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National Association of Professional Women Inducts Susan Murphy, Chairman of Board at Murphy Media, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle




The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Susan Murphy as a 2015-2016 inductee into the NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. With more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters, NAPW is the nations leading networking organization exclusively for professional women.

It gives me great pleasure to present Susan with this important honor, said NAPW President Star Jones. She used her expertise to build a successful business enterprise.

Susan Murphy has always had a strong desire to help people. After watching her parents thrive in careers where they were able to serve othersher father, a veteran of WWII, worked for employment services and her mother served as a nurseMs. Murphy has been influenced to do the same. While raising her four children, she worked as a High School Music Teacher. After her children reached school age, Ms. Murphy returned to graduate school to obtain a Masters in Counseling and completed post-graduate work for her licensure as an LPC. Working as a Private Therapist and Psychotherapist Diplomat for many years, she now incorporates psychology into her company, Murphy Media.

For the past three years at Murphy Media, Ms. Murphy has helped her clients better understand their customers in order to make their marketing campaigns more robust. Incorporating her psychology background into her business techniques, she is able to work with an individual in a therapeutic approach and bring more awareness that will help them build his or her business.

Ive spent my life teaching people how to use their voices to communicate and interact with the world in order to make it a better place, she said.

Despite the challenges of having a business of her own, Ms. Murphy continues to strive to grow her company and create a marketing powerhouse. Never losing sight of the positive impact her parents had on others through their hard work and perseverance, her goals are to continue to serve others and to try to make the world a better place.

About NAPW

NAPWs mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.







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Jim Beaver Signs 2 Year Deal to Race Terracross Championship


Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 07, 2015

Jim Beaver and the Terracross Championship are proud to announce that Jim Beaver will be competing in the full 2015 and 2016 Terracross National Championship in the #15 RZR XP 1000 under a new 2 year agreement. Jim Beaver, a veteran desert racer competing in Best in the Desert’s premier Trick Truck division, is also a well know motorsports media personality and host of action motorsport’s biggest radio show, the Down & Dirty Radio Show Powered By Polaris RZR.

“I’m very excited to be able to make this announcement,” said Jim Beaver. “Terracross is one of the most extreme action packed forms of racing I have ever seen. With guys like RJ (Anderson), Levi (Lavallee), Jeremy (McGrath), (Jason) Ellis, and Chad Ragland racing, the competition level is insane. As a Polaris athlete, I can’t think of a better place to race RZR’s, especially considering the national TV package and crowds at the events. It’s going to be off the hook!”

In addition to racing the #15 Polaris XP 1000, Jim Beaver will be bringing the Down & Dirty Radio Show Powered by Polaris RZR to Terracross events and airing live at the races around the country. The shows airing live from Terracross events will also be simulcast on the largest UTV website in the world, UTVUnderground.com.

“It only makes sense that we air the Down & Dirty Radio Show live from the Terracross events,” stated Jim Beaver. “With Polaris as the show’s title partner, and the mix of personalities, celebrities, and elite driver’s racing the series, I definitely want to be a part of it and support its growth and look forward to being one of the voices of the series.”

The Terracross Championship combines off-road, endurocross, and rallycross racing on a short rugged course. With nationally televised events on CBS Sports, spec Polaris RZR XP 1000 vehicles, and over 300,000 in live event attendance in 2014, Terracross has become one of the premier UTV racing series in the world.

“Terracross is excited to bring off-road driver Jim Beaver and his Down and Dirty Radio Show to the Terracross Championship,” says Sport Organizer Joe Duncan. “Not only is Jim a veteran Trophy Truck racer and a great competitor, he brings so much more to Terracross as an athlete and media personality. He fits our Terracross business model of an entertainment driven TV and live event created for personal and sponsor exposure. We all know how great Jim is at talking, now let’s see how he handles the rough, tough and muddy Terracross course!”

About Terracross

The Mystik Lubricants Terracross Championship features the best off-road and action sports athletes competing on Quads and Side-X-Sides on a rough, muddy course complete with obstacles such as rocks, logs, jumps and tight turns. Races are aired on CBS Sports Network.

For more information on the Terracross Championship, visit Terracross on the web at http://www.terracrossracing.com.

