Uptimize Selects Thought Industries to Drive Online Learning Experience

Uptimize, an eLearning provider of education on the importance of neurodiversity in the workplace, selects Thought Industries to turbocharge their current online learning experience.

Boston, MA, September 21, 2017 –(PR.com)– Thought Industries, one of the fastest growing online learning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies and creator of the world’s first Learning Business Platform™, today announced its partnership with Uptimize, an e-Learning provider focused on neurodiversity inclusion. Uptimize will use the Thought Industries’ platform to provide both individuals and organizations with video-heavy, micro-learning to fulfill their mission of pioneering neurodiversity in the workplace.

The Thought Industries’ platform will enable Uptimize to further develop their current online learning experience by streamlining the delivery of their learning content. In selecting an online learning technology, the organization was looking for a platform that allowed them to author, host, and export content from the same place. It was also important to select a platform with robust client management functionality to allow Uptimize to deliver dedicated learning experiences to each individual organization engaging with their content.

“We were looking for a flexible, modern, online learning delivery technology — and out of all of the off the shelf solutions, Thought Industries was the best,” explains Ed Thompson, Director at Uptimize. “Our challenge was addressing how quickly we could build features, respond to the bugs, and address quality issues in-house — all of which could be ironed out by having the right partner. Selecting a platform we could rely upon was important.”

“Uptimize is doing great work to promote neurodiversity in the workforce via their dynamic, bite-sized video courses,” says Doug Murphy, President of Thought Industries. “Online learning experiences can be delivered in many formats, and we’re excited to have been selected as the foundation of Uptimize’s online learning operation.”

About Uptimize
Uptimize is a learning platform connecting the entire neurodiversity ecosystem. Their mission is to pioneer and facilitate neurodiversity in the workplace through online training. Uptimize creates slick, bite-sized video learning tools both for neurodivergent individuals wishing to get hired and advance their career, and for organizations looking to better include neurodiverse talent.

About Thought Industries
Thought Industries is powering the business of learning with the world’s first Learning Business Platform™. Offering a comprehensive suite of enterprise-level learning delivery and monetization tools, the customizable platform enables businesses and organizations to deliver engaging and fully-branded learning experiences to their business and consumer audiences. From creating online courses to managing an online learning business, the platform hosts a library of powerful, easy-to-use features that enable organizations to get to market quickly and cost-effectively. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Cathy Robertson of T.E. Johnson & Sons, Inc. Elected to the North Carolina Association of Realtors Property Management Division Board of Governors

Cathy Robertson of T.E. Johnson & Sons, Inc. Elected to the North Carolina Association of Realtors Property Management Division Board of Governors

Winston-Salem, NC, September 21, 2017 –(PR.com)– At the recent meeting of the North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR) Property Management Division (PMD), Cathy Robertson, ARM®, Vice President of T.E. Johnson & Sons, Inc. was elected for a 3 year term on the Board of Governors. The PMD serves as the governing body for the NCAR in all matters relating to property management.

“I am humbled by the trust our members have placed in me by electing me to the PMD Board of Governors. The core values of T.E. Johnson & Sons, Ethics, Industry Involvement, Community Involvement, Education and Technology, are what I will bring to the table during my time on the Board of Governors,” stated Cathy.

Ms. Robertson serves the industry locally on the Winston Salem Regional Association of Realtors Realtor Party and Grievance Committees. She is also an active member of the Institute of Real Estate management (IREM) serving locally on the Executive Committee and nationally on Governing Council. In addition to all her professional associations Cathy proudly serves on the board of directors for the Davidson Prison Ministry.

About T.E. Johnson & Sons Inc.: Since 1928, family-owned T.E. Johnson & Sons has provided professional residential property management in Winston-Salem and surrounding locations. With our ties to the area dating back to the 1700s, we have been able to build on a strong sense of tradition and community in shaping our property management philosophy.

