Premium Indoor Cycling Studio CycleBar Westgate West Announces Hiring of New Studio Manager

CycleBar Westgate West, part of an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, announced the hiring of Sarah Nashar as its new studio manager.

San Jose, CA, July 14, 2017 — CycleBar Westgate West, part of an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, announced the hiring of Sarah Nashar as its new studio manager.

Nashar, a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor with more than seven years of experience in the fitness industry, is co-lead CycleStar instructor at CycleBar Westgate West with Pegah Olfat. She is also TRX and Lagree Fitness certified.

“I have a passion for motivating others to become the best version of themselves through thoughtful classes and workouts,” says Nashar.

Originally from Michigan, Nashar moved to California from Ohio in Feb 2017. She has a marketing degree from Michigan State University.

“We are very excited to name Sarah as our new Studio Manager,” said Don Dasher, owner of CycleBar Westgate West. “Since she joined us, she has become a co-lead CycleStar instructor and has shown her leadership and dedication to CycleBar and to her riders. Come in and join us in congratulating Sarah on her new position and see what CycleBar Westgate West has to offer.”

About CycleBar Westgate West

CycleBar has quickly made a name for itself in the fitness community with its unique approach to indoor cycling. Instructors conduct classes in a theater-like setting, complete with music, visuals and lighting that combine to deliver a motivational, multisensory, communal experience as class participants dig deep to meet their workout goals.

CycleBar offers a variety of payment plans including pay per ride or monthly memberships and provides concierge amenities including free towels, shower facilities, lockers and shoes.

Classes take place in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre, led by CycleStar instructors who motivate their class to reach performance goals. Each ride is added to the rider’s CycleStats, which measures and logs six key metrics to track the progress of their fitness journey. Each rider also receives the class playlist via CycleBeats.

CycleBar Westgate West is conveniently located in West San Jose, just minutes from Campbell, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale — within easy reach of people who live and work in these communities.

Riders 15 and above of any ability are welcome at CycleBar. For more information, email westgatewest@cyclebar.com, visit http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com/ and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com

http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com/

MariTrace Provides Crucial Vessel Tracking Data for New Breakthrough GNS Service

Leading vessel intelligence company MariTrace Ltd. has been selected to supply vessel tracking data for Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), the world’s No. 1 navigation provider to commercial shipping.

Holborn, London, July 13th, 2017 — Leading vessel intelligence company MariTrace Ltd. has been selected to supply vessel tracking data for Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), the world’s No. 1 navigation provider to commercial shipping. MariTrace is providing ship tracking data for the company’s new breakthrough Pay As You Sail (PAYS) service, known as VoyagerTM Open Permit.

VoyagerTM Open Permit delivers unrestricted access to Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) electronic charts, combined with Voyager route planning and navigation management software. The exciting new service allows users to pay one fixed annual fee—no matter how many electronic navigational charts (ENCs) they open, view or sail through. The annual fees are calculated by GNS’s unique pricing algorithms that use vessel tracking data and other factors to generate accurate prices tailored to each vessel in a fleet. This not only gives them a completely new way to purchase ENCs, but it also simplifies and reduces the expense of buying, managing and using ENCs.

MariTrace is integral to the function of VoyagerTM Open Permit; it provides the ship tracking data that is essential to the service. MariTrace’s tracking data, which employs a mixture of automatic identification system (AIS) data and Inmarsat data, also lets ship managers monitor vessel progress and view ENC usage in real time from anywhere in the world via PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

“MariTrace has had a long relationship with GNS, and we are delighted to now be providing additional services for the Voyager Open Permit system,” said Managing Director Thomas Owen. “We have worked very closely with GNS for some time to develop the data that underpins this fantastic new service, and we are extremely excited about the prospect of helping GNS clients gain economic benefits from this great product.”

“Navigation has quickly become all about digital,” said Hayley van Leeuwen, GNS’s Product and Marketing Director. “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Maritrace. By combining GNS’s expertise in maritime solutions with MariTrace’s real-time vessel tracking services, we are achieving exciting new digitally-led efficiencies and safety improvements for our customers.”

