Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) to be honored at Washington DC Ceremony

LIGHTNING RELEASES: Washington, DC (9/18/2014) – In Alameda County, social services are growing beyond issuing benefits and moving into a more holistic assessment of immediate and long range financial needs.  SSA’s asset and wealth building strategies for low income families and individuals will receive national recognition tonight in an award ceremony presented by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national think tank and anti-poverty organization that works at the local, state and federal levels to create economic opportunity.

The Platforms for Prosperity Award celebrates outstanding achievement in asset-building practice, policy or research.  SSA and the Alameda County Community Asset Network (AC CAN) are being honored in the Comprehensive Services category for their partnership in developing an integrated approach to wealth building for low income families.

“We’re committed to policies and programs that promote individual, family and community asset building,” explained Lori A. Cox, SSA’s Director.  “Although savings can be a challenge for families living on the edge of financial crisis, we believe that families share in our vision for their long-term financial well-being, and are willing to invest in themselves.”

Research around the nation has demonstrated that financial education, connection to low-cost financial products and one-on-one coaching can have positive impacts for low-income public benefit recipients.  In Alameda County, a pilot program has educated County residents in financial management tasks such as cleaning up credit reports and finding alternatives to costly financial products such as “payday loans.”

One participant who completed the program remarked, “I am very excited about boosting my credit rating and also the methods that do not involve obtaining a credit card.  I see so much light in the future as I would love to buy a home in the next two years.”

The award comes with $10,000 to support SSA’s partnership with AC CAN.  

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Contact:  Sylvia A. Soublet, Director of Public Affairs, (510) 207-2074, ssoublet@acgov.org.

BERNIE & PHYL’S TO TOM BRADY: THE JOB IS YOURS Furniture Retailer Sees “Leadership Qualities” In Reviewing Quarterback’s Resume

LIGHTNING RELEASES: BOSTON (9/18/2014) – Impressed by the resume Tom Brady posted on Facebook today, Bernie & Phyl’s CEO Bernie Rubin formally offered the future Hall-of-Famer a full-time position with the company as vice president.

“What’s not to like?  He’s a Michigan grad with a 3.4 GPA with financial and leisure experience,” said Rubin.  “He certainly has shown leadership qualities and he’s the kind of well-rounded individual who would make for an ideal employee at Bernie & Phyl’s.  Besides, his Super Bowl rings make for a nice conversation-starter on the sales floor.”

Rubin conceded that scheduling Brady’s hours might be problematic throughout the fall and winter, but if the NFL quarterback wants the job, he’s willing to make concessions.

“We can’t match his current salary, but don’t forget that with all the houses he owns, he’ll be saving a substantial amount with our employee discount,” said Rubin. 

As vice president, Brady will be responsible for being himself.  

“He’ll be a pretty valuable asset just for being Tom Brady.  He’s got much to offer our employees and customers and we think he’d be great on the sales floor.  We’ll also require that he plays on the company softball team.”

Rubin indicated that the offer stands for as long as necessary.  “The Pats waited a long time to win a Super Bowl until he came along, so I can wait a few years if need be.”

Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture is a privately owned furniture retailer based in Norton, Massachusetts.  The family run business currently has eight stores in New England: Braintree, MA; Hyannis, MA; Nashua, NH; Natick, MA; Raynham, MA; Saugus, MA; Warwick, RI; and Westboro, MA.  Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture received the prestigious Better Business Bureau Local Torch Award for Excellence in 2011, 2009, 2007, and 2004, which is given to companies that embody the highest ethical standards.  In 2002, the company was named “Retailer of the Year” by the National Home Furnishings Association, which is the highest honor in the retail home furnishings industry.  The company ranks among the Top 100 furniture stores in the country according to Furniture/Today magazine.

Rep. Tom Marino Urges Support of Important Kidney Care Legislation

Bill Improves Research, Patient Choice, Care Coordination for Americans with Kidney Failure

LIGHTNING RELEASES: WASHINGTON, DC (9/18/2014)– Co-Chair of the Congressional Kidney Caucus Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) was joined by representatives of Kidney Care Partners (KCP) to spotlight the importance of The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (H.R. 4814), bi-partisan legislation that will set the stage for the future of Medicare’s End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program. The bill, introduced in June by Rep. Marino and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), addresses issues related to research, choice, and access to new models of coordinated care for individuals with kidney disease. “Today more than one in ten Americans suffer from a form of kidney disease, and it is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. As a three-time kidney cancer survivor, no one understands the devastation these health conditions can have on a patient and his or her family better than I do,” said Representative Marino. “I urge my colleagues to join me in the fight to increase kidney care awareness and encourage greater research into kidney care treatment.”

