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Garden City, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2012

Members and guests of the NAPW Baton Rouge, LA Local Chapter gathered on September 13th for a professional networking meeting at The Red Shoes, a Baton Rouge center that focuses on womens spiritual and personal growth. The organizations Executive Director inspired members and guests with her talk of their program, Lifting Loans, which is geared toward empowering women entrepreneurs.

Before NAPW Baton Rouge, LA President Trina G. Armstrong introduced the Executive Director of The Red Shoes, she welcomed Spenceyawnti (Spence) St. Amant, the Chapters newest member. Spence, the mother of three, is an accountant for the State of Louisiana whose responsibilities include budgeting and financial analysis.

Our new member told the crowd she enjoys being in a happy atmosphere, which makes her a perfect fit with the NAPW Baton Rouge, LA Local Chapter! said Trina.

This months venue for the networking meeting was also a perfect fit for the Baton Rouge, LA Chapter. The Red Shoes is a center that focuses on womens spiritual and personal growth. Yoga and meditation, arts and crafts, and wellness activities plus programs geared toward women entrepreneurs, are just a sampling of what the organization offers.

Wendy Herschman, the Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, took the floor to give members and guests an overview of the history of The Red Shoes.

The center is named for the red shoes that Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz believed she needed to get back home, explained Wendy. At the center, women are encouraged to find themselves and tap into the talents they already possess, forsaking what others believe they should do or be in the world.

Wendy went on to speak about the organizations Lifting Loans program, which gives women entrepreneurs a lift in getting their small businesses off to a good start. The micro loan is offered at a 5% interest rate to qualifying applicants. The Coordinator of the Lifting Loans program provided members with the actual application that is used to evaluate the feasibility of granting a small business loan.

At the conclusion of The Red Cross presentation, we were given a tour of the center. The main rooms feature meditation and arts and crafts activities, said Trina. The atmosphere at The Red Shoes was very warm and inviting. Members stated they plan to revisit the facility.

At the conclusion of the tour of the facilities, the Chapter President introduced the first segment of All Eyes on You, a new standing agenda item that Trina introduced at last months meeting that showcases members individual accomplishments and successes.

As President of NAPW Baton Rouge, LA Chapter, I believe that every effort should be made to promote NAPWs mission of empowering women and highlighting their ongoing successes.

Accordingly, Trina and the other members present at the meeting, Olevia M. Holland-Cooper, Alison R. Woods, and Spence St. Amant, all had the opportunity to let the others know about something positive that took place in their lives and/or careers since they last met.

Trinas accomplishment since last months meeting was she had secured two local business sponsors for the Susan G. Komen Pink Out initiative. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Chapters adopted charity, had asked that the Baton Rouge, LA Chapter serve as their champion of the Pink Out initiative by getting local businesses to donate to the cause.

Businesses will compete by donating $ 250 to the Susan G. Komen charity and decorating the front door of their businesses in pink during the month of October, said Trina.

Alisons accomplishment was that she had agreed to be a volunteer at future Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure educational events, such as health fairs.

Olevia was happy to announce she started a book club and recently received her Insurance Adjusters license.

Spence mentioned she is charting her next educational move and is considering whether to pursue her C.P.A. license or an M.B.A.

Trina also shared the latest NAPW news with members and suggested everyone visit the NAPW website for updates. She encouraged the women to check out the discounts that are available to members that allow them to save money with retailers who have partnered with NAPW.

A further discussion on the Chapters charity of choice, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, continued with Trina and Alison giving an update on the Komen Volunteer Casting Call rally, which was held August 25th. Trina reminded members of the upcoming Perfectly Pink luncheon scheduled at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel on September 30th and encouraged them to show up in their prettiest pink outfits. She also reiterated dates for the remaining 2012 Komen events.

Upcoming 2012 NAPW Baton Rouge, LA Local Chapter monthly meetings are planned for Wednesday, October 10th and Wednesday, November 14th. A representative from Komen will be the featured speaker at the October meeting. Trina has invited a Mary Kay consultant to present at the November meeting. Beauty consultations are planned to give members and guests makeup tips just in time for the holidays. The date for the end of the year mixer is to be determined.

