Returning to in-person fashion trade shows: Brazilian Footwear brands at Atlanta Shoe Market and MAGIC Pop-Up Orlando

The Brazilian Footwear return to its first in-person fashion trade shows since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and came out with positive results.

NOVO HAMBURGO, RS, BRAZIL, February 18, 2021 / — The Brazilian Footwear, an exports program developed by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), return to its first in-person fashion trade shows since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Overall, the brands that attended the MAGIC Pop-Up show, which was held between Feb. 9-11 in Orlando, came out of the event with positive results: in total, brands made 111 contacts, of which 65 were new. In three days, the show generated US$ 615,000.00 (between orders taken at the event and expectations for the next 6 months) for the Brazilian brands.

The Trade Promotion Analyst of Abicalçados, Ruisa Scheffel, says that the results were above initial expectations with a return on investment of 9,000% to the participating companies. “The US market is recovering from the pandemic and this was made clear from the results obtained.”

In addition to the MAGIC Pop-Up in Orlando, Abicalçados and Apex-Brasil announce their participation at the In-Person Trade Show Atlanta Shoe Market with the following brands: Bottero, Verofatto, Pegada, Hanna Carmela, Shoetherapy and Petite Jolie. The show, which runs from February 20 – 22, is a must attend for anyone working in the footwear industry and provides a perfect opportunity for Brazilian brands to network with US buyers and market their business.

Recent years have shown that there has been a lot of international interest in the Brazilian footwear industry. Factors such as a favorable currency, more transparency about sustainable and ethically responsible manufacturing, as well as quality craftsmanship have created a business environment with incredible potential for 2021 and beyond. Ruisa highlights the importance of the North American show which in February 2020 generated more than US$ 1.6 million for Brazilian participants.

About Brazilian Footwear:
Brazilian Footwear is an exports promotion program developed by Abicalçados in partnership with Apex-Brasil. This program aims to increase the exports of Brazilian Footwear brands through development, trade promotion and image actions focusing on the international market. Learn more: |

About Apex-Brasil:
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. To reach these objectives, Apex-Brasil carries out diverse trade promotion actions that aim to promote exports and to value Brazilian products and services abroad, such as prospective and trade missions, business networking meetings, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in important international fairs, and visits from foreign buyers and opinion formers to get to know the Brazilian manufacturing structure, among other business platforms that also aim to strengthen the Brazil brand. Learn more:

Karoline Buenemann
WHITE Communications
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

JET CARD DECIDER 2.0 by Private Jet Card Comparisons makes finding your best private jet solution a few clicks away

Private Jet Card Comparisons

JET CARD DECIDER 2.0 from Private Jet Card Comparisons enables subscribers to request a custom analysis in minutes

With a few taps on your smartphone or keyboard clicks, JET CARD DECIDER 2.0 enables subscribers to find the best jet card, charter and fractional options

MIAMI, FL, UNITED STATES, February 18, 2021 / — Private Jet Card Comparisons, the authority on non-ownership private aviation solutions, officially unveils JET CARD DECIDER 2.0 today. It’s an automated way for subscribers to easily find the right private aviation solution for their needs. The online tool enables users to request a custom analysis via smartphones, tablets, and desktops. The entire process takes minutes.

With over 50 providers and more than 250 distinct jet card programs, hundreds of on-demand charter brokers, fractional ownership, or lease options, figuring out the best solution and approach can be time-consuming and confusing.

JET CARD DECIDER 2.0 automates the process. Subscribers use the online tool from smartphones, tablets, and desktops, submitting their parameters with a click of a button.

Private Jet Card Comparisons identifies the best solutions – on-demand charter, jet cards and memberships, or fractional ownership and leases. Subscribers using JET CARD DECIDER 2.0 receive a customized analysis comparing the programs that best match their needs. They can also arrange a follow-up telephone consultation.

"Oftentimes, your friends' private aviation solutions aren't right for your needs. Making the wrong choice can cost tens of thousands of dollars. And, it's hard to sort through competing claims. The devil is in the details. JET CARD DECIDER 2.0 makes finding the right solution fast and easy," said Doug Gollan, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Private Jet Card Comparisons.

