Hurricane Sandy: Notify NY Alert from our Services Team

Dear Valued Synergy Guest,

Alert issued 10/29/12 08:00 PM;

Due to severe storm conditions, all NYC residents are being instructed to go indoors immediately and to remain indoors until further notice. Go indoors , and stay away from windows. Only use 9-1-1 for emergencies.

CON EDISON SHUTS OFF POWER TO PART OF LOWER MANHATTAN

Action will Speed Restoration, Protect Equipment NEW YORK – Con Edison has begun the process of shutting off electrical service to a portion of Lower Manhattan, a move that will protect both company and customer equipment, and allow for quicker restoration after Hurricane Sandy passes.

The company cut service to two areas. The first is bounded by the following streets: Frankfort Street to the north; William Street to the west; Wall Street to the south; and the East River. The second area is bounded by Broadway to the west; Wall Street to the north; and the southern tip of Manhattan.

The areas include about 6,500 customers. Con Edison reported that as of 7 p.m. there were more than 156,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County without electrical service due to Hurricane Sandy.

Sea water from Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge threatened to flood the underground electrical delivery system, prompting the shutdown. The shutdown will help avoid extensive damage to company and customer equipment, and allow company crews to restore power to customers more quickly.

The company will have to wait for flood waters to recede before workers can enter some facilities to assess damage. As equipment is inspected and determined safe to energize, the highest priority for restoration will be given to critical customer facilities that have an impact on the general public such as mass transit, hospitals, police and fire stations, and sewage and water-pumping stations.

Con Edison continues to monitor underground electrical delivery equipment in other areas of Manhattan south of 36th Street, along with section of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, for flooding and possible shutdowns.

Customers can report downed power lines, outages, and check service restoration status by computer or mobile device at www.conEd.com. They also can call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).  Customers who report outages will be called by Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available.

The company is advising its customers to pay close attention to reports from city and municipal officials. Con Edison will continue to provide updates through the media as the storm moves closer. Important information will be posted on the company’s website, www.conEd.com.

For instructions on how to report an outage, click here: http://bcove.me/6sx1yox5

In the event the hurricane hits our area, Con Edison offers the following safety tips:

-If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Treat all downed wires as if they are live. Never attempt to move or touch them with any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by tree limbs, leaves or water.

- Report all downed wires to Con Edison and your local police department immediately. If a power line falls on your car while you’re in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.

-If your power goes out, turn off all lights and appliances to prevent overloaded circuits when power is restored.

-Check to make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios are working. Also, make sure you have a supply of extra batteries. Weather updates and news on power outages can be heard on most local radio and television stations.

-Avoid opening your freezer to see if food is still frozen. Every time you open the door, room-temperature air enters and speeds the thawing process. Most fully loaded freezers will keep food frozen for approximately 36 to 48 hours; half-full freezers will keep food frozen for approximately 24 hours.

The company is in constant communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management and the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services and company personnel are working closely with city and municipal emergency officials.

Kindest regards,

Molly Gilmore

Molly Gilmore | Services Coordinator

p 800-600-1115 | f 925-807-1175 | mgilmore@synergyhousing.com

12657 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 550, San Ramon, CA 94583 www.synergyhousing.com

Potrero Launch Party

On Thursday, October 25 Synergy celebrated the public unveiling of our new website and mobile application, as well as showed off one of our apartments at the new exclusive property Potrero Launch in San Francisco. After months of hard work, guests were able to use a host of different technology to test out all the features of the new Synergy website and smartphone application. An introductory video on the smartphone application also played on a large TV screen, and the Synergy Twitter feed was streaming on a computer.  Potrero Launch is a one-of-a-kind apartment building, which is comprised of two brick warehouses that have been converted into LEED certified apartment buildings. With breathtaking views of the city from the roof-top deck, and top-of-the-link amenities throughout the apartment, Potrero Launch is a coveted spot to live in the city. Potrero hosted their own kick-off on the rooftop of Thursday night, with music, beverages, and astounding views of the Giants stadium and the Bay Bridge. Our two launch parties corresponded nicely and flowed effortlessly into each other making the evening one of excitement, buzz, and something to rave about!

 

Triple Win for Synergy at Annual Cartus Global Network Conference

The Synergy Awards: Platinum Commitment to Excellence Award, Platinum Supplier Innovation Award, Silver Supplier Innovation Award

Synergy Corporate Housing announces that the company has been awarded three Supplier Excellence Awards by Cartus during the 12th annual Cartus Global Network Conference, held in Washington D.C. on October 7-9, 2012.

