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INXPO Announces That Its Partner Won the 2013 APEX Award of Excellence in Electronic Media/Webinars

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 26, 2013

INXPO is proud to announce one of its partners, BNP Media, has won the 2013 APEX Award of Excellence in Electronic Media/Webinars. The award is based on excellence in editorial content, graphic design, and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence online.

According to an article about the APEX Awards, 100 Grand Awards were presented to companies in 12 categories. Winners were selected from around 2,400 entries.

INXPO and BNP Media originally developed a partnership to help the increasing demand for BNP Media’s online sponsorship offerings. “The partnership has been extremely successful allowing BNP Media to expand its product offerings from webcasting and online events to hybrid events,” noted Drew Vanvooren, Co-Founder and President at INXPO. BNP Media has already produced four hybrid events this year and have two more this fall.

“Winning the APEX award for our webinar program was very exciting,” Danielle Belmont, Senior Online Events Manager at BNP Media boasts. “Our partnership with INXPO has freed up some of the technology set-up time allowing us to concentrate on what really matters – creating great content that generates high registration and a successful webinar for our clients.”

About INXPO:

INXPO is changing the way businesses communicate better with their customers, employees, partners and prospects. The company’s next generation webcasting platform can be deployed as a link on a website or in an email, in an online virtual event on the company’s award-winning event platform, or as part of an ongoing 365 community inside its Social Business TV product. It has more than 3,000 successful online communications programs for global customers, including Autodesk, Cisco, Freeman, George P. Johnson, Hilton, HIMSS, P&G, PCMA, TechTarget, UBM and the U.S. Department of State. To learn more about INXPO’s next generation webcasting and online events platform please visit, or email them at contactsales(at)inxpo(dot)com or call (312) 962-3708.

About BNP Media:

Since 1926, BNP media has been serving multiple industries with its leading business-to-business publications. The company is committed to helping industry professionals succeed in business by providing superior information through its industry expertise. BNP Media has over 50 publications catering to 11 distinct industry markets. For more information about BNP Media’s award-winning webinar program, please visit BNP Events.

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Bison Gear Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence

St. Charles, IL (PRWEB) January 26, 2010

Today, over 200 employees of Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the St. Charles, Illinois headquartered gearmotor manufacturer. Bison was established in 1960 by three Chicago area entrepreneurs who derived the company's name from their last initials of B-S-N. The company began as a producer of gears and today manufactures gearmotors, electric motors and gear reducers for hundreds of customers ranging from successful entrepreneurial OEMs to many multinational industrial and commercial equipment OEMs. As one example of its success, Bison gearmotors are used in a wide variety of foodservice equipment found in virtually every fast food establishment throughout the world.

"While Bison's continuous growth and development have been driven by our many loyal customers, to whom we are very thankful, it would not have been possible without the commitment to excellence that has driven our associates now for half a century," said Ron Bullock, Bison chairman and owner. "Going forward, Bison's strong focus on skills training and research and development will ensure our next half century of success as an American manufacturer."

Beginning as a producer of gears and designer of custom gear reducers, by the late 1960s Bison's engineering expertise, quality systems and production controls were instrumental in Bison winning a contract to supply critical gear sets for use in surface to air missiles. Bison's continuous improvement efforts maintain that relationship through three generations of missile systems. By the 1970s Bison had designed a line of standard gear reducers and gearmotors sold through national distribution.

In 1981, Ron Bullock joined Bison as vice president of marketing and engineering and subsequently purchased the company in 1987. Shortly thereafter, Bison acquired Ram Tool Corporation as the basis for Bison's entry into DC motor production. In 1996, Bison's expanding standard product line of fractional horsepower gearmotors and its growing OEM customer base were accommodated by its move to a new 115,000 sq. ft. production facility in St. Charles, Illinois. Bison entered the 21st Century as possibly the only American manufacturer investing in new domestic AC motor production in order to better serve its customers by shortening the supply chain, while yielding greater versatility.

Today, Bison employs Baldrige criteria for performance excellence and drives a Lean Six Sigma enterprise to ensure customer satisfaction, while still serving its first OEM customer. Entering its semicentennial year, Bison continues with dynamic new product and technology introductions like its new 39 Frame AC motor line, which offers greater torque density in a smaller package, while extending Bison's line of Verdant Duty AC gearmotors.

About Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.

