Posted: May 27th, 2010 | Author: Chris Jaensch | Filed under: Athlete & Artist Visas, Sarasota Immigrants | No Comments »
Jaensch Immigration Law Firm showed its support of the arts in Sarasota by participating in the 2010 artsEXPO. ArtsEXPO brought arts and business professionals together to enjoy a day of educational workshops, networking and lunch with a featured guest speaker. A collaboration between the Sarasota County Arts Council and the Nonprofit Resource Center of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, artsEXPO provided a forum for arts and business professionals to compare calendars and plan creative collaborations for future marketing efforts.
This expo exceeded last year’s attendance, and the feedback from the participants has been exceptionally positive. The Arts Council’s goal was to develop an event that created outstanding educational and inspirational content for members of the Sarasota arts and cultural community, while providing a solid forum for networking with business partners. Over 150 representatives from local arts and cultural organizations attended, and over 20 businesses participated as vendors.
“artsEXPO gave representatives from local businesses and cultural groups an opportunity to connect, coordinate and begin a dialogue that will last throughout the year,” says Russ Crumley, executive director of the Sarasota County Arts Council. “Many of these people met for the first time-over lunch, visiting booths, in workshops, even in the hallways! Many creative ideas begin with these types of basic, yet essential conversations.”
Crumley explained that the goal of the Arts Council was to “get people together, provide stimulating content and compelling presentations, and then get out of the way. Our arts organizations provided the energy needed to create new and exciting collaborations.” Mary Beth Crockett of Sarasota Coach Lines, one of the exhibiting businesses, agreed with Crumley that partnerships between art organizations and business are key. “It’s all about collaboration,” she said. “I didn’t even know that some of these arts groups existed-or offered the programs they offer. I feel a lot more enlightened about our arts community.”
The arts are what “sets Sarasota apart,” said Tom Yorke, director of sales for the new Hyatt Place. “We’ve made a commitment to reaching out to our arts and cultural groups. Their events and programs bring visitors to Sarasota, which is an obvious benefit for our property.”
Jaensch immigration lawfirm specializes in filing and processing visas for individuals with extraordinary abilities, including artists, dancers, musicians and performers.
Posted: May 27th, 2010 | Author: Chris Jaensch | Filed under: National News | No Comments »
We have a number of clients who have filed employment based adjustment of status applications before August 2007. These applications are on hold because the government used up all 140,000 employment based green cards that are available for the year. For these “green card waiters”, the USCIS recently indicated that the total adjustment of status application pending and “pre-adjudicated” at USCIS Service Centers as of 03/31/2010 is as follows: § Nebraska Service Center: 95,288 applications preadjudicated and were awaiting visa numbers (Only 19,434 pending) § Texas Service Center: 85,516 applications preadicated and awaiting were visa numbers (Only 21,620 pending) This information indicates that, without changes by Congress, it could be another year before the priority date advances to August 2007 or later. Remember, the priority date is the date that the PERM Labor Certification was filed, in most cases.
Posted: May 17th, 2010 | Author: Chris Jaensch | Filed under: Athlete & Artist Visas | Tags: immigration sarasota | No Comments »
Jaensch Immigration Law Firm in Sarasota specializes in guiding artists through the immigration process for living and working in the United States. If you are an artist interested in immigrating to the United States, you can start by reading these summary guidelines. Contact us if you need more information or for a consultation.
Posted: May 17th, 2010 | Author: Chris Jaensch | Filed under: Athlete & Artist Visas | No Comments »
Jaensch Immigration Law Firm in Sarasota specializes in guiding athletes through the immigration process for living and working in the United States. If you are an athlete interested in immigrating to the United States, you can start by reading these summary guidelines. Contact us if you need more information or for a consultation.
Posted: May 6th, 2010 | Author: Chris Jaensch | Filed under: National News | Tags: Immigrationsarasota.com Jaensch Immigration Lawfirm's blog offering news affecting the Sarasota Bradenton area | No Comments »
US Citizens require a visa in advance to travel to certain countries. Click here for the country list and whether a visa is required for business or tourism. For employment, study, paid positions or activities other than standard tourism or business, please confirm the entry requirement specifically.