Next Century Spirits & Lonerider Brewing Company begin large-scale production and distribution of hand sanitizer

NCS & Lonerider Brewing Co.join forces against the spread of COVID-19 by producing industrial scale quantities of hand sanitizer for local communities & beyond.

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Local advanced technology and spirits company, Next Century Spirits, is producing and distributing disinfectant hand sanitizer made from alcohol distilled on-premise in Durham, NC. Next Century is partnering with Lonerider Brewing Company to primarily supply the demand for local hospitals, medical facilities, law enforcement, first responders and military organizations.

To support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Next Century Spirits will produce approximately 5,000 gallons of hospital grade sanitizer to support primarily hospitals, medical facilities, EMT’s and military personnel during this unprecedented health crisis. The product will also be made available to small businesses and consumers to keep their workers and families safe from the virus. “We are equipped with ingredients needed to make traditional sanitizers and want to help those on the front lines combating this pandemic as supply runs low in medical facilities,” said Scott Bolin, CEO of Next Century Spirits. “In lieu of making spirits, which is our primary product, we are making sanitizer to first keep our community healthy and also continue to employ those who support our distribution and production during this time of uncertainty where innovation is paramount.”

The Next Century Spirits formulation is a rinse-free and hospital-grade disinfectant sanitizer that kills 99.99% of harmful bacteria on hands and multi-surface areas. The sanitizer is being sold at a highly discounted rate to support facilities protecting local communities. Next Century Spirits is a local startup founded by entrepreneurs and technology born out of NC State University, together with Lonerider Brewing Company and other Durham distilleries, they will continue to produce enough sanitizer to meet the immediate demand, while keeping staff employed to serve the community’s medical and first responders, until the crisis subsides.

To place an order for pick-up, please call 919-324-1932 or email sales@nextcenturyspirits.com.
If you have trouble getting in touch, complete the following contact form: https://nextcenturyspirits.com/contact-us/.

About Next Century Spirits

Next Century Spirits blends traditional distilling techniques with advanced and unique finishing technologies to create enhanced spirits. Our patented processing technology allows traditional distillers to expand their repertoire of achievable flavors and aromas. The technology allows for tight control over the production process, maintaining consistency and high-quality resulting in the ability to create bold, complex flavor profiles for spirits used in everything from craft brands to large, bulk blends. Our creations have been recognized internationally at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, New York International Spirits Competition, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Pr%f Awards, and most recently won gold for Consumer’s Choice and an Innovation award at the Sip Awards.

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Los Angeles’s Leading Realtor Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Welcomes Team Leader Bob Cowan

Bob Cowan is the latest member of the high-powered Your Home Sold Guaranteed, serving as the enthusiastic Area Team Leader of Redland, California and surrounding cities.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Congratulations to Bob Cowan for joining The Real Estate Office of The Future,”

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty leads the way in Los Angeles-area, buying and selling home following a very distinct system created by its visionary founder Rudy Lira Kusuma. A big part of the office’s ever-expanding success is through building a first-class team of highly motivated professionals.

The office covers both residential and commercial properties in the greater Los Angeles-area, of all kinds. Many are listed on their official website with more being added all of the time, and some not featured but can be referred by the deeply experienced team.

For more information be sure to visit www.YourHomeSoldGuaranteedInc.com.

Company Vision: "To Be the Best Place to Work, Buy and Sell Real Estate in California!"
Our Core Purpose

To Help You Achieve Your Hearts Desire!
GO SERVE BIG!!!

Our Core Commitment
Through a commitment to Second Mile Service, Empowering and Inspiring Others, Being Results Driven, Valuing Relationships by Expressing Gratitude, and Embracing Continual Improvement, our company will endeavor to be the best place to work for our team members, the best place to buy and sell real estate for our clients, be the best stewards for our shareholders, and give our best to our community.

Our Operating Values
* Second mile service: Go Serve Big!!!
* Empower and Inspire Others
* Results Driven
* Value Relationships by Expressing Gratitude
* Embrace Continuous improvement

Second Mile Service
Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. (Matthew 5:41)

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Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices Celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

Staff at Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day

Staff at Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day begins with gratitude.”

