Mar 03

MsGenuity Brings Crowdfunding to the Mom and Family Consumer


Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

MsGenuity today launched the first reward-based crowdfunding portal developed solely for the mom and family consumer. The site enables both funding and consumer input into the development of innovative product designs, creative projects and worthy community events. By serving an untapped market the mom community that controls 85% of the $ 1.5 trillion discretionary income of US households MsGenuity plans to expand crowdfunding beyond its current male-consumer focus.

We want to balance and expand crowdfunding, by adding more Yin to the industrys over-abundant Yang. By empowering moms and the family consumer as backers and active participants sharing ideas with product designers and project creators, were adding consumer input which will result in greater market success, said Marcia Christ, CEO. Were designing MsGenuity to become another trusted source of good ideas and innovations that matter.

The MsGenuity site is being launched with seven (7) crowdfunding projects. They range from funding a documentary on the Petticoat Painters (a group of women artists organized in the 1950s to overcome the male bias within the art exhibition market), to launching the Matte (a patent-pending portable make-up platform for home and travel usage), to funding a new album for the Lauren Mitchell Band (a regional blues group expanding to national coverage), and more.

Each project owner is reaching out via social media to their family, friends and followers to financially back their campaign by contributing funds ranging from $ 5 to $ 1,000. In return, backers receive a reward which can include a simple thank you on social media, to a copy of the product being funded, to a dinner with the product development team or even the opportunity of naming the product under development.

The MsGenuity crowdfunding site features a Neighborhood facilitating collaboration and idea generation. It includes live chat among backers and project owners, an entrepreneurial-oriented blog on how to successfully launch startups, a mom video blog and forum, as well as an outreach program for mom bloggers.

About MsGenuity

Directing MsGenuity is Marcia Christ, CEO and President. She was formerly Creative Director and Senior VP at Ogilvy & Mather. Product development is overseen by John Montelione. He co-founded Mercury Systems and Guardian Solutions acquired by Griffon Industries. MsGenuity is a Delaware corporation registered in Florida. Our address is MsGenuity LLC, 5020 Clark Rd, Suite 137, Sarasota, FL 34233.







Feb 28

Marijuana Icons Tommy Chong and Cheryl Shuman Headline World’s Largest Cannabis Convention in Seattle

(PRWEB) February 17, 2015

From Thursday, February 19 to Saturday, February 21, the nations largest cannabis expo CannaCon (Cannacon.org), will take place in Seattle, WA at the beautiful Bell Harbor International Conference Center located on Pier 91 at Smith Cove. Marijuana icons Tommy Chong, best known as one-half of the legendary cannabis-fueled comedy duo Cheech & Chong, and Cheryl Shuman, known in the industry as the Martha Stewart of marijuana, headline the convention.

CannaCon is a smoke-free business expo for growers, processors, retailers and those interested in the emerging cannabis industry. Exhibitors will be offering thousands of goods and services designed to stimulate state of the art cultivation equipment, innovative processing and extraction methodologies, and successful management and marketing tools and resources.

CannaCon is dedicated to building lifelong partnerships with the entire Cannabis Industry, says Alyssa Hoppe, Director of Operations for Smart Promotions. This can’t miss networking opportunity at the convention will showcase the best of breed industry products and entrepreneurs making history by leading the sector.

Chong, who served a nine-month prison sentence in 2004 for shipping bongs to Pennsylvania and battled prostate cancer in 2012 with a controversial cannabis oil protocol, has become a passionate advocate for cannabis freedom and fairness. Now at 76 years old, Chong adds entrepreneur to his resume with his new line of medicinal marijuana called Chong Star, The “Chong Roller” by Futurola and the Tommy Chong Green Card (http://cannabisgreencard.com/), a frequent buyers club card for consumers. The card, retailing at $ 19.95 may be loaded to spend at dispensaries as cash while earning points and rewards such as discounts on favorite strains, show discounts, and monthly specials.

