Launch of “ALL Heartist Fund”


Over the past three weeks, the crisis has severely deepened with over half the worldwide population either confined and/or under lock-down.

DUBAI, April 5, 2020 / — This has resulted in a virtual standstill of travel, dining and entertainment, which is vastly affecting our industry.

Today more than half Accor branded hotels worldwide are closed, likely over two thirds in the coming weeks.

One piece of good news is the confirmation of initial recovery of the Chinese hotel market, with mild improvements in occupancy and F&B activity.

The abrupt deterioration in the situation has prompted the Group to take drastic actions across its global operations. These actions are indispensable to limit the impact on earnings and cash, and necessary to prepare for the post-crisis recovery. In these unprecedented times, the Group stands more than ever by its employees, partners and communities, providing time, resources and access to its local and global network.

Mitigation measures
Measures were implemented as early as February. Given the situation, the Group has decided to take aggressive, incremental actions. Collectively, these include:
– Travel ban, hiring freeze, reduced schedules and /or furloughing for 75% of global head office teams for Q2, resulting in a minimum €60m reduction in G&A for 2020,
– Reviewed recurring investment plan for 2020 resulting in a €60m reduction in capital expenditures.
The Group is further streamlining all other costs (e.g. sales, marketing, IT), in line with lower system wide revenues.

Dividend and solidarity measures
In these unchartered territories, Accor’s Board of Directors has decided to complement management actions outlined above, by withdrawing its proposal for a 2019 dividend payment of c. €280m.

After consulting with the Group’s main shareholders, JinJiang International, Qatar Investment Authority, Kingdom Holding Company and Harris Associates, Accor has decided to allocate 25% of the planned dividend (€70m) to the launch of the “ ALL Heartist Fund”, a Covid-19 special purpose vehicle. This fund will typically assist:
1. The Group’s 300,000 employees, pledging to pay for their COVID-19-related hospital expenses, for those who do not have social security or medical insurance,
2. On a case by case basis, furloughed employees suffering great financial distress
3. On a case by case basis, individual partners facing financial difficulty

This fund reflects the ambition of the Group and its shareholders to provide a meaningful and significant contribution to global solidarity initiatives to address the current health crisis while planning for future needs. This decision has received unanimous support from the Board members, who collectively decided to reduce their attendance fees by 20% to the benefit of the “ALL Heartist Fund”. Additionally, Sebastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor, will forego 25% of his compensation during the crisis. The cash equivalent will also be contributed to the Fund.

This “ALL Heartist Fund” complements some of the initiatives which have been spearheaded by a number of hotels throughout the Middle East & Africa, including a collaboration with partner RISMA in Morocco resulting in over 500 rooms provided to front-line medical professionals. Moreover, following a training by the government in sanitation processes, the Movenpick Aswan team now assists in sanitizing schools, nurseries, Mosques, churches and more than 700 houses within their community. At the Sofitel Luxor Winter Palace, the team prepares and distributes meals daily to medical teams assisting quarantined patients. Lastly, reinforcing proper hygiene and sanitation during this time, bars of soaps and recycled soaps are widely distributed by Pullman Dakar and Movenpick Nairobi to various community groups.

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor, commented: “Welcoming, protecting and taking care of others is at the very heart of what we do. In light of the urgency and the scale of the situation, we have decided to act in an immediate and meaningful way, in the spirit of our values and commitments. Through this impactful gesture, we wish to express our solidarity and gratitude to all those demonstrating courage and selflessness during this crisis. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank the Group’s main shareholders. Without them, the “ALL Heartist Fund” would not have been possible. I also want to pay a special tribute to the Accor teams around the world. They are facing the current crisis with admirable courage, dedication and professionalism. As our industry is going through tough times, we have to make tough decisions, but Accor has a strong balance sheet which will enable it to withstand this crisis and emerge with strength during the recovery period. I am confident that Accor will soon rediscover the road to growth.”

