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Goodera raises $10M to bring employee volunteering to workplaces around the world

Goodera

As organizations navigate hybrid work environments and seek greater opportunities to be good corporate citizens, employee volunteering programs are becoming a favorite for combining social impact and employee engagement. Scaling with this trend, Goodera, the leading employee volunteering company, is today announcing a $10M series A funding round to bring employee volunteering to every workplace. Investors in this round include Elevation Capital, Zoom Ventures, Xto10X, Nexus Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, Binny Bansal, and others. “ Goodera has reimagined volunteering to meet the needs of the evolving workforce. Their inspiring growth makes me hopeful about a future where employers embrace action on important causes like diversity, equity, and climate change. I am excited to support Goodera in this mission of engaging millions of employees in volunteering. ” said Ursula Burns, the former CEO of Xerox. Ursula is an investor and mentor to Goodera. Goodera executes virtual, hybrid, and in-person volunteering experiences for employees in 100+ countries and 20+ languages across multiple causes - education, climate change, diversity and inclusion, accessibility, etc. benefitting 50k+ nonprofits. Goodera brings much-needed technology and innovation to the volunteering space. Goodera has grown into the market leader with over 400 customers like IBM, Target, EY, Amazon, and other leading brands, including 60 from Fortune 500. Goodera eliminates the friction and overhead of volunteering management for enterprises. Through Goodera, enterprises can provide on-demand, impactful and engaging volunteering experiences to employees worldwide. Some volunteering experiences include – reviewing resumes of BIPOC youth, assembling solar lamps for the homeless, planting trees, and cleaning up parks, among others. This important combination of social impact and employee engagement has seen adoption by companies in novel ways. New use cases include volunteering as a new employee onboarding activity, celebrating Holidays, as an agenda in town halls, and even as leadership and team-building exercises. “ Volunteering has become mainstream across companies of sizes, sectors, and geographies. It is the most meaningful employee engagement, especially for Gen Z and millennials. Goodera solves a massive need that was underserved and overlooked, especially in the remote and hybrid working environment. We are proud to be a customer and now an investor in their ambition to bring volunteering to every workplace,” said Sanjay Rao, Head of Corporate Development, M&A Strategy, and Zoom Ventures. “ Every team in the world wants to volunteer, but there is insane friction in the process. From finding the right nonprofit to finalizing the volunteering activity, logistics, and impact measurement, there are a lot of overheads. We simplify volunteering and eliminate these overheads. Millions of employees can now volunteer without spending time and effort on volunteer management. We are proud of the social impact we have created for thousands of nonprofits and relish the joy and empathy we bring to millions of employees. This fundraise will help us scale our infrastructure to enable millions of employees to volunteer,” said Abhishek Humbad, Founder and CEO of Goodera. As of today, Goodera’s platform provides access to 10M+ employees through their customers, and they aim to reach 100M+ employees by 2025. Goodera will invest the funds to scale its team, technology, and activity catalog. About Goodera Goodera is the world’s leading platform for employee volunteering. Goodera curates volunteer opportunities across causes from 50K+ nonprofits and hosts them as an engaging experience for employees. With presence in 100+ countries, their volunteering programs are making social impact accessible and engaging for employees in every workplace - in-person, remote, and hybrid. Goodera powers corporate volunteerism programs for 400+ enterprises, 60 of which are from Fortune 500. About Abhishek Humbad Abhishek is the Founder & CEO of Goodera, a leading employee volunteering platform. He has spent more than a decade building enterprises focused on social and environmental impact. Goodera aims to be the Airbnb of employee volunteering with Goodera and engage every workplace on the planet with their volunteer experiences Contact Details Goodera Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://www.goodera.com/

November 16, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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CORRECTING AND REPLACING: Ryan VanDePutte Joins Inspirant Group as Sales Director

