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TEDS Consortium Elects New Member

Atkins, VA (PRWEB) September 3, 2008

The TEDS Consortium, a dynamic collaborative forum of human capital experts from over a dozen world-class companies, has a new member. The Ohio Child Welfare Training Program of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (OCWTP) was voted into the Consortium following its summer meeting. The meeting, hosted by Boston University Corporate Education Center in Waltham, Massachusetts, was held August 13th and 14th. Voting was completed last week and the official voting results were announced today.

Founded in 1992, the TEDS Consortium is the only organization of its kind. It is dedicated to the continuous innovation and improvement of TEDS enterprise-wide talent management solutions. The Consortium plays an essential role in reviewing and upgrading TEDS product functionalities, recommending the creation of new talent management products and services, and accelerating product development. By previewing advances in TEDS talent management products, Consortium members can more effectively plan for upgrades and expansions within their enterprises. However, all organizations that use TEDS benefit from the Consortium’s vision and recommendations. The Consortium meets twice a year.

Participants in the summer meeting included Chrysler, Eastman Chemical, Boston University CEC, Dominion, Nortel, Philips Healthcare, Sandia National Laboratories, Verizon and TEDS. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services attended as a guest and candidate for membership.

TEDS President and CEO, Joseph F. Joe Ellis welcomed OCWTP to the Consortium. We are proud to have The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services as our newest member, he said. They are on the cutting edge of learning and management for state governmental organizations. Their participation in the Consortium will be of great value in enhancing TEDS products and services for similar governmental agencies across the U.S.

Accepting his agencys Consortium membership was Director of the Southwest Ohio Regional Trainer Center, Darren Varnado. The OCWPT is pleased to join the Consortium, he said. It is a pleasure to be able to work hand-in-hand with TEDS and all the Consortium members.

During the final hours of the TEDS Consortium meeting, members assessed the event. Their highlights included: peer sharing of their companies challenges and accomplishments in various aspects of talent management; general networking with peers within other companies; reviewing and participation in TEDS roadmap for future development including a preview of the next general release – TEDS 9.0; and strategizing future talent development and management needs.

About the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program

The Ohio Child Welfare Training Program is a comprehensive competency-based in-service training system for staff, managers, and resource families in Ohios 88 county Public Children Services Agencies. Designed as a state/county, public/private collaboration, the OCWTP develops and provides an array of training activities to promote mastery of the complex knowledge and skills needed to assure protection and permanence for Ohios abused and neglected children. For more information, visit http://www.ocwtp.net

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PCI Member to Testify Industry is Healthy, Well-Regulated

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) September 24, 2009

J. Douglas Robinson, chairman and CEO of Utica, N.Y.-based Utica National Insurance Group, a Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) member company, is scheduled to testify before the House Small Business Committee Wednesday to reiterate that home, auto and business insurers did not cause the current financial crisis, do not present systemic risk, and are already regulated effectively.

Robinson will tell the committee that these types of insurers are predominantly a Main Street industry that is already stable and competitive. He will ask legislators not to target new, consumer-costly regulations toward Main Street insurers such as his company–which insures schools, libraries, bakeries, child care centers, graphic arts businesses, small contractors, and funeral homes, among others.

“There is widespread recognition that home, auto and commercial insurers did not cause the financial crisis, are not systemically risky, and have strong and effective solvency and consumer protection regulation at the state level,” Robinson said. “Property-casualty insurers have not asked for government handouts, and our industry is stable and continuing to provide critical services to local economies and their communities.”

Robinson will urge the Obama Administration and Congress to target regulatory reforms toward where the problems occurred, rather than potentially creating fewer choices and greater costs for consumers by increasing bureaucratic requirements for systemically non-risky companies.

“PCI commends President Obama and Congress for working to ensure that the financial crisis we experienced last fall is never repeated,” Robinson said. “Achieving this goal requires a focus on fixing what went wrong with Wall Street, without imposing substantial new, ‘one-size-fits-all’ regulatory burdens on Main Street, small businesses and activities that are not highly leveraged or systemically risky.”

Robinson will also note several existing regulatory proposals that would have a substantial negative impact on small insurers and their customers if not modified, including:

TransCash Awarded US Process Patent for Dual Prepaid Family Member Card System

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 7, 2010

TransCash, Corp. a financial services company, based in Los Angeles, has received US Patent 7,581,674 B2 entitled Financial Transaction System and Method from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The process patent describes a system of sharing money using two prepaid cards. A dual-card package containing two prepaid cards is purchased at a point-of-sale location. The primary card is activated by the principal account cardholder depositing funds onto the card. The primary card is used for activating, reloading funds, and may transfer funds to the secondary card held by an immediate family member of the primary card account holder. The secondary prepaid card provides access to funds pursuant to terms and conditions of the card agreement.