The meeting concluded with members expressing how much they had enjoyed the visit to The Red Shoes and the discussions that took place during the meeting, said Trina.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

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Garden City, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2012

The NAPW Montgomery Local Chapter met for the first time on Thursday, May 31th for a professional networking meeting at Realty Central located at 11123 Chantilly Parkway, Pike Road, AL 36064. Realty Central is a Real Estate company offering Real Estate services to Montgomery and the surrounding areas. Realty Central is where the Chapter will continue to meet for upcoming meetings, unless space becomes an issue. It is in a convenient location for all of the current local chapter members.

Kate Rudd, Montgomery Local Chapter President, kicked off the meeting by welcoming everyone, briefly speaking about the Montgomery Chapter meeting agenda, upcoming opportunities, and events published on NAPW website. Members were asked to introduce themselves and exchange business cards to get know one another. Kate also invited members to join the Montgomery Chapter Page to communicate, see photos, hear local news, and provide comments.

Yvonne Z. Messer, CFP, ChFC is a Franchise Owner and Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial Services, which specializes in financial planning and investment services. Messers areas of expertise include retirement planning and helping women achieve their financial goals. She is currently involved with The Financial Planning Association and The Estate Planning Council.

Angela Swarts is a Licensee and Owner of Great Hires, LLC d/b/a Spherion & Interim Personnel of Augusta, Inc., which specializes in recruiting and staffing. Her area of expertise is in sales. She is currently involved with the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, CEO Roundtable, and the Society of Human Resource Management.

Jennifer Blake Eatman, currently works for Alfa Insurance Corp., which specializes in multi line insurance and financial services. She is also an independent consultant of Arbonne, which carries natural creams and herbal teas that are pure, safe, and beneficial to your health. She is currently involved in the Young Professional Mayoral Council, EMERGE Montgomery, Leadership Montgomery Torch Bearers Class III, Jr. Executive Board American Cancer Society, Jr. Executive Board Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Junior League Montgomery, Judson College National Alumnae Association, Montgomery Chorale, Montgomery Biscuits Baseball Booster Club, and the Capital City Club Young Leadership Council.

The Chapters goals include expanding the Chapter, developing a volunteer system, engaging prospects, and increasing awareness about NAPW among companies, agencies, and organizations, said Kate.

They also want to become a part of local charities, volunteer, and possibly get involved in some fundraising. The members decided to focus on supporting local groups involving women in need.

Many of the members have offered assistance with meeting venues, speakers, member calls, and planning. NAPW member, Angela Swarts has volunteered to be in charge of the Montgomery Chapters social media.

Yvonne Messer and Jennifer Blake Eatman will also assist with contacting new members to grow the Chapter and anything else that is needed.

The Montgomery Chapter Meetings are posted on the Montgomery Chapter page of the NAPW site for future reference. Future meetings are planned to be held on June 21st , July 19th, August 20th, September 17th, October 18th, November 15th, and December 19th. The meetings will start at 6:00pm and will be held at the Montgomery Office of Realty Central at 1123 Chantilly Pkwy, Pike Road, AL 36064.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2012

The unveiling comes just weeks after CureMD was awarded the number one ranking by KLAS as the leading Cloud-based EHR for the ambulatory physician office marketplace. Unlike many of its competitors in the field, CureMDs solution is comprised of the functions necessary to manage a busy practice including billing, scheduling, e-prescribing, electronic health records, document management and a patient portal.

According to Kamal Hashmat, CEO, the nimble and easy to learn CureMD solution reduces the timeline to attest for Meaningful Use by 60%. Deployment costs have been reduced by up to 55% due in part to the fact that the application has been engineered to run on Microsofts .NET platform using a single SQL Server database. The software suite is easily accessible from any windows device with an internet connection.

We have gone to great lengths to enhance our award winning SMART CLOUD solution for ASCO Oncologists to help them efficiently manage their office workflows, including the ordering and tracking of chemotherapy regimens said Hashmat, selecting and managing the most appropriate protocols, using the latest standard of care, helps each Oncologist combat the downward spiral on reimbursements, which too often is made known to the Oncologist by an insurance payer long after a treatment plan has begun.

