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News Article | February 15, 2017
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Learners Edge announces the addition of a new academic partner expanding the reach of continuing education courses for teachers throughout the state of California. While Learners Edge courses have been used by teachers throughout California, a partnership with highly respected University of the Pacific will expand teacher choice and further meet their professional development needs. Learners Edge offers over 120 continuing education options. Courses are designed for PreK-12 educators addressing many of today’s educational needs including curriculum focused upon Autism, Literacy, English Language Learners, At Risk Students, and Bullying (http://www.learnersedgeinc.com/all-courses). Courses are self-paced and able to be completed without having to step foot on a college campus, providing the flexibility that busy teachers need as they dedicate their time and energy to their classrooms. “Education changes so quickly,” said Joe Cotter, President and CEO of Learners Edge, “We have a team of former teachers and administrators constantly developing rigorous, applicable courses that are geared towards helping teachers stay in tune with the needs of today’s children.” Cotter continues, “Our new partnership with University of the Pacific Center for Professional and Continuing Education will help deliver that applicable learning to even more education professionals.” University of the Pacific is well known for its Benerd School of Education and also offers multiple Master of Arts (MA) in Education programs along with Doctoral Programs. Enhancing the University of the Pacific’s wide-range of Professional Development offerings through its Center for Professional and Continuing Education will meet the needs of new and experienced educators looking to expand their knowledge base. California teachers interested in exploring and registering for continuing education graduate credit through University of the Pacific, should visit Learners Edge website and select the University of the Pacific as their academic partner (http://www.LearnersEdgeInc.com).


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PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PECO’s George Sey Jr. and Christina Barker were recently recognized at the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference in Washington D.C. Sey received special recognition and was awarded the prestigious Anthony R. James Legacy Award, and Barker was honored as a Modern Day Technology Leader. “George and Christina have my deepest congratulations,” said Craig Adams, PECO president and CEO. “These awards represent the ongoing dedication of our employees, who are working every day to develop innovative ideas and solutions to transform the future of energy for our customers.” Ron Bradley, PECO vice president of Gas Operations, presented Sey with the Anthony R. James Legacy Award, which recognizes previous Black Engineers of the Year who have achieved excellence, prestige, visibility, and distinction. Sey, a senior engineer in PECO’s Electric Capacity Planning department, received the award for his technical expertise, strong work ethic, positive interpersonal skills and willingness to engage in roles beyond his core responsibilities. In addition, he is a technical expert for advanced grid technology applications and oversees the process to analyze thousands of renewable energy applications. Sey’s demonstrated leadership distinguishes him as a leader and valuable mentor for all young, minorities and aspiring engineers at PECO. Barker is a senior engineer in PECO’s Gas department, and was recognized with the Modern Day Technology Leader Award for her work as the Professional Development Chair for the Philadelphia National Society of Black Engineers Professionals Chapter. Barker also serves as the co-lead for the PECO Explorer’s Post Program, helping local high school students obtain real world and career skills through mentorship and positive role modeling. Four other employees from across the Exelon family of companies were also honored for their achievements at the BEYA Conference—three from Pepco, in Washington D.C., and one from Delmarva Power, in Delaware. The BEYA STEM Conference brings together students, college administrators, recruiters, engineering and IT professionals, scientists and high-level decision-makers from the corporate, government and military communities in an effort to broaden diversity in this country's technical and scientific work forces. The Modern Day Technology Leadership Awards are presented to those who are shaping the future of STEM related industries. PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to more than 1.6 million electric customers and more than 516,000 natural gas customers in southeastern, Pennsylvania. The company’s 2,500 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.3 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 8,700 local jobs and producing $732 million in labor income. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's only Fortune 100 utility and leading competitive energy provider. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter. If you are a member of the media and would like to receive PECO news releases via e-mail please send your e-mail address to PECO.Communication@exeloncorp.com.