Cheryl Shuman is the Founder of the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club (BHCClub.com), CEO of Cheryl Shuman Inc. (CherylShuman.com/) and a cannabis expert who has generated over $ 537 million worth of earned media, which has had a huge impact on shifting the course of history and overall public opinion. Shuman was recently featured on the cover of Adweek as Pots First Marketer (http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/who-will-become-starbucks-pot-159145), in Elle Magazine as The Most Powerful Women in the Pot Industry (http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a12993/rise-of-the-pot-power-women/) and named The Cannabis Queen of Beverly Hills by The New York Times Sunday Magazine (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/magazine/the-cannabis-queen-of-beverly-hills.html).

Shuman, who runs Cheryl Shuman Inc., a marijuana business, branding and public relations company, recently announced the launch of CannaDabbaDoo.com, the marijuana industrys first cannabis business crowdfunding platform. Marijuana is the investment opportunity of our lifetime and through CannnaDabbaDoo and Cheryl Shuman Inc.s business development division, we are pioneers blazing the trail matching investors to cannabis related businesses, says Shuman. Investments are driven by the broader legalization of marijuana, inspired by states need for tax revenue and early adopters are excited at the potential growth of this industry.

Shuman will be speaking on Thursday, February 19 at 10:30 a.m. on Funding and Investing in the Cannabis Industry.

If youre serious about success, CannaCon is the most important event for you to see, and for your company to be seen at, says Robert Smart, Owner of Smart Promotions.

At CannaCon there will be 50 educational seminars across three full days of programming designed to cultivate success in CannaBusiness, covering topics from start-up to sales. Additionally, aspiring Budtenders can participate in the CannaCon Budtender Certification course where they will learn about products, proper dosage, safe consumption, and cannabis customer service over five (5) hour-long sessions.

###

For more information:

Cheryl Shuman

310.779.4797

Cheryl@CherylShuman.com

CherylShuman.com

Robert Smart

206.941.0951

bob@cannacon.org

CannaCon.org







Find More Womens Business Clubs Press Releases

Feb 22

Latest Womens Business Clubs News

People in Business for Feb. 22, 2015
Dr. Rachael Roberts, internal medicine physician with Women's & Children's Hospital, was appointed president of the Lafayette Parish Medical Society. Other officers are Dr. Jason Shumadine, vice president, and Dr. Larry Simon, secretary/treasurer.
Read more on The Advocate

MSU can play with Big Ten's best
•BACK TO NATIONALS: For a second year in a row the Michigan State women's Division II club ice hockey team is returning to the national tournament. It will be played March 4-8 in York, Pa. These Spartans are ranked in the top four in the West. The team …
Read more on Lansing State Journal

Don't give a rooster to Brenda Swartz
Brenda Swartz, 51, became president and CEO of Chicago's Concordia Place after a career in technology consulting. Twelve years later, she has taken the Lutheran ministry from one child care center to a $ 4.5 million nonprofit with educational and …
Read more on Crain’s Chicago Business

Feb 15

Career Coach: Mentors matter, but women need sponsors in high places

Career Coach: Mentors matter, but women need sponsors in high places
They are more action-oriented in helping them to move up in the organization by outlining specific strategies their protégés can take to advance. Women protégés on the other hand, seem to have mentors who help them with the psychosocial support, yet …
Read more on Washington Post

Colcom's roots in population control don't resonate with immigration groups it
It also altered priorities for mainstream environmental groups like the Sierra Club and feminist groups like the National Organization for Women. Most environmental and women's groups today don't talk about immigration and population control because …
Read more on Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Feb 12

Latest Women’s Groups News

ACLU, military women's group sue Defense Department for Naval Academy
Advocates for military women are suing the Department of Defense for information about how the Naval Academy and the other military service academies recruit female students — part of a campaign, they say, to expose ongoing gender bias at the elite …
Read more on Baltimore Sun

Women's activist groups outline agenda for Legislature
AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A coalition of women's groups said Tuesday the Legislature and the governor need to focus on policies that will help more women have jobs and quality child care, while protecting their rights to abortion and …
Read more on WCSH-TV

United Way of Santa Cruz County to salute philanthropy by women's
Robyn McKeen walks out of her United Way office past an array of hearts created by women throughout the county for a Thursday philanthropic event to be attended by 100 women representing more than 35 organizations. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel) …
Read more on Santa Cruz Sentinel

Feb 06

'Miss Cricket' shows Vernon Women's Club how to 'de-clutter'