T. E. Johnson & Sons, Inc. manages a diverse portfolio of single family and multifamily rental units. Our knowledge and experience in residential property allows us to stay on the leading edge of changes in law and regulations that may affect you as an investor/owner. Our reputation is unrivaled and we have made it our top priority to provide clients and customers alike with the highest level of professionalism, knowledge, and support.

About the NC Association of REALTORS®: NC REALTORS® is a non-profit trade association founded in 1921 and incorporated on Sept. 14, 1935. From an initial membership of 135, NC REALTORS® today has a membership of 39,000 real estate professionals representing 48 local associations statewide. NC REALTORS® is one of the largest and most influential state associations in North Carolina.

For our purposes, the state is divided into 10 regions to assist in the operation of the association. Each region has an elected vice president that is responsible for coordinating activities in his or her area on behalf of the association.

NC REALTORS® is dedicated to providing the opportunities and resources that aid our members. Our mission statement is succinct: “To promote the success of our members and enhance the Quality of Life in North Carolina.” We further pledge to: preserve and promote the right to own, transfer and use real property; maintain a leadership role in the legislative, political and regulatory process; promote and maintain the highest ethical standards; develop and provide the best education, products and services; promote housing affordability.

NC REALTORS® is headquartered in Greensboro near Grandover Resort.

Art of Cool Fest Comes To Charlotte with an All-Star Line Up

Art of Cool Fest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C.Sept. 20, 2017PRLog — On October 6 & 7, 2017, The Art of Cool Festival Charlotte will commence in Charlotte, NC attracting music lovers to various local music venues such as Morehead Tavern, The Blind Pig, Heist Brewery, The Evening Muse and Neighborhood Theatre. After having great success in Durham, NC for 4+ years, and emerging as the premiere festival in the Spring in Durham, has attracted over 10,000 attendees. Due to popular demand, Art of Cool Festwill come to Charlotte, in partnership with Sol Kitchen to launch a weekend of jazz forward and alternative soul performances.

The Charlotte festival lineup will be headlined by Grammy Award Winning Group, Robert Glasper Experiment (Saturday) and North Carolina’s own Rapper Big Pooh (Friday). On Friday night at Morehead, the additional talent that will be featured are Harvey Cummings and Friends and The Queen’s Guard. Saturday’s schedule includes the following: The Evening Muse, featuring Al Strong Quartet, Chantae Cann, Zoocru & DJ Mic Check; Heist Brewery will feature a very popular party called Su Casa which features a performance by Blame The umn Youth with DJ’s Justice and Steel Wheel; The Blind Pig will feature a popular Durham party called The Hang with DJ’s Fannie Mae & That Guy Smitty & the finale will be held at Neighborhood Theatre and feature Dynamo, Kenneth Whalum & Robert Glasper Experiment.

When asked about her excitement of bringing the popular festival to Charlotte, Co-Founder Cicely Mitchell states “We are extremely excited to expand our reach in North Carolina. Many festival attendees are from the Charlotte area and so it is only fitting to launch a weekend of performances in this new market” and Michael Kitchen, of The Sol Kitchen shares “I am very excited to be working with AOCFEST and being that I am always looking for something different to bring to Charlotte, I believe this will fill that void.”

For more information on the Art of Cool Festival Charlotte, including times of the various shows, tickets and packages, please visit www.aocfestcharlotte.eventbrite.com. To purchase tickets for  Robert Glasper Experiment, please purchase via www.neighborhooftheatre.com and for performances at The Evening Muse, please purchase via www.eveningmuse.com. In addition, there will also be an opportunity to purchase tickets the day of as well.

If you’re a media outlet and interested in covering the Art of Cool Fest Charlotte, please send your inquiry to Candice@CandiceNicolePR.com.

2017 Continental Gin Building Fall Open Studios

Dallas, TX, September 21, 2017 –(PR.com)– ​The 2017 Fall Open Studios at the historical Continental Gin Building will showcase a diverse range of art from 50+ local artists across 61,000 sq.ft. of space on three floors. Only available to the public twice a year during the spring and fall, Continental Gin Building Studios, located at 3309 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75226 in the historic Deep Ellum neighborhood, will open its doors Friday, October 20th, 6-10pm and Saturday, October 21st, 2-8pm.

