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A New Era in Anti-Aging: E'shee Clinical Esthetic Launches Advanced Technology Skin Care Product Line

SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- E'shee Skin Care products are the result of a careful collaboration of skin care professionals, doctors and chemists; these revolutionary new products are the next step in skin care. Specifically formulated to use very small molecular structures to maximize penetration and dispersion of their beneficial properties, these patented skin care products are redefining state of the art.

Former Agent Sues LTC Financial Partners

RICHMOND, Va. -- Linda Tsironis Caruthers (Caruthers), CSA, LTCP and founder/president of Long-Term Care Consultants based in Richmond, VA, has sued her former insurance broker (otherwise known as a field marketing organization or FMO), LTC Financial Partners, LLC (Partners) for an amount in excess of one million dollars.

Midwest Wind Energy Announces Two Promotions

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Midwest Wind Energy, LLC (MWE) is pleased to announce two key staff promotions from within the organization. Timothy W. Polz, a Senior Project Developer for the past three years has been promoted to Vice President and General Counsel. In his new role, Tim will oversee all aspects of company operations with a focus on business, finance, administration and legal matters.

'Why Deals Blow Up:' Advice from Georgia Business Broker Attorneys on Legal Troubles

ATLANTA, Ga. -- When you're trying to buy or sell a business, things can go wrong. Three attorneys who belong to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) will discuss how to spot and avoid common legal pitfalls at a free breakfast meeting on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

Cochran, Cochran and Yale Designated a SDVOSB and GSA Preferred Supplier

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Cochran, Cochran and Yale, LLC (CCY), who has been offering comprehensive Executive Search services nationwide since 1979, has been designated a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and awarded a GSA Preferred Supplier Contract valued at $1M.

TeleManagement Technologies Announces New Partnerships in Licensed, Outsourcing Services for Telecom Expense Management

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- TTI, the leader in Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software solutions (WinBill), and Enterprise Call Accounting and CDR reporting software solutions (WinCall), is pleased to announce three new client partnerships in the past 60 days. All three companies are leaders in their industry and have chosen to answer their organization's TEM needs with TTI's WinBill Telecom Inventory and Expense Management Software solution.

USMotivation Announces Tina Weede as President

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Chris Cummings and Eric Webb, with General Yellow Pages Consultants (GYPC), owners of Marquette Group and USMotivation (USM), announced Tuesday that Tina Weede will be President of USMotivation.

ASE Optics Expands Service to Pinpoint Optics Solutions Quickly

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- ASE Optics, an optical engineering services firm that provides high tech companies with outsourced optical design expertise and short-run lens assemblies, is expanding their unique Discovery Service to reach companies worldwide. ASE's Discovery Service includes 20 hours of focused optical engineering for a discounted cost of $1750.

DITEC Research and Development Enters into an Agreement with Presentwater AS

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- DITEC Research and Development, a wholly owned subsidiary of DITEC International Corporation focused on development of environmental chemicals and technologies, announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Presentwater AS, an innovative Norwegian company with a strong maritime network and strategic alliances towards world-leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM).

Ohio Laser Adds One-Two Punch of ISO 9001:2008 Certification and New 3D Laser Scanning Technology

PLAIN CITY, Ohio -- Ohio Laser LLC announced today that it has received ISO 9001:2008 certification and installed a new advanced 3D laser scanning system, two crucial steps toward achieving world-class quality control of laser cut parts and fabricated metal parts in production. Companies that require quality control (QC) inspection, first article inspection and high quality repetitive processing will benefit from the new certification and technology at Ohio Laser.

Nelson Tree Service, Inc. Appoints Terry L. Jobson as Corporate Safety Director

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- Nelson Tree Service, Inc., Dayton, Ohio announces the appointment of Terry L. Jobson as Corporate Safety Director. He has been an employee of Nelson Tree Service since 2006. Nelson offers a full range of vegetation management including customary line clearance trimming, complete storm restoration services, herbicide application and specialty off-road trimming programs.

FREE California Board of Equalization Women Entrepreneur Seminar – Thursday, June 24

BEL AIR, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is promoting a free "Connecting Women to Power" seminar for women...

