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Vivier Chief Executive, Luigi Wewege Announces New Book: The Digital Banking Revolution

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND and COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA and MADRID, SPAIN, 2016-Dec-21 — /EPR Network/ — Luigi Wewege’s latest book, The Digital Banking Revolution, shares his inside perspective on how financial technology companies are rapidly transforming the traditional retail banking industry through disruptive innovation.

In The Digital Banking Revolution, Wewege provides a look at how over the past decade financial service innovations have contributed to a completely new way in which customers are able to bank, threatening the status quo of traditional retail banks, and redefining a banking model which has been in place for generations.

Luigi’s book presents the ways these new technological advancements have facilitated the rapid emergence of digital banking firms and FinTech companies, leading to established banks being forced to swiftly increase their pace of digital adoption to stay relevant, and stop mass client attrition to these agile financial start-ups.

“These threats come at an inopportune time for banks due to mature markets currently experiencing stagnant growth. This coupled with decreasing profit margins due to the competitive pricing of new entrants, and financial customer loyalty becoming ever increasingly more tenuous,” said Wewege.

Supported by numerous illustrations, the book spans a diverse range of topics from big data analytics and mobile payments to the evolving behaviors of financial consumers. The Digital Banking Revolution concludes with Luigi providing his predictions in the book’s final chapter, which is titled The Future of Banking. In this chapter, he outlines how he believes financial services are likely to evolve, and be conducted going forward.

The book is currently available for purchase online at Amazon.com in Kindle and paperback versions, as well as being offered via a number of other major online booksellers. To learn more about the author – Luigi Wewege and his new book, The Digital Banking Revolution, please visit: www.digitalbankingrevolution.com.

ABOUT LUIGI WEWEGE
Luigi is the President and CEO of Vivier Group, a multinational financial group of companies, providing its services worldwide through representation in jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and South America. Outside of Vivier he serves as the Non-executive Chairman of Nikau Global an international trade and development firm, as Partner/Director of Palmetto Global Ventures a bespoke financial management consultancy firm, and is an invited member of Boston, Massachusetts based non-profit the Young Entrepreneur Council. For more information, about Luigi please visit: http://www.luigiwewege.com or alternatively reach him via Twitter @luigiwewege.

 

Media contact:
Brandon Hopkins
Email: info@digitalbankingrevolution.com
Phone: 803-404-4851
Web: www.digitalbankingrevolution.com

Baton Rouge Based Roof Crafters Launches New CRM Software For Clients

CRM Product Launch from Roof Crafters

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2016-Oct-12 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Chuck Magee, construction professional and owner of Louisiana-based roofing company Roof Crafters, is proud to offer Louisiana clients more access and insight into the progress of their roofing projects.

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As the most technically advanced roofing contractor anywhere, Chuck Magee and Roof Crafters have taken full advantage of cloud technology and developed their own proprietary cloud-based software system. This intuitive, easy-to-use system is only available in Louisiana to Roof Crafters clients.

Utilizing SSA Store Share Access, Roof Crafter clients will be able to track and keep up with all aspects of their roofing and roof related jobs, including warranty information, shingle type, shingle color and when the roof was installed. Pictures at various stages of the project are also provided.

Keeping this information properly stored and easily accessible is also vitally important for many clients that are having roof repairs performed due to damage from weather or other accidents. The portal makes it easy for clients to retrieve information for insurance purposes, or even if they wish to sell their house a number of years later and want to provide the buyers with the correct information about the roofing materials.

Working in construction for over two decades, Chuck Magee realized that a client-access system such as the one developed by Roof Crafters was sorely needed in the industry. Being able to access information at their leisure helps clients feel better about their projects and provides them with a more comprehensive, detailed record.

As a trusted expert in the industry, it was especially important to Chuck that his clients could get as much assistance and information as they needed when they needed it. He states that he is “especially excited to launch this new software for Roof Crafters clients to stay up to date on their roofing projects.”

Chuck knows that every roofing job is different, and having completed a re-roofing of his own home, he has firsthand experience of the challenges and inconveniences these projects can cause for his clients. This makes him a much more understanding and sympathetic consultant for those in the middle of a difficult roofing project, and it is why he thinks that the CRM product developed by Roof Crafters will be such a benefit to the residents of Louisiana.
Press contact:

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Roof Crafters LLC,
Chuck Magee,
4520 Sherwood Forrest Blvd Baton Rouge, LA
70816 225-667-1189, 888-846-1558,
https://theroofcrafters.com

Roof Crafters Gives Away New Roof

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2016-Jun-22 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — After Roof Crafters gives away new roof, Mid-city homeowner Yolanda White was delighted to hear her leaking roof would get fixed when a team of volunteers from Tulsa, Ok. came to town. Then the news got better.

