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Bed Bugs Beware: There is a New Sheriff in Town!

Author: CT Bed Bug Dogs
Dateline: Madison, Connecticut Mon, 01 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MADISON, Conn. -- CT Bed Bug Dogs announces this week the launch of a new business serving Connecticut residents and businesses. It's important to note that this sheriff does not wear a gun - he wears a dog collar! More specifically, Ruby, Pasha and Willie are adorable rescue dogs who have been highly trained and certified to find these critters wherever they are hiding which allows an immediate and focused extermination effort based on their findings.”



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MADISON, Conn. /Neotrope News Network/ -- CT Bed Bug Dogs (www.ctbedbugdogs.com) announces this week the launch of a new business serving Connecticut residents and businesses. It's important to note that this sheriff does not wear a gun - he wears a dog collar! More specifically, Ruby, Pasha and Willie are adorable rescue dogs who have been highly trained and certified to find these critters wherever they are hiding which allows an immediate and focused extermination effort based on their findings.

They are key members of Connecticut's first local company that deals exclusively with bed bug detection and remediation services. Not surprisingly, the company is called CT Bed Bug Dogs and is uniquely positioned to offer one stop shopping to their customers who simply want this rather unpleasant problem to go away in both an eco-friendly and cost effective manner. They believe the old shotgun approach (i.e., spray and pray) must be replaced by a rifle which the dogs help aim at the target. Not only is their initial treatment focused, they also come back for a second treatment within 10-12 days and provide a guarantee to assure customer satisfaction. Hotels, Condominium and other multi-family housing facilities see the benefits in dealing with the CT Bed Bug Dogs "MAP" program that accelerates the eradication of bed bug infestations, cost savings and less chemicals in the environment.

As background, the growing incidence of bed bug problems reported throughout the country which, by some measures, has reached epidemic proportions in the metro NYC area has clearly migrated into Connecticut. Consequently, this company was born out of a combination of the growing need for this service in Connecticut and the extensive experience gained by its founders in doing battle with bed bugs in the NYC arena.

Dick Horton, a veteran of many years in the oil business who recently came on board as the sales manager, confirms what highly volatile issue bed bugs have become. According to Mr. Horton, who has routinely dealt with rather upset heating oil customers with no heat in the middle of winter, he has never encountered customers more emotional or upset than those who fear, or have reason to believe, they have a bed bug problem.

Mr. Horton also observed that many people who, by any other measure seem to be intelligent, thoughtful and rational, become absolutely unglued when a bed bug possibility appears. They certainly take it personally and think it might be an indictment of their personal hygiene; cleanliness or housekeeping practices while nothing could be further from the truth. Quite simply, bed bugs are hitchhikers. They don't self-generate but need a chauffeur, albeit an unintentional one. Plus, they like to stay with us because we not only carry them around but we also happen to be their primary food source.

It is the unique characteristics of bed bugs and the proliferation of the problem that makes the members of this new company (human and canine) confident that can play a major role in helping to attack this problem in Connecticut. While they are a licensed pest control operator specializing in bed bug detection and remediation in Connecticut, they do also offer their certified canine detection services throughout the entire Northeast and the in the Middle Atlantic States.

For more information, www.ctbedbugdogs.com .

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KnowledgeAdvisors Releases Performance Optimization Framework Using Six Sigma to Measure Human Capital Effectiveness

Author: KnowledgeAdvisors
Dateline: Mon, 26 Oct 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- KnowledgeAdvisors, the world's largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released a methodology and toolset to measure human capital effectiveness known as the Performance Optimization Framework. The Performance Optimization Framework is grounded in Six Sigma and is designed to help organizations improve the effectiveness of their talent development process.”



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CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- KnowledgeAdvisors, the world's largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released a methodology and toolset to measure human capital effectiveness known as the Performance Optimization Framework. The Performance Optimization Framework is grounded in Six Sigma and is designed to help organizations improve the effectiveness of their talent development process. The central outcome of the Framework is to identify and minimize poor quality hires, ineffective training, unqualified personnel, ineffective leaders, disengaged employees, and under performing workforces resulting in improved financial performance.