ACANA Plays Major Role in Shaping DOT Policy

BOSTON, Mass. -- Recently, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued the most significant policy change concerning the air charter brokerage industry since 2004. The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA), in keeping with its mission to protect the business interests of members and to foster a compliance disposition relative to the various regulatory agencies, played a pivotal role in shaping this recent policy shift.

Enterprise Spending on Carrier Ethernet Services Will Top $37 Billion Over Five Years, says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. -- US enterprises and consumers are expected to spend more than $37 billion over the next five years on Ethernet services provided by carriers, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. With metro-area and wide-area Ethernet services readily available from virtually all major data service providers, the market is expected to grow at a compounded rate of almost 25 percent.

Promoting African Women Economic Empowerment through Trade

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Women of Africa Marketplace debuts in Vienna, described as Europe's Cultural Capital, to be held from July 30 through August 15, 2010 at the beautiful Danube Island in Vienna. California based World Women Trade Fair announced today that it has chosen the 'Afrika-Tage-Wein,' a popular social and cultural event, to launch the first Women of Africa Marketplace; theme: Promoting African Women Economic Empowerment through Trade.

Pathbuilders Engages 15 New Clients in the 2010 ACHIEVA Program for High-Potential Women

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Pathbuilders Inc. kicked-off its 2010 Achieva program on May 21 at Cobb Galleria with 70 high-potential women from 39 companies. Fifteen of the companies are new to the Pathbuilders client roster: AFC Enterprises, Inc, Atlanta Education Fund, Bard Medical, Carter's, Cbeyond, EarthLink, Inc., Equifax, Georgia Institute of Technology, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP, Imerys North America Performance Minerals, Manhattan Associates, Moore Colson, OFS, The Coca-Cola Company, and Troutman Sanders LLP.

Insects Beware: Griffin Pest Solutions Has Four Certified Entomologists on Staff

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Four (4) Griffin Pest Solutions employees successfully earned their Associated Certified Entomologist (ACE) certification from The Entomological Society of America (ESA). They include company vice president Jeff Spencer, service managers Jim Moyer and Brian Kuemin, and service technician John Dawson.

Patent Attorney Richard Bone Joins Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce that noted patent attorney Richard Bone has joined the firm as a partner from Fish and Richardson. Dr. Bone's practice encompasses all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution, and post-grant review in technical fields such as pharmaceuticals, chemistry, biotechnology, materials, nanotechnology, medical devices, and computer science.

The Savannah Economic Development Authority Board of Directors Announces Search for Next President and CEO

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The Succession Planning Committee of the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) Board of Directors announced on Monday the selection of Heidrick and Struggles to lead the search for SEDA's next president and CEO. The process will begin immediately and is expected to take 90 to 120 days to name the selected candidate.

Lithium Battery Shippers Need Hazardous Materials Training

LAFAYETTE, N.J. -- Lion Technology, the nation's leader in regulatory compliance training, is presenting a unique two-hour training program to address the latest domestic and international rules for shipping lithium batteries. A live Web seminar hosted through www.Lion.com will be held on June 8th, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST/EDT.

Village 1 Hour Cleaners in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Earns International Dry Cleaning Award

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. -- Village 1 Hour Cleaners has earned the prestigious Award of Excellence for Quality and Customer Service. This prestigious international award program is administered by the Clothing Care Council, a Washington D.C. based group. Dry cleaners must pass rigorous tests not only in the area of advanced dry cleaning but also in customer service. To date, approximately 140 companies around the world have attained the Award of Excellence.

Rebound Appears Sustainable, Worst Over for Housing, Federal Reserve Official Tells Georgia Business Brokers

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The recent U.S. economy rebound is expected to continue and housing looks to be bottoming out, Federal Reserve Bank official Michael Chriszt will tell the Georgia Association of Business Brokers at a meeting Tuesday, May 25. Michael Chriszt, an assistant vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's research department, thinks the current economic rebound is sustainable because most sectors are up.

World Women Trade Fair Announces Launch of a New Export Program that Enhances African Women in Business Access to Export Markets

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- California-based World Women Trade Fair, today announced the launch of Women of Africa Marketplace, a touring exhibition and marketplace, that allows African women in the creative and cultural business to promote and sell their products and services directly to the public and retail buyers in North America and Europe.

Momentum Wins Award for Third Consecutive Year

HOUSTON, Texas -- 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.

