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The CPN Gazette Volume 4, Issue 3

March 2012

Obama Signs $63B FAA Funding Bill into Law Long or Short Term

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President Obama signed a $63.6 billion funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration in February, bringing to an end a years-long fight over aviation funding that became engulfed in labor disputes. After a year of debate — and a two-week partial shutdown of the FAA — the House and Senate approved a multiyear funding bill for the beleaguered agency for the first time since its last authorization expired in 2007, and the White House said that Obama signed the measure. The legislation, which would last through 2015, runs five months shorter than the string of 23 short-term extensions of the 2007 FAA funding levels. Transportation advocates argued that, because of the piecemeal funding, it was hard for the agency to develop long-term plans, such as its proposed Next-Gen satellite-based navigation system. The FAA has long planned to switch the air traffic control system from radar technology that has been used since World War II, but the agency said it needs consistent funding to develop the system, which would cost about $22 billion through 2025. Continued on page 2

INSIDE THIS ISSUE 1 Obama signs FAA Funding 1 A Company’s Selling campaign 2 Obama Signs FAA Funding Cont’d Selling Campaign Continued


Capture A Big Crowd


From Our Executive Chef


From Our IT Department


Final Thought

Being Effective ROI

FAA Extensions


A Company’s Selling Campaign

Meetings, events, and different affairs are integral parts of a growing business organization. Success and failure of the events can produce positive or negative effects on the industry position of a firm. Knowing how to prepare one social gathering is very vital; whatever types it is - massive, fancy or simple events must be prepared to please the guests. The guests in a company affair can differ in size and in the types of attendees. It can have thousands of guests or just a handful of important dignitaries. The guests could be people of the high echelon of the business firm such as board of directors and investors or they can just be simply the workers, customers and suppliers. The aura could be lavish or just intimate. But the variety does not extend to the result. There should be just one outcome - a successful gathering. This will largely depend on the planners. There are companies that assign their employees to do the planning, with occasional consultation with the boss. But this could be a risky approach. Even if the employees are good and talented, the approach of an expert is very much different and more reliable. It is then advisable that every company should consult a company event planner. Experience and talent of these professionals are always a guarantee for a successful social undertaking. Celebration of any company affair entails a number of things the theme, the purpose and the general objective of the event. The expert planner will be able to devise the strategy to make the event conform to the said theme and objective. They suggest the venue options, the food and the activities. The food usually is one important aspect of any party's success. The event planner will meticulously attend to all the details of the catering. This does not only involve the food, but the crew as well. Past experiences disclose that failure of social events happen because catering fell short of the expectation. In any party, small or big number, there must always be enough or even more than enough food for all the guests. The timing of serving the food is also crucial. The venue should also be just right for the number of people not too big to disperse the guests. It should be noted that there should be enough room for them to circulate and socialize. The decorations also create an impression. Therefore, these should conform to the chosen event theme. As a party coordinator has expertise, she can synchronize the decorations, the theme and the program of activities. Continued on page 3

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Obama Continued FAA supporters applauded Obama for signing the bill Tuesday, saying it was a big deal for the aviation industry. “This is a great day for our National Airspace System and we thank the President and Congress for bringing this long process to a successful conclusion," National Air Traffic Controllers Association President Paul Rinaldi said in a statement. "The FAA bill creates jobs, restores a fair collective bargaining process for tens of thousands of dedicated aviation safety professionals and provides for a safer and more efficient air traffic control system," he said. The main holdup on the FAA bill had been union election rules for transportation workers that applied to those who were covered under the Railway Labor Act. Republicans in the House attempted to overturn a rule adopted in 2010 by the National Mediation Board (NMB) to force companies to stop counting non-votes in union elections as "no" votes, evoking a veto threat from President Obama. The stalemate lasted from the House passage of the bill in May 2011 until January, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) negotiated a compromise that was approved by both chambers. Under the agreement, the percentage of a company’s workforce that would have to be in favor of a vote on unionization would be increased from 35 percent to 50 percent, and the National Mediation Board would have to hold public hearings before making future rule changes in lieu of requiring them to be reviewed by judges. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.), whom many Democrats blamed for the FAA shutdown last year, praised the signing of the appropriations bill for the agency Tuesday. But just as quickly, Mica blamed Democrats for the years-long delay.

