Gaylord Hotels Promotes Holiday ‘Grandtravel’ – Make Christmas Memories with ‘Grandparents Stay and Play Free’ Package

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 10, 2009

If there is a positive outcome of this fickle economy, it is that families are spending less money on frivolous things and more time with each other.

Frugality Nation Foundation Promotes Financial Literacy at the 72nd Annual National Foundation for Women Legislators Conference

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) December 3, 2010

The most prominent and influential female legislators from across the nation came together November 18-22, 2010 in Orlando, Florida for the 72nd Annual National Foundation for Women Legislators conference. During the conference, legislators and issue specialists discussed and developed strategies regarding the highest priority public policy issues facing American society. Among the issues visited were financial literacy and the financial strength of the average American household.

Speaking directly to the heart of the issue was Malia Chapman, Executive Director of the Frugality Nation Foundation, a national non-profit foundation based in Irvine, CA. Chapman is a passionate advocate for financial literacy. She has observed firsthand how basic financial knowledge, awareness and consciousness can significantly affect an individual or family’s relationship with money and overall lifestyle. Frugality Nation is helping lead the initiative to build a national movement focused on empowering Americans with the financial know-how needed to navigate through today’s complex maze of financial jargon and the pressures of consumerism.

Chapman addressed the delegation of nearly 300 legislators and policy experts on the importance of financial literacy, explaining that, “if we can empower families to make smarter, more frugal choices, we will navigate our way back to economic stability and a stronger, healthier workforce.” Chapman described how Frugality Nation uses innovative platforms, including community seminars and individual mentoring programs, to educate and help American middle class families, “explore and transform their relationship with money.”

Joining Chapman to speak on financial literacy were Congressman Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (IL), Christine Romans, host of CNN’s Your $ $ $ $ $ , David Walker, President & CEO of Comback America, and Jenna Keehnen, the executive director of USOBA. The combination of speakers helped paint the broad picture surrounding the issue. Promoting sound financial literacy practices will encourage people to engage in smart spending, resulting in an upwards economy. Responsible spending and money management in individual households directly influences the health of the nation’s financial system.

Joanne Garneau, founder of Frugality Nation and CEO of Nationwide Support Services, is excited to see financial literacy on the national agenda, saying, “The fact that the NFWL has recognized the emerging national movement towards financial literacy is a strong start towards addressing this systemic problem.” Garneau, Chapman, and Frugality Nation will continue to foster this movement, raising awareness about the local, state and national implications of financial literacy in the American household.

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American Hydrotech promotes Kevin Serena to Garden Roof Technical Sales Coordinator

(PRWEB) November 07, 2011

American Hydrotech, Inc., a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products, today announced the promotion of Kevin Serena to Garden Roof Technical Sales Coordinator.

In this new role, Serena will be responsible for the ongoing development of the quality control verification process for Hydrotech?s Garden Roof components, in addition to serving as main point of support for Hydrotech staff, sales force and Green Roof Professionals in all regions across the U.S.

?American Hydrotech has great confidence in Kevin?s abilities as he continues to be a highly-respected, professional asset to our company, vendors and customers,? said Richard Hayden, Garden Roof Department Manager of American Hydrotech, Inc. ?His new role will allow Hydrotech to continue improving our level of quality control as a company, in addition to delivering outstanding service to all Hydrotech customers nationwide.?

Residing in Chicago, Ill., Mr. Serena holds a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University and is a certified Garden Roof Professional by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

About American Hydrotech, Inc.

Headquartered in Chicago, American Hydrotech, Inc.

NOVACES Promotes Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare Webinar Series at the 22nd Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Orlando, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) December 09, 2010

NOVACES, a management consulting firm that provides Lean Six Sigma and performance improvement services to healthcare organizations, announced today that it is promoting a series of webinars that provide insights into how to implement process improvement in healthcare at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) 22nd Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care.