By providing measurement expertise, on-demand technology, and outsourced services, KnowledgeAdvisors collaborates with clients to define, measure, analyze, improve and control the talent management function. Effective implementation of this Framework results in higher sales, better customer service, a more productive workforce, improved profit margins and stronger leaders.

"Six Sigma has traditionally been applied to efficiencies in HR like time to hire for an open position, but we're looking at it from an effectiveness perspective such as reducing poor quality of hires. That's significantly more valuable to measure to a CEO," commented Kent Barnett, CEO of KnowledgeAdvisors.

"One can't underestimate the power of tools like these to the human resources arena," stated Dr. Jac Fitz-Enz, KnowledgeAdvisors Board member, CEO of Human Capital Source, and a pioneer in human capital research and analytics. "Tools that define, measure and quantify defects in HR will allow HR professionals to make significant leaps in creating and sustaining high performing workforces."

The Performance Optimization Framework tools measure the existence and intensity of performance defects in human capital processes including recruiting, learning, talent, leadership, engagement and performance management. These defects, once quantified, are then prioritized for improvement and controlled for sustainable change.

"KnowledgeAdvisors is taking a leadership position in helping HR leaders run their function like a business. The act of quantifying errors and optimizing processes should be a natural part of any line function and will add much needed rigor and discipline to HR," commented David Vance, former CLO of Caterpillar and a CLO of the Year award winner.

"We're excited to be on the leading edge of making significant performance gains to talent management processes," commented Barnett.

For a complimentary copy of a white paper on the Performance Optimization Framework please click here:
knowledgeadvisors.com/media-research/white-papers/performance-optimization-framework-value-proposition/.

About KnowledgeAdvisors:
KnowledgeAdvisors is the world's largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions. Leading organizations access its measurement expertise and on-demand software to ensure a high-performing workforce. As the leader in Human Capital Analytics, KnowledgeAdvisors provides the most comprehensive analytics solutions on the market. By combining measurement expertise, on-demand evaluation software, and integrated analytics solutions with benchmarking, organizations gain the necessary insights on how to best develop their workforce.

For more about KnowledgeAdvisors, visit: www.knowledgeadvisors.com.

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Business

Small Business Transaction Expert Speaks October 2 at Georgia Association of Business Brokers Conference

Author: Georgia Association of Business Brokers
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ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The difference between profit and loss can sometimes boil down to understanding the balance sheets, tax codes and accounting. Nationally known expert Monty Walker will lead seminars in understanding business financial statements and transaction tax code at the Georgia Association of Business Brokers state-wide Fall Conference on October 2, 2009 in Atlanta.

Walker is sought after nationally for his comprehensive expertise in the private closely-held business arena. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, Walker was bagging groceries and stocking shelves at the family market and washing dishes in family restaurants after school. By the age of 20, he was managing a beverage distributorship with $8 million in annual revenue.

In this economy, many people are looking at going into business for themselves, says Walker, a Texas CPA who has been recognized by his peer group in the Business Transfer Industry as one of the foremost innovative advisors to Small Business Owners in the areas of Business Transactions, Business Structuring & Design, Business Tax Planning and Business Exit Planning.

"Most people when they hit their mid-40's, what they want to do with their lives moves from success to significance," says Walker. Potential business owners move from wanting to be the next millionaire to wanting to do something to make a difference.

In his presentation, Walker will give GABB Conference attendees a "working understanding of business processes, accounting, tax and structuring." He promises his talk will help "budding entrepreneurs to make something better in their lives."

Walker's "Understanding Financials" session is part of a financial Boot Camp Series that will help potential business owners interpret "all those numbers on the Income Statement and Balance Sheet mean and how they actually arrived there." This class will help participants "understand what all the 'bean counters' seem to know and a lot of us find challenging," says Walker.

As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

* Identify the main components of financial statements
* Differentiate between cash and accrual accounting methods
* Compare debits and credits
* Create accounting entries
* Explain the purpose of a trial balance and general ledger
* Compile financial statements.

In a second session, Walker will tackle the tax code and related transaction structuring, which is "in a constant state of change."

This session will cover current key tax act modifications and other significant and often misunderstood business tax and structuring topics.

