How to Define Your Target Market and Why it is so Important!

Target Marketing E-Course

Entrepreneur By Design – Education is Important, Action is Essential

Wendy Fedoruk - Marketing E-Course

Wendy Fedoruk

Lead Generation E-Course

Lead Generation E-Course

Target Marketing E-Course

Target Marking E-Course

Target Marketing - 47 FREE Lead Generation Hacks

47 Free Lead Generation Hacks

The main purpose of identifying your target market is to help your company develop an efficient marketing strategy.

Wendy…You have been a huge instrument for me and my business growing to where we are today (2016). Your assistance was extremely valuable.”

— Joseph Heckel

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, August 20, 2019 / — Your target market is also known as your ideal client. They are the end-users most likely to buy your product or service. Defining the person or business that wants what you offer will put you miles ahead of your competition.

The more clearly you can define your target market the better you can understand how and where to reach them. You can start with a broad category but then you need to get very specific as to who they are and where you can find them. The reality is that although your product seems like it can reach a variety of people, trying to reach them all will not work because it's not focused enough.

With a bit of time, you can often discover exactly how you can meet your target market's needs and this is a great starting point to be able to create messages for them that will drive sales for your small business.

One of the best ways to get started is by looking at who actually makes (or influences) the buying decision. From here you can look at their needs and pain points. Figure out what they're trying to accomplish and how they can reach their goals. The key is to go way deeper than you originally thought necessary. You need to find the answers to some very specific questions so you can speak directly to your ideal client.

Your target market should also be based on research not just on your intuition. This is where a lot of small business owners go wrong. They fail to do the necessary research, or when they do make time for the research, they fail to follow-up and make the necessary changes to their key message.

“Wendy, I wanted to reach out to you to give you some feedback with regards to our coaching relationship since 2009. You have been a huge instrument for me and my business growing to where we are today (2016). Your assistance was extremely valuable. You made me aware of multiply tools that I could implement and helped my team see things from the client's point of view. You are a great business consultant and I highly recommend Entrepreneur By Design for anyone that owns a business.”

Joseph Heckel, Phoenix, Arizona Broker/Owner of Property Management Real Estate Services

Wendy Fedoruk
Entrepreneur by Design
+1 403-701-1199
email us here
Visit us on social media:

What is Entrepreneur By Design?

Source: EIN Presswire

Wisconsin Delegation Works to Protect Iconic American Horses; Rep. Sean Duffy Stands Alone with Abusers

U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy

U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy


Example of soring that enforcement of the Horse Protection Act would prevent

Priscilla Presley and Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby Lobbying for the PAST Act on Capitol Hill in January of 2019

I’m not sure what planet he’s on, but the real world’s landslide support for the PAST Act is a powerful signal to the Senate that it should saddle up and end this cruelty to horses once and for all.”

— Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action

MADISON, WISCONSIN, USA, August 20, 2019 / — The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693, by a vote of 333 to 96. The entire Wisconsin Delegation, Reps. Bryan Steil, Mark Pocan, Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, Jim Sensenbrenner, Glenn Grothman, and Mike Gallagher voted for the measure except for Rep. Sean Duffy who voted against the bill – siding with animal abusers. All of the Members who voted for the PAST Act were also cosponsors of the bill except for Rep. Sensenbrenner.

The PAST Act seeks to strengthen the Horse Protection Act and end the torturous, painful practice of soring Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle Horses. Soring, the intentional infliction of pain to horses' front limbs by applying caustic chemicals such as mustard oil or kerosene or inserting sharp objects into the horses' hooves to create an exaggerated gait known as the "Big Lick,” has plagued the equine world for six decades.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is also a cosponsor of the Senate companion bill on, S. 1007, led by the senior U.S. Senator from Idaho, Republican Mike Crapo, that mirrors the House passed legislation. Senator Ron Johnson has never cosponsored the legislation.

“We applaud the bipartisan Members of the Wisconsin Delegation for working to end this barbaric and indefensible practice that has marred the horse show world for decades,” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action and past president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association. “It’s sad to see Rep. Sean Duffy side with abusers. I’m not sure what planet he’s on, but the real world’s landslide support for the PAST Act is a powerful signal to the U.S. Senate that it should saddle up and end this cruelty to horses once and for all.”

“I support the humane treatment of all animals and remain committed to ending the cruel practice of soring,” said Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), lead Republican sponsor of the PAST Act in the U.S. Senate. “I appreciate the House’s movement on the PAST Act. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to see that the legislation moves in the Senate and that current animal welfare laws are enforced.”

“Timing is ripe, and the majority of Americans want to see Congress work to protect these iconic American horses upon whose backs our country was built upon,” said Animal Wellness Advocate Priscilla Presley. “U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should swiftly schedule a vote on the PAST Act, and execute the will of the American people, and I call on him to do so!”

The PAST Act would ban the use of painful large stacked shoes and ankle chains and would also eliminate the existing system of self-regulation by the industry and toughen penalties for violators of the Horse Protection Act. It’s supported by the American Quarter Horse Association, Animal Wellness Action, the American Horse Council, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, United States Equestrian Federation, National Sheriff’s Association, and Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association.