GNS is a leading maritime solutions company that supports more than 12,000 commercial shipping vessels and super yachts around the world. It utilizes intelligence, such as MariTrace’s vessel tracking data, to help companies enhance safety, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Through its comprehensive suite of products and services, it delivers a wide variety of solutions for real-time navigation, navigation management, voyage optimization, regulatory compliance, ship-to-shore communications and cyber security. GNS is present in major shipping hubs worldwide providing, 24/7/365 support to the vessels and companies it serves.

The crucial ship tracking data that MariTrace provides GNS is just one of many vessel intelligence services the company brings to the marketplace. Established out of the Quintillus group in 2012, MariTrace provides an array of professional vessel tracking services to the maritime industry. As a company, it prides itself on being big enough to make a difference, but small enough to care. MariTrace provides everything from bespoke data solutions for vessel tracking analysis to standard vessel-tracking products for vessel owners, operators, and managers. The company leverages a network of AIS satellites, its own custom databases, and proprietary algorithms to analyze data and create additional data sets that allow customers to make better economic and operational decisions.

In addition, MariTrace offers custom solutions that provide value-added services to the maritime and financial industries, ranging from Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) to Shipping Company CEOs, and from brokers to hedge funds. The company further differentiates itself by combining big data expertise with decades of maritime intelligence proficiency. It takes the data that it receives—nearly 750 million vessel messages per month—and mines it in unique ways, using machine learning and custom algorithms, to reveal detailed insights in vessel and commodity movements. MariTrace is constantly enhancing its products to meet the ever-evolving demands of the maritime and commodity industries.

For more information about MariTrace and its vessel tracking services, visit www.maritrace.com or contact Thomas Owen at +44 (0) 208 1234 337. To learn more about GNS, please visit www.gnsworldwide.com.

Press & Media Contact:
Thomas Owen, Managing Director
MariTrace Ltd.
Holborn, London
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 208 1234 337
enquiries@maritrace.com
http://www.maritrace.com

T5 Data Centers Receives Uptime Institute® M&O Stamp of Approval Across Data Center Portfolio

T5@Charlotte, T5@Dallas, T5@LA, and T5@Portland Join T5@Atlanta in Being Certified for Best-in-Class Infrastructure Management and Operations.

Atlanta, GA, USA — T5 Data Centers™ (http://www.t5datacenters.com), innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, today announced that the company’s entire portfolio of eligible data centers has received Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval. T5 Data Centers’ T5@Atlanta facility was issued an M&O Stamp of Approval by the Uptime Institute in 2016, and this month T5@Charlotte, T5@Dallas, T5@LA, and T5@Portland also received the industry award.

The Management and Operations Stamp of Approval was created by Uptime Institute to provide an unbiased, independent assessment confirming a data center meets a set of benchmarks that promote effective data center best practices and minimize human error, which is the leading cause of data center failure. The M&O assessment evaluates all aspects of operations, including planning, coordination, and management; staffing and organization; training; operating conditions; and maintenance. Only a select number of data centers qualify for the M&O Stamp of Approval, and with additional awards issued this month, T5 Data Centers’ entire portfolio of five eligible data centers have now achieved the M&O Stamp of Approval awards from Uptime Institute for outstanding management and operations.

“We know that having a world-class staff and adhering to proven management protocols is the key to success. We are proud of our track record of continuous availability across the T5 portfolio and our partner sites (i.e. sites that T5 Facilities Management operates as a third-party service). We are delighted to have the Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval to validate our team’s performance and our procedural excellence,” said Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management. “Minimizing risks while reducing operating costs is a commitment T5 makes to all of its customers. The fact that we had nearly perfect scores on the M&O audits demonstrates that we have the right people and procedures in place and are operating using best practices every day.”