By attending this session, attendees will gain a broader understanding of:

* Year 2008 Net Operating Loss Carryback (NOL)
* New Section 179 Limits
* Qualified Small Business Stock
* New Temporary S-Corporation Built-In Gain Rules
* Current Like Kind Exchange provisions
* Retirement Plans Investing in Small Businesses.

Business brokers, as intermediaries, can guide people who are either looking to sell or buy a business through the often overwhelming process. The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) is the state's only professional organization and Multiple Listing Service dedicated to the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises, and the merger and acquisition market.

Many of the more than 100 members and associates of the GABB, founded in 1986, have commercial real estate experience or serve the industry as attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, lenders, appraisers or environmental experts. The GABB offers one of the foremost multi-list support systems (BBMS) in the U.S. for broker members to provide a common database for instant access to listing details to enhance the co-brokering process and expedite business sales.

The GABB Fall Conference is open to the public and will be held on Friday, October 2, 2009, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the conference room of Metro Brokers GMAC Real Estate at 5775 Glenridge Drive, Building E, Classroom 1, Atlanta, GA 30328. Registration is $50 for GABB members and $100 for non-members, plus $25 for those wishing to earn real estate licensing credit. After September 21, there will be a $15 late registration fee.

Register at www.gabb.org or contact Pat Harkins, Conference Chairman, at (770) 649-7666, or Charles Jay, Education Chairman, at (478) 477-6272.

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Business

Opportunities for Women to Buy or Sell Business, say Women Brokers

Author: Georgia Association of Business Brokers
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ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Opportunities abound for women who want to start or buy a business, say four veteran women business brokers, who talk about the economic, gender and professional challenges of buying and selling businesses at a monthly meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers Tuesday, August 25.

"I think it's a great time for women to get involved in buying a business," says Sandra Dohn, an Associate Member of GMAC/MetroBrokers Real Estate. "A lot of people are looking to buy businesses because of the economic environment. There are a lot of opportunities out there for buyers and sellers of businesses."

Pat McDonald, broker/president of the CBI Business Group in Atlanta, thinks women have some advantages in working with business owners.

"Men always enjoy working with a female as we bring the emotional side to the understanding of selling the business," says McDonald. Selling a business is like "giving birth to a baby and then putting it up for adoption to the right new parents. Female business owners feel we can relate to them better than the males do, at times."

The marketplace holds few barriers for committed professional women, says Kathryne Pusch, president of ConsultKAP in Conyers.

"I find that true professionals judge one another on matters of performance and integrity versus gender, race, nationality or other specious criteria," says Pusch. "Being at my best as a skillful and knowledgeable business broker, a qualified expert - not a female or male person--has proven to be the best way to win over clients and business associates."

Melinda Hubbard, managing broker of The Hatteras Group in Marietta agrees that professionalism is the key: "Attention to detail and good communication are more important in today's business climate than ever before. I don't try to impress business owners with what I know, I ask them what they are looking for."

McDonald, Hubbard, Pusch and Dohn will discuss their experiences in business at the GABB monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, at the SouthTerraces Conference Center, 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30346. The meeting is open to the public at no charge; networking time is available before the meeting at 9:45 a.m. and after the meeting.

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. An experienced GABB business broker can help a buyer find businesses for sale, negotiate a fair price and obtain financing. A broker can help an owner evaluate and price a business, market and advertise to prospective buyers, negotiate and close a deal. The GABB Web site (www.gabb.org) lists hundreds of businesses for sale throughout Georgia, as well as around the country.

Kathryne A. Pusch, president of ConsultKAP, a seasoned professional consultant and broker, began her career consulting for a large international consulting firm in 1979. Her consulting work focuses primarily on preparing businesses for a successful sale, and exit and transition planning for owners. Kathryne is a past president of GABB and has been active on Board and leadership positions in GABB since 1998. She has extensive formal education, including a B.S. in Marketing and Marketing Research and an MBA. Kathryne is a licensed Real Estate Broker, a frequent public speaker, serves on the Executive Advisory Network of the DBM International Center for Executive Options, is a published author, and a licensed Georgia real estate instructor.

