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Top Luxury Resort Cabo San Lucas Hacienda Encantada Recaps 2014 Accolades

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (PRWEB) January 28, 2015

We are in the early stages of a fresh new year and 2014 was a year with many wonderful highpoints and several challenges for Hacienda Encantada and also Los Cabos in general. In September, los Cabos experienced its strongest hurricane on record, causing a lot of damage and requiring months of cleanup. With that being the main challenge faced by the destination, any other challenges pale in comparison. However 2014 was an excellent year for the resort group, Mexico Grand Hotels, and also Los Cabos in general. 2015 has already gotten off to a wonderful start. Top Luxury Resort Cabo San Lucas Hacienda Encantada would like to look back at 2014 and review some of the highlights so we can reveal 2015s goals.

1. The 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence was awarded to Hacienda Encantada. TripAdvisor, being the largest and most popular review site for lodgings and restaurants worldwide, makes this award extra special. TripAdvisor awards the certificate of excellence to hotels, resorts and businesses that have achieved excellent reviews and, more importantly, proven the reviews mattered and worked to improve service. With new hotel management positioned at Top Luxury Resort in Cabo San Lucas Hacienda Encantada early last year, this certificate was an honor. Improving service and quality is always at the forefront of the goals of hotel management as making guest and member stays the best possible is always what the staff strives for.

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Tannenbaum Helperns Clients Purchase of Long Island College Hospital Ranked Among the Top 3 Real Estate Development Deals in 2014 by The Real Deal

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2015

With a purchase price of $ 240 million, The Real Deal ranked Fortis Property Groups acquisition of the Long Island College Hospital campus in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn #3 in its list of Top 10 Development Deals of 2014. Tannenbaum Helpern represented Fortis Property Group in the purchase. According to The Real Deal, while it is not the biggest transaction in terms of dollars, it may be the most unique and interesting. The process of Fortis entering into multiple agreements with the State University of New York for the purchase of this site took over a year to complete, full of twists and turns. Fortis partnered with NYU Langone Medical Center, which took over the operations of the existing hospital emergency department and will be operating an NYU Langone medical facility to be developed on the site. Fortis plans on developing the balance of the site primarily as a residential project. The deal involved heavy negotiations with key players while addressing the concerns of the seller, community groups and other stakeholders.

We are proud to have represented Fortis on the transaction. The deal was highly complex and involved intense negotiations. We were happy to help iron out the differences while keeping our clients interests in mind and ultimately bring it to a successful closing, said Robert E. Helpern, Chair of Tannenbaum Helperns Real Estate department. The Tannenbaum Helpern team was led by Helpern and Eric S. Schoenfeld, a partner in Tannenbaum Helperns Real Estate department.

About Tannenbaum Helperns Real Estate and Construction Law Practice

Tannenbaum Helperns Real Estate and Construction Law Practice possesses skills, creativity and expertise to address the complex issues that arise in sophisticated real estate and construction matters. We provide an interdisciplinary approach to the broad practice of real estate and construction law, which facilitates the exchange of information regarding developing trends, laws, standards and transactions among the members of the real estate and construction law practice, as well as with complementary practices within the firm such as Tannenbaum Helperns financial services, tax, litigation and bankruptcy practices. Utilizing this approach, Tannenbaum Helpern is able to advance its credo of providing practical solutions to all legal issues confronting clients. Real estate and construction clients include public companies, REITs, real estate private equity funds, national and regional owners, investors, developers, property managers, institutional lenders, hotel operators, hospitals and national and regional retail chains.

About Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Since 1978, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP has combined a powerful mix of insight, creativity, industry knowledge, senior talent and transaction expertise to successfully guide clients through periods of challenge and opportunity. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality legal services in a practical and efficient manner, bringing to bear the judgment, common sense and expertise of well trained, business minded lawyers. Through our commitment to service and successful results, Tannenbaum Helpern continues to earn the loyalty of our clients and a reputation for excellence. For more information, visit http://www.thsh.com or follow us on Twitter: @THSHLAW.

