Texas Business News - Page 14

Page 14 of Texas Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Belly Dance Workshop with Suhaila Salimpour

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Soraya’s School of Belly Dance will host a workshop taught by internationally acclaimed belly dancer Suhaila Salimpour on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10, 2010. Ms. Salimpour is a well-known performer, teacher and choreographer of belly dance.

Marketing Strategy Expert Dawn Westerberg to Present Workshop on Social Media for Nonprofits

AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dawn Westerberg, president of Dawn Westerberg Consulting LLC, will present two sessions on marketing strategy employing social media and online marketing for nonprofits at the Fourth Annual High Road to Success Conference to be held in St. Louis, MO, October 20-22 2010 for nonprofit professionals.

Whiteflash.com Offers Red Hot Fall Promotion

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Online jewelry retailer Whiteflash Inc. offers customers a complimentary pair of platinum and diamond stud earrings with the purchase of award-winning ‘Jennifer’ platinum and diamond engagement ring from Designs by Vatche.

Assure Regulatory Compliance with Lion Technology’s Hazardous Waste Management Training

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Businesses that generate hazardous waste in Texas must assure their operations comply with both the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and the additional mandates imposed by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Annual training is required by law.

The Dating World Gets a Companion

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ever wonder why people pay a dating coach hundreds or even thousands of dollars? Otter Creek Motion Pictures announces the release of a new DVD – ‘Secrets of Successful Dating.’ This new DVD is designed to give the advantage of a dating coach and provides positive reinforcement in the privacy of the client’s living room.

Dawn Westerberg Consulting LLC Selected as Authorized Area Coach for Duct Tape Marketing Small Business Marketing System

AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dawn Westerberg, president of Dawn Westerberg Consulting LLC in Austin, TX, is one of a growing group of entrepreneurs nationwide selected to participate in the Duct Tape Marketing Authorized Coach program.

Introduction to New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules at Environmental Regulations Workshop

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For those managers and supervisors who need an in-depth overview of today’s environmental regulations, Lion Technology Inc., the nation’s leading regulatory compliance training firm, will soon be presenting its Complete Environmental Regulations workshop in the area. Key topics include air quality, water quality, chemical controls, and waste management.

Bank Repossessions Hit Record High

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foreclosure-Support, a market-leading source of foreclosed home listings and foreclosure market analysis, reported today that bank repossessions during the second quarter of 2010 topped out at 269,962 properties, the highest ever quarterly total since the foreclosure crisis began. The figure was up 5 percent from the previous quarter, and 38 percent from the second quarter of 2009.

Inmate Has Inside Scoop

AMARILLO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas prison inmate, Eric Remerowski, is receiving much attention lately for his blog, ‘Saints Inside,’ where he discusses his life behind the walls and razor wire. His goal is to raise awareness about the many people with excessive sentences who have changed for the better and deserve a second chance at life.

Expert Diamond Cutter, Brian Gavin, Speaks on Hearts and Arrows Diamond Grading System at American Society of Appraisers International Conference

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brian Gavin, fifth generation diamond cutter and creator of his internationally renowned Signature Hearts and Arrows ‘super ideal’ diamond brand, was a featured speaker at the ASA International Conference Gems and Jewelry Program in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 26-28, at the J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa. Gavin detailed the development of his Hearts and Arrows Grading System and the strict parameters he enforces to ensure true, symmetrical hearts and arrows patterning.

Sandlin Custom Homes Breaks Ground on New Homesites in the Dallas-Fort Worth Market

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Signs of a recovering market are becoming more evident. The number of homes and developed lots continues to decrease steadily. One of Dallas-Fort Worth’s major homebuilders is doing what seemed impossible 18 month ago – rolling out an entire new phase in one of their most popular north Texas communities.

Multimodal Workshop by Lion Technology Teaches Hazmat Shippers The Latest Regulations

DALLAS, Texas (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. Undeclared shipments of hazardous materials are predominately aerosols and flammable liquids (e.g., paint and paint-related materials), as well as batteries, fireworks, dry ice, perfume products, and cigarette lighters.

