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Top Ten Hiking and Trekking Vacation Spots Worldwide

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today their list of Top Ten Hiking and Trekking Vacation Spots Worldwide as determined by their Adventure Travel Consultants. #1 is Annapurna Circuit, Nepal: The 186.5 mile, three week Annapurna circuit gets you up close to some of the highest mountains in the Himalayas, and is considered the best hike in the world by many.

Allegro Gets Traction with Direct Marketing Blog

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Allegro Communications, Inc., a direct marketing firm and developer of FreshDM, recently announced the launch of an information-rich blog called Allegro Marketing Discussions. Allegro’s blog is designed to help direct marketing and media professionals find expert answers to today’s important marketing questions.

Top Ten Summer World Travel Destinations for Cultural Exploration

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today their list of Top Ten Summer World Travel Destinations for Cultural Exploration as determined by vacation purchases of its adventure and experiential travelers.

Launch of First Society to Certify Adjunct Faculty at United States Colleges and Universities

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SoCAFE, The Society of Certified Adjunct Faculty Educators, has announced the launch of its web-based certification program for adjunct instructors in higher education in response to the national trend of this group teaching almost half of all college and university courses. In support of the increasingly important role adjunct faculty play in higher education, SoCAFE’s certification process provides a demanding and well-researched standard for adjunct faculty performance.

Top Ten Family Travel Vacations Worldwide

CHICAGO, Ill., July 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today their list of Top Ten Family Travel Vacation Experiences Worldwide as determined by the iExplore team of world travel experts. Top 10 Family Travel Vacations – Overall: Number 1 is Fly fishing in Scotland.

Top Ten Wildlife Safaris Worldwide

CHICAGO, Ill., July 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today their list of Top Ten World Safari Experiences as determined by the iExplore team of world travel experts. 1. Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Virtual Shopping Mall Knows What Women Want

CHICAGO, Ill., July 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chris Parrish, creator and owner of ShopLadyZone.com, knows what women want and need. As a result, he created a virtual mall to save them time and money while offering unique and practical products. ‘I created ShopLadyZone exclusively for women,’ Parrish says.

Salesforce.com Usage Increases with FreshDM

CHICAGO, Ill., June 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Allegro Communications, Inc., direct marketing firm and developer of FreshDM, recently announced that FreshDM is now available for Salesforce.com(R). Putting FreshDM in the hands of a company’s sales team helps increase a company’s user adoption of Salesforce and helps salespeople close more sales.

Waggle Receives Editor’s Choice, Reader’s Choice Awards

CHICAGO, Ill., June 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For a book that Midwest Book Review has highly recommended as ‘an involving novel about an awakening sense of social responsibility,’ Joe Redden Tigan has received both the Editor’s Choice and Reader’s Choice designations from publisher iUniverse for his first novel, ‘Waggle’ (ISBN: 978-0-595-41619-6).

New Healthcare Payment System Offers 3.5 Billion in Cost Savings

CHICAGO, Ill., May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MPA, a Chicago-based firm specializing in the analysis of healthcare data, announces their initial roll out of the GlobalPRIME(TM) Payment System – a healthcare payment system that supports a risk-adjusted global fee for warrantied care of a clinical episode.

GameBeat Studios Top Pick to Produce Music for the Illinois State Lottery 2008 Summer Campaign

CHICAGO, Ill., May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GameBeat Studios is pleased to announce they have been awarded the contract to produce the music for the Illinois State Lottery’s 2008 summer campaign. Having beaten out several competitors, this is the second year in a row this award winning music production team has been chosen to do the music for the Lottery’s summer campaign.

Chicago to Host ‘Oprah Sarcophagus’ from the Artist Who Created Nude Britney Spears on Bear Skin Rug

CHICAGO, Ill., April 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A gilded coffin lid bearing Oprah’s full-figured likeness by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards, designed to reach out to the recently retired baby boomers for whom healthcare reform will come too late, lands in Chicago this week. Edwards is offering his latest creation of the television icon to break the ice with baby boomers to encourage them to prepare for their own funerals. The Oprah Sarcophagus, courtesy of NYC’s Leo Kesting Gallery, will be unveiled April 24th.

Oprah Burial Mask a Tribute to Inner Beauty – Golden Likeness of TV Talk Queen Winfrey Debuts in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill., April 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On the heels of last year’s farewell tour of the King Tut exhibit starts this year’s tour of the gilded likeness of talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey. The Oprah Burial Mask will debut in Chicago April 24th, near Oprah’s Harpo Studios at GARDENfresh Gallery, courtesy of NYC’s Leo Kesting Gallery.