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Nancy Wu

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP



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Quality Door & Hardware, Inc. Announces Its Choice of Corbin Russwin Panic Devices as the Featured Product for December 2014

West Babylon, New York (PRWEB) December 24, 2014

Quality Door & Hardware is pleased to feature Corbin Russwin ED5200 and ED5200A Panic Devices as its recommended hardware solution for life safety and security requirements in frequent use applications.

“Corbin Russwin has quite an impressive history of manufacturing architectural hardware designed to meet life safety and security requirements. An integral part of that history is the ED5200 Series of Panic Devices,” states Kenneth Carnesi, Director of International Sales. “These exit devices are specially designed to allow safe and easy egress in frequent use applications such as schools, factories, theaters, hotels, offices, retail complexes and government buildings and we are proud to offer the Corbin Russwin 5200 line of Panic Devices as our choice of featured product for December 2014.”

The Corbin Russwin ED5200 and ED5200A panic devices undergo rigorous testing both in the lab and in the field. Abuse and cycle tests evidence time and again, the impressive durability of the ED5200 and ED5200A devices, which are backed by a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. These quality Corbin Russwin panic devices are manufactured on a heavy duty chassis, featuring a low profile and are closed on all sides. Both the ED5200 and ED5200A panic devices contain a 3/4″ throw stainless steel Pullman-type latch bolt with a stainless steel auxiliary deadlocking latch standard. The ED5200 and ED5200A feature smooth lines in the exit bar and are available in architecturally finished brass, bronze or stainless steel.

Quality Door & Hardware invites you to visit our website at http://www.QualityDoor.com to learn more about the highly recommended Corbin Russwin ED5200 and ED5200A panic devices and all of the other fine quality door hardware products featured at everyday competitive prices and backed by our unparalleled customer service. Please come and experience for yourself “the difference that ‘Quality’ can make in your business.”

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Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun Resort Wins 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2014

Unlimited Vacation Club (UVC) by AMResorts today announced its Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun ranked among the Top Five All-Inclusive Resorts In The World in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice

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Winners Announced for the 2014 Health IT Student Innovation Award, TAG-ed Informs

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) November 27, 2014

TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), the Georgia Department of Education (GaDoE), and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Pine Grove Middle School and Coffee County FBLA as the 2014 Student Innovation Award Winners.

Sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, this competition challenged student teams from Georgia middle and high schools to develop a mobile app or mobile optimized website that connects young people with opportunity, information and resources on the prevention and cessation of tobacco usage.

Four high school and three middle school teams were chosen as finalists and invited to market their applications to healthcare and industry representatives attending the Health IT Leadership Summit on November 20, 2014 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. Summit attendees selected the team with the most compelling solution through a text voting system.

Middle and high school students using their skills and imagination to develop concepts is always exciting to see and the energy and enthusiasm they bring the Health IT Summit every year is incredible, said Michael Robertson, Executive Director of TAG Education Collaborative.

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and State Health Officer, presented the awards at the summit. Cash prizes were awarded to the school or program of each finalist team, and the grand-prize winners received an additional cash prize.

You will help us to connect with Georgias young people in an environment theyre very familiar with a digital environment, said Dr. Fitzgerald at the Summit. Your work has the potential to help Georgia reverse its course and reduce the awful burden of tobacco use among young people. Thank you to all of you.

To demo the winning high school project, visit http://rfarnam.wix.com/drug-addiction.

To view the winning middle school project, visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clean-mouth/id926984956?mt=8 or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.buildfire.app1666695.

The other high school finalists included: Meadowcreek High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and the Steampunk Robotics Technology Club. Middle school finalists included: Tucker Middle School and the Steampunk Robotics Technology Club. Three of the seven finalists were from outside the metro-Atlanta area.

About TAG Education Collaborative

TAG Education Collaborative is dedicated to developing science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in Georgia. Through partnerships with statewide STEM programs, TAG-Ed fosters student interest in STEM in order to increase appreciation for the opportunities available through technology careers. TAG-Ed hosts an internship program for high school students, two web-based team challenges for students interested in Health IT and web design, and the Vine Event, an annual fundraiser benefiting STEM education. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative or contact Michael Robertson at (404) 920 2038 or mrobertson(at)tagonline(dot)org.

