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Fiberon Decking Announces Top Three Winning Outdoor Living Space Designs from FiberPRO Photo Contest


New London, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 29, 2014

Building an outdoor living space that suits the exact needs of an individual requires critical thinking and creativity. The deck builders who employ Fiberons FiberPRO services understand how to exceed their clients standards and build outdoor living space masterpieces.

Judged by social media users, the three winners are Buz Gardiner of Gardiner Construction, Inc., Robert Shaw of Colorado Deck and Framing, and Ivana Biela of Echelon Custom Homes.

These three winning photos represent quality craftsmanship. Using durable, elegant, and environmentally friendly materials, these home improvement specialists have created remarkable decking products that are equally beautiful and functional.

In this way, the winners not only create quality work, but they also fulfill the unique needs of their clients. The third-place winner, for example, consists of a two-story design that promotes recreation and rest with a deck that enables swimming in the pool and reading on the balcony.

According to Fiberons Director of Marketing Communications, Edie Kello, all three winners embody the best parts of life.

Our first-place winner, Buz Gardiner, designed a rounded deck that creates a special space, conducive to both social get-togethers and alone time. Simply look at the design, and you can see yourself doing anything you want out there, a dance floor or a place for solitude or meditation. Thats what Fiberon FiberPROs create for their clients.

With the voting responsibility placed in Facebook and Twitter users hands, fans of Fiberon cast their ballots for a variety of reasons. From design elements to the inclusion of recreational accessories, the comments centered on any number of elements.

With this free-for-all voting approach, Fiberons VP of marketing, Shellie Sellards discusses how the FiberPRO Photo Contest ended up being a close call.

Just a few votes separated the three winners. Only 27 Facebook Likes came between the first- and second-place winners. It could have gone either way, especially since voters particularly enjoyed the high output fire pit centered in Robert Shaws creation. Even though it took second-place, this outdoor living space easily could have won first-place.

With National Enjoy Your Deck Day not far off on June 7, this photo contest should give more than a few ideas on how to celebrate. To find out more about this contest and the upcoming deck day celebration, visit Fiberons website at http://www.fiberondecking.com.

About Fiberon

Fiberon is a leading manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing, and fencing products available around the globe. Through cutting-edge, American-based manufacturing, Fiberon has created new benchmarks for innovation in outdoor living products. The company is a leader in sustainable practices, with innovative manufacturing processes that capture 98.5% of waste materials, and divert 50,000 tons of wood and plastic from landfills each year. Fiberon, a proud sponsor of NADRA (North American Deck and Railing Association), is privately owned with operations in North Carolina and Idaho. For more information, visit http://www.fiberondecking.com and follow Fiberon on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.







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Luxury Train Club Announces Special Luxury Train Discount Offers In Spain For January Reservations on Al Andalus and El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo


Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK (PRWEB UK) 30 April 2014

The Luxury Train Club is offering a special luxury train discount off 2014 journeys that are booked by 31 January on the Spanish trains Al Andalus and El Transcant

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 Siteimprove.com.







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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.

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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SupplierSoft Announces Multiple Wins with S&P 500 Customers for Conflict Minerals Software


Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) January 22, 2014

SupplierSoft Inc, a pioneer in cloud-computing based supplier relationship management software, today announced several wins for its Conflict Minerals Software, including multiple S&P 500 customers.

SupplierSoft Conflict Minerals Solution helps manufacturers comply with SEC filing requirements as defined in section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Act. Starting in 2014, public US companies and certain foreign companies must declare in their annual SEC filing whether they have Tantalum, Tin, Gold or Tungsten (3TG) in their products, and if so whether these metals originate from mines fueling civil conflict in one of nine covered countries in Africa. While SEC estimates that 6000 US companies will be required to file a Conflict Minerals Report, the expected supply chain ripple will require as many as 12,000 US companies and potentially 195,000 companies to perform some level of supply chain analysis. SupplierSoft automates the achilles heel of Conflict Minerals Management – reaching out to suppliers, collecting and validating supplier responses, and finally rolling-up supplier responses so that companies can do their SEC filings or respond to customer inquiries. The software supports the industry standard EICC/GeSI Template (Conflict Minerals Reporting Template) created by the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). The system delivers rapid ROI through improved productivity, reduced risk of errors and improved customer satisfaction.