KCP is a broad-based coalition of patient advocates, clinicians, care professionals, dialysis providers, researchers and manufacturers working together to improve quality of care for individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and ESRD. KCP Chairman Dr. Edward Jones, joined by fellow KCP members LaVarne Burton, President and CEO of the American Kidney Fund (AKF), and Dr. Sharon Moe, President of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), underscored the importance of the legislation at today’s briefing.

“Federal policies related to quality and Medicare coverage have a critical effect on kidney disease patients’ care, and we thank Representative Marino for sponsoring The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act,” said Dr. Jones. “The kidney community applauds Representatives Marino and Lewis for their long-time leadership and ongoing efforts to protect our nation’s most vulnerable patient population, and we look forward to working with Congress to advance this important legislation.”

Currently, more than 26 million Americans have some form of kidney disease and are at risk of developing kidney failure absent some form of disease management education or preventive care. Each year, more than 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with ESRD and require a kidney transplant or dialysis – usually three times a week for several hours per treatment – in order to survive. A kidney transplant and renal dialysis are the only treatment options.

Due to the limited number of kidneys available for transplantation, most individuals with ESRD receive dialysis, which is covered by the Medicare program, regardless of the individual’s age. Eighty percent of dialysis patients rely on Medicare for their care.

“Speaking as a physician, I find the coordinated care provision to be one of the most exciting parts of the bill,” added Dr. Jones. “Many individuals on dialysis have multiple health problems, which can result in complications and costly hospital admissions. H.R. 4814 opens the door to the future by establishing a voluntary coordinated care program.”

AKF’s LaVarne Burton stressed the importance of the patient education components of the bill and noted that AKF, along with patient groups Dialysis Patient Citizens, the National Kidney Foundation and Renal Support Network – have provided a unified patient voice in this movement toward better-educated patients. Ms. Burton also highlighted the bill provisions providing for patient choice, underscoring the importance of choice in all of healthcare but especially when it comes to kidney failure: “H.R. 4814 expands patient choice by eliminating payment disincentives for physicians caring for home dialysis patients. The bill also reduces barriers in rural areas by leveraging telemedicine – and allowing dialysis facilities to be designated as telemedicine sites.”

Ms. Burton also noted that one important provision in the bill would go a long way toward expanding patient choice, and the issues related to insurance coverage. Burton explained that patients on dialysis are not allowed to keep their private health insurance.

“It’s difficult enough to deal with the health care challenges associated with kidney failure, but those challenges are compounded by the fact that individuals with kidney failure who are on dialysis lose their private health insurance after 30 months and must transition to Medicare. This is true even if the patient’s private coverage is more comprehensive than Medicare’s,” Ms. Burton said. “H.R. 4814 addresses this problem by allowing individuals with kidney failure who have private group health insurance to remain in their current plan for up to 42 months after receiving a diagnosis of kidney failure, creating incentives for insurers to keep enrollees healthy. It also helps ease a patient’s life transition as he or she navigates new and complex medical issues.”

According to Dr. Jones, the legislation also allows individuals with kidney failure access to Medicare Advantage plans. “This makes enormous sense for dialysis patients,” he said. “Low-income beneficiaries as well as minorities – both well represented in the dialysis patient population – rely heavily on Medicare Advantage plans for coverage. Not allowing our patients access to Medicare Advantage plans has no basis in policy or clinical care. This is an issue that can and should be taken up and resolved now. We applaud Reps. Marino and Lewis for identifying and recognizing this important opportunity.”

ASN’s Dr. Sharon Moe stressed that kidney disease remains a significant public health issue. She said, “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) research spending on ESRD and kidney disease equates to just $30 per patient compared to significantly more per patient of research funding for other disease groups. Clearly, kidney research is underfunded. But what is also clear is that investing in research can yield dividends in innovations that provide more options and more cost-effective care for kidney disease patients.”

