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Burke Rehabilitation Center Honors New York Rangers Captain, Celebrated Philanthropist and Stroke Survivor at Centennial Burke Award Dinner

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2015

Burke Rehabilitation Center hosted its Centennial Burke Award Dinner the evening of June 16 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The Burke Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Boards of Directors of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and the Burke Medical Research Institute.

The prestigious recognition is given to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the field of rehabilitation. This years Burke Award was presented to: New York Rangers Captain Ryan McDonagh, Not Impossible Labs Founder Mick Ebeling, and Brad and Jessica Berman, a stroke survivor and his wife who run a community campaign to benefit Burkes lower extremity robotics program.

Were proud to honor these individuals on our 100-year anniversary. They have all made significant contributions to benefit the patients who come to us for care and the rehabilitative community at-large, said Mary Beth Walsh, MD, Burke Rehabilitation Hospitals CEO and executive medical director.

This years Burke Award Dinner, which also commemorated the nonprofit organizations centennial year, drew hundreds of leaders and supporters from the Burke community. Attendees came together to congratulate honorees and to celebrate Burkes 100 years of cutting-edge research and advanced rehabilitative care.

Burke is hosting a variety of centennial-related events this year, including a lobby exhibit featuring then and now artifacts dating back to 1915 and illustrating the history and future of rehabilitation, such as a World War I naval uniform and a 3D-printed prosthetic arm. Burke encourages community members in Westchester County and the greater New York metro area to tour its 100-year-old campus, located at 785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY.

Burke will host a free, family-friendly Community Birthday Extravaganza event the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 10. The event will feature fun activities for kids, arts and crafts, live music and refreshments. More information about Burkes centennial-related activities is available at http://www.burke.org/100years. For more information about sponsorship opportunities with Burke, please contact Colleen Borrelli at (914) 597-2849 or cborrelli(at)burke(dot)org.

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute and Burkes Outpatient Division. Burkes world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.

About Burke Medical Research Institute

Burke Medical Research Institute is part of the Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also comprises the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. The hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital that is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Founded in 1915, Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. Along with the hospitals world-renowned doctors and therapists providing state-of-the-art-treatment, Burke Medical Research Institute scientists explore the frontiers of rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.

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The Phoenician Named 2015 USTA Outstanding Facility Award Winner

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 16, 2015

The Phoenicians renowned Tennis Complex, one of the largest resort facilities in the Southwest, has been named by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as a 2015 Outstanding Facility Award Winner. The honor will be presented Sunday, September 6, during the USTAs semi-annual meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, coinciding with the U.S. Open.

The award, now in its 34th year, was established to stimulate high standards in tennis facilities and to recognize those whose efforts make such a positive statement about the vitality of the game. The Phoenicians Tennis Complex was judged on the following criteria: overall layout and adaptation to the site; excellence of court surface and lights; ease of maintenance; accommodations for players, spectators and press/officials; aesthetics; graphics (including the use of signs and landscaping); amenities such as casual seating for spectators, food services and social areas; and the resorts participation in USTA programs.

Nestled between two fairways along the eastern edge of the AAA Five Diamond resort, The Phoenicians premier tennis facility is the only one of its kind in the region to offer four playing surfaces on 11 outdoor courts, including a Wimbledon championship grass court, seven Plexipave hard-surface courts, two courts with the revolutionary Rebound Ace surface, and a Prestige Plexicushion surface on center court, which also features spectator seating. The Tennis Complex, with 10 of its 11 courts lit for evening play, is available for USTA league competition, tournaments and special events, and is open to resort guests as well as the general public.

Great tennis facilities like The Phoenicians help us to grow the game at the grass-roots level, and we are proud to recognize them for their ongoing impact on the sport of tennis, said Kurt Kamperman, chief executive, community tennis, USTA. The Phoenician has embraced many of our tennis initiatives and kept the sport at the forefront of their community each year.

The Phoenicians tennis program, led by Head Professional Jason Purcell, now employs seven full-time professionals and support staff, who design and direct such activities as a year-round junior academy, 10-and-under tennis instruction, league clinics, resort and local live ball, and private classes. In addition, the facility hosts more than 20 adult USTA and regional league teams for match play, instructional programs, and playoff and championship events. The Phoenician staff also contributes many hours to support local charity events, such as Tennis with a Cause, Battle of the Sexes, and breast cancer fundraisers. For a complete list of tennis offerings, please visit thephoenician.com/tennis-courts.

Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, the 250-acre Phoenician offers two exquisite experiences a 583-room AAA Five Diamond luxury resort and a 60-room, Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond hotel, The Canyon Suites — at one magnificent destination. The properties feature elegant, residential-style accommodations, distinctive and tantalizing cuisine across such restaurants as Il Terrazzo, J&G Steakhouse and Relish Burger Bistro, a championship golf course, 11 tennis courts, eight swimming pools, The Centre for Well-Being and Salon Mila spa complex, an activities program for all ages and interests, numerous boutique shops, and a museum-quality art collection. Both The Phoenician and The Canyon Suites are owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., and operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., as part of The Luxury Collection. For additional information, please call (480) 941-8200; (800) 888-8234 or visit thephoenician.com and canyonsuites.com.

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Stonebridge Companies DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver Tech Center receives TripAdvisors 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award and is in TripAdvisors Hall of Fame

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 30, 2015

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver Tech Center was awarded TripAdvisors 2015 Certificate of Excellence, making it one of 10% of businesses that consistently achieves great traveler reviews on the site. Along with this accomplishment, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver Tech Center hotel was proudly inducted into the Hall of Fame, comprised of five-time Certificate of Excellence Award Winners, making it the highest achievement from TripAdvisor.

The Five-Time Certificate of Excellence Award Winner DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Tech Center hotel is a full-service hotel that provides guests with everything they need for a quality hotel stay. Hotel amenities include fitness center, fully equipped business center, 20,000 square feet of meeting space, an indoor and outdoor pool, complimentary wireless internet and much more. More information on the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver Tech Center may be found by visiting the hotel online at http://www.doubletreedenvertech.com. The DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Tech Center hotel is proudly managed by Stonebridge Companies in Denver, Colorado.

Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered near Denver, Colorado. The diverse listing of properties 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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n2y Wins SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award for Best Solution for Special Needs Students


n2y, a leading producer of online special education materials, has been recognized as an SIIA CODiE Award winner for Best Solution for Special Needs Students. n2ys Unique Learning System Curriculum was the recipient of the award.

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced n2y as one of 28 CODiE Award winners in the education technology category. Each SIIA CODiE Award for ed tech companies is selected by a combination of educators, who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from all nominees, as well as SIIA members (company peers), who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.

Unique Learning System is an online, standards-based curriculum specifically designed for students with special needs. Unique Learning System is available in six different grade bands (Preschool, Elementary, Intermediate, Middle School, High School and Transition). Subscribers can interact online or download monthly instructional thematic units of study. Each unit contains special education lesson plans and interactive, differentiated materials. Uniques monthly lesson plans define three levels of differentiated tasks which accommodate the diversity of learners with significant disabilities.

n2ys goal has been and and will always be to enrich and better the lives of individuals around the world through education, said John Standal, n2y Vice President of Sales and Marketing. We couldnt be more proud to receive this award, and we will continue to push ourselves to develop educational solutions that meet the demands of special needs learners.

SIIAs 2015 Education CODiE Award winners are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there, said SIIA Karen Billings, Vice President and Managing Director of the ETIN-SIIA. We congratulate all of this years CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry.

Winners were announced on May 5 during the Education Information Summit, at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Details about the winning products can be found at http://www.siia.net/codies/2015/winners.asp


About n2y: n2y is a cloud-based special education publishing company based in Huron, Ohio. n2ys special education products include news-2-you, a weekly current events newspaper, Unique Learning System, a standards-based curriculum, as well as SymbolStix, a dynamic symbol set. For additional information on n2y and its products, please visit http://www.n2y.com, email info@n2y.com or call (800) 6976575.

About the SIIA CODiE Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards were established in 1986 by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each others work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose to celebrate the software and information industrys finest products and services.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing, and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

For more information about the SIIA CODiE Awards, visit: http://www.siia.net/codies

About SIIA

SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net.

About ETIN

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information on ETIN of SIIA, visit siia.net/etin.

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Tulemar Resort Wins TripAdvisor Award for Best Service in Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) January 30, 2015

The annual TripAdvisor “Traveler’s Choice” awards have been announced, and Tulemar Resort in Manuel Antonio captured multiple prizes. For the second year in a row, the Costa Rica vacation provider has won “Best Hotel for Families – Costa Rica” and “Best Hotel for Families – Central America”.

Located on the picturesque Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Tulemar also ranked second in the “Best Hotel for Families – World” category, and for the first time, has been named Best Hotel Service in Costa Rica. The awards and rankings are comprised of the reviews and ratings the resort has received from the social media site’s community of millions of travelers worldwide.

