Eco-Conscious Vacation Destinations on the Rise

Modern travelers are starting to demand more from their vacations than simply a few good pictures to post on social media or good souvenirs to take home to friends and family. The eco-savvy tourist seeks green friendly or eco-conscious locations that contribute to conversation efforts.

 

For example in lieu of the traditional Safari, often complicit in the hunting of at risk animals, companies like Wild Ark offer a 6 or 28 day African trail experience. Located in Botswana, the trails feature breathtaking views of the stars at night, safe and up-close looks at wild animals and lessons in map reading and other survival skills.

 

The summer temperatures are warm and while not bitterly cold, winter evenings are chilly. Local wildlife includes lions, buffalo, leopards, rhinos, and elephants. Also part of a green vacation is conservation efforts such as cutting down non-native plants that are spreading too rapidly in the area to minimize their impact on the ecosystem and road maintenance.

 

Wild Ark is a leading company for conservation and eco-friendly destinations. The company provides eco-training to each guest to help them understand the impact they have on the environment in the locations they visit and help guests understand how to contribute overall environmental well-being while preserving economic health.

 

During a hike through Botswana or South Africa guests sleep directly under the stars( although if desired, guests may bring their own camping equipment such as a tent). By not carrying a tent, it is much easier to hike to destinations and gain a more fulfilling experience of the environment. Minimal food is encouraged as well to encourage guests to learn bush lore and foraging skills. Situational awareness is also emphasized to maintain guests’ safety and water purification training and equipment is provided.

 

In the age of sustainability ensuring an environmentally healthy vacation is proving to be a rewarding experience to many. As guests learn about the environment and green methodologies at their destination many find ways to incorporate more eco-friendly habits once home as well and remain inspired to work towards the good of the Earth.

 

For more details, please visit http://wildark.com/.

The Rise of Fabletics to the Fashion Industry

Amid Amazon’s dominance in the fashion e-commerce market, Kate Hudson’s Fabletics has still managed to succeed. By creating aspirational, attractive and convenient brands, the company has grown to a $250 million business over three years. In the fashion market, it was thought that high value brands were dictated by the quality of goods and the price but a change in economics has changed things. To a modern customer, customer experience, last-mile service, exclusive design, customer experience and gamification elements are of more importance. The company is looking to add to its 16 physical stores by opening up more in Florida, California and Illinois.

 

According to the General Manager of Fabletics, Gregg Throgmartin, offering personalized services and mainstream fashion is what has been the key for the company’s success. Additionally, Fabletics, unlike other companies, does not opt for show rooming as in this people surf offline but then find cheaper alternatives to buy from. They did not use the pop-up stores and this allowed them to build relationships. From this, about half the people that go into their shops are members and even more become members. As a customer tries any clothing on, it also goes into their online shopping cart.

 

In 8 countries, Fabletics draws 1.2 million members every month and these receive half price deals on attire. With the price at at least $49, its members get a sports bra, a top and bottoms in accordance to their taste. Through this, they are able to beat off their competitors easily. Kate Hudson had always wanted to inspire women through helping them live an active and healthy lifestyle. She, therefore, started off by the athleisure apparel, which is now trending for wear in the gym and in town. In 2016 alone, the NDP Group reported that US customers had spent over $44 billion on this type of wear. This was greatly pushed by millennials who have a great sense of both health and style when it comes to clothing. To find out which Fabletics attire is best for you, take on the Lifestyle Quiz.

 

Seeing the success of companies selling at lower prices, companies such as Target and Wal-Mart have also taken down their prices but even with that, they will not be able to beat Fabletics. This is because the company is working on using big data to get more customers through the tech-centric DNA. Additionally, Fabletics is boosted by being part of the billion-dollar company TechStyle Fashion Group.

The Eviti Solution

A report

from PR Newswire published on February 27, 2017 reports that Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), through the Clinical Pathways program, has teamed up with Allscripts and NantHealth to implement a new technical support solution. The solution is supposed to enable eviti, a NantHealth clinical support solution, access to critical documents in the Allscripts electronic health record (EHR). This solution helps to provide pertinent information for the process of cancer treatment while leaving the physician’s daily workflow uninterrupted.