Inspirant Group

Inspirant Group, the award-winning disruptive management Consulting firm, has appointed Ryan VanDePutte as Sales Director. With a multi disciplinary background, VanDePutte has deep experience in project delivery, enterprise, and mid-market sales, assisting companies in simplifying their unique business and technology challenges. In his new role, VanDePutte will drive transformation initiatives and business development for the fast-growing Chicagoland company. “We’re thrilled to welcome Ryan to our team of Unconsultants. It is the exact right time to have his leadership and expertise at this stage of Inspirant Group ’s growth as we continue to expand our service offerings,” said Meighan Newhouse, Co Founder and CEO, Inspirant Group. “I’m delighted to join Inspirant Group and the talented team of Unconsultants in developing the Appian practice area,” VanDePutte shared. “This will allow us to draw upon the team’s collective knowledge base and experience in delivering best in class transformation initiatives to our clients.” VanDePutte holds a Bachelor of Science degree in operations management and information systems from Ball State University - Miller School of Business. He resides in the Chicagoland area with his wife and three children. Founded in 2017, Inspirant Group is the award-winning, remote-first management “UNconsulting” firm that takes companies from inspiration to transformation. By stripping away the bureaucracy and complexity associated with the traditional “big 4” and mid-tier consulting firms, Inspirant ’s team of UNconsultants delivers high touch service and advises clients in three service lines: strategy & operational agility, talent & organization, and technology & data. This mirrors the company’s approach to any engagement: optimize processes, ensure the right people are in the right seats, and make the tech and data work for the client (and not the other way around). Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Inspirant is Certified™ by Great Place to Work ®, the employee experience award, and was honored with two 2022 Built In awards including Best Remote-First Places to Work in the US and 22 StartUps to Watch in Chicago. For more information, visit: Inspirantgrp.com and follow us on LinkedIn. Contact Details Julie Livingston +1 347-239-0249 julie@wantleverage.com Company Website https://inspirantgrp.com

November 14, 2022 09:30 AM Central Standard Time

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Political and Public Affairs Consultants Gather in London for 55th Annual International Association of Political Consultants Conference

International Association of Political Consultants

With the US midterm, Israeli, and Brazilian elections recently completed, international political and public affairs consultants from around the world will gather in London, UK for the 55 th annual International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) conference to share, learn and discuss democracy, election strategy and the latest trends in campaigns. The conference will take place at the Royal Horseguards Hotel (2 Whitehall Court) from Monday November 14 th to Wednesday, November 16 th. The conference will feature speakers including: · Dame Arlene Foster PC – Former First Minister of Northern Ireland · Frances O’Grady – General Secretary of the Trades Union Council (UK) · Feyi Akindoyeni – President, Australian Professional Government Relations Association · Hakan Svenneling MP – Left Party of Sweden · Christopher Hope – Associate Editor (Politics) of the Daily Telegraph · Guy Benson – Fox News contributor and Political Editor of Townhall.com · John Zogby – Founder of the Zogby international poll Among the topics for discussion: · Diversity in politics – What does it really mean · How do governments communicate to stakeholders · European future borders and internal divides · US midterms – What happened and what does it mean · The role of the media in shaping political discourse Established in 1968, The International Association of Political Consultants is committed to fostering democracy and the democratic process throughout the world. Members span a variety of political backgrounds and activities fostering the growing and diverse profession of political consulting as well as the practical aspects of democratic elections. Contact Details International Association of Political Consultants Marcel Wieder - Vice President Communications +1 416-907-2126 marcel@aurorastrategy.com Company Website https://www.iapc.org

November 11, 2022 12:18 PM Eastern Standard Time

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The Blood Supply Shortage: Why it’s Happening and How You Can Help

YourUpdateTV

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/8kShJVgN2pc This is the worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. Amid this crisis, doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. Blood and platelet donations are critically needed to help prevent further delays in vital medical treatments. The blood supply took a major hit about as the Covid-19 pandemic took over the healthcare system. Shortages could potentially lead to the postponement of surgeries, other medical procedures, and be a major issue if a mass casualty event were to happen. Every year 4.5 million Americans will need a blood transfusion. Someone in your audience or their loved one could be in need. With the blood shortage being a major health issue potentially affecting so many, what can be done and what should we know? Dr. Glenn Ramsey, chair of the College of American Pathologists Transfusion Committee recently conducted a nationwide media tour to inform the public on what is being done. Topics that Dr. Ramsey discussed included: With the current blood shortage, the recent changes in blood donation restrictions The importance of donating blood Keeping the blood supply strong Why there is always a shortage How the current blood supply is being maximized What the most common incidents are in which blood donation is needed For more information please visit americasblood.org and newsroom.cap.org Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 11, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Fall Health Checklist from the College of American Pathologists

YourUpdateTV

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/DotHvhg8XQw Summer is coming to a close, which means it’s the perfect time to take stock of your health and set yourself up for success the rest of the year. The FDA has recently changed their guidelines regarding Covid at-home tests, now advising people to take three tests, instead of the previously recommended two tests. The agency issued the update just ahead of the back-to-school season – an attempt to reduce the risk of infection being missed and to help people from unknowingly spreading the virus. But COVID isn’t the only thing on people’s minds. With fall approaching, cold and flu season isn’t far behind. This time of year can create confusion for people who may not be able to tell the difference between COVID symptoms and cold/flu symptoms. There are also concerns about the spread of Monkeypox and the re-emergence of Polio. During a nationwide media tour on September 15 th, Dr. Emily Volk – President of the College of American Pathologists discussed: Changing FDA guidelines around COVID testing and what you need to know Navigating flu shots and COVID boosters Tips for knowing the difference between COVID symptoms and cold/flu symptoms Additional insights on recent health concerns such as Monkeypox and Polio For more information, visit CDC.GOV or FDA.GOV Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 11, 2022 10:31 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Leading Transformational Change for Sustainability

