MemoryTag Sponsors Cash Gift Sweepstakes

February 21, 2017

MemoryTag, the greeting card company that breathed new life into the greeting card, wishes to thank its loyal customers and customers-to-be with a chance for you to win $300 in cash and a $100 in-store credit. You can win the bucks. Simply enter the giveaway. “We’ve done a lot of giveaways, but we’re back by popular demand,” said MemoryTag owner Robert Beadles. “We want to build awareness, reward our customers and fans, and give back in gratitude for our success over the past few years. All you have to do to win is answer one simple question, give us your email address and enter to win $400 next month (March 17).” The people at MemoryTag realized the greeting card could be much more than just a piece of cardboard with a meaningless statement on it. Cards could be funny and make us laugh, emotional and make us cry; using video app downloading from your smartphone you could place your own video greeting on a card and make...

ACMSS Helps with Implementation of MACRA’s Quality Payment Program

February 21, 2017

On October 14, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) released the final version of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP), which is intended to streamline the Medicare system and reward physicians for quality patient care. It is assumed that MACRA will eventually also be accepted as a performance and payment-for-performance guideline for some others payers as well. This article explains some of the main points of the QPP. "The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) supports the move toward new payment schemes that we believe can help lead a revolution toward higher-quality and value-based care, and away from our former fee-for-service model, which incentivized higher volume of care and often resulted in increased low-quality and unnecessary care," says ACMSS Executive Director Kristin Hagen. "Since the final QPP was released, we at ACMSS have been studying the nearly 2,400-page...

Paradise Ventures Completes 7-Story Parking Garage on Clearwater Beach

February 21, 2017

Paradise Ventures has completed development of a 700+ space parking garage in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The 7-story structure, which is a joint venture between the City of Clearwater and Paradise Ventures, is for the use of tourists, local visitors and employees alike. The parking garage opened December 30th, 2016. The North Beach Parking Plaza Garage is conveniently located just a few blocks north of the State Road 60 Roundabout in Clearwater Beach. North Beach Parking Plaza has almost 12,000 SF of premier retail space available for lease and is also connected to Pelican Walk Plaza, the largest retail building on Clearwater Beach. The parking garage features state of the art parking equipment, 24-hour staff, 24/7 video surveillance, multiple elevators and well-lit parking. The garage offers hourly, overnight and long-term parking options. North Beach Parking Plaza also has ample highly visible advertising spaces available. A variety of platforms are offered:...

Dr. Iris Mack Helps People Save Money by "Renting" Stocks

February 22, 2017

Dr. Iris Mack is a household name when it comes to helping the average person on Main Street become more financially literate. Her latest book – -  teaches the art of “renting” stocks to help the average tax payer get out of debt and save for retirement. The book is a and has received quite a bit of . Dr. Mack is now working to bring her knowledge and this philosophy to high school and college students to help them prevent falling into the debt pitfalls to which so many of us have become victim. She is in the process of developing a video series, complete with workbooks and financial literacy tools, to help teach this conservative investment strategy in schools across the country. Of course, a task of this magnitude takes extra funding. Dr. Mack has decided to begin a crowdfunding campaign to begin to raise investment capital, and interest in her project. The crowdfunding campaign can be found at . Any questions about the campaign...

HOW DO SOME PEOPLE FIND SUCCESS DESPITE HARDSHIPS?

February 22, 2017

The 2017 Illumination Book Awards honored Gathering Courage: A Life-Changing Journey Through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability, with the Silver, Enduring Light Medals Award, for Christian Thought. The spotlight is shining on this exemplary Christian book, Gathering Courage, with an enduring message because it is a testament to the endurance of the human spirit to survive setbacks and fulfill their own dreams despite all odds.   It answers the question,  “How do some people find success despite hardships?” The author, TA “Terry” McMullin, was abandoned at birth, rejected by her adoptive parents, and then placed in a foster home because she was failing the 5th grade.  Terry’s...

