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Denver-Based Tech Company, Aureus Tech Systems, Modernizes the Legal Space With e-Discovery Solution, Anvesa

Aureus Tech Systems’ subsidiary company, Common Source, LLC., focused on e-Discovery for litigation, launches a new and improved version of their flagship e-Discovery product, Anvesa.

Aureus realized that e-Discovery platforms for plaintiff attorneys were few and far between so, Anvesa, powered by Microsoft Azure, was built from the ground up. Anvesa gives plaintiff attorneys an integrated experience for early case assessment, an efficient search and review function, and document production from one single platform. The solution eliminates the arduous task of jumping to and from separate, fragmented systems, reducing challenges around competency, cooperation, search terms, lack of tools, and unnecessary costs that litigation teams often face. Additionally, Anvesa provides plaintiff attorneys with a way to find “holes” while reviewing opposing counsels’ productions during the early case assessment, which is critical in this phase.

“It isn’t documents that win cases nowadays, it’s data. One piece of data, or one ‘hole’ needing to be filled, could be the difference between losing a case and winning one,” asserted Shannon Reed, VP of Product Development, Aureus.

Anvesa’s architecture makes it an incredibly efficient e-Discovery platform. “Our engineers, architects, and project managers have been working tirelessly on Anvesa. We always have our finger on the pulse of technology, industry trends, and demands so our clients are always a step ahead, which is crucial in this ever technologically-increasing and fast-paced world,” stated Abhishek Pakhira, COO, Aureus & recently-inducted Forbes Technology Council Member.

Anvesa is built on the premise of microservices using Azure. This “building block” approach allows for agility in development, enabling quicker releases to clients and faster evolution within an ever-changing business environment. Traditional applications built around monolithic frameworks can be difficult and time-consuming to fix, but Anvesa is able to precisely scale up or down, allowing for deployment flexibility, making fixes fast and easy.

Additionally, Anvesa’s use of Azure Cognitive Services and Azure Machine Learning breaks down complex information into digestible key insights, offering users the ability to search and compile documents and find patterns with superior speed and ease.

“Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services, combined with Azure Machine Learning, helps Aureus, and their e-Discovery product Anvesa, find information that’s critical to legal cases—as well as making the early case assessment process as seamless as possible. Anvesa offers customers a solution to many of the e-Discovery issues the litigation space experiences today,” said Bharat Sandhu, Director of Product Marketing, Azure Data and Analytics, Microsoft Corp.

“Most of our jobs are hectic and often stressful. Aureus’s job is to offer solutions that decrease this friction and make business life better. When we hear from our clients that Anvesa has saved them time and money, and simply put, has improved their business and their everyday experience within it, it propels us to get even better,” Sujata Bhattarai, CEO, Aureus.

With many other e-Discovery platforms, there is a chasm between product development and customer service. Customers can’t go to service providers and advise them on product changes since service providers have little influence on the software vendor’s product roadmap. Because Aureus is both a solutions and product provider, there is a direct feedback loop to product engineering. Therefore, customers have the ability to influence the product roadmap as well as receive necessary training and support.

Aureus offers Cloud-enabled Application Modernization, Digital Workplace, Predictive Analytics & Data Visualizations, IoT solutions, and Cloud Migration using Microsoft 365 and Azure as an integrated one-platform experience.

Anvesa's future releases are focused on conversational AI and making the application even more simple and intuitive.

For more information on Aureus visit For press inquiries, please contact sreed(at)aureustechsystems(dot)com.

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Newline Announces Third Consecutive Appearance on the Annual Inc. 5000 List

Inc. magazine revealed that Newline Interactive is No. 406 on the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

“We are honored and humbled to be a part of such an influential group of entrepreneurs,” stated Chris Bradford, President of Newline Interactive. “Our significant growth rate is a direct result of not only our culture and people, but our commitment to quality, innovation and customer support – the importance of which cannot be understated.”

This marks the third consecutive year that Newline Interactive has made the annual list in the top 500, an honor only shared with 17 other companies, or less than 4% of the total list. Additionally, Newline is the only manufacturer of interactive touch panels in the top 500. The organization has established itself as the leading provider of interactive display technology for businesses and schools across the country.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

More about Newline Interactive

Founded in 2012, Newline Interactive provides exceptional experiences to corporations, universities, government agencies, healthcare and schools with their multi-touch interactive panels, accessories and software. The continual innovation and product development Newline practices results in the company’s reputation as a world-class organization without exception. Find out more at

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is 0,000; the minimum for 2018 is million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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Tikit announce calendar-view functionality in new version of their time recording solution, Carpe Diem

The new version of Carpe Diem will include a unique user interface in the style of an Outlook calendar view where users can enter and edit their time. All time recorded will show in the calendar, working alongside TimeFinder to find partial or full matches for potential recordings. The powerful new feature makes it easy for users to record more time and spot time gaps. The default home screen won’t change, users will still have their traditional day view, but if they want they can now display all their time records in the calendar.

After Carpe Diem’s Intelligent Time was nominated as a finalist for the inaugural LegalTech Product Innovation Competition at Legal Week New York earlier in the year, this new version looks to bring further features to the software to make it easier than ever for users to time record. The new version is scheduled for an October release but users can enquire about their upgrade now. Anyone attending ILTACON will be able to see the new enhancements to Carpe Diem in action as well as checking out several exciting proof of concept features that Tikit are considering for future releases.

Calendar view has been brought into the product as a direct result of user feedback. Tikit put a huge emphasis on the voice of their users, listening to feedback and implementing the changes that they want into future versions of their products. As well as a very active user group, who meet and discuss their thoughts on Carpe Diem, at the beginning of the year Tikit introduced User Voice into the product. This technology allows end-users themselves to make suggestions directly from within the software interface as well as view and vote on the suggestions of others. This year also saw the creation of an independent Product Advisory Board to oversee the strategic developments of Tikit’s products. The group is chaired by Janet Day and its mandate is to ensure that Tikit’s products are developed in a way that reflect the changing needs of modern firms.

About Tikit

Tikit is a leading provider of innovative and specialist technology to the Legal and Professional services sector with over 1,500 law firm clients globally and is part of BT Group. Tikit develops its own software including Partner for Windows, Carpe Diem, Template Management System and eMarketing. This is complemented by long-standing partner relationships with other top best-of-breed providers to create innovative and complete solutions for its clients. This is matched with a commitment to and reputation for excellent customer service across consulting, implementation and support. For more information about the company, go to

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How to gain experience and skills for a career in the digital economy

Meet Becky. She’s a smart young recruitment professional from a mid-sized town near Chicago in America’s Midwest. And she’s unemployed, despite an honours degree which saddled her with ,000 in student debt. Automation in the HR industry has made her junior position redundant.

If predictions are to be believed, this is a nightmare scenario that is poised to play off on a large scale across multiple industries and countries over the next few decades. Those with a fervent imagination can probably hear the voice-over in their heads, like something from a cheesy 1980s horror movie.

“First they came for the blue collar workers, and now they’re coming for those working in the professional service industries.”

Automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, gig economy, and robotics have all become dread words as the Fourth Industrial Revolution steams inexorably onward. But is it really all doom and gloom for young professionals looking to make their mark in the world?

At first glance, the predictions are not on the side of youth. The Brookings Institution calculated that 25% of American jobs are at high risk of automation, with the risk for those in the 16 – 24 age group the highest. Although areas like office administration (60%) and construction (50%) face some of the highest levels of automation, the seemingly unassailable legal profession is also not immune with a 38% risk.

Across the pond, in the UK, the future doesn’t augur well either, with 30% of jobs at risk of automation by the 2030s. Even the venerable accounting profession faces a 94% chance of extinction.

The flip side of the coin looks equally dire. 49% of global employers are struggling to fill vacancies due to massive skills shortages, according to a ManpowerGroup survey. And that is exactly where the opportunity lies for ambitious young professionals who want to grab the world by the scruff of the neck. Let’s dig in further to see what the Beckys of the world should do to set themselves up for success.

In a hurry to upskill and gain experience? Check out the exciting openings we have for ambitious young professionals

But first, some more bad news. An oft-quoted Oxford university study estimated that almost half of US jobs were at high risk of automation over the next ten to twenty years. And that study was based on advances in Machine Learning and Robotics back in 2013!

Fortunately, the same study also came up with the antidote – those human skills that are currently immune to robotic replication.

For the foreseeable future, artificial intelligence will struggle to compete with our creative intelligence and its ability to produce original ideas and creative solutions. Robots are also not able to mimic sophisticated human perceptions and insights related to other people. Which is probably a good thing; one Dr Phil is enough.

In the same vein, it’s difficult to picture software being able to negotiate a peace settlement or a major business merger. And of course, it’s called the art of persuasion for a reason. Definitely not a machine learning strength – yet.

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report came up with its own prediction for most valuable skills which they have been tracking since 2015:

It is worth noting that Complex Problem Solving remained in pole position, while Critical Thinking and Creativity have moved into the second and third spots respectively. Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Flexibility (your ability to switch between different mental tasks) both make a first time appearance.

At least half of the top skills are related to communication and collaboration, which should be seen as foundation skills that can be honed into top ten skills. But where or how do you get to do all that honing?

It’s a sad truth that many entry level roles are aimed that cost-effective execution of repetitive tasks. Exactly those tasks that will vanish within a few years from now. The old cliche of needing skills and experience has taken on a new meaning – you need ‘the right’ skills and experience.

So, the quandary for many young professionals is that they know they need skills and experience that universities and most entry-level jobs don’t offer. They often just don’t know where to go and get them. The good news is that forward-thinking startups like Eventerprise offer a powerful solution. It makes sense though; startups are generally already operating at the vanguard of commercial and societal change.

Many startups also offer something else, above skills and experience, and that’s purpose. Eventerprise, for example, is on a mission to make an extremely fragmented and under-served events industry more transparent and filled with value for all its participants. As the CEO of the company I like to believe that it played a role in the phenomenal growth of the young professionals who have taken their careers to the next level in our digital-first environment.

What does Eventerprise offer young professionals?

Collaborate within a strong culture that teaches work ethic as a way of living. When you believe in what you do and want to succeed, hard work becomes second nature.

Come to grips with the huge (global) growth potential of digital platforms and marketplaces.

Work closely with a leadership team that offers many years of experience and insights into a variety of business-related disciplines.

Learn faster, wider, and deeper than ever before on our agile development path.

Acquire the latest in-demand skills within a digital-first startup environment.

Interact with a diverse global team and gain life-changing multicultural and international exposure.

Celebrate female leadership, diversity, and inclusion.

Future-proof your career for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Discover opportunities to travel and explore the world on multiple levels

Work remotely or at our Cape Town, South Africa, operational hub.

There are of course a few expectations from our side

We expect that you take full ownership of everything that you do. That will require resilience and endurance, especially when things don’t go your way.

Sound work ethic is one of our core values. We hope you share that with us.

As the WEF mentioned, problem-solving skills are where it’s at. In a startup environment, your ability to come up with solutions to new challenges will be tested every day. Just like a startup needs to be agile in everything it does, so do you.

Sitting on the fence can be dangerous. That’s why forward motion is always powered by confident decision making. We support and guide, but we don’t hold hands. (Initiative is such a beautiful word.)

Opportunity knocks every day and around every corner. It just needs an attentive person to open the door. We’ve built an environment that’s conducive to out-of-the-box thinking. We trust you will seek out the fresh angles and openings.

Be bold and daring – within reason. We enjoy sparring with each other (it promotes creativity), but we always keep it respectful. Likewise, we move fast and break things to learn more, but we do so cognizant of all the relevant details.


If you have read this far without breaking down in tears, well done. You may just be who we are looking for. One or two more carrots before we introduce you to some of our current career opportunities for young professionals.

We follow a performance-based remuneration model across the company. If you bring special skills to the party, we will definitely consider it in our offer. However, as a startup, our value proposition should be in what you can learn rather than a market-related salary. Longer-term, there is also potential to join our permanent core team, as well as acquiring equity through an employee stock ownership plan.

So without any further fanfare, here are some of those opportunities we’ve been going on about. Have a look and send through your application if you feel Eventerprise is the right fit for your career.

Junior Financial Operations Coordinator

Junior Freelance Graphic Designer

Junior Digital Marketer

Freelance UX Designer

Freelance UX Writer

Web Copywriter

Learn more about Eventerprise on our Careers Page. is a Swiss global tech startup on a mission to connect the world of events. We do this by ensuring technology is accessible, inclusive and affordable across an underserved market. Eventerprise makes it easier to create memorable experiences by helping everyone find the best vendors, venues and event professionals, all on one platform.


If you would like more information about this topic, please write or call:

Charlie Wright, Co-Founder Eventerprise


Phone: +27 76 022 4476


Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Professional Services,Services,U.S

D3 Technologies announces an exclusive, strategic business partnership with The Madison Group to serve OEMs and manufacturers of all sizes.

D3 Technologies, a Platinum-level Autodesk partner, dedicated entirely to manufacturing solutions, announced an exclusive, strategic business partnership that combines D3's unrivaled manufacturing expertise and passion with The Madison Group's best-in-class consulting, technical expertise, and innovative technology in the plastics industry.

Under the agreement, D3 and The Madison Group will jointly serve OEMs and manufacturers of all sizes with a comprehensive range of services and support for Advanced Manufacturing practices. The partnership will offer assistance in accelerating technology adoption, continuing education, product development, and mold design and construction.

The Madison Group is a global leader in plastics technology and unmatched in bringing innovation to the industry. With multiple PhDs on staff, their ability to analyze and optimize plastic parts and processes are unparalleled. With services like Failure Analysis, Material Evaluation, Design Evaluation, and Moldflow Analysis, they find economical solutions that help drive product development to yield higher quality parts for clients.

"Combined, we have a unique vantage point from which to identify and provide the most advanced solutions for our clients. We chose a partner who provides best-in-class technology but also shares our deep commitment to ensuring mutual clients have access to the most powerful, efficient, and effective solutions. Together we can meet the challenges of today's complex manufacturing environment, and ensure their products perform as expected when entering the field." - Erik Foltz, Senior Managing Engineer from The Madison Group

D3 Technologies partners with manufacturers to help them leverage the latest in engineering technologies and execute business process initiatives, to help them design products better, build them more effectively, and bring them to market faster. As an accomplished Autodesk Manufacturing Partner in North America, D3 focuses on 3D design and manufacturing technology, product data management/product lifecycle management (PDM/PLM), engineer-to-order (ETO), configure-to-order (CTO) solutions and ERP solutions.

"Helping our clients achieve their objectives is our core focus, and we continue to build out our suite of products and partnerships to support that mission. We are honored to partner with The Madison Group. They are a respected and innovative company that is well known for their expertise in Advanced Materials Analysis. Together we look forward to delivering significant value to our clients." – Mark Lackovic, VP of Sales for D3 Technologies

D3 Technologies’ ability to support the entire product design process (Design, Make, Use) combined with The Madison Group's ability to analyze and optimize plastic parts, material selection and manufacturing processes will enable a holistic level of support for clients, that will yield optimal results throughout the product lifecycle.

About D3 Technologies 
D3 Technologies is an Autodesk Platinum-level partner, dedicated to Autodesk manufacturing solutions in North America; including being a valued integrator of Autodesk manufacturing and plant solutions. From initial concept to the final product - D3's solutions transform manufacturing and engineering operations by improving workflows, aligning clients with the right technologies, and providing educational pathways and support. D3 has been a trusted partner to U.S. manufacturers since 1999, and continues to partner with those that demand the best. See a full list of solutions and services at

About The Madison Group 
The Madison Group, incorporated in 1993, is a recognized global leader providing consulting services, technical expertise and innovative technology to the plastics industry. By leveraging knowledge and expertise in plastics, they open new vistas enabling plastics enterprises to develop and move new products to market more quickly; minimize time to market costs; and provider stronger, safer products to the world.

Posted in: Services,Technology

NetDocuments OCR Powered by contentCrawler Cloud Available in Europe and the UK

NetDocuments, the leading secure cloud-based content services platform for law firms, corporate legal teams and compliance departments, today announced that NetDocuments OCR, its exclusive integration with DocsCorp, is now available to European and UK clients. NetDocuments OCR is also available in North America and Asia-Pacific having sold 22,000 seats to date.

NetDocuments OCR is an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and image compression technology delivered as a secured cloud-to-cloud service without requiring any on-premises software be installed. NetDocuments OCR is powered by DocsCorp’s patented contentCrawler, a cloud-based content analysis and processing technology, maintaining NetDocuments market-leading compliance standards and service-level standards.

All documents are processed in the NetDocuments OCR Microsoft Azure cloud in the Netherlands, so clients can be confident their information never leaves the region. This allows law firms to meet any data sovereignty obligations they may have under European?law?and assures clients their data will be handled according to the GDPR’s data protection requirements. Processing in Europe also enables a faster and more secure service, so there is no impact to productivity or security.

DocsCorp President and Co-Founder Dean Sappey said, “European and UK firms need OCR processing to meet GDPR requirements around data discovery and subject access responses. We’re very pleased to be able to partner with NetDocuments to deliver this much-needed service to its more than 2,500 customers, and in the process make it easier for firms to meet client expectations on data security.”

“NetDocuments OCR has been an overwhelming success in North America and is picking up speed in Australia. It is now poised to deliver comparable value to our UK and European customer base,” stated Leonard Johnson, SVP of Partners, NetDocuments. “In partnership with DocsCorp, we are showcasing cloud-to-cloud integration which supports improved operational efficiency, increased flexibility and scalability.”

Don’t miss a demonstration of the NetDocuments OCR solution at ILTACON 2019. It’s happening on Wednesday August 21 at 11 AM. For anyone interested in scheduling a demo of NetDocuments OCR or looking for more details, please contact


About DocsCorp 
DocsCorp designs easy-to-use software and services for document professionals who use enterprise content management systems. Find out more at or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Blog

About NetDocuments 
Founded in 1999, with more than 2,500 enterprise customers worldwide, NetDocuments is the legal industry’s most trusted cloud-based content services and workflow platform. Complete with state-of-the-art built-in security, compliance and governance solutions, NetDocuments offers document management, email management and collaboration technology complete with disaster recovery, enterprise search, and matter centricity features. For more information about NetDocuments, please visit:

Media Contact 
DocsCorp / NetDocuments 
Melody Easton / Jobst Elster 
Marketing Director (EMEA)VP / Head of Content 
+44 (0) 7979 795 296 / +1 (850) 459-4947 /

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FirstService Residential to Manage Belmonte-Delano Homeowners Association in Las Vegas

FirstService Residential, Nevada’s leading community management company, has been awarded the management contract of Belmonte-Delano Homeowners Association in Las Vegas. FirstService Residential assumed management responsibilities on September 1, 2019.

Located in Summerlin West off of Alta Drive, the single-family home community consists of 210 homes. The gated community offers residents access to jogging paths, a playground, and tennis courts.

“We are thrilled to partner with another great Las Vegas community like Belmonte-Delano that shares our vision for delivering an exceptional resident experience,” said Ray Colon, business development manager for FirstService Residential in Nevada. “Our team is committed to doing what’s right for the community and being genuinely helpful in the services we provide. With our local and national resources and partnership with the Belmonte-Delano board, we are excited to help the association execute their strategic vision.”

The community is minutes away from the newly built Las Vegas Ballpark as well as the City National Arena, Downtown Summerlin and Red Rock Casino. Residents are also located near Red Rock Canyon.

About FirstService Residential 
FirstService Residential is North America’s property management leader, partnering with 8,000 communities across the U.S. and Canada, including low-, mid- and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives; single-family communities; master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities; and mixed-use and rental properties. HOAs, community associations, condos and strata corporations rely on their extensive experience, resources and local expertise to maximize property values and enhance their residents’ lifestyles. Dedicated to making a difference, every day, FirstService Residential goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.

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British Comedy Meets Security Awareness Training as The Defence Works Teams Up with BBC Comedy Writers to Deliver Hilarious Information Security "Sketches"

The Defence Works, the provider of GCHQ-certified security awareness training and simulated phishing, today announced it has launched a hilarious new security awareness training series, "Sketches", after teaming up with BBC Comedy writers.

Available exclusively for The Defence Works' customers, "Sketches" boasts BBC Comedy writing credentials and a hilarious cast to deliver a truly British take on security awareness training.

The Defence Works is already well regarded throughout the industry for providing the world's most innovative and engaging security awareness training, through their GCHQ-certified Classic Interactive training series and monthly Interactive Episodes, based on recent real life events. The brand-new Sketches have already been receiving rave reviews, with well-renowned cyber-security expert, blogger and host of the "Smashing Security" podcast, Graham Cluley describing them as "brilliant".

The exclusive series delivers key security awareness messages in a funny, engaging and relatable way, which is already proving to be a huge hit with employees. This new content is available to all of The Defence Works' customers and you can watch the first episode: "Phishing Emails in Real Life" - here:

"I'm so pleased to finally announce our brand-new, British comedy meets security awareness training series," said Edward Whittingham, Founder and Managing Director of The Defence Works.

"We've teamed up with BBC Comedy writers to help engage employees in a really funny but hugely relevant way. We're passionate believers that we need to deliver the very best content possible to help in the fight against cyber-crime and to help drive a positive data security culture for organisations - and this is the latest in our innovative new training styles to help our customers. We've got one of the world's fastest growing security awareness library's but, more than that, it's all developed by our expert in-house team here in the UK, who work passionately to create truly innovative and engaging content for our customers, every single month."

About The Defence Works 
The Defence Works is an award-winning cyber-security company, with a difference. Focusing on the human element of cyber-security, The Defence Works deliver GCHQ-accredited security awareness training to employees as part of the National Cyber Security Programme; helping users identify and prevent cyber-related incidents. Maximising learning through real-life scenarios and a jargon-free delivery; coupled together with simulated phishing, The Defence Works helps make employees, the strongest defence.

Security awareness training for employees, not astronauts.

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CDR Fundraising Group Selected As Direct Response Fundraising Agency by Lutheran World Relief

CDR Fundraising Group, a division of Moore DM Group, is proud to announce it has been named fundraising agency of record by Lutheran World Relief, a top international relief and development organization at the forefront of effective, transformational global development. CDR will support Lutheran World Relief’s mission to end poverty, injustice and human suffering by helping to expand its multichannel fundraising to reach more donors and increase revenue to support its mission. The talent and resources available through CDR and Moore will facilitate fundraising growth resulting in increased mission impact for Lutheran World Relief.

Since 1945, Lutheran World Relief has worked throughout Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East investing in communities through agricultural support, response to natural disasters and humanitarian crises, and helping communities combat the impacts of climate change. Through these efforts, Lutheran World Relief fights poverty by promoting self-sufficiency and ensuring quality of life for future generations.

“Lutheran World Relief works optimistically and effectively to create a world where every child, family and community fulfills their potential. Their innovative programs meet immediate needs, and more importantly, build resilience for the future. CDR is excited and thankful for the opportunity to support and participate in this transformational work,” said Lisa Scott Benson, chief executive officer of CDR.

Lutheran World Relief Senior Manager of Philanthropic Initiatives Vila-Sheree Watson added, “I’m confident that this new partnership between Lutheran World Relief-IMA and CDR Fundraising Group will help us exceed our fundraising goals and enable us to help more people globally through our programs and projects. I am thrilled.”

CDR’s breadth and depth of services make the agency a natural fit for Lutheran World Relief’s mission and growth objectives. Offering full-service strategic guidance, analytical tools, creative excellence and cost-effective implementation, CDR brings an integrated, growth- and value-focused approach to fundraising for Lutheran World Relief. CDR will initially focus on LWR-IMA’s direct mail and digital channels to deliver a seamless and affirming experience to donors and prospects.

About CDR Fundraising Group 
CDR Fundraising Group is an award-winning direct response fundraising agency creating exponential revenue growth for nonprofit organizations for nearly 40 years. A division of Moore DM Group, CDR provides a full suite of fundraising services uniquely tailored to each of its nonprofit clients. The agency’s areas of expertise include multi-channel marketing, data-driven audience targeting and media planning, creative strategy and execution, brand strategy, research and analytics, and specialization in mid-level, sustainer and catalog programs.

About Moore DM Group 
Moore DM Group is a global leader in performance-driven marketing solutions focused on all facets of the consumer experience. Moore DM Group is comprised of 32 companies with more than 2,000 employees dedicated to helping clients fulfill their mission. The organization’s services offerings include strategic consulting, creative development, media planning and buying, research and analytics, production management and product fulfillment, and database services and public relations to nonprofit, association, commercial and government clients. Moore DM Group is a key contributor to strengthening these sectors.

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New Report Determines The Best .NET Software Development Companies Of 2019, a B2B marketplace connecting brands with software development companies, researched the top .NET software developers from around the world.

The best .NET software development companies include:

1.    Switch Software Solutions

For over a decade, Switch Software Solutions has focused on technologies such as Java, .NET, JavaScript (Angular, React, Node), SQL, C# and Ruby on Rails, as well as mobile platforms (iOS and Android). Their services include front-end development, back-end development, quality assurance, and UI/UX design. Their collaborative model provides clients the cost-effectiveness to increase profitability without the communication challenges or quality problems often associated with software development outsourcing.

2.    Apiumhub

Apiumhub is a software development company based in Barcelona that transformed into a tech hub, mainly offering services of mobile app development, web development, software architecture, DevOps and product ownership.

3.    Applaudo Studios

Applaudo Studios provides full software development services for top-tier customers in the United States, the Americas, and Europe. Their team of iOS, Android and web developers have created some of the most amazing products in the mobile and web world. Applaudo Studios can also support staff augmentation, temporary resource staffing needs for any company. From their offices in Austin, New York, Denver, Los Angeles, and DC and their development centers located in the heart of paradise in Central America, the agency helps clients with mobile and web projects.

4.    DevCom

Established in 2000, DevCom is a reliable software development partner for clients worldwide that provides complex software engineering solutions and services covering the full project lifecycle, from concept to polished product. DevCom complies with the latest development and technology standards, applying cutting edge software engineering methodologies and integration procedures.

5.    toughlex

toughlex is a Lithuania-based IT company that partners with companies in need of software development services. They believe that working together with clients can cultivate the most efficient route to creating software that satisfyingly fulfills all expectations. This kind of software delivers magnificent customer experiences, drives revenue growth and help clients quickly achieve their business goals. The agency calls digital products developed at toughlex software with impact. To achieve such impacts, they use agile methodology and full transparency to speed up products to market. toughlex .NET specialists have wide experience in web and desktop application development. Their skilled team offers the best .NET development practices for custom solutions or products, providing full-cycle services from preparing a detailed credible feasibility study to after-production support and maintenance.

6.    AddWeb Solution Pvt Ltd

AddWeb Solution is a leading IT development, consulting and outsourcing company headquartered in Ahmedabad. With a collective experience of more than 24 years, they have successfully partnered an array of IT and digital companies, globally. AddWeb Solution is consistently sloping upwards, providing flawless solutions, timely deliveries and boosting the overall productivity by ensuring maximum ROI.

7.    Algoworks

Algoworks is an awarded mobile app design and development company based out of Sunnyvale, CA & Noida, India. Since 2006, their team has won various awards and has developed 500+ apps for startups & Fortune 500 companies. They have a team of passionate techies, designers and business analysts who take pride in delivering quality products.

8.    Angular Minds

Angular Minds is rated as a top AngularJS Development Company that provides high quality and a wide range of web and mobile application development services for web, iOS and Android platforms. The company also delivers web development services to its worldwide clients. Being one of the leading iOS and Android app development companies, Angular Minds have delivered over 100+ web applications and also put over 50+ apps live on Apple and Google store. Angular Minds team has deep expertise in developing cutting-edge solutions for Android and iOS platforms.

9.    Centric DXB

Centric DXB works closely with its clients to drive traffic and leads to their online business. Whether a startup or a larger company, the agency can develop a custom digital strategy catered to clients’ goals. Centric DXB has helped clients double their leads and revenue. They have also cut cost-per-leads in half after optimizing paid search and social accounts.

10.    Clarion Technologies

Clarion Technologies is a leading IT Outsourcing company with 3 state-of-the-art development centers in India. Their unique engagement model helps clients leverage the best of the outsourcing world, including high-quality resources, world-class technical supervision, and infrastructure. Clarion has been an innovation partner for several small and medium enterprises and pioneering start-ups across the world.

11.    CognitiveClouds

CognitiveClouds helps top startups and companies build remarkable web, mobile and tablet products. The products they build help early-stage startups raise millions and established companies crush their sales targets. The agency is among a handful of companies who can turn simple sketches into fully-featured products that work on any device.

12.    KDSolutions

KDSolutions understands that each solution needs to be perfectly adjusted to each client’s needs. They don't have a fixed set of technologies and programming languages that they use. Instead, the agency always carefully analyzes project requirements to select the most appropriate technologies, even if this requires learning something new.

13.    Techliance

Techliance is a leading Information Technology Services Company that provides Web Development and Mobile App Development including Android App Making and IOS Applications solutions. Techliance is headquartered in Draper near Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. It has been delivering quality IT services for businesses of all sizes worldwide since 2008.

14.    The Provato Group

Founded in 2010, The Provato Group is a Cleveland based IT staffing and consulting firm that supports a wide range of clients and industries, including Manufacturing, Distribution, Financial, Technology, Professional Services, and Retail. With a proven track record in application development, cloud services, integration, and staff augmentation, their team helps mid-market and enterprise organizations solve their most complex technology challenges.

15.    Tudip Technologies Pvt Ltd

Tudip Technologies is a value-driven software services company. Tudip is an agile company with over 250 engineers that has been helping clients with their product-building needs across all platforms and domains. They believe in taking ideas and developing production-ready products, with total commitment to customer IT solutions.

Brands can view the best .NET software development firms by price, expertise, rankings and more on SDCR - Top Software Development Companies.

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GovX Donates Over ,000 to Active Valor in Support of Gold Star Children

A fundraising effort organized by GovX—the online shopping site exclusively for current and former military, first responders, and federal employees—has raised over ,000 for Active Valor, the nonprofit that pairs Veterans as one-on-one mentors with children who have lost parents in the military, known as Gold Star Children.

The GovX community raised the funds with individual purchases of the newest entry in the Patch of the Month series, a special limited-edition patch designed in honor of the Liberty Bell. Proceeds from the patch were donated to the nonprofit after being on sale during the month of July.

Active Valor was designed by a former Navy SEAL and pairs Veterans as one-on-one mentors with children who've lost parents in the military. Mentors and kids embark on Valor Adventures, specially designed mission-based outings that develop kids' creativity, communication skills, confidence levels, and problem-solving abilities. Mentors impart valuable skills and knowledge gained from careers spent in the military.

"Active Valor is one of the most unique foundations we've ever supported," said Alan Cole, GovX CEO. "It's a heartfelt and touching organization that gives back to the families of heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and it's an honor to support their cause."

Valor Adventures welcomes children between the ages of 4 and 18, and focuses on giving each child a personal experience. Each Gold Star Child receives a personal Veteran mentor, an all-day adventure, and an agenda that fits their personal and emotional needs. The primary goal of every Valor Adventure is fun—Kids can participate in a variety of activities, from treasure hunts, games of Capture the Flag, and outdoor reconnaissance and spy games with veterans trained in combat and fieldcraft. One Valor Adventure featured a Zombie Hunt, complete with volunteer zombie actor and NERF guns for defeating the undead.

"It has been a pleasure to work with GovX on this campaign. Being a Veteran myself, it is an honor to work with companies such as GovX that go above and beyond to support our military, law enforcement and first responders," said Perry Yee, Active Valor CEO and co-founder. "Their efforts to support our mission with Active Valor will greatly benefit the Veterans and Gold Star families that we serve."

In addition to outdoor adventures helping kids grow and learn, Active Valor provides Veterans with a sense of purpose, fulfillment and community in their lives after their military service concludes. As a Veteran-run nonprofit, Active Valor understands the physical and mental toll that military service can exact. Their program reintroduces the value of brotherhood, community and the chance to complete a mission back into veterans' lives.

If you are a Gold Star Family and would like to learn more about Active Valor, visit their website, and learn more about Valor Adventures here.

About GovX is for the men and women who protect our country and communities. The members-only eCommerce site offers thousands of products, tickets and travel services from hundreds of premium brands at exclusive, below-retail pricing. Eligible members include active and veteran U.S. military, firefighters, law enforcement officers and federal agents. Membership is free and more information can be found at

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Rulai Named in Gartner 2019 Market Guide for Conversational Platforms

Rulai inc?., a new Conversational Computing Platform provider, announced today that it has been included as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner 2019 Market Guide for Conversational Platforms. Rulai believes this inclusion is a testament to the strength of its platform, its proven ability to generate results for companies, as well as its reach in the market.

Rulai’s platform is unique because it combines? ?Level 3 AI techniques? with extreme ease-of-use to allow designers and business experts to create advanced Virtual Assistants without writing any code. According to the report, “The democratization of AI means capabilities move from custom developed, with significant professional service effort, to available as turnkey capabilities.”

A Level 3 Virtual Assistant is capable of constructing a dialog in real-time, handle mixed initiatives, multiple intents, as well as context switch with ease, without any coding. As a result, Level 3 Virtual Assistants tend to have much higher resolution rates and lower confusion rates, resulting in a better customer experience and lower cost.

According to Gartner, “There is a fundamental shift between a graphical user interface (GUI) and a conversational interface. With a graphic interface, the user is the operator of technology, while in a conversational interface the user instructs the agent and the agent determines intent. The conversational platform is the enabler for the first generation of these agent interfaces, and it will not be limited to text input or conversation. Increasingly, multimodality is being added and, in time, the conversational interface will transform to a multimodal interface and become the dominant interaction model with technology.”

“Rulai’s Conversational Computing Platform has been designed to make it as easy as possible for enterprises to create advanced conversational interfaces,” says Marc Vanlerberghe, CEO of Rulai, “By combining deep expertise in dialog systems with self-serve capabilities, we reduce the need for extensive coding or professional services, often the hidden costs of many AI deployments.”

Gartner specifically recommends that “application leaders responsible for development and platform strategies, and who want to develop chatbots or virtual assistants (VAs), should explore not only the capabilities of individual conversational platforms, but also the development and data science efforts required to make their features work.” 
*Source: Gartner, ?Market Guide for Conversational Platforms,? Magnus Revang et al., 30 July 2019

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Rulai 
Rulai? is a new Enterprise Conversational Computing Platform provider. Rooted in academia, the founding team has a combined 200 years of experience in AI research, published over 400 research papers and filed over 80 patents in advanced AI-based dialog management. It is the only SaaS platform in the market capable of supporting? ?Level 3 Virtual Assistants?
Enterprises in banking, insurance, retail, telco, and life sciences use Rulai to augment the work of customer service agents, as well as increase customer self service capabilities across sales and support. Its easy-to-use platform allows business users to create and evolve virtual assistants with minimal use of precious IT resources. Rulai has been recognized by Gartner, Forrester, and Bloomberg. 
In partnership with Digital Insurance, Rulai is hosting a webinar on August 13, to discuss “Conversational Insurance: How to Compete in the Age of Lemonade”. More details and registration ?here?.

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TroopTravel Announces the Integration of

Troop Travel, an award-winning startup in the corporate group travel, meetings and events planning, announces the integration of group hotel sourcing and booking services into its planning platform. The additional data feeds and services will allow corporations using the Troop Travel platform to plan, source and book any corporate meetings and events in minutes.

TroopTravel’s Big Data planning platform aggregates thousands of data points which helps taking informed decisions on corporate meetings and events planning. While the startup has been focussing mainly on making the planning of these events perfect, the integration of fulfillment partners has been a logical step, as Leonard Cremer, one of the founders of TroopTravel stated: ”After our customers have successfully planned their meetings and events on our platform, they continuously asked us whether we can help with the fulfillment. Thus, an integration of fulfillment services was just a logical step.”

This is, however, just the beginning, as Dennis Vilovic, the other founder of TroopTravel mentions: “While working with a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies we learned that every customer has different needs and partners they want to work with. Thus, we are planning to integrate a number of different service providers and we are very excited that with we have integrated a leading online seller of group hotel bookings which immediately create a massive value for our customers.” Future integrations will be included as additional air services, ground bookings and management modules.

With the integration of, TroopTravel offers an end-to-end solution for corporate group travel, meetings and events, starting at the very first question of “Where do we meet?”

About TroopTravel:

100 travelers from 15 different starting locations. Where do we meet? This is the initial challenge TroopTravel started to solve since it was founded in 2017. The team saw the massive potential of saving money and time when being flexible on where to have a meeting. Their big data analysis platform pulls together thousands of data points which help travel and event planners to make informed decisions. Whether it is around travel cost, ease of travel, carbon footprint, travel policy, security, visa requirements, etc. the platform combines all relevant data points in one place.

TroopTravel’s work has won a number of industry awards such as the Disrupt Award at the Business Travel Show in 2018 or the Battle of the Pitches 2019 at BCD Travel’s Mindmeld conference. Today, Troop Travel is the strategic meetings & an events planning platform for several Fortune 500 companies.

About is the leading provider of online services in the global hotel marketplace, and an established resource for group event planners and hotel partners alike. Today, provides its travel technology expertise to over 5 million customers globally while servicing an estimated billion in 2018.

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Signature Flight Support Expands Aircraft Trip Support Capabilities to 6 Additional Italian Airports

Signature Flight Support, the world’s largest network of Fixed Base Operators (FBOs), has announced a major expansion of its European business aviation support services in Italy with the addition of 6 airports to its current in-country presence, which now totals 9 aircraft handling stations.

Signature’s expansion follows several months of preparation, including the establishment of qualified local partnerships and an exhaustive vetting process conducted by Italian aviation authorities. Existing locations at Milan-Linate (LIN), Milan-Malpensa (MXP), and Rome-Ciampino (CIA) are augmented by the addition of key airports at Bergamo (BGY), Catania (CTA), Florence (FLR), Naples (NAP), Palermo (PMO), and Pisa (PSA). Operating permits, slot acquisition, and PPR approvals are added to the portfolio of handling services coordinated from Signature’s 24/7 Italian operations center at Milan-Linate airport.

The resultant ENAC certification at Bergamo’s Orio al Serio Int’l Airport, complimented by the inauguration of a new General Aviation Terminal at Milan’s Malpensa Airport, allow for the continuation of business aviation arrivals to Northern Italy during Milan-Linate’s three month closure for runway construction.

“Signature has identified Italy as a key strategic market for business aircraft operations in Europe,” explained John-Angus Smith, Managing Director EMEA. “By adapting our business model to conform to local conditions, including our joint venture with SEA Prime and our latest handler arrangements at several Italian airports, we have developed a comprehensive support network for business aircraft operators visiting major airports throughout the country.”

