NFL Man of the Year Among Emcees for first Annual Chicagoland Peace Awards

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

To raise non-violence awareness and honor those who have made a significant difference in Chicagos streets, the interfaith, multi-ethnic peace group, Fierce Women of Faith (FWF), will host the first annual Chicagoland Peace Awards presentation and gala, Making a World of Difference, Oct. 26 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Skyline Loft, 1200 West 35th Street. Making a World of Difference awards will be presented by NFL Man of the Year and former Chicago Bear, Israel Idonije and Gospel Radio leader Darryll King, to significant Chicago figures such as: Father Michael Pfleger, broadcast legend Merri Dee, and States Attorney Anita Alvarez, who have each promoted peaceful change in the community. Tickets are $ 100 for general admission, including live entertainment and food prepared by celebrated chefs from across the region, and $ 200 for a VIP reception, including photo opportunities with celebrities, and are on sale at, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 event concierges at 1-800-838-3006.

They call Chicago Chi-Raq, among other names, said Rev. Dr. Marcenia Richards, Executive Director of FWF, who will present the peace awards. FWF is out to change the perception of who we really are as a city. Peace is sustainable when it becomes our ultimate conviction, and thats our hope for this event; if every group can understand we all have the same mission for peace, we can finally make change.

The evening will begin with a VIP Celebrity Red Carpet Reception and performance by the popular Puerto Rican band Bomba Con Buya. Guests will then enjoy a dinner hosted by top Chicago Chefs including 2013 ACF Chef of the Year, Chef Dwight Evans. The Chefs were selected based on their excellent culinary abilities, followed by their respected heritage and cultural background. They will serve samples of their most exquisite culinary dishes to guests. The evening will end with a silent auction to raise funds for FWF initiatives.

Significant individuals who will also be recognized include Little Black Pearl Founder Monica Haslip, Dr. Carol Adams, Reverend Clay Evans, Reverend Willie T. Barrow, Rebecca Levin, Pat Merryweather, Lynette Santiago and Dr. Vanessa Muhammad.

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PrimeWay Federal Credit Union Helps Members Save $754K in Debt

Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

PrimeWay Federal Credit Union is dedicated to supporting its members and identifying ways to make their lives better. This is one reason why they began offering Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University in association with one of their business partnersHouston Methodist Hospitalin 2009.

The ultimate goal of the program is to pay off debt and save with gazelle intensity, so people can live debt-free. Since the launch of the initiative, PrimeWay has held more than 15 classes with 172 participants in total. Now, over $ 754,000 in debt has been paid off by participants as a direct result of attending and following through with the plans step-by-step approach.

Mike Green, PrimeWays SEG development manager and coordinator of the program, shares, The most rewarding part for me is when people who have attended the class come up and tell me how this program has changed their lives, because they now have control of their finances. Some have paid off their homes, others paid down all credit card and loan debt, and many have been able to start saving for retirement. Even more significant, in some cases, it has saved marriages and kept families together.

Some may consider the idea that offering something such as Financial Peace Universitywhich promotes people getting out of debt and focuses on a cash-based system vs. credit and credit cards for purchasesis counter-productive to a financial institutions ability to increase the bottom line. However, PrimeWays CEO, Annette Zimmerman, has always been committed to the idea that by serving and doing the right thing for the members, earnings will come.

Its about creating grow-grow scenarios, said Zimmerman. When you do the right thing, repeat business and referrals follow, because people remember when theyre treated well, and with compassion and integrity. Serving the members has to be the first priority.

PrimeWay plans to offer additional rounds of Financial Peace University over the next year.

