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Tendenci Open Source Content Management System (CMS) (www.tendenci.com) is providing a spark for the Rotary Club of University Area's heartwarming campaign to provide low-cost housing to firefighters and other first responders who come to Houston to undergo treatment at the Texas Medical Center. The Rotary has kicked off a $15 million fundraising effort and launched a new website, http://rotaryfirefightershome.org/, powered by Tendenci to spearhead the initiative. Tendenci is the first open source CMS built for cause-related organizations such as the Rotary Firefighters Home fundraising campaign. With Tendenci's online donation and fundraising management capabilities, the Rotary Firefighters Home can accept donations online, organize and track donations, and automatically generate invoices and reports - all inside one easy to use software platform. "We like the f... (more)

West, Texas Rises Up Following Accident

A year ago, DPK Public Relations was called into service to help West Fertilizer communicate in the aftermath of the West, Texas industrial accident. I served as the company’s primary spokesperson and provided crisis PR response and counsel in the days, weeks and months following the accident. When we do this type of work, it is almost always behind the scenes. The impact on people and reputations isn’t always readily apparent. Sometimes, just articulating caring and compassion in the midst of tragedy can be an end in itself. For instance, the statement we released on behalf of... (more)

Saint Arnold Brewing Company's Latest Icon Blue Is a Sessionable Porter

Saint Arnold Brewing Co. (www.saintarnold.com), the oldest craft brewery in Texas, is rolling out Saint Arnold Icon Blue, a Brown Porter, throughout Texas and Louisiana. Saint Arnold Icon is a line of rotating beers that complement the brewery's year-round and seasonal offerings. Starting this week, it will begin showing up in 4-packs of 12 ounce bottles and on tap in pubs and restaurants as supplies of Icon Red are depleted. Saint Arnold Icon Blue is the first porter released by the brewery. The style originated in London in the 18th century and is named for the transportation ... (more)

Voxofon Spins Off Bit6

Voxofon (www.voxofon.com), a provider of mobile apps utilizing over-the-top (OTT) voice and messaging services, has announced the launch of Bit6 (www.bit6.com), which promises to revolutionize how developers integrate communications into their apps. Bit6 leverages the proven real-time cloud-based communications platform on which Voxofon's apps for iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry were developed. The Bit6 launch coincides with the company's presentation later today as a finalist in the SXSW Interactive HATCH Pitch Competition. Bit6 will compete against 11 other finalists chos... (more)

Tendenci CEO to Present Solutions for Web Accessibility at 2014 SXSW

Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the software development company spearheading the Tendenci® Open Source Content Management System (CMS) project for associations and other nonprofits, today announced that CEO Ed Schipul will co-present the session, "Turning a Blind Eye to Good Usability," at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival. Joining Schipul will be blind motivational speaker Rachel Magario who is an Assistive Technology Specialist at PACER Center's Simon Technology Center. The workshop will provide disability accessible solutions for website design. Access to the Internet is a nec... (more)