MADD FAQs

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Image: madd.org

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
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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.

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
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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 www.myniu.com.

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.

Ways to Be More Productive While Traveling for Business

As a top-level executive for an energy-industry firm, Tim Salvesen often travels for business. Tim Salvesen meets clients both locally and internationally.

To make business trips more productive, professionals may want to:

1. Download productivity apps – Using technology, business can be done anywhere, anytime. Certain apps, such as Boingo Hotspot, allow anyone to connect to Wi-Fi while waiting for a flight. Evernote is particularly useful in compiling notes and tasks.

2. Work ahead – Before traveling, make sure to prioritize and complete complex projects. Putting in extra hours to finish what can be done ahead enables business travelers to focus on their travel agendas.

3. Join a co-working space – Co-working spaces provide business travelers proper desk space with basic resources needed to accomplish simple tasks. These mobile office spaces are usually available for use through membership fees.

4. Take advantage of layovers – If the next trip or connecting flight is more than 45 minutes away, proceed to the boarding gate and start completing simple work tasks. For instance, make phone calls and read emails while waiting.

The American Cancer Society’s Views on Daily Aspirin Use

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Daily Aspirin Use
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Tim Salvesen, CPA, serves as vice president of GridLiance in Chicago, Illinois. Outside of his professional obligations, Tim Salvesen often supports charitable organizations that are important to him. In the recent past, he has worked with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in remembrance of his mother.

In response to several recent news reports, the ACS released a statement about aspirin and its role in preventing cancer. According to the ACS, aspirin does have a link to a decreased risk of colorectal cancer. Research suggests that daily aspirin use can mitigate the risk of developing this specific type of cancer.

However, the ACS suggests that the risks of daily aspirin use might outweigh the potential benefits for some people. Overuse of aspirin can lead to internal bleeding and other severe side effects. As a result, the ACS suggests that the public refrain from using aspirin solely to prevent cancer and urges people to visit a doctor before starting a new aspirin regimen.

Maintaining a Healthy Diet

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Healthy Diet
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Tim Salvesen, a Wheaton, Illinois, resident, is the vice president of GridLiance. In his previous position as a senior audit manager at KPMG, LLC, Tim Salvesen was the office liaison for the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society recently published an article on how to effectively include healthier meals in your diet. Eating a healthy diet is a fundamental component of staying healthy and reducing the risk of cancer. Healthy diets have more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and less fried foods, processed meat, or red meat.

Often, making the big switch to a healthier diet will mean cooking more meals at home. Thankfully, with adequate planning, this shouldn’t be expensive or difficult to pull off.

To start off, plan your meals in advance. Prepare a shopping list of your weekly meals and snacks beforehand. This will reduce the number of trips you make to the store, in turn reducing the risk of impulse buying.

Plan your meals according to sales. If a food item you buy often is on sale, buy in bulk. Fruits and vegetables that are usually the least expensive include watermelon, apples, pears, bananas, lettuce, potatoes, greens, eggplant, and summer squash.

Avoid pre-washed and pre-cut vegetables, processed foods, and bagged salad mixes. For some meals, frozen vegetables or fruits work just as well.

When looking for a source of protein, don’t limit yourself to meat. Other foods such as beans are a great source.

For busy weeks, cook way ahead and freeze the meals. Add vegetables to soups and casseroles to prevent them from going bad too soon.