Oprah Sarcophagus Reaches Out to Unprepared Retirees – Health Care Reform Will Come Too Late for Some Baby Boomers

CHICAGO, Ill., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With her endorsement of presidential candidate Barack Obama, Oprah is making known her views on the need for healthcare reform. But controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is urging talk show host Oprah Winfrey to do more by taking the time on her show to reach out to the recently retired baby boomers for whom healthcare reform will come too late.

iExplore Expands Into The United Kingdom

CHICAGO, Ill. and LONDON, England, March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago-based iExplore formally announced its global expansion plans, with today’s launch of www.iExplore.co.uk, targeting adventure travelers in the U.K. It is the company’s first formal effort outside of the U.S. since the company launched in 1999. iExplore is hoping to become the #1 ranked website for adventure and experiential travel in the U.K., replicating the position it has held in the U.S. since 2000.

Pareto Building Improvement Publishes Guidebook to Help Building Professionals Achieve Highest Level of Success in an Increasingly Challenging Market

CHICAGO, Ill., March 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pareto Building Improvement announces a new guidebook on commercial building development and construction that assists working professionals to manage in an increasingly challenging market – ‘Choosing Project Success: A Guide for Building Professionals’ (ISBN: 978-0-9799969-0-0).

Thomas J Bradley and Associates to Acquire Approximately $30,000,000 in Restaurants

CHICAGO, Ill. – Feb. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As Chicago’s specialist for restaurant and tavern transactions, Tom Bradley, Broker, will be seeking a ‘multi-location transaction’ or the purchase of a small restaurant chain. Thomas J Bradley & Associates owns and operates the BradleyBrokers.com website which generates Illinois’ largest, most targeted, web traffic in this brokerage segment.

Top Ten World Travel Destinations in 2007

CHICAGO, Ill. – Jan. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today the list of Top Ten World Travel Destinations as determined by the vacation purchases of its adventure and experiential travelers. Egypt held on to its top position for the third straight year, and the rest of the top 10 was largely unchanged from 2006.

OpenNETCF Brings ASP.NET to Windows CE

CHICAGO, Ill. – Dec. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenNETCF Consulting announces the launch of a new product – Padarn – an ASP.NET web server for Windows CE. Designed primarily for embedded applications requiring remote network access for configuration of data access, Padarn is a lightweight ASP.NET web server designed to run under Windows CE.

Top Ten World Travel Destinations in 2006

CHICAGO, Ill. – Jan. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore (iExplore.com) announced today the list of Top Ten World Travel Destinations as determined by the vacation purchases of its adventure and experiential travelers. Egypt held on to its top position, despite the increased turmoil in the Middle East in 2006. Antarctica and Argentina made their first appearance in iExplore’s top ten.

NEW Java Juice Jacks Up Chicago Ride for AIDS

CHICAGO, IL – June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Look out, Red Bull, Venom and Whoopass. The riders on this year’s Ride for AIDS Chicago, June 3rd and 4th, are being powered by Java Juice(R). Java Juice, the first pure coffee extract ‘straight from the bean’ in Venice, California, has found acceptance on the Appalachian Trail, camp sites, organic markets and culinary institutions.

Top Ten World Travel Destinations In 2005

CHICAGO, IL – Jan. 9 (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.

iExplore Upgrades Website – Adds ‘Find A Travel Buddy’

CHICAGO, IL – July 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today the launch of the newest version of its award-winning adventure travel website. Version 4.0 includes richer content and community sections. iExplore has been named the ‘Best Adventure Travel Website’ by Forbes Magazine for five years in a row.

Proprietary Human Capital Measurement Model for Training Validated

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.

iExplore Announces 2005 Top Ten World Travel Destinations

CHICAGO, Ill. – June 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a mid-year update, iExplore (www.iExplore.com) announces the list of ‘Top Ten World Travel Destinations’ in 2005 (to date) as determined by bookings of its adventure and experiential travelers between January 1, 2005 and May 31, 2005.

Madagascar Movie Stimulating Travel Demand to Country – iExplore Launches New Safari to Madagascar to Meet Needs

CHICAGO, Ill. – June 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Raking in $101 million since its debut, the animated film ‘Madagascar’ is not only driving box office sales, it is stimulating new travel demand to Madagascar, the island nation located of the southeastern coast of Africa. This is based on actual sales trends seen by iExplore (www.iExplore.com), a leading seller of adventure and experiential travel, who specializes in African safaris.