TisBest Philanthropy Expands Staff With New Graphic Designer

Seattle, Wash. (PRWEB) September 17, 2015

TisBest Philanthropy, the leading provider of donation gifts, announced today the addition of graphic designer Brittany Burkfield to the TisBest team. Brittany is a recent graduate of Northwest College of Art and Design and is completing a marketing degree at California Coast University.

Other recent changes at TisBest include the appointment of Chad Edwards to the position of Director of Creative Services, and Karli Larson to the position of Manager of Education and Charities.

Chad has been with TisBest since 2009. In his expanded role he will take supervisory responsibility for all customer-facing properties, including website design, user interface and user experience, and online and offline marketing materials.

Karli joined TisBest in 2012, and will lead the DiscoverGiving program, a classroom philanthropy project from TisBest which is scheduled to launch October 1. She will also manage the relationships with TisBests nearly 300 charity partners.

About TisBest Philanthropy

TisBest Philanthropy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the growth of non-material gift-giving. TisBest created charity gift cards in 2007. Charity gift cards work like conventional gift cards, but with one important exception: the recipient of a charity gift card “spends” it by choosing a charity to receive the funds.

With a TisBest Charity Gift Card, you make the donation and your recipient decides how to spend the donation, choosing from TisBest’s 300+ charity partners. Learn more at http://www.tisbest.org.

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PublicRelay Expands Executive Analytics with Actionable, Quality Share of Voice.

RESTON, VA (PRWEB) June 14, 2012

PublicRelay, the transformative PR software solution for communications professionals in the Fortune 500, government, and non-profit sectors, today announced the expansion of its reporting and analytics capabilities with its new actionable Quality Share of Voice.

This new analysis approach, coupled with CEO-caliber charting shows the segments comprising share of voice by key topic or company. Other SOV offerings on the market frequently include large volumes of erroneous mentions from weak sources and value them equally with prominent coverage from branded, national publications. PublicRelays approach extracts and analyzes the relevant coverage from the outlets and influencers that matter most to an organization

By measuring content across a focused, strategic set of online, print, social media, and broadcast outlets, teams can now benchmark their communications outreach results with confidence against only the outlets that are priorities. This can also help teams definitively prove their impact to management. PublicRelays technology-human hybrid approach to measurement and monitoring guarantees the accuracy of these results. Easily customizable reporting outputs add a final level of polish to the precise underlying data.

Eric Koefoot, Managing Partner of PublicRelay, commented on the value of the new feature for organizations that actively manage their reputation. He stated, Quality Share of Voice provides our customers with another great tool to focus their teams on the media relationships that really matter and prove their value against a metric they can actually influence each and every day.

Quality Share of Voice joins PublicRelays suite of analytics and executive reports that deliver the most insightful, yet easiest to use, media intelligence for PR and corporate communications professionals.

About PublicRelay

PublicRelay is the premier PR media monitoring and analytics solution for communications and marketing professionals. Known for its ease of use, superior data quality, and actionable information, PublicRelay delivers accurate business intelligence, drives proactive influencer engagement, and proves PR impact for the worlds most prominent corporations, associations, and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.publicrelay.com

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Armada Expands Strategic Cost Management-Brad Anderson Joins Established Firm, Armada Consulting, to Lead Financial Services Strategic Cost Management Practice.

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Scott Wise, Founder of ArmadaConsulting.com announced today that, Strategic Cost Management within Financial Services has always been at the forefront of our capabilities, we are excited to announce the addition of Brad Anderson to lead our Financial Services industry practice. Brads knowledge and extensive experience in Financial Services positions us to better serve our existing and new clients in the financial services industry.” http://ArmadaConsulting.com

Brad is already engaged in promoting Armadas thought leadership in cost management, authoring the article – A View of the Current State of Banking and Strategic Cost Management available on Armadas website.

I am excited to work with the Armada team to help expand their efforts to assist organizations make better business decisions. We feel Strategic Cost Management will be increasingly important for financial services companies and many other industries for the foreseeable future.

Prior to joining Armada, Brad was a Senior Advisor at a Global Consulting firm and executive manager at several rapidly growing financial services companies. Brad has twenty five years of industry and consulting experience in the Financial Services arena with an emphasis in retail and commercial banking.

