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Cameo Global, Cisco Partner, Expects to Blow Away the Competition with New Competitive Cloud Collaboration Pricing at the 16th Annual Call Center Week

Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2015

Due to an overwhelming demand for Cameo Globals subscription-based CloudBlu, customers have expressed a desire for Cameo to create competitive pricing packages. As customer satisfaction is Cameo Globals number one priority, theyve taken the time to restructure transparency in their pricing and will be pleased to showcase it at the 16th Annual Call Center Week at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, June 15-19th. Cameo Global, a show sponsor and Cisco partner, will highlight CloudBlu, a Cisco Powered Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) platform designed to deliver the worlds leading collaboration applications.

CloudBlu is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform and Cisco Validated Design that offers best-in-class customer service applications including web based client desktops, analytics, omnichannel, WFM, and the industrys most comprehensive reporting platform. The solution offers seamless omnichannel communication with an enhanced user experience with real-time tools to make instantaneous decisions and changes to agent workflows.

Melissa McNeil, Cameo Global Marketing Manager, said, As Call Center Week is one of the largest events in the Unified Communications industry, we think its a perfect place to unveil our new, best value pricing packages for our Cisco Powered, CloudBlu. It truly is the only Cisco Powered solution of its kind. In this industry, its incredibly satisfying when you can make a business change that delivers added value to your customer. I believe our customers will find our prices to be unmatched for the value.

Cameo Global will host booth number 825 and encourages you to come see CloudBlu for yourself. Drop by for exclusive show pricing incentives. If you are interested in obtaining a free pass to attend Call Center Week, please follow @CameoGlobal on Twitter. Stay tuned as Cameo Global will also be tweeting live updates during Call Center Week.

Full summit details can be found at http://www.callcenterweek.com/.

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Diablo Magazine Hosts Annual Diablo Women Event

Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2015

Living Your Best Life was the theme of Diablo magazines annual Diablo Women event, celebrating professional women of the East Bay, held on May 7, 2015, at the newly renovated Pleasant Hill Community Center. Presented by Diablo magazine and Contra Costa Oncology, the evening opened with a networking cocktail reception attended by over 450 Diablo businesswomen.

Each May, Diablo recognizes women of the East Bay with featured content spotlighting the regions women to watch and a special advertising section in the issue. These businesswomen are invited to attend the event for the opportunity to network and inspire. Diablo Women 2015 event partners were: Heller Jewelers, presenting the Grand Prize; supporting partner, the Claremont Hotel Club and Spa; and spirit partner Skinnygirl Cocktails. The raffle raised over $ 8,000 to support Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, an organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident, using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

The event featured a panel discussion: Living Your Best LifeMind, Body, and Spirit. Susan Safipour, Editor in Chief, Diablo magazine, hosted the panel. Panelists included: Mariam Safinia, head of the Northern California School of Practical Philosophy; Sara Gottfried, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure; and Saint Marys College leadership instructor Maura Wolf, author of What Matters Most: Everyday Leadership at Home, at Work, and in the World.

Brooke Kuhn, Executive Director, Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, notes, We were thrilled that Diablo chose Girls on the Run of the Bay Area as their charity for this years event. The $ 8,025 raised is helping us to cover the expenses of serving one of our most high-need teams in the East Bay and cover the costs of training 150 volunteer coaches to serve the 2,000 girls in our confidence-building program next school year. We couldnt do what we do without partnerships like ours with Diablo Magazine.

About Diablo Magazine

Covering topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food, Diablo magazine is written specifically for the San Francisco East Bay marketfrom Central Contra Costa, into the Oakland and Berkeley hills, and throughout the Tri-Valley. With locally driven editorial content, beautiful photography, and resource listings, Diablo is a unique celebration of the San Francisco East Bay. Published since 1979, Diablo has been recognized for its editorial and design with numerous awards, including previous Maggie Awards for Best Overall Publication and Best Regional and State Magazine in the consumer category.

About Diablo Publications

For 35 years, Diablo Publications has been creating award-winning publications, including Diablo magazine, Napa Sonoma magazine, Diablo Weddings, the Diablo City Book Series, Diablo Arts, Concierge East Bay and the Tri-Valley California Visitors Guide. Covering travel, theater, lifestyle, and home design, Diablo Publications celebrates the people, places, and pleasures of the East Bay and North Bay. Diablo Publications custom content division, Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP), provides complete print and online marketing communications and customer publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information, visit diablomag.com or dcpubs.com.

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Healthcare Staffing Leader, Aureus Medical Group, to Exhibit at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference

Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 28, 2015

Aureus Medical Group (web: aureusmedical.com), a national leader in healthcare staffing, including physical therapy jobs, has announced that it will participate as an exhibitor at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference to be held April 10-11, 2015 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, OH.

The OPTA Annual Conference offers educational programming, networking opportunities, and exhibits with products and services.

Representatives from Aureus Medicals Rehabilitation Therapy division will be available to speak with attendees about its full range of staffing services, including job opportunities and medical careers in the travel physical therapy field. Individuals are encouraged to visit Aureus Medical in booth #19. Attendees are invited to enter a raffle to win a $ 100 Visa gift card.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire. Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.