From its launch in 2017, Private Jet Card Comparisons has enabled subscribers to save days and hours of research by gathering over 20,000 data points in spreadsheet form, allowing them to compare providers and programs by criteria that impact choice:

– Safety – Aircraft and Operator Sourcing Standards, and Pilot Experience
– Pricing – Purchase Price, Hourly Rates, Long-Flight Discounts, and Pricing Methodology
– Flexibility – Lead time for Reservations and Cancellations, Applicable Aircraft, Seating Capacity, and Service Area
– Stability – Ownership, Company History, Headcount, Refund Options, and Escrow Account Options
– Aircraft Type – Search by Cabin Category or Specific Aircraft Type, including the ability to upgrade or downgrade based on your needs for that trip
– Details That Matter – Insurance, WiFi, Pets Policies, Service Recovery, Initiation Fees, Annual and Monthly Dues, CPI Escalators, Fuel Surcharges, De-icing, and Peak Day Charges, Taxi Time, Segment, and Daily Minimums, Roundtrip Discounts
– And much more…

Private Jet Card Comparisons' QUICK COMPARE JET CARD PRICING, launched in 2019, allows subscribers to compare the cost of jet card flights for their specific routes versus on-demand charter quotes in seconds.

A subscription to Private Jet Card Comparisons is $250 for 12 months and includes personalized service. Unlike lead generation websites, Private Jet Card Comparisons does not sell subscriber data or accept referral payments from jet companies. As the authority on non-ownership solutions, Private Jet Card Comparisons provides an unbiased and neutral source of data and analysis.

Douglas Gollan
Private Jet Card Comparisons
+1 917-328-6518
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

BusyCo., Launches Pocket-Sized Showers for Busy Women: 100% Zero-Waste Individually Packaged Products

Welcome to zero waste clean beauty.

Made in the USA from residual cotton textile scraps, BusyCo. wants to help redefine women’s routines for the betterment of all.

Our body wipes are an easy fix for life’s day-to-day demands. Whether ‘self care’ involves a nap or a treadmill, we refuse to sacrifice beauty and wellness to maximize our time.”

— Jamie Steenbakkers, co founder and COO

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, February 18, 2021 / — Launched this year, BusyCo. (Busy) is bringing real skincare benefits to body care. Busy, a conscious beauty brand on a mission to help women do more with less, is cleaning up the beauty wipe space. Made in the USA, powered by wind energy, 100% clean, and with 0% waste, Busy sets a new standard for self-care: one that does good by you and Mama Earth.

The line includes:

Body wipes that feel like a refreshing bath in a to-go-sized packet.
Face wipes with the same skin-brightening ingredients you’d get in a 60-minute facial.
Feminine wipes that balance your PH and refresh you naturally.
Deodorant wipes that work hard and keep going.
Hand wipes that are sanitizing, antibacterial and moisturizing.

Similar to the issue with using plastic straws, wipes are a rising problem for the wellbeing of our environment. Research done by Good Housekeeping shows that 90% of the wipes on the market contain plastic, which doesn’t biodegrade, but rather breaks down into hundreds of thousands of microplastic pieces, wreaking havoc on our oceans and environment. With 60 trillion wipes used annually, this plastic waste is a major contributor to pollution of our earth.

Busy’s wipes are made from excess fabrics from clothing manufacturers, giving the textiles a second life. All ‘mainstream’ wipes use non-recyclable packaging which is impossible to break down given the different plastics used in the process that bind as one. Most wipes are also made with polyester. As such, trillions of single-use plastic sachets enter landfills every year.

“My aha-moment came in my freshman year of Babson. I started working on my own personal care products to find ways to gain time I was losing while getting ready. It was a huge pet peeve,” said Jamie Steenbakkers, COO and Co-Founder of BusyCo. “A few years later, we’ve nailed what our customer really wants. We’re really proud of our new line, especially because it merges sustainable practices with skin-care benefits. We believe that personal care for busy women is long-overdue for an update. It’s time for women to take back their time,” she added.

