Resource Furniture Partners with Method Homes for Greenbuild 2012 Exposition

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 06, 2012

Resource Furniture announces its collaboration with Seattle-based pre-fab builder Method Homes for the U.S. Green Building Councils 2012 Greenbuild exposition in San Francisco. Method Homes will build Green Zones 2012 Professional Builder display house, the only residential structure on display at the convention. The home will be furnished with several unique furniture systems from Resource Furniture.

The display home designed by Bogue Trondowski Architects is a prototype for Paradigm, a new series of pre-fab homes built by Method Homes. Minimizing your homes physical footprint is the single most important decision you can make to reduce your carbon footprint. The systems featured in this home clearly demonstrate that a reduction in square feet doesnt mean sacrificing comfort, function or style. says Ron Barth, President and co-founder of Resource Furniture. With meticulous planning, state-of-the-art design and cutting-edge products and furnishings, this 722 square foot home feels spacious and luxurious. We are proud to be a part of this Method Home team. As Brian Abramson, co-founder of Method Homes said, Method is using this home to educate people on how achievable sustainable living is in todays world.

The furniture systems from Resource Furniture include a freestanding, transforming wall bed/sofa system designed and made in Italy by Clei; a coordinating Home Office that folds to less than 14 deep when not in use; a 17 console table that expands into a dining table for 12; and an ottoman that converts to five seats.

The Clei products feature a lifetime warranty on all mechanisms, water-based finishes, Class E-1 chipboard composition and are FSC-CoC certified.

The project features super-efficient systems and products including a 200 s.f. greenhouse irrigated by the homes greywater reuse system and a photovoltaic solar array on the roof, which will generate power during the event. The homes energy consumption vs. generation will be tracked during the show. The home will be net zero energy and water, and in addition will target several leading environmental certifications, including LEED Platinum and eligibility for 6 of 7 petals of Living Building Challenge.

Greenbuild is the worlds largest convention dedicated to green building, and takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from November 14-16, 2012. Attendees of the 2012 San Francisco Greenbuild conference and the public are invited to explore Methods deeply sustainable Paradigm home in front of the Moscone Center.

Paradigm at Moscone


Moscone Center, Outside the North Entrance

747 Howard Street, San Fransisco, CA 94103


Wednesday, November 14, 10:00am 7:00pm

Thursday, November 15, 9:00am 6:00pm

Product Details from Resource Furniture


Designed and made in Italy by Clei, Swing is a vertically opening queen bed attached to a 9′ sofa with an adjustable chaise. More than 10 linear feet of shelving is included, and there is additional storage under the sofa seat.

Home Office

Designed and made in Italy by Clei, the Home Office complements Swing and any of the transforming bed systems. Housed in a cabinet that is just 13 3/4 inches deep, the Home office includes: shelving below, a sizeable desk surface (42 1/2″ x 40 3/4″), built-in lighting and storage above the desk.


The Goliath Console/Dining Table extends from 17 to 115 utilizing a unique aluminum telescoping mechanism. Table includes five extensions and goes from console table to seating for 12.


This ottoman provides seating for up to five individuals. Each side of the ottoman can be removed and attached to one of four bases that nest inside the ottoman structure. Each stool has a comfortably padded seat and is the perfect dining and desk height.

About Resource Furniture

Resource Furniture has built a global network of showrooms offering a range of top-selling luxury European furniture. Resource Furniture is dedicated to redefining the use of space and pushing the limits of technology and design. Since 2000, Resource Furniture has imported and distributed inspired, modern furniture from the finest and most innovative European designers. Every piece in the Resource Furniture collection is hand-selected for its ability to transform a space with both beauty and functionality. For more information, visit one of the showrooms in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary or on the web at

Burns & McDonnell Selects Sonoma Partners for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Deployment

Chicago (PRWEB) August 13, 2012

Sonoma Partners, a leading Microsoft Dynamics CRM consultancy with expertise in enterprise mobility, announced today that the company has been selected by Burns & McDonnell, a top full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services firm, to manage its Dynamics CRM deployment.

