American Fidelity Named One of the Best Workplaces for Diversity

American Fidelity Colleagues on Patio

American Fidelity Colleagues Enjoy the Outdoor Patio

American Fidelity Colleagues

American Fidelity Colleagues

Jeanette Rice, American Fidelity President and COO

Jeanette Rice, American Fidelity President and COO

American Fidelity Assurance Company once again made FORTUNE magazine’s and the Great Place to Work Institute’s Best Workplaces for Diversity list.

At American Fidelity, we’re committed to having an inclusive culture to enable innovation, foster a great place to work for all environment and help us be a different opinion for our Customers.”

— Jeanette Rice, AF President and COO

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, USA, December 10, 2018 / — American Fidelity Assurance Company once again made FORTUNE magazine’s and the Great Place to Work Institute’s Best Workplaces for Diversity list.

“At American Fidelity, we’re committed to having an inclusive culture to enable innovation, foster a great place to work for all environment and ultimately help us be a different opinion for our Customers,” said AF President and COO Jeanette Rice. “We know that our ability to embrace the differences between individuals is key to our business success as it promotes a culture that embraces many views and perspectives.”

To determine the list, Great Place to Work analyzed the experiences of women, people of color, LGBTQ people, those who are Boomers or older, and people who have disabilities, comparing their survey results to their Colleagues’ at the same organizations. All told, these anonymous survey responses on more than 60 survey questions reflecting day-to-day workplace treatment represented more than 4.4 million employees’ work lives.

At American Fidelity, 52 percent of all leadership roles are held by women and the team is more than 13 percent ethnically diverse. Age-wise, the Company is 22 percent Baby Boomer, 47 percent Generation X and 31 percent Millennial.

Having an inclusive company starts with recruiting. To ensure diversity in recruiting efforts, AF partners with a staffing agency focused on diversity staffing and had an external firm conduct a Diversity and Inclusion Diagnosis Communications Audit of recruiting materials.

Although American Fidelity has long focused on creating a diverse, inclusive environment, they recently took things a step further by implementing unconscious bias training for Colleagues in Corporate and Human Resources, with plans to expand the training in the future.

Inclusion doesn’t just apply to Company Colleagues. American Fidelity provides voluntary employee benefits to our Customers in niche markets and tries mirror Customers as much as possible. For example, if a school needs Spanish-speaking representatives to explain employee benefits, AF will develop a team that best fits the needs of the Customer including bilingual managers, Colleagues and Sales representatives.

“The 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity are at the forefront of creating workplaces that are better for business and better for their people,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These workplaces not only pay attention to how diverse their workforce and management teams are, but close critical gaps in how all their people are treated and developed day-to-day.”


About American Fidelity
American Fidelity Assurance Company is a supplemental benefits provider serving more than 1 million Customers across 49 states with a focus on offering a different opinion for Customers in the education, public sector, auto retail and healthcare industries. More information can be found at

American Fidelity has earned an “A+” (Superior) from the A.M. Best Company since 1982. One of the nation’s leading insurance company rating services, A.M. Best conducts a strict review process for financial stability every year.

American Fidelity has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine 11 times.

The Company was also selected for several other lists by Fortune, including: Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces in Finance and Insurance, Best Companies for Giving Back, Best Workplaces for Women and the Human Capital 30: Companies that Put Employees Front and Center.

Lindsey Sparks
Corporate Communications Team Leader

Melody Wortmann
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications, Creative Services and Culture

About the Best Workplaces for Diversity
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing more than 4.4 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.

Read our new book: “A Great Place to Work for All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World.” Learn more on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Lindsey Sparks
American Fidelity
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Peregrine Energy Partners Acquires Royalty Properties in Madison County, MS

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED_STATES, December 10, 2018 / — Peregrine Energy Partners has agreed to acquire producing and non-producing oil and gas royalties in Madison County, Mississippi from an undisclosed seller.

This acquisition features production from the nation’s largest CO2 field East of the Mississippi River known as the Jackson Dome. The Jackson Dome, located near Jackson, Mississippi, was discovered during the 1970s by operators looking for traditional oil and gas reserves. It now serves as the primary CO2 source on the Gulf Coast for tertiary recovery operations in oil fields across Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

According to Peregrine’s Managing Director CJ Tibbs, “Royalty interests in an area like the Jackson Dome are extremely rare to come across, largely in part to the prolific reserves this field is known to hold.”

