The Ray Selected as Newsweek’s Top 100 Smart City Partner – Momentum Awards

Infrastructure | Smart Communities & Sustainablility | Transportation Tech

The 100 Smart City Partners award recognizes “partners taking action, whose initiated projects are enacting real change. Whether it’s integrating sustainable infrastructure, taking savvy approaches to micromobility, or using big data analytics to inform legislative policy for the betterment of all, each partner is doing something bold and unique that is leading us into the land unknown.”

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Improving has acquired Code Authority, a custom software development and digital marketing firm headquartered in Frisco, Texas with a unique and innovative emphasis on entrepreneurship and startups.

Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Supply Chain Now Radio today announced that the second annual Atlanta Supply Chain Awards will be held March 10, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center during MODEX 2020— one of the largest supply chain trade shows in North America. The Atlanta Supply Chain Awards are presented by Supply Chain Now Radio, along with its partners the Metro Atlanta Chamber, CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable and APICS Atlanta.

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3 steps to maximize the ROI of collaboration technology

Corporate Development

The right collaboration technology has many benefits, but only when it is used to its full potential. When companies use technology effectively, they see efficiency, collaboration, as well as the morale amongst employees going up.

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Supply Chain Now Radio Announces the 2020 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards

Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Supply Chain Now Radio today announced that the second annual Atlanta Supply Chain Awards will be held March 10, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center during MODEX 2020— one of the largest supply chain trade shows in North America.

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Employee Volunteerism at Hodges-Mace Soars during 2019 Summer of Service

Talent

Benefits delivery innovator, Hodges-Mace, LLC, experienced a record-breaking Summer of Service 2019 with 38% higher employee participation and 48% more hours served than last year. During the month of June, 281 out of Hodges-Mace’s 298 employees donated 898 hours to 13 local charities. Employees participated in 23 projects (vs. 15 in 2018) – The 2019 Summer of Service season culminated with Hodges-Mace’s Bowling for Dollars event at The Painted Pin in Miami Circle on Saturday, August 24th, raising over $40,000.

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Brightwell and NCR Improve Payroll and Cash Availability for Global Workers

Fintech

Brightwell Payments, Inc., a FinTech company that helps global workers get paid as well as send and spend money safely and easily worldwide and NCR, a global enterprise technology provider for the financial industry, announced today that the companies will collaborate to increase cash availability for global workers by supplying ATMs and managed services for several of Brightwell’s largest cruise line clients.

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Gimme and Five Star Food Service Join Forces To Boost Innovation on Georgia Tech Campus

Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Atlanta-based Gimme, whose hardware and software solutions transform the way companies service micro markets, vending, and grocery delivery operations, and Tucker-based Southern Refreshment Services, recently acquired by Five Star Food Service, are leveraging new technology to continue a premium level of service on Georgia Tech Campus.

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Abel Solutions Senior Solutions Manager Nicole Prestby Vesser, vTE, to Speak at Nintex ProcessFest

Corporate Development

Abel Solutions, Atlanta’s premier consulting firm helping customers achieve business excellence, today announced it will participate in Nintex ProcessFest, which will be held October 1-3, 2019. Keynote speaker Nicole (Prestby) Vesser, Nintex Virtual Technical Evangelist (vTE), will present a session — based on a client case study — entitled “Implementing Scalable Solutions with Nintex Workflow and Forms.”

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Carabiner Communications Celebrates 15 Years of Helping B2Bs Succeed

Corporate Development | Media & Entertainment

B2Bs understand that no matter how stellar their product or service is, it won’t be successful without potential customers knowing about it. To generate revenue, companies must build awareness and engage with audiences across multiple channels.

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Windham Brannon Announces Expansion of Business Valuation Services

Corporate Development

Windham Brannon, a leading provider of tax, assurance, accounting and advisory services, today announced a dedicated services division for its business valuation offering. While the firm has been providing business valuation advisory services for years, the decision to dedicate a division to the practice was driven by increased interest and growing client needs.

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New Stratix Research Reveals Most Impactful Technologies for 2020 to 2030

Corporate Development

Stratix Corporation, a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) in the U.S., has partnered with VDC Research on their latest in-depth research surveying North America-based IT stakeholders about tech-led disruption and its impact on enterprise growth, mobile workforces and transformation.

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onQ and Jubi Merge to Offer Collaborative Listening and Learning Platform for Progressive Enterprises

Cloud | Media & Entertainment

onQ, a game-changing, digital communication and learning solution and Jubi, a change experience platform, have joined together to help organizations succeed at their digital transformation initiatives, making people more engaged, interactive and collaborative and organizations more productive, efficient, inclusive and economic.

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Growing Number of Financial Institutions Now Leveraging Commercial Property Loan Insurance to Better Mitigate Risk and Drive Profitability in CRE Lending

Fintech

LGIS Group (LGIS), the pioneer of Commercial Property Loan Insurance (CPLI) for the commercial real estate (CRE) lending industry, today announced that a leading bank in Alabama will now accept LGIS’s commercial real estate property insurance (CPLI) in lieu of personal guarantees and liquidity requirements for its commercial real estate (CRE) loans. The bank will consider reviewing loans supported with CPLI on commercial projects for loan sizes up to approximately $20 million, covering all basic property types for its customers in the Southeast.

