Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bryant & Stratton College Hosts Career Webinar; Offers Tips to Get Ahead with an Online Certificate

Webinar on March 29 will discuss how earning a certificate online can be a great way to advance in one’s current career or to gain new skills needed to enter a new field

Buffalo, NY, March 22, 2012 – Bryant & Stratton College Online, a leader in online degree programs, will host a free webinar for current and prospective students who want to enhance their professional credentials by earning a certificate. The webinar, titled “Getting Ahead: How Online Certificates Help Advance Your Career,” will be held on Thursday, March 29, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. Attendees will learn about the benefits of online certificates and about certificates offered at Bryant & Stratton College.

“Certificates can be advantageous for professionals at all stages of their careers including individuals just starting out looking to add to their resume, industry veterans who need a refresher or mid-level people who are looking to advance their career,” said Kimberly Baker, Career Services Manager at Bryant & Stratton College Online, who will lead the webinar. “Earning a certificate online can be beneficial for busy professionals because they can take the classes and complete assignments while balancing the responsibilities of their current job.”

Online certificate of completion programs offer a way to earn more professional credentials without committing to a full degree program. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers nine online certificate of completion programs, including an accounting certificate, healthcare management certification, human resources certification and a medical billing and coding certificate. The webinar will highlight all the programs offered at Bryant & Stratton College Online and attendees will be given a preview of how online classes, instruction, and grading work.

Current and prospective students interested in learning about online certificate of completion programs are invited to register for the free webinar at For those unable to attend, a recorded version of the webinar as well as highlights from the webinar will be available to download at after March 29.

Bryant & Stratton College was founded in 1854 and is regionally accredited. In addition to online certificate of completion programs, Bryant & Stratton College also offers a variety of online associate’s degrees and online bachelor’s degrees. For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degree programs, visit

About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education the Council for higher education. With locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center the College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s, associate’s degrees and professional certificates for over 155 years. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor’s degree programs, eleven online associate’s degree programs and eleven online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit  General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees can also be found at

Kavitha Thimmaiah
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 433-7020

Digital Risk Chairman Provides Mortgage Industry Perspective to White House Business Council

Kassabov Says Corporate America Needs to Invest in and Train Employees

Maitland, FL, March 22, 2012 - Digital Risk, the nation's leading and largest risk management and compliance solutions provider, reports that Peter Kassabov, the firm’s chairman and chief executive officer, provided commentary and insight to the White House Business Council in Washington D.C. earlier this week.

The Business Forward event brought Mr. Kassabov and other business leaders together to brief senior White House officials on ways to drive job growth and what government can be doing to help.

Mr. Kassabov’s message to the Administration was that for a “long-term economic and jobs recovery, the key will be for companies to invest in and train employees.”

“On top of Digital Risk’s many corporate goals, our overreaching strategic objective is to help restore confidence in the mortgage industry,” says Mr. Kassabov. “A smart way to achieve success to that end is to work with the administration to incentivize on-the-job training. A highly trained workforce is the key ingredient to reliable companies and a strengthened economy.”

Florida-based Digital Risk recently reported plans to add more than 1,000 full-time, U.S.-based, professional positions in 2012. On average, Digital Risk spends over $10,000 on training each employee to prevent fraud in the mortgage industry, including attaining licenses based on the latest and most important regulations.

“We see too many of our competitors contracting out their work,” says Mr. Kassabov. “For our part we’re too bullish on our industry and too optimistic about the economy to not train full-time employees. We’re building a company to last by investing in our employees.”

This week’s Business Forward event was one of a series of roundtables and briefings designed to bring select business leaders like Mr. Kassabov into the policymaking process.

About Digital Risk, LLC
Digital Risk is the leading provider of mortgage risk and compliance management solutions. The company provides buyers and sellers of mortgages and mortgage backed securities the analytical, technological and risk management services they need to achieve their goals. The Digital Risk platform delivers transparency at the loan level and precise risk assessment throughout the entire mortgage value chain. With over 1,300 professionals, and soon to be 2,300, the Company is privileged to serve the nation's leading servicers, originators, aggregators and investors. Digital Risk is independent and not affiliated with an originator, issuer, servicer or investor. Headquartered in Orlando, Digital Risk has additional operations in New York, Dallas, Denver, Boca Raton and Jacksonville.

Brandie Young
San Francisco, CA

SAFE International Launches Baltimore Women’s Self Defense Parties – Baltimore, MD Self Defense

SAFE International is expanding its seminar options to include women’s self defense parties in Baltimore, MD.

Baltimore, MD, March 21, 2012 - (Straight Line PR) - Baltimore Self Defense, SAFE International Launches Baltimore Women’s Self Defense Parties.

SAFE International ™ is a leading provider of mobile self defense/personal protection training in North America. SAFE International has taught more than 150,000 clients in the private, corporate and high school environments since 1994. SAFE International is expanding its seminar options to include women’s self defense parties in Baltimore, MD.

SAFE International quickly realized that women had completely different concerns, fears, and needs than males. Chris Roberts, CEO of SAFE International listened to their concerns and tailored something that was not only educational, but also met their personal fears. Men have no idea what women go through on an everyday basis from the stares and comments to the physical gestures and advances.

One of the reasons that SAFE International enjoys teaching women’s self defense Baltimore, is how receptive women are to the skills that the SAFE International instructors provide. SAFE International teaches self defense concepts, rather than techniques. This allows women to learn in a much shorter time. SAFE International always covers Awareness and Avoidance strategies which are based on one's daily routines.  We examine what an attacker looks for, what an attacker wants and doesn't want in confrontation. One of the biggest topics we explore is how most people are too polite, even when their intuition is telling them the complete opposite. We cover the most common distraction techniques an attacker will use to gain an advantage. We then move on to verbal strategies in the event that avoidance is no longer possible. Rather than just teaching to yell at a potential attacker, we cover a few verbal strategies based on the aggressor and the scenario.  The third step is addressing the physical aspect of Baltimore women’s self defense. We begin with the advantages of adopting a passive stance rather than an aggressive stance. We only teach gross motor strikes due to the adrenal rush one gets when they are in a highly stressful state such as an attack scenario. We teach a philosophy of "Attack the Attacker" which reverses one from being the Prey, to that of being the Predator. Another philosophy is to attack the head if all avoidance and verbal strategies have failed. This is only 30 minutes into the physical training and you can see how the self defense concepts are very effective. The self defense drills increase with intensity as the participants gain more confidence. It is important to build rapport with your students and the results will be seen as the drills progress. The following YouTube video shows how much can be learned in only 30 minutes of women’s self defense instruction.

Forget Tupperware Parties!
Invite 6 to 8 of your friends for a few hours of fun, education and potentially life- saving instruction. Plan a meal, bbq, snacks, maybe some dessert! Be prepared for a unique Baltimore Women’s Self Defense experience! What has made SAFE International so popular is their unique method of teaching with humour and sharing of anecdotes. Get to experience their simulated attacks in scenario specific situations such as at the front door, the kitchen, the car, etc.

SAFE International has taught more than 150,000 clients including mothers, fathers, daughters, police officers, seniors, and people with disabilities. To contact SAFE International and Chris Roberts to schedule your Women’s Self Defense party, you can visit their main site at You can also reach Chris Roberts toll free at 1-800-465-5972 or by email at

Chris Roberts
SAFE International™
15535 Cooper Rd.
Lunenburg, ON
Canada K0C 1R0
1 800 465-5972