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Jelf Group unveils positive full year results after acquisition

Jelf Group unveils positive full year results after acquisition

first_img Jelf Group unveils positive full year results after acquisition whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 8 December 2014 8:41 pm Share whatsapp INSURANCE and employee benefit consultancy Jelf Group yesterday said full-year results for the period ending 30 September were positive.Revenues rose 8.4 per cent to £82.6m and it also reported a 40.4 per cent profit increase to £6.5m.The company has increased its dividend payment to 2p per share, which will be paid to shareholders at the end of next month.A key reason for the company’s success includes the acquisition of The Insurance Partnership, which was completed in June 2013. In addition, two “bolt on” acquisitions acquired in the period accounted for a total consideration of £400,000.“I am particularly pleased that the group has delivered such a strong set of trading results in a year that it celebrates its 25th anniversary as a business and its 10th year on Aim.“We continue to operate in what is an extremely competitive market. Trading since 1 October 2014 is in line with expectations and we look forward to another year of profitable growth,” said Jelf boss Alex Alway. center_img Tags: NULL Tom Beck More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars MoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus Eliminator last_img read more

News / Strong Q4 drives UPS 40% profit leap in 2017, with more growth expected this year

News / Strong Q4 drives UPS 40% profit leap in 2017, with more growth expected this year

first_imgHe added: “We are enthusiastic about the state of trade and the economy and wish to offer praise to the president and Congress for a new tax deal that will definitely stimulate the market.”At the end of 2016, the company reported fourth-quarter losses of $570m and $139m in US domestic and supply chain service operations, respectively. And the international parcels business’s $281m profit was not enough to clear the losses.Now, chief financial officer Richard Peretz said the international market remained strong.“We are seeing cross-border traffic grow at a rate some seven times faster than that of our domestic services,” he said. “The trick for us is to be in the right place at the right time to capitalise on these growing markets.”Mr Peretz’s words were backed up by the evidence of another strong peak season for UPS’s international business, with quarterly profits of $725m and 12-month numbers hitting $2.4bn.Mr Abney added: “Our international segment has generated four consecutive quarters of double-digit export growth. That, combined with our growth strategy and the investments we’ve made over the last three-and-a-half years, produced results that exceeded expectations.”Domestically, the performance last year was none-too-shabby either, bringing in some $627m in profit during the final quarter, while full-year profits were just over the $4.2bn mark.Its supply chain services business remains the infant in UPS operations, with three-month profits of $142m and full-year profits of $785m.Mr Abney said: “Going into 2018 we’ve added a lot of capacity – much more than we did in 2017 – and will also be assessing the strength of our control tower during the cyber week period.“It’s important for us to be able to handle the volumes we receive – during the cyber attack that hit last year we gained a lot of customers and we want to be able to hold onto them.”But Mr Abney’s praise for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has met with fierce criticism from the Teamsters union, with president of the Local 2727 Tim Boyle being particularly vocal.Mr Boyle said: “Companies like FedEx quickly announced a $3.2bn investment in employee wage increases, bonuses, pension funding and growth of its US operations. But UPS execs refuse to invest in workforces and are asking aircraft maintenance workers, who keep planes flying, to agree to health care cuts and minimal raises after four years of frozen wages.“Mechanics will no longer tolerate these broken promises and stand more united than ever to do whatever it takes to hold UPS accountable for its actions,” he added. © Alexey Novikov UPS saw full-year profits climb almost 40% in 2017 as it put in a final-quarter performance that more than wiped out the $428m loss it recorded in the final stages of 2016.On the back of an 8% increase in revenues of $65.8bn, the US-based company made profits totalling $7.5bn, up 38.8% year on year.The 2017 peak season brought in profits of $1.4bn.Chief executive David Abney told investors: “Peak surcharges did help us to some extent in shaping volumes around peak week – although I will say they didn’t help much in shaping cyber week operations”.center_img By Alexander Whiteman 01/02/2018last_img read more

