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    SemiLEDs Expands its UV LED Portfolio with New 0.06W UV LED Product Series for Consumer Applications

    SemiLEDs adds 0.06W UV LEDs product series to its UV LED product portfolio, available in 365-425nm, typical power 5-15mW at 20mA (power is dependent on wavelength).

    January 16, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- SemiLEDs (NASDAQ: LEDS), a global LED manufacturer, launches two new UV LEDs today. The new series of 3020 PLCC UV LEDs and 5mm through-hole lamp type UV LEDs incorporate SemiLEDs' unique and patented chip technology to offer higher performance and quality products to cost sensitive, retail applications.

    The 3020 product series will provide a solution to consumers who are looking for a LED replacement for commercial UV tubes. The 3020 product series features a smaller footprint, excellent thermal properties, and high output power densities in a well distributed light pattern, ideal for tube replacement applications.

    The 5mm through-hole lamp type UV LED is designed with a 20 - 30 degree beam angle for applications which require more directed and concentrated light in a smaller surface area, such as counterfeit detection and cosmetic retail markets.

    Both products are available for immediate sampling and volume production in wavelengths 365nm - 425nm with typical output power 5-15mW at 20mA (power is dependent on wavelength). For further information, please visit SemiLEDs' website (www.semileds.com) or contact sales@semileds.com.

    About SemiLEDs Corporation

    SemiLEDs develops and manufactures LED chips and LED components based on its patented and proprietary core technology, for general lighting applications, including street lights and commercial, industrial and residential lighting, along with specialty industrial applications such as ultraviolet (UV) curing, medical/cosmetic, counterfeit detection, and horticulture. SemiLEDs sells blue, green and UV LED chips and components.

    Contact Information

    SemiLEDs Corporation

    Website: www.semileds.com

    Email: sales@semileds.com

    Phone: +1(208)389-7515 (USA)


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    North Little Rock Arkansas (MMD Newswire) January 16, 2013 -- Lisa Douglas, recognized as best attorney for the fourth consecutive year. In the 2012 NLR Times Poll published by Stephens media, Lisa Douglas has once again been recognized as best attorney.

    Stephens media develops its list of best of the best through a reader nomination and polling process of it's central Arkansas readers. The award was given by the Stephens Media Group, a newspaper serving the Central Arkansas community. The award was given for the year 2012 and is the 4th year in a row that Lisa Douglas has been given this award.

    Lisa has been licensed as a Registered Nurse for over two decades and brings this medical experience to her representation of plaintiffs who have been seriously injured as a result of others' carelessness or reckless actions. She focuses on auto accidents, product liability (defective products), defective hip replacements, medical malpractice, social security disability and nursing home abuse. Law Offices of Lisa Douglas has two locations to serve you: Heber Springs and North Little Rock.

    For anyone needing Lisa Dougla's services or for inquiries visit Law Offices of Lisa Douglas at 2300 Main North Little Rock, AR 72114 or http://www.lisagdouglas.com/contact.aspx or call (501)798-0004.


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    January 16, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Wireless customers in Florida donated more than 36,500 used wireless phones to the HopeLine® from Verizon program in 2012 that will help support domestic violence prevention, awareness and victim support efforts across the state in 2013.

    The phones were donated by consumers and businesses at sporting events, concerts, corporate phone drives, special events and HopeLine collection boxes inside all Verizon Wireless Communications stores. The phones are recycled and/or refurbished to generate funding and support for local domestic violence agencies.

    Past phone collections and other efforts helped Verizon donate more than $250,000 in 2012 to Florida organizations such as the Family Justice Center and The Spring in Tampa Bay, Hubbard House in Jacksonville, The Lodge and Safespace in Miami, Harbor House in Orlando, Salvation Army of Panama City, Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) in Sarasota, Peaceful Paths in Gainesville and many others.

    "It's a simple gesture, but it really shows that our customers care when they contribute their old phones to HopeLine," said Pam Tope, Florida region president for Verizon Wireless. "We appreciate the effort that helps us provide significant support to so many important domestic violence prevention organizations throughout the state."

    HopeLine collection boxes are available year-round at all Verizon Wireless stores. For more details on the program and store locations, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.


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    Prominent U.S. Apparel Retailers Embrace New Groundbreaking Didgebridge Technology & Analytics for In- Depth Understanding of Consumer Behavior Change and Increased Sales

    Indianapolis, IN (MMD Newswire) January 17, 2013 -- Didgebridge's innovative new interactive video ABM-ROI Metrix® platform allowing companies to measure actual, real-time response to marketing campaigns including email, print, social, banner, bill boards, etc. - has been put to use in a series of large email shopper loyalty programs by several prominent US apparel retailers. The Didgebridge technology measures actual progressive levels of consumer interest/engagement while providing instant performance and ROI scores through the use of interactive video in all elements.

    Select retailers are using Didgebridge software to deliver high-impact video campaigns featuring new seasonal apparel collections and special promotions to millions of shoppers via their loyalty marketing email data bases. Given consumers' response and level of interest-measured in real time by the Didgebridge platform- retailers now have the ability to craft offers by store and zip code and send specific follow up video messages to optimize program impact and sales results more effectively and efficiently than ever before.