In the past five years, Burns & McDonnell has doubled in size to more than 3,700 employees and sought a solution to support its growth through increased productivity and an improved client experience. With a range and depth of experience assisting professional services firms and providing innovative developments for Microsoft Dynamics CRM users, Sonoma Partners offered Burns & McDonnell a CRM solution for its 1,600-seat deployment to meet its business requirements and enhance client relationships.

Sonoma Partners was able to offer a solution in line with our IT strategy, unlocking the power of valuable data, said Kris Paper, Principal and Information Technology Director, of Burns & McDonnell. Microsoft Dynamics CRM will provide a valuable tool for our sales force. Its easy to use, flexible and able to integrate the client experience across all 11 of our global practices. Im confident this will lead to a better sales experience for our clients and support our continuing growth.

The new system will allow business development and project managers in different locations and global practices to more easily access, share and use information, allowing all involved to oversee the full range of activities related to a clients experience key events, project pursuits and customer interactions from a familiar interface. Microsoft Dynamics provides a CRM solution that extends from Burns & McDonnells Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint 2010 collaboration framework, allowing employees to collaborate and communicate more effectively.

About Sonoma Partners

Chicago-based Sonoma Partners provides technology and business process consulting services to enterprise and mid-sized companies, with a focus on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and enterprise mobility solutions. Founded in 2001, the company has worked exclusively with Microsoft Dynamics CRM since the Beta release of version 1.0. Microsoft twice awarded Sonoma Partners as the Global Microsoft CRM Partner of the Year. The companys unmatched expertise in Microsoft Dynamics CRM offers a rapid path to value and return on investment. Sonoma Partners has extensive experience in several vertical industries, with a particular focus on professional services. In March 2012, Sonoma Partners announced the development of the first-ever Windows 8 tablet app for the enterprise. To learn more, visit

About Burns & McDonnell

Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm.

The company’s multidisciplined staff of more than 3,700 includes engineers, architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, permits, constructs and manages facilities all over the world with one mission in mind to make their clients successful.

Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned. It ranks in the upper 5% of Engineering News-Records Top 500 Design Firms and is among the leaders in many service categories. It has been recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of The 100 Best Companies to Work For. It services its clients from 20 offices located throughout the United States and abroad.

MGA Partners Architects Wins AIA Design Excellence Award for Philadelphia Salvation Army Kroc Center

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 17, 2012

MGA Partners Architects today announced it received a Design Excellence Award for The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Philadelphia. The award, bestowed by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), recognizes the project for introducing a new generation of community activity into an urban landscape once blighted by poverty and fractured by the loss of manufacturing.

Were honored to be recognized for this project, not only as an example of excellent design, but also for the buildings contribution to urban revitalization in North Philadelphia, says Daniel Kelley, FAIA, senior partner with MGA Partners and lead designer of the Center.

The 130,000-square-foot community center features sports and recreation facilities including a world-class aquatics center and thoughtfully planned worship, job training, and meeting and event spaces. Outdoor spaces were also critical to the overall design. They include walking trails, playgrounds, athletic fields, and even feature a functional urban farm, all compatible with promoting the Salvation Armys mission promoting well-being of the body, mind, and spirit.

Philadelphia Success Story

The Citation of Merit for design, for a project that bears an exceptional aspect and represents excellence, was singled out by the jury, including chairman David Dixon, FAIA. The building has been covered recently in Planning, Architectural Record and Interior Design magazines.

Since opening in November 2010, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center has become a national symbol of the important roles played by charitable giving, architecture and urbanism. The Philadelphia project is one of 27 new centers built or under construction around the nation following a private donation of $ 1.5 billion several years ago by the philanthropist Joan Kroc.

