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Page 131 of Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Creative Imaging Group opens its doors in the Beverly, Massachusetts Cummings Center

BEVERLY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Creative Imaging Group opened its new shop in the Beverly, Massachusetts Cummings Center in June bringing over 20 years of photographic processing and imaging experience as the former Short Stop Photo. Creative Imaging Group provides photo and digital imaging services and enhanced products including high-quality photo finishing, graphic design, photo restoration, photo and slide scanning, enlargements, photography services, fine art replication, giclee printing and custom framing to the greater New England area.

LRM Industries Invents Twin Sheet Direct Thermoforming

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LRM Industries International, Inc., headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, announces the invention of TSD Twin Sheet Direct™; a new innovative production process, extending the product value of its patent-pending STF Sheetless ThermoForming™ technology, which was invented and commercialized by LRM in 2007.

Community Banks Accelerate Residential Real Estate Recovery by Offering Mortgage Warehouse Lending to Local Mortgage Bankers

DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Community banks that add mortgage warehouse lending to their commercial lending services not only make it possible for local mortgage businesses to operate, but they also play a role in stimulating local economies by energizing real estate markets, according to Titan Lenders Corp, an outsource services provider for mortgage lenders and their warehouse line providers.

Van Dorn Gourmets Introduces New Line of Gourmet Specialty Items

BURBANK, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After shopping at numerous farmers’ markets and frequenting food shows, Brian Van Dorn, owner of Van Dorn Gourmets, realized that he could come up with better and more creative spice blends, rubs, dip mixes and more. As a result, he started crafting a line of handmade goods and recently launched VanDornGourmets.com.

Consumer Guide Parent Denied New Trial, Ordered to Pay $5.6 Million

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On May 28th, 2009, Judge Joan B. Gottschall of the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division declined to order a new trial or to reverse a $5.6 million jury verdict against Publications International of Lincolnwood, Ill. (PIL), the parent company of Consumer Guide, on a breach of contract claim brought by The Smart Marketing Group of Los Angeles, Calif. (SMG).

KICTeam Announces the Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Tool Software

AUBURN, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KICTeam, the industry leader in the manufacturing of cleaning cards, today introduced the Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Tool Software to be used in conjunction with their Waffletechnology Cleaning Card. In an effort to help increase efficiency and lower maintenance costs, this new software allows for a more efficient and streamlined cleaning process, resulting in less down time and a better quality of overall maintenance.

Central South Distribution, Inc. Makes Historical Merger with Lataillade Entertainment and Ruff Town Entertainment Group

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Central South Distribution, Inc., which has been the number one independent faith based record distributor in the world for the past decade, has formed a partnership with Lataillade Entertainment, headed by contemporary gospel label / publishing / marketing guru Vicki Mack-Lataillade and her husband, Claude Lataillade, and Grammy® nominated songwriter producer Rene Moore, head of Ruff Town Entertainment Group. The multi-million dollar stock purchase marks the first time in history that African Americans will have a principal stake and partnership in a major contemporary music distribution company.

SecuGen Delivers New OptiMouse Plus Fingerprint Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading vendor of optical fingerprint readers, is pleased to announce that it has released the OptiMouse™ Plus, an upgraded version of the world’s first combination fingerprint reader and optical mouse. Like all of SecuGen’s fingerprint readers, the OptiMouse Plus is very rugged, accurate, and affordable.

Interim HealthCare of the Eastern Carolinas Takes Home Three Awards at the 37th Annual Association for Home and Hospice Care Convention

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s largest provider of home care and supplemental health care staffing services, is pleased to recognize Interim HealthCare of the Eastern Carolinas for their 25 years of service and their three local caregivers who received awards at the 37th Annual Association for Home and Hospice Care convention in Durham, North Carolina: Clayton Rich of Garland; Jennifer Jones of Pink Hill, and Melissa Britt of Orrum.

Announcing formation of Bio Jet Fuel World Industry Trade Group – World Biojet Alliance

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mitch Hawkins, CEO of JatrophaBioJet Corporation announced today founding of the World Biojet Alliance, a worldwide industry non-profit trade group to serve the needs of the rapidly forming Bio Jet Fuel sector. Mr. Hawkins, who will serve as Chairman of the Board of Governors, stated ‘The World Biojet Alliance will be an independent and impartial global organization founded to promote, conduct research, coordinate communications and provide innovative solutions for advanced biofuels used in aviation.’

