Donoghue Forlines Floating Rate Fund (FLOTX) Receives 5* Morningstar Rating

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BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Donoghue Forlines Team is thrilled to announce Morningstar has assigned a 5 Star Rating on the Donoghue Forlines Floating Rate Fund (FLOTX). The 5 Star Rating is Overall and for the 3-year period ending 12/31/2020 out of 232 funds in the US Fund Bank Loan Category based on risk adjusted returns.

“We are proud to receive Morningstar’s coveted 5 Star Rating. It is a validation of our tactical income solutions particularly in the current yield starved environment," said Jeff Thompson, Donoghue Forlines' CEO.

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The Donoghue Forlines Floating Rate Fund (FLOTX) is one of the few tactical Floating Rate strategies available to retail investors.  The Fund uses a short-term and an intermediate-term tactical overlay to determine whether to be in a bullish or defensive posture. Each tactical overlay will trigger 50% of the Fund into a defensive position, should market conditions warrant. When in a defensive position, the Fund will be invested in short-term U.S. Treasury ETFs.

About Donoghue Forlines:
Donoghue Forlines is a Boston-based tactical investment firm that has specialized in active risk-managed portfolios since 1986. They offer a full suite of proactive strategies designed to help advisors and their clients de-risk when market circumstances warrant it, enabling them to stay disciplined to meet their investment objectives. For more information, visit www.donoghueforlines.com

Important Risk Information

Past performance does not guarantee future results and there is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the Donoghue Forlines Floating Rate Fund. This and other information about the Fund is contained in the prospectus and should be read carefully before investing. The prospectus can be obtained by calling toll free 1-877- 779-7462. The Donoghue Forlines Floating Rate Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Donoghue Forlines LLC is not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC.

As with all mutual funds, there is the risk that you could lose money through your investment in the Fund. The net asset value of the Fund will fluctuate based on changes in the value of the equity securities in which it invests. Hedging strategies may not perform as anticipated by the adviser and the Fund could suffer losses by hedging with underlying money market funds if stock prices do not decline. If money market funds are utilized, such Underlying Funds are subject to investment advisory and other expenses, which will be indirectly paid by the Fund. As a result, your cost of investing in the Fund will be higher than the cost of investing directly in Underlying Funds and may be higher than other mutual funds that do not invest in Underlying Funds.

Donoghue Forlines Floating Rate Fund tracks an Index that is a service mark of Donoghue Forlines LLC. One cannot invest directly in an index. The Index is a rules-based index, which reflects the theoretical performance an investor would have obtained had it invested in the manner shown and does not represent returns actually obtained and does not represent returns an investor actually attained, as investors cannot invest directly in an index. No representation is being made that any client will or is likely to achieve results similar to those presented herein. The Index performance includes the reinvestments of all dividends and distributions. Past performance is no guarantee of future results or returns. The inclusion of the all indices are for comparison purposes only.

S&P/LSTA U.S. Leveraged Loan 100 Index was the first index to track the investable senior loan market. This rules-based index consists of the 100 largest loan facilities in the benchmark S&P/ LSTA Leveraged Loan Index. It is included for comparison purposes only. The historical performance results of the Index are unmanaged; do not reflect the deduction of transaction and custodial charges, or the deduction of a management fee, the incurrence of which would have the effect of decreasing indicated historical performance results and cannot be invested in directly. Economic factors, market conditions and investment strategies will affect the performance of any portfolio, and therefore are not assurances that it will match or outperform any particular benchmark.

Regarding the Morningstar Rating:

© 2021 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

Morningstar Rating is for the I share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.

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Liz Alber
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Public Spend Forum and Amazon Web Services Collaborate To Bring Technology Showcases to the Public Sector

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Public Spend Forum and AWS are collaborating to bring cutting edge technology companies across a variety of domains to the government market through showcases.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Public Spend Forum and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are collaborating to bring cutting edge technology companies across a variety of domains to the government market through showcases.

These “Learn the Market” events are free to attend and feature companies from specialized sectors, government use cases of that technology, as well as tech demonstrations, panels and collaborative problem solving.

Public Spend Forum’s (PSF) mission to open government markets means lowering barriers of companies in emerging markets to enter the public sector and collaborate with government buyers across federal, state and local agencies. The Washington, D.C.-based firm’s expertise in market intelligence uniquely enables it to provide resources and tools to agencies across the government that foster deeper understanding of technical areas for government buyers to better understand the landscape, leading to superior procurement outcomes.

