China Basin, the Second in a Series, Receives 5-Star Rating from San Francisco Book Review

SACRAMENTO, CA, USA, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — China Basin, the second of the series, combines a noir mystery/suspense thriller with historical events in the rise of Communist China and the simmering pot of conflict in Southeast Asia. Set in June of 1950 on a cold foggy morning, the corpse of Carlo Steffano rolls out of a cargo net on a San Francisco pier. As San Francisco Police Inspector Andrew Johnson looks down at the body, he senses only that Steffano had it coming. “A vortex of corruption, dirty money and underworld scum—a bottom feeder of easy money.” Johnson’s quest takes him into a Chinatown underground tunnel, an at-sea heroin shipment transfer and into the depths of an opium den, brothel and operations base of a Tong crime syndicate.

"China Basin is a rollicking mystery and thriller from the get-go. The plot is thick with intrigue and drama compelling the reader to keep reading, turning that next page until there are no more left. The characters are multidimensional and fascinating in their depth, Johnson’s persistence balanced by his self-destructive ways. RA Niles has crafted a tome of noirish, James Ellroy quality. A new addition to the must-reads of 2020,” says Philip Zozzaro of San Francisco Book Review.

Kirkus Reviews says it’s “A thrilling tale of crime and political intrigue, as intellectually astute as it’s dramatically exciting.”

“It’s always fun to read a book set in your own area and recognize landmarks. Equally great to see a local author hit it out of the park,” says City Book Review owner, Heidi Rojek.

R.A.Niles lives in Santa Rosa, California, north of San Francisco with his wife, Diane. He has written two books on triathlon training, and numerous health and fitness related magazine articles. China Basin is the second of the Andrew Johnson series following A Layer of Darkness. In addition to writing, he is a San Francisco Bay charter sailing skipper.

You can see firsthand how an escape from Alcatraz could have been achieved from his Catalina 42 sailboat, Gentle Storm II. Go to gscharters.com to see more about sailing on San Francisco Bay. Follow new book updates and blog at the author website raniles.com.

You can purchase China Basin at your local bookstore or from Amazon. Visit R.A. Niles’ website.

San Francisco Book Review is a publication from City Book Review that’s been providing book reviews for authors and publishers since 2008 and has reviewed more than 50,000 books. Their website is SanFranciscoBookReview.com.

Heidi Komlofske-Rojek
City Book Review
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MARKET WATCH: LAUNCHING HEMP BUILDING MATERIALS IN TEXAS

Register today to start building y our place in Texas's hemp construction market!

Register Now!

TXHHA.ORG

Eco Friendly Sustainable Building Options Available for Texas Construction Market

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Contact: Hannah Wilner
Cell: (346) 240-6283
Email: hwilner@txhha.org

MARKET WATCH: LAUNCHING HEMP BUILDING MATERIALS IN TEXAS
Eco Friendly Sustainable Construction Options
September 30, 2020 – HOUSTON, TEXAS

Next Wednesday, October 7th Hemp will make another splash in Texas, this time concentrating on construction which represents a $33 Billion dollar industry in the state. Texas Hemp Harvesters Association (TXHHA) and US Hemp Building Association (USHBA) are ensuring Texas doesn’t miss out on the progressive hemp building and construction market. Hemp building materials are praised for many safety and eco-friendly characteristics such as fire resistance, air purification, moisture control, and structural integrity.

Texas is perfectly positioned to lead the US in hemp building innovations, however basic infrastructure is still needed to support manufacturing of any hemp-based product. The biggest advantage the Lone Star State has is it’s long history of large scale ag production which ensures companies wishing to produce construction materials will have a reliable input source. Anxious to get their hands on locally grown hemp, colleges, universities and research companies around the state are ramping up programs aimed at identifying blends that can be used for plastic injection molding, woven and non-woven materials, animal feed, and a host of other applications.

A joint webinar, hosted by the two non-profit associations, takes place Wednesday October 7th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm CST. Anyone can sign up to attend, open registration for the event is $15 and members of either association attend for free. Attendees will get connected with successful companies and products including hempcrete, flooring, cabinetry and insulation. Construction industry professionals will get caught up on standards, specifications and more. Register for the webinar today at www.txhha.org/2020-events!

