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Vectrus Ombudsperson Wins International Compliance Award

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 5, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE: VEC) announced that Jennifer McPherson, Ombudsperson, received the Compliance Officer of the Year, EMEA at the 2017 Women in Compliance Awards held in London, U.K. on March 30, 2017.

The Women in Compliance Awards celebrate the successes and achievements of female compliance professionals from across the corporate spectrum worldwide and recognizes the achievements of women within the compliance and regulatory industry.

“It is an honor to receive this award, given the caliber of nominee on the shortlist for consideration,” said McPherson.  “This is a bright moment for our program and could not have been achieved without the collective effort of everyone involved.”

Vectrus is committed to ensuring it has effective ethics and compliance programs across the globe. The company’s programs provide oversight and leadership to help ensure that Vectrus operates with the highest ethical business standards. In 2016, Chief Legal Officer, Michele Tyler was honored with the Chief Compliance Officer of the Year award.

“Jennifer is richly deserving of this award.  We are delighted that the Women in Compliance Awards recognized the valuable contributions and leadership Jennifer brings to the Vectrus compliance department,” said Michele Tyler, Vectrus chief legal officer.  “Our effectiveness as a compliance team must evolve with new challenges, and as the center of our compliance operations in the Middle East, Jennifer is instrumental in the continued development of our program.” Keep Reading

WuXi Biologics Receives Asia-Pacific Best Bioprocessing Excellence Award from IMAPAC

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SHANGHAI, March 30, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — WuXi Biologics, a leading open-access R&D capability and technology platform company dedicated to biologics and a WuXi AppTec Affiliate, today announced that it had received the 2017 Asia-Pacific Best Bioprocessing Excellence Award from IMAPAC, a leading consulting firm.

Asia-Pacific Bioprocessing Excellence Awards aims to recognize outstanding leaders and trend-setters of today, and inspire innovators of tomorrow. Featuring top bioprocessing and biomanufacturing experts in the industry, along with the latest advances in technologies and best practices in manufacturing, WuXi Biologics has been recognized for its outstanding performance that facilitating biomanufacturing excellence at enhanced speed, reduced cost and superior quality.

As an open-access biologics technology platform, WuXi Biologics opened its state-of-the-art biologics manufacturing facilities at Wuxi city in 2012, which is the first in China that met cGMP standards of the United States, the European Union, and China. In 2015, WuXi began construction of world’s largest mammalian cell culture manufacturing facility using disposable bioreactors with a planned manufacturing capacity of 30000L, and completed construction of Asia’s largest perfusion biologics manufacturing facility using disposable bioreactors in 2016, offering end-to-end solution to our worldwide customers and partners. Keep Reading

Connor Slocombe From Eagle River, AK Wins The 2017 National Odor-Eaters® Rotten Sneaker Contest®

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NEW YORK, March 28, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — This year seven participants from across the country worked hard to stink up their shoes for a chance to win the national title at the Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest held at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square.  The regional winners admitted to wearing no socks, stepping in slop of all sources, and even claimed it was just their “sweet girly essence”, but only one pair of sneakers out-stunk them all and they belonged to 12-year old, Connor, from Eagle River, AK.

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For more than 40 years, the Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker contest has celebrated kids’ active lives – that is, the truly offensive-smelling footwear resulting from so many of the things kids like to do! Today, kids from all over the U.S. look forward to showing off their foul-smelling sneakers for a chance to win a trip to New York for the national competition. This event is the ultimate test – the worst of the worst – and each year demonstrates how smelly kid’s sneakers can get while they’re doing what they enjoy.  This year’s contestants had to work hard to win over the judges because our veteran panel knows what it takes to win this competition.  Our professional judges include NASA “Master Sniffer” George Aldrich, Chemical Specialist for NASA space missions, and Rachel Herz, Ph.D., an expert and author on the psychology of smell. Our newest judges, Greg Mocker from WPIX 11 and Buck Wolf from the Huffington Post were up for the task as they joined the other experts this year.

