National Association of Professional Women Announces Terry Marcus, Owner of Woofdorf-Astoria Dog Hotel and Day Spa, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

Garden City, NY (PRWEB) November 11, 2014

NAPW honors Terry Marcus as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Marcus is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in pet hospitality services. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

?I have eight rescue dogs of my own and needed a place to board them when I was away. All I could find were caged kennels and that was not what I wanted for our dogs,? says Ms. Marcus. ?So, I decided to create our own affordable, luxury hotel for dogs.?

In 2006, Ms. Marcus opened the doors to Woofdorf-Astoria Dog Hotel and Day Spa in Racine, Wisconsin, where there are no cages or kennels, just wide-open, safe spaces for dogs to run, play and relax. Whether they need to board their beloved animals for a few days or weeks, or are simply looking for a welcoming place where their dogs could spend time with other dogs, the full-service facility offers pet owners peace of mind, and dogs a loving, fun and safe home away from home.

From a 6500-square-foot rubber-floored playroom to one and a half acres of fenced-in dog park to a big screen TV for when the animals are ?dog tired,? Ms. Marcus has created a hotel and dog spa of the highest quality. Her staff of dog-loving professionals, which has grown from four to more than 24, is as dedicated as she is when it comes to ensuring the dogs love their time at Woofdorf-Astoria. There is even a live doggie cam so pet owners can see for themselves how well their pets are doing. Ms. Marcus hopes to continue to grow her business and soon expand her services to include boarding for cats, as well as dogs.


About NAPW

NAPW?s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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Canal Digital taps Xstream for iPad app for their TVE service, Canal Digital Go

(PRWEB) October 24, 2014

The app is available for all Canal Digital customers, over 900 000 customers in the Nordics, regardless of which decoder they have at home. The Canal Digital GO iPad app gives customers a great content experience with a smooth and simple user experience. It provides Canal Digital?s customers with an extensive library of premium TV series and movies in addition to live TV and catch up. Furthermore the app comes with extra features such as sorting and recommendation based on viewing history, making the TV viewing experience a more personalized and lean back experience whenever and wherever they tune in.

?The Canal Digital GO iPad app is a corner stone of our entertainment universe and the launch of the iPad app is only the beginning as we?re continually working on making our product offering stronger and available on more devices.? Said Tone Krohn Clausen, Chief Product & Market Officer at Canal Digital.

?We?re thrilled to work with Canal Digital on yet another exciting project as they expand their Online TV offerings.? Said Frank Thorup, CEO at Xstream. ?We look forward to growing our partnership with Canal Digital as they continue to innovate around their Online TV service. With the launch of the iPad app, Canal Digital has taken an important step towards meeting the consumer demands to be able to access their favorite content.?

Powered by Xstream MediaMaker?

Xstream have enabled the entire Canal Digital GO service from ingest to play-out including both the backend, with Xstream MediaMaker?, enabling Canal Digital to create, manage, monetize and deliver their Online TV service, Canal Digital Go and the design and development of the front- end app such as the brand new iPad app. Xstream MediaMaker ensures a smooth and seamless management, delivery and experience across devices.

Some key features in the Canal Digital GO iPad app powered by Xstream MediaMaker? includes

Authentication support, enabling Canal Digital to deliver long-form premium movie and tv series content in addition to Live TV and catch up with start over feature to their customers, in one app.
Xstream has integrated the platform with Canal Digitals in-house customer billing system and database
Encrypted with Microsoft PlayReady DRM
EPG, powered by
The domain module enables Canal Digital to leverage the power of metadata, such as subtitles, currencies and short and long descriptions of movies or tv series etc.
Ingest module: enables Canal Digital to automate all major tasks related to ingest process, in terms of processing and managing large video files and related assets. Consequently, it offers the most cost-efficient way to connect with multiple content providers and broadcast systems, while ensuring metadata and video input comply with their particular standards.

About Canal Digital (

Canal Digital operates the leading multi-platform television service in the Nordics. Close to 930 thousands households across the Nordics enjoy a comprehensive choice of TV entertainment from Canal Digital. Canal Digital GO is an Online TV service that gives customers the possibility to access a continuously upgraded pool of content, on the platform of their choice.

In addition to a high-quality content offer, customers want to consume content, when and where they want, on the screen of their choice. Canal Digital follows you wherever you GO. The service Canal Digital GO currently also features an entirely new user friendly and fresh design.