— Dr. Joshua Weinstein, founder and CEO of Shema Kolainu

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today is internationally recognized as World Autism Awareness Day, which is part of Autism Awareness Month. Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices (SKHOV) was honored to join families, communities, and organizations nationwide and around the world in promoting autism awareness as well as understanding, empathy, and inclusion of those on the autism spectrum.

“All the psychological studies have shown that people who show gratitude to other people are happier people,” said founder and CEO of SKHOV, Dr. Joshua Weinstein. “World Autism Awareness Day begins with gratitude.”

SKHOV, a nonprofit NYC-based school and center, has been serving the autism community in all five NYC boroughs for more than two decades. The school remains committed to ensuring that children with autism receive the love and care they need to achieve their full potential during this difficult time.

In an effort to continue their work, SKHOV quickly transitioned its curriculum to reach students at home using Zoom as an education portal. “Even though we are far apart from each other, in heart, mind, and soul, we are all together,” said Dr. Weinstein.

Autism Awareness Month represents an opportunity to make a difference by showing kindness and understanding towards people with autism in our own respective communities. SKHOV looks forward to working with the community to create a kinder and more inclusive society for everyone.

Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices founded by Dr. Joshua Weinstein, offers a broad spectrum of evidence-based education and therapeutic programs to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, (ASD) and related disabilities in a warm and nurturing environment. A nonpublic, nonprofit, multi-cultural school, we provide quality treatment, education, professional training and mentoring.

Joshua Santos
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Dental industry devastated by the economic impact of COVID-19

Sikka Software, today announced the launch of a new website and heat map detailing the economic impact of the Coronavirus on the dental industry.

SANTA CLARA, CA, USA, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sikka Software, a market leader in advancing retail and dental healthcare connectivity, today announced the launch of a new website and heat map detailing the economic impact of the Coronavirus on the dental industry. The repercussions of the Coronavirus on travel, restaurants, transportation, and retail have been widely discussed in the media, but the devastating impact to the $140B dental industry, employing over 150,000 workers in the US, has not yet been quantified. New data from Sikka Software, compiled from over 9,000 opt-in dental practices, shows that average patient visits declined by 81% the week of March 22rd versus the week of March 8th. The impact to dental production is even more dramatic, with the average dental practice down 83% over the last two weeks. To illustrate this impact, an average California dental practice produced just over $31,000 and saw an average of 88 patients during the week of March 8th. Last week, those averages dropped to under $6,000 and only 18 patients. Individual Practitioners have been hit harder than Dental Service Organizations (DSO), as DSOs are more likely to have emergency equipment, appropriate PPE, and are more likely to be engaged in teledentistry, all of which enable them to remain partially operationally during this crisis.

“While dental practices can benefit from some aspects of the CARES Act, including expanded SBA loans, due to the nature of the business there is a high risk of transmitting COVID-19. As a result, all non-emergency procedures and many dental offices have had to close.” said Vijay Sikka, Founder and CEO of Sikka Software. “The industry needs relief from State and Federal Governments to survive, and it doesn’t have the financial support being provided (and rightly so) to the medical industry.”

"Covid-19 related shelter in place orders have brought our business to a halt. As healthcare providers, we are heartbroken when our patients call us requesting dental treatment and, with the lack of PPE, we are not able to see them or treat them," according to San Jose-based dentist. "Our team appreciates this information from Sikka Software and we are anxiously looking forward to when we can start seeing patients again. I know our patients are as well."

Sikka Software is continuing to track the impact on dentist practices and dental productivity on a weekly basis, and has started an outreach to dentists on how to best deal with the crisis. Sikka Software has also developed a new website and interactive heat map with State-by-State analysis. This analysis, together with a list of available resources, is located at https://sikkasoft.com/COVID-19

About Sikka Software

Sikka Software is helping to rethink the retail healthcare market using a single API cloud platform with Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics. Focusing on non-physician practices in dentistry, audiology, veterinary, optometry, chiropractic, orthodontic and oral surgery etc., Sikka Software now has over 34,000 practice installations on its platform. These are businesses where the primary skilled workers are also the owners who need tools to digitize their practices and help them make more real-time, optimized decisions. Sikka Software API and cloud platform connect to 90% of the retail healthcare market including practice management systems and financial software. For more information, please visit https://sikkasoft.com.

