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NAWBO Columbus Leads Effort to Create First WBE Program for Ohio

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, the persistent efforts of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Columbus for the creation of a Women’s Enterprise Certification (WBE) paid off. House Bill 494 was passed by the Ohio Legislature and signed into law by Governor Kasich on December 19, 2018. The bill contains language that will …

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Merry Korn Testifies Supporting HB 492 Ohio Business Women's Certification

Merry Korn provided testimony today in support of Ohio House Bill 492, which would create the Ohio Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification program, before the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee chaired by Representative Marlene Anielski (R- Walton Hills). Korn testified that her firm, Pearl Interactive Network, regularly encounters challenges to accessing state government …

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Top 7 Values of Supportive Care and Remote Monitoring (SCRM)

According to one of our most recent white papers there are 7 values of Supportive Care and Remote Monitoring (SCRM).  These are worth another mention. The top 7 values enclosed below are the epitome of our mission, vision and values. Our Mission: We are a social enterprise that gives hiring priority to skilled and talented …

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Inclusive Hiring: Personal Story & Pearls of Wisdom

Inclusive Hiring Hiring. One simple word.  Hiring.  We discover a variety of different requirements when we peel back the layers of that one simple word. One of those layers inclusion.  This layer is complex and deep.  The same layers are involved in every hire we make. Every new team member we employ. The complexity of …

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Merry Korn, CEO Receives The Progressive Entrepreneur Award

The Smart Women Awards recognize the achievements of leading businesswomen, inspiring male advocates and effective women’s programs. Merry Korn, CEO of Pearl Interactive Network, Inc. is honored to have received the Progressive Entrepreneur Award. The Progressive Entrepreneur Award recognizes female entrepreneurs who have either founded or co-founded a for-profit business that has achieved substantial growth …

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Accessibility: Website Creation and Auditing Part 3 of 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of This Series I provided some basic information on building an accessible website.  At this point, your website is built. You believe it is compliant, but you want to do an audit to make sure. Website Criteria There are several automated solutions available. Below I have listed some key …

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Accessibility: Delivering the Message on Facebook

Many companies utilize Facebook (FB) as a marketing tool.  Recently FB changed its algorithms.  This has become frustrating for businesses who utilize FB as a deliverable platform. The algorithms have caused decreased visibility when posting business advertisements or responding to customer inquiries. What starts on Facebook affects other social media platforms as well. “We’ll show …

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Pearl Received the Quality Service Provider Award!

Pearl Interactive Network, Inc. announced originally in December of 2017 that it was recognized by General Dynamics Information Technology as a high-performing small subcontractor for their technical effort and performance during the past year. The General Dynamics Information Technology Quality Service Provider (QSP) Program uses an established quality rating system and an annual evaluation process …

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Accessibility: Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality has recently been a popular topic of conversation within the disability community. But what is it, and what does it mean for the disability community? By definition, net neutrality, or open Internet, is a principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) should give companies/individuals access to all legal content and applications on an equal …

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Accessibility: Is Your Business Leaving Money on the Table?

Accessibility & Technology – Every Industry Making products and various services accessible for assistive readers, and providing greater keyboard control are two major aspects of providing accessibility within electronic communications (i.e. Web sites, e-mails). It is becoming more important to the retail industry and other types of businesses to provide for accessibility, as competition for …

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