News Article | March 2, 2017
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Dale Carnegie Training of Oklahoma is pleased to announce that it was named as one of the top 5 best Continuing Education or Professional Development Institutions for the okc.BIZ 2017 Best of Business program. This program recognizes the best local businesses by offering business owners and managers an opportunity to vote for their preferred business-to-business partners. Five Best of Business honorees from each of the 25 categories will be honored on March 16, 2017 at awards luncheon which will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Medical District. Winners will also be featured in the March 22, 2017 issue of Oklahoma Gazette, online at okc.BIZ and in the official 2017 Best of Business Awards magazine, which will be distributed at the awards luncheon. The Dale Carnegie Training of Oklahoma franchise is owned and led by Ron Moore, who has been delivering the Dale Carnegie Course® since 1987 and also facilitates programs on Sales, Leadership, Presentation Skills and Team building. Serving in both sales and training capacities for nearly three decades, and owning a small business since 1998, Moore’s top priority has always been performing at his absolute best. This is one reason why Ron Moore & Associates, Inc. was recognized by Dale Carnegie Training® with the organization’s Millennium Club Award in 2012. This exclusive award is reserved for the highest producing Dale Carnegie offices in sales and market penetration across 80 countries. Moore is deeply committed to the communities in which his franchise does business. He is a past board member of the Boys & Girls Club, involved in the “Leadership of St. Joseph, MO” project and continues to partner with businesses throughout Oklahoma to help them improve the performance of their people. He is also tribal member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. When asked what the secret to Dale Carnegie Training of Oklahoma’s success is, Moore enthusiastically responded, “It’s our passion for people—not only the employees of the companies with which we partner to significantly improve performance, but our dedicated staff who go above and beyond to serve all corporate partners and individual course participants every day.”


News Article | March 1, 2017
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TESOL International Association is now offering three on-demand, self-study online courses. These courses offer busy English language professionals a flexible alternative to face-to-face courses and allow individuals to learn at their own pace. The self-study courses currently available include Fundamentals of TESOL, Teaching and Assessing Adult Learners, and Teaching and Assessing Young Learners. Each course consists of six modules, containing several tasks and culminating with an activity. Participants can complete the modules at their own pace, and because the courses are completely on-demand, individuals can register and immediately dive into the material. “Teachers are busy and their schedules are ever-changing,” noted Sarah Sahr, Director of Professional Learning and Research at TESOL. “It’s not always possible to attend a course at the same time each week. The new self-study courses allow teachers to fit in professional development when it’s convenient for them, from anywhere there’s an internet connection.” The courses debuted in July 2016 and have been extremely popular thus far. Educators across the globe and at all levels in their career have been able to take advantage of this convenient new way to keep up-to-date in their profession. “Although I am a professional educator already, it was very refreshing to hear new activities that could be incorporated into the classroom,” commented one Fundamentals of TESOL course participant. While the self-studies have no formal instructor assigned, each of the courses, which were reviewed and approved by TESOL’s Professional Development Professional Council, provides guidance through a variety of readings, video tutorials, and real-life examples from classrooms around the world. Another Fundamentals of TESOL course participant remarked, “I really liked having the background readings at the beginning of each module. They helped set the tone and allowed me to have a better idea of what to expect in the various tasks. Being able to watch videos was also quite valuable since I could observe instructors without having to travel to each classroom.” Self-study online courses are available through rolling enrollment. For more information on these and other professional development opportunities through TESOL, please visit http://www.tesol.org/learn. About TESOL International Association Founded in 1966, TESOL International Association is a professional community of educators, researchers, administrators, and students committed to advancing excellence in English language teaching for speakers of other languages worldwide. With more than 13,000 members representing over 150 countries, TESOL fosters the exchange of ideas, research, and peer-to-peer knowledge, and provides expertise, resources, and a powerful voice on issues affecting the profession. Through professional development programs, its international conference, special interest groups, and publications, TESOL engages tens of thousands of professionals to collaborate globally and create a world of opportunity for millions of people of all ages who want to learn English.


SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate training company, Learn iT!, announced today that organizational development strategist, Rich Elderkin, has joined the company as Vice President of Professional Development. Elderkin comes to Learn iT! with over 20 years of develo...