This year Connor was the grand prize winner of $2,500, out-stinking other contestants including Shannon Winckler (Wheaton, IL), Kailyn Casiano (Rutland, VT), Nora Sheirbon (Denver, CO), Vito Mendez (White Sands, NM), Braylon Guy (Aurora, Colorado), and Stone Lowe (Bristol, CT). The champion confessed that his sneakers got dirty and smelly because he steps into a lot of animal poop on his aunt’s farm.  He also loves fishing and camping which gets him into a lot of stinky situations. Keep Reading

Greystones Awarded DIA Visual Media Reasoning Contract

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WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Greystones Group was awarded a prime contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to support the Visual Media Reasoning (VMR) Program at the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC). Under this program, Greystones will optimize VMR to deploy as both a standalone configuration and in an elastic cloud environment, developing multiuser capability, data compartmentalization and hardening the system for operational use. Greystones will also provide system integration, testing, Installation, Operations and Maintenance as well as system Training and Documentation.

Why digital media reasoning?  Our adversaries use digital photos and videos on social media and other networks, whether authentic or made up, to claim responsibility for events or to illustrate capabilities directly intended to recruit, instill fear and cause social outcomes that supports their intent.  The sheer volume of this visual media has outpaced an analyst’s ability to review, analyze, synthesize and understand, to make actionable recommendations.

Upon award, Greystones CEO, Ms., Sheila Duffy stated:

“Our company understands, to engage the threat requires a full understanding of the operational environment.  Adversary access to cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) challenge our operations every day and we cannot fall behind.  VMR will enable operational commanders to better understand the threat to their operations and ensure that they make more informed decisions for their mission success.”

The VMR application, when fully developed and deployed will extract operationally relevant mission and operational information from the expanse of photos and video in order to support development of actionable intelligence. This program supports the transition of the VMR from a successful R&D program to an operational, visual product at the national-level media exploitation centers that provides those commanders and leaders a full understanding of the threat.

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Loyalty Expo 2017 Comes to Orlando

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10th Annual Loyalty Expo to be held May 2-4

CINCINNATI, March 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The biggest, best conference in customer loyalty is back: Loyalty Expo 2017 is coming to Orlando, Florida on May 2-4, and this year’s show is once again set to raise the bar for customer loyalty events. Featuring some of the biggest names from leading brands in customer loyalty, the 10th annual Loyalty Expo offers sessions from Ally Financial, Lids Sports Group, Ulta Beauty, MassMutual, Marvel, and more!

Also at the show, winners will be announced for the 4th annual Loyalty360 Customer Loyalty Awards. Among the most prestigious accolades in customer loyalty, these awards recognize brands that have demonstrated excellence in categories, including Creative Campaign, Loyalty Program, and Measurement. In addition to awarding Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards in each of these categories, the 360-Degree Award will go to brands proven to be overall leaders in the space.

Here is a snapshot of four of the compelling sessions scheduled for Loyalty Expo 2017:

CX with Style: Driving Mobile Engagement to Improve Overall Customer Experience:

Featured speaker: Jeff Pearson, Senior Vice President, E-Commerce & Marketing, Lids Sports Group

Driving Engagement in a Membership Business Model:

Featured speaker: Stephanie Meltzer-Paul, VP of Member Engagement, BJ’s Wholesale Club

Engagement Through Entanglement: Staying Top of Mind Through Collaboration:

Featured speaker: Michael Marino, Senior Vice President, Loyalty & Digital, Caesars Entertainment

How Marvel Drives Loyalty with Points for Engagement:

Featured speakers: Julie Gerola, VP/GM, Marketing & Digital Operations at Marvel Entertainment; and Emily Rudin, Chief Customer Office at CrowdTwist

Beyond exclusive sessions, attendees to the event will have access to experiences that simply can’t be found at any other show. This includes networking opportunities, off-site events, and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest companies and technologies set to change the course of customer loyalty and CX.

Held at the luxurious Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida, guests will enjoy a beautiful setting for the insight, networking, and collaboration that has come to be the trademark of Loyalty Expo.

Behind the scenes with brands shaping customer loyalty today. Chances to network with some of the top minds in CX. An agenda designed to give marketers the absolute most out of three days in beautiful Orlando.

