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ORCS Web Technology Director Nominated for 2009 Southeast Executive of the Year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scott Forsyth, Director of Technology for ORCS Web, has been nominated by the Executive Alliance for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Southeast 2009 award. The award, which recognizes information security executives and project teams for outstanding achievement in risk management, data asset protection, compliance, privacy, and network security, is one of the most widely recognized awards for IT security executives.

New Blog Network Helps Readers Enjoy Their City’s Attractions, Concerts, and Restaurants ‘On The Cheap’

ATLANTA, Ga., March 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Motivated by the current coupon-clipping climate, writers across the U.S. and Canada have pulled together to help friends and neighbors get out and about on the cheap. Cities on the Cheap is the hub for a rapidly growing network of ‘On the Cheap’ blogs. Each blog, which is independently owned and operated, highlights city-specific freebies, discounts and deals.

GlassesUSA Receives Medal from BizRate for Selling Eyeglasses

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the American economy rebuilds itself, consumers are more frugal with their money. They are hitting the internet to look for deals and also to find customer-to-customer ratings of various stores including e-commerce sites. GlassesUSA.com, an e-commerce optical store now based in Brooklyn, New York, is the latest company to receive BizRate’s customer certified medal rating.

Hispanics and Other Ethnic Markets Will Spend $56 Billion on Telecommunications, says Insight Research Corp.

BOONTON, N.J., March 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2009, U.S. ethnic communities will spend $56.6 billion on telecom services, accounting for nearly one-third of all residential telecom expenditures, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. The largest minority group, Hispanics, representing 15.7 percent of the total U.S. population, will spend the most. The ability to tap into the increased spending power of the Hispanic-American will be crucial to the survival of telecom providers over the next five years.

Industry Leaders Applaud Formation of Long Term Care Insurance Guild

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the need for long term care insurance grows, agents and allied professionals face the challenge of reaching prospective clients efficiently and with a high level of professionalism. And the public faces the challenge of finding qualified agents in their geographic area. A new organization will aid the pros as well as the public: the Long Term Care Insurance Guild, or LTC Guild for short.

Apology from EASEUS to the Public for Online Giveaway Failure on Feb. 27, 2009 from Hosting Crash

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EASEUS, a leading hard disk management solution provider, today announced a public apology for the online EASEUS Partition Master Professional Edition giveaway failure on Feb. 27, 2009 due to a hosting crash. Last Friday, EASEUS established a free giveaway in cooperation with MakeTechEasier, allowing a 24-hour unlimited free download.

K. Powers and Company Introduces Style Moderne – A New Line of Contemporary Rugs

NEEDHAM, Mass., March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — K. Powers & Company, a leading provider of luxury carpet and rugs, is pleased to introduce Style Moderne – a new line of custom contemporary rugs inspired by Art Deco masters Jacques Emil Ruhlmann and Jean Michel Frank. This distinctive collection is exclusively designed and offered by K. Powers & Company – a leader in the resurgence of modernism in fine interior design.

Sportswomen of Colorado to Honor Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee as ‘Pioneer’

DENVER, Colo., March 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee will be honored at the 35th Annual Sportswomen of Colorado Hall of Fame Awards banquet at Denver’s Marriott Tech Center Hotel on March 8. Suzy deserves the ‘Pioneer Award’ for birthing freestyle skiing, Title 1X and inspiring ski areas to share the joy of skiing with tribal youth, said Joan Birkland, executive director.

Affinity Healthcare LLC Adds Chiropractic and Acupuncture Services

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare LLC, a multi-specialty medical group practice with northwest Chicago suburban offices located in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Wheeling, announces the addition of Chiropractic and Acupuncture healthcare services. Dr. Jason Y. Hui, DC, FIAMA, NMD, will treat patients by appointment at the Affinity Healthcare LLC office.

Visual Evidence / E-Discovery Partners with Global Legal Discovery to Increase National Presence

CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to client needs, Visual Evidence / E-Discovery today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Global Legal Discovery. VE and GLD have similar missions: to serve clients in the legal sector by offering E-discovery services. Both companies are poised to benefit. VE will now have access to GLD’s impressive client roster; and GLD’s clients will enjoy VE’s best-in-class technology and state-of-the-art E-discovery solutions.