The PAST Act has been blocked for years by a handful of well-placed lawmakers, but a new House rule triggering consideration of any measure that attracts 290 or more cosponsors brought the issue to the floor. PAST attracted 308 cosponsors, and was led by U.S. Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Ted Yoho (R-FL), cochairs of the Congressional Veterinary Medicine Caucus, along with Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Ron Estes (R-KS), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Chris Collins (R-NY). The Senate companion has garnered 43 cosponsors.

See what Members of Congress from across the nation have to say about the PAST Act by clicking here.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Marty Irby
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Alleged “pressure shod” sored horse in Alabama

Source: EIN Presswire

CCHR Warns of Symptomatic Betrayal and Rape in the Psychiatric-Behavioral System

Of 18 psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors convicted of crimes so far this year, 12 were for sexual crimes against patients, including sexual battery and child molestation.

Of 18 psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors convicted of crimes so far this year, 12 were for sexual crimes against patients, including sexual battery and child molestation.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

Mental Health Watchdog states that the sexual assault of patients in psychiatric facilities and offices is a despicable but all too common occurrence.

CCHR has documented systemic patient sexual abuse in for-profit psychiatric hospitals including 21 incidents of patients being sexually assaulted in one chain of behavioral facilities.”

— Citizens Commission on Human Rights

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2019 / — In a ground-breaking decision on August 12 2019, a Ventura, California jury awarded $13.25 million to three women who were sexually assaulted by a staff member at the for-profit psychiatric facility, Aurora Vista del Mar Hospital in Ventura. The facility was sued, along with its parent company Signature Healthcare Services, for employing someone who had previously been convicted of statutory rape. The staff member was also convicted of sex crimes related to the three Vista patients, including rape of an incompetent person. The jury found Signature, which owns 15 other hospitals in six states, including Florida, acted with malice or oppression and, bore part of the responsibility in not taking action to prevent the harm. [1]

The mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) says the sexual assault of vulnerable patients in psychiatric-behavioral facilities and offices is a despicable but all too common occurrence. It’s a jarring reality that 7-10 percent of male psychiatrists and psychologists sexually abuse their patients, the group says. [2] It begs the question, as The Boston Globe once posed, “Why is psychiatry such a hotbed of sexual misconduct?” [3] The sexual crimes committed by psychiatrists are estimated at 37 times greater than rapes occurring in the general community, one U.S. law firm stated, estimating that about 150,000 female patients have been assaulted. [4]

Of 18 psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors convicted of crimes so far this year, 12 were for sexual crimes against patients, including sexual battery and child molestation. In many cases, their names will be added to the sexual offender register. Other convictions relate to illegal or dangerous prescribing of controlled substances and fraud.

In one case, a behavioral therapist was found guilty of second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a 13-year-old autistic boy. The therapist was sentenced to 8 1/3 years in prison. [5] Combined, the mental health therapists face over 100 years in prison. An additional 21 mental health practitioners—two in Florida—have been charged this year.

CCHR says this culture of abuse is rife. In recent years CCHR has documented systemic patient sexual abuse in for-profit psychiatric-behavioral hospitals, including 21 incidents of patients, including children, being sexually assaulted in one chain of behavioral facilities.

• Two hospital staff were convicted and jailed for a combined 35 years over the sexual abuse of residents and two facilities closed down in the wake of sexual abuse incidents and other allegations. [6]
• A hospital staff member pleaded guilty to sexual abuse and was placed on the state’s convicted sex offender registry. [7]
• A mental health technician was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing six girls at a Girls Juvenile Residential Facility in Florida. [8]

According to a U.S. national survey of therapist-client sex involving minors, one out of 20 clients who had been sexually abused by their therapist was a minor, the average age being 7 for girls and 12 for boys. The youngest child was three. [9]

This year, justice officials in court proceedings commented on the “position of trust” that mental health “professionals” violate when sexually abusing patients. In one case a State Attorney General also described the psychiatrist as using “his position of power and authority to rape and demean our victim. His predatory acts deserve nothing less than the maximum sentence. It is my sincere hope that the defendant will spend the rest of his life behind bars so he is not allowed to hurt anyone again.” [10]

Furthermore, those therapists who report having sex with their patients are often repeat offenders with some surveys noting over 50 percent of male therapists report sexual involvement with more than one patient. [11] A Canadian study put the repeat offenders at 80 percent and many had undergone personal analysis or psychotherapy in an unsuccessful effort to be rehabilitated. [12]

CCHR says that such treachery often occurs when the victim is already traumatized. One report by the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council in Australia revealed that 70 percent of women who end up in psychiatric hospitals have been victims of some form of sexual abuse. [13]

CCHR has successfully worked to obtain laws that ensure psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and behavioral counselors are not above the law. Today, there are 32 criminal statutes in the U.S. that protect patients from therapist sexual assault. But CCHR International wants to see stronger penalties. The level of abuse also begs the question how such “well-trained” psychiatrists and psychologists, who know better than to sexually abuse patients, believe they have the license to violate this. It wants medical schools and colleges that may have taught such conduct, to equally share in the burden of legal responsibility.

