The power of digital to fight human trafficking

Advances in digital technology can be used to fight human trafficking.


ORLANDO — January was the month when activists work to raise awareness of a devastating ongoing problem: human trafficking.
Starting on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Jan. 11, the month is dedicated to sounding the alarm and issuing a sobering reminder that we all possess a powerful weapon to fight human trafficking: digital communications.
The same tools that allow companies to connect directly with new and existing customers, and to encourage customers to embrace their products, also can be utilized in the global war against sexual slavery.

A WORLDWIDE TRAGEDY
There are an estimated 21-30 million people who are enslaved in the world, more than at any time in human history. The tragic faces of modern slavery include children forced to become soldiers in bloody civil wars, girls as young as 13 who get sold into prostitution, and migrant workers exploited in the workforce. Continue reading

Real estate marketing in 2017: Tips for going digital


ORLANDO — Heading into 2017, Realtors have plenty of creative opportunities to find new customers digitally.


ORLANDO — Heading into 2017, Realtors have plenty of creative opportunities for finding new customers — and not necessarily in the old-fashioned way, like putting out lots of those For Sale signs that people see when they’re driving around.
The trend in marketing this year is far more likely to be digital.
Times have changed.
There was a time when Realtors wanted a prominent office right in their city’s urban core, inviting prospective buyers to drop by and start a search for their dream home.
Today, it seems what a Realtor needs most is a virtual office — an online presence that stands out and provides crucial information, particularly for first-time home buyers in their 20s who are used to conducting every possible search on their smart phone. Continue reading

Clean Beauty Bar praised as a great addition to Park Avenue

The staff at Clean Beauty Bar, including founder and CEO Kelly Newton (third from the left), join with Winter Park's vice mayor, Sarah Sprinkel (fourth) for the grand opening celebration of Clean Beauty Bar, Park Avenue's only all-natural and organic day spa.

The staff at Clean Beauty Bar, including founder and CEO Kelly Newton (third from the left), join with Winter Park’s vice mayor, Sarah Sprinkel (fourth) for the grand opening celebration of Clean Beauty Bar, Park Avenue’s only all-natural and organic day spa.


WINTER PARK — Clean Beauty Bar celebrated its grand opening last week, and has already been hailed by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as a great new addition to the very popular Park Avenue, and by city leaders as a terrific new business.
Clean Beauty Bar, the only organic and natural day spa and boutique on Park Avenue, attracted a very strong turnout during their grand opening celebration on Thursday, Nov. 3. The event was an opportunity for the public to learn more about the day spa and their all-natural and organic treatments, which includes their signature menu of massage therapy, skin care, waxing and tinting, and nail care.
It wasn’t long before the entire day spa at 170 E. Morse Boulevard was jam-packed with guests enjoying an evening of music, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and the unveiling of an exciting holiday menu of organic treatments, Tingle All The Way.
“This is our grand opening today,” the day spa’s founder and CEO, Kelly Newton, said as she welcomed in the guests. It also wasn’t long before business and city leaders were providing a strong endorsement of Clean Beauty Bar. Continue reading

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