Press Release: Minnesota Voters Alliance Files IRS Complaint Against League of Women Voters

Press Release: Minnesota Voters Alliance Files IRS Complaint Against League of Women Voters



The Minnesota Voters Alliance (MVA) has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) asking it to review the appropriateness of the tax exempt status of the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF).



Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 17, 2010



The Minnesota Voters Alliance (MVA) has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) asking the IRS to review the appropriateness of the tax exempt status of the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF). The complaint is based on the MVA's just-completed review of the IRS Form 990 tax returns filed by the League of Women Voters United States (LWVUS) and by the LWVEF, as well as other public documents.



The MVA is hopeful that the IRS will look into the matter quickly because it is important for thousands of other charitable organizations to know precisely what is allowed and what is not.



The MVA is also concerned about "the League's" involvement in conducting debates and distributing voter guides during this critical election season. Specifically, the MVA calls on the "League of Women Voters" to make clear to the public and the candidates that "the League" is a lobbying organization and to disclose widely, during the run up to each debate it organizes, what issues it lobbies for and which side it takes on the major political issues of the day. Further, the MVA seeks clarification of the allowable activities of lobbying organizations with tax exempt status such as the "League of Women Voters" and their acceptance of tax deductible donations under the same brand.



The parent organization, the League of Women Voters United States is, foremost, a lobbying organization, and "the League" is not neutral on the issues facing a divided electorate. "How can the League play a neutral role in a debate," Andy Cilek, President of the Minnesota Voters Alliance asks, "when it may be, at the same time, lobbying the incumbent on legislative issues like government-funded health care, higher taxes, or photo identification voting requirements, to name just a few of the many areas in which the League lobbies?"



To view the full IRS Complaint, click here (http://www. mnvoters. org/images/docs/lwv_complaint. pdf)



About the Minnesota Voters Alliance (MVA)

The Minnesota Voters Alliance, a 501(c)4 tax-exempt organization, is a grassroots citizens group whose primary purpose is empowering voters and protecting their rights. Current projects of the Alliance include conducting ballot initiatives for a voter photo identification requirement, lobbying and suing to preserve the one-person-one-vote principal, and working to protect the public's right to elect judges.



Media Contact: Andy Cilek or Bill Reichert

Phone: 763.432.3213

Email: info(at)mnvoters(dot)org



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Laugh Your Way Through a Divorce

Laugh Your Way Through a Divorce



How does laughter help a person through the divorce process? The National Center for Health Statistics in the United States reports the marriage rate at 7.8% per thousand total population and the divorce rate at 4.0% per thousand (over 50%). Laughter works by providing a “time-out” from worries, and this brief respite often helps us shift perspective so we see situations in a new way.



Lakeville, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2004 -



– How does laughter help a person through the divorce process? Laughter is a natural coping mechanism. It relaxes muscle tension and causes release of endorphin-like substances in our brains that provides natural pain relief and a sense of well-being. After a good laugh, most people feel less anxious and stressed. Laughter works by providing a “time-out” from worries, and this brief respite often helps us shift perspective so we see situations in a new way. Could this be helpful? I would think so, especially when you have your day in court with your soon to be “ex”.



Is that possible? Can a person actually laugh their way through a divorce? According to Joanie Winberg, a Certified Business/Life Coach and Certified Laughter Coach, who says while laughing, the answer to those questions is a resounding “YES”! Hahahaha!



Divorce is an extremely difficult time in a personÂ’s life as well as an emotional roller coaster. Winberg has been divorced for 10 years and having gone through the divorce process, she remembers it being anything but a laughing matter.



The National Center for Health Statistics in the United States reports the marriage rate at 7.8% per thousand total population and the divorce rate at 4.0% per thousand (over 50%). To give back and help others achieve a life with more ease, less effort and lots of laughter (and maybe less divorce), Winberg conducts laughter workshops that consist of fun, laughing sessions combined with tools and techniques attendees can learn and implement immediately into their daily lives. Changes occur almost instantaneously!



For additional information contact Joanie Winberg at 508-947-2750.



About Success and Life Coaching



Joanie Winberg, Certified Business/Life Coach, Certified Laughter Coach and Professional speaker, founded Success and Life Coaching. Joanie specializes in working with women going through the divorce process. She conducts women's coaching groups nationwide with her program entitled “Will the Real Me... Please Stand Up.” Joanie is also the co-founder of Seven Strategies for Success University — a step system for use with their clients. She also conducts “How To Have It All Without Doing It All” workshops throughout the Northeast for sales professionals and business owners.



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Florida Hospital College Reaches Milestones in Online Nursing and Radiography Degree Programs

Florida Hospital College Reaches Milestones in Online Nursing and Radiography Degree Programs



The College's two online programs have seen significant growth since their inception, with nearly 1,000 students enrolled in the online programs in nursing and radiography.



Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 8, 2006



In just five years, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (FHCHS) has developed a reputation as a leading educator in the growing online learning arena. The College's two online programs have seen significant growth since their inception, with nearly 1,000 students enrolled in the online programs in nursing and radiography.



"The growth of our online programs in such a short period of time has exceeded our expectations," said Don Williams, Senior Vice President for Academic Administration. "These programs fulfill a need in healthcare for baccalaureate trained registered nurses and radiologic technologists. The online delivery helps Florida Hospital College reach more students than would be possible if these students had to make trips to our campus."



Florida Hospital College is a premier educator in nursing and allied health. The College works closely with Florida Hospital, a 1,400+ bed medical center and the largest of more than 350 healthcare facilities worldwide operated by Adventist Health System.



FHCHS began offering online courses in 2001 with its online Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) program (http://www. onlineimaging. fhchs. edu). The Program offers licensed imaging technologists an opportunity to complete the BSRS in less than three years. Advanced degrees offer imaging professionals career growth and increased earning power.



The online radiologic sciences program (http://www. onlineimaging. fhchs. edu) began modestly with just 17 students in the spring 2001 semester, but within a year the program had grown to nearly 100 students. By year two, enrollment was over 200 students. FHCHS is projecting an enrollment of more than 600 students for the fall 2006 semester.



Similarly, the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (http://www. onlinenursing. fhchs. edu) (RN-BSN) degree program has seen significant growth since its launch in 2005. This Program helps working Registered Nurses (RNs) attain the education necessary for career advancement and salary increases. In just two years the program has grown from an entering class of 26 to a projection of more than 300 online students enrolled for the fall 2006 semester.



To achieve such a high level of growth in a short time, FHCHS enlisted the help of another Orlando company, Compass Knowledge Group, Inc. or "Compass". Compass provides end-to-end distance learning services to the FHCHS online programs allowing the College to concentrate on delivering the degree courses.



Compass offers instructional services to help faculty create or translate FHCHS on-campus courses to the online learning environment. After the courses are online, Compass markets the programs and recruits students for FHCHS. While students are in the program, Compass provides ongoing proactive retention support, addressing their needs to be a successful online student.



The successful relationship between Compass and Florida Hospital College has led to a student retention rate of more than 90 percent and steady increases in student enrollment have been experienced every semester.



Radiologic technologists interested in more information about the bachelor's in Radiologic Sciences (http://www. onlineimaging. fhchs. edu) distance education program, can contact a Florida Hospital College Enrollment Advisor at 877-471-1454 or visit the program Web site, www. onlineradiology. fhchs. edu.



Registered nurses requesting information about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (http://www. onlinenursing. fhchs. edu) distance education program, contact a Florida Hospital College Enrollment Advisor at 866-642-6350 or visit the program Web site, www. onlinenursing. fhchs. edu.



About Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

Founded in 1992, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences offers outstanding educational programs. Online degree choices include baccalaureate completion degrees in nursing and radiologic sciences. Associate of science degrees include: diagnostic medical sonography (general or cardiovascular ultrasound), nuclear medicine technology, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, pre-professional studies, and radiography. Certificate programs are available in: advanced placement - diagnostic medical sonography, advanced modalities - computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), and nuclear medicine technology. General education courses in liberal arts and sciences are also taught on the campus.



About Compass Knowledge Group

Founded in 1993, Compass Knowledge Group, Inc. or "Compass" located in Orlando, Florida, partners with higher education institutions to create successful distance learning programs. Our industry-leading consultants assess institutional readiness and degree program viability. Using best-in-class marketing, recruitment, and student retention services, Compass Knowledge Group introduces degree programs to the world and enables colleges and universities to succeed in the competitive online education marketplace.



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New Organization is an Advocate for Mature Adults

New Organization is an Advocate for Mature Adults



The Senior Business Bureau is calling on all businesses to take an active role in nurturing a growing business relationship between the business and mature adults.



Kankakee, IL (PRWEB) July 5, 2005



Mature adults nationwide will soon have an online resource tool to learn how Â’Senior FriendlyÂ’ their local businesses are! From solving a consumer dispute issue to finding employment, the Senior Business Bureau promises to bring seniors and their local businesses together.



"The bottom line is seniors are being left behind as consumers and as employees. This is a huge problem that we are faced with. Ask any mature adult if they have found that finding a job was easy?" said Andrew Maisonneuve, CEO of the Senior Business Bureau.



The Senior Business Bureau is a new organization that is dedicated to the well being of mature adults. The main goal of the Senior Business Bureau is to protect its members.



