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Nationally-Renowned Consulting Firm Establishes Office in Minneapolis – Former Legislator Lynne Osterman Tapped to Lead Operations

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Nov. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A specialty government and economic development consulting firm is extending its reach further into the Midwest as it announced today the opening of an office in Minneapolis. GSP Consulting, based in Pittsburgh, Pa., has announced it will establish its 10th office in Minneapolis. Led by former legislator and leading bioscience advocate Lynne Osterman, the firm will bring to the marketplace its unique brand of government and economic development consulting.

Robert Donohue elected to Utility Associates Board of Directors

COVINGTON, Ga. – Nov. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Robert W. (‘Bill’) Donohue, retired Senior Vice President – Electric Operations of Consolidated Edison, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Utility Associates, Inc. Utility Associates is a venture-funded mobile asset management hardware and software company serving the electric and gas utility, telecom, distribution, and government market segments.

deverus, Inc. Racks Up Another Industry First: the Vero Hire

AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — deverus today unveiled its new, one of a kind service line, the Vero Hire. The Vero Hire is an on-demand, Web-based software application designed to help background check and employment screening companies deliver new and advanced services to help HR hire and retain productive employees.

Cheap Airfare and Budget Travel Web Site CheapoAir.com Signs up with TouricoHolidays.com Hotel Portal

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapoAir.com Cheap Airfare and Budget Travel Web Site announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with TouricoHolidays.com, one of the largest hotel portals in the world. CheapoAir.com.com will utilize Tourico’s hotel properties to create hotel and air dynamic packages to sell to its more than 1 million online customer base. TouricoHolidays.com has one of the most diverse hotel-negotiated rate portfolios in the world.

Prime Companies, Inc. Successfully Consummates the Purchase and Acquisition of Certain Dental Insite, LLC Assets

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prime Companies, Inc. (OTC: PRMC / PRMC.pk) announces that it has executed and consummated the purchase of certain strategic assets from Dental Insite, LLC, including Dental Insite source code, all its rights and its customer base.

MyHearPod Introduces an Amazingly Small Hearing Aid called HP Micro

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HearPod Hearing Aids president Randy Wohlers, BC-HIS, announced today the introduction of the HearPod Micro, which is one of the smallest completely in the canal (CIC) hearing aids on the market and designed to be used for open fittings. Open fitting means the hearing aid allows venting for equalization of pressure inside the ear canal.

Fast-Growing Consulting Firm adds Chairman; Readies for Expansion, and Launches Strategic Partnerships

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Few companies experience growth like GSP Consulting Corp. The leading government affairs and economic development consulting firm is once again creating buzz across the country as they add to their executive staff, launch strategic partnerships, and expand operations.

deverus, Inc. Announces the Purchase of Clickable Software and its Applicant Tracking Assets

AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — deverus, today announced it has acquired the Clickable Software assets of 3Peaks Software Solutions. With its market leading suite of applicant tracking products focused on the food industry, Clickable Software delivers world class applicant tracking and management solutions to Fortune 1000 companies.

New Profit-Boosting Tool for Human Resource Managers – Long Term Care Educational Program that Could Add Millions to Bottom Lines

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new tool called the LTC Outreach and Education Program(TM) (LTCOEP(TM)) promises to help human resource managers change their departments from cost centers to profit centers. The program does its bottom-line magic by helping employees cope with the productivity-draining prospect of caring for family members, such as aging parents, who can no longer care for themselves.

Internet-Enabled Consumer Telecom Services Will Generate $265 Billion Over Five Years, says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. – Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A wide array of new Internet-enabled communications services geared to the needs of consumers is expected to generate nearly $265 billion for phone companies and other telecommunications carriers worldwide over the next five years, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. These new Internet-enabled services include: residential video telephony; fixed-mobile convergence; file sharing services; streaming services; location-based services; and presence-based services.