The Board of Directors at CureMD have recommended special introductory subscription pricing of $ 495 per month for the first physician with discounts available for each additional provider in the group. Low start-up fees apply for implementation and training.

Kamal Hashmat and other members of the CureMD team will be demonstrating and answering questions from booth 5017 alongside the EHR Lab within the Practice Management and Office Automation section of the exhibit hall at McCormick Place, the site of this years annual meeting.

CureMD is a New York based, award-winning network of health information management systems and services, offering certified EHR, practice management, patient portal, revenue cycle management and transcription to help accelerate adoption and Meaningful Use qualificationdriving outcomes and subsidy payments to maximize value and returns. CureMDs advanced web technology and award-winning usability facilitate quality decision making, streamline operations and ensure compliance.

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Matawan, NJ (PRWEB) June 01, 2012

The International 22q11.2 Foundation Inc., an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected by chromosome 22q11.2 abnormalities through family and professional partnerships, is acting as the lead sponsor for The 8th Biennial International 22q11.2DS Conference in Orlando, FL,USA from July 6 -10th. This event is the most comprehensive gathering of its kind for professionals and families to network, share ideas and learn about cutting-edge trends in basic science research, medical, dental, educational and psycho-social issues related to 22q11.2DS.

Families, clinicians, scientists and educators from around the world are invited to participate. The event will include platform presentations on a wide range of topics ranging from research findings and clinical care to educational and behavioral strategies related to a multitude of birth defects including, but not limited to, congenital heart disease, cleft lip and palate, neural tube defects, and congenital brain malformations. For participating families, expanded question and answer periods provide opportunities for parent-professional dialogue and this is a terrific chance to network with other affected individuals and families. For participating professionals, the conference can meet continuing education requirements including accreditations and certifications through The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. For more information on continuing education, please visit Medical students are also welcome.

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2012

Card Scanning Solutions, CSSN Inc., a leading developer of image processing solutions, will be exhibiting its OCR scanning solutions at the eClinicalWorks

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Garden City, NY (PRWEB) March 27, 2012

The NAPW Sacramento Local Chapter met for a professional networking meeting on both February 13th , and 27th. Sharon Darrow, Chapter President, opened the meeting and was very excited to welcome everyone to their anniversary month. The Sacramento Chapter — the very first one in the nation — held their first meeting in February of, 2009.

The start of the local chapter was the beginning of huge growth for the NAPW, and our chapter members can take a lot of pride in being a big part of that, said Sharon. Sharon also reminded everyone of the upcoming NAPW Annual Conference, which will be held on May 18th in New York.

Members in attendance were Sara Lopez, Lauren Forcella, Teresa Shah, Shirley Smith, Linda Melody, Leigh Stepp, Ramona Herriford, Andrea Meyer, June Azevedo, Sue Clark, and Elisha Clark.

Guests in attendance were Margaret Allison, Lekisha Appleton, Teddy Mathis, and Pat Harvey.

Teresa Shah is both a Medical Social Worker with Alternative Compassion Care Services. Teresa is the Chapter President of the NAPW Roseville Local Chapter as well.

Shirley Smith has acquired the name “Queen” because she likes to take charge of things! She now has an online retail business called Absolute, and a shopping service for people who don’t have time to shop for themselves.

Linda Melody is an independent associate with LegalShield. She asked the group if anyone had been frustrated by legal questions but didn’t know a good attorney, or didn’t want to pay an attorney. LegalShield provides the option to pick up the phone and call with legal questions and not receive a bill for the time.

Whatever the subject or problem, you can take care of it with LegalShield with just a small monthly fee, Linda said. It functions just like homeowners insurance, auto insurance, and health insurance, but for legal needs. Linda also runs the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce and is so excited and proud about the growth and revitalization that has taken place. The Chamber made the front cover of the Arden-Carmichael News, which is a huge change from when they were ready to close just two years ago!

