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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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    The Vapor Bar Opened January 18th in Rowlett to Service the Garland, Mesquite, Rockwall and Rowlett area

    Rowlett, Texas (MMD Newswire) January 28, 2013 -- The Vapor Bar is a Professional Electronic Cigarette Store (already operating in McKinney, TX and Grapevine, Tx) that will concentrate on community education regarding professional grade electronic vaping units, the ease of switching from traditional analog to electronic cigarettes , and finding the right equipment that will get the customer to switch, save money and gain freedom from smoking. The retail store is located at 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 103 in Rowlett.

    Schell Hammel, the owner of The Vapor Bar, has a personal drive. "I have two Grandfathers and a Grandmother that all died of lung cancer. This is personal for me! I want others to learn that they can enjoy their habit, but in a non-offensive way to others and save hundreds per month while doing it. If I can educate the public and improve the quality of life for many, then I am making a difference."

    The Vapor Bar will carry only high quality units that have been tried and tested by the staff. They will also only carry US made liquids, which are used to fill the units. When asked what makes her store different from local mall stores or those found on television she responded, "These are only professional-grade units., the ones that allow the user to lay down cigarettes immediately and easily! You won't find these in any mall or convenience store. And our customer care and customer service sets us apart from everyone else. Come in to the store, ask a ton of questions and test the different units and over 120 different liquid flavors with confidence that all of the liquid has been tested for nicotine content and all units have been tried and true."

    A Customer's Reaction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WMZTdRutg

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    Pompano Beach, Florida (MMD Newswire) January 28, 2013 -- Some years ago, I was told of a new product coming out in the market that was worthy of my investing. The investment in this product seemed crazy at the time. Imagine, bottling water and trying to sell it to the masses. Water was readily available and as close as the kitchen tap. Within several years, a new industry grew up around bottling water. I missed the boat, did not invest and missed the opportunity of a lifetime. My next investment opportunity was the notion of bottling Iced Tea as an alternative to carbonated soda. How could an Iced Tea compete with soda? Carbonated soda had a firm grip on the market. Well you know what happened, the market exploded; but not with me in it. While I was on a roll of missed opportunities, how about GPS Navigation? I had first heard about this system for the navigation on ships and airliners. Rumors were that it would available for your own car soon. I never checked out the rumors and before long, it was available as a must have accessory on most vehicles.

    One hard lesson learned by all this was, when opportunity knocks, I need to seize upon that moment and take immediate action or I will be left standing at the station still waiting for my turn at windfall profit. Well this time, I am not missing this one. Such an opportunity can be seen at the World of Concrete, February 5-8th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In an obscure booth, N968, there will be on display this generation's greatest new product. It represents a new paradigm in one of the world's largest market place. Here, again you and I can find out about the next great opportunity knocking at our door. It will be hidden amongst the giant banners of others and the extravagant displays of the multinational cement companies. But there, amongst that backdrop of opulence, a little company from South Florida will announce their discovery in science and technology to the World.

    Scientists at Blue World Crete Create Portland Replacement, Geo-Blue Crete  Blue World Crete Geo-Blue Crete

    This company, without the benefits of great laboratories, huge academic grants or government research funds, discovered a new paradigm in building materials which will single handedly change the cities we live in, the highways we drive upon, and even the air we breathe. The company is called Blue World Crete. "God gave us the answer to many questions and embedded it right in front of our eyes; it's called Nature", said Art Galietti, COO. Blue World Crete's scientists, through years of research, have broken the code of bio-mineralization used by crustaceans for untold centuries to form their shells. Utilizing the natural raw material of algae, Blue World Crete scientists have discovered a proprietary methodology that encourages bio-mineralization to occur quickly in real time, resulting in a cementitious building material superior to traditional Portland cement.

    Mr. Galietti further stated, "We discovered one of the most perfect binders of all time". Developed from an algae extract, it creates a covalent bond with other materials such has not been seen in the Cement Industry. And best of all, this cement is inexpensive to manufacture and does not require kilns to bake limestone as in the Portland process. There is no release of CO2 or carcinogens such as heavy metals. It only requires a mix of natural materials containing alumina, silica and/or many other Pozzolan materials. Water is the catalyst, any water, even salt water. This is the day of a new building material. This new cement is called Geo-Blue Crete™. Blue World Crete Inc. licenses its technology to manufacturers and distributors worldwide. Their concrete is superior and surpasses Portland on ASTM standards. License fees are very modest as compared to the entry cost of Portland Cement manufacturing which is typically controlled by a few large international companies. Geo-Blue Crete is impressively less expensive than even Geo polymers, yet having many of the same superior characteristics without the problems.