This patent represents an important step in the development of the TransCash brand, it sets the company apart from its competitors because of the two card packages, said Charles Cohen, CEO of TransCash. This system of sharing funds represents an innovative way of sharing funds with an immediate family member or loved ones. It makes sharing money with an immediate family member easier and more affordable.

The TransCash patent addressed a need to simplify the methodology for funds being moved to an immediate family member, example a father to his daughter, to assist in providing funds to children at school, or to a father working in one area of the country, with a child or spouse in another location.

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The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno becomes Better Business Bureau Member

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012

The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. focuses on providing aggressive legal representation to victims of car accidents and other accidents who are battling insurance companies for compensation. Now the firm has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) as a business that meets high ethical standards in terms of serving consumers. The firm has become an accredited member of the BBB, meaning it has demonstrated that it reaches a certain level of transparency and integrity in their business practices. The firm currently has an A+ rating through the organization.

The BBB, a network of national and local business operations, aims to provide unbiased information for consumers. The organization keeps consumers informed about businesses through reviews, ratings, complaints, reports and accredited business listings. Accreditation through the BBB is reserved for businesses that have met the organizations high standards, according to the BBB. These businesses not only have to meet the organizations Standards of Trust, but they also have to agree to continue doing business by these standards in the future. The Standards of Trust are are a set of policies, procedures and best practices that focus on fair and honest treatment of consumers.

There are many requirements for becoming an accredited BBB member. One requirement is that the business must build a positive track record in the marketplace through steps such as having at least a B rating through the organization and remaining free of negative government action. Other requirements for accreditation include following certain advertising and selling standards; honestly representing products and services; making certain business information transparent and available to consumers; honoring promises; being responsive to marketplace disputes; protecting consumers privacy; and agreeing to the use integrity. The BBBs services are widely relied upon by consumers. The organizationwhich provides information about businesses in the United States and Canadahad more than 103 million business and charity information requests from consumers in 2011, marking an all-time high for the organization.

By becoming an accredited BBB member, the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno shows its dedication to providing the highest quality of service to its clients. Besides using honest business practices, the firm has also built up a strong track record with its 99.7 percent success rate. Attorney Eugene G. Bruno, who focuses fully on litigation, has handled multimillion-dollar catastrophic injury cases. He handles many different types of vehicle-related cases, such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and pedestrian accidents. He also represents victims of accidents involving drivers without insurance, as well as those who have been denied insurance claims. The attorney uses a hands-on approach in helping accident victims come up against large insurance companies that might not want to provide fair compensation. More information about the firm is available at http://www.CarAccidentLawyer-SanDiego.com.

San Diego car accident attorney Eugene G. Bruno has more than 24 years of experience helping accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve. He is an aggressive litigator who assists those having to deal with large insurance companies, whether a claim is being denied or the company is not offering a fair settlement amount. The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. provide legal representation for a variety of situations, from car and motorcycle accident cases to child injury and wrongful death cases. Contact the firm to set up a free consultation and learn about the options for handling your case.

Vehicle Protection Association Supports Community Involvement by Member Companies

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 21, 2012

The Vehicle Protection Association (VPA), a not-for-profit association formed to promote regulatory transparency, education and accountability for marketing and servicing automotive service contracts, is announcing today its plans to promote certified marketers and their community involvement.

VPA member company Vehicle Assurance actively engages with its local community. On Monday, Sept. 24, Vehicle Assurance will present the 12th Annual Golf Classic in St. Louis benefiting Every Child’s Hope (ECH), an organization dedicated to helping children and families in need. The event takes place at Old Hickory Country Club with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

The VPA holds itself to high standards as an organization, and we encourage our members to be active in their community on multiple levels, said Chris Carenza, executive director of the VPA. When our members are active in the community they deserve recognition.

Shari Smith-Fain, CEO of Vehicle Assurance, has been actively involved in Every Child’s Hope since her father, a former member of the organizations board of directors, took her to events when she was growing up. In 2004 she became a member of the board of directors and was elected board president in 2010.

Today, Smith-Fain encourages the ECH board and staff to deliver the highest level of services and aid to children and families in need. ECHs mission is to address the prevention of abuse and neglect and help those affected by it.

At Vehicle Assurance, we recognize that we have a responsibility that goes beyond our customers, said Smith-Fain. We have a responsibility to the community, and we understand the real value in helping others and giving back. It is an integral part of who we are as a company.

To learn more about the Vehicle Protection Association, visit http://www.vpanet.org. To learn about Every Childs Hope or to donate, visit http://www.everychildshope.org.

