Strives Work Cited in White House Council for Community Solutions Report as a Leading Example of Community Collaborative Success

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) June 07, 2012

The White House Council for Community Solutions has cited the Strive Partnership in a new report, recognizing the Partnerships success in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in increasing high school graduation rates and college-attendance rates over a six-year period.

The report, titled Community Solutions for Opportunity Youth, is meant to highlight successful strategies to empower Americas youth, particularly those between ages 16-24 who have become disconnected from both school and jobs. The report, presented to President Obama this week, identified a dozen communities across the country where multiple sectors have pulled together in order to increase progress by more than 10 percent on a community-wide metric, and more than 100 additional communities that are making progress in this direction.

Specifically, the report recognized KnowledgeWorks, the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and the University of Cincinnati for creating Strive in order to strategically address ways to solve the problem of high school graduation and college enrollment rates, among others.

A shared vision, deep research, and data-driven planning and evaluation were several important factors that made the program succeed. Strategically aligning existing resources against cradle-to-career needs has led to 40 of the 54 identified indicators moving in a positive direction with several including college enrollment rates, the report said about Strive.

Jeff Edmondson, Managing Director of the Strive Network that is now expanding the cradle to career approach nationwide, said the White House report validates that communities must be strategic to find ways to solve longstanding problems related to improving student achievement.

We realized, as are so many other communities that we have to stop being program rich and system poor. A spray and pray approach to improving outcomes for children does not work, Edmondson said. Once a community begins to focus their collective efforts to improve specific outcomes, the dial on student achievement will really start to move. Thats what our work is all about and that is what this report affirms. Over the long-term, the social and economic payoff is substantial for communities who do this well.

Greg Landsman, who heads the Strive Partnership in Cincinnati, said he was honored that the partnerships work was recognized.

This is really a testament to the contributions of all of our partners on the ground that carry out the work, apply the data, and seek to continuously improve outcomes for kids, Landsman said. If our community is seen as providing lessons others can draw from to improve, that makes us proud.

President Obama created the White House Council for Community Solutions in December 2010 by Executive Order to encourage the growth and maximize the impact of innovative community solutions and civic participation. The Council was charged with: identifying key attributes of successful community solutions; highlighting best practices, tools, and models of cross-sector collaboration and civic participation; and making recommendations on how to engage all stakeholders in community solutions that have a significant impact on solving the nations most serious problems.

The report comes on the heels of the U.S. Department of Educations recently announced Race to the Top district competition, which awards school districts for developing partnerships that lead to Cradle to Career Results, Resource Alignment and Integrated Services. In essence, it gives districts working with partners a path to shift from loosely defined collaboration to concrete goals and expectations for performance and accountability among all those who are investing time, talent and treasure in the success of children.

To read the full White House Council for Community Solutions report, please click on this link.

Cables To Go Leads the Next Evolution in Connectivity Solutions

(PRWEB) June 06, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (InfoComm 2012, Booth C9144) June 6, 2012 Cables To Go (, the preferred provider of high performance cabling and connectivity solutions, supports the cabling and connectivity needs of todays corporate, education, and commercial settings by combining existing architecture with the latest technologies. Continuing the momentum to provide the latest advances in connectivity, Cables To Go announces the availability of RapidRun

Online Corporate Training Leader RedVector to Showcase Premier AEC Online Education Solutions at ACEC in Boca Raton

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 09, 2012, the leader in corporate training solutions and online continuing education for the architecture, engineering and construction industry, will be exhibiting at the ACEC Fall Conference this October 14-17 at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, Florida. The popular event brings together many leaders in the engineering community.

