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Welcome to Expert Air! We are one of the premier providers of air conditioning and heating services in Houston, TX. For over 35 years we’ve been providing Houston, TX air conditioning and heating customers with quality AC repair, heating installation, indoor air quality services, duct design and much more. We know how important it is to have a good heating and air conditioning system here in Texas. That’s why we make sure that our technicians are NATE certified and constantly receive training on new products, tools, and techniques. We offer our exclusive 100% Right Guarantee. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with the repair work that we do then the job is 100% free. We’re available for 24/7 emergency heating and air conditioning repair because we know that your equipment can break down at any time. When you’re ready to work with a company that is dedicated to your complete satisfaction and to the quality of their work, call the Houston, TX air conditioning and heating professionals at Expert Air.

While Texas usually has fairly mild temperatures, it can get seriously hot and humid during the summers. If you need fast, quality and friendly air conditioning repair in Houston, TX or installation, call Expert Air. We offer a huge variety of air conditioning services and products for all types and brands of AC systems. Our technicians are NATE certified and respond quickly. Call us today if you need to get your air conditioning system repaired or if you need to have a new one installed.
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Even though Texas gets hot in the summer, it can also get pretty cold during the winter time. Being able to keep your home warm during the winter is a big part of your comfort. Expert Air provides quality heating installation and dependable heating repair in Houston, TX. We’re available 24/7 if something happens after hours. Call us today to talk with one of our friendly heating experts.
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HAVE YOU HAD YOUR AIR CONDITIONER TUNED UP YET?

March 06, 2017 While our winter season is decidedly mild when compared to that of other areas in the country, that doesn’t mean that Texans don’t get excited for the chillier weather of the year to end. That bei
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HVAC REPLACEMENT TIP: CONSIDER A HEAT PUMP

February 20, 2017 We’re at a tough time of the year, comfort-wise. You may be tempted to call it a season for your heating system when daytime temperatures are sneaking up into the 70’s and, occasionally, even int
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INSTALL A DEHUMIDIFIER BEFORE SUMMER COMES BACK AROUND

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ClearCorrect clear aligners: the invisible alternative to braces #clear #choice #dental #review


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How much do ClearCorrect aligners cost?

Each doctor sets their own fees. The cost to patients is generally comparable to other orthodontic options, ranging from around $2,000 to $8,000 USD, depending on the complexity of treatment, your location, and other factors.

Are ClearCorrect aligners covered by dental insurance?

Many dental plans do include coverage for orthodontic appliances such as clear aligners. If you meet your insurance company’s eligibility requirements, they may cover a portion of the total treatment cost up to a lifetime maximum, which is typically between $1,000 to $3,000 USD. Your doctor and insurance company can provide more details.

Can I pay for ClearCorrect aligners with an FSA or HSA?

Generally, yes. Funds from flex spending accounts and health savings accounts can be applied to orthodontic appliances like clear aligners.

Do I have to pay for everything up front?

Not necessarily. Many doctors offer monthly payment plans to help fit your budget.

How often should I wear aligners?

Wear aligners as directed by your doctor—usually two to three weeks per step, at least 22 hours per day. Take them out to eat and brush your teeth.

How long does treatment take?

This varies from patient to patient. Treatment can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the case.

How visible are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are completely transparent, which makes them much more discreet than metal braces. People usually don’t notice them. They’re not magic, however—you can see them at close range if you know what to look for.

Does ClearCorrect treat patients directly?

No. ClearCorrect manufactures aligners based on prescriptions from dentists and orthodontists. You and your doctor play the biggest role in ensuring the success of your treatment.

Does ClearCorrect guarantee perfect results?

Most patients do experience significant improvement in their smiles, but it’s impossible to guarantee the outcome of any orthodontic treatment. Your results may vary.

Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment?

To prevent relapse, doctors usually prescribe a retainer after any orthodontic treatment. ClearCorrect offers affordable, discreet clear retainers suitable for patients treated with clear aligners or traditional metal braces.



