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WINNERS OF “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet!” ART CONTEST ANNOUNCED

North American Marine Environment Protection Association

Two grand prize winners and 10 finalists have been selected from all entries in the 2020 “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet” calendar art contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP-OAS). Each year, these organizations invite students in grades K-12 throughout the Americas to create a poster on a theme identified by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) World Maritime Day and related to the marine environment. A 2021 bilingual calendar showcasing the winning entries will be printed in English and Spanish. Students were challenged to come up with a creative image(s) depicting sustainable actions the shipping industry is undertaking for the sustainable future of our planet. Maritime shipping has existed for thousands of years- ever since the earliest humans took to the water to find food, building supplies, and adventure. Throughout its history, shipping has evolved into the most environmentally friendly and safest way to transport goods and energy around the world . Today, the maritime shipping industry transports about 90% of the items and energy people use every day. Now, more than ever, there is the need for creative ideas on how shipping can and is making the future better for people and the marine environment. The maritime industry is working intently to reduce its environmental impact on many fronts. The winning artwork will be featured on NAMEPA, Coast Guard, and CIP-OAS websites. Finalists will receive a certificate and a calendar with the artwork from all 12 winners. Two grand-prize winning artists (one from each of the grade brackets) will receive, in addition to the certificate and calendar, a $100 cash prize and a USCG prize package. To view the winning “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet” artwork visit . The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. For more information visit Contact Details Carleen Lyden Walker +1 203-255-4686 Company Website

July 23, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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NRPR Group Continues Successful 2020, Receiving Continued Recognition with Nine Awards in First Half of Year

NRPR Group

NRPR Group INC (NRPR), a highly-recognized, award-winning and exclusive boutique public relations agency in the heart of Beverly Hills, today celebrates four new award wins in 2020 in addition to five profiles by industry publications in recognition of CEO, Nicole Rodrigues’ leadership in and influence on the public relations industry. These accolades are indicative of the strategic advice shared with clients resulting in increased visibility and a positive impact on sales. Thus far in 2020, NRPR Group has been honored with: 2020 American Business Award Silver Stevie Award for Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year US - Strategic Communications Consultancy Firm of the Year US Gamechanger of the Year - Nicole Rodrigues Total Prestige Magazine - Prestige 100 Nicole Rodrigues was also profiled as leading CEO in the following publications Insight Success - The 2020's Most Influential Women to Watch SwiftnLift - The 10 Most Dynamic CEOs To Watch Out For In 2020 Mirror Review - The 10 Inspiring CEOs to watch out for in 2020 Exeleon Magazine - 15 Most Inspiring Women in Business Acquisition International -2020 Global Excellence Awards Most Influential Brand Strategist 2020 – California “Every award is an honor and further validates the diligence and commitment that shines through each member of the NRPR Group team,” said Nicole Rodrigues, CEO and founder of NRPR Group. “I think of myself as a coach and my staff as my dream team. I inspire them and work with them to garner coverage for clients that are the best-of-the-best and game-changers in their industries. NRPR Group works closely with our clients to uncover their passion, vision, and differentiators and communicates that vision to influencers and media to increase visibility for them and deliver positive outcomes. While 2020 has been a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am pleased that NRPR remains successful and able to produce results for our clients and to help those in need. As such, we are giving back to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, and San Francisco Bay Area-based businesses undergoing hardship resulting from the pandemic with discounts on agency services.” Since its inception, NRPR has been honored with over 30 individual and agency awards, including several Bulldog Reporter awards, Ragan ACE awards, and Hermes Creative Awards. ABOUT NRPR GROUP: NRPR is an award-winning, exclusive Public Relations and Marketing machine serving game changers and disruptors around the world. Fearlessly led by our CEO and Founder, Nicole Rodrigues, and headquartered in beautiful Beverly Hills, California, with other team members in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Las Vegas, the agency is staffed by strong writers, communicators, thinkers, and doers who understand the value of relationships and continue to build long-lasting ties between clients, the media and influencers who touch key audiences. NRPR prides itself on an award-winning reputation and powerful global network. Our clients, friends, and media are passionate about their respective missions and we support them by creating lasting media relationships that produce ongoing buzz and recognition. From startups to Fortune 500 companies within consumer tech, fintech, healthtech, enterprise, mobile, digital entertainment, lifestyle, sports, and consumer products industries, NRPR services the best-of-the-best clients with a very high-touch, results-oriented approach that positively impacts our clients’ bottom lines. For more information, visit and find us on social media: Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , and Pinterest . Contact Details NRPR Group, Lynda Starr +1 201-320-1752 Company Website

