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Page 141 of Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Techlink Northwest Announces Name Change to Protingent Staffing

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Oct. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Techlink Northwest, a leading technical staffing firm announced that effective immediately they will be doing business as Protingent Staffing. The name change will include all of the company’s branch offices.

Cellular Jewelry Receives Patent

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Oct. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cellular Jewelry, Inc., a leading provider of cellular technologies and solutions, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded Cellular Jewelry(TM) a U.S. patent (Patent Number 6,954,659).

International Shoe Manufacturing Corporation Completes Acquisition of GeckoSystems, Inc

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — International Shoe Manufacturing Corporation (OTC: ISHO / ISHO.pk) announced today that they have completed the acquisition of GeckoSystems, Inc. (GKSY / GKSY.pk). GeckoSystems, based in Conyers (Atlanta), Georgia, is now entering its ninth year of business. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the Robotic Industry revolutionizing the development and usage of mobile robot solutions for safety, security and service(TM).

The Board of Directors of Prime Companies, Inc. Allow for Further Enhancement of Prime’s Balance Sheet by Approving a Plan to Convert Insider Debt into Equity

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Oct. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prime Companies, Inc. (OTC: PRMC / PRMC.PK) announces that it has entered into an agreement with its officers and an “insider” to convert debt into equity and therefore further enhancing its balance sheet. By virtue of the agreement, Prime Companies, Inc. realizes the benefit of relieving itself of over $1,200,000 in debt.

New Employment Website Launches Focusing on the Healthcare Information Technology Segment

ATLANTA, Ga. – Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Med IT Jobs, meditjobs.com, announces the formal launch of its job website focusing on employment in the healthcare information technology market. This follows a trend of other niche-oriented websites that have been developed to streamline the recruiting process by allowing job-seekers to connect with employers who look for specific experience in a market, in this case Healthcare Informatics.

Prime Companies, Inc. Enhances its Balance Sheet by Successfully Obtaining Relief From a Guarantor Position in a Certain Loan Obtained by its Subsidiary LMDS Communications, Inc.

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Oct. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prime Companies, Inc. (OTC: PRMC / PRMC.PK) announces that it has entered into an agreement with the Rural Utilities Service, a branch of the U. S. Department of Agriculture to retire a certain loan obtained by its subsidiary LMDS Communications, Inc. and therefore relinquishing itself of its position of guarantor on said defaulted loan. By virtue of the agreement, Prime Companies, Inc. realizes the benefit of relieving itself of over $2,100,000 in debt. This allows for a balance sheet enhancement furthering the opportunity for Prime Companies, Inc. to raise the necessary capital to allow it to move forward in the aggressive implementation of its business plan.

Wildfire Hires Marketing Director, Two Others in Quest for Growth

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In its quest to increase sales, Wildfire, Inc., Los Angeles based manufacturer of VHO, DMX controllable UV lights and UV sensitive materials, hired a new marketing director recently, promoting Aaron Stanley, the former Accounting Manager, to Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

Jobs2Web Optimizes Jobs for Top Placement in Search Engines, Driving Candidates Directly to Corporate Career Sites

CHICAGO, Ill. – Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HotGigs(R) Inc. (BOOTH E) announced HotGigs Jobs2Web(TM), a revolutionary job marketing tool that uses search engine optimization to drive Internet-based jobseekers to corporate career Websites. The launch, announced at the Human Resource Executive’s 9th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exhibition, formally releases a product that’s been successful in beta and pre-release.

USMotivation Announces VP Retirement and New Appointment

ATLANTA, Ga. – Oct. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — USMotivation announced that Tim Lang, senior vice president of sales and marketing, has elected to retire after six years with USMotivation and a career spanning 37 years within the incentive industry.

Moonlite Bar-B-Q Serves Up Kentucky Tradition and The Best Barbecue In The State

OWENSBORO, Ky. – Sept. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn, a Kentucky tradition in Owensboro since 1963, was voted the best Barbecue in Kentucky by ‘Kentucky Monthly’ for the third straight year and the fifth out of the last seven years.

