Blog

BuildMyBod Health – the online marketplace for healthcare services, releases its 2018 Annual Health Pricing Report.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Health | 0 comments

BuildMyBod Health – the online marketplace for healthcare services, releases its 2018 Annual Health Pricing Report.

San Francisco, CA, January 18 2018 – BuildMyBod Health – the online marketplace for healthcare services, releases its 2018 Annual Health Pricing Report.   BuildMyBod Health is the number one trusted online marketplace for healthcare services. It provides consumers and employers with self-funded plans free access to its robust database of price information on medically necessary procedures typically paid out of pocket before a deductible is met or because the service is considered cosmetic. These prices are often better than the so-called negotiated rates provided by insurance companies and reflected in claims data.   BuildMyBod Health also offers a Pricing Assistant for doctors and facilities to better understand how their prices fit within the competitive landscape of other healthcare providers. No claims data or nebulous ranges are used in calculating consumer price quotes; only actionable data.   New to the BuildMyBod database this year are medically necessary procedures such as: colonoscopy, blood tests, CT scans, and a slew of services and procedures aimed at back pain sufferers. According to the American Chiropractic Association, “31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.” Our data shows that Americans are spending an average of $1647 for an epidural injection to alleviate such. BuildMyBod provider, Dr. Richard Kube of Prairie Spine, specializes in minimally invasive spine treatments and pain management remedies and offers patients price estimates through the BuildMyBod Price Estimator on his website. These include epidural injections, disc replacements and fusions to name a few.   In the cosmetic space, as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 17.1 million total cosmetic procedures were performed in 2016. Breast augmentation remains the most popular with liposuction ranking a close second. According to our data, consumers are dishing out anywhere from $5,900-$6,900 for a fuller chest.   Other procedures of interest mentioned in the 2018 Health Pricing Report include:   Brazilian Butt Lift (using fat injections), US average, US average: $9,148   West Region average: $11,819 South Region average: $8,274 Northeast Region average: $7,425     Chin Enlargement (with implant) US average: $4,012   West Region average: $3,897 Midwest Region average: $3,417 South Region average: $4,333 Northeast Region average: $3,163     Tummy Tuck US average: $7,936   West Region average: $8,628 Midwest Region average: $7,322 South Region average: $7,744 Northeast Region average: $7,601 
 About BuildMyBod Health: BuildMyBod Health continues to leave its mark in the healthcare space by making price transparency in healthcare easily accessible through advances in information technology. Consumers across the country can check pricing and purchase procedures and services straight from BuildMyBod.com, the doctor’s website, or the BuildMyBod iPhone/iPad app. The price quotes provided are doctor-specific, and include the cost of facelifts and mommy makeovers, to CT scans, spine surgery, hernia repairs and other diagnostic exams. The BuildMyBod Pricing Assistant allows providers to get real-time feedback regarding their fee schedules. Visit the website to learn more. For more information, email: Kelsey@buildmybod.com...

