Business News - Page 149

Page 149 of Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



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.

Are Green Toilets Going Mainstream?

FRESNO, Ohio, May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just a few years ago, if you mentioned composting toilets, people would go, ‘A what toilet…?!?’ You either quickly changed the subject, or went into an ever-lasting explanation about what it is, how it works and especially why on earth anybody would want to have a toilet that doesn’t flush. ‘Things are changing,’ says Peter Andersson, President of BioLet USA.

Hitt Music Group and Media Riot Productions Join Forces

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bands and solo artists no longer need to feel intimated by the competitive music industry now that Hitt Music Group and Media Riot Productions have joined forces. The two met at this year’s music and media conference South by Southwest and since then have collaborated to meet the growing needs of music professionals in a creative and innovative fashion.

This Year’s Better Business Bureau Education Foundation Awards Welcomes a Newcomer into its Elite Ranks

HOUSTON, Texas, May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Momentum Transport – the nation’s premier auto and freight transport provider – walked away from this year’s event with the 2008 Winner of Distinction, the award presented in recognition of Momentum Transport’s superior commitment to ethics, overall excellence, and quality in the workplace.

Interim HealthCare Announces Conversion of Branches to Franchises in California

SUNRISE, Fla., and SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interim HealthCare, the nation’s largest combined provider of home care and healthcare staffing services, announced the completion of conversions of the San Diego/Escondido, Fresno, Sacramento and Modesto/Stockton branches into franchise operations.

Authentic Italian Restaurant, Bellini Italian Bistro, has now Opened at 510 Ocean Drive, South Beach

MIAMI, Fla., May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gourmet Cuisine enthusiasts may now enjoy some of the finest Italian food and delicacies in Miami. At Bellini you will find delicious and simple Italian food that hopefully tastes as good as you remember from your last trip to Italy. The restaurant owner, Diego Ucciferri’s philosophy is as easy as it is straightforward – ‘use the best local ingredients as simply as possible and serve them with flourish and pleasure.’

Prevent Identity Theft – Biometric Signature ID and QBOS Partner to Strengthen Online Identity Authentication

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Biometric Signature ID (BSI) and Quick Business Operating Systems (QBOS) today announced a strategic alliance that will enable BSI’s dynamic biometric authentication and verification solutions to seamlessly operate within QBOS’s Business Process Automation Suite of products.

EnQii Signs Partnership with LocaModa

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnQii, a global leader in the digital out-of-home market, is taking aim at the future of digital signage networks by partnering with LocaModa, a mobile social platform provider. By joining forces with LocaModa, EnQii is optimizing the ‘new media triad’ of digital signage, mobile devices and the web while becoming part of the largest growing network of connected places.

SolarReserve Hires Top Energy and Technology Expert – Tom Georgis Appointed as Vice President of Development

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SolarReserve, the Los Angeles-based solar thermal power company, has announced the hiring of Tom Georgis as Vice President of Development. Georgis will be responsible for developing solar power projects in the United States and internationally. SolarReserve holds the exclusive license for the breakthrough molten salt power tower technology with energy storage developed by United Technologies Corporation subsidiary, HS Rocketdyne.

Farecrawler.com Recognized with BB+ Rating of Better Business Bureau

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Farecrawler.com and its sole fulfillment travel agency provider All Continents travel inc in Los Angeles have been awarded a BB rating with the Better Business Bureau(R). The rating BB is described by the Bureau as a high rating.

Senator George J. Mitchell to Receive 2008 Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eisenhower Fellowships has announced that it will present the 2008 Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell. Eisenhower Chairman General Colin L. Powell USA (Retired) will present the award to Senator Mitchell at its annual board of trustees’ dinner in Philadelphia on May 15, 2008.

Kazio Networks Launches New Business to Increase Industrial Ethernet Network Productivity and ROI

LEESPORT, Pa., May 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Industrial Ethernet is a rapidly growing network infrastructure, and Kazio Networks recently launched a new business to fill the market’s niche by providing Industrial Ethernet expertise.

X Cafe Wins SBANE Annual Award for Innovation in Business

PRINCETON, Mass., May 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — X Cafe LLC, a manufacturer of coffee extracts, has received the 2008 Award for Innovation in Business by the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE). The company was recently honored at a dinner on May 7 in Waltham with the prestigious New England Award.

Renowned Exchange 2007 Expert Joins ENow

ORANGE, Calif., May 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ENow Inc, innovative leaders in deploying Microsoft Exchange 2007 solutions, today announced that renowned Exchange 2007 expert Andy Grogan has joined the company. Andy Grogan has been deploying messaging solutions with Microsoft Exchange since the products beta.