Schweitzer Mountain Resort to Open “Sky House” Lodge December 16

Schweitzer Sky House LodgeSchweitzer Mountain Resort, the largest family-friendly ski resort in Idaho and Washington, will open the much-anticipated Sky House summit lodge on Friday, December 16. Skiers and snowboarders that visit this winter season will enjoy the added amenities this two-story lodge provides, including a restaurant and full-service bar called The Nest, and the Red Hawk café. Situated at the peak of Schweitzer Mountain, the Sky House will be open year-round featuring stunning 360-degree views of the Selkirk Mountains, Lake Pend Oreille and the entire resort. Continue reading “Schweitzer Mountain Resort to Open “Sky House” Lodge December 16″

Qualcomm Announces Launch of Bounty Program

QualcommSan Diego – based Qualcomm Incorporated recently announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), is launching its vulnerability rewards program designed to expand collaboration with invited white hat hackers who improve the security of the Qualcomm Snapdragon family of processors, LTE modems and related technologies. The program is the first of its kind to be announced by a major silicon vendor, and will be administered in collaboration with vulnerability coordination platform HackerOne, offering rewards of up to $15,000 USD per vulnerability as well as recognition in either the QTI Product Security or the CodeAuroraForum Hall of Fame, depending on the nature of the submission. Continue reading “Qualcomm Announces Launch of Bounty Program”

HiMirror, The World’s First Smart Beauty Mirror, Named CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree

HiMirrorSan Diego-based HiMirror, a consumer electronics brand of New Kinpo Group, a global electronics company, recently announced it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Smart Home product category. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories. HiMirror is the world’s first personal beauty and health consultant providing a revolutionary approach to daily beauty; offering in-depth, personalized skincare analysis based on the evolving condition of a user’s skin as s/he ages. Continue reading “HiMirror, The World’s First Smart Beauty Mirror, Named CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree”

Dexcom Employees Foundation Awards First Grants to Diabetes Advocacy Organizations

Dexcom-logoThe Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation: A Dexcom Employees Foundation, has awarded its first grants to five public charity organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes. Grants were awarded to the following organizations: the American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA), College Diabetes Network, DiabetesSisters, Riding On Insulin, and Type-1-Today/Children with Diabetes (CWD). The grants were awarded by the employee-funded philanthropy, launched three months ago by Dexcom employees passionate about doing more for the diabetes community.

Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 were awarded to projects aimed at producing the most sustained benefits to the health and quality- of-life for people living with diabetes in the United States. Funds to support the grants were generated through Dexcom employee contributions and fundraising efforts, as well as support from others outside of Dexcom. A total of $200,000 was awarded to the five organizations. Continue reading “Dexcom Employees Foundation Awards First Grants to Diabetes Advocacy Organizations”

Whistler Blackcomb to Open for 2016.17 Winter Season on November 23

Whistler BlackcombWhistler Mountain Will Open on Wednesday, November 23, Blackcomb Mountain to Open as Scheduled on Thursday, November 24.

WHISTLER, BC November 18, 2016 – Whistler Mountain will begin operations for the 2016.17 winter season one day ahead of schedule on Wednesday, November 23. The head start has been made possible by recent colder temperatures and natural snowfall at lower elevations over the past week. Blackcomb Mountain will open as scheduled on Thursday, November 24.

“Our current base is sitting at 86cm (34in), as measured at the Pig Alley weather station on Whistler Mountain and we have received 84cm (33in) of snow since November 1. Continue reading “Whistler Blackcomb to Open for 2016.17 Winter Season on November 23”

Ashford University Named a Top 100 Minority Degree Producer by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Ashford University logoList recognizes the post-secondary institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students in the United States

Ashford University has earned a spot on Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s list as one of the institutions identified as a “Top 100 Minority Degree Producer for graduating students with degrees in various disciplines including education.” The list recognizes the post-secondary institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students in the United States.