Operated by Denbury Resources out of Dallas, TX, the Jackson Dome field is one of the most important assets in the operator’s portfolio. “The CO2 produced from Jackson Dome,” Mr. Tibbs remarked, “is an asset of great importance to Denbury as it is THE critical component in their enhanced recovery methods all over the Gulf Coast.”

“With Denbury Resources continuing to expand their pipelines and processing capabilities throughout the area,” Mr. Tibbs added, “we expect this to be an asset that provides solid cashflow for years to come.”

Over the past 12 months, Peregrine has been very active working with mineral owners nationwide looking for divestment options for part or all of their producing royalties.

This acquisition will go to help feed a growing demand from 1031 investors who are looking to diversify their exchange into more than traditional real estate. “Most real estate investors are just now learning that they have options when it comes to replacement property for their 1031 exchange,” said Wolf Hanschen, Co-Founder of Peregrine. “Oil and gas royalties have been used for decades by investors existing brick and mortar real estate.”

Peregrine Energy Partners are private purchasers of oil and natural gas royalties with over 50 years of combined experience. Over the past 15 years, the company’s founders have enjoyed working with hundreds of mineral owners in 30 states across millions of acres.

With its corporate headquarters in Dallas and an acquisition office in Denver, Peregrine is dedicated to providing value and optionality to royalty owners to maximize the value of their minerals while delivering institutional quality royalty properties to clients looking for long-term monthly income from a non-correlated asset class.
To learn more or to obtain a valuation of your minerals, contact CJ Tibbs at (214)-329-1452 or To learn more about available 1031 properties, contact Wolf Hanschen at (214)-483-1997 or

CJ Tibbs
Peregrine Energy Partners
+1 2143291452
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SOVREN Secures $1,150,000 in Seed Funding to Launch Regulated Blockchain Securities Platform

Sovren Team

Sovren Team

Sovren Founders

Sovren Founders

Sovren Logo

Sovren Logo

A London based startup is building a challenger platform for Capital fund raising for Enterprises based on Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence technologies.

LONDON, BERKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, December 10, 2018 / — Sovren announced on Friday 7th of December, 2018, that it has raised $1,150,000 through a Seed funding round, which was led by Chaintechplc a leading Blockchain fund and incubator based in London. This follows their successful Seed Round from 2 key Institutional players in Blockchain, NextGenFund and BFG from Switzerland and South Korea respectively.

Sovren, a challenger in the Security Token Issuance (STO) and Trading Market, is on a mission to fundamentally change the way traditional capital funding and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) operate today. Through adoption of Blockchain technologies, automating business processes through Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence, the cost and timescales for funding will be significantly reduced whilst access to investment products will be made available to an audience of investors that to date has not had the opportunity to invest in these new innovative products, such as asset backed loan products.

Sovren is also aiming to create a secondary market for Security Tokens. Through its Blockchain based Mobile Application, regulated securities products, stocks and STOs, will be available to trade safely and securely.

“Our mission is to make the trillion dollars of illiquid assets, liquid and available to the global trading market. Blockchain and AI technologies will streamline fund raising and investment businesses that to date have seen very slow progress for innovation, specifically when it comes to making use of the best technologies to make investment more accessible to a global audience to build and create wealth. “said Avijeet Jayashekhar, founder and CEO of Sovren.

“My main motivation for launching Sovren was driven out of the fact that I have always felt investment and wealth building was an exclusive market controlled by the few. I entered the Blockchain space as I felt it will break this mould, for the first time wealth was being built by global communities of investors, investing in projects they believed in, not controlled and distributed by the few “ said Wynand de Jager, founder and CTO of Sovren.

“We are now very excited to appoint Mr. Peter Kudera to the Sovren’s Board as an important next step in our continued growth. He will bring a wealth of experience to our business having had a long career as a prominent and successful business man, including now in Blockchain. The Sovren technology will be at the forefront of bringing innovation to capital markets and we have no doubt that having Mr. Kudera on board will further enhance our trajectory to making our ambitious project a reality “ said the Sovren Founders jointly.

In regards to the company’s growth and development, Peter Kudera, Chairman at Chaintechplc added:

“Capital fund raising through Blockchain and Security token issuance is the beginning of a new era of Financial revolution and the market is ready for global adoption. It empowers business owners to raise funds through innovative regulated products other than just traditional equity or debt issuance. Fund raising through fractional ownership of security assets executed over Digital smart contract will challenge the very existence of Traditional Stock Exchanges. We look forward to support Sovren and be part of their mission to bring Fintech innovation in the regulated digital securities market.”