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Safe Meal Prep and Storage During Coronavirus:

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STOP Foodborne Illness CEO urges consumers now more than ever to be vigilant with food preparation and storage!

CHICAGO, IL, USA, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With the media encouraging consumers to stock up on food and supplies and prepare food at home during the coronavirus pandemic, food safety is paramount. Mitzi Baum is the CEO of STOP Foodborne Illness, the only national public health organization whose mission is to support and engage people directly impacted by foodborne illness and mobilize them to help prevent illness and death by driving change through advocacy, collaboration and innovation.

Comments Ms. Baum, "Older adults, pregnant moms, babies and small children, and immune-compromised individuals are at greater risk to contract a foodborne illness from improperly prepared or stored foods. In reality, we are all susceptible to the dangerous foodborne illnesses that nationally cause 3,000 to die each year with another 128,000 hospitalized, many of whom continue to suffer from ongoing consequences including heart disease, diabetes, gastro issues, and stress disorders. The very first advice we petition all to practice is that of thoroughly washing one’s hands before, during, and after food preparation with warm water and soap.”

STOP Foodborne Illness, a national, nonprofit, public health organization dedicated to preventing illness and death from foodborne pathogens, offers concerned consumers tips for reducing the risk of foodborne illness during this chaotic time. Here are four reminders to help you prevent foodborne illness in your home.

1.) Store foods at safe temperatures. When coming home from a frantic trip to the grocery store, it is easy to forget which foods need to be refrigerated, which need to stay frozen, and which should be stored in a dry, cool place. Check the packaging on your purchased items before stowing them away. Bacteria thrives in the danger zone, which is between 40° F – 140° F. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, we must “always keep meat, poultry, fish, and eggs refrigerated at or below 40 °F and frozen food at or below 0 °F.” Frozen foods left out on the counter will thaw. If left out for more than 2 hours, they must be discarded. For more detailed USDA food storage standards, visit: Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

2.) Prepare foods, especially meat, safely. Once you know you’ve properly stored all of your groceries, you can begin to work on safe food preparation. The USDA does not recommend washing meat, poultry, or eggs. While the intention may be to wash off any harmful pathogens, the reality is that water splashed from these foods will contaminate kitchen surfaces, or worse, other food. Your hands, however, should be thoroughly washed. Before, during, and after preparation, sing the ABC’s (for 20 seconds) while using soap and water to scrub those five-fingered germ carriers clean!

SAFE INTERNAL TEMPERATURE FOR MEATS AND POULTRY
MEAT / POULTRY TEMPERATURE*
Poultry – Whole and Ground 165 °F in thigh, wing, and breast
Burgers and ground meat 160 °F
Whole cuts of beef, pork, other meats 145 °F (rest for 3 minutes before serving)
Fish and Seafood 145 °F

*Color and aroma are not indicators of safely cooked food. The only way to ensure your meat, poultry, and eggs are safely cooked is to use a meat thermometer. For tips on purchasing a food thermometer, visit www.stopfoodborneillness.org

3.) Keep your kitchen space uncrowded and clean. Keeping your kitchen clean may seem like an impossible task, especially with kids running around your ankles and groceries up to your ears. However, a clean prep space is vital to safe food preparation. Step up your campaign against germs by cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting with every use of the kitchen. Regularly replace sponges and dish towels, or clean them with hot water. Sanitize all kitchen surfaces that hands may touch, including countertops, sink faucets and knobs, sink drains, and cutting boards. Above all, keep your hands clean! Wash your hands throughout preparation, and especially right before you eat. For more thorough guidelines on cleaning your kitchen, reference Quick Facts: Clean, Sanitize, & Disinfect.

4.) Prepare and eat leftovers in a timely manner. Everyone loves leftovers. Lunch or even tomorrow’s dinner just became that much easier. If leftovers are properly sealed away within 2 hours of being out at room temperature, they can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. If you anticipate that there will be more than 4 days between meals, pack your leftovers away in airtight containers and place them in the freezer.

