Published November 20, 2007
Volume 15, Number 11

  • Hunter World Travel has joined the American Express U.S. Representative Network, a move which will allow the Hacienda company to offer more benefits and services to its customers, including access to enhanced vacation services through preferred suppliers such as American Express Vacations. In addition, the agency will have the ability to leverage American Express’ global relationships and access unique products and programs to enhance their leisure and corporate travel sales.    

    “We are so pleased to become a member of the American Express Representative Network,” said Nelson Hunter, president, Hunter World Travel. “American Express is a leader in the travel industry and through our new partnership we have the power of the American Express brand behind us and we can offer our clients more benefits, savings and products.”
  • ZANTAZ has been ranked 89 on Deloitte's 2007 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over five years, from 2002 to 2006-2007. The company, now part of Autonomy Corporation, saw revenues grow 1,891 percent during this period.     

    Autonomy ZANTAZ credits this explosive growth to the company’s commitment to deliver innovative Proactive Information Risk Management solutions to manage the skyrocketing volume of unstructured information in the form of email, instant messages, documents, audio, video and applications.
  • Ross Stores, Inc., a company headquartered in Hacienda, donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster relief efforts in Southern California. In addition, all Ross Dress for Less and dd's Discounts stores throughout the country are offering customers the ability to make donations at their cash registers to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the organization to respond to thousands of disasters across the country each year.     

    “California is home to Ross Stores and our largest state,” said Michael Balmuth, vice chairman, president and CEO. “Our heartfelt sympathies go out to our associates and neighbors in the region who may have suffered losses due to the fires.”
  • Hacienda companies including ADP, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Faz America restaurant, Kaiser Permanente, Oracle, Robert Half International, and Visioneer helped raise $80,000 for Pleasanton schools at the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation’s “Bon Appetit – Toasts & Tastes of Fall” event, held last month at the CarrAmerica Conference Center. The 480 guests in attendance were hosted by PPIE’s emcees for the evening, Roberta Gonzales of KPIX and Mark Davis of KKIQ Radio. Proceeds will assist in funding programs at various schools and for grants submitted by students and teachers in the Pleasanton Unified School District.

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