CHICAGO, Ill., (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, Inc. reports the results of a study validating their learning measurement technology and models. KnowledgeAdvisors proprietary learning analytics technology, Metrics that Matter(TM) wraps automation and templates around world renowned learning measurement methodologies of Dr. Donald Kirkpatrick, author of the Four Levels of Learning Evaluation, and Dr. Jack Phillips, author of the Phillips ROI Process. In doing so, KnowledgeAdvisors created a practical, scaleable and repeatable approach to valuing human capital performance changes due to training.
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PC Kidz LLC, a Tyler, Texas Based Children’s Computer Education Company, Announces the Sale of its Second Franchise in Texas
| From: PC Kidz LLC
TYLER, TX – July 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brenda and Kevin Keeney of Lorena, TX will be the managing owners of PC Kidz of Central Texas, the second company franchise in Texas. The new franchise will continue to serve the Central Texas area while expanding into the Austin area market by offering computer education classes to preschool and school age children through public and private preschools, as well as through early education programs.
| From: Junior Enterprises, Inc.
YOUNGSTOWN, OH – July 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Junior Enterprises (www.sipgrip.com) announces the launch of their flagship invention, the SipGrip, a uniquely designed gripping handle, which is revolutionizing the way java lovers grip and sip their Joe.
| From: Capital Hill Gold, Inc.
DENVER, Colo. – July 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Hill Gold, Inc. (OTC BB: CHGI) reports that the Company has acquired a 100% interest in the Toiyabe Peaks Uranium project. The Toiyabe Peaks project covers sixty-two unpatented lode-mining claims (approximately 1,240 acres) on Federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”).
| From: Invision International Health Solutions, Inc.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – June 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Invision International Health Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in the field of ionic silver use as an antimicrobial in humans, today announced the issuance of a U.S. Patent on its ‘ionic silver complex’ technology. The use of ionic silver in medicine and industry has been growing rapidly in recent years due to its broad-spectrum antimicrobial qualities, the lack of toxicity to humans and the fact that ionic silver is not prone to causing resistant strains.
Solo Performer Show Controller 2.4 Increases Play List Flexibility for Musicians Who Improvise Their Set Lists While Performing
| From: Alien Apparatus Company, Inc.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. releases Solo Performer Show Controller version 2.4. Solo Performer Show Controller is a system for controlling the background music, lyrics displays, MIDI effects, and light shows for musicians. The system consists of a six-button foot controller that connects to a computer via USB, and software that runs on Windows and Macintosh.
| From: Future Information Research Management Inc.
NEW YORK, NY – June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FIRM today announced the appointment of Henning Hansen as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Hansen will take the helm of the world’s leading provider of survey & reporting software for Market Research (MR) and Enterprise Insight Management (EIM).
New Internet Service Offers Small Business Information on Contracting with Government and Large Corporations
| From: Bates Development Group Inc.
BUFFALO, NY – June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bates Development Group Inc. (www.bates-group.com/benefits.htm), a start-up procurement and contracting research firm has introduced an internet-based service for small and medium sized companies interested in doing business with government and large corporations, Bates-Group.Com.
PC Kidz LLC, a Tyler, Texas Based Children’s Computer Education Company, Announces the Sale of its First Franchise in North Texas
| From: PC Kidz LLC
TYLER, TX – June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stacy and Matt Etzelmiller of Keller, TX will be the managing owners of PC Kidz Mid-Cities, the first company franchise in Texas. The new franchise will continue to serve north Tarrant County by offering computer education classes to preschool and school age children through public and private preschools, as well as through early education programs.
Marinello Schools of Beauty Celebrates its 100-Year Anniversary and the Grand Opening of a New Expanded Facility in City of Industry, CA
| From: Marinello Schools of Beauty
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leader in cosmetology education and training since 1905, announces the grand opening of its expanded educational facility, located in the Puente Hills Mall at 1600 Azusa Avenue, Suite 244, in the City of Industry, Calif. The Grand Opening celebration will take place on Thursday, June 16th, 2005, beginning at 1:00 pm.
| From: Forefront Economics Inc.