Clinical Pathways ensures the best treatment options by providing the most sophisticated cancer research, therapies, and scheduled treatments into the Allscripts Sunrise EHR. It also calls for excellence around therapeutic care delivery, while holding the quality and efficiency of care to the highest standards.

CTCA, along with Allscripts and Nanthealth, has been planning the integration of the eviti solution since 2016. As a result, physicians now have access to a vast, unbiased, evidence-based medical library that provides the necessary knowledge to help improve the regimen selection and ordering process for chemotherapy patients and providers.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. is a network of five hospitals, located in Boca Raton, Florida, which helps patients battle cancer. CTCA offers state-of-the-art cancer treatment options that include genomic testing, precision cancer treatment, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, and surgery. CTCA’s evidence-informed therapies are designed to help patients by managing their quality of life, and managing the side-effects from post-cancer treatments. Currently, CTCA serves patients at their hospitals in Phoenix, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Tulsa.

For more information follow CTCA on Facebook.

Good news Comes From the Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Just how good can one year be in the long run and within any given moment? A good way answer that question is to take a look a one story with three happy endings. The story in question starts with a man named Chris Piazzi, involves event 2017 Scholarship Golf Classic June 12 and ends with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Chris Piazzi has a second life to live, due to the success of his double transplant involving a liver and kidney. The Chair of the College of Lake County Foundation Board and Mundelein Community Bank president lives on in health. Such a stroke of good luck and his personal good attitude concerning the procedure cannot go unnoticed by his colleagues and friends.

To this end, the CLC Foundation Board says that the 2017 Scholarship Golf Classic June 12 is in Piazzi’s honor. Perhaps his written statement is what moves them and makes the 2017 event a marked one. The statement itself conveys an understanding of someone who understands the different facets to life. It speaks of fragility and blessing of continuing on to serve others. It also expresses appreciation for the person who donated what was needed most to save his life.

The June event is partially sponsored by the CTCA (Cancer Treatment Centers of America). It puts hundreds of students in touch with multiple hundreds of thousands USD (United States Dollars) and does every year. The CTCA helps people in throughout the year just as well, but it does so in a more complex and medical manner. It is all about meeting and exceeding expectations.

What patients of the CTCA can expect is cutting-edge technology with an integrative and inclusive approach when it come to their treatment. Where these centers are concerned, it all starts with an evaluation that includes the option of a second opinion from an equally qualified facility. And, if treatment is need, the very best advances in oncology are available from day one, for the patient.

For more information follow CTCA on Twitter.

Succeed With OSI Group

With over 100 years of experience providing food solutions to its customers, OSI Group offers employment opportunities in 17 countries.

With 65 facilities and 20,000 employees around the globe, OSI group successfully serves its customer base by facilitating lasting partnerships built on integrity, continuous improvement and innovation. OSI Group seeks passionate, driven employees who know how to think outside the box while still upholding its core values.

Ranked as one of the Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies in 2016 with sales in the billions, OSI Group leverages its diverse workforce to supply custom food processing services and more. Recipient of the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honour Award, the company strives for sustainability by continually exploring ways to mitigate its impact on the environment. The company was recognized for its commitment to excellent environmental standards by an independent panel in 2016.

It knows employee engagement, commitment and diversity drive its overall success. Career opportunities are available to enthusiastic individuals in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe looking for an established, diversified and award-winning food company. Career opportunities can be found in the fields of food research and development, engineering, food safety and quality assurance, supply chain solutions, food processing and more.

Read more on Crunchbase.

Lori Senecal Shines in Leadership

Lori Senecal was born in 1969 and hails from Norwalk. Lori completed his degree in business at the McGill University and started his job working with the Ford’s Media account. Senecal was an introvert at that and her experiences in this company exposed her to socialization and public relations. She later joined McCann Erickson Company where she was managing a coca cola account. Through encouragement by her boss, Lori moved to New York taking a higher position in the Company. While in the firm, Senecal led the Coca-cola account to the global market and launched TAG Ideation, a unit which was to deal with young-adult marketing. She was later promoted to become the President of the New-York branch. She then moved to Kirshenbaum Bond and later to the position of Global CEO at CP& B Company.

