Kentico Rolls Along

Maker of All-in-One CMS, E-commerce, and Online Marketing Platform Drawing More Attention as It Continues to Innovate, Attracts Larger Customers, Closes Bigger Deals

Bedford, New Hampshire, USA, October 28, 2016 — “The times they are a-changin’” claim the famous song lyrics written and sung by Bob Dylan in 1963. But the sentiment also applies today to a fast-growing software company headquartered in Europe called Kentico Software. The company, currently celebrating its 12th anniversary, is on a roll.

Kentico was one of the first companies to introduce the “all-in-one” concept of CMS, E-Commerce, and Online Marketing to meet the needs of digital marketing agencies, at one end of the spectrum, and mid- to large-sized businesses at the other. Founded by Czech software executive Petr Palas, Kentico quickly emerged as an innovator and technology leader, attracting as customers such well-known brands as Gibson, Twinings, Ingram Micro, Mazda, Kingspan, Hunter Fan, Starbucks, and Allergan. Today, Kentico has thousands of customers, a network of more than 1,000 digital agency partners and its products power more than 25,000 websites across 100 countries.

Kentico’s latest success comes amid a deepening presence across North America, EMEA, and APAC. Recent developments include:

  • Debuting in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management (September 2016)
  • Debuting in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals (October 2016)
  • Being rated a “High Performer” in Web Content Management by users of the G2Crowd website (Summer 2016)
  • Securing the largest single sale in Kentico’s 12-year history with a company in the group travel industry
  • Doubling the size of Kentico’s North American office
  • Partnering with IT solutions provider Nextscape, Inc. to expand Kentico’s APAC presence into the Japanese market
  • Launching the 404 Conference, a vendor-agnostic digital marketing event being held at The Mirage, Las Vegas from November 2–4 and featuring a number of industry luminaries including MarketingProfs’ Ann Handley, Digital Clarity Group’s Scott Liewehr, and UnMarketing’s Scott Stratten

“It’s a busy yet rewarding time at the company,” observed Kentico Founder and CEO Petr Palas. “We have never worked harder and gotten more done. But it’s gratifying because these collective efforts are coming to fruition, and many doors are now opening for Kentico for the very first time.”

About Kentico

Kentico is an all-in-one CMS, E-commerce, and Online Marketing platform that drives business results for companies of all sizes, both on-premise or in the cloud. It gives customers and partners powerful, comprehensive tools and customer-centric solutions to create stunning websites and manage customer experiences easily in a dynamic business environment. The Kentico Web Content Management Solution‘s rich selection of out-of-the-box web parts, easy customizations, and open API, quickly gets websites operational. When combined with the full set of integrated solutions, including Online Marketing, E-commerce, Online Communities, and Intranet and Collaboration, Kentico fully optimizes the digital customer experience across multiple channels.

Founded in 2004, Kentico is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner headquartered in the Czech Republic with offices in the US, UK, Netherlands, and Australia. Kentico has 1,000 digital agency partners and powers more than 25,000 websites across 100 countries. Customers include Gibson, Twinings, Ingram Micro, Mazda, Kingspan, Hunter Fan, Starbucks, and Allergan.

Flip.to and b4checkin partner to help hotels convert personal introductions into future guests

ORLANDO, FL — October 28, 2016 — Flip.to—the marketing platform that lets your guests become advocates, introducing your hotel worldwide, attracting travelers and earning new guests—announced its strategic partnership with b4checkin, a hospitality developer and software provider offering cloud-based solutions including chameleon, their next generation hotel booking software.

chameleon adapts to a hotel’s website, offering hoteliers flexible design options rather than a single booking experience. Hoteliers on the platform have the ability to change their front-end experience with just a few clicks. This is in addition to a streamlined booking process and improved experience for guests and hotels alike.

Properties throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean using b4checkin’s chameleon in tandem with Flip.to will now empower guests to share about their upcoming trip to their social networks. By sharing their stay with family and friends, guests become a growing extension of the hotel’s marketing force, making trusted introductions to the hotel, building an ever-growing database of warm leads—a like-minded demographic of travelers with similar travel and purchasing habits—and increasing direct bookings.