read more

Cafe Rogusta announces 100% Pure Single Origin Robusta Coffee

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Health | 0 comments

Cafe Rogusta announces 100% Pure Single Origin Robusta Coffee

Panama – Café Rogusta is proud to announce their new product, 100% Pure Single Origin Robusta Coffee. The coffee is made in Panama, one of the world’s most famous destinations for quality coffee bean production. The original Robusta Coffee is made from coffee Canephora plant, handpicked, pulped, dried, and expertly roasted by locals. It doesn’t contain any additives, pesticides, or herbicides, has low acidity and pleasant bitterness levels, and is grown in family-owned plantations with many years of integrity, trust, and quality. The product is available in two versions; 100% pure ground and 100% pure whole bean. For more information visit their website https://www.caferogusta.com. The products can also be purchased on Amazon. “Our coffee is made by family-owned farms and locals who nurture its land. These coffee beans have a rich history of serving the world with pure taste and pleasure in a cup. We offer our customers exclusive product and price, where they get the best deals and excellent taste at the same time,” said Juan Rojas, a representative of Café Rogusta. The Café Rogusta brand of coffee beans is trusted the world over. The company offers consumers the best of artisanal coffee, from the mountains of Panama. What makes the product unique among others is the high level of caffeine, which is about 84%, making it better than Arabian coffee. 100% Pure Single Origin Robusta Coffee is made in the most suitable weather conditions, planted and harvested by locals, and prepared using a combination of age-old and modern methods. This pure production method ensures there are no impurities, chemical additives, or pesticides that may be harmful to the human body. Buy the Pure Ground or the Pure Whole Bean on Amazon store and enjoy enormous discounts. “Rogusta coffee is one of the best in the world. As an ardent coffee drinker, I have tasted everything. Rogusta is the perfect thing to start my morning. The taste is great, and it gives me plenty of energy to go through the day. Coffee has never been so greatly made with so much passion and commitment,” said Aaron B, a customer. The coarsely ground gourmet coffee is the right sip on every morning. It will wake you up and energize you to take charge of the whole day. Experience the difference in the perfect cup of coffee. Available in 100% pure ground and 100% pure whole bean. About Café Rogusta Café Rogusta is known all over the world as manufacturers of quality coffee from the mountains of Panama. The company is committed to delivering high-quality coffee that is healthy and affordable. For more information, please contact 786-374-2909, caferogusta@gmail.com, or visit www.caferogusta.com.   Media ContactCompany Name: Cafe RogustaContact Person: Juan RojasEmail: caferogusta@gmail.comPhone: 786-374-2909Country: PanamaWebsite:...

read more

Treasure Island Las Vegas deploys B4Checkins’ cutting edge technology to further protect consumer credit card data

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Health | Comments Off on Treasure Island Las Vegas deploys B4Checkins’ cutting edge technology to further protect consumer credit card data

Treasure Island Las Vegas deploys B4Checkins’ cutting edge technology to further protect consumer credit card data

LAS VEGAS, NV and HALIFAX, NS (November 10, 2017) – Treasure Island Las Vegas has partnered with Agilysys & b4checkin, a developer and provider of cloud-based hospitality software, to deploy b4easypost – the industry’s first and revolutionary online payment and posting software solution which greatly enhances the security of consumers’ credit card information. b4easypost, developed by b4checkin, works by first providing an online platform for guests and meeting planners to make deposits and payments to a hotel, then automatically and securely posting those payments to the property’s management system. This eliminates the need for paper credit card authorization forms, which, aside from their inconvenience, are prone to human error and contrary to PCI compliance standards. Additionally, this end-to-end electronic solution significantly reduces credit card chargebacks to the hotel. Overall, by facilitating protected e-commerce transactions, there is a significant cost reduction for hotels as well. Treasure Island Las Vegas is a 2,884 room casino hotel located on the world famous Las Vegas Strip that uses Agilysys’ industry-leading Lodging Management System® (LMS) as its property management system (PMS). Following the launch of b4easypost at Treasure Island Las Vegas in late September 2017, the software has already processed and successfully posted an incredible volume of over 800 transactions totaling over 400K in the first 30 days of operation. “The deployment of b4easypost is a tremendous enhancement for our hotel. It not only provides a seamless online payment portal for our customers with a great user experience, but it also drastically reduces the number of hours required to process those transactions,” said Careme Casanova-Dapra, Executive Director, Resort Services at Treasure Island Las Vegas. “We’re excited to gain the benefits of b4easypost and integration into LMS, which allows our guests to feel more protected knowing their highly sensitive personal data, most important of which is their credit card information, is being transferred via the b4easypost advanced and secure automated payment portal.” “b4easypost’s implementation at Treasure Island Las Vegas is a continuation of the success we’ve had with this product” said Saar Fabrikant, President and CEO of b4checkin. “In an age where hotels – or any company for that matter – is still dealing with paper based credit card forms, or having to manually post transactions into their systems, our software as the only integrated solution, has emerged as a powerful tool for any property to deploy to protect their customers’ personal data and themselves. As guests now expect every form of payment to be available to them online, there is no reason why all properties shouldn’t do their best to uphold strict data security standards without manual work.” About b4checkin b4checkin™ develops and provides an innovative suite of cloud-based software solutions for the hospitality industry. Designed to help hotels better manage online reservations and measure guest satisfaction, core products include: chameleon, the industry’s first online booking engine with multiple design options; b4feedback, a state-of-the-art guest satisfaction tracking and management tool; b4arrival, an online check-in system that maximizes convenience for mobile-friendly guests; b4easypost, a fully automated payment and posting solution; b4GDS, a GDS interface for properties offering a ‘one-stop-shop’ for hoteliers; b4golf, a golf tee time reservation solution; b4spa, a spa appointment booking solution; and b4ubet, an application that allows hotel casino players to book their hotel offers online. b4checkin is headquartered in Halifax, Nova...