About Xstream

Xstream has been a pioneer in OTT and TV Everywhere since 1999. Drawing on their extensive experience, Xstream works with world-leading Telco?s, cable operators and MSOs. Xstream deliver simpler, smarter OTT TV solutions characterized by superior flexibility, usability, scalability and cost-efficiency. Xstream?s comprehensive and scalable online end-to-end video management solution, Xstream MediaMaker?, offers numerous key modules such as Shop and Payment module, domain control, assets management and analytics. Xstream also offer a suite of outstanding individual services, including: Apps for Connected devices, Ingest, DRM, Transcoding and Encoding.

Xstream works with a wide range of customers like Fuhu/ nabi tablet, Path

Silicon Valley Startup Pooki?s Mahi, Provider of 100% Kona Coffee Single Serves, Continues Record Growth by Adding New Channel Honoring Complimentary Shipping Day

Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2014

Pooki?s Mahi announced today it is one of several featured merchants for

Not every ecommerce etailer in the Food & Beverage industry can afford to provide zero shipping cost to its customers. The margins are too low and offering zero cost shipping is prohibitive. Pooki?s Mahi extends its product catalogue with shipping included to the Lower 48 states to the channel’s customers. Pooki?s Mahi?s orders are fulfilled within two business days and arrive at the customers between one to three days in the Lower 48 states depending on location.

Free Shipping Day is a one-day, online-shopping event when thousands of merchants offer zero cost shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve. Now in its seventh year, Free Shipping Day is on Thursday, December 18th, near the tail end of shopping season.

?There were three big pain points for Pooki?s Mahi customers: cost of shipping (added fees at checkout), shipping time, and receiving ordered products damaged. Customers expect to order products and have their purchases delivered to the final destination undamaged within two to three business days. Customers do not want to wait beyond five business days for their orders. If customers do wait, then they might as well go to the nearest Pooki?s Mahi wholesaler that carries our products,? says Pooki?s Mahi?s Founder/CEO Leslie Magsalay-Zeller.

Les explains, ?Our fastest delivery time in 2014 was 4 hours. Our average delivery time hovers between one to two days in the Lower 48 states. Pooki?s Mahi?s customers do not pay extra for the fast delivery.?

Participation will drive awareness for Pooki?s Mahi brand as well as bring 100% Kona coffee Single Serves and award-winning teas to new customers.

The number of participating merchants in the program grew 10x in just 3 years.
It beat Black Friday?s online spending 2 years in a row by over $ 250 million.
It became the third-heaviest day for online shopping in U.S. history just 2 years after it was created.

Pooki’s Mahi is offering up to 65% off to this channel’s customers.

Pooki?s Mahi?s CEO Leslie Magsalay-Zeller work hard to source suppliers that consistently produce award-winning products for long-term partnerships. As an expert in New Product Introduction (NPI) and Go-To-Market (GTM) launch Les brokered partnerships with world-class fulfillment companies with a strong operations focus.

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Mac Poker Games Becoming A Big Hit At

(PRWEB) January 27, 2006

Macintosh computer users looking to play online poker on their Macs used to be out of luck until recently came to the rescue. Now Mac and iMac users are getting in on the popular game of online poker in record numbers.

The game of online poker has exploded in the last year and a half, right alongside with televised poker tournaments such as the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour.

Because the online poker revolution exploded so quickly, Macintosh users were left out in the cold for a short while. Things have changed now, as more and more Mac users are getting involved in Texas Hold’Em games and tournaments online. The Mac poker software at works right in your web broser, and requires no downloading or installing.

“It’s really easy to play,” said the CEO of . “It’s as easy as signing up for a free account, logging in, and then picking a game to play. There’s nothing to download or install for playing online poker on your Mac, which most people really appreciate.”

Mac users seem to love the service.

“I couldn’t wait to play Texas Hold’Em online in a real tournament,” said one happy Mac user. “Finding was a big relief for me, after looking everywhere online for some Mac compatible poker software. Now I’m playing in online poker tournaments every day, and winning a little cash in most of the games I play. I love it!” also lists and reviews other noteable Mac poker software on their site.


Day Time Star to Co-Host Sketch Comedy Championship That Benefits Non Profit Group Which Serves Disabled

Hollywood, California (PRWEB) November 10, 2014

The Co-Executive Producers (Paul Lawrence and Steven James Tingus) of the 2014 International Sketch Comedy Championships (ISCC) are pleased to announce that the 9th annual competition will take place in Hollywood at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre?s Inside Jokes Comedy Club on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 8:00 PM.