"We believe we can educate businesses across the country on the importance of involving mature adults in all aspects of todayÂ’s business," said Maisonneuve.



The Senior Business Bureau will profile its business members as ‘Senior Friendly Companies’ and will have strict guidelines for business members to follow in order to maintain their ‘Senior Friendly’ status. The Bureau will rely on its mature adult members to give direct feedback. Also, the Senior Business Bureau will coordinate mature adult mystery shoppers to ensure their experience was positive as well as track its business members recruiting process. The Bureau will assist all of its business members in adapting the communication skills, recruiting practices and overall excellence needed to become a senior friendly company.



"We want a noticeable difference when a mature adult walks through the door. We need better parking, places for seniors to rest, cleaner restrooms, wider walkways and better employee attitudes towards seniors. The Senior Business Bureau will only represent companies that truly want to make seniors a priority in their business plans, “adds Maisonneuve.



The Bureau will educate seniors on the importance of buying goods from local retailers that know about the products they sell. The Bureau will help educate mature adults that product knowledge and knowing what you are buying is as equally important as price.



“If our business members can properly educate mature adults on the products they sell and treat mature adults with respect at the same time then that company has done it's job as a ‘Senior Friendly Company,’ and we will be proud to represent them," said Maisonneuve.



“We are pleased to announce that Comfort Keepers, is the first nationwide company to join the Senior Business Bureau and commit to being a ‘Senior Friendly Company,’" said Ed Maisonneuve, VP of operations for the Senior Business Bureau.



Comfort Keepers is a national franchise that offers companionship and other in-home non-medical care services for aging adults and others needing assistance. Founded in 1998 by a registered home health care nurse and her husband, Comfort Keepers has grown to over 468 locations in 45 states, Canada and England. Comfort Keepers services include: meal preparation, grocery shopping, light housekeeping and laundry, 24-Hour care, transportation services, and more.



“We’re thrilled to work with the Senior Business Bureau, “said Allen Riggs, President & CEO of Comfort Keepers. “Our business caters to mature adults and we understand the issues that seniors face on a daily basis. The senior population is expected to double over the next three decades. Mature adults will need to rely more on their local businesses for service, while businesses will need to recognize seniors as a strong customer base.



The Senior Business Bureau is free for mature consumers and job seekers. Advantages of membership will allow mature adults to file a consumer dispute complaint, search for employment opportunities in their area, post their resume for potential employers to view, search for discounts and for senior friendly companies in their area and most importantly support the companies that support them.



The Senior Business Bureau is inviting all mature adults to join. By joining you are showing businesses that you are concerned about seniors in the market place. The Bureau is asking you to register on the Senior Business BureauÂ’s web site. Registration is free and the Bureau does not share personal information. All interested parties are encouraged to visit to www. SeniorBB. org.



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Bullard on Insurance - Smart Homeowners Urged to Wise up on Home Insurance Discounts

Bullard on Insurance - Smart Homeowners Urged to Wise up on Home Insurance Discounts



Insurance veteran Don Bullard says new homeowners might be smart about one-time tax credits but are less savvy about home insurance discounts, which can reduce home insurance rates 15-30% -- year after year. Moreover, statistics show that those who could benefit the most from home insurance savings aren't always aware that discounts exist.



Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) February 26, 2010



Insurance veteran Don Bullard says new homeowners might be smart about one-time tax credits but are less savvy about home insurance discounts, which can reduce home insurance rates 15-30% -- year after year. Moreover, statistics show that those who could benefit the most from home insurance savings aren't always aware that discounts exist.



Smart homeowners looking for savings this year may have netted the $8,000 tax credit. But they're not nearly as wise to discounts that could cut their home insurance rates--this year and next. And those discounts are surviving even the toughest of times, despite rising across the insurance industry.



Unfortunately, homeowners living on the tightest of budgets could benefit the most from insurance discounts but they aren't maximizing potential savings, and many of these homeowners aren't aware that discounts exist, says one home insurance expert. (http://www. donbullard. com) In fact, a recent survey found that "nearly 38% of respondents with a household income of less than $25,000 said they weren’t taking advantage of all possible homeowners discounts or said they didn’t know" that discounts can be used to reduce their overall home and car insurance costs.



The 2009 national survey, reported by industry association Trusted Choice, also found that 53 million household respondents "admitted they are probably not taking advantage of all homeowners insurance discounts or said that they simply didn’t know" about policyholder discounts they likely qualify for.



While nickels and dimes make good cents for homeowners, the survey numbers just don't make sense to Don Bullard (http://www. donbullard. com), a home insurance agent who heads an independent firm in Wilmington, NC. As an industry veteran of nearly 40 years, he's familiar with the range of discounts available -- even for coastal policyholders whose rates have leaped. He says discounts can reduce insurance rates 15 to 30 percent.



So why aren't homeowners taking advantage of home insurance savings?



"You don't know what you don't know," Bullard says. "There's a lot that homeowners don't know about their homeowner policies, whether they're first-time homeowners in a starter home…or your neighbor who bought his beachfront luxury home 10 years ago."



Shopping for insurance takes time and awareness. It should start with a policy review and explore home insurance competitor options and potential discounts. The process isn't just time-intensive--it's confusing to many policyholders, especially those inexperienced or who explore without guidance.



"If you're a first-time homebuyer, your awareness and decision-making about your homeowners insurance are limited by experience," the agent says. "You're not familiar with the jargon, the policy, the extent of your coverage or even how much that policy actually costs. Likewise, you probably believe that home insurance rates are standard; you may not be aware of industry competition... of the discounts that result from that competition," Bullard says.



"Chances are, you don't know that the same criteria used to qualify your home for a specific mortgage is often the same criteria that qualifies your policy for discounts such as new wiring, smoke alarms … even your credit score and marital status can net lower rates with discounts."



New homeowners are usually detached from their insurance policy -- moreso when costs are billed and paid from mortgage escrow funds, which are folded into monthly mortgage payments. "Escrow is a convenience that makes it easy to budget and collect expenses such as taxes and insurance -- the same convenience makes it seemingly more difficult for homeowners to opt-in on decision-making, change and control. They're detached from the process and the bills. Their billing and payment experiences are different--the learning curve is longer, and different. They don't benefit from the more immediate lessons learned by homeowners who shop for coverage and pay their premiums directly.



"This seems especially true of today's homeowners qualifying for the $8,000 tax credit--that's been my experience," he adds. "Most are using mortgage escrow for homeowners insurance, leading to misperception: many believe their mortgage company controls insurance. It's not true."



Consequently, rate increases and policy changes (http://www. yellowpages. com/info-10864271/Don-Bullard-Insurance/reviews? lid=157786639) affect this group of consumer differently. When home insurance climbs, monthly payments increase in step. But this consumer may not even be aware of what that increase costs annually, Bullard says -- it's less painful when budgeted incrementally over time.



"I've found that most new homeowner policyholders see insurance through the same lens as the mortgage. Then they continue to see this way--for years. The mindset isn't always the result of inexperience in terms of how long someone has owned a house. Even veteran homeowners will remain detached when they're not engaged."



Buying the home and buying home insurance are lateral processes. It's common for lenders and realtors to recommend insurance providers at purchase. As a result, new homeowners may not even realize that they drive selection, and can change providers if they choose.



Among this consumer, rate increases just don't create the same knee-jerk reaction that it does among homeowners who pay insurance premiums directly--and separately from mortgage. When their premiums jump, they shop rates and compare policies or more often, ask independent insurance agents to do the shopping (http://www. donbullard. com/home-insurance/) for them.



"Just because your mortgage company manages your premium payments, it doesn't mean they manage choice," Bullard says. "Seasoned homeowners realize they can still enjoy the convenience of escrow budgeting and enjoy savings leveraged through industry competition and discounts, too.



The experienced, savvy or seasoned buyer is also more inclined to maximize discounts, Bullard says, a peer experience which offers the lessons learned for the inexperiences to 'save.'



About Don Bullard Insurance (http://www. donbullard. com)

Founded and headquartered in Wilmington (http://www. google. com/profiles/DonBullardWilmington), North Carolina, Don Bullard Insurance (http://www. donbullard. com) is an independent insurance agency, serving the auto, home, life and health insurance needs of residents, businesses and commercial interests across the Cape Fear Region. As an independent agency, the company (http://www. google. com/profiles/DonBullardWilmington) is a member of the Independent Agents Association and Trusted Choice, adhering to Trusted Choice quality standards of practice and ethics. The agency has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (http://www. bbb. org/myrtle-beach/business-reviews/insurance-companies/don-bullard-insurance-in-wilmington-nc-90020967)(BBB. org) With a staff of qualified and accredited agents offering more than 100 years of collective knowledge, the firm represents a credentialed range of providers including Hartford, Progressive, GMAC, Fidelity National, Universal Property and Casualty, Philadelphia, The Bankers Group, American Modern Insurance and QBE among others.



For more information on home insurance, discounts and related industry trends, contact:

Don Bullard, President

Don Bullard Insurance, http://www. donbullard. com (http://www. donbullard. com)

Find our Google profile and map (http://maps. google. com/places/us/nc/wilmington/oleander-dr/4709/-don-bullard-insurance? hl=en).

