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Lennar Houston Launches March Sales Event

Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 28, 2014

Lennar, one of Houstons largest homebuilders, launched their Lucky Day Giveaway for the month of March. The sales event will run through March 31st, 2014 and gives buyers a chance to win thousands towards upgrades and closing costs.

For a limited time, Lennar is offering a scratch off card to buyers who purchase within the select time frame of the event. The prizes offered include various monetary amounts that can be used towards closing costs and/or upgrades in amounts up to $ 5,000. Buyers who purchase an inventory home that can close by April 30th will receive a bonus worth double their scratcher amount up to $ 10,000!

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Civil Engineering is the Focus of a New “Leading Edge” Segment with Host Jimmy Johnson

(PRWEB) March 25, 2014

Civil engineering provides a vital role in the development, construction, and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure. They are responsible for the creation of canals, bridges, buildings and roads. Typically divided into several sub specialties, these engineers continually look for ways to improve technology and the safety of what is built. The profession dates back thousands of years, and has provided civilizations with the information they need to develop their community while remaining safe.

The importance and background information about this profession will be covered by upcoming episodes with host Jimmy Johnson on Leading Edge. The Leading Edge team works to produce short, educational segments about various topics. These segments are broadcast through Public Television stations to reach viewers across the country. The series on civil engineering will explore the importance of this profession and how it continues to influence building the modern world. Popular veteran sports personality and coach, Jimmy Johnson, will host the segment on the changes in the industry and how is has evolved in recent times, as well as the changes civil engineers will be likely facing in the near future.

The series is distributed to Public Television stations throughout the United States and is not distributed through PBS. Please visit the Leading Edge website at or email the producers at info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com for more information.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association and Reed Construction Data Create Strategic Alliance

Norcross, GA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association and Reed Construction Data have signed an agreement to share information, improve the distribution of bid information outside the province and create new economic value benefiting members.

NLCA values collaboration; however, we partner selectively and only when there are clear benefits to our membership, said Rhonda Neary, President and CEO, NLCA. Our board carefully assessed the Reed opportunity, and we believe its a great fit logically, strategically and culturally, now and for the future.

The NLCA is a first rate organization. Its leadership, board and staff set very high standards for themselves and their service to their members and the Atlantic construction industry, added Mark Casaletto, General Manager and Vice President, Reed Construction Data Canada. Reed is delighted to be partnered with the NLCA.

The alliance exchanges proprietary information between the organizations and creates new economic value from content available within NLCAs electronic plan room. Specifically, the alliance allows NLCA to better serve and inform its members. Also, building product manufacturers across North America will now have greater visibility into the specifications history and opportunities within Newfoundlands $ 9 billion non-residential construction industry.

The alliance with Reed gives us access to valuable and hard-to-get economic and industry intelligence, said Kevin McEvoy, Chair of NLCA. The new economic value created funds key events directly for our members.

Newfoundlands economic and construction fundamentals are among Canadas best. Relatively, the province outperforms most other regions, said Craig Roberts, Senior Director at Reed Construction Data. Partnering with NLCA provides our customers across North America unparalleled intelligence and data on this important construction market.

The partners have ratified a multi-year legal agreement and are currently implementing its functional aspects.

About NLCA

The Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association (NLCA) is an incorporated not-for-profit association of contractors, builders, and suppliers primarily engaged in the construction industry throughout the province. NLCA’s members have representatives of all aspects of the construction industry (including all sectors) as well as architectural and engineering firms. To learn more about NLCA, visit

About Reed Construction Data

Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed provides actionable insight to construction professionals through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services, including national, regional and local construction project data, accurate and reliable construction cost data, effective marketing solutions and dynamic market intelligence. To learn more about Reed, visit

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Hosting and Cloud Providers Turn Up the Heat

West Chester, OH (PRWEB) March 11, 2014

HostingCon, the premier industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers, today announced the theme for HostingCon 2014 in Miami, Florida Turn Up the Heat by accelerating ideas and insights into innovation, strategic vision, and new revenue opportunities.

“The hosting and cloud industry continues to grow and mature and the sector has never been healthier,” said Philbert Shih, managing director of Structure Research and program director for HostingCon. “But at the same time, the industry is undergoing some significant change. Hosters have never before faced such intense competition and the likes of Google, Microsoft and especially Amazon, are increasingly making their presence felt in the competitive landscape. This has forced the entire industry to look for new ways to become more efficient, innovate, and drive new revenues. Complacency will leave laggards behind, and those who turn up the heat will continue to have impact.”

HostingCon is the only North-American event specifically created for hosting and cloud providers with an unbiased platform for presenting the best networking, thought leadership, non-sponsored education, and value-added revenue solutions. For 2014, the conference has organized its educational program to help hosts and cloud providers identify emerging trends and create new business opportunities to drive breakthrough growth. The conference program is broken into four tracks covering Marketing & Sales, Technology, Management, and Industry Trends all focused on sketching a compelling business vision and a robust roadmap for the future.