A 2016 study by the Ponemon Institute estimates that the cost of data center downtime now averages about $7,900 per minute. The report also determined that the average data center incident lasts 86 minutes at a cost of $690,200, and a total data center outage averages 119 minutes at a cost of $901,500. The Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council also reports that only 23 percent of organizations are adequately prepared for a data center outage. Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval provides independent assessment of data center excellence and standardization with optimal staffing, which means a reduced risk of downtime and lower operating costs.

“Achieving the M&O Stamp of Approval across the T5 Data Center portfolio illustrates the company’s commitment to operational excellence,” said Keith Klesner, Senior Vice President, North America for Uptime Institute. “Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval provides insights to help organizations manage risk and reduce operator errors to improve performance and productivity. This commitment serves to differentiate T5 Data Center in the industry as one of the leaders in operational excellence and best practices. We congratulate T5 Data Centers for receiving the M&O Stamp of Approval for all its eligible facilities.”

For more information, visit http://www.uptimeinstitute.com and http://www.t5datacenters.com.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

About T5 Facilities Management
T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), provides third party on-site facilities management and remote hands services to data center owners across North America. T5FM applies the same best practices used in all of T5 Data Centers’ facilities, including policies and procedures to mitigate risk and eliminate operational concerns with an emphasis on safety, training, and customer communication. T5FM operates 18 data center facilities in nine markets: Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Portland, and Chicago.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com/facilities-management.

Media Contacts:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com

Mike Casey
T5 Facilities Management
(404) 239-7575
mcasey@t5datacenters.com

BIG Sur, SMALL Crowds

Big Sur has become a virtual island because of a bridge collapse and a landslide that blocks a huge section of Highway 1.

Salinas, CA, July 13, 2017 – Big Sur has become a virtual island because of a bridge collapse and a landslide that blocks a huge section of Highway 1. With the closures, Big Sur has almost stepped back in time, with fewer visitors and cars, quieter and more peaceful.

But almost all businesses are open, from restaurants and lodging to galleries and gift shops, which offers the smart traveler a golden opportunity to experience the Big Sur of yesteryear.

Avoid airline and airport hassles and TSA lines and patdowns by taking a drive down the coast to Big Sur instead of flying elsewhere. From San Jose and the Bay Area, it only takes a few hours and a tank of gas to get to one of the most beautiful and serene places on earth.

Dip your feet into the flowing Big Sur River, grab an Adirondack chair for a front-row seat to the sights and sounds of nature, and relax by the fire on the patio of The Roadhouse or your cabin.

Have breakfast or lunch at the critically acclaimed Big Sur Roadhouse, or pick up food to go for a picnic along the Big Sur river, under the inspiring redwoods or at the beach.

Call us now for availability and enjoy the wonders of Big Sur as you have never experienced them before. Guests who call in July to reserve dates will be entered in a raffle to win 1 of 10 bottles of award winning Bernardus Wines. The focus of Bernardus Wines is to create wines that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination.

A Special Treat From Us To You…

Enjoy a complimentary upgrade at check-in if available & enter our raffle for a complimentary bottle of Bernardus wine in room upon arrival. Simply put “Bernardus Promo” in the Notes field at time of booking when making reservations online, or please be sure to discuss it when making a phone reservation. Promotion excludes holidays and weekends. Valid for Redemption: July 11th, 2017 – October 30, 2017. Offer valid on the following days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.glenoaksbigsur.com/

Robert Miller Congratulates Future Electronics Team on New Distribution Agreement with Rigado

Pointe Claire, Quebec (realtimepressrelease) July 12, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced a new distribution agreement with Rigado.

Robert Miller, President of Future Electronics, thanked his team for their efforts in successfully completing the new distribution agreement with Rigado.

Rigado delivers smart wireless solutions for a connected world, offering certified low-energy wireless modules and tools to accelerate development for Bluetooth Low Energy & Thread, as well as their DeviceOps platform for secure over-the-air updating.

Rigado’s engineering team has partnered with consumer, commercial and industrial clients to launch over 100 IoT products. The company’s solutions are used in a variety of markets and products, including IOT, wearable, and action cameras.