“Fall Open Studios is a great opportunity to experience and explore our historic building built in 1888. It’s interesting to be able to see the inside of 34 working artist studios on three floors. Every year it gets more popular,” said Julie Brown, resident artist.

Continental Gin Building Studios prides itself in providing Dallas with innovative artwork from a wide range of contributing artists who represent the creative power in our city. 2017 Fall Open Studios allows for these local artists to share their works with the Dallas community, featuring the creative talent of North Texas.

“Our event is a unique opportunity for Art Patrons, Art Appreciators, and anyone else inspired by creativity to explore our building, and to view and purchase artwork from some of Dallas’s both established and up and coming artists in one weekend,“ said Rob Aikey, resident artist.

The Fall 2017 Open Studios will feature 50 Artists and a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Benefiting CerfPlus which provides assistance to artists.

About Continental Gin Building

The Continental Gin Building was built in 1888 by Robert S. Munger to be a series of warehouses along Elm Street and Trunk Avenue used in the manufacturing of Cotton Gins which were distributed across the nation. At one point during the height of cotton manufacturing 1/6th of the world’s cotton was produced within a 150 mile radius of the building.

After the Continental Gin Company closed in 1962, it became an elevator manufacturing company in 1963. In 1982, the building was converted into the artist community it is known for today. Artists in the building are very diverse in mediums ranging from visual art, apparel design, graphic design, photography, interior design, sculpture, film, glasswork, and more.

For over 30 years, the Continental Gin Building has housed professional studio spaces for local Dallas artists in the Deep Ellum neighborhood. Covering 61,000 sq. ft. of space on 3 floors, the studios are open to the public each spring and fall.

More information at www.continentalginbuilding.com

Minoo H. Hollis, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon, Joins OrthoAtlanta Stockbridge

Dr. Minoo Hollis Provides Expertise in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Orthopedic Trauma to Patients in Henry, Clayton and Spaulding Counties

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updated: Sep 21, 2017 10:00 EDT

​​OrthoAtlanta is pleased to welcome Minoo H. Hollis, M.D., to its orthopedic and sports medicine practice in Stockbridge, Georgia, bringing expertise in foot and ankle surgery and orthopedic trauma patients in Henry, Clayton and Spaulding counties. Dr. Hollis’ practice includes general orthopedics and orthopedic foot and ankle care. Nerve-related problems, including nerve pain, nerve entrapment and compressive neuropathy are among Dr. Hollis’ special interests. She treats traumatic and sports injuries, including acute fractures, as well as degenerative conditions. She is experienced in treating work-related injuries.

 “My practice is focused on the treatment of the foot and ankle,” stated Dr. Hollis. “I am particularly interested in treating neuropathy and nerve compression or entrapment. These conditions are oftentimes associated with diabetes, but also with disorders in other parts of the body. I utilize both minimally invasive arthroscopy and open techniques to correct deformities with the goal of returning normal function to the limb.” 

“Fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Hollis ran her own orthopedic practice in Navarre, Florida, for many years,” stated Dr. Michael Behr, OrthoAtlanta Medical Director. “Dr. Hollis recently expanded her expertise with fellowship training in orthopedic trauma from the renowned BG Unfallklinik in Tübingen, Germany, one of the largest and most advanced, state-of the-art trauma centers in Germany.” 

My practice is focused on the treatment of the foot and ankle, with particular interest in treating neuropathy and nerve compression.

Minoo H. Hollis, M.D.,
OrthoAtlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Hollis received her foot and ankle surgery fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. She also holds a fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma from BG Unfallklinik in Tübingen, Germany. Dr. Hollis completed her Orthopedic Surgery Internship and Residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Hollis received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada and she also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada in Reno. Professional memberships for Dr. Hollis include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Hospital affiliations for Dr. Hollis will include Piedmont Henry Hospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Newnan Hospital.