Back to North Korea to Get My Brother

Back to North Korea to Get My Brother

first_img Facebook Twitter Back to North Korea to Get My Brother There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News center_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] [imText1]After finding my mother, I couldn’t help but think of my younger brother back in North Korea. Though my brother had accompanied me to Namyang Jangmadang (market) close to the border, I defected alone. After about a month, I could no longer keep my brother out of my thoughts. Finally, I told my mother and relatives that I would return to North Korea.My relatives tried to persuade me not to go and my mother without a word, continued to cry. Although she knew the dangers that awaited me, she could not dissuade me because of my brother. In the end, I crossed back to North Korea with 1,000 Yuan in my hand. I faced many difficulties on my attempts out of North Korea, however having succeeded once, it was much easier going back in. I finally arrived at our home in Hoiryeong without any problems.My father and brother were at our home. However, the atmosphere felt queer. My father who had lost count of the days asked me skeptically where I had been.In truth, my father had been well manipulated by the Juche Ideology and the thought of defecting was something which to him was completely deplorable. I couldn’t even tell my father the truth about my mother, that she had in fact defected to China.My brother had already informed my father that I had defected to China. He had convinced himself that he would correct my ideologies when I returned.I couldn’t even hide the fact that I had put on weight after eating so well in China. Nonetheless, I denied having ever been to China. However, it was not easy to hide the truth. “You, son of treason! You son of treason who betrayed your homeland and defected to China” he yelled. That day, my nose was broken. My crime, betraying and running away from the dictator. As I rolled around on the floor, my face full of bruises, I began to detest my father.I made a decision not to take my brother to China after hearing that he had informed our father of my escape. My brother was a part of my feelings of abhorrence that flooded my mind. My father’s indiscriminate violence naturally made my emotions this way. I left my home a few days after and began a business with the money I had brought from China. I felt that my father had disowned me and with even greater feelings of animosity I felt determined to live. Although I missed my mother greatly, I still could not get my brother out of my head. I was annoyed at my brother for having tattled on me however it was not easy to leave without him.After 2 years of trading and living off my earnings, I eventually lost everything and decided to re-cross the Tumen River to China. I expected my mother to be at the home of my relatives in Yanji but when I arrived she was nowhere to be seen. My young and beautiful mother had been sold into another Chinese family. My Pretty Mom Was Sold to a Chinese ManI had returned to China as all my money had been used up in North Korea. However, my mother had disappeared yet again. One of my relatives informed me that my mother had gone to Tianjin to earn money. This was to be expected since I had been absent for 2 years, though I was still rather upset. Soon, an opportunity arrived for me to speak with my mother. In a telephone conversation, my relative informed my mother that I had returned safely and that it was now time for me to go to my mother’s home. Happily, I agreed. However, the following words came as a shock to me.“But, Jaehoon, your mother has remarried.”“Excuse me?”Apparently, she had married to a Chinese man. However, I could not fathom nor understand the fact that my young mother was sold into marriage.On arriving at a hotel in Jilin, I met my stepfather for the first time. I cannot describe the quaint feelings I had at the time. I followed my stepfather unable to hide my dislike for him as he said, “Oh, your son is older..”From Jilin, we took a train and changed buses on numerous occasions traveling deep, deep into the mountains to a very strange long forgotten village. If she was going to remarry, at least she could have married into a decent family. I wondered why she would even bother being marrying into a place like this. It was miserable. My Chinese stepfather sitting beside me wearing shabby clothing went to extreme lengths to make me feel comfortable. He offered me food and when I rejected it, he would sit there for a long time smoking a cigarette and then re-offer the food to me. This continued for a while. I did not make him feel upset, but I could tell he was a kind man as he continued to offer me corn to eat. (continues) News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News By Daily NK – 2007.06.07 8:34pm last_img read more