Saar Fabrikant, President & CEO at b4checkin commented on the partnership, “chameleon has revolutionized hotel bookings. The shortened and seamless booking process, plus choice of multiple responsive designs drives conversion and revenue for our customers. Layering in Flip.to lets our hotels amplify their booking potential, bringing warm leads back to the hotel website and boosting revenue with an entirely new channel of guests booking direct. It’s been a critical addition to our suite of products.”

Richard Dunbar, Director of Partnerships at Flip.to said, “We’re excited to partner with b4checkin. It means more hotels can convert personal introductions into future guests. Plus, b4checkin’s expansive reach into Canada and the Caribbean allows us to grow our product into these markets as we continue to expand.”

b4checkin offers hoteliers a flexible online booking engine and a suite of products for hospitality management. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, b4checkin serves customers in North America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. For more information, contact Saar Fabrikant at saar@b4checkin.com, or visit www.b4checkin.com.

To get started with Flip.to, the advocacy platform for hotels that reaches, inspires and converts an entirely new global audience every day, take a tour at http://flip.to, or contact Jeff Weibel at jweibel@flip.to.

About Flip.to— Reach, inspire and convert an entirely new global audience of travelers every day with Flip.to.

Flip.to lets your guests introduce your hotel to the world, combining trust with massive reach to travelers just one degree away—warm leads who are the perfect fit. Start building your ever-growing team of advocates who turn meaningful moments into measurable ROI, and instantly see the unmatched impact when you switch on this entirely new channel.

About b4checkin—b4checkin is a developer and provider of an innovative suite of cloud-based software solutions for the hospitality industry. Designed to help hotels better manage online reservations and measure guest satisfaction.

LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR TRAVEL BOOK FOR THE AMAZING READ KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN – ENDS 30 OCTOBER

For Immediate Release:
28 October 2016

 

LAST CHANCE FOR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
FUND AND RACE your unique competitive travel book IN ‘The Amazing Read’ !

 

Wellington, NZ – Writer, blogger and social commentator, Jordan Alexander, has officially launched a Kickstarter campaign for ‘The Amazing Read’, an interactive, competitive travel experience based on her new book, a reality read about online dating: I love you, send money.  The Kickstarter campaign aims to garner widespread support and financial backing to finance the development and printing of the book.  

The Amazing Read is a novel project that creates a “read and race” experience, not only for those involved with the travelling book teams, but also supporters who ‘read & race’ together, share stories and pictures and review the book and thoughts about the important social phenomenon of ‘online dating’.  The objective of The Amazing Read is to be the first team of ten, to race around the globe, cover the most ‘miles’ and build the most distant community in the shortest time. All books are due back in Wellington, New Zealand by 1 June 2017.  The teams with the most miles between stops, and the one that travels the fastest win rewards.

When asked what inspired such a unique concept, Alexander responded, “I just finished my first book, ‘I Love You, Send Money – a wild adventure into online dating’. I got to thinking, how could I create a more adventurous read?I feel that The Amazing Read will bring some fun back into reading,” Said Alexander. “I’ll be blogging about each travelling book ‘driver’ so others get to know them more and we can all have fun living vicariously through the fifty books as they travel around to exotic and maybe not so exotic locations.”

There are only 50 total books in the Amazing Read, exclusively offered on Kickstarter.com. By purchasing one of the 50 limited edition books, a Kickstarter project ‘Backer’ is in the driver seat for the race and decides where the book and race will start.

“My goal is to receive backing for $6,400 to get The Amazing Read – special travel edition of book I Love You, Send Money to the starting line,” says Alexander. “Each supporter will receive the journey highlights video capturing The Amazing Read experience – creating lasting memories for all involved.”

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. ‘Backers’ who support a project on Kickstarter get an inside look at the creative process, and help that project come to life. All ‘Backers’ of the Kickstarter campaign who pledge $20 NZD or more (About $14 USD) will receive a Paperback copy of ‘I Love You, Send Money’, an audiobook, as well as an eBook and newsletter. Different pledge levels will provide a Backer with different rewards. A new “NAKED” reward has been added for those that just want to be a part of The Amazing Read race ($40 NZD or about $28 USD).