4709 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC

Tel: 910.791.5400

Don. bullard (at) donbullardins (dot) com



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Emerson Network Power Introduces NLP250-DC Switching Power Supply for Telecommunications Applications

Emerson Network Power Introduces NLP250-DC Switching Power Supply for Telecommunications Applications



Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today introduced its NLP250-DC high-density, open-frame switching power supply for telecommunications and distributed power markets.



Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2009



Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today introduced its NLP250-DC high-density, open-frame switching power supply for telecommunications and distributed power markets. Designed to operate directly from a 48VDC telecom central office power bus, the power supply supports a wide input voltage range of 38 to 60V. It can deliver 250W of continuous power with forced air to support battery backup and high-availability applications.



The NLP250-DC power supply features a compact 4 x 7 inch footprint - identical to AC models to facilitate a drop-in alternative for OEMs - and offers a low-profile component height of 1.5 inches to support a variety of 1U telecom applications. The NLP250-DC also utilizes an open-frame U-Channel form-factor to optimize airflow and enable maximum thermal performance. Additional standard features include integrated control and monitoring capabilities, a 12V at 1.5A fan output and a 5V at 1A standby output which remains active when the power supply's main output is inhibited.



The NLP250-DC power supply achieves best-in-class levels of reliability by utilizing an extensive set of conservative dating criteria throughout the product development process. Furthermore, Emerson Network Power's automated manufacturing methods, paired with a comprehensive qualification program, ensure that the product will reliably meet the demands of a wide range of high-availability applications where power continuity is a top priority. The power supply is also fully protected against overcurrent, overvoltage and overtemperature conditions and is backed by a two-year warranty from Emerson Network Power.



The NLP250-DC power supply complies with all standard environmental expectations including shock, vibration, humidity and thermal performance. In addition, the power supply is designed to meet all major safety and performance standards (UL, CSA and VDE) and is CE marked according to LVD directives. The NLP250-DC power supply is also RoHS compliant and meets FCC/CISPR 22 (EN55022) Class B Conducted EMI limits when properly grounded and installed within an approved enclosed chassis.

The NLP250-DC power supply is currently available, with a standard lead time of stock to eight weeks, and is priced starting at $148 per unit in OEM quantities. For additional information, visit http://www. PowerConversion. com/products/websheet/404/NLP250-DC (http://www. PowerConversion. com/products/websheet/404/NLP250-DC).



About Emerson Network Power:

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Power's embedded power products and services for original equipment manufacturers and system integrators visit www. PowerConversion. com. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www. EmersonNetworkPower. com.



About Emerson:

Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion and Emerson is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies. For more information, visit www. Emerson. com.



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Expo at BioWest 2009 Showcases New Technology, Products and Services for the Region's Robust Bioscience Industry

Expo at BioWest 2009 Showcases New Technology, Products and Services for the Region's Robust Bioscience Industry



More than 40 exhibitors will be showcasing new technology, products and services for 700+ attendees at the 2009 BioWest Conference and Expo, November 10, at the Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton. BioWest, in its seventh year, is the Rocky Mountain region's preferred venue for visiting and learning about the bioscience industry.



Denver, CO, (PRWEB) October 31, 2009



More than 40 exhibitors will be showcasing new technology, products and services for 700+ attendees at the 2009 BioWest Conference and Expo. The announcement is made by John Collar, President and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), who says the event is November 10 at the Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton.



"The companies participating in the exhibit area are each playing an important role in helping advance the bioscience industry within the region," Collar said, "We're very pleased to welcome them to our seventh annual BioWest event and are looking forward to yet another exciting and successful conference."



BioWest is the Rocky Mountain region's preferred venue for visiting and learning about the bioscience industry. Exhibitors confirmed to date include:



Biologics Consulting Group, Inc., biologicsconsulting. com

Canadian Consulate, canadainternational. gc. ca/denver/index. aspx

CARE Research, Inc., care-research. net

CaridianBCT, caridianbct. com

CGL - Concert Group Logistics, cglship. com

Colorado Science + Technology Park at Fitzsimons, fitzscience. com

Compliant Logistics, compliantlogistics. com

Concrete Floor Systems, concretefloorsystems. com

Colorado Prevention Center, cpcmed. org

CRB Engineers & Builders, crbusa. com

Colorado State University Research Foundation, csurf. org/researcher. html

Diablo Sales and Marketing, diablosales. com

Evergreen Research, Inc., evergreenresearch. com

Extronex Inc., extronex. com

GEL Analytics, LLC, gel. com

HemoGenix, Inc., hemogenix. com

Howe Creative, howecreative. com

ISEC, Inc., isecinc. com

Jefferson Economic Council, jeffco. org

Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, keystonesymposia. org

LABS Inc., labs-inc. org

Leeds Precision Instruments, leedsmicro. com

Leo A Daly, leoadaly. com

OEDIT, colorado. gov

Quest Product Development, quest-corp. com

Reglera, LLC, reglera. com

Sheridan Ross P. C., sheridanross. com

TDC Medical, Inc., tdcmedical. com

Technology Driven Products, tdpcorp. com

The Jackson Laboratory, jax. org

The Neenan Company, neenan. com

Ubiquity Group, ubiquity-design. com

University of Colorado Tech Transfer Office, cu. edu/techtransfer

We Work for Health, weworkforhealth. org

YSI, Inc., ysilifesciences. com



There is still exhibit space available for the Expo on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Leah Kientz at

303-592-4088 if you are interested in being part of the 2009 Expo. Conference registration is required in order to view the Exhibitor Hall area. Complete registration details for the BioWest Conference and Expo are available at http://www. BioWestConference. com (http://www. BioWestConference. com).



In addition to the exhibitors, the conference will include a full agenda of programming and events.

Peter Sims, co-author of best selling business book "True North" and the forthcoming book "Little Bets" will provide the keynote. In addition, Ginger Graham, former CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, and Eric Alexander, skier, climber, and mountaineer, will also address the BioWest audience this year.



Earlier stage technologies will be showcased at the Technology Transfer Poster Reception on the evening of November 10. Researchers from the region's top institutions will be on hand with scientific poster presentations to discuss their bioscience discoveries. Following the reception will be the CBSA Annual Awards Dinner where the bioscience industry celebrates the "Best of the Best' and recognizes industry leaders and supporters.



About Colorado BioScience Association



CBSA is a not-for-profit corporation providing services and support for Colorado's growing biosciences industry. With more than 400 members, the CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by advocating for a better business environment, by promoting programs that grow the state's bioscience workforce, by fighting for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state and by speaking with a single voice on behalf of the companies in the state. For more information, visit http://www. cobioscience. com (http://www. cobioscience. com).



Contacts:



Leah Kientz, Director of Public Policy and Programs, Colorado BioScience Association, 303-592-4088



Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations - http://www. absolutelypr. com (http://www. absolutelypr. com) - 303-984-9801



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Green Schools Expo Coming to Pasadena

Green Schools Expo Coming to Pasadena



The Green California Schools Summit and Exposition, capturing the revolution in healthy, high performance schools, is coming to the Pasadena Convention Center December 5-6.



Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2007



From December 5th to the 6th, the Pasadena Convention Center will offer an unprecedented view of the range of tools and strategies available to make California's schools the healthiest and most sustainable in the nation. Secretary of Education Dr. David Long, Secretary of State and Consumer Services Rosario Marin and State Architect David Thorman will all be on hand to open the event at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.



The Green California Schools Summit and Exposition, with over 200 exhibitors, dozens of breakout sessions led by the state's green school leaders -- and a model green school building constructed in the center of the exhibit hall floor -- will capture all dimensions of the California's revolutionary green schools initiative.



"This is the first major opportunity that we've had in California to focus completely on K-12 schools in terms of the potential for energy savings and sustainability," notes David Thorman, California's State Architect, and co-chair of the Summit advisory board.



Schools are often the centerpieces of their communities. The awareness is growing in every one of the almost 1,100 school districts in California of the benefits of healthy schools. The Green California Schools Summit will meet a tremendous need to connect these districts with the products, services, financial incentives and information they need to begin or expand their greening efforts.



California has undertaken the largest school construction effort in its history, and there is focus and support at the state level for green, or high performance schools. State officials recently finalized rules regarding the allocation of $100 million in incentive grants to promote the use of high performance attributes in new construction and modernization projects for K-12 schools. The grants were established as part of Proposition 1D - the Kindergarten-University Facilities Bond Act of 2006, a $10.4 billion initiative for school facility construction and modernization.



Pre-conference workshops on December 4 will include a session to help schools understand how to access Proposition 1D grants, led by state architect Thorman and Rob Cook, who directs the state's Office of Public School Construction.



Numerous sessions in the summit will focus on the cost savings attainable through energy efficiency and other green strategies, as well as the resources available to finance these projects.



"The more events we can have to increase awareness, the more people will join in," said Kristin Heinen, assistant executive director for the Coalition for High Performance Schools. "This Summit is addressing a very broad range of green school issues -- not just facilities but also other important aspects, from gardens and nursing programs to nutrition. We can provide a foundation of what green goals are and an opportunity to talk about any green issue."



A Showcase for Possibilities



The summit exhibition will have four distinct venues. The main exhibit hall will be home to over 200 exhibitors, offering a chance to learn about and see products ranging from zero-emission paint and recycled rubber flooring to solar power and daylighting systems.