Union Ironworkers Raise the Bar with Continuous Training, Competitions, and New OSHA Relationship

AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While U.S. industries struggle to rebuild, today’s union ironworkers are preparing to lead the next wave of new business construction. That’s because amidst the economic challenges of the past several years the Iron Workers International Union – teaming with the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) and the Ironworkers National Training Fund – has invested heavily in worksite-ready training programs for union ironworkers.

Whiteflash.com Searches for a Diamond in the Rough with New Design Competition

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Not only known for their prestigious selection of ‘A Cut Above’ (ACA) branded diamonds, Whiteflash.com, one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly online marketplace for fine diamonds and diamond jewelry, also has a robust custom design option. To celebrate Whiteflash’s 10th Anniversary and showcase their meticulous custom design work, they have partnered with online bridal portal RecycledBride to create the Design and Win Your Wedding Bands Contest.

Meet Annual Hazardous Waste Training Mandates at Two Day Workshop

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion Technology Inc., a nationally recognized regulatory compliance training firm, will present its two-day Hazardous/Toxic Waste Management workshop series during the month of July and August. The course is designed for compliance professionals who must be trained annually under the RCRA hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in Little Rock, AR on August 9-10; Tulsa, OK on August 12-13; Houston, TX on August 18-19; and Dallas, TX on August 23-24, 2010.

Pat Summerall’s Sports Angels and Southern Bleacher Make a Difference

BEDFORD, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What do Pat Summerall, Mike Kiselak, Raghib ‘Rocket’ Ismail, Nancy Lieberman, Texas Legend’s (Dallas Maverick’s D-League) and Southern Bleacher have in common? They all came out to Bedford, Texas to help bring a run-down basketball court and field to life again for the community of the small Texas town. An overwhelming success and stunning turnaround, every one of Pat Summerall’s SPORTS ANGELS had great time helping to make a difference.

‘Thriller’ Creative Nets Silver Davey Award for Austin’s MDS Advertising, and Won More Healthcare-Industry Client Business

AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In tough economic times, advertising dollars are held more tightly than gold. So it’s newsworthy when a company not only invests, but takes risks, to promote its business. Now MDS Advertising, an Austin ad agency, is winning the confidence of ROI-conscious companies with breakthrough creative that’s returning more than its weight in results-it already earned an industry award.

Premier Clothiers Opens New Office Providing Custom Suits and Shirts in Dallas/Fort Worth and Surrounding Cities

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Premier Clothiers is announcing the opening of its new Dallas/Fort Worth location, specializing in custom suits and shirts for both men and women. Featuring designers such as Ermengildo Zenga, Lora Piana, and Dormeuil, they offer a wide variety of prices and styles. Offering to-your-door service, Premier Clothiers takes custom fittings to the next level.

Roemtech, LLC Introduces HummBuster Technology in their New PMA-245H Amplifier for Classroom Audio Systems

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Roemtech, LLC announces its new PlenumAmp PMA-245H for release in July 2010. Designed and approved for above ceiling use, this plenum rated amplifier/mixer uses Roemtech’s exclusive HummBuster technology to remove random noise that can enter classroom audio systems. The PMA-245H is intended for commercial and educational environments providing clear, crisp audio in a compact design.

Biometric Signature ID Recommends Software Only Biometric Solution to Comply with New DEA Rule Mandating Multi-Factor Authentication for Electronic Prescribing

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Biometric Signature ID (BSI) announces that it submitted formal comments to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in response to the agency’s request for comments on the Interim Final Rule enabling electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) of controlled substances. BSI introduced its BioSig-ID(TM) software biometric as a logical solution for the DEA’s identity authentication requirements.

Local Chef lobbies the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

PLANO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — June 10 will be a day of activities on Capitol Hill organized by the Food Action Research Center and other partner organizations such as Share Our Strength. The goal is to highlight the importance of fighting childhood hunger in America. Chef Ash Sengson of Please Enjoy Personal Chef and Catering Services from Plano, TX will lobby members of Congress to discuss the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill.

