Onley Make Believe Continues its Commitment to Community Involvement With a Donation to Under One Roof Foundation

Onley Make Believe Continues its Commitment to Community Involvement With a Donation to Under One Roof Foundation



San Francisco Gift Store Benefiting the AIDS Community Receives a Gift from OMB's Holiday Collection



(PRWEB) January 7, 2003



SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.-(Onley Make Believe)-Jan. 7, 2003-Gerard Onley, designer for and proprietor of Onley Make Believe Decorative Pillows and Home Accents (OMB), today announced that the Company has donated part of its Holiday Collection of pillows (The Midas Touch) to Under One Roof



(www. underoneroof. org/ (http://www. underoneroof. org/)), a San Francisco shop that gives 100 percent of its profits to support over 50 community organizations helping people with HIV and AIDS.



Under One Roof is a collaborative effort run primarily by volunteers-behind the scenes and on the floor. A growing group of generous corporate partners continues to support the effort, and vendors' donations and discounts have increased exponentially since the store's founding in 1990. Under One Roof to date has raised and distributed more than $8 million for AIDS Service Organizations (ASO).



The donated pillows were from OMB's Holiday Collection, which was recently featured at the Mill Valley Craft Fair on November 3, 2002. The Collection represents the first Holiday line of pillows for OMB, featuring specialty fabrics (Silk Organza) to create a "Holiday and Beyond" setting for the home. Gerard Onley felt that this modest success, coming in the midst of an unfavorable economy and the approaching Holiday Season, made it that much more important for OMB to give something back to the community.



Since the May 2002 announcement of the company's website debut in November 2000, OMB has enjoyed an increase in orders and sales. "Of course, I'm thrilled by the recent growth of the company," he said recently. "What I'm more excited about is the fact that I'm at a point where I can give something back to the community, particularly during these difficult times. I believe it is important, for small and large businesses alike, to be actively involved with community service. Under One Roof is an important asset of the San Francisco healthcare community. I admire their dedication and intend for OMB to continue its commitment to community service throughout 2003 and beyond."



The Designer



Gerard Onley, designer for and proprietor of Onley Make Believe, continues to bring a refreshing look and feel to residential and office interior design. His design work for the Bay Area Designer Showcase "The Buck Estate Revisited," in 1996, was the inspiration behind the Onley Make Believe product line and business venture. With a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute, Onley has continued to work with a number of interior designers, retailers, and private clients throughout the Country. His designs have been featured in several Bay Area publications, including California Home and Design Magazine; The San Francisco Chronicle Home Section and the San Francisco Examiner Sunday Magazine. Recently, OMB has expanded its product offerings, and the line can be seen at the Company's website: http://www. onleymakebelieve. com (http://www. onleymakebelieve. com).



From what's currently available and featured from Onley Make Believe, it is for certain that the Company is continuing to create a "real" difference in the Community and the world of interiors.



For more information, or to receive a Marketing Kit, please call Gerard Onley at 415/885-2557, or email gonley@aol. com.



URL: www. onleymakebelieve. com



CONTACT: Onley Make Believe



Gerard Onley, 415/885-2557



Gonley@aol. com

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New TileWarm Reseller Program Makes Floor Warming Simple & Profitable -- Warm Up Sales with Speedheat Generation4 Electric Radiant Floor Heating

New TileWarm Reseller Program Makes Floor Warming Simple & Profitable -- Warm Up Sales with Speedheat Generation4 Electric Radiant Floor Heating



With Speedheat's TileWarm™ reseller program, flooring stores, custom builders and professional designers can easily earn generous profits on the world's most advanced Generation4™ electric radiant floor warming systems. Speedheat's risk-free program is also ideal for flooring contractors, remodeling companies and design-build firms.



Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 11, 2007



Floor warming is becoming an increasingly popular upgrade as more homeowners are requesting toasty tiles in the bathroom and asking for warm floors throughout other parts of the house. To help flooring retailers, renovators and builders meet the growing demand for this trend, Speedheat® (http://www. speedheat. us) has just introduced a new program that makes it easy and lucrative for resellers to offer TileWarm™ (http://www. speedheat. us/tile_warm. htm) to consumers.



TileWarm™ is a revolutionary floor heating system by Speedheat®, a world leader in the radiant heating industry for over 20 years. TileWarm™ is easy to install under ceramic tile, stone, marble and even vinyl. TileWarm™ is part of Speedheat's newly introduced Generation4™ product line that features the most technologically advanced electric radiant floor heating (http://www. speedheat. us/comfort_benefits. htm) systems in the world. The entire G4™ line offers distinct advantages in comfort, conservation, health and safety.



"Luxury upgrades, such as floor warming (http://www. speedheat. us/home. htm), are a valuable tool for builders, renovators and flooring stores to increase their margins," says Peter Newman, President of Speedheat U. S. "With the introduction of our new reseller program, we wanted to make selling our under floor heating systems as advantageous as possible. There are no up front costs, and we offer complimentary promotional materials, free quotes, installation assistance, and the ability for our resellers to make 40% or greater profits."



Speedheat Ensures Reseller Success:



With Speedheat's new reseller program, qualified partners enjoy extremely competitive pricing on TileWarm™ and Speedheat's other Generation4™ under floor warming systems including CarpetMate™ (http://www. speedheat. us/carpet_mate. htm) WoodBeWarmer™ (http://www. speedheat. us/woodbewarm. htm) and RugBuddy™ (http://www. speedheat. us/rug_buddy. htm). Resellers are not required to carry inventory, and Speedheat will provide complimentary literature and free custom quotes. Resellers may mark up the systems as they wish. Speedheat will also provide resellers with installation training (http://www. speedheat. us/inst. htm) for their employees and/or contractors via their web site, toll free support line at 1-888-WARM-FLOOR (1-888-927-6356) and through training in the metro Atlanta area.



Becoming a Speedheat® Reseller is Simple:



To become a reseller and be eligible for 40% discounts off recommended retail prices, prospective partners must own a business in the flooring, design, architectural, building, renovation and/or construction industries. To become registered, resellers may fax a copy of their business card and/or business license to 1-888-927-6357 or they may email a link to their web site via Speedheat's contact form (http://www. speedheat. us/contact. htm). To obtain free quotations, resellers may simply fax or email their floorplans to Speedheat, and they will receive a highly competitive quote for the product (and a price for optional installation by Speedheat's trained technicians within a 50 mile radius of Atlanta).



"As a reseller, Speedheat® will help you promote the product and offer installation assistance," says Pieter Jansens, Chairman of Speedheat International. "With the industry's most advanced products, generous reseller pricing, satisfaction guarantees, and greater installation flexibility in tricky spaces, we strive to make floor heating an easy-to-sell upgrade that is highly profitable for our sales partners."



Speedheat® Generation4™ Systems Offer Many Unique Advantages:



Speedheat® is easy to install at any time, in any room and under virtually any floor covering (carpet, stone, floating wood, laminates, vinyl and more). Other G4™ advantages include:



Customized Comfort and Ease of Installation:



Speedheat® systems are fully customized to meet the specific needs of each installation. Since many variables are taken into consideration in creating the optimum solution (i. e. flooring materials, climate, consumer preferences, subfloor construction, etc), Speedheat is happy to assist builders and contractors in specifying the correct products. Speedheat's feather thin heating element maneuvers easily in tricky spaces and the build up height is only 1/16", making the heating system perfect for installation in new and remodeled homes.



Optimized Energy Conservation:



Because Speedheat's ultra thin Generation4™ heating element is optimally engineered to be 'in touch' with floor finishes, it warms floors faster than any other systems and at lower, safer temperatures. Because the element is installed closer to the surface than other products, it uses less energy to operate. Speedheat® also uses more element per square foot than other manufacturers to achieve unequalled low operating temperatures which also reduces energy consumption. Because Speedheat's G4™ systems are the most responsive, their Intellistat™ thermostats also achieve comfort balance with microclimate adjustments, versus fully cycling on and off like other systems, which makes them even more efficient to operate.



Promotes Healthier Environments:



Speedheat's Generation4™ systems provide optimum thermal comfort at lower temperatures than conventional heating systems. This in turn means that G4™ does not dry out air as much as older generation systems. Lower air temperatures contain a lesser amount of moisture and bacteria, thus humidity discomfort and the levels of airborne particles are reduced. In fact, even the Department of Energy says, "Radiant heating has a number of advantages: It is more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts. The lack of moving air can also be advantageous to people with severe allergies."



Uncompromised Safety:



Only Speedheat's G4™ systems feature the patented PTCSelfControl™ flexible heating element that is the thinnest in the industry at less than 1/16" in diameter. The self-regulating element prevents overheating, and the multi-stranded core is protected with a tough outer sheath to stop abrasion and corrosion. All Speedheat® products have undergone rigorous testing, including complete submersion in water while energized. All systems feature a full-surround ground screen that is an effective EMR, EMI and RFI shield, and GFCI protection provides absolute electrical safety. Speedheat's products are all UL-listed and National Electric Code (NEC) compliant.



Recent Publicity in USA:



Speedheat® was recently featured in This Old House Magazine's "20 of the Year's Coolest Tools, Gizmos and Gadgets" list. Speedheat® has also been featured in such publications as: Southern Living, House DIY (formerly do!), Atlanta Home Improvement, Points North, Living in Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Rug Insider. Metropolitan Home magazine featured RugBuddy in their May 2006 Design 100 list. RugBuddy was also named as one of the "35 Best Home Products" in the February 2006 issue of Mountain Living.



Additional Information:



For information about reseller opportunities in America, please contact Peter Newman. For general product information, pricing estimates and/or installation scheduling, please contact Ingrid Weir. Phone 1-888-WARM-FLOOR (1-888-927-6356), fax 1-888-927-6357 or visit www. speedheat. us.