read more

Kansas City Entrepreneur Patrick Kucera To Receive Humanitarian Award

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Health | Comments Off on Kansas City Entrepreneur Patrick Kucera To Receive Humanitarian Award

Kansas City Entrepreneur Patrick Kucera To Receive Humanitarian Award

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Kansas City – Nov 9, 2017   Patrick Kucera, affectionately known as “PK”, received the iChange Nations™ World Civility Award on November 4th, for his humanitarian work in disaster relief and mentoring business owners in the U.S. and in Third World International development. For over a decade, Kansas City businessman, mentor and entrepreneur Patrick PK Kucera, has used innovative leadership skills and emergency response abilities to coordinate with local authorities, business and ministries to organize frontline operations for thousands of families devastated by hurricanes.   The Global International Award event which was held on November 4th in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was hosted by founder and president, Dr. H.E. Clyde Rivers. iChange Nations™ is a professional institution that equips, mentors and trains highly esteemed individuals who have impacted the world with their humanitarian leadership. Former recipients of the iChange Nations™ World Civility Award include former President of Zambia, Kenneth Kuanda and Manoj Shah, former Head of Lions Clubs for the African continent.   One of the greatest challenges in providing disaster relief and restoration is the gridlock that often occurs between local, federal and state agencies, insurance adjustors and restoration contractors. PK has used his unique set of skills to provide a voice of reason in the midst of death and destruction. In dozens of communities, Kucera helped facilitate cooperation, rallied crowds of locals to rebuild lives, reopen businesses and restore schools. Over the last decade, PK assisted ground zero efforts with tornados, floods, fires and for Hurricanes Katrina, Ivan, Ike, Irene and spent months helping in New York, New Jersey, Brownsville and the Gulf Coast.   In the business world, PK is a businessman, mentor, innovator and speaker. His enthusiasm and “entrepreneurial mindset” for individuals and corporations make him a highly sought-after speaker and business advisor both locally and internationally. His inspiring book, The Revival of Revenue will be released in early 2018.   A life-long entrepreneur and minister, PK recently returned home from Houston Texas, where he and his wife, Mari, provided direction, support and contributions to local relief efforts that have provided critically needed food, water and supplies for thousands of families victimized by Hurricane Harvey.   Throughout his life, PK has served people of all ages and backgrounds, given to those who are less fortunate, and has been involved in ministry and business. However, his passion is to touch and change the lives of people. PK states “Life is filled with disasters, both personal and natural. It is important to use our God given talents and resources to help others to restore what has been lost and discover the hope of what lies ahead.” PK is currently exploring running for an elected office in the great State of Kansas.   The iChange Nations™ Global International Golden Rule Honor Event featured several world leaders in attendance. The Global Day of Honor also launched its historic Women of Golden Rule Dialogue feature and concluded with the prestigious Global Golden Rule International Award Night of Honor.   For Media Contact: Dr. Terry Warren, 949 743-4065 Terry_warrenpr@yahoo.com  ...

read more

RX SMART COFFEE (RXSC) ICO ENDS- 50K+ RAISED

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Health | Comments Off on RX SMART COFFEE (RXSC) ICO ENDS- 50K+ RAISED