After Roof Crafters gives away new roof, Mid-city homeowner Yolanda White was delighted to hear her leaking roof would get fixed when a team of volunteers from Tulsa, Ok. came to town. Then the news got better.

The project at White’s house changed when Vaughn, an Owens-Corning Platinum Contractor, contacted Magee, another Platinum Preferred installer with Owens Corning, to see if Magee had a “backup crew” available in case inclement weather or other difficulties forced the Tulsa team to return home before the project was complete. Being community minded Roof Crafters gives away new roof by providing all the labor to install the roofing system.

“[Magee] said, ‘Hey, I’ve got a crew that will do the whole thing,’” Vaughn said. Materials were donated by ABC Supply, a nationwide supplier.

White’s one-story home was elevated after the storm, but the roof was not replaced at the time. White has lived in the 50-year old house for 15 years.

Team coordinator Dr. Amy Emerson said the team wanted to help White because she gives so much to others.

“She is an incredible lady who uses her vacation time each year to cook two hot meals for children in the Hollygrove neighborhood, who attend a week-long summer camp,” Emerson said. “It’s fun to see all kinds of people come together to do this project.”

Other activities held in conjunction with the team’s visit included a “Pete the Cat” literacy event, based on the popular children’s series books by Eric Litwin. Free books were provided for children that attended. The churches are co-led by ministers Charles Marsalis and Kirk Garrison.

While the long-standing partnership with the Oklahoma team has made them “family,” White said the focus of the week was on the children and not the adults workers. “Even though it’s just for a few days, the children are getting something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.”

Marilyn Stewart writes about people and events of the faith community in Orleans Parish. Send information three weeks in advance to marilynstewart.nola@gmail.com.

Contact-Details:

Roof Crafters LLC,
Chuck Magee,
18021 N. Service Road I12 Hammond, LA
70403 225-667-1189,
http://theroofcrafters.com,
888-846-1558
chuck@theroofcrafters.com

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DIRECT CONNECT CONTINUES TO ACQUIRE SALES OFFICES WITH PURCHASE OF FLORIDA ISO

CHANTILLY, VA, March 15, 2016 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Direct Connect today announced that it has acquired another payment processing sales portfolio, Merchant Processing Solutions (MPS) in Fort Lauderdale, FLA.

This transaction is part of Direct Connect’s commitment to growth through acquisition and is the company’s sixth acquisition since being recapitalized by The Beekman Group in 2015.

MPS provides merchant services to more than 500 restaurants and retail businesses across the United States, with more than $100 million in annual processing volume.

Owned jointly by Yamilet Strauss, Claudia Mosley and Diana Lizarazo, the independent sales organization (ISO) is a perfect fit for the Direct Connect business model: it is an active retail ISO acquiring merchants on the First Data platform, but it needed the financial and technological infrastructure and support to compete in today’s rapidly-changing payments infrastructure.

“MPS has grown successfully because of their people, and their top-down commitment to providing service and support to customers,” said Matt Clyne, Direct Connect’s CEO. “Direct Connect adds financial strength and stability, state-of-the-art technology and highly experienced human resources to the mix, making for an unbeatable combination and assured growth for MPS.”

Clyne said Direct Connect purchased five companies in 2015 and has already laid the groundwork for three more acquisitions in the first half of 2016. Direct Connect continues to actively seek out sales offices with low attrition and a commitment to the highest levels of service and support.

ISOs interested in investment capital or acquisitions opportunities are invited to visit www.directconnectps.com or contact the company at 800.747.6273.

“We intend to be a very active buyer in the marketplace,” Clyne said.

About Direct Connect
Based in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia, Direct Connect provides innovative technology and payment processing services to businesses across the United States and Canada, including retail, restaurant, government contractors and service industries. Through a robust partner program, Direct Connect works with financial institutions, non-profit organizations, associations and software developers to incorporate payment solutions and enhance customer service. With a 20+-year history and more than 25,000 merchants in its portfolio, Direct Connect was recapitalized in 2015 by The Beekman Group, a New York City-based private equity firm positioning us well to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry.

Contact-Details:
Nancy Drexler, Acquired Marketing
ndrexler@acquiredmarketing.com
917-743-5258

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Bmark Energy Announces California Direct Access (DA) Program is Poised to Expand in PG&E, SCE and SDG&E

  • California’s Direct Access (DA) Program is Poised to Expand in PG&E, SCE and SDG&E
  • Many Commercial & Industrial DA Companies Currently Save 10-25%

Pismo Beach, CA, June 02, 2015 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — On April 21, 2015, California Senate Bill SB286 passed a Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee (11-0) and indicates the legislature’s desire to support both individual choice (increase the DA CAP) and renewable energy.

