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Gold Strike! Mining L-and-D Data

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released a brand new research report investigating the current state of talent management analytics and determining how and to what extent organizations are mining their data to extract value.

Lion Technology Environmental Health and Safety Training Helps Facilities Avoid Fines and Penalties

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fines and penalties are on the rise for facilities that fail to comply with Federal and State hazardous waste rules. Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 cited an Illinois recycling facility for the improper management of hazardous waste and proposed a penalty for non-compliance with the EPA Hazardous Waste Regulations in excess of $700,000.

KnowledgeAdvisors Announces Its Annual 2010 Regional User Group Dates and Locations

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the largest provider of talent measurement solutions, is pleased to announce the dates and locations for its annual 2010 Regional User Groups where Metrics that Matter users are enabled to take their measurement practices one bold step further.

KnowledgeAdvisors Celebrates its Ten Year Anniversary

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, celebrated ten years of world-class performance this July. In 2000, Kent Barnett founded KnowledgeAdvisors. The inspiration behind KnowledgeAdvisors arose from his dissatisfaction by the lack of measurement solutions available to express the relationship between the real impact of training and organizational performance.

KnowledgeAdvisors Adds Two Prestigious Members to Its Advisory Board

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, Inc. announced today that David Vance and Frank Anderson will be joining their renowned Advisory Board. Vance and Anderson will ensure KnowledgeAdvisors remains focused on executive level talent development reporting and analytics in the public and private sector.

KnowledgeAdvisors Investigates Importance of Informal Learning in Organizations

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, has announced it has released a brand new whitepaper focusing on informal learning measurement. The research conducted by KnowledgeAdvisors was based upon substantial data collected across diverse industries in an effort to gain a comprehensive representation of the present condition of informal learning.

Learning Measurement Seminar Hosted by KnowledgeAdvisors and Bersin and Associates

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the largest provider of talent measurement solutions, and Bersin and Associates, the only research and advisory firm focusing on enterprise learning and talent management, will host a complimentary breakfast briefing, Innovation in Learning Measurement: High-Impact Measurement Framework, on August 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Words of the Founders by Paul Rosenberg – A New Book Release

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘The Words of the Founders’ (ISBN: 978-0979987731), a new book by Paul Rosenberg, author of the counter-culture classic ‘A Lodging of Wayfaring Men,’ is released for sale today by Ascoli Publishing and Vera Verba Publishing. Rosenberg has assembled 570 timely and poignant quotes from America’s Founding Fathers.

KnowledgeAdvisors Study of Manager Engagement Reveals Intriguing Insights Relevant to Development of Successful Employees

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released a brand new research report analyzing the effect of managers upon the development of their talent pool. The research conducted by KnowledgeAdvisors was based upon substantial data collected across diverse industries in an effort to gain a comprehensive representation of the present condition of manager engagement.

Midwest Wind Energy Announces Two Promotions

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Midwest Wind Energy, LLC (MWE) is pleased to announce two key staff promotions from within the organization. Timothy W. Polz, a Senior Project Developer for the past three years has been promoted to Vice President and General Counsel. In his new role, Tim will oversee all aspects of company operations with a focus on business, finance, administration and legal matters.

Affinity Healthcare LLC Adds Neurology Specialty

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare LLC, a multi-specialty medical group practice with northwest Chicago suburban offices located in Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove announces the addition of a Neurology specialist to its cadre of 34 physicians. Dr. Daniel B. Cacioppo, MD will treat patients by appointment at the Affinity Healthcare LLC office located at 1450 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.

KnowledgeAdvisors Releases Metrics that Matter v12.0 Focusing on Usability, Engagement and Effectiveness

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released V12.0 of its proprietary analytics software, Metrics that Matter(R) Metrics that Matter(R) is an on-demand, SaaS (Software as a Service) Human Capital Analytics system that allows you to cost-effectively measure and increase the impact of your human capital processes from recruiting to leadership development.

Multimodal Hazmat Shippers Learn the Latest DHS/DOT Regulations at Lion Technology Workshop

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) have stepped up enforcement to reduce undeclared and illegal hazmat shipments via airline, truck, rail, and ship. To help the regulated community understand the rules for multimodal hazmat shipping, Lion Technology, the nation’s leader in regulatory compliance training, is presenting a how-to training series on the DOT, IATA, and IMDG regulations.