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Younger U.S Consumers are Open to Financial Help from Their Primary Financial Institution

Mercator Advisory Group’s most recent Insight Summary Report, Consumers and Personal Finance: Primary FIs Have an Opportunity to Help, from the bi-annual CustomerMonitor Survey Series, reveals that over 80% of U.S. consumers 18–34 years old would be open to budgeting, saving, and credit monitoring help from their primary financial institution. More specifically, 89% would be interested in talking to their primary FI about setting a household budget to meet their goals, 88% would be interesting in budget monitoring services, 87% would be interested in automatic savings plans to help meet their budgeting needs, and 84% would be open to a conversation about credit monitoring services.

The report is based on a sample of 3,001 U.S. adults surveyed in the annual online Banking and Channels survey of Mercator’s CustomerMonitor Survey Series, conducted in November 2018.

The study highlights consumers’ use and interest in setting household budgets, defining financial goals and services that financial institutions can provide to help their customers reach their goals and build their wealth. It examines the opportunity for financial institutions to offer financial advice and identifies the types of financial advice they currently use, wealth management account relationships, small business owners and the demographics of consumers most interested in budgeting and personal finance in terms of use of personal financial management (PFM) tools, mobile and online banking activities performed, new account opening, and interest in mobile-based personalized services.

“Oftentimes primary financial institutions lose out on the opportunity to help their customers build wealth as those customers look to other financial services to address their personal finance needs. Focusing on the younger customer as they start to build wealth is a great opportunity to attract them before they begin to look elsewhere,” stated the author of the report, Peter Reville, director of Primary Data Services at Mercator Advisory Group, which includes the CustomerMonitor Survey Series.

Highlights of this report include: 

  • Type of financial institutions used and those considered primary
  • Profile of business owners, by demographics, part-time vs. full-time, and revenue generated
  • Use of financial advisors by type and separately, wealth management accounts and relationships
  • Consumers’ interest in credit monitoring and support for budgeting and other support for financial goal setting from their respective primary financial institution
  • Personal financial management habits such as adhering to household budget, designating separate accounts to reach specific financial goals, and use of personal financial management (PFM) tools
  • Channels preferred by banking customers to communicate with their financial institutions
  • Important factors in bank selection
  • Participation in financial institution’s relationship rewards program and extent to which it motivates further engagement
  • Interest in mobile-based personalized banking services
  • Demographic profile of customer segments most interested in financial advice


Companies mentioned in this report include: AceMoney, BankTree, iCash, Intuit Quicken, Microsoft Money, Mint, Moneydance, MoneyLine, Personal Capital, and YouNeedaBudget.

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About Mercator Advisory Group 
Mercator Advisory Group is the leading independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world's largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal

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Palmer Johnson Power Systems Partners With Auto-Maskin as an Official Distributor

Palmer Johnson Power System has partnered with Auto-Maskin LLC. as an official distributor. Palmer Johnson will now represent Auto-Maskin in 17 states and providences in the US and Canada, offering a wide variety of electronic solutions for customers in multiple markers. This expands Palmer Johnsons ever growing line of products for the Marine, Oil & Gas and OEM industries to include Auto-Maskin.

"One of the key initiatives of Palmer Johnson is to offer new products and services to our existing customers. Our partnership with Auto-Maskin now allows us to provide a quality and configurable solution for engine control and equipment monitoring, particularly to our customers in the Marine, Oil & Gas and OEM Markets." -Jeff Magusin, VP of Marine Sales

About Auto-Maskin 
Auto-Maskin has been successfully protecting their customer's investments for over 50 years. They have lasted that long due to a focus on innovation, quality and the ability to be agile towards market and customer needs. Auto-Maskin has become the trusted supplier for solutions that require the best in protection, functionality, quality and compliance to global standards.

At Auto-Maskin, the customer comes first. Their product lines are flexible, easily installed and configured, rugged for tough applications, and provide the protection required to keep your investments sound. Auto-Maskin engineers and production teams are focused on quality. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified, the team of engineers create imaginative and innovative solutions based on customers needs and definitions. Utilizing appropriate technologies and unique components designed in-house, the teams supply quality assured solutions to highly demanding local and global standards such as Marine Classification Society rules.

About Palmer Johnson Power Systems 
Palmer Johnson Power Systems is a leading distributor and authorized service provider for the off-highway industry. Palmer Johnson specializes in parts distribution, application engineering and service repair of powertrain components. Over the last five years, due to customer demand in the off-highway market, Palmer Johnson has moved into complete service of off-highway equipment, including engine and hydraulic repairs.

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iPatientCare Announces National User Conference (NUCON) 2019

iPatientCare, a pioneer in cloud-based ambulatory EHR and revenue cycle management services, announced today of its annual gala event, National User Conference 2019, that will be held at Queen City Club, Cincinnati on October 18th and 19th.

This annual user conference involves iPatientCare users, channel partners, and business partners. While the event offers a great learning opportunity through presentations of current features and services and sneak preview of the future product releases, it serves as a platform for relaxation full of fun and excitement that engages entire iPatientCare community.

Every year through NUCON, iPatientCare offers a great learning opportunity to all its members to stay up-to-date on the future industry trends as well as latest and upcoming enhancements in iPatientCare product suite. The knowledge sharing continues with discussion on topics relating to Value based care, MACRA/MIPS, PCMH, Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring, specialty-focused implementations.

“Since we started NUCON, the event has evolved to meet the changing needs of our users, but its purpose has never wavered - to empower our users with the most actionable strategies for improving their patients’ health and enhancing care by adopting to best clinical practices. This is even more important when healthcare reforms expect providers to transition to delivering value-based care. NUCON 2019 will focus on proposed enhancements in iPatientCare technology that deliver context-sensitive pro-active guidelines for practicing the value-based care. The City of Cincinnati with many major attractions and corporate headquarters is surrounded by picturesque foothills and the legendary skyline alongside the scenic Ohio River adding a beautiful backdrop to the Queen City. NUCON 2019 will provide a platform to meet the senior managers, experts, analysts and solution providers to exchange ideas about the key issues influencing and affecting the healthcare Industry” said Udayan Mandavia, Chief Growth Officer, iPatientCare/AssureCare.

About iPatientCare

iPatientCare is a full suite of innovative healthcare products and value-added services that help physician offices, rural health clinics, and community/federally qualified health centers (CHC/FQHC) nationwide in improving the health of their patients, enhancing patient care through care management/coordination/analytics, and reducing costs of care delivery.

The awards-winning EHR, integrated practice solutions and value-added services, such as, the revenue cycle enhancement and quality improvement consulting, provide everything you need to control your practice operations, increase revenues, and provide better patient care.

iPatientCare helps healthcare providers to dramatically reduce A/R days and improve collections rates, reduce billing costs, eliminate the burden of repeatable, high volume work on their internal teams, and plug gaps in staffing and internal bandwidth. The revenue cycle teams are comprised of senior executives with extensive experience in clinically-driven revenue cycle management systems including certified billers and coders with managerial capabilities to facilitate client interactions, escalations and SLA.

The iPatientCare EHR 18.0, has received 2015 Edition ONC Health IT certification by Drummond Group, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), in accordance with the applicable eligible professional certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Full certification details can be found at the ONC Certified Health IT Product List.

As part of its MACRA-ready solutions, iPatientCare has been recognized as a qualified MACRA-MIPS registry by CMS, and has a distinguished credit of being selected as a preferred EHR and medical billing software by more than 70,000 users nationwide, numerous hospitals/health systems, federally funded regional extension centers, and in the past by the US Army and NASA Space Medicine.

Visit for more information.

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M24you and axiVEND Announce an Exclusive Distribution Agreement for The Americas

“M2-Automation systems have long been recognized by many as the best engineered and most flexible system for the ultra-low volume high precision liquid dispensing systems on the market,” said Ron Wolbert, M24You CEO. “However, until recently, that reputation was spread mainly via word-of-mouth from happy and fulfilled customers. A few years ago, we stepped up our marketing and sales activities, first in Europe, and then in Asia. We are excited to now further extend our commercial activities into the Americas.”

“Not only do M2 systems represent the most flexible offering in the low volume precision dispensing market, the philosophy of M2 management is well aligned with ours,” said Claude Dufresne, axiVEND CEO. “We will not sell a system unless we feel that it is a good fit for our customer’s needs. It is imperative to have completely satisfied customers.” See us next week in Anaheim CA at AACC Booth 1496.

About M24You and M2-Automation 
M24You GmbH has been established in August 2015 in Berlin by the German company M2-Automation and the Austrian company Lauden Holding GmbH. The aim of this connection is to support customers with Low Volume Liquid Handling Technology, especially in the field of Microarrays, Microfluidics, Biosensors, Biochips and In Vitro Diagnostics. M24You combines know-how and experience of M2-Automation, which is the leading producer of micro-dispensing instruments with the long-term expertise of Lauden Holding in serving life science and industrial customers. This partnership enables providing our customers with the very best spotting technology for various applications. For additional information please visit

About axiVEND 
While newly founded in 2019, axiVEND is built on the concept of truth in vending. From the Greek “axios” for truthfulness, axiVEND promises to provide the very best solutions, with proven field performance, to the worlds of diagnostics and multiplex assays in general. Leveraging an expanded network throughout North and South America, axiVEND will soon be positively impacting life science industries in general. The early axiVEND portfolio encompasses best-in-class M2-Automation ultra-low volume high-precision liquid deposition technologies, the latest offerings in colorimetric and fluorescence multiplex array readers, unique high-performance surface coatings for superior protein functional activity, and the next generation label-free multiplex reader. For additional information please visit the axiVEND website at, and follow us on LinkedIn.

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Running a distributed organization - 7 critical factors for remote work success

Call it what you want - distributed organization, remote work, outsourcing - these overlapping terms have been go-to buzzwords in business parlance for a while, almost as de rigueur as diversity and transparency. Globally, one in every three people are now working remotely to some extent. No wonder, when you consider the much-vaunted benefits of a distributed business model: lower overheads and wages, higher productivity, better quality of life, wider access to talent, and of course, the promotion of diversity and innovation.


That may seem great, but before we get too excited about lounging in our jammies while Dan from HR delivers his 11th presentation on company leave policy via Zoom, there are a few caveats.


The digital nature of platforms makes them ideally suited to a distributed business model. However, its successful implementation is not a one-size-fits-all affair. Some digital-first companies, like Buffer, Zapier, and Github, have built thriving fully-distributed businesses. WordPress is another good example of a decentralized community with shared goals. Conversely, online retail giant, Amazon, is spending billion on its controversial HQ2 office with space for 50,000 workers. The fact that your business is digital, doesn’t seem to dictate that your workforce should be too.


It’s not only digital startups that are buying into the promises of higher productivity and happier employees. Many traditional companies, especially in the professional services sector, are experimenting with decentralized models. Unfortunately, some of these companies are either woefully ill-equipped to run a distributed organization or are trying to sugarcoat labour arbitrage.


Originally arbitrage meant cross-border trade in goods - the buy low, sell high principle. This was followed by offshoring factory work to low-wage countries. Now, Globalization 4.0, driven by the proliferation of digital technologies, is introducing a new form of arbitrage in the services sector. As a result, professional workers in developed economies are increasingly being subjected to the vagaries of the gig economy, which has diluted many hard-won workers’ rights.


It is therefore important to distinguish between a true distributed organization, which binds together remote professionals, working towards common goals within a harmonious culture, and a simplistic outsourcing exercise with a one-dimensional (and sometimes exploitative) purpose. Hopefully, the Zeitgeist is changing. A quick Google Trends exercise shows that interest in outsourcing has waned dramatically over the past 15 years while remote work has risen in popularity.

How did we get here?

Large multinationals have actually been running distributed formats for ages. The Dutch and British East India Companies were early forerunners of these mega corporations with workers and offices spread across the globe. Ironically, the British East India company also helped to create the antithesis of distributed organizations, one of the first gargantuan centralised offices. It was an early forerunner of the labour concentration that was so characteristic of the First Industrial Revolution, due to the latter’s need for factory fodder.


Despite its ubiquity, office culture has only been around for about 300 years. For most of humankind’s existence work was conducted from home. This allowed families and communities to build strong bonds and support networks. The advent of centralised offices disrupted this natural state of affairs, as workers were generally reduced to units of production, with scant regard for their quality of life.


The internet and new methodologies like Agile and Lean have created an opportunity to break free from the constraints of the centralised office model. Ambitious young companies can now use a distributed model to compete with established players and disrupt entire markets. That is, if they are able to negotiate the following hurdles.

7 critical factors for remote work success


The rise of the distributed machines

Skynet is live. The proliferation of SaaS solutions for very aspect of running a business has been a game changer.Cloud software for CRM, project management, communication, and video conferencing has made collaboration between remote teams much easier, while AI and machine learning applications have removed the need for many entry level positions.


However, knowing which tools to use at each stage of your company’s evolution can be tricky. Many young startups have rued the day that they signed up for the full (and quite expensive) Salesforce package, belatedly discovering that they only required 10% of its functionality. Runway up in flames.


Leadership experience

Digital tools are great, but if you don’t have the right culture and organizational structure in place, they will not be wielded effectively. Startups that build a distributed model into their DNA from inception tend to be more effective at leveraging innovation, increasing productivity and raising employee satisfaction. Doing that is easier said than done though.


Your organization needs highly-focused leaders who can implement a clear structure and develop processes that nurture trust in common goals across multiple channels. That said, transparency is key to building trust. Leaders should communicate strategies, opportunities, and challenges in a clear and consistent fashion. Nothing kills trust like not knowing what is going on in the company that you are working for.


Get rid of hierarchies. The more layers you add to your distributed organization, the higher the likelihood of communication breakdown. That’s why a lean approach works so well with a remote team.


Communication skills have never been more important

The fact that you are using cutting-edge digital tools and working in real time with team members situated thousands of miles away, does not mean that proven business principles don’t still apply.


Omni-channel communication is not just for your clients. Your team should know when and how to use a specific communication channel. Make sure your onboarding process is up to scratch in this regard. Screencast videos are a great way to get this done.


Be clear and concise in all communication.  A lack of physical cues and different semantic interpretations can cause misunderstandings and frustrations that would not usually occur in an office. Follow up on all interactions to make sure everyone is on the same page.


Recruit the right people

Not everyone is cut out for remote work. Candidates may have the right qualifications and relevant work experience, but if they are not self-disciplined, self-motivated, and nimble around remote technologies you’re in for a challenge.


Recent studies have shown that many remote workers feel disengaged and isolated, which does not bode well for their commitment to the job at hand. This also ties back to communication and leadership - if you are not putting the right structures in places and coaching your people, you should not be surprised that they feel adrift and unvalued.


A good way to test a candidate’s suitability is to include a small remote project, based on their particular field of expertise, in the recruitment process. If you get the desired results within the stipulated time frame, you probably have a keeper. Just make sure the test project requires interaction with other members of your team.


The laws of the land and fair practice still apply

If you want your employees to buy into your company goals, you need to make sure that they feel valued as real partners. That means giving them the same rights as a traditional on-site worker. Trying to circumvent leave and other benefits to cut costs in the short term, means sacrificing loyalty and team stability in the long term.


This does not mean that you can’t negotiate a quid-pro-quo if you are a cash-strapped startup. As long as the terms are transparent. For example, if you can’t afford to pay market-related salaries, then offer delayed satisfaction in the form of share options. It’s a great way to create buy-in.


Choose the right mix

As a distributed organization, you need to know when to fill a position with a permanent employee and when to outsource  the job to an independent contractor. The rule of thumb is usually that if it’s not a core function, outsource it.


Except for outsourcing non-core functions, there are other permutations that can define your distributed organization. For example, do you employ team members on a contract or permanent basis? That will usually depend on the nature of the role and how financially secure your business is.


Sometimes a hybrid approach may be the most suitable, especially if there is a clear need and opportunity for stronger or more regular social cohesion. It can take the form of quarterly focus days or conferences. Another option is to use hot seating if your team lives in the same area. The rise of co-working spaces and platforms like WeWork have made this option much easier to implement.


Do it for the right reasons

Many companies abuse the distributed model purely to the advantage of their bottom line and shareholders. This means remote workers are often subjected to the insecurities of the gig economy.


A distributed approach suits a results-driven organization that does not need to nanny its people. It does not suit a bureaucratic culture that relies on dogmatic processes and multi-layered hierarchies.


If you don’t trust your people to work remotely, you probably don’t know how to recruit properly. A well-functioning distributed organization allows your employees to get on with what they do best, instead of chaining them to an outdated work environment.



As CEO of Eventerprise, I have led the creation of our global hub-and-spoke model since the company’s inception. Never a trivial task, the job was made easier by the fact that I had previous experience of running a globally dispersed subsidiary for a major international airline. I can therefore attest to the immense value that a well-run distributed business offers to all your organization’s stakeholders.


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Successful Implementation of StratusLIVE's Enterprise CRM Platform for Nonprofits, StratusLIVE 365, at National FFA Foundation

In early 2018, the National FFA Foundation decided that it was time to search for a new donor software system. After years of using 14 separate systems for everything from donation processing and tracking to marketing appeals and membership management that did not integrate, they knew they needed one fully integrated solution that housed all constituent information in one central database. A generous donor gifted National FFA licenses to Microsoft Dynamics 365, which was a big step in the right direction.

Bentz Whaley Flessner (BWF), a consulting firm that helps nonprofits with strategic fundraising, was hired to help manage this search. Jason S. Boley, Senior Associate with BWF, was a trusted advisor to the National FFA Foundation and led the search for new software, and StratusLIVE's Enterprise CRM Platform for Nonprofits, StratusLIVE 365, was selected in May 2018.

In the past, FFA lacked the extensive nonprofit functionality required to manage the entire organization in one fully integrated solution for financial processing, campaign management, online fundraising, more comprehensive and deeper constituent engagement, interactions, connections, and more. They recognized the unique ability of StratusLIVE 365 to meet those needs and more.

After a highly successful implementation in February 2019, StratusLIVE has now provided the foundation with one fully integrated Microsoft Dynamics 365-based solution and the ability to house all fundraising constituent information in one central database on the Enterprise CRM platform. Since the selection, the foundation is also implementing the StratusLIVE Give Now Portal.

Staci Glaser, director of development operations, National FFA Foundation stated, "StratusLIVE is loaded with functionality that we use to streamline and improve the efficiency of our fundraising tactics. With features like native integration to Microsoft Office, a direct plugin to Outlook, and the ability to access it on computers and tablets, we are more efficient in communicating with our donors and employees alike. Plus, with easy access to robust data, staff are empowered to pull their reports and build data dashboards, all in a seamless process!"

When asked, Glaser said her favorite part of StratusLIVE is that "It's very user-friendly and easy to use. I love that you have access to data dashboards and reports at your fingertips. Also, Katie [StratusLIVE Project Manager] is one of our favorite parts of StratusLIVE."

At the end of the project Boley, who has performed hundreds of data conversion/migration projects all over the world, said the StratusLIVE 365 implementation project with the National FFA Foundation is by far one of the most straightforward migrations he has ever experienced!

"One of the greatest rewards in the work we do at StratusLIVE is the fulfillment we feel when clients like National FFA Foundation achieve such positive results and experiences with us," says Jim Funari, StratusLIVE CEO. "Knowing our technology plays a role in helping National FFA support more youth development, community service, and agriculture makes us very pleased to be a partner in their mission."

About National FFA Organization 
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 669,989 student members as part of 8,630 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at and on Facebook, Twitter and official news page of the National FFA Organization.

About National FFA Foundation 
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit

About Bentz Whaley Flessner 
BWF is a full-service philanthropic consulting services firm headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and Washington, DC. BWF serves large- and medium-sized nonprofits in the areas of campaign management, high-net-worth fundraising, organizational consulting, data science, digital marketing, and technology. Clients include universities, health systems, and NGOs throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and the Pacific Rim. As one of the only comprehensive fundraising consulting firms, BWF has a team of consultants with extensive background and experience in every facet of philanthropy. For more information please visit

About StratusLIVE, LLC 
StratusLIVE, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, is committed to serving nonprofits, companies, foundations, and workplace federations in their goal to reach a greater impact for social good. The StratusLIVE suite includes StratusLIVE 365, Enterprise CRM for Nonprofits, which features enterprise-class relationship management, business intelligence, analytical marketing and online fundraising for nonprofit organizations and StratusLIVE Ignite, CSR for Companies, which creates exceptional user experiences and manages workplace giving and volunteer campaigns more effectively than ever before. The entire product suite is powered by the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform and available in the worldwide Microsoft Cloud. StratusLIVE is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, visit

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Art Logistics Services at Bushwick Open Studios 2019

Fine Art Shippers, a well-established NYC-based art logistics company, is pleased to offer professional art handling, art shipping, and art installation services at the upcoming edition of Bushwick Open Studios. This important art event will be held this year on September 20-22, bringing together artists and galleries based in Bushwick and bordering areas of Williamsburg, Ridgewood, and Bedford Stuyvesant.

Fine Art Shippers has more than 24 years of experience in handling, packing, crating, moving, and shipping fine art of any kind. We serve art galleries, artists, museums, dealers, architects, furniture showrooms, designers, and a whole range of other creatives in the United States and abroad. Our company is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, but all the major work is done in our warehouse located in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn is full of art, and it is full of talented artists working in various media, styles, and genres. Brooklyn is also home to many incredible street art pieces created by both unknown artists and those whose names are known all over the world. Art in this part of New York can be found everywhere, but the most vibrant art scene is in Bushwick, a sprawling neighborhood in northern Brooklyn, which is definitely on the rise.

Bushwick offers many interesting activities and events for art lovers, including the amazing Bushwick Open Studios organized by Arts in Bushwick, a multidisciplinary arts platform that connects seasoned and new art collectors with local art business professionals and the most talented artists. Bushwick Open Studios is a three-day “open to all” festival of art and culture, aimed at keeping the cultural relevance alive within Bushwick. This important art event celebrates the creativity of the artists in the neighborhood, facilitating community dialogue and projects. Besides, it is complemented by different block parties, special presentations, and other activities focused on art in Bushwick.

At Fine Art Shippers, we love working in Bushwick, and we love helping artists, galleries, and collectors with art logistics during Bushwick Open Studios. Our services include:

  • local, national, and international art shipping;
  • art packing and custom art crating;
  • art installation;
  • curating and art selections;
  • art project management;
  • booth set-up and display fabrication;
  • framing consultation;
  • art storage in climate-controlled facilities;
  • inventory and collection management.

This list is not exhaustive because Fine Art Shippers proudly offers many other services to satisfy any need of exhibitors, event organizers, and visitors of Bushwick Open Studios. We also provide expert art consultation services and can help choose and buy the best art pieces for a private or public collection. Whatever art handling, art shipping, or art installation assistance you need, please do not hesitate to contact our team. Fine Art Shippers will be present at Bushwick Open Studios, and we will be happy to help!

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Leisure Activities,Services,Society & Culture,Transportation & Logistics

Simple Interact Launches Informed Consent Form Functionality

Simple Interact launches new capability which allows medical facilities to ask patients to sign informed consent forms digitally.

Medical facilities often rely on manual and paper-based processes to obtain informed surgical consent from patients. This leads to missing paperwork and introduces significant financial and compliance risks from delayed payments, liability in malpractice cases, and unmet compliance metrics.

The Informed Consent Form functionality extends Simple Interact’s HIPAA Compliant Forms solution and reduces the above risks. On a mobile device such as a tablet, staff selects the patient as well as the forms the patient needs to fill and sign. Once the patient submits the forms, Simple Interact automatically uploads the forms to the EMR.

“We are excited to have made our informed consent form process streamlined and paperless!” said Sandra Boole, Practice Manager at Northwest Florida Ear, Nose & Throat. “Prior to using this feature in Simple Interact, we were using a paper based informed consent process. It was laborious and prone to errors, since some handwriting is so hard to read. Staff had to complete multiple steps: printing the appropriate consent forms, asking patients to fill and sign the correct ones, entering patient information into our EMR, and scanning the papers into the patient chart. Now, not only is it a breeze to capture informed consent, it also reduces our financial and compliance risks while reducing wastage of employee time, paper and ink.”

Simple Interact reports the following benefits of their HIPAA Compliant Forms solution: 

  • Support any number of form packets including informed consents, patient registration, follow up forms, and clinical assessments.
  • Multiple packets can be completed before, during, and after encounter based on a medical facility’s needs.
  • Ability for staff to select forms appropriate for a patient.
  • Simple forms for patients to enter data and e-signatures.
  • Automatic upload to EMR which reduces financial and compliance risks.


“Several competitors don’t have this critical capability.” said Ravi Kalidindi, CEO at Simple Interact. “We learned from medical facilities that used competing patient intake solutions that their vendors were either unwilling or unable to support post-registration forms such as informed consents. We did our field research and immediately saw that this was a problem worth solving. Our clients appreciate that we keep enhancing what is already the most comprehensive HIPAA Compliant Forms service available on the market.”

About Simple Interact 
Simple Interact is a cloud-based front office automation solution which helps healthcare providers acquire and retain more patients, while also automating repetitive tasks to efficiently service a high patient load. We address front office concerns such as: Online Reputation, HIPAA Compliant Patient Intake Forms, Effective Marketing of ancillary services, and Patient Engagement including Automated Reminders. Our motto: More Patients. Less Paperwork.

About Northwest Florida Ear, Nose and Throat 
Northwest Florida Ear, Nose and Throat serves patients from Panama City, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar, Niceville, Defuniak, Crestview, Navarre, Gulfbreeze, Pensacola, Jay, Holt, Cantonment, FL and even Brewton, AL. Our philosophy is to provide access to the most up-to-date and effective care available. We offer special focus on Sinus and Allergy Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Audiology, Vertigo and Balance Therapy. We believe in comprehensive medical management including testing for and treating allergies. With this approach, the majority of patients will not require sinus surgery. We also have a 2,000 Square Foot, Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center for our patient’s vertigo and fall prevention needs.

Posted in: Services

Aftermarket TRP Parts Store Set to Open Near Charleston, S.C.

The Larson Group (TLG), an award-winning Peterbilt company with 20 locations across the Midwest and Southeast, recently announced plans to open a new TRP parts store outside of Charleston, S.C. In addition to providing quality aftermarket parts for a variety of commercial applications, the location will offer parts delivery and mobile service after its grand opening on August 1.

Bringing Convenience & Quality to the East Coast 
TLG’s new TRP parts store will feature a 2,500 square foot showroom and office space, a 14,000 square foot product warehouse, two parts delivery vehicles, and one mobile service truck. The store will also have eight full-time associates, including George Sanders, who will take on a role as parts manager.

Given that TLG specializes in aftermarket Peterbilt parts, the new TRP store will be especially convenient for Peterbilt customers, though TRP provides parts for trucks, trailers, buses and engines of all makes and models. Located right off I-26, a major thoroughfare, the new TRP store will allow TLG to give customers quick interstate access to reliable, hard-to-find aftermarket parts.

“This store location will allow us to be closer to our customers and better serve their parts needs,” said TLG Vice President of Parts Richard Dorsey. “We’ve worked to establish valued relationships with fleet owners and drivers in the Charleston area, which has also shown us there is a strong population of customers who will benefit from this store.”

Associates will be available throughout the new TRP store to help shoppers select aftermarket truck parts that meet custom specifications for a variety of brands. The store will also offer customers outside sales and professional all-makes part support through local parts delivery, including the added convenience of delivery to truck shops in the area.

The new TRP parts store is conveniently located at 2241 Technical Parkway, North Charleston, S.C. Starting August 1, the store’s hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

TRP Parts 
TRP is PACCAR’s global brand of aftermarket replacement parts for trucks, trailers, buses and engines. All TRP products are backed by industry-leading warranty and support, and the products exceed expectations for quality, reliability and value. TRP parts are available through authorized retailers that include Peterbilt, Kenworth, DAF dealerships and TRP Stores around the world. Supported by a worldwide network of parts and service professionals, TRP offers dependable aftermarket products designed and tested to exceed customers’ expectations for quality and value. Regardless of the age, make or application of the vehicle, TRP is the all-makes leader.

The Larson Group 
The Larson Group has been providing quality Peterbilt products and exceptional service across the Midwest and Southeast for more than 30 years. TLG has built teams of qualified, highly trained professionals to provide customers the best service for their commercial transportation needs at 18 Peterbilt facilities from the Kansas-Missouri border to the Atlantic Ocean.

For more information about The Larson Group’s Peterbilt parts inventory or to experience its exemplary customer service first-hand, call 417.865.5355, visit www(dot)TLGtrucks(dot)com or contact Marketing Manager Stephanie Cowdrey at scowdrey(at)tlgtrucks(dot)com. 

Posted in: Services

New Senior Care Option Now Available in Papillion, Nebraska

Rick and Kris Perkins have cared about the safety of Larimer County and Douglas County residents for a long time.

Rick is a former counselor and manager who spent 20 years with Child and Adult Protective Services, as well as serving as Program Coordinator for the Juvenile Assessment Center. Kris is a former 911 dispatcher and EMT, and worked in sales and deployment roles for Motorola Solutions, Inc. where she deployed public safety software across the United States.

Now this husband-and-wife team is turning their attention to senior care issues by opening a new A Place at Home franchise in Papillon, NE. The APAH innovative care model has been wildly successful because it tailors senior care solutions to the needs of individual seniors and their families.

Each franchise offers a wide range of in-home care services, care coordination services, and senior living placement and transition services.

The Omaha-based company has experienced explosive growth all over the country after its launch in 2012.

The Papillion franchise will open at 10791 S. 72nd St., Suite #104 in Papillion, and will also serve Bellevue, Offutt, Ralston, Chalco, La Vista, Council Bluffs, and Center Lake.

The couple came to this decision after seeing the challenges for care and living transition for Rick's 97-year old grandmother. "Helping seniors age in their own homes has become a passion for me," he says.

"We chose A Place at Home after completing a market analysis on multiple franchises in the home care industry," adds Kris. "We quickly realized that the men who created A Place at Home truly cared about what they were doing, and why. And we felt the four core values of the APAH C.A.R.E. philosophy—Compassionate, Accountable, Respectful, and Ethical—align with our own personal values."

The main goal of A Place at Home is to help seniors stay in their homes as long as it is a safe, viable option. Transitions to senior care centers are offered as a free option when an APAH's services simply won't suffice any longer.

"We understand enlisting the help of professionals to care for loved ones is a tough decision to make," said Rick. "We want to be able to relieve some of the stress on families when they're faced with that decision. We want you to know we'll treat your family like we'd treat our own family. And we want to ease the stress of the transition to an assisted living facility, when the time comes."

To A Place at Home founders, Jerod Evanich and Dustin Distefano, awarding franchises to the right people is an important part of fulfilling their mission: "To be passionate professionals providing the compassionate care solutions you need, when and where you need us."

"It always starts with a conversation," stresses Jerod. "We only want to work with people who are truly in alignment with the C.A.R.E. philosophy. If your personal values already rest on that foundation then we're happy to help you parlay your professional background and acumen into becoming a successful A Place At Home owner."

To learn more about A Place at Home, visit To learn more about franchising opportunities, visit, and schedule a time to speak to their development team.


Paul Ackermann, MBA 
Director of Development

O: 888-502-6310 x 103 
F: 402-506-9373 
E: paul(dot)ackermann(at)aplaceathome(dot)com 

About A Place At Home

A Place At Home (a NorEast Franchise Group) offers a range of customized, senior-focused care services, including: in-home care, care coordination, and assistance in identifying and transitioning to senior living alternatives. The company is dedicated to preserving the quality of life for seniors by giving them the support they need to stay as independent as possible, for as long as possible. Those who would like to explore franchising should contact the owners to start a conversation. Visit, or for more information.

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Kessick Wine Storage Systems Releases New 2020 Design Catalog Developed Specifically for the Kitchen Design Professional to Create Their Own Wine Room Designs

Kessick Wine Storage Systems, a 2020 Accredited Manufacturer, is proud to announce the recent publication of our Estate Series catalog featuring Certified 2020 Content. Wine cabinetry, wine rooms and wine cellars are a trending ancillary sale opportunity and serve the same luxury market as outdoor kitchens. Kessick's 2020 Design catalog enables the kitchen professional to reach a broader market.

About Estate Series: Estate is a line of fully assembled wine cabinetry with a comprehensive selection of wine storage and wine display options. Frameless box construction combines metal and wood components for a range of styles from traditional to contemporary. Assembled cabinets are integrated with install rails, base platforms and optional backs to enable a simplified cabinet installation process. Available in White Oak, Walnut and Sapele Mahogany with a range of stain options. Kessick's 2020 catalog incorporates the latest trends in wine storage display including 'label forward' metal rods, available in brushed aluminum and satin black.

About Kessick: Kessick Wine Storage Systems designs and manufactures exceptional quality wine cabinetry and wine racking. Kessick is a wholesale national supplier to the professional design community. We do not sell direct or online. Our objective is to combine aesthetics, function, and sound building science to create the perfect wine storage environment for your client. Kessick is proud to be members of the Cabinet Manufactures Association, NKBA and the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals and will be displaying at KBIS January 2020 Booth SL3265.

Posted in: Services

Electronic Work Instructions in the Cloud

Announcing a public cloud based service for creating process work instructions.

Let me try this!

This product is the fourth generation release of Microneering Electronic Work Instructions.

Connect today to create and use their own EWIs. Add quality and productivity in the manufacturing cycle.

Attached PDF shows a complex multiple page with intricate equations and calculations for jet engine assembly data values. All information entered can be stored as partially completed assembly, then loaded and completed later by another user in another part of the process.

This page was designed on line with the EWI authoring tools on the cloud.

No database setup is required, as all configuration and user data is automatically stored on the cloud with no database configuration.

Microneering provides dedicated EWI authoring services. We will create EWI's from scratch to meet FAA and MIL-STD requirements. Microneering can host EWI on your in-house servers.

Original browser based EWI developed in 1997.

Posted in: Services,U.S

Improved Pharma to Speak at 69th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association

Improved Pharma LLC announces the upcoming presentation of “Continuity of Solids between Amorphous and Crystalline States – Insights from Synchrotron X-ray Pair Distribution (SXPDF) Studies”. The authors are Stephen R. Byrn and Pamela A. Smith of Improved Pharma, along with Chris Benmore of Argonne National Laboratory and Gabriel de Araujo of the University of Sao Paulo.

One of Improved Pharma’s key areas of research involves understanding the interactions present in amorphous drugs and drug:polymer dispersions. As pioneers in this area, they have worked with leading researchers to hone the experimental approach and also offer this service to their clients in the pharmaceutical industry.

To fully understand the structure of amorphous materials, Synchrotron X-ray Pair Distribution Function (SXPDF) is a powerful analytical tool. To stabilize an amorphous drug, one common approach is to formulate it as a drug:polymer dispersion. If the correct polymer is used at the correct loading, then intermolecular interactions between drug molecules are removed. Stated another way, domains of more than one drug molecule are not present. If the drug molecules are not in close contact with each other, then crystallization is inhibited and stability of the formulation increases. SXPDF allows one to detect and measure these interactions. For example, for pure amorphous preparations of lapatinib, SXPDF shows nearest neighbor contacts out to the 5th order. For compositions of lapatinib and the cellulosic polymer HPMC, only nearest neighbor contacts of the lapatinib molecules are present. For compositions of lapatinib and HPMCP (1:3) no nearest neighbor contacts of the lapatinib molecules are present indicating the lack of lapatinib domains. As expected, this last composition was the most stable indicating a correlation between the existence of domains and the tendency to crystallize.

In this presentation, Dr. Byrn will discuss an overview of the current state of research and present some recent work conducted with our colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Sao Paulo. Calcium salts that form liquid crystals will also be discussed.

About Improved Pharma 
Improved Pharma is a research and information company dedicated to improving pharmaceutical methods, formulations, and processes. Dr. Stephen Byrn and Sarah Byrn founded the company in 2006 after the successful acquisition of their first company, SSCI. Dr. Pamela Smith joined the company in 2018 after an 18-year tenure with SSCI. Improved Pharma offers services such as analytical testing, synchrotron-based formulation design, and expert consulting aiding the development and defense of intellectual property matters.

For more information about the techniques discussed in this article or about Improved Pharma’s services, please contact us at 1-765-463-9951 or

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services Hosts Pre-Harvest Summer Online Dealer Auction in conjunction with, the fastest-growing marketplace for buyers and sellers of used farm equipment, announced the return of their wildly successful Unreserved Online Dealer Auction in conjunction BigIron Auction Company, rural America’s premier unreserved online auction service provider. This exciting event offers the farm equipment shopper a unique opportunity to bid on high quality equipment from various dealerships across the country. Online bidding starts on July 11, 2019.

From now until August 1, buyers can bid on an excellent selection of combines, tractors, fall tillage and more during this unique event. The auction is 100% unreserved, with all items free of liens and buyer fees. What’s more, each sale is completely transparent, allowing buyers to contact the sellers personally, ask questions, and inspect the items.

“We are excited to team up with BigIron for another auction event,” said Kevin Doyle, CEO of “With BigIron’s deep expertise in the rural auction space and’s powerful marketing reach, we are a force to be reckoned with. We’re thrilled to give our customers an alternative vehicle to buy and sell used farm equipment.”

“ and BigIron are a great fit,” said Mark Stock, Founder and CEO at BigIron Auctions. “Connecting participating dealers in an unreserved auction with market leading companies and BigIron Auctions assures dealers they’ll receive the exposure required to deliver true market value for their listings. Farmers and ranchers bid and buy knowing that all equipment is transparently represented, and bidders can contact the seller with any questions. They know that the equipment sells to the highest bidder, lien free with no buyer fees.”

In support of the Machinery Pete Online Dealer Auction in conjunction with, the company has launched a three-week, multi-platform, unprecedented advertising campaign with strong promotion on the website and social media networks, email programs, display ads across relevant websites, ongoing promotions and special editorial segments on TV and radio shows including, “Machinery Pete TV” , “AgriTalk,” “AgriTalk After the Bell”, “AGDay”, “U.S. Farm Report”, “American Countryside”, and a full page print ad in Farm Journal magazine.

To visit the online auction yourself, go to:

About Machinery Pete LLC is the fastest growing marketplace for buyers and sellers of used farm equipment offering farmers a vast selection of equipment listings in one place with innovative search tools that make it easy and fast to find relevant equipment.

Founded in 1989 by Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete has come a long way since its beginnings in Greg Peterson’s home office in Rochester, Minnesota where he passionately researched, tracked and reported on auction prices. In 2014 Farm Journal and Machinery Pete partnered to provide a more efficient marketplace for buying and selling used ag equipment.

In July of 2015, launched its marketplace with leading edge marketing solutions for dealers, informed and built with the online equipment shopper in mind and creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

About BigIron Auctions 
For 35 years, BigIron Auctions has teamed up with farmers and dealers in North America, providing the best auction experience. The online platform was launched in 2009 and has quickly grown to become the premier unreserved online auction serving rural America. With BigIron, sellers enjoy a full-service experience, including quality listings, collection of payment, and access to a global audience. Buyers rest assured that all equipment they bid on is lien-free, with no buyer fees added to the final purchase price.