This is Great News – and is Electricity Deregulation in Action

Many companies currently participating in the DA program appreciate substantial savings between 10-25% on their generation costs over fully-bundled utility rates, which is why the DA program is so popular and in high demand.

Going forward, we expect the bill to be amended to either phase in the CAP increases or impose some alternative type of participation CAP, and include a renewable energy purchase obligation for new participants.

The Committee Chairman supports the bill and would like to see the bill amended to increase the CAP by 8,000 GWh and would also like to see any new participants be taken from the utility wait list.

** This “Wait List” and Timing are Extremely Important **

To be considered for participation into the DA program, a Six-Month Notice to Transfer to Direct Access needs to be submitted by a company to their utility. With these notices, each utility creates their “Wait List” for any future DA openings that may occur under the CAP for the following year.

“It is extremely important that companies realize that the utility Wait Lists for 2016 are being formed NOW,” says Robert Kramb, president of Bmark Energy, “and the deadline is June 12 for any 2016 DA openings.”

Six-Month Notice to Transfer to Direct Access forms are sent to the utility June 8, 2015 – June 12, 2015. If you miss the June 12, 2015 deadline, any DA opportunity for 2016 is eliminated.

Next Steps to Take:

1- Contact us at Bmark Energy at: 805-773-3762 Ext. 3
2- Email your electric utility invoice to: robertk@bmarkenergy.com
3- We will complete the form and return it to you for your signature.
4- We will then submit the form during the utility enrollment period.

Here are links to additional information on Direct Access, regarding FAQs, as well as savings charts and graphs.

Expand DA – Get on the Wait List
DA Info – Savings chart and graph

Industries that Benefit from Direct Access

Aerospace Biotech Financial Government Pharmaceuticals
Agriculture Chemicals Healthcare Education Chain Operations
Automotive Defense Industrial Steel/Metal Food Preparation

Bmark Energy follows the political-regulatory energy changes in California and understands the DA process. We have been alerting California companies to utility-regulatory changes and assisting them in obtaining lower energy costs for over 22 years for both natural gas and electricity. There are two ways to reach us for more information.

BmarkEnergy (http://www.Bmarkenergy.com)
CAdirectaccess (http://www.bmarkenergy.com/California-energy)

Direct Access (DA) is an option that allows eligible companies the ability to purchase their electricity directly from competitive electric service providers (ESPs). PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E continue to transport and deliver electricity and their utility services for all companies in this utility DA program.

Robert Kramb
Bmark Energy, Inc.
791 Price St. #177, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Tel. 805-773-3762 Ext. 3 – Fax 805-456-2088 Email robertk@bmarkenergy.com
BmarkEnergy (http://www.Bmarkenergy.com)

Free doctor visit to celebrate Tampa Bay’s newest Centra Care location

Centra Care Urgent Care Opens in Carrollwood

Tampa, FL, February 12, 2015 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — To celebrate the Grand Opening of their newest urgent care medical center, Florida Hospital Centra Care is offering 100 FREE urgent care health passes to families in Tampa Bay.* Residents have a chance to collect an urgent care health pass between Tuesday, February 17th and Friday, February 27th at either of the following Centra Care locations: (while supplies last)

Carrollwood Centra Care
4001 W. Linebaugh Ave.
(Near Gunn Hwy )

South Tampa Centra Care
301 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
(Just north of Kennedy Blvd. )

Pass holders can redeem their health coupons for most Centra Care services, from the unexpected urgent care visit to wellness exams such as school or sports physicals.

Florida Hospital Centra Care has been serving Florida patients for over 35 years. The all-new Carrollwood location is Centra Care’s fourth in the Tampa Bay area and its 26th location throughout the state. The brand new center will provide Carrollwood-area residents with fast and convenient care for urgent, nonemergency medical needs. Centra Care’s team of board certified, adult and pediatric-trained doctors will be available to families seven days a week – weekdays from 8AM–8PM and weekends from 8AM–5PM.

Because time is valuable, Centra Care offers an online, No Wait Reservations system to schedule to see a doctor when it’s convenient for patients. But, because Centra Care understands injuries and illnesses can happen at the most unexpected moments, walk-ins are always welcome.

*Each health pass is good for one free urgent care visit per household and will be available while supplies last. Free services do not include X-Rays, Labs or medications. Passes valid through 09/01/15.