Balance sheet
Thanks to its recent asset-light transformation and cash preservation strategy, Accor can today rely on a strong balance sheet, with more than €2.5bn in cash on hand and an undrawn revolving credit facility of €1.2bn. While much uncertainty remains on the duration of this crisis, the Group expects a severe impact on its 2020 performance but remains bullish on the long-term perspective of the hospitality industry, for Accor, its employees, its owners and shareholders.

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Best Doctor in Destin Awarded to Dr. Steven F. Weiner By Best In Destin/VIP Destin Magazine 2020

Steven F. Weiner, MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon

Nikki Willmott, RN, Best Alternative Medicine IVBar 30A

Best in Destin Award – Best Doctor, Best Alternative Medicine, Dr. Steven F. Weiner

Dr. Steven F. Weiner was voted The Best Doctor in Destin and His Nurse Was Voted Best Alternative Medicine for IVBar 30A in the 2020 Best in Destin Awards

Dr. Steven F. Weiner's Aesthetic Clinique was awarded Best Aesthetic Practice in the US in 2018 at The Aesthetic Show; Best Medspa 2019, Best Doctor and Best Alternative Medicine (IVBar 30A) in 2020”

— Steven F. Weiner, MD

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, April 5, 2020 / — The Aesthetic Clinique was recently presented 2 awards from the Best in Destin/VIP Destin Magazine 2020. Dr. Steven F. Weiner was awarded the "Best Doctor in Destin" and his nurse Nikki Willmott, was awarded "Best Alternative Medicine" for the IVBar 30A. Last year, 2019, The Aesthetic Clinique was awarded the "Best Medspa in Destin" by the magazine as well. In 2018, Dr. Weiner was awarded by his peers, The Best Aesthetic Practice in the United States, at The Aesthetic Show Awards.

Dr. Weiner is a Board Certified Head and Neck/Facial Plastic Surgeon. He graduated Michigan Medical School and his post graduate training including internship, residency, and fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. After spending 2 years as an Instructor at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Weiner opened his private practice in Thomasville, Georgia. After 10 years, Dr. Weiner moved his career to the Emerald Coast, County Highway 30A, along the panhandle of Florida.

Dr. Weiner's vision was that the future of aesthetics was nonsurgical and "he laid down his scalpel" to create The Aesthetic Clinique. The Aesthetic Clinique was opened in the Summer of 2005. Dr. Weiner brought his extensive laser knowledge dating back to 1988 to The Aesthetic Clinique. He had also been injecting Botox since 1994, long before it was approved for cosmetic use in 2002. The initial location was a 700 sf facility in Gulf Place. Within a few years, the office was moved to Redfish Village in Blue Mountain, doubling the size of the first office. In 2018, an expansion of the Redfish office was performed to create a 5000 sf state-of-the-art facility.

The most recent expansion included the creation of IVBar 30A as a branch of The Aesthetic Clinique. IVBar 30A offers intravenous hydration and nutrition. Offerings include: Beauty, Strength, Immunity, Recovery, Energy, Hydration, Happiness. All of the IV's contain Meyer's Cocktail (except Hydration). Additives ("Shots") which can be given are: Glutathione, Vitamin C, Biotin, Toredol, Zofran. MIC amino acid shots for weight loss in addition to B12 are available for injection too.

Nikki Willmott, RN, has been running IVBar 30A since its inception. She has lectured about IVBars at the AmSpa meeting in Las Vegas and has consulted on many IV Nutrition start ups. She started at The Aesthetic Clinique in summer of 2017. and is currently studying to become a Nurse Practitioner.

The Aesthetic Clinique's mission statement is: The Aesthetic Clinique is devoted to providing optimal cosmetic outcomes utilizing the advanced procedures, techniques, and devices, with minimal disruption to one's lifestyle. We are committed to the highest level of excellence, safety, integrity, and customer service.

