JESA and ShowStoppers sign MOU to boost international press attendance, coverage of CEATEC JAPAN tech show

We look forward to working with JESA to connect international journalists with CEATEC — as we introduce Japanese tech companies to ShowStoppers events and plan to produce a press event at CEATEC”

— Steve Leon

TOKYO, JAPAN, December 12, 2018 / — AUSTIN, TX., USA, 12 Dec. 2018 and TOKYO, JAPAN, 13 Dec. 2018 – ShowStoppers® and the Japan Electronics Show Association (JESA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that calls for ShowStoppers and JESA to develop a range of activities that drive international press attendance and coverage of CEATEC JAPAN®,, the annual exhibition that organizes the Internet of Things, robotics, AI and other digital technologies to showcase Japan’s vision for growth and the super-smart Society 5.0 of the future.

To begin, JESA will exhibit and meet with journalists that attend ShowStoppers @ CES, the press event that ShowStoppers produces 8 Jan. 2019 in Las Vegas. More than 1,300 journalists from 60 countries are already registered for this event – and over 100 startups and industry leaders are planning to introduce and demo new products and services for work, home and play.

“We look forward to working together with JESA over the next three years to connect more journalists from around the world with CEATEC JAPAN — as we introduce Japanese technology companies to ShowStoppers events around the world, and also develop plans to produce the Official Press Event at CEATEC JAPAN,” said Steve Leon, principal, ShowStoppers.

“We are closely working with ShowStoppers to accelerate the global activities for delivering our message in order to address the new concept of CEATEC JAPAN – the Cyber Physical System/IoT (CPS/IoT) exhibition that shows how to integrate policies, industries and technologies to connect society and drive the future – Fintech, online shopping, cyber security, smart homes and smart factories, autonomous driving, fitness and healthcare, 5G, robotics, artificial intelligence, Big Data.” said Kiyoshi Shikano, Executive Vice President, JESA.

JESA manages CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) JAPAN, an annual exhibition in October that connects society and co-creates the future at the Japan's largest CPS/IoT oriented exhibition and conference.

Now in its 25th year, ShowStoppers,, produces special events where reporters, editors, columnists and industry analysts discover the future of business, consumer, lifestyle and digital technologies — for work, home and play. These events are sponsored by hot companies with cool products that seek to meet the press.

ShowStoppers produces the official press events at IFA and NAB; partners with CTA for ShowStoppers LaunchIt, a pitch event for startups during CES; and produces events concurrent with CES, Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Americas and CE Week, among others.

To exhibit at ShowStoppers events, contact Dave Leon, principal and director of sales,, +1-845-638-3527.

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Seizure Response Service Dog Delivered to 15-year-old Boy in Royal Palm Beach, Florida

Seizure Response Service Dog

Peggy, SDWR Seizure Response Dog

SDWR service dogs

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or SDWR, is based in Madison, Virginia

A 15-year-old boy named Johnn David “J.D.” living in Royal Palm Beach, Florida has just received a Seizure Response Service Dog from SDWR.

Last year he was admitted into the hospital where he experienced over a hundred seizures a day.”

— Jhon, J.D.'s father

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL, USA, December 12, 2018 / — A 15-year-old boy named Johnn David “J.D.” living in Royal Palm Beach, Florida has just received an extremely special Seizure Response Service Dog from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or “SDWR,” has a mission to provide specially bred and custom-trained dogs for individuals of all ages with invisible disabilities like Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD, Diabetes, or in the case of J.D. — Seizure Disorder. In addition to hundreds of working dogs already placed, there are over 400 families enrolled in SDWR’s program awaiting their service dog delivery.

Peggy, a labrador retriever Seizure Response Dog, has already received countless hours of training through SDWR’s service dog raiser program where volunteers raise puppies in training for approximately one year. The dogs and raisers must follow through the foundation and skill set training provided through SDWR trainers at the facility in Virginia.