What is Social Business? A Clear Definition #business #listings


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Online Community Blog

“Social business” is a white-hot buzzword right now. However, there is little consensus as to what it actually means. In a #socbizchat Twitter chat hosted by online magazine CMSWire last fall, top consultants, executives, and marketers spent over an hour debating the question, “What is Social Business?” without gaining an inch of common understanding.

It seems that most people know it when they see it, but can’t tell you what it is in layman’s terms. While I appreciate the definitions that are out there, many are not packaged for the masses of businesses and non-profit organizations trying to harness the power of social networks. Take, for instance, the following definition by Cheryl Burgess :

“Social businesses implement social technologies, strategies and processes that span across their entire enterprise, creating and optimizing collaborative ecosystems of employees, customers, partners, suppliers, communities and stakeholders in a safe and consistent way.”

While I agree with Cheryl’s definition and most of the points in her post, the definition lacks the clarity and succinctness to be sticky in the minds of everyday businesspeople. The potential of social business and online communities is so exciting and far-reaching that I often suffer from the same verbal excesses when describing how social business impacts organizations.

In an effort to make the concept of social business more digestible, the team at Socious has developed a clear definition of social business.

Concise? Yes. Simple? No. This definition is as expansive as the business problems that online communities solve. For further clarity, let’s break this definition into its parts.

Organization

Social business is the ability for an ORGANIZATION to use its communities to improve its performance.

An organization could be a Fortune 500 corporation, private company, or a nonprofit, such as an association or user group. Obviously, organizations are made up of people. Since people are coming at social business from all angles and organizational situations, the definition could easily be brought down to an individual or departmental level. In that case, social business would be the ability for you or your group to use your organization’s communities to do your job better. However, in most contexts, social business refers to improving the results for the business or organization as a whole.

Communities

Social business is the ability for an organization to use its COMMUNITIES to improve its performance.

While online communities are the most common type of community, organizations have always had communities – communities of employees, communities, of customer, communities of suppliers, etc. Until the last decade, these communities where offline and had limited opportunities for collaboration and collective support. These days, it is rare for a community to not have an online component. Even if your community is based around a conference or live event, a significant amount of engagement occurs online before, during, and after the event.

In this definition, communities refers to the many communities that exist in and around an organization. These can include:

  • Customers or members
  • Prospects
  • Employees
  • Channel partners
  • Suppliers
  • Volunteers
  • Product partners and consultants
  • Analysts and media
  • Donors
  • Conference attendees
  • User groups
  • Chapters
  • Grassroots supporters

They can be owned and managed by the company (e.g. a private customer community) or be communities in which the organization is only a member (e.g. a more loose-knit community of industry professionals on a public social network).

In addition, an organization’s communities can exist in many forms online – from engaging your market and its media in an active Twitter community to a private online community where customers can find the information and people they need to be successful with your products or services.

Performance

Social business is the ability for an organization to use its communities to IMPROVE ITS PERFORMANCE .

In the same way that this definition is purposefully broad enough to apply to many types of organizations, it also address the wide array of goals that an organization can have at any given time. Here are a few examples of performance indicators:

  • Improving brand perception
  • Finding new customers
  • Passing favorable legislation
  • Closing more sales faster
  • Improving customer satisfaction while reducing support costs
  • Increasing customer retention and repeat business

Communities Often Overlap to Improve Performance

The measurable impact that social business has on an organization is not contained in silos. Communities are often most impactful when brought together with other communities. For an example, collaboration among your customer service teams, customers, and partners could help to control support costs. In another example, members of an association and the membership services staff can work together to increase the value of joining the organization to prospective members by providing exclusive content and expertise in the online community.

Does This Definition Apply to You?

While we have used this definition across markets and organizations of all types, it will evolve as technology changes and new ideas enter the landscape. Please leave your feedback and business experience in the comments below to critique, challenge, and expand upon this definition.



Oregon – s Expungement Guide #seal, #expunge, #expunction, #clear #your #criminal #record,

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What is meant by the terms expungement, expunge, expunction in the State of Oregon?