Founded in 1960, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. designs and manufactures fractional horsepower electric motors, gearmotors and gear reducers used in industrial and commercial OEM applications worldwide. Bison's strong engineering tradition, based on Robusticity principles, offers products with up to twice as much torque in the same package size as competitors. Bison's St. Charles, Illinois integrated production facility manufactures gearmotors and reducers in parallel shaft and right angle configurations, as well as AC and DC electric motors, for applications where dependability and long lifetimes are important. All web and catalog products are supported by Bison's In-Stock, Instant-Ship (ISIS) program, which ensures immediate delivery of standard products.



iLuv Earns International Acclaim for Excellence and Innovation in Product Design

Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) December 06, 2012

iLuv Creative Technology, the premier provider of the most comprehensive line of accessories for the mobile lifestyle, announced it has won two iF product design awards. For 60 years, the iF product design award has been an internationally recognized label for award-winning design and has become a symbol for outstanding achievements in design technology. Today, iF is represented worldwide, in places like Hannover and Munich (Germany), Taiwan, Korea, Poland, Turkey and Brazil. The jury, comprised of a group of international design experts, considered criteria such as design quality, finish, choice of materials, degree of innovation, environmental impact, and functionality to determine the recipients of this years awards.

We constantly strive to create premium quality products that are innovative in design, said Felix Kim, Sr. Manager of Business Development at iLuv. We are very pleased to have earned this recognition from the iF design awards panel, which includes some of the worlds most prestigious designers. We will continue to deliver products that are truly innovative and inspire consumers while also adding value to their mobile lifestyle.

iLuvs award winning products include the new MultiCharger-X and the family of Audio/Charging Cables.


MCI (Making Connections Intervention) Wins 2012 Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning Magazine

Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) November 14, 2012

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Lightspeed Systems Receives Two Awards of Excellence From Tech & Learning

Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2012

Lightspeed Systems was recently honored as the recipient of two Awards of Excellence, as chosen by a panel of more than thirty educators. The long-standing and prestigious awards program from Tech & Learning magazine recognizes innovative education technology products and Lightspeed Systems is proud to be a multi-year winner.

My Big Campus, the collaborative Learning Management System (LMS) created by Lightspeed Systems, received the Best Upgraded Products award. Part learning management system, part social network, and part content management system, My Big Campus is the only solution built specifically for education that safely brings together all the tools students and educators need and makes them easy to access and easy to share. With My Big Campus, teachers can engage students with fun, interactive, and standards-focused contentboth inside the classroom and outside the school walls. Some of the newest features that earned My Big Campus the award are the Bundle Exchange where teachers can share lessons; EduTalk where educators can connect and communicate; and updated Schoolwork, with quizzes, assessments, assignments and more.

Chosen as the Best New Product, the Rocket Web Filter from Lightspeed Systems provides schools with a comprehensive filtering and reporting solution on a scalable, high-speed appliance. Customizable for a variety of networks, the Rocket Web Filter comes pre-loaded with the desired softwaremaking installation fast and easy and providing IT staff with a single point of management. The Rocket Web Filter gives schools the best filtering solution for their mobile devices and desktop computers, on the best high-speed appliance.

Both Lightspeed Systems and Tech & Learning realize that using the right technology solution is more important than ever. Schools have limited resources and need tools that make innovative learning programs easy, safe, and effective. With My Big Campus and the Web Filter, Lightspeed Systems provides these tools for schools and is committed to working with together to accomplish amazing things in the classroom.

Everything we do at Lightspeed Systems is with IT staff, educators, and students in mind, shares President Brian Thomas. Our companys solutions help schools transform learning by creating safe, mobile, and collaborative learning environments. We are once again honored to be recognized by the Tech & Learning community.

Be one of the over two million users on My Big Campus. Create a free account at

For more information on the Rocket Web Filter, visit


About Lightspeed Systems

To us, education isn't an industry; it's a passion. Our solutions make it safe, secure, and easy for IT staff to give users access to resources that make learning engaging, collaborativeand real.

Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been partnering with, listening to, and supporting IT staff in schoolsmaking their day-to-day tasks manageable and their educational goals reachable. Today our solutions are used in more than 3,000 school districts for more than 10 million students. Our products have won numerous awards and our company has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies for the last five years. But more than what we've done, we're interested in what we can do, together: transform education. For more information, call 661-716-7600, or visit


Toni Frantz


Lightspeed Systems


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Aptaras Custom eLearning Solutions Take Gold, Silver, and Bronze for a Total of Six Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards

Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012

Aptara, Inc., a leader in online learning and performance-enhancing solutions, was awarded six Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards for a range of custom eLearning solutions developed for Fortune 1000 clients.


Califone Earns Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning Magazine

San Fernando, Calif. (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

Tech & Learning magazine honored the Titanium Series Headset (with Guaranteed for Life Cords) from Califone International, Inc. as a Best Upgraded Product Winner in its 30th Annual Awards of Excellence Program. Tech & Learning recognized that the Titanium Series Headset have made significant enhancements since the previous version of the same product and evolved with the changing technology to continue to offer the highest quality experience for educators and students.