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Chef to Plate National Awareness Campaign Kicks Off in May - Celiac Awareness Month

Chef to Plate National Awareness Campaign Kicks Off in May - Celiac Awareness Month



Restaurants across America help spread awareness of gluten intolerances by participating in the Chef to Plate Awareness Campaign in May as part of Celiac Awareness Month. Dining out can be difficult for persons with celiac disease and other forms of gluten intolerances. Restaurants offering gluten-free meal options are being proactive in helping 15 million Americans dine out without fear. Chef to Plate celebrates these restaurants during Celiac Awareness Month.



Auburn, WA (PRWEB) April 7, 2009



In the US, over 15 million people suffer from gluten intolerances and rely on restaurants with gluten-free menus to be able to dine out safely. Restaurants across America will participate in the Chef to Plate Awareness Campaign (www. gluten. net/events. php (http://www. gluten. net/events. php)) to help spread awareness of celiac disease and other forms of gluten intolerances during May - Celiac Awareness Month.



Restaurants both large and small are eager to participate in the Chef to Plate Campaign. Many restaurants find the gluten-free menu has brought them a loyal group of customers who return over and over. Gluten-free consumers rely on these restaurants to dine out without getting sick. Studies show that as many as 64% of persons with celiac disease do not eat away from home, adding to their feelings of having a low quality of life. Restaurants like Sambuca's in NY are realizing increased revenue at 14% or more by offering gluten-free options.



May is celebrated worldwide as celiac awareness month. 1 in 133 people suffer from celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that damages the intestine when proteins from wheat, rye or barley (gluten) are eaten. Celiac disease is most commonly associated with early bone disease, anemia, infertility and aggressive cancers, but can include many symptoms in every body system. For another 15 million people in the US, gluten intolerance doesn't damage the intestines but causes symptoms that interfere with their ability to feel healthy. Although limited, research suggests that a gluten-free diet may be helpful in a number of health conditions.



Wheat is found in many foods, making it difficult to eliminate gluten. Offering gluten free menu choices can be as easy as omitting foods or making creative substitutions to existing menu items. "Cheeseburger in Paradise is committed to providing delicious menu items for our guests with gluten-free diets", says Casey Barile, Marketing Manager. The Cheeseburger in Paradise gluten-free menu ranges from appetizers and salads, to trademark island specialties. Some favorites include the bunless Caribbean Chicken Sandwich--a jerk-season chicken breast topped with melted Swiss cheese, roasted red and yellow bell peppers, and a creamy red pepper aioli; a unique Island Chef Salad featuring roasted chicken breast, pineapple, coconut, candied almonds, and golden raisins in a fresh mix of greens, all tossed with Cheeseburger in Paradise's own Coconut Curry dressing; and non-alcoholic Tropical Paradise drink, a concoction sure to put anyone in an island state of mind, says Watson. Patrons agree.



Chef to Plate is a national awareness campaign of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North American (GIG) and is endorsed by GlutenFree Passport; Gluten-Free on the Go; The Celiac Scene; and Trisha Thompson, the Gluten-Free Dietitian. To learn more about the Chef to Plate: Celebrating Restaurants Serving Up Gluten-Free Awareness Campaign, participating restaurants, celiac disease, GIG or the campaign endorsers visit http://www. gluten. net/events. php (http://www. gluten. net/events. php).



About Gluten Intolerance Group of North American:

GIG is a national nonprofit organization who has been providing consumer and food industry support and education for 35 years. Cynthia Kupper, RD, executive director is a respected authority in gluten intolerances, food industry programs and the gluten-free diet. For more information contact Ms Kupper at 253-833-6655 or visit www. GLUTEN. net.



About Chef to Plate Endorsers:

GlutenFree Passport provides food services education and consulting services that empower consumers in their ability to eat away from home safely. For more information contact visit www. glutenfreepassport. com.



Gluten-Free on the Go is an internet celiac-friendly guide to restaurants, cafes and hotels worldwide. For more information contact visit www. gluten-free-onthego. com.



The Celiac Scene is a guide to finding gluten-free products and services. For more information visit www. theceliacscene. com.



Trisha Thompson, the Gluten-Free Dietitian an author and leading expert in celiac disease and the gluten-free lifestyle. For more information visit www. glutenfreedietitian. com.



Contact:

Cynthia Kupper, executive director

Gluten Intolerance Group of North America

253-833-6655

Http://www. Gluten. net (http://www. Gluten. net)



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Kwik Fit Insurance Win Employee Benefit Award

Kwik Fit Insurance Win Employee Benefit Award



Kwik Fit Insurance has been celebrating winning a major UK employment award.



(PRWeb UK) July 27, 2010



The insurance intermediary’s Flex programme claimed the honours for ‘Most Effective Benefits Strategy (for organisations with more than 1000 staff)’ at the Employee Benefits Awards, the only UK event dedicated to celebrating employers’ reward and benefits strategies.



Kwik Fit Insurance, whose core business is car insurance, was praised for using its benefits strategy to overcome a number of wider business issues such as staff retention, employee satisfaction, reduced absence and attracting the best staff.



Brendan Devine, Group Managing Director of Kwik Fit Insurance said: “This award reflects the huge attention to detail that has been given to ensure that all staff working at our Uddingston headquarters enjoy a happy and fulfilling work environment. Since our flexible benefits scheme was introduced, absence levels and staff turnover have almost halved.”



Absence levels at KFI have reduced year on year from 6.8% in 2005 to 3.5% in 2009, and staff turnover has fallen from 40% in 2004 to 22% in 2009. Recruitment costs have also dropped, with more direct job applications being made as a result of word of mouth.



Debi O’Donovan, editor of Employee Benefits Magazine, said: ”This year’s entries are particularly notable for how investing in benefits has enabled so many employers to engage staff during tough times in order to drive their business strategies. We had more than 100 finalists drawn from our total list of entrants – demonstrating the importance of employee benefits, even during the recession year of 2009. “



In giving the award to KFI, the judges commented that it was unusual to find such extensive on-site facilities in any organisation, let alone in a call-centre environment. The facilities at Uddingston include an on-site nursery, a full-time staff concierge service, a fully equipped gym and full-time personal trainer, a full-time occupational nurse and a state-of-the-art bistro offering a subsidised menu featuring local produce. In 2009, the company also invested a six-figure sum in creating a chill-out zone for staff, with plasma TVs linked to games consoles, a coffee and smoothie bar, internet access and US-style pool tables.



The firm’s flexible benefits scheme includes a wide range of perks, such as dental insurance, private medical insurance, retail vouchers, holiday trading and bikes for work. To help staff with their annual benefits selections, the company holds workshops, run by independent tax advisers, which staff are given time to attend during the working day. These are provided free of charge to staff – fairly unusual in most industry sectors.



Earlier this year Kwik Fit Insurance won the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commendation Award from The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives, confirming the company’s status as one of the healthiest employers in Scotland.

Ends



Note To Editors

Kwik Fit Insurance Services was launched in 1995 and has grown to become one of the UK's leading motor insurance distributors, as well as a major presence in home and other insurance markets.



Kwik Fit Insurance Services comprises Kwik Fit Insurance, The Green Insurance Company and Express Insurance.



The company’s award-winning call centre in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, now employs more than 1000 people and was named in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2010 list.



Since its launch in 1995, Kwik Fit Insurance Services has grown and developed into one of Scotland's most dynamic contact centres.

The philosophy of the business is to provide the best possible service to customers.



For more information please visit http://www. kwik-fitinsurance. com/



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UGL Unicco Launches Energy Services

UGL Unicco Launches Energy Services



UGL Unicco, a subsidiary of UGL Limited, today announced a new Energy Services practice that consolidates and enhances its previous portfolio of energy management offerings.



Newton, Mass. (PRWEB) November 17, 2009



UGL Unicco, a subsidiary of UGL Limited, today announced a new Energy Services practice that consolidates and enhances its previous portfolio of energy management offerings. Headed by newly appointed Vice President, Energy Services Tony Shaker, UGL Unicco Energy Services helps customers manage energy supply and usage, as well as develop and implement long-term strategies to reduce consumption and costs while improving sustainability.



UGL Unicco Energy Services focuses on the following aspects of energy lifecycle management:



Supply – UGL Unicco Energy Services helps customers find optimal traditional and alternative (green) energy sources, and develop alternative models for purchasing energy in wholesale and commercial markets at the most cost-effective rates.



Awareness – UGL Unicco Energy Services encourages building occupants to become active participants in the energy conservation process. The program reaches building occupants through normal communications channels, as well as special Web sites and programs, including real-time energy monitors/displays.



Analysis/Certification – UGL Unicco Energy Services offers a number of analysis services ranging from carbon footprint evaluations to energy trending and profiles, benchmarking, real-time monitoring and reporting. Energy professionals conduct American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level I, II & III energy analyses of building systems resulting in gap analyses that detail ways to optimize energy systems, reduce carbon emissions, and create offsets. U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals help customers move through LEED certification programs.



Operational Strategies – UGL Unicco Energy Services helps companies evaluate and qualify for government and utility company rebates for retrofits and upgrades, as well as demand response programs. Energy invoice reviews that analyze cost components and compare invoices to actual usage to minimize errors and reduce overall costs are also available.



Customers may select any or all of the available services ranging from low-cost walkthroughs to investment grade energy analysis and project management. Customers may also receive guidance on financing and performance-based contracting by third-party partners or subcontracted engineering firms.



“Energy awareness and sustainability have to be major elements of any building management program,” commented UGL Unicco Vice President & General Manager Operations David Giamichael. “UGL Unicco Energy Services focuses our resources and expertise to help customers take a lifecycle approach to energy management and sustainability that will pay environmental and financial dividends for years to come.”



