NAPW Westchester County Local Chapter Hosts Second Summer Networking Meet & Greet to Welcome Members to Newly Re-launched Chapter

(PRWEB) September 05, 2012

Members and guests of the Westchester Local Chapter gathered on August 16th for a professional networking meeting at Caffé Azzuri. Members and guests enjoyed Happy Hour half-priced drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the restaurant’s lovely outdoor deck. Praised by The New York Times and Westchester Magazine for its outstanding food and warm, casual atmosphere, the restaurant was the perfect venue for the newly re-launched Chapter’s second Meet & Greet of the summer.

Westchester County Chapter President Sara O. Speicher enthusiastically welcomed members, guests, and first-time attendees to the Meet & Greet.

“The Westchester Chapter is consistently adding new members, which is very exciting,” said Sara.

The President restated her vision of the Chapter.

“I would like to focus on building relationships that will advance the Chapter members’ businesses and personal lives,” said Sara.

She also invited all to bring a guest with them to the next meeting, someone they believe would benefit from joining NAPW.

Sara also announced that in future meetings, members would have the chance to be a featured speaker, another way to let other members learn more about what they do. At the Meet & Greet, she collected a business card from each attendee and drew a winning member who would deliver a five-minute presentation of themselves at the next Chapter meeting.

“In the fall, members will get the opportunity to shine as either speakers or panelists ,” promised


NAPW Westchester County Local Chapter Vice President Crystal M. Cutler kicked off the Meet & Greet Go-Round portion of the meeting by speaking briefly about herself and her business LegalShield, Inc. To all members and guests who gave Crystal their business cards, Crystal offered them a business listing in LegalShield’s directory free for one year.

One by one, each member and guest introduced themselves and their businesses to the crowd. Chapter member Cheryl Croce announced her participation in the Alzheimer Association, CT Chapter’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” on September 30th, 2012 and asked members to join her team, “Memory Caregivers.” Her goal this year is to surpass her efforts from the past four years by receiving more donations. Please join her team and/or donate directly at Chapter President Sara concluded the Go-Round portion with a brief introduction of her business, VBM Pro and the benefits the business owners receive from working with a Virtual Business Manager.

Sara reminded Chapter members to update their NAPW Profiles and periodically check their NAPW email inboxes and that they may also find Westchester Local Chapter information on the Westchester County Local Chapter page on the NAPW website and the Chapter Facebook page.

Caffé Azzurri will be the backdrop for the Chapter’s September 27th meeting, as well as for the October meeting, which will feature Chapter member Thelma Jones, MD, FACP (details for the October meeting will be finalized and announced as soon as possible). Meeting invites will be emailed to all members via the Westchester County Chapter email inboxes and will also be posted on the Chapter Bulletin Board and Facebook page.

The following members and guests were present at the August 16th Meet & Greet: Bernice M. Burney, Step Two Haircutting Salon; Carmela Laber, Lamont Digital Systems Inc. , dba Campus Televideo; Cheryl A. Croce, Regency Heights of Stamford, LLC; Crystal M. Cutler, LegalShield, Inc.; Janet Rodriguez, Mary Kay; Jean Swanson, You Can Do It Coach; Kim Johnson, Elan Elite Catering, Mary Kay and Guest of Bernice M Burney; Lynn Buckmeyer, UBS Investment Bank; Natasha Aviles, I Tint NY; Randi Bale, Healthy Organized Living , guest of Sara O. Speicher; Regina Snyder, One to One Business; Rose Cintron, Department of Veterans Affairs, Sara O. Speicher, Virtual Business Manager (VBM Pro); Sheri Gregory, Sheri Gregory, Inc.; Thelma Jones, Options for Wellness; Vera Halpenny,YAI; Virginia Trunkes, SnitowKanferHoltzer&Millus, LLP.