Leigh Stepp is an attorney with Anwyl, Scoffield and Stepp. She practices in general civil litigation, business matters, insurance matters, and in personal injury claims. She usually works from the defense side, but looks at each individual case. Leigh invited anyone in need of legal advice to give her a call. If she can’t help she will find someone who can.

Ramona Herriford, of Herriford Insurance Services, is a health insurance broker. She markets medical insurance and dental coverage from all the major carriers, vision from VSP, disability insurance, and life insurance. She is also an AFLAC agent. She believes in choice and in educating her clients so they can make the best choice for their needs and budgets.

Andrea Meyer, currently a notary republic, has just started her new career path. She is attending Heald College to become a Paralegal. She also works with a nonprofit organization, The Society for the Blind, as a member of the Consumer Advisory Committee. Her goal is to educate people who are blind or have low vision to let them know what resources are available for them.

June Azevedo spent a little time talking about her history, starting with ten years working for a printer — enough time to convince her that was not what she wanted to do! She then started a laminating company and ran it for 28 years. For three years she has been working as a print broker and owner of Azevedo Print & Design. June will do whatever she can to help you change your image, to enhance your image, and to make you look better in print.

Sue Clark has been a writer all of her life, and has owned a number of businesses. She now specializes in everything connected to writing. She has been a literary agent for about 40 years, but also is a ghost writer, an editor, a poet, a teacher of all types of writing, but is specializing right now helping writers complete memoirs. Sue brought in two newly published books, both memoirs, done by her clients and published by a new publishing company owned by another of Sue’s clients.!

Elisha Choice-Cheek has many talents, and is also a published author. She comes to Sacramento by way of Stockton, California, where she was born and raised, then from Los Angeles where she lived in “LaLaLand” for 29 years working in the film industry. One of Elisha’s prime focuses now is helping her mother organize and publish her poetry. She said she was so pleased to hear from so many creative women, since it was now time for women to share their lives and dreams with each other and with the world. She still loves the entertainment world and helping creative people, but reminds them that they must prepare and plan for retirement by paying themselves first.

Lekisha Appleton is an image consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics. She has a training center on Arden Way where they do makeovers and facials for businesswomen on Monday and Tuesday evenings. She is always looking for businesswomen who might be interested in earning additional income or a change of career.

Margaret Allison, attending for the first time as a guest, is an independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics. She just celebrated her first business anniversary on December 31st, and came to meet other business women. Prior to starting with Mary Kay she worked with her husband on the family Landscape Architectural business. When they downsized she had a lot of time available and thought May Kay would be a great opportunity to meet and work with other women. She is working hard to build her business and is working to become a “Director” because she loves helping women feel better about themselves.

We have so many amazing women with an incredible array of talents and contacts, and it would be wonderful if we could find a way to contribute to our community through the Chapter, said Sharon.

Choosing a single charity would be pretty difficult, especially since our members represent a huge array of charities and non-profit organizations doing all kinds of good work, so we talked about what our overall focus might be.

The Chapter will focus their ideas in specific ways, and work with local groups and resources to accomplish those goals.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

For additional information regarding the NAPW Sacramento Local Chapter and/or [NAPW please visit

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Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 26, 2012

VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced that it will host a webinar discussing how federal agencies can comply with Executive Order 13514, mandating that at least 15 percent of existing buildings and leases meet the Guiding Principles by 2015. With constrained budgets, federal agencies are challenged to meet this objective. Success hinges on the ability to evaluate and prioritize sustainability investments to achieve the greatest impact, all within the context of their overall mission and capital plans.

VFA Project Director Susan Buchanan, LEED AP, will present Sustainability on a Budget: The Guiding Principles Challenge on Thursday, March 29, at 2 p.m. EDT. Sustainable practices need to be integrated into not only daily facility management programs, but also into long-term capital planning processes. By combining initiatives to meet the Guiding Principles with detailed data about overall deficiencies across an existing building portfolio, federal agencies can get a holistic view of a facilitys needs to maximize both facility condition and sustainability.

Webinar attendees will learn how to: develop strategies to meet the Guiding Principles with limited budgets; define and track key performance metrics; identify green opportunities alongside conventional capital improvements; prioritize and rank options; and integrate sustainability into the capital planning process.

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