RX SMART COFFEE (RXSC) ICO ENDS- 50K+ RAISED

BALTIMORE MD, Nov. 07, 2017 — Today Rx Smart Coffee Inc. (rxsmartcoffee.co) announced the completion of its ICO token sale, raising over $50k. The ICO ended on November 06, 2017 at 9:30 AM EST. Rx Smart Coffee extends heartfelt and sincere thanks to all of the participants, investors, family and friends who have entrusted their hard-earned money with RXSC.  As mentioned before in previous announcements, the objective of this ICO was to promote international awareness of our coffee blends. The money raised during the ICO will help us move the business plan forward as projected and not qualify us as a failed project. Most of RXSC development was funded with our own resources with solid deliverables achieved prior to ICO. The Peer 2 Peer E-Commerce Platform: Rx Smart Coffee markets will sell private label naturopathic coffee to individual consumers via the platform. The store uses a peer 2 peer model.  Each store is replicated to each distributor/reseller/associate on our system. The platform automatically calculates and tracks commissions using the Forced Matrix pay plan– paying the distributors a direct sales commission and sharing a precise percentage with their uplines at specific levels. Also integrated with our platform is an e-learning center for first time users of online peer 2 peer marketing and cryptocurrency enthusiasts.  The e-learning center will cover topics such as how to sell online using the platform, how to trade cryptocurrencies, (such as DIBCOIN), how to make money on specific niches, learning to drop ship and much more. The e-learning center will be video-ready and specific memberships will allow access specific centers. Product Offering: Heart Smart– specific herbs that aid in chelating and cleaning the blood vessels and veins, as well as aiding in heart muscle support. Gentlemen’s Blend– aids in body support of men to improve and support a healthier Erectile Structure and Function to enhance the body functions of improved Prostate function, with enhanced Libido, Blood Flow, and Stamina. Fresh Breeze– aids in body support of females in the area of reducing Hormonal Imbalances, Heat Flashes, Pre-Menstrual Cramping and other symptoms associated with changes in hormonal levels. This blend is formulated to be a women’s BFF (Best Friend Forever). Thin Blend- aids in body support for males and females in the area of increased Metabolism, Weight Stabilization, and increase in the overall Caloric Efficiency of the Digestive System, which along with good diet and exercise helps shed unwanted pounds. Brazilian Soul- rich, flavorful 100% organic Arabica coffee with no added ingredients for those who appreciate coffee that is bold in body yet smooth in taste. Sourced from some of the highest elevations from around the world, this coffee is certain to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Beautiful Mind– specific herbs that aid in body support of males and females in the area of improved Mental Clarity, improved Circulation to the Brain and Nervous System to enhance the body functions of Positive Focus and Mental Agility. About RxSmartCoffee Token RxSmartCoffee token (RXSC) is a Waves based decentralized token that represents Rx Smart Coffee Inc’s assets. Rx Smart Coffee has selected Waves as the platform of choice to create Rx Smart Coffee’s token due to its simplicity, friendly environment and its robust infrastructure tailored to non-traditional cryptocurrency users. Waves’ decentralized features allow us to create RXSC token as fuel...

read more

HomeopathyStore.com Announces New Brand of Homeopathic Remedies Called Anna’s Remedies

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Health | Comments Off on HomeopathyStore.com Announces New Brand of Homeopathic Remedies Called Anna’s Remedies