His professional and consulting background also includes extensive experience in budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, risk management, risk adjusted profitability analysis, balance sheet management, mergers/acquisitions and process optimization. Brad has written and spoken to numerous organizations and publications on a variety of cost management and business performance improvement topics. Brad will office in Charlotte, NC.

About Armada Consulting

Armada has assembled some of the best and brightest talent focused solely on implementing strategic cost management solutions leveraging our Acumen cost analytics software. From insight to impact, the Armada team works closely with clients to provide deeper insight and transparency into the costs of their organization, driving better decisions around cost takeout and cost control. What sets Armada apart from other management consulting firms is our constant commitment to our clients success, both personally and corporately. Across a wide array of industries and practice areas, Armada has a proven track record of delivering results to many of the premier corporations in the world.

For more information, please visit Armada Consultings newly revamped Website at http://ArmadaConsulting.com.

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Londes Digital Marketing Expands: Hires Sydney Hadden and Michael Chamberlin

Spencerport, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

Londes Digital Marketing, a full-service digital marketing firm, has hired Sydney Hadden of Victor, NY as a digital marketing manager. She will be responsible for managing large client accounts, including search engine optimization, paid search campaigns, social media, and web design.

Prior to joining Londes Digital Marketing, Hadden gained online marketing experience as a digital media coordinator with Martino Flynn. She received her bachelors degree from The State University at Brockport in Marketing, and her Masters degree from The University of Rochesters Simon School of Business in marketing.

In addition, Michael Chamberlin of Rochester, NY was hired to fill the role of junior graphic designer. He will be responsible for providing graphic design services in web design, print, and online media advertisements.

Prior to joining Londes Digital Marketing, Chamberlin gained graphic design experience as a designer for MyDigitalDiscount.com and freelancing for local businesses. He received his bachelors degree from The State University of New York at Oswego in Graphic Design.

About Londes Digital Marketing:

Londes Digital Marketing is a full-service digital marketing firm providing quantitative-based, ROI-focused strategic solutions. Clients range from local professionals to large e-commerce websites, with Londes Digital Marketing providing specialized services in SEM, SEO, Analytics, and Conversion Rate Optimization. For more information, e-mail info(at)londes(dot)com or visit http://www.londes.com.

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Leading EMS Provider Creation Technologies Expands into Mexico

Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) October 05, 2012

Creation Technologies, a leader in providing tailored electronics manufacturing and design solutions to OEMs, has expanded its global manufacturing presence with todays announcement of the acquisition of Aisling Industries of Mexicali, Mexico and El Centro, California.

Creation Technologies has long been committed to providing the resources and flexibility to ensure the success of its customers selling into multiple global markets. With this acquisition, Creation adds its first location in Mexico to the twelve manufacturing facilities and two design centers it currently operates across Canada, the USA and China.

“Expanding our footprint into Mexico has been a strategic priority for some time now, said Creation Technologies President & Chief Executive Officer, Arthur Tymos. This acquisition allows us to offer Right-Shore manufacturing to OEMs selling complex products into North American end markets.

Though we have offered an Asian manufacturing alternative since 2008, certain of our customers have also requested a low-cost North American solution. We see Mexicali as an ideal location and were delighted to be welcoming the skilled people and loyal customers of Aisling into the Creation family.

With our expanding customer base and our customers evolving needs, it is important that we continue to grow and evolve with them, said Doug Besse, Regional LeaderSouth. OEMs with high-labor-content products, and requiring manufacturing proximity to their North American customers, will benefit from our new Mexico business unit while enjoying the advantages of our Customer-Focused Team model.

The Aisling manufacturing facility, now renamed Creation Technologies Mexicali, has over 200 dedicated people. Creations plans call for the business unit to be relocated to a new 125,000 square foot facility later this year, and will embrace the same culture and Lean processes that have made Creation the EMS leader it is today.

Aisling Industries was founded in 1982 by Michael Logue. Over the past three decades, the company has grown into a premium quality electronics manufacturer, providing printed circuit board assemblies, harnesses, transformers and finished products to customers in the Industrial, Medical, Defense, and Automotive markets.

We are very excited about this next step for us, said Logue. Though Ill still be involved with the new operation as Project Integration Leader, Id like to thank everyone who has been so supportive over the years and to whom I owe a great debt of gratitude. Our people and customers will now become part of an excellent organization with the resources and leadership to enhance the services we provide.