At the center of the exhibition hall, Bouma Construction will construct a Green School Demonstration Building. An experiential showcase, the Demonstration Building will enable attendees to experience, in context, various aspects of a green school. An outdoor display area will feature alternative fuel vehicles, playground equipment, grounds equipment and landscaping designs and products.



"It is time for all school districts to start incorporating green technology and sustainability in all new schools," said advisory board member Ted Rozzi, chair of California's Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) and assistant superintendent for school facilities for the Corona-Norco Unified School District. "The position we find ourselves in is that we can no longer accept things the way they are. We need to start thinking about the next 50 years."



The Green California Schools Summit is organized by an initiative of the California Green Action Team and Green Technology. For more information contact, Racquel Palmese, managing editor, Green Technology, 323-936-7125 ext. 242, or visit the Summit website at: www. green-technology. org/gcschools (http://www. green-technology. org/gcschools).



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Frost & Sullivan's Country Industry Forecast - European Union Healthcare Industry

Frost & Sullivan's Country Industry Forecast - European Union Healthcare Industry



Expansion of the European Union to Have Tremendous Impact on Industry Growth Rate



(PRWEB) May 14, 2004



The accession of ten more central and east European countries to the European Union (EU) -15 in 2004 has created a single European market, the largest market and trading zone for the healthcare industry with almost 500 million consumers. The total healthcare industry comprising pharmaceuticals and drugs, medical devices and equipment, and health services is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.4 per cent from 2003 to 2008.



With enlargement comes the concern of ensuring that products of uniform high quality are available throughout the EU. Acceding member states are expected to provide effective and innovative medicines to make this possible.



"This can be achieved by enforcing international standards of intellectual property protection and a sustainable basis for the industry to supply innovative medicines throughout the EU," states Research Analyst Lasya M. Narasimhachari from Frost & Sullivan (http://healthcare. frost. com (http://healthcare. frost. com)). "The future availability of new drugs is expected to be influenced by the radical differences in economic and market conditions and the healthcare coverage for medicines between the present EU-15 and the accession countries."



The need for innovative medicines apart, the huge ageing population in Europe is also likely to drive research on more effective drugs. Low fertility rates and increasing life expectancy have resulted in Europe having the most number of people over 65. This can have a deep impact on the healthcare system, especially drug development, since the over-65 age group is the single largest user of pharmaceutical products.



While the phenomenal demand provides exciting opportunities to pharmaceutical companies, they have also taken stock of the rising healthcare costs for the elderly and are doing their bit to keep their products cost-effective.



Apart from pharmaceuticals, the European market for medical devices is also thriving, having earned USD 41.2 billion in 2002. In fact, Europe is the second largest market for medical devices and equipment followed by the United States and Japan. This popularity could have something to do with the acknowledgement that prevention is just as important as therapy.



"The growth of the pharmaceuticals and drugs as well as medical devices and equipment segments is directly linked to the health services segment," notes Ms. Narasimhachari. "An increase in the number of hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare services, dental services and laboratory services are given high priority in national healthcare expenditure, which could help in the growth of the three segments."



The factor that can affect all three segments is the health policies in the EU. Public and private health insurance funds play a critical role in drafting drug reimbursement policies. The social protection structure is expected to undergo several changes and the resultant reforms could lead to increased out-of-pocket expenditure.



While framing policies, regulatory bodies are likely to address concerns of affordability and effectiveness of the healthcare system. High healthcare spending need not necessarily mean healthier citizens. Healthcare can be expensive due to use of sophisticated technology and the labour-intensive nature of the industry involving high costs of training.



Countries that finance and deliver health services through the public sector are more likely to have better control over the growth rate of costs. Countries that depend on only the government for basic coverage spend less on healthcare than do countries with multiple insurers.



To contain costs and spending on healthcare, governments have instituted policies to control prices, wages, number of hospital beds and size of the healthcare workforce, and place caps on health spending as well as shifting costs to the private sector. While some countries impose wage controls on their public sector healthcare workers, some others determine prices for medical services after obtaining approval from purchasers and providers of healthcare.



While spending caps were originally intended for the hospital sector, which was considered the costliest aspect of the healthcare system, they are now used to contain overall public expenditure on health. Healthcare providers are likely to respond to these controls by increasing the volume of services or changing the service mix so as to include higher paid consultations.



"The process of economic integration has been a catalyst to the diffusion of health technology and opened national markets to competition, tending to equalize prices and reduce costs," observes Ms. Narasimhachari. "Technological progress is expected to become a key factor for economic growth and help meet the challenges posed by an ageing society."



If you are interested in an analysis overview providing and introduction, research scope and summary of major findings of the Country Industry Forecast - European Union Healthcare Industry - send an email to Katja Feick - Corporate Communications - at katja. feick@frost. com with the following information: Full name, Company Name, Title, Contact Tel Number, Email. Upon receipt of the above information, an overview will be emailed to you.



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OpenClinica EDC Solution Deployed for Retina Implant Studies

OpenClinica EDC Solution Deployed for Retina Implant Studies



German medical device company, Retina Implant, AG has selected OpenClinica as its electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM) system to power its clinical trials.



Ruetlingen, Germany (PRWEB) August 20, 2008



German medical device company, Retina Implant, AG has selected OpenClinica as its electronic data capture (EDC) (http://www. openclinica. org/section. php? sid=1) and clinical data management (CDM) system to power its clinical trials. The company's primary product is a novel retinal prosthesis that in many ways is analogous to the popular cochlear implant used as a hearing prosthesis. The device will primarily be used to treat Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).



"We are currently using OpenClinica for 11 trials with sites in Germany, India, and Brazil, and we plan to use it for new studies with sites in the U. S. as well," said Anusch Hekmat, VP of Quality Management & Regulatory Affairs at Retina Implant. "As a small medical device company, the professional open source approach behind OpenClinica makes a lot of sense. It allows us to be highly adaptable in how we administer our clinical trials while providing us with high quality professional support in key areas."



Selecting, implementing, and supporting a sound, regulatory compliant system for clinical trial data management can be challenging for smaller biotech companies. Retina Implant is among numerous other biotech and pharmaceutical companies who enjoy the flexibility and compelling value of a professionally supported open source solution.



"OpenClinica removes many of the constraints that proprietary vendors tend to put on their clients," said Ben Baumann, Director of Business Development at Akaza Research, the creators of OpenClinica. "OpenClinica gives the research sponsor much greater latitude in how they implement and support their systems. This is becoming increasingly important as research grows in expense and complexity."



About Retina Implant AG:

Founded in 2003, Retina Implant AG is building upon the results of a research project in which numerous German university hospitals and German research institutes have participated since 1996. The company plans to bring to market the first fully functioning electronic retinal prosthesis, in order to help restore sight to people who have a degenerative retinal disease such as Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). For more information, see http://www. retina-implant. de/ (http://www. retina-implant. de/).



About OpenClinica®:

OpenClinica is open source web-based electronic data capture software for clinical research. It facilitates protocol configuration, design of case report forms, clinical data capture, and study/data management. OpenClinica supports HIPAA and 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines and is designed as a lightweight, standards-based, extensible, and modular platform. All versions of OpenClinica are available for download at http://www. openclinica. org (http://www. openclinica. org).



About Akaza Research®:

Akaza Research, the leading provider of open source clinical trial software, is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Akaza has developed and commercialized OpenClinica, the preeminent open source clinical trial data capture and management software platform. Akaza brings Open Source Software (OSS) into the mainstream of the clinical research enterprise by making robust, flexible, standards-based systems accessible for all types of clinical research. Akaza Research provides OpenClinica support, training, and consulting services to its customers worldwide. See http://www. akazaresearch. com (http://www. akazaresearch. com).



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Tapology: Tap Dance Festival - October 19 - 22, 2006 - Flint, Michigan

Tapology: Tap Dance Festival - October 19 - 22, 2006 - Flint, Michigan.



Tapology Tap Dance Festival for Youth announces the fourth annual Tap Dance Festival held in Flint, Michigan. Formerly Bradley’s Tap Festival for Youth, the weekend dance event features Tap Dance artists from New York, Vancouver, Canada, Philadelphia and provides a historical look at the roots of tap dance and how the art form affects contemporary entertainment. Festival weekend will afford youth across the USA and Canada the opportunity to train with experts from Broadway, and internationally known stars of the dance right here in their own back yard. Featuring Dianne "Lady Di" Walker, Van "The Man" Porter, Cartier "Big Coop" Williams, Mabel Lee, Germaine Ingram, Author and Historian Jacqui Malone and more.



Mount Morris, MI (PRWEB) September 28, 2006



Flint, Michigan Tuesday, September 19, 2006 12:00:10 PM



Tapology: Tap Dance Festival for Youth



Stars and Youth Interact in Intensive 4-Day Event in Flint, Michigan



Honoring Dianne "Lady Di" Walker



October 19 – 22, 2006



Flint, Michigan – October 19 – 22, 2006 – Tapology Tap Dance Festival for Youth announces the fourth annual Tap Dance Festival and Tap Olympic held in Flint, Michigan at Flint Institute of Music. Formerly Bradley’s Tap Festival for Youth, the weekend dance event features Tap Dance artists from New York, Vancouver, Canada, Philadelphia and Flint’s own Alexandria & Alfred Bruce Bradley. Festival weekend will afford youth in Michigan and surrounding states the opportunity to train with experts from Broadway, and internationally known stars of the dance right here in their own back yard.