News Article | February 21, 2017
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Xponential Growth Solutions is pleased to announce the 2017 Western Washington Fiduciary Summit. This Summit is part of the national Retirement Plan Road Show, a series of educational workshops that bring together both local and national expertise to interact with employers made up of Finance, Human Resources and Benefits executives, as well as Business Owners, Fiduciaries, and Plan Sponsors. Speakers will provide insights to help employers reduce fiduciary risk, identify plan upgrades, and make better decisions that positively impact participants. The summit is hosted by Bill Small, the Co-Founder and Principal at Highland Capital Advisors based in Issaquah, WA. Bill emphasizes that "the retirement industry has continued to evolve rapidly. There is a lot at stake and and the time is right for sponsors to be more discerning and diligent than ever before". Bill Small will lead the discussion on fiduciary topics impacting local plan sponsors. Guest speakers include: The 2017 Western Washington Fiduciary Summit is the first stop on the 2017 Retirement Plan Road Show and will be held at the Columbia Tower Club (701 Fifth Avenue, Columbia Center, 75th Floor) from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (lunch will be served). The 2017 Western Washington Fiduciary Summit is approved for 3 hours of CPE/CPA credits, HRCI/SPHR general credits, SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs), and is CEBS eligible. Seating is limited and local plan sponsors will receive priority registration. Additional details and registration information can be found on the registration page: http://xgrowthsolutions.com/events/2017-western-washington-fiduciary-summit/ In an era of complex financial products, clients need a partner they can trust that doesn't sell products, collect hidden fees or provide conflicted advice. Highland Capital Advisors, LLC is that firm. Headquartered in the great Pacific Northwest, Highland Capital Advisors, LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor, focused on pragmatic solutions for plan fiduciaries and individual investors. Through principled conduct we build trust and help our clients traverse the financial landscape with confidence. Highland is led by industry veterans Bill Small and Rick Wyman. Before forming Highland, Bill managed a national consulting practice serving some of the largest retirement plans in the country. Rick was the CFO and lead advisor for the largest independent consulting firm in Seattle. Collectively, our Principals were responsible for the oversight of nearly $20 Billion in client assets. Seeing a unique opportunity to combine forces and bring a refreshing option to the market, Highland Capital Advisors was formed. Xponential Growth Solutions (XGS) unites 401(k), 403(b) and retirement plan sponsors with elite resources and exclusive connections. Through research, fiduciary summits, and industry expertise, they help the nation’s retirement plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and trustees evaluate their plan and navigate the retirement plan industry. Working to help America reach their retirement goals one retirement plan at a time, XGS also founded the Retirement Plan Roadshow - a national series of fiduciary educational summits dedicated to human resource, finance and business professionals in charge of America's 401(k), 403(b), and retirement plans.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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DigitalPhone.io, a leading hosted telecommunications firm that serves businesses and educational organizations nationwide, announced today that it has welcomed experienced technology solutions leader Gary Tomlin as its Vice President of Sales. Mr. Tomlin has over 30 years of experience as a technical specialist, advisor and team leader for an array of projects and implementations, including infrastructure, provider services and cloud-based applications. He has also taught college level courses in Professional Development and Professional Customer Relations, and is a longtime volunteer coach who has dedicated thousands of hours with several youth sports league organizations. Among other key strategic initiatives, Mr. Tomlin will spearhead DigitalPhone.io’s efforts to identify opportunities and areas where the company’s suite of advanced products dovetail with other innovative offering in the marketplace; particularly with respect to non-voice offerings. He will also design and lead sales and technical training programs, and focus on cultivating strong relationships with vendors and stakeholders to collaborate on customized solutions for DigitalPhone.io customers. “I’ve had the great good fortune of getting on board with innovative companies throughout my career,” commented Mr. Tomlin. “These were leading edge companies, not bleeding edge companies. Their products improved the way business people operated and had a significant impact on their bottom-line. DigitalPhone.io is another one of these visionary companies, and that is why I wanted to be part of this team and help move us forward.” “We have customers who started with tip and ring products, and others that are technology natives who’ve only worked with advanced IP products,” commented DigitalPhone.io’s CEO Nicky Smith. “Gary is an extremely smart and talented sales leader who understands the full range of challenges that our customers face, the value they place on existing capabilities, and their desire for the technology-led solution they’ve imagined to come to life. We are delighted to have him on board, and are excited about what he brings to our team and especially our customers.” For additional information regarding DigitalPhone.io, visit https://digitalphone.io or email inquiry(at)DigitalPhone.io. DigitalPhone.io (formerly Carolina Digital) is a pioneer of hosted phone services, and provides products that improve the capabilities of business and education telephony, while reducing their overall cost. The company’s offerings stand out for their excellent value, including very competitive pricing, the industry’s deepest feature set, ease of deployment, and many user-friendly packages – from a full turnkey set-up including dial tone and VoIP phones, to automated call answering and routing solutions that work with existing land lines, cell phones or VoIP phones. Learn more at https://digitalphone.io.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Planet Depos LLC, an international court reporting and legal videography firm, is pleased to announce the inaugural year success of Planet Institute, a program launched in February of 2016 to assist court reporting students transitioning into the profession. The announcement comes at the start of National Court Reporting & Captioning Week designated by the National Court Reporters Association to recognize the court reporting and captioning professions and to help raise public awareness about the growing number of employment opportunities the career offers. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the results from our first year of offering this student-to-career mentoring program for court reporting students,” said Kathy DiLorenzo, Director of Court Reporting with Planet Depos. “The most fulfilling aspect of the program for us was realizing the caliber of students applying. The chance for success is greatly enhanced when the student presents as a bright, motivated self-starter, both confident and eager to begin their career.” Planet Institute is specifically designed to assist the court reporting graduate in successfully assimilating into the profession. Applicants to the program must be within the final speed requirements for completion or a recent graduate and submit a letter of reference from an instructor or working court reporter. A successful applicant is proficient with court reporting technology and will have passed a stenographic writing and transcription evaluation, as well as spelling and vocabulary exams. Students of Planet Institute are provided shadowing opportunities with professional court reporters, followed by one-on-one mentoring in the areas of skills development, research, reporting procedures, transcript preparation, and overall professional development. Darlene Williams is Professional Development Specialist with Planet Depos. “It was refreshing for us to realize that our students were not only skilled writers, but were also experts in reporting technology, a few of them certified trainers of key industry software. They enter the profession with a keen understanding of how technology enhances their skillsets and their value to the profession.” The program has successfully assimilated 100% of its students in the first year of the program. With a firm foundation in place, the company plans to strengthen school partnerships in an effort to raise awareness of mentoring opportunities available to students no matter where they live or wish to start their career. Headquartered in Washington, DC, and with 50+ offices around the globe, Planet Depos, LLC, is the only international court reporting agency led by court reporters and world-renowned industry experts. Planet Depos provides court reporting, videography, videoconferencing, interpretation, and trial support services throughout the United States and abroad to international law firms, worldwide corporations, and government entities. The Company has extensive experience reporting complex matters around the globe, including arbitrations, trials and depositions. A forward-thinking company, Planet Depos is conversant with the latest technologies and works closely with clients to implement case-winning tools, including streaming text and video, realtime to iPads, mobile videoconferencing, and digital exhibits. Learn more about Planet Depos Follow Planet Depos on Facebook Follow Planet Depos on LinkedIn Follow Planet Depos on Twitter Read our blog