Tony Shaker

Tony Shaker is Vice President Energy Services reporting to Mr. Giamichael. Mr. Shaker joined UGL Unicco in 2005 and was most recently Vice President Maintenance & Operations.



He has worked with HVAC and building systems as Project Engineer, Project Manager, Contract Manager and other positions for mechanical contracting companies, rising to become President of a company that has since become a division of a larger corporation. Mr. Shaker also founded Building Technology Engineers, an onsite mechanical and electrical operations and maintenance contractor, which was subsequently sold.



Mr. Shaker is active in several industry associations, including the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Association of Facility Engineers (AFE), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and is a member of the MIT Energy Club.



He has taught courses on HVAC design at Northeastern University and the Franklin Institute, presented at several conferences and seminars, and written articles for industry publications. Mr. Shaker received a MS in engineering from Syracuse University.



About UGL Unicco

UGL Unicco, a premier provider of outsourced facilities services, is a subsidiary of UGL Limited (ASX:UGL). Based in Boston, UGL Unicco offers facilities maintenance, operations, cleaning, energy and administrative/office services, as well as plant services in support of industrial operations. The company counts one quarter of the Fortune 100 companies among its portfolio of North American customers and maintains an industry-leading 95% customer retention rate. Its more than 18,000 employees support corporate, multi-tenant, education, retail, government and public venue facilities. The company also offers single-source mobile maintenance and cleaning services for geographically dispersed branch offices. It is committed to green services through its award-winning UGL Unicco Sustainability Services program (www. greenservice. com) that supports sustainability across its service offerings. UGL Unicco's advanced facilities initiatives include the myunicco. com portal, UNI-Q® mobile inspection system, USafe® health and safety program, eProcurement systems, and a 24x7 national operations center.



UGL Unicco, along with UGL Equis, a commercial real estate firm based in Chicago, is part of UGL Services, a division of UGL that provides Corporate Real Estate and Facility Solutions around the world. For further information about UGL Unicco, call 888-751-9100 or visit www. ugl-unicco. com.



For further information, please contact:



Donna Guadagno – UGL Unicco: 617-559-4194



Sandy McLaughlin – Soucy Communications Group: 781-898-7305



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Green Academy Awards are Golden: Second Annual GREEN LOG Homes & Lifestyles Award Show Put Green Home Products on Red Carpet

Green Academy Awards are Golden: Second Annual GREEN LOG Homes & Lifestyles Award Show Put Green Home Products on Red Carpet



Now that going green is as patriotic as red, white and blue, America's building industry is beaming with pride for its green version of the Academy Awards. After a record-breaking premiere in 2008, the non-profit GREEN LOG Homes & Lifestyles Awards have announced their 2009 Call for Entries. Bringing outstanding products to the forefront of public and media attention, the Green Log award recognizes remarkable green solutions from America's home building industry.



Meridian, ID (PRWEB) January 8, 2009



Now that going green is as patriotic as red, white and blue, America's building industry is beaming with pride for its green version of the Academy Awards. After a record-breaking premiere in 2008, the non-profit GREEN LOG Homes & Lifestyles Awards (http://www. greenlogawards. com) have announced their 2009 Call for Entries. Bringing outstanding products to the forefront of public and media attention, the Green Log award recognizes remarkable green solutions from America's home building industry.



The mission of the 2008 Green Log Awards program is to provide both information and inspiration. The GREEN LOG Homes and Lifestyles Awards was founded in 2008 and continues in 2009 as a "bottom up" social media initiative to engage Internet users and connect individual homeowners with the products, services, and web sites that are "Building a Greener World One Home at a Time."



Do you know of a company that provides a valuable green solution, product or service to the home building industry and deserves to be in the spotlight? Now is the time to nominate them for the 2009 GREEN LOG Homes & Lifestyles Awards. Simply go to the Green Log Awards web site and complete the 2009 Green Log Nomination form (http://www. greenlogawards. com/nominations/ (http://www. greenlogawards. com/nominations/)). There are no fees associated with the nomination or award process; our way of saying thank you to companies striving to make a change.



To foster healthier home environments that conserve our planet's natural resources, the 2009 Green Log Awards judging panel will bestow the Green Log Award emblem in May 2009 to companies making a green difference today. Part of this recognition will include a People's Choice award since voting for the Green Log nominees will be open to the public at polling places on blogs and web sites across the Web. The public will be able to choose from among dozens of outstanding, eco-sustainable solutions and learn more about the companies behind them. Following the open voting period, the esteemed Green Log Awards judging panel will convene to further evaluate and ultimately decide the 2009 Green Log Award finalists. For details on the judging panel, please visit www. GreenLogAwards. com.



The 2009 Green Log Awards (http://www. greenlogawards. com) campaign also offers sponsorship opportunities that allow companies to demonstrate their resolve to positive change and innovation in the green home industry. Award polling places will be among those linked to in a large number of social media channels across the Internet. In addition, the Green Log Awards team will be utilizing Green Media Toolshed, a nationally distributed press bureau in promoting and bringing awareness about the awards program, nominees, and sponsors.



Learn more about how your favorite green home products company can be part of this important, three-month public interest campaign that will garner national attention and also earn a 12-month, 24/7 presence on the GREEN LOG Homes & Lifestyle Awards Web page by visiting http://www. greenlogawards. com/sponsors-2009/ (http://www. greenlogawards. com/sponsors-2009/). Sponsored by PrecisionCraft Log Homes (http://www. precisioncraft. com) & Mountain Architects, green design specialists (http://www. mtnarchitects-loghomes. com).



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Sarasota Advertising, Branding and Public Relations Firm, CAP Creative, Captures Encore Telly Wins

Sarasota Advertising, Branding and Public Relations Firm, CAP Creative, Captures Encore Telly Wins



Sarasota Advertising, Branding and Public Relations Firm Captures Encore Telly Wins for pair of :30-second TV commericals produced for a community bank. The company produced a second series of commercials to follow up the 2005 "Welcome" Campaign. Two of the three in the series garnered the coveted Telly Awards.



Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) July 14, 2006



Sarasota Advertising Agency and Public Relations company, CAP Creative, has won two prestigious TELLY AWARDS for outstanding production of a local television commercial. The commercials were written and produced for a multiple-location community bank experiencing strong growth fueled by the expansion of consumer and commercial products and services.



The “Welcome” campaign gets its roots from the openly friendly atmosphere and neighborly feeling customers encounter as they go about their banking business at the ninety-year old institution. “We wanted to capture the warmth and genuine caring attitude our client offers its customers,” said Roxanne Joffe, president and co-owner of CAP. To do so, the firm captured images of actual customers both at the bank and in their individual places of business.



“We integrated the campaign across several platforms -- print, TV, Radio, Internet, collateral -- to create a strong Brand for them,” said Samuel Stern, CAP Creative CEO and Joffe’s partner. “This is an extension to last year’s ‘Welcome’ campaign, which focused on personal banking. This year, we concentrated on the bank’s commercial services,” he explained.



The “Welcome” campaign also won a Silver ADDY and an AMY (Best of Category, :30-second TV) at this spring’s Advertising Federation of the Sun Coast awards banquet plus returned a TELLY AWARD in 2005, as well.



About The Telly Awards



The Telly Awards were founded in 1978 and are considered the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. The annual awards showcase the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world. The judges are all top advertising and production professionals and past Telly Award winners with an interest in upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. Judges evaluated 12,000 entries in 2006 year to recognize distinction in creative work.



About CAP Creative



CAP Creative is a full service Advertising and Public Relations firm with an emphasis on Branding. Notable clients include Triton Companies, Sarasota-Manatee Originals, DineOriginals, American Dental Sales, HealthTrust LLC, Carlson Studio Architecture, Charleston Place Development, LLC, Bank of Bennington, SinoFresh HealthCare, Inc. and Gasparilla Properties.



The agency is located at 1900 Main Street in downtown Sarasota and has garnered numerous advertising industry awards for excellence, including 16 ADDY Awards and two Best of Category AMYS in 2005 and 21 ADDYs and one AMY in 2006. The company is also a positive and proactive member of the local, regional and state community and currently the Executive Producer of the 2006 Sarasota Reading Festival. Visit www. capcreative. com for a virtual tour.



CONTACT:



Roxanne Joffe



CAP Creative 



1900 Main Street 



Sarasota, FL 34236  



(941) 953-9191  



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Research and Markets: Cardiovascular Disease and Type II Diabetes are a Growing Problem for the Developed World

Research and Markets: Cardiovascular Disease and Type II Diabetes are a Growing Problem for the Developed World



Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c20279) has announced the addition of Functional Foods, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes to their offering.



Dublin (PRWEB) July 7, 2005



Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c20279 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c20279)) has announced the addition of Functional Foods, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes to their offering.



Cardiovascular disease and Type II diabetes are a growing problem for the developed world, putting an ever greater strain on healthcare systems. Edited by a leading authority, this important collection reviews the role of functional foods in helping to prevent these chronic diseases.



Functional Foods, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes reviews functional foods connection to preventing chronic diseases. It examines the potential and limitations of dietary influences and illustrates health benefits associated with diverse food groups.



Two introductory chapters provide a context for the rest of the book by assessing the potential of functional foods to prevent disease and the key issues concerning health claims. Part 1 examines the importance of diet in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, with chapters on fat soluble nutrients, antioxidants and iron intake. Part 2 focuses on the role of phytochemicals in preventing cardiovascular disease, including chapters on isoflavones and plant sterols. Part 3 addresses the control of dietary fat, including the use of polyunsaturated fatty acids and fat replacers. The final part of the book reviews the use of starch and other functional ingredients in controlling cardiovascular disease, with individual chapters on cereal beta-glucans, grain legumes and food fermentation by lactic acid bacteria.