Patricia McDonald is president and founder of CBI Business Group. She became a business broker after working as a commercial real estate broker and has been selling businesses for more than 20 years. Pat has been a member of the International Business Brokers Association for more than 19 years. She is a member of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, is involved in the chamber's CEO Roundtable and Leadership Cobb Class for 2009-2010. She belongs to the Marietta Kiwanis Club and is active with the Cobb County Boys & Girls Club. Pat is a member of Brokers Network Group and of the Institute of Certified Business Counselors. Pat is a licensed real estate broker in Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. She specializes in manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, and specific service companies.

Melinda Hubbard owned and sold a large family business before joining The Hatteras Group as a principal in 2003. While raising her children, she worked in residential real estate and attained her broker's license. In 2006 she became a life member of the GABB million-dollar club by attaining sales over a million dollars for the previous three years. Melinda represents clients in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries with a strong emphasis on automotive related businesses. She is a member of the GABB, the International Business Brokers Association, the Georgia Association of REALTORS® and the Marietta Kiwanis Club.

Sandra Dohn, an Associate Member of GMAC/MetroBrokers Real Estate, is a proven professional with many years experience selling residential and commercial properties. Her background includes selling homes and commercial property as well as listing and selling numerous small businesses in a variety of industries. She is known as a talented marketer with strong people skills and expertise in handling all aspects of the sale. Sandra lived in Clearwater, Florida until 1999 when she moved to Atlanta. Sandra and her husband are renovating a foreclosed home in Alpharetta and they hope to resell it to a first time homebuyer.

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Business, Food and Beverages, Green Business

REMIS AMERICA, Energy Saving Products Utilized in New Hannaford Supermarket in Augusta, Maine

Author: REMIS AMERICA, LLC
Dateline: Elkhart, Indiana Wed, 19 Aug 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ELKHART, Ind. -- Leading the way in reducing energy consumption is in the works for the new 49,000-sqaure-foot LEED Platinum Certified Hannaford Supermarket in Augusta, Maine and REMIS AMERICA was sure to be a part of it. REMIS AMERICA installed 32 feet of Remiglas Ecosafe sliding glass covers on freezer bunker display cases which can reduce energy consumption up to a remarkable 55 percent over traditional open frozen food cases.”



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ELKHART, Ind., Aug. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Leading the way in reducing energy consumption is in the works for the new 49,000-sqaure-foot LEED Platinum Certified Hannaford Supermarket in Augusta, Maine and REMIS AMERICA was sure to be a part of it. REMIS AMERICA installed 32 feet of Remiglas Ecosafe sliding glass covers on freezer bunker display cases which can reduce energy consumption up to a remarkable 55 percent over traditional open frozen food cases. With these potential energy savings, retail grocery stores now recognize the opportunity to significantly lower operating costs, while reducing their carbon footprint.

Eco-friendly energy savings are only part of the story. Enclosed cases maintain a more comfortable store temperature, while providing a barrier to protect food freshness in the event of a power outage. Also, insulated glass covers maintain product integrity by keeping temperatures constant, for greater consumer satisfaction. Goods remain uniformly frozen in the refrigerated display cabinet and optimally visible.

The Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets is the first supermarket chain in the world to achieve LEED Platinum Certification. The Platinum designation is the highest rating a company can strive to obtain from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental design (LEED). Hannaford's first-in-the-world environmental designed Augusta location opened on July 25, 2009. They plan on using the store as a research laboratory to test new innovations that decrease energy usage, waste and water consumption, while improving air quality, storm-water management, and the use of sustainable materials.

The REMIS AMERICA, Remiglas Ecosafe covers have been engineered to custom fit individual case specifications. These proven systems are in use in over ten thousand retail stores throughout Europe, via the sister company, REMIS GmbH of Cologne, Germany.

REMIS AMERICA, headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, is the result of a joint venture between, DEHCO, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana, and REMIS GmbH of Cologne, Germany.

Hannaford currently operates 169 supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont under the name Hannaford Food and Drug or Hannaford Supermarket and Pharmacy. Hannaford is owned by Belgium-based Delhaize Group, a global company that is one of the world's largest food retailers.

More information: www.remisamerica.com.

