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TekStream Solutions Offers Breakthrough in Enterprise-wide Contract Lifecycle Management

Contract Lifecycle Management

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TekStream Solutions, an Oracle Gold Partner, is excited to announce the first Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution for Oracle WebCenter. The engineered solution was introduced to public last week through a national webinar and is currently being implemented at several organizations.

“Whether you’re a growing mid-market company or a large-scale global organization, you need an effective system to manage surges in contract volumes and ensure accuracy in reporting,” said Judd Robins, Executive Vice President. “The reality is many of the current tools require attorneys and procurement teams to use multiple systems to access and manage contracts, and provide the business little flexibility to address changing business needs.”

Executive Director, Solutions and Training, Troy Allen, wants organizations to know that this tool is very different. “TekStream’s new Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution gives companies one consolidated and secure platform to logically ingest and organize contracts and supporting documents.” He added, “Built on Oracle’s industry leading document management system, WebCenter Content, it is designed to seamlessly integrate with enterprise applications like Oracle’s Enterprise Business Suite (EBS), PeopleSoft and JD Edwards.”

Solution Benefits:
1. Centralized repository for all in-process and executed contracts.
2. Increase efficiency through better control of the contract process.
3. Support for “Evergreen” contracts help to improve contract renewal rates.
4. Improve compliance to regulations and standards by providing clear and concise reporting of procedures and controls.

About TekStream Solutions:

TekStream Solutions is an Atlanta-based technology solutions company that specializes in addressing the company-wide IT problems faced by enterprise businesses, such as consolidating and streamlining disparate content and application delivery systems and the market challenges to create “anytime, anywhere access” to data for employees, partners and customers. TekStream’s IT consulting solutions combined with its specialized IT recruiting expertise helps businesses increase efficiencies, streamline costs and remain competitive in an extremely fast-changing market. The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently named TekStream as one of “Atlanta’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies” at the 19th annual Pacesetter Awards.

For more information about TekStream Solutions, please visit http://www.tekstream.com/ or email Britton Clark at britton.clark@tekstream.com.

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‘Drive Safer Sunday’ is November 30: Reminds Drivers of Special Danger on Year’s Busiest Travel Day

Drive Safer Sunday

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 10th annual observance of Drive Safer Sunday is on November 30, 2014, and Road Safe America reminds Americans taking holiday road trips “to focus on being rested and attentive to dangers inside and outside their cars.” The observance is sponsored by Road Safe America, a non-profit dedicated to reducing collisions between tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles.

“Drive Safer Sunday” falls on what is traditionally the busiest highway travel day of the year – the Sunday following Thanksgiving. It has been recognized this year by more than twenty state governors and, again this year, prompted an official Resolution from the U.S. Senate.

Steve Owings and his wife, Susan, founded Road Safe America in 2003 after their son, Cullum, was killed when his car – stopped in an interstate traffic jam – was crushed from behind by a speeding tractor trailer going eight miles per hour above the posted speed limit on cruise control. That crash occurred on the Sunday after Thanksgiving as Cullum returned to college after spending the week at home in Atlanta with his family and friends.

“The Sunday after Thanksgiving will always be a painful one for our family,” Steve Owings said. “But we hope that by raising awareness of the dangers of holiday travel, other lives will be spared and other families will not have to deal with needless, tragic loss.”

U.S. Department of Transportation statistics show that, among the 40,000 average highway deaths each year during the past decade, over 500 are truckers and about 4,000 are auto drivers and passengers involved in collisions with big trucks.

RSA reminds everyone traveling during Thanksgiving – and the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to come – to:
– Get plenty of rest before setting out and take frequent breaks to remain alert.
– Consider driving during off-peak travel hours to minimize congestion.
– Avoid unnecessary distractions behind the wheel – including loud sound systems and the use of any hand-held devices. Remember that in many states, a hand-held phone – and particularly texting behind the wheel – has become illegal.
– Give large trucks plenty of room since they can’t see as well, maneuver as quickly, or stop in the same distance as passenger vehicles can.

For more information, visit http://www.roadsafeamerica.org/ .

Road Safe America: PO Box 191502 Atlanta, GA 31119-1502
Executive Director: Thomas M. Hodgson tmhodgson@roadsafeamerica.org

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Valiant Horizon Announces Remixes of ‘Ready’ Single by American EDM Artist Terry Sartor Produced by German Electronic Musician Jerome Klark

Terry Sartor

ATLANTA, Ga., July 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Valiant Horizon is pleased to announce the new remixes of “Ready” by Valiant Artist Terry Sartor (Atlanta, USA). The track was produced by up-and-coming German electronic musician Jerome Klark (Jena, Germany) of the dance music unit M.I.T. “Ready” showcases Sartor’s vocals and ideas front and center powered by Klark’s suave production work. Working together on the single, the two combined their synergies and unique talents to produce an exciting EDM anthem.

Now with the just released new remixes, “Ready” is taken to new and exciting heights by a slew of techno and house DJ/producers. Lars Becker (Gifhorn, Germany) brings a hard-driving and powerful techno groove to the “Ready” track. LoccoGee (Greuben, Germany) turns the track into a suave tech house number with plenty of pleasing EDM sounds for listeners. Xadis (Friedrichroda, Germany) takes a joyful techno ride mixed in with punchy house sounds. Original “Ready” producer Klark even gets in on the remix action with his trippy, dubby and techno journey.

The “Ready” remixes were released on July 29, 2014 via Valiant Horizon. Get “Ready” for it.

About “Ready”:

“Ready” is the second single from Terry Sartor. As the follow-up to his first single “Industry,” “Ready” is an interesting departure from his deep techno sound. “I feel that it is important to continue expanding your sound and challenging musical styles while working with other artists who share your vision,” states Sartor on his latest music turn. Although entrenched in dubstep, “Ready” pulls from other facets in the EDM space that do resonate and nicely complement Sartor’s music style over the years. Working with the very talented Klark, Sartor was able to take his sound to a new and exciting level that is nice direction for his musical career. The lyrics aim to inspire listeners to not only get “Ready” for some serious dance grooves but also get “Ready” to take their goals and aspirations higher.

About Terry Sartor:

Terry Sartor has been on the EDM scene for many years now. With residencies across a number of major U.S. markets, his DJ work has included prominent dance music venues in Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Savannah and Atlanta. Breaking out into the artist world with his homage to show business and very own EDM anthem “Industry”, Terry’s club banger made waves across the world in 2013 continuing into 2014 with major support since its release from a slew of DJ/producers around the globe including DJ Last Sunlight (Argentina), Paul Vinitsky (Russia), DJ Joe Gauthreaux (USA), Odonbat (Mongolia), Sean Mathews (UK), Fredi Inglish (UK), Lorchee (Poland), Milosz-B (Poland), Asla (Morocco), Miracala (Hungary), Zolaren FT (Mexico), Fernansel (Chile) and Alex Slane (UK) just to name a few. Produced by his production outfit Thought Leaders and presented by the emerging Valiant Horizon music label, this progressive house track along with a set of remixes including trance confidently casts Terry’s inspired vocals over sophisticated robotic dance grooves strategically aligned with upfront techno bravado and airtight tribal flair. There are a number of 2014 projects in the works for Terry in conjunction with his label Valiant Horizon including American Strategy and Hot Mess Posse. In addition, Terry has a single with German EDM act M.I.T. called “Now” set to be released on June 24, 2014 via Valiant Horizon. So be on the lookout for more from Valiant Horizon artist Terry Sartor in 2014. Learn more about Terry Sartor:
https://facebook.com/terrysartormusic .

About Jerome Klark:

Jerome Klark is a producer, DJ and breakdancer from Jena City, Germany. With a number of music projects already to his credit, the young German producer has already covered a lot of important ground n the EDM space. Jerome’s career as a producer began in 2011 focusing on electronica, drum-n-bass and dubstep. Working with fellow German producer Kenny Laakkinen, Klark headed into big music production resulting in winning a remix contest in 2013 for the group Under Burning Skin (Efurt, Germany). Laakkinen and Klark are also together known as the production unit M.I.T. (Men In Tuxedos). In May 2014, Klark released his first single “We’ll Be” with German artist Stefan Noack. Starting in 2014 Jerome began to work with DJ/producer/vocalist Terry Sartor. They have two releases scheduled to come out in June 2014. Klark produced Sartor’s track “Ready” – which is set for release on June 17, 2014 via Valiant Horizon. “Now” is an electro-house track by M.I.T. featuring Terry Sartor scheduled for release on June 24, 2014 through Valiant Horizon. Learn more about Jerome Klark: https://soundcloud.com/jerome-klark .

About Lars Becker:

Whether house, electro and techno, Lars Becker enjoys the spectrum of electronic music. At a very young age, the busy DJ/producer felt very drawn to music. In 1999, Lars started out to build a hip hop community with friends. However, the project turned in a different and interesting direction by 2001. The first Rave (Reincarnation) in Hannover, happened. Lars developed the urge to play his own style of electronic music with his own individual personality on it. Since the spring of the year 2012, he has been a member of an Internet radio station called Clubtunes.fm. Lars became a deputy Radio Head in April 2013 because of his great enthusiasm. And inspired by Chris Liebing, Umek and TorstenKanzler, Lars has continued to develop his own brand of techno – which is signified by a driving beat and a nice rolling bass. By working with Clubtunes.fm, he got in touch with “Kenny Laakkinen,” who now supports and promotes him. Lars recently remixed “Ready” by Valiant Horizon artist Terry Sartor (USA) and produced by Jerome Klark (Germany). Info: https://soundcloud.com/larsbecker .

About LoccoGee:

LoccoGee is also known as Sven Gareis. Taking on many roles in the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) space, he is a DJ, producer and organizer of Main Events. LoccoGee is also the founder of the Tinitus79 agency, Sound der Heimat and the Project: Sugar & Candy. For over fifteen years, LoccoGee has been successful in organizing music events. Indeed, he has proven himself to be an all-around talent in the music business. LoccoGee’s events draw hundreds of enthusiastic young people because he deeply understands their music desires with his careful selections of great line-ups and programming. LoccoGee is known for his sets of quiet yet driving house and electro sounds that move the masses in a kind of ecstasy that only ends when he has to go away from his decks. Beyond DJing, he is also making waves in the EDM world with a number of stellar remixes including ones from U.S.-based EDM DJ/producer/vocalist Terry Sartor and also electronica artist Heartlinger. So be on the lookout for LoccoGee in 2014 and beyond! Learn more about LoccoGee: https://soundcloud.com/loccogee .