Future Electronics’ President Robert Miller places a high priority on providing outstanding customer service, and the company’s motto is Delight the Customer®.

For more information about Rigado products through Future Electronics, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

Media Contact

Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

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First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “The Dance Dragon” by Dan Logan

The Dance Dragon, by Dan Logan, encourages all of us to master our dragon.

Boston, MA, USA — Dan Logan’s The Dance Dragon confronts the author’s fear of dance and finds the courage to walk in a ballroom dance studio.

Five Star Reviews!

A fun memoir of a man stepping out of his comfort zone, and learning a lot about himself in the process. If you like ballroom dancing, journeys of self-discovery or people who are finding new life in their sixties, you’ll enjoy The Dance Dragon. ~Ted Hogan

Dan knew nothing about dance. After several embarrassing experiences in his youth, Dan decided he would never again make a fool of himself on the dance floor. Then something happened, Dan’s daughter was getting married. One day he found the courage to walk in a ballroom dance studio, met Melissa, and everything he thought about dancing changed.

His journey takes him into a world of dance studios and clubs, where he dances with hundreds of women, travels to rural Cuba and eventually Washington D.C for a competitive performance for his final confrontation with the dragon.

The Dance Dragon is Dan Logan’s first novel. He grew up in Boston, graduated with a major in American history from the University of Notre Dame, spent three years in the U.S Military and received an M.B.A. in marketing research from New York University.

After 12 years working at a large global advertising firm in New York at the end of the Mad Men era, Dan moved back to Boston and started his own advertising and communication firm. Dan and his wife Eileen live on the Boston waterfront.

Genre – Dance, Ballroom, Wedding, Tango, Dragon, Cuba, Learning, Hemingway, Rhythm, Havana

The ebook version of The Dance Dragon ISBN 9781506904375, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 124 page print book version, ISBN 9781506904368, and ISBN 9781506904368 hardback, are published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Dan Logan
+1(941)921-2607
dancedragonbook@gmail.com

Robert Miller Praises Future Electronics Team for Distributor of the Year Award from TE Connectivity

Pointe Claire, Quebec (realtimepressrelease) July 12, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, was recently recognized by TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors, with the Global Broadline Distributor of the Year award.

Robert Miller, President of Future Electronics, congratulated everyone on the team whose efforts contributed toward the company winning the award, which is presented based on sales growth and business plan realization, including customer growth, TE share and TE engagement.

Joan Wainwright, president, Channel and Customer Experience, TE Connectivity, said, “Future’s commitment to support engineers in demand creation efforts has contributed to their global POS growth as well as their customer growth. We are proud to recognize Future’s success and are excited about our ongoing partnership.”

Future Electronics’ growth with TE Connectivity is due to our focus on providing the best product solutions to our customers’ engineering and product development teams through our technical sales force, interconnect specialists, and our own engineering team,” said Jack Voelmle, Corporate Vice President of Global Interconnect Sales.

Robert Miller, who founded Future Electronics in 1968, places a high priority on providing outstanding service to the company’s suppliers and customers, and refers to employees as being the organization’s “greatest asset.”

For more information about Future Electronics, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

Media Contact

Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

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What are the Benefits of G Suite Enterprise

Although G Suite’s popularity has been growing among business owners, many are unaware of the Enterprise edition of G Suite.

San Jose, CA, July 12, 2017 – Although G Suite’s popularity has been growing among business owners, many are unaware of the Enterprise edition of G Suite. In the three G Suite editions Basic, Business, and Enterprise, Enterprise is the premium office suite of Google services. In addition to all of the features that G Suite Business provides, G Suite Enterprise offers advanced security, controls and customization.

To be specific, G Suite Enterprise contains the Messaging functions that include Gmail, Calendar, and contacts. The Enterprise edition also has access to Google Drive, Docs, Hangouts, Domain-wide mail and document search, as well as unified search and assist for content in various G Suite services.