Comergence Compliance Monitoring Selects DepthPR for Public Relations and SEO Services

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Depth Public Relations, an Atlanta, Georgia, provider of public relations, Internet search visibility and marketing strategies for the mortgage lending and financial services industry has signed Comergence Compliance Monitoring, a leading provider of third-party originator (TPO) monitoring and due diligence solutions based in Orange, Calif.

One-Day Workshop Focuses on Critical Waste Responsibilities in New York State

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Lion Technology Inc., a nationally recognized regulatory compliance training firm, will present its one-day Managing Hazardous Waste in New York workshop series during the month of June. This training program is designed to help the regulated community meet New York's annual training mandate. Workshops will be held in Buffalo on June 7; Syracuse on June 9; White Plains on June 11; Rochester on June 14; Albany on June 16; and Long Island on June 18, 2010.

Avoid Costly Penalties with Hands-On Training on Hazardous Waste Management Rules

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- 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 June 2010. The course is designed for compliance professionals who must be trained annually under the RCRA hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in Portsmouth, Boston, Albany, Hartford, Northern NJ, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Ballantine Provides Tips for Choosing Right Vendor for Direct Mail Campaigns

WAYNE, N.J. -- Direct mail continues to be one of the most effective ways to reach a targeted audience. In addition, choosing the right vendor can make or break a direct mail campaign. So, this week the Ballantine Corporation announced that they are offering their expertise in a newly-released white paper that focuses on how to make the best vendor choice.

Stylish Eco-Retailer bambeco Celebrates One Year Anniversary During Earth Day's 40th Year Celebration

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Stylish and innovative eco-retailer bambeco, which launched on Earth Day 2009, is celebrating a banner first year. The company has become recognized for its retail innovations, and for presenting a complete collection of beautiful and affordable green home furnishings and decor that meet stringent eco-friendly standards. This commitment has created a retail destination that consumers trust.

Industry Veteran Roger Harvey, former COO of Crunch Fitness International, Joins the Technique Fitness, Inc.'s Board of Advisors

CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- Technique Fitness, Inc, a leader in online fitness management, announced today that industry veteran Roger Harvey has joined the company's Board of Advisors to spearhead its fitness center personal training management initiative, which is branded as Technique Fitness 'Gym Management Solution' or GMS(TM).

13 Georgia Business Brokers Named to Million Dollar Club with $30 Million Sold

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The economy may be in a slump, but 13 members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) helped enough business owners buy and sell $30 million worth of businesses to earn membership to the organization's prestigious Million Dollar Club for 2009. Each year the GABB, the state's only professional association dedicated to buying and selling business, recognizes the state's outstanding business brokers.

James Monk Returns to the Commercial HVAC Business and Opens Aircon Experts, Inc.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- James Monk, a 38 year veteran of the HVAC industry in Central Arkansas has started a new company, Aircon Experts, Inc. to service the heating and cooling needs of commercial clients throughout Central Arkansas. With a focus on commercial projects only, Aircon Experts, Inc. will provide services for new construction, remodels and retrofits.

CMI Completes First Quarter Expansion of Project Management Team

ATLANTA, Ga. -- CMI, a full-service marketing research company, has added three new professionals to its project management team: Alisa Hamilton as senior project manager, and Matt Orenstein and Nicole Stover as assistant project managers. CMI is a full-service marketing research company that creates competitive advantages for clients by turning research data into strategic insights and recommendations that drive business results.

MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition Deadline Extended

MARSHALL, Mo. -- The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced today that the deadline for the 2010 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition, an event that will highlight new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process, has been extended to accept preliminary submissions until May 8th, 2010.

New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules Discussed at Environmental Training Program

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- 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. Students will learn how to comply with new requirements, including new reporting responsibilities under the 261-page greenhouse gas rule.

Swarovski Debuts New Retail Design Concept in New York City – Fashion Jewelry Company Announces Opening of Two Boutiques

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Swarovski, the leading designer and producer of fashion jewelry, will soon feature its new retail design concept at two locations in Times Square and Penn Plaza in New York City. The Times Square boutique will open in mid May while the Penn Plaza location will open in early June. The 950 square foot Times Square space will be located at 1540 Broadway and its exterior will feature a large LED screen.