Don’t be the organization left behind: Register today for Loyalty Expo 2017. Keep Reading

Comfort Windows Announces Winner of $25,000 Home Makeover and How to Enter in 2017

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Comfort Windows today announced the winner of its $25,000 Ultimate Home Makeover Sweepstakes held for the duration of 2016, in conjunction with its partner Time Warner Cable.

SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 2, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Comfort Windows today announced the winner of its $25,000 Ultimate Home Makeover Sweepstakes held for the duration of 2016, in conjunction with its partner Time Warner Cable. Kathy Schwab of Elbridge, NY was drawn from more than 6,000 entrants across Upstate, NY.

Upon being told she had won, Kathy was in shock, “I didn’t even know if I could believe it… $25,000?! I mean who wins $25,000 worth of anything?! It’s surreal. It’s unbelievable.”

The prize includes a consultation with a product & design expert from Comfort Windows. The prize money can be used on any of Comfort Windows’ 14 products and includes full installation and warranty.

Kathy is most looking forward to new windows, doors and a bathroom; projects she had been delaying. Kathy said, “We spent a lot of money on a wall of windows that failed, like within a few years because they weren’t done right. And that was a lot of money that we invested. So to have those windows in working condition again, means a lot.” Keep Reading

The Institute of Culinary Education Announces the Winners of the 2017 #CulinaryVoice Scholarship Challenge

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18 individuals from 5 countries win scholarships to study Culinary and Hospitality Arts in New York City —

NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) announced the 18 winners of the 2017 #CulinaryVoice Scholarship Challenge. ICE partnered with celebrity chefs and food stars Marcus Samuelsson, Ted Allen, Donatella Arpaia and Duff Goldman to challenge the world to enter and win more than $212,000 in scholarships to attend one of six diploma programs at ICE.

More than 250 entrants shared their inventive and exciting culinary voices — and the world responded, with the videos garnering a total of 1.8 million votes and views to determine the finalists in each category. An exclusive panel of ICE instructors, including James Beard Award-winning chefs David Waltuck and Michael Laiskonis, selected the winners of the full and partial scholarships to attend ICE’s award-winning career programs.

Through their entry videos, the winners shared their unique stories and goals. From launching an artisan bakery to opening a culinary school to empowering women through food, their ambitions were truly inspiring. Though the winners hail from countries across the globe — United States, Guatemala, Venezuela, to name a few — notably, all three winners of Pastry & Baking Arts scholarships call Nigeria home. While some had previous culinary training and experience, others will commence their culinary or hospitality career paths at ICE. Perhaps most importantly, each of the winners demonstrated creativity, passion and a dream to share their culinary voices with the world.

Select winners and their stories can be found below. For more information and a full list of winners from this year’s challenge, please contact Jessica Mara at [email protected].

  • Ariel D. Jr. from Los Angeles, California (Cake Decorating: Partial Scholarship Winner) – Ariel is a trained baker at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant Spago in Beverly Hills, California. He aspires to become a pastry-chef instructor so that he can contribute to his community and use his knowledge and experience to train the next generation of pastry chefs.
  • Sangeeta K. from Ridgefield, Connecticut (Hospitality Management: Partial Scholarship Winner) – Sangeeta was a stay-at-home mom for years before she began working as a cook at Chick-fil-A, where she is now a supervisor. Her goal is to obtain the management and hospitality skills necessary to take her to the next level in her career.
  • Rory S. from Beaver, Pennsylvania (Bread Baking: Full Scholarship Winner) – Rory is a cook who dreams of opening his own artisan bread business to share his delicious breads with the world. He is confident that ICE will provide the skills, techniques and networking opportunities to achieve this dream.
  • Oyin A. from Lagos, Nigeria (Pastry & Baking Arts: Full Scholarship Winner) Oyin began baking when she was fourteen years old and currently runs her own cake business in Lagos, Nigeria. With her home country in economic turmoil, Oyin hopes to expand her business into a pastry shop to help reduce unemployment in her community.
  • Harry K. from Guatemala City, Guatemala (Bread Baking: Partial Scholarship Winner) – Harry graduated from a culinary school in Guatemala City and is ready to master bread baking with the industry leaders at ICE. He aspires to of help his community by opening his own bakery and providing employment opportunities.
  • Yali R. from Brooklyn, NY (Culinary Arts: Partial Scholarship Winner) Yali believes food is a dialogue between innovation and tradition. His goal is to put Israeli cuisine on the international culinary map — which he will achieve by learning the proper cooking techniques at ICE. For Yali, thoughtfully prepared food speaks louder than words.
  • Maria P. from Pembroke Pines, Florida (Culinary Management: Partial Scholarship Winner) – Maria makes her very own ice cream from scratch using simple and fresh ingredients. She dreams of opening her own ice cream shop to share her creative flavor pairings with the community. Maria hopes to give back by donating a portion of the proceeds to help fund cancer research.