About Valiant Horizon:

Valiant Horizon is an emerging U.S.-based brand out of Atlanta, Georgia. As both a music label and production unit as well as communications organization, the company has a mission to deliver quality top-notch releases in the house, techno and trance genres for the worldwide dance music community. Navigating through everything from daring progressive territory to upfront high energy, the Valiant Horizon music label seeks to probe and champion the compelling panorama of today’s dynamic electronic dance music scene with an exciting 2014-15 musician roster. From the U.S. to Eastern Europe and more, the Atlanta-based label’s artists include the experimental Dream Attackers co-op, rising Dutch DJ/producer Rodger Forrest, Valiant Horizon’s own in-house production resource Thought Leaders, Polish trance/house DJ/producer Lorchee, American EDM artist/DJ Terry Sartor, German electronica producer Marian and the hot up-and-coming dance music unit American Strategy.

Find out more about Valiant Horizon: https://facebook.com/valianthorizon .

For more information on this press release, please contact:
Valiant Horizon Communications
404-964-5270 USA
info@valiant-horizon.com.

The “Ready” remixes are now available on Valiant Horizon via iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ready-jerome-klark-zoner-mix/id903434849
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ready-xadis-anthem-mix-single/id903877847
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ready-loccogee-rock-star-remix/id903879890
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ready-lars-becker-remix-single/id903877808 .

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Atlanta-Based Valiant Horizon Announces Dutch DJ-Producer Rodger Forrest as the Latest Artist to Join Its Label Roster

DJ Rodger Forrest ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Valiant Horizon today announced that Rodger Forrest is the latest musician to join its artist roster. With a number of EDM recordings and European DJ performances already under his belt, Rodger is positioned to take the dance music world by storm. Influenced by many genres, he comfortably produces music in a number of spaces including electro, trance, deep house and progressive. In addition, Rodger’s DJ work includes performances in Holland and on the Baeleric island of Mallorca right near Ibiza.

Rodger’s first Valiant Horizon single “Blue Bay” is an EDM gem set for worldwide release today.

Rodger recently moved to Willemstad, Curacao after years of living in Breda, Netherlands – which happens to be the home also of two current DJ Magazine top 10 DJs Tiesto and Hardwell. So he certainly comes from a place that has an established history of cultivating top-notch DJ and EDM talent. With his current life in Curacao, Rodger is embracing his Euro music roots while intertwining them with his present country home where he currently has a DJ residence at Mambo Beach Club.

Working in so many areas of the dance music realm, Rodger has an interesting music production style where he may start off by playing a melody on his keyboard or piano and build from there to determine the style of music it may become – as opposed to at the start – which can make for surprising and striking results. From calm and suave synth lines to ear-pleasing trance and deep/electro sounds, Rodger produces a unique mix that is ripe for the dance floor as well easy electronic listening outside of the club world. Focused mainly in the deep tech/trance space, Rodger’s first Valiant Horizon single “Blue Bay” is an intoxicating EDM gem set for worldwide release on November 26, 2013 via major online retailers including iTunes and Amazon.

Hear a preview of “Blue Bay”:
http://soundcloud.com/rodgerforrest/bluebay-preview

About Rodger Forrest:

Rodger Forrest is a 22-year old rising Dutch DJ/producer on the international electronic dance music scene. After years of practicing with multiple digital audio workstations, Rodger decided in 2012 to study at an established music production studio and is now a professional studio engineer and beat producer. With his own unique sound consisting of elements such as electro, trance, deep house and progressive, he is certainly making a powerful statement with his music through his stunning capability of combining different melodies into one peaceful harmonic concept. In addition, he has a number of DJ performance credits including ones on the Baeleric island of Mallorca near Ibiza and also in Holland. Rodger currently resides in Willemstad, Curacao after years of living in Breda, Netherlands. Because Rodger is still young and fresh with his music, we expect to hear a lot more from him and his EDM tracks in the years to come.

Learn more about Rodger Forrest: https://www.facebook.com/RODGERFORREST .

About Valiant Horizon:

Valiant Horizon is an emerging U.S.-based brand out of Atlanta, Georgia. As both a music label and production unit – as well as communications organization – the company has a mission to deliver quality top-notch releases in the house, techno and trance genres for the worldwide dance music community. Covering everything from high energy sounds to progressive terrain, Valiant Horizon seeks to explore and promote the varying fascinating facets of today’s ever-changing electronic dance music scene in its own unique way.

Find out more about Valiant Horizon: https://www.facebook.com/valianthorizon .

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Terry Sartor
Valiant Horizon Communications
USA 404.964.5270
info@valiant-horizon.com
facebook.com/valianthorizon .

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CMI’s Paul Gondek and Alisa Hamilton to Co-Present with Deanna Schwarz of Pfizer at 2013 PRMG Annual National Conference

marketing research companyATLANTA, Ga., March 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CMI and Pfizer will co-present “Engaging Stakeholders with A Story – 3 Tips to Improve Research Reporting” at the PMRG’s upcoming National Annual Conference March 10-12 in National Harbor, Md.

Paul Gondek, Ph.D., vice president of client solutions, and Alisa Hamilton, vice president of research services for CMI, developed the presentation with Deanna Schwarz, Director of Business Analytics and Insights for Pfizer Established Products. As part of the “Thriving Professionally” track, they will share how research findings and insights can be presented in an engaging way to walk participants through a story and transform the way research findings are shared throughout an organization.

The presentation will be based on actual results of a recent study conducted of mothers of children with a medical condition to evaluate opportunities for a medication. This research is a very powerful story of the patient journey from recognizing preliminary symptoms through diagnosis and treatment.

This year’s PMRG Annual National Conference (ANC) will focus on the intrinsic value that an evolved healthcare marketing researcher must bring to today’s global brands and organization – value as a forward-thinking consultant, who not only provides the insight, but the foresight to make those “now what?” recommendations and to thrive in any challenging environment. For more information about the conference: http://www.pmrg.org/ or event page at http://goo.gl/84oUW .

About CMI:
CMI is a full-service marketing research company that combines comprehensive research expertise with marketing insight to provide clients with a deep understanding of their customers by identifying the choices they make and why. Since 1989, CMI has delivered unique solutions to uncover opportunities, optimize marketing strategies, and improve performance for clients in consumer and B2B markets. CMI’s experienced team of market research consultants leverages a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods and technologies to translate research into insights and insights into actions. CMI serves primarily Fortune 1000 clients. For more information about CMI, visit http://www.cmiresearch.com/ .

About Pfizer:
At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacturing of medicines for people and animals. Our diversified global health care portfolio includes human and animal biologic and small molecule medicines and vaccines, and many of the world’s best-known consumer products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company, we also collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. To learn more about our commitments, please visit us at http://www.pfizer.com/ .

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How to Differentiate a Good and a Bad Software Development Company

Oleg LolaATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “When it comes to traits of good developers (be it individuals or companies), a number of rather trivial things is often mentioned,” says Oleg Lola, founder of MobiDev Corporation. “Even more qualities are too vague, stated without any explanations or comments. Having gathered opinions, we outlined the main distinctions. Here are some tips that might help business or product owners discern a software development company that values reputation and trust.”

What shows a software provider in the most obvious way, is perhaps communication. Attitude towards collaboration, main work principles – this and much more can be seen during initial conversations. What matters, is not abundant promises to create something great. The point is to delve into the project to find out what you exactly want, and give suggestions regarding the issue. That is communication. Its insufficiency blocks mutual understanding. A “yes” can be comprehended in different ways – it doesn’t necessarily mean that understanding is achieved. Meanwhile a documented vision of the end product does.

A good development company that produces its own software, can offer signing a non-compete agreement to protect the product owners’ rights regarding the idea of the application and the application itself. It’s not a case of distrust; it’s a means of making product owners confident that their idea will be solely theirs.

Agile methodology became an effective approach towards software development. It allows considering the turning tides of technology.

“Good software companies wield the latest technologies and respond to changes. They give the grounds for what they offer and advise. Expert commentary is another thing that really matters,” says Lola.

Agile presupposes suggestions and explanations, while you have the final say. This approach shows that such companies are oriented at working outcome. It means that their primary goal is not their own reward, but the success of software product – the success of product owners.

It’s vital to have a project manager for direct communication. This should be a separate staff member, not a developer. This person is responsible for the software product. A project manager has the skills to organize efficient work of the developer and quality assurance teams. The best option is when a project manager is engaged into only one project at a time. Thus he/she doesn’t get distracted, and is always ready to answer the questions about current details on the project. Project manager also writes regular reports on the spent work time. These reports can give product owners a definite picture of how properly the work is organized.

Attention to details is also an observable quality. For example, security is an ever relevant issue in numerous apps. The app must be protected so that no one is able to hack payment systems or databases. Reliable hosting and security within the app are discussed in the first place. Reputation and safety of product owners above all.

A good developer considers the needs of end users along with those of product owners. Considering the marketing purpose of the software allows implementing it more efficiently. Who will use the software? Why would they use it? How will it be used? How will end users know about it? Answers to these questions make software more useful for consumers, therefore more advantageous for product owners. More information: http://mobidev.biz/blogs/how_to_make_a_beautiful_design.html.

Product owners may not know how good the code is. It must perform the set purpose, not more and not less, but it also should be flexible in case of possible changes. This will spare efforts and costs in the future, if the software needs to be updated/modified.

“Time constraints might be failed for several reasons, but in most cases it’s a result of improper time estimation and management. And there’s no way for a good developer to compromise the quality of the software by struggling to fit in the time limitations,” says Oleg Lola. Software companies that hire freelancers to perform the development might be prone to delays. Meanwhile a stable core of company’s own personnel is far more reliable than any third-party employees.

Product owners may also know a good development company by readiness for a long-term collaboration. It’s how the company aims to work with product owners in the future. This could be further support of the software (which is often vital), monitoring user reviews, or possible new projects. Such a readiness is a good sign – they work for the benefit of product owners.

Finding a good software provider can grow into productive collaboration, bringing mutual benefits and prospects. A reliable partner is a great asset in the tough world of business. Product owners only have to take a closer look and make a reasonable decision. This will get them closer to success.

Learn more about MobiDev Corporation at: http://mobidev.biz/ or contact Oleg Lola at +1-678-701-3551.

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* Photo Caption: Oleg Lola, founder of MobiDev Corporation.

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CMI Further Strengthens Pharmaceutical Practice with Addition of Qualitative Leader

CMIATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CMI, a leader in marketing research services and insight, announced today that Beth Thompson has joined as Vice President, Qualitative Research. Thompson brings a 20-year track record of successfully conducting highly complex domestic and global marketing research.