This year’s forum, with over 5,000 attendees, had a theme of “Taking Care” and was held at the World Marriott Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Maureen Bisognano, IHI’s new CEO who took over this year after Don Berwick finished his twenty-year tenure since the organization’s founding, introduced the IHI strategy called Triple Aim during her keynote.

The IHI Triple Aim, according to Ms. Bisognano, emphasizes that new designs must be developed simultaneously to improve the health of the population, enhance the patient care experience, and reduce or control the per capita cost of care.

The webinar series promoted by NOVACES at the IHI Forum supports the Triple Aim and teaches participants about the tools and methods that facilitate the design of new clinical and administrative processes that healthcare organizations can implement to help meet the challenges of providing higher quality care at lower costs to an aging U.S. population.

The first of the performance improvement webinars offered by NOVACES is “Physician Perspectives on Performance Improvement” and aims at helping healthcare organizations understand how physicians perceive process improvement and how to improve their level of engagement in projects that require their support and their knowledge to create positive and lasting changes to processes. It is scheduled for December 13 at 1 PM EST and registration information can be found at

The next webinar is offered on December 14 at 1 PM EST is “Taking Lean to the Next Level: A Hospital Case Study.” This session will focus on how a hospital engaged in a rapid planning process for the deployment of process improvement tools and methods throughout the facility. It includes examples of the initial improvement projects that produced both clinical and financial benefits. Registration information can also be found at

The final webinar in the series on December 16 at 1 PM EST is “Medication Reconciliation: One Big Pill To Swallow” and is a case study presentation that provides insights on how a hospital was able to reduce medication reconciliation errors from 60% to 13%, using Lean Six Sigma process improvement tools. Registration information can be found at

The IHI 22nd Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare wrapped up on December 8. As the event concluded, Vickie Kamataris, who is a nurse and healthcare process improvement expert for NOVACES commented, ”IHI represents the leading edge of innovation in healthcare. The keynote speakers discussed the core issues confronting healthcare and the keys to creating positive change. It’s encouraging and energizing to be able to tie what we do every day for NOVACES clients to each of the three elements of the IHI Triple Aim.”


NOVACES is a leading provider of healthcare performance improvement, Lean Six Sigma, and quality management consulting and training services to hospitals, health systems, large physician networks, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. Employing its SystemCPI roadmap, the company provides a framework to deploy and manage a performance improvement program that enables clients to rapidly achieve return on investment and self-sufficiency. For more information, visit or call 1-877-577-6888.

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Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld Promotes Gary Dybul To Director of Sales and Marketing

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 19, 2007

Gary Dybul, the Director of Sales at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing, according to an announcement by executives and owners at the 778-room resort property across from SeaWorld Orlando and adjacent to Discovery Cove.

“Gary has done an exceptional job in sales, bringing group and convention travelers to the resort. We expect that he will continue his successes in sales and contribute significantly as the marketing director,” said Jim Quinn, General Manager.

Dybul joined Marriott in 1991, and served principally in group sales positions. He has been at the Renaissance Orlando Resort since 2006.

The Orlando luxury resort recently completed an expansive $ 27 million renovation, revealing modern, contemporary accommodations and flavorful dining options. As part of the renovation, the resort reflects a subtle nautical theme that spans the property, as well as its three spectacular restaurants, an enlarged fitness area, and upgraded meeting facilities.

The Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld is the perfect place to hold a special social event or business meeting. Boasting 185,000 square feet of adaptable space, whether it’s a corporate conference or a swanky wedding reception, the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld offers impeccable service and support.

Delight in 45 spacious meeting rooms at this Orlando conference center, with the largest meeting room offering over 36,000 square feet of space, which can accommodate a maximum of 3,024 guests. Experience sophisticated, successful business events at the Renaissance Orlando Resort.

Social events and Orlando wedding receptions take a twist towards style with a 20,000 square foot outdoor event space, which includes a Mediterranean terrace surrounding the pool. A remarkable 65,000 square foot atrium is a stunning backdrop to all events, and offers the option of indoor fireworks and balloon drops. Creative catering highlighted by certified wedding planners make every event unique and memorable.

