Business News - Page 167

Page 167 of Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Toyota Honors JIT Toyota-Lift with Silver Circle Award

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently awarded JIT Toyota-Lift the Silver Circle Award for its performance in 2008. JIT Toyota-Lift is one of 10 elite recipients of this distinguished award and was selected from TMHU’s nationwide network of 68 dealers and 189 dealership locations.

Aicello Acquisition of Tohcello PVA Film Business Group

VANCOUVER, BC, Canada, March 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aicello announced today an agreement to acquire Tohcello Company’s polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) film product line and assets. The move is part of Aicello’s strategy to expand PVA film business as a core product offering, by increasing production capacity and leveraging the assets and technology included in the acquisition. The sale will be completed on April 1, 2009.

Virtual Law Partners Welcomes New Partners Brett Healy, Daniel Meyers, Gregory Kim, Sharon Webb and Dianna DeVore

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that Brett Healy, Daniel Meyers, Gregory Kim, M. Sharon Webb and Dianna DeVore have joined the firm as partners. ‘We are thrilled that VLP continues to attract experienced lawyers with superb qualifications,’ said Craig Johnson, VLP’s CEO. ‘Their talent and backgrounds speak for themselves.’

Trees With Meaning Wins USDA Approval for First U.S. Release of Authentic Olive Trees from The Holy Land

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a hard-earned U.S. Department of Agriculture signoff now in hand, Trees With Meaning Inc. becomes one of the first companies in the U.S. approved to bring living olive trees from Israel to the North American market. For owners-and brothers-Bruno and Jerome Schneider, building the company was an intricate business challenge requiring four years of negotiations, planning and inspired persistence.

‘All Day Cafe’ Represents Multi-Flow’s Introduction to the Coffee Bag-in-the-Box Category

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., March 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-Flow Industries, a manufacturer of fountain-dispensed beverages, announced the launch of ‘All Day Cafe,’ a shelf-stable, liquid roast Hot Coffee Bag-in-the-Box brand. ‘We’re incredibly excited about competing in the hot beverage category,’ said Mark Stephens, CEO of Multi-Flow.

America’s First Standalone Loyalty System Brings Optimism to Local Retailers and Restaurants in Challenging Times

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., March 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Business Builder Alliance, Inc. (BBA), an innovative consumer marketing company with a focus on local business, announced today the launch of the Red Carpet Alliance(TM) system in a joint venture with 7G Companies Inc. The system enables local stores and neighborhood restaurants to significantly improve their ability to acquire and retain loyal customers.

No Bailout Needed: Long Term Care Insurance Leader Declares Dividend, Plans Strong 2009 Growth

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a development that should draw smiles from President Obama, this month LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies, will pay its shareholders $1,228,820 in dividends, an increase of 10-percent per share over last year. ‘We can do it because business is great,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO. ‘Year to date, sales are up 25-percent over the same period last year, and we’re bullish on the rest of 2009.’

Jocelyn Frederick Joins Tsoi/Kobus and Associates as Principal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A) is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Frederick, AIA, ACHA, OAA, LEED AP has joined the firm as a Principal. In her new role, Frederick will lead TK&A’s core national healthcare practice and enhance and extend its capabilities in planning and design for academic medical centers.

South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd. Secures Investment from BP Alternative Energy Plc

ZURICH, Switzerland, March 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BP Alternative Energy Plc has taken a minority interest in South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd., a leading developer of high-quality greenhouse gas emission reduction projects. Since its inception in 2006, South Pole has been profitable and has financed its growth out of the cash flow generated from carbon asset development and related advisory services.

U.S. Demand for Authentic European Absinthe Obsello Triggers Rush on Spanish Absinthe

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Esmeralda Liquors today released new facts about the recent surge in demand for real, natural Obsello absinthe in the U.S.; based on inside sales, production and distribution figures. Based on skyrocketing increase, the makers of Obsello – Esmeralda Distillery – is rushing pallets of Obsello to the U.S. by air in order to replenish rapidly depleting stock.

Affordable low vision Digital Magnifying Aids for Either Television or Computer are Introduced

SPOKANE, Wash., March 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Colligo celebrates 10 years as a leader in assistive technology with new magnification aids and lower prices on its complete product line. Colligo’s low vision magnifier for television, ezRead 200: Similar to a computer mouse, the ezRead 200 is placed directly on top of a book, newspaper or reading material to display the magnified image in full color right on a television screen. Built in LED lighting enhances the reading experience. Magnification is at a level of the higher cost CCTVs.

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.