The Co-hosts for the event are Robert Scott Wilson, Actor from the cast of NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” and Sandra Santiago, who has ignited the screen with superstars such as award-winning actors Danny Glover and Danny Trejo. Her most recent production is called Sangre Negra where she plays Erik Estrada’s wife.

The ISCC attracts sketch comedy groups and features them in a live competition event held every year at a world class venue. This year?s event will serve as a fundraiser/awareness drive promoting the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC), a non-profit organization that serves the disability community. Additionally, the Co-Executive Producers plan on promoting to entertainment industry executives in attendance the awareness of not only having characters with disabilities in programming but to actually hire talent with disabilities in front and behind the camera. The Co-Executive Producers also make it a priority to invite entertainment industry producers, directors, agents, managers, casting agents and development executives to not only identify new talent but to also engage the industry in a worthy cause.

The event is judged by an industry panel of experts who evaluate up and coming groups on their writing, execution and overall star potential. Each competing group performs a scripted sketch comedy set and is then evaluated by a panel of judges. A winning group is announced and presented with various career-building awards such as pitch meetings with top producers, special guest appearances, etc. Previous groups entering the competition have been signed by top-tier management companies, given a feature film development deal and booked on an off Broadway show.

During the event, each group will be given a 20-minute set to perform their best material before a jury of industry judges and a live audience that is filled with entertainment industry executives, celebrities and the general public. The judges will choose a winning group and that group will receive this year?s coveted trophy which also comes along with career-advancing opportunities such as pitch meetings with industry producers, opportunities to produce comedy videos for major comedy networks and much more.

According to Co-Executive Producer/Founder Paul Lawrence, ?While every year we have a major turn out from the industry that really helps to get deserving talent discovered, this year?s additional purpose of educating the industry on disability issues and potential of hiring talent with disabilities has us really excited.?

Lawrence has teamed up with former White House disability policy and research official, Steven James Tingus, to develop a show that will not only feature some of the best up-and-coming comedic talent, but will also benefit a non-profit disability organization that trains and empowers youth with disabilities to live independently in order to achieve their aspirations.

Tingus brings to Lawrence his expertise in disability policy and personal experience in order to help educate and assist the entertainment industry in hiring talent with disabilities in front and behind the camera, and to help develop storylines and create characters that resonate with people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. ?The entertainment industry can be an incredible ally in creating social change,? Tingus said. ?Less than 1% of characters on television and in film represent people with disabilities, yet there are more than 57 million Americans with a disability whom along with their loved ones and caregivers are an untapped market base with over a billion dollars in annual disposable income. I look forward to working with industry leaders to make the business case for hiring talented people with disabilities onscreen and behind the camera.?

This year’s event will benefit youth with disabilities through CFILC’s Youth Organizing! Disabled & Proud project that connects, organizes and educates youth with disabilities.

The event offers general admission seating at $ 20 per seat and special VIP tables of ten (10) for those that would like to support the cause more generously at $ 100 per seat. The price per ticket is tax deductible since CFILC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation ( To reserve general admission seating tickets at $ 20.00 per seat (see below), or if your company is interested in VIP tables of 10 at $ 100 per seat, then send an e-mail to: intrnl- sketchcomedychampionship(at)usa(dot)net or call (323) 547-7588.

Sleek and Sturdy Signature Case Available now for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from Sunrise Hitek

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

Signature Case for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, at, from Sunrise Hitek is one of the most rugged and durable phone cases available. This case is sleek yet sturdy enough to handle the toughest wear and tear. Simple three-piece construction uses matte finish TPU and textured polycarbonate, which protects the phone from all angles, sides, and corners while providing full access to all ports, buttons, and controls. The carbon fiber insert can be substituted with company’s full color logo artwork, and bulk discounts are available for corporate deployment. These exclusive Signature cases for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from Sunrise Digital are scheduled to ship on November 3rd.

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Forbes Living to Feature Wrist Assured Gloves

St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) November 08, 2014

The producers of Forbes Living are excited to announce they are working on an upcoming segment as a part of their ?Fitness Forward? series. The half-hour talk show is hosted by Forbes Riley, an author, entrepreneur, award-winning TV host in the D2C industry, and one of the nation?s leading health and wellness experts.