For more information visit http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c20279 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c20279)



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Clear Passage Therapies Honors National Infertility Awareness Week: Launches New Blog

Clear Passage Therapies Honors National Infertility Awareness Week: Launches New Blog



Clear Passage Therapies honors National Infertility Awareness Week with the 'ribbon-cutting' opening of their new blog on adhesions, infertility, sexual dysfunction, and pain.



Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) October 23, 2008



Clear Passage Therapies, a recognized leader in non-surgical treatment for female infertility, launches the new Clear Passage blog (http://www. clearpassage. com/blog) this week in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week.



Clinical Director, Belinda Wurn, says, "We hope this blog will become a resource for people to discuss and share advice on infertility, adhesions, and related health issues."



According to the National Center for Health Statistics, an estimated six million women in the US experience infertility, and that number is growing. Ovulation problems account for a big part of female infertility; warning signs include irregular or absent menstruation. Adhesions and blocked fallopian tubes (http://www. clearpassage. com/infertility/blocked-fallopian-tubes. php) are also major causes of infertility. Fallopian tubes can become blocked by adhesions after surgery, trauma, infection, or inflammation.



Adhesions are a by-product of the healing process. Surgery (c-section, D&C, or other pelvic or abdominal surgery), trauma (auto accident, a fall, physical or sexual abuse), infection (bladder or yeast), and inflammation (endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or STD) can all cause adhesions to form in the female reproductive organs. After they attach and grow, they can restrict normal body function and cause pain and dysfunction, including nearly half of all female infertility.



"Our blog will highlight adhesions and infertility (http://www. clearpassage. com/infertility/adhesions. php), as well as pain and dysfunction," says Wurn. "We plan to offer educational podcasts, videos, and polls. Most importantly, bloggers will be able to post comments for discussion."



Wurn believes the blog can play a pivotal role in helping women discuss important medical concerns. She states, "Twenty years ago, my body was left scared and in pain after surgery and radiation therapy for cervical cancer. I wish a forum like this had existed then where I could speak with other women and experts about the pain and sexual dysfunction I experienced." Unable to find treatment to relieve her pain, Belinda and her husband, Larry, designed a manual physical therapy protocol that eventually helped her recover.



The Wurns are currently co-authoring a book, 'Miracle Moms, Better Sex, Less Pain' (http://www. clearpassage. com/resources/book. php), that examines their non-surgical manual physical therapy (Wurn Technique). The therapy has been shown to reduce adhesions, decrease pain, and restore function in peer-reviewed medical journals. It has proven effective for many people without the risks or side effects of surgery or drugs. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other treatments.



The book will be published this winter and includes research gynecologist, Richard King, MD, as a co-author. The authors plan to provide the table of contents at the blog to open discussions with their readers on important topics. A free e-book excerpt from the book will also be available soon at www. clearpassage. com.



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U. S. Foodservice™ Turns to Tenrox Timesheet for Visibility into IT Project Costs

U. S. Foodservice™ Turns to Tenrox Timesheet for Visibility into IT Project Costs



Tenrox announces that U. S. Foodservice – a subsidiary of Ahold – has purchased Tenrox Timesheet workforce management software to track and measure time and labor costs of 200+ IT projects the company undertakes each year. Tenrox Timesheet will be used by 400 IT users located across Columbia, Greenville, Skokie and Phoenix.



Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2006



Tenrox, the leading provider of workflow driven timesheet solutions, today announced that U. S. Foodservice – a subsidiary of Ahold – has purchased Tenrox Timesheet workforce management software to track and measure time and labor costs of 200+ IT projects the company undertakes each year. U. S. Foodservice is one of the leading broadline foodservice distributors in the United States with 78 distribution centers nationwide. Tenrox Timesheet will be used by 400 IT users located across Columbia, Greenville, Skokie and Phoenix.



Tenrox Timesheet will provide U. S. Foodservice with increased visibility into IT project costs, and enable the company to analyze these costs versus project estimates. The accurate and detailed tracking of project time, expense, costs, and approvals provided by Tenrox Timesheet enables U. S. Foodservice to improve efficiencies, gain a global view of time and labor costs associated with each IT project, and quickly assess overall project costs and profitability.



“Without a timekeeping system, it was very difficult to measure the accuracy of our IT project estimates, and equally difficult to manage our resources,” said Molly Fine, VP of Application Development at U. S. Foodservice. “After evaluating several other solutions, we chose Tenrox for several reasons. The system provided the best value for our investment dollar, and was a perfect fit with our immediate needs. Tenrox also offers a lot of functionality without unnecessary system complexity. In addition, the software’s modular approach will enable us to add on capabilities as our needs evolve including, for instance, integration with Microsoft Project and SharePoint once these systems are deployed.”



About U. S. Foodservice ™



U. S. Foodservice™ is one of the leading broad line foodservice distributors in the United States, with yearly revenues exceeding $18 billion. The company’s support offices are located in Columbia, Maryland, between Washington, D. C., and Baltimore, Maryland. With 78 distribution centers nationwide, U. S. Foodservice™ is conveniently located for quick and easy, local access for all existing and potential customers. U. S. Foodservice™ markets and distributes more than 43,000 national, private label and signature brand items across America; and supports over 250,000 foodservice customers, including restaurants, hotels, healthcare facilities, cafeterias and schools. The Company employs more than 28,000 foodservice professionals; and its customer base includes independent and chain businesses. For more information on U. S. Foodservice visit the company web site at www. usfoodservice. com.



About Tenrox



Tenrox is the leading provider of workflow driven timesheet solutions. Tenrox Timesheet tracks budgets and billable work, facilitates compliance with project governance, labor and industry regulations, and improves productivity and decision-making.



Since 1995, Tenrox has served over 800 organizations in 50 countries including IBM, BCE Emergis, Corning Cable Systems, McKesson, British Columbia Auditor General, Arrow International, Wyeth, First National Bank, Scottish Life and Major Drilling. Tenrox software is available through direct sales channels and a network of worldwide resellers and partners.



For more information, visit www. tenrox. com, call (626) 796-6640.



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Npower Heath Through Warmth Scheme Reaches 2000th Milestone

Npower Heath Through Warmth Scheme Reaches 2000th Milestone



Npower's Health Through Warmth scheme two milestones this month, receiving its 2000th referral and assessing £2 million of leverage to help fund the scheme for Leicester residents.



Shirley, West Midlands (PRWEB) July 3, 2010



npower's Heath Through Warmth scheme has reached two impressive milestones this month, seven years after its launch in Leicester.



The scheme, which is managed locally by Leicester City Council in partnership with NHS Leicester, hit two milestones within days of one another, receiving its 2,000th referral and accessing £2 million of leverage to fund the heating and insulation measures installed for vulnerable Leicester residents with cold and damp related illnesses.



Npowers Health Through Warmth scheme (http://www. npower. com/health_through_warmth/ (http://www. npower. com/health_through_warmth/)) aims to help vulnerable residents whose health is made worse by cold and damp living conditions and they don't have inadequate heating and insulation.



The scheme relies on community workers referring people to the scheme. Each referral is assessed individually by the local Health Through Warmth co-ordinator and funding is accessed from a variety of sources, including the unique npower Health Through Warmth Crisis Fund, government grants and charitable funds to help pay for the installation of appropriate heating and insulation measures.



Elaine Midwinter, Health Through Warmth scheme manager, commented: "We're thrilled that Health Through Warmth has reached two such impressive milestones in Leicester. I'd like to thank the team at Leicester City Council, as well as all our partners and referrers who have helped to make Health Through Warmth such a success in the area. It is thanks to their hard work that we are able to continue improving the comfort and quality of life for vulnerable residents."



One Leicester resident who has recently been assisted by npower's Health Through Warmth scheme is 65-year-old Yvonne Devereux.



Yvonne has osteoporosis and severe arthritis which is made worse by the cold. Towards the end of 2009, Yvonne found her boiler was regularly breaking down and was warned by her engineer that, unless it was replaced, it would stop working completely, leaving her without heating and hot water during one of the coldest winters on record.



As Yvonne did not have the means to fund a replacement boiler herself, she contacted the Leicestershire and Rutland branch of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, (SSAFA) Forces Help, as her late husband had served in the Navy. SSAFA Forces Help quickly referred Yvonne to npower's Health Through Warmth scheme, which arranged the installation of a brand new combi-boiler, funded by contributions from the unique npower Health Through Warmth Crisis Fund and SSAFA Forces Help.



Yvonne commented: "I had never heard of Health Through Warmth before, but when I was told that my boiler needed replacing, I got in contact with SSAFA Forces Help who said that because of my arthritis and osteoporosis I was eligible for help from the scheme.



"Within a week someone had come round to assess the work needed and just before the really cold weather and snow set in, I had a new boiler installed (http://www. npower. com/web/150free/index. htm (http://www. npower. com/web/150free/index. htm)). I'm thrilled Health Through Warmth could help me and I dread to think what would have happened if I didn't have heating during the snowy weather."



Leicester is one of 15 areas across England and Wales in which npower's Health Through Warmth scheme operates. The scheme was set up in 2000 by npower (http://www. npower. com/ (http://www. npower. com/)), in partnership with National Energy Action (NEA) and the NHS. More than 57,000 people have been referred to the scheme since 2000, which has leveraged nearly £48 million to secure heating and insulation (http://www. npower. com/lp/insulation/ (http://www. npower. com/lp/insulation/)) measures for vulnerable residents with cold and damp related illnesses. More than £5 million has been accessed from the unique npower Health Through Warmth Crisis Fund and £725,161 from charitable organisations.



