New Naperville Tech Company Creates an Effective Low-Cost Security Tool for Schools

August 31, 2016

Apollo Communications was founded by Dr. Stephanie Anne Timmer. Dr. Stephanie Timmer has extensive experience building communication and messaging systems that are used by industries ranging from emergency services to daycares. What makes Dr. Timmer unique is that she is a disabled Veteran who is legally blind, and she can’t see much of the software she creates.   Apollo Communications announces the release of a new product called .  Anonymous Texting is an effective low-cost way for schools and organizations to quickly improve security. Think of Anonymous Texting as a tip line that lets schools tap into their most valuable security asset: the students. It is a safe and convenient way for students to report information without getting involved.  We live in a see-something, say-something world. Chances are that if something has happened in school, a student knows about it. Anonymous Texting allows students to report what they see or hear and remain...

Rafael Marrero & Company Debuts on the 2016 Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 29, 2016

Inc. magazine's September edition available on news stands last week ranked Miami based Rafael Marrero & Company No. 350 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. The Honoree’s Founding President and CEO, Rafael Marrero said: “Our exponential growth is directly attributable to the hard work of our talented team and its focus on helping other women, veteran and minority owned firms succeed and thrive in the federal government marketplace. We’re not just Miami’s leading...

Rapid Growth Lands Hellas Construction on the 2016 Inc. 5000 List

August 22, 2016

As Hellas continues to develop advanced sporting surfaces and delivery methods, the company’s project reach and revenue continues to grow as well. Schools, universities, and communities are not the only ones to take notice of Hellas’ exponential growth. As of August 2016, Hellas has earned a well-deserved position on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list. The Inc. 5000 is a well-respected, annually published list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the US. The 2015 Inc. 5000 list includes private companies with growth increases ranging from more than 43% to 100,000%. Since inception in 2003, Hellas has had a revenue growth of more than 8,000%, with steady growth every year. “The 2016 Inc. 5000 are the superheroes of the U.S. economy,” describes the Inc. 5000 website. “America’s fastest-growing private companies wield powers like strategy, service, and innovation.  On this list you’ll find business that exercise the body...

Vantage Acceptance Offers 5 Star Debt Settlement Services

August 30, 2016

is the recent recipient of a significant award from the Greater Orange County Business Association. The award was given based upon consistency in helping people reduce the amount of debt they have so they can lead less stressful lives. This honorable award is given to businesses within Orange County that positively affect a great amount of people within the county. The process of winning the award is scrupulous and thorough. Vantage Acceptance was given the award for helping a large amount of  Californians settle their debt. The organization has helped a little over a few thousand individuals to get their credit back on track and debt reduced.  The company has been very successful at helping people find their way out of the financial crisis. A spokesperson for the company has gone on record to say that the focus was to make sure the clients "got the best possible deal ." The company is also done an excellent job of providing jobs by expanding...

ICMediaDirect - Reputation Management - IC Media Direct Underlines the Worth of Google Search Results

August 29, 2016

New York based reputation management powerhouse, has perfected the method of working with search engine algorithms to minimize negative results. Since 1996, the leading online PR and marketing firm has been helping companies and individuals present positive messages to a higher page ranking in search results as has gained a pivotal role in effective brand management. “The first step to effectively managing your online reputation is to always assume that others will Google you,” an expert at says. “This may seem clear to some Internet users today, but even the most established companies can downplay or overlook this concern and damage their credibility. If a piece of information is online, it will be found eventually”. Firm’s leading marketing specialists reveal that with more users reviewing products and services online than ever before, Google now plays a crucial role in today's Internet-driven society. As companies adapt to take...