In summary, be careful how you store your food, prepare your food, maintain your cooking spaces, and approach leftover meals. The coronavirus pandemic has many consumers afraid for their families, friends, and own personal well-being. Stop Foodborne Illness claims no cure for this particular condition; however, we are optimistic that certain preventative measures can be taken to counteract foodborne illness during this sensitive time.

For more food safety tips please visit www.stopfoodborneillness.org/awareness. If you think you have been sickened from food, reference our page, Do I Have Foodborne Illness? and contact your local health professional.

Based in Chicago, STOP Foodborne Illness (NFP) is the only national nonprofit public health organization whose mission is to support and engage people directly impacted by foodborne illness and mobilize them to help prevent illness and death by driving change through advocacy, collaboration and innovation. For more information: https://stopfoodborneillness.org.

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Recruiting for Good Re-Launches Save US Jobs to Help Hire Part-Time Remote Employees

We are Using Recruiting for Good to Make a Lasting Difference

We are Using Recruiting for Good to Make a Lasting Difference

Since 1998 Helping Companies Find Talented Professionals and Now Generating Proceeds to Feed LA www.RecruitingforGood.com

Since 1998 Helping Companies Find Talented Professionals and Now Generating Proceeds to Feed LA www.RecruitingforGood.com

www.SaveUSJobs.org Sponsored By Recruiting for Good

www.SaveUSJobs.org Sponsored By Recruiting for Good

1st Friday of every month, Recruiting for Good is helping employers find talented professionals to hire part-time remote; 'Pay what you think service is worth.'

Join Us to Help Save US Jobs.”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recruiting for Good (R4G) is a purpose driven staffing company helping Save US Jobs by providing LA companies cost saving services to hire part-time remote professionals.

First Friday of every month (starting on April 3, 2020), LA companies can send open jobs. The staffing agency will work on, 'Pay what you think our service is worth…basis.'

According to Carlos Cymerman, Founder Fun+Advocate Recruiting for Good, "In 2010, we launched Save US Jobs to help America get back to work….we decided to do it again. If you love to help hire Americans (US Citizen, US Resident, or EAD) email us your open jobs today. Hire social media, marketing, and administrative professionals locally, part-time, and remotely."

How Companies Start Today

Companies participate by emailing (any part-time remote job 20 hours or less) to Jobs(at)SaveUSJobs(dot)org 1st Friday of every month, starting on April 3rd, 2020.

Recruiting for Good will help companies find talented employees and send resumes for part-time remote jobs (up to 20 hours a week).

After hire complete, company will "Pay what you think our service is worth;" to Recruiting for Good.

Carlos Cymerman, "Want to make a lasting difference? Hire local moms, dads, recent graduates, and grandmas too….because they will certainly appreciate being employed…and will do the job right and on-time."

About

Since 1998, Recruiting for Good www.RecruitingforGood.com a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica has been helping companies find talented professionals in Accounting/Finance, Engineering, and Information Technology. And now is generating proceeds to fund cause Love to Feed LA www.LovetoFeedLA.com (ER Doctors, Nurses, and Teachers Too).

The First Friday of Every Month, We Help Save US Jobs (sponsored by Recruiting for Good). Help LA companies find and employ part-time remote professionals (20 hours or less); 'Pay What You Think Our Service is Worth,' after successful hire. to learn more visit www.SaveUSJobs.org

Since 2017, Recruiting for Good has been sponsoring community service, 'Our Moms Work,' cost free career mentoring service. Can't talk to your boss, HR, or significant other about work…contact us today, we're great listeners to learn more visit www.OurMomsWork.org

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Sopheon Helps Businesses Respond to COVID-19 Disruptions

New Accolade® Disruption Response Toolkit allows companies to re-focus their business and re-balance investments based on external impacts of the pandemic

When I saw this new [Disaster Response] toolkit, I realized that we simply hadn’t considered the impacts of the disruption in this way. It gave me a fresh perspective.”