    Didgebridge

    "We're thrilled a growing number of international retailers, brand marketers, media companies and advertising agencies are seeing the benefits of the new Didgebridge analytics software" commented Ryan Swadley, Didgebridge co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer. "Our technology provides solutions to improve the effectiveness of communications while assessing results according to strict behavioral and ROI performance measures" continued Swadley.

    "The days of static print ads being shot-gunned out to a mass audience are rapidly disappearing" claims former Leo Burnett Vice President and Founding Partner Hank Kogan "in favor of growing micro-targeting options supported by an array of demo, psycho, and geographic factors. Didgebridge leverages this trend by bringing interactive video to multiple consumer contact points including rapidly expanding digital video capable mobile devices which are fast becoming the media gateway to reaching new generations of consumers."

    "Interactive video messaging - laser targeted - measuring (in real-time) consumer engagement/interest is the primary objective of modern marketers. The Didgebridge analytics technology has been developed to deliver just that" adds John McNulty, former Gillette and Kodak senior executive & now CEO of Didgebridge.

    About Didgebridge:

    Didgebridge is an Indianapolis-based digital technology and analytics firm which specializes in ROI-measurable ad scoring and metrics for all forms of electronic and print communications programs. The firm's patent-pending ABM-ROI Metrix® system is being used by leading consumer brands and retailers to optimize their marketing budgets. More information about Didgebridge can be found at www.didgebridge.com.

    MEDIA CONTACT:

    John McNulty

    jmcnulty@didgebridge.com

    847-323-0858

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    Santa Fe Springs, California (MMD Newswire) January 17, 2013 -- Mike Thompson's RV Super Stores has once again been ranked as the #1 selling RV dealer in California for 2012.

    According to California Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association, (Granite Bay, CA) Mike Thompson RV Super Stores are again ranked the #1 motorhome, #1 towable, and #1 overall Dealer in California for 2012. CalRVDA is affiliated with the National RV Dealers Association and provides tracking data of all RV-motorized and RV-towable sales in the California market.

    Mark Rosenbaum, General Manager for Mike Thompson RV comments, "Finding out we are once again the customer choice of RV dealers in California is just is a huge accomplishment for the staff of Mike Thompson's RV. I often talk about the staff as family. We operate every single day with the same goal and that is to provide the best possible experience for our customers. We are a focused team from our detail department, sales staff, accounting office, management group, service department and trusted manufacturers. We work together to take care of our customers that have joined our family over the past forty years, and welcome new customers every day. Mike Thompson's RV Super Stores has created the best by offering something for everyone with our vast product selection from affordable travel trailers to the highest quality motorhomes including the number one selling coaches in the country. The manufacturers we sell are of the highest quality because the Mike Thompson's RV experience doesn't end when you drive off the lot, it's just beginning. Mike Thompson's RV has a solid history of taking care of its customers and supporting them not only during, but after the sale as well. A third party survey by Muse Surveys, (Riverside, CA) completed in December 2012, shows on average 95% of our customers would purchase from us again or recommend us to a friend. We fully understand that satisfied customers provide repeat business and that referrals make up the majority of our business. Happy customers are what keep us in the number one position of RV dealers in California. From all of the staff at Mike Thompson RV, we are so proud and honored to have once again reached this achievement and we're extremely excited to launch into 2013. Thank you."

    Mike Thompson RV offers a full range of RV's in every price point. From Tent Trailers to Diesel Pusher motor homes selling the top brands in the nation.

    Mike Thompson RV Superstores with fivesouthern California locations www.mikethompson.com

    Questions to be directed to Mellanie Ingle, The Mingle Agency, (714) 398-5049

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    January 18, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Merchants Leasing, a division of the Merchants Automotive Group, Inc. announces they have gone live with the LeaseWave technology platform from Odessa Technologies, Inc. Merchants, a top ten national fleet management company started in 1962, specializes in providing total fleet management solutions to businesses and government agencies. Merchants is a family owned business headquartered in Hooksett, NH with more than 275 employees.

    "Merchants distinguishes itself by providing customized services in an otherwise generic and very commoditized marketplace. The challenge was to leverage the power of technology to automate our highly customized services. Obviously this is not very easily done in any industry, let alone one as complex as ours. But through the implementation of LeaseWave, this is exactly the challenge that we have overcome. We are excited about the opportunity this holds for our future," says Glen Villano, Chief Executive Officer at Merchants Leasing.

    "LeaseWave is a fully browser-based system and the only leasing suite built entirely on Services Oriented Architecture, offering the best-in-class platform for automation and integration with third party tools," says Kevin Schroeder, Odessa Vice President of Automotive Leasing & Fleet Management. "LeaseWave is engineered specifically to be configurable and customizable to tailor-fit each client's business, not just at implementation, but on an ongoing basis as requirements change. This gives our customers unprecedented flexibility in rendering and managing their products and services."