Peggy is also an honored graduate of the SDWR Fallen Officer Puppy Program. The Fallen Officer Puppy Program, also known as “FOPP,” is an initiative by SDWR to pay respect to the legacy of service by fallen American police who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Peggy is named in honor of fallen hero Assistant Warden Peggy L. Sylvester of the Opelousas Police Department in Louisiana who was killed in an automobile accident. Peggy’s work as a Seizure Response Service Dog with J.D. will carry on in memoriam of Assistant Warden Sylvester’s life of service before self.

J.D. was diagnosed at 11 months old and has suffered from seizures his entire life. “Last year he was admitted into the hospital where he experienced over a hundred seizures a day. Subsequently he was medevaced to Miami Children's hospital and the pediatric neurological team decided to surgically remove a small piece of his brain,” says J.D.’s father, Jhon. With Peggy by his side, J.D. is confident that having a Seizure Response Dog will provide him with the independence he needs to face the everyday challenges of living with a seizure disorder.

With the new arrival of Peggy, J.D. will have a four-legged tool that has received foundational training to not only assist J.D. during seizures, but also help him to live a more independent and less anxiety-filled life. Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), J.D.’s service dog will be able to accompany her everywhere– from school, to church, and even to soccer practice.

SDWR will continue to work with J.D. and Peggy in their home environment, to train for specific needs he may have. What makes SDWR so unique from other nonprofit service dog organizations is this highly customized and tailored training program. SDWR trainers will continue to return for training sessions with J.D. and his family along with Peggy for the next 18 months every 3-4 months to continue fine tuning Peggy’s skills to best fit their lifestyle and J.D.’s disability.

What sets SDWR apart from other nonprofit service dog organizations, is that they have no age restrictions and none of the enrolled families ever travel in order to receive their service dog or participate in team training. SDWR’s customized training methods and careful considerations are made in order to match every service dog to their “person.” J.D.’s service dog will work with the SDWR trainers over an 18-month training program towards public access training and certification. Through hard work and dedication of the organization and J.D. they must work together to build on training foundations and fundamentals.

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers is a non-profit organization based in Madison, Virginia, and relies on donations to help the organization in its mission, “Until there’s a cure … there’s a dog.” To make a donation or learn more about SDWR, please visit the website, To learn more about Seizure Response Service Dogs visit To find out how you can volunteer or serve as a service dog raiser visit

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New York Tennis Expo Returns to Bring Fun for the Entire Family

WANTAGH, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 / — Have you ever wanted to play on the same courts as professional tennis players? Do you want to experience playing on the beach in the middle of winter? What about meeting and getting an autograph from a professional player? The 2019 New York Tennis Expo will have all of this and much more, and is completely FREE to attend.

Bring the whole family down to NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 9 as the New York Tennis Expo arrives to kick off the 2019 New York Open, Long Island’s own ATP World Tour tournament.

The 2019 New York Open will play host to some of the best tennis players in the world, including sixth-ranked Kevin Anderson, ninth-ranked John Isner, former Wimbledon semifinalist Sam Querrey, and the all-time greatest doubles team of Bob & Mike Bryan.

There will be professional tennis players from the tournament on-site during the Expo to sign autographs, take part in meet-and-greets and lend a hand at the New York Open Draw Ceremony.

"We are excited over presenting the New York Tennis Expo and New York Open 2.0 so to speak," said GF Sports Executive Vice President and New York Open Tournament Director Josh Ripple. "When we reflect on the 2018 New York Open, it was clear that the New York Tennis Expo successfully seeded the week which afforded kids, adults and sports and recreational companies locally and regionally a chance to be exposed to the new NYCB LIVE, our signature black courts and plain old fun and value that United Sports Publications brought to the party.”

Click Here for your free Attendee Ticket and Complimentary Parking.

The New York Tennis Expo will have something for the whole family. The Activity Zone is highlighted by the main Grandstand Court, used by professional tennis players, where local college tennis teams, along with special guests, both players and coaches, will be on-court all-day long conducting clinics for attendees. There will also be a 10U mini-court where young players can play on an official Net Generation court, led by certified instructors.

The Kids Zone will feature a bounce house, face-painting, balloon animals, and other games and activities. And while the weather outside will be cold, get a taste of summer in the winter at the Expo with our Beach Tennis Court, where you can throw off your shoes and step onto the sand for a game of Beach Tennis, and have a chance to compare your serve with the pros at the Speed Serve Booth.

