Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 7

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International Norwegian Celebrity Fragrance and Handbag Designer Geir Ness, on Fall/Winter Tour

International Norwegian fragrance, handbag designer and entrepreneur Geir Ness, is on a Fall/Winter personal appearance tour schedule.

Meet and greet Geir Ness, on the Fall and Winter Personal appearance tour in your area.

Geir Ness in Norway

Geir Ness in Norway

Geir is showcasing his newest handbag design at Nordstrom in these major cities.

October 25, Brea Mall, Brea, CA,
November 22 at Fashion Valley, San Diego, CA,
December 13 at Merrick Park, Coral Gables, FL.
Ness will feature a limited supply of handbags. Folks are encouraged to arrive early since the handbags sell out in minutes. Ness will autograph his award winning fragrance Laila bottles and conduct photo opportunities for the crowd.

In addition to the new handbag design, Ness has created a Skin of Norway complete line of skin care products that include six secrets for natural, anti-aging skin care. The Skin of Norway line contains veritable cell-life cocktails designed to maintain healthy skin. The reviews of the new skin care line have been phenomenal!
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Photo courtesy Laila website: http://www.laila.com/

With a compelling rags-to-riches story, Ness has utilized his talents to elevate his specialty fragrance as one of the top sellers at not only Nordstrom’s nationwide, but in Walt Disney World Theme Park and Disney Cruises as well. With an impressive roster of celebrities sporting his premier line of fragrances Laila and Geir Ness; both captivated an exclusive international audience while maintaining popularity through superb sales at high-profile boutiques across the globe.

Elite guests at the MTV, Tony and Grammy Awards are often offered as part of their gift baskets Ness’ ever-popular swag-handbags. Products offered by Ness are always adored as his ever- expanding collection has grown from amazing fragrances to deodorants, soaps, body creams, beauty treatments, and handbags. Annually, Ness’s exclusive handbag collection is an anticipated item as he launches a new handbag each year.

Frequently appearing as featured guests on many television and radio morning shows, Ness has paved his way into a true inspiration and aspiration for designers.

Geir Ness is available for exclusive interviews.

For further information contact: maryi@sassybworldwide.com

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BomBoard WaterKart Participated in the International Jet Sports Boating 2014 World Finals

Bomboard participated in the successful 33rd Annual International Jet Sport Boating Association (“IJSBA”) 2014 World Finals that took place in Lake Havasu, AZ, October 4 – 12, 2014.

Anders Stubkjaer, COO and CFO of Bomboard LLC stated, “It was great to experience the Jet Ski enthusiast community. We got lots of ideas on how to refine our prototype for production and for how to get race performance”.

John West discusses the BomBoard features with IJSBA visitors

John West discusses the BomBoard features with IJSBA visitors

The newest Bomboard prototype showed off its features to an enthusiastic crowd. Plans are already underway for next year’s event. IJSBA is pleased to announce that the 34th annual World Finals will take place from October 3-11, 2015.

More info can be found here: http://www.ijsba.com/
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About BomBoard LLC:
BomBoard LLC has developed the world’s only modular, high performance watercraft that fits in the back of a car and is offering it at the world’s lowest price of $3,495. BomBoard anticipates unit deliveries to start in the spring of 2015.
Further information can be found at the Bomboard website: http://bomboard.com/ and http://bomboard.com/investors/

For more information and investment inquiries contact: Anders Stubkjaer – COO / CFO, BomBoard LLC, Office: 847-496-4385; AStubkjaer@bomboard.com

For media inquiries contact: maryi@sassybworldwide.com
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The Bomboard management team is available for exclusive interviews XXXX

Sassy B Worldwide Productions sponsors second BIBO Tour in Chicago

Over 100 guests gathered to partake in the second Beauty In Beauty Out Tour in Chicago at Catalyst Ranch on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Guests were treated to delectable appetizers by Chef David Blackmon, http://www.chefdavidblackmon.com/. An operatic piece was performed by the very talented Miss Illinois 2014, Marisa Bucheit. Guests enjoyed a wonderful dance performance by Rickey & Grace. Laini Marisa opened the ceremony with a fantastic vocal performance. The delightful evening culminated with raffle prizes and the inspirational messages of these truly remarkable outstanding women. We salute their astonishing achievements that empower us to reach out into our own communities to make them better for all!