KnowledgeAdvisors Named Finalist by U.S. Chamber of Commerce for 2010 Blue Ribbon DREAM BIG Small Business Award

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has been named a finalist for the 2010 Blue Ribbon DREAM BIG Small Business Award as named by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Lion Technology Helps Environmental Health and Safety Professionals Avoid Costly Compliance Fines and Penalties

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Annual training is mandatory for employees who generate, manage, or dispose of a RCRA hazardous waste. Training must be job-specific and cover waste management procedures such as waste classification, proper container and tank storage, manifesting, emergency response, and disposal. Failure to comply with the RCRA hazardous waste rules can result in penalties up to $37,500 per day/per violation. Effective training is the best line of defense to assure regulatory compliance.

Frigid Fluid Co. Launches First Bottle Recycling Program for Funeral Industry

NORTHLAKE, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frigid Fluid Co., a leading manufacturer of mortuary products, announced this week that it is launching a customer recycling program. In an industry that generates an estimated 2.8 million bottles annually that’s a lot of bottles that may ultimately end up in landfills. In the past few years, the green movement has certainly touched the death care industry and there is an ever-increasing public sentiment that greener methods should be available and introduced.

KnowledgeAdvisors System Interoperability adds SkillSoft’s SkillPort Integration and Updates GeoLearning GeoMaestro

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has added SkillSoft’s (NASDAQ: SKIL) SkillPort(TM) Learning Management System to their very successful system interoperability program. In addition, support of GeoLearning’s GeoMaestro 5 Series LMS Suite has been added. The program allows companies with investments in learning management systems, such as SkillSoft’s SkillPort, GeoLearning’s GeoMaestro(TM) and others.

Designer Allie Yoko Launches Athletic Apparel Company – White Iguana Apparel

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Designer Allie Yoko has combined her Black Orchid Fashion line into a new athletic apparel company known as White Iguana Apparel (wiapparel). Allie has created this apparel with 94 percent viscose from organic microfiber bamboo fabric that was woven in the USA and produced by garment manufacturers in the USA.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Launches New Website: Reaching Voters in New and Exciting Ways

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., the incumbent candidate for Illinois 2nd Congressional district, has launched his new Website. The site focuses on new Web strategies to increase the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts for the campaign. The new Website encourages supporters to share their ideas with the Congressman, participate in polls and attend fundraising events.

KnowledgeAdvisors Research Provides Revealing Glimpse into Employee Competency Strengths and Weaknesses

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released a new benchmark research report analyzing employee competency rating patterns. The research utilized KnowledgeAdvisors Metrics that Matter analytics tool and its Talent and Performance Measurement Multi-Rater capability to easily create the rater network, distribute the competency instruments, and report the data.

KnowledgeAdvisors Announces 8th Annual Symposium: Optimizing the Performance of People

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced the 8th Annual Symposium with the theme Optimizing the Performance of People. The Symposium will be the premier event in 2010 bringing together organizations striving to develop world-class workforces through effective measurement and industry leaders in learning and talent measurement.

TZ Locking Technology Featured on the Dell Adamo XPS

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Telezygology Inc. (TZ) today announces that TZ Intevia(R) technology is featured in the Dell Adamo XPS ultra-thin premium laptop product to electronically secure the lid and, with the swipe of a finger, allow user access. Designed and engineered with assistance from TZ’s product development subsidiary, Product Development Technologies (PDT), the Adamo now claims the ‘world’s thinnest notebook’ crown.

KnowledgeAdvisors Releases Performance Optimization Framework Using Six Sigma to Measure Human Capital Effectiveness

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released a methodology and toolset to measure human capital effectiveness known as the Performance Optimization Framework. The Performance Optimization Framework is grounded in Six Sigma and is designed to help organizations improve the effectiveness of their talent development process.