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Business

California Universal Waste Rules Continue to Change

Author: Lion Technology Inc.
Dateline: Mon, 03 Aug 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lion Technology Inc., a nationally renowned regulatory compliance training firm, will present several two-day Hazardous Waste in California Workshops during the month of September. This course is designed for industries that must assure compliance with California's hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in San Diego on September 14-15; Los Angeles on September 17-18; Bakersfield on September 21-22; and Oakland on September 24-25, 2009.”



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LAFAYETTE, N.J., Aug. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lion Technology Inc., a nationally renowned regulatory compliance training firm, will present several two-day Hazardous Waste in California Workshops during the month of September. This course is designed for industries that must assure compliance with California's hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in San Diego on September 14-15; Los Angeles on September 17-18; Bakersfield on September 21-22; and Oakland on September 24-25.

Lion TechnologyTuition is $795 per person, with group discounts available. Registration includes hands-on instruction, course reference materials, networking luncheon, certificate of achievement, and one year of follow-up support. Group discounts apply to three or more registrations. Sign-in is at 7:30 a.m. and training starts at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is recommended. To register, call (888) 546-6511 or visit www.lion.com.

Environmental regulations are constantly changing. Companies who manufacture, store, or dispose of products and chemicals must assure they are up-to-speed on the latest requirements. In most cases, new rules call for facilities to revise operations, alter procedures, and retrain personnel in order to assure compliance.

In February 2009, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CAL/EPA) revised their hazardous waste regulations (Title 22) by adding new training provisions and standards for handlers of universal waste; a change that will affect countless companies throughout the State. Universal waste includes commonly produced waste items such as light bulbs, aerosol cans, cathode ray tubes, mercury thermostats, LCD or plasma screens, and batteries. The same month, in a separate rulemaking, the CAL/EPA added new disposal and management requirements for electronic waste.

As with any major regulatory change, it is important to properly train facility personnel and review operational processes to assure compliance. Additional time will be provided at the workshop to address regulatory questions pertaining to the new requirements.

About Lion Technology Inc.

Since 1977, more than 100,000 professionals have relied on Lion Technology (www.lion.com) to meet their regulatory compliance training needs. Lion offers comprehensive training and resources in the area of environmental, hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation, and workplace health and safety compliance. Training is offered through nationwide public workshops, live Web seminars, online courses, and on-site programs. Regulatory support services and consulting are provided to assist industry comply with Federal and State laws and regulations.

CONTACT: Lion Technology, (973) 383-0800, info@lion.com.

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Business, Regional Events

Griffin Pest Solutions Hosts Bed Bug Invasion Seminar to Educate West Michigan Communities

Author: Griffin Pest Solutions
Dateline: Kalamazoo, Michigan (KALAMAZOO, Mich.)  | Wed, 13 May 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Griffin Pest Solutions announces The Bed Bug Invasion, an educational seminar designed to address diverse communities where bed bugs have become significant problems. The seminar will be held at the Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University on May 20, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The $49 registration fee includes lunch; pre-registration is required due to seating limitations.”



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KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Griffin Pest Solutions announces The Bed Bug Invasion, an educational seminar designed to address diverse communities where bed bugs have become significant problems. The seminar will be held at the Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University on May 20, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The $49 registration fee includes lunch; pre-registration is required due to seating limitations.

The seminar will target area hospitals, multi-unit housing communities, colleges and universities, assisted living facilities and the hospitality industry. There will be in-depth, expert discussions about medical issues associated with bed bugs and strategies for prevention, detection, control and management.

"Nationwide, bed bugs are a significant issue," Bery Pannkuk, Technical Director for Griffin Pest Solutions, explains. "And, while many equate bed bugs with poor sanitation, this is a myth. A five-star resort is just as susceptible as a local motel."

And, once an infestation occurs, without the expertise of a pest professional, they are extremely difficult to remove.

Bed Bugs are not picky about where they live. They can travel easily from beds to sofa cushions; room to room; and in suitcases during travel. They can occur in a hotel room, college dorm or even a movie theater.

During the seminar, expert speakers will provide an overview of bed bugs, including their history and current status. A recommended plan of action will be presented to businesses that may suspect or find bed bugs in their establishments.