Real Estate Experts Say Residential and Commercial Foreclosures Will Continue to Rise

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the real estate experts at ForeclosureDeals.com, foreclosed properties will continue to dominate the real estate marketplace in many regions. Recent reports have been released that support this prediction. For example, in Utah’s Washington County, the region’s foreclosure rate remains higher than the national average.

PALNET Solves the Pallet Buyer’s Dilemma

VINELAND, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The old adage goes, ‘buyer beware.’ Michael Smith, President and C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of environmentally-friendly wooden pallets, thinks that is especially true when it comes to pallets. According to Smith, ‘So much of the pallet purchase decision is based on the initial price quote that many of the other equally important factors don’t get the attention they deserve.’

Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor Names Dr. Michael Sundine to the Board

COSTA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor, a new cutting edge outpatient surgical facility located within the Pacific Medical Plaza building at 1640 Newport Blvd, has named Michael J. Sundine, M.D., F.A.C.S., as its physician representative to the Board of Directors. Dr. Sundine is a board certified plastic surgeon based in Newport Beach, Calif.

Survey Shows Support for Obama Economic Plans, says Foreclosure1

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A study conducted by Foreclosure1 of its users shows support for Obama’s economic proposals, particularly those geared towards homeowners. When President Obama took office in January 2009, one of his first actions was to begin assembling an economic stimulus plan that would help revive the U.S. economy. The bill passed, although its $787 billion price tag caused some controversy, particularly among Republicans.

Patent Awarded for Waffletechnology Cleaning Cards to KICTeam

AUBURN, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A patent has been issued for a unique feature of KICTeam’s Waffletechnology cleaning cards, adding a level of protection to a growing cleaning card market. ‘We have been pursuing this patent since the early stages of Waffletechnology development and are pleased to have received the first of what we anticipate will be multiple patents,’ said Peter Klein, President and CEO at KICTeam, Inc.

LRM Industries, LLC Acquired and Recapitalized as LRM Industries International, Inc.

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The former LRM Industries, LLC, headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, has been acquired from NOVA Chemicals Inc. and Envirokare Tech, Inc., which have owned the company as a joint venture since 2005. A group of investors led by Zesiger Capital Group LLC funded the transaction that resulted in the recapitalization of the former company into LRM Industries International, Inc.

Financial Foundation Group – Building More Than Just Wealth

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2009 has been all about helping others for the Financial Foundation Group (FFG). With the recent stock market fluctuations and devaluation, not only have representatives of FFG been helping clients protect their assets, but also helping others by volunteering more of their time. The Financial Foundation Group is excited to have been a big contributor to the Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity on June 12th, 2009. Instead of heading into the office, associates from the Loveland, CO, office were given permission to work on 2 different Habitat home sites located in Ft. Collins, CO.

ACS Technologies Selects M2SYS for Innovative Biometric Software

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, announced today that it has finalized an agreement with ACS Technologies, the leading provider of information management solutions to nearly 50,000 churches, schools, and other faith-based organizations.

CustomXM – Custom Printing Company, Inc. – Becomes First in State to Offer Dimensional Printing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CustomXM, a central Arkansas marketing services provider, recently added the Kodak Dimensional Printing capability to its Nexpress 3000 Digital Production Color Press. CustomXM is currently the only provider of these services in the state of Arkansas

Momentum Transport Makes the Grade with Better Business Bureau

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Momentum Transport, the nation’s premier auto and freight transport provider, recently earned the Better Business Bureau’s highest ranking possible – receiving a grade of A+. After a recent change in the BBB grading system (replacing grades of ‘satisfactory’ or ‘unsatisfactory’ with grades ranging from A+ to F), Momentum received an upgrade from its prior rating of ‘satisfactory.’