Dr. Weiner positions his practice, The Aesthetic Clinique, as one of the most technologically advanced cosmetic centers in the United States. Dr. Weiner lectures and trains worldwide on advanced injection techniques and aesthetic technologies. The Aesthetic Clinique was awarded the Best Aesthetic Practice in the U.S. in 2018 at The Aesthetic Show. In 2019 and 2020, The Aesthetic Clinique was voted Best Medspa and Best Doctor from The Best in Destin awards. He is one of the world's authorities on Radiofrequency Microneedling and recently published the most comprehensive review of the technology and studies in the Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. He was recently highlighted on "The Doctors Show" for his trademarked "reJAWvenation" technique for jawline rejuvenation using dermal fillers. Dr. Weiner has over 26 years of experience in the aesthetic industry.

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Marketing Expert Turnbow Webinar To Grow Small Business During Crisis

Jeff Turnbow's webinar To Grow Small Business During Crisis

CONWAY, ARKANSAS, USA, April 5, 2020 / — Marketing Expert Turnbow's Free Webinar To Grow Small Business During Crisis

Jeff Turnbow, local business marketing expert, released a webinar on Friday detailing how to grow your business during crisis mode.

Turnbow's webinar shows business owners valuable insights such as case studies of brand's successes during previous recessions and crisis. The webinar discusses different purchase types and recent consumer spending and behavior data.
There are several types of customers who are not buying as well as customer types who are still buying during a crisis.
Finally, Turnbow goes on to share quick and easy to execute ideas for the local small to medium business to implement.

According to Jeff Turnbow, CEO of both companies, TURNBOW CORP and, “Many of our local businesses remain open during the COVID-19 crisis, and yet are struggling to understand customer needs and marketing decisions. The goal of the webinar is to help these businesses gain ground by understanding case studies from previous crisis moments in history, customer types to target, and new ideas to increase sales during this challenging time.”

TURNBOW is a marketing consulting and traininng company who also speaks at international conferences and events. Winning Local, a subsidiary of TURNBOW CORP, is an advertising agency providing primarily online marketing for a number of home industries, including RV dealers, boat dealers, attorneys, medical spas, orthodontists, and small to medium buisnesses.

If you are a challenged business or know of one that is struggling, contact Jeff Turnbow for a FREE consultation at 501-505-6278.

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MISSISSIPPI — Local RV, Boat, and WaveRunner dealer was recently named number one in RV sales.

Southaven RV Number One RV Dealer in Mississippi

Awarded Number One In Sales By Statistical Surveys

Southaven RV and Marine awarded number one in RV Sales

SOUTHAVEN, MS, USA, April 5, 2020 / — Local RV, Boat, and WaveRunner dealer was recently named number one in RV sales.

According to Statistical Surveys, a Wisconsin-based company that tracks market history and trends, Southaven RV and Marine, in Southaven, Mississippi, was number one in overall RV sales in 2019, which includes travel trailer, fifth-wheel and motor home sales.

“We are excited about such an achievement,” said general sales manager, Larry Riggs. “People are coming from all over the USA to our community to purchase a life changing product. That is a tremendous complement to our entire team."

“We are also thankful for the people right here in Mississipi that buy from us. Much of our business comes to us from right here in our hometown area. When people trust you enough to win this award, it really means a lot to us and motivates us to keep doing better each and every day".

Riggs said quality products, being accessible where customers shop, and employee dedication to customers were key in achieving this accomplishment.


Southaven RV & Marine, a locally owned and operated business, has become the largest indoor RV and marine showroom in the country.

"We want to provide each and every one of our customers with that wow factor. Whether it be in offering parts, service, or a new RV or boat, we're here to provide an exceptional travel experience! If we stay focused on these specific goals, then our sales, customer referrals and satisfaction will continue to rise. This is recognition that tells me that our team is focused and reaching our goals", said Hixson, CEO and co-owner, Southaven RV & Marine.


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Publication of Jason Schenker's New Book – The Future After COVID

The Future After COVID

The Future After COVID

Jason Schenker- Author

Jason Schenker- Author

The Futurist Institute

The Futurist Institute

Schenker's new book includes original research from The Futurist Institute.