For more information, visit www. healththroughwarmth. com



About npower:

Npower is one of the top energy suppliers to the UK business market, serving over 238,000 small to medium sized enterprise sites and around 17,000 industrial and commercial customers, with over 100,000 sites



For media information, please call:

Rebecca Wallace

Account Director

Public Relations

McCann Erickson

Communications House

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Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Advances Internet Based Communications with ProviderLink

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Advances Internet Based Communications with ProviderLink



ProviderLink, Inc., (www. providerlink. com), a healthcare I. T. communications company dedicated to helping clients build results-driven online communities, announced today that Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, the largest private medical center in Louisiana, has successfully implemented ProviderLink's communication tools. The medical center's case management team is now using ProviderLink to communicate online with government and private payors, as well as skilled nursing facilities, all through a single interface and workflow.



Cary, North Carolina, (PRWEB) January 18, 2006 –



ProviderLink, Inc., (www. providerlink. com), a healthcare I. T. communications company dedicated to helping clients build results-driven online communities, announced today that Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, the largest private medical center in Louisiana, has successfully implemented ProviderLink's communication tools. The medical center's case management team is now using ProviderLink to communicate online with government and private payors, as well as skilled nursing facilities, all through a single interface and workflow.



Paige Hargrove, RN, BSN, CCM, and director of medical case management at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOL) comments on the implementation, “Within a matter of days our case management team and discharge planners were able to communicate referral information to skilled nursing facilities via the Internet. Referrals and associated forms can be instantly broadcast to skilled nursing facilities. This improves our patient throughput and gives the patient seamless movement through the care delivery system.” Their paper-based system, while useful for the time, became very cumbersome and difficult to manage. Hargrove continued “Without an audit trail of what information was sent to whom and when, it was difficult to identify communication breakdowns. Often, the whole process of sending referrals had to be completed again from the beginning.” With ProviderLink, employees can easily look up the communication history of any patient. Staff can quickly bring themselves up to speed and interchange with one another, without disrupting the flow or accuracy of patient referral information.



Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center strives to gain the same positive outcomes WakeMed Health and Hospitals, a 752 bed network of medical centers, ambulatory care centers, and outpatient facilities in North Carolina has realized. The WakeMed Hospital – Raleigh campus - reports a 1.35 day reduction in length of stay for patients being discharged to extended care facilities. WakeMed attributes this decrease in length of stay to operation improvement initiatives and ProviderLink's tool set, which enabled them to communicate via the Internet, crucial forms and information necessary for discharge. 



In addition to the discharge planning process, ProviderLink is being used at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center to communicate insurance reviews to the state Medicaid program and private payors. By moving the paper workflow to an online environment OLOL will gain tighter control of their revenue cycle management, which could lead to increased cash flow and decreased accounts receivable days. Robb Hutchison, vice president of sales at ProviderLink applauds the medical center's tenacity, “Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is committed to the use of technology for improving patient communications. They lead the way within the Louisiana hospital system towards unified patient information exchange.”



ProviderLink's presence in the Louisiana region is growing rapidly. OLOL, Louisiana State Medicaid, and Central Management Services, owner of 17 nursing facilities throughout the state are currently ProviderLink users. ProviderLink has also been endorsed by the Louisiana Nursing Home Association.



About ProviderLink



ProviderLink (www. providerlink. com) is an I. T. communications company providing an innovative technology and methodology to successfully create online healthcare communities and information exchange initiatives. Using ProviderLink's Internet-based tools, clients are empowered to manage all of their communication transports such as fax, EDI, forms, web portals and paper communications through a single interface, workflow and patient-centric audit trail. Customers include major hospitals, post-acute care facilities, medical equipment companies, physician practices, private payors, Medicaid programs and RHIO initiatives. ProviderLink combines practical, non-invasive and cost-effective Internet-based technology and consulting services to help clients implement best practices around their communication workflows. Most important, ProviderLink empowers its customers with both the vision and tools they need to drive provider adoption of online communications while creating a smooth migration path to automating information exchanges with all of their communication partners. Contact ProviderLink at www. providerlink. com or 866.398.2804.



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Fitness and Weight Loss Excuses -- Six Ways to Crush Them Before They Kill You

Fitness and Weight Loss Excuses -- Six Ways to Crush Them Before They Kill You



Fear of fitness and weight loss failure are major contributors to the worldwide obesity epidemic. Simple home workouts can be instrumental in fighting fat and poor fitness levels.



Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 8, 2006



According to official figures from a 2006 report compiled by The Trust for America's Health, the adult obesity rate rose from 15 percent in 1980 to 32 percent in 2004. Combine that with the number of Americans who are overweight but not obese, and the figure stands at 64 percent. And the childhood obesity rate more than tripled between 1980 and 2004, from 5 percent to 17 percent.



"I don't have enough time for exercise." "I'm too out of shape to workout." "I don't know what to do." "I'm too afraid to ask the fitness instructors." "The gym is too crowded." "The health club members are rude." "I don't have the willpower." These are some of the top excuses revealed by a 2004 survey conducted by the American Council on Exercise of San Diego.



"For the general population, excuses are just excuses. They are not valid reasons for poor levels of fitness and health. That being said, I can understand why so many people use these excuses. They just don't know any better." said Exercise Physiologist and Fitness Consultant, Joey Atlas. "There is so much fitness and weight loss information out there. It's hard for people to make sense out of it and see how or if it applies to them." according to Atlas.



Atlas offers these six tips to put an end to your fitness excuses:



1) Develop this mindset: Fitness is not a leisure pursuit. It's an obligation and a means for you to protect the gift of life you have been given.



2) Create a simple home gym with a little bit of space and a floor mat for core exercises (http://www. absofstonecoreofsteel. com/Core. html).



3) Learn compound leg exercises (http://www. butthipandthighmakeover. com/), such as the touch-down, that do not require fitness equipment.



4) Perform daily flexibility (http://www. optimumflexibility. com/) and stretching exercises (http://www. optimumflexibility. com/) for increasing energy and injury prevention.



5) Use the floor mat for abdominal exercises (http://www. absofstonecoreofsteel. com/) and thigh exercises (http://www. butthipandthighmakeover. com/) that provide a smart foundation for a more advanced fitness program.



6) Incorporate butt exercises (http://www. butthipandthighmakeover. com/) and stomach exercises (http://www. absofstonecoreofsteel. com/stomach. html) that do not require weights or exercise machines.



"There is so much that can be done with little or no fitness equipment. There is no need to be a member of a health club to be in great shape and healthy." says Atlas. "I have some of my best workouts on the local playground. A ten-minute ab workout, a quick leg exercise series, a simple core workout (http://www. absofstonecoreofsteel. com/Core. html) and eight minutes of stretching for flexibility will give you a good sweat in less than thirty minutes."



Joey Atlas, M. S. - Exercise Physiology, is a fitness consumer advocate, professional trainer and fitness writer. He has been in the fitness industry since the late 80's. Atlas is a contributing writer for OnFitness Magazine. He is the creator of the Home, Office and Travel Fitness DVD series, which is distributed in over 60 countries. DVD sets can be purchased via Atlas' main website and range in price from $25 to $40 US.



Atlas offers five free exercises, with photos and instructions via his main website www. JoeyAtlas. com



Joey Atlas Fitness Resources provides fitness consulting services and products to individuals, families and companies all over the world.



For media inquiries, call 904-891-6336 or visit the 'Media Room' at his website. Joey is available on short notice and after hours. Photos and review copies available.



Joey Atlas Fitness Resources



2 S Roscoe Blvd, Suite 2 A



Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 320282



904-891-6336



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UCW Academy of Health Preps to Combat Spread of H1N1

UCW Academy of Health Preps to Combat Spread of H1N1



College arms students and faculty with up-to-date prevention info to fend off Swine Flu



Victoria, BC (Vocus) October 22, 2009 –



As British Columbians face another wave of H1N1 this fall, UCW Academy of Health (http://www. academyofhealth. ca) is arming their students and faculty with up-to-date information and preventative tips in order to reduce the impact on campus life.



“Transmission of H1N1 is the same as any seasonal flu virus,” says Patricia Hitchens, Director of Nursing at UCW Academy of Health. “Therefore it is important that our students and instructors follow the same guidelines they would to prevent the flu – which will help keep them, and those around them, healthy.”



Informational posters around the Victoria campus outline the difference between flu and cold symptoms and include instructions on proper hand washing techniques. In addition, fact sheets are also being used to dispell myths about H1N1 contraction. The more information students and instructors have, the more likely they’ll be to practice precautions and prevent the spread of the flu on campus.



“It is especially important during flu season,” adds Hitchens. “All health care professionals and students need follow the guidance of the infection control practices both on-campus and in clinical settings.”



The Academy’s H1N1 plan is in line with recommendations by the BC Centre for Disease Control, who recommend good old fashioned soap and water as the best way to keep the flu at bay. The plan will also be implemented at the new Richmond campus when it opens in January.



For more information about UCW Academy of Health, visit http://www. academyofhealth. ca (http://www. academyofhealth. ca)



About UCW Academy of Health

UCW Academy of Health (http://www. academyofhealth. ca (http://www. academyofhealth. ca)) provides accelerated market-driven career training programs to students seeking a skills-based education as an entry point into a competitive job market. UCW Academy of Health strives to be a center of excellence for health care related training where students master the tools, techniques and technologies used in their chosen career fields. Health services curriculum is developed based on recommendations and input from consultants, professionals and practitioners in the field to ensure that graduates develop the specific skill sets that the industry demands.



For more information:

Warren Mailey

Communications Manager

604 915-7288, ext 2130



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Looking for the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals? Look to Your Employer First

Looking for the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals? Look to Your Employer First



Corporate discount programs offer consumers a great way to save when holiday shopping.



Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 19, 2010



Holiday forecasts indicate consumers are entering the shopping season with a healthy dose of anxiety, still grappling with fears of losing their jobs and less discretionary income. They will continue to have a tight grip on their wallets, with the majority of consumers expecting to spend the same amount or less than last year. But there is good news for those looking to stretch their dollar.



