LIGHTNING RELEASES — April 19th 2014 - My911, Inc.has been selected for the 2013 United States Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCI).
Each year the USTCI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that United States is renowned for.
My911 Inc has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by USTCI marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.
As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of United States.
The USTCI is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally.
Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership.
LIGHTNING RELEASES — Stockholm, Sweden, 19 April 2014 – Blueair, the world’s leading maker of premium indoor air cleaners,
and Volvo Car Group are partnering to provide visitors to the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in mid-
April a breath of fresh air on the Swedish carmakers stand.
The Swedish clean indoor air technology company has provided four high performance Blueair
503 units for the Volvo Car Lounge as well as ten of its award-winning Blueair Sense air purifiers
for Volvo stand offices. Blueair’s air purifiers clean indoor air of multiple airborne pollutants
such as dust and smoke particles, infectious viruses and odors.
Last year saw Blueair beat 22 other indoor air cleaners in an independent comparative study
by the Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission to emerge the best in protecting
Chinese consumers from PM2.5 particles and formaldehyde pollution, arguably the two most
serious indoor air threats to human health.
Blueair, a Swedish company formed in 1996, today sells its air purifiers in 50 countries around
the world. Founder and CEO Bengt Rittri said:
“We are happy to be partnering with Volvo Cars at the Beijing Auto Show to give visitors a
chance to breathe air as fresh as nature intended in what is a very crowded, busy show environment.
Both Blueair and Volvo Cars are strong Swedish brands that come from a country
famed globally for being eco-friendly, yet that also suffers air pollution often created in other
Mr. Rittri noted how a bombshell study in 13 European countries by Utrecht University in
Holland showed long-term exposure to air pollution results in increased mortality, even when
the pollution is below limits set by the European Union. The study indicated that with each
increase of 5mg per cubic meter of particulate matter, the risk that someone dies increases by
seven percent. Europe’s air quality norm is 25 mg per cubic meter.
“We admire Volvo Cars for its ongoing vision and investment in technologies to both reduce
exhaust emissions and clean the environment inside the car of health-impairing substances
and materials. It is an ethos we equally share at Blueair because we feel everyone has the right
to breathe clean air,” said Bengt Rittri.
For more information, please contact:
Jonas Holst, Blueair International Sales Manager, Stockholm, Sweden
M: +46 704 59 60 65
David Noble, Blueair Market Communications, London, UK
T: +44 7785 302 694
Sold in over 50 countries around the world, Blueair delivers home and office users more clean indoor
air for enhanced user health and wellbeing faster than any competing air purifier thanks to its commitment
to quality, energy efficiency and environmental care. A Blueair air purifier works efficiently, silently
to remove 99.97% of allergens, asthma triggers, viruses, bacteria and other airborne pollutants.
By Joran Linderberg
LIGHTNING RELEASES: Portland OR (4/17/2014)- If you’ve have been thinking about losing weight for 2014 there is no need to wait any further!
Hypnosis of Portland, a successful Wellness & Weight Loss Hypnosis Center in Portland Oregon, based on direct experience with hundreds of clients who report in the past five years, shows that their Weight Loss program, really works, giving successful, long lasting results
Hypnosis of Portland’s Weight Loss Program is affordable & consists of an individualized client approach through a customized Hypnosis Program, which varies according to each person’s individual requirement and issues, considering that everybody is different, has a different eating habits and childhood conditioning, and experiencing a unique and different challenge.
More About Hypnosis of Portland’s Weight Loss Program
“Our Hypnosis works” says Annalena G. Cavallo,C.H.t, owner, ” it does not lessen the symptoms or allows to cope with them, it does much more: beside powerfully enhancing happy, positive thinking and attitude, it identifies and resolves the root cause of Weight Loss, or any other issue, working directly with the subconscious brain, and so giving natural, gentle, safe solutions to any problem, without rigid food deprivation, allowing to reach an ideal weight, and giving permanent results”.
The program is not solely based on simple Hypnotherapy sessions, but includes as well healthy nutrition awareness & education, self hypnosis instruction, elementary & useful teaching of the functions of the subconscious & conscious parts of the brain, mini medical intuition course (useful if healing responses arise), assignment of home work NLP-based exercises, all at no extra cost!