The 2019 New York Tennis Expo will also feature some of the industry’s top coaches, as well as members of the New York Open draw, on our two Speaker Session Panels.

There will be so much to see and do at the 2019 New York Tennis Expo … so don't miss out! We will have more announcements, updates and news as the event draws closer so stay tuned!

Click here for more information on the 2019 New York Tennis Expo. The event is completely FREE to attend, and if you pre-register, you receive FREE parking on the day of the event.

To find out how you market your company, brand and services to our audience at the 2019 New York Tennis Expo, contact or call (516) 409-4444.

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Patrick Brown's Media and Book Tour

Patrick Brown makes comeback in Brampton

Patrick Brown wins Brampton

Over 200 people attended the Brampton Book Launch

“Politics is described as a bloodsport … this book [has] taken it to a new level. I would call it a Game of Thrones kind of assassination.”

— —Cynthia Mulligan, CityNews, Toronto

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, December 12, 2018 / — We are pleased to confirm the Ottawa Region Book launch for Patrick Brown’s bestselling book TAKEDOWN.

It is your chance to meet and hear Mayor Patrick Brown speak about politics. Learn about the backroom deals, the consultants and key players who ultimately played a role in his hasty resignation as party leader. This is a story about a person who rebuilt the party from the ground up with an inclusive and diverse group of passionate Canadians and for Patrick’s vision for Ontario and a better Canada.

Last month, Optimum released the biggest Canadian political book of this century. We did not do so for the headlines, but in order to provide the public with a profound look into the human condition and the driving forces of greed, power, deceit — particularly how these forces manifest themselves as collusion, conspiracy, and flat-out lies.

The book, Takedown by Patrick Brown, can now be found on both the Indigo and Amazon Bestsellers lists. It instantly hit number one on Amazon’s Hot New Releases and Political Bestsellers lists.

The true legacy of this book will be revealed gradually over the coming months and years. Indeed, there will be significant breaking news stories coming out in the next few weeks that underline just one of the central themes outlined in the book.

We urge everyone who cares about politics, fairness, and justice to pay attention to news out of British Columbia and the ongoing investigations into organized crime and money laundering. Pay particular attention to the connections to the Liberal and PC parties in Ontario and a “purging” of sorts through a mainstream financial institution.

The story is far from over.

December 15, 2018
Media Scrum at 10:45 to 11:00
Holiday Inn Gloucester

December 15, 2018
Time 9:45 to 10:45

Eastern Ontario Book Launch
Holiday Inn Gloucester, ON

December 15, 2018
Time 11:00 to 12:00

Beechwood Books host book signing and authors Q and A with Patrick Brown
Holiday Inn Gloucester, ON

December 20, 2118
Time: 5:15 to 6:30
Chapters Indigo (Kennedy Road and 401)


“Politics is described as a bloodsport … this book [has] taken it to a new level. I would call it a Game of Thrones kind of assassination.
—Cynthia Mulligan, CityNews, Toronto

“Brown lets the reader in on the inner workings of politics in a way that’s never been done before. … Laid out bluntly and honestly, there is a lot of retrospection.”
—Diana Davison, The Post Millennial

“Brampton Mayor-elect Patrick Brown’s new memoir breaks the mould of stodgy, predictable political biographies that employ pedestrian language to bore readers into submission … It’s a tell-all thriller and political takedown of Ontario Progressive Cons.”
—San Grewal, Publisher of The Pointer

“Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown comes out swinging in a new tell-all memoir.”
—Farrah Merali, CBC News

“To be honest, I couldn’t put it down.”
—Libby Znaimer, Zoomer Radio AM740 / FM 96.7 Toronto

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Cynthia Muligan with Patrick Brown

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Marité Cochard Earns a Cover Story in the December 2018 Issue of Featured Agent Magazine

The December 2018 Real Estate Edition includes features on professionals in California and New York.

Those featured in our December issue represent some of the most successful and dedicated professionals in the real estate industry.”