“Ashford University is honored to be ranked by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as an institution having a particular focus on helping minority students achieve the dream of earning a college degree,” said Dr. Craig Swenson, president and CEO of Ashford University. “We take great pride having assembled a truly dedicated staff and faculty who so capably serve the needs of a highly diverse student population.” Continue reading “Ashford University Named a Top 100 Minority Degree Producer by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education”

EvoNexus Tech Incubator Welcomes Newest Class of Startups

 EvoNexus logoEvoNexus, pro-bono, non-profit technology incubator and hub for Southern California’s entrepreneurial and startup community, has announced its newest class of technology startups. EvoNexus has admitted 15 new startups to their southern California locations in La Jolla, Downtown San Diego and Irvine. The newly admitted startups will be joining a portfolio of 162 companies that have incubated at EvoNexus. The incubator was founded in late 2009 and the first class of companies was fully operational in 2010. In just over 6 years, startups that have been incubated at EvoNexus have raised over $1.077 billion in funding and outcomes and 17 startups have been acquired. Notable companies that have incubated at EvoNexus include: Edico Genome and ecoATM. Continue reading “EvoNexus Tech Incubator Welcomes Newest Class of Startups”

SmartDrive Named to Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500 for Third Year in a Row

SmartDrive logoAttributes 197 Percent Growth to Accelerated Market Demand for Open, Integrated Video Safety and Transportation Intelligence Solutions

San Diego – based SmartDrive Systems, which builds driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced it ranked 480 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. SmartDrive grew 197 percent during this period.

SmartDrive’s chief executive officer, Steve Mitgang, credits accelerated market demand for open, integrated video safety and transportation intelligence solutions that inform fleet decision making with the company’s extraordinary revenue growth. Continue reading “SmartDrive Named to Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500 for Third Year in a Row”

The Honest Kitchen Recognized as Top Workplace in America by Entrepreneur and Outside Magazines

The Honest Kitchen logoSan Diego – based 100% Human Grade Pet Food Company Ranks Highly Among the Entrepreneur360 and Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work Lists

 The Honest Kitchen, maker of all-natural dehydrated pet foods, supplements and treats, is proud to announce its rankings as number 40 on Outside’s Best Places to Work 2016 and number 47 on the Entrepreneur360 list. For the sixth consecutive year, Outside recognized the leading pet food brand as one of the nation’s top 100 companies that motivate its employees to create the perfect work-life balance. Likewise, The Honest Kitchen made the top 50 list on the Entrepreneur360 scale among small businesses that are mastering harmonious growth of a well-rounded company.

“We are committed to providing our teams, both human and canine, with an environment that inspires well-being, creativity and innovation, all while keeping the brand on the right path to continuous growth,” said The Honest Kitchen founder and CEO Lucy Postins. “We are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts by both Outside and Entrepreneur Magazines and will continue to push for these types of achievements.” Continue reading “The Honest Kitchen Recognized as Top Workplace in America by Entrepreneur and Outside Magazines”

Local Flower Farm Dramm & Echter Donates Thousands of Pink Gerbera Daisies to Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day Participants

Dramm & EchterOn Saturday, November 19th, during the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day, Dramm & Echter, a locally owned flower farm in Encinitas, CA, will hand out beautiful, pink Gerbera daisies to thousands of Komen San Diego 3-Day participants. According to Amber Livingston, Susan G. Komen 3-Day Specialist, “The Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day is a 60-mile, three-day journey of support, hope and encouragement for those who want to end breast cancer forever. The Komen 3-Day values the generosity of companies like Dramm & Echter and their support in our mission.”

This will be the 8th year that Dramm & Echter has provided the floral donation to event participants. “The Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day is a way of bringing the community together to support those who have dealt with cancer’s devastation. Continue reading “Local Flower Farm Dramm & Echter Donates Thousands of Pink Gerbera Daisies to Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day Participants”