1BusinessWorld

Contact Details 1BusinessWorld Media Enquiries +1 212-220-6677 info@1businessworld.com Company Website https://1businessworld.com

November 10, 2022 02:34 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Dynamic Works Institute to Launch CWDP Recertification Package at NAWDP Youth Symposium

Dynamic Works Institute

Dynamic Works Institute, a leading provider of transformative training for individuals, corporations and community-based organizations, will introduce its new Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) Recertification Package at the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) 2022 Youth Symposium, booth 211. The show will take place from November 14-16 at The Westin Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.). Achieving CWDP certification demonstrates that a workforce development professional has completed the required training In order to maintain their CWDP certification, workforce development professionals must complete at least 60 hours of professional development related to one or more of the five competencies identified by NAWDP, which include: Customer Service Methodology, Diversity in Workforce Development, Labor Market Information and Intelligence, Principles of Communication, and Workforce Development Structure, Policies and Programs. The new CWDP Recertification Package from Dynamic Works Institute is specifically designed and delivered by workforce training experts to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals who wish to recertify for their CWDP certification. The Recertification Package includes a selection of live and asynchronous online course options covering all five core competencies identified by NAWDP, which customers can attend as their schedules allow. “We’re excited to introduce our new CWDP Recertification program, as it addresses an unmet need to help busy workforce development professionals receive the training they need for recertification,” said Paul Dunn, CEO of Dynamic Works Institute. “Our live and asynchronous online courses work with our customers’ busy schedules to build on their current skills and help improve job performance. In addition, they are specifically designed to meet the requirements outlined by NAWDP for CWDP recertification.” Dynamic Works Institute’s new Recertification Package can provide the full 60 hours of instruction required for CWDP recertification or supplement any remaining required hours necessary. Customers can choose from a selection of 30, 15 and 10-hour course options, with packages focused on case management, customer empowerment, working with special populations, and more. In addition, all customers are enrolled in 10 hours of free live training to support their success and build a network of peers. After finishing the course, customers receive their completed NAWDP paperwork and application form available for download and submission. To learn more about Dynamic Works Institute’s new CWDP Recertification Package, stop by booth 211 at the NADWP 2022 Youth Symposium, or visit https://dynamicinstitute.com/. About Dynamic Works Institute Dynamic Works Institute offers over 300 virtual, interactive courses, coaching and live webinars to transform the value and success individuals, corporations and community-based organizations derive from their work. The company’s convenient and relevant virtual training services, complemented with extreme customer service, develop the skills and mindsets that make work life more fulfilling. Contact Details Dynamic Works Institute Gena Leisten +1 513-238-4665 gleisten@dwfs.us O’Keeffe PR Dan O’Keeffe +1 513-221-1526 dan@okeeffepr.com Company Website https://dynamicinstitute.com

November 10, 2022 10:03 AM Eastern Standard Time

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US Navy Veteran Todd Harmon Talks Shop and Shares Growth Strategies for Minuteman Press Franchise in Cincinnati