RedVector will be located at Booth 14 inside the Boca Raton Resort, where visitors can preview what the eLearning company has to offer. RedVectors innovative AEC Learning and Performance Engine incorporates the latest eLearning technology with convenient 24/7 access, full reporting and live client support available seven days a week. In addition, the company boasts the industrys largest online CE & PDH library featuring more than 1,100 interactive and highly engaging courses

The ACEC Fall Conference is a great opportunity to show off what RedVector has been working on this year, including our brand new iPad

Acuity Business Solutions CEO June R. Jewell, CPA to Speak at The Zweig Letter Hot Firm Conference

(PRWEB) September 12, 2012

Acuity Business Solutions, an award winning provider of software and business management consulting services, announces June R. Jewell, CPA, President and CEO, will be a featured speaker at The Zweig Letter Hot Firm Conference in Aspen, CO, October 24 -25, 2012. The Zweig Letter Hot Firm Conference is one of the premier conferences for the fastest growing and most successful architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms. Executives and industry experts come to celebrate their success, share industry news, learn from their peers, and leave with the tools they need to make the coming year even more successful.

June will present Utilizing Technology to Improve Business Management which encompasses the following discussion:

“There are two ways to improve the execution of your projects and business management using people or technology. By leveraging technology you can save money, grow faster and improve business processes to increase profitability. In this presentation, we will look at all the areas that technology can positively impact your business results including business development and proposals, financial management, project estimating and budgeting, employee analysis, resource scheduling and forecasting and overall firm performance analysis. We will also look at how to recognize areas of your business where your firm can benefit from implementing technology, and how to get the highest return on your investment.”

“We are thrilled to have June Jewell speaking at this years Zweig Letter Hot Firm Conference. The high-quality presentations on topics of interest to our clients are what make this conference one of the top events in our industry and, as one of the leaders in the industry, June brings the deep experience and knowledge that our attendees have come to expect. said Mark C. Zweig, Founder and CEO, ZweigWhite

About Acuity Business Solutions

Acuity Business Solutions helps project-based businesses such as Architecture, Engineering and Environmental firms, Government Contractors and Professional Services firms find opportunities, win business, deliver projects, and manage their organization. Our clients benefit from over twenty years of industry knowledge and best practices. Acuity Business Solutions has built a tremendous track record, helping hundreds of firms reduce costs and increase their profitability. Acuity Business Solutions is committed to your business results. For more information about Acuity Business Solutions and the products and services offered please visit

About ZweigWhite

ZweigWhite is a consulting and publishing company that helps leaders in the architecture, engineering and environmental consulting industries achieve their business and personal goals. Since 1988, when the firm was founded by Mark Zweig (and later joined by Fred White), ZweigWhite has offered an array of publications, services, and events designed to provide firm leaders with the tools they need to succeed. What began with a simple newsletter has grown over the last two decades to become a comprehensive suite of products and services, including newsletters, market research reports, seminars and executive education offerings, business conferences, and management consulting services covering virtually every aspect of business management. Visit ZweigWhite at

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Small Business Tax Preparation Experts Partner with Business Planners to Provide Holistic Business Solutions

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 11, 2012, an expert business tax preparation and consulting firm announces a strategic partnership with, a site focused on expert business planning support for small and medium businesses. The partnership will help expand and fill desperately needed gaps within both firms, allowing for an increase in available resources and tools for clients across the corporate spectrum.

The strategic partnership has been built on the understanding that great consulting is a healthy meld of marketing, finance, accounting and strategy. Luckily, the agreement between and works to attain a proper meld. Understanding the financial, accounting and tax nuances in a particular field, niche or industry is extremely helpful for anyone looking to plan their next business venture, says expert tax planner Will Clive. Having strategic planners work directly with tax and bookkeeping experts will provide business owners with an excellent combination for success in their small businesses.

In addition, each company will utilize the relationship for strategic referrals and leads, allowing for cross-pollination and growth. While the partnership is non-exclusive, it is expected the partnership will help in the growth and expansion of both companies. Each client company will also benefit from working directly with experienced business professionals with the abilities and time-tested expertise from which to draw.

While hopes to shore up marketing, writing and strategy professionals at also hope added help in finance, accounting and business tax issues, like tax increases and changes in tax policy which could have a significant impact on business. The upcoming fiscal cliff is one such drastic tax change which intends to help. As the fiscal cliff looms before us, there must be pragmatist business services professionals present, prepared to offer up expert business advice for avoiding potentially damaging tax obligations in the near future, says Clive.