“This is especially gratifying for us because service is the aspect we have the most control over,” says Dave Houck, spokesperson for the resort, adding, “Its an area we’ve worked a lot on, and its nice to win the award. Because these awards are determined by guest satisfaction, it’s a real affirmation that we’re meeting the goals of excellence that we strive so hard for. We want everyone to have an unforgettable stay,” he adds.

Offering a wide range of accommodations of different sizes and costs, the resort scores high marks with TripAdvisor users in terms of the usual guest considerations, including location, service, value and cleanliness. Houck recognizes that Tulemar offers families some extra benefits that don’t fit neatly into the usual categories.

“Our jungle location is an incredible attraction, and our beach is calm and uncrowded. It’s perfect for playing in the waves, and we provide sea kayaks, boogie boards, lounge chairs and umbrellas for our guests to use free of charge. Wildlife including three types of monkeys, two types of sloths, exotic birds and many different reptiles are abundant at the resort, and families repeatedly tell us they see the same number of jungle animals inside Tulemar as they do in the nearby Manuel Antonio National Park.

“There are so many exciting activities to do in the area that kids and adults alike never have a chance to get bored,” he says.

“We offer all our guests an online concierge to assist with their pre-arrival planning. That makes a huge difference, since it frees our guests from the potential headaches and pitfalls of planning things themselves. Once they arrive, guests have a personal concierge to make sure everything goes as planned,” Houck reports.

Tulemar Resort can accommodate families of all sizes with properties ranging from one-bedroom bungalows to large luxury villas.

About Tulemar Resort

Tulemar Resort is a small resort situated overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. A wide range of accommodations of different sizes and costs are offered to travelers, from rustic one bedroom bungalows to large luxury villas.

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Infinity Canopy Wins the 2015 HPBA EXPO Attendees Choice Award for Outdoor Living Product Marketability.

Los Angeles, California 90025 (PRWEB) March 24, 2015

Attendees of Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association (HPBA) Expo have voted Infinity Canopy the 2015 Attendees Choice Award for Outdoor Living Product Marketability. This years HPBA Expo was held March 5th through 7th at The Music City Center in Nashville, TN. The event was attended by retailers, distributors and manufacturers of the industry from across the United States and other countries. Thirty-eight new products competed for the attendees choice award in two categories of indoor and outdoor living products. Infinity Canopy was voted the winner in the outdoor living category, facing stiff competition.

This is the second award for Infinity Canopy, which was unveiled at the awning industrys main event, the IFAI EXPO in Oct. 2014. There, it won the Showstoppers Award for the best new product in the shade category. Unlike custom canopies, that are one piece, Infinity Canopys unique modular design allows it to be as long and wide as needed, so it can adapt to any space. Infinity Canopys shade panels are individual pieces that are available in many colors, allowing the canopy to be configured in one or multiple colors. The panels available in awning grade Sunbrella Canvas or Phifertex Mesh can be easily installed on the canopys marine grade, stainless steel and aluminum frame and moved in minutes to create unique designs for any taste, style and need. One can start with an all-white canopy, replace some white panels with to blue for it to match their new furniture and add red panels to make it red, white and blue for the 4th of July. In a multi-colored canopy, the panels can be placed in various patterns to create new and unique designs such as striped or checkered. Every aspect of Infinity Canopy can be changed, even after installation, to create infinite configuration and designs, not possible by any other shade system.

Dr. Alan Shargani, the inventor of Infinity Canopy states, This is a revolutionary shade system that is adaptable, versatile, and simply infinite. The professionals attending the IFAI and HPBA recognized the uniqueness of Infinity Canopy, and were clearly excited about its prospects for their business and clients, which is why we have won these awards, he says. We were overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and humbled for their vote of confidence. We look forward to winning more awards in upcoming shows.

Infinity Canopys launch continues at the Hospitality and Design Expo May 13-15th at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas. For more information and pricing, please visit http://www.infinitycanopy.com or call 844-422-6679.

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For the 30th Year, American Club is Given AAA Five-Diamond Award

Kohler, Wis. (PRWEB) January 19, 2015

The American Club has once again been awarded the American Automobile Associations highest honor, its famous Five-Diamond rating, a distinction described as signifying the ultimate in luxury and sophistication. This is the 30th consecutive year The American Club has received AAAs premier prize, and it remains the only resort-hotel in the Midwest to receive the accolade.

The American Club is one of two resorts in the Kohler Co. Global Hospitality Group, and it provides guests with a well-rounded selection of world-renowned championship golf courses, outstanding spa experiences and myriad superb dining options. The Immigrant Restaurant, located within The American Club and known for its intimate setting and creative use of locally grown ingredients, was granted the Associations prestigious Four Diamond Award.

