Interesting Facts about the US Marine Corps

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US Marine Corps

Northern Illinois University graduate Tim Salvesen is an accounting professional with fifteen years of experience in the industry. The current vice president and the corporate controller of GridLiance GP, LLC, Tim Salvesen is also an honorably discharged sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Below are few interesting facts about the United States Marine Corps:

The first marine recruitment is believed to have been in 1775 by Captain Samuel Nicholas and Captain Robert Mullan in a bar known as Tun Tavern, located in Philadelphia.

The most common nicknames for marines are leathernecks, as they originally wore a stiff upright collar; jarheads, because their heads stick out from their high-collared uniform and look like a mason jar; and devil dogs, a tribute to their ferocity and endurance.

The popular US Marine Corps combat knife known as Ka-Bar got the name in honor of a story told by a fur trapper. With a heavy accent, the trapper said he “k a bar,” meaning he killed a bear.

The first American to orbit the earth was a US Marine named John Glenn.



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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)


Chicago-based Tim Salvesen operates as the vice president of accounting and corporate controller at GridLiance GP, LLC. Apart from his professional pursuits, Tim Salvesen performs community service, including as a volunteer for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Below are some common questions and answers regarding MADD.

Q: What is MADD?

A: The mother of a teenage girl who was killed by a drunk driver established MADD as a nonprofit in 1980. MADD raises awareness of and protects families from underage drinking, as well as drugged and drunk driving.

Q: What kind of victim services does MADD provide?

A: In addition to a 24-hour helpline, MADD offers support groups comprised of survivors of drugged and drunk driving and provides supportive literature. It also publishes MADDvocate, a biannual online magazine with, among other things, uplifting stories. Moreover, MADD helps those affected by drugged and drunk drivers receive compensation and other assistance. It also provides tribute services to the families of those who have been impacted by such drivers.

Q: How can one get involved with MADD?

A: You can either directly donate gifts, money, or other items to MADD or participate in its fundraising activities. Additionally, you can help advocate for change by staying informed, volunteering at MADD events, or participating in legislative action alerts.

Golf Tips for Beginners

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Golf Tips

An experienced auditor with a master of accounting science from Northern Illinois University, Tim Salvesen serves as the controller and vice president of accounting for GridLiance GP, LLC, in Chicago. Beyond dispatching his professional obligations, Tim Salvesen enjoys a multitude of hobbies, including golf. The following tips could prove helpful for beginning golfers.

Before getting into stance, it is important to align the clubface properly by situating it directly behind the ball and in line with the target hole.

Select the right type of club, depending mostly on the type of approach. Natural shot tendencies, wind, and obstacles in the landing area also affect club selection.

Modify your stance to accommodate the selected club.

Grip the club’s handle tightly.

When there is wind, hit the ball in the direction of the wind, not against it.

Try to hit the ball to the upper or pro side of the hole, as that increases the likelihood of hitting the target area.

When in a bunker, hit downward, striking behind the ball to let the sand lift it up and out onto the green.

Do not undermine chipping.

New York City’s Latest – Harold’s Meat + Three

Harold’s Meat + Three

Harold’s Meat + Three


Tim Salvesen has served as a vice president and the corporate controller of GridLiance GP, LLC, in Chicago since 2015. Previously, he operated as an audit senior manager for FGMK, LLC. Tim Salvesen travels extensively for work, most often to New York City.

A great destination for travelers, New York City arguably offers the best of everything, including restaurants, with new ones appearing regularly. A casual Southern restaurant found on the ground floor of the Arlo Hotel in Hudson Square, Harold’s Meat + Three represents one of the latest additions to the city’s restaurant scene.

Each day, the menu at Harold’s Meat + Three includes three tiers of meat varieties, from $19 to $39, ranging from flounder, salmon, and beer-can chicken to lamb, scallops, and lobster. Additionally, diners choose three sides from a long list of options. The restaurant itself is designed like an upscale cafeteria with waiter service and features bright decor and minimalist wooden furniture and chairs.

Staying Connected with NIU

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Northern Illinois University

Tim Salvesen operates as the corporate controller and a vice president of GridLiance GP, LLC, in Chicago. An alumnus of Northern Illinois University (NIU) with a BS in accounting, Tim Salvesen has given back to his alma mater in the form of donations.

Affinity groups, which connect individuals with similar backgrounds and interests, enabling them to network around their shared college experiences and passions, are an easy way for NIU alumni to stay connected after graduation. These groups include the Black Alumni Council, which is dedicated to the retention and success of black college students, and the Honors Alumni Council, which focuses on fostering a long-lasting relationship between honors students and NIU. Computer science, Greek life, and Latino heritage represent additional interests around which such groups have been developed.

Regional groups also provide a way for alumni to stay in touch. At present, there are 11 such groups across the country, and new ones can be suggested via the NIU Alumni Association website at

AICPA Tax School: Tax Staff Essentials Set for January 2017

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)


The vice president of GridLiance in Chicago, Tim Salvesen serves in a variety of accounting functions. A licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Tim Salvesen is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

AICPA was established in 1887 to represent and regulate the CPA profession. Since its inception, the organization has continuously standardized financial services provided by CPAs. It also upholds professional standards through certification and licensing protocols, as well as academic programs. To fulfill its mission, AICPA conducts professional development events, such as the AICPA Tax School: Tax Staff Essentials.

This event is designed for beginners in the CPA profession, specifically those who have less than 5 years of experience. The event will focus on developing certain skills such as choosing an accounting method, estate planning, and taxation of property transactions, among others. It will also feature discussion topics, such as inventory valuation.

AICPA Tax School: Tax Staff Essentials-Week 2B will be held on January 23-27, 2017, at the Oregon Society of CPAs in Beaverton, Oregon.

MADD Promotes Ignition Interlock Laws in Response to NHTSA Data

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The controller and vice president of accounting at GridLiance, Tim Salvesen has spent the past 15 years working in the finance industry. An active member of his community, Tim Salvesen has contributed to several organizations in the past, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Since its founding in 1980, MADD has worked to reduce drunk driving and drunk driving accidents. Despite its many efforts, the organization called for continued work following the release of a recent accident report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the report, 35,092 individuals died in traffic crashes in 2015. Of these, 10,265, or just under 30 percent, involved drunk driving.

These results show an increase from 2014, which was the first year since 2011 that drunk driving crashed fell below 10,000. MADD used the new data to highlight the importance of its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. The campaign’s primary feature is promoting the addition of ignition interlock laws in individual states which has helped reduce drunk driving deaths by 24 percent. NHTSA’s data supports the positive impact of these interlock laws by showing that the states that have enacted them have seen continued decreases in drunk driving deaths.

Currently, 28 states, along with the District of Columbia, have enacted ignition interlock laws. These states have seen up to 50 percent reductions in drunk driving deaths since the laws were passed. MADD continues to work to get these laws passed in the remaining states to further reduce the number of deaths reported each year.