Financial Foundation Group Texas – A World without Breast Cancer

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — December of 2004 was a tough time for Tiffany Heinzelman, wife of one of the founders of the Financial Foundation Group. She was just 34 years old; had a 2 year old daughter at home and a husband who was opening a new branch office. Tiffany had just returned from a family vacation and discovered a lump under her right arm pit. Blood tests were done and calmed her initial fear; her white cells were fine so it was not cancer or an infection.

Financial Foundation Group Texas – Building Futures

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2009 has provided the Financial Foundation Group many opportunities to help others. Even though the economy and the stock market have hit many hard, the Financial Foundation Group has been diligent about providing assistance to those in need. Delia Rios spearheaded the venture for the entire San Antonio office to contribute to the Metro San Antonio Habitat for Humanity on June 6th, 2009.

Pole-Wrap Launches Two New Products to Enhance a Home’s Beauty

TROY, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After years of success with the Pole-Wrap, a product that transforms unsightly basement poles into attractive interior decor, Pole-Wrap, Inc. has added two new products – the Pole-Wrap Drink Shelf and the Pole-Wrap Extension. Both items will be available for purchase after July 1.

MMDI Announces Agreement with Novation to Supply the Rebound HRD

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that it has been awarded an agreement under Novation’s ‘New Medical Technology’ program to supply its Rebound HRD and Rebound HRD V (hernia repair devices) to their alliance members, which includes: acute hospitals and systems, academic medical centers and ambulatory care facilities. The Rebound HRD® and HRD V are intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists.

Bookbinder’s Soups and Seasonings Division Acquired by Pennsylvania Corporation

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bookbinder Specialties, a Pennsylvania company, acquired the Bookbinder’s Soup and Seasonings Division from the Stephens’ Original Foods Company of Huntingdon Valley, PA, on June 23, 2009. The soups and seasonings are based on favorite recipes from the Old Original Bookbinder’s restaurant, established in 1865 in Philadelphia’s historic Old City.

Effective Hazardous Waste Training Reduces Liability and Fines

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion Technology Inc., a nationally renowned regulatory compliance training firm, will present several two-day workshops on hazardous waste management in the region next month. Workshops will be held in Williamsburg, VA on July 9-10; Charlotte, NC on July 13-14; Atlanta, GA on July 16-17; Orlando, FL on July 20-21; and Birmingham, AL on July 23-24.

Virtual Law Partners Welcomes David Lawson, Janyce Mitchell, David Roise, and Stephen Sullivan

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that David Lawson, Janyce Mitchell, David Roise, and Stephen Sullivan have joined the firm as Partners. ‘VLP’s newest partners further expand the firm’s practice in Commercial Lending and Intellectual Property. VLP is strengthening as well as broadening our range of legal representation for corporate clients,’ said RoseAnn Rotandaro, VLP’s President and Co-Founder.

Pursol Signs Major Manufacturing Agreements with Fort Peck Tribes

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pursol Solar Systems today announces the signing of an agreement with the Fort Peck Indian Tribes of Poplar, Montana for the development of its solar manufacturing plant in its Reservation. The agreements would create 350 jobs for the local community. Expected gross revenue from the solar manufacturing plant will exceed $200 M annually and will provide a boost to the local economy. At full capacity, the plant will generate 100 MW of solar panels providing much needed supply to the Pursol Solar team.

Potential Silver Bullet for Swine Flu and Most Common Infections Using Green Technology Patented in U.S. and Mexico

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Argentech, Inc. today announced that it reached agreement with Invision International Health Solutions, Inc., to purchase the rights to Opti-Silver, a patented antibacterial and antiviral technology that utilizes ionic silver in a unique complex for optimal delivery in the human body. The complex was granted broad patent protection in the U.S. and, recently, in Mexico as well. It also has patent protection overseas.

Abundant Biofuels Corporation Offers Low-Cost, Long-Term Contracts to Supply Jatropha Oil to U.S. Refiners with Under-Capacity Production Problems

MONTEREY, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Charles Fishel, Chairman of Abundant Biofuels Corporation, noted that ‘There are about 100 biodiesel refineries operating below capacity and another 47 idle refineries in the United States, alone.’ To help solve this problem, Abundant Biofuels provides standardized long-term contracts (5- or 10-years) in multiples of 50,000 barrels (2,100,000 gallons) of jatropha oil. Financing is available.