CCHR encourages anyone who has knowledge of a psychiatrist, psychologist or psychotherapist sexually abusing patients to please report this in confidence to CCHR: For more information visit or call 727-442-8820.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969.

[1] “Jury awards 3 women $13.25M after sexual misconduct at a California psychiatric facility,” USA Today, 13 Aug. 2019,;
[2], citing: Gary C. Hankins et al, "Patient-Therapist Sexual Involvement: A Review of Clinical and Research Data," Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry Law, Vol. 22, No.1, 1994,
[4] “Doctor Sexual Assault Cases: Capable Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight for Justice,”
[5] “Female therapy worker, 29, sentenced to 8 years for raping autistic boy, 13, in his Gresham bedroom,” The Oregonian, 23 Apr. 2019,
[7] “ACLU demands immediate changes at Uptown psychiatric hospital amid child sexual abuse allegations,” Chicago Tribune, 2 Nov. 2018,
[9] Kenneth S. Pope, “Sex Between Therapists and Clients,” appeared in Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender (pages 955-962; vol. 2) edited by Judith Worell and published by Academic Press, October, 2001, 1264 pages, ISBN 0122272455,
[10] “Former Daytona Salvation Army counselor found guilty of coercing client into sex act,” The Dayton Beach News-Journal, 17 Jan. 2019,
[11], citing: Gary C. Hankins et al, "Patient-Therapist Sexual Involvement: A Review of Clinical and Research Data," Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry Law, Vol. 22, No.1, 1994,
[12] “Boundary Violations and Personality Traits among Psychiatrists” Paul E Garfinkel, MD, FRCPC; , R Michael Bagby, PhD, C Psych; EM Waring, MD, FRCPC; Barbara Dorian, MD, FRCPC (Can J Psychiatry 1997;42:758–763)
[13] “Sexual assault rife in psychiatric hospitals: report,” ABC News, 16 May 2013,

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
+1 (727) 422-8820
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Who Commits More Healthcare Fraud and Abuse? – ‘The Quiz’ – CCHR

Source: EIN Presswire

Joffrey Long, Hard Money Lending Expert Witness, Answers Questions About Foreclosures and Trustees Sales

Mortgage Expert Witness

Joffrey Long

Test Your Knowledge: 10 "Normal Questions" and 9 Difficult Ones

If you can answer 40% of these foreclosure questions, you’re ahead of most of the people in our industry.”

— Joffrey Long

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2019 / — “Non-judicial foreclosure” in California involves a notice of default, a notice of trustees sale, the trustees sale auction, and property going to one of the bidders or reverting back to the lender/beneficiary.

There's a lot more to foreclosures and trustees sales than just what I mentioned. If you can answer 40% of these foreclosure questions, you’re ahead of most of the people in our industry. The last 9 questions are a little more advanced – all the answers will be in my next article, tomorrow.

Confirm your knowledge:

Trustees Sale Bidding: The first trust deed on a property is foreclosing. The lender’s minimum bid including the loan balance, payments due, advances, and charges on their first loan is $310,000. There’s an existing second trust deed with a $60,000 unpaid balance and a 3rd trust deed with a balance of $100,000. The property sells at the trustees sale for $400,000. What happens to the money paid at the sale in excess of $310,000? Who receives it?
What if the same house with the same 1st, 2nd, and 3rd sold for $500,000? What would happen to the money?

Second trust Deed: A lender holds a $50,000 second trust deed on a property. There’s a first trust deed for $200,000 and the first trust deed begins a foreclosure. How can the holder of the second protect their interest?

Is there another way they can protect their interest?

Delinquent property tax: House was purchased in 2015 with 250,000 first loan. Property owner never paid property taxes. By 2019, $18,500 in delinquent property taxes are due. First trust deed forecloses. Total balance on the first at time of sale is $291,000 and the property sells at the auction for $360,000:

1- Do the property taxes get paid from the trustees sale proceeds?

2- Does the buyer get the property free of the unpaid property taxes?

IRS Lien: There’s a $310,000 first trust deed that’s been on the property for 5 years. 2 years ago, the owner got an IRS lien for $75,000. The first forecloses and the property goes to auction. It sells at the trustees sale for $500,000.

1- Is the IRS lien paid off from the trustees sale?

2- Is the IRS lien “wiped out”?

3- Does the new buyer take the property with an IRS lien attached to it?

Excess Proceeds: The total of the first trust deed lender’s loan, payments and other charges is $270,000. The first forecloses and at the sale, the property sells for $400,000. After the foreclosing first trust deed holder gets their $270,000, how is the remainder of the $400,000 distributed?

Trustees Sale: Who is the auctioneer at the trustee’s sale? Who announces the auction, the property address, the trustees sale number, the opening bid, and calls for additional bids, then announces the winning bidder?