Dancers like Dianne “Lady Di” Walker, and Van “The Man” Porter have been exciting audiences for more than thirty years with their irrepressible style, personality and showmanship. New and upcoming generations of artists like Cartier “Big Coop” Williams of New York, Germaine Ingram of Philadelphia, Kendrick Jones II and Alexandria Bradley – both Flint natives, have been setting the entertainment world on fire with their new interpretations of this indigenous American Art form.



Unlike most other festivals of this nature, Tapology is open to participants of all skill levels, from beginning to advanced; and ages 8 – 80. While there are specific highly skilled classes offered to those with long experience, there are also classes offered for the student who has never put on a tap shoe. One of the major workshop highlights is the senior workshop, lead by actress, vocalist and dancer Mabel Lee. This is an event for anyone who has ever wanted to dance!



The festival is an intensive 4 day weekend of dance workshops led by hot and experienced tap stars, a historical perspective on tap dance by author Jacqui Malone, hosted by Flint Public Library, a Luncheon in honor of dancer, actor and educator Dianne “Lady Di” Walker who is credited with significant contribution to the resurgence of tap dance in America; the introduction of Tap Olympics – all student dance competition – judged by professional artists, and the professional Tapology Performance. 



Festival Weekend will kick off with a special opportunity for local Community School youth to interact with this year’s artists. They will spend two days, taking an introductory class, watching a professional performance, and getting historical perspective at Flint Public Library, Flint Youth Theater and Flint Institute of Music from noted authors and historians Jacqui Malone and Germaine Ingram.



“This festival is a way of letting students of dance; see that there are professional opportunities and career possibilities for dancers in the United States and abroad. Many young people spend years dancing, only to abandon this healthy, recreational and professional activity because of a perceived lack of opportunity. We want to change that notion by bringing the dance stars, who are living their dreams and changing the stereotypes right here to Flint. It’s also a way to encourage the adoption of healthy lifestyle choices by those who are not currently dancers. All are welcome at this festival,” says Alfred Bruce Bradley, CEO and Originator of the festival, now in its fourth year. The Tapology Tap Dance Festival was the first to open this type of exposure to beginners as well as experienced and advanced dancers.



Beginning dancers, returning dancers, as well as advanced dancers and instructors will find tap dance workshops, historical perspective, and the chance to see the masters at work in their own performance. Participants have a great opportunity to ask questions of the visiting artists at a Luncheon held at Sarvis Center, on Saturday afternoon. A limited number of tickets are available to the general public for this event.



The dance and history weekend ends with "Tapology", the Stage Performance. Comparable to stage performances seen on Broadway in New York, this show is an inspiration to anyone who loves excellence in dance and a must see for anyone who is not planning a trip to New York this fall! Tickets are $15, available at 810 787-0197.



There are also a limited number of scholarships available for the festival. Applications can be downloaded online at http://www. tapology. org (http://www. tapology. org)



The Tap Festival is sponsored by the Ruth Mott Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint Institute of Music, Flint Public Library, Flint Public Schools, 92.7 FM - W D Z Z Radio, Flint Youth Theater and Creative Expressions Dance Studio in Flint.



If you are an individual, school, dance instructor or studio owner interested in attending this year’s festival, get brochures, applications, schedules, directions, accommodations and more information from: http://tapology. org (http://tapology. org) or call Tapology at: (810) 787 – 0197.



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MetroPool Curbs Traffic Congestion, Pollution In Connecticut and Hudson Valley, NY Counties

MetroPool Curbs Traffic Congestion, Pollution In Connecticut and Hudson Valley, NY Counties



MetroPool, Inc. reduces pollution and traffic congestion by reducing single occupancy driving and the number of vehicle miles traveled.



Stamford, CT (PRWEB) June 17, 2009



Since launching the Earth Day Race to the Finish Commuter Challenge two years ago, MetroPool, Inc. has succeeded in reducing nearly 12 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT), saving over a half a million gallons of gas and clearing the air of nearly 5,000 tons of emissions, according to Paul Scribano, outgoing chairman of the MetroPool, Inc. Board of Directors.



During the 2009 Commuter Challenge year alone that ended April 30th, commuters reduced their driving by 6,229,518 miles in Connecticut and lower Hudson Valley, NY counties, while reducing car trips by 223,331 miles, saving 281,887 gallons of gasoline and preventing 2,740 tons of emissions.



"This event has attracted many top companies in our area from IBM, UBS, RBS, Northern Westchester Hospital, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and New York-Presbyterian Hospital," he noted, "to Swiss Re, Pepsi, Cartus, Pitney Bowes, Health Net, Pace University and Boehringer Ingelheim."



Last year, the renewed focus on carpooling stemming from the spike in gas prices even attracted the attention of ABC's Good Morning America and CNN. While CNN interviewed MetroPool President and CEO John Lyons for a mid-day segment, ABC ran a carpooling challenge with employees at Pitney Bowes Inc. in Stamford and Cartus in Danbury that included early morning broadcasts and daily web blogs.



The attention, Mr. Scribano said, is due in part to MetroPool's continued promotion of transportation demand management (TDM) solutions from carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, and walking, to telecommuting, compressed work weeks, and riding public transit modes of commuting such as the bus, train and ferry.



MetroPool continues to promote popular ridematching programs that include the successful NuRide online network and EasyStreet vanpools.



According to Mr. Scribano, studies show that one ton of pollution causes over $120,000 in healthcare costs. The fact that MetroPool has helped to eliminate thousands of tons of emissions in the region it serves demonstrates how TDM contributes not only to curbing congestion and pollution, but to the health of children and communities, as well.



Another support for commuters and employers alike is MetroPool's promotion of the federal Commuter Tax Benefit, which doubled in the pre-tax deduction offered to employees as a result of the Stimulus Package signed last February. The amount of pre-tax income that commuters enrolled in an employer-sponsored program can deduct from their gross income increased from $120 to $230 a month.



The increase enables vanpoolers and transit-commuting employees to save an additional $1,000 a year. Plus, companies that offer the benefit will save an additional $100 per employee in payroll taxes annually.



Additionally, MetroPool, continues to help companies ease the commuting stress for their employees and thus boost productivity by offering guaranteed ride home programs, surveys to assess employee needs, relocation programs, park & ride lots, kiosk information centers, ridematching initiatives, telework programs, shuttle busses, and other commute mobility programs and services.



Much of its success, said Mr. Scribano, can be attributed to MetroPool's strength in expanding its reach through strategic public-private partnerships and relationships created with metropolitan planning organizations, municipalities, other government entities, associations and universities in an effort to promote sustainability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.



Another strength is the presence of offices in key market area of White Plains, Pomona, Highland, Yonkers, and Wappingers Falls in New York, as well as in Bridgeport, Danbury and Stamford, Connecticut where regional managers work with employers and commuters to reduce VMTs, lower carbon emissions, and help improve air quality by promoting TDM services at organizational sites, environmental fairs, Earth Day events, and other gatherings designed to encourage people to 'go green'.



The result of its nearly 30-years of promoting TDM programs can be seen in benefits to commuters and employers alike by curbing pollution and congestion, making the environment cleaner, reducing our carbon footprint and helping all commuters save time, money and stress.



"It's a privilege to be part of an organization that works to make our world, our communities and our environment better by proving that together, we can make a difference one person, one ride, one car at a time," said Mr. Scribano.



Mr. Scribano has served as chairman of the MetroPool Board of Directors since 2007. He is director of financial planning for Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., an IAC Company - a leading internet company with more than 35 fast-growing, highly related brands.



About MetroPool

Since 1980, MetroPool has provided employers and commuters with free services to encourage transportation options - car/vanpooling, walking/biking, bus/train/ferry transit, compressed work weeks/flex hours, and pre-tax commuter benefits. With the support of the New York State and Connecticut Department of Transportation, MetroPool's services are available to commuters traveling to destinations in Rockland, Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, and Ulster Counties in New York, and in Fairfield County in Connecticut. For information, call MetroPool at 1-800-FIND-RIDE (1-800-346-3743), or visit www. metropool. com



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Slingsby Achieves ISO 14001

Slingsby Achieves ISO 14001



Slingsby announce that their Environmental Management System has been formally accredited in meeting the requirements of the International Standard ISO 14001:2004



(PRWEB) April 10, 2008



Slingsby, market leaders in the distance selling of industrial and commercial equipment, has announced that their Environmental Management System has been formally accredited in meeting the requirements of the International Standard ISO 14001:2004.



Slingsby (http://www. slingsby. com/ (http://www. slingsby. com/)) has worked hard to develop and implement systems to reduce emissions affecting climate change, and to segregate different wastes to maximise recycling and minimise landfill. Slingsby has also ensured that they have ongoing compliance with new and existing environmental legislation such as the Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Directive and also the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive through membership of compliance schemes in the UK and Ireland.



The purpose of the International Standard ISO 14001:2004 is to enable an organization of any size or type to:

identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services improve its environmental performance continually implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets, to achieving these and to demonstrating that they have been achieved.



According to the International Organization for Standardisation, "The ISO 14001:2004 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system, to assure itself of conformity with its stated environmental policy, and to demonstrate conformity with ISO 14001:2004"



Dominic Slingsby, Managing Director said, "We are delighted we have achieved the ISO 14001 standard. We are extremely aware of our environmental responsibilities and have implemented a strategy to reduce our impact on the environment while continuing to improve the service to our customers".