Regulatory Compliance Training: U.S. DOT Cracking Down on Undeclared Hazmat Shipments

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion Technology, the nation’s leader in regulatory compliance training, is presenting a unique four-day training series on the DOT, IATA, and IMDG regulations. On day one and two, Lion will cover the DOT rules during the ‘Hazardous Materials Transportation Certification’ workshop; day three will focus on ‘Shipping Hazardous Materials by Air’ – and day four will focus on ‘Shipping Hazardous Materials by Vessel.’

M2SYS Technology to Offer Desktop Biometric Technology to Kronos Customers

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, announced today that Kronos Incorporated, the global leader in workforce management solutions, has chosen M2SYS to provide its customers with a desktop biometrics solution that seamlessly interfaces with Kronos time and attendance applications. M2SYS’ Bio-SnapON™ biometric software supports fingerprint and finger vein identification, enabling Kronos customers to record employee time data with a single finger scan.

Lower Back Pain is Targeted by LifeModeler, Inc. with Newly Released Software

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LifeModeler, Inc., the leading global provider of biomechanical human body simulation tools and services, has released LumbarSIM™, a new product that adds to its family of unique ‘virtual prototyping’ software. This latest innovation directly addresses the needs of orthopedic device manufacturers and surgeons seeking ways to respond to the growing numbers of patients experiencing lower back pain.

Syntec Optics Gains ISO 9001:2000 Certification

PAVILION, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Syntec Optics, the largest independent manufacturer of custom polymer optics in North America, has been certified to be in compliance with ISO 9001:2000. The certification audit was conducted by the Bureau Veritas Group. This recognition of Syntec’s quality management system reinforces the company’s credentials as a high precision manufacturer of injection molded polymer optics and opto-electronic assemblies. Syntec Optics integrates all steps of the process.

Foreclosure and Mortgage Rate News Shows Little Hope the Housing Crisis is Nearing an End

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to ForeclosureWarehouse, reports in the media have focused largely on small improvements in the real estate market in order to restore confidence to prospective home buyers. However, careful analysis of the data suggests the sluggish market and reduced home prices are not going anywhere any time soon.

Organization Offers ‘Diversity Training in a Box’ for Tough Economic Times

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Should companies still undertake diversity training in tough economic times? According to Robin Parker, Executive Director of the Beyond Diversity Resource Center, the answer is ‘Yes, and more so.’ Parker says that layoffs and company downsizing create job stress and greater cultural conflicts. ‘Diversity training is especially critical in tough economic times,’ said Parker.

CareerPerfect Launches Redesigned Resume Writing and Career Management Web Site

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 1st CareerPerfect rolled out its new Web site as part of an ongoing commitment to providing best-of-class and highly accessible resume writing services, job search guidance, and quality career advice. For more than eight months, the company’s product, development, and operations teams collaborated on design, content, and technical changes, which have improved the user experience.

Jimmy Jazz Continues to Expand in North Carolina Market

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban clothing and footwear retailer, will be adding 2 more stores in the state of North Carolina. The new locations will be opening on June 18th at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville and Charlotte’s Northlake Mall. Since the start of 2009, Jimmy Jazz has added stores in Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem. Other locations in the North Carolina market include Fayetteville, Cary and Greensboro.

Enjoy Innovative Features for Partition Management with Newly Upgraded EASEUS Partition Master

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, EASEUS released its upgraded version EASEUS Partition Master 4.0.1 to build on its success as a high quality, affordable, scalable partition management utility; now embedded with improved technology to resize and move both FAT and NTFS partitions without data loss; and new technology to extend a NTFS system partition without reboot, copy dynamic volume to basic disk and resize the basic disk.

PrettyMay Introduces Sangoma-Powered Skype PBX Gateway That Integrates Seamlessly with Legacy Systems

SUZHOU, China (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PrettyMay Inc., the provider of Windows-based Skype PBX and Gateway products, today announced a new Skype PBX Gateway solution, powered by Sangoma(R) Technologies Corporation A200 and B600 series analog cards. Equipped with the Sangoma voice cards, the gateway now integrates seamlessly with existing PBX systems, as well as with external legacy networks.