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    Earlier this spring, NAPCO was named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association For Business Resources (NABR). NAPCO was overjoyed to be able to attend the educational luncheon and awards ceremony as one of the 101 businesses that were selected.

    Skokie, IL (PRWEB) July 27, 2017

    Earlier this spring, NAPCO was named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association For Business Resources (NABR). This is a highly desirable commendation as it is awarded to only 101 Chicago-area businesses each year. The award is given out to companies that have shown a significant commitment to improving human resources and customer service operations.

    The selection process was highly competitive and consisted of several stages. First, each of the 101 companies were separated into small, medium, and large businesses according to the number of people employed at each business (1-100, 101-300, and 301+ respectively). They were then evaluated by an independent research firm based on company standards in many different areas including; engagement and retention, employee education and development, compensation, recruitment, benefits and employee solutions, engagement, and employee enrichment. Only then were the top 101 companies selected to receive this award.

    NAPCO was overjoyed to be able to attend the educational luncheon and awards ceremony as one of the 101 businesses that were selected. Dani Nichols, Vice President, Ricardo Alanis, Shipping & Receiving, Trina Benford, Customer Service, and Steve Coven, President, were all in attendance. In addition to the presentation of the awards, the program included many networking opportunities as well as community activities, an address by the NABR President and CEO Jennifer Kluge, and an educational panel discussion on best practices led by the Chicago Advisory Board.

    “It was such an amazing opportunity to attend this presentation by the National Association of Business Resources,” said Steve Coven, Owner and Creative Director at NAPCO. “The educational opportunities were really a once-in-a-lifetime experience and the fact that we were able to be there because of our unwavering dedication to customer service improvement means the world to all of us.”

    To go along with the networking and other educational sessions, the program also included two professional seminars. The first was called “Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: The Moral Imperative for Growth and Innovation in the Digital Age” and outlined the reasons why pervasive EQ leadership is so relevant, as through this leadership innovative company culture can be sustained and companies can transform into leaders in their fields. The second presentation was “Cascade Engineering’s Trailblazing Recruiting Programs: Welfare to Career and Returning Citizens” and addressed how companies can make a positive impact in their communities.

    NAPCO is proud to have been able to attend this event and be recognized for the outstanding work they do each and every day. NAPCO is always on the lookout for new ways to learn and grow their business practices to continue to provide the best possible customer service for their clients. For more information visit http://www.napcoltd.com or call NAPCO at 800-888-1081.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/napco-chicago-best-award/refinishing-supplies/prweb14547954.htm

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    The luxury rental townhome community in Winslow Township has had 40 units rented since its recent grand opening.

    Winslow Township, NJ (PRWEB) July 27, 2017

    Kali Road, LLC is offering a one-month free rent promotion with a 13-month lease at its newest rental community, The Enclave at Winslow, a collection of 105 spacious townhomes in Winslow Township, NJ. Those interested are encouraged to stop by for a tour of the community’s new, fully furnished model.

    “Since The Enclave at Winslow opened in late April, we have already had 40 units rented and almost 30 tenants that have moved in,” said Jim Donnelly, Leasing Manager of Kali Road, LLC. “As a result of this success, we have decided to offer a special promotion for a limited time. Sign a new lease and receive 13 months for the price of 12.”

    Nestled amidst green space and preserved woodlands, The Enclave at Winslow offers modern conveniences and stress-free living at its 36-acre community. Prospective tenants can tour the community’s fully furnished townhome model featuring two bedrooms with two-and-a-half baths and a second floor loft. This unit includes an open floor plan and nine-foot first floor ceilings; a spacious master suite with walk-in closet and a designer kitchen with 42” Shaker-style cabinetry, granite countertops, glass backsplashes and stainless steel appliances.

    “All homes have rear patios with privacy fences that overlook woods or open space that are perfect for enjoying the warmer weather,” said Donnelly. “Enclave at Winslow residents will also benefit from conveniences like in-home laundry (including washer and dryer) and private garage entries.”

    Located on a private street across from Winslow Township Elementary 4, The Enclave at Winslow includes a 36-acre setting that features expansive green space and preserved woodlands with walking trails. Small buildings with four to five homes offer a close-knit community feel. Exterior homes feature 1,655 sq. ft. of spacious living space with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths; starting at $1,945 per month. Interior homes feature 1,495 sq. ft. of living space with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and a loft; starting at $1,795 per month.

    All homes have an ENERGY STAR™ high efficiency rating. High quality insulation, windows with Low-E, argon-filled glass and screens, 96 percent high efficiency central heating and 15 SEER air conditioning with automatic setback thermostats keep temperatures regulated efficiently. Homes also benefit from a tankless hot water heater and Whirlpool® ENERGY STAR™ appliances, including a self-cleaning gas range, dishwasher, microwave vented to the exterior, refrigerator with ice maker, garbage disposal, washer and gas dryer.

    The Enclave at Winslow is located close to shopping and restaurants at The Shoppes at Crossed Keys, Heritage Plaza and Whitman Square Shopping Centers. Entertainment can be found in nearby Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Wharton State Forest and several area golf courses offer outdoor recreation, while commuters will enjoy convenient access to the Atlantic City Expressway, Route 42, Route 295 and train service.

    “Our residents enjoy an intimate neighborhood that’s only minutes from everything Winslow Township has to offer,” said Donnelly. “Within two miles of our community, you’ll find convenient shops including Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Wawa, ShopRite and Acme, plus countless restaurants and two movie theaters.”

    The Enclave at Winslow is located at 540 Kali Road in Winslow Township, NJ (GPS: 540 Kali Road, Sicklerville). To learn more, visit EnclaveAtWinslow.com.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/EnclaveAtWinslow/WinslowTownship/prweb14537921.htm

    The post Sign a New Lease at the Enclave at Winslow and Receive 13 Months for the Price of 12 appeared first on Latest Technology News.


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    Sales and marketing solution provider, Lead Liaison, distills how marketing automation can help educational institutions reach their goals without breaking the bank.

    Allen, TX (PRWEB) July 27, 2017

    Lead Liaison, a software company that specializes in providing marketing and sales solutions, released a collection of resources for educational institutions this week. Their Education Kit includes an overview of marketing in the education sector, a checklist of how to apply marketing automation specifically to educational institutions, various case studies, and more.

    “We already know that we’ve got a powerful solution, but the problem that a lot of people run into is how to apply it,” says Jen Worsham, Director of Client Relations at Lead Liaison. “Marketing for higher education can be difficult, but it shouldn't be. We want to show, based on in depth research and real-life case studies, that marketing automation can help increase student retention, accelerate new student enrollment, and streamline communication.”

    Lead Liaison’s Education Kit encourages educational institutions to evoke emotion with their audience by telling compelling stories and using a consistent theme across omni-channel marketing efforts - both online and offline.

    The kit breaks down which of Lead Liaison’s features solve problems that are commonly found in marketing for higher education. Automation, for example, can improve response time and increase operating efficiency. Personalized website content tailors website visitors’ experience, making it unique to each student. Lead Liaison supports omni-channel marketing, including email, social media, text messages, postcards, and even handwritten letters, which helps build emotional ties between the audience and the university. They assist in overcoming budget issues by tracking Campaign ROI. Using ROI data can justify more budget, or assist in finding where to cut back by assessing the methods that have not been successful.