HomeopathyStore.com Announces New Brand of Homeopathic Remedies Called Anna’s Remedies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna’s Remedies will include a series of natural flu protection and relief remedies known as Influenzinum, Thymuline and CoxiFlu   BALTIMORE, NOVEMBER 3, 2017—HomeopathyStore.com, an online natural health store, has recently announced the launch of its new brand of natural flu protection and relief remedies. The new brand, known as Anna’s Remedies, includes Influenzinum, Thymuline and Coxiflu, the top three homeopathic remedies recommended by natural health practitioners during flu season.   Influenzinum is a natural homeopathic remedy made every year from the new flu vaccine strains and is a solution for people looking for a holistic, natural, needle-free way to build the body’s defense against flu viruses.   Thymuline is a natural immunity booster. HomeopathyStore.com recommends taking it once a week to keep an individual’s immune system strong so that it can fight off flus and colds.   CoxiFlu is a natural flu-relief remedy made with the well-known homeopathic ingredient Anas Barbariae. It supports the body naturally while it fights the flu and offers relief from fever, chills, sore throats, coughing, runny nose and other flu-like symptoms.   All three remedies are lactose free. Influenzinum and Thymuline come as convenient mouth sprays with 35 doses each. Coxiflu comes in a convenient, small bottle and contains 30 doses.   “We love providing the best natural remedies available today, which are often still insider tips in the natural health community,” said Anna Wirth, Co-Founder of HomeopathyStore.com. “We search for these very smart natural solutions and work with the most dedicated manufacturers in the U.S. to offer the highest-quality products at an excellent price. We are the only providers of the popular lactose-free Influenzinum and Thymuline combo, and its arguably the best natural flu protection kit recommended by integrative health practitioners and doctors.”   Those interested in learning more about HomepathyStore.com or interested in purchasing Influenzinum, Thymuline and Coxiflu can do so at https://www.homeopathystore.com/.   About HomeopathyStore.com   HomeopathyStore.com was founded by Anna Wirth in 2010 as an online homeopathic retailer. Today, HomeopathyStore.com presents the largest selections of single remedies in the country, and specializes in natural flu protection and relief and lactose-free liquid homeopathic remedies.  ...

read more

b4checkin Expands in Tribal Gaming Hotels Space with Black Bear Casino Resort, Pahrump Nugget Hotel Casino

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Health | Comments Off on b4checkin Expands in Tribal Gaming Hotels Space with Black Bear Casino Resort, Pahrump Nugget Hotel Casino

b4checkin Expands in Tribal Gaming Hotels Space with Black Bear Casino Resort, Pahrump Nugget Hotel Casino

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – November 1, 2017 – b4checkin, Inc., a developer and provider of cloud-based hospitality software solutions, announces the successful implementation of chameleon, an adaptable and affordable hotel booking engine, for two large casino hotel properties – Black Bear Casino Resort (http://www.blackbearcasinoresort.com/) in Carlton, Minnesota and Pahrump Nugget Hotel Casino (https://www.pahrumpnugget.com/) in Pahrump, Nevada. These casino hotel properties both utilize Agilysys Visual One™ as their property management system (PMS) to effectively manage guestroom inventory. As part of the Agilysys-b4checkin Reseller Agreement, chameleon is the premier choice for Agilysys PMS users, allowing these properties to have extensive online packaging and bundling of ancillary revenue streams with room reservations. This means that there is not only increased convenience for customers, but also that these casino hotels will be better able to capture incremental revenue from guests. These two installations further emphasize b4checkin’s role as a visionary leader in the hospitality software space. Black Bear Casino Resort also has an 18-hole golf course, for which the hotel deployed b4checkin’s b4golf, the only two-way tee time reservation solution that integrates with Agilysys’s V1 GolfPro. Now powered by both chameleon and b4golf, Black Bear Casino Resort will be able to seamlessly facilitate guestroom and golf bookings, as well as payments, from the same online customer interface. This will help to maximize revenues for both channels in addition to reducing labor requirements to process these transactions. “All-in-one booking and payment platforms are the future. Customers already demand and expect a fluid online experience, and b4checkin’s installations at these casino hotels is yet another demonstration of how our software solutions are helping to meet this need.” said Saar Fabrikant, President & CEO of b4checkin. “As the most agile developer of middleware and customer-facing technologies for the hospitality industry, b4checkin will continue to service the global market for integrated solutions that can enhance the guest booking experience as well as offer guests a convenient method of booking additional amenities.” “The chameleon booking engine has made the reservation process quick and easy. Its mobile responsiveness means guests get the same experience regardless of the device they use. The admin portal is equally straightforward and gives my team the flexibility to update content on demand.” said Corey Van Guilder, Hotel Manager at Black Bear Casino Resort. “Moreover, b4golf is a fully integrated solution with our V1 GolfPro system. Guests are thrilled to be able to book their tee times online so they can better focus on enjoying a round on our spectacular golf course!”   About b4checkin b4checkin™ develops and provides an innovative suite of cloud-based software solutions for the hospitality industry. Designed to help hotels better manage online reservations and measure guest satisfaction, core products include: chameleon, the industry’s first online booking engine with multiple design options; b4feedback, a state-of-the-art guest satisfaction tracking and management tool; b4arrival, an online check-in system that maximizes convenience for mobile-friendly guests; b4easypost, a fully automated payment and posting solution; b4GDS, a GDS interface for properties offering a ‘one-stop-shop’ for hoteliers; b4golf, a golf tee time reservation solution; b4spa, a spa appointment booking solution; and b4ubet, an application that allows hotel casino players to book their hotel offers online. b4checkin is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, with installations serving customers in North America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. For more...