— Heidi Akkerman, Hormel Foods

MINNEAPOLIS, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sopheon, a global leader in enterprise innovation management solutions, today releases the Accolade Disruption Response Toolkit to view, assess and analyze risks and opportunities based on impacts to consumer demand and available production capacity, supply chains, distribution networks, workforce, and capital. Product and project portfolios can quickly and easily be assessed, recommendations for actions collected, and multiple scenarios then presented for informed executive decision making.

“When I saw this new toolkit, I realized that we simply hadn’t considered the impacts of the disruption in this way,” said Heidi Akkerman, senior innovation manager at Hormel Foods. “It gave me a fresh perspective on how we could be looking at this.”

The Accolade software is a decision-support platform that has been successfully aiding companies like PepsiCo, Honeywell, P&G and BASF in the development of winning new products, business transformation and continual improvement in a market consistently disrupted by digitalization.

“Sopheon’s Accolade assists business in managing digital transformation and disruption,” stated Andrew Darley, director of research at finnCap, in a recent company note from the financial advisor and brokerage firm.* “While the current crisis is a black swan, constant and rapidly evolving disruption is a feature of modern business, where Accolade helps structure and measure constructive strategic response.”

To learn more about how Sopheon and its flagship decision-support platform, Accolade, are transforming enterprise innovation, visit our website at www.sopheon.com.

Sopheon will be hosting a candid, live conversation with a panel of innovation experts including Innovation Leader CEO and Co-Founder Scott Kirsner and Hain Celestial Group SVP R&D Jeff George on the topic “Crisis Response – Innovation Leaders Share.”

The panel will discuss:
• The biggest challenge facing the business now that virtual workforces are in place
• How they are prioritizing business activities
• Approaches and processes they are adopting to operate in today’s environment
• The tools they are using to work remotely and collaborate cross-functionally
• How they are planning for the next six to 12 months and into the future

Find out more and register for the online session here.

* The full company note can be accessed via the finnCap Research Portal

ABOUT SOPHEON
Sopheon partners with customers to provide complete Enterprise Innovation Performance solutions including patented software, expertise and best practices to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle, including strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 250 customers with more than 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.sopheon.com.

Sopheon and Accolade are trademarks of Sopheon plc.

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Are we able to profit from the current uncertain times?

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Perfect Options believes that we can still profit from these uncertain times!

We are asking clients to please be patient while being white listed until further notice. We are ensuring you have the best Spot Trading and mining experience with professional traders.”

— Egil Larsen

LA, CALIFORNIA, USA, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As Perfect-Options surpasses another milestone in its clientele intake, they have solely decided to white list clients due to not having enough professional traders to provide services to clients. Furthermore, white listed clients have availability to view all active clients and track their trading experience.

As the domain is recent, so is their online presence which has in return brought mass appeal towards the trading and mining company. After a thorough viewing of Perfect-Options and the packages they avail, I am pleasantly impressed with the Spot Trading and Mining hybrid model package. However, the option to do exclusive Spot Trading or Mining is also available to active clientele.

The “Perfect Pro” package is undeniably the most successful package that spot trades 12 times a day, bringing daily income between 12% to 15% a day. The currencies available for investment are BTC and ETH which makes investing very accessible.

Perfect-Options CEO Egil Larson spoke out about the companies newly decision to white list clients stating: “We are asking clients to please be patient while being white listed until further notice. We are ensuring you have the best Spot Trading and mining experience with professional traders.”

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GVNG and CharityBids Launch Virtual Celebrity Auction on Charitybuzz to Help Hospitals & Medical Staff Battle Covid-19

GVNG and CharityBids announced a major celebrity campaign, partnering with Charitybuzz, to raise funds for critically needed medical supplies for hospitals around America.

GVNG and CharityBids announced a major celebrity campaign, partnering with Charitybuzz, to raise funds for critically needed medical supplies for hospitals around America.

Celebrities who donated priceless opportunities for the auction campaign include David Blaine, Naomi Campbell, Jeremy Piven, Ne-Yo, Big Boi (OutKast), Val Kilmer, Katharine McPhee, George Lopez, Kenan Thompson, David Foster, Kristin Chenoweth, and many  more.

