Expanding Educational Opportunities with New Heights Educational Group

Posted by Hailey Roos on Wed, Dec 29, 2021 @ 12:36 PM
  • New Heights Educational Group offers a range of emotional support services for children and adults
  • NHEG has expanded its outreach by over 90,000 people during the pandemic in 2020 and has continued to grow globally
  • All of NHEG’s volunteers are dedicated to the cause and are committed to providing the highest quality educational services for children and adults with differing abilities 

About New Heights Educational Group

New Heights Educational Group (NHEG) promotes literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services, including assisting families in the selection of schools; organization of educational activities; and acquisition of materials. NHEG promotes a healthy learning environment and enrichment programs for families of preschool and school-age children, including children with special needs.

NHEG was founded in 2006 by Pamela Clark. Pamela discovered that families need to cooperate in educating children with learning difficulties such as ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism, and neurological disorders. 

New Heights Educational Group has grown its online reach during 2020 by over 90,000 people. Pamela Clark leads a team of over 90 volunteers that research advancements, provide training to teachers for different learning styles, and is experienced in successful online learning. The organization replaced its $45 per week cost for tutoring services to $45 per month during the pandemic. NHEG’s online courses, informational services, and tutoring now reach more than 350,000 students across the nation.

NHEG’s largest following is for the free courses. They have expanded an online reading ambassador program where athletes read stories to students online. This past year, many new courses were added, including a Chinese and Music course, as well as a low-cost Chemistry course. Everyone that works with NHEG is a volunteer and works hard to create real change and bring resources and educational opportunities to all individuals. 

Volunteer Spotlight

Julia Landy began volunteering with NHEG in July 2020. She has worked as a graphic designer, video editor, and new media creator. At only 16 years old, her talents outshine her age, and she has created media and advertisements for NHEG’s newest reading programs, updated course logos, annual cards, and more - totaling over 40 assignments. Julia’s work is essential to NHEG’s continued growth.

Marina Klimi began volunteering with NHEG in August 2013. She creates the bimonthly NHEG EDGuide, which is packed with information in educational topics. Marina creates the covers for each magazine and organizes massive amounts of information to share with the public while also being a team leader. Marina works hard to inform and educate the public on the happenings and opportunities that New Heights Educational Group offers on a regular basis. Her dedication and skills help NHEG expand around the world and has benefited the American nonprofit.  

New Heights Educational Group won the Gold Stevie Award for COVID-19 Response Categories - Educational Hero of the Year, as well as three Bronze Stevie Awards for Support Staffer of the Year; Marketer of the Year; and Product Developer of the Year in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: marketing awards, American business awards, marketing award, covid-19 hero, COVID-19 response awards

Winners Announced in HCL’s Red Ladder Women in Technology Categories in the 18th Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Dec 16, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

Winners in three categories sponsored by HCL Technologies, to recognize the achievements of female technology leaders, were announced today in the 18th Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, an international competition that shines a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and organizations run by women.

The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners will be honored during a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, January 13.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in all other categories in the competition were announced on September 23.

SAWIB21 HCL Winners Announced - social

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations and individuals around the world were submitted this year for consideration in categories such as COVID-19 Response, Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, and Startup of the Year, among others. More than 160 business professionals working in eight specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

The winners in the categories sponsored by HCL Technologies, a leading global technology company, are as follows:

Excellence in Redefining the Next-Gen Workplace
BP plc, Houston, TX USA: Tracy Pyle, Head of Citizen Digital Center
Ascension Health, Milwaukee, WI USA: Meghan Hendricks, Vice President of Relationship and Demand Management
T-Mobile, Bellevue, WA USA: Elizabeth Hunter, Senior Vice President – Technology

Leading Through Uncertainty
Rogers Communications, Toronto, ON Canada: Shannon Bell, Senior VP - IT
Stanley Black & Decker, West Hartford, CT USA: Leslie Scott, VP & CIO, IT Enterprise Services
SiriusXM Radio, Pompano Beach, FL USA: Christa Petros, Vice President, Product Development
The Standard, Portland, OR USA: Kelli Wilson, AVP, IT Infrastructure and Operations

New-Normal Digital Transformer
BMO Financial Group, Toronto, ON Canada: Bindhu Alvar Thiruvenkadathan, CIO, Wealth Management
InterContinental Hotels Group, Atlanta, GA USA: Michelle Griffith, VP, Security Governance, Risk & Compliance
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA USA: Deepika Manglani, VP, Product and Program Management
Merck & Co. Inc., North Wales, PA USA: Denise Allen-Williams, Vice President
Weyerhaeuser, Seattle, WA USA: Amanda McKinstry, IT Senior Director - Enterprise Systems

“We heartily congratulate all of the 2021 HCL’s Red Ladder Women in Technology category winners. On year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, these organizations and leaders have shown that they are able to adapt to anything thrown their way and pivot to an enhanced virtual climate,” said Maggie Miller, Stevie Awards president.


Visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women for a complete list of Stevie winners by category. Registration for the January 13 virtual awards ceremony closes on January 7.

Topics: stevie awards for women in business, technology awards, information technology awards, HCL Technologies, T-mobile, BP Plc

Supplement Manufacturing Partners’ Exponential Growth in a Competitive Industry

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Dec 15, 2021 @ 11:43 PM
  • Supplement Manufacturing Partners is a US-based leading nutraceutical manufacturer 
  • The company has hundreds of stock supplement formulas as well as several exclusive formulas that no other company offers 
  • Despite the pandemic, SMP had massive growth and offers solutions at every step of the supplement manufacturing process 

About Supplement Manufacturing Partners

Supplement Manufacturing Partners is a leading manufacturer of nutraceuticals in the United States. With over 20,000 sqft of office and warehouse space, SMP is a complete turnkey solution for any brand owner. With over 200 stock supplement formulas, Supplement Manufacturing Partners has one of the largest collections of formulas on the market, as well as several exclusive formulas that no other company has. 

SMP Nutra was founded in late 2019 by three childhood friends and nutraceutical manufacturing industry veterans. With over a decade of direct experience under their belts, they found the prevailing industry-specific business model lacking. SMP Nutra was built to address the glaring issues they saw with pricing, timing, communication, marketing, and overall customer satisfaction. It is because of SMP Nutra’s responsive and turnkey business model that they were able to realize massive growth in 2020 amidst the global pandemic. From expansion, employment, sales, marketing, and more, SMP Nutra excelled at nearly everything regarding supplement manufacturing. In its first full year, SMP generated over $20 million in revenue and more than tripled its number of employees. 

Despite only being founded in late 2019, the team at SMP still managed to have massive success. They expanded their stock formulary from a handful of supplements to over 200 different formulas. Being trend-responsive and experienced has enabled them to offer unique and high-demand stock formulas, giving them a competitive advantage over others in the industry. SMP has produced supplements for more than 300 brands, helped launch over 180 new brands, and has helped fulfill orders for over 50 brands, allowing clients to focus on running their brand while ensuring that customers get their packages in a timely manner. SMP has also helped numerous brands get into many large retailers such as Whole Foods, Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and more. 

SMP Nutra understands the notion of front-loading as much value as possible to their clients and stakeholders, and as such, they put themselves last in the value chain. This philosophy has enabled them to grow their supplement formula catalog exponentially in the past year, outpacing their competition. With over 175 products added in just the last year, they have surpassed the closest competitor’s entire catalog by almost 100 SKUs. Supplement Manufacturing Partners enables brands (both established and new) to fully create their vision and deliver something to be proud of. SMP’s highly skilled team of graphic designers and marketers assist in creating high-visibility brands and superior product presentation, enabling their client’s high rate of growth relative to the competition. 

Supplement Manufacturing Partners won the Gold Stevie Award for Company / Organization Categories - Company of the Year - Manufacturing - Medium and a Bronze Stevie Award for Company / Organization Categories - Fastest Growing Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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Kategorien zum Umgang mit COVID-19 bei den German Stevie® Awards 2022

Posted by Jule Kern on Mon, Dec 13, 2021 @ 06:14 AM

Diese speziellen Kategorien widmen sich Personen und Organisationen, die sich den Herausforderungen der Pandemie stellen.

Dass unser Leben auch weiterhin von den Auswirkungen eines Virus bestimmt wird, hätte sich vor zwei Jahren niemand vorstellen können. Auch weiterhin ist COVID-19 ein Schock für die Wirtschaft und die ökonomischen Folgen der globalen Pandemiebewältigung werden über viele Jahre hinweg spürbar sein. Organisationen stellen sich weiterhin der Herausforderung, sich neu aufzustellen, den Auswirkungen der COVID-19 Pandemie zu begegnen und permanent völlig neue – finanzielle wie operative – Situationen zu meistern.