Dr. Jerome Goddard, a medical entomologist in the Bureau of Environmental Health, Mississippi Department of Health, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. His recent study, "Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) and Clinical Consequences of Their Bites," published by the Journal of American Medicine Association, will be the focus of his presentation. Dr. Goddard is also the Clinical Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine in The School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Dr. Raj Hulasare, Senior Scientist and Product Manager; and Greg Grabow, National Sales Manager in the Thermal Remediation division of TEMP-AIR, Inc. in Burnsville, MN, will present on the use of heat remediation to control bed bugs.

Dr. Hulasare leads the research efforts of TEMP-AIR on efficacy of heat to control bed bugs and stored product pests in the food-processing industry.

Greg Grabow has helped to develop various configurations of electric bed bug systems used by pest control companies that are suitable for the hospitality industry, property management groups, and universities.

Finally, Jim Rutherford, a scent detection dog trainer and handler, and owner of the Action K9 Institute in Manistee, MI, will discuss and demonstrate the advantages of using K9 scent detection dogs to search for bed bugs. These scent detection dogs have proven to be 95 percent accurate.

The Bed Bug Invasion seminar will conclude with a panel discussion and question and answer period to be followed by one hour of networking.

For more information, contact Denise DeVries at: 269-585-1025, or visit: www.RegOnline.com/BedBug09 for the event outline and agenda.

About Griffin Pest Solutions

Operated by Griffin Service Companies, Griffin Pest Solutions (www.GriffinPest.com) services Northern Indiana and Michigan and is AIB certified. They are also certified in QualityPro Green and QualityPro by the National Pest Management Association. Since 1929, the company has been locally owned and operated by the Griffin family with offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek and Ann Arbor.

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FTC Red Flag Rules Extension Does Not Postpone Identity Theft Pandemic, Says Information Security Forensics Expert

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Identity Misrepresentation Increases Business Risks, Says Information Security Forensics Expert Bryan Thornton

DENVER, Colo., May 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Businesses need to be aware of the extent to which identity misrepresentation and identity theft can affect their operations and profitability, as well as their customers or clients, according to Bryan Thornton, director of information security planning for Denver-based idBUSINESS (idbusiness.com). Thornton is available to speak with news media and other business information aggregators regarding the FTC extension and the risks faced by businesses in coping with rampant identity theft schemes.

idbusiness"Since the FTC has delayed the deadline for Red Flag Rules compliance until August 1, 2009, it will be tempting for businesses and organizations to put them on the back burner until another deadline looms," says Thornton. "Unfortunately, identity theft is not abating even if the enforcement of a regulation is postponed."

Businesses that insist on treating Red Flag Rules requirements as merely an issue of FTC compliance are misunderstanding the far greater risk of identity compromise and identity misrepresentation to their operation, he explains.

According to an April 30 announcement (ftc.gov/opa/2009/04/redflagsrule.shtm),

"The Federal Trade Commission will delay enforcement of the new 'Red Flags Rule' until August 1, 2009, to give creditors and financial institutions more time to develop and implement written identity theft prevention programs. For entities that have a low risk of identity theft, such as businesses that know their customers personally, the Commission will soon release a template to help them comply with the law. Today's announcement does not affect other federal agencies' enforcement of the original November 1, 2008 compliance deadline for institutions subject to their oversight."

Enacted by Congress, and enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, the Red Flag Rules are an effort to activate businesses to respond in their own, and their customers', best interest, Thornton explains. They are neither the cause of the challenges they address, nor are they the solution.

"The front line of identity theft and identity misrepresentation has shifted to encompass physical points of sale or points of service, meaning that businesses must completely restructure their behavior and thought processes around information security. By focusing purely on regulatory sticks and carrots, businesses are failing to adopt a more vigilant perspective on information security, both physical and digital," he said.

Developing a Red Flag Rules policy, and understanding how that policy fits within your overall business operations, is a good place to begin building that perspective, Thornton proposes. Businesses must ask themselves critical questions to challenge their understanding of how identity theft might penetrate their operations: Can you be certain that your customers are who they say they are? How much exposure does your place of work receive from third party vendors such as maintenance personnel or third party service providers? What is left on your employees' desks at the end of the day? How many different points of access are there to your computer and digital information networks?