Busy’s IP lamination process allowed the brand to introduce the first-ever curbside recyclable package for its size and purpose. Busy is committed to traceability and wants to ensure transparency in the process. The textile is processed at a wind-powered manufacturing plant with clean ingredients that vary by product. Some of these are glycolic acid, charcoal, AHA/BHA, prebiotics, retinol, caffeine, and squalane. Approved by the Credo Clean Standard Guidelines, Busy uses ethically sourced ingredients that are vegan and sulfate-free and that also offer skin-care benefits, specifically, for anti-aging, sun-damage, and moisturizing.

“Our body wipes are our best seller so far. Among many traits, they help improve the look of uneven skin tone, and address the damage caused by daily exposure to pollutants and sun,” added Steenbakkers. “Most importantly, amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and this crazy time that has families facing additional stressors, our body wipes are an easy fix for life’s day-to-day demands. Whether ‘self care’ involves a nap or a treadmill, we refuse to sacrifice beauty and wellness to maximize our time,” she added.

Busy can be found online at and at major national retailers such as Amazon, Anthropologie, Beauty Brands, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and on-board at JetBlue (Mint). For more information please visit or @Busy_Beauty_ on Instagram.

About BusyCo.
BusyCo. (Busy) is a sustainable beauty brand made in the USA. Busy is on a mission to empower women to take back their time. We think all women, including mama earth, deserve better. For this reason, we’re committed to helping women look and feel their best with clean ingredients and sustainable materials that are good for our customers and good for the planet. We believe women can have more — more time, more energy, and yes, even more naps — with less. Less rush. Less stress. Less waste. And it all starts with Busy.

About Jamie Steenbakkers
Jamie Steenbakkers is BusyCo’s COO and Co-Founder. She’s the true Busy prototype and it all started with an idea she had to save time in the shower, and in life. She believes women should have the freedom to freshen up as they see fit, whether that’s 5 minutes or 5 hours. She believes that by creating this new standard of self-care, women will finally have the time, freedom and opportunity to pursue whatever matters most. A graduate of Babson College, Steenbakkers is a proud Canadian that now lives in Boston to fulfill the ultimate entrepreneurial dream.

Catherine Cuello-Fuente
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

Vizion Raises $1.5M to Solve Ocean Freight Visibility Problem

Vizion is a API-based solution for ocean freight visibility. Vizion was created to solve for the lack of visibility in maritime logistics.

PALO ALTO, CA, UNITED STATES, February 17, 2021 / — Vizion Raises $1.5M to Solve Ocean Freight Visibility Problem

Today, Vizion, an API-based solution for ocean freight visibility, announced its $1.5M financing round led by supply chain specialist Dynamo Ventures with participation from 1984 Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, and SaaS Ventures. The funding will drive the continuing maturation of Vizion’s software and the expansion of its early customer base.

Vizion was created to solve for the lack of visibility in maritime logistics. Stakeholders across the maritime logistics ecosystem have struggled with a lack of resilience and flexibility in the face of surging freight volumes due to the global pandemic. Underpinning this is an inability to easily ascertain the real time position of container freight, data silos among companies’ ocean logistics partners, and a resulting inability to proactively manage operations.

Vizion’s data solutions are changing the industry – its customer base of leading freight forwarders, BCOs, and TMS providers expect to manage over 2 million containers in 2021 using the Vizion platform. Further, Vizion’s data processing technology enables it to cover over 97% of ocean carriers shipments while ushering in a new gold standard for ocean visibility data quality.

“In making the Vizion investment, we’re excited to hit ‘reset’ on efforts related to freight forwarding automation. We believe that high level visibility data is the atomic unit that will allow freight forwarders to better serve their customers in an intelligent and overtime, automated manner.” says Santosh Sankar, Partner at Dynamo Ventures.

“The team and I are excited to work with our investors and continue maturing our platform to extend beyond visibility to predictive ETAs. We believe that there is a large and urgent opportunity to support the digitization of global logistics with very practical solutions such as our visibility APIs, data benchmarking, and predictive ETAs.” says Kyle Henderson, CEO of Vizion.

About Vizion
Vizion is a API-based solution for ocean freight visibility. The company’s API helps logistics service providers, cargo owners, and other stakeholders act on their digital ambitions by integrating essential data and insights into existing enterprise systems and deliver a stronger customer experience. Vizion’s products include visibility APIs, data benchmarking, and predictive ETAs.