Sovren is raising another $2 Million to accelerate the growth of the business and close the current investment round. The funding will be used to complete the delivery of a full suite of products related to making financing and investment more accessible to main stream investors with a target launch date of mid-2019.

For more information visit

Investor Relations:
Natalia Boruch
Head of Investments

Sovren is headquartered at Techhub, 20 Ropemaker St, London EC2Y 9HU.

Avijeet Jayashekhar
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Capitalize on the booming kiosk market by investing in an emerging industry leader

Customer in quick service restaurant using Juke technology

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, US, December 10, 2018 / — Juke has changed the world of self-ordering kiosks with innovative solutions designed to generate substantial revenue for restaurants. Now, the thriving Alabama start-up allowing those who want to capitalize on its success to join the company’s investment team.

Juke, operating for more than five years, has rapidly gained success by manufacturing a complete hardware and software solution focused on the restaurant and hospitality industries. The company, with seed funding from its founders, has gained market share by consistently generating more than a million dollars in revenue annually throughout its infancy.

Solidifying a foothold in the kiosk market, Juke, with machines deployed worldwide, has begun making available immediate opportunities for outside investors to become part of and benefit from one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

Juke intends to raise capital to expand its technology into other industries, as well as develop advanced artificial intelligence technology. Juke leaders want to do what similar companies have done – provide scores of jobs for residents and generate millions in tax revenue for the state.

Kiosks are a key piece of the worldwide technology revolution. These units — ranging from free-standing machines to hand-held devices – are being used almost everywhere, at airports, banks, transportation facilities, restaurants and hospitals. Kiosks have significantly changed the landscape of the business world, in many cases forcing employees to learn new skill that make them more value to their employers and the customers they serve.

While kiosks become more prevalent, their presence will only continue to grow. That’s why it’s vital that local businesses and states that are not prepared to embrace the rapid spread of technology in the consumer space many tax dollars and businesses can be lost. Recent research shows the self-service kiosk industry is expected to reach $36 billion dollar in revenue by the year 2024.

Restaurants are choosing Juke because the company helps restaurants generate more revenue and profit, smooth their operations by making labor more efficient and reducing theft and enhance the consumer experience in such a way that keeps them coming back.

What separates Juke from the competition is the team’s expertise, proven strategies targeted to meet a restaurant’s specific needs and, of course, its diverse product lineup.

To become a Juke partner or for more information, contact or 844-337-5853.

+1 844-337-5853
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Marvin Baker

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Newbean Capital Announces Agreement to Sell Indoor Ag-Con to Event Industry Veterans, Expands to New Locations & Topics

Newbean Capital today announced an agreement to sell its Indoor Ag-Con events to event industry veterans Nancy Hallberg, Kris Sieradzki and Brian Sullivan.

We see great potential for growth in indoor agriculture, and are excited to bring greater resources to Indoor Ag-Con”

— Nancy Hallberg, Indoor Ag-Con LLC

ATLANTA, GA, USA, December 10, 2018 / — Atlanta, GA (December 9, 2018) – Newbean Capital, a US registered investment adviser, today announced an agreement to sell Indoor Ag-Con LLC to three event industry veterans; Nancy Hallberg, Kris Sieradzki and Brian Sullivan.

Founded by Newbean Capital in 2013, Indoor Ag-Con was one of the first events to recognize the potential in the nascent indoor agriculture industry, the practice of growing crops in containers, greenhouses and warehouses using hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic techniques. The tech-focused events have grown rapidly and are now hosted in Las Vegas, the US East coast and Singapore each year. In 2015, the events became crop agnostic, expanding to cover legal cannabis and alternate proteins as well as leafy greens and non-food crops.

The acquisition sets the stage for a significant expansion of Indoor Ag-Con globally, bringing exceptional talent and experience to the events. Nancy and Kris founded leading event housing group Connections Housing over thirty years’ ago; the Company manages over 250 events annually, some with over 100,000 participants. Brian brings a wealth of experience in event planning and trade show management, with more than 20 years’ experience in managing large scale shows for companies such as Reed Exhibition and Clarion Events. Nicola Kerslake, founder of Newbean Capital, will remain involved in Indoor Ag-Con as Chief Curator, creating agendas and curating speakers for each event. She remains deeply involved in the indoor agriculture industry, thanks to her rapidly growing alternate finance business, Contain Inc, which will provide white papers for Indoor Ag-Con events going forward.

