Keith Barnes Named Market President for Cigna’s Commercial Business in North Texas and Oklahoma

In this role, his responsibilities include driving market growth by creating customer value and ensuring that the local market strategy, product and network offerings meet evolving customer and client needs. While focusing on improving health care affordability, predictability, and simplicity for Cigna’s clients and customers, he will collaborate with area health care professionals and health systems to help improve the health of Cigna’s customers, and lead Cigna’s efforts to serve local communities.

Keith Barnes is an accomplished and skilled leader who understands the complexities of the local market. He is committed to driving value for our customers and clients, and with his extensive broker and client relationships in North Texas and Oklahoma, he is exceptionally well-suited to drive sales and customer growth,” said Ralph Holmes, senior vice president for Cigna’s U.S. commercial business in the Southwest region.

Barnes comes to Cigna with more than 33 years of

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Sandler Named a Top 20 Online Sales Training Company By Selling Power Magazine

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sandler (www.sandler.com) is one of the largest training organizations in the world, providing innovative customer-focused content, tools and resources designed to increase performance and stature of those involved in revenue generation.  In the face of the pandemic, Sandler was able to accommodate clients with a strategic move to online training, and the expansion of online tools and the Sandler Digital Library, which earned them a place on Selling Power Magazine’s first list of the Top 20 Online Sales Companies in 2020.

Selling Power is the leading digital magazine for sales managers and sales VPs.  According to Selling Power founder Gerhard Gschwandtner, “Recent research from McKinsey & Company shows 90% of sales teams have transitioned to remote selling.  Finding a sales training partner that can deliver effective learning virtually – the same way B2B sales teams are conducting business – will

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Steve Barlow Named to Lead Lumileds Automotive Business Unit

Lumileds announced today that Steve Barlow has been appointed as President of the company’s Automotive Business Unit. Mr. Barlow has successfully led the Lumileds LED Solutions Business Unit for over 3-years and, in his more than 18 years of executive leadership at Lumileds, he has managed both sales and marketing of automotive, illumination and specialty LED businesses for Lumileds.

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Steve Barlow, President, Automotive Business Unit (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Barlow has over 28 years of sales, marketing, and business development experience in the semiconductor and LED lighting industry. He first joined Lumileds in 2003 and helped to build its LED lighting business. Steve re-joined Philips Lumileds in 2017 as the company’s SVP of Illumination. In 2012, Mr. Barlow served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Intematix Corporation and then in 2014 as SVP of sales and business development at

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Blindster Founder Kyle Cox Named Gold Winner for Executive Excellence: Business Role Model of the Year

HOUSTON, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blindster, the leading online custom window coverings business, is proud to announce that the Customer Sales & Service World Awards®, the world’s top achievement awards program for sales, service, support and business development, has named Blindster’s founder and CEO Kyle Cox the gold winner for Executive Excellence: Business Role Model of the Year.

The Customer Sales & Service World Awards® is an industry and peer international competition honoring achievements in disciplines that create the best customer experience for business successes everywhere.

When the pandemic hit, Kyle stepped back to think about how he could continue to keep in close contact with their customers but also consider the bigger picture of how to be a servant during a time of immense need for his community. Because of this, Kyle launched the COVID-19 Program: with every product sold on Blindster.com, $2 was

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InXpress Named “Best Culture Franchise” by Franchise Business Review

South Jordan, Utah, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — InXpress, the global business-to-business shipping and logistics franchise, was named in Franchise Business Review‘s first-annual “Culture100,” award-winners. InXpress was recognized for its unmatched company culture and included within The Top 100 Franchises, which received the highest ratings for leadership, mission, community, and overall franchisee satisfaction.

Company culture is one of the most important factors that contribute to ultimate franchisee satisfaction. It not only encourages improvement on system-wide performance, but inspires dedication and drives profits for franchisees. Franchise Business Review surveyed InXpress franchisees on 37 benchmark questions about leadership, franchise community, training and support, core values, franchise system, financial opportunity and self-evaluation to share their experience within the network. According to more than 70 percent of franchisees who participated, InXpress consistently offers a supportive community and positively innovates its procedures for the future.