About Our Investors
Dynamo Ventures is a seed stage fund that invests in supply chain and mobility startups, worldwide. Founded in 2016, Dynamo leverages it’s deep domain expertise to support founders with hands-on and practical experience in product and strategy, sales, and talent development. To learn more about Dynamo, visit or follow us on Twitter @thisisdynamo.

Contact Information
Vizion Inc.
3445 Greer Rd
Palo Alto CA USA 94303

Kyle Henderson
+1 510-356-7811
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

Dime Bags® Gives Away Exclusive $10,000 Bag

Dime Bags Exclusive $10,000 Custom Bag | Limited Edition Bag | Sticker of the Month Bag Lining

Dime Bags Exclusive $10,000 Custom Bag

Dime Bags Exclusive $10,000 Custom Bag | Limited Edition Bag | Sticker of the Month Bag Lining

Limited Edition Sticker of the Month Bag

Dime Bags Logo | Dime Bags

Dime Bags Logo | Dime Bags

Limited Edition Sticker of the Month Bag One of Ten

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, UNITED STATES, February 16, 2021 / — Industry leader in eco-friendly hemp bags, Dime Bags®, rewarded one lucky fan the most exclusive Dime Bag on the planet, a backpack with custom interior lining, priced at $10,000. Only ten of these bags are in existence; they feature the sticker artwork that debuted throughout 2020 as Dime Bags’ Sticker of the Month. The winner, long-time Dime Bags fan Jayne M., posted all 12 stickers on her Instagram profile showing off the exclusive collection.

In 2019, Dime Bags began the Sticker of the Month contest, where if you collect all 12 stickers, post on your Instagram profile, and use the appropriate hashtag #DimeBagsSlaps and tag @DimeBags you could win an incredible, exclusive prize. In 2019 it was a $1,000 shopping spree, while in 2020 the prize became the sticker artwork itself, as it is featured throughout the interior satin lining of a Dime Bags backpack. The 2021 reward has not been announced yet, but fans of the brand can rest assured that another great prize will be rewarded to a dedicated fan in early 2022.

Although 2020’s grand prize was the backpack featuring artwork from Spencer Pankratz, Dirk Hays, and Marissa Favazza, runner-ups still got rewarded with a smell proof Omerta Boss with Lock in either Camo or Green, the newest bags Dime Bags has recently dropped.

What’s great about the Dime Bags Sticker of the Month contest, is that any fan can become part of the inner circle that collects them all. Each month, a new sticker debuts that will go out with every single purchase made at But the stickers are limited, so Dime Bags does run out before the end of the month, encouraging people to purchase earlier for a guaranteed slap. The stickers do become available to purchase once back in stock at $4.99, but increases by five dollars every month after.

Dime Bags is excited for the Sticker of the Month contest to continue to grow and offer a great prize each year. Anyone can enter the 2021 contest, all they’ll need are all 12 stickers and an Instagram profile. The grand prize will be announced in the upcoming months, but Dime Bags can guarantee that it’ll be another great reward!

About Dime BagsⓇ: Dime Bags is recognized in the hearts of hemp fans around the globe for our innovative solutions to the modern smoker’s needs which include superior glass protection, carbon-filter smell proof technology, and a full line of handbags, backpacks, and accessories made with hemp. Dime Bags isn’t just for the smoker community anymore though, with stylish lifestyle bags made from eco-friendly methods and elements, anybody can feel great about owning a Dime Bag. A variety of Dime Bags have been featured in the media, from FXX’s Dave to HBO’s Silicon Valley. To learn more about Dime Bags, visit or call 1-888-520-8808.

Jacki Stewart
Dime Bags
+1 719-571-9519
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

COVID-19 Lockdown Kills Small Business – Snackable Solutions Community is the Weapon they Need to Survive

Small Business Fighting for Survival

Small Business Fighting for Survival

Snackable Solutions logo

Snackable Solutions

The Sharpe Way logo

The Sharpe Way Show

Dennis Consorte, Founder of Snackable Solutions

Dennis Consorte, Founder of Snackable Solutions

Larry Sharpe, host of The Sharpe Way show and 2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York

Larry Sharpe, host of The Sharpe Way show and 2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York

The government lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have not measurably saved lives, yet they have destroyed small businesses.

Small businesses and startups are so important to American culture, because they instill hope in our people.”

— Dennis Consorte

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, February 15, 2021 / — Lockdowns Have No Measurable Improvement to COVID-19

In response to widespread lockdowns on small businesses around the United States, Dennis Consorte founded Snackable Solutions. It is a community where founders and small business owners may share short, actionable tips to immediately bring value to other businesses.

Governors who shut down their states have stated their intent to slow down the rate of COVID-19 infection. However, in the United States, there is no correlation between state policies regarding lockdowns and masking, and deaths resulting from COVID-19 infection. Florida had a much looser economic and masking policy than New York, with a similar population. As of February 13, 2021, according to the CDC, the reported infection and death rates in Florida (300 infections per 100,000 population, 5.6 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 population) is lower than that in New York (321 infections per 100,000 population, 6.2 per 100,000 population). In contrast, lockdowns have resulted in lost revenue, closings, unemployment, and bankruptcies, with New York in second place for the greatest number of COVID-19 bankruptcies at 13.47 per 10k businesses, according to

Dennis Consorte said, “COVID-19 is a serious illness and of course we must protect our most vulnerable people. We must also protect the backbone of our society if we are to survive as an extended community of free people as compared to much of the world. Small businesses and startups are so important to American culture, because they instill hope in our people. In this market economy, virtually anyone has a shot at something better with some sweat equity and a supportive community like Snackable Solutions.”

Snackable Solutions Founding Members Are Already Bringing Value to the Small Business Community

Consorte has already attracted several small business owners and moguls to the Snackable Solutions community who have produced short videos to improve one another’s businesses. Using the framework of 3-5 minute videos, Consorte utilizes 20 years of digital marketing, ecommerce, and project management experience to teach hard skills to the community. Some other Snackable Solutions Founding Members teach soft skills.
One Founding Member of Snackable Solutions is the former Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York, host of the Sharpe Way show, and corporate trainer, Larry Sharpe. He has over two decades of experience in sales, distribution, and leadership training. As a former Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, Sharpe applies his discipline and leadership experience in the business world.

Larry Sharpe said, “With the COVID crisis, more and more people need to change their business models and their professional lives. A project like Snackable Solutions is an amazing way to put these people on the right path to get our economy back on track and reboot so many Americans that need help.”

Other Founding Members include:

– Pete Romano, Founder and CEO of, a CMS for small businesses
– Lina Mateus, Founder and CEO of Digi-Clicks, a digital marketing and website design company
– Bob Fuest, Founder and CEO of Fuest & Klein Wealth Advisors

Snackable Solutions is Recruiting New Founding Members

Small business owners, founders, and other entrepreneurs may join the Snackable Solutions team. There is currently no cost for membership. To become a Founding Member, entrepreneurs may submit a pitch for a 3-5 minute video through the contact form on, or direct message Dennis Consorte on LinkedIn. Once approved, videos will be featured on the Snackable Solutions website and broadcasted to all social media channels, with links to creators’ websites and social media profiles. Consorte encourages creators to participate in the community by sharing other Snackable Solutions on their social media pages, and to participate in the Snackable Solutions group on LinkedIn.

About Snackable Solutions

Snackable Solutions was founded by Dennis Consorte, a digital marketing expert and small business owner with 20 years of experience driving traffic, conversion, and retention for ecommerce websites. He is the Founder of Consorte Marketing, a digital marketing agency in New York City, and an Expert at The Snackable Solutions platform is a place where small business owners, founders, and entrepreneurs may watch a short video to learn a new skill that can bring immediate value to a small business or startup. It includes 3-5 minute videos contributed by members of the small business and startup communities, and a group on LinkedIn.

