Sterling Cross Communications News at Sterling Cross Communications Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:32:02 -0500 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.2 ( Chronic Pain Recovery: A Practical Guide to Putting Your Life Back Together After Everything Has Fallen Apart Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:28:24 -0500  “Chronic Pain Recovery” – Inspiration and Guidance for Chronic Pain Sufferers from the Trenches

Twin Cities author Jen Kane launches book of advice and resources to guide caretakers or those in chronic pain through holistic options.

Minneapolis, MN – Jen Kane has had chronic pain for more than 15 years. Between a ripped spine, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and numerous herniated disks, she has learned to manage and recover from this debilitating daily pain.  She has written a layman’s guide for those in crisis in an often misunderstood and underserved medical sector.  According to the CDC, one American is killed every nineteen minutes due to painkiller overdoses. Kane’s book provides support, data, and a resource toolkit using a largely drug free approach to chronic pain recovery. 

An estimated 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.  Kane spent years researching trends, reading books and blog posts and fielded questions posed by other people in pain who have contacted her for advice.  A marketing consultant and author, Kane wrote this book because she saw the need for a voice from her community. The book discusses body, mind, lifestyle and support network advice. Kane has created a seven step Recovery Plan Tool Kit and provides resources such as Tool Kit and doctor visit worksheets, tips on finding and working with a therapist, and detailed reading lists that she has used in her personal research and success.

“When I wrote this book, my goal was to create the kind of resource I wished I’d had when I was first introduced to chronic pain—one that bridged the gap between well-meaning advice like “Do yoga!” and the harsh reality of trying to do anything in a body that refuses to behave. That’s why I included a toolkit in the book. My hope is it will help readers move beyond brainstorming to identify the first steps they can take to improve their lives,” said Kane.

Kane includes a resource page on her website that provides the introduction to the book and table of contents available for download.  The page also includes links to her video series of recovery tips, blog posts she has written on the topic of chronic pain and inspirational movies she recommends.  In conducting research for this book Kane found an unexpected support resource that provides the strength many chronic pain sufferers use to make it through their day – their pets!

Her book is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Kane Consulting ( helps businesses communicate and connect more effectively with their audiences. Services include strategic direction, communication coaching and teaching practical skills to achieve business goals. Principal Jennifer Kane has authored books ranging from Social Media etiquette to her personal journey with chronic pain.


“Hopeful to Hired” - Mentoring Students to Succeed in Real World Job Market in 200 Pages Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:50:14 -0500  “Hopeful to Hired” - Mentoring Students to Succeed in Real World Job Market in 200 Pages

Twin Cities author Adam Dince to launch book of advice and resources to guide college students and graduates in the soft skills and online networking they now need to get hired.

St. Paul, MN – November 3, 2016 – Adam Dince’s life was changed because of mentors. A high school dropout, Dince succeeded in the Navy and thrived in college because of a drill sergeant and professor that challenged him in ways he’d never experienced in his live. To give back, Dince now mentors college students providing education not taught in the classroom. On November 14, 2016 he will launch his book “Hopeful to Hired: How to Score the Job You Want Straight Out of College” to provide a step by step manual on how to build a professional network, how to create and grow a dynamic online presence and what hard and soft skills are needed to navigate and succeed in today’s competitive job market.

Bert Dince, Adam’s father, was Dince’s first mentor and the motivation behind a scholarship Dince will launch on November 5, 2016.  Dince will provide a percentage of book sales as well as well as a self-funded cash allotment to provide financial footing to the selected recipient as he/she juggles student loan payment coupled with preparation and execution of a job search. More information found here.    

Statistically, 12% of soon to be graduates have a job lined up. Only 20% of students feel prepared to join the work force. With increasing concerns over mounting student debt and economic uncertainty, “Hopeful to Hired” gives students stress relief and parents peace of mind by outlining a clear path to job seeking success.

“Adam Dince has written an exceptionally valuable 21st Century handbook for students. Filled with important insights and solid practical advice, Hopeful to Hired: How to Score the Job You Want Straight Out of College is the book I want my students to read well before their final year of college. Students who follow Dince’s suggestions will be far better candidates for their first job after graduation.”

