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BUSINESS COMMUNITY JOINS TOGETHER TO HOST CANDIDATE FORUM


WEST PALM BEACH, FL –  June 17, 2014 –  The Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County, Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County, Leadership Palm Beach County, and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County have joined together to host the 2014 Candidates Forum.  The Candidates Forum will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Duncan Theater on the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College (4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth) from 6:00pm-8:00pm.   Michael Williams from WPTV News Channel 5 will serve as our Moderator for the evening.  The Forum is open and FREE to the public to attend.

“Civic awareness and engagement is at vital to Palm Beach County’s success.  These five organizations have come together to provide an opportunity to the public to hear from our local candidates. We hope everyone will take the opportunity to educate themselves on the issues important to our community”, says Christina Lambert, Executive Director of Leadership Palm Beach County.

 

Local, contested candidates are invited to participate and will be given three minutes for an minute introductory speech which will include why they are in the race, their background and qualifications and any other information that they want to add.  Candidates will be given two questions and one minute to respond.  Due to time constraints, members of the public will not be allowed to ask questions.

 

For more information, please contact Christina Lambert at (561) 833-4321

or email christina@leadershippbc.org.  For media inquiries, please contact Ann Marie Sorrell at 561.531.4046 or asorrell@upscalebymosaic.com

 

 

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Community Change Makers Honored for National Caribbean American Heritage Month

 

WEST PALM BEACH – June 17, 2014 –  The Caribbean American Democratic Club of Palm Beach County will honor 10 community servants for their contributions to the county at its signature event, AllSpice: Flavors of the Caribbean. This event, in observance of Caribbean American Heritage Month, will be Friday, June 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Borland Center for Performing Arts located at 4884 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

The honorees are:

  • Honorable Al Jacquet, (Haiti) Commissioner, City of Delray Beach, Vivian Ferrin Award (Mr. Ferrin was the first Caribbean American to represent the Village of Royal Palm Beach and hold political office in Palm Beach)
  • Honorable Colin Walkes, (Barbados) Mayor, City of Pahokee, The Community Award
  • Attorney Grasford Smith (Jamaica) Senior Counsel, Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., Champion for Philanthropy
  • Cory Neering (Bahamas), VP of Youth Services, Planned Parenthood, Champion of Healthcare Advocacy
  • Chef Donald Smith (Jamaica), Owner of Caribbean Choice Restaurant & Bakery Champion of Business
  • Keith “KJ” Jones (Bahamas), President KJ Events, Champion of Arts and Entertainment
  • Nicole Cummings-Peterkin (Guyana), Engineer/Pilot, Pratt & Whitney Champion of STEM
  • Attorney Lynn Solomon (Trinidad) Legal Counsel, City of Ft. Lauderdale, Champion of Law
  • Dr. Janice Cover (Jamaican) Former Assistant Superintendent, Palm Beach County Schools, Champion of Education
  • Gillian Eubanks-Knowles (Jamaica), Vice President, Iberia Bank, Champion of Finance

 

An active Club Member will receive the ‘Amanayea Abrahams Award”. This award was named after Mrs. Abrahams, a founding member and local community advocate for the Caribbean community in Palm Beach County.

“It is impossible to imagine South Florida and particularly Palm Beach County without the vibrant presence of the –  over 400,000 immigrants of Caribbean descent who are our families, friends and treasured partners in the prosperity and quality of life of our community in South Florida,” said Sophia Nelson, organizer of the event. “Since the first wave of Caribbean-American immigrants came to our shores through Ellis Island, they have maintained a strong cultural distinctiveness.  For these pioneers, developing an identity was a difficult task but believing in an America where people can exist in their own selfhood yet find a common ground based on respect, they constructed an environment of social equality. Since then, they have enriched this country socially, economically and politically with their sterling contributions. In recognizing these community leaders, we celebrate the collective contributions they have made to the global family”, she adds.

 

In addition to dinner, there will be a DJ, Carnival dancers, and steel drums.  Attendees will be able to dance into the night with live Caribbean rhythms from local, national and International musical artists.  Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at  www.eventbrite.com/e/allspice-flavors-of-the-caribbean-tickets-1160968387For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call 561-531-1876.

 

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REVOLUTIONARY HIPAA TRAINING COMPANY BRINGS FUN & GAMES TO FLORIDA’S HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY


 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – June 18, 2014 – San Diego based company Gamxing® Inc. is expanding its operations to Florida and will revolutionize how Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training is conducted by offering healthcare companies and providers an innovative, interactive online gaming solution. 

 

Training healthcare employees and their business associates is one of the most important areas facing today’s healthcare sector. Now there’s a fun and cost-effective way to train them and help protect patient data.  Gamxing® provides leading edge game technology for organizations across multiple sectors to help them train employees in compliance issues through online games.  Headquartered in San Diego, Gamxing® was founded in 2012 to help companies increase their ability to protect their organization from costly audits, fines and compliance issues.  Gamxing®’s patent-pending virtual environment provides online training games to increase employee retention of important regulatory and compliance rules. Gamxing®’s carefully developed game scenarios also provide strong data analytics to enable managers to better track and understand the unique needs of their personnel.

 

Gamxing® provides a new and improved way to train employees about important rules and regulations.  Properly protecting patient information is imperative in today’s world and having employees retain HIPAA knowledge, is the key to doing this successfully”, says Katherine Waldron, CEO and Founder of Gamxing®.  There are thousands of compliance training companies, however Gamxing® provides compliance managers, office managers, and human resource directors with more efficient and targeted training.   Gamxing® provides data analytics and offers an adaptable modular library system that focuses on the very specific/targeted training that an employee or group of employees needs — as opposed a “one-size fits all” approach.  In addition, instead of requiring staffers to memorize HIPAA rules out of a manual, Gamxing® uses actual case studies and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights audit results to reinforce compliance tenets. Each five-minute Gamxing® module allows employees to train during breaks or in spurts during their busy work days.  After an employee completes the HIPAA Core package successfully, Gamxing® will issue a HIPAA Certificate showing proof of success.

 

In addition, Gamxing® gives office managers and HR directors the analytics they need to monitor how their employees are doing. Using this data, managers can determine problem areas. Games can be customized to target specific training areas based on these analytics.  “We want to enable the manager to be able to identify areas where their staff may need extra help,” adds Pavan Ravula, Founder and President of Gamxing®. “Using our unique analytics system, we will be able to adjust our games to their unique needs to help them get the most out of their training costs.”

 

Gamxing®’s  next generation, intelligent training system  impacts the employee more directly based on his/her unique training needs .  This targeted training allows the training managers to stretch their training budget, by doing more with less.  As a result, the managers will have funds left over to train employees beyond just what is required from a regulatory stand-point but also from what the company or healthcare entity actually may need. Games start as low as $5 per seat.   Gamxing® will be conducting seminars and workshops throughout the State of Florida.  Organizations may contact Gamxing® for a complimentary consultation and demo.  For more information, visit www.gamxing.com or call 855.949.4263.

 

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