BEAVERTON, Ore. – June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forefront Economics Inc. (www.forecon.com) announced today the launch of national coverage for their Housing Construction Trends Report (HCTR). The monthly report presents trends in single and multi-family housing units permitted for construction at the state, county, and metropolitan area levels. Permit history and analysis can also be downloaded from the HCTR website (housingtrends.forecon.com).
| From: Dutch Communications
DENVER, Colo. – June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dutch Communications, Inc. today announced the addition of Kedrick W. Robinson as the company’s Vice President of Business Development effective June 1, 2005.
| From: Cygnus eTransactions Group, Inc.
ORLANDO, Fla. – May 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cygnus eTransactions Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CYGT) today announced that major theme parks, water parks and attractions have signed up to provide eTicket sales through AOL(R) CityGuide, a leading provider of local entertainment information online, available free on the Web at aolcityguide.com.
| From: Capital Hill Gold, Inc.
DENVER, Colo. – May 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Hill Gold, Inc. (OTC BB: CHGI) announces a stock dividend on its common stock for shareholders of record at the close of business on May 31, 2005. Each holder of one share of Capital Hill Gold on the record date shall be entitled to receive three (3) additional shares of common stock. For example, if a holder owns a round lot of 100 shares he or she shall receive 300 additional shares. The payment date for the common stock dividend is set for June 7, 2005.
Lehman Brothers’ Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, Private Investment Management to Speak at New England-Canada Business Council’s May Luncheon Meeting
| From: New England-Canada Business Council
BOSTON, Mass. – May 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDIA ALERT: Alison A. Deans, Lehman Brothers’ chief investment officer and managing director of Private Investment Management — a prominent Wall Street executive who is a regular panelist on Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street, and was previously among Institutional Investor’s and The Wall Street Journal’s top-ranked securities analysts — will Speak at New England-Canada Business Council’s May Luncheon Meeting
| From: Corporate Safe Specialists
POSEN, Ill. – May 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Corporate Safe Specialists (CSS – www.corporatesafe.com), one of the largest suppliers of cash control systems and safes to the U.S. retail and restaurant communities, announced the U.S. Patent Office issue of Patent No. 6,885,281 B2 on April 26th of 2005.
| From: ACSIA Partners LLC
KIRKLAND, WA – May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Most people avoid unpleasant thoughts, such as needing long term care someday. But what if you could turn your mind, instead, to bright, bullish prospects? Visions of playing golf into your 90’s, or sheltering a few hundred thousand dollars from taxes? That’s the slant of a new guidebook from LTC Financial Partners: ‘Dignity for Life: Facts That Can Protect Your Assets & Quality of Life.’
Information Security: A Dangerous Illusion? – Article Raises Security Awareness With Practical Advice In Plain Language
| From: Electronic Oasis Consulting, Inc.
LONGMONT, Colo. – May 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Electronic Oasis Consulting, Inc. offers a free paper exposing the illusions of information security with practical advise for readers. Download a free, no-nonsense article with practical tips to implement immediately. The article is available online, does not require registration, and can be reprinted with the appropriate permission.
| From: Nano Superlattice Technology Inc.
TAIPEI, Taiwan – May 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nano Superlattice Technology Inc. (OTC BB: NSLT), a company engaged in the coating of tools and components with nano structured PVD coatings for the semiconductor, precision machinery and telecommunication industries, announced today the completion of the installation of Nano’s newest set of production machinery. The completion of the design and construction of this nano-coating machine is unique and represents the culmination of years of proprietary technology and scientific breakthrough by Nano’s research and development team led by Professor Dr. Wolf-Dieter Munz.
City Network Announces Purchase Order from Europe’s MCA Technology Inc. for Shipment of New MP3 Product Line
| From: City Network Inc
TAIPEI, Taiwan – May 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — City Network, Inc. (Amex: CSN), a company that designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of broadband and wireless Internet access solutions and consumer electronic products, today announced the expansion of the company’s marketing initiative in Europe. To accompany the growth in consumers 3C products demand, City Network is aggressively concentrating on the marketing and distribution of products in this trend. Recently, City Network received an official purchase order from MCA Technology Inc. for a version of its MP3 product line.
| From: LBA Technology, Inc.
