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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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    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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    Naples, FL (MMD Newswire) January 29, 2013 -- Constructioncandidate.com, LLC today announced that they have launched their new website www.constructioncandidate.com. The website is aimed towards the construction industry with the goal of matching professionals desiring to hear about career opportunities with companies looking to hire professionals with specific skill sets.

    The company is the brain child of CEO and one of four founders, Patrick Bishop. "We recognized that with an economic rebound on the horizon in construction, there would be a great emphasis on hiring talent. We wanted to create a system where people that wanted to know about career opportunities could do so without having to post a resume on line," says Mr. Bishop.

    construction industry career opportunities

    "Too many times people that are currently employed and aren't looking are never aware that there might be a fantastic career opportunity available to them right down the street. They don't want to post a resume and let the world know that they may be in the market," Bishop says. The key for the company is that it allows candidates to remain anonymous throughout the process. By identifying sectors, geography, current title and more, hiring companies can be as specific as they want when searching for possible candidates.

    Once profiles are selected, an email is generated to the candidate and notification is sent to them through an anonymous email feature. An alert is then sent to a candidate's phone and personal email notifying them that based on their profile; a specific company would be interested in speaking with them about an opportunity at their firm. At this point, the candidate can decide whether to respond to the opportunity or not.

    Constructioncandidate.com will roll out in the greater Washington, D.C. market and expand throughout the Eastern Seaboard within the first few months with the goal of capturing the entire US market by year end.

    Headquartered in Naples, FL, Constructioncandidate.com, LLC combines over 50 years of construction operations and hiring experience.

    For additional information or for interview requests please contact Patrick Bishop anytime by email at patrick@constructioncandidate.com.

    General Inquiries may also be made by contacting Danielle Francioso at 800-401-9140

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    Fort Worth, TX (MMD Newswire) January 29, 2013 -- ECi Acsellerate, part of the ECi Software Solutions (ECiSolutions.com) family of companies, today announced that it has reached a major milestone: serving more than 500 customers that rely on its industry leading sales intelligence solutions. This new threshold for the organization translates to nearly 3,000 global users, integrated with almost 30 different ERP systems, across 12 time zones.

    "The Acsellerate team is proud of our accomplishments last year," said Steve Sabatini, President of ECi Acsellerate. "We not only reached a significant milestone of more than 500 clients, but we also made substantial feature enhancements and introduced new offerings to support our loyal customer base. We are pleased that the market continues to recognize our dedication to strengthening independent businesses."

    2012 was another successful year for Acsellerate. In December, the organization officially introduced Expert Intelligence, a new consulting service designed to help dealers take calculated action to accomplish key initiatives. Several sales teams participated in an Expert Intelligence pilot program and experienced quantifiable improvements with fast results. Acsellerate also partnered with manufacturers to provide additional sales analytics for specific product lines, and made aggressive customer-driven enhancements to its CRM module.

    "We chose Acsellerate because we wanted a solution to help us work smarter and become more profitable," said Randy Siebert, Business Manager of Northern Office Supply. "We needed a tool like Acsellerate to focus our energy and easily measure our business performance, ultimately helping us grow our sales and profitability."

    "Northern Office Supply is one of our new customers that chose Acsellerate to help provide valuable information to its sales and management teams," says Sabatini. "We are committed to making ongoing enhancements to all of our products, so that we can continue to be the best solution for independent businesses. Acsellerate is working on some great new enhancements and offerings that we know our customers will really love in 2013."

    About ECi

    The ECi Software Solutions family of companies provides business and e-commerce solutions, offering on-premise and cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECi's companies have served the manufacturing, office equipment, office supplies, contract office furniture, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices and companies throughout the U.S., Australia, England and the Netherlands. For information, email info@ecisolutions.com, visit www.ECiSolutions.com, or call (800) 959-3367.