    About Merchants Leasing

    Merchants Leasing provides customers nationwide a total fleet solution, which includes its unique approach to closed-end leasing in addition to traditional open-end options. Other comprehensive services include: insurance and maintenance programs, fuel cards to manage mileage and gasoline expenses, roadside assistance, accident and risk management, Telematics, local and nationwide delivery, and expert fleet management and administration. Merchants leases a variety of vehicles including cars, trucks and vans, law enforcement vehicles, handicap-equipped vehicles and more. Merchants Leasing is part of Hooksett based Merchants Automotive Group, Inc. and a Singer Family Company which includes Merchants Auto, Merchants Service and CARQUEST Parts. Learn more about Merchants Leasing and its services by visiting www.merchantsleasing.com.

    About Odessa Technologies, Inc.

    Odessa Technologies is a software company exclusively focused on the leasing industry. The company is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and employs a staff of 300 people. Odessa is the developer of the LeaseWave suite of products, a fully integrated browser-based lease and loan management solution, providing an end-to-end origination and portfolio management system for equipment leasing and finance, vehicle leasing and fleet management companies. The LeaseWave suite is specifically engineered to be configurable to accommodate even the most complex business model, as evidenced by Odessa's diverse customer base. Learn more about Odessa Technologies, Inc. and its services by visiting www.OdessaTechnologies.com.

    Merchants Leasing Goes LeaseWave From Odessa Technologies


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    Encino, CA (MMD Newswire) January 22, 2013 -- Fun & Fuel Promotions, based in Encino, CA, just released their 2013 Fun & Fuel Incentive Voucher. The voucher is used by small business owners to reward their customers, employees, and vendors, says Bill Jacobs Sr., co-founder of Fun & Fuel Promotions. The 5 x 8 full-color voucher offers free gift cards and free gift certificates to the end user. According to Jacobs, the vouchers are most widely used by car dealerships, furniture stores, carpet cleaners, and major appliance outlets. Small Businesses use the Fun & Fuel voucher as a premium incentive for a customer to try their product or service.

    "The vouchers are for promotional use only and cannot be sold to the end user," added Jacobs, "They must be given away for free within a small business advertising promotion or lead generation campaign and the fact that the voucher cannot be sold gives us instant credibility and also lets the business owner know they are giving away a high-quality premium incentive voucher." Fun & Fuel Promotions was established in 2011 and is now in its third year with the Fun & Fuel voucher program. The three-year old company solicits Small business owners by direct mail to purchase the vouchers and give them away to promote their business. The mailing promotions are done twice a year to attract small businesses to use the vouchers. "The main reason most small businesses are forced to close their doors is because they don't have enough customers", proclaims Jacobs, "Our Fun & Fuel voucher helps them get more customers in the door which in turn helps them to make more sales which will hopefully lead them to being able to stay in business."

    About Fun & Fuel Promotions

    Fun & Fuel Promotions is a marketing company exclusively focused on helping small businesses attract more customers. The company is headquartered in Encino, California and has independent mailing partners who participate in their two mass mailing promotions each year.

    To learn more about how to use Fun & Fuel promotions in your business call 1-800-531-9404.

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    It is hard to match the skills of firefighter but can still you can put cap on rising flames once equipped with Wilson and Cousin Fire fighting equipments.

    January 23, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- It is true that none can match the skill of trained firefighters but still if provided with quality and well maintained firefighting equipments you can certainly minimize the loss. Find some of the best quality of Fire Protection and fighting equipments like hand held extinguisher and many more with Wilson & Cousins to keep your apartment and workplace safe from dangerous fire flames.

    It is often noticed that most of the fire equipments like Fire Sprinkler Valves, hydrant gate valves and others often gets rusted and outdated if unused for long. Thankfully you will not experience this while using fire fighting equipments of Wilson and Cousin. Made from brass and other quality metals, alloys and insulating materials they provide dependable and reliable services during the hours of crisis.

    Today WILSON & COUSINS are known for followings:

    • Manufacturer and supplier of quality Fire Protection and fighting equipments

    • Pioneer in bringing out innovative fire fighting equipments

    • Known for the delivery of "Quality" firefighting equipments in Canada

    • Use of quality materials in bringing out fire safety equipments

    • Exclusive Range of products includes, Fire Sprinkler Valves, Fire Hose Reels, Fire Hose Nozzles, Hydrant Gate Valves, Fire Adaptors, Fire Valves, NST Valves, Fire hose Racks, Fire Hose Valve and many more.

    You will be delighted to know that WILSON & COUSINS manufactured fire safety equipments and fire extinguisher installed in hospitals, government offices, educational institutions etc. Moreover fire fighting departments of Canada too employ the quality products including fire hose reel and Fire Nozzle, etc. for undertaking tough and risky operations. Listed and approved by Underwriters Laboratories, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada, Factory Mutual Research, and Leading Engineers Worldwide its fire protection equipments like Fire Hose Nozzles and fire hose reel, etc. are truly world class in their nature.

    In nutshell fire fighting equipments brought out by WILSON & COUSINS offers maximum fire control which is instrumental in dousing high fire flames in time.