In an era of relentless outsourcing, the Conflict Minerals reporting requirement represents yet another example of business processes where manufacturers must efficiently collaborate with their suppliers whether it is on compliance, quality or commercial aspects of the relationship. To effectively manage suppliers in this environment, companies are looking for strategic Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) cloud-based platforms that can help them manage all facets of a supplier relationship and are quick-to-implement, while delivering quick ROI,” said Balu Sharma, CEO of SupplierSoft. “We are excited to have multiple S&P 500 customers select SupplierSoft after doing an extensive review of 10+ different software vendors.

About SupplierSoft

SupplierSoft, Inc, a pioneer in cloud-computing based Supplier Management platform, helps companies automate any and all supplier-facing business processes. SupplierSoft was named in Top-10-Companies to Watch by Managing Automation. SupplierSoft Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) software suite includes Conflict Minerals Management, RoHS/REACH, Procure-To-Pay, Supplier Risk, Supplier Information Management, Supplier Scorecards, Component Qualification/PPAP, Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR), Supplier Contract Management and Supplier Audits. The solutions complement and extend ERP systems such as SAP and Oracle by managing supplier processes that are not managed by these systems.

Customers start by automating the highest ROI processes, knowing that they can manage other processes in future. Ease-of-use, a consistent user-interface, global performance and a single login across multiple solutions makes supplier adoption high. SupplierSoft solutions help reduce operational costs and supplier risk, ensure supplier compliance, improve supplier quality and improve customer satisfaction.

The solutions are built on top of Force.com, a proven enterprise platform from salesforce.com for building and running business applications in the cloud. The platform dramatically reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by speeding development time and costs by more than 50% over traditional platforms.

Suppliersoft customers include leading edge companies such as KLA-Tencor, Novatel Wireless, and Stampede Global.

Media Contact:

Balu Sharma

SupplierSoft Inc.

408-690-8575

pr(at)suppliersoft(dot)com







Dr. Mike Hamilton of Inception Chiropractic Websites Announces the Release of Twelve Free Chiropractic Marketing Programs


Clinton, IA (PRWEB) December 15, 2013

Internet marketing expert, Dr. Mike Hamilton, has recently announced the release of twelve free chiropractic marketing programs. This is a compilation of work that helped Dr. Hamilton and his wife Dr. Aimee Hamilton build a 500 visit per week practice in less than two years.

When contacted at his office, Dr. Hamilton said, We’re coming to that time of the year when chiropractic offices are slowing down and doctors have time to start working on their marketing plans for next year. Most chiropractors spend thousands of dollars investing in rehashed programs that don’t get to the core of what they need. I decided this year to give a huge gift to the doctors that need help. All of the detailed marketing information that we used in our office is now available on our website at no cost.

Dr. Hamilton went on to say, Most doctors fail at marketing because they don’t understand the real secret to success. They believe that someone else is going to do it for them if they throw enough money at it. The reality is that they need to become marketing expert themselves. It saves them money and produces much better results.

Finally, Dr. Hamilton said, The one problem with what I’m doing is that most doctors ignore things that are free. If I charged $ 2000 for this information I would probably have more people actually implement the ideas, but at this point I want everyone to have access.

To learn more about the free marketing programs, please visit Dr. Hamilton’s website at: http://www.inception-chiropractic-websites.com/chiropractic-marketing-101.html

Dr. Mike Hamilton is the co-owner of Inception Chiropractic Websites. He and his wife work each and every day to help doctors of chiropractic reach their online marketing goals. They hope that the information they provide can help you grow your chiropractic business.







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Vector Software Announces December 5, 2013 Webinar: Get the Secret to Designing Testable Software


Providence, RI (PRWEB) November 11, 2013

Vector Software, the worlds leading provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, invites software developers to attend the Secrets to Designing Testable Software webinar on December 5, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST. As most developers are aware, some applications are easier to test than others. This webinar will help explain why.

This monthly on-line customer training webinar is based on customer feedback Vector Software has been collecting over the years on writing easy-to-test code. These secrets form the foundation for best practices, and help ensure that your organization is engineering robust software applications. At this session, attendees will learn key strategies for writing easy-to-test code including:


The attributes of well-designed code
The barriers to good design
Leading causes of poor design
Recommended strategies to achieve testing success

Developing software for test saves time and needless frustration, said William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer of Vector Software. When your software engineers understand the secrets to designing testable software, your overall development process is faster, easier, and ultimately saves money.

This webinar is open to anyone, not just Vector Software customers, interested in this important subject, as this topic is relevant to any software development professional that wants to make their testing easier, faster, and smoother.

About Vector Software, Inc.

