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Online Diamond Buying Perfected: WhiteFlash.com Grows Leaps and Bounds Over Competition

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Already known for carrying the largest in-stock inventory of the highest quality branded WhiteFlash ACA ideal and ‘superideal’ Hearts and Arrows diamonds on the internet, WhiteFlash (WhiteFlash.com) announces their acquisition of online diamond e-tailer GemDiamond.com. Along with this groundbreaking acquisition, the appointment of Bryan Boyne as their newest Vice President further increases the unquestionable strength and ever-evolving multiplicity behind the WhiteFlash.com brand.

CheapBooks Inc Gets Cash to College Students

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Textbook price comparison site CheapBooks.com has created a competitive bidding marketplace for repurchasing textbooks from students, extending its cash for textbook options. Students may receive bids from up to 20 retailers who will immediately buy their textbooks back, and even pay for shipping.

Momentum Transport Reports 3rd Quarter Earnings

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston-based transport provider Momentum Transport reports third quarter earning results for fiscal year 2008. Sales for Momentum’s vehicle transport division reported increased revenue for third quarter 2008, up 26-percent from third quarter 2007. Momentum attributes this increase to a surge in net-savvy consumers shopping for vehicles online at the websites of auto sellers and dealerships around the country.

Women with Curves Can Now Get Denim Jeans that Fit Just Right

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Toombas Jeans & Denim Wear announces this week their new line of no-gap-in-the-waist jeans and other denim clothing, sizes 0-24. Inspired by millions of curvaceous women who have gone unnoticed in the fashion world, the founders of Toombas Jeans & Denim set out to change women’s negative self images by simply stating, ‘Love Your Curves.’

Popping the Question on a Budget is Easier Than Ever with Online Jeweler Whiteflash

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Finding the right person to spend the rest of your life with is hard enough; asking her to marry you should be the easy part. But with a stalled economy making headlines every day, is it possible to find the perfect diamond ring if you’re on a budget? With online jeweler Whiteflash.com, the answer is yes.

In Time for the Holidays, The Chocolate Coin Store Introduces a New Standard for Chocolate Coins

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With over 1.5 million design combinations, the highest quality 100-percent Belgian chocolate and flat-rate 12-cent pricing, forget what you know about the old foiled chocolate coins from your childhood. The Chocolate Coin Store is out to change the opinion of those waxy, gritty Kennedy or Lady Liberty chocolate coins of the past.

Read Magazines and Help to End Regional Hunger this Holiday Season

TOMBALL, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wouldn’t it be great if reading your favorite magazine helped to end hunger? Well, now that’s possible. Magazines for Meals, a Texas-magazine vendor, announced today that it will donate 40 percent of all magazine order purchases to food banks that service their customers’ local area.

U.S. Manufacturer Stands Behind Quality of Belgian Chocolate Coins Amidst Chinese Melamine Scare

HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the recent news reports of melamine-tainted chocolate coins coming out of China, there has been some public question regarding the safety of chocolate coins sold in the United States. Images in Chocolate, LLC, a 15-year-old Houston, TX-based chocolate manufacturer marketing their chocolate coins online spoke about the recent scare.

New Survey Provides Insights from Users of Over 80 Restaurant Point of Sale Systems

HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com, a membership website for independent restaurant operators, has released, on their website, the results of a detailed survey of their members’ experiences with their current point of sale systems. Over 1,100 individual independent operators participated and provided detailed feedback on over 80 different POS systems.

2008 MTV Video Music Awards Gets Rocked by WhiteFlash

HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Strutting down the red carpet at this year’s MTV Video Music Award show on September 7th was a bevy of beautiful gems – on some beautiful gems. WhiteFlash.com, the premier online purveyor of fine diamond jewelry, took its place as one of the most sought after jewelry brands of the evening by claiming the hearts and hands of Hollywood’s most trendsetting young ladies.

Instant Expert: Upgrading Your Engagement Ring

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We know you’d be happy with a twist tie as long as you’re married to Mr. Right, but if your engagement ring isn’t the fairy-tale bauble you’ve always dreamed of, consider trading up. Trading in your rock has become more popular than ever-from stone swapping to adding more bling to your existing ring. ‘The trend with young adults is that they’ll get a $10,000 ring, and a few years later, they’ll want it to be larger,’ explains Debi Wexler of WhiteFlash.

WhiteFlash.com Reaches Big ‘O’ Status in July

HOUSTON, Texas, July 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hot on the pages of Oprah’s O Magazine July 2008 issue is a stunning diamond cuff bracelet by online jewelry sensation WhiteFlash.com. Wearing the bold piece in the July feature story ‘Hello, Sexy!’ was Judson O’Hair (page 196) a 41 year old technology sales executive who has admitted to loosing her sensual edge when it comes to style.

Momentum Transport Launches Affiliate Program

HOUSTON, Texas, June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Momentum Transport announces the implementation of the Momentum Transport Affiliate Program, an initiative designed to enable affiliates to earn commissions through client referrals. From auto dealers to moving and storage companies, Momentum’s goal is to establish relationships with business and individuals whose everyday operations deal with customers in need of vehicle transport.

Title Data Settles Dispute with the Texas Attorney General

HOUSTON, Texas, May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Title Data, Inc. of Houston, Texas today announced the amicable resolution of an inquiry into its business model by the office of the Texas Attorney General. In December of 2005 the Texas Attorney General began an examination of Title Data to determine whether its method of operation of automated land title evidence plants constituted anticompetitive conduct.