About The Verizon Foundation

The Verizon Foundation helps people to live healthy, safe and independent lives by addressing disparities in education, health care and sustainability. Since 2000, the Verizon Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars to improve the communities where Verizon employees work and live. Verizons employees are generous with their donations and their time, having logged more than 6.2 million hours of service to make a positive difference in their communities. For more information, visit http://www.verizonfoundation.org.

About the Georgia Department of Public Health

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency in preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and wellbeing; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective. In 2011, the General Assembly restored DPH to its own state agency after more than 30 years of consolidation with other departments. At the state level, DPH functions through numerous divisions, sections, programs and offices. Locally, DPH funds and collaborates with Georgia’s 159 county health departments and 18 public health districts. Through the changes, the mission has remained constant to protect the lives of all Georgians. Today, DPHs main functions include: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Maternal and Child Health, Infectious Disease and Immunization, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emergency Medical Services, Pharmacy, Nursing, Volunteer Health Care, the Office of Health Equity, Vital Records, and the State Public Health Laboratory. For more information about DPH, visit http://www.dph.ga.gov.

About the Georgia Department of Education (GaDoE)

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) oversees public education throughout the state. The Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Division of the GADoE is responsible for the career and leadership development of students in middle and high schools. The department works with the nine Career Technical Student Organizations (CTOs) to enrich the curriculum in the CTAE Pathways. Many of these CTOs are state chapters of national organizations. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) provides opportunities for students to develop vocational and career-supportive skills. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) enhances the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health occupations students. For more information, visit http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/.

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November 2014 Savannah Food and Wine Festival

Savannah, Georgia (PRWEB) November 28, 2014

Foodies and oenophiles pack your bags and hop a train to Georgia! Its time for an entire week of fabulous wining and dining at the Savannah Food & Wine Festival. From November 10 through 16, enjoy wine dinners, tastings, classes, exhibits, art, authors, and a whole lot of Southern hospitality throughout unique and charming seaside city of Savannah. Festivities culminate in the main event on Saturday A Taste of Savannah.

This years Taste stretches from Ellis Square to Johnson Square and features food from some of best Savannah restaurants, hundreds of spirits and wines, a Belgian beer garden, cooking demonstrations, art, a Celebrity Authors Tent, Bartenders Challenge, Waiters Race, activities for kids, and more. Many of the individual events are located close to downtown Savannah Georgia hotels, so make a reservation and check out some of these Festival highlights:

Monday, November 10 – Bethesda Farm to Table Dinner at Bethesda Academy, featuring Georgia Grown products and local chefs. Reception at 5:00 PM, dinner at 6:00 PM.

Tuesday, November 11 – Master Class Series begins at the 700 Kitchen Cooking School, Mansion on Forsyth Park. Join three top chefs and a Master Sommelier in this series of four interactive and highly enjoyable food and wine classes, presented from Tuesday through Thursday.

Wednesday, November 12 – Celebrity Chef Tour at The Manson on Forsyth Park. Reception at 6:00 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, November 13 –

Grand Reserve Tasting at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Friday, November 14 –

Learning Experiences at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center include six mouthwatering demonstrations of southern cooking, food and wine pairings, the art of bourbon, and grilling techniques.

Saturday, November 15 -

Taste of Savannah at Ellis Square from 1:00 to 5:00 PM (VIP Lounge ticketholders have early access at noon for tastings of select wines, craft cocktails and delicious treats, as well as meet-and-greet with celebrity winemakers, authors and chefs).

Sunday, November 16 -

Jazz & Bubbles Brunch at Aqua Star at the Westin Savannah from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. What a lovely way to say Until next year, yall.