Preisträger der German Stevie Awards 2019In dieser schweren Zeit braucht es Heldinnen und Helden, die im Großen und im Kleinen mit anpacken, damit unsere Gesellschaft weiter funktioniert. Diese Bemühungen sollen durch die Kategorien zum Umgang mit COVID-19 bei den German Stevie® Awards 2022 geehrt werden. Diese besonderen Kategorien wurden geschaffen, um die Beiträge von Einzelpersonen, Gruppen und Organisationen zu würdigen, die sich in den vergangenen Monaten tapfer dafür eingesetzt haben, dass wir sicher, gesund, beschäftigt und informiert sind und bleiben.

Hier erhalten Sie Ihre Teilnahmeunterlagen

Wie sehen die Kategorien für den Umgang mit COVID-19 aus?

Die Kategorie ist in vier Gruppen unterteilt:

Nominierung von Einzelpersonen

In dieser Kategorie können einzelne Personen nominiert werden, die sich zum Beispiel medizinisch-pflegerisch oder auf Bildungs- oder Regierungsebene darum bemüht haben, Leben zu retten, aufzuklären und Sicherheit in der Bevölkerung zu schaffen.

Nominierungen von Organisationen

Wie der Name schon sagt, können in dieser Gruppe ganze Organisationen und Unternehmen nominiert werden, die durch ihre beispielhafte Reaktion auf die Pandemie das Wohlergehen ihrer Mitarbeiter und Gemeinden sichergestellt haben oder innovativ Arbeitsplätze so umgestaltet haben, dass die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter geschützt waren und trotzdem produktiv weiter arbeiten konnten.

Nominierung für Marketing und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

In dieser Gruppe werden Nominierungen zur Social-Media-Nutzung, PR- und Marketing-Kampagnen entgegengenommen, die zum Ziel hatte, die Öffentlichkeit über die Pandemie und die Gewährleistung größtmöglicher Sicherheit zu informieren.

Produkt- und Dienstleistungsnominierungen

In dieser Gruppe werden alle medizinischen, technischen oder sonstige Innovationen ausgezeichnet, die seit Anfang 2020 entwickelt wurden, um die Auswirkungen des Virus zu mildern.

Alle Infos zu den unterschiedlichen Kategorien finden Sie hier.

Mit gutem Beispiel voran: Großartige COVID-19 Reaktionen in 2021

Im letzten Jahr wurde Appsfactory aus Leipzig mit einem goldenen Stevie® Award für die wertvollste technische Innovation während der Pandemie und einem Silber Award für die wertvollste Dienstleistung ausgezeichnet. Das Unternehmen entwickelte die flaschenpost-App, um die Getränkeversorgung so unkompliziert und sicher wie möglich zu gestalten. Durch die großen Herausforderungen, die die Corona-Pandemie mit sich gebracht hat, tragen flaschenpost-App und -Service zudem dazu bei, das Infektionsgeschehen zu minimieren und die Grundversorgung dennoch aufrechtzuerhalten. Tausende Menschen, vor allem Bedürftige und ältere Personen sowie Menschen in Quarantäne, können sich ihre per App bestellten Getränke nicht nur kosten-, sondern auch kontaktlos liefern lassen.

Die Deutsche Post DHL Group gewann in den Kategorien für COVID-19 gleich zwei goldenen Awards. Im Bereich Kommunikations- oder PR-Kampagne des Jahres - COVID-19-bezogene Informationen und im Bereich für die beste Nutzung sozialer Medien - COVID-19-bezogene Informationen wurde das Unternehmen aus Bonn für ihr Video mit der Botschaft: The only choice left is to do what’s right ausgezeichnet, in dem Mitarbeitende des Unternehmens zum Schutz durch Hygienemaßnahmen aufrufen. In den sozialen Medien erreichte der Film eine Reichweite von mehr als elfeinhalb Millionen. CEO Frank Appel thematisierte den Film auf LinkedIn. DHL Express nutze den Film als Beleg für Diversity im Unternehmen. 

Weiter Gewinnende aus dem Jahr 2021 in den Kategorien zur Reaktion auf COVID-19 sind: Alpine One GmbH (Grünwald), DMKS (Tübingen), die HUGO BOSS AG (Metzingen), die Korth Media GmbH & Co. KG (Wittingen), die Leagas Delaney Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), die Telag AG (Zürich, Schweiz) und die Yalwa GmbH (Wiesbaden).

Eine vollständige Liste der Gewinnenden in diesem Kategorien finden Sie hier.