Previous Technology Showcases in 2020 have featured Space tech and AR/VR. The first of these events in 2021 will be taking place on February 11th 2021 on Safety Technology. This event will highlight technology for public safety and use cases in government that are being leveraged by federal, state and local agencies. It will feature:

-Presentations from 6 companies at the forefront of safety technology for first responders and front line workers.
-Insights from government leaders on how they are paving the way in this sector
-Expertise from ResponderXLabs and SafeTech on government use cases of these technologies

The Public Spend Forum x AWS Technology Showcases are FREE to attend and open to the public. You can register to attend at: https://www.publicspendforum.net/events/psfxaws-technology-showcase-public-safety/

February 11, 12-2:45pm EST

For more information, contact:
Sana Hoda, sana@publicspendforum.net
Senior Director, Marketing & Community
Public Spend Forum

About Public Spend Forum
Public Spend Forum’s mission is to create open government markets – where government buyers and companies across industries connect efficiently – through its GovShop platform. GovShop is a free supplier and contract intelligence platform for the public sector that is transforming government procurement through market intelligence and better matching outcomes.

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ASAPP and Palmer Solutions release insights on Measuring Digital Transformation

TORONTO AND LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — A recent study, published in 2020 by Deloitte (Realizing the digital promise | COVID-19 catalyzes and accelerates transformation in financial services) uncovered that the average cost-to-income ratio of digital-only banks was only 47%. With Canadian credit unions hovering in the 80% efficiency ratio range, it’s critical to quickly consider the competitive pressures and opportunities that digital transformation is presenting for the sector.

ASAPP Financial Technology and Palmer Solutions have partnered together, to publish the second release of ASAPP’s Canadian Credit Unions Insights Series. This report combines industry insight, relevant data from industry publications, and best practice methodologies implemented, by both firms, over the past decade to help credit union leaders identify, form, and package a stronger and more strategic approach to measuring the effectiveness of digital transformation.

“The concept of digital transformation is both “new” and “not new” within the Canadian credit union industry” says JR Pierman, President & CEO of ASAPP. “While credit unions have been undertaking transformational activities for years, including those centered around technology issues, there is a difference today in terms of how imperative and immersive digital transformation is for the credit union industry.”

This second release, in the Canadian Credit Union Insight Series, follows on the initial release centered on the importance of Assets per Member as a metric that should be measured, monitored, and managed.

In order to truly understand the impacts on Assets per Member (what’s causing increases and decreases), Pierman, says, “it is necessary to understand the role all channels are playing in the credit union’s success. Consequently, in order to make a positive impact on Assets per Member, credit unions must understand, adopt, and invest in measuring their digital transformation activities.”

“Digital transformation is not a separate initiative that should be specifically justified or planned – it should be intertwined within the overall credit union strategy and objectives” says Chris Palmer, Principal at Palmer Solutions. “It’s imperative that credit unions incorporate digital measurement into their broader organizational metrics, while at the same time, ensuring management has an effective way to isolate digital contribution and report its effectiveness across channels over time.”

Understanding a few basic principles in measuring digital transformation can have a positive impact on your efforts. To learn more about measuring the effects of digital transformation, please visit www.asappbanking.com or contact Tony Dunham and request the second edition of the Canadian Credit Unions Insights Report.

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About ASAPP Financial Technology
ASAPP delivers Custom Experience Software and Platform Strategy Services that create sustainable competitive advantages for regulated financial service providers as they compete against direct-to-consumer fintech solutions. ASAPP OXP is Canada’s most complete omnichannel experience platform for the financial services industry. Learn more at asappbanking.com

About Palmer Solutions
Palmer Solutions Consulting provides management consulting services focused on helping credit unions execute their member experience strategies and gain operational efficiencies through software solutions, data analytics and business process improvements.

JR Pierman
ASAPP Financial Technology Inc.
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New Book on Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Achieves #1 International Amazon Bestseller Status on Launch Day!

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ignite Press announced this week that Mary Pat Knight’s new book, The Humanized Leader: The Transformative Power of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership to Impact Culture, Team and Business Results, became a #1 international bestseller on Amazon this week in the categories of Management and Leadership, Organizational Change, Communication in Management, and more!

The book is available on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3qHJvJz

The Humanized Leader offers practical insight on how to uncover your strengths as a leader and become your most powerful and conscious self.

