2011 after co-founding Republic West in 1995.
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Dhani Jones wants to groom the next Steve Jobs at University of Cincinnati – Story
“We have to create environments where they want to come together.” Ono told WCPOhe is interested in UClooking more deeply into the project. “Identification of space is important,” Ono said. “I’m supportive of thinking through those these kind of opportunities. Dhani is certainly an energetic personality.” The idea would be a fraternity of sorts that would shift from a fraternity’s function of networking with alumni and establishing social relationships to one that is inclusive of men and women from all walks of life devoted solely to developing marketable ideas for new products and services, he said. Jones alreadyhas made his vision a reality at University of Michigan, his alma mater, where he and fellow investors bought and renovated an off-campus house called Shift Creator Space that four students and an adviser occupy. More than 40 other entrepreneurs out of 300 applicants won access to the house, where they meet with venture capitalists and veteran entrepreneurs and participate in workshops and field trips to see successful ventures in action. Students brainstorm about their ventures at Shift Creator Space off campus at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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The Mouse That Roared – News – Architectural Record
Bernstein Image courtesy Grounds for Sculpture Michael Graves Denver Central Library Assessing the legacy of Michael Graves is no small task. During a 50-year career, Graves has completed so many projects that the current retrospective at Grounds for Sculpture (an indoor-outdoor art park near Trenton, New Jersey) requires several buildings. Some parts of the exhibition are organized by decadestarting with the all-white houses of the 1970s and ending with the anything-but-white buildings of recent decades; others are arranged by category (toasters alone could fill a room, salad bowls get a large vitrine, and canes form a jaunty tableau); and still others, by clientTarget, Disney, JCPenney, and the two companies that underwrote the exhibition, Alessi and Kimberly-Clark. In short, Graves has more types of projects than most architects have projects. Image courtesy Grounds for Sculpture Michael Graves Swid Powell Big Dripper —– Advertising —– The fecundity is particularly poignant for this reviewer, who studied under Graves in the late 1970s. At the time, he had built practically nothinga kitchen addition near the Princeton campus, completed for $22,000, was a big deal back then. There was no sign of the torrent of creativity to come, nor could anyone have predicted that Graves would continue to thrive after two apparent setbacks: the decline of post-modernism, which could have dragged him under, and an infection that left him paralyzed from the waist down.
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