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Muzak Shines Spotlight on Music

CHARLOTTE, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ — Muzak (www.muzak.com) announced today that they are incorporating a special events and holiday calendar into their core programming lineup. Muzak Spotlight will feature select artists on various days throughout the year, using music as a means to celebrate important events and pay tribute to influential bands and musicians.

Bringing African American History into America’s Homes and Schools: How One Entrepreneurial Business Takes on the Challenge

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ — When they first formed GEEBEE Marketing(R), Inc. in 1997, Gayle Brill Mittler and Robert Kersey, former colleagues in a large toy corporation, had one common vision: to create a complete line of games, toys, and puzzles that would bring the vast rich and diverse history of America’s nearly 15,000,000 citizens of African American descent into homes and classrooms.

Images of Nature(R) announces an evening with Thomas D. Mangelsen and Grand Opening Reception in Scottsdale, AZ

SCOTTSDALE, AZ /Send2Press Newswire/ — The Images of Nature(R) gallery at Scottsdale Fashion Square announces an evening with Thomas D. Mangelsen and Grand Opening Reception Saturday, February 19th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tom Mangelsen will be making his first personal appearance in Scottsdale and is looking forward to sharing the stories of his travels.

Non-Profit Organizations to Receive $22K in Free PR Grants and Marketing Support

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Neotrope(R), a brand identity and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, is donating $22K in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 22nd anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and has provided discounted or free services to various non-profits for more than 20 years. Organizations may apply for this program starting Jan 28.

Sprixx Announces New Unscented Formula for Wearable Hand Sanitizer

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Sprixx (www.sprixx.com), a DBA of Harbor Medical, Inc., has announced the availability of a new unscented alcohol hand sanitizer formula for its line of professional body-worn hand sanitizers. Containing 63% ethyl alcohol with emollients, the new product is available for the popular Sprixx XE Dispenser which is delivered in a 1.35-ounce replacement cartridge.

FILED UNDER: Health and Medical
 

Chicago Artists ‘Get Inspired’ to Help the Homeless – Non-profit Organization Showcases Local Artists Work to Benefit the Homeless

CHICAGO, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ — Inspiration Corporation is hosting its 12th Annual Inspired Art Auction on Friday, March 18th from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM in the Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Please list this event in your event calendar or plan to attend to cover the event.

FILED UNDER: NonProfit and Charities
 

When You Absolutely, Positively Have to Get Off the Phone – SorryGottaGo.com Helps End Unending Phone Conversations

WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ — DataOvertheWeb has launced a unique website for people desperate to disconnect themselves from unwanted telephone conversations is now available at www.SorryGottaGo.com. The site features a selection of audio clips ranging from: ringing cell phones, barking dogs and crying babies to someone crashing into a fence, to be played in the background for people on the other end of the line.

Images of Nature(R) Announces an Evening with Thomas D. Mangelsen

PARK CITY, UT /Send2Press Newswire/ — The Images of Nature(R) gallery at 364 Main Street in Park City announces an evening with Thomas D. Mangelsen, Saturday February 5th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tom Mangelsen will be making a personal appearance and is looking forward to sharing the stories of his recent travels.

Couples Hire a New Kind of ‘Matchmaker’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Engaged couples are turning to a San Francisco business for help in finding a photographer for their wedding. Founder Natalie Sousa launched the Webster Hill Photography Agency (www.websterhill.com) after years as a professional photographer.

How2Vacation.com is Internet’s First Comprehensive Vacation Site

MIAMI, Fla. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Booking airline tickets on the Internet has been easy for years. But there’s never been a simple way to book an entire vacation on the web, until now. How2 Group International has announced the release of How2Vacation.com, the first in a series of web sites that will revolutionize the way people utilize the Internet.

Scan/US, Inc. Ships MOSAIC Profiler

SANTA MONICA, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Scan/US, Inc. (www.scanUS.com) ships MOSAIC(R) Profiler, a software system with a full range of MOSAIC(R) and demographic databases, which delivers profiling of lifestyle clusters/segments.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

Luxury Accommodations Still Available for Superbowl 39 at SuperBullRentalsByOwner.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Super Bull Rentals By Owner (www.SuperBullRentalsByOwner.com), a premiere for rent by owner Internet advertising service for Superbowl accommodations, today announced that there are still a few premiere rental properties available for this year’s Superbowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Florida.

FILED UNDER: Real Estate
 

Peter Kessler Acquires Interest in Golf Media Partners/Advantage Golf Schools

ORLANDO, Fla. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Golf Media Partners announced today that Peter Kessler, golf broadcaster, journalist and Founder of The Perfect Club Company, has acquired an equity stake in the company and effective immediately will become Chairman of Golf Media’s Advantage Golf Schools (www.advantagegolfschool.com) and head the company’s new television production division.

FILED UNDER: Entertainment | Television
 

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.