- Dorothy S. Pisarski, Associate Professor, Advertising, Drake University

“Hopeful to Hired: How to Score the Job You Want Straight Out of College” will be available on November 14, 2016 (200 pages, hardcover, $20 USD). Published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing, ISBN 9781945769214.

Preorders available now through Seattle Book Company.

About Author Adam Dince

Adam Dince is a Twin Cities college instructor, guest lecturer, author, and digital marketing professional. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University and he is due to complete his MBA from St. Catherine University in January of 2017.

A recent newlywed, Adam currently resides in Stillwater, Minnesota with his wife and two dogs. Dince consistently mentors local students with their coursework and career preparations and is satisfied he now has a resource to hand out to assist more students and job seekers in transition. 

The Seventh Annual MN Blogger Conference Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:43:59 -0500  Minneapolis, MN – Jen Jamar and Mykl Roventine, co-organizers of the MN Blogger Conference announced today that the seventh annual MN Blogger Conference will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. The event will run from 8:15AM to 5:15PM. There will be an after party from 6PM to 8PM.

The MN Blogger Conference is a full-day educational conference for bloggers of all experience levels. The event is designed to elevate the local blogging community by sharing industry news, expert tips, and best practices. This year’s conference includes a morning keynote by blogger, author, and consultant, Jennifer Kane, and her presentation on “How to Become a Fierce and Fearless Blogger.”  There will also be 15 breakout sessions, a closing assembly with TopRank Marketing, and plenty of opportunities for networking.

Tickets to the event are $30, and the price includes access to all sessions, lunch, and happy hour after party. The Conference continues to offer a WordPress HelpDesk & SEO HelpDesk. This year, they have partnered with the Hennepin County Libraries to offer a full-fledge Resource Center.

The Hennepin County Library Blogger Resource Center will feature Writing resources, Information on free creative writing classes, On-site issuing of Library Cards, eResources, and Information on in-person library resources.

Blogging is not a static communication tool – it is ever-evolving and closely interlinked with changes in the social media space. The MN Blogger Conference offers attendees the opportunity to learn and grow by pulling together expert speakers for a full day of education. Sessions offered at this year’s event include beginner, intermediate and advanced blogging topics. 

For more information, or tickets, please visit them on the web at:

Bonicelli Kitchen Opens New Facility Housing European Restaurant and Expanded Kitchen Space for Meal Delivery Business Garden opened in May - Restaurant in July Tue, 17 May 2016 15:15:53 -0500 Bonicelli Kitchen Opens New Facility Housing European Restaurant and Expanded Kitchen Space for Meal Delivery Business

Garden opened in May  - Restaurant in July


May 12, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN, Laura Bonicelli, chef/owner of Bonicelli Kitchen today announced that her new restaurant business will open the doors to its outdoor garden with a select menu and beer and wine selections and small plate offerings May 20-22, 2016.  Located at 1839 Central Ave. NE, the full restaurant will open in July. The restaurant offers counter service from 6:30-3PM and converts to a full-service restaurant for dinner and weekend brunch service.  

Bonicelli Kitchen will benefit from this larger professional kitchen and has plans to maintain and grow their meal delivery business.  The new location will house a wine bar and indoor dining for 48.  Their dog-friendly Garden will host 24 for outdoor dining.

"We have to do some light remodeling and painting to bring to life the vision we've had for the past six years of expanding our meal delivery business into a restaurant/marketplace concept.  I am so thrilled to have a permanent home in N.E. Minneapolis. My staff and I are excited to be a part of the N.E. community and Central Avenue’s thriving culinary culture.  For breakfast and lunch we will serve scratch-made wraps, muffins, scones, soups, salads, and sandwiches through counter to table service.  In the late afternoon our small plate offerings will be served tableside or available to be enjoyed at the wine bar.  All of our food is made from scratch and is as local and organic and seasonally driven as possible.”  


Bonicelli Kitchen will offer breakfast and lunch items and desserts for take-out as well as house made gelato, cookies, and granolas.  Artist LK Hanson (of Star Tribune fame) will exhibit his drawings during Art-a-Whirl 2016 and through early Summer in the Bonicelli Kitchen dining room.  