Bokashicycle Delivers Safer and More Effective Alternative to Traditional Composting

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To many, the idea of composting sounds like a positive environmental behavior, but according to Lawrence Green, M.D., Ph.D. and founder of Bokashicycle, it may be doing more harm than good. Bokashicycle is the totally natural way to reduce, reuse and recycle organic waste. It heals the planet by reducing greenhouse gases.

Publications International, Ltd. Ordered to Pay Millions

CHICAGO, Ill., March 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On February 6th 2009, a federal jury in Chicago returned a verdict against Publications International Ltd. (PIL) of Lincolnwood, Ill., and awarded $5.6 million to The Smart Marketing Group, Inc. (SMG) in damages resulting from PIL’s breach of a 2003 contract.

Former Genworth and GE Long Term Care Insurance Leader Brings Unique Sales Expertise to LTC Financial Partners, LLC

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thomas J. (Tom) Bartosic, a long-time leader in the long term care planning field, has joined LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), a leading agency specializing in long term care insurance. A former Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President for Genworth Financial and senior vice president for both American Express and General Electric, Bartosic now plans to break new ground in the long term care field.

Hailed Obsello Absinthe Verte Enters New Orleans and Announces New Distribution Partner

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello Absinthe Verte, from Esmeralda Liquors, winner of a 2008 BTI Gold Medal and recently featured in Wine Enthusiast’s Best Of issue, announces its partnership with Glazer’s Distributors, one of the largest wine and spirits distributors in the U.S. Obsello and Glazer also announce Obsello’s arrival into a brand new market, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Project Runway Boutique Jane Doe John Doe to Carry New Redeux Collection by Cinzia Designs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cinzia Designs is proud to announce that Redeux, their newest line of modern vintage sun wear, will be in Jane Doe John Doe, the new boutique from co-owner Project Runway star Jerell Scott. Redeux is a new line of vintage-inspired sun wear that was created exclusively by new Cinzia Designs ‘Design Duo’ Lindsey Reisack and Megan Brown.

Westpointe Mortgage Introduces ‘Mortgage Assurance Program’

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Feb. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Westpointe Mortgage has launched an unprecedented program to protect home buyers and existing homeowners in today’s uncertain economic environment. Effective immediately, Westpointe Mortgage will offer a mortgage protection benefit that will allow borrowers to receive payments to cover their monthly mortgage for up to 6 months should they become involuntarily unemployed.

Donini, Inc. Outlines Aggressive Five Year Expansion Plan

MONTREAL, Quebec, Feb. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donini, Inc. (OTC DNNC / DNNC.PK), announced today that the Company has outlined an aggressive five (5) year expansion plan aimed at maximizing revenues and profits. The plan includes the development of approximately fifty (50) new food outlets in addition to the ten (10) existing outlets over a five year period.

CyberTouch|AV Announces 19-inch Rack Mount Touch Screen Monitor

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CyberTouch|AV is pleased to announce the introduction of ER1900 – the latest addition to CyberTouch|AV’s line of touch screen LCD monitors. Available now, The ER1900 is a professional-grade 19.0-inch integrated touch screen LCD monitor designed specifically for 19-inch rack mount applications. It utilizes a 19.0-inch wide screen diagonal color TFT LCD as display and a resistive touch screen as the input device. Touch screen communication to CPU is RS232 or USB.

Certified Facility Manager Credential Aids Construction Project Management and Sustainability

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JF McCarthy MBA, with 37 years of construction management experience, recently earned the CFM (Certified Facility Manager) credential from the (IFMA) International Facility Management Association. This certification demonstrates a commitment and capability to optimize building cost and serviceability from construction to the end of its useful life. Of the over 60,000 worldwide IFMA members, there are only about 3,100 CFMs, and few of these are in the construction field.

New Currency Counter Cleaning Card Now Available from KICTeam

AUBURN, Maine, Feb. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Currency Counter Cleaning Card utilizing Waffletechnology(TM) is being released today by KICTeam. This advanced design employs state-of-the-art cleaning card ‘waffles’ to clean the note recognition lenses within the machine. These optics are critical for accurate counting and denomination recognition but were previously unreachable without dismantling the equipment.