Posted in: Services,U.S

Celebrate 100 Years of Quality with Puritan Medical Products at IAFP’s Annual Meeting

Puritan Medical Products, LLC, will be joining industry experts at the 2019 IAFP Annual Meeting in Lexington, KY at booth #628. For more than 100 years, Puritan has been recognized as the global leader in the creation and manufacture of innovative swabs and related single-use products. At IAFP they will feature the following products: 

  • High-performance, specimen collection devices for environmental testing
  • An expanded array of Puritan’s patented flocked swabs for reliable identification of pathogens – available in dry transport tubes for field work
  • Media transport systems for microbiological specimens. The ESK® line includes commonly requested neutralizing buffer, letheen broth, Butterfield’s solution, and buffered peptone water - all with user-friendly 3” polyester tip swab
  • The large foam tipped EnviroMax® and EnviromaxPlus® applicators, intended for sampling broad surfaces are available both dry and pre-moistened
  • Puritan’s swab designed specifically for testing the norovirus – now with a new blue cap

You’ll see many other Puritan items of interest to food safety specialists, from basic wood items like sterile tongue depressors for product sampling to a broad array of familiar sterile fiber and foam-tipped swabs for many applications in your operation and lab.

Puritan will also be celebrating its 100th anniversary at IAFP. Over the many years of its rich history, Puritan evolved from manufacturing a single mint-flavored toothpick to serving more than a dozen market sectors, with a strong focus on the specimen collection industry. They offer, a varied product line that includes basic spun fiber-and foam-tipped applicators, media transport systems, and our patented HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® polyester flock swabs.

Be sure to spend some time at the booth to discuss these products and learn how they may address your special situation.

“Like the world of diagnostics, environmental sampling protocols continue to evolve,” stated Timothy Templet, executive vice president of sales. "Puritan responds by continuing to provide products that meet the needs of our customers. Our R&D staff is constantly evaluating market changes and developing innovative new products that are both user-friendly and well aligned with current sampling and processing methods.”

IAFP 2019 will be held from July 21 – July 24th in Lexington, KY. Come visit Puritan in booth #628 to learn more about plans for the next 100 years.

About Puritan 
Puritan Medical Products Co., LLC, is a family-owned American company known worldwide as the trusted manufacturer of single-use products for controlled environments, diagnostics, and specimen collection, environmental, forensics, and genetics, medical, and microbiology media industries. Puritan is FDA-registered and ISO 13485:2016 certified. Their products enhance the ability of its customers to collect, analyze, and transport specimens with the utmost confidence in the products’ integrity. Puritan manufactures all of its patented flock swabs and related products in its Guilford, Maine, USA facility.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services

HashCash On-boards Leading System Integrators With Its Preferred Integration Partner (PIP) Program

HashCash Consultants is expanding its broad network of collaborators to include preferred integration partners. The software products and services company is taking the highly competitive market of enterprises looking to get a high-tech transformation head-on with its PartnerPro Program, focused on onboarding dynamic system integrators. The aim is to combine the expertise and market presence of both the partnering companies to make the range of top-notch technological innovations created by HashCash accessible all over the globe.

Preferred Integration Partner (PIP) Program by HashCash:

This program enables System Integrators to leverage their IT expertise to implement HashCash products at enterprises in about every continent. These collaborators will stand out as experts in the leading blockchain solutions by HashCash, giving their own products an edge over the competition and maximize sales.

“Additionally, experienced professionals would provide training to the Preferred Integration Partners in selling, developing, implementing, and supporting a HashCash solution and track progress toward Specialization,” explains Raj Chowdhury, MD of HashCash Consultants. He adds, “The collaborating companies can access software and support, and discover opportunities to embed, migrate and integrate with leading technologies in the industry.”

The Partner Ecosystem at HashCash:

The Partner Ecosystem formed by HashCash provides an innovative environment for partner companies to differentiate their business and reach an extensive customer base. The technology products and service portfolio of the software development company are accessible through the HashCash Partner Network. Since this portfolio is one of the most comprehensive in the industry, the advantages for the partners are plenty, including -

1. Products gain prominence among competitors

2. Opportunities to leverage the brand value of HashCash through campaigns, events and other promotional opportunities. Carry out sales transactions including placing software orders, registering deals, and reporting royalties.

3. Administer all aspects of your partnership with Hashcash including your Hashcash Partner Network (HPN) enrollment details, agreements, and policies, specializations and distribution rights.

Need for Integrated Partner programs for systems integrators

Integrated partnerships facilitate monetization for businesses in the digital landscape without compromising the consumer experience. A systems integrator creates an integrated offering by combining multiple subsystems, thus making contracting and vendor management uncomplicated for customers. In the absence of this setup, a customer would require to purchase each subsystem separately and work with multiple vendors.

Strategic integration and referral partnerships also establish passive channels of customer acquisition. Businesses mutually refer their customer bases to their preferred partners through such arrangements. In today’s digital age, partnerships such as these are accompanied by integrations that give customers the privilege to transfer their information between the offerings of partner businesses. HashCash Consultants, through its PartnerPro Program, is paving the way for a commercial ecosystem beneficial to both – its partners, and their clients.

About HashCash Consultants:

HashCash is a global software company. HashCash Blockchain products enable enterprises to move assets and settle payments across borders in real-time for Remittances, Trade Finance, Payment Processing and more. HashCash runs US-based digital asset exchange, PayBito & digital asset payment processor, BillBitcoins.

HashCash offers exchange and payment processor software solutions, ICO services and customized use cases. HashCash propels advancement in technology through Blockchain1o1 programs and its investment arm, Satoshi Angels. HashCash offers solutions in AI, Big Data and IoT though its platforms, products & services. HashCash solves the toughest challenges by executing innovative digital transformation strategies for clients around the world.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,U.S

Ali Pourvasei of LAD Solutions Listed As One of 2019 Top SEO Consultants in the U.S. by

LAD Solutions has announced that, a leading digital resource for small businesses, has named Ali Pourvasei of LAD Solutions as one of 2019 Top SEO Consultants in the U.S. has published the ranking as a part of its SEO Services Reviews with Pourvasei listed under the Consultants rankings. Not only has highlighted Pourvasei's career achievements, the article also provides a brief overview of the awards and recognition that his company has received.

The goal of the 2019 Top SEO Consultants list is to provide small business owners with a list of the most helpful SEO consultants from across the U.S. that have consistently exceeded client expectations. Pourvasei and LAD Solutions have excelled in delivering "outstanding expertise, service, and credentials in the SEO industry," according to FitSmallBusiness.

LAD Solutions has also achieved an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the company is listed as a premier Google Partner. In 2019 alone, the company has been awarded by Clutch as a Top SEO Company in Los Angeles, Top PPC Management Agency in Los Angeles, a Global Leader, and one of the Top 516 B2B Companies in California.

Ali Pourvasei, along with co-founders Lakshmi Kodali and David Barkhordari, started the company in 2009 after meeting at an SEO conference. Since then, the company has grown to become a nationally recognized firm serving clients throughout the U.S. In addition, LAD Solutions offers comprehensive SEO and PPC management to businesses of all sizes and in various industries.

Ali Pourvasei is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a degree in cognitive science and a minor in mathematics. He also holds an MBA from Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School. Since his graduation in 2009, Pourvasei has obtained various industry certifications and Google Partners Specialist Challenge and is a certified Adwords Specialist. He is committed to ongoing education in order to directly assist his clients with their marketing strategies.

The annual report is available now on the To learn more about the consulting services that Ali Pourvasei provides, LAD Solutions has requested that interested parties request a quote at

About LAD Solutions: LAD Solutions, based in Los Angeles, California, is a full service digital marketing firm. As a nationally recognized firm, LAD Solutions has helped clients develop their businesses from all regions of the U.S. Lakshmi Kodali, Ali Pourvasei, and David Barkhordari, the three founders of the company, started the company in 2009 after meeting at an SEO conference. Today, LAD Solutions works with clients from top brands in various industries. For more information about the services offered by LAD Solutions, go to

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Area Diesel Service, Inc. Adds Third Generation of Leefers Family to Team

Area Diesel Service, Inc. a diesel performance parts company headquartered in Carlinville, Il., announced this month that Tyler Leefers is the newest member of its management team. Tyler is the grandson of the company’s founder and president, Val Leefers. In his new role, Tyler will oversee daily business operations.

“Our long-range plan is to have Tyler be the future of the company,” said Val. He continued, “Tyler is aware that following in our footsteps requires working long hours, doing jobs nobody else knows how to do, and having full devotion to the betterment of the company.”

A Cross-Country Journey in Agricultural Diesel

Tyler is no stranger to the world of diesel power products and service. He spent many formative years as a part-time employee of the company, which sparked a passion for the diesel business. He eventually pursued an undergraduate education in diesel and agricultural degree programs. His education took him nearly 1,500 miles away to Montana State University-Northern in Havre, Mt.

During his time at Montana State University-Northern, Tyler interned with Resource Power Group, a leading supplier of medium-speed engines and services for large bore diesel and natural gas engines. In 2016, Tyler earned his bachelor’s degree in diesel technology and was subsequently employed by Border Plains Equipment in Glasgow, Mont. Tyler also worked with Southwest AG in Dickinson, N.D., before finding his way back to the Carlinville area with his wife, Brinne.

“Since I was just a little guy building injectors, I knew I wanted to be in this business and industry,” said Tyler. “That’s why I pursued my degrees and earned the experience and training I have.”

He continued, “I’ve witnessed my grandpa and dad build and transform ADS to meet industry demands and they’ve done a great job. I want to follow their lead to learn and grow, not only with the business but with the rest of the team.”

Tyler will continue the Leefers’ family legacy of providing industry-leading diesel solutions alongside his grandfather and father, Vice-President Von Leefers.

About Area Diesel Service

Founded in Carlinville, Illinois, Area Diesel Service, Inc. has supplied quality products and services to the diesel market for over 46 years. In addition to its Carlinville, Il. branch, Area Diesel has branches in Pleasant Hill, Iowa and Indianapolis, Ind. For more information on Area Diesel’s innovative diesel performance products, visit www(dot)areadieselservice(dot)com or contact Corey Stallings at coreys(at)areadiesel(dot)com.

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Martello Partners with Suria to Power Network Performance in Malaysia

Martello Technologies Group Inc., (“Martello” or the “Company”) (TSXV: MTLO), a leading provider of solutions that deliver clarity and control of complex IT environments, today announced a partnership with Suria Business Solutions, a provider of IP Telephony and Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) systems, applications, service and solutions to more than 500 customers in Malaysia and Indonesia.

As an authorized partner of Mitel, Suria offers its customers a range of Mitel UCC systems, including the MiVoice MX-ONE and MiCollab, as well as software assurance to protect and enhance the long term value of this investment. Martello’s software, offered to Mitel customers as Mitel Performance Analytics (MPA), delivers proactive performance monitoring of Mitel systems, so that voice quality and other problems can be resolved before they impact users. Suria’s new partnership with Martello will allow the telecom solution provider to offer additional solutions to its customers, including Martello’s SD-WAN and link balancing technologies, as well as IT Ops visualization software.

While the speed and cost of fixed broadband internet in Malaysia has improved in recent years, the growing use of real-time services such as video conferencing and streaming by businesses, can strain available bandwidth and degrade performance. Martello’s solutions address the performance of both real-time services and the IT environment, making existing networks more flexible, secure and resilient, while optimizing bandwidth and monitoring performance. The result is high-quality performance for real-time applications and the Internet of Things (IoT).

“Working with Martello means we can offer a broader range of solutions to optimize the performance of unified communications and other real-time services,” said Loke Yee Ho of Suria Business Solutions. “As businesses prepare their networks for IoT, we look forward to working with Martello to bring our customers high performance, reliable real-time services.”

“Suria understands the South East Asian market well, providing Martello with access to this key and growing region,” said John Proctor, President and CEO of Martello. “We believe that businesses in Malaysia and Indonesia can benefit from Martello’s cost-effective solutions that enable IoT, and we look forward to working with Suria in the region.”

Martello’s solutions have been widely acclaimed in the industry. In September 2018, Martello received a Frost & Sullivan Leadership Award for NPM (Network Performance Management) and ranked as Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Company, at No. 28 on the Growth 500 list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies. In June 2019, Martello was recognized for the second consecutive year on the widely respected Branham300 listing of Canada’s top ICT (Information and Communications Technology) companies. The Company has expanded its solution portfolio with several acquisitions, and recently provided a business update on its market and channel expansion, product innovation, acquisitions and capital market activities.

About Martello Technologies Group

Martello Technologies Group Inc. (TSXV: MTLO) is a technology company that provides clarity and control of complex IT infrastructures. The company develops products and solutions that monitor, manage and optimize the performance of real-time applications on networks, while giving IT teams and service providers control and visibility of their entire IT infrastructure. Martello’s products include SD-WAN technology, network performance management software, and IT analytics software. Martello Technologies Group is a public company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with offices in Montreal, Amsterdam, Paris, Dallas and New York. Learn more at

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Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Corporation's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Corporation expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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Texas Fertility Specialists Erika Munch, MD, and Susan Hudson, MD, Join Ovation Fertility

Ovation® Fertility is pleased to announce that it has welcomed two new physician shareholders, both affiliated with the renowned Texas Fertility Center: Susan Hudson, MD, and Erika Munch, MD. These two well-respected reproductive endocrinologists provide fertility care for both women and men from across the South Texas region. The investments of Drs. Munch and Hudson bring Ovation to a total of 24 physician partners, all coming together with reproductive medicine’s top scientists to deliver some of the most advanced, cost-effective fertility treatment available anywhere in the world.

“We are delighted that so many brilliant physicians have discovered the value of partnering with Ovation and are committing their support to our innovative fertility services company,” says Nate Snyder, Ovation’s chief executive officer. “Texas Fertility Center and its partner physicians have been longstanding allies to Ovation, and we are thrilled to welcome two more of TFC’s rising stars into the Ovation Fertility family.”

Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Dr. Hudson is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist as well as a former IVF patient with a uniquely compassionate perspective on fertility care. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and medical degree at Texas A&M University, then went on to Scott & White in Temple, Texas, where she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology before moving on to a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Minnesota’s world-renowned Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Munch is a San Antonio-based fertility specialist who is also board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She earned her undergraduate degree from Southwestern University, her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, and a certificate from the University of Texas School of Public Health. At Baylor College of Medicine, she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, then continued her education in fertility care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where she completed a three-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Drs. Munch and Hudson use the Ovation Fertility San Antonio IVF laboratory for scientific support of all IVF procedures, including embryology and andrology services. Dr. Hudson also serves as the laboratory director of the Ovation Fertility New Braunfels satellite andrology lab.

About Ovation Fertility

Ovation® Fertility is a national network of reproductive endocrinologists and scientific thought leaders focused on reducing the cost of having a family through more efficient and effective fertility care. Ovation’s IVF and genetics laboratories and affiliated practices work collaboratively to raise the bar for IVF treatment, with state-of-the-art, evidence-based fertility services that give hopeful parents the best chance for a successful pregnancy. Physicians partner with Ovation to offer their patients advanced preimplantation genetic testing. Ovation also provides donor eggs that come with a Euploid Embryo Guarantee®, as well as secure frozen egg, embryo and sperm long-term storage; consultative services to help IVF laboratories improve quality and performance; and fertility preservation programs that enable more women to freeze their eggs and build future families. Learn more about Ovation’s vision of a world without infertility at

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transcosmos Delivers “5A’s” to Tokio Marine Holdings, its First Client in the Financial Industry

transcosmos inc. is pleased to announce that the company will deliver its proprietary loyalty marketing services based on the “5A’s” research technology to Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President: Satoru Komiya). transcosmos owns the exclusive rights to use the “5A’s” research methodology based on “Marketing 4.0: Moving from Traditional to Digital” in Japan. 

  • About “5A’s”

Marketing 4.0 proposes that a customer path in this era of connectivity consists of 5A’s, namely Aware, Appeal, Ask, Act and Advocate. It describes a consumer decision-making process as a “group decision making” based on various opinions of all individuals and groups that take part in the decision making process; not a process-based only on one individual’s opinion. Based on this idea, MarkPlus promotes two new attributes to measure brand strength: Purchase Action Ratio (PAR) and Brand Advocacy Ratio (BAR)—a set of metrics that evaluate how well brands converts awareness into purchase and advocacy. This concept ultimately repositions the meaning of loyalty from the past definition of repeat buying to new definition of advocacy.

transcosmos released “5A LoyaltySuite,” a suite of services that combines its outsourcing services including digital marketing and the “5A’s” model in May 2019. In June 2019, Tokio Marine Holdings began utilizing the “5A LoyaltySuite,” with the aim of further enhancing their customer loyalty and developing their brand strategies.

“To be always there for our customers, it is crucial for us to continue developing new products and services that keep pace with ever-changing customers and society,” said Mr. Takayuki Sumi, Global Head of Tokio Marine Innovation Lab Head of Digital Strategy Division, Strategy and Synergy Dept. at Tokio Marines Holdings, Inc. “As we face an unprecedented, major turning point in our industry, we want to develop a more effective verification cycle with the aim of grasping customer needs accurately with the power of “5A LoyaltySuite” by transcosmos.”

“We are honored to have Tokio Marine Holdings, Japan’s leading company that has been supporting Japan’s social and economic growth, deploy our “5A LoyaltySuite,” Tsunehiro Fukushima, Corporate Senior Officer at transcosmos inc. said. “Through this partnership, I am confident that Tokio Marine Holdings will successfully enhance their customer loyalty whilst building their brand strategy in the most timely, efficient and effective fashion.”

Based on the measured performance using the “5A’s,” transcosmos will help Tokio Marine Holdings execute various initiatives that are aimed at improving customer retention, cross-selling insurance products and more.

About Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. 
Tokio Marine Group consists of Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc., 249 subsidiaries and 22 affiliates, and is engaged in the domestic non-life insurance, domestic life insurance international insurance, and financial and general businesses. We will be there for our customers, playing our part in society in times of need. We will balance our strengths as an organization with compassion as individuals, looking beyond profit to deliver fully on our commitments. Through our collective efforts, we will strive to be a Good Company, living up to the trust placed in us.

*transcosmos is a trademark or registered trademark of transcosmos inc. in Japan and other countries. 
*Other company names and product or services names used here are trademarks or registered trademarks of respective companies.

About transcosmos inc. 
transcosmos launched its operations in 1966. Since then, we have combined superior “people” with up-to-date “technology” to enhance the competitive strength of our clients by providing them with superior and valuable services. transcosmos currently offers services that support clients’ business processes focusing on both sales expansion and cost optimization through our 167 locations across 30 countries with a focus on Asia, while continuously pursuing Operational Excellence. Furthermore, following the expansion of e-commerce market on the es a comprehensive One-Stop Global E-Commerce services to deliver our clients’ excellent products and services in 48 countries around the globe. transcosmos aims to be the “Global Digital Transformation Partner” of our clients, supporting the clients’ transformation by leveraging digital technology, responding to the ever-changing business environment.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University Student Blazes Trail for Gender Diversity in Computer Science; Earns Women’s Scholarship from Montclair Web Development Agency

Lform Design ( — a web design and development company headquartered in Montclair, NJ—is thrilled to announce the recipient of its second annual ,500 STEM scholarship for women studying computer science and computer engineering. Faiza Jabeen, 19, of Booton, NJ, was awarded the women’s scholarship and paid summer internship for her academic excellence and passion for computer science.

“(I am) a female from a culture where females are preferred to stay home instead of working, and if they do, their parents make sure it is a safe place for her to work there,” Jabeen said.

Jabeen was born in Karachi, Pakistan and moved to the United States in 2013. According to Jabeen, Pakistani families who allow women to work know what females are capable of doing and what is best for them. They prefer the women to study biology and believe that being a nurse and doctor is safer, as they will always be surrounded by good people.

“My family was supportive. (WE) females are really precious for our families and they want to see us happy and successful,” Jabeen said. “I really wanted to study computer science because it has many different (career paths).”

Jabeen decided to follow in her older brother's footsteps, and pursue a degree in computer science. Jabeen recalls, as a high school student, looking at his tests and homework and thinking, “I get this. I can do this.” Throughout high school and as a freshman at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ, she has excelled in this field of study.

During her high school classes, she began to recognize how male dominated the field was. In her first computer science course, there were five women. In the second, there were three, and in the third, there were two—until one woman dropped out and only she remained. Jabeen said she sat quietly in the corner, but held one of the highest grade averages in the class.

“People nowadays think that the computer field is only for men, but this is not something I believe,” Jabeen said. “No field out there is for men only. I believe women can do anything if we work hard enough, and I am willing to do whatever I can to reach (my goals).”

According to the nonprofit, Girls Who Code, only 24 percent of computer scientists are female, and that number is in jeopardy of shrinking. To help close the gender gap in technology, Lform Design launched this annual scholarship and internship program for young women pursuing a career in computer science or computer engineering. 
“As a New Jersey web development company, we see first-hand how our industry is a male-dominated field: We only have two women in our office and neither of them are part of our development team,” said Lform Design Owner and Creative Director, Ian Loew. “Because we want both men and women to thrive in this line of work equally, we created the scholarship to encourage more women coders and computer scientists to join the computing workforce. Faiza is an exemplary student of computer science and the true future of this industry. We are honored to award her this scholarship.”

Lform Design will begin accepting applicants for its 2020 women’s specific STEM scholarship starting Jan. 1, 2020. Eligibility includes a commitment to pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science or computer engineering; the student must also be enrolling in or currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university or two-year college on track to transfer to a four-year school. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2020. The scholarship recipient will be announced May 15, 2020.

For more details about the scholarship, eligibility, and how to apply, please visit:

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Clinerion Partners with 2 GL Outsourcing to Bring Patients and Hospitals in Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina Quicker Access to Next-Generation Medical Treatments

2 GL Outsourcing is a dynamic and highly flexible pharmaceutical and clinical contract research and outsourcing organization providing a full range of professional services for the setting up and support of clinical research and development projects. 2 GL’s scope of operations covers the territories of Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The company also has partnerships in Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia and Kazakhstan.

With this partnership, 2 GL will support the expansion of the network of partner hospitals on the Patient Network Explorer platform to the countries 2 GL covers, leveraging its clinical research ecosystem in the region. In addition, 2 GL will also support the start-up and conducting of trials at sites joining the Clinerion network.

Separately and in combination, Clinerion and 2 GL’s services will accelerate access for patients and hospitals to next-generation medical treatments. Patients in the region will become more visible to sponsors for trial recruitment, and hospitals in the region will become better placed to run clinical trials. This ultimately accelerates drug launch.

Patient Network Explorer matches patients from Clinerion’s global network of hospitals to clinical trials run by pharmaceutical sponsors. The system is based on de-identified EHR data, unlinked from any identifiers, protecting patient privacy.

“With Patient Network Explorer, the selection of centers, patients and researchers in the region for international, sponsored trials will greatly accelerate. This is definitively the most important benefit of co-operating with Clinerion,” says Zoran A?imovi?, CEO of 2 GL Outsourcing. “At the same time, our team of highly skilled staff is qualified to respond very quickly to the high-quality requirements of emerging projects which are very demanding. This relieves the client and their human resources of time- and energy-consuming tasks, which usually has a favorable effect on the client’s business.”

“Clinerion is working hard to bring medicines quicker to patients around the world, both by facilitating the matching of trials to patients, and by accelerating drug approvals,” says Ian Rentsch, Clinerion CEO. “2 GL offers a great network which can support the expansion of our coverage in the region, as well as the right, professional services to conduct clinical trials to the highest levels of quality.”

About Clinerion

Clinerion accelerates clinical research and medical access to treatments for patients. We use proprietary technologies for analysis of patient data from our global network of partner hospitals. Clinerion's Patient Network Explorer radically improves the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical trial recruitment by offering data-driven protocol optimization, site feasibility evaluation and real-time patient search and identification to match patients to treatments. Our technology solution provides real-world evidence analytics for medical access. Clinerion facilitates the participation of partner hospitals in leading-edge, industry-sponsored trials and time savings in patient recruitment. We create innovative and disruptive fit-for-purpose solutions which enable pharmaceutical companies to shorten patient recruitment and save costs by streamlining operations and leveraging strategic intelligence. Clinerion’s proprietary Big Data analytics technologies leverage real-time data from electronic health records which comply with international patient privacy and data security regulations. Clinerion is a global data technology service company headquartered in Switzerland. 
Clinerion website: 
Clinerion’s Patient Network Explorer:

For more information, please contact: 
Le Vin Chin 
Director, Head of Marketing & Communications 
Clinerion Ltd 
Elisabethenanlage 11, 4051 Basel, Switzerland 
Tel.: +41 61 865 60 54 

About 2 GL Outsourcing ltd.

2 GL Outsourcing offers outsourcing services in different business fields. We are an outsourcing company founded in 2008 with plenty of experience in successful cooperation with international and home-based companies. 2 GL Outsourcing recognizes the complex business needs of clients, permanently offering better solutions following market trends. We offer partnership through an outsourcing model which is not only strongly present but also recommended in well-developed markets. 
We are an operating pharmaceutical and clinical contract research and outsourcing organization, providing a full range of professional services to the pharmaceutical industry, governmental institutions as well as to individual physicians/investigators, in setting up and supporting their clinical research and development projects. We have a small, dynamic and highly flexible organization, whose expertise covers a broad range of medical and pharmaceutical research. We can offer outsourcing services in areas of Clinical Research, Human Resources, IT Consulting, Regulatory Affairs, Staff Training, and more. 
2 GL Outsourcing website:

For more information, please contact: 
Zoran A?imovi? 
2 GL Outsourcing ltd. 
Blvd. Mihaila Pupina 10Z/IV 
Tel.: +381648734757 

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Papercast Selected as Technology Supplier for INEOS Team UK America’s Cup Challenge

Papercast selected as technology supplier for INEOS Team UK America’s Cup Challenge

INEOS Team UK has today announced that Papercast, the leader in e-paper information display systems, has been selected as one of their technology partners for the forthcoming America’s Cup (AC36) challenge taking place in Auckland in 2021.

INEOS TEAM UK was formed in 2018 to bring the America’s Cup home to Britain. The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy in the world and is ultimately a design and technology race. INEOS TEAM UK will use the best of British innovation to design and build two ‘AC75’ 75-foot foiling mono-hulls.

Ben Ainslie, Team Principal and Skipper of INEOS TEAM UK: “It’s impossible to sail these incredibly advanced and sophisticated boats without data, and getting that data in a fast, highly-readable format in the extreme environment of an AC75 cockpit is a real challenge. We’re very happy to have Papercast onboard to take that challenge on.”

Papercast e-paper display technology was originally developed to transform real-time passenger information at bus stops around the world, with solar powered, wireless, sunlight readable displays. With a major foothold in this market, Papercast is perfectly placed to develop its technology for use in other more demanding applications where e-paper can provide significant benefits over traditional LCD and LED technologies.

Papercast e-paper displays combine ultra-low energy consumption with market leading processing performance along with a lightweight IP-rated enclosure. Robert Bicket, CEO of Papercast, comments: “The America’s Cup is the pinnacle of yacht racing and this campaign is particularly close to my heart. I am delighted that our technology will form one of the many vital components that will make this one of the strongest British AC challengers that this country has ever seen.”

The America’s Cup dates back to 1851 when the Royal Yacht Squadron invited the New York Yacht Club to compete in a race around the Isle of Wight. The NYYC duly won the cup and then embarked on what would become the longest winning streak in the history of sport, defending successfully for 132 years until finally being defeated in 1983. A British entry has never won the America’s Cup.

INEOS TEAM UK is based in Old Portsmouth backed by INEOS Founder and Chairman, Jim Ratcliffe. Sir Ben Ainslie, a previous America’s Cup winner (AC34) and the most successful Olympic sailor of all time is Team Principal and Skipper and four times America’s Cup winner, Grant Simmer is team CEO. Combined, the team has 22 Cup wins and 10 Olympic medals including seven gold.

Each competing team races under a challenging Yacht Club and INEOS TEAM UK will race for Royal Yacht Squadron Racing. Founded in 1815, the Royal Yacht Squadron – based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight - is regarded as one of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world.

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Papercast e-paper displays were launched in 2016 specifically to transform the way bus operators provide passenger information at the bus stop. The unique attributes of e-paper make it ideal for outside use, with unbeatable screen visibility, even in direct sunlight. Couple this with wireless connectivity and exceptionally low power consumption, and the displays can be continuously solar powered – no power or connectivity cables are required. The platform enables transport providers to effortlessly keep passengers informed on real-time and advance service information at bus stops in a clear and user-friendly format. With continual innovation, Papercast has become the most advanced e-paper information display technology on the market. It is now experiencing adoption in train and airline markets, as well as other non-transport applications.

Kerry Marchbank 
Marketing Manager 
+44 (0)7817 916654 

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Platinum Tax Defenders Reports Year-Over-Year Revenue Increase

Top tax resolution company Platinum Tax Defenders is thrilled to report a year-over-year revenue increase of 63 percent compared to the same month in 2018. This revenue increase marks the largest in the company's more than 18-year history and is due in part to Platinum Tax Defenders' recent acquisition by Cardiff Lexington Corp (CDIX).

This announcement regarding Platinum Tax Defenders' revenue increase comes on the heels of Platinum's recent expansion with the opening of additional offices in Long Beach, CA, and Pompano Beach, FL. Since the opening of its first office in Simi Valley, CA in 2001, Platinum Tax Defenders has continued to provide services to taxpayers ranging from those owing the IRS more than 0,000, to the under-served taxpayer owing less than ,000. This unique business model has enabled Platinum Tax Defenders to experience tremendous growth and the latest revenue increase.

Platinum Tax Defenders offers a wide variety of tax resolution, bookkeeping, currently not collectable and tax preparation services for individuals and businesses that are dealing with back taxes or are having issues paying off their current tax bill. The reported revenue increase is evidence of Platinum Tax Defenders' continued commitment to helping taxpayers get out of tax debt, for good.

The experienced team at Platinum Tax Defenders comprises certified public accountants, enrolled agents, tax attorneys, and IRS tax attorneys. Collectively, the team has decades of experience. To date, Platinum Tax Defenders has saved its clients over million in tax debt. The Platinum team has had success reducing clients' debts from over 0,000 to just 0 in many cases. Most recently, the Platinum team successfully reduced one client's tax debt from 6,996 to only 0 through the successful negotiation of an Offer in Compromise deal with the IRS.

Through a variety of tax resolution services for individuals and businesses alike, Platinum Tax Defenders' tax relief process can take as little as nine months to bring a client to a debt-free status. Among the services Platinum Tax Defenders offers are back taxes settlement, tax attorney representation, bank levy releases, Offer in Compromise, payment plans, IRS audit representation, Revenue Officer assistance, IRS tax liens, amending tax returns, bookkeeping services, and tax preparation for businesses and individuals.

Platinum Tax Defenders continues to be at the forefront of service offered to taxpayers seeking resolution from their IRS debts. The team at Platinum Tax Defenders understands that every taxpayer is different, and that's how they run their business. As part of their practice, Platinum Tax Defenders does not begin work on a tax resolution case until they have the opportunity to thoroughly investigate a client's case. 
Should you be interested in learning about opportunities to partner with Platinum Tax Defenders to make a difference, contact (800) 385-6840.

About Platinum Tax Defenders 
Platinum Tax Defenders, a subsidiary of Cardiff Lexington Corporation, (Cardiff Lexington Corp (CDIX) ) has been helping individuals navigate their tax situations with the IRS since 2011. The top-rated tax firm's tax resolution services have saved thousands of clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax debt. The expert team at Platinum Tax Defenders has experience working with entrepreneurs, individuals, and small businesses alike. Platinum Tax Defenders ( is a forward-thinking leader in the tax resolution industry. The expert tax relief team works with taxpayers who are struggling with small to large tax debts. Top Tax Defenders offers a wide variety of tax resolution, bookkeeping, and tax preparation services for individuals and businesses.

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Traffic Jams Social Media Expert to Discuss LinkedIn at Evanston Lunch-&-Learn Event

A social media expert from Traffic Jams, a marketing solutions provider based in Chicago, will give a presentation on LinkedIn at a lunch-and-learn event hosted by the Evanston Entrepreneurial Growth & Profit Group (GNP) on July 10.

At the event, Don Rask – a marketing associate with Traffic Jams – will offer guidance on how businesses can best leverage LinkedIn. The lunch-and-learn will take place at the Evanston Chamber of Commerce offices at 1609 Sherman Avenue, Suite 205, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rask also spoke to the GNP last month at an event called “Social Media for Beginners.” The GNP – which was formerly known as SOHO (Small Office Home Office) – meets for a lunch-and-learn event on the second Wednesday of each month. These meetings include guest speakers and interactive programming that address issues relevant to small and home-based businesses.

“I’m looking forward to speaking to the Evanston Entrepreneurial Growth and Profit Group again,” Rask said. “LinkedIn has a lot of potential as a promotional tool for companies of all sizes, and I’m always glad to offer social media marketing guidance to local leaders of small and home-based businesses.”

Traffic Jams provides a range of marketing services and solutions, including social media management, search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing, public relations, PPC, link building, lead tracking, and more.

For more information about the presentation and to register for the event, please visit the Evanston Chamber of Commerce website.

About Traffic Jams 
Traffic Jams is a Chicago-based company that provides marketing solutions to businesses. The organization’s skilled team of marketing professionals delivers a wide range of services and solutions, including search engine optimization, social media, public relations, lead tracking, PPC and more. Our intimate environment allows for one-on-one attention with every client, as well as increased collaboration and creativity. For more information, please visit

For more information contact: 
Lori Leonardo 

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Mobile Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) Grew 160% Globally in 2018

The global usage-based insurance (UBI) market saw rapid growth in 2018, reaching 24.8 million active UBI policies, according to the latest research from PTOLEMUS Consulting Group. Mobile-based UBI remains the main driver of this growth, increasing by 160% in 2018.

The main telematics insurers globally in terms of number of policies remain Italy’s UnipolSai and the USA's Progressive and State Farm.

On the supply side, Octo Telematics, Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), and IMS were the major telematics service providers (TSPs). Octo Telematics remained the top global supplier but CMT’s mobile-centric approach to the UBI market paid off with huge success, seeing over 50% growth in the number of policies supported.

Meanwhile, MetaSystem, Xirgo, and Danlaw hold a firm grip on the device supply market.

PTOLEMUS also found that the key insurance telematics market trends from 2018 were: 

  • North America and Europe still accounted for the majority of the UBI market.
  • In the USA, mobile UBI added significant volume to the total number of UBI policies.
  • The UK players continued to demonstrate innovation through exploring dash camera-based solutions.
  • Some of the nascent markets began to take off slowly:

The Nordic market finally began to gain traction. 
Two OEM programs were launched in Latin America. 
The markets in the West Indies, Cyprus, and Uruguay also opened up to UBI.

PTOLEMUS expects the expansion of the UBI geographical footprint to continue in 2019.

The research forms part of PTOLEMUS’ UBI Dashboard, a 100-page quarterly quantitative and business intelligence report surveying the global UBI and insurance telematics market since 2009. More information can be found here.

To obtain more details about the evolution of the UBI global market with breakdown by country, insurance line, device used, target market and more, please contact fbruneteau(at)ptolemus(dot)com.

PTOLEMUS is the first strategy consulting firm entirely focused on connected vehicle services and the Internet of Things. It assists connected insurance stakeholders in defining and executing their strategies. It has completed nearly 100 assignments related to telematics, over 50 in the domain of UBI and insurance analytics.

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Dynamix Solutions Takes Home The Golden Datto Award at DattoCon19

The Dynamix Solutions team was awarded the Golden Datto Award at DattoCon19, Datto’s seventh annual partner conference that welcomed more than 2,900 attendees from 24 countries around the globe. Each year, Golden Datto Awards are presented to the best of the best among Datto’s partner community. This year, the awards were given across nine categories recognizing a range of talented, world-class MSPs, and Dynamix Solutions has earned a place in the Datto Hall of Fame.

“Our partners are critical to the small and medium-sized business community, and we’re proud to honor the top performing partners with the Golden Datto awards at the event each year,” said Rob Rae, Vice President of Business Development at Datto. “We’re so excited for Dynamix Solutions for earning the Datto Hall of Fame award and demonstrating their commitment to growing their business and helping their clients succeed.”

Dynamix Solutions is Canada’s premium provider of business network and IT services, offering a wide range of services and IT solutions to businesses of all sizes. Managed IT Services help clients accelerate business productivity by providing expert installation and implementation, as well as remote and on-site system management. Instead of having the expense of a full-time IT team, Dynamix Solutions delivers customized solutions for each of their clients and thereby rids them of worries regarding their IT operations.

“Dynamix Solutions is proud to be recognized at DattoCon19 and awarded the Golden Datto Award. Our business and clients have greatly benefitted from our Datto Partnership, we are committed to business development and growth, providing outstanding services to meet clients’ IT needs” said James Moutsos, President at Dynamix Solutions.

More About Dynamix Solutions: 
Founded in 2001, Canada’s Dynamix Solutions has quickly become the one-stop-shop for business network and IT needs, incorporating services such as systems administration, enterprise network monitoring and reporting, support, training, security, deployment, support and design.

Offering complete, managed IT services and IT cloud services customized to specific business needs, the Dynamix Solutions team of IT specialists are dedicated to helping businesses ease concerns over IT operations, and focus on productivity. From expert installation and implementation to remote and on-site system management, Dynamix Solutions provides businesses with an economical alternative to employing full-time IT staff, and peace of mind knowing that a team of experienced specialists are in charge of technical operations, and ready to help at a moment’s notice.

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Survey & Ballot Systems Adding Key Professionals as Part of Succession Plan

Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS), a leading provider of election services to member-based organizations, today announced the addition of three new hires starting this September in the roles of operations, administration, and sales. All three are part of a long-term succession plan as sons of co-owners, Jon G. Westerhaus and Peter M. Westerhaus.

“The time is right to develop the next generation of ownership and I’m excited by the energy these three bring toward serving the customer and growing this company,” said Jon Westerhaus, SBS President. More than 500 organizations rely on SBS to offer the latest in election solutions for all their voting needs.

In 29 years of business, brothers Jon and Peter have moved the company from startup to an influential professional services company. “The talent of these three hires, Dave, John and Peter Westerhaus, will help us maintain our market edge in both technology and product offerings,” said Peter, who serves as Vice President.

SBS has earned a reputation for offering secure and fair voting solutions on a worldwide scale to cooperatives, professional societies, mutual and agricultural associations, credit unions, unions and other organizations that engage members through governance and operational votes. SBS’ task is to help enfranchise members into the voting or survey process and bring validity to the tabulated results.