Launched in 2009, Bonicelli Kitchen, under the name Solo By Bonicelli, began as a meal delivery service to assist individuals and families with their one-time or ongoing fresh meal needs. Today, Bonicelli Kitchen continues providing unique quality meals delivered to a person’s home. The Bonicelli Kitchen restaurant diner will experience a menu based on the same high-quality locally sourced food that has become the signature of Bonicelli Kitchen. Long-range plans include on-site cooking classes. For more information, please visit


Parsec Labs Revolutionizes Hybrid Storage from Flash to Cloud Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:47:03 -0500  Parsec Labs Revolutionizes Hybrid Storage from Flash to Cloud 

Storage professionals can transform existing storage infrastructure using flash storage to boost performance simultaneously expanding the available storage through cloud archiving. .
"The HyperQTM storage router offers a new and unique way to introduce flash and cloud storage in an easy, cost-effective way,” said Deni Connor, Founding Analyst from SSG-NOW 
 Minneapolis, MN June 30, 2015 
Parsec Labs LLC announced today that its new product, HyperQTM, is revolutionizing the world of storage. The HyperQTM storage router brings the ultimate storage tiering solution to data centers by providing storage virtualization. HyperQTM seamlessly adds hybrid flash storage to any storage environment and allows data to cascade from flash to spinning disk to cloud. 
Parsec Labs’ patent pending technology allows storage professionals to transform their existing storage infrastructure into a dynamic environment that engages flash storage as needed to boost performance simultaneously expanding the available storage through transparent cloud archiving. The HyperQTM technology can be inserted into any existing storage infrastructure and transparently adds flash and cloud technology, addressing the need for better performance and more capacity in one simple step.
“Our goal at Parsec Labs is to make it easier for storage professionals to adopt new technologies and help them avoid vendor lock in." said Walter Angerer, CEO of Parsec Labs LLC. "Storage professionals should not be forced to abandon their existing investment in order to gain access to new technology, nor should they be forced to stay with any specific vendor in order to facilitate easy data movement and migration.”
The HyperQ system makes upgrading the storage architecture easy and affordable. The storage router transforms a data center for as little as $500/month with up to 20 TB of storage management. Parsec Labs provides multiple subscription tiers, which can scale up to high performance environments utilizing 3 TB of flash storage and hundreds of TB of cloud archive. The HyperQ™ simplifies upgrading and future proofing storage architecture.
“Parsec Labs is about to change the world of storage," said Deni Connor, Founding Analyst from SSG-NOW. "The HyperQTM storage router offers a new and unique way to introduce flash and cloud storage in an easy, cost-effective way.” 
Stephen Parsonage, Owner of The IT Consultancy Group said, “The HyperQTM is an unique technology, which can not only transform the storage layout in the data center but also provide an unmatched solution for remote office integration. Managing storage at the edge has never been easier.”
Parsec Labs LLC is a Minneapolis technology provider for subscription based network storage solutions. For more information, please visit
Cool Performance Apparel Launches Kickstarter to Domestically Bring Line of Performance Apparel to Market Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:37:37 -0500  Cool Performance Apparel Launches Kickstarter to

Domestically Bring Line of Performance Apparel to Market
Minneapolis, Minn -- Cool Performance Apparel Founder Tory Reynolds today announced he has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000  to domestically bring his unique line of performance shirts to market.  With patent pending design, his dri-wicking shirts hold an ice pocket at the base of the neck allowing the adult or child wearing the shirt the cooling effect of ice to lower the core temperature when worn in sunny weather or warm condition environments.  The campaign will end on July 15.
Initially offering backer rewards of sleeveless, short and long sleeve shirts, the styles vary from polo to golf to tee shirts in design.  A Personal Cube Cooler that clips to the waist band of pants or shorts is also available to Kickstarter backers.  This mini-cooler will allow a person to load 3-4 ice cubes in the pocket to assist in lowering the body temperature of the person wearing the cooler. 
"I've been testing different prototypes of this apparel design for a number of years but feel now is the right time to bring it to market," said Reynolds.  "A key value of our company is to produce these products domestically so we've sourced the best workers, material and manufacturers and have them excited to start production.  The funding is the final piece of the puzzle that will allow us to jumpstart production."
Reynolds draws upon his rich resources in bringing products to market leaning on the 20+ inventions he's created over his lifetime.  With a vision to add compression shirts to his product line of Cube Cooling Technology TM wear, he has aspirations to expand into other lines as well. 
Cool Performance Apparel is a Minnesota based company that domestically manufactures a variety of performance shirts leveraging the power of ice to keep the person wearing the shirt cool.  For more information visit or on Facebook
Scena Tavern Puts Italian Inspired Meals on Center Stage for the Uptown Dining Scene Wed, 20 May 2015 10:52:54 -0500  Scena Tavern Puts Italian Inspired Meals on Center Stage for the Uptown Dining Scene


