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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.

12 EDGE Fund Applications Approved to Advance to Second Phase of 2010 Funding Process

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Economic Development Generating Excellence Policy Board announced that 12 pre-proposal applications from an initial field of 62 have been approved to advance to the next step in the 2010 funding evaluation process. This year represents the third round of funding disbursement from the EDGE fund; in 2009, five awards were granted totaling $7.5 million.

Vitamin E Cosmetic Foam Patent Filed by Enefco

AUBURN, Maine -- A U.S. patent has been filed by Enefco USA for a new process of applying Vitamin E as a surface coating on non-latex hydrophilic polyurethane cosmetic foam. The patent pending process adds Vitamin E to the foam after the foam is manufactured and impregnates the foam in a range from surface coating to complete saturation.

Multimodal Workshop by Lion Technology Teaches Hazmat Shippers The Latest Regulations

DALLAS, Texas -- 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. Undeclared shipments of hazardous materials are predominately aerosols and flammable liquids (e.g., paint and paint-related materials), as well as batteries, fireworks, dry ice, perfume products, and cigarette lighters.

Six-Part Training Is Key to Long Term Care Insurance Leader's Rapid Growth

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Companies tend to do well when they hire good people, but even the best people can do better when given good training. That's the philosophy of LTC Financial Partners LLC, one of the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agencies. It must work, judging from the company's rapid expansion in a down economy. For three years in a row LTCFP has been named one of America's 5,000 fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine.

Tightening Restrictions for Shipments that Include Lithium Batteries Increases Need for Specialized Shipper Training

LAFAYETTE, N.J. -- Lion Technology, the nation's leader in regulatory compliance training, is presenting a unique two-hour training session to address the new domestic and international shipping regulations for lithium batteries. A live Web seminar hosted through Lion.com will be held on July 22nd, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT.

Kaiser Roof Garden: Unveiling of the Bay Area's Largest Roof Top Wedding and Event Space on August 3rd, 2010

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland's hidden gem, and America's first roof top garden constructed after WWII, proudly opens its doors for event hosting on August 3rd, 2010, featuring an event industry exclusive reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Kaiser Roof Garden overlooks picturesque Lake Merritt and provides stunning 360-degree views of architectural and scenic beauty. Now under management by Oakland Venue Management and Inspire Productions.

Union Ironworkers Raise the Bar with Continuous Training, Competitions, and New OSHA Relationship

AUSTIN, Texas -- While U.S. industries struggle to rebuild, today's union ironworkers are preparing to lead the next wave of new business construction. That's because amidst the economic challenges of the past several years the Iron Workers International Union - teaming with the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) and the Ironworkers National Training Fund - has invested heavily in worksite-ready training programs for union ironworkers.

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates California Receiving the Most Clean Tech Investment in No. America

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday (July 9) issued the following statement celebrating the latest numbers released by the Cleantech...

Telovations Wins 'Outstanding Business of the Year' Award

TAMPA, Fla. -- Telovations, a leader in innovative business communications solutions, today announced that they are a winning recipient of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Business of the Year award. This year's award was presented to Telovations on June 30th, 2010 at the Chamber's annual awards gala that included more than 200 supporters of local businesses and non-profits that was in attendance.

Professional Athletes Join Trinity Financial Advisory Board

WALL, N.J. -- Peter Grandich, founder of Trinity Financial Sports and Entertainment Management Company, announced that former NHL hockey player Nick Fotiu and former NBA basketball player Bo Kimble have joined the company's advisory board. 'The purpose of Trinity Financial Advisory Board is to provide guidance to our firm's unique niche clientele,' says Grandich.

Taylor Wilshire to Receive Prestigious Award at Executive Business Conference

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- CEO Taylor Wilshire has been honored with the Women Executives in Business (WEIB) most prestigious award for outstanding achievement in business, the organization announced at the WEIB international conference, held in New York, New York. The award honors the highest standard of excellence in business.

How to Sell a Business and Defer Taxes: Georgia Business Brokers Discuss 1031 Exchanges

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Business sellers can postpone paying thousands of dollars of taxes on the sale of their business if they use a special section of the U.S. tax code, according to Atlanta tax attorney Ricky Novak. Novak, president of Strategic 1031 Exchange Advisors, will describe the process for using 1031 exchanges at the July 27, 2010 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB).

Travelong Awarded First Ever Peak of Excellence Award from Sabre Travel Network

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Travelong, a travel company that's one part travel management, one part travel web site and one part technology infrastructure, has recently been honored as a recipient of Sabre Travel Network's first ever Peak of Excellence award for its achievements in 2009. Travelong, established in 1933, is located in New York City and serves more than 100 corporate clients.

US Hispanics Will Spend $257 Billion on Telecommunications Services over the Next Five Years, Says Insight Research Corp.

BOONTON, N.J. -- Over the next five years, US Hispanic communities will spend $257 billion on telecommunications services, accounting for 17 percent of all residential telecom expenditures, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. Early analysis of Census 2010 data suggests that Hispanics will surpass the 50 million mark and that they will command over $1 trillion in buying power.

Meeting DOT Mandates in 2010: Multimodal Hazmat Shippers Learn Latest Regulations at Lion Technology Workshops

ATLANTA, Ga. -- 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. Training on all three shipping modes will be held in Atlanta, GA on August 10-13 and Nashville, TN on August 16-19, 2010.

Thin Film Coating Witness Samples Now Being Stocked by Lattice Materials

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- In response to growing demand for rapid delivery and competitive pricing, Lattice Materials recently started stocking thin film coating witness samples for its customers. The program takes the burden and expense of inventory off the company's customers and improves their experience with Lattice.

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