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ThermiGyn Presents ThermiVa at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2015

ThermiGyn proudly presented ThermiVa, an in-office, non-surgical treatment for OB-GYNs at this years Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) Annual Meeting at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando.

Using the same technology that has been used for years to reduce the effects of aging, ThermiVa is a unique temperature controlled radiofrequency treatment using the science of heat for medical and aesthetic applications. Currently being studied for improvement in the sensation of vaginal laxity caused by childbirth or aging, approximately 55 patients have been treated using the ThermiGyn temperature controlled radio frequency technology to date. Early results show that nearly all participants experienced a noticeable improvement after one treatment. Secondarily, researchers have noted that in many cases, there was also improvement in urinary incontinence vaginal atrophy and dysorgasmia.

This underreported condition affects millions of women, and often impacts their relationships explains Jackie Gonzalez, Chair of ThermiGyns Womens Health Business Advisory Board. We are excited to be launching a technology that effectively addresses this sensitive issue using a comfortable treatment, without the need for surgery. We encourage interested physicians to learn more about ThermiVa from their colleagues at our Clinical Advisory Council meetings, held across the country.

Attendees of the annual meeting had the opportunity to learn about the ThermiVa treatment, which delivers controlled thermal energy to the desired areas with no anesthetics required.

For more information, please visit http://www.thermiva.com.

About ThermiGyn

ThermiGyn, a wholly owned subsidiary of ThermiHealth, provides advanced technology using finely controlled thermal energy. The multi-use platform promotes increased patient safety and clinical effectiveness while providing versatile micro-invasive and non-invasive solutions for OB-GYNs serving the womens health marketplace. ThermiVa is a daughter product to the ThermiHealth flagship product, the ThermiRF Temperature Controlled Radio Frequency Generator System, and is FDA cleared for dermatological and general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis; and to create lesions in nervous tissue. ThermiRF is an advanced technology using finely controlled thermal energy. It is a multi-use platform, which promotes increased patient safety and clinical effectiveness while providing versatile solutions for physicians serving the medical and aesthetic market.

For more information about ThermiGyn, please visit http://thermi.com.


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Kendall College School of Culinary Arts Chinese Student Takes Top Honors at Annual S.Pellegrino

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 25, 2015

Kendall College School of Culinary Arts student Qi Ai won the titles of Central Regional and Peoples Choice winner at the S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef cooking competition, hosted at Kendall College on January 12, 2015. Ai, a native of Beijing, China, impressed the panel of judges with her innovative signature recipe called Duo of Duck. Now she advances to the finals competition to be held in Napa Valley, California in March. This is the fourth year a Kendall student has won the regional competition.

Ai competed against other students in the Central Region, representing culinary-arts programs at six institutions, during a two-day, highly competitive cook-off, judged by celebrity chefs David Posey formerly of Blackbird, Curtis Duffy of Grace, Sarah Grueneberg of Monteverde, Matt McCallister of FT33 and Marco Bahena the 2010 Regional Winner. Ai was announced the winner of both the Peoples Choice and Central Regional awards during the tasting reception in front of an excited audience of local media, chefs and invited guests.

Qi Ai is one of many Chinese students who attend Kendall as an influx of international students seeks culinary arts education from a leading U.S. institution. I am so honored to have been selected as this years Central Regional winner, said Qi. This was an intense competition, and one that gave me the opportunity to work with and get tips from so many chefs that I look up to and admire. It was a great experience and I look forward to representing Kendall College and the Central Region during the finals competition in Napa Valley.

At the 12th annual Finals in March, Ai will compete against nine other regional winners from across the United States front of a panel of food media, distinguished guests and renowned chefs during a three-day cookoff. The overall winner will take the title, up to $ 10,000 in prizes and a paid apprenticeship from one of the participating chef judges.

We are so proud of Qi, and to see her continue Kendall Colleges legacy within the S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Central Regional competition. She is a great example of our thriving international student body, which has increased by nearly 80% in the last year, said Emily Williams Knight, president of Kendall College. Well all be cheering for her in Napa Valley. She is such a powerful inspiration for women not only in China but throughout Asia, where culinary arts education is a rare career choice. We are very proud of what Qi has already accomplished and the enrichment she and other international students bring to our campus.

The S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef competition was started in 2002 as a mentoring program to connect the nations top culinary students with leading chefs and culinary media. Since then, S.Pellegrino has partnered with leading culinary schools across the U.S. every year to host the cooking competition, which highlights the top talent coming out of culinary classrooms. The program consists of 5 regional competitions where students compete before the culinary media, all leading up to the final competition in Napa Valley, California.

About the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts:

Kendall College, founded in 1934, is located in Chicago and is a member of the Laureate International Universities network. Kendall offers undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education and hospitality management to a diverse and passionate community of more than 1,650 students. The curriculum combines strong academics with practical experience and international educational opportunities that help give students in business, hospitality and culinary arts programs the skills and expertise to be leaders in their professions. Kendall College was ranked the number one program in Chicago for preparing students for careers in hospitality management and culinary arts in a survey of management at Chicago’s leading hotels and Michelin Guide restaurants (TNS Global 2013 Survey). The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission has accredited the Culinary Arts associate program since 1988 and the Baking and Pastry associate program since 2008. Kendall College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, ncahlc.org; 312.263.0456. For more information, visit Kendall.edu.