Chefs to interact with diners - pulling fresh pasta and cutting captivating crudo while bartenders are shaking up original craft cocktails.
Minneapolis, MN - An established entrepreneur in the culinary world, restaurateur Paul Dzubnar and his operating partners today announces the launch of their newest Minnesota based dining offering - Scena Tavern.  The casual yet upscale eatery showcases Mediterranean flavor profiles while putting its own unique signature to the dining experience within a two story restaurant that offers two patios and open and airy tall ceilings.   At the heart of the restaurant is a large round bar that will seat 25.  An open kitchen will showcase several types of pasta made daily, including fresh rolled and extruded varieties.  A separate Crudo bar will allow diners an intimate demonstration of their fresh raw fish and shellfish offerings, along with cocktails designed by the Bittercube team to perfectly match the delicate flavors of the crudo bar.
Located in the heart of Uptown at 2943 Girard Avenue South (cross street of Lake Street), Scena Tavern will be open from 11AM-1AM Monday-Thursday, 11AM-2AM on Friday & Saturday, and 11AM - 1AM on Sunday.
Consulting on the kitchen and menu are Jamie Malone, Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef of 2013, and formerly at Sea Change and Porter & Frye, and Erik Anderson, Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef of 2012, and formerly at The Catbird Seat, Sea Change, and Porter & Frye. They will be selecting an Executive Chef and are also pulling together the staff and will conduct ongoing training.
The menu will feature fresh, seasonal ingredients and signature menu items such as Carbineros with black olive salt (prepared live at their Crudo bar), house-extruded Canestri with potato broth and wild mushrooms, and many shareable dishes, including steamed clams with N’duja and flatbread with scrambled eggs and Sunday gravy.
The Cocktail and Bar Program is being developed by Nick Kosevich of Bittercube and formerly of Town Talk Diner. Kosevich is planning a selection of artisanal and historical cocktails that will pair well with the delicate and nuanced flavors of the menu. Chefs will craft cocktails to match the Crudo selections at the Crudo Bar. The taps will be filled with local brews.
Dzubnar commented, "Scena is Italian for 'scene' or 'stage'. Our restaurant will put our dining offerings in the spotlight as we crafted our 7,500 square feet into a two level space that both puts our chefs and bartenders on center stage.  We've designed a large circular bar on the main level that encourages social conversation with patrons as well as the skilled bartenders that offer a wide offering of craft cocktails, wine, and 30 craft beers - including many from local breweries. A curving staircase leads up to a mezzanine level that houses a second bar that while servicing cozy dining nooks and a patio to aid in the al fresco enjoyment of a Minneapolis sunset skyline view."
Smart & Associates was tapped for interior design for the new build.  "Scena will offer wide open views through the use of large doors that literally open the restaurant to the street," said Smart.  "The energy and movement from within spills onto the sidewalk making the entire first floor feel like it is part of the sidewalk dining scene."

About Scena Tavern:
Scena Tavern is an American eatery inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean. Open 7 days a week, they offer two outdoor dining options and open cooking kitchen and interactive crudo bar that put their chefs and bartenders in the spotlight. For more information please visit or
Minnesota United Partners with Massage Retreat & Spa Tue, 05 May 2015 16:12:36 -0500 Minnesota United Partners with Massage Retreat & Spa  