    Florida International University uses Lead Liaison on a daily basis. They wanted to have more meaningful and relevant conversations with their students and prospective students. Features like Lead Liaison’s database segmentation, social append, Salesforce integration, and even onsite training, helped FIU accomplish these goals. Now, they are able to speak to prospective students the way that they want to be spoken to. “Lead Liaison has made our experience so much more efficient and enjoyable. We are now able to quickly create high impact messages with the email builder, we can assess email campaign performance, and even analyze real time insight into Prospect activity,” says Eva Marie Gasson, Assistant Director of Communications at FIU.

    Lead Liaison also proves, with this Education Kit, that marketing automation isn’t just for prospective students. Educational institutions can communicate with alumni or faculty in the same way they automate other communications to prospective students. Advisors or Success Coaches can use the platform to coordinate and track university mentor programs. The opportunities are truly endless with a platform as powerful as Lead Liaison.

    About Lead Liaison

    Lead Liaison provides cloud-based sales and marketing automation solutions that helps businesses accelerate revenue by attracting, converting, closing and retaining more prospects. Filling a void in the small pool of marketing automation providers that focus on marketing-centric functionality, Lead Liaison gives equal focus to sales providing sophisticated visitor tracking and additional website engagement tools to boost sales effectiveness. Lead Liaison blends ease-of-use, a flexible business model, deep external integration, marketing across social, web, mobile, email and offline channels and powerful functionality, all specifically tailored for mid-sized businesses, into a single platform, called Revenue Generation Software®. Lead Liaison is headquartered in Allen, Texas, near Dallas. For more information, visit http://www.leadliaison.com or call 1-800-89-LEADS (895-3237).

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14548611.htm

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    IgniteNet has teamed up with cyber safety innovator Family Zone to bring IgniteNet access points into the world’s leading cyber safety ecosystem.

    (PRWEB) July 27, 2017

    Family Zone is the first fully comprehensive cyber safety service deployable by ISPs to Internet subscribers worldwide. This partnership not only creates new revenue streams for ISPs but also enables their subscribers to seamlessly add policy controls to their networks.

    The IgniteNet / Family Zone partnership provides the ideal solution for:

    ●    Residential customers seeking advanced networking and to protect their family, moderate internet usage and limit screen time

    ●    Educational providers seeking to comply with regulations and manage duty of care

    ●    Enterprise WiFi providers seeking the advanced features of IgniteNet and the ability to restrict inappropriate access to their networks.

    Family Zone app is enabled via the IgniteNet cloud controller.

    Family Zone is a global leader in cyber safety. Launched in 2016, Family Zone has developed a world first cyber safety ecosystem. Family Zone technology is being installed in many of the world’s biggest telco providers and is now embedded in over 300 prestigious schools worldwide.

    The cloud controller from IgniteNet is a powerful and cost effective platform to monitor and manage multiple networks with 1000’s of devices for only $99 USD per year. It is ideal for ISPs that not only want to offer a managed in-home or in-business networking solution but that also want to easily deploy additional value-add services over that platform from anywhere, anytime. Now, with the Family Zone application, IgniteNet cloud users are one click away from having their network cyber safety sorted.

    “We are really excited about Family Zone integration into our growing application marketplace. It opens up new opportunities for our ISP customers to offer a comprehensive cyber safety application to their subscriber base. Applications like these and others in our marketplace not only add tremendous value to subscribers, but they also give ISPs additional revenue streams and let them stay competitive in the market,” says Harold Bledsoe, President of IgniteNet.

    Managing Director of Family Zone Tim Levy says: “IgniteNet have an fantastic product range and, likeFamily Zone, have our passion for empowerment. We are excited to join the IgniteNet marketplace and to bring Family Zone’s digital experience solutions to this large and fast growing market.Family Zone has been developed from the ground to support partnerships and we’re delighted to be part of this ecosystem and to create value for IgniteNet’s ISP customers”

    About IgniteNet

    Headquartered in Irvine, CA, IgniteNet is a wholly owned subsidiary of SMC Networks, Inc. IgniteNet has a proven track record of producing powerful, reliable, and easy to deploy, innovative cloud managed wireless solutions and the industry's lowest cost 60 GHz wireless technology through channel partners worldwide focused on Enterprises and service providers.

    About Family Zone

    Family Zone leads the market with a fully integrated school, home and mobile cyber safety offering. Passionate about helping parents across the globe manage what their kids are doing online, the Family Zone solution removes adult content for safe searching, manages screen time, apps and in-app purchases and set routines and device sleep times . Easy to setup and easy to use, Family Zone has cyber safety sorted.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14544776.htm

    The post IgniteNet Announces the Launch of the Family Zone Cyber Safety Application appeared first on Latest Technology News.


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    Meet the AppZero team, clients and other industry leading experts as we network at the Royal Ontario Museum, talk about migrations: the good, the bad and the future, and end the event with a dinner boat cruise as we take in the best view of the City of Toronto.

    (PRWEB) July 27, 2017

    AppZero is pleased to announce the final dates for it’s inaugural Toronto User Conference and the expansion of event attendees. In the beginning, the User event was intended strictly for AppZero customers... however, given recent industry developments and malware attacks, people really want to learn more about AppZero, so the decision was made to expand attendance to a broader audience!

    For registered attendees, The AppZero Technology Showcase will be held on September 19th and 20th 2017 in Toronto. The event will outline AppZero methodology for automated Window Server modernization and will provide a first-hand look at our new technology AZ-Maestro.

    It will include visits to local highlights including a networking event at the world famous Royal Ontario Museum and an evening dinner boat cruise. The main conference, which is being held at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Center Hotel, will include application migration success stories, and a round table discussions with attendees and industry leading professionals.

    If you’d like to register for this event and learn more about AppZero, please go to: http://www.appzero.com/techeventtoronto

    Note: Attendance is free for qualified registered attendees (with the exception of accommodation and travel). Contact us for a discounted hotel rate.

    Spaces are limited, sign up today!

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14536481.htm

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    MasteryTCN™ is publishing a new series of courses, produced by ERI Safety Videos, to help provide a more concise version of popular safety training topics for organizations to use for refresher training.

    Novi, Michigan (PRWEB) July 27, 2017

    MasteryTCN™ is publishing a new series of courses, produced by ERI Safety Videos, to help provide a more concise version of popular safety training topics for organizations to use for refresher training. These “Concise” training courses feature HD videos around or under 10 minutes in length.

    These courses help organizations build a library of training content with a full-length program for new hires or employees taking on new job roles, and a concise version of the same course for employees to take annually as a refresher. These courses are also helpful for organizations looking for a training solution to accommodate a time constraint.

    MasteryTCN will continue to add Concise Version courses to its library in the coming months. Here are the first six that have been released:

    Emergency Preparedness and Response - Concise Version

    Cell Phones In The Workplace: A Dangerous Distraction - Concise Version

    Electrical Safety For Qualified Workers - Concise Version

    Bloodborne Pathogens: The Unexpected Hazard - Concise Version

    Hearing Protection and You - Concise Version

    PPE: Your Last Layer Of Protection - Concise Version

    Courses published on the MasteryTCN courseware platform offer users a standardized learning experience. Every course plays on all devices (including smart phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops) and across all browsers. Each course ends with an interactive learning assessment, which coaches learners to master the material at hand.

    MasteryTCN works with HR Cloud Service providers to offer a catalog of over 900 video-based, e-learning programs to employers of all sizes, across all industries. For a complete listing of available courses, visit http://www.masterytcn.com.

    If you are an employer looking to train your workforce, see if your current HR Cloud Service provider offers MasteryTCN courses or get a referral from us here.

