National Safety Apparel® acquires DRIFIRE®

June 01, 2016

NSA Welcomes the Addition of Another Leading Safety Apparel Brand National Safety Apparel® (NSA), a leading manufacturer of safety apparel, announced the acquisition of DRIFIRE® from Optimer Brands based in Chicago, IL. DRIFIRE® is a brand of technologically advanced performance safety apparel that was born on the battlefield to protect military personnel. Today the DRIFIRE® line of products is utilized in a variety of industries, which include power generation, petrochemical, and INDYCAR racing.    The acquisition of DRIFIRE® further increases National Safety Apparel’s portfolio of flame resistant (FR) brands and adds another market leader to their already established “House of Brands”. The DRIFIRE® line of safety products will be promoted to National Safety Apparel’s distributor-partners alongside their existing ArcGuard®, Vizable 360°™, Carbon Armour™, HYDROlite FR™,  and...

New Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Named at Krystal®

June 01, 2016

The Krystal Company® announces the appointment of Rodney Lee as its new CFO and Executive Vice President effective June 1. Formerly with Fazoli’s and YUM! Brands, Lee brings over 25 years of experience in the Quick-Service Restaurant Industry, with more than 14 of those years serving at the Chief Financial Officer level. “We are very fortunate to be able to bring someone of Rodney’s caliber to our executive leadership team,” said Omar Janjua, Chief Executive Officer for The Krystal Company®. “I’ve personally known and worked with Rodney in the past, and I’ve seen first-hand his ability to make a tremendous impact on business results through people.” During his tenure with Fazoli’s, Lee helped drive seven years of positive comps and recorded the most profitable year for the company in its history. Lee has also been responsible for similar results while serving as the Chief Financial Officer...

VANGUARD Announces Month-Long Instant Rebates on Travel Photography Accessories

June 01, 2016

Vanguard, global leader in photo-video accessories and sports optics, is excited to announce its first-ever opportunity to save on the VEO travel line of tripods, monopods and bags.  With an emphasis on compact, lightweight, and durable construction the VEO Collection of bags, tripods and monopods is tailor-made for travel photographers.  Now, for the entire month of June, save up to $50 on select VEO tripods and up to $20 on VEO monopods and bags with “We introduced the VEO collection last year, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Photographers are always in serious need of a lightweight and compact tripod/ bag combination to make traveling with their gear easier, and VEO makes that possible. After a year of being on the market, we decided to offer VEO at a reduced price, and just in time for travel season,” said Director of Global Marketing Joshua Pawlak. The VEO tripod collection is the industry’s first traveler...

Waratek CEO to Present in Cyber Innovation Showcase at InfoSecurity Europe on Runtime Application Self Protection

June 02, 2016

Brian Maccaba will explore the challenges in maintaining application availability, for new and legacy applications, while addressing security vulnerabilities; and will discuss how Runtime Application Self Protection provides fast remediation and compensating controls against critical vulnerabilities for regulatory compliance. WHO:              Brian Maccaba, Waratek CEO, is a serial entrepreneur with a track record for identifying and bringing to market disruptive technologies for the financial services industry. He led Cognotec to develop AutoDeal, a pioneering Web-based foreign exchange trading platform that was adopted by more than sixty banks worldwide. Mr. Maccaba has led Waratek through the transition from Research and Development to live deployment, where Waratek was voted ‘Most Innovative Security Solution’ at RSA 2015. WHAT:          ...


June 01, 2016

Every year the first Friday in June is celebrated as National Donut Day across the United States.  Donut junkies have a chance to indulge their fantasies consuming an assortment of their favorite hot and gooey treats, and turning the other cheek on their diets. Major donut chains such as Dunkin Donuts, Honey Dew Donuts, Krispy Kreme and others across the country will leverage this special day to promote FREE donut offers to their fans. This year something new is on the menu to celebrate National Donut Day, thanks to Bare Tree Media and its FREE emojiTap mobile app. The company just released an assortment of 30 FREE donut themed emojis, offering donut lovers the ability to text donut emojis from their smart phone or tablet.  Robert Ferrari, CEO at Bare Tree Media, said, “We are excited to launch this latest series of donut emojis for FREE so donut fans in the US and abroad can add some flavor to their text messaging. Our donut emojis can be sent directly...