Over 1,900 hosting and cloud provider decision makers from more than 34 countries are expected to attend HostingCon 2014 from June 16-18 in the high-energy destination of Miami Beach, Florida.

HostingCon is a highly interactive learning and networking environment designed to identify new partnerships and build stronger relationships, stated Kevin Gold, Conference Chair of HostingCon. For HostingCon 2014, the team has put tremendous effort into integrating new ways to help attendees connect with peers and solution providers, in addition to a greater emphasis within the conference program on emerging trends and technology.

HostingCon 2014 showcases an exhibit floor with more than 150 brands that provide solutions for hosting and cloud providers, including CloudFlare, Data Foundry, Interxion, Jelastic, HP, OnApp, Parallels, SolidFire, Arbor Networks, SoftLayer, MarketGoo, Symantec, TeleCity, McAfee, and Loaded Commerce. With an environment rich with thought leaders and deep with major industry brands, business executives and entrepreneurs attending HostingCon 2014 will have the opportunity to think broadly about the future, to identify with new business partners, connect with existing clients, and learn strategic insights to turn up the heat on their competitors.

About HostingCon

HostingCon is the premier industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers. Now in its tenth year, HostingCon connects the industry including hosting and cloud providers, MSPs, ISVs and other Internet infrastructure providers who make the Internet work to network, learn, and grow. HostingCon is an iNET Interactive event. For details about HostingCon, visit


If you’d like more information about this topic, please call Andy Grider at 513-322-5600 or e-mail Andy at Andy.Grider (at) iNETinteractive (dot) com.

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Siteimprove Announces Customer Learning Platform

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 04, 2014

Siteimprove Academy, the customer learning platform, currently offers courses on website accessibility and website governance, the first of their kind to be offered online.

Siteimprove Academy allows us to rapidly deploy and grow a knowledge base for our customers, adding value to our software, said Siteimproves eLearning spokesperson Kevin Rydberg. Weve already offered the tools to make their site better, and now were offering the understanding to use those tools to their maximum potential.

As the importance of an organizations website becomes their primary face to the outside world, the quality of their web presence becomes increasingly important, Rydberg said. The Web Accessibility Certification and Web Governance Certification courses provide website managers with the knowledge to structure their team and website more effectively. These are invaluable skill sets for modern web managers, contributors, and developers, for which training simply isn’t available anywhere else in a digestible classroom environment like Siteimprove Academy.

Website accessibility, the practice of making websites usable for people with disabilities, is an increasingly-legislated and little-understood topic Siteimprove hopes to shed light on through the new courses.

According to recent studies, one in five people in the United States claim some form of disability. These people have a right to equal access of public information, and their exclusion can make a serious difference in an organizations bottom line, Rydberg said. Siteimprove Academys accessibility certification course builds understanding and best practices for making websites accessible.

Website governance, the practice of structuring roles, regulations, and policies pertaining to website maintenance, is a similarly little-known practice in modern website teams. The idea of governance has long been used by organizations to structure themselves more effectively, and only recently has the idea of applying those techniques to a web team begun to grab attention.

Not only have volumes of online publishing exploded in recent years, but so has the sophistication and number of platforms to be supported, said Shane Diffily, author of the Siteimprove Web Governance Certification Course. From web to intranets to social media, this challenge is putting considerable strain on web teams. Web Governance courses are necessary to help put order to all this complexity.

To learn more about Siteimprove Academy, please contact Kevin Rydberg.

About Siteimprove

Since 2003, Siteimprove has provided industry leading Web Governance tools to thousands of organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with offices in Minneapolis and London, Siteimprove has a strong presence in dozens of countries across North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Siteimproves Web Governance Suite, offered via Software as a Service [SaaS], helps organizations manage and maintain their large websites through web quality assurance, web accessibility, web analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO analysis and web performance alerts. For more information, visit

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Apptricity Identifies 3 Rules for Adopting, Upgrading ERP Systems

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 26, 2014

Implementing a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or modernizing an existing one through system integration is among the most difficult things any company can do. Getting all of a companys various data systems to efficiently, accurately and instantly share data takes great care and planning.

Timothy D. Garcia, founder and CEO of Apptricity, provider of mobile enterprise software solutions, has outlined three rules of thumb to help companies effectively implement and integrate their ERP system.


National Association of Professional Women Announces Letticia Ponce, International Operations Manager of Konica Minolta, as a VIP Woman of the Year

Garden City, NY (PRWEB) February 20, 2014

NAPW honors Letticia Ponce, Internal Operations Manager of Konica Minolta Medical Imaging as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in business management with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with nearly 600,000 members and over 400 Local Chapters.