RALEIGH, NC – April 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Group, Inc. (www.lbagroup.com) today announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement for North and South America between its subsidiary LBA Technology, Inc. and Tomco Technologies (www.tomco.com.au) of Norwood, Australia. The agreement includes Tomco’s TE1000 line of RF Vector Voltmeters as well as access to its lines of high power amplifiers and transmitters.
| From: Tibersoft Corporation
WESTBOROUGH, MA – April 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tibersoft, the expert in foodservice supply chain cost control systems, announced today that Marie Callender Pie Shops, Inc., the 145-unit restaurant and bakery chain, will roll out the Tibersoft IQ solution to their entire supply chain. The TiberNet data management network will connect all of Marie Callender’s corporate and franchise units to all of their distributors.
| From: Management Dynamics, Inc.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ and LONDON, UK – April 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Management Dynamics, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand solutions for global transportation and supply chain management, today announced the official opening of its London office, expanding Management Dynamics’ European presence and building upon its U.S. successes.
Executive Appointments Position SIM LLC for Growth – Brand Management, Strategic Marketing, Finance Expertise Enhance Management Team
| From: Sales Intelligence Management, LLC
ATLANTA, GA and ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA – April 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sales Intelligence Management, LLC (SIM LLC) announced two key executive appointments today – Dr. Rajendra K. Srivastava, Ph.D. and Mr. William Wyatt, CPA. Dr. Srivastava, who holds the prestigious Roberto C. Goizueta Chair in e-Commerce and Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, joins the Executive Management team at SIM LLC. Mr. Wyatt accepted the position as Chief Financial Officer and brings more than 30 years of expertise in strategic financial and business planning. Both appointments will take up positions on the SIM LLC Board of Directors.
| From: Images of Nature
OMAHA, NE – April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Images of Nature (www.mangelsen.com) today announced that Thomas D. Mangelsen has been named one of the 100 Most Important People in Photography in America in the May/June issue of American Photo Magazine.
Time In, Morris County’s #1 Children’s Play and Party Center, Sees Franchising as Best Plan for Growth
| From: Time In Franchises, LLC
RANDOLPH, NJ – April 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Karl Lens, President and Operator of Morris counties’ most talked about children’s play center, has expanded to form Time In Franchises, LLC (www.Timeinfun.com). Time In is now interviewing interested parties and plans to award 4 to 5 locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut this year. In addition, filings for New York State will soon be completed allowing for opportunities there as well.
M2SYS Forms Strategic Partnership with CSI Software to Fulfill Surging Biometrics Demand in Fitness Industry
| From: M2SYS Technology
ATLANTA, GA — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, a global leader in biometric technology research and development, today announced that it has executed a long-term partnership agreement with CSI Software to integrate and support the sale of its patent-pending fingerprint recognition solution called Bio-Plugin(TM) and its M2-S(TM) fingerprint reader. The technology will be added to CSI’s Spectrum(TM) membership management software and made available to its growing customer base of fitness clubs throughout the U.S.
| From: TimeIPS by Stratitec
WICHITA, KS — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stratitec today announced the availability and shipping of their enhanced TimeIPS systems (www.timeips.com) for small, medium and enterprise level organizations looking to control overtime and lower employee-related costs. Patent pending e-mail alerts help business owners & managers reign in employee overtime, tardiness and early clock-ins.
| From: Landmark National Bank
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Landmark National Bank (OTC BB: LMRK), which commenced operation on August 26, 2002, reports March 31, 2005 assets of $75,245,273 compared to March 31, 2004 assets of $48,864,564, an increase of 54%. As of March 31, 2005, loans totaled $52,405,039, compared with $22,398,302, an increase of 134%. During the same period, deposits increased from $41,200,020 to $68,664,645, an increase of 67%. The bank experienced a profit of $3,209 for the first three months of 2005, compared to a loss of $535,548 for the first three months of 2004.
| From: Artitalia Group Inc.
MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artitalia Group (www.artitalia-group.com) won the coveted Best Booth – Grand Prize award, given by VM+SD (Visual Merchandising and Store Design) at GlobalShop 2005 last week in Las Vegas, NV. With more than 25,000 attendees, the trade show is recognized as the largest international expo featuring the most innovative design, products and technologies in the world of retail.