“For years I have been coaching my clients to bring their whole beings to both their business lives and personal lives,” says Knight. “It’s the compartmentalizing and shapeshifting from professional to personal that creates disconnection and callousness. My leaders were WHOLE LEADERS. Thus, The Humanized Leader was born. This book reflects the philosophies and skill sets necessary to provide humanized leadership to your life and business.”

To celebrate the launch of the book, the Kindle version of the book will be on sale for 99 cents for a limited time.

Mary Pat Knight is a speaker, coach, and author. She is the founder and CEO of Leaders Inspired, a training and development firm that creates individual and team leadership transformation. Her 30-year career spans executive leadership positions in marketing, operations, strategic planning, human resources, management and employee development, and executive coaching.

The Humanized Leader is based upon her simple, yet powerful system for creating Emotional Intelligence, robust leadership, and transformative cultures. She has helped thousands to express themselves authentically, work from a place of courage, and find an inner unshakable belief in themselves. She teaches others how to lead both
personally and professionally in integrity and free of compromise. Her mission is to inspire business transformation and develop solid leadership, remembering that when you are inspired in the workplace, you inspire the world.
Mary Pat resides in the Chicagoland area.

Visit Amazon at https://amzn.to/3qHJvJz to purchase the book and to learn more!

For booking information, contact support@leadersinspired.com.

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Roth Real Estate Group Achieves 30% Close Rate for New Leases with Retailsphere

retailsphere next gen search platform

Retailsphere unveils the most innovative advanced search tool to reignite the commercial leasing process

Using Retailsphere’s platform, company boosts lead generation during Pandemic Slump

The fact that we own 18 shopping centers eases the concerns a property owner may have because we know the challenges of being a property owner. ”

— Carter Stephens, Commercial Real Estate Advisor for Roth Real Estate Group

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — With 60 years of experience and an iron-clad reputation as a company that delivers, Roth Real Estate Group figured out how to win big in real estate—that is until the effects of the worldwide pandemic hit their Columbus, Ohio business. Faced with new challenges that made it harder than ever to find suitable retail tenant leads for their commercial vacancies, Roth RE turned to Retailsphere, the world’s most comprehensive retail tenant database, and CRM, to fill up their pipeline and improve their chances of closing deals.

The technology that Retailsphere makes available through their exclusive platform resulted in over 100 new, well-matched contacts to Roth RE’s pipeline, a 30% close rate on new leases initiated, and new research on more than 75 national brands that could become future tenants by utilizing Retailsphere’s research request feature. In addition, Roth RE was able to find information that helped them become more competitive with coveted, local, multi-unit tenants.

By leveraging their own real estate portfolio with that of Retailsphere’s powerful platform that dates back to the founder’s research at MIT, Roth RE was able to rise against the pandemic slowdown and close more deals with high-quality tenant prospects garnered from Retailsphere. Speaking on their ability to build trust with potential tenants, Carter Stephens, Commercial Real Estate Advisor for Roth, commented, “the fact that we own 18 shopping centers eases the concerns a property owner may have because we know the challenges of being a property owner. We can sit at the same side of the table as them and understand their needs because we have the same needs.”

According to the Roth RE group, they were not expecting immediate results from signing on with Retailsphere, yet that is exactly what they received. In addition to growing their prospect list during the continuing pandemic, Roth also leveraged the platform’s retail leasing search data to streamline their operations. Using Retailsphere, they were able to add retail tenant data to their company CRM with the click of a button, creating a seamless connection to their established email and phone leasing sequences for ongoing marketing.

In addition to these benefits, Roth also noted that they appreciated Retailsphere’s personalized service whenever their team could not find the retail information they needed. Stephens noted that he could easily “submit a research request for retailer information and the Retailsphere team always gets back to [him]. It's great to have other people finding the information that we need to follow up with all of these brands.”

About Retailsphere
Retailsphere provides more comprehensive retailer data and retail-related news than any other platform available in the industry. Retailsphere’s retailer profiles give shopping center owners, leasing executives, and commercial real estate brokers the data they need to analyze the market and make strategic business decisions when approaching potential tenants. By leveraging the data made available to them, Retailsphere customers can identify, connect with, and ultimately sign leases with better tenants. Founded in 2018, Retailsphere has more accurate data in dozens of metro areas across the United States than any other database. Retail insights from every angle.

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We Insure Opens New Office in Tequesta, Florida, Owned and Operated by Bill Flagler

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We Insure will allow me to do what I do best, which is to develop relationships and sell insurance, with We Insure as my backroom service center.”