Savannah has any number of quality lodging choices, but here are three excellent downtown Savannah Georgia hotels to consider:

Andaz Savannah, 14 Barnard Street on Ellis Square sleek, arty, urban, relaxed. This Historic District hotel is walking distance to caf

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Sea Side Reservations Announces Record 2014 Demand For Cancun Furnished Vacation Rental Properties

(PRWEB) November 29, 2014

Sea Side Reservations, a trusted and respected name in Mexican beachfront vacation rental properties announces record 2014 demand for Cancun vacation rental properties. The company has consistently outpaced the competition when it comes to providing guest satisfaction and owner satisfaction year after year for a wide range of furnished villas, condos and private residential homes in Cancun Mexico. The company features an online reservation center as well as a call center that ensures clients personal information will be safe and secure when making a reservation. Most importantly, the company guarantees that a property will be ready and available upon arrival in Cancun. The company has consistently stated that it never entertains the idea of a bait and switch concept. In short, the property reserved is the property that can be expected upon arrival.

Another important aspect of choosing to work with Sea Side Reservations is that the company has implemented a certified five-star rating system on each and every furnished villa, condo and private residential home. This rating system is carefully validated and reviewed by professional property managers. In addition it is further confirmed by a steady influx of guest surveys that are received on a daily basis. All this data is combined as a way to generate an accurate rating system on furnished properties so that guests can make a more informed decision. The company has been rated number one in Mexico since 2001 with regard to total customer satisfaction. Few other managers of property in Mexico can compare in this regard.

The company boasts an impressive and responsive on-site team of managers that maintain properties in top condition at all times. This provides clients with a safe and comfortable experience when renting a property in beautiful Cancun Mexico. Having served property owners and vacationers alike since 1996, the company has built a reputation one client at a time. Considered by many to be a premier provider of the best in furnished vacation villas, condos and homes in Cancun, Sea Side Reservations is a company that simply gets it right.

Those in search of luxury beachfront homes and condominiums as a way to enjoy the perfect Mexican holiday need look no further than this respected firm. Assisting clients from across the country and around the world, Sea Side Reservations provides impeccable lodging services for travelers wishing to enjoy an extraordinary vacation in Cancun. Far exceeding anything that a hotel could ever offer, furnished properties in Cancun are becoming the new standard. Clients enjoy a host of amenities to ensure an outstanding vacation from start to finish. This recent announcement with regard to record 2014 demand for Cancun furnished vacation rental properties is further confirmation that Sea Side Reservations is dedicated to providing the absolute best in client satisfaction for both owners and guests in Cancun Mexico.

Sea Side Reservations is a leader in luxurious beachfront homes and condos located in highly desirable destinations throughout resort areas in Mexico. Specializing in Mexico holiday villas that offer affordable luxury to travelers from across the country and throughout the world, Sea Side Reservations is regarded as an expert when it comes to outstanding vacation home rentals. Providing exceptional assistance and guidance for travelers wishing to experience beautiful vacation spots such as Rocky Point Mexico, San Carlos, Cancun, as well as other spectacular Mexico resort areas, Sea Side Reservations is known for providing vacation planning that is beyond compare. Sea Side Reservations consistently exceeds clients expectations with regard to Mexico vacation rentals and reservations.

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Viewpoint Construction Software Wins Company of the Year; 4Projects by Viewpoint Wins Collaboration Product of the Year 2014 at the Construction Computing Awards

London, UK (PRWEB) November 24, 2014

Viewpoint Construction Software and 4Projects by Viewpoint

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Visit Santa Barbara Presents What’s New Winter 2014

Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

‘Tis the season to visit Santa Barbara. Hit the road and enjoy a fabulous range of activities that appeal to travelers of every type. Captivating festive holiday activities, such as the Parade of Lights and Downtown Holiday Parade, are guaranteed to make everyone get into the holiday spirit. Additionally, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, along with other cultural exhibits offered this winter, allows oneself to become immersed in the local arts and culture scene. Finally, food lovers rejoice as they will not leave hungry or disappointed after experiencing the wonders of the annual Film Feast. This list below is a collection of the top 15 recommended activities while visiting Santa Barbara this winter.