Dr. Mal Fobi, Medical Director for The Center For Surgical Treatment of Obesity, to be Guest Speaker at Lancaster Community Hospital Weight Loss Support Group Meeting in Lancaster

LANCASTER, CA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Prominent gastric bypass surgeon, Dr. Mal Fobi, M.D., will be the guest speaker at the Jan. 25, 2005 meeting of the Lancaster Community Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Support Group. “These meetings provide an opportunity for patients, and those awaiting surgery, to work through the weight loss surgery journey,” says Dr. Fobi. He will be discussing the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight loss surgery. Specifically, Dr. Fobi will be emphasizing the fact that surgery is a tool that must be used by the patient in a multi-disciplinary team approach setting to effect weight loss and weight loss maintenance.

FILED UNDER: Fitness
 

Professional eBay Sellers Document Concern for Marketplace

NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — The Professional eBay Sellers Alliance (PESA) has released its study of eBay’s new dispute reporting process. eBay recently renamed its fraud reporting system to the Item Not Received/Significantly Not As Described Dispute Process (INR/SNAD). eBay will be promoting the new reporting system to all buyers in an effort to provide easier recourse for shoppers when a transaction goes wrong.

ASI Publishing Announces the Publication of ‘Infusion,’ a New Sci-Fi Novel by Noted Technical Author Clint Smith

NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — ASI Publishing (www.asipublishing.com), a small press based in New York which specializes in the publication of science fiction, today announced the publication of ‘INFUSION,’ a new book by well-known technical author Clint Smith, P.E.

Voyage for Life Sets Sail to Encourage Organ Donation

MINNEAPOLIS, MN and SAN DIEGO, CA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Organ Donation for Life, Inc. today announced that Voyage for Life 2005 will embark from San Diego, California in April of this year. Captain Ardell Lien, a heart/kidney transplant recipient, will solo circumnavigate his small sailing vessel around the world to increase awareness about the urgent need for organ donation.

FILED UNDER: NonProfit and Charities
 

Chicago Author Shines Positive Light on Meeting Through the Personals

CHICAGO, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ — When Chicago author, Carrie Carr, decided to spruce up her life with a little excitement, she knew exactly what was needed – romance, and lots of it. Armed with a positive attitude, she ventured into the world of personal ads. Her debut novel, ‘Single Black Female,’ mimics her own amusing experiences and fictionalizes the consequences of falling helplessly in love with a married man.

ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. Sponsors eNaugural.com Ball

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Campaign technology company, ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. announced Wednesday that it will sponsor the high-profile, high-tech inaugural night celebration, eNaugural.com Ball. The event will be a coming together of leaders of the high-tech community, elected officials and the media to celebrate the start of the President George W. Bush’s second term.

Marketers & Ad Agencies Use Hot Spots From Gmanmusic.com for Instant Radio Advertising

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — When a company needs to get a marketing message out to targeted audiences very quickly, nothing works better than the radio commercials called ‘Hot Spots’ from G-Man Music & Radical Radio, states Brian Forest, spokesperson for the Los Angeles production company.

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.

Kain (Cain) Depicted Killing Abel on the Parthenon?

ANNAPOLIS, MD /Send2Press Newswire/ — Did ancient Greek artists depict Kain (Cain) killing Abel on their most glorious temple, the Parthenon? Yes, according to Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr., author of ‘The Parthenon Code: Mankind’s History in Marble,’ new from Solving Light Books.

New Book by Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini Asks: Can a Gay and a Straight Guy Inhabit the Same Novel Without Driving Each Other Crazy?

VENTURA, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Joseph Coaler Productions (www.JosephCoaler.com) today announced the publication of ‘Weeping Willow Volume One: Welcome to River Bend,’ by Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini, a novel comprised of the first fifteen installments of Hoff and Mancini’s on-line satirical soap opera of the same name, which has become a cult sensation among cyber serial fans and comedy enthusiasts.

AcXess Inc. Announces Affordable Business Continuity Solution for Citrix(R) Customers

ORLANDO, Fla. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Today at Solution Summit(R), a meeting of over 2000 Citrix(R) partners, value added resellers and customers, AcXess(R) Incorporated announced the first ever Business Continuity Service Solution built exclusively around the Citrix Access Infrastructure(tm) platform. The AcXess Solution(R) makes rapid business & IT recovery easy and affordable for mid-market firms. In the event of a disruption to its Citrix environment, AcXess Solution customers can be fully operational in hours, instead of days or weeks.

FILED UNDER: Technology
 

Dialpad Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine’s ‘Product of the Year’ Award for 2004

MILPITAS, CA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Dialpad Communications Inc. announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC(R))’s INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) magazine (www.itmag.com) has named DialpadUSA as a recipient of a 2004 Product of the Year Award. INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the VoIP Authority Since 1998(tm).