TXHHA is a (501c 6) non-profit committed to providing insightful, actionable education, building responsible supply chains, and developing the industrial market for Texas. Find out more at www.txhha.org

Contact
Hannah Wilner, Executive Director TXHHA
(346) 240-6283
hwilner@txhha.org
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Hannah Wilner
Texas Hemp Harvesters Association
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Majestic Log Home on 45± Acres in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia set for Auction by Nicholls Auction Marketing Group

custom built log home on 45± acres with a 5,000 sq. ft. shop, pond, creek, and livestock fencing and a desirable Shenandoah Valley location

custom built log home on 45± acres with a 5,000 sq. ft. shop, pond, creek, and livestock fencing and a desirable Shenandoah Valley location

custom built log home on 45± acres with a 5,000 sq. ft. shop, pond, creek, and livestock fencing and a desirable Shenandoah Valley location

custom built log home on 45± acres with a 5,000 sq. ft. shop, pond, creek, and livestock fencing and a desirable Shenandoah Valley location

custom built log home on 45± acres with a 5,000 sq. ft. shop, pond, creek, and livestock fencing and a desirable Shenandoah Valley location

custom built log home on 45± acres with a 5,000 sq. ft. shop, pond, creek, and livestock fencing and a desirable Shenandoah Valley location

The gorgeous property is conveniently located 10 miles from Bridgewater College, 16 miles from JMU, Harrisonburg & I-81 and 19 miles from Staunton, VA.”

— John Nicholls

FREDERICKSBURG, VA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., (www.nichollsauction.com) announces an auction from the Estate of Rolland Hunter of a 3 bedroom 4.5 bath custom built log home on 45± acres with a 5,000 sq. ft. shop, pond, creek, and livestock fencing and a desirable Shenandoah Valley location – on Tuesday, October 13 at 5:00 pm Eastern according to John Nicholls, president of the company.

“The gorgeous property is conveniently located 10 miles from Bridgewater College, 16 miles from JMU, Harrisonburg & I-81 and 19 miles from Staunton, VA at 205 Old Mountain Rd., Mount Solon, VA,” said Nicholls. “It will make a perfect primary residence, country home retreat or strong investment. Opportunity awaits the new owner of this property.”

“The property’s highlights include a custom built 3 bedroom 4.5 bathroom log home on 45.44± acres with scenic mountain views. This home has a majestic hilltop location and measures 3,294± finished sq. ft. above grade and 2,160± sq. ft. mostly finished walk-out basement,” said Josh Puffenbarger, Nicholls Auction Marketing Group Coordinator.

The property’s features include a large kitchen with custom cabinets, open floor plan living/den area with cathedral ceiling, office/library, 3 sided wrap around porch and 2 car drive under garage noted Puffenbarger.

Other noteworthy features include:
• 5,000 sq. ft. Shop w/concrete flooring
• Chicken house
• Livestock fencing on the majority of the property
• Pond & creek
• Open hay ground and wooded areas

The auction is open to the public and will be a live event with onsite bidding. Additionally, live online bidding will be available for your convenience. Brokers are reminded that pre-registration is required for compensation.
For more information, call Josh Puffenbarger at 540/421-5007 or visit www.nichollsauction.com.

Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., with over 50 years of auction superiority and over 200 years of combined experience, has been synonymous with excellence and successfully marketing and selling thousands of properties.

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About Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc.

Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., is a professional accelerated marketing firm specializing in the promotion and sale of real estate via the auction method of marketing. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, NAMG has been serving the needs of the Mid-Atlantic region since 1968. The Nicholls team comprises world and state champion auctioneers, an award winning marketing staff, and sales percentages unmatched in the industry. For more information about Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., visit www.nichollsauction.com or call 540-898-0971.

Josh Puffenbarger
Nicholls Auction Marketing Group
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Gunderson Direct Listed Among Highest-Ranking B2B Service Providers in California

Top B2B Service Leader

Gunderson Direct among Best B2B Service Providers in CA

Gunderson Direct is one of the nation's leading direct mail agencies.

Gunderson Direct, an advanced agency partner specializing in direct mail.

Clutch released their list of the Top 500 B2B service providers in California.

For more than 17 years we've provided successful direct marketing campaigns for some of the most recognizable names in fintech, insurance, and healthcare.”

— Mike Gunderson

HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA, USA, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gunderson Direct, a full-service direct marketing agency, ranked #161 among the Clutch 2020 B2B Leaders from California.

Clutch, a leading market research firm based in Washington, DC announced its 500 Leader Award winners from California, which represents the best among IT, marketing, and business service providers.

In order to select Leader Award winners, Clutch looks into each company’s industry expertise and ability to deliver. This includes their services offered, social media presence, and brand reputation. For Gunderson Direct, which recently made the prestigious Inc. 5000 List, this recognition confirms the agency's leadership in the direct marketing industry.