The questions get harder…………

Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure: A lender holds a loan and is foreclosing. To avoid having a foreclosure on their record, the borrower is willing to sign the property over to the lender with a deed in lieu of foreclosure. If the borrower just deeds the house to the lender, they can both bypass the foreclosure process.
Should the lender accept the deed in lieu?

Why or why not?

Lender’s Bidding at the Trustees Sale: Sometimes you’ll hear that “there was a trustees sale but there were no bidders.” This is never correct. To schedule a trustees sale, a lender must always submit a minimum opening bid. There’s always at least one bid (the lender’s) at any trustees sale. Bidders OTHER THAN the lender are called “third party bidders.” It is often true that “there were no third-party bidders at the trustees sale and the lender’s bid was the only bid.”

Question: If a lender is foreclosing, what is the maximum amount of their opening bid?

Next question: Is there ever a reason why the lender should bid less than the maximum they’re allowed to bid?

Foreclosure 103: These questions are a little tougher yet………

Is Property Auctioned at the Trustees Sale Sold “As-Is?”

Are You Sure?

Judicial Foreclosure:

We’ve talked about non-judicial foreclosure – notice of default, notice of trustees sale, then an auction, the most common in California. It can take as little as about four months, costs are about 2% of the amount of the trust deed being foreclosed on. Judicial foreclosure is a “full-on” lawsuit and could take years. It could cost tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Question: Why would anyone do a judicial foreclosure?

What other reasons are there?

Could you start both a judicial and a non-judicial foreclosure at the same time?

How did you do?

Please watch for part 2, tomorrow. We'll discuss the answers.

Joffrey Long is the President of Southwest Bancorp, a hard money (private money) lender and loan servicer located in Los Angeles, CA. He also testifies in mortgage litigation matters as a hard money lending expert witness. He is a member of the Board of Directors and the Education Committee of the California Mortgage Association. ( He holds a Level I and Level II Trustees Sale Officer Designation from the United Trustees Association. ( He’s also the originator and sponsor of the Phillip M. Adleson Education Award, an annual award that recognizes individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to education in private money lending. Further information may be obtained, and Joffrey can be reached through or at

This article is for general purposes only. No action, decision, or opinion should be in any way based on any of its content. The concepts discussed in this article may be inappropriate or possibly incorrect in the context of the different circumstances or objectives of any party involved in real estate lending, loan servicing or trustees activities, bidding at trustees sales or any other activity mentioned, implied or in any way related to any content in this article. Joffrey Long is not an attorney and you should consult with qualified attorneys about any matter in this article, as many are legal in nature. Nothing in the article is meant as a standard of care, an accepted general practice, or the “correct way to do anything” in real estate lending, loan servicing, functioning as a trustee, or bidding at trustees sales.

Joffrey Long
Southwest Bancorp
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

9 Newly Updated eSignly Features That Will Create A Buzz To Your Business

eSignly logo


9 Newly Updated eSignly Features That Will Create A Buzz To Your Business

9 Newly Updated eSignly Features That Will Create A Buzz To Your Business

In this hyper-connected world, technological innovations especially, digital signatures have increasingly replaced the traditional ways of signing documents.

SAN JOSE, CA, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2019 / — In this hyper-connected world, technological innovations especially, digital signatures have increasingly replaced the traditional ways of authenticating and signing documents. For over a decade, federal law has identified the legality of digital signatures. eSignly- electronic signature app, after its successful launch as a progressive web app, has now updated its services with few new features to enhance the customer experience. With the new feature updates, tech-savvy customers can easily ensure the business operations done seamlessly while eSignly is setting up the next goals to bring more growth opportunities in the service industry.

Here’s how you can take control of your documents with eSingly’s latest features:

– Easy Management: Now, the final signed document comes only to the sender instead of all the signatories who have been involved in the signing process. Also, there is an option where a sender can decide who will receive a copy of all the signed documents after the completion.

– Option For A Switch On/Off The Audit Trail Page: To provide flexibility to eSignly users, there is now an option available to switch on/off the audit trail page whenever the documents are split for signature.

– No Need To Choose The Signature Every Time: Now, there is no need to choose your signature whenever it comes to signing a document. eSignly will save your signature, you just have to click when the document needs to be signed.

– Automatically Fetched Subject Name: A signer will receive the message same as the document name instead of receiving just a generic message “Please find the Signing Request”. The subject name will get fetched automatically from the document name.

– Option For Document Segregation: Now the receiver will get all the segregated documents instead of getting the final signed document. This will help signers to save their huge time for accessing multiple documents at the same time.

– Split Option For Multiple Documents: The new option has been updated in this electronic signature app to provide a split option when there is more than 1 document. This split function will keep the PDF file name same instead of different and separate names.

– Commenting Feature: The new commenting feature has been updated for the approver of that particular signing document. The approver can easily add comments and ask questions without declining or approving the document.
Easy To Remove Designation Details: It is possible to remove the details of the destination while uploading the documents for e-signatures.

– Flexibility In Document Settings: A feature for document setting has been added in the user profile that enables users to make necessary settings from their profile.

Concluding this, eSignly with all these remarkable features ensure the safety of your confidential data from any unauthorized access and withstand stringent independent verification.

