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InterAct Helps Perry County Sheriffs Office Transform Community into a SafeTown

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) November 26, 2013

With SafeTown Household Profiles, residents can complete a survey of their residence that could help guide first responders in the event of an emergency. The secure profile will let public safety crews know basic information, such as the number of people living in the home, presence of pets, people with special needs, and other critical information that will help crews respond quickly in the event of an emergency.

SafeTown Community Alerts allows authorities to publish alerts such as traffic incidents, HAZMAT warnings or public ‘be on the lookout’ (BOLO) notices where citizens can view information in real time on the SafeTown map. Additionally, SafeTown’s applications are fully integrated with InterAct’s suite of public safety applications, so information is always accurate and up to date for first responders in the field.

“The Perry County Sheriff’s Office is always looking for new ways to serve our citizens,” said Sheriff Smith. “By launching SafeTown, we’re opening up new ways to communicate with our citizens that allows them to be proactively involved in their safety.”

“InterAct is delighted to support Perry County Sheriff’s mission by implementing new technologies to improve the quality of emergency services they provide their community,” said Jim Wilson, GM/VP of “Citizens now have access to a simple and powerful set of cloud applications which are as easy for the public to utilize as Google, Facebook and Twitter.”

About SafeTown™

SafeTown delivers services to the community via a community web portal and a family

of smart phone apps. With SafeTown, citizens can create household profiles for first

responders to use. Agencies can post alerts to all SafeTown subscribers in the community and citizens can report non-emergency problems or suspicious activity.

Additionally, real time events and crime history can be viewed on a map, and authorities can publish information to the community about inmates in local correctional facilities. To learn more about SafeTown, please visit

About InterAct™

InterAct creates public safety software products that support dispatchers, incident responders (law, fire, EMS) and correctional officers worldwide. We bring the benefits of cloud computing to public safety. Our cloud applications connect public safety practitioners to each other and the information they need anywhere, anytime. Our cloud options are more reliable, less costly, easier to use, and more secure. We believe the benefits of cloud computing are so great that its adoption has become a key success factor in achieving the mission that we share with our customers: the safety and well-being of citizens and their communities. To learn more about InterAct’s solutions, please visit us at:

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Calico: A New Player in the Anti-Aging Community Article Released Today

(PRWEB) October 23, 2013

Extending the human life span is a goal as old as science itself, and now there’s a new player in the game: Calico. In September 2013, Google’s Larry Page announced the tech giant’s investment in a brand new health and wellness initiative called Calico, short for California Life Company. Calico’s focus? Taking on the health issues associated with age-related diseases — and challenging the aging process itself.

Headed by former Genentech CEO and current Apple chairman Arthur Levinson, Calico represents a collaborative relationship calico between cutting-edge digital technology, genomics, medical research and big data, a marriage that Forbe’s John Nosta describes as “hyper-life.” When announcing Google’s investment, Page stated that the project’s goal was, in part, to improve millions of lives by ameliorating the effects of illness and aging though, in Page’s words, “moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology.”

With this leap into the anti-aging area, Google and Calico join the ranks of other notable organizations that have been revolutionizing aging and longevity science, such as the non-profit SENS Research Foundation and the Methuselah Foundation, both funded in part by Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel and Arizona entrepreneur Jason Hope. In an op-ed for TIME Magazine, Aubrey de Grey — biomedical gerontologist and Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation – was optimistic about Calico, stating that the new venture “is not the end, nor even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

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Clearent Launches Reward4Schools Community Reward Program

Clayton, MO (PRWEB) June 26, 2013

Today Clearent, one of the nations fastest growing credit card processing companies, proudly announced a new partnership with Reward4Schools, a company that is revolutionizing marketing and loyalty programs by making it easy for small businesses to give back to their local communities and connect them to consumers.

Reward4Schools is a unique community program that offers compelling benefits to consumers, small businesses and local schools and charities. When consumers use their Reward4Schools Community Reward Card for purchases at local businesses, it automatically triggers donations from the businesses to their favorite school or charity.