Relocating to the Atlanta area, Dr. Hollis enjoys spending time with her family, and pursuing many outdoor activities including running, water skiing, cycling, and hiking. Dr. Hollis enjoys the arts, cultural interactions and travel. She has participated on medical missions in countries including Honduras, Belgium, Germany and Vietnam. Dr. Hollis has been involved in disaster relief efforts, and most recently completed an assignment with a federal disaster medical team serving victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. Dr. Hollis is fluent in Farsi and welcomes Farsi-speaking patients.  

Appointments with Dr. Minoo Hollis may be requested at the OrthoAtlanta Stockbridge office, 770-506-4350 or online at OrthoAtlanta.com via the patient portal.  

About OrthoAtlanta
OrthoAtlanta is the second-largest orthopedic and sports medicine practice in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. With 39 physicians serving in 13 offices, the physician-owned practice provides the highest level of patient care for injury or deformity of muscles, joints, bones and spine. OrthoAtlanta offers convenient accessibility to a full range of musculoskeletal surgeons, specialists and patient services including on-site physical therapy, pain management care, seven MRI imaging centers and workers’ compensation coordination. OrthoAtlanta Surgery Centers in Austell and Fayetteville provide cost-effective, same-day surgical procedures in an accredited outpatient center. Comprehensive operative and non-operative musculoskeletal care and expertise includes sport medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, neck and spine surgery, hand and wrist surgery, elbow and shoulder surgery, foot and ankle surgery, pain management, arthritis treatment, general orthopaedics, work related injuries and acute orthopaedic urgent care. Learn more at www.OrthoAtlanta.com.

For additional information, please contact Pat Prosser, Public Relations Manager, OrthoAtlanta, at 678-996-7254, or pprosser@orthoatlanta.com.

Source: OrthoAtlanta

The Parking Spot Introduces Tiered Benefits to Its Spot Club® Program

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updated: Sep 21, 2017 12:50 EDT

The Parking Spot, the nation’s largest owner and operator of near-airport parking properties, has announced a new tiered structure for its Spot Club rewards program. Spot Club members can now earn the ability to unlock even more savings, receive priority customer support, redeem points for travel perks such as car washes and transfer points for airline miles.

The Spot Club, which crossed the million-member mark in 2016, allows loyal guests of The Parking Spot to earn points toward free parking. The enhanced loyalty program now introduces three premium tiers: Silver, Gold and Platinum, enabling The Parking Spot to offer more benefits to its most loyal members.

All members of the Spot Club will continue to be able to redeem their Spot Club points for free parking. Silver, Gold and Platinum level members will now be awarded a free day of parking each year as of their Spot Club anniversary date and will receive additional discounts on car care that increase with each higher program tier. Gold level members will receive priority online support and will be able to redeem points for car care services. Platinum level members will receive Gold level benefits plus premium online support and the ability to transfer Spot Club points for miles with several major airline partners.

“The new tiered structure of the Spot Club is truly an upgrade. Members in the Silver, Gold and Platinum tiers will receive additional benefits, and all other members will receive the same benefits as before,” said Kevin Shrier, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Parking Spot. “This is superior to the changes often implemented by other travel-related loyalty programs, which revise but devalue rewards. The enhanced rewards for the premium tiers of the Spot Club now allow us to thank our most valued guests.”

From coast to coast, more travelers are discovering the convenience and benefits of the largest near-airport parking loyalty program in the country. As The Parking Spot continues to expand in 2018, travelers in Charlotte, North Carolina, and other locations under development will soon discover the benefits of the Spot Club

About The Parking Spot
As the nation’s largest near-airport parking company, with 38 convenient locations at 21 major U.S. airports, The Parking Spot makes airport travel simple and seamless. Our friendly and courteous team members, outstanding value, unmatched customer service commitment and industry-leading Spot Club loyalty program combine to ensure that The Parking Spot is the best part of our guests’ travel experience. For more information, please visit www.theParkingSpot.com or follow The Parking Spot on Twitter @theparkingspot and Facebook.