Miss Illinois 2014, Marisa Buchheit presented to the BIBO tour youngest Reflection Award recipient, Shantell Steve at BIBO Tour Chicago 2014

Miss Illinois 2014, Marisa Buchheit presented to the BIBO tour youngest Reflection Award recipient, Shantell Steve at BIBO Tour Chicago 2014

The Master of Ceremonies was hosted by the charming and engaging Dave Jennings of WGN Radio 720 and the Co-Host, Summer Jackson of WCIU’s “You and Me This Morning” show.

Nilsa Anderson the current IFFB gave an inspiring keynote talk. Dr. Amara Enyia – BIBO Tour Chicago 2014 honoree, and 2015 Chicago mayoral candidate, lawyer and education specialist presented a keynote speech and shared her wisdom and encouragement.

“The Beauty In Beauty Out Tour” honored and celebrated 13 incredible Chicago women in leadership.
The Honorees and Nominees:
Colonel Jill Morgenthaler
 Tyra Martin of WGN TV
 Kymberlee Kaye Raya of BigShot Marketing
 Judge Sandra Ramos – Illinois Circuit Court
 Jacqueline Von Edelberg author of “How to Walk To School”
 Dr. Amara Enyia – 2015 Chicago mayoral candidate,
 Angela Rose — Founder of PAVE,
 Donna Smith Bellinger — Business Coach,
 Sarah Vargo — Life Coach for Stargo,
 Donica Lynn – 3X cancer survivor, professional actor and vocalist
 Kelly Fair – Founder of Polished Pebbles,
 Susan Reed-Strowhorn – Founder of MCII Film Festival,
 Shantell Steve — BIBO starlet Chicago 2014

Presenters
Senator Iris Y Martinez
 Celebrity Chef Judson Todd Allen
 Professional Boxer Will Coix

Special Honored Guest and Speaker
IFBB Nilsa Anderson

From left, Sue Yan,  Director of Project Development, Beatrice Davis-CEO Sassy B Worldwide Productions, with dancers, Rickey & Grace

From left, Sue Yan, Director of Project Development, Beatrice Davis-CEO Sassy B Worldwide Productions, with dancers, Rickey & Grace


Celebrity Chef Judson Allen presenter of the awards at the BIBO Tour in Chicago with Senator Martinez and Judge Sandra Ramos

Celebrity Chef Judson Allen presenter of the awards at the BIBO Tour in Chicago with Senator Martinez and Judge Sandra Ramos


Renee Ritchey interviewing Colonel Jill Morgenthaler.

Renee Ritchey interviewing Colonel Jill Morgenthaler.


Kymberlee Kaye Raya of BigShot Marketing and Founder of Beauty In Beauty Out Tour

Kymberlee Kaye Raya of BigShot Marketing and Traci S. Campbell, Founder of Beauty In Beauty Out Tour

Traci S. Campbell, founder of the Beauty in Beauty out Tour, “the BIBO tour is all about celebrating the “inner and outer” beauty of women leaders in our communities”. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the C.H.A.M.P. Community Project, http://champcommunityproject.org/, a non-profit organization whose mission is to give supplemental education and support to at-risk teens and single parents.
The BIBO Tour Las Vegas 2014 award event is making its debut in Las Vegas at the famed Dal Toro Las Vegas on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 5:30pm. Check out the line, http://www.beautyinbeautyouttour.com/bibo-tour-las-vegas-2014/

Bomboard Kick-Ass WaterKart is a TOP 100 Finalists of the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards

Last day to Vote for BomBoard!! Please vote now for BomBoard in the People’s Choice Award. Thank you!

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BomBoard Kick-Ass WaterKart, is a smaller and lighter jet ski that splits into four modules. BomBoard is a Top 100 Finalists of the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards out of 552 nominees! http://www.chicagoinnovationawards.com/the-top-100-finalists-of-2014/. BomBoard is one of the innovations that will be celebrated at the 13th annual Chicago Innovation Awards at the Harris Theater on October 30th.
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The Chicago Innovation Awards, established in 2002, mission is: “To make Chicago a recognized hub of innovation by igniting a new narrative for our region, strengthening its economic future and building the spirit of innovation throughout the community.”

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John West, Founder and CEO of BomBoard LLC and a former Chicago Entrepreneur of the Year commented, “It is great to be recognized for our innovative product as well as our innovative direct to consumer market strategy”.

Please VOTE NOW for BomBoard in the People’s Choice Award of the Chicago 2014 Innovation Awards!

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