KnowledgeAdvisors Announces Metrics that Matter V11.2 with Powerful New Learning and Talent Analytics Impact Capabilities

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released V11.2 of its proprietary analytics software, Metrics that Matter(R). Metrics that Matter is an on-demand, SaaS (Software as a Service) Human Capital Analytics system that allows you to cost-effectively measure and increase the impact of your human capital processes from recruiting to leadership development.

University Learning Center Created by Rinella and Rinella Senior Partner Wins Prestigious National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) Award

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Renowned family law firm Rinella and Rinella Ltd. today announced that the learning center founded by its Senior Partner Bernard (Bernie) Rinella has been awarded the 2009 NCLCA/Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award. The Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center was established at Miami University – Oxford in 2000.

KnowledgeAdvisors Releases Thought Leading Research on Emerging Informal Learning Measurement Insights and Trends

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released new, constructive, research that provides thought leadership on innovative ways organizations in today’s economy will implement and measure informal learning to increase speed to competency and optimize learning resources.

Affinity Healthcare LLC Announces New Physicians

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare LLC, a multi-specialty medical group practice with northwest Chicago suburban offices located in Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove, IL, is pleased to announce the addition of four physicians to the practice: Michael J. Hersh, MD, Gastroenterology; Maria L. Savitt, MD, Internal Medicine; Mark J. Stefaniuk, MD, Family Practice; and Heidi Wehlus, MD, Internal Medicine.

NW Chicago Suburban Affinity Healthcare LLC Opens New Medical Office Building

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare LLC, a multi-specialty medical group practice, with northwest Chicago suburban offices located in Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove, IL, began seeing patients today at its newly constructed 64,860 square foot medical office building, situated on 6.3 acres at 1450 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove, IL., within The Corporate Grove business park.

Consumer Guide Parent Denied New Trial, Ordered to Pay $5.6 Million

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On May 28th, 2009, Judge Joan B. Gottschall of the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division declined to order a new trial or to reverse a $5.6 million jury verdict against Publications International of Lincolnwood, Ill. (PIL), the parent company of Consumer Guide, on a breach of contract claim brought by The Smart Marketing Group of Los Angeles, Calif. (SMG).

Curvy Pillow Company Presents New YouTube Video Demonstrating the Incredible Transformation of Rectangular Bed Pillows Into Curvy Functional Shapes

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Have you ever been poked in the eye by the pointy corner of your rectangular bed pillow?’ Pillow Designer and Spokesperson for the Curvy Pillow Company, Pam Blumenthal, was recently quoted as saying ‘It’s ridiculous, but it’s no joke – people do get poked by pointy-cornered pillows. Why would we want to sleep with rectangles anyway? The only reason that we all sleep with rectangular bed pillows is that it’s the easiest shape for manufacturing.’

Brewer Petitions White House for ‘Beer Nutrition Czar’ Position

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publisher Bob Skilnik, president of Gambrinus Media, announced his candidacy today for the role of United States ‘Beer Nutrition Czar.’ President Obama might soon be looking for another Czar who can help clarify the innumerable misconceptions about beer’s historic role as a beverage of moderation, hopes Skilnik (although he has little faith that the President won’t be able to resist saying ‘more taxes’ and ‘beer’ in the same sentence).

Professional Academic Society Increases Opportunities and Resources for Part-Time College Educators

CHICAGO, Ill., May 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SoCAFE, The Society of Certified Adjunct Faculty Educators, has announced two major enhancements to its web-based certification program for adjunct instructors in higher education. These include expansion of membership eligibility and addition of a Director of Faculty Resources. Both are in response to a growing need for very high quality adjunct faculty in a shrinking educational marketplace.

Allegro Starts Fresh Conversations with Clients and Prospects

CHICAGO, Ill., April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Allegro Communications, Inc., a direct marketing firm and developer of FreshDM, recently announced the launch of its new dynamic, content-rich agency website. The new website focuses on maximizing the use of social media to create ongoing relationships and provide interesting, up-to-date content.

Diabetic Dating Site Builds Relationships and Gives Back to the Cause

CHICAGO, Ill., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Diabetes is a growing problem and more and more people are striving to cope. As a result, DiabeticSingles announces the launch of their new website which brings together people who have at least one shared known commonality. As of 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 236 million people had diabetes worldwide; 23.6 million or 7.8 percent were from the U.S. population.