We aspire to provide every guest with an outstanding, memorable experience, said Michael Belot, General Manager of Destination Kohler. To do that day in and day out since 1985 is a real accomplishment, and we are very proud to have maintained such a consistently high level of service for so long.

The American Club was initially built in 1918 as a dorm for immigrants who had come to work at the Kohler factory across the street. On an imaginative leap of faith, the Kohler Company set out to transform the red-brick Tutor property into a luxurious resort hotel in 1981, and today it is recognized as one of the most premier resort destinations in the country. Offering elegant rooms outfitted with the finest KOHLER plumbing products, along with tile and furnishings from the Kohler-owned companies of Ann Sacks, McGuire and Baker, The American Club maintains what AAA recognized as impeccable standards of excellence.

In addition to myriad dining options and sophisticated conference facility, the resort also boasts the luxurious Kohler Waters Spa. This soothing sanctuary offers an extensive menu of unique treatments that make use of the companys state-of-the-art plumbing technologies, as well as a relaxation pool and glass-enclosed rooftop deck. In addition, The American Club is renowned for its award-winning championship golf courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, which have hosted two PGA Championships, the U.S. Senior Open, two U.S. Womens Opens and is home to the upcoming 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup.

The Immigrant Restaurant was also highly regarded by AAA and secured a Four-Diamond rating, a distinction awarded to only 2.5 percent of the nearly 30,000 AAA-approved restaurants. The American Clubs flagship restaurant, The Immigrant Restaurant, is renowned for its modern cuisine and the unique intimacy provided by its six small dining rooms, each one decorated in the distinctive style of the first Europeans to settle Wisconsin: French, Dutch, German, Normandy, Danish and English.

The AAA Diamond ratings started in 1937 as a way to provide accurate travel information to members; today it rates more properties than any other ratings entity. Each year, AAA sends professionally trained inspectors out to conduct unscheduled evaluations and anonymously assess over 59,000 properties. Those properties awarded Five-Diamonds represent less than half of one percent of all hotels visited by these inspectors; an elite club with fewer than 200 members throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The American Club is one of only 2 establishments that has maintained its Five-Diamond rating for 30 years or more.

For reservations, please call 800-344-2838 or visit http://www.AmericanClub.com for more information. Stay up to date on news and happenings on Facebook facebook.com/americanclub and on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/theamericanclub.

About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group

The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.

About The American Club resort

The American Club resort, a 2015 Forbes Five-Star Recipient and the Midwests only AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel was named #3 Golf Resort in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. The resort is one of only 44 hotels in North America with both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond distinction. Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin is the first and only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 41 spas worldwide to hold this distinction. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Forbes Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic Italian at Cucina. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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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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ConnectAndSell Voted Stevie Award Demand Generation Program Of The Year

Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

ConnectAndSell announced today that ConnectAndSell OutboundOnDemand was voted the Demand Generation Program of the Year (Silver Medalist) in the 9th annual Stevie

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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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FM Logistic won eyefortransports European customer choice award for Best 3PL in Retail Supply Chain 2013 Who will be this years winner?

Amsterdam (PRWEB UK) 13 November 2014

The Awards Reception will be held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Amsterdam on the 19th of November during the lunch reception, and will be attended by 200 executives, including the CEOs of many top 3PLs, and VP & SVP supply chains from major customers.

eft interviewed one of last years winner, FM Logistic, who has been nominated again this year about what the 3PL award means to them.

Eric Galinetti, Retail Key Account Director This award has recognised the ongoing work that FML has been putting in adding value to its customers’ supply chain and keeping, year over year, a good growth dynamic in all its countries. This award is for us the recognition of our place of reference for retailers in Europe and encourages investments on-going to be part of the leading suppliers for this sector.

View the full interview here: http://goo.gl/EFfwVq

The shortlist of companies is compiled by a distinguished judging panel; Henk Folmer, SVP Global Customer Solutions at Prologis, Kris Van Ransbeek, Head of IT & Supply Chain and Wonderful Brands and more. These have nominated their leading 3PL service providers across 10 categories. The finalists selected for customer voting are below. Voting will close on the 14th of November, 2014.

Vote here for the best 3PLs: http://goo.gl/iEUoeZ

If you would like to attend the awards or have any questions get in touch by contacting our Marketing Manager on the details below:

Magali Mathieu

Marketing Manager – eft


+44 207 422 4327

US toll free: 1 800 814 3459 ext. 4327

Canada toll free: 1 866 996 1235 ext. 4327

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Travel Weekly Honors Outrigger’s Dr. Richard R. Kelley with Lifetime Achievement Award


Dr. Richard R. Kelley, Outrigger Enterprises, Inc. chairman emeritus, has been honored by Travel Weekly magazine with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Travel Weekly is part of Northstar Travel Media group, one of the most influential news resources for the travel industry.

