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Page 4 of Washington State Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Global Green Light Day is March 21

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global Green Light Day (GGLD) is a powerful new global movement. Initiated by Marilyn Schoeman, creator of Green Light®, it occurs on the first day of spring, March 21. On this day, step out with your Greenest spirit and enjoy Global Green Light Day. The Green Light® Goal is: Create the greatest good, in the best way, for the most people, for the longest time.

Trans Marine Propulsion Systems Corrects Information Released to the Press on March 9

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CORRECTION: On March 9, Trans Marine Propulsion Systems (TMPS) issued a press release that included errors, corrected here. The release stated that TMPS had secured a sales and service agreement from Valley Power Systems for the Volvo Penta Industrial Diesel line, and that TMPS will be providing sales and service for the west coast of the United States, which includes Alaska and Hawaii, and to British Columbia, Canada.

Valley Power Systems Inc. Appoints Trans Marine Propulsion Systems as a Sales and Service Center for the Volvo Penta Industrial Diesel Line

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Seattle-based Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. (TMPS), known worldwide for their diesel service and engineering department, has secured a sales and service agreement from Valley Power Systems for the Volvo Penta Industrial Diesel line. TMPS will be providing sales and service for the west coast of the United States, which includes Alaska and Hawaii.

Six Long-Term Care Insurance Carriers Now Back ‘3 in 4 Need More’ Campaign

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the 3in4 Association, promoters of the ‘3 in 4 Need More’ campaign, announces the sponsorship of six insurance carriers: John Hancock, Mutual of Omaha, LifeSecure, MedAmerica, Prudential, and Transamerica. ‘They’re providing the support we need to start getting our message out,’ says Jonas Roeser, a member of the association’s three-member Executive Committee, which also includes Margie Barrie and Mark Goldberg.

Long-Term Care Advocate Dr. Marion Will Endorse ‘3 in 4 Need More’ Campaign at Atlanta Conference

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 2, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On March 8 in Atlanta, the ‘3 in 4 Need More’ campaign will get a boost from Dr. Marion Somers, the long-term care planning advocate who is a frequent guest on programs such as Good Morning America, Today Show, and NBC Nightly News.

Appearing on Fox and CNBC TV, Denise Gott, Long-Term Care Expert, Will Reveal Alarming ‘Awareness Gap’

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at least 70 percent of Americans over 65 will need long-term care services at some point. And Prudential Financial Inc. notes that 74 percent of consumers age 55 to 65 (about three in every four of us) polled for a recent survey said they are concerned about needing some kind of long term care.

48 Long-Term Care Insurance Agents Make ‘Partner’ in LTC Financial Partners; That Helps Explain Company’s Rapid Growth

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For three years in a row (2008, 2009, and 2010), LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) has been selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing companies. And among large national agencies specializing in LTC insurance sales, none is growing faster than LTCFP. What accounts for this?

Leading Long-Term Care Insurance Agency Makes Olympic Strides in Spite of Limp Economy

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of America’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies, is going for the gold. ‘Among agencies specializing in LTC, we’re already out in front,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO, ‘and we’re determined to widen our lead.’ To highlight this point, LTCFP engaged Olympic legend Bruce Jenner to speak at the company’s annual meeting, held this year in Austin, Texas, January 14-16.

Marketing Trend Alert: Long-Term Care Insurance Agents Use ‘Electronic Business Cards’ to Build Relationships

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) reveals one of its marketing secrets: ‘electronic business cards’ that supply an agent’s name, address, and phone number, just as old-fashioned business cards do, but with a difference. The electronic variety ‘can’t be misplaced, and they establish credibility by providing helpful, detailed information,’ says Jonas Roeser, LTCFP’s Senior Vice President of Marketing & Operations.

‘3 in 4’ Campaign Addresses Boomer Long-Term Care Insurance Mind Gap

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the 3in4 Association, when it comes to long-term care insurance (LTCi), there’s a big gap between what Baby Boomers (46 to 64 years old) believe and what they do. The association points to a recent survey by Mathew Greenwald & Associates showing that most Boomers highly value long-term care insurance, but that fewer than 10 in 100 have gotten around to buying it.

Seattle Bash Announces the 9th Annual INDULGENCE New Year’s Eve Bash

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Seattle Bash announces the 9th annual INDULGENCE New Year’s Eve Bash – the largest New Year’s Eve party in the Northwest, being held at the EMP (Experience Music Project) in downtown Seattle.

AllPortJobs.com Launches Job Board to Meet Transportation Industry Needs – Rail, Trucking, Pipeline, Space and More

TACOMA, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — All Port Jobs announced this week the launch of a new job board that covers the spectrum of transportation from aviation and aerospace to maritime, rail, trucking, passenger transit, construction, supply chain logistics and pipelines.