‘My Blankee,’ a Favorite Baby Blanket of Hollywood Stars, is Now Available at BrianGavinDiamonds.com

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brian Gavin announced this week, that through a special arrangement, he will offer ‘My Blankee,’ the popular baby blanket of the stars, on his Web site. The Brian Gavin Signature orange-colored My Blankee will be given as a special complimentary gift to all customers who make a new mother’s gift, or push present purchase of $1,000 or more from Brian Gavin Diamonds.

Motivational Writings in One Black Woman’s Opinion Inspire and Entertain

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What started out as therapy, ended up as a compilation of motivational writings in ‘One Black Woman’s Opinion’ (ISBN: 978-0578-0412-09), by Valerie Stallworth Stephens. Written for all age groups, as well as men and women, the new book is designed to promote the power of positive thinking. Its mission is to motivate and to nurture the spirit.

DMD Exhibits DataTrac End-to-End Mortgage Lending Automation at Texas MBA 94th Annual Conference

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Del Mar DataTrac, Inc. (DMD), the leading provider of affordable end-to-end mortgage lending automation solutions, and an industry pioneer in business intelligence, document imaging and management, and loan process workflow tools, is an exhibitor at the May 16-18 Texas MBA’s 94th Annual Conference in San Antonio (Booth 26). DMD experts will demonstrate and discuss specific loan production improvements for mortgage bankers seeking growth in a slow market.

Momentum Wins BBB Award for Third Consecutive Year

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Momentum Transport – Momentum Freight, the nation’s premier auto and freight transport provider, has once again garnered the Better Business Bureau’s coveted Winner of Distinction award. This marks the third straight year (2008, 2009, and 2010) that Momentum has received this honor. The Winner of Distinction award recognizes companies who demonstrate a consistent commitment to ethics, overall excellence, and quality in the workplace.

DataTrac Tools Help North Collin County, Texas Habitat for Humanity Compete for Funds, Advance Affordable Home Ownership

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Del Mar DataTrac(R), Inc. (DMD), the leading provider of affordable end-to-end mortgage lending automation solutions, and an industry pioneer in business intelligence, document imaging and management, and loan process workflow tools, collaborated with the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity chapter in McKinney, TX, by providing its DataTrac Originator point of sale (POS) system which includes powerful tools to support the organization’s affordable home ownership initiatives.

CONIX Systems President Urges Banks to Address Acceleration of Exception Payment Processing, Identification of Duplicate Payments

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frank Stokes, president of technology, CONIX Systems, Inc., a leading international provider of payment processing solutions to the financial services industry and a pioneer in the creation of post-Check 21 exception management tools, asserts that the acceleration of check clearing due to the widespread adoption of remote deposit capture (RDC), image exchange, and ACH conversion has exposed banks to a new level of payments fraud and risk. Stokes will be on hand at TAWPI Fusion 2010 May 9-13 (booth #622).

2010 Mothers Day Diamond Giveaway

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Selecting a Mother’s Day gift can be a very tough job as it is not always easy to find a gift that is special and unique, and really conveys the depth of your appreciation for that special Mother in your life. But why buy something when you can win it from Whiteflash.com and Stylit.TV for free? Win big for the very special mama in your life.

Watch Out Mother Nature! Whiteflash.com Debuts Their New ‘Lotus’ Design

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spring has officially sprung! Paying homage to the season of rebirth, a collaborative effort, exclusively for Whiteflash.com by craftsman Leon Mege, has sprung the refreshingly new ‘Lotus’ ring design. This intricately faceted design perfectly reflects Whiteflash’s obsessive focus on craftsmanship and detail galore.

Mueller Offers a Metal Building to a Deserving Texas Non-Profit Organization

BALLINGER, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mueller, Inc., a leading manufacturer of steel buildings and residential metal roofing, wants to extend a helping hand again this year to a Texas non-profit in need of a new facility. The campaign is called ‘Helping Hands.’ One organization will be selected to receive a new Mueller steel building up to 4,000 square feet through applications received by June 1, 2010.