“We see great potential for growth in indoor agriculture, and are excited to bring greater resources to Indoor Ag-Con” commented Nancy Hallberg. “We’ll be rolling out new initiatives, partnerships and event locations in short order” says Brian Sullivan, adding “we’ll again be returning to Las Vegas for our flagship event in spring 2019 and will announce the details of our plans before the end of the month.”

Our next event is the 4th Annual Indoor Ag-Con Asia, a two-day event that will be hosted at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on January 15-16, 2019. It will include exhibition tables and an exciting lineup of industry-leading speakers, and will be opened by SMS Koh of the Republic of Singapore. We will be covering a broad range of crop types – such as, leafy greens, mushrooms, insects, aquaculture and medicinal crops – as well as technologies ranging from artificial intelligence to LED lighting to control systems. New features for 2019 include a startup alley in the exhibition hall, allowing entrepreneurs to easily showcase their startups, unconferencing sessions, and onsite mini workshops from Singaporean vertical farming equipment company Upgrown Farming.

The event is accompanied by a pitch competition, Indoor Ag-Ignite, whose goal is to find the most innovative new ideas globally in indoor agriculture, and the competition is open to any team or company of under 40 employees developing or deploying technologies for the indoor agriculture industry. Three winning teams will receive prize packages including Startup SG grants of S$50,000 per team thanks to the sponsorship of Enterprise Singapore, as well as substrates and technical advice from Smithers Oasis.

4th Annual Indoor Ag-Con Asia
Date – January 15-16, 2019
Place – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Registration – currently open to the general public from US$399
Features – Two-day seminar, with keynote speakers, exhibition hall, after-party, and pitch competition
More Info – please visit and, email or call +1.775.623.7116

About Indoor Ag-Con LLC
Indoor Ag-Con was founded by Newbean Capital in 2013, and has since grown to the premier event in indoor agriculture, the practice of growing crops, raising fish and insects in indoor systems, using hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic techniques. Its events are tech-focused and crop-agnostic, covering produce, legal cannabis, alternate protein and non-food crops. It hosts events in Las Vegas, Singapore and the US East coast. In December 2018, three event industry professionals – Nancy Hallberg, Kris Sieradzki and Brian Sullivan – purchased Indoor Ag-Con LLC from Newbean Capital, so setting the stage for further expansion of the events globally.
More information:

About Newbean Capital
Newbean Capital is a US-based registered investment adviser that manages an early stage venture capital mandate for the US Treasury and has a consulting practice in indoor agriculture that works primarily with multinationals and large institutional investors. Its founder – Nicola Kerslake – has a longstanding interest in agriculture investment, having previously covered agriculture stocks as a highly-rated equity analyst and managed investment portfolios that covered the sector for large institutional investors. In late 2016, she founded an alternate finance business – Contain Inc – that works with indoor farmers and with lenders to provide lease finance and – through a relationship with an independent broker – insurance.
More information:,

Nancy Hallberg
Indoor Ag-Con LLC
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Ndex Systems Launches Outsourced Account Aggregation and Reporting Services for Family Offices

To acquire and report on data from many sources efficiently and error free is a big challenge for family offices. Ndex launches the tools and support to do so.

We are devoting significant resources and developing new technology to support family offices in reducing costs and delivering the highest level of data accuracy and convenience to their clients.”

— John Larson, Ndex Systems U.S.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, December 10, 2018 / — To meet the demands of family offices servicing high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients Ndex Systems has launched the most robust account aggregation, data validation and reporting services in the financial industry. In today’s environment financial and tax reporting must be free from errors. At the same time, it must be performed efficiently and without the need for manual, time consuming processes.

Ndex, a leader in the ability to aggregate and reconcile data with over 135 direct custody feeds, 4600 financial sites accessed and an optical reading and journaling system for PDF statements, can acquire data from any source and in any format.

Auto-Reconciliation Services

With data feeds reconciled each day plus automatic uploads of custodial statements to be optically scanned and journaled, Ndex automatically and continuously performs the most robust data validation process possible including:

• daily data validation and reconciliation
• cumulative daily data validation vs. monthly data as reported by the custodian
• cumulative monthly data validation vs. the custodian’s annually reported data and tax forms

Tax Reporting Automation

In collaboration with its sister company Artiffex Ndex has built automation tools for the accounting industry. These tools are designed specifically to eliminate manual data entry and reduce margins of error around the reconciliation of taxable investment portfolios, thereby resulting in significant time savings.

