Retina Group of New York Sponsors Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Woodbury, NY Gala


Retina Group of New York (RGONY) is proud to be a corporate Gold Sponsor of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Gala: One Night in Vegas on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York.

James M. Maisel, MD, a retinal specialist, and CEO and founder of the Retina Group of New York was honored as the Humanitarian of the Year at the 2017 JDRF Gala. According to Dr. Maisel “Over 10% of the American population is currently afflicted with diabetes and many more are undiagnosed or prediabetic. It is a chronic disease with many complications and accounts for a substantial portion of our healthcare costs. Funding is needed to do further research to prevent, delay, cure and mitigate diabetes and its complications. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure and we hope other physicians will help to support their efforts.”

Dr. Maisel frequently lectures about diabetes and its effect on the eye. " etinopathy/ [Diabetes can affect the eye __title__ Diabetic eye disease] in many ways and although extremely treatable, it remains one of the leading causes of blindness and blurred vision in adults. Diabetic eye disease often has no early warning symptoms or pain. When advanced, it can cause blurred vision, floaters or total visual loss, but don’t wait until you notice problems with your vision. A dilated retina examination can detect diabetic retinopathy before vision loss begins. Healthy people need eye exams every three years and yearly after age 65. Diabetics should be evaluated yearly even without symptoms. While laser treatments at the proper time can prevent blindness for over 90% of patients, vitreous surgery can restore vision in others even with advanced complications such as vitreous hemorrhage or tractional retinal detachments. Blurred vision, that formerly was only slowed with focal laser treatment, can now be stabilized or improved in most patients with pharmacologic treatments administered in the office on a routine basis.”

Event Registration

Be part of the JDRF Gala: One Night in Vegas on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York. One Night in Vegas brings people together to celebrate the tenacity and courage displayed by the type one diabetes (T1D) community, while raising money to fund T1D research. At this festive evening you can expect gambling for prizes, drinks, food, music and fun. Bring your friends, family and co-workers to this event and help us change the future of diabetes. The money you raise WILL make a difference. Together we can stop diabetes and have fun. Register today at 212-478-4324 or contact

About the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Its strength lies in its exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D. The JDRF vision is a world without type 1 diabetes. Its mission is accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. As the largest non-governmental funder of T1D research, JDRF has a proven track record of success. Since its founding, JDRF has aggressively raised awareness, raise or directed nearly $5 billion to researching a cure and supported the T1D community. JDRF drives innovation, demands action and stands with everyone facing life with type 1 diabetes.

About the Retina Group of New York

The Retina Group of New York has provided tertiary retinal care to patients in Nassau and Suffolk Counties since 1986 at its offices in Hicksville and Hauppauge. Both locations are fully equipped with in-office laser capabilities, cutting edge diagnostic imaging, and integrated electronic records. The group holds staff privileges at seven area hospitals and teaching appointments at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, and Nassau University Medical Center. The practice is limited to medical and surgical retinal problems. These commonly include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment, macula pucker, macula hole, cataract surgery complications, uveitis, Plaquenil toxicity and second opinions.

The group, led by CEO and founder James Maisel, MD, consists of Board Certified Ophthalmologists who have additional Fellowship Training from top institutions including New York Presbyterian-Cornell Medical Center. They are complemented by specialized ophthalmic certified RNs, Health Information Management Specialists and Ophthalmic Technicians. The Retina Group of New York utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and offers in office laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy and treatment for diabetic macular edema with intravitreal medications including Eylea®, Lucentis®, Ozurdex® and Iluvien®. Members of the group serve on the medical advisory boards of Regeneron, Allergan, Genentech and Alimera keeping abreast of the latest treatments and lecture around the country to other retina specialists about diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Maisel’s software company, ZyDoc Medical Transcription was a a finalist in the Sanofi 2013 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge – Prove It! He was honored as Humanitarian of the Year at the 2017 JDRF Gala. He is an editor for the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Section on Big Data and Diabetes. He Co-Chaired the 5th World Diabetes Congress in Prague in 2017 and presented on “Using NLP to Identify and Manage Patient Populations at Risk for Diabetes and Complications” and “Ocular Complications of Diabetes Mellitus and Laser, Surgery and Pharmacologic Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy.”

For more information about diabetic retinopathy, contact the Retina Group of New York at or visit them at:

Retina Group of New York Long Island Offices

400 S. Oyster Bay Road

Hicksville, NY 11801


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Latest CFA Asset-Based Finance Index Indicates Continued Growth

NEW YORK (PRWEB) May 20, 2018

U.S. businesses continue to grow, as reflected by increased borrowing during the fourth quarter of the year, the Commercial Finance Association(CFA) announced today. According to the CFA’s latest Quarterly Asset-Based Lending (ABL) Index, total committed credit lines increased 1% over 3Q2017 and 8% over the same quarter in 2016. New credit commitments increased 17% over the same quarter in 2016.

This data indicates borrowers have an increased need for capital to support expanding levels of inventory and accounts receivable, which is a positive sign for the economy.