Tagistics Corporation Aligns with Sun Microsystems to Release RFID Central(tm) a Turn-Key RFID Offering for Companies with Chinese Manufactured Products
| From: Tagistics Corporation
BOCA RATON, Fla. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tagistics Corporation today announced an alliance and licensing agreement for the Sun Java(tm) System RFID Tag and Ship Solution and Sun Java(tm) System RFID Software. Tagistics will incorporate Sun’s products into its RFID Central solution, resulting in what the company believes is the first service that enables enterprises to outsource RFID tagging of Chinese manufactured goods.
| From: Tea Body's, Inc.
DALLAS, TX — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tea Body’s, Inc. (www.teabodys.com) today announced that it is launching the LOVE(TM) lip balm in the company’s ‘Push-Pop Tin(TM).’ A portion of the proceeds from the sales of LOVE(TM) will be donated to the pancreatic cancer research program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.
| From: David O. Levine
LEBANON, NJ — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘What will you do if you lose your job?’ David O. Levine, a director in the imploding telecommunications industry, found himself frequently discussing this question with colleagues and team members.
| From: EraNova Institute
MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Off-peopling, the human consequence of automation, is growing to epidemic proportions as technology takes over human tasks in grocery stores and banks, offices and the military. ‘Work as we know it is going away, and companies as we know them are going away, too,’ says futurist Richard W. Samson, director of think tank EraNova Institute. ‘We need to adjust, and fast.’
| From: National Academy of Public Administration
WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ — Winners of the prestigious National Public Service Awards, the premier awards for excellence in public service at all levels of government, have been announced by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). They will be presented on Monday, April 4, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee, WI, at noon, at the ASPA National Conference.
Visual Frontier Announces Agreement to Supply Slim CD-RW & DVD Combo Drive Product to Germany’s Eurobizz
| From: Visual Frontier, Inc.
TAIPEI, Taiwan /Send2Press Newswire/ — Visual Frontier Inc. (OTCBB: VFTR) announced today that it has agreed to terms with Eurobizz Marketing of Germany to distribute products to France. According to the agreement, Visual Frontier will supply various products to Eurobizz including a version of the slim CD-RW & DVD combo drive product line and also the Micro Drive (1-inch hard drive) which will be distributed under the brand names of Eurobizz’s customer(s) in France. These products will primarily be used to develop the notebook computer and retail consumer markets.
Report Defines How Project Management Execs are Becoming New Corporate ‘Chiefs’ … Move over, CIO and CFO!
| From: CPO Media Inc.
AMBLER, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Why does every organization need another chief? Chief Project Officer, that is. While the actual title may not yet be as pervasive as CIO, COO and CEO, a report from CPO Media shows the role has emerged as equally vital to ensuring strategic success.
| From: CPO Media Inc.
AMBLER, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ — A survey reported in Chief Project Officer (www.chiefprojectofficer.com) reveals that projects suffer from lack of focus including essential planning, scheduling, and monitoring functions. Of the senior project management practitioners responding to the survey, half reported that their organizations perform project control functions average to poorly.
Visual Frontier Announces New Contract To Supply ‘Hot Swapper’ Product To Japan’s Third Wave Corporation
| From: Visual Frontier, Inc.
TAIPEI, Taiwan /Send2Press Newswire/ — Visual Frontier Inc. (OTCBB: VFTR) announced that it has signed a contract with Japanese electronics dealer Third Wave Corporation of Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, Visual Frontier will supply various products including a variation of the special ‘Hot Swapper’ product and also the Micro Drive (1-inch hard drive) to be distributed to customers throughout the Japanese market. The products are to be sold under brand names of Third Wave to its customers.
| From: LS Franchise Corp.
BLAUVELT, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — LS Franchise Corp. (www.littlescoops.com) co-founders, Michelle Violetto and Tanya Ehrlich, announced today the sale of their first 3 franchises. With the success of the first corporate owned store in Blauvelt, NY and the second corporate store in Pleasantville, NY, Violetto and Ehrlich plan to share their successful business plan with the recent owners of Cranford, NJ; Middletown, NY; and Ridgewood, NJ.