    The Company founded on August 2, 1881 by the partnership between Thomas Wilson and Edward Cousins, since its beginning has earmarked a new beginning in the field of fire safety equipments. With lots of honest efforts and dedication the company is steadfastly moving on the track of success. With supreme quality fire safety equipments and services it has established its name and fame in the market leaving the competitors far behind.

    Today WILSON & COUSIN proudly serves the purposes of residential and commercial complexes looking for quality fire protection equipment. These equipments are approved by leading laboratories and associations.

    Contact Us: For any further assistance or for general information, visit http://www.wilsonandcousins.com

    Besides, you can also visit the company at:

    WILSON & COUSINS, 4390 Paletta Court Unit M,

    Burlington, Ontario, L7L 5R2

    Phone: (905) 633-6729

    Fax: (905) 637-8655

    Else, give a call on Toll Free number 1-800-270-6792 OR drop an e-mail at info@wilsonandcousins.com or for sales assistance mail at sales@wilsonandcousins.com


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    San Francisco, CA (MMD Newswire) January 23, 2013 -- Today, millions of people use Google apps to manage their everyday business. From free email services like Gmail to cloud storage over Google Drive, Google apps seem to become a more important part of our lives every day.

    But many people haven't stopped to think what would happen if their Google apps data were to suddenly disappear. Google apps data could be wiped for many different reasons. The user could forget their password or accidentally delete an important file, for example. In other cases, malicious individuals wish to do harm upon a company or person.

    That's why Google backup services are becoming increasingly popular. And when it comes to Google apps backup services, two companies are leading the way. Those two companies are Backupify and Spanning, each of which aim to impress customers with affordable and reliable Google app backup services.

    Every day, thousands of people search for the difference between Backupify vs Spanning online. And major publications like BusinessInsider.com are starting to take note. In an article entitled, "How to Backup Your Computer", BusinessInsider.com chose Backupify. In other words, it looks like Backupify won at least one battle in the struggle between Backupify versus Spanning.

    A spokesperson for Backupify weighed in on BusinessInsider.com's decision and why Backupify is so important:

    "We were thrilled to be chosen by BusinessInsider.com as one of the world's safest and easiest ways to backup personal data. With more and more people depending on Google apps and services every day, businesses and consumers are starting to realize how important data backup can be."

    Backupify seeks to win over consumers with a number of useful tools, including dashboard notifications for easy centralized management as well as CloudSight Search, which allows domain administrators to instantly locate any item stored on any of the cloud storage servers.

    In the battle between Backupify vs Spanning, Backupify is also one of the few services that can back up some of the world's most popular websites and accounts. In addition to backing up Google Apps, Backupify will also backup Facebook, Twitter, Flickr accounts, and more. Since many businesses and consumers depend on social media every day, Backupify promises that backing up online accounts is an easy and effective way to.

    The Backupify spokesperson acknowledged that Google's services and apps are incredibly stable. Downtime is rare for the world's largest search engine, but that doesn't mean consumers should completely ignore the risks of leaving personal data online:

    "Google does a very good job of protecting its data and safeguarding its apps, but its security can be lax in some areas. It doesn't protect against accidental or malicious deletion, for example, which means businesses and consumers can place themselves at a substantial amount of risk."

    About Backupify: Backupify is a leading online backup solution for Google Apps like Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts. Backupify aims to make backing up any type of cloud storage information as easy as possible for consumers. For more information, please visit: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-backup-your-computer-2011-4?op=1

    Contact

    Joe Bragg

    joe@brandoutreach.com

    (415) 632 1664


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    Pacoima, California (MMD Newswire) January 23, 2013 -- Flamemaster Corporation (pink sheets "FAME.PK") announced today that it has struck a deal to supply High Performance Polysulfide Based Aerospace Sealants into the Indian Aerospace Market.

    Some of the products the Company will provide include its proprietary CS 3204R to QPL AMS 8802. A brushable polysulfide quick repair fuel resistant sealant used on aircraft to yield weather tightness and fuel resistant seal.. It is rapid curing.

    CS 3213 qualified to Mil-PRF 81733 containg Chromate, Synthetic Rubber Corrosion Inhibiting Sealant used in the sealing and coating of metal components on weapons and aircraft systems for protection against corrosion.

    CS 3204 qualified to AMS-S-8802 integral fuel tank sealant extrudable designed to withstand the attack of Sulfur compounds present in aviation fuels. Also used as pressurized cabin sealant and Fairing Compound.

    Shipments under this new agreement will commence in February 2013.

    Flamemaster is a Southern California based specialty chemical manufacturer of high performance sealants, adhesives and coatings servicing the Aerospace, Defense, Energy and Transportation industries.

    The release herein may contain or identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently subject to uncertainty and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company and reflect future business decisions, which are subject to change.

    Contact: Joseph Mazin, President, CEO

    Telephone: (818) 890-1401

    Fax: (818) 890-6001

    Web Site: http://www.flamemaster.com

    E-mail: Releases@flamemaster.com


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    Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore (YENS) kicks off 2013 activities with January 24 launch party at Vic's Boathouse in Salem, MA

    SALEM, MA (MMD Newswire) January 23, 2013 -- The Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore (YENS) will officially kick off their 2013 calendar at a festive Launch Party Thursday, January 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Vic's Boathouse, 86 Wharf Street, Salem, MA.