“We are very pleased to have Beth leading our qualitative team,” Chet Zalesky, president and CEO of CMI. “She has earned a terrific reputation in the industry, both as a qualitative expert and a seasoned team leader.”

Thompson’s experience spans multiple industry verticals from financial services to healthcare insurance, with a particularly deep background in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries. She has conducted countless studies over the past two decades in pharmaceuticals, as well as in medical devices, surgical interventions and procedures, diagnostics, and biotechnology products.

Thompson commented: “I was thrilled when CMI extended the invitation to assume leadership of the qualitative team. The company has a strong reputation for providing solid approaches and impactful insights on a wide range of strategic business issues. I was especially intrigued with CMI’s approach to defining the paths customers take and then identifying the touch points and triggers that affect behavior. We uncover the real – often subconscious – critical elements that impact physicians’ and patients’ decisions whether to treat a condition and what medication to prescribe.”

Before joining CMI, Thompson managed her own qualitative consultancy for a number of years and has held senior positions leading qualitative research teams and conducting qualitative research for at Genactis, AlphaDetail, and GfK. She holds a PhD (ABD) in Political Science from Rutgers University and a BA in International Relations from the University of Michigan.

About CMI:
CMI is a full-service marketing research company that combines comprehensive market research expertise with marketing insight to provide clients with a deep understanding of their customers by identifying the choices they make and why. Since 1989, CMI has delivered unique solutions to uncover opportunities, optimize marketing strategies, and improve performance for clients in consumer and B2B markets. CMI’s experienced team of market research consultants leverages a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods and technologies to translate research into insights and insights into actions. CMI serves primarily Fortune 1000 clients. For more information about CMI, visit http://www.cmiresearch.com/ .

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Audition Rush Mobile for Auditions and Castings available on iTunes App Store

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 24, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Audition Rush mobile is now available exclusively on iTunes app store, allowing actors, dancers, models and musicians to receive details on upcoming auditions and castings. Developed by talent industry veteran Tharwat Abdul-Malik the app expedites the job-matching process by matching aspiring talent with the latest auditions and castings relevant to their skills and location.

“We are delighted to have the Audition Rush app available on Apple’s App store. All apps have to pass through a stringent test for reliability, performance, technical superiority, content and design before they are approved to be available for download. We are confident that Audition Rush, the cutting-edge application developed by us, will help our users achieve their aspirations,” says founder and developer Tharwat Abdul-Malik.

“Our number one goal is to address the needs of users by delivering legitimate, targeted, timely and focused auditions based on individual preferences,” he added.

The app covers the 100 largest cities in the United States with categories including; Actor, Competition, Crew, Dancer, Intern, Model, Music Video, Musician, Reality TV and Voice Over. Users can narrow their search by browsing for keywords, locations and categories. Auditions can be saved as favorites. And users can share via email, Twitter, and Facebook.

Casting directors, agents and other industry professionals can conveniently post their auditions using the app or post auditions and castings via the website at www.auditionrush.com. In addition, posted auditions notices are tweeted to nearly 160,000 followers of @auditionrush on Twitter along with distribution by RSS and ATOM feeds.

Audition Rush is free and is available now on the Apple’s iTunes App Store for iPhone. Apple iPad, and Android versions will be available in the coming months. And there are plans to expand listings for additional locations internationally. For more information, visit http://auditionrush.com/ or contact Tharwat Abdul-Malik at tharwat@auditionrush.com.

About Tharwat Abdul-Malik:

Tharwat Abdul-Malik has over 20 years hands-on and leadership experience in the software and technology industry. He owned and operated Grand Talent International, a modeling and talent agency. Clients included; Coca Cola, Burdines, Macys and many others. His agency represented such talent as supermodel Cynthia Bailey now on “The Real Housewives” of Atlanta and Grammy® Nominated R&B songstress Keri Hilson.

Contact Information:
Name: Tharwat Abdul-Malik
Phone: 404-939-RUSH (7874).
Facebook: http://facebook.com/auditionrush .
Twitter: @auditionrush .

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Atlanta-Based Law Firm to Combine Zealous, Efficient, Dedicated Legal Representation with Down-to-Earth Approach in New Douglasville-Area Office

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Boddie Law Firm, LLC, an Atlanta, Ga.-based criminal defense, personal injury and family law practice, has opened its newest office in the Douglasville, Ga. area at 8333 E. Office Park Dr., a short distance from the Douglasville County Courthouse. The new office will serve clients in Douglas County, West Cobb, Carrolton, Chapel Hill, Villa Rica and the other areas surrounding its location.

“We want to bring the same experienced, zealous and committed representation that clients get in the Atlanta Metro area to our clients in the Douglasville area,” says Founder and Managing Partner, Attorney William K. Boddie, Jr.

“However, because of the varied backgrounds of our staff, which includes our Spanish-speaking legal assistant, coupled with our down home manner-most of us were born, raised and educated in Georgia-we understand the needs of clients in the Douglasville area,” he continues.

The Boddie Law Firm will assist clients in the areas of criminal defense, particularly drug cases and DUI, family law, with a specialty in father’s rights and personal injury, including wrongful death. Attorney Boddie, who has nearly a decade of experience as an attorney, has become an exceptional litigator and regularly sees rulings in favor of his clients.

The Firm chose Douglasville for its expansion because, in Attorney Boddie’s conversations with local residents and officials, he learned there is a great need for the kind of savvy representation the Firm can bring to the area while remaining sensitive to the unique culture in those communities the Firm will serve from its Douglasville location.

Attorney Boddie, a Georgia native born in Atlanta, derives his understanding of that culture from his experiences as an undergrad student at Valdosta State in South Georgia, from where he was graduated in 1999. He then studied law at Mercer University in Middle (Macon), Ga., where he received his JD in 2003.

Yet, Attorney Boddie’s experience as a legal professional extends beyond the practice of law. He is a frequent lecturer and panel member in seminars on criminal defense law and U.S. Constitutional law issues involving the 4th Amendment. He also has been an invited guest on the Derrick Bozeman Radio show on Atlanta’s WAOK (1380 AM) discussing important legal issues of the day and those that effect the practice of law and the general public. Attorney Boddie also has spoken to college classes at Brown Mackie College, Clark Atlanta University, Clayton State University, and Georgia Southern University.

He is admitted to practice in the Superior and State Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court. He is also a bar member of the United States District Court Northern District of Georgia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Committed to continuing legal education to provide the best service to his clients, Attorney Boddie is a member of various professional organizations such as the Gate City Bar Association, Clayton County Bar Association, Cobb County Bar Association, the Northwest Georgia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and the Criminal Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He is also Contributing Member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL).

Additionally, Attorney Boddie is involved in several civic, business, and political organizations such as The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Let Us Make Man (LUMM). He serves as Chairman of The Advisory Board for The Fulton Leadership Academy.

He will be joining the Douglasville Chamber of Commerce and becoming involved in other local organizations and engaging in other community activities in the Douglasville area because he has a commitment to connecting with the communities in which his offices are located.

“We’re determined to leverage our commitment to excellence, sophisticated understanding of Georgia law and diverse strengths to provide our Douglasville office clients with the same outstanding, personalized service that our Atlanta Metro office clients receive,” says Attorney Boddie.

Learn more about the experience and background of The Boddie Law Firm team by visiting http://www.theboddielawfirm.com/ or calling the Douglasville office at 770-577-4449.

* Photo Caption: Attorney William K. Boddie, Jr., Founder and Managing Partner, The Boddie Law Firm. (Photo Credit: Motifs by Design).

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Nine Georgia Business Brokers Named to Million Dollar Club with $40 Million Sold

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nine members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) helped entrepreneurs buy and sell more than $40 million worth of small and medium businesses in 2012. “The Georgia market for buying and selling businesses remains strong with a large number of buyers with the financial ability to make significant purchases,” said GABB’s 2013 President Matt Slappey.

“Many business buyers today are individuals who have decided not to re-enter the work force, but are ready to control their own destiny by purchasing and operating a Georgia business. Many buyers are also current business owners who saw 2012 as an opportunity to grow their revenues through purchases of a competitor or a strategic partner.”

GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses and help them determine the value of their business, create a marketing plan and strategy, and identify and qualify buyers while keeping the sale confidential from employees and customers.

“The association is very proud of the top producers as they demonstrate to the public the valuable services that we provide to business owners around Georgia,” said Slappey, one of the top-five brokers in sales. “We are a significant part of Georgia’s economy as we provide business owners with the opportunity to sell and protect their retirement and, at the same time, bring new entrepreneurs into the economy as business owners or financial partners.”

Topping the GABB’s 2012 Million Dollar Club is Jeff Merry, owner and founder of the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc., of Gainesville. Merry was GABB’s top producer in seven previous years and has been a part of the Million Dollar Club since its inception in 1999.

Other Top-Five business brokers include Kent Reed, president of the North Atlanta office of Murphy Business & Financial Corporation; Jon Merry, an associate of the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc., of Gainesville: and Matt Wochele, president of Preferred Business Brokers, Inc., and Matt Slappey, owner of the Decatur branch of Murphy Business and Financial Corporation.

Rounding out the Million Dollar Club are 2012 GABB President C. David Chambless, president of Abraxas Business Services, Inc.; Loren Marc Schmerler, President and Founder of Bottom Line Management, Inc.; Steven Josovitz, vice president of The Shumacher Group; and GABB’s 2011 President Eric Gagnon, founder of We Sell Restaurants, Inc.

The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) is the state’s only professional organization and Multiple Listing Service dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises. The GABB maintains a web site ( http://bbms.biz/gabb/businesses/ ) that lists hundreds of businesses and franchises for sale throughout Georgia, as well as around the country, in a variety of fields, including animals and pets, automotive, business services, child care, cleaning, construction, schools, electronics equipment, fitness, flooring, floral, food businesses, gas stations, landscaping, manufacturing, medical, shipping, restaurants, retail, security, signs and businesses related to the internet.

GABB Million Dollar Club Member JEFFERY E. MERRY, SR., a past president of the GABB, was the GABB top producer in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2002, and has been a part of the Million Dollar Club since its inception in 1999. Mr. Merry, owner and founder of the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc., of Gainesville, is a member of the International Association of Business Brokers. For almost two decades, his firm has specialized in serving the manufacturing, distribution, veterinary and medical industries. As a Business Intermediary, Certified Exit Planner and consultant, Mr. Merry has been involved in more than 300 mergers and acquisitions that have ranged in acquisition price from $60,000 to more than $15 million. He has been an adjunct instructor for the MBA program at North Georgia College and State University. Mr. Merry holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Mercer University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois Edwardsville, and a Juris Doctorate from Atlanta Law School. Mr. Merry, a resident of Dahlonega, is a licensed real estate agent in Georgia and Florida, a Senior Business Analyst, and a member of the Exit Planning Institute. He is married to attorney Rebecca Speir Merry, has three children, four grandchildren, and enjoys traveling, reading and riding his motorcycle.