Many people do not have to look any further than the perks package offered by their employer for unmatched shopping discounts. Whether it is the latest HP computer or AT&T smart phone, many large manufacturers save their best deals for private corporate discounts programs.



PerkSpot, a leading provider of corporate discounts and benefits programs, has experienced this trend firsthand, citing a seasonal spike in demand for its discount programs. By tapping into their corporate discount sites, like PerkSpot, employees can get big ticket items like computers and TVs for as much as 40% off. “Because our discounts are offered through a private marketplace, we challenge all of the merchants to provide a discount that is greater than anyone could find on the street,” stated Chris Hill, CEO of PerkSpot. “With deals across multiple categories, and great merchants like Dell and Target, consumers have a one-stop destination for all of their holiday needs. And, because they come as an perk from their employer, they know they are getting a good deal.”



As the recession drove companies to scale back on expensive benefits, like 401(k) matching, many introduced more inexpensive perks, such as corporate discount programs, as a way to supplement benefits packages. They serve as a great way to stretch employees’ discretionary income and can be a key perk during Q4 to help employees get through the holidays.



PerkSpot is the leading provider of corporate perks and discount programs. Through its proprietary technology platform, PerkSpot provides more than 4 million employees and association members with a single point of access for voluntary benefits, personal insurance products, and discounts on consumer goods and services. For more information on PerkSpot, please visit http://www. perkspot. com.



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V-Rooms to Provide a Virtual Conference Experience to the National Investment Banking Association (NIBA)

V-Rooms to Provide a Virtual Conference Experience to the National Investment Banking Association (NIBA)



V-Rooms, a leading Virtual Data Room solution provider, will provide a Virtual Data Room to NIBA that will enable full participation by on-site attendees, expand the reach of exhibiting companies, as well as make the conference available to those facing travel restrictions and health concerns related to the Swine Flu (H1N1).



Atlanta, GA (Vocus) May 6, 2009



V-Rooms (http://www. v-rooms. com), a division of Due Diligence Online (http://www. duediligenceonline. com), LLC, and a leading provider of virtual data rooms, today announced that company management will be exhibiting at the National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) conference in New York City on May 7th & 8th and that it will provide a virtual data room for the benefit of both conference attendees, as well as those who may need to access the conference remotely, such as those affected by travel restrictions and health concerns related to the Swine Flu (H1N1). V-Rooms virtual data rooms function as secure, online data repositories for multiple types of documents, including pdf files, word processing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, as well as audio and video files.



V-Rooms’ virtual data room will enable companies and individuals attending the NIBA conference, along with others who are unable to attend the conference due to concerns over Swine Flu, or for any other reason, to fully participate in the conference. V-Rooms will be acting in concert with NIBA to provide participants with access to video presentations, PowerPoint presentations, 1-page Summaries and additional information for each Presenting Company for the benefit of the attendees.



This provides an additional benefit in "expanding the reach" for the Companies who are seeking additional funding or exposure opportunities. Likewise, conference Exhibitors will be able to post additional information, documents, and brochures about their services. Information on Presenting Companies from past and present conferences will be posted to the Virtual Conference Room.



V-Rooms CEO Dan Bradbary stated, “We are excited about attending the upcoming NIBA conference. We are providing this virtual data room to conference participants because the NIBA conference provides a unique platform for companies seeking investment capital during these challenging economic times. V-Rooms virtual data rooms will ensure that attendees and others who may not be able to attend may fully participate in the conference.”



The virtual data room that V-Rooms will provide to the NIBA conference will be open prior to, during and after the conference. In order to receive access to the "NIBA Virtual Conference Room", just click on the link below and a username and password will be provided to you.



Request access to NIBA Virtual Conference Room (http://www. nibanet. org/v-rooms-access. html)



About V-Rooms

Due Diligence Online, LLC provides V-Rooms, a full service Virtual Data Room solution that is focused on the needs of mid-cap businesses for M&A, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, and Capital Raising (http://www. v-rooms. com/virtual_data_room_solutions/ppm. html), and can handle all of the administrative details of scanning, uploading and organizing documents and files. For more information about V-Rooms, please visit http://www. V-Rooms. com (http://www. V-Rooms. com)] or call Dan Bradbary, Founder and CEO at 800-731-6379.



About NIBA

The National Investment Banking Association (http://www. nibanet. org/) represents 26 years of experience as a not-for-profit trade association of national, regional and independent broker dealers, investment banking firms, investment advisors, and related capital market service providers. The Association provides its member firms with regularly scheduled conferences where they are able to exchange ideas and information and evaluate presentations made by public and private companies seeking capital or exposure to remain competitive in today’s market. For more information about NIBA, please email Emily Foshee at 706-208-9620.



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Aromatherapy Products from G. Baldwin & Co

Aromatherapy Products from G. Baldwin & Co.



Aromatherapy is widely practised throughout the world and is recognised as having beneficial effects on the sufferers of many health related conditions, particularly those aggravated by stress.



(PRWEB) November 12, 2006



Aromatherapy is widely practised throughout the world and is recognised as having beneficial effects on the sufferers of many health related conditions, particularly those aggravated by stress.



What is Aromatherapy?



Aromatherapy uses essential oils to help the body restore its natural balance and heal itself. Those in good health can benefit from its wonderfully relaxing effect, whilst sufferers from disease or illness frequently turn to aromatherapy as a primary or complementary treatment. A qualified aromatherapy practitioner will examine the patient's physical and mental health and take account of a wide variety of factors before treatment begins.



How did Aromatherapy Begin?



Pictures on the walls of caves in Lascaux, France, are believed to indicate that aromatherapy was in use as early as 18,000 BC, but more substantial evidence dates the practice to around 6,000 BC, when it was used by ancient civilisations in the Far East and South America.



The distillation techniques that produce the oils required by aromatherapy date from around 1,000 AD, but it wasn't until the middle ages when explorers discovered plants and herbs with beautiful scents that oils began to be used as luxury items.



Aromatherapy as we know it today is largely the result of work done in the 1930s by French chemist Réné Gattefosse – who incidentally gave 'aromatherapy' its name whilst studying the healing properties of essential oils. His work was continued by fellow Frenchman, Dr Jean Valnet. Ten years later Margaret Maury developed forms of massage using oils and these are still taught today.



Does Aromatherapy Work?



There is a continuing debate in the western world as to whether aromatherapy has proven medical benefits. Various trials have been carried out and many of these show improvements in groups receiving aromatherapy treatments against control groups and untreated patients. Although results vary according to the conditions being treated and the oils used, many people experience a reduction in levels of stress, whilst others gain relief from conditions such as bronchitis or acne. What is undeniable, however, is that whilst the debate rages the technique's popularity grows steadily.



What is it used for?



Essential oils are used in aromatherapy to treat a wide variety of conditions, including muscular pain, headaches, acne, eczema, hormonal problems, digestive disorders, stress related illnesses and insomnia. Aromatherapy is often sought as a complementary treatment alongside conventional medical techniques and has been shown to be of benefit to people suffering from all types of illnesses by lowering their anxiety levels.



How are Aromatherapy Oils Made?



There are three main methods of extraction used to create essential (or concentrated) oils:



Steam Distillation Steam is passed through the material from which the oil is to be collected, for example, rose petals. The resulting oil and water is allowed to separate before the oil is removed.



Expression This method is used for materials that can be pressed such as orange peel.



Absolute Some plants, herbs and flowers are sensitive to, and damaged by, the steam distillation process; one such example is jasmine. In these cases solvents are used to extract the oil.



How can the oils be used?



Essential oils can be applied to the skin in dilute form, for example during massage, or can be inhaled. The aroma of the oil has been shown to stimulate olfactory centres in the nose and parts of the brain. Both massage and inhalation allow oils to be absorbed into the bloodstream.



A few drops of essential oil in your bath will disperse easily and fragrance the water and the room. Baldwins sell a Dispersable Bath Base that can be added to your bathwater to make beautiful bath milk.



For a room fragrance, sprinkle a few drops of essential oils on to dried flowers, or add to an oil burner.



Use a massage base oil with 5 to 10 drops of your chosen essential oil and shake thoroughly to blend. Always test a tiny area of the skin for sensitivity before use.



Essential oils can also be used in cooking. A word of warning though – they are very strong so should be used sparingly. Just one drop will be enough to fragrance your salad oil or vinegar.



Many people have experienced the benefits of inhaling essential oils. Cover your head with a towel and place over a bowl of very hot water to which a few drops of the oil have been added.



Cosmetics can be used as a base for essential oils. Add a few drops to your cleanser or lotion and blend thoroughly. Always test a small area of skin for sensitivity.



When mixed with a base oil, essential oils can become a beautiful perfume of your own making.



Never use an essential oil on your skin without diluting it first and never take essential oils internally. Avoid contact with your eyes and other sensitive areas. If you suffer from a medical condition or are taking medication you should check with your GP before undergoing any aromatherapy treatments. Certain oils should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and Baldwins offers a clearly labelled guide as to which these are. Oils should not be used on babies or young children, except under professional guidance. If any sensitivity or reaction occurs, stop use immediately and consult your GP. G. Baldwin & Co do not recommend the use of Essential Oils internally.



View Baldwins range of Aromatherapy Products here: http://www. baldwins. co. uk/Aromatherapy/572 (http://www. baldwins. co. uk/Aromatherapy/572)



Essential Oils from Baldwins



Baldwins essential oils are bought in large quantities direct from the producers. The oil is packed in-house and sold directly to the public. This means that prices are low but quality is high. Baldwins has access to a huge network of producers from around the world, sourcing one of the largest ranges of oils on the market today. As well as essential oils, you can buy candles, incense sticks, lotions, floral waters and gift sets.