Mike Llerena Releases New EP Absence & The Heart - Out Now

February 21, 2017

Mike Llerena blends massive punk melodies with the emphatic retro arrangements of 50's pop, channeling both the acoustic swoon of Chris Isaak and the alt vibes of Stone Temple Pilots. He is currently based in Gainesville, FL. - a musical bedrock where acts like Tom Petty and Sister Hazel first emerged. Shaped by the local punk scene which spawned such acts as Against Me!, Hot Water Music and Less Than Jake; Mike began contextualizing his influences, mixing classic rock with punk and folk with acts like The Gaslight Anthem and Frank Turner serving as constant reference points in his songwriting. “As a singer-songwriter, I would say my music draws as much from Green Day as it does from Bruce Springsteen,” Llerena asserts. His no-nonsense approach to music began as a teen when he started singing and playing guitar along to his favorite songs. This gave him the confidence to start writing lyrics and eventually picking up other instruments. He...

Emanate Wireless Upgrades PowerPath™ Temp with New AI-based Temperature Sensors

February 21, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio-based , a builder of solutions that continuously monitor the operation and productivity of key clinical assets at healthcare facilities, introduced today two new temperature sensors for its PowerPath™ Temp Solution. Emanate expects commercial shipment of both new temperature sensors to begin in the 2nd quarter, with early orders already being accepted. “These two sensors add value to our current offering by supporting additional types of devices, and by making installation faster which leads to cost savings for our customers,” said Neil Diener, Co-founder & CEO of Emanate Wireless. The first new temperature sensor is an Expanded Range device capable of measuring down to -200 C. This ultra-low temperature sensor allows the PowerPath Temp Solution to be used to monitor cryogenic freezers, and other deep freezers used in Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities. The Expanded Range sensor works with all current and future...

The Ricky Fitts Ascend to “The Great Beyond” with Debut Album

February 21, 2017

Alternative Phoenician band The Ricky Fitts is taking listeners to further heights thanks to their debut album, “The Great Beyond”.  Infusing elements of Indie, Pop and Funk, The Ricky Fitts have created a psychedelic wave on their 13-track LP.  Already gaining the attention and performing with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie and Fitz and the Tantrums, The Ricky Fitts are on their way to becoming one of the most sought after bands from the “Valley of the Sun”. It all began back in 2016 when Matt Brunsvold placed an ad on Craigslist looking for a drummer.  The keyboardist who also served as a sound tech for The Lumineers, Regina Spektor and Daughter returned to Arizona to be closer to his son in addition to focus on producing and recording.  A month and a half later a drummer by the name of Alec Bushman replied to the listing. “Initially we were doing a Twenty One Pilots type thing,” recalls Brunsvold. “I...

Survey reports brighter prospects for old dogs seeking new homes

February 21, 2017

Birdie is one lucky senior dog. Found as a stray, her paws painfully sore from miles of walking, the 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever was taken in by Safe Harbor Lab Rescue outside of Denver, Colorado. There, she was quickly adopted by a family who preferred an older dog. A new survey by The Grey Muzzle Organization--which provides grants to help at-risk senior dogs at Safe Harbor and dozens of other rescue groups and animal shelters around the country--reveals that Birdie is one of thousands of older dogs who are benefitting from a nationwide trend toward more positive perceptions and increased adoption of senior dogs. The results are based on input from 30 Grey Muzzle grant recipients who found homes for nearly 18,000 dogs including almost 3,900 seniors in 2016. Once considered unadoptable, seniors were often the first to be euthanized to make room for younger dogs in overcrowded animal shelters. Today, however, the Grey Muzzle survey shows more people are open...

HELLAS AWARDS FIRST GRANT WITHIN 30 DAYS OF STARTING PROGRAM

February 21, 2017

Hellas Construction awarded it’s first grant for an athletic field to Tenino High School in Tenino, WA, within 30 days of officially starting its new Hellas grant program. The program was started in late January, after parting ways with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, to help in funding sports facilities offering a variety of sports. Hellas President and CEO Reed J. Seaton implemented this grant program to assist a wide variety of non-profit/tax exempt organizations with building various sports, mini-sports fields, or playgrounds in neighborhoods and cities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. “There was a need for a grant program that was not limited to one sport,” said Seaton. “We already install fields and sport surfaces for football, baseball, softball, track, even mini-sport fields and playgrounds,” he said. “It just made sense to open up an avenue for these well-deserved organizations in all different sports to get assistance,”...

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