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Page 128 of Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Charlie Allen Restorations Wins 2008 Chrysalis Award for ‘Best Residential Interior’

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charlie Allen Restorations, the Cambridge, MA – based full service design-build firm, has won a 2008 Chrysalis Award for the best residential interior renovation in the Northeast United States. The company previously won Chrysalis Awards for Best Historic Renovation Design-Build in 2006 and Best Commercial Historic Renovation in 2004.

LTC Financial Partners and John Hancock Selected by the National Education Association to Provide Long Term Care Education and Insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the National Education Association of the United States (NEA) announced the selection of LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company to provide long term care education and insurance for NEA’s 3.2 million active and retired members, plus their families.

New Marinello Spa Academy Location Opens on Fairfax

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty is pleased to announce the opening of the new Spa Academy on North Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. The Academy is an extended campus of Marinello’s campus location on Wilshire Boulevard. Join us at our grand opening ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 25th at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Authernative Granted U.S. Patent For Private and Secure Financial Transactions Method

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user and transaction authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the United States Patent & Trademark Office has granted the company a patent for a private and secure financial transactions method.

The New Major Indie: Heavy Air Music Inc. at the Forefront of Miami’s New Music Scene

MIAMI, Fla., June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the music industry desperately needing a new business model, and the gap between the major and indie labels getting smaller and smaller, a new breed of indie is making waves in a big way: Heavy Air Music, Inc. Miami is quickly becoming a music industry hub – Heavy Air Music (H.A.M.) is right in the middle.

Stickam.com and Media Mayhem Corporation Sign Exclusive Online Advertising Agreement

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Media Mayhem Corporation (MMC) has signed an exclusive advertising representation deal with live social networking [streaming] giant Stickam.com. MMC will promote Stickam.com with the nation’s largest agencies and advertisers helping them effectively reach their target audiences.

Authernative Awarded GSA Schedule Contract

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authernative, Inc., a leading developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that it has been awarded its General Services Administration (GSA) Information Technology Schedule contract, number GS-35F-0440U. The contract enables Authernative to sell its AuthGuard(R) user authentication product directly to government agencies.

Media Mayhem Corporation Names Public Relations Pro Douglas Maher as Public Relations Specialist

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Media Mayhem Corporation (MMC) announces Thursday the addition of Public Relations Pro Douglas Maher as the company’s new Public Relations Specialist, creating yet another in a long line of strategic moves to advance the company to greater heights in its goal to become the top online advertising and marketing agency in the world.

‘Family Friendly Employment Policy’ Award for Jon A. Dorf

MAMARONECK, N.Y., June 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Wednesday June 11, 2008, Jon A. Dorf, founder of The Dorf Law Firm, LLP, proudly collected the 2008 ‘Family Friendly Employment Policy’ Award. Presented by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, this award honors and recognizes Jon’s commitment for creating and instilling countless family friendly employment policies within The Dorf Law Firm, LLP.

ITS Advises Professional and Executive Job Hunters to Compete in Today’s Job Market, Use All Segments

DENVER, Colo., June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you want to give yourself the best odds for winning a desirable job, make sure you aggressively compete in all 8 segments of today’s job market. ‘ITS is best known for providing openings, leads and contacts that will penetrate 85-percent of a job seeker’s market,’ Robert Gerberg added, ‘but all market segments are avenues to opportunities. Exposure in each of them will give you many more options. With today’s competition, you need to plan on generating a lot of interest in your talents.’

Optical Networking Equipment Sales to Top $120 Billion Over Five Years, Says Insight Research Corp.

BOONTON, N.J., June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Annual sales of optical networking equipment worldwide are forecasted to increase at a compounded rate of nearly seven percent, growing from $17.8 billion in 2008 to $24.7 billion in 2013 as carriers begin upgrading their long haul and metro networks to handle increases in image-based traffic, says a new market research report from Insight Research Corp.

ITS Advises Job Seekers Don’t Proceed Without Pinpointing Your Job Hunting Goals

DENVER, Colo., June 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Many people have marketable assets and skills… but fail to go after the right occupations and job titles,’ stated Bob Gerberg at ITS headquarters. ‘It may surprise you,’ he said, ‘but many people pursue the wrong job titles. However, if their transferable skills are clarified, they can be repositioned for different goals, and sometimes for much more advancement than they thought possible.’

Waggle Receives Editor’s Choice, Reader’s Choice Awards

CHICAGO, Ill., June 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For a book that Midwest Book Review has highly recommended as ‘an involving novel about an awakening sense of social responsibility,’ Joe Redden Tigan has received both the Editor’s Choice and Reader’s Choice designations from publisher iUniverse for his first novel, ‘Waggle’ (ISBN: 978-0-595-41619-6).

As San Jose and Bay Area Gas Prices Exceed $4.00 a Gallon, Many Californians Turn to Mobile Auto Repair Services

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While gas prices throughout San Jose, Silicon Valley and the Bay Area top the $4 a gallon mark – and the government warns daily of even higher prices to come this summer – many Bay Area consumers are finding lifestyle changes are necessary. ‘As gas prices skyrocket, so do our customer inquires for mobile dent removal, paintless dent repair, plastic bumper repair, and windshield repair,’ said Mark Carpenter, Owner of Dings Plus Paintless Dent Removal.