Both company hopes to help in the introduction of new businesses opportunities as well, opening up options for growth in strategic areas. Newbie entrepreneurs and seasoned business professionals alike can benefit from the services the companies have partnered to provide for their clients.


As an expert business tax planning firm, works with franchise owners and small business operators across the country to provide management support, consulting and advice in all things tax. From small business bookkeeping service solutions to tax preparation services, and its affiliates has helped countless business owners to decrease the internal headache of properly managing the books and ultimately decrease tax obligations to the IRS. For more information, please visit


A Seattle-based business plan writing service, provides expert MBA-level business plan writing solutions for businesses small and large. The company management includes MBAs, JDs, JD/MBAs and a mix of marketing and finance experts who assist in crafting high-quality business plans which often aid in the receipt of business funding. For more information, please visit

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QA Graphics Provides HVAC Graphic Solutions for Data Centers

(PRWEB) August 23, 2012

QA Graphics, a leading provider of HVAC graphic design solutions, has expanded their services to provide high-end system graphic development for data centers. These graphic solutions will help data center operators better visualize and review critical information.

QA Graphics can provide custom system graphics and 3D equipment models for almost any type of building automation system (BAS). These HVAC data center graphics can be integrated within the existing building automation system to provide facility managers better visualization when reviewing critical information such as electrical monitoring, server tracking, air flow simulation, etc. QA Graphics also provides floor plan graphic development services to better illustrate data center layouts and rack space.

High-end custom graphics can help data center operators better visualize and view critical information such as:

Leading Online Marketer Numero Uno Web Solutions Strengthens Management Team with the Addition of Wayne Smith

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 07, 2012

Numero Uno Web Solutions, a fast-growing global Internet marketing firm that caters to small- and mid-size business-to-consumer companies, is proud to announce the addition of Wayne Smith, BA, as the companys new sales manager.

Smiths responsibilities as sales manager will entail driving the strategic direction and management of online sales and establishing plans and strategies that will continue to expand Numero Uno Web Solutions customer base.

A company spokesperson noted, “We are delighted to have Wayne Smith on board. The online marketplace is fiercely competitive and is continually evolving. There are many complexities involved with successful online marketing, so having a strong leader who understands the opportunities and challenges is vital. Im confident that with Waynes experience and knowledge, Numero Uno Web Solutions is going to continue to experience unprecedented growth.”

Smith brings an extensive background and strong leadership to his role at Numero Uno Web Solutions. His previous positions include national sales manager with Sears Canada and product specialist with Grand & Toy Interiors. He has a broad background in developing and executing strategies and marketing plans, as well as managing teams of varying sizes and building strong relationships with businesses and consumers.

Joining the Numero Uno Web Solutions team is a great fit and excellent opportunity. The online marketplace has become a major driver of new business. The business of increasing web site traffic is intensely competitive. If you want your web site to be at the top of the search rankings, you need more than just an online presence, said Smith.

To learn more about Numero Uno, visit the companys web site at

Numero Uno Web Solutions is one of the top Internet marketing firms helping companies get more qualified traffic to their web sites. For more information on Numero Uno Web Solutions, and to discover how the company can help maximize your companys search engine optimization and online presence, visit

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Hughes Marketing Solutions Provides Insight on How to Market on a Budget

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 03, 2012

Hughes Marketing Solutions, a Dallas based Marketing firm that provides affordable outsourced marketing solutions for small to mid sized businesses, welcomes the September harvest of new businesses and their need for cost-effective marketing campaigns. Hughes Marketing Solutions has found ways to create buzz on a budget and theyre letting you in on their techniques.

A strong marketing campaign doesnt always have to deplete your bank account, says Jessica Hughes, President of Hughes Marketing Solutions. With so much noise out there its hard to stand out, but using cost-effective and creative techniques is the key to getting noticed and growing awareness in your community and resonating wit your target audience. Hughes recommends three areas of focus to find the solution to marketing on a small budget: events, guerilla marketing and social media.