Visit centracare.org for information and directions

MEDIA CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: 407-833-9201

Payless Plumbing Blog offers Free Plumbing Consulting Services to Home-owners

Buffalo, NY, July 31, 2014 – Start growing a business using new win, win estimating service! Large companies can afford high-end overhead costs. This plumbing estimating service affords small businesses and small contractors in reducing overhead costs by 100%, and also helping to increase profits.

New advancements in Payless Plumbing Blog and with “on-screen-computers” input of pipe and assemblies in the plumbing program, creates more winners helping small businesses and small contractors, win more plumbing jobs.

This newest plumbing program will produce an excellent needed estimate within hours saving you 100% in overhead costs. Start paying only 1/2 (half) the cost for any competitive plumbing estimate, and start saving profits.

Do a complete detailed plumbing take-off in less than a day or as soon as possible! Then send by e-mail addressed to sasahivi2u@yahoo.com the material take-off sheet(s) and get the new completed “detailed estimate costs” the same day, all within 24 hours.
Owners start saving with using this new win, win estimating service.

Knowledge of plumbing estimates gives more options in saving costs, when facing plumbing problems and plumbing emergencies. Free Plumbing Consulting Services, are a must to help home-owners and workers in this tough economy.

Using this new plumbing service increases opportunities of acquiring savings and dependable services that fit the house budget.

Additionally this web-blog includes listing of new plumbing books, and new books regarding President Barack Obama and Kenya, Authored by the Master-Plumber.

Guarantee: No copies of an estimate or takeoff sheet(s) will be furnished to anyone and all business transactions are confidential.

 

Contact Details: 18 Stanton Street, Buffalo, NY 14206
Phone: 716-842-1919, No fax number
E-mail: sasahivi2u@yahoo.com
Website: http://paylessplumbingblog.com

El Portobello Film Festival regresa con el mejor cine independiente

El Portobello Film Festival es uno de los eventos más señalados del calendario de cine británico. Tras dieciocho años dando a conocer nuevos cineastas, el festival regresa en el 2013 para explorar el tema de ‘Rock and Roll Cinema and Art’.

La edición de este año albergará el estreno mundial del ‘biopic’ situacionista de Phil Strongman “Anarchist”, dedicada a la vida de Malcom McLaren, además de una exhibición en el Louise T. Blouin Institute y 17 días de proyecciones en los Westbourne Studios y el Portobello Pop Up Cinema en el Westway. Como viene siendo habitual, el festival cuenta con una extensa serie de eventos y curiosidades cinéfilas que promete hacer las delicias de los aficionados al cine ‘indie’.

Como novedad, la edición de este año presentará un cine en Acklam Road, en la unión de Westway con Portobello Road. Este Pop Up Cinema proyectará películas sin parar desde las 6 de la tarde cada día excepto los lunes.

Desde la gran apertura el jueves 29 de agosto hasta el 15 de septiembre, el programa del Pop Up Cinema contará con un gran número de películas independientes, además de un tributo a Hitchock que tendrá lugar el 31 de agosto y dos noches dedicadas al cine de humor, las del 7 y 8 de septiembre. Con entrada gratuita cada noche, bar y cafetería y puestos de comida, el Pop Up Cinema constituye una visita obligada para cinéfilos de estos y otros lares durante septiembre.

Con tanto que explorar en el Portobello Film Festival, lo ideal es alojarse lo más cerca posible de la acción. Con esto en mente, LondonTown.com, en colaboración con una serie de hoteles Londres, ofrece en su portal una serie de descuentos en alojamiento durante el festival.

Entre los hoteles cercanos al festival se encuentran el Pembridge Palace Hotel, de tres estrellas y a tan solo 14 minutos de Portobello Road, con tarifas reducidas hasta un 41% en habitaciones dobles, y el Shaftsbury Premier London Notting Hill, con un 86% de descuento reservando a través de LondonTown.com.

London Hotels Offer Discounts for Notting Hill Carnival

The Notting Hill Carnival has been injecting noise and colour into London’s West End since 1966, when it was established by the Caribbean community. It is now Europe ‘s biggest street party, featuring floats, costumed dancers, calypso and soca musicians, and in excess of a million revellers of all ages. To coincide with the August Bank Holiday event, booking website LondonTown.com has announced discounted rates on a number of London hotels in the area.

The Carnival Bands start at around 9am on Sunday 25th August and at the same time on Monday 26th. The Sunday is officially designated Children’s Day, and Monday is for Adults. Dozens of Djs will entertain the crowds across Static Sound Systems 40 rigs. The usual mix of latin jazz, reggae, garage, hip hop and samba will dominate the decks. Highlights include Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues stage, which emits sounds heavy on the jazz-reggae.