    Now the door is swung wide open to the opportunity of those who want to manufacture their own cement. Geo-Blue Crete is an elastopolymer which has superior tensile strength. Imagine a general purpose concrete that cures at 6,000 psi. Imagine a concrete that is acid resistant, alkali resistant and will not allow for the rusting of embedded metals. It will bond to any surface even old Portland and not delaminate. It has a coefficient of expansion close to zero. It is self insulating with an R f actor of 70 at a ½ inch. Imagine a concrete that can remain plastic from 3 hours to eight hours.

    I may have missed out on bottled drinking water, bottled tea and GPS, but I don't think you or I want to miss out on this opportunity. I hope to see you at that inconspicuous booth, N968, at the World of Concrete, February 5th - the 8th, 2013. If you can't make it, you may want to contact Mr. Galietti yourself, 561-929-8384, info@blueworldcrete.com, or check out their web site at www.blueworldcrete.com.

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    Phoenix, Arizona (MMD Newswire) January 14, 2013 -- Life Line Screening, the nation's leading provider of community-based health screenings, has partnered with Genius Avenue, experts in the engagement, enrollment and empowerment of employees, to provide payroll-deducted administration of health screening benefits in the employer group marketplace. Until now, Life Line Screening has been primarily available only as a direct-to-consumer benefit.

    Life Line Screening is available to employer groups on a national basis and will be offered through the employee benefits brokerage community. Genius Avenue will provide enrollment and administration services to Life Line Screening to make it easy for employers to offer screenings on a payroll-deducted basis. According to Ben Rozum, president of Genius Avenue, "Life Line Screening is a trusted name that offers life-saving preventive care service. Our partnership will offer a unique benefit for employer groups, and brokers will feel confident recommending Life Line Screening to their clients."

    Employers can choose to pay for all or part of their employees' cost or they can offer Life Line Screening packages on a voluntary basis. Additionally, employers may offer a scheduled on-site screening at their location for employees participating.

    With Life Line Screening, employers can reduce future health care costs and motivate employees to make healthier lifestyle decisions. Life Line Screening's mission is to make employees more aware of unrecognized health problems, such as vascular disease, and encourage them to seek follow-up care with their personal physician. Vascular diseaseoften times represents the most costly condition to cover for any employer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year nearly 800,000 Americans experience a new or recurrent stroke, which is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Research shows starting at age 40, an individual's risk for vascular disease and catastrophic events such as a stroke doubles every five years due to a number of risk factors which can be easily detected and treated before costly events occur.

    Offering Life Line Screening as an employee benefit is a great way for benefit brokers and consultants to diversify and provide unique solutions to their clients. For more information on offering Life Line Screening as an employee benefit, please contact your insurance broker.

    About Genius Avenue

    Genius Avenue transforms how companies engage, enroll and empower their employees by helping employers develop stronger relationships with employees, improve recruiting and retention, improve employee satisfaction, simplify benefits administration and achieve a significantly better bottom line.

    To learn more, visit www.geniusavenue.com.

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Curt A. Wieden
    Genius Avenue
    Phone: 602-795-5464
    E-Fax: 602-687-7844
    curt.wieden@geniusavenue.com
    
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    Pervasip Corp.'s (OTCQB: PVSP) VoX Mobile VoIP calling application is now available to more than one hundred million PayPal users

    WHITE PLAINS, NY (MMD Newswire) January 14, 2013 -- The subscription-free VoX plan called "Pay and Go" can be topped up with amounts as little as one dollar from a PayPal account. The Pay and Go plan enables users to call anywhere in the world, without paying a recurring monthly fee or connection fee, and includes a second phone number, voice mail service and some of the lowest international calling rates in the world.

    VoX's Chief Information Officer, Mark Richards, noted, "We are continuing our vision to position our Android App for the coming global marriage between mobile VoIP and mobile wallet. PayPal is arguably the number one global mobile payment company, and is our first step toward that vision. Our App has been well received in the industry and is currently listed in the number 2 position in the Google Play Store when searching for "mobile VoIP." We intend to be best of breed and listed in the number 1 position, by continuing to add additional benefits like PayPal. Millions of people globally do not have a credit card or do not want to enter it into a mobile device for security or other personal reasons."