— Bill Flagler, Agency Owner

JACKSONVILLE, FL, USA, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — We Insure Inc., an independent insurance franchise company, announced today the opening of Flagler Family Insurance in Tequesta, Florida.

Flagler Family Insurance Owner Bill Flagler started in the insurance industry in 1984 selling home and auto insurance. He expanded his sales capabilities to commercial, group health and life insurance, and then opened an agency in downtown Chicago in 1999. Following a move to Florida, Flagler opened the new We Insure agency with his son David Flagler.

Flagler says, “We Insure will allow me to do what I do best, which is to develop relationships and sell insurance, with We Insure as my backroom service center.”

“We Insure is an attractive independent insurance model because we offer full support in operations, technology and marketing. This allows franchise partners to focus on providing superior service to their customers and growing those relationships,” says We Insure Chief Development Officer, Chris Pflueger. “With his many years of experience, Bill could have chosen to launch his new agency independently, but he selected We Insure as a partner — and we believe that's a testament to the level of support we provide agency owners.”

We Insure is experiencing high demand from entrepreneurs for its innovative franchise insurance offering. The Florida-based company was created by a former captive agent with a mission to tackle the insurance industry’s biggest challenges. Philip Visali, CEO of We Insure, accomplished this by bringing together the best in choice from independent agencies along with the superior back-end support of captive models. Ten years later, We Insure has partnerships with the top carriers, and more than 100 total markets, to provide its customers with the ultimate experience of choice and lower rates. The company has deeply invested in state-of-the-art support systems and IT infrastructure to provide agents with seamless servicing so they can focus on developing customer relationships.

We Insure was recently identified by independent research firm Franchise Business Review (FBR) as one of the Top 100 Low Cost Franchises in 2020 and as one of the Top 200 Best Franchises to Buy in 2020. FBR’s recognition was based on franchisees’ satisfaction and performance rankings.

About We Insure
We Insure is a national insurance company that’s disrupting the industry with an innovative business model focused on customer experience and exceptional agent support. The franchise offers unprecedented access to carriers and complete operational, IT, service and marketing support to its franchise owners in the U.S. We Insure is expanding rapidly with more than 150 retail locations nationwide. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit weinsurefranchise.com. For general information, visit weinsuregroup.com.

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Bill Flagler
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OnPay Solutions Partners With CapX Consulting to Provide AP Automation Solutions for Their Clients

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“Our mission is to improve the lives of accounting departments globally. We are excited to provide CapX with additional tools to help accomplish that mission.”

Our mission is to improve the lives of accounting departments globally. We are excited to provide CapX with additional tools to help accomplish that mission by eliminating paper payments and invoices.”

— Neal Anderson, President & CEO of OnPay Solutions

JACKSONVILLE, FL, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — OnPay Solutions, a Top Ten AP Automation Solutions Provider, has partnered with CapX to offer supplier payment automation solutions for their future and existing clients.

“We are excited to partner with CapX to deliver the final step in the Invoice-Through-Payment automation process,” said Neal Anderson, CEO and President of OnPay Solutions. “Our mission is to empower people to improve the lives of accounting departments globally. We are excited to provide CapX with additional tools to help accomplish that mission by eliminating paper-based payments for their clients.”

CapX Consulting is an intelligence platform for business innovation. Through a unique approach to consulting and advisory, CapX Consulting enables clients to future-proof their businesses and more effectively adopt technology by providing them with a curated suite of recommended products and services, holistic optimization strategies, and workforce solutions that save money, increase efficiencies, and generate additional revenue streams.

“We are thrilled to partner with OnPay [Solutions] and introduce our clients to the incredible benefits of accounts payable automation,” said Lindsay Tsumpes, Co-CEO of CapX. “Our focus is on finding great solutions that can help organizations free up time, optimize operations, and reallocate valuable resources. We were impressed that OnPay’s solutions provide all of these benefits and more without any capital expense, making it a highly accessible tool for a variety of businesses.”

About OnPay Solutions

Listed by CFO Tech as one of the Top 10 Accounts Payable Solution Providers of 2020, 2019 and 2018 and by CIO Review as part of the 20 Most Promising Corporate Finance Tech companies for 2017, OnPay Solutions streamlines processes for accounts payable by automating invoice processing and payments.

OnPay Solutions pays their clients cash-back rebates on their accounts payable virtual card spend every month, allowing them to enjoy a new revenue stream into their organization.