    About Mastery TCN™

    MasteryTCN is the e-learning industry’s first Training Content Network. Mastery partners with leading video content providers to co-produce the largest, standardized, workplace e-learning resource library available. MasteryTCN then partners with HR Cloud Service providers to help employers obtain high-quality training resources through the vendors they already prefer. In this way Mastery fulfills its mission of helping build more successful, effective and amazing organizations.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14545481.htm

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    The Website Says Healthy Paws is the Best Dog Insurance Provider For 2017

    Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 27, 2017

    Canine Journal, a lifestyle site known for being the authority on “all things dog,” has performed their 2017 audit of pet insurance companies, and ranked Healthy Paws Pet Insurance as the “Best Dog Insurance” provider. The site singled out Healthy Paws for featuring reimbursements of up to 90% of veterinary costs with no annual or lifetime caps on payouts, great customer service, and reasonable premium prices.

    Canine Journal performs in-depth research to evaluate companies, including combing through user reviews, customer feedback and social media mentions and comments. They found Healthy Paws ranked high on customer service, affordability, easy-to-understand plan coverage and unlimited annual and lifetime payouts. Canine Journal explains that Healthy Paws edged out the competition when they factored in that every free pet insurance quote results in a donation toward a homeless pet’s medical care.

    "Our review of the industry this year demonstrated that Healthy Paws currently offers the best pet insurance policy with unlimited lifetime benefits and paperless claims,” says Michelle Schenker of CanineJournal.com. “Plus, they have an annual deductible rather than a per condition deductible, which means increased claim payouts if the pet has multiple conditions during the year.”

    “Canine Journal has been a key partner in spreading the good news about Healthy Paws,” says Rob Jackson, CEO of Healthy Paws Pet Insurance. “Our passion for dogs and cats drives us to wow pet parents every day with extraordinary service, an easy-to-use app and delivery on our promises. To be recognized for it feels pretty great!”

    To see how Healthy Paws stacks up against other pet insurance providers, check out Canine Journal’s comparison reviews for 2017 and get the company’s ranking and scores for policy, customer service, claim payments and more.

    About Healthy Paws Pet Insurance®

    Healthy Paws is one of the leading pet insurance program providers in the U.S. for dogs and cats and ranked #1 by customers on leading review websites. Its insurance policies are provided by Chubb whose U.S. carriers are rated A++ by A.M. Best. The Healthy Paws Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides cash grants to pet adoption organizations specifically for life-saving vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries and advanced medical treatments of homeless pets in their care. Learn more about their mission to save more homeless pets and how you can help. For more information about Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, visit http://www.healthypawspetinsurance.com.

    About Canine Journal®

    CanineJournal.com is a leading dog lifestyle website that regularly publishes educational information to help dog owners lead a better life with their pets. As an authority on all-things dog, Canine Journal has been a resource for pet owners providing advice, tips and ways to keep canines safe, healthy and happy since 2007. The team at CanineJournal.com publishes their pet insurance comparison results on an annual basis.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14546802.htm

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    Positions company for rapid growth

    Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) July 27, 2017

    MDSi announced today new leadership roles and strategic alignment initiatives to support rapid growth and technology changes in the IT Networking industry.

    “The IT networking industry technology is changing drastically with the shift to next generation networks. Our customers are looking for partners focused on providing innovative supply chain solutions that reduce the CAPEX and OPEX spend required to support their existing network. In addition, they need a partner that is investing in net new OEM’s, solutions and services to “stay ahead of the curve” throughout the migration to that next generation network. I am very excited about the new leadership roles and Supply Chain alignment to broaden our brand and exceed customer expectations throughout this technology change," said CEO of MDSi, Lisa McDonald.

    As part of this strategic reorganization:

    Christine Ferguson, former Director of Strategic Sales at MDSi, has accepted a leadership role as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Christine joined MDSi in January 2017 and brought with her extensive leadership experience in sales strategy, planning, execution and marketing. Christine will be responsible for creating an enhanced sales and marketing strategy for delivering innovative solutions that result in CAPEX and OPEX cost avoidance and reductions for MDSi’s current and future customers. She will have P&L responsibility and also manage the overall alignment between marketing and sales to drive a more comprehensive and efficient sales operational model. Her overall focus will be to develop future growth opportunities for MDSi’s full portfolio (network equipment, logistics & asset management solutions) across the Service Provider, MSO and Fortune 500 customer segments.

    Shannon Payne, former Vice President of Business Development has accepted the role of Vice President of Supply Chain Services & Strategic Alliances. Shannon joined MDSi in 2003 and has over 20 years of industry and leadership experience. In this new role, Shannon will lead the team in the strategy, design, development, and delivery of Supply Chain solutions to MDSi’s customers. His new team will focus on CAPEX and OPEX reductions along with further development of innovative solutions including MDSi’s ACUITY, BI Tools, and other strategic software tools and solutions.

    Dana Spyker has joined the MDSi team as the new Director of Marketing. Dana joins the organization with 25+ years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry with an extensive marketing and management background. She will be responsible for the further development of MDSi’s marketing/brand strategy as well as sales training content creation, delivery, and process improvements. Dana’s position was established by MDSi to drive lead generation, brand awareness, customer education and engagement.

    Dana and her organization will own the development and execution of marketing initiatives with the goal of driving profitability through lead acquisition and brand development while guiding the creative vision for the company. In addition, this position will be responsible for assisting and developing sales training programs and related customer presentation materials. Dana will focus on updating MDSi’s corporate website to better align growth initiatives with brand and social media strategy. Her direct reports will also include Business Development Representatives who will share responsibility for campaign management content and delivery to drive growth of MDSi’s client base” said Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Christine Ferguson.

    About MDSi

    Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, MDSi is Global IT provider of product and services focused on providing innovative solutions that support the entire lifecycle of the product. Their customer base consists of the largest telecom, cable, enterprise and data center environments in North America and Europe. For more information email MDSi at marketing(at)mdsiinc(dot)com.

    Follow MDSi via:

    Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mdsi-inc-

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MDSiSocial

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14545139.htm

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    High Schools in California are now utilizing the latest ezPaycheck 2017 payroll software to teach students about income tax and other deductions from paychecks. Get the details at http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp.

    Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2017

    Updated EzPaycheck 2017 payroll software from Halfpricesoft.com is a valuable learning tool for California High Schools when teaching students just how far a paycheck really goes. Students can now view the deductions that are taken out of paychecks and how much the employee actually brings home in a paycheck.

    "We are thrilled that our ezPaycheck payroll software can provide a valuable learning tool to High Schools around the US in how to prepare for the job world." said Dr. Ge, founder of Halfpricesoft.com.

    Students in the program receive a weekly or monthly paycheck printed by ezPaycheck that will reflect the wage level of the chosen career. Students get to see what the take-home pay would be after deductions for taxes, health insurance and savings plans.

    EzPaycheck payroll software is ideal for school programs because teachers have the following features:

    Set up virtual bank accounts

    Print life-like checks (based on virtual funds)

    Create unlimited virtual businesses

    Use with an unlimited number of students

    Assign pay rates to students that reflect real-world wages for chosen careers

    Program deductions for taxes using actual federal, state and local tax rates (updated annually)

    Program deductions for health insurance and savings plans

    Whether test-driving the software for use with a school program or trying out features for use with a business, new customers can sample ezPaycheck payroll software and all of its features free for up to 30 days. Beyond 30 days, a full-use license key can be purchased for just $89 per installation, per single user version.