Although gross write-offs grew in the quarter, they remain below all of last year and at historically low levels as a percent of loans outstanding. “The healthy growth in commitments year over year is a positive sign for both the industry and the economy,” said David Grende, Chair of CFA’s Data Subcommittee and President & CEO of Siena Lending Group.

“CFA’s Quarterly Asset-Based Lending Index provides our stakeholders with vital data they need to understand key marketplace trends. It also reflects the important role secured lending plays in the economy,” said Richard D. Gumbrecht, CFA CEO.

The Quarterly Asset-Based Lending Index is conducted for the CFA by Westat, an independent market research firm. CFA has tracked secured lending activity and published the Quarterly Asset-Based Lending Index since March 2008 to provide insight on national commercial lending trends.

A full copy of CFA’s Quarterly Asset-Based Lending Index is available at:

About the Commercial Finance Association

Founded in 1944, the Commercial Finance Association is the international trade organization representing the asset-based lending, factoring, trade and supply chain finance industries, with over 250 member organizations throughout the U.S., Canada and around the world. CFA provides education, networking opportunities and industry advocacy to the global commercial finance community.

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Performance Contracting Group Receives Prestigious International Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (PRWEB) May 20, 2018

Dale Carnegie, one of the world’s leading human resources and management consulting organizations, has awarded its most prestigious international recognition to Kansas City’s Performance Contracting Group (PCG). The Leadership Award recognizes organizations that focus on developing their human resources in innovative, thoughtful and creative ways.

PCG is a leading specialty contractor, serving the industrial, commercial and non-residential markets in its more than 50 offices around the country. PCG, an employee-owned company based in Lenexa, Kansas, has more than 50 offices across the U.S., employing more than 6,500 skilled craft workers and nearly 1,000 full-time employees. The company’s annual revenue exceeds $1 billion.

PCG’s president and CEO Bill Massey: “I am honored to receive the award on behalf of the entire leadership team of the company. This award is evidence from Dale Carnegie that our People initiative is working.”

The Dale Carnegie Leadership Award, established in 1985, recognizes companies that place a special emphasis on innovative human resources’ practices in order to reach business objectives. Since its inception, the Leadership Award has been presented to many of the best companies in the world, including; Walmart, Scandinavian Airlines, and now Performance Contracting Group. This is the second time a Kansas City-based company has been honored with this prestigious award. KCP&L was honored several years ago.

“PCG stands out for its unwavering commitment to ensuring every employee has a robust development plan aimed at building individual skills, whether that’s enhancing business acumen or improving communications. head and shoulders above our other clients in a variety of ways. PCG leads in the construction industry because of a dedication to people, but regardless of industry, their employee focus is exceptional,” said Ron Cox President Dale Carnegie Kansas City. “They value and promote succession planning and learning and development. This is a company that is always asking the question: How do I grow every team member?” said Ron Cox President of Dale Carnegie Kansas City.

PCG’s people-first approach is part of its “"Employee Success and Well-Being” initiative, which guides employees to reach their full potential. PCG’s philosophy: For the company to thrive, its employees must thrive.

Bill Massey, President and CEO, PCG has articulated a vision of "People, Strategy, Execution." PCG is world-class at execution, so the opportunity is in equaling that feat on the people side. In word and in action, the company is serious about this challenge. Morale and satisfaction are critical, so PCG worked with Dale Carnegie to measure employee engagement. Leaders at all levels are being held accountable for the people initiative. Dale Carnegie has contributed to the success of PCG by developing their people in the areas of leadership, interpersonal relations and effective communications.

About Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie was founded in 1912, inspired by one man’s belief in the power of self-improvement. Since then, it’s evolved into a movement that’s crossed borders and generations, showing people how to tap into the best parts of themselves to create positive change. Dale Carnegie’s original body of knowledge has been constantly updated, expanded and refined through nearly a century's worth of real-life business experiences. Our programs, available in over 25 languages, show people all over the world how to communicate in a way that draws others in, so they can form closer, more rewarding relationships. Whether they’re starting out or stepping up, learning to lead or heading up a team, we sharpen their inner-voice so they can use it with confidence to get the most out of their lives and their work. For over 100 years, we’ve helped communities everywhere prosper by improving the personal and financial well-being of the people who live there, and the companies that do business there. Today, through franchises in over 75 countries and all 50 states, we help people gain greater influence and make meaningful contributions in the places that matter most.

Dale Carnegie of Kansas City

We shape many company cultures in Kansas City by coaching employees to excel in their roles. For over 105 years, we have helped companies of all sizes generate revenue, increase productivity and reduce costs. We partner with companies in creating competitive advantage through the development of their greatest resource – their people.

We focus on the people side of business.

Thought Leadership Areas Human Relations, Employee Engagement, Leadership Development, Communication, Customer Service, Sales, Business Development, Presentations, Teamwork, Stress Management, Process Improvement.

For more information about Dale Carnegie, please call Ron Cox at 816-569-4511 or visit


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