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Aura Interactiva and Costa Rican Chamber of Industry sign agreement to improve productivity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)










San José, Costa Rica (PRWEB) April 15, 2004

To help the small and medium size enterprises in Costa Rica, the Costa Rican Chamber of Industry, in a strategic alliance with Aura Interactiva will offer e-Learning courses to improve efficiency and profitability of the countryÂ?s productive sector.

The Costa Rican Chamber of Industry is an organization that represents, since 1943, the countryÂ?s productive sector. Through its Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence has established a successful practice in integrated training, consulting, the Â?Prize to ExcellenceÂ? and development programs directed towards the small and medium enterprises (SME).

Â?Aura Interactiva, as e-Learning leader in the region, looked for the strongest partner, with proven track record, to be able to help 95% of SME that are part of Costa RicaÂ?s industrial sector, so that regardless of company size, they could have access to our technologyÂ? said Rafael Cordero, Vice President of Sales for Aura Interactiva.

The Costa Rican Chamber of Industry has a program designed to continuously update member organization�s skills, in place since 2000. �Our commitment is to help organizations develop skills in their employees so that they can be more efficient and productive, to be more successful in their particular businesses and with Aura Interactiva, we can offer a more complete training solution� said Rodrigo Jiménez, Program Director.

�The agreement between both entities includes training solutions in information technology, business, English language and other skills. It includes special benefits for organizations that are members of the Chamber� said Mr. Jiménez.

The agreement will be signed April 15 at 4:30 pm in the Herradura Hotel, salon Orquideas, while the Â?Prize to ExcellenceÂ?, the launch of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and the Industry Expo Fair 2004 are taking place. More than 500 guests are expected, along with the President of Costa Rica, Dr. Abel Pacheco and Ing. Rafael Carrillo, President of the Costa Rican Chamber of Industry.

About the Costa Rican Chamber of Industry

The Costa Rican Chamber of Industry is the organization that represents the industrial sector of the country. In itÂ?s 60th anniversary and as a result of itÂ?s strategic planning process, the Chamber has renewed its Vision: Â?To be an organization that leads the industrial sector, known for itÂ?s actions to benefit the countryÂ?s development.Â?, and with its Mission to Â?Represent the Costa Rican industrial sector to improve the productive environment and to accompany the change process that companies need to follow in order to be more competitiveÂ?. For more information, visit http://www.cicr.com

About Aura Interactiva

Aura Interactiva is the regionÂ?s leading e-Learning development company. It has more than 500,000 users throughout the region. It has offices in 9 countries in the hemisphere, with its headquarters and R&D centre in Costa Rica. Aura Interactiva offers a complete solution for corporate e-Learning needs: consulting, development, implementation and outsourcing services. Its solutions include custom e-Learning development, more than 3,000 off the shelf courses through itÂ?s partnership with Skillsoft, online English language training and Learning Management Systems. For more information visit http://www.aurainteractiva.com


















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The Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce Inaugurates Costa Rica’s First Beach Cleaning Machines in Jaco Beach











Jaco Beach inaugurates Costa Rica’s first beach cleaning machines.


Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2007

As Costa Rica’s international acclaim and popularity grows, so does its need for effective waste management to keep its natural spaces pristine. Among the most heavily visited areas, the country’s world-famous beaches are the most susceptible to the exploits of an exploding tourism industry. Part of its commitment to improve the quality and future of Jaco Beach – Costa Rica’s most popular beach destination, the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce inaugurated the country’s first beach cleaning machines on September 6, 2007.

Donated by DayStar Properties, a leading condominium developer in Jaco Beach, the machines are a milestone accomplishment for the Chamber’s Todos Juntos por un mejor Jaco campaign. To help enable a better future for Jaco Beach, DayStar donated two machines, including the impressive Beach King II, built by Rockland Manufacturing in Bedford, Pennsylvania, which is widely used on heavily touristed beaches throughout the world.

“This is a huge step for Jaco Beach, and for Costa Rica. With the country’s first beach cleaning machines operating in Jaco, we expect a lot of national attention will be focused on the success of our beach cleaning program,” said Christina Truitt, co-director of the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce in Costa Rica. “We are already seeing a considerable difference in the quality and appearance of Jaco Beach, and the machines have only been in operation for a few weeks now.”

Pulled by a John Deere tractor, the machines will clean the entire stretch of Jaco Beach, an estimated 2.5 miles (or 4 km) of wide sandy beach. In a joint effort by the Jaco Municipality and Chamber of Commerce, the machines are set to operate on a daily basis, cleaning small stones, litter and drift wood from the sand through a dig and sift process.

Costa Rica’s most popular beach town, Jaco Beach experiences heavy tourist traffic year-round and has long faced the challenges of ongoing maintenance to keep the environment clean. For obvious reasons, the community is very excited about the new machines. The recent inauguration event on September 6th was embraced with great enthusiasm as all are excited to see a better, cleaner future for Jaco, Costa Rica.

About the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce:

Founded in 2006, the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce (http://www.cenpac.net) was created to serve as a forum to help protect the interests of tourism and business in the province of Puntarenas on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. With primary membership focused in the municipality of Garabito, this Jaco-based association has a diverse roster of national and international members, including local business owners, developers, realtors, community representatives and concerned citizens.

About DayStar Properties:

DayStar Properties (http://www.daystar-properties.com) is one of the largest condominium developers on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast with seven existing projects on the Jaco beachfront. Beyond its plans to develop the beachfront, DayStar Properties is heavily involved in the community and dedicated to improving the quality of life in Jaco.

To learn more, go to http://www.cenpac.net or contact the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce within Costa Rica at 506-643-2853.

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