But the unparalleled feature of this program is combination of the power of Hypnosis with other very effective and medically proven modalities, such as EFT & Neurolinguistic Programming.(NLP).
Annalena adds “If There is something even more powerful than Hypnosis by combining any hypnotherapy session with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). By using Hypnosis with EFT, it is possible to neutralize and break completely a negative neural pathway related to a destructive pattern or behavior, removing the original emotional problem. Through EFT with Hypnosis, the old neural, conditional reflex loop is permanently interrupted. A brand new, neural network is established in the hippocampus and as a consequence the stress & anxiety based food craving, is eliminated. And NLP uses the power of visualization, proven to allow people to easily and effectively, make ideal physical or emotional changes in their systems”
If you are ready to get into your ideal shape, feel great & lose weight in 2014, without any food deprivation, with no rigid and unhealthy diets, or by relying only on your own will power, and if you are ready to keep the weight off, now is the time to begin. There is no better way to start then with the Hypnosis of Portland comprehensive Weight Loss Program: it is natural, affordable, safe, and gives the desired results!
About Hypnosis of Portland
Hypnosis of Portland was founded in 1999 in Santa Barbara CA , under the original name of
A Happier You Hypnosis Company, it is presently located on Portland, Oregon and owned & run by Annalena Gulliksson-Cavallo, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, M.A., Certified NLP.
For More Information Visit
Annalena G. Cavallo, Owner/Founder
Portland OR, 97223
Office: (503) 939-9886
LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/18/2014) – VR Business Brokers in Calgary, Alberta (www.vrcgy.com) has recently completed the sale of an Accounting practice. The practice was established over 10 years ago and consisted of approximately 110 active corporate clients, in addition to consulting and personal tax services.
Ryan Jorden, Partner of VR Business Brokers in Calgary, explained, “The retiring accountant was concerned about confidentiality and ensuring his client base was left in the hands of a caring and qualified accountant.” Once VR was hired, VR was able to quickly create a professional practice marketing profile and talk to other qualified buyers in VR’s database, which resulted in an accepted offer and successful transition.
The Calgary office of VR Business Brokers facilitated in all phases of the transaction, from initial analysis through closing. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
About VR Business Brokers, Calgary, Alberta
VR in Calgary, AB represents business owners in the sale of their business; confidentially, professionally and with proven results. Since 1979 VR Business Brokers has sold more businesses in the world than anyone®. Information about VR Business Brokers in Alberta can be found on their website at www.vrcgy.com and on their blog at www.businessbrokeralberta.com. For more information, please call 587-774-4203.
Real Time Companies and Integrity Engineering & Design Solutions Sign Strategic MOU for Complete Embedded Avionic Projects Collaboration
LIGHTNING RELEASES: Phoenix, Arizona (4/18/2014) – Real Time Companies is pleased to announce that it has, together with its four subsidiaries/affiliates (Real Time Consulting, LLC , Real Time Optical, LLC , Real Time Analytical, LLC and Real Time Environmental, LLC), signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Integrity Engineering & Design Solutions of Scottsdale, AZ. This MOU will foster increased collaboration between the companies by creating a considerably larger combined pool of capabilities, facilities and staff. The MOU also creates the framework for the companies to jointly pursue larger embedded projects across various industries with broader scope, thereby offering customers a considerably more “turnkey” project option.
“Real Time Companies has already been working informally with Integrity Engineering & Design Solutions for a number of years and we are extremely happy with both the professionalism of their team and the added value that they bring to our combined offering,” said Ken Varga, CEO of Real Time Companies. “We have all noticed an increased demand amongst our existing customers to have suppliers offer turnkey solutions in order for them to reduce the number of contracting and management interfaces they have to deal with amongst their supplier base. The beauty of the relationship with Integrity Engineering & Design Solutions is that our companies are in very similar spaces, but we don’t actually overlap from a capabilities perspective, making the definition of work shares very simple. The scope and size of projects that we can now effectively handle together far exceeds that which we are individually able to pursue, which makes this collaboration a significant win for our respective existing and new clients.”