This Year’s Better Business Bureau Education Foundation Awards Welcomes a Newcomer into its Elite Ranks

HOUSTON, Texas, May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Momentum Transport – the nation’s premier auto and freight transport provider – walked away from this year’s event with the 2008 Winner of Distinction, the award presented in recognition of Momentum Transport’s superior commitment to ethics, overall excellence, and quality in the workplace.

Unprecedented Confidence in Online Purchasing – The Sky’s The Limit

HOUSTON, Texas, May 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A decade ago, only the most risk-tolerant consumers would consider making diamond engagement ring purchases through online channels, says Whiteflash. In those early days, the internet was hailed as a revolutionary way to buy small-ticket items, but most wouldn’t have dared to buy something as emotionally and financially significant as an engagement ring online.

Houston Breaks Out the Bubbly – Another Round for Tour de Champagne

HOUSTON, Texas, May 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Last year’s Tour de Champagne Houston was such a hit with local wine lovers that the event is back for round two! This spring, Tour de Champagne will once again bring together champagne from more than 20 prestigious champagne houses like Perrier Jouet, G.H. Mumm and Piper Heidsieck; cuisine from some of the city’s most talented chefs and entertainment such as chef demonstrations and live music. It all takes place at the Hotel Derek on May 30.

Financial Softworks, LLC Announces DashBook 1.0: New Small Publishing Tool Released to Industry

HOUSTON, Texas, April 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Financial Softworks, LLC announced the release of DashBook 1.0, Microsoft(R) Windows based software, expressly designed for small and medium sized publishers. According to founder Gregory Carrier, ‘DashBook is focused on the idiosyncrasies of selling books.’

Alpha Red selects BandCon to Provide Backbone, Peering Services

COSTA MESA, Calif. – Feb. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BandCon today announced that it has been selected by Alpha Red, Inc., a dedicated server hosting provider and Internet service provider headquartered in Houston, Texas, to facilitate the company’s peering initiative. Under the terms of the multiple-year agreement, BandCon has installed and will maintain the connectivity of Alpha Red’s private national backbone that connects all the major metropolitan areas of the United States.

Free Overnight Shipping, Diamond Trade-Up and 10-Percent Setting Discount at Whiteflash

HOUSTON, Texas – Nov. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash.com, hailed by Kiplinger’s magazine as ‘Lord of the Online Rings,’ is offering free shipping, a no-hassle refund period and an unmatched lifetime trade-up on diamonds to holiday shoppers, in addition to a rare 10-percent off any setting with the purchase of a diamond: ‘More and more people are buying online,’ says Debi Wexler, CEO of Whiteflash.

Spirit Drilling and Completion Fluids Expands to Rockies, Renames Dynamic Drilling Fluids Operations

HOUSTON, Texas and DENVER, Colo. – Sept. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spirit Drilling and Completion Fluids announced today that Dynamic Drilling Fluids of Denver, Co. will combine with the company, expanding Spirit’s operations into the Rocky Mountain region. The company will be renamed Spirit Drilling and Completion Fluids, LTD and will be a key component in Spirit’s expansion.

Whiteflash on Cover of Bridal Guide

HOUSTON, Texas – Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wearing an ‘A Cut Above’ hearts and arrows diamond valued at over $100,000, this month’s Bridal Guide cover girl has every reason to smile. Her duchesse satin gown, embroidered with crystals and pearls is accompanied by sizzling marquise and brilliant-cut diamond earrings, a delicate three-stone diamond pendant and a sparkling bracelet with flower-shaped diamond clusters. The center stone is a blinding 5-carat round hearts and arrows masterpiece set in a platinum ‘champaigne pave’ setting which bubbles with diamonds.

Win Diamond Earrings with ‘The Waitress’ from FOX-Searchlight and Whiteflash.com

HOUSTON, Texas – May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When ‘The Waitress’ opens in theaters on May 2 the first 22,000 audience members will receive an exclusive coupon from online boutique Whiteflash.com. Movie-goers using that coupon are automatically eligible to win a pair of beautiful diamond stud earrings, valued at $1000. The grand prize winner will be randomly selected from eligible registrants on June 1.

Win a Diamond Ring from Whiteflash and FOX

HOUSTON, Texas – Mar. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Some lucky author will win a dazzling 1 carat ‘A Cut Above’ princess diamond engagement ring from online boutique Whiteflash.com in an ongoing promotion celebrating the new FOX series The Wedding Bells. ‘The Perfect Proposal Sweepstakes’ is accepting romantic proposal ideas of 500 words or less through April 17. The author of the most original, romantic and fun submission will receive this beautiful prize, valued at $5000.

Winners ‘Dig for Diamonds’ in Cakes in a FOX/Whiteflash Promotion

HOUSTON, Texas – Mar. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A lucky winner screamed with delight as she uncovered a dazzling three-carat ‘A Cut Above’ Princess cut diamond (The most visually balanced(TM) diamond in the world) set in a platinum Champaigne setting. 33 other winners dug through wedding cakes to find one-carat ‘Expert Selection’ diamond rings from online boutique Whiteflash.com.

Images in Chocolate Ups the Ante with Custom Chocolate Poker Chips

HOUSTON, Texas – Feb. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Specialty chocolatier, Images in Chocolate, today announced the first custom imprinted chocolate poker chip available in the U.S. marketplace. For the first time, casinos, hotels, and Las Vegas trade show exhibitors among others, can increase their corporate brand awareness using these 1-1/2-inch diameter, 100-percent Belgian chocolate promotional items.