The Titanium Series Headset is the industrys first washable headset. The headsets can be immersed (after the cord has been detached) in soapy water without worrying about damaging sensitive electronic equipment. Califone upgraded the Titanium Series Headset with its innovative Guaranteed for Life cord to provide schools with a long-lasting, durable option to extend the life of the equipment and maximize their investment.

The Guaranteed for Life cord was developed to withstand extreme wear and tear in educational settings, such as cord biting, swinging or twirling the headset, and being rolled over by a chair. Each cord is fitted with a special woven fabric that protects the interior wiring. A red strand is woven into the fabric to help educators easily identify the Guaranteed for Life cord, which has an industry-first lifetime warranty. If the cord is damaged through normal school or library use, Califone will replace or repair the cord. In a recent survey, more than 68 percent of responding educators reported that they witnessed students chewing on headphone and headset cords as often as several times each day.

Additionally, some Titanium Series Headsets offer an industry-first 85-decibel volume restriction. As a leading manufacturer of audiovisual devices for educational use, Califone has long advocated safe listening practices and raised awareness of the adverse effects high volume levels can have on hearing for children and adolescents. Califone is committed to hearing safety, and is a strong supporter of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and its Listen To Your Buds campaign.

The Titanium Series Headset supports online and digital learning through its use of USB or To Go plugs to connect with computers or mobile devices. Califone headsets enable students to initiate and fully participate in live online class discussions and virtual learning programs, as well as many other media-rich lessons, supporting learning across the school curriculum and the Common Core State Standards.

Tech & Learning honored 83 education technology products as winners in its 30th annual recognition program. A panel of educators tested and selected the Titanium Series Headset as a winning entry in the Upgraded Product category.

Califone is privileged to have earned the Best Upgraded Product award from Tech & Learnings prestigious Awards of Excellence program, said Tim Ridgway, vice president of marketing for Califone. We constantly strive to produce top-of-the-line product offerings for educators and students, and this award acknowledges our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with new and innovative technology.

A detailed description and judges comments about the Califone Titanium Series Headset will be published in the Tech & Learnings December 2012 Awards Issue.

About Califone

Califone was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, presentation and professional markets. The company offers a complete line of audio solutions, wireless systems and multimedia products for small, medium and large presentation needs. Califone serves millions of educators and students in the PreK through higher education school environments, and has expanded to serve business and industry, houses of worship, parks and recreation, and other presentation markets as well.

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CFO Magazine Wins Eight Azbee Awards of Excellence

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

CFO took six American Society of Business Publication Editors Northeast Regional Awards and two National Awards at a banquet in New York City last week. Six of the awards were for design, specifically honoring Robert Lesser, CFOs designer/art director.

Lesser received a national gold award, two regional gold awards, two regional silver awards, and one regional bronze award for graphics excellence. The national gold was for Graphics Excellence, Opening Page/Spread, Illustration (The Big Fail). The regional golds were for an illustration in an opening page or spread (Fit to Be Tied) and for a computer-generated front cover (Getting There From Here). The silvers were for an opening page or spread photo (Going for the Other Green), and for a front-cover photo (Where Theres Smoke, Theres Fraud). He also received a bronze award for a photo for an opening page or spread (Where Theres Smoke, Theres Fraud).

On the editorial side, the magazines Topline section was honored with a bronze award for editorial excellence in a regular section. Scott Leibs, Marielle Segarra, and Kate OSullivan were singled out for their work on the section in the July/August, September, and October 2011 issues. received a national silver award for Online Excellence, New or Relaunched Web Site, honoring team members Robert Lesser, Deana Colucci, Marie Leone, Edward Teach, Jiun Chin, and John Pal.

Were very proud of our editorial and design teams, said Rob Stuart, EVP and Publisher of CFO Publishing. Over the past year we have introduced several new products, and redesigned the magazine and Web site. Its very gratifying to be recognized along with the countrys most prominent magazines as having provided our readers with a consistently strong publication month in and month out.

ASBPEs Azbee Awards of Excellence program is one of the most competitive there is for business-to-business, trade, association, and professional publications. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters, and digital media Web sites, e-newsletters, digital magazines, and blogs. The competition is open to all U.S.-based publications. The ASBPE will present its national awards later this year.

About CFO Publishing:

CFO Publishing LLC, a portfolio company of Seguin Partners, is the leading business-to-business media brand focused on the information needs of senior finance executives. Delivering content through multiple channels including online, digital, mobile, and print, the business consists of CFO magazine,, CFO Research Services, CFO Learning and CFO Conferences. CFOs award-winning editorial content and loyal, influential audience make it a valued resource for its readers as well as an effective marketing partner for a wide range of companies that seek to reach them. CFO has long-standing relationships with nearly a million finance executives.