    "We are following a simple model, we believe that as more people see our app, more people will appreciate and use it," continued Richards. "We think mobile VoIP and mobile wallet is a perfect marriage in 2013 and we are excited to be one of the pioneers in this area."

    A VoX user can subscribe entirely on the phone or tablet and choose a U.S. phone number without leaving the interface, which makes the sign-up process more elegant than many competitors. The mobile VoIP paid plans are a low cost of entry for a high quality and reliable mobile VoIP service offering. New subscribers can download the app for a free 60 minute trial and make calls to any country on the unlimited calling list or sign up for the Pay and Go plan for as little as a dollar, literally a "pay as you go" plan with no monthly subscription fees.

    The VoX Mobile VoIP Android App with updated PayPal payment option will be available on January 15, 2013 and can be viewed or downloaded at the Google Play store.

    About VoX Communications:

    VoX Communications delivers VoIP and video telephone service anywhere in the world that has a stable broadband connection. It recently entered the mobile VoIP services and applications arena so that its VoIP can utilize any 3G/4G or WiFi connection. VoX differentiates itself through a unique combination of high quality voice services, flexible back-office capabilities and automated provisioning systems that enable a quick turn-up for app users who are looking for a second mobile phone line or low-cost international calling, without using any voice-plan minutes from their mobile phone carrier. It offers a feature-rich, low-cost, high-quality alternative to traditional wireless phone services. For more information, please visit www.voxcorp.net.

    Forward-looking statements:The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

    Contact:

    Paul H. Riss

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ph: 212-404-7633

    phriss@pervasip.com


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    HAVERTOWN, PA (MMD Newswire) January 15, 2013 -- Our Care Community, an online forum where members find creative solutions for all their elder care needs, announces that Molly McBryan has joined the company as Director of Provider Relations.

    "We are delighted to welcome Molly into the Our Care Community family. Her experience in working with, and developing relationships with Providers will be a great asset to our company and to our Providers," stated Matt McCloskey, Our Care Community's Managing Partner.

    Molly was born and raised in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of LaSalle University-Philadelphia, with a BA in Sociology and has eight years experience in customer service and provider relations in the mental health field. Molly enjoys working with and talking to people and is very interested in helping and guiding families who need direction finding senior care for their loved ones. For her recreational interests, she loves running, reading, and taking bike rides with her family.

    "I have two close friends who both needed to find assisted living facilities for a loved one. Listening to them talk about how stressful and overwhelming the process was, I knew this was an area that I could be helpful, given my background. When Matt and Michael McCloskey asked me to accept the position as Director of Provider Relations, I was thrilled with the opportunity. I very much look forward to working for a company that not only cares about their care seekers but also about their relationships with their providers."

    OurCareCommunity.com is an online community connecting Care Seekers, Caregivers, Elder Care Experts and Industry Professionals all with the common goal of sharing knowledge, creating bonds and enriching lives. Sons and daughters, husbands and wives and all those responsible for the care of a loved one, now have a trusted source for advice, support and conversation on elder care topics.

    To find out more about Our Care Community:

    Phone: 888-730-3992

    Website: www.OurCareCommunity.com

    Email: info@ourcarecommunity.com


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    Mississauga (MMD Newswire) January 15, 2013 -- Krishani is an engineering company based in Toronto, Canada, and they have a development center in China. They provide custom solutions for tool designing and development. They also offer reliable services through their highly skilled engineers and technicians. Their services include concept designing, mass production, reverse engineering and machining. So, the engineering solutions provided by Krishani are integrated and of top quality. They focus on customer service and satisfaction and that is the reason they are able to build long term relationships with their clients.

    A rich experience in multiple industries and products such as home appliances, automotive tools and medical equipment has resulted in the key strength of Krishani to deliver a big range of products while maintaining high quality. They interact with the clients and get their ideas and their team of professionals focuses on these ideas and specifications, so that they can deliver exactly the same product the client needs. Their entire team and management policies are dedicated towards meeting the clients' requirements proficiently.

    Krishani, always use latest technologies, so that they are able to deliver nothing but the best quality. This integration of technologies offers them an unmatched functional efficiency. Their other areas of strength are on-time delivery, competitive pricing, precision and quality services, which not only keeps them in business but also keeps their clients satisfied and keeps them consistently placing the orders for their requirements. It is not only just a matter of customer service and satisfaction, the motto of Krishani is to make the tools and equipment that perfectly meet the specific purpose, they are designed for. They specialize at making CNC Milling and Turning and CNC Lathe Machine.

