http://www.cliffstevenson.com Calgary Real Estate Video – Cliff Stevenson – Team Leader Calgary Real Estate Agent and REALTOR®
Few Calgary Real Estate Agent and REALTORS® have experienced the exceptional growth in their business that Cliff has, in such a short time. Licensed in 2005, Cliff has received numerous industry awards, trained other Real Estate Agents on the use of technology in real estate, and has spoken to hundreds of Real Estate Agent at conferences and events. Unwilling to compromise his high level of service for anyone or anything, Cliff has quickly become one of the top Real Estate Agents in Calgary.
Dawn Seymour – Real Estate Agent®
With over 12 years of experience in the real estate industry, Dawn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Clients that have worked with Dawn over the years often become friends, and her level of involvement with her clients throughout the sales process is often the reason why. Anyone that has spent some time with Dawn quickly understands why she has realized the level of success that she has in the real estate industry. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Ehrman – Real Estate Agent®
Mike brings extensive experience in the hospitality industry to the Cliff Stevenson Group. Clients that have had the privilege of working with Mike know that he ‘drops everything’ to ensure that his clients’ needs are met quickly and efficiently. Licensed in early 2010, Mike has very quickly shown why he will be in the real estate industry for a long time.
Sandra Wiebe – Real Estate Agent®
After many years assisting clients with residential decorating and space planning, Sandra realized that home buyers and sellers would benefit from a real estate agent who could help them look at properties with an informed eye. Sandra helps her buyers avoid disappointment by pointing out fundamental design flaws in a home before they make a purchase, and she offers her sellers detailed design notes on how to maximize a home’s potential, ensuring it appeals to the broadest market possible. email@example.com
“CIBC and Rogers today announced they have completed the first point-of-sale mobile credit card transaction in Canada using the secure SIM card inside an NFC-enabled smartphone. Simon Whitfield, Pan American Games and Olympic medalist, performed the credit card transaction, buying coffee at Tim Hortons using the CIBC Mobile Payment™ App on a BlackBerry® smartphone from Rogers.
This new way to pay will be available to CIBC credit card clients using a Rogers smartphone, allowing them to pay for coffee, groceries, and other everyday purchases simply by holding their smartphone up to one of the tens of thousands of contactless payment terminals at merchants across Canada.
“We’re pleased to make history in mobile commerce in Canada by completing the country’s first mobile credit card transaction,” said David Williamson, Senior Executive Vice-President and Group Head, Retail and Business Banking, CIBC. “Getting a coffee while you are on the go is just one example of the kind of transaction that’s going to be made easier when you can pay in just seconds with a CIBC credit card on your smartphone, and we’re excited about the possibilities this offers our clients.”
“Canadians are amongst the most connected consumers around the world, and we have put Canada on the world stage today as a global leader in mobile commerce,” said David Robinson, Vice President of Emerging Business, Rogers Communications. “We are passionate about delivering technology innovations and powering new mobile experiences for our customers,” said Robinson. “Making the first mobile credit card payment means that we are one step closer to allowing Canadians to store everything they need, securely, in their smartphone.”
The new mobile payments capability from CIBC and Rogers means clients will be able to pay with their CIBC credit card, whether Visa or MasterCard, without retrieving the plastic card from their wallet or purse. They can simply hold their Rogers BlackBerry® smartphone up to a contactless payment terminal and the payment will be automatically charged to their CIBC credit card. The CIBC Mobile Payment App will be accepted at the tens of thousands of Visa payWave™ and MasterCard PayPass™ contactless terminals across Canada and around the world.
As the rollout to clients begins, the new CIBC Mobile Payment App will initially be available on two smartphones on the Rogers wireless network – the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 and BlackBerry® Curve™9360, beginning November 16th 2012. As of today, NFC SIM cards required to access the solution on Rogers suretap™ ready devices can be ordered online. Additional suretap-ready devices will support the solution in 2013, including Android and Windows Phone 8 platforms, broadening the offer to more Canadians.
The initiative brought to market by CIBC and Rogers represents the first time a bank and a wireless carrier have joined forces to offer a commercially available mobile payments solution to Canadians that leverages the secure SIM card inside an NFC-enabled device. This new solution aligns to guidelines announced earlier this year by the Canadian Bankers Association for mobile payments in Canada, as well as those developed by respected international associations such as the GSM Association (GSMA), the association of mobile operators and related companies dedicated to standardizing and supporting GSM technology and Global Platform, a cross industry, not-for-profit association focused on secure and interoperable deployment and management of embedded applications on secure chip technology.
This new mobile payment solution arrives in Canada at a time when smartphone growth is accelerating among Canadians. A recent Harris/Decima poll shows that 44 per cent of Canadians said they now own a smartphone, and within that group, 47 per cent said they are interested in using mobile payments.
Forecasts for mobile commerce suggest that it will become a significant method of payment in just the next few years. By 2016, Technology Strategy International forecasts that almost 80 per cent of the smartphones in Canada will be NFC-enabled, and IE Market Research forecasts total mobile payments in Canada will reach $14.2B.
“In a few years, a mobile wallet will be as common as a camera on a smartphone. The opportunity in mobile payments for our business is just getting started – our vision is to take the millions of cards Canadians carry today and to make them instantly accessible and secured on the SIM card of a smartphone,” noted Robinson.
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http://www.roomtoread.org Calgary Video – Room to Read – Girls Night Out – BizBOXTV had the chance to work with Room To Read to produce this great video which played @ it’s 2012 Girls Night Out Event in Calgary, Alberta.
“We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. To achieve this goal, we focus on two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. We work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond.”
Girls’ Night Out is an award-winning, annual (and unique!) “women only” fundraising event in Calgary, Alberta to support Room to Read.Launched in 2009, Girls’ Night Out is a unique “women only” fundraiser designed to encourage women of all ages to enjoy an evening of fun
and philanthropy. Following on the heels of our three previous and highly successful events, we are busy working behind the scenes to launch our fifth annual fundraiser. Stay tuned for our theme announcement as well as information on tickets, location and all of those special details that make Girls’ Night Out and evening to remember!
Girls’ Night Out is an annual Calgary-based event held in support of Room to Read, an organization looking to “transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.” For more information on Room to Read, visit www.roomtoread.org.
About the Organizers:
We are a group of community-minded women focused on doing what we can to break the cycle of poverty through the education of women and children in the developing world. All of us come with experience in the not-for-profit, community investment or marketing sectors and our common bond is our friendship and penchant for laughter coupled with a passion for the cause. Girls Night Out is a reflection of who we are….fun loving gals with a desire to make a difference.