AUSTIN, TEXAS , USA, April 4, 2020 / — The Futurist Institute is excited to share that Jason Schenker's latest book – The Future After COVID: Futurist Expectations for Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities After the COVID-19 Pandemic – has been released by Prestige Professional Publishing.

The COVID19 pandemic has had unprecedented impacts on business, the economy, and society.

And the most important strategic question is: What comes next?

"The big idea of this book is to try and answer that question," Jason Schenker shared. "The impact of COVID-19 is likely to cast a long shadow — in both bad and good ways — across the years and decades ahead. It will impact how we work, where we live, and what different industries will look like in the future," Schenker added.

The Future After COVID includes futurist perspectives on long-term changes, challenges, and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to holdperspectives and draws on research, courses, and training materials from The Futurist Institute’s Certified Futurist program to offer strategic futurist perspectives into the potential long-term impacts of COVID-19 for over a dozen different critical fields and industries in the years ahead.

Some of the chapters in The Future of COVID include:
The Future of Work – The Future of Education – The Future of Energy – The Future of Finance – The Future of Monetary Policy – The Future of Fiscal Policy – The Future of Real Estate – The Future of Agriculture – The Future of Supply Chain – The Future of Media – The Future of International Relations – The Future of National Security – The Future of Politics – The Future of Leadership – The Future of Travel and Leisure – The Future of ESG and Sustainability – The Future of Startups – The Future of Recession.

The paperback edition of The Future After COVID was released by Prestige Professional Publishing on 1 April 2020. It is Schenker's 22nd book.

The Future After COVID can be found online at

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'Doing God’s work’: Fayetteville woman and Axios Investigations Firm provides mobile hand-washing for the homeless.

Homeless Veteran Washing Hands

Homeless Veteran Washing Hands

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When God calls us "to help the least of our brethren." We are proud to help the Homeless Veterans in our community!

When we can provide some small bit of hope or light to them, that just makes really an amazing impact. The Homeless Veterans are the forgotten people and need the most help during the pandemic.”

— CEO, Axios Investigations Firm, LLC

FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, April 4, 2020 / — A Fayetteville woman is ramping up her mission to serve homeless veterans during this difficult time.

We’re hearing it from health experts everywhere – wash your hands often with hot water and soap.

It’s a simple task for most of us, but not for the homeless population.

That’s where Stacey Buckner comes in.

“This is not your opinion about the homeless, this is a public health issue,” Buckner said.

Stacey started Off-Road Outreach three years ago.

She drives her Jeep to different places around the city, bringing hygiene kits, food, clothing and even a mobile hot shower for anyone in need.

“I come up in my Jeep and it’s an instant smile on their face and that just makes me feel so good and lets me know I’m doing the right thing with my life.”

Stacey works with veterans like Jereme D with Axios Investigations Firm.

Jereme donated money to buy six mobile handwashing stations.

“When we can provide some small bit of hope or light to them, that just makes really an amazing impact,” Jereme said.

“I just have a love for our country, God, and I think it’s important to be kind to each other,” Buckner said. “When you see a need in your community, don’t think there’s not anything you can do.”

Buckner would like to see the city put up more handwashing stations for the homeless.

“Our end goal is to get these men and women in permanent housing, but right now we just want to let them know they’re loved and they don’t need to be scared, and we’re going to provide them with facts instead of fear and hopefully we’re all going to get through this.”

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Homeless Veterans and COVID-19. Doing our part keeping them healthy.

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Uno Servicio Médica para Empresas Mexicanas Proporciona Perfil Completo para la Detección del COVID-19



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CERTOLAB reconoce lo importante que es mantenerse a salvo durante la pandemia, y proporciona su perfil completo para la detección del COVID-19.

CIUDAD DE MEXICO, CDMX, MEXICO, April 4, 2020 / — Laboratorio CERTOLAB reconoce lo importante que es mantenerse a salvo durante la pandemia, y proporciona su perfil completo para la detección del COVID-19.