“There’s really no two ways about it — California’s best blow everyone else out of the water,” commented Clutch Senior Customer Experience Analyst Carter Meetze. “Every year, we see new business service providers pop up around the country and are forced to wonder if it will finally be the year that California surrenders its spot as number one. Spoiler alert: we’re still waiting."

"For more than 17 years we've provided successful direct marketing campaigns for some of the most recognizable names in fintech, insurance, and healthcare," says Founder of Gunderson Direct, Mike Gunderson. "Ranking among the top B2B service providers in California speaks volumes about our team and their dedication to our clients."

About Gunderson Direct
Gunderson Direct, an industry-leading full service direct marketing agency, is located in the SF Bay Area. Having mailed over a billion packages in their 17-year history, Gunderson Direct has the experience to know what works. Clients depend on the agency to develop direct marketing strategies, for list and data services, execution of creative and content, and full DM production.
To see what they can do for your business, visit gundersondirect.com

About Clutch
Clutch is the leading ratings and reviews platform for IT, marketing, and business service providers. Each month, over half a million buyers and sellers of services use the Clutch platform, and the user base is growing over 50% a year. Clutch has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S. and has been listed as a top 50 startup by LinkedIn.

Mike Gunderson
Gunderson Direct
+1 510-749-0054
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Youth for Human Rights National Peace Day Art Contest Winners Announced

Resist by Deborah Eve Alastra

First Place Winner, Adult Category. Title: Resist. By Deborah Eve Alastra.

Justice for All artwork

Second Place Winner, Adult Category. Title: Justice for All. By Jose Angel Hernandez.

12 year old youth artwork on Love

First Place Winner, Youth Category. Title: Love. By Ella, age 12.

Youth artwork on freedom from slavery

Second Place Winner, Youth Category. Untitled. By: Ajay, age 11.

Youth for Human Rights International offers free materials as well as a free online course to educate students in basic human rights.

Youth for Human Rights International offers free materials as well as a free online course to educate students in basic human rights.

Human rights art reflects the issues of 2020 – riots and protest and the need for love and justice.

We often express ourselves in words but to put the concepts of human rights into an art form brings each right to view even more vividly.”

— Tiana Crawford, Youth for Human Rights Advocate

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As protests were seen across the nation on a variety of issues, youth and adults saw a need to express the values of human rights in the form of art to help celebrate International Day of Peace in the third week in September 2020.

“What are human rights and why do they matter?” was the theme for this year’s Youth for Human Rights Washington, DC, National Human Rights Art Contest.

The winning entries reflected the use of art to emphasize the fact that human rights are vital, necessary, and must be protected for the sake of all.

This year, youth and adults around the country have experienced the rise of tensions in communities across the country, either firsthand or in the media. Many have focused expressions of outrage against violations of human rights in their artwork.

Based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as the global standard of human rights, the National Human Rights Art Contest culminated in a virtual pop-up exhibit on the International Day of Peace on September 21st. This pop-up exhibit can be viewed until October 26th.

There are two artist age group categories for the National Human Rights Art Contest: Adults (age 18 and up) and Youth (age 17 or younger). In each category a first place prize of a $100 gift certificate and a second place prize of a $50 gift certificate was awarded.

Youth for Human Rights advocate and youth judge Tiana Crawford, 19 years old, was moved to see how people put the Articles of the UDHR into art form, saying, “We often express ourselves in words but to put the concepts of human rights into an art form brings each right to view even more vividly. It was an honor to be a judge this year and I look forward to our contest in 2021 to see the moving expressions regarding the truth about human rights. We look forward to this contest spreading even more throughout our communities.”

In 2018 Youth for Human Rights Washington, DC, (YHRDC) began its annual tradition by holding a Peace Day Pop-Up Art Exhibit in honor of International Day of Peace on September 21st at the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, DC.

Each year, artwork by youth and adults forwarding the importance of human rights has been displayed, along with a video display on each of the 30 articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Due to the current global scene with COVID-19 and the inability to hold in-person events, YHRDC decided to take a different route this year by hosting the art contest online. Talented artists from across the nation have submitted art which showcases of one or more of the human rights listed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Peace Day Pop-Up Art Exhibit, whether in-person or online, helps young artists express their human rights and highlights how communities can employ these rights to promote unity and respect for all of humanity.