About eSignly:
eSignly is a progressive web app that helps businesses to streamline their signing process while providing a great interface to its users all around the world. With such a reliable and free e signature software, businesses can benefit from the utmost security, higher speed and even data tenancy.

Paula Williams
+1 888-572-3991
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

Health Care Transformation Task Force Announces New Vice Chair and Executive Committee Members

The Task Force also announces Heritage Provider Network will be joining its membership.

It is imperative that we harness the Task Force's multi-sector consortium to develop and advance the policies and programs that will transition our health care system”

— Blair Childs, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Premier

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2019 / — The Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF or Task Force), a group of leading health care payers, providers, purchasers and patient organizations, today announced that Heritage Provider Network (HPN) will be joining its membership, in addition to changes in Executive Committee leadership.

Founded in 1979 and based in California, Heritage Provider Network (HPN) provides high quality, cost effective healthcare to over 1,000,000 individuals and is dedicated to quality, affordable health care, and putting patients’ wellness first. HPN is on the cutting edge of the accountable care models of healthcare delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. The network contracts with more than 16 health plans on a global risk basis, and brings more than 40 years of successful coordinated, managed care with over 4,000 primary care physicians and 30,000 specialists. To learn more, visit

The organization also named Blair Childs, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Premier, as the new Task Force Vice Chair. “Blair is a recognized industry leader on important value-based policy issues impacting hospitals and insurers,” said HCTTF Chair Fran Soistman, Executive Vice President of Government Services, Aetna, A CVS Health Company. “We are very fortunate to have Blair sharing his expertise and serving in this leadership role for the Task Force.”

At Premier, Blair leads the Advocacy, Communications, Safety and thought leadership units and serves on the executive team, and works closely with Congress, the White House, and other policymakers involved in health policy.

“I’m honored to serve as Vice Chair of the Task Force,” Childs said. “This is a critical time in health care. It is imperative that we harness the Task Force’s multi-sector consortium to develop and advance the policies and programs that will transition our health care system to one that rewards providers for high-quality, patient-centered and affordable care.”

The Task Force also announced three new Executive Committee members:
• Emily Brower, Senior Vice President of Clinical Integration and Physician Services at Trinity Health takes over former Trinity CEO and Task Force Founding Chair Richard Gilfillan’s position on the Task Force Executive Committee. In her role at Trinity Health, Emily provides leadership and strategic direction within the evolving accountable health care environment, with an emphasis on clinical integration and transformation under alternative payment models.
• Todd Van Tol, Senior Vice President of Health Care Value at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, also joins the Executive Committee. Van Tol is responsible for provider contracting and network management, medical and pharmacy managements, as well as wellness programs and product development across all lines of business for BCBS Michigan. Van Tol replaces Kevin Klobucar, former Executive Vice President of Health Care Value at BCBS Michigan who recently retired.
• Susan Sherry, Deputy Director of Community Catalyst joins the Executive Committee representing the consumer advocacy community. Susan provides strategic direction to nationally recognized federal, state, and local initiatives to expand health access, improve quality, and build community participation in health policy and health care systems. She has more than 35 years of experience working in health policy and consumer advocacy. Katie Martin, former Vice President for health policy and programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families, was previously in this role.

The new Executive Committee members join other continuing members: Fran Soistman (Chair), Executive Vice President, Government Services, Aetna, A CVS Health Company; Mary Beth Kuderik (Treasurer/Secretary), Chief Strategy and Financial, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust; Mai Pham, MD, Vice President of Provider Alignment Solutions, Anthem; Shelly Schlenker, Vice President of Public Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations, Dignity Health; Jim Sinkoff, Deputy Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Hudson River Health Care.

The Task Force thanks departing Executive Committee members Richard Gilfillan, Kevin Klobucar, and Katie Martin for their invaluable contributions to the mission of HCTTF and wishes them the best in their future endeavors.

For more information please visit:

Health Care Transformation Task Force is a unique collaboration of patients, payers, providers and purchasers working to lead a sweeping transformation of the health care system. By transitioning to value-based models that support the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs, the Task Force is committed to accelerating the transformation to value in health care. To learn more, visit WWW.HCTTF.ORG.

TASK FORCE MEMBERS: Aetna • agilon health • Aledade • American Academy of Family Physicians • Anthem, Inc. • ApolloMed • Archway Health • Ascension • Atrius Health • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina • Cambia Health Solutions • CareCentrix • ChenMed • Clarify • Cleveland Clinic • Community Catalyst • ConcertoHealth • Dignity Health • Encompass Health • Evolent Health • Families USA • Geisinger • Heritage Provider Network • HRHCare • Kaiser Permanente • Mark McClellan • Mental Health America • National Health Law Program • National Partnership for Women & Families • OSF HealthCare • Pacific Business Group on Health • Partners Healthcare • patientping • Premier • Remedy • SCL Health • Sentara Healthcare • Trinity Health • Tucson Medical Center • Washington State Health Care Authority • UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

Megan Zook
Health Care Transformation Task Force
+1 202-774-1578
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

First Performance Announces Participation in the 19th Annual CLAB2019 Financial Technology and Innovation Conference

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2019 / — First Performance, a global provider of digital-first payments technology, announced today that the company will participate in the 19th Annual CLAB2019 Financial Technology and Innovation Conference held September 4-6, 2019 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood Florida.