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NOVAtime Technology, Inc. Hosts Its 2014 Encounters Conference at the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas

(PRWEB) February 11, 2014

NOVAtime Technology, Inc. (, a forward-thinking workforce management solution development company that continues to apply the latest technological advancements to its suite of Time and Attendance / Workforce Management products and services, announced today that it has successfully hosted its second User Conference February 4 – 6 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

In line with the Encounters Conference theme of “Mobility,” NOVAtime previewed exciting mobile offerings planned for 2014. One of the highlights of the conference was Frank Su, Founder and CEO of NOVAtime, providing a live demonstration of the new Advanced Schedule Manager (ASM) product. The demonstration showed one employee calling in sick and the system automatically sending text messages to several qualified employees to fill the position. As one employee electronically accepted the position, the system filled the open schedule. Another employee who responded a bit later received a declination message, saying the position had been filled.

NOVAtime User Conference attendees also enjoyed a virtual tour of the data center, as well as overviews of new features that were introduced to the solution in 2013 and new functionalities on the 2014 development roadmap. Additionally, attendees benefitted from sessions presented by Adam D.H. Grant (“Use of Mobile Apps in the Workplace: Privacy and Security”) and Alfred J. Landegger, Esq. (“2014 Wage and Hour Trends and Litigation”). Mr. Grant is a shareholder of Alpert, Barr & Grant; Mr. Landegger is a senior partner at Landegger Baron Law Group, which specializes in employment labor laws and workers’ compensation.

During a Product Review Board session, NOVAtime’s guest speaker, Kevin Soohoo, CIO at Air Systems, discussed how their company has been successfully utilizing the NOVAtime system via PCs and iPads to manage both union and non-union employees since July 2011. Mr. Soohoo elaborated on the large-group feature that was implemented in NOVAtime to support over 15,000 combinations of jobs and work order codes.

Many NOVAtime team members were on hand, meeting with attendees that they have worked with on implementations and supporting installations. In addition to NOVAtime personnel, the conference provided an opportunity for attendees to network with other NOVAtime customers. Lucy Saldana said, “It’s really good to meet the other users and learn from each other. The interaction with other users was very helpful. I enjoyed learning about some features that are already in the system and ones that will be available in 2014.” Another conference attendee commented that she really enjoyed meeting other NOVAtime customers, and tweeted, “I had a good time at the banquet.”

NOVAtime’s social media was flooded with posts from enthusiastic conference attendees. Reyna Garcia posted on Twitter, “Best conference ever!!!! Great company!!!” Someone else tweeted, “History, products, networking… great conference.”

A NOVAtime user and conference attendee posted on Facebook, “I am excited to be here again. I was looking forward to this since last year’s conference. Looking forward to learning what is new for 2014. Excited for the multi edit feature.” Later, the same person posted again, “I downloaded the mobile app while at the conference. Thanks to this technology I was able to see some employees left work to go to the Seahawks parade but didn’t clock out.”

The Encounters Conference not only provided information to users, but also enabled NOVAtime to gain insight from customers in order to guide future development. “The conference was very informative. It was a very pleasant experience, and we got to suggest new features that will help us be more productive,” said Tatjana Projkovska of Gerawan Farming Inc.

Brian Harris, Vice President of Client Services at NOVAtime, concluded, “This conference was the perfect opportunity for our customers to meet, share their experiences, and learn from each other. It was also an opportunity for them to witness the passion and energy of the NOVAtime team that continues to develop innovative advancements within the Workforce Management / Time and Attendance industry.”

About NOVAtime

Established in 1999, NOVAtime has helped over 10,000 organizations around the world benefit from the use of NOVAtime Workforce Management solutions. With corporate offices located in Diamond Bar, California, NOVAtime utilizes the latest advancements in technology for its complete suite of Workforce Management solutions. This has enabled NOVAtime to serve companies with complex data collection requirements, including badge/biometric time clocks, browser-based data collection, telephone features, PDA scanners, etc. NOVAtime offers solutions for scheduling, labor allocation, job costing, work-order management, and cost center allocation. The NOVAtime 4000 SaaS solution is delivered via Software-as-a-Service and features a multi-tiered, multi-tenant infrastructure. Alternatively, the NOVAtime 4000 STAR licensed solution can be delivered on-premise, installed on the customer’s servers. While NOVAtime 4000 STAR is available for companies with over 1000 employees, NOVAtime also offers the NOVAtime 4000 STARbox for companies with up to 1000 employees. For more information about NOVAtime and to learn about how it has helped other companies control costs and remain compliant with today’s challenging business requirements, please visit or call 877.486.6682.