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From Start-Up to Mentor: Visionary Solutions Announces Expansion

Cavanaugh Mims, the owner and founder of Visionary Solutions.

Knoxville, Tennessee (PRWEB) March 29, 2012

A homegrown company and former tenant of the county’s small business incubator Visionary Solutions, is proud to announce an expansion to the WestBridge Business Park in West Knox County.

The minority-owned company provides materials transport services for a number of clients in East Tennessee and currently employs approximately 78 people before this expansion. Visionary Solutions is a prime example of local economic development gone right.

“It’s herculean. We started out in a one-room incubator space and we moved into a 15,000 square foot space. Now we’ve got 9 acres,” Cavanaugh Mims, Visionary Solutions founder and owner said.

Visionary Solutions purchased 2553 Quality Lane, a piece of property in WestBridge. The space formerly housed the 84 Lumber Truss Plant and was privately held prior to the sale.

Mims is anticipating the purchase will amount to more than $ 3 million in capital investment, with an initial investment of $ 1 million. As the corporate headquarters, Mims also anticipates a number additional jobs will be added over the next several years as the move allows the company to triple its office space.

“Cavanaugh and Visionary Solutions should serve as the poster child for what we try to do when it comes to business retention and expansion at the Chamber,” Doug Minter, the Knoxville Chamber’s business development manager said. “Visionary Solutions has shown the dedication to not only start a business that delivers great value to its clients, the company is now giving back and helping other start-ups in the area.”

A mentor in the Knoxville Chamber’s mentor/protégé program, Mims is sharing office space with Quality RX Returns, a protégé in the program. The Chamber’s mentor/protégé program pairs start-up business owners with established business leaders in the community.

Since it’s inception three years ago, participants in the Chamber’s mentor/protégé program have seen more than $ 30 million in local economic impact and the creation of several dozen new jobs. The mentor/protégé program is a component of the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley regional economic development initiative.

“To whom much is given, much is required. Somebody had to help us get to where we are now. We’ve opened ourselves up to new opportunities and sometimes joint ventures can be a lot more opportunity than just going alone,” Mims said.

Visionary Solutions is currently in the process of moving into the new facility and plans to have their entire corporate offices in the new Innovation Valley center.

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Article by Blass Homes – Tucson Real Estate

Tucson luxury real estate offers many amenities. Some of the most popular amenities include swimming pools, hot tubs, upscale bathrooms, industrial kitchens, spacious living areas, multiple bedrooms, and outdoor living space. Large interiors and extra rooms allow you to create the living areas that you prefer. For example, you can add a media theater for your comfort and pleasure. No matter what you desire, you can find it in Tucson luxury real estate.

When shopping for Tucson luxury real estate choose an experienced agent. The real estate agent should have experience working with high ticket properties in the area. Luxury real estate comes with a price tag to match. You will need to be prepared to pay for the amenities that you want in a luxury home. Because it is exclusive, you’ll certainly want to make sure that the property includes all the amenities that you prefer.

When considering the amenities and features that you want in Tucson luxury real estate, make a list and provide it to your agent. Your agent will work with you to help locate the properties that best match all your requirements. Be sure to make a list of the non-negotiable items along with the negotiable ones. This will make shopping for a property easier.

There are certain areas that offer more luxury properties than others. You’ll find that, typically, homes in the foothills are newer and offer more luxury amenities than others. Your real estate agent will work with you to show you the top locations of these upscale properties. Some of the most luxurious properties are those that have been recently built or upgraded.

Look for features on both the inside and outside of the home. For example, skylights and solar panels are nice additions to many luxury properties. These not only add beauty to the home but also provide more value now and in the future. Large, industrial kitchens with commercial appliances are part of many luxury homes. Another area that is often expansive is the master bath. A whirlpool tub is usually central to the spa-like feeling of the bathroom.

To get a feel for some of the luxuries that are available you can look online. View some of the features and amenities to get an idea of what you’d like to have in your home. Then, let your real estate agent know what your desires are so that he can look for them in the latest listings.

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Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 provides vapors, and traditional cigarette smokers who are looking for information about switching, with the latest news about electronic cigarettes. They also offer valuable e cigarette reviews. They keep vapors up to date on the latest promotions, and any product upgrades the e cig companies are making. Users can sign up for the site’s Email Newsletter on the homepage at to be eligible to for a chance to win an electronic cigarette starter kit!

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Xactly Selected as a Finalist in the 2012 CODiE Awards

SAN JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) March 23, 2012

Xactly Corporation, the leader in on-demand sales compensation and sales performance management (SPM), today announced it was named a finalist in the 27th Annual 2012 CODiE Awards, in the Best Financial Software Solution category. Xactly Incent won this category in 2010. Established in 1986 by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiE Awards is designed to honor and showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services.

Xactly Incent, the industry’s first 100-percent multi-tenant cloud solution available for incentive compensation (ICM) and SPM, allows customers to cost-effectively automate the sales compensation management process – from plan design and management, through to payment – to create a more motivated and efficient sales organization. For finance personnel, Incent eliminates the costly errors and complexity of managing compensation on spreadsheets, while also providing real-time insight into sales numbers. Built-in audit rules combined with historical record keeping also ensures compliance with federal regulations, and make it easy to find the details for any transaction

“Leveraging sales compensation management positively impacts a company’s top and bottom lines because it aligns sales behavior directly to corporate financial objectives for increased sales performance and profits,” said Chris Newton, Vice President of Marketing, Xactly Corporation. “Being recognized for five consecutive years for this prestigious award is a testament to how we are helping our customers successfully transform sales compensation management into a strategic business process that drives improved results.”