    There is never a cost or obligation to test this low cost, high quality software application. Download at http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp.

    About Halfpricesoft.com

    Halfpricesoft.com is a leading provider of small business software, including payroll software, employee attendance tracking software, accounting software, check printing software, W2, software, 1099 software, and ezACH direct deposit software. Software from halfpricesoft.com is trusted by thousands of customers and will help small business owners simplify their payroll processing and business management.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/Payroll-Software/Paycheck-Software/prweb14542276.htm

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    Global manufacturer of combustion and environmental equipment Zeeco, Inc., announced the launch of a significant new system for real-time industrial flare monitoring. The FlareGuardian™ direct, remote flare monitoring system meets key U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for ensuring industrial flares such as those used in the process industries meet mandated emission standards and operate as efficiently as possible.

    Broken Arrow, OK (PRWEB) July 27, 2017

    Global manufacturer of combustion and environmental equipment Zeeco, Inc., announced the launch of a new system for real-time industrial flare monitoring. The FlareGuardian™ direct, remote flare monitoring system meets key U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for ensuring flares such as those used in a typical petroleum refinery meet mandated emission standards and operate as efficiently as possible.

    “The industry has long recognized the known shortcomings of indirect flare monitoring methods, and that knowledge, combined with the new EPA standards and a compliance deadline of January 2019 drove the development of a new flare combustion efficiency (CE) measurement and monitoring meth-od,” said Brian Duck, Global Business Manager – Flare Systems at Zeeco, Inc. “This technology can be used to directly, autonomously, and continuously measure CE and smoke levels in real time,” Duck said, “It’s a significant improvement over other methods available.”

    This new method for flare monitoring has been proven accurate through a series of large-scale valida-tion tests. The technology, known as Video Imaging Spectro-Radiometry (VISR), is an advanced multi-spectral Infrared (IR) imager that directly and remotely monitors flare performance. In addition to the measurement of CE, VISR also measures and reports the level of smoke in the flare flame regardless of day or night to provide the flare operator with a real-time tool to optimize flare performance, resulting in less assist fuel consumption, more efficient combustion, and lower overall flare emissions.

    “Unlike other emission sources, combustion in an industrial flare occurs in open air, so it does not allow for a practical method to directly monitor post-combustion flare emissions,” said Darton Zink, President and CEO of Zeeco, Inc. “To create a practical method for highly accurate, real-time monitoring, Zeeco, Inc. developed FlareGuardian, a patented direct flare monitoring system using VISR technology,” Zink said.

    Previously, flare operators have been limited to indirect flare monitoring options including Gas Chromatograph (GC), calorimeters, flare gas flow meters and monitoring, and steam / air controls. Now, the maintenance and calibration-free ZEECO® FlareGuardian offers an alternative direct monitoring system that eliminates the ongoing maintenance and operational costs inherent to indirect monitoring methods and can be installed while the flare is in-service.

    Cost savings vary depending on the current indirect monitoring method employed, but in many cases operators can save more than 50% of the capital, operation, and maintenance costs over the life of the equipment.

    About Zeeco, Inc.

    Zeeco is a privately held company founded in 1979 and is a recognized worldwide leader in combustion and environmental solutions. Zeeco designs and manufactures industrial combustion and pollution con-trol technologies for the refining, petrochemical, production, power, and pharmaceutical industries. Zeeco’s product lines include ultra-low emission burners, gas and liquid flaring systems, vapor control and recovery systems, and hazardous waste incineration. Zeeco’s corporate headquarters cover more than 250 acres near Tulsa, OK, in a modern debt-free facility that includes a 100,000 square-foot (9,290 m2) manufacturing facility and one of the industry’s largest ISO certified combustion research and test-ing facilities. Zeeco has more than 20 global offices and manufactures equipment on multiple conti-nents. More information is available on our website: zeeco.com

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14541599.htm

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    David Kepron, VP of global design strategies for Marriott International, will share his insights in the closing session, entitled "Mobile, Minds, and Merchandise", at the fourth annual CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit. Registration is open through Aug. 18.

    LOUISVILLE, KY (PRWEB) July 28, 2017

    David Kepron, Vice President of Global Design Strategies for Marriott International, will share his insights on the pervasiveness of digital media and how its integration to consumers' lives is influencing the structure of their brains as well as the physical environment. Kepron will be the closing keynote speaker at the upcoming CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit.

    The event, taking place August 21-23 in Philadelphia, will explore the many opportunities that retailers, restaurants and other B2C enterprises have for leveraging mobile and digital channels to build brands, increase sales and improve customer engagement, experience and loyalty.

    Kepron's session, entitled "Mobile, Minds and Merchandise" and sponsored by Brandify, will speak to how digital place-based media, handheld devices and emerging technologies are changing the way retailers, restaurateurs, hoteliers and myriad other businesses need to communicate with their customers.

    As Kepron notes, millennials are all the focus of many businesses, and there is a generation of emerging guests for whom expectations about how brand experiences should unfold are changing the paradigm of what a branded experience will be in a digitally mediated future.

    The session will also address why the evolution of digital technologies will promote a move in the creation of experience from the hands of the designer to those of the consumer enabled with mobile digital devices.

    In his vice president role, Kepron's focus is on the creation of compelling customer experiences within a unique group of Marriott brands called the “Distinctive Premium Brands,” including: Renaissance, Westin, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels.

    Kepron, with 20 years of retail design expertise in making meaningful customer connections at hotel properties around the globe, takes a multidisciplinary approach to design, focusing on understanding consumer behavior and the creation of relevant brand experiences at the intersection of architecture, sociology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies.

    For Kepron, the primary function of all customer experience design is to weave the customer's innate physical and emotional responses to the environment with the brand story making remarkable moments that foster lasting connections. He published his first book, "Retail (r)Evolution: Why Creating Right-Brain Stores Will Shape the Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World," in 2014. He also writes a blog called “Brain Food,” which is published monthly on vmsd.com.

    Don't miss the opportunity to learn from one of the top retail customer experience experts, as well as a long list of other leaders, at this year's CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit. Check out the agenda here and register here.

    Registration is open through August 18.

    About Networld Media Group

    Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company specializing in digital media, associations and events in the mobile, self-service, digital signage, retail, food service and financial services industries. Online properties include ATMmarketplace.com, BlockchainTechNews.com, DigitalSignageToday.com, FastCasual.com, FoodTruckOperator.com, KioskMarketplace.com, MobilePaymentsToday.com, PizzaMarketplace.com,QSRweb.com, RetailCustomerExperience.com and ChurchCentral.com. Networld event properties include the Fast Casual Executive Summit, CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit, Interactive Customer Experience Summit, Bank Customer Experience Summit and the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit. Networld also operates the ICX Association. Its newest offering, Networld Press, provides clients with an all-in-one website solution featuring custom website design and ongoing editorial, content strategy and website updates.

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    WebCroppers, a local digital marketing agency, is looking to arm small businesses with helpful tips that will cut costs so they can succeed.

    (PRWEB) July 28, 2017

    Many businesses simply don’t have the money to spend on a full-time develop, and that’s okay according to the spokesman for WebCroppers, Eugene Feinman. “What a business needs most is a solid website to start them off and simple maintenance until they make enough money to hire on a full-time developer,” added Feinman.

    Companies are making it easier and easier for people that don’t know anything about code to build, design, and maintain their website with basic drag and drop tools that have now become a staple in the industry.