Wrist Assured Gloves (or ?WAGs?) are patented workout gloves designed to relieve wrist and thumb pain. Invented by Paula Wilbert, an Occupational Therapist who suffered a wrist injury, WAGs ease weight bearing stress on the wrist during exercise. Great for active boomers and people with tendonitis, arthritis, thumb pain, or weak wrists, the ergonomic and therapeutic design of WAGs? contoured gel pad provides comfort and support for workouts without wrist pain. WAGs come in three options to ensure optimal performance.

?It is such an honor to be featured on Forbes Living and to meet Forbes, a respected innovator in the fitness industry,? said Wilbert. ?My product shares some of the same qualities of Forbes? signature SpinGym in that it?s both practical and extremely effective!?

About Forbes Riley

Forbes Riley, recently named America’s Most Loved Health & Fitness Innovator, is known for bringing affordable, high-quality fitness, health, and household products to consumers worldwide. Recognized for her marketing prowess, Ms. Riley is famous for launching products that solve tough challenges and make everyday life easier. This includes some of the most successful product promotions of all time, including the Jack LaLanne Juicer. As the co-creator, co-executive producer, and host of Forbes Living, Ms. Riley motivates others by informing, educating, branding, and creating consumer awareness on a variety of products. Ms. Riley boasts a huge following on her website and on social media. She also has a regular presence on networks including ESPN, TLC, Fit-TV, Animal Planet, ABC Family, and Home Shopping Network.

About Forbes Living

The groundbreaking talk show combines the most highly recognized product spokeswoman with new and innovative products designed to engage viewers in a fun, informative, and entertaining fashion. Watch out for upcoming broadcasts on WE tv?, Lifetime Real Women?, the Esquire Network?, FOX?, ABC?, and ION?, as well as Regional News Networks. Join the interactive fun with Forbes Living TV on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. The show’s website provides a contact form that business owners can fill out to receive more information. Forbes Living is an FR Media, Inc. production.

About FR Media, Inc.

FR Media brings a superior track record of award-winning video and film background services including video and film, direct response television, commercial advertising and media planning and buying. Staffed with Emmy, Telly and Moxie award-winning staff members from the disciplines of television, DRTV, film, print, advertising and online media, FR Media studios are located in St. Petersburg, Florida. If you have a product you would like considered for the show, go to and fill out our Product Inquiry form.

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Easy Video playback on Intel Mac – Mireth Technology Releases MacVCD X Version 4.5.3

Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) February 15, 2006

Mireth Technology Corp. has released a Universal Binary version of its Mac OS X video player software. Version 4.5.3 of MacVCD X, its easy to use Video Player will now run natively on both Mac Power PC and on the new Intel Mac (MacIntel) under Mac OS X.

“MacVCD X provides playback of all major video formats on both Mac Power PC and on the new Intel Mac, running natively for optimal performance. And with my new Intel iMac I get both the big screen playback I want and the speed I need for video playback without artifacting,” said Donna Johnson, President of Mireth Technology.

MacVCD X is an easy to use, full featured video player software for Mac that can play VCD, SVCD, AVI, DivX, MPEG, Quicktime movies, Karaoke VCD, Photo VCD and many other video formats. MacVCD X was designed specifically to be both full featured and easy to use, so that users can enjoy a full range of movie watching experiences. Originally designed to play Video CDs (VCD), MacVCD has evolved to include playback of other formats as they have developed, including AVI, DivX, XviD, MPEG, Quicktime movies and most other video formats. It also provides lots of playback options, such as both full screen playback, TV playback, as well as floating window playback, which allows movie viewing on top of another application. And since ease of use was a primary design consideration, MacVCD X also offers many features that make video watching easy for the user, features such as its intuitive design, automatic VCD/SVCD format recognition, auto start and auto eject of Video CDs.

Pricing and Availability

MacVCD X is available for immediate download, or on CD-ROM, starting at $ 19.95. Registered users of previous versions of MacVCD X can upgrade for free. Educational pricing and volume discounts are available. MacVCD X runs on Mac OS X. MacVCD is also available for Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9. For more information, visit

About Mireth Technology Corp.