“We’re very excited about formalizing our collaboration with Real Time Companies,” says Art Bejarano, CEO Integrity Engineering and Design Solutions. “We’ve always had the same philosophy of outcomes focussed excellence, so we’re very comfortable in partnering with the entire Real Time team and look forward to providing our customers with the expanded capabilities this agreement affords us. Because of our shared commitment to delivering only top quality work, we’re confident that the high standard of performance that has been our hallmark will only be enhanced through this collaboration. It’s a true win-win for everyone involved.
About Real Time Companies
Real Time Companies, an INC 5000 company, has a family of companies including Real Time Consulting, Real Time Optical, Real Time Analytical, Real Time Environmental, and Entellum. Each of these companies is an important building block in our mission to bring our clients the best overall solution to their specific project needs. Expertise from each member of the RTCo family of companies can be brought together to ensure the project’s specific requirements are properly handled no matter how diverse the scope.
Real Time Consulting (RTC), specializes in embedded mission/safety critical embedded systems, delivering complete life cycle development expertise, primarily in the embedded avionics world. Our core competencies include Pre-certification documents, Systems, Software, Integration, Validation and Verification, Certification activities, and Audit support primarily to DO-178B/C and DO-254 regulatory guidelines. RTC’s core development includes Flight Management Systems (All functionality), Displays, SATCOM and Datalink, Flight Controls, Platforms, Central Maintenance Computers, Surveillance Systems (TCAS, Transponders, TAWS, ADS-B…), Data Acquisition Units, GPS, and Control Law and Systems Modeling using MATLAB/Simulink/StateFlow. RTC is also a sub on SE-2020, Next Gen Air Traffic Control system, as well as a holder of 7 FAA eFAST MOAs.
CEO & Founder
Real Time Companies LLC & Real Time Consulting LLC
About Integrity Engineering & Design Solutions
Integrity Engineering & Design Solutions is a leading provider of aerospace engineering, RECON Engineering (obsolescence & reverse engineering services), systems engineering and hardware development. Providing these services are experienced Systems Engineers for mechanical, electro-mechanical, electronic and software test and certification at the component and systems level, using requirements-based engineering methodologies (RBE). Interpretation and application of both US and European Airworthiness Standards governed by EUROCAE ED-14D/RTCA DO-160 (Environmental and EMI/HIRF Hardware Test Standards), EUROCAE ED-12B/RTCA DO-178 (Software Test Standards) and RTCA DO-254 (Design Assurance Standards for Airborne Electronic Hardware). In addition, Integrity provides RF, digital and analog electrical engineering, PCB Design and Library services, mechanical engineering and design.
Integrity enables clients to realize the full value of their outsource initiatives through its comprehensive FlexInterface methodology. Rather than merely fulfilling projects, Integrity optimizes them through its Six Sigma culture of continuous improvement, in order to reduce costs, accelerate outputs and avoid performance obstacles. This distinct approach has been validated by steady growth, as recognized by its Inc. 5000 #1 ranking for Top 100 of the fastest growing engineering companies in America. Integrity Engineering & Design Solutions is a minority small business with SBA 8 (a) and SDB status. The Integrity team includes members in the following industry associations and certifications:
AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
CISSP certification (Certified information security professional)
SCAPRE: Southern California Aerospace Professional Representatives
ACA: Arizona Commerce Authority
PE License in AZ, WI and WA.
For more information, please visit: www.integrity-eds.com
LIGHTNING RELEASES 04/18/14 — Baby Boomers, are now the fastest growing age group to adopt new technology into their lives. Two-thirds of older adults use the Internet and over 70% of these surf the web on a daily basis, with this statistic only set to grow during the Easter holidays. Seniors are now some of the most active people online – particularly in dating – where they are the most actively increasing subscriber age range (currently at almost 20%). With over 40,000 active members aged 50 and over, busy sites like maturedating4u.com are at the very heart of the baby boomer web generation. Some cities are ‘mature dating magnets’ and if you live in areas like Tampa, Atlanta or Seattle you will realise just how much senior dating has become an integral part of the city landscape. The trend continues right across Europe where you can see attractive mature couples strolling hand in hand in London parks and Paris Boulevards. London-based dating guru David Miller sees this trend as the ‘globalisation of dating’.