El genoma del virus está clasifica como ARN monocatenario positivo. Su secuencia genética se ha aislado a partir de una muestra obtenida de un paciente afectado por neumonía en Wuhan, China. Fue detectado por primera vez en diciembre de 2019. Se cree que puede producirse el contagio de una persona a otra mediante las gotas de saliva expulsadas a través de la tos y el estornudo o al espirar. Puede provocar enfermedad respiratoria aguda y neumonía grave en humanos.

Actualmente, no hay ningún tratamiento específico aprobado oficialmente, pero es posible que se puedan utilizar los antivirales existentes.

Medidas preventivas recomendado:
Lavarse frecuentemente las manos con agua y jabón.
-Al toser o estornudar cubrirse la boca y la nariz con la sangría o fosa cubital (la concavidad que forma la cara interna del brazo al flexionar el codo).
-Mantener «al menos…3 pies de distancia» a otras personas, «particularmente aquellas que tosan, estornuden y tengan fiebre».
-Evitar tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca.
-Consultar con el médico en caso de fiebre, tos y dificultad para respirar, llamando con antelación si se encuentra en zonas donde se está propagando el virus o si se las han visitado en los últimos 14-días.
-Permanecer «en casa si empieza a encontrarse mal, aunque se trate de síntomas leves como cefalea y rinorrea leve, hasta que se recupere» si se encuentra en zonas donde se está propagando el virus o si se las han visitado en los últimos 14-días.

El período de incubación oscila en general entre los 4-7 días, en el 95% de las ocasiones es menor a 12.5 días. Los límites extremos se han establecido entre 2-14 días después del contagio.

Las anormalidades de laboratorio más comunes en pacientes hospitalizados con neumonía incluyen leucopenia, linfopenia y leucocitosis (aunque la linfopenia parece ser el hallazgo más común). Otras anormalidades incluyen neutrofilia, trombocitopenia y disminución de la hemoglobina.

También se han descrito niveles elevados de transaminasas hepáticas, disminución de los niveles de albúmina y deterioro de la función renal.

En caso de infección bacteriana secundaria pueden estar elevados los niveles procalcitonina sérica y de proteína C-reactiva sérica.

En una revisión sistemática(9) los hallazgos analíticos más frecuentes fueron disminución de la albúmina(75,8%), elevación de proteína C reactiva(58,3%) y de lactato deshidrogenasa(57,0%), linfopenia(43,1%) y aumento de la velocidad de sedimentación globular(41,8%).

En cuanto a las pruebas de coagulación las anormalidades más comunes son un dímero D elevado y un tiempo de protrombina prolongado.Se asocian a peor pronóstico (mayor mortalidad) altos niveles de dímero D y linfopenia más grave.

Reacción en cadena de la polimerasa de transcripción inversa en tiempo real (RT-PCR)

Se requieren pruebas moleculares para confirmar el diagnóstico. El ARN del SARS-CoV-2 se detecta por RT-PCR. La prueba de amplificación de ácido nucleico para confirmación del SARS-CoV-2 es actualmente la prueba de elección para la confirmación de COVID-19. Una prueba positiva para SARS-CoV-2 confirma el diagnóstico de COVID-19(4). La precisión y los valores predictivos de las pruebas de SARS-CoV-2 no se han evaluado sistemáticamente.

Se sugiere recoger muestras de las vías respiratorias superiores (hisopo o lavado nasofaríngeo y orofaríngeo) en pacientes ambulatorios y/o muestras de las vías respiratorias inferiores (esputo y/o aspirado endotraqueal o lavado broncoalveolar) en pacientes con enfermedad respiratoria más grave. También se ha de considerar recolectar muestras clínicas adicionales (por ejemplo, sangre, heces, orina). Las muestras deben recolectarse bajo procedimientos apropiados de prevención y control de infecciones
Si se obtiene un resultado negativo de un paciente con un alto índice de sospecha de COVID-19, se deben recolectar y analizar muestras adicionales, especialmente si inicialmente sólo se recogieron muestras del tracto respiratorio superior.