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Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference

Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015

Joan Lunden, award-winning American journalist, beloved television host, health advocate and keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference planned and developed by ACCME-accredited Physicians Education Resource

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Fareportal Crowned #5 Most Awarded Company at 9th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service

NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2015

Fareportal, the parent company of leading hybrid (online/traditional) travel agencies CheapOair and OneTravel, announced today that it won a total of two gold, six silver and six bronze awards in the 9th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. As a result of the companys multiple recognition, as selected in independent judging by more than 200 business judges, Fareportal was also named #5 most awarded company during this year’s competition, among such industry leaders as DHL, Delta, John Hancock, Marriott and Vizio.

It is an impressive achievement for Fareportal to be the #5 most awarded company from among a record-breaking 1,900 entries in this years competition, said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. This years Stevie Award winners are the highest rated in the history of the awards, and we congratulate Fareportal and all of the winners on their commitment to excellence and innovation in customer service.

CheapOairs customer service department won gold in the Innovation in Customer Service category and Ruben Bello, VP of international operations, won gold in the Customer Service Leader of the Year category. The companys silver winners included customer service department, contact center and best use of technology categories, as well as individual silver recognition for customer service agents Devindra Seenarain and Carmen Jimenez. Bronze winners included Roy Sneharthi, SVP of operations, as well as customer service agents Nitin Verma, Yatendri Sahai and Fiona Sailo. OneTravel accolades included silver award for Belinda Bishop, senior director of operations and bronze award for Tony Pham, associate director of operations. All winners are published at: http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/sales/awards/426_2281_25576.cfm.

The Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service is the second global award body in the past two months to recognize CheapOair vision and strategy of offering our customers superior customer service to make their travel booking experience effortless, affordable and enjoyable, said Werner Kunz, chief operating officer at Fareportal, the parent company of CheapOair. Following the recognition from the International Service Excellence Awards in January, this award further underscores CheapOairs exemplary standards of customer service and our unique focus on our customers.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the worlds top sales awards, business development awards, contact center awards, and customer service awards. More than 1,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this years competition. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 139 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges; and more than 100 members of several specialized judging committees determined the winner placements from among the finalists during final judging in February. The awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Friday, February 27 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, with more than 500 executives from the U.S.A. and several other nations in attendance.

About Fareportal

Fareportal is a travel technology company that powers hybrid (online/traditional) travel agencies. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated contact centers, Fareportal has forged strong industry partnerships with over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels and 100s of car rental companies to serve millions of customers every year. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportals airline partners benefit from access to a broad customer base that books high-yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at a rate higher than the industry average. To learn more, visit http://www.Fareportal.com.

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Fisher & Paykel Sponsor Second Annual All-Star Chef Classic at L.A. Live

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (PRWEB) March 10, 2015

Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Inc., a global design innovator and manufacturer of indoor and outdoor home appliances, will sponsor the second annual All-Star Chef Classic at L.A. LIVE. In addition to providing premium appliances for the exclusive four-day culinary experience, Fisher & Paykel will also sponsor The French Masters Dinner on Wednesday, March 11, and DCS by Fisher & Paykel will present Grill & Chill on Saturday, March 14. Were looking forward to being a part of another awe-inspiring event this year that showcases the premium culinary experience our products help deliver, says Scott Davies, brand marketing manager for Fisher & Paykel.

The All-Star Chef Classic showcases more than 20 Michelin-Starred chefs and James Beard Award winners and nominees in a series of interactive dining experiences, bringing over 3,500 fans kitchen-side for unparalleled access to their favorite chefsthe first-ever event showcase of its kind in the food festival landscape, says founders Lucy Lean and Krissy Lefebvre. The immersive and chef-led dining experiences include:

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Atlanta to Host the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 31st Annual Internationally Acclaimed Breast Surgery Symposium January 23rd 25th, 2015

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 20, 2015

Northside Hospital and The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS) are hosting the 31st Annual Breast Surgery Symposium on January 23rd through 25th, 2015, at Buckheads Intercontinental Hotel. Since the conferences original founding by Dr. Carl Hartrampf over 30 years ago, The Atlanta Breast Symposium has grown to include nearly 500 registrants from 15 countries and has become internationally synonymous with innovations in reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery. This year, two of the surgeons from Atlanta Plastic Surgery, PC, symposium co-chair James Namnoum, M.D. and emeritus chair L. Franklyn Elliott, M.D., will be integral parts of the three-day scientific program.

This years meeting will feature presentations on global advances in plastic surgery of the breast in a scientific program entitled Simplifying Safety and Outcomes. The Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposiums agenda will begin with live demonstrations of the most advanced surgical techniques transmitted from Northside Hospital to meeting attendees at the Intercontinental Hotel. The 2015 live surgery telecasts, one of which will be conducted by Dr. Namnoum, will feature breast reconstruction and augmentation procedures using new technological innovations in synthetic mesh, implants, and fat grafting. The symposium will feature comprehensive panels discussing fat grafting and the use of acellular dermal matrices or new synthetic substitutes to reduce breast surgery complications while exploring current trends and techniques in mastectomy, oncoplastic surgery and breast reconstruction.