Dating and meeting new people can be a difficult task, particularly for modern and enterprising seniors looking for people who they can relate to. Testament to the creative and energetic older generation, the MatureDating4U site, for example, is specifically designed to help 50+ singles introduce themselves and connect with each other. New users are connecting to a varied and fascinating community of like-minded individuals, including newly divorcees and widows who are just like them. Newly single women in their 50′s and beyond have made a huge impact on the dating scene. As author Gail Sheehy wrote in her classic book on ageing, Sex and the Seasoned Woman: “The middle years, between 50 and 65, constitute the apex of adult life…For women, the passage to be made is from pleasing to mastery.”
One of the ingenious features of sophisticated senior dating sites is the integrated and easy to use chat and video features, allowing users to communicate with each other on a more personal and in-depth level. Singles are able to chat via webcam and get to know each other as if they were in the same room – gone are the days of basic online text communication! With 26 language versions tech-savvy senior users at MatureDating4U are capable of connecting, getting to know each other from all around the world. This is truly the ‘globalisation of dating’. Considering that almost one-quarter of the world’s population are now Baby Boomers, the site’s matching potential is huge.
Baby Boomer web users are well aware of the security risks that some websites pose. However, industry-leading ultra-secure spam detectors and deterrents mean that consumers can be safe in the knowledge that with MatureDating4U they are accessing a safe and very trusted website. The horror stories of scams and robot users are a thing of the past meaning that its users can surf in confidence. Registered users are able to take a peek at photo galleries, introduce themselves to potential partners and even set up a real date.
207 Regent St
London W1B 3HH
+44 8546 440 919
Contact person David Miller
LIGHTNING RELEASES 04/18/14 — Sedalia, CO – More than any other animal, horses share a deep connection with our humanity. Research has found the experiences people share with horses can be a true catalyst for change and healing.
Terri Mongait is a certified Equine Gestalt Coach and the founder of Begin Again Ranch (www.beginagainranch.com ) where she partners with her horses to help clients identify, accept and overcome their obstacles on the road to recovery.
“I came up with the name because I truly feel no matter what you’re going through or what you’ve been through you can close your eyes, take a deep breath and begin again,” says Mongait.
With Equine Gestalt, horses can be an active partner in the coaching and healing process. According to Mongait, because horses are naturally prey animals, their only means of survival is fight or flight; herd dynamics demand that they know what’s going on with every horse around them. This unique intuition also translates to people. If we are being inauthentic or incongruent they will know and they will let you know.
“When you’re working with a 1,200 lbs. animal, you learn pretty quickly,” says Mongait. “You know what you need to do. We’re just going to help you get there faster.”
Begin Again Ranch specializes in clients who are either in transition or navigating through a recovery. Mongait herself is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury. She was inspired to open the ranch so she could offer alternative recovery support for individuals like her for whom traditional recovery simply did not work.
“Traditional recovery doesn’t work for everyone,” says Mongait. “After months of home recovery I ended up going back to the barn and working with my horses. Because of my own recovery process I wanted to offer this to others.
As a Gestalt coach, Mongait says she’s not attached to any outcome or agenda. Depending on the interaction between the horse and the client, Mongait’s training allows her to understand the client’s obstacles and how they can overcome them.
“Every session and every client is different,” says Mongait, “which is the real fun part of my job: I never know what’s going to happen.”
Close-Up Talk Radio will feature Terri Mongait of Begin Again Ranch in an interview with Jim Masters on April 21st at 12pm EST.
Listen to the show www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio. If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.
For more information on Begin Again Ranch, visit http://www.beginagainranch.com
Burbank’s Best Reviewed Personal Training Company Blends Technology and High-Touch Personal Training in 30 Day Sprint to Summer Challenge to Fight Obesity Epidemic
LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/17/2014)- According to the Journal of the American Medical Association more than one third of adults and 17% of children in America are obese. Although obesity rates have doubled since the 1970’s they seem to have plateaued over the last few years but remain at historically high levels.
Many trends have contributed to the obesity of Americans. Among them is the consumption of soft drinks sweetened with high fructose corn syrup which has been directly linked to heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, and tooth decay.
The plateau in American obesity rates may be linked to a growing trend toward healthier drink alternatives. According to Beverage Digest, the migration from sugary soft drinks to tea, energy drinks and bottled water which began in the early 2000’s has now accelerated into 2013 and has the big players in this space getting very nervous.