— Lisa White

PHOENIX, AZ, USA, December 12, 2018 / — The December 2018 Real Estate Edition of Featured Agent Magazine has been released, and features Southern California Real Estate Professional Marité Cochard, and New York Real Estate Professional Diana Wong. The edition is available in its entirety on Featured Agent Magazine’s website.

Marité Cochard has made a name for herself over the last decade in Los Angeles County, through her work with buyers and sellers of all kinds — from first-time buyers and seniors downsizing, to investors and those grappling with foreclosure. She is among the Top 20 agents out of 1,200 company-wide, and has expanded her service offerings to include the certifications of Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR). To further contribute to her professional community, Marité mentors and teaches marketing classes to fellow agents. She also makes a charitable impact through her contributions to several causes close to her heart.

The issue also includes a profile story on Diana Wong, a real estate professional based in New York City. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Diana is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, which adds noteworthy value for multilingual and international clientele. With her local knowledge of New York’s five boroughs well-established, Diana is a proven professional with a strong business background, a host of first-hand experience, and a reputation for delivering results.

Lisa White, Managing Editor of Featured Agent Magazine says, “Those featured in our December issue represent some of the most successful and dedicated professionals in the real estate industry. It is our pleasure to help share their stories, and introduce others to their outstanding services.”

Featured Agent Magazine is targeted towards real estate and mortgage professionals, along with consumers. The magazine’s website includes a searchable agent directory, allowing consumers to locate and connect with real estate and mortgage professionals in their communities. Educational articles, along with a variety of lifestyle articles are also included in each issue.

Featured Agent Magazine is published by Times 3 Publishing Group, LLC. Call 888-437-5707 or visit for more information. Follow Featured Agent on Twitter or Facebook.

Lisa White
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E-Therapist Samantha M. Ruth of Never Give Up to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 / — Samantha M. Ruth is a psychotherapist who always sensed this was her calling. Today she runs a counseling business; a business that evolved from her own life transitions and is named Never Give Up. The name bespeaks the way she fights, with such intensity and passion that a client once called her a pit bull. Never Give Up has also been Samantha’s personal mantra as she struggled– to start her career over when she moved to Denver CO for love, with health issues, and then again when she lost her cherished husband in 2017. Having lived through some of what her clients go through might be the reason Samantha connects so well with them—whether they are speaking via texts and emails, on Skype, or sometimes, in person.

Samantha says that when she first came to Colorado with her Michigan therapy license it was hard to carve out a niche there. Her new state had restrictions on how someone with family and school counseling credentials could market themselves. Samantha was viewed as overqualified for some jobs she applied for. Several of the Midwest based clients who relied on her support kept calling and emailing, and thus, her career as an e-therapist was born. Samantha believes it is the wave of the future! Finding one hour a week (or more when needed) is doable for people when they don’t have to walk away from a job or a child, or to travel on snow days. It’s also easier for some people to dig deep and divulge certain issues in an email than when facing a therapist.

Early in her career Samantha worked with teens and their families in a residential setting. She went on to create much success in clinical and educational settings throughout Wayne County Michigan. As a therapist, she has helped clients to cope with anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders and more, taking a holistic (rather than medicinal) route whenever possible. She has also handled relationship issues, like the fear of commitment or how to communicate better with one’s partner. Samantha feels having extra support for a transition–such as a new love interest, a career change or a pending marriage–can lead to a healthier relationship or outcome. That kind of transition might involve moving to a strange new place, as Samantha once did.

Samantha married “the man that got away”, the true love she met when she was too young and too involved in her education and career to handle it. Through social media they found each other again in 2013, married quickly, and stayed oh-so-close together to make up for the years in between. Sadly, Samantha’s husband passed away in 2017. Before he went off to work that day, she told Jim “I love you more” and he responded, “I love you most.”

Samantha fought back from grief and loss, just as she had fought illness and for her career. She keeps moving on and recently was hand-selected to train with Jack Canfield and learn the Success Principles methodology. She looks forward to attaining her certification soon and meanwhile keeps fighting for clients and their life goals. The main idea for clients is to know that you are worth it, and to never give up!

CUTV News Radio will feature Psychotherapist Samantha M. Ruth in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on Friday Dec. 14 and Jim Masters on Friday, Dec. 21, both at 12:00 Noon EST.