The Kickstarter campaign is officially open until October 30, 2016 (PST). For more information about the Kickstarter campaign, visit: http://kck.st/2e0UQ42

 

Contact: Jordan Alexander

Phone: +64 21715599

Email: jordanalexander01@icloud.com

Website: http://kck.st/2e0UQ42

 

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Meet Tucker’s New Trick Shot Sports Dudes – Exclusively at Toys R Us –

Hamilton, NJ – (October 20, 2016) – Show us what you’ve got! The Trick Shot Sports Dudes are ready for action and Tucker Toys is looking for all of your best tricks.

“While kids of all ages might be thinking of ‘out-stunting’  a physical challenge or dangerous trick clip they may have seen online, we want our new Trick Shot Sports dudes to be the fun, safe alternatives while not limiting the creativity, fun and satisfaction of attempting a cool trick shot,” Mark Nathan, CEO of Tucker Toys, explained.

Trick Shot Sports (MSRP $6.99 – $9.99) are a line of sports figure characters with powerful snap action performance that lets players perform table top action and freestyle play in amazing Trick Shot combinations.

The tricks are only limited to a player’s own imagination and Tucker wants to see the best shots. A special website and video channel have been established to allow the best shots to be shared online! Collect all (five, so far) Trick Shot Sports team figures. Choose from Trick Shot basketball, football, baseball, hockey and soccer dudes. Action figure dudes are sold independently or in deluxe sets that include a featured accessory, such as a soccer goal or basketball basket.

Trick Shot Sports is the first action figure style toy from Tucker. It was a natural extension from its play action line of sports balls and freestyle products which includes the top selling E-Z Grip® (Play Ball, Junior, Football and Soccer Ball), Phlat Ball®, Crush-It!® Bat, Zoingo Boingo® Pogo, and ZB Freestyle® Board.

 

About Tucker Toys:

Tucker Toys, based in Hamilton, NJ, brings to market a line of toys with far wider ranges of use, spanning all ages and transforming almost all environments into playable ones. Tucker Toys evolved from marketing only through a few international distributors to nearly 50 countries currently with a strong public outreach, engaging kids and families directly. Every toy created by Tucker has received awards from various prestigious organizations including Mom’s Choice, Parents’ Choice, The National Parenting Center, The Toy Insider and veteran toy marketer Einstein, da Vinci and Goldberg. Most recently, two of Tucker’s toys received special needs approval by AblePlay, a division of Lekotek, proving the versatility of Tucker’s toy innovation that brings value to parents and benefits to children across the spectrum. Products from Tucker Toys include the internationally award-winning Phlat Ball®, Crush-It!® Bat, Zoingo Boingo® Pogo, and the ZB Freestyle® Board, a high-bouncing action sports toy ideal for skateboarding and parkour enthusiasts.

More information is available at TrickShotSports.com TuckerToys.com and to interact with the company, follow us on our social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

*Special Needs Approval from Lekotek Center’s AblePlay Award Certification



HAUTE HANDBAG AND HOTEL EXPERIENCE AT THE RENAISSANCE NEW YORK MIDTOWN HOTEL

New York, NY (October 19, 2016) – The newly opened Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel announces the launch of its Haute Handbag and Hotel Package, which includes a one-night stay in the hotel’s most luxurious accommodations — the Empire Suite, a personal consultation and dinner with celebrity bespoke handbag designer Anthony Luciano, and a custom handmade bag for both men and women. Anthony Luciano has crafted one-of-a-kind handbags for notables such as Meryl Streep, Debra Messing, and Cameron Diaz, among others. 