Family office clients can also outsource the accounting and reconciliation of taxable activities to Ndex/Artiffex for generating fully reconciled realized gain/loss, realized income, foreign asset declaration and accounting summary reports.

Outsourced Reporting Services

For family offices that do not wish to spend valuable time learning aggregation and reporting system technologies Ndex serves as an outsourced staff for account aggregation, reconciliation and reporting. Now the time of administrative and support staff can be devoted to more valuable and productive activities to enhance client relationships.

Ndex was founded in 1999 and services over 11,000 advisors who manage over $130 billion in assets. We are a leader in developing technology designed to reduce costs and eliminate manual activities. Our innovations in the area of account aggregation and data validation now make us the premier resource for firms looking to achieve both the highest level of efficiency in acquiring account data and highest level of accuracy in reporting account data.

John Larson
Ndex Systems U.S.
+1 978-922-2007
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Гости познакомятся с балийской культурой через текстиль

Саронги отражают исторические традиции Бали

Саронги носят для самых разных случаев, включая религиозные церемонии

Ritz-Carlton, Bali предоставляет гостям возможность испытать балийский ритуал

я с нетерпением жду возможности поделиться этим с нашими гостями, познакомить их с традиционным балийским стилем и тем, как он интегрируется сегодня в современную жизнь на Бали.”

— Тресна Дэви

NUSA DUA, BALI, INDONESIA, December 10, 2018 / — Отдавая дань культурному наследию острова, отель The Ritz-Carlton, Bali подготовил специальную программу Sarong Concierge (Консьерж сервис саронгов), предложив своим гостям уникальный экскурс в историю национального костюма и сделав их отдых в отеле еще более интересным и познавательным. Тресна Деви, Консьерж Саронгов на курорте, приглашает гостей познакомиться с различными видами балийских тканей и процессом создания саронга во время экскурсии. Гости также узнают о специальном этикете саронгов и даже попробуют примерить один из костюмов вместе с местными жителями во время посещения храма Hindu, расположенного неподалеку.

Традиционный местный наряд (или Kamen на балийском) – длинный кусок яркой ткани, обернутый вокруг тела и завязанный особым способом – часто используется по многих странах Юго-Восточной Азии и Персидского Залива, как для женщин, так и для мужчин. Саронг является отражением исторических традиций Бали и одевается по разным поводам, включая религиозные церемонии, школьные мероприятия, отдых и т.п. Благодаря этой программе, гости нашего курорта, признанного одним из лучших на Бали получили уникальную возможность стать частью местного сообщества и познакомиться с его культурой.

Во время экскурсии Тресна Дэви, наш Консьерж Саронгов, поделится своим опытом выбора саронгов и знанием балийской культуры. Тресна – одна из уважаемых членов местного общества, покажет четыре вида ткани, используемой на Бали для изготовления саронгов. Гости смогут не только увидеть образцы тканей, но и узнают об особенностях и основных характеристиках каждого саронга. После этого гости вместе с Тресной посетят мастерскую в Гианяре, славящемся своими ремесленниками и предметами искусства, чтобы увидеть процесс создания ткани «Endek» – официальной ткани острова – от ткацкого станка до окрашивания. Тресна также продемонстрирует способы правильного завязывания саронга в соответствии с этикетом, покажет, как носить его элегантно, как это делают королевские особы. Полученные знания можно будет тут же использовать при посещении местного храма Хинду, надев саронги, как это делают местные жители.
«Самое интересное в процессе создания саронга – это производство ткани» – говорит Тресна Дэви. «Меня всегда завораживает процесс скручивания нитей, одна за другой, для создания определенного рисунка, еще до того, как полотно будет выткано. И я с нетерпением жду возможности поделиться этим с нашими гостями, познакомить их с традиционным балийским стилем и тем, как он интегрируется сегодня в современную жизнь на Бали!».

На нашем сайте вы найдете еще больше информации о развлекательных и культурных программах в отеле, и сможете поделиться своими впечатлениями по тэгу #RCMemories.