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Lynette R. Monzo of Monzo HVAC Consulting to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 / — Energy efficiency is all about doing things better, smarter and faster, identifying ways to save money by being less wasteful with the energy we consume.

Lynette R. Monzo is the founder of Monzo HVAC Consulting, which specializes in energy efficiency. Monzo HVAC Consulting helps property managers and owners run buildings more efficiently; it’s greener for the world and more green in your wallet.

“Controlling HVAC equipment saves you energy, which in turn saves you money through your energy bills,” says Monzo.

Monzo works primarily with hotels, restaurants, and commercial buildings with multiple tenants, monitoring and controlling HVAC units remotely to run only when they should run and how much energy to expend based on what the tenants’ needs are. Why run a fan all day if someone is not using the space all day?

Monzo can even monitor to see what opportunities exist for further efficiency.

“If there's an issue with the unit they can either make adjustments, or we can catch it before a major failure happens if we're monitoring the building,” says Monzo. “By adjusting the HVAC to run according to the tenant's needs, they end up saving electricity, so their electric bill goes way down. We have multiple customers who have saved $100,000 in one month.” This was also after a major controls upgrade, but the savings vary according to each building.

Though the consultancy has only been independent for two years, Monzo and her husband have worked in the industry for over 25 years, earning a stellar reputation in the process. The strength of their relationships with their customers have allowed Monzo HVAC Consulting to enjoy success very quickly. They plan to expand beyond California to other states.

“We've been in the business for a long time before striking out on our own two years ago,” says Monzo. “Our customers knew our ethics, liked how we worked because we found these opportunities while we were servicing their HVAC Units. Customers are with us because of us, because of our team, because we care about the customer.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Lynette R. Monzo in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on December 14th at 4pm EST and with Jim Masters on December 21st at 4pm EST.

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If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

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Kelvin Caban of LVIRTUAX Returns to CUTV News Radio

MAYAGÜEZ, PUERTO RICO, December 12, 2018 / — Owning a business can be a daunting and incredibly challenging endeavor and it’s extremely critical to recognize how to deal with critical issues in order to expand and become successful. When we are unsure of how to proceed with clarity and purpose it’s ideal to reach out to experts that can truly assist us in finding success.

Kelvin is the founder of LVIRTUAX Consulting Services an exceptional consulting firm on a noteworthy mission to encourag people to achieve their vision.

“I am an educational consultant on a variety of valuable issues,” says Kelvin. “My overall goals are to assist and educate clients on notable causes and help them expand their companies by providing them with profound knowledge to improve their business and become extremely successful well rounded individuals.”

Caban holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Inter-American University of Puerto Rico — Bayamon Campus. Working as an educational consultant for 22 plus years, Caban expert services include science and technology, religion, sociological, and politics. His services can be acquired online or in person.

“My devotion and passion is what resolutely inspires and drive me,” says Kelvin. “I believe knowledge is the key to achieving overall success and is absolutely critical in reaching our goals. My passion is defined by my love of helping people to better enhance their businesses so they can ultimately improve and grow tremendously every day.”

Kelvin wholeheartedly aspires to improve the economy of Puerto Rico and encourage a more compassionate, thoughtful, and profoundly connected society. Clients benefit tremendously from his services as he helps them reach their full potential. Kelvin is self-assured and extremely confident through the values he holds with his consulting services he is genuinely contributing to a more efficient, enriched economy that impacts our entire world.

“Besides helping people of my other immense passions is taking care of animals and advocating for their well-being and promoting the importance of animal welfare. Kelvin owns his own animal farm and sanctuary where taking the most quality care of his animals is absolute priority.

“All people should work collaboratively together and understand and value one another,” says Kelvin. “In doing so we can genuinely move forward, overcome obstacles and challenges so we can grow and ideally achieve all our goals.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Kelvin Caban in an interview

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Kelly Lynch of Platinum Practice Solutions to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

SANFORD, MAINE, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 / — If most dentists had their choice, they would sit down at their treatment areas and take care of patients all day long, but if you are an independent practice owner, you have to take time away from patient care to run a viable business.