    There is no cost to attend the event, according to YENS President Andrew Turner.

    Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore (YENS) is an organization formed to promote entrepreneurship and support small and mid-sized businesses on the North Shore.

    YENS has been busy focusing on rebranding the organization, building an online community website, and will share news about the organization's status applying as a 501 c3 nonprofit. The event will include the update, networking, live music, refreshments, a silent auction, raffle prizes and much more. In addition, there will be a photo booth courtesy of 52 Photography Studio. There is no cost to attend but registration is recommended Please visit www.yenscommunity.org to register.

    About YENS

    Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore (YENS) was created with a mission to identify, educate, support and encourage young entrepreneurial women and men and, through the growth of their companies, to create jobs for others. An initial $10,000 grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation given to the Enterprise Center at Salem State University, by the foundation led to the establishment of YENS in 2012. Targeted to young business owners and entrepreneurs, YENS aims to provide resources by means of educating its members with seminars and a referral network to allow these business owners to reach out and connect with each other. YENS also host creative networking events for relationship building and workshops for business development in all areas. YENS has a dedicated Board of Directors committed to supporting and executing the organization's mission. For additional information, contact Renee Gannon at info@yenscommunity.org. YENS is in the process of upgrading its web page located at www.yenscommunity.org; more information about the organization can be found on its Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/youngentrepreneursofthenorthshore.

    CONTACT: Jim Farrell, PR First, 781-681-6616, jfarrell@prfirst.com


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    January 25, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Damon Rawls brings a seven step plan for aspiring entrepreneurs to make their dream of becoming successful businessman, real. Businessmen start from some place and that time is very crucial and decisive as it decides whether the business will rise or fall. The seven step plan helps the new entrepreneurs to gain enough skills required for running a growing and profitable business.

    The first step amongst these seven is to gather the information from the market and from other stake holders such as vendors and customers. A good research ensures that the business goes profitable while its operations. This makes the business give better output after getting functional for the full run. Business start up requires pre-planning and that can be done only after thorough research of the whole market. The biggest decision that an entrepreneur has to make is probably about the doing or not doing of a business at all. It is advised by Damon Rawls not to start a business that is not expected to end up in profit. Several entrepreneurs find themselves entangled when they are unable to easily close a business that gives them losses while operational. To avoid these circumstances, it is better not to make a bad decision in the first place.

    Choosing the best ownership type is the third step suggested by Damon Rawls in his book for successful entrepreneurship. The registration type selection is crucial for a business to end up in profit or loss. The book also tells the beginner entrepreneurs about how to purchase a business or a franchise of an already functional business and it also tells about which business to buy and which not to.

    Amongst the most important skills required to start business is to learn about how to book keep the records and how to handle the finances. If these functions are not performed well enough, then the business can end up in loss due to false statements. The book also tells about how to do E commerce for the businesses that have just started. In this second last step, the learner entrepreneurs are introduced to the knowledge of how the electronic commerce can positively affect them. Last but not the least comes marketing of the business that makes it all happen for the business. The book for learner entrepreneurs by Damon Rawls tells all about marketing the products and services on different platforms to attract more customers and increase the revenues.

    About Damon Rawls:

    Damon Rawls is the author of the book, 'From Want-to-preneur to Entrepreneur' that teaches about to be entrepreneurs seven steps for making their newly started business more profitable and lesser prone to losses. He is currently the president of Young Professionals of the Knoxville Area Urban League and also the owner of Jani-King franchise in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Damon Rawls

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    damonrawls@gmail.com

    http://wanttopreneurtoentrepeneur.com


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    DALLAS, TX (MMD Newswire) January 25, 2013 -- Dallas-based Strauss Marketing - Public Relations announced it has been named PR and marketing agency of record by The Saxton Group, one of the largest franchisees of McAlister's Deli's in the United States, following their recent acquisition of Bothwell Saxton. The Saxton Group was also the first franchise company to introduce the famous Pinkberry frozen yogurt brand outside of California and New York.

    As part of their marketing and communications campaign, SMPR will provide guidance for a variety of marketing initiatives on the local store level as well as communication strategy for the overall company. Central to its efforts, the firm will develop a comprehensive marketing strategy to implement at each store, specifically tailored to drive community involvement, sales, and overall brand awareness.

    In addition to local store marketing, SMPR will lead the communications in regards to The Saxton Group with the specific goal to spotlight the company and their leadership team. "Strauss Marketing has been essential in our marketing efforts for our McAlister's Deli and Pinkberry locations for 3 years now. We are fortunate to bring them in to help us with the communication of our recent acquisition, and now the marketing and communications for our additional 20 locations," explains Adam Saxton, Vice President of The Saxton Group.

    "We are honored to represent The Saxton Group and their franchises," says Jenifer Strauss, founder and president of Strauss Marketing - Public Relations. "The Saxton Group is a great employee owned company that strives to deliver quality food, service and philanthropy to the communities they are a part of. Our company is a perfect fit as we are deeply rooted in the local markets with media and community members, as well as our knowledge of events, trends and happenings in the market."