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Об отеле The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.
Уникальность роскошного курорта The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, раскинувшегося вдоль побережья Индийского океана на южной оконечности острова – в сочетании белоснежного песка на берегу океана и возвышающегося утеса, на котором он находится. Захватывающие виды на голубую лагуну, 279 просторных и изысканно обставленных номеров и 34 великолепные виллы отеля делают его идеальным местом как для романтического путешествия, так и для семейных каникул или деловых встреч. На территории курорта – клубный лаунж, шесть элегантных ресторанов, огромный СПА-центр с экзотическими процедурами, детский клуб со множеством развлечений. Великолепная часовня для свадеб на берегу, многофункциональные площадки для проведения деловых и праздничных мероприятий – позволяют создавать события различных форматов , а наши талантливые организаторы сделают все необходимое, чтобы воплотить в жизнь самые заветные желания. Все это наполняет отдых воспоминаниями, которые останутся навсегда. Присоединяйтесь к нам на Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn.

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Отель Ritz-Carlton, Bali назван «Лучшим Семейным Пляжным Курортом» в Азии.

Отель Ritz-Carlton, Bali был удостоен престижной награды World Luxury Hotel Award

Семейный костер на пляже

Бесконечное веселье в Ritz-Kids

Ritz Kids предлагает образовательные мероприятия для детей

Драматическое расположение курорта в красивом туристическом анклаве Нуса Дуа

Нам всегда невероятно приятно получать столь престижные международные награды, но в этот раз еще и потому, что это уже вторая подряд победа в номинации «Лучший Курорт для Семейного Отдыха» в регионе.”

— Карим Таяч

NUSA DUA, BALI, INDONESIA, December 10, 2018 / — В очередной раз отель The Ritz-Carlton, Bali был удостоен престижной награды «World Luxury Hotel Award». Знаменитый пляжный курорт класса люкс на Бали назван Лучшим Курортом для Семейного Отдыха в регионе во время торжественной церемонии награждения, проходившей на Бали 10 ноября 2018г.

«Нам всегда невероятно приятно получать столь престижные международные награды, но в этот раз еще и потому, что это уже вторая подряд победа в номинации «Лучший Курорт для Семейного Отдыха» в регионе. Премия World Luxury Hotel Awards – это огромное достижение для нас, которым мы неимоверно гордимся. Мы, в отеле The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, верим в то, что создаем незабываемые воспоминания для всех наших гостей, включая детей, и мы с особой радостью встречаем на курорте семьи с детьми. У нас огромное количество мероприятий и развлечений для всей семьи, наши просторные номера, суиты и виллы с бассейнами идеально подходят для семейного отдыха» – говорит Генеральный Менеджер отеля Карим Таяч.

Основанная в 2006 году, премия «World Luxury Hotel Awards» – это одна из самых высоких наград в отельном бизнесе, дающая международное признание отелям по всему миру. Награды выдаются на основе выбора, сделанного гостями отелей, туристами, а также ключевыми игроками индустрии. Более 300000 туристов по всему миру каждый год делают свой выбор.

Детский клуб Ritz Kids в отеле создает атмосферу клубного дома. Здесь есть и собственный детский бассейн, и множество образовательных программ для детей всех возрастов – от «Ночного Сафари» до «Маленького Рыбака» и «Маленькой Русалочки». Развлечения для всей семьи включают и кинотеатр под открытым небом, и создание воздушных змеев, и даже участие в программе сохранения популяции морских черепах. Роскошные просторные номера и суиты, которые позволят с комфортом разместиться даже большим семьям, огромный бассейн и белоснежный песчаный пляж – все самое лучшее для веселых семейных каникул!

Обладатель множества наград, наш отель, признанный одним из лучших отелей на Бали предлагает гостям незабываемый пятизвездный отдых на курорте класса люкс. Здесь гостей ждет настоящая роскошь – просторные номера, отличное расположение и огромный выбор услуг, а также внимательный персональный сервис от наших Леди и Джентльменов, сотрудников отеля. Потрясающие виды, открывающиеся с вершины утеса, близость знаменитого туристического района Нуса Дуа, пышные тропические сады и белоснежный пляж дополняют идеальную картину отдыха. Просторные номера и суиты, многие из которых имеют выход в лагуну или собственный бассейн, а также виллы с собственными бассейнами считаются одними из лучших на Бали. Для тех, кто интересуется культурой и историей острова, наши консьержи подготовили множество интересных экскурсий, в то время как на самом курорте тоже есть чем заняться: от оздоровительных процедур и занятий спортом до участия в балийском ритуале «Очищения Души». Курорт также прекрасно подходит для проведения конференций и мероприятий на Бали, а романтическая часовня прямо на пляже просто создана для свадьбы мечты.