    For any kind of Lathe Machine and CNC Lathes, you can contact:

    Krishani Engineering Designs,

    3131 Pepper Mill Court Suite

    # 3 Mississauga,ON

    Ph: 1-855-747-4264

    Email: info@Krishani.com

    Web: www.krishani.com


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    TROY, MICH. (MMD Newswire) January 15, 2013 -- Doeren Mayhew, a Michigan-based certified public accounting and advisory firm with locations in Troy, Houston and Ft. Lauderdale, announces the promotions of audit managers to shareholders within its headquarters. As of January 2013, Todd Groeneveld and Stephen R. Mihalik joined the rankings of more than 40 shareholders in the firm.

    Todd Groeneveld, CPA, MSIS, has been promoted to shareholder within the firm's Audit and Assurance practice. Since beginning his career with the firm in 2000, he has focused on supervising risk-based assurance engagements for a variety of manufacturers, construction companies and auto dealerships. Additionally Groeneveld is part of the firm's Information Technology Assurance Group, assisting clients with their accounting systems issues. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Davenport College in 1995, he went on to earn a Master of Science in Information Systems from Walsh College in 2010. Upon receiving his CPA license in 1998, Groeneveld became an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

    Steve Mihalik, CPA, has been promoted to shareholder within the firm's Audit and Assurance practice. For 26 years he has specialized in providing public accounting services to the construction industry, including general contractors, road and bridge builders, and underground, demolition and other specialty trade contractors. As a dedicated member of the firm's Audit and Assurance practice, he focuses on providing risk-based assurance services to clients. Prior to joining the firm, Mihalik served as vice president and minority shareholder at R.W. Frickel Company, PC, which was acquired by Doeren Mayhew in 2010. He received his Bachelor of Accountancy from Walsh College in 1986. Upon receiving his CPA license in 1989, Mihalik became an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

    About Doeren Mayhew

    Founded in 1932, Doeren Mayhew is a leading group of CPAs and trusted advisors who go beyond traditional accounting to help mid-sized businesses grow and prosper. With CPAs in Michigan, Texas and Florida, Doeren Mayhew serves industries such as non-profits, manufacturing, construction, financial institutions, health care, service, retail/restaurant, wholesalers/distribution with a full range of accounting, audit, tax, merger and acquisition, and business advisory services. Combining a deeply rooted history with a progressive mindset, the firm offers insight into the business, oversight to ensure best practices and foresight for what's ahead. Please visit www.doeren.com for more information.

    CONTACT:

    Taryne Spirovski, Marketing Director

    Doeren Mayhew

    248.244.3159

    spirovski@doeren.com

    http://doeren.com


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    AUSTIN, TX (MMD Newswire) January 15, 2013 -- Buyer Group International, Inc. (BYRG.PK) ("BYRG" or the "Company") today announced its 2013 General Business Development Plan for 2013.

    "The more we at Buyer Group International look at 2013, the more you can see that we have a clear slate on which we can write big things," said BYRG CEO Dave Bryant. "We have three fronts of mining development now. Greenland, Indonesia, and British Columbia." he recently said. "As we execute on our plan, improved compliance, better transparency, the vision we have laid out will start to unfold."

    "Our Indonesian project is proceeding nicely and we hope to have more news on this shortly. We are exploring several opportunities there in earth metals and in noble metals. We have received a letter of interest from the local chamber of commerce and have a clear path of development before us." In British Columbia, we have several very solid prospects, currently requiring financing, where we have entered into negotiations to purchase and develop these prospects. Finally, Greenland, the last vast untapped northern remote island, has enormous promise and we are working on developing this prospect. We have seen very promising results and we have only tipped the iceberg." he was quited as saying in a recent interview.

    "With these prospects, BYRG's goals are to execute in the very near term a business development program centered around increasing holdings and production of mineral reserves for both long term management and short term development and production that can be sold on the current market. This means bringing funding to bear on minerals that have immediate value, and bringing partnerships to those that have long term value. As various types of minerals are coming into play we want to maximize development for minerals reaching their market peak in value. Then we want to bank or hold long term those that have yet to reach their peak and may be several years away from doing so." said David A. Bryant, CEO of BYRG.