    About The Saxton Group

    A 100% Employee Owned Company, The Saxton Group has been part of the restaurant industry for over 30 years. The Saxton Group has a rich history of multi-unit and multi-brand development. Initially a small operation with a single restaurant, the group has evolved into industry veterans and leaders with locations operating in four states. A 2013 acquisition made The Saxton Group the largest McAlister's Deli franchisee in the country, owning and operating over 50 locations. As one of Restaurant Franchise Monitor's Top 100 Restaurant Franchisees, The Saxton Group is aggressively expanding McAlister's Deli and Pinkberry concepts. Through the years, The Saxton Group has maintained a family approach to business and takes pride in teaching every employee about the restaurant business from the ground up. The group is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.thesaxtongroup.com.

    About Strauss Marketing - Public Relations

    Strauss Marketing is a national public relations and marketing firm with a boutique philosophy. Founded in 2001 and based out of Dallas, TX, SMPR takes a unique and creative approach to marketing and communication strategy. Major practice areas include consumer marketing, media and community relations, event marketing and management, social media, and brand and product launch strategy development in the business, culinary, fashion, lifestyle, luxury, and non-profit industries. For more information, please visit www.straussmarketing-pr.com.

    Media Contact

    Nicki Patel

    nicki@strausspr.com

    214.352.6704


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    January 25, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- The challenges facing the future of Los Angeles are great - but so are the opportunities. In this debate all five candidates for Mayor of Los Angeles will face some of the top business leaders in Los Angeles, asking tough questions. For advance interviews with Gov Davis and others please contact us.

    WHAT: Mayor Debates on the Future of LA for Business and Civic Leaders, sponsored by LA5 The Rotary Club of Los Angeles, the leading business and civic organization in Los Angeles, serving LA for over 100 years.

    WHO: LA5 The Rotary Club of Los Angeles, the "LA5" All Five Mayoral Candidates, Former California Governor Gray Davis as Moderator along with Frank Mottek, "the voice of LA Business" from KNX News Radio

    ERIC GARCETTI

    City Councilman for the 13th District and former City Council President

    WENDY GREUEL

    City Controller and former City Councilwoman for the 2nd District

    KEVIN JAMES

    Talk radio host and attorney

    JAN PERRY

    City Councilwoman for the 9th District

    EMANUEL PLEITEZ

    Chief Strategy Officer at Spokeo and former Mayor Villaraigosa aide

    WHEN: Friday, February 8, 2013, 11 AM to 1 PM; Lunch is served at 11:30 AM; Debates start at approx. 12 Noon

    WHERE: JW Marriott at LA Live, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

    Valet parking, $16 at the hotel. Self parking available at LA Live or surface lots nearby.

    MORE INFO: Tickets are $50 per person and the public is invited to attend. Approx. 500-600 LA5 members and guests are expected. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.rotaryla5.org or call (213) 624-8601 x 103.


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    January 9, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Our very own Miami based Chef Adrianne Calvo beat out some of the top chefs from around the country with her "Maximum Flavor" style of recipes, that only those of us who make the drive to her restaurant, are privileged to taste.

    The Master Holiday Chef Challenge is a national chef competition that features 14 of the best chefs from major cities across the U.S. including major metropolises like New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco. The chefs competed against each other to create innovative meals by using varieties of Alouette Cheese, Chavrie Fresh Goat Cheese, and Ile de France Cheese. The chefs had the chance to win the ultimate title of Master Holiday Chef & a grand prize of $20,000- but they needed your vote to win. It was ChefAdrianne's signature style, spontaneous creativity, and unrestricted approach to food that set her apart from her competitors - Adrianne being the youngest of the 14 competitors and 1 of 2 females. "I am so happy to bring home the win. What an honor to even be put in this category with these incredible chefs," says Calvo. In addition to finding some delicious recipes to try, there were other random drawings for daily and weekly prizes including a grand prize trip to the winning chef's restaurant.

    Miami based Chef Adrianne Calvo wins national Master Holiday Chef Challenge

    This was one of Chef Adrianne's busiest holiday seasons ever because of her other charitable endeavors. On December 11th, she returned from her yearly effort to bring comfort and joy to all the families battling childhood Cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee via cooking a holiday feast, moreover, trying to win a $4,000 donation to one of her favorite charities The Hunger Project via Verizon's 4G4 Hunger campaign, where she was also chosen as one of four top culinary guru's in Miami.

    Restaurant: http://www.chefadriannes.com/?page_id=13

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chefadrianne

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ChefAdrianne

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    Miami, Florida (MMD Newswire) January 10, 2013 -- Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. today announced that Intradeco Apparel has been selected as the Dickies® licensee for men's lifestyle and casualwear tops, beginning January 1, 2013. Started in 1982, Miami, Florida-based Intradeco is a recognized leader in branded product design, knit textile production and apparel manufacturing.