Insurance Leader Praises Obama for Promoting Enhanced Long-Term Care for Alzheimer’s Sufferers

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the Society of Actuaries, the leading cause of U.S. long-term care claims is Alzheimer’s. Who cares? Evidently President Obama does. ‘We praise the President for his words and the legislation behind them,’ says Jonas Roeser, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Operations for LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

‘True Cost’ Estimates Now Available for Buyers of Long Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) announces the availability of ‘true cost’ estimates for long term care insurance policies from multiple carriers. According to LTCFP, the actual out-of-pocket expense of any LTC policy is usually less than the stated premium. Why?

Long-Term Care Insurance Has Big Future in Spite of MetLife Exit, Leading LTCI Agency Says

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reports of the death of long-term care insurance are highly exaggerated, according to LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s largest and most experienced LTCI agencies. Last Thursday, when MetLife announced it would stop selling new LTCI coverage, ‘It wasn’t the end of the world,’ says Cameron Truesdell, LTCFP’s CEO.

TAX ALERT: Increased Federal Deductions Make Long-Term Care Insurance More Affordable for Many

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Americans planning to buy long-term care insurance in 2011 may deduct a larger portion of their premiums than ever, thanks to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Dr. Michael F. Uschold joins Semantic Arts as a Senior Ontology Consultant

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Dr. Michael F. Uschold of Seattle, Washington joined Semantic Arts as a Senior Ontology Consultant. Michael is an internationally recognized expert with over two decades experience in developing and transitioning semantic technology from academia to industry.

PreViser Corporation Launches myDentalScore.com

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PreViser Corporation, announced today the release of a Web based tool, myDentalScore, that allows individuals to calculate objective numeric scores for oral disease risk and severity. The tool is available for immediate use by dentists, companies and consumers.

Soon Many Employees Will Be Asking, ‘Hey, Boss, Which Long-Term Care Policy Should I Get?’

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new employee benefit is coming for millions of American employees: access to affordable long-term care insurance. So says Dan Cahn, an industry expert. LTCI provides funds for in-home or nursing-home care in case of longer-lasting illnesses or disabilities not covered by regular health insurance. Cahn is Senior Vice President of Business Development for LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP).

Seattle Wine Tasting Featuring Chris Figgins of Leonetti Cellar Will Help Feed Hungry School Children

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The seventh annual Le Vin a Son Apogee (Wine at its Best) wine tasting and auction will be hosted by Overlake Service League on Saturday, November 13, at Fremont Studios in Seattle. In its 6th year, this event offers tasters hundreds of international and northwest wines, rated over 90 points, poured by a team of leading sommeliers from the Puget Sound area.

The 9th Annual Ultimate Halloween Bash!

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This year Space City Mixer events are bringing you the ‘Ultimate Halloween Bash’ Halloween Party. It is the biggest Halloween Costume Party in Seattle! Tonight, you’re in control. Be anything you want to be. Tonight is the night to bring out your ultimate costume.

AutomotiveExpos.com Launched on October 4, 2010, and is Now Available to the Public

TACOMA, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donald Bayeur owns and operates the new website, AutomotiveExpos.com. It serves as an online auto expo site where people seeking automotive insights can go to find answers, and to learn about the many different classic cars of the past and present.

Long Term Care Insurance Leaders Join Forces to Launch ‘Nearly 3 in 4 Need More Campaign’

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the nonprofit 3in4 Association, established by thirteen long term care insurance leaders, announces the formation of an advisory board and executive committee for the ‘Nearly 3 in 4 Need More Campaign.’ The group seeks to educate the public with information to support Americans’ plans for their potential need for long term care.

Sign of Jobs Turnaround? One Company Seeks to Fill 300 New Positions

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stagnant economy? Jobs hard to come by? If you’re an employer, jobs too risky to create? One company – LTC Financial Partners LLC – isn’t buying in to the doom and gloom. They’re bucking the trend with bullish expansion plans. ‘We need 300 new people now, in all parts of the country,’ says Denise Gott, LTCFP’s Chairman of the Board.

LTC Financial Partners Teams with eWomenNetwork to Provide Free Long Term Care Information

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Women have special long term care needs — but not just because they often come down with longer-lasting illnesses and disabilities. When there’s no long term care insurance for a couple or family members, women typically end up as the default, unpaid caregivers. ‘Lack of LTC insurance not only hurts women when they themselves need care,’ says Denise Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC.

Never Forget to Take an Important Pill Again

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forgetting to take a pill can lead to not only short term, but also long-term health problems. Daily Pill Calls (DailyPillCalls.com) ensures that people avoid both. According to one study, about one third to one half of Americans do not take their medications as prescribed. This can be detrimental to people’s health and their pocketbooks.