FILED UNDER: Technology | Telecom and VoIP
 

New Service Gives Small Multi-Unit Restaurant Operators The Real Time Financial Information Formerly Affordable Only To Large Restaurant Chains

DALLAS, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — James H. Barnes, CPA has assembled a package of accounting and management tools designed to give the independent and small multi-unit restaurant operator the services of a ‘Virtual CFO’ instead of simple bookkeeping and accounting services. By using the latest in internet based accounting software and telecommuting accountants, Barnes can offer this at a cost that restaurants can afford.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Taxes and Accounting
 

Spinning Straw Into Homes: Necessity Housing to Build Ten ‘Straw Panel’ Residences in Sri Lanka

LOS ANGELES, CA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Necessity Housing, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing economically and environmentally sustainable housing in developing areas around the globe, recently received land and donations adding up to $50,000 for construction of a ten home village in Sri Lanka. The homes will be built out of materials made from straw, an abundant, annually renewable material.

FILED UNDER: NonProfit and Charities
 

Global Resource Alliance Will Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to Raise Money for Tanzanian’s AIDS Orphans

VENTURA, Calif. and MARA, TANZANIA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Global Resource Alliance today announced that ‘AIDS Orphans Summit – Kilimanjaro’ will begin on January 22, 2005. GRA Director Lyn Hebenstreit will be joined by GRA team members Tara Blasco, Tania McCracken as well as the leaders of several African non-governmental organizations on this six-day trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for AIDS orphans and community development projects in the Mara region of Tanzania.

FILED UNDER: NonProfit and Charities
 

New Online Clearinghouse Provides Firearms Industry With a Wholesale Marketplace

DALLAS, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — Manufacturers, distributors, retailers, dealers and parts suppliers have a new and innovative medium for offering up products and services to the firearms industry. The Firearms Industry Association has launched an online business-to-business clearinghouse website that allows businesses to post Internet ads for merchandise or services for sale. The Firearms Industry Market is strictly for wholesale transactions, not for consumers.

ExcelliPrint Brings Established Printing Expertise to IPDS(TM)

IDAHO FALLS, ID /Send2Press Newswire/ — In response to growing demand for a flexible, reliable, and secure IPDS printing solution, Brooks Internet Software, Inc. has released ExcelliPrint(TM) (www.excelliprint.com). Designed for users who want more choice in selecting print destinations and output types in their IPDS and AFP(TM) environments, ExcelliPrint builds on Brooks’ extensive knowledge of printing and broadens its current line of proven print software.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

1-800-SKI VAIL Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Vail Associates

DENVER, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ — On January 3, 2005, Vend-Tel-Co, Ltd., a small business from Fort Collins, Colorado won a federal trademark lawsuit against skiing giant Vail Associates, Inc. over the right to use 1-800-SKI VAIL. In the lawsuit, Judge Matsch of the U.S. District Court determined that Vail Associates could not use its registered trademark VAIL to prevent Eric Hanson from using his registered trademark, 1-800-SKI VAIL. The small business makes well-priced condo, hotel, and resort reservations at a variety of ski area locations through dozens of 1-800-SKI phone numbers.

Attend the Auto Shows, See Cars, Watch People

LONG BEACH, Wash. /Send2Press Newswire/ — America’s newest retro car, the 2006 Chevy HHR, gets its own club and web site: HHR Club (www.hhrclub.org). Most who travel to the big auto shows in Los Angeles and Detroit in January each year go to see the new cars. HHR Club’s founder, Mike Challis goes to watch the people looking at the new cars.

GroupTravelPlanet.com Signs Partnership Deal with SideStep

PIGEON FORGE, TN /Send2Press Newswire/ — Group Travel Planet, LLC (www.grouptravelplanet.com) and SideStep (www.sidestep.com) have entered into a business development partnership that will allow SideStep customers to book and manage their group hotel rooms of five rooms or more directly online, saving them valuable time and money.

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

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.

MusicOnHold.com Debuts to Connect Buyers of Caller-On-Hold Content and Hardware with a Network of Trusted Suppliers and Agencies

DETROIT, Mich. /Send2Press Newswire/ — MusicOnHold.com launches a new business-to-business Request for Quotation (RFQ) service which enables buyers of on-hold and in-queue messaging to locate trusted and proven suppliers and agencies in their backyard or across the nation. Within hours, buyers can receive up to four competitive proposals so buyers can compare their options side-by-side and make informed decisions about who they want to do business with.

Dallas Judge Agrees with Lance Armstrong in Legal Case announced by Herman Howry & Breen L.L.P.

AUSTIN, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — Austin resident and six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong insists he has always played by the rules. Last week, a Dallas district court judge ordered that a sport promotion company involved in a legal case with Armstrong do the same.

FILED UNDER: Legal and Law
 

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.

FILED UNDER: Business | Employment and HR
 

Top Ten World Travel Destinations in 2004

CHICAGO, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ — iExplore (www.iExplore.com) announced today the list of Top Ten World Travel Destinations as determined by the vacation purchases of its adventure and experiential travelers in 2004.

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

Tribes Share Wisdom To Prevent Natural Disasters

ASPEN, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ — As a result of a heart-melting gift to her friends, of an Indian children’s dance to launch a wiser New Year, Denise Rich, Aspen’s Grammy award-winning philanthropist, is helping the tribes get their message out to the mainstream on how to heal the Earth and prevent natural disasters, in the wake of the devastating Tsunami.