About the company:

Since 1937, PrimeWay has been serving the greater Houston metro-plex area, including Washington, Fort Bend and most of Harris county. As a member-friendly credit union, PrimeWay has a dynamic team committed to serving the needs of all their members. With a value statement representing compassion, accountability, real value, integrity, new ideas and guidance, PrimeWay leads the way in member service and putting families first. The credit union takes a vested interest in each of their members and employees, making PrimeWay truly a place where people love to work and to do business. For more information, visit PrimeWay online at

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Enjoy Amazing August in the Florida Keys with KeysCaribbeans Special Offers: Save Up to 50% Off, Complimentary Nights & Book Now Pay Later

Key Largo, FL (PRWEB) July 28, 2014

KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas present three reasons to enjoy the one-of-a-kind Florida Keys this August. “The Longer You Stay in Paradise, The More You Save” special discount offers a lower nightly rate for each additional day booked, and guests can receive generous rates of up to 50 percent off, or complimentary night stays at all KeysCaribbean luxury resorts all season. There is also an advance booking special that requires no deposit until two weeks prior to arrival date; plus a 100 percent cancellation guarantee.

August in the Florida Keys is the perfect time to check out unique events such as a deep diving festival, a fun anything that floats regatta, and a celebration of the Keys favorite crustacean, the lobster.

In Key West Aug. 7-10, the famous Key West Lobsterfest: A Crustacean Celebration! kicks off the start of lobster season in the Florida Keys. The celebrations events include a Thursday night lobster boil, Friday night Duval Crawl, Saturday street fair with lobster-inspired culinary creations and free concert, and a luscious Sunday lobster brunch.

From Aug. 22-24, Islamoradas History of Diving Museum will host Dive Into History: Deep Diving into the Abyss. Part of the History of Diving Museum’s new ‘Dive into History’ quarterly event series, this installment of the series is an excursion into oceanic exploration from William Beebe’s record-setting Bathysphere dive descent to 3,028 feet and James Cameron’s submersible Deepsea Challenger, made famous with his solo dive to the deepest spot in the world’s oceans. Highlights include movie screenings, guest speakers, a sea creatures for kids workshop and more. Nearby, Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina and Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina in Marathon, and Village at Hawks Cay Villas & Marina in Duck Key, offer luxury Florida Keys accommodations with free Wi-Fi Internet and free unlimited local and long distance calls. The resorts also offer the up to 50 percent special discount. Guests can also receive a complimentary night with a minimum stay of three nights at Village at Hawks Cay or five nights at Coral Lagoon or Indigo Reef.

In Key Largo, the Anything that Floats Regatta Race will take place Aug. 16. Grab your oars and anything that floats and enjoy this family-fun festival and race of water vessels crafted from items around the house. Race events begin at 3 p.m. and are free to enter and watch. Waterfront bars and restaurants offer excellent viewing areas for observing the race and enjoying a Keys sunset, with live music and more fun to follow. Nearby, Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and Ocean Pointe Resort Suites & Marina offer luxury Key Largo accommodations, courtesy Wi-Fi Internet and unlimited local and long distance calls. There is also an up-to-50-percent-off special discount and every fourth night is on-the-house with a minimum three night stay.

“August is a great time to get away to relax and enjoy these wonderful events that can only be found in the Florida Keys. Visitors can also take advantage of our great deals, including our special discount of up to 50 percent off our normal rates, as well as our complimentary night stay packages and advance booking rate, said Sam Schorr, KeysCaribbean managing director.

Discounts are subject to availability. Some restrictions apply to the 100 percent cancellation guarantee. To receive the advance booking special, booking must be made a minimum of 30 days prior to arrival date. Complimentary night stays require minimum night stays, have limited availability and certain restrictions apply. Please see the KeysCaribbean website for more details. For reservations book direct at or call 305.853.5000.

About KeysCaribbean

KeysCaribbean is a dynamic, boutique resort company specializing in operating Florida Keys resort villas and marinas from Key Largo to Key West. CEO Craig Hunt, the former vice chairman of Intercontinental Hotel Group and past president of Holiday Inn Worldwide, along with managing director Sam Schorr, possess more than 60 years of experience in operating and marketing unique and exclusive destination resorts and marinas.

KeysCaribbean is committed to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Green Lodging Florida program. Mariners Resort Villas & Marina is designated as a Green Lodging property by the Florida Green Lodging Program.

Media Contact: Nancy Glasgow, 1-800-393-1146 ext. 104