Authors Posts by Valerie Gotten

Valerie Gotten

Valerie Gotten
6516 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.

Holiday Shoppers Can Now Easily Find Gifts Made in the USA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Big box stores make it difficult for shoppers to find products made close to home. However, MadeinUSAForever.com lists hundreds of products, all American made, that promise to make gift giving easy, safe and fun. Lately, there has been an increased interest in safety and products. According to the Wall Street Journal, 45 million toys have been recalled this year and others are likely to be added to the list.

Maritime Security Firm GateKeeper USA Today Announced A Stock Split

GAITERSBURG, Md. -- GateKeeper USA, Inc., formerly Legendary Superstars, Inc. (Pink Sheets: LSPS) announced its Board of Directors has authorized a one for four stock split of all of the issued and outstanding shares of the company of shareholder of record as of November 28, 2007.

Jeweler JamesAllen.com Launches Video Contest Promoting $3K Diamond Giveaway

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- JamesAllen.com, the online diamond retailer, has announced the first in its series of video based contests to be held over the next twelve months. The Best Video Proposal contest invites participants to submit a video explaining or showing their marriage proposal idea. The winner of this contest will collect a diamond engagement ring valued at $3,000.

Innovative Health Website Helps Popular Food Company Reach Consumers

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- In a move that highlights their commitment to equipping their users with the best information on how to lead healthy lifestyles, MyHealthGate, Inc. has partnered with a leading natural foods company, Amy's Kitchen.

Maryland’s GateKeeper USA, Inc. Announces Change in Officers and Directors

GAITERSBURG, Md. -- GateKeeper USA, Inc., formerly Legendary Superstars, Inc. (Pink Sheets: LSPS / LSPS.pk) announced today the resignation of Mr. Roy Vinkemeir and the appointment of Mr. James W. Wishart as Chairman of The Board and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Wishart has assumed global responsibilities for the Corporation.

Florida Mormon Author’s New Book Addresses Interest Stimulated by Romney’s Presidential Campaign

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Today's speech by Governor Romney was in response to concerns many have about Mormonism. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the fourth largest church in the USA, is one of the world's fastest growing. It is also one of the least well understood. Reactions range from curiosity to animosity, says author Walter Scott.

Federal Judge Issues $780K Damage Award and Injunction Against Alleged Cyber Pirate

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Cyber-Pirates beware: This week, SearchSystems.net, a highly regarded site for researching public records around the world, obtained a judgment of $780,000 in U.S. District Court (case C07-01918) against convicted Cyber-Pirate Mark Musselman and his website, courtsonline.org, it was announced today by Novo Law Group, P.C.

HowellDIRECT Online Employee Benefits Website Launched for Employers

WILKES-BARRE. Pa. -- Howell Benefit Services, Inc. (Howell), with offices in northeastern and central Pennsylvania recently introduced "HowellDIRECT(TM)," a turnkey, web-based employee benefit solution for small and mid-size employers. The product was released on the internet this month and is available to employers in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

OpenNETCF Consulting Brings ASP.NET to Windows CE

CHICAGO, Ill. -- OpenNETCF Consulting announces the launch of a new product - Padarn - an ASP.NET web server for Windows CE. Designed primarily for embedded applications requiring remote network access for configuration of data access, Padarn is a lightweight ASP.NET web server designed to run under Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0.

New Book, ‘The Switch Effect’ Tells Story of Carbonated Beverage Creation

RICHMOND, Va. -- Mike Gilbert jumped into the sexy, competitive world of soft drinks with little more than a dream, and he created one of the most innovative beverages on the market. "The Switch Effect," is the story of how it all happened.

Metrolink Brings Holiday Train to Marines – in Iraq

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express makes a rare stop - in Iraq - via live satellite during a very special holiday event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California December 2 at 7:15 p.m.

Protium Announces Partnership Agreement with Vanu Inc.

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.

AccessMusicNetwork Announces Internet Radio Toolkit

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- AccessMusicNetwork.com 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.

New Book Guides Employers on How to Build Ultimate Internships for Millennials

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).

Michigan Medspa Services Lift Spirits This Holiday Season

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.

Parents Will Pay For Better California Neighborhoods, But Can They Find Them?

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 Playborhood.com, an online community for parents who want their children to play outside in their neighborhoods

FootballGenerals Debuts Weekly Pro Football Head Coach Rankings: Belichick, Dungy, Phillips at Top

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

SeaNet Company Adds New Yacht to Fleet – Expands Fractional-Yacht Ownership Offerings

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.

Smart Components(TM) from Style Crest Offer Advanced Efficiency in Manufactured Housing Heating and AC

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.

New Children’s Book – Talula’s Got It and Kids Are Going to Want It

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.

Seniors Home for the Holidays: Why It May Not Be as Joyful for Your Older Relatives

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.

A Revolutionary Baby Sleep and Playwear Company Plans to Change the Baby Garment Industry as We Know It

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.

Christmas Tree Shopping Relief Now Available for California Residents

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 Report from Eularis Examines Pharmaceutical Sales Force Effectiveness

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?"

Diamond Trade-Up and Holiday 10% Setting Discount at Whiteflash

HOUSTON, Texas -- Whiteflash.com, 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.

Ohio Interim HealthCare Wellness Clinic Saves Lives

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.

Human Resource Managers and Reporters Invited to December LTC Event – In Person or Through Online Webinar

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.

Eularis to Address Marketing Return at Pharmaceutical Marketing Society Half-day Conference

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.

USMotivation Announces New Meetings Alliance

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

Metrofunk Launches Bringing Together Celebrities and Trendsetters

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Metrofunk announced today that their invite-only social network built by trendsetters, Metrofunk.com, has officially launched. Metrofunk.com, 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.

New WidowPC Gaming System Receives Top Rating from PC Gamer Mag

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.

U.S. Facilities, Inc. to Manage City of Philadelphia Municipal Buildings

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.

Unique Presidential Portrait Collection Goes Public

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.

Spending on Managed Services Increasing as Enterprises Turn to Outsourcing to Handle Complexity

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.

Metrofunk’s Red Carpet Launch Party at Stereo New York is Start of New Trendsetter Network

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Metrofunk announced today that their invite-only social network built by trendsetters, Metrofunk.com, has officially launched. Metrofunk.com, 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.

Featured Experts Show Way to Next Level of Mind, Spirit, Health, Science, Business, and Society

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.

Technology Insight Corporation Awarded for Supplier Excellence

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.

North Carolina Artist Launches National I Am Thankful Postcard Art Project

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.

Give Holiday Shoppers an Early Present: Fix Your Shopping Cart, says Author Susan Daffron

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."

Charlie Allen Restorations Wins Contractor of the Year Award

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.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools is the First in Maryland to Use Caselite Software District-Wide

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.

Ballantine Corporation Releases Holiday 2007 Direct Marketing Industry Report

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.

Hawaii Hotel Guests Can Now be Fully Informed About Construction Projects Before They Book

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."

CheapOair is a Hitwise ‘Top 10’ Award Winner for Third Time

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.

Where on The Web is Everything for Free? How About FreeOverstock.com

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Start-up website FreeOverstock.com, 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.

Colorado State University – Pueblo Contracts with Southern Bleacher to Jump-start Tradition with New Stadium

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.

Timely Book Addresses Public Interest in Mormonism Stimulated by Mitt Romney’s Campaign

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."

Atlantic Metro Communications Joint Venture Offers Clients a Unique Balanced-Value Equation

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.

World Blog Expo: ElectionMall Offers New Tools to Campaigns, Bloggers, and Voters

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.

Drought: BioLet USA Says Think Before You Flush

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.

FEATURED STORIES