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Valerie Gotten

ABOUT THE EDITOR: Valerie Gotten (aka Valerie G) is an abstract painter, former movie stand-in, and volunteers for "green events" to help raise awareness about global warming, and help preserve California's wilderness and natural beauty.

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. -- Protium Technologies, Inc. and Vanu, Inc. have signed a teaming agreement formalizing their business relationship. Under terms of the agreement, Protium will continue to design, develop and manufacture a line of RF front-end equipment to meet the requirements of Vanu's leading-edge, software defined radio architecture.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- announced today a new and innovative Internet Radio software product being provided as a packaged toolkit for the Entertainment and Leisure marketplace. The company's Internet Radio Station Toolkit for professionals is being introduced with several listening audiences and demographics in mind including women, teenagers, and seniors.

BOSTON, Mass. -- Managing millennials has become a hot topic around the water cooler and a newly-released book questions if your company has what it takes to compete in the 21st century. Intern Bridge, Inc. announces the release of "Total Internship Management: The Employer's Guide to Building the Ultimate Internship Program" (ISBN: 978-0-9799373-9-2).

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- Accents Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa in Sterling Heights, Michigan has become the first Detroit-based Medical Spa to offer an exclusive VIP membership program. Dozens of men and women have already signed up and committed to caring for skin and addressing their cosmetic flaws in 2008.

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Parents are concerned that their children are not playing outside, and they are willing to pay a lot of extra money for a house in a better neighborhood. That's the conclusion of a new survey published on, an online community for parents who want their children to play outside in their neighborhoods

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Statistically, the New England Patriots' Bill Belichick has been the best coach in professional football this year, according to the website Launched today, FootballGenerals provides the only statistical, weekly rankings of NFL head coaches, along with coach-related news.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- SeaNet Company, Inc., a leader in fractional-yacht ownership, is excited to announce their latest fleet addition, the 60-foot Manhattan, which promises to deliver unparalleled performance combined with industry-leading luxury. Four years ago, SeaNet launched its first yacht.

FREMONT, Ohio -- Style Crest, Inc. has combined state-of-the-art technology and superior product engineering to produce the industry benchmark in manufactured home HVAC equipment. In addition to an extensive range of HVAC products, the Smart Components line includes 13 SEER air conditioning condensers with Micro Channel technology.

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- "Talula Goes To New York" (ISBN: 9781432705381), a new book by Jeanine Altreche, has a little of everything to entice a young reader. Adventure, suspense, fun and excitement including puzzles and clues making it an interactive story. This book will be flying off the shelves. Children will be learning without even realizing it.

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The holiday season is here. For some, plans are in motion to visit elderly family members. But if it has been a while since you last visited, you might be shocked at how much they have aged, concerned about their continued safety and well-being and motivated to do something about it, say the folks at Interim HealthCare.

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- This is the new must have item for babies. Stuk On U has created the first ever, patent-pending baby sleep and playwear that opens and closes with the softest-to-the-touch Velcro(R). No more pinchy zippers and snap buttons to button. This is what moms everywhere have been waiting for.

DALLAS, Texas -- ChristmasTreeForMe, LLC, announces the "Christmas Comes Early For California" Event. Just in time for the holiday season, Californians can save 5% on a best-selling artificial Christmas tree. Historically speaking, it's rare to see a special discount on such a popular tree in what is typically the busiest week of Christmas tree sales.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- With the ever-increasing pressure to ensure maximum return on investment, sales force effectiveness is becoming a high priority in the global pharmaceutical industry. Reports have shown that while sales forces represent the largest spend in pharma sales and marketing, return on this investment has declined sharply in recent years. To address this alarming issue, Eularis announces the availability of its new report, "Pharmaceutical Sales Force Effectiveness Metrics: Are You Measuring the Wrong Things?"

HOUSTON, Texas --, 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.

COLUMBIS, Ohio -- The local Interim HealthCare office of Columbus, OH, frequently holds Wellness Clinics for the community. However, it is not everyday when a wellness screening can save a person's life. That is what happened to two lucky citizens this past Fall at Free Diabetes Clinics offered at two different Kroger stores in the Columbus area.

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- On December 4 at 1:00 PM, LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP), the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage, will host a seminar for executives, human resource managers, and business reporters. The event will focus on an issue of growing urgency for companies of all sizes: how to get the most from their most experienced people, their older employees.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Dr. Andree Bates, president of the pharmaceutical analytics company Eularis, will be delivering a presentation on marketing return at the Pharmaceutical Marketing Society Half-day Conference: ROI or RIP.

ATLANTA, Ga. -- USMotivation, a GA-based incentive management company, today announced the creation of a strategic partnership with MeetingAdvice to better address the needs of the meetings market. USMotivation Meeting Services, LLC will provide an extensive array of services such as meeting consolidation management

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Metrofunk announced today that their invite-only social network built by trendsetters,, has officially launched., a site devoted entirely to the genres of nightlife, fashion, music, and film will provide a centralized place for people to gather information on what is hot and trendy in the genres of their interest.

BOULDER, Colo. -- WidowPC(R), a leading boutique brand of high performance, gaming computer recently won PC Gamer Magazine's highest rating, "Excellent" for its Intel-based, Widow IX2 SLI gaming computer.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The City of Philadelphia awarded U.S. Facilities, Inc. (USF) a four-year contract for facilities operations, maintenance and support services at three of The City's largest municipal buildings (TRIPLEX) located in Center City, Philadelphia.