Building the Salvation Army Kroc Center in North Philadelphia has provided a model for both future transformations of urban edges and industrial landscapes, as well as for community centers across the county. Reviving the centers abandoned industrial site has helped reunite forgotten neighborhoods by bridging them with other nearby residential areas through the creation of a destination and a new hub of activity.

According to the client, The Salvation Army, the work by MGA Partners has been central to creating a successful, efficient operation with a restorative impact on this neighborhood. It is also seen as a model of how private gifts to charities can have an impact far beyond their main intended beneficiaries. In fact, since the center opened in November 2010, the project has created hundreds of jobs, tens of millions in annual economic impact, and continues to serve an ever-growing membership of more than 9,500. The center directly employs about 450 people.

The award from the AIA was conferred during a ceremony in Harrisburg, PA on June 3, 2012. For more information on the award or on MGA Partners, contact Chris Sullivan at 914-462-2096 or chris(at)sullivanmumford(dot)com.

About MGA Partners Architects

MGA Partners Architects is a nationally recognized, award-winning architecture practice based in Philadelphia. The firm is distinguished for combining design excellence with long-term value, and more than half of the firm’s architects are LEED Accredited Professionals. Its emphasis on exceptional design is reflected in an array of significant awards and publications. MGA’s collaborative approach results in long-term relationships with clients, which is demonstrated through repeat commissions for prominent universities, the federal government, and public institutions. Established in 1958 as Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, the firm reorganized as MGA Partners Architects in 1990 and has since completed over $ 600 million of work throughout the United States For more information, please visit

DC Capital Partners Expands Footprint in Intelligence, Information Technology, and Strategic Consulting with Acquisition of Catapult Technology

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 10, 2012

DC Capital Partners, LLC (“DC Capital”), a private investment firm headquartered in Washington, DC, has announced the acquisition of Catapult Technology, Ltd. (Catapult), a leading Information Technology (“IT”) contractor to the federal government.

Thomas J. Campbell, President of DC Capital, said, We are pleased to have Catapult join the DC Capital portfolio of companies. Catapult has an impressive track record of outstanding performance for a diverse group of federal agencies. Our investment in Catapult positions us to further expand our capabilities and support our ultimate objective of assisting our customers in fulfilling their mission. Together with two other portfolio companies, Strategic Intelligence Group LLC (SIG) and Kickstand, LLC (Kickstand), our collective capabilities will be greatly enhanced and the solutions provided to existing customers will afford the opportunity for meaningful growth.

Mark E. Hunker, newly promoted President and Chief Executive Officer of Catapult said, DC Capital brings a depth of experience and strategic vision to our efforts. Our new relationships with SIG and Kickstand allow us to expand our capabilities, benefiting both our customers and our employees.

Catapults management and employees are exceptional. We are fortunate to have Mark Hunker leading Catapult as we move forward. He joins a dynamic team that is already working well together, Campbell added. Under this umbrella, we will continue to build upon the strong relationship with our customers and provide our employees with enhanced opportunities for growth.

Catapult Founder Randy J. Slager, while stepping down from his duties as CEO, will join the Board of Directors and remain involved in strategic planning and business development. Slager noted that, DC Capital will help complete the vision I had when I started Catapult: to become the preferred federal mid-tier firm. They bring experience, knowledge, and resources necessary for the company to further excel in this market.

The balance of Catapults current management team will remain in place: David Thornton, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President; John Scarcella, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Systems; David Lyons, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Technology & Management Solutions; and Robert Smith, Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President.

About Catapult Technology, Ltd.