N. Korean bakery shutdown for using “capitalistic methods”

N. Korean bakery shutdown for using “capitalistic methods”

first_img News SHARE North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% AvatarJong So YongJong So Yong is one of Daily NK’s freelance reporters. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store center_img News News A picture of Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province, taken in February 2018. / Image: Daily NK Last month, a North Korean couple was investigated and exiled to a remote area after they fell afoul of the authorities while running a bakery.A source based in North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK on Dec. 25 that “a couple from Wangjaesan-ri, Onsong County, was abruptly arrested in mid-November” because they had “made a fortune” from selling mooncakes, a kind of Chinese pastry, at their bakery. “The police dragged them away,” he reported. “After an investigation into their crimes was completed, the whole family was banished to the countryside.” “The couple was accused of producing ‘counterfeit’ mooncakes and of using ‘capitalistic methods’ such as paying wages to their employees,” the source explained. In addition, they both were charged with smuggling after flour sacks were discovered in their home.As a result, “they were branded as the kind of people who are obsessed with personal business and don’t care about national affairs,” the source added. The husband and wife were reportedly beaten during the course of their interrogation to the extent their faces became disfigured. Sources said that the family was driven out of Wangjaesan village and is currently living near the coal mines in Onsong County.BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMooncakes are usually imported into North Korea from China and ordinary North Koreans frequently use them as gifts.The North Korean couple also imported their mooncakes from China at first. They soon began to produce their own pastries, however, and sold them at local markets over the course of three years, Daily NK sources said. The couple’s bakery was family-run in the beginning until they eventually had the means to expand their operations and hire employees, thereby increasing production.bakeryA view of a school in Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province. / Image: Daily NKThey then allegedly established a logistics network in other counties surrounding Onsong County. The couple’s bakery also benefited from various entrepreneur support programs run by the government as their bakery amassed more profits, sources said. Their bakery’s mooncakes were reportedly better than their Chinese counterparts – and once this spread by word of mouth, demand grew to a point where merchants from other regions came with trucks just to buy them.NORTH KOREA’S CONTRADICTIONS ON FULL DISPLAYThe main charges against the couple for using “capitalist methods” to run their bakery contradict recent moves by the Kim Jong Un regime to bring more elements of market capitalism into the country’s economy, Daily NK sources pointed out. The Kim regime has long promoted the “local production” of various products. The couple’s production of mooncakes in North Korea could easily be linked with the kind of behavior the North Korean government has been promoting. Sources that spoke to the Daily NK suspect that either a government institution or those envious of the couple might have found a way to put their bakery out of business. *Translated by Violet Kim and edited by Laura GeigenbergerPlease direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) last_img read more

OSC approves settlement with former head of MineralFields

OSC approves settlement with former head of MineralFields

first_img BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The commission alleged that its compliance reviews of the firms uncovered a number of deficiencies and compliance issues, including inadequate supervision of personal trading, inappropriate personal trading, and insufficient supervision. In the settlement released last week, Dwek admitted that he acted contrary to the public interest. However, he also maintained that there is no evidence that his conduct caused investor losses, the firms received unqualified audit opinions on their work, that his expertise was in the tax treatment of investments not the securities industry, and that he co-operated with the OSC after the compliance deficiencies were discovered. As part of the settlement, Dwek agreed to a $200,000 voluntary payment to the OSC, pay $25,000 in costs, and submit to a three-year registration ban, among other terms. The firms are no longer in business. Their assets were acquired by Marquest Asset Management Inc. in October 2012. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has approved a settlement with the former head of several firms in the flow-through limited partnership business concerning alleged compliance violations that occurred on his watch and supervisory lapses. The OSC has approved a settlement with Joe Dwek, who headed a collection of firms that were involved in the distribution and management of flow-through limited partnerships (including, portfolio manager, Pathway Investment Counsel Inc.; fund manager, MineralFields Management Inc.; and, an exempt market dealer, Limited Market Dealer Inc.). Keywords Enforcement,  CorrectionCompanies Ontario Securities Commission PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance casecenter_img James Langton Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related newslast_img read more