Usage and support wise, G Suite Enterprise allows unlimited number of users to access G Suite and video conferencing. In addition, the users will also have unlimited email, document, and photo storage per user. Some other convenient support services include a 24/7 phone support and priority email support.

Another necessary function that all businesses need is a company brand email address that include custom email address for all users and a company address in Google Sites. Furthermore, G Suite Enterprise is able to provide an ad-free experience. In addition, the Enterprise edition provides migration services, is supported by various browsers, mobile friendly, and there is a convenient mailing lists that can be both admin and user controlled.

However, what truly marks G Suite Enterprise apart from the other editions is its security and business controls. Although both G Suite Business and Enterprise editions provide important functions such as 2-step verification, a security system, the Enterprise edition offers Drive data loss prevention and Gmail data loss prevention. With these functions, businesses can now define rules that protect privacy using Data Loss Prevention (DLP). Available sub-functions include sending an email to super administrators, sending an email to the user who created, edited, or uploaded a file with sensitive content, or blocking sharing of any file with sensitive content.

Another feature unique to G Suite Enterprise edition is Gmail log search in BigQuery. This feature allows businesses to analyze Gmail logs by using advanced custom queries, retain Gmail data for as long as needed, utilize various third-party tools to perform deep analysis, and create custom reporting and dashboards. Also, G Suite Enterprise can set up a third-party archiving solution to archive Gmail journal messages; this function can be extended to comply with email requirements, continue using a third-party archiving solution, and allow user access to archives.

Security key management is also only available in G Suite Enterprise. With this function, the administrator can view and manage the security settings for a particular user in the Google Admin console. Because the Enterprise edition focuses on security, S/MME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) encryption for email which adds a layer of security.

With these great, essential benefits that only G Suite Enterprise can provide, it can bring a business numerous advantages in terms of convenience of communication, workflow improvement, and security. If interested, contact Netkiller, a partner of G Suite, for additional assistance and benefits.

Contact:

Harry Jung

Netkiller Inc.

San Jose, CA 95129, USA

(408) 641-0114

info@netkiller.com

http://www.netkiller.com

Carmel Dog Tales™ Presents… America’s 1st Annual PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature

In honor of the Pulitzer Prize celebrating 100 years of excellence in journalism and the arts, Carmel Dog Tales presents America’s 1st Annual PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature.

Salinas, CA, July 09, 2017 – In honor of the Pulitzer Prize celebrating 100 years of excellence in journalism and the arts, Carmel Dog Tales presents America’s 1st Annual PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature. And what better venue to host the Award Ceremony than Carmel, California – often named America’s Most Dog-friendly town — where writers such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Robinson Jeffers and Mary Austin, lived and explored the good, the bad, and the ugly of the human comedy.

But what of the Canine comedy? What of the great real-life dog stories?

Have a Story to Tell About Your Beloved Pooch?

Carmel Dog Tales™ wants to read the most memorable adventure, romance, comedy, or tear-jerker tale you’ve had with your dog. It’s time to recognize and honor ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell about their BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever!)

The PAWlitzer Prize™ will be presented to winners in two non-fiction categories: Drama and Humor. The Awards Ceremony will take place in Carmel, Ca., October 14, 2017. Afternoon festivities will include:

Entertainment and treats for all blue bloods, mixed breeds and mutts – canine and human!

PAWlitzer Prize Winners will be invited to read their stories at the Awards Ceremony.

Featured entertainment will be a PAWetry Slam™ where finalists get to perform their pooch passionate doggerel. Canine and human audience response will determine the winner. PAWetry Slam contestants will submit YouTube videos to be invited to perform at the Awards Ceremony.

For eligibility rules and submission guidelines for the PAWlitzer Prize™ and the PAWetry Slam™, including information on prizes, Judges, entry fees & full event details, go to: www.CarmelDogTales.com

100% of all net proceeds from the PAWlitzer Prize event will benefit the SPCA for Monterey County and The Birchbark Foundation.