These terms all refer to the process of filing a motion asking the court to set aside / seal a record of conviction(s) and / or arrest(s). If the motion is granted, the court will order the sealing of the conviction record (if any), the arrest record, and any other official records in the case including police reports associated with the case. The relevant Oregon statute related to adult expungement procedures is found at Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 137.225. Juvenile expunction law is found at ORS 419A.260 – 419A.262.

This website deals primarily with adult expungement under Oregon law.

I was convicted of a crime some time ago. How do I know if I am eligible to expunge my Oregon conviction?

Determining whether or not you re eligible to expunge your conviction often requires a consultation with an experienced expungement lawyer. This site provides only an overview.

Were you convicted of the crime? If so, see Chart One. If you were arrested but not convicted. refer to Chart Two.

CHART ONE: EXPUNGEMENT OF CONVICTIONS

Is the crime eligible?

You CANNOT expunge a conviction for most Class A and Class B felonies (if your conviction involves marijuana or if your conviction was for a non-person B felony and is more than 20 years old, consult a lawyer).

You can expunge most misdemeanor crimes and Class C felony crimes; however.

You CANNOT expunge a conviction for a traffic offense; a sex crime; criminal mistreatment under ORS 163.205 (if it involves child abuse); or endangering the welfare of a minor under ORS 163.575(1)(a) (if it involves child abuse).

Was the sentenced completed?

The defendant must have fully complied with and performed the sentence of the court. Put another way, you CANNOT expunge a conviction if you failed to complete your probation obligations i.e. fines, treatment, restitution.

Has enough time elapsed?

If the conviction involves ONE charge, you generally are eligible to seal the conviction three years after the judgment was entered (so long as your probation is over).

If the conviction involves TWO OR MORE charges, you generally are have to wait at least ten years after the judgment was entered.

If you have been arrested or convicted of a separate charge / case it will typically delay your ability to seal the conviction(s). Talk to your Oregon expungement lawyer about your individual situation.

CHART TWO: EXPUNGEMENT OF ARRESTS (without being convicted)

Is the crime eligible?

You can move to expunge the arrest for most crimes (even Class A or B felonies and sex crimes) IF your case is no-complainted (not issued); dismissed after being issued; or if you re found not guilty at trial (acquitted); however

Effective January 1, 2010, you may be able to expunge certain traffic arrests that did not result in a conviction.

Has enough time elapsed?

If your case was called as a no-complaint (not issued), you generally must wait at least one year after your arrest to be eligible to seal the record of arrest.

If your case was dismissed (including a finding of not guilty / acquittal), you generally may move to seal the arrest record immediately.

Talk to your attorney about whether these guidelines apply to you.

I have an Oregon DUII conviction / DUII diversion on my record. Can I expunge / seal this offense?

No. Traffic offenses, including charges of DUII, reckless driving, hit and run (failure to perform duties of a driver), speeding, etc. CANNOT be expunged under Oregon law. Some states do allow DUI charges to be expunged / sealed; however Oregon does not.

Effective January 1, 2010, DUII (and other traffic crime) arrests may be expunged if the charge was dismissed (other than DUII diversion-related dismissals) or if the prosecutor declined prosecution on the case. However, DUII convictions and dismissals resulting from the successful completion of the diversion program still will not be eligible to be sealed or expunged. Read the new legislation here .

I was convicted of possession of marijuana which is a Class B felony. Can I expunge this conviction?

Possession of marijuana is eligible for expunction under Oregon law. See ORS 137.225(5)(b).

I was convicted of prostitution in Oregon. Can I expunge this offense?

Yes, this offense may be expunged if you re otherwise eligible.

I was convicted of a drug charge several years ago. Can I expunge this conviction?

Maybe. Some drug offenses are expungeable including many possession charges and several offenses involving marijuana. Many delivery and manufacturing charges are not expungeable. Contact an Oregon expungement lawyer for direct advice about expunging your criminal conviction.

