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Conference Features an ‘Unhappy’ Hour – Lagging Pay and Educational Opportunities Are Key Issues for Women in the Marketplace

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The ‘New Beginnings’ conference, hosted by the Minnesota Business Women, will be held on April 30, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza North in Brooklyn Center, MN. This conference will offer opportunities to learn, to network, to market products and businesses. The evening will feature an Unhappy Hour sponsored by ‘Rich Chicks: Financial Freedom for Women’ at which attendees will learn to embrace prosperity.

FlexShift: An Innovative Web-Based Employee Scheduling and Staffing Management Solution

STACY, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FlexShift Software, Inc., an innovator in Web-based staffing solutions, today announced the launch of FlexShift, a comprehensive solution to help companies strategically manage a wide array of staffing issues. And, companies do not need to purchase any software or hardware. It’s a secured staffing solution that’s accessible via the Web. Additionally, there are no accompanying contracts or IT expenses. All that’s needed is a computer, a browser and Internet connection.

Ely Winter Festival Held February 4-14, 2010 in Ely, Minnesota

ELY, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preparations are underway for the 16th annual Ely Winter Festival slated for February 4-14, 2010, in the northern Minnesota tourist city known for its local beauty and wilderness. The volunteer Board has announced a schedule of events with something for all ages and interests, ranging from the annual Mukluk Ball, Sled Dog Rides, and historic Voyageur Encampment, to a crafts fair, food events, musical concerts and the Ely ArtWalk taking place over the Festival’s 10-day period.

Minnesota Town’s 20 Years of Entrepreneurship Inspires the World – Anniversary of the First Enterprise Facilitation Project in Lincoln County

LAKE BENTON, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sirolli Institute is proud to announce Lake Benton was the first American community to adopt the Sirolli Institute’s internationally acclaimed Enterprise Facilitation(R) concept which has captured the imagination of more than 40,000 small businesses worldwide. Through Enterprise Facilitation, civic leaders learn how to capture local intelligence.

CASH-First LTCi Aligns with the Progression of Care (and Cost) of LTC

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GoldenCare USA and American Independent Marketing explain their new portfolio of long-term care products from United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, a Mutual of Omaha company, as providing benefits that coincide with the progression of care and costs normally occurring in a long term care scenario.

CA$H-First LTCi Provides First-Day Cash Benefits at Affordable Rates

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GoldenCare USA and American Independent Marketing are pleased to bring you a new portfolio of long-term care products from United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, a Mutual of Omaha company, which features a ‘first day’ cash benefit at affordable rates. Cash benefit policies have long provided maximum flexibility and peace of mind, but often were viewed as too expensive.

Det-Tronics Releases Versatile Toxic Gas Detector Family

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) today announced the release of the GT3000 toxic gas detector family – a group of electrochemical fixed-point detectors that provide non-intrusive calibration, communication via 4-20mA and HART protocol, the ability to swap sensors without de-classifying hazardous areas, and third-party performance certifications. Det-Tronics is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

MMDI Announces Agreement with Novation to Supply the Rebound HRD

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that it has been awarded an agreement under Novation’s ‘New Medical Technology’ program to supply its Rebound HRD and Rebound HRD V (hernia repair devices) to their alliance members, which includes: acute hospitals and systems, academic medical centers and ambulatory care facilities. The Rebound HRD® and HRD V are intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists.

MMDI’s Rebound HRD V Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to its new Rebound HRD V (Hernia Repair Device). The Rebound HRD V is intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists and where the support of a nonabsorbable material is preferred.

Over 250 Twin Cities Residents Will Participate in Innovative Academic Event Focused on Responsible Global Citizenship

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, April 25, 2009, over 250 middle and high school students, volunteer judges, educational leaders and community guests from around the Twin Cities will convene at Macalester College in St. Paul to participate in Minnesota’s First Annual World Affairs Challenge(TM), hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with Macalester College’s Institute for Global Citizenship.

E85 Ethanol Comes to Main Street – 1,457 Cities selling E85

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — E85Prices.com is reporting that the United States now has 1,986 stations selling E85 ethanol fuel across 1,427 cities. In 2005 there were less than 500 stations across 400 cities selling E85. E85 ethanol is no longer a Midwest only fuel. E85 has spread to both coasts.

Parallel Technologies Recognized by Cisco as a Video Surveillance Authorized Technology Provider in USA

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Parallel Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has achieved Video Surveillance Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco(R). This designation recognizes Parallel Technologies as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to design, resell, install and maintain a full range of video surveillance and access-control solutions.

USPTO Issues a Notice of Allowance for MMDI’s BetaWire(TM) Guidewire Patent

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for the company’s BetaWire(TM) guidewire technology. The BetaWire(TM) is a super-torque interventional guidewire manufactured from a Beta Titanium alloy. Guidewires are thin, flexible wires that are used to facilitate the placement of balloon catheters and other diagnostic and therapeutic devices.