PAWlitzer Prize™ Partners & Sponsors include: Chatterbox PR, www.chatterboxpublicrelations.com , Diggidy Dog Boutique, www.diggidydog.com , Porta Bella Restaurant, www.portabellacarmel.com , Carmel Road Wines, www.carmelroad.com , Carmel Country Inn, www.carmelcountryinn.com , Tradewinds Carmel, www.Tradewindscarmel.com, Kerry Lee Jewelry, www.kerrylee.com , Suds ‘n Scissors Pet Spa, www.sudsandscissorscarmel.com , Say WOOF! Petography, www.saywoofpetography.com , A. Herman – Dog Therapist, www.ahermandogtherapist.com

ABOUT CARMEL DOG TALES:

Carmel Dog Tales™ was founded by Mark Oman, a best-selling golf humorist, longtime Carmel resident, and volunteer with the Monterey County SPCA and Carmel Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Barbara, have two rescue mutts from the SPCA, Winifred and Winston.

Carmel Dog Tales offers everything you and your pooch need to know to walk and wag your tails through Carmel-By-The-Sea. www.CarmelDogTales.com

ABOUT SPCA:

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for Monterey County is your nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. Online at www.SPCAmc.org.

ABOUT BIRCH BARKL

About Birchbark Foundation

By providing financial resources for those in need and educational resources to our community, BirchBark Foundation empowers people to make informed decisions in times of crisis and to be better advocates for their pets. BirchBark offers assistance grants to animal owners who are unable to cover some or all of the cost of their pet’s medical care. BirchBark currently offer grants only to financially qualified applicants in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. The Foundation is reliant on the discounted services of Associate Member Hospitals. For more information please visit: www.birchbarkfoundation.org

Media Contact: Mark Oman (831) 624-4386 FAX: (831) 626-9357 Mark@markoman.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.CarmelDogTales.com

DREAM Appeals to Those Studying Abroad: VeepWorks Pilots DREAM App with Midwestern State University Student at the Reigns

DREAM is a situational awareness mobile application intended for a variety of use cases, one being a group locator.

Dallas, TX, USA — It is every parent’s best and worst day when they send their college student to study abroad. They beam with pride that their child can experience the richness of a new culture; however, that same feeling can be met with high anxiety. Who can match the vigorousness of a parent’s watch when they’re outside of reach? No one. But, technology can.

It is called DREAM.

DREAM is a situational awareness mobile application intended for a variety of use cases, one being a group locator. In the instance where students are roaming a new country, eating at new places, and separating for individual interests, it becomes even more important to know where each person is – even if they are only a mile away.

VeepWorks is the Dallas-based firm behind the technology. It wasn’t by chance that they met Kara McIntyre, a Mass Communication senior at Midwestern State University, to extend the company’s public safety mission. Kara left for London on July 6, 2017 with her university’s study abroad program.

Away from the familiarity of Wichita Falls, Texas, safety will be more important than ever. In an effort to capitalize on the application’s use while she’s abroad, Kara will be using DREAM to stay connected with her classmates, all the while putting those closest to her at ease. “[The concern is] with our safety and how we can be more aware of our surroundings,” stated Kara.

“Kara represents the generation where technology is second nature,” stated VeepWorks’ Founder and CEO, Aaron Madolora. “It works on both iPhone and Android devices and empowers students like her to explore the world confidently and privately knowing that her DREAM network of friends and family are a push of a button away.”

Feedback towards DREAM has been positive and noted as one of the best mobile apps to use in emergency situations. Taking precautions as a student studying abroad demonstrates just one use case.

Downloads to date of the DREAM app has multiplied since January 2017 from 5,000 to 40,000 users.

For a direct download of the DREAM app, visit: http://www.veepworks.com/download.

Want to stay updated about Kara’s experience using DREAM abroad? Follow her journey on http://www.thewichitan.com.

Who do you know will benefit from the DREAM app? Learn more on http://www.veepworks.com, visit their Facebook http://www.facebook.com/veepworks, or engage @VeepWorks on Twitter.

Media Contact:
Desiree Leos
469-803-6314
desiree@dlprowriting.com