Planning and executing an event is a great way to generate PR and create awareness. Hughes suggests strategically tying the event to something that is relevant to your company, and will draw your desired target audience. A charity or non-profit organization is a great way to tie in your event. This will promote your business and give you credibility. To save on cost, keep your event small and local.

Hughes says that it can be hard to stand out in the crowd with the bombardment of advertisements in our world today. This why getting creative and coming up with innovative ideas is key in successful marketing. Guerilla marketing techniques involve using out of the box and cost-efficient ways to market your company, brand or product. Examples of guerilla marketing include: QR codes, flash mobs, street art, banners and posters, car decals, t-shirts and sticker bombing.

Social media has exponentially increased in the past 5 years. Many companies are taking to the web and utilizing social media to appeal to their specific demographic and save on advertising costs. Social media allows you to personally interact with loyal consumers and potential customers. Hughes suggests creating a facebook and twitter page where you can implement contests, post updates, and advertise your business. She highly recommends creating a LinkedIn company page to not only advertise your company, but also network with other business professionals.

Hughes Marketing Solutions provides solutions to your marketing inquiries. For more information contact Jessica Hughes at: Jessica(at)hughesmarketingsolution(dot)com

Zonare Signs Agreement with Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P. as a Provider of Medical Ultrasound Solutions

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2012

ZONARE, the pioneer and developer of next generation ultrasound technology, announced it has been selected by HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P. (HealthTrust) as a provider of medical ultrasound for the 1,400 acute care facilities that HealthTrust supports. ZONARE will provide ultrasound solutions to help HealthTrusts hospital providers manage clinical compliance accountability in todays increasingly regulated health-care environment. ZONARE offers its solutions through using a sophisticated platform of evidence-based, clinical intelligence enabled by its proprietary ZONE Sonography technology (ZST).

Richmond Based Acoustical Solutions Contributes to CEDIA Recognized Home Theater

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) August 28, 2012

A home in Southport, England included a large, unique cinema and games room. But after the current residents lived there for ten years, the layout, design, and technology were out of date. They contacted Matt Wayne, a Design Consultant at the UKs Finite Solutions Home Technology Specialists. Wayne came up with an extensive redesign and technological upgrade, using acoustical products from Acoustical Solutions, Inc.

The acoustical treatment, and “key feature” of the room according to Finite Solutions, is the SoundSuede material from Acoustical Solutions. Black SoundSuede Fabric was installed along the walls, covering the nine new speakers and subwoofers creating a hidden surround sound system. SoundSuede Acoustical Panels were then installed intermittently along the walls in the color Boysenberry to increase sound quality and intelligibility. SoundSuede Acoustical Panels are a common treatment in top-of-the-line home theaters, are available in 55 colors, and have a Noise Reduction Coefficient of .85 to 1.15.

The completed project was entered into the CEDIA Awards for best home cinema, where judges applauded the aesthetics and acoustical clarity, choosing the theater to be a finalist in its category. CEDIA, the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, is a not-for-profit trade organization founded in 1989. The CEDIA Awards were established in 2006 to recognize and promote high quality home AV design, installation and integration. Each category is judged by an expert panel comprising building industry professionals and journalists from the interior design, architectural and AV worlds.

I was really pleased with the cinema as was the client and [ASI Architectural Sales Rep] Blake Hall’s assistance was particularly useful, said Wayne, upon completion of the room the client had purchased a healthy selection of new films to enjoy in the cinema and after a few simple demonstrations the client was absolutely blown away with the sound and picture quality.

Finite Solutions said the cinema provides the comfort, warmth and perfect acoustic environment to get the best performance from the equipment.

About Acoustical Solutions, Inc.:

Since 1989 Acoustical Solutions, Inc. has provided the detailed expertise needed to serve the noise control community. Acoustical Solutions, Inc. works with a wide variety of customers from commercial and residential development to worship facilities, recording studios and home theater designers. Acoustical Solutions, Inc. offers the industry’s most comprehensive selection of noise control and soundproofing products, including a full line of indoor and outdoor industrial, commercial, environmental and architectural noise control products. For more information please visit, call 1-800-782-5742, or see our media kit.


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