CLAB2019 is LATAM’s largest technology and innovation event featuring networking and learning platforms for the financial industry. The three-day event enables participants to hear from innovators through powerful keynote sessions, panel discussions, and intensive targeted breakouts covering the latest, most compelling, and relevant digital financial industry topics. The conference provides the tools needed to address new threats, adopt emerging technologies, and connect with industry leaders.

The global digital banking market is forecasted to reach $9 trillion dollars by 2024, with 8% annual growth. Consumers have many digital options and are demanding consistent, channel-optimized experiences with the utmost convenience. Partnering with First Performance enables banks and processors to meet the immediate and future demands of these consumers.

“We’ve been partnering with Latin American banks and processors, delivering the next-generation of card controls and digital engagement with great success," said Ben Psillas, First Performance Chief Executive Officer. “Today, there are more alliances and synergies between banks and fintechs, than competition. The conference enables us to showcase the platform’s newest digital capabilities that help to increase cardholder engagement, improve the user experience, and reduce costs. Visit First Performance at Booth #197 to view the power of our platform.”


About First Performance
First Performance is an enterprise software company developing the next generation of card controls and digital engagement as a turnkey white label solution for global processors and banks. Our API platform empowers cardholders to use, manage, and control their finances digitally, in real time. The platform integrates with institutions’ existing digital channels and works across all card portfolios.

About FIBA
Founded in 1979, the Florida International Bankers Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing international banking and financial services professionals throughout the world with high quality industry education and accreditation, unparalleled networking opportunities through premier industry events and conferences, and effective legislative advocacy at the state and federal levels.

The Federation of Latin American Banks is a non-profit entity founded by banking associations and other agencies from 19 Latin American countries in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1965, and it includes over 500 regional banks.

Mary Brandon
First Performance
+1 203-430-8000
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

PCI Group Recognized by Inc. 5000 Again, and Again and Again

PCI Group

PCI Group

Inc. 5000

Inc. 5000

For the third year in a row PCI Group has earned the distinction of being included in the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America listing.

Our relentless efforts to make improvements to our business have enabled us to provide customers with the highest accuracy rating (99.9999%) in the industry”

— Chris Kropac, President

FORT MILL, SC, USA, August 19, 2019 / — For the third year in a row, and the fourth time overall, PCI Group has earned the distinction of being included in the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America listing. Once again, PCI has shown that it is one of America’s best companies and an industry leader in transactional print and mail for those businesses that require ultra-secure and highly compliant communications.

Designed to recognize companies that show significant and sustained growth, the INC 5000 list considers 3-year growth figures for business from a variety of industries. For PCI Group, this recognition marks a consistent pattern of sustained growth for an established family owned company in its 49th year of business. A complete profile of the Inc. 5000 listing can be found at

“Our relentless efforts to make improvements to our business have enabled us to provide customers with the highest accuracy rating (99.9999%) in the industry”. — Chris Kropac, President, PCI Group

PCI’s business continues to thrive. To keep up with customer demand, the company expanded its operation at the end of 2017, opening a new 62,000 square foot production facility in the metro Dallas area. The new facility features state of the art security, high speed ink-jet production equipment and full integrity insertion. By adding this operation, PCI has increased its ability to serve the Fortune 1000 and extend its reach to serve customers in the central and western regions of the United States.

“It’s been another remarkable year, said Chris Kropac, PCI Group’s President. With the expansion of our operations in Dallas, winning two new long-term, multi-million-dollar outsourcing bids and the advancements we have made in adopting a Lean manufacturing environment, we have made great progress. The print and mail industry have gone through some tremendous transition over the past couple of decades, yet our business continues to thrive by innovating and focusing on our customer needs. Our relentless efforts to make improvements to our business have enabled us to provide customers with the highest accuracy rating (99.9999%) in the industry. And in our business, when even one mis-handled item can have serious consequences, accuracy is paramount. I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished.”

For PCI Group, finishing at 2545 in this year’s INC 5000 list continued its streak of earning industry and civic recognition. In addition to the recognition it has received from INC 5000 the past three years, PCI has also been recognized by the SC TOP 25 Fastest Growing Companies program; by Grant Thornton in its South Carolina 100 list, the Charlotte Business Journal Fast 50 companies list and has earned several other business and community awards.

For additional information about PCI GROUP: Contact Rodney Wallin at 803.578.7601 or email at

About PCI Group
PCI Group is a leading provider of mission critical communications for businesses where security of customer-centric data is paramount, precision and accuracy are crucial and compliance is a must.
As a family owned business since 1970, PCI Group has been providing customers fast, secure, and cost-effective printing and document delivery that is fully compliant with federal regulations including HIPAA, FISMA and SOC I & II and PCI DSS. PCI’s real-time, web-based, customer control center enables customers 24/7 access to updated information and tracking reports about their communications at any point from pre-production through delivery.
For close to 50 years, PCI Group has been the company customers can rely on to handle every detail—time after time. For more information about PCI Group, please visit us online at

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit

Rodney Wallin
PCI Group, Inc.
+1 803-578-7700
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

How Seniors Can Lower Monthly Expenses by Selling Their Life Insurance Policies

Harbor Life Settlements streamlines the life settlement process so seniors can get out from under high life insurance premiums.