The Reward4Schools card simplifies the cardholder experience because consumers only need to carry one card that can be used at all participating businesses across the U.S. Consumers who prefer not to carry any card can simply use their mobile phone number. This simple approach sharply contrasts other loyalty programs where consumers are required to have a separate card or mobile application for each local business.

Small business owners adopt the Reward4Schools program because it gives them a unique way to connect with their customers and grow their business. Businesses donate to local schools when cardholders visit their establishments and make purchases. The schools encourage their parents to patronize participating merchants who support them with donations, creating a virtuous cycle that benefits all participants in the program.

The Reward4Schools program also enables merchants to build a customer database to help them deepen their customer relationships and increase repeat business. Plus, Reward4Schools works with leading credit card terminals and POS systems without any special hardware.

When we first created Reward4Schools, our goal was to develop a program that would truly benefit merchants, as well as schools and charities, said Sonny Gartin, Founder of Reward4Schools. There are several rewards programs in the market, but Reward4Schools stands out from the pack because it helps the entire community.

Reward4Schools also provides an advantage for Clearents sales agents. The program gives them a new selling proposition where they can help merchants grow their business with a marketing solution not just lower their credit card processing rates. The program also helps merchant sales professionals create more loyal merchants, leading to increased lifetime residuals.

Were excited about our new partnership with Reward4Schools because it helps our agents and merchants connect with their local communities, remarked Dan Geraty, CEO of Clearent. Clearent strives to provide unique benefits not available from other credit card processing companies, and Reward4Schools is a great example of that approach.

About Clearent

Clearent is a credit card processor that was built to be different. We combine leading edge technology with a passion for service to help our customers maximize the value of their merchant services program. Clearent provides sales agents, financial institutions, and merchants with benefits not available from other providers, such as next day funding with a late cut-off time and unrivaled graphical, web-based reporting. The company has grown in excess of 100% for the past five years and now processes $ 4 billion in annual card volume. To learn more, visit or call 866-205-4721.

About Reward4Schools

Reward4Schools is a community reward program that was created with every community in mind. We combine cause marketing, cutting edge technology, and complete transparency to help our customers engage with their entire community. Reward4Schools provides schools, charitable organizations, consumers and merchants with a community reward program unlike any other. It also provides ISOs and agents with a unique advantage in the marketplace, allowing them to stand out from the competition. To learn more, visit or call 866.397.2457.

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Brownells Donates to Iowa Valley Community College Gunsmithing Program

(PRWEB) July 16, 2013

Brownells The Worlds Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories, Ammunition and Gunsmithing Tools is proud to announce its support of the newly created Iowa Valley Community Colleges Gunsmithing Technology program, located in Grinnell, Iowa.

On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Brownells CEO Pete Brownell presented a check for $ 75,000 to MaryAnne Nickle, Dean of Iowa Valley Grinnell and Gunsmithing Instructor Dave Bennetts, a former Brownells Gun Tech. The money will be used to purchase machinery and equipment for the programs workshop.

We proudly support a number of educational institutions and programs across the country, said Brownell. Our involvement with Iowa Valley is extra special because its right in our own backyard, and pairs our support of education with our longtime passion for helping gunsmiths. Its also great to see a Brownells Gun Tech, Dave Bennetts, move on to fulfill his lifelong dream of teaching others his craft. We wish everyone at Iowa Valley the very best.

This is a major donation, said Nickle. It wouldve taken much longer to get this program up and running without it. Its very nice to align our program with an industry leader like Brownells. Between this relationship, our veteran instructor and our knowledgeable advisory board, the students will enjoy a great all-around educational experience.

Iowa Valley Community Colleges Gunsmithing Technology program still has openings available for its classes beginning August 26, 2013. The registration deadline is July 26, 2013.

Those interesting in learning more about Iowa Valleys new gunsmithing program are encouraged to visit their homepage.