News Article | February 14, 2017
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ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) announced today that it has introduced Active Alignment (AA) adhesives designed for camera module assembly at IPC APEX EXPO 2017 in San Diego, California. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/d8c4a28c-95e3-42da-9f6b-e330f262bf37 At this year’s IPC APEX EXPO, H.B. Fuller is connecting with attendees and showcasing its new AA adhesives in addition to the company’s high performance, innovative adhesive solutions for electronics at Booth 733. H.B. Fuller has a global track record of recognizing trends and developing adhesive solutions to address industry challenges and changing market needs, particularly in the fast-growing and ever-changing electronics markets. Through close partnerships with electronics manufacturers around the world, the company has designed high performance adhesive solutions to respond to challenging application needs for electronic devices design and manufacturing process. H.B. Fuller’s platform chemistry innovation has enabled the development of the EA6400 Series, a high-performance, AA adhesive solution for camera lens assembly. The patent-pending chemistry, “LOTERA” (Low Temperature Cure, Enhanced Reliability Adhesive), enables H.B. Fuller to target a product-specific glass transition temperature (Tg) to a given customer requirement e.g. 0 to 150°C. This capability can provide an extra performance benefit of ensuring a stable product storage modulus in the standard operating range of the devices for reliability improvement. “We continually look forward to engaging technical market challenges and solving problems that offer differentiated adhesives solutions to our electronics customers,” says Matt Perry, global director, Engineering Adhesives, H.B. Fuller. “Active Alignment adhesives have further expanded our product portfolio to serve growing demand in electronics markets around the world.” H.B. Fuller’s new products for camera module production, the EA6400 Series, offer customers a one-part, premixed adhesive solution with good RT work life. The products are formulated to offer high UV penetration at short UV exposure times (e.g. 2 -5 seconds), along with industry-leading, secondary thermal cure kinetics and lower temperature cure at short cure times. The formulation targets specific camera module substrates and shapes stability requirements (Rheology), while the high Tg capability enables a strong and more reliable bond. About H.B. Fuller: For 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2016 net revenue of $2.1 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog. About IPC APEX EXPO IPC APEX EXPO 2017 is a five-day event in the printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing industry. Professionals from around the world come together to participate in the Technical Conference, Exhibition, and Professional Development, Standards Development and Certification programs. These activities offer seemingly endless education and networking opportunities that impact your career and company by providing you the knowledge, technical skills and best practices to address any challenge you face. For more information, visit at www.ipcapexexpo.org.

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