Thursday, September 22, 2011

SinglePoint Announces New Product Offerings: Client Press Release

New offerings include SingleTRAK for real-time transportation location and SingleREV revenue share advertising program
Portland, Oregon, September 22, 2011SinglePoint unveils two products designed to make the most of real time communication for both passengers and transit agencies and charter companies. The products, titled SingleTRAK and SingleREV, respectively, represent the latest in cutting edge technology and real-time data delivery.

SingleTRAK, powered by TransLōc, provides real-time bus and train location details via the passengers’ web browser or handheld device. Information can also be made available at the station or depot. “TransLōc is excited to work with SinglePoint to give their transit customers access to the latest passenger information tools for their riders,” says Joshua Cohen, TransLōc. “Like Wi-Fi on buses, being able to see where the bus is and when it will arrive is an excellent use of technology to improve the transit experience for riders.”

SingleREV, powered by BluePod Media, is a revolutionary business model for charter companies and transit agencies. SingleREV is an advertising offering that allows SinglePoint to initiate a revenue share program with the company or agency, in exchange for putting advertisements in front of passengers. The solution will intuitively know how to emulate the end-user’s device and deliver the proper screen size and ratio so that the ads are aesthetically pleasing.
“Bluepod Media is delighted to be appointed by SinglePoint as exclusive media marketing partner for their SingleREV proposition,” says Stefan Hohmann, Co-founder, Bluepod Media. “Bluepod Media’s proven, world class location based media serving expertise is the perfect fit to SinglePoint’s technical transit Wi-Fi offering – together we can offer the most comprehensive, value-added Wi-Fi solution to transport companies across the USA.”
SinglePoint adds these new offerings to their suite of services, which currently include rugged Wi-Fi hardware, Wi-Fi analytics software solutions, and GPS tracking software. SinglePoint is the only company of its kind to offer all of these services. In addition, SinglePoint’s customers are able to choose services ala carte from the full suite of SinglePoint products.
“Times are tough for both public transit agencies and private charter companies,” explains SinglePoint VP of Operations Bill Hawkins. “The obvious way to solve this problem is to increase ridership. To increase ridership, you must give the passenger a compelling reason to take the bus. This can only come in the form of added amenities like Wi-Fi and other services. This is where solutions like SingleTRAK and SingleREV help; by providing a valuable service to passengers and a revenue stream back to the transport entity without having to charge the end-user.”


About SinglePoint Communications
Established in 2007, SinglePoint is North America’s leading distributor of products and services that provide Internet access to the private and public transportation markets, first responders, and commercial fleet operators. SinglePoint seeks out the highest quality equipment and service providers to ensure optimal quality of service to its clientele. For more information visit

About TransLōc

TransLōc is a next generation passenger information system. It offers riders a safe, comfortable, and convenient wait for the bus and gives transit operators a more efficient, more appreciated transit system. Riders can get real-time bus location and arrival information on the web, mobile phones, native apps for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry, SMS text messaging, and at the stop.  For more information visit

About BluePod Media
Bluepod Media is a world leading location based mobile marketing specialist. Founded in London in early 2007, Bluepod Media has achieved rapid growth with its break through vision of targeting high dwell time leisure, transit and shopping environments and creating a stand-alone mobile media network. Starting with just VUE cinemas, Bluepod Media now works exclusively with all the major UK cinema multiplexes, along with 5-a-side football centers, bars and pubs, computer game retailers, mobile phone stores and more. Bluepod Media operates in UK, Eurozone and North America, and is currently investigating opportunities in other parts of the world. For more information visit

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Safire Band on AM NW, Sept. 7, 2011

For more information about Safire and their new album, "Crashing Tiles," check out their website.

CoCo Designs on AM NW, Sept. 2011

Local Interior Designer Lora Coburn joined us today to tell us what's hot and what's not for Fall home decor.  You'll find more information from Lora on her blog.
Trend 1: Red
  • Adds instant energy and grabs attention
  • Use for bold accents with neutrals for contrast
Trend 2: Polka Dots
  • Use in moderation with accent pieces, accessories, etc.
  • Black and white combo seams to be most widely used
  • Keep it simple
Trend 3: Phlox (fancy name for a shade of purple)

  • Dramatic color
  • Deep purple with hint of mystery per Pantone
Trend 4: Texture
  • Gives definition and depth
  • Embroidery, tweed, plaid, wallpapers, metallic leathers, pebble textures, silk
  • Mix and match to add interesting element into room
Additional Info:

  • Monochromatic is still IN
  • Bold geometric prints are IN
  • Chocolate Brown is OUT -- lighter browns and tans taking it's place
  • Soft Lavendars are OUT
  • True Orange is OUT
  • Incorporating old with new is still going strong
  • Metallic leathers are IN
  • Plaid is IN

Reusing Items for Back to School: CoCo Designs on KPTV, Sept. 2011

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Lora Coburn of CoCo Designs makes a 2nd appearance on KPTV morning show "More" showcasing her skills of re-using for back to school!

Three clinics merge to form state's biggest private OB/GYN practice : Portland Business Journal, Sept.6, 2011

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Three Portland-area health care clinics on Tuesday said they have merged to create the state’s largest private OB/GYN practice.