Founded in 1939, Brownells is an Iowa-based, family-owned company that supplies more than 82,000 firearms parts, accessories, reloading components, gunsmithing tools, and ammunition to armorers, gunsmiths, the military, and shooters worldwide. In addition to their industry-leading 100% lifetime guarantee forever on EVERY product sold, their staff of veteran Gun Techs is available to assist customers with technical help to fix any gun-related problem - free of charge. There are no minimum order sizes or return/exchange fees. To place an order, or for more information, call 800-741-0015 or visit


Agenda for Barcelona Autotask Community Live! Now Available


Autotask Corporation, the worlds leading provider of hosted IT business management software, today announced that the final agenda with detailed session descriptions for the companys first international Autotask Community Live! is available here. The conference, which is expected to attract hundreds of Autotask clients, vendors and partners, will take place 1618 October 2013 at the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos in the heart of Barcelona.

"The Barcelona event was created in response to demand from Autotasks growing European client base, and marks the first time we have hosted an annual user conference outside of North America," said Mark Cattini, President and CEO of Autotask Corporation. "Attendees will be able to participate in a wide variety of product-training and industry best practice sessions, networking events, and a sponsor showcase featuring industry-leading solutions from around the world."

An intensive, pre-event Autotask Accelerator Boot Camp will be offered on Wednesday, 16 October. This day-long session provides a unique opportunity for clients to gain practical insight into how to use Autotask to maximize their investment and drive their business forward. Local-language breakout sessions will also be available.

Autotask clients and other interested parties can find complete event information, including early registration discounts, and register online at

Sponsors of Autotask Community Live! events have represented a whos who of leading channel vendors including AT&T, Cisco, Google, HP, Microsoft, Google, Continuum, GFI MAX, IndependenceIT, Intronis, Kaseya, LogMeIn, N-able and many more. Vendors interested in sponsoring Autotask Community Live are encouraged to contact Rhonda Hain via email at aclbcn(at)autotask(dot)com.

Follow Autotask Community Live! on Twitter at #CommLive.

About Autotask Corporation

Autotask Corporation provides the world's leading hosted IT business management software to streamline and optimize business processes for technology solution providers. The software integrates a broad range of critical business systems, including customer relationship management (CRM), service desk, tech scheduling, project management, billing and reporting, and provides real-time service delivery intelligence to help users understand the factors that drive their business and their profitability.

Autotask is accessible from virtually any computing or mobile device connected to the Internet and features a world-class API that seamlessly integrates with the other systems and tools that providers rely on to run their businesses.

For more information about Autotask Corporation and products, please visit or call +44 (0) 203 006 3147 Ext. 1.



Northern Californias ABC Dental Group Looks to Educate the Community Through an Interactive Website

Visalia, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013

Cosmetic dentist, Aung Myint, DDS, has announced the launch of a new, patient-focused website created by dental website design leader, ProSites, Inc. Dr. Myints practice is utilizing the website to educate the community on the importance and ease of attaining good oral health. The website includes a links page with informative dental resources as well as a frequently asked questions (FAQ) page to address common concerns on topics ranging from bad breath to the safety of silver fillings. It also offers valuable information for those researching noninvasive treatments for dental implants in Visalia.

"This web site is mainly to educate people about dentistry and to let them know what kind of services we can provide to maintain and promote the oral health of the people, says Dr. Myint.

The website possesses interactive attributes including educational dental videos and a Smile Gallery feature to help patients make the best informed decisions about their oral health. Current and prospective patients now have access to information about ABC Dental group doctors, helpful dental links, before and after photos, and other informative content. Some of the services offered at ABC Dental Group include:

Family Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry


Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Sedation Dentistry

The website also utilizes extensive search engine optimization techniques to reach patients and local consumers who are searching for Gummy Smile Treatments in Visalia or other cosmetic procedures.