    "Our goal with licensing endeavors is to establish categories that complement our core product and deliver what our consumers expect from the Dickies brand," states Michael Penn, head of licensing for Williamson-Dickie. "We're excited to have Intradeco as the newest member of our licensing portfolio and are eager for them to show the marketplace why they are a dominant resource."

    This reassignment of the Dickies license includes the movement of key design, merchandising, customer service and sales personnel from Dynasty Apparel to Intradeco Apparel, allowing uninterrupted service to major customers such as Walmart, Sears Holdings Corporation, AAFES and the rest of the customer base.

    "With 90 years of work wear heritage under our belt, it's important to align with strategically focused brands, vendors and suppliers to ensure our future success," said Matthew McCartin, head of marketing for Williamson-Dickie. "Intradeco is a renowned apparel company and we're thrilled to have them on board with the Dickies brand."

    Dynasty Apparel, which held the license for Dickies® men's tops since 2002, will assist in the transition of the business. They will continue to independently operate their licensed business which consists of brands such as Major League Baseball and entertainment brands.

    "Intradeco is very excited to be the new Dickies brand licensee for men's lifestyle and casualwear tops as well as the lifestyle and casual children's wear categories," says Terry Trofholz, executive vice president for Intradeco. "This is a perfect match of Intradeco's core competencies in design and supply chain management with one of the most recognized brands in apparel. What a great way to begin 2013!"

    Starting with Spring 2014 deliveries, Intradeco will become the Dickies lifestyle and casualwear licensee for infant/toddlers, 2T-20 boys and girls.

    About Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.

    Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. is the world's leading provider of authentic work apparel, specializing in innovative performance work wear since 1922. The company offers premium quality products at an unmatched value across a vast assortment of apparel, footwear, and licensed goods in more than 100 countries. Williamson-Dickie operates through wholly-owned affiliates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, China, Japan and the Middle East; exclusive licensees and distributors in Africa and the Asia Pacific region; and under the Dickies®, Workrite®, Kodiak® and Terra® brands. For more information, visit www.williamsondickie.com.

    About Intradeco Apparel

    Intradeco is a division of Milady Holding Corp., a vertical manufacturer of textiles and finished goods based in El Salvador and Nicaragua. Intradeco Apparel began in 1982 as a family run business in Miami, FL, overseeing textile and apparel trading operations. It is a major supplier of quality fashion basics and thermal underwear to major retailers in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company oversees production in Central America through its subsidiaries - Hilcasa, Intradesa, and Prone. The finished products are sent to and distributed from distribution centers in Miami and El Salvador. Other operations include a sales office in Bentonville, Arkansas; and design studios in New York City and Miami. For more information, visit www.intradecoapparel.com

    Misty Otto
    Dickies
    817-810-4461
    motto@dickies.com
    
    Jamie Dammrich
    Zeno Group
    312-396-9715
    jamie.dammrich@zenogroup.com
    
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    January 11, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- In March 2012, Industrial Adhesive Solutions (Indasol) of Warwickshire purchased Avanti Tapes Ltd of Wednesbury for an undisclosed sum. The newly formed company will as a result be one of the largest protection tape and industrial adhesive suppliers in the UK. The acquisition of Avanti Tapes allowed Indasol to both expand its current market share in existing sectors and to expand into previously unexplored sectors. The deal was described as a "tremendous opportunity" by the company director of Indasol Martin Sadler.

    Indasol has been in operation for over 25 years, providing businesses with a wide range of technical tapes and adhesives. Today they offer a vast range of single and double sided tapes as well as protective tapes and sign makers. The acquisition of Avanti Tapes will strength Indasol's market share in the manufacture of protective tapes as well as introducing new markets to the company. From its base in Wolston in Warwickshire Indasol offers businesses the benefit of its accumulated knowledge and experience on bonding and sealing free of charge. The company prides itself on providing an exceptional standard of customer service and an expanding range of products.

    Prior to its acquisition by Indasol earlier this year, Avanti Tapes had been producing an extensive range of protective tapes and films for a number of years. The company will continue to trade under its existing name although now part of the Indasol Group. The Avanti Tapes range has proved to be a worthwhile acquisition for Indasol, greatly expanding the company's interests in the protective tapes market. The company continues to be focused upon delivering high quality products to its clients while encompassing a broad range of applications. Avanti Tapes produce a range of tapes specific to the material which they are designed to protect.

    Industry insiders have expressed the promise in the Indasol acquisition of Avanti Tapes at a time when the number of mergers and acquisitions in the region are particularly low. As a result of the "significant increase in activity" currently being experienced by Indasol industry insiders have speculated that this may reflect confidence gradually beginning to return to domestic manufacturing. The move has certainly proven beneficial within this particular market sector with Indasol's position in the adhesives and tapes market being firmly secured.

    From this point the now larger Indasol Group looks set to move from strength to strength as it expands its range both within pre-existing markets and within the new markets inherited from Avanti Tapes. The new giant in the world of industrial adhesives can be sure to retain its competitive edge through this acquisition. Only time will tell whether this hopeful acquisition marks the beginning of a return of confidence to the UK manufacturing industry. If the signs are correct the result can only be a significant boost for the region as well as for the country's manufacturing industry as a whole. One thing for sure is that the new, enlarged Indasol Group is a force to be reckoned with.