B.C. credit unions end merger talks

B.C. credit unions end merger talks

first_img Merger of B.C. financial services, real estate regulators nears completion Ontario regulator to provide $500M credit facility to PACE Credit Union Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Canadian Press The financial institutions say in a joint news release that they have completed an in-depth analysis of the benefits, risks and costs of uniting. Westminster board chairman Bill Brown says both credit unions believe it is in the best interests of their members and employees to pursue independent business strategies because of costs and operating environments. Prospera board chairwoman Angela Kaiser says the decision to end the discussions was difficult, and the credit unions want to thanks their management teams and employees. Westminster Savings was established 70 years ago, while Prospera has more than 65 years of history in the province. There’s $149 million in B.C.’s lost and foundcenter_img Merger talks have ended unsuccessfully for two credit unions in British Columbia. Westminster Savings Credit Union and Prospera Credit Union announced last September that they had entered into negotiations. Keywords Credit unionsCompanies Prospera Credit Union and Insurance Agencies, Westminster Savings Credit Union Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

FINRA issues report cards covering “spoofing” and “layering”

FINRA issues report cards covering “spoofing” and “layering”

first_img SEC alleges trader used tweets to pump and dump stock Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on Thursday made available to member firms its first monthly cross-market equities supervision report cards, aimed at helping firms identify and halt “spoofing” and “layering” activity. The reports, which aim to help firms identify and halt manipulative trading strategies, provide a summary of the market activity in question, detailed information about the exceptions, and trends in this sort of trading over the preceding six months. James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pump and dump ends in ban, over $1 million in penaltiescenter_img Layering refers to entering limit orders with the intended effect of moving the market to obtain a beneficial execution on the other side of the market, the FINRA announcement explains. Spoofing refers to entering orders to entice other participants to join on the same side of the market at a price at which they would not ordinarily trade, and then trading against the other market participants’ orders. The report cards do not reflect conclusions that violations have occurred, they indicate potential problems that need to be reviewed, FINRA says. The regulator sees the reports as a “preventive compliance measure” that will operate in alongside FINRA’s own surveillance efforts, says Tom Gira, executive VP of market regulation at FINRA. “Most firms attempt to surveil and review for manipulation, but bad actors look to mask their activity by trading across multiple markets or firms, which for any individual firm may be hard to detect,” adds Gira. “We are leveraging our cross-market data and employing sophisticated automated surveillance technology to flag suspicious trading patterns so that firms can add that data to their own surveillance and supervisory processes and take appropriate action to address the activity even before FINRA can complete a formal investigation.” The new report cards are the first in a planned series of initiatives focusing on cross-market manipulation, FINRA says. “FINRA is marshaling its ability to look across trading at different firms and markets to bring that information to bear in the fight against layering and spoofing,” explains Richard Ketchum, chairman and CEO of FINRA. “These types of manipulation take advantage of other investors and harm public confidence in market integrity. We expect that the firms will use the data to enhance their own surveillance and move swiftly to cut off potential market manipulation.” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Market manipulationCompanies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Related newslast_img read more