Se sugiere además recoger muestras (hisopos nasofaríngeos) para descartar gripe y otras infecciones respiratorias de acuerdo con los procedimientos a nivel local. Es importante tener en cuenta que pueden producirse coinfecciones, y una prueba positiva para un patógeno no COVID-19 no descarta COVID-19(2).

En pacientes hospitalizados con COVID-19 confirmado, se puede repetir la recolección de muestras de vías respiratorias superiores e inferiores para confirmar la eliminación viral. La frecuencia de la recolección de muestras dependerá de las circunstancias clínicas y recursos disponibles.Los casos ingresados que al alta tengan un resultado de laboratorio negativo podrán ir a casa sin aislamiento.

En caso de neumonía, por su implicación en el manejo conviene considerar recoger muestras de sangre y esputo para su cultivo en todos los pacientes con el fin de descartar otras causas de infección de las vías respiratorias bajas, coinfección o sobreinfección.Las muestras deben recogerse antes de iniciar los antimicrobianos empíricos, si es posible.

Pruebas de imagen

Radiografía de tórax: solicitar en todos los pacientes con sospecha de neumonía. Se detectan infiltrados pulmonares unilaterales en el 25% de los pacientes. En el 73% de los casos la neumonía fue bilateral, presentando en el 68,5% de los casos una opacidad en vidrio esmerilado.

Si al paciente es preciso realizarle una radiografía de tórax, la radiografía para el diagnóstico de neumonía deberá incluir radiografía de tórax posteroanterior y lateral.

En resumen los parámetros de laboratorio clinicoque resultan alterados en pacientes con COVID-19 y son predictores significativos de resultados clínicos adversos y mortalidad, son los siguientes:

Aumento en los valores de:
– PCR: 75-93%
LDH: 27-92%
DIMERO D: 36 – 43%

HEMOGLOBINA: 41-50% (11)

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Innovative Tech Company First 30 Gives Away 10,000 Accounts

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Virtual Get Back to Work Program Powered by First 30

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First 30 Next Gen Outplacement

Amy Davies, Founder, First 30 Inc.

Amy Davies, Founder, First 30 Inc.

In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, First 30 Inc. is offering access for 10,000 affected by the current pandemic free of charge or by donation.

We hope this little gift helps employers and employees alike weather these challenging times.”

— Amy Davies

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 4, 2020 / — In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, for a limited time, First 30 Inc. is offering free access for 10,000 workers affected by the current pandemic free of charge or by donation. The Virtual Get Back to Work Outplacement Services Platform, launched by entrepreneur Amy Davies this past January, helps people recover from job loss and find employment.

According to Davies, the outplacement industry was in dire need of innovation and improvement long before the current economic crisis caused by COVID-19. “People were waiting for weeks to speak with coaches and travelling distances to meet with them live only to find their approach was prescriptive and formulaic,” she explains. “From a business perspective, the cost companies pay for outplacement services is so high it’s unsustainable in the long-term.”
The First 30 outplacement platform offers 30 days worth of coaching videos and resources on a wide range of topics including wellness, networking, job searching, interview prep and career planning. The program also includes resume and LinkedIn courses, regular webinars and an audio and e-edition of A Spark in the Dark (Davies’ book). Participants will have access to the program for one full year from login. Users will receive the support they need from anywhere at their own pace.

First 30 is starting with 10,000 free accounts, but hope to grow the campaign to offer free and discounted services to many more. First 30’s mission is to make sure all companies can offer outplacement to every employee affected by layoffs. This crisis is no exception. The tech company is also introducing solutions for small- and medium-sized business to support them in these trying times by providing access to their virtual outplacement services on a pay what you can, when you can basis. And, for larger organizations, First 30 is deeply discounting their services, valued at $2,000 per individual.