    Companies like GoDaddy and WordPress are two of the leaders in this market, allowing people to choose templates that suit their needs. These templates require only minor tweaks, such as changing an image, adding written content, and changing the color of the design. The result is something that feels completely unique.

    WebCroppers, a marketing company that prides itself on providing new businesses with free marketing and design information has come up with some resources that businesses can use in place of a developer on their staff.

    Feinman stated, “WebCroppers is built on a team that started from nothing and worked its way to the top. We want businesses to have the same opportunity but to get anywhere, they need a website that looks nice, operates effectively, and gives a great user-experience. We wanted to provide people some of the best CMS sites to build a website for free or at least inexpensively.”

    WordPress- Having one of the most extensive lists of themes, templates, and plugins, this is a great place to start. If your templates lack something, you might simply be able to add a compatible plugin to remedy the situation.

    Druple 8- Drupal is a powerful platform for designing ecommerce websites. You can both add or modify a custom Drupal template in no time.

    Joomla – Create crisp, modern-looking websites in a matter of minutes. Even some famous companies like Nintendo have outsourced their website development for various counties with a simple Joomla setup.

    Shopify – If you’re in the ecommerce business then this is definitely the platform to get started on. This CMS will allow people to quickly setup shop, literally.

    GoDaddy – Offering a decent server in which to host a business’s website, Godaddy makes creating a website simple and fun.

    For more advice and tips on building a website, contact the experts at WebCroppers for more information.

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    Software-as-a-Service company doubles size of headquarters in North Morrison neighborhood

    Charleston, SC (PRWEB) July 28, 2017

    Charleston-based Ceterus announced recently that they are doubling their office space, expanding into the second floor of their current headquarters at 804 Meeting Street in the North Morrison tech district.

    This announcement follows their recent Series A-1 extension investment round of $6 million to grow their automated accounting and benchmarked reporting services for small business, which closed in June.

    Levi Morehouse, Ceterus Founder and CEO said, “We’re excited to expand in a great space and to be part of the awesome things happening in this neighborhood.” Morehouse continues, “The addition provides much needed capacity today with room to support future growth.”

    The renovated second story space was designed by RavenCliff Company, the property developer. The space features beautiful windows, a living garden wall, a spacious kitchen area complete with art done by local Charleston artists, and will be outfitted with standing desks for Ceterus team members.

    “We love the Charleston technology community, and we’re happy that now we have more space to host events and happy hours for others in the industry,” Morehouse said.

    The Ceterus team has already begun to move into the second floor office space.

    About Ceterus

    Ceterus, a Charleston-based technology and accounting company, empowers small business entrepreneurs with automated accounting and benchmarked reporting. Pairing Edge, its proprietary, cloud-based technology with professional accountants, Ceterus delivers a complete accounting and analytics solution for small business owners. Ceterus operates from its headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina, bringing together a growing team of top accounting and technology talent. For more information on the company and its solutions, visit http://www.ceterus.com.

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    “First Appointments” closes the gap between insight and action by setting appointments for agents with the people in their network most likely to sell.

    DURHAM, NC (PRWEB) July 28, 2017

    First, the company that uses data science and artificial intelligence to help real estate agents win more listings from their personal networks, has launched “First Appointments,” a service that sets up meetings on behalf of agents with the people First identifies as most likely to sell. Appointments is currently in beta and will be available to all First customers later this summer.

    “This solution combines cutting edge data science with the time-tested practice of leveraging appointments to win business,” said Mike Schneider, First’s CEO. “We light up an agent’s network or sphere to spot the people most likely to sell, then book appointments - a call, a coffee, a drop-in - so our agents proactively connect with their most important contacts. We’re focusing the agent’s time and attention so they can grow their business faster - it’s that simple.”

    First believes that an agent’s greatest asset is their relationships - the contacts, sphere or network unique to them. Unlike companies that apply “predictive analytics” to blast marketing across geographies - ZIP codes, neighborhoods, etc - First monitors relationships an agent has cultivated, then uses artificial intelligence to give the agent a 6 to 9-month jump on the competition for their listings. First’s software makes it easy for agents to upload, augment and manage their contacts.

    With “First Appointments,” real estate professionals are freed from the hassle of outreach and scheduling. After syncing their contacts with First and indicating scheduling preferences, First prioritizes their relationships by Seller Score, type of connection, price point, and other factors. Agents simply approve recommended meetings, and know their Appointments are optimized for listing acquisition.

    Continues Schneider, “We exist to help good real estate professionals win more business by focusing their efforts on the right people. Adding the Appointments service to our already proven technology so our customers can act immediately on new opportunities was a natural progression of our mission.”

    More information on First Appointments can be found at first.io/appointments.

    About First

    First, http://www.first.io, is a Durham, North Carolina-based startup founded in 2016, combines people and data science to help real estate professionals get more transactions from the relationships they’ve built and avoid the pain of missing opportunities in their personal sphere. First was a finalist at the 2016 Realogy FWD Innovation Summit.

    Contact:

    Joel McLean

    joel(at)first(dot)io

    919.748.9385

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    A Safer Environment for Consumers on the Horizon?

    New York, NY (PRWEB) July 28, 2017

    The Evolution of Debt Relief

    The debt relief industry has been rife with challenges over the years. Consumers in financial distress are often faced with limited choices to engage and address their debt problems. Oftentimes bankruptcy becomes their only option to effectively eliminate the stress that is caused by ballooning consumer debts. In the early 2000s, unsecured consumer debt was rising and consumers were finding themselves facing significant financial strain. Financial stress has long been attributed to marital problems, self esteem challenges, depression, despair and have been linked to physiological problems as those stresses take a physical toll on the human’s overall health and well being. The connection between stress and increased mortality rates has been a hot topic in the health and wellness industry and research is substantiating a tangible link between financial stress and increased mortality.

    Consumers finding themselves in financial despair due to unmanageable levels of debt have been limited in the options available to address the situation and find relief. At that time, options for debt relief were limited to consumer credit counseling, strategic pay-down methodologies, bankruptcy or simply continuing to pay down the debts using their available means over extended periods of time.

    In that vacuum and the need for creative solutions, debt negotiations and settlement was presented to the marketplace. Debt negotiations is a service whereby an experienced negotiator will engage the creditors to present the hardship on behalf of the indebted consumer and present offers to satisfy the debt at a reduced amount generally in a lump sum. Consumers are often encouraged to use their discretionary revenue to create a strategic savings account dedicated to fund the settlement when the negotiations were accepted. In some cases, term settlements were accepted where the consumer could make payments over an extended period to fund the settlement. This option quickly became a popular bankruptcy alternative for consumers finding themselves in financial trouble.

    In exchange for this service, fees were paid to the negotiations firm, generally in the form of advance fees. These fees could range from a couple thousand dollars to more than five thousand dollars depending on the amount of the debts owed and the savings the client realized in the process. It wasn’t long before entrepreneurs migrated into the market in droves looking to cash in on this fast-growing industry. Trade groups were established for the industry in the form of USOBA (The United States Organization for Bankruptcy Alternatives), which split into a competing organization called TASC (The Association of Settlement Companies) that also capitalized on the boom. These organizations attempted to create viable self-regulation protocols to govern the businesses and establish best practices. Unfortunately, the organizations were unable to reign in the deceptive practices of many of the firms operating this type of business and the government stepped in to protect the consumers from the rogue behaviors of many companies offering the services.