Finalist for the Best Financial Software Solution category represents the best software solution that automates business accounting and money management, including accounts payable/receivable, general ledger, budgeting, resource allocation, reporting, etc. For the full list of finalist, please visit:

SIIA members will now select the winners from among the finalists during the SIIA member voting phase of the program that takes place from March 26-April 13. Software members include the companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. As such, the CODiE Awards hold the distinction of being the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program.

About Xactly Corporation

Xactly Corporation is the market leader in on-demand sales compensation and sales performance management. The company’s SPM Suite of products enables sales and finance executives to design, implement, manage, audit and optimize sales compensation management programs easily and affordably. Xactly’s solutions automate the process of aggregating data from disparate systems into a secure, hosted repository and enable companies to leverage this business data, the lifeblood of sales performance management. Xactly helps companies improve operational performance, optimize sales effectiveness, proactively manage risk and compliance and maximize profits. The Xactly family of products is used by sales and finance executives, compensation analysts, sales operations and sales professionals across a variety of industries, ranging from SMBs to large enterprises. For more information, visit call 1-866-GO-XACTLY (469-2285).

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Club One Begins Deployment of MoSo Suite for Member Relationship & Facility Management

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 20, 2012

Motionsoft, a leader in providing member relationship management software and financial services to the health and fitness industry, today announced that San Francisco-based Club One, has launched its first 3 locations on MoSo, the cloud-based facility management suite. The remaining Club One facilities will be going live later this year. The locations will be integrating MoSo MRM for member relationship and facility management, myClub online member portal, and the Data Warehouse advanced reporting tool throughout the rollout.

“MoSo was built to help the best brands in fitness, like Club One, get, keep and know their members better,” said Al Noshirvani, CEO of Motionsoft. “It is easy to deploy, simple to learn, and powerful enough to help manage to the exacting standards that Club One demanded.”

“Because MoSo is the industry’s first true cloud-based club management and billing solution, Club One no longer needs to manage technology,” said Alan Vouk, COO of Motionsoft. “All updates are automatic, and every aspect of the technology can be handled by the Motionsoft team.”

About Motionsoft

Motionsoft is a membership relationship management software and billing provider, recently ranked among the top 1000 of America’s fastest growing private companies in Inc. Magazine’s Annual 500/5000 Report, and in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 as well as IHRSA’s 2011 Associate Member of the Year. Motionsoft counts Equinox, Crunch, Gold’s Gym, Akron General and Starbucks among their 2500 clients in the active lifestyle industry. On July 5, the company launched MoSo, a small, medium & enterprise level cloud-based business & member management software solution.

About Club One

Founded in 1991, Club One is a leading source for award-winning fitness and wellness solutions throughout the United States. In addition to operating 17 Club One Fitness branded clubs in Northern California and Frog’s Fitness branded clubs in Southern California, Club One also manages more than 60 corporate fitness centers, community centers, multi-tenant business parks and municipalities serving more than 140,000 members nationwide.

Club One’s innovative programs and exceptional service environments have earned it numerous long-standing awards, including: “Best Health Club”, “Best Place to Work Out” and “Best Places to Work” nods, as well as several Nova 7 Certificates of Excellence.

Club One partners include: Autodesk, Chevron, AOL, eBay, Electronic Arts, Motorola, VM Ware, the Jewish Community Centers of San Francisco, among many others. For more information, please visit


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DTT Surveillance Secures Growth Equity Investment from BV Investment Partners

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 16, 2012

DTT announced today that it has received a significant equity investment from BV Investment Partners (“BV”), a Boston-based private equity firm that specializes in the information, business services and communication sectors. Founded in 1999, DTT is a leading provider of managed surveillance and business intelligence services for the restaurant and hospitality industries.

Sam Naficy, President and CEO of DTT, stated that “we are absolutely excited to partner with such a venerable firm as BV. This funding will allow us to accelerate our growth and facilitate our expansion in other areas and markets. I am extremely humbled by the trust placed in us by BV and look forward to a long term partnership with them.”

Marco J. Ferrari, a Principal at BV, said, “DTT provides a valuable and compelling managed service offering that provides actionable intelligence to its customer base. The combination of DTT’s video and POS integration provides customers with unique management tools and information services that improve operations and profitability. We are excited about our partnership with DTT and look forward to working with Sam and his team on DTT’s next phase of growth.”

Alper Cetingok, Managing Director and Head of the Security & Defense group at Morgan Keegan, which acted as the exclusive financial advisor to DTT in connection with the transaction, said, “DTT’s partnership with BV will allow it to build on its already strong track record of growth and further distinguish itself in the rapidly expanding market for video-based managed services offerings.”

BV representatives Lou Bertocci, Marco Ferrari and Vik Raina will join DTT’s Board of Directors.

About BV Investment Partners

BV Investment Partners is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. Since its founding in 1983, the firm has invested over $ 2.6 billion in over 75 companies, actively targeting investments in the information and business services and communications industries. For more information, please visit

About Morgan Keegan

Morgan Keegan, a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm, has more than 3,100 employees in 300 offices across the country. The firm’s Investment Banking division provides comprehensive merger and acquisition advisory, public equity and private capital services to public and private companies as well as private equity groups. For more information, please visit

About DTT Surveillance

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, DTT provides digital video surveillance solutions to the restaurant and hospitality industries. DTT was founded in 1999 by Sam Naficy, leveraging the power of emerging digital technology to support the needs of a broad base of clientele. Since first launched, DTT has equipped, serviced, and supported more than 27,000 clients. Every day, software provided by DTT protects trillions of dollars in assets and oversees nearly two million employees. Some of the world’s most popular and respected restaurant brands use DTT, including McDonald’s, Subway, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Dunkin Brands, and YUM Brands, among others. Please visit to learn more.

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