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Netkiller is partnering with RingCentral for clients in the Bay Area

Netkiller, the company at the forefront of cloud services including cloud integration, data security, and document management, has recently announced its partnership with RingCentral for customers in the Bay Area.

San Jose, CA, July 16, 2017 – Netkiller, the company at the forefront of cloud services including cloud integration, data security, and document management, has recently announced its partnership with RingCentral for customers in the Bay Area. RingCentral, on the other hand, is an award-winning global provider of cloud unified communications and collaboration solutions.

With the two companies’ collaboration, Netkiller will become the largest Bay Area based Google and RingCentral channel partner to serve customers for cloud-based phone systems as well as PBX. With Netkiller’s over ten thousand clients, RingCentral aims to deepen its reach within the Bay Area market, where it was founded and has been headquartered since 1999.

While RingCentral’s channel continues to expand, its clients only get better quality service in return.

For example, G Suite customers can gain many benefits from integrating RingCentral with their business applications; one of the many includes the convenient phone system that RingCentral provides. Now you can integrate your business phone system into the cloud business applications you’re already using every day. RingCentral for Google provides advanced business communications capabilities that operate seamlessly across Google G Suite applications. Because G Suite users heavily rely on core services such as Gmail and Google Drive, RingCentral’s ability to integrate with a user’s Google account provides RingCentral an important edge that differentiates itself from others. Thanks to its high security, reliability, and quality of integrations with the Google Cloud ecosystem, RingCentral for Google is a trusted solution recommended for G Suite by Google Cloud.

Harry Jung, sales director of Netkiller said “Netkiller has been offering G suite from 2009 and is the preferred partner in the bay area. This partnership will synergize as I believe that RingCentral’s rich communication features will further enhance the G Suite user experience.

Due to its ability to integrate with Google, RingCentral enables users to call anyone directly within Gmail and see contacts within Gmail.This dramatically improves one’s work experience as it helps users save time and makes the calling process easier than ever.

Furthermore, not only can users make and receive calls but they can also administrate the entire phone system from anywhere, on any device. . Other benefits that RingCentral provides include how it can manage the users’ SMS conversations, allow users to listen to voicemail directly from Gmail, and view their complete communication history, including calls, texts, faxes, and voicemail. All of these great advantages can increase a G Suite user’s productivity by handling all tasks without leaving Google.

Leveraging Netkiller’s expertise in IT consulting and RingCentral’s market leading communications platform, the partnership between the two will bring value to customers seeking to improve the way they communicate, collaborate, and connect.

About Netkiller:

Netkiller is a Cloud Integration and Aggregator company providing SaaS applications on Cloud Platform and advisory services for world leading businesses. It provides services such as SSO, an easy-to-use cloud security, a business collaboration platform and barcode scanner that greatly increases workflow as well as cloud integrations. Additionally, it is a reseller of Google products such as G Suite, Chromebooks, and Chromebox for Meetings. With Netkiller, businesses are bound to be more accessible and simple, which in turn drives productivity and workflow.

Media contact:

Harry Jung

Netkiller Inc.

San Jose, CA 95129, USA

(408) 560-0556

info@netkiller.com

http://www.netkiller.com

Rosendin Electric Names Michael Holmes Director of Preconstruction, Bay Area

30-Year Veteran of the Electrical Industry Promoted to Assume Responsibility for Bay Area Preconstruction and Business Development.

San Jose, CA, USA — Rosendin Electric (http://www.rosendin.com), one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, today announced the promotion of Michael Holmes to Director of Preconstruction. In this role, Mike will focus on expanding Bay Area operations, leveraging his existing network and identifying new general contractor partners who will benefit from Rosendin Electric’s construction experience and industry expertise.

Mike began his career as a US Navy Electrician and has filled virtually every role in the electrical contracting industry – from journeyman, to foreman, to estimating, to project management. He has served as Preconstruction Manager for Rosendin Electric for the past eight years.

“As Preconstruction Manager for Rosendin Electric in the greater Sacramento market, Mike developed a reputation for bringing great value to his clients, setting the foundation for many of their most successful projects,” said Larry Hollis, Vice President of Business Development. “We are excited to have Mike expand his role to the Bay Area, allowing other customers to benefit from his diligence and expertise.”