“InXpress creates a collaborative environment that truly allows

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Stanley Black & Decker Named Winner of the 2020 Reuters Responsible Business Award in the Business Transformation Category

NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) is the recipient of the 2020 Reuters Responsible Business Awards, honoring leadership in sustainable business. The company was named a winner in the Business Transformation category which recognizes companies that are embracing innovative opportunities to address social and environmental challenges and develop sustainable business models for the future.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Reuters Responsible Business Awards,” said Jim Loree, President and CEO of Stanley Black & Decker. “We believe that corporations have a broader role to play in society, helping to solve the world’s challenges, such as climate change, income inequality and workforce development. At Stanley Black & Decker, our mission is to be a force for good. We are proud to be amongst other leading companies helping to advance progress and ensure the world stays at the forefront of

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Innovative Business Solutions Named Visionary Master Agent of the Year at 2020 Virtual Cable Awards

The cable-first master agency launched a groundbreaking cable serviceability tool, CableFinder.net.

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (PRWEB) October 08, 2020

Innovative Business Solutions, a cable-first master agency and creator of groundbreaking cable serviceability tool CableFinder.net, was recently named Visionary Master Agent of the Year at the 2020 Virtual Cable Awards.

Held September 24, the 2020 Cable Awards honored the distinguished companies who have influenced the channel with exceptional strategies and partnerships. Participating multiple system operators (MSOs) included Comcast Business, Cox Business, Spectrum Business, Mediacom, Shaw, and Altice.

“Selecting Innovative for this honor was an easy decision,” said Craig Schlagbaum, Comcast Business SVP & Channel Chief. “Through Innovative’s CableFinder, more channel partners are succeeding in B2B cable sales than ever before. Comcast Business has benefited from their forward thinking and innovation.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a top partner in the cable world,” said Jed Kenzy, Managing Partner at Innovative. “Bringing

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Music Icon and Business Mogul Master P Named the “I Am Hip Hop” Award Recipient at The 2020 BET “Hip Hop Awards”

2 Chainz, Big Sean, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, City Girls, Gucci Mane, Jhenè Aiko, Lil Baby, Mulatto, Quavo, Tobe Nwigwe and Ty Dolla $ign Confirmed as Performers

Comedians 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean) to Host the 15th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards Premiering Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9PM ET/PT on BET Networks

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Hip Hop’s biggest night returns with new hosts, a superstar lineup of performers and a legendary, music icon at the 2020 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS.” Today BET announces rapper, actor, producer, philanthropist and founder of the iconic hip hop label No Limit Records, Master P, as the recipient of the 2020 “I Am Hip Hop” Award. Additionally, comedians, actors, hosts of the “85 South

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Three Anchin Professionals Named to Crain’s New York Business 2020 List of Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting | News

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP (“Anchin”), a leading accounting and advisory firm based in New York City, is proud to recognize Lami Ajibesin, Mela Garber and Terry Pissi for being awarded inclusion on Crain’s Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting list for 2020. “These three leaders demonstrate the highest- quality client service while also providing tremendous support internally to develop an inclusive company culture and mentor the next generation at Anchin,” said Managing Partner Russell Shinsky. Each of the three women have now been included on this Crain’s list twice — Lami and Terry in 2019, and Mela in 2018.

Olamide Ajibesin, CPA, MBA, is the Managing Director and Practice Leader of Anchin’s Transaction Advisory Services. Known for her passion for deals, Lami has executed more than 150 deals and advised on more than $10 billion worth of private

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Workday Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning & Analysis …

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Workday (NASDAQ:WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for CloudFinancial Planning & Analysis 1 for the fourth year in a row.

Today’s business environment requires continuous planning to adapt to ever-changing economic, health, and geopolitical impacts. As a result, finance leaders are turning to Workday to help them model, forecast, and analyze their business with a proven planning solution. Workday Adaptive Planning delivers powerful modeling that’s easy to use, allowing customers to embrace enterprise-wide planning for greater agility. To date, it has been selected by more than 5,300 customers, including American Family Insurance, Denny’s, IBM, Microsoft, and South Shore Health, to manage their financial, sales, workforce, and/or operational planning in the cloud.

Choice and Flexibility to Accelerate

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