Celebrities who donated priceless opportunities for the auction campaign include David Blaine, Naomi Campbell, Jeremy Piven, Ne-Yo, Big Boi (OutKast), Val Kilmer, Katharine McPhee, George Lopez, Kenan Thompson, David Foster, Kristin Chenoweth, and many more.

GVNG.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to unleash the world’s capacity for good by making philanthropy accessible to all.

GVNG.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to unleash the world’s capacity for good by making philanthropy accessible to all.

CharityBids helps nonprofits increase revenue & build awareness through its over 200 different charity auction items of exclusive & priceless experiences.

CharityBids helps nonprofits increase revenue & build awareness through its over 200 different charity auction items of exclusive & priceless experiences.

The mission for End COVID-19 is to help fund emergency medical resources and supplies for Coronavirus victims and medical workers including N95 Masks, Medical Masks, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Respirators, and more.

The mission for End COVID-19 is to help fund emergency medical resources and supplies for Coronavirus victims and medical workers including N95 Masks, Medical Masks, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Respirators, and more.

Priceless Opportunities from David Blaine, Naomi Campbell, Ne-Yo, George Lopez, and more are being auctioned to raise money for front-line doctors and nurses.

I couldn’t believe this was happening in America and I don’t think people understand how bad the situation is at our hospitals, so I decided to do something with my network, resources, and company.”

— Dominic Kalms, CEO of GVNG

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — GVNG and CharityBids announced a major celebrity campaign, partnering with Charitybuzz, to raise funds for critically needed medical supplies for hospitals around America. GVNG and CharityBids are auctioning off virtual experiences with celebrities, with funds going to EndCovid-19.org, a nonprofit project powered by GVNG, which is purchasing emergency medical equipment for hospitals. The campaign is live at http://ow.ly/CZfu50z2Psc with the first part of the auction ending on Friday, April 3, 2020.  
 
Celebrities who donated priceless opportunities for the auction campaign include David Blaine, Naomi Campbell, Jeremy Piven, Ne-Yo, Big Boi (OutKast), Val Kilmer, Katharine McPhee, George Lopez, Kenan Thompson, Christopher Mintz Platz, David Foster, Kristin Chenoweth, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mario Lopez, Pia Toscano, Lior Suchard, JaRule, Lolo Jones, Paul Greene, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Gloria Estefan, Oona Chaplin, Elon Gold, Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna and many more.
 
The team behind the campaign is headed up by Dominic Kalms, CEO of GVNG, alongside the CEO of CharityBids, Israel Schachter. 
 
Kalms co-founded the campaign after he received calls from doctors battling the COVID-19 virus, complaining about the dangerous conditions at hospitals, and the lack of medical equipment. Together Kalms and Israel reached out to their celebrity friends to get the campaign live, which is already generating tens of thousands of dollars in bids.
 
Kalms stated, “I couldn’t believe this was happening in America and I don’t think people understand how bad the situation is at our hospitals, so I decided to do something with my network, resources, and company. Now we have distributed our first grant to purchase Surgical Masks, KN95 Masks, Safety Goggles, Face Shields, and Medical Gowns for a large hospital in Washington State. We are already making an impact on the ground and helping doctors, nurses, and medical professionals across our country, and that is what I set out to do.”
 
Israel went on to say, “Everyone is sitting at home feeling helpless. Everyone would like to help. I figured this would be the best time to reach out to celebrity friends to ask for their support in this campaign. We are all in this together and must be there for the dedicated frontline doctors and nurses. I hope to continue adding more and more celebrities over the coming weeks so that we reach hospitals across the country.”
 
Charitybuzz President Ben Erwin adds, “The rapid, strategic response of EndCovid-19 and its coalition of partners is impressive and underscores why we exist as a digital auction platform for nonprofits. We’re grateful to be able to play a small role in helping so many generous individuals leverage their time for a vital cause.”
 
In addition to the celebrity auction, #FtheVirus bracelets are for sale at www.FtheVirus.org, where 100% of the profits are going to the same nonprofit EndCovid-19.org. Supporters are posting images of themselves on Instagram and Twitter wearing the bracelets with hash-tag #FtheVirus and tagging @FtheVirus as well. The campaign is sweeping across the country fast.  
 