“Many of Rep. Marino’s colleagues have joined him in support of this legislation, and I hope that all of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle will do the same,” added Dr. Jones. “The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act lays important groundwork for smart investments in kidney research and ensures that individuals with kidney disease have the tools, resources, and care they need to live life to the fullest today and into the future.”

“This bill will provide immediate assistance to those living with this disease and also ensures the future of the care we are able to provide through investment in research and innovation,” concluded Rep. Marino. “It supports improvements in the research, treatment and care of chronic kidney disease and will benefit more than 615,800 Americans living with kidney failure or end-stage renal disease and the 430,000 of those who rely on life-sustaining dialysis care to survive.”


KCP is an alliance of patient advocates, nephrologists, healthcare professions, dialysis providers and manufacturers dedicated to working together to improve quality of care for individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). To learn more about Kidney Care Partners, visit kidneycarepartners.org.

Sports Attorney Anthony Caruso Certified NFL Agent

Certified NFL Agent Anthony Caruso | Scarinci Hollenbeck

LIGHTNING RELEASES: New York, NY (9/18/2014) – Anthony R. Caruso, Esq., partner and chair of the Sports, Media & Entertainment Law Group of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC, has been officially certified as a NFLPA Contract Advisor, otherwise known as a certified NFL Agent.

Within the process to become an NFL Agent a test administered in Washington, D.C. is required. When Caruso was asked why he decided to take the time and go through the process to become certified as a NFLPA Contract Advisor he replied, “I am constantly approached by friends and clients and asked to provide advice on selecting and dealing with NFL agents. I realized that perhaps I should step up and follow my own advice on how to represent NFL players in an honest but aggressive manner. For me, integrity comes first.”

Caruso is uniquely positioned to represent pro football players because of his extensive experience in sports and business law. As a prominent sports, media, & entertainment attorney based in the New York City / New Jersey area, he previously served as an NFL Agent for several pro players from 1994 to 2000. “I enjoyed protecting the interests of the professional athlete both on and off the field”, says Caruso.

Caruso relinquished his certification to pursue a once in a lifetime business venture, but subsequently decided to return to the sports agent scene. “I guess I missed the challenges of being a football agent” says Caruso. “I feel that I have a lot more to offer pro players than the average agent. Besides being a former agent and having over 25 years as a business attorney, I also teach sports related courses at NYU and have significant experience in negotiating complex transactions relevant to the professional athlete. And, I happen to be the parent of a current college football player at a Division I program.”

Caruso also previously founded and served as legal counsel to a new sports league, where he later became the commissioner. He gained international attention in his representation of Miss New Jersey 2007 regarding a blackmail situation over Internet photos. Mr. Caruso provided all legal counseling and negotiations, strategy, media supervision, and crisis management in that case. He has appeared on various programs including NBC, FOX, MSNBC and E! News, and is routinely requested by the media for his advice and views on current sports/legal issues.

“I am looking for young men who are responsible and serious about their pro football careers as well as their “second” careers after football”, he says. “I want to represent those professional football players who truly play the part of being professional both in their careers and in their personal lives.”

For more information on sports and entertainment related news such as, upcoming reality shows and appearances on network new channels, follow Anthony R. Caruso on his blog, www.sportsentertainmentattorney.com or at his Twitter, @njnymedialaw / @njnysportslaw


About Scarinci Hollenbeck
Scarinci Hollenbeck is a New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. law firm that serves a diverse group of clients in numerous industries. The full service, general practice law firm retains a highly trained legal team with expertise in several areas, including Corporate Transactions and Business Law, Insurance Law, Cyber Security & Data Protection Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights, Environmental and Land Use Law, Litigation, Labor & Employment Law, ERISA & Employee Benefits, Public Law, Commercial Real Estate, Sports and Entertainment Law, and Tax, Trust & Estate Law. Top-tier personnel, innovative technology and superior client service adds to Scarinci Hollenbeck’s reputation as one of the most highly ranked law firms in the New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. area.


CIGNEX Datamatics Announces Sponsorship at Alfresco Summit 2014

LIGHTNING RELEASES –San Francisco, CA – Sept 18, 2014 CIGNEX Datamatics, the leading provider of enterprise Open Source    solutions, today announced its participation as a Silver Sponsor at Alfresco Summit 2014, the premier event of the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industry between September 23-25 in San Francisco.