May 31, 2016

A private seller has sold its Santa Monica unentitled redevelopment property at 1626 Lincoln Boulevard for $15,750,000 to the developer of the former Fred Segal building, 500 Broadway.  “At a premium of $580 per square foot, that’s the highest price to date for land on Lincoln boulevard,” says T.C. Macker, CCIM. The developer plans to convert their newly purchased 28,070 square foot lot into affordable housing. of Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC represented the Buyer, an institutional developer and Scott Carr of KW Commercial represented the Seller, a private family.    About Coldwell Banker Commercial Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC is a Los Angeles based commercial real estate brokerage firm founded in 1988 by one of L.A.’s most recognized commercial real estate brokers Timothy C. Macker. Our firm is a full service real estate company that provides exemplary consultation, advisory...


June 01, 2016

Sahar Whelan, RPh, BSc. Phm MSc. Phm, Director of Pharmacy/Business Development for Concord Specialty Pharmacy, has been named  “Top Professional of the Year in Pharmacy for 2016” by the International Association of Top Professionals. While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees will be invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. With over 25 years of experience in pharmacy and over 15 years as Director of Pharmacy, the latest at her own Concord Specialty Pharmacy, Ms. Whelan has certainly proved herself in the...

Secure Your Home Wirelessly – Boltivate Smart Lock – Kickstarter Launching SOON!

May 31, 2016

It’s a typical day – you lock the front door, leave for work around 7AM – but today, you come back in the evening to find your door unlocked and your home vandalized. Most people leave their house every day with the believe that their home is secure. But how many of them are actually protected? With a deadbolt lock alone, and you are not protected from break-ins. If you had a Boltivate smart-lock installed, your home would be significantly more secure and you would have received an immediate notification with the option to notify the police, if a break-in did occur. How Can I Secure My Home Affordably? Many people think that the standard lock is enough to keep intruders out, but this is simply not the case in the modern world. Luckily, there is a solution invented by a forward-thinking young entrepreneur from New Jersey has invented a lock cover that is easy to install, works with an app, and greatly... adds First Aid and CPR Online Courses to its Cudoo programs, as part of its socially responsible learning programs

June 01, 2016

According to statistics provided by the American Heart Association, less than 1/3 of people who experience a cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location get help. This failure to help is largely because people do not feel confident in their skills and are afraid to get involved. More than 4 million workers suffer a non-fatal injury per year. The most common workplace injuries include, slipping and falling, chemical exposure, repetitive movements, transportation accidents and health emergencies. “Everyone knows that taking a CPR class is a good idea, but many of us don't get round to it, either because of work or family commitments.  The same problem applies to renewing the certification. We are delighted to partner with ProTrainings to launch online, internationally accepted first aid and CPR courses on, in line with our mission to offer affordable, accessible training that makes a difference," commented Sue Brett,...

Two-time Grammy nominated composer/trumpeter Russell Gunn to release groundbreaking new Album!

June 01, 2016

“Russell Gunn's inimitable conception of music is a diasporic crucible of ancestral intent.” -Mtafuta Ukweli Russell Gunn’s new recording “The Sirius Mystery” is a progressive, dynamic and compelling four part master work, genre bending musical odyssey blending "Jazz", EDM, American Trap, African Drums, Dub Step and Charlie Parker improvisation in a four movement suite that is inspired by and based on the “mythology” of the Dogon Tribe of Mali. The title of the work takes its name from the best selling book on the subject by author Robert K. Temple and research by French anthropologist Marcel Griaule. “The Sirius Mystery” seamlessly blends "Jazz" with EDM, African Drums, Southern Hip Hop, Dogon Astrology, and acutely complex Melodic Motifs. Intensely emotional and angular improvisation crown the “odd...

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