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Payday Loan and Check-Cashing Leader Cash Now Offering Special Bulk Pricing and Flexible Plans for Entrepreneurs

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cash Now Corporation (CHNW.PK), a business aggregator and a pioneer in the sub prime payday loan lending and continuing leader in the payday loan and check-cashing industry, (www.cashnow.com) begins offering Enterprise Solutions for the payday loan and check cashing industry.

M2SYS Forms Strategic Partnership with CSI Software to Fulfill Surging Biometrics Demand in Fitness Industry

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.

TimeIPS by Stratitec Enhances Their Line of Intelligent Personnel Systems

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.

Landmark National Bank Reports Profit for 2005 First Quarter

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.

Artitalia Group Wins the Coveted Best Booth – Grand Prize Award at GlobalShop 2005

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

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.

Tea Body’s, Inc. Launches LOVE(TM) to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

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.

Planning For A Job Loss Could Prevent One Says Life Coach

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.

Coping With the Threat that Trumps Offshoring: Off-Peopling

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.’

The Lyamec Corporation Reaches Milestone Expansions in Great Britain, France, Canada, and Libya

HOUSTON, TX — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a videoconference hosted by American Finance, The Lyamec Corporation (www.lyamec.com) confirms its board members approval of the 20% sale of its non-public and non-solicited private placement offering to American Finance Corp. The delay in finalizing the overall package under the originally agreed to terms was due to an increase of 4.2 Million USD to the original 3.5 Million, inking a total 7.7 Million USD. The increase was due to the expansion of specific value based marketing and licensing agreements entered by The Lyamec Corporation and for the overall reformulation of expected revenue and cost results based on a multiple price to earnings ratio.

National Public Service Award Winners Announced

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

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!

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.

New Research Documents How Organizations Struggle With Project Controls

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

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.

Little Scoops, Inc. Announces Sale of Upcoming Franchises

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.

Somebody Good, Inc. Hires Maura Murphy-Barrosse as Head of Marketing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Somebody Good, Inc. Legal Secretary Referral Service announced today that Maura Murphy-Barrosse has been added to their team as head of marketing. Somebody Good, Inc., based in Culver City, has been has been referring temporary and temp-to-perm legal secretaries and general office personnel to law firms in Los Angeles, Century City, Beverly Hills, West L.A. and the Valley since 2001.

SAM’s Club(R) Offering Digital Time and Attendance Systems for less than $600 from TimeIPS(R) Intelligent Personnel Systems for Small Business

WICHITA, KS /Send2Press Newswire/ — TimeIPS, (www.timeips.com) the business products division of Stratitec, today announced that SAM’S Club (www.samsclub.com) is offering two models from their TimeIPS Intelligent Personnel Systems line, which are currently selling in select SAM’S Club locations across the USA and online at www.samsclub.com.

CSIRO Forms Alliance With Australian Thermal Desalination Company

STAPLYTON, Australia /Send2Press Newswire/ — CSIRO, Australia’s top scientific research organization has formed an alliance with thermal desalination specialist, Aqua Dyne Inc. (OTC:BB AQDY) to conduct research into water purification and water remediation, which will initially focus on the use of solar energy for water desalination.

Lehman Brothers Annual Security Industry Report For 2004 Now Available from Sandra Jones and Company

CLEVELAND, OH /Send2Press Newswire/ — Sandra Jones and Company, a leading security industry resource and consulting firm, announces availability of the newest Lehman Brothers Annual Security Industry Report for 2004. Participants, investors and potential players in the US security market will gain insightful and relevant information from the comprehensive report, which contains valuable market data on size, projected growth, and technological advances.

Gregory C. Roberts Joins Napatech as President

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Napatech Inc. today announced that Greg Roberts joins the company as President. Mr. Roberts comes from a position as Vice President of Marketing and Sales in Xyratex International, Inc., San Jose, CA. Prior to this Greg served as VP, director and senior executive within sales, marketing and business development in ObjectSpace, Sterling Software, and Nortel Networks.

FIRM Delivered 37% Revenue Growth in 2004

NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — FIRM, the world’s leading provider of online survey & reporting software, has announced $13.3 million in revenue for 2004, an increase of 37% from $9.7 million in 2003. FIRM’s EBITDA result was $1.2 million in 2004, compared with $67,000 in 2003.