During her career with Konica, Ms. Ponce gained valuable knowledge about different cultures while working in the international arena. She has been Konicas Internal Operations Manager for nine years and has made countless personal and business relationships that will last a lifetime.

Solar Financing Through Property Taxes Now Available in Select Local Cities

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014

Today, residents living in select cities across San Diego County are able to participate in a new government solar financing program, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). This innovative program allows property owners to finance solar power systems through property taxes without spending any money out-of-pocket and without a credit score requirement.

The cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Solana Beach and Lemon Grove have opted in to offer homeowners Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Financing through Renovate America, which launches today.

Property Assessed Clean Energy is a game changer for San Diego property owners who have thought about going solar, said Daniel Sullivan president and founder of Sullivan Solar Power, Residents who were not approved in the past for solar financing, may now be approved through HERO.

With HERO Financing, homeowners can go solar for no upfront payment and repay for their solar power system through property taxes and the interest is tax deductible. This allows homeowners to tie their solar investment to property taxes rather than taking a personal loan, and the investment stays with the property when a homeowner moves. Annual payments are often much lower than current electric bills, and the homeowner is able to secure a lower electricity rate for the lifetime of the system.

An informational solar presentation will be held on March 22, at the Oceanside Public Library from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The free seminar will cover solar technology, rebates and incentives, a local case study and HERO Financing.

Sullivan Solar Power is a certified contractor of the San Diego government solar program. To see if you pre-qualify for HERO, and to learn how to apply for solar financing, call 1.800.SULLIVAN. They will provide a free estimate and in-depth evaluation to show you the great benefits of this new program.

Sullivan Solar Power was a pioneer in helping us build the HERO Program into what it is today, said Ken Conway with Renovate America, They continue to be one of our top registered contractors.

About Sullivan Solar Power

Sullivan Solar Power is a turnkey solar system provider that delivers solar electric projects from concept to completion with offices in the Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego. The company has installed more than 18.5 million watts of solar power ranging from residential to large commercial and municipal systems. Sullivan Solar Power has a longstanding A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau, with no complaints filed since its founding in 2004. The firm has been named one of the nations fastest growing energy companies by Inc. Magazine and services clients throughout Southern California. Regardless of project size and scope, Sullivan is committed to delivering the best products provided by the most qualified professionals to every customer. Visit for more information.

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Tour for Diversity in Medicines 5th Bus Tour Crosses the Southwest to Mentor the Next Generation of Minority Medical Students

Albuquerque, N.M. (PRWEB) February 03, 2014

The Tour for Diversity in Medicine, a volunteer initiative developed by two young physicians, will travel across the Southwest from February 3 7, 2014 during its fifth bus Tour to help minority students pursue careers in medicine and dentistry. Reaching five universities and colleges in just five days, 15 doctors, dentists and medical school students from across the country will provide free, full-day workshops to local college students. For the first time the Tour also will offer a new combined curriculum highlighting college readiness for high school and college students in Albuquerque, N.M. In addition, the Tour will provide courses customized for the needs of community college students when it meets with them for the first time in Phoenix.

Sponsored in part by the U.S. Army, the Tour for Diversity in Medicine aims to help diversify the health care profession by giving minority students the advice and tools they will need to pursue medical careers. Although African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans comprise more than 26 percent of the U.S. population, they represent only six percent of practicing physicians and five percent of dentists, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). However, research shows that patients who receive care from doctors of the same background are more satisfied and engaged in their care.

Were working community-by-community to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals and make a positive impact on the current state of diversity in the medical profession, said Alden Landry, M.D., co-founder of the Tour for Diversity in Medicine and an emergency department physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Our new curriculum for high school and community college students will help even more students better understand how they can overcome perceived barriers of pursuing a medical career. Through in-person meetings and ongoing mentorship after our Tours, were making a tangible difference in the lives of future doctors across the country.

The Tour for Diversity in Medicine will travel more than 1,700 miles to visit the following schools:

New York Reputation Management Firm Announces New Internet Marketing Campaigns for Celebrities Looking to Build Fan Base Organically

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 01, 2014

Sophiastar is pleased to announce its new Internet marketing campaigns for celebrities. Its new campaigns are designed to organically build an actor’s fan base to support continued career success. How an actor is represented on the Internet in terms of public relations and the highlighting of appearances will influence the public and determine popularity. Whether an actor is looking to create a profile that reflects a bad boy image or that of a sophisticated Hollywood professional, Internet marketing will establish the actor’s desired identity.

Sophiastar reputation management for actors is bringing television personalities and film stars enhanced exposure on the web to maintain a spotlight position and remain in the constant eye of the public. The actors that invest in celebrity reputation management are flooding the Internet with publicity and building a large fan base.

Sophiastar, New York’s premier reputation management firm for celebrities, is bringing actors the Internet exposure needed to build a fan base and support continued career success. Its clients are represented as leading actors in television, theater and film.

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