The annual awards recognize those suppliers who have consistently delivered exceptional service to Cartus’ customers, as well as those who invested in innovations that improved service.  Synergy won in both categories.

For overall service, Synergy took home a Platinum Commitment to Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition.   In the Service Innovation category, Synergy received two awards – Silver for its account management team and Platinum for its Mobile Concierge Program.

“Needless to say, the entire organization is proud” states Jack Jensky, Founding Partner at Synergy.  “These awards exemplify Synergy’s core values – People, Passion & Innovation – which all of our associates live day in and day out as we serve our clients around the world.”

Synergy was the only company in the Cartus Global Supplier Network to be awarded the Platinum Service Innovation award.  Additionally, Synergy was the only global temporary housing supplier to receive two awards for innovative service.

About Cartus

Cartus provides trusted guidance to organizations of all types and sizes that require global relocation solutions. In 2011, Cartus served over 70 percent of the Fortune 50. We provide service in more than 165 countries, applying our more than half century of experience to help our clients with their mobility, outsourcing, consulting, and language and intercultural training needs. Cartus is part of Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services. To find out how our greater experience, reach, and hands-on guidance can help your company, visit www.cartus.com and www.pitchengine.com/cartus; read our blog at www.cartusblog.com; or click www.realogy.com for more information.

About Synergy Corporate Housing

Synergy Corporate Housing is an innovative, global corporate housing company that offers furnished accommodations for short-term or extended stays.  Synergy is recognized as one of the best in the industry at delivering cutting-edge, customized solutions to their client partners in order to help them meet their key business objectives.   Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in San Ramon, California, and has offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Dublin, Ireland. To learn more, visit us as http://synergyhousing.com.

Media Contact: Jennifer Carter | jcarter@synergyhousing.com | (925) 807-1155

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Synergy at the Primetime Emmy Awards 2012

Introduction to our Guest Blogger: Debbie Visovsky has been working at Synergy for nine years.  She started off as a Guest Service Representative and was then promoted to an Account Executive.  She is currently our Special Project Coordinator and Inventory Manager.  She is also the San Ramon office’s unofficial home baker, cake decorator and Food Coordinator/Consultant.  She recently spent 4 days in Los Angeles at our featured property, The WaterMarke Tower, during which time she attended the 64th Primetime Emmy Award’s Red Carpet Event.  She is our guest blogger this week and will share some of her favorite photos from the Red Carpet.

This is the 6th year that I have had the privilege of attending the Red Carpet Event at the Emmys.  I go with my friends Jennifer, Patty, and Susan.  It is a complicated annual trip that is never guaranteed as our seats depend completely on the lottery, hosting television channel, and pure luck.

We stayed at The WaterMarke Tower in downtown Los Angeles.  This building is PHENOMENAL.  It is as LA as LA gets with the modern and chic atmosphere.  The basement is full of glitz and glamour.  Level 7 has a gorgeous pool and a lovely Zen Garden.  We stayed on the 18th floor of this 35 floor building and had a wonderful view.  There was a Starbucks and Ralph’s across the street – very convenient!

The dining table with spectacular views.

The living area in the apartment, complete with HD TV.

The amazing night-time view of Downtown LA from our balcony.

The first year we attended the Emmys Red Carpet Event, we sat all cute and quiet and just took pictures.  The following year we learned that if we holler people’s names and ask to take their picture then we will get outstanding personal photos of the stars actually looking at us.  By the third year we started to have conversations with the celebrities.  The four of us are extremely enthusiastic people and have hilarious photos of our favorite stars first waving with a bright smile, which quickly changed into looks of slight concern.  We are currently up to the point where we can get our entire section to chant a celebrity’s name to get them to look at us.

This year the bleachers were along one long section of the Red Carpet, right at the entrance, and only went three rows deep.  We sat front and center, directly across from Entertainment Tonight’s booth and near the E Live and ABC booths.  We sat behind the E Countdown hosted by Kelly Osborne, Giuliana Rancic, and George Kotsiopoulos from E’s Fashion Police.

View from where we sat on the Red Carpet!

We were right behind the “E” countdown.

The Red Carpet packed with stars!