Internationally Renowned Fertility Educator and Patient Advocate Partners with Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine

LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine(R) announced today that Pamela Madsen has been named as Director of Client/Practice Relations to service its 15 offices across the United States. Additionally, Ms. Madsen will be representing ReproCure, a reproductive genetics laboratory, to help promote its mission of providing fertility preservation (egg freezing/banking) services to fertility clinics.

ActionBacks Releases HD Animated Clouds, Water and Fire

RACINE, Wis., June 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Suite Imagery, LLC has announced the completion and release of three new royalty free animation volumes in the Nature’s Motion series. The new volumes, Nature’s Motion 5, 6 and 7, each contain 20 new animations in full HD resolution. These animations serve as professional looping motion backgrounds useful in all levels of video and multimedia production.

NewsChannel 5 Investigators Earn Top Honors

CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The NewsChannel 5 Investigators, northeast Ohio’s largest investigative team, captured four awards from the Associated Press. Each member of the investigative team (Duane Pohlman, Ron Regan, and Joe Pagonakis) was recognized for their exceptional work in the Large Market television categories. ‘I was thrilled but not surprised,’ comments NewsChannel 5’s interim news director, Jim Scott.

Dr. James T. Brown Earns Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) Designation

ORLANDO, Fla., June 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. James T. Brown PMP, PE, a widely recognized project management authority and author, has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. Established in 1980, the CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of speaking experience and excellence. Fewer than 10 percent of the National Speakers Association speakers hold this professional designation.

Life Settlement Firm Increases Capacity

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Milestone Providers, a Pennsylvania based life settlement provider, has announced the completion of their state-of-the-art life settlement acquisition and management software. This advanced software enables Milestone to process and evaluate vast amounts of life insurance policies and portfolios for sale in the secondary market, while maintaining their signature quick turn-around time.

National and International Distributor Amerimex DSD Awards Exclusive Brand Management Agreement to STG Retail Direct

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — STG Retail Direct has recently been selected by Amerimex DSD as an exclusive brand manager for U.S. based brands. Additionally, Amerimex DSD is helping expand retail distribution of STG clients to 100,000 national C-Stores as well as to Mexico and Japan.

Hitt Music Group and Disc Makers Join Forces – Partnership Program to Include Cross Promotion and Client Discounts

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The nation’s leading CD / DVD duplicator, replicator and printer has joined forces with Hitt Music Group, one of the industry’s most buzz-worthy licensing and submission firms. The idea is to offer high quality replication services, at a discounted rate, to all HMG clients.

TeamF1 to Demonstrate Enterprise-grade 11n AP and Advanced Secure Gateway on AMCC’s PowerPC Processors at Computex Taipei 2008

FREMONT, Calif., June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeamF1, Inc., a leader in embedded networking and security software, today announced that its Managed Access Point Solution (MAPS) — a complete turnkey software package for advanced and secure enterprise-class wireless access points — is the first software solution available on Applied Micro Circuits Corp.’s (NASDAQ: AMCC) newly released PowerPC 405EX-600MHz Makalu network appliance reference hardware design platform.

Long Term Care Insurance Leader Goes Green, Targeting a Million Gallons of Gasoline Saved Per Year

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Going green can add green to the bottom line. That’s the experience of LTC Financial Partners LLC (known in the industry as LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies. As a result of pro-environment steps now being taken, the organization plans to double or even triple the productivity of its agents within two to four years – this on top of huge savings in gasoline.

Healthcare Industry Spending on Telecommunications Services Hits $55 Billion Over Next Five Years, says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J., May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The hospitals, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance providers that make up the $2.3 trillion US healthcare system will be spending $55 billion on telecommunications services over the next five years, says a new market research study released by the Insight Research Corporation.

McKinney Rogers Appoints Sir Robert Fry as Non-Executive Director

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — International business performance consultancy, McKinney Rogers, whose American operation is headquartered in New York City, announced today the appointment of Sir Robert Fry KCB CBE as a non-executive director.

YoungYou Expands Headquarters in Los Angeles and Will Open Rejuvenation Center for its Customers

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — YoungYou Corporation, an international weight-loss and anti-aging research and development company, today affirmed its commitment to enabling its customers to live a healthy lifestyle with the opening of a new headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. The new location will also soon welcome YoungYou’s new Rejuvenation Center.

undrest.(R) to be Featured in MTV Movie Awards Gift Bag – The Rich Just Got a Little Richer

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles based apparel company undrest.(R) has been picked to be in this year’s coveted MTV Movie Awards giveaway bag. The ultra premium gift bag has been valued in the past at over $17,000 and has included such exclusive items as the iPod Mini, Givenchy watches and Fendi eyewear. These exclusive bags are typically reserved for the likes of such A-Lister’s as Lindsay Lohan, Anne Hathaway, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Chef and Naturalist Team Up to Create Natural Hand Crafted Soap

RALEIGH, N.C., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What do you get when you combine a chef and a naturalist? No, it’s not a trick question. The result is beautifully handcrafted soap from Natural Handcrafted Soap, a Raleigh, N.C.-based company.