Long Term Care and The CLASS Act: Upcoming Webcast for Human Resource Managers and Benefits Specialists

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On September 21, HR.com will host a webcast (online seminar) in conjunction with LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) to help companies help their employees plan for long term care following health reform. ‘Millions of Americans will soon be automatically opted in to the new public option for long term care, unless they pro-actively opt out,’ says Mario Sestito, an industry expert who will lead the webcast.

All of Us Know What It’s Like to Get Screwed in Business by Not Being Prepared or Aware

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ (ISBN: 978-1-935359-33-3) is now available from author Loren Weisman. The book is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply in order to pursue a successful and sustainable career in music. Full of ideas and practical advice, this book provides comprehensive details on how to optimize success and achieve sustainability and self-empowerment in today’s music business.

Green Art in Shades of Blue by Thoma Hall in Blaine, WA

BLAINE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What you throw away may come back to haunt you. Original bottles were discovered by workers while excavating in an old landfill site and artist Thoma Hall embraced the opportunity to incorporate them into ‘Journey of a Water Drop.’ A dozen original glass bottles are among the 325 bottles in the art installation and visitors are challenged to locate them.

For 3rd Year Running, LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP) Makes Inc. Magazine ‘5000 Fastest-Growing’ List

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) continues to expand rapidly in spite of a sluggish economy. This month Inc. Magazine ranks LTCFP No. 2,366 among all companies, and No. 29 among companies in the insurance industry, in its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the nation.

Marcon International Trading, Inc. – Pioneers in the Automotive Industry

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite today’s woeful economic climate, one of the most dynamic global markets is emerging in a most unlikely place: the Russian Far East. A key player in that region, Marcon International Trading, Inc., is actively and successfully engaged in the export of automobile parts, lubricants, diagnostic equipment and tires.

Long Term Care ‘Eats’ Almost Three Square Feet of Average American Home Every Day; Rate Up from 2005

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The rising cost of long term care, abetted by depressed home values, is taking a bigger bite out of American homes today than in 2005, according to LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

Long Term Care Insurance Goes Online; Reducing Paper Flow, Leading Agency Offers Applications by Internet

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re in the market for long term care insurance but hate to fill out applications and wait, wait, wait, a leading agency has an alternative for you. Dispense with the paper and the delay; complete an electronic application, with live hand-holding, and get an answer pronto. The agency is LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

Suit Against LTC Financial Partners Dropped, Industry Leader Reports

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A suit against LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), the nation’s largest producer-owned long term care insurance agency, has been dropped, the company reports today. The suit, for more than a million dollars, was by a former agent, Linda Caruthers of Richmond, Virginia, who was seeking compensation for providing an introduction that helped land a large account.

Six-Part Training Is Key to Long Term Care Insurance Leader’s Rapid Growth

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Companies tend to do well when they hire good people, but even the best people can do better when given good training. That’s the philosophy of LTC Financial Partners LLC, one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies. It must work, judging from the company’s rapid expansion in a down economy. For three years in a row LTCFP has been named one of America’s 5,000 fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine.

A Revision of ‘Long Term Care Insurance at the Worksite’ Published; Includes 2010 Healthcare Reform Update

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many companies seem conflicted by a key part of the recent Health Reform legislation, the CLASS Act, which will offer a form of long term care insurance for working people who may become disabled. ‘CLASS’ stands for Community Living Assistance Services and Supports; and the program, a legacy of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, is intended to offer new choice and security for millions now at risk.

Real-Life Experience Prompts Mom to Launch Home Kit Drug Test Website

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Talking to kids about drugs can be difficult, but the consequences of not having this conversation can be devastating. That’s where Drug Tests by Mom comes in. ‘You only need to use methamphetamines once,’ says Arlene Nelson, founder. ‘That’s why it’s so important for parents to get involved.’

Can a Reverse Mortgage Ease Problems for Senior Homeowners Hard-hit by the Economy?

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Reverse Mortgage Direct, LLC (RMD), announces an online assessment tool that helps senior Americans determine whether a reverse mortgage can help with their financial challenges. The tool, ‘Reverse Mortgage eGuide,’ also lets seniors know if they qualify, and whether the financial instrument might be right for their situation.

Which Is Best for You: Public or Private Long Term Care Insurance?

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The CLASS Act, part of the new health reform law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), will offer a type of long term care insurance for working people and others who may become disabled. But confusion and doubt are widespread. ‘Many wonder how the CLASS Act will affect them personally,’ says Jonas Roeser, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

New Long Term Care Insurance Service Focuses on Women and Those They Love

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Women live longer than men and are America’s primary caregivers. Yet too often they sacrifice their time, jobs, savings and serenity looking after a debilitated spouse or parent. Furthermore, while attending to those significant others, they often neglect planning for their own care. ‘This is a huge national problem,’ says Jenny Fassett, President of newly-formed LTC4women, a limited liability company based in Port Orchard, Washington.