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power, and communications provider. With revenues surpassing $1 Billion, Rosendin Electric is one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States. With over 3,500 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 95-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Media Contact:
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
(408) 286-2800
busdev@rosendin.com

United Way Launches Holiday Gift Drive to Support Bay Area Families and Seniors in Need

LIVE UNITED Holiday Campaign Kicks Off in Time for Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday.

San Francisco, CA, USA (November 25, 2014) — United Way of the Bay Area today announced the launch of its LIVE UNITED holiday campaign, including a gift drive for individuals, community organizations and businesses that want to support local families in need. The poverty-fighting organization has also released a toolkit to support gift drive participants, which includes a list of most-needed items, suggestions for getting others involved and instructions for dropping off the gift bags.

“At United Way, we talk a lot about what it means to LIVE UNITED-especially during the holidays. For us, it’s about doing our part to support those in need throughout our community. Volunteering is an easy and fun way to help-and spread holiday cheer,” said Sarah Burton, Director of Volunteer Engagement.

The holiday gift bag drive invites community members to LIVE UNITED by supporting low-income children, families and seniors across the San Francisco Bay Area. Participants are encouraged to get family members and friends involved in the collection of items by requesting houseguests to bring one item each to holiday gatherings. The most-needed items include warm clothing, toys, canned or boxed food, and personal care products. Grocery store gift cards are also immensely helpful to low-income parents and seniors. Donations should be delivered to United Way of the Bay Area’s San Francisco office at 550 Kearny Street, 10th Floor, or Oakland office at 1970 Broadway, Suite 400.

Participants and the general public are also invited to share their stories of how they LIVE UNITED by giving back to the community at http://uwba.org/live-united. Like Zoila, for example, who went from client to staff member at one of United Way’s SparkPoint Centers: “I want people to have the same opportunities as I had. That’s how I LIVE UNITED.”

A recent research brief issued by United Way of the Bay Area revealed that 29 percent of Bay Area households live below self-sufficiency, meaning these individuals cannot afford basic necessities like housing, food and health care. The holiday gift drive is just one of the many ways that United Way combats poverty through giving, advocacy and volunteerism.

Learn more about the holiday gift drive and additional holiday volunteer opportunities at http://uwba.org/volunteer. Read stories about Bay Area residents LIVING UNITED and share your own at http://uwba.org/live-united.

About United Way of the Bay Area
United Way of the Bay Area is a nonprofit organization, leading a movement to cut Bay Area poverty in half by 2020. We’re harnessing the collective power of nonprofits, government, corporations, labor and thousands of individuals to create change through giving, advocating, and volunteering. Every year, our programs – SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, 211, MatchBridge and Community Schools – help more than 250,000 Bay Area residents. We connect people to food and shelter, put people back to work, bring tax dollars back to our community, help youth succeed in school and in the workplace, and move people toward financial stability. Founded in 1922, United Way of the Bay Area serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano Counties. For more information, visit http://uwba.org.

Media Contact:
Erica Johnson
415-808-4308
ejohnson@uwba.org

San Francisco Business Times Honors United Way’s Anne Wilson as Most Admired CEO

Chief Executive Celebrated for Leading the Fight Against Bay Area Poverty.

San Francisco, CA, USA (November 14, 2014) — Anne Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the Bay Area, was honored as a Most Admired CEO at the San Francisco Business Times gala awards dinner on Wednesday. This prestigious event honored the great leadership, vision and values of eleven San Francisco executives.

“The Most Admired CEOs Awards program is an opportunity to recognize the work and contributions of CEOs that make the Bay Area such a special place to live and work,” said Mary Huss, publisher of the San Francisco Business Times.

Wilson is recognized for transforming United Way of the Bay Area from a community fundraiser into a leader in the fight against poverty. United Way of the Bay Area runs five poverty-fighting programs across seven Bay Area counties, and touches the lives of hundreds of thousands each year. In 2010, the organization declared a goal to cut Bay Area poverty in half by 2020.

“We’ve reinvented ourselves, brought in new partners and aligned everything we do to create pathways out of poverty,” said Wilson.