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Advanced Technology Development Center Seeks Applicants for November 2019 ATDC Venture Showcase to NYC and Boston

Corporate Development

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), the state of Georgia’s globally recognized technology incubator, is now accepting applications from startups with strong growth potential for its upcoming 2019 ATDC Venture Showcase to New York City and Boston November 12-14.

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Allstar Financial Group Bolsters Corporate Social Responsibility Program With New Community-Focused Initiative

Fintech

In preparation for the 10th anniversary of its non-profit, the Allstar Charitable Foundation, Allstar Financial Group (AFG), a leading provider of commercial and personal insurance solutions, deepens its commitment to the communities it serves by introducing ‘Allstar in the Community.’ The new initiative is a quarterly program that encourages the company’s more than 250 employees to volunteer and support organizations making a difference in their neighborhoods.

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Alogent Processes Nearly 7-Million Mobile Transactions in the U.K., Giving Customers a Choice of how to Engage with their Financial Institution

Fintech

Alogent (www.alogent.com), a global banking and financial software leader, serving banks, credit unions and building societies in the United States and United Kingdom, today announced it has processed nearly 7-million mobile transactions in the U.K., supporting the country’s mandated Image Clearing System (ICS), which requires all cheques now be cleared through an image-based process.

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Yale School of Medicine uses Sharecare technology to integrate 3D virtual lab training into Physician Assistant Online program curriculum

Digital Health

Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced a licensing agreement with Yale School of Medicine (YSM), through which the school’s Physician Assistant Online program (PA Online) is supplementing its curriculum with resources from Sharecare for virtual training and instruction.

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The DynaNail® TTC Fusion System Demonstrates Favorable Outcomes in Challenging Patient Populations

Digital Health

MedShape, Inc., the industry leader in innovative shape memory orthopedic devices, today announced new clinical findings with the DynaNail®TTC Fusion System. Published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery and Foot & Ankle Specialist, both studies conclude that the DynaNail, with its patented internal pseudoelastic NiTiNOL technology, is an effective surgical option in tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) fusions when treating high-risk patients with challenging clinical scenarios.1,2

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Wireless Technology Forum Announces Rebranding to Atlanta Innovation Forum to Reflect Broader Technology Focus

Corporate Development

Atlanta’s Wireless Technology Forum – an organization founded in 2004 to serve as a platform for the business of emerging wireless and mobile technologies – announced today that it is rebranding itself as Atlanta Innovation Forum.

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Top Technology Leaders Recognized for Advancing D&I Initiatives

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has announced the finalists for the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Awards. Each year the awards recognize top technology leaders and companies for their dedication and work in advancing technology and innovation through diversity and inclusion.

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PDI Named to ACG Atlanta’s Georgia Fast 40 List

Supply Chain & Manufacturing

PDI, a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions to the convenience retail, petroleum wholesale and logistics industries, was recently named to ACG Atlanta’s Georgia Fast 40 for the second year in a row. The list recognizes the top 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

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Bryon Colby Joins Purchasing Power® as Chief Digital Marketing Officer

Marketing

Bryon Colby has been named Chief Digital Marketing Officer at Purchasing Power, LLC, a voluntary benefit company offering the leading employee purchase program through the convenience of payroll deductions.

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Technology Companies Across Georgia Raise More Than 184,000 Meals to Fight Hunger

Mobility

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has announced  that the 4th Annual Bytes for Bites competition raised $44,288 and almost 3,000 pounds of food for the Georgia Food Bank Association. That equals 184,264 meals that Georgia’s food banks will be able to distribute to the families and children across the state who are struggling with hunger.

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Global Convenience Retail Technology Leader PDI Opens Regional Center of Excellence in Bangkok

Supply Chain & Manufacturing

PDI, a global company with leading enterprise software solutions serving the convenience retail, petroleum wholesale and logistics industries, opens a regional Center of Excellence in Bangkok. PDI is expanding its capabilities and resources to better serve customers with local knowledge and build a strong presence in the Asian Pacific (APAC) region.

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Orasi Software and Saltworks Security Enter into Partnership with Open Source Security Leader Sonatype

Information Security

Orasi Software, a DevOps technology and consulting firm that ensures confident delivery of transformative applications that grow and simplify business, today announced that Orasi and Saltworks Security, an Orasi Company, have entered into a cooperative partnership with Sonatype, an innovator in open source code governance.

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Sharecare names Quest Diagnostics its preferred laboratory partner to advance digital health management

Digital Health

Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) have formed a collaboration designed to improve digital health and disease management for a range of health care consumers.

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Hodges-Mace SVP of Sales, Ashley Ferguson, Recognized Among Top 20 Women in Benefits Advising for Leadership, Sales Performance and Mentoring

Digital Health | Sales Leadership | Talent

Hodges-Mace, an innovator in benefit management software and services, announces Ashley Ferguson has been named a 2019 Top 20 Woman in Benefits Advising. Ashley joined the firm in 2017 as Senior Vice President of Sales where she manages the company’s entire sales team including three regional vice presidents, inside sales and the director of sales operations.

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Boston University and Sharecare to launch next-generation index this year to dynamically measure and improve well-being in America

Digital Health

The Boston University School of Public Health (SPH), one of the nation’s leading academic institutions, and Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, today announced a strategic partnership to build the most comprehensive and dynamic measure of well-being across the United States.

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Travel payments reach ‘tipping point’ as alternative methods surpass cards and cash

Fintech

Travelers now choose to pay for digital travel with alternative methods more often than cards and cash combined, accounting for 51% of global travel e-Commerce spend.

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