    Contact

    Avanti Tapes Limited

    Office: 0121 556 9900

    Fax: 0121 556 9034

    Email: sales@protectiontapes.co.uk

    Website: www.protectiontapes.co.uk


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    January 11, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- MetaOption, LLC receives the prestigious 9001:2008 certification from International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

    MetaOption, LLC has been serving as a Software Application Design & Development company globally for almost a decade now. It was already having worlds' top most IT solution providers like Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Oracle, Mac, Quark, etc. as its valued partners and now, the ISO 9001:2008 certification has certainly added one more feather in its hat of achievements.

    International Organization for Standardization or ISO provides this certificate only to those companies that persistently have its Quality Policy and Quality Goals and Objectives in place. Hence, this certification in itself endorses the unmatched class of service provided by MetaOption, LLC. ISO certification also results in increased involvement of top management with regards to the Quality Management System in the business. Thus, the current and potential clients could expect enhanced quality of service and product from MetaOption, LLC that already is a preferred name in the IT industry.

    About MetaOption, LLC

    MetaOption, LLC is a global Information Technology Company providing IT services to clients, worldwide. Its spectrum of services include software designing and development, mobile application development, IT staffing and consulting, Quality Assurance (QA) Consulting, Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Web and web application development, Search Engine optimization, etc. MetaOption, LLC specializes in providing fully - scalable, custom tailored IT solution and support to its clients.

    Contact Information

    METAOPTION LLC

    Phone: +1 (201) 377-3150; Fax: +1 (201) 377-3150

    Website: www.metaoption.com

    Email: info@metaoption.com


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    LAGUNA BEACH, CA (MMD Newswire) January 11, 2013 -- Wells of Life announced today the donation from an ABC Studios executive.

    The funds received were donated on behalf of the following television shows:

    -Cougar Town

    -Criminal Minds

    -Family Tools

    -Kings of Van Nuys

    -Malibu Country

    "As momentum for Wells of Life continues to grow, we were excited to receive this unsolicited donation late last month from ABC Studios", said Nick Jordan, President of Wells of Life. "Our reach is expanding and includes individuals, families, schools and various corporations. A donation from the entertainment industry is a first and will hopefully mark the beginning of many to follow."

    About Wells of Life

    Wells of Life is a Laguna Beach, California based non profit organization. Wells of Life was founded in 2008 with the sole purpose of providing East African communities with access to clean and safe drinking water. Wells of Life is committed to drilling wells and empowering East African communities with the gift of water. To learn more about Wells of Life and how to get involved,

    please visit http://www.wellsoflife.org.

    CONTACT:

    Nick Jordan, Wells of Life

    949-584-6166 (cell)

    jpg.inc@verizon.net

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    Sacramento, CA (MMD Newswire) January 11, 2013 -- The CBS Channel 47 Fresno area news story (January 9, 2013) claiming that, "Fresno police are busting pawn shops allegedly buying stolen gold. The Fresno Gold Stop was one of three pawn shops busted on Tuesday", was in error according to the records of the California Department of Justice. The Gold Stop is not a pawn shop but rather a secondhand dealer. In several instances, incorrect references were made by various news organizations that called the affected businesses pawn shops rather than secondhand dealers, according to the California Pawnbrokers Association (CAPA).

    "These businesses were not licensed pawn shops," said CAPA President Elect Tony De Marco. Illegal gold buyers are typically unlicensed and do not follow the stringent state and local laws with respect to the reporting, holding, and capturing of customer information. Licensed pawn shops are financial institutions that fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice and are held to rigid standards of practice under state "Business and Professions" and "Financial" codes. According to De Marco, "Licensed pawn shops report all transactions to local law enforcement, follow all holding requirements, and, as is required by law, capture detailed identification of each pledger." Pawn shops file this information with local law enforcement agencies on a daily basis.

    CAPA led the initiative to pass the recent "Statewide Digital Database" bill, AB 391 that was signed into law by the Gov. Jerry Brown. This bill, under the direction of the Department of Justice, will make it possible for law enforcement to quickly and decisively track tangible personal property transactions.

    As the association for California's pawn industry, CAPA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of professional conduct to the public and cooperation with law enforcement at all levels. CAPA applauds Fresno Police Department for their vigilance in shutting down the illegal gold buying businesses in their jurisdiction.

    California Pawnbrokers Association

    For more information about CAPA, visit www.CaliforniaPawnbrokers.org.

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    California Pawnbrokers Association (CAPA) is an association of pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers and is the only one of its kind in California. CAPA's members strive to maintain the highest level of ethical conduct by following established best practices and adhering to federal, state and local laws and regulations. Since its founding in 1956, we have served the interests of tens of thousands of responsible pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers. The association serves its membership through legislative advocacy, professional education, industry programs and legal resources. Our members strive to be valued and respected by their communities by taking part in community outreach programs, as well as encouraging and fostering good relationships with law enforcement, state legislators, local government and community leaders. For more information please visit www.CaliforniaPawnbrokers.org.


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