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Blue Star Families and Sleep Number® Surprise Children of Active Duty Military Members

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 10:38pm

For the sixth consecutive year, Sleep Number has helped Blue Star Families with their mission to strengthen military families and to create vibrant communities of mutual support by helping military kids achieve better quality sleep.

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  • For the sixth consecutive year, Sleep Number has helped Blue Star Families with their mission to strengthen military families and to create vibrant communities of mutual support by helping military kids achieve better quality sleep.
  • On May 1, 100 lucky kids were selected by Blue Star Families and Sleep Number to receive the free kits.
  • "The Blue Star Families 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey found that more than one third of military families aren't getting the sleep they need to function effectively," said Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families.
  • To learn more about Blue Star Families and all that they do for military families, please visit bluestarfam.org.

BlueStar Receives Honeywell’s ‘Distributor of the Year’ Award for US and Canadian Regions

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:00am

BlueStar accomplished this feat on account of performance, undiminished support and a drive towards strengthening the BlueStar and Honeywell relationship.

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  • BlueStar accomplished this feat on account of performance, undiminished support and a drive towards strengthening the BlueStar and Honeywell relationship.
  • The Honeywell Distributor of the Year Award is granted to a company that has accomplished the highest and most sustainable quarterly sales outgrowth throughout the year.
  • BlueStar continues to execute a pattern for delivering growth, value, enablement of Channel initiatives, all while remaining effectively communicative during the collaboration process.
  • BlueStar is the leading global distributor of solutions-based Digital Identification, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID , Digital Signage, Networking and Security technology.

Bluestar Alliance Closes Acquisition Of The Hurley Brand

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 9:01pm

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluestar Alliance, LLC (BSA) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Hurley International, LLC from NIKE, Inc.

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  • NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluestar Alliance, LLC (BSA) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Hurley International, LLC from NIKE, Inc.
    "Bluestar has had huge momentum since we established the firm in 2007," commented Joseph Gabbay, Chief Executive Officer of Bluestar Alliance.
  • "Bluestar is a premiere brand management and marketing company and Hurley is a pinnacle asset with a long runway of growth ahead.
  • "Hurley is certainly one of the world's best-known surf brands yet still has the capacity to grow, particularly in skateboarding and snowboarding," commented Ralph Gindi, Co-Founder of Bluestar Alliance.
  • Bluestar Alliance specializes in developingand marketing consumer brand companies through extensive relationships with leading retailers,brand licensing manufacturers and a network of media and strategic partners.

Competitive Health Partners with Welldoc to Offer Digital Health Tool to Employers to Manage Their Type 2 Diabetes

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:36pm

IRVINE, Calif. and COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive Health and Welldoc announced today a partnership that will offer Competitive Health's clients BlueStar, Welldoc's digital assistant for individuals living with type 2 diabetes.

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  • IRVINE, Calif. and COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive Health and Welldoc announced today a partnership that will offer Competitive Health's clients BlueStar, Welldoc's digital assistant for individuals living with type 2 diabetes.
  • "Welldoc's BlueStar mobile health solution is utilized by some of the largest companies in the United States to help control diabetes; Competitive Health can now deliver an award-winning chronic care digital health solution through its wholesaler partners to employers," said Kim Darling, Competitive Health CEO & Founder.
  • BlueStar, the FDA-cleared digital health app engages people with type 2 diabetes and delivers precision, real-time feedback to help improve long-term health.
  • BlueStar was the first FDA-cleared digital health solution that guides individuals through the complicated journey of living with diabetes.

NIKE, Inc. Announces Sale of Hurley to Bluestar Alliance

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 9:00pm

NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) announced today it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the Hurley brand to Bluestar Alliance LLC.

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  • NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) announced today it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the Hurley brand to Bluestar Alliance LLC.
  • We have always admired the Hurley brand as it has maintained its leadership role and premium positioning in the surf world, stated Joey Gabbay, CEO of Bluestar Alliance.
  • This is a transformative acquisition for Bluestar as Hurleys international footprint will enhance Bluestars reach around the world.
  • We look forward to building upon the existing Hurley network and expanding to additional countries with the deep relationships that already exist within the Bluestar portfolio of brands.