Dennis Consorte
Discussion Vector
+1 201-222-1001
Visit us on social media:

How to Attract GenZ and Millennials to your Business

Source: EIN Presswire

Comedian Lori Hamilton’s film Project Spudway has been selected for the 2021 season of The Best Shorts Competition

potatos that are hand drawn and dressed up and the logo Project Spudway with Lori Hamilton

Lori Hamilton’s Project Spudway Selected for The Best Shorts Competition

Picture of woman with long hair in black and white with soft smile in t-shirt

Lori Hamilton, announces new logo for production company, Earl & Grace Productions.

logo corporate knobs with illustrated world and the words corporate knobs with the S out of alignment

Corporate Knobs, Sponsored by “Company” Landalor Industries, by Lori Hamilton

Join the Potato Family as they learn lessons of acceptance

I'm so proud that the message of acceptance brought forward by Project Spudway is resonating with people!”

— Lori Hamilton

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 11, 2021 / — Hamilton is adept at using comedy to share life lessons. Her film Project Spudway is a continuation of her short film project, Potato Family, with illustrator and animator Montana Hall. It features lessons from Project Runway told through the eyes of animated potatoes. You’ll see the first episode featuring fashion guru Christian Siriano’s explanation of why we should design for all body types, not just the skinny French fry. Yams and hashbrowns add colour and flavour to the spud-tactic design show, complete with outtakes!

Hamilton’s inciteful and comedic film about corporate life, Corporate Knobs, has also been selected for The Best Shorts Competition as well. The Corporate Knobs is a comedy variety show that gives you the TRUTH about work life. From How to Be a Bad Manager, Guess the HR Outcome, Real World Job Descriptions and Cat Co-Workers, you’ll see the hilarious and very real world of life in Corporate America. &

Hamilton enjoys bringing a smile to people’s faces and is happy to participate in the competition, “It’s exciting to see people enjoying my shows.”

Both films were also featured in the 2021 season of Online@theSpaceUK in January.

***Press Reviews***

“Hamilton’s performance as Prenderghast is excellent and her characterisation of other roles is very funny.”
-North West End UK

“Brilliant work … comical … inspirational”
– Atlanta Press

“…one heck of an actress – the girl could dance … this girl could sing too.”
– Go Go Magazine, Denver

About Lori…
Lori grew up just outside of Northern California and attended UCLA, where she studied Linguistics and
Modern British Drama. She studied Opera at The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory and
Mannes College of Music. After a singing with the Boston Symphony and the Atlanta Opera, she went
on to do comedy, writing and performing. Lori has written and produced over 150 short films, created
and performed four one-woman shows, including a much-lauded tour with the National New Play
Festival in the United States. Her talents have earned her 43 awards for creative and writing excellence,
including 5 Best of Shows. Her cats did not help at all, although they take credit for providing with her
constant, much-needed supervision. To see more of her work, visit .

About the competition…
The Best Shorts Competition is a unique international awards competition that began in 2011. The competition attracts films from major production companies as well as independent film makers. It awards shows with, Best of Show honors, Awards of Excellence, Award of Merit, and Award of Recognition. Award winners will then be promoted to over 40,000 various industry contacts.

Julia Roberts
Roberts Resource
+1 404-731-8931
email us here

The Potato Family, Part 1. A young potato with fashion dreams!

Source: EIN Presswire

Transforma Insights, launches User Group for executives navigating technology implementation

Digital Transformation research firm, Transforma Insights today announced the launch of a User Group, a year-round, engaged and informed member community.

We want to facilitate a closed environment where information is freely shared, best practice is identified, and members get an emerging consensus on the best way to approach digital transformation.”

— Jim Morrish, Founding Partner

READING, UNITED KINGDOM, February 11, 2021 / — Transforma Insights today announced the launch of the Transforma Insights User Group, a year-round, engaged and informed member community, connecting enterprise technology adopters navigating their digital transformation journey.

Led by renowned technology analysts, Matt Hatton and Jim Morrish, the User Group unites professionals with common goals and responsibilities within a trusted environment. Members exchange lessons in how to meet their 21st-century business objectives through the implementation of emerging and disruptive technologies.

The TI User Group creates a place for exchanging tried and tested plans and processes, as well as to share views and ideas, helping to advance business goals and professional development. Maintaining member engagement through year-round interaction and learning, members join interactive group activities, content-led events, and meetups, and facilitated knowledge sharing forums, which are all supported by Transforma Insights’ research and analysis.