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Shell and Total Among Key Companies Giving Presentations at the 2nd Azerbaijan & Caspian Sea Oil & Gas Week 2014.

London (PRWEB UK) 11 November 2014

Baku, the beautiful capital of Azerbaijan, will soon host the 2nd Azerbaijan & Caspian Sea Oil & Gas Week on 19-21st November 2014. The event will take place at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel and will feature many of the key companies working in and around the Caspian region.

A number of companies such as Petronas and India’s state gas utility, Gail India Ltd, have recently made moves into Azerbaijan’s thriving oil and gas sector, widely considered a central hub for oil and gas exploration and production, and a major player in the on-going energy security dialogue taking place throughout Europe.

Delegates attending the 2nd Annual Azerbaijan & Caspian Sea Oil & Gas Summit 2014 will hear from the likes of Tenap, STAR Refineri A.S., Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation (GOGC) and OGPC SOCAR. Total will deliver a presentation discussing the projections and outlook until 2020 of the Absheron Condensate Gas Field project, whilst Shell will discuss the role gas will play in meeting the global energy demand. The event will also feature a comprehensive panel discussion focusing on the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor.

Oliver Kinross are proud to announce Halliburton, Southwest Microwave, Azertexnolayn and Shell International BV as gold sponsors for the 2nd Azerbaijan & Caspian Sea Oil & Gas Summit 2014. Van Oord (Marine Ingenuity) are the the silver sponsor and Galpert Group will be the official Lunch Sponsor. Exhibitors include, Netzsch, Imi Remosa, Damen, Check 6, Riserclad, Endress+Hauser, The Reach Group and OMS Saleri.

For further information please contact e.mcdonaugh(at)oliverkinross(dot)com

Notes for Editor

Official website http://www.azerbaijansummit.com

Oliver Kinross http://www.oliver-kinross.com

Business Standard – http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/gail-inks-pact-with-azerbaijan-s-state-oil-firm-114110301144_1.html

Finance Asia – http://www.financeasia.com/News/391165,petronas-buys-stake-in-azerbaijan-oil-field.aspx

2nd Annual Azerbaijan & Caspian Sea Oil & Gas Week 2014 will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan – 19th 21st November.

The event is organised by Oliver Kinross.

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FirstService Residential Receives 2014 Award of Excellence from The Three Hands

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 04, 2014

FirstService Residential, the premier residential management company in New York City, received the Award of Excellence at The Three Hands Grand Ball held at the Roosevelt Hotel on November 1, 2014. The award was presented to President Dan Wurtzel, Senior Vice President Tom Padilla, Vice President Jennifer Granda, and Property Manager Gloria DAmura in recognition of their outstanding achievements within the real estate industry.

The award has been presented to a management company annually for the last 20 years by a coalition of the leading organizations of building managers in New York City: the Manhattan Resident Managers Club, the Metropolitan Building Managers of New York, and the Scandinavian-American Building Managers Guild.

From educational programs that encourage professional development, to training that expands skills and knowledge, to networking events that promote sharing of best practices, we are grateful to the organizations that comprise The Three Hands for providing such a tremendous level of support to our building employees that enables them to remain at the forefront of our industry, said Tom Padilla, Senior Vice President, in accepting the award on behalf of FirstService Residential.

About FirstService Residential

FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. As a leading property management company in North America, FirstService Residential oversees more than 6,500 residential and commercial associations including 1.5 million residential units and over 50 million square feet of commercial space across 21 U.S. states and three provinces in Canada. The company has more than 12,000 employees driving local market expertise and manages in excess of $ 6 billion in annual budgets. For more information, visit http://www.fsresidential.com.

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Top Travel Crib of 2014 Announced on BabyGearLab.com

Cheyenne, Wyoming (PRWEB) November 04, 2014

Baby product review site BabyGearLab.com has released the results of their 2014 best travel crib review. After a period of extensive, hands-on testing, five portable cribs were rated side-by-side on the following features: weight and size, ease of use, comfort, safety and quality. The review, led by Pediatrician, Dr. Juliet Spurrier, ran its course over several months, and produced one stand-out winner: the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light. You can read the complete review write-up over at BabyGearLab.com.