The 2015 event will be an opportunity to collaborate with the best and the brightest about the most advanced techniques, such as direct to implant reconstruction, TRAM flaps, latissimus flaps, and microsurgical SIEA and DIEP flaps, shares Dr. Namnoum. These surgeons and cases will demonstrate a number of innovative techniques used by the most outstanding leaders in breast surgery and we are honored to be a part of such a collaborative initiative to improve quality of care for patients around the world.

New to this years symposium will be on-line streaming video, allowing the live surgical demonstrations and lectures to be viewed in their entirety from the convenience of a home or office computer. Additionally, live questions can be emailed from around the world to Atlanta for immediate answers from the faculty directly over the Internet. The media may also set up interviews with the symposiums chairpersons and faculty to learn more about featured content and technology discussed throughout the symposium.

During last years symposium, Dr. Franklyn Elliott was a featured lecturer celebrating Dr. Hartrampfs legacy and reflecting on medical advancements made in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. In keeping with this years theme of “Simplifying Safety and Outcomes, Dr. Elliott, an acknowledged expert in the field, will evaluate a variety of techniques used in aesthetic breast surgery, including breast reduction, mastopexy, and the prevention and correction of complications as well as improved pain control with new forms of anesthesia.

“After 30 years, the Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium remains the leading plastic surgical meeting devoted to breast care in the world. The combination of live surgical demonstrations of the most challenging and innovative new procedures with the performance of more standard approaches that continue to be perfected year by year gives attendees an opportunity to refine their techniques on evolving standard procedures as well as stay current on the most advanced and innovative techniques, explains Elliott. The live surgical portion of this meeting is its heart – beginning with the first symposia wherein Dr. Hartrampf first demonstrated his revolutionary TRAM procedure, which is still used today.”

About Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium: An educational conference geared toward advancing the knowledge and skill of all aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgeons, the Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium is hosted by the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS) and sets the precedence for breast surgery advancements. Originally founded in 1984 by Dr. Carl Hartrampf, the three day event features live surgical demonstrations, lectures on emerging breast reconstruction techniques, and expert question and answer panels. In addition to SESPRS, the Breast Symposium is endorsed by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. (ASAPS), The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). Visit sesprs.org for symposium details.


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BedandBreakfast.com Announces 10th Annual Award Winners

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 15, 2015

BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for inspiring, planning and booking bed and breakfast properties, today announces the winners of its 10th annual awards program, recognizing the top U.S., Canada and International inns. These 30 inns across the globe consistently win over guests with exceptional hospitality, over-and-beyond service, delicious breakfasts, and clean and comfortable accommodations.

Finalists were chosen based on a quantitative and qualitative analysis of traveler reviews on BedandBreakfast.com from 2014, and winners were selected by an independent panel of guest judges. The 2014 BedandBreakfast.com Annual Awards guest judges included Michael Franco, travel writer for TravelMag.com and former About.com B&B guide; Stirling Kelso, freelance travel writer for Travel + Leisure, Money and other publications; Caroline Morse, features editor with SmarterTravel; and Laura Motta, director of publishing for ShermansTravel.

For the past decade, BedandBreakfast.com has had the honor to recognize bed and breakfasts and inns around the world that set the standard for what guests should expect from a B&B, says Matt Laessig, general manager of BedandBreakfast.com. These B&Bs exemplify the B&B experience distinctive inns hosted by innkeepers whose attention to detail and hospitality make each and every B&B stay so memorable for their guests.

Of the top 30 winning inns, 11 are part of BedandBreakfast.coms Diamond Collection, an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns in the United States and Canada. Each Diamond Collection inn participates in a comprehensive, 400-point third-party inspection program, maintains top consumer reviews on BedandBreakfast.com, and offers amenities and services required for a top-quality guest experience.

Top U.S. B&Bs

The winning U.S. inns hail from Newberg, Oregon and Napa, California in the west to Hummelstown, Pennsylvania and Niantic, Connecticut in the east. The Rabbit Hill Inn is a great example of an inn that turns first-time B&B guests into regular visitors.

Heres what a guest wrote about Rabbit Hill, This was our first B&B and I was a little nervous, especially driving all the way from Pennsylvania. The second we arrived I knew the right decision was made. Innkeepers and staff who are friendly and feel like family. Rooms spotlessly clean and decorated perfectly. We now know why so many review sites rate Rabbit Hill Inn to be the most romantic getaway in New England. We realized how many return visitors they get over years; we hope to be one of those couples. Planning a trip for summer already. Do not miss this place. Romance is everywhere.”

The Top 10 U.S. B&Bs are:

Cabernet House, an Old World Inn, Napa, Calif.*

Chehalem Ridge B&B, Newberg, Ore.

Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast, Hot Spring, Ark.*

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic, Conn.*

Inn at Westwynd Farm, Hummelstown, Pa.*

Inn on Randolph, Napa, Calif.*

The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriels, Provincetown, Mass.*

Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, Vt.*

The Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast, Covington, Ga.*

Villa DCitta, Chicago, Ill.*

Top Canada Inns

Special occasions, such as honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays, bring many guests to B&Bs and the Abbeymore Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn is no exception.