In an increasingly mass market world, the Haute Handbag and Hotel Package offers hotel travelers an authentic Garment District experience to design a custom handbag with renowned craftsman Anthony Luciano.  Known for his attention to detail and incredible collection of vintage handbag clasps, Luciano will give a tour of his workshop and work one-on-one with guests to design their dream handbag.  Anthony crafts leather and exotic skin bags for both men and women.  The Haute Handbag and Hotel Package features:

  • One-night stay in the Empire Suite, a one-bedroom, two-bathroom suite, complete with pool table, library, gourmet kitchen and terrace with views of lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and city skyline
  • Atelier tour and in-person handbag consultation with Anthony Luciano
  • Custom handmade Anthony Luciano handbag (not included in package pricing; price of handbags start at $1,500)
  • Dinner for two with Anthony Luciano in Rock & Reilly’s, the hotel’s gastropub
  • Welcome amenities upon arrival including a bottle of Charles Heidsieck Champagne and Sterling Caviar
  • Gourmet breakfast for two prepared en suite by the hotel’s chef

The package price starts at $3,499 per night based on double occupancy, subject to availability.  Guests can book by calling 212-239-0014. 

“Partnering with Anthony Luciano on this package is like a dream come true,” says Dianne Pepe, Director of Sales and Marketing, Renaissance NY Midtown Hotel.  “The responsibility of supporting our local artisan designers and neighborhood culture is one that Renaissance takes very personally.  We are thrilled to be able to act as a platform for Mr. Luciano while bringing awareness to the Garment District itself.  The design of the hotel is reflective of the artistic industries that surround us and we are excited to give guests a chance to immerse themselves in this hyper-local, one-of-a-kind experience.”

Located on 35th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, just steps away from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, the hotel melds the best of New York’s music, sports, art and design, celebrating the spirited creative industries that continue to thrive in the surrounding Garment District.  The brand’s “Business Unusual” mantra typifies the unexpected cultural experiences the hotel creates for its next generation business travelers. 

 

Terms & Conditions
All package components are based on availability, blackout dates may apply.  Package pricing does not include taxes.  Preferred handbag purchase price starting at $1,500.00 and is not included in the package pricing, multiple purchases may be made.  Final purchase price will be determined based on the skin and frame chosen. Scheduling of consultation and dinner will be the responsibility of the guest and will be determined based on Mr. Luciano’s availability.  Package is based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates available.  Marriott reward points may not be applied.  Guests must be 21 or over to check into hotel. Other than amenities listed above, package does not include alcohol or gratuities. Reservations must be made directly with hotel by calling 212-239-0014.

 For more information on the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel, please call 1-212-239-0014 or visit www.newyorkrenaissance.com

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Maritz Travel Launches New Medical Meetings Offering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions
 
New Solution Will Enhance HCP Meeting Experiences and Streamline Reporting Processes

 

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 19, 2016) – Maritz Travel – A Maritz Global Events Company – today announced the launch of Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions™. This solution brings to market new technology, people and processes to help life science companies deliver better, more compliant medical meeting experiences and simplify their reporting processes.

“We developed Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions™ in direct response to the most pressing challenges facing medical meeting planners today,” said Maritz Travel President Steve O’Malley. “We’re committed to helping pharmaceutical and medical device companies navigate a complex regulatory climate to deliver better healthcare provider (HCP) experiences and drive results for their companies.”

Through Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions™, life sciences companies can access:

  • Aggregate Spend Reporting – Maritz Travel partnered with Polaris, a leading compliance software company, to develop a user-friendly HCP reporting system for medical meetings management. The system consolidates all HCP expense and event data to provide a user-friendly compliance report for planners to upload into their company’s reporting system.
  • Compliance Expertise – Led by the company’s new Senior Director of Healthcare Compliance, Pat Schaumann, Maritz Travel’s certified team of 35+ Healthcare Meetings Compliance Certificate (HMCC) certified professionals have the expertise to deliver a compliant medical meeting and exceptional HCP experience. This compliance expertise complements Maritz Travel’s years of experience serving the healthcare market.
  • Comprehensive Processes – The Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions™ event process starts by understanding a company’s business and regulatory requirements and includes multiple compliance checkpoints throughout the event lifecycle.

“I’ve trained more than a thousand medical meetings professionals through the HMCC program, and heard first-hand about the challenges these companies face,” said Schaumann. “Now, I’m proud to help bring the industry’s most comprehensive solution to market.”

For more information on Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions™ and additional resources on medical meetings planning, please visit www.maritztravel.com/healthcare.