The Chief Executive first joined United Way of the Bay Area more than thirty years ago while she was completing her master’s degree at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare. Wilson became the organization’s first female Chief Executive Officer in 2000, and for the last nine years she’s been named one of San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women.

Also honored at the 2014 Most Admired CEO Awards were the following executives:

Regis Kelly, QB3
Bonnie Anderson, Veracyte
Larry Baer, San Francisco Giants
George John, Rocket Fuel
Alan Johnson, BevMo
Tom Lee, M.D., One Medical Group
Alex Mehran Sr., Sunset Development
Kim Popovits, Genomic Health
Hemant Shah, RMS
Julie Wainwright, The RealReal

About United Way of the Bay Area
United Way of the Bay Area is a nonprofit organization, leading a movement to cut Bay Area poverty in half by 2020. We’re harnessing the collective power of nonprofits, government, corporations, labor and thousands of individuals to create change through giving, advocating, and volunteering. Every year, our programs – SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, 211, MatchBridge and Community Schools – help more than 250,000 Bay Area residents. We connect people to food and shelter, put people back to work, bring tax dollars back to our community, help youth succeed in school and in the workplace, and move people toward financial stability. Founded in 1922, United Way of the Bay Area serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano Counties. For more information, visit http://www.uwba.org.

Media Contact:
Erica Johnson
415-808-4308
ejohnson@uwba.org

New United Way Report Shows 29% of Bay Area Households Are Struggling to Afford Basic Needs

Some Families Need Four Minimum Wage Workers to Make Ends Meet.

San Francisco, CA, USA (October 23, 2014) — Struggling to Make Ends Meet on Minimum Wage, new brief by United Way of the Bay Area, reveals that as of 2012, 29% of Bay Area households were struggling to cover the cost of basic needs. That’s 657,000 households that cannot afford critical needs like housing, food, health care and child care. According to the brief, the post-recession recovery has yet to be felt by many Bay Area households because wages for low-income workers have failed to keep up with the high cost of living.

Since 2008, the overall cost of living has increased by an average of 26% in San Francisco and 24% in Alameda County. Monthly housing expenses for a San Francisco family with two adults and two children cost an average of $1,444 in 2008, but that number jumped to $1,896 in 2014.

Yet average wages increased just 7% for the lowest-paid workers between 2007 and 2012. According to the California Self-Sufficiency Standard, a San Francisco family with two adults and two children would need to earn $79,092 annually to cover the cost of basic needs. That would require four full-time jobs at San Francisco’s hourly minimum of $10.74. In Alameda, the same family would need to earn $72,830 annually to cover the cost of basic needs. At Alameda’s $9 per hour minimum wage, that would also require four full-time jobs.

Because the cost of living in the Bay Area is so much higher than the national average, the Self-Sufficiency Standard is a much more accurate predictor of need than the Federal Poverty Line for California households. The Self-Sufficiency Standard calculates the income needed to cover the true cost of basic needs in the specific county where an individual or family lives.

“It’s unrealistic that parents could work four full-time minimum wage jobs to cover the cost of basic needs for their families,” said Anne Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at United Way of the Bay Area. “United Way of the Bay Area is proud to join a broad coalition of civic leaders in supporting Proposition J in San Francisco and Measure FF in Oakland, which will help more Bay Area households move closer to achieving self-sufficiency.”

Proposition J would phase in a higher minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next four years and benefit more than 23% of San Francisco’s workforce. Measure FF would increase Oakland’s minimum wage to $12.25 and benefit up to 30% of the city’s workers.

In addition to raising the minimum wage, United Way of the Bay Area supports other key strategies to boost family stability: 1) increase job training to help critical populations acquire the skills needed to attain higher-wage jobs, 2) change policies to reward people for moving off safety net benefits, and 3) boost collaboration among agencies to increase the accessibility of support services.

View the self-sufficiency brief, Struggling to Make Ends Meet on Minimum Wage at uwba.org/research-publications. Data for each of the nine Bay Area counties is available upon request.