read more

AFFINITY BIO PARTNERS AND AFFINITY BIOCEUTICALS

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Health | Comments Off on AFFINITY BIO PARTNERS AND AFFINITY BIOCEUTICALS

AFFINITY BIO PARTNERS AND AFFINITY BIOCEUTICALS

“Affinity Bio Partners and Affinity BioCeuticals hosts the 1 st Medical Cannabis Clinical Trial Symposium in Philadelphia, PA.” PHOENIXVILLE, Pennsylvania.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—Affinity Bio Partners and Affinity BioCeuticals, CEO, Christina DiArcangelo Puller announced that they are hosting the 1st Medical Cannabis Clinical Symposium in Philadelphia, PA on December 8, 2017. “Affinity Bio Partners and Affinity BioCeuticals’ are very proud to facilitate the 1st Annual Clinical Research Industry Leaders Conference for Medical Cannabis Clinical Research. This Symposium is designed to promote Medical Cannabis Education and empower medical professionals to step out of the “Green Closet” and step into Medical Cannabis Clinical Research. It is with great importance to ensure that the levels of education and professionalism are raised in the ever-evolving medical cannabis industry. ” said Christina DiArcangelo Puller, CEO, Affinity Bio Partners and Affinity BioCeuticals. To review the symposium brochure and purchase tickets, please visit https://www.affinitybiopartners.com/medical-cannabis-symposium or https://www.affinitybioceuticals.com/affinity-bioceuticals-sponsored-eve For more information on the company or general inquiries, please email: info@affinitybiopartners.com or visit us at www.affinitybiopartners.com. Forward Looking Statements: Statements in this document that are not descriptions of historical facts are forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price could be materially negatively affected. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology including “goal,” “focus,” “aims,” “believes,” “can,” “challenge,” ”predictable,” “will,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. We operate in a rapidly-changing environment and new risks emerge from time to time. As a result, it is not possible for our management to predict all risks, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements the Company may...

read more

Intelligent Voice Signs Strategic Alliance with Navigant

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Health | Comments Off on Intelligent Voice Signs Strategic Alliance with Navigant