GABB Lifetime Multi-Million Dollar Club Member and GABB President-Elect MATT SLAPPEY is the owner of the Decatur branch of Murphy Business and Financial Corporation. Mr. Slappey has been the top broker in Murphy Business & Financial Corporation of Georgia from 2008-2012. Mr. Slappey has ranked in the top 10% of the GABB each year of his membership. In 2012, he helped clients acquire or sell businesses with revenues ranging from $400,000 to more than $20 million. Mr. Slappey, a native of Decatur/DeKalb County, draws from his experiences in previous business transactions, his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Broker Association (IBBA), degrees in Accounting, Economics and Business from Presbyterian College and 12 years of experience in management for a Fortune 100 healthcare company. A seven year active duty veteran, Mr. Slappey was a pilot and military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. He is an active member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church and enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, playing in a band, and enjoying the great outdoors.

MATT WOCHELE CBI founded Preferred Business Brokers, Inc., in 1996 after a 17-year career as an investment banker. He is a life member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers Million Dollar Club and a member of the International Business Brokers Association. Under Mr. Wochele’s leadership, Preferred has represented hundreds of private business owners in the sale of their businesses. As the managing broker he has had the opportunity to guide and train a number of successful agents in the business brokerage field. Having a career in both the public business arena and now the private sector has been rewarding and certainly interesting. Mr. Wochele resides in Sandy Springs with his wife, Kathy, a professional artist. Kathy and Matt have five daughters and one son-in-law.

KENT REED, a resident of East Cobb for more than 20 years, is the owner of Murphy Business and Financial Corporation – North Atlanta. Mr. Reed, who was a member of GABB’s 2011 Million Dollar Club, holds a BSBA degree in Management and Marketing from Western Carolina University. Mr. Reed is a licensed Georgia real estate agent and has worked as a business development executive and retail marketing specialist with several Fortune 100 and smaller companies, and has owned and managed his own LLC and conducted business in multiple states. Mr. Reed is a member of the East Cobb Rotary Club and enjoys spending time with his wife, Tracey, and their 8-year-old twin boys and traveling, fishing and music.

JON MERRY of the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc., is a Certified Machinery/Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) with the National Equipment & Business Builders Institute (NEBB Institute). A CMEA is intensively trained in the legal requirements involving professional appraisal standards, as well as the methodology approach employed in establishing fair market value, orderly liquidation value, and forced liquidation value in any market condition. He has a keen understanding for the buying and selling process and has assisted our staff of Senior Brokers with numerous M&A transactions. Mr. Merry was a professional umpire for Minor League Baseball for 11 years. Jon is well versed in the industry and handles a wide range of deal making activities to help meet the needs of our clients. Jon and his wife RaeLynda have two sons, Jacob and Joseph.

LOREN MARC SCHMERLER, who qualified for GABB’s multi-million dollar club in 2012, is founder and president of Bottom Line Management, Inc. Mr. Schmerler graduated with a BSBA in Finance Summa Cum Laude from the Boston University School of Management and obtained a Masters Degree with honors from Georgia State University. He has been a business consultant for 42 years and a business broker for 26 years. Loren has the added distinction of having been the only business advice columnist for Sam’s Club in the early 1990′s and a national public speaker at Inc. conferences, BellSouth Symposiums and Staples new store openings. He is a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). Mr. Schmerler has developed a Buyer’s Broker Program that helps a corporate executive find a suitable business and transition into entrepreneurial life. When working with sellers of businesses, Loren helps them objectively decide whether freedom or money is most important to them when they are ready to exit their companies. He resides in Roswell.

GABB Million Dollar Club Member and GABB President C. DAVID CHAMBLESS is the president of Abraxas Business Services, Inc., which focuses on businesses with revenues between $5- and $30-million in the manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, technology, and services industries. An inactive CPA, Mr. Chambless has served in sales, marketing, and executive roles in technology firms; as CFO for public and private companies; and as a management consultant. He has served or is serving in various roles in the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), including as a member of its board of directors, chair of its Leadership Council, chair of TAG-Finance, and chair of TAGFinTech. He also serves on the boards of the Grant Park Conservancy and the Southeast Atlanta Business Association. Mr. Chambless is actively involved in All Saints’ Episcopal Church. His other community investments include service on the boards of The Samaritan House of Atlanta and the Resource Opportunity Center of Atlanta, and on the Advisory Council of 24/7 Gateway, a homeless-services center. Mr. Chambless has an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. Mr. Chambless and his family live in historic Grant Park.

GABB Million Dollar Club Member STEVEN JOSOVITZ is vice president of The Shumacher Group, where he heads the restaurant business brokerage division and provides commercial retail and restaurant real estate site selection, sales and lease negotiation expertise. A former restaurant owner and trained professional chef, Steven has an extensive background in restaurant and hotel management. He also offers consulting, appraisal services and has been retained by law firms for his expert opinion to help settle disputes. Mr. Josovitz, a resident of Norcross, earned a B.S. in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Florida International University in 1981. Mr. Josovitz is a member of the Georgia Restaurant Association, International Council of Shopping Centers and the Retail Brokers Network. He is Multi-Million Dollar member of the GABB’s Million Dollar Club and received the 2012 Million Dollar Club Lifetime achievement award.

GABB Million Dollar Club Member for the fifth consecutive year and 2011 GABB President ERIC GAGNON is the President of We Sell Restaurants and wesellrestaurants.com. He has been designed an industry expert by Business Brokerage Press and is a frequent speaker and writer for the restaurant industry. Mr. Gagnon established the nation’s first franchise restaurant brokerage firm with offices in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Colorado and South Carolina. Mr. Gagnon is the co-author of “Appetite for Acquisition,” a book on restaurant brokerage published last year and named “Best of 2012″ by Small Business Book Awards. Eric is a long term board member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers and Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Club. He is a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) and the International Franchise Association (IFA). Eric is licensed as a Broker in both Georgia and Florida. He holds degrees from major universities in both the United States and Canada.

More information about GABB: http://www.gabb.org/ .

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CMI’s Laura Winn and Steve DiCarlo, Fidelity Investments, to Co-Present at IIR’s The Marketing Research Event 2012

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laura Winn, vice president, client solutions for CMI, and Steve DiCarlo, vice president of market research, Fidelity Investments, will present “Honeymoon Period: Three Tips to Evaluate Your Early Customer Lifecycle” at IIR’s The Marketing Research Event (TMRE) November 12-14, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida.

As part of the TMRE’s Brand Insights track, Winn and DiCarlo will discuss the importance of the “honeymoon period” within the customer lifecycle. While every interaction with a brand ultimately helps or hinders customer loyalty, the “honeymoon period” is the most exciting time for the brand and the customer. This getting-to-know-you stage offers numerous opportunities to gain or lose a customer and set them on a path to a higher lifetime value.

Fidelity Investments is dedicated to delivering the best customer experience during the critical first 100 days of a new customer’s lifecycle, and evaluating how each touch-point impacts a customer’s loyalty and lifetime value.

Winn and DiCarlo will talk about how new research has helped Fidelity Investments:

* Immerse in the early customer lifecycle from the customer’s point of view – over time and using technology.

* Investigate the average experience, but pay special attention to the outliers to identify the highest likelihood to build or undermine loyalty.

* Engage stakeholders to equip the organization to make changes to deliver a compelling, differentiating customer experience.

With more than 136 sessions and more than 170 speakers, TMRE attendees will gain access to the most comprehensive set of industry perspectives from insights leaders across the globe. Download the full agenda here (requires log-in): http://www.iirusa.com/research/download-brochure.x… .

About CMI:
CMI is a full-service marketing research company that combines comprehensive market research expertise with marketing insight to provide clients with a deep understanding of their customers by identifying the choices they make and why. Since 1989, CMI has delivered unique solutions to uncover opportunities, optimize marketing strategies, and improve performance for clients in consumer and B2B markets.

CMI’s experienced team of market research consultants leverages a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods and technologies to translate research into insights and insights into actions. CMI serves primarily Fortune 1000 clients. For more information about CMI, visit http://www.cmiresearch.com/ .

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TVECA Claims E-Cig Company V2 Touts Its Products for Quitting Smoking and That Electronic Cigarettes Are Not Tobacco Products

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA) is announcing to the “e-cig” industry that V2 Electronic Cigarette Company touts in a corporate video that their products are “intended for long-term smokers that have had not had any success in quitting traditional cigarettes” ( http://youtu.be/-OK2K8g9fuk ). V2 is also establishing an e-cig “association” that does not believe that electronic cigarettes are tobacco products in light of a December 10, 2010 court decision that mandates that e-cigs are indeed tobacco products, not drug devices that are regulated as such by the FDA.

From V2′s September 22, 2012 press release “e-cigarettes do not possess the same chemical and physical characteristics as tobacco products and therefore should not be regulated as such.” The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (who is presenting this release) understands that electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, but the association does not make the claim – and does not claim – that the electronic cigarette is a product used for quitting tobacco cigarettes.

Thomas Kiklas, Co-Founder and CFO of the TVECA says “V2′s shocking new claims have the possibility of giving the e-cig industry’s foes new energy to again attempt to ban this fabulous technology that 3.5 million Americans have now embraced as an option to tobacco cigarettes.”

Kiklas went on to say, “By creating confusion and making false claims about the electronic cigarette, V2 and SFATA are singularly putting at risk the years of work that responsible companies have put forth by not making cessation and health claims; items that V2 regularly presents in its internet and email campaigns.”

The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (www.tveca.com) was established in 2008 provide the media, legislative bodies and those that are currently using the electronic cigarette (e-cig) a single industry resource to provide scientific facts behind electronic cigarette technology that has garnered tremendous disinformation.

The TVECA has held since its inception that e-cigs are indeed tobacco products and are not a stop smoking or a cessation device. The TVECA and its members work with state, local and federal agencies as well as with e-cig associations globally to disseminate the science and facts about the electronic cigarette. In fact, the TVECA recently became a member of CORESTA, (http://www.coresta.org/) and is hosting the first electronic cigarette scientific sub group Nov 7th and 8th 2012 in Atlanta.