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About United Way of the Bay Area
United Way of the Bay Area is a nonprofit organization, leading a movement to cut Bay Area poverty in half by 2020. We’re harnessing the collective power of nonprofits, government, corporations, labor and thousands of individuals to create change through giving, advocating, and volunteering. Every year, our programs – SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, 211, MatchBridge and Community Schools – help more than 250,000 Bay Area residents. We connect people to food and shelter, put people back to work, bring tax dollars back to our community, help youth succeed in school and in the workplace, and move people toward financial stability. Founded in 1922, United Way of the Bay Area serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano Counties. For more information, visit http://www.uwba.org.

Media Contact:
Erica Johnson
415-808-4308
ejohnson@uwba.org

Pacific Crest Group Recruiting Services Offer End-to-End Staffing Support for Bay Area SMBs

Placement Services Customized to Meet the Unique Needs and Budgets of Companies That Normally Do Their Own Hiring.

LARKSPUR, Calif. (February 5, 2012) — Pacific Crest Group (PCG, http://www.pcg-services.com), the Bay Area accounting and human resources service firm, has launched a new corporate placement service structured for Bay Area businesses. The new recruiting service offers end-to-end staff management support, helping businesses assess their personnel needs, identify traits that suit the company culture, develop accurate job descriptions and competitive compensation packages, and find the right employees.

The new recruiting offering is part of PCG’s outsourced services, designed to help clients focus on their core operations rather than back office distractions. To free business owners from having to deal with expensive staffing problems, Pacific Crest Group offers workforce planning help, organizational structure evaluation, job description development, and compensation analysis as part of its recruiting process. It also includes a cultural evaluation strategy that identifies the personality traits needed to succeed at the company, and what values and traits are required to be a top performer. And, of course, PCG will conduct methodical candidate searches and evaluations. The hourly billing structure makes PCG’s recruiting services ideal for smaller businesses, since the work can be scaled to clients’ specific needs for a fraction of what it would cost to retain a corporate recruiter.

“Our HR and accounting services put us in the unique position to get to intimately know our clients and their cultures, which makes our recruiting services better focused as well as more cost-effective,” said Gail Merz, Director of Business Consulting for Pacific Crest Group. “Staffing has to be considered in light of larger business objectives, and our recruiting service is designed to function as an extension of our client’s strategy. We can assist with staff pre-planning, assessing cultural fit, developing the right job description, and taking charge of as much or as little of the recruiting process as the client requires. We save companies a lot of money and free senior managers’ time for more important tasks.”

As part of its service, PCG employs the most advanced recruiting and evaluation techniques. PCG works with Accolo, a state-of-the-market, cloud-based recruiting and candidate management platform. PCG also uses tools such as DISC® personality assessments to assess an individual’s communication style, motivators and cultural fit.

“Accolo has built a highly predictive recruiting process that uses collective intelligence to assure successful hires, and we use crowd sourcing techniques to expand our market reach to attract more qualified job seekers. And our prescreening and scoring tools help narrow the field for a more perfect match,” said John Younger, CEO of Accolo. “As a result, we can support companies like Pacific Crest Group so they can deliver the most qualified candidates to their clients.”

“We consider PCG a key part in helping us build our staff,” said John Campbell, M.D., CEO of MarinEyes, a medical practice with offices in San Rafael and Novato, California. “Four of our key employees were hired with PCG’s assistance. Not only was PCG instrumental in finding the right candidates, but they helped us improve job delineation and create a culture of accountability. Every new hire adds to the quality of our staff, and we now have higher productivity and better employee retention than ever before.”

Companies can contact Pacific Crest Group for a free recruiting consultation. For more information, contact Pacific Crest Group or visit http://www.pcg-services.com.

About Pacific Crest Group
Pacific Crest Group works with entrepreneurial organizations to help them unleash their potential by eliminating the friction and chaos caused by business processes. Founded by a team of entrepreneurs with expertise in accounting and finance, Pacific Crest Group has built its reputation by identifying organizational needs and opportunities for improvement, and optimizing financial procedures, computer systems, and human resources so clients can focus on their core business. Pacific Crest Group approaches financial and business management like a consulting physician, with an understanding that some problems can be isolated and fixed while others need a more holistic approach.

The firm is based in Larkspur, California. For more information, visit Pacific Crest Group online at http://www.pcg-services.com.

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Franka Winchester
Pacific Crest Group
(415) 461-2586
fwinchester@pcg-services.com

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Woolf Media & Marketing
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