With the company for 18 years, Aisling VP, Sergio Quiroz, becomes General Manager of the Mexicali Business Unit and will be responsible for overseeing its growth, working closely with Michael Logue as it integrates into the Creation family. Quiroz will work with Doug Besse as part of Creations South Region.

Belonging to a respected company like Creation Technologies strengthens our capabilities and enhances our ability to continue serving our current customer base, while providing an improved work environment for our people, said Quiroz. We are excited to join a company with core values in sync with our own.

About Creation Technologies

Creation Technologies is a Global Top-25 and North American Top-10 Electronics Manufacturing

Services (EMS) provider focused on building premier customer relationships with companies in the Instrumentation & Industrial, Medical, Wireless & Communications, Security & Environment, Defense, Multimedia & Computers and Transportation markets.

Creation provides start-to-finish manufacturing and supply chain solutionsfrom design and new product development to final integration, product distribution and after-market servicesto its customers across North America and worldwide.

Creations financial strength, employee ownership philosophy and commitment to ongoing investment in its technical capabilities have created a highly stable partner for original equipment manufacturers.

With its acquisition of Aisling Industries, the company of 3,000 people operates 13 manufacturing locations and 2 design centers, with locations in British Columbia, California, Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Ontario, China and Mexico.

More information on Creation Technologies can be found at http://www.creationtech.com.

For more information, please contact:

Andy Hyatt

Creation Technologies


andy.hyatt (at) creationtech (dot) com

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New Energy Works Timberframers Expands Engineering Team

Farmington, New York (PRWEB) July 30, 2012

New Energy Works Timberframers is pleased to announce the addition of Bryan Bleier, Fred Klein, Assoc. AIA, and Owen MacDonald to their engineering group.

Bryan, Fred, and Owen will be active members of New Energy Works Timberframers engineering team connecting with architects, designers, and builders regarding timber frame engineering, plans, raisings, enclosures, and fine woodworking on residential and commercial projects.

Were glad to welcome these new members to our engineering group, says Brian Mosch, general manager at New Energy Works Timberframers. In addition to their primary skill set, each person brings professional experience in the architecture, design, build, and construction fields which will greatly benefit our partners, our clients, and our internal organization.

New Energy Works Timberframers have been designing and building environmentally responsible timber frames across the USA for nearly 30 years from their facilities in New York and Oregon. Offerings include: Timber Framing (design, engineering, manufacturing, build), Enclosure Systems, Fine Woodworking, Recycled and Sustainable wood products. New Energy Works has LEED AP staff members, is a member of the US Green Building Council, and is FSC Certified.

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IntoxBox Breathalyzer Kiosk Expands to Events and Weddings Market

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 09, 2012

Already a popular attraction in bars, night clubs and festivals, the IntoxBox Breathalyzer Kiosk is garnering a growing demand among event planners for wedding receptions, corporate gatherings, reunions, conventions, and holiday parties.

Millions of Americans attend events each year where alcoholic beverages are served, then head for home wondering whether theyre really safe to drive. With increasing enforcement of DUI laws, event sponsors have started to recognize the value in offering an IntoxBox for their guests to help them drink responsibly.

The IntoxBox has already proven to be a welcome addition at many events. Weve seen lines 20 to 30 deep at some of the events weve attended, said Ryan Walden, president of Walden Innovative Resources, LLC (WIR), which manufactures the IntoxBox in Minnesota.


WIR, which has placed the IntoxBox in leading bars and night clubs in 18 states, is beginning to line up licensed event operators to handle the growing demand for the interactive breathalyzers by event planners. With the holiday season coming up, we anticipate a big demand for the IntoxBox for corporate and private parties, said Walden.

The business model is similar to photo booths, which have become increasingly popular at wedding receptions and other events. There are more than 2,000 photo booth operators in the U.S., and WIR hopes to emulate their success with the IntoxBoxand may even use photo booth operators to make that leap. This would be an ideal product line extension for photo booth operators, DJ, music and karaoke services, caterers, event planners, wedding photographers and videographers, party rental services and other professionals involved in the events business, says Walden.

Operators can charge $ 400 to $ 700 per event for an IntoxBox rental. It takes only a few minutes to set it up, and it is designed as a self-serve kiosk so an operator does not have to be present for guests to take the BAC test.