Intelligent Voice Signs Strategic Alliance with Navigant

London, 24 October 2017 – Intelligent Voice, a leading specialist in voice and analysis solutions, is delighted to announce its new strategic alliance with top global professional services firm, Navigant   “We are delighted to be working with Navigant,” says Ben Shellie, CEO of Intelligent Voice. “They provide state-of-the-art technology solutions, including e-discovery, forensics excellence, and deep information security capabilities required to address today’s most complex data challenges. For us, this type of full-service, highly-secure service provision is vital to protect today’s demanding clients.”   Says Richard Chalk, Director of Global Legal Technology Solutions for Navigant “Management and review of audio has become a major headache for a number of our clients. Intelligent Voice offers a solution that can be easily integrated into almost any workflow, and provides ultra-fast accurate processing in a small footprint.”   The new strategic alliance will allow rapid and effective deployment of Intelligent Voice for regulatory and investigative matters, in particular a deep integration with leading review tools such as Relativity.  Intelligent Voice offers a suite of review capabilities using speech-to-text, phonetic indexing and biometric search.   Intelligent Voice offers a suite of review capabilities using speech-to-text, phonetic indexing and biometric search. Intelligent Voice provides cloud-level accuracy from an on-premise solution for clients who do not want data processed using public cloud providers.  The solution also ensures compliance with existing and future data privacy regulations including GDPR.  About Intelligent Voice® Intelligent Voice Limited is based in London, San Francisco and New York.  The company has over 25 years’ experience of delivering mission critical systems in the financial services industry, including to several of the world’s top 20 insurers and banks. Through innovations such as the SmartTranscript® and GPU-accelerated speech recognition, Intelligent Voice allow companies to understand their businesses better, with a key focus on unlocking the value in telephone and meeting room audio. For further information about Intelligent Voice, please visit http://www.intelligentvoice.com About Navigant Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm serves clients in the healthcare, energy, high tech and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com....

read more

Newport Hospitality Group, Inc. Launches “Mikey”, A Hospitality Team Member Insider App

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Health | Comments Off on Newport Hospitality Group, Inc. Launches “Mikey”, A Hospitality Team Member Insider App

Newport Hospitality Group, Inc. Launches “Mikey”, A Hospitality Team Member Insider App

WILLIAMSBURG, VA. (October 17, 2017) — Newport Hospitality Group, Inc. (NHG), a prominent hotel management company in the Eastern United States, recently debuted its new team member insider mobile app powered by hubEngage™ and affectionately called “Mikey” (Motivation, Inspiration, Knowledge, Engagement and You) after the company’s Founder and Chairman, Michael Pleninger. As an innovative tool for hotel team members, Mikey is specifically designed to strengthen NHG’s personal relationships with all associates as well as to heighten the camaraderie amongst employees working at different locations in the company’s hotel portfolio. Such an online tool is unprecedented for the hospitality industry. With communication, a sense of belonging and meaningful employment all acting as vital components for maximizing team productivity, NHG saw Mikey as a means to enrich team members’ work life. The app has been loaded with rich internal content, social tools and exclusive program awards driving rapid adoption and boosting company morale. “Mikey showcases our best practices and celebrates our successes, connecting all team members,” said Lizz Chambers, NHG’s Vice President of Associate Engagement. “We know that each associate can have a huge impact on the overall guest experience and ultimately on the property’s bottom line. Regular users of the app have better cultural awareness and help to drive hotel profitability. After all, happy, engaged team members create happy, engaged guests and a healthy bottom line.” Mikey functions by taking an education-through-entertainment approach and utilizing gamification techniques. It informs savvy, information-hungry team members with regularly refreshed material, industry insights and enjoyable news stories. It provides a rewards-based, intimate learning experience and the ability to communicate directly with team members across the entire NHG portfolio. Associates also participate in an internal social feed network, challenges and contests. They can share stories, provide valuable feedback and have uninterrupted access to a message board where they are encouraged to interact with NHG’s Corporate Team. The more a team member interacts with Mikey, the more points, badges and rewards he or she will earn, thereby furthering engagement with the app. Access to the program is by invite-only, and codes can be requested via email. ###   PR Contact: Lizz Chambers / lizzc@nhghotels.com / 757-221-8630 Newport Hospitality GroupLocated in Williamsburg, Virginia is a leading hotel management company specializing in select and full-service hotels. They operate more than 40 hotels in the Eastern United States with a diverse portfolio including Candlewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood, Hampton Inn, Hyatt Place, Courtyard by Marriott, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Sleep Inn, Cambria Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites and Days Inn. About hubEngage™hubEngage™ is an employee app communication and engagement platform that lets you push relevant news, content, surveys, gamification, rewards and much more to users via location-based technologies, segmentation, user behavior and feedback algorithms. Using hubEngage’s intuitive dashboard, you can instantly design, build and trigger mobile and desktop tactics for apps as well as analyze performance and retarget users with increasing relevancy. Visit...

read more