An Abbeymoore guest wrote, From our greeting at the door to warm goodbye at the end of our stay, the staff at Abbeymoore made our honeymoon sensational. We experienced all the things that you would expect at a great B&B (comfy bed, tourist info, clean bathroom, etc). What made our stay amazing was the excellent food, real conversations with friendly staff, and above-and-beyond service.

The Top 10 Canada B&Bs are:

A la Carte B&B, Montreal, Quebec

Abbeymoore Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn, Victoria, British Columbia*

Auberge McGees Inn, Ottawa, Ontario

Beacon Inn at Sidney, Sidney, British Columbia

Crystals View Bed and Breakfast, Vancouver, British Columbia*

A Good Knight, Victoria, British Columbia

John Lewis House, Victoria, British Columbia

A Suite Dreams Toronto B&B, Toronto, Ontario

A Touch of English Bed and Breakfast, Kelowna, British Columbia

A View of the Lake B&B and Demonstration Kitchen, Kelowna, British Columbia

Top International Inns

B&Bs are perfect choices for creating memorable experiences and enjoying destinations like local. In London, many stay in high-priced, touristy locations, but the Bonnington Square Bed and Breakfast offers a distinctively local experience.

A Bonnington Square guest wrote, If you love getting in the vibe of what London offers but want to live like a local and away from the touristy areas then this is the place! It is much more personal and a better value than a hotel. We can’t wait to return!!”

The Top 10 International B&Bs are:

B&B Villa Luogoceleste, Foiano della Chiana, Italy

Bed and Breakfast Valencia Mindfulness Retreat, Valencia, Spain

Bonnington Square Bed and Breakfast, London, England

Canto De Luz, Porto, Portugal

Colettes Family Homes Bed and Breakfast, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dreamcatcher Guest House, San Juan, Puerto Rico

La Terrasse de la Malmaison, Bagnolet, France

Los Artistas B&B, Ajijic, Mexico

Paradise Bed & Breakfast, Sollihogda, Norway

Villa Paggi Country House, Carasco, Italy


Diamond Collection inn (program only offered in the United States and Canada)

About BedandBreakfast.com

BedandBreakfast.com, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties, with more than 11,000 properties worldwide, representing nearly 75,000 rooms. BedandBreakfast.com helps travelers find and book the ideal B&B or small inn through informative descriptions, photos, and more than 300,000 consumer reviews. BedandBreakfast.com offers convenient gift cards welcomed at more than 4,000 B&Bs in the United States and Canada, with no restrictions or blackout dates. It is owned by HomeAway, Inc., the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals.

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Nashville Tapped as Host City for the American College of Lifestyle Medicines Annual Conference

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 15, 2015

Country Music Capital Nashville, TN will play host to Lifestyle Medicine 2015, the annual conference of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). Set for November 1-4, 2015 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, this CME accredited event, which has doubled in attendance each of the past four years, will be headlined by ACLM President David Katz, MD, MPH, recently named to the top 25 of the 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness.

This years conference theme, Integrating Evidence into Practice, is timely. Health care practitioners are looking for solutions. We know what the evidence showsthat poor, and oftentimes inevitable, lifestyle choices are responsible for 80% of chronic disease. What we struggle with is how to put this evidence into action in light of our disease care system, said Planning Committee Chairman Amanda McKinney, MD, FACOG. The focus of this year’s conference is to help those in attendance to put evidence into action. Well have an outstanding line-up of speakers who will share their collective experiences on what works and what doesn’t in helping people adopt healthier lifestyle behaviors.

Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School will join Dr. Katz and other global leaders as conference keynotes, with 25 track sessions presented by the foremost experts in the field rounding out the line-up. The event will feature networking opportunities with industry leaders, the annual ACLM membership meeting, fitness events and an expansive pavilion showcasing corporate sponsors and exhibitors.

Registration and Speaker Call for Presentations (CFP) officially opened this week for Lifestyle Medicine 2015. Registrants may take advantage of the New Years 40% discount, with special promotional pricing also available for multiple and trainee registrants. Those interested in being part of the conference faculty are encouraged to respond to the CFP on or before April 13, 2015.

Our previous conferences have been focused on the evidence, particularly the evidence of plant-based nutrition, explained McKinney. This year we are opening the umbrella wider to include more instruction about the benefits of mindfulness, physical activity and coaching and motivational interviewing. Well showcase evidence-based solutions but also want practitioners to walk away with new ideas about how to alter their practices, having new tools in their bags to help patients actually improve their health and make those lifestyle changes they so desperately need.

About Lifestyle Medicine 2015:

Lifestyle Medicine 2015 is the nations premier medical conference focused on lifestyle medicinelifestyle in medicine and lifestyle as medicine. Set for November 1-4, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, TN, this CME accredited event delivers impressive keynotes, evidence-based educational sessions, research posters, and ample networking activities. Attendees from across the nation and around the world will gather to learn about Integrating Evidence into Practice and lifestyle medicine as the foundation of a transformed healthcare system. Learn more and register at http://www.lifestylemedicine2015.org.