Focused around the theme, “Discover your Path to the Future of Enterprise Content Management”, the event will bring together developers, customers, partners, IT experts and business analysts from around the globe while focusing on new technology areas and how ECM has become a key driving force in reinventing work.

CIGNEX Datamatics has been a partner to Alfresco, the world’s leading Open Source ECM solution provider since 2005, has authored 5 books on the subject. It has implemented over 80+ Alfresco solutions such as Document Management, Records Management, Knowledge & Learning Management System, Promotions Approval System, In-Flight Entertainment Content Management Solution, Workflow/BPM System, Partner Collaboration Portal, Digital Asset Management etc.

“CIGNEX Datamatics is proud to be a silver sponsor at this year’s Alfresco Summit. We will be showcasing our Open Source frameworks such as OCM (Contract Management) and RAPIDO (Content Management and Publishing) which enable enterprises to achieve faster Go-To-Market and dramatic TCO reduction. We are also featuring our Alfresco Application Management Services (AMS) which reduce the operating costs by up to 80% and extends the life of Alfresco Applications – with zero downtime”, said Vijay Iyer, CEO of CIGNEX Datamatics.

Meet CIGNEX Datamatics at Alfresco Summit 2014 to know more about its Alfresco Custom Solutions and Alfresco AMS Services. Know more at alfresco.cignex.com

About CIGNEX Datamatics (www.cignex.com)

CIGNEX Datamatics (subsidiary of Datamatics Global Services Ltd.) is the global leader in Open Source enterprise solutions – Portals, Content, and Big Data Analytics. Since 2000, CIGNEX Datamatics has focused on Making Open Source Work® for the enterprise using industry-standard open platforms and integrating with existing systems to improve client’s profitability. CIGNEX Datamatics is headquartered in Santa Clara, USA, and has 22 offices across nine countries.  

For more information, please contact:

Nirav Shah
Sr. Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications
CIGNEX Datamatics, Inc.
Email: nirav.shah@cignex.com
Phone: +1-408-327-9900 x505

Auburn University Offers Clinical Medical Assistant Online Training

Auburn University, a large public University in the Southern United States, has unveiled a new online program for students who want a career as a clinical medical assistant. The medical assistant online training program, which lasts six months, will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain an entry-level position as a medical assistant anywhere in the United States.

Clinical medical assistants, or CMAs, play both an administrative and clinical role in the workplace. They are a key part of the health care team, collecting physiological information, running tests and managing clinical data. The CMA skill set includes the areas of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy, laboratory testing, pharmaceutical administration, and medical waste management. Clinical medical assistants must be able to contain infection, control error, soothe patients, and supplement the care provided by physicians and other health professionals.

Auburn University’s clinical medical assistant online training will prepare aspiring assistants for the demands of the job by reporting updated information on industry standards like HIPAA and conveying state-of-the-art sterilization practices. The course also provides essential training for routine hands-on tasks like conducting physical examinations and advising patients and families on the healing process. Diverse topics are discussed to give a broad-based introduction to body systems and their disorders.

Successful graduates of the program will receive a certificate of completion to offer employers as proof of their medical assistant online training. In addition, the knowledge and skills acquired during the course will enable graduates to pass the tests necessary to become professionally credentialed as Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMAs) with the National Health Career Association. Many employers consider the CCMA credential a baseline qualification for entry-level hires.

Auburn University offers online programs to help students fill jobs that are in demand. Currently, the health care sector is growing to accommodate the nation’s widening population of older adults. Nationally, clinical medical assistant jobs are undergoing a parallel expansion to meet the administrative staffing needs of hospitals, private physicians’ offices, community clinics, and other health care settings experiencing an influx of new patients.

Applicants do not need to be enrolled at Auburn University to sign up for the school’s clinical medical assistant course. There are prerequisites for the online program, however. These include Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology. Both subjects are offered by the University as online courses.

Aspiring CMAs may contact Education Consulting Associates for detailed information on eligibility and financing for clinical medical assistant online training. Education Consulting Associates is a leading organization of emerging educational opportunities that lead to profitable professional careers in the United States.


Contact: Amanda Watroba





Maureen Data Systems hosts event at Rainbow Room

LIGHTNING RELEASES (9/17/2014) – On October 16th, 2014 Maureen Data Systems will host their annual Customer Appreciation Event at the historic Rainbow Room, high atop Rockefeller Center. The Rainbow Room is an iconic nightclub which first opened its doors in 1934, following the repeal of prohibition. The sumptuous venue has just completed an extensive five year restoration, at a cost of 50 million dollars. The Rainbow Room is set to re-open its doors on October 1st. Maureen Data Systems will be one of the first organizations to hold an event at this world famous landmark.