View our range of Essential Oils here: http://www. baldwins. co. uk/Essential-Oils/571 (http://www. baldwins. co. uk/Essential-Oils/571)



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Worldwide Computed Tomography (CT) Systems Market - New Market Research Report Released from Marketstrat&#174

Worldwide Computed Tomography (CT) Systems Market - New Market Research Report Released from Marketstrat®



Computed Tomography (CT) Systems will continue to be the fastest growing technology in the medical imaging arena around the world in the upcoming decade. The new report Marketstrat® launched on May 4th 2009, provides revenues and forecasts for high-slice, mid-slice and low-slice CT scanners for the 2008-2016 period. Also presented in this report will be competitive strategies, purchase considerations, emerging business models, market shares, market drivers & restraints and benchmarks.



Dublin, CA (PRWEB) May 6, 2009



Computed Tomography (CT) Systems will continue to be the fastest growing technology in the medical imaging arena around the world in the upcoming decade. The new Marketstrat® report expected to be launched in early May 2009, provides revenues and forecasts for high-slice, mid-slice and low-slice CT scanners for the 2008-2016 period. Also presented in this report will be competitive strategies, purchase considerations, emerging business models, market shares, market drivers & restraints and benchmarks.



Marketstrat Inc. values the current world CT systems market at more than $3.5 billion. The greatest momentum is expected in the high-slice segment, due to the high ROI, improved workflow and superior imaging capability (volumetric imaging, high spatial and temporal resolution and relative procedural ease). Despite the faltering economic climate in the US and abroad, imaging markets are expected to weather any short term impacts and stay resilient over the longer term.



The CT market is dominated by GE, Siemens, Toshiba and Philips. The world computed tomography research report (http://www. marketstrat. com/reports/availreport/world-computed-tomography-ct-systems-market. html) presents market shares of these leaders and discusses the role of niche players such as Neurologica Corp., Shimadzu and Neusoft Medical Systems Co. Ltd. Service providers and companies providing refurbished CT scanners are also discussed.



While demand for minimally invasive diagnostic techniques has skyrocketed over the last few decades, increasing rates of cardiovascular disease and cancer in the face of a population explosion worldwide has created a need for screening and early diagnosis of these conditions. Cardiology and Radiology fields are the forefront of this technology, although the high-resolution, dynamic volume images are finding new applications in trauma and women's health, etc. New applications of CT technology include Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) and Image-guided surgery. The latest technological innovations in CT systems are the 320-slice AquilionONE (Toshiba), 256-slice Brilliance iCT (Philips), Light Speed VCT Series (GE) and the CereTom Portable CT (Neurologica ).



Regional variation for the various CT technologies exists; the high-slice scanners segment is growing at the highest rate in the US while the mid-slice and low-slice scanner segments are growing in the emerging medical markets of Asia and Latin America. Marketstrat Inc. provides market size estimates and forecasts (US $, 2008-2016) for CT scanner systems by product category (High-slice, Mid-slice and Low-slice). Data is segmented by country/region for: USA; Europe; Japan and the Rest of the World (ROW). Revenue forecasts are also presented by imaging location (hospitals versus imaging centers) and revenue category (CT scanner units, Parts & Accessories and Services).



For more details on this report please Click Here (http://www. marketstrat. com/reports/availreport/world-computed-tomography-ct-systems-market. html).



About Marketstrat, Inc. (http://www. marketstrat. com/)

Marketstrat market research reports (http://www. marketstrat. com/) and analysis offerings can help companies capitalize on market opportunities and gain competitive advantage in the global medical device market place. Marketstrat assists companies with market, technology, and best practice strategies & intelligence, through a unique combination of published reports, solutions, and services. Our strengths include: a deep understanding of the medical devices value chain, state-of-the-art data collection tools, and robust research methodology.



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Mike Ornstein Joins Ownership of Moves Magazine - A Unique Sports Magazine

Mike Ornstein Joins Ownership of Moves Magazine - A Unique Sports Magazine



Moves Media Group, LLC, publishers of the recently launched MOVES Magazine, proudly announces that noted professional sports executive and advisor, Mike Ornstein, has joined the publicationÂ’s ownership and has been named Director of Player and Team Relations. MOVES Magazine, a quarterly publication distributed nationally, is the first magazine about and for professional athletes.



(PRWEB) May 18, 2005



Moves Media Group, LLC, publishers of the recently launched MOVES Magazine, proudly announces that noted professional sports executive and advisor, Mike Ornstein, has joined the publicationÂ’s ownership and has been named Director of Player and Team Relations. MOVES Magazine, a quarterly publication distributed nationally, is the first magazine about and for professional athletes.



Ornstein, who has established himself as one of the post powerful and influential figures in the sports industry, is currently a consultant to Reebok Football where he has played a key role in their exclusive contract with NFL, and has signed over 300 players to their multimillion dollar advertising campaign. In addition, he has been a partner since 1997 in CWC Sports, a company that has acquired and maintained exclusive “Official Yearbook” publishing contracts for 29 NFL Teams. He launched his career in 1976 with the Oakland Raider serving as the assistant to then head coach, John Madden, and later became Vice President of Raider Marketing.



"The addition of Mike Ornstein as partner is significant to the future of MOVES Magazine,” said Scott Helfand, President of Moves Media Group. “His experience and relationships in professional sports is a tremendous asset.”



“I am thrilled to be an official part of MOVES Magazine,” says Ornstein. “I’ve focused so much of my career on being an advisor and the liaison between athletes, their teams and the corporations that they endorse,” he adds. “I know first-hand what the athletes want to see and read and with this, I hope to enhance what Helfand and his talented staff have brilliantly created. The future at MOVES is very bright and I’m privileged to be a part of its unique concept.”



MOVES Magazine, is the first publication dedicated to covering and uncovering the fast-paced and exclusive lifestyles of professional athletes. Boasting a slick design and high profile advertisers, MOVES is directly distributed to professional and retired athletes as well as sports agents, coaches, office executives and sports medicine professionals. The magazineÂ’s features include articles pertaining to health and fitness, family, real estate, travel, finance, and athlete profiles.



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First Advantage Partners with i3screen

First Advantage Partners with i3screen



Leveraging cutting-edge technology to enhance drug testing delivery



Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 10, 2009



i3screen today announced that it has entered into a partnership with the Employer Services segment of First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FADV) to provide i3screen's enhanced drug testing services to First Advantage customers, as well as to provide i3screen customers with expanded services from First Advantage's comprehensive platform of screening solutions.



As a result of the partnership, First Advantage customers will have access to the most advanced substance abuse testing program available. Enhancements include:

 Configurable online dashboards and reporting  Web based scheduling and paperless drug testing  Easily configurable functionality with faster, more efficient processes  Greater visibility of candidate and employee status throughout the testing process  Advanced program compliance monitoring tools with real-time status and automated reporting  Simplified management of multiple programs with seamless integration into applicant tracking systems and First Advantage background screening platforms  Expanded collection and occupational health screening provider network



Additionally, i3screen will offer First Advantage's other industry-leading screening products and services to their clients, including:



 Global employment background screening, including contractor and contingent worker screening  Fingerprinting and biometrics record management solutions  Form I-9 verification, e-Verify solutions and digital records management  More than 1,000 automated skills and behavioral assessments  Screening and records management solutions for hiring tax credits and location-based incentives



"The ability to partner with experienced industry veterans to deliver the best candidate and client experience available in the substance abuse testing market is an exciting step forward for First Advantage and our clients," stated Todd Mavis, executive vice president of operations for First Advantage Corporation. "We have listened to our clients and the market, understand the shortcomings of the traditional model and worked with the innovative team at i3screen to design a platform that will enable us to meet those needs today and stay at the forefront of the industry tomorrow. We look forward to rolling out this enhanced solution over the course of the next two quarters as the components become available."



"Our partnership with First Advantage puts us ahead of the market," stated Chuck Campbell, president of i3screen. "In addition to offering our industry-leading substance abuse screening, we will now offer a best-in-class screening portfolio by partnering with the global leader in screening services."



First Advantage screening solutions are currently available via i3screen. Enhanced drug testing services will become available during the third and fourth quarters of 2009.



About i3screen

I3screen provides innovative Web based solutions for managing and processing complex hiring and screening programs for employers nationwide. It offers employers and strategic partners an intelligent digital platform that provides automation of business processes related to hiring and managing employee credentials. i3screen focuses its processes, systems and people around the customer and how they do business. The company is a privately held subsidiary of i3logix, a provider of enterprise document management solutions, scheduling solutions and custom software. Both i3screen and i3logix worldwide headquarters are located in Denver, Colo., with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www. i3screen. com.



About First Advantage

First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FADV) provides innovative products and services that mitigate risk by helping businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies make more informed decisions. Headquartered in Poway, Calif., the company has employees in 12 countries that support more than 90,000 clients globally. More information about First Advantage is available at www. FADV. com.



Contact:

Steve Olsen

Chief Marketing Officer

I3screen

303.757.4546 ext 215

Solsen(at)i3screen. com



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Dental Safety Time: 2nd Annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week Begins With Rededication to Patient Safety

Dental Safety Time: 2nd Annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week Begins With Rededication to Patient Safety



Today marks the beginning of Dental Safety Time (DST), also known as the 2nd Annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week. Each year DST encompasses five days dedicated to ensuring patients that sedation dentistry, a proven and increasingly popular method of receiving most dental care procedures, is not only comfortable and anxiety-free, it is also extraordinarily safe.



Seattle, WA (Vocus) March 15, 2010



Like clockwork, more than 40,000 dental professionals throughout the country are being encouraged to spend today – the first weekday of daylight savings time – engaging in safety drills and reviewing all of their equipment, supplies and procedures to maximize patient safety.