MonetaSuite Debuts at ABA TECHSHOW 2009

CHICAGO, Ill., April 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bottom Line Time today announced the launch of MonetaSuite at the ABA TECHSHOW(R) 2009. MonetaSuite is the Company’s flagship software product family that intuitively and seamlessly track, tag and report the time high-value workers spend in email and other productivity applications. The applications work in the background, tracking tasks and allowing the user to work without interruption.

Affinity Healthcare LLC Adds Chiropractic and Acupuncture Services

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare LLC, a multi-specialty medical group practice with northwest Chicago suburban offices located in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Wheeling, announces the addition of Chiropractic and Acupuncture healthcare services. Dr. Jason Y. Hui, DC, FIAMA, NMD, will treat patients by appointment at the Affinity Healthcare LLC office.

Publications International, Ltd. Ordered to Pay Millions

CHICAGO, Ill., March 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On February 6th 2009, a federal jury in Chicago returned a verdict against Publications International Ltd. (PIL) of Lincolnwood, Ill., and awarded $5.6 million to The Smart Marketing Group, Inc. (SMG) in damages resulting from PIL’s breach of a 2003 contract.

National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) Annual Forum and Expo to Focus on Form 5500 Changes and Economic Impact on Retirement Industry

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) returns to Las Vegas to host its 2009 NIPA Annual Forum & Expo (2009NAFE) April 26-29 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The struggling economy and the 2009 Form 5500 changes will be among the more pressing issues discussed as more than 25 education sessions with leading industry experts are slated.

4Sale4Now.com Introduces First-of-its-Kind Method of Selling Real Estate

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reflecting the theme of the innovative web site, sellers set a starting price for their property, and the price gradually drops over time if it is not sold. Sellers also place a sign of their online listing in their front yard. The foreclosure crisis continues to escalate, and the real estate market remains sluggish like the economy. Believing that traditional sales methods are not working, Joe Elias has created an innovative way for sellers to market their homes via 4Sale4Now.com.

Certified Facility Manager Credential Aids Construction Project Management and Sustainability

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JF McCarthy MBA, with 37 years of construction management experience, recently earned the CFM (Certified Facility Manager) credential from the (IFMA) International Facility Management Association. This certification demonstrates a commitment and capability to optimize building cost and serviceability from construction to the end of its useful life. Of the over 60,000 worldwide IFMA members, there are only about 3,100 CFMs, and few of these are in the construction field.

Reference Book Reveals Nutritional Values of 2,000 Worldwide Beers

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gambrinus Media announced today that ‘Does My BUTT Look BIG In This BEER?: Nutritional Values of 2,000 Worldwide Beers’ (ISBN: 978-0982218204) is now available in book stores and Internet book sites. Tired of waiting for the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to implement new changes in alcohol nutrition labeling requirements, author Bob Skilnik has compiled an impressive array or beers, including popular imports, with their nutritional values.

Allegro Sponsors Chicago Salesforce.com User Group Meeting

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Allegro Communications, Inc., direct marketing creative agency and developer of FreshDM, sponsored the Chicago Salesforce.com User Group meeting in December. Allegro educated the group about mail on-demand and print fulfillment techniques. In addition, Allegro provided a live demonstration of FreshDM – a certified application on the Salesforce.com AppExchange.

Award-Winning Music Production and Sound Design Company Offering Free Custom Demos for Limited Time

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GameBeat Studios announced today that now through March 1, 2009 they will offer free, custom music demos to advertising and marketing agencies for their upcoming radio or television spots. The launch of this unprecedented promotional strategy comes just days before the debut of a new Toyota TV commercial featuring music composed and produced by GameBeat.

Verdessence Online Eco Store Provides One-Stop-Shop for Everything Sustainable

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sustainable, green, and eco-friendly have become part of everyday vocabulary. That’s why Verdessence, a new e-commerce site has assembled a web site that offers everything from the latest eco fashions to biodegradable plates; it’s sustainable and stylish shopping.