Slingsby recognises the effect it has on the environment due to business practices and is committed to reducing the extent of its impact through the Environmental Management System, adherence to new and current environmental legislation, and the application of best practice.



About Slingsby PLC

Formed in 1893, Slingsby, are leading suppliers of industrial supplies (http://www. slingsby. com/ (http://www. slingsby. com/)) and commercial safety equipment (http://www. slingsby. com/productCategory/WA/Safety-&-Security/ (http://www. slingsby. com/productCategory/WA/Safety-&-Security/)) with a range of 35,000 products to assist companies meet health and safety guidelines. The company continually strives to improve its manufacturing pedigree through investment in new technology, quality and increased product ranges.



Slingsby can also provide bespoke solutions tailored to meet client needs should they be unable to locate what they require amongst the 35,000 standard products on offer, (which includes major sections on Access Equipment, Environmental & Waste Management (http://www. slingsby. com/productCategory/W2/Environmental-&-Waste-Mgt/ (http://www. slingsby. com/productCategory/W2/Environmental-&-Waste-Mgt/)), Flooring and Matting, Signs and Labels, and Safety and Security supplies).



With 115 years experience of solving workplace problems, Slingsby is able to provide advice or guidance to cover most business needs, and can manufacture or source solutions when required to meet special orders.



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A Four-Year Student of Huck-Fin Environmental Education (HFEE) Saves the Day

A Four-Year Student of Huck-Fin Environmental Education (HFEE) Saves the Day



A young man who is named “Catfish” and a four-year student of Huck-Fin Environmental Education (HFEE) was so convinced about the importance of Huck-Fin that he went and made a presentation to a meeting of the Board of Trustees saying Huck-Fin must NOT be cut with up to a scheduled 50% loss of funding. Catfish's presentation has made a difference. No one on the Board seconded the motion to put the budget cut in place.



Chula Vista, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2005



At a celebration of participation with Huck-Fin Environmental Education (HFEE), the Banquet of Champions, held on April 28, 2005, a special opportunity was created. Those who want to support HFEE can make a big difference now.



HFEE is a model environmental program that makes an extraordinarily important contribution to the community. Dave Gray, President, has been devoted to making HFEE better and better now for over 20 years. At this point, students from 26 schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District, the largest high school district in the US, have participated.



Recently, a young man named “Catfish” and a four-year student of Huck-Fin, was so convinced about the importance of Huck-Fin that he went and made a presentation to the Board of Trustees meeting where a motion to cut the budget of HFEE by half was to be discussed and voted upon. Catfish described why he felt it was so important that Huck-Fin must NOT be subject to such a budget cut and loss funding for the program from which he had benefited over the four years.



Catfish's presentation to the Board has made a difference. No Board member seconded the motion to put the budget cut in place.



What does this mean? The schools and communities in which HFEE operates can all thank Catfish! Additionally, it becomes possible to join in the effort to support both HFEE and Dave Gray. Such additional support can help him EXPAND his excellent program, not cut it!



The schools, including students and their families, and the community at large can all step in to make a difference, just like Catfish. A site on the internet describes the need for support for HFEE: http://ABC4All. net/hfeesupport. htm (http://ABC4All. net/hfeesupport. htm).



Now anyone interested can support HFEE. A new HFEE program, Community Health, Exercise and Nutrition for All (CHEN4All), about to be introduced in the Fall 2005 into the identified pilot school, Castle Park Middle School, in Chula Vista, California (also part of the Sweetwater Union High School District) represents a mandated response to overwhelming community needs that have not been able to be addressed and that include what is termed, “globesity.” The CHEN4All Pied Piper, http://ABC4All. net/piedpiper. htm (http://ABC4All. net/piedpiper. htm), will enchant, entertain, heal and educate in order to elevate the level of health of students, citizens and the community at large.



Contact:



Huck-Fin Environmental Education



David Gray, President



Http://www. huck-fin. com (http://www. huck-fin. com)

P. O. Box 231014



San Diego, CA 92123



858-279-2172



858-279-3796 Fax



A Better Community For All (ABC4All)



Burton Danet, Ph. D., Co-Founder



Collaborator with HFEE for



Community Health, Exercise and Nutrition for All (CHEN4All)



Http://ABC4All. net/chen4all. htm (http://ABC4All. net/chen4all. htm)

P. O. Box 1624



Manhattan Beach, CA 90267-1624



310-712-5477



888-310-1661 Fax



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Author of THE TRANCE ZONE Hypnotherapy Course Provides Hypnotherapy Certification - This Master Hypnotherapist Provides Training and Certification for those Interested in Improving Mental Health - This Hypnotherapy Course Provides Great Advantages for Psychotherapists, Physicians, Practitioners, or anyone interested in Integrative Medicine. NOTE: This course also qualifies for the Prestigious American Board of Hypnotherapy Certificate

Author of THE TRANCE ZONE Hypnotherapy Course Provides Hypnotherapy Certification - This Master Hypnotherapist Provides Training and Certification for those Interested in Improving Mental Health - This Hypnotherapy Course Provides Great Advantages for Psychotherapists, Physicians, Practitioners, or anyone interested in Integrative Medicine. NOTE: This course also qualifies for the Prestigious American Board of Hypnotherapy Certificate.



Through this widely accepted Professional Hypnotherapy Course candidates will receive extensive training designed to have them become legally qualified and established as ABH certified hypnotherapists. The Trance Zone Hypnotherapy School is certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy, and the American College of Hypnotherapy.



(PRWEB) July 5, 2004



(PRWEB) July 5, 2004 ** When not busy treating patients, Edward J. Longo, board certified hypnotherapist, is actively providing training designed to enable students to become qualified as hypnotherapists. Out of his experiences with human behavior, the observation of complex personalities, and the study of the correlation between the conscious and subconscious mind, he proceeded to develop The Trance Zone Hypnotherapy Certification Book. Other than Trance and Treatment by Herbert Spiegal there are few books that really go into the depth needed to resolve mental health problems. This Hypnotherapy Certification Book does that, and so much more. In fact, this book on hypnotherapy certification not only provides solutions to mental health issues, it describes, in detail, how the mind body and brain functions.



** Functioning as a hypnotherapist, guided imagery and positive suggestions will paint images on the subconscious mind. These images will aid in mastering control over lives in creative and ideal ways. During the process of hypnosis, subjects will not become under any control. Rather, through unleashing the innate subconscious powers, they will become enabled with the hypnotherapist's most powerful tool - hypnotic WORDS. In the state of hypnosis, the subconscious mind becomes fully accessible, processing two hundred million sensory messages every second. Conversely, in the conscious state, the mind is less than ten percent operational, processing only a handful of instructions at any given time.



** According to the World Health Organization, mental health problems are quickly becoming the number-one health issue of this century. Ten percent of people worldwide are suffering from mental problems while 25 percent - that's one-and-a-half billion people - will suffer accordingly at some point in their lives. Depression and Schizophrenia are increasing the world over. Depression is ten times more common today then it was in the 50's, and is also the primary cause of suicide, claiming 30,000 lives in America and 3,000 in England each year. Depression is now the most common cause of death in young people aged 15 to 24. Through the practice of hypnotherapy it is feasible to break a bad habit, or a degenerative, negative behavior by replacing it with a positive habit. This, in turn, becomes a beneficial, good habit, or positive behavior. Everyone develops habits, but some are positive, while others can become very negative. Through the practice of mind-altering suggestions, you will literally learn how to alter personality traits, as well as behavior and negative thought patterns.



** My credibility became reinforced through exposure with the media. During May of 2001, I was asked to be interviewed by UPN9's I - Team and agreed to give a private session where they filmed both, myself and one of my patients being hypnotized. The filming went so well that my patient's dying cat even became influenced by the power of the intensity of the hypnotherapy session. To all who witnessed it, this off-white-colored cat crawled to its feet, walked up the body of my patient, continued up to her face, and up to where my manual was placed. To everyone's surprise this seemingly angelic cat, looking like it had already died and risen, began nibbling on the edge of my hypnosis manual. Some of us gasped, while others placed their hands to their mouths watching the cat return to his original dying position. In spite of the amazing wonder, I kept right on performing my hypnosis session. Unfortunately, I could not get a copy of the complete film, although the good news was that my session did finally air on UPN9 News.”



** Testimony: I carefully evaluated much of the rest of the educational materials and training available before I chose your course, it was the in depth training for individual attention on a per patient, per situation basis that made the most sense. . . Dr. Scott R. Senay, New Jersey



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Stemedica Advances its Certification to Become a Licensed Manufacturer of Adult Stem Cells for U. S. Based Clinical Trials

Stemedica Advances its Certification to Become a Licensed Manufacturer of Adult Stem Cells for U. S. Based Clinical Trials



Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has filed with the Food and Drug Branch of the State of California's Department of Public Health for certification as a licensed manufacturer of adult stem cells for U. S.-based Phase I and Phase II Clinical Trials.



