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California Business Leaders Endorse Governor Brown's Efforts to Let Voters Decide How to Address Budget Crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown on Friday (Feb. 25) announced that two of Southern California’s premier business leadership groups – the...

Better Business Bureau of the Southland Lists Top 10 Scams and Rip-Offs of 2010

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of the Southland on Friday (Feb. 11) released a list of the top...

Los Angeles: Unveiling Of The First Building Retrofitted Through The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmember Herb Wesson attended today the unveiling of the first building -...

Calif. Governor's Office of Economic Development Applauds Job Creation Move and Will Market New Enterprise Zones

Sacramento, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To assist in the creation of jobs and thereby improve California's business climate, the California Department of Housing and...

Calif. Governor's Office of Economic Development, Small Business Development Centers and Business Matchmaking Host Last in a Series of Small Business...

Sacramento, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As part of a continued effort to provide resources, information and potential access to capital, the Governor's Office of...

Epeius Biotechnologies Awarded Federal Grant Advancing Tumor-Targeted Cancer Therapy

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, a leader in the emerging field of targeted genetic medicine, announced today the receipt of additional financial support for the company's lead oncology product, Rexin-G, from the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the form of a prestigious competitive grant.

Billioninvest Corporation and Russian Economy Expert, Dr. Vladimir Biryukov, Connect Russian Buyers and U.S. Vendors

BUSHKILL, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- U.S.-based Billioninvest Corporation helps U.S. and Russian businesses to work together. Comprised of American economists, accountants and managers, its team clearly understands the value of intellectual synergies between the U.S. and Russia. It helps small businesses with document management and economic modeling for partnering between U.S. sellers and Russian buyers.

Veteran REALTOR Bob Vieira Joins Elite Pacific Properties as Broker In Charge

HONOLULU, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Elite Pacific Properties, a fast-growing boutique Oahu real estate firm specializing in mid- to high-end real estate, announced today that it has appointed Bob Vieira as Broker In Charge.

Affinity Healthcare Adds New Physicians

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Affinity Healthcare, the employed physician group of Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL is pleased to announce the addition of two Internal Medicine physicians to its 1051 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL office.

Four Points Technology Relocates Corporate Headquarters

CHANTILLY, Va. -- Four Points Technology, LLC, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), has recently relocated due to exponential growth within the company. As of November 1, the company's corporate headquarters will be located at: 14900 Conference Center Drive, Suite 100, Chantilly, Va.

General Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist Accepted into Presidential Who's Who

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Dr. Lyubov Y. Gorelik announced this week the prestigious honor of becoming a member of the Presidential Who's Who organization. Dr. Gorelik's practice is located in Brooklyn, New York. She has been in the profession for 10 years and originally obtained her medical doctorate degree in Moscow.

CMI Teams with NetBase to Harness the Power of Social Media Understanding for Consumer Insights

ATLANTA, Ga. -- CMI, a full-service marketing research company, is taking consumer insight to the next level by offering NetBase social media understanding and analysis of online consumer opinion, emotion and behavior to its marketing research clients.

Ga. Business Brokers Discuss Using Retirement Funds to Buy a Business

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Many skilled but unemployed workers have taken advantage of tax laws that enable them to use funds from retirement accounts to buy a new business, and the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) will hear an industry expert describe the process at their Oct. 26 meeting.

EVtones Sets Tone for Electric Vehicles – Creates New Music Licensing Revenue Stream

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Bran-Rae today announced the launch of EVtones, an MP3 download service providing unique MP3 music tones, tunes and sounds for electric and electric hybrid vehicles. Car sounds, jet engines, etc. will also be offered as downloads to an electric vehicles MP3 compatible tone generating system.

West Coast Training to Clarify Complex Environmental Regulations

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Lion Technology Inc., the nation's leading environmental regulatory compliance training firm, will soon be presenting its comprehensive two-day Complete Environmental Regulations workshop in Seattle on October 18-19, Oakland on October 21-22, Los Angeles on October 25-26, and Las Vegas on October 28-29, 2010.

Three…Two…One… Data Analytics Firm Lift361 Takes Off

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Lift361 debuts, a newly formed data analytics company. Lift361 is a spin-off of database marketing provider Integrative Logic. Ed Higdon, formerly the executive vice president and chief analytics officer for Integrative Logic, will serve as president and CEO for Lift361.

MBA Focus Selects Katz Marketing Solutions for Brand Marketing Strategy

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- MBA Focus, the leading provider of business recruiting tools that help corporations source the world's top MBA school student and alumni talent announced the selection of Katz Marketing Solutions to provide brand marketing and strategic planning services. The agreement will further strengthen MBA Focus' market position with its partners and customers.

Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers Honor Virtual Law Partners Attorneys

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VLP is pleased to announce that Trademark Partner Brian M. Davis was included in the Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Intellectual Property Law, which was published with the September 2010 issue of Corporate Counsel magazine. In addition, VLP Patent Partner Richard G.A. Bone was named a 2010 'Rising Star' by Northern California Super Lawyers.

Savannah Economic Development Authority Board of Directors names new President and CEO

The Savannah Economic Development Authority's (SEDA) Board of Directors voted unanimously today to approve the recommendation from SEDA's Succession Planning Committee to name Steven W. Weathers the Authority's next president and CEO.

Handcrafted Chicken Coops Offers Affordable Solutions for Backyard Chicken Farmers

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A new home-farming trend sweeping North America is seeing chicken coops and small flocks of chickens appearing in suburban backyards. In support of this home-grown movement, Handcrafted Chicken Coops is offering affordable, portable chicken coops to backyard and urban chicken farmers.

Uncertainty Hampering Small Businesses, Expert Tells Georgia Business Brokers

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Political and economic uncertainty are hampering small businesses in Georgia, says Patrick Gartland, a former official of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Administration, who will speak on Sept. 28 to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.

Lion Technology Presenting Hazardous Waste Management Fall Workshops for Midwest Companies

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Fines and penalties are on the rise for facilities that fail to comply with Federal and State hazardous waste rules. An Illinois recycling facility faces a $700,000 fine for violating the RCRA hazardous waste regulations (EPA 5/6/10). Lion Technology Inc., a nationally recognized regulatory compliance training firm, will present its two-day Hazardous/Toxic Waste Management Workshop regionally throughout September.

Food for Consumption and Food for Energy is a Complete Combination, says Henry Oliver Ford

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Mr. Henry Oliver Ford has just completed the initial phase of the Ghana Sugar Project. Mr. Ford is the managing director for World Food, the firm that is owner of the project. Henry Oliver is overseeing this massive one-hundred and twenty thousand acre sugar farm and refinery.

Virtual Law Partners LLP Welcomes Noted Attorneys Jim Markey and Charlie Oh

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce an expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the addition of Jim Markey and Charlie Oh as partners in New York and California. VLP currently has 32 attorneys, each with outstanding credentials and an average of over 10 years of experience.

Gold Strike! Mining L-and-D Data

CHICAGO, Ill. -- KnowledgeAdvisors, the world's largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released a brand new research report investigating the current state of talent management analytics and determining how and to what extent organizations are mining their data to extract value.

State Business Competition is a Success, Prepares to Launch for Next Year

MARSHALL, Mo. -- The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship held the final level of the Inaugural 2010 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition on August 19th, 2010 in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall at the Missouri State Fair. Five winners from ten finalists were named, and each received a cash price and certificate for placing, with over 100 in attendance.

Assure Regulatory Compliance with Lion Technology's Hazardous Waste Management Training

DALLAS, Texas -- Businesses that generate hazardous waste in Texas must assure their operations comply with both the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and the additional mandates imposed by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Annual training is required by law.

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

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- 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.

Titan Lenders Corp Receives Women's Business Enterprise National Certification

DENVER, Colo. -- Mortgage lending fulfillment outsource services expert Titan Lenders Corp, has received its national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise Council - West Certification Committee, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

G. Shay Tengan Named EVP and GM of HELM Analytics

POWAY, Calif. -- HELM Analytics, a global business intelligence and analytics technology company, announced that G. Shay Tengan has been named executive vice president and general manager. Previously, Tengan held the position of vice president of business development.

Introduction to New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules at Environmental Regulations Workshop

DALLAS, Texas -- 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.

Telovations Welcomes Elizabeth Vanneste as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

TAMPA, Fla. -- Telovations, a leader in innovative business communications solutions, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Vanneste as the company's new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Elizabeth will be responsible for driving Telovations' continued business success, building on the company's existing strong position in the Hosted PBX market.

Shipping Batteries, Paints, or Other Hazmats? Lion Technology Teaches Rules for Shipping Hazmats by Ground, Air, or Ocean

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation have stepped up enforcement to reduce undeclared and illegal hazmat shipments via airline, truck, rail, and ship. Undeclared shipments of hazardous materials are predominately aerosols and flammable liquids, as well as batteries, fireworks, dry ice, perfume products, and cigarette lighters.

Lion Technology Environmental Health and Safety Training Helps Facilities Avoid Fines and Penalties

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Fines and penalties are on the rise for Illinois facilities that fail to comply with Federal and State hazardous waste rules. Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 cited an Illinois recycling facility for the improper management of hazardous waste and proposed a penalty for non-compliance with the EPA Hazardous Waste Regulations in excess of $700,000.

Easy to Build, Quick to Deploy, Mashups Apps to Generate More than $100 Billion for Telcos Over the Next Five Years,...