Last year Coca-Cola responded to the obesity debate with a series of ads encouraging consumers to be more active, and both Pepsi and Coca-Cola are beefing up advertising budgets with hopes of reversing the trend. In 2012 Pepsi committed to spend $500-$600 million more on their product advertising and Coca-Cola has announced that they plan to spend an additional $1 billion in advertising and branding by 2016.
One company’s solution: Two friends in Burbank, California, who run a personal training business called Ballistic Body Fitness have blended expert high-touch personal fitness training with technology to deliver a 30 day sprint to summer fitness challenge to promote a fit lifestyle.
In 2010 Ballistic Body Fitness began by offering 90 Day Body Transformation programs that take a different approach to fitness. Instead of simply offering personal training, Ballistic Body Fitness teaches a complete system for clients to get in, and stay in the best shape of their life. Most program options contain specific start and end dates and focus on helping clients develop the keystone habit of exercise.
Due to popular demand, Scott and Chris decided to shorten the timeframe of the upcoming challenge to a 30 day sprint so that residents of Burbank and the surrounding Los Angeles metropolitan area could get in shape for bathing suit season. The challenge starts on May 2, 2014 and ends on May 31st, 2014.
Ballistic Body Fitness has partnered with Trainerize to deliver the entire challenge via a super reliable and easy to use online platform. Contestants can access their private challenge portal via any mobile, desktop or laptop device to receive:
1. Over 64 professionally produced exercise videos delivered in daily “lean out” workout schedules over the course of the 30 day challenge.
2. A 30 day “Get bathing suit ready” structured diet.
3. Daily instruction and tips for staying motivated and getting the most out of the challenge.
4. Access to a Ballistic Body Fitness trainer to answer questions.
In addition, contestants will also receive:
1. Two ultrasound body fat tests and full body measurements (before and after the challenge).
2. One special grand prize of $500 cash for the winner and runner up prizes for the top male and female contestants.
According to Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author of The Power of Habit,
“When people start habitually exercising, even as infrequently as once a week, they start changing other, unrelated patterns in their lives, often unknowingly. Typically people who exercise start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. It’s not completely clear why…Exercise spills over. There’s something about it that makes other good habits easier.“
The 30 Day Sprint to Summer Challenge is a way for residents of Burbank and the surrounding area to get motivated, get ready for summer, and develop the lifetime keystone habit of fitness.
“This is just something we can do to help, but we are a small company,” says Ballistic Body Fitness cofounder Chris Lawson. “We’re trying to do our part to get people healthier. If this one event can get one member of our community to develop the keystone habit of fitness, it’s worth all the effort we are going through to make it happen.”
To learn more, go to www.SprintToSummer.com
About Ballistic Body Fitness:
Ballistic Body Fitness is the highest reviewed personal training company in the San Fernando Valley. Since 2009, Ballistic Body Fitness has helped thousands of men and women throughout greater Los Angeles to look and feel their best, through personal, semi-private, and group fitness training and consultation. For more information visit www.ballisticbodyfitness.com or call (888)220-2236
Celebrated works of New York Street Photographer Martin Elkort to be spotlighted with a gallery exhibition and documentary film Screening in Houston, TX May 2014.
LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/17/2014) – The work of American photographer Martin Elkort will be showcased this May in a one-man exhibit at the Catherine Couturier Gallery along with a screening of a documentary about his life and work at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Primarily known for his early black and white street photography in New York during the 1940s and 1950s post-Depression era, Elkort’s work is in the permanent collections of several major United States art museums as well as many private and corporate collections. In his early years, Elkort joined the New York Photo League where he studied under master photographers. There he honed his “stealth photography” skills. Elkort captured the simple innocence of “real people” in neighborhood settings such as Coney Island Amusement Park, the New York garment district and the Lower East Side shops. Currently Elkort is 85 and resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
After 12 years of creating award-winning biographies and tribute videos for her distinguished clientele, Elkort’s daughter, Stefani Twyford of Legacy Multimedia decided it was time to turn her lens on her own family, specifically her father’s work. Twyford explains, “My father was part of a shift in American photography that gave rise to a close observation of human interaction now known as street photography. I wanted to profile his unique body of work and hopefully give a greater understanding of his and his peer’s influence on modern photography.” “Martin Elkort: An American Mirror” is an intimate visit with Martin as he shares stories about himself and the history of American photography along with major events that changed the nation. The 55-minute film features many of Elkort’s vintage and newer photographs. Insights from highly respected museum curators Anne Wilkes Tucker and Catherine Evans, along with gallery owner Catherine Couturier, provide fascinating historical context and artistic commentary.