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Paul Gondek Joins CMI’s Healthcare Solutions Practice

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paul Gondek has joined CMI to expand the company’s Healthcare Solutions practice to support healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. As vice president client solutions and healthcare lead, Gondek will further enhance an experienced pharmaceutical team, using advanced analytics and immersive techniques to provide strategic insights that brand teams can use.

Dr. Gondek has more than 30 years of experience across market research, marketing and brand management, market planning, and consulting. His experience includes 12 years on the client side, and 20 years in senior client service positions with leading research-based marketing consulting firms. His impressive pharmaceutical expertise includes oncology, infectious disease (including HIV and more), diabetes, COPD and other respiratory conditions, cardiovascular and circulatory, women’s health, CNS and pain, aesthetic medicine, OTC medications, a range of devices and diagnostics, and more.

Prior to joining CMI, Gondek spent five years in senior client service positions at two different healthcare-focused market research and consulting agencies, and 15 years as President of his own market research and consulting company. He holds a PhD and MA in Social Psychology and MS in Statistics from the University of Connecticut, and did post-doctoral work in post traumatic stress disorder (psychiatric epidemiology) at Western Psychiatric Institute of the University of Pittsburgh.

“Paul is a great new leader for our dedicated Healthcare team and will be responsible for ensuring that our service to pharmaceutical, healthcare, and medical devices clients – and the solutions we offer – are second to none,” said Chet Zalesky, president of CMI. “Many of our healthcare clients have worked with Paul in the past, so they are just as excited as we are that Paul is now leading our team.”

For more information on CMI’s Healthcare solutions, go to: www.cmiresearch.com/healthcare or www.cmiresearch.com/pharma .

About CMI:
CMI is a full-service marketing research company that combines comprehensive market research expertise with marketing insight to provide clients with a deep understanding of their customers by identifying the choices they make and why. Since 1989, CMI has delivered unique solutions to uncover opportunities, optimize marketing strategies, and improve performance for clients in consumer and B2B markets. CMI’s experienced team of market research consultants leverages a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods and technologies to translate research into insights and insights into actions. CMI serves primarily Fortune 1000 clients. For more information about CMI, visit http://www.cmiresearch.com/ .

- Photo Caption: Paul Gondek, Ph.D.

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Bank of America Violating Multi-State Settlement, Homeowner Alleges

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jay Fenello, a homeowner currently suing Bank of America to prevent an illegal foreclosure of his home, today announced that he has reported the bank to state and Federal regulators for allegedly continuing to violate the terms of the Multi-State settlement.

In his letter, Mr. Fenello describes how he has been subjected to the same illegal and unethical foreclosure practices that the Multi-State settlement was designed to stop, specifically:

- advising consumers that they must miss payments in order to be considered for loan modifications, despite federal rules to the contrary.

- promising to act upon requests for mortgage modifications within a specific period of time, usually one or two months, but instead stranding consumers without answers for more than six months or even a year;

- falsely assuring them that their homes would not be foreclosed while their requests for modifications were pending, but sending foreclosure notices, scheduling auction dates, and even selling consumers’ homes while they waited for decisions;

- misrepresenting the eligibility criteria for modifications and providing consumers with inaccurate and deceptive reasons for denying their requests for modifications;

- offering modifications on one set of terms, but then providing them with agreements on different terms, or misrepresenting that consumers have been approved for modifications.

As part of the Multi-State settlement, Bank of America has agreed to cease and desist these practices, and to pay almost $9 billion in restitution to their victims, as enumerated in Appendix A of the Consent Decree (Case 1:12-cv-00361-RMC, US District Court, DC).

Despite this settlement, Bank of America allegedly continues to justify their attempts to foreclose on Mr. Fenello’s home using these same illegal and unethical practices, as evidenced by the recent court filings in the Fenello vs. Bank of America lawsuit (Case 1:11-cv-04139-WSD, US District Court, Northern Division, Georgia).

“Given that ignoring the terms of this settlement is the same pattern that Bank of America used when it ignored the terms of the Consent Order between Bank of America and the Comptroller of the Currency signed April 13, 2011, and given that Bank of America is the only Defendant in the Multi-State settlement who has yet to offer a single modification to any of their clients under this settlement, it is apparent that this is a deliberate pattern of behavior for Bank of America,” Fenello said.

In his letter, Mr. Fenello has asked “regulatory authorities investigate this matter further, and take appropriate action to ensure that Bank of America lives up to the settlement as negotiated.”

A copy of his letter is available online at http://proseaction.org/BoALawsuit/MultiState.pdf (PDF), a summary of the lawsuit is at http://proseaction.org/BoALawsuit/FenelloLeaveToAm… (PDF), and copies of all of the major filings are available at: http://proseaction.org/blog/?page_id=197.

For more information, contact:
Jay Fenello
770-516-6922
Jay@Fenello.com
http://ProSeAction.org .

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RMN Global Search Ranked #14 on the LawCrossing.com ’2013 Most Influential Legal Recruiters List’

RMN Global Search was recently named #14 out of 6,000 recruiters reviewed on the LawCrossing.com “2013 Most Influential Legal Recruiters List.” Moreover, RMN Global Search was the only firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia to make the top 15 on the list, making it the #1 most influential legal recruiting company in Atlanta. The 2 1/2 year old company is one of the youngest firms on that list, too.

According to JD Journal ( http://www.jdjournal.com/2012/08/07/lawcrossing-re… ), “The firms were ranked and sorted according to a small set of relevant factors, including the year each firm was founded, how many offices it holds, its efficacy of its marketing and public relations, and its popularity in such venues as the social media.” This list, the article goes on to say, is “a certain boon for JDs in need of direction and recruiters curious as to their standing in the market.”

Raj Nichani, Esq., the company’s Founder and President says of the ranking, “To achieve such a well-respected ranking within a few years of launching our company is an honor and we’d like to thank our clients and candidates for helping us achieve such valuable recognition.”

RMN is committed to legal placement that’s principled, practiced, professional, and personalized. That means, as Nichani noted, hard work and dedication to exceptional legal placements-only placing attorney candidates in roles that fit them so that clients achieve their expansion objectives, concierge service that includes top-notch placement advisory services for clients and candidates, and a commitment to following up with the clients and candidates to make sure they are having continued success with the placement and that RMN is at their disposal to meet their placement needs.

One of the reasons Nichani, a former practicing attorney and a graduate of Emory University and Syracuse School of Law, launched RMN Global Search is because he had a negative law firm job placement experience that was riddled with unethical practices.

Thus, RMN Global Search acts as a trusted advisor to its clients and candidates and, he says, “We believe our highly ethical and customized search practices are why clients and candidates come to us. We don’t, for example, send a resume to any client without a candidate’s specific permission, and we walk candidates and clients through each step of the placement process.”

Specializing in placing exceptional attorneys with stellar legal backgrounds and law degrees from top-tier law schools, RMN Global Search currently has about 425 positions available to outstanding candidates appropriate for those legal jobs. Placement services are completely confidential and qualified attorneys are encouraged to apply by visiting the company’s website. RMN Global Search is diversity-oriented and places top candidates of all backgrounds worldwide.

About RMN Global Search:
Founded by an attorney who has practiced law and understands lawyering and the legal profession from the inside, RMN Global Search is a full-service legal recruiting company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with a worldwide client base. We have a unique ability to identify your needs and conduct a customized search to fulfill them efficiently and effectively. Our recruiters’ commitment to excellence has earned us clients in many of the world’s most prominent law firms and in-house legal departments, and we consistently place candidates of the highest caliber from some of the best law schools across the nation.

To meet your placement needs, we have immediate permanent and contract legal jobs with firms and in-house departments of every size and type.

To learn more about opportunities we have available, please visit the Search Legal Jobs page and submit your resume today, or call us at 678-426-3180 to discuss your unique needs. You may also email us at inquiry@rmnglobalsearch.com about your job search needs. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

Visit RMN Global Search on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RMNGlobalSearch and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/rmnglobalsearch.

For More Information on RMN Global Search visit http://www.rmnglobalsearch.com/ or contact:

Raj M. Nichani, Esq.
President, RMN Global Search
678-426-3180.

- Photo Caption: Raj M. Nichani, Esq., Founder/President of RMN Global Search.

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CMI Partners with Toluna for Online Communities

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CMI has partnered with Toluna, a leading independent online panel and survey technology provider, to provide online community and panel solutions to CMI’s clients worldwide. In partnership with Toluna, companies can establish a continuous, two-way dialogue with customers through a branded community website.

CMI and Toluna will work together to provide thoughtful, effective research solutions to better understand customers’ worlds – the choices customers make and influencers on their decisions.

“CMI’s clients rely on timely, relevant research insights to make more informed business decisions. Our expanded relationship with Toluna increases the breadth of our online community offerings, as well as the speed with which we can deliver results to our clients,” said Donna Wydra, senior vice president, client solutions for CMI.

Toluna is the latest addition to CMI’s continually expanding suite of web-based research capabilities to help clients get in touch with their customers and targets efficiently and effectively. The partnership will cover the entire spectrum of online community research from small, short-term communities dedicated to niche topics to large, long-term panels covering an array of topics.

This partnership is a natural fit for the two organizations, as Peter Shafer, senior vice president of enterprise solutions for Toluna, summarized: “In partnership with CMI, we can provide panel health and management expertise, along with a full suite of research capabilities. Our companies provide thought leadership and hands-on expertise in market research, communities, technology and branding.”

“Toluna enhances our ability to align our research tactics closely with our clients’ goals and objectives by engaging panelists in activities that are both substantive and fun,” said Wydra.

About CMI:
CMI is a full-service marketing research company that combines comprehensive market research expertise with marketing insight to provide clients with a deep understanding of their customers by identifying the choices they make and why. Since 1989, CMI has delivered unique solutions to uncover opportunities, optimize marketing strategies, and improve performance for clients in consumer and B2B markets. CMI’s experienced team of market research consultants leverages a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods and technologies to translate research into insights and insights into actions. CMI serves primarily Fortune 1000 clients. For more information about CMI, visit http://www.cmiresearch.com/ .

About Toluna:
Toluna is one of the world’s leading online panel and survey-technology providers. With 17 offices in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, Toluna provides a comprehensive proven, scalable solution that enables companies to answer questions of their target audience quickly and efficiently.

Toluna leverages a unique approach to respondent recruitment and engagement with its online community and proprietary respondent engagement methodologies and guarantees that the data clients receive is of the highest quality. Recently, the company launched SmartSelect™ which is a respondent-level methodology designed to ensure more representative, reliable market research data.

Further, Toluna provides the industry’s leading technology suite, enabling hundreds of organizations worldwide to create surveys, manage panels and build online communities. Toluna’s products include PanelPortal™, AutomateSurvey™, QuickSurveys™.

