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Future Digital Finance Announces Full Speaker Lineup and Agenda

21 02 2018

NEW YORK February 21, 2018 The organizers of Future Digital Finance (March 26-27), have announced their full agenda and speaker list for 2018 featuring thought-provoking panel discussions and interactive roundtables with executives from Chase, Discover Financial Services, Mastercard and U.S. Bank. The event is designed to help marketers transform their digital priorities in customer success, machine learning and UX. Over 150+ senior-level decision makers from all sides of finance will join us at the breathtaking Omni Amelia Island resort on Amelia Island, Florida for 2 days of curated networking. The 2018 agenda is complete with information on the latest industry trends, as well as the future challenges that are top of mind for marketers, including: Being Truly Innovative – Leveraging Data Design Thinking: Creatively Framing Challenges Measuring the Impact of UX Understanding the Future of Blockchain The Rise of the Traditional Online Bank Rethinking the Branch – Omni-channel...

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) to Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

21 02 2018

 ADVISORY, Feb. 21, 2018 --What: Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq:BLNK), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.In honor of the occasion, Michael D. Farkas, Executive Chairman and Founder, will ring the Opening Bell. Where:Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast StudioWhen:Thursday, February 22, 2018 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ETBlink Charging Co. Media Contact:Suzanne Tamargo305-521-0200 [email protected] MarketSite Media Contact:Emily Pan(646) [email protected] Information:Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West18 mhz LowerDL 3811 VerticalFEC 3/4SR 13.235DR 18.295411MOD 4:2:0DVBS QPSKSocial Media:For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies, please visit our Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ.For photos from ceremonies...

POTTERY BARN BRANDS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH CELEBRATED RESORT WEAR BRAND LILLY PULITZER

21 02 2018

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen, members of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, today announced an exclusive home décor partnership with Lilly Pulitzer, the renowned label known for creating the fashion genre of American Resort Wear. Debuting in March 2018, the Lilly Pulitzer collection marks the first time that Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen will simultaneously release a coordinating collaboration to create a seamless look for every room in the home. Inspired by Lilly Pulitzer’s signature Palm Beach style and hand-painted prints, the home collection will include vibrant bedding, furniture and décor for bedroom, nursery, lounge, outdoor and entertaining. In celebration of the home furnishings collaboration with Pottery Barn brands, Lilly Pulitzer will release a limited-edition womenswear collection featuring adult and child sizes, using prints inspired by the collection. "Lilly Pulitzer started with an entrepreneurial...

Removing Barriers to Addiction Treatment With Safe in Home Drug and Alcohol Detox Options

21 02 2018

Kinkaid Private Care is helping reach more people detox safely from drugs and alcohol in the privacy and comfort of their homes. Press Release - updated: Feb 21, 2018 07:00 PST Los Angeles, CA, February 21, 2018 - Kinkaid Private Care is a private healthcare management company that specializes in coordinating safe, at-home medical detox services for individuals with a substance use disorder.  Providing in-home detox and withdrawal monitoring, KPC’s highly trained detox team helps manage withdrawal symptoms, providing symptom relief and emotional support in the privacy of the individual’s home.  “Kinkaid Private Care provides instant relief for you or your loved one by bringing in a team of highly qualified addiction professionals to treat you privately in the comfort of your home,” states founder Jennifer Bembry, R.N. Drawing from both Western and Eastern medicine, the trained detox nurses can manage withdrawal symptoms using various medications.  These medications...

Elite Transportation Services Announces Exclusive Partnership With Leading Autonomous Vehicle Company

21 02 2018

Press Release - updated: Feb 21, 2018 10:00 EST JACKSONVILLE, Fla., February 21, 2018 - Florida-based Elite Transportation Services is expanding into the autonomous vehicle industry by becoming the exclusive provider of operational support for Olli, an autonomous self-driving shuttle developed and owned by Local Motors of Arizona. “From airports to university campuses, a vehicle like Olli transforms the way we think about mass transportation,” said Dane Grey, CEO of Elite Transportation Services. “We are excited to partner with Local Motors to offer our expertise in transportation support and technology, making it easier for organizations to own and operate a fleet of autonomous shuttles.” Local Motors developed Olli in 2016 as a self-driving shuttle designed for sites using low-speed mass transit, such as airports, campuses, hospitals and municipalities. The shuttle – operated by ETS – has a maximum speed of 25 mph and includes speech recognition capabilities that allow the...