More on the Award Winner:

The Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light won the Editors Choice award in the travel crib category. The Baby Bjorn Light stood out for its ease of use and close attention to health and safety standards, states Dr. Juliet Spurrier, BabyGearLab founder. Not only do we put a high emphasis in searching out products that are practical and easy for parents to use, but we also place a lot of value in those that are free of potentially harmful substances, such as flame retardants. The Bjorn, with its OEKO-TEX certified materials and travel-friendly design, really stood out among the competitors in our tests.

Within their review, BabyGearLab.com has also included a section to help guide parents through the process of choosing the best travel crib for their family. Designed to spark questions concerning intended use and important safety issues they might not have otherwise been aware of, the experienced-based advice will be of great value to many new parents entering the world of baby gear for the first time.

BabyGearLabs extensive testing process looks at products in an extremely critical manner, testing each head-to-head with competitors. Using the products this way, in real world settings, allows reviewers to see a clear picture of what works and what doesnt in any particular product category. In the case of travel cribs, they did just that: traveled with them. They were lugged through airports and hotels and stuffed into the back of minivans for road trips. This use and abuse left tell-tale signs of which cribs would stand the test of time and actually be beneficial to the families using them.

Founded in 2012 by board-certified pediatrician Dr. Juliet Spurrier, BabyGearLab.com is quickly progressing towards being one of the most in-depth baby product review sites in the world. Dr. Spurriers passion to test to find the best was sparked by her own frustrating experience of hunting for baby gear during her first pregnancy. She hopes that BabyGearLabs detailed reviews, which emphasize performance, quality and current health and safety issues, will be a helpful guide for new parents for many years to come.

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Motivational Speaker Jeff Havens Brings Entertaining Keynote to 2014 Texas PRIMA Conference

Bloomington, IL (PRWEB) November 03, 2014

Motivational speaker and trainer Jeff Havens has been chosen by the Texas Chapter of the Public Risk Management Association (Texas PRIMA) to deliver his Becoming a More Annoying You presentation to risk management professionals at the 2014 Texas PRIMA Conference on November 10th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Havenss unique approach to professional development combines entertainment and content to facilitate learning, positive organizational changes, and improved collaboration.

The Becoming A More Annoying You keynote presentation covers a wide array of workplace issues, from dress code and meeting etiquette to Internet usage. The session is as content-rich and intensively researched as a more traditional seminar and has the added benefit of an unparalleled delivery style. Professionals attending Havenss presentation will walk away with new insights on which behaviors to avoid in order to be a valued team member.

Jeff Havens has been called Funny. Funny. Funny. by CNBC and his clients rave that he offers the perfect balance of motivation and laughter, and that he is one of the freshest, most dynamic speakers currently on the speakers circuit.

Parties interested in learning more about motivational speaker Jeff Havens can visit JeffHavens.com for information on Havenss speaking availability, training videos, and professional development books including How To Get Fired and Unleash Your Inner Tyrant. The Jeff Havens Company blog also contains a variety of entertaining articles and videos on professional development topics including leadership, communications strategies, generational issues, and much more. Media wishing to interview Jeff Havens can contact Adam Havens at 309-808-0884 or info(at)jeffhavens(dot)com.

Jeff Havens is a top motivational keynote speaker, professional development expert, and author on a mission to prove that business doesnt have to be boring.

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Partners Across Sectors Continue to Strengthen the Power of #GivingTuesday 2014

New York (PRWEB) November 04, 2014

Today as Americans all over the U.S. get out the vote for Election Day, more partners and dedicated Social Media Ambassadors across all 50 states and around the world are signing on to get out the give for December 2, 2014this years #GivingTuesday. This global day dedicated to philanthropy and volunteering will fall just after Black Friday and Cyber Monday and will transcend partisan differences and geographic boundaries as giving back is something Americans can all agree on.