- Caption: Donna Wydra, senior vice president, client solutions for CMI.

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OxBlue Offers Upgrade Incentives to Existing Customers

ATLANTA, Ga., May 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OxBlue, a leader in the construction camera industry, announced today an incentive program for existing clients to maximize the value they receive from their OxBlue construction camera service. “We want to ensure that our clients have access to the right construction webcam system for the projects they are building today,” stated Chandler McCormack, President of OxBlue. “It’s why we’ve developed a range of options to enable our customers to upgrade to the right system that meets their needs at a minimal difference in cost.”

Through the upgrade program, OxBlue’s clients can:

* Upgrade their current camera to a higher resolution or PTZ construction camera. Users can trade in their existing hardware and pay only the difference in cost between the two systems plus a small increase in the monthly service fee.

* Upgrade their camera to use solar power at no charge when purchasing a solar power station.

* Refurbish their existing OxBlue construction camera system, often at no cost at all.

A few examples of how these upgrade options can be put into practice:

* A client could upgrade from a 4- to a 6-megapixel system, which provides a 50 percent increase in resolution for less than a 10 percent increase in price.

* If a client using a fixed position OxBlue camera wins a large project, rather than purchasing a second camera to cover the entire jobsite, they can trade in their existing camera for full credit towards OxBlue’s megapixel robotic PTZ camera. They pay for the difference in hardware and service, while avoiding the cost of a second camera.

* A client can purchase an OxBlue solar power station to save money, take advantage of the 30 percent federal tax credit or add some points to their LEED certification. The client sends their existing construction webcam back to OxBlue, and it is configured for use with the solar power station at no additional cost.

* After using a camera on several projects, a client can send the camera back to OxBlue and have it refurbished into like-new condition, often at no cost. The construction camera is then ready for the next project.

For more information on the various upgrade options available, please contact OxBlue at (888) 849-2583.

About OxBlue:
OxBlue is a leading construction camera service provider, giving numerous Fortune 500 companies the hardware, connectivity and expertise to enable constant access to jobsites through high-resolution construction webcam images. OxBlue’s construction cameras connect people on and off site, and measure variables such as labor, risk, quality and materials. The cameras provide accountability and increase communications between construction companies and clients.

To find out more, go to http://oxblue.com .

* Photo Caption: OxBlue’s incentive program allows existing customers to maximize the value they receive from their OxBlue construction camera service.

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CMI Expands Client Solutions Team with New Account Manager and New Qualitative Manager

ATLANTA, Ga., May 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CMI, a full-service marketing research company, has added two new professionals to its client solutions team. Bill Douglas has joined CMI in an account management role, and Valerie Deaton is the newest addition to CMI’s qualitative research team as a qualitative manager.

“Bill and Valerie are wonderful additions to our client solutions team,” said Donna Wydra, senior vice president of client solutions for CMI. “They each possess a wide range of experience turning insights into action, particularly since they’ve spent years on both the client and supplier sides of the business.”

Douglas will be a valuable addition to the Consumer & Shopper Strategy unit, leveraging his experience with companies like Coca-Cola and McDonald’s to help retailers and manufacturers increase sales. He has 18 years of market research experience, including his most recent position as president of Envision Research, Inc., where he managed a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative projects. Douglas has experience in new product development/package design, advertising and merchandising testing/tracking, segmentation, modeling, controlled store tests, focus groups, and ethnographies. He earned an MBA from Darden Graduate School, University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, from Mississippi College.

Deaton will support clients across a wide range of industries and is dedicated to delivering research insights that can inform to client decisions and improve business results. She has international experience across a range of industries, particularly with the complex challenges facing pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and financial services clients. Deaton began her career in market research at the Principal Financial Group in 1989 and worked at Chase Credit Card Services for several years. She honed her skills at several marketing research companies including Roper Starch/Response Analysis Corporation; Matthew Greenwald and Associates; Brintnall & Nicolini, Market Research Inc.; and Zaicom Research Plus USA. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Speech Communication-Small Group Dynamics, with a minor in marketing from Drake University in Iowa.

About CMI:
CMI is a full-service marketing research company that combines comprehensive market research expertise with marketing insight to provide clients with a deep understanding of their customers by identifying the choices they make and why. Since 1989, CMI has delivered unique solutions to uncover opportunities, optimize marketing strategies, and improve performance for clients in consumer and B2B markets.

CMI’s experienced team of market research consultants leverages a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods and technologies to translate research into insights and insights into actions. CMI serves primarily Fortune 1000 clients. For more information about CMI, visit http://www.cmiresearch.com.

* Photo Caption: Valerie Deaton joins CMI.

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Ryan Kocher to Lead CMI’s Analytics Team

ATLANTA, Ga., May 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ryan Kocher has joined CMI, a full-service marketing research company, as vice president of analytics. Kocher will lead CMI’s analytical sciences team, where he will oversee all of CMI’s analytic service processes and offerings, and guides development of new solutions to help clients understand the decisions their customers make and why.

“We are excited to have Ryan leading our analytics team,” said Chet Zalesky, president and CEO of CMI. “Ryan has an amazing ability to make numbers and models come to life to drive change in organizations. He answers clients’ important business questions in ways that business people can understand.”

Kocher specializes in using analytical approaches and models to guide strategic decisions, providing much more than simply “the numbers” to get to the implications and recommendations for what clients can do next, and forecasts for how the marketplace will react. He has extensive expertise in survey design, data quality control, statistical modeling, and analytic techniques across a wide variety of advanced statistical techniques

Throughout his career, Kocher has served in client-facing roles with responsibility for client service and client development. Kocher spent the last five years at lpsos Chicago where he was director of marketing sciences. There he managed employees in the Chicago, New York, Cincinnati and Brazil offices. Prior to joining Ipsos, Kocher was an account manager at Millward Brown and a research analyst for United Parcel Service. Kocher holds a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in statistics from the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University. His office will be based in Chicago.

About CMI:
CMI is a full-service marketing research company that combines comprehensive market research expertise with marketing insight to provide clients with a deep understanding of their customers by identifying the choices they make and why. Since 1989, CMI has delivered unique solutions to uncover opportunities, optimize marketing strategies, and improve performance for clients in consumer and B2B markets.

CMI’s experienced team of market research consultants leverages a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods and technologies to translate research into insights and insights into actions. CMI serves primarily Fortune 1000 clients. For more information about CMI, visit http://www.cmiresearch.com .

* Photo Caption: Ryan Kocher to Lead CMI’s Analytics Team.

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CMI’s Jean Fasching and Laura Winn to Speak at 2012 LIMRA Marketing and Research Conference

ATLANTA, Ga., May 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CMI’s Jean Fasching, vice president, and Laura Winn, vice president client solutions, will present “Where to Begin and End Your New Product Development Journey” at LIMRA’s Marketing and Research Conference on May 31, 2012. CMI is a full-service marketing research company that serves clients in consumer and B2B markets, including insurance and financial services.

LIMRA attendees are insurance and financial services managers and practitioners in the areas of marketing, marketing research, public relations, advertising, corporate communications, sales support and marketing services.

Fasching and Winn will discuss how complex offerings marketed through intermediaries can make new product development particularly challenging for insurance companies. They will present strategies for addressing those challenges by understanding customers’ unmet needs before the competition does. The presentation will include valuable case studies that illustrate the new product development journey.

Case studies will include “Gen X and Gen Y Decision-Making: An Immersive Research Case Story,” “Insights from the Powerful Few: B2B Short-Term Communities,” and “How to Accelerate Sales Conversations: A Simulated Conversations Approach.” Each detailed case study will present real-world challenges, along with solutions that attendees can implement in their own organizations.

Learn more at: http://www.limra.com/Events/eventdetail.aspx?id=1126 .

About CMI:
CMI is a full-service marketing research company that combines comprehensive market research expertise with marketing insight to provide clients with a deep understanding of their customers by identifying the choices they make and why. Since 1989, CMI has delivered unique solutions to uncover opportunities, optimize marketing strategies, and improve performance for clients in consumer and B2B markets.

CMI’s experienced team of market research consultants leverages a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods and technologies to translate research into insights and insights into actions. CMI serves primarily Fortune 1000 clients. For more information about CMI, visit http://www.cmiresearch.com .

* Photo caption: CMI’s Jean Fasching.

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OxBlue Adds Mobile Site for Android and Blackberry(R)

ATLANTA, Ga., May 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OxBlue, a leader in the construction camera industry, announced today an expansion of its construction camera interfaces for mobile devices available at http://m.oxblue.com .

The mobile application enables users to view high-definition, time-lapse movies of their jobsite right from their handheld device. HD time-lapse movies are automatically regenerated to include the latest images. “The time-lapse movie feature delivers valuable perspective on how a project is evolving,” said Bryan Mattern, Chief Technology Officer for OxBlue.” The movies also make a great marketing and PR tool. With resolution that can go as high as 1024 x 768, it’s a great way to showcase a technological edge to any project.”

The OxBlue mobile application enables users to browse all active and completed projects. They can access both current and historical weather data, and even perform a digital pan, tilt and zoom on high-resolution digital images. A calendar control enables any image to be accessed from any time during the project.

The mobile interface adds to OxBlue’s expansive line of software that supports users of its construction camera systems, including:

* Online Interface Access – Available for a desktop or laptop, this interface provides a global view across every project. Users can access time-lapse movies, select high-resolution images using an integrated calendar, zoom and pan camera images, review weather information and take advantage of multiple viewing modes to compare jobsite photos.

* Jobsite Screensaver – Displays a live feed from each construction project without the need to visit a website.

* Digital Signage System – Live high-definition images for dynamic display on large format screens.

* Integration Tools – Enhance corporate websites, internal applications or collaborative management applications with OxBlue’s integration solutions.

* Jobsite Updater – Keep track of jobsite progress by scheduling regular delivery of images by email.

“We offer a comprehensive array of options to access, control and get the most from our construction webcams,” stated Chandler McCormack, President of OxBlue. “This latest mobile interface expands our suite of offerings to provide clients a full array of options to remotely monitor their jobsite progress.

To find out more, go to http://oxblue.com .

About OxBlue:
OxBlue is a leading construction time-lapse camera service provider, giving numerous Fortune 500 companies the hardware, connectivity and expertise to enable constant access to jobsites through high-resolution construction webcam images. OxBlue’s construction cameras connect people on and off site, and measure variables such as labor, risk, quality and materials. The cameras provide accountability and increase communications between construction companies and clients.