About the new SBS team members

Joining SBS in an operations role is Dave J. Westerhaus, who previously worked as a Project Management contractor at CHS Inc. focusing on IT security, compliance and infrastructure projects. Dave is a 2017 graduate of Saint John’s University (MN) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Business Leadership.

John P. Westerhaus, CPA, will have primary duties in administration, drawing on his audit experience in public accounting at KPMG and at Merrill Corporation as a Senior Analyst in their financial reporting and technical accounting group. John is a 2014 graduate of the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management where he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Marketing.

Peter J. Westerhaus will work in sales, using his experience as an Investment Banking Analyst for Lake Street Capital Markets where he helped facilitate equity capital market transactions and M&A advisory services. He is the founder and chair of Achieving Cures Together, a nonprofit that targets microbial restoration research. Peter graduated in 2016 from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and was also a linebacker on the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher football team.

About SBS: Survey & Ballot Systems, Inc. has been setting the standard in election management since 1990. We connect associations, cooperatives, clubs, and financial institutions with their members through online, paper and hybrid elections, surveys and evaluations. For more information, please visit

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John Ive, The Iconic Designer of iPhone and Other Popular Gems, to Exit Apple

Sir Jony Ive, the designer of iMac and iPhone who with his two decades plus of hard work helped turn Apple into the world's most valuable company, is leaving to set up his own venture. It will be a creative firm named LoveFrom. Interestingly, its first client will be Apple.

This announcement comes at a time when investors have expressed deep concern about the falling sales of the iPhone. The exit of retail chief Angela Ahrendts in April has also created problems for the tech giant.

Sir Jonathan said in a statement: "After nearly 30 years and countless projects, I am most proud of the lasting work we have done to create a design team, process and culture at Apple that is without peer."

LoveFrom will be based in California and reports suggest that the company will be dealing with wearable technology. According to Sir Jonathan, Marc Newson, a friend, and collaborator at Apple would also join LoveFrom.

The company was in a bad shape financially when he became head of Apple's design studio in 1996. The introduction of Sir Jonathan's iMac in 1998 and the iPod in 2001 turned things around for the company. Other gems fro, Sir Jonathan includes:

  • 2004 - iPod Mini
  • 2007 - iPhone
  • 2008 - MacBook Air
  • 2010 - iPad
  • 2015 - Apple Watch
  • 2016 - AirPods

He also oversaw the completion of Apple Park, Apple's new corporate headquarters.  It is an ultra-modern complex designed in partnership with British architects Foster + Partners.

After the death of Steve Jobs, there was speculation that Jony Ive might become the CEO Apple one day. However, he continued as the firm's design guru videos while Tim Cook took charge and drove the giant organization towards greater profits.

However, Sir Jonathan, the man who is credited with creating the most profitable product in history, the iPhone, is guaranteed of his place in history.

#apple #appleiphone #iphone  #mac #JonyIve  #designerapple #stevejobs


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Google Launches a New Website to Help Small Businesses Get a Grip On Various Processes

Google for Small Business is a new portal launched by Google to celebrate International Small Business Day.  It will suggest its products that can meet the needs of a specific business perfectly.

At the Grow with Google Learning Center in New York City, where the company offers a variety of workshops and classes, Google’s global product director for small business ads, Kim Spalding said that the website “gives everyone a place to start with Google products.”

The new website allows small businesses to enter their company name and website details and provide information about their business and objectives. Based on the data, Google will create a prioritized list of actions that might include ad campaign launches, establishing an online presence, or installation of Google Analytics.

“Small business owners struggle with time” she added. They don’t find the time to train and become digital marketing experts.

While Google for Small Business has a wide range of products, but there are two “hero tools” that will be of high value to small businesses. Google my Business is a free to use a product that allows business owners to create their own profiles and websites. Smart Campaigns is designed to automate the process of ad-buying for small businesses.

#Google #smallbusiness  #onlinebusiness #businessowner #SMB 


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National Hospitality Architecture Firm three Debuts “New Level of Luxury” Clubhouse for Horseshoe Bay Resort

A new luxury clubhouse just west of Austin, Texas, is the latest high-profile hospitality project by three, the acclaimed national architecture firm renowned for creating memorable emotional connections through design. The addition of the dynamic amenity and event space is part of the million renovation of Horseshoe Bay Resort – one of the largest golf resorts in the country – which is nearing completion after two years of work on its hotel, golf courses and facilities, dining venues, and meeting spaces.

Designed by three, the new luxe Cap Rock Members Club – Clubhouse capitalizes on expansive views of the hill country and Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed golf courses at the resort. Working in partnership with landscape architect Coy Talley of Talley Associates, three has conceived the Cap Rock site as a destination complex, says the firm’s principal and senior designer, David C. Fowler, AIA, NCARB. The experience comprises four separate buildings that together offer Horseshoe Bay Resort members an array of improved amenities, anchored by its main clubhouse with a dining room and bar area, a swimming pool, and two golf buildings. A celebratory opening event is in planning for later in 2019.

This major commission for the popular Horseshoe Bay Resort represents the latest win for three, known for their expertise in boutique hospitality and country club projects that “elevate client properties to a new level of luxury.” Most recently, the firm completed The Cellars at Pearl, a complex of high-end loft residences in San Antonio, Texas, which local developers have described as “unprecedented for both its quality and price point.” Other upscale, market-leading developments by three include the award-winning Hotel Emma, credited for anchoring the burgeoning growth in downtown San Antonio.

“The Cap Rock Members Club – Facilities are designed with every last detail in mind, starting with the guest’s arrival,” says Fowler. “Our work at three is always grounded in the principle of creating spaces that inspire a sense of wonder.”

With this goal in mind, three re-sculpted the entry sequence, transforming a parking lot into a winding drive lined with Texas Oaks and offering glimpses of panoramic views framed by the new buildings, capturing the essence of the Cap Rock site in the heart of the Hill Country. Set on an outcropping interspersed with car-sized boulders, the main clubhouse building faces southwest maximizing sunset viewing for guests enjoying the restaurant, bar area and decks. The design draws in sunlight and outdoor scenery with slender roof openings and gently angled floor-to-ceiling windows. Three large rock-spire sculptures separate the entry, bar area, and dining room, all with fireplaces.

“Everything traveling golfers value is found here in a truly distinct and elevated presentation,” said Bryan Woodward, Horseshoe Bay Resort’s managing director. “The investment we have put into these renovations has elevated the quality of our golf to a national level and has made the overall golf experience more fun for our guests.”

Other amenities of the development include a golf pro shop, a pool building featuring men’s and women’s locker rooms along with a bar with grille kitchen, and a golf pavilion for events — with modern glass overhead doors to create a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors. Texas Lueders Limestone, a native charcoal-gray stone wraps all of the clubhouse buildings, complementing the existing vegetation and rock outcroppings. Other materials used for the soft-modern design include clear-coated exposed structural steel and stained wood ceilings to imbue the clubhouse with warmth and regional character.

The sprawling, 7,000-acre Horseshoe Bay Resort offers 400 guestrooms, suites and condominiums, views of scenic Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, and four championship golf courses designed by World Golf Hall of Fame members Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jack Nicklaus. A spa and health club and several restaurants round out the resort’s attractions. With the addition of the Cap Rock Members Club – Golf and Pool Amenities, resort members and guests enjoy an expanded, luxurious experience that aims to captivate the next generation of resort members from the nearby Austin community.

For interviews and images, contact Belén Cusi, 646-838-1033 or

About three
Based in Dallas, three specializes in providing creative design solutions in the hospitality, country club, senior living and residential spaces. Their innovation and inspiration is buoyed by strong, lasting, personal relationships with clients and consultants. Notable projects include the award-winning Hotel Emma in San Antonio, TX; the magazine-rated Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel; and the Monte Rei Country Club in Portugal. More at

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Matrix Sciences Continues Expansion Service Offering Acquires Contract Testing, a Leading Sensory and Consumer Product Research Company

Matrix Sciences has further added significant new capabilities to its portfolio of client services with the acquisition of Contract Testing Inc, a North American industry leader in sensory and consumer product research with its headquarters near Toronto, Ontario.

Matrix Sciences CEO Robert Wiebe said the acquisition of Contract Testing is another significant step forward in the Matrix vision to build a truly full-service network.

“Contract Testing is a clear leader in sensory and consumer product research.” Wiebe said. “They have earned the loyalty of an impressive group of customers in both the US and Canada through exceptional expertise and service. This addition to Matrix compliments our sensory group in Chicago and has real linkages to our growing advisory, research and laboratory services that will benefit our clients.”

The three principals and Contract Testing’s management team are excited to become a part of Matrix Sciences and will remain in their leadership positions.

“Joining Matrix is a great step forward for us”, Daniel Scholes, one of the principals, said. “It is allowing us the resources to execute on our plans to expand the services we offer and our geographic reach. Both our team and the sensory group at Matrix see great opportunity to build a truly unique scope of services.”

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SDP/SI Expands Timing Belt Inventory

Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI), a leader in providing mechanical based design, engineering, and precision manufacturing services for critical motion control and small power transmission applications is proud to announce an expansion of their timing belt inventories resulting in shorter lead times.

SDP/SI develops and manufactures timing belt and pulley drive systems, offering not only the components but complete assemblies designed for optimal performance. “Customers face challenges every day, from a line going down to building a prototype. By expanding our timing belt inventory we have dramatically lowered lead times, cutting and shipping timing belts in less than a week.” said V.P. Sales/Marketing, Doug Kerester. “Increasing our inventory levels in timing belt materials will better position us to meet our customers’ needs for quick turnaround,”

SDP/SI is one of the top 3 belt sleeving consumers in the USA offering synchronous timing belts in a wide range of profiles, including MXL, XL, L, HTD®, GT®2 and GT®3. Stocking timing belt material from leading manufacturers, such as Gates, SDP/SI has the capacity to cut over 6,000 belts per day. Both standard widths and special widths cut to customer requirements are available. Detailed product specifications are available on the website.

About Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) a Designatronics company
SDP/SI, ISO 9001:2015 + AS9100D certified, provides mechanical based design, engineering and manufacturing services for critical motion control and small power transmission applications, including aerospace, defense, medical, robotics, and industrial automation. Over 87,000 standard inch and metric small mechanical components are available for fast turnaround. SDP/SI specializes in high-quality machined parts, molded components, synchronous belt drives, precision gears and subassemblies, offering customized design. For more information go to:

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Order Fulfillment Operations Success Increases Using RightFIT Seven-Step Methodology

The new RightFIT™ methodology from Conveyco Technologies provides organizations with a seven, step-by-step process to assure project success. This process allows for a more efficient execution while helping to address future growth and meet or exceed the business case.

The necessity for converting warehouse and distribution center operations from overhead to a profit center has never been more critical. By focusing on each segment of the journey, the RightFIT methodology helps guide organizations to determine their best solution.

“By following the RightFIT methodology, Conveyco is able to provide customers with both an immediate impact and a long-term investment which aligns on strategic goals and reduces operational costs in the supply chain,” says Ed Romaine, VP Marketing & Business Development. He continued, “This process is part of a commitment to subscribing to a customer for life mentality and practice.”

The seven step RightFIT methodology includes:

1. Deep dive data analysis

2. Design Objectives

3. Alternative Analysis

4. Business Case

5. Clear Path to Success

6. Execution Roadmap

7. Life Cycle Nexus

By performing a comprehensive data deep dive analysis, creating models that illustrate a 360-degree understanding of the existing state of the 4 walls within an operation and incorporate the “nuances” which make an organization unique and loved by its customers, you have the foundation to build success. Next, the organization’s strategic goals and metrics are applied to identify the shape and scale of systems, processes, as well as resources required to meet future demands.

By understanding the current metrics required to define success of the future state, an evaluation of technologies, concepts and configurations is conducted. An emphasis is placed on a solution that optimizes people, processes and systems. In fact, alternative solutions are reviewed and analyzed to determine the very best fit for an organization’s requirements.

Using an outcome-based approach and RightFIT methodology generates a business case focused on delivering of the solution’s benefits, accommodating growth and flexibility and allowing a phased capital investment. A clear path to success is set and defined by creating a holistic vision that aligns the scope of work with all available resources. An execution roadmap is set which includes process documentation to hardware and software integration, phased realization testing and go-live extensive training.

The final step is the creation of the life cycle nexus. By working together with client partners to keep system up time and performance at peak efficiencies, accountability is enhanced along with the ability to move beyond the old design build paradigm. This allows the RightFIT methodology to help exceed clients ever changing and increasing demands.

About Conveyco Technologies
Conveyco Technologies has been providing world class performance enhancements for order fulfillment, distribution centers and warehouse operations for over 40 years. Solutions and systems include sortation, palletizing, AS/RS, automated case handling, autonomous mobile robots, robotic picking, dispensing, AGV, WES, WMS and WCS software plus consulting and integration services.

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McMinnville, OR Business Owner Recognized by Prestigious Goldman Sachs 10KSB Program

When former aerospace engineer Malee Ojua first studied graphic design, she did it just for fun. She never thought it would lead her to build a successful digital marketing agency or that Goldman Sachs would eventually select her for an exclusive business development program.

"I left my career as an aerospace engineer with Top Secret government security clearance in 1998 to be with my mother after her Stage IV breast cancer diagnosis," recalled Ojua. "Everything was moment to moment. I decided then that life is too short not to do what you are passionate about and what makes you happy."

Her passion drove Ojua to pursue a different path from her established engineering career, in which she successfully marketed multi-billion-dollar defense satellite systems to hundreds of military generals at a time.

"People have always asked me to design, to make everything look better. It's what I do without thinking." With her natural knack for design, Ojua went back to school and earned a degree in web development and design. In 2014, she established Sacred Fire Creative, LLC, a business she started from nothing and on her own.

"I mentioned at a women’s networking event that I was starting a side business in web design. Next thing I know, four business owners came up to me, handed me checks and told me that I needed to register my business right away. That’s how it all started," Ojua shared.

By 2015, Ojua was working full-time at her company. Corporate accounts started coming in by 2016, first the New York University Langone Medical Center, followed by Johnson & Johnson and ArisGlobal Health. By 2017, Sacred Fire Creative posted six-figure revenues. And, in 2018, the company experienced 117% business growth.

"For me, this is the American Dream—that you can achieve success with persistent hard work and determination no matter what obstacles are in your way," said Ojua.

"My parents are immigrants who came to the US separately, bringing with them only the clothes on their backs. Together, they built a grocery business and worked hard so that my brother, my sister, and I could live a good life," Ojua said. "They taught us the value of hard work and the importance of giving back to the country and community that took us in."

"I have always wanted to contribute to my community, and I do that through my business," said Ojua. "I started this business from scratch and figured it out through the help of other women business owners and mentors. I want to show that people like me—a woman, a daughter of immigrants, and a member of ethnic minority groups—can build a successful enterprise. I am excited to give back and inspire other women and minorities like me to do the same."

In 2017, Ojua applied for the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, also known as 10,000 Small Businesses or 10KSB. This education and mentorship program for entrepreneurs was developed by finance industry leader Goldman Sachs in partnership with Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

She was one of under 150 business owners invited to participate in the program from over 800 applicants.

"Being chosen to participate in 10KSB is an amazing opportunity," said Ojua. "It opened my eyes to new avenues of growth I’d never even considered before.”

Goldman Sachs created 10KSB in 2009 with the belief that giving small business owners access to education, capital, and support is the optimum way to overcome barriers to their growth. The program's scholars take part in a condensed and intensive MBA-like training lasting 12 weeks. The training includes guidance in building a customized growth plan, one-on-one counseling, membership to a peer support network, and support from leaders in the business world.

"These business owners represent the best of the US economy. This program helps them grow their business, create new jobs, and strengthen our communities. Nearly 70% of participants increase revenues and 50% create new jobs just six months after graduating," said Babson College's Richard T. Bliss, the National Academic Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

With her 10KSB diploma firmly in hand, Ojua is back in McMinnville, OR and has set her sights on certifications for her business that would allow her to offer graphic design services to government agencies on the federal level.

"I'm applying for federal SBA 8(a) Business Development Program as well as acquiring SBA Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program certifications. Also, I'm renewing our Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and Emerging Small Business (ESB) certifications."

"We’re aiming to get listed on the US General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule for Advertising and Integrated Marketing Solutions (AIMS). This will allow government buyers to purchase directly from us with pre-established pricing, terms, and conditions."

According to Ojua, there are no other currently certified graphic design agencies in Oregon on the GSA Schedule. Sacred Fire Creative is additionally qualified for the HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) Program certification, which even fewer agencies hold. Having these certifications, said Ojua, would further separate her company from its competitors.

"As someone with past experience working with government agencies, I truly believe we have the qualities that government buyers on the federal, state, and local level are looking for in their contractors. It's an opportunity we are excited to explore," Ojua said.

Sacred Fire Creative is a digital marketing agency that provides a wide range of business development services, including graphic design, web design and development, social media management, and content marketing. For more information about Sacred Fire Creative and Malee Ojua, please visit

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Bamboo Apps to Drive the Development of the Digital Key Technology

Bamboo Apps has long been a supporter of automotive innovation and a provider of solutions that help automakers and OEM suppliers respond to disruptive industry changes. Taking this initiative a step further, Bamboo Apps joins the Car Connectivity Consortium to develop and standardize the Digital Key technology alongside BMW, Google, Harman, Samsung, Mercedes-Benz, Apple, and many other cross-industry leaders.

Digital Key is a revolutionary solution for connected cars, which is based on the idea of using smart devices as keys and such technology as Global Platform, GSMA, Bluetooth, and NFC. Digital Key can be used for vehicle access, starting of the engine, provisioning of the key to smart devices. The technology can also be implemented outside of automotive: in the hotel, real estate, and other industries.

“Membership in the CCC will let us continue driving positive change by contributing to the development of the Digital Key standard for smartphone-car connectivity”, says Anatoly Spirkov, COO of Bamboo Apps. “As a member of the CCC, Bamboo Apps will have access to the Digital Key specifications and cross-industry workgroups. This will definitely advance our expertise in the connectivity domain. Moreover, soon we plan to present an R&D project based on the Digital Key standard”.

To stay up to date on the latest news about the Digital Key and Bamboo Apps initiatives in the connectivity domain, join the conversation on our website and social media channels.

About Bamboo Apps

Bamboo Apps is a division of the Bamboo Group (Tallinn, Estonia) that creates apps for vehicles. Bamboo Apps uses its domain expertise and practical experience to empower OEMs’ success in ideation, design, and development of software for connected car apps, infotainment, and HMIs.

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Dylan Takao and Mariano Ascencio and InterContinental San Francisco Win InterContinental® Hotels and Resorts ‘Ultimate Culinary Clash’ Cooking Competition

InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the chef team Dylan Takao and Mariano Ascencio of the InterContinental San Francisco as winners of the sixth annual Ultimate Culinary Clash, which took place on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel in San Francisco, CA. Takao worked closely with Executive Chef Daniel Corey behind the hotel’s Luce restaurant and City College of San Francisco colleague and sous chef Mariano Ascencio to execute his dishes for the evening. Part student cooking competition and part scholarship fundraiser, the Ultimate Culinary Clash brought together the winners of five regional Culinary Clash competitions to face-off against each other to see whose dishes reigned supreme. Takao received a ,000 scholarship from the InterContinental brand and student sous chef Ascencio received an additional ,500 in scholarship.

The event welcomed more than 200 clients, industry tastemakers, and social media influencers and media for a competitive culinary evening where guests were encouraged to taste and mingle with chef and student teams from InterContinental San Francisco, InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Presidente InterContinental Mexico City, InterContinental San Diego and Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown. Local judges included the evening’s MC, journalist Joel Riddell, journalist Virginia Miller, social media influencer and blogger Emily Martin, Lolinda Executive Chef Juan Torres, Credo Director of Culinary Services Larry Finn, Trinchero Family Estates Senior National Account Manager Camille Costa, Golden Gate Restaurant Association Policy and Education Program Manager Chhavi Sahni, Firefly Executive Sous Chef Symone Bennett, CBS National Travel Writer Randy Yagi, and Boston-based social media influencers Savath and Sovann Yong.

Gail Gerber, Area Director of Sales and Marketing for InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco said: “We’re so pleased to see how the Ultimate Culinary Clash program has grown in the past six years. Through partnerships with exceptional culinary schools we’ve been able to put a spotlight on the InterContinental brands’ culinary programs globally. We’re proud of Dylan and Mariano to win this award for InterContinental San Francisco for the first time.”

Over the course of three months, five InterContinental properties across the United States and Mexico held local competitions with culinary students. The first place winners from each hotel received the opportunity to move forward to the Ultimate Culinary Clash where they presented a small portion of their winning entrée. Event guests, who judged dishes based on taste, creativity, and presentation, were impressed by the team’s Braised Short Rib in Mole Rojo with Collard Greens and Tokyo Turnips.

This year’s student participants and hotels included: 

  • InterContinental San Francisco – Dylan Takao and Mariano Ascencio of San Francisco City College
  • InterContinental Mark Hopkins – Luis Lopez and Renee Mata of San Francisco City College
  • Presidente InterContinental Mexico City – Estefania Iris Garcia and Daniela Loyola Zavala of Universidad Anahuac Mexico/Le Cordon Bleu
  • InterContinental San Diego – Riaz Mukadam and Lisa Baza of San Diego Mesa College
  • Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown – Alan Morales of Los Angeles Trade-Tech Community College


This year’s Ultimate Culinary Clash sponsors included Steelite International, kikkoman®, Trinchero Family Estates, Mr. Espresso and RATIONAL.

The Ultimate Culinary Clash serves as an opportunity for the InterContinental brand to showcase its commitment to culinary excellence. The regional competitions – called the Culinary Clash - began eight years ago at the InterContinental San Francisco’s Luce restaurant. To date, the program has raised more than 5,000 in scholarship for students across North America.

About InterContinental Mark Hopkins 
Located on the top of prestigious Nob Hill at the intersection of California and Mason Streets, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, a historic landmark, is a regular stop on the California Street cable car line. Just minutes away from the financial and theatre districts as well as Union Square and Chinatown, this four-star, four-diamond hotel is also home to the Top of the Mark, the world-renowned 19th floor sky lounge that offers panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information and to make reservations, contact the Mark Hopkins, Number One Nob Hill, San Francisco, Calif. 94108, at 415.392.3434 or 800.NOB HILL (662-4455), or by visiting

About the InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts brand 
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 194 hotels located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 70 years of experience. As a brand, we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-traveled guests to what’s special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge, so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. For more information about the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand, visit Find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

About InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts: The InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts brand makes travel alluring, with insights from over 70 years of experience. Each of our properties provides a gateway to the glamour of the InterContinental Life. As a brand, we aim to embody global sophistication through our superior, understated service and exceptional amenities. What makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show our guests through personalised and attentive services. We offer our most valued guests signature VIP services through a dedicated InterContinental® Ambassador programme and an exclusive Club InterContinental® experience. We connect our well-travelled guests to what’s special about a destination, so they enjoy authentic local experiences that will enrich their lives. For more information and to book, visit, and connect with us on Facebook and Instagram

About IHG: 
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,600 hotels and approximately 837,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with almost 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members. In February 2019, IHG acquired Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, adding 16 hotels (1,347 rooms) to its system and 18 hotels to its development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 400,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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New Bedford’s Painting and Renovations Company, ProGroup Contracting, Helps Children Become Entrepreneurs

Over the course of one day in May each year, hundreds of kids on the Southcoast come together to set up their own lemonade stands, learning about what is needed to own and operate their own small business. The lemonade stands are scattered around eight different cities and towns within the Southcoast. It is free for kids to register and participate in this event, thanks to sponsors like BayCoast Bank, ProGroup Contracting, Frugal Franks, Andrew's Fruit & Produce, Seaport Inn Grill, Auclair's Market, Sonic of Somerset, Roots & Daisies Beauty Parlor, amongst others.

This year, Lemonade Day consisted of 116 stands, where a total of 368 kids took part and contributed to over 25 different charities with their earnings. The charities covered causes from autism awareness to families of veterans to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Some of the lemonade stands reported earning over ,000 in business for the day.

“The kids are just amazing, they want to help these charities and they want to learn how to be entrepreneurs and this day is perfect for that,” said David Moura, Chief Executive Officer of ProGroup Contracting.

ProGroup Contracting was the Champion Sponsor for this year’s Lemonade Day. They even hosted a lemonade stand at their location, “Pacheco Pride Lemonade Stand” from Carlos Pacheco Elementary School. ProGroup Contracting also held a Lemonade Day contest for one child entrepreneur, competing for a chance to win a free iPad. The winner this year was Bri-Ann of “Bri-Ann’s Lemonade.”

To learn more about this initiative, contact sarah(at)progroupcontracting(dot)com

About ProGroup Contracting: 
Based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ProGroup Contracting is a national painting and renovation business serving commercial and residential properties for over 25 years. Specializing in painting, ProGroup Contracting also offers power washing, surface repairs and complete renovation services. For more information on careers and services offered by ProGroup Contracting, visit [

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How to Prevent Birds from Colliding with Buildings

A recent study from Cornell University estimates that between 365 million to 1 billion birds are dying every year in the United States because of building collisions. Artificial light and the transparent and reflective properties of glass are thought to be the main causes of bird collisions. City lights can attract birds at night and cause them to fly in circles and become disoriented. Birds often see glass either as empty air or as a mirror reflecting the surrounding landscape.

For some property owners, it’s even become a significant maintenance issue, requiring the regular cleanup of the bodies of dead birds on the surrounding streets and sidewalks. This is not only bad for the birds, but can be an unsightly image for customers, visitors and pedestrians as they move through areas around a property. Bird remains can also attract insects and other pests.

What can you, the pest management professional, do to help prevent this situation for customers? There are actually several things you can recommend to them — many of which you can also offer as a service:

    Use visual or ultraviolet (UV) bird window decals, films or paints. There are many different products available for this purpose, but the basic idea is the same: Put something on the surface of the glass to make it more visible to birds. This can be a small sticker in the middle of the windows, or a larger textured or solid film that covers some or all of the glass surface to make it visible to birds. Some products are transparent to the human eye, but opaque in UV, which is visible to most birds. This makes a good solution for areas where you don’t want visible images or textures, but still want to help make them visible to birds.

    Turn off exterior lights, especially during peak migration season. Many species of birds fly south in the fall and fly north in the spring. Up to half of these birds travel over a given city in six or seven days throughout the season. If urban areas would make efforts to reduce light pollution, especially during these periods of peak migration traffic, it would significantly lower the risk to birds.

    Move indoor plants away from windows. Indoor plants can look like inviting places for birds to perch, causing them to try to fly to indoor spaces through windows and glass surfaces. Moving indoor plants to interior areas makes them less visible to birds and reduces the temptation to try to fly inside a building.

    Close blinds when possible. One of the simplest things you can do is close any blinds or curtains that windows may have. This creates a visual barrier that birds can see, and helps stop them from trying to flying through the glass.

    Bird control products. Using bird control products and best practices can help discourage birds from dangerous areas. Netting can be used to block birds from hitting harder surfaces that could injure them. Bird spikes can keep birds from finding good perching or nesting spots nearby. Electronic devices that use the sounds of predators, ultrasonic noise, or flashes of light to scare birds away around buildings.

    Bird safe design. When building new structures, an increasing number of architects and builders factor bird safety into how to design a project. This includes things like using less-reflective types of glass, adding visual textures on glass surfaces that match other design elements, and reducing the amount of glass used on the exterior of buildings. If a commercial customer of yours is constructing a new facility, be sure to bring this up.

Certain urban areas are more dangerous to birds than others because of their location along migration routes and the amount of light pollution and glass covered buildings. In some cities, where the danger to birds is high, there are now laws or programs to encourage people to take action to help prevent bird collisions.

For example, since 1995, the city-backed Lights Out program in Chicago, Ill., has encouraged owners and managers to dim or turn off exterior lighting on high rises during bird migration season. San Francisco, Calif., adopted bird safety rules into its building code in 2011, making it a requirement for any renovation or new building projects in the city. It can be worth an investigation into whether there are any local organizations or ordinances that offer more specific bird protection guidelines for your market. Being knowledgeable and proactive in this arena can give you a competitive edge.

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INDIGO Biosciences Announces Release of Assay Kit for Testing Multi-Drug Resistance

INDIGO Biosciences, Inc. (INDIGO), the recognized industry leader in nuclear receptor and in vitro toxicology testing solutions, announced the addition of the Human MDR-1 / P-Glycoprotein Drug Interaction Assay to their portfolio. This kit expands INDIGO’s existing in vitro toxicology offerings and allows researchers to perform critical toxicology testing previously available only through contract services into their own labs.

“The addition of the MDR1 assay to INDIGO’s portfolio gives discovery scientists the ability to get results quickly on one of the most critical aspects of drug development. By combining our nuclear receptor expertise and additional predictive toxicology indicators such as MDR1, researchers can be confident that they are ready to take the next step in development,” says Dr. Jack Vanden Heuvel, Chief Scientific Officer of INDIGO. Dr. Vanden Heuvel was also awarded a Podium Presentation at the 2019 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting to share data and research utilizing the new MDR1 assay, along with the Company’s new gene expression and predictive liver toxicity assays, with the drug discovery and development communities.

The Multidrug Resistance Protein 1 (MDR1) plays a critical role in the removal of foreign substances – such as toxins or drugs – from the body by protecting cells from toxification. MDR1 activators range from pollutants, such as those encountered through unintended exposure to industrial and agricultural chemicals, to drugs administered for therapeutic benefit.

A drug that is either a substrate or inhibitor of MDR1 can profoundly impact the rate of absorption, distribution, or excretion of co-administered drugs, leading to significant changes in their effectiveness and potential toxicity. The MDR1 multidrug resistance transporter impacts the development of antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs, and mortality. MDR1 interaction is often cited as a precursor to drug-drug interactions on product labels and particularly in the use of digoxin, a common heart medication used to treat heart failure and heart rhythm problems. Not surprisingly, assessing the potency of this interaction, and thus the potential for drug-drug interactions, is mandated by the FDA.

The new assay kit offered by INDIGO Biosciences contains all necessary materials to allow for two independent 48-well assay setups. Each aliquot of cells is provided as a single-use reagent, though both may be combined to run one full assay plate. MDR1 Drug Interaction Assay utilizes the Company’s proprietary CryoMite™ preservation process, allowing for exceptional cell viability post-thaw and eliminating the need for cumbersome intermediate steps. As with INDIGO’s other product offerings, the testing process takes only 24 hours, providing researchers with clear, reproducible data without the longer wait times associated with most alternative testing options.

About INDIGO Biosciences, Inc. 
INDIGO Biosciences, Inc. is a leading provider of nuclear receptor and in vitro toxicology solutions that accelerate scientific decision-making. INDIGO supplements the world’s largest portfolio of nuclear receptor kits and services and in vitro toxicology solutions with greater results readability, reproducibility, and faster turnaround times. Our solutions, plus supportive team and reliable science and platforms aim to reduce the time, cost, and risk associated with the discovery process. Learn more at 

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X-Rite Announces i1Pro 3 Plus Color Profiling Device for Imaging, Print and Textiles

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, announce the new i1Pro 3 Plus, a spectral color measurement solution specifically designed for imaging, print, and textile professionals who need advanced calibration and color profiling capabilities to support today’s wide-format and industrial printing applications. The i1Pro 3 Plus has been optimized for digital printing on a range of materials and surfaces, including ceramics, textiles, glass, metal, wood, vinyl, plastics, thin films, cardboard, paper, and more. Commercial, wide-format, grand-format, packaging, and industrial printers can now create ICC profiles for almost any substrate and calibrate print production devices for the highest level of color accuracy.

As more industries turn to digital printing, customers are putting greater emphasis on achieving accurate and repeatable color. To do this, production print equipment needs to be linearized and profiled for each substrate in order to monitor color output. Current profiling solutions are limited in their ability to measure textured, rough, or uneven surfaces and cannot accommodate various material thicknesses. Many devices do not have the resolution required to ensure the highest color quality when printing detailed patterns, metallic effects, or photography images. This leads to costly color errors and rework which impacts a printer’s bottom line.

“The i1Pro 3 Plus builds on the success of the i1 Family and removes the variability to create accurate ICC profiles on the widest range of materials,” said Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite. “Wide- and grand-format users and industrial material printers will see immediate value by incorporating the affordable i1Pro 3 Plus into their prepress and production workflows, resulting in more accurate and repeatable color, a reduction of waste, and an increased return on investment.”

A long-term X-Rite partner, EFI (Electronics For Imaging), also sees the great potential of this latest i1 Family member. “We are delighted to support X-Rite’s newly announced i1Pro 3 Plus measurement device within our latest Fiery technologies at ITMA 2019. Due to the nature of digital textile production, this large-aperture device is an excellent fit with our latest single pass EFI BOLT high-speed textile printer. For both color management and quality control, this device will allow our customers to produce accurate color much more easily,” said John Henze, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, EFI Fiery.

New in the i1Pro 3 Plus: 

  • Larger aperture of 8mm to support new materials and substrates used in digital printing applications.
  • New polarization (measurement condition M3) filter that reduces specular highlights and shadows on fabrics and ceramics. It provides “better blacks” and richer colors on rough surfaces and glossy medias, like canvas prints and fine art photo papers.
  • Simultaneously measure M0, M1 and M2 in a single pass to account for optical brighteners so prepress and print operators can quickly predict how colors printed on optically brightened substrates will look under different lighting conditions.
  • Longer ruler for measuring the wider charts used in grand-format printing. The ruler includes an ISO-compliant white backer and removable magnetic strips on the top and sides for holding samples in place while measuring.
  • New LED illuminant that improves device reliability. The i1Pro 3 Plus allows for four measurement conditions (ISO 13655 M0; M1: D50; M2: UV Excluded, M3 Polarized).
  • Now supports transmission scanning for backlit film and materials used in signage.
  • Measures high brightness, up to 5K NITs for ultra-bright displays.


“We are used to seeing bumpy shadow measurements from unpolarized devices on glossy textured medias like canvas. With the new polarization feature in the i1Pro 3 Plus, our M3 measurements are dramatically smoother in the shadows - perfect in fact,” commented Scott Martin, Founder, Onsight, a leading workflow consultant for print, prepress, design and photography.

New X-Rite iO Table 
In addition, X-Rite announces a new i1iO Automated Scanning Table that supports the i1Pro 3 Plus. This hands-free test chart reader offers automated color profiling on a variety of substrates with reduced risk of color measurement errors. It is ideal for photographers, designers, and printers who want to speed up and automate the measurement process and eliminate manual strip reading.

The new i1iO table can be used with a variety of industrial materials including textiles, ceramics, corrugated, etc. and supports materials up to 33mm thick, with the optional z-axis spacer. It also supports transparencies and backlit materials.

See the i1Pro 3 Plus at ITMA and EskoWorld 
At ITMA, June 20 – 26 in Barcelona, Spain, X-Rite and Pantone will demonstrate the i1Pro 3 Plus in Hall UL, Stand C109. X-Rite will also be showcasing the i1Pro 3 Plus at EskoWorld, June 24 – 26 in Nashville, TN.

The i1Pro 3 Plus and the i1iO table will be available in late July 2019.

About X-Rite 
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit

About Pantone 
Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at

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Ardent Assistance To Acquire Complete Claims Management Professionals (CCMP)

Ardent Assistance Inc., has today announced the acquisition of the assets of Complete Claims Management Professionals (CCMP). Providing a range of assistance and complementary extended claims services, the Newmarket based operation supports Ardent’s continued growth plans and accelerates entry into new and end-to-end travel insurance assistance and claims markets.

With its experienced people, CCMP is one of the industry leaders providing exceptional claims handling services.

“CCMP provides an exciting opportunity for Ardent, and specifically our case management and claims departments”, explains Magdi Riad, Ardent’s CEO. “The additional expertise strengthens and extends the services offered by Ardent and further enhances our complete assistance solution approach. With a range of high-profile clients, this acquisition supports our plans to meet increasing demand across the globe, as well as offering more services to new clients. We look forward to working with the employees of CCMP and further enhance our customers' experience.”

The acquisition of the assets of CCMP support Ardent’s plans for growth and its vision to be the assistance provider of choice in North America and beyond.

Dave Burry, Travel Insurance Specialists (TIS) and CCMP’s CEO also commented on the acquisition adding “Ardent’s acquisition of the assets of CCMP provides a major growth opportunity for both our businesses and extended services to our clients. With the stability and backing of a professional company like Ardent Assistance Inc., TIS customers will benefit from enhanced products, services and innovation, and likewise, the services we bring to Ardent enable us to deliver one of best and most unique travel insurance models within the Canadian industry.

The timing of the announcement also coincides with the launch of Ardent’s assistance system to its international clients with more than 30 locations worldwide.

About Complete Claims Management Professionals (CCMP) 
Formed in 2005 in Newmarket, Ontario, CCMP managed in excess of 150 million in claims with integrity and passion. Enhancing the underwriting profit and servicing its customer were and remain its primary goals.

About Ardent Assistance Inc 
Formed in 2017 and nested in Newmarket, Ontario, Ardent is dedicated to providing solutions that enhance insurance underwriting profitability. Focused on travel insurance products, Ardent works with multiple Canadian and International insurers and provides complete cost containment solutions in North America.

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ProspectSV Welcomes New Sponsor, EDF Share Article

Prospect Silicon Valley is pleased to welcome EDF as its newest sponsor. EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and the largest renewable energy producer in Europe. With over 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and most of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. In the US, they operate EDF Renewables, EDF Trading and Energy Services, Dalkia, Citelum, and EDF R&D. EDF frequently partners with startups, corporations, and universities to develop solutions in support of sustainable growth and climate protection. EDF’s sponsorship of ProspectSV will allow the two organizations to collaborate in the deployment of breakthrough technology in advanced mobility and electrification projects.

Committed to becoming Europe’s leading e-mobility and energy company by the year 2022, EDF is exploring opportunities to further deploy EV smart charging infrastructure and services, automated first / last mile services, and many other topics. “Decarbonizing the economy is a core-objective for EDF, and electrification of the transportation sector is the most impactful next step towards this goal,” said Jan van der Lee, Head of EDF Innovation Lab. “Teaming up with ProspectSV gives EDF the opportunity to access an advanced mobility and energy ecosystem, and accelerate innovative business development in Silicon Valley.”

ProspectSV is deeply involved in the development and delivery of advanced mobility solutions in the Bay Area. By connecting emerging clean technology suppliers with ProspectSV’s corporate sponsors and public sector partners, facilitating public-private partnerships, and securing grant funding for the demonstration of clean tech solutions, ProspectSV plays a critical role in accelerating the commercial adoption of clean technology in the mobility and energy markets. “We are delighted to have a sponsor like EDF with tremendous experience in clean power generation and the electrification of the transportation sector,” said Ruth Cox, CEO of ProspectSV. “The collaboration will expand our capacity to address some of the Bay Area’s critical challenges in transitioning to Zero Emission Vehicles and providing alternative options for first / last mile services to the public transit backbone.”