Electronic Signatures – deverus Speaking on ‘The What, Why and How as it Relates to Background Checks’

AUSTIN, Tex. – Sept. 28, 2006 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — deverus’ Todd Salmi is scheduled to speak at the 2006 Annual Pre-Employment Screeners Conference. At the 2006 Annual Pre-Employment Screeners Conference being held in Clearwater Florida on November 12 through the 15, Todd Salmi will be speaking about Electronic Signatures and their use in the employment screening process.

Cognitive Technologies, Inc. Earns Inclusion on GSA Schedule for IT Services

ATLANTA, Ga. – Sept. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cognitive Technologies, known for over 20 years of successful people-focused project and program management services, has been awarded an IT professional services contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Now any U.S. government agency can purchase Cognitive services using the GSA Schedule, thus assuring them the most favorably priced custom solutions for PMO setup and implementation, project management, project audits, project recovery, and performance improvement. Additionally, agencies can purchase solutions online using the GSA Advantage! website.

deverus Introduces the Next Step in the ‘deverus Instant Advantage’ Program

AUSTIN, Tex. – Sept. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — deverus launches the Insight Upsell, a new tool for increasing HR departments’ understanding of the role that instant searches play in the background check process, a tool that will allow screening companies grow the instant side of their business.

Marjan Diamonds Announces Further Expansion of the NENOIR Diamond Brand to High-end Retailers in the UK

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sept. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a successful seven-month test launch with Clive Ranger, an upscale jewelry retailer in South West England, Marjan Diamonds NV announces a roll-out of distribution of its CanadaMark(TM) diamond brand NENOIR(TM) to several other select UK retailers.

First New Balance Store Opens In Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Sept. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Balance Athletic Shoe is pleased to announce the opening of its first retail store in Hawaii at Victoria Ward Centers – Ward Centre in Honolulu. All New Balance retail stores, including the New Balance Hawaii location, are independently owned and operated.

Marketing Expert, Kim Banchs, Joins Incredible Discoveries to Expand the Infomercial Company’s Multi-Channel Distribution Alliances

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Sept. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Incredible Discoveries today announced they have appointed marketing expert, Kim Banchs as the Vice President of Product Sales. In this role she will head up a newly created division, entitled Incredible Discoveries Distribution Services (IDDS)

Genius Pads(R) Giant Sticky Notepads Now Available in the U.S.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is it frustrating trying to squeeze lots of information on an average size sticky notepad? Well no longer. Genius Pads(R) a new product by Arash & Kelly that was previously only available in the UK, is now being distributed by Purple Street Marketing in the US.

Hispanics and Other Ethnic Markets Account for One-Third of Consumer Spending on Telecommunications, says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. – Sept 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2006, US ethnic communities account for one-third of every dollar spent on consumer telecommunications services, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. The largest minority group, Hispanics, representing nearly 44 percent of the U.S. minority population, spend the most. The ability to tap into the increased spending power of the Hispanic-American, African-American, and Asian-American communities will be crucial to the survival of telecommunications providers over the next five years.

AMT Datasouth Begins Shipping Fastmark M2 Portable Printer

CAMARILLO, Calif., Sept. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AMT Datasouth Corp., a leading supplier of value added printing solutions, announced today that the Fastmark M2 battery powered portable thermal bar code printer is now available. The Fastmark M2 is supplied with AMT Datasouth’s proven proprietary PAL programming language.

Stauber Names New Director of Sales and Marketing

FULLERTON, Calif. – Sept. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stauber Performance Ingredients, Inc., announced today the appointment of Jim Freeman to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing. The position reports to John Milazzo, President of Stauber, and became effective on August 30, 2006.

Agile Signs Reseller Agreement with Perception Software – Provides Seamless EDA Client Integration to Agile

AUSTIN, Tex. – Sept. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Perception Software and Agile Software Corporation (Nasdaq: AGIL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions today jointly announced an agreement to provide Perception’s EDAConnect product as part of the Agile 9 PLM Engineering Collaboration solution. Under the agreement, Agile will sell EDAConnect to its Agile 9 customers.

The Active Network Named Inc. 500 Company for the Third Consecutive Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Aug. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Active Network, Inc. (‘Active’), a provider of application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations and the leading online community for active lifestyles, was named to Inc. magazine’s 25th annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for the third consecutive year. This year, the company ranks No. 303 with three-year growth of 442.9 percent.

A New Stationary Swimming System is Winner of the 2006 Outstanding Product Award

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. – Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The HomeSwimmer, a new, portable, stationary-swimming system developed by San Antonio-based HomeSwimmer Ltd., has received yet another recognition – the iParenting Media’s 2006 Outstanding Product Award. This award is one in a line of many.

Mike Clary Joins Radar Networks Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Radar Networks today announced the appointment of Mike Clary to its Board of Directors. Radar Networks is building technology for enriching content that will catalyze the evolution of a new dimension of the Web. This new dimension is the next frontier in search, advertising, content distribution and commerce. The company is presently in stealth-mode and anticipates releasing its first commercial products in 2007.

Java Pioneer, Creator of Salesforce.com AppExchange to be CTO of New Web Venture

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Radar Networks today announced the appointment of Lew Tucker, Ph.D. as its Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer. Radar Networks is building technology for enriching content that will catalyze the evolution of a new dimension of the Web. This new dimension is the next frontier in search, advertising, content distribution and commerce. The company is presently in stealth-mode and anticipates releasing its first commercial products in 2007.

Technical Staffing Firm, Techlink Northwest, Ranks No. 68 on the 2006 Inc. 500 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 1,052 Percent

SEATTLE, WA – Aug. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inc. magazine today announced its 25th annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country, and technical staffing firm, Techlink Northwest, ranks No. 68 on the list. With three-year growth of 1,052 percent, Techlink Northwest was the only staffing firm in the Pacific Northwest to make the list.

Study Shows That Allowing Grocery Stores to Sell Wine Will Save Massachusetts Consumers $26 to $36 Million Per Year

BOSTON, MA – Aug. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A newly released study of the Massachusetts Wine at Food Stores Initiative concluded that updating state law to allow grocery stores to sell wine would save Massachusetts consumers an estimated $26 to $36 million dollars each year. The study noted that data from the 34 other states that already allow grocery stores to sell wine show that grocery stores are as good or better than package stores at enforcing minimum drinking age laws and that competition in wine sales from grocery stores does not drive package stores out of business.

Patented Digital Data Compression Method Effectively Moves Parallel Data Over Serial Media

SILER CITY, NC – Aug. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pegasus Web Services Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a Patent (Patent Number 7,096,360) from the Patent and Trademark Office today for its ‘Frequency-time based data compression method.’ The ‘Frequency-time based data compression method’ allows High Volume Transport of Digital Data over Serial Transports. It also has claims for High Volume Digital Data Storage and a Multi-Dimensional Encryption/Decryption algorithm providing unsurpassed data security.

ACell, Inc. Wins Court Battle Initiated by Cook Biotech and Purdue

JESSUP, MD – Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACell, Inc., the owner of highly valued extracellular matrix (ECM) patents, today won a resounding legal victory against Cook Biotech, Inc. (Cook) and Purdue Research Foundation (Purdue). The victory frees ACell to broadly promote the development, licensing and commercialization of its remarkable tissue graft bio-technology.

Healthcare Industry Accelerates Wireless Adoption as Spending on all Telecommunications Services Hits $43 Billion Over Next Five Years, Says Insight Research

BOONTON, NJ – Aug. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The $2 trillion ecosystem of hospitals, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance providers will be spending nearly $43 billion on telecommunications services over the next five years, with wireless services used by hospitals and physicians showing the fastest growth, says a new market research study released by the Insight Research Corporation.

IObit Challenges Microsoft’s OneCare Service with Technically Savvy and Alternative Freeware

CHENGDU, China (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IObit is excited to release a second version of their flagship product – Advanced WindowsCare v2 Personal – and are prepared to go head-to-head with Microsoft’s OneCare. The freeware, which is a new Beta version – Advanced WindowsCare v2 Personal – is a comprehensive PC care tool that takes an integrated approach to help protect, repair and optimize computers.