In Her New Book Leadership, Woodbury University’s Dr. Joan Marques Examines Balance Between Ambition and Acceptance

August 31, 2016

Reconciling competing impulses is an essential element of leadership – so maintains , Ph.D., Ed.D., Interim Dean of the School of Business at and Professor of Management,  in her latest  book, Leadership: Finding Balance Between Ambition and Acceptance (Routledge, 2016). Leadership argues that finding satisfaction and sanity at work requires the development of both ambition and acceptance.  While these traits seem to be at odds with one another, Dr. Marques shows that each has positive and negative elements, and that the trick is balancing the useful aspects of ambition and acceptance to maximize success. Dr. Marques defines this balance and its relationship to success, featuring real-world examples, useful diagrams, and cases to encourage readers to reflect on how to apply these principles to their own lives.  Laying the foundation for understanding the need to develop both ambition and acceptance -- and providing...

What’s Your Most Popular (aka “WYMP”) Launches iOS Application

August 29, 2016

WYMP©, the better food finder, today announced the launch of their first mobile app, available for iOS.  “We are incredibly excited to provide an alternative to Yelp for consumers and restaurants to efficiently locate and display the most popular food items,” said Brett Millar, WYMP CEO.  WYMP provides users with the ability to search for a specific type of food or dish, and displays restaurant options for that food in order of popularity.  The whole search-to-decision process takes less than 3 clicks and within seconds.  It’s a popularity contest for dishes without negative reviews or commentary! The WYMP app features: Food First™ technology allows you to search by food dish instead of restaurant name Simple design to navigate and find food fast to satisfy your appetite. Effortlessly upload your favorite dishes by uploading a pic...

Tony Amaradio Describes How to Create A Perfect Monthly Budget

August 29, 2016

Founder and Chief Strategist of Select Portfolio Management, Inc., has educated individuals on how they can create the perfect monthly budget to suit their needs. The inspirational financial expert and a leading philanthropist has been assisting clients in the planning and organization of commercial possessions for over thirty years. His skilled monetary, legal, tax, and insurance experience led him to the successful development of a comprehensive wealth management model that people apply to their lives everyday. His continued efforts in this field have resulted in him being directly responsible for the design and realization of some of the most advanced strategies to protect assets available today. One of the most important elements to creating a monthly budget that works for people’s needs is to develop a stable, Christian lifestyle. “Financial health begins with spiritual wellbeing,” states . He describes how possessions are temporary, while God’s...

House Hunters Reveal How to Find Cool Deals in Hot Markets

August 29, 2016

The average price of a single family home in Washington State's Semiahmoo Peninsula is $1.6 million. The cheapest option for a 1300-square-foot townhouse there is $399,000; and a condo will set you back more than $350,000. What's a prospective home owner looking for a more frugal but still appealing option to do if they want to live in one of the hottest real estate markets in the nation? For one lucky homeowner, the answer was a cozy manufactured home with all the comforts: stainless steel appliances, open floor plan, and pool access -- all within a few minutes of the beach. The price tag: $59,000. Needless to say, it didn't last long in this super-heated market, where high prices, low inventories and bidding wars are the new normal. Local real estate agent Bianca Myddleton lends some perspective: "If you were to rent a condo at this size, you’d probably be looking at $1,400 a month." All...

Coaching is the New Benefit among Children’s Toothbrush Products

August 30, 2016

Kid’s toothbrushes and timers have been glowing, beeping, and singing for years to help motivate brushers and measure a two-minute brushing session, but there seems to be a powerful new benefit emerging in children’s oral care products: Coaching goes the extra s’mile to help children brush completely.  Parent-invented , is a new type of toothbrush holder that delivers real-time coaching to young brushers each time they brush. Inventor Rob Malen explains, “BrushyBall was inspired by the experiences my daughter and I shared as she was learning to brush on her own.  She loved mimicking games like Simon Says and Follow-the-Leader, so I wanted to build that same sense of fun, simplicity and intuitiveness into her own personal toothbrushing coach. The sounds coming from the toothbrushes seemed to offer little assistance to the brusher, but I thought if the communication could be put in front of the brusher then a new world of visual...

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