Topics: Wirtschaftspreis, deutscher Wirtschaftspreis, GSA22, Umgang mit Covid-19

Bug Bites No Longer an Issue With Bug Bite Thing

Posted by Hailey Roos on Tue, Dec 07, 2021 @ 12:19 PM
  • Kelley Higney founded Bug Bite Thing when her family suffered from constant mosquito bites in South Florida
  • The company was pitched on ABC’s show Shark Tank, and has since seen exponential success

About Bug Bite Thing 

Bug Bite Thing is dedicated to offering people a chemical-free and eco-friendly solution that alleviates the discomfort, stinging, itching, and swelling caused by bug bites and bee/wasp stings. The reusable suction tool removes insect saliva/venom from under the skin and is reusable, chemical-free, and safe to use on children of all ages, as well as adults. It is Amazon’s #1 selling product for insect bite relief.

How It Works – Bug Bite Thing

Bug Bite Thing’s History

Kelley Higney is the founder and CEO of Bug Bite Thing. Kelley grew up in San Diego, California, and worked with her mother, Ellen McAlister, on the family’s international export and distribution business for 15 years before starting Bug Bite Thing. Kelley and her family relocated to South Florida and were unprepared for how mosquitos would impact their quality of life. The family was suffering from constant mosquito bites, and after many failed attempts using creams and trying home remedies, Kelley discovered a little-known tool that uses suction to help remove insect
saliva/venom from under the skin. Kelley was amazed to
find that the product worked well and offered instant relief. 

In 2017, Kelley Higney was selling Bug Bite Thing at local farmers’ markets and bake sales. Then one day, there was a conversation about Bug Bite Thing in a local South Florida Mom Group on social media. The local news picked up on that conversation and contacted Kelley for an interview, resulting in thousands of units of inventory being sold out in just one week. 

In 2019, Kelley Higney and her mother, Ellen, appeared on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank and pitched the Sharks to invest in their company. They had all the Sharks biting with offers and accepted inventor and entrepreneur Lori Greiner’s “Golden Ticket” as an expression of her strong interest in the company. Since appearing on Shark Tank, the company’s sales increased overnight. 

Today, Bug Bite Thing is sold by major retail chains including Walmart, FSA Store, Home Depot, REI, Bed Bath & Beyond, True Value Hardware, The Grommet, BattlBox, and other independent retailers. 

Bug Bite Thing won the Gold Stevie Award for Management Categories - Woman of the Year - Consumer Products and a Bronze Stevie Award for Achievement Categories - Achievement in Growth in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: entrepreneurs, American business awards, product awards, female entrepreneurs, Growth awards, bug bite thing

Turnitin Helps Students Uphold Academic Integrity

Posted by Hailey Roos on Wed, Dec 01, 2021 @ 09:47 PM
  • Turnitin is dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and research with products used by students and educators
  • The company’s Feedback Studio with Draft Coach allows students to directly improve their research and writing skills in real-time while drafting essays 
  • Turnitin’s comprehensive database helps students do proper research, cite sources effectively, and deliver high-quality academic writing 

About Turnitin

Turnitin is a global company dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and research and meaningfully improving learning outcomes. Turnitin partners with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Turnitin’s products are used by students and professionals to do their best, original work.

Turnitin is well known as a company that upholds academic integrity, streamlines assessment, and encourages students to do their own work. Turnitin’s most recent offering, Turnitin Feedback Studio with Draft Coach, gives students the power to directly improve their original thinking skills while drafting assignments. Students learn by making mistakes, but learning is much more effective when those mistakes are made - and able to be corrected - before they turn in an assignment. When students can write, iterate, and revise their work, tremendous gains are made in their writing ability. Feedback Studio with Draft Coach is exactly the product to allow that interactive process to occur in Google Docs, where most students are composing essays for their courses. 

Draft Coach’s features and benefits include: 

  • Students run a similarity check directly within Google Docs to ensure proper research and understand where to revise their writing prior to final submission
  • Students give credit where credit is due by using Draft Coach to find any missing references and citations 
  • In-app guidance helps students think critically about their similarities and citation checks
  • Students tend to spend more time writing and revising before submitting their final essay, meaning that they are learning more with each iteration and also turning in better essays 
  • Teachers save time because students can apply the formative feedback to correct errors and submit their own best and original work 

Turnitin Feedback Studio with Draft Coach helps students improve their academic writing and research skills by providing access to Similarity Reports and citation feedback as they draft in Google Docs. Draft Coach serves as an integrity coach that lives where students work and supports them in doing proper research, citing sources effectively, and delivering high-quality academic writing. By providing students with formative feedback on citations and matches with Turnitin’s comprehensive database of internet, student papers, and academic content, Draft Coach helps educators cultivate more independent learners and confident writers. 

Turnitin won the Gold Stevie Award for New Product & Service Categories - Education - Learning Capacity-Building Solution in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards, product of the year, new product awards, new product of the year, best new product or service, consumer product awards