    Inability to Self Regulate

    The reality is that by their nature, pay for membership organizations are difficult to self-regulate because of the nature of the business model. When the fees that a company pay are needed to keep the organization afloat or are extracted as a primary revenue system, regulating the members becomes more difficult. If a member deviates from regulated protocols and refuses to be reined in to best practices, the organization should remove that member from its ranks until the member company comes into alignment with the standards set forth by the organization. If the organization relies on that revenue to survive, the decision to do the right thing is compromised. Remove the members, lose the revenue. This system is designed to fail when it comes to self-regulation unless the monetary necessity is removed. Trade associations can be very effective if utilized properly, but best practices need to be established, measured, monitored and enforced. Consumers are becoming very cynical and wary of any icon, symbol, affiliation or branding that implicates credibility. The credibility needs to be real. Many consumers are even becoming wary of recognized credibility tools like the BBB because companies can often pay for accreditation and so long as they respond to consumer complaints, they can maintain their rating.

    Over the last decade, industry-wide bad practices have been met with staunch and unrelenting pressure of regulatory enforcement actions by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau). These regulating bodies are more able than ever to identify trends and patterns involving companies using deceptive practices in their marketing and open the door to more thorough examination, often leading to a “house of cards” effect. When a debt relief provider, knowingly or unknowingly, violates standards within the framework of the law, the regulating bodies engage. If they are found in violation of any one of the multitude of laws that govern the financial services arena, law enforcement initiatives are taken. Most times, these companies were not operating correctly, failed to provide the services or deceived consumers with their marketing. Oftentimes, its not the service that is the problem, it’s the consumers lack of understanding of the service they are engaging that lands the companies in hot water. Marketing is a hot topic in every industry but the FTC and CFPB have made no bones about it, the net impression the consumer has about the service based on the marketing and sales pitch used will supersede any “fine print” the company uses in their contracts. If a company hinders the ability of the consumer to make a reasonable decision based on the materials presented, and actual harm occurs, that company is likely in violation of the UDAAP rules (Unfair Deceptive Abusive Acts and Practices).

    Public Perception

    When a debt relief company engages in deceptive behavior for the sake of monetary gains, the public perception is damaged. When the public perception believes the service itself is a scam, legitimate operators are forced into more aggressive marketing strategies to obtain new clients and the cost per acquisition increases, often needing to be offset by higher fees, limiting the options for the consumers even further. This entire system completely degrades the number of perceived viable debt relief options to the consumers that may benefit from the strategy. The real challenges appear to be in the inability for the industry to unite under one banner. If the compliant, consumer focused firms were to act as a shield for the consumers, helping to root out the bad actors and demonstrate meaningful self-regulation activities, there could be light at the end of the tunnel for the industry. Unfortunately, there are still many companies in that industry that simply don’t have the consumer’s best interests at heart and many that are an outright scam. When the FTC or CFPB shuts down these companies, there are oftentimes hundreds if not thousands of consumers that are hung out to dry.

    Until the debt relief industry engages each other, unifies under one set of acceptable standards and embraces self-regulation, the problems will likely persist, further limiting consumer’s options for their debt challenges. Leaders in the debt relief industry appear to be rallying around an event in September of this year that is attempting to change the way the industry operates. The evolution is much needed and appears that the event is trending in the industry. This major event is set to be held in Las Vegas under the name Revolution 2017 (or Revcon2017 as they are coining it), using hashtags such as #changeiscoming and #wearetheindustry on social media. Based on the event website, Fintech innovations, regulatory presentations, compliance, ethics and consumer outreach seem to be on the menu. One thing seems apparent, the industry itself wants change and it looks like they are making strides to get there. The event appears to finale into a celebrity charity poker fundraiser for a nonprofit that helps families that have suffered trauma, tragedy and loss. If this industry can ever unite, self-regulate and create a safe marketplace for consumers, the entire economy will be changed for the better.

    Industry Veterans

    Quoting Matthew Hearn, industry veteran, compliance expert and pioneer of the Revcon2017 Event, “It is time for change. It is time to advance into the mainstream and create a safe, reliable marketplace for consumers facing financial difficulty. It is time for new innovations to streamline the processes and new synergies to ease the pinch-points for consumers involved in these programs. The regulation must come from within the industry. Self regulation is very possible, and necessary. You cannot perceive a new future with old eyes. We must change the way we think and engage. These consumers are no different than our own families. We need to step up our game substantially."

    Bill Jones, CEO of Datapult Marketing added, : "Household debt is reaching the record highs of 2008, but the industry's marketing needs to perform at 2017 levels. We intend to revolutionize the industry's marketing strategies with better data, to reach the right audience, with the right message at the right time. Fortune 500 companies are using emerging technologies and advanced data analytics to increase their ROI. This industry is about to meet that tech at Revcon2017 and it's about time." Along with emerging technologies being unveiled at Revcon2017, service providers are also innovating their offerings to better round out the debt relief offerings. “If you’re in the debt settlement or management industry, and you don’t have a solution on helping your clients with their credit, then you’re really doing them an injustice", says Ryan Duncan, owner of Dispute Services, a pay for performance credit restoration firm and showcase company. He continues, "We're unveiling a few innovations of our own, but we won't reveal anything until the event. This industry is about to get a major upgrade on all levels". Chris Queen of Debt Pay Gateway added, "We have been creating and utilizing advanced audit and on boarding programs to ensure a safe network using our banking platform. If even one bad actor gets into your network, they can be a huge liability to the entire group. It is all about creating compliant, cooperative, consumer focused networks. DPG is always at the forefront of this vision and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of the leadership team at Revcon2017. We are ready to partner together to usher in a new future in this space."

    "The debt relief industry is always changing and evolving and certainly is growing. There has been a lot of progress made by the industry veterans and even within our own company, Veritas Legal Plan. We welcome the opportunity to align ourselves with industry leaders who shares the same vision and passion - a primary focus on helping the consumer." stated Angelo Anzalone of VLP, a legal insurance provider for consumers enrolled in debt relief programs. "Growing up, my mother would say to me, "Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are". We are proud to be a part of a community that comes together to encourage fairness, trust, compliance, advocacy and transparency and anyone who knows Matt Hearn, knows that's what he's all about. Over the years, Matt and MSTARS has shown a strong desire to forge alliances and create cooperative synergies with those with the same mindset and we look forward to continuing to collaborate to make this industry even better. Whether you operate an exemption model or performance model, settlement, student loan relief, or any area of debt relief, you need to know the rules and how to limit your liabilities from all sides. With the CFPB and FTC aggressively going after companies they feel are misleading or harming consumers, it is imperative to have the compliance tools necessary to survive. Anyone with the mindset of longevity should attend. The Evolution2011 event they held was the event that changed everything for us and really birthed our business. When I heard they were launching Revcon2017, I sponsored immediately. I'm honored to be a part of this initiative.You really have seen nothing like this before. It will change everything for you and your business." Veritas is one of the key sponsors of the event.

    Thought Leaders

    With speakers like Harvard PhD Dr. Larry Taylor, a media psychologist who will be presenting on how to use today's emerging technologies to create cross vertical marketing and create meaningful conversations with potential clients to Jason Drees, a world renowned Tony Robbins executive business coach turned ultra-successful BPO expert who will show companies how to properly leverage outsourcing and offshoring technologies to streamline and grow the operation, this event is certainly turning heads.

    Other speakers include Tim Li, also a Harvard PhD and one of the most successful Fintech pioneers in the field. Creating financial technologies like Kuber, MaxDecisions,RocketLoans, RealtyMogul, Kabbage, LoanDepot, Mosaic, Blinker, Think Finance and advising firms like JPMorgan Chase, he will be presenting on integrating Fintech tools into a business to increase conversion, simplicity and streamlining the operation with automation.