To learn more about human rights go to https://www.youthforhumanrights.org

For a documentary on Youth for Human Rights and its founder, go to https://www.scientology.tv/series/voices-for-humanity/mary-shuttleworth.html

Online course:
https://www.youthforhumanrights.org/course/

Materials: https://www.youthforhumanrights.org/download/

About Youth for Human Rights:

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI advocates for human rights both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such as through art series, concerts and other interactive community events, including regional and international human rights summits which bring youth together from across whole sectors of the world. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the deliberate purpose of increasing awareness of the 30 human rights every person has – and how they are a part of everyday life.

Beth Akiyama
Youth for Human Rights International – National Office
+1 202-667-6404
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Dominating Microsoft Partner Ecosystem: Planet Achieves Microsoft Advanced Specialization in Adoption & Change Mngmnt

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Planet achieves Advanced Specialization in Adoption & Change Mngmnt. Microsoft indicates this level of achievement is rare among Microsoft Partners worldwide.

GERMANTOWN, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

With 14 Microsoft Gold competencies, Planet just backed this up with an Advanced Specialization in Adoption and Change Management from Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft indicates that this level of achievement is extremely rare among Microsoft Partners worldwide.

“Our clients benefit from our skilled approach to cloud technology rollouts which include the process of measuring success through adoption and use. We invested in this approach years ago and COVID has magnified the necessity of rapid adoption coupled with targeted learning. It is exciting for us to have our unique approach and skills validated by Microsoft,” says Jennifer Mason, Vice President Workforce Transformation and Learning, Planet Technologies.

Planet is delivering for clients across the country during the pandemic with Teams and Azure cloud modernization efforts for applications and datacenter workloads. Bolstered through the creation of Planet’s Evolve 365 business unit four years ago whose single focus is customer success through learning, measuring, and organizational development, Planet’s OCM and Adoption support model has proven to be an essential part of any technology modernization effort.

About Planet Technologies:
Launched in 1997, Planet Technologies is the leading provider of Microsoft consulting services across the United States. With a strong presence in the public sector, Planet also supports education, health and commercial organizations. We are in the business of trust and most of our clients are repeat customers – our greatest achievement. Planet has been awarded Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year, Security Partner of the Year, Federal Partner of the Year, State and Local Government Partner of the Year, and Windows Partner of the Year.

Andy Och
Planet Technologies
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Solatube Home Offers Recession-Proof Home Improvement Franchise in Phoenix

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bob Westfall is making a return to his native Phoenix with a new franchise concept – the first of its kind to focus on natural light and fresh air. He is the president of Solatube International, the inventor of and market leader in tubular skylights.

“I’m delighted to return to my hometown to launch this new franchise concept,” said Solatube International President Robert Westfall Jr. “We believe that Phoenix is the perfect market to open our first franchise. The great thing about Solatube products is that, as it relates to sales, they have weathered all kinds of economic cycles, including recessions and the COVID-19 virus. People still want to improve their homes.”

For the last three decades, the founders and team behind Solatube Home have been perfecting the efficiency and productivity of its business model, built around their proprietary, world-renowned products and services. Since the very first prototype of their tubular daylighting device (TDD) was installed in 1987, they knew they were on to something revolutionary. As the inventor, innovator and market leader of TDDs, Solatube Home has created a niche within the natural lighting and fresh air industry and is now seeking qualified candidates in Phoenix to help expand the brand through its home improvement franchise model.

Solatube Home, the retail arm of tubular skylight market leader Solatube International, is now offering the opportunity to Phoenix businesspeople to be its first franchise owners. The franchise concept was tested in San Diego in 2019 and the Solatube Home location there brought in over $2 million in sales.

“We are confident that we have an incredible model in place for Solatube Home and are ready to offer this franchise opportunity to business owners and entrepreneurs in Phoenix,” said Josh Rillie, director of Solatube Home. “Our training program and marketing support are second to none. We are highly committed to seeing our Phoenix franchise succeed in every way possible.”

Some of the strengths and benefits of the franchise opportunity include:

• Solatube has been in business for over 30 years and has been the market leader in tubular skylights ever since they invented them
• Proven in-home service model
• Phoenix is one of Solatube’s top markets in the United States – there is huge untapped potential there
• There’s great income potential, as shown by the San Diego Solatube Home
• Solatube has been shown to weather all kinds of business cycles, including recessions; people still want to upgrade their homes
• Every homeowner should be able to enjoy natural light and fresh air in their home
• Products include tubular skylights, whole house fans, solar-powered attic fans, skylight replacement and more

Support from Solatube Home includes:

• The Phoenix franchise will offer a complete Solatube product line, including skylight replacement, solar attic fans, whole house fans and more
• Franchisees receive the training and support needed to succeed quickly
• A Solatube Success Manager works with the franchisee to execute an intensive business planning launch program, including planning a successful grand opening and ongoing marketing
• Ongoing support is available to continually coach the franchise owner through the proper business systems and provide support as the franchise grows
• Solatube invests millions in national advertising and public relations to generate awareness and interest in its products, which will benefit the franchise

How Does a Solatube Tubular Skylight Work?

