Monthly Archives: November 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Scott Gunnison as Principal, Strategic Development. Gunnison brings more than 30 years of diversified insurance underwriting, retail and wholesale brokerage, specialty program development, and operations experience to EPIC. He will be based in Chicago and report directly to EPIC president and co-founder, John Hahn.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 8, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ecologic Leasing Services announced today that it has launched The Global Lessor Network 2.0 in China. 'Our corporate lessee clients and our vendor captive clients have been asking us to help them find, engage, and transact with new lessors in China for several years,' stated Michael Keeler, CEO, Ecologic Leasing Services.

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 8, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The majority of adults believe that long-term care insurance should be purchased between the ages of 45-64, yet 82 percent of this age group have not purchased a policy, finds a new study from the 3in4 Association. The study, sponsored by Genworth Financial, also shows that since the 2008 financial crisis, only 20 percent of adults have taken any action on their financial strategy and almost half of respondents do not expect to add anything to their plan in the next two years.

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announces the addition of property and casualty insurance broker and risk management consultant, Scott Lihme as a principal in the company's Irvine, Calif. office. Lihme brings 25 years of underwriting, production, client advocacy and program management experience to EPIC.

CONYERS, Ga., Nov. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Hill PHOENIX Inc., a Dover Company, has expanded its portfolio of operating companies with Dover's acquisition of Denmark-based Advansor A/S. The Danish company specializes in the design and manufacture of HFC-free, CO2 transcritical refrigeration and heat pump systems for supermarkets and light industrial applications. Advansor and Hill PHOENIX combined have more than 550 CO2 systems operating in supermarkets in the United States, Europe and Canada, making them the largest manufacturer of CO2 refrigeration systems in the world.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Divi Resorts Group reported first half operating results, showing a healthy revenue increase of 11.2 per cent over the same period last year. The resort development and management company based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, outperformed its competition in the first half of 2011, exceeding revenue measures in the premium sector of the Caribbean market, where Divi's properties are located.

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, welcomes High Sinclair as a newly hired account executive. Covering the Washington-state region, Sinclair brings more than 10 years of mortgage industry experience.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, the world's leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that the SecuGen Hamster IV v2 and the ID-USB SC/PIV v2 have been added to the General Services Administration's FIPS 201 Evaluation Program Approved Products List.

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ohio Restaurant Recruiters - a restaurant manager recruiting firm - announced its launch this week in Ohio and Pennsylvania. While there are many other recruiting firms out there, none quite match up to the features and benefits that Ohio Restaurant Recruiters can provide.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In a letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry, 27 exonerated ex-death row survivors - all members of the group Witness to Innocence - urged the governor to halt the execution of Hank Skinner and allow for DNA testing in his case. Skinner, who was sentenced to death for a 1995 triple murder, has a scheduled execution date of November 9.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday welcomed Google, Inc., to the City of Los Angeles. Google is moving 500 jobs which had been spread across three facilities in the City of Santa Monica and consolidating them into one campus located just a few blocks from Venice Beach in the City of Los Angeles.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board's partnership with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting(R) (CMTC) helped a local manufacturer, Microdyne Plastics, create a more competitive pricing structure and identify cost savings to maintain profitability.

FAIRMONT, W.Va., Nov. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Backbone Security is pleased to announce a new program to allow current users of other digital steganography detection solutions to replace their tools with Backbone's Steganography Analyzer Artifact Scanner (StegAlyzerAS) and Steganography Analyzer Signature Scanner (StegAlyzerSS) by just paying the cost of software maintenance - a low $625, or less if the user qualifies for or law enforcement or government discount.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has been an instrumental partner in helping local manufacturers such as California Steel Industries, Inc. (CSI) successfully graduate 34 electricians and 17 mechanics from its craft development program.

MANCHESTER, Vt., Nov. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CONIX Systems, Inc. (CONIX), a leading international provider of payment processing solutions to the financial services industry, and Trustmark National Bank (Trustmark) have completed the bank's implementation of Dupe Detective(TM), the payments industry's leading Day 1, multi-channel duplicate payment product.