San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2009



Stemedica Cell Technologies (http://www. stemedica. com), Inc. ("Stemedica") announced today that it has filed with the Food and Drug Branch of the State of California's Department of Public Health for certification as a licensed manufacturer of adult stem cells for U. S.-based Phase I and Phase II Clinical Trials. Readiness for manufacture includes obtaining a California Drug Manufacturing License for the Stemedica facility in San Diego, California.



"Completion of this certification will allow us to manufacture stem cells under contract for clinical trials for Stemedica as well as for other companies and research centers in California and across the United States. This marks a significant milestone along the journey toward the future availability of stem cell treatment for patients who so urgently need it," said Dr. Maynard Howe, Vice Chairman and CEO at Stemedica.



To prepare for inspection, Stemedica fully reconstructed its facility according to FDA requirements, which had previously focused on research and development. Stemedica's manufacturing facility now includes a fully compliant manufacturing wing with entry-level gowning rooms, two ISO class 8 sterile gowning suites, an ISO Class 7 Manufacturing Clean Room, an ISO Class 7 Processing Clean Room, a Good Manufacturing Process compliant materials warehouse and a controlled-access Quality Control testing laboratory.



"As soon as Stemedica secures its license from the State of California's Department of Public Health, we plan on filing for one or more IND's (Investigative New Drug) for specific indications with the FDA using our proprietary technology. The final major step by the Food and Drug Branch within the Department of Public Health is an in-depth, in-person inspection by their personnel. We're particularly proud of the fact that we are ready for, and capable of, seeking licensing in California, which has exceptionally stringent standards," said Dr. Alex Kharazi, Vice President, Research & Manufacturing at Stemedica.



"Becoming a Licensed Manufacturer of clinical grade adult stem cells is a significant scientific and medical step forward for the Company," said Dr. Nikolai Tankovich, Stemedica's President and Chief Medical Officer. "Securing this status will allow us to become a primary CMO (Contract Manufacturing Organization) for other for-profit companies and the many research organizations interested in advancing stem cell research through clinical application. Additionally, achieving this regulatory status within the manufacturing world will provide Stemedica with the foundation to advance its own Phase I and Phase II Clinical Studies once approved by the FDA."



About Stemedica Technologies, Inc.

Stemedica Cell Technologies Inc. (http://www. stemedica. com (http://www. stemedica. com)) is a specialty biopharmaceutical company that is committed to the development and manufacture of best-in-class adult stem cells for use by approved research institutions and hospitals for pre-clinical and clinical studies. Within the United States, the Company is currently developing regulatory pathways for stroke, traumatic brain injury and wound repair. Outside the United States, Stemedica provides its adult stem cells to hospitals and research centers that are conducting studies under protocols approved by the appropriate regulatory agencies. These studies are focused on the treatment of neurodegenerative disease, sight restoration and wound repair. Stemedica is based in San Diego, California.



Media Contact for Stemedica: Dave McGuigan -- dmcguigan (at) stemedica. com.



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TrekDesk Treadmill Desk: Moderate Exercise Promotes “Good Mood” Preventing Stress and Depression

TrekDesk Treadmill Desk: Moderate Exercise Promotes “Good Mood” Preventing Stress and Depression



Moderate exercise such as walking boosts mood and its positive effects last up to 12 hours afterwards. TrekDesk allows individuals to walk their entire workday without leaving their desk.



Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) November 11, 2010



Two studies this month have reported dire statistics describing the mental health of most American adults. The National Institutes of Health reported that 9% suffer from depression and the American Psychological Association reported 75% are experiencing stress. However, moderate exercise, such as that provided by the TrekDesk treadmill desk, has been shown to boost mood during use and elevate good feelings for up to 12 hours afterwards.



“Health headlines today discourage most Americans so we think our job is to promote the silver lining,” states TrekDesk CEO Steve Bordley, “the bad news is easily reversible. These mental health issues are tied directly to lack of physical activity and numerous studies have shown just how quickly depression and stress can be replaced with happier moods without drugs.”



A 2009 study out of the University of Vermont found that moderate exercise, such as that provided by TrekDesk, improves mood and its effects can last up to 12 hours after completion of the activity.



Dr. Jeremy Sibold, an assistant professor in the Vermont’s Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science reported his findings to the American College of Sports Medicine: "There are other studies that show there is acute improvement in mood after exercise, but we found those improvements are more durable than we thought. Daily exercise can improve your mood and mitigate some of the stressors of your day. It's clear that exercise is critical for both physical health and mental health."



Designed to fit any existing treadmill, TrekDesk is an affordable, full sized workstation that allows individuals the opportunity to gain the necessary amount of exercise daily to maintain health, boost mood and reduce stress without taking any extra time out of their day.



TrekDesk is currently available for sale online at TrekDesk. com for $479.00 including free shipping. Join the TrekDesk “Movement Revolution” to learn more about these studies on TrekDesk’s Facebook page at http://www. facebook. com/pages/TrekDesk-Treadmill-Desk/80743563805



CONTACT: Steve Bordley

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Media Alert: Central Desktop Hosts Webinar on User Adoption Strategies for Collaboration Tools

Media Alert: Central Desktop Hosts Webinar on User Adoption Strategies for Collaboration Tools



Free Webinar Features Analysis and Best Practices from Collaboration Experts



Pasadena, Calif. (PRWEB) May 20, 2010



Central Desktop, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) social technology (http://www. centraldesktop. com/) platform provider, will host a free webinar on user adoption strategies for collaboration tools on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 10 a. m. PT.



Isaac Garcia, Central Desktop’s CEO and co-founder, will join Michael Sampson, Collaboration Strategist, to discuss user adoption strategies and best practices for effectively implementing new collaboration tools. Attendees will learn to how to maximize their use of collaboration solutions such as Central Desktop and see higher ROI by developing successful user adoption strategies.



WHO: Isaac Garcia, CEO and co-founder of Central Desktop, and Michael Sampson, Collaboration Strategist

WHAT: This webinar will explore user adoption strategies for collaboration tools.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 10 a. m. PT

WHERE: To register for the free webinar, please visit http://www. centraldesktop. com/register_webinar? webinar_type=sampson_adoption (http://www. centraldesktop. com/register_webinar? webinar_type=sampson_adoption)



About Central Desktop

Central Desktop delivers a complete, pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) social technology platform that allows business teams to communicate and collaborate more efficiently. Easy to implement and scalable for mid-market businesses, Central Desktop’s collaboration software (http://www. centraldesktop. com/) solution allows business teams to interact, share and manage their daily work activities from anywhere at any time. Key Central Desktop customers include the Humane Society of the United States, CBS, U. S. Department of Health & Human Services, Avid Technology, Gymboree, InterContinental Hotels Group and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founded in 2005, Central Desktop is a privately-held company with headquarters in Pasadena, California. For more information about the company, visit http://www. centraldesktop. com (http://www. centraldesktop. com).



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Learn to Enjoy a Healthy Lifestyle with New Age Alternate Healing Techniques - Reiki and Chakra

Learn to Enjoy a Healthy Lifestyle with New Age Alternate Healing Techniques - Reiki and Chakra



Stress, depression, hypertension, are arguably the worst enemies facing mankind today. Unfortunately, medical science today has not been able to adequately fight and cure such problems. However, Alternate Healing methods such as Reiki and Chakra have proved to be increasingly beneficial… and are today steadily gaining worldwide acceptance.



(PRWEB) April 27, 2007



Today's highly competitive, performance oriented and hi-tech world is demanding every ounce of resource known and available to mankind. Stress, depression and hypertension are leading human beings to the brink of self-destruction which was previously unknown.



Recent reports and findings show that companies around the world have been losing billions of dollars to stress and hypertension. And it has also been widely reported that companies are increasingly employing alternate healing techniques such as Reiki, chakra healing, yoga and meditation at work places to effectively fight these illnesses.



MysticBoard. com is happy to announce the official introduction of alternate healing forums on Reiki (http://www. mysticboard. com/reiki (http://www. mysticboard. com/reiki)) and Chakra (http://www. mysticboard. com/chakra (http://www. mysticboard. com/chakra)) on its popular forum website.



MysticBoard. com is also happy to launch a very cool and handy software tool to effectively measure your ever changing chakra energy - MB Free Chakras Software (http://www. mysticboard. com/mb-free-chakras-software/ (http://www. mysticboard. com/mb-free-chakras-software/)) - along with the forums.



CEO of MysticBoard. com said, "The thought of introducing these forums had been on my mind for a long time as I have personally experienced the awesome healing effects of Reiki. I have been a chronic patient with a history of severe bronchitis. Once when a friend suggested trying Reiki to cure my condition, I was very hesitant in the beginning. But when I actually asked the same friend to treat me, the results were amazing! I got immediate relief and was cured forever and have never faced this problem again." She also adds "I thought it was good idea to share my experience and let others also benefit from Reiki. Another reason for starting these forums was that I have come across many people who are interested in Reiki and Chakra healing as an alternative therapy to heal themselves. But in most cases they keep away due to the fact that a professional therapist may charge somewhere between 100 to 200 dollars per sitting. This gave me the idea of starting a free online forum where people could learn how to open their chakras, receive and give attunements and benefit from each other."



Speaking about the Chakras software and its features, Swetha said, "It is a free, easy to use and an accurate way of getting your self closer to your spiritual soul. Chakras are the energy centers of human body and each chakra has its own importance in our lives." Swetha adds further, "It is very necessary to balance all the Chakras for our healthy living. The Chakra software is a great tool for examining your inner behavioral nature and the level of activeness of all seven chakras."