Expo Logic Hires Ronald Maslow as New Director of Sales

BROOMALL, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Ronald Maslow joins the Expo Logic team as Director of Sales, according to Jeffrey Cooper, president and chief executive officer. Expo Logic is the leading provider of registration, lead management, interactive technology and PC rental services for the corporate conference and exposition industries.

Market Recognizing Value of Cash Now…/Corrected/

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Cash Now Corporation’s (OTC: Pink Sheets CHNW) banking services, which enable payday loan businesses to expand their customer base and revenues while reducing risks, are generating ‘significant’ interest in the marketplace, company officials say.

Management Dynamics Acquires BridgePoint

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ — Management Dynamics, Inc., the market leader in price and contract management solutions for the international transportation industry, today announced it has acquired BridgePoint, an established provider of supply chain visibility and event management solutions. The acquisition combines the strengths of both organizations to create a portfolio of on-demand solutions that manage and optimize global supply chains. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Companies Too Catch Flu, and Wrong Cure Can Be Lethal, EraNova Institute Says

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ — The symptoms: fevers that rise when stock prices fall … swollen costs … anemic sales … tired production … and dull fuzziness, often accompanied by confusion and panic, in the headquarters. Right Fix for Corporate Sniffles Not ‘Off-Peopling’ Pill But ‘Hyper-Human’ Injection.

Tekron Targets Partners for 2008 Olympics in China

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ — Tekron, Inc. (OTCBB: TKRN) today announced that it will collaborate with Beijing Global Strategy Consulting Co. Ltd (‘Beijing Global Strategy’) (www.strategy4china.com), a leading business and investing consultancy firm focused on elaborating and implementing strategies for foreign and Chinese companies looking to do business in China. Since 2003, Beijing Global Strategy has provided a wide range of consulting services to Beijing State-Owned Assets Management Co., Ltd. mainly related to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

American Health Partners Chosen to Launch Thyroid Disease Rapid Detection Device Approved by FDA

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK /Send2Press Newswire/ — American Health Partners (www.ahpartners.com), of Oklahoma City, has been chosen by ThyroTec, a New Jersey based medical products development company, to launch a presence in the market, establish brand equity, finalize product packaging, and develop and implement all sales and distribution functions for ThyroTest(TM), a new FDA approved, CLIA Waived rapid hypothyroid diagnostic screening device.

Visual Frontier Announces New Contract to Supply HDD Storage Products to MRT Communication

TAIPEI, Taiwan /Send2Press Newswire/ — Visual Frontier Inc. (OTC BB: VFTR) announced that it has signed a contract with Taiwanese electronics dealer MRT Communication Ltd. (www.mrt-communication.com) to supply various hard disk enclosure products to be distributed to customers in Taiwan, the United States and Germany. Under the agreement Visual Frontier will provide 3.5 and 2.5-inch HDD (USB 2.0 and 1394 interfaces) to be sold under various brand names through MRT Communication and its customers worldwide.

Tekron, Inc. Announces Plan to Convert Major Canadian Dairy Farm into Self-Sufficient Energy Park

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and ONTARIO, Canada /Send2Press Newswire/ — Tekron, Inc. (OTC BB: TKRN) today announced that it is in the final stages of developing a plan to process dairy waste from several major Ontario farms into energy. A key component to the plan would be the potential to create an energy self-sufficient dairy farm. While working with Transdynamics Engineering Limited, a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of waste recycling and handling equipment for more than two decades, Tekron plans on submitting the completed proposal in early 2005.

HRAstockpicks.com’s Online Stock-Picking Service Could Have Doubled Their Subscriber’s Money in 2 Years

NAPLES, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ — HRAStockpicks.com, a division of Halvorson Research Associates, today announced that returns on its Tiny 6 Stock Portfolio has risen 127-percent since December 1, 2002, which could have resulted in subscribers more than doubling their investments in just 2 years.

Empire Relations Group issues Gold Star Report on Kmart Holding Corporation

NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — Empire Relations Group Inc. announced today that Kmart Holding Corporation has been highlighted in its new Gold Star Report(tm). The report can be viewed at www.empirerelations.com.