With four weeks to go, the excitement around #GivingTuesday is growing, and many partners around the world are organizing innovative campaigns to get out the give. Across the U.S., over 13,000 diverse partners are mobilized around the dedicated day of giving. #GivingTuesday partner plans include:

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American Group Travel Awards Recognizes 2014 Champions

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 12, 2014

HotelPlanner.com in proud partnership with Landor Travel Publications is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 American Group Travel Awards (AGTA).

The first annual event celebrating the best of the best in group travel was held on November 11th at the Hudson Theatre in the Millennium Broadway Hotel where the winners of each category were announced. 23 awards of excellence were given to the top industry leaders in hotels, airlines, cruise lines, destinations and more, recognizing organizations that provide superior group travel experiences.

Congratulations to the 2014 American Group Travel Award Winners!

Best Group Hotel Brand – Full Service:

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Group Hotel Brand – Limited Service:

Comfort Inn & Suites

Best Group Hotel Brand Luxury:

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Best Group Hotel Brand Boutique:

Hotel Indigo

Best Leisure Group Hotel Brand:

Best Western

Best Sports Team Travel Hotel Brand:

Holiday Inn Express

Best Group Casino Hotel Leisure:

Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Best Group Casino Hotel Convention:

The Venetian Las Vegas

Best Airline for Group Travel:

American Airlines

Best Cruise Line for Group Travel:

Carnival Cruise Lines

Best River Cruise for Group Travel:


Best Group Travel via Rail:


Best Live Stage Performance for Groups:

The Phantom of the Opera

Best Broadway Show for Groups:

The Phantom of the Opera

Best Theme Park for Groups:

Disney World Florida

Best City Destination for Groups:

New York City

Best Beach Destination for Groups:

Hawaii Oahu

Best State for Group Travel:

New York

Best Online Travel Agency (OTA) for Group Travel:


Best Group Shopping:

Mall of America Minneapolis

Best Outlet Shopping for Groups:

Sawgrass Mills (Sunrise, FL)

Best Group Ground Transportation:

Super Shuttle

Best Group Dining Experience:

Hard Rock Caf

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Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa is Named a Winner of a 2014 Orbitz Best in Stay Award for Being a Top-Rated Hotel in the Orlando Market.

Kissimmee, Florida (PRWEB) October 28, 2014

Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa in Kissimmee is named a winner of a 2014 Orbitz Best in Stay Award for being one of five highly-rated hotels in the entire Orlando market. The award recognizes hospitality excellence and is given to five of the very best hotels in each of Orbitzs 75 popular destinations around the world.

Orbitz Best in Stay Award winners are selected based on the overall number of customer reviews as well as input from nearly 150 Orbitz hotel experts who factor in other market conditions, such as the frequency of booking and reputation of hotel staff.

Winners of the 2014 Orbitz Best in Stay Award represent the upper echelon of hotels, with only five receiving this prestigious award in the Orlando market.

We are honored to receive the 2014 Best in Stay Award and be acknowledged as one of five top-rated hotels in the Orlando market based on feedback from those who matter most – our customers, said Ted Yeatts, General Manager for Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa. Sharing this award with the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Disneys Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and the Rosen Shingle Creek recognizes our commitment to make every moment of our guests stay a memorable experience.

Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa is the premier choice among Kissimmee/Orlando hotels for guests with exceeded expectations for their very special Orlando vacation.

Whether a visit to Orlando entails a family vacation, couples retreat or business meeting; the deluxe, villa-style vacation condos offered at Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa satisfy every need. The Grand Clubhouse is a true centerpiece for Florida vacation fun and serves as a convenient hub for any business event. An exquisite European-style spa offers a myriad of relaxation and beautification services. The business center, 24-hour Internet Cafe and state of the art fitness center make work and workouts easier. The resort offers a heated, resort-style pool for the entire familys enjoyment, an adult only, un-heated lap pool for the water-fitness buff and a Jacuzzi for complete relaxation. The Portside Pub pool bar, as well as the game and billiard rooms, add to vacation fun, along with a 52-seat movie theatre on site.

About Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa

Conveniently located just four miles from Walt Disney World

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