This hotel offers distinctive guest rooms and a handful of lovely suites, for entertaining or hosting clients. With accommodations highlighted by business-friendly amenities, such as high-speed internet access, spacious work desks, and dual-line phones, the Orlando, Florida accommodations at this innovative hotel also boast 32″ flat panel TVs. Brand new Revive bedding offers guests a restful night’s sleep in Orlando.

Plan your perfect event just in time for the holidays and find out just how magnificent an event at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld can be.

About Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld:

Experience the extraordinary $ 27 million transformation at this stunning Orlando, Florida Resort. Boasting a prime location across the street from SeaWorld

Echo-Factory Promotes New Upland Certified Farmers Market

Upland, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2010

Echo-Factory has launched a cross-media advertising campaign promoting Upland’s brand new Certified Farmers Market.

“Most farmers markets don’t even have an advertising budget, much less retain an agency,” said Mike Schaffer, Echo-Factory co-founder and executive director. “But Upland sees this as an opportunity to promote not only the event, but to get the word out about town’s vibrant culture.”

Echo-Factory, which is headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, has built a reputation for bringing a creative edge to projects. The company works in traditional advertising, public relations and new media, including search-engine optimization and social media marketing. The agency recently won the overall “Best of Show” award at the 2010 Inland Empire ADDY awards.

In undertaking this latest campaign, one of Echo-Factory’s major goals has been to make sure the public knows that the Upland Farmers market is a certified California Farmers market where shoppers can buy produce directly from the grower.

Starting Oct. 30, the new farmers market will be held, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday mornings across the street from the Upland Metrolink Station. The market will be focused on promoting local farmers who grow fresh produce or make specialty food items.

Upland’s former downtown market, previously held on Thursday nights, was canceled in August when its organizer encountered financial woes.

“We want people to know that this will be one of the area’s premiere certified farmers markets. We’re hoping that families from Upland and our neighbor cities will come down on Saturday mornings and have a great time,” said Jeff Zwack, the city’s redevelopment director. “Echo-Factory helped us craft a campaign that’s really getting the word out.”

For the launch of the Farmers Market Echo-Factory has developed and deployed radio and print advertising supplemented with social media, including Yelp and Foursquare. This combination of traditional and new media is designed to reach a broad cross-section of potential Farmers Market visitors.

The campaign is focused on the most unique feature of the Upland Farmers Market, the ability to buy produce directly from the person who grew it. It invites consumers to come to the place where they can “high five a farmer,” and get answers to questions like, “where do tomatoes come from?”

“In the planning stages of this campaign, we were asked what would happen if someone actually went to the market and tried to give one of the growers a high five” Schaffer said. “I told them, ‘then we’ll know our campaign’s worked.’”

About Echo-Factory: Echo-Factory was launched in 2008 by two ad-industry veterans, Dea Goldsmith and Mike Schaffer. They formed a company – centered on creativity and a personal approach to projects – that brought advertising, marketing, design and photography under one roof. Echo-Factory, with offices in Rancho Cucamonga, has tripled in size in the last two years. Clients include Altura Credit Union in Riverside County, Kapco Aerospace in Brea, Allied Anesthesia in Orange County and lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon [P2] in Yorba Linda.

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Tremco Roofing Promotes Sosinski to Director of Product Management

Beachwood, OH (PRWEB) April 16, 2009

Tremco Incorporated’s Roofing and Building Maintenance Division is pleased to announce the promotion of Kurt Sosinski, RRC, CDT, to director of product management, a new position, from director of product resources. Tremco is committed to providing new opportunities to those team members who consistently perform far above and beyond the call of duty.

Sosinski will be responsible for the development and testing of all roofing systems. This includes not only ongoing improvements to Tremco’s popular built-up and modified bitumen roofing systems, single ply systems, metal roofs and coatings, but also innovations that will help make the company’s roofing systems more sustainable.