MyAdTV Free Service Helps Retailers to Convert Shoppers Into Customers

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MyAdTV, Inc., a software service provider dedicated to bringing digital signage solutions to the masses, today re-announces the release of the MyAdTV digital signage platform free of charge to the public. MyAdTV provides a complete solution to in-store advertising and on-location ad sales and allows businesses to find and advertise on third party digital signage screens for the purpose of cross-promotion.

Bag-A-Bullet(TM) Launches Product Line that Protects School Children from Guns

BOSTON, Mass. – Oct. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There is no parent who wants to think about anything happening to their child. That is why the staff at Bag-A-Bullet(TM) has recently launched a product line that will provide parents peace of mind while arming children with life-saving accessories.

HotGigs Inc. Launches ContractCentral, Contract Workforce Management Solution

DALLAS, Texas – Oct. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HotGigs Inc., an innovator in web-based staffing solutions, today announced ContractCentral(TM), a service that helps companies strategically manage their contingent workforce, reduce staffing costs and increase time-to-fill efficiency. ContractCentral automates the sourcing process and streamlines contract management and time invoicing across a company’s preferred staffing vendor network.

Prime Companies, Inc. Successfully Consummates the Purchase and Acquisition of Certain Computer Resource Technologies, Inc. Strategic Business Assets Including Its Customer Base

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Oct. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prime Companies, Inc. (OTC: PRMC / PRMC.pk) announces that it has executed a binding agreement; and has consummated the purchase of certain strategic assets including the customer base from Computer Resource Technologies, Inc. (CRT). Computer Resource Technologies, Inc. (CRT) is a fast growing hardware and software company currently serving the Dental and Medical industries in Colorado and the Midwest.

New Product Developed in Effort to Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

LAWRENCE, N.Y. – Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SIDS ALERT Infant Position Monitor, a breakthrough method of detecting if an infant has maneuvered itself into a SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) prone position, is now available to the public. The unique, patented technology eliminates the concern of new and prospective parents concerning the possibility of SIDS and the terrible aftermath of this horrifying malady.

Incredible Discoveries, Through Their Strategic Partnership with Interglobal, Secures Overseas TV Spots for the Didi Car

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Incredible Discoveries today announced, they have secured overseas television distribution for one of their newest product discoveries, The Didi Car. Incredible Discoveries is a leading DRTV company with multi-channel distribution services, who partners with all types of manufacturers to bring products to market.

ACell Wins Again in Federal Appeals Court

JESSUP, Md. – Oct. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACell, Inc., the owner of highly valued extracellular matrix (ECM) patents, along with co-defendants Dr. Stephen Badylak and Dr. Alan Spievack, today won another legal victory against Cook Biotech, Inc. (Cook) and Purdue Research Foundation (Purdue) when the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Cook’s and Purdue’s Petition for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc.

For Third Straight Year, The Active Network Named One of North America’s Fastest Growing Companies in Deloitte Technology Fast 500

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Active Network, Inc., a leading provider of application services technology and marketing services to community service organizations, was named one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies on Deloitte’s 2006 Technology Fast 500. Ranked by percentage revenue growth over five years, The Active Network grew 940% from 2001 to 2005 and ranked 180th overall.

Prime Companies, Inc. Successfully Obtains Relief from a Guarantor Position, Enhances Balance Sheet

YUBA CITY, Calif. – Oct. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prime Companies, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: 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.

You Don’t Have to Be a Vampire to Take a Bite Out of the Price of Celebrating Halloween

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s Halloween time again! And whether you have kids, or are planning a festive Halloween Celebration of your own, you’re probably considering endless Halloween costume ideas ranging from ‘cheap tricks’ to monstrously expensive treats. Of course, you can trek to your local Mall, fight the crowds for the hottest costumes and pay full price, or as many savvy shoppers have discovered, there is a more affordable and more convenient alternative, say the guys and ghouls at retailer Halloween Adventure and Masquerade LLC.

Earthjet Sells Latin America Air Taxi Master Franchise Rights

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Oct. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Earthjet Incorporated (www.earthjet.com) announces today that it has entered into an agreement with World Aviation Holdings for the sale of the Master Franchise rights for the Earthjet Air Taxi operation in Latin America.

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.