Authors Posts by Valerie Gotten

Valerie Gotten

3258 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "Sustainable" has become an American buzz word and "buy local" is a message that is popping up everywhere. That's why a newly launched e-commerce site, MadeinUSAForever, promises to sell items made only in the U.S. It's no secret that manufacturing in the U.S. is on the decline.

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- A writing and creativity software program called IdeaWeaver from Logical Expressions, Inc. has made it possible for a self-publisher to release three books in a year. Before using IdeaWeaver, the text for these books had been languishing in word processing files for months.

YORKTOWN, Va. -- Anttyr Publishing, a Virginia-based publishing company, announces the release of a new book "The Day I Found Me" (ISBN: 978-0-9790328-1-3). The book centers on a young girl's struggle to escape a life of abuse and unhappiness; it draws the reader in through a well-documented journey that provides a sense of hope and closure.

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- This was a bond that was just meant to happen. ResortsandLodges.com, a niche portal Web site that provides advertising for the hospitality and travel industry, recently completed a successful pilot program that brings high-quality, full-motion video to Internet users exploring their options in travel. The Web site is now the first and only one in its niche - and possibly in the entire industry.

TEMPLE, Texas -- ACS Data Recovery, a worldwide leader in hard drive and RAID data recovery services, is proud to announce the official launch of their brand new Regional Affiliate Program for computer service providers and networking professionals. While the company's new program offers robust discounts on data recovery services, it also offers additional PR for the Affiliate.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Eularis is announcing the release of an update to its report, "Ensuring Profitable Return-on-Investment (ROI) in Pharmaceutical Marketing: Using Analytics and Metrics to Improve the Bottom Line." Originally offered in February 2007, the comprehensive report has been revised to provide pharmaceutical marketers with a competitive edge and the latest research information.

KIEL, Germany -- LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 6.5.5 is the only software which now supports the entire range of Linotype Hell / Heidelberg High End scanners, like CHROMAGRAPH 3300/3400, Topaz, Nexscan, Tango/XL and Primescan on the most modern operating system Mac OS X TIGER (10.4) as well as for the announced Mac OS X 10.5 aka LEOPARD.

BOSTON, Mass. -- Arclinea Boston is the winner of two 2007 PRISM Gold Awards, for Best Remodeling of a Kitchen Over $100,000 and Best Remodeling of a Kitchen $50,000 - $100,000. Presented by the Builders Association of Greater Boston (BAGB).

BOONTON, N.J. -- The top 11 cable operators continue to grab share of the residential phone markets, a move that will cost the incumbent phone companies nearly eight billion dollars over the next five years, says a new market research report from Insight Research Corp. The incumbent phone companies are expected to lose more than three million residential phone lines to cable.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- AirSense Technology Limited, leading manufacturer of award winning Stratos(R) aspirating smoke detection systems, is proud to introduce MatrixScan(TM), the world's first addressable virtual detector matrix system featuring sample port-annunciation(TM).

MANHATTAN, N.Y. -- Brooklyn families have an exciting new enrichment option for their children this season as the New York Kids Club announces plans to open a fifth center in Brooklyn Heights. The 10,000 square foot Brooklyn location will host a 2's and 3's Club drop off program and classes for children 6 months - 18 years old in gymnastics, art, ballet, martial arts, cheerleading, ultimate fitness, as well as, open play, camp programs and one of a kind birthday parties.

DALLAS, Texas -- Biometric Signature ID ("BSI") announces that CEO, Jeffrey Maynard, will be a speaker at InnoTech, the Business & Technology Innovation Conference to take place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Mr. Maynard will speak Tuesday, November 6, at 10:00 a.m. on a very timely topic entitled "Biometric Signatures to Reduce Identity Theft and Fraud - A New Defense."

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- LBA Group, Inc. announces that it has made Inc. magazine's list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing businesses in the nation with a ranking of 3,613 and a three-year sales growth of 80 percent. Inc. 5,000 lists companies, that when put together, represents the backbone of the U.S. economy.

