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Diamond Cutter Brian Gavin

Fifth generation diamond cutter Brian Gavin speaks at ASA International Conference Gems and Jewelry Program in Las Vegas

HOUSTON, Texas — Brian Gavin, fifth generation diamond cutter and creator of his internationally renowned Signature Hearts and Arrows ‘super ideal’ diamond brand, was a featured speaker at the ASA International Conference Gems and Jewelry Program in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 26 to 28, at the J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa. Gavin detailed the development […]

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medical marijuana training class

Legal Use and Dispensing of Medical Marijuana in New England: First Medical Marijuana School to Open in Warwick

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The New England School of Alternative Horticultural Studies, a New England-based medical marijuana training center, today announced the September 2010 launch of its Basic Medical Marijuana training class in Warwick, RI, the first professional medical marijuana training class in the north-eastern United States.

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Alabama executive employment

Executive Unemployment in Alabama: Personal Business Advisors Works to Help Senior Execs

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Personal Business Advisors, LLC, an organization dedicated to moving the underutilized talents of highly skilled senior corporate executives to small business, has opened a Master Office in Hoover. The company helps senior executives who have become underemployed or unemployed in the recession to find six figure income opportunities in six types of […]

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New York Family Walk 2010

NY Family Walk 2010 NonProfit Event Helps Support the Recruitment of Adoptive Families for Children in Foster Care

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is hosting its annual Family Walk on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. Supporters from across the United States are invited to register today for the 2.5 mile Family Walk event.

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Dallas Fort Worth Homes

Sandlin Custom Homes is Bringing New Homes to Popular North Texas Communities

DALLAS, Texas — Signs of a recovering market are becoming more evident. The number of homes and developed lots continues to decrease steadily. One of Dallas-Fort Worth’s major homebuilders is doing what seemed impossible 18 month ago – rolling out an entire new phase in one of their most popular north Texas communities.

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Denise Gott

Green Business: Long Term Care Insurance Goes Online, Reducing Paper Flow

KIRKLAND, Wash. — If you’re in the market for long term care insurance but hate to fill out applications and wait, wait, wait, a leading agency has an alternative for you. Dispense with the paper and the delay; complete an electronic application, with live hand-holding, and get an answer pronto. The agency is LTC Financial […]

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WILTON, Conn. -- Key mortgage technology developers and business services providers have launched PROGRESS In Lending Association (PROGRESS), to provide a collaborative forum and content platform for mortgage lending business process innovation. Created to fill an under-served mortgage industry segment and purpose, PROGRESS is lead by an all-volunteer executive team comprised of high-profile mortgage professionals with more than 100 years' combined industry experience.

PROGRESS In Lending: New Mortgage Industry Association Invites Thought Leadership and Active Innovation

WILTON, Conn. — Key mortgage technology developers and business services providers have launched PROGRESS In Lending Association (PROGRESS), to provide a collaborative forum and content platform for mortgage lending business process innovation. Created to fill an under-served mortgage industry segment and purpose, PROGRESS is lead by an all-volunteer executive team comprised of high-profile mortgage professionals […]

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nPulse Technologies LLC

nPulse Technologies joins Open Information Security Foundation as first Gold level member

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) today announced that nPulse Technologies, LLC has joined the consortium as its first Gold Level member. nPulse will maintain a QA Test lab for Suricata developers at its Charlottesville, VA, facility. Developers will be able to access the nPulse systems remotely.

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mortgage lending automation

CCMC and Del Mar DataTrac Partner for Loan Data Bridge for Mortgage Bankers

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Del Mar DataTrac, Inc. (DMD), the leading provider of affordable end-to-end mortgage lending automation solutions, and CCMC, Inc., the financial industry’s premier technology interface provider, have released the DMDBridge, a connectivity tool that automatically moves loan data from a lender’s third-party origination system to the DataTrac mortgage banking system of record.

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Scott Joss and Doug Colosio

New Country Classics from Joss and Colosio on ‘A Couple of Strangers’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Real country by real musicians is the way to describe the new album by Scott Joss and Doug Colosio, ‘A Couple of Strangers,’ released by Golosio Publishing. The 13-track recording showcases many of the duo’s favorite types of music, including Texas Swing, roadhouse roots, and ‘good ole’ cryin’ in yer beer […]

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Web-based home care software

Home Care Software Provider, ContinuLink, Responds to Regulatory Change with Rapid Fire Solution

ATLANTA, Ga. — ContinuLink, a leader in Web-based home care software understands the needs of their users. Within four days of a new CMS Regulation regarding PECOS, ContinuLink users were automatically having their physicians PECOS eligibility checked though our system. ContinuLink believes they were the first system in the country to have integrated real-time PECOS […]

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hosted business voice services

Florida Fast 50 Companies use Telovations’ Communications-as-a-Service Approach

TAMPA, Fla. — Telovations, a leader in delivering hosted business voice services, was named the 10th fastest growing company in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Business Journal at its annual Fast 50 awards luncheon. Telovations increased revenues 265 percent over the past two years, earning it the No. 10 ranking on the business publication’s […]

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Stage-Gate management

Planisware Partner, Innovation Framework Technologies, Wins New Customer LG Display in Korea

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Innovation Framework Technologies, the premier supplier of innovation management solutions, announces a new joint customer with its partner, Planisware, the leading provider of world-class project and portfolio management solutions for companies across myriad industries – including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, energy, aerospace and defense and automotive.