About the Down & Dirty Radio Show

The Down & Dirty Radio Show owned/hosted by professional race driver and media personality Jim Beaver is a weekly syndicated radio show dedicated to the world of Off-Road and Action Motorsports and its associated culture and brands. Covering the motorsports that are relevant to today’s youth, including Off-Road, Rally, Drifting, Motocross, and Snocross, The Down & Dirty Radio Show has has become the place to go for weekly news, results, information, and interviews from the top athletes in Action Motorsports. The official app is available at the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon Store. More information can be found at http://www.DownAndDirtyShow.com







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Livefyre Wins World Technology Award for IT Software Company of the Year


(PRWEB) November 18, 2013

Livefyre, provider of the leading real-time conversation and social curation platform, today announced that it has been named the 2013 Corporate IT Software Company of the Year as part of the World Technology Awards.

Held during the World Technology Networks Annual Summit, the World Technology Awards recognize individuals and companies whose innovative contributions to their field are shaping the future of the industry. Livefyre was one of eight finalists in the Corporate IT Software Category and was named the winner above other finalists including Dropbox, GenoSpace, Percolate Industries, SanDisk, SiSense, Splunk, and Terracotta.

This has been an incredible year for Livefyre and we are honored to be recognized by the World Technology Network for our achievements, said Jordan Kretchmer, founder and CEO of Livefyre. We are transforming the way that people interact with brands on the web and our real-time platform makes it easy for large enterprises to manage billions of real-time conversations a month, making their websites, mobile apps, and ads just as engaging as a social network.

Other winners of 2013 World Technology Awards include Tesla Motors (Energy), IBM (Health and Medicine), Kiva Systems (IT Hardware), Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen with Google (Media and Journalism), and Julian Paul Assange with Wikileaks (Policy).

The Awards were held on Friday, November 15th at the Time and Life Building in New York.

With this win, Livefyre will now be inducted as a member of the World Technology Network, which includes more than 1,000 members from over 60 countries around the world.

About Livefyre

Livefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. With Livefyre’s social CMS, brands can integrate real-time social content into their websites, mobile apps, advertisements and television broadcasts to increase viewer engagement, boost website traffic and drive revenue. As the fourth largest network online, Livefyre is powering real-time social experiences for over 550 leading brands including American Idol, AOL, Bravo, CBS, Conde Nast, Cox Media Group, Dow Jones/WSJ, FOX Sports, Mashable, NASCAR, Showtime, Sony Playstation, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and Universal Music Group. Livefyre also acquired social storytelling platform Storify in September 2013.

Founded in 2009 with offices in San Francisco, New York and London, Livefyre was named one of the best places to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and 2013 Corporate IT Software Company of the year by the World Technology Network. For more information, visit http://www.livefyre.com or follow us Twitter and Instagram at @livefyre or @storify.







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Tank McNamara Comic Strips Annual Sports Jerk of the Year Award Open for Nominations


Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) January 28, 2015

Providing sports fanatics with the opportunity to voice opinions on the distasteful acts committed by sports figures in 2014, nominations are now open for the annual Tank McNamara Sports Jerk of the Year Award.

The Tank McNamara Sports Jerk of the Year Award is not really celebrating bad behavior, Tank McNamara co-creator Bill Hinds said. Its shining the flashlight of shame on the scurrying cockroaches of sports.

Past winners of the Sports Jerk of the Year Award include cyclist Lance Armstrong, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens.

Sports Jerk of the Year nominations are accepted only for individuals not for a team, league, organization or corporation. Nominations are accepted in four formats through Friday, February 6:


GoComics Blog: Leave a comment with your nomination at http://blogs.gocomics.com/2015/01/sports-jerk-of-the-year-2014-nominations-are-now-open.html.
Twitter: Tweet to the GoComics Twitter handle (@GoComics) using the hashtag #SportsJerk2014.
GoComics Facebook: Visit the GoComics Facebook page and comment with your nomination, including the hashtag #SportsJerk2014.
Tank McNamara Facebook: Visit the official Tank McNamara Facebook page and comment with your nomination, including the hashtag #SportsJerk2014.

The Sports Jerk of the Year Award winner will be announced on Friday, February 20 via the GoComics blog, its social media outlets, the Tank McNamara Facebook page and the Tank McNamara comic strip, available in hundreds of publications.