About Maritz Travel – A Maritz Global Events Company

Maritz Travel is one of the world’s most experienced event management companies. Top meeting planners, sales operations and procurement teams at Fortune 100 companies trust Maritz Travel to deliver meetings, events and incentive travel programs that drive business results. Maritz Travel’s core services include strategic event design, sourcing, logistics, communications, registration and housing, technology, measurement and analysis, and on-site support. Through Maritz Global Events, Maritz Travel is part of an industry-leading family of brands that also includes Experient and Maritz Journeys. For more information about Maritz Travel, visit www.maritztravel.com.

About Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions

Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions™ is a full-service medical meetings and events provider. We help medical device and pharmaceutical companies deliver compliant HCP meeting experiences and streamline reporting processes.

We understand that managing meetings and events in the healthcare industry isn’t easy. Today’s regulations add risk, increase the cost of doing business and complicate the planning process. 

Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions™ has the experience, expertise and technology capabilities to help companies meet these challenges. In 2015 alone, we managed more than 2,000 healthcare meetings (domestically and globally), including product launches, advisory boards, investigator meetings and speaker trainings.

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David Bowie: Seminal Images from Geoff MacCormack Released by Modern Rocks Gallery

(AUSTIN, TEXAS) — Modern Rocks Gallery is extremely honored and proud to announce a new, US exclusive, signed limited edition collection of David Bowie photographs from Geoff MacCormack.

MacCormack was David Bowie’s school friend, travel companion, band member and “holiday snapper” as he would refer to himself. Geoff toured with Bowie on the Aladdin Sane and Ziggy Stardust tours as a backing singer and percussionist, and as a backing singer, dancer and mime artist on the Diamond Dogs tour and as a backing singer on the Young Americans tour. During this incredible period in his life, Geoff had unique access to his friend and even got to hang out on the set of “The Man Who fell To Earth” as a completely inappropriate stand in for Bowie.

Many of the images in this collection were shot on the set of the movie “The Man Who Fell To Earth,” which was recently re-released. Other images were taken in the studio recording “Station to Station,” and some feature behind the scenes images from Bowie’s tour in Russia, mainly in Moscow and on the Trans Siberian Express, back in a time when western photographers were not allowed.

Bowie’s official website recently referred to these shots as the most beautiful photographs of David Bowie ever taken. They are available to fans and collectors as unique, signed limited editions, exclusive to Modern Rocks Gallery here in the US and printed to the highest quality in standard US sizes.

MacCormack’s collection is available online or in the Austin-based Modern Rocks Gallery at 916 Springdale Rd, Canopy Building 3 #103, Austin 78702.

Learn more about the gallery and its collection of rock and roll photography at www.modernrocksgallery.com.

“The Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis is Hiding in Plain Sight”

“…lower rates of crime than you would expect, because they had pride of ownership…”

 

– William P. McCarty, PhD – University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Criminology, Law and Justice

 

What may be surprising to real estate licensees is the level of energy efficiency available …”

 

– Harold Hunt, PhD – Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University

 

 

That box is going to be built better than any [conventional] home, unless it’s built to hurricane standards.”

 

  • Tim Reinhold, PhD, senior vice president of research and chief engineer for the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)

 

 

 

Lakeland, FL (Oct 7, 2016). The praise by numerous independent researchers is impressive. At a time when rents and conventional housing costs are soaring, a national trade publisher is saying, “The solution to the affordable housing crisis is hiding in plain sight.”

 

Bloomberg recently joined those praising our homes, but they suggested we ought to rebrand as tiny houses. Well, you can get small homes from our industry, but we also produce mid-sized-to-larger homes that the working class, the upwardly mobile and frugal millionaires all love,” said L. A. “Tony” Kovach, publisher of MHProNews. “Maybe we should rebrand as eGreenHomes or CUBEs?”

 

The industry-leading professional-and-investor focused trade journal is celebrating its 7th year of publishing.

 

“Too many missed Shakespeare’s meaning when he said that a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet,” Kovach said with a wry smile. “On our public focused MHLivingNews.com sister-site, our banner proclaims – “Showcasing Stronger, Smarter, Safer, Stylish, Shelter Savings” – and the unexaggerated facts prove that’s true.”