For media inquiries, interviews, and appearance requests, please contact Kelly Bennett of Bennett Unlimited PR (949) 463-6383 or kelly@bpunlimited.com.

About GVNG: GVNG is the first and only technology platform in the world that enables individuals and companies to start and run a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit project instantly. GVNG is democratizing philanthropy by making it accessible to all people. The company was started in 2016 by Dominic Kalms and is considered one of the leading new FinTech companies in the United States. GVNG has already powered the nonprofits for thousands of celebrities, brands, corporations, and everyday people across the world, with millions of philanthropic dollars raised through the platform. Visit www.gvng.com to learn more. 
 
About CharityBids: CharityBids helps nonprofits impress donors, increase revenues, and build mission awareness by providing them with exclusive trips and experiences on a no-risk, consignment basis, for use in their auctions. CharityBids offers a wide variety of over 250 unique and highly sought-after tours and experiences to over 4,000 charities each year. 
 
About Charitybuzz: Charitybuzz is the leading online charity auction platform, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences and incredible luxury packages to its community of hundreds of thousands of high-net-worth bidders globally while raising funds for charitable causes. Charitybuzz auctions feature exclusive access to some of the world’s most influential personalities, including Sir Paul McCartney, Tim Cook, Beyoncé, Mick Jagger, Warren Buffett, and many more. To date, Charitybuzz has helped raise $400 million for more than 4,000 nonprofit organizations, including Save the Children, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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IntuitiveX's Desney Tan joins Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust as a Founding Technology Leader

Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in the Puget Sound Region

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON , UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — IntuitiveX's Desney Tan joins Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust as a Founding Technology Leader

Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in the Puget Sound Region

Desney Tan, Managing Director of Microsoft Healthcare and Chief Technologist of IntuitiveX, has joined Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the Puget Sound area, as a Founding Technology Leader.

Desney Tan was chosen for membership by the Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to his experience, leadership and influence in the local business landscape and beyond. Desney Tan is a seasoned executive who has built and run multidisciplinary global innovation teams – leveraging expertise in hardware and devices, applied machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as human-computer interaction to make an impact in areas such as autonomous navigation, entertainment and consumer products, as well as health and life sciences. At IntuitiveX, Desney Tan has proven an ability to identify and advise on new technologies and startups within the life sciences that are in need of early-stage support.

“Seattle’s thriving business community is powered by leaders like Desney Tan” said Emily Parkhurst, president and publisher of Puget Sound Business Journal. “We’re honored to be creating a space where the region’s business influencers come together to increase their impact on the community, build their businesses and connect with and strengthen one another.

As an invited member, Desney Tan will contribute articles to the Puget Sound Business Journal website and participate alongside fellow members in Expert Panels. He will connect and collaborate with a vetted network of local leaders in a members-only directory and a private forum on the group’s mobile app. Desney Tan will also benefit from leadership and business coaching, an Executive Profile on the Puget Sound Business Journal website, select partner discounts and services and ongoing support from the community’s concierge team.

The Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust team is honored to welcome Desney TAN to the community and looks forward to helping him elevate his personal brand, strengthen his circle of trusted advisors and position him to further impact the Seattle business community and beyond.

About IntuitiveX

ntuitiveX is a life science consulting firm and incubator. With a team comprised of life science entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators, they bring a combined 100+ years of experience in R&D, Clinical, Surgical, IP Strategy, Prototyping, Product Development, and Commercialization. They catalyze medical innovation by removing the complexities, cost barriers, and time sensitivities related to introducing new products into the market. From initial concept to final commercialization, IntuitiveX has the in-house knowledge and network to meet the unique needs of the most innovative life science companies in the world. We’ve currently incubated more than 12+ portfolio companies and are always in search of more.

About Business Journals Leadership Trust

Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust is a part of Business Journals Leadership Trust — a collective of invitation-only networks of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in your community. Membership is based on an application and selection committee review. Benefits include private online forums, the ability to publish insights on bizjournals.com, business and executive coaching and a dedicated concierge team. To learn more and find out if you qualify, visit trust.bizjournals.com.

Emeka Alozie
IntuitiveX
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Source: EIN Presswire