The activities of the brats, scoundrels and cheaters of sports will cause dark clouds to boil overhead until the heavens open up and pound them with a deluge of scorn and shame, Hinds said. Until then, there is the Tank McNamara Sports Jerk of the Year.

Co-created in 1974 by Bill Hinds and the late Jeff Millar, Tank McNamara successfully merges the sports and comics worlds with sizzling satire of the absurdities in big-time athletics.

Hinds and Millar met in 1973 when Millar who once said he couldn’t even draw stick figures went out looking for a collaborator for an adult-oriented comic strip about sports. Tank McNamara began syndication through Universal Press Syndicate in August 1974.

From 2001 to 2010, Hinds also wrote and illustrated the comic strip Cleats, which focused on the complex world of competition and camaraderie from the perspective of kids, parents and coaches. Hinds and his family currently live in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston, which is his hometown.

Tank McNamara is available online at gocomics.com/tankmcnamara or via the GoComics mobile app.

About Universal Uclick

Universal Uclick is the largest independent content syndicate in the world and a leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, political cartoons and other content for print, Web and mobile devices. Universal Uclick provides editorial development, licensing and other distribution services for iconic brands such as Doonesbury, Dear Abby, Miss Manners and some of the most significant comics in history, including Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Peanuts, Dilbert, For Better or For Worse, Cathy and Ziggy. Recent standout successes include Lio, Cul de Sac, Pearls Before Swine, Get Fuzzy, Big Nate and The Argyle Sweater. A full comic catalog can be found at GoComics.com or via its mobile/tablet app on multiple platforms. For more information on Universal Uclick, visit UniversalUclick.com. To stay informed about news pertaining to Universal Uclick, its content and creators, follow the companys Twitter handle @UniversalUclick.

About GoComics

GoComics, from Universal Uclick, is home to many of the most popular comics and cartoons in the world. GoComics.com is the Web’s largest catalog of syndicated newspaper strips and webcomics, offering new, fresh and free content every day. Classic and iconic comics include Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Ziggy and Dilbert. Recent successes include FoxTrot, Get Fuzzy, Pearls Before Swine, The Argyle Sweater, The Boondocks and Cul de Sac. GoComics is also home to Comics Sherpa, the site where aspiring cartoonists can showcase their work and receive feedback from the comic community. With content from critically acclaimed comic creators, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists and the hottest up-and-coming talents, GoComics is guaranteed to have something that will make you smile. A full comic catalog can be found at GoComics.com or via its free mobile/tablet app on multiple platforms.







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Altec Announces 2014 Sage ERP Document Management Partner of the Year Award Recipient


Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015

Altec Products, Inc., announced today that ADSS Global has been chosen as their Sage ERP Document Management Partner of the Year. ADSS Global provides Sage 100 ERP, Sage 300 ERP, Sage CRM and other complimentary solutions for their customers across the world. Altec and ADSS Global have worked side-by-side for many years to provide clients with paperless solutions that integrate seamlessly with their Sage ERP applications.

We are thrilled to recognize ADSS Global for their expertise in providing Sage ERP Document Management, said Mark Ford, Altec CEO. They truly understand their clients needs and have the superior knowledge and years of experience necessary to help them improve their business processes.

Altecs Partner of the Year recipient was determined based on sales volume for 2014 along with the number of clients the partner organization helped go paperless with Sage ERP Document Management over the full year.

One client in the publishing industry that went paperless in 2014 remarked that they have already been able to eliminate five filing cabinets from their office and save on off-site storage fees with the help of ADSS Global and Altec. They also noticed their auditing process has been simplified and access to documents has been improved.

ADSS Global prides itself on offering best of breed applications to our customers and Altecs Document Management system is the product of choice for us to recommend because of the quality, level of integration with SAGE, along with their excellent customer support, said Peter Kaufman, President of ADSS Global.

About Altec

Altec is a leading provider of Integrated Document Management (IDM) solutions to mid-market companies. For more than 30 years, Altec has provided a wide range of accounting-centric paper to paperless solutions including its flagship product, Sage ERP Document Management, which enables companies to capture, archive, workflow and route structured and unstructured documents to customers, employees and vendors. Altecs comprehensive solutions include IDM, output management, MICR check disbursement and paper documents that serve more than 13,000 customers worldwide. Altec enjoys strong, collaborative partnerships with ERP solution providers like Sage Software to provide the most comprehensive, integrated enterprise document management solution. Altec delivers its IDM solutions through a global network of authorized partners in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Visit Altec at http://www.altec-inc.com or call April Blankenship at 1-800-997-9921.