    BYRG and its advisors believe that strategic development of mineral rich lands will give the shareholders the best long term returns of any industry including government and municipal investment. BYRG is tailoring a specific financial reward system for its long term shareholders.

    Completion of the proposed transactions are dependent upon important contingencies, including BYRG obtaining financing and guarantees, of which there is no assurance.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Information in this news release may contain statements about future expectations, plans, prospects or performance of Buyer Group International, Inc. that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the Safe Harbor Provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words or phrases "can be", "expects", "may affect", "believed", "estimate", "project" and similar words and phrases are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Buyer Group International, Inc. cautions you that any forward-looking information provided by or on behalf of Buyer Group International, Inc. is not a guarantee of future performance. Completion of the transaction is dependent upon important contingencies, including completion of financing, of which there is no assurance. None of the information in this press release constitutes or is intended as an offer to sell securities or investment advice of any kind. Buyer Group International, Inc.'s actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, some of which are beyond Buyer Group International, Inc. 's control. In addition to those discussed in Buyer Group International, Inc.'s press releases, public filings, and statements by Buyer Group International, Inc.'s management, including, but not limited to, Buyer Group International, Inc.'s estimate of the sufficiency of its existing capital resources, Buyer Group International, Inc.'s ability to raise additional capital to fund future operations, Buyer Group International, Inc.'s ability to repay its existing indebtedness, the uncertainties involved in estimating market opportunities, and in identifying contracts which match Buyer Group International, Inc.'s capability to be awarded contracts. All such forward-looking statements are current only as of the date on which such statements were made. Buyer Group International, Inc. does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which any such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    Media Contact:

    Heidi Gillion

    Heidi@pr-publicrelations.info

    Telephone: 323-250-9904

    ir@byrg.org


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    Broomfield, CO (MMD Newswire) January 15, 2013 -- Psiphon Consulting, an established leader in online business success strategies, consulting & implementation along with e-onlinedata a merchant account provider, today announced plans for their upcoming Webinar: "Seven Key Differences between a Merchant Account and a Payment Aggregator" on Friday January 25th, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern Time.

    The event will be held online: Participants can register at http://psiphonconsulting.com/workshops/paymentprocessing.html. The goal of the webinar, Seven Key Differences between a Merchant Account and a Payment Aggregator, is to support online entrepreneurs in understanding the difference between a merchant processor and a payment aggregator.

    B. Hopkins, President of Psiphon Consulting, said registration to the webinar, Seven Key Differences between a Merchant Account and a Payment Aggregator is limited and the cost is absolutely free.

    "We are excited to be working with e-onlinedata to empower business owners in being able to create more revenue online. As businesses grow, the ecommerce solutions they are currently using may no longer be the most supportive for their business model today, so we want to provide an opportunity for them to re-evaluate their currently payment processing strategy," said Hopkins. "This is a tremendous opportunity for online business owners to be able to save costs on their payment processing solutions. Participants will learn the differences between a merchant account and a payment aggregator, what features your merchant account should have, and a special opportunity for business owners to generate residual revenue for their own business."

    To learn more about the Webinar: Seven Key Differences between a Merchant Account and a Payment Aggregator or to register for the event, call (720) 432-0621 or visit our webinar training website today.

    More About Psiphon Consulting

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    Founded in 2001, Psiphon Consulting has helped many businesses with Internet Business Consulting, Strategies & Implementation. The company's mission is to help many businesses with SEO, Internet Business Strategies and Webinar Production. They focus on supporting business owners to reach their goals more quickly by empowering their web presence to have a vital role in generating revenue, and their mission statement is "We keep businesses' websites from being road kill on the information superhighway." ". To learn more about Psiphon Consulting, you should call (720)432-0621 or visit them online at http://psiphonconsulting.com

    Contact Details:

    Psiphon Consulting

    Attention: B. Hopkins

    Phone: (720)432-0621

    Website: http://psiphonconsulting.com


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    SAN FRANCSICO, CA (MMD Newswire) January 15, 2013 --  d.light design is honored to be chosen as the recipient of the prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world's largest annual award in the renewable energy and sustainability sector. d.light was selected in the small and medium size enterprise category. The prize, managed by Masdar on behalf of the government of Abu Dhabi, is presented annually to companies that have shownoutstanding, innovative achievements and leadership in the global search for a sustainable energy future.

