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SBANE Member Custom Learning Designs' Basics of Oncology Module Wins Second Gold

The module now holds gold for Best Custom Content and Website Element/eLearning categories

BELMONT, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Custom Learning Designs, Inc. (CLD), a leader in developing training solutions for life sciences and medical device companies, won a coveted Brandon Hall gold award for excellence in the best custom content category for its Basics of Oncology module. The module is one of six included in iKnow™ Oncology Fundamentals Off-the-Shelf Series. CLD’s win was announced on September 18th. Cancer treatments change rapidly and those in charge of training at pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies are always playing catch up. In order to help bring top-level content and critical information to the learner, the Basics of Oncology and other iKnow™ Oncology Fundamentals modules were created. In March of this year, the Basics of Oncology module also competed against over 4,700 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries to win the Hermes Creative gold in the Web site element/eLearning category. A fully functioning module is available for all to test drive at http://info.cldinc.com/off-the-shelf-oncology-training-release. “Our customers develop life-changing and life-saving therapies and products every day. Assisting them by offering off-the-shelf or customized training solutions that ensure their sales force can effectively communicate the benefits of those therapies and products is our core mission,” said Donna Kilcoyne, Chief Executive Officer of CLD. “Developing a solution that has been awarded gold by two respected organizations is a testament to the hard work and expertise of the CLD staff.” “This year’s winner should be very proud of their achievements especially based on the rigorous judging process all submissions underwent,” said Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group, Inc. “We are honored to recognize the award winners who exemplify a high standard of performance in their organization and demonstrate clear, measureable business results through these innovative programs.” The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group Sr. Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits. About Brandon Hall Group Having worked with more than 10,000 clients globally and after 20 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data and expertise in learning and development, talent management, sales effectiveness, marketing impact, and executive management. (www.brandonhall.com) About Hermes Creative Awards Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) (www.amcpros.com). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production and freelance professionals. AMCP oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession. A list of the 2012 winners can be found on the Hermes Creative Awards Web site atwww.hermesawards.com. About CLD For over 30 years, CLD has provided customized training solutions to leading pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. By focusing on the right combination of learning, creativity, and technology, the company is uniquely positioned to deliver training programs that drive sales. CLD’s in-house staff of medical writers, content leads, instructional designers, medical directors, project managers and editors has more than a century of combined experience developing accurate, award-winning life sciences content. The CLD team has completed 2,400+ projects and 12,000 deliverables since inception. For more information about CLD, please visit our website at http://www.cldinc.com.  

2012 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security

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SBANE Member U.S. Wealth Management announces new Wealth Manager

For Immediate Release 


American Airlines And Startup America Partnership Launch Second Annual "Flights.Camera.Action." Contest

Small- and Medium-Size Businesses Can Enter for a Chance to Win 80 Round-Trip Award Tickets* to Elevate the Success of Their Business 

SBANE Members Announced as Winners of the MassVentures 2012 "START" Program

SBANE members are indicated with a ** 


Rhode Island Small Business Development Center Appoints State Director

Adriana Dawson has been appointed state director for the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISBDC) at Johnson & Wales University. Adriana had been serving as the Interim State Director since September 2011. Prior to serving as interim state director, Adriana also held the positions of associate state director and regional director with the RISBDC. She is a board member of the International Charter School and the Rhode Island Latino Policy Institute and is active with the Providence Economic Development Partnership Loan Committee. In addition to her involvement in these organizations she has received the national state star award at the SBDC national conference in 2011 and was named SBDC State Star for Rhode Island in 2003. In 2008, she was recognized as the business person of the year by the Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund and a recipient of the Providence Business News 40 Under Forty award. Adriana earned a Masters of Arts in Management Communication from Emerson College and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, with concentrations in organizational communication and business administration, from Northeastern University. “Adriana was our top choice because of the wealth of experience she brings to this position and her deep ties in the small business community. Her leadership and success in bringing our faculty and students together to work with local businesses and organizations has greatly enhanced the educational experience at the university,” said Jefferey Senese, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs at JWU. Adriana had this to say about her new appointment, “I look forward to working with our network partners, the RI SBA District Office and our host institution, Johnson & Wales University, to fully align our RISBDC resources and generate the kind of economic impact that will continue to assist RI with its recovery efforts.” We are pleased to welcome her in this new role and look forward to the future of the RISBDC. RI Small Business Development Center at Johnson & Wales University 270 Weybosset Street, 4th Floor Providence, RI  02903 Phone:401.598.2702 Email: RISBDC@jwu.edu Website: www.RISBDC.org Find us on Facebook! Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration  


Rhode Island Small Business Development Center Welcomes Fellow SBANE Member to Advisory Board


R&D Technologies Wins Outstanding Dealer Award


SBANE Member Blue LAN to Host Lunch & Learn Workshop


SBANE Member Dynamet Technology Approved by Boeing as Qualified Supplier For PM Titanium Alloy Products