Saturday, December 3, 2011

Allen Interactions and Global Compliance Garner Silver Award for Harassment e-Learning Course

The 2011 International Davey Awards are Announced

Charlotte, NC, December 04, 2011 - Allen Interactions, an internationally-acclaimed custom learning design, development and strategic consulting firm, and Global Compliance, a leader in corporate compliance solutions and services, won a Silver International Davey Award for an e-learning course in the Interactive Multimedia – Training category.

The award-winning e-learning course, Preventing Workplace Harassment and Discrimination is an innovative, immersive multimedia learning experience, written and approved by in-house expert advisers with proven legal experience in the field of harassment. This course utilizes the inductive approach to training, where learners are given scenarios and examples to facilitate learning new concepts, principles, and best practices. This method enables the learner to add to their prior knowledge by experiencing new situations to analyze and new problems to solve. This practice enables the learners to self assess the application of content learned.

A variety of interactive exercises in this harassment and discrimination e-learning course allows learners to:
explore situations which tend to result in common mistakes

view eye-opening perspectives on harassment in the workplace and learn what the law and policies actually say and mean

distinguish appropriate, casual behavior from inappropriate behavior

make challenging decisions and explore the specific consequences of one’s actions

The course also ensures that supervisors understand their responsibilities to respond to employee questions and concerns as well as when it is appropriate to involve Human Resources and other authorities
“So often harassment (or soft skills) training does not get the creative consideration needed to produce high quality learning experiences. Our partnership with Global Compliance demonstrates just how successful this approach can be,” stated Dr. Richard Sites, Tampa Studio Executive for Allen Interactions.

“Our customers are leaders in their respective fields and demand market-leading online training solutions for their employees,” said Jim Burke, CEO, Global Compliance. “We partnered with Allen Interactions to help our customers create safe and harassment free working environments with an engaged and educated workforce.”

About The Davey Awards
The Davey Awards exclusively honors the “Davids” of creativity: the finest small firms, agencies and companies in the world. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock - the sort of thing small firms do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the "Creative Davids" who derive their strength from big ideas rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller firms, where firms compete with their peers to win the recognition they deserve.

The Davey Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.

About Allen Interactions
Allen Interactions is an internationally-acclaimed company focused on improving performance through powerful learning experiences. Since 1993, we have designed and developed custom e-learning and blended learning solutions addressing many different content areas for varying audiences (employees, channel partners, and customers) for many leading organizations. With multiple locations in the U.S., we have deep experience and expertise in instructional design, technology, creativity, process, and project management that allows us to create learning solutions that consistently result in positive business impact.

In addition to our service offerings, in 2011, Allen Interactions launched a revolutionary authoring and publishing platform, ZebraZapps, which allows developers and non-programmers to create rich interactive media applications easily and quickly, as well as share, publish, and sell objects or entire applications.

About Global Compliance Services, Inc.
Global Compliance is the leading global provider of integrated corporate governance, risk management, and business ethics training solutions. Global Compliance also currently provides whistleblower hotline services to greater than 4,000 clients and their respective 25 million employees in more than 200 countries and territories. To learn more about these compliance solutions from Global Compliance, as well as their sexual harassment training and new AB 1825 California harassment training, visit their extensive website:

Erin Melton
Global Compliance
13950 Ballantyne Corporate Place | Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28277

Luxury Travel Ltd's Founder Suggests a Slogan for Vietnam Tourism

With 15 years of experience in the travel industry, Pham Ha (founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd) suggests a slogan inspired by what Vietnam has to offer and which sets Vietnam apart from other destinations in the region.

Hanoi, Vietnam, December 03, 2011 - With increasing profits from tourism, Vietnam is poised to seize the opportunity to maximize its potential as a premier destination in Asia.

For several years, Vietnam has been gradually increasing its popularity a tourist destination. With its booming economy, growing middle class and constantly improving standards of service, its profile as a bright new Asian destination has brought great rewards.

The current logo “Vietnam – the hidden charm” may be a key to further growth, and local authorities are looking for a striking rebrand which will open up the window of opportunity even further.

With 15 years of experience in the travel industry, Pham Ha (founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd) suggests a slogan inspired by what Vietnam has to offer and which sets Vietnam apart from other destinations in the region. Experience Vietnam! An Asian Charm

1. Thrills, 2. Nature, 3. heritage, 4. festival, 5. pristine, 6. enjoyment, 7. scenery, 8. essence

1. Thrills:
The thrills on offer are endless and span a wide range, including: hiking, trekking, biking, kayaking, climbing, rafting, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, hot air ballooning, camping, yachting and more. Some of the locations where these activities can be enjoyed include: Sapa, Halong Bay, Cu Lao Cham, the Central Highlands, the Mekong Delta, Phan Thiet, Con Dao, the Phu Quoc Islands and many more.

2. Nature:
The nature amazes, from the green beauty of the national parks, reserves and ramsars to the mountains, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and grottoes. Halong Bay is a new seven natural wonder of the world. Discover the natural allure of Vietnam by indulging in a wide array of accommodations, tour packages and attractions at places such as Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Ba Be, Halong Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang, the òCentral Highlands, Nam Cat Tien and many more.

3. Heritage:
With its long history and unique way of life, Vietnam has a rich heritage. There are many interesting and diverse sites to be found around the country. In fact, Vietnam boasts 7 world natural and cultural heritage sites, not to mention many intangible heritages.

World Heritage Site List:

My Son Sanctuary
Hoi An Ancient Town
Complex of Hue Monuments
Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Ha Noi
Ho Dynasty Citadel
Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park
Ha Long Bay

Other traditional elements of Vietnamese heritage:

Quan Ho Bac Ninh folk songs
The Space of Gong Culture in the Central Highlands of Vietnam
Nha Nhac Vietnamese Royal Court Music
Ca Tru singing
Hat Xoan Singing

4. Festivals:
Many colorful festivals can be enjoyed year round. The time after Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) is especially exciting. Festivals include the Perfume Pagoda, Hung King, Kate, Lim and Giay Festivals, just to name a few.

5. Pristine:
Many pristine islands and beaches are to be found in this tropical country. Vietnam has 3620 km of coastline, with beautiful white sand beaches and world class resorts. Of these, you should not miss the stunning sand and clear waters of My Khe, Cua Dai, Nha Trang, Ninh Van Bay, Quy Nhon, Mui Ne, Vung Tau, Phu Quoc and the Con Dao Islands.

6. Enjoyment:
Holidaymakers have the choice of new and trendy boutique hotels, spas, golfing, cruises, shopping centres, restaurants and nightlife. With new luxury hotels and world class golf courses having recently opened or set to open soon, and the introduction of luxury train journeys, exclusive cruises and upscale private tours spanning the length of the country, Vietnam is fast emerging as an exciting destination in Asia.

7. Scenery:
Spectacular scenery and a diverse landscape exist from North to South. Mountains, forests, nature reserves, rivers, beaches, and islands are all here to be enjoyed. Verdant patchworks of rice paddies and pointed lampshade-style hats are just a small part of what there is to be seen in this formerly war ravaged country. Visitors will see more than the economic repression often portrayed on worldwide television and in newspapers. There is also natural beauty, a harmonious array of ethnic cultures, imperial monuments, timeless traditional villages, idyllic sea resorts and dynamic cities.

8. Essence:
Vietnam boasts scores of traditions, lifestyles and religions. The friendly and hospitable population has been influenced by the cultures of China, France and America, and this is reflected in the country’s lifestyle, architecture, cuisine and art. Vietnam is a True Asian Charm. Experience Vietnam Now!

David Nguyen
Luxury Travel Company
05 Nguyen Truong To Street
Ba Dinh Dist
Hanoi, Vietnam 71000
+84.4.3927 4120

Commercial Construction Projects up for Bid Announced in Florida

Over 15 new commercial construction projects are up for bid with EliteProNet, the fastest growing network for professional contractors in Florida.

West Palm Beach, FL, December 02, 2011 - Over 15 new commercial construction projects are up for bid with EliteProNet, the fastest growing network for professional contractors in Florida.

Subcontractors licensed to perform commercial work should register their information with EliteProNet online at or call 877-656-4706. Past references must be provided for all contractors during prequalification. Some of the commercial jobs up for bid are as follows:

1. Renovation of an existing restaurant in Daytona Shores, FL

2. Interior and exterior remodel of an existing restaurant in Daytona Beach, FL

3. New construction of a precinct building at a site being leased from the school district in Pensacola, FL

4. Tenant fit out of the existing, vacant restaurant space in Pembroke Pines, FL

5. Renovation and remodeling of the existing county building in Dade City, FL

6. New construction of a large retail chain store in Gainesville, FL

7. Interior and exterior remodel to an existing restaurant in Orlando, FL

8. New construction of a recreation center in Defuniak Springs, FL

9. Tenant fit out for a building space in an existing shopping mall in Margate, FL

Awarded Subcontractor of the Week

Subcontractor: Prime Electric
Project: Renovation, demolition and addition of a Yogurtland in Peachtree City, GA
Award in the amount of: $24,000.00
EliteProNet Project Coordinator: Kyle Conlan (

EliteProNet provides construction projects up for bid in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Delaware, North Carolina, and Georgia.

EliteProNet corporate headquarters is located at 5589 Okeechobee Blvd., Ste. 202, West Palm Beach, FL 33417. For more information please call (877) 656-4706 or click HERE! (

Carolina Davila
5589 Okeechobee Blvd., Ste. 202
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
(877) 656-4706