Media Contact
Tara Parsell
Geben Communication
tara@gebencommunication.com

Source: The Parking Spot

SHE DID IT! Grandma With Diabetes for 40 Years Bicycles Across America

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updated: Sep 21, 2017 11:00 CDT

At 17 years old, Tracy Herbert was told she would be dead in 20 years, die with horrible complications, and never be able to have children. Now, 40 years later Tracy has no complications, healthy kids, and just rode her bicycle across the United States. She left the Golden Gate Bridge June 13th on her epic 3,527-mile bicycle trek and completed her ride at the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on September 13th.

The bicycle ride across America started off as a way to “celebrate” living 40 years with Type 1 diabetes but quickly evolved to encourage and inspire others with diabetes that they can also live a long healthy life. Now her focus is on continuing to provide hope for children, along with providing life-saving technology that so many children desperately need and aren’t able to receive. Many parents are finding their health insurance won’t cover the needs of their children, or the out-of-pocket expense is too high. 

Tracy told the kids she met along the ride, “If this old lady who has had Type 1 diabetes for almost 40 years can ride her bicycle across the country, what is stopping you from reaching your dreams?!”  So now what? She is continuing her goal of reducing the epidemic rise of diabetes in the United States and is setting up a foundation to help raise funds for children with Type 1 diabetes.

Tracy Herbert is a bestselling author, has been featured numerous times on TV, and recently spoke at Harvard about living successfully with diabetes. In May of 2016, she wrote “Diabetes Tragedy to Triumph” which chronicles the life plan and success over her 40-year journey of living with Type 1 diabetes. Tracy is available for interviews with TV, radio, newspapers, and other media outlets.  To contact Tracy, please visit www.diabetesride.com or contact Tracy directly 817-915-6311.

Watch videos from her ride here: https://www.tracyherbert.com/

Media Contact:

Tracy Herbert
817-915-6311
www.DiabetesRide.com
 

Source: Tracy Herbert

SHE DID IT! Grandma With Diabetes for 40 Years Bicycles Across America

Press Release



updated: Sep 21, 2017 11:00 CDT

At 17 years old, Tracy Herbert was told she would be dead in 20 years, die with horrible complications, and never be able to have children. Now, 40 years later Tracy has no complications, healthy kids, and just rode her bicycle across the United States. She left the Golden Gate Bridge June 13th on her epic 3,527-mile bicycle trek and completed her ride at the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on September 13th.

The bicycle ride across America started off as a way to “celebrate” living 40 years with Type 1 diabetes but quickly evolved to encourage and inspire others with diabetes that they can also live a long healthy life. Now her focus is on continuing to provide hope for children, along with providing life-saving technology that so many children desperately need and aren’t able to receive. Many parents are finding their health insurance won’t cover the needs of their children, or the out-of-pocket expense is too high. 

Tracy told the kids she met along the ride, “If this old lady who has had Type 1 diabetes for almost 40 years can ride her bicycle across the country, what is stopping you from reaching your dreams?!”  So now what? She is continuing her goal of reducing the epidemic rise of diabetes in the United States and is setting up a foundation to help raise funds for children with Type 1 diabetes.

Tracy Herbert is a bestselling author, has been featured numerous times on TV, and recently spoke at Harvard about living successfully with diabetes. In May of 2016, she wrote “Diabetes Tragedy to Triumph” which chronicles the life plan and success over her 40-year journey of living with Type 1 diabetes. Tracy is available for interviews with TV, radio, newspapers, and other media outlets.  To contact Tracy, please visit www.diabetesride.com or contact Tracy directly 817-915-6311.

Watch videos from her ride here: https://www.tracyherbert.com/

Media Contact:

Tracy Herbert
817-915-6311
www.DiabetesRide.com
 

Source: Tracy Herbert