July 23, 2020 06:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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" The Scrappy Entrepreneur” Podcast Season 1, Episode 20 Premieres Thursday, July 23 In the twentieth episode of “The Scrappy Entrepreneur” podcast, Founder and CEO Eric Guthoff Eric shares an inspiring story around building a career, business and life around a sports passion. Eric talks about building and scaling an organization, business development and culture. He explains why reputation and building real relationships that bring value are so important in growing your business. He will give tips for building and nurturing a fully remote team as well as tips and advice around building a winning culture. The Scrappy Entrepreneur Podcast publishes new episodes weekly and is available on Apple Podcasts , Spotify, YouTube and Stitcher. ABOUT THE SCRAPPY ENTREPRENEUR PODCAST Scrappy Entrepreneur podcast and online community is founded and hosted by Paula Yakubik, a self-made entrepreneur dedicated to helping aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners achieve success. The podcast features insightful conversation, including tips and tools from business leaders, experts and thought leaders to help entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of business. Follow Scrappy Entrepreneur on Facebook , LinkedIn , YouTube and Instagram . ABOUT ERIC GUTHOFF Eric Guthoff is a New Jersey-based serial entrepreneur who started his first company in middle school. After stints working for global sports marketing firms Octagon and IMG, Eric went onto form Glide Slope, a global sports advisory firm that later was acquired by CSM Sports and Entertainment. Today, he is the founder and CEO of Human Advantage a consultancy that partners with organization across the sports business ecosystem to develop winning people solutions that maximize engagement, growth and performance. Contact Details Brooke Cashin +1 702-306-7808 Company Website

July 22, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Dr. James D. Diamond to headline SynaVoice SOL virtual camp

SynaVoice SOL

SynaVoice SOL is a virtual camp for high school students. Our mission is to provide exposure to new ideas, concepts, and skills that will inform college, career, and life choices for the students. Founded as a response to the parallel crises of the quarantine resulting from Covid 19 and the murder of George Floyd, we aim to create an environment where campers of all races can meet to engage in interesting and thought-provoking conversations. "SynaVoice SOL is thrilled to have Jim Diamond, esteemed lawyer, author, and professor, leading our True Crime session. We know the campers will gain insights and appreciation of the criminal justice system as it really exists, not as it is portrayed on television", said Julie Rothhouse, SynaVoice SOL founder. The one-week session True Crime: Introduction to Criminal Law and Criminal Cases commences on July 27. Dr. James D. Diamond is the Dean of Academic Affairs and a faculty member of the National Tribal Trial College where he teaches trial skills to students gaining certification as victims’ advocates in tribal courts for victims of domestic and sexual violence. From 2016 to 2019 Diamond was the Director of the Tribal Justice Clinic and Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson. Dr. Diamond is a former state prosecutor and experienced criminal lawyer with a colorful clientele. He is an astute observer of courts and the law and has extensive criminal trial experience. He was the lead lawyer in more than 1,000 criminal cases. He is the author of the recent book: After The Bloodbath: Is Healing Possible in The Wake of Rampage Shootings? Dr. Diamond is admitted to practice law in the states of Connecticut, New York and Arizona along with numerous federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. This camp session will provide a foundational understanding of the criminal justice system for the campers and explore topics like racial profiling and the impact of the law on teenagers. High school students can still register for the camp at the SynaVoice SOL website. Sponsor a Camper If you do not have a high school student but would like to support our efforts to offer scholarships for our programming, please consider sponsoring a camper . SynaVoice LLC is a woman-owned consultancy providing strategic communications, training, customer outreach, market research and insights to both federal and corporate clients. SynaVoice SOL is a pop-up, virtual camp for high school students providing exposure to new ideas, concepts, and skills for high school students that inform their college, career, and life choices. Contact Details Julie Rothhouse +1 703-401-2340 Company Website

July 20, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cloud Conventions Announces CloudPoints Rewards Program

