Tag: Virtual

Amesite Partners with Enriched Business Strategies LLC to Bring Leadership Development Practice to the Virtual Space

DETROIT, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amesite Inc., an artificial intelligence software company providing online learning ecosystems for business, higher education, and K-12, announced today it was partnering with Enriched Business Strategies LLC to bring EBS’s leadership development practice to an online platform.

“With so many people still working from home, we need to implement solutions to get them the training and consulting services they would be getting if they were still in the office. The recent U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey found that some metro areas still have really high work from home rates. Washington, D. C., for example, has 56% of the adult population teleworking,” said Amesite CEO and Founder Dr. Ann Marie Sastry. “Even as people start to return to office environments, it’s going to happen slowly, and you are going to have people who are never comfortable coming back. We are excited

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10 tips to get the most out of virtual workout classes

As the pandemic rages on, gyms have largely transitioned to include online programs, many with live workout classes you can join on Zoom. I recently sampled a few, and while I preferred them to the YouTube workouts I’d been doing before, I’m struggling to stay motivated. More often than not I tell myself I’m going to tune into a class and then don’t sign up, opting for a nap or a snack instead. Meanwhile, my belly has turned to mush and my depression and anxiety are on fire.

How can I get the most out of these Zoom fitness classes again and feel more committed to home exercise? I turned to former gym rats and home fitness champions to find out. I also talked to therapists to learn why working out in a group — albeit virtually — can benefit our mental health.

Here’s what they recommended:

1. Designate a

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San Diego Startup Month gets reimagined with virtual worlds in 2020

San Diego Startup Week, a grassroots tech event that once drew thousands of young entrepreneurs downtown for its annual gathering, has been remade for 2020. Yes, it’s virtual. But organizers have an interesting plan to keep their networking spark alive.

The plan includes a special kick-off event in a virtual setting resembling the video game The Sims, with avatars wandering a San Diego-like environment complete with beaches and campfires.

Attendees can digitally wander a conference-like startup fair, interacting with other entrepreneurs or companies at booths. They can attend a beach party, where their avatars can dance while their real selves (plugged into microphones at home) can voice chat with other minglers.

“You’re fully immersed into a live world,” said Alexa-Rae Navarro, the executive director of organizing non-profit Startup San Diego.

Startup San Diego is using software made by VirBELA.

Startup San Diego is using software made by VirBELA, which makes virtual environments for event organizers, companies and teams.

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Time To Plan Virtual Strategic Retreat During Pandemic

Strategic retreat, meet turbulent times. Holding a company business development planning retreat at a resort with golf and some fine dining is so last year.

But just because you do not want to skip social distancing, that does not mean the purpose for the retreat no longer exists. Don’t skip the retreat, but the time has come to do the pandemic pivot.

According to one experienced strategic planning consultant and retreat facilitator, Scott Hamilton, a virtual retreat is critical in these times “to keep your people actively engaged, to get their ideas and input, to get your people on the same page with where you are going, and to evolve your shared purpose, vision and create a fresh, relevant strategy.”

Hamilton, the CEO of NEXTWORKS Strategy of Irvine, California, has led many strategic planning retreats. He is a former corporate executive with DirecTV, Nestle, Golden State Foods and ARAMARK.

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NiSource Outlines Progress on Long-term Growth Strategy at Virtual Investor Day

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) will host a virtual investor day this morning where the company will discuss its long-term growth strategy, including key initiatives focused on investments in safety, asset modernization and renewable generation as well as cost structure refinements and capabilities enhancements. Details of its financial outlook and balanced financing plan that supports the company’s strategy will also be presented.

“We are at a key stage in the execution of our strategy to deliver on our long-term value proposition, building on a number of strategic actions we have taken to drive these efforts,” said NiSource President and CEO Joe Hamrock. “We have made significant progress in 2020 and continue to execute with a relentless focus on safety and customer affordability. In recent years, we have accelerated implementation of our safety management system (SMS), realigned our executive leadership and integrated key

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Business notebook: Garcia’s office hosts free virtual job fair

Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia’s office will host a virtual job fair on Oct. 6 for potential candidates for employment available via Workforce Solutions.