The stars started showing up around 2:00 PM and by 3:00 PM the carpet was packed.  We hollered and waved and took pictures for two hours straight in very hot 102 degree weather.  I felt so bad for the men in their dark, heavy suits and the women in their long, heavy gowns and make-up.  It is always fun to see the celebrities in person.  They are usually much thinner and prettier/more handsome, believe it or not!  This year I was very excited to see Michael J. Fox and Tom Hanks.  Jimmy Fallon wins for Friendliest Celebrity and, therefore, is always a Fan Favorite.  Lucy Liu and Julianne Moore win for Most Beautiful.  Nicole Kidman, Heidi Klum, and Padma Lakshmi are about a foot taller than everyone else on the red carpet and are absolutely stunning.  I thought Leslie Mann was the Best Dressed along with Ginnifer Goodwin.  Worst dressed was Claire Danes (Sorry!  I know she is pregnant but that is NO excuse for such an unflattering frock!) followed by Elisabeth Moss. Here is a gallery of my favorite pictures I took from the event.

We had such a great time in Los Angeles at Watermarke, and of course on the red carpet at The Emmy Awards! This year was an experience I will never forget. I hope you’ve enjoyed my story and my pictures. Did you watch The Emmy Awards? Who are your favorite actors and actresses? Who did you think took best dressed? Please share your thoughts and comments with us in the section below!

Synergy goes to Dreamforce!

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Welcome to Dreamforce! I highly recommend this conference to any business professional. Not only do you get to spend four incredible days in San Francisco, but you are surrounded with THOUSANDS of others, all motivated to learn and reach goals … Continue reading

Do you know what Corporate Housing is?

Synergy is GSA Certified

Synergy Corporate Housing Receives GSA Certification to Provide Long Term Lodging for Federal Agencies

San Diego, CA, September 14, 2012 – Synergy Corporate Housing, a leading provider of temporary housing accommodations in over 34 countries worldwide, has been awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 48 contract and are now certified to provide services qualified as long term lodging to the Federal Government and its agencies.  Under the new certification, federal, state, and local government agencies can access Synergy’s services on the GSA Advantage!®, the government’s electronic online ordering system, at http://www.gsaadvantage.gov.

“This GSA contract allows Synergy to expand its boutique style service and product offerings to military and government personnel” said Jack Jensky, Partner at Synergy Corporate Housing. “Synergy is proud to be able to provide first class housing accommodations to these men and women that they can call home, no matter where their assignment may take them.”

The GSA schedule is one of the most widely accepted government contract vehicles available to agency procurement officers. GSA certification is a process that requires potential vendors looking to obtain government contracts to be recognized as credible and established.

As a GSA certified vendor, Synergy Corporate Housing is entrusted to manage housing programs for government contractors, federal employees, and military personnel with location requirements around the world.  Synergy delivers custom services for employees, new hires, intern programs, and training and development classes.

Synergy offers the most sought after properties and locations with state-of-the-art amenities.  Our elegant suites are uniquely designed for personal comfort with resort style amenities  for single or family living.   Each apartment features beautifully appointed furniture and high-end housewares and includes all utilities, Wi-Fi, cable and phone.

For more information about Synergy’s government programs, contact our Government Specialist MJ Myers at mjmyers@synergyhousing.com or by calling (858) 242-5900.

About Synergy Corporate Housing

Synergy Corporate Housing is an innovative, global corporate housing company that offers furnished accommodations for short-term or extended stays.  Synergy is recognized as one of the best in the industry at delivering cutting-edge, customized solutions to their client partners in order to help them meet their key business objectives.   Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in San Ramon, California, and has offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Dublin, Ireland. GSA Contract number GS-33F-0031Y. To learn more, visit us as http://synergyhousing.com.

About GSA

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies, and services. GSA, comprised of 14,000 associates, provides services and solutions for the office operations of more than 1 million federal workers located in 8,300 government-owned and leased buildings in 1,600 U.S. communities.

 

 

 

 

Media Contact

Jennifer Carter jcarter@synergyhousing.com (925) 807-1155

12657 Alcosta Blvd., Ste. 550, San Ramon, CA 94583

http://www.synergyhousing.com

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San Francisco Instagrammed

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Clockwise from the left: The Iconic Golden Gate Bridge, St. Ignatius Towers, Colorful Facades – Inner Richmond, SF Cables w/ City Hall Background, Downtown Rush Hour,  AT&T Park – Home of the Giants, Legendary Blue Bottle Coffee – Mint Plaza, Dolores Park in the Mission, Bay Bridge 7AM Fog, View from a Synergy Apartment at Golden Gateway – Embarcadero