Greenlife Media, Inc. Joins Hanger Network, adds a Local Presence to Florida

AVENTURA, Fla., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hanger Network, the in-home media company behind EcoHangers(TM), the environmentally friendly marketing platform which replaces common wire hangers used in dry cleaners, announced today the partnership with Rick Zafrani, owner of Greenlife Media, Inc. Greenlife Media, Inc. will join the Hanger Network team and will be responsible for sales and operations in the Florida area.

Lockdown Co. Wins Disney’s iParenting Award for Home Safety

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lockdown Co. is excited to announce that, after undergoing extensive testing, their Steelcore Spa Security Safety Straps won the iParenting Media Award for the 2008 Excellent Products Call. iParenting.com is a Disney Internet Group media property, and a premier media site focused on parents. The company operates iParenting Media Awards, a premier product evaluation and testing service.

Nonprofit Executives Converge on Washington, DC to Address Workforce Crisis Facing the Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 2008 Nonprofit Human Resources Conference to be held in Washington, DC on September 28 – 29, 2008, hosted by Nonprofit HR Solutions, is the first of a series of annual events designed to bring together nonprofit human resources practitioners, executives, thought leaders, and researchers from diverse organizations nationwide. Attendees will address the significant human resources challenge facing the nonprofit sector.

Pangea Day – Millions Join Together in First Global Laugh For World Peace

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Madan Kataria, creator of Laughter Yoga, has long dreamt of having simultaneous laughter sessions in different parts of the world. ‘I wished for major television channels like BBC and CNN to telecast all laughter celebrations and reach out to the people in every corner of the globe,’ says Kataria. ‘The dream I long cherished was fulfilled on May 10th when I received a surprise invitation for doing a global laughter session on Pangea Day in Los Angeles.’

Affinity Healthcare LLC Receives Accreditation for CT and Ultrasound

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare LLC’s diagnostic imaging practice located at 1051 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL was recently awarded accreditation for Computed Tomography (CT), as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Affinity Imaging has also been awarded accreditation by the ACR for Nuclear Medicine and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

HostBridge Technology Record Revenues Continue in Q1 2008

STILLWATER, Okla., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HostBridge(R) Technology, the leading provider of mainframe-based software that allows companies to integrate mainframe CICS(R) applications with any type of distributed application, recorded 118% sales growth in Q1 2008 versus Q1 2007 and net income much higher than Q1 2007. The growth in Q1 2008 continues a string of increasingly strong quarters.

PreViser and Oral Health Innovations Ltd Form UK Partnership to Provide Oral Health Scoring and Risk Analysis

MOUNT VERNON, Wash., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PreViser Corporation, a Washington State-based provider of patented oral disease and risk assessment technology to the dental profession, announced today the finalization of a licensing agreement with Oral Health Innovations (OHI) Ltd of Birmingham, England to market PreViser technology to dentists within the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

New Tile Testing Laboratory

LYNN, Mass., May 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Trusty-Step International, a manufacturer of slip-resistant floor chemicals, announces the opening of their new tile testing laboratory. The new laboratory will test all types of hard mineral surfaces, including tile, marble, granite, etcetera.

Title Data Settles Dispute with the Texas Attorney General

HOUSTON, Texas, May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Title Data, Inc. of Houston, Texas today announced the amicable resolution of an inquiry into its business model by the office of the Texas Attorney General. In December of 2005 the Texas Attorney General began an examination of Title Data to determine whether its method of operation of automated land title evidence plants constituted anticompetitive conduct.

Charlie Allen Restorations Named to Remodeling Magazine’s ‘Big 50’ List

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charlie Allen Restorations, the Cambridge, MA firm specializing in the meticulous restoration of period homes, has been named to Remodeling magazine’s annual Big50 List. The company was specifically recognized for ‘Fine Design,’ a category honoring remodelers with particularly high aesthetic standards.

DaveCo Awarded the Lockheed Martin Gold Supplier Trophy

GARLAND, Texas, May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DaveCo Industries recently received their second supplier award from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. After initially being inducted into Preferred Supplier Program in 2003 at Silver status, Lockheed now recognizes DaveCo as a Gold status Preferred Supplier. Representatives from Lockheed visited DaveCo’s facilities in Garland, TX and presented the award to the entire company.

Lincoln Financial Advisors’ Pacific Regional Planning Group Names Planner of the Year

SAN RAMON, Calif., May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp.’s Pacific Regional Planning Group has named Robert G. Dillow, CFP(R), CFS, MBA, as the 2007 Planner of the Year. Bob was chosen out of a group of over 80 planners. He ranked in the top 1-percent of all planners in the region, and has been awarded the top honor within Lincoln of Chairman’s Council.