BOULDER, Colo. -- KollegeTV is a series about four college students trying to navigate the path to graduate between classes, parties and relationships. The new online comedy series about college life begins webcasting in November on www.kollegetv.com and will post new webisodes every week.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Relios Jewelry, American designer and manufacturer of contemporary sterling silver and genuine gemstone jewelry, is introducing its new designer jewelry collection for Fall, to debut on its retail website later this month. The new collection, "Santa Fe Sunset," showcases purples, oranges, and mixed metals alongside exquisite metalwork.

LA VISTA, Neb. -- Is your computer protected? Property loss threatens everyone. Recent California wildfires have damaged and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita destroyed more than 275,000 homes. That's why eDataShield has designed a computer backup system that is secure and easy-to-use.

BRONX, N.Y. -- Do you need small or large group ground transportation, but want the ease of on-line shopping without sacrificing personal service? Well Premier Coach of NYC is pleased to announce their newly expanded on-line service at premiercoachny.com.

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- A new book from Logical Expressions, Inc. aims to help new, adopted-cat owners get off on the right "paw." "Happy Tabby: Develop a Great Relationship with Your Adopted Cat or Kitten" (ISBN: 978-0-9749245-3-3; LCCN-2007906436) tells new owners what they need to know to raise a healthy, happy feline.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Metrofunk Corporation announced today that on November 15, 2007 they will launch Metrofunk.com, the world's first invite-only social network devoted entirely to nightlife, fashion, film, and music. Metrofunk was created specifically to allow industry trendsetters such as nightclub promoters, fashion designers, music artists, and filmmakers, the ability to create, build, and monetize their individually branded online social networks.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In Los Angeles Superior Court today Judge Mary H. Strobel ruled from the bench that Minister Rubin of Temple 420 had to expose himself twice a month as part of his probation requirements. The minister of the Hollywood cannabis church offered to submit to a hair test stating, "I am not trying to avoid the responsibility of drug testing, I only want to have some human dignity by not having to expose myself to this gentlemen that is my probation officer."

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Full Performance Fitness Inc. has signed a deal with new Detroit Red Wings defenseman Garrett Stafford. Garrett is a Los Angeles native, but played in the northeast growing up. He finished the regular season as the Sharks top scoring defenseman and T-8th among AHL blueliners with 41 points.

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- ResortsandLodges, a leading niche portal Web site providing advertising for the hospitality and travel industry, has received a WebAward for excellence in Web site design and development from the Web Marketing Association (WMA). The company was chosen from among 2,400 entries from more than 40 countries during the WMA's annual WebAward competition.

MIAMI, Fla. -- Marine Exploration International (OTC Pink Sheets: MEXP / MEXP.pk), through its joint-venture partner, Hispaniola Ventures, LLC, now has the benefit of innovative host country legal contracts; they will be used to protect all marine exploration projects. Through its joint venture and the use of industry-standard setting contracts, MEI sets the standard for protecting its investments.

BOSTON, Mass. -- Moda Cucina will continue to manufacture its nationally recognized luxury kitchens and custom furniture designs in its Hyde Park's Westinghouse Plaza facility for another eight years. In recent weeks, there has been speculation as to the status of Moda Cucina's shop after it was announced by a regional newspaper that rumors of a closure had emerged.

RECIFE, Brazil -- D'Accord Music Software, the Brazilian leader in music software, announces a new version of its award-winning software - iChords - that recognizes and presents chords from any MP3, WMA files or CDs. By using iChords 2.0, the new version, musicians can learn how to play any song on keyboard or guitar. It also exports song videos to iPods(TM) and mobile phones.

BOOTHWYN, Pa. -- According to Halloween Adventure, this Halloween, adults in greater numbers than ever before are choosing sexy over spooky. As a result, leading online costume retailers have increased their offering of sexy Halloween costumes in an effort to scare up extra sales for Halloween 2007.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- TripMama, a leading travel comparison website, has announced several new upgrades to further improve the extremely popular web site, including new advertiser, Expedia.com. The New York based travel company works with the largest travel websites online to provide bargain hunters with the widest selection of discounted airfares. TripMama.com quickly provides search results and price comparisons from today's top travel sites.