    Also contributing to the event will be Stephanie Rosenthal, Chief of Staff with the FTC who will present on behalf of the FTC. There will be a panel of the top regulatory defense attorneys, like Michael Thurman of Thurman Legal, helping companies pioneer solid compliance management plans and keep those companies in a solid compliance position. A creditor and collections panel will be presenting on creating efficiencies, synergies and best practices for negotiations and will be looking to create synergies with companies willing to work towards cooperative concepts. There will also be 2 surprise speakers that are sure to drop jaws and a thought leadership piece by James Lanctot that will lead to perhaps the most monumental evolution this industry has ever seen. His research spans decades and could literally reshape the entire industry. This is an event that should NOT be missed.

    Verticals Involved

    Revcon2017 involves every single verticals involved in the debt relief and financial services space. The changes taking place will literally impact every type of firm. From tax resolution, corporate debt resolution, debt settlement back ends, marketing affiliates and front ends, credit repair, student loan debt relief, debt management, credit counseling and more. The latest trends in Student Loan Debt Relief are really disturbing and there are some things happening in that vertical that no one is talking about. The DOE is developing a portal that could eliminate the entire vertical overnight. That is definitely worth talking about. The addition of new verbiage on the DOE NSLDS system interface should also serve a warning sign that change is coming. Student loan relief firms should be talking about this and making preparations. Revcon2017 will be talking about this and will be providing the solutions the industry needs to navigate successfully. There are a lot of student loan relief companies that are operating completely out of compliance and many, in fact, are breaking the laws believing they are compliant. Calling the company a "Document Preparation" firm does not make it so. Read the details of the CFPB and FTC lawsuits against players in that business and you will quickly find out that they are likely operating a debt relief service afoul of the TSR Amendment. If the company interacts in ANY way as an intermediary between the student and the DOE, they are providing a debt relief service, plain and simple and must comply with the TSR Amendment. How residual streams are collected for continuing services like re-certification on income sensitive plans should also be addressed and evaluated against the current laws. If a company is collecting fees via credit card, they are likely breaking the laws. Every company operating in this vertical should attend this event. It very well could save their lives. Increasing ROI, lowering CPA, integrating technologies to drive improvement, better marketing strategy using big data, compliance guidance, new synergies, increasing operational efficiencies and leveraging future forward tech? Add sound, lights and staging by award winning Eden Audio and a few incredible thought leaders to inspire the industry forward and this is shaping up to be one amazing event!

    Final Thoughts

    The world is watching and the industry leaders are determined to change the way this industry operates. The consumers have seen enough carnage at the hands of unscrupulous actors in this and other financial service industries. Until that time, however, buyer beware. Consumers must do their due diligence and research everything. Consumers should not be sold into a pie in the sky “program” in exchange for an exorbitant fee. When personal finances are at stake, they must be cautious or they may find themselves in hot water or even worse, completely scammed. The superheroes are out there and are uniting at Revcon2017. They will make a way forward and shape the future. One thing is certain, however, CHANGE IS COMING.

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    For more information about this event, please contact the Revcon2017 staff.

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    California-based BBQ & Grill adds xtraCHEF to complete streamlining their entire AP operation

    New York, NY (PRWEB) July 28, 2017

    Wood Ranch Grill chooses xtraCHEF, an automated invoice processing and cost intelligence platform, to streamline processing of invoice data across all 16 of their locations. While Wood Ranch leverages EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) with several of their vendors, they were still required to manually process approximately 25% of their invoice volume.

    “xtraCHEF was the right fit to make the complete transition to invoice automation,” said Jean-Pierre Mouren-Laurens, Controller at Wood Ranch Grill. “We had already implemented an electronic invoice data interface with our large food and alcohol vendors; however, we struggled to manage the remaining vendors who lack those capabilities. It was clear we had a higher error rate and less efficiency with manually processed invoices. xtraCHEF provides us with the ability to bridge that gap, eliminate data entry errors, and shorten processing time. In addition, we were happy with the seamless onboarding process and continue to be pleased with their responsiveness and user support.”

    xtraCHEF will integrate the invoice data into Compeat, Wood Ranch’s Restaurant Management Software, for a seamless accounts payable workflow. In addition to streamlining the process of capturing and accessing header-level and line-item detail from the vendor invoices in a timely manner, xtraCHEF enables Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill to gain visibility into how they are spending across all locations ultimately leading to better management of each restaurant’s food costs.

    “We recognized that Wood Ranch Grill was extremely streamlined in their operations, and that our system would take it one step further, eliminating the entire manual data entry process for the remainder of their paper invoices,” said Dayna Barringer, Director of Sales at xtraCHEF. “Wood Ranch Grill recognizes the need to use technology to make their operations more seamless, and this makes them a perfect client to work with.

    With features such as invoice approval workflows, price tracking, recurring COGS reporting, and integrations to accounting and inventory management integrations, xtraCHEF provides restaurants cost intelligence to make more informed spending decisions.

    About xtraCHEF:

    xtraCHEF is a cloud-based invoice processing application to help the hospitality industry better manage costs. You simply take a picture of your invoices with our mobile app (or scan and upload) and xtraCHEF digitizes the entire invoice, extracts line-item detail, and imports the data directly into your Accounting or Inventory Management System. We then provide a number of cost intelligence features, including COGS reporting and analytics that allow you to keep your food costs low and your quality of service high across one or more locations.

    About Wood Ranch Grill & BBQ:

    In 1992, Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill opened in Moorpark, CA. The restaurant, relatively small by today’s standards, became a great success in serving a community starving for good food and someplace to relax. Today, there are 16 Wood Ranch restaurants serving Southern California. Wood Ranch's award-winning restaurants feature “The Food That Makes America Great!®” – a menu of high-quality, savory signature dishes such as: Premium American Babyback Pork Ribs, Certified Angus Beef® steaks and burgers, USDA Choice tri-tip roasts, fresh fish, chicken, and a nationally-recognized Kids’ Menu. Wood Ranch also offers a broad selection of innovative, healthy, and beautifully presented salads, appetizers, and homemade desserts, as well as full bar service.

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    The company is driven to bring the 3D scanning system to the next level.

    Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) July 28, 2017

    Polyga Inc., a company that develops effective 3D scanning and mesh processing software, announces that it has reached an agreement with LMI Technologies to manage all future developments of the HDI Advance series of 3D scanners.

    Starting today, Polyga will oversee the product development, distribution channels, sales, and technical support for these systems and its 3D scanning software, FlexScan3D.

    “Our team is very excited about the future of the HDI Advance 3D scanners,” said Thomas Tong, President of Polyga Inc. “Our company’s philosophy has always been about creating 3D scanning technologies people will actually enjoy using to accomplish projects in a faster and simpler way. Our focus for the next phase of the HDI Advance development is to continue to create even better 3D scanning experiences by incorporating our company’s values. We’re looking forward to announcing new HDI features very soon.”

    “Polyga brings a fresh perspective to the 3D reverse engineering market by questioning how products and workflows are overly complicated and finding new ways to improve the customer experience," said Len Chamberlain, VP of Sales at LMI Technologies. "We’re confident that Polyga will push the boundaries of 3D scanning and take the HDI Advance line of 3D scanners to the next level.”

    Polyga will continue to provide technical support to existing customers for the HDI Advance product line, as well as elevate the HDI Advance 3D scanning experience with further developments to FlexScan3D software.