Kick-start for summer school and activities

Kick-start for summer school and activities

first_imgKick-start for summer school and activities Young people in England will benefit from a series of summer activities and academic opportunities targeted at those who have suffered the most disruption to their education as a result of the pandemic.The government has today (Tuesday 30 March) published new guidance for secondary schools to help progress plans for summer schools once they return from the Easter break, using the £200 million funding announced in February.Summer schools will help pupils who have experienced the most disruption as a result of the pandemic. Guidance will provide advice ranging from academic support to sports and activities, mental health and wellbeing advice, and guidance for accessing premises.Alongside this, the government will also work with a national supply contractor to give extra support for councils to deliver the Government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF), who will help to scale up plans for the summer, building on the foundations laid by councils, sporting organisations, charities and the voluntary sector when it kicks off during the Easter holidays from next week.Following last summer’s HAF programme, which supported around 50,000 children across 17 local authorities, the programme will launch in every council across the country next week in line with remaining national restrictions, targeted primarily at those who are eligible for free school meals.Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:I know many students, parents, carers and teachers are in equal measures anxious and excited about what this summer might bring.That’s why we’re providing clarity, issuing guidance as early as possible, so we can make the most of these opportunities. It will give local authorities, parents, carers and teachers the notice they need so they can make their summer plans to prepare large numbers of incoming year 7s for their first experience of secondary school, and to make sure the most disadvantaged children can make the most of the school holidays through the Holiday Activities and Food programme.I am confident this summer of enrichment and engagement in academic work will be a great success, tailored to local circumstances by their local authorities and also the wonderful heads and teachers who best understand the needs of their students.The Department for Education is also publishing today the Conditions of Grant for schools and local authorities on how to use their Pupil Premium funding, expected to increase to £2.5 billion in total next year.From September 2021, schools will be asked to show how their spending decisions are backed by evidence, and will need to publish an annual pupil premium strategy to make sure funding is targeted towards the most disadvantaged pupils.Schools will be asked to sign up to run summer schools by the end of April, and confirm their plans in June. They will have the flexibility to target the funding to whoever they think could benefit most.The government continues to encourage schools to consider summer school provision primarily for pupils making the transition into year 7, as this can be a challenging time for some students. A two week summer school can give pupils the opportunity to kick start any education recovery before they start a new school, as well as supporting their wellbeing through sports and activities.Guidance is also available for local authorities to help them make the most of their HAF clubs during the school holidays. While Easter holiday club provision has naturally been affected by the ongoing pandemic, many areas will be offering some valuable face-to-face provision, and other areas are supporting families remotely. This Easter provision is an important milestone as local authorities prepare for their major delivery of the programme this summer. Wider support for vulnerable families is also available from the £229 million Covid Winter Grant Scheme, which has been recently expanded to cover the Easter period. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). 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Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association Announces 22nd Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir…

Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association Announces 22nd Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir…