Installation is easy – no major construction – and takes about two hours. There is a small dome installed on the roof attached to a highly reflective tube. The dome harvests sunlight and sends it down the tube and into a diffuser at the ceiling inside of the home. The tube can be angled around obstructions in the attic with minimal light loss. Solatube tubular skylights are much more affordable than traditional skylights and are leak-proof and resistant to heat gain/loss.

How Does a Whole House Fan Work?

Solatube Whole House Fans will pull the cool, fresh outside air into living spaces through windows, and push hot, stale indoor air through the attic and out the vents. So, the air isn’t just recirculated in the home (as with air conditioning), it’s replaced with fresh air in the home and attic, over and over. Features and benefits include:

• Efficient refreshment of the entire home in minutes
• Quickly cools in hot summer months
• Eliminates stale air in the winter months
• Improves air quality and removes odors
• Creates a healthier home environment
• Extremely quiet fan avoids household disruption
• Helps reduce air conditioning costs

For more information on the Solatube Home franchise opportunity, visit www.solatubehomefranchise.com or contact franchise@solatubehome.com or 866.476.7206.

About Solatube International
Solatube International, Inc., widely recognized as the daylighting industry innovator, has earned worldwide acclaim for its unrivaled ability to transform interior spaces with natural light. Based in California, the company is the leading manufacturer and marketer of tubular skylights for all types of residential applications. Solatube also offers residential Whole House Fans as part of the company’s ventilation division, as well as skylight replacement and other products. For more information, visit www.solatube.com or call 888-SOLATUBE.

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Beth McRae
The McRae Agency
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Baby Boomer Report Available On Top Podcasting Platforms

Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher, Podcast Addict Top Roster Of Key Podcasting Platforms Listing All Episodes Of The Baby Boomer Report

MIAMI, FL, USA, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With “star power” dominating the early installments of The Baby Boomer Report, hosted by Hall of Fame broadcaster Tony Segreto, the podcast is now listed by many of the key podcasting platforms on the web such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher, and Podcast Addict.

Additionally, The Baby Boomer Report podcast is housed on BuzzSprout, a popular hosting site long considered one of the trusted industry leaders in podcasting distribution.

“These are important ‘next steps’ for The Baby Boomer Report,” noted Segreto. “We’re debuting with some strong content and it’s now easily available to listeners all over the world.”

The initial Baby Boomer Report podcasts feature a veritable “who’s who” of high-power celebrities including CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King, New York Yankees legend Bucky Dent, prominent international musicians Tito Puente, Jr. and Julio Iglesias, Jr., beloved cabaret singer and actress Julie Budd, iconic nationally known radio personality Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow, and original Mousketeer Cubby O’Brien.

“I really enjoyed visiting and reminiscing with Gayle, Bucky, Tito, Julio, Julie, Cousin Brucie, and Cubby,” said Segreto. “They’re perfect guests for The Baby Boomer Report! Their life stories are so amazing, so interesting, and they’ve been able to stay at the top of their crafts as they move into their older adult lives.”

“I encourage everyone to listen to their stories,” Segreto added. “They’re inspirational and true testimonies to the rewards that dedication and perseverance can bring during the years that many people tend to slow down.”

Segreto, who produces The Baby Boomer Report in tandem with entertainment industry veteran Frank Fiore, has also recorded special segments called The Baby Boomer Boom Box with well-known deejay Joe Johnson.

“We’ve recorded segments such as ‘Your First Car’ and ‘The Best Slow Dance Songs’ for the Baby Boomer Boom Box,” said Segreto. “Almost every baby boomer we know can relate to topics like that in a very personal way!”

The mission of The Baby Boomer Report is to be both timely and topical, providing listeners with advice and information on how to transition to older age, how to maintain physical and mental health, and how to better relate to Millennials, Gen-Xers, and other younger age groups.