About idBUSINESS

idBUSINESS is the standard Information Security operating system for small- to mid-sized businesses. It provides information security planning tools that identify needs, assess risks, comply with the law, and secure an organization's data.

idBUSINESS is powered by two leading firms in information security, ID Experts, the nation's leader in date breach prevention and remediation services, and Net Reaction, providers of forensics and information security planning products and services.

To learn more, please visit www.idBUSINESS.com.

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Apology from EASEUS to the Public for Online Giveaway Failure on Feb. 27, 2009 from Hosting Crash

Author: EASEUS Software
Dateline: Fri, 06 Mar 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, N.Y., March 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EASEUS, a leading hard disk management solution provider, today announced a public apology for the online EASEUS Partition Master Professional Edition giveaway failure on Feb. 27, 2009 due to a hosting crash. Last Friday, EASEUS established a free giveaway in cooperation with MakeTechEasier, allowing a 24-hour unlimited free download.”



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NEW YORK, N.Y., March 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EASEUS, a leading hard disk management solution provider, today announced a public apology for the online EASEUS Partition Master Professional Edition giveaway failure on Feb. 27, 2009 due to a hosting crash.

Last Friday, EASEUS established a free giveaway in cooperation with MakeTechEasier.com, allowing a 24-hour unlimited free download of EASEUS Partition Master Professional Edition full version. MakeTechEasier.com posted an announcement of this activity on their homepage and many other big sites like LifeHacker, DownloadSquad, DSLReports, eeeuser, etc. regarding this giveaway event.

During the first two hours of this event, there came tens of thousands of download requests for the full version of EASEUS Partition Master Professional Edition. There were 38,000 clicks on MakeTechEasier and more than 50,000 on LifeHacker. Too many downloads caused a host crash of the EASEUS website. Then the giveaway activity was forced to stop and users from various sites could not download EASEUS Partition Master Professional Edition anymore. 24-hour unlimited downloads only lasted 2 hours.

Below is the original email from hosting provider:
"The server has crashed as a result of this morning's high volume of traffic that is coming into your Web site. It looks like over 50,000 downloads have been made."

And now, we are trying to solve this kind of issue to ensure that there will be no such problems for the next giveaway activity. We are extremely sorry for the giveaway failure this time. Here, EASEUS may provide another 24-hour free download of EASEUS Partition Master Professional Edition full version once we solve this problem.

If you are still interested in downloading EASEUS Partition Master, please visit www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm to download the Home Edition which is free to home users. This product has only a little difference with EASEUS Partition Master Professional Edition. You may check the differences at www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/comparison.html.

About YIWO Tech Development Co., Ltd.

The company specializes in hard disk management and data recovery software for Windows OS. Its other major products are Data Recovery Wizard Professional, Data Recovery Wizard, and Partition Table Doctor. For more information, visit: http://www.easeus.com or contact Lydia Wei at: Lydia@easeus.com.

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When the Economy is Down, Van Millwork is Up

Author: Van Millwork
Dateline: Mon, 05 Jan 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In a questionable economy with so many unknown variables, many companies are quick to react by slashing prices and searching far and wide for new business albeit small. Van Millwork has taken a different approach to the state of the economy and the results are paying off. Sales have started to rise at year end and the business has stayed in line with 4th quarter sales from 2007. The company is making profitable decisions at a time when the overall residential building and remodeling industry is down 30-40 percent.”



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BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In a questionable economy with so many unknown variables, many companies are quick to react by slashing prices and searching far and wide for new business albeit small. Van Millwork has taken a different approach to the state of the economy and the results are paying off. Sales have started to rise at year end and the business has stayed in line with 4th quarter sales from 2007. The company is making profitable decisions at a time when the overall residential building and remodeling industry is down 30-40 percent. "We have held our own and have made the tough decisions to make it through these trying times," explains President and CEO, James Donlin.

