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Valerie Gotten

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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.

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.

La Tortilla Oven Makes it to the Latin Grammys

PASADENA, Calif. -- La Tortilla Oven has been invited by Distinctive Assets Entertainment Marketing to participate in the Gift Bag program for the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards on November 8, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The appreciation of Latin music and food has always been a part of La Tortilla Oven and the driving force behind its success.

Falling Home Prices Cause Homeowners to Focus on Cost Savings When Remodeling

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- While interest in remodeling remains high, the most recent survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners by www.remodelestimates.com reveals that cost savings is now a key consideration as U.S. home prices continue to decline. The "Fall 2007 Remodelestimates.com Remodeling Sentiment Report," a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners, shows a continuing trend among homeowners toward minimizing remodeling costs.

Houston Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) Launches ‘Benefits Package’ for Stay-At-Home Moms

HOUSTON, Texas -- Now, even stay-at-home moms can have access to an attractive benefits package. Beginning in 2008, the web-based company HoustonSAHM.com, also HoustonStayAtHomeMom.com, will launch its new membership program, a "fringe benefits" plan for residents of Houston and the surrounding areas that provides numerous rewards and discounts simply for being a stay-at-home mom.

NBFAA Urges the Inclusion of Fire Detection with Suppression Devices

IRVING, Texas -- A balanced approach to fire protection that includes the installation of both fire detection and suppression systems will save lives according to the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA), and for that reason, NBFAA urges that consumers support two legislative initiatives now pending in Congress.

Austin’s Bantam Electronics Recognized in 2007 Inc. 5,000

AUSTIN, Texas -- Inc. recognized Bantam Electronics, Inc., a leading provider of high mix electronics manufacturing services for emerging companies, on its inaugural Inc....

Pop Singer Claims Songs Stolen, Distributed Online: Obsessive Fans a Reality for Rising Celebrities

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Killian Wells, an up-and-coming young pop singer, songwriter and producer, has allegedly become the target of a stalker from British Columbia, Canada, according to his label Inferno Records. Wells claims the overly zealous fan has e-mailed and made multiple phone calls to his Manhattan recording studio posing as a DJ from a phony radio station.

Subscribers to Telecom Services Continues Growing in 2007, Says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. -- While industry consolidation has wrought major changes in the U.S. telecommunications industry service provider segments, the wireless carriers stand out as clear winners, though all segments continue to add new subscribers, says a new report from Insight Research. The wireless companies will be adding new subscribers at a rate nearly double the overall telecommunications subscriber growth rate.

Grille Zone is Nation’s First Certified Green Fast Casual Restaurant

BOSTON, Mass. -- Boston's Grille Zone is the first fast-casual restaurant in the nation to be certified green by the Green Restaurant Association. The Boston restaurant, which opened in June of 2007, is the first of several locations. Founders Ben Prentice and Barry Baker are currently entertaining investor inquiries to support plans for four additional locations in Boston and five in Albany over the next five years.

Products Exclusively ‘Made in USA’ Touted at New Online Shopping Portal

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.

Book Company Start-up Uses IdeaWeaver Software to Produce Three Popular Books in One Year

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.

New Book from Anttyr Publishing Tells Story of Self Discovery

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.

Vacation Research and Planning Enhanced with Video from ResortsandLodges

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.

ACS Data Recovery Launches Nationwide Affiliate Program for PC Repair Centers

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.

Eularis Releases Updated Report on Maximizing Pharmaceutical Marketing

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.

SilverFast Scanning Software Now Mac OS X Leopard Compatible

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.

Arclinea Boston Wins Two Gold Awards at 2007 Prism Awards Presented by BAGB

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).

Move to Cable Calling Means Phone Companies Lose $8 Billion Over Five Years, Says Insight Research

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.

AirSense Launches Addressable Sample Port-Annunciation Smoke Detection System

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).

Brooklyn: The New Hot Spot For Tots! The New York Kids Club Announces Opening of Brooklyn Heights Location

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.

Biometric Signature ID Highlights its Biometric Tech to Reduce Identity Fraud, at InnoTech07

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."

LBA Group Makes Premier List of the 5,000 Fastest-Growing U.S. Businesses

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.

New Internet College Comedy Series Begins in November

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.

Catch the Fiery Shades of Fall with a New Designer Jewelry Collection from Relios

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.

eDataShield Software Backs up Computer Files with a Click of the Mouse

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.

Premier Coach of NYC Extends Hospitality On-Line for Their Charter Bus Services

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.

New Book Shares Tips for Raising a Happy and Healthy Shelter-Adopted Cat

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.

Metrofunk: The World’s First Invite-Only Social Network Built by Trendsetters for Trendsetters

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.

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