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Kim Gaudini-Fiore
Bridge Music Management Inc
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Voice Shopping is now available for over 4 million eCommerce websites

Speak2web introduces the world’s first web-based Voice Shopping solution for WooCommerce – helping retailers optimize the customer experience

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Starting today WooCommerce store owners can install the Voice Shopping WordPress plugin from speak2web onto their eCommerce store. This simple process removes the need for an internal dedicated AI team and months of programming. Customers can utilize the world’s first web-based Voice Shopping experience from product discovery through checkout.

This solution is designed to help retailers optimize customer experience, gain a competitive advantage and secure accessibility compliance. More than 50% of traffic is coming to websites via voice search and Voice Shopping extends that experience throughout the entire website visit. Customers can search, add to cart, checkout, and more with the Voice Shopping WordPress plugin for WooCommerce.

“The significant shift to digital retailing is no passing pandemic fad. Even when the masks come off, an increased number of consumers will shop digitally – and they’ll do so because it is simply easier and more time-convenient than a trip through the aisles. Voice represents the ultimate convenience for shopping. All you have to do, ultimately, is say “yes.”
Jon Stine, Executive Director, Open Voice Network at The Linux Foundation

WooCommerce is the most widely deployed eCommerce solution in use right now with over 290,000 stores in the USA and almost 4 million worldwide. This accounts for near 30% share of the total eCommerce market. Speak2web will be offering an introductory thirty-day free trial of Voice Shopping for WooCommerce to new users.

“Voice shopping is an experience people already love to use. It is accounting for billions of dollars in annual revenue for the top brands in eCommerce. We are excited to bring this massive competitive advantage to eCommerce sites of all sizes. We will be offering subscription plans that fit the budgets of any size business,” said Jason Croyle, Director of Partnerships at speak2web.

ABOUT
Speak2web is a member of the Open Voice Network at the Linux Foundation and recognized by Markets and Markets, a major industry analyst, as the leading innovator of voice technologies. Since 2018 the company has been leading the voice tech evolution by democratizing solutions for the enterprise through small local business. We develop with a privacy and ethical use first mindset in stark contrast to the deployments of voice tech seen on smart speakers and mobile devices.

Voice is recognized by the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative as a solution for people with limitations or disabilities. The WAI sets the standards internationally for web accessibility.

Jason Croyle
speak2web
+1 612-324-7771
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Sweating The Small Stuff: Bruce Shibuya Wins Toyota Executive Management Award For Attention To Detail

Bruce K. Shibuya

THOUSAND OAKS, CA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Well-known as a leader at Toyota, Bruce Shibuya is known for his great attention to detail. Sweating the small stuff comes naturally to Bruce Shibuya, and high-level management has taken notice, awarding Shibuya with an executive management award for attention to detail.

Bruce Shibuya has long been known as an asset to Toyota, Kia, and Hyundai. His ability to see the big picture while also focusing on the small, day to day details that make programs work has been heralded as nothing short of industry-changing.

After getting his start as a product quality engineer with Toyota, Bruce Shibuya has slowly but steadily climbed the corporate ladder in the automotive industry. When Toyota saw a slip in their luxury brand's ranking from J.D. Power & Associates, Bruce Shibuya put in the tough, detail-oriented work necessary to reclaim the number one spot. During this time, Bruce Shibuya also managed all of the quality assurance aspects of the Toyota brand in the United States, working closely with engineers and developers to ensure that they were turning out top-notch products.

Over time, Bruce Shibuya moved from Toyota to Hyundai/ Kia and brought his reputation for excellence and attention to detail with him. He led introductions, quality operations, and product development for the creation of the Hyundai Sonata in the United States. Over three years, he was able to reduce warranty costs by $21 million due to his commitment to paying attention to every detail of the manufacturing process. By paying close attention to user issues, Bruce Shibuya is able to make the small but significant changes necessary to improve user experience, saving money long term.

At various semiconductor companies like NVIDIA and Jabil, Bruce Shibuya continues to show his stellar attention to detail, as he is in control of quality assurance and quality control. As Bruce Shibuya continues to change the game in the engineering and automotive industries. Shibuya is known as a leader amongst his peers, staying on top of innovation, and creating the standard for others when it comes to paying attention to detail.

It's clear that Bruce Shibuya's career trajectory is on the rise, and it's likely that he'll continue to be recognized for his attention to quality control. He continually puts in the hard work necessary to make products better, and he focuses on user experience to both create a better product quality for the user and to save the company money. Bruce Shibuya is in high demand in the engineering industry right now, and for good reason. Wherever Bruce Shibuya goes, quality follows, and he's proven that time and again.

Caroline Hunter
Web Presence, LLC
+17862338220
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