About the Vehicle Protection Association

The Vehicle Protection Association (VPA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing firms that are active in the automotive service contract industry. Members include service contract marketers, administrators, insurers, payment providers and software providers. VPA currently has more than 60 members. The organization is committed to ensuring regulatory compliance among members, educating consumers on their rights, and otherwise ensuring the integrity of the automotive service contract industry. For more information, visit http://www.vpanet.org.

IHES Announces New Corporate Member – Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, Inc. Joins

(PRWEB) October 20, 2004

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, with corporate headquarters located in Memphis, TN, is a national pharmacy resource solution and clinical trial management company. IHES will provide its networking, educational and consultative services to CPS utilizing some of the nation’s premier healthcare system CEOs/COOs.

“The exposure IHES provides us with key healthcare leaders, their knowledge and insight, will enable us to enhance our offering and provide even more benefit to our hospital clients,” said Mr. Don Nickelson, President and CEO of CPS.

“IHES is very pleased to add CPS to our corporate membership roster; they are a Tennessee based company that is nationally regarded as a leader in their industry. We look forward to working with them,” said W. Hays Waldrop, President and CEO of IHES.

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services joins other IHES clients such as Cardinal Health, Sprint, Owens & Minor, Merritt Hawkins and Associates, Becton Dickinson, Philips Medical, Siemens Medical, Morrison Healthcare, Sodexho, and ED Care Management. Corporate members of IHES receive access and consultation from the distinguished CEOs and COOs of IHES.

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services:

Headquartered in Memphis, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) provides pharmacy service solutions and clinical trial management services to over 100 client facilities in 27 states. CPS’ services range from consulting projects to total pharmacy department management. CPS has over 30 years hospital pharmacy management experience and greater than 400 service-level employees to support the development, implementation and monitoring of proven pharmacy systems, clinical programs and medication safety initiatives. Their website can be found by visiting http://www.cpspharm.com.

About IHES

The Institute of Healthcare Executives and Suppliers, (IHES), is a consortium of carefully selected and highly respected hospital system CEO ‘ s and COO’s which consult with and offer their industry specific knowledge to quality healthcare suppliers of products and services.

IHES provides executive focus groups, education and networking opportunities for their healthcare corporate members. IHES CEO’s and COO’s lead local, regional and national healthcare systems. The Franklin, TN based company’s website can be found by visiting http://www.ihesllc.com and can be contacted at (615) 794-2501.

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Zagada Selects SER Solutions as Premiere Outbound Solutions Member for its Sphaero Alliance

Miami and Coral Gables, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2006

Zagada Markets, Inc., a leading business development strategy and advisory firm, has selected SER Solutions, Inc., as its premiere outbound contact center technology member for its Sphaero Alliance outsourcing partnership. Zagada Institute, the companys research arm projects that Caribbean and Central America agent density will reach 80,000 among its 300 centers by the end of 2006.

While the regions contact center activity is significantly inbound customer care and technical support, were seeing a growing percentage of up-sell and outbound initiatives among regional centers we interviewed for both our latest Central America Call Center Report 2007 and our updated February 2006 analysis on our Caribbean Call Center Report research reports, said Philip Dickenson Peters, CEO of Zagada Markets. This growth in the service delivery mix drove our decision to identify, invite and position a leader with outbound niche expertise to expand our Sphaero Alliance Nearshore portal offering, Peters said.

Based in Dulles, Virginia, SER Solutions is an award-winning provider of contact center software to contact center operators, telecom operators, financial institutions and major enterprises. The Company’s solutions support business activities such as planned and proactive customer care, telemarketing, collections, fundraising, emergency notifications and political calling. Seven of the top 10 global teleservices agencies use SER technology.

We are delighted to join the Sphaero Alliance in extending and positioning the SER brand to contact centers in the Caribbean, Central America and Latin America. SER is fully committed to serving our existing clients in the region and equally focused on attracting new customers to our client portfolio, said Juan Navarro, CEO of SER Solutions, Inc.

In February 2006 the company extended its market leadership by winning Frost & Sullivans 2005 Product Differentiation Innovation Award in the global outbound dialing market for its CPS E2 enterprise contact center solution and TSP500 predictive dialing platform. The company also secured Customer Inter@ction Solutions Magazines 2005 Product of the Year Award for SERTAINTY, its speech analytics solution.