"For four years, Democrats in control of Congress left the nation’s aviation system in the lurch by failing to pass a long-term bill to reform FAA programs and set national aviation policy and priorities,” Mica said. By contrast, Mica said “today we have in place sound multi-year policies that reform FAA programs, eliminate expensive ticket subsidies, modernize our air traffic control system, improve airport infrastructure, reduce air traffic delays, and create jobs." The White House was quiet Tuesday about the president signing the bill, releasing a statement that said only that Obama had signed H.R. 658 and another bill into law. During the FAA shutdown last summer, President Obama gave a speech in the Rose Garden about the agency's funding situation, but some unions have expressed unhappiness with the labor election provisions in the appropriations measure for the agency. But some unions have expressed unhappiness with the labor election provisions in the appropriations measure for the agency even after the compromise.

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Selling Campaign Continued Event designing has much to consider and only an expert in the field can do the job perfectly and flawlessly. If the company consistently hold social functions, it is best to have a regular events planner. This way, the company is sure to render variations in style which will make their parties enigmatic. Thus invited guests would come to savor another experience extraordinaire...

Capture a Big Crowd with Your Captivating Corporate Event

Businesses to capture a big number of customers sponsor business events. The objective is to attract the attention of many clients - existing and prospective. The type of events is usually promotional. So if this is the purpose of your company, you need to take care of several things to ensure its success and of course, the primary purpose of attracting the biggest crowd possible. The business event can either be indoor or outdoor. For both occasion, there is a need for exhibition set-up. In some occasions, there is a need for putting up booths. Whatever is established, you have only one ultimate purpose - get the patronage of clients. The event should have an appealing theme. And in many cases of business events, the attending guests expect a lot - food, freebies and promotional items. But you cannot go all the way in your give-a ways because there is a specified budget for the purpose. You will have a hard time doing this. You can crack your head planning for the success of the event. To this, there is one solution - a viable one that will attract the clients and satisfy all attendees. Aren't these two the main purpose of the event? An experienced events planner can make your event the center of attraction. It will not only magnetize the crowd, it will even charm them to have loyalty and patronage for the product your company is promoting. The events planner is an experienced professional who knows how to fascinate guests. This is their expertise. The events coordinator knows what types of crowd to target. Would it be the masses or the people of the high echelon in the society? Or is this party for the middle class? The theme can be based on the customers. Banners and streamers are among the things to be set-up. Your coordinator will know how to give to the venue an aesthetic appeal. The prime purpose is to gather as much guests as possible. The planner will take charge of the advertisements; she makes sure that people will know about the event. She will ascertain that a big number of guests will flock to the business promotional event. Every guest is a prospective consumer of the product being promoted. And with many consumers, there will be more sales and eventually more income for the firm. A secondary purpose is to satisfy the guests. The contentment of the guests will lead to sales. The planner knows this and she will endeavor to meet the expectations of the attending customers. And most of all she will attain the goal on the specified company budget...

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From Our Executive Chef

In March we get the first taste of spring! The weather teases us a bit and we start to get that Spring Time itch, we see the sun shining and all we want to do to go outside and enjoy the weather. Well this chicken salad wrap is the perfect start to a wonderful season!!! Chicken Salad Wrap Ingredients: 2lbs Thin Sliced Boneless Chicken Breast 2 Granny Smith Apples diced 2 large carrots diced 1 large red onion diced 2 celery stalks diced Âź Cup Mayo Âź Cup Miracle Whip 1 tablespoon Spicy Mustard 1 teaspoon honey Salt, pepper, garlic & onion powder Splash on Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tablespoon butter Tortilla Flour Wraps (I prefer spinach, sun dried tomato, or garlic) Grated Aged Asiago Cheese Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder. Cook in a sauce pan with the butter until browned. Once cooked dice the chicken and place in a bowl. Add the other diced ingredients and give a light toss. Add the Mayo, Miracle Whip, Mustard, Honey and Vinegar. Toss until fully mixed, season to taste. Place 2 spoonfuls of the salad in your desired wrap, sprinkle some of the cheese on top. Seal the wrap and enjoy!

Newsletter 4

From Our IT Department

Outlook Tip: Work across Time Zones If you make phone calls and attend meetings with people who are not in your time zone, whether they be across the country or across the world, you know how tedious it can be to calculate what time it is in Sydney when it is 3pm in California, for example. Luckily for global workers, Outlook 2007 makes this easy. Create a new appointment, click the Time Zone icon on the toolbar and, from the time zone list, choose the other person's time zone. For example, if your meeting is at 10am Sydney time, select 10am for the time and then choose GMT + 10 Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney from the list. Your appointment will then be scheduled for the correct time in your calendar which, if you're in California, is 5pm the day before — but you don't have to work that out; Outlook does it for you.

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