MMDI’s Rebound HRD(R) Receives Separate Reimbursement Procedure Coding for Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have agreed to create seven new ICD-9-CM reimbursement procedure codes for its new Rebound HRD (Hernia Repair Device). The new coding will become effective October 1, 2008. The Rebound HRD was recently FDA 510(k) cleared and is intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects.

What about A-Rod’s, Christie’s and Britney’s Kids? asks Child Divorce Advocate, Gwendy Mangiamele

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Caring Creations launches national campaign to donate a B.B. Book, ‘You and Me Make Three’ (ISBN: 978-0-9798088-0-7), and Bear in every school in America. A-Rod, Christie Brinkley and Britney Spears’ kids aren’t the only ones whose lives have been uprooted due to their parents’ divorce. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, every year over one million children will suffer the effects of their parents’ divorce or separation.

Boating Industry Magazine Announces 2008 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the boating market facing some of the most difficult economic conditions in recent history, it is of vital importance that boating consumers are directed toward the most stable and professional dealers to buy and service their boats. Thanks to Boating Industry magazine and its soon-to-be-published list of the 2008 Top 100 Dealers, consumers will have access to the best of the best dealers at their fingertips in short order.

Det-Tronics Releases the MSHA-approved IR Methane Gas Detector

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) announced today the release of a new Mining IR (MIR) fixed methane gas detector approved by the U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) to their standards. Intended for installation in underground mines, the MIR combustible gas detector infrared light beam to accurately measure methane gas concentration. Det-Tronics is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

14th Annual Ely Winter Festival Feb 1-10 Features Snow Sculptures, Entertainment for the Whole Family

ELY, Minn. – Jan. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preparations are underway for the ten-day Ely Winter Festival being held February 1-10, 2008 in Ely, Minnesota. The cornerstone of the festival is the International Snow Sculpting Symposium in Whiteside Park with 20 ‘amateur’ blocks and 20 large ‘expert’ blocks each carved by a three-person team.

Boating Industry Magazine Updates 2007 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Jan. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Under the gray skies of today’s troubled economy, it’s critical now more than ever that boating consumers find reliable, reputable dealers with the staying power to guide them through a lifetime of boating journeys. These consumers now have a trusted source they can turn to, thanks to Boating Industry magazine’s third annual Top 100 Dealers.

Vacation Research and Planning Enhanced with Video

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This was a bond that was just meant to happen. ResortsandLodges.com, a niche portal Web site that provides advertising for the hospitality and travel industry, recently completed a successful pilot program that brings high-quality, full-motion video to Internet users exploring their options in travel. The Web site is now the first and only one in its niche.

SIL-2 Safety Certified Fire and Gas Detection System

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) today announced the release of a fire and gas detection system certified for applications to Safety Integrity Level 2 (SIL-2) by the globally-recognized certification agencies exida and TuV Nord.

Boating Industry Magazine Announces 2007 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – May 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With gas prices hovering above $3 a gallon and expected to creep higher throughout the summer, it is critical now more than ever that boating consumers find reputable dealers to buy from and service their boats. Thanks to Boating Industry magazine and its soon-to-be-published list of the 2007 Top 100 Dealers, consumers will soon have the definitive list of the best-of-the-best dealers at their fingertips.

Detector Electronics Debuts xWatch(TM) for Fire Detection and Visual Assessment

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Nov. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Detector Electronics announced today the debut of xWatch(TM), a video surveillance system that provides high-resolution monitoring from within Det-Tronics(R) X-Series flame detectors. xWatch also can operate as a stand-alone device to monitor hazardous areas typical to petroleum and chemical manufacturing. Detector Electronics, a manufacturer of flame and gas detectors and systems, is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Boating Industry Magazine Updates 2006 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buying and servicing a boat has become a much easier task for consumers around the country, thanks to Boating Industry magazine’s second annual Top 100 Dealers, a ranking of an incredibly powerful group of marine dealers that generated more than $2.88 billion in retail sales, or nearly 8 percent of the entire $37 billion marine market.

High-End Hosting Service Company Offers Low-End Prices

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the host for several hundred dedicated servers for customers from all over the world, Datarealm Internet Services, Inc. is proud to offer new and existing customers quality services at budget prices.

Boating Industry Magazine Announces 2006 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Apr. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buying and servicing a boat is about to become a much easier task for consumers around the country when Boating Industry magazine announces its 2006 Top 100 Dealers, a ranking of those marine dealers that are unsurpassed in overall business operations, customer service, marketing and professionalism, later this fall.

Boating Industry Magazine Announces 2005 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buying and servicing a boat is about to become a much easier task for consumers around the country thanks to Boating Industry magazine’s inaugural Top 100 Dealers, a ranking of those marine dealers that are unsurpassed in overall business operations, customer service, marketing and professionalism.

Boating Industry Magazine Announces 2005 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – May 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buying and servicing a boat is about to become a much easier task for consumers around the country when Boating Industry magazine announces its inaugural Top 100 Dealers, a ranking of those marine dealers that are unsurpassed in overall business operations, customer service, marketing and professionalism, later this fall.