“These are unprecedented days,” says Davies. “We know businesses want to do the right thing and support their employees, but budgets are tight. “First 30 is helping both the business and the individual. We hope this little gift helps employers and employees alike weather these challenging times.”

About Amy Davies

Amy Davies, First 30 Inc. founder, is also the author of A Spark in the Dark: Illuminating Your Path to a Brilliant Career in a Reorg World. Davies has extensive experience with outplacement services. She lost her job twice during wide scale corporate restructuring and understands how outplacement benefits people affected by layoffs.

About First 30 Inc.

Founded in January 2020, the innovative tech company is an online, mobile-friendly outplacement program that offers 30 days worth of coaching videos and resources on a wide range of topics including wellness, networking, job searching, interview prep and career planning. The program also includes resume and LinkedIn courses, regular webinars and an audio and e-edition of A Spark in the Dark.

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Colonial Flag Foundation launches its 2nd Annual Child Abuse Prevention Virtual Healing Field®! Every Child Matters!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month with COVID-19 spreading around the world, identifying and rescuing abused children has become critical.

We worry about who will see abuse and report it right now,” That’s where we need neighbors & other family members to pay attention. All of us need to be involved. We all must make it our business.”

— Christi Thornhill

UNITED STATES, April 3, 2020 / — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Colonial Flag Foundation has joined forces with Operation Underground Railroad and National Exchange Club Foundation to help end child abuse. Each year approximately 3 million children are reported as abused in the U.S. – sadly, that number is growing.

With the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic spreading around the world, identifying and rescuing abused children has become critical. Child abuse prevention needs support NOW more than ever. Abused children may not be identified since schools, churches and other community support locations are closed. They may be trapped with their abusers due to social distancing along with shelter in place that creates increased tensions and abuse.

The Colonial Flag Foundation has raised over $42 million dollars to help charities through its Healing Field® and Field of Honor® flag display events. The Virtual Healing Field® flag display raises funds in the fight to end child abuse and provides the victims of abuse critically needed resources.

Virtual Healing Field® Flag Display Program
Beginning on April 1st through April 30th, 2020 Colonial Flag Foundation along with its partners Operation Underground Railroad and the National Exchange Club Foundation will launch a national effort. The 2nd Annual Virtual Healing Field® Flag Display allows individuals across the country to stand together in a united effort against child abuse.

For a $10.00 donation, individuals, churches, businesses and organizations can post a flag on a Virtual Map dedicated to ending child abuse. Sponsored flags will be flown on our Virtual Map to raise funds while at the same time inspiring others and showing support in ending child abuse.

Flags may be posted "in memory of" someone and may include a short bio or a short message.

Watch our virtual flag postings fill the virtual map as individuals, communities and organizations across this great nation unite to end child abuse.

Please choose your organization to support and share this unique approach to raise awareness and to help spread the word with your audience.

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Three Benefiting Charities

Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), the Nation Exchange Club (NEC) and Colonial Flag Foundation (CFF) have joined forces to make the Child Abuse Prevention Virtual Healing Field® an online option to raise awareness and funds during April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each organization is active in combating the scourge of child abuse. The need is real and proceeds will benefit the child abuse prevention programs of the three organizations:


The Operation Underground Railroad is a 501(C)(3) non-profit founded by Tim Ballard which assists governments around the world in the rescue of human trafficking and sex trafficking victims, with a special focus on children. O.U.R. also aids with planning, prevention, capture, and prosecution of offenders, and works with partner organizations for prevention, victim recovery, strengthened awareness, and fundraising efforts.

Here in the United States, child sex trafficking can intersect with domestic child abuse. When a victim is trafficked by a family member, very often domestic violence is also taking place. Violence in the home can also cause victims to become more vulnerable to being trafficked outside of the home, as both abusers and traffickers use similar tactics, including power and control, to dominate their victims.