Women’s Healthcare Associates LLC, Women’s Clinic PC and Women’s Health Center of Oregon combined as of Aug. 26.

Now doing business as Women’s Healthcare Associates LLC, the newly merged company has nearly 90 clinicians, including obstetrician/gynecologist physician and nurse practitioners, as well as the state’s largest group of certified midwives.

In a news release, Women’s Healthcare Associates cited several benefits to merging:
  • Patients now have access to the combined expertise of nearly 90 clinicians.
  • Medical officials who consult with the clinic now have access to a larger pool of expertise.
  • Patients on Portland’s east side, Oregon City and Canby will now have better access to a wider range of services.
The combined organization has 11 locations throughout the Portland metro area, including four on the west side of Portland and two on the east side of Portland, as well as offices in Tualatin, Newberg, Oregon City, Canby and an administrative office in Beaverton.

Women's Healthcare Associates Merges With Two Eastside Practices

September 06, 2011

The October 1, 2011 merger of Women's Healthcare Associates, LLC, Women's Clinic, PC and Women's Health Center of Oregon, PC represents an integration of the expertise and resources of three trusted women’s healthcare practices with a common mission, shared vision and strongly-held values. As a group, we are committed to setting the highest community standards for obstetric, gynecologic and women’s care with a focus on quality, safety and value. Read frequently asked questions about the merger >

The collaborative approach of Women’s Healthcare Associates assures our patients of the best possible outcomes by combining current science with the caring expertise of leading healthcare professionals. With our growth, more Portland metro-area women and their families will be able to choose complete women’s healthcare services from a single trusted source. The merged group will also offer the largest group of certified nurse midwives in Oregon.

The merger is a natural fit and a continuation of the history, tradition and trust that has existed between our practices and the community for more than 60 years. Our groups each have cultures that foster a family atmosphere, as well as an emphasis on strong relationships with our healthcare industry partners and colleagues; a connection to our communities and the region; and above all, a commitment to quality, excellent patient experiences and the very best outcomes for the women and families we serve.

While benefiting from the increased collaboration and resources of the larger network, patients will continue the relationships they’ve developed with the same caring OB/GYN physicians, perinatologists, nurse midwivesnurse practitioners and genetic counselors they’re accustomed to seeing. We look forward to continuing to meet your women’s healthcare needs.

Dr. Mark Tomlinson on More Good Day Oregon: Sept. 1, 2011

Perinatologist Mark Tomlinson, MD, MBA of Northwest Perinatal Center, taped a segment yesterday for Channel 12’s "More" Good Day Oregon morning program. The segment will air Friday, September 2nd at 9:00AM and Monday, September 5th on the afternoon program "Better" at 2PM.

Dr. Tomlinson and host Kimberly Maus discussed the future of elective deliveries in the Portland region and throughout the state, specifically the agreement, effective September 1st, made among 17 hospitals to discontinue "early term" elective inductions or c-sections (those performed between 37 and 39 weeks' gestation that are not medically indicated).

First Annual White Party Portland a Success: Portland Society

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Sept. 6, 2011

Benefit for Oregon Humane Society raises over $12,000 for local nonprofit

PORTLAND, Ore. – The event’s 2011 slogan, “Do it for the puppies,” rang loud and true on the afternoon of Aug. 21, 2011, as five leaders from the Portland-Metro business community (Paul Wagner of Forkfly, Scott Kveton of Urban Airship, Nitin Khanna of MergerTech, Julie Ma of Perkins & Co, and Josh Friedman) hosted the First Annual White Party Portland, a benefit for the Oregon Humane Society (OHS). With over 200 guests donned in their finest “all white attire” in attendance at rontoms lounge, the event raised over $11,500 for the charitable organization – enough money to provide food for all the animals in the OHS’ care for an entire month.

“Choosing the Oregon Humane Society as our beneficiary was easy as the organization is very near and dear to all of our hearts,” said Paul Wagner, host of White Party Portland and CEO at Forkfly. “They do so much to help the local animal community, so we wanted to celebrate their efforts and raise overall awareness toward their programs.”

For over 142 years, the OHS has been sheltering abandoned animals, fighting cruelty and neglect, and working to build a caring and compassionate community in Oregon. The association has thousands of members and 1,500 volunteers, but they are not affiliated with any local or national organization and receive no tax dollars. Their work is made possible only through donations of time, money, goods and services.

“The Oregon Humane Society is honored to have been selected as the beneficiary of this terrific event,” said Rebecca Ramach, special events coordinator at the Oregon Humane Society. “We know our community has plenty of animal lovers that help our programs survive and thrive, so we cannot thank all the guests enough!”

The event, sponsored in part by Forkfly, MergerTech, and Urban Airship, sold over 300 tickets, featured a silent auction with donations totaling over $10,100, and even received a special visit from three, ready-to-be-adopted OHS puppies. The hosts will plan another White Party Portland for summer 2012 that will benefit a different local organization.


About White Party Portland
The 1st Annual White Party was conceived by five local leaders of the business community to invite local influencers, Portlanders, friends, and charitable supporters to come together for a fun afternoon for a great cause. The party’s mission is two-fold: to toast to summer and for guests to don their finest pre-Labor Day whites as a benefit for a local charitable organization. For more information and photos, please visit