About the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM):

ACLM is a professional association of physicians and clinicians dedicated to the advancement and practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable healthcare system. Lifestyle Medicine is a branch of evidence-based medicine in which comprehensive lifestyle changes (including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, social support and environmental exposures) are used to help prevent, treat and even reverse the progression of many chronic diseases by addressing their underlying causes. Visit http://www.lifestylemedicine.org.

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Symmetry Software is Giving Away a Trip to the APA’s 33rd Annual Congress

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) February 20, 2015

The APA National Congress brings you workshops, networking, opportunities, and recertification credits. Attendees are able to choose from more than 175 workshops and earn up to 26 RCHs, 2.6 CEUs, or 26 CPE credits. Congress is the largest payroll, accounts payable, and finance expo in the world! With over 100 exhibitors, and 2,500 attendees, the networking and motivational opportunities are endless!

To enter, visit http://www.paycheckcity.com/pages/article.php?page=2015CongressGiveaway.

About the American Payroll Association

The American Payroll Association (APA) is the nations leader in payroll education, publications, and training. The nonprofit association conducts nearly 500 payroll training conferences and seminars across the country each year and publishes a complete library of resource texts and newsletters. Every year, more than 69,000 professionals attend APA training sessions. Representing more than 20,000 members, APA is the industrys highly respected and collective voice in Washington, D.C. Visit APA online at http://www.americanpayroll.org.

About Symmetry Software

Symmetry Software simplifies the payroll process with accurate and dependable payroll withholding tax solutions. From Payroll Point

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The Network Journal Announces its 17th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Presented by Morgan Stanley

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2015

The Network Journal (TNJ), an award-winning business magazine for African-American professionals, corporate executives and business owners, announces its 2015 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business.

For seventeen consecutive years The Network Journal has recognized the outstanding professionalism of 25 African-American women annually and for seventeen years I have been amazed by the heights these women continue to achieve, states TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.

The 25 Influential Black Women in Business Class of 2015:

Katrina M. Adams, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, United States Tennis Association
Beatrice Hamza Bassey, Esq., Partner, Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP
Lori George Billingsley, Vice President, Community Relations, Coca-Cola North America
Miko Branch, Chief Executive Officer, Miss Jessie’s LLC
Sharon L. Contreras, Superintendent, Syracuse City Schools
Rosalind P. Danner, C.P.A., EPMO, Vice President, Finance & Business Management, McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.
Leecia Eve, Vice President, State Government Affairs NJ, NY & CT, Verizon Communications Inc.
Allyson Hugley, President, Measurement, Analytics and Insights, Weber Shandwick
Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Melissa E. James, Managing Director and Global Head of Loan Products Group, Morgan Stanley
Gennell A. Jefferson, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development, GE Asset Management Inc.
Danielle Moss Lee, Ed.D., Chief Operating Officer, YWCA of the City of New York
Necole Merritt, Group Vice President, Corporate Communications, Entergy Services, Inc.
Alison L. Moore, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Vivian Rogers Pickard, President, General Motors Foundation; Director, Corporate Relations, General Motors Company
JoAnn Rolle, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Business, Medgar Evers College – CUNY
Helen C. Shelton, Senior Partner, Director of Multicultural Marketing, Finn Partners, Inc.
Donna Lynne Skerrett, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Mesoblast
Faith Taylor, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Responsibility, Wyndham Worldwide
Josie J. Thomas, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, CBS Corporation
Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D., FACOG, FACS, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Medical College
Diane L. Waller, Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Compensation, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Carol H. Williams, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Carol H. Williams Advertising Agency
Karen Mackey Witherspoon, Vice President, the Division of Government, Community & Cultural Affairs, The City College of New York – CUNY
Lana Woods, President, Lana Woods Gallery

This select group will be profiled in the Spring 2015 issue of the magazine, and will be formally honored during Womens History Month at the 17th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon, presented by Morgan Stanley, on Thursday, March 26, 2015. This highly anticipated signature TNJ event will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, located at 1535 Broadway (between 45th & 46th streets) in New York City, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This years sponsors include Morgan Stanley, Aflac, LOr

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Stonebridge Companies DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Junction to Attend Destination Colorados Annual Front Range Trade Show

Grand Junction, CO (PRWEB) November 27, 2014

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Junction is participating in the 18th Annual Destination Colorado Front Range Trade Show at the University of Denvers Hamilton Gymnasium at The Ritchie Center on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This yearly event is the most popular for Destination Colorado, attracting over 75 vendors and between 225-250 meeting planners. The team from Grand Junctions premier full-service hotel and event center will be stationed next to the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureaus booth. Planners are encouraged to visit the hotels booth for information regarding meetings, conferences, and events in the beautiful Grand Junction area.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Junction offers on-site dining, shuttle service within a five mile radius, golfing within walking distance, and much more. Guests stay rested and rejuvenated with a resort-style full-service hotel that provides an abundance of luxury amenities. Additional information on accommodations and convention services may be found online at http://www.DoubleTreeGrandJunction.com.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction hotel overlooks the lush valley and beautiful bluffs of the Grand Mesa Plateau. Located minutes from Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT), the hotel provides guests with easy access to I-70, West Star Aviation, St. Marys Hospital, Colorado Mesa University, local vineyards and wineries and historic Downtown Grand Junction. Hotel amenities include 24-hour, Precor-certified fitness center, on-site recreation activities, on-site playground, heated outdoor pool, business center, room service, free parking, free high-speed wireless Internet access, on-site restaurant and lounge, and much more. The DoubleTree Grand Junction hotel is proudly managed by Stonebridge Companies in Denver, CO.

Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered near Denver, Colorado. The companys current portfolio entails 45 hotels with over 7,000 rooms nationwide. This diverse portfolio includes select-service, extended-stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in markets throughout the U.S. For detailed information, visit our website at http://www.SBCOS.com

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Global Traveler Announces 11th Annual GT Tested Reader Survey Awards

Yardley, PA (PRWEB) December 01, 2014

The results are in! For the 11th consecutive year, Global Traveler conducted its GT Tested Reader Survey, asking frequent business and luxury travelers to name the best in a variety of travel-related categories. More than 26,000 people responded. Global Travelers inaugural awards were celebrated in 2004.

Over the past 11 years, the survey has grown to honor more travel-related categories, including airlines, hotels, loyalty programs, credit cards and travel-related products in more than 80 categories. GTs distinguished readers vote for their favorites in the world of travel in an open-ended survey running in the magazine and online from January to August each year. The results of the survey are announced in the December 2014 issue, available now.

GT readers are frequent premium travelers averaging 16 international and 16 domestic round-trip flights a year, with an average household income of $ 368,900 per year. Global Travelers elite readers spend an average 100 nights per year in hotels. A whopping 76 percent regularly travel in business class.

This year’s roster of highly regarded winners includes Etihad Airways (Best Airline in the World), Boeing 787 (Best Aircraft Type), Singapore Airlines (Best Business-Class Seat Design) and United Airlines (Best Trans-Pacific Airline). Other top winners are South African Airways (Best Airline in Africa), Brussels Airlines (Best Trans-Atlantic Airline), Westin Hotels & Resorts (Best International Hotel Chain), Grand Hyatt Incheon (Best MICE Hotel), Marriott Rewards (Best Frequent-Stay Bonus Program) and Hertz (Best Rental Car Company).

Global Travelers consistent, unbiased reporting for the past 11 years ranks the GT Tested Reader Survey awards among the most highly regarded in the industry.

What an honor to present the 11th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards; Im so proud of the past 11 years of success for both Global Traveler and all of our winners, said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO of Global Traveler. Being selected No. 1 by our readers is no easy feat, as they are an intrepid group of discerning frequent travelers. Consistency is key, as most of these winners are repeat honorees. Congratulations to the MVPs of the travel industry.

This year’s winners will be feted at a cocktail reception Dec. 15 at award-winning The Peninsula Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, Calif. For more information, check out the December 2014 issue of Global Traveler or visit our website at http://www.globaltravelerusa.com. A complete recap of the nights festivities will be featured in the March 2015 issue.

A complete list of winners is as follows:

Best Airline in the World

Etihad Airways

Best Airline Alliance


Best Aircraft Type

Boeing 787

Best Airline Website


Best Airline for International First Class


Best Airline for Business Class

Singapore Airlines

Best Airline for Domestic First Class

Delta Air Lines

Best Airline for Onboard Service

Asiana Airlines

Best Airline for Flight Attendants

Asiana Airlines

Best Flight Attendant Uniforms

Korean Air

Best Airline Cuisine


Best Airline for Security

EL AL Israel Airlines

Best Business-Class Seat Design

Singapore Airlines

Best First-Class Seat Design

Asiana Airlines

Best Airline for New Service Launch

American Airlines (DFW to PVG)