ProspectSV is a nonprofit cleantech innovation hub that focuses on advanced mobility and energy solutions for urban communities. By collaborating with key partners and providing resources for entrepreneurs in the field, ProspectSV is working to improve urban sustainability. ProspectSV provides technical insight, connections to partners / investors, pilot opportunities, and access to their Technology Demonstration Center and test beds. The organization has shown their commitment to innovative technologies and the business models that support them. ProspectSV has provided support to over 25 startups that have raised close to 0M in follow-on funding and helped raise more than M in grant funding for demonstration projects. For more information visit or follow on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook.

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and the largest renewable energy producer in Europe. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and most of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. For more information visit

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Cintra Launches Analytics and Business Intelligence Center of Excellence

Cintra, the multi-award-winning cloud and enterprise architects, today announces the launch of its analytics and business intelligence (BI) center of excellence. The center will further broaden the services that Cintra customers can benefit from, which now cover the complete technology stack, from the underlying infrastructure to the user-facing decision-support tools.

With growing demand for these full-stack services, Cintra has invested significantly in the new center of excellence, hiring experienced BI thought leaders, including Tim Seyfried and Duy Tran, to head up the capability. Both have enviable track records in designing, implementing and running enterprise-grade BI functions that support strategic and operational decision-making in large organizations. Their skills complement Cintra’s business-wide architecture and database capabilities.

A natural extension of Cintra’s long-standing database and architecture expertise 
Established in 1996, Cintra has long been the database and architecture partner of choice for numerous big-name organizations. Its expertise in architecting, building and managing high-performance, highly available and highly secure platforms has seen it win numerous awards and build multi-year relationships with organizations in retail, travel and transportation, financial services, healthcare and the public sector.

Kyle Smith, CEO (North America) at Cintra, explained: “As the ones trusted by our clients to safeguard their most important data, we’re ideally positioned to then help them get more value from it. Our long-established ability to create and manage the right technology architectures for business-critical data, combined with the ETL and BI experience of the team in our new center of excellence, mean customers can now get all of their data services in one place.”

Duy Tran, Lead Consultant, Data Analytics Practice, added: “It’s never been more important for organizations to leverage their data. And with so many enterprise-grade cloud-based tools now available, including Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Analytics Cloud, smart businesses are looking to take their use of data to the next level by leveraging artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and other fast-growing techniques.”

Tim Seyfried, Principle Consultant, Data Analytics Practice, said: “Many organizations have established and well-functioning data warehouses and BI platforms, but want to innovate by adding advanced technologies to the mix. Others may have end-of-life data infrastructure and be looking to move to the cloud. We’re also seeing businesses undergoing wider enterprise architecture transformations that require them to build new data analytics capabilities from the ground up. Whatever a business’s need, we’re really excited to get involved in the design, implementation and support of its next-gen data and analytics capabilities.”

Launch webinar 
To mark the launch of the new center of excellence, Tim Seyfried and Duy Tran will be running a webinar on June 18th, looking at the capabilities of Oracle Analytics Cloud and how organizations can build a business case for its adoption.

This will be followed by hands-on workshops, the first two of which are in Frisco, TX , and New York City, NY .

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Top Software Development Companies Announces the Top 25 Custom Software Development Companies of 2019

Custom software solutions provide personalized digital platforms to organizations, tailored to their specific business needs. Brands who employ custom-built software outright own their solutions and typically see an increase in efficiency employee productivity and revenue due to the dedicated features and functionalities that improve workflow.

Custom software solutions can come in the form of: 

  • Customer relationship management systems
  • Accounting software
  • Websites, apps, and digital platforms
  • Intranets
  • And more.


However, most brands don’t have qualified developers in-house and instead need to partner with a top-rated software developer firm., a B2B software development firm ranking site that connects brands with developers, determined the leading custom software development agencies who can build personalized solutions for any brand, industry or business growth need.

Some of the best custom software development companies from around the world are:

1. Attract Group

Attract Group is a full-service web & mobile development company. Each business is in need of digital transformation. Attract Group implements this transition in a fast and constant manner. They turn business goals into technical OKRs with the help of cutting-edge technologies, data, and design. Their solutions help the clients reach new audiences, automate, and optimize their operational processes, which results in saved time, increased revenues, and efficiency improvements. Being on the market since 2011, they have gained trust from many clients. Long-term partnership is their key priority. Attract Group is your trusted IT partner.

Visit Attract Group at

2. Suits & Sandals

Suits & Sandals is an award-winning digital brand communications agency. They are equal parts of business consultancy and creative and technology firm. They help organizations find their place in the market, build tools they need to successfully engage customers, and solve key problems. The key to their success begins with a focus on discovery and research in business areas like customer segmentation, competitive analysis, and operational efficiency. Suits & Sandals mobilizes this research through brand development, communication strategy, app and website design/development, and other creative and technology services.

Visit Suits & Sandals at

3. Sirin Software

Sirin Software is a Florida-based IT company with an R&D center in Kyiv, Ukraine. Since 2014, they have acted as the trusted partner for companies all over the world (mostly from the USA and EU). They make software R&D process easier, more cost-effective and speed up the development of new products together with clients.

Visit Sirin Software at

4. Wave Digital

Wave Digital is an Australian custom software development company, specializing in bespoke mobile and web apps. Founded in 2000 and headed by former CFO of 99designs, Guy Cooper, Wave Digital has a long and successful track record servicing corporate, government and innovative local and international startups. They offer a range of integrated services from strategy, design and development to support, and are proud participants in the Apple Consultants Network community. Wave Digital follows a people-led approach to creating mobile apps. Their aim – to build apps that make lives better.

Visit Wave Digital at

5. Emerge

Emerge executes digital product transformation for technology companies seeking to improve operational agility and customer experience. They provide strategic leadership and expertise to help their customers deliver web, mobile, and IoT solutions. Rooted in their passion for creating digital products and services, their process helps increase the speed of solving their customer’s challenges, making better decisions, and building for growth.

Visit Emerge at

6. Progmatiq

PROGMATIQ is a small digital agency that focuses on developing lead generating websites. Their primary focus is on service-oriented businesses who help people live a better life. PROGMATIQ provides the following services: website and eCommerce design and development, SEO, and social media marketing.

Visit Progmatiq at

7. Apiumhub

Apiumhub is a software development company based in Barcelona that transformed into a tech hub, mainly offering services of mobile app development, web development, software architecture, DevOps and Product Ownership.

8. Applaudo Studios

Applaudo Studios provides full Software Development services for Top Tier Customers in the United States, the Americas, and Europe. Their team of iOS, Android and Web Developers have created some of the most amazing products in the mobile and web world.

9. Aurora Digital

Aurora Digital’s main goal is to make the customers feel that they are well taken care of. To accomplish that, their project/account managers take ownership of the project and will independently solve issues as they arise (with clients’ direct insight). The project manager shall be available and responsive all the time during the entire project and also responsible to keep the customer up to date on the latest events in the project.

10. Buzz Interactive

Buzz Interactive is an awesome group of designers, developers, coders, illustrators, and copywriters, who capture those pure gold ideas. Their aim is to build user-friendly apps, websites, rock star copywriting portfolio, and too many t-shirt slogans. One day they will be rich, so it’s the best time to work with them while they need the money.

11. Clarion Technologies

Clarion Technologies is a leading IT Outsourcing company with 3 state-of-the-art development centers in India. Their unique engagement model helps our clients leverage the best of outsourcing world — high-quality resources, world-class technical supervision, and infrastructure. Clarion has been an innovation partner for several small and medium enterprises and pioneering start-ups across the world.

12. Decipher Zone Softwares

Decipher Zone Softwares is a leading outsourcing Java development company which specializes in Website, Java development, web application development, blockchain development where trailblazing customizable software solutions are developed with agile methodology at an unbelievably low cost.

13. DotLabel

DotLabel is an award-winning digital agency with a passion for User Experience (UX) and simplifying complex online processes, based in Hampshire. They create user-centric, results-driven websites, mobile apps, bespoke web applications, portals, intranets and unique digital experiences based on expert research and insights.


ELEKS helps clients transform their businesses digitally by providing expert software engineering and consultancy services. They deliver high tech innovations to Fortune 500 companies, big enterprises and technology challengers, improving the ways they work and boosting the value they create for the modern world.

15. Idea

IDEA is a leading WEB agency in Lithuania with 16 years of experience. The company provides website, web design and e-commerce development services for local, British and Scandinavian companies. They have worked with companies like Microsoft, Nestle, Apple, Kesko and Philip Morris.

16. Intellias

Intellias was founded in Lviv in 2002 and by 2019 has evolved into a 1,300+ people strong supplier of software development services, with a core delivery base in Ukraine, development office in Poland and local presence in Germany. Intellias provides custom software engineering services, and has a strong industry focus on Automotive, FinTech and Location Based Services, Retail, IoT, Energy.

17. IntexSoft

IntexSoft transforms ideas into programs and enables their customers to achieve success since 2001. During these years, they have gained the reputation of a stable outsourcing partner. They have been presented on the market since 2001. IntexSoft’s key qualities include offices and development centers in Herford, Germany and in Grodno, Belarus; a full spectrum of software development services; customers and projects from all over the world; rich experience in enterprise software development; dedicated development teams and centers; and more

18. KDSolutions

KDSolutions understands that each solution needs to be perfectly adjusted to the Client's needs. They don't have a fixed set of technologies and programming languages that they use. Instead, they always carefully analyze project requirements to select the most appropriate technologies, even, if this requires learning something new (which they love, by the way!).

19. Parrolabs Inc

Parrolabs is a team of skilled developers and designers ready to wake up any brand’s next project. They started out as a small Digital Agency in Colombia. They have grown to become one of the Best Web Development Companies in Latin America. Parrolabs has nominated for several web development awards since.

20. Rubyroid Labs

Rubyroid Labs was founded in 2013 by two passionate Ruby developers. With a team of 33 full-stack Ruby developers, their focus is to build custom and feature-rich Web and Mobile Apps, rebuild and support complex systems, optimize architecture and databases, improve quality of the code, successfully launch new startups, boost your business with top-quality engineers, and more.

21. Sine Engineering Bureau

Sine is an industrial design and engineering bureau, based in Lviv Ukraine. It was founded in 2018 by Ostap Ferensovych and Pavlo Doro, who are also in charge of engineering and design in the company. Sine Engineering Bureau is specialized in industrial design, electronic, mechanic, interface design and software development.

22. Switch Software Solutions

For over a decade, Switch Software Solutions has focused on technologies such as Java, .NET, JavaScript (Angular, React, Node), SQL, C# and Ruby on Rails - as well as mobile platforms (iOS and Android). Their services include front-end development, back-end development, quality assurance, and UI/UX design. Their collaborative model provides cost-effectiveness to increase clients’ profitability without communication challenges or quality problems often associated with software development outsourcing.

23. Terasol Technologies

Terasol's mission is to create apps that would help people learn and grow with tech. Every member of Terasol shares the same dream of working towards building apps that would not only create history but also give people the opportunity of experiencing tech they didn’t know could become an essential part of their lives.

24. the Design Agency

Brands that are looking for the right partner for their project shouldn’t hesitate to contact the Design Agency for an amazing idea! the Design Agency provides advertising, creative design, app development, video production, marketing, strategy, social media, business solutions, illustration, Android and iOS applications, eCommerce, e-shops, news portals, SEO, solutions for hotels, pharmacies, and insurance agencies, and more.

25. Tudip Technologies

Tudip Technologies is a value-driven Software Services company. Tudip is an extreme Agile (Sprint planning, Daily Standups and Sprint retrospectives) 250+ engineers company that has been helping clients with their MVP and product building needs across various platforms and domains.

Brands can view the best custom software development firms by price, expertise, rankings and more on Top Software Development Companies.    

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United Breast Cancer Foundation Announces 2nd Pennsylvania Tempur-Pedic® Mattress & Pink Bag Event®

United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) announces an additional Pennsylvania Tempur-Pedic® Mattress & Pink Bag Event® scheduled for Saturday, July 13th. UBCF is thrilled to return to the “City of Brotherly Love” to support additional women, men and children directly impacted by breast cancer. This second event was added after an overwhelming response to the Tempur-Pedic® Mattress & Pink Bag Event® scheduled for June 15th. News outlets 6 ABC Action News PhiladelphiaNortheast Times and WDEL 101.7ran pieces on the event and several stations plan to cover the event live this Saturday including 6 ABC Action News Philadelphia, NBC 10 Philadelphia and Fox 29 Philadelphia.

UBCF continues to partner with Good360 to provide Tempur-Pedic® mattresses at no cost to breast cancer patients and survivors. The trusted Tempur-Pedic® Mattress brand offers the comfort and support necessary to promote a good night’s sleep, something that is vitally important to the healing process and improving the quality of life for those touched by breast cancer. In addition to the Tempur-Pedic® mattresses, UBCF will provide Pink Bags filled with wonderful goodies such as clothing and personal care products from trusted name brands. UBCF anticipates distributing over .5 million in donated items to those in need. This event marks a special milestone for UBCF as the greatest valued event in their history.

The tight-knit Philadelphia and surrounding communities have responded with a resounding “YES” to attending UBCF’s Jun 15th event. UBCF never turns anyone away, therefore, to accommodate hundreds of applicants, UBCF will host a second event on Saturday, July 13th. UBCF will give away twin and queen size mattresses to male and female breast cancer patients, survivors and their children 18 or younger in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. UBCF extends sincere gratitude to Nikomed USA for generously donating their space for the additional event. An application (available online) must be submitted and approved in order to attend and receive items. Applicants do not have to reside in Pennsylvania – people are welcome to travel from surrounding states. For more information please contact 877-822-4287 x 726 or email

UBCF’s Executive Director, Ms. Stephanie Mastroianni shared, “My number one priority is to expand the reach and mission of UBCF in service of breast cancer patients and survivors. The overwhelming response and support from the Philadelphia breast cancer community has been truly heart-warming. UBCF’s team is stepping up to meet the needs of the City that Loves You Back. Thanks to the support of the media, we will be back in July to continue the work we started – we’ve got your back!”

The American Cancer Society estimates 12,070 Pennsylvanian women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year. Pennsylvania ranks 11th among the 50 states in the incidence of breast cancer among women, according to the CDC. Early detection is critical to surviving the disease. UBCF encourages women and men to know their bodies and learn the self-breast exam to help recognize any changes. Those in need of a breast screening can find assistance through UBCF’s Breast Screening Program – available to women and men of any age. The program covers all screening technologies including mammography, ultrasound, thermography and MRI.

About UBCF 
UBCF is committed to offering breast health and wellness services focused on cancer prevention, screening, treatment and overall wellness. UBCF’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer and carries it out through seven life-supporting patient and family programs available to women, men and families nation-wide. UBCF never denies services to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, income or medical insurance coverage. Tax-deductible contributions may be made towards UBCF’s programs. UBCF accepts vehicle and property donations as well. Combined Federal Campaign #77934.

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Heartly House Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Heartly House to be part of the Class of 2019-20. Heartly House has undergone a rigorous review process conducted by a team of 150+ local experts, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support.

This year the Catalogue celebrates its 17th anniversary: since its inception it has raised million for nonprofits in the region. It also offers trainings and neighborhood-based opportunities for collaboration. The network now includes 400+ vetted nonprofits working in the arts, education, environment, and human services sectors throughout Greater Washington.

“People want to get involved in their community—they want to make a difference, close to home. Based on our rigorous review process, we believe that Heartly House is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region,” says Matt Gayer, Director of Community and Nonprofit Development at the Catalogue for Philanthropy.

The Catalogue believes in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. And they believe in Heartly House to continue to further that positive change, working each day to lift up, strengthen, and enrich our local community.

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Wise Business Plans Proud to Now Offer Custom E-2 Business Planning Services

Entrepreneurs around the world are sharing and exchanging ideas, prototypes and processes with one another as digitization and interconnectivity bring international businesses together. Wise Business Plans is pleased to announce it now provides custom business plans, support and market research, along with a full slate of business-building services, to E2 treaty investors.

“The E2 visa program offers business visionaries in countries that already partner with the U.S. through treaties to expand and find success in the vast marketplace the American public provides,” said Joseph Ferriolo, Director of Wise. “We're so excited to offer individualized service and support as international entrepreneurs bring in a fresh wave of ideas.”

Ferriolo said helping business immigrants find their footing in the competitive markets that make up the U.S. business world is something Wise has years of experience doing.

"We support hard work, opportunity and people who want to help make our country and economy stronger," he said. "These individuals and the companies they form are careful to comply with the regulations and requirements of the E2 visa program, and we want to honor that respect for our government and systems by helping them find success in any way we can."

Wise Business Plans' custom-crafted E2 business plans are tailor-made to comply with all requirements of the E2 visa program. In addition, the plan can be used to showcase the unique strengths of the company as E2 entrepreneurs seek to acquire funding from investors, look to raise capital through venture capitalists, or work with private investors. All plans include market research and custom financials.

Design experts give every plan a one-of-a-kind, professional look, and each client is entitled to a free revision to ensure the plan is done right.

“To secure an E2 visa, your documentation and business plan must show how the company will fulfill the program’s requirements,” Ferriolo said. “Wise excels at this kind of research and planning. A Wise E2 visa business plan can help smooth your way through the visa process, so you can concentrate on building a business that will last and that will benefit the economy for decades to come."

Wise Business Plans (, staffed with professional MBA writers, researchers and financial experts, is a trusted partner for businesses across a broad spectrum of products and services. Our mission is to empower our clients to make the best possible business decisions, boost company performance and facilitate their funding success by laying the groundwork for strong businesses that excite, inspire and retain talented and exceptional employees.

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SecureMac Releases MacScan 3.2 Anti-Malware Security & Privacy Suite for MacOS

SecureMac has announced the latest version of their flagship macOS security app: MacScan 3.2. Company officials say that this release will deliver an important privacy improvement for the Safari browser, as well as providing users with some significant UI/UX enhancements.

The most notable change in MacScan 3.2 is that it now supports Full Disk Access in macOS 10.14 (Mojave), allowing users to clean Safari items using the app’s Internet Clutter Cleanup functionality. This should come as welcome news to the many Mojave users concerned about privacy issues caused by tracking cookies in Safari.

As SecureMac CEO Nicholas Raba remarked, “As the majority of Mac users are using Safari as their primary browser, MacScan 3.2 will fill a significant gap in their ability to protect themselves from unwanted tracking. By providing a fast and easy way to scan for privacy threats in Safari, MacScan will allow users to protect their privacy or even blacklist certain tracking cookies if they choose.”

The update comes as Apple itself is moving to take action on privacy issues in Safari. A new privacy standard for the browser, called “Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution”, was announced several weeks ago on the WebKit blog. Though still in beta, the end goal of PPACA is to prevent advertisers from tracking and collecting excessive data on users who click on online ads. However, the proposed standard is not expected to go live until the end of 2019. In the meantime, Safari users will likely continue to rely on apps like MacScan to protect their privacy.

In addition to addressing privacy issues in Safari, MacScan 3.2 also brings some UI/UX improvements, as well as a minor bug fix that will ensure scan logs display properly in all versions of macOS.

Lead Developer Nicholas Ptacek summed up the development process underlying the changes this way: “Computer security has traditionally been viewed as something complicated and scary, so one of our goals with MacScan 3 has been to make the process of securing your Mac as easy as possible for computer users of any skill level. To that end, we’ve worked hard to provide an intuitive user interface so that our customers can spend less time worrying about security and more time getting things done on their Macs.”

Because MacScan automatically checks for updates, licensed users of MacScan 3.1 will see the version 3.2 update when they launch the program. In addition, a DMG download of the latest version of the app will be made available on the SecureMac website.

As for the road ahead, SecureMac says they plan to continue working on updates and support for MacScan to make sure it’s ready for the Fall 2019 release of macOS 10.15 (Catalina), announced by Apple at last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference

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The Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC (“EMC”) announced today that it will produce a series of free “Virtual Seminars” for the retail energy industry.

New York, NY: The Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC (“EMC”) announced today that it will produce a series of free “Virtual Seminars” for the retail energy industry.


EMC will advertise them as “Cyber Tuesdays” online through its social media network, (using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook), at its conferences, as well as on its website and to its email list of approximately 15,000 retail energy professionals. 


EMC will send out links to the Virtual Seminars after the event takes place so that thousands of retail energy professionals can access the Virtual Seminars free of charge.


EMC will have the Virtual Seminars available on its website as a free and valuable educational tool for the industry.  


The purpose of the Virtual Seminars is to provide a valuable branding opportunity to the Virtual Seminar Sponsors as well as to educate the retail energy industry on a variety of important topics.


The Virtual Seminars will all take place on Tuesdays, hence the term “Cyber Tuesdays”.


“There are more than 100,000 retail energy professionals in the competitive energy industry. Our semi-annual conferences attract between 600 and 700 attendees each time.  Where are the other 99,000 professionals going for information, education, and inspiration?” said Jack Doueck, Co-Founder of the Energy Marketing Conferences. “EMC will now reach out to a much larger audience and provide people who aspire to have careers in retail energy with valuable information to help them innovate and succeed.”


The next Virtual Seminar will be 30 minutes and will take place on Tuesday June 25th at 11:00am EST and it is entitled “Boost Your CLTV (“Customer Lifetime Value”) using Machine Learning'. It is sponsored by TEG Analytics. The speaker will be Dr. Madalasa Venkataraman, the Chief Data Scientist.  The discussion will center around how retail energy providers can improve the lifetime value of their customers using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) and it promises to be an enjoyable and educational seminar. 

Who should attend: CEO’s, COO’s, CMO’s and CFO’s of retail energy suppliers should tune into this seminar.  “We are excited to team up with EMC to produce this valuable Virtual Seminar,” said Arvind Nagpal, Founder & CEO, TEG Analytics. “These are exciting times for retail energy professionals to drive profitable growth for their business using the power of AI and ML enabled decision support platform.”

“EMC will be crafting this program to appeal to all levels of retail energy companies including: CEO’s, CMO’s, COO’s, CFO’s as well as managers of divisions, retention managers, sales managers, channel partner managers, customer service personnel and IT professionals,” said Larry Leikin, Co-Founder of EMC. “This program is the first of its kind in the industry and we are excited to make it happen.”


Click HERE to register for FREE.


Log into to see a list of other planned Virtual Seminars that you can participate in free of charge from the comfort of your office or home.

The next Energy Marketing Conference will take place at the Midtown Hilton Hotel in New York City on September 12th 2019.  CLICK HERE to register for the largest retail energy event ever.


ABOUT Energy Marketing Conferences:

Energy Marketing Conferences

The mission of Energy Marketing Conferences LLC is to provide the competitive energy industry with exciting conferences in premium locations at extremely affordable prices. The goal of the conferences is to bring together hundreds of energy companies, utilities, marketers, vendors and suppliers in the competitive energy industry to network and learn more about our industry. EMC is the largest gathering of retail energy executives in North America and it takes place twice a year: Houston Texas in the Spring and New York City in the Fall.  The EMC Monthly e-Newsletter goes out to more than 15,000 retail energy executives each month with important articles written by industry professionals. The EMC Virtual Seminars are the newest program of EMC, designed to help educate the industry on a host of topics – free of charge.  Visit for more information.


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EnterWorks to Lead Panel on Data Excellence and AI at GS1 Connect 2019

EnterWorks, the leading provider of Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM) solutions, announced it will be attending GS1 Connect June 19-21, 2019 at the Gaylord Rockies in Denver, Colorado. The conference will feature 120 sessions, 170 speakers and more than 450 companies, including EnterWorks. Topics to be explored during the event include: Data Quality & Data Management, Supply Chain Innovation & Emerging Technologies, Inventory Accuracy, and more.

EnterWorks GM Rick Chavie headlines the panel on “How Data Excellence Enables AI Value Creation” along with Victor Chapela, CEO and Founder of the AI-enabled Suggestic personal nutrition platform and Steven Keith Platt, Director of Research and Adjunct Professor, and leader of the AI and Robotics Labs for the Retail Analytics Council (RAC) of Northwestern University. The panel is part of the Tech Conference Track within the Industry Track Sessions and will take place Wednesday, June 19 from 3-4pm in the Tech Theater. Learn more here.

The panel focus is on how effective AI and Machine Learning initiatives are underpinned by core data disciplines, areas such as governance, data quality, and business process excellence. A key theme for discussion is: “The better quality and greater precision in your data, the higher the likelihood that you can achieve sustainable value creation.” Hear from our panelists on how good data can help your company transform its AI/ML proof of concepts into a real success stories that produce a competitive advantage.

Additionally, EnterWorks will be providing demos and consultation on its Multi-Domain Experience Management (MxM) platform which takes data management out of back office and into the front office of demand generation with its seamless suite of MDM, PIM, and DAM at Booth #41 during the GS1 Connect 2019 conference. EnterWorks will also be featuring its customer Fender in a Fender® Guitar Giveaway (Value 9.99). Stop by for a chance to win a Fender® Stratocaster® Guitar! Learn more about the Fender and EnterWorks partnership here or watch a portion of an interview with Jon Varo of Fender here.

EnterWorks introduced its MxM platform earlier this year. EnterWorks now elevates MDM, PIM, and DAM capabilities in helping companies to drive revenue and margin uplift by enabling precise, contextual engagement of external and internal customers.

Booth #41 Demonstration 
Schedule a discussion and demonstration of MxM in action along with the underlying MDM, PIM and DAM components.

About EnterWorks®, a Winshuttle Company 
The EnterWorks Multi-Domain Master Experience Management (MxM) solution enables companies to acquire, master, manage, govern, and transform multi-domain experiences across their value chain into a competitive advantage for organizations of all sizes – from SMBs to global enterprises. Solutions offered include: Master Data Management, Product Information Management, Digital Asset Management, Golden Record Management, Data Stewardship, MDM Workflow & Business Process Enablement, Data Governance, Data Synchronization, Syndication & Integration, Digital Asset Management, Print Automation, and Self-Service Portals.

EnterWorks is highly ranked by various research analysts and used by industry leaders such as: Ariens, Big Rock Sports, CPO Commerce, Creative Converting, Darigold, Fender Musical Instruments, Guthy-Renker, Hearth & Home Technologies, HON Furniture, HP Hood, Interline Brands, Johnstone Supply, Mary Kay, Mercer, Orgill, Publishers Clearing House, Restoration Hardware, Strategic Market Alliance, US Foods, and W.B. Mason. Learn more at

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Preferred Health Insurance Solutions Provides An Important Regulatory Update for Individuals Who Purchased a Short Term Health Insurance Policy in Illinois

Many Illinois insureds who purchased a 6-month STM plan January 1, 2019, will see their policies expire at the end of June and need to look for a new insurance company to provide coverage for the next six months, due to the Illinois Short-Term, Limited-Duration Health Insurance Coverage Act(215 ILCS 190, Public Act 100-1180).

STM plans are not ACA Compliant. However, due to the high cost and high deductibles associated with Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant plans, along with the elimination of the federal tax penalty in 2019 for not having an ACA compliant plan, many healthy Illinoisans opted for a more affordable plan. While most Short Term Medical(STM) insurance plans do not cover pre-existing conditions and many such plans do not cover all of the 10 essential health benefits required under the ACA, such as wellness, mental illness, or maternity, STM insurance remains a much more affordable choice for individuals and families who are in relatively good health.

STM plans are an ideal health insurance solution for healthy individuals or families who may be: 
a.    Waiting for group coverage to begin; 
b.    Between jobs or laid off, including those who cannot afford the high cost of a COBRA plan; 
c.    Waiting for the next ACA Open Enrollment Period; 
d.    Young adults no longer covered under their parents’ plan; 
e.    Healthy individuals looking for an alternative to the costly ACA compliant marketplace plan; 
f.    Illinois policy holders who have had a 2019 STM policy for six months with their current insurance company and are looking to avoid a 60 day lapse in coverage.

Illinois Short-Term, Limited-Duration Health Insurance Coverage Act prohibits Illinois carriers from renewing or rewriting a six-month term STM policy, without a 60 day lapse in coverage. However, Preferred Health Insurance Solutions (PHIS) is available to work with individuals and their families to find replacement coverage, with a different carrier, without consumers having to wait the 60 days to reapply with their current insurance company. A lot could happen in those 60 days, and you want to make sure you have protection in the event of an unforeseen illness or accident.

PHIS will help consumers shop the market for the best health insurance plan options available to help meet your individual health and financial situation, so you avoid going 60 days without coverage. There are no fees for these services. PHIS urges consumers to talk with a licensed independent insurance agent to secure the best replacement coverage available. PHIS knows how critical it is that consumers have a full understanding of plan costs, possible network restrictions, exclusions, coverage options, and available deductibles. Although STM plans may not be a good fit for an individual with chronic health issues, it may be just the right plan for healthy individuals looking to save on the high cost of an ACA compliant plan. As a result of the new STM rules, a STM health insurance plan is an affordable way consumers can secure comprehensive health insurance.

Preferred Health Insurance Solutions: 
Headquartered in Bedford Park, Illinois, Preferred Health Insurance Solutions (PHIS) is a national health insurance firm that specializes in assisting individuals and families with their health insurance needs. Their dedicated Call Center consists of a team of multi-lingual, licensed and CMS certified health insurance professionals, who are trained to walk a client through the entire process of selecting and placing them with a health plan that bests meets their individual health needs, as well as responding to any questions they may have regarding their new health insurance policy. Contracted with National and Regional carriers across the country, PHIS has many health insurance plans to choose from. For more information and assistance in shopping for a plan, call 800-342-0631, or visit

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The Plant Gallery Named “Top Landscape Company 2019” by Readers of CityBusiness

Last week, New Orleans CityBusiness, the premier business publication of New Orleans, unveiled winners of their annual Reader Rankings awards, held at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The annual Reader Rankings issue surveys readers to find the best of the best in commercial services around the New Orleans area. Readers have a chance to vote in each of the 60-plus subcategories and choose their favorite companies that provide the best services to the city. Three winners are chosen in each subcategory, but only one company is named the overall winner. With the votes in, and the results announced, The Plant Gallery has been named the Top Landscape Company of 2019!

The Plant Gallery has been providing landscaping services to New Orleans for 28 years, largely focusing on plants that are in the New Orleans growing zone. They offer design, delivery, installation, irrigation and maintenance services. Their team consists of licensed architects and floral designers. In addition to landscaping, The Plant Gallery provides decorative arrangements for private events and special occasions such as weddings and holidays.

“We are so lucky to have such a wonderful, strong city to serve—and such great customers,” said Kenny Rabalais, owner of The Plant Gallery.

To learn more about The Plant Gallery and their landscaping services, those interested can visit or call The Plant Gallery at (504) 488-8887. Their Garden Center storefront is located at 9401 Airline Hwy in New Orleans, LA 70118.

The Plant Gallery is in its 28th year of serving New Orleans and provides customized interior and exterior landscaping to residents and businesses in the New Orleans area. They also provide floral arrangements for special occasions. Their Garden Center has a large selection of local plants, flowers, pots and gardening tools.

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Experlogix Recognized as a Finalist for the 2019 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Partner of the Year

Experlogix, Inc., a global leader in Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solutions, today announced it has been named a finalist in the 2019 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“I am tremendously proud of our entire organization,” said Christian Stepien, President, Experlogix, “as all departments across the company have contributed to our ability to provide the level of customer service and product innovation necessary to achieve this prestigious award. Experlogix is built on a 100% Microsoft technology stack, and together we continuously push the co-evolution of our products to deliver an unsurpassed customer experience.“

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,900 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. Experlogix was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales.

“It’s an honor to recognize finalists and winners of the Microsoft 2019 Partner of the Year Awards,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “These companies are successfully leading their industries, building intelligent solutions, addressing complex business challenges and making more possible for customers around the world. I’m honored to congratulate each winner and finalist.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.

The combination of Experlogix CPQ and Dynamics 365 empowers sales reps to quickly configure complex product and service proposals with ease. Using Experlogix visualization capabilities, reps can see product configuration changes on the fly to identify the right selection of options to fit customer requests. Margin calculations, discount approvals and bill-of-materials are streamlined to accelerate quote-to-manufacture applications.

About Experlogix 
Experlogix offers award winning CPQ solutions for Microsoft Dynamics providing a complete quote-to-order-to-manufacture experience across the enterprise. Experlogix empowers reps to deliver complex proposals consisting of thousands of potential product and pricing rules with the option to automate multi-level production orders when the business is won. Experlogix is recognized worldwide as a global leader in Configure, Price, Quote technology with hundreds of customers in a variety of industries, including Allegion, Analogic, Assa Abloy Hospitality, Jayco, Lexmark, Libbey, Malibu Boats, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift, Nikon Instruments UK, Okuma America Corporation, Otis Elevator, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Zurn Industries. For more information, visit

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Nomis Solutions Appoints Banking Executive to Lead Global Deposits Solution

Nomis Solutions, an innovative fintech company focused on ensuring on-going value creation for the world’s smartest financial institutions, has recently appointed Dustin Allen as senior director of global deposits solutions. Allen joins Nomis from Zions Bancorporation, a billion regional bank based in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was senior vice president of consumer and business deposits. In his new role, Dustin will be focused on helping financial institutions around the world enhance their deposit pricing and delivery.

“Deposits are the core of every bank or credit union’s franchise,” said Allen. “The financial institutions that can develop a disciplined and data-driven approach to deposit management will continue to outperform their peer institutions in both cost of funds management and in deposit share of wallet.”

The Nomis Deposits Platform solves for the whole deposit pricing process so that banks can optimize deposit performance through in-depth analytics, scalable real-time price execution, and fair and consistent salesforce behavior — every day and for every transaction. For deposit portfolios around the world, the Nomis Deposits Platform enables a more personalized, relevant, in-the-moment experience for banking customers and ensures ongoing value creation in today’s dynamic market.

“The capability that Nomis gives its clients in understanding their deposit portfolios and pricing deposits is exceptional. I’m looking forward to working with our clients to help them excel at pricing, delivering, and managing their deposits franchise,” Allen added.

The addition of Allen to the team is part of Nomis’ leadership role in enabling financial institutions to take a more scientific and technology-supported approach to asset and liability management, and thereby to better engage with their customers and build enduring, profitable relationships. To learn more about Nomis Deposit Solutions, request a complimentary assessment.

“I’m thrilled to have Dustin on board. His combination of deposits expertise, banking, and technology leadership is the perfect fit for Nomis. As a practitioner who’s been responsible for deposit performance at several banks, his experience will be directly relevant to our clients and our continued investment roadmap for our deposits platform,” said Frank Rohde, CEO of Nomis.

About Nomis Solutions 
Nomis is a fast-growing fintech and price optimization pioneer that is enabling the world’s smartest financial institutions to drive sustained, profitable growth through end-to-end customer-centric pricing capabilities. We do so through our market-leading, cloud-native Nomis Platform™ and team of experts, bringing together cutting-edge big data, machine learning, AI and mission-critical software with deep expertise in consumer behavior, pricing and the financial services industry. The Nomis Platform manages over .5 trillion in transaction volume, quotes a price every 60 milliseconds, empowers 14,000+ bankers, and generates nearly 0 million in value annually. To learn more, visit

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Veterans Charity Battling PTSD & Suicide Epidemic Celebrates National Training Center Grand Opening

Mighty Oaks Foundation, one of the leading veteran non-profit organizations, is announcing the grand opening of their National Training Center, a powerful tool in the battle against the tragic veteran and active duty suicide epidemic. Mighty Oaks' Warrior Programs addresses the core issues that so many of our service men and women battle daily, with their peer-to-peer recovery programs, and boasts one of the highest success rates in treating post traumatic stress.

The brand new headquarters and National Training Center in Murrieta, CA provides Mighty Oaks a dedicated space to more efficiently manage their organizational operations, expand awareness, grow their media platform, and train new program leaders. Their new facilities also provide conference and classrooms that can be reserved for local meetings, trainings, and facilitate regional Mighty Oaks Outpost meetings. Their goal for this new facility is to be able to increase their reach and capacity enabling Mighty Oaks to provide hope and healing to those who so desperately need it.

Mighty Oaks is hosting a grand opening event June 10th that will include a dedication address from Lt. Col. Allen West, and welcome well known military and media personalities to celebrate this exciting launch. This is a great opportunity to meet our leadership and local staff, and to find out how Mighty Oaks can serve as a resource for both regional and national efforts. The June 10th grand opening is by invite only, and they welcome the media to request guest list to cover the event.

Interview Opportunities: Limited interviews with Chad Robichaux will be available to press during the event. To request an interview or press guest list for the event to provide coverage, please contact Michael Cameron: michael(at)mightyoaksprograms(dot)org.

About Mighty Oaks Foundation: 
After 18 years in the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than half of the 2 million Veterans struggle with physical and mental health problems stemming from their service. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, every day in America, over twenty veterans commit suicide. The V.A. Hotline receives an average of 400 calls per day. 2018 marked the highest military active duty suicide rate in 10 years. At the same time, the divorce rate among active military personnel and returning Veterans is staggering, impacting Veterans, as well as their families. Many combat vets are unable to reintegrate back into civilian life leaving their families to work through the aftermath.

To date we have had over 2,500 graduates of our Legacy Programs. That's over 2,500 military personnel, veterans, spouses, and first responders that have hope, healing and renewed purpose. Additionally, we have reached over 100,000 men and women at Resiliency events around the world and handed out over 80,000 copies of our books. Our Resiliency events are focused on providing resources and tools for our Warriors so that they are properly equipped to face the many challenges of combat and life.

We are proud to offer our programs at NO COST to all attendees! That also includes travel to and from one of our four program locations throughout the country.

The Mighty Oaks Foundation is committed to serving the brokenhearted by providing a series of intensive peer-based recovery programs, outpost meetings, and speaking events. Our Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs hosts such Men, Women, and Marriage Advance Programs at multiple locations nationwide. The Warriors who attend are fully sponsored for training, meals, and lodging needs to ensure that upon arrival to the ranch, each Warrior is focused solely on his or her recovery and identifying purpose moving forward. To contribute or for more information please visit:

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OCR Canada Ltd. Announces Recent Acquisition of Multisource Group Corporation

Under the Barcodes Group, OCR Canada has achieved strong growth, continuing to be Canada's leading provider of supply chain automation solutions. With a strategy to serve the entire Canadian Market, executive management is confident this acquisition will enable OCR Canada to provide the best solutions and services available, nationwide.