Minuteman Press International Inc

US Navy Veteran Todd Harmon is no stranger to owning his own business. Prior to joining the Minuteman Press franchise family in April 2018, Todd had previously owned other small businesses and franchises. His Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing center is located in the Kenwood area of Cincinnati, Ohio, at 7681 Montgomery Road. In this interview, Todd shares why he chose Minuteman Press, how his military and business experience has helped him in the printing industry, and how products such as signage and mailings with a heavy focus on Every Door Direct Mail have helped spur the growth of his printing business. What is your professional background? Todd Harmon: “I am a United States Navy Veteran. Prior to franchising, I owned an independent small business that manufactured new and refurbished pallets in the wood products industry. I have also previously owned two other franchises in the retail and restaurant industries. I chose Minuteman Press due to its #1 ranking in print franchising and the excellent work-life balance it would provide my family. Both of my children now work in the business with me. It also appealed to me as a privately owned company with a great royalty structure for franchisees.” What has the support from Minuteman Press International been like for you? Todd Harmon: “Local support from my field rep Ryan McIntyre and RVP Gary Nowak has been outstanding. They are a great resource when I need to discuss hiring/personnel and major business decisions. The FLEX software support team is always very responsive to our needs.” How do you describe your business and capabilities to potential clients? Todd Harmon: “I explain to clients that we are actually a print and small business marketing and consulting firm. Because of my previous business experience owning two other successful local franchises prior to Minuteman Press, I can really relate to these folks and help them reach their target customers through effective print and mail marketing strategies. Our customer service and fast turnaround times really set us apart from the competition.” What are the high-demand products and services that have really been helpful for your clients? Todd Harmon: “Signage, including installation if applicable, with fast turnaround times have really helped our clients. We can drop ship anywhere for them even on weekends. Quick design services for budget-conscious small businesses are much-appreciated by our customers. Our #1 key growth area is in direct mail services. We have also built a very strong Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) business. We work with and educate our customers through every step of the EDDM process.” What are some of the key ways you’ve grown your business? Todd Harmon: “Our high level of customer service and fast turnaround times have led to many referrals. We have grown through participation in a local BNI networking group. I am committed to consistent SEO/SEM marketing, email blasts, direct mail, and always promoting our EDDM services at every opportunity.” How would you best describe your community? Todd Harmon: “We enjoy a very dense business community around our shop. There are offices, medical facilities, restaurants, and many non-profit firms in our local area, as well as schools and many large church organizations. All of our clients demand a high level of professional customer service that we strive every day to meet.” Why do you think printing remains so vital to businesses today? Todd Harmon: “Print is a more trustworthy advertising medium and can allow you to reach a more targeted audience. For instance, I believe an engaging, tangible EDDM mail piece with a strong offer will yield a higher ROI than other advertising mediums, especially for restaurants and home repair/service businesses.” What are the biggest rewards of owning your business? Todd Harmon: “Following my military service, I have always owned my own business. I get great satisfaction from operating a profitable customer service focused small business. I enjoy the challenge.” What advice would you give to other owners right now? Todd Harmon: “Minuteman Press gives you the freedom to make the print shop your own, allowing you to focus on your strengths. Embrace it and have fun. Also, h ire staff that will help you build a culture of customer service in your shop. ” Todd Harmon’s Minuteman Press franchise is located at 7681 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. For more information, call 513-531-7600 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/oh/cincinnati22/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and see Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

November 10, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Volatus Aerospace Announces Closing of Synergy Aviation and iRed Remote Sensing Acquisitions

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company") is pleased to report that it has completed the acquisitions of Synergy Aviation of Edmonton Alberta, first announced on October 13, 2022 and iRed Remote Sensing of Emsworth, England, first announced on October 28, 2022. Synergy Aviation provides Volatus with a strong position in Oil and Gas infrastructure monitoring with the ability to introduce green drone technologies to provide a competitive advantage for growth in that sector. The addition of iRed reinforces the company’s offering in infrared inspection and expands its geographic presence in UK and Europe. “The addition of these two companies adds approximately $7.5MM in proforma revenue and $1MM in proforma EBITDA for the first nine months bringing Volatus proforma revenue to $30MM with a proforma EBITDA of ($1.63MM) for the first 3 quarter,” said Abhinav Signhvi, Chief Financial Officer for Volatus Aerospace. “The strong sales and positive EBITDA are particularly encouraging on the heels of our recently reported Q3 2022 revenue of $11.12MM with an EBITDA of $39,547.” “Our M&A strategy of adding accretive companies such as these to our portfolio provides added financial strength and strategic advantage consistent with our long-term vision,” added Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus Aerospace. *Non-IFRS measure. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") should not be construed as alternatives to comprehensive loss or income determined in accordance with IFRS. EBITDA does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and, therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. The Company defines EBITDA as IFRS net loss excluding interest expense, depreciation and amortization expense. The Company believes that EBITDA is a meaningful financial metric as it measures cash generated from operations which the Company can use to fund working capital requirements, service future interest and principal debt repayments and fund future growth initiatives. About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout North America and growing into Latin America and globally. Volatus serves civil, public safety, and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, as well as R&D, design, and manufacturing. Through our subsidiary, Volatus Aviation, we are introducing green and innovative drone solutions to supplement and replace traditional aircraft and helicopters for long-linear inspections such as pipeline, energy, rail, and cargo services. Volatus is committed to carbon neutrality; the fostering of a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace; and responsible governance. Forward-Looking Information This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs, and current expectations of the Company with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Often, but not always, forward-looking information and forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” (or other variations of the foregoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information includes information regarding: (i) the business plans and expectations of the Company; and (ii) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial, and economic data and operating plans, strategies, or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to the Company, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Forward-looking information and forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to it and on assumptions it believes to be not unreasonable in light of all of the circumstances. In some instances, material factors or assumptions are discussed in this news release in connection with statements containing forward-looking information. Such material factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: the commercialization of drone flights beyond visual line of sight and potential benefits to the Company; and meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSXV. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release and, other than as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Abhinav Singhvi +1 514-447-7986 abhinav.singhvi@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

November 10, 2022 06:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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