Best Overall Frequent-Flyer Program

United MileagePlus

Best Frequent-Flyer Elite-Level Program

American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum

Best Frequent-Flyer Bonus Program

United MileagePlus

Best Frequent-Flyer Award Redemption


Best Frequent-Flyer Customer Service, Americas

Delta Air Lines SkyMiles

Best Airline in North America

Air Canada

Best Airline to South America

LAN Airlines

Best Airline in Mexico


Best Airline to Australia and New


Air New Zealand

Best Airline in the South Pacific

Fiji Airways

Best Airline in Europe

TAP Portugal

Best Airline in Eastern Europe

LOT Polish Airlines

Best Airline in Africa

South African Airways

Best Airline in the Middle East

Etihad Airways

Best Airline in North Asia

China Airlines

Best Airline in Southeast Asia

Singapore Airlines

Best Airline in China

Hainan Airlines

Best Airline in Central/South Asia and


Air India

Best Airline to Japan

All Nippon Airways

Best Trans-Atlantic Airline

Brussels Airlines

Best Trans-Pacific Airline

United Airlines

Best Airport in the World

Incheon Airport

Best Airport in North America

Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Best Airport Lounges

Delta Air Lines Sky Clubs

Best Individual Domestic Lounge

Delta Air Lines Sky Club, ATL Concourse C

Best Individual International Lounge

Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich

Best Airport Staff/Gate Agents


Best Airport Dining

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Best Duty-Free Shops

Dubai Duty Free

Best Individual Hotel in the World

The Address Downtown Dubai

Best International Hotel Chain

Westin Hotels & Resorts

Best Domestic Hotel Chain

Hilton Hotels

Best Lifestyle Hotel


Best Airport Hotel

Grand Hyatt Incheon

Best Golf Resort

Golden Horseshoe Golf Club

Best MICE Hotel

Grand Hyatt Incheon

Best Hotel Club Floor

Grand Hyatt Grand Club

Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World

IHG Rewards Club

Best Frequent-Stay Elite-Level Program

Hilton HHonors Diamond

Best Frequent-Stay Award Redemption

Starwood Preferred Guest

Best Frequent-Stay Customer Service, Americas

Hilton HHonors

Best Frequent-Stay Bonus Program

Marriott Rewards

Best Hotel in the United States

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Best European Hotel Chain

The Ritz-Carlton/Kempsinski Hotels (TIE)

Best Hotel Chain in Asia

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Best Hotel in South Korea

Lotte Hotel Seoul

Best Hotel Chain in Latin America

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Chain in Mexico

Fiesta Americana

Best Hotel Chain in the Middle East

Address Hotels + Resorts

Best Overseas Delivery Program


Best Car Rental Company


Best Tourism Destination


Best MICE City


Best WiFi Service


Best Wireless Service in the World

Verizon Wireless

Best Noise-Canceling Headset


Best Luggage Brand

Briggs & Riley Travelware

Best Travel App


Best Travel Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Best Credit Card

United MileagePlus Club Card from C

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Sorrel Sky Gallery Announces 3rd Annual Workshop Series

Durango, CO (PRWEB) December 10, 2014

Sorrel Sky Gallery is proud to announce its new series of workshops taught by artists represented by the gallery both in Durango, CO and Santa Fe, NM. A variety of mediums are offered and they begin in February and run through April 2015.

Participating artists include Patsy Davis sculpture, Stephen Day and Peggy Immel Landscape Painting, Mimi Bonkowsky Basketry, Barbara Bowles Photography, and Linda St. Clair and Edward Aldrich Painting Animals. Workshops are scheduled over weekends to encourage artists to come and stay to the location and enjoy the experience of learning with a master and getting to know the arts community in both Durango and Santa Fe.

Shanan Campbell Wells, gallery owner, says, Our staff often travels to the studios of our in-residence artists to observe their technique and understand their inspirations. This is a way for us to bring that experience to other working artists as well as to someone who may just want to begin.


February 21 22 (Durango) Sculpture for Bronze Patsy Davis

Participants will gain an understanding of the process and the tools to begin a sculpture in clay to be either cast in bronze or used for reference. While completing a wire armature, students will learn how to build a clay figure from the skeletal structure out. Patsy offers interested artists an invaluable opportunity to benefit from her 40 plus years of experience.

February 27 March 1 (Durango) Basics of Landscape Painting Stephen Day

Participants will learn the basics of painting the Western and Southwestern landscape. The class will involve painting at least 5 small paintings during the three days. They will paint different seasons and different lighting conditions to help the artist face the many challenges of painting a landscape. Stephen Day will do daily demonstrations.

March 14 15 (Durango) Pine Needle Basketry Mimi Bonkowske

Native Americans have practiced pine needle basketry for centuries. Mimi Bonkowskes unique and complex pine needle designs expand on the traditional art form. Participants will learn how to create a work of art from all those pine needles in the yard.

March 27 29 (Durango) Elements of Landscape Painting Peggy Immel

Elements of Landscape Painting is a three-day studio workshop in which participants will use field studies, photographs and sketches to develop studio landscape paintings. Reference materials will be provided but all are encouraged to bring their own. Topics covered will include subject choice, composition, values, color and light, linear and atmospheric perspective, edges and paint quality. Peggys daily demonstrations will be in oil, but other media are welcome and the workshop is open to artists of all ability levels.

March 28 29 (Santa Fe) Art Focused Photography Barbara Bowles

Art Focused Photography Learn the elements of design, how photography allows for creative expression and how to approach photography as image creating instead of picture taking. Tour selected Santa Fe galleries and museums while discussing composition and design with successful and experienced artist, photographer Barbara Bowles.

April 10 12 (Durango) Painting Animals with Emotion Linda St. Clair

This workshop will focus on putting emotion into paintings of animals. Working with value, color, and brushwork, what to leave out and what is essential. St. Clair will do a small demo each day. Beginners to more advanced students are welcome. Participants should bring their own photographs as reference.

April 24 26 (Durango) Painting Animals Edward Aldrich

Participants will work on both drawing and painting the varieties and subtleties of animals and their habitats. This is a three-day event with demos, discussions and critiques and painting. Students will work with oil paint and learn effective techniques for depicting fur and feathers while creating an illusion of form and solidity.

For more information and to register for a workshop call (970) 247-3555. A complete listing of workshops is listed below and available at http://www.sorrelsky.com. Hotel accommodation packages are also available to those traveling.

Sorrel Sky Gallerys fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 60 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York, painter Billy Schenck, and former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse, among others.

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