CEO James DonlinObvious question is: How are they doing well when many companies in the housing industry are failing? The answer can be attributed to product offerings and most importantly professional relationships. Mr. Donlin came aboard the forty year old company in 2007. He ascertained Van Millwork's position in the marketplace and decided to expand the company's product line. As early as first quarter of 2008, the industry was already showing signs of distress, but Mr. Donlin trudged forward with a strategy to expand Van Millwork's product lines. He brought on Azek exterior trim and mouldings as well as multiple lines of hardwood flooring including Stuart, and Bruce.

To jumpstart sales for the new brands, the President initiated a competitive promotional offering which has generously paid off for the company as well as its customers. As the promo boasts in its offering, it helps "Liberate Your Bottom Line." Any order that includes up to 1,000 square feet of flooring is awarded a 3 percent discount on the entire order - that includes the remainder of their stock inventory of interior and exterior doors, hardware, stair parts, mantels, trim and mouldings. Anything over 1,000 square feet receives a 5 percent discount. This has proven successful and increased sales for flooring as well as overall.

With that success under his belt, Donlin has concentrated on other areas of the business including what he calls "the company's gem" - the $1 million dollar showroom in Needham that Van Millwork shares with its sister companies, C&R Flooring and Dustless Floor Sanding. The showroom displays full-size applications of Van Millwork's products in nine vignette rooms that showcase different distinct architectural styles that allow a homeowner, builder, designer, contractor or architect to match their room's design.

With little effort, Van Millwork has increased traffic into their showroom by maximizing its relationships with associated partners in the building industry. Along with their partners and Design New England magazine, Van Millwork has hosted six free Design Seminars in 2008 which have attracted close to 300 consumers and interior designers to its Needham showroom to learn new ideas in conjunction with product knowledge enhancement.

The seminars include either a sit-down lunch or brunch for attendees prior to the hour-long seminar presented by greater Boston area experts. Thanks to Van's media sponsor, Design New England of Boston Globe Media, the advertising cost is minimal and the seminars operate at less than $250 each. In addition, Van Millwork worked with their vendors to create a two-day Continuing Education course that offered up to 10 credits for AIA certified architects. Van Millwork hosts many events for the media, designers, builders, and most recently their chosen charitable organization, The Room To Dream Foundation, in their showroom. The response has been overwhelming and has allowed Van Millwork to forge new relationships with potential consumers and long term relationships with trade professionals.

One element that has remained true and steadfast among the professionals at Van Millwork is a dedicated focus on customer relationships. While words like "Service," "Quality," and "Satisfaction" are often used as lip service to promote businesses, Van Millwork prioritizes these words as goals.

Van Millwork's Vice President of Operations, Mary Wills states, "We're proud of our employees' consistent execution of service and quality, which results in our customers' satisfaction. It is strengthening our relationships and points to future growth opportunities."

CEO James Donlin of Van MillworkThe company attributes their professional relationships to what has allowed them to survive the down economy and by continuing to nurture these relationships, they have confidence that they will stay afloat. Van Millwork is implementing a new business strategy that customers will find rewarding.

As Donlin puts it, "Our biggest reward is customer loyalty so why not give something back to them. If we don't focus on our customer base, someone else will, and we value them too much to lose them." While he won't say what his plan is, he is excited that his customers stand to gain more through their relationship with Van Millwork.

President and CEO, James Donlin might be on to something. After all Boston Home Magazine just named Van Millwork Best of Boston for 2009 in the Millwork category, in addition to choosing the company's Custom Division for Custom Woodworking in its Stockist Resource Guide.

Founded in 1967 as a full service lumber company, Van Millwork has grown into the largest interior millwork supplier in New England. The company offers a full array of millwork products and architectural trim for the interior and exterior of the home, including moldings, interior and exterior doors, stair components, signature mantels, wainscot panel systems, and columns. The company also offers showrooms in Bellingham, Needham and Mashpee, MA, and a full-service custom woodworking shop in Fitchburg, MA.

Van Millwork's corporate offices are located at 27 Maple Street in Bellingham, MA. For more information on flooring or other products and services call 508-966-4141 or visit the website at www.vanmillwork.com.

For press inquiries contact Jennifer Driscoll, Van Millwork, 508.966.4141, ext 234, or jdriscoll@vanmillwork.com.

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