Do I really need to file a motion to seal my record? I thought that expungement happens automatically.

Your Oregon criminal record will not be expunged unless you (or your attorney) makes a formal written motion to seal the arrest / conviction. It does NOT happen automatically.

How much will it cost to expunge my Oregon record?

The court fees are set forth in the table below.

EXPUNGEMENT COURT FEES



What is Social Business? A Clear Definition #lucrative #business #ideas


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Online Community Blog

“Social business” is a white-hot buzzword right now. However, there is little consensus as to what it actually means. In a #socbizchat Twitter chat hosted by online magazine CMSWire last fall, top consultants, executives, and marketers spent over an hour debating the question, “What is Social Business?” without gaining an inch of common understanding.

It seems that most people know it when they see it, but can’t tell you what it is in layman’s terms. While I appreciate the definitions that are out there, many are not packaged for the masses of businesses and non-profit organizations trying to harness the power of social networks. Take, for instance, the following definition by Cheryl Burgess :

“Social businesses implement social technologies, strategies and processes that span across their entire enterprise, creating and optimizing collaborative ecosystems of employees, customers, partners, suppliers, communities and stakeholders in a safe and consistent way.”

While I agree with Cheryl’s definition and most of the points in her post, the definition lacks the clarity and succinctness to be sticky in the minds of everyday businesspeople. The potential of social business and online communities is so exciting and far-reaching that I often suffer from the same verbal excesses when describing how social business impacts organizations.

In an effort to make the concept of social business more digestible, the team at Socious has developed a clear definition of social business.

Concise? Yes. Simple? No. This definition is as expansive as the business problems that online communities solve. For further clarity, let’s break this definition into its parts.

Organization

Social business is the ability for an ORGANIZATION to use its communities to improve its performance.

An organization could be a Fortune 500 corporation, private company, or a nonprofit, such as an association or user group. Obviously, organizations are made up of people. Since people are coming at social business from all angles and organizational situations, the definition could easily be brought down to an individual or departmental level. In that case, social business would be the ability for you or your group to use your organization’s communities to do your job better. However, in most contexts, social business refers to improving the results for the business or organization as a whole.

Communities

Social business is the ability for an organization to use its COMMUNITIES to improve its performance.

While online communities are the most common type of community, organizations have always had communities – communities of employees, communities, of customer, communities of suppliers, etc. Until the last decade, these communities where offline and had limited opportunities for collaboration and collective support. These days, it is rare for a community to not have an online component. Even if your community is based around a conference or live event, a significant amount of engagement occurs online before, during, and after the event.

In this definition, communities refers to the many communities that exist in and around an organization. These can include:

  • Customers or members
  • Prospects
  • Employees
  • Channel partners
  • Suppliers
  • Volunteers
  • Product partners and consultants
  • Analysts and media
  • Donors
  • Conference attendees
  • User groups
  • Chapters
  • Grassroots supporters

They can be owned and managed by the company (e.g. a private customer community) or be communities in which the organization is only a member (e.g. a more loose-knit community of industry professionals on a public social network).

In addition, an organization’s communities can exist in many forms online – from engaging your market and its media in an active Twitter community to a private online community where customers can find the information and people they need to be successful with your products or services.

Performance

Social business is the ability for an organization to use its communities to IMPROVE ITS PERFORMANCE .

In the same way that this definition is purposefully broad enough to apply to many types of organizations, it also address the wide array of goals that an organization can have at any given time. Here are a few examples of performance indicators:

  • Improving brand perception
  • Finding new customers
  • Passing favorable legislation
  • Closing more sales faster
  • Improving customer satisfaction while reducing support costs
  • Increasing customer retention and repeat business

Communities Often Overlap to Improve Performance

The measurable impact that social business has on an organization is not contained in silos. Communities are often most impactful when brought together with other communities. For an example, collaboration among your customer service teams, customers, and partners could help to control support costs. In another example, members of an association and the membership services staff can work together to increase the value of joining the organization to prospective members by providing exclusive content and expertise in the online community.

Does This Definition Apply to You?

While we have used this definition across markets and organizations of all types, it will evolve as technology changes and new ideas enter the landscape. Please leave your feedback and business experience in the comments below to critique, challenge, and expand upon this definition.



What is Social Business? A Clear Definition #current #stock #market


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Online Community Blog

“Social business” is a white-hot buzzword right now. However, there is little consensus as to what it actually means. In a #socbizchat Twitter chat hosted by online magazine CMSWire last fall, top consultants, executives, and marketers spent over an hour debating the question, “What is Social Business?” without gaining an inch of common understanding.

It seems that most people know it when they see it, but can’t tell you what it is in layman’s terms. While I appreciate the definitions that are out there, many are not packaged for the masses of businesses and non-profit organizations trying to harness the power of social networks. Take, for instance, the following definition by Cheryl Burgess :

“Social businesses implement social technologies, strategies and processes that span across their entire enterprise, creating and optimizing collaborative ecosystems of employees, customers, partners, suppliers, communities and stakeholders in a safe and consistent way.”

While I agree with Cheryl’s definition and most of the points in her post, the definition lacks the clarity and succinctness to be sticky in the minds of everyday businesspeople. The potential of social business and online communities is so exciting and far-reaching that I often suffer from the same verbal excesses when describing how social business impacts organizations.

In an effort to make the concept of social business more digestible, the team at Socious has developed a clear definition of social business.

Concise? Yes. Simple? No. This definition is as expansive as the business problems that online communities solve. For further clarity, let’s break this definition into its parts.

Organization

Social business is the ability for an ORGANIZATION to use its communities to improve its performance.

An organization could be a Fortune 500 corporation, private company, or a nonprofit, such as an association or user group. Obviously, organizations are made up of people. Since people are coming at social business from all angles and organizational situations, the definition could easily be brought down to an individual or departmental level. In that case, social business would be the ability for you or your group to use your organization’s communities to do your job better. However, in most contexts, social business refers to improving the results for the business or organization as a whole.

Communities

Social business is the ability for an organization to use its COMMUNITIES to improve its performance.

While online communities are the most common type of community, organizations have always had communities – communities of employees, communities, of customer, communities of suppliers, etc. Until the last decade, these communities where offline and had limited opportunities for collaboration and collective support. These days, it is rare for a community to not have an online component. Even if your community is based around a conference or live event, a significant amount of engagement occurs online before, during, and after the event.

In this definition, communities refers to the many communities that exist in and around an organization. These can include:

  • Customers or members
  • Prospects
  • Employees
  • Channel partners
  • Suppliers
  • Volunteers
  • Product partners and consultants
  • Analysts and media
  • Donors
  • Conference attendees
  • User groups
  • Chapters
  • Grassroots supporters

They can be owned and managed by the company (e.g. a private customer community) or be communities in which the organization is only a member (e.g. a more loose-knit community of industry professionals on a public social network).

In addition, an organization’s communities can exist in many forms online – from engaging your market and its media in an active Twitter community to a private online community where customers can find the information and people they need to be successful with your products or services.

Performance

Social business is the ability for an organization to use its communities to IMPROVE ITS PERFORMANCE .

In the same way that this definition is purposefully broad enough to apply to many types of organizations, it also address the wide array of goals that an organization can have at any given time. Here are a few examples of performance indicators:

  • Improving brand perception
  • Finding new customers
  • Passing favorable legislation
  • Closing more sales faster
  • Improving customer satisfaction while reducing support costs
  • Increasing customer retention and repeat business

Communities Often Overlap to Improve Performance

The measurable impact that social business has on an organization is not contained in silos. Communities are often most impactful when brought together with other communities. For an example, collaboration among your customer service teams, customers, and partners could help to control support costs. In another example, members of an association and the membership services staff can work together to increase the value of joining the organization to prospective members by providing exclusive content and expertise in the online community.

Does This Definition Apply to You?