 

“Imagine engineered homes, that meet or exceed strict federal safety, energy and performance standards, built to the nation’s only preemptive code for permanent homes,” Kovach explains. “By using the same proven systems that keep costs down on cars, smartphones, clothing or other produced products, you save on labor, time, have about 30% less waste, can buy in bulk and thus save money.”

 

“And the U.S. Census Bureau and Government Accountability Office state our homes are about half the cost of conventional construction,” he adds.

 

What’s the Catch?

 

Largely, what Bill Matchneer – formerly with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – said is the “Jay Leno” style “stereotypical stigma” of homes built in a factory, being improperly referred to as a trailer house.

 

“A manufactured home is not a motor home or a trailer, and although it is often called a “mobile home,” is not that either,” states the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in their report. 

 

The NFPA found that federally-certified manufactured housing is safer than mobile homes, and is as-or-more safe than conventional construction.

 

Night and Day

 

The facts are almost the polar opposite of how much of the public, policy advocates, media and others routinely grasp these engineered, greener-by-design marvels.

 

“Despite evidence that disproved misconceptions … negative stereotypes continued to influence local governments to impose regulatory restrictions on this type of housing,” writes Lisa Tyler, PhD, of Bethel University. 

 

“NIMBY – Not In My Back Yard – is alive and well,” says Kovach, “in part because for too long, industry professionals have just taken the old stereotypes and ribbing on the chin.”

 

“Do we put down the old cell phones that led to today’s smart phones? No. As a society,” the publisher and industry advocate rhetorically asks, “would we accept that same kind of close-minded prejudice towards a racial or ethnic group?”

 

“We also need to engage the media better,” Kovach added. “Reporters and editors want to get the facts and terminology right. In defining journalism, the American Press Institute stresses getting the facts and terminology accurately as part of their ideals and ethical standards. But if factory-built home professionals don’t take the time to explain the differences between the mobile homes of the past and the manufactured homes of the present, how can we expect journalists to get it right?”

 

“The terminology matters, because the terminology defines the construction standard,” says Steve Duke, executive director of the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Association.

 

In the face of disasters or the routine demand for quality affordable homes, “We have almost unlimited capacity,” John Bostick, president of Sunshine Homes, told MHLivingNews.com.

 

But what about those ‘horror stories?’

 

Bloomberg, Realtor, HousingWire and FoxNews are among the media outlets that have recently touted the value and evolution of manufactured homes from the trailer houses of the 1930s to the 1950s, to the mobile homes that haven’t been built in the U.S. for over 40 years.

 

Today’s manufactured homes are hardly mobile.  They require specialized equipment and state licensed professionals, who permanently install the homes, much like conventional housing. 

 

They can be sited and financed as real estate, but they can also be financed “home only” and placed on leased-land.

 

A Peek Behind the Front Lines of Affordable Housing Conflicts

 

Through

  • interviews, commentary and studies by experts, homeowners and professionals,
  • the insights from reports by award-winning consumer-affairs journalist Jan Hollingsworth,
  • and Daily Business News posts by respected writers Joe Dyton and RC Williams,

it’s clear why a number of factory-built housing pros refer to MHProNews and MHLivingNews as “The Voice of Manufactured Housing.”

 

As part of MHProNews 7th anniversary celebration issue, the theme of the trials, tragedies and triumphs of contemporary entry-level and residential-style manufactured homes are examined.

 

The links to three dozen reports and interviews featured on MHProNews this month are in the column Obstacles and Opportunities in Affordable Housing – October 2016, linked here. ##

 

 

(Photo caption – the U.S. Census Bureau says that manufactured housing is about half the cost of conventional on-site construction.  Images – photo collage of modern entry-level and residential-style manufactured homes, built by a variety of regional and national producers – credit, MHLivingNews.com.)

 

MHLivingNews.com and MHProNews.com are the leading trade publications for consumers, manufactured homeowners, MH industry leaders, investors and public policy professionals who want up-to-date lifestyle and business news.