Transforma Insights Co-Founder, Matt Hatton, comments: “Events are a fantastic opportunity to learn, to network and allow you to feel part of the development of whatever is being discussed. We felt that the time was right to build on this and create something a bit more collaborative. There is a lot of value associated with people sharing what works and their experiences; still missing is a space for people to get together to share best practice in a more democratised way, as opposed to only hearing from analysts and vendors.”

Fellow Co-Founder, Jim Morrish, further adds “Often at a one- or two-day conference, it’s impossible to get under the skin of problems and to get into a multi-party dialogue at the level of detail that is required to unlock these problems and uncover solutions. By creating the User Group, we want to facilitate a closed environment where information is freely shared, best practice is identified, and members get an emerging consensus on the best way to approach digital transformation to de-risk technology adoption.”

By combining analyst insights and market research with content-led forums and networking, the User Group allows members to gain answers to their business questions, increase their understanding of the impact of new technologies, and foster partnerships to achieve their business and professional targets.

Every quarter focuses on a different theme to drive a specific business outcome. For 2021, these include the demands of a post-Covid world and how technology is being used by businesses to adapt; how to scale and build resiliency at different stages of digital implementation; using data to drive competitive advantage; and how best to meet your ESG goals. The quarterly schedule includes podcasts, on-demand, and live case studies, exclusive reports, webinars, deep-dive interviews, interactive panel discussions, and exclusive roundtable workshops.

For more information on the User Group, visit the User Group Page.

About Transforma Insights
Transforma Insights is a leading research firm focused on the world of Digital Transformation (DX). Led by seasoned technology industry analysts we provide advice, recommendations, and decision support tools for organisations seeking to understand how new technologies will change the markets in which they operate.

For more information about Transforma Insights, please see our website or contact us at Follow us on Twitter: @transformatweet.

Notes to Editors
Transforma Insights – 7 Albert Road, Reading, RG4 7AN, United Kingdom – Company Number: 12185723

Dominie Roberts, Director, Transforma Insights User Group

Dominie Roberts
Transforma Insights
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire


Inside the Addition

David Supple, CEO and Founder of NEDC


Coveted annual award highlights home remodeling and design professionals with top ratings and most popular designs among the Houzz community

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, February 11, 2021 / — David Supple and leading Architectural Design Build Firm New England Design & Construction of Boston have won a “Best Of Houzz” award in both Design and Service for 2021 on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. NEDC, a leading Boston Sustainable Architectural Design Build firm with a specialty in high-end and luxury homes was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.5 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro's overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2020. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

One of Boston’s leading firms, New England Design & Construction has now been the recipient of the Best of Houzz Service Award for 2 years in a row and the Best of House Design Award for 4 consecutive years. NEDC proudly holds 10 Best of Houzz awards in total.

“Design Build and the return of the Architect to his original role as Master Builder are subjects I've grown passionate about over the past two decades. I graduated from Tufts with a degree in Architecture and unfortunately found years of academic theory to be woefully inadequate when confronted with real life. To address this imbalance I took a job as a carpenter to teach myself to actually BUILD.

I'm now extremely proud of the team I've built over the past two decades–true professionals in architectural design, planning and construction and just sincere, caring people. We do it all for our clients in one Design Build package–the way the Masters did it for thousands of years, crafting spaces for those moving and changing the world.”

– David Supple, CEO NEDC – Boston

About New England Design & Construction:

New England Design & Construction is an award-winning, full-service creative Architectural Design Build firm with a focus on sustainable high-end and luxury home remodels across Boston. As a creative firm, NEDC puts a premium on sustainable aesthetics, top-quality workmanship, and caring customer service. NEDC's team of professionals are often praised for their creativity, service and artisan-level professionalism. The firm is headed by David Supple, an alumnus of Tufts University, former standout Lacrosse player, father of two little ones and passionate advocate of the client benefits of full-service Design Build and the true role of the Architect throughout history as Master Builder.