Convey Services

When Cloud Conventions 2020 went live from May 11-14 it featured CloudPoints ™, a unique incentive program that awards prize points from sponsors to attendees in exchange for scheduling a meeting or demo, connecting for education, registering deals or submitting a lead. CloudPoints lets exhibitors on any Cloud Conventions virtual event or tradeshow reward engagement by offering ‘Virtual Swag.’ It drives booth traffic and ensures that booth visitors provide their contact information. Attendees can collect points from multiple vendor and sponsor’s booths and all points are redeemable for gift cards, prizes, travel, concerts or other promotional gifts at the close of the event. Cloud Conventions is a full-featured virtual event SaaS technology platform from Convey Services . CloudPoints rewards fulfillment is delivered and managed by Calusa Marketing . “Cloud Conventions 2020 was the largest virtual trade show ever staged in the telecom/cloud channel,” said Carolyn Bradfield , founder of Convey. “We wanted attendees to experience the fun activities and rewards of attending a live in-person event, even though most tradeshows have been postponed or cancelled for at least the remainder of 2020.CloudPoints offer an unprecedented opportunity for vendors to elevate their brand, raise their profile and promote themselves. We are seeing that Cloud Conventions virtual events attract thousands of people who don't normally travel to traditional in-person events. CloudPoints is one more reason for attendees to explore virtual booths and directly connect with exhibitors.” About Calusa Marketing Calusa Marketing is a technology-based incentive marketing firm, specializing in loyalty, engagement, and motivation for employees and customers. We build and manage programs for our clients and vendor partners with solutions that include digital gift card programs, incentive travel (individual and groups), cloud-based SaaS reward platforms, and a member benefits online discount club. Based in St. Petersburg, FL and founded in 2015, the company has over 50 years combined experience in loyalty, incentive marketing, and reward fulfillment. For more information visit About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting or contacting or call 888-975-1382. Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 Company Website

July 20, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise Review Video Testimonial: Why We Chose Minuteman Press

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press International , the world's leading and #1 rated marketing and printing franchise, has released the following Minuteman Press franchise review video testimonial: Why We Chose Minuteman Press. Click here to watch the video or view it below: Visit to access more videos and see additional Minuteman Press printing franchise reviews. Call 1-800-645-3006 or visit to learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press design, printing, and marketing franchise opportunities. Why Minuteman Press? --Ranked #1 in Printing/Marketing Services category by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2020 for the 17th straight year and 29 times overall --Named by Franchise Business Review to their Top Franchises of 2020 list based directly on Minuteman Press franchise reviews and feedback from owners --Featured in FORBES article about Franchising at Fifty --Named as a Top 10 Retail Franchise to Watch in 2020 by 1851 Franchise Magazine Click here to view the Top 10 Reasons to Own a Minuteman Press franchise or call 1-800-645-3006 to see if owning the top-rated Minuteman Press printing franchise is the right fit for you. Contact Details Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 Company Website

July 20, 2020 09:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Brian Rabbitt, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, US Department of Justice, to discuss recent updates to its guidance on FCPA and Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs

Ethics & Compliance Initiative

WHAT: Brian Rabbitt, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, US Department of Justice, will discuss the latest updates to two foundational documents in corporate ethics and compliance: the 2nd Edition of the Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs document, at the Ethics & Compliance Initiative’s (ECI) Best Practice Forum, July 30, 2020. This event is the first public speaking engagement for Rabbitt in his new role, which he officially assumed on July 3. Following Rabbitt’s Q&A session, two industry experts including David Ogden, former Deputy Attorney General and Charles (Chuck) Duross, who served as the former Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section and who was one of the principal authors of the first edition of the FCPA Resource Guide , will discuss their perspectives of the updates to these monumental documents. WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT WHERE: ECI’s Best Practice Forum – Register here WHO: Brian Rabbitt, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, US Department of Justice David Ogden, Partner, WilmerHale Charles (Chuck) Duross, Partner, Morrison Foerster Patricia Harned, Chief Executive Officer, ECI SPONSORS: Affiliated Monitors, Inc. Founded in 2004, Affiliated Monitors, Inc. (“AMI”) was the first company in the United States to focus on providing independent integrity monitoring and assessment services across a wide range of regulated industries and professions. AMI helps companies facing ethics and compliance challenges that may put them at risk for suspension, debarment, fines or reputational damage. NAVEX Global Trusted by thousands of customers worldwide, NAVEX Global is the industry leader in integrated risk and compliance management software and services. Our solutions help organizations manage risk, address complex regulatory compliance requirements and foster an ethical, highly productive workplace culture. About the Ethics & Compliance Initiative The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) is a non-profit organization that empowers organizations to build and sustain high-quality ethics and compliance programs. The organization provides research and a best practice community, as well as certification opportunities for ethics & compliance professionals. Last year, ECI launched an innovative research tool that organizations can use to assess the effectiveness and maturity of their E&C programs. The High-Quality Program (HQP) Assessment is the first measurement tool of its kind that establishes a baseline for program success and provides a framework for building effective E&C programs beyond the minimum-standard. This can be a critical first step in evaluating and building program effectiveness as described in the DoJ's Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs Guidance. Through its membership, ECI represents entities across nearly every industry, located in 37 countries on six continents each dedicated to promoting the highest levels of integrity. Contact Details Brad Fulton +1 210-278-4809 Company Website

