San Diego, (PressExposure) January 05, 2012 -- San Diego is getting its Green On!!! with GreenRope (www.greenrope.com), a cloud-based sales and marketing platform that saves time and money for small- and mid-sized businesses. Guests to this special event will enjoy an intimate look into the thriving green and socially conscious San Diego scene at Lounge Six on the stunning rooftop terrace of San Diego's premier Green Seal Certified Hotel Solamar. Funds raised at the event will benefit Soldiers Who Salsa, an organization designed to enhance and enrich the lives of active and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through a unique program incorporating therapeutic social dancing with a variety of music and professional instruction
"GreenRope is a user friendly platform that allows businesses to manage their corporate relationships and marketing campaigns while staying connected to their clients, vendors, and prospects, resulting in sustained success," said Lars Helgeson, CEO of GreenRope. "The experts we have lined-up for this fun event understand the importance of being sustainable, whether it's in business or life in general. Guests will walk away with tips on how to sustain the environment and how to sustain their businesses while being socially conscious and supporting community."
Guests will enjoy salsa music and a sampling of the latest trends from local green and socially conscious experts.
When: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Lounge Six on the Hotel Solamar Terrace, 435 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
GreenRope.com was founded by entrepreneurs who saw the need to make it easier for people to run and grow a business. The mission of GreenRope is to provide a user-friendly, cost-effective, and efficient way for business owners to consolidate their operations on all levels. GreenRope aims at always understanding the present and future needs of small business owners and helping them achieve their business goals. GreenRope is the one stop shop for CRM, email marketing, event management, project management, surveys, and more.
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"Soldiers Who Salsa" - A Brief History
The project began as "Lessons at Lunchtime", where one of Mary Murphy's (Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance") former dance students, Mike Podlenski works with amputee patients in physical therapy at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego (NMCSD). He trained his staff to dance and eventually the patient class grew too big for the therapy room. As he looked for a bigger space, he also looked for a teacher to pick up the classes on a regular basis.
With approval from the commander on base, Mike and Mary agreed to a six week trial session. Patients would come during the lunch hour and the physical therapists would participate with the patients as dance partners. With Mary's busy schedule, the program was on hold until she could find an instructor who would commit to weekly sessions and also have the right temperament and attitude to take on this unique challenge.
In January, Mary hired a new instructor who fit the bill, Jennifer Ables. Jennifer had just recently moved to San Diego from the Washington DC area where she had been teaching ballroom for the Arthur Murray Dance Center for the last 12 years. Being new to San Diego, Jennifer had the time to dedicate to the program as well as strong personal interest, having had her share of physical injuries and knowing what dance had done for her own recovery.
The first class in the initial course began on April 5, 2010. The physical therapists soon saw that many of their patients could benefit from the physical and mental aspects that come from learning to dance, and asked TBI (traumatic brain injury) and PTSD patients to attend. Each week, the program now has a mix of therapists and patients from all areas and military branches. The goal is to continue to grow and develop the program in a way that can be utilized at any military medical facility. We are working to develop an adaptive syllabus of dance steps, as well as recruit other teachers and volunteers.