Vector Software is the worlds leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Softwares VectorCAST. By automating and managing the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system-level testing, VectorCAST helps organizations accelerate development and ensure the reliability of their embedded software applications. Founded in 1989 by embedded software engineers, Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: http://www.vectorcast.com. Follow Vector Software on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.







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Leading Infrastructure Firm Announces Winners of Strategic Project of the Year Award

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013

The nations leading strategic infrastructure firm CG/LA Infrastructure today announced the winners of its coveted Project of the Year award as voted upon by infrastructure industry insiders.

These transformative infrastructure investments are critical to our economic security and worldwide competitiveness, CG/LA Infrastructure President and CEO Norman F. Anderson said. The Project of the Year awards honor the innovative construction initiatives and the visionaries who are leading them that will help to shape the North American economic landscape into a global powerhouse for the future.

Project of the Year awards are given in five categories covering strategy, financing, engineering, job creation and the environment. All projects have specific business opportunities to be realized in the next three to 18 months.

The winners announced at the 5th Annual North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum at the historic Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. are as follows:

The $ 8.2 billion East Side Access project in New York and the $ 1.5 billion Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal (LIGTT) tied for the Strategic Project of the Year for their potential to generate a historic leap in a country or region’s productivity and/or competitiveness.

The East Side Access project will connect the Long Island Rail Road’s (LIRR) Main and Port Washington lines in Queens to a new LIRR terminal beneath Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. The new connection will increase the LIRR’s capacity into Manhattan, and dramatically shorten travel time for Long Island and eastern Queens commuters traveling to the east side of Manhattan.

LIGTT is envisioned to be transshipment and logistics hub-and-spoke system for containerized cargo. A purpose of the hub-and-spoke system is to effectively address emerging challenges resulting from fundamental changes in the international container shipping industry. The centerpiece of the system is a deep-water cargo container transfer terminal to be located on 250 acres (101.17 hectares) of state-owned property south of River Mile 0 of the Mississippi River.

The $ 1.4 billion Cotton Belt Rail Line connecting Dallas and Fort Worth is the Finance Project of the Year that establishes and/or most extends an innovative finance model, moving closer to more efficient and faster infrastructure investment.

The 62-mile commuter rail project will link the northeast Dallas suburbs to downtown Fort Worth including a stop near the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and beyond into Tarrant County and ending in Plano.

The $ 5 billion New Bridge over the St. Lawrence River in Quebec is the Engineering Project of the Year that extends or demonstrates the region’s technical engineering capacity, especially including innovative design and creative problem-solving.

The Canadian government is building a new bridge corridor to replace the existing Champlain Bridge in Montreal. It will span the St. Lawrence River to connect the Island of Montreal to the South Shore. This is the busiest crossing in Canada for cars, trucks and buses, and is vital to the regional and national economies.

The $ 2 Billion Detroit River International Crossing has been named the Job/Opportunity Creation Project of the Year that will create the greatest number of jobs and/or businesses over the lifetime of the project.

The Detroit River International Crossing will be a six-lane bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit that will provide new border crossing capacity to meet the increased international trade and travel demand over the long term, while simultaneously improving the regional connectivity of people and goods.

The project will be procured as a public-private partnership and will include an 850-meter main span, customs plazas on both sides of the border, and major interchanges in Michigan.

The Rialto Water Services Infrastructure Improvement Plan is the New Infrastructure Project of the Year that makes the greatest difference in the region’s green agenda, from solar, wind and geothermal to energy efficiency and technology applications.

The city of Rialto and Rialto Water Services (RWS) are using a public-private concession model one rarely seen in the United States to strengthen the city’s financial position and improve infrastructure services. As part of that concession, RWS hired Veolia Water North America, a Veolia Water subsidiary, to manage the city’s water and wastewater systems.

The financing mode is highly original, as the city of Rialto has received $ 35 million in an upfront cash payment and secured $ 41 million in funding for future water and wastewater system improvements through a concession contract signed with RWS, a special purpose company established by Table Rock Capital and an Ullico affiliate.

Project of the Year award winners were selected among the Strategic Top 100 North American Infrastructure Projects, valued at $ 435 billion. The 5th North American Strategic Leadership Forum is designed to double the level of infrastructure investment in North America, and dramatically improve the quality and productivity of that investment.

These are examples of ambitious and forward-looking projects that will ensure North America is modernizing its infrastructure to position itself as a world-class system that is the envy of the world, said Doug Eberhard, Senior Director of Infrastructure Development for Autodesk, sponsor of the 2013 North American Project of the Year awards. They are the investments that will put hundreds of thousands of people back to work and are critical to the health and continued economic growth of this country.

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