AUSTIN, TX, USA, August 19, 2019 / — How Seniors Can Lower Monthly Expenses by Selling Their Life Insurance Policies

Harbor Life Settlements streamlines the life settlement process so seniors can get out from under high life insurance premiums.

Seniors Burdened with High Life Insurance Premiums
Retirement should be a time for people to enjoy the fruits of their labors. Instead, it can be a time fraught with stress and worry for some seniors. The main reason: high monthly expenses, due in part, to sharply rising life insurance premiums.

Seniors may have saved diligently over the years, and between that, Social Security, and a retirement fund, thought there was enough money to cover any necessary expenses. Aside from the high cost of living, some seniors are dealing simultaneously with higher life insurance premiums, and the need to pay for medical and long-term care. This convergence of financial responsibilities can put a crushing burden on their shoulders. They are then faced with a difficult decision: something will have to be cut, to keep costs down. Often letting their life insurance policy lapse is the choice that's made.

Life Insurance Policies are Assets That Can Be Sold for Cash
Harbor Life Settlements wants all seniors to know that life insurance policies are assets: these assets can be sold; thereby, removing the obligation to continue to pay premiums. Seniors can then receive a one-time cash payment upon completion of the insurance policy sale. These proceeds can be used for any reason.

Streamlining the Life Settlement Process
Obtaining a life settlement can be difficult for seniors who handle it on their own. Harbor Life Settlements offers extensive experience in the industry and understanding of the issues that seniors face. It can streamline the life settlement process so policyholders can receive their cash payment more quickly than they could themselves, or via other settlement solutions.

Harbor Life Settlements follows these 7 steps that lead to a one-time cash payment for seniors who wish to sell their life insurance policies.

Step 1: Harbor Life reviews all the documents & details – the goal is to present the policy in the best light possible, to maximize its value.
Step 2: Harbor Life’s experts will obtain any necessary medical records. There’s no need to see a doctor.
Step 3: After collecting the medical information, Harbor Life will review the policy again, so it can accurately present the policy’s value to potential partner brokers.
Step 4: Harbor Life will analyze life expectancy information so it gets an accurate judgement on this important part of the process.
Step 5: Steps 1-4 culminate in this step; where Harbor Life puts together all of the data it has collected and adjusts its strategy to ensure it has maximized the value of the policy.
Step 6: Harbor Life presents the policy to its partner brokers, who negotiate with potential buyers to drive the price of the policy up; with the goal to obtain the best cash offer for the policyholder.
Step 7: Once the life settlement transaction process has been completed, Harbor Life will receive the cash offers from its partner brokers. If an individual chooses to go through with the sale of a life insurance policy, there will be documents to sign via the provider or broker. The buyer receives these documents and then will move the sale proceeds into escrow. Then the transfer of ownership takes place, and the former policyholder will receive the cash payment.

All of these steps could take months for seniors to complete on their own, with no assurance that viable cash offers would be made for their policy. With Harbor Life Settlements’ experience working with partner brokers, the life settlement timetable can be substantially reduced; allowing seniors to access cash offers more quickly than with other solutions; often in just a few weeks. There’s no obligation to sell.

End High Premiums & Receive a Lump Sum Cash Payment
Policyholders can have Harbor Life go through the life settlement process, and even if there’s no desire to sell, people can learn what their policy is worth in cash. Then, with that information in hand, they may wish to sell now, later, or not at all. The choice is entirely up to them. Should they choose to sell, they can use the one-time, lump sum cash payment to help fund retirement, long-term care or other needs. They will also be able to get out from under high life insurance policy premiums, since they will no longer own the policy.

Seniors can use their life insurance policy to help them live better today. To learn more about life settlements, viatical settlements and how to find out the value of a life insurance policy in cash, contact Harbor Life Settlements.

Contact Harbor Life Settlements
Jessi Grogan
(800) 694-0006
+1 (800) 694-0006

About Harbor Life Settlements
Harbor Life Settlements has over 30 years of experience in the industry, gaining them a reputation as a trusted source for those looking to sell their insurance policy for cash. Their qualified agents understand the complexities of the industry and are ready to consult with policyholders about any questions they may have. Visit their website for a free estimate or to learn more about the various services they provide, including life insurance policy valuations, viatical settlements, and life settlements.

