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Q & A With Owners Sold The Gem Real Estate Within A Great Community

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Strategist

This property got sold recently because of the extraordinaire approach that was implemented by the owners. Read the details below…

The personalized realistic strategy and interaction with real people/buyers created an invaluable dimension of selling this real estate that is rare, unique, with quality improvements through out the home, highlighted features that are incomparable to multitudes of real estates in the area and sustained its Ranch-single-level style home within a community among multi-level homes.

Sadly, the traditional, impersonal and mechanical approach of “used houses salesmen” aka real estate agents did not provide quality results within a given time frame.

Realistic Perspectives and Tips:

Home Owners who would like to sell their homes, make sure you are selling quality that is uniquely presented. The worst that will happen is not having a professional that understands the real features of your home that will separate from the rest of many real estates for sale.

Challenge your real estate agent to work hard for their commissions, interview prospective agents whom you think can represent you. Pick someone who has the grasp of what you like and end result ‘price correctly’. That is the bottom line.

Take the opportunity of talking to your prospective buyers. An interaction with them will facilitate better sale of the property. Majority of agents do not like this approach because they did not learn it from their schooling. It is an outside of their comfort zone.

 

 

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Real Estate: Advantages of a “Live-in Ready Home” and the Amenities of Nature Plus Convenience …

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Strategist

Why should I look for quality home when buying a residence? For sure, the first consideration is the peace of mind and not much work to be done upon arrival of settling-in.  Of course, there is an argument of buying a newly built house in a new development or buying a well maintained home that already exist in a desirable neighborhood that is well equipped; within the beautiful environment, spectacular views, neighborhood, residents, natural and shopping amenities.

Personal preferences exist regardless of motivation. However, when one make a decision for a long term abode that is influenced with personal convenience and circumstances. Big consideration is location, location, location. These three words’ #realestate motto will come with a $Price Tag; oftentimes not accessible to everyone. There are opportunities for everyone regardless of likes and dislikes.

This home is one of its rarity, plus it provides you a preview of how well-maintained this home through the Pre-inspection Report that was made available through their Selling Agent in MLS Listing #1143965. Private viewing can be arranged through your Real Estate Broker.

Why Consider the Advantages? Because of serenity and balanced living  …

You are not only buying a house, you are buying a home where you can relax, enjoy your moments with all the amenities within and its surroundings. Accessibility to various metropolis, cultural immersions, public and private infrastructures.

When you like sunsets without going away from home, convenient living in this home offers you those phenomenal sunsets from Spring Season to Winter Season through picture windows in the house. Like the following photos; don’t you feel like experiencing all of these? According to the current home owners, each day has a new panorama to appreciate over cocktails, coffee or tea.

You can also create your own “from garden to table experience” by building your own organic vegetable or produce garden within your own backyard. The current owners of this ‘rarely available single level home’ have enjoyed their own organically sustained garden over the years with the following fruits and vegetables;

The new owner of this home will enjoy numerous bearing fruit berries, seasonal plants and flowers, plus the serene surroundings that are available day-in and day-out or one can enjoy the private sanctuary that will be waiting for them.

 

When you enjoy private living with natural amenities, having conversations with and entertaining friends, this place is made for your lifestyle.

Actively Looking for a New Home? One Tip that experienced home buyers share is to request a Pre-inspection Report through your professional representative and discuss its details so that you are educated on the advantages of owning a well maintained home or embracing lots of unwanted home projects in addition to your real estate purchase cost. My personal experience was understanding the Pre-inspection Report and made the best decision.

You Are Invited to the Groundbreaking of the Arch of Healing & Reconciliation in Bellingham

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Strategist

This invitation was received from the Chair of the Arch of Healing & Reconciliation organization. He asked that we will share it to everyone who may have an interest of attending.

You are welcome to share this invite to anyone whom you feel will be available on September 4, 2017.

Please find the invitation below; 

“We believe the best way to honor our ancestors is to educate our future generations. While the granite memorial will be a symbolic reminder about our history, we consider this a learning moment for us all Americans to be vigilant so that such events never happen in the future,” said Satpal Sidhu, a Whatcom County Council member and Chair of the Arch of Healing organization.

“the Arch, “symbolizes our renewed commitment to American democratic values and… will celebrate the rich diversity that provides energy and creativity for generations to come.” said Mayor Kelli Linville

“During our current troubled times the soon to be erected Arch of Healing and Reconciliation will serve as both a reminder of our past deplorable events aimed toward the Sikh, Chinese, and Japanese immigrant populations and as a welcoming beacon for future immigrants coming to our city.” said Terry Bornemann, long-time Bellingham City Council member and member of Arch Committee

“Never have we been so keenly aware of how bigotry can unravel the fabric of our society. The arch symbolizes respect for others, fairness, and opportunity for all – internationally recognized values of hope.  It’s time to pitch in and make this project a reality,” said Tim Douglas, former Bellingham Mayor and vice chair of Arch Committee.

(source credit: Copy of Press Release provided, dated Aug 15, 2017)

 

Barkley Hill-based Home at 98226 Bellingham for Convenient Living Called Home

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Strategist

Real Estate professionals and potential serious home buyers must see this beautifully presented #BarkleyHill-based Home for convenient living … click the image below to experience it. or click this link Great for social media sharing

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When you are sitting at the deck of this property, the marvelous daily sunset will show up. Especially when you are enjoying your wine and unwinding from the day chores that took place.

On July 23 at 2PM, you might put that in your calendar to go and view the ‘Open House’ of this single level Ranch-style home that has the essentials of family living peacefully within a desirable neighborhood atop the Barkley Hill 98226 Zip Code – Bellingham, Washington.

Open House: July 16 in Woodside 98226 #3707NHeatherPlace

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

When you are hunting for a house called home in a desired neighborhood location in Bellingham, WA, keep this Open House in your weekend activity. This could be your new home that you have been looking for. Location, location, location – the #realestate market motto.

This rare type of home, that is well maintained as manifested in its pre-sale inspection, the buyer / new owner will enjoy living into it and not worrying about new roof, wobbly deck, old fence, old appliances or plants and landscaping.

This is an updated 4 bedroom single level Ranch-style house with beautiful big garden for everyone to enjoy, English-influenced landscape and garden plus magnificent sunsets. If you like gardening and growing your own Summer vegetables, there is a vegetable garden in the property. Come to the Open House and see all new updates and amenities including its modern style and beautiful views around every picture window.

 

This Ranch-style House #3707NHeatherPlace: With Fabulous Views, Beautiful English-influenced Landscape Garden, Modern Amenities, In Great Neighborhood, It Could Be Yours

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

This rare real estate property is something that one will enjoy as a personal home, retirement home, as a family home or a holiday home. It is unique and in great location – cannot find this quality of well maintained home in this market.

The views will surely make you enjoy your cocktails while enjoying spectacular sunset, have your friends dine with you during lunch or dinner, host your celebrations internally or outdoors in its big deck or backyard adorned with a distinctive English-influenced landscape and organic sustainable garden with seasonal flowers and changing foliage that keep popping-up season after season.

This #Ranch-style home is available for anyone who likes modern with beautiful picture windows around the house to enjoy every scenery through them, stainless steel appliances, private and relaxing backyard, you can enjoy growing your favorite seasonal vegetables; located at the desirable location at #Barkley Hills in #Bellingham, Washington.

Please share this to your family and friends who may be looking for an opportunity of a beautiful home with a distinctive quality.

If you are looking for a private, big yard, worth the money you spend, well maintained home, modern-open lay-out plan with big spaces, in great neighborhood, desirable zip code to live – this is the place to be and walk-in ready for your life-style living.

This is a #realestate in excellent condition, the home owners have diligently updated all parts of the home for enjoyment of living with a style. This is a very rare quality single-level Ranch-style home in this market, it will be hard to find and it will be hard to pass for the right buyer. #3707NHeatherPlace #Bellingham #BarkleyHill #98226

Visit the link of the property (please see first image above), then arrange for a personal visit with your Professional Real Estate Agent or call the Representing Professional Real Estate Agent to arrange the viewing at your convenience.

Spring Tells Us Great Stories! Let Us Create “#capturedmoment” that depicts your moment or story!

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Let us create a “#capturedmoment” that Everyone to enjoy in various social media platform, share it with hashtag capturedmoment.

We encourage you to participate in sharing us something that will depict your captured moment or story; regardless of which season you currently have at your current location – we will share yours to everyone as well. If you have a link, share us your link too.

We are sharing below the glory of Spring Season in Woodside Way, Bellingham, Washington …  please find below that many options in submitting your moments!

You can submit your captured ‘moment’ through either of the following social media platforms:

(1) tweet to us @ReloNavigator or @IntlBusinesses

(2) email to us at info@relonavigator.com

(3) Pin at our Pinterest Board – https://www.pinterest.com/intlbusinesses/

(4) via Tumblr – http://www.relonavigator.tumblr.com

(5) Google+ – https://plus.google.com/+ReloNavigatorBellingham/posts

(6) Yahoo Group – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ReloNavigator

(7) via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IBBAs/ or https://www.facebook.com/relo.navigator

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Spring Time is Coming, Pre-Listing Tips for Home Seller’s Advantage

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

During the month of February, many home owners are contemplating of preparing their home for sale for various reasons whether personal or business.  When Spring Season is approaching, it is always a good technique to begin evaluating who you can call to do business with. However, before calling a real estate professional with an intent to achieve the highest possible value of your property please consider the tips below. By not doing these, your property may not sell to your advantage. Instead, you will experience the various stages of lowering the price, a Realtor trick in selling your property for their advantage.

Pre-listing Tips for Considerations of Home Sellers:

1. Clean your home with unnecessary garbage and dispose them, not piling up in your garage such as unwanted paints, etc.

2. Invest with a neutral paint for those personally-influenced taste-of-colors that may not be appealing to non-adventurous home shoppers

3. Create a curb appeal that will attract home buyers, especially when your home is in an ideal zip code, meaning low crime neighborhood

4. Invest on newer appliances that will magnet interest of home buyers

5. Demonstrate some economics in sustaining and maintaining your home for the benefit of economically-driven home buyers

6. Invest on fixing some essential features of your home, these will attract your buyer to sign their offer. Covering with faux appearance will not sell your home. There are smart home buyers that are familiar with these incognito tricks of “Used Houses Salesman”.

7. Interview candidates who will represent your home, inquire about the ROIs of their listing; how many inventory of listing that they have not sold (you can research this if they don’t tell you); ask why a home owner they represented changed to a new Realtor after not selling under their listing. Work only with Professional Realtor who will advocate your personal and business goals, instead of working with a “Used Houses Salesman”

When you decide to list your home, here is a go-getter, one experienced cross-border real estate NAFTA professional who will work with you in achieving your goals.

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“I work with all types of homes and at any location” – said Fabian Saul

Fabian speaks Spanish, French, Italian, German and English. When any of these linguistic proficiency is in your personality, consider chatting with Fabian. He will be privileged to discuss and answer all your questions that pertains to achieving your business or personal real estate goals.

Regardless of your location, whether you live in British Columbia province of Canada and would like to relocate to Washington State of USA, buy a real estate here; Mr. Saul will be happy to answer your concerns. He will be glad to walk you through many information that will make you feel comfortable in working with him.

The January 29th Issue of the Ferndale Record, Saul was quoted;

“I’m not a pushy salesman,” Saul said. “If it’s a long process, that’s fine.”

Saul said he replaces pushy tactics with pure dedication to clients.

“I provide as much information about everything as possible. My motto is ‘disclose, disclose, disclose.’ By the time I’m done, they might as well be the Realtor themselves, they know so much,” Saul said.

In the January 2015 Issue of  “Life at Home Magazine”, it featured at its center fold the stately luxury home that he is professionally representing in Elgin, British Columbia. The neighborhood with particular prestige.

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“Terrenal said he appreciates the unique perspective that Saul brings to his practice, which is born out of his broad range of life and cultural experience. Never is that experience more on display than in Saul’s other linguistic skills: He is also fluent in Italian, German and French.” source: Ferndale Record

As always, we like to hear from you. Send us your questions, or share us your thoughts at the provided comments area below.  We will reply to you at the earliest possible time.  Thank you for your time and will appreciate sharing this page to your friends who may be looking to sell or buy their home this coming Spring 2015 or at any time.

Fabian Saul, Broker, SRES, International Businesses Board Member and Cross-Border Experienced Professional

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Regardless of your location when you are needing of a multilingual professional, who understands your personal or business needs, experienced cross-border real estate specialist; whether you are selling or buying a home or perhaps needing a commercial building; you will not regret speaking and doing business with Fabian Saul, customers are his priority, returns your call, discuss your needs and then he will present you techniques that will achieve your objectives. Whether you are based in British Columbia or in Washington State.

“Let’s welcome Fabian Saul into the association of International Businesses Board of AdvisorsSM (IBBAs SM); his real estate expertise have fulfilled the objectives of his clients, because of his professionalism, dedication in communicating, cultural adaptability of their cross-border needs; his successes in both sides of Peace Arch Canada / USA Border will guarantee the successes of our future international clients.

Fabian holds SRES designation, multilingual real estate broker; and demonstrates the competency of a true international experience that will make him a great business partner within IBBAs SM – said Juntee Terrenal, Chair, International Businesses BoardSM (IBBAsSM) and Founder / Principal of ReloNavigatorSM

Call 1 (360) 312-4300 and we will arrange an appointment for you to speak with him in person or call him directly via his contact information below. Once you are engaged with him, he can be reached at any time based on your agreed time table.

The entire team of ReloNavigator will be pleased to do business with Fabian.

Fabian Saul’s luxury home listing, based in Elgin appeared at the Center Fold of the January Edition of the Home at Life Magazine.

Credits: Home at Life Magazine, FabianSaul.com

Is there Something Missing? What can be done?

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

Six basic behaviors that contribute to one’s failures in the twenty first century; (1) distractions, (2) disorganization, (3) misinformation, (4) stubbornness, (5) not recognizing culture influencers, (6) and incorrect strategies;  while, these are all behaviorally focused, these can be converted to positive achievements; resulting to impact growth and sustainability.

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The Team of ReloNavigator is experienced in transforming appropriate direction of clients. By taking the right step and making an appointment, it will be a valued investment that will facilitate your undertakings.

You can also join ReloNavigator’s upcoming international networking event in November 5th and meet others who can be tapped as the resource to your challenges.   Our team will be happy to learn more about you and your predicaments.

About Juntee Terrenal, GMS

Mr. Terrenal is your partner in becoming the “High Performing Organization” of 2014 and beyond; strategic international business Leader, adviser & coach, competent, human capital and resources management. Creates initiatives combined with business acumen and ROI integrating complex human capital and resources that clients seek, globally. With 20+ years of experience he brings many time and money-saving solutions to your complex business issues and problems particularly when operating internationally. Negotiator, communicator, proven track record in accelerating productivity, organizational effectiveness, talent management, service quality. Quoted to numerous international media outlets.

As an experienced global mobility management specialist, human capital management executive and management consultant, he and his team create solutions, converting client’s needs into actions, resolving their challenges. Mr. Terrenal and his global team have successfully assisted, implemented and accelerated businesses and personal successes of their corporate and individual clients by using their ROI-driven techniques in over 40 countries.

First International Businesses Networking – Save the Date and Join Us

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

The First International Businesses Networking event is coming to Barkley Village in Bellingham next month.

It is the time to meet friends who has international connection.  Anyone is invited, particularly if you have worked, lived, done business internationally; interested about international business, expanding your international horizon, thinking of conducting international business, finding international job or just like to meet with other business colleagues.

Please bring your business card and wear your Badge if you have one. Please share this invite to your friends whom you know has international background, connection or affiliation whatever that may be.

For your convenience to reserve your space, please click the link >>>  RSVP .  Thank you.

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We look forward to meeting and learning more about you there.  Thank you.

Business Summit 2014, Leadership and International Business

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

The annual summit of Western Washington University will take place this week in Bellingham, Washington. Our Founder & Principal, Juntee Terrenal will join his fellow Advisory Boards at the Dean’s Reception and Business Summit Discussions, respectively.

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The ReloNavigator Team extends its congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Craig Dunn, who was selected recently as the new Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University.