Today marks the beginning of Dental Safety Time (DST), also known as the 2nd Annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week. Each year DST encompasses five days dedicated to ensuring patients that sedation dentistry, a proven and increasingly popular method of receiving most dental care procedures, is not only comfortable and anxiety-free, it is also extraordinarily safe.



Properly trained sedation dentists and their staffs make safety their top priority all year. Nonetheless, the dental professions, including hygienists and office staff, are asked to mobilize one week each year to emphasize their total dedication to safety.



Dr. Michael Silverman, national chairman of the 2010 Sedation Dentistry Safety Week, kicked off this year’s DST events with the announcement that the number of adult dental patients who have received safe and anxiety-free sedation treatment in the United States is now estimated to have surpassed the 2 million mark.



“Thanks to the unceasing efforts of so many of our 20,000-plus specially trained dentists and their dedicated oral health teams, sedation dentistry has become one of the safest and fastest-growing methods of providing relief from anxiety to nervous dental patients,” says Dr. Silverman.



The veteran dentist is one of the world’s leading educators of sedation dentists and a co-founder of DOCS Education. Dr. Silverman is also the creator and host of the annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week, first begun in March 2009.



As Dr. Silverman explains, when properly trained dentists and their staffs follow the protocols established by DOCS Education and standards recommended by the American Dental Association, sedation dentistry has consistently allowed dentists to deliver a broad range of oral health care with unmatched safety and comfort. (DOCS Education training courses for dentists and their staff meet or exceed safety standards established by individual state dental boards.)



“This day, the first day of 2010’s Dental Safety Time, represents our profession’s unwavering commitment to constantly freshen and review every aspect of our safety training,” Dr. Silverman says. Among the activities scheduled for each participating dental office is to complete DOCS Education’s “7-Step Sedation Dentistry Safety Checklist: A Review of Protocols, Equipment and Supplies.”



Safe dental sedation protocols involve a commitment by each and every member of a dental practice, from the receptionist who first fields an inquiry from a hesitant patient to the dental hygienists and specially trained dentists who work directly with patients, to the dental office staff member who escorts all patients to their cars and designated drivers following treatment.



“Among the many extra steps our dentists are taught to take is a thorough medical history of each of their patients so that they can customize a specific treatment regime that is appropriate and safe,” Dr. Silverman explains. “Although the vast majority of adults are great candidates for sedation dentistry, including those with many non-dental medical conditions, our dentists are instructed to turn away a portion of those seeking sedation dentistry rather than take even a small risk with their health.”



All dentists who offer oral conscious sedation services to their patients, whether or not they were trained by DOCS Education, are encouraged to actively participate in DST and the second annual Safety Week.



Dentists who would like a free copy of DOCS Education’s “The 7-Step Sedation Dentistry Safety Checklist” or any additional information on sedation dentistry safety and safety courses, are invited to phone 877-325-3627 or visit the professionals’ website at http://www. docseducation. com.



Consumers with questions about fear-free, anxiety-free sedation dentistry should call 888-858-7972 or visit the patients’ website at http://www. sedationcare. com.



The theme for tomorrow, Day Two of Dental Safety Time (DST), is “Myth Busting: Debunking the 7 Most Common Misconceptions About Safe Sedation Dentistry.”



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ThePort Network to Attend the Annual Association Forum of Chicagoland Holiday Showcase in Chicago

ThePort Network to Attend the Annual Association Forum of Chicagoland Holiday Showcase in Chicago



ThePort to demonstrate social media solutions tailored specifically for associations



Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 14, 2009



Social media solutions provider ThePort Network, Inc. announced today that it will participate in the Association Forum of Chicagoland’s annual Holiday Showcase in downtown Chicago. On Tuesday, December 15, ThePort will showcase its state-of-the-art social network software (http://www. theport. com/socialNetwork. aspx) that provides associations large and small with new ways to engage their members.



The Holiday Showcase draws more than 2,000 association professionals from around the country and boasts over two decades of success in connecting exhibitors with association leaders.



ThePort’s social network software (http://www. theport. com/socialNetwork. aspx) helps associations acquire new members, create interactive events, engage members and generate non-dues revenue with private social networking communities. Working with its association-focused partners, ThePort also offers seamless integration with an organization’s association management system (AMS), boosting its ability to consistently connect and communicate with a growing membership.



ThePort works with organizations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Society for Quality and the American Academy of Pediatrics to create communities that build stronger ties among members, help members share information and create non-dues revenue streams.



“ThePort is excited about attending one of the year’s most important gatherings of association professionals,” Bob Cramer, CEO and Chairman of ThePort Network, said. “We intend to demonstrate our social network software (http://www. theport. com/socialNetwork. aspx) that is tailored for associations and to communicate the many success stories we’ve been part of in 2009.”



About ThePort Network:

ThePort™ Network, Inc. delivers Social Media Solutions that help nonprofit organizations and associations create stronger ties with constituents. With our integrated suite of proven social media solutions, organizations build online communities that promote new activity among constituents, generate more participation, and ultimately create more support for the organization. ThePort customers include such well-known and diverse organizations as Sierra Club, American Diabetes Association and Urban Land Institute. For more information, visit www. theport. com.



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ADC’s ‘Green’ Dryers are Eco-Friendly, Free of Toxic Dry Cleaner Laundry Chemicals and Now Approved for Professional Wet Cleaning

ADC’s ‘Green’ Dryers are Eco-Friendly, Free of Toxic Dry Cleaner Laundry Chemicals and Now Approved for Professional Wet Cleaning



Commercial laundry equipment company ADC provides Solaris “green” dryers, which have recently been approved for professional wet cleaning applications. ADC is the only company that manufactures these dryers in the United States.



Fall River, MA (PRWEB) May 10, 2007



American Dryer Corporation (ADC), the leading manufacturer of commercial laundry and cleaning equipment and “green” drying solutions, announces that two of its Solaris brand dryers are now approved for use in professional wet cleaning applications. ADC is the only company that manufactures these dryers in the United States.



The 50 lb. capacity SL-50 and the 75 lb. capacity SL-75 come standard with reversing tumblers and ADC’s patented residual moisture control auto dry feature. The auto dry feature is integral to professional wet cleaning, as it senses moisture in the tumbler and shuts off the heat to prevent over drying and the damage to clothes that often results from commercial laundry machines.



The State of California’s recent decision to phase out the use of perchloroethylene (“perc”) by 2023 has dry cleaners nationwide looking at more green, eco-friendly alternatives (http://www. amdry. com/DryEcoSmart. asp). Professional wet and CO2 cleaning are beginning to enjoy widespread acceptance, with professional wet cleaning being the more commercially available alternative. A number of cleaners in California are now using Solaris dryers for a green alternative.



“The response in California to professional wet cleaning has been encouraging. The cleaners in our Professional Wet Cleaning Commercialization Program have eliminated the use of perc from their facilities,” said Peter Sinsheimer, Director of the Pollution Prevention Center at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles. “Preliminary reports suggest that these laundry facilities are seeing, on average, savings of over $650 per year in electricity costs, with higher savings in equipment and maintenance costs. “



The SL-50 and SL-75 are the only commercial dryers made in the USA and among only a handful made worldwide that qualify for use with the environmentally sound, green professional wet cleaning process.



“The green philosophy behind professional wet cleaning dovetails nicely with ADC’s Dry EcoSmart (http://www. amdry. com/DryEcoSmart. asp) initiative,” said John Olsen, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at ADC. “We are thrilled to have two dryers that can assist dry cleaners in their conversion from the use of perc to a green, environmentally-friendly process.”



Dry EcoSmart is the result of ADC’s long-standing commitment to the environment and to helping the owners of coin-operated laundry facilities and on-premise laundry operations lower costs and opt for more green solutions. Solaris green dryers, available in gas, electric or steam models, use up to 30% less energy, saving energy costs and protecting the environment while not substantially altering drying times. ADC decided to design dryers that used less energy in 1999, appreciably before most other manufacturers could foresee the current crises of rising energy costs and global warming. Longtime proponents of recycling and emissions reduction, today ADC is transforming itself based on the principles of LEAN manufacturing to drastically reduce waste. And its Solaris line of green dryers is transforming the market of commercial dryers.



About ADC

American Dryer Corporation designs and manufactures energy-efficient drying solutions for commercial coin-operated, on-premise and industrial laundry markets in over 90 countries worldwide. ADC devotes its business to providing more models of dryers that perform better than any others. The result of this single-minded pursuit is well recognized by the ADC symbol, which is the hallmark that is trusted by laundries worldwide for total quality. It is this quality that has helped establish American Dryer Corporation as the world’s largest sole manufacturer of commercial laundry dryers. ADC’s Solaris line is available in sizes ranging from 20 lb to 75 lbs. and its traditional AD line is available in sizes ranging from 20 lbs. to 460 lbs.



About UEPI

The California Environmental Garment Care Project of the Pollution Prevention Center (PPC) at Occidental College conducts research and provides education on pollution prevention alternatives to perchloroethylene (PCE or Perc). The Pollution Prevention Center (PPC), founded in 1990, is an interdisciplinary program of education, research and outreach, based at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles, whose mission is to reduce or eliminate the use of toxic substances, improve human and environmental health, and conserve resources. PPC has broad experience in pollution prevention research and policy work in a variety of industry sectors, including janitorial products, pulp and paper, electronics, food, and the garment care industry.



For more information about the SL-50 and SL-75 green dryers and other commercial laundry equipment, please visit www. amdry. com]. For more information about professional wet cleaning please visit UEPI (http://departments. oxy. edu/uepi/ppc/index. htm).



Contact:

Catherine Vouvray

American Dryer Corporation

Marketing Coordinator

T: 508.678.9000

E. cvouvray @ amdry. com



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