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Soffront Software, Inc. Receives a 2012 CRM Excellence Award from Customer Interaction Solutions Magazine; Soffront CRM Honored for Helping Clients Improve CRM

Fremont, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2012

Soffront Software, Inc. ( announced today that TMC, an integrated media company, has named Soffront CRM as a recipient of a Customer Interaction Solutions 2012 CRM Excellence Award. Customer Interaction Solutions has been the premier publication in the CRM, contact center and teleservices industries since 1982.

We are excited to be receiving this prestigious award, said Manu Das, President, Soffront Software, Inc. Soffront CRM is designed to accommodate how people really work, connecting all of your organization's departments seamlessly sales, marketing, customer service, IT helpdesk, project management, product development and operations. It is intuitively designed to provide the information needed to users within the entire company, without forcing unnecessary steps that slows users down."

Soffront Software, Inc. has been granted a CRM Excellence Awards for its commitment to its customers and their clients, said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. Soffront Software, Inc. has demonstrated to the editors of Customer Interaction Solutions that Soffront CRM improved the processes of their clients businesses by streamlining and facilitating the flow of information needed for companies to retain customers.

Based on hard data, the CRM Excellence Awards rely on facts and numbers demonstrating the improvements that the winners product has made in a clients business. Winners were chosen on the basis of their product or services ability to help extend and expand the customer relationship to become all encompassing, covering the entire enterprise and the entire customer lifecycle.

The Thirteenth Annual CRM Excellence Award winners can be found in the May 2012 issue of Customer Interaction Solutions magazine.

For more information, please visit

About Soffront Software, Inc.

For nineteen years, Soffront has provided CRM solutions for small-to-medium sized companies. Compared to other leading CRM providers, Soffront CRM drives more sales by helping sales teams spend more time selling and less time in the CRM. Companies that switch to Soffront report significant cost savings with drag-and drop customization and the elimination of add-ons. Soffront's integrated CRM contains all of the required functionality including sales force automation, marketing automation, customer service, and project management. Soffront CRM provides a higher return on investment, generating more revenue, more savings and a better user experience. Soffront is privately held, debt-free and profitable.

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About Customer Interaction Solutions

Since 1982, Customer Interaction Solutions (CIS) magazine has been the voice of the call/contact center, CRM and teleservices industries. CIS magazine has helped the industry germinate, grow, mature and prosper, and has served as the leading publication in helping these industries that have had such a positive impact on the world economy to continue to thrive. Through a combination of outstanding and cutting-edge original editorial, industry voices, in-depth lab reviews and the recognition of the innovative leaders in management and technology through our highly valued awards, Customer Interaction Solutions strives to continue to be the publication that holds the quality bar high for the industry. Please visit

About TMC

TMC, celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2012, is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines., which is read by 1.5 million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the worlds leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: including Mobility Tech, M2M Evolution, Business Video, ChannelVision Expo, MSPWorld, Super WiFi, SUITS, LatinComm, HTML5 Summit Conferences and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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Assembly Member Mary Hayashi Honors Dr. Leroy Morishita for Excellence in Higher Education

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2012

Assembly Member Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward), vice chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, announced that Dr. Leroy Morishita will receive the Excellence in Higher Education Award on May 14, 2012 at the State Capitol. The recognition is part of the California State Assemblys annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month awards ceremony.

Dr. Morishita has been an outstanding leader for education, and a dedicated advocate for Asian and Pacific Islander communities, stated Assembly Member Hayashi. He serves as a tremendous inspiration for young people.

Dr. Leroy Morishita is the fifth president of California State University, East Bay. He was appointed to the position in January 2012, after serving as interim president for six months. Previously, he was executive vice president for administration and finance, as well as chief financial officer at San Francisco State University.

Dr. Morishita has dedicated his career to advancing higher education, with more than 30 years of experience as an administrator and an educator. His work has spanned diverse areas from counseling, computer sciences and research, to budget planning and finance. He has been involved with his local communities, serving as a trustee of the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, and was a former board member for the Japanese Cultural and Community Center for Northern California and Oaklands Asian Community Mental Health Services

The Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus hosts the annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Awards ceremony, which is now in its seventh year. The ceremony features awards to recognize Asian Pacific Islander American trailblazers who have achieved excellence in the fields of business, civil rights, labor, law, new media, education and public service.

Assembly Member Hayashi is the Chair of the Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection Committee and serves the 18th Assembly District, which includes San Leandro, Hayward, Dublin, most of Castro Valley and Pleasanton, and a portion of Oakland, as well as the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo and Sunol.

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