“His leadership will influence the strategic competitiveness of International Business graduates, CBE and the University as a whole.” – said Juntee Terrenal, Founder & Principal

“We have in Dr. Dunn a wonderful advocate for the College and a strongly collaborative university leader.” – said Provost Brent Carbajal.

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Become Active with IBBAs, in Bridging Competency and Business Needs Internationally

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

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This is a unique community of  internationally experienced professionals; bridging the needs of international businesses across spectrum during the growing stages of organizations regardless of size and international location;

Many business owners, leaders and their representative struggle in finding the right professional as a resource; who can help in solving the challenges of their business at its different facets of growth;

Our Business Philosophical Goals:

  1. Experience the competency  of others which will influence sense of responsibility and collaborative partnership
  2. Accelerate confidence in making strategic decisions that results to success; strengthen competency
  3. Create alternative directions and option to achieve returns of invested time and efforts
  4. Share challenges during meetings and have peers become the resource partner in resolving them successfully
  5. Become the main strategic resource of international businesses that are needing guidance in achieving higher results / ROI (Return On Investment)
  6. Relevance of professionalism when communicating, with ethics, sensitivity and responsibility

EPTN (Established Profl & Trusted NW)The active members of International Businesses Board (IBBAsSM) play an impactful role because of their international expertise in various industries across continents.

Members have been pre-screened and have satisfied the criteria required by “Established Professionals & Trusted NetworkSM (EPTN)”;  that demonstrate professionalism, ethical responsibility, capability in addressing particular business need(s), sensitivity to culture and communicative competence. Once qualified, one is bestowed with the seal of “EPTNSM; the seal signifies authenticity of business practice and as a professional with integrity. Provisional membership will begin upon participation of any event that is hosted by ReloNavigator or by its Principals, or any other events where ReloNavigator plays a role in achieving certain level of business objectives. Members however may lost their affiliation when there is a manifested behavioral issues in sustaining our business philosophical goals.

Would you consider being a part of an active and vibrant organization with emphasis on international business practices and endeavors? We like to hear from you.

  • If you have an international experience between two or more countries; and would like to become an integral part of this vibrant international businesses community of experienced professionals; where you can learn, explore possibilities, enhance your current business practice, structure or find solutions of your challenges; tapping the expertise of fellow members; join IBBAsSM (International Businesses Board of AdvisorsSM ) aka (IBBAsSM) or International Businesses BoardSM (IBBAsSM)  @IntlBusinesses 

Basic Participants Background:

  • Individuals with international experience (at least between two countries)
  • Individuals with interest in exploring international business
  • Individuals with leadership roles
  • Team Managers
  • Independent Business Owners / Managers
  • Self-employed such as Professionals in Real Estate, Finance, Accounting, Legal, Professional Consulting etc.
  • Other professionals in various industries who are conducting international businesses
  • Others who are looking of expanding their current business practices towards international environments

IBBAsSM (International Businesses Board of AdvisorsSM ) aka (IBBAsSM) or International Businesses BoardSM (IBBAsSM)  @IntlBusinesses  is found at various social media platforms, just search it with your favorite search engine. For inquiries about participating, please email your interest to: info@relonavigator.com or call 1 (360) 312-4300 or send a tweet @Intlbusinesses or @relonavigator

Grand Panorama in Artist Point, near Bellingham

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

The beauty of nature can only be appreciated to the fullest when you are out and relating with it, walk on it, feel and smell the breeze around you, admire their landscapes of beauty as natural as they were made. ReloNavigator’s field trips are always great experiences. Here is another example.

Sharing you the magnificent views that we have captured when we were at five thousand feet above sea level, the location where Artist Point displays grand panorama.

Anyone who recently moved nearby Mt Baker; touring around the areas of Washington, particularly in Whatcom County / Bellingham;  one who can appreciate the beauty of nature immensely; do not miss to experience these views. Bring your camera with long range, short range, or wide-angle lens to capture the moments. (Photo credits due to: Juntee Terrenal, Matt Talbot and Jalenn Turre), please note that photo pixels were modified for better browsing in various media tools.