    "We are very honored to win the Zayed Future Energy Prize," said d.light Chairman and CEO Donn Tice. "d.light represents an essential part of the future of energy: small-scale, distributed energy solutions at the community, household and individual level. Winning this prize will enable us to transform millions more lives that we would not otherwise reach as quickly. This is not just a win for d.light, but for everyone without access to reliable grid power."

    d.light Wins Zayed Future Energy Prize renewable energy prize

    Established in 2008, the Zayed Prize honors the legacy of environmental protection and concern for conservation of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi's late ruler and Founder of the United Arab Emirates.

    The prize was awarded in a lavish ceremony at the Emirates Palace as part of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. Prizewinners were selected via a rigorous four-stage process that enlists the expertise of distinguished leaders around the world from a total pool of 579 applicants. The finalists became special guests hosted by the Zayed Future Energy Prize Committee. They were invited to attend Sustainability Week events; provided with special access to "by invitation only" small group discussions on the Future of Energy and introduced to the U. S. Ambassador.

    The Zayed Future Energy Prize aims to create a community spirit among the world's most gifted and pioneering innovators and leaders driven around four key criteria: long-term vision, innovation, leadership and impact. d.light design has been at the forefront of the solar powered lighting market.

    "We are on a mission to transform the lives of 100 million people in the developing world by 2020," continued Tice. "This past October, we reached a major milestone, empowering 10 million lives with our solar lanterns in over 40 countries around the world. With this prize, we're poised to accelerate our reach."

    About d.light

    d.light is a for-profit social enterprise whose purpose is to create new freedoms for customers without access to reliable power so they can enjoy a brighter future. We design, manufacture and distribute solar light and power products throughout the developing world. We aim to transform the lives of at least 100 million people by 2020, and have reached over 10 million since founding. d.light serves over 40 countries, through over 6,000 retail outlets, 10 field offices, and four regional hubs. The company employs over 200 people directly, and indirectly employs hundreds more worldwide. To learn more, please visit www.dlightdesign.com

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Sandra R. Curtis
    d.light design (San Francisco office)
    510-816-8012
    sandra.curtis@dlightdesign.com
    
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    Ottawa, ON (MMD Newswire) January 16, 2013 -- Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) has chosen MeterSense and CustomerConnect, Harris Utilities' meter data management (MDM) solution and customer engagement solution (CES), to make stronger operational decisions and bring the value and intelligence of its smart infrastructure directly into the hands of its customers.

    MeterSense is an advanced MDM solution that transforms raw smart meter data into valuable business intelligence and enables utilities to improve business process and enhance customer service. CustomerConnect is a web-based data presentment tool that enables customers to access and interpret their consumption patterns, which helps them make smarter choices about resource use, reduce their bills and support utility conservation goals.

    BELD, which has been a customer of Harris Utilities since 1999, provides electric services to approximately 16,000 residential and business customers in eastern Massachusetts. The utility began the deployment of its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in June 2011 and supplemented that new technology with an MDM and a CES to draw optimal value from its hardware investment. Specifically, it sought an MDM solution that integrated seamlessly with its existing enterprise solutions (including Harris Utilities' NorthStar customer information system), offered advanced analytics functions and automated routine processes. BELD also wanted a CES that was easy to use and could encourage more end users to participate in conservation programs.

    MeterSense transforms raw meter data into actionable intelligence

    "MeterSense was the obvious choice for our MDM solution because it offers a range of functionality that perfectly suits the needs of municipal electric utilities like us," said Gail Cohen, Business Manager at BELD. "We expect to use MeterSense to eliminate all the manual processes we follow now and therefore save time and money. We also plan to use the solution to help us make better business decisions about setting rates and making investments, and to perform deep analysis into events, alarms and losses on our grid so we can understand why these problems occur and solve them quickly."

    Cohen added that MeterSense offered two further key benefits. First, its customizable rules engine enabled BELD to configure the application to the utility's precise needs and therefore yield the greatest value from AMI data. Second, its demonstrated capacity for integration gave the utility confidence that MeterSense would perform seamlessly with BELD's existing hardware and software technologies.

    CustomerConnect engages end users in consumption-management initiatives

    "We chose CustomerConnect because it is easy to use--and remarkably sophisticated," she said. "We expect that by presenting consumption data to our customers on a near-real time basis, CustomerConnect will create a powerful connection for our customers between energy consumed and money spent. We hope that every BELD customer will want to use CustomerConnect, and we want to use the solution to promote our energy-savings programs to target audiences."