About the Sphaero Alliance

Sphaero Alliance members offer complete, end-to-end sourcing, and business expansion services for Fortune 1000 companies needing contact center services, business process outsourcing support, site selection advisory and professional and corporate administrative support services from its network of Caribbean Basin and U.S partners. Membership in the alliance is by invitation only and comprises an elite group of best-in-class companies carefully screened and evaluated before seat participation is granted. Alliance members and their parents generate revenues in excess of US $ 1.8 billion. Sphaero Alliance human capital network is made up of over 5,000 agents, engineers, programmers, analysts, lawyers, accountants and support staff serving dozens of Fortune 1000 companies and high profile clients. The Sphaero Alliance was conceived and launched by Zagada Markets as a pan-Caribbean Basin/Latin business development venture to accentuate the companys Caribbean Basin Nearshoring decade of Innovation (2002-2010) Theme. For more information please visit http://www.sphaeroalliance.com

Zagada Markets

Zagada is a leading strategy and innovation-consulting firm focused on business development, alliance formation, and innovation in the Caribbean and the U.S marketplace. Formerly founded as The Peters Group in 1989, Zagada is recognized for its strategic innovation practice. The company uses a combination of creative and analytic concepts and approaches to develop and launch its own branded products and services as well as help businesses and regional Economic Development Agencies unlock latent assets in delivering their message. Zagada is recognized for helping organizations conceptualize, nurture and birth new revenue — generating ideas. The companys multi-company alliance branded project is the SphaeroAlliance (http://www.sphaeroalliance.com), a Caribbean Contact Center and Business Process Outsourcing alliance and platform. The Zagada Institute is the companys research arm.

For more information please go to http://www.zagada.com or http://www.sphaeroalliance.com

About SER Solutions, Inc.

SER Solutions, Inc. delivers unsurpassed contact center management solutions to support planned and proactive customer outreach, telemarketing, collections, fundraising, emergency notifications, and political calling. SERs solutions enable enterprises to turn their contact center into a profit center by generating increased customer loyalty, expanding up-sell and cross-sell opportunities, maximizing agent productivity, and reducing costs. The company is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Additional information about SER is available at http://www.ser.com.

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Connecticut Pastel Society Signature Member Exhibit at Lyme Art Association to Include Works by Artist Jeff Fioravanti

Lynn, MA (PRWEB) July 27, 2007

“Ogunquit Summer” and “Yellow Skiff,” two pastel paintings by Artist Jeff Fioravanti, have been Juried into the Connecticut Pastel Society’s (CPS)”Signature Member Exhibit” at the Lyme Art Association (LAA). Scheduled for display in the Goodman Gallery of the LAA, the exhibit will be available for viewing July 13 – September 8, 2007, during regular gallery hours, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 PM, and by appointment only on Mondays.

Located at 90 Lyme Street, just off exit 70 on I-95, in Old Lyme, Connecticut, the Lyme Art Association is one of the oldest running art groups in America. Incorporated in 1914, the LAA and its galleries have featured some of the most cherished and influential Impressionistic and Representational artists in our history. Featuring four unique galleries, including the Goodman Gallery which opened in 1938, the home of the LAA was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, and the association continues to this day to advance the course of the fine arts via classes, workshops, exhibitions and educational programs for the local community and general public. Additional information about the Lyme Art Association can be found at http://www.lymeartassociation.org , via email at info @ lymeartassociation.org, or via phone at 860.434.7802.

The Connecticut Pastel Society was established over sixteen years ago. With more than 200 members, the society boasts of some of the finest practicing visual artists, and is considered one of the most respected pastel societies in America today. Open to any with a love of the pastel medium or art in general, the group offers classes, demonstrations, outreach programs and workshops, as well as sponsoring three major art exhibits each year. These exhibits include a member’s exhibit, and the Juried National exhibit “Renaissance in Pastel”, and the Signature Members show. For further information on the Connecticut Pastel Society, please visit them on the web at http://www.ctpastelsociety.com , or via email at contact @ ctpastelsociety.com, or write Connecticut Pastel Society, PO Box 31295, Greenwich, CT 06831.

Jeff Fioravanti is an expressive representational artist who currently resides in Lynn, Massachusetts. A member of several nationally recognized art associations, he holds the added distinction of “Signature Member” in three such groups including: “Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod”, “Connecticut Pastel Society” and the “Pastel Society of America” located in New York City. Fioravanti has exhibited in numerous one man and group shows, and he has won awards on the local, national and international level. Jeff is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art” and “Who’s Who in America” and he has been featured in national publications such as “American Artist Magazine”, “Pastel Artist International” and “Art Business News.” Noted for often using his art to help raise awareness for conservation and preservation of the treasured lands and antiquities of America, the artist is represented by the ARA Gallery, South Hamilton, MA, ART 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH, and Gallery 30, Gettysburg, PA. Information on the artist can be viewed at http://www.fioravanti-fineart.com , via email at fioravanti_fineart @ yahoo.com, or via phone at 781.595.5961.