About the Institute of Culinary Education
The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is one of the largest and most diverse culinary schools in the world. Established in 1975, ICE offers award-winning six to 13-month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Restaurant & Culinary Management, Hospitality Management, Bread Baking and Cake Decorating – with more than 13,000 successful alumni, many of whom are leaders in the industry. ICE also offers continuing education for culinary professionals, hosts more than 500 special events each year and is home to one of the world’s largest recreational cooking, baking and wine programs with more than 26,000 students annually. In 2015, marking the school’s 40th anniversary, ICE moved to a new, modern 74,000-square-foot facility at Brookfield Place in downtown Keep Reading

BCM One Receives 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award

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Telecom Expense Optimization Tool Recognized for Industry Innovation and Quality

NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — BCM One, a leading technology solutions provider, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has recently named Sophia™, BCM One’s Telecom Expense Optimization tool, as a recipient of a 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. These awards recognize the most innovative and highest quality IP communications brought to market, or updated, in the past year.

Sophia, BCM One’s proprietary tool, provides corporate telecom infrastructures with the capabilities to manage technology spend more efficiently; saving companies significant money across their technology spend.  BCM One’s Sophia tool takes telecom expense management one step further by creating optimization opportunities for businesses including their cloud and mobile usage.  Sophia has helped businesses realize telecom savings of up to 20% of their annual spend within the first year.  “We are very proud of the evolution of our Sophia tool since its rebirth three years ago, and take pride in receiving industry recognition for our solution,” stated Corinne Kerner, Vice President of Technology Optimization Group at BCM One and former professional forensic accountant.

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize BCM One with a Product of the Year Award for 2017. I have always been impressed with their commitment to excellence and innovation,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “In the opinion of our distinguished judges, Sophia has proven to be among the best IP communications solutions available on the market. I look forward to continued innovation from BCM One.” Keep Reading

Business Outfitters By Lands’ End Wins Gold At American Advertising Award For WorkWear Campaign

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“Strength Defines Us” Campaign Featuring Employees Wins Top Honor at AAF Madison ADDY Awards and Advances to Regional Competition


DODGEVILLE, Wis., Feb. 27, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Business Outfitters by Lands’ End has won a gold ADDY Award from the American Advertising Federation Madison, an organization committed to the development of the advertising, marketing and communications community in the greater Madison area, for its “Strength Defines Us” campaign. The compelling campaign visuals and video were developed for the Lands’ End WorkWear Collection, which features apparel for tough jobs like construction, warehouse work and more. The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition to recognize the best in creative excellence in advertising.

The dynamic winning campaign visuals and video featured Lands’ End employees in WorkWear apparel, portraying the story of the real people who use the line every day. The finished product captured the simple yet dynamic story behind the Lands’ End maintenance team, what quality means to them and how they take pride in what they wear to work every day and how they do their jobs. Built around the workers themselves, the campaign created a lifestyle concept using authentic personal stories to forge an authentic customer connection.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the American Advertising Federation Madison for our team’s creativity in developing a campaign that is near and dear to all of us at Lands’ End,” said Joe Ferreri, senior vice president, Lands’ End Outfitters. “This award presents a unique distinction because it comes from our local Madison community for a campaign that features our very own employees and the hard work and dedication they bring to their jobs at Lands’ End every day.” Keep Reading

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