    The HDI Advance 3D scanning systems can be purchased by contacting Polyga directly or through one of its worldwide distributors. For more information, please visit http://www.polyga.com.

    ABOUT POLYGA

    At Polyga, we’re on a mission to create 3D scanning technologies you will actually enjoy using. We believe products with fewer features, executed exceptionally well, create the best experience. Our goal is to build simple, user-friendly tools that use 3D scan data to its full potential for a multitude of industry applications. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.polyga.com.

    MEDIA CONTACT

    Thomas Tong

    Polyga Inc.

    Phone: (604) 716-3773

    Email: contact(at)polyga.com

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    Mirabella Kincaid Frederick & Mirabella, LLC announces hiring of Jennifer M. Cusack.

    Wheaton, IL (PRWEB) July 28, 2017

    The DuPage County law firm of Mirabella Kincaid Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, recently announced the hiring of associate Jennifer M. Cusack. Ms. Cusack joins the team ready to provide clients with vigorous representation in a number of legal areas.

    Ms. Cusack graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, with a BA in Social Work. She earned her JD from Western Michigan Thomas Cooley Law School in 2015 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar. She maintained a place on the Dean’s List throughout her attendance at both schools.

    During her final year of law school, Ms. Cusack served as an extern for the Honorable Janice K. Cunningham at the Eaton County Courthouse in Charlotte, Michigan. She graduated with Certificates of Merit in Negotiation and Confrontation, Law Practice: Law Office Management, Law Practice: Transitioning into Legal Practice, Entertainment Law and Health Law, and earned the highest grade in her Advanced Writing course, Appellate Brief.

    She is an active member in both the Illinois and DuPage County Bar Associations.

    “Ms. Cusack is a very bright and dynamic attorney,” stated Managing Partner George Frederick. “We are confident our clients will benefit from the knowledge and energy she applies to every case.”

    About Mirabella Kincaid Frederick & Mirabella, LLC:

    MKFM represents clients facing legal issues in family law that include divorce, maintenance, child support, allocation of parental responsibilities, property division, and visitation or parenting time issues. The attorneys’ expertise extends to other areas of civil litigation, including all areas of employment litigation, as well as a litany of criminal issues. For top-notch legal representation, contact Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC at 630-665-7300 or complete and submit our online contact form to schedule an initial consultation.

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    Gatekeeper Systems Announces Expanded Product Line and Technology Solutions for Customers in Australia and New Zealand with Acquisition of Distribution Rights from Trolley Control PTY LTD.

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) July 28, 2017

    Gatekeeper Systems, Inc., the global leader in cart retention, management and push-out prevention after their recent acquisition of the Carttronics brand adds to its ability to service customers around the world. Gatekeeper Systems is a portfolio company of Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (“HKW”)

    This acquisition gives the newly expanded Gatekeeper Systems the opportunity to offer an expanded product line, have a wider reach within Australia, and to provide more comprehensive technology solutions.

    “Our commitment to providing customers with world-class products backed by unsurpassed service and support drove our decision to make this move. It will allow customers in Australia and New Zealand to receive the same high level of service and innovation that we provide around the world.” Mike Lawler, CEO Gatekeeper Systems.

    “In the immediate future, our customers will have access to the complete range of existing and innovative technology solutions addressing the diverse needs of our customers.” Peter Mulder, Managing Director, Carttronics Australia Pty Ltd., a Gatekeeper Systems Company.

    Specifically those enhanced benefits will include:

    1. A larger, more diversified and experienced, service, support, and sales network.

    2. Enhanced pushout prevention solutions with features and benefits including:

    • The ability to integrate or act as a stand-alone solution based upon existing loss prevention infrastructure and store needs.
    • A wider array of system and installation solutions.
    • Wired or wireless monitoring of the system and events.

    3. The ability to provide comprehensive fleet analytics at the store and enterprise level including:

    • Annual, quarterly, and monthly reporting packages.
    • Store cart audits.
    • Individual cart usage.
    • Cart use by cart type.
    • Wheel health statistics.
    • Time in use studies.

    About Gatekeeper Systems:

    Gatekeeper Systems is the global market leader for shopping cart containment solutions, helping to protect over 3.2 million shopping carts worldwide. Its loss prevention and cart containment solutions utilize locking wheel technology to reduce shrinkage by putting an end to shopping cart based shoplifting and shopping cart loss. Gatekeeper recently exhibited a live demonstration of the purchek 2.0 pushout theft prevention solution at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) show in Chicago, IL USA with attendees sharing their excitement as they watched “thieves” carts stop at the store door. Gatekeeper Systems has seven international office locations with system installations from single store locations all the way to multinational retail chains across the globe. For more information on Gatekeeper Systems, please visit http://www.gatekeepersystems.com.

    About HKW – HKW is a private equity firm founded in 1903 with offices in Indianapolis and New York. Since 1982, HKW has sponsored 53 platform transactions of lower middle-market companies throughout North America, as well as 60 add-on acquisitions. For further information on HKW, please visit http://www.hkwinc.com.

    Contact Frances Versailles fversailles(at)gatekeepersystems(dot)com

    +61 499 182 479

    Operations/Business:

    Peter Mulder – Managing Director

    pmulder(at)gatekeepersystems(dot)com

    +61 410 450 402

    All orders

    OrdersAustralia(at)carttronics(dot)net

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    Community Association Professionals are invited to Orlando from February 28 to March 2, 2018 for CAMfire, a unique conference focused on CAM technology.

    Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) July 28, 2017

    TOPS Software is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 CAMfire Conference, a unique technology and educational event for community association management professionals.

    Management company executives, community association managers, accountants and administrators across the country are invited to join TOPS and over 30 leading community association service providers for 3 incredible, high energy days that will inform, inspire, and ignite a passion for the CAM industry.

    CAMfire 2018 will bring together 400+ CAM professionals at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida from February 28 to March 2, 2018.

    CAMfire will give individuals and teams an opportunity to obtain actionable instruction and key insights provided by expert speakers from the business world, and from within the CAM industry. Attendees get to see the latest product updates, have hands-on experiences with new technologies, give direct feedback to help shape the future of CAM technologies, and get tips and tricks directly from the experts. From best practices and how-tos, to expert panel discussions and case studies, attendees have an opportunity to learn how to improve themselves and their companies to provide better service to the community associations they serve.

    Conference attendees can choose from 6 individual learning tracks offering 48 different breakout sessions focused on growing your management company, improving your services and increasing profitability, as well as more than 20 workshops specific to TOPS Software programs.

    In addition to the great educational content, CAMfire also features plenty of extras! Attendees can meet with industry service providers at the expo, get product questions answered in the TOPS Zone, network with other attendees at happy hour, relax with the on-site masseuse, or party the night away with live entertainment.

    Registration for the CAMfire Conference is now open to all, at a very special ‘Early Bird BOGO’ rate for conference attendees who register on or before September 1, 2017. Attendees are also encouraged to book their rooms early to take advantage of the special CAMfire room rate at the Caribe Royale.

    Learn more about CAMfire 2018 at http://www.camfire-conference.com and be sure to follow @CAMfireCon on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - #CAMfire18.

    ABOUT TOPS SOFTWARE

    TOPS Software, the leader in Condominium and HOA management solutions, is committed to bringing useful products and services to the community association management market. TOPS products are employed by thousands of organizations to manage millions of homes across the United States. Learn more about TOPS at http://www.topssoft.com.

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