Catapult Technology, Ltd. is a leading provider of information technology and management consulting services to the federal government. The firms Technology and Management Solutions division serves civilian departments and agencies; its Enterprise Systems division serves defense and intelligence departments and agencies. Catapult was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more at

About DC Capital Partners, LLC

DC Capital Partners, LLC is a private investment firm headquartered in Washington, DC focused on making control investments in middle market companies that provide differentiated and innovative services and solutions to the U.S. federal government. DC Capital’s investment strategy emphasizes sectors that it believes offer the most compelling growth opportunities including but not limited to Intelligence, Information Technology, Development, Security, Infrastructure and Construction and Environmental. Learn more at

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CloudLink Partners With App47 to Empower Millions of Android Tablet Devices

Reston, VA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012

App47, a Northern Virginia-based provider of advanced enterprise mobile application management services, recently announced its partnership with CloudLink, an Austin, Texas, company that connects Android tablets to strategic applications and cloud services. The two companies have collaborated to equip tablets with innovative content and capabilities at the manufacturing level by preloading the devices with a customized toolbox featuring best-of-breed applications and cloud solutions.

Were looking forward to launching the solution platform within the next few weeks, said CloudLink founder Brandon Frye. CloudLink empowers our tablet partners with the ability to differentiate in a competitive marketplace, at the same time solving their internal storage limitations and security concerns.

Frye noted that CloudLinks Android tablet Toolbox, powered by App47, currently includes cloud storage, security, remote desktop, print sharing, credit card processing services, password management, and a host of other business-critical apps. In addition to App47, partners include SugarSync, PrintShare, Avast, F-Secure, Mobile Dynamix, PayAnywhere, EasySign Mobile, and Catch.

We plan continual enrichment to our broad selection of best-of-breed applications, allowing customers to truly leave their laptops behind, added Frye. All of these will be easily available and manageable thanks to App47.

Reinforcing the effectiveness of the Toolbox solution with respect to enterprise mobile app management, App47 CEO Chris Schroeder explained that whether youre like CloudLink, who will be providing millions of users with a pre-populated marketplace, or you’re a smaller organization with hundreds of employees, the app store approach is ideal for any enterprise that needs true mobile app lifecycle management.

This isnt just about easy app installation, said Schroeder. This is about mobile app management from deployment through upgrade, evaluating security, and providing ultra-deep performance analytics. The app store certainly facilitates app acquisition, but our Mobile Application Management (MAM) solution is what really brings our value to the partnership.

Schroeder went on to detail how CloudLink partners will now have previously unavailable insight when evaluating app performance, seeing much more detail than merely whether or not an app was downloaded and deployed. Analytics will be as specific as time and length of use, implementation of specific in-app features, even device and network operational conditions conducive to performance troubleshooting and issue resolution.

Based in Austin, Texas, CloudLink connects tablets to strategic applications and cloud services, dramatically advancing the capabilities of tablets for a range of consumers from entry level to enterprise users. Equipping tablets with innovative content and capabilities at the manufacturing level, CloudLink preloads best-of-breed applications and cloud solutions, creating a mobile devices productivity toolbox. In addition to solving internal storage limitations, CloudLink empowers tablet partners with the ability to differentiate themselves in a competitive tablet marketplace. To learn more visit

App47 specializes in the enterprise mobile application management (MAM) lifecycle from deployment, through management, to performance analytics and ROI, while ensuring enterprise and user data privacy and optimized mobile user experience. App47 offers free versions of its enterprise and developer edition and allows users to automate mobile application deployment by creating their own self-service enterprise app stores. To learn more, visit

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3rdKind Inc. and D2C Inc., Are Now Accepting Leading Development Partners For MatchBox A Turn-Based Games Platform On App Store And Google Play

Tokyo (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

3rdKind Inc. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Taro Hosotani; Representative Director & COO: Frederic Nouel; hereinafter referred to as 3rdKind) and D2C Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Takayuki Hoshuyama; hereinafter referred to as D2C) jointly announce the launch of the MatchBox specialty game platform for turn-based games. Before opening up the platform, the two companies are recruiting 20 leading edge development partners starting on June 8, 2012 (Fri.).