July 20, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cloud Conventions Delivers CE, CLE or CME Credits for Virtual Conferences or Events.

Convey Services

Cloud Conventions today announced support for educational certification so professional associations and organizations can deliver sessions at a virtual conference, trade show or event that meet the standards for Continuing Education (CE), Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit. Cloud Conventions automates session management, allows the selection of any conferencing solution, produces the post-session speaker evaluation and can deliver a continuing education certificate to the dashboard of qualifying attendees. Cloud Conventions is a full featured virtual event SaaS solution from Convey Services . “Cloud Conventions has extensive experience with continuing professional education programs from decades in the conferencing and collaboration industry,” said Carolyn Bradfield , founder of Convey. “Cloud Conventions can host and deliver CLE, CME, or CE credits through online webinar sessions providing more reasons for professionals to attend a virtual conference and receive their educational credit. Continuing education sessions are posted inside the Cloud Conventions portal, automatically included to the agenda page and added to the attendee session calendar with email or text reminders to attend.” Doctors, nurses, lawyers, engineers, CPAs, financial advisers, real estate other professionals are required to prove participation in continuing education programs every year in order to maintain their certificates or licenses. Many of these professionals have obtained credits during live conferences, but now can receive them during a virtual conference or trade show on Cloud Conventions. “A Cloud Conventions portal manages everything needed to set up the session, provides access to attendees, delivers a post session speaker evaluation and uploads the certificate to the attendee dashboard,” added Bradfield. “If you have been using Zoom, GoToMeeting, GlobalMeet or other conferencing provider for continuing education, you can continue to use the solutions you are comfortable with inside a Cloud Conventions virtual event including adding polling, Q&A or breakout rooms.” About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting or contacting or call 888-975-1382. Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 Company Website

July 16, 2020 03:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Free Employee Engagement Tool Designed for Remote Teams

Engagement Multiplier

Engagement Multiplier ( ) a leading SaaS provider of employee engagement surveys and tools for small-to-medium enterprises, is offering business leaders free access to a survey designed to assess the engagement of their remote teams. Titled “Working From Home & Winning,” the survey assesses how remote teams stand, captures their feedback and helps leaders understand what’s working - and where adjustments may be needed. “Working from home is new to many companies, and it presents different challenges for leaders who have had to quickly adjust to managing their teams remotely.” says Stefan Wissenbach, founder and CEO of Engagement Multiplier. “At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, we created the Working From Home & Winning survey to arm leaders with the information they needed to help them navigate the sea change we all experienced. As the pandemic wears on, maintaining the engagement of remote teams is important, and this survey is designed to give leaders the insights they need to keep their teams connected and productive.” The free offer also includes the accompanying success guide offering a variety of tips and tools for improving the engagement of remote teams, in addition to guidance on interpreting and responding to survey results. Companies that utilize the Working From Home & Winning survey are also provided access to Engagement Multiplier’s comprehensive Benchmark Assessment survey, to gauge employee engagement as they prepare for the new normal. For additional details or to take advantage of the free offer, please visit . About Engagement Multiplier Engagement Multiplier helps businesses achieve greater profitability, productivity and success by enabling leaders to quickly assess, understand and improve employee engagement and harnessing the power of the company’s Engaged Purpose (™). Using the intuitive Engagement Multiplier dashboard, business leaders can easily survey employees using a Benchmark Assessment, or gather feedback from defined teams with a customized On-Demand Survey. The company’s mission is to transform businesses and help 100 million employees become measurably more engaged. Founded in 2014, Engagement Multiplier today serves businesses and partners around the world. Contact Details Sarah Skerik +1 872-240-1918 Company Website

July 16, 2020 11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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