‘Brown Friday’ is Coming

Contact: Paul Abrams

513-762-6434

Cell: 513-702-5631

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Brown Friday Keeps Plumbers and Drain Cleaners Extra Busy

The Day After Thanksgiving is Roto-Rooter’s Busiest Day of the Year

 

(November 16, 2018)—The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbing and drain companies like Roto-Rooter. Big meal preparation and kitchen cleanup frequently overload the sink and disposal, creating work for plumbers who stay busy unclogging kitchen sinks, garbage disposals, toilets and sewers. Retailers call it Black Friday, but Roto-Rooter plumbers call it “Brown Friday” because of the volume of sewage and waste water they deal with.

 

Roto-Rooter, the world’s largest provider of plumbing repair and sewer & drain services, says “Brown Friday” is its busiest day of the year. Customer calls increase by 50% over an average Friday and they see a 21% uptick in business over any other four-day weekend period during the year. All because of big holiday meals and guests. “Extra people inside a house mean more flushes, showers and washed dishes, increasing the chance something will go wrong with the plumbing” said Paul Abrams, spokesman for Roto-Rooter. “When the drains stop working, our phone starts ringing,” he added.

 

Roto-Rooter will be fully staffed on Friday to deal with extra service calls. Virtually every Roto-Rooter service technician will be working on “Brown Friday,” to save customers from long waits.

 

To avoid plumbing and drain trouble over Thanksgiving weekend, follow these tips:

 

  • Never pour fats or cooking oils down drains. They solidify in pipes and choke drains.
  • Don’t put potato peels, poultry skins, bones, rice or pasta down the garbage disposal. Disposals can handle scraps in small quantities but most food waste belongs in the trash can.
  • Make sure the disposal is running when you feed it food scraps.
  • Don’t flush wet wipes down toilets. They won’t dissolve and may cause clogs.
  • Place a plunger in guest bathrooms to save your guests the embarrassment of asking for one.
  • Spread out showers and laundry loads.

 

To learn more about the Thanksgiving/Brown Friday phenomenon, watch these videos.

 

Founded in 1935, Roto-Rooter is the largest provider of plumbing and sewer & drain cleaning services in the world. Roto-Rooter also provides water damage cleanup services. Roto-Rooter operates businesses in more than 120 company owned locations and 500 independent franchise locations serving the U.S. and Canada. Look up your local Roto-Rooter at www.rotorooter.com/locations/

 

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Expense Management Technology Firm Ranks in Top 10

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Expense Management Technology Firm Recognized by Gartner

New York Based Itemize Lands at Number Four Slot

 

September 17, 2018 – New York, New York – Itemize, the expense management app powered by artificial intelligence, has been recognized by research firm Gartner as a Top 10 offering in the Expense Management marketplace for the second year in a row.

 

Reflecting the artificial intelligence platform’s ability to improve as it processes more volume, Itemize advanced in the ranking this year, moving up four slots to number four.

 

Itemize is fueled by feedback from users, both in terms of training the platform for accuracy and directing innovation. Based on this key customer input, Itemize will be launching a number of exciting new features in the fourth quarter. Key among these is a 99 percent accuracy guarantee on every document processed by the system. Users can add paper and digital receipts to their expense ledger and be assured that their expenses are correct.

 

Today, Itemize supports users in over 25 countries and processes more than a million documents a month through its cloud-based platform. James Thomas, Founder and CEO added, “It’s great to receive this recognition from Gartner, validating our approach to harnessing technology to put an end to piles of paper and expense reports generated at the photocopier.”

 

https://www.getapp.com/finance-accounting-software/expenses-management/#getrank

 

For more information about Itemize, images, case studies, demos of the platform please contact: media@itemizecorp.com.

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Getronics Launches ‘Women in Technology’ to Empower Women in the ITC Industry

Getronics launches ‘Women in Technology’ to empower women in the ICT industry


Getronics, one of the world’s leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) service providers, is determined to play a principal role in workspace diversity. Through Getronics Women in Technology, the company aims to promote diversity by encouraging women to take up a leading role and become an example of encouragement within Getronics in particular and the ICT world in general.

Hebron, KY USA, London, UK & Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 30, 2018 – As a global player with clients from all over the world, all with different backgrounds, cultures and ideas, Getronics attaches great importance to promoting equal opportunities for all, to reflect the diversity of its customers among its employees.

Therefore, Getronics will be encouraging women, still a minority within the company, to pursue their ambitions and develop their full potential, in order to become role models for other young women worldwide who lack the information or references in an ICT world still mainly dominated by men.

“We know that human capital is the core of business success, and that diverse talent is the heart of innovation. Diversity is not just a buzz word. Differing perspectives and unique points of view are a vital force for growth. And, for our employees to truly represent the communities in which they live and work around the world, this means embracing difference,” emphasizes Deborah Exell, Global Head of Human Capital and Change at Getronics. “Our culture is founded on respect, integrity and transparency, and we act as we believe. Our diversity is visible. We foster challenges and differences and are looking to ensure that, wherever possible, we break down old barriers and hurdles to success.  Everyone has a voice. We protect what is our harassment-free / bullying-free work environment and discrimination-free workplace; and ensure equal opportunities in hiring, training, promotions, benefits and compensation.”

To do so, the company has already outlined some practical measures, some of which are presently in place and some of which will be launched shortly. They will have an impact on the development of women within the enterprise in the short-, medium- and long-term. Among other activities, Getronics has put together a working group composed of role models within leadership to drive the initiative. Moreover, Regional Round Tables will be organized to get input into strategy and identify talent, develop a coaching program, emphasize women’s successes, participate in external events, engage with universities as well as organizations that value women, and produce a Women in Technology strategy to 2020.

“But we won’t stop there. Women in Technology must be seen as the first step in a broader frame aiming to promote inclusiveness for all genders, ages, ethnicities and beliefs,” explains Caroline Montgomery, Global Head of Engineering & Solutions at Getronics. “We see diversity as a strength and believe our company can only benefit from the richness that is inevitably connected to it.”

About Pomeroy and Getronics:
Pomeroy is a Getronics company, a global ICT integrator with an extensive history that extends over 130 years and is owned by Bottega InvestCo S.à r.l.

Our vision is to become the preferred partner in business transformation using technology and exceptional people, with a unique focus on happy clients by enabling happy employees. With nearly 9,000 employees in 23 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, North and Latin America, Getronics’ Transformation portfolio brings a strong capability and expertise around Managed Workspace, Applications, Industry Specific Software Solutions, Multi-Cloud Management, Unified Communications and Security services to provide a proactive, end-to-end portfolio to enable the digital user – business or consumer, in both public and private sector.

Getronics is the leading member in the Global Workspace Alliance, a unique model that provides customers with consistent IT services across 110 countries, with one single point of contact and billing entity. The GWA manages 10m workspace assets globally. Learn more at http://www.pomeroy.com and www.getronics.com.

Press contacts

Gilberto Caparica Neto
Getronics
Tel: +34 67 629 4104
Email: gilberto.caparica@getronics.com
http://www.getronics.com/

Rodger Roeser
The Eisen Agency
440-934-1313
RRoeser@TheEisenAgency.com

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Pomeroy Recognized as 2018 Subway Service Provider Partner of the Year

Pomeroy Recognized as 2018 Subway Service Provider Partner of the Year

Leading Restaurant Chain Honors Pomeroy based upon Commitment and Excellence of Support

 

 

Hebron, KY – 01 September 2018 Pomeroy, a Getronics company and industry recognized leader in optimizing the IT infrastructure, announced today it has been recognized along with HP as Subway’s 2018 Service Provider Partner of the Year for demonstrated excellence and support of Subway® and Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC), its franchisee-owned cooperative.

 

Subway and IPC annually honor partners who have exhibited excellence in their support of the Subway brand and whose commitment to their initiatives directly contributed to the success of the franchise owners. Winners are evaluated based upon their support of key Subway Initiatives, Customer Service, Sustainability and Quality.

 

“The partnership with Pomeroy in North America for key Subway restaurant technology initiatives has proven to be a great success for our brand,” said Louis T. Chmielewski, Senior Director of Infrastructure/Operations Technology.

“They have assisted Subway in deploying thousands of devices to our point of sale ecosystem and ensured our restaurant’s growing technology needs have been met. Their commitment to our brand has been demonstrated through every level of their organization and has resulted in happy customers.”

 

“It is a special honor to be recognized by Subway and IPC in part because this deployment has come to represent one of the best examples of collaborative partnership we have experienced”, said Nana Baffour, Chairman and Group CEO of Getronics and Pomeroy. “It is gratifying to hear our role in supporting Subway’s business transformation may provide franchise owners with a new competitive edge and an improved customer experience.”

 

Subway franchise owners faced a technology upgrade deadline and thousands of point of sale (POS) devices required replacement. Pomeroy and HP worked closely with IPC and Subway to develop a custom rental program to ease the financial strain and ensure compliance with new software standards. Pomeroy and HP configured and implemented new HP hardware and POS software as part of an aggressive, yet seamless nationwide technology deployment.

 

“The rental/DaaS (Device as a Service) program provided significant flexibility to the franchisees allowing Subway to select industry leading retail technology, without the burden of upfront financial investments, making the technology affordable to all franchisees”, said Dave Steiner, Pomeroy Vice President of Retail Sales.

 

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About Pomeroy and Getronics:

 

Pomeroy is a Getronics company, a global ICT integrator with an extensive history that extends over 130 years and is owned by Bottega InvestCo S.à r.l.

 

Our vision is to become the preferred partner in business transformation using technology and exceptional people, with a unique focus on happy clients by enabling happy employees. With nearly 9,000 employees in 23 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, North and Latin America, Getronics’ Transformation portfolio brings a strong capability and expertise around Managed Workspace, Applications, Industry Specific Software Solutions, Multi-Cloud Management, Unified Communications and Security services to provide a proactive, end-to-end portfolio to enable the digital user – business or consumer, in both public and private sector.

 

Getronics is the leading member in the Global Workspace Alliance, a unique model that provides customers with consistent IT services across 110 countries, with one single point of contact and billing entity. The GWA manages 10m workspace assets globally.  Learn more at www.pomeroy.com and www.getronics.com.

 

 

 

 

Press contacts

Gilberto Caparica Neto
Getronics
Tel: +34 67 629 4104
gilberto.caparica@getronics.com
http://www.getronics.com/

 

 

Rodger Roeser

The Eisen Agency

440-934-1313

RRoeser@TheEisenAgency.com

 

© Getronics, 2018.

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Hillman Accelerator Launches Cohort II

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HILLMAN ACCELERATOR LAUNCHES COHORT II

CINCINNATI, OH – August 7, 2018 – Cincinnati-based Hillman Accelerator, the first Midwest accelerator providing support to tech companies founded by underserved individuals, launches their second cohort with five companies, each receiving $100,000 in seed money. The teams began the Hillman program on August 6th. The program will include a Demo Day on October 9th, where each company will pitch investors and potential corporate partners.

First year Hillman Accelerator Cohort I companies SoloFunds, Warmilu, and Ilerasoft have added over 20 jobs to the workplace and accumulated $3 million in follow on funding. SoloFunds was recently invited to join Techstars KC.

“It’s not hard to find great companies founded by underserved individuals. The hard part is narrowing down an overly qualified pool to a few select teams. Hillman is excited to kick-off Cohort II with five venture backable companies created by brilliant teams,” said Candice Matthews, founder and executive director of Hillman Accelerator.

About Hillman Accelerator

Hillman is a top tier accelerator determined to lead the way for diversity and inclusion in the Midwest region. To do this Hillman, takes a cohort of technology and technology enabled companies through an intensive program with $100,000 in seed financing, mentorship, exclusive startup curriculum, real partnership opportunities, along with access to a nationwide support network. More information can be accessed online at http://www.Hill7.org.

To learn more or set up an interview
Contact: Rodger Roeser, The Eisen Agency
Phone: 440-934-1313
Email: RRoeser@TheEisenAgency.com

Contact: Amanda Kranias, Hillman Accelerator
Phone: 513-207-5261
Email: amanda@hill7.org

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Social Security ‘Understaffed’ According to Leading Ohio SSDI Attorney

Social Security Has Insufficient Staff to Manage Backlog

By Jon Ressler, Attorney, Roose & Ressler

I wrote last December about the Social Security disability backlog, highlighting the fact that the average wait for a hearing had grown to over 600 days and that a primary driver of the increasing backlog was insufficient funding. Another recent article at investmentnews.com/article/201803… describes the impact of insufficient funding on other Social Security services.

Social Security has lost over 1,000 field office staff in a little over a year (and 3,500 since 2010). The average wait time to reach a Social Security representative on its toll-free line has increased from three minutes in 2010 to 20 minutes currently.  Filing routine applications for retirement benefits are sometimes delayed for weeks. Be sure to take a good book if you want to talk to a Social Security representative in person. Waits can be hours, depending on your location and timing of your visit.

I said in December that “it does not appear that there are increases in Social Security’s budgetary funding on the horizon.” While there has been much discussion about how to address projected shortfalls in funding for the benefits paid through the program, there is little talk of the funding needed to administer the programs.  The Trump Administration’s 2019 proposed budget would hold Social Security’s budgetary funding at a flat level. It is estimated that Social Security staff would be reduced by another 1,000 workers, if the budget were to pass as proposed. Further degrading services would be a nearly inevitable result. Fortunately, the recently passed Omnibus legislation included a modest increase in administrative funding that should maintain or even somewhat improve the agency’s ability to provide timely services.

The implication of the budget proposal is that Social Security is inefficient and wasteful in its administration of its programs. And no one favors spending tax revenues to support inefficiency and waste. But the funding for the administration of the Social Security program is well past such arguments, when it is evident that insufficient funding is already compromising its ability to effectively carry out its essential day-to-day operations.

Social Security is a federal agency. Its operational funding is controlled by our elected representatives in the federal government. Contacting your federal representatives to express concern about Social Security’s eroding ability to provide timely services can help educate them and create political pressure to act.

About Roose & Ressler

 

Founded in 1982 and serving claimants throughout Northern Ohio from their offices in Lorain, Toledo, Wooster and Mansfield, Roose & Ressler is a social security disability law firm. The attorneys work with Northern Ohioans who need assistance with a social security disability claim or those who have been denied their claim. More information can be accessed at www.RooseLaw.com. Jon Ressler can be contacted at JRessler@RooseLaw.com or connect on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roose & Ressler Attorney to Present at National Conference

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Media Contact: Rodger Roeser, The Eisen Agency

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Leading Local Attorney to Present at National Conference

Roose & Ressler’s Meadows to Discuss The Importance of Pre-Hearing Briefs

 

March 29, 2018 – Toledo, OH – The pre-hearing brief is an essential tool for effectively representing clients at Social Security disability hearings. Attorney Mary T. Meadows, manager of the Toledo branch of Social Security disability law firm Roose & Ressler, will share her insights with fellow attorneys about this tool as they gather in Atlanta in April for the semi-annual conference of NOSSCR, the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives.

 

Attorney Meadows notes that Social Security files are often large and unwieldy. With electronic record keeping, the medical records section of the claim file has grown significantly over the past few years, she explains, which means that some of the most important information supporting disability may be buried deeply in the medical records.

 

“We find that a pre-hearing brief can help us and the judge focus on the issues most important to winning our client’s case,” Meadows said. “It allows us to highlight facts from the medical record that support disability.”

 

The pre-hearing brief can also help to clarify procedural issues, such as onset date or questions about unearned income after the onset date. Meadows said, “By clarifying these procedural issues in advance, we allow the judge to focus at the hearing on that which is most important to our clients – how their medical impairments affect their ability to function in the workplace.”

 

This will be Attorney Meadows’s fifth NOSSCR presentation.

 

About Roose & Ressler

 

Founded in 1982 and serving claimants throughout Northern Ohio from their offices in Lorain, Toledo, Wooster and Mansfield, Roose & Ressler is a social security disability law firm. The attorneys work with Northern Ohioans who need assistance with a social security disability claim or those who have been denied their claim. More information can be accessed at www.RooseLaw.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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