“MatchBox” is a specialty application platform for popular “Turn-Based Games” on App Store, Google Play, and other game distribution sites. The platforms biggest feature is the ability to play games at your leisure during idle time by logging in with an ID having a real social graph on Facebook, Twitter

Axiom Consulting Partners New Analysis Finds 5 Key Telecommuting Success Factors

(PRWEB) June 12, 2012

Typically viewed as a soft, family-friend perk, telecommuting at a Washington, DC-based university is now driving hard-number results and helping them execute their strategy to attract and retain top-level talent.

Companies looking to cut costs and attract top talent, federal agencies seeking to comply with the 2011 Telework Enhancement Act, and employees looking to make the case for working remotely can all learn from the universitys experience.

University officials estimate that their new telecommuting policy will generate an annual savings of more than $ 800,000. Furthermore, having a few hundred employees work from home two days a week is generating a projected aggregate annual carbon footprint savings of 2,851 metric tons and saving an estimated $ 1.6 million in fuel and maintenance costs. Employees are saving money too. Those that travel between 20 and 30 miles to work can save approximately $ 1,400 a year.

Juan Pablo Gonzalez of Axiom Consulting Partners, who helped the university execute its telecommuting strategy, said a significant opportunity lies in treating telecommuting like a strategic initiative, validating the potential financial and organizational impact, prior to implementation. Factors worth considering include:

Top Trainer Wendy Stevens, Targets New Heights of Success, As She Partners With Elena Fraga and Team Energy in a Breaking Announcement

(PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Top Trainer Wendy Stevens, Targets New Heights of Success, As She Partners With Elena Fraga and Team Energy in a Breaking Announcement with a Patented Exclusive Product that radically changes the market in Energy Deregulation and Global Expansion.

Top Trainer Wendy Stevens is highly recognized as a social media marketing expert. She is also a renowned motivational speaker, a dynamic coach, a popular trainer, and a championship coach and mentor. Her fast-paced, authentic style inspires and empowers audiences from all walks of life, coaching them to overcome their own personal obstacles and succeed in their goals. Her dynamic and inspiring flare is reflected in all of her endeavors as she teaches, trains, and coaches new business partners and entrepreneurs in success in this new endeavor.

Recognized as one of the top income earners in the Direct Sales Industry, Wendy has been showcased as a speaker and trainer as a multiple seven-figure Internet entrepreneur. She has helped thousands of clients in increase their productivity and profits, using highly strategic and aggressive social media marketing positioning. She will now transition her social media marketing expertise toward her joint venture with Elena Fraga in building the Team Energy empire by expanding the leadership team in energy deregulation around the globe.

Wendy has leveraged her experience as a former All American, MVP and NCAA National Champion as well as a Division I Lacrosse Coach at Vanderbilt University. She continues to exemplify that the basic principles of success carry over in ones life – whether playing on the field or coaching business partners and entrepreneurs to reaching their financial goals in this dynamic and financially rewarding arena.

Due to Wendy Stevens recent health challenges, she had made a proactive decision to reduce stress, and retire as the CEO of Local Guerrilla Marketing to focus on the success of her own health and well-being while assisting, coaching and training Team Energy.

Team Energy is a leadership team that is a part of the innovative marketing arm of a successful billion-dollar, publicly held company. Headquarters offices reside in Toronto, Ontario and Dallas, Texas to support its Independent Representatives. Team Energy is creating a national and international sales force assisting individuals to become successful entrepreneurs as we expand our unique patented exclusive solutions as the first energy company to rapidly expand in all 50 states with aggressive global expansion plans within the next five years.

Wendy Stevens embraces her partnership with Elena Fraga and Team Energy as she braces herself in anticipation of greater successes in this winning venture.

Top Trainer Wendy Stevens, Targets New Heights of Success, As She Partners With Elena Fraga and Team Energy in a Breaking Announcement with a Patented Exclusive Product that radically changes the market in Energy Deregulation and Global Expansion.