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Robert West
OnPay Solutions
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OnPay Solutions AP Automation Simplified


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Clean Stock Solar Integrated Roofing ( $SIRC) to Discuss Enerev Acquisition/EV Charging Stations in Stock Market Podcast

Solar Integrated Roofing (OTC: SIRC) is excited to bring shareholders up to date on current developments and future direction in the next Stock Market Podcast.

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EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Breaking renewable energy stock news from Investorideas.com Newswire and RenewableEnergyStocks.com – Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC: SIRC), a leading integrated solar and roofing installation company, is excited to bring shareholders up to date on current developments and future direction in the next Stock Market Podcast.

In the podcast Mr. Massey discusses the Enerev acquisition, latest updates on the audit and up-listing, along with EV charging stations, fiscal 2021 and the fiscal 2022 outlook.

“The 2020 calendar year has seen major progress across all our business endeavors. Corporate excitement about what the future holds is at an all- time high. We look forward to bringing this excitement to our shareholders during this podcast.” Dave Massey, CEO of SIRC, commented

The interview will take place early next week and the company will put out a press release on Thursday, Feb 4th, 2021 with the link to the podcast.

About Enerev Solar
Enerev makes solar simple. With over 20 years of combined experience and over 9,000 solar installs, the Company provides solar energy solutions for residential and commercial properties including tailored planning, financing assistance, permitting and installation. Enerev provide its customers with first class service, the highest quality of materials and an experience that is second to none. For more information, please visit www.enerevsolar.com.

About Solar Integrated Roofing Corp.
Solar Integrated Roofing Corporation (OTC: SIRC), is an integrated, single-source solar power and roofing systems installation company specializing in commercial and residential properties in the Southern California market. The Company's broad array of solutions include sales and installation of solar energy systems, battery backup and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to roofing, HVAC and related electrical contracting work. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.solarintegratedroofing.com.

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Any statements made in this press release which are not historical facts contain certain forward-looking statements; as such term is defined in the Private Security Litigation Reform Act of 1995, concerning potential developments affecting the business, prospects, financial condition and other aspects of the company to which this release pertains. The actual results of the specific items described in this release, and the company's operations generally, may differ materially from what is projected in such forward-looking statements. Although such statements are based upon the best judgments of management of the company as of the date of this release, significant deviations in magnitude, timing and other factors may result from business risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the company's dependence on third parties, general market and economic conditions, technical factors, the availability of outside capital, receipt of revenues and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the company. The company disclaims any obligation to update the information contained in any forward-looking statement. This press release shall not be deemed a general solicitation.

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Will local coworking see a new era after Lockdown?

Will local coworking emerge as the choice for home workers after lockdown?

Now in midst of Lockdown 3.0 in the UK, will local coworking be the
go-to choice for freelancers, journalists and small business owners?

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Now on lockdown 3.0 in the UK, it’s true to say that by now, most people have settled in to the home working scenario, but although it has obvious benefits to workers, in terms of flexibility, there are many aspects that make working at home difficult for a wide range of workers.

Flexible space operators have not been slow to recognise that behind the oft-interrupted Zoom or Team calls, there is genuine stress being experienced by workers, trying to keep a professional image against a backdrop of distractions and regular home WiFi dropout.

Workspace providers have therefore been busy in preparation for what is seen as a potential upturn later in the year, once the effects of mass-immunisation start to bring infection rates down and confidence returns.

This has included making spaces fully Covid-Compliant, introducing new space utilisation, in terms of fewer workstations per area, as well as signage and hygiene facilities to encourage user confidence.

Local coworking has a number of benefits over the home office, not least that in a professional coworking space, the technology and connectivity are almost always on point, allowing freelancers, journalists, film-makers, businessmen with data-heavy apps uninterrupted.

Of course, during the current lockdown, the use of remote work centres outside the home has reduced, but many workers are still finding it worth the effort to use a local flexible office for necessary work tasks, they are finding impossible to do at home.

It’s not just about connectivity, many workers simply don’t have the space to allow for proper working and concentration, often appearing on office Zoom calls sat on beds or in crowded spare rooms as a backdrop!

Pets and children are often making unscheduled appearances (or sounds) during online meetings, further aggravating an already tense home working situation (not to mention copious Amazon drivers knocking, or the house next door cutting tiles).