MicroGen Systems Wins NYSERDA Contract; to Partner with The Infotonics Technology Center (ITC) in Developing Micro-Energy Harvesting Technology

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y., Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MicroGen Systems, LLC has been awarded a $300,000 contract for its Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvester project by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The program budget is $619,000 with $319,000 in matching funds coming from The University of Vermont (UVM) Innovations Fund, ITC’s Army Research Laboratory funds, and MicroGen itself. MicroGen is a spinout from UVM, which is commercializing technology exclusively licensed from UVM.

AssociationForce Announces Free Association Management Software Service

RESTON, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AssociationForce announces a new software as a service (SaaS) – a hosted service – that is free to groups with fewer than 100 members; cost is minimal thereafter. AssociationForce Software 2.0, designed to offer advanced solutions to member-based associations, also integrates features that are typically only available in stand-alone products.

ORCS Web Selected as Network Partner for Microsoft BizSpark Program

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ORCS Web, a specialist in Windows-based internet hosting for small businesses, announced that it has been selected to join the Microsoft BizSpark Program as a Network Partner. The BizSpark Program is a new global program designed to accelerate the success of early stage Startups by connecting them to Network Partners who can provide mentorship, guidance and resources to BizSpark Startups.

New Sales Personality Report Uses a Form of Body Language to Help Sales Teams Close More Business

TEMECULA, Calif., Feb. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Written Inc. today released Salesperson Insight, a new type of sales personality report that teaches salespeople how their traits are impacting their sales, what they’re communicating to their prospect through their body language and what they can do specifically to change and improve.

Manage Server Partitions with Partition Magic Alternative – EASEUS Partition Manager Server

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EASEUS Software, a leading hard disk management solution provider, today announces its release of the upgraded version of EASEUS Partition Manager 3.0 Server Edition with the aim of helping enterprise users manage – and especially resize – server partitions without data loss. Unlike PartitionMagic(TM) that fails to support Windows servers, EASEUS Partition Manager 3.0 Server Edition provides comprehensive functions to optimize the usage of server partitions.

Bob Rains Joins Affiliate Media, Inc. as Vice President of Marketing

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affiliate Media, Inc., a recognized leader in the worldwide online affiliate marketing space, announced today that it has hired Bob Rains as the company’s new Vice President of Marketing. Affiliate marketing leader signs up well-known online marketing pro to lead marketing efforts. Mr. Rains brings to the Affiliate Media family almost a decade’s worth of Internet marketing success.

Ironworkers Union Focused on Building Long-Term Profitability for Workers – and for Construction Industry Employers Who Hire Them

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the advent of IMPACT – the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust – the Iron Workers Union launched a robust and far-reaching campaign designed to benefit both business and labor. IMPACT’s innovative initiative aims at building a strategic, modern-day alliance between union workers and their employers while dissolving employers’ historic objections to hiring union. (VIDEO – VNR)

Spending On Managed Services Increasing Despite Recession, Says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J., Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite the slowdown in all U.S. economic sectors, spending on managed services is expected to grow at a compounded rate of nearly eight percent over the next five years, says a new market study from Insight Research. The report notes that the present recession may actually act to spur spending in the telecommunications and IT market segments, since many enterprises will find that purchasing managed services from third-party providers is a cost-effective alternative to increasing internal staffing.

ENow Launches New Monitoring and Reporting Tool for BlackBerry Enterprise Server

ORANGE, Calif., Feb. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ENow, inc., innovative leaders in the development of software to simplify Microsoft Exchange system management, today announced the formal launch of Mailscape for BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Server. Mailscape for BlackBerry Enterprise Server is a unique and innovative systems management tool that provides monitoring and reporting capabilities that will help administrators ensure that their users wireless mobile devices stay connected.

Adsil Coatings Demonstrate That Green Performance is More Valuable Than ‘Green Products’

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s trendy, in today’s society, to purchase anything associated with the word ‘green.’ For most people, the ultimate objective of adopting green products is to reduce their carbon footprint and water usage. Yet what is more important, Adsil president Jim Gibson asks, using green products or items that result in ‘green performance?’