Nano Labs Signs Joint Venture Agreement with DB Metals

Joint Venture Collaboration Agreement for exploiting and scaling up of DBM’s technology.

LIGHTNING RELEASES: Detroit -(9/17/2014) - Nano Labs Corp. (OTCQB: CTLE) is pleased to announce the Company has finalized a Joint Venture Agreement with DB Metals SA to conduct business development Program (BDP) to for the benefit of the parties exploiting and scaling up DB Metals ´s novel technology.

DB Metals is a technology based company located in Mexico that has been developing during the last six years a novel technology consisting of a three phase metallurgical process that enables the reduction significantly of time and raw materials required to recycle lead and other non ferrous metals. As a result of 25 years of experience in the metallurgic field, DB Metals has developed this technology with the financial support of the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico. After obtaining highly satisfactory pilot-test results in the scaling up process financed by the National Council, DB Metals has been able to confirm the benefits of this novel environmentally safe process that enables to reduce cost, time, fuel consumption, waste water and environmental impact of recycling lead scrap, and that could be applied to recuperate, smelt and refine other non ferrous metals (the “DB Metals Technological Process”).

The Joint Venture Agreement outlines to Transform DB Metals in a joint venture company for operational and funding requirements and commitment of the corresponding DB Metals Technological Process whereby the Company will be able to address market opportunities; DB Metals will be responsible to adapt and address market opportunities worldwide. In accordance with the terms and provisions of the Joint Venture Agreement, DB Metals shall issue, assign, transfer, and deliver to Nano Labs and Nano Labs shall receive and accept fifty percent (50%) of DB Metals shares issued and outstanding (the “Share Transfer”). Nano Labs shall issue to DB Metal´s shareholders 100,000,000 shares of its restricted common stock.

“This Joint Venture partnership will bring an excellent opportunity to develop a new business with an strong environmental market scope and diversify the operations of the company. DB Metals represents an extraordinary business option related with the metal commodities market and its benefits” states Mr. Bernardo Chavarria, President of Nano Labs.

About DB Metals Corp.

Established in 2009, DBM is a technology-based company located in Mexico that has conceived to developed metallurgical processes and engineering in metals smelting and refining fields with the purpose to reduce the cost, time and raw materials required to obtain, refine and recycle non ferrous metals. The National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico awarded DBM with full funding for pilot testing and scaling up process that enabled the company to confirm the benefits of the Bianco’s Process.

About Nano Labs
Nano Labs Corp. (CTLE) is a nanotechnology research and development company which began during October 2012, but is able to access resources that encompass nearly 30 years of research and development in nanotechnology as well as hundreds of peer-reviewed and published research papers and other scholarly material. The Company’s research and development team of scientists, designers, and engineers is focused on creating a portfolio of advanced products that could provide benefits to a variety of industries including: (i) consumer products, (ii) energy, (iii) materials, and (iv) healthcare. Through the use and integration of proprietary nano compounds, our goal is to evolve common products into new, revolutionary products in order to make the world a better place. Nano Labs shares are traded on the OTC Bulletin Board in the United States under the ticker CTLE. For more information, please visit www.NanoLabs.us.

Forward looking statements
This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1993 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbor created by those laws. These forward-looking statements are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are subject to significant uncertainties that involve known and unknown risks, many of which are beyond our control and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual outcomes and results could materially differ from what is expressed, implied, or forecasted in any such forward-looking statements and any such difference may be caused by risk factors listed from time to time in the Company’s news releases and/or its filings with the OTC Bulletin Board or as a result of other factors.

Contact Nano Labs Corp.

Bernardo Camacho Chavarria

1 (888) 806-2315

Chi Chaga Launches new line of natural products

LIGHTNING RELEASES (9/17/2014) – Nestled in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec ChiChaga takes great pride to offer 100% clean wild Chaga (Inonotus obliquus). Chaga has potent immune supporting properties. Chaga is the most powerful sought after mushroom on earth. It’s one of the highest, if not the highest, antioxidants in the world and it’s documented extensively for having numerous health benefits, but it’s publicized mostly as an anti-cancer.