Crispi Porter and Bogusky is an international Company dealing with advertising and marketing with their headquarters in Boulder. Lori as the current Global CEO of CP& B is in charge of management and coordination of the nine branches of the Company. She will be responsible for the growth and expansion of the firm. Senecal is an entrepreneur who embraces technology, invention, and innovation across the globe.She won Infiniti global creative account which prompted MDC partners to promote to the Global CEO. Her continued input in the company, educational background and the experience working as the Global President and Executive Chairperson also showed she was fit for the position. Senecal also helped in evolving Kirshenbaum Bond from focusing in the United States to an International level with expansion in resources, content creation, and technology and start-up investments.

MDC CEO Miles Nadal initiated the meeting of Senecal with the co-founder of Kirshenbaum, and due to her reputation and experience in multinational agency, she got the position of the CEO the company. According to Miles, the Knowledge of Senecal was going to enhance the reputation of the Company but also the MDC partners. Senecal’s departure brought a lot of disability in the leadership of McCann losing key portions of its Microsoft account and their general motor clients.

 

 

Supportive Therapies and Treatment Options Set The Cancer Treatment Centers of America Apart From Other Hospitals

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) recently announced their adoption of the Clinical Pathways program, a NantHealth technology-based clinical decision support platform that will effectively organize all of the new cancer treatment information available to oncologists. Curated by oncologists, oncology associations, government agencies and more, the program offers information on more than 2,700 treatment options for all types of cancers.

While the Clinical Pathways program makes it easy for oncologists to discuss options with their patients and to order a chemotherapy regimen, the program empowers patients as well. CTCA’s patients are able to view the same information as their oncologist about their available options, including response rates, clinical data, toxicity and more.

Based in Boca Raton, Florida, CTCA operates five non-profit hospitals nationwide; in addition, they maintain a presence in the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East for individuals interested in visiting one of CTCA’s U.S. locations. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is famous for their integrative approach to cancer treatments, which comprises of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, plus supportive therapies that combat stress, depression, pain and other effects of cancer treatments. Few cancer treatment centers offer the supportive therapies that the CTCA hospitals do, which include acupuncture, mind-body medicine, nutrition therapy and more.

At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, all of the medical professionals specialize in patient-centered cancer care; patients select the latest technologies and therapies available to them after learning about all of their options from the Clinical Pathways program. Patients also enjoy coordinated care where all of their health care providers are located at one hospital.

 

Williamson County’s Traffic Issue Addressed by Experts

Austin region in Texas has experienced the pressure regarding transport infrastructure just like many other cities in the world. This pressure results from the growing number of people moving to the towns and the changing level of technology that is being incorporated in the transportation industry. People work different shifts and need vehicles to get them to work as need arises.

Companies like Uber have offered their services to supplement the public buses and trains. Roads that were built some decades back are no longer serving the population effectively. Most major highways need expansion to include more lanes. With the coming of autonomous vehicles, even the garages will have to be redesigned.

Stakeholders in the transport and mobility sector met during the 19th year of Austin Business Journal’s annual Williamson County Growth Summit to discuss the solution to the biggest problem that Williamson County has been facing.

According to Crunchbase, among the experts that met include Leander John of Uber Technologies, Mike Heiligenstein of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Jared Ficklin (a transport focused transportation designer) and Joseph Kopser founder of Ride Scout, LLC. There is need to build more efficient infrastructure that is technically reliable.

While the idea and the effect that driverless cars will bring to the transport sector dominated the conversation, Heiligenstein maintained that the roads still need to be improved. In his opinion, the inception of the driverless car will be a long and tedious process. In the meantime, he suggested the expansion of U.S Highway 183 and State Highway 290 in Austin. According to the designer, Ficklin, the land use and building codes need to remain more flexible and open to future changes. With automatic cars, the roads will still be needed in good condition, but the garages will change in design and size.

According to John of Uber Technologies, commuters in Austin area can also enjoy transportation to and from the train stations and bus stops using the first and last mile solutions.

Mike Heiligenstein is a graduate of Texas University who has served for over 25 years in the transport sector. He has a well-established career in infrastructural improvement and development, especially in Central Texas. He is currently the executive director of Central Texas Regional Mobility in Austin.