first_imgReddIt Home Industry News Releases Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association Announces 22nd Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessAnderson Valley Winegrowers Association Announces 22nd Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival May 17-19By Press Release – March 4, 2019 190 0 Facebook Previous articleCelebrities Crowd 2019 Hollywood for Science Gala, with Georgos Greek Wines as Official SponsorNext articleMaureen Downey, the Top International Expert on Wine Fraud and Rare Wine Authentication Comes to New York to Offer Expert Training March 21 and 22, 2019 Press Release Twitter Pinterest TAGSAnderson Valley Winegrowers Association AdvertisementThree-day wine event focuses on wines made from Pinot Noir grapes exclusively grown in Anderson ValleyAnderson Valley, CA, 4 March, 2019 – The Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association is pleased to announce that the 22nd annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival will take place May 17, 18 and 19, 2019. Wine lovers are invited to sip, sample and savor Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (plus rose and sparkling wines) from more than 50 producers, enjoy mouth-watering food pairings by the region’s best chefs and local caterers, and listen to live music while bidding on exquisite auction lots for local charity.The much-anticipated weekend’s events range from educational seminars to a live music BBQ, grand tasting, winemaker dinners and free winery open houses – all hosted amidst the spectacular beauty of Anderson Valley’s vineyards and towering redwood trees. Music lovers will be happy to learn about an added bonus – this year Camp Navarro will host a concert on Saturday evening. The events have achieved a loyal following for being distinctively uncrowded and unpretentious, with an array of Pinot Noir styles that serve as the ideal introduction (or refresher course!) to the Anderson Valley.“We could not be more thrilled to celebrate the 22nd annual Pinot Noir Festival,” says Kristy Charles, President of the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association and Owner of Foursight Wines. “Our aim is that revelers will leave the festival with a deeper connection to our vineyards and an appreciation for the caliber of wines coming out of Anderson Valley.”A full list of events can be found below, as well as at avwines.com/pinot-noir-festival.Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Lineup – Friday 5/17, Saturday 5/18, Sunday, 5/19:Friday Technical Conference (9:30am – 4:30pm) — $100— Camp NavarroAttend a full day of educational seminars about winegrowing and winemaking. There are many winemakers who are spearheading the effort this year and it will be a Tech Session you don’t want to miss! Plan to taste wine from neutral barrel and have a lively discussion on vineyard microclimates + and selling AV in the marketplace. A light breakfast & full lunch is included.Friday night Casual BBQ(5pm – 8pm) — $60— Goldeneye WineryLimited tickets left – already almost sold out! A delicious meal, stunning views and live music. Everyone is encouraged to bring a bottle of wine to share. It’s an eat, drink, and boogie down kinda night!Saturday Grand Tasting(12pm – 4pm) — $130 — DD Tix $75— Camp NavarroBring friends, stay onsite or book in AV or the Coast – rooms are filling up! Taste world-class Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs from more than 50 producers beneath towering redwoods. Savor perfectly paired foods designed to complement the exceptional Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley.Saturday Winemaker Dinners(6pm – 9pm) — Varied — Various locationsSmall & intimate dinners to be held throughout different restaurants within the valley, plus one on the coast! Tickets on sale at noon, March 15th. Dinners sell out quickly!Saturday Buffet Dinner and/or Concert: Tracorum & The Real Sarah’sTickets open to non-PNF attendees! Concert Only $25 — + Dinner = $55 — Camp NavarroTentative schedule:Band 1: 5:00-6:15Dinner: 6:00-7:30Band 2: 7:30-10Campfire: 10pm Tracorum & The Real Sarah’s performance under the redwoods. Stay onsite of the Grand Tasting & evening events! Cabins, yurts, tents & RV hookups available. Bring your own bedding and sleeping bag. Rentals for Camp Navarro overnight are typically $30 per person/bed, as required.Sunday Winery Open Houses(11am – 5pm) — Complimentary — Wineries Throughout Anderson ValleyStop at participating winery tasting rooms with the purple flags for a little extra wine tasting, more music, delicious bites, and special wine sale discounts. A great way to bookend the weekend before getting back to … the real world…Tickets are available for individual events as well as for weekend packages. Discounted ticket packages are available when booked together, and limited.  Winemaker dinners will be announced on Friday, March 15 at noon and often sell-out quickly. Sign up for the AVWA mailing list to be informed of event updates. Tent and cabin accommodations at Camp Navarro are available Thursday through Sunday on their website: campnavarropresents.com/anderson-valley-pinot-festival.Event tickets are limited and will sell out, so early purchase is strongly recommended. For more information, please call 707.895.9463 or visit avwines.com/pinot-noir-festival.About Anderson ValleyAnderson Valley, located less than 100 miles north of San Francisco, is an area blessed with a temperate cool coastal climate. Classified in viticultural terms as a Region 1 growing area, this designates it as the coolest climate in which grapes may be commercially grown with any success. Cutting laterally through the coastal range rather than lying between ridges, the west or “deep end” of the Anderson Valley is only a few miles from the cold Pacific Ocean, while the town of Boonville is some 20 miles to the east. The combination of warm sunny days and cool foggy nights and mornings allow the grapes from this region to mature slowly and to develop to the height of their varietal character. The planted acreage in the Anderson Valley consists primarily of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, and Riesling. There are also small acreages of other varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Merlot.In addition to producing superb Pinot Noirs and Alsace varietal wines, the valley is home to three methode champenoise sparkling houses. About the About the Anderson Valley Winegrowers AssociationThe Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association (AVWA) is a not-for-profit trade group created in 1983 to promote the grapes and wines of the Anderson Valley winegrowing appellation. The AVWA is supported through the dues paid by its membership, generous sponsorships, and proceeds from the festivals and events the association produces each year.Along with promoting the Anderson Valley as a viticultural region, AVWA also works to build its community. To date over $400,000 has been donated to local community groups such as the Anderson Valley Health Center, Anderson Valley Housing Association, Anderson Valley Ambulance, the Anderson Valley Fire Department, as well as the Community Foundation of Mendocino County Disaster Fund for the most recent fire relief and recovery efforts. For more information on the AVWA, please visit www.avwines.com.Advertisement Linkedin Email Sharelast_img read more