Catherine Couturier expressed her thoughts on the upcoming events, “Through his photographs, Martin Elkort shows us a postwar New York full of optimism and innocence. Our show at Catherine Couturier Gallery coupled with the premiere of the documentary will give us a glimpse of that age through the lens of a Photo League member who had a fascination and fondness for his subject matter.”
Marion Luntz, Curator of Film and Video at MFAH offered, “We are delighted to have American Mirror premiering at the museum. This screening is part of our year-round film programming, during which we often feature independent filmmakers presenting their work. Martin Elkort’s photographs are included in our permanent collection, and this insightful film encourages a fuller appreciation of his artistic vision.
Elkort’s work can be seen at www.martinelkort.com and an online trailer for the film can be viewed at www.martinelkhort.com/home/martin-elkhort-an-american-mirror/
Martin Elkort Photography Exhibit
A one-man photography exhibition featuring Elkort’s early and modern black and white images will be on display the month of May. The show opens May 3 and runs through May 31, 2014. Photos are available for purchase.
Catherine Couturier Gallery, 2635 Colquitt Street, Houston, Texas 77098
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3, 6 to 8 p.m. (Central Daylight Time)
Tuesday through Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Documentary Film Screening: “Martin Elkort: An American Mirror”
Twyford’s documentary about her father’s life and work will be showing at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the MFAH, will introduce the film.
Twyford will be present to discuss and answer questions about the film.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005
Sunday, May 18, 5 p.m. Tickets are $9 with a $2 discount for MFAH members. Tickets can be pre-purchased online.
Media Contacts: Laura Pennino, Pennino and Partners
281.286.9398, Ext. 1 or 713-419-1776 mobile, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefani Twyford, Legacy Multimedia, 281-381-9550, email@example.com
Ice Mansion introduces the Triple Ice Sphere Mold for easy creation of large, spherical ice balls.
LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/17/2014) – Until fairly recently, the only way to cool a warm drink, and to keep it cold, was to add conventional ice cubes. While this did solve the initial warm drink problem, it caused another issue: a drink which rapidly became watered down.
Conventional ice cubes have a large surface area in relation to their size which causes any drink they are placed in to become diluted in a fairly short time. Drink enthusiasts were justifiably delighted when the spherical ice ball maker was introduced. Here was a way to create two and a half inch ice spheres which would last for hours in a drink.
Unfortunately, the early versions of those ice ball makers were outrageously expensive and were found in only the most exclusive of whiskey bars. For home use, they were only suitable for those with deep pockets.
Made of heavy gauge metal, those ice presses were great for providing entertainment while they transformed a hunk of ice into the ice balls suitable for a drink.
Gillian Lyle, marketing director for Ice Mansion, was delighted when she discovered the solution to the high cost of those early models. “We have found that using a food grade silicone mold to create ice balls is far more cost effective than the large metal forms. Our extensive testing proves that anyone can make ice spheres in just a few hours in their freezer at home, at a fraction of the cost of those older models.”
While primarily known as an elegant addition to a glass of whiskey, ice balls can be added to any drink. And, because they are made with simple tap water, a variety of fruits and vegetables can be included with the water to create visual interest to those drinks.
The Triple Ice Sphere Mold, by Ice Mansion, is made of FDA approved food grade silicone and currently sells for less than $20. The robust mold, with its easy to fill caps, produces three perfect ice balls at one time. It fits securely in the freezer, with the ice spheres ready for your drink in about five hours.
About Ice Mansion
True to its name, Ice Mansion is a company concerned with the creation of elegant ways to enhance entertaining at home, primarily through iced drinks. It is our goal to continue to innovate in the kitchen utensil category. Our current flagship product is the new Triple Ice Sphere Mold.