Diamond Expert Brian Gavin Launches Engaging State-of-the-Art Web Site and a More Personalized Diamond Buying Experience

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brian Gavin, fifth generation diamond cutter and creator of his internationally renowned Signature Hearts and Arrows diamond brand, has launched a new state-of-the-art and visually exciting Web site that offers diamond buyers the perfect balance between a highly personalized shopping experience and an extensive selection of quality original and custom jewelry designs.

Pacific West Management, Inc. Joins U.S. Residential Group, Inc. to Serve Multi-Family Industry Nationwide

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pacific West Management, Inc. is pleased to announce its affiliation with U.S. Residential Group, Inc., a Dallas-based company established to provide multi-family real estate services on a nationwide scale. U.S. Residential Group is a full-service, fee-based management company for conventional and affordable multi-housing communities.

U.S. Residential Group, Inc. Formed to Serve Multi-Family Industry Nationwide

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Residential Group, Inc., a company based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has been formed to provide management and real estate services to the multi-family housing industry nationwide. USRG is a full-service, fee-based management company for conventional and affordable multi-housing communities.

Muscle Mechanics Promotes Positive Health in Negative Economic Environment

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The current state of the economy continues to be on the minds of many. And, while the primary focus is on the financial bottom line, an even more worrisome impact of a poor economy is poor health. Muscle Mechanics works to alleviate some contributing stressors. Today, people are faced with some of life’s toughest challenges.

Financial Foundation Group and Special Olympics Hoop it up at Tournament

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Financial Foundation Group (FFG) started their year with some familiar athletes as they volunteered in this year’s Special Olympics Basketball Competition. This is the third athletic competition FFG – San Antonio has been a part of within the last two quarters. Nearly 200 local athletes competed in this year’s basketball competition that was held February 19th and 20th at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center located on the Fort Sam Houston Army Base.

New Book Encourages the Starting of a New Beginning

FORT WORTH, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you have a friend or loved one who is ready for a new start, please consider the inspirational book ‘Getting Up & Starting Over’ (ISBN: 978-0-9842743-0-7, Trading Life Publishing) by Steven D. Smallwood. Sometimes it takes a third party to speak the same things we speak to our loved ones over and over. In this inspirational book about starting over, in his own conversational approach, Steven shares his thoughts on getting up wherever you may find yourself in life’s journey.

Biometric Signature ID Announces CEO Jeff Maynard to Speak on Student ID Verification Pilot Completed with University of Maryland University College

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Biometric Signature ID (BSI) announces that its CEO, Jeff Maynard, will be a featured speaker at the 2010 eLearning conference in Ft. Worth Texas. Mr. Maynard is scheduled to speak on Monday February 22, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. on ‘Biometric Signatures for Student ID Identity Authentication and Results of pilot with University of Maryland University College.’

Sharewell L.P. Continues to Successfully Deploy its Electro-Trac EM system in Unconventional Basins in the Continental United States

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharewell L.P. announced that it continues to successfully deploy its Electro-Trac EM system in major producing unconventional basins. The Company’s patented, proprietary EM-MWD system has now been successfully deployed in the Rocky Mountains, Barnett Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Haynesville Shale, and New Albany Shale. The Company’s next challenge will be a test in the Eagleford Shale which should occur in the next two weeks.

Hazmat Shippers Learn Latest DOT, IATA and IMDG Rules at Lion Technology Workshop

HOUSTON, Texas (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, says Lion Technology. Undeclared shipments of hazardous materials are predominately aerosols and flammable liquids, as well as batteries, fireworks, dry ice, perfume products, and cigarette lighters.

Financial Foundation Group helping the Marines gather Toys for Tots

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the year came to an end, Financial Foundation Group – San Antonio continued the giving through the holiday season. Through the months of November and December, FFG – San Antonio collected toys for the Marine’s Toys for Tots Program of San Antonio.