Chaga is a rich source of beta glucans, and polysaccharides that are essential nutrients for the immune system. These polysaccharides have strong anti-inflammatory and immune balancing properties, enhancing the body’s ability to produce natural killer (NK) cells to battle infections or cells that are out of control. (Chaga contains 215 phytonutrients including 29 polysaccharide or beta glucan derivatives)

“Beta glucans are used for high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. Beta glucans are also used to boost the immune system in people whose body defenses have been weakened by conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, or physical and emotional stress; or by treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy.” Betulinic Acid kills cancer cells and inhibits tumors 

“The anti-cancer properties of betulin or betulinic acid, a chemical isolated from birch trees is now being studied for use as a chemotherapeutic agent. Chaga contains large amounts of betulinic acid in a form that can be ingested orally, and it also contains the full spectrum of immune-stimulating phytochemicals found in other medicinal mushrooms such as maitake mushroom and shiitake mushroom.”

Chaga is used for

Anti-aging • Anti-allergic • Anti-bacterial • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-microbial • Anti-oxidant • Anti-tumor • Anti-viral • Arthritis • Asthma • Bacterial Diseases • Blood Pressure High (Hypertension) • Low Blood Pressure  (Hypotension) • Blood Purification • Bronchitis • Candidiasis (yeast) • Cardio-Vascular • Crohn’s Disease (CD) • Diabetes • Fungal Growth • Gastritis • Heart Disease • Hepatoprotective • HIV • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma • Immune Support / Enhancer • Influenza • Intestinal Worms • Kidney Tonic • Lower Cholesterol • Liver / Hepatitis • Pain Relief • Parasites • Parotid gland • Pulmonary Diseases • Skin Ailments • Stomach Ailments • Stomach Disease • Tuberculosis • Ulcerative Colitis  • DNA Repair

Chi Chaga line of products include Chaga chunks in its natural flavor, Chaga Cinnamon, Chaga Turmeric , Chaga tincture (extract). 

Chi Chaga is also an authorized distributor of VIGR Elk Velvet Antler.

For more information visit www.chaga.tv or follow us on twitter @wildchaga

The Boating Hub Sets Sail With A Relaunch And A Promise To Capture The Sailing Training Course Market

The Boating Hub has relaunched their website and is promising to help people find boating and sailing courses with incredible ease after significant investment into the company.

LIGHTNING RELEASES 09/17/14 –The team at The Boating Hub is planning to use the investment on a large range of digital marketing channels for both itself and the training schools that advertise their courses on the website.

Marketing methods to be used will include search marketing, social media, content marketing, video promotion, remarketing, native advertising and much more besides.

Updates to The Boating Hub website include an attractive, responsive web design to cater for users searching for training courses on desktop and mobile devices.

Other improvements include a faster and easier process for adding and discovering courses, an interactive course location map, social sharing, profile photo galleries, profile analytics, and much more.

The Boating Hub has also revealed features that are set to be introduced to the website at a future date including a radius search, a reviews section and more. The team is also open to suggestions from both users and advertisers, and is encouraging people to get in touch via email or online chat.

To encourage training schools to add their courses advertisers can add up to 2 courses for free with unlimited dates, whilst still enjoying the benefits of automatic social sharing and profile statistics.

The Boating Hub is the world’s only online portal which collects sailing, motorboat, dinghy, kayak and keelboat course information from operators and presents them to boating enthusiasts of all levels through an easy to use search function.

Whether an amateur looking to pilot their first boat to seasoned professionals looking to sharpen their skills, visitors to The Boating Hub can browse a list of local, national, and international sailing courses for powerboats, dinghies, and other nautical courses.

Companies and individual instructors around the world that offer boating courses can sign up to advertise their offers to a targeted audience of people passionate about learning to sail and other boating disciplines.

“We’re delighted with the changes to The Boating Hub and feel it’s a significant step forward for us, especially with the new investment available to us,” comments director Lee Jackson.

“Thanks to The Boating Hub people don’t have to trawl the web to find course providers, wait for their responses, and then collate all the information. Our website makes all that easier than ever before, instead compiling a list of options for people to explore at their leisure.”

To find out more about The Boating Hub and to try out their unique system visit http://www.theboatinghub.com/ or email info@theboatinghub.com.