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Dig in Dirt to Find Unique Mother’s Day Gift for Mom – Ideal Way to Get the Kids Involved

DEARING, Ga., May 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What could be more fun than playing in the dirt? How about playing with your kids in the dirt? With Mother’s Day approaching Sunday, May 13, now is a great time to create a beautiful blooming gift for mom, suggests Gardener’s Confidence Collection. With a little quick and easy research, dad and the kids can plant a decorative container of repeat blooming plants to provide a unique gift and long-lasting flowers for her enjoyment.

The Gardener’s Confidence Collection site provides a quick how-to video on creating container gardens: http://gardenersconfidence.com/Media/GC_Media_Center_Video.aspx .

For the container, simply select a watering can or pot that the kids can hand paint. Then fill it with re-blooming plants such as the Pinwheel Gardenia, an outstanding container plant that will add year-round evergreen beauty. Its whimsical white flowers with lovely fragrance and repeat blooms are abundant.

“Kids are sure to love the pinwheel-like flowers that look as though they are spinning against the dark green foliage. They can even snip them to bring inside in collected bottles and vases filled with water, confident that the plants will bloom again,” said Gardener’s Confidence Collection horticulturist Mike Sikes. “And mom will love the beauty and fragrance of the blossoms floating in a decorative bowl.

“For the perfect patio container for mom, let the kids pick out their favorite color of impatiens or begonias. Add a fern and some ivy, then top it off with a large, focal plant such as the Mini Penny Hydrangea. With its tight compact form and dependable re-blooming of pink or blue, the Mini Penny makes an excellent addition to a container and will last the summer,” Sikes said. “The Mini Penny also makes a great cut flower that the kids can bring inside for an easy floral arrangement for mom.”

And perfect for Mother’s Day, the name hydrangea means, appropriately, “thanks for understanding!”

For more information on Gardener’s Confidence Collection and its plant varieties, please visit www.gardenersconfidence.com .

About Gardener’s Confidence Collection:
The Gardener’s Confidence Collection brand ensures the best in disease resistance, prolific blooms, beautiful foliage and form. Billed as “A Garden You Can Count On,” its products represent years of breeding to ensure the plants’ success in the garden. Products include crapemyrtles, gardenias and hydrangeas grown by growers across the nation.

* Caption/cutline: A container garden created by the family and featuring the Mini Penny Hydrangea is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for mom.

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Laura Winn Promoted to Vice President of Client Solutions for CMI

ATLANTA, Ga., May 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laura Winn has been promoted from qualitative manager to vice president of client solutions for CMI, a full-service marketing research firm. The promotion is in recognition of Winn’s demonstrated commitment to innovative research approaches, her recognized status as a thought leader in traditional and digital ethnographic research, and her ability to answer clients’ strategic business questions.

While Winn will continue to leverage her expertise in qualitative research, this new role will allow her to expand her strategic responsibility for managing and developing key accounts across research solutions, as well as product development, and thought leadership. This expanded role allows Winn to focus more heavily on research insight and strategic recommendations at the account level, moving beyond project execution to add greater value to the organization.

“Laura’s new role will enable her to work with a broad mix of clients to deliver on CMI’s commitment to research that drives results,” said Ellen Mowbray, senior vice president, business strategy for CMI. “She is exceptional at developing and utilizing new approaches, such as our advanced immersive suite, to help companies get to know their customers in deeper ways. Laura’s background in cultural anthropology enables her to identify and articulate key insights in ways that easily translate to strategic business objectives.”

Winn has been with CMI for nine years, during which time she has been a featured speaker and author for numerous industry organizations, including the American Bankers Association, LIMRA, and the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG). She has also been published in a number of publications, including the Medical Group Management’s Connexion, Quirk’s Market Research Review, and Medical, Marketing and Media.

About CMI:
CMI is a full-service marketing research company that combines comprehensive market research expertise with marketing insight to provide clients with a deep understanding of their customers by identifying the choices they make and why. Since 1989, CMI has delivered unique solutions to uncover opportunities, optimize marketing strategies, and improve performance for clients in consumer and B2B markets. CMI’s experienced team of market research consultants leverages a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods and technologies to translate research into insights and insights into actions. CMI serves primarily Fortune 1000 clients.

For more information about CMI, visit http://www.cmiresearch.com .

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Laura Winn Promoted to Vice President of Client Solutions for CMI

ATLANTA, Ga., May 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laura Winn has been promoted from qualitative manager to vice president of client solutions for CMI, a full-service marketing research firm. The promotion is in recognition of Winn’s demonstrated commitment to innovative research approaches, her recognized status as a thought leader in traditional and digital ethnographic research, and her ability to answer clients’ strategic business questions.

While Winn will continue to leverage her expertise in qualitative research, this new role will allow her to expand her strategic responsibility for managing and developing key accounts across research solutions, as well as product development, and thought leadership. This expanded role allows Winn to focus more heavily on research insight and strategic recommendations at the account level, moving beyond project execution to add greater value to the organization.

“Laura’s new role will enable her to work with a broad mix of clients to deliver on CMI’s commitment to research that drives results,” said Ellen Mowbray, senior vice president, business strategy for CMI. “She is exceptional at developing and utilizing new approaches, such as our advanced immersive suite, to help companies get to know their customers in deeper ways. Laura’s background in cultural anthropology enables her to identify and articulate key insights in ways that easily translate to strategic business objectives.”

Winn has been with CMI for nine years, during which time she has been a featured speaker and author for numerous industry organizations, including the American Bankers Association, LIMRA, and the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG). She has also been published in a number of publications, including the Medical Group Management’s Connexion, Quirk’s Market Research Review, and Medical, Marketing and Media.

About CMI:
CMI is a full-service marketing research company that combines comprehensive market research expertise with marketing insight to provide clients with a deep understanding of their customers by identifying the choices they make and why. Since 1989, CMI has delivered unique solutions to uncover opportunities, optimize marketing strategies, and improve performance for clients in consumer and B2B markets. CMI’s experienced team of market research consultants leverages a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods and technologies to translate research into insights and insights into actions. CMI serves primarily Fortune 1000 clients.

For more information about CMI, visit http://www.cmiresearch.com .

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The Fulton Leadership Academy to Hold Its 2nd Annual Walk for Excellence Fundraiser

ATLANTA, Ga., April 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On May 12, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Friendship Community Church at 4141 Old Fairburn Rd., Atlanta, GA, where the school is housed, the Fulton Leadership Academy (FLA) will hold its 2nd Annual Walk for Excellence to raise funds for the charter school’s programs.

“Charter schools don’t receive the same funding from the State of Georgia as traditional public schools,” says Aerle Wilson, the school’s marketing director and the mother of a 13 year old student at the school.

“So, we have to creatively raise funds to support the school and keep its doors open,” she continues. The all boys’ school, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, serves grades 6-12.

“This premier charter school’s largely African American young men are brilliant young students, called ‘Scholars,’ who are considered ‘at risk’ simply because black males are considered at risk in American society,” says Wilson. But none of the Scholars has a history of delinquency or drug use. They are not runaways nor do they have most of the other characteristics of “at-risk” students.

However, because boys are being left behind at alarming rates, some have struggled in traditional school environments. But, these boys are thriving at FLA, which was created in response to these alarming statistics. They excel in FLA’s curriculum based on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and a thematic approach that integrates experiences with aviation and aeronautics.

“Fulton Leadership Academy is determined to make a difference by molding young men who understand the value of education, who are committed to excel in all that they do, and who believe that they can, and must, give back to positively change the world in which they live,” says the School’s principal, Dr. Gavin Samms, of FLA’s mission.

Adds Wilson, “FLA’s staff, which doesn’t get paid nearly as well as they could elsewhere, is really committed to the School’s mission and these boys.” FLA’s day is long, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., so she says she’s appreciative of these teachers that can keep energetic and sometimes distractible boys so engaged all day.

One of the school’s most avid supporters is Attorney William Boddie, who was recently appointed Chairman of the School’s Advisory Board. Boddie says, “I got involved with the Fulton Leadership Academy last year after speaking at Career Day. I was very impressed with the intellect, high character, and discipline of FLA Scholars. It made me want to be more involved with FLA and the FLA Scholars.”

His law firm, The Boddie Law Group, LLC in Atlanta, GA contributed bottled water, granola bars, and Gatorade for last year’s Walk. The Firm also is a sponsor for this year’s event.

The Walk itself will be conducted by its participants walking around the Church’s grounds seven times-a total distance of nearly three miles. One of the reasons for this unique walk strategy is that the School is located in three different jurisdictions and permit costs to conduct the Walk on streets around the School were prohibitive for FLA. However, this is just one more example of the School’s determination to overcome its challenges.

But, the School also sees this Walk as an opportunity for participants to promote a healthy lifestyle while supporting worthy cause. “This walk will help us raise funds for the School’s general fund so we can expand FLA to serve more students,” says Wilson. “We’ve outgrown the space the Church has so graciously lent us and we need to find another, larger one.”

Events like the Walk, adds Dr. Samms, “are vital to our long term success.” He is requesting that people “consider making a donation to support the work going on at FLA and the model we are trying to create to ensure all of our boys are ultimately successful.”

The registration fee for the Walk is $20 and registration is available online by going to the site at www.fultonleadershipacademy.org and clicking “Support FLA.” Walkers my also register on site the day of the Walk between 8 – 9 a.m.

People may also donate to the School via PayPal without registering for the Walk or be a Walk sponsor or sponsor student walkers. All donations are tax deductible.

Boddie is excited about the event. “My involvement with FLA has been a very rewarding experience and I look forward to working and growing with FLA in the future,” he says. (To learn more about The Boddie Law Group, LLC visit www.boddielawgroup3.com.)

* Photo Caption: Fulton Leadership Academy Scholars participate in a robotics project.

For more information about the Fulton Leadership Academy, contact:

Ms. Arle Wilson-Dixon, Marketing Director
Fulton Leadership Academy
(678) 428-2100

Dr. Gavin Samms, Principal
Fulton Leadership Academy
(404) 472-3529

For more information about The Boddie Law Group, LLC, contact:
Dahna M. Chandler
Audience Matters Media, Inc.
(404) 413-3340.

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Customer Results Prove the Value of OxBlue Construction Cameras

ATLANTA, Ga., April 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OxBlue®, pioneers in the construction camera industry, released today several case studies demonstrating the benefits clients have experienced with the OxBlue construction camera systems. “Construction cameras have supported this industry for some time,” stated Chandler McCormack, President of OxBlue.