Visitors are advised to use public transport as most of the local roads are closed to vehicles. Some underground stations may be temporarily closed if they become overcrowded, so revellers should check their planned route before departing.

Probably the egalitarian highlight of the London summer, the Notting Hill Carnival is free of charge for everyone, but partiers coming from outside the capital might be able to make use of LondonTown.com, which has recently announced discounts on a number of London hotels close to the action.

Among the London hotels participating in the offer, the Abbey Court Notting Hill has cut 27% off the standard room rate for double and twin rooms. The discount brings the cost of a night’s stay down to £128. The Abbey Court is located on Pembridge Gardens, less than ten minutes’ walk from the heart of the Carnival.

On the same street, 10 Pembridge Gardens by Mondo is a collection of studio apartments available for nightly rental. During the Carnival, they are offering studio rooms at a 20% discount, bringing the cost of a night’s stay down to just £110.

Both deals are available exclusively when booking via LondonTown.com. Contact the website for more discounted London hotels, and for more information on this year’s Notting Hill Carnival.

-ENDS-

Reliable Houston Plumber, Mammoth Plumbing Announces Service Coverage in Sugar Land TX

Mammoth Plumbing is a professional plumbing company in Houston TX that is expanding its services to Sugar Land area. Residents on Sugar Land deserve a reliable, trustworthy, and proven plumber. Mammoth Plumbing Company has more than 25 years of experience in the plumbing industry and truly cares about its clients by focusing first on customer service and satisfaction then top quality workmanship. The company was founded on the highest standards of the plumbing industry and customers can have confidence that they are making the right choice when hiring Mammoth to take care of their plumbing needs.

“We are excited about providing continuing exceptional service to all of the Sugar Land area,” said Jon Nevarez, Owner of Mammoth Plumbing. ” At Mammoth Plumbing, we strive to provide every homeowner and business with that highest standard. We pride ourselves on ensuring each customer receives a pleasant experience and total peace of mind.”

All of our plumbers have passed a drug screen and had thorough background and immigration checks. Every Mammoth Technician is fully licensed, bonded and insured. This is for the protection of the homeowner for all repair and installation work done. To insure the most accurate cost for your plumbing problem or installation, Mammoth master plumbers can to the home for a complete inspection and detailed written estimate.

Water Heater Installation, Repair, and Maintenance in Sugar Land

No matter what type or brand, Mammoth Plumbing has the experience and knowledge to repair, maintain, and install water heaters efficiently and correctly. As Certified Factory Trained Contractors for Bradford White tank water heaters and Rinnai tankless water heaters, Mammoth plumbers offer the best in installation and repair services available. Regular maintenance plans are offered to help keep water heaters at peak performance and efficiency.

Sewer Repair: Drain Clog and Camera Inspections 

Mammoth master plumbers can help customers discover why their drains are clogged using the newest technology. Camera inspections are a smart way to find sewer line problems so that they can be quickly repaired. Mammoth uses modern technology equipment to accurately detect, remove, or repair sewer line. Whether your leak is under the slab, in the wall, or in the yard, Mammoth techs can find the leak quickly and fix the correctly.

Emergency Service: All Services Available 24/7 in Sugar Land 

Mammoth understands that plumbing problems can happen at any hour of the night or day. Mammoth plumbers are prepared to assist customers with all of their plumbing emergencies anytime. Customers can feel good about calling this company on the weekends or in the late or early morning hours if a pipe bursts or the water heater stops working. Knowing who to call in an emergency is just as important as getting the problem fixed. Remember to call Mammoth Plumbing to get help quickly.

Mammoth Plumbing List of Services:

  • Water Line Repair and Replacement
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Shower Pan Repair
  • Toilet Installation & Repairs
  • Tankless Water Heaters
  • Tank Water Heaters / Boilers
  • Gas, Water & Sewer
  • New Plumbing Fixtures Installed
  • Water Filtration Systems
  • Sinks & Faucets Installed
  • Garbage Disposals Repaired & Replaced
  • Fiber Optic Video Inspection Sewer Camera
  • Sewer Lines Repaired & Replaced
  • Drain Line Locating Using Latest Technologies
  • Hydro-Jetting Cleaning of Drain Lines
  • Under Slab Leak Detection
  • Under Slab Tunneling & Rerouting
  • Gas Line Installation, Testing & Repairs

At Mammoth Plumbing, the customer comes first. Whatever the need, Mammoth is here to serve Sugar Land with the plumbing services the residents deserve. Call us today at (281)-398-1700 or check us out online at www.mammothplumbing.com and make us your Sugar Land Plumber. Figure out what Houston residents have already enjoyed, a wonderful plumbing repair experience.