BOONTON, N.J. -- In 2010, telecommunications carriers worldwide are expected to generate just over $1 billion in new revenue by helping build and deploy mashups, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. 'Mashups are all about reusability, which is a magical word in any business context,' says Robert Rosenberg.

MADE In Missouri Business Competition Will Announce Winners in Trade Show at Missouri State Fair

MARSHALL, Miss. -- The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship is proud to announce that the Final Round of the Inaugural 2010 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition will occur at the Missouri State Fair on August 19th, 2010. The event will include a trade show - open free to the public - which will highlight the new businesses and their accomplishments.

VIVO Partenza – Enjoy 'Ten for $10' at Lunch and the '50/50' Program for Happy Hour

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Affordable elegance is the buzz word on everybody's lips when they visit Vivo Partenza in Boca Raton. The incredibly gorgeous restaurant is making it easy to enjoy the 'best of the best' everyday. With the launch of lunch, Vivo created the amazing 'Ten for $10' concept. Each week there will be at least ten starred items on the menu that will be offered at the incredible price of just $10.

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Broadband Projects Awarded to California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced over $15 million in...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Clean Tech Venture Capital Investment in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yesterday (Tues.), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement after Ernst & Young LLP released an analysis on U.S....

KnowledgeAdvisors Celebrates its Ten Year Anniversary

CHICAGO, Ill. -- KnowledgeAdvisors, the world's largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, celebrated ten years of world-class performance this July. In 2000, Kent Barnett founded KnowledgeAdvisors. The inspiration behind KnowledgeAdvisors arose from his dissatisfaction by the lack of measurement solutions available to express the relationship between the real impact of training and organizational performance.

ASE Optics Adds Key Staff Member

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- With the addition of Dr. Wade Cook, ASE Optics significantly expands its capabilities in holography, remote sensing, LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and laser vibrometry. ASE Optics provides contract optical engineering and custom lens assembly manufacturing for companies worldwide.

Neighborhood Sports Bar and Grill Celebrates Grand Opening in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The Neighborhood Sports Bar and Grill in Boca Raton is celebrating their Grand Opening week, beginning Wednesday, August 4th. The impressive location offers an expansive space that will treat sports fans to an unprecedented viewing experience featuring the largest projection TV in South Florida and personal flat screen TVs at every table.

Integrative Logic Hires Lane Andrews as Creative Director

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Integrative Logic, a leading full-service, integrated database marketing provider, announces the addition of Lane Andrews as Creative Director. 'We are excited to have Lane join the Integrative Logic family. He brings a range of agency and client-side experience in design, video, interactive and print to our company,' said John Gardner, president and CEO.

LRM Industries Launches High Efficiency HydroDome 610 Stormwater Chamber

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- LRM Industries International, Inc. headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, announces the introduction of the HydroDome(TM) 610 composite stormwater chamber. The HydroDome design concept, introduced in 2009, comes from both the efficiency of nature and the ageless understanding by architectural engineers, that the dome is stronger than an arch or vaulted tunnel.

Fulfill Annual EPA Training Mandates at Hazardous Waste Management Workshops

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 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 September. The course is designed for compliance professionals who must be trained annually under the RCRA hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in Seattle on Sept. 13-14; Las Vegas on Sept. 16-17; and Phoenix on Sept. 20-21, 2010.

KnowledgeAdvisors Adds Two Prestigious Members to Its Advisory Board

CHICAGO, Ill. -- KnowledgeAdvisors, Inc. announced today that David Vance and Frank Anderson will be joining their renowned Advisory Board. Vance and Anderson will ensure KnowledgeAdvisors remains focused on executive level talent development reporting and analytics in the public and private sector.

Telovations Ranks in Top 10 of Tampa Bay's 50 Fastest Growing Companies

TAMPA, Fla. -- Telovations, a leader in delivering hosted business voice services, was named the 10th fastest growing company in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Business Journal at its annual Fast 50 awards luncheon. Telovations increased revenues 265 percent over the past two years, earning it the No. 10 ranking on the business publication's Fast 50 List.

ShipCom Appoints TCS as HF Radio Consultant

COVINGTON, La. -- ShipCom, a provider of High Frequency (HF) maritime single sideband voice and electronic mail services has appointed Tusa Consulting Services (TCS) as its authorized radio consultant supportive of emergency operations throughout the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and coastal Texas.

LRM Industries Re-brands, Launches New Web Site

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- LRM Industries International, Inc. headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, has re-branded and launched a new Web site showcasing a range of developing new thermoplastic/composite products for the environmental engineering and green building markets. The designs of these innovative products were enabled by the unique size and structural features capabilities of LRM's unique patented STF Sheetless ThermoForming and TPF ThermoPlastic Flowforming technologies.

Suit Against LTC Financial Partners Dropped, Industry Leader Reports

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- 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.

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