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Seaweed Systems, Inc., the leading developer and supplier of OpenGL(R) and X Window System embedded graphics solutions for embedded markets, announced today that it has partnered with Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged deployed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX and CompactPCI products for the aerospace and defense market.

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Now there's a newsletter for people who will probably need long term care someday, but want to stay healthy, happy, and solvent as long as possible. The first issue of "Caring is Sharing," to be published quarterly, debuts November 1. By promoting healthy lifestyles and good planning, the 8-page newsletter seeks to extend the vital years while protecting financial assets subject to healthcare drainage.

GARLAND, Texas -- DaveCo Industries recently entered into an agreement to acquire the The Striker(TM) product line from Simmons Tool LLC. The deal gives DaveCo all rights to manufacture and market the innovative stake driving tools both domestically and abroad. Dealers are currently being established in the U.S. and Canada, while international channels are also under development.

INDIANA, Pa. -- Gorell's new Armor Max Plus(TM) hurricane window was awarded a Crystal Achievement Award in the "Most Innovative Window" category by Window & Door magazine. Armor Max Plus(TM) windows are designed to protect homeowners and their homes from airborne debris during hurricane-strength storms and other forms of violent weather.

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Interim HealthCare is partnering with W, the woman's show in an upcoming 30 minute television special program that explores the challenges and choices people face when themselves or loved ones need special care at home due to medical problems or aging. With the focus on the most requested choice - remaining in their home - the special program takes a look at home health care, how it works, who provides it and the many services that are available.

BOSTON, Mass. -- At the ATCA Summit 2007 show in Santa Clara, CA from October 16-18, 2007 (booth #417), CorEdge Networks, Inc., will be demonstrating its newest high-bandwidth, high-availability MicroTCA system (CEN-MICRO-xU14(TM)).

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Executives from Pittsburgh-based GSP Consulting will present to a gathering of economic development leaders from around the country at a national conference this week in Baltimore. Dr. Jerry Paytas, Director of Research in GSP's Economic Architecture practice, will lead a discussion titled "Best TBED (Technology Based Economic Development) Practices...to Avoid," on October 18 at the State Science and Technology Institute's (SSTI) 11th Annual Conference.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Pete Smyth, CEO of Iamota Corporation and Gary Hartwig, President of AppLocation Systems Inc., announced today the availability of location aware mobile content and services. By combining Iamota's proprietary end-to-end mobile marketing, messaging and payment platform with AppLocation's MOBILEFusion(TM) platform, brands can now deliver location sensitive services.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- While many Americans are receiving more vacation time, they are taking less time off. So, vacation planning and business travel is more important than ever. The Residences at Biltmore, located in the heart of Asheville, N.C., is re-inventing the importance of stress-free vacation days and efficient business stays.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- CrossLink Media, an interactive mobile software provider, today announced an exclusive mobile partnership with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), America's largest sports ministry, impacting all levels of sports and sports enthusiasts everywhere. CrossLink Media's proprietary software platform will allow FCA to communicate with its membership anytime, anywhere.

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Atreus Systems(TM), the leading supplier of provisioning solutions for converged IP services, today announced the general availability of release 3.0 of their Enterprise VoIP provisioning solution. The new release is designed to help carriers achieve greater operational efficiencies with Hosted PBX, IP Centrex and Business Trunking applications.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Got talent? Then the Rotary Club of Jacksonville - Oceanside is looking for you! Participate in the Club's first Talent Explosion, a competition featuring on-line voting for your favorite performance on YouTube. Oceanside Rotary Charities is a 501c (3) not for profit organization.

GARLAND, Texas -- DaveCo Industries recently demonstrated its commitment to quality and continuous improvement by achieving certification to AS9100, which has been adopted as the quality standard for the Aerospace Industry. Shortly after the recent certification audit of DaveCo's management system and processes, the company received an audit score of 98.3.