Kelly Lynch is the founder of Platinum Practice Solutions. A dental practice coach and speaker, Kelly works with all dental health professionals to help them become the best that they can be for their patients and their patients’ care.

“I look at what is missing, what they need from me in order to achieve the growth they're looking for,” says Kelly. “A lot of it has to do with enhancing their communication skills.”

Recently retired following 25 years as a dental practice office manager, Kelly works with established practices and start-up practices to enhance all systems, including marketing.

“You need happy, loyal, paying patients,” says Kelly. “I help with their marketing, so they can get the type of patients they're looking for, especially if they have a niche where they are doing specialty dentistry, whether it be sedation dentistry or a dentist that can do all modalities of dental work.”

Kelly starts with a great marketing program, getting their name out into the community so they become familiar with the doctor and the team. Every dental practice is unique, yet they all have one thing in common, everyone on the team interacts with the patient. Kelly works with the entire team on communication, operational systems and exceptional customer service skills, helping to create a culture that is felt by the patient the minute they walk into your office. From the first phone call to the completion of treatment, the patient will feel the uniqueness of your practice. As patients start coming in, she helps you leverage that trust and confidence into a fantastic word-of-mouth referral program so patients are going out into the community, talking to their friends and coworkers.

This September, Kelly published her book: 10 'KNOWS' to Get to YES: Elevate your Dental Practice through Patient Centered Care, available on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle. She is a lifetime member and fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management and is also a member of the Speakers Consultant Network.

“I created Platinum Practice Solutions in 2015 with the goal of doing speaking presentations,” says Kelly. “I want to teach people. I want to stand up on stage and speak to people. I want to help practices be the best they can be.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Kelly Lynch in an interview with Jim Masters on December 14th at 1pm EST.

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If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

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Fibank’s Smart Lady is among the winners at the prestigious European Excellence Awards 2018

Fibank’s Smart Lady is among the winners at the prestigious European Excellence Awards 2018

Fibank’s Smart Lady is among the winners at the prestigious European Excellence Awards 2018

SOFIA, BULGARIA, December 12, 2018 / — The PR campaign launching the Smart Lady business program of Fibank won a prestigious award at the European Excellence Awards 2018. The ceremony took place at an official gala in Dublin, Ireland on December 6. The annual European Excellence Awards were created 11 years back, with the purpose of honoring the most outstanding achievements of communications professionals in their fields.

This year, 290 projects took part in the competition, divided into 58 categories and shortlisted from a total of 1,500 candidates. The Smart Lady program of First Investment Bank won in the Balkans category, competing with global brands such as Philips, Procter & Gamble and Avon. The winner in each category is selected by online voting and a two-day meeting of an expert jury consisting of 38 marketing and PR specialists. In its final evaluation of applications, the jury is guided by the criteria of innovation, implementation, communication strategy, and achieved results.

Smart Lady is a new program specially tailored for Bulgarian women in business. It includes various banking products with preferential terms and a range of financial and non-financial solutions that offer support and security to female entrepreneurs. The program is designed for women-run and women-owned companies.

The Smart Lady program of Fibank was first introduced in March this year, confirming the Bank’s intention to support business ladies in Bulgaria by offering them favorable financing terms, participation in various forums and trainings, as well as other incentives such as grace periods on loans during maternity. The program features longer repayment periods, as well as insurance policies against accident or illness from FiHealth Insurance covered by Fibank.

"The Smart Lady program is not merely a product for financing entrepreneurs, but a complex platform integrating a number of factors. It was created by men and women thinking in the same business direction. For the first seven months after the launch of Smart Lady, more than 200 female entrepreneurs have taken advantage of its benefits. Among the sectors of special interest for the program are: trade, services, education, transport and logistics, hospitality, agriculture, online trade and others. The program is also open to microenterprises, the current ratio of its clients being 50:50 between SMEs and microbusinesses. By the end of the year, two more important stages of the program are scheduled to place: a series of targeted trainings in different cities of the country, and launching an online platform to be used by women as an information, educational and networking tool," said Ms. Ilona Staneva, Director of Marketing and Advertising at Fibank.

Ivailo Alexandrov
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