While we have used this definition across markets and organizations of all types, it will evolve as technology changes and new ideas enter the landscape. Please leave your feedback and business experience in the comments below to critique, challenge, and expand upon this definition.



What is Social Business? A Clear Definition #start #online #business


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Online Community Blog

“Social business” is a white-hot buzzword right now. However, there is little consensus as to what it actually means. In a #socbizchat Twitter chat hosted by online magazine CMSWire last fall, top consultants, executives, and marketers spent over an hour debating the question, “What is Social Business?” without gaining an inch of common understanding.

It seems that most people know it when they see it, but can’t tell you what it is in layman’s terms. While I appreciate the definitions that are out there, many are not packaged for the masses of businesses and non-profit organizations trying to harness the power of social networks. Take, for instance, the following definition by Cheryl Burgess :

“Social businesses implement social technologies, strategies and processes that span across their entire enterprise, creating and optimizing collaborative ecosystems of employees, customers, partners, suppliers, communities and stakeholders in a safe and consistent way.”

While I agree with Cheryl’s definition and most of the points in her post, the definition lacks the clarity and succinctness to be sticky in the minds of everyday businesspeople. The potential of social business and online communities is so exciting and far-reaching that I often suffer from the same verbal excesses when describing how social business impacts organizations.

In an effort to make the concept of social business more digestible, the team at Socious has developed a clear definition of social business.

Concise? Yes. Simple? No. This definition is as expansive as the business problems that online communities solve. For further clarity, let’s break this definition into its parts.

Organization

Social business is the ability for an ORGANIZATION to use its communities to improve its performance.

An organization could be a Fortune 500 corporation, private company, or a nonprofit, such as an association or user group. Obviously, organizations are made up of people. Since people are coming at social business from all angles and organizational situations, the definition could easily be brought down to an individual or departmental level. In that case, social business would be the ability for you or your group to use your organization’s communities to do your job better. However, in most contexts, social business refers to improving the results for the business or organization as a whole.

Communities

Social business is the ability for an organization to use its COMMUNITIES to improve its performance.

While online communities are the most common type of community, organizations have always had communities – communities of employees, communities, of customer, communities of suppliers, etc. Until the last decade, these communities where offline and had limited opportunities for collaboration and collective support. These days, it is rare for a community to not have an online component. Even if your community is based around a conference or live event, a significant amount of engagement occurs online before, during, and after the event.

In this definition, communities refers to the many communities that exist in and around an organization. These can include:

  • Customers or members
  • Prospects
  • Employees
  • Channel partners
  • Suppliers
  • Volunteers
  • Product partners and consultants
  • Analysts and media
  • Donors
  • Conference attendees
  • User groups
  • Chapters
  • Grassroots supporters

They can be owned and managed by the company (e.g. a private customer community) or be communities in which the organization is only a member (e.g. a more loose-knit community of industry professionals on a public social network).

In addition, an organization’s communities can exist in many forms online – from engaging your market and its media in an active Twitter community to a private online community where customers can find the information and people they need to be successful with your products or services.

Performance

Social business is the ability for an organization to use its communities to IMPROVE ITS PERFORMANCE .

In the same way that this definition is purposefully broad enough to apply to many types of organizations, it also address the wide array of goals that an organization can have at any given time. Here are a few examples of performance indicators:

  • Improving brand perception
  • Finding new customers
  • Passing favorable legislation
  • Closing more sales faster
  • Improving customer satisfaction while reducing support costs
  • Increasing customer retention and repeat business

Communities Often Overlap to Improve Performance

The measurable impact that social business has on an organization is not contained in silos. Communities are often most impactful when brought together with other communities. For an example, collaboration among your customer service teams, customers, and partners could help to control support costs. In another example, members of an association and the membership services staff can work together to increase the value of joining the organization to prospective members by providing exclusive content and expertise in the online community.

Does This Definition Apply to You?

While we have used this definition across markets and organizations of all types, it will evolve as technology changes and new ideas enter the landscape. Please leave your feedback and business experience in the comments below to critique, challenge, and expand upon this definition.