Jessi Grogan
Harbor Life Settlements
+1 (800) 694-0006
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Unishost Unveils A Cutting – Edge Marketplace, Incorporated with The Latest Laser Targeting Digital Marketing Technology

Unishost Ltd


Website Design and Development Services

Website: – Promo Code: PRUNISHOST19

Website Design and Development Services

Mr. Hari Bhuva CEO Pioneer & Founder of Unishost Ltd

USA, August 18, 2019 / — According to statistica, which surveyed just over 1,000 workforce hiring decision-makers, 56% of managers or solo-professionals reported turning to freelancers or organizations to scale up quickly for a new project. This made increasing project needs the most common cause given for bringing on freelance talent or creative organizations—ahead of leveraging skills unavailable in-house (49%), filling staffing shortages (49%), and saving money (36%).

Scaling projects quickly isn’t just about man-hours. It’s about finding the right talent or organizations that understand how to work efficiently and effectively within the parameters of a given project. That might mean bringing on a team of contractors to work short-term or long-time until the project is completed. It might also mean engaging independent professionals or strong background organizations who have honed their ability to manage projects like the one you’re considering through their efforts in past roles.

However, hiring the right freelancer or an employee remotely had been a tough call for most clients and organizations, as they struggle through scanning or interviewing different remote workers. There are situations where several types of workers could be appropriate; selecting between them comes down to a judgment call regarding a client’s needs or organization’s needs and resources. In view of this, selecting the right remote workers have increasingly become a great setback for potential clients and organizations.

The emergence of “Unishost” with its cutting-edge marketplace, carefully vetted, professionals could be the solution that all solo-professionals, organizations around the globe requires to solve their unending needs. Their process looks quite seamless and user-friendly, there isn’t any need to undergo any screening or interview on any professionals. Their professionals are a bunch of savvies with more than two decades of experience, as well as found to have the best expertise in different niches and have all gone through the rigorous background verification process, screening process to enable them to collaborate effectively with different clients or organizations without any hassle.

Unishost is a full-service administrative company. This company offers a wide range of services ranging from custom digital solutions- Web & Mobile App Development, to SEO, Content & Digital Marketing, Voice-Over talent, Graphic Designers and everything else you need for your business to succeed under one umbrella and also deploying all types of digital technology with a laser, targeting your prospects and clients thereby improving your returns on investment (ROI) at all times no matter your industry. Their headquarter is based in the UK, England.

Unishost understand that “Starting a new business could be a little frightening,” likewise "staying on top" if you are an existing business. Additionally, Unishost also considers the increasing demand for various custom software solutions on so many products. They were inspired and motivated based on the challenges been faced by different clients or organization around the globe- This brings about the creation of this amazing platform named UNISHOST, with the aim to make businesses soar higher, thereby bringing about an exciting opportunity for solo-professionals and organizations – The interesting part is that, they offer 25% OFF on any purchase when you enter their discount PROMO CODE;- PRUNISHOST19

Mr. Hari Bhuva is the Pioneer and Founder of Unishost LTD, Leader of Commerce with many years of experience in areas of system development. He provides effective teaching and mentoring program to SME’s and the general public to engage a better understanding of Online Trading, Digital Marketing, etc. Based on the interview with Hari Bhuva – It was discovered that UNISHOST has gained the trust of over 2,000 businesses across the globe. So, relying on them to accomplish your work the right way and within the given timeframe is very feasible and 100% guaranteed.

Unishost topmost priority is primarily focused on clients’ needs in whatever industry. They are armed with a talented team; They utilize the latest technology that in turn guarantees result-driven solutions which help businesses distinguish their identities in the crowd. Being a client-centric company, they offer premium quality services with friendly hiring packages that would fit in within any budgets along with lifetime support, their aim is to build a long-lasting relationship with their clients.

No matter how big or small and complex any IT projects assigned to this company, they seem to be competent enough to deliver an impeccable outcome within the given timeframe, which in turn aid you towards achieving your goal

They Seem To Be Changing The Game In The Outsourcing World.
Should you know why?

• They offer Effective and Efficient Web Hosting Service.

• They offer compound Software Development (Mobile And Web; Andriod App, Ios App, Hybrid App, React App, Games App, Amp Apps, AR/VR.).

• They have the best professionals handling projects in different niches, along with software developers/gurus from India and around the world; PHP, Open Source – WordPress, Magneto, Drupal; Mobile Apps.

• They are competent in handling projects coming from Microsoft – Share point, Dotnet; others – Shopify, Ruby on Rails, Python, Java, NodeJs and Front-End Development as a whole.

• They are equipped with full-stack Digital Marketing professionals.

With all being said, there are tons of reasons why you should work with UNISHOST; some includes Data Security, Lifetime Support, On-Time Delivery, Transparency, Top Quality, Money Back Guaranteed and lots more.

• Do you have a pending project and you don’t know the right channel?

• Are you tired of searching for a specific freelancer for a particular niche project?

• Do you have an idea and you require an expert to guide you through the process of starting up your new business?


UnisHost is here to make a difference to Cross-border Platform with its Powerful Sustainable Resources!

We are always where you want us to be; at your side strategizing the next growth pattern for your company, this is why our online chat support was built along with our instant ticket support system.


For more information, kindly visit ( or connect with us on WhatsApp via this link Unishost-Tech-Support

Sam Oakes
+44 20 3608 0033
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire