Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Leading Bariatric Surgeon, Chooses Mexico Bariatric Center For Her Own Weight-Loss Surgery

January 13, 2017

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela (Dr. V for short), chief, bariatric surgeon of Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC), has undergone her bariatric surgery with colleagues at MBC. Medical professionals are not immune to obesity and obesity-related problems. Today, many physicians, nurses, dietitians, and even bariatric surgeons are susceptible to being overweight. It’s surprising to see those on the front lines of the obesity be afflicted by the same problem. The disease is so pervasive because it’s caused by a multitude of issues, most of which the medical community is still not in agreement with, which has caused poor conflicting advice. Dr. Valenzuela felt that gastric sleeve surgery, otherwise called sleeve gastrectomy, would be her treatment of choice. Laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection is by far the , providing high, expected weight-loss with low risks. Surgical risks of surgery are then further reduced by choosing a dedicated center for bariatrics and by selecting...

Sessions College Announces Annual Graduate Awards

January 13, 2017

Online students can do remarkable work. That's the message Sessions College for Professional Design  is sending with the launch of its annual Outstanding Graduate Awards program. In December, Sessions College announced that six of the school's online 2016 graduates would receive awards for outstanding student achievement. The students honored all completed fully online two-year degree programs, studying across the U.S. and abroad at locations as diverse as Victor, Montana, Washington, DC, Ontario, Canada, and Palmerston, New Zealand. Award recipients were carefully selected by staff and faculty for academic excellence, strength of creative work, and overall contributions to the school. Awardees received a commemorative plaque and a commendation for future employers. The award recipients are: , Ontario, Canada; , San Leandro, California; , Palmerston, New Zealand; , Victor, Montana; , Pueblo, Colorado; , Washington, D.C. The...

Inspirational Party Plan Company "Trades of Hope" Announces New Mobile App to support Compassionate Entrepreneurs

January 12, 2017

Poverty is a bitter reality for many women around the world, and often not because they lack ambition, but simply because they have been born into a situation with few options. Trades of Hope was created to burst open the doors of opportunity for the women who need it, and to allow them to make the most of their natural skills and talents—and best of all, to give them hope! Trades of Hope first began selling their products using the tried-and-true home party model, which saw wild success thanks to the drive of their team of distributors, known as Compassionate Entrepreneurs. However, every enterprise that goes through growth must also go through change, and they realized quickly that they needed a solution for organizing social media and communications, as well as handling distributor training and monitoring engagement in the simplest way possible. Enter Krato and the Journey mobile application. This easy-to-use mobile platform harnesses well-researched knowledge...

Remodista Announces 2017 Honorees for Women2Watch Program in Retail Disruption

January 12, 2017

Remodista, Inc, a social think tank that works with industry to monitor and explains disruptive practices in global retail and fintech, has announced its 80 nominees for the Women2Watch in Retail Disruption program, an influential list of U.S. and Australian retail executives who are solving retail technology problems. This is the second annual Women2Watch list, and the first year the list expanded beyond the U.S., to include Australian leaders as well. The 2017 list is located at .  Of the women on the inaugural list, 30 nominees changed title or moved to a new company in the first three quarters of 2016. Honorees are known for experimenting in online and brick-and-mortar retail, solving problems in operations, CRM, marketing, commerce, IoT, supply chain, logistics, and globalization. Notable leaders honored in the 2017 list include: CEOs, CMOs CTOs and VP’s of eCommerce from companies that include New York & Company, Walt Disney Company, Christian...

National Security Expert and Citizen Soldier Executive Producer Wendy R. Anderson Joins RL Leaders

January 12, 2017

RL Leaders announced today that national security expert Wendy R. Anderson has joined the company as the Managing Director - West Coast. She will lead operations that connect the most creative minds from the entertainment industry and emerging technology experts to national security professionals, to apply innovative solutions to our nation's most pressing security challenges. "There is no greater exemplar of the power for good that creativity offers the national security community than Wendy Anderson," said RL Leaders founder John Rogers. "The depth of her experience on national security issues, combined with her successes in, and ties to, the entertainment industry, make her a natural fit for our team. We are absolutely thrilled to have her." Anderson brings more than 20 years' experience in defense, foreign policy, homeland security, and intelligence to RL Leaders. For nearly 15 years, Anderson served in a variety of senior...