Don Hartwick, President of Multisource Group Corporation, stated "Multisource Group is very pleased to announce that we have been acquired by OCR Canada, the largest and fastest growing company in our industry. Ensuring our western customers would continue to be served by our existing Multisource team members was paramount when considering acquisition partners. We also wanted our customers to have access to broader products and professional services offerings for both inside-the-four-walls and mobile solutions needs. Fortunately, OCR Canada offers a wide product and service set including wireless networking, repair, staging and system engineering AND the existing Multisource team located in Calgary will continue to serve our local customers. I am confident OCR will provide our customers with the high-touch service they have always associated with Multisource as well as OCR's broader product and support offerings."

Dan Nettesheim, President & CEO of Barcodes Group, the parent company of OCR Canada, added, "We're excited to finalize the acquisition of Multisource as it solidifies OCR Canada's presence in Western Canada. Having a facility located in Calgary, along with a great team, enables OCR to better serve both our national customers with western locations as well as continuing to service Multisource's valued customers."

About Multisource Group Corporation: 
Multisource Group is a Western Canada based company providing end-to-end barcode and RFID data collection solutions. Having serviced Western Canada for over 18 years, providing automatic data collection (ADC) applications, rugged mobile handheld devices, industrial and hazardous location tablets and label printing systems.

Our focus is to provide cost-effective solutions, from installation to on-going service and support. Through implementation of ADC solutions, we can significantly improve our customer's ability to collect and provide accurate information. Within Multisource Group is the necessary knowledge and expertise to successfully implement and integrate barcode and RFID solutions within our customers' existing supply chain systems.

About OCR Canada: 
OCR Canada carries over 38 years of trusted industry experience, as Canada's largest reseller, more companies turn to OCR for automated identification data capture (AIDC) solutions than to any other Canadian organization. Trusted advisors to more than 8,000 customers around the globe, OCR Canada has a proven track record of innovative achievements in the data collection industry and has received hundreds of awards; each award underscores OCR's reputation for streamlining their customers' processes and ensuring their competitive advantage.

With each purchase or installation of barcode, RFID, and wireless infrastructure equipment, OCR Canada offers customers the highest level of services: consultation, analysis, re-engineering, and implementation.

As a premier partner with the leading global manufacturers in barcoding, RFID, printing, and mobile computing, OCR Canada provides quality products and software to meet customer needs for any application, as well as offering award-winning engineering and repair services.

About Barcodes Group: 
Barcodes group, parent company of Barcodes, Inc. and OCR Canada, Ltd., headquartered in Chicago, IL and with corporate offices across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, is a leading information technology solution provider with more than a 25-year history of providing products and services to automate businesses. The Company's data capture products, which include barcoding, RFID, mobile, people identification, and wireless networking devices, and integration and managed services enable customers to improve productivity and profitability in their businesses. Barcodes has partnered with Odyssey Investment Partners to leverage their private equity capital and experience to drive strategic growth.

Posted in: Automotive,Services,Technology

International Travel Security Experts, IMG GlobalSecur, Announces Post on Travel Safety Apps for Ride Sharing

IMG GlobalSecur, a leading international corporate security consulting firm at, is proud to announce a new blog post on the use of travel safety apps as persons use ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft when traveling abroad. Ride-sharing in a foreign country is particularly dangerous, as tourists are notoriously vulnerable to theft and crime.

In addition, the post recommends that interested persons check out the FoneTrac travel safety app at The app is an award-winning solution that connects to a back-end service (GlobalSecur at that offers real-time, and real-person assistance to travelers. With global reach, the app is an ideal complement to any plans to travel abroad, whether for business or pleasure.

"Ride-sharing apps provide a useful service in many cities and are generally very safe," explained Chris Hagon, CEO of IMG GlobalSecur. "However, when one travels abroad as a tourist one is vulnerable, because one tends to stick out a bit like a sore thumb, and so a travel safety app can provide additional security."

Interested persons can read the full post at Persons who would like to know more, including bloggers and journalists, are encouraged to reach out for a consultation via the website. The principals at IMG GlobalSecur are recognized international travel security experts and have been interviewed by popular media, including the New York Times.


Here is background on this release. Ride-sharing apps like Uber ( and Lyft ( are popular not just here in the United States but in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, China, and Canada. Both business and pleasure travelers enjoy the convenience of these apps when they travel in a foreign country as the apps make hailing a taxi simple, even if one does not speak the local language. In addition, the security of the apps - while imperfect - is useful, as the app generally knows both passenger and driver. That said, tourists are vulnerable to fraud and can be picked up by a nefarious driver who isn't actually a verified driver of one of the services. Alternatively, being in a foreign city is always a challenge, and tourists always make "good" targets for criminals. Downloading and installing a travel security app, as the post explains, is a good step towards increasing one's travel security.


Incident Management Group is a leading international security consulting firm. Corporate or business organizations concerned about their need for robust travel security solutions can reach out to the IMG Group for assistance. The company’s experts provide services such as executive, employee, VIP, and expatriate travel security, workplace safety, duty of care management, risk and threat assessments, workplace violence prevention, crisis management planning, and more.

Tel. (877) 887-9914 

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Key Housing Announces Focus on San Diego Serviced Apartments for Featured SoCal Complex

Key Housing, the leader in helping Europeans and Brits to locate hard-to-find furnished apartments in Southern California including San Diego, is proud to announce a renewed focus on so-called "serviced apartments" as it selects it prestigious featured property for June, 2019. The designee for the first month of summer is the "Avalon Fashion Valley," of San Diego, an apartment complex that offers fully furnished, short term rentals to busy business and leisure travelers who are coming to Southern California and San Diego county.

“Any time is a great time to comes to Southern California in general and San Diego in particular for business or pleasure as there is so much to see and do,” explained Robert Lee, President of Key Housing. “Europeans and Brits, however, may be befuddled in their search for so-called 'serviced apartments' in San Diego, as Americans refer to these as furnished apartments or short-term listings. By designating a complex that speaks their language, so to speak, we're highlighting a complex that caters to Europeans and Brits who are coming to San Diego, California.”

Interested persons can view the newly chosen listing at It should be noted that "Avalon Fashion Valley" is one of the most sought-after addresses in San Diego's Mission Valley neighborhood. These luxury San Diego apartments boast new one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans designed to be a perfect fit for anyone's lifestyle. Spacious and open floor plan features plenty of room to entertain or relax, and a plethora of features from a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and pecan finish cabinetry to extra-large walk-in closets to accommodate the latest shopping spree. Also included are electrical heating and central air conditioning, crown molding and a full-size washer and dryer in each home. Some of the signature community amenities include a spectacular sparkling outdoor pool and lounge with fireplace, barbecue area, lush courtyards, a state of the art fitness center and resident lounge with a full game room. This community has the laid back California atmosphere Europeans and Brits crave, but is also near the best of everything to make it easy-to-understand why this complex garnered the prestigious SoCal featured listing for June, 2019.


Here is background on this release. British and European citizens who'd like to prepare on the in's and out's of finding hard-to-find short term, corporate, and serviced apartments in San Diego are encouraged to check out the company's lively blog and specifically the new posts on San Diego at Key Housing works hard to disseminate information for persons looking for short term housing via the blog. And, finally, persons who are ready to engage with a consultant to find their dream serviced apartment can visit the master San Diego rentals page at In summary, Europeans and British citizens may not realize a) just how difficult the SoCal rental market is, b) how Americans do not use the term "serviced apartment," favoring instead terms like "short term rentals" or "furnished apartments, and c) how helpful it is to have "boots on the ground" in terms of California's #1 short term housing service, Key Housing.


Based in Folsom, California, Key Housing Connections Inc. specializes in corporate housing and serviced apartments in large cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles or San Diego as well as smaller cities like Fresno, Burbank, and Carlsbad. Key Housing is a leader in affordable, friendly, short-term and corporate housing in places like Bakersfield, Encinitas, Hermosa Beach, and just about every city in California. Whether it's a San Diego serviced apartment or a San Francisco furnished rental, just search, click or call today!

Key Housing 
(800) 989-0410

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Vitality C60 - A Natural Answer to Arthritis

52-year-old man finds relief from his degenerative arthritis in only two weeks after taking a daily dose of C60 oil. C60, also commonly known as fullerene, was discovered almost 40 years ago, but it was not until recently that healthcare professionals began to discover the incredible healing powers it has on the human body.

Derek Lepage of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan claims that the symptoms of his arthritis began to weaken after only one week of usage, “I’ve had a lot of pain in my knees, toes and shoulders for as long as I can remember, but after only a week of using C60 I started noticing that my pain was decreasing, and in two weeks it was completely gone.”

C60 is considered to be a ‘free radical sponge’ and relieves people from the symptoms of arthritis by absorbing the free radicals and encouraging the regeneration of new, healthy cells. Free radicals induced oxidative stress is a leading cause of the inflammation that creates the pain and discomfort of arthritis.

Since beginning his journey with C60, Lepage has decreased his dosage of pharmaceutical pain medication and has been able to return to his old workout routine that was otherwise impossible before being introduced to C60. He recommends to anyone currently suffering from arthritis to consider C60 oil as an alternative solution to pain management, “After suffering for over 10 years I thought I’d never find relief from the chronic pain I was experiencing,” says Lepage, “C60 oil changed my life.”


About Allure Imports: Headquartered in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Allure Imports is a distribution company who sources innovative and unique products around the globe to make them available for purchase within the North American market. Through careful consideration and deliberation, Allure Imports chooses only the highest quality products to distribute to customers across the continent. The most recent addition to their product line includes a C60 oil called VitalityC60, the latest breakthrough within the wellness industry that is considered to be the most effective longevity and anti-ageing solution ever discovered

Kassandra Chiarello 
Public Relations Associate 
(519) 500-7432

Posted in: Marketing & Sales,Services,U.S

Allergy Standards Win the 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Award

Allergy Standards was shortlisted for this award in the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) category along with two other Irish companies, Avectas and Vocavio
The awards were jointly presented by the Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland.

The winner of the award was announced during the Annual Dinner of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland, on Friday 17th, 2019. The ceremony took place in the Clayton hotel, Burlington Road in Dublin, in the presence of former Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny T.D.

The US-Ireland Research Innovation Award recognizes outstanding Irish companies for their exemplary ideas underpinned by innovative research that have both a strong social and economic impact. Allergy Standards was awarded for its innovation: the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program. The Certification Program is a unique partnership between an international standards body, founded and based in Ireland, Allergy Standards, and the largest US patient advocacy group for asthma and allergies, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

“The world-class level of innovation happening right here, right now is remarkable. Irish-US collaborations and partnerships such as the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program has moved Ireland up the value chain to provide high quality products, services and solutions for customers around the world. The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards demonstrate that Ireland now stands at the leading edge of competitive innovation, we must ensure it stays there.” said Mark Gently, President of the American Chamber of Commerce.

Allergy Standards’ team is honored to have won the award as it highlights ASL’s innovation journey and recognizes its international scientific expertise.

“Receiving this award validates the work that we have done over the past 10 years in Indoor Air Quality to improve the lives of those impacted by asthma and allergies. Some of the world’s leading manufacturers, such as LG, Dyson, Procter & Gamble, 3M and De’Longhi have certified a large variety of their products providing a whole of home offering of healthier products to their customers” said John Ryan, Allergy Standards’ Chief Strategy Officer.

The US-Ireland Research Innovation Award are sponsored by KPMG and Ulster Bank with media partner The Irish Times.

Click here to see the video about Allergy Standards for the US-Ireland Research Innovation Award.

On the photo from left to right: Mark Redmond, CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland; Eddie Cullen, Managing Director, Commercial Banking Division, Ulster Bank; Dr John Ryan, Chief Strategy Officer, Allergy Standards; Dave Morrissey, Chief Innovation Officer, Allergy Standards; Jennifer Whelan, Head of Operations, Allergy Standards; Dr John McKeon, Chief Executive Officer, Allergy Standards; Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny; Mark Gantly, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland.

About Allergy Standards 
Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) mantra is design thinking and an innovation for healthier indoor air for the allergy aware consumer. As an independent, international standards company, it creates meaningful scientific criteria to test a wide range of products and services to determine their impact on improving indoor air quality. ASL’s intellectual property portfolio includes unique testing protocols and suitability specifications for products to be CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®. ASL’s mission is to improves lives by empowering people create the healthiest possible indoor environment through science, education and innovation.

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Advocado Named a May 2019 "Cool Vendor" in Advertising by Gartner

Advocado, the SaaS company transforming linear TV advertising into a real-time bidding trigger for search & digital advertising, announced that it has been named a “Cool Vendor” in the May 6, 2019, report titled, “ Cool Vendors in Advertising, 2019” by Andrew Frank, Eric Schmitt, and Jason McNeillis at Gartner, Inc. The report evaluates interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services in the advertising space. Gartner’s report points out, “As advertisers, marketing leaders have traditionally faced a trade-off between measurable performance and longer-term brand impact of ads. Advertising technology innovators are overcoming this trade-off with new methods for delivery and measurement of ads across digital and traditional channels.” The report also provides key findings on advertising including the following:    


  • “Marketers’ adoption of advertising technology has accelerated dramatically over the past two years as they seek to insource many technology evaluation capabilities formerly delegated to agencies.
  • Advertisers face continuing challenges in rationalizing their media investments across a fragmented landscape of digital and nondigital channels. The goal of connecting investments and results across walled gardens and between TV and digital video remains elusive.”        

“We feel that it is a unique honor to be named a Gartner ‘Cool Vendor,’ especially as a startup with a recently launched product,” said Brian Handrigan, Co-Founder and CEO of Advocado. “With 94% of us watching television with a connected smartphone within reach and 70% of us admitting to using that device to learn more when an advertisement on television captures our attention, now is the time for advertisers to capture these valuable intent-rich micro-moments. Watching our customers, increase website visitors, leads and sales by as much as 400% is extremely gratifying. We believe this designation validates our commitment to explore and transform the intersection of technology and communication while delivering better, more relevant, experiences for both advertisers and audiences.”

For more information visit our website

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Advocado helps brands quantify and increase the impact of their advertising by transforming broadcast TV ads into real-time bidding triggers for search advertising and performance-based media that works alongside their existing digital campaigns. Our platform helps advertisers reach a trifecta: increased campaign effectiveness, enhanced ROI, and accurate cross-channel attribution measurement. For more information, please visit

Media Contact: 
Jaime McLiverty 
Marketing Manager 

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KnowBe4 Acquires CLTRe; Shines Spotlight on Security Culture Measurement

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training (SAT) and simulated phishing platform, today announced the acquisition of CLTRe —pronounced “Culture”— a Norwegian company focused on helping organizations assess, build, maintain and measure a strong security posture. CLTRe will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of KnowBe4, and service customers globally. CLTRe’s Toolkit and Security Culture Framework will be available to all KnowBe4 customers later this year.

According to The 2018 Cybersecurity Culture Report, 95 percent of organizations see a gap between their current and desired organizational cybersecurity culture. With 94 percent of malware being delivered via email (2019 DBIR), it’s clear that working with users to minimize cyber risk and improve security culture is key.

The 2018 Security Culture Report shows the value of being able to measure culture, helping organizations to demonstrate the effectiveness of their organizational security controls, as required by GDPR, CCPA and other regulations. Interestingly, the finance industry demonstrated an overall healthy improvement in culture from 2017 while the real estate industry showed a decline.

CLTRe created the CLTRe Toolkit and the Security Culture Framework, which work in tandem to help organizations gather evidence about their current security culture and how it changes over time. The acquisition of CLTRe is advantageous for both KnowBe4 and CLTRe clients; KnowBe4 users will gain access to a research-driven measurement platform to show how their security culture program matures over time. And CLTRe clients will be introduced to the industry’s most progressive and easiest-to-use SAT and simulated phishing platform to help educate users and change their behavior.

CLTRe measures the seven dimensions of security culture: behavior, responsibilities, cognition, norms, compliance, communication and attitudes.

Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4 
“Today’s announcement brings KnowBe4 very valuable tools to help our customers measure what matters – their security culture – so they can make decisions about how to improve. We’re excited to welcome Kai and the CLTRe team to the KnowBe4 family and to enhance our European presence while supporting more global customers.”

Kai Roer, CEO, CLTRe 
“KnowBe4 is a leader in innovation and has a wonderful track record for growing quickly but with a very specific focus on improving security at the human-level. This is a natural fit for our evidence-based analytics and measurement tools, as KnowBe4 customers will now be able to measure their security cultures, benchmark against their industry sectors, and pinpoint exactly what kind of security culture they have. With KnowBe4 and CLTRe, organizations can gain true insight into their security culture, improve their security with pinpoint accuracy, report their progress to their board of directors, and educate their users to make smarter security decisions.”

Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist & Strategy Officer, KnowBe4 
“From my former life as a Gartner analyst, I have a strong appreciation for evidence over opinion, which is what CLTRe gives to its clients in the form of a data-driven examination of their security culture. To change user behavior and address awareness, we have to understand and change security culture. CLTRe gives organizations the tools to understand where they are today so they can get to where they want to go tomorrow.”

Espen Otterstad, CISO at Abax (CLTRe customer) 
“Our work with CLTRe has been important to helping us gauge the maturity of our security culture over time. Now that CLTRe is part of KnowBe4, we have a very real way to advance the maturity of our program and test the knowledge of our user’s understanding via KnowBe4’s fresh content, engaging trainings and simulated phishing tests. The combination of CLTRe and KnowBe4 means that we can improve security within our organization through training and phishing tests, and manage our security culture program while proving ROI.”

About KnowBe4 
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 25,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cyber security specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.

Number 96 on the list Inc. 500 of 2018, number 34 on 2018’s Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, and 2nd place in Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500, KnowBe4 is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, with offices in Brazil, England, the Netherlands, Germany, South Africa and Singapore.

About CLTRe 
CLTRe was established in 2015 to accurately answer the question, how do you measure security culture? Pooling the knowledge and experience of its co-founders and a wider team of experts together, CLTRe provides effective and easy-to-use tools that use proven social scientific methods and principles to provide evidence-based results and enables organizations to assess, build and improve their security culture. CLTRe’s software offering is aptly named the Security Culture Toolkit.

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PracticeLink Magazine to Sponsor PracticeLink Live! Houston – A Free Physician Career Fair May 23, 2019

According to ACGME, the state of Texas has the third-largest number of residents with more than 7,207 residents and 1,754 fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. The 290 specialty programs and 403 subspecialty programs rank Texas third-largest in the nation. Houston area institutions, such as Texas Association of Community Health Centers and Texas Health Huguley will exhibit at the career fair alongside other regional and national organizations.

Both the career fair and seminar are open to residents and fellows as well as practicing physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The casual, family-friendly environment provides a chance for physicians and advanced practitioners to connect with recruiters and find the best fit for their first, or next practice. Premium food and drinks, along with parking, are available at no charge. Pre-register for the event to receive a eGift Card at the door.

Seven hiring organizations with local job opportunities as well as organizations specifically seeking physicians for regional and nationwide opportunities will take part in the event. Featured organization, Charleston Area Medical Center, will be in attendance. Visit our website for a complete list of participating organizations.

PracticeLink Live! Houston takes place at Houston Marriott Medical Center on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The career fair begins at 5:00 p.m. and continues until 8:00 p.m. The optional job-search seminar begins at 6:30 p.m.

Visit our website for more information or to register for this free event. For specific questions, contact Sarah Griffin at Sarah.Griffin(at)PracticeLink(dot)com or call 800-776-8383.

About PracticeLink: is the most widely used online physician job bank. More than 20,000 physicians and advanced practitioners register with each year in their search for a new job with thousands more searching the Job Bank confidentially when looking for a new practice. Over 1,000 recruiters, representing more than 5,000 health care facilities nationwide, use PracticeLink to recruit physicians and other health care providers.

About PracticeLink Magazine: 
PracticeLink Magazine is a free, award-winning, career advancement publication that reaches over 80,000 residents, fellows and job-seeking physicians. PracticeLink Magazine is owned and operated by PracticeLink.

PracticeLink is headquartered in Hinton, W.Va., with a second office in St. Louis, Mo.

Posted in: Business,Services,U.S

Empire Heating and Air Conditioning, an Atlanta HVAC Company, Celebrates its 34th Anniversary

Empire Heating and Air Conditioning proudly celebrates the company’s 34th Anniversary since its founding in 1985. Martin and Gila Hoover started Empire in the “old Austin Carwash” building in downtown Decatur moving to the current location at 783 DeKalb Industrial Boulevard in 1990.

Empire enjoyed great growth serving the “In The Perimeter” homes and businesses for many years primarily by recommendations to friends and family. In 2001 Empire began expanding their service territory north and east. Empire heating and air conditioning’s service territory now includes the majority of DeKalb, Fulton, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties.

“Empire was founded on simple core principles to treat our customers as we would like to be treated, to deliver superior service by skilled tradespeople and provide fair up front simple pricing,” states Gila Hoover.

Founded on honesty and character, the company still holds true to these principles.

Empire Heating and Air Conditioning is known for their fast, friendly, and professional services and works daily to do so. In trying to better meet this goal, the company has made some changes to their website featuring new images and a more user-friendly site navigation. Many services are now categorized under Air Conditioning or Heating so users can easily find the service they need.

In addition to the company’s 34th Anniversary, the Empire Team is celebrating the recognition of several new awards, including the 2018 Intown Readers’ Choice Award and their 14th consecutive year receiving the Angie’s List Super Service Award.

“The one thing that sets us apart is our people. We have an awesome team of technicians, installers, dispatchers, managers and associates that work hard to do what it takes to get the job done. Our senior technicians are NATE certified, and many are also NCI and DET certified to deliver the best possible service,” exclaims Hoover.

Empire holds Georgia licenses for Electrical, Conditioned Air and Plumbing along with many certifications.

As a leading heating and air company in Atlanta, Empire Heating and Air Conditioning provides 15 different specialized services ranging from equipment replacement to indoor air quality testing and ductless split air conditioning and heat pumps. The company is an active member of multiple top-level associations, such as Air Conditioning Contractors of America, Conditioned Air Association of Georgia, PHCC, and more.

“Gila and I would like to take a moment and thank our customers for their continued support over the years,” states Martin Hoover, Empire Heating and Air Conditioning owner. “Whether we worked together just once or multiple times, every customer is important to us and has helped us reach this special milestone.”

“We always try to make our services affordable, as we understand sometimes heating or air issues arise at the most inconvenient times,” Hoover says.

On the website, viewers can find several HVAC coupons and financing options. The company is currently running specials for an Air Conditioning Tune Up and well as several rebate and special financing offers for Daikin and American Standard heating and cooling products.

For more information on Empire Heating and Air Conditioning or their HVAC services, visit or call 404-294-0900.

Posted in: Automotive,Services,U.S

Planet DDS Selected as One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces

Planet DDS, the company behind industry-leading Denticon cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s best workplaces.

Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list compiles the results of a broad nationwide survey to identify those companies that have created exceptional workplaces displaying vibrant culture, deep employee engagement, and strong benefits. From a field of 2,000 finalists, Inc. Magazine selected 346 winners of this distinction in 2019.

As part of the evaluation process, each finalist submitted to a company-wide employee survey, the results of which helped form a composite score. This year, an average of 74.2% of all surveyed employees across all companies stated that they were engaged by their work. Planet DDS scored 94.8% on this key measure.

According to Inc. Magazine, the strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity.

"With today's tight labor market, building a great corporate culture is more important than ever,” said Inc. Magazine Editor-in-Chief James Ledbetter. “The companies on Inc.'s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from."

Eric Giesecke, Planet DDS CEO, noted, “We recognize that some of our most important stakeholders are our employees. If employees are engaged, they will do great work for our customers, who will in turn help us grow our business and achieve strong financial results.”

Denticon by Planet DDS is the only proven, time-tested software offering that was built from the ground up for multi-location groups in the cloud. Denticon allows dental organizations to break free from the constraints of desktop software with a comprehensive solution that includes the tools needed to standardize, centralize, and grow. All while reducing IT cost and enhancing security. Learn more about Denticon at

Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of Advertising Age’s “A-List” in January 2015, and a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012, Inc. has a monthly audience reach that’s grown from two million in 2010 to more than 20 million today. For more information, visit 

Posted in: Services,U.S

CMBS Special Servicing Rate Climbs for the First Time in Nearly a Year

Trepp, LLC, a leading provider of information, analytics, and technology to the structured finance, commercial real estate, and banking markets, has released its April 2019 CMBS Special Servicing Report. The full report can be accessed here:

The Trepp CMBS Special Servicing Rate rose by 11 basis points to 3.53% in April, which is the reading’s first month-over-month increase since July 2018. While special servicing rates for all five major property types climbed last month, the retail sector featured the greatest month-over-month change. Despite April’s increase, the rate has fallen 115 basis points year over year.

“The special servicing rate increased for the first time in almost a year thanks to 0.2 million in newly transferred loans,” said Joe McBride, Trepp’s Director of Research & Applied Data. “Retail properties made up the majority of those transfers, led by the Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, New York. The mall backs a 0 million single-asset CMBS deal that was issued in 2014. Defaults in single-asset CMBS deals are very rare, so we will be keeping our eye on the Destiny mall going forward.” 
Special servicing readings for all five major property segments increased last month, but no increase was larger than that of the retail sector. The retail special servicing rate surged 24 basis points to 5.73% in April. Although the lodging segment is still the best performing major property type, it incurred the month’s second-greatest jump, rising nine basis points to 2.25%. Lodging loans in CMBS 1.0 featured a very sharp incline in servicing transfers, as that segment’s reading soared by more than 1,000 basis points.

The percentage of post-crisis, or CMBS 2.0+, debt that was in special servicing last month rose 16 basis points to 1.27%. Retail and multifamily servicing events pushed the overall 2.0+ rate higher, as those property type rates climbed 47 and 16 basis points, respectively, last month. The CMBS 1.0 special servicing rate, which looks at any loans issued before the 2008 financial crisis, surged 167 basis points to 50.05% in April.

For additional details, such as monthly rate changes for all major property types, download the April 2019 CMBS Special Servicing Report: For daily CMBS commentary, follow @TreppWire on Twitter.

About Trepp 
Trepp, LLC, founded in 1979, is the leading provider of information, analytics, and technology to the CMBS, commercial real estate, and banking markets. Trepp provides primary and secondary market participants with the web-based tools and insight they need to increase their operational efficiencies, information transparency, and investment performance. From its offices in New York, San Francisco, and London, Trepp serves its clients with products and services to support trading, research, risk management, surveillance, and portfolio management. Trepp is wholly-owned by Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT). For more information, visit

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Johannes N. van den Anker, MD, PhD, Prominent Neonatal and Pediatric Clinical Pharmacologist, Joins NDA Partners

NDA Partners Chairman Carl Peck, MD, announced today that Johannes N. van den Anker, MD, PhD, a prominent neonatal and pediatric clinical pharmacologist and expert in pediatric and neonatal clinical trials and therapies, has joined the firm as an Expert Consultant.

Dr. van den Anker is Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Experimental Therapeutics, the Evan and Cindy Jones Chair in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, and serves as Director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Children’s National Medical Center (Washington, DC). He is Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology & Physiology, and Genomics and Precision Medicine at The George Washington University (Washington, DC). He is also the Eckenstein-Geigy Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Pharmacology and Department Chair of Pediatric Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics, University Children’s Hospital (Basel, Switzerland), and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD), and Adjunct Faculty, Intensive Care and Department of Surgery, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital (Rotterdam, the Netherlands). In addition to his research positions, Dr. van den Anker serves as the part-time Chief Medical Officer of ReveraGen BioPharma.

Dr. van den Anker formerly served as Director, Division of Neonatology at Sophia Children’s Hospital and as Director, Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Toxicology, at Columbus Children’s Hospital (Columbus, Ohio).

“Dr. van den Anker’s extensive knowledge of pediatric and neonatal clinical pharmacology and expertise in pediatric and neonatal therapies and clinical trials makes him an outstanding resource for assisting our clients in the design and implementation of their pediatric development programs,” said Dr. Peck. “We are delighted that he has joined NDA Partners team of Expert Consultants.”

Dr. van den Anker received his medical degree and Doctorate in Pharmacology from Erasmus University Rotterdam in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He completed his residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Neonatology at Sophia Children’s Hospital in the Netherlands.

About NDA Partners 
NDA Partners is a life sciences management consulting and contract development organization (CDO) focused on providing product development and regulatory services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries worldwide. The highly experienced Principals and Premier Experts of NDA Partners include three former FDA Center Directors; the former Chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK; the former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Science Officer at the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP); an international team of more than 100 former pharmaceutical industry and regulatory agency senior executives; and an extensive roster of highly proficient experts in specialized areas including nonclinical development, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, CMC, medical device design control and quality systems, clinical development, regulatory submissions, and development program management. Services include product development and regulatory strategy, expert consulting, high-impact project teams, and contract management of client product development programs.

Earle Martin, Chief Executive Officer 
Office: 540-738-2550 

Posted in: Services,U.S

ICS Set to Embark on the Second Phase at Franklin and Marshall College

Following successful completion of the initial grind on the lower level of the new Sarah and Benjamin Winters Visionary Arts Building, Industrial Caulk & Seal is slated to begin extensive architectural grinding and polishing on the upper floors in the innovative new building on the historic Franklin and Marshall campus.

The Sarah and Benjamin Winters Visionary Arts building replaces the Herman Arts Center and epitomizes the latest and greatest in advanced architectural design at F & M. The building boasts a unique silhouette, and the main body of the structure is raised and framed in glass to offer views both under and through to Bachman Park and the surrounding Arts Quad.

Franklin and Marshall has made a commitment to LEED green building design and sustainability, and the new Visionary Arts building is no exception. The commitment to LEED Silver status led the architect to include polished concrete as the floor finish of choice. Through extensive sampling the general contractor, Poole Anderson, selected Industrial Caulk and Seal as the subcontractor to handle the demands associated with this high-profile project.

As an award-winning concrete polishing contractor, Industrial Caulk and Seal is often the contractor of choice for demanding and unique structures throughout the Mid-Atlantic and North East. Upon completion, the Sarah and Benjamin Winters Visionary Arts Building will be the latest addition to the extensive resume for ICS that features the finest architecture of today’s day and age.

About Industrial Caulk & Seal: ICS is a nationally recognized commercial contractor serving the Mid-Atlantic and North East. Founded in 2001, ICS has worked aggressively to set the industry standard in commercial concrete polishing, commercial caulking and semi-rigid joint fillers, commercial flooring and coatings, and comprehensive floor repair and restoration. Please visit for additional information.

Posted in: Services,U.S

Single Digits Acquires The High-Speed Internet Access Division of Resolute Partners

Single Digits, Inc. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the guest Wi-Fi business of Resolute Partners. As part of the acquisition, Single Digits will now provide High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA) to approximately 100 additional locations in the hospitality, Multi-Dwelling Units (MDU) healthcare, and government sectors throughout the US. Additionally, the former Summit Technology team and Burlington, VT office will join the Single Digits family.

Single Digits is excited to welcome the newly acquired customers onto the Broadband Authentication Platform (BAP), the company’s award-winning software platform, which will provide each account with additional flexibility and a suite of advanced guest management features and functionality. Additionally, all customer locations will now be supported by more than 200 technicians located in its bi-coastal 24x7x365 Network Operations Center.

“The acquisition of the guest Wi-Fi business of Resolute Partners will add new large hotel and government customers to the Single Digits’ family,” says Steve Singlar, President and CEO of Single Digits. “We are committed to providing a seamless transition and an outstanding customer experience for these new customers. We’re also pleased and excited that key members of the Resolute Partners team will join Single Digits, bringing new talent and expertise.”

"We’re excited to have closed this transaction with Single Digits, which is a truly extraordinary company. Single Digits really understands our customers’ needs and we are confident that they will provide the same outstanding level of service that our customers have enjoyed,” says Michael Blanco, CEO and Founder of Resolute Partners.

Resolute will continue to provide high security wireless, cybersecurity services and managed video surveillance to commercial and government customers.

Along with premium hotels and resorts in the Northeast, Resolute Partners has built a business providing services to state and federal government customers throughout the U.S. and has been responsible for keeping its Wi-Fi networks on the cutting-edge of performance and reliability.

Single Digits was recently acquired by GI Partners, a leading private equity firm. This is the second acquisition under GI Partners’ ownership.

About RESOLUTE Partners 
Established in 1997, RESOLUTE Partners is a Connecticut-based firm who engineers, installs, operates and maintains a complete range of Internet access and data communications solutions for government and commercial enterprises around the world, including hospitals, education facilities, military installations and office parks. Their networks support guest Wi-Fi, rural broadband access and energy management systems. The company offers an enhanced experience for end users, improve operating efficiencies, reduce costs and create new business opportunities for customers or our contracting partners.

About Single Digits 
Single Digits is a leading provider of High-Speed Internet Access management and support solutions. The company offers a complete guest internet solution, including components of IP network design, engineering, professional services, ongoing maintenance, networking monitoring, multi-lingual support, revenue reporting and authentication tracking. Single Digits currently serves over 1,600 customers across the hospitality, student housing, MDU, transportation, and other end markets.

About GI Partners 
GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco. The firm has raised over billion in capital from leading institutional investors across the globe. GI Partners’ private equity team focuses on investments in the IT Infrastructure, Healthcare, Software, and Services sectors. For more information on GI Partners and its entire portfolio, please visit

Posted in: Services,U.S

RM Smythe Old Company Research Service Celebrates 139 Years of Continuous Operations Which Began in 1880

RM Smythe Old Company Research Service celebrates 139 Years of Continuous Old Stock and Bond Research Since 1880. The service was founded in 1880 by Roland M. Smythe and was later expanded with the addition of Marvyn Scudder and Robert D. Fisher., the parent company of RM Smythe Old Company Research Service, acquired the old stock & bond business research service correspondence, archives and copyrights from Herzog & Co., Inc.

We have hundreds of thousands of companies in our data base and continue to update our archives, repositories and resources into our proprietary information management systems. Under the direction of trained old stock research professionals, the data merger has ensured our continual commitment to quality and value with efficient access to this previously hard to recover information for a cost effective price.

The old company and securities research service provides investigative analysis for financial and accounting firms, professionals, attorneys, investors, estates and trusts in cases of questioned securities and lost company identities. The research investigations will probe into the corporate history, capital changes, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, legal proceedings, regulatory filings, and analysis of companies to assess the disposition of financial holdings.

In addition to the potential redeemable value sought by investors, offers insight into the secondary historical finance market by assessing any possible collectible value. SCRIPOPHILY is the hobby of collecting authentic old stock and bond certificates. The name resulted from the combining of the English and Greek words "scrip” represents an ownership right and the word "philos" meaning to love. is the Internets leading buyer and seller of collectible stock and bond certificates, and old stock research at The company has had items on display in the Museum of American Finance in New York, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. has been featured on CNBC, Today Show, Inside Edition, Associated Press, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Washington Post and in many other media publications.. Our online store has over 17,500 selections including categories such as Frauds, Scandals, Bankruptcies, Dot Coms, as well as the traditional American industries. /Old Company Research Service, founding member of the Old Stock Exchange, is the successor company to all material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals, R.M. Smythe Stock Research Service, and the Herzog & Co., Inc. obsolete research services. These services have been performed continuously for over 139 years since 1880. We are the leading provider of authentic stock certificates, autographs, and old company stock research services. and Old Company Research Services was founded by Bob Kerstein ( Bob is a CPA and CGMA, and has more than 43 years of senior management experience in the Cellular, Cable TV, Satellite, Internet, Professional Sports and Entertainment Industries. Bob is also the President of the Professional Scripophily Traders Association (PSTA).

For more information on®, visit https://www.scripophily.comhttps://www.oldcompany.comhttps://www.scripophily.nethttp://www.rm-smythe.com or call 1-703-787-3552.

Posted in: Services,U.S

Lombardi Associates Continues Nationwide Expansion

So far 2019 has been an incredible start to the growth in services offered by Lombardi Associates. As a nation-wide provider of case managementvocational rehabilitation and crisis management services for insurance carriers, TPAs, brokers, employers and attorneys AND a certified woman owned business, Lombardi associates saw the need to continue growing their footprint throughout the country.

The company recently announced a number of open positions as it expands resources and service offerings. In addition, the company has upgraded all customer service, reporting, and quality assurance and quality control standard programs to better satisfy customer needs. According to the president, Tracey Lombardi, “All Lombardi operational systems have been reviewed and updated so that our customers, both new and existing, will continue to receive the highest level of services available in the industry”.

Ms. Lombardi also noted that, “As we continue to grow, we will be hiring experienced Vocational Rehabilitation Experts (CRC) and RN/CCMs (bilingual a plus) with a background in workers’ compensation to join our team. We are seeking experienced workers’ comp professionals who are committed to minimizing claims costs for our customers and to treating every injured worker with the utmost integrity”. If you have those qualifications, please send your resume to: email(at)

Lombardi Associates’ vision: We always remember each person is special and deserves the highest level of care. We engage our unique team of premier medical professionals to ensure that every case is handled proactively – right from the start. By always putting the injured party first, our business model will ensure successful medical outcomes.

It’s a win-win focus: Each individual receives the best and most medically appropriate care for their injury while our customers realize maximum cost savings on their claims.

To learn more about Lombardi Associates call us today: 973-710-9090 or visit our website:

About Lombardi Associates 
Lombardi Associates, a National Provider and Certified Woman Owned Business, was founded by Tracey Lombardi, RN-BC, BA, CCM, CNLC, CNLCP, MSCC in 2005 to provide Professional Case Management, Legal Nursing Consulting, File Review, Medical Cost Projections, Life Care Planning/Review and Medicare Set-Asides.

Posted in: Services,U.S

Community Invited to Last Cinco De Mayo Celebration: Hundreds to Participate in Families in Transition-new Horizons Fundraising Event

A cinco de mayo celebration in April? Yes, on Tuesday, April 30, Families in Transition-New Horizons (FIT-NH) will sunset its long-standing cinco de mayo celebration fundraising event.

“This is one event you won’t want to miss,” expressed Maureen Beauregard, FIT-NH President. “We’re shaking things up to make this a night to remember! Between the stilt walkers, unique cactus game of chance, live music, and live and silent auctions with unique experiences our guests will be entertained all night long. And, most importantly, we’ll be raising money to fund our mission of providing food, shelter and services to people in need.”

The FIT-NH cinco de mayo celebration has been in existence for over 10 years and is one of the major fundraisers the organization hosts each year. Next year, the event will be replaced by an enhanced Empty Bowls event.

The FIT-NH cinco de mayo celebration is on Tuesday, April 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Double Tree by Hilton in Manchester, NH. Tickets can be purchased on line at

Sponsors for the event include: Spectrum Marketing Companies, Comcast, INSP, COOK, LITTLE, ROSENBLATT & MANSON, pllc, Cross Insurance, Davis Towle Insurance Group, Eastern Bank, Great NH Restaurants, 95.7 WZID, Intown Manchester, NH Healthy Families, People’s United Bank, and Philadelphia Insurance.