Sosinski joined Tremco in 1983 while working towards a BS in chemistry at John Carroll University; among his positions within the company have been field trial representative and product manager. He is a Registered Roof Consultant, and represents Tremco Roofing within ASTM International and the Cool Roof Ratings Council. In addition, Sosinski serves as Technical Committee Chairman for the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association, and is an officer of the Cleveland chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

Said Tremco President Deryl Kratzer, “Kurt Sosinski has been a major contributor to Tremco Roofing’s success. The experience and judgment he brings to this new role will be vital to our continued growth.”

About Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance:

Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance helps manage building life cycles while providing roofing and weatherproofing peace of mind. In business since 1928, Tremco Roofing and its Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc. subsidiary are ISO 9001:2000 certified. Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance is a division of The Tremco Group, an international leader in the construction, maintenance and repair markets. To learn more about us, visit our website at, or call toll-free at 800/562-2728.

Real Savvy Moms Know Where to Shop and Have Fun in Michigan Real Savvy Moms Promotes Health and Wellness for Women at the Michigan International Women’s Show

Novi, MI (PRWEB) May 2, 2007

Real Savvy Moms™ invites all moms and women alike to come out for a day of fun, education, shopping, food and entertainment at the Michigan International Women’s Show, being held at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, MI May 3rd- 6th put on by Southern Women’s Shows.

Real Savvy Moms public television series and broadband channel, the ultimate online video resource for moms, comes to life in the Real Savvy Moms Health and Wellness exhibit. The exhibit will feature a number of exciting activities that celebrate motherhood and promote women’s health and wellness. Activities will include the consumer debut of the first and only vacuum on the market that offers UV technology to safely clean and kill mold, bacteria, dust mites and other harmful allergens in the carpet and an opportunity to win a family vacation. Real Savvy Moms will also be conducting open call auditions for any and all moms that would like to host or be featured on the award winning public television series “Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy.”


Real Savvy Moms Health and Wellness Exhibit at the Michigan International Women’s Show.

Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, MI


Rock Financial Showplace

46100 Grand River Ave.

Novi Michigan, 48374


May 3rd Thursday 10am – 9pm

May 4th Friday 10am – 9pm

May 5th Saturday: 10am – 8pm

May 6th Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Admission :

Adults: $ 8.00 at the door

Online Advance tickets: $ 7.00

Advance tickets available at Meijer: $ 7.00

Groups of 20 or more (advance only): $ 6.50 each

Youth (6-12): $ 4

Youth (6 & under): Free with paying adult

For more information please visit or go to

About Real Savvy Moms

Real Savvy Moms™ is “the voice” of mothers today. Created by mothers for mothers, Real Savvy Moms™ is a real-time support system for mothers that offers reliable information, community, encouragement and no judgments as Real Savvy Moms want moms to decide for themselves what is right for her and her family. With a nationally syndicated television series – Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy™, interactive websites, live events, and educational materials, Real Savvy Moms™ is the multimedia answer for today’s moms. For more information, visit . Check your local PBS listing for channel for listings.

About Southern Womens Shows

The pages of a women’s magazine come to life. From gourmet foods to cooking classes, fashion, health advice, shopping and celebrities, you’ll find it all under one roof Southern Women’s Shows, International Women’s Show & Michigan Christmas Show. Hosted in 10 cities annually, Southern Shows, Inc. brings it all to you. The first Women’s Show began in Charlotte in 1983. Now held in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC; Birmingham, AL; Nashville and Memphis, TN; Jacksonville and Orlando, FL; Richmond, VA; Detroit, MI; and Savannah, GA, these shows highlight areas of interest to women. There are on-site cosmetic makeovers, ongoing fashion shows, health information and testing, a celebrity kitchen, business and career options, fitness equipment, educational seminars, food and product sampling, and accessories for the home. Make sure to bookmark our website and mark your calendar for an event in your city.