'Miss Cricket' shows Vernon Women's Club how to 'de-clutter'
The January meeting of the Vernon Women's Club commenced with the bustle of a new year. Members scrambled to get collections of wool, recycled greeting cards, puzzles for disabled veterans and bonus box tops organized (and to the proper chairperson).
Read more on NorthJersey.com

Glen Ridge Women's Club to host Casino Night
The Women's Club of Glen Ridge will host a Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 7. The purpose of the fundraiser is two-fold. It will help provide the means for the Women's Club to continue its work in our community and to enable the Glen Ridge …
Read more on NorthJersey.com

Daytrippers: Women's club at Ski Sundown builds camaraderie and skill
NEW HARTFORD- Think adults can't improve their skill on the hill? Think again! The popularity of a women's club at Ski Sundown is proving that folks can finesse their form at any stage or age. “It's all female instructors with female skiers,” explains …
Read more on FOX CT

Feb 03

'Love Your Body Month' comes to GW with Panhellenic push

'Love Your Body Month' comes to GW with Panhellenic push
“It's contributing to my overarching goal of healthy, happy, safe women who can be the best Panhellenic women they can be,” Bowman said. Bowman added that she wants the program, which she said is not affiliated with the National Organization for …
Read more on GW Hatchet (subscription)

The Evolution Of Organizations Part 2
Today there are approximately 15% of women in executive officer positions in the U.S. which is a shockingly low number. One of the things we can expect to see is an increase in this number. Have more women in management sees dramatic positive impacts …
Read more on Forbes

Moore Women's Group Awards Grants to Four Local Organizations
Members of the “Moore Women-A Giving Circle” organization held their inaugural grant-giving reception last week at the Weymouth Center, where leadership committee members Caroline Eddy, Susie Buchanan and Elizabeth Cox announced the first grant …
Read more on Southern Pines Pilot

Jan 31

Unanet Joins Advisory Council of GovConnects, Serving the Federal Government Contracting Community


Dulles, VA (PRWEB) January 30, 2015

Unanet, a developer of professional services automation software that helps organizations manage people and projects for improved profitability, has announced that they have become a member of the Advisory Council of GovConnects, a program of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce.

GovConnects serves the federal government contracting community of Howard County and the region by connecting members to best practices and business opportunities, and providing access to education and critical information, while advocating for the regional industry. This mission is accomplished through a strategy of programming, conferences, roundtables, and specialized networking events.

Unanet plans on taking advantage of the many events that GovConnects offers, including attending the GovConnects Business Breakfast, and C- Level Executive Dinner, moderating the Women In Government Contracting Forum and exhibiting at the Cyber 5.0 Conference, all taking place in Howard County., Maryland

In the Spring of 2015 Unanet is launching a full set of financial management capabilities to add to its best-in-class project and people management product. Unanet’s software, available in the cloud or On Premise, includes General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Account Receivable, Indirect Rates and Cost Pool Calculations to address the needs of government contractors, and other professional services firms. With one software product for projects, people, and financials, CFOs, COOs, and VPs of Finance and Operations can spend more time participating in and driving strategic direction – shifting the focus from transactions to transformation.

About GovConnects

GovConnects is a public/private sector initiative launched by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Special emphasis is given to the defense contracting and intelligence community and related industries. GovConnects works to educate and connect local industry participants with opportunities and represent their interests in the wider community to positively impact the region’s economic future.

The Chamber created GovConnects to enable Chamber members to benefit from the significant growth of the cybersecurity industry and other federal contracting activity in Maryland. Business opportunities have been generated by the physical presence of U.S. Cyber Command, NSA, and defense contractors in and around Howard County. GovConnects serves a resource for area businesses, providing educational opportunities, a forum for networking focused specifically on this niche market, targeted events and current information guided by experienced contracting participants.

About Unanet:

Unanet is a leading provider of Cloud or On-Premise software for project-based organizations. Unanet delivers skills management, resource planning, budgeting & forecasting, time & expense reporting, billing & revenue recognition, and project management reporting. Over 1,000 organizations rely on Unanet to maximize staff utilization, reduce administrative costs by 90%, improve invoicing by 10X, and support forward decision-making for improved operations.