Chakra or the "wheel" are the seven energy centers present in our body which keep a person's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health in balance by drawing the energy that flows between the seven centers.



Reiki is a Japanese spiritual healing technique which uses the energy that flows through the palms of your hands to heal diseases of the mind and body successfully.



The energy healing methods of Reiki and Chakra are beneficial and good for everyone. Reiki and Chakra healing methods are effective irrespective of someone's age. This includes adults, children, babies and even animals. This is all about creating balance and harmony within your own body as well as helping people feel better. It helps in stress reduction, relaxation and energy stabilization thus inducing increased productivity.



The Reiki and Chakra Forums on Mystic Board have been introduced with the aim of making it a place where members can post their personal queries related to alternative energy healing and learn how to use these highly successful techniques for their own well being.



Life today has become too stressful. Stress - emotional as well as physical, is something which can effect the fittest of people. It can also lead to other illnesses. With Alternate Healing methods and techniques becoming more acceptable everyday, it cannot do any harm to try it yourself.



About www. MysticBoard. com:

MysticBoard. com is a leading online forum and website on chakra, chakras, reiki, meditation, yoga, crystal healing, hypnosis, astrology, psychic, and tarot and other divination related topics. Mysticboard. com is an easy, user friendly, well defined new age forum on the Internet. Mystic Board has over 8200 members and 83,000 live discussions. It has something to offer to all its members -- experts, amateurs and the general public at large. The forum gives an opportunity for amateurs to interact with experts, to learn and perfect their skills. It also offers an excellent platform for professional exchange of ideas and new findings.



Some other areas that MysticBoard. com includes are Western Astrology (Tropical Astrology), Vedic Astrology (Sidereal Astrology), Chinese Astrology, Horary Astrology, Tarot, Psychic, Feng Shui, Vaastu Shastra, Chakra, I Ching, Paranormal, Everyday Predictions, Dream Interpretation, Numerology, Runes, Occult and Magick, Palmistry, Crystal Healing, Hypnosis, Graphology, Family And Parenting, Health and Beauty, Aromatherapy, Reincarnation, Symbols & Symbology, Reiki, Mind Control and Meditation. Registration is absolutely free. Visit http://www. mysticboard. com (http://www. mysticboard. com)



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Market Health Bolsters Affiliate Program With Revolutionary Weight Loss Pill

Market Health Bolsters Affiliate Program With Revolutionary Weight Loss Pill



Market Health, global leaders in the health and beauty industry, added a ground-breaking weight loss product to enhance their line of affiliate offers. Caralluma Burn was introduced last week as part of the Market Health affiliate network.



Burbank, CA (PRWEB) July 8, 2008



Health and beauty affiliates with a thirst for providing the most revered products in the industry can look to Market Health's continuously expanding network. Market Health, the world's largest integrated online marketing company in the health and beauty industry, added the new Caralluma Burn weight loss pill to their affiliate program last Wednesday, July 2.



"Adding Caralluma Burn to the queue is an exciting development for our affiliate network," said Gary McNelley, co-founder of Market Health. "While we are already dedicated to providing substantial offerings for our affiliates, adding Caralluma puts us on the forefront of ground-breaking weight loss products."



McNelley said that Caralluma Burn (http://www. markethealth. com/banner. php? sid=519) has taken the weight loss market by storm with its clinically proven ability to promote appetite suppression. "If you haven't heard of Caralluma yet, you will."



McNelley also stated that, given its patent protected status, Caralluma Burn offers a significant level of competition for various Hoodia products. "Anyone marketing weight loss products or interested in getting started will want to take advantage of this offer," he said.



Affiliates can earn up to 100 dollars per sale through the Caralluma Burn weight loss pill program.



The Caralluma Burn weight loss pill includes a 90-day money back guarantee. The pill is also caffeine free and made from all natural ingredients.



McNelley said that affiliates in the Market Health network (http://www. markethealth. com/) stand to earn as much as 60 percent per sale, as well as five percent from Web master sales referrals.



Features of the Market Health affiliate program include MSN, Google and Yahoo! conversion tracking, hidden affiliate link technology and custom pixel tracking. Market Health affiliates are also able to download branded Web sites equipped with free, unrestricted Web hosting accounts, RSS article feeds and XML data feeds.



Caralluma Burn is located in the weight loss portion of the Market Health affiliate marketing program.



Established in 1998 and formerly known as Joebucks. com, Market Health is now the world's largest integrated online marketing company in the health and beauty industry. The Market Health affiliate program (http://www. markethealth. com/affiliate. php) allows affiliates to market and promote the world's leading health and beauty offers on the Net. Market Health offers the highest paying affiliate commissions and the most advanced tracking software in the industry.



For more information about the Caralluma Burn weight loss affiliate program, visit the website at http://www. markethealth. com (http://www. markethealth. com), or contact McNelley at (818) 303-2600.



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Parentgiving. com Announces Co-Branded Store Partner Program: Gilbert Guide And Parentgiving. com Partner to Offer Co-Branded Store and Senior Care Directory

Parentgiving. com Announces Co-Branded Store Partner Program: Gilbert Guide And Parentgiving. com Partner to Offer Co-Branded Store and Senior Care Directory



Today, Parentgiving (www. parentgiving. com)--the most comprehensive online resource for family caregivers of aging parents--announces the launch of the Parentgiving Co-Branded Store Partner Program, its newest e-commerce initiative that allows marketing partners to offer the Parentgiving online store directly on their own websites.



Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) August 25, 2009



Today, Parentgiving (www. parentgiving. com)--the most comprehensive online resource for family caregivers of aging parents--announces the launch of the Parentgiving Co-Branded Store Partner Program, its newest e-commerce initiative that allows marketing partners to offer the Parentgiving online store directly on their own websites. The first of these partnerships is with Gilbert Guide (www. gilbertguide. com), the most comprehensive site on the web for aging and senior care, whose previous online store was powered by Amazon. com.



Keith Maddox, CEO of Parentgiving. com states, "Our online store was built for the millions of family caregivers in the USA. The store features thousands of great products for seniors, makes it easy to purchase and offers the convenience of fast delivery right to your doorstep. Now, select partners can add our store to their website, to the benefit of their customers or members, and optionally generate a commission for themselves. We chose to launch this program with Gilbert Guide because of our overlapping missions-to help family caregivers of the aging-and because Gilbert Guide has such a great reputation for practical solutions, expert information and the most comprehensive senior housing guide and homecare directory."



"By partnering with Parentgiving we don't have to manage all the complexities of e-commerce - they have already mastered it," says Jason Gilbert, COO of Gilbert Guide. "We just dropped in the new hyperlinks to the store on our website and we were off and running. The Parentgiving Co-Branded Store nicely complements our service offerings since it now gives our visitors the highest quality home medical and personal care products for seniors, including products for mobility, incontinence, bathroom safety, bedding, daily living aids, nutritionals and more."



Simultaneously, Parentgiving launched a co-branded version of Gilbert Guide's Senior Care Directory on Parentgiving. com; website visitors can now search the Gilbert Guide directory for senior services such as senior housing, home care and care management without leaving Parentgiving. com.



"The Co-Branded Store Partner Program allows partners to embed the Parentgiving Store into their websites so that customers do not have to leave the partner website to shop and complete a purchase," says Maddox. The program offers discounts to partner's customers and/or a percentage of revenue on all sales to the partner. Parentgiving manages all aspects of the online store, including hosting and technology, merchandising of products, customer service and sales support and order fulfillment. This is a departure from Parentgiving's existing affiliate program, another of its multi-pronged e-commerce plan components.



U. S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that the number of Americans age 65 or older will double by the year 2030 to over 70 million, and The Pew Research Center reports that nearly 10 million boomers are now raising kids or supporting an adult child while providing financial support to an aging parent. "With nearly two-thirds of the baby boom generation projected to be taking care of an elderly parent in the next 10 years, the need for a leading resource in elder care is greater than ever," explains Maddox. "First with the launch of Parentgiving. com and now by partnering with other leaders in the senior care field, we are able to provide that timely and comprehensive resource for caregivers."



For additional information log onto www. parentgiving. com



For interview requests or screen grabs please contact Frani Lieberman at 973.744.0707.



About Parentgiving. com



Parentgiving's mission is to help people better care for their aging parents. The company's website, parentgiving. com, offers a wealth of free elder care information, an online store with products for seniors and 800-GET-CARE--elder care help by phone. Parentgiving. com offers original elder care articles in 15 "learning center" categories from aging in place to legal issues, daily newsflashes, bi-monthly newsletters and senior health tips along with caregiver stories and an online community of blogs and forums. The Parentgiving store has over 1,350 products and growing in such categories as home medical, incontinence, bedding, bath safety, mobility and daily living aids. The 800-GET-CARE service provides family caregivers with immediate access via phone to elder care professionals for telephonic help and local referrals.



About GilbertGuide. com



Established in 2004, Gilbert Guide is the leading senior care website where families find practical solutions, expert information and the most comprehensive senior housing guide and homecare directory for aging parents and loved ones. It was founded on the concept that quality matters, and its primary goal is to educate consumers on a breadth of senior care and aging issues. For more information: www. gilbertguide. com.



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