People can learn many subjects about oral health from our web site. They will learn ways to be able to take care of their teeth properly. says Dr. Myint. The website explains everything from very basic oral health care to all of the latest concepts and hi-tech dental services. Our Smile Gallery section is also great because it shows that simple esthetic changes can make a big positive impact on their smile line. I hope our website puts people at ease and helps them feel comfortable calling us whenever they need dental care.

About Aung Myint, DDS

Dr. Myint has over 30 years of experience in practicing dentistry. He graduated from the University of Dental Medicine in Rangoon in 1977. Dr. Myint continued his postgraduate training in the state of California emphasizing on Cosmetic dentistry, Implants and Invisalign. He has a special interest in creating beautiful smiles using simple and complex aesthetic dentistry with updated technology including the minimally invasive computer guided surgical technique for placing dental implants. Dr. Myint is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. To learn more about the practice, log onto

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Community College of Aurora Students Awarded $8,000 in Grant Funding to Make Short Films Designed to Attract Investors

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 01, 2013

Three movie-making teams from the prestigious Colorado Film School were awarded $ 8,000 in game-based and immersive learning grant funding April 26, allowing them to make short films that will be ultimately used to pitch full-length features to potential investors.

The monetary outlay comes after the culmination of a three-month, interdisciplinary exercise at CCA, an Aurora and Denver community college, that involved numerous departments and tackled not only the creative aspects of filmmaking but also the business side.

Production teams pitched their ideas to Denver-area business leaders twice during the month of April in hopes of securing funding that was supplied by the Colorado Community College System.

Accounting, marketing, computer information systems, business communications, and graphic design classes backed the creative efforts, ensuring that the filmmakers had sales forecasts, developed realistic budgets, identified demographics, invented market strategies, and applied visual elements that reinforced each projects real-world viability.

Theres going to be a time when these kids are going to go out there trying to get something made, and maybe it wont be with the studios but with an investor, trying to put together a presentation that will attract attention, said Donald Zuckerman, commissioner of the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media, who was on hand for the final round of judging.

Getting practice with the pitch process at Community College of Aurora, I think its a great idea, Zuckerman added. And I dont know if anybodys done this before. This could be a first of its kind.

Local business leaders including Duane Reed, CEO of CEOFocus Denver; Tery Larrew, of Caddis Capital; Sam C. Searcy of DCMI Data Communications; Larry Baird, principal of blufrog studios; and Diana Whye, director of CCAs Foundation graded each of seven projects on a wide variety of criteria including story, presentation and long-range viability.

The winner of the first prize of $ 4,000 to make a sizzle reel, ostensibly is a short trailer encapsulating the movie, was the project Ivory and Gold. The theme of the movie is about the crippling effects of regret, and the realization that our past choices do not have to dictate our future. The Fates who have motives of their own, grant a college professor an opportunity to correct his perceived miscues.

Spanish and Gold ($ 2,500) by John McSween was the runner-up, followed by Tachyon ($ 1,500) by Blake Talley.

Benjamin Erbach, director/writer/producer for the winning entry, said that finishing first in the competition gives his team one less thing to worry about and the ability to just jump into production. The five- to 10-minute short that ultimately evolves from the funding will be shown next fall.

The experience with the pitch process will then be used once again.

Were going to take it to more investors, Erbach said. Well take it to people who have money and are interested in film, show them, and say, Hey, look. This is what weve done for $ 4,000. If you invest and collaborate with us we can make something really special.

Four departments and six classes in total were involved in the project, whose funding was made possible by the Colorado Community College System. A documentary by the Colorado Film School has accompanied the entire filmmaking journey, culminated by producers and their teams sweating in front of the judging panel with the money on the line to green light their projects.

But such outside-the-box educational experiences are part of the reason why the Colorado Film School once was recognized by Hollywood Reporter as a top-25 film school in the world and gave it honorable mention this year.

The schools impressive, Zuckerman said. Its got a very hands on culture. Kids learn how to actually make a movie and not just talk about film theory. A lot of film schools are very heavy in theory and history and thats not the same as learning how to make a movie. I have seen work here. Ive gone to film presentations and seen some really remarkable work.