Media Contact:

L. A. “Tony” Kovach

Publisher – MHProNews.com, MHLivingNews.com

Phone: 863-213-4090
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An Important Reminder From The Desheddinator Team

The team at The Desheddinator wishes to remind pet owners that the changing seasons bring many new concerns for pet owners who are constantly striving to provide the very best for their pets. As the current season draws to an end, cooler temperatures and changing activities can cause a variety of pet health and grooming issues.

Skin conditions, which are often brought on by allergies and other environmental factors, are common during the Autumn months. These conditions include itchy hot spots, dry and flaky skin, as well as open sores caused by scratching and biting at irritated areas.
Pet owners also tend to notice dryer, less than lustrous fur and increased hair loss as their pets begin to shed summer hair while making the transition towards warmer winter coats. While this transition is normal, it can be a cause of great distress for pet dogs and cats, as well as added discomfort for owners who suffer from dander allergies.

Parasites, such as fleas and ticks, often become a more noticeable issue during this time of year,as well, because pets and their owners are spending more time involved in outdoor activities during these cooler months. This particular issue presents serious health risk for both pets and owners as these parasites can carry a variety of infectious diseases, including Lyme disease, and should be dealt with immediately as parasites tend to multiply to infestation levels quickly.

The team at The Desheddinator wishes to remind pet owners to develop a thorough regimen of pet grooming and add dietary supplements to their pet’s regular diet to assist with these issues. Regular grooming, with products like The Desheddinator 2 in 1 (a unique deshedding tool for cats, dog and other animals), has been proven to reduce the occurrence of excess hair and dander while distributing the oils needed for proper hair growth. The extra time spent on regular grooming with such a deshedding tool also gives pet owners the opportunity to bond with their companion animals while closely inspecting their pets for parasites and developing skin conditions before they become bigger problems.

The Desheddinator 2 in 1 grooming tool has been ranked third in the top five dog grooming tools by TopDogTips.com, which is a point the team is very proud of. (SOURCE: http://topdogtips.com/top-five-dog-deshedding-tools/ ) This positioning shows just how useful this tool is to the pet owners of the world. While there are so many dog brushes, cat brushes and other pet grooming tools available to choose from, the Desheddinator received the enviable rank of third in the world.

The Desheddinator 2 in 1 tool is available in a variety of sizes, ( small, medium and large), to assist pet owners in getting professional quality grooming results at home, no matter what size pets they choose to share their home with. With this range of available sizes, these tools can be used for grooming companion animals from hamsters to horses and everything in between.

Due to the multiple functions included, a single Desheddinator tool can replace many common single function pet grooming tools, such as combs, brushes, dematting combs and other deshedding tools, with a single tool that is convenient and easy to use while at home or traveling. This feature alone makes the Desheddinator tool line a preferred choice for many pet owners who travel with their companion animals or show their pets at events.

As a special Autumn promotion, the Desheddinator Team has decided to offer the smaller version of the Desheddinator 2 in 1 tool at a deeply discounted price that is only available through Amazon. The small Desheddinator 2 in 1 dog brush is a great replacement for typical brushes and dematting combs for small dogs, cats and other small mammals. Featuring the same rugged construction and professional grooming features of the original Desheddinator 2 in 1 tool, the smaller size deshedding tool is a great way to ensure small animals have a smoother transition into the fall months.

For more information on this and other subjects related to pet care, visit our Amazon product page or The Desheddinator website today.

Vios Nutrition Launches Matrix Total Nutrition Shake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:
Craig Fishel
Upstream Public Relations
336.723.2222
craig@upstreamprgroup.com

 

 

 

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (September 27, 2016) — On Saturday, September 17, Víos Nutrition (Víos), asked the crowd of more than 200 at its Elevation sales conference in Winston-Salem a simple question – does your shake have the Matrix? This question was the culmination of the company’s first two-day sales conference and seminar, and served as the introduction of Matrix, its new, all-natural total nutrition shake.

Víos’s Matrix is a complete, plant-based meal replacement shake with a balance of protein, complex carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty acids, natural vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, branched chain amino acids and high quality fiber. Matrix is whey-free, with no added sugar, salt, synthetic vitamins or minerals, fillers or preservatives. It is also dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO and is verified organic by the USDA.

