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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.

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.

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.

Affinity Healthcare LLC Launches Travel Medicine Services

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., July 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare LLC, a medical group practice with northwest Chicago suburban offices located in Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, and Arlington Heights, announces new Travel Medicine services offered at the Arlington Heights office. This international travel consultation and inoculation service is open to established patients of Affinity Healthcare, as well as the general public.

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.

Affinity Healthcare LLC Receives Accreditation for CT and Ultrasound

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare LLC’s diagnostic imaging practice located at 1051 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL was recently awarded accreditation for Computed Tomography (CT), as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Affinity Imaging has also been awarded accreditation by the ACR for Nuclear Medicine and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Affinity Healthcare, LLC Adds New Physicians

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., May 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare, LLC is pleased to announce the recent addition of two new physicians to its Internal Medicine clinical staff. Nancy V. Koch, MD. and Robert J. Kapicka, MD, FACP. Affinity Healthcare treats approximately 100,000 patients at offices located in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Wheeling, IL.

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.