Founded in 1991, Mireth Technology Corp. ( produces easy-to-use and cost effective Macintosh software, including ShredIt, NetShred, iVCD, Music Man, and MacVCD, the best selling Macintosh VCD playing software in the world. Mireth is well-known in the industry for providing robust, well-tested products and outstanding customer support. A Vancouver based corporation, Mireth Technology produces ?The right software for the job.?(TM)

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La Posada de Santa Fe Joins the Elite Ranks of Starwood?s Luxury Collection

Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) November 06, 2014

La Posada de Santa Fe is delighted to announce that it is now a member of Starwood Hotels and Resorts? luxury hotel group. The Luxury Collection introduces guests to a wide variety of luxury hotels spread across several continents. Every property offers elite services that are a signature of The Luxury Collection.

Recently, La Posada de Santa Fe officially joined The Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. This distinction indicates exceptional service at a unique luxury destination. Guests will still enjoy the unique features and services that they are familiar with at La Posada de Santa Fe, as well as additional perks that come along with being a part of The Luxury Collection. New and unique services that are offered by the luxury collection include The Luxury Collection Concierge and daily service from Newspaper Direct.

The Luxury Collection concierge is available to guests 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many concierges are a bilingual and all are certified destination experts. They are happy to arrange unique experiences, suggest activities, make restaurant reservations and offer transportation assistance. Call the concierge to ensure that you enjoy a tailored travel experience.

Guests may also choose to receive their favorite newspaper daily. The service is offered in conjunction with Newspapers Direct and allows guests to choose from 1,000 newspapers and magazines from 79 countries published in over 40 languages. You may arrange the service through your concierge so that each day you can receive news from home.

As a Part of The Luxury Collection, La Posada de Santa Fe Offers:

Luxury hotels in five continents and over 60 cultural centers
Historic properties spanning seven centuries
24/7 concierge service
Choice of 1,000 newspapers and magazines from 79 countries
Starwood Preferred Guest eligibility

?For years we have focused on providing our guests with the best services and the most unique experiences,? said Kristin Lepisto, Director of Sales and Marketing . ?Becoming a part of The Luxury Collection enhances this ability, providing our guests with additional access to expert local knowledge 24/7 as well as luxury services to provide the most convenient and relaxing stay.?

Guests of La Posada will still enjoy the same unique guestrooms and services as well as additional perks that can only be provided by The Luxury Collection with Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

About La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa:

About La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa:

Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Fe within close proximity of the Historic Santa Fe Plaza and Palace of the Governors, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa is home to 157 rooms and suites, equipped with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access, contemporary Southwestern d

Vtiger Launches Powerful CRM Apps for iPhone and Android, Marking 10th Anniversary

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014

To commemorate 10 years of developing and delivering customer relationship management software for small to mid sized businesses, Vtiger has launched free CRM apps for iPhones and Android devices. Following recent major updates to its cloud and open source editions, Vtiger continues to deliver fresh new reasons for businesses to join the more than 20,000 organizations already using its platform.

Used in conjunction with a Vtiger CRM edition, Vtiger’s mobile apps provide rich small-screen experiences that unleash users from the relative immobility of a desktop or laptop experience. CRM users with the apps can access virtually any customer or business data whether at lunch across the office, or at a customer site across town. The mobile app’s support for offline access further pushes the boundaries of remote work by letting users see and edit CRM records stored on their mobile devices when Internet access is unavailable, and synchronizing any changes back with Vtiger CRM when connectivity is restored.

Salespeople and sales management stand to benefit considerably from Vtiger?s mobile apps. From seeing pending tasks and activities on their calendars, to follow-up reminders and deal notifications, users can rest assured that they?re always up to date on what matters. Additionally, users can access on-the-fly information about leads, contacts, or deals with 360-degree historical views that include notes, communication histories, deal histories, quotes, invoices, and more.

Customer service teams and managers also stand to benefit with pop-up notifications about changes to assigned tickets, and the ability to edit and update those tickets, or to research complete customer histories as necessary to resolve issues and drive customer satisfaction.

When asked about the release, Vtiger’s CEO, Sreenivas Kanumuru, had this to say: “We continue to make large strides toward driving customer-centric thinking at small and medium sized businesses, and believe that, especially for those organizations and employees that often work remotely, the release of free mobile apps will have a significant impact on their ability to productively engage with customers.”

Any Vtiger CRM user can install the mobile apps by visiting the Google Play store, or the Apple App store and searching for Vtiger. Vtiger mobile apps connect to and synchronize with a Vtiger CRM account, and thus require at minimum a free trial of Vtiger CRM cloud Sales, Support, or Ultimate edition, or an installation of Vtiger CRM Open Source.

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