While Most Companies and Industries Struggled in 2008, LifeModeler, Inc. Used Unique Products to Post Aggressive Business Gains in All Areas

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To say that LifeModeler, Inc. (LMI) bucked the prevailing trend and posted a series of successes in 2008 that are providing a platform for even greater accomplishments this year, wouldn’t quite be telling the whole story. This past year will actually be considered the most formative for the young company, as it literally expanded its presence in every category-from revenue and customer growth, to staff enhancement, to university teaching programs, and even to helping put men on Mars.

NARIP Announces 2009 Best in the Biz Winners

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb, 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The winners are in! Chop Shop’s Alexandra Patsavas, Live Nation’s Creighton Burke and Universal Music & Video Distribution’s Jim Urie won by a landslide in the 2009 Best of the Biz List from NARIP (National Association of Record Industry Professionals), which recognizes excellence and high professional standards in our business. NARIP’s list identifies top-level executive talent and know-how in major areas of the record and music industries.

New, Cost Effective Intranet and Calendaring Solution for Small Business and Project Teams Designed for Users of All Skill Levels

DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — edge14, LLC, has announced the availability of their easy to use Tofu Intranet and Calendaring web based application. This highly innovative and intuitive software service allows small businesses, project and research teams, and even individuals and families to have the same file and information sharing benefits as large corporations at a fraction of the cost and complexity.

Donini Inc. Provides Corporate Update to the Financial Community

MONTREAL, Quebec, Feb. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donini Inc. (DNNC.PK / OTC: DNNC), is pleased to provide this corporate update to the financial community which outlines the recent acceleration in the company’s current business trends, from an interview with Donini Inc. Chairman and CEO, Mr. Peter Deros.

Starlight Children’s Foundation New England Hosts Afternoon Tea to Honor Gary and Judi Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation New England is hosting a special Valentine’s event, Purses & Pearls, A Classic English Afternoon Tea, at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. At the Tea, Starlight is honoring Gary and Judi Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art with its prestigious Heart of Gold Award to acknowledge the couple’s longstanding commitment to seriously ill children in New England.

Donini Inc. Completes Financial Restructuring and is Set to Launch 2009 Expansion

MONTREAL, Quebec, Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donini Inc. (OTC:DNNC / DNNC.PK), announced today that Company has completed its financial restructuring and is ready to launch its 2009 expansion plans. Specifically, the Company has closed all of its unprofitable franchise agreements and has substantially reduced costs by streamlining all outsourcing relationships.

QED Connect Announces International Joint Venture

NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — QED Connect, Inc. (OTC:QEDN / QEDN.pk), an innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider for the information security market, today announced that the company has reached agreement on a joint venture with U.K. based JASB2B to develop international sales channels for their existing Omni Manager product as well as new products which are under development.

Online Diamond Buying Perfected: WhiteFlash.com Grows Leaps and Bounds Over Competition

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Already known for carrying the largest in-stock inventory of the highest quality branded WhiteFlash ACA ideal and ‘superideal’ Hearts and Arrows diamonds on the internet, WhiteFlash (WhiteFlash.com) announces their acquisition of online diamond e-tailer GemDiamond.com. Along with this groundbreaking acquisition, the appointment of Bryan Boyne as their newest Vice President further increases the unquestionable strength and ever-evolving multiplicity behind the WhiteFlash.com brand.

82 Long Term Care Insurance Agents Now ‘Partners’ of Fast-Growing ‘Inc. 5000’ Agency

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While many U.S. companies cut back, one is growing rapidly and plans to keep on doing so, thank you, through 2009 and beyond. It’s LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), a leading agency specializing in long term care insurance. In 2008 Inc. magazine ranked LTCFP No. 1,353 among all companies, and No. 12 in the insurance category, in its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the nation.

Yumi Katsura Paris Fashion Show Collection Inspired by Famous Silver Screen Actresses

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yumi Katsura, a pioneer Japanese haute couture fashion designer, is previewing her new collection at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris on Tuesday January 27th, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Each of the 25 dresses in this collection is individually inspired by 25 actresses of the silver screen.