NEDC takes their clients through full creative architectural design, planning and remodel services within their own platform of responsibility. Lifting Spirits with Spaces is NEDC’s motto and they focus heavily on creative sustainable design–now mid design of a beautiful and fully custom passive house remodel in Somerville. David and NEDC have been directly involved in over 100,000 square feet of renovation projects over the years in Cambridge, Wellesley, Back Bay, Brookline, Somerville, and throughout the GBA. These projects have been featured in local media, including Modern Luxury Boston Common, Remodeling Magazine, Boston Voyager, and The Boston Globe. David and NEDC’s recent caring community work in Boston during Covid has been featured on NBC10, NECN and Boston25.

You can see more of New England Design & Construction’s work on Houzz at

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish. On Houzz, people can find design inspiration, research and hire home professionals, and shop for products to complete their projects. For home professionals, Houzz Pro ( provides an all-in-one software solution that empowers industry pros to stand out, win clients and manage their projects efficiently and profitably. The Houzz community is made up of millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals around the world. Houzz is available on the web and as a top-rated mobile app. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit

“The Best Of Houzz awards are an emblem of trust and credibility for home professionals across the U.S. and around the world, and we are excited to celebrate this year’s winners,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical need for people to feel comfortable before inviting pros into and around

their homes, and the Best Of Houzz badge is a powerful way for pros to communicate the trust that homeowners have in their business. It’s just one of many tools on the Houzz platform that help pros to communicate their unique expertise, and homeowners to find the right professionals for their projects.”

A “Best Of Houzz 2021” badge will appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

David Supple
New England Design + Construction
+ +1 6177080676
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire


Naples’ largest Interior design firm and high-end furniture retailer has added the exclusive Italian luxury brand Fortuny legendary textiles and furnishings

Fortuny’s customers are discerning and demand the very best luxury home experience. Clive Daniel shares our passion for delivering that and has led the way in their market for decades.”

— Fortuny CEO Mauri Riad

NAPLES, FL, UNITED STATES, February 10, 2021 / — Naples’ largest Interior design firm and luxury high-end furniture retailer Clive Daniel Home (CDH) has added the exclusive Italian luxury brand Fortuny, famous for their legendary textiles and furnishings, to their offerings. Highly regarded in the global design industry, Fortuny creations are of the finest quality, with a rich history and tradition.

Established in early 20th century Venice by noted artist, inventor, and designer Mariano Fortuny, the company that bears his name and legacy continues to produce some of the finest printed fabrics in the world in the very factory where it began, on the same machines, using the same secret process and techniques developed by Fortuny himself, passed down from generation to generation. Fortuny’s patented printing technique, a well-kept secret since its development over a century ago, has resulted in a line of highly sought after traditional and modern designs in floral, geometric, damask, and tribal motifs. Many of these patterns were drawn by Fortuny himself and are a preferred choice by discerning clients today in luxury high end homes worldwide. Clive Daniel Home is proud to now feature the Fortuny line in their Naples, Florida showroom.

Fortuny CEO Mauri Riad said, “Clive Daniel is synonymous with home luxury in South Florida. When choosing a home for our historic brand, we look for that level of notoriety and commitment to customer experience. Fortuny’s legacy isn’t just built on handcrafted artisanship and our world-renowned product, it’s also about our customer experience. Fortuny’s customers are discerning and demand the very best in every facet of the luxury home experience. Clive Daniel shares our passion for delivering that and has led the way in their market for decades. They operate with the same fundamentals and that’s why we knew this would be our home in South Florida.”

Clive Daniel CEO Daniel Lubner added, “We are honored and thrilled that our Naples showroom will be the area’s exclusive home for the luxurious Fortuny line. The match of such a revered name with the skill level of our award-winning design team will surely take our clients’ luxury high-end home interiors to the next level.”

For more information about Clive Daniel Home, please visit them online, contact Madeline Tracy, Naples showroom Director of Business Development, at 239-776-0868 or email

*Dropbox link to Fortuny images

Clive Daniel Home is located on U.S. 41 in Naples and has won over 360 awards for excellence in creative design since opening in 2011. A second store is located in Boca Raton, Florida.

Madeline Tracy
Clive Daniel Home
+1 239-776-0868

Source: EIN Presswire