JD Woods Joins CMI Team as Account Manager

ATLANTA, Ga. -- CMI, a full-service marketing research company, is pleased to announce the addition of JD Woods to its client services team. Woods will be responsible for managing key accounts in the insurance and telecom industries, supporting account executives for new business development, and assisting project management staff.

Multimodal Hazmat Shippers Learn the Latest DHS/DOT Regulations at Lion Technology Workshop

CHICAGO, Ill. -- 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. To help the regulated community understand the rules for multimodal hazmat shipping, Lion Technology, the nation's leader in regulatory compliance training, is presenting a how-to training series on the DOT, IATA, and IMDG regulations.

Lion Technology Helps Calif. EHS Professionals Avoid Costly Compliance Fines and Penalties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Lion Technology Inc., a nationally renowned regulatory compliance training firm, will present their two-day Hazardous Waste in California workshop series during the month of May. These courses are designed for industry professionals that must assure compliance with California's hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in San Diego on May 3-4; Ontario on May 6-7; San Jose on May 10-11; and Sacramento on May 13-14, 2010.

Metrology: Inspection at the Speed of Light

MIDDLETOWN, Del. -- Industry leaders frustrated with high cost of inspection: push for speed in the quality department without sacrificing accuracy or adding complexity. These days, equipment is only as good as the software that runs it. According to Erik Adams, of George Products Company, 'Customers don't want a collection of parts; they want a turn-key solution to their inspection problems that includes powerful software to drive the system.'

More than 4 Million Families Face Foreclosure

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Data published by ForeclosureListings comparing February 2010 to January 2010 shows that Texas has witnessed the highest increase in foreclosures with a rise of 35.3 percent, followed by Michigan at 17.54 percent, California at 11.93 percent, and Florida at 4.71 percent increases. Georgia actually showed a decrease of 5.55 percent and Arkansas showed the largest drop in foreclosures down 28.6 percent.

REMIS AMERICA Invests in Production, Creates Jobs

ELKHART, Ind. -- REMIS AMERICA, a leader in energy efficient products for grocery retailers, is proud to announce that it has opened a new production line at its Elkhart, Indiana headquarters. This new 35,000 square foot facility represents a multi-million dollar investment and has created over 25 new jobs since the company's inception in February of 2009. Additionally, the company's business model forecasts an impressive 30+ new hires by year's end 2011.

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

DALLAS, Texas -- 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.

KnowledgeAdvisors Named Finalist by U.S. Chamber of Commerce for 2010 Blue Ribbon DREAM BIG Small Business Award

CHICAGO, Ill. -- KnowledgeAdvisors, the world's largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has been named a finalist for the 2010 Blue Ribbon DREAM BIG Small Business Award as named by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Georgia Chamber President to Speak to Georgia Brokers on Keys to Economic Growth

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, George M. Israel III, will speak on March 30 to the state's largest association of business brokers, GABB, on ways Georgia can recover economically by remaining a place where businesses can thrive. The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) is the state's only professional organization and Multiple Listing Service dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises.

Naples Hotel Group to Offer Hotel Management, Turnaround, and Development

NAPLES, Fla. -- Naples Hotel Development and Management Co. announces the formation of Naples Hotel Group (NHG), a fully integrated Hotel Management, Turnaround, and Development company with offices in Naples, Houston and Vero Beach. The new company will provide years of experience, expertise, and proven abilities to hotel owners and operators throughout the United States.

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

DALLAS, Texas -- 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.

Long Term Care Insurance Leader Seeks 320 New Agents in 2010, Following Strong 2009 Growth

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- In an economy that seems stuck on stagnate, business is booming, thank you, for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agencies. In fact, 2009's growth was so strong and the future so promising, the firm seeks to expand its army of agents by 300 this year, an increase of about 60 percent over last year.

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights Job Creation at SKECHERS Groundbreaking

RIVERSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today attended the groundbreaking of the new, state-of-the-art SKECHERS North American Operations Headquarters at the Highland...

Art Lennig to Lead Georgia Association of Business Brokers

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Art Lennig, a regional director of Murphy Business and Financial Corporation, has been elected president of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) for 2010. GABB is the state's only professional organization and Multiple Listing Service dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises.

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