Will Hicks, faculty at the Colorado Film School, fully expects to see some of the projects involved in this competition one day made by a small Hollywood or independent studio because many of the stories at their core are marketable ideas.

So many schools do not have student-centric programs and this is a very student-centric program, said Reed, one of the judges. They took students from various aspects finance, computer, accounting, film and brought that all together in a challenge to come together as a team, which isnt the easiest thing to do, but its real world. Thats the part I really respect.

Whomever conceived this idea and brought it to fruition really believes in the student population and the mission of helping them become viable people that can go out to the real world and have a job.


About CCA

Community College of Aurora has campuses at CentreTech and Lowry in the greater Denver area. Equipped with the latest technologies, CCA allows students to study new and traditional programs, while also offering Colorado online classes and degrees. CCAs service community spans 325,000 people in a 350-square-mile area and CCAs student population reflects that diversity. The college provides lifelong educational opportunities, prepares the current and future workforce, and promotes excellence in teaching, learning and service.

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Premiere of SURRENDER THE SECRET to be Hosted by Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) January 07, 2013

KnockTV, LLC and Mecklenburg Community Church today announced the premiere of the groundbreaking TV series, SURRENDER THE SECRET, will be hosted by Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, NC. The event will take place on January 22, the same day the series will launch globally on the Internet.

The event will be open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The first episode of SURRENDER THE SECRET will be shown in its entirety on this evening. The screening will be followed by a live, on-stage Q&A session with Producer, Cecil Stokes (whos latest project was feature film October Baby), Pat Layton, author of the Surrendering the Secret bible study which the show features, and the women of the series - Jill, Vanessa, Kelly, Jane and Courtney. The premiere is intended to publicize the launch of the series, specifically taking place in the city where season one was filmed, Charlotte, NC.

Mecklenburg Community Church agreed to host the premiere on their North Charlotte campus at 8335 Browne Rd., Charlotte, NC 28269, noting that the show promotes values of forgiveness and healing after abortion that the church holds as well. Mecklenburg Community Church, with over 8,000 active attendees, is considered by many to be a non-traditional church and is made of people who were largely unchurched before beginning to attend. More information about the Premiere event in Charlotte can be found at

SURRENDER THE SECRET is gaining nationwide attention, and is being hailed as a new and innovative way to educate viewers about the effects and recovery after an abortion. It is a 10-episode, Christian reality TV series following five women through the Surrendering the Secret bible study (by Pat Layton, LifeWay Press, 2008), who tell their stories about having abortions and go on a journey of healing. The women surrender their deepest, darkest secrets, and form a tight bond. Through this journey they learn about Gods love and forgiveness while being set free from the bondage of their past decisions. Information and a preview of the show can be found at The series will air on the Internet at, with all episodes available on-demand, 24/7, once each episode is released.

Mecklenburg Community Church senior pastor, James Emery White said: We are so pleased to host the premiere of SURRENDER THE SECRET. This series offers a unique view into the recovery process for those who have had an abortion.

We cannot thank Dr. White and Mecklenburg Community Church enough for their willingness to partner with us on the premiere of SURRENDER THE SECRET. By doing so, they prove to be a leading edge, forward thinking leadership and congregation who are not afraid to confront the topic of abortion within their walls. The facilities and support being provided by Mecklenburg Community Church are perfectly suited to host a first-class premiere for the series, said Geoffrey Rogers, President & CEO of KnockTV.