    About ECi Acsellerate

    Acsellerate is the market leader in on-demand sales and business intelligence, providing web-based analytic, advanced reporting and integrated CRM solutions. The interactive information empowers executives, managers and sales professionals to easily understand the effectiveness of their customer relationships and turn that insight into bottom-line results. As a business unit of ECi Software Solutions, Acsellerate is able to arm distributors in a variety of industries with an effective, affordable suite of services designed to help them compete successfully in today's market without requiring a significant technology or financial investment. For more information visit www.acsellerate.net, sales@acsellerate.net or call (571) 266-6420.


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    January 29, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- CPC Scientific Inc, a pioneer in peptide chemistry services announced today the expansion of its state of the art cGMP peptide manufacturing facility. The new 150,000 sq ft cGMP workshop will extensively increase CPC's production capability to accommodate growing needs of peptide based active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and peptide generics.

    The existing peptide cGMP facility (60,000 sq ft) has been already inspected by US-FDA multiple times and is ISO 9001/ISO 13485 certified to fully comply with cGMP guidelines for peptide drug manufacturing. Multiple numbers of isolated peptide synthesis and purification suites in the new facility enable several commercial projects at the same time. High end equipments such as large scale solid phase and liquid phase reactors, HPLC columns and tray lyophilizers will allow CPC to manufacture hundreds of Kilograms of different peptides with improved delivery options and reduced costs.

    "With the completion and commissioning of our new cGMP facility, we are poised to be the largest peptide manufacturer in the industry" says Dr. Shawn Lee, Chairman and CEO of CPC group. "Along with the existing GMP facility the combined capability will be critical in offering our valued customers with flexibility, sustainability and increasing demands for scale up and commercial scale manufacturing".

    About CPC Scientific

    CPC scientific is a trusted provider of high quality peptide based products to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and academic researchers. CPC offers catalog peptides, custom peptide synthesis, peptide arrays and libraries, cGMP manufacturing of peptide APIs and Generics and is a world leader in complex peptide modification services. CPC provides FFS and FTE services as well as process development and validation, stability studies, regulatory support and documentation. Its R&D center and Headquarters is located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information please visit us at www.cpcscientific.com

    Media Contact

    Dr. Jyothi Thundimadathil

    Director

    CPC Scientific Inc

    E-mail: Jyothi@cpcscientific.com

    Web: www.cpcscientific.com


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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Ashlyn Shockley
    The Satcher Group
    202.285.5570
    ashockley@satchergroup.com

    www.satchergroup.com

    Launch of The Satcher Group

    New firm to provide public health consulting and government affairs services

    Atlanta, GA (MMD Newswire) January 29, 2013 -- The Satcher Group announced its official launch today. The firm provides government affairs services to Atlanta-based organizations and helps develop communication strategies for public health-related issues. Led by principals with extensive government experience, The Satcher Group core strategic philosophy is based on the fact that local organizations can be better represented in Washington by partners who are locally accessible and therefore have a deep understanding of the organization and the environment in which it operates. Additionally, The Satcher Group helps support efforts to bridge the gap between good public health science and the audience in need of that information.

    "I am pleased to be a part of this effort," said Daraka Satcher, who serves as CEO and is also a partner with the Pendleton Group. "We saw a need and decided to develop an initiative to respond. I also look forward to enhancing our offerings by partnering with strategic allies."

    The Satcher Group is already working closely with the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine to develop initiatives to address the growing problem of head injuries and concussions in the competitive sports.

    "We see this as a holistic initiative to deal with an array of public health issues on many levels," said David Satcher, Director of SHLI and Satcher Group senior advisor.

    Helping companies navigate the government will be a hallmark of The Satcher Group. With over 20 years of combined Washington DC experience on Capitol Hill and in the Executive branch, its principals understand that in-depth knowledge of clients is more important to adequate representation than proximity to the Capitol. "We will focus on becoming a part of our client's culture so that we can make the most of partnerships with governmental entities," said Terri Winston, President of Government Affairs. "Those who understand DC know how to produce without unnecessarily walking the halls of Congress everyday. We'd rather be close to our clients than congressional offices. And when the time comes to do face-to-face meetings, Washington is only a little more than an hour away."

    For additional information, contact: Ashlyn Shockley, 202.285.5570

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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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