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A Heat-Wave during winter! Yes, it's true. True Fan Sports, Inc., a Miami based company, recently began selling several new sports related products, primarily 'Sports Rally Towels' and is today announcing The Heat-Wave Towel(R).
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and environmental, business and public health and safety leaders will come together on December 15 in San Francisco at "The Governor's Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California's Future."

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Dunning, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Less than a week after Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced a sweeping 12-point plan for pension reform, commentators and editorial boards in both state and national media have expressed strong support for it.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Lance Cpl. Jason N. Barfield, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 3, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA) today announced the location and dates of its annual Southern Secondary Market Conference. This year's conference - dubbed Ingredients for Success: Education, Understanding, Execution and Results - will be hosted at the Marriott Woodlands Waterway Hotel and Convention Center in Houston, Texas on January 18-19, 2012.

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, welcomes Rosa Beaty as a newly hired account executive for the Midwest region, specifically Illinois. Beaty comes to 360 with more than 30 years of experience in retail and wholesale mortgage lending.

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Buffington Homes, the leader in Austin Texas and Central Texas real estate for over forty years, is excited to announce the release of their Capital Series in Meadow Park. This boutique community offers the exceptional quality found in Buffington's popular Austin homes for sale, the excitement and convenience of metropolitan living with the affordability of suburban pricing - and all that within one of the lowest property tax rates of any community in Buda!

DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 2, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Third Law Sourcing, a strategic sourcing and procurement consulting company, will sponsor Special Olympics Georgia's 16th Annual Bob Busse Golf Tournament. Scott Drobes, a managing partner of Third Law Sourcing, has served as an honorary board member of the Special Olympics and been active with the organization for over 20 years.

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 2, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Following on the success of their first Facebook 'Rock the Vote' engagement ring popularity contest, Whiteflash Inc., online jeweler and specialist in ideal cut diamonds, has decided to host a second round of their own democratic election to crown the top engagement ring setting in their collection.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. Carlo F. Eugenio who...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on the release of the High-Speed Rail Authority's new...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senate Select Committee on College and University Admissions and Outreach, Chaired by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) held a hearing today in Fresno at the Fresno Board of Education.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 1, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ecologic Leasing Services announced today that it has appointed David Bromage and Rod Suhan as its leadership team dedicated to Boart Longyear Financial Services.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, is being recognized by the North Bay Business Journal with a 2011 Healthiest Companies award.

FAIRMONT, W.Va., Nov. 1, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Backbone Security is pleased to announce the release of Version 3.11 of the Steganography Application Fingerprint Database (SAFDB) which now contains 1,000 steganography applications.

MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of Montebello announces an improved path. As Americans, we are all in this together. Our country has gone through the worst recession since the tumultuous years of the Great Depression. Thousands of cities across the nation are in financial turmoil. Economic analysis shows continued stagnation over these next few years, making it more difficult for communities to propel themselves forward. We ask ourselves, 'How do we put the past behind us and build for our future?'

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- RobotDough Software Corporation has issued a call for entries in a writing competition for finance students. The competition, initiating an annual series, requires use of RobotDough's online equity research platform to deliver 500-word articles on the world's equity markets. A panel of expert judges will select five winners, each of whom will receive cash prizes and continuing blogger or analyst positions with RobotDough.com.

CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 1, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Four Points Technology, LLC has appointed Joel Lipkin to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Lipkin joins Four Points from Affigent LLC (formerly TKC Integration Services), where he was general manager.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Inventive Minds continues to add useful and inspirational media products to its line of tools for inventions. Most recently, it has created and released 'A Workbook For Young Inventors' (ISBN: 978-0983344803). This workbook for kids incorporates colorful characters known as the 'Dreamalings(R)' that are used to educate and motivate children to imagine and create, and ultimately - invent.