“But many in the industry may not be fully aware of all the ways this technology can impact their project on a tangible level. With these case studies, we wanted to show just what can be accomplished through the real-world application of our construction webcams and how the cameras deliver real-world results.”

Some of the highlights of the case studies include:

Emery Sapp & Sons: Emery Sapp & Sons received a $600,000 early completion bonus from the Missouri Department of Transportation. The contractor built a bridge right next to the one it was replacing, and then slid the new structure into place. It was able to accomplish such a feat with the precise project monitoring and coordination made possible by OxBlue construction cameras.

Northern Tool + Equipment: Northern Tool runs on tighter, more accurate schedules through up-to-date jobsite monitoring that provides the current status of every project. After realizing the enhanced command and control made possible by OxBlue camera systems, Northern Tool now uses OxBlue construction webcams on all its new store projects.

Noble Investment Group: Noble connects the firm’s principals to projects without airfare or hotel costs. Decision makers remotely view current and historic site images to resolve conflicts and improve collaboration with team members and contractors.

Massaro Corporation: Massaro used OxBlue construction webcams to document project delays that were far out of the contractor’s control, including an archeological find on the jobsite and a fire right next door. High-resolution, time-lapse video evidence from the construction cameras also supported insurance claims.

“OxBlue time-lapse construction cameras lead the industry in performance and reliability in every unique construction environment,” related McCormack. “We hope these case studies provide insight into some of the many everyday situations where they can help keep a project on track to reach a highly successful conclusion.”

To read these case studies in their entirety, visit http://oxblue.com/clients/case_study_register .

About OxBlue:
OxBlue is a leading construction camera service provider, giving numerous Fortune 500 companies the hardware, connectivity and expertise to enable constant access to jobsites through high-resolution construction webcam images. OxBlue’s construction cameras connect people on and off site, and measure variables such as labor, risk, quality and materials. The cameras provide accountability and increase communications between construction companies and clients. More information: http://oxblue.com .

- PHOTO Caption: Adhering to an aggressive timeline was made easier with an OxBlue construction camera. The supervisor was onsite 24/7 and could more effectively plan next steps.

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InnoVergent’s Paul Cammisa to Speak on Cloud Computing at Information Technology Alliance Spring Conference

ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — InnoVergent (www.innovergent.com), a technology consultancy firm and reseller and system integrator of cloud computing accounting software, announced today that InnoVergent founder Paul Cammisa will speak at the Information Technology Alliance (ITA) Spring Conference in a session titled “Adopting a Cloud Solution for Your Practice.”

“When you look at the benefits cloud computing can offer a growing business, it’s not overstating the case to say that this is the most exciting development in financial accounting technology since mainframe applications were traded for desktop applications,” said Cammisa. “Cloud computing gives businesses the opportunity to take advantage of great applications; anywhere/any time access to information; freedom from budget-draining investments in hardware and infrastructure; and better compete in an ever-changing economic landscape.”

InnoVergent specializes in helping companies select and implement financial accounting cloud-based solutions. InnoVergent can also integrate financial accounting with other cloud-based solutions used within the organization such as sales force automation and CRM, as well as professional services automation solutions.

“Last year we developed two new applications, Fixed Asset Management and Collections Management, to complement financial accounting solutions,” said Cammisa. “One aspect of my presentation at ITA will be the need for solution providers to address business leaders’ desire to have a more comprehensive view of their financials and revenue generating departments, in order to operate as intelligently, effectively and profitably as possible.”

The ITA Spring Conference will take place May 6 – 8, 2012 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ITA is a membership association of highly regarded mid-market technology professionals, consultants, and product/service providers. Its primary objective is to create and sustain a community where members share information and build relationships that improve the way they, and their clients, do business.

About InnoVergent:
InnoVergent serves growing businesses with SRP (Services Resource Planning), technology consulting, software selection assistance, integration services, web-based, cloud computing financial and professional services solutions that are quickly deployed and feature rich. Founded in 2006, InnoVergent promises the “InnoVergent Advantage” to all its customers: a focus on your business needs first; quick and positive results; and a solution that works the way you work.

More information: www.innovergent.com .

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John Grendi Joins Third Law Sourcing

DULUTH, Ga., April 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — John Grendi has joined Third Law Sourcing as a principal and member of the management team. Grendi has over 20 years of management, consulting and business development experience serving healthcare, banking, financial technology and business services clients.

“John’s experience makes him an ideal addition to our leadership team,” said Brad Birdwell, a managing partner at Third Law Sourcing. “I had the opportunity to work with him years ago and, as a former CFO and client of John’s, I have seen firsthand the value he brings to organizations.”

Before joining Third Law Sourcing, Grendi was a director at Huron Consulting Group. There he was responsible for developing and growing financial, compliance and business process improvement practices for the firm’s healthcare, financial and government industry segments.

Prior to Huron, John was senior vice president at the Royal Bank of Scotland where he had overall responsibility for identifying, developing and managing revenue from the channel partnerships. He also spent over six years with Deloitte Consulting in client managing roles, driving the growth of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry practices.

“Third Law Sourcing has built a unique business that delivers measurable savings, with a risk-free model that stands apart from typical cost savings consulting,” said Grendi. “I am excited to join Third Law Sourcing’s executive team, leveraging my expertise and professional experience to deliver significant bottom-line improvement for our clients.”

John earned an MBA from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University. He is active in the Atlanta community with the Technology Association of Georgia, The First Tee and the Villanova Alumni Scholarship Fund.

About Third Law Sourcing:
Third Law Sourcing LLC, based in Duluth, Ga., provides strategic sourcing and procurement consulting to services companies with $500 million to several billion dollars in annual revenue. By adhering to the rules of principled negotiation, Third Law Sourcing helps clients achieve bottom-line cost savings without disrupting operations or vendor relationships. Unlike traditional hourly fee consulting firms, Third Law Sourcing’s strategic sourcing and procurement consulting services are net cash flow positive because they are paid for through savings gained.

In addition to cost-reduction initiatives, Third Law Sourcing provides sourcing services to organizations undertaking financial restructuring and merger/acquisition transactions. Third Law Sourcing, founded in 2005, is ranked on the 2011 Inc. 500 as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. For more information, visit http://www.3rdlaw.com .

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Donna Wydra Joins CMI’s Consumer and Shopper Strategy Solutions

ATLANTA, Ga., March 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donna Wydra has joined CMI to expand the company’s Consumer and Shopper Strategy solutions for manufacturers, retailers, and restaurants.

As senior vice president of consumer and shopper strategy, Wydra will provide counsel on key business issues through strategic insights into external influencers, individual motivations and attitudes, and competitive forces that drive consumer and shopper decisions regarding specific brands, stores and SKUs. Wydra is a recognized industry leader with more than 25 years devoted to marketing and research.

Wydra has consulted with client partners in multiple business sectors – including consumer packaged goods, retail, restaurants, hospitality, and agencies – to develop insights-driven business strategies. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, shopper & retail, for Ipsos Marketing and senior vice president for Socratic Technologies, leading the development of their consumer products division. She holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Augustana College and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.

“Donna is a seasoned research industry professional and an exciting addition to our team. She will enhance CMI’s ability to deliver valuable insights and guide activation strategies for clients,” said Ellen Mowbray, senior vice president, business strategy, for CMI. “We are pleased to offer this expanded expertise to our current clients, as well as to grow our presence in the retail, consumer, and quick service restaurant industries.”

For more information on CMI’s Shopper solutions, go to: http://www.cmiresearch.com/w/shopper .

About CMI:
CMI is a full-service marketing research company that combines comprehensive market research expertise with marketing insight to provide clients with a deep understanding of their customers by identifying the choices they make and why. Since 1989, CMI has delivered unique solutions to uncover opportunities, optimize marketing strategies, and improve performance for clients in consumer and B2B markets.

CMI’s experienced team of market research consultants leverages a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods and technologies to translate research into insights and insights into actions. CMI serves primarily Fortune 1000 clients. For more information about CMI, visit http://www.cmiresearch.com .

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Red Bag Solutions Named a TAG Top 10 Innovative Technology Company

ATLANTA, Ga., March 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, has name Red Bag Solutions as one of its Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia.

The coveted Top 10 Innovative Technology Company Awards recognize Georgia-based companies for their innovation, financial impact and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and beyond. Each Top 10 company presented their innovation on-stage during the 2012 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 28, 2012, at Cobb Galleria Centre.

“Red Bag Solutions’ technology is not only changing the medical waste disposal industry, the company is also putting Georgia on the map as a state where technology innovation can thrive,” said Tino Mantella, president and CEO of TAG. “We applaud each of these companies for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community and look forward to showcasing them at our annual Georgia Technology Summit.”

Red Bag Solutions (www.redbagozone.com) offers patented technology and equipment for the on-site processing of regulated medical waste. Since 1990 Red Bag Solutions has offered Steam Sterilization and Maceration (SSM) for safe, community friendly on-site processing of bio-hazardous waste. In 2011, Red Bag Solutions released its new Ozone Sterilization and Maceration (OSM) technology, a groundbreaking innovation for which it is being recognized as TAG Top 10 Company. Ozone sterilization and maceration is more environmentally friendly and less costly than comparable bio-hazardous waste management alternatives and represents a giant leap forward in sustainable bio-hazardous waste management.

“The competition for Top 10 recognition was particularly fierce this year,” said Dennis Zakas, a partner and founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, Chair of Group Office Buys, LLC, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “The Top 10 demonstrate the depth and breadth of Georgia’s technology community. We are pleased to recognize this group of companies and believe that the community will be just as impressed as we are by their innovation and impact on Georgia’s technology industry.”

The Georgia Technology Summit is TAG’s flagship event that brings together C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. This year’s theme, Innovation: The Path to a Bright Future, builds upon TAG’s public awareness campaign to promote Georgia’s technology industry through an emphasis on the fastest-growing tech clusters in the state, including health IT, information security, financial technology, logistics and communication services.

About Red Bag Solutions:
Founded in 1989, Baltimore, Md.-based Red Bag Solutions (RBS) provides technology and services for on-site processing of bio-hazardous waste. The company has manufactured and sold its SSM (Steam Sterilization and Maceration) systems throughout the world. In November 2011, RBS launched its patent-pending Ozone Sterilization and Maceration (OSM) system for European markets. OSM processed waste is sterile, safe, and unrecognizable. It can be recycled or disposed of with ordinary municipal trash. OSM will be available to U.S. customers in Spring 2012. Red Bag Solutions’ customers include hospitals, medical providers, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the United States, South America and Europe. For more information visit http://www.redbagozone.com .

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG):
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 15,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com . To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit, http://www.tagedonline.org .

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