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Уникальность роскошного курорта The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, раскинувшегося вдоль побережья Индийского океана на южной оконечности острова – в сочетании белоснежного песка на берегу океана и возвышающегося утеса, на котором он находится. Захватывающие виды на голубую лагуну, 279 просторных и изысканно обставленных номеров и 34 великолепные виллы отеля делают его идеальным местом как для романтического путешествия, так и для семейных каникул или деловых встреч. На территории курорта – клубный лаунж, шесть элегантных ресторанов, огромный СПА-центр с экзотическими процедурами, детский клуб со множеством развлечений. Великолепная часовня для свадеб на берегу, многофункциональные площадки для проведения деловых и праздничных мероприятий – позволяют создавать события различных форматов , а наши талантливые организаторы сделают все необходимое, чтобы воплотить в жизнь самые заветные желания. Все это наполняет отдых воспоминаниями, которые останутся навсегда. Присоединяйтесь к нам на Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn.

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Des Plaines Office Equipment and affiliate companies re-brand under name Pulse Technology

Chip Miceli, President of Des Plaines Office Equipment

Chicago area document management/managed print firm selects new name after internal re-branding process; name applies to Illinois and Indiana locations

We liked the tagline that our team came up with, which is "Kickstart the heart of your business.”

— Chip Miceli

CAROL STREAM, IL, USA, December 9, 2018 / — A well-known Greater Chicago business, Des Plaines Office Equipment and its northern Indiana affiliates, Kramer & Leonard McShane’s, will soon operate under a new common name, Pulse Technology (

All of the locations will officially change to Pulse Technology effective January 1, 2019. The transition follows a re-branding effort undertaken at the direction of the company owners. There is no change in the ownership or management of the companies.

For Chip Miceli and his brother Victor, second-generation owners of Des Plaines Office Equipment, a business their father started in 1955, the last few years have been eventful in the evolution and growth of their company. Fresh off a string of acquisitions of local, smaller Chicago-area competitors, the company began to look at expanding both its offerings and its geographic footprint – and in the process undertook a re-branding exercise to select a name and tagline that better reflects the growing company’s mission.

Having made a significant investment into the area of Managed Services (IT), Des Plaines Office Equipment then invested in two Northern Indiana businesses, McShane’s, and Kramer & Leonard, and then implemented a merger of these two entities. The resulting merger and incorporation of the new Indiana businesses under the DPOE umbrella expanded the growing company’s offerings. The Indiana businesses added office products, facility, break room and safety supplies, as well as office furniture (and office design) to the menu of services. Conversely, these two established Indiana businesses could then offer Managed Print Services and Managed Network (IT) to its established customer base.

In the midst of this activity, the firm’s owners went about the business of buying and opening a new corporate headquarters building, located in Carol Stream, IL, to replace their previous headquarters in Elk Grove Village that was severely damaged by a microburst several years ago.

Already established as a national leader in the field of Managed Print Services (MPS), where Chip Miceli speaks before associations, leads discussion groups at trade meetings and mentors colleagues across the country, DPOE has expanded its core competencies to include Managed Network (IT) throughout the Chicago area.

As the firm added the new companies and new offerings, they saw their employee count jump to 120 and their annual sales hit $29 million – an impressive increase that also caught the attention of Inc. Magazine, who named the company to its Inc. 5000 list of the United States’ fastest-growing companies. DPOE has won a number of industry awards, including Elite Dealer, Hyakuman Kai, and their President, Chip Miceli, was named a “Difference Maker” by the national ENX Magazine. Simultaneously, McShane’s has been named best “Office Equipment and Supply” company 12 years in a row in the “Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly” magazine. More recently, DPOE once again claimed the coveted award “Elite Dealer” from ENX for 2018, as did Kramer & Leonard McShane’s.

Going through the acquisition and merger process, it occurred to the Miceli family that a name which better reflected the expanded technology and service offerings would be appropriate. With that, they set about the process of selecting a new name. Chip Miceli said, “We created a committee which was comprised of representatives of each of the companies, and had them collaborate on a new name. After a long process, lots of discussion and lots of creativity, our team came up with the name Pulse, which means moving with strong, regular beats, and to be filled with activity and feeling. We think the name reflects our expanding scope of technology and activity.”

The Carol Stream, Chicago and Rockford, IL locations will be under the Pulse umbrella as will the Indiana locations.

As the firm begins the migration of individual names to the Pulse brand, the first phase was that each company name – DPOE and Kramer & Leonard McShane’s – adds “a Pulse company” to its brand. Miceli said that as the name changes to Pulse, a website, will serve as the main URL. “We like the tagline that our team came up with, which is ‘Kickstart the heart of your business,’” he said.