Bluestar Genomics to Share New Noninvasive Data for Earlier Cancer Detection at 11th CNAPs International Symposium

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:00am

Bluestar Genomics Chief Scientific Officer, Samuel Levy, PhD, will be presenting at the 11th CNAPs International Symposium on Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma & Serum on September 23 through 25 in Jerusalem, Israel.

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  • Bluestar Genomics Chief Scientific Officer, Samuel Levy, PhD, will be presenting at the 11th CNAPs International Symposium on Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma & Serum on September 23 through 25 in Jerusalem, Israel.
  • At Bluestar Genomics we are developing a novel blood test and we look forward to demonstrating superior predictability for detection of earlier stage cancers.
  • By monitoring 5hmC profiles in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) Bluestar Genomics is able to detect the presence of cancer from a simple blood sample.
  • The platform technology at Bluestar Genomics shows how the detection of the presence of cancer and concordant classification of tumor origin can be leveraged toward a robust clinical assay for routine cancer detection, said Dr. Levy.

Bluestar Genomics Presents New Data Demonstrating Feasibility of a Novel Blood Test for Earlier Detection and Classification of Multiple Cancers

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:07pm

Bluestar Genomics is dedicated to identifying aggressive cancer biology at its earliest stages, when there is the greatest possibility for successful treatment and cure.

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  • Bluestar Genomics is dedicated to identifying aggressive cancer biology at its earliest stages, when there is the greatest possibility for successful treatment and cure.
  • We believe cell-free epigenomic biomarkers in convenient blood tests enable accurate noninvasive diagnostics, creating new opportunities for earlier and more targeted treatment, said Patrick Arensdorf, Chief Executive Officer, Bluestar Genomics.
  • Using 5hmC biomarkers in blood, Bluestar Genomics is developing novel approaches to classify multiple early stage cancers noninvasively.
  • These scores indicate that Bluestar Genomics classification tests have a high probability of distinguishing early stage cancers using simple blood tests.

Newcastle Systems Signs Distribution Agreement with BlueStar

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 1:00pm

BlueStar's partner network will gain the opportunity to now offer several of Newcastle Systems' Mobile Powered Products and Workplace Mobility Solutions.

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  • BlueStar's partner network will gain the opportunity to now offer several of Newcastle Systems' Mobile Powered Products and Workplace Mobility Solutions.
  • "Bringing Newcastle Systems on board is a smart and complementary move to our existing vendors," says Mike Byington, Vice President of Business Development at BlueStar.
  • Newcastle Systems' products, services, and support will aid our customers in their ability to expand their business.
  • "This is a great opportunity for Newcastle, Bluestar, and Bluestar's Partner Network," said Derek Coppinger, Vice President of Newcastle Systems.

BlueStar® Announces Kitchen Designer of the Year in 4th Annual Design Competition

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

The winning sophisticated kitchen design was selected for its classic elegance, blending dramatic navy tones with bright whites and brass finishes, with the commercial performance of BlueStar chef-inspired appliances.

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  • The winning sophisticated kitchen design was selected for its classic elegance, blending dramatic navy tones with bright whites and brass finishes, with the commercial performance of BlueStar chef-inspired appliances.
  • According to internationally acclaimed designer Eric Cohler who led the judging panel, "This is a well-designed, bright and cheerful kitchen.
  • The contest, which attracted entries from across the country, honors design professionals who incorporate BlueStar products into innovative, beautiful kitchen designs.
  • The Grand Prize winner receives BlueStar appliances for his/her home kitchen and the title BlueStar Kitchen Designer of the Year.

BlueStar Recognized for Design Excellence with Two GOOD DESIGN™ Awards

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 5:00pm

The GOOD DESIGN Award is conferred annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

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  • The GOOD DESIGN Award is conferred annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.
  • "We're honored to be recognized by respected voices in the design community that acknowledge our goal of designing exceptional products that people love and enjoy," said BlueStar President Eliza Sheffield, noting that BlueStar has been honored with GOOD DESIGN awards several times in the past.
  • BlueStar's 2018 winning products are:
    The BlueStar French Door Built-In Refrigerator is launching in February 2019 at appliance retailers nationwide.
  • All products and graphics are also published in the Good Design Yearbook for 2018-2019 and is available through Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. For information on BlueStar, visit http://www.bluestarcooking.com .