The IntoxBox has a 19-inch touchscreen monitor that guides users through an interactive testing process. It also invites users to guess their score before they test, then graphically compares the guess to the score after the user takes the test. The patented IntoxBox fuel cell sensor module is specially designed to stand up to repeated use with no drop-off in accuracy.


Between uses, the IntoxBox HD monitor can double as a personalized media loop, displaying slides or videos hand-picked by the sponsoring party. At a wedding reception, for instance, the screen might display a loop of pictures or videos of the bride and groom, family members, friends and other images of interest.

“We had an Intox Box at my daughters wedding and it ALMOST stole the show!” explained Elaine Koyama, whose daughter was recently married in Minneapolis. “Guests were drawn to it because of the slideshow of the bride and groom that we were able to have on it, and also because of the fun facts about the couple that also played on the screen. We had great fun guessing our intox level, and it played a practical and safety role for our guestsat least one couple decided to walk to their hotel instead of drive. My sister-in-law is planning a wedding for next summer, and she is already asking how she can have an Intox Box at their reception!”

Nearly 12,000 Americans are killed each year in alcohol-related accidents and more than a million Americans are arrested on DUI charges. The IntoxBox is designed to help individuals make an informed decision on their ability to drive.

This is quickly becoming an essential tool for event planners who want to show they truly care about the welfare of their guests, says Walden. What theyll also find out is that the IntoxBox is a lot of fun. Their guests are going to love it.

(To learn more, the IntoxBox was recently featured at the tech innovations website Uncrate and has been featured on numerous TV news shows.)

X3D Expands to Support Medical and Volume Visualization

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2012

The EXtensible 3D Graphics standard X3D continues to evolve include more capabilities and improve the clarity and consistency of its specifications. The third upgrade to X3D (V3.3) release expands X3D capability to include volume visualization, user-selectable units and internal technical changes, and it is in final draft ballot at ISO with an expected release by summer 2013. The publicly released V3.3 specification documents are available at http://www.web3d.org/realtime-3d/specification/version/V3.3. This work advances X3D as the leading royalty-free open standard and run-time architecture to represent and communicate 3D scenes and objects using XML.

The X3D V3.3 standard includes significant new functionality for cross-platform, reproducible interactive 3D presentations of anatomic volumetric data (e.g. CT, MRI, PET scan, and ultrasound), annotations, CAD models as well as the integration of semantic knowledge-bases (i.e. medical ontologies such as SNOMED CT). As a Web standard, these rendered displays can be distributed and shared through secure services and applied to other domains such as non-invasive sensing and geophysics. The Web3D Consortium Medical Working Group authored the specification and has successfully demonstrated several applications with international collaborators including informed consent, anatomic education, and surgical training.

The new support for expressive volume rendering styles and annotations in X3D V3.3 is a milestone for international interoperability within and across the healthcare enterprise. As a web-aware platform for reproducible medical presentations, such an open-standard is an integral tool in the effort to lower costs and improve quality of care. emphasized Michael Aratow, MD, FACEP and Co-Chair of the Medical Working Group. The functionality for the interchange of volumetric, polygonal and textual visualizations is collected into a X3D node set specified as the Medical Interchange Profile, allowing for software development utilizing only a small, focused subset of the entire X3D specification relevant to clinical care.

Another significant change is the addition of user-definable units through the creation of the new UNIT statement. The user can select the units of choice from Angstroms to light-years, with similar choices for angle, force, and mass. X3D will handle all of the conversions from other units (e.g., speed) and other models dependent on these base units. This powerful new feature allows model builders to construct their model in the unit most appropriate for their work.

In addition, significant work has taken place to improve the overall design consistency of the entire X3D standard. This includes making the Geospatial Component more compatible with the Navigation Component, as well as ensuring that field inheritance is now fully consistent. Most notably, this all been achieved with minimal or no effect on backwards compatibility.

About the Web3D Consortium: The Web3D Consortium is a member-funded industry consortium involved in many technical initiatives across the 4D value chain(3D objects and Behaviors). and is committed to the creation and deployment of open ISO, royalty-free standard X3D, that enable the communication of real-time 3D across applications, networks, and XML web services. The Consortium works closely with the International Organization for Standarization (ISO), Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) and has active projects with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM),), KHRONOS and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standardization bodies to maximize market opportunities for its membership.