Government Officials and Contractors Needed to Help Soldiers with ‘Sandbag Palsy’ and Residents of Flood Prone Areas

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – Aug. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Government red tape is once again slowing down progress, delaying help to our soldiers in Iraq and forcing our soldiers at home to work twice as hard to complete a simple task. What is the problem? Government officials won’t listen about a faster, easier way to fill sandbags. Instead, our soldiers in Iraq are developing what has been coined, ‘Sandbag Palsy.’ And at home, every time a hurricane or flood looms, tens of thousands of sandbags must be filled in the old-fashioned, two-person, time consuming, back-straining way. The SackMaster is a shovel-like device which allows one person to fill sandbags quickly and efficiently, saving time and manpower.

Patented Mommy Bib(R) Replaces Conventional Burp Cloth

SPRING HILL, FL – Aug. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a category that has seen virtually no innovation since its birth, a brand new company and product called Mommy Bib has reinvented the burp cloth. New parents have been dealing with baby spit-up and drool for ages, and burp cloths have been ineffective at providing adequate protection. Now there’s a better way! Introducing, Mommy Bib the ultimate protection from baby spit up drool.

Armor Legal Counsel Welcomes Erika Eichler, Adam Levy and Jay Parkhill

PALO ALTO, CA – Aug. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Armor Legal Counsel is pleased to announce that Erika Eichler, Adam Levy and Jay Parkhill have joined the firm in Of Counsel positions. Mr. Levy joins Armor Legal after having served as Senior Corporate Counsel for Siebel Systems, responsible for technology licensing from 2003 until 2006. Mr. Levy brings strong experience to Armor Legal in venture capital, corporate securities, technology licensing and employment law.

deverus Client Growth Index Shows an Increase to 47.67 Percent through Q2 2006

AUSTIN, TX – Aug. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — deverus clients continue to experience growth beyond industry expectations. In 2006 deverus introduced the deverus Client Growth Index which showed deverus clients had grown 41.63% in 2005. This growth has continued to increase over the first 2 quarters of 2006.

deverus has Partnered with On-Site Austin to Provide Better Technology Service to Their Clients

AUSTIN, TX – Aug. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — deverus has partnered with On-Site Austin, a computer solutions, technology service, and consulting company. On-Site will compliment deverus’ expertise, increase deverus’ capabilities, and deepens deverus’ commitment to the security, stability, and performance of deverus technology.

Management Dynamics Wins Multiple Awards in 2006

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Management Dynamics, a leading provider of global trade management solutions, today announced that it has been recognized as an industry leader in 2006 by several leading supply chain and logistics publications including Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies’ ‘Top 100 Supply Chain Partners,’ Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s ‘100,’ Inbound Logistics’ ‘Top 100 Logistics IT Providers,’ and Manufacturing Business Technology’s ‘Global 100.’

Century 21 Department Store Announces August 10th, 2006 Grand Opening of its Newest Designer Label Discount Megastore at Bergen Mall, Paramus, NJ

PARAMUS, NJ – Aug. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The wait is over. Bergen County, New Jersey residents will soon experience the magic of the legendary Century 21 Department Store with the opening of ‘New York’s Best Kept Secret’ at the Bergen Mall, on Thursday, August 10th, 2006. As the Bergen Mall embarks on an ambitious makeover, its main star, Century 21 Department Store, is ready to shine.

Numerica Corporation Hires Four New Personnel

FORT COLLINS, CO – July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientific research, development, software, and consulting company, Numerica Corporation, has just announced the hiring of the following personnel: Eric H. Kuo as Research Scientist IV, Adam K. Shaver as Research Scientist II, Robert Scott Danford as Research Scientist II and Stacie Davis as Administrative Assistant III.

Syntec Technologies and RTM Merge to Form Syntec Optics

PAVILION, NY – July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Syntec Technologies, the largest independent manufacturer of custom polymer optics in North America, and its subsidiary, Rochester Tool and Mold (RTM), announce they have merged under the name Syntec Optics, a name clarifying their strong commitment to innovative optics.