He has overseen planning activities and nodal planning of transport sector to meet the growing population of Austin County. Mike also serves as the president of International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association.

Stevie® Awards 2017 Announces Securus Technologies As The Finalist

Securus Customer Service Department gets nominated as the finalist, and this is in the Sales and Customer Service category for the Stevie Award 2017. This is the news that made so many people including me excited. There are many reasons behind this.

 

One is that only three finalists get nominated. What this is means that Securus has already become Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award winner for 2017. These Stevie Awards are prestigious awards since they are organizing seven of the leading business awards too. I would also like to inform that all these awards are at a global level. They include the prestigious International Business Awards along with the Stevie Awards for Great Employers. This is a great success for Securus Technologies and everyone who is associated with this company.

 

Everyone wants to know the final results. But I know that I have to wait for the gala banquet which is on Friday, February 24. The venue is the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is where the final winner will be announced. I am very excited about watching the other finalists who would be coming in from the U.S.A. besides the others who would be coming in from around the world.

 

This year there were an impressive 2,300 nominations coming in from all types of organizations belonging to any industry. The final evaluations were made after averaging out the scores given by 77 preliminary judges who come from around the world. There are 61 categories this year in the category of customer service and contact center achievements.

 

There are seven specialized committees that will be judging in order to decide who gets the Gold, Silver or the Bronze Stevie Award placements. This final judging is set to take place between January 23 and February 1, 2017.

 

Michael Gallagher is the President as well as the founder of the Stevie Awards. He has already stated that the stories of nominees this year have been highly gripping as well as inspiring. Hence it will not be easy to decide these placements. But Securus Technologies is already a winner!

 

Rick Smith Takes Securus Technologies to New Heights By Acquiring JPay Inc.

Securus Technologies has recently grabbed the headlines by signing a lucrative acquisition agreement to purchase JPay Inc. The enterprise is widely considered to be a top company that specializes in educational and entertainment apps, email and electronic payments to the highly populated prison system across the U.S. Currently operating in 33 prisons, the acquisition is expected to trigger a large increment on the target market with a view of generating profits.

While addressing a congregation of stakeholders and journalists, Rick Smith, the CEO of Securus Technologies, hailed the new acquisition which puts Securus in a unique position of dominating the market for years to come. With such an acquisition, Securus can virtually offer any correctional institution with a tech-based program needed to run a modern penitentiary effectively. JPay has long been touted to become a dominate force in the industry courtesy of its indomitable success. Timing, however, has proven to be an integral component that facilitated such an excellent combination of products and skilled teams. According to Smith, JPay serves as the ultimate choice if you want the best products at the best price while also reducing recidivism.

JPay’s CEO, Ryan Shapiro, echoed his counterpart’s sentiments by emphasizing the company’s commitment to expanding their footprint while also delivering tremendous value to inmates, family relatives and the prison staff. In simpler terms, Securus solely intends on developing innovative products that make a lasting impression on users on a large scale. Such an excellent reputation could not have been possible without the immense contribution of its highly talented team adept at developing products that make penitentiaries more efficient and safer. Moreover, the transition from incarceration to rehabilitation should become a fast process before prisoners can be released.

The benefits of valuing an efficient team cannot be stressed enough. As a token of appreciation, Securus fully intends on running JPay as a subsidiary of Securus while also retaining the current staff to its payroll. However, Securus’ vast resources should come in handy when tweaking minimal changes within the company’s structure.

Profile of Securus Technologies

Securus is arguably one of the leading inmate communications service providers with an impressive portfolio spanning across 1,500,000 prisoners in more than 2,600 law enforcement and prisons across America. Since its inception, the Dallas-based company has strived to provide biometric analysis, incident management and much more. Read more articles at HealingMagic.Net

Rick Smith’s Background

Rick Smith’s professional experience dates back to 1998 when he had served as COO of Eschelon Telecom Inc. and deputy positions at Global Crossing North America. His meteoric rise as CEO at Securus is a testament to his insightful leadership and keen business acumen.

Smith is an alumnus of State University of New York with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an MBA from Rochester University.

Learn more: https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/people/3482358-richard-a-smith