Families in Transition-New Horizons is a New Hampshire based not-for-profit organization that provides hunger relief, emergency shelter, safe affordable housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. For more information about FIT-NH and the event, visit or http://www.newhorizonsnh.orgor call 603-641-9441.

Posted in: Services,U.S

ClubUp Expands into Chicago with Medinah Country Club and Onwentsia Club

ClubUp, a North Carolina based software and service company that caters to golf clubs operating caddie programs, has announced expansion into Chicago, IL. ClubUp technology will help facilitate the caddie programs at Medinah Country Club and Onwentsia Club.

“Our entire committee was really impressed with what ClubUp had to offer. It is very important to me and to Medinah that we give our young boys and girls not only a great summer opportunity, but also give them the freedom to enjoy their summer as well. ClubUp allows us to give that.” – Marty DeAngelo, Director of Golf at Medinah Country Club.

ClubUp provides innovative services which help improve the caddie experience for the members and caddies at its partner clubs. Additionally, ClubUp technology offers clubs a way to communicate with and pay caddies working as independent contractors on the property. The improved communication, efficient logistics and cashless payment options provided by ClubUp yield significant productivity improvements for caddies and club operations.

Nick Papedakas, the head golf professional at Onwentsia Club, commented on ClubUp software being introduced at Onwentsia Club... “When we were looking for ways to modernize our caddie program, the ClubUp team offered the best solutions. The ClubUp software will help us to streamline our caddie program/process so that we can better focus on the golf experience here at Onwentsia.”

ClubUp operates in North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, Virginia, and Florida. In addition to a corporate partnership with the Metropolitan Golf Association in New York, the company also has a national partnership with The First Tee. The ClubUp Board of Directors includes company founder Matthew Rose, as well as leaders in the golf industry including Seth Waugh, Scott Mahoney and Ken Thompson.

“Chicago is one of the most important caddie markets in the country. The opportunity to work together with clubs like Medinah and Onwentsia is something that we are all very excited about. We hope to use these new relationships to grow in the Midwest in 2019 and beyond.” Rose said.

About ClubUp: ClubUp is a technology company that partners with golf clubs which have existing caddie programs as well as clubs looking to start their own caddie program. Using the ClubUp platform, golf clubs can easily request and arrange caddie services, leveraging technology to improve efficiencies in their caddie program. ClubUp works closely with outside services staff to tailor the system to ensure it is a great fit for each facility.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,U.S

Chad Robichaux To Keynote 42nd Annual Prayer Breakfast for Greater St. Louis

The 2019 Prayer Breakfast for Greater St. Louis will be held this year on Wed, April 17, the event has a rich history and is a long-standing tradition in St. Louis. This is a special time for the community to come together for a common purpose – to ask God to guide our leaders and help them make decisions that honor Him. The Prayer Breakfast has been a life-changing event for many, as we present a message of hope – one that we believe to be the best news in life.

We are excited to announce that Chad Robichaux will be this year's special guest, he's a dynamic speaker with a warrior’s testimony of victory in Christ through personal challenge and struggle. His story is sure to be inspiring. Your support and participation will help make this event a rousing success and a continuing tradition in the St. Louis community.

Chad Robichaux is a former Force Reconnaissance Marine and Department of Defense Contractor with eight deployments to Afghanistan with a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force. Chad also served as a United States federal agent and law enforcement officer where he earned the Medal of Valor. He is an accomplished mixed martial arts champion with an 18-2 professional record, competing in some of the sports’ highest-level events. Chad is the president and founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation. The faith-based military nonprofit is dedicated to helping America’s military warriors and their families suffering from the unseen wounds of combat such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Chad has written a bestselling book on the subject and has been featured on such media outlets as Fox News, Forbes, The O’Reilly Factor, USA Today, Christian Post, Focus on the Family, and a short biography film produced by I Am Second. He and his wife, Kathy, have been married 23 years and have three children; their family has personal experience with the challenges of PTSD. We are very excited to have Chad with us as we celebrate 42 years of tradition!

Interview Opportunities: Limited interviews with Chad Robichaux will be available to press during the event, to request an interview or a press ticket for the event to provide coverage, please contact Michael Cameron: info(at)

We look forward to seeing you at America’s Center on April 17th! Invite friends and colleagues to join us. Reserve your table today! Ballroom doors open 7 AM – program begins 7:30 AM.

For general reservations & more information please visit:

About Mighty Oaks Foundation: 
The Mighty Oaks Foundation is committed to serving the brokenhearted by providing a series of intensive peer-based recovery programs, outpost meetings, and speaking events. Our Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs hosts such Men, Women, and Marriage Advance Programs at multiple locations nationwide. The Warriors who attend are fully sponsored for training, meals, and lodging needs to ensure that upon arrival to the ranch, each Warrior is focused solely on his or her recovery and identifying purpose moving forward. To contribute or for more information please visit:

Posted in: Services,U.S

Find Truck Service Partners with Synchrony to Provide Financing Options for Trucking Industry Owner-Operators

Synchrony and Find Truck Service have introduced an owner-operator financing solution that is available through the Find Truck Service credit card program on the Synchrony Car Care consumer financing program.

The new financing option allows owner-operators to purchase new tires, parts and necessary truck services, when needed, without the worry of large out-of-pocket payments.

“We are proud to announce our partnership with Synchrony and thrilled to launch the Find Truck Service credit card and all the great benefits it offers to owner-operators,” said Amer Avdic, President of Find Truck Service. “The Find Truck Service website and our free apps help owner-operators and fleets manage thousands of equipment breakdowns and repairs every day, and with the Find Truck Service credit card our users now have the option to finance all their repairs, services and parts nationwide. We believe this is the perfect solution to cash flow flexibility that owner-operators really need, and have always needed, especially during slow seasonal periods in trucking.”

Daniel Miller, Vice President, Client and Market Development for Synchrony Car Care said, “Heavy-duty truck tires and repairs can be very expensive for owner-operators. Allowing drivers to pay for these large purchases over time can really help free up important cash flow. Synchrony is proud to partner with Find Truck Service and provide a financing option that will allow owner-operator customers to access the tires, services and parts they need now to keep their trucks running smoothly and on the road.”

Owner-operators can learn more about financing options on the Find Truck Service Truck Repair Financing page. Qualified cardholders enjoy an everyday value proposition of 6 months special financing on purchases of 9 or more.

Also, as part of Synchrony Car Care, Find Truck Service cardholders can take advantage of additional benefits, including using their card at over 500,000 truck and auto parts/service locations nationwide.

About Find Truck Service

Find Truck Service® is a leading national directory of heavy-duty service, parts and related trucking locations to trucking industry owner-operators and carriers. The Find Truck Service online search helps users locate the nearest heavy-duty vendors to better and faster manage equipment breakdowns, repairs and maintenance nationwide.

Based in Schaumburg, Ill., Find Truck Service has more than 1 million annual users and its national search loads more than 100,000 business listings daily. For more information about the services and features, including its #1-rated Truck Breakdown app, please visit Find Truck Service and follow Find Truck Service on Twitter @FindTruckServic

About Synchrony

Synchrony is a premier consumer financial services company delivering customized financing programs across key industries including retail, health, auto, travel and home, along with award-winning consumer banking products. With more than 0 billion in sales financed and 80.3 million active accounts, Synchrony brings deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, innovative solutions and differentiated digital experiences to improve the success of every business we serve and the quality of each life we touch. More information can be found at http://www.synchrony.comand through Twitter: @Synchrony.

Posted in: Automotive,Services,U.S

EMA to Present Research Findings on ITSM during New Webinar

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced it will host a research webinar titled “Automation, AI, and Analytics: Reinventing ITSM,” featuring Dennis Drogseth, vice president of research, IT megatrends, analytics, and CMDB systems at EMA, and Valerie O'Connell, research director of IT service and business management at EMA.

According to new research from EMA, automation, AI, and predictive analytics are redefining ITSM’s role in business innovation, services, and organizational reinvention. Although game changing, these advances are not free of challenge. Technological complexity, functional understanding, budget prioritization, and organizational resistance all exert a drag on adoption. EMA conducted global research with 400 executives and ITSM shareholders to provide actionable understanding of the appetite, adoption, maturity, and near-term plans for these technologies and their transformational impact on ITSM.

During the webinar, Drogseth and O’Connell will discuss the results of this research, including: 

  • Current adoption patterns of automation, AI, and analytics: What is the buying process, ownership, best practices, and success rates/factors?
  • Use cases: What use cases are most compelling now and in the near future? Who currently owns the budget, headcount, and processes, and how is that changing?
  • ESM: What role does ESM play in adoption for both automation and AI/analytics? How extensive is ESM deployment today and how does it impact the broader organization, as well as ITSM?
  • Drivers and benefits achieved: Who and what forces are driving adoption and innovation? What are the obstacles and recommendations? Is there a difference between anticipated and actual results?

The webinar is Thursday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Registration is available at

About EMA 
Founded in 1996, EMA is a leading industry analyst firm that specializes in providing deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help their clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at

Posted in: Business,Services,U.S

Transformational Learning System Activates 21st Century Professionals

After twelve years as the premier innovator in leadership and management training and development, the Perceptum Group announces the first release of its proprietary "Perceptum Transformational Learning System® (PTLS®)" based in the modern neurobiology of learning, neuroplasticity induction, the amplification of self-awareness and confidence, and evolving goals to achieve career and business success.

"The brain is not a hard drive, it is the single most dynamic organ in nature. It functions best and accomplishes most by constantly redefining and upgrading goals to synergize the user's emotional intelligence, cognitive knowledge and skill/abilities -- real success is not zero-sum competition, nor is it defined by artificial external norms. Humans did not evolve to solve a problem, they evolved to solve every problem. Real leaders face new choices, make certain decisions, and always do the right thing even when it seems risky and uncertain at first. The brain is wired to face the unknown undaunted. Why in the world would we teach anyone to fight against their best nature? PTLS® maximizes innate potential." says Michael Dunphy, Ph.D. Perceptum Managing Partner.

PTLS® will be made available to clients on a case by case basis, per a fully customized client-centric curriculum involving a carefully crafted menu of optimized and relevant content, whole-brain learning tactics, and modern learning platforms.

"Twelve years as Perceptum and a lifetime of research, innovation, and evaluation, that's what my partners and I bring to PTLS®, "says James Thein, Perceptum Founding Partner, "the complexities of who and what we are as human beings and as contributors in society, are the drivers for our novel and effective learning paradigms. We literally reset brain coding to insure your people and your business experience success like never before."

A memory is not just a retrieved piece of data, it's like a fingerprint, in that a memory is inherently shaped by who we are and our experiences. So learning, that is whole brain-based, in essence creates integrated fingerprints that are clear, synergized and functional. The Perceptum Transformational Learning System® enables leaders, managers and people to productively transform attitude, confidence, motivation and level of engagement when applying new knowledge and skills to help their organizations and cultures upgrade for greater success.

Perceptum's website features the PTLS® introductory information, at Perceptum lives in San Francisco, California, but its clients are worldwide and service is available 24/7. Contact Perceptum online, at LinkedIn, Twitter, and Medium, or call 415.596.0337.

Posted in: Services,U.S

Julio Gonzalez, CEO of Engineered Tax Services is Elected as National Finance Chairman for RNHA

Republican National Hispanic Assembly Elects New Board Members and Grows its National Leadership Team.

The Board provides the organizational leadership required to carry out the mission. They promote the fundamental principles and values of republicanism throughout the Hispanic American community in the United States.

The National Finance Chairman will be Julio Gonzalez, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Engineered Tax Services, Inc., a nationally licensed engineering firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida with 15 offices nationwide and over 140 employees and consultants. ETS works with many of the Top 100 CPA firms and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

Julio is a well-respected leader in his field, as well as in the tax reform world. Amongst many of his talents, Julio has an extensive track record of speaking at national events on topics such as cost segregation, historic tax credits, opportunity zone, research and development, and emerging tax programs.

About Republican National Hispanic Assembly 
The RNHA is an American political organization founded in 1967 that was formally recognized by the RNC a few years later. Its purpose is to develop and effectively educate a strong Republican Hispanic constituency throughout the nation. The participation of citizens of Hispanic heritage in the American political process and the Republican Party is critical; we encourage able and qualified Americans who are registered Republican voters, to seek office at all levels of government.

About ETS 
Engineered Tax Services, Inc. (ETS) is a licensed engineering firm that focuses on federal, state, and local tax benefits. Founder and CEO, Julio Gonzalez, is an expert in tax reform whose strong presence is helping define our current tax laws. Under Gonzalez's guidance and true insight into how the industry is shaping, Engineered Tax Services is one of the largest, fastest growing, and most innovative engineering, energy, and specialty tax credit services firm in the country. Visit us at

Posted in: Education,Real Estate,Services

RoosterBio Will Attend Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2019

RoosterBio, Inc, a leading supplier of innovative human Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cell (hMSC) biomanufacturing systems, will attend the Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting & Exposition on April 3-6, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.

“This conference gives us the opportunity to connect with academic, healthcare, governmental and business professionals in all aspects of the biomaterial science field who are advancing the rapidly growing regenerative medicine industry,” said RoosterBio CEO Margot Connor. “RoosterBio’s products are accelerating the cell-based bioeconomy by providing standardized hMSCs product platforms that enable rapid clinical and commercial translation. By sharing knowledge at the annual meeting, we can collaborate across various scientific disciplines including materials science, biology, engineering and medicine to improve human health.”

RoosterBio Scientist Josephine Lembong, PhD will present a poster at the conference titled, ‘Scalable Xeno-Free Microcarrier-based Suspension Bioreactor System for Biomanufacturing of Human Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells (hMSCs) for Regenerative Medicine’ (#1067). Poster Sessions will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and Friday, April 5, 2019 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm.

Commenting on the poster, Connor added, “The data shown in this presentation demonstrates our robust, scalable hMSC culture process in bioreactors. The consistent cell yield and maintained cell quality exhibited with this scalable fed-batch process allows the adaptation of this plug-and-play standardized system by translational researchers and hMSC product developers in the regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and cell therapy fields, while providing significant time and cost savings.”

Additional meeting details can be located on the conference website at

About RoosterBio, Inc 
RoosterBio, Inc. is a privately held cell manufacturing platform technology company focused on accelerating the development of a sustainable regenerative medicine industry, one customer at a time. RoosterBio's products are high-volume, affordable, and well-characterized adult human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (hMSCs) paired with highly engineered media systems. RoosterBio has simplified and standardized how stem cells are purchased, expanded, and used in development, leading to marked time and costs savings for customers. RoosterBio's innovative products are ushering in a new era of productivity and standardization into the field, accelerating the road to discovery in Regenerative Medicine. For more information on RoosterBio, please visit

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services

Extreme Energy Solutions’ Extreme Kleaner Reaches Markets in Mexico under New Distribution Agreement

Extreme Energy Solutions, the parent company of Extreme Kleaner, was able to come to agreement with distribution and marketing partner, ExtremeKleanerMX S.A. de C.V., to expand the market reach of the popular non-toxic, biodegradable multi-purpose cleaner-degreaser into Mexico and other Latin American countries, thus making Extreme Kleaner a recognized international brand.

ExtremeKleanerMX S.A. de C.V. (ExtremeKleaner MX) is located in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, and is led by Cole Wilson and executive team. ExtremeKleaner MX had focused on test markets with selected commercial and industrials trial clients where feedback and data was collected about the effectiveness of Extreme Kleaner. Trial test results revealed positive commentary, and demand for the green cleaner took off from there.

“The ExtremeKleanerMX team is excited to introduce the Extreme Kleaner family of products to Mexico’s Markets. Commercial trials have exceeded our customers’ expectations, and with environmentally friendly products rapidly gaining popularity in Mexico, we expect our retail presence to expand quickly,” shared Wilson.

“We are honored to be working with ExtremeKleanerMX, as they have shown great enthusiasm about the product line, and have made the hard sweat equity investment to begin to develop a market that was previously out of our reach,” commented Samuel K. Burlum of Extreme Energy Solutions, “Extreme Kleaner has become a Main Street Premium Brand in the US, and we are eager to see how ExtremeKleanerMX will carry that momentum into markets in Mexico.”

Extreme Kleaner has rapidly built a consumer following in the US, and has been building upon its grass roots beginnings to reach every corner of Main Street USA. In the short few years Extreme Kleaner has been on the market, it has expanded its availability at over 500+ retailer locations stateside, become an official partner of Daytona International Speedway and the Daytona 500, and a sponsor of the ARCA Menards Series.

Extreme Kleaner began to make an international presence when it partnered with Orgill Distributors, who provides goods to hardware, auto parts, grocery, and variety stores in Canada, Mexico, US, and international island nations. First international exposure came when stores located on international island nations became some of the first adopters of Extreme Kleaner in the Orgill network.

Product is now available in Mexico via ExtremeKleanerMX which has an exclusive ability to build up the market in Mexico beyond Extreme Energy Solutions’ original foundation. Those seeking the product in Mexico should contact ExtremeKleanerMX.

“This is another example of how a small business in an emerging market can have a positive effect on the economy,” continued Burlum, “a US made product is introduced and expands into a new international market, thus creating opportunities on both sides of the border.”

“We also appreciate the collaborative efforts ExtremeKleanerMX and their team put into the entire process of preparing the actual product for Mexico. This included translation of the label from English to Spanish, compliance approvals, and even an entire new marketing strategy that best connects consumers in Mexico to the Extreme Kleaner brand,” concluded Burlum.

Extreme Kleaner is made in the USA, and dedicates a portion of its sales to assisting Veterans and their families in need. Extreme Kleaner began as a small regional brand in the northeast, offering its product locally at farmer’s markets and online in 2012. After a complete rebranding exercise, Extreme Kleaner became adopted by larger co-op groups and retailers.

Extreme KleanerMX is dedicated to offering Extreme Kleaner to commercial and industrial clients, and to consumers through retailers and local merchants. Extreme Kleaner is available in a 32 ounce spray bottle and in gallon size containers.

Posted in: Marketing & Sales,Services Discusses The Importance of E-A-T to Search Engine Optimization, a provider of SEO hosting, domain registration, and SSL services, today issued a statement about the importance of a website’s E-A-T score in 2019.

First introduced as a concept by Google itself, E-A-T stands for Expertise, Authority, and Trustworthiness.

Expertise measures the level of skill a website and its creators have in their field and is critical for B2B organizations and businesses working in industries like medicine or finance. Authority is tied to credentials and reviews, both of which serve to validate expertise. Finally, Trustworthiness is based on the website’s hosting platform, as well as factors like SSL certificates or the presence of HTTPS.

“By Google’s own admission, the E-A-T score is one of the top factors it considers when measuring a website’s value,” explains Terry Cane, COO at “It ties back into the search engine’s concerted push towards high-quality content in lieu of technical, on-page elements like keywords. Well-written pages and long-form copy with a clear focus tend to perform very well in terms of establishing one’s expertise, but authority and trustworthiness are a little more difficult to build.”

Cane advises working hard to seek out and promote positive, verified reviews, and to engage in outreach with influencers through channels such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. The more relevant, high-quality links, shares, and interactions a website receives, the likelier Google is to take notice and flag it as authoritative. In regards to Trustworthiness, Cane says that it’s more of an attitude than anything.

“Trust seals like an SSL certificate or a Better Business Bureau badge are a good way of establishing surface-level trust,” continues Cane. “But an organization’s best bet is to always err on the side of both privacy and authenticity. Adherence to regulations like the GDPR and a customer-first attitude are both excellent ways to inspire loyalty, and I’ve no doubt they may eventually play into a website’s trustworthiness - if they do not already.”

Cane went on to assert that is dedicated to helping its clientele with every aspect of search engine optimization, including their E-A-T score. 

Posted in: Business,Education,Services

Accent Technologies and Strategy to Revenue Make It Official

Building on years of successful collaboration, Accent Technologiescan now officially offer European customers of their sales enablement platform local customer service managers from Strategy to Revenue, an award-winning sales enablement consultancy.

This global partnership provides sales organizations with a UK-based sales and services hub for customer support that includes: 

  • Consultation on sales processes and strategies with a deep knowledge of Accent’s technology and capabilities to optimize rollout effectiveness
  • Guaranteed operational and sales improvements within 120 days of deployment
  • Customizable sales onboarding, coaching and learning applications intrinsically linked to business goals

Accent is a recognized as a leading sales enablement platform and was listed in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for CRM Sales, 2018. Its AI-driven sales enablement platform, CRM Supercharger, provides real-time insights to improve sales productivity and profitability. It ensures sales reps focus on high-value selling activities and automatically serves-up the right resources and tips for each stage of the buying cycle.

The Accent platform can now be supplemented with professional services from Strategy to Revenue. Professional services include working with customers to architect a standard sales model that aligns customers’ business goals to Accent’s CRM Supercharger AI engine. Ongoing evaluation of the standard model ensures that sales people get the correct training and insights to close the right types of deal for optimum performance gains. By intelligently re-calibrating the standard model and revising behavioral, content and learning recommendations professional services can optimize selling time and outcomes. Strategy to Revenue also offers a multi-award-winning continuous learning framework that delivers in-the-field sales coaching and training to improve information and skill retention and selling time. Strategy to Revenue’s sales improvement programs are used by the likes of DHL, Motorola, HPE and SAP. Its sales improvement content is endorsed by the Association of Professional Sales.

“Strategy to Revenue’s track record in delivering sales performance improvements to some of the world’s best-known brands makes them an ideal partner to help set up our customers for quick-start success and ongoing optimal performance, with sales improvements aligned to business goals.”- Gregory Kotovos, Marketing Director, Accent Technologies

“We’re looking forward to helping Accent customers set in place strong foundations to build a constantly evolving sales improvement platform. I believe we can give our joint customers a genuine competitive edge in the incredibly competitive world of B2B sales.” - Mark Savinson, Chief Operating Officer, Strategy to Revenue

About Accent Technologies 
Accent has been a global technology leader in sales enablement software since 2003. The SaaS company helps sales teams sharpen execution and improve sales productivity by leveraging artificial intelligence to maximize sales performance and create unprecedented visibility and insights for marketing and sales leadership. Their sales enablement solution is one of the most comprehensive in the market offering sales content management, guided selling, performance management and deep analytics.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, Accent's products are used by companies in over 100 countries. They are committed to understanding each client’s unique business case and providing the best solution to meet their sales enablement goals. It supports integrations with: Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft SharePoint, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, HubSpot, Marketo, Oracle (Eloqua, Sales Cloud), SAP CRM.

About Strategy to Revenue 
Strategy to Revenue is an award-winning sales enablement consultancy with offices in Europe and the USA. It works with organizations to unleash the full potential of sales teams, significantly improving their commercial performance, transforming their businesses and accelerating the time it takes to turn their strategy to revenue. Clients include DHL, Refinitiv, Thomson Reuters, HPE, Motorola and SAP.

Posted in: Marketing & Sales,Services,Technology,U.S

Come Visit Visikol at AACR in Atlanta at Booth #3252

The AACR annual conference pulls together a diverse group of clinical and laboratory researchers and is a great opportunity to see the most cutting-edge cancer research. The Visikol team will be at the show at booth #3252 and will be highlighting their work with 3D cell culture assays as well as their digital pathology services. “For AACR this year we are highlighting specifically our immuno-oncology focused services as this is an area in which we assisted many of our Clients this past year. The combination of our advanced imaging tools with our 3Screen™ image analysis software and 3D in vitro assay services has allowed us to address complex research questions in this space that are challenging to address with traditional techniques,” explained Visikol CSO Dr. Thomas Villani.

In 2018, Visikol launched its immune cell infiltration assay which leverages 3D tumor spheroids as well as Visikol’s proprietary imaging technologies to provide a medium-throughput in vitro assay to assess pharmacokinetics in highly relevant in vitro models. Additionally, Visikol has developed several digital pathology tools for quantifying cancer specific endpoints from H&E and IHC slides such as tumor area or T cell penetration depth. “We are working closely with our Clients to extract not only more data from tissues and 3D cell culture models, but also to transform this data into meaningful insights that can be used in clinical studies to stratify patients for treatment or in earlier studies to quantitatively assess efficacy,” described Visikol Director of Imaging Dr. Graeme Gardner.

To discuss your next in vitro or pathology project with Visikol, stop by and connect with the team at booth 3252.

About Visikol 
Visikol is a CRO focused on advanced drug discovery that is leading the field of bio-imaging, bioinformatics and image analysis. We conduct end-to-end drug discovery services that include both 2D and 3D in vitro models and assays, 3D whole mount tissue imaging, digital pathology and custom drug discovery projects. Visikol offers a portfolio of drug discovery services ranging from 2D and 3D cell culture model and assay development to in vitro screening, animal tissue histology and automated image processing. The focus of these services is to transform tissues into images and ultimately into quantitative data sets that can be mined for actionable insights that help our Clients make more informed decisions during the drug discovery process. Additionally, Visikol manufactures and sells a suite of tissue clearing reagents and 3D immuno-labeling kits. These products allow researchers to easily and rapidly image whole tissues and 3D cell culture models in 3D instead of traditional 2D sectioning. For more information about Visikol or its services, please visit our website at

Posted in: Services,Technology

Metrofuser Adds HP M607, M608 M609 Printer Fusers and Maintenance Kits to Lineup

Laser printer parts manufacturer Metrofuser ( has introduced printer fusers and maintenance kits for HP LaserJet Enterprise M607, M608 M609 printers. The availability of these fusers will help reduce costs and increase profitability for the company’s nationwide customer base.

Metrofuser provides two options to acquire these printer fusers - by economical repair and return or by convenient advance exchange service. Metrofuser stocks the M607 series printer fusers, part number RM1-1256, L0H24A L0H24-67901. They are ready for same day shipping.

Metrofuser's fusers and maintenance kits for HP Printers offer brilliant crisp black and white output and guaranteed against all image defects.

“Reliable parts solutions are in high demand with the advent of more feature-rich printers in the marketplace," stated Eric Katz, Co-President, "Our customers require the most precise imaging technology in this demanding market and our R&D team has devised a solution for the M607 series fuser,” adding that, "Our printer fusers hold up to the most demanding conditions offering unequaled durability - these fusers work flawlessly with OEM and compatible toners."

The introduction of these HP fusers to Metrofuser’s product line represents a continued commitment to invest in R&D. Katz reiterates "Metrofuser's priority is to develop best-in-class repair and remanufacturing procedures along with rigid performance testing that enables us to deliver replacement parts that are unequaled in reliability and quality."

Metrofuser is a leading global innovator, manufacturer of printer parts, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include HP printer parts, printers and printer repair training. Parts include HP printer parts such as printer fusers, printer maintenance kits and other printer replacement parts. The company's, customers include office equipment dealerships, online retailers, repair centers and MPS service providers nationwide. Metrofuser has been named to Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies five consecutive years.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Technology

Taylored Services, LLC. Named a Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL for 2019

Taylored Services, LLC has been named a Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL for 2019, and included it in a listing of leading third-party logistics providers selected by the editors of Multichannel Merchant.

Given the explosion of ecommerce and the increasing number of 3PLs in the marketplace, Multichannel Merchant has created this unique resource to vet 3PL providers as a value-added service for its audience. The online resource is a searchable directory for merchants looking for a qualified 3PL.

“3PLs have become an increasingly important resource for ecommerce and direct-to-customer merchants who don’t have the capital to invest in their own distribution networks,” said Mike O’Brien, Senior Content Manager of Multichannel Merchant. “This is especially critical due to the ongoing lack of available commercial space for such facilities. We developed our Top 3PL listing as a valuable resource for merchants. Each company on the list has been selected based on its industry experience, range of capabilities and ability to handle high order flow during peak periods.”

The company profiles in the MCM Top 3PL listing include vital information to help merchants in their selection process, including key capabilities, average annual client order volume, top merchandise categories handled, facility locations and more.

“As our customers grow their online, direct-to-consumer business, Taylored Services continually adapts to this changing reality. This includes investment in systems and technology, facility layouts, and customer service to support their speed to market needs,” says Brian Southwell, Vice President of Business Development.

You can view the complete MCM Top 3PL listing here.

About Multichannel Merchant 
Multichannel Merchant reaches key decision makers responsible for ecommerce, management, marketing and operations at companies that sell merchandise through multiple channels — including ecommerce, mobile, social, and catalog. Multichannel Merchant delivers original research, as well as in-depth analysis of trends and best practices, news, tactical/how-to, executive summaries, technology and supplier comparisons, tip sheets and resource information to help companies sell & deliver products wherever and whenever the customer wants them – at home, work, store or other locations.

About Taylored Services 
Taylored Fulfillment Services. Since our humble beginnings in New Jersey in 1992, Taylored Services has grown to become a national leader in distribution, fulfillment and warehousing. We have achieved this status by providing the services our clients need when and where they need them. 
Our distribution centers are located near the nation’s busiest ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and New York. We work with a diversified client base including wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers and our expertise extends to multiple brand and accessory categories.

Taylored Services continually invests in systems and technology to insure that we stay ahead of the requirements placed on our customers. Our warehouse management systems are ready to receive orders from the industry’s most powerful ecommerce platforms. By leveraging a unique combination of people and technology, our customized approach accurately aligns your organization’s multi-channel support with the high expectations of today’s marketplace.

Taylored Services is a strategic eCommerce logistics partner that has embraced the need to satisfy our clients OMNI-Channel fulfillment requirements. In today’s marketplace, the direct to consumer experience is a growing and time critical component of our clients business. Whether eCommerce is your business, or is just a small, growing piece of your brand, Taylored Services is ready to take your business to the next level.

Posted in: Services,Transportation & Logistics

Award-Winning Software/App Closing Commander™ Now Compatible With All Major Email Providers

HarkinsHill, LLC., the developer behind the automated sales closing app/system, Closing Commander™, has expanded the app’s email compatibility to include Gsuite, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and other major email providers. That’s good news for service business owners and their teams, who rely on, not just a new system’s effectiveness and time-saving abilities, but also its ability to seamlessly fit with their current business systems.

The app/system is designed to save service business owners and their teams time and effort by automatically sending follow-up emails to customers once an initial bid, quote, or estimate is provided. The app relies on tested timing and the marketing Rule of Seven to ensure effectiveness, although timing between emails and email body content can be customized to fit the company’s needs and brand. Some companies using the app have seen six-figure revenue increases within just a few short months.

Caleb Martinez, a contractor in the Chicago area describes his experience using the app/system, “Closing Commander has been an excellent tool for our company. It’s a big time-saver, and customers appreciate the communication. We are winning a lot of jobs after three or four emails have been sent, and the stats in the app definitely prove its value every month.”

Closing Commander won the “Best New Product Innovation Award” from The Pete Luter Foundation in 2018 and the “Top Four Innovation Showcase Award” at this year’s Service World Expo in Las Vegas. Business owners interested in learning more about the app, scheduling a demo, or signing up for a free trial are encouraged to visit

HarkinsHill,LLC is the parent company of Closing Commander and Spark Marketer, a Nashville-based digital marketing company that primarily serves blue collar businesses. While the Closing Commander app certainly has uses in other industries, the company’s passion and mission remains to strengthen blue collar businesses around the globe.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Professional Services,Services,Technology

Ascert Releases Visa-Confirmed Driver

For companies that want to do pre-certification testing for Visa transactions, Ascert has released the latest version of its Visa Test Driver.

The VersaTest Visa Driver is now listed by Visa as a validated ADVT Online Host simulator and has been tested to ensure that it conforms to the most recent set of Visa specifications. This can be an extreme time saver in pre-certification or ongoing system testing.

“We are very pleased that Visa has officially confirmed the capabilities of our latest Visa driver,” said Mike Wainwright, Business Development Director, Ascert UK. “This provides additional certainty for our customers when simulating and testing Visa transactions that their systems are operating accurately.”

Companies using the Visa Driver have their choice of an on-premise solution, or a subscription to the popular cloud-based testing system, Ascertified ( A growing number of companies have created a hybrid of both test options, thereby increasing flexibility for both internal users and external partners.

Ascert's VersaTest family of testing and certification products?can assist any organization looking to add increased value to their operations. All of Ascert’s test drivers work with industry standard tools such as Jenkins, Quality Center, Docker and others. To find out more about Ascert products and standard test interfaces visit the Ascert web site or contact a local Ascert office.

About Ascert:? 
Ascert is recognized as a leading provider of premier testing software solutions. Ascert was founded in 1992 to provide automated software testing solutions that help companies measure the performance, reliability and scalability of their mission-critical back-end servers and applications. With over 100 clients worldwide, Ascert's products and services are used at some of the world's most successful companies.

Off-the-shelf simulators for Ascert’s VersaTest product include solutions for EFT testing, POS testing, stress testing, ATM testing, Fraud testing, IFX testing, EMV/chip card testing, ISO8583 testing and 3270 & 6530 terminal testing. Ascert’s custom simulators have been used for testing air traffic control systems and biometric payment systems. Ascert delivers flexible solutions that are either customer site installed or accessed via Ascert’s Remote Testing Services. Ascert's products assist testing professionals across industry segments to better manage their testing processes and environments through an end-to-end tool set.

Posted in: Business,Finance Market,Services,Technology

Two Open House Dates for All My Children Lower East Side Location

All My Children Daycare and School welcomes families on Manhattan's Lower East Side to tour the facilities and meet the dedicated staff at their Lower East Side location. The center will be enrolling children ages 6 months to 5 years.

Two open houses are scheduled - Monday, December 17th 7-9PM and Sunday, January 6th 11AM-2PM. Location is: 112 Ridge Street, New York, NY 10002.

There will be open play and arts and crafts for the kids and parents can talk to the school's director and learn about the curriculum.

AMC is committed to preparing young children for school and life readiness. Their safe, nurturing, eco-friendly learning environment and ethical character define their dedication to instilling within each child the skills necessary to continuously develop their own knowledge and their desire to establish a better world. Using The Creative Curriculum, Common Core standards, and Music, Movement, Drama, and Nature programs, AMC forms the foundation of their learning-centered program.

Being environmentally sustainable is important to All My Children Daycare. From their furniture, toys and supplies, to the paint on their walls and their facility layout, to their Energy Star appliances, and most importantly, involving children in the process through eco-sensitive diapering, organic, locally sourced food, and daily gardening, they incorporate their responsibility to be citizens of this Earth into every aspect of their ideology.

The staff looks forward to meeting parents.

Posted in: Professional Services,Services

Reno Garage Door Company Celebrating 60 Years of Service and Growth

Kenneth Reyman and the team from Thompson Garage Doors in Reno Nevada is celebrating the companies 60 years of garage door service and growth in Northern Nevada and Northern California.

Thompson Garage Doors is the largest commercial and residential garage door specialist within 100 miles of Reno Nevada. Thompson Garage Doors has been serving residential and commercial garage door customers in Northern Nevada and Northern California since 1957.

“I love this team,” says Reyman. “They cover so much territory every day impeccably with same-day garage door delivery and installation and 24-hour emergency service.” Which is no small task since they cover Reno, Sparks, Lovelock, Winnemucca, Elko, Fernley, Fallon, Yerington, Topaz, Gardnerville, Minden, South Lake Tahoe, North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Squaw Valley, Truckee, Quincy, Portola, Loyalton, Herlong, Susanville, and Alturas.

An online map is available at

“There is so much to smile about at Thompson Garage Doors,” Reyman continued. “In 2016 Thompson Garage Doors and Building Supplies was awarded Platinum Dealer status by Amarr Entermatic Garage Doors for our sales performance in 2016. The Platinum Award is Amarr’s top dealer honor, and Thompsons has won this award each year since it was created in 2013. Way to go team!”

Thompson Garage Doors truly is a Nevada success story and 60 years in business is worth celebrating.

For more information on how Thompson Garage Doors and Building Supply can service and install your residential and commercial garage doors call (775)356-6601 or visit

Posted in: Professional Services,Services

Super Bonus for International Top ups Sent to Cubacel Mobiles, on

Cuban expats got mail, the kind of mail that brings good news. Starting December 10 until December 15, the international Cubacel recharges sent to Cuba are boosted thanks to the new Super Bono campaign. This promo, the bonus amounts look like this: 

  • 20 CUC sent - 50 CUC received
  • 30 CUC sent - 80 CUC received
  • 40 CUC sent - 100 CUC received
  • 50 CUC sent - 130 CUC received
  • 60 CUC sent - 160 CUC received
  • 80 CUC sent - 210 CUC received

The promotion will run from Monday December 10, 2018 00:01 Cuba time to Saturday, December 15, 2018 23:59 Cuba time. The promotional balance can be used for local and International calls and SMS (Including SMS entumóvil).

In the meantime, customers are invited on Facebook page to join a lovely contest. All they have to do is to share what they want for Christmas on Facebook page and they get the chance to win a free top up. The contest will be open until December 10 and the winner will be picked randomly on December 11.

Besides sending top ups, customers can also recharge their family’s and friends’ Nauta accounts, in order to help them gain access to the internet. Or, if they prefer calling, they can also use’s calling services. Customers can place their calls: 
From any landline, mobile or even payphone in the world, through access numbers. 
Through the smartphone app called KeepCalling, available for iOS and Android.

The rate for international calls to Cuba is 69.9¢/min, for both landlines and mobiles, and the cost of a text message is 7¢.

All services offers revolve around the website’s mission, which is to bring people together, no matter the distance, because no distance is too long if people stay connected. offers a great solution for keeping a close relationship with everyone living back home in Cuba, due to: 

  • the customer-focused approach, based on safe and easy to use services
  • the frequent special offers: bonuses on international top ups or discounts on international calls
  • the great Customer Service available 24/7, both in English and in Spanish.

Or, as customers put it: "Your consumer friendly instructions make it easy to cross borders and communicate with friends and family like it should be.” ( customer).

About is an interactive website designed by KeepCalling, a global telecommunications company registered in 2002 in USA. Presently, KeepCalling provides its services to hundreds of thousands of consumers, with a focus on customer satisfaction. KeepCalling has been listed by Inc 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the USA for 5 consecutive years. In 2015 the company registered a revenue increase of over 200% from 2011 to 2014. 

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales,Services

A2 Hosting Announces Proprietary Plugin Compatible with WordPress 5

A2 Hosting, a committed provider of high-performance shared hosting, WordPress Hosting, and more, today announced that its A2 Optimized Plugin will be compatible with WordPress 5.

WordPress 5 first entered beta in October, and is slated for a full release in the very near future, WordPress 5 features a complete redesign and reimagining of the WordPress Editor. The update also includes improvements to the WordPress Rest API, enhancements to the custom theme and page building experience, and an overall more intuitive experience.

With an eye on simplicity, A2 Hosting provides a hosting environment that meets WordPress requirements by default. In other words, there’s no tinkering required on your end to get your site up and running smoothly (and with greater security).

The A2 Optimized plugin is designed to help users easily optimize their WordPress sites for speed, security, and performance. To that end, it’s designed to automatically configure W3 Total Cache, optimizing your website with minimal effort on your part. These tools and utilities will assist A2’s clients in building the best website possible, allowing them to focus on content and branding rather than optimization.