About Kramer & Leonard McShane’s
Kramer & Leonard McShane’s is a Northern Indiana/suburban Chicago firm providing office furniture, office equipment, and services including Managed Network (IT). With a combined history dating to 1921, it is the merger of McShanes, and Kramer & Leonard. The firm maintains its office in Chesterton, IN (312 Roberts Road). Brian McShane serves as Chief Executive Officer and Greg Fox as President. The firm is part of the Des Plaines Office Equipment ( family of businesses. Chip Miceli serves as Chairman. For additional information, visit or

About Des Plaines Office Equipment
Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE), a 60+ year old, second-generation family business, is a leader in the field of print management, including multi-function printers and It/technology solutions, serving the greater Chicago area since 1955. Today, DPOE operates three Chicago area locations: its headquarters in Carol Stream, and a location in Chicago (211 West Wacker Drive) and Rockford (Loves Park, IL). Additionally, DPOE has partnered with several Indiana companies and maintains several locations there as well. DPOE is a leading provider of Sharp office equipment, Kyocera and VOIP telephone systems. The company offers the Sharp Aquos Board, an interactive display system, and customized video wall in its product line. DPOE provides products and services to a diverse client base that includes schools, hospitals, law offices, accounting firms, and financial institutions, among others. The firm has won the Sharp Document’s Hyakuman Kai award for sales excellence since 1988 and the Elite Dealer by The Week in Imaging since 2007. DPOE maintains corporate headquarters at 262 Carlton Drive, Carol Stream, Il. The firm is active in a number of area civic organizations, including the Greater O’Hare Business Association, the Small Business Advocacy Council, the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce and the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce. For additional information, please call 847-879-6400 or visit Visit the company’s new website at The company can be found on Facebook,

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Tamica Montilla Shares Some Truths That Credit Repair Companies Can't Get Away With

Tamica Montilla has over 10 years of business consulting and counseling in matters of personnel law, business commerce, consumer laws and finance laws.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, December 9, 2018 / — Tamica Montilla reposts that consumer debt is at an all-time high, and more than one out of every 120 households in America has had someone file for bankruptcy. As a result, many consumers may have difficulty obtaining credit because of negative items on their credit reports.

Unfortunately, some credit repair businesses try to take advantage of consumers' credit problems by promising to clear up their credit record or to help them establish a clean, new record, charging them high fees for services the business cannot provide. Many of these large businesses make promises once you pay them a monthly fee that must continue for more than a year. The end result is one finds themselves with little to no improvement on their credit file.

Furthermore, even more in debt due to the payments being made to the credit companies.

Montilla states that state and federal laws give consumers the right to have inaccurate information corrected, or information that doesn't apply to a consumer removed from his or her credit report. But accurate negative information generally cannot be removed and is allowed to remain on a credit report for seven years. Bankruptcies remain for 10 years.

Tamica Montilla states that under most state law, "credit services organizations," more commonly known as credit repair companies, are defined as businesses that provide advice, assistance and services regarding improving a consumer's credit record or obtaining a loan or an extension of credit. Their ads typically claim that they can "Erase bad credit!" or "Clean up your credit report!" Although the majority of these companies cannot deliver what they promise, few of the smaller companies seem to deliver more measurable results.

Montilla states that to protect consumers from unscrupulous credit repair companies, many states prohibit these companies from asking for or taking any payment before the promised services are fully performed. Credit repair companies also are required to obtain a $100,000 bond and are registered with the Office of the Attorney General.

A few types of companies, including banks, real estate agents, attorneys, and some non-profit organizations are exempt from these provisions of state law.

Tamica Montilla further lists that credit repair organizations must give consumers they do business with all of the following:

* A written and dated contract with a detailed description of the services to be performed and the total charge for those services;

* A notice of the consumer's right to cancel the contract for any reason within five days from the date of the transaction;

Tamica states that credit repair organizations are generally different from "debt negotiators," although the same company may claim it can provide both services. Debt renegotiation companies often advertise that they will help consumers get out of debt by negotiating with a consumer's creditors to lower interest rates or payments or reduce the total amount a consumer owes. The Federal Department of Consumer Affairs today issued a consumer alert about these types of companies, some of which charge fees up front and then fail to renegotiate debts or pay creditors. For more information on debt negotiation companies and a free legal guide on Credit Repair Services, visit the Department of Consumer Affairs website or contact the agency at 1-800-952-5210.

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