Simply put, Matrix is unlike anything else on the market today.

“Víos Matrix represents the evolution of the total nutrition shake,” said Joe Land, co-founder of Víos Nutrition. “Simply put, it’s game-changing. Matrix’s combination of all-natural ingredients provide users with everything they need to perform at their best, whether as a pre- or post-workout shake, or day-to-day as a meal replacement. When we introduced this product at Elevation, our Brand Partners in attendance went through the roof, and I can’t wait for them to bring Matrix directly to our customers! It’s the perfect product introduction at the perfect time for our company.”

Matrix’s proprietary blend focuses on four key areas to help fuel the body:

  • Protein: Organic Millet, Organic Quinoa, Organic Pea, Organic Pumpkin Seed
  • Fiber and Carbohydrates: Organic Golden Flax Seed (micro-milled), Organic Apple Pectin, Organic Pysillium Seed, Organic Aloe Leaf
  • Pre- and Probiotics: of Organic Chicory Root Inulin, Lactobacillus Acidophillus, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, and Lactobacillus Bifidus, Organic Pineapple Bromelain enzyme and Organic Papaya enzyme Papain, Alpha and Beta Amylase (carbs), Protease (protein), Lipase (fat), Cellulase (fiber)
  • Adaptagens: Organic Maca powder, Organic Ashwaganda powder, Organic Schizandra powder, Organic Rhodiola rosea powder

This powerful combination of ingredients promotes overall good health in a number of areas. Matrix’s protein blend promotes muscle strengthening and conditioning; it’s fiber and carb blend helps boost stamina energy and endurance; pre- and probiotics promote digestive health and support the body’s immune system; and its revolutionary adaptagen mix helps the body’s resistance to stress, anxiety and fatigue.

Matrix was developed and formulated by nationally renowned nutritionist, author and teacher Dr. Gordon Tessler, PhD, author of The Genesis Diet, and is marketed exclusively by the company’s highly-trained, independent Brand Partners. Through its premium entrepreneurial business system, the company provides its Brand Partners with all of the tools, support, customer care and marketing materials to be successful.

“Most people don’t realize that the majority of protein shakes on the market today are very high in protein, and very low in complex carbohydrates and fat,” said Dr. Tessler. “And believe it or not, too much protein is not good for you! To digest and utilize proteins properly, you need nutritional balance. Matrix is the first shake to accomplish that balance, combining all-natural protein with the carbs, pre- and probiotics, and adaptagens to provide the maximum impact and overall health benefit. It is truly a complete, whole food shake that will supply the nutrition of a meal without the extra calories.”

Matrix is the second product introduced by Víos Nutrition in 2016, a premium whole food, plant-based nutrition supplement company based in Winston-Salem. The company also markets and distributes PHYTE, a whole-food greens product containing powerful cereal grasses and their essential vitamins, minerals and proteins that promotes overall good health. Víos PHYTE’s proprietary green blend is rich in chlorophyll, which is vital for the synthesis and function of healthy oxygen-rich blood, boosting stamina and endurance. This blend of cereal grasses, spirulina, chlorella, and other greens contains essential enzymes and fiber that aid in digestion and help maintain healthy PH balance. 

All Víos supplements contain certified organic ingredients, and are gluten-free and non GMO to deliver to your body the vital nutrients it needs – in convenient, single-serve packets.

Matrix will be available in late 2016 through the company’s Brand Partners across the country. Like Víos PHYTE, it is available in convenient, single-serve packets for people’s on-the-go-lifestyles. For more information about Víos and its products, please visit www.vioslife.com.  

 

About Víos Nutrition  

Víos Nutrition develops whole food, plant-based nutrition supplements designed to give customers more of the natural essentials their bodies need, when they need them. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., Víos Nutrition provides the highest quality products to our customers in convenient, single-serve packets to give them the healthy nutrition they need, when they need it. Marketed and sold exclusively through the company’s independent Brand Partners, Víos Nutrition products contain certified organic ingredients, and are gluten-free and non GMO. For more information, please visit www.vioslife.com.  

 

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