About ADSS Global

Founded in 1981, ADSS Global has been successful in making information work in an efficient and profitable way for many companies and organizations. Advanced Dedicated Systems Support with a Global reach is what you will have with ADSS Global.

At ADSS Global, we offer support and training on Sage 300 ERP, Sage 100 ERP, Sage HRMS, Sage CRM, Sage Fixed Asset System, Sage Mobile Solutions, Sage Payment Services and End-To-End Business Solutions including eCommerce, Warehouse Management, Project & Job Costing, Point of Sale, Bar Coding and EDI.

ADSS Global is represented by a staff of CPA’s, Network Engineers, Project Managers, and Developers all working together in a team approach. We can be your one source for End to End Business Solutions, Hardware, Software, Data and Voice Cabling, Internet Services, and Operating Systems.

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J & S Audio Visual and Alliance Connection Productions Team Up in the New Year To Offer Exclusive Entertainment Options in Mexico and the Dominican Republic

Detroit, MI (PRWEB) January 12, 2015

Alliance Connection Productions and J & S Audio Visual have launched a new partnership to break the status quo and provide cutting edge, interactive entertainment options to meeting planners and corporate groups in Latin America. With celebrity involvement and activities in paradise that shatter the team-building mold, meetings are supercharged and productivity is revived, helping companies reach those New Years resolution goals faster.

In a study done by the Workplace Research Foundation, highly engaged employees are 38% more likely to have above average productivity, and companies with engaged employees outperform those without by 202%. Fresh ideas to build worker morale are critical, and in increasingly high demand within the corporate world.

Alliance Connection Productions prides itself on delivering exceptional experiences for customers who want more. We are excited to be partnering with J & S Audio Visual who shares our level of quality and service that corporate groups come to expect, said Melissa Mango, President of Alliance Connection, Inc.

From rock camps, comedic improv classes and live band karaoke, to comedy shows, dance lessons and LIVE concerts, team building has a brand new spin. Alliance Connection Productions offers quality experiential entertainment where participants work with and learn from classic rock legends, as well as celebrities from American Idol, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, popular television shows and hit movies to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a tropical paradise. Employees are fully entertained while engaging, motivating and inspiring each other both individually and as a team.

J & S Audio Visual continually seeks out the finest partners throughout the United States, Mexico and Dominican Republic. From hotels to convention centers, entertainment to photography they favor sustainability, creative vision and innovative thinking in all of their relationships.

We ensure that our partners are, first and foremost, purveyors of quality. Thats why we are now very proud to announce our partnership with Alliance Connection Productions. With our seamless integration and pursuit of excellence together we will extend the level of service and quality that our corporate groups demand, said Silvia Perez, Marketing Director of J & S Audio Visual.

The options are endless, and there will never be a boring meeting again. As a special offer, meeting planners will receive a $ 5,000 entertainment credit for Alliance Connection Productions services when booking any audio-visual event with JSAV Latin America. Plus, when an event is booked before February 28th, Alliance Connection Productions will include a complimentary celebrity red carpet and a VIP after party! For more information on how you can AMP up your next event visit http://allianceconnection.uberflip.com/i/422978.

About Alliance Connection, Inc.: The leading strategic partnership-marketing firm in the United States specializes in identifying, designing and building strategic partnerships and promotions to grow business and exceed expectations. Alliance Connection is a diverse portfolio with one common thread: creating a connection between companies and consumers. Alliance Connection Productions, a branch of the company, produces experiential marketing solutions for the hospitality and meeting planning industry. http://www.allianceconnection.com.

About J & S Audio Visual, Inc.: J& S Audio Visual delivers the full spectrum of audio visual services to companies across North America. We help our clients capture their audience, communicate their message and support their brand by approaching their goals creatively rather than just technically and attending to every last detail, so their communications will make a lasting impression. We use our decades of international experience, full range of current technology, and team of tenured technicians to amaze clients with what can be done on budget. This has rewarded us with loyal and long-lasting relationships. Experience The JSAV Difference.. http://www.jsav.com







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