iLeads.com Announces Internet-Generated Mortgage Leads Funded at 8.1% Rate for Third Quarter 2017

21 02 2018

iLeads.com® has found that online consumers drove over $50 billion in residential loan origination dollars. Newport Beach, CA, February 21, 2018 -- In a funding analysis of over 2 million Internet-generated mortgage leads generated between June 1st, 2017 through September 30th 2017, iLeads.com® has found that online consumers drove over $50 billion in residential loan origination dollars.Utilizing their nationwide lead collateral analytics solutions, iLeads.com® was able to determine that over 161,000 leads in this group of leads resulted in a funded loan after the date of generation.The sample study was pulled from a select group of the largest Internet lead sources for the period.Below are some of the data points from this study (additional data points available upon request).Top performing states (by originated dollars) for September 2017 were:1. California: $8,261,981,3362. Florida: $3,758,186,8473. Texas: $2,540,824,8594. Nevada: $2,272,769,4545. Georgia: $2,029,867,364Top performing...

Cruise Planners® Welcomes Travel Franchise Insider Scott Koepf to Senior Leadership Team

21 02 2018

“Cruise Planners’ reputation and innovations are exceptional, and I am thrilled to join Michelle, Vicky and the rest of the Cruise Planners team," said Scott Koepf, Cruise Planners new VP of Strategic Development. "Not to mention my lifetime desire to wear green shoes will now be fulfilled.” CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. February 21, 2018 Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, welcomes Scott Koepf as Vice President of Strategic Development to the nation’s leading home-based travel agency network. “I’ve known Scott for more than 20 years and we are excited for him to join our powerhouse executive team,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. “His impressive background in the travel industry allows us to tap into his diverse experience, skills and knowledge. Having Scott on our team will help us continue our mission to innovate, grow and evolve.” In his new role, Koepf will support the growth of...

Senators Masto, Menendez, Rubio, HUD Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude Headline NAHREP’s 2018 Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending Conference

21 02 2018

WASHINGTON February 21, 2018 The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) announced today that three Latino U.S. Senators—Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida)—will offer keynote remarks at its 2018 Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending Conference. The conference will be held February 27 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. “The role of Hispanics in the U.S. economy is more significant than ever, so we are grateful that senators representing both parties will be joining us to share their perspectives and insights with our members,” said Daisy Lopez-Cid, NAHREP 2018 President-Elect. “NAHREP will be working closely with the senators and other policy makers in the coming year to address key issues that affect homeownership opportunities, small business and Hispanic prosperity.” Sen. Rubio, widely known as one of the most talented orators in the Senate, will deliver a keynote address at the...

FlexJobs Identifies the Top 15 States with the Most Remote Jobs

21 02 2018

“Remote job opportunities aren’t relegated to small sections of the country, or determined by geographic region or state size--remote jobs are truly available all across the country,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs February 21, 2018 For a variety of reasons, such as legal, taxes, and licensing issues, about 95% of remote jobs include a geographic requirement where remote workers need to be based in a specific city, state, region, or country. To help job seekers identify states with high potential for remote job opportunities, FlexJobs has named the top 15 states where companies recruited the most state-based remote workers in 2017. California, Texas, and Virginia were the top three states with the highest number of remote job postings last year, with others such as Washington, Ohio, and Arizona also included on this diverse list of states. Nationally, 4.6% of the U.S. workforce works from home every day. According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting in the...

The Henderson Unveils "The Lofts" in Destin, FL

21 02 2018

DESTIN, Fla. February 21, 2018 The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, has unveiled its new family-friendly accommodation offering: The Lofts, an exclusive villa-style counterpart to the 170-room, luxury resort. Overlooking the resort’s pools, and Destin’s famed sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters, the 36 one- and two-bedroom villas are bookable for travel starting March 11, 2018. Situated adjacent to a 200-acre coastal nature preserve, The Henderson debuted at the end of 2016 as the first luxury resort to open on Florida’s Gulf Coast in a generation. Guests of The Lofts have priority access to all the resort’s amenities, including the nature-inspired Salamander Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, Gulf-to-table cuisine at Primrose Restaurant, two pools with a lazy river and private beach access. Carefully developed to blend into the local surroundings, The Lofts design mirrors that of The Henderson, which captures the romance of traditional coastal...

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