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acceleration of exception processing

CONIX Systems’ Frank Stokes Affirms Need to Stem Improper Payments by Government, Points to Banking Industry Exception Items Processing

MANCHESTER, Vt. — Franks Stokes, president of technology for CONIX Systems, Inc., a leading international provider of payment processing solutions to the financial services industry and pioneer in the acceleration of exception processing, agrees with the Obama Administration that reducing systemic drains on the Federal budget by better policing benefits and other types of payments […]

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lean manufacturing

Robert B. Camp’s New Book Helps Small Businesses Save Themselves and Help May Save America

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Ascoli Publishing LLC announces the release of ‘Go and See: A Journey About Getting To Lean’ (ISBN: 978-1-6109500-8-4) by Robert B. Camp, BSE, MBA. Go and See makes a strong case that once a company goes ‘Lean,’ it fireproofs itself from most of the chaos in today’s market – including competitors from […]

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Guinness World Records

97 Pound Woman Attempts Guinness World Records (Set by Men) to Lift Over 90,000 Pounds in One Hour

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Thirty years ago, Thienna Ho and her family were Vietnamese boat people who survived a brutal attack by Thai pirates during a treacherous voyage on their way to their new home in San Francisco. Now Thienna is a super-athlete who has broken Guinness World Records (GWR) for feats of strength and […]

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Children Awaiting Parents

Corporate Social Responsibilty: Support a Children’s Charity and Get Free Services to Promote Your Small Business

TORRANCE, Calif. — Neotrope, a California based marketing firm, recently ‘adopted’ Children Awaiting Parents and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. To celebrate, throughout July 2010 as part of the adoption program, when a donor gives $50 or more to either charity they will have the opportunity to issue a free national online press release through Neotrope’s […]

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Human Capital Webinar: KnowledgeAdvisors Investigates Importance of Informal Learning in Organizations

CHICAGO, Ill. — KnowledgeAdvisors, the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, has announced it has released a brand new whitepaper focusing on informal learning measurement. The research conducted by KnowledgeAdvisors was based upon substantial data collected across diverse industries in an effort to gain a comprehensive representation of the present condition of […]

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Coach Paul Edward PhD

Magic Johnson’s Life Skills Leadership Conference: Speakers include Paul Edward PhD, a noted coaching psychologist

CLAREMONT, Calif. — Life-Changing Coaching announces that Coach Paul has been selected to participate as one of the speakers at this year’s Magic Johnson Foundation – Life Skills Leadership Conference, which is being held from Thursday, July 22, 2010, to Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at UCLA.

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forensic triage tools

Dept. of Homeland Security Selects ADF Solutions to Provide Universal Triage Field Kit for First Responders

BETHESDA, Md. — ADF Solutions Inc., the leading provider of forensic triage tools for computers and peripherals, announced today that the company has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security to develop a universal triage field kit that will aid law enforcement officers in the immediate extraction of information and evidence from computers and […]

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Infinite Possibilities in Plastic

LRM Industries Launches New Brands including HydroDome 610 Stormwater Chamber

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. — LRM Industries International, Inc. headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, has re-branded and launched a new Web site showcasing a range of developing new thermoplastic/composite products for the environmental engineering and green building markets. The designs of these innovative products were enabled by the unique size and structural features capabilities of LRM’s unique patented […]

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Cameron Truesdell

Suit Against LTC Financial Partners Dropped, CEO Cameron Truesdell Announces

KIRKLAND, Wash. — A suit against LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), the nation’s largest producer-owned long term care insurance agency, has been dropped, the company reports today. The suit, for more than a million dollars, was by a former agent, Linda Caruthers of Richmond, Virginia, who was seeking compensation for providing an introduction that helped […]

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KnowledgeAdvisors and Bersin and Associates to Host Learning Measurement Seminar in D.C.

CHICAGO, Ill. — KnowledgeAdvisors, the largest provider of talent measurement solutions, and Bersin and Associates, the only research and advisory firm focusing on enterprise learning and talent management, will host a complimentary breakfast briefing, Innovation in Learning Measurement: High-Impact Measurement Framework, on August 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza […]

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recover deleted digital images

Free Digital Photo and Image Recovery Software for Windows 7

NEW YORK, N.Y. — EASEUS software, the provider of innovative and professional data recovery and disaster recovery utilities, also provides a powerful free data recovery software – EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition – to help recover lost photos, pictures, images, music, movies, and multimedia files from almost all digital media types after accidents like […]

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Mortgage fulfillment outsource

Arizona, California, Florida and Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Select Titan Lenders Corp for Back Office and Fulfillment Outsource Services in Q2 2010

DENVER, Colo. — Mortgage fulfillment outsource services expert Titan Lenders Corp (TLC) signed nine mortgage banker clients in the second quarter of 2010. TLC, a U.S.-based domestic mortgage fulfillment outsource operation, offers a parallel and variable cost alternative solution to lenders that maintain back office and warehouse line management operations.

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Economic Development Generating Excellence Policy Board announces 12 pre-proposal EDGE Fund applications

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Economic Development Generating Excellence Policy Board announced that 12 pre-proposal applications from an initial field of 62 have been approved to advance to the next step in the 2010 funding evaluation process. This year represents the third round of funding disbursement from the EDGE fund; in 2009, five awards were […]

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grocery deals and coupons

Starlight Children’s Foundation and Shopping Nanny Partner to Help Children with Chronic Illnesses

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Shopping Nanny provides a personalized online service for grocery shoppers to get store specials and coupons combined to maximize their savings. This newly available solution is well received by customers, press and bloggers, but the exciting additional news is that the company is providing financial support to Starlight with a […]

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