Kelley, whose remarkable career includes transforming Outrigger Hotels from a simple mom-and-pop business into Hawaiis largest locally owned lodging company and a well-known international brand that spans eight countries, was selected for his significant and lasting contributions to Hawaiis hospitality industry as well as his leadership in the business community, particularly in the areas of education and health care.

Kelleys many contributions include bringing advanced technology to Outrigger Hotels, envisioning the growth of Outrigger Enterprises beyond Hawaiis shores, his 15-year campaign to develop a state-owned convention center for Hawaii, helping to secure a dedicated funding stream for the states visitor industry marketing and promotion, numerous initiatives that highlight and quantify the tremendous economic value of Travel & Tourism to Hawaiis economy, and supporting major revitalization of Waikikis aging infrastructure.

In addition to his lifelong focus on Outrigger Enterprises and Hawaiis Travel & Tourism industry, Kelley has involved himself with many community and business initiatives within and outside the state. He has been a serial entrepreneur and lead investor in several small- to mid-sized businesses. He has worked tirelessly with government, labor and industry leaders. Passionate about education, he has advocated for improving the quality of both public and private education. Additionally, he has provided a leadership voice on health care reform and other initiatives.

The award was announced to a capacity crowd representing all branches of the Travel & Tourism industry hotels and resorts, airlines, cruise lines, auto rental companies, tour operators, theme parks, destinations, and others on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Travel Weeklys annual Readers Choice Gala Awards Dinner at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

The Travel Weekly Lifetime Achievement Award, first presented in 2003, honors members of the industry who have consistently demonstrated leadership and insight, profoundly changing for the better not only their own companies, but the industry as a whole and whose careers have provided a model of vision and accomplishment for tomorrows leaders.

Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief for Travel Weekly, presented the award to Kelley and said, Richard Kelley’s efforts have led to extraordinary results, not only in the state of Hawaii, but to the industry as a whole. His remarkable career and many achievements, including his exemplary service to others, make him especially deserving of this prestigious award.”

The honor represents the pinnacle of achievement in the industry and places Dr. Kelley in the company of such all-time Travel & Tourism greats and previous Lifetime Achievement Award winners as his friend Bill Marriott (Marriott International chairman), Gordon Bethune (former Continental Airlines chairman and CEO), Richard Anderson (Delta Air Lines CEO), Richard Fain (Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman), Tim and Nina Zagat (co-founders and co-chairs of Zagat Survey), Marilyn Carlson Nelson (Carlson Companies) and Arthur Tauck (Tauck Tours).

In addition to Travel Weeklys Lifetime Achievement Award, Kelley has received countless other honors, including the Legacy in Tourism Award from the University of Hawaiis School of Travel Industry Management, the Pacific Business News Lifetime Achievement Award, the O in Life award from the Punahou Alumni Association, the Ihe Award from the Hawaii Army Museum Society, and Sales Person of the Year from Sales and Marketing Executives International – Honolulu chapter for his accomplishments in selling Hawaii to the world.

Kelley credits his lifetime of accomplishments service to the community and helping to improve the lives of others to consistent efforts to live by his strongly held personal values: integrity, responsibility, loyalty and hard work. Above all, he considers his most important accomplishment to be his family seven children, 13 grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. Kelley currently resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife of 35 years, Linda Van Gilder Kelley.


About Outrigger Enterprises Group

Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies operating in the Asia Pacific, Oceania and Indian Ocean regions. As part of its unique hospitality offering, the values-based company extends exceptional hospitality and authentic cultural experiences, incorporating local traditions and customs into the guest experience at each of its properties worldwide. Guided by more than 67 years of family leadership, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger

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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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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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2015 Hamilton Consumer Choice Award Winners

Hamilton, ON (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

Consumer Choice Award is thrilled to announce the 2015 Top Service Providers in their respective sectors for the Hamilton Area. We would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to all this years winners; your dedication to superior service has resonated with the people of Hamilton.

Each year across Canada, Consumer Choice Award gathers opinions, perceptions and expectations through the responses of thousands of consumers and businesses. All winners have gone through a rigorous selection process conducted by a third party research firm to ensure only the most outstanding service providers are the winners within their respective industry. Find the list of Award Winners below:




Automobile Dealer – Pre-Owned

42 Talbot St. E


(905) 772-3636


Tire Sales & Service

473 Upper Wellington St.


(905) 383-9611



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