Brella Brella LLC introduces The Brella™ - a customizable weather protection wearable

January 11, 2017

Ever use rain gear that restricts the upper body and arm movement? Find it clumsy and inconvenient to carry bulky rain gear or umbrella in case it might rain?  Ever wear expensive rain gear but the water runs down and soaks your neck and back?  Problem solved  -   The Brella has arrived. The Brella is an outdoor, high quality, waterproof garment that protects the head, neck, shoulders and upper body to the waist.  It gives you total freedom of movement and extension of your arms and upper body.  No restrictions regardless of the activity … and it has a small storage footprint. The Brella allows you to customize the fit around your waist, side, neck and head, and increases peripheral vision.  The Brella weighs 7 ounces, is 100% polyester with a waterproof membrane, is water proof (W/P) rated at 10,000 m2H2O and breathes at 10,000 g/m2/ 24hrs (MPV). The Brella can be used by active...

Industry Pioneer, StringWorks, Celebrates 20 Years of Serving Musicians Worldwide

January 17, 2017

The year was 1997, and the internet was still deep in a process of self-discovery. In a move that began as more of an experiment, founder Todd French launched the initial StringWorks website – hoping to find a new way to connect musicians to high quality stringed instruments. French, a cellist with an impressive resume that includes the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Opera, took a close look at many instrument lines, but found them to be lacking. He eventually realized that StringWorks would need to design its own line of instruments, in order to pair affordability with high quality craftsmanship, exceptional sound, beautiful appearance, quality tonewood, ease of playing, and specifications meeting or exceeding those set by the National Association for Music Education (formerly the MENC). "I envisioned an impeccable product line that could meet my very high standards. Fine instruments that would be as affordable as they were exceptional,”...

Grovestone Opens First Retail Location in Champaign

January 11, 2017

A dream has come alive in Champaign for Loui Liagridonis, who proudly announced the opening of his first olive oil store, Grovestone. The Liagridonis family has been producing olive oil for many generations in Greece and previously sold their ultra-premium olive oils only in Europe. The family’s ancestors used olives as their main source of fat because they thought animal fat was unhealthy as the barbarians subsisted off of it. The health and therapeutic benefits associated with consuming olive oil were first mentioned by Hippocrates, the Greek “father of medicine,” who used olive oil to treat his patients. Olive oil was named “liquid gold” by Homer because exporting it generated trade potential with other Mediterranean regions. The olive tree has been a symbol of wisdom and peace for Liagridonis’s ancestors. At the ancient Olympic Games, every winner was presented with a simple olive wreath fashioned from a branch cut with a gold-handled...

UNIQUE BOOK OFFERS FRESH LIFE ADVICE FROM MOTIVATIONAL TRIO

January 13, 2017

proudly announces the release of their highly anticipated book for high school and college graduates, Cigarettes & Bad Decisions The S*** I Wish I'd Known. The book, compiled by authors Darren “Koffee Black” Cudjoe, Tha'Wann “Hollow Tip” Mallard, and James “MrJackBrickhouse” Mallard, delves into a collection of life experiences that showed them the way to a better, more prosperous life. Cigarettes & Bad Decisions The S*** I Wish I'd Known was written to offer genuine advice and information to help young adults make better choices as they move into the world of solo responsibility. Each chapter of this powerful, funny, and awe-inspiring book offers short, yet transformative stories from each individual author. “We wanted to offer a collection of experiences and perspectives from three unique individuals who survived the pitfalls of life that were put before us during our...

KERACOLOR TAKES HAIR COLOR INTO VIBRANT NEW TERRITORY WITH COLOR-ENHANCING CONDITIONER LINE

January 12, 2017

Keracolor introduces Color + Clenditioner, a revolutionary new non-lathering conditioning cleanser which deposits color pigments to vividly colored or pre-lightened hair, taking the “cowash” into vibrant new territory in the hair color market. The six shades, from blue to pink to silver, are formulated with the same pigments as direct dye hair color, allowing “wash and go” color enhancement, color maintenance in between salon visits and customizable, buildable vibrant haircolor without damaging bleach processes or high commitment. Launching March 1, 2017, Color + Clenditioner is an alternative to color-depositing shampoos, which tend to dry out already-stressed colored hair. Combined with the power of Keracolor’s beloved Clenditioner conditioning cleanser, Color + maintains existing vivid hues, enlivens and hydrates dull hair with on-trend vibrant shades and allows users to play with color without the commitment. It also delivers “buildable"...

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