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Relevance of a Good Client; What Makes Sense! Results to Strategic Success – Discussed at Connections

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

The Connections Group of business owners and their representatives; based in Bellingham, WA met on May 1, 2014 for their regular weekly meeting.  Juntee Terrenal, the Founder & Principal of ReloNavigator offered his insights about the “Relevance of a Good Client – What makes sense!, Results to Strategic Success”

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As an industry experienced professional, Juntee shared his perspectives that a good client must have the ability to equate the cost and value of expected output with quality and efficiency. Additionally, a great client is someone that will appreciate your value as a business partner resource to their organization. It is a fact, that when clients like effective, strategically positioned results with R.O.I. (Return On Investments), there is a value that leverages certain level of results.

At ReloNavigator, our clients understand the value of our services because at the very outset of relationship, they understand the scope, strategies that will take place and support that they will get from us.  Whether the client’s business will move from Africa to Japan, Australia to Chile, or Germany to United States or within North America between Canada and United States.  We provide the best techniques that will make them happy from Offer Letters, pre-during-post transition up to cultural adaptability and support at their destination.

“We are not only an international relocations company, however we are a Strategic Advisers and Management Services Firm; solving the many complex hurdles of international businesses; structuring, immigration, relocation, culture adaptability, and destination settling-in support;” said Juntee Terrenal

Dr. Swiecicki, who owns Lynden Vision Clinic & Spyglass Optik in Bellingham; inquired about an example of most expensive relocation; “When an executive will be moving, the hiring manager and human resources professionals must understand the most critical pieces of their new hire and not only extending an offer letter and be accepted by both parties.  Learning what will be precious and relevant to new hire’s move including pets like horse are essential. These types of unknown parts of family lifestyles will dramatically increase the budget due to unforseen delays and unknown requirements and compliance between countries and international regulations of transporting an animal.”

Curt, who owns Bayside USA asked the relevance of the service to fortune 500 companies as they have relocation departments, “yes, it is relevant; our experiences in various sizes of organizations from start up to 30,000 employees showed that while there are existing relocation departments and coordinators in house, they don’t have enough bandwidth and experiences in managing international hires of expatriates between two or more countries. ReloNavigator has the competency and experiences.  Oftentimes, there is a misguided knowledge that anyone who is an accountant that performs business tax of internationally-based companies can also do the unique ‘expatriate taxation requirements between origin country and host country’.  ReloNavigator’s experiences showed that multi-countries experienced expatriate tax services firms can do the job required.  This include immigration attorneys, they too have their own country focus of experiences.  As a company we have been managing  strategically all of these facets of international movements of organizations and their employees.

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For questions about the international services of ReloNavigator, or inquiries about how ReloNavigator can assist you please call 1 (360) 31-4300.  We will be happy to listen and give you our guidance.

Spring Blooms in the Garden

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

The colors of Spring flowers adorn our surroundings in various levels of depth and magnificence of nature.

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A Day of Fun During the Weekend Snow Storm in Bellingham

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

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Indeed, Fascinating Views – We Got Snow in Bellingham

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Discriminating Racial-based Hiring Practices of Bank of America Ordered with Penalty

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Recently, the Department of Labor published a Judge Order for Bank of America’s racial discriminatory hiring practices.  Back Wages and interests were ordered to be paid to those candidates who were rejected.

“Wherever doors of opportunity are unfairly closed to workers, we will be there to open them — no matter how long it takes,” said OFCCP Director Patricia A. Shiu. “Judge Chapman’s decision upholds the legal principle of making victims of discrimination whole, and these workers deserve to get the full measure of what is owed to them.”

On Nov. 24, 1993, OFCCP initiated a routine compliance review that revealed indications of systemic hiring discrimination affecting African American job seekers at the Charlotte facility. After conciliation efforts failed, the Solicitor of Labor in 1997 filed an administrative complaint against the company for violating Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating in employment practices on the basis of race.

“Our investigators and attorneys prevailed despite decades of stalling tactics,” said Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith. “This case demonstrates that the department will not be deterred in our pursuit of justice for job seekers.”

Please click the link to read the full News Release.

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Yet another bad practice that Bank of America has been doing.  As a big bank, what were the responsibilities of their employment executives? Why do they allow discriminatory practices when hiring workforce.  Companies like Bank of America that demonstrates these types of hiring practices should not be allowed to be touting ‘good business practices’ at conferences regardless of locations.