Understanding the intersection between domestic child abuse and sex trafficking is extremely important for raising awareness of the realities of what survivors and victims’ face. (Unicef,

In the past six years of existence, Operation Underground Railroad has rescued over 3,300 survivors and assisted in the arrests of more than 1,800 traffickers in 25 U.S. states and in 24 countries around the world. The partners they empower have collectively helped the lives of more than 10,000 survivors who were enslaved, exploited or at risk.


Child Abuse Prevention is a National Project of the National Exchange Club to raise awareness for the magnitude of this tragedy while raising funds to develop and support programs to break the cycle of abuse.

This April, the impact of Prevention of Child Abuse has taken on an even greater meaning. With many parents, and other caretakers working from home or losing a job and homeschooling children, the added stress can increase the number of children at risk. When people are stressed, as many are this specific time of “shelter in place", it intensifies the possibility of abuse. Right now the National Exchange Club Parent Aide Model is even more essential.


The Colonial Flag Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit which develops and implements programs to help bring awareness, educate and raise funds for organizations around the country. The Foundation is a proven platform to increase awareness and raise funds for causes having accomplished this with thousands of events over two decades. Child Abuse Prevention is a critical effort that Colonial Flag Foundation is anxious to support.

Parents in need of talk support can call the National Parent Helpline at 1-855-427-2736 or the Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD. To report child abuse or neglect, contact law enforcement or child protective services in your county.

Supporting Families During COVID-19


Stacy Rogers
Colonial Flag Foundation
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Every Child Matters

Source: EIN Presswire

Doodlebuggers Service Network Ranks No. 141 on the 2020 Florida Inc. 500

Florida Inc 500

Florida Inc 500

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Pensacola Chimney Repair

Inc 5000 and Florida Inc 500

Inc 5000 and Florida Inc 500

Florida Inc. magazine revealed that Doodlebuggers, a Pensacola and Destin Fireplace, Grill & Outdoor Store, is No. 141 on its annual Inc. 500 Florida list.

This is just the beginning even though we are celebrating our 21st year in business. We are on our way to be a 25-year overnight success story.”

— Thomas LaMontagne

PENSACOLA, FL, USA, April 3, 2020 / — Florida Inc. magazine revealed that Doodlebuggers, a Pensacola and Destin Fireplace, Grill & Outdoor Store, is No. 141 on its annual Inc. 500 Florida list, the most prestigious ranking of Florida’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within Florida’s most dynamic segment of its economy—its independent small businesses.

Tom LaMontagne, founder, and co-owner of Doodlebuggers stated, “I want to give praise to God and a shout out to the Doodlebuggers Team for making this even possible. This is just the beginning even though we are celebrating our 21st year in business. We are on our way to be a 25-year overnight success story.”

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 500 Florida list been very competitive within their markets, but the list also shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. Doodlebuggers is honored to make the 2020 Inc. 500 Florida list – in addition to making the nation’s Inc 5000 list the previous year. Doodlebuggers has a 95% growth in the previous two years, starting with a bold expansion in 2017. Complete results of the Inc. 500, can be found at

“The companies on this year’s Florida Inc. 500 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

Doodlebuggers Service Network is a retail and service company that deals with home services and products such as grills, fireplaces, and custom outdoor kitchens in Pensacola and surrounding areas. With two showrooms in Destin and Pensacola, this company has become a true member of the overall communities and has proven itself to be professional and reliable, as well as putting the emphasis on offering the best customer service possible. Doodlebuggers Service Network was established in 1998 and offers services to both residential and commercial clients – such as air ducts, chimneys, and dryer vents – in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton, Okaloosa and Baldwin Counties. Their technicians are certified by several associations including the National Fireplace Institute (NFI), Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) American Indoor Air Quality Council and the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), as well as hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

For more information regarding Doodlebuggers Service Network, call (850) 477-1151 or visit their website at

Tom LaMontagne
Doodlebuggers Service Network
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Why choose Doodlebuggers, Pensacola and Destin Fireplaces, Grills and Outdoor Showroom

Source: EIN Presswire