The plugin is offered free of charge, with additional features available to A2 Hosting customers.

“At A2 Hosting, we always strive to offer the best experience imaginable for our clients,” explains Brad Litwin, Marketing Manager at A2 Hosting. “To that end, our shared environmentmeets WordPress’s recommended hosting environment by default, and we offer a comprehensive set of Managed WordPress hosting solutions. Our experts are also constantly testing the ideal WordPress configuration, tweaking it to offer the fastest page loads, best performance, and highest security possible.”

“Providing webmasters with a seamless upgrade to the most game-changing version of WordPress yet is one more aspect of our commitment to excellence, and one more way our plugin can enhance our clients’ WordPress experience,” he continues. “Clients are free to enjoy all the versatility WordPress has to offer, without the technical challenges it can present - to focus on building their site, writing content, and promoting their brand while we manage the rest.”

A2 Hosting, Inc. is a high-performance hosting company located in Ann Arbor, MI. A2 Hosting provides their customers with ultra-reliable solutions and 24/7/365 US-based support from their Guru Crew team. Since 2003, A2 Hosting has offered innovative, affordable and developer friendly website hosting for personal homepages up to full-service solutions for businesses of all sizes, based in all locations. Each A2 Hosting service is hosted on their fine-tuned SwiftServer Hosting platform. Customers seeking an additional speed boost can host on A2 Hosting’s Turbo Servers featuring page load speeds up to 20X faster compared to competing hosts.

To learn more about A2 Hosting, visit

About WordPress

WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as a full content management system and so much more through the use of thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. WordPress is limited only by your imagination.

To learn more about WordPress, visit

Posted in: Computers & Software,Services,Technology

ALL-TAG Opens a New Subsidiary Location in Mexico City, Mexico

ALL-TAG, a manufacturer of U.S. made RF EAS Labels, supplier of AM and RF Anti-theft Security Tags, Security Labels, and other loss prevention products recently launched a new subsidiary in Mexico City, Mexico.

“We’re thrilled about this expansion,” commented ALL-TAG’s CEO, Stuart Seidel. “This is yet another strategically located facility that allows all retailers in Mexico to receive orders in a timely and cost-efficient manner.”

The office is filled with the personnel necessary to provide the exceptional support and customer service ALL-TAG customers around the world have come to expect. The warehouse is fully stocked with everything from AM and RF Labels, to hard tags and other loss prevention solutions that are ready for immediate shipment.

For any vendors, product packaging companies, and consumer goods manufacturers in Mexico that source tag for major retail chains in the United States, all source tagging solutions can be supplied by our Mexico office.

For additional information about products mentioned in this release, or to learn more about ALL-TAG, please visit

About ALL-TAG 
ALL-TAG is a manufacturer of U.S. made 8.2 MHz Radio-Frequency (RF) EAS Labels, and supplier of Acousto Magnetic (AM) EAS labels that are used to source tag retail merchandise. ALL-TAG also supplies RF and AM Hard Tags, Ink Tags, and other Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) solutions that are fully compatible with Checkpoint® and Sensormatic® brand products. ALL-TAG has been manufacturing its RF Labels for source-taggers and retailers throughout the world since 1992. Our manufacturing facility is located in Boca Raton, Florida. The company also has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Mexico City, and Hong Kong, to service our customers throughout the world.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services

George Swies Promoted at Custom Air Products & Services

Taylor Norris, CEO of Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS), today announces the promotion of George Swies as Commercial Maintenance Supervisor.

“We are so excited about George and the value that he brings to this company and more importantly to the customers that we serve,” CAPS CEO Taylor Norris explained. “As Commercial Maintenance Supervisor, George is now in a position to provide support for all aspects of commercial maintenance with an emphasis on commercial maintenance contracts.”

CAPS General Manager of Service Division, Carl Brauer pointed out, “With George looking at the processes from a higher level, he is poised to have a greater impact on customer service, contract pricing, scheduling, and material control.”

George brings with him ten years of global industry experience as a certified HVAC technician. He spent ten years in the U.S. Navy as Petty Officer Swies, Machinist Mate 1st Class (MM1). He holds many certifications through the U.S. Navy, Penn Foster Career School, and Coastline Community College. George will be reporting to the division General Manager of service.

As CAPS President John Boger explained, “If you don’t have excellent people in the correct roles, it’s nearly impossible to develop a great offering and serve your customers well. That’s why, CAPS gives top performers, like George, the opportunity to be the leader he was meant to be.”

About Custom Air Products & Services

Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. is a full-service HVAC company that specializes in the design, construction, installation, modification, and servicing of industrial and commercial air conditioning equipment. CAPS employees are committed to providing exceptional custom design and quality workmanship at competitive prices.

Custom Air Products & Services currently occupies five (6) modern facilities, totaling 350,000 square feet in size. These buildings include administrative and engineering offices, training facilities, a filter warehouse, and service shops for fabrication, manufacturing, and modifications. CAPS services are provided to customers throughout the United States and Mexico while their manufactured products have been delivered to sites around the world. Currently, CAPS has equipment operating on six (6) continents and in 52 countries.

For more information, contact Custom Air Products at 713.460.9009 or visit them on the web at

If you’d like more information about this topic, please call Susan Archer at 713.460.9009 or email her at

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Transportation & Logistics

RSS Email Newsletters Put PRWeb on your site Landscape Development Inc. Opens Sacramento Division

Landscape Development Inc. (LDI), the industry-leading landscape services company, is excited to announce the opening of a new Sacramento Division. Answering to client requests and a growing housing market, this new office expands the company’s service territory well into Northern California.

Dudley Mallinson has been appointed division president, tasked with broadening LDI’s service territory and client base. The new division will offer the same core services as provided throughout the California and Nevada company network, including construction, maintenance, landscape architecture, earth services, preconstruction and design-build services.

“I am thrilled to rejoin the LDI family and build on the success of my colleagues. The LDI brand stands for quality, innovation, trust and reliability, and I am excited to bring these traits to the many unique landscaping opportunities Sacramento and Northern California have to offer,” Dudley said. “The decision to expand our presence into Northern California is a logical step in growing the company, while improving customer service to our existing clients along the Interstate 5 and Highway 99 freeway corridor, as well as into the overall Bay Area suburban market.”

Dudley holds a graduate degree in landscape architecture from Sheffield University, England. He moved to California in 2000 to work at LDI as a project manager and was a key contributor to the steady growth of the company. Over the past 20 years, his career has spanned a truly diverse project portfolio, requiring expertise in design, estimation, preconstruction and project management.

“This expansion is an exciting time for LDI and, along with recent maintenance acquisitions, marks another great milestone for the company. I am thankful for the opportunity to include the LDI brand as part of Sacramento’s continued rejuvenation and growth and look forward to seeing our trucks and uniforms all around our state’s capital,” said CEO Gary Horton.

The new offices are located at 2255 Cemo Circle in Gold River, Calif., 95670. Mr. Mallinson may be reached by phone at 916-491-0858 and email at

About Landscape Development Inc. (LDI) 
Landscape Development, Inc. is the industry-leading, integrated site and landscape services company serving all of California. From site design through construction, protection and maintenance, we provide personal, capable solutions for your site needs. Our collaborative team turns your vision into reality. We are exceptionally enthusiastic Green Industry professionals, dedicating our careers to working on your behalf. We’re licensed architects, skilled craftsmen, erosion control technicians, and exacting managers. From design to management to emergency site response, we’ve got you covered, 24/7, 365 days a year.

For more information, please visit

Posted in: Building & Construction,Services

American IRA Discusses How to Avoid Getting a Self-Directed IRA Disqualified by the IRS

A Self-Directed IRA can be a powerful tax tool—provided that it is approved by the IRS. But failure to comply with certain IRS rules can result in a Self-Directed IRA becoming disqualified, which in turn can trigger a series of “bad things” under IRC Section 4975, according to a recent post at the American IRA blog.

One of the most important things for investors to watch for, according to the post, is a prohibited transaction. In IRC Section 4975, a 15 percent tax can be levied on the amount involved in the prohibited transaction—on the prohibited person involved with this transaction. For instance, if someone were to sell a house from the Self-Directed IRA directly to a family member’s IRA, that family member would then see a potential tax bill of 15% of the transaction. That’s because certain family members would be “disqualified persons” related to an investor’s IRA.

Additionally, the IRS would then levy a 15% tax on the transaction on the selling party—which in this case would be the original selling Self-Directed IRA.

These penalties are heavy, but they are not the only penalties that those with a disqualified Self-Directed IRA could see as a result of doing bad business. That is why the article highlighted how important it is for investors to maintain best practices with their Self-Directed IRAs.

"People understand that a Self-Directed IRA gives them a lot of freedom,” said Jim Hitt, CEO of American IRA. “But that is not all it gives them. It also gives them a wide range of responsibilities. Self-Directed IRA administration firms like American IRA can help in making sure that people understand the paperwork involved. But we do not hold the power capable of stopping people from making bad decisions. That is why it is so important that investors understand what goes into a valid transaction under a Self-Directed IRA.”

For more information on keeping a Self-Directed IRA in good standing with the IRS, interested parties may visit American IRA at or call 866-7500-IRA.

Posted in: Services,Technology

Laguardia Gateway Partners To Open First 11 Gates In Brand New Terminal B

LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) – the private entity operating and redeveloping LaGuardia Airport's Terminal B, announced today that it will open the first 11 gates located in the eastern concourse of the new state-of-the-art Terminal B on December 1st, 2018.  LGP is comprised of Vantage Airport Group, Skanska, Meridiam and JLC Infrastructure.

With best-in-class retail and food options, innovative design and family-friendly spaces and modern amenities, the new concourse showcases LaGuardia Gateway Partners' and Governor Cuomo's vision to build a unified, 21st century airport that is a leader in guest experience, innovation and sustainability.

Air Canada, American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines will all operate flights from the new concourse, with United Airlines joining in 2019.

"The opening of the new eastern concourse at Terminal B is just the first step in our mission to provide a top-class visitor experience at LaGuardia, worthy of the greatest city in the world," said Stewart Steeves, Chief Executive Officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners. "Our concourse's innovative design, inclusive atmosphere, and choice food and retail options will bring LaGuardia into the 21st century, and we're proud to work with both the Governor and the Port Authority to transform Terminal B into a gateway New Yorkers can be proud of."

The concourse features ample gate seating, with charging stations throughout seating areas, a nursing room, and thoughtfully designed restrooms that include spacious stalls and above sink shelves that will keep belongings dry. It also features Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounge, with the United Club to follow in 2019.

We are excited to have worked with our partners and so many subcontractors to make the opening of the eastern concourse of Terminal B a reality," said Magnus Eriksson, Executive Vice President of Skanska and Chair of the Board of LaGuardia Gateway Partners. "This collaborative effort, using innovative construction and design techniques is something that we are proud to bring to LaGuardia, and our project continues to have one of the largest Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) participation goals in the New York State."

New retail options available in the new concourse include the latest New York City location for the legendary New Yorktoy store FAO Schwarz, as well as offerings from SoHo based independent bookseller McNally Jackson, Hudson, LaGuardia Dufry Duty Free Shops, M?A?C, District Market – with specialty Made in Queens products – and Spa Here.

These shops join the previously announced food and beverage partners from earlier this year:  Shake Shack, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Osteria Fusco, La Chula Bar & Taqueria, Kingside Bar & Restaurant and Five Boroughs Market. 

Prioritizing a family-friendly atmosphere, the new concourse also features an airport themed children's play area, which includes a 16-foot interactive display. The display creates a multi-user experience that allows kids of all ages to design their own aircraft on a tablet and watch it come to life on a giant digital wall as it takes off from LaGuardia's runway.

The play area is nestled next to a beautiful indoor green space, modeled after New York City's own parks, that includes greenery, benches and plenty of natural light for passengers to relax with their children and families before their flights.

"Today's milestone is the result of strong partnerships and a bold vision for LaGuardia Airport," said George Casey, Chair and CEO, Vantage Airport Group. "Since 2016, we have been proud to bring Vantage's expertise in airport investment, project management, commercial development and management and operations to the transformation of Terminal B, and look forward to celebrating many more milestones that will entirely transform the passenger experience at LaGuardia Airport."

When complete, Terminal B will completely redefine the guest experience at LaGuardia. Dual pedestrian bridges will span active aircraft taxi lanes – the first in the world – and connect the main part of the terminal to two island concourses. Passengers will walk above aircraft as they make their way to their gate, all while enjoying views of the iconic Manhattan skyline. In addition, this island and bridge design will increase the taxi-way space for aircraft. The gates in the concourse are "common use," meaning that any Terminal B airline can use any gate – increasing efficiency. 

"We're building a completely new, unified airport that will be a leader in innovation and a model for redevelopment projects across the country," said Jane Garvey, Chairman of Meridiam North America.  "From advancements in technology to iconic NY shops and restaurants, the new LaGuardia is delivering for New York. Meridiam is proud to join today with LaGuardia Gateway Partners and Governor Cuomo to celebrate our continued progress at Terminal B and create an exciting future for the city."

In July 2015, Governor Cuomo unveiled the vision for a comprehensive redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport. The 1.3-million square foot redevelopment of Terminal B, with a construction value of  billion, is one of the largest public-private partnerships in American history and the largest in U.S. aviation.

The redevelopment includes a new 35-gate terminal, a parking garage, and a Central Hall, which will unify the airport by connecting to Terminal C, which is also being redeveloped. Once complete, Governor Cuomo and LGP will have created a state-of-the-art terminal that truly celebrates the best of New York.

Exclusive photos of the concourse, including the offerings and amenities available, are available at:

A fact sheet with more information is available upon request.

(All photos courtesy of LaGuardia Gateway Partners)

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Hairlossly Offers Reliable Information On The Best Hair Loss Treatment Products for Women

Press Release: Hairlossly, the hair care specific website, provides highly researched and informative blogs and articles about the best hair loss treatment products available on the market today. Hairlossly also offers attractive deals on some of the top brands available on the market today, in the women’s hair care niche.

“We are delighted to bring to you information about some of the best hair loss treatment products available on the market today,” says the spokesperson for the website. “We have a team of hair care experts who keep a close watch on the developments in the field of hair care. You can visit our website to get details about the most popular brands and the latest launches, all in one convenient place.”

The team of hair care experts at Hairlossly provides detailed information about professional hair care products and the latest introductions in the market. The team, with their unmatched experienced in analyzing hair care treatment and solutions, then offer detailed information on such products for the benefit of customers.

Apart from featuring the best hair loss treatment products, Hairlossly also has a section where visitors can find highly informative articles and blogs on the subject of hair loss and hair rejuvenation. Visitors can also find highly valuable tops for preventing hair loss and for a head full of healthy hair.

Currently, some of the most popular posts about hair on the website are Signs That You Are Headed For Hair Loss, 5 Vitamins For Healthy Hair, How Hair Loss Affects Women, How To Maintain Positive Body Image While Experiencing Hair Loss and the Best 7 Shampoos for Hair Loss Prevention. There are many other such blogs and articles by some of the top experts on the subject on the website. Hairlossly also keeps updating this page with fresh content by hair care professionals, beauticians, and industry experts.

One of the brands that the website recommends for dealing with woman’s hair is Keranique. It is a woman-specific hair loss treatment that’s clinically proven to help hair regrowth in women. Keranique is the featured hair regrowth product on Hairlossly.

Hairlossly has several sections dedicated to information sharing on various aspects of hair care. Readers can find the best articles on the subject in their Lifestyle and Health sections. Hairlossly also has a research and therapy guide section which offers information about innovative products for the treatment of hair loss and for the best possible hair care.
Hairlossly is a popular resource for those looking for information on hair loss and professional hair care products as they thoroughly research and vet hair loss products with absolute honesty and integrity.

Hairlossly has emerged as a popular platform where women can discuss their needs, problems, and experiences on hair loss and hair care products. The website is committed to supporting women and wants to make them feel confident and beautiful at any stage of hair loss.

For more information, visit

About Hairlossly:

Hairlossly is one of the most trusted and reliable online resources for information on everything related to hair loss treatment and hair care solutions for both men and women. The mission of this popular website is to educate, inform and inspire women experiencing hair loss and to provide them the most up-to-date product information and high quality hair tips that can help women make the right decisions for overcoming the problem. The site is known for their unbiased hair education and useful tips to improve hair health.

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Powersolv Partners With Leading Cybersecurity Specialists to Deliver High Quality Security Solutions That Provide Comprehensive Protection

Cybersecurity is often defined as measures taken to protect a computer or computer system against unauthorized access or attack. It includes an ever-evolving set of tools, technologies, trainings, and techniques that work together to address security threats.

The heavy dependence on technology has resulted in an enormous surge in data creation which is stored on computer systems of organizations and shared across networks. Over time, the identification of vulnerabilities in this technology makes organizations susceptible to attacks by hackers.

One of the biggest cyber-attacks in the IT history was the WannaCry ransomware attack that took over computers and encrypted hard drive contents. The hackers then demanded a huge ransom payment in Bitcoin in order to decrypt the data.

NotPetya, which originated from the compromised Ukrainian accounting software, was a major cyber-attack that spread via the same EternalBlue exploit that WannaCry used.
Equifax, the credit rating agency major, announced in July 2017 that hackers had exploited a weak link in a U.S. website application to access confidential files with personal information of millions of clients.

The consequences of data breach can be devastating to an organization and can affect not only its reputation and standing in the market, but also its revenue. The projected annual damages from cybercrime are expected to reach trillion by 2021. The projected cybersecurity spending for 2017-2021 is expected to be around trillion. The frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks are growing with time and that’s why organizations must have a strong cybersecurity system in place to ensure that their sensitive data remains protected at all times.

Many organizations have become increasingly vulnerable, in part through modifying their infrastructure to accommodate applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, and Internet of Things (IoT). This has allowed cybercriminals to take advantage of any vulnerability they can find. It is becoming increasingly clear that traditional rule-based, reactive security methods cannot offer adequate and effective protection against today’s modern, persistent, AI driven, and creative cyberattacks. The best way to provide comprehensive security is to use a defensive in-depth approach which should include advanced full-service, AI-driven Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services.
Cybersecurity measures involve ensuring security of applications, database, infrastructure, data, network, endpoint, cloud, mobile, and others. The security of these can be breached by cyber threats such as malware, phishing, and ransomware.

Cybersecurity is addressed by creating a series of defensive measures around a definite perimeter. However, the latest industry trends such as ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) and work from anywhere have resulted in broadening the scope of attack. Even with many organizations allocating and spending huge sums on increasing the levels of security, breaches are happening at a rapid pace across the world.

Human-centric cybersecurity that’s built on behavior analytics is the latest in this domain and focuses on changes in human behavior. The principle is based on the identification of behavioral incongruities so that grave threats can be identified, investigations can be concluded quickly, and detection times reduced drastically.

Powersolv, a premier Information Technology Services Company and one of the leading providers of Enterprise Solutions to Federal, State, and County entities as well as Local and Not-for-Profit Agencies, works with some of the biggest names in cybersecurity to provide intuitive and robust security solutions that enable organizations to detect, respond, and manage these highly evolved cyber threats.

Powersolv, working with its partners in Cybersecurity services, has become a disrupter in the security industry by introducing smart, crowd-sourced security testing through a comprehensive platform that covers every element of cyber risk. Clients are able to anticipate potential attacks and mitigate them by using a groundbreaking AI-Driven Managed Detection and Response system, designed to take down even the most sophisticated threats.

“No company wants to be in the news for reasons related to security breaches as that can bring their reputation crashing down,” says the President and CEO, Rahul Dhawan. “We help organizations stand strong and assist in stonewalling attempts at infiltrating their systems by offering one of the best security solutions available today. We have partnered with some of the biggest names in global cybersecurity solutions to strengthen our offering and transform the way companies handle their cyber security needs.”

With these strategic partnerships, Powersolv offers their clients a comprehensive solution that’s fully managed and involves the use of the best resources. The solutions are designed to provide robust protection to all the vulnerable areas of business operations by incorporating the best software, processes, and human intelligence.

Powersolv offers managed security services around the clock. The scope of these services includes:

• Security Consulting
• Security Testing
• Security Compliance
• Security Integration
• Security Monitoring

Powersolv is a serious player in the cybersecurity domain, offering solutions that provide the highest level of protection from all threats. The security platform, with active collaboration with their partners, places the protection of all sensitive data assets of clients at the core of their objectives.

If your business data and digital assets are at risk from cyber-attacks, you can trust Powersolv to provide customized solutions to cover all bases and help your business activities to go on uninterrupted.

About Powersolv, Inc.:

Powersolv, Inc., founded in 1995 and headquartered in Reston, VA, is a Microsoft Gold Partner and a CMMI Level 3, ISO 27001:2013, & ISO 9001:2015 certified premier IT Solutions and Consulting Services company. Powersolv specializes in offering Enterprise Technology, Business Process, Infrastructure Management & Cloud services to address the growing Information Technology demands in the public sector. They supply best of breed technology services with a proven commitment to excellence delivered with superior customer service.

To learn more about Powersolv, visit or call directly at (703)-230-5500.

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RemoteSalesReps.Com is simplifying the process for hiring QUALITY work-from-home sales reps

After many years of unbeaten services, Ben and Steven Cawiezell (twin brothers) are slightly shiffting their focus into creating even more jobs for the vastly growing remote sales industry. offers a platform for entrepreneurs, and business owners to recruit the best remote sales reps on the market. For sales reps, it’s an amazing platform to get hired and find the perfect sales environment to thrive in. has recruited thousands of work-from-home sales professionals crossing hundreds of industries and that list is growing daily.

There is a strong appeal for work-from-home job positions but few of them offer the earning potential that most sales opportunities present.

RemoteSalesReps.Com was originally launched in 2011 as HireACloser.Com which specialized in recruiting, training and managing remote high-ticket sales teams, mostly focusing in the coaching and software industries.

The driving factor behind the initial launch was that any talented sales rep with a phone and online access could easily earn 6 figures from the comfort of their own homes. Hire A Closer was a great success but was limited by the number of teams they could manage while trying to scale. This is when the Cawiezell Brothers decided to make the move to the recruitment model (Remote Sales Reps) allowing them to connect more amazing opportunities with top level talent.

“We are a global economy and with the overwhelming rise of virtual companies, there is no reason to limit your talent selection. We are trying to create organization in the chaotic remote sales job market.” Ben Cawiezell states during their upcoming launch.

Remote Sales Reps takes the heavy lifting off hiring for a sales position with so much appeal that job posts are often completely saturated by 1-CLICK applicants who do not qualify for the position on any level.

Remote Sales Reps is only interested in delivering long-term candidates for companies. On the same note, Remote Sales Reps is only accepting job opportunities that they believe their service could find quality candidates for, no affiliate offers and no opportunities that do not offer some kind of lead source.  

About Remote Sales Reps

Remote Sales Reps revolutionary platform helps business owners, recruiters and hiring managers  to reach the strongest remote sales representatives on the market. Remote Sales Reps mission is to connect top remote sales reps with stable job opportunities.

With over a decade of recruiting, training and managing remote teams all over the world, they have a strong understanding of what it takes to build an effective team. is working deligently to find the best talent for you from various sources as per your need.

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Powersolv, Inc. Successfully Meets All the Statutory Demands For its ISO 9001:2015 & 27001:2013 Certifications

Powersolv Inc., the premier Information Technology Services Company and a reputed name in providing technologysolutions to various clients at Federal, State, County level as well as to Quasi Federal, Not-for-profit, and Local Agencies, has announced that they have successfully completed their Surveillance Audit 2 for ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013 certifications.

Surveillance Audit is an audit conducted within specific time frames on organizations that have been awarded ISO certificationsto ensure that they continue to maintain the standard and statutory requirements. The audit is conducted every year by an external auditor.

“We are happy to announce that we have successfully completedthe Surveillance Audit 2 for our ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013 certifications,” says the President and CEO, Rahul Dhawan.“These audits are a part of the ongoing periodic review of the quality management system as well as information security management system of theorganization. These audits are conducted to highlight Powersolv’s ongoing and unwavering commitment to our clients at various levels to continually provide them with thebest-of-breed solutions and latest technologies”

The successful completion of the Surveillance Audit 2 has allowed Powersolvto proudly claim to bean ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 certified company. It also reflects their high level of commitment to providing the best quality IT services and solutions to their clients. For certifications to be allocated and remain valid, organizations are required to demonstrate their adherence to the stringent quality and security measures, customer service processes, and statutory requirements.

About Powersolv, Inc.:

Established in 1995, Powersolv is a CMMI Level 3 and a Microsoft Gold Partner Certified Information Technology Services provider with its headquarters in the Washington DC Metro region. Powersolv specializes in offeringsoftware development and systems integration, and business process improvementservices to address the growing information technology demands in the public sector.They supply the best breed of technology services with a proven commitment toexcellence delivered with superior customer service.They areone of the leading players in Enterprise Technology, Business Process, Infrastructure,Management& Cloud Services. The company also offers a wide range of other key services underthe IT domain such as Database Management, Legacy Systems Migration, Technical Support, Staff Augmentation, Network Infrastructure, and Enterprises Mobile Solutions.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Professional Services,Services,Technology,U.S

Don't Pay All Listed New Year Coupons and Discounts For Users to Shop & Save More

Don’tPayAll, a well-known faster-growing online retailer is a proud company that delivers the best promotional campaigns, coupons, deals & discounts from all over the world brands to the customers for the best shopping experience. Dealing on this venture since years, it has brought up long lists of all New Year Coupons and Discounts for the users to shop newly with saving money. The company has recently listed many FRESH OFFERS to wow its users. The company has officially listed numerous offers and discounts of various businesses and making its users aware of it so that shopping becomes easy with New Year savings.

Don’tPayAll is a renowned online coupons & discounts retailer that has not only confined itself to the tenets of a promotional campaign. Instead, it has put up a high emphasis on bringing major hot deals and latest voucher codes from over three-thousand online suppliers. It has built a vast medium where the users can easily find numerous promotions and voucher codes truly given by the best reliable partners and members. The owner of the firm believes that exponential exposure of business very much depends on how well and justifiably the offers and discounts are being provided to the users keeping trends and occasion in mind. Don’tPayAll also added some top products’ offer and discounts that have been launched by the company in the time of New Year 2018. The owners of the company duly stress on the fact that the services provided are scalable and highly efficient.

As expected, more and more deals, offers, hot deals, coupons, & discounts have already appeared and still the process is going on. The existing users are excited shopping with New Year’s deals as they are getting excellent opportunities of saving money. On the contrary, some new people are becoming familiar with such timely offers and which is why Don’tPayAll is continuously listing up more & more New Year deals and discounts. With these cheap offers and latest deals, the first-time users can easily shop with few clicks and earn money as savings.

Don’tPayAll is committed to providing the best discounts, deals and offers to their users. That is why it continues to surprise their users and first-time users by giving latest yet fastest exciting deals and offers to shop endlessly.

Posted in: Marketing & Sales,Media & Communications,Services,Shopping & Deal,Website & Blog

Relevance Features E-Book ‘The 5 Most Influential Topics for B2B Marketing’ - A Highly Focused Guide to B2B Marketing

Relevance, a reputed and leading top-ranked content promotion publication followed by top marketers and B2B businesses of the world, has featured the e-book, ‘The 5 Most Influential Topics for B2B Marketing’ on their website. The marketing experts at Relevance are of the opinion that this book will help marketers remain steadily focused on their priorities. The content is available in the form of a podcast hosted by Bernie Borges, CMO at Vengreso, and co-hosted by Dayle Hall, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Lithium Technologies.

“We are pleased to offer to all online marketers this amazing e-book ‘The 5 Most Influential Topics for B2B Marketing’ which is part of the reputed Social Business Journal,” says the spokesperson for “This book can help marketers discover where to focus their efforts by cutting through the noise. The five key topics in B2B marketing discussed in the book include case studies and insights into becoming the most successful B2B marketers.”

‘The 5 Most Influential Topics for B2B Marketing’ is a must-read for marketers passionate about success in online marketing as it touches on all the relevant and hot topics associated with selling online today. Each podcast focuses on topics that are highly relevant for B2B marketing today.

Episode 1 in this podcast is: Influencer marketing is dead. All hail marketing to influencers. Here, the experts discuss how B2B influencer marketing has become one of the most poorly understood concepts leading to creation of poorly planned programs and negligible outcomes. Influencer marketing is a great idea that can deliver amazing results when executed properly. However, user generated content is the best. In the future, it will be customers and influencers who will drive campaign ideas and programs.

Episode 2 is titled – Data Overload: How do you harness it? There is a huge inflow of data today and immense pressure on marketers to use them. However, it is important for marketers to make use of the right data to get their marketing strategy right. Lack of the right people, processes, and technology makes them lose their way. That’s why integrating transactional, social, and behavioral data is important.

Episode 3 covers the topic: Digital Customer eXperience is the new battleground. Brands that put the wants, needs, and expectations of customers at the heart of the brand experience are assured long-term customer loyalty.

Episode 4 deals with ‘The state of social engagement 2017’. Brands must find a holistic and simplified way of listening, responding, and engaging over multiple channels simultaneously to gain greater visibility and accountability.

Episode 5 is titled – A love story: When sales and marketing get aligned. It deals with one of the biggest challenges of organizations, which is also one of the biggest opportunities. believes that marketers can definitely improve their prospects by downloading this e-book and following the tips and recommendations offered by experts. It is a sure-fire recipe for success for marketers, provided they make use of the informative gems that the experts have shared.


Relevance is the fastest growing content promotion publication in the world. It is one of the most reputed and trusted platforms across the world over for insights, resources, trends, and information associated with content marketing, and more particularly to content promotion.

For more information, visit

Posted in: Books & Literature,Services,U.S

A String Of Latest Coupons Including Zappos Discount Coupon Codes From Don’tPayAll Beckoning Consumers

By adding thousands of coupon codes and discount codes every week, Don’tPayAll is forging ahead as a leading coupon website in the market. 

This web store features much more. There are daily deals in almost all categories one can think of. 

Zappos discount coupon codes are enticing customers to buy the latest in men’s and women’s shoes, kids’ clothing, and more.

The use of digital coupon codes is witnessing an exponential rise.
Customers buying on the net are lapping up coupon codes in millions.
According to an estimate, a little more than 300 billion coupons were distributed in 2012.
With companies floating more digital coupons and a greater share of buyers using them, the traditional paper coupon seems to be slowly edging out. 

Companies are trying to be smarter than competition by making it easier for consumers to locate coupons. 

All one needs to do now is visit websites like Don’tPayAll, a virtual one-stop shop to get any coupon deal under the sun.

For example, integrity botanicals coupon offers discounts on numerous skin care, body care, and hair care products containing natural or organic ingredients.
Digital coupons are offering merchants’ more flexibility in their deals. They set limits on the validity of the coupons, on how many times a consumer can use a coupon, and also discontinue the deal when the promotion kits its target limit. 

“Retailers are smart when they offer coupons”, says a stay at home mom. “I am always fastidious when I choose to apply these”. 

Shoppers seem to be smarter. 

“A company stands to lose its credibility if its coupons are not functional”, says a spokesperson for Don’tPayAll. 

Don’tPayAll seems to be going out of its way in ensuring coupons displayed in its website are functional. 

“We take the utmost care by pre-verifying all coupons for its functionalities,” assures Don’tPayAll. 

A good percentage of millennial, Generation Xers, and baby boomers are now extensively using digital coupons. 

Nearly 25 million Americans are using mobile coupons applications every month. 

But there seems to plenty of scope still for the digital coupon industry to expand. 

According to a report, US shoppers have not yet completely switched over to digital coupons. Even by adding up the mobile coupon offers and increase in discount apps, only half or 50% of the US population are using online coupons.
With Don’tPayAll offering an enormous collection of ready-to-use coupons, we may well see a gradual but definitive increase in coupon code users. 


Don’tPayAll, a registered trade mark of BOGO COMPANY., LTD is a top firm in the coupon trading market. It provides a huge assortment of active coupon codes and deals from thousands of reputable brand names from across the globe. 

For more information, contact the company at:
Contact number: +84(4)322 008 869 

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales,Retail,Services,Shopping & Deal

Don’tPayAll offers consumers exciting Amazon discount coupon codes

Don’tPayAll seems to be riding the wave of popularity by presenting customers with the broadest array of coupon codes in the market. 

The enticement includes Amazon discount coupon codes from one of the world’s top website retailers; coupon codes from Nike, Sears, Swarovski, The Gallery Collection, Vans, and more.
Thousands of retailers today are offering special coupon codes that straight away give buyers a flat dollar off, hefty percentage discount, or free shipping.

"Consumers wait for sweet deals”, says an online retailer of apparel. “My store has bargain offerings round the year”.

The internet is toting up the ease for thousands of buyers across the world. All they have to do is type the name of the store or a brand in a search box and click on the link. 

It has become a fashion for people to brag to their friends how much they have saved by using coupon codes. 

But there are rare events when coupon codes fail to deliver. 

The offering may have expired or it may simply not be functional for various reasons. 

Don’tPayAll is instilling confidence among buyers by reiterating that the coupon codes on their websites are fully reliable. 

“We source coupon codes with abundant care”, says a spokesperson of Don’tPayAll. “They are all pre-verified so that online users won’t find them non-functional”. 

To reinforce confidence, Don’tPayAll assures customers that its dedicated and highly skilled staff consistently strives to present them with the hottest deals in the market. 

The claims of Don’tPayAll appear convincing. has a record number of subscribers and affiliates. The website has 50000+ retailers and is still going strong. 

“Our website has already logged in more than 100 million visitors looking for hot deals and special offers from an enormous collection of business verticals”.

Bargain deals are coming in a variety of approaches. 

The consumers can make use of store-wide percentage off coupon codes, set dollar off promo codes, free shipping coupon codes, clearance only codes, or BOGO codes ( buy one-get one free). 

Don’tPayAll with its inclusive offerings is saving a lot of time for consumers looking for store flyers. 

One quick glance at Don’tPayAll website will convince buyers why it is the best in the market. 

“For that bridal dress I wanted to buy, Azazie promo codes got me good deals”, says a steno. 

With Don’tPayAll continuing to offer thousands of coupon codes every week, it is happy shopping for consumers.

Don’tPayAll, is a top firm in the coupon trading market. It provides a huge assortment of active coupon codes and deals from thousands of reputable brand names from across the globe. 

For more information, contact the company at:

Contact number: +84(4)322 008 869 

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales,Retail,Services,Shopping & Deal

Don’tPayAll Offering American Apparel Discount Codes And Numerous Other Bargain Deals

With over 9000 free coupon codes and discount codes added this week, Don’tPayAll is establishing itself as a leader in the coupon code market.
Retailers, both the brick-and-mortar and the online variety, are using various strategies to make consumers spend money. 

Gone are the days when catchy slogans and promotional signs were the chief enticers. Today, there are more temptations. 

The online coupon codes are coming across as a simple, yet powerful, enticement for shoppers to lap up bargain deals. 

“I never pay the full price when coupon codes are around”, says an administrative assistant of an IT firm. “I have been using American apparel discount coupon codes whenever I buy summer wear for my family”. 

It is no wonder retailers know the mood of buyers. 

“Coupon codes are an excellent way to track and measure my advertising return on investment”, says an online retailer of shoes and clothing.

“With coupon codes of Zappos, I get to know the exact sales each of my campaign generates”. 

But coupon codes are not always god-send promises. 

“I have experienced plenty of bad ones – mostly expired coupons”, says an avid online shopper. 

Such experiences have been echoed by thousands of buyers. 

While the online coupon industry is continuing to grow, so are problem coupons.

Fortunately, Don’tPayAll is assuring consumers that all the coupons listed on its website are genuine. 

“We source our coupons after plenty of care. All are verified previously to ensure they are functional”. 

Don’tPayAll, the leading coupon code website has a massive collection of ready-to-use coupons. It boasts of having on its roll 10 million members. 

According to a spokesperson of Don’tPayAll, this website has offered hot deals and special offers from more than 50000 retailers across all segments. 

The USP of Don’tPayAll is they never put up fake and outdated listings. 

Big money is flowing to several companies in the online coupon industry. Yet, for a consumer, the byword is reliability. 

Don’tPayAll, luckily, seems to be instilling confidence in consumers. The website has logged in 100 million visitors and going strong. 

According to a survey by CCG Catalyst, 45% of millennial use coupons.

It is just not the budget conscious that use coupons. Nearly 28% of affluent households’ shoppers in the United States contribute to the increasing use of coupons. 

With a forecast that 1.6 billion coupons will be delivered annually to consumers by 2020, the future for Don’tPayAll appears sunny. 


Don’tPayAll is a top firm in the coupon trading market. It provides a huge assortment of active coupon codes and deals from thousands of reputable brand names from across the globe. 

For more information, contact the company at:


Contact number: +84(4)322 008 869 

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Don’tPayAll Listing American Apparel Promo Codes Offering Cash Back

Don’tPayAll is inviting companies to list their coupon codes on its website and help consumers save money. 

Coupon codes are continuing to be a key strategy for online merchants to pull in new customers and retain the old ones. 

“Who does not want to save a few bucks by applying coupons?” says a Dallas housewife. “I always look for American apparel promo codes while shopping for a hoodie for my dog”.
American Apparel has perhaps one of the largest garment factories in the United States. Its collection includes even canine wardrobe items.
Simply put, Don’tPayAll by listing coupon codes is making it easy for shoppers to find bargain deals.
This leading coupon code website is listing coupons from popular stores such as Udemy, Walmart, Sephora, Stereo, Vans, and more.
“SAS shoes are a favorite of my family,” says a sales rep of a pharmaceutical firm. “We always look for SAS shoes sales coupons for that bargain deal”. 

Don’tPayAll is a one-stop window for coupons. By adding thousands of new coupons every week, it is making available to consumers hot deals and special offers from thousands of online merchants.
Its user-friendly interface is remarkably easy for online shoppers to navigate and search for coupons they want. 

“We are different from other coupon traders”, says a rep of Don’tPayAll. “We put a great deal of effort while selecting coupons from vendors and affiliate marketing networks”.
The remarks from Don’tPayAll seem reassuring. The website asserts that they pre-substantiate the coupons to ensure their credibility.
“It can be a frustrating experience to apply the coupon code at the last leg of our buying process and find it isn’t working”, says a college sophomore. 

But coupon codes may not work for several reasons. There could be exclusions, restrictions, or the user may not have entered it correctly.

Don’tPayAll is making it convenient for shoppers to regulate their online spending. 

“Even though good deals are abundantly available online, promo codes must be obtainable at the click of a few buttons”, says an avid online shopper.
Don’tPayAll is doing this very well.
The website has daily deals, cash back stores, and top coupon codes from practically all categories of stores. 

100 million visitors to Don’tPayAll possibly cannot be wrong. 

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