Unilever’s CEO, Alan Jope, announced in mid January of this year, they would never be making a full time return to the office, read the article here
For many workers in businesses like Unilever, whose leaders are making similar strategic moves, this creates mixed emotions, i.e. they love the flexibility and relative independence, but loathe their inadequate home-office facilities.

Indeed, in a recent article published on HR News from TopCV, the world’s largest CV-writing service, whose research revealed that UK employees want ongoing flexibility from their employer, with just 7 percent of professionals ranking an office return as their top priority for 2021. See the full article here

Localised flexible working would appear to have benefits for both employers and their workforce, as it gives the best of both worlds to each party; that being greater productivity and reduced fixed office costs for employers, and improved staff morale and wellbeing for workers.

It remains to be seen how everything unfolds over the coming months, but many observers see flexible working outside of the main office as something that’s only going to increase in demand, even long after lockdown restrictions have ended.

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NEWS: Park City, UTAH "John Scott Underwood" Top 10, Winner, Best-of-State Construction, Premier Estate Builder

PARK CITY, UTAH, USA, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — John Scott Underwood remains to this day a pioneer estate home builder in Utah and surrounding states. Being responsible for the design and construction of numerous award-winning estate and residential homes in Utah has gained him a reputation for delivering exactly what his clients dream up, no matter how unusual their dream homes or building projects may be.

John Scott Underwood’s reputation for giving clients what they ask for did not develop overnight. It started in 1996 when he founded his own construction company, STARWOOD GROUPE. As a construction company specializing in building complicated, unusual projects, he quickly began construction on large, luxury estate homes in Park City, Draper, Holladay, Sandy and the surrounding areas.

Subsequently, since 1996, John Scott Underwood has broadened his specialization from building luxury estate homes to so much more. STARWOOD GROUPE now offers the design and construction of all kinds of residential and commercial buildings, from classic and modern homes to the most sophisticated office spaces. They also offer entire home remodeling, loft designs, shop designs and even unique pool installations and mountain-side homes. They don’t let complex designs or tricky locations get in their way.

John Scott Underwood, together with his award-winning design and construction team, offer to build their clients unique and high quality spaces using the latest building methods and technologies available. They also strive to use the most sustainable materials and resources, which allow them to design eco-friendly buildings for clients who want to ‘go green’ and even self-sustaining mountain-side homes for ‘off-the-grid’ adventurer types.

STARWOOD GROUPE has designed some of the most beautiful, not to mention expensive, residential and commercial buildings in Utah. They have a 5-star review and are currently rated as the number one construction company not only in Utah, but also in Wyoming, California and Arizona. Their years of experience with both private and corporate clients has afforded them an advantage of consumer confidence and loyalty that not many other construction companies in the area are able to rely on.

A long-time satisfied client, James Clarke, commented: "We have known and worked with John on a variety of home projects for over 15 years. We know him to be impeccable with his work and devoted to his craft. He delivers an exceptional finished product and doesn't stop until we are not just satisfied – but elated! We give STARWOOD GROUPE our highest recommendation and look forward to future opportunities to work together with John and his team.”

John Scott Underwood has also been involved in very prestigious side-projects over the years, working as a private builder for the most exclusive clientele in Utah. Cultivating these long-term relationships over the years has led to even more construction projects by referral with a number of high-profile clients. This is what sets STARWOOD GROUPE apart from other construction companies and builders operating in the area. Their commitment to customer satisfaction, from initial communication to on-site guidance, is matched by their commitment to meeting their clients’ every design and construction needs.

John Scott Underwood lets his work speak for itself. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in some extraordinary constructions, consisting not only of luxury estate and commercial spaces but also man-made rivers and lakes, statues, bridges, giant water features, airplane runways and helicopter pads. He won the Exceptional Home Builder Award in the Salt Lake Parade of Homes, has been featured in multiple notable publications including Utah Style and Design Magazine, was on the cover of Salt Lake City Magazine, and has won numerous other awards for a number of residential and office buildings he and his design team have built over the years.

About STARWOOD GROUPE
STARWOOD GROUPE specializes in the design and construction of luxury, custom estate homes and commercial buildings. STARWOOD GROUPE is a 5-star reviewed construction company and also rated as the number one construction company in Utah, Wyoming, California and Arizona. As the founder of STARWOOD GROUPE, John Scott Underwood has become a leading figure of Utah’s construction industry. Since his studies at the University of Utah in Mechanical Engineering, he is now one of the most sought-out estate home builders in the region.

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Source: EIN Presswire