United Announces Massage Retreat & Spa as Official Massage Partner 
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., (Tuesday, May 5, 2015) -- Minnesota United is excited to announce Massage Retreat & Spa as its official massage partner. Massage Retreat and Spa’s services will help United players improve recovery time after matches and help prevent injuries to players.
"We are honored to be selected as a partner to provide weekly deep tissue therapy for Minnesota United players," said Massage Retreat President/CEO Lee Oberg. "With the highly physical nature of professional soccer, a commitment to an overall conditioning regime, including massage, is essential in producing maximum flexibility, durability, stamina and pain relief among these world-class athletes."
Massage Retreat & Spa will be providing massage and recovery services for players every week, ensuring they are ready for every match.
"It's imperative for our players to get the treatment they need to fully recover after games and training sessions," said United President Nick Rogers. "We are happy to partner with a great organization like Massage Retreat & Spa to provide our players with the highest quality massage therapists to help them be at their best to be successful on the field."
“Having Massage Retreat & Spa massage therapists gives us the edge we need to shorten the recovery time between games,” said United midfielder Jamie Watson. “In professional sports, recovery is vital and the extremely talented therapists at Massage Retreat are there week in and week out helping us get back to 100%!”
In honor of the new partnership, Massage Retreat & Spa will be giving away a $100 gift card to two lucky fans at this Saturday’s match as a part of Soccer Mom Appreciation Night presented by Carousel Motor Group. Get your tickets today by calling 763.4SOCCER or visiting
About Massage Retreat & Spa
Massage Retreat & Spa provides Massage and Spa services by professional and licensed therapists in an award-winning, relaxing upscale spa environment. Offering seven Twin Cities locations, they are open every day of the week offering Massage, Facials, Retreat Spa Packages, Full Body Waxing Services, plus Eyebrow and Eyelash Tinting.  All massage and spa services are customized to meet the goals of the customer.  Visit for more information and appointment availability.
About Minnesota United FC
Minnesota United FC plays in the 11-team North American Soccer League (NASL), which also includes the Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, FC Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, San Antonio Scorpions, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Ottawa Fury FC, Indy Eleven, Jacksonville Armada and the New York Cosmos. Find out more about Minnesota United at,, and on Twitter @MNUnitedFC.
BuzzFeed CTO Mark Wilkie & space150 CEO Billy Jurewicz to Keynote at 6th Annual Mobile March Mobile Conference. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:05:46 -0600  

Minneapolis, MN – Mobile March organizers today announced the keynote speakers for the 6th Annual Mobile March conference to be held March 26th, 2015 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park.
This year’s edition of Minnesota’s longest running mobile conference includes Keynotes from Mark Wilkie, CTO of social sharing and entertainment company, BuzzFeed on app strategy and the role it plays in this  fast growing company. Also scheduled to speak is Billy Jurewicz, founder and CEO of Twin Cities digital agency Space150. He’ll offer a peek into the future and recap the state of digital to physical technology with insights on what's to come, what’s a fad, and how businesses can navigate these choppy waters.
With a nod to the growing Mindfulness movement, a special lunchtime keynote from Alex Haley of Present Endeavors will explore the concept of managing stress in a tech crazy world.
Mobile March organizer Phil Wilson noted, “This year’s keynotes represent what Mobile March is all about; sharing information and educating on multiple topics in mobile development, business and use.” He goes on to say, “Keynotes of this stature are really icing on the cake of the full day of sessions covering all kinds of mobile insight.”
Mobile March will include multiple tracks of learning including Mobile Development and Design, Mobile for the Enterprise, Connected Devices, Mobile Lifestyle and more.  
Registration is found at or directly through Eventbrite at    Registration is $115. Registration includes all meals and refreshments. Student discounts are available as well. 
About Mobile March 
Founded in 2010, Mobile March is an event dedicated to exploring the latest in mobile technology and trends. The name Mobile March not only denotes the month in which it takes place, it also emphasizes the ongoing advancement and growth of mobile technology and the related lifestyle. 
By offering content that appeals to mobile developers, business people, and users we hope to facilitate a greater understanding between the constituencies that make mobile happen.  Whether you make money with mobile or just use it to stay connected, we invite you to join us for Mobile March. 
Former Minnesota Twin: From the mound to a mission with Tom Johnson Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:56:22 -0600  

Minnesota boy Tom Johnson found his wildest dream come true when he made it to the big leagues as a Major League Baseball pitcher for his hometown Minnesota Twins.
After posting an outstanding season in 1977, Tom understandably looked forward hopefully to a long career in baseball. Then came a devastating injury, and an early exit from the game.
What came next is detailed in an interview he recently gave to Faith Radio KTIS-AM 900 Click Here for the full interview: