KlickTrack Launches Cannabis Retail Platform at CannaCon in Seattle

System unites compliance, flexibility and intelligence for cannabis businesses

We created this system from inside a working retail shop from the ground up. We teamed with world-class developers, using a proprietary translator to solve industry-wide problems.”

— Steve Kessler

SEATTLE, WA, USA, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Following a successful beta launch in September 2018, KlickTrack announced today that it is launching its fully integrated retail ecosystem that represents the next generation of cannabis software technology. KlickTrack software unites a product and sales platform, compliance translator, and point of sale system. Cannabis retailers can now run their businesses on the KlickTrack platform, which represents a major advancement over other software systems available on the market today. KlickTrack is an app based system for use across all iOS and is currently available in the App store. Retailers can now run a store from just about anywhere.

KlickTrack offers real-time reporting and mind-blowing automated features thanks to its global product registry which captures products and stores them universally for any retailer to access. This database is complete with product photos and descriptions, eliminating the patchwork of menu, loyalty and other services. As a result, when product enters a shop, the normal 30-minute (or more) intake process is reduced to a couple of minutes.

KlickTrack co-founder Steve Kessler said, “We created this system from inside a working retail shop from the ground up. We teamed with world-class developers, using a proprietary translator to solve industry-wide problems. KlickTrack removes the compliance worries from retailers and allows them to focus on running their business and having access to real-time actionable data.”

Built by cannabis retailers for cannabis retailers, the KlickTrack system addresses common issues and pain points the founders themselves experienced when they tried myriad software solutions as owners and operators of Paper and Leaf, a retail cannabis boutique, located on Bainbridge Island in Washington state. After years of frustration with non-integrated systems, they developed KlickTrack as a synchronized ecosystem, saving retailers time and money. Key features and benefits include:

• Product Registry: Gives retailers ability to easily view and manage inventory and offer their products organized by brand. The forward-facing menu empowers consumers to shop in a way that feels most familiar.
• Proprietary Data Architecture: Reduces inventory redundancies, speeding up workflow, enabling retailers to uphold customer service on high traffic days.
• Data Segmentation Tools and Intelligent Workflows: Provides real-time insights into all sales metrics, allowing retailers the ability to analyze historical customer and product data.
• Guaranteed Compliance: Driven by real-time API, KlickTrack's compliance translator ties directly into state regulatory systems, virtually eliminating the risk of fines and violations.
• KlickTrack Fulfillment Mode: Enables retailers to create orders at the register and on the sales floor that can be seamlessly fulfilled in the back office. Also enables pre-order and delivery services where available.

Cannabis retailers interested in a demo or in signing up for KlickTrack can learn more at www.klicktrack.io or stop by Booth #821 during CannaCon (January 31-February 2). Steve Kessler will also lead a Business/Legal seminar titled “KlickTrack: Creating a global POS platform from inside the store” on January 31 from 1-1:50 pm in Seminar Room 2.

About KlickTrack
Proudly built in Washington State, KlickTrack is a fully integrated retail ecosystem, which unites a product and sales platform, compliance translator, and point of sale system for the recreational and medical cannabis market. Developed out of first-hand cannabis retail experience, KlickTrack offers a synchronized ecosystem for cannabis management across the entire cannabis retail chain and integrations with LEAF, Biotrack THC, and Metrc (end of Q1 2019) states. KlickTrack was built by Steven Kessler and Brendan Hill, co-founders of Bainbridge Island-based retail store, Paper and Leaf, which has been recognized in Forbes, Time, CNN/Money, Interior Design, Variety and Architectural Digest. KlickTrack is currently available to download in the App Store.

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Stack8 Becomes the First Cisco UC Provider in Canada to Achieve Cisco Customer Journey Platform Authorization

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UC services leader Stack8 recognized for its unique expertise in Cisco’s leading-edge cloud offering

Building on our existing Unified Communication as a Service offering with this certification marks a new milestone for Stack8 customers and reflects our commitment to addressing their cloud ambitions”

— Steven Karachinsky

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Stack8, a leading provider of Cisco Unified Communications (UC) Services and Solutions, is now the first company in Canada to become Cisco Customer Journey Platform Authorized. Stack8’s customers now have the flexibility to choose between Cisco’s latest on-premise and cloud-based UC systems, and will benefit from in-depth expertise on the company’s most advanced cloud offering.

Cloud-based UC has gained particular traction with contact centers, allowing them to scale their operation quickly while offering an attractive cost model. Cisco’s Customer Journey Platform (CJP) sweetens the deal with advanced analytics capabilities, which have become invaluable for contact center managers and supervisors who need greater insight into their team’s performance to inform their decision-making.

Eric Losier, CTO at Stack8 said: “How quickly calls are being answered and resolved, where bottlenecks are occurring, which agents are performing best at any given time – our contact center partners draw on more data points than ever to help them make split-second decisions. Cisco’s analytics platform allows them to view and react to these data points in real-time, whether that means rerouting calls through top performers for better customer service or managing traffic dynamically to deal with spikes in demand.”

Cisco released its Customer Journey Platform following the acquisition of BroadSoft in February 2018. CJP is the Cisco incarnation of BroadSoft’s CC-One solution, already an industry favorite among contact center leaders. As a CJP authorized partner, Stack8 is not only the first company authorized to sell and consult on the technology in Canada; it also joins an elite group of just seven North American providers who are CJP certified.

Steven Karachinsky, CEO at Stack8 said: “Building on our existing Unified Communication as a Service offering with this certification marks a new milestone for Stack8 customers and reflects our commitment to addressing their cloud ambitions. Of course, we understand that every business is at a different stage of their cloud journey. That’s why we work with each customer to find the right technology mix for their needs and help them evolve at a pace that makes sense for them.”

About Stack8
Stack8’s mission is to fight for our customers to achieve the promise of Digital Communications
Stack8 aspires to deliver on the promise of Digital Communications. Today, the majority of companies that have transitioned to IP communications have effectively just bought an expensive phone system, yielding little business performance improvements. While the promise of digital communications is well defined (see below), companies just can’t get there. There are numerous factors holding customers back, led by integrators/partners treating this move like any other project. Once the technology is installed, they move to the next project stranding the customer with a complicated and difficult to use platform.

We built Stack8 to really fight for our customers. We seek to get past the broken promises of integrators by building a pathway to digital communications while also adhering to disciplined IT processes. This quest requires a blend of creativity, passion, and experience so that our clients no longer have to accept the status quo.
We believe in this promise and have built our company to lead our customers on their Digital journey.
Founded in 2010, Stack8 Technologies is an independent, privately held company based in Montreal, Canada. To find out more, please visit www.stack8.com.

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Worried about the financial impact of data breaches? 5 reasons for cyber insurance

Joe Collinwood at CySure explains why cyber insurance is a business essential for companies

Insurance should be viewed as an important addition to a company’s overall risk management”

— Joe Collinwood, CEO, CySure

LONDON, UK, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cyber risk remains a key concern for every boardroom and small to medium enterprise (SME) business owner. The current cyber landscape is chaotic including state-sponsored hackers, financially motivated cybercrime gangs and simple negligent data loss. Risk is everywhere and liabilities are high. Cyber threat remains one of the most significant and growing risks facing organisations today and too few are prepared.

The global average cost of a data breach per compromised record in 2018 was $148, a 6.4% increase from 2017, according to the Ponemon Institute 13th-annual Cost of Data Breach Study. Interestingly, locations that experienced the most expensive data breaches include the US and the UK, where notification costs are nearly five times the global average. It is clear the problem isn’t going away. Although cyber security most often makes it into the headlines because of large breaches, the most frequent threat is actually to SMEs. Smaller organisations are by nature agile and innovative, harnessing the power of technology and the Internet to reach their customer base, however, this also increases the attack surface. Research conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance revealed that 60 percent of hacked small and medium-sized organisations go out of business after six months.

Five reasons for cyber insurance
Becoming more resilient to cyber risks in an age of digital disruption means understanding the full scope of cyber governance responsibilities. Here are five reasons why every business, regardless of size or ownership, needs cyber insurance:

1. Cyber crime is growing exponentially – an overwhelming majority of businesses are reliant on online services, which exposes them to cyber security risks. The 2018 Cyber Security Breaches Survey, conducted on behalf of the UK Government, revealed that 43% of UK organisations surveyed had experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months. With highly sophisticated attacks now commonplace, businesses need to assume that they will be breached at some point and have coverage to mitigate the risk.

2. Data breaches are costly – as mentioned before, in Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost of a stolen or lost record is $148, while the overall cost of a data breach is nearly $4 million. This is irrespective of the fines and sanctions under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) within the EU and California’s Consumer Protection Act, which comes into effect on 1st January 2020 and will surely add to those costs.

However, the real expense of an attack against an organisation is not just the financial damage suffered or the cost of remediation, a data breach can also inflict untold reputational damage. Suffering a cyber-attack can cause customers to lose trust and spend their money elsewhere. Additionally, having a reputation for poor security can also lead to a failure to win new business or government contracts.

3. Organisations can be held legally and financially liable if third party data is compromised in a breach – emerging regulation as announced by the US Department of Defence (DoD) and the EU’s GDPR, places the responsibility on organisations to only appoint third parties who can provide sufficient guarantees that the requirements of NIST 800-171 and GDPR will be met. Both the DoD and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will hold liable, and may, fine any organisation that has not carried out due diligence to ensure third parties are compliant. Regulatory fines have become synonymous with data breaches and the fact that cyber risks are now global, makes complying with various regulatory responses across different geographies all the more challenging.

4. Standard insurance policies do not cover cyber risk – cyber insurance is specifically designed to cover the unique exposure of data privacy and security and can act as a backstop to protect a business from the financial and reputational harm resulting from a breach. While some categories of losses might be covered under standard policies, many significant gaps often exist and cyber events can impact numerous lines of insurance coverage. Standard policies are often unlikely to cover the cost of even a “standard” security breach, let alone cyber-attack or ‘hacktivism’. Only specialist cyber insurance policies provide extensive cover. However, organisations need to research policies carefully to understand the level of cover offered and their responsibilities to stay within the conditions of the policy.
5. Improved cyber awareness and risk management – insurance is just one piece of the puzzle and solely taking out a cyber insurance policy won’t protect an organisation from a cyber-attack. Given that the single greatest cyber risk is social engineering, ie employees voluntarily but unknowingly allowing an attack to occur, it's critical that organisations get the basics right, such as putting every employee through training on how to avoid and recognize cyber threats. The fact is that the vast majority of damage done by cyber-attacks is due to an inability of the party being attacked to respond. Organisations need a comprehensive risk management plan that details how the company will respond in the face of a cyber-attack, that includes unknown threats.

Getting the basics right
Given the complexities and ever-changing threats it is important to be proactive as possible. Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed and industry supported scheme that guides organisations on how to protect themselves against the most common cyber threats. Undertaking a certification route will help organisations, especially SMEs which may not have a dedicated cyber security specialist, to coordinate all security practices in one place, consistently and cost-effectively.

Certification is a valuable indicator of a mature approach to cyber security in organisations. It helps to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate a commitment to cyber security. Whilst cyber insurance can provide a layer of protection when an organisation is faced with a cyber threat, it is no substitute for good cyber hygiene. Insurance should be viewed as an important addition to a company’s overall risk management, but organisations should not wait for a breach before confronting their cyber risks and exposure.

Joe Collinwood is CEO of CySure

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Certified Zoho Development Available from KDG

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Certified Zoho CRM and Creator Development available from KDG’s Zoho Partners

Zoho Creator development, custom integrations, and more are available from the certified Zoho Partners at KDG.

ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — KDG’s 100% US-based Zoho partners provide award winning development and custom integrations, helping businesses streamline workflows, improve invoicing, and market more efficiently using the power of Zoho.

The certified Zoho Creator and CRM partners at KDG provide expert development and consulting in Zoho Creator, Zoho CRM, Zoho Analytics, Zoho Books, Zoho Campaigns, and more.

In addition to applications in the Zoho Suite, the team at KDG can also help businesses integrate their existing third-party applications into Zoho. Integrations with payment processors, contracting software, voice software, and more ensure that data can be shared seamlessly between applications, helping businesses improve their internal and external processes.

“As one of the only US-based teams of Zoho developers in the United States, businesses from around the world have turned to us for Zoho support and guidance,” says Lynette Wills, AVP of Sales and Marketing at KDG. “No matter a business’s need, our team can develop a solution.”

To learn more about the Zoho solutions the team at KDG can build, visit: https://www.kyledavidgroup.com/services/zoho. There, a complete list of Zoho solutions and integrations is available.

About KDG: KDG has been a leading advisor in the business world since 2001. Using custom software development, small business IT support, and UI/UX design, the company has helped clients stop making it work and start making it happen. KDG has also developed a reputation for being able to see and respond proactively to changing markets. Learn more at https://kyledavidgroup.com/.

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Easton Orthodontist Offering Braces or Invisalign for Only $3,995

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Braces in Easton are available from Lehigh Valley orthodontist for only $3,995.

Exeter Orthodontics in Easton offers two orthodontic treatments at one low price.

We are striving to provide residents of the Lehigh Valley with accessible, affordable, high-quality care.”

— Dr. John Pardini

EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Teens or adults seeking affordable orthodontic care are turning to Exeter Orthodontics in Easton. Exeter Orthodontics offers both braces and Invisalign for only $3,995. Patients can choose which treatment option best fits their oral health and lifestyle.

The low cost of braces in Easton includes x-rays, retainers, adjustments, repairs, and emergency visits. There are no hidden fees, making Exeter Orthodontics one of the most affordable orthodontic teams in the Lehigh Valley.

“The high cost of braces does more harm to patients than good,” says Dr. John Pardini, orthodontist in Easton. “We are striving to provide residents of the Lehigh Valley with accessible, affordable, high-quality care.”

In addition to traditional braces, Invisalign aligners in Easton are also available. Invisalign aligners fit transparently over a patient’s teeth and can be removed for tasks like eating or brushing.

Exeter Orthodontics is currently accepting new patients at its Easton location. To learn more about the affordable orthodontic care available from the Lehigh Valley orthodontist, request an appointment by visiting http://www.exeterorthodontics.com/request-appointment/.

About Exeter Orthodontics: For several years, Exeter Orthodontics, a Pennsylvania-based orthodontic practice, has offered area patients braces and Invisalign treatments for as low as $3,995. Its team of orthodontists remains dedicated to providing high-quality care at an affordable price. Learn more at http://www.exeterorthodontics.com/.

Meredith Souder-Liss
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Rudy L. Kusuma of Team NuVision to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

ROSEMEAD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — With Team NuVision, Rudy Kusuma has developed a completely unique real estate system that not only helps his agents easily earn over $100,000 a year, but also provides exceptional service to his company’s many clients.

Kusuma started Team NuVision while working as a solo, independent agent. Kusuma realized even as a brand-new real estate agent that the reason agents struggle is because they have to look for customers. Even if they are great at what they do, their clients are hurt, because every agent absolutely must devote time for prospecting.

“In 2008, the real estate market crashed, so I did a lot of short sales,” recalls Kusuma. “Most agents were struggling because they didn’t have enough business, meanwhile I didn’t have enough time to serve all my clients. So that's when the idea of putting it together and working as a team came to me.”

In a traditional business, there's a department for manufacturing, a marketing department, a sales team, a customer service team. Each department has a specific responsibility.

“All we are really doing at Team NuVision is bringing a traditional business model to real estate,” says Kusuma. “It looks new in real estate because most real estate agents work independently, but it ought to work like this.”

Whereas your typical real estate agent must do all their own prospecting and follow-ups and process all their own files, with Team NuVision, each individual person on the team is responsible for a specific goal within the transaction, whether buying or selling.

Team NuVision’s marketing department focuses on prospecting and lead generation.

“Every month we get about 2,000 prospective buyers and sellers,” says Kusuma. “We then have an administration staff team whose goal every day is to make sure every lead that comes in, either from radio, billboards or online, is included in our database. Our inside sales team’s role is to call back, check the motivation, see if they're thinking of buying or selling now, and if they do, book the appointments for our outside sales team. The agent simply shows up at the appointment and can focus 100 percent of their time servicing the client. That's the new vision.”

Kusuma says the key qualities his most successful team members have in common is an openness to a new way of doing things and burning desire to help people. Their appointments are booked for them. The only thing Kusuma asks in return is for the agent to serve on the team’s behalf and commit to the company’s culture of service.

“If the people don't believe in our culture or our core values, then they cannot be here,” says Kusuma. “In our culture, we are here to serve. There are four groups of people we serve: the first is the client, obviously; the second is the team members; the third group is our vendors and business partner; the last group is our community. It's a commitment to each other, to the client, to the community that adds value to the transaction.”

CUTV News Radio will feature in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on February 4th at 3pm EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Team NuVision, visit www.teamnuvision.net

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Baristas Expands Maroon 5 Super Bowl Communications Portal to the Public and Gives Sneak Peak of Commercials

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Baristas opens up its messaging portal to Maroon 5 to the public previously reserved only for Super Bowl audiences allowing anyone to message the band.

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It is exciting to be introducing Baristas historic, federally legal, CBD and white coffee Coffee products, and to connect people with Maroon 5 in a unique way commemorating their performance.”

— Barry Henthorn

KENMORE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCPK:BCCI) has opened up its messaging portal previously reserved only for Super Bowl audiences to the public, allowing anyone to send a Message to the band Maroon 5 between now and the end of the game by visiting www.baristas.tv/contactmaroon5 . A special code giving those who message a discount on Baristas products will also be available. Both the NFL and the band have confirmed that Maroon 5 will be the headliner during the halftime show during Super Bowl LIII, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The game is scheduled to be played on February 3, 2019 and is the 53rd Super Bowl and the 49th modern-era National Football League championship game. It will decide the league champion for the 2018 NFL season.

Baristas will be advertising not only its bestselling White Coffee fulfilled by Amazon but also it's new EnrichaRoast CBD Coffee www.baristas.tv which uses a proprietary technology introducing CBD to the beans after they are roasted. A sneak peek of the ads that will be shown featuring international Supermodel Front Montgomery and recording artist Megs McLean can be seen at www.trywhitecoffee.com

Barry Henthorn CEO stated: “It is not only exciting to be introducing our products to a whole new audience, but to be able to connect people with Maroon 5 in a unique way commemorating their performance along with the historic introduction of federally legal Baristas EnrichaRoast CBD hemp derivative coffee”

On Super Bowl Sunday a special set of ads introducing the Baristas White Coffee and the new Baristas EnrichaRoast CBD Coffee, will run throughout the day in and around the stadium before, during, and after the game, and will include a special offer to send a message to Maroon 5. The spots will be seen on numerous digital displays including mobile devices allowing fans to connect via special Portals.

The media buys were made possible and were created via digital media frontrunner ReelTime Media (OTCPK: RLTR) www.reeltime.com whose capabilities are redefining how companies are evaluating and purchasing their TV, radio, print, and other new media. The CBD specific ads are being placed through Canna Broadcast Media (OTCPK: CBMJ) www.cannabroadcastmedia.com that specializes in getting cannabis companies access to mainstream media to get the CBD ads approved. CBMJ is the only company that ReelTime Media will allow cannabis ads to be placed through on their networks or portals.

About Maroon 5: Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band. It is based in Los Angeles, California. It used to be called Karas Flowers. The band members were vocalist Adam Levine, guitarist James Valentine, bassist Mickey Madden, percussionist Matt Flynn, and keyboardists Jesse Carmichael and PJ Morton. The band has released 5 studio albums, Songs About Jane (2002), It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007), Hands All Over (2010), Overexposed (2012), and V. All those albums charted in the top 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. The band has sold more than 27 million albums and 109 million singles worldwide.

About Baristas Coffee Company: Baristas is a national Coffee Company that is recognized throughout the US. It currently produces and sells coffee related products under the Baristas brand. The Baristas White Coffee single-serve cups compatible with the Keurig 2.0 brewing system is the bestselling product in its category. Baristas also markets other coffee related products. Baristas gained mainstream exposure when it became the subject of “Grounded in Seattle” the reality show special feature which aired on WE tv. It has been featured nationally including during Shark Tank on CNBC with Front Montgomery, CNN, ESPN, Food Network, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Modern Living with kathy ireland, Sports Illustrated, NFL Monday and Thursday Night Football with Megs McLean, and other notable media.

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Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys publishes guidance on TN Nafta work visas for Mexican applicants

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In her newest article in her Instruction Series on various US Business and Employment-Based Visas, Attorney Magdalena Cuprys provides guidance on TN Visas

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changes to NAFTA are expected in the near future based on ongoing trade negotiations. Those who plan to apply for TN visas, as well as their employers, should keep an eye on political developments”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Work visas under NAFTA are currently in the political spotlight because of statements made by President Donald Trump and ongoing trade pact negotiations. In her next article in her Instruction Series on various US Business and Employment-Based Visas, Immigration Attorney Magdalena Ewa Cuprys examines the current state of TN Visas available to Mexican Nationals seeking employment in the United States under NAFTA. The complete article appears on the Blog of Ms. Cuprys at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It creates special economic and trade relationships for the United States, Canada and Mexico. This article shall specifically discuss only the TN Visa requirements and procedure as relates to Mexican Nationals, a separate article regarding Canadian Citizens under NAFTA has previously been published as part of this series and is available on-line below.

The nonimmigrant NAFTA Professional (TN) visa allows citizens of Mexico, as NAFTA professionals, to work in the United States. Lawful Permanent Residents, including Mexican Permanent Residents, are not eligible to apply to work as a NAFTA professional in the USA.

Professionals of Mexico may work in the U.S. under the following conditions:

• The Applicant must be a citizen of Mexico;
• The Employment Position is within a specific Profession and is explicitly designated on the NAFTA Occupation list;
• The Employment Position in the U.S. requires a NAFTA professional;
• The Mexican Applicant shall be employed in a prearranged full-time or part-time job, for a documented U.S. employer (see documentation required).
• Self employment is not permitted under NAFTA;
• The Professional Mexican Citizen possesses the qualifications of the profession.

Mexican Citizens are required to obtain a visa as a NAFTA Professional, which also enables the spouse and children to be able to apply for a visa to accompany or join the NAFTA Professional in the US, as a TD visa holder. When appearing for Consular Interview for visa issuance, it is recommended that the Mexican citizen have the following (non-exhaustive list) of sample evidence for Inspection:
• Request for Admission under TN status to Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection;
• Employment Letter – Evidence of Professional Employment. See Employment Letter below;
• Proof of Professional Qualifications: – such as transcripts of courses attended, grades achieved, professional licenses, certificates, degrees, and/or records of previous employment;
• Proof of ability to meet applicable license requirements;
• Proof of Mexican citizenship- Mexican citizens may present a valid passport in addition to secondary evidence, such as a birth certificate.
• Applicable Filing Fees.

The employer in the U.S. must provide to the TN Visa Applicant a formal Letter of Employment in the United States. The letter must indicate that the position in question in the U.S. requires the employment of a person in a professional capacity, consistent with the NAFTA Occupation List, available at Chapter 16, Annex 1603, Appendix 1603.d.1.
The applicant must present evidence of professional employment to satisfy the Consular/Immigration Officer of one’s plans to be employed in prearranged business activities for a U.S. employer(s) at a professional level. Part-time employment is permitted under NAFTA. Self-employment is strictly prohibited. An employment letter or contract providing a detailed description of the business activities may be provided from the U.S. or foreign employer, and should state the following:

• Activity in which the applicant shall be engaged;
• Purpose of entry;
• Anticipated length of stay;
• Educational qualifications or appropriate credentials demonstrating professional status;
• Evidence of compliance with DHS regulations, and/or state laws; and
• Arrangements for pay.
• Although not required, proof of licensure to practice a given profession in the United States may be offered along with a job offer letter, or other documentation in support of a TN visa application.

Additionally, applicants must demonstrate that they are properly classifiable as NAFTA Professional for TN visa issuance under U.S. law by:

• Education Requirement- The applicant's employer must submit proof that the applicant meets the minimum education requirements or has the alternative credentials set forth in NAFTA agreement, chapter 16 appendix 1603.d.1. Evidence of professional qualifications may be in the form of degrees, certificates, diplomas, professional licenses, or membership in a professional organization. Degrees, diplomas, or certificates received from an educational institution outside the United States must be accompanied by an evaluation by a reliable Credential Evaluation service specializing in evaluating foreign documentation.
• Work Experience Requirement – Documentation which proves the applicant's prior experience should be in the form of letters from former employers. If the applicant was self-employed, business records should be submitted proving such self-employment.

Spouses and children (unmarried children under the age of 21) who are accompanying or following to join NAFTA Professionals (TN visa holders) may receive a derivative TD visa. Applicants must demonstrate a bona fide spousal or parent-child relationship to the principal TN visa holder. Dependents do not have to be citizens of Mexico. Spouses and children cannot work while in the U.S. They are, however, permitted to study. Mexican citizen spouses and children do require visas, and they must have the following documents in their possession when presenting themselves for admission and entry into the US:

• Proof of Mexican Citizenship;
• Proof of relationship to the principal applicant, such as marriage certificate and birth certificate; and
• Photocopies of entry documents of the principal applicant.

The spouse and children of Mexican Nationals must apply to obtain a TD Non-Immigrant visa from a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Spouses or children following to join must show a valid I-94 Arrival/Departure Record, thereby providing proof that the principal TN visa holder is maintaining his/her TN visa status. The maximum period of admission into the U.S is generally for a period of one year. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants extensions of stay in increments of one year at a time. There is no limit on the number of years a TN visa holder can stay in the United States. However, the TN visa status is only temporary in nature and does not afford the Applicant any Permanent Residence Status.

Applicants should be aware that a visa does not guarantee entry into the United States. The visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to a port-of-entry in the United States, such as an international airport, a seaport or a land border crossing, and at such point may then request permission to enter the U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, has the authority to permit or deny any applicant admission to the United States, and determine your length of stay in the U.S., on any particular visit. Form I-94, Record of Arrival/Departure, which notes the length of stay permitted, is validated by the Immigration Official.

Ms. Cuprys notes that changes to NAFTA are expected in the near future based on statements of President Trump and ongoing trade agreement negotiations. Those who plan to apply for TN visas (as well as their employers) should keep an eye on political developments that may affect TN work visas.

*** Magdalena Cuprys is the principal attorney of Serving Immigrants, a full-service immigration law firm offering a complete range of immigration services to both businesses and individuals. Located in Miami and Clewiston, the firm’s offices provide corporate and individual clients of foreign nationality with temporary work permits for the U.S., green card petitions, criminal waivers and representation in removal proceedings cases.

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Laffey Real Estate Promotes Linda Michael to Branch Manager

Mark T. Laffey, Linda Michael, Bettie Meinel, Allison Platt

Newest Appointee to the Management Team

Linda has real estate in her DNA. As a second generation realtor, Linda’s in-depth perspective of the real estate market is a priceless attribute to the firm. ”

— Philip C. Laffey

GREENVALE, NY, USA, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Laffey Real Estate, Long Island’s premier family owned residential real estate brokerage, is pleased to announce the promotion of Linda Soldano Ragione Michael to the role of Branch Manager of the New Hyde Park office. The announcement was made jointly by principals, Mark T. Laffey and Philip C. Laffey, the Broker-Owners of the old firm. “Linda has real estate in her DNA. As a second generation realtor, Linda’s in-depth perspective of the real estate market is a priceless attribute to the firm,” explained Philip C. Laffey/ Principal, Broker Owner.

Her progress has been well documented: awarded Laffey's 2017 Shining Start Honor, named 2018 Career Leader, responsible for mentorship, innovative thinking and strategic planning and, most recently recipient of the 2018 Overall Top Producer Port Washington Office Award.

Linda quickly assumed the Branch Manager role of nurturer, teacher and mentor with the same electricity and vigor she has used throughout her entire real estate career. Her common sense, direct approach is invaluable to the development of strong realtors, a responsibility she has excelled at from the very start.

In this new chapter, she is managing a robust office of realtors, navigating the complex market and applying her skills to foster a growth-oriented sales culture. Using her notoriously high energy business style, Linda’s impact is already beginning to see results. A Realtor’s Realtor, she is actively marketing and selling real estate closing out another banner year matching her 2018 success while recruiting, mentoring and challenging her team of professionals.
A Board member of the Port Washington Senior Center and a fifth generation Port Washingtonian, Linda still resides in Port Washington with her extended family.

About Laffey Real Estate
Laffey Real Estate is one of the largest privately held independent family-owned residential real estate firms on Long Island with a network of over 500 agents in 13 offices throughout Nassau, Western Suffolk and Queens Counties. Their global partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio, extends their reach to more than 60 countries worldwide. The firm is a full-service provider offering expertise in sales, rentals, relocation, mortgage, developments and title insurance to the marketplace. The cutting-edge technology supporting field agents, premium brand identity and industry-leading tools embody best in class standards. Consumers trust in the Laffey Real Estate name to provide tools and resources that help navigate the process of buying and selling residential real estate in any economic environment. Consistently ranked in the top 10% of the brokers locally and as a Top 500 Broker in the US based on the 2017 Real Trends reports, Laffey Real Estate has an exceptional record of success.

Cathy M Poturny/SVP Marketing & Media Relations
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Nexus Software LLC Nexus Evolution™ 2019 Release

The newest release of the indgrated middleware for banking devices such as Recyclers, PinPads, and more is here.

KIRTLAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nexus Evolution™ (Nexus Software LLC), a device management middleware for the banking industry, is pleased to announce the release of Nexus Evolution 2019. This year’s release includes enhancements in recycler support and expanded device options. New reporting options make communicating licensing and support details even easier.

“For NE19 we put a lot of work into implementing the most requested recycler features: simpler bill counting and a new duress lock feature,” stated Mike Buffington, Chief Architect for Nexus Software LLC. “Also in this release is enhanced functionality to ensure that the port redirectors and serial connections work as expected.”

Nexus Evolution is a device management middleware that allows financial service providers to connect their branch teller solutions to most available banking devices. The latest release of this integrated product will help create your best solution, especially if you are:
1. Wanting more flexibility and options in your device choices.
2. Looking to get the most out of your recyclers.
3. Struggling with the output from Windows Printers.
4. Looking to take advantage of the security and other specialized options of the latest devices.
5. Exploring implementing a virtual environment.

“Retail Banking is evolving and so is Nexus Evolution. Our goal is to provide the tools needed to efficiently manage necessary devices in the financial institutions network, keeping the focus on the customer and not the equipment,” said Kevin Eilerman, CEO and President of Nexus Software LLC.

About Nexus Software LLC
Nexus Software LLC is a world-leader in multi-channel device management middleware and related products and services. For more than 30 years, Nexus Software has been used by financial institutions around the world to connect any branch solution, to any device, from any vendor. Nexus Software’s XFS standards-based, vendor-neutral solutions are installed in over 350,000 branch teller workstations at more than 1,200 financial institutions around the world. Nexus Software is headquartered in Kirtland, Ohio, with an additional development office in Apex, North Carolina, USA.

For more information on Nexus Software LLC products and services, visit the company’s website at http://www.nexussoft.com/, email info@nexussoft.com or call +1 (440) 210-3400.
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Kevin Eilerman
Nexus Software LLC
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