Midwest Wind Energy’s Projects Surpass $1 Billion Mark – Wind Developer Thrives Even During the Economic Downturn

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago-based Midwest Wind Energy, LLC (MWE), a leading developer of wind farms in the Central United States, announced today that it has completed development of its sixth wind power project, surpassing the $1 billion threshold in developed project assets. The six projects, which total 568 megawatts in nameplate capacity, are located in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Nebraska, and generate enough electricity to supply an estimated 160,000 average households.

New Design Service Gives Budget-Minded Homeowners Professional Room Makeovers

CHICAGO, Ill, Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Home makeovers should not be limited to people with long purse strings. And, thanks to Refind Interiors, LLC, it’s not. The company has launched a new design service – the room makeover service – which gives budget-minded homeowners and renters an affordable option for redecorating their current living spaces.

Arthur Goes Green in New Board Game – Arthur(TM) Saves the Planet

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cameron McCandless, U.S. Marketing Director of FRED Distribution, Inc. announced this week that the popular book and public television character, Arthur, embarks on a mission to ‘go green’ in a new award-winning children’s board game – Arthur(TM) Saves the Planet, One Step at a Time.

iExplore.com Surpasses 50 Million Visitors in All-Time Traffic

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore, the leading online resource for adventure and experiential travel, announced today that it surpassed the 50 million all-time visitor mark for the first time this month. iExplore.com launched in February 2000 with no traffic and has steadily grown to over 1.3 million visitors per month today.

Top Ten Solo Travel Destinations

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today their list of Top Ten Solo Travel Destinations as determined by their Adventure Travel Consultants. #1: Serengeti, Tanzania – A wide variety of tours and loads of other travelers, make this once in a lifetime sight one of the easiest for solo travelers.

Travel with Your Own Backrest and Body Pillow! The Curvy Pillow Co. Makes New Curvy Pillow Covers for Home and Away

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Travel with a backrest or body pillow? Yes you can… with our Patent-Pending Curvy Transformational Pillow Covers…any bed pillows can be turned into a body pillow or backrest. The Curvy Pillow Company, a long established (since 1988) innovative designer of nature-inspired pillow products, now offers a way to turn ordinary, rectangular bed pillows into curvy, more comfortable, fully functional shapes.

FreshDM – Fresher Than Ever: Popular Direct Mail On-Demand System Gets a Facelift Targeted to Financial Services Firms

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Allegro Communications, Inc., a direct marketing creative agency and developer of FreshDM, recently announced that FreshDM has a totally new look, tailored for financial services clients like CIT and Genworth Financial. The newly launched design can be viewed on the FreshDM site at freshdm.com.

Top Ten Culinary Destinations

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore announced today their list of Top Ten Culinary Destinations as determined by their Adventure Travel Consultants. #1 is New Orleans, Louisiana: Food in New Orleans is a way of life and a big part of the city’s charm. Any visit here will mean getting your mouth around dishes such as catfish, jambalaya, gumbo and more.

South Chicago-based Technology Company Changes Name to Meet the Demands of a Changing Marketplace

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KBS is the new name officially adopted by one of Chicagoland’s top technology firms, announced Anthony R. Kitchens, the company’s President and CEO. Formerly known as KBS Computer Services, Kitchens decided that shortening the name would lead to new opportunities, serve as a way to reflect the company’s higher-level service offerings and build a stronger brand.

Peoria Fertility Practice Welcomes New Physician

PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM(R)) have announced that Natalie Schultz, M.D. will assume the role of Medical Director of SIRM-Central Illinois, located in Peoria. Dr. Schultz brings to SIRM more than 20 years’ experience in assisted reproductive technologies. She has been involved with top IVF programs in Chicago, Boston and Indianapolis.

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Teams with Athletic-Minded Traveler(R) to Add Customized Run Routes to Its Stayfit@Hyatt Program

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Athletic-Minded Traveler(R) today announced that Hyatt Hotels & Resorts’ North American properties will provide jogging and fitness-walking guests with palm-size route cards designed by Athletic-Minded Traveler(R), a leading healthy-travel and lifestyle media firm. Hyatt is the first major hospitality company to partner with Athletic-Minded Traveler and will feature the maps as part of the StayFit@Hyatt program at participating Hyatt Regency and Grand Hyatt properties.

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.