About KnockTV:

KnockTV is established to redefine what Christian television means in America. This is being done through the distribution of an entirely new breed of Christian television programming. KnockTV is breaking the mold in the industry by distributing high quality, mass appeal programming for Christians throughout the country. Programming on KnockTV is currently distributed via the Internet to computers, mobile and handheld devices across the globe. KnockTV is targeting alternative distribution technologies and cablecasting in the near future. Visit KnockTV online at You can also follow KnockTV on Facebook at, Twitter at and YouTube at

About Mecklenburg Community Church:

Mecklenburg Community Church began with a single family and has grown to over 8,000 active attenders. Mecklenburg experiences nearly eighty-percent of its growth from those who were previously unchurched and during its formative years was named one of the fastest growing church starts in the United States. Meck is one church with five campuses and seventeen weekend services. For more information on campus locations and service times visit

About Surrendering the Secret:

Surrendering the Secret is dedicated to the healing of those who have had an abortion through its bible study and national leader training program. The bible study (by Pat Layton, LifeWay Press, 2008) is accompanied by a leader guide and DVD series. With over 1,000 trained group leaders across the nation, Surrendering the Secret's mission is to provide a supportive and confidential environment that facilitates healing and restoration from a past abortion and bring a sense of hope and purpose for the future. This bible study is the one that the women go through in KnockTV's "SURRENDER THE SECRET" TV series. Pat Layton has a new book being released January 22 titled A Surrendered Life which will be available at the evenings premiere. More information can be found at


Geoffrey Rogers


Naked Brand Group Joins Exclusive Community of Trendsetting Brands Using their Business to Make a Positive Difference in the World

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 03, 2012

Naked Brand Group Inc. (OTCQB:NAKD) is proud to announce that it has been classified as a Roozt certified brand. This means that Nakeds premium line of underwear and undershirts are now a part of an exclusive community of trendsetting brands that use their business to make a difference in the world. In order to gain this distinction, Nakeds products were thoroughly vetted by Roozt who have certified that the Company is using its products, practices and profits to make an impact on humanity, communities, the environment and on employees.

From day one, Naked has been committed to making a difference. For every Naked garment purchased, a portion from each sale goes to Project World Citizen, a charity committed to building computer labs in rural Ghana. Furthermore, Nakeds Microfiber fabric is bluesign


North Carolina Community Health Information Portal Launches

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 02, 2012

Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) is launching a new web-based application designed to provide new insights from large public and private databases. Called the North Carolina Community Health Information Portal (NC-HIP), the new tool is the result of a collaborative effort between CCNC, Health Landscapes, Inc., the NC Institute for Public Health and the Robert Graham Center of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The effort is federally funded through the Community Care of Southern Piedmont Beacon Community.

The site is designed to graphically geo-locate information from a variety of health and demographic databases to help identify trends and aid the development of appropriate interventions. For example, overlaying data on access to health care services with disease trends may provide insight into what types of populations and locations may be underserved for specific services.

Our aim is to develop NC-HIP into a tool that gives give doctors, public health workers and policymakers a robust tool for responding to the health needs of the community, said Annette DuBard, MD, MPH. While much of this data has been available for some time, never before have we been overlay this information in ways that reveal so clearly the interaction between disease, public health, demographics and access to care. We believe NC-HIP will be useful tool for policymakers seeking the optimal allocation of scarce resources.

NC-HIP utilizes data from the U.S. Census Bureau, DHHS Health Indicators Warehouse, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Chronic Conditions Warehouse, Institute of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Health Indicators, North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, Medicaid claims and Community Care of North Carolina chart measures. The majority of this data will be accessible through NC-HIP on its public-facing site at Some additional, confidential databases will be accessible only to authorized users with appropriate log-in credentials.

Screen captures on the accompanying page show an example of NC-HIP in action. In this first example, Medicaid claims data are used to show the prevalence of diabetes by county. In a second map, the percent of people living in poverty demonstrates a key social determinant of health. These maps can help demonstrate how demographics, geography and culture interact and are reflected in public health trends.

For more information about NC-HIP, please contact nc-hip(at)n3cn(dot)org or visit the NC-HIP page on the Community Care of North Carolina website.

About CCNC

CCNC is a community-based, public-private partnership that takes a population management approach to improving health care and containing costs for North Carolinas most vulnerable populations. Through its 14 local network partners, CCNC creates medical homes for Medicaid beneficiaries, individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, privately-insured employees and uninsured people in all 100 counties.

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