More information on Web3D and Consortium membership is available at: http://www.web3d.org

Contact Information:

Anita Havele, Executive Director

Web3D Consortium 650 Castro Street, Suite #120-490, Mountain View, CA 94041

Phone: 248 342 7662 Fax: 248 457 8018

Email: anita dot havele at web3d dot org

Layer One Media Expands to Chicago

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 06, 2012

Digital agency Layer One Media recently opened the doors to their new 5,000 sq. ft. loft space in Chicagos West Loop neighborhood. Established in Milwaukees Third Ward, the agency has created and developed strategic digital marketing tools, intrepid concepts and user experiences for local and national brands such as Dean & DeLuca, GE Healthcare, Kohler, Sargento, Northwestern Mutual and Subzero.

Layer One Media specializes in providing services and ideation to enhance online involvement and interaction. President Brody Buss, Director of Business Development Ryan Janecek, Creative Director Jason Reimer and Director of Operations Scott Hill lead the charge for the competitive third coast player positioned to remarkably extend and diversify their client outreach.

Layer One Media has dedicated two years planning the expansion, seeking to collaborate with agencies, connect with clients and brands, and to support campaigns that will leverage and increase the companys national presence. The studio has already begun developing relationships with agencies with projects in the pipeline including a high-traffic Facebook app for a major consumer brand.

As a boutique digital shop, in order to grow we need forward thinking partners, clients and opportunities, states Buss. Chicago has great advertising agencies that are those forward thinking partners, but they might not have all the digital resources to deliver and thats where we would like to come in.

Layer One Media prides itself on utilizing non-traditional digital marketing tactics for diverse brands across several industries. The company implores proven communication methods, compelling design and technology to engage users and create memorable online experiences true brand impressions. From audience insights and competitive vulnerabilities they make decisions that are grounded in facts and real opportunities for their clients. Capable of fully integrating and collaboratively executing digital concepts, Layer One Media helps clients execute in a measurable way. Measurement and insights are at the core of what they do without sacrificing big ideas and award-winning creative.

The Chicago market is perfect for a creative, niche, ahead-of-the-curve, digital shop like ours, says Buss. Having access to collaborate with agencies and brands in a bigger market allows us to focus on what we do best. As Layer One Medias President, Buss has led the agency since founding it in 2000. Buss is a forward thinking visionary with an ambitious drive for fulfilling and sustaining business growth. He began his career in digital technology recognizing the importance and demand for a digital-only agency with an eye for design. Using a pragmatic approach and a broad understanding of current and emerging technologies, Buss implements business growth strategies, intuitively recognizes the needs of his clients and strives to help them achieve their objectives by building a team of innovators and technologists around him.

For five years Director of Business Development Ryan Janecek has managed the companys client and partner relationships and has helped Layer One win and maintain some of their key clients including Kohler Company, Dean & DeLuca, GE Healthcare, Sargento and Northwestern Mutual. He has extensive experience in technical and solution-orientated sales as well as a long history managing large accounts for fast growing companies and corporations in the technology sector including Cisco Systems, Inc.

Layer One Medias Creative Director Jason Reimer brings over 15 years of design and creative direction to the company. Hes provided creative branding and strategies on active lifestyle brands including Trek Bicycles and Nike Cycling. Reimer joined the company over a year ago and has cultivated Layer Ones team of user experience planners and visual designers to create compelling, branded digital experiences for their clients.

Director of Operations Scott Hill has been with Layer One Media for over two years in charge of production, process, quality and finance. With nearly two decades of management experience in technology and new media, Scott has a unique understanding of management and production strategy in progressive, ever-changing industries. Aside from leading the producer team and attracting top talent to the agency, Scott also leverages his business experience to help deliver strategy and digital tactics for key clients.


Founded in 2000, Layer One Media is a digital creative agency with offices in Milwaukee and Chicago. Their accomplished digital team redefines their clients marketing trajectory using proven strategies, user-centered design and innovative technologies to activate and build meaningful connections with consumers and business-to-business audiences for clients such as Kohler, GE Healthcare, Northwestern Mutual, Sargento and Dean & DeLuca. The company applies sophisticated intelligence to align with clients goals helping them understand their obstacles, reveal opportunities, connect with new markets and increase their business.

Layer One Media, Advancing Brands Online.