This free online hiring event will remain open for 84 hours; so participants can “attend” the event throughout the week and as often as they want.

Candidates can navigate through the fair to click on employer booths to enter and learn about companies that have immediate hiring needs as well as access company profiles, job opportunities, message recruiters and download attachments.

Location: Register at https://bit.ly/3hXgepG

Date/Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6

Admission: Free

Grant program launched to boost local business

The Pasadena Economic Development Corp., in partnership with the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pasadena has officially launched the Pasadena Loves Local Campaign.

The program will award individual grants in the amount of $1,000 to

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Virtual credit cards one option for safeguarding | Business

Let’s face it. Online shopping has become a hobby for many of us during the pandemic. E-commerce sales are predicted to bring in more than $709 billion in 2020 — that’s an 18% increase over last year.

Unfortunately, all that extra shopping has created more opportunities for fraudsters to access our financial information. Data breaches are no longer uncommon in the virtual marketplace, so it’s especially important to protect your financial information anytime you purchase a product or service online.

Virtual credit cards have become one of the most effective options for safeguarding those accounts. This service allows consumers to create temporary card numbers, expiration dates, and security codes for online and over-the-phone purchases.

Unique credit card numbers can be generated for each individual purchase or used over a longer period of time. Some virtual credit card users even set up a unique number for each vendor they do business

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Master P, Dame Dash, Yandy Smith to headline day 2 of virtual RIDE Conference

On Sept. 26, several top-notch figures in business, technology, sports, music, and film will be present at the 2020 RIDE Conference.

The 4th annual Rolling Out Innovation Digital Entertainment Conference will be virtual as attendees will be allowed to witness panels and sessions featuring Dame Dash, Yandy Smith, Master P, Goodie Mob and more.

The 2020 RIDE Conference can be attended by purchasing tickets HERE. 

Dash will sit down with Munson Steed for a “CEO-to-CEO” session to share his insight on ownership in the industries of music, film, TV and art.

Yandy Smith will share her thoughts on social justice following the Breonna Taylor decision.

Greg Street will moderate a panel on sneaker culture.

Trajan Langdon, Swin Cash and Keia Clark will also tackle diversity in the executive ranks in sports with the “The Evolution of the Black Sports Professional.”

And RIDE Star Studio Awards will honor the legacy of

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Virtual credit cards could help secure online shopping, BBB advises | Money

Let’s face it. Online shopping has become a hobby for many of us during the pandemic. E-commerce sales are predicted to bring in more than $709 billion in 2020 — that’s an 18% increase over last year.

Unfortunately, all that extra shopping has created more opportunities for fraudsters to access our financial information. Data breaches are no longer uncommon in the virtual marketplace, so it’s especially important to protect your financial information anytime you purchase a product or service online.

Virtual credit cards have become one of the most effective options for safeguarding those accounts. This service allows consumers to create temporary card numbers, expiration dates, and security codes for online and over-the-phone purchases.

Unique credit card numbers can be generated for each individual purchase or used over a longer period of time. Some virtual credit card users even set up a unique number for each vendor they do business

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Four Ways Businesses Can Go Virtual (Beyond The Usual Video Call)

Terry Powell is the Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source®, North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise.

Sometimes it can seem like our lives are all one big Zoom meeting in 2020. But for the business owner looking to connect with a client or customer safely and from a healthy distance, I can tell you from experience that you do have other options than using a web-based video conferencing platform to host a one-on-one meeting.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with connecting one-on-one through Zoom, Skype or whatever your software platform preference is. In fact, I highly recommend that and am involved in meetings like that all the time. But there are other ways we can all interact virtually. It doesn’t have to be one-on-one. There’s really no limit to what you can do virtually.

Virtual Workshops

These tend to be smaller gatherings where people can meet from anywhere

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