SEATTLE, Wash. -- With the 2008 presidential election closing in, Canalis International Corporation has designed a unique and limited collection of ornamental presidential portrait bottles. This breathtaking collection is sure to satisfy presidential voters looking forward to a historical election, as well as anyone interested in giving an impressive gift this holiday season.

BOONTON, N.J. -- The US managed services market will grow at a compounded rate of 10 percent over the next five years as growth continues across all segments of the managed services value chain, says a new market study from Insight Research. The report notes that in today's sophisticated communications environment, full time managed service professionals are in the best position to assist enterprises.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Metrofunk announced today that their invite-only social network built by trendsetters,, has officially launched., a site devoted entirely to the genres of nightlife, fashion, music, and film will provide a centralized place for people to gather information on what is hot and trendy in the genres of their interest. This news comes on the heels of their red carpet event last night in conjunction with Stereo's two-year anniversary party.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. -- Take a deep breath and position your surfboard. A social tsunami is coming. So says Richard W. Samson, founder of Superlife World Service, a web network that makes its debut today. The tsunami, an emerging meta-trend, "will either swamp us or carry us to a whole new future," he predicts.

BOSTON, Mass. -- Technology Insight Corporation (TIC) was recently acknowledged for their product excellence. Wabash National Corporation, a leading manufacturer of semi-trailers in North America, awarded TIC the National Supplier Recognition Award.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- This fall artist Damaris Pierce launches her new, national postcard art project just in time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The project, entitled "I Am Thankful," encourages individuals of all ages and organizations such as craft guilds, public schools and counseling centers to create original postcard artwork expressing gratitude.

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- Even with years of usability studies and information to draw on, many shopping carts are poorly designed and a source of frustration for online customers. The holiday shopping season is approaching and Susan Daffron of Logical Expressions, Inc. has a few tips for merchants that are inspired by her book "Web Business Success: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Web Sites That Work."

BOSTON, Mass. -- Charlie Allen Restorations has been recognized with the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Gold Award for Residential Interiors for its meticulous renovation of an 1853 Greek Revival home in Cambridge, MA. The Eastern Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM-NARI) presented the award on Wednesday, November 7.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Caselite Software specializes in online therapy scheduling for school-based Speech-Language Pathologists and analytical reporting for District Administrators; Located near the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Anne Arundel County is home to the state capitol, Annapolis. In addition to providing every child with a challenging and rewarding educational experience, Anne Arundel County Public Schools is among the 50 largest school systems in the country.

WAYNE, N.J. -- The Ballantine Corporation, a full-service direct mail production company, has polled marketing contacts to determine how their direct mail holiday campaigns are going. While still underway, many companies are able to report preliminary findings to gauge their overall success.

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Travel Hawaii LLC, a Hawaii-based Internet travel agency, has developed a database of Hawaii hotel construction and renovation projects designed to help consumers "know before they go." Customers can view all current construction projects and choose when it's best to schedule a Hawaii vacation and which hotels will be "construction free."

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- CheapOair, a top budget travel website dedicated to leveraging the latest technology to deliver cheap flights, is proud to announce that it has won the Hitwise Top 10 Award for the third time consecutively; ranking #9 by visitors among all U.S. Websites in the Travel Agencies Category for the Quarter ending July - September 2007.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Start-up website, owned by New Venture Company, claims to give away overstock merchandise for absolutely nothing. Sure, there's plenty of free stuff on the web. Free fonts, free screen savers, free music... many with a free virus attached. And it's a given that nobody gives away valuables like toasters, MP3 players, and jewelry.

PUEBLO, Colo. -- On September 6, 2008, The Thunderwolves of Colorado State University - Pueblo will be doing something they haven't done in 24 years - cheer on their football team. And, to mark the event, the Thunderwolves will be doing so in their newly constructed football stadium. Yes, strike up the band and bring on the cheerleaders, Southern Bleacher is going to deliver on a long-held dream by delivering a state-of-the art football stadium.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- While the Mormon Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is now the fourth largest church in the USA, and one of the world's fastest growing, (approximately 300,000 new converts each year) it is also one of the least well understood. Most people like the members, but many have problems with the doctrines and history. Public reactions range from curiosity to animosity, says Walt Scott, author of "The Mystery and Controversy Surrounding Mormonism."

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- James Cornman and Stephen Klenert, two well-known executives on the New York technology scene, have joined forces to create a new managed internet services provider (ISP) known as Atlantic Metro Communications. All services previously provided will continue uninterrupted and will benefit from the merged network infrastructure and increased operational support staff.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- WORLD BLOG EXPO -- Every year around end of October and beginning of November political yard-signs dot your neighbors lawn and street medians as campaigns try to increase name recognition and push to Get-Out-The-Vote on Election Day and with the 2008 elections now less than a year away, social networking sites and blogs will soon be cultured with electronic yard sign widgets.

NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio -- There are many ways to conserve your valuable water supplies. Now could be the time to take a closer look at your toilet system, says BioLet USA, Inc. With the extreme low levels of rainfall and the already low water tables, many homeowners and residents of drought affected states are concerned with the growing drought conditions and the effects it will have on their daily lives.

PASADENA, Calif. -- La Tortilla Oven has been invited by Distinctive Assets Entertainment Marketing to participate in the Gift Bag program for the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards on November 8, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The appreciation of Latin music and food has always been a part of La Tortilla Oven and the driving force behind its success.