    Although BELD enjoys a long-standing relationship with Harris Utilities, the utility selected MeterSense and CustomerConnect because of the sophistication and simplicity of each solution and the potential of each to help BELD meet its operational and customer-service goals.

    Norm Daigle, executive vice-president of Harris Utilities SmartWorks--the innovation engine of Harris Utilities that created MeterSense and CustomerConnect--said the BELD implementation confirms the additional value that an MDM and a customer engagement solution can bring to a utility's smart grid solution.

    "AMI is an essential component of a smart grid solution," said Daigle. "Introduced on its own, however, it yields limited benefits. A utility that wants to get the most out of its smart grid investment must introduce an MDM like MeterSense to interpret raw data and turn that information into valuable business intelligence. A customer engagement solution such as CustomerConnect further boosts the value of the smart grid by connecting end users with meter data almost instantly."

    Powerful and intuitive, MeterSense and CustomerConnect can help any utility get more value than ever before from its smart meters and bring the intelligence of the smart grid into the hands of its consumers.

    About Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD)

    BELD supplies electric service to approximately 16,000 residential and business customers in the town of Braintree, Massachusetts. The utility operates generation, transmission and distribution facilities across a 14-square-mile service territory that is served by 148 miles of overhead lines and 88 miles of underground lines. BELD operates three electric distribution substations and two 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission interchange substations, and is connected to two separate 115 kV NStar transmission lines that are part of the ISO New England electric grid. For more information, see www.beld.com/Electric/AboutEnergy.asp.

    About Harris Utilities SmartWorks

    SmartWorks is the innovation engine of Harris Utilities. Harris Utilities SmartWorks' current portfolio includes two key solutions. The first is MeterSense, a scalable, configurable and powerful meter data management (MDM) solution that quickly manages and intelligently interprets growing volumes of critical smart meter data. The second, CustomerConnect, is a customer engagement solution that gives customers direct, web-based access to account information and unprecedented insight into resource use, which helps utilities demonstrate the value of, and power behind, their smart infrastructure investments.

    For detailed product information, please visit metersense.com and custconnect.com.

    Contacts

    Harris Utilities

    Anna Jackson

    Vice-president, Marketing and Communications

    T: +1-613-226-5511, ext. 2085

    C: +1-613-986-9189

    ajackson@harrisutilities.com


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    January 16, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Keynote Speaker and Target Leadership President, Author, Professional Speaker, and Retired USAF A-10 Fighter Pilot, Jeff "Odie" Espenship, is presenting at the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, on March 5, 2013 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. 

    Espenship will present his popular keynote "Getting Back to Basics is Vital to Superior Performance -- It's the Little Things that Matter" with hopes to motivate audience members to rethink and refocus their work behavior. He relates to audience members with personal stories of triumph and loss in and out of the cockpit; you will laugh and cry. Most importantly, Odie teaches what it means to be a Target Leader both on and off the job. "By setting high expectations, by speaking up, by listening to what is not being said, by overcoming complacency (the silent killer), by never assuming, and by communicating to understanding helps us achieve new heights in life and leadership," said Espenship.

    His keynote is certain to strike a chord regarding this year's conference theme of "Safety: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint." The goal of the conference is to provide an educational forum where employers, safety and health professionals, safety committee members, line supervisors, manufacturers, and distributors can come to gain state of the art knowledge and skills leading to self-sufficiency in their occupational safety and health programs. Attendees come from all industries and class topics cover a broad range of timely safety and health issues.

    About Target Leadership

    Target Leadership, founded by fighter pilots and operated by fighter pilots, use their experience as fighter pilots to motivate and encourage a company's "Fighter Pilots" (or employees) to embrace leadership safety systems in the workplace. Whether the audience is medical, manufacturing, chemical, utility, construction, banking, team sports, or retail, their programs will motivate the workforce to accelerate to new heights in leadership, safety, teamwork, and overall operational excellence.

    About GOSH

    The conference hosted by GOSH is the largest of its kind in the Northwest. It features over 150 workshops and sessions. Past conferences have